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Eugene D’Isabella

Lifetime Laguna Beach resident Eugene (Dom) D’Isabella passed away May 14, after a courageous two year battle with cancer. D’Isabella was an avid fan of the Anaheim Ducks. He loved Divers Cove and the “beach gang.” D’Isabella enjoyed working serving people. All who knew and loved...

Wynne Tapley

Wynne Tapley was born on Dec. 17, 1936, in Manchester, England. In her early years in England, she remembers the WWII bombings and spending time in a bomb shelter. Her love of dancing started in high school while she was a member of a traveling dance group that would perform...

Bridget Sturges Hedges

  Bridget Sturges Hedges passed away April 20, 2016, in her home in Tustin, Calif., at the age of 68. She died of complications from lung cancer that had metastasized to her brain. She went peacefully in her sleep. Bridget was born on Aug. 8, 1947, in Baton Rouge, La. She...

Monique Huguette Pitz

  The Pitz, McConnell, O’Keefe, Verpaelst and Fallou families are sad to announce the passing of their beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, Monique Huguette Pitz. Monique was born in Hull, Canada, on Jan. 27, 1936. She passed away on May...

Douglas C. Reilly

Douglas Reilly died peacefully at home in Laguna Beach, after a long illness, at age 62. Doug was born in New York City and spent most of his childhood and his 20s in New Jersey. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Rutgers University, where he also...

Ronald F. Amberg

Ronald Frederick Amberg, 74, passed away on Feb. 27, 2016, in the O’Connor Hospital in Delhi, N.Y. He was born on Sept. 18, 1941, in New York City and grew up in New Hyde Park, Long Island. Amberg lived in Laguna Beach for many years and had many great friends who will sorely...

Yogi Bear

On April 13, 2016, we lost our beloved chow chow, Yogi Bear. He was not just our “only child,” but he was also our best friend and protector. Almost everyone living in North Laguna Beach knew Yogi as he was frequently seen being walked or sitting in the passenger seat...

Ronald F. Amberg

Ronald Frederick Amberg, 74, passed away on Feb. 27, 2016, in the O’Connor Hospital in Delhi, N.Y. He was born on Sept. 18, 1941, in New York City and grew up in New Hyde Park, Long Island. Amberg lived in Laguna Beach for many years and had many great friends who will sorely...

Barbara Jean Burkhardt Barnett

Aug. 17, 1937-April 2, 2016 Barbara Barnett, a long time resident of Laguna Beach, passed away at home Saturday, April 2, 2016. Barbara was born Aug. 17, 1937, in Middletown, Ohio, to Issac and Bessie Burkhardt. While Barbara was very young her mother passed away and Barbara...

Beverly Blumenfeld

Longtime Laguna Beach resident and Sawdust Festival member Beverly Blumenfeld passed peacefully in her Canyon Acres home on Tuesday evening, April 5. Born on Sept. 3, 1944, in Hornell, N.Y., Bev met her husband Mark in 1963 while she was attending beauty school and he was...

Memorials

Friends Plan Tribute to Tom Rizzo Friends and family of Tom Rizzo are invited to a 10 a.m. celebration Saturday, April 16, in Heisler Park on the bluff’s southern end overlooking Rockpile Beach. Participants are invited to share pictures or memories of Rizzo and a paddle out will...

Roxanne Martin

Roxanne “Roxy” Marie Martin, age 32, passed away on March 3, 2016, at her home in Ladera Ranch. Roxy was born Feb. 1, 1984, at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, and was a lifelong Southern California girl. She was a passionate person who loved being a mother, creating...

Nancy Makowsky

Nancy Benjamin Makowsky, 61, of San Clemente, passed away at home, surrounded by family on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. Nancy was born June 28, 1954, in Kansas City, Kas., the daughter of J. Philip and Doris (Roesler) Benjamin and raised...

Jackie Stanford Porter

1/19/24 -3/7/16 Jackie was born Sipp Bayes Stanford on Jan. 19, 1924, in Catlettsburg, Ky. She and her mother shared the name Sipp Bayes (commemorating a Kentucky riverboat), but she was always known as Jackie, after her father Jack Stanford. An only child, Jackie attended St....

Ann Peacock Sokoloff

Ann Peacock Sokoloff of Talent, Ore., left us on Feb. 19 after a brief illness. She was born in Fulham, England, and at the age of 22 immigrated to the United States, settling in Laguna Beach where she raised her family. Sokoloff was beautiful, charming, artistic, and...