My friend,my carpenter partner,my wing man miss you but will see you again we will have good times just like we we did here.watching out for Danny andJi
From Jenna Summers on August 30th, 2020
Mike was my neighbor and my kindergarten sweetheart. We were great friends when we were young and told each other we would get married some day. We always took our naps next to each other in Kindergarten. I miss our childhood love and sweet dreams. I was so sad that we drifted apart as we got older. I love you Mike. Always have, always will.
On Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, Ms. Patti Chastain passed away at her parents' home in Cathedral City. She was born in Oak Harbor, WA, and continued her education in San Diego. She worked many years in banking as a branch manager. She is survived by her parents, Floyd and Nancy Quine, brother Rick Jones and wife Pam, daughter Tricia, and two grandchildren, Eva and Cash.
Apple Valley - A funeral service for Tracey M. Dickerson, 53 of Apple Valley, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 11, 2010 at Law-Baker Funeral Home with Pastors Tom and Carol Myers officiating. Burial will follow in Hanover Cemetery.
Tracey died December 7, 2010 at her residence. She was born July 20, 1957, in Chula Vista, CA to the late Donald A. and Kathleen M. (Smith) MacNintch.
Tracey was the former Autism Parent Coordinator for Knox County. She created and developed the Special Education Parent Support Group for East Knox School District.
Tracey was executive secretary for Williams and Associates, San Diego, CA; owner/operator Phone Bank, San Diego, CA and Academic Human Resource Technician for Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA.
Tracey was a loving and devoted wife and mother. She loved her children and they were the pride of her life. She cared about people, believed that all people are equal and was an advocate for improving education for all children. She will be missed by all that knew her.
She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Donald "Wayne" Dickerson of Apple Valley whom she married on October 17, 1981; daughter, Kelly Jane Dickerson and son Evan Dickerson, both of the home, brother, Bruce MacNintch of Chula Vista, CA; sister, Heather MacNintch of Chula Vista, CA; mother-in-law, Nancy Mathis of Newark; brother-in-law, Steven Dickerson of Mexico; sister-in-law, Pam Lasure of Newark.
Thomas Evan Frank
June 1, 1957 ~ February 3, 2015
Tom was born and raised in San Diego, CA to his loving parents, Patricia and Edward. He grew up with his two sisters, Kris and Kate, and spent much of his childhood with his grandfather in Chula Vista. Tom graduated from Hilltop High School in 1975 and attended college in Orange County before embarking into a career in hotel engineering - including working for Hyatt Regency Los Angeles where he met Becky. In 1990, they moved to Monterey as Tom had accepted the position of Director of Engineering at the new DoubleTree Hotel; now Portola Hotel & Spa. Tom worked there for over 18-years and fostered warm and authentic relationships with his colleagues who became his friends. Tom's varied interests included sailing, skiing, fishing, watching movies, and traveling. He was proud of and devoted to his family, was dedicated to his work, and loved to make people laugh. Tom's friendly personality and genuine nature always stood out and left a positive impression on people's lives.
He is survived by his wife, Becky Frank, son, Christopher Frank, daughter, Catherine Frank and his daughter, Jennifer Frank, his sisters, Kris Frank and Kate Frank.
I first noticed something special about Tom in Mr. Price's 5th grade class at Hilltop Elementary. We were supposed to bring in something we made, most were pretty basic items. Tom brought in a small electric fan that he made out of a shoebox, wires, resistors, an electric motor and a battery pack, compeletely soldered and wired...it worked like a champ. We started hanging around together and, by 9th grade, we had already wired the west half of the buildings at Hilltop Jr High for closed circuit TV, and we ran the Audio Visual projectors and tape machines (which means we hurriedly set up the classes and then hightailed it off campus to the deli store next door and often hid out in the drill tower at Fire Station #2 for a half hour - my Dad was a Captain there.)Tom lived with his Grandad on Robert Avenue, across the street from Wes Irwin. Grandad would take us camping out to Kitchen Creek and we hauled motorcycles along. Tom let me ride his Honda Trail 90. Later he got this red Honda XL175 and I took the above photo of him on the maiden ride at the Board of Ed lot on J Street, next to the fire station. (BTW, Tom's Grandad also brewed his own beer at home...heh heh)
Tom's birthday was June 1st I think, mine was June 25th. So, when we turned 16, he got his driver's license a couple weeks before me, and just before my DMV driving test, he took me on the driving route that the DMV testers used. So, I got to practice everything before my test.
