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Esteban Vargas

Dec 21, 2001 - Nov 09, 2023

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Corona, CA

Esteban David Vargas was born December 21, 2001, in Riverside, California and was suddenly called home to God on November 9, 2023, at the age of 21. Esteban is loved unconditionally by his parents Jamie Vargas and Leticia Velazquez, is loved fiercely by his siblings Marquos, Alexandria, Andres, and Alejandro and is loved deeply by all his friends and relatives. Esteban had a contagious smile and an outgoing personality. He loved making people laugh and was always the center of attention. H...Read More

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Victor Perez Zamora

Dec 19, 1937 - Feb 19, 2024

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Corona, CA

Victor Perez Zamora, age 86, of Corona, California passed away on Monday, February 19, 2024. Victor was born in MIC, Mexico. A visitation for Victor will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Mortuary, 11500 Arlington Ave, Riverside, CA 92505. A funeral service will occur Thursday, March 7, 2024 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM, 11500 Arlington Ave, Riverside, CA 92505. A committal service will occur Thursday, March 7, 2024 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM at Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Memorial Park, 11500 Arlington Ave, Riverside, CA 92505.

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Sandra Iris Baranzelli

Jan 21, 1937 - Feb 01, 2024

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Corona, CA

Born Sandra Iris BaranzelliSurvived by:James M Hardaway and his wife MelyndaChristopher Neal Hardaway (Winn) SonGrandsons (Jim)Colton, Brandon, Ryan, Justin (Chris) JaceGreat Granddaughter Anastasia NeilsenBorn January 21st of the year 1937 in Illinois’ she moved to CA when her father and mother moved to CA to Clovis California.Most people do not know this, but she was from a wealthy family who still owns the Golden Clover Honey company. Her grandfather was a stone mason who did most of the stone carvings at the famous Waldorf Astoria and had a successful hot dog cart business in New York. She used to tell us she was a debutante at one point, and she loved fine foods like lobster. She passed on her palate to Jim and Chris. Jim remembers a time when she pushed his pallet when she would cook cows’ tongue. He tried it but was not a fan. His favorite was her lasagna. Being 3rd generation Italian American pasta was a main stay in their earlier years.A survivor of the great depression, she was no stranger to tough times and there were times like in the 70s when she had to use meat extender (soy meal) to add to the hamburger helper. Sandra and Robert did their best to participate in all things like scouting, sports, music and other interests of their children.Sandra had dreams of becoming a nurse and went to school for nursing in LA. There she met Robert Neal Hardaway (passed Feb of 2020) and they soon married and brought two sons into the world. She gave up nursing school to be a stay-at-home mom. Over the years she worked in the medical field for doctors’ offices to stay close to her passion. She loved cake decorating and made beautiful cakes. She also loved decorating the house and especially for Christmas.Sandra was a kind woman with a beautiful smile that could light up a room. In her last year Jim and Mel would walk in to visit her often and her face would light up and she would give them that smile and it would warm their hearts.She made many friends over the years and tried to keep in touch with them but at some point, she could no longer use a phone. I know she regretted not being able to post on Facebook or shop on amazon which was her favorite past time in her last years.She loved her grandchildren and was trying to hold out to see her latest grandson who is due in March but regretfully she did not make it.In her last days Melynda would visit her nearly daily and she would spend hours with Sandra just talking to her. Jim lives and works in LA during the week and Melynda made up for that by visiting frequently.In the end she fought hard to stay with us but truly she wanted to be with her husband. She passed Jan 31st at 11:40PM but the official time of death recorded was Feb 1st. Jim and Mel were there with her for hours leading up to her passing.She will be greatly missed and loved for eternity.

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Gloria Garcia

Dec 25, 1946 - Feb 16, 2024

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Corona, CA

In loving memory of Gloria Garcia, born on December 25, 1946, and peacefully passed away on February 16, 2024. Gloria was a devoted wife to Genaro Garcia and a loving mother to her six children: Robert, Anthony, Joey, Genaro, Jimmy, and Margaret Garcia. Her legacy extends through the 22 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren she leaves behind. Born as the youngest of 20 siblings, Gloria leaves behind her sister, Stella.Gloria's life was a testament to love, resilience, and family bonds. Her legacy echoes through the generations she touched with her warmth and care. May she find eternal peace, and may her family find strength and comfort in the cherished memories they shared with this remarkable woman.

