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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.
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.
OBIT: Longtime San Diego Newscaster Loren Nancarrow

OBIT: Longtime San Diego Newscaster Loren Nancarrow

He was diagnosed with brain cancer in February.
Sandcastle Competition Co-Founder Bud Harbin Dies, 1936-2013

Sandcastle Competition Co-Founder Bud Harbin Dies, 1936-2013

His children describe Harbin as a big kid who followed his passions in life, which included football, drag racing, sandcastle competitions, custom automotive paint jobs and making Imperial B
Famous 'Go See Cal' Worthington Dies at 92

Famous 'Go See Cal' Worthington Dies at 92

Cal Worthington was well known for his signature cowboy hat, showmanship and car commercials that sometimes included a bear, tiger, elephant or other animals.
'Common Boy' Eddie Braga, 91, Helped Build Imperial Beach

'Common Boy' Eddie Braga, 91, Helped Build Imperial Beach

Eddie Braga and his wife Olga got married in 1947, came to Imperial Beach for their honeymoon and never left. Eddie died Saturday. He was 94.
Jim C. Walker, 94, Dies; Retired Navy and North Island Worker

Jim C. Walker, 94, Dies; Retired Navy and North Island Worker

He had resided in Imperial Beach for more than 50 years after a long Navy career.
Lydia Gauraud, 70, Dies; Was Lifelong Imperial Beach Resident

Lydia Gauraud, 70, Dies; Was Lifelong Imperial Beach Resident

She was a grandmother of seven.
Edwin N. Thomas, 80, Dies; Was Former Rohr Worker

Edwin N. Thomas, 80, Dies; Was Former Rohr Worker

Services are set for 11 a.m. Wednesday in San Diego.
Richard W. Rankin, Carpenter and Realtor, Dies at 66

Richard W. Rankin, Carpenter and Realtor, Dies at 66

The Mar Vista High grad moved to Carlsbad more than two decades ago.
Navy SEALS Killed in Benghazi Honored at Mt. Soledad Memorial Day Celebration

Navy SEALS Killed in Benghazi Honored at Mt. Soledad Memorial Day Celebration

Navy SEALS Tyrone Woods, of Imperial Beach, and Glen Doherty, of Encinitas, were given memorial plaques at Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial in La Jolla on Monday.
Local Memorial Day Ceremonies

Local Memorial Day Ceremonies

Among various Memorial Day ceremonies around San Diego County today, Tyrone S. Woods, of Imperial Beach, will be honored in a special plaque presentation.
Singer, Artist, Mother of 6 Virginia Morin, 1925-2013

Singer, Artist, Mother of 6 Virginia Morin, 1925-2013

Morin was known to create outfits, sing loudly throughout her home and draw sketches of her six children.
Sailor Who Surprised Sons at Game Killed in Florida Car Crash

Sailor Who Surprised Sons at Game Killed in Florida Car Crash

Chief Robert Roy lost his life Sunday in suspected drunken-driving crash on Florida highway.
Keeper of IB History Freda Adams Passes Away

Keeper of IB History Freda Adams Passes Away

The local legend wrote the first accounts of the history of the City of Imperial Beach. She was named the city historian in 2006.
Avid Fisherman Killed in Trailer Park Fire Remembered

Avid Fisherman Killed in Trailer Park Fire Remembered

Daniel Martin Drake, 62, was a resident of The Imperial Trailer Park and could often be seen casting a line at the Imperial Beach Pier.
Horacio Aguilar Dies on 80th Birthday, 1933-2013

Horacio Aguilar Dies on 80th Birthday, 1933-2013

A father of five, Aguilar among family for his sense of humor and was a longtime resident of the Imperial Beach-Nestor area.