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.

Captain John Wayne McCaull, USN ret. passed away December 3, 2022 at his home in Coronado after 10 months of debilitating strokes. He was born March 4, 1933 in Van Nuys, CA, the only child of Frederick and Ivy Blacker McCaull.

Patrick Hugh Howard passed away November 20, 2022 with his family at his side. His 55 years were a mixture of cancer surgeries, treatment, infections, hospital stays, and slow incomplete recoveries coupled with long stretches filled with the delight and fun of many deep friendships, travel, …

With heavy hearts, we are saddened to report the passing of Sheri Lynn Tyler, 54, of Coronado, CA, on November 13 from complications with pneumonia.

It is with great sadness that the friends and family of Steve Lindsey announce his death on December 3, 2022, in Coronado, CA. Steve was 80 years old, born in 1942 in Iowa, having been conceived in Hawaii but relocated in his mother’s womb to Iowa shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Hi…

Guitarist, Kurt Kujawa passes away having been granted one final wish.

Commander Benjamin H. Hollowell Jr., died on on 2 December 2022, in San Diego California. Ben was born in Boston, MA, on 10 September 1938, the son of the late Benjamin H. Hollowell and Dorothy McKey Hallowell. He graduated from Lawrence Academy, Groton, MA, and turned down acceptance at Har…

Russ Vorce of Coronado, CA, passed away on December 11, 2022, at the age of 84. He was born on February 21, 1938, in Ludington, MI, where he grew up on the shore of Lake Michigan.

Longtime Coronado resident Captain William (Bill) Carbine Green set out on eternal patrol on December 1st surrounded by family at his home in Coronado.

Theresa (Teri) Rose Duringer, Mom, after very nearly ninety years, had a multitude of life shaping experiences, gaining wisdom untold and unknown to many. More than anything else, Mom was in her soul an intensely faithful, God and neighbor loving Catholic. Now she’s on her way to glorious re…

As a career Navy man, Captain Cooper embodied the role of “Commanding Officer” so it’s appropriate to let him have the last word:

Cathy Suzanne Anderson was born Cathy Suzanne Mannis on January 24, 1955, in Los Angeles, California. She died November 18, 2022, at the age of sixty-seven. Cathy is survived by her three sons Jack, Robby, and Jason, her husband Gregg Anderson, her brothers Steve Mannis and Bruce Mannis, and…

Betty Lee Douglas passed away peacefully on September 20, 2022, at the age of 97 in her home in Coronado, California. She was born May 28, 1925, in Beach, North Dakota.

Captain William “Buck” Rogers, a longtime resident of Coronado, and a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, passed away at 98 years old on October 21, 2022. William was preceded in death by his wife, Lou Rogers. Buck is survived by his children including his daughter Christine Bassett;…

Christine (Chris) passed away peacefully at her home in Coronado, California. Chris was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Kenneth and Marcella Grob. Chris attended grade school in St. Louis and attended Saint Thomas Aquinas for High School, also in St. Louis. Chris then went to Saint John’s Mer…

Thomas Marcus Rice, World War II paratrooper, educator, and native son of Coronado, CA, passed away at the age of 101 on November 17, 2022, at his Coronado residence, the home where he was born on August 15, 1921. Tom spent his childhood in a variety of locations where his father Marcus S. R…

Claire Leaver Dunn, a former longtime Coronado resident, passed away peacefully in her sleep in Alexandria, Virginia on November 7, 2022. She was 88 years old. Born in Paterson, New Jersey to Elizabeth and Arnold Snyder, her father’s profession moved the family around often when she was a ch…

On the evening of November 10, 2022, Dorothy Filippone Delasalas of Coronado, passed away at the age of 87.

Native Coronado resident Paul Piepenkotter passed away from natural causes on September 28th of this year. He was 52 years old.

Helen Fuller Fornaca was born on July 29, 1921 and died just three months after a grand party given her by her friends, celebrating her 101st birthday. She was a power to be reckoned with, a good friend to many, and as kind to her family as she could be.

Roy Edward Hammond, 83, of Coronado, passed away on Friday, August 12, 2022. He was born on January 19, 1939 to William and Emily (Jackson) Hammond. He is preceded in death by his sister Susan (Alden) and survived by his brother, William. Roy is also survived by his wife, Toshie (Matsunaga) …

Captain Durbin was born in Waterproof Louisiana. He was the first son (number seven) of ten children to Florence and Lanius Durbin.

Rodney went to be with the Lord on September 3, 2022 in Mesa Arizona. He was 85 years old.

James (Jim) Richard Rodgers passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones on October 4, 2022 in San Diego CA. Jim was born on February 22, 1930 to Bertram and Marie Rodgers in Lakewood, New Jersey. He graduated from Coronado High School in 1948. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy in his f…

James Henry Algert was born on August 22, 1940, at the old Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, California, to Henry Algert and Margaret Mosse Algert, both originally from Phoenix, Arizona. He lived a full life, traveling the globe to advise governments on harbor projects and competing in regattas.

Christopher G. Elam passed away peacefully at his home in Coronado, California on July 6, 2022.

Helen Harriet Varner March, 97, of Coronado, CA was united with her Heavenly Father on July 15, 2022. She was born on September 27,1924 in Vincennes, IN to Lydia Leah Slawson Varner and John Alexander Varner. She was married to Edwin Lamont March on August 29,1951.

John E. Hermann, a long-time resident of this community, passed away on Saturday, September 10. His introduction to Coronado occurred in 1952 when he reported for duty at the Amphibious Base here upon completing his Vanderbilt University degree with a NROTC scholarship. After serving on the …

A native Coronado resident, Washington transplant Gwynneth Goodenough Belsvik (Gwen) passed away peacefully in her home in Issaquah, Washington on May 27, 2020 after a six month battle with lung cancer and a heroic ten years of living with Multiple Sclerosis. She was 60 years old.

John went to meet the Lord, with the same gentle grace he used when entertaining company. He passed away at home, with his wife by his side.

William Broughton, known to his many friends as Father Bill, died September 22 after a brief illness. He was 93. He had lived at the Coronado Shores since 1974.

Barbara Anne Turner was born on March 12, 1944 in Brighton, Massachusetts and passed away August 9, 2022 in Coronado, California at the age of 78.

A native Coronado resident, Washington transplant Gwynneth Goodenough Belsvik (Gwen) passed away peacefully in her home in Issaquah, Washington on May 27, 2020 after a six month battle with lung cancer and a heroic ten years of living with Multiple Sclerosis. She was 60 years old.

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.