El Camino Memorial - Sorrento Valley and El Camino Memorial Park

El Camino Memorial, a leader in funeral services in San Diego County, includes six mortuaries, two cemeteries and a crematory. Because the staff understands that each family is unique and has its own story, El Camino is able to provide families with the highest level of personalized service. This is why thousands of area families have chosen El Camino during their times of need.

El Camino Memorial, Imperial Avenue Chapel/Mausoleum, located on Imperial Avenue at 40th Street in San Diego, has served the area as a mausoleum, mortuary and crematory for more than 70 years. The mausoleum has one of the largest private art collections in California and contains more than 500 classic pieces of marble and bronze statuary, antique furnishings and etchings.

At El Camino, families can relax and make choices in a comfortable, no-pressure atmosphere. The funeral arrangers leave nothing to chance; they cover all details to make sure that families receive the highest quality of service.

El Camino Memorial Park has found a new and inventive way to better cater to families and their evolving perceptions of funeral services. Owning one of only 12 specially produced Harley Davidson coaches, custom built and equipped for funeral services, El Camino Memorial is providing its families with fresh ideas and innovative ways to ensure individuals receive a personalized tribute and loved ones have strong personal memories to carry into the future. Friends and fellow riders can join their loved one on their final ride in the funeral procession. The coaches can transport both standard and oversized caskets and are also equipped to safely transport urns for cremation ceremonies.


Our Obituaries

Beverly Oats ROUGAS

February 20, 1924 - January 28, 2018


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Raymond Joseph Rawlins

January 1, 1952 - January 28, 2018


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Felicidad Botacion Rubic

April 23, 1924 - January 26, 2018


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Ronghua Li

September 15, 1933 - January 25, 2018


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Laura Carthage Pratt

October 14, 1964 - January 25, 2018


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Merle Jean Carrilho

July 21, 1922 - January 25, 2018


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Helen Lillian De Long

August 5, 1920 - January 23, 2018


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Sam Mellos

October 27, 1939 - January 23, 2018

Sam Mellos passed away on January 23, 2018, at Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, California. He was 78 years old. Sam was the father to Kathryn Mellos Mahoney and Chris Sam Mellos, and husband to Ana Mellos, with whom they shared three years together. Born in Kapsia, Greece, he was the son of Nickoloas and Akatereni [Armonis] Mellos. He was the second oldest of four boys. He immigrated to the U...
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Elinor Willett Mann

November 19, 1941 - January 20, 2018


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Lien TRAN

May 23, 1922 - January 20, 2018


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Florentina Ortiz Cruz

October 16, 1936 - January 19, 2018


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Li E. Chen

October 19, 1929 - January 19, 2018


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David Bryan Uren

July 20, 1937 - January 19, 2018


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Thuy Quan Le

October 24, 1927 - January 19, 2018

Born in a small town of Da Nang, part of central Vietnam, on October 24, 1927, Thuy Q. Le began hisjourney of his great long life. He is the oldest Son of Mr. & Mrs. Thuc Le and Ky-Duyen T. To; he has totalof 10 siblings; some are here in United States and some are still back home, Vietnam.When he was young, with all the financial difficulties in the family and lots of barriers through his...
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Leon Marcos Halac

October 26, 1933 - January 19, 2018


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Joanne Farrell

October 28, 1956 - January 18, 2018


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Bruce William Parrish

April 24, 1934 - January 18, 2018


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Chao Wang

April 5, 1921 - January 18, 2018


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Frank Winfield Scott

September 2, 1923 - January 18, 2018


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Robert J. Santella

December 4, 1943 - January 17, 2018


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Ying Yin Ng

April 9, 1950 - January 16, 2018


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Tuong Trong Luu

March 9, 1935 - January 16, 2018


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Frank Domenic Polito

March 8, 1960 - January 15, 2018

Francesco ("Frank") Domenic Polito passed away suddenly on January 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. He was predeceased by his father, Natale Polito, and brother, Rocco Polito. He is survived by his mother, Lucia Polito, siblings, Maria D. Montana (John), Teresa A. Sullivan, (Donald) and Nat N. Polito (Melissa), and nieces and nephews. Frank was born and raised with his four siblings in...
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Isaak Kopchinsky

