"It was the darkest day in my life when my husband of 55 years passed away. I didn’t know what to do or where to go but I knew I wanted him buried at Fairhaven. I called them and they put me touch with our Family Service Counselor. She helped and guided us with love and compassion.

Sincerely,
Jean Hamann & Family

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Anthony FEDAN

Anthony Fedan, 70 of Mission Viejo, CA passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014. He was born May 15, 1944 in Baltimore, Maryland and from a young age developed a passion for travel & meeting people. Anthony traveled extensively worldwide, taught himself to order menu items in over 30 languages, the more unique or crazy the item the better & possessed the ability to speak four languages fluently. He would converse with any person he could, no matter from what walk of life or country. His main hobby in life was “always to learn.” Anthony enjoyed other hobbies including swimming, karate, cooking, teaching his Micki any aspect of life, riding bikes, being an adrenaline junkie, loving animals, a self confessed computer geek enjoying anything that beeped, whistled, buzzed or had bells, reading technical computer magazines and the daily Wall Street paper. There wasn’t any one hurdle in life that could hinder Anthony. He held a zest for life, with devotion for his wife Estelle and his precious daughter Micki all mixed with the daily requirement of a large amount of laughter. A Memorial service for Anthony will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Fairhaven Memorial Services Chapel, 27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, CA. Reception to follow in the Reception Center of Fairhaven Memorial Services. “Splash Splash” read more...

Ezzat Aref Adib

Ezzat Aref Adib, 88 of Mission Viejo, CA passed away with her family at her side on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. She was born January 1, 1926 in Shiraz, Iran to Mohammad Hossein and Soltan Aref Adib. She is survived by her six children; Siavash,Farideh, Sousan, Afsane, Ladan and Laleh, twenty-one grand and great-grandchildren and a host of in-laws, nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 9:00 AM at Fairhaven Memorial Services, 27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, CA 92692 with burial to follow at El Toro Memorial Park, Lake Forest, CA. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She will be missed read more...

J. Leonard Lilley

J. Leonard Lilley, 95 of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA passed away October 7, 2014. He was born December 22, 1918 in Durant, OK to Willard and Naomi Lilley. Leonard served his country honorably during WWII in the US Navy. Following his military service Leonard had several interests but found his passion as a traveling salesman. He married Loretta Lilley and together they had two children, Ronald and Paul Lilley. He later married Alene Lilley. He is survived by his sons, Ronald and Paul Lilley; stepsons Larry, Jay and Ronald Carry; grandson, Jonathan Lilley and great-grandson, Connor Lilley. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Fairhaven Memorial Services Chapel, 27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, CA. A reception will follow at Fairhaven Reception Center. Burial will follow the reception at Good Shepherd Cemetery with Military Honors. read more...

John Alfred Roberts

John Alfred Roberts, 94 of Coto de Caza, passed away October 12, 2014. Survivors include his daughter, Sally Palmer and her husband Keith; son, Jack Roberts and his wife Susan; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Daniel, Katie, Christopher and Colin. Memorial Services will be Celebrated on Saturday, October 18th at 2:30 PM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1600 Corporate Dr., Ladera Ranch, CA. Interment with Military Honors will be held at Miramar National Cemetery, San Diego at a later date. read more...

Mary "Joanne" McMahon

Mary “Joanne” McMahon, age 64, passed away at home on October 20, 2014 after courageously battling non-smoker lung cancer for over 5 years. Born on February 28, 1950 in Colorado Springs, CO to Maj. Matthew and Rita Redlinger, she grew up in San Diego with her two sisters and three brothers. She attended San Diego State University where she earned a Bachelor’s in Mathematics. After graduating she worked as a systems engineer at IBM. In 1975 she married her husband of 39 years and they have four children who they raised in San Diego, Manhattan Beach and Newport Beach. She returned to school later in life to earn a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from United States International University. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She is preceded in death by her dad and sister Susie. She will be greatly missed by her loving husband John, children Matthew, Maria (Houlihan), Michelle (Klos) and Michael and four grandchildren. The Funeral Mass will be Celebrated Monday, October 27 at 11:00am at St. John Vianney Catholic Church on Balboa Island, Newport Beach. In lieu of flowers Joanne would appreciate donations to: St Michael’s Abbey 19292 El Toro Road Silverado, Ca 92676 read more...

