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Robert K. Josephson

Robert K. Josephson passed Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at his home in Laguna Beach following a three-month battle with lymphoma. Josephson was emeritus professor of biology at University of California, Irvine. He was 81 years old. Born in Somerville, Mass., in 1934, he attended Tufts...

John Strotkamp

John Strotkamp (Johnny), who was 100 years old, passed away peacefully of natural causes at his Laguna Beach home on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. John was born in Alameda, Calif., on Oct. 3, 1915, the only child of Johan Heinrick Strotkamp and Emelia J. Vanselow. In his younger years,...

Glenn Arthur Arentz

Nov. 18, 1963 – Jan. 11, 2016 Glenn Arthur Arentz died at home in Santa Ana. He had been a resident of Laguna Beach from 1980 to 2005. For those who would remember him, he worked at Wells Fargo bank as a parking attendant and would always hold the door open for you. He was a...

Dorothy Catherine Scott

Dorothy Catherine Scott passed away peacefully on Jan. 12, 2016, at the age of 95. Scott is survived by her two daughters, Susan Kollmansberger of Laguna Beach and Sherry Scott-Tyler of North Fort Myers, Fla.; two son-in-laws; two granddaughters; and several nieces, nephews,...

Fannie Lum July 10, 1927- Dec. 2, 2015

Fannie Lum passed away with family by her side on Dec. 2, 2015. She was 88 years old. Seu Fun “Fannie” Lee was born July 10, 1927, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Fannie and her three siblings attended Chinese language school in addition to public school. She left Hawaii and crossed the...

Robert P. Powers 1952-2016

Robert P. Powers, 63, died quietly at home in Santa Fe, N.M. on Jan. 2, 2016, following a courageous 10-month battle with cancer. Bob was born in Laguna Beach in 1952, attended El Morro and Thurston schools and graduated Laguna Beach High School in 1970. He was the son of Porter...

Dorothy Catherine Scott

Dorothy Catherine Scott passed away peacefully on Jan. 12, 2016, at the age of 95. Scott is survived by her two daughters, Susan Kollmansberger of Laguna Beach and Sherry Scott-Tyler of North Fort Myers, Fla.; two son-in-laws; two granddaughters; and several nieces, nephews,...

Mass Set This Week for Dolores Treviño

Dolores Marie DuPont Treviño passed away peacefully with her family by her side at her home in Laguna Beach on Dec. 30, 2015. Born in Pasadena on Sept. 24, 1935 to Joseph and Lauretta DuPont, Dolores attended St. Andrew’s High School and Pasadena City College. Through her older...

Disabled Advocate Lived Courageously

John Andrew Leaf  June 13, 1945 – Dec. 21, 2015 On Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, kidney failure ended the life of John Andrew “Andy” Leaf. He is finally at peace. He died at home in South Laguna, surrounded by love, family and friends. Leaf was 71, one of the longest surviving victims...

Joseph Richard (Dick) Jahraus

Joseph Richard (Dick) Jahraus II died Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at the age of 90.   A Laguna Beach era is rapidly coming to a close.  An era when Richard’s stepmom would tell him to go to Fisherman’s Cove (Boat Canyon) to get a couple of abalones off the rocks because they were...

Frank L. August

Frank L. August died the weekend of Nov. 8. He was born in Ohio and graduated from the Ohio State University School of Architecture. The summer prior to his graduation he came to Laguna Beach and worked for an architect here. He loved Laguna and returned in December 1961, again...

A Principled, Exemplary Leader

Bill Rihn (1930-2015) By Tom Osborne Civic valor defined Bill Rihn. Steadfastly, for 11 years (2003-2014) he served with distinction as president of the South Laguna Civic Association. Almost single-handedly he achieved the removal of South Laguna’s only remaining billboard along...

Water District Leader Scherer Dies

Bruce Scherer, a local resident who served on the board of the Laguna Beach County Water District, died Nov. 11. He was 80. Scherer was appointed to the board in 1976, which began his 39-year tenure protecting and ensuring Laguna Beach’s water supply. When the district became a...

William David Stallone

August 31,1943 – October 18, 2015 William (Bill) David Stallone was born Aug. 31, 1943, in Berkeley. He was delivered by his father Jasper, a general practitioner, with the help of forceps to cut short a long labor. (His mother joked that she was never again the same.) He...

Larry Delaney

Larry Davis Delaney passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015 at his home in Whitefish, Mont., surrounded by family.  He was born Sept. 24, 1938, in Little Rock, Ark., to Evelyn P. Morgan and Charles Mims. For those who knew him, Delaney was “the most interesting m...