"Fairhaven Memorial Park and Mortuary arranged the funeral for my dear wife Jessie. The preparation of every detail was very well done and the appearance of my wife was just beautiful. The Father did a great job speaking about Jessie’s life. The funeral was handled in a very professional manner and I wanted to express my satisfaction."

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Bill Harding

Bill Harding, 80, of Trabuco Canyon, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014 at home with family by his side. Bill was born December 9, 1933 in Baltimore, MD to Wilmer and Bessie Harding. Those left to cherish his memory include loving wife, Norma L. Harding; daughter, Cheryl Harding Bartlo; daughter, Laura Hoisington (husband, Richard); son, Michael Harding; and granddaughters, Jenna Bartlo and Diana Hoisington. Bill was a proud marine, serving our country for over 22 years. Graveside service with military honors will be held 1:00 pm, Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at El Toro Memorial Park- 25751 Trabuco Road, Lake Forest, CA. Memorial donations may be made to Semper Fi Fund- 825 College Blvd., Suite 102, PMB 609, Oceanside, CA 92057. read more...

Burton Bradley

Bradley, Burton N., 83, of Mission Viejo passed away at home with family by his side. He was born and raised in Long Beach, graduated from Poly High school, then attended Long Beach City College. He was born on July 24, 1930, was the son of the late Nicholas and Gertrude Gay. Burton was an avid Ham Radio Operator and enjoyed entertaining at a variety of senior homes, playing the bass, ukulele or piano. Those left to cherish his memory include loving wife, Becky; three children, Kenneth, Richard and Barbara Graham; four grandsons; two granddaughters; and two great grandchildren. read more...

David Hellman

Hellman, Dave, 73, of Mission Viejo, passed away July 11, 2014 at his residence, comforted by his wife, after an eight year battle with ALS. Born on August 9, 1940 in Waukegan, Illinois the only child of the late Vencel and Mitizi Hellman. Married to Margaret Mary Heeran on June 29, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois. Graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BS in Mathematics/Education and later earning a Masters. Moved to California in 1963 and began teaching math at Santa Ana High School that same year, retiring in 1995. He resided in Mission Viejo for the past 38 years. An avid golfer, Dave began his affinity for the game when he was 11 years old and qualified for the US Junior Amateur at age 17. He was a member of Mesa Verde Country Club and a founding member of Mission Viejo Country Club. Dave played in 4 USGA events including the 1991 US Senior Open. He won 7 Club Championships at three different clubs. Seven career hole-in-one's including one on a final hole to win a tournament. He set five course records and played 223 consecutive holes without a three putt. 2011 Mission Viejo Country Club Founder's Cup honoree. Although golf was Dave's passion, his true love was for his family especially spending time with his three grandchildren and vacationing in Hawaii. Survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Marge Hellman of Mission Viejo. His daughter Kelly Wolford of Rancho Santa Margarita, her husband Tom and grandchildren, Connor, Cassidy and Callan. Dave was preceded in death by his son John. Dave's wealth of selflessness and deep love of family will be celebrated with a memorial service at Fairhaven Memorial Services Chapel, 27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo on Thursday, July 17 at 2:00pm. Please join the family for a reception following the service in Fairhaven's Reception Hall. read more...

John Foster

From his birth in Santa Ana, California on May 7, 1989 until his death on July 14, 2014, John Carlos Foster brimmed with life, energy, and vitality. He was raised in Mission Viejo by his father, David James, and his mother, Maria Concepcion. As a child he was always in motion, always smiling, and always making others laugh with his eccentric humor. He skateboarded through neighborhoods and in skate parks, hiked in the creeks that ran alongside his childhood home, camped all over California, rode dirt bikes in the hills of Hemet and in the deserts near Barstow, and raised and cared for two ducks, Zacky and Quacky. After high school he enlisted in the United States Army and served his country honorably as a combat medic in Afghanistan. Following military service John enrolled in Mt. San Jacinto College in pursuit of a nursing degree. Between classes and homework he sketched, with great talent and no formal training, wonderful pieces of art. Throughout his life he loved video games and he loved to make others laugh. His quirky sense of humor was offbeat and endearing, and he will be missed dearly by all who truly knew him. John is survived by his parents, his two brother, David and Fred, and his sister, Letty Hernandez. A visitation will be held Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Fairhaven Memorial Services, 27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, CA. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Fairhaven Memorial Services Chapel, Mission Viejo. read more...

