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PASSAGES: ALZHEIMER'S CLAIMS LIFE OF ATTORNEY S. MYRON “MIKE” KLARFELD, HUSBAND OF COUNCILWOMAN MARTI EMERALD

 

February 27, 2011 (San Diego)--S. Myron “Mike” Klarfeld, 83, died February 23 in the arms of his wife, Councilmember Marti Emerald, after a long struggle with Alhzeimer’s disease. An attorney for 54 years, first in Massachusetts and later California, he is remembered as a champion of justice.

 

His longtime colleague in the law, famed attorney F. Lee Bailey, once wrote that Mike Klarfeld was a “barrister extraordinaire, who is damned near as nuts as I am.”


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PASSAGES: ESCONDIDO FAMILY GRIEVES DEATHS OF SOMALI PIRATE VICTIMS

 

February 23, 2011 (Escondido) – Jean and Scott Adam, a Southern California couple, have been killed by Somali pirates after being taken hostage last week off the coast of Oman. Phyllis Mackay and Robert Riggle of Seattle also died during an exchange of gunfire between their captors and the U.S. Navy.

 

“Our loved ones were tragically taken from us and our hearts are broken,” said a statement issued by the Sem family of Escondido, relatives of Scott Adam. 


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PASSAGES: RETIRED FIRE CAPTAIN DANIEL ALPHONSE IGNOSCI, 1940-2011

 

January 27, 2011 (Deerhorn Valley) – Daniel Alphonse Ignosci, a retired San Diego Fire Department captain and long-time resident of Deerhorn Valley, died January 7, 2011 at age 70.


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PASSAGES: L.A. TIMES SAN DIEGO EDITOR, AUTHOR & TEACHER DALE FETHERLING DIES AFTER HEART SURGERY

January 25, 2011 (San Diego) – Dale Fetherling, one of San Diego’s most prominent journalists and authors, died January 18 at Kaiser Foundation Hospital from complications following heart surgery.

 

Fetherling helped establish the Los Angeles Times’ San Diego County edition in 1978, serving as editor until the publication closed in 1992. He covered some of our region’s biggest stories including the 1978 PSA plane crash, the 1984 McDonald’s massacre, and the trial of Mayor Roger Hedgecock.


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PASSAGES: CYNTHIA CLAY, SERVICE DOG TRAINER

 

January 17, 2010 (Poway) – Ramona resident Cynthia Clay, founder of Clay’s Canine Sidekicks and Leashes for Leaving, died Christmas night, December 25th, one day before her 58th birthday.

“Cyndy, while seriously disabled herself, created and managed over the years two service dog training groups,” said Hope Goodwin, a client who owns a service dog obtained through Clay. “I believe that Cyndy's training group is the only one in the U.S. that teaches the disabled how to train their own Service Dogs,” she said of the two-year program.


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PASSAGES: SOCCER COACH HOWIE HAWVER LOSES BATTLE WITH LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE

December 23, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – Howie Hawver, former soccer coach at Grossmont College and Patrick Henry High School, died December 5th following a two-year battle with Amyotrphic Lateral Schlerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 27th at St. Andrew’s, 8350 Lake Murray Blvd.


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