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Carolyn DeMoss, 87, of La Jolla, California, passed away peacefully in her home on May 18, 2015. She was surrounded by family. Born to Greek immigrants in Cleveland, Ohio, on March 7, 1928, Carolyn was the fourth child of George and Eugenia Scarvelis. She was the younger sister of the late Nolan "Nick" Francis, the late Anne Triant and brother, Steve Scarvelis. She moved with her family to Los Angeles after World War II where she attended Hollywood High School and subsequently El Camino Community College. Proud of her parents' heritage, as a young woman she was active in the Greek Orthodox Church, teaching Sunday School and serving as a youth counselor. A true pioneer in her career, as in her life, Carolyn was one of the first ever woman vice-presidents of a company. Her career included bookkeeper for Hollywood Bank, Assistant Vice President for Continental Bank, escrow officer for Escrow Administrators and Malaga Cove Escrow and vice president of the title insurance company, Ticor. She moved to La Jolla in 1978 where she established a real estate brokerage practice and was an active member of the La Jolla Board of Realtors for many years. Carolyn devoted herself to numerous La Jolla charitable activities, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Darlington House and The League House and Meals on Wheels. Throughout her life she impressed all with her style, charm, wit and graciousness. Carolyn lived her life with dignity, perseverance, focus and courage. She loved art, the opera, ballet, traveling and shopping. She was a great friend to many people, even those from different generations, who were impressed with her sharp mind and active body, practicing yoga even into her 80's. A loyal daughter, sister, aunt and friend, Carolyn will be remembered for her love of family and her generosity. Her legacy and lessons will continue through those she left behind. She is survived by her devoted brother, Steve Scarvelis; sister in law, June Francis; and beloved nieces and nephews, Penny and Nickolaos Travlos of Athens, Greece, George and Alexandra Scarvelis of Santa Barbara, Reverend Fr. Costas Constantinou and Dr. Eugenia Scarvelis Constantinou of San Diego, Diana Dennen of Lake Havasu, and Stella Scarvelis of La Jolla. She is also survived by her cherished great-nieces and nephews, Marianna, Alexandra and Mia Travlos, Steven, Nicholas and Stamatia Scarvelis, Christopher Constantinou and Bobby and Nicole Schindler. A Trisagion memorial service will be held on Monday, May 25, 2015, at 6:30 PM at El Camino Memorial Park, with a funeral service 9:30 AM Tuesday. Both services to be held at the St. Demetrios Chapel at El Camino Memorial Park, 5660 Carol Canyon Rd., San Diego, followed by burial at Oakwood Cemetery in Canoga Park. May her memory be eternal.
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Shirley passed away peacefully at her home on April 19, 2015, at the age of 92. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, mother-in-law and caring, fun friend. She was born in 1922 in New York City and was raised by her parents, William and Dorothy Ward. In 1946 she married Thomas Moffett, and they eventually settled in Wareham, MA, where they had six children together. Shirley was very active in her church, St. Patrick's, and also was head of the Wareham American Legion Auxiliary. In later years, she and her husband retired to Sarasota, Florida, where she became an avid duplicate bridge player and teacher. Bridge was her passion and she continued to teach beginners and intermediates when she moved to Rancho Bernardo in 1998. Throughout her long life she was known for her love of sports and followed all her favorite teams with great enthusiasm. We will all miss her amazing spirit, warm heart and love for life. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Thomas Moffett, and daughter, Terry Moffett. She is survived by three daughters, Karen Barry of Rancho Bernardo, CA, Patricia Dal Ponte of Belmont, MA, and Jeanne Doyle of New Hope, PA; two sons, William Moffett of Assonet, MA, and John Moffett of Rancho Bernardo, CA; and grandchildren, Shannon, Brian, James, William, Natalie and Sean; and great-granddaughter, Hailey, who will dearly miss their beloved Nana. A Mass in celebration of her life will be held May 26, 2015, at 11 a.m. at San Rafael Catholic Church in Rancho Bernardo, CA. Burial will be at Centre Cemetery in Wareham, MA.
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Ray Ceresino passed away on May 1, 2015, at the age of 86. He was born in Thunder Bay, Canada, on April 24, 1929, to Frank and Emilia Ceresino. He grew up in Thunder Bay and became a professional hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Cleveland Barons. On June 2, 1953, he married his lovely wife, Lorraine Giardetti, and they were married for 62 years. Ray moved his family to California in 1962 and settled in the San Fernando Valley where he had a successful career as a mortgage broker. He had been retired and residing in Carmel Valley for the past 15 years.  Ray and Lorraine had three children, Lynn Neault, Gayle (Joe) Belch, and Gordon (Mary) Ceresino, all of whom reside in the San Diego area. He had six grandchildren who meant the world to him, Brian, Danielle and Matt Neault, Jessica Ceresino, and Derek (Amelia) and Danny Belch. There was no prouder grandfather as he loved watching all of his grandchildren compete in sports at Torrey Pines High School and college. Ray never lost his love for sports. He was an avid golfer and his skating skills never left him as he could be seen playing street hockey with his grandkids and skating around the streets of Carmel Valley well into his eighties. He always looked forward to The Ray Ceresino Invitational, an annual golf tournament his son established in honor of his 80th birthday, celebrated by family and close friends. Ray will always be remembered by friends and family for his wonderful personality and the way he made everyone feel when he was around them. He was truly blessed with a special family and friends; he will be loved and missed forever. He will be laid to rest at El Camino Memorial Park in San Diego on June 2, 2015.
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Angus G. Tobiason, "AG", passed away peacefully at his home in Ramona on Saturday, May 2, 2015. He was surrounded by his family and friends who loved him and will miss him dearly. He was born August 17, 1930, in Chula Vista, California, to Sadie and Arthur Tobiason. In 1939 the family moved to Ramona, CA, and founded a new family homestead. Angus graduated from Ramona High School in 1949. He served in the Navy aboard the USS Oriskany during the Korean War before returning home to start Tobiason Brothers Excavating; an earth moving and contracting business; with his brother, Art. In 1956 he married his wife of 58 years, Sally Ann (Chilson) Tobiason, and his Family began. Angus leaves a lasting legacy in his tireless volunteer work and implementation of a vision for Ramona. Angus served for 25 years on the Ramona Community Planning Group as well as the Ramona Jr. Fair, an organization he played a central role in founding. In 1996 Angus was recognized by the Ramona Chamber of Commerce for his many years of dedication and support to the community of Ramona by being awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2008 he was awarded Friend of the Fair by the Ramona Jr. Fair, Inc. Angus's most enduring legacy is, however, in the large family he worked so hard to provide for, teach, and inspire: his wife, Sally; children, Cheryl Brean, Mike Tobiason, Cathy Varela, Debbie Hankins, Crissy Tobiason and Robert Tobiason; seven grandchildren, Torry Brean, Kristen Blackburn, Ashley Brean, Andrew Hankins, Anaya Tobiason, Michael Tobiason and Brandon Hankins; three great-grandchildren, Shaye