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Attili, Antoinette Marie (Gazzilli) - La Jolla  
Nettie Attili, beloved mother, sister and special friend, succumbed to cancer on January 20, 2015, at Thornton Hospital. Nettie was born on May 10, 1941, in Utica, New York, to Lawrence and Mary Gazzilli and was the oldest of five children. She attended local schools and, in 1961, she married Frank Attili, also of Utica. Nettie worked for several firms in the Utica area including Griffiss Air Force Base and Mohawk Data Sciences. After Frank's passing in 1996, Nettie moved to La Jolla to be with her only son Joseph and resided here for 19 fun-filled years. Nettie was a Eucharistic Minister and an active member of the Lady's Guild at Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church. She was also active with her homeowners association. Ma Nettie was a devoted mother who always put others before herself. She enjoyed entertaining and community service, was an excellent cook and adored animals. She will be dearly missed by her family and all that knew her. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Susan Attili of Ramona, CA; brother and sister-in-law, Albert and Marianne Gazzilli of La Crescenta, CA; sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Larry Darr of Monrovia, CA; brother and sister-in-law, Victor and Connie of Whitesboro, NY; several nieces and nephews; and numerous close friends in La Jolla and Upstate New York. She is pre-deceased by her beloved husband of 34 years, Frank; her brother, Lawrence Gazzilli; and her parents. The family wishes to thank her many close friends, especially Terry, Tricia, Leslie and Greg, for all of their love, help and support during her illness. The family also wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the UCSD Medical Center for their valiant efforts and care while she fought the disease. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at 10 AM at Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church. A viewing will be held on Friday, January 30, 2015, from 4-8 PM at the Pacific Beach Chapel, 4710 Cass Street. The Rosary will be prayed at 6PM. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in her name to either Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church or the UCSD Medical Center in La Jolla.
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Published in La Jolla Light on Jan. 29, 2015
Benson, Andrew A. - La Jolla  
Andrew Alm Benson passed peacefully on January 16, 2015. A native Californian, he was born in Modesto in 1917; graduated Valedictorian from Modesto High School; and was inducted to its Hall of Fame in 1943. He graduated from University of California, Berkeley in 1939, earning his bachelor's degree; and from California Institute of Technology in 1942, with a doctorate in organic chemistry and neurophysiology. Dr. Benson is universally recognized as the discoverer of how plants absorb carbon dioxide from air for growth, which is the foundation of the food chain. He pioneered the use of radioactivity to reveal the path of carbon in photosynthesis at a time in the 1940s, when only the eminently prepared and bravest knew how to handle manmade atomic materials. This required the creation of equipment and chemicals that had never been known before. For a time, Dr. Benson held the entire concentrated supply of radioactive carbon dioxide as this was the rarest of all materials. He was at the forefront of developing the first procedures for algae and green plants to safely work with these "atomic cultures." One of the great joys of his life was to have made such extraordinary contributions early in the atomic era. For fifty years, Dr. Benson was a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences. In 1978, he was made an Honorary Citizen of Alert Bay, British Columbia, where Dr. Benson returned annually for 26 years to collaborate with an international team of research scientists and was a founder of the Alert Bay Marine Society. Dr. Benson joined the faculty of University of California, San Diego in 1962 and, under his direction, Hubbs Hall was funded and constructed on the Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus. For the past twenty-five years, Dr. Benson continued to add new discoveries by daily rigorous research on "The Path of Carbon in Photosynthesis." He was always generous with his time, effort and enthusiasm as he continued to mentor his students and collaborate internationally with scholars over six decades. All regarded him as a dear friend. Worldwide, he was lauded by his peers, recognized as, "one of the leading plant biologists of the twentieth century." High honors were many, leading to the recent Andrew A. Benson Award in 2014 for "conferring the greatest good to mankind." He is survived by Dee Benson, his wife of 45 years; and daughters, Claudia and Linnea from a previous marriage.
