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Isaac Smith

May 02, 1932 - Nov 25, 2023

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San Diego, CA

ISAAC DIXON SMITHIn His Own WordsI was born the 2nd of May 1932 in Wakefield, Louisiana, the oldest boy of twelve children. My parents, Nathanial and Sallie Smith were sharecroppers on the BarrowsPlantation. As a boy, I worked alongside my parents and siblings, first on the plantation,then later our own farm right along US Highway 61, just south of the Mississippi line. As a black boy in the segregated south, my horizons were limited. Yet in 1989, I retired from the United States Army as a maj...Read More

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Md. Iehsha Nichelle Copeland

Jul 19, 1983 - Feb 27, 2024

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San Diego, CA

It is with deepest sympathy that we announce the passing of Md. Iehsha Nichelle Copeland, age,40, of San Diego, California, formerly of Marietta, Georgia, who entered into her eternal rest on February 27, 2024. Arrangements will be announced at a later date. Hanley Shelton Funeral Directors, Marietta. To to the family or in memory of Ms. Iehsha Nichelle Copeland, please

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Umang Taylor

Mar 25, 1939 - Feb 28, 2024

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San Diego, CA

Umang Taylor, age 84, of San Diego, California passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. Umang was born in India.

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Martha Garcia

Jan 27, 1954 - Feb 26, 2024

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San Diego, CA

Martha Garcia, age 70, of San Diego, California passed away on Monday, February 26, 2024. A Visitation for Martha will be held Wednesday, March 27, 2024 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Glen Abbey Mortuary's Magnolia Room. A Funeral Service will occur Thursday, March 28, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at The Magnolia Room. A Committal Service will follow from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Glen Abbey Memorial Park.

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Agostinho Vicente Mauricio

Apr 05, 1952 - Feb 21, 2024

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San Diego, CA

Born in Paul Do Mar Madeira, Portugal pre deaceased by his parents Maria C and Belchior Mauricio Agostinho Vicente Mauricio, age 71, of San Diego, California passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Agostinho is survived by his brother Adelino Mauricio (Blanca), his brother Joe Mauricio, his sister Maria C Gonsalves (Robert) and his sister Lucy da Silva (Mario); his nephew Robbie Gonsalves (Emily); his niece Elisa Gonsalves; his great nephews Nicholas Gonsalves and Gabriel Gonsalves; and his great niece Audrey Gonsalves. In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite Catholic organization.

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Quinn Charles Wright

Aug 13, 1963 - Feb 26, 2024

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San Diego, CA

Quinn Charles Wright, age 60, of San Diego, California passed away on Monday, February 26, 2024. Quinn was born in CA.

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Barbara George

Mar 15, 1941 - Feb 27, 2024

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San Diego, CA

Barbara George (1941-2024) Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Sylvia and George Laikin, Barbara George majored in history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, earned a M.S.W. from Simmons School of Social Work, and graduated with a J.D. from California Western School of Law. She lived in San Diego from 1974 to her passing. Those details of her life, however, don’t fully capture her dynamic energy, her sharp sense of humor, her passion for animals and especially her dogs, her deep empathy for others, her love of conversation, her strong political engagement, her thirst for new experiences, and her sense of adventure. In her late forties she shifted from her focus as a stay-at-home mom to selling Cadillacs and Hyundais. In her fifties she went back to school, studying law with peers half her age, and became a family attorney. In her seventies she tried sky diving for the first time, repeatedly zip-lined, and traveled with her older grandchildren on international adventures to Paris, the Galapagos, and South Africa, Zambia, and Botswana. She had an incredibly active social life and lots of friends, and she actively volunteered throughout her life for schools, women’s organizations, and more. Barbara is survived by her long-term close friend, Robert Avila; her daughters, Susan Funkenstein (Paul) and Laura Lyke-Benavides (Garet); and her four grandchildren, Sally, Jacob, Cammie, and Ezra. She will be missed dearly. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations, in memory of Barbara George, to Planned Parenthood: www.plannedparenthood.org

