Mr. Laurence Duffy Thornburgh, 83

Mr. Laurence Duffy Thornburgh, 83, passed away on February 2, 2005. He was born on May 7, 1921, in Pasadena, CA. He was a resident of Fallbrook, CA, for 20 years. Mr. Thornburgh retired from the Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Social Services in 1980. He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Seminary, […]

Thomas S. Loeber, 82,

Thomas S. Loeber, 82, who resided in Rancho Bernardo from 1981 to 1998, died in Fallbrook on January 7 of brain cancer. Mr. Loeber and his wife Rachelle were deacons at Fallbrook Presbyterian Church and among their many activities they tutored youngsters in the Los Amigos after-school program. In the last two years before his […]

Dustin Micah “Dusty” Garcia, 22,

Dustin Micah “Dusty” Garcia, 22, born April 16, 1982, passed away January 27, 2005. A longtime resident of Fallbrook, CA, where he lived with his father and stepmother, Gary and Kimber Garcia, he also resided with his mother and stepfather, Shelley and John Kibby, in Idyllwild, CA. “Not only was he the best brother anyone […]

Roy C. Vick, 84

Roy C. Vick, 84, of Hemet, CA, passed away January 24, 2005, at the Hemet Valley Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at the Hemet Valley Mortuary on Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at 2 p.m. Private family interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, CA. Mr. Vick was born July 26, 1920, […]

Elizabeth C. Gaddie, 67,

Elizabeth C. Gaddie, 67, passed away on January 26, 2005. She was born on August 20, 1937, in Detroit, MI. She was a resident of Fallbrook, CA, for 18 years. Mrs. Gaddie retired after working as a secretary for 50 years and worked for the Fallbrook School Dist., and earlier for Walled Lake, Michigan School […]

In memoriam : Farewell to a comrade

A 26-year career US Marine and “Salt of the Old Corps,”a Veteran of Foreign Wars, an American Legionaire, Sheriff’s Senior Volunteer Patrolman and commendable citizen of the Friendly Village of Fallbrook, California. These are the credentials of a very special grandfather, father, brother and widower who was recently called home by God the Father on […]

John J. L. Ryan, 90

John J. L. Ryan, 90, of San Diego died on Saturday, January 29, after a long battle with prostate cancer. Born in Waukenabo Township, Minn., on June 17, 1914, John was one of 15 children who grew up on a farm in Aikin. He was the last of his siblings to pass. John was also […]

Mr. Odell H. “Smitty” Smith, 83

Mr. Odell H. “Smitty” Smith, 83, passed away on January 22, 2005. He was born on November 6, 1921, in Butler, TX. He resided in Fallbrook, CA, for 50 years. Mr. Smith retired from the US Marine Corps, owned an air conditioning and refrigeration business for 15 years and Vista Pipes and Tobacco for eight […]

Mary ‘Betty’ Loeffler, 89

Mary ‘Betty’ Loeffler, 89, passed away on Jan. 14, 2005. She was born in Wash, PA, in 1915. She lived in Fallbrook, CA, for the last nine months. Mrs. Loeffler had resided in Hawthorne, CA, for 40 years. Mrs. Loeffler contributed to the WWII effort by working as a ship welder. She also worked in […]

Kenneth Henry Oswald, 99

Kenneth Henry Oswald, 99, passed away at the California Special Care Center in La Mesa, CA, on Jan. 20, 2005. He was born in Pennyan, NY, in 1905. A resident of Fallbrook, CA, for 76 years, he lived in Spring Valley, CA, for the last eight years. Mr. Oswald returned after working as a truck […]