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Published in La Jolla Light on Jan. 29, 2015
Buoymaster, Ned Wayne - La Jolla  
Ned Buoymaster passed away peacefully on January 2, 2015, in La Jolla surrounded by loving family following a stroke the previous day. He was 86 years old. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Kathleen K. Buoymaster; son, John Buoymaster; daughter, Barbara Fuegner; and grandchildren, Katherine and David Buoymaster, all of whom live in San Francisco; step-sons, James, Andrew and Joseph Weisiger, and their spouses, Ann, Adela and Julie; and their children, Nicholas, Haley, Samson, Billie, Grace, Ava and Alexander. Ned was born in Hollidaysburg, PA, grew up in Bergen County New Jersey, and graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1949. He had a long career in the electronics industry, working for Raytheon Company and Ferroxcube Corporation (a subsidiary of North American Phillips) before founding National Micronetics, Inc., in 1969. After becoming President of Ferroxcube, Ned was elected as a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO). Founded in Kingston, NY, National Micronetics designed and manufactured recording head assemblies for disk drive memory systems used by many of the first personal computer manufacturers such as Apple and IBM. The company was financed by venture capital, in the early days of the venture capital industry, and went public in a successful initial public offering in 1972. National Micronetics moved its corporate offices to San Diego in 1977, where it was one of the first technology companies in North County. Ned also was an investor and director of a number of other technology companies in San Diego, including Cipher Data Products, Valor Electronics, InNet, and Ormet Circuits. He contributed to and supported the founding of Connect, a network that is instrumental in supporting the growth of technology businesses in the San Diego area. The move to San Diego brought Ned to his La Jolla home overlooking the La Jolla Cove and, most importantly, his wife Kathleen. They shared many happy years there with their family and friends and were active supporters of many community organizations in San Diego over the years. Ned was particularly fond of taking walks with his well-loved dogs and the Friday date night dinners at the La Valencia Whaling Bar with his wife. He was a voracious reader and a life-long learner, taking online courses almost until he passed away. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends, and his devoted Barnaby. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a charity of your choice in his honor.
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Published in La Jolla Light on Jan. 29, 2015
Calvert, Richard Ward - Poway  
Richard Ward Calvert, former owner of the Poway News Chieftain and Rancho Bernardo News Journal, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2015, in Scottsdale, AZ. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and served in the Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1946. Known as "Ward" by his family and friends, he came to Arizona in 1950 from California with his parents, David and Norma Calvert, and wife, Joan, after acquiring the Mesa Tribune. He later became publisher of the Tribune in 1962 after the passing of his father. In July 1977, he sold the Tribune to Cox Enterprises of Atlanta, GA. He purchased the Poway News Chieftain in 1978 and the Rancho Bernardo News Journal and Penasquitos News in 1978. His son, David Calvert, became publisher of the three papers in 1983. That was the year he added the Ramona Sentinel to his San Diego group of papers. David Calvert purchased the papers from his father in 1992 and remained the publisher until selling in 2008 to MainStreet Media. Ward was a member of the Paradise Valley Methodist Church since 1984 and was active and past president of the Arizona Newspaper Association.  He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Joan Calvert; three children, David Calvert of Gilbert, Vicki Reinke of Chandler and Trish Duley-Rowe of Cave Creek; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.  A celebration of his life and memorial service was held on Thursday, January 22, 2015, at Paradise Valley Methodist Church in Scottsdale, with Dr. David Summers officiating.
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Published in the Pomerado News on Jan. 29, 2015
Jones, Mary M. "Mat" (Merrell) - La Jolla  
Mat Jones died of complications of dementia at the age of 91 on January 12, 2015, the thirteenth anniversary of her husband's death. She was born Mary Maxine Merrell in the tiny town of Bridgeport, Nebraska, on January 2, 1924, to P.J. and Mary Anna Merrell. Mat was a high school cheerleader, majorette, sorority sister and Homecoming Queen at Wesleyan college; and a La Jolla socialite who made many lifelong friends along the way. She and her husband, Dr. Richard A. "Dick" Jones, were high school sweethearts and married on December 26, 1944, in Bridgeport. Mat supported her husband while he completed medical school in Nebraska and then internship and residency in Chicago, Illinois. In the late 1940s, Dick had completed his service obligations at San Diego Naval Hospital, so when he was offered a partnership by Dr. Hall Holder in La Jolla, they decided to move back to California in 1953. Mat and Dick joined the La Jolla Presbyterian church, and she enthusiastically threw herself into many social and charitable community projects, including PTA and Las Patronas presidencies, Scripps Hospital Auxiliary chairmanships and volunteer work, and church event planning. She also served six years on the La Jolla Town Council. Her handmade puppets and shows were legendary. She enjoyed making people, especially children, laugh and being the life of the party wherever she went. Her cheerful, friendly presence will be missed. Mat was preceded in death by her husband, Dick, her parents, and all four of her siblings. She is survived by her children, Susan Nicholas, Debbie George and Steve Jones; six grandchildren, Laura Nicholas Daniels, CHP Sgt. Eric Nicholas, Wendy Nicholas Hamilton, Ernest Woodward, Jessie George Gonzalez and Pearl George; and nine great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on February 7, 2015, at 2 p.m. at La Jolla Presbyterian Church, 7715 Draper Ave., La Jolla. A reception will follow at 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
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Published in La Jolla Light on Jan. 29, 2015
Pinton, Maureen L. - Poway  
Maureen was born in Montana on May 27, 1937. She peacefully passed away and went home to her Heavenly Father on January 16, 2015. She grew up in Seattle, WA, and moved to San Diego in 1977 and Poway in 1980. Maureen worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 23 years. Upon retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her family, volunteering for hospice, caring for her dogs, and pursuing arts and crafts. Maureen's love for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was evident in her words and actions. She exemplified Proverbs 31:26, "When she speaks she has something worthwhile to say, and she always says it kindly" and Proverbs 31:20, "She's quick to assist in need and reaches out to help the poor." Maureen was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard Jones, and her second husband, Roger Pinton. Surviving family members include son, Gregory Jones; daughter, Pamela (Larry) Freeze, son, Jeffery (Larni) Jones; as well as granddaughters, Sarah Freeze, Hannah Freeze and Jaclyn Jones. A memorial service will be held on January 31, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Church in Poway.
