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.
BARNHART, Steven Edward
Steven Edward Barnhart was born in Los Angeles on December 31, 1944 to John Edward Barnhart and Clarice Virginia Barnhart (Krogstad).
Steven was raised in a close knit family made closer by their early years of travel while following their U.S. Navy Dad from Washington D.C. to Honolulu, Hawaii. You could always find the family and their friends gathered together at Steven’s parents house in Long Beach after church on Sunday. They played games, watched baseball, talked about life and planned for the future. He and his twin brother Phillip were into everything, they especially loved to play tricks on their older sister, Roberta.
Steven could fix anything (like everyone in the family back then). He always worked hard and could be a perfectionist. But he never let his perfectionism stand in the way of getting things done.
Steven together with his brother Phil, brother in law Austin and father John built or remodeled just about every home in the family. There was a saying between ‘the boys’ when they were working together, “it’s good enough for Roberta’s house…” or whichever woman’s house it was. When one of them said that you knew that whatever “it” was would last forever.
Perhaps it was the love of fixing things or his perfectionism that lead Steven to become a civil engineer. Steven didn’t love school. In fact, Steve found school really, really, hard. That said, Steve was always up for a challenge and he didn’t mind working hard to accomplish the things he set out to do in life.
After graduating from David Starr Jordan High School he went to Long Beach City College at night and worked at Douglas Aircraft during the day. After doing his math and science courses to obtain an A.A. degree from Long Beach City College he earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Cal State Long Beach. After a few more years of night school and work he completed his Masters of Science Degree in Environmental and Hydraulic Engineering and received his California License as a Registered Civil Engineer.
If you live in Orange County you are probably the beneficiary of Steven's work. Like the modest man he was, you don’t see much of his work because it’s mostly under ground. But when it rains and your streets and homes don't flood, it’s because Steve knew how to calculate the flow of water better than just about anyone else in civil engineering. His colleagues nicknamed him Mr. Storm Drain because of this talent. So the next time you’re driving home in a big rainstorm around here, thank Steven Barnhart for helping make your journey a safe one.
Steven was a deep thinker (like his father) and when he had something to say it was always good to hear him out. You might not always agree with him, but if you had an open mind you would always learn something new. You might even see the world a little differently because he had shared his ideas with you.
Above all of his professional accomplishments Steven was most proud of his family. He waited a long time to be a dad and he loved his son Jonathan more than anyone can probably understand. He loved being a father and had so many great stories of Jonathan building things, learning to ride a bike, falling in the pool with the bike, and learning to swim. Steven loved Jonathan so much that he fought hard for his first marriage through many years of relationship counseling.
When he found himself single after 25 years of marriage he devoted himself to raising his son Jonathan. They rode bikes at the beach, went on dude ranch vacations and did their homework together. Even though it was often hard, he loved the closeness he and Jonathan had during those years together.
Eventually Steven found his life's true love and partner in Carolee. He adored Carolee and wanted to fill her life with happiness. He even set aside his own dream of continued flight training and building his own airplane and he generously provided the wedding of her dreams. When they met, Steven was a regular member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and Carolee was long time member of The Life Church. Because they wanted to be sure they started off on the right path they began their lives together as members of both churches.
Their marriage lasted almost 18 years and was cut short when Steven lost his valiant three-year battle with Esophageal Cancer on November 15, 2014. He was at home, surrounded by his family when he left this life. Through all of the recent challenges, including his failing health over the last few months, Steven always found the support he needed in Carolee. We know he will be standing tall, with his cowboy hat off, waiting to greet her when they meet again in heaven.
Steven valued Carolee’s opinion as well as her beauty. He would listen intently to her ideas and supported her in all of her projects. He loved Carolee’s talent as a seamstress and was always making something to assist with her next project.
As much as Steven adored Carolee, he also loved being a father to her kids and grandkids. Nothing pleased him more than to have all the kids and their friends in the pool with contests for the biggest splash off the end of the water slide. His favorite recent project was building a special boys retreat, out of the way of all the big sisters, for his youngest grandson Kody.
