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  • Barbara Bristol Taylor – A life well-lived

    Updated Jul 28, 2023

    Nathalie Taylor Special to the Village News "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." ~ Psalm 116:15 On April 8, 2023, my mother, Barbara Bristol Taylor, age 100, passed peacefully in her sleep at home in Fallbrook. A remarkable woman, she was respected and liked by all who knew her. Barbara was soft-spoken, kind, and loving. She had a heart full of unconditional love for family and friends. She loved Jesus Christ, and was a faithful prayer warrior, prayi...

  • Carol (Conklin) Markano

    Updated Jul 27, 2023

    Carol (Conklin) Markano died peacefully at home in Fallbrook, California on July 5, 2023. She was a dedicated and beloved wife, mother, and friend, who always brightened her surroundings with her friendly smile, beautiful soprano singing voice, and contagious laugh. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Dick Markano, along with her son John, daughter Nancy, sister Gerri, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held at the CrossWay...

  • Richard C. Hulit

    Updated Jul 27, 2023

    Richard C. Hulit, 84, of Fallbrook, California, passed away on July 18, 2023 at Temecula Valley Hospital after a brief illness. Richard was born on May 18, 1939, in New Egypt, New Jersey, the second son of Ira Albert and Marion Eliza (Jones) Hulit. Richard spent his youth in New Egypt attending school and playing football, basketball, and baseball for the Allentown High School team; he was inducted into their Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013 honoring his four-year varsity footbal...

  • Thomas Peter Kressin

    Updated Jul 19, 2023

    We mourn the loss of our father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Thomas Peter Kressin, who passed on to Heaven on June 12, 2023, at the age of 93. Tom Kressin was a man set apart. Defying all odds, he pulled himself out of Depression-era poverty to be able to support not only himself and Mary, but to varying degrees, his children and their families also. From day one, Tom was surpassing expectations. He was born on Feb. 22, 1930, during the doom and gloom of a Minnesota wi...

  • David W. Lynch

    Updated Jul 19, 2023

    David W. Lynch, 75, of Fallbrook, California passed away May 26, 2023, in Escondido, California. David was born Feb. 4, 1948, in Minneapolis, Minnesota to parents Hayward and Joyce Lynch. He was the second eldest of five children. He joined the Army at the age of 18 and went through basic training at Fort Ord in Monterey, California. During his four years of service, he was stationed at Fort Gordon in Georgia and overseas in Japan, Thailand, and South Korea. After an...

  • John "Jack" Donohue

    Updated Jul 14, 2023

    John “Jack” Donohue was born in Queens, New York July 4, 1937, as the third of six children. He passed away peacefully at home June 22, 2023, at the age of 85. Jack met his wife, Rita, while proudly serving as a U.S. Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton. Loving the town of Fallbrook, he settled there with Rita and together they raised their children, Scott and Kimberly. He was a heavy equipment operator and later acting foreman for San Diego County Department of Public Wor...

  • Kathleen Mae Miller

    Updated Jul 14, 2023

    There aren't many people who love life like Kathleen Mae Miller did. Those who knew her know that she smiled frequently and laughed warmly. She had a strong connection to her Catholic faith and pride in her Irish heritage. Kathleen passed away on June 18, 2023. Kathleen was born April 24, 1927, in Franklin, Minnesota, to Ellen and Ralph Farenbaugh. She was one of four children. Her brothers were Jack and Mike and younger sister, Mary Pat. She graduated from Franklin School in...

  • John "Jack" Donohue

    Updated Jul 10, 2023

    John “Jack” Donohue was born in Queens, New York July 4, 1937, as the third of six children. He passed away peacefully at home June 22, 2023, at the age of 85. Jack met his wife, Rita, while proudly serving as a U.S. Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton. Loving the town of Fallbrook, he settled there with Rita and together they raised their children, Scott and Kimberly. He was a heavy equipment operator and later acting foreman for San Diego County Department of Public Wor...

  • Lini Fonteyn Bennett

    Updated Jul 6, 2023

    Lini Fonteyn Bennett’s life journey ended at her home on June 4, 2023, after a valiant fight to keep going. Predeceased by her husband, Brad Bennett. Please see https://www.berry-bellandhall.com for details....

