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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Janet E. Blomquist

    Janet E. Blomquist
    Janet E. Blomquist passed away peacefully at the age of 95 on January 23, 2013, a day before what would have been her 67th wedding anniversary. She has gone to be with the Lord and her husband. We like to think she needed a day to get ready to see Dad...
  • Ethel Holton Doyle

    Ethel Holton Doyle, longtime resident of Costa Mesa and Irvine, died peacefully at her home of natural causes on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at age 91.  Mrs. Doyle was born February 1, 1921 in Bridgeton, North Carolina.  She attended Louisburg College and...
  • Joseph Pierce Gannon, Jr.

    Joseph Pierce Gannon, Jr.
    Joseph Pierce Gannon, Jr. Obituary Joseph was known to most people as “JP” or “Pierce”.  He was born in Visalia on August 20, 1919 and passed away peacefully on Friday, January 11, 2013 while in the California Veterans Home in...
  • Married for a lifetime

    Married for a lifetime
    On their first date, they went to the pictures. "I couldn't put my arm around her," Robert Lynch said with a laugh. He and his date, Rosalie, turned around and saw her five brothers lined up behind them, arms crossed. This was back in Massachusetts,...
  • Jeanne Parquette Wertman

    Jeanne Parquette Wertman
    Jeanne Parquette Wertman of Dallas, Texas formerly of Irvine, California passed away peacefully in Dallas, Texas  on February 5, 2013 at the age of 94.  Jeanne was preceded in death by the love of her life husband of 63 years, Howard “Buck”...
  • Commentary: A lesson on important figures from the past

    Usually when reading letters that I don't agree with, I just let them slide and do not give them much thought. However, when one is personally attacked, then a response is in order. Recently, I wrote a piece (Mailbag: "

    94-year-old receives French honor

    94-year-old receives French honor
    Some things are still hard for David Lester to talk about, as they would be for anyone who's seen his friends die and rivers turn red with blood. Eventually the 94-year-old Costa Mesa resident did open up, in the form of a 400-page manuscript, "A Combat...
  • Jewish group backs Rackauckas

    A leading Los Angeles Jewish rights organization on Tuesday came out in support of the Orange County district attorney's decision to file criminal charges against 11 students who interrupted a speech by the Israeli ambassador to the United States. In a...
  • Thursday's Calendar

    Thursday's Calendar
    TODAY Valentine's-Themed Shopping Night The nine boutiques at The Cove at Mariner's Mile, 410 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach, host a Valentine's Day-themed shopping event from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, call (949) 722-8488. Preview Night...
  • Friday's Calendar

    FRIDAY Chanel Spring Trunk Show Neiman Marcus at Fashion Island hosts a Chanel Spring Trunk Show, showing off its 2011 Spring Collection. For more information, call (949) 759-1900. Shabbat Service Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach,...
  • From The Sports Desk: Coach Briggs loved life, job

    A little less than four years ago, Paul Briggs gave me a quote that basically summed up what he thought of his life. Briggs, a former Orange Coast College football assistant and a high school coaching legend in Bakersfield, died on Monday at age 90...
  • Paul Arthur Hanna

    Paul Arthur Hanna
    PAUL ARTHUR HANNA, 93, of Prescott, AZ, died peacefully on Jan. 20, 2011.  He was born in Crystal City, MO, Sept. 25, 1917, son of the late Harold and Bertha Hanna. Harriet Jane Hanna, Paul’s devoted wife of 55 years, preceded him in death, as did...