22 May 2024

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•••  William Ray Lancaster ….

••• William Ray Lancaster ….


••• William Ray Lancaster 1939-2024 Willam Ray Lancaster, or “Bill” as his friends called him, died peacefully of heart failure on May 16, 2024. He was 85 years old. At the time of his death, he resided in Seal Beach, California, but as a world traveler, he called many places across the globe his home. Bill was born May 7, 1939, in Burley, Idaho, to Orvil and Sylvia (Willis) Lancaster. He was the youngest of three children who were all raised in Burley. He revered his older brother, “Digger,” and adored his older sister, Donna Faye. His was a typical, small-town childhood in the 1940s and 50s: building fast cars, chasing pretty girls, and ducktail haircuts. He left Burley to serve his country. In 1958, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, but realized he preferred sleeping in beds, not the ground, flying in planes rather than jumping out of them, and opportunities for regular showers. In 1966, he started his career in the U.S. Air Force. From childhood he was known for fastidiousness, particularly around hygiene, and this made for an excellent fit in his job as an environmental technician ensuring the safety of military facilities and food supplies. He enjoyed traveling and always sought overseas assignments that allowed him to see the world. He served in Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, Philippines, and Spain and at bases in Florida, California and Utah. He captured beautiful photographs and immersed himself in local cultures. He also reveled in his role as a senior non-commissioned officer. It meant he still worked for a living but gave him the authority to say that “he might not always be right, but he was never wrong,” a self-view he made clear to his children. Stationed at Taipei Air Base in Taiwan, he met the love of his life, and on Nov. 5, 1971, he married Chin Yu Lin with whom he spent the rest of his life. His honesty, a trait that he valued and embodied, almost prevented the marriage. When asked by his future father-inlaw to promise that he would always take care of Chin Yu, he answered that no one could predict the future; fortunately, Chin Yu’s sister translated his answer as “of course.” Bill was proud of his career and service and retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Master Sergeant in 1987. Curious by nature and a voracious reader, he tried his hand at college, but he missed working and was drawn back to the very office he had retired from, but this time as a civilian. He later worked for the Internal Revenue Service. Bill’s temper was legendary, and he raised his children with the philosophy that children should be seen and not heard, but the birth of his granddaughter showed the world a different side. He was never cross with her and never tired from joining her toddler ballet performances or holding the cape of her royal dresses. She brought him great joy and allowed him to show his tender heart. His loved ones will miss his singing of the birthday song he learned from a 1950s radio show. We know that when we find him with our Lord, Bill will finally be the one in the room “smiling and happy,” as the song he always made time to sing to his loved one goes. He is survived by his cherished wife, Chin Yu; their sons Darrin of Sunset, Utah, and Arlen (Staci) of Lander, Wyoming; and a beloved granddaughter, Gracie. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, and sons Kelly and Les. Bill will rest at a national cemetery, and his family will honor him for his life and military service.

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Cynthia Margaret 
	 (Fuller) Hogan ….

Cynthia Margaret (Fuller) Hogan ….


Cynthia Margaret (Fuller) Hogan 1932-2024 Cynthia Margaret (Fuller) Hogan, known fondly as Cindy, passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 6, 2024, at the age of 91. Born on Sept. 18, 1932, in Augusta, Maine, Cindy was the daughter of Ballard and Agatha (Casey) Fuller. She is survived by her two children, John Hogan and his wife, Pamela (Grice) Hogan, and Kathleen Hogan and her late partner, Jerome Ellis (d. 2020). She is also survived by her grandchildren, Sean Hogan and his wife, Xuan (Vo) Hogan; along with their daughter Kira Hogan, and Kaitlin (Hogan) DeRuyter and her husband, Jake DeRuyter. Cindy met and married Navy officer Terrence V. Hogan (d. 1994) in 1955 while working as an X-ray technician in Monterrey, California. They moved often due to Terry’s career, living in places like Redondo Beach, Long Beach, Detroit, Massachusetts, and finally Glendale, California. Cindy supported Terry’s business, CORBUS (formerly Hogan Business Investment), as his indispensable assistant. In 2008, Cindy settled in Seal Beach, enjoying the ocean breezes and being close to her grandchildren. She had a passion for genealogy, tracing her family roots back to the Mayflower, DAR, Native Americans, and Ireland. Cindy also enjoyed crafting, walking along the beach, and bird watching, with a special fondness for egrets. She was known for sending thoughtful cards for every special occasion and never missed a chance to greet a cuddly pet during her walks. Join the family for a memorial mass at 11 a.m. on June 1, at Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church, 20444 Magnolia Street, Huntington Beach.

