AKER, Ray Ernest
AKER, Ray Ernest, 78 of Rancho Santa Margarita, passed away 11.23.2015 with his family by his side.
Ray was born in Columbus, Ohio, to Raymond & Dorothy, and had one sibling Ronald. Ray completed is education at Fresno High School, then going on to Stanford University attaining his Master degree as an Electrical Engineer. He met & married the love of his life, Loretta, 43 years ago & is the proud father of Julie & grandfather of Jaiden. Many happy times were spent with travel, family, friends,sports & more. Ray suffered a short illness, passing last Sunday at UCI.
He will be sadly missed by all whom knew him.
A Memorial Service to celebrate Ray's Life will be held in the Fairhaven Memorial Services Chapel, 27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, Sunday, December 12, 2015.Time to be confirmed.
Blair L Organ passed away November 14th, 2015. He was born in Adelaide, South Australia June 17,1945 to Leonard Organ and Shirley(Howell) Organ. Blair grew up in Wichita Kansas and married to his wife of 47 years Willa(Westbrook) Organ. They lived in Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina before retiring in Southern California. Blair would be the first to tell you they were "living the dream.” To Blair family was everything and his grandchildren were the joys of his life. Blair is survived by his loving wife Willa; daughters, Stephanie ( Michael) Mcdonald , Tricia (Michael ) Sheinberg, and Brooks(Damien) Pirro. Grandchildren, Spencer, Macartney, Michael, and Riley McDonald , AJ and Jake Sheinberg, Vincent , Olivia, Emily and Sophia Pirro. Sisters, Kerry (Frank) Sabala, Kelley (Dale) Hoyer, and Michele(Patrick) Boushka, and he was loved by many nieces and nephews.
Carl W. Parsons
Carl w. Parsons passed in peace Tuesday November 10, 2015 at the age of 80. Proceeded in death by his wife Luisa. Loving father of Clint (Marlene) Parsons, Gary (Delia) Parsons, Karla Parsons and Laurie Parsons. Step father of Fabian, Flavio and Sergio Andrioli. Proud grandfather of Rebecca, Alison, John-Carlo, Jasmine, Andrew, Sabrina, Christian, Gabrielle, Anthony, Nicolas, Valentina and Guliana. Great Grandfather of Emma and Lily.
Carl will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a loving husband and father, devoted Christian, distinguished engineer and proud patriot and US Marine Veteran.
Clara Anna "Kay" Wheat
Clara Anna "Kay" Wheat entered into Glory on Nov. 7, 2015, a little over a month shy of her 91st birthday.
She was born Dec. 18, 1924, to Mary Elizabeth (Myers) Reiste and Oliver Stover Reiste on her family's farm near Panther Creek in Dallas County, Iowa. She was the youngest of four daughters. The farm, purchased by her great-grandparents in 1892, is still in her family.
The family moved into town, Dallas Center, when Clara Anna was one year old. Her father owned and operated a feed and flour mill. She graduated from Dallas Center High School in 1943. She attended North Manchester College, a Church of the Brethren college, in Indiana, majoring in fashion design.
She was a hat and dress designer in a Des Moines firm and then operated her own shops in Perry and Ames.
In the spring of 1947, she met Joseph G. Wheat II, of Humboldt, while he was an agronomy student at Iowa State University following his U.S. Army service in World War II. Shortly after his graduation, they married on June 12, 1949 in Ames. They lived for about a year in Coos Bay, Ore., where Joe was a forester for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
They returned to Ames in 1951 where Joe worked on his master's degree and was a research associate at Iowa State University. Their children were born in 1952 and 1955. Kay did dressmaking from her home and taught Sunday school at the First Christian Church. She was active in a professional women's club and a faculty wives group.
The Wheats moved to Olympia, Wash., in 1961 where Joe became assistant director and later director of tree improvement of the Portland, Ore.-based Industrial Forestry Association.
The Wheats bought a home and acreage on Puget Sound north of Olympia and Boston Harbor.
They were active in the Lacey Church of the Brethren, where Kay directed a children's choir, and later were active in Emmanuel Baptist and then Westwood Baptist churches.
She served on the Boston Harbor School PTA board, was a Girl Scout leader and was a member of the Olympia Rhododendron Society, Olympia Weavers' Guild, Tapestry group and Olympia Garden Club. She was one of three founders of the Boston Harbor Garden Club and was instrumental in forming garden club memorial gardens in Olympia's Priest Point Park and Boston Harbor's Burfoot Park. She served on the state Garden Club board and was a state master flower judge. Kay remained in the family home following Joe's death in 1990 and led a neighborhood Bible study in her home for many years. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2008 and in 2010 moved into a senior living community near her daughter and son-in-law in Southern California.
