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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 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,...
  • The Bell Curve: Looking back to 'fireside chats'

    In the new order of things, Pilot columnists take a hike every fourth week as our contribution to the paper's freelance budget demands. Unfortunately, the news that provides grist for the columnists doesn't always happen on that schedule. Like today....
  • William G. Livingston

    William G. Livingston
    William G. Livingston, a long term resident of Corona del Mar since 1954, passed away peacefully with immediate family present on May 26, 2011, at the age of 93. Bill was born on April 20, 1918, in Bloomington, Illinois, where his family had settled...
  • James Russell Garner

    JAMES RUSSELL GARNER James Garner was born in Kokomo, Indiana in 1921 and passed away peacefully on June 12, 2011 at his home in Newport Beach. After spending his early childhood in Chicago, he moved with his family to Pasadena. Jim attended Pasadena City...
  • Community & Clubs: Eight feted for their consistent service

    Editor's note: Eight locals were inducted into the Community & Clubs Hall of Fame during a luncheon in their honor June 17 at American Legion Post 291 in Newport Beach. Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach emceed the event, while Daily Pilot columnist...
  • Dr. James McKitterick III

    Dr. James McKitterick III Dr. James McKitterick III was born November 22, 1926, in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, and went to be with the Lord on June 14, 2011. He attended Kansas State University where he graduated with a degree in Veterinary Medicine. He...
  • The Crowd: Bond brings out the music lovers

    The Pacific Symphony's pops series producers billed the evening, "The Music of Bond. James Bond." Led by celebrated guest conductor Carl Davis, the symphony performed theme songs from the movies based on the thrillers Ian Fleming penned as part of a...
  • James Alfred Cate

    James  Alfred Cate
    James  Alfred Cate  1918 – 2011 Jim, a fourth generation Californian, was born in Earlimart.  His father was Leroy Cate and his Mother Martha Noell.  The family moved to Los Angeles when Jim was very young. At age 19 Jim graduated from UCLA’...
  • The Bell Curve: Born on the Fourth of July

    The Bell Curve: Born on the Fourth of July
    Editor's note: Retired Daily Pilot columnist Joseph N. Bell has written a special column to mark his 90th birthday, which falls on Independence Day. As a young boy watching the Fourth of July parade in the county-seat town of Decatur, Ind., the...
  • Joseph Peterson

    Joseph Peterson
    Joseph Peterson, age 89, loving father and husband and dedicated community volunteer, died peacefully at home in Newport Beach surrounded by his family, June 28, 2011. Joe loved watching sports, playing golf, and firing up the bar-b-cue.  After serving in...
  • WWII veteran, Olympian to be at restaurant book signing

    Louis Zamperini — a former Olympian and World War II aviator who fought for survival on the open waters of the Pacific and in a Japanese POW camp — is the subject of a new book and will be signing copies Thursday night in Newport Beach....