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.

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.

Frank E. Williams, former St. Paul’s Untied Methodist Chruch choir director, died Nov. 12, 2020 after a 10 year battle with prostate cancer. He was 72 years old.

On Nov. 29, 2020, James “Jim” Blakeley Perley passed away peacefully with family by his side. Jim was a long time Coronado resident and a regular at the Coronado Tennis Center where he was an active player well into his 80s.

On Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, Dr. Robert Preston Young, loving and beloved husband and father, passed away after a valiant six year battle with lung cancer. He was 75. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Carol Young; and his two children, Byron and Theodore; and his brother, Jim Young.

Our cherished companion Ann Rutherford left us for Valhalla on the morning of Friday, Dec. 18, after an amazing nine-year fight against breast cancer. She was a shining light to all who knew her, with an infectious laugh and empathy and compassion for the world around her.

Rodger “Coach” Rigdon, 97, passed away in his home on Dec. 2, 2020.

Dale Robert Mummert, 88, passed away Dec. 19, 2020 in San Diego from complications due to COVID-19.

Born Sept. 30, 1933, in Marshalltown, Iowa, LCDR James Albert Cooper passed away from non-COVID related respiratory failure at Sharp Coronado Hospital at 12:08 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 12, 2020.

A vivacious friend to all, Jean was noted for her remarkable talents that ranged from art, interior design, education, and community service. She was blessed with a story-book marriage of 56 years to the love of her life, L. Russell Hashman, a decorated World War II hero of Battle of Midway …

Nina Tasillo, 46, passed away peacefully on Oct. 27, 2020 surrounded by her family. 

Sanford “Sandy” Grant Hess of Spring Valley. passed away Friday, Nov. 27, 2020 at the age of 81.

Captain Bill Lunt peacefully passed away Sept. 19, 2020.

Bennie J. Reiges passed peacefully from this life Oct. 22, 2020 surrounded by family. Bennie bravely and with dignity battled dementia before passing into eternal life with God.

“Mel” served his country proudly in Korea and Vietnam as a pilot in the U.S. Navy. In 1967, at the age of 38, Captain Mel Moore was shot down over Vietnam in his A-4E Skyhawk. He spent 2,185 days as a POW at the notorious Hanoi Hilton -- 312 weeks -- one week shy of six years. He served with…

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.