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Obituaries

News and tributes about the lives of community members who have recently died.
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.
Support the Family of North County Father Of Three Killed In Bike Accident

Support the Family of North County Father Of Three Killed In Bike Accident

This Letter to the Editor is about Eric Ringdahl and the family he left behind after tragically being hit by a car on Sunday. Ringdahl was an avid cyclist in Encinitas.
North County Residents Remember Mouseketeer Annette Funicello

North County Residents Remember Mouseketeer Annette Funicello

Her death is attributed to complications from multiple sclerosis, a disease she battled more than 25 years.
Parents of Encinitas Worker and Oceanside Resident Thank Community

Parents of Encinitas Worker and Oceanside Resident Thank Community

Tparents of Benjamin Taylor Jr., an Oceanside Resident and City of Encinitas employee who died on Christmas Eve.—thank the community for reaching out.
City of Encinitas Employee Remembered as Hard Worker, Friend

City of Encinitas Employee Remembered as Hard Worker, Friend

Benjamin Taylor, of Oceanside, died last week of a heart condition. A memorial service will be held for him Sunday.
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.

Video: Fans, Family Remember Sitarist Ravi Shankar in Encinitas

Shankar, a 20-year Encinitas resident was known for popularizing Indian music in the west. He died Dec. 11 following surgery at Scripps Mercy Hospital to replace a heart valve.
Public Ravi Shankar Memorial Service Set for Thursday

Public Ravi Shankar Memorial Service Set for Thursday

The service will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Self-Realization Fellowship on Highway 101 and include tributes and prayers for family and invited friends.
Services Set for Tow Truck Driver Killed by Train in Cardiff

Services Set for Tow Truck Driver Killed by Train in Cardiff

A remembrance gathering will take place Saturday morning and a funeral mass will be Monday morning. Both are in Lemon Grove.
Ravi Shankar Remembered With Tributes Online

Ravi Shankar Remembered With Tributes Online

Sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar, an Encinitas resident, died in San Diego Tuesday at the age of 92.