TOERNER, SEAN JOSEPH Sean Joseph Toerner, 53, of Temecula, CA, passed away on January 12, 2013 in Temecula, California. He was preceded in death by his father John, and his brother-in law J.P., and is survived by his wife Paula, and children Justin and Georgie; mother Patt; mother-in-law Jean; brothers and sisters Jack, Missy, Tom, Kathleen, Carol, Kevin and Chris; a host of loving and admiring nieces, nephews and family members; and family dog Heidi. Sean was born in Burbank, California to John and Patricia Toerner on July 30, 1959. He attended Notre Dame and Cleveland high schools, and California State University, Northridge. He worked as a District Manager for Sears. Sean played baseball at CSU Northridge, where he was named NCAA Division II All-American second baseman in 1980. The San Francisco Giants drafted him in the 18th round of the 1980 amateur draft, and he played on their minor league teams from 1981-1983 until his baseball career was ended due to injury. He coached youth baseball for 13 years, and was also an avid golfer. The funeral service will be held at St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church, 41875 C Street, Temecula, CA 92592 on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Jerry Overbeck officiating. A reception will follow immediately after the service in the church hall. Heartfelt thanks from the Toerner family to the many friends who have offered their sympathy and support-we love you all. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Toerner Children fund, c/o Paula Toerner, at Wells Fargo Bank, account #3464705403.
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Published in U-T San Diego on January 17, 2013