May 26, 1950 - January 14, 2018


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Ri Thi Tran

January 12, 1933 - January 14, 2018


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Teresa Marnell

November 12, 1946 - January 13, 2018


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Thai Dinh Doan

May 28, 1933 - January 13, 2018


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Jane Ann Baumgarten

October 9, 1939 - January 12, 2018

Jane Ann Ramsey Baumgarten Date of Birth October 9, 1939 Willliams, Oklahoma Was called to join the Lord in heaven, January 12, 2018 Rancho Bernardo, California Jane was a lifelong resident of San Diego Survived by: Husband - Robert Baumgarten Children - Karri Tuyls and Kelly (Norm) Marks Grandchildren : Dominic and Michelle Spani, Kim Marks, Scott Marks Siblings - Billie Brumbelow (Jerry...
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William Dean Olson

September 15, 1925 - January 11, 2018


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Kitty Fronek

March 23, 1925 - January 11, 2018

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Sean Gregory Knierim

July 29, 1965 - January 11, 2018

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Mary Kathryn Feeley

November 6, 1939 - January 10, 2018


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Luis Abia Pua

June 20, 1938 - January 9, 2018

Luis Abia Pua (1938-2018) LUIS ABIA PUA June 20,1938-January 9, 2018 SAN DIEGO – With great sadness, the family of Luis Abia Pua announces his passing on January 9, 2018. He was born on June 20, 1938 in Panaon Quezon, Philippines to Juana Abia and Francisco Pua, and is one of 11 children. Luis is survived by his wife of 60 years, Violeta Pua. He leaves behind his 6 children, Teddy, Ferdie...
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Mary J. Ciesielski

April 27, 1921 - January 9, 2018

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Edward Allen Swain

July 13, 1928 - January 9, 2018

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Luis Abia Pua

June 20, 1938 - January 9, 2018

Luis Abia Pua (1938-2018) LUIS ABIA PUA June 20,1938-January 9, 2018 SAN DIEGO – With great sadness, the family of Luis Abia Pua announces his passing on January 9, 2018. He was born on June 20, 1938 in Panaon Quezon, Philippines to Juana Abia and Francisco Pua, and is one of 11 children. Luis is survived by his wife of 60 years, Violeta Pua. He leaves behind his 6 children, Teddy, Ferdie...
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Mary Ann Suchy

December 23, 1930 - January 8, 2018

Mary Ann Suchy, née Buck, passed away on Jan. 8, 2018. A longtime resident of Coronado, Mary Ann was born in 1930 in Newman Grove, Nebraska. She attended the University of Nebraska where she earned a degree in home economics and journalism and was a member of Chi Omega sorority. She remained a lifelong Cornhusker football fan. After college she taught home economics in Plainview and Ord,...
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Alexander Munoz

January 18, 1955 - January 8, 2018

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Linda Nell Bunch

August 20, 1937 - January 6, 2018

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Phyllis Jane Miller

February 21, 1943 - January 6, 2018

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Velma Jean Sutton

October 25, 1925 - January 5, 2018

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Warren Barrett Penland

May 6, 1925 - January 4, 2018


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Reynaldo Fernando Gonzales

July 11, 1939 - January 4, 2018


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Robert James Bodine

September 13, 1935 - January 4, 2018

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Buck Perigo

June 1, 1926 - January 4, 2018

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Gladys L. BALDUS

January 4, 1915 - January 4, 2018

Gladys L. BaldusJanuary 4, 1915 – January 4, 2018 Gladys was born in Chicago, Illinois to Louise and Thomas Green. The middle child of three children, brother, Marshall and sister, Vivian. As a young woman, she became a supervisor at Mars Candy Company where she met her future husband, Ivan, and married in 1943. They never had any children but had 10 nieces and nephews, 8 that are still...
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Buck Perigo

June 1, 1926 - January 4, 2018

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Irma Loretta Rast

December 1, 1918 - January 4, 2018

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Warren Barrett Penland

May 6, 1925 - January 4, 2018

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LaVerne Gale Myers

August 9, 1919 - January 2, 2018

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Victoria Laura Bautista

July 28, 1945 - January 2, 2018

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Joyce Evelyn Bitner

October 17, 1921 - January 1, 2018


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Joyce Evelyn Clements

October 17, 1921 - January 1, 2018

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Debra Cathleen Rogers-Cademy

November 20, 1956 - January 1, 2018

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Debra Cathleen Rogers-Cademy

