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.

Dean S. “Diz” Laird, a longtime 58-year resident of Coronado, passed away peacefully in his sleep in Walnut Creek, California on August 10, 2022. He was 101 years old. Diz was born and raised in Loomis, California and attended Placerville High School where he met his high school sweetheart a…

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Douglas “Doug” Stevens Jr.

Jean was born in Clarksdale, MS to Minnie and Sol Wolff. After attending Louisiana State University, she married Bill Friedman and settled in Greenville, MS where they lived for many years. After attending a convention in Coronado in 1987 Jean decided that that’s where she wanted to spend th…

Michael James Trigg, 73, passed away at Sharp Memorial Hospital of complications from esophageal cancer, with Julie, his wife of 48 years, by his side. He will be greatly missed.

Robert “Bob” Fitzharris was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1938 to first-generation Americans, born of Irish immigrant parents. Bob’s grandparents came to the United States from Ireland in search of a better life and to escape the poverty of Ireland at the turn of the century.

Margaret Louise O’Meara Gumb, 98, left this life on August 3 - the birthday of her beloved grandson Beau who passed away in 2000.

John Joseph Pruyn was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 24, 1941 to Evelyn Baremore Pruyn and John Pruyn. After a brief stint in the Air Force, he attended the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1968 with a degree in Journalism/Mass Communications. John worked in Public Relatio…

Mike Kephart, 84, passed peacefully at home in Coronado, CA on May 27, 2022, with his wife Carol by his side.

Thomas Dale Crow died peacefully on July 22, 2022 with his wife June at his side, at Parkland at the Gardens in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada where he had been residing in recent months.
Tom was born November 9, 1942, in Norfolk Virginia, where his father was stationed. His father, Dale Crow,…

Jack Nedell passed peacefully in the early morning hours of June 9, 2022 at Oakmont of Segovia in Palm Desert, California.

On 10 June 2022, LTC Floyd M. Moore (US Army Ret) quietly passed away in his home in Coronado. Floyd entered this world in 1941, at a time of war to a family of Marines. His father served in the Marines in Europe and the Pacific. Floyd would always find the desire to serve as his primary dri…

Local legend Tom Mustin passes away at 81

Nancy passed in a very comfortable setting in her home under the care of Silverado Hospice. Charles was seated at her side and looked up to see Nancy was simply no longer breathing. A quiet ending to a very energetic life.

Our beloved Courtney, Suzy, Mom, and Mimi, as she was known to those who loved her, was the most caring and selfless person. Her gentle soul, beautiful smile, and huge heart are impossible to forget. She passed peacefully at home surrounded by her family after more than a six-year battle wit…

Over his lifetime, Pete Johnson had created thousands of surfboards and rode tens of thousands of waves, all over the world. He managed Rusty Surfboards for ten years, and specialized in the food industry, opening or managing ten Chart House restaurants.

Elaine Newport Givens peacefully passed on June 13, 2022, at the age of 93.

With the deepest love and respect, we reflect on the life of Thomas Rivers Jackson, a life well lived with dedication to his family, community, and country. He was born in San Francisco, CA on August 13,1940 and adopted by William Kelsie and Kathryn Kliewer Jackson. He passed away peacefully…

Dorean “Dori” E. Moore, just short of 91 years, passed away peacefully on May 28, 2022 at her cherished beach home nestled in Capitola Village. Dorean was born in San Jose, CA on June 3, 1931 to Leo and Cecelia Simoni, both natives to San Jose, whose parents immigrated from Luca, Italy. Dore…

Susan “Sue” Eleanor Hacker, age 72, peacefully passed away on March 6, 2022.

Eunice “Eune” Rogene Ernst passed away peacefully after a long battle with dementia on May 6, 2022. Born on the family farm near Colon, Nebraska, on June 14, 1930, Eune was the fifth of six daughters to David and Hattie Anderson. She attended a rural school house until high school, when she …

Linda Jean Corlett, age 72, peacefully passed away at her home on April 27, 2022.

Joseph Robert “Bob” Thornhill was born in Joplin, Missouri on Feb. 19, 1939 to Cecil A. Thornhill and Thelma McIntosh Thornhill.

Scott Charles Rohrs passed away at 50 years old. Scott affected, loved and inspired so many in his young life. He was a master of his destiny, generous, enlightened and very special in so many ways, anyone would be proud to call him his friend.

