Obituaries

Mark LeRoy Hansen, 66

Mark Hansen was born to Leroy & Connie Hansen of Escondido, California on May 29, 1954. As a child Mark was always interested in how things work. At the age of 12, he converted the family garden tractor into a dune buggy. When Mark was 16 years old, he acquired his very first VW bug which he converted to a […]

Doris (Thurston) Parker, 91

Doris Louise (Thurston) Parker, beloved by family, friends and countless others whose lives she administered to and championed during years of private and public service, passed quietly on January 24, 2021 . She was 91 years old. Mrs. Parker was born in Louisville, Kentucky on May 7, 1929. She and her family moved to Los Angeles in 1943. She graduated […]

Patricia Ann Fuselier, 73

Patricia Ann Fuselier, 73, of Escondido, passed away Thursday February 4, 2021 after a courageous battle against non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.  Born on April 14, 1947 in Cape Town, South Africa, she was the only child of the late Hilda Blundell and Baden Solomon. Patricia graduated from Plumstead High School, Cape Town, at the age of 16.  In 1971, she and two […]

Rosalie “Rose” Gwen Hofer, 72

Rosalie “Rose” Gwen Hofer passed away on January 20, 2021 in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was 72. Rose Hofer was born on August 26 1948 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois to Jacqueline Pearl (Johnston) Hofer and James Hershel Hofer. In 1966 Rose married Stephen John Elbert and after a short time they moved to St. Louis, Missouri before moving to San […]

Patricia Jo Sands, 87

March 24, 1933 to January 20, 2021  If there was a whisper of music playing, her ears were tuned in. If there was an opening in the conversation for a colorful anecdote, she would fill the gap. Her stories and jokes always entertained, even when she was the only audience.  Her nursing career spanned 30 years, traveling throughout north San […]

Albert Pelegrino Sarno, Lt. Col, USAF (Ret), 102

Albert Pelegrino Sarno, Lt. Col, USAF (Retired), of 418 Sarno Place, Escondido, passed away on January 19, 2021 at the age of 102.  Lt. Col. Sarno was born on November 18, 1918 in Avellino, Italy to Giacchino Sarno and Concetta Quatretta Sarno. He emigrated to the United States in childhood and was raised in Westport, Connecticut. He entered the military […]

Marilyn Anne McCurdy

After a long and happy life, Marilyn Anne McCurdy died peacefully on December 23, 2020 in Grand Junction, Colorado.   Born August 22, 1931 in San Diego, California, she was the daughter of the late J. Frank and Barbara McCurdy. She graduated from Grossmont High School in 1949 and went on to attend San Diego State University (then San Diego […]

Andrew P. Wilson, 73

Rosary/Viewing 3PM – 7PM 01/28/21 at Alhiser-Comer Escondido Graveside Services Santa Ysabel Indian Mission 10AM 1/30/21

Dawn Wilcox, 91

Dawn Wilcox, nee Margaret Dawn Elsbury Winter, died peacefully in her sleep on December 26, 2020 in the Rancho Palos Verdes home of her daughter Susan.   Mrs. Wilcox was born in Carlisle, England on March 18, 1929 to Charles Elsbury Winter and Margaret Pearl Winter, nee Wilson.  She attended the Carlisle and County High School for Girls and then […]

Joyce Weaver, 94

Joyce Weaver left this earth on November 6, 2020 to be with her loving husband of 66 years, mother, father, brother and sisters. Mrs. Weaver was 94 and was born in Nottingham, England.  She proudly served in the Royal Navy during WWII where she met her life partner Albert Weaver, who was serving in the U.S. Navy in London. After […]


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