Jody Black, 50, a long-time resident of Mission Viejo, CA passed away on January 30, 2015 at Mission Hospital. A devoted mom and wife, she is survived by her husband Todd and daughters Avery and Kirby. Jody earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from California State University Fullerton. She was a passionate educator and the loyalist of friends. Jody is also survived by her parents, three sisters, and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Jody’s life will be held in the Mission Viejo Christian Church, 27192 Jeronimo Road, M.V, 92692 this Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 4pm. In lieu of flowers Jody's family is asking that donations be made to:
ALS Association of Orange County
3002 Dow Ave
Tustin, California 92780
Carl Cary (93) passed away quietly in his sleep on February 18th, 2015. He was born in Springfield, Ill in 1921 and he proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Carl married the Love of his life, Velma in 1943 and they lived happily together for 60 years before her death in 2004. They have 5 children and moved to Garden Grove, California in 1964. Carl was an electrician and retired at the age of 65. He enjoyed camping, fishing, traveling in his motorhome, taking his pontoon out on the water, and in the most recent years riding his scooter to visit his neighborhood. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family...his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and his great great grandchildren. He loved little kids and stopped to talk with all of them. He is loved deeply and will be dearly missed and remembered always. <3
DUERR, George Fred
July 15, 1927 – February 15, 2015
Went home to be with his Lord,
whom he served with his life as
beloved husband of Joyce, beloved
father to John, Matthew, Philip, and
Elizabeth; grandfather of eleven,
and uncle. Pastor Duerr served
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in
Downey from 1953 until 1972 and
Grace Lutheran Church in Bishop from
1973 until 1992. In retirement, Pastor
Duerr enjoyed gardening, hiking, being
with his family and supply preaching.
Funeral services were held at Good
Shepherd where memorial may be
sent for the church restoration fund.
Maurice Shafik Ghattas died bravely in the arms of his loving wife, Katy Ghattas on February 5, 2015 in Fountain Valley, CA.
He was born on July 19, 1943, in Cairo, Egypt to Shafik and Widad Ghattas. Raised in Sudan, Maurice was the second of six children. After earning his Medical degree from the Asyut University in Egypt, he moved to Sudan for his residency where he met his future wife, Katy Maistros. They were married in 1974 and together they emigrated from Sudan to California where he passed the medical boards and began practicing medicine in Orange County.
Maurice was a spirited, loving, and honest doctor who treated his patients with integrity and as family members. He was generous with his time and his resources practicing “old school” medicine to make sure his patients got the best care. His colleagues at hospitals and his patients all speak to his kindness, tenderness and sometimes tough love (even at high volumes).
His passion, generosity, and big personality are his legacy following him in every relationship he had. He always lived big and so there is a hole in our hearts and on this earth left by his absence. His heart was big, as was his contribution to all those who loved and knew him. Maurice is survived by his wife, Katy, also by his two children, Tina Loza and Mark Ghattas, and his three grandchildren, Lukas, Jonah and Jude Loza. He is also survived by his brothers Adel, Amgad and Hani Ghattas. He will be missed dearly and Earth’s loss is Heaven’s gain as we fully expect him to continue doing things “his way”, perhaps with some deference to the Holy Trinity and the heavenly host
Beverly Lois Irvine, age 85
, died peacefully on February 19, 2015 surrounded by her loved ones. Beverly was born on January 2, 1930 in Staten Island, New York, the daughter of Orville H. Merrell and Pauline M. Braendly.
Beverly worked as a telephone operator until she met the love of her life, George Henry Irvine. George and Beverly were married on April 12, 1952. Family and friends were Beverly’s passion. She and George spent every summer on Long Beach Island, New Jersey were they gathered an assortment of memories. Sadly, George preceded her in death in 1993, after 41 years of marriage.
Beverly thoroughly enjoyed reading, movies, and gardening. She had roses in every garden she planted. She was the surviving matriarch of the family, and the go-to person if you had a problem, affectionately known as “Aunt Bev” to all whether they were related or not. Beverly always listened with an open heart, offering unconditional support.
Beverly is survived by her 3 children, daughters Diane of Pennsylvania, Debra of Laguna Hills, and son George of Fullerton; 4 grandchildren Spencer, Elizabeth, Christopher, and Matthew, and many nieces and nephews, as well as her beloved dog “Katie”.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to some of Beverly’s favorite charities, The Red Cross, or the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).
Payan, Verda Pauline
VERDA PAULINE PAYAN, 91
Verda Pauline McKenzie Payan “Pauline” passed away peacefully in Anaheim, California, surrounded by family, on February 14, 2015 at the age of 91.
Pauline was born in Arkansas to Alexander and Ola McKenzie on March 2, 1923. She was the fifth of eight children. The family moved to Bakersfield, California, in 1937 and she graduated from Kern County Joint Union High School in 1941. She married Virgil Payan in 1952. She dazzled her employers with her typing skills and had worked at banks, law firms and ultimately the County of Orange where she retired in 1985. She loved God and her family.
Pauline is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; five sisters Ethel McKenzie, Estchel Brock, Nova McKenzie, Cora Peeples and Lorraine McKenzie; one brother William McKenzie; and two step-children Maurice Payan and Charlotte Clark.
Pauline is survived by her sister Frances Weissmann; daughter Denise Bates; step-daughter Helen Wilson; 17 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; 72 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Condolences may be left in Pauline’s online guestbook at www.fairhavenmemorial.com.
On February 19, 2015, Mary Kathleen Viscounty left this earth to be forever cherished with our loving Father in Heaven. Mary is survived by her husband of 22 years, David Viscounty and her son, Nicholas Viscounty, 19 years old. Mary’s love for her husband and son were first and foremost the joy of her life. Mary also has seven siblings and their families with whom she has also left behind. That is her immediate family, but Mary is survived by a family of hundreds. Hundreds of people of whom she has touched so deeply that an ocean of tears will be wept in her passing. This women, wife, mom, daughter, sister and friend had a quality of strength, yet genteel manner that was unmistakably present. Mary’s passion for life was infectious. Her amazing smile and quick wit could bring happiness and warmth into any situation And yet, with all that she had to battle in her life time, Mary had a never ending love for us all. Thank you Mary, for your gift, we love you.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that a donation in any amount be made to the following organization. They feel that this would bring help and awareness to this devastating disease. WWW.PHAssociation.org.
Thank you all.