  • Sheila Reilly

    Updated Jul 6, 2023

    Sheila Reilly, of Fallbrook, passed away on June 28, 2023. She was born in Chester, England on Oct. 12, 1935. She excelled in tennis and lacrosse while in school. She became a teacher. She taught for the British Army schools in Bermuda and Hong Kong. She met her husband, Bill, at the Bermuda Bridge Club. Bill died in 2001 after 32 years of marriage. She was an animal over and her hobbies included bridge, sewing, knitting, and quilting. She was a keen fan of tennis and...

  • Sheila Reilly

    Updated Jul 5, 2023

    Sheila Reilly, of Fallbrook, passed away on June 28, 2023. She was born in Chester, England on Oct. 12, 1935. She excelled in tennis and lacrosse while in school. She became a teacher. She taught for the British Army schools in Bermuda and Hong Kong. She met her husband, Bill, at the Bermuda Bridge Club. Bill died in 2001 after 32 years of marriage. She was an animal over and her hobbies included bridge, sewing, knitting, and quilting. She was a keen fan of tennis and followed the game closely. Sheila was a devoted wife and...

  • Van Lee Raney

    Updated Jun 28, 2023

    Van Lee Raney, Feb. 24, 1984 to May 31, 2023. Van loved the Lord, he loved going to the ocean, hanging out with friends, and having lunch with his Mom. Van had a lot of ups and downs in his life, in Corinthians 10:13: God is faithful, he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear, the Lord knew Van could not handle any more of his downs. Van is at peace with many of his family members that have gone before him, including his father, Edward Lee Raney. Van worked many...

  • Arlin Bedard

    Updated Jun 28, 2023

    Arlin Bedard, 56, of Eastvale, California went home to his Lord and Savior on June 21, 2023, at City of Hope Cancer Center in Duarte, California. Arlin was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on November 10, 1966, to Arlis and Denna Mantooth. He was preceded in death by his sister Kristen Rush, nephews CJ Shipe and Dylan Flatte and both of his parents, Arlis Mantooth and Denna Bedard. Arlin was a beloved husband, father and friend. He is survived by his wife, Shelly Jones Bedard and his son Noah C Bedard both of Eastvale, California;...

  • Lendal "Doyall" Sams

    Updated Jun 28, 2023

    Lendal “Doyall” Sams, 75, Fallbrook, Calif., passed away June 17, 2023 at his home surrounded by his wife, twin brother and four children. He had been diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme, a vicious form of brain cancer, in April 2021. A celebration of life will be held at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Fallbrook, Aug. 19 at 11 a.m. Doyall was born in Bertha, Minn., and spent his childhood in Staples, Minn., working on his family's dairy farm. He was a husband, fat...

  • Marjorie Freda

    Updated Jun 22, 2023

    Marjorie Freda's life journey ended peacefully on June 8, 2023. She is survived by her son Jay, and twin granddaughters Angela and Sara. Predecedents included her husband Jim and daughter Andrea. Marj was born in 1933 in Stamford Connecticut, youngest of four siblings. She graduated from University of Connecticut. After teaching for a year in Florida, she returned to the northeast to work on her master's degree at Columbia University in New York, where she met her husband, Jim...

  • Joseph Anton Ondraka

    Updated Jun 14, 2023

    Joseph Anton Ondraka, 86 years of age, and a resident of Lorain, Ohio, passed away June 5, 2023, at Brookdale Westlake Village in Westlake, following a full and meaningful life. He was born March 13, 1937, in Chicago, Illinois. Joe was raised in Illinois, before moving to Michigan where he lived for 30 years and retired to California. Lorain has been his home since 2016. He graduated from Illinois Institute of Technology with a BSME degree and received his MBA from Michigan...

  • Robert "Bob" Crawford Hegardt

    Updated Jun 14, 2023

    Robert “Bob” Crawford Hegardt was born Sept. 30,1938 in Whittier, California, and passed away June 7, 2023, in San Diego, surrounded by his family. Bob is survived by his wife, Joan; four children, Brian, Ron, Kathy, and Christine; and 12 grandchildren. He is also survived by his younger sister, Anne Hegardt Frederick. On Jan. 30, 1965, Bob married Joan Staudinger. They enjoyed a loving marriage of 58 years and raised four children, with whom they created many happy mem...

  • Thomas John Keegan

    Updated Jun 11, 2023

    Thomas John Keegan, age 84, passed away peacefully on May 22, 2023, after enduring Alzheimer's disease for the last several years. Tom was born to Robert and Marion Keegan in Rochester, New York. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Engineering, where he was also involved in leading cheer for the Fighting Irish. Upon graduation, Tom was hired by Xerox as an engineer and concurrently earned an MBA at the University of Rochester. In 1962, Tom married...

  • Dorothy Louise Bryant

    Updated May 25, 2023

    Dorothy Louise Bryant, 102, passed away in Fallbrook on May 18, 2023, in the arms of two of her daughters, Debbie and Patty. Debbie lovingly cared for her mother at home as she approached her centenarian age. She was born in Bridgewater, Michigan on Dec. 31, 1920, to Arthur and Louise Hildinger. She was a 75-year resident of Fallbrook. Dorothy graduated from University High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In February 1943, she graduated from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She earned a bachelor’s degree i...

  • Mary Gallina

    Updated May 25, 2023

    Mary Gallina passed away at home on May 9, 2023, surrounded by family at the age of 87 in Fallbrook, Calif. Mary fought a long and courageous battle with several forms of cancer. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Don Gallina; her father Charles Melton Presley, stepfather Walter Avon Sr. and Tennie Terry; and her son Gary Bradbury. She leaves her stepchildren, Debbie Lopez of San Bernardino, Calif.; Dick Gallina of Highland, Calif.; Bob Gallina of Highland, Calif.;...

  • Ann Harris

    Updated May 10, 2023

    Ann Harris, 87, passed away peacefully April 11, 2023, surrounded by her loving children, Cindy and Steve. Ann was born June 30, 1935, to Elizabeth Adele and William Fluornoy in Los Angeles, California. After Ann graduated from Inglewood High School in 1953, she went on to study at El Camino Community College and then at Pepperdine University where she earned her teaching credential and a minor in Art. After graduating, she began her first year of teaching, kickstarting a 28 y...

  • Wayne Laner

    Updated May 4, 2023

    On April 14, Fallbrook resident Wayne Laner passed on. After retiring from the FAA as a Primary Operations Inspector, overseeing many local aviation businesses including air charter, flight schools, helicopter and hot air balloons, he and his wife Liz moved from Carlsbad to Santa Fe, New Mexico. In just a few years, they had the urge to return to Southern California and chose Fallbrook as their new home in 2021. A Vietnam War veteran, Wayne was active in the local VFW and could often be seen at the Live Oak Dog Park with his...

  • Judith (Judi) Anne Selsor

    Updated Apr 26, 2023

    Judith (Judi) Anne Selsor, born September 9, 1935, passed away Sunday afternoon, March 19, 2023. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert (Bob) Selsor, and her brother, George Lawson. She is survived by her stepchildren Don Selsor and his wife Judie, and Lois Cross. Judi was born in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Scituate, Massachusetts where she graduated from Scituate High School in 1953. She went on to earn her degree at Regis College in 1957 and began her career...

  • Ramon (Al) Cazarez

    Updated Apr 26, 2023

    Ramon (Al) Cazarez, 57, of Temecula, California passed away on Monday, April 10, 2023, after a hard battle with Covid pneumonia. Al was born on July 11, 1965, to Efren and Carmen Cazares in Tijuana, Mexico. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughters, Courtney Jones and Brianna Speck; sons-in-law, Brant and Jacob; grandsons, Owen and Noah; mother, Carmen; sisters Leticia Bee, Maria and Carmelita Cazares; brothers, Joel, Henry and Michael Cazares; and many nieces &...

  • Lorraine A. Crosson

    Updated Apr 26, 2023

    Lorraine A. Crosson, 91, passed away on April 6, 2023. She was born on July 8, 1931, on Staten Island, N.Y. to William and Anna Behan. She was the third of four children (their only girl). She loved her family and had always wanted to be a nurse. She graduated from St. Mary's Hospital School for Nursing, Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1952. Immediately, she began working for Staten Island's U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, caring for merchant seamen. She always said that she loved...

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