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Victoria Balistrieri

Jul 29, 1928 - Feb 26, 2024

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San Diego, CA

Victoria Balistrieri of San Diego, California passed away on Monday, February 26th, 2024. Victoria was born in Canada, she was the daughter of Nicholas Scinocca and Florence Capri. The Funeral Services will be held on Friday, March 8th, 2024 at 8:00 am in St. Didacus Catholic Church 4772 Felton St. SAN DIEGO, CA 92116. The Graveside Services will immediately follow the funeral mass and will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.

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Leland Emet Bolt

Aug 30, 1928 - Feb 19, 2024

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San Diego, CA

Leland Emet Bolt, Captain US Navy, retired, peacefully passed away on President’s Day, Monday February 19, 2024, concluding a meritorious earthly deployment of 95 years 6 months. Leland was born to Leland Eddy and Fern Leoline (Brubaker) Bolt on August 30, 1928 in Payette, Idaho but his family soon moved to Emmett, Idaho where he grew up. To avoid the confusion of having the same first and last name as his father, and being genetically short-changed in physical size, he somehow inherited the nickname “Peewee” by which he was well known throughout the Emmett valley. Nevertheless, in high-school Peewee became a guard on the varsity basketball team that won a state championship, and was also assigned (amazingly) the position of lineman on the Emmett Huskies football team. These facts were early evidence that his capability, work ethic, and heart were vastly greater than his size, and these traits proved to be hallmarks throughout life's many endeavors. In the small and wholesomely nurturing community of Emmett, Peewee developed lifelong friendships and anchoring values that steered his ship true throughout a long life with many adventures. Aside from growing up during The Great Depression, World War II broke out when he was 11. On a rare trip to Portland, Oregon he went aboard a US Navy cruiser. Later, on Main Street in Emmett he saw a uniformed Navy Lieutenant Commander (LCDR). Those experiences motivated him toward Naval service and to seek an appointment to the US Naval Academy. After high school and a short stay at a prep school for the Academy’s entrance exams, his father helped secure an appointment and he passed the entrance exams, entering the Academy in 1947. There, he developed many deep lifelong friendships with others who shared the bonds of the daunting academy challenge and who similarly chose to serve and strengthen the fabric of our nation. In the summer after his 3rd year at the academy he was “interning” aboard a ship that stopped in Newport, Rhode Island. There he met the Torpedo Base Commander and the commander’s stunning sister-in-law, Jacqueline Joyce Barker (from Westville, Florida), who was employed as a clerk at the Naval War College in Newport. Some guys have all the luck. He graduated from the Naval Academy in June 1951 and he & Jackie were married in Emmett, Idaho on June 15, 1952. After a night in the Idanha Hotel honeymoon suite (a generous wedding gift from the Emmett aunt and uncle of Idaho's present Governor, Brad Little), and a quick loop through Sun Valley, Warm Lake, and McCall, they left Boise reporting to his duty station in Hawaii. There they honeymooned and then resided a short while when Jackie found employment. Imagine that...Hawaii in 1952 with the vivacious Mrs. Bolt. Some guys have all the luck. After Hawaii, he was sent to San Diego to complete Amphibious Warfare School, then served aboard the USS Lenawee which led to driving landing craft in the Korean War. Later assignments included propulsion officer for the aircraft carrier Princeton, teaching at the gunnery school in San Diego, and Navigator & Operations Officer for the destroyer Uhlmann, all the while having the good fortune to remain based in San Diego for 8 years (although away on extended shipboard deployments many times, as is part of Navy life). During these 8 years he and Jackie had 4 children: Leland Jr. born 1953, Jon in 1954, a daughter Carmen unable to survive after birth in 1957, and Stuart (Clay) born 1959. He left active duty in 1959 as a Lieutenant but continued his Navy service in the reserves, and that year also gained employment in San Diego with aerospace & defense contractor General Dynamics (defense contractors love hiring academy graduates). His first assignment was in the Atlas missile program which was the first operational US intercontinental ballistic missile, and also a launch vehicle for Mercury capsules used in the early steps of the expansive program and national priority to put a man on the moon by 1970 (which beat President Kennedy's goal by happening in late 1969). During these years, the Navy recalled him twice to active duty on ships supporting US efforts in the Berlin Crisis and the Viet Nam War, and at one point he commanded the Destroyer Escort USS Wiseman DE-667. His 33-year career at General Dynamics involved many more defense projects including a significant role, for which he was perhaps most proud, in the long program to develop and deploy the world’s first cruise missile… which was an enormous success and technological advance. Notably, he also had a significant role in the Phalanx Close-in Weapons System that was in the news recently, protecting the USS Gravely in the Red Sea from an enemy missile that penetrated all other defensive weapons and was seconds from striking the ship. Throughout these years Lee dutifully continued his Naval service in the reserves, at one point earning a Navy Meritorious Service commendation and medal for commanding a Naval Reserve unit that won a service-wide performance competition. He advanced in rank to Captain before retiring from Naval service Aug 31, 1988. During these years, he and Jackie, and their nurturing, work ethic, and teamwork influenced his children to become: a veterinarian, an electronics engineer, and a pharmacist. In retirement Lee and Jackie enjoyed travel and their magnetic personalities made friends and fun wherever they went. But they especially enjoyed activities with lifelong friends from neighborhoods and the Navy. From President’s Day celebrations at the San Diego Yacht Club with USNA 1951 classmates, to wherever they travelled, a highlight for them was reconnecting and refueling the shared joy of those longstanding bonds. His sons were always particularly impressed with the special quality of the enduring bonds with his Naval Academy classmates, alumni, and shipmates. Something was very special and unique there. Lee’s father performed and managed bookkeeping for his substantial businesses in Emmett, and early in retirement Lee was motivated to have his father teach him bookkeeping. He absorbed this skill like a sponge and then applied it extensively when his son’s successful veterinary practice in North Carolina needed help. He became the de facto CFO for the business, and despite a lack of stock-options or other compensation, he genuinely enjoyed the daily work and seeing, from the bottom up, the success of his son’s business and the role he was playing to advance that outcome. He was happy being a navigator again. Later in retirement he turned his attention to genealogy, becoming his family’s historian and consultant, and then wrote a book about that history. This legacy preserved the records, stories and pictures for all future generations. A second book was written about his wife and our immediate family. And at the time of passing, he was writing a third book with stories from his many careers. The man always needed a worthwhile project, and the many he undertook displayed his work ethic and drive to continually find worthwhile things to do. These works left an expansive legacy for future generations. Leland is survived by his sons Leland Jr (wife Nell Bostwick) of North Carolina; Jon (wife Cherie Mabe) of Boise, ID; and Clay of San Diego; 3 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. His passing was preceded by his wife Jackie on March 29, 2021. Graveside services will be held 1:00 PM, Monday, March 4, 2024 at Limestone Cemetery, 967 Oak Grove Road, Westville, Florida 32464, with Military Honors by the United States Navy. In lieu of flowers, The family suggests memorials be directed to The Glenner Center, San Diego, California at https://glenner.org/tribute-memorial-gift/ or Shriner Hospitals for Children, Mt Soledad Veterans Memorial Assn, San Diego at https://donate.lovetotherescue.org/You may view obituaries, offer condolences, and sign the guest book at www.clary-glenn.com. Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Homes & Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Leland Emet Bolt, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Leland Emet Bolt

Aug 30, 1928 - Feb 19, 2024

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San Diego, CA

Leland Emet Bolt, Captain US Navy, retired, peacefully passed away on President’s Day, Monday February 19, 2024, concluding a meritorious earthly deployment of 95 years 6 months. Leland was born to Leland Eddy and Fern Leoline (Brubaker) Bolt on August 30, 1928 in Payette, Idaho but his family soon moved to Emmett, Idaho where he grew up. To avoid the confusion of having the same first and last name as his father, and being genetically short-changed in physical size, he somehow inherited the nickname "Peewee" by which he was well known throughout the Emmett valley. Nevertheless, in high-school Peewee became a guard on the varsity basketball team that won a state championship, and was also assigned (amazingly) the position of lineman on the Emmett Huskies football team. These facts were early evidence that his capability, work ethic, and heart were vastly greater than his size, and these traits proved to be hallmarks throughout life's many endeavors. In the small and wholesomely nurturing community of Emmett, Peewee developed lifelong friendships and anchoring values that steered his ship true throughout a long life with many adventures.Aside from growing up during The Great Depression, World War II broke out when he was 11. On a rare trip to Portland, Oregon he went aboard a US Navy cruiser. Later, on Main Street in Emmett he saw a uniformed Navy Lieutenant Commander (LCDR). Those experiences motivated him toward Naval service and to seek an appointment to the US Naval Academy. After high school and a short stay at a prep school for the Academy’s entrance exams, his father helped secure an appointment and he passed the entrance exams, entering the Academy in 1947. There, he developed many deep lifelong friendships with others who shared the bonds of the daunting academy challenge and who similarly chose to serve and strengthen the fabric of our nation.In the summer after his 3rd year at the academy he was "interning" aboard a ship that stopped in Newport, Rhode Island. There he met the Torpedo Base Commander and the commander’s stunning sister-in-law, Jacqueline Joyce Barker (from Westville, Florida), who was employed as a clerk at the Naval War College in Newport. Some guys have all the luck. He graduated from the Naval Academy in June 1951 and he & Jackie were married in Emmett, Idaho on June 15, 1952. After a night in the Idanha Hotel honeymoon suite (a generous wedding gift from the Emmett aunt and uncle of Idaho's present Governor, Brad Little), and a quick loop through Sun Valley, Warm Lake, and McCall, they left Boise reporting to his duty station in Hawaii. There they honeymooned and then resided a short while when Jackie found employment. Imagine that...Hawaii in 1952 with the vivavious Mrs. Bolt. Some guys have all the luck.After Hawaii, he was sent to San Diego to complete Amphibious Warfare School, then served aboard the USS Lenawee which led to driving landing craft in the Korean War. Later assignments included propulsion officer for the the aircraft carrier Princeton, teaching at the gunnery school in San Diego, and Navigator & Operations Officer for the destroyer Uhlmann, all the while having the good fortune to remain based in San Diego for 8 years (although away on extended shipboard deployments many times, as is part of Navy life). During these 8 years he and Jackie had 4 children: Leland Jr. born 1953, Jon in 1954, a daughter Carmen unable to survive after birth in 1957, and Stuart (Clay) born 1959.He left active duty in 1959 as a Lieutenant but continued his Navy service in the reserves, and that year also gained employment in San Diego with aerospace & defense contractor General Dynamics (defense contractors love hiring academy graduates). His first assignment was in the Atlas missile program which was the first operational US intercontinental ballistic missile, and also a launch vehicle for Mercury capsules used in the early steps of the expansive program and national priority to put a man on the moon by 1970 (which beat President Kennedy's goal by happening in late 1969). During these years, the Navy recalled him twice to active duty on ships supporting US efforts in the Berlin Crisis and the Viet Nam War, and at one point he commanded the Destroyer Escort USS Wiseman DE-667.His 33 year career at General Dynamics involved many more defense projects including a significant role, for which he was perhaps most proud, in the long program to develop and deploy the world’s first cruise missile… which was an enormous success and technological advance. Notably, he also had a significant role in the Phalanx Close-in Weapons System that was in the news recently, protecting the USS Gravely in the Red Sea from an enemy missile that penetrated all other defensive weapons and was seconds from striking the ship. Throughout these years Lee dutifully continued his Naval service in the reserves, at one point earning a Navy Meritorious Service commendation and medal for commanding a Naval Reserve unit that won a service-wide performance competition. He advanced in rank to Captain before retiring from Naval service Aug 31, 1988.During these years, he and Jackie, and their nurturing, work ethic, and teamwork influenced his children to become: a veterinarian, an electronics engineer, and a pharmacist.In retirement Lee and Jackie enjoyed travel and their magnetic personalities made friends and fun wherever they went. But they especially enjoyed activities with lifelong friends from neighborhoods and the Navy. From President’s Day celebrations at the San Diego Yacht Club with USNA 1951 classmates, to wherever they travelled, a highlight for them was reconnecting and refueling the shared joy of those longstanding bonds. His sons were always particularly impressed with the special quality of the enduring bonds with his Naval Academy classmates, alumni, and shipmates. Something was very special and unique there.Lee’s father performed and managed bookkeeping for his substantial businesses in Emmett, and early in retirement Lee was motivated to have his father teach him bookkeeping. He absorbed this skill like a sponge and then applied it extensively when his son’s successful veterinary practice in North Carolina needed help. He became the de facto CFO for the business, and despite a lack of stock-options or other compensation, he genuinely enjoyed the daily work and seeing, from the bottom up, the success of his son’s business and the role he was playing to advance that outcome. He was happy being a navigator again.Later in retirement he turned his attention to genealogy, becoming his family’s historian and consultant, and then wrote a book about that history. This legacy preserved the records, stories and pictures for all future generations. A second book was written about his wife and our immediate family. And at the time of passing he was writing a third book with stories from his many careers. The man always needed a worthwhile project, and the many he undertook displayed his work ethic and drive to continually find worthwhile things to do. These works left an expansive legacy for future generations.Leland is survived by his sons Leland Jr (wife Nell Bostwick) of North Carolina; Jon (wife Cherie Mabe) of Boise, ID; and Clay of San Diego; 3 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. His passing was preceded by his wife Jackie on March 29, 2021. Services will be held in San Diego on Monday February 26 and at his resting place with the love of his life, near Westville, Florida on March 4, 2024.The family suggests memorials be directed to:The Glenner Center, San Diego, CalifShriner Hospitals for Children Mt Soledad Veterans Memorial Assn, San Diego

