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David Linton, master of watercolor and pastel
David Linton passed away unexpectedly Jan. 30, 2015, in San Diego. David and his wife, Carol, have been Ocean Beach residents for many years. David was very engaged in the Ocean Beach and Point Lom...
Feb 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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James Mallon, Pacific Beach dentist for 35 years
James Mallon, DDS, age 84, Alpine, Calif., passed away at home Monday, Jan. 27, after a long, courageous battle against mesothelioma. Jim is survived by his wife, Pat, and children Susan, Jeffrey, ...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ronald Nech, 69, former Newport Hotel manager
Ronald Nech, longtime resident of Ocean Beach, rock tour staple and former manager of the Newport Hotel, died Jan. 8 of heart failure. He was 69. Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Nech and his wife...
Jan 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Adele Shank, UCSD playwright program founder, dies at 74
Adele Edling Shank, who developed and led UCSD's playwriting program, died Nov. 27 in San Diego. She was 74. Pioneer of a writing style called hyperrealism, Shank joined the UCSD faculty in 1981 as...
Dec 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ch. 8's Larry Himmel, former Comedy Store stand-up performer, dies at 68
Larry Himmel, longtime journalist for KMFB-TV/Ch. 8 in San Diego and a former stand-up comic at La Jolla's Comedy Store, has died of cancer, the television station announced during its 11 p.m. news...
Nov 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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James Fielding Vaughan, aka ‘Von Ton the Atom Bomb’ of Pacific Beach, 85
James “Jim” Fielding Vaughan, 85, of Pacific Beach, passed away at home on Sept. 12. A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10 at Mission Point Park.   “Von Ton the Atom Bomb”...
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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James Freeman Gilbert, Scripps geophysics researcher, 83
James Freeman Gilbert, Scripps geophysics researcher, 83 James Freeman Gilbert, a renowned professor emeritus of geophysics in the Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Ph...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stephen F. Heinemann, Salk pioneer in brain disease research
Stephen F. Heinemann, a Salk Research Institute professor whose pioneering work on neurotransmitter receptors in the brain helped lay the groundwork for understanding brain diseases, died Aug. 6 of...
Aug 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Virginia Fournier, 99, longtime OB resident and volunteer
Virginia (Ginger) Fournier, a longtime Ocean Beach resident, passed peacefully on June 14 in Washington State after living with her daughter Suzie (Fournier) Long and husband Jay for three years. V...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Miriam and Jerome Katzin; UCSD benefactors died 12 days apart
Miriam and Jerome Katzin, UCSD philanthropists who established numerous gifts of support to the university and recognized it as one of the city's most important assets, have died 12 days apart. Mir...
Jun 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weldon Donaldson, 78, TV executive, philanthropist
Weldon D. Donaldson, a San Diego philanthropist and former television executive, has died. He passed on May 23 with his wife and family by his side. He was 78. Donaldson served in a variety of prof...
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Wallie' Isom, 96, longtime OB resident, star athlete, Army veteran
James Wallis “Wallie” Isom, 96, of Ocean Beach passed away May 21 at home surrounded by family.
 He was born May 14, 1918 in Springfield, Mo. Wallie’s parents relocated him and his two brothers, Pa...
Jun 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gerald Edelman, 84, Nobel laureate, Neurosciences Institute founding director
Gerald Edelman, whose discoveries on cell growth and adhesion and the structure of antibodies led to his Nobel prize in 1972, died of natural causes Saturday, May 17, in his La Jolla home. He was 8...
May 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Janice Thompson, 87, nature enthusiast
Janice Thompson, a longtime teacher at the private Evans School, passed away peacefully at her Pacific Beach home on Saturday, April 5, surrounded by family. She was 87. When once asked what her dr...
Apr 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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Robert Hildt, 56, La Jolla resident, banker, volunteer
La Jolla resident Robert Hildt, CEO at Bank Development Group and a career banker instrumental in forming two community banks for which he served as president and CEO, died March 25 after a battle ...
Apr 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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