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Joseph K. Scheiblauer
Joseph K. Scheiblauer slipped peacefully away from this earth and started his next great journey on Friday, March 3, 2017. As he requested, he died in the home he loved in San Diego, CA, knowing he was loved. He was 70 years old.
The son of Joseph E. and Martha Scheiblauer, Joe was born in Miles City, MT in August 1946. After younger brother Steve joined them in 1949, the family relocated to Southern California where the two brothers spent many happy years playing in the surf and sand in Seal Beach and Naples.
Joe learned a love of the outdoors at an early age while camping and fishing with his parents and later went on many backpacking and hiking expeditions with friends. He was especially drawn to the Sequoia and Eastern Sierra mountain ranges, and even survived being stranded in a blizzard for 3 days while exploring Idyllwild Mountain.
As a young adult, Joe had a lust for adventure, and joined the Merchant Marine to see the world. After a number of years, he settled down with his then-partner, Keryl, moving to Las Cruces, NM, then Santa Cruz, Palm Springs and San Diego, CA where they opened various small businesses. Eventually wanderlust took hold again, and they started traveling the world while importing ethnic treasures. Joe loved the many countries he visited in his lifetime, including Afghanistan, India, Iran, Morocco, Malaysia, Mexico, Turkey, and Vietnam, to name a few. After Keryl passed away in 1998, his adventures took another direction.
In 2000, Joe opened up a corporate limousine service, Zephyr Transportation, in San Diego, CA. In the same year, he met his future life partner, Marla. At the end of 2008, Joe accepted a position at The Argen Corporation in the Jewelry Division, providing assistance and transportation to the owner and his family, and thoroughly enjoyed his time there.
Over the past 17 years, Joe and Marla shared their love of the outdoors and “adventure rides” throughout California, Arizona, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington’s San Juan Islands, Washington DC and Wyoming. At the end of 2015, they cruised through the Panama Canal—one of Joe’s favorite experiences as a Merchant Marine that he wanted to share with Marla. Ports along the way included Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Aruba and Curacao.
In April 2016, Joe was diagnosed with a deadly form of brain tumor: Glioblastoma Multiforme Grade IV Astrocytoma (GBM). Over the next eleven months and many treatments, Joe never complained of any pain and was positive that he would "lick this thing". No matter how sick he got, he remained good-natured and kind, and he always knew when friends or family came to visit. He could not have made this journey without their love and support!
He is survived by his beloved mother, Martha; incredibly faithful brother Steve; sister-in-law Kim; four wonderful nephews, Nick, Jeremy, Kris, Ethan, their wives and children, and his life partner, Marla. He was pre-deceased by his father, Joseph E.
Joe's physical remains will be cremated, although his spirit will always be with those who love him. We hold firmly to the belief that "the best is yet to come" for Joe. Family and friends will be notified of any memorial plans at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be welcome in his memory at www.abta.org / ways to donate / tribute donation for Joseph K. Scheiblauer.
"Say not in grief, he is no more - but live in thankfulness that he was" (Posted 03/08/2017)
Mary Kay Smith
Nov 4, 1954- February 9, 2017
Mary Kay Smith went to heaven on February 9, 2017. Mary was loved by many and will be missed by many. Mary lived most of her life in San Diego California, where there she had many friends. Mary was always the person you could count on to make you laugh even when you were having a bad day. She was and still is an amazing sister. She is preceded in death by her parents Robert Smith and Maxine Bartlett, sister Linda Smith, her grandparents and many aunts and uncles. She is survived by her 2 brothers, Jeff Smith of CA and Bob Smith of Washington state, 3 sisters, Cheryl Keiffer of Nevada, Janice Rogers of California and Jennifer Clark of Nevada and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Mary's life will be held at a later date.
We all love and miss you Mary, but we know you are no longer in pain. Until we see each other again, RIP. (Posted 02/28/2017)
Samuel R. Langley
Dec. 1961 – Dec. 2016
Samuel R. Langley of San Diego, CA spent Christmas Day celebrating with his beloved family, when he suffered a massive heart attack. He died as he lived, surrounded by family. He was 55.
Sam was born in Mesa, AZ in December 1961 to H. Dean and Virginia (Ginger) Langley. The family moved to Palm Springs in 1964. Sam graduated in 1980 from Palm Springs High School where he was a member of the tennis team. He began his coaching career at the age of 15. It was while living in Switzerland that he met the love of his life, Monique Bally. They settled in San Diego in 1986, but continued traveling throughout the United States, Mexico, Central and South America with collegiate students and ATP/WTA tour professionals. In 1995, after the birth of his children, Jason and Anique, he lost the urge to travel, being homesick for his family. He decided to focus on recreational and upcoming junior tennis players and proudly celebrated their many accomplishments with them. Sam was also an avid musician, songwriter and music producer. He leaves an incredible legacy through the hundreds of his tennis students and countless people touched through his music.
Sam was loyal and a true friend who would do anything he could to help someone in need. He made friends wherever he went. His sense of humor and impersonations made everyone laugh. All who knew him were touched by something special. He was a joy in all our lives.
Having earned many trophies and awards as a competitive tennis professional, Sam won one last great honor at the close of 2016: the Gift of Life Donor medal. Already he has given the gift of life to many others, an amazing legacy. He was our rock and a true hero.
Sam is survived by his wife, Monique and their children, Jason and Anique; his father, H. Dean; his sister, Pam; nieces, Amy De Lima (Brad and grandnephew Cameron), Amanda Raymond (Ned Twigg); nephew, Bruce D. Raymond; his Swiss Family - the Ballys; aunts, uncles and many cousins in Texas, Oklahoma and California. He is predeceased by his mother.
Per Sam’s wishes a small private family service will be held. (Posted 01/06/2017)
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