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.

On the morning of Nov. 9, Beverley Diane Bennitt’s sun set for the final time, but her brilliant light will be with her family and many friends forever. She passed peacefully, with her loving husband, daughter and grandson by her side.

On Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, Hank Grote passed away at 75 years old after a three year battle with a rare form of dementia.

Marge West, a wonderful woman and long time Coronado resident passed away on Oct. 6, 2020. she had celebrated her 100th birthday a few weeks earlier at her home on Maria Place.

Edwin Lamont March, Lt. Cmdr., USN Retired, 98, was united with his Heavenly Father on Aug. 19, 2020.

Gilbert Joseph March, 59, of Houston, was joined with his Heavenly Father on July 13, 2020.

Dan Mathewson Sweeney, 65, passed away Oct. 5, 2020, at UCSD Medical Center Hillcrest. He’d been at the UCSD trauma unit for six weeks following a hit-and-run accident in midtown San Diego. On Aug. 21, Dan was returning home from his regular noon AA meeting by bicycle when he was hit from be…

John Crosby Baker, age 93, passed away peacefully Aug. 4, 2020. John was born the fifth son to Nicholas Baker and Clare Baker (a PEO member), in Bloomfield, Nebraska on Oct. 10, 1926. He met his wife Virginia, “Ginny,” (another PEO member), at a USO dance during World War II. They married on…

Carol Leona Austin was born in Providence, Rhode Island, on Dec. 15, 1933, to John and Edna Austin. She attended school there until her senior year. A new job for her dad moved them to Hamden, Connecticut, where she lived until moving to Coronado in 2003.

Mary Louise Avery was born in Wichita, Kansas, on Nov. 18, 1928, to parents Wilbur and Grace, joining brothers Kenneth and Wilbur (Bill). A few years later, the family moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where she was raised.

Leone Ellen (Van Hine) Wood, daughter of Ruth and Denny Van Hine was born at home in McMinnville, Oregon, Oct. 11, 1929. She grew up in McMinnville and graduated valedictorian of McMinnville High in 1947. She studied piano and played for the high school chorus and church. In college she stud…

A Coronado Golf “Institution” has passed away.

On Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, Gregory Michael McPartlin, Jr. lost his battle with Opioid addiction.

William F. Queen was born Jan. 18, 1934 in Franklin, North Carolina and passed away at the age of 86 from a massive stroke on May 12, 2020 in Coronado. He was surrounded by his family.

Helen Jane Coffelt (Shepherd), 83, passed away Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020 at Pleasant View Lutheran Home in Ottawa, Illinois, where she resided since 2019. 

Beth Ann Mushovic, 65, passed away suddenly and peacefully of a non-COVID-19 related illness at her home in Oceanside the evening of June 9 with her brother Jim at her side.

Affectionately known as Annie to friends and Granny to her family, Ann McCartin Patterson could boast of being the first baby born in 1928 in San Diego County. The daughter of Lieutenant Commander Edward F. McCartin and portrait painter, Mary Davenport Parrish, Ann was raised in Coronado and…

Sue Tushingham McNary, an internationally renowned artist, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother, and loyal friend, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, Aug. 3, 2020, in Coronado. She leaves behind her two sons, two daughters-in-law, three grandchildren, and two great gr…

Those who knew Sue Smiser were blessed to know a gracious and kind woman. She was talented in every way, beautiful and funny, a devoted mother, brilliant businesswoman and manager, and family matriarch who was incredibly generous and supportive.

Coronado great grandmother, businesswoman and artist, Eileen Kennedy, 95, passed away peacefully, July 15, 2020.

Colonel Alfred “Fred” J. Allega (USMC, Retired), age 83, passed away in Coronado on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 with his loving wife of 51 years, Bunni, by his side. He is also survived by his two sons, Lance (Anna) of Maryland; Philip (Ann) of London; grandsons Noah and Adam and Austin; and br…

John B. McKinny II, at 66 years of age, passed away on June 15, 2020, after a brief struggle with cancer.

Travis Alden Reneau, longtime Coronado resident, San Diego automotive executive and father of six, passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 1 at the age of 93 at his home in the Coronado Shores.

Coronado lost a very special friend last month. Barbara Haines died just a week before her 91st birthday on June 10. She was the oldest surviving member of a Coronado family that spans six generations. Her life was filled with love and giving.

C. Edward “Ed” McVaney of Denver and Coronado went to be with the Lord on June 4, 2020, at the age of 79.

Donald Edward Thomas Henson of San Diego, son of (late) Edward Joseph Henson and (late) Alice Cecelia (Giblin) Henson, passed away peacefully on June 10, 2020 with his family close by his side.

Jonathan Edward Day, 75, of Brighton (Boston), Massachusetts, formerly of Palo Alto, California, passed away on April 27, 2020.

Longtime Coronado resident, Captain Jordine Skoff Von Wantoch, U.S. Navy (Ret), died at her home on June 22, 2020 at the age of 89. In addition to a trailblazing career in the United States Navy, she was an active supporter of theater in San Diego and an intrepid world traveler.

Thomas R Golden was born Oct. 2, 1920 in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania to Joseph and Anna Golden. He lived there along with three siblings until graduating from Villanova University with a degree in mechanical engineering. He then moved to Lynn, Massachusetts to work as a test engineer for Gener…

The third of four children, Joan Kipp Brown was born to Frances and Milton Brown in Trenton, New Jersey. Joan was in third grade when she and her siblings, Lois, Marjorie and Kenneth, moved to Coronado, California. She loved Coronado and was a resident for most of her life.

Barbara Haines was matriarch to a Coronado family that spans five generations. She passed June 10, 2020, just a week before her 91st birthday. She was known and loved throughout Coronado as a wife and mother, tennis champion, recreation director (she was the first recreational director at th…

A beloved Coronado resident for many years, by way of Wisconsin, has lost a sister, wife, step-mom, daughter, cousin, friend and aesthetician on May 8, 2020 after a hard fought battle with ovarian cancer. Penny Jo King, born April 14, 1959 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin passed away peacefully at h…

Helen Salerni, a long time resident of Coronado, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 8, 2020. Helen would have been 98 years old next month.

Chloe Cahalan Campbell was born on Aug. 24, 1922 in Aberdeen, South Dakota, the daughter of Katherine Cahalan Campbell and Roger Albert Campbell. Her father was an attorney, her mother an English teacher. Her grandfather served on the Territorial Commission when South Dakota became a state.

Alison Elizabeth Newhall, 73, passed away peacefully from cancer at her home in Coronado with her loving husband by her side on Saturday April 18, 2020.

Beloved by all he met, Dennis K. McCormack, a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away peacefully with family by his side after 81 years of life on April 14, 2020 at Sharp Coronado after complications from pneumonia.

Virginia Bond, 90, of Chesapeake, Virginia, passed away on March 21, 2020. 

Gerald (Jerry) Easton died on Coronado on Feb. 2, 2020.

William (Bill) Rehm, age 91, passed away peacefully at home in Coronado, with his wife by his side, on March 2, 2020. Bill was born in Chicago, raised in River Forest, Illinois and attended University of Illinois and graduated from Rolla School of Mines in Missouri.

Dick Chilcott of Coronado and Greeley, Colorado, peacefully closed his eyes for the last time on March 21, 2020.

Jennifer Ann Slater, 47 of Imperial Beach, passed away from cancer on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at home.

Sandy Baird Armstrong of San Diego, a former resident of Coronado, died March 5, 2020, at her home, surrounded by loved ones. She was 76.

A loving mother and grandmother, Mary-Ann Ellinger passed away peacefully from complications due to old age at her home at the Coronado Retirement Village. She was surrounded by family.

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Barbara Jeanne Anderson RN, 77, of Coronado, died peacefully on Sunday, March 15, 2020, in the family home built in the 1920’s, where she had resided since 1973.

Nick passed into everlasting life in the early morning hours of March 6, 2020. He had been in declining health since suffering a stroke in 2014. During the last four months of his life he was a resident of the Meridian at Lake San Marcos Retirement Community Memory Care. It was a happy place…

A popular resident of Coronado for 50 years, Rita Wack, was born Sept. 1, 1933 in Decatur, Illinois. Rita’s father was the local milkman and she sometimes rode along with him in his horse and cart on his regular rounds. Rita was often in the company of her cousins who introduced her to her l…