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	 Lily Grenrock  ….

••• Lily Grenrock ….


••• Lily Grenrock 1937-2024 Lily Grenrock, 86, passed away Monday morning, May 13, 2024, at Sunshine Villa in Rossmoor. She was the loving wife of Alfred Grenrock to whom she was married for 64 years. Lily was born July 27, 1937, in Taipei, Taiwan. She is survived by her husband, Alfred Grenrock, of Seal Beach, two children, Donald Grenrock and his wife Leticia of Nixa, Missouri, and Irene Slothower and her husband Ken of Melbourne, Florida; four grandchildren, Hillary Leffler of Ocean City, Maryland, Janet Cunningham and her husband Jake of Dillsburg, Philadelphia, Ryan Grenrock of San Tan Valley, Arizona, and Megan Grenrock of Gilbert, Arizona; and one great granddaughter, Alessi Cunningham of Dillsburg, Philadelphia. Lily was an avid bowler, played shuffleboard, and loved to garden. She was a member of the Leisure World community for 34 years.

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	 Lily Grenrock  ….

••• Lily Grenrock ….


••• Lily Grenrock 1937-2024 Lily Grenrock, 86, passed away Monday morning, May 13, 2024, at Sunshine Villa in Rossmoor. She was the loving wife of Alfred Grenrock to whom she was married for 64 years. Lily was born July 27, 1937, in Taipei, Taiwan. She is survived by her husband, Alfred Grenrock, of Seal Beach, two children, Donald Grenrock and his wife Leticia of Nixa, Missouri, and Irene Slothower and her husband Ken of Melbourne, Florida; four grandchildren, Hillary Leffler of Ocean City, Maryland, Janet Cunningham and her husband Jake of Dillsburg, Philadelphia, Ryan Grenrock of San Tan Valley, Arizona, and Megan Grenrock of Gilbert, Arizona; and one great granddaughter, Alessi Cunningham of Dillsburg, Philadelphia. Lily was an avid bowler, played shuffleboard, and loved to garden. She was a member of the Leisure World community for 34 years.
15 May 2024

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Dong Un Kim Quilaton 
	 ….

Dong Un Kim Quilaton ….


Dong Un Kim Quilaton 1938-2024 Dong Un Kim Quilaton, age 86, passed away peacefully on May 2, 2024, at her Leisure World residence, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Kim was born to parents Jae Keun Kim and Aeng Mo Chung in Seoul, South Korea on Feb. 2, 1938. She relocated to the United States with her husband and five children in 1973, planting their roots in Southern California. Kim was a business owner, running her own salon, Kimberly’s Nails, from 1984-1991 alongside her daughter. She was devoted to her family, all of whom she held dear. Kim’s deep love for her family was rivaled only by her passion for travel. She traveled the world, including to parts of Asia, Europe and all 50 states of America. She would return home with a spoon, magnet or matchbox to commemorate each of her visits to various countries, all proudly displayed in her home. She is reunited in eternal peace with her beloved husband of 60 years, Dioscoro B. Quilaton Sr., with whom she shared countless cherished moments. Kim is survived by her children and their spouses Dioselene (David), Dioscoro Jr. (Mira), Danilo Sr. (Norma), John Sr. (Judith), and Young (Mare); grandchildren Danilo Jr., Kimberly, Jewel, Nicole, John Jr., Dioscoro III, and Natalie; and great-grandchildren Danilo III and Spencer. Kim will be fondly remembered and deeply missed. May her memory be a source of comfort to all who mourn the loss of a most devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.
08 May 2024

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Harold Weinger  1930 – ….

Harold Weinger 1930 – ….