Judith Bartholomew

Judith "Judy" Ellen Bartholomew, 70, of Mission Viejo, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at her residence. She was born January 24, 1944 in Elizabeth, NJ to Harry and Muriel Garthwaite. Those left to cherish her memory include loving husband, Jeffrey; devoted son, David (and wife, Jennifer Gore); and granddaughters, Audrey and Sophie. Judy's Celebration of Life will be held 2:00 pm, Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Fairhaven Memorial Services, Mission Viejo, CA. read more...

Norman Soto

Norman Soto Norman Soto, 68, of Rancho Santa Margarita passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014 in Mission Viejo, CA. He was born to Orlando and Rosalia (Duron) Soto in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. He went to grade school in Tegucigalpa, high school in Guatemala City, Guatemala, and then attended the University of Miami as a student athlete where he represented the UM track team in 800 meter track and javelin while studying architecture. He further continued his studies in architecture and design in New Zealand. Norman’s passion for travel and his work as an architect took him all over the world. He has traveled and worked on projects on six different continents, with countries including New Zealand, Canada, The United Arab Emirates and many more. Norman loved his work as an architect and the many great friends he made during his career. “Doing what you love is freedom; loving what you do is happiness” Nothing meant more to Norman than his family. He was the first-born son of Rosalia and Orlando and an older brother to Jimmy and Frank. He had three beautiful children of his own, Melissa, Ale and Carlos. Most of all, he adored his three grandchildren, Ethan, Dylan and Thomas. He will be dearly missed. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 9:30 AM at Fairhaven Memorial Services, 27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, CA, with a reception to follow. Should friends desire, memorial contributions can be made to CHOC Hospital: CHOC Foundation 1201 West La Veta Ave, Orange, CA 92868 www.choc.org read more...

Tony Gorgone

Anthony "Tony" John Gorgone, 65, of Laguna Hills, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014 at home with his loving family by his side. Tony was born November 28, 1948 in Waltham, Massachusetts. He worked for Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) in Maynard, MA, then transferred to California in 1990. Tony was a Computer Technical Sales Rep and a National Regional Service Manager. He was a longtime member of the Pacific Coast Corvettes Car Club (PCC). Tony had a knack for fixing things and enjoyed helping others. He is survived by his wife Sandy (Arsenault) Gorgone and his two sons, David Gorgone of Redondo Beach, CA and Stephen Gorgone of Mission Viejo, CA. He is also survived by his sister Virginia Hutchins, Stow, MA and his brother Phil Gorgone, Berlin, MA.

A Celebration of Tony's life will be held from 1:00 pm – 2:00pm, Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Fairhaven Memorial Services, 27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, CA 92692. Please join the family for a reception following the service in Fairhaven's Reception Hall.

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Umelina Marques

Umelina De La Caridad Marques, 88, of Mission Viejo, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Kathryn Jane Residential Care. Umelina was born May 23, 1926 in Cuba to Manuel and Apolonia Valdesuso. Vigil will be held 5:00 pm Friday, July 18, 2014, at Fairhaven Memorial Services Chapel, Mission Viejo, CA. Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 am Saturday, July 19th at St. Thomas More Catholic Church- 51 Market Place, Irvine, CA. Following mass, Umelina will be laid to rest at Ascension Cemetery, Lake Forest, CA. Please join the Marques family, following the burial, at Villa Roma restaurant- 25254 La Paz Rd., Laguna Hills, CA. read more...

Viola Harkey Garner

Viola Harkey Garner, 93, of Mission Viejo, CA passed away on July 8, 2014. Viola was born in Belleville, Arkansas, February 26, 1921 to the late John K. Harkey and Edna McBride. She is survived by her son, Larry W. Garner of Mission Viejo, CA. She is preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Ray Garner, and her first son, Wendell R. Garner. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. After graduating from high school, Viola attended nursing school and became a nurse's aide in Russellville, Arkansas. She and her husband moved to California in 1946. Viola became a devoted homemaker and mother to her two sons. The family moved from South Gate, CA to Downey, CA in 1960. Viola was later employed by North American Rockwell Corp. where she worked on the Apollo Mission Project for the first human lunar landing. In 1982, Viola and Ray retired to Mission Viejo, CA. Viola enjoyed her family, grandchildren, family holiday gatherings, especially the many family summer barbecues and picnics. She loved cooking, sewing and craft projects. Viola and Ray belonged to the first Senior Club of Mission Viejo where they remained very active for several years. Viola enjoyed endless road-trip vacations by car, which allowed her to see 48 states over the years. Viola was a member of Grace Hills Church, Aliso Viejo. Funeral services were held on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Fairhaven Memorial Services Chapel, Mission Viejo. Viola was laid to rest with her husband, Ray, at Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, CA. read more...

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