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Published in the Pomerado News on Jan. 29, 2015
Rowland, Frank Lawson - Rancho Santa Fe  
Frank Lawson Rowland, a longtime resident of Rancho Santa Fe, passed away on December 25, 2014, at the age of 95. He is survived by Jean Rowland, his wife of 67 years; John Rowland, his son; Sue Rowland Brown, his daughter; and five grandchildren. He is predeceased by his sister, Joan, and two half-brothers, "Wally" Wilburn and Ken Wilburn. Frank was born on February 4, 1919, in Mexbrough, a small town in the county of Yorkshire in the north of England. When he was in school he ran track and began winning events at the national level. Given his ability, he had hoped to be selected as a contender in the 1940 Olympics but WWII got in the way and the games were cancelled. After he had finished school, he started at the University of Sheffield but enlisted in the British Army when war broke out. As an Officer in the Royal Artillery anti-aircraft division of the British Army, he commanded troops and fought in North Africa and Italy. After the war ended Frank returned to England and attended Sheffield Medical School, at which he met his future wife, Jean. As the story goes, they met in the most romantic of labs over an adorable cadaver! In 1953, Frank left England and moved to Nipawin, Saskatchewan, Canada, where he found housing and joined a local medical practice. Jean and the kids followed six months later. During a vacation to Southern California, where Jean lived as an evacuee during the war, he learned that the internship requirement for foreign trained physicians to be eligible to practice in California was increasing from a 1-year to 2-years. As their ultimate goal was to move to the US, he packed up the family and they moved again, this time to Santa Monica, CA. Frank and Jean interned at Santa Monica Hospital which provided them with a cute little house right next door to the Emergency Room entrance where both worked. The house was furnished and when they moved out, they were invited to take the furniture with them, which helped to furnish their first home! After obtaining his license to practice in California, he established a family practice in Santa Monica which he continued until he retired. Frank and Jean moved to RSF in 1981 where both were active members of the Tennis Club. He continued to play until his health no longer permitted it. He spent the last few years of his life managing his investments, enjoying his family, and maintaining his beautiful garden. He will be remembered for the twinkle in his eye, his great intelligence and endless wit. But more importantly, he will be remembered by many for his quiet generosity to friends and family for whom he cared so dearly. A celebration of his life will be held on February 28, 2015. For details, please email Sue Brown at sjrbt618@gmail.com . In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to your favorite charity.
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Published in the Rancho Santa Fe Review on Jan. 29, 2015
Virnot, Alain - Del Mar  
Alain was born on June 4, 1925, in Le Havre (France). When asked in retrospect what motivated him to settle in Del Mar in September 1977 at the age of 52, he replied, "Love." He was married to Hélène Angliviel de La Beaumelle, with whom he had three children; to Rosalind Lorwin, former mayor of Del Mar who died in 1992; and to Sandra D'Andréa. Alain was admitted to Polytechnique in Paris in 1945 and became an engineer and expert in technology. His inventions include a self-navigation system for ships. Alain was a sailor, a mountain-climber, a photographer, and a genealogist who traced the origins of his international and diverse family. His photography of the Del Mar and Torrey Pines bluffs, beaches, and birds, which he loved, (generally taken during his daily bicycle rides) will be donated to the City of Del Mar. Alain died peacefully on Friday, January 23, 2015, surrounded by his children. A gathering in his honor occurred on January 24, 2015, at 4pm on 24th Street in Del Mar.
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Published in the Del Mar Times on Jan. 29, 2015
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