Harold Weinger 1930 - 2024 Harold Weinger of Mutual 14 passed on May 4, 2024 at 93 with his wife, Marion, by his side. Harold and Marion were married in 1954 and were together for 70 years. Harold was father to Steven and Marsha, grandfather to Brad, Krista, Justin, Hayden, and Zachary, and great-grandfather to Jade, Zoey, Scarlett, Lyla, Lily, and Lexi. Harold also had a sister, Diane Vanwasshnova, and a brother Mort Weinger who both passed away several years ago. Harold was also close with Diane’s daughter (Melissa) and her family, which includes husband Scott and their children Brandon, Logan, and Olivia. Harold spent several years in the Army serving the military and earned the exclusive privilege of protecting President Truman. Harold treasured the role he played during those service years. He also managed many grocery stores and bakeries during his career and was also a food broker/salesman. Harold and Marion moved to Leisure World in 2000 after Harold retired from the grocery business. Harold’s hobbies included having dogs most of his life and also being around other dogs that would visit him in Leisure World. He was also an excellent bowler and participated in leagues when he lived in Michigan and California. The family is extremely grateful to the friends and family who would stop by to visit or call and talk with him. All of the caregivers and hospice staff made an excellent effort to ensure Harold was always well taken care of and cared for him with their hearts as well as their medical skills. Harold is also very grateful for his dedicated wife, Marion, who made sure he was the No. 1 person she cared for, which significantly contributed to his long and rewarding life. Harold will reside at the Riverside National Cemetery, and his family will honor him for his life and military service.

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•••  Marjoire Anne Moeller ….

••• Marjoire Anne Moeller ….


••• Marjoire Anne Moeller 1944-2024 Marjorie Ann Moeller, mother, grandmother, and friend, passed on April 17, 2024, unexpectedly at the age of 80 from an aneurism. Margie was born on January 30, 1944, in South Gate, California, to Adelaide French of Minnesota and Lt.Col. Thomas H. Mills of Montana who are both buried in Arlington Cemetery. Growing up in a military family, Margie had an adventurous upbringing in South Africa and Virginia with her late brothers, Mark and Danny, that sparked her imagination and love of travel. She married the late Robert Moeller of San Antonio, Texas, a respected federal marshal, in 1967. They lived in the Los Angeles area and Virginia while raising their two sons, Jeffrey and Bear. Margie retired from the aerospace industry and lived in Leisure World for 30 years. She shared more than 22 years with the late James Throgmorton, a retired aerospace engineer and beloved Leisure World musician and dancer. There are some people who live life so large it seems impossible they are gone. Margie’s daily activities seemed to defy the laws of time. She loved travelling, dancing, music, crochet, painting and spending time with her family. Margie was the kindest, most selfless, and loving soul. She gave all of herself every day to family, friends, and strangers alike, and we are bereaved by her passing. Margie is survived by her two sons, six grandchildren, one great granddaughter, and Ronna and Jamie Throgmorton. Join us for a celebration of a life on Monday, May 20, 11 a.m.2 p.m. in Clubhouse 4, 1419 Northwood Road, Seal Beach.
01 May 2024

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In Memoriam 
	 Geraldine Kyle ….

In Memoriam Geraldine Kyle ….


In Memoriam Geraldine Kyle McWeeney Geraldine Kyle McWeeney, age 76, of Derry, Ireland, passed away on April 21, 2024, with her husband by her side. Her rebellious, loving, generous, and ridiculously funny nature will be missed by many. Geraldine is survived by Tony, her husband of 55 years, her eldest son, Gerry, and daughter Maureen (Steve). She also leaves behind her most beloved grandchildren: Claire, Grace, Dillon, Conor, Emily, Sarah, and Abby. In addition, she is survived by her siblings, Terence (Shirley), Brian (Sally) and Kathleen (Mike), and many cherished nieces and nephews including Kerry, Robert, Colm, Megan, Sean, Sarah, Stephen, Brian, Suzanne and Fiona. Geraldine had the good fortune of having lifelong friends who loved her dearly and whom she adored and cherished. The McWeeney family wishes to thank the many family and friends who called and visited her, and expressed their love to her before her passing. She is now reunited with her son, Anthony, parents Gerry and Celine Kyle, and sister Ann. She will be buried in her home country of Ireland with her son, Anthony. Geraldine opened the Seal Beach Drive-In Dairy with her husband before embarking on a successful career as a Realtor and property manager. Geraldine and Tony raised their family in Costa Mesa, and upon retirement moved to Mexico, followed by adventures in Northern California where they spent time with grandkids while reconnecting with a vibrant Irish community in Petaluma. However, Seal Beach drew them back, and their time in Leisure World was an opportunity to reconnect with lifelong friends, and loving family including many cousins who brought joy and laughter to their lives. A Celebration of Life will be held in late summer at St. Anne’s Church in Seal Beach, where she and her husband exchanged vows 55 years ago.

