Carol Ann Nootbaar
Carol Ann Nootbaar passed away January 2, 2014 in Honolulu, Hawai'i. She is survived by her husband, John Nootbaar, and two sons, Jeff and Scott Mabbutt. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 2:30 pm, Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Fairhaven Memorial Services Chapel, Mission Viejo. Please join the family, following the service in Fairhaven's Reception Hall for refreshments.
Chris T. Knutti, born March 31, 1948 to George and Hazel Knutti in North Carolina, passed February 1, 2014 in Mission Viejo, CA. Chris is survived by his wife Nancy, mother Hazel Knutti, step-daughter Erin Lewallen, grandson's Kyle and Andrew, sister Bobbie Michele Hoffman (Gary) and brother Terry Knutti (Debbie) and several nieces and nephews and friends that loved him dearly.
Services will be held at Fairhaven Memorial Services, Mission Viejo on Friday February 14, 2014 at 11:15am.
Filemon Vital Orozco
Filemon Vital Orozco, 80, of Aliso Viejo, passed away February 8, 2014. He was born November 22, 1933 (11/22/33) in San Miguel el Alto, Jalisco, Mexico to Andres and Maria Vital. Filemon worked his entire life on ranches, primarily as a horse trainer. He will be loved and missed by his family: loving wife, Donatila Vital; daughter, Maria Elena Vital; daughter, Delia Vital; son, Javier Vital; son, Filemon Vital, Jr.; son, Gerardo Vital; daughter Margarita Vital; daughter, Martha Alicia Vital; 26 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Visitation will be held 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Saturday, February 15, 2014, at Fairhaven Memorial Services Chapel, Mission Viejo. Funeral mass will follow at 4:00 pm with Deacon Louie Gallardo officiating. Filemon will be laid to rest with his parents at Panteon Municipal, San Miguel el Alto, Jalisco, Mexico, later this month.
Jaime Pulido, 72, of Mission Viejo passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014. Mr. Pulido was born July 4, 1941 in Bogota, Colombia to Jaime and Maria Pulido. Those left to cherish his memory include his three children; William Pulido, Mauricio Pulido and Sandra Pulido Arias. Services will be held, Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Fairhaven Memorial Services Chapel, Mission Viejo, California. Viewing will begin at 4:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be held at 7:00 pm. Mr. Pulido will be laid to rest at Ascension Cemetery, Lake Forest, California, with his mother.
No sufras por mi, estoy libre. Estoy siguiendo el camino que Dios a dispuesto para mí; tome sus manos cuando escuche su llamado. Di mi espalda dejando todo. No podía estar otro día para reír, amar, trabajar o jugar. Las tareas que se quedaron sin concluir tienen que quedar así. Yo encontré la paz al cerrar el día. Si mi partida ha dejado un vacio, entonces llénalo con gozo, alegrias y recuerdos. Te deseo la luz del sol de mañana. Mi vida ha sido satisfactoria, he saboreado muchos buenos amigos, buenos tiempos y el toque de las personas amadas. Quizás mi tiempo se ha visto muy breve, no demores mas con dolores innecesarios. Levanta tu Corazón y goza conmigo, porque Dios me quiere ahora. Dios me ha llamado. El me a liberado.
John Joseph Hanus, 91 of Lake Forest entered eternal life on February 12, 2014 just a few days short of his 92 birthday. He was born February 17, 1922 in Chicago, IL to John Hanus and Anna Schodtler. John served his country honorably with the US Army during WWII. He later worked as a machinist in the aircraft industry.
John was a man of faith; he loved the Lord and loved his church. He was a member of the choir and a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife Lucia; daughter, Pamela Keil; sons, Jeffrey and Tim; grandchildren Ray (Sabina), Chris, David (Regina) and Kathy (Jon); five great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Monday, February 17 from 6-7 pm followed by a Rosary and Eulogy at 7pm at Santiago de Compostela Church, 21682 Lake Forest Drive, Lake Forest, CA.
Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Tuesday, February 18 at 10:00 AM with a reception to follow at Santiago de Compostela Church, 21682 Lake Forest Drive, Lake Forest, CA.
Joli M. Brooks
Brooks, Joli Marta, 54 died peacefully at home in Laguna Niguel, California on February 11, 2014.
Joli was born August 4, 1959 in Twenty Nine Palms California, to Donald and Amata Brooks, and raised in Santa Ana along with her four sisters and brother. Joli married Mark NeSmith in 1989 and eventually moved to Laguna Niguel. In 1993 they welcomed two boys into their lives, Christopher and Sean and this would begin Joli’s most cherished job; being a mom. Later, Joli worked for Össur, a company which specializes in developing advanced prosthetic limbs. It was here she would meet her future daughter-in-law after arranging a blind date for her son Chris.
Joli met John Kelly in 2008 and they were engaged at the 2009 Marine Corps Marathon after John held up a sign near the finish line, asking Joli to marry him. A few months later, Joli would receive the news about cancer. In spite of this, Joli continued to live as if cancer was just a side note in her life. She and John loved to travel to the Tetons in Wyoming and this would remain a special place in their lives.
