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Obituaries

News and tributes about the lives of community members who have recently died.
Obit: One Man, One Dream - A Salute to Dr. Gordy Klatt

Obit: One Man, One Dream - A Salute to Dr. Gordy Klatt

The man who started Relay for Life.
Surf Legend Hobie Alter Dies

Surf Legend Hobie Alter Dies

Alter was world renowned as the man behind the development of the foam-and-fiberglass surfboard.
OBIT: Legend Sid Caesar, One of TV's First Comedy Stars

OBIT: Legend Sid Caesar, One of TV's First Comedy Stars

"Render unto Caesar what is his due," says Rob Reiner in tribute.
Longtime Padres Announcer Jerry Coleman Passes Away

Longtime Padres Announcer Jerry Coleman Passes Away

Gates at Petco Park were opened Sunday afternoon to allow fans to visit and pay respects to Jerry Coleman, who was 89.
Hundreds Gather in Cardiff in Memory of Loren Nancarrow

Hundreds Gather in Cardiff in Memory of Loren Nancarrow

Several hundred people took part Monday in a memorial paddle out and beach gathering to celebrate the life of longtime San Diego television journalist Loren Nancarrow at South Cardiff State
Paddle Out in Cardiff Dec. 30 for Loren Nancarrow

Paddle Out in Cardiff Dec. 30 for Loren Nancarrow

The longtime San Diego newscaster passed away Saturday after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in February.
OBIT: Longtime San Diego Newscaster Loren Nancarrow

OBIT: Longtime San Diego Newscaster Loren Nancarrow

He was diagnosed with brain cancer in February.
Encinitas Family Spends Christmas at Grave of Killed Toddler

Encinitas Family Spends Christmas at Grave of Killed Toddler

The parents of three-year-old Juan Andres Ruiz spent their Christmas at his gravesite. Andres was killed when he was struck by a car on November 1 in Encinitas.
'Fast and Furious' Actor Killed in Car Crash

'Fast and Furious' Actor Killed in Car Crash

Paul Walker was a passenger in a Porsche that struck a tree in Valencia. "The Fast and Furious 7' was in production.
Patti Page Dies at 85; Music Legend of 1950s Due Lifetime Grammy Honors

Patti Page Dies at 85; Music Legend of 1950s Due Lifetime Grammy Honors

Page, who lived at an Encinitas nursing home, sang "How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?"
Jack Filanc Dies at 86; Builder, Donor, Scoutmaster Who Served Encinitas

Jack Filanc Dies at 86; Builder, Donor, Scoutmaster Who Served Encinitas

Construction company founder called Encinitas home since 1965, helped light town Christmas tree.
Legendary Sitarist Ravi Shankar Dies at 92

Legendary Sitarist Ravi Shankar Dies at 92

Shankar who lived in Encinitas, was best known for popularizing the sounds of India in the west with his friend, Beatles guitarist George Harrison.
Ian ‘Poods’ Barry of Encinitas Mourned by Local Skateboard Community

Ian ‘Poods’ Barry of Encinitas Mourned by Local Skateboard Community

“Barry was one of the most genuine, kind-hearted people I have ever met,” a friend said
Dorothea Patricia Smith—a Beloved Cardiff Matriarch—Dies at 94

Dorothea Patricia Smith—a Beloved Cardiff Matriarch—Dies at 94

She inspired those around her to live boldly and dream big, and her mark will forever remain on the community she loved so dearly.
Edna Palmer—Former Cafeteria Manager and Celebrated Community Volunteer—Dies at 98

Edna Palmer—Former Cafeteria Manager and Celebrated Community Volunteer—Dies at 98

Many who attended San Dieguito High School in the 60s and early 70s still remember her famous sticky rolls, and she later volunteered to cook for the the Encinitas Senior Center’s lunch pr
John Maxwell Dies at 93; Encinitas Resident Was Active in NASA Projects

John Maxwell Dies at 93; Encinitas Resident Was Active in NASA Projects

Nickname was ‘Airplane Granddad’ because he visited his grandchildren in Georgia twice a year.
Betty Couser Dies at 100; Was Olivenhain Resident for More Than 50 Years

Betty Couser Dies at 100; Was Olivenhain Resident for More Than 50 Years

She lived to enjoy six great-grandchildren; most recently lived in Walnut Creek and Stockton.
Dr. Kevorkian Helped Cardiff Resident End Her Life

Dr. Kevorkian Helped Cardiff Resident End Her Life

Martha Ruwart was among the 130 assisted suicide cases that Kevorkian facilitated.