Carl “Smitty” Smith, resident of Wrightwood, CA, passed away on December 19, 2018, from complications of kidney disease. He was 74. Smitty was born in San Francisco in 1944 and was raised in Mystic, Connecticut. He served four years in the United States Air Force, stationed at March Air Force Base in Riverside. After his military service he worked at the Riverside County Coroner’s Office as Chief Deputy Coroner. He later became a private investigator.
Richard Overton, who was the nation’s oldest World War II veteran and honored by President Barack Obama, died on Thursday at a rehabilitation facility near his home in Austin, Tex. He was 112.
George Gorian, a lifetime resident of San Bernardino, CA, passed away after a short illness on November 12, 2018. A graduate of San Bernardino Valley College and UCLA, George worked as a stockbroker for over 50 years, starting his own firm in 1982. Throughout his life, George was active in community organizations, including the Kiwanis Club of San Bernardino, and served on the boards of the Community Hospital Foundation, The CSUSB Foundation, The U.S. Selective Service Commission, and the San Bernardino Uptown YMCA. George served his country as a naval officer, on active duty from 1952-54 and as a reserve officer until 1964.
Wilfriend “Willii” Ciesielski Passed away on December 6, 2018 at the age of 73. Willi was originally from Germany. He joined the Navy in 1965. He served in the Vietnam War aboard the USS Rogers. Willi met the love of his life and settled in Riverside in 1971. He worked for Johnson Machinery in Riverside as a Welder for 30 years, he retired in 2007. He loved “tinkering” around in his shop and restoring old cars.
Father Edward Cardoza was born in Berkeley, California to Joseph and Mary Cardoza March 21, 1931. He attended St. Joseph’s Grammar School and St. Mary’s High School, both in Berkeley. In 1948 he entered St. Anthony’s Seminary in Santa Barbara and finished his theological training at the Franciscan Theological Seminary at the Old Mission, Santa Barbara before being ordained at the Old Mission December 21, 1957. His ministry included assignments as associate pastor in Arizona and Washington, teaching high school in Salem, Oregon and was appointed pastor in Provo, Utah in 1966. He was then assigned as the retreat master at the Franciscan Retreat House in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Mr. Bertrand is survived by his brother Paul and wife; three children, Tammy, Michael, and Mark; four grand- daughters, and nine great-grandchildren. Ray served in the military in the early 70’s, and worked various jobs though the years until he was forced to retired due to his health. His most rewarding job was working as a counselor at the Jefferson Wellness house in Riverside, Ca. He was well liked by all. He will be missed.
Joseph Pagan, aged 79 years, passed away in Riverside, CA on November 29, 2018. Mr. Pagan was a Riverside resident for 48 years. He was the owner of Riverside Air Service until 2005. Mr. Pagan was retired from military service as a U.S. Army aviator. He was a member of the Victoria Club, Magnolia Exchange Club, QB, CAF, EAA, VHPA as well as other organizations. Joseph is survived by his wife, Sharon. Interment Services will be at 1 PM, Thursday, December 13, 2018 in the Riverside National Cemetery.
Robert Edward Arnette passed away on November 26, 2018 at the age of 84. Originally from Michigan he had since been a long time resident of Riverside and Murrieta, CA for over 60 years. He spent over 50 years in the real estate industry as a Title officer and 4 years in the U.S. Army. He was proud of his decade long service as a volunteer for the Murrieta Police Department.
Our dear husband, father and grandfather, Norman Lee Langhorne, Sr., of Moreno Valley, CA, passed away suddenly on November 7, 2018, at the age of 82 years old. He was born to Earl and Alzata Langhorne on November 24, 1935, in Columbus, Ohio. He completed his high school education at East High School, in Columbus, Ohio, where he participated in academics and sports. In 1954, Norman enlisted in the United States Air Force. While in the Air Force, he worked in the operating room as a surgical technician, and later as a clinical instructor and administrator. He traveled to various state side locations, and served his country overseas in Greenland, the Philippines, and Japan. During his early life in the Air Force, he was married to Katrina Dawson, and raised three children.
William A. Frogue, Jr. A.K.A. “Frog” 6/2/1944 – 11/18/2018 William lost his battle with cancer on November 18, 2018. He passed away to his heavenly home with his family by his side. William was born in Pasadena, California. After graduating from Arroyo High School in El Monte, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He married the love of his life Mary Rose Torretto. In 1972 he was hired by the Riverside Sheriff’s Department, he was on many task forces within the department.