Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

Madelyn Jean (Johnson) Pruyn passed away on April 25, 2021 at the age of 74 at Sharp Villa Coronado.

On Sunday, April 11, 2021, Eileen DuPree, mother of three, passed away at the age of 75. After a brief five month battle with cancer, Eileen is with her heavenly father.

VADM John W. Nyquist, USN (Ret) passed away on April 9, 2021, at the age of 88 after a short but valiant battle with cancer and complications from Parkinson’s Disease.

Sidra Leibowitz Oliphant, born June 19, 1941 in Greenwich, Connecticut, departed this life on April 5, 2021 in Coronado. Sidra was a Coronado resident since 2003.

Mary Jane Osmeña Perry, Commander, USN (Ret), passed away on April 6, 2021 at the age of 53.

James Stephan Millstein, age 36, of Scottsdale, Arizona, passed away on March 24, 2021.  

Jimmie Lynn Rough, 92, of Coronado, passed away on March 5, 2021 at home with his family by his side.

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James R. Mills, politician, veteran and renaissance man, died peacefully March 27 surrounded by his family. The cause of death was metastatic kidney cancer. He was 93.

Mills, born in 1927, was probably best known as a career politician. He was elected to the California State Assembly in

Will Rogers once said, “I never met a man I didn’t like.” Anyone who knew Donald Neal Patrick knew this summed up his approach to life. Like Will Rogers, he grew up in difficult times. And like Rogers, he was a self-made man.

Ann Rogers Oster will be remembered for her creative spirit, her kind and easy-going demeanor, her love of California sunshine, folk music, Mexican culture, floral prints, cats and Twizzlers.

Mary Elizabeth Mackie’s sun set for the final time on the morning of Dec. 19, 2020, but her gleaming light will be with her family and many friends forever. She passed just a week before Christmas and our only comfort is that she went peacefully in her sleep. She was 92.

Harriette R. Libenson, beloved wife, mother, and sister, passed on Feb. 26, 2021, at the age of 91. She was at home in Coronado surrounded by her sons and daughter.

Dr. Jerry J. Ragland was a native of rural Missouri. He earned his doctor of medicine at the University of Missouri, Columbia in 1965 and completed residency training in general surgery at the University of Missouri in 1970. During surgical residency, he received a Berry Plan Commission into…

Deanna B. Merrill, Ph.D. (née Bauman), 78, passed away peacefully at home in Coronado on Jan. 29, 2021, of Parkinson’s Disease complicated by Covid-19. Her husband of 38 years, Gary Isley, was by her side. Her children, Lee Ann, 58, and Andrew, 50, were also there via video call.

Rear Admiral Cathal “Irish” Liam Flynn passed away suddenly, but peacefully, of natural causes on Feb. 25, 2021, in Coronado. He was born in Dublin, Ireland, on July 15, 1938. He attended schools in Ireland, France, and Spain, and graduated from the University of Dublin, Trinity College, in 1959.

Marjorie B. Cohen, or as she preferred, Marjorie Anne Kipp Brown Cohen, a force of nature, and a true national treasure, passed away Jan. 15, 2021. She was 79 years old, but still 21 at heart.

Gary Nelson Paquin, former longtime resident of Coronado, passed away Feb. 23, 2021 from congestive heart failure.

Captain Fred M. Nevitt Jr, USN (ret) departed on his final flight in the early morning hours of Jan. 31, 2021. Born May 5, 1924 the only child of Fred and Phyllis Nevitt, he was the son and grandson of blacksmiths in rural western Kansas. Like many children of the Depression, Fred grew up po…

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Commander Barry Wingo Coats, USN (Ret.), passed away peacefully from his life on Feb. 9, 2021, surrounded by his loved ones. He was 87 years old. Barry bravely, and with much dignity, fought the good fight with Alzheimer’s Disease.

On Jan. 13, 2021, Dr. Frank R. Wadleigh, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side.

On Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, the Reverend Dr. George Lafayette Davis passed peacefully at his home in Coronado at the age of 90.

