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Norma Davis Funkhouser Cline of San Diego, CA, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2019, in the presence of her loving daughter Debra, who had been caring for her during a prolonged illness.
Norma was born on March 16, 1937, in Johnstown, PA. She was a graduate of Brownsville Area High School (1954) and West Virginia Wesleyan College (1958). She was a woman of faith who truly loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Norma had a youthful personality and a wonderful sense of humor. She had so much enthusiasm for life and enjoyed exploring new things. Her beautiful spirit made an impression on everyone who came into contact with her. She was an extremely talented pianist, but she also composed music, painted, wrote poetry, was certified in Reiki, and loved to travel with her family. She taught piano for many years and loved her students like family.
Norma is survived by 3 children: Debra Funkhouser (Jeff Waldman) of San Diego, CA, Kristen Alexander of Wilmington, DE, and Erik Funkhouser (Vivian) of Beaver Falls, PA, and 3 grandchildren: Benjamin Alexander, and Melody and Caelan Funkhouser. Norma was preceded in death by her parents, Linda (Jantz) Davis and Dalton Davis, her brother Leonard Davis, and sister in-law Claire (Pauley) Davis. (posted 04/19/19)
Nancy Jane Gilbert (89) passed away in the early morning hours of April 8 at her home with her family. Her mortal soul is now in Heaven with her Lord and Savior and with those of her beloved family members who passed before her.
Nancy was an exemplary military wife (20 years active duty) and mother, which was a life marked by moving her family and home across the country and abroad. Though often difficult, her profound sense of duty and patriotism made this a fulfilling and worthwhile life. “I’d do it all over again” was her ready-answer when asked.
Her gift of humor allowed her to connect quickly with people to create a sense of community in the short periods between each posting. She worked so hard to model decency, honesty, and dedication rather than just talk about such things. She was a difference maker, had no use for phonies and could hold court with just about anyone.
Nancy was a truly great woman because she was a truly good woman, grounded in the things that mattered most to her, which were invariably the things that matter most in life.
Her love and devotion to her family placed her central in their daily lives. She became fond of traveling to Las Vegas with her family while in her 80’s. She loved the dry warm climate, beautiful red mountains, energy and pace of a vibrant community and the never ending opportunities to hear music from her era. It became her favorite place to gather her tribe to make memories for which she was planning another trip before she decided that would probably not be necessary.
Nancy is survived by her three children, Dan, Kevin and Janet, her three grandchildren, Jonathan, Nicole and Kennedy, her adoring nephew Charles McCabe and the many people and relatives that met her along her long life’s journey.
The family will make that trip to Las Vegas in honor of and to celebrate the life of our forever cherished legacy and patriot. (posted 04/10/2019)
Robert (Bobby) F. De Jong
Robert (Bobby) Frederick De Jong, age 48, Bobby suddenly passed away in the evening hours of March 14th, his immortal soul is now in Heaven with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and those of his family who passed before him. Bobby was born October 6th 1970 in Escondido California, where he grew up and would end up spending most of his life. Bobby attended San Pasqual High School and graduated in 1990. While in high school at the age of 18, Bobby met the love of his life Betsy Cory at an ARC dance. They lost touch of each other for a number of years but were able to reconnect via social media where they would talk daily for hours. In 2016 Bobby moved away from his family in Colorado back to San Diego to be closer to Betsy; and he asked her to marry him, she said yes.
Never a shy person Bobby loved to sing karaoke and dance, much to the enjoyment of onlookers and fellow karaoke enthusiasts. He would dance to anything but his favorite was to line dance. His all time favorite song he sang since childhood was J-E-S-U-S by Leon Patillo. Bobby had an amazing capacity for love and was always willing to help others, his kind heart radiated and shone like a beacon of hope on a dark night. No one was a stranger to him. You were just a friend he hadn’t met yet.
Bobby is survived by his parents Glenn and Ruth, his siblings Joshua and Christina, his Aunt Carol, his Uncle Larry, his cousins Walter, Johnny, David, Angela, Affee, Sam, and Lisa. As well as nieces and nephews and other extended family. He is greatly missed by his family and all those who knew him.
Private Services will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Escondido on Friday April 5th 2019 at 2:30pm. (posted 03/27/2019)
James Obry Antee
James Antee, age 83 of Brandon, Ms passed away on Sunday morning, March 24, 2018, in Brandon, Ms. James was born on June 6, 1937, at his home on the Red River near Cloutierville, Louisiana to Phyllis (McIlwain) and Wallace Antee. He grew up in Portland, Oregon and Cloutierville, Louisiana and had 5 siblings. He was married to Donna Prewitt in 1956 and had 2 daughters. James is survived by 3 siblings, Viola, Ray. & Wilford, 2 daughters, Sonja Bullard and Linda Antee; 3 grandchildren, Michelle Sellers, Christi Roberts, and Zoe Flanagan; and 4 great grandchildren, Sydney, Aubrey, Analeigh, and Lexi. (POSTED 03/26/2019)
DOROTHY MILDRED KLUNDT
Dorothy M. Klundt, 98, passed away peacefully on January 25, 2019 surrounded by her family.
Dorothy (Dottie) was born on November 5, 1920, in Tacoma Washington to Dorothy Mildred Miller. Her father was killed in a mining accident before she was born. Dorothy and her mother moved to Los Angeles when she was just two months old. At age 4 they moved to San Diego where she lived the remainder of her life.
Dorothy attended Garfield Elementary School, Euclid Junior High School, and Hoover High School. After high school she attended San Diego State University earning her Associates Degree in 1940.