We will all truly miss Steven’s strength of character, his willingness to help anyone in good times and bad, his devotion to family and his deep and abiding love for the Lord Jesus Christ. He always hoped that the way he walked through life was a witness to the power of God.
Steven is survived by his wife Carolee Barnhart, his son and daughter in law Jonathan and Jerusha Barnhart; his stepdaughter and son in law Juanita and John Davis and grandchildren Kyle and Natasha; his stepdaughter Tammy Whitmer and grandchildren Kandyse, Keesha, Kryshawna, and Kody; his sister and brother in law Roberta and Austin Pruitt, their daughter and son in law Darcelle Pruitt and Aimen Al-Refai and their daughter Yasmine; his brother and sister in law Phillip and Janna Barnhart, their son Erik Barnhart, their daughter and son in law Kirsten and Kevin Garcia and their son Benjamin; his cousins Karen Card and Katie Orman Little and their families.
Services for Steven will be held at Fairhaven Memorial Services Chapel, 27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, Ca, 92692 this Sunday 11.23.2014 commencing at 1pm.
Donald F. De Luca
Donald F. De Luca, 79, passed away peacefully Saturday, November 22, 2014 at his residence in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.
Donald was born September 27, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York to Paul and Clara De Luca. He grew up and attended schools in Brooklyn. Following his education, Donald enlisted in the US Army and served his country honorably.
Donald had worked for the city of New York and later for the Palos Verdes School District as a landscaper.
He was a simple man who especially loved spending time on his boat off Jamaica Bay in Brooklyn and enjoyed his retirement.
He is survived by his sister, Anita Zinkin and her husband Arthur; one brother, Robert De Luca; nephew, Jason Zinkin and his husband, John Perasco.
Visitation will be held on Monday, December 1, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Fairhaven Memorial Services, 27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, CA.
Graveside Services with Military Honors will be held on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at exactly 1:45 PM at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Ave., Riverside, CA.
Dr. Ted Nolan Thompson
Dr. Ted Nolan Thompson, 83 of Dana Point died unexpectedly on Thursday, October 30, 2014. Ted was born January 6, 1931 in San Francisco, CA, the eldest child, with a younger sister Brooke, to Edward Addis Thompson and Theda Rose Gillespie. He grew up in San Francisco attended Military High School where he graduated with honors. Immediately following, he enlisted in the US Air Force and served his country honorably during WWII era and Korean Conflict. After his honorable discharge, he attended UC San Francisco, then University of California Medical School where he graduated as a medical doctor, continuing on with his residency and internship in neurology.
His marriage during his internship and early medical practice produced four children and during this era, he attained northern and southern California weightlifting champion titles.
Ted was a driven individual who loved life and wanted to make a difference. He did everything with passion and excellence. He started his own Neurology medical practice. He was constantly learning and challenging himself; he authored many books, dabbled in politics and continued his challenges in medicine and sports. He spent countless dedicated hours researching a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. His concern for truly helping his patients was paramount. He documented his research and made his findings available on a website he created MSRemedy.com. He was a life long lover of sea and was an avid, skilled sailor. He earned Gold and Bronze weightlifting medals while in his 80s. Ted’s intelligence, intuition and motivation allowed him to accomplish much, always wanting to make the world a better place, always learning to share his knowledge with others.
Ted is survived by his wife Phyllis Schuessler, of Dana Point; five children, Susan E. (husband, Rob) Braniff, Sabrina L. (Thompson) Powell, Gregg O. Thompson, Cheryl A. Thompson and Jill D. (Thompson) Sandek; stepsons, David Schuessler and Dave Littlewort; six grandchildren, Jeremy, Jason, Jennifer, Sabrina Molly, Claire Michelle and Jacob; and a great daughter India Rose; sister Brooke T. Ewoldsen, niece Brook Ann, great niece Mercedes, nephew Curtis Thompson, niece Cathy Thompson and a host of friends, acquaintances and People Who Make a Difference worldwide.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 18th from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Fairhaven Memorial Services, 27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, Ca. Immediately following will be Interment with Military Honors will be held on Tuesday, November 18th at 1:30 PM at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Ave., Riverside, CA.