Pat Fife was born on Aug. 16, 1935 in Coronado. Her parents were Jasmine Belva Bennett and Raymond Burns Fife. Pat lived with her mother when she was a young girl, and then as an adolescent with her father and her brother, Jack in Coronado where she graduated from Coronado High School, Class…

Nancy Jane O’Hara Mires, 91, of Coronado, passed away on Jan. 18, 2021.

Betty Jane Galbo, a longtime Coronado resident, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Feb. 4, 2021, just a few weeks before her 85th birthday. Born in Detroit, Michigan to Joseph and Eva Tonkovic, she was a first generation Croatian-American who attended Immaculata High School and graduated…

In the surf and at local restaurants, Greg Hunt was a household name. A passionate surfer, he loved travel and adventure, and never met a wave he didn’t like. Greg died in his sleep Nov. 30, 2020, at the age of 54.

Sandra Waugerman (née Boyd) of Arlington, Virginia, passed away at the age of 76.

James Burke Voit, Jr. passed away on Dec. 7, 2020, in San Diego from complications of Parkinson’s disease.

It is with heartfelt sadness that the family announces the passing of “Papa,” Loel Fain on Jan. 27, 2021 after a long courageous fight with Parkinson’s disease. Throughout the past 12 years, he always showed much patience and fortitude. He never lost hope in finding a cure.

Virginia Isabella Cooley was born in Coronado to Mildred Frances Kennett and James Siggins Cooley, an officer in the U.S. Navy. Though they were posted to multiple states over the years, they always returned to Coronado, occupying at least eight different houses over the years. Early on she …

Judy Ruggles was the youngest of five children born to Robert Warren and Claudia Wilcox Ruggles. She was born in Toronto, Canada on Nov. 5, 1935. The family moved back to their family home in Glens Falls, New York, a few months after she was born. She attended the local schools, she graduate…

Barbara Anne Brase Klankowski passed away peacefully on the morning of Jan. 14, 2021, at her home on the west shore of Seneca Lake, just 25 miles from where she was born in Geneva, New York.

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Capt. Steven Patrick Markling who “flew west” on Nov. 11, 2020 at the age of 68, after a nearly three year valiant battle with cancer.

Betty Lou Stanley Young, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, died Jan. 2, 2021, at the age of 88-years old.

Capt. John “Jack” Larison, Jr USN (Ret.), was called to Heaven on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, while in his home in Coronado surrounded by his wife Joan of 63 years, and their two daughters Jill and Jadon.

Katherine Margaret Mitchell passed away on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Coronado, at the age of 94. Mrs. Mitchell, known as “Kitsy,” succumbed after a 10 year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Kitsy was the daughter of Lt. Gen. Robert Houston Pepper, and Mildred Libermann Pepper, and was married…

Marcia Joan Tyler Murphy, age 67, died on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She lived most of her life in Coronado where she attended both Sacred Heart School and Coronado public school. Marcia graduated from Coronado High School in 1971. She studied at San Diego Sta…

Michael Abboud a realtor and retired Navy veteran died unexpectedly on Jan. 9, 2021 in San Diego.

Joan K. Elam passed away peacefully at her home in Coronado California on Dec. 25, 2020.

Frances Rizza was born June 30, 1921, in Chicago. While growing up in a simple Italian family, she worked hard in the pecan plant that her parents opened and grew into a thriving business.

Capt. Paul O’Connor, USN (Ret.) passed peacefully from this earth on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, with his wife, Barbara “Bobbi” and his daughters, Dr. Colleen O’Connor, Cmdr Cathleen O’Connor Ring, (USNR, Ret.) and son-in-law RDML John Ring, (USN, Ret.) by his side.

Stanford J. Stoneman, 88, beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, son, friend, and more, passed away peacefully on Dec. 29, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.

Norman C. Funk, 74, was taken from us far too early after a hard fought battle with COVID-19.

Captain James “Jim” Peter Cartwright, USN Retired, of Coronado, passed away peacefully on Dec. 28, 2020 at the age of 83.

Carolyn Craven Zerboni of Katy, Texas and Portola Valley, California peacefully passed on Dec. 17, 2020 at the age of 78.

On Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, Charles “Chuck” Arnold, husband and father of two children passed away at age 80.