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Bernhardt, Sandra L.

Sandra Lee (Osbun) Bernhardt, a longtime resident of Orange, has left us to be with the Lord's Angels. Sandy wa a bright spirit that conitnues to shine within all she has touches. Sandy was born September 8, 1947 in Quantico, VA and passed away October 12. Sandy leaves behind her loving husband of 49 years Jim Bernhardt; her daughters, Deanna Bernhardt, Donna Salinas; and son-in-law Frank Salinas: and grandsons, Jim Aguilera, Mark Aguilera, Branden Becker, Frank Salinas and grand-daughter, Krystal Salinas; great- grandchildren, Gavin Aguilera, Joseph Rocha; Sisters; Sally Samoya, Genia Shaw; and brother-in-law Greg Shaw. Everyone that had the pleasure of meeting Sandy loved her. She will be greatly missed and never forgotten. read more...

Mercado, Severo

SEVERO MERCADO 1920-2014 Severo Ponce Mercado passed away peacefully on October 5, 2014, slightly a month shy of his 94th birthday. He was the fifth son of Marcos and Juanita Mercado, born in Trabuco Canyon (Orange County, California), in the shadow of Mission San Juan Capistrano. He is survived by daughters Patricia Mercado-Allinger and Jeannie Caro; sons-in-law Walt Allinger and Richard Caro; grandson, Justin Acciacca; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends; and his adorable pit bull, Lola. He is predeceased by his parents, brothers (Lyle, Pete, Joe, Pino, and Larry) and the love of his life, his wife of nearly 53 years, Eugenia Palacio Mercado. Severo was committed to family and country, sacrificing his education to work during the Great Depression and proudly serving in the U.S. Navy (Pacific Theater) during World War II. Golfers who frequented Ben Brown’s Country Club (Aliso Creek Golf Course) in Laguna Beach knew him as “Heavy,” a nickname that he embraced with humor. He began working at the golf course in 1952 and served as the superintendent from 1958 until his retirement in 1993. He will long be remembered for his consistently warm and joyful personality. His daughters can attest that Severo would talk and joke with anyone and everyone. The family is especially grateful for the loving care provided by caretakers Nicolasa ____________, Manuel __________ and their children (_______________). With their help, Severo was able to spend his final days at home. Visitation will be held at Fairhaven Cemetery on October ____, ___ p.m. Funeral mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (541 E Central Ave., Santa Ana) on October ___, at _____, followed by a graveside service at Fairhaven Cemetery. Flowers are welcome! Alternatively, memorial donations may be sent to either Mission San Juan Capistrano (http://www.missionsjc.com/store/store.php?cats=DONATION; Mission San Juan Capistrano Preservation Funds, 26801 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675) or the Admiral Nimitz Foundation (https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/nimitz/donation.jsp; ) in support of the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas. read more...

Nigam, Harish Chandra

Mr. Harish Chandra Nigam, born 19 September 1941, passed away peacefully in his sleep in Corona, CA on Saturday October 4, 2014. He is survived by his wife Rammi; sons Sameer,Rishi,Rajat; daughter-in-laws Bhawana, Amrita, Anamika and grandkids Riddhi, Aryan, Risa, Gautam, Aanya and Kashika. Funeral will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, October 9 at 1702 Fairhaven Ave, Santa Ana, CA. read more...

Pacetti, John Bartola

John B. Pacetti 8/8/63 – 10/19/14 John B. Pacetti was born in Germany, the oldest child of Renate Pacetti and John B. Pacetti. He was an engineer prior to meeting Grace de Castro, his beautiful wife of 18 years. John and Grace settled in Tustin, California with their two children Michelle and John for 14 years. He was an inspiration, a best friend, and an amazing father. read more...

Patterson, Jewel

Jewel Diamond Patterson passed away on October 3, 2014 in Anaheim, California from complications of breast cancer. Jewel was born in Hope, Arkansas June 16, 1921. She is survived by her seven living children, Sonja Sellers of Hemet, CA; Fred Patterson of Kerrville, TX; Nancy Ruth Cole of Corona, CA; Martha Jeanette Ronspiez, Hope Patterson, Regenia Patterson, and Stephen Patterson, all of Lake Havasu, AZ. She is also survived by her one living brother, Russell Stowers of Claremore, OK. Jewel was the matriarch of five generations including 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 24 great-great grandchildren. She was much loved and will be missed by all. read more...

Wilson, Richard

RICHARD W. WILSON, 76, passed away October 11, 2014. He was born in Lima, Ohio to George and Dorothy Wilson, who are deceased. He is survived by brother Darrell and sister Mary Joanne Fife. He was preceded in death by sister Linda Wheeler. On September 28, 1957, he married Wanda Fay Sexton, who survives. Two children: Sherri (Tempe, Arizona), Steven Warren (Tustin, CA), and granddaughter, Kassandra. A Graveside Service will be held at Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, on Sunday, October 26, at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers: the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society. read more...

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