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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)


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Beverly Ann Krieger

It is with sadness the family of Beverly Ann Brigance-Krieger (10/18/1932-9/6/2018) announce her passing on Thursday September 6, 2018. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters Katherine Krieger-Phillips and Patricia Susan Krieger as well as grandchildren Lauren and Ryan Phillips. Her creative spirit, generosity, and love will remain in our hearts forever. A Celebration of Life was held at Mission Trails Park at Lake Murray in La Mesa on Sunday September 9th.
She grew up in Pulaski, Tennessee, raised by her mother and grandparents, minus a father. Her life was filled with so many accomplishments that we are so proud of! She was active in school being a drum majorette, had a column in "The Pulaski Citizen" called the "Teen Tattle", and was a homecoming attendant at Giles County High School. She worked a summer at Yellowstone National Park, and the next summer at Smoke Tree Ranch in Palm Springs where she rubbed elbows with the likes of Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra. She also was a newspaper reporter for "The Daily Californian" in El Cajon, CA. From there, she was a stewardess for American Airlines where she and Thomas Krieger met in Buffalo, NY, and later married.
She continued her career path even after daughters Kathy and Susan were born by working in the drama department at Grossmont College in San Diego. She did everything from being the assistant to the head of the drama department, to doing the make-up for for the actors in the plays. She even acted in some of the plays, one in particular - "The Whales of August", where she won a Best Supporting Actress Award.
She has had several hobbies from crafting to weaving, quilting, painting, and most recently, rug hooking. She loved entertaining, and when she opened her home, it was always in the most warm and welcoming way. Holidays were memorable and special because of her warmth, her cooking and decorating skills, and her love. She also loved people, and it was not uncommon for her to strike up a conversation with even a stranger. We will love her forever and always - Until we meet again... (POSTED 09/14/2018)


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Edythe Nell Gardiner

Edythe was born in Colfax Wa. on February 3, 1938, to James Monroe Eaman III and Evelyn Rose Marie Penna.She lived most of her life in Chula Vista Ca. Edythe passed away on May13,2018, at Sharps Memorial Hospital in San Diego from a reoccurring illness. She is preceded in death by her husband Thomas Allen Gardiner I. Edythe is survived by her children. Jamie Lydia Gardiner of Chula Vista Ca, Tommie-Jean Fuher of Imperial Beach Ca, Thomas Allen Gardiner II of Chula Vista Ca, Stacy Evelyn Gardiner of Chula Vista Ca, and Virginia Marie Gardiner of Chula Vista Ca. A brother, James Monroe Eaman IV of Penn. A sister, Suzi Rae Tafoya of Spring Valley Ca. 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She will be missed.....In Loving Memory.  (Posted 06/26/2018)