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MURPHY, ELNA ELIZABETH Sept. 14, 1938 to April 10, 2009 Elna Elizabeth Murphy, 70, of San Diego (Mira Mesa) peacefully passed on April 10th. Survived by her son, Michael Patrick and daughter, Cathleen Ann; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Services 10 a.m. on April 24th, Good Shepherd Catholic Church 8200 Gold Coast Dr., San Diego.
—obituary published in San Diego Union-Tribune 21 April 2009
Submitted by Betsy Schreiber
January 17, 1938 -September 01, 2010
Submitted by Betsy Schreiber
“I regret to say that Kent passed away Feb 15, 2018 at the age of 79. He was married to Marianne C. Stephens for over 2 years.”
Submitted by family member.
George T. Van Es peacefully left this world to be with his heavenly father on Thursday October 29, 2009 at the age of 71. He was born in Highland Park Illinois on July 26, 1938. He graduated from San Dieguito High School in California in 1956 and earned the distinction of Eagle Scout in his youth. He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball club as a Pitcher. He served in the United States Navy before starting his career as a Planner at Solar. After spending many years in California he moved to Austin in 1979 where he worked at Tracor/BAE Systems until he retired. He was known as a very gentle and kind man to everyone that knew him. He was known by countless names: Dad, Grandpa, Uncle George and George, he was an inspiration to all. He had a love for baseball, cribbage, and most of all for his family. He lived everyday of his life to the fullest. He was preceded in death by his father Frans, mother Jackie, and sister Jean. He has left behind and will someday be reunited with his loving wife of 33 years, Sharon Van Es. He was a devoted husband, dad, and friend.
He is survived by his 4 children, Barbara Oliver (Tim); George R. Van Es Haw; Robert Van Es (Connie) and Robin Van Es Reyes (Craig). He was blessed with 9 beautiful grandchildren who were his pride and joy; Tom Oliver, Michael Oliver (Ashley), Anthony Haw, Alyssa Haw, Britany Lopez, Chase Reyes whom he loved to watch play piano, Deven Reyes whom he recently watched hit a home run, Gage Reyes who he watched play t-ball as often as his health would allow and Andrew Van Es. He played a special role in the lives of Chris Birmingham (Danielle, Cierra, Carlie & Colton) and Michelle Birmingham (Caleb & Cash) as well as 17 loving nephews and nieces. He is also survived by his brothers; Paul Van Es (Nanette) & Sonny Van Es (Pat) and sisters Barbara Guerruero, Marianne Gibson and countless other friends. George had a love for life and a giving heart, he taught much to many and he will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He put up a brave and courageous battle against Parkinson’s disease. We mourn OUR loss but know he is now at peace with his Savior. A celebration of his life will be held at Victory Baptist Church, 1775 Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park, TX 78613, on Friday November 6, 2009 at 6:30 in the evening. Upon his request a barbeque will be held for friends and family at our home, 1201 Faber Dr. Pflugerville, TX on Saturday November 7th, 2009 at 1:00.
Published in the Austin American-Statesman, Texas, November 1, 2009
Patrick Willson Fulton March 29, 1939 – March 31, 2016 San Diego, CA
Countless superlatives have been used to describe Patrick Willson Fulton since he passed away on March 31st. Wonderful, remarkable, unequalled, and indomitable are just some of the words describing his character. As a husband, father, grandfather, friend, and mentor, he was inspirational, wise, optimistic, and caring. Universally well-liked, Pat will be missed by this world.
Pat was born March 29th, 1939 in South Pasadena, CA and left this life at the age of 77 in Civitavecchia, Italy after a decade’s long bout with a rare form of non-hodgkin lymphoma known as Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia. His untimely death occurred while traveling abroad and enjoying life to the end with his beloved wife of 46 years, Joan nee Schminke.
Pat is survived by daughter Jennifer Elfenbein, sons Peter (wife Jennifer Stephens) and David (wife Tiara Wulandari), grandchildren Lucas, Lila, and Dylan, brother Michael (wife Judy), sister-in-law Paula Julianel (husband Volney), and nieces and nephews.
Most of Pat’s life was spent in Southern California. Raised in South Pasadena and then Del Mar, Pat graduated from San Dieguito High School in 1956 and Maine Maritime Academy in Castine in 1959, both with his dear brother Mike. He served seven years in the U.S. Merchant Marine and then continued his engineering career with General Electric working at the U.S. Navy Nuclear Reactor Facility in Idaho Falls. This ultimately brought him back home to San Diego where he served as Vice President for Performance Contracting Inc., a leading insulation firm. Pat contributed to the construction of numerous U.S. Navy and Commercial vessels at NASSCO. This work he found enormously gratifying and continued as a consultant into his last years.
In addition to his occupation, Pat found time to excel at golf and other hobbies including coaching youth soccer and supporting all three of his children in youth theatre. He also never gave up hope that his favorite sports teams the Chargers, Padres, and SDSU Aztecs would one day win a Championship for San Diego (some things just aren’t meant to be).
As is evidenced by his fandom, Pat was an eternal optimist and this outlook was not lost on anyone who met him. He loved people and people loved him. He never lost his zest for life even in the face of illness which visited him often during his final years.
Interment at El Camino Cemetery will be private with a Celebration of Pat’s life to be held on Saturday, April 23rd, 2 PM at ZLAC Rowing Club, 1111 Pacific Beach Dr., San Diego 92109. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to Maine Maritime Academy, San Diego Junior Theatre, or Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia.