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Recent Obituaries

Thursday 06/13/2019
Virginia Lee Killingsworth

Virginia Killingsworth, a widely-known and loved Coronado resident, was sent to heaven on May 22, 2019. She passed away peacefully of natural causes, surrounded by her loving family. She was 87 and had lived in Coronado since 1963.

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James Thomas Mealy

Longtime Coronado resident, James Thomas Mealy passed away peacefully in his sleep in Eugene, Oregon on May 5, 2019, surrounded by those who loved and care for him.

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Donald “Don” Montgomery

With great sadness, we share the passing of our dad and grandpa Donald “Don” Montgomery on May 22, 2019. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church.

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Thursday 06/06/2019
James David Menges

James (Jim) David Menges was born to Capt. Harold F. Menges (Chaplain, USN) and Alice Hatcher Menges on Dec. 3, 1940, at Fort Worth, Texas.

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Monday 06/03/2019
Charlotte Maguire Butterfield

Charlotte Maguire Butterfield, a long-time resident of Coronado, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019, aged 92.

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Joan T. McColly

Joan McColly, 72, wife of John McColly of Coronado, passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, at Sharp Memorial Hospital after a lengthy battle with metastatic pancreatic cancer. Her husband of 50 years, John, was by her side.

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Thursday 05/30/2019
Leland Richard Orr

Leland Richard Orr of Austin, Texas, passed away early Friday morning, May 24, 2019, in Austin.

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Thursday 05/16/2019
John Charles Sappenfield

John Sappenfield died on April 28, 2019 at Sharp Memorial Hospital with his wife Lora Fischer at his side.

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John Michael Hartnett

On May 9, 2019, John Hartnett passed away peacefully with family by his side. 

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Friday 05/10/2019
Nancy Griffith

Our mom, Nancy Griffith, a longtime Coronado resident and community member, died peacefully April 25 in her Coronado home.

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Linda S. Dorn

Linda S. Dorn, beloved wife of Michael, slipped away unexpectedly from the many who loved her on Saturday April 13, 2019. She spent the last year taking care of the health needs of her soul mate, Michael Dorn. She was a force of warmth, creativity, generosity, loyalty, and fierce love. She has left a lasting influence and mark on her many friends, her grieving family, the philanthropic organizations she supported, and the world around her.

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Thursday 05/09/2019
Vice Admiral William “Scot” McCauley (Ret.)

Vice Admiral McCauley, US (Ret.) 87, of Coronado, died in his home with family at his side on April 18.

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Thursday 05/02/2019
Brandon Lambert

Brandon Alexander Lambert passed away at his home on Thursday, April 18, 2019, just weeks after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

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Wednesday 05/01/2019
Ernest Phillip Mauro

Ernest (Ernie) Mauro passed away in his home in Lakeside, Saturday, April 20. Ernie, while suffering from cancer these past five years, fought the good battle. He left us with no regrets, as he lived his life to the fullest and he did it his way.

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Monday 04/29/2019
Irmgard Heidepeter

Irmgard Maria Syzbinski Heidepeter peacefully went to heaven on April 20, 2019 surrounded by her family at the Villa in Coronado.

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Thursday 04/25/2019
Robert Morris

Robert “Bob” Elliott Morris passed away Friday, March 15, 2019, in Coronado at the age of 88. Known as “Sea Bob” to his family, he is survived by his two-stepsons, their wives, and his five step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean, and brother, Hal.

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Friday 04/19/2019
Helon Oder

Longtime Coronado resident Helon Oder was born Helen Elizabeth Moore to Pearl Elizabeth Moore and Fred Wilford Moore on Aug. 19, 1924, on the family farm in Dinuba, California, the youngest of four children. After a few years, the Moore family moved to a farm in Kingsburg. She spent her childhood surrounded by the burgeoning fruit industry of the San Joaquin Valley, while her father built a successful fruit growing business still operating today.

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Friday 04/12/2019
Karen Hayden

Karen Hayden (nee Stephens), aged 61, a lifelong Coronado resident, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 17, at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, surrounded by family.

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Friday 04/05/2019
Phyllis Evans O’Toole Mather

Phyllis Evans O’Toole Mather suffered a stroke Monday, Oct. 1 and died peacefully, at home, on Oct. 4, 2018.

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William Edward Scannell

William Edward Scannell, born on Nov. 11, 1934 in Muscatine, Iowa, to Mark and Catherine Scannell, passed away at age 84 on March 27, 2019 in San Diego.

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Monday 04/01/2019
Gisela M. Carlisle

Gisela M. Carlisle, 83, of Coronado passed away peacefully in her home on March 8, 2019.

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Mike Dolan

Michael Sean Dolan, cherished friend, brother, uncle and fiancé who had a zest for life with a seize-the-day attitude, passed away on March 21, 2019, after an all-out battle with cancer.

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Monday 03/25/2019
Jill Elizabeth Hardman

Jill was raised on a 1,200 acre farm outside of Columbus, Ohio. The youngest of five daughters, she never once questioned that her future would be in the Arts. Though she could bale hay and rope cattle, her favorite pastime was painting in the garden. Her most important influence was her grandmother, a talented artist in her own right, who encouraged Jill’s artistic development and even framed Jill’s paintings for display in their home.

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Monday 03/18/2019
Glenn Ayres

The man on the dance floor seemed to float on air. He moved his partner from side to side as the band played. He was dapper, distinguished, elegant, and immaculately dressed. And when he spoke, his voice resonated with a fullness and warmth.

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Joan Millicent Bruyere

On Feb. 19, 2019, beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Joan Millicent Bruyere of Coronado passed away at the age of 85.

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Kevin Michael Ward

Kevin Michael Ward, born Sept. 28, 1961 in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, passed to God’s Kingdom on March 9, 2019 in Coronado after a battle with brain cancer.

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Elaine M. Seidenspinner

Elaine passed away on Jan. 22, 2019 at her home in Coronado, where she has lived for 30 years. The cause of death was heart failure. She had been ill for some time with other complications.

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John William Falletta

Johnny “Fat Rat” Falletta, age 73, passed away peacefully on Dec. 1, 2018. His death followed years of Alzheimer’s and a severe stroke in 2013. Johnny was truly a wonderful man who loved his family and community more than they could ever know.

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Monday 03/11/2019
Corrine Ann Mitchell

Corinne Ann Mitchell passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 in Coronado, succumbing to ovarian cancer complications.

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Michael Russ

Michael Russ of Coronado, went home to be with the Lord, Feb. 15, 2019 after a long battle with prostate cancer.  

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Thursday 02/28/2019
R. Richard “Dick” Bittner

R. Richard “Dick” Bittner, 90, of Pleasant Valley,Iowa, and Coronado, passed away on Feb. 23, 2019 at Sharp Coronado Hospital.

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Toby Reid Leflang

Born in Tucson and raised in Coronado, Toby Reid Leflang was the son of J. Richard and Barbara Steele Leflang. Toby was a graduate of Coronado High School, class of 1968, where his father was an art teacher. He went on to graduate from SDSU.

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Friday 02/22/2019
Sandra Sue Williams McCarthy

Sandra was born on Knotts Island, North Carolina to a Coast Guard Officer Wilton H. Williams and a Virginia lady Lucille Sue Bonney. Sandra grew up by the ocean and it continued to play a big role throughout her life.

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Lee R. McDonald

Lee R. McDonald, 81, passed away Feb. 7, at home surrounded by loved ones after a long battle with cancer.

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Martha Mann Moore

Martha Mann Moore, a native of Coronado, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2019 from small cell lung cancer. Following a brief stay at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, she spent her last two days peacefully at Sharp Parkview Hospice Home. Her three sons maintained a loving vigil.

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Friday 02/15/2019
Thyra Jacobs

Thyra Jacobs, age 74, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 at Valley Village Retirement Community in Santa Clara, California. Thyra is the twin sister of Greta Coneway and sister-in-law of Clint Coneway of Coronado.

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Gwendolyn Toni McGowan

Toni McGowan, wife of Stephen McGowan, mother of Miles Thiel and Brittani Thiel, and grandmother of Ella, passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at her home in Coronado.

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Monday 02/11/2019
Jennifer Mary Trevelyan

Jenny Trevelyan died peacefully at home in Coronado after a short illness, with family at her side, on Tuesday, Jan. 8. She was 98.

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Sunday 02/10/2019
Brian Joseph Cowan

Brian Joseph Cowan, 61, died on Jan. 14, 2019, in Arlington, Virginia, after a brief battle with brain cancer. Brian was born on May 21,1957, in Rochester, New York, and was the fourth child of Joseph Patrick Cowan and Anne Marie Fintak Cowan, who predeceased him.

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Friday 02/08/2019
Doris Woehl Selden

Doris Woehl Selden passed away on May 20, 2018 in Coronado. She had resided in Coronado for over 60 years.

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Robert “Baines” Haines

He had survived earthquakes, underwater volcanoes, and sailed through the eye of hurricanes at sea. He was a front-row witness to the closing of World War II; he surfed redwood planks in the Territory of Hawaii. “Baines,” as his friends and family knew him, spent more of his life at sea, than on land.

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Friday 01/25/2019
John Price

John Price passed away at home in San Diego Dec. 30, 2018, from complications in his battle against skin cancer.

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David Scott Rowley

David Scott Rowley, 89, beloved husband, dad, uncle, and Grandpa Boat, passed away peacefully after battling cancer for four years on Dec. 18, 2018. Dave ended his journey at home in Ocean Hills, California surrounded by family.

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Michael Schmid

Michael Schmid, formerly of Coronado, passed away in the early morning hours of Dec. 28, 2018. He died in the loving arms of his ex-wife, the love of his life, Kim, and being touched by their four children, his parents, brother, and several dear friends. He died on his terms, and it was exactly as it was supposed to be. It was a beautiful death.

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Commander John J. Flynn

Commander John J. Flynn, age 83, of Newport, Rhode Island and Coronado, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at St. Clare Home in Newport with his wife and niece by his side.

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Ross S. Grimaud

Ross Grimaud passed away peacefully at home in his sleep on Dec. 31, 2018, in Sierra Vista, Arizona. He was 79 years old.

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Thursday 01/17/2019
Kathleen Petryshyn

Kathleen Petryshyn, loving mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, friend, gifted teacher, musician, and author, passed away on Oct. 17, 2018, in her Coronado home.

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Marianne Soderbery Turnipseed

Marianne Soderbery Turnipseed, a native Coronadan, passed away Dec. 30, 2018 in her home surrounded by family and caregivers.

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Joann O’Brien Riley

Ski Patrol member Joann O’Brien stands restless guard at the bottom of the Mt. Baker rope tow. She notices the handsome young man grabbing hold of the tow. Normally one needs to stand in line, but Joann used the Ski Patrol prerogative to swoop in behind the unsuspecting young man.

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Monday 01/14/2019
Edward Allen Best II

Edward Allen Best II left this world too soon on April 16, 2018. He was born in Bessemer, Alabama on Nov. 6, 1961.

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