She is survived by her sister Elva Swallow, 97, Dallas Center, Iowa. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Stanley Lonseth, Capistrano Beach, Calif., and by her son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Ruth Wheat, East Wenatchee, Wash.
She is survived by five grandchildren: Meredith (and Gabe) Ellis, Spokane, Wash.; Lindsey Lonseth, Boise, Idaho; Witney Lonseth, Olympia; Joseph (and Jennifer) Wheat, East Wenatchee; Marie (and Matthew) Bergman, East Wenatchee. She also is survived by four great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at Westwood Baptist Church, 333 Kaiser Rd NW, Olympia, WA 98502 on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 1:00 PM.
Clara will be laid to rest with her husband at Mills & Mills Memorial Park, Tumwater.
“Seeing is believing.” For many, those words simply represent a motto. But for Lucille DiGiacomo, it summarized in every way who she was. She was modest, quiet and observant, taking in everything around her and always thinking before acting. She was a realist, someone who was efficient and practical in everything she did. She was a friendly person who truly cared about those around her.
She was the daughter of James and Felicia Prevete. Raised in New York, she was brought up to be tolerant and trustworthy. As a child, she learned to be conscientious, responsible and punctual. These were all traits that she would carry with her throughout her life.
As a young girl, Lucille was always aware of how others around her felt and this quality served her well. With a deep capacity to tolerate the feelings of others, Lucille was generally able to avoid conflicts. It seemed as if Lucille was the family member who was always working to keep stress at bay. Preferring a quiet environment where she could concentrate, Lucille also had the ability to relate well with her family and friends. Lucille was raised with three siblings. She had two brothers Anthony and Vincent and a sister Dorothy. Lucille was constantly involved in activities with her family. Lucille and her siblings had the typical rivalries while growing up but they deeply cared for each other and shared many life experiences over the years.
Growing up, Lucille was one of those children who didn’t need to be in the center of a whirlwind of activity. She was content to entertain herself. Lucille was never pushy when it came to games and other activities, but rather, she was able to enjoy the pure fun these could bring. In just about everything she did as a child, Lucille was intent on pleasing both the adults and the other children around her. Lucille took part in a number of activities as a child. In her spare time she liked to deliver bread on horse wagon. Lucille's helped her parents cook and clean.
Lucille enjoyed learning. She always had a great memory and was particularly skilled at retaining factual information. Lucille was generally quiet in class, learning best through observation. She often showed great concentration and was competent at completing the tasks at hand. Good with details, Lucille was painstaking and accurate in her efforts. All of these talents culminated in a successful high school career. She graduated from Mabel Dean Bacon Vocational High School in 1937. Lucille enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite subjects and teachers. Her favorite class in high school was homemaking.
Love can’t be defined but must be experienced. That was so true for Lucille. On Junuary 27, 1946 Lucille married George DiGiacomo at St. Vincent de Paul Church of Brooklyn, New York. She was totally committed to George and maintained traditional ideals about marriage. It was as if Lucille naturally sensed her spouse’s needs, and accepted those feelings unconditionally. Although Lucille disliked conflict, she did not take flight from discord, but rather sought to preserve harmony even during the most trying times.
Lucille was a good mother to her children. She had “old fashioned” parental values and could handle typical family conflicts in a fair and calm manner. Because she trusted emotions, Lucille was reluctant to force issues and used gentle persuasion to resolve situations. In this way she seemed to radiate an aura of warmth and caring to those around her, always thinking before acting. In addition, Lucille was a master planner. No matter how hectic life around her might be, she seemed to know and track everyone’s schedule. Lucille was blessed with two, Raymond and Kathryn. They were also blessed with Four, Christopher, Raymond Jr., Daniel and Lauren.
If you gave Lucille a deadline, she would meet it. At work, Lucille was always on task. Without hesitation, Lucille could adhere to any assignment and see it through to its completion. Her primary occupation was a homemaker. She worked as a retail clerk on New York. During that time, Lucille excelled in working with small groups in order to complete assignments. She was able to quickly grasp concrete ideas and could organize and plan the best way to accomplish things with remarkable consistency. Lucille was good at staying on track and was considerate in listening to what others had to say. In this way, Lucille had a true gift for being able to come up with practical resolutions to difficult problems. She was often the team member who managed to put forth a win/win solution for all parties.
