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Robert Tavis Arballo, 83 TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, NEW MEXICO — Robert Tavis Arballo died Monday, April 27, 2009 at New Mexico Veteran’s Home in Truth or Consequences, N.M.
He was born January 8, 1926 in Encinitas, Calif. Robert lived in Truth or Consequences for the past 15 years. He graduated from San Dieguito High School in 1943 and joined the U.S. Army Infantry shortly thereafter. He was a Staff Sergeant, and was seriously wounded while serving in Germany. He was recalled after having been discharged and served in Korea until 1951. He received three Bronze Service Stars for having engaged in three combat campaigns. Robert served as a San Diego County Sheriff for over 20 years.
Robert was the son of Loreto and Isobel Arballo of Del Mar, Calif. He is survived by his sister, Mary Magana; brother, William; and nieces, Loreta Arballo, Teresa Barth, and Luana Gonzales; and a nephew, Charles Magana. Military services were held at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in Point Loma, where his ashes are inurned.
March 29, 2009
Edward “Ted” Cozens, 82, of Encinitas, died on March 18, 2009, after a long struggle with emphysema.
He was born to Bert and Grace Cozens, their fourth son, on May 19, 1926, in Oceanside, California. Ted was an outstanding student in the Encinitas Elementary School District. He set a record of achieving the highest marks possible (A) in all subjects in grades seven through twelve at San Dieguito Junior and Senior High School. He acquired additional education at Cal Tech as well as UCLA.
He served his country aboard a Navy destroyer in the South Pacific during World War II. After his World War II service, he joined his father and brother in the construction business, “BG Cozens and Sons”, formerly “Cozens and Hammond.”
Both the Cozens and the Hammond families arrived in Encinitas in the 1880’s, wherein Tom Cozens met and married Annie Hammond. In the 1950’s, Ted and close friend, Harry Phillips, traveled to Mexico City on a vacation where both met, and subsequently married lovely Mexican Senoritas.
In the 1960’s, Ted’s health began to deteriorate when he was diagnosed with severe emphysema, which he battled the remainder of his life. His nephew, Tom Cozens, devoted thousands of hours in recent years keeping Ted as comfortable as possible as his health declined.
Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law Robert and Patricia Cozens, his sister and brother-in-law Ann and Gerald Largent, and their extended families. A private Memorial will be held in the near future.
—San Diego Union-Tribune
May 28, 1922 — Dec. 23, 2006
Marcelina Rubalcaba, 84, of Escondido died Saturday. She was born in Durango, Mexico, and was a homemaker.
Survivors include her sons, Bernardino Rubalcaba Jr. of Escondido and Robert Rubalcaba of San Diego; sister, Petra Martinez of Escondido; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.
Services: noon Wednesday, El Camino Memorial, Sorrento Valley Chapel, 5600 Carroll Canyon Road, San Diego.
Interment: El Camino Memorial Park.
Donations: American Heart Association, 9404 Genesee Ave., Suite 240, La Jolla, CA 92037.
18 November 1925 — 3 September 2010
October 14, 1925 – April 11, 2019
Harry H. Hodie’ Zimmerman, Jr.
October 14, 1925 – April 11, 2019
San Diego – Harry was born in San Diego, and lived with his parents, Gaile and Harry H. Zimmerman, Sr., in Encinitas during his childhood.
He graduated from San Dieguito High School in 1942. Along with many others of the Greatest Generation, he enlisted in the Navy and served as a Radio Operator aboard the USS Brock, in the Pacific theater during WWII. After the war, he attended Oceanside-Carlsbad Junior College and completed his education at Woodbury Business College in Los Angeles. He was an Auditor for the US Government throughout his professional career.
For twenty years, he worked weekends, as a Lifeguard for the State, at Moonlight and Cardiff beaches. He and his friends were among the first legends to surf our coast.
In 1949, he married the love of his life, Natalia Collins, and they shared 66 years of happiness together.
Hodie had many interests which kept him occupied during his retirement. He grew tomatoes, baked bread, played chess, and read hundreds of books. Music was a major part of his life. He played the ukulele and banjo, and when not playing, listened to his wide collection of music. He also traveled around the U.S. Southwest and Europe.
He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Natalia; his sister, Marie Ferrel Zeck, and three of his four first cousins. He is survived by his daughter, Patricia Masson (Richard); son, Wayne Zimmerman (Ellen); grandchildren, Damien Masson, Melanie Pencet (Philippe), Harmony Harriman (Carl), and Nicholas Zimmerman (Stacy), and eight great-grandchildren.
He was a man of faith, and had an exemplary ability to show his unconditional love and acceptance of his family, his friends, and all those he encountered during his journey through life. He was our Patriarch, and always available to anyone in need. His wit and easy-going manner are unforgettable.
There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, June 8, at 11:00 am, at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 5050 Milton St., San Diego 92110. Reception immediately following.