Adame, John A.
December 17, 1927 - March 29, 2015 John A. Adame (Juan) born December 17, 1927 in San Marcos, CA. Resided in El Paso, Texas. Former resident of El Monte, Moreno Valley and Fullerton CA. Has passed on to be with our Lord and Savior on March 29, 2015. Former pastor at El Monte First Southern Baptist church and prior to that Licensed General Contractor in Orange County, CA. Served 5 years in U.S. Navy where he earned the China Service Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. Preceded in death are his loving wife Olga Adame, sister Rebecca Adame and brother Daniel Adame. He is survived by his children, Irene, Mary, John Jr, Diana, and Aaron. Surviving siblings include Martha Rodarte, Angie Reyes and Joe Adame. By second Marriage, he is also survived by former wife Mona Adame and his adopted children Rebecca and Jacob. He was blessed with 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Viewing and Memorial services will be conducted at Fairhaven Memorial Park and Cemetery, 1702 Fairhaven Ave, Santa Ana, CA. 714-633-1442. Call for dates and times or inquire at www.fairhavenmemorial.com
Barnes, William G.
William G. Barnes, 92, passed away in hospice in Atlanta on April 4, 2015, with immediate family nearby. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Nancy P. Barnes, and his daughters, Sarah B. Harris (Rem) of Cleveland, Ohio, and Rebecca A. Barnes (Clay Middleton) of Atlanta, Georgia, and grandchildren, Katie, Allie, Lindsey, Mara, and William. He is preceded in death by his parents, Kathryn and Heman Barnes, and sister, Vera Cornell.
Bill’s devoted friends and family will find it hard to fill the void left by one of the finest gentlemen they have known. A veteran of World War II, Bill joined his family in Washington, D.C., in 2011 to be honored through Honor Flight at the World War II memorial. As a young man, Bill accelerated his graduation from USC to enlist as an officer candidate in the United States Navy in 1944. He served as a Lieutenant Junior Grade on an LST in the South Pacific through the end of the war and was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1959. He commemorated his service with a trip to Indonesia in the early nineties to revisit landing sites.
While Bill continued to advance his knowledge base to become a well known and respected commercial real estate appraiser in the Bay Area, he was never far from planning his next visit to the high Sierras with good friends who shared his passion for fly fishing.
In lieu of donations, please remember this fine man in a good meal enjoyed with friends, a vintage Napa Cabernet, and the grace of a fisherman’s perfectly cast line. Truly of the Greatest Generation, Bill will be missed but always remembered and held in our hearts.
Memorial service with military honors to be held May 1, 2015, at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana, California.
Antonina Cuevas was born in Cerritos, San Luis Potosi, Mexico on May 10, 1943, which happens to be Mother's Day in Mexico. Although she was unable to conceive children of her own, she lovingly cared for and raised countless children both in Mexico and California. Her tenderness, patience, and unconditional love were only some of the many special qualities that illuminated her motherly presence. As faith would have it, she became my mother and I, Arlene Ortiz, became her daughter through the most unusual of circumstances, for which I feel blessed. Antonina and her husband, Francisco Tobias, left the only culture and way of living they knew in search of a brighter tomorrow in California. The transition was full of obstacles; however, my mother always preferred to focus on the positives and viewed each day as a blessing. Antonina worked numerous factory jobs where she made countless friends. In 2009, she was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. She confronted her illness with grace and humble strength that was admired by all who knew her until her final breath on April 22, 2014. She will be remembered by her mother, Francisca Lauriano; sisters, Maria Felix, Norberta, Elvira, Consuelo, and Martha Cuevas Lauriano; brothers, Salvador, Roque, and Ceferino Cuevas Lauriano; daughter, Arlene Ortiz; nieces, Rosa Casey and Celia Holsted; nephews, Ramiro and David Ortiz; appointed grandchildren, Leesa Castillo, Josiah Ortiz, Noah Ortiz, Alyssa Holsted, and Daniel Holsted; and family and friends
Lorenza (Alejandra) M. Felix of Santa Ana, Passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015. She was a Loving Mother, Aunt, & Grandmother to her Loving Family. A Visitation and Service will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 4pm-8pm and 9:30am on Friday, April 24, 2015 at Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary. Alejandra was from Clint, Texas till she moved to Santa Ana, California in the Summer of 1972. Alejandra was an Outspoken Woman. But, She'll Be Remembered Fondly For Her Quirky Laughter and Her Off-Beat Sense Of Humor. She Will Be Missed.