Lucille liked to experience things first hand, in addition to simply learning about them. This quality influenced Lucille's choice of leisure time activities. A methodical and patient worker, Lucille preferred to set aside uninterrupted time to work on her hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were taking care of her home and family, kniting and cooking. Lucille was content to sit quietly alone, enjoying her hobbies all by herself and could often be found just reading about her favorite pastimes.
An individual who respected and maintained traditional values, her faith was important to Lucille. Her compassion, consideration and sympathy toward others was evident in her personal beliefs. She attended St. Vincent de Paul Church for 60 years. During that time, she did church charity work.
Anyone who traveled or went on vacation with Lucille had smooth sailing. It was often taken for granted that she was the trip planner. She would start early and examine all of the possibilities, selecting the best and most effective options. Favorite vacations included going to Florida to visit her children.
When Lucille's retirement finally arrived in 1982, she was well prepared. She had taken the time to learn about her various options and chose her course wisely. Her new life involved relocating to California to be closer to her family. In retirement, she found new pleasure in caring for her family. Even in retirement, Lucille continued to stay in touch with her old friends while making plenty of new acquaintances. She was active in the community and felt fulfilled with the opportunities retirement offered her.
Lucille passed away on November 5, 2015 at Brookdale Retirement Home in San Juan Capistrano. Congestive Heart Failure. She is survived by her children Raymond and Kathryn and her grandchildren. Services were held at Fairhaven Memorial Services. Lucille will be laid to rest in Riverside National Cemetery, Friday 11.13.2015 at 10.00 am.
It is said that some people can’t see the forest for the trees. Lucille was able to focus on each individual tree, tending to its needs, thus making the forest stronger as a whole. Lucille was a trustworthy, pragmatic and sympathetic person, the kind of woman to whom everyone was drawn. She was thorough and practical. Lucille DiGiacomo was very literal with her words. You always knew where you stood with Lucille. She will be missed.
Born in Habana, Cuba, on Dec.7, 1935, Margarita suffered an aortic aneurysm and passed away peacefully this October 30th surrounded by her three children; Mareva Godfrey of San Mateo, California, Mike Daniels of Longmont, Colorado, and Charles Daniels of Rathdrum, Idaho, her grandson, John Daniels, and her beloved pastor, Gerardo Arenado. In addition to the above mentioned, she leaves behind a much-loved daughter-in-law, Joan Daniels, three grand-daughters; Alexa Godfrey, Jessica & Samantha Daniels, and another grandson, Joshua Godfrey, plus countless friends and colleagues who will always keep her in their hearts.
Margarita was raised in the province of Matanzas in her early years by maternal grandparents and there developed an affinity for rural life, for flowers and animals which inspired her to start writing. When she returned to live in her parents’ home in Habana she wrote more than 150 articles relating to national issues and poetry for two newspapers and various magazines.
In 1961 her literary life was interrupted when she arrived in Puerto Rico, soon after Bay of Pigs, with two small children and $10.00 in her purse. This was the window into true understanding that her experiences as a refugee and exile were not so different from others’, since they actually unite us by bringing us closer through need.
As one who valued intelligence and education, Margarita Noguera received her Baccalaureate in Letters , and was awarded the Martí National Award in Cuba. Oregon State University (OSU) awarded her membership in Sigma Delta Phi for her literary thesis based on the Works of Gabriel García Márquez, and she concluded her studies by earning a teaching credential. Later she was bestowed a scholarship to San Jose State University, where she obtained two more credentials and a Master’s degree in Administration and Education. As an Educational Resources Teacher, she has written school curricula for the School District of Salinas, CA. while working tirelessly to improve the literacy levels of bilingual students, advocating for their mental and physical health.
Once she retired, she later received two more awards from the Defense Language Institute (DLI) and the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) in California. She uprooted after 25 years in the Monterey Peninsula to Laguna Woods where she found her dormant literary skills were only awaiting a good dusting and also found like-minds in a community of poets and writers! The International Society of Poets named her a distinguished member for her participation with several poems in English In 2011 she was invited to the Congress of Poets and Writers in Santiago de Chile, where she presented several of her works. In June of 2015 the California State Senate awarded her a certificate of recognition for her efforts to further art in the Hispanic Community through the Sociedad Internacional de Cultura.