November 20, 1956 - January 1, 2018

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William Charles Slattery

November 4, 1926 - January 1, 2018

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Jerry Aldridge

February 28, 1938 - January 1, 2018

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Mary Willene Fox

June 15, 1922 - December 31, 2017

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Inez -. Coffman

October 29, 1946 - December 31, 2017

Inez Coffman October 1946 - December 31, 2017 Chula Vista Inez Coffman of Chula Vista died peacefully in her home on Sunday, December 31, 2017. She was 71 years old. Inez was born and raised in San Diego. She was an accomplished artist who was truly an expert with all mediums. Her professional career began in the early 1960's painting windows for various holidays. She remained very busy in...
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Octavius V. Cerillo

October 30, 1964 - December 30, 2017

Born on October 30, 1964 on the island of Taipei, Taiwan, Octavius Villareal Cerillo, named after the adopted son of Julius Caesar and beloved son of Rafael Panga Cerillo and Teresita Villareal Cerillo, passed away on December 30, 2017 at the age of 53. Octavius was a member of a naval military family that took up residence in San Francisco, Long Beach, and later Cerritos, California (CA)....
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Doris Luella Bieber

February 9, 1925 - December 29, 2017

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Aurora C. Agoncillo

January 16, 1934 - December 29, 2017

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Mary Louise Flatt

February 23, 1922 - December 29, 2017

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Janell Robinson JOHNS

January 1, 1936 - December 28, 2017

Janell Johns January 1, 1936 – December 28, 2017A beloved wife, mother, and grandmother has passed peacefully after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s and cancer. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, January 6th, at the LDS Del Mar Stake Center, 12701 Torrey Bluff Drive, San Diego, California.Born in Thatcher, Arizona, to Irwin and Louie Robinson, her greatest...
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Eleuterio Taaca

May 26, 1923 - December 27, 2017

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Robert E. Curtis

October 24, 1932 - December 27, 2017

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Jose Herrera Pantua

September 17, 1940 - December 27, 2017

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Georganne Paukovec

September 28, 1943 - December 26, 2017

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Esperanza F. Pagdanganan

August 1, 1929 - December 25, 2017

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Ernest William Odlum

May 7, 1926 - December 25, 2017

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Mohammad Massoud

March 21, 1928 - December 25, 2017

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Kenneth Dee Tollefson

May 28, 1939 - December 25, 2017

Col. Kenneth (Ken) D. Tollefson, USAF, retired, passed away December 25, 2017, at his home, in the presence of his loving family and beloved dog, Kiwi, in San Diego, California. Ken was born in Montello, Nevada on May 28,1939, a member of a pioneering ranching family. His family later moved to Sparks, Nevada where he graduated from Sparks High School and the University of Nevada. He later...
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Manuela Nava

January 20, 1920 - December 24, 2017


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Mildred Irene Costello

September 14, 1919 - December 24, 2017

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Terry Jonathan Cloyd

August 1, 1947 - December 24, 2017

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Keith Keith Brown

December 11, 1950 - December 24, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Donald "Keith" Brown announces his passing after a 10-year battle with cancer. Keith died at his home on Sunday, December 24, 2017 at the age of 67 with his wife and son by his side.Keith Brown was born on December 11, 1950 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to his parents Elizabeth and Bouton Brown. His father passed away when Keith was 16-years-old. At 18,...
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Donald Arlin Jackson

February 5, 1939 - December 24, 2017

Donald Jackson was born in Waterloo, Iowa on February 5, 1939 to Virgil and Gwendolyn Jackson. In 1965 he moved to San Diego to pursue a Master’s in Education from SDSU. He taught high school math, computers, and coached tennis at La Jolla High School for over 30 years. Don had a joyful, witty, and kind spirit. He loved his faith, family, camping, playing tennis, and riding his bicycle. Don...
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Nona Elizabeth Atkins

February 5, 1927 - December 23, 2017

Nona Atkins went home to be with the LORD , December 23, 2017. She had a Spirit for life that was incomparable and was loved by everyone that knew her .She is survived by her daughter Vicki Ruiz & husband Ron ,son Stephen Blake and wife Gloria , grandchildren Fauna Randolph and husband Bill, Michael Ruiz and wife Gloria and Robin Blake, great grandchildren Anthony, Cody and Tiffani Randolph,...
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Ruben C. LEGASPI

