Anthony “Nonos” Juan Perez, age 64, passed away on April 15, 2019 with his family by his side. Anthony was born on February 15, 1955 to his parents, Anthony Rodriguez Perez and Leona Rae Giron. Anthony served in the Army, after the Army he was a foreman as a pipe fitter in the refineries and later joined the trade of painting commercial buildings and restaurants. Anthony was a die hard Raider fan, loved his oldies, cock fighting, eagles, Bullmastiffs, fishing and most of all the “Lord”. Above all, Anthony was a loving devoted father to his boys and girls and a loving devoted husband to his wife of 26 years.
Ted H. Shadburn, 88, passed away on March 25, 2019 of natural causes at St. Jude Medical Center, Fullerton. Born to Eston and Rose Shadburn and raised with his brother, Dale, and sisters, Gretchen, Ginger and Sybil, in northeast Ohio, Ted attended Cathedral Latin High School and John Carroll University prior to receiving a congressional appointment to the United States Naval Academy (Class of 1953).
Harold Lester passed away March 28, 2019 due to health complications. He was preceded in death by his father Ira Lester, mother Lillian Warwick, and brother Robert (Bob) Lester. He is survived by his sister Dena Eliason (Earl) of CO and sister-in-law Pat Lester of AZ. Harold is also survived by his wife, Jeannine, of 66 years; daughter Vicky Endres (Dave), Randy Lester-Wilson (Ryan), Paul Lester (Kathy), Leigh Ann Alexander (Jeff), and Howard Lester (Martha). His family also includes grandchildren Jeremy Endres (JoJo), Jarred Endres (Chris), Sean Lester-Wilson, Erin Coffey (Brent), Brian Lester, Kadin Tallon, Rosa Plasencia (Colin), Ana Plasencia (Sam), and Corey Lester (Mayra), and great-grandson Theo. Harold has a host of nieces and nephews (and great nieces and nephews) throughout the United States. Harold was born January 11, 1935 in Rapid City, South Dakota. He lived there until enlisting in the Air Force in 1952. Harold completed basic training at Lackland AFB (TX). Afterwards, he was stationed at these bases: March AFB (CA), Lowry AFB (CO), Ellsworth AFB (SD), Shepherd AFB (TX), Ellsworth AFB (SD), Andersen AFB (Guam), and Griffiss AFB (NY). His last assignment was March AFB (Riverside, CA). He retired from military service in 1973 after serving 20+ years. Harold received a Master’s in Tax Accounting after working in the tax field for several years. He opened “Citrus Belt Tax Service” (in late 1979), which was the pride of his career. The motto of his tax accounting and bookkeeping business was “Service with Integrity.” His daughter Vicky worked with him from 1980 until the time of his passing. Harold was most ‘at home’ meeting with his clients and exchanging stories about their respective families. He was well-respected within the field of tax accounting. Harold was a man of strong moral character. He faithfully provided for his family. Harold and Jeannine were active members of “Lord of Life Lutheran Church.” In the absence of a pastor, he and Cindy Cassem co-led services on Sunday mornings. Harold was fond of certain sweets and sunflower seeds. He was handy with tools and a great mechanic. Playing cards (“Michigan Rummy”) was a favorite past time of his. Harold loved his family, his business, his church, and his country. The legacy he leaves will be engraved on his tombstone: “Man of Integrity.” You are sorely missed, immensely loved, greatly honored, and duly respected!
Michael Lyga, a longtime resident of Riverside, California, died peacefully on April 6, 2019 of natural causes. Mike was born to Onufrey and Helen Lyga in Bayonne, New Jersey on December 2, 1923. Following high school Mike joined the U.S. Army Air Corp, went to flight school and then deployed to the European Theatre where he flew bombing missions against Germany during World War II.
Robert James Robinson, born May 4, 1943, passed away on March 27, 2019 at the age of 75. Robert is survived by his wife, Nancy Robinson, his daughter Jennifer Robinson (Bernard Melendez), stepdaughters Loni Adcox (Bryon Adcox) and Kylee McDowell. Robert’s grandchildren are A.J. Melendez, Layna Melendez, Elliana Adcox, and Daniel Thompson. He is also survived by his sister, Patty Wagner and brother Neil Robinson. Robert received a commission in the United States Navy on October 14, 1964.]
John (Jack) Herman Johannes was born January 12, 1932 in Columbus, Nebraska to Herman and Pearl Johannes. In 1941 the family, with the three children (John, Sandra and Marjorie) moved to Riverside, California. In 1952, Jack entered the United States Air Force as a cadet attending flight training school in Texas. The following year he was commissioned as an officer and pinned on his wings. He was stationed in Texas, Montana, Alabama, Michigan, and Nebraska, and spent a year in Vietnam working in ordinance and received the Bronze Metal. Jack was recognized throughout his military career as a highly skilled pilot, flying tankers. During his career he also received a Masters Degree in Public Administration from George Washington University. He retired as a Lt. Colonel October 1, 1976 and moved to Hemet, California.
Howard LeRoy Green, born August 20, 1940, in Williamsport, PA, was the son of the late Anna Alberta Neal Green and the late Howard Walter Green. Howard went home to be with the Lord on March 16, 2019, at home, surrounded by his loving wife, Joyce, of almost 60 years, daughters Lori and Sherri, and granddaughter, Jennifer.
Age 80, of Riverside, CA, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019. He is survived by his two sons Augie Cowan Jr. and Kyle Clinton Cowan, and his daughter, Rennie, and grandson Augie Ray Cowan III and granddaughter Andrea Caroline Cowan. Augie Cowan Sr. was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Andrea Cowan in 1984. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Bobbitt Memorial Chapel, 1299 E. Highland Ave. San Bernardino with funeral services at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Bobbitt’s. Interment to follow with military honors at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA.
James F. Blake, a longtime resident of Norco, California, died peacefully on March 17, 2019, the day of his father’s birthday. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on December 24, 1934, the son of Patrick and Helen Blake. Following high school Jim joined the U.S. Army where he spent 21 years serving his country; to include a tour in Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry. He later retired as a First Sergeant on August 1, 1977 at Fort Devens, MA. James and his former wife Maureen moved to Pittsfield, New Hampshire where he pursued a career in law enforcement as the Chief of Police in Pittsfield.
Guy Michel Frazier of Sun City, CA, passed on 3/30/2019. Michel served in the army from 1952 to 1954, and worked as a Los Angeles County Sheriff, retiring in 1979. Michel enjoyed helping others and was an active support to his family during the course of his life, serving in the role of surrogate father, mentor, and advisor to those who knew him.