Tom was a gifted, giving person. He shared everything he had with Wes, Rick next door and me. He and Wes got me a job at FedMart on Plaza Blvd, where they both worked. Tom never stopped giving. It's no wonder he became an engineer in his career...he was a genius. He had that '55 Chevy, later a '67 Camaro...he and Grandad also restored a small Datsun convertible roadster. Always, building, inventing....
We last emailed each other in about 2003 or so, but never got together in person.
Sad to read about his passing. What an incredibly talented, great guy and a great friend.
i never believed you were gone. You were my first love and I will always love you
From Pep Lamadrid on June 19th, 2016
I knew Steve when we went to Mueller elementary school in the late sixties. He had the looks that all the girls would gravitate to. But his claim to fame was his ability to run with a football. I also knew he played pop warner and in high school. I don't know how we became friends but there's this one moment I will never forget going to Disneyland with the boys club in Chula Vista. We got there before the gates opened and planned to run to the Pirates of the Carribean before anyone else got there. We take off. Damn Steve was fast! But that morning I was faster. Imagine that, me running faster than Steve Gantz! Steve was just a cool dude who I looked up to just because he was a cool dude. If anyone knows how he passed away, please email me email@example.com. Rest in peace Steve.
From Brent Richins on September 22nd, 2015
I didn't know Steve well but was very aware of him through PoP Warner Football where Steve was a legend. Steve wasn't the biggest player on the field but one of the toughest. I still have memories watching Steve run the ball and wishing I could run like that. RIP you are not forgotten.
DeLynn Gayanne Green Gawron April 10, 1957 - May 28, 2015 CHULA VISTA -- DeLynn Gayanne Green Gawron passed away May 28, 2015, at Kaiser Hospital San Diego. Born April 10, 1957, in Kodiak, Alaska (territory). She graduated from Hilltop High School in 1975 and San Diego State in 1979. She was a life member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. After graduation, she worked for the U.S. Customs Department. In 1985, she was selected as one of 100 Air Marshals, of which only 15 were women, into the new FAA Air Marshal program. She moved to San Francisco and was in charge of airport security inspections at seven airports. Her job also required her to fly all over the world to inspect security in foreign nations, often in relation to the visits by former President Reagan. She returned to San Diego and became an investigator for the Department of Defense. She was a life member of Chula Vista OES, a majority member of the Chula Vista Rainbow Girls and was a Girl Scout.
She married John Gawron September 11, 1988. She is survived by her husband, John and sons, Christopher (16) and Jamie (9), stepdaughters, Kia and Karen, and granddaughters Mariah, Haven and Gabi. She is also survived by her parents, Katherine (Kumpf) and Herbert Green, her brother, Scott (Jane) Green, nieces Kathryn (Patrick) Hrezo, Kristen (Dustin) Capps, nephew Scott Green Jr., grandnephew, Jase Connor Hrezo, and several cousins and in-laws. DeLynn chose to donate her body to the UCSD Cancer Research Center.
Ray passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, February 19, 2008. Ray was born at Coronado Hospital on June 1, 1957, where he resided until the age of four, when his family relocated to the Hilltop area of Chula Vista. He attended Hilltop High School and resided in Chula Vista all of his life. He is survived by his wife Janet Gray of Chula Vista, CA; mother Margaret Gray of Anaheim, CA; brother Robert and sister-in-law Laurie Gray of Signal Hill, CA; sister Peggy and brother-in-law Rick Sullivan of Walnut Grove, CA. He is also survived by father-in-law Bert McKinney of Wirtz, VA; sister-in -law Rema Martin of Wirtz, VA; sister and brother-in-law Brenda and Bruce Fink of Chula Vista, CA; nieces Andrea, Kristina, Autumn and Sylvia Fink and Megan Martinez of Chula Vista, and nephews Timothy and Barry Fink. Predeceased by father William Gray and brothers William, Jr. and Richard, mother-in-law Elvia McKinney, and brother-in-law Wilbert Martin.
Cynthia died of colon cancer which spread to her liver and / or maybe her pancreas too. I think it was about 4 1/2 years ago. She was in remission for a couple of years.
