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Ch. 8's Larry Himmel, former Comedy Store stand-up performer, dies at 68
Larry Himmel, longtime journalist for KMFB-TV/Ch. 8 in San Diego and a former stand-up comic at La Jolla's Comedy Store, has died of cancer, the television station announced during its 11 p.m. news...
Nov 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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James Fielding Vaughan, aka ‘Von Ton the Atom Bomb’ of Pacific Beach, 85
James “Jim” Fielding Vaughan, 85, of Pacific Beach, passed away at home on Sept. 12. A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10 at Mission Point Park.   “Von Ton the Atom Bomb”...
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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James Freeman Gilbert, Scripps geophysics researcher, 83
James Freeman Gilbert, Scripps geophysics researcher, 83 James Freeman Gilbert, a renowned professor emeritus of geophysics in the Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Ph...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stephen F. Heinemann, Salk pioneer in brain disease research
Stephen F. Heinemann, a Salk Research Institute professor whose pioneering work on neurotransmitter receptors in the brain helped lay the groundwork for understanding brain diseases, died Aug. 6 of...
Aug 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Virginia Fournier, 99, longtime OB resident and volunteer
Virginia (Ginger) Fournier, a longtime Ocean Beach resident, passed peacefully on June 14 in Washington State after living with her daughter Suzie (Fournier) Long and husband Jay for three years. V...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Miriam and Jerome Katzin; UCSD benefactors died 12 days apart
Miriam and Jerome Katzin, UCSD philanthropists who established numerous gifts of support to the university and recognized it as one of the city's most important assets, have died 12 days apart. Mir...
Jun 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weldon Donaldson, 78, TV executive, philanthropist
Weldon D. Donaldson, a San Diego philanthropist and former television executive, has died. He passed on May 23 with his wife and family by his side. He was 78. Donaldson served in a variety of prof...
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Wallie' Isom, 96, longtime OB resident, star athlete, Army veteran
James Wallis “Wallie” Isom, 96, of Ocean Beach passed away May 21 at home surrounded by family.
 He was born May 14, 1918 in Springfield, Mo. Wallie’s parents relocated him and his two brothers, Pa...
Jun 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gerald Edelman, 84, Nobel laureate, Neurosciences Institute founding director
Gerald Edelman, whose discoveries on cell growth and adhesion and the structure of antibodies led to his Nobel prize in 1972, died of natural causes Saturday, May 17, in his La Jolla home. He was 8...
May 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Janice Thompson, 87, nature enthusiast
Janice Thompson, a longtime teacher at the private Evans School, passed away peacefully at her Pacific Beach home on Saturday, April 5, surrounded by family. She was 87. When once asked what her dr...
Apr 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Robert Hildt, 56, La Jolla resident, banker, volunteer
La Jolla resident Robert Hildt, CEO at Bank Development Group and a career banker instrumental in forming two community banks for which he served as president and CEO, died March 25 after a battle ...
Apr 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Al Strohlein, 80, veteran, author, SDCNG newsman
Alfred Cramer Strohlein was born in Riverton, N.J. to Adolf Strohlein and Ethel Cramer Strohlein on March 21, 1934. He passed away at home in Pacific Beach on March 8, just shy of his 80th birthday...
Mar 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Larry Wing, 75, Navy veteran, respected SDSU administrator
Lawrence “Larry” Marvin Wing passed away on Jan. 4. He was 75. Born Nov. 26, 1938 in Sumner, Neb., he moved to San Diego after joining the Navy at age 18. After graduating from San Diego State Univ...
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Truesdale, 22, PLHS graduate and active outdoorsman
Brady Truesdale was born May 25, 1991 and left us far too soon on Jan. 11, 2014.   He was 22. Brady was a graduate of Point Loma High School, class of 2009, attended Sonoma State University and the...
Feb 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Michael Charter, decorated veteran, tireless volunteer, activist
In the early morning hours on Jan. 23, Michael Paul Charter passed away. He was 69. As many grieve the loss of a great man, they remember who he was and the great things he has done. As a recipient...
Jan 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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