Dorothy Virginia Everett
Margaret “Peggy” O’Brien Winters Everett, born in Brooklyn, NY, on Nov. 12, 1921, passed away on April 29, 2015, in Laguna Niguel, CA. She was predeceased by Dr. Daniel McCoy Winters, John C. Everett and her daughter, Poogie Dawes. She is survived by three daughters: Anne Maguire of Monmouth Beach, NJ; Lulu Hallenbeck of Laguna Hills, CA; and E.E. Winters White of Lincoln, MA; four sons-in-law, Paul Maguire, Christopher Hallenbeck, Christopher White and Steve Dawes of Fort Collins, CO; 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Peggy had resided in Rumson most of her life. She was a long-time member of Monmouth Beach Club and Rumson Country Club.
A memorial mass will be held for Peggy on Friday, May 29, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of the Precious Blood in Monmouth Beach, NY. Donations in Peggy’s name can be made to Manhattanville College, Office of Institutional Advancement, 2900 Purchase St., Purchase, NY 10577; or online at mville.edu/donate.
IOFFRIDA, Francesco "Frank"
Ioffrida, Francesco, 88 of Rancho Santa Margarita passed away at home with his family on April 25th. He was born in Italy on January 7, 1927 & is survived by his Wife Dolores, Daughters Lisa & Linda, Son in Laws Reinhard & Herbert Schoenhoefer, Grandchildren Alessandro, Annalisa, Isabelle & Sofia, Sisters Maria, Elvira, Carmela & Teresa.
Funeral Mass for Francesco will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1600 Corporate Dr, Ladera Ranch, Friday 05.01.2015 commencing at 9.30am. Burial to follow at Ascension Cemetery, Lake Forest.
In lieu of flowers donations to America Cancer Society would be appreciated.
John M. Valovich
John Valovich, Lieutenant Colonel United States Marine Corps, Retired, of Mission Viejo, CA, died 20 May 2015. John was born 23 February 1945 in Charleroi, PA, the son of the late Joseph Valovich and Betty Michener Valovich. He is a graduate of Charleroi High School and Penn State University. Commissioned a Marine Second Lieutenant through Penn State’s Navy ROTC program, John soon earned his wings as a Naval Flight Officer and trained as an A-6 Intruder Bombardier Navigator. Upon completion of training he was posted to a DaNang South Vietnam-based Marine Intruder Squadron where he began flying combat missions. After his combat tours, he served in various assignments during a twenty two year Marine career, including work for the Secretary of Defense Joint Chemical Warfare Joint Task Force and command of Marine All Weather Attack Squadron 242 at Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, CA. At retirement, John had been awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service medal, the Air Medal Strike/Flight with 20 awards, and the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Palm. Among numerous other medals and awards, he wore Expert pistol and rifle badges.
After his retirement from the Marine Corps, John enjoyed a very successful second career as the Business Development Customer Field Representative for the McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Company, then The Boeing Company, supporting the Marines on the West Coast flying the AV-8 Harrier, F/A 18 Hornet, MV-22 Osprey and the CH-46. During his tenure with McDonnell Douglas and Boeing, John played a critical role in the West Coast fielding of the F/A-18D, the AV-8B and the MV-22 and mentored countless Marines. John’s professionalism, sense of humor and sincere desire to do all he could for his Marine Corps customer made him respected by his industry colleagues and the Marines he served.
John is survived by his wife of 47 years, Harriet (Scrip), his children, John Eric of Mission Viejo and Erin of San Clemente, CA, a brother, Paul Valovich (Trish) of Ridgecrest, CA, and the pride of his life – his grandsons, Noah and Jacob.
John was a twenty year member of Mission Hills Community Church, now The Bridge, and the HaGesher Messianic Congregation. He was a member of the Penn State Alumni Association, and was on the advisory board of the Marine Corp Aviation Association. He was the Marine West Coast representative of the Intruder Association, and a lifetime member of the Tailhook Association. He was also a dedicated advisor to the Leatherneck Association and was instrumental in the creation of their museum on Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, CA.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Fairhaven Memorial Services, Mission Viejo, CA. www.fairhavenmemorialservices.com. Burial with full military honors will be held at Miramar National Cemetery on Monday 1 June at 2 PM. A memorial service will be held Tuesday 2 June at 4 PM at The Bridge Church, 29582 Aventura, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.
Stephen Francis Selway
Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, Stephen Francis Selway, Age 84, passed away from a long illness on Sunday April 19, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Marsha, (Daughter) Mary, and his 3 (Sons) Joseph (Darla), Donald (Julia) and Raymond (Michelle) Selway. He had 4 (Stepsons), Tom, David, Charlie, and Bruce (Colleen) Ray. Also 6 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren.
He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He was promoted to First Lieutenant by the end of the war. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal, 2 Bronze Stars and other Awards.
By the end of 1953 he became involved in the Carpet, Flooring, and Drapery Industry. He went on to distinguish himself in the home construction Industry with the Mission Viejo Co, Warmmington Homes and Leisure Technology.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his memory to the Disabled American Veterans, www.dov.org or call (619)299-6916