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James Emmi

June 23, 1916 – May 14, 2016 James Emmi, known to his family and friends as Jimmy, passed away on May 14, 2016, only 40 days before his 100 birthday, with his wife, Catherine, stepson Cameron, and his close friends by his side. Emmi was an avid sailor, participating in well over...

Carlton Alfred Post

June 14, 1935 – June 9, 2016 Last Thursday, June 9, 2016, our community lost one of its most beloved citizens. Carl Post, a Laguna Beach resident of nearly 45 years, passed away after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. Post was born in San Bernardino, on June 14, 1935....

Annie

A Laguna Dog Who Made A Difference (Nov. 25, 2005 – May 18, 2016) We are saddened by the untimely death of Annie due to inoperable cancer. She together with her handler and owner, Jean Arovas, devoted over six years to helping others in need of comfort and optimism. Annie...

William Joyce

William (Bill) Joyce passed away May 24, 2016, at age 81. Joyce valiantly suffered with Parkinson’s disease for 16 years. Because he was so lovingly cared for by Carrie, his wife of 27 years, he was able to stay in their home until his very last days. Bill was the youngest...

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...