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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...

Andrews, Ian

Ian Andrews was born on May 25th, 1974, in Cortland New York. Ian's new life was celebrated by his Great-Grandparents - Eva and Mike Korczynski of Lisbon, Connecticut and Grandma Judy, Paul and Keshia Andrews and Chris Pariseau and Tony Sobotor. At 6 years old, Ian moved from the NY/NJ area to Tustin, CA. Ian loved sports, particularly baseball and football. Ian loved sacking those quarterbacks! Ian was a very spiritual soul. He could sit by the ocean for hours watching the waves come and go. Ian appreciated all kinds of music but his favorite was still rock and roll. He lived with his Aunt Christine Pariseau for the last 7 months and enjoyed spending time with her. He began his life studying Catholisism and most recently Buddhism which he practiced in his daily life. We recently found writings of Ian which included Metta Meditation. Metta is from the Pali language meaning loving and kindness. We would like to share one of his writings we found: "Think of yourself, the friend, the neutral person and the enemy. Have a sense of waves of loving, kindness spreading from your heart to everyone and to all beings everywhere." That is how Ian began his day. Ian was also a very creative person which was reflected in his artwork. He used different mediums from cool-aid to charcoal to watercolors. His wide array of self-expression can been seen in his work from gothic-style to delicate flowers. Ian was a member of the San Pedro Art Association where he had some of his art work for sale. Ian loved his family and is predeceased by his great-grandparents, his paternal grandparents, and cousins, Joshua Sobotor and Zachary Gibbons. Ian is survived by his: Denise(Mother) and Dennis (Step-Father)Bremner of Bothell, WA, Paul (Father) and Janet Andrews (Step-Mother) of Orange, CA One sister Keshia Andrews, of Long Beach, CA and one brother Dylan Bremner of Everett, WA Maternal grandparents and his 4 children, Ian Jr., Jake, Kaylin and Joshua of Oklahoma as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. read more...

MacFarlane, Robert

Robert W. MacFarlane, 58, Lake Forest, CA. Jan. 3, 1956 – Oct. 26, 2014 Many hearts are broken from the loss of this great man. After a difficult 3 yr. battle with Metastatic Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer, Bob, sadly lost his fight, but not without a true spirited, honorable effort. Bob was born in Orange, Ca. He had spent over 45 yrs. in the trucking industry, most recently managing a large terminal in Orange. Bob also served 20 years in the Orange County Deputy Sheriff Reserves. He also volunteered his time on a cooking crew for the Elk’s Lodge. Bob was active in youth sports, coaching for over 20 years in football, baseball and basketball. He was a 2nd degree black belt and enjoyed riding his Harley on weekends. Bob was also very faithful to his Green Bay Packers since the 1960’s. Bob was an active man who actively loved life. Those that had the privilege of knowing him loved him. Though taken from us too soon, the lasting memories he’s given all that knew him, are infinite in number, for he will always be remembered and forever in our hearts. Bob is survived by the love of his life and wife, Gail, their 3 children, Matt, Jason and Andrea, 1 grandchild, Taylor Marie and by sister, Darlene. He was truly the best husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend and person and he is greatly missed by all. Until we meet again. We love you. 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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