Pedro Castaneda Ceja

Pedro Castaneda Ceja, 44 of San Juan Capistrano, CA died Saturday, October 25, 2014 in Laguna Hills, CA. He was born on March 25, 1970 in Michoacán, Mexico to Ramon Castaneda and Leonor Ceja. He grew up and attended school in Michoacán. Pedro moved to the US as a young man and worked as a commercial driver. He worked several years for C & R Company and most recently for South Coast Roofing Supplies. Pedro loved spending time with his family. Together they would enjoy riding bikes going to parks and going on walks. Pedro is survived by his loving wife, Ana Luz Castaneda; two sons Pedro Luis Castaneda and Christian Castaneda; six brothers, Ramon, Javier, Enrique, Juan, Luis and Fernando; three sisters, Maricela, Leonor and Blanca; his parents Ramon and Leonor as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Fairhaven Memorial Services Chapel, 27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, CA from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Monday, November 3, 2014 at San Felipe De Jesus Catholic Church, 26010 Domingo Ave., Capistrano Beach, CA 92624 at 10:00 AM with burial to follow at Ascension Cemetery in Lake Forest, CA. read more...

SLOJKOWSKI, Violet

March 7, 1923 - September 9, 2014 Violet was reunited with her husband John, son Jesse and son-in-law Bob on September 9, 2014. She lived a long and fulfilling life. Violet was very proud of her military service with the USMC, where she met her husband of 40 years, John. Violet worked for many years in the medical field. In retirement she enjoyed playing Pinochle, Bingo and loved the slot machines, especially video poker. She volunteered as a Pink Lady, served the church as an extraordinary minister, and was a Commander in the American Legion Post 41. As a military wife, Violet lived in many areas including Mondovi, WI, where she was born to Jesse and Isobel Teela, Santee, CA, Jerome, ID, Hermiston, OR, and Laguna Niguel, CA. She also lived in many other duty stations where John was stationed throughout the years. Violet is survived by children, David (Susan), Gary (Patrice), Jo Nelson, Bruce, and Tina (Stan) Cherry. Siblings Lorraine, Rosemond, Carol and John. She will be dearly missed by her many Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren. A special thank you to her Granddaughter, Heather, for her devoted care of “Grams” in her final years. A memorial mass will be held on November 7, 2014 at 8 am at St. Jerome’s Catholic Church in Jerome Idaho followed by a graveside service at Jerome Cemetery at 11am. read more...

Theodore "Ted" Johnson

Theodore “Ted” James Johnson, 57 of Lake Forest, CA passed away Monday, October 6, 2014 with his family at his side. He was born August 6, 1957 in Venice, CA to Anthony Johnson and Kathleen (Gorny) Johnson. He grew up and attended schools in Garden Grove, CA. Following his education, Ted worked for Red Lobster, Olive Garden and Good Earth Restaurants; it was while working for Good Earth that he met Marie DeLillo who he married two years later at St Bonaventure Catholic Church in Huntington Beach, CA. The couple have celebrated over 29 years of marriage. Following Ted’s restaurant employment he went to work for Orange County Transportation Authority as a Coach Operator. Later he was promoted to the Training Department. Ted loved transportation and all things related to transportation. He collected miniature busses and trains. He knew the OCTA Bus Routes by heart. Ted had truly found his passion in transportation. “If you choose a job you love, you will never have to work a day in your life. Ted is survived by his loving wife, Marie Johnson; daughter, Theresa (husband, Russell) Reese and their children, Nicholas, Jonathan, and Zachary; daughter, Maureen (fiancé, Patrick Bailey)Wills and her children Sarah and Sienna along with their father, David Wills; one brother, Tony (wife, Thea) Johnson and a host of friends from the OCTA. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Fairhaven Memorial Services Chapel, 27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, CA with a reception to follow at the Fairhaven Memorial Reception Center. read more...

Victor Gutierrez

Victor Javier Gutierrez, 65 of San Juan Capistrano passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Sunday, October 12, 2014. He was born to Victor Gutierrez and Gloria Espinoza in Puebla, Mexico. He grew up and attended schools in Puebla before moving to the United States. Victor met Yolanda Rodriguez at the local Moose Lodge in San Clemente the couple fell in love and later married on November 30, 1974 in Tijuana, Mexico. Together they made their home in San Juan Capistrano. Victor had owned his own restaurant at one time as well as worked for the Ritz Carlton, several local restaurants and most recently at Disney Land. He truly had a heart for service and helping others. Victor enjoyed going to church, playing handball and cars. He was passionate about his cars; cleaning them, maintaining them and keeping them looking sharp. What Victor valued most though was family; he loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Yolanda Gutierrez; daughter Jessica and her husband Jason Miller; son, Christian Gutierrez Rodriguez; grandchildren, Mia Miller, Niya Gutierrez and Ian Gutierrez; his mother, Gloria Espinoza and a host of co-workers and friends. Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, October 23 at 2:00 PM at Fairhaven Memorial Services Chapel, 27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, CA. read more...

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