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Obituaries

News and tributes about the lives of community members who have recently died.
Menifee Man ID'd in Deadly Bicycle Crash

Menifee Man ID'd in Deadly Bicycle Crash

The bicyclist was pedaling east Friday on Railroad Canyon Road when he tried crossing the roadway from a concrete center median and was hit by a moving sedan, sheriff's officials said.
Woman Ejected in Lake Elsinore Crash Identified

Woman Ejected in Lake Elsinore Crash Identified

The accident was reported at 12:40 p.m. Sunday on the northbound Corona Freeway north of Main Street.
Pechanga Shooting: Wildomar Woman Named Suspected Shooter

Pechanga Shooting: Wildomar Woman Named Suspected Shooter

Sheriff's officials say the woman shot and killed the father of her child at Pechanga Resort & Casino this weekend.
Coroner IDs Man Found in Lake Elsinore Field

Coroner IDs Man Found in Lake Elsinore Field

The Riverside County Coroner's Office says a 52-year-old Lake Elsinore man shot himself in an open last week.
Elderly Lake Elsinore Woman Dies After Getting Hit By Car

Elderly Lake Elsinore Woman Dies After Getting Hit By Car

Maria Gutierrez, 85, of Lake Elsinore died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, according to the Riverside County coroner’s office.
Murrieta Man Killed in Lake Elsinore Motorcycle Crash Was Husband, Father of 2

Murrieta Man Killed in Lake Elsinore Motorcycle Crash Was Husband, Father of 2

Neighbors, family and friends of Matthew Schrader, 34, are collaborating in their efforts to help his wife and two young daughters in the wake of his death.
Coroner IDs Man Killed In Wildomar Fire

Coroner IDs Man Killed In Wildomar Fire

James Cook, 56, of Wildomar was pronounced dead at 1:03 a.m., Jan. 13, 2014.
Coroner IDs Pedestrian Killed On SR 74

Coroner IDs Pedestrian Killed On SR 74

Chris Rafferty of Homeland died at the scene.
Memorial Set for Fallbrook Family Whose Remains Were Found Last Month

Memorial Set for Fallbrook Family Whose Remains Were Found Last Month

A small service and larger paddle-out for the McStays are planned for Saturday.
Long-Time LEUSD Leader Dies

Long-Time LEUSD Leader Dies

The following obituary was distributed by Lake Elsinore Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Doug Kimberly.
Lake Elsinore NAACP President Reflects On Nelson Mandela's Human Dignity

Lake Elsinore NAACP President Reflects On Nelson Mandela's Human Dignity

The Lake Elsinore NAACP Branch 1034 plans to honor Mandela at its Black History Month Celebration in February 2014.
'Fast and Furious' Actor Killed in Car Crash

'Fast and Furious' Actor Killed in Car Crash

Paul Walker was a passenger in the single-vehicle accident. 'The Fast and Furious 7' is in production.
Service Announced For Former Lake Elsinore Student Who Died Jumping Into Traffic

Service Announced For Former Lake Elsinore Student Who Died Jumping Into Traffic

The service for Darius Porter, who played basketball for Temescal Canyon High School, will be held Oct. 30 at Lesneski Mortuary in San Clemente.
Volunteers Who Searched for Slain Menifee Boy Grieve In Lake Elsinore

Volunteers Who Searched for Slain Menifee Boy Grieve In Lake Elsinore

A public memorial service was held July 25, 2013 at The Lamb's Fellowship of Lake Elsinore for Terry Smith Jr.

VIDEO: Father Grateful for Community Support in Search for Terry Smith Jr.

Terry Smith Sr., made the remarks during a brief public memorial service held Thursday evening in the outdoor amphitheater at Lamb's Fellowship in Lake Elsinore.
Community Mourns Menifee Boy's Killing While Awaiting Coroner's Confirmation

Community Mourns Menifee Boy's Killing While Awaiting Coroner's Confirmation

A candlelight vigil followed the news Riverside County sheriff's officials had announced earlier Wednesday, that a 16-year-old family member of Terry Smith's had been arrested on suspicion o