January 8, 1950 - December 23, 2017

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Guadalupe Tovar Fiol

April 21, 1925 - December 23, 2017

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Zenaida Florita Macadaan

October 3, 1941 - December 21, 2017

Zenaida Florita Macadaan, 76, passed away in her beloved’s arms surrounded by her loving daughters and grandchildren on the morning of Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 3:15 a.m. at her home in Mira Mesa, CA. She previously lived in Poway for over 40 years where she raised her five distinctively different and beautiful daughters. Guided by Seasons Hospice; comforted and cared for by her...
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Terry Sue Driscoll

August 7, 1946 - December 20, 2017

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Rudy R. Fillet

June 1, 1929 - December 20, 2017

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Nelda Fredeluces Ebba

December 8, 1954 - December 20, 2017

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Sarah Katson

August 28, 1930 - December 19, 2017

Mrs. Sarah Privateer Katson, 87, passed away on December 19, 2017. Mrs. Katson was born on August 28, 1930 in Fredonia, New York. The daughter of Vincenzo (James) and Rosaria (Sarah) Privitera from Valledolmo, Sicily, they lived at 29 Moore Avenue with her 9 older siblings. Mrs. Katson, who showed a talent at drawing, moved to Washington D.C. in the 1950s to seek a better opportunity, get married...
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Shirley Jean Skillen

January 14, 1938 - December 18, 2017

Shirley Tennant Fulbright Skillen1/14/38-12/18/17Shirley was born in Bowman, North Dakota to Jennie Fae Corneil and Alfred Abraham Tennant, who was employed on his father Abe's sheep and cattle ranch. Shirley lived there from 1938-1943 until her parents separated. Her brother Alfred Tennant stayed on the ranch with his father and Shirley went with her mother...From 1943-1946- at the...
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Shirley Mae McDermott

July 5, 1935 - December 18, 2017

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Roman D. Macabulos

March 25, 1973 - December 17, 2017

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Amy Ann Fox-Karabel

May 20, 1935 - December 16, 2017

Amy Fox-Karabel ObituaryAmy Fox-Karabel passed away peacefully at the age of 82. She was surrounded by her family and lots of love. Amy was a beloved mother and grandmother. She is survived by her three children; daughter Marcy and son-in-law Tom, sons Mike and Jay, and three grandchildren Christopher, Nicholas, and Eliannah.Amy grew up in New York. She pursued a major in journalism while in...
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Barbara Sarra Katherine Noonan

July 9, 1953 - December 16, 2017

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Thomas Harris Ault

September 22, 1945 - December 15, 2017

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Jeffrey Scott Ritchie

January 28, 1954 - December 15, 2017

Jeffrey "Jeff" Scott RitchieIt is with great sadness that the family of Jeffrey "Jeff" Scott Ritchie announces his passing on December 15, 2017 at the age of 63. Jeff was a community leader and loving Son, Father, Brother and Grandfather. He was born January 28, 1954 in Pasadena, California, son of Kenneth and Ann Ritchie and was raised in Encinitas, California. After graduating from San Dieguito...
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John E. Hoaglin

July 3, 1926 - December 15, 2017

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Bessie Irene Bonner

April 7, 1925 - December 14, 2017

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Que Dao

March 23, 1929 - December 14, 2017

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Annie Dahilig Duenas

July 22, 1951 - December 13, 2017

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George Dimitrios Koulaxes

March 4, 1928 - December 12, 2017

George Dimitrios Koulaxes March 4, 1928 - December 12, 2017 San Diego George Dimitrios Koulaxes passed away peacefully in his home in Del Mar, California, surrounded by his loving family. He was a man of many interests, but held a singular, lifelong passion. That passion was his reverence for Hellenism as the basis of Western civilization; the formula for individual exceptionalism; and the direct...
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John Edward Clancy

November 9, 1925 - December 12, 2017

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Larry Albert Boyer

May 7, 1937 - December 11, 2017

In loving memory of Mr. Larry Albert Boyer (May 7, 1937 – December 11, 2017)Larry Albert Boyer was born on his family farm in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, the third child of four, and the only son. Growing up, he had many responsibilities that helped to develop his character and integrity. From helping raise chickens and turkeys, to driving his dad’s mail truck in the early hours...
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