Steve Igoe, age 68, of Villa Park, passed away suddenly Sunday, April 19th. Steve will be greatly missed by his wife Lynn; mother Wilma; daughter Cheryl and son-in-law Randy; son Brian and daughter-in-law JoAnn; and 4 grandchildren Ashley, Kyle, Samantha, and Madilyn. The Memorial service will be held at Fairhaven Memorial Park in the Waverly Chapel on Monday, April 27th at 12pm. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you please make a donation to the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation – Cancer Center, 714-347-7900 or 1100 W. Stewart Drive, Orange CA 92868.
Aurelio G. Lucio "Curly"86 of Santa Ana, passed away Sunday April 19th.
He will be remembered as a loving, kind, selfless husband, father, grandfather , brother and uncle.
Committed to his customers at Norris Market for over 30 years.
Survived by his daughter Anna Newell; son in law, Patrick Newell; son, Ruben; granddaughters, Krystina, Sara, Marissa Lucio; sister, Rachel Pinedo, his extended family and numerous friends.
Chuck Price was born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1947 and his father moved him and his younger brother to California in 1961. He married Marty, his high school sweetheart, on July on 29, 1966 and together they raised two daughters, Jennifer and Catherine. Chuck served as a medic in Vietnam, and was a Harley-Davidson mechanic for 30 years. He died of cancer on April 13, 2015 surrounded by his family in the Santa Ana home where he and Marty lived for 43 years. Throughout his suffering, he maintained his love for his Lord and his strong faith in the salvation from sin and eternal life that Jesus offers us all.
Chuck will be interred at Riverside National Cemetery, and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 1pm at Woodbridge Community Church, Irvine, California.
Michael Francis Quinn, 60, of San Clemente, CA passed away suddenly from a brief illness on Saturday April 11th. He was surrounded by family and friends.
Michael is survived by his wife of 31 years, Cynthia, his daughters Jennifer and Shelley, his son Brian, daughter in law Tiffany, granddaughters Addison Audrey and Makenna Elizabeth, as well as his father John, and all of his brothers and sisters.
Michael, born in Fall River, MA, was a devoted New England sports fan. He was a jack of all trades: an intelligent computer programmer, stock trader, business owner and consultant. Michael enjoyed renovating and woodworking, and remodeled his family home in Taunton, MA before moving his family to San Clemente, CA and remodeling the home there as well.
Michael was always laughing and joking, he was stubbornly opinionated, and he was most of all, passionate about his family and was fiercely loyal to friends. He made friends quickly and was first to offer a helping hand when needed, whether it be watching a neighbors' children, helping out with house projects, or an ear to listen.
We would like to thank all of the hospital staff at San Clemente Hospital and UCI Medical Center for their efforts with Michael's illness, and helping him to the best of their ability. Their kindness throughout this hard time was greatly appreciated.
The memorial service for Michael will be held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Taunton, MA on April 27th, 2015 at 1 pm.
Christopher C Romero went to be with our Lord on Good Friday, April 3, 2015 and passed away peacefully at home. Born June 3, 1920 in Orange, CA and resided in Santa Ana. He served in the US Army paratrooper, was a roofer, business agent and president of the roofers union. He enjoyed gardening, cooking, curing olives, trips to Yosemite, coin and stamp collecting, watching baseball, and attending Pow Wows. He was proud of his Native American-Chumash heritage.
He leaves his wife of 67 years, Lily and 11 children: Christopher Alexander (Big Boy), Mary Elizabeth (Lizzy), Roy, Christopher Jr, Glenn, Gordon, Dalilah, Stanley, Beverly, Caroline (Carrie), Paul and 32 Grandchildren, 65 Great Grandchildren, 2 Great Great Grandchildren, and 2 sisters: Virginia and Josie
We will miss him and reunite with him in heaven.
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.” John 14:1-4
Patricia J. Snyder 1933-2015
JoEllen as she was known to her many friends was born in Rockford, Illinois in 1933 to Clarence and Gertrude Anderson, and baptized into the Lutheran faith at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. She grew up there, enjoying school, friends, and her pet dog Elmer.
She went to Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois in 1950, where she met my Dad, Bill Snyder. They got married in June, 1952, and were married for 61 years.
They lived in Chicago, where their widening circle of friends were often other classic car collectors from the Classic Car Club of America, Packard Club, or the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg club. They participated in the first years of the new and growing car collecting hobby, going to many car shows and tours and events.
She was an extremely talented Jeweler, goldsmith, and lapidary enthusiast. She learned her skills at the Chicago Lincoln Park Lapidary shop, run by a professional jeweler and rock smith. Although she was known for her gold jewelry, some of her best work was done with rock slabs – unusual pieces of rock, like Agate or Chalcedony, sawn into slabs and polished to a brilliant, glass smooth surface. Her masterpiece was a table – done in an oval sunburst pattern, with alternating opaque and translucent rocks, and illuminated from underneath so the table glowed with the sunburst pattern, each stone fitted exactly to its neighbor.
After the family moved to California in the 1970’s, she made Jewelry her business, and enjoyed creating it, and hearing the appreciation from the people who loved to wear it. She discovered new interests in collecting – Perfume bottles and antiques. She always had an eye for the best, highest quality pieces, and she always made new friends in collecting circles. She had a way of making people at ease and comfortable, often to the point that people would share their life stories with her!
She was a wonderful Mother, taking care of her son and guiding him through school and Cub scouts where she was a den mother. When she asked the scouts why there wasn’t a cub den locally in Yorba Linda, they told her they didn’t have anyone to be a den mother, so she stepped right up and took the job!
When her granddaughters were born, she took a great interest in them, helping with babysitting and taking them to interesting places – she even took them on a Helicopter trip to Catalina!
She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and her loss will always be felt by her family and her many friends.
Ardell Squires of Santa Ana, CA, passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Monday, April 13, 2015 at the age of 93. She was born on September 27, 1921 to Henry and Anna Backer in Crandon, South Dakota and was the youngest of ten siblings.
She met her future husband, Harold Squires, at a party in South Dakota on New Year’s Eve, 1941. Less than a month and half later, on February 12, 1942, they married. They were living in South Dakota when she gave birth to her first daughter, Beverly.
Shortly after moving from South Dakota, they settled in Santa Ana, CA where she would give birth to her other daughter, Rose. And it was in Santa Ana where they resided for the next 62 years. They traveled extensively throughout their later years, everywhere from Japan to Australia, all over Europe and Asia. Besides travel, Ardell loved to crochet and sew quilts for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also loved to bake bread and cookies and other yummy treats. And you would never see her without her beloved crossword puzzles and word jumbles.
In November 2004, she lost her daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Vabano Rios. Then, in February 2008, she lost her husband of 66 years, Harold. She continued to live out her remaining years in Santa Ana, near her immediate family.
She is survived by her daughter Rose Smith (Larry), granddaughters Veronica Howard (James), Carol Rios and Maria Rothenberger (Michael), grandsons Danny Rios and Charles Rios (Andrew Goebel), and four great-granddaughters, Julia Walsh, Amanda and Kayla Howard, and Hannah Rothenberger
Zickman, John A.
JOHN ARTHUR ZICKMAN
John A. Zickman was born on January 7, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois. As a young adult he served in the United States Marines and later worked for the Railroad Company. He moved to California where he began his 35+ year career in the pharmaceutical industry and later met his wife Loan, where they raised their family in Anaheim Hills, CA.
John was a devoted baseball fan who watched every Angel game (and also routed on his home team, the Cubs). John could sit and talk baseball with anyone, all day. He volunteered his time serving District 31 Little League Umpires, Anaheim Hills, where his youngest son, David played and later umpired with him. John often came home from work with silly jokes he would read to his children (only he found them funny ).
John was the most honest, no-nonsense man who carried himself with the highest degree of integrity and pride. He enjoyed having his family over for pool parties and BBQs and loved spending time with his grandchildren. He had special memories with each grandchild from feeding the dogs, teaching them about baseball, and cleaning the pool. John always walked his kids to the door, watched them get into their car and said, “take it easy” and “drive safe”; without fail, the grandkids were left with a “Behave.”
John was preceded in death by his precious son, David Zickman, whom he has now joyfully reunited with. He is survived by his wife, Loan Zickman, eight children: Hang, Loan, Vin, Nga, Nguyet, Linda, Mary, and Susan; 22 grandchildren; and his brother Art and sister Elaine.
John’s humor, love, and sense of calm will be missed.