In Orange County she has written 3 books since 2008 and numerous articles and book reviews, so one could say she has made up for lost time! This remarkable woman played USTA ranked tennis for almost four decades, destroyed opponents at Chinese Checkers, donated to over 10 charities, loved going to the movies and discussing them afterwards, has traveled extensively and lived in several foreign countries, enjoyed tending her garden, and sharing her belief and faith in Jesus Christ with her spiritual family at Mission Viejo Christian Church. It is in Laguna Woods where she found and grew her Hispanic soul again.
She was loved and admired by many; whether poets, writers, churchgoers, or neighbors, and will be sorely missed. If the dash between the years is what counts, then Margarita Noguera lived a full life with a lot of joy until the end. She is our unique source of strength, inspiration, determination, and a role model for casting our own lives in the direction of our dreams. Thank you, Madre Habanera! Te amamos y nunca te olvidaremos!
Memorial Services will be held on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Fairhaven Memorial Services, 27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
If you wish, we ask that in lieu of flowers, you send cash donations to: Mission Viejo Christian Church 27192 Jeronimo Road, Mission Viejo, CA. 92692 c/o Pastor Gerardo Arenado.
Michael Allen 67 of Rancho Santa Margarita Passed away on 11-23-2015. He is survived by his loving wife Leony Allen
Patricia Perryman 59 of Rancho Santa Margarita passed away on 11-13-2015. She is survived by her husband Ronald Perryman.
Peter Amerio Jr
Peter Lewis Amerio, Jr, was born in Fair Haven, Vermont on July 17, 1938 to a large Italian family. He was the 11th youngest child of twelve. After putting up one heck of a fight with cancer for almost 2 years, he passed away peacefully on October 29th, 2015 in California.
He is survived by his daughter Lori, son Kevin, son-in-law David, daughter-in-law Lee, grandchildren PFC USMC Skyler, Samantha A., Summer and Samantha B. He is also survived by his niece Barbara and his 3 nephews David, Terry (wife Lisa), Michael (wife Leanne) and their extended children and grandchildren. Peter’s surviving siblings include Yolanda Corso (husband Joseph), Loretta Esposito, June Zsido, sister-in-law Mary, brother Dominic (wife Rosalie) and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, Peter Louis Amerio, Sr. and Mary Concetta Amerio (Montagna) both born in Reggio Calabria, Italy in the 1890’s. He was also predeceased by his brothers John, Frank, Bartilo, Pasquale and Richard; his sisters, Sandra Marie Stoliker and Francesca Heath; sisters-in-law Alice, Elaine and Frances, and brothers-in-law Louis Esposito, Mike Zsido, Albert Heath and John Stoliker.
Throughout his 77 years, his younger days in Vermont included playing football for Fair Haven High School, selling Christmas trees with his brothers during the holiday season, working with them in the slate quarry and going hunting. In his adult life in California, he worked as a painter and a precision finisher. His passions included his dogs, watching football, coin collecting, vegetable gardening, being a “do-it-yourselfer”, playing a rambunctious game of cards, and going to the horse races to play the ponies. He loved story telling and finding fantastic deals. He is a Vietnam vet who served his country from 1961-1963. He enjoyed sharing military stories with his grandson.
The family would like to thank the additional following people for their love and support: Helen Abare, Roehl Caragao, Robert and Pamela Van Vickle, Francesca Borella, Yevonne Lobban and the Soto and Rizo families.
Dear Dad, Grandpa, Brother, Uncle, Friend, your sense of humor and entertaining ideas will be missed. We love you very much and hope that you are sharing fun stories in the next chapter.
Richard Daven Zborowski
Richard Daven Zborowski, 32 of Costa Mesa passed away Sunday, November 1, 2015.
Daven was born June 20, 1983 in Columbus, Ohio to Richard W. Zborowski and Jamey K. (Turek) Zborowski. As a youngster, he traveled with his family in Texas and Florida before making a home in California. He graduated from Laguna Beach High School and attended Saddleback College. Daven had achieved the honor of Eagle Scout. He loved the outdoors and all the activities it offered from ocean to mountain top. He was an avid snowboarder, hiker, mountain biker and surf fisher.
Daven’s life was cut short but he enjoyed his time here.
He is survived by his parents, Richard and Jamey; his younger brother Collin; his girlfriend Kierston Leysen and a host of friends.
Memorial Services will be held on Friday, November 6, 2015 at Fairhaven Memorial Services, 27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, CA