Obituary Space is available for obituaries of residents and former residents.
• An “In Memoriam” column is available free of charge. Limited to name, mutual number and date of death.
• An obituary with or without photo is available free of charge for the first 250 words. Additional words will be charged at the rate of 20¢ per word. Notices written by the news staff will be free and no more than 250 words.
• Notices from mortuaries and non-GRF members will be printed exactly as submitted and charged at the non-member classified advertising rate, $10.45 for the first 12 words and 20¢ for each additional word.
• Bordered, decorative obituaries and eulogies are available in any size at the prevailing display advertising rate.
• Obituaries may be published as news articles when the person has been a member of the Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors, or when, in the opinion of the managing editor, the passing of a person is newsworthy to a sufficiently large number of GRF members.
• A “Card of Thanks” section is available in the classified section of the News at the member classified advertising rate, $6.60 for the first 12 words and 20¢ per word thereafter, for persons wanting to express their thanks for help during bereavement, sickness, etc.
A celebration of life for Alex Brett, will be held Sunday, July 27, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. RSVP to 598-4056.
Services for Helen Marlow, former resident of Mutual 15, will be held today, July 17, at 5 p.m. at Church of Our Fathers, Forest Lawn, Cypress.
Kaminsky, Nellie Irene
Nellie Irene Kaminsky, née Stark, 90, formerly of Mutual 11, passed away from natural causes on May 13, 2014, in Vista, Calif.
Cherished wife for 43 years to the late Adam Kaminsky; loving mother of the late Barbara Jean (Brent) Kruse, James Adam (Diana) Kaminsky, and Janice Lee Schmitz; beloved daughter of the late Helen (Lanham) and Joseph Stark; devoted sister of the late Robert Stark; proud grandmother of Carol Ann Garreffa, Robert M. (Theresa) Kruse, Mark S. Kruse, Amber L. Kaminsky (Andrew) Bermond, Jason J. (Maritza) Kaminsky, Laura A. Kaminsky, Maegan Schmitz, Daniel Schmitz, and Christian Schmitz; dearest great-grandmother of Nicholas Garreffa, James Garreffa, Rick Steyer, Michael Garreffa, Daniel Kruse, Evan Bermond, Owen Bermond; loving great-great-grandmother of Tyler Garreffa and Nathan Steyer; fond sister-in-law to many; and aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.
Nellie was a wonderful hostess, the life of the party, friend to all, and always kept the conversation going.
Nellie was born in Champaign, Ill., but moved to Chicago before she was 8. She lived in Whiting, Ind., from 1957 until Adam’s death in 1990 when she moved to Leisure World, where she greatly enjoyed her retirement life.
She was loved by many and will be missed by more.
Friends and family are invited to meet Monday, July 21, from 2 p.m. until the memorial service at 4:30 p.m. at Whiting United Methodist Church, 1920 Clark St., Whiting, Ind., with Pastor Pete Ward officiating. Interment will be private.
For further information regarding services, contact Owens-Ruzich Funeral Home at (219) 659-0417 or (219) 659-0018.
Irene Elizabeth Samaria Quesinberry was born to Rush and Hilda Quesinberry on Dec. 6, 1921, in an area of Los Angeles that later became Van Nuys.
Irene was born into a family that attended the First Church of the Brethren in Los Angeles and in fact her parents had met at church. It was also at a Church of the Brethren that she first saw Joseph Forror and told her girlfriends to “hold me back!”
Joe and Irene were married on June 7, 1941, and set up household in San Diego.
Irene was kept busy with church and post office functions as well as raising two daughters, Constance (Connie) and Carol.
Irene also loved to read, crochet and sew. The family travelled and camped every summer and this helped to instill a travel bug and a love of the outdoors in their girls.
After Joe’s retirement in 1974 as assistant postmaster of San Diego, Irene and Joe travelled frequently to Hawaii, with Kauai being their favorite island. In 1993, Joe and Irene moved to Leisure World, where Joe passed away in 1998 after a prolonged illness.
Although Irene was going blind from macular degeneration, she kept a positive attitude and remained active in her church until the last few years, and was also a joy to friends and family for her remarkable wit and intelligence. She will be missed.
Irene departed this life surrounded by family and friends on July 6, 2014, and was predeceased by her two brothers and her beloved husband.
She is survived by her sisters Bertha Cole and Jan (Jack) Osborn; her daughters; Connie (Harvey) Good, Carol (Bill Lingley) Scott; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A memorial service for her will be held July 27 at 11 a.m. in Clubhouse 4.
Jimmie Kinnee 94
Kenneth Clark 67
Kenneth Sather 85
Frederick Loetterle 69
Evelyn Lindsey 88
Sylvia Jones 82
Joseph Routledge 94
Thomas Watson 67
John Edwards 65
Timothy Welch 66
Virginia Good 88
Katherine Bivona 92
Doris Berra 70
Marvin Hall 79
Dolores West 85
Ruperto Gonzalez 88
Derek Martin 62
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