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Roland Espinoza

Roland Espinoza, a lifelong Redlands resident, passed away on February 4, 2020 in Redlands surrounded by his loving family at the age of 97. Roland was born January 24, 1923 in Redlands, California to Rafaela and Raymond Espinoza. After graduating Redlands High School in 1941, he joined the military – proudly serving in the 1537th Army Air Fforce base unit from 1943 – 1946, spending 19 months in the Asiatic and Pacific areas during WWII.

Marvin Cram

Marvin L. Cram, a longtime resident of San Bernardino, CA, passed away on February 8, 2020 at the age of 94. Marvin served in the United States Air Force for 22 years. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. He is survived by his wife Luann, along with his children Michael, Eugene, Leslie, and Laura.

Harry L. Croneberger

Harry L. Croneberger, a long time resident of Mountain Shadows RV Resort in Hemet, CA, passed away 12/28/2019 at age 87 after a short illness. Harry retired from the U.S. Navy & U.S. Coast Guard in 1971 as CWO3 after 21+ years. He was the Chief Engineer at Hemet Valley Medical Center from 1973 – 1989. During retirement Harry & Yvonne enjoyed spending their time traveling in their motorhome and cruising the world.

Larry Bledsoe

Larry W. Bledsoe, 78, of Ontario, California, passed away Friday, February 07, 2020. Larry was born to Loren W. Bledsoe, and Mildred Bledsoe Griffiths, March 28, 1942 in Linton, Indiana. After graduation from high school, Larry served his country as an electronics technician in the U.S. Marine Corps for 4 years. He attained the rank of Corporal.

Daniel Massagli

Daniel Massagli, age 92, passed away at home February 11, 2020 surrounded by his family. Daniel was born on June 7, 1927 in Lucca, Italy. He and his family crossed the Atlantic in 1930 and settled in Perth Amboy, New Jersey at the beginning of the Great Depression. In 1943, Daniel contributed to the Second World War as a merchant marine shipping supplies for the war effort. Later he enlisted in the United States Marines Corps where he continued to serve towards the end of WWII.

Robert Jeannotte

Robert Raymond Jeannotte, a longtime resident of San Bernardino, died unexpectedly on February 3, 2020. Robert was born in Arizona and moved to Del Rosa as a young boy. He graduated from Pacific High School in 1961. He served in the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserves from 1965 to 1971. In 1978 he received his Associate in Science degree from San Bernardino Valley College. He retired from Caltrans in 2002 after 34 years in Highway Electrical Design.

Elmery Hartney

Elmer "Bud" Joseph Hartney, Jr, AKA Cousin Elmer, passed away on January 29, 2020 at his home in Lake Elsinore. Bud was born in Maryland to Lula and Elmer J. Hartney, Sr on April 4, 1933. He married Shirley Mae Kealiher on October 3, 1952 and loved her so much he married her again on February 26, 1953. He was Vice President of Urich’s Oil Company prior to becoming a local entrepreneur. Bud and Shirley were business owners of Cousin Elmer’s Produce and Cousin Elmer’s Antiques on Grand Avenue in Lake Elsinore for a number of years. At the time of death Bud was a full time retirement guru.

Stephen Hectus

Capt. Stephen Hectus, U.S. Navy (Retired), 73, passed away on February 4, 2020 after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. Stephen was born on March 21,1946 in Newburgh, NY. After graduating from Niagara University in 1967, he entered the Navy where he served as a Bombardier/Navigator aboard A-6 Intruder attack jets. After leaving active duty, he spent another 20 years serving in the Naval Reserves.

Cosimo Cicchelli

Age 91, of Corona, CA, passed away on January 18, 2020. He was born April 19, 1928 in Brockton, MA, son of Natale and Rosina Cicchelli. Chic served his country proudly and was a PFC Radiosonde Operator in the US Army/Air Corps in WWII. Chic’s decades long careers included industrial engineering for the company that brought him and the family to California from New Jersey, then many years in the aerospace industry, changing course to the Riverside County election department and then spending 15 years as the administrative clerk for the Corona Municipal Court until retirement. A member of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, surviving are Chic’s children, Dian Lindsey, Daniece Cicchelli, Dean Cicchelli, Doreen Fritz, Duane Cicchelli, 18 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 1 brother, Nathan Cicchelli.

Anthony DeMarco

Anthony DeMarco was born on January 25, 1926 in Astoria, NY. He was the fourth and youngest child of Maria (Castriota) and Francesco DeMarco, originally from Mendicino (Calabria), Italia. Anthony was a gifted child with a sharp mind for numbers and methodology, and was a musical prodigy. A multi-instrumentalist from an early age, he was accepted into New York’s All-City High School Music Program where he was First Clarinetist for three years, played Carnegie Hall, arranged music, and attended The High School of Music and Art (what is now F.A.M.E., the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School Of Music & Art and Performing Arts), a magnet school where the most gifted and talented students of New York pursued their talents in art or music while also completing a full academic program of instruction. Anthony went on to study and graduate from the prestigious Juilliard School, a performing arts conservatory, before completing his higher education at Teachers College, Columbia University, earning a Master of Arts in Music and Music Education.

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