Joli died of a rare form of ovarian cancer (MMMT), but she lived her life with passion and joy. She never let cancer define who she was. Rather she wanted to be known as a Christian, a mother, a rock climber and a marathon runner. So determined was Joli to prove she was stronger than cancer, that she ran a half marathon just a few short months after finishing her first round of chemotherapy. Those who were there will never forget the image of Joli crossing the finish line with a big smile on her face, waving her wig triumphantly in the air. Toward the end of her life, she accepted “Gods Plan” with dignity, grace and a wonderful sense of humor.
Joli is predeceased by her parents Donald and Amata, and her brother Dustan.
She is survived by sons Christopher (Michelle) and Sean NeSmith, fiancé John Kelly, sisters Jacqueline, Jennifer, Joslyn (Troy) and Jami (Joe), grandchildren Hayley, Isabelle and Liam, numerous nieces and nephews, countless friends, as well as her constant companion, her dog William, who never left her side.
A celebration of Joli’s life will be held at South Shores Church in Dana Point on Tuesday March 4th at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice of Saddleback Valley, ASPCA or the American Cancer Society (research for ovarian cancer).
Joli, may you run with the angels.
Julia Evelyn Curro
Julia Evelyn Curro, 92, of Laguna Woods, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014. She was born March 21, 1921 in Nedrow, New York, to Floyd and Florence Reals. Those left to cherish Julia's memory include her daughter, Sandra Armstrong (husband, John); daughter, Rhonda Walker (husband, Rob); son, James Curro; grandson, Nathan Munoz; grandson, Sean McKnight; granddaughter, Jacqueline Doran (husband, Larry); great grandchildren- Joseph and Trevor Munoz, Kelly and Julia McKnight, and Hailey Doran. Visitation will be held 12 noon - 4:00 pm, Monday, March 10, 2014 at Fairhaven Memorial Services, Mission Viejo. A graveside service will be held 11:00 am, Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at El Toro Memorial Park, 25751 Trabuco Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630.
PeriAnn DiRocco, 53, of Mission Viejo, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014 at home with family by her side. PeriAnn was born January 21, 1961, in Brigham City, Utah to Alexander and Delila Dalton. Those left to cherish PeriAnn's memory include loving husband, Stephen; daughter, Angela; son, Devin; mother, Delila Dalton; and sister, Teresa Dalton. Visitation will be held 9:30am - 11:00 am, Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Fairhaven Memorial Services, Mission Viejo. Graveside service will be held 12 noon, Thursday, March 13, 2014 at El Toro Memorial Park, 25751 Trabuco Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630 with Pastor Brett Holleman, officiating. A luncheon will be held at the DiRocco residence following the burial.
Robert “Big Bob” Anziano
Loved by all, Bob Anziano passed away peacefully doing what he loved, working on a classic 1972 Challenger, in his shop in Santa Ana, CA.
Born February 3rd, 1943 in the Bronx, New York, he is survived by his loving wife Janet, his two daughters Gina Mika and Lisa Yuka, his two sons Cody and Tony Anziano, and his brother Chuck Anziano.
From an early age, Bob developed an unparalleled passion for cars; from mechanics to design, Porsches to Lincolns, he did it all, and he did it the best. We will never forget the innovations he introduced to the automotive world: his Cal Air Flow patents, his Illusion body kit, and his Lincoln seals. A car wouldn’t leave his shop until it was perfect. He produced only top quality cars and products, and he never disappointed. His work graced the cover of magazines and made the Anziano name international; his true interest helped him connect with, and touch, countless people around the world.
Bob was truly a legend; he was an inventor, an entrepreneur, an artist, a designer, and an adventurer. He was a hard, but great man; a husband, a father, a teacher, a mentor, a s.o.b., but all around a good time guy. Bob loved work and was driven every day by his DIH (do it himself) attitude and his passion for excellence. He was a true McGuyver and he could fix everything and build anything you needed with his bare hands. We now turn his tools over to God’s hands.
So many people will dearly miss Bob. May we all come together to share stories of him and his infamous shop; whether we were stopping by with a legitimate car problem, or just to hang out and shoot the s**t. You will always be in our hearts Bob, may you rest in peace and never have to fire anyone again.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014, 3:00pm at Fairhaven Memorial Services - 27856 Center Dr., Mission Viejo, Ca 92692
Ruth C. Kehrberg (Bruns)
Ruth C. Kehrberg (Bruns) was born on April 17, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois. She passed away February 12, 2014 at her home following a brief illness. Ruth enlisted in the U.S. Navy when she was 20 and served as a decoder in Washington D.C. during WWII. In 1953 she and her family moved to Orange County, California where she spent most of the remainder of her life. Ruth worked for the Orange County Probation Department, the San Diego Board of Realtors, Centennial Farms as a docent, and in later years at the Orange County Fair. Ruth is survived by her 2 children, her 4 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Her bright smile and loving disposition will be greatly missed.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, 2/21, at 11:00am, at Fairhaven Memorial Services, 27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, CA 92692. There will be a reception to follow the service at Fairhaven, Mission Viejo.