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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 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”...
  • Newport completes lower-bay dredging

    A major dredging project in Newport Harbor wrapped up this week, leaving the lower bay cleaner and more navigable than it's been in decades, officials said. Now, the harbor is 10 to 16 feet deep in most spots. "First of all, I think it means we've...
  • Mailbag: Estancia employees acted heroically

    Re. "BB gun sparks shooting scare at Estancia" Feb. 16: I happened to be at Estancia High School during the recent BB gun incident. While our kids were never in real danger, the recent school shootings made this a sobering experience. As I huddled in a...
  • Donald Eugene Elder

    Donald Eugene Elder
    DONALD E. ELDER, FORMER NEWPORT BEACH VICE-MAYOR, DIES Donald Eugene Elder, 86, passed away on January 27, 2013 at his home in Balboa.  Don was born May 27, 1926 in Los Angeles to Eugene ‘Gene’ and Helen (Morse) Elder. Don was a lifelong...
  • Schafer returns to Sanitary District board

    Schafer returns to Sanitary District board
    The Costa Mesa Sanitary District board of directors appointed Arlene Schafer on Friday morning to fill a vacancy created after a recent resignation. She will serve out the remainder of former Director Jim Fitzpatrick's term, which runs until December...
  • Carnett: Memories of a treasured friendship

    He's been gone 27 years. Can it really be nearly three decades since my wife, Hedy, and I sat in his memorial service in a Costa Mesa church? A mentor to both of us, Sam Peterson was truly an unusual and remarkable human being. I was 41 when he died,...
  • Community & Clubs: Planting seeds for the future

    On Saturday, more than 30 members of the Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa will be sprucing up more than 2,500 carrotwood tree seedlings in preparation of presenting them to third-graders in all 21 public and 15 private schools within the boundaries of the...
  • Miller: No clear winner in Oscar contest

    Miller: No clear winner in Oscar contest
    For some in Newport-Mesa, the 85th annual Academy Awards telecast may have prompted a three-word response: "Oh, hey, guys." Within minutes of the show's beginning, William Shatner, who recently brought his one-man show to the Segerstrom Center for the...
  • HAL LEHMAN

    HAL LEHMAN
    HAL LEHMAN May 8, 1918 - February 26, 2013 Hal Lehman, 94, a 55-year resident of Newport Beach, died peacefully after a long illness, at his Lido Isle home, surrounded by family on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. Hal, the only surviving son of Gladys and...