At age 9, she took dance lessons and excelled at ballet and tap dancing. In high school, she took lessons at a dance studio and reached an advanced level. She then joined a dance club called Connie’s co-ed where she performed at the Ford Bowl at the San Diego Exposition in 1935.
Dorothy’s first occupation was working at a war plant called Weaver Aircraft. After she left Weaver Aircraft, she then worked for the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) where she processed home loans. Her last and longest occupation was when she went to work for the Navy Supply Center as a Payroll Supervisor for almost 20 years.
Dorothy is survived by her two children, Jim Kropf (Linda), and Barbara (Paul) Wolf. Grandchildren Nicole Wolf, Ryan Wolf, Debbie Boyd (Kropf), Dan (Christine) Kropf, and predeceased by her two grandchildren Teresa Ross (Kropf) and Mike Kropf. Great-grandchildren Danielle Ross, Lacey Hobbs (Boyd), Shelby Kropf, and Karlee Kropf.
She loved spending time with her family, gardening, reading, going on family trips, listening to music and going to concerts – Tom Jones, Frank Sinatra, and Carrie Underwood.
As Mom/Grandma would always say, “YOU TAKE CARE OF YOU”.
Private services will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum on February 15, 2019, at 2:30pm. (POSTED 02/11/19)
“My oldest brother Johnny, passed on Friday Feb 1, 2019. Grand man that he was, brought so much joy and laughter to all who knew him. I shared many stories with him during his dark times, we always remember our childhood and my other brothers, Carlos, Henry, Bobby were a part of his life as well. Condolences to his wife Bertha and his daughters Saundra, Seshian, Kristen and his favorite, loyal pup, Pepi. Rest in Peace brother.” — Frank Morales (Posted 02/04/2019)
Paul Martin Stabile
1/23/1966 to 1/17/2019
Paul Stabile, age 52, left for heaven on January 17, 2019, after suffering a short illness. He was born January 23, 1966, in San Diego, CA to Joe and Melva Stabile and was the youngest of 9 children. He attended School of the Madeleine and University of San Diego High School where he excelled in all sports. He went onto Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles where he, as in high school, developed close friendships that have endured through the years. Paul had various jobs but the one he will be most remembered for is as the Athletic Director and Physical Education teacher at his alma mater, School of the Madeleine in Bay Park. He absolutely loved his job because it involved two of the things he cherished: serving God and coaching. In recent years Paul developed the Catholic Sports League and Catholic Sports Camp which gave him a great sense of pride. Paul will also be remembered for his many years of service and coaching at Tecolote Youth Baseball. Having played there himself while growing up, he was thrilled to coach his 3 boys through 15 seasons which included many championships. When he wasn’t coaching, he was pacing the sidelines of his kids’ basketball, soccer, and flag football games – always a coach, he found it hard to remain in the background at any sporting event.
In 1997 Paul married his sweetheart, Anastasia Hyll, and together they had 4 children which were the total lights of his life. He lived his life for them and worked hard at showing them how to live a good and faithful life. Having countless nieces and nephews, Paul was an uncle and godfather to many.
Paul, aka “Coach,” will be remembered for his love of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the San Diego Padres (especially Tony Gwynn), La Jolla Shores, Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, the Silver Store, eBay, Ronald Reagan, and his family.
Paul is survived by his wife of 21 years, Anastasia, and his 4 children: Luke, Maria, Ethan, and Clay; siblings Mike, Jeanne, Mark, and Julie. Preceding him in death are his parents Joe and Melva; brothers Joe, John, James; and sister Mary.
Funeral Mass Friday 1/25/2019 10:00 am
Saint Mary Magdelene Church
1945 Illion St, San Diego, CA 92110
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FRANK PETER SANNA
Frank Peter Sanna was born on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, Italy on November 11, 1927. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on January 2, 2019.
Frank and his twin brother, Andrew spent their early years not with their mother, Maria, but with their Aunt in the beautiful hills of Sardinia, Italy. It was World War ll and in Italy the fascist dictator Benito Mussolini was in power. Mussolini at that time began gathering Italian youth for his National Youth Groups. Frank and his brother Andrew were involuntarily enlisted into these youth groups marching for Mussolini.
Years before, his father Mario had immigrated to the USA ahead of his family enlisting in the US Army. When he heard his boys were marching in Mussolini’s youth army he knew he had to act quickly to get his family out of Italy. His father secured passage for his wife, Maria and his two sons. The family endured the long journey crossing the Atlantic Ocean, arriving on the shores of the United States of America and processed through Ellis Island along with all of the other immigrants. Frank said after seeing the movie ‘Godfather ll’ the depiction of the arriving immigrants into the United States was very much as he remembered.
The family settled in New York, eventually settling in Hartford, Connecticut. It was during those years he learned English in school, graduating high school and earning his Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering.
Frank eventually made his way to California ultimately settling in San Diego. It was in San Diego while working for Tellers Department Stores, his eyes landed on his beautiful future wife of sixty years, Pauline Ann. Frank and Pauline had three children, Michelle Maria, Keith Peter and Kimberly Francesca.
Frank was one of the founding members of Price Club working for them initially as a Buyer and later accepted the position as the Electronics Area Sales-Manager for California. He was a hard working personable man who loved his family, who loved people, playing golf and telling jokes.
He is survived by his wife Pauline, his eldest daughter Michelle M. Verduzco, his son in law, Michael J. Verduzco, his son Keith Peter Sanna, his youngest daughter Kimberly F. Siordia, and his three grand daughters, Jordyn and Tatyana Siordia and Kristina Verduzco.
He will be interned in the Hall of the Apostles at Holy Cross Cemetery in San Diego.
He will be missed... In Loving Memory. (POSTED 01/21/2019)