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Acord, Charles

Charles Joseph “Joe” Acord Joe was born Feb 1, 1948 in Glen Fork, West Virginia and grew up in Wauconda, Illinois near Chicago. He moved to Orange County in 1974 where he met his wife of 38 years; Judy Folkert, formerly of Bakersfield. Joe was a tradesman and worked in a variety of fields thoughout his career. After a long illness, He passed away peacefully at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, on October 31, 2014. Joe is survived by his wife, his 2 sons, Jacob “Jake” and Kenneth “Kenny” Acord; His mother, Gertrude Farley Acord, his sisters, June Thomas, Glenna South and Debbie Hauter; Grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. read more...

Swisshelm, William

William "Bill" Swisshelm passed away at home on October 20, 2014 after a valiant battle against skin cancer. He was 78 years old. Bill was born to Irene and Bruce Swisshelm on February 18, 1936, in Santa Ana, California. As a child, Billy thoroughly enjoyed friends he met while attending grade school. He gaduated from Santa Ana High School in 1954, where he excelled in football and set various track and field records. He was awarded the 'Southern California Track Athlete' of the year award by the Helms Foundation. Bill attended Santa Ana College where his excellence in track and field continued, holding numerous records. On September 26, 2004, he was inducted into the Santa Ana College Athletic Hall of Fame. Billy completed his athletic career at USC. Bill joined the US Navy Reserves at age 17, where he served as a Seaman on a US submarine for ten years. Bill's primary occupation in life was construction, where he held the position of General Contractor. He worked and lived in Hawaii for many years, subcontracting for the military and winning key civilian construction projects. He finally returned to his native California and settled in San Clemente, CA. Bill will be deeply missed by many friends and family. He is survived by his son Mark Swisshelm of San Clemente, two daughters: Milisa Swisshelm-Senate of San Clemente, and Kirsty Santibanez of New York, formally of Tustin; his sister Shirley Duncan of Corona; his brother Jerry Swisshelm of Post Falls Idaho. He has five grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and great grandchildren. He leaves behind many loving and loyal friends. We will forever treasure the good times, love and friendship he shared. read more...

Torres, Margaret

Margaret Vistoria Torres 1953 – 2014 Margaret was born December 23, 1952 at Bay View Hospital in Monterey, California to Victor Martinez Lopez ad Pilar Leyva Lopez. She passed away on November 3, 2014 in Orange, California after a lengthy illness. Margaret is survived by: her husband Valerio Torres; son Valerio Torres, Jr.; daughters Vanessa Amezuca and Veronica Torres; seven grandchildren ( ‘Lil Louie, Natalie, Robert, Bianca, Mia and Ayla) and; nieces Melissa, Valerie and Tina and nephews Rudy Jr., Ronnie and Jimmy. In addition, she leaves behind brothers Rudy Lopez and sisters Mary Ann Espinoza and Gabriella Garcia. Margaret will be greatly missed but will survive in our hearts always. read more...

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