In Memoriam : Leo L. McGuire Sr.

In Memoriam : Leo L. McGuire Sr.

Leo L. McGuire Sr., born May 21, 1918, in Carnegie, PA, passed away December 1, 2007. He was raised by his mother, an Irish-born immigrant. They lived with his grandparents, who operated a coal mine. During the Great Depression, the mine closed. Leo’s mother, Mary Theresa McGuire, had heard that Irish women could get jobs in […]

Anna Barbara Petersen

Anna Barbara Petersen passed away October 8 at Sun City Convalescent Center. Born to Herman and Barbara Henning on January 3, 1913, in Jackson Heights, Queens County, NY, Anna was married to Capt. John T. Petersen on August 4, 1935, in New York City. Her husband of 67 years predeceased her on October 10, 2002. […]

Peter Hale Buchanan

Peter Hale Buchanan, 69, passed away April 25, 2007, in Escondido, CA. Born September 7, 1937, in Quebec, Canada, he was a 19-year resident of Temecula. Peter grew up in Canada, where he enjoyed sports and outdoor activities, especially sailing, skiing and hockey. After a stint as a “ski burn” in Aspen, he received a […]

Lorena Barraza

Lorena Barraza, 21, passed away April 21, 2007, in a car accident on State Route 76 in San Diego County. Born April 6, 1986, in Fallbrook, CA, she was an area resident her whole life. Ms. Barraza was a student at California State University, San Marcos. She was also a member of St. Catherine’s Church […]

Richard C. Brabec, CDR, USN (Ret.)

Former Murrieta resident Richard C. Brabec, CDR, USN (Ret.), 76, passed away at home in the arms of his family Saturday, February 17, 2007, after a brief battle with cancer. Richard was born November 13, 1930, in Pipestone, MN, to Margaret and Tony Brabec. He attended Washburn High School in Minneapolis and the University of […]

Haim Tabakman, 91

Longtime Temecula resident Haim Daniel Tabakman died peacefully at his home on December 13, 2006, at the age of 91. Born on August 15, 1915, in Lodz, Poland, Mr. Tabakman immigrated to Israel in 1917 and later graduated from London University in 1938 with a degree in aeronautical engineering. He became a US citizen in […]

Judy Moramarco, pioneer businesswoman

TEMECULA — With family at her side, beloved longtime resident and 35-year Temecula Valley business entrepreneur Judy Moramarco passed away peacefully December 23 at the age of 74. She was born Helen Barclay Walsh on March 16, 1932, in Los Angeles. Her parents, James and Mary, lived in Westwood but moved to Hollywood when her […]

Ann Shirley Rossi

Ann Shirley Rossi, 69, passed away on February 14, 2006, in Bonsall, CA, of breast cancer. She was born on May 31, 1936, in Hawthorne, WI. Mrs. Rossi was a resident of Fallbrook, CA, for many years before moving to Bonsall, where she has resided for the past five years. Mrs. Rossi was a co-owner […]