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 […]

Alice I. Ebker, 85

Alice I. Ebker, 85, passed away on Jan. 17, 2005. She was born in Oklahoma in 1919. A former resident of Escondido, CA, she lived in Fallbrook, CA, for six years. Ms. Ebker retired after working as a bus driver for 25 years with Bay Area Transit District, San Francisco, CA, and North County Transit […]

Robert Paul High, 84

Robert Paul High, 84, passed away on January 10, 2005, at his residence due to pancreatic cancer. Mr. High was born on August 30, 1920, in Texas, but his parents established a homestead in Eagle County, CO, and this is where he grew up. Mr. High was a resident of Fallbrook, CA, for 20 years. […]

Philip John Dooley, 76

Philip John Dooley, 76, retired United States Marine Corps Colonel, died January 5, 2005, at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, VA, while vacationing with his family. Colonel Dooley was born and raised in Worcester, MA. He was predeceased by his father Philip E. Dooley, mother Mary Healy Dooley and stepmother Elizabeth Griswold Dooley. He […]

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 […]

Marguerite Marie Gonzales, 76

Marguerite Marie Gonzales, 76, passed away on January 25, 2005. She was born on December 21, 1928 in Los Angeles, CA. Mrs. Gonzales was a resident of Fallbrook, CA for 2 years. Mrs. Gonzales was a member of the Catholic Church, swim club, she rode motocycles and race cars, she was a jokester. Mrs. Gonzales […]

Mrs. Michiko Reed, 74

Mrs. Michiko Reed, 74, passed away on January 20, 2005. Mrs. Reed was born on October 1, 1930, in Kagoshima, Japan. She was a Fallbrook, CA, resident for 46 years. Mrs. Reed was preceded in death by her first husband, Roger D. Putnam, in 1969; her grandson, Michael A. Palculich, in 1991; and her brother, […]