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Dorothy “Dottie” Frances Wincek, a long-time resident of Coronado, died March 16, 2022 at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego. She was 84.

David Warner Gilby, beloved and cherished husband, father, son, brother, uncle, brother-in-law and friend, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2022.

He taught us wonder, love, laughter, and tears. His fondest wish was that humanity learn to live in peace. May he continue to spread joy whever he goes. For information on how you can participate in a Zoom celebration of the life of Elliot Schubert from 9 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 15, 2022, …

Linda Louise Burton White passed peacefully on April 11, 2022 at her home in Santa Rosa at 74, too soon. Linda was born on July 3, 1947 in the Naval Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia to Alma Frances DePaul Burton and Captain John Howard Burton, USN. Her mother, Alma was a love-filled homemaker a…

Thomas Charles Stickel, age 72, peacefully passed away on March 5, 2022.

Marilyn “Hank” Flynn Mullins, 96, passed away at her La Jolla home on Wednesday, March 23, her daughters Pamela Flynn and Patricia “Tish” Flynn at her side. Marilyn was preceded by husbands Cdr. Robert D. Flynn (USN Ret) and Capt. Fred F. Mullins, Jr. (USN Ret).

Betty, as she was affectionately called, was born on a cold wintry Jan. 20, 1928, in Cleveland, Ohio, the youngest of eight children. After high school, she spent a short time in the convent. She married Jack Gallagher on June 30, 1948. They moved to Tucson, Arizona, in 1951 for Jack’s healt…

Eugene “Gene” Walston passed from this life on March 19, 2022 in Murrieta, California, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.  

Capt. Ronald W. Kennedy, USN, (Ret.) considered himself extremely privileged to have spent most of his adult life in Coronado. Capt. Kennedy, who passed away on March 5, 2022, always called Coronado home even though his Naval career saw him periodically deployed at sea or posted to other Nav…

God called Wilburt Ferrol “Mike” Fowler home on Feb. 5, 2022 at the age of 82. Mike was born in St. George, Utah on March 19, 1939, the youngest of six children. He grew up in Salt Lake City, attended West High School, and the University of Utah where he majored in engineering. In 1961, Mike…

Sandra Justice Vickers, a 70-year resident of Coronado, died on March 9 in her historic Coronado home, surrounded by family. She was 82. The cause of death is believed to be related to peripheral neuropathy and Parkinson’s Disease.

Bill Stark was born on May 28, 1930, in Michigan City, Indiana. He married his high school sweetheart, Shirley Gust in 1948 and soon after enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He was originally trained as a sonarman and after four years of active-duty, Bill earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Busin…

Beatrice “Bea” Falletta, age 98, died peacefully at Villa Coronado Skilled Nursing Facility in the early hours of Dec. 11, 2021. Her family was able to say goodbye to her virtually and in person, surrounding her with love and gratitude for a life well-lived.

Born and raised in Seattle, Pat spent her high school years at St. Ann’s Academy in Victoria, BC, Canada, durning the war years of 1942-1945. Returning to Seattle University, majoring in English and music, she met her first husband, veteran Navy fighter pilot J.K. Arthur. They married in 194…

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Wesley Wehking, 85, a resident of Coronado since 1985, passed away on Feb. 19, 2022, at his home in Coronado.

William Elihu Palmer was born in Powellville, Maryland, on Oct. 3, 1931. After graduating from Wicomico High School in 1948, he served three years in the U.S. Army, from 1948 through 1951, first in occupied Japan and then in the war in Korea, from the invasion at Inchon to the march up to th…

Sky Elizabeth Chaffee, 65, a longtime resident of Coronado, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 15, 2022.

Rear Admiral Raymond Charles Smith, Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired), passed away peacefully at his home in Coronado on Feb. 6, 2022 at the age of 78.

Bonnie Van Vugt was an exceptional person, who lived an exceptional life, a life surrounded by friends and family and filled with an abundance of love. Often, one’s life can be characterized as a journey, and in the case of Bonnie’s life, it was nothing short of that.

After a 12-year battle with Alzheimer’s which he fought with dignity and courage, Tom Warmer passed away Friday, Jan. 28, at the age of 85.

Joseph “Joe” Zerboni, long term resident of Solana Beach, California, passed peacefully at home on Jan. 17, 2022 at the age of 79.

Joan was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on June 27, 1930. Joanie was the only daughter of Annie Greskiw-Derkach and Micheal Derkach.