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J Esteban Amaral-Perez

Dec 26, 1938 - Feb 17, 2024

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Corona, CA

J Esteban Amaral-Perez, age 85, of Corona, California passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2024. J was born in Mexico.

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Lisa Gerchy

Nov 14, 1958 - Feb 03, 2024

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Corona, CA

Lisa Gerchy, of South Bloomfield, Ohio, passed away peacefully at her sister's home in Corona, California, on the morning of Saturday, February 3, 2024, at the age of 65. Lisa fought a long and heroic battle against cancer. Family and friends, from near and far, were able to visit in her final weeks.Lisa was born to Frank J. Gerchy, Sr., and VIrginia Susan Gerchy, on November 14, 1958, in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She was the third of seven children of the family. Her family moved to California in 1970. They settled into their family home in Huntington Beach in the summer of 1972. Lisa graduated from Edison High School in Huntington Beach. After working for several years and the Orange County Federal Credit Union, Lisa decided to follow in her mother's footsteps to become a nurse. She worked as a lab technician at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, while putting herself through school attending Golden West College. She continued working at Hoag Hospital after obtaining her RN degree. In 2007 Lisa decided to move to South Bloomfield, Ohio, for a more quiet and relaxed life. Her nursing career continued and led her to Select South Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She finished her career as a house supervisor there and recently retired on October 30, 2023.Lisa was a strong and independent person who loved life, loved her family, and friends beyond measure. She made the most of any situation. She accepted challenges with ease. She loved camping, swimming, the beach, the lake, the river, growing giant pumpkins, being treasurer of the Southern Ohio Giant Pumpkin Growers, going to the casino, spoiling her many nieces and nephews, and spending time with her many dear friends.Lisa is preceded in death by her father, mother, sisters Cheryl and Kathleen, and nephew Bear. Lisa is survived by her sister Susan V. Gerchy of Shelton, Connecticut, brother Frank J. Gerchy, Jr. and wife Carole of Corona, California, daughters Ashton and Allison, sister Melissa Cadman and husband Walter of Corona, California, and her children Cheryl, Nicholas, and Andrew, and sister Cynthia Nichols of Hillsboro, Oregon, and children Samantha, Adam, and Bethany, as well as many great nieces and nephews.Lisa had an enormous heart, was generous to a fault, loyal, and brave. May we keep her spirit alive by remembering all of those precious times spent with her, filled with laughter and love. This is what Lisa would have wanted.

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Christopher Moses Herrera

Apr 06, 1964 - Feb 11, 2024

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Corona, CA

Christopher Moses Herrera, age 59, of Corona, California passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2024. A visitation for Christopher will be held Thursday, February 22, 2024 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Fairhaven Memorial Park Mortuary, 1702 Fairhaven Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92705. A rosary service will occur Thursday, February 22, 2024 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM, 1702 Fairhaven Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92705. A mass of christian burial will occur Friday, February 23, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at San Segundo d'Asti Catholic Church, 250 N Turner Ave, Ontario, CA 91761.

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Frances Mejia

Oct 10, 1948 - Jan 28, 2024

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Corona, CA

Frances Mejia, age 75, of Corona, California passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2024. A visitation for Frances will be held Friday, March 8, 2024 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Funeraria del Angel Pico Rivera, 9107 Washington Blvd, Pico Rivera, California 90660. A celebration of life will occur Saturday, March 9, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Crossroads Christian Church, 2331 Kellogg Ave, Corona, CA 92881. A burial will occur Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 12:30 PM at Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Memorial Park, 11500 Arlington Ave, Riverside, California 92505.

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Barbara Amanda Delaney

Jul 02, 1944 - Feb 10, 2024

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Corona, CA

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Valery Agasi Simonian

Dec 01, 1938 - Feb 06, 2024

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Corona, CA

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Karen "Kay" Tolton

May 07, 1947 - Jan 24, 2024

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Corona, CA

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