The last time she came down was for a reunion of the 76 class, she stayed over night with Phil and I. It was right after she learned the cancer had come back. Cynthia, Linda and I drove around the old neighborhood and then to Rosebank to reminisce. She wanted to go in the ocean before she died so we went Coronado Beach and ran into the surf... We ate at an awesome Thai place in Coronado and talked for hours. A few months later Linda and I got a letter from her telling us "goodbye" the chemo hadn't worked. I called her and her husband answered. He said she was having a "hard day" but Cynthia said she wanted to talk. We had a sad but beautiful conversation. We shared memories about growing up, family and we got to say goodbye to each other . A few days later husband called me to tell us she passed. He thanked me for calling and talking with her it had lifted her spirits. For me, it was a blessing to be able tell her how much Linda and I love her, and know she was at peace . It was one of those conversations I will never forget! Her younger sister Lana also passed away very young too . She had breast cancer. I think it was in the late 90's.
I remember Carol when I was a Hilltop Sophmore, she was a Junior, and I went to my first Hilltop High dance and had no clue what I was doing there. She knew my older brother and some of my older friends and pulled me out to the dance floor with a big smile on her face and said "just relax!" I ended up dancing with all the other sophomore girls that night but everytime I saw Carol in the halls afer that we just sort of smiled and nodded, I was a 1,000 years younger than her and just a kid brother, as it is in high school. But I've never forgotten her kindness. She was just always nice to me in a distant and big sister kind of way. Thanks Carol, and God Bless You Always.
From Rich ,Gordy Lopez on November 16th, 2020
A very beautiful person and Queen .
From Laura Hastings on May 8th, 2019
We will miss you forever our sweet, beloved Queen.
Fly with the angels you Sweet Thang.
Lifeguard, firefighter, fisherman, adventurer. Son, brother, husband, friend. Different things to different people. Loved and missed by all. Knowing you has made me a better person. Living without you is a daily challenge. Ride with the wind sweetness and let that big chrome heart of yours shine down on all your friends that you left behind. "As big as a House!" Jillmo
I still can't believe that Mark is gone. I've known him since before kindergarten since we grew up around the corner from each other in Chula Vista. Of all my classmates, Mark and I and Julie Phair Hansmann were the only ones who ended up in Santa Cruz together. I wish I'd had more time with Mark, one of the greatest guys ever. Truly, I don't think anyone ever said a bad word about Mark, not even his siblings Skeets and Mindy. Abrazos, Amigo
Surf chick...San Diego State Parties, "gotta lay out" before getting ready, What's another 4-5 hours BAKING in the sun.??..Vodka gimlets...what I would give to have one more night out with you and Laurie G.
...hawaiian shirts tied at the midriff with ..... I miss those days....We had the system downnnn! Friday Night Party Farming - Drive down Sunset Cliffs Blvd for example...street by street - one would look to the left and all the way down, the other the right...see a block packed with cars? BINGOOO - crash the party!
Kathy, you were such a trip. Going out with you two was always an adventure - I will never forget you! Just remembering how you would talk makes me laugh, and come on!... you thought you were the ****! And guess what? you were! "Borrowing clothes"...I just wanted to be like you!
It has been years since I saw you and Laurie and then reading this here, wtf happened to you? No fair! We still had things to do, places to go!! I hope you were happy and maybe in love? Well....I can't wait to see you again on the other side...we're gonna party like it's 1975!
xoxo Lisa D
I only recently heard about 'Suze', we were friends from Hilltop Jr. High thru Hilltop High, then as we know everyone parts ways and starts life. Suze had the greatest smile, sweetest disposition and was always one of those friends you'd hope would be in one of your classes. Suze, me and a host of others had a blast in Mr. Lisle's 11th Grade Biology class, will never forget it. I am sorry it took so long for me to hear about her passing since it seems like I just saw her yesterday. So long Susan, but to me always, 'Suze' ... actually 'Suuuuze' which I met her with every time saw each other.
From Steven Mannis on January 26th, 2016
My sister Susan Mannis died of breast cancer in 2010. She was still single and living in the Bay Area. She died just 3 months after my mom died. By coincidence, my mom’s sister just passed away and 3 months later, her youngest son (same age as Susan) died of cancer.