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
Norma Rodriguez, 44 of Lake Elsinore, passed away unexpectantly on Saturday, November 22, 2014. She was born November 15, 1970 in San Pedro, Tacaro, Mexico to Efrain Morales and Ma Guadalupe Juarez. She grew up and attended schools in San Pedro. Norma married Arturo Rodriguez in 1991. The couple has celebrated over 23 years together.
She is survived by her parents; her husband; one son, Ulises Rodriguez; two daughters, Daniela Rodriguez and Adi (husband, Salvador) Bustamante; one granddaughter, Emily Bustamante; two sisters, Petra and America; five brothers, Ultiminio, Rene, Omar, Noe and Pedro.
Norma loved dancing, laughing and simply spending time with family. Norma’s legacy will live on in those she loved.
Visitation will be held on Friday, November 28th, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Fairhaven Memorial Services, 27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, Ca
Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Mission Basilica Catholic Church, 31520 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675.
Interment will follow at Ascension Cemetery, Lake Forest, CA.
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.
Quinn Philip Centola (Querino) Passed away after a very courageous battle on November 7, 2014. Quinn was 64 years old and is survived by his wife Carmen Centola, who was present when he passed. He is also survived by his daughter Trina Lee Centola and his brother Peter R. Centola whose family includes Karen, Tori, Philip, and LeAnne. His wife's family, the Gardea’s of Santa Ana were also present and supportive during his illness. He is preceded in death by his parents Philip and Anna Centola. Quinn was born on October 10, 1950 in Brighton, MA. He attended school in Watertown, MA, attended UMASS Amherst, and graduated apart of the class of 1972 with a degree in business administration. After college he worked for United Airlines as a flight attendant for 39 years and retired in 2011.
Services will be held at a later date.
Ron Raymond BELK
Ron was born May 14, 1969, in Harbor City, CA, and died November 1, 2014, in Fontana, CA. Ron graduated from Fontana High School in 1987, and immediately enrolled in the Dental Technology Institute (DTI) in Orange, CA. After earning diplomas at DTI in Full/Partial Dentures, Ceramics, Crown & Bridge and Chrome Processing, he worked as a dental laboratory technician for Arrowhead International in California and Utah.
Ron began working for Patterson Dental in 1994, where he started as a Sales Representative and called on dental laboratories in his assigned territory. After a short time, he added dental offices to his client list and ultimately earned the trust and respect of many dentists in South Orange County. At the time of his death, he had worked for Patterson for over 20 years.
In 1996, Ron married Maureen Hauber in Temecula, CA and they made their first home in Rancho Cucamonga. They welcomed their first child, a daughter, Hannah Marie, in October, 2000. In 2001, the family moved to South Orange County and settled in the foothill community of Trabuco Canyon. In May 2003, they welcomed their son, Ryan Joseph.
Ron enjoyed riding quads in the deserts, fishing, particularly in Alaska, and was also a car and motorcycle enthusiast. He was known for his great sense of humor, his big heart and his steadfast willingness to help others. Ron is survived by his wife of 18 years, Maureen Belk, daughter Hannah, 14, and son, Ryan, 11. He is also survived by his mother, Barbara Hughes, his grandmother, Dorothy Otis, his father, Howard B. Belk, his grandfather Howard A. Belk, two sisters, Michelle Martinez and Rebecca Keeton, a brother, Rick Belk, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services for Ron will be held on Friday, November 14, 2014, at Presbyterian Church of The Master, 26051 Marguerite Pkwy, Mission Viejo, CA, 92692. Visitation 2-3pm, Funeral Service 3-4.30pm and followed by a buffet reception from 4:30-7.30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a college fund established for the Belk children by contacting Ron's sister-in-law, Natori Moore at (760) 634-0653 or firstname.lastname@example.org