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Kathleen Ann Keeley

Oct 27, 1947 - Feb 21, 2024

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San Diego, CA

Kathleen Ann Keeley (nee Kisczik), 76, of San Diego, California, passed away on February 21, 2024. She was born on October 27, 1947, in New York City, New York. Kathy was a friendly and outgoing individual with a bubbly personality. She was known for her loving nature and was a dear friend to many. Kathy was deeply devoted to her Christian faith and had a strong love for Jesus. She proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from 1966 to 1968. After her military service, Kathy pursued a career as a caretaker, where she dedicated herself to helping others. Kathy is survived by her son, Michael Keeley, and his wife, Dolly Tan; grandson James Keeley; granddaughter Nadine Keeley; brother Joseph Kisczik; sister Colleen Reynard; nieces Liane Meyer and Jeanine Reynard; and nephews Shawn Reynard and Aaron Reynard. She is preceded in death by her mother, Virginia Kisczik, and her father, Samuel Kisczik. Kathy enjoyed Bible study, reading, watching television, collecting various items, singing in the church choir, and visiting friends. She worshiped at Midland Assembly of God in Midland, MI. Services for Kathy will be held at Featheringill Mortuary in San Diego on March 11th at 10 a.m., followed by a gravesite service at Miramar National Cemetery at 2:15 p.m. Featheringill Mortuary in San Diego, CA, is assisting with the arrangements for Kathy's services.

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