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	 Barbara Birdie O’Brien ….

••• Barbara Birdie O’Brien ….


••• Barbara Birdie O’Brien Bell 1927-2024 Barbara Birdie O’Brien Bell, beloved sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-greatgrandmother, and great-great-great-grandmother, passed away in the presence of family and in the comfort of her home on Feb. 17, 2024. Barbara worked as an accountant much of her adult life, but where she found her most joy was in her hobbies and her volunteer work, and especially as the matriarch of a family that grew to more than 40 strong. The second of four children, Barbara was born on July 30, 1927, in Great Falls, Montana, to Robert Emmett O’Brien and Birdie Jones. After staying in Montana with her older sister Pat and their father during the Great Depression, Barbara moved with Pat to Maywood, California, to live with their mother, stepfather, younger sister Dorothy and baby brother Victor. The draw of the Midwest— and her close connection with her best friend Nicky—saw Barbara move to Oklahoma for her high school years. After graduating, Barbara moved back to Maywood to begin her career and never left the state. (Though she did join Nicky in Oklahoma for their 50th high school reunion!) Shortly after returning to California, Barbara met Glenn Alan Moe, whom she married. They had three children, Don, Kathryn and Cheryl. Barbara remarried in 1963 to Bob Bell, with whom she had a daughter, Dianne. Bob and Barbara lived in Whittier much of their lives— becoming quite the formidable duo on SoCal bowling lanes— before moving to Leisure World in Seal Beach in 2003, where they lived together until Bob’s passing in 2015. Barbara remained in their Leisure World home, often volunteering at the book store, until her passing. Barbara is survived by her sister Dorothy, her four children and three stepchildren, and dozens and dozens of descendants. She may be gone but her legacy will live on for generations.

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	 Barbara Birdie O’Brien ….

••• Barbara Birdie O’Brien ….


••• Barbara Birdie O’Brien Bell 1927-2024 Barbara Birdie O’Brien Bell, beloved sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-greatgrandmother, and great-great-great-grandmother, passed away in the presence of family and in the comfort of her home on Feb. 17, 2024. Barbara worked as an accountant much of her adult life, but where she found her most joy was in her hobbies and her volunteer work, and especially as the matriarch of a family that grew to more than 40 strong. The second of four children, Barbara was born on July 30, 1927, in Great Falls, Montana, to Robert Emmett O’Brien and Birdie Jones. After staying in Montana with her older sister Pat and their father during the Great Depression, Barbara moved with Pat to Maywood, California, to live with their mother, stepfather, younger sister Dorothy and baby brother Victor. The draw of the Midwest— and her close connection with her best friend Nicky—saw Barbara move to Oklahoma for her high school years. After graduating, Barbara moved back to Maywood to begin her career and never left the state. (Though she did join Nicky in Oklahoma for their 50th high school reunion!) Shortly after returning to California, Barbara met Glenn Alan Moe, whom she married. They had three children, Don, Kathryn and Cheryl. Barbara remarried in 1963 to Bob Bell, with whom she had a daughter, Dianne. Bob and Barbara lived in Whittier much of their lives— becoming quite the formidable duo on SoCal bowling lanes— before moving to Leisure World in Seal Beach in 2003, where they lived together until Bob’s passing in 2015. Barbara remained in their Leisure World home, often volunteering at the book store, until her passing. Barbara is survived by her sister Dorothy, her four children and three stepchildren, and dozens and dozens of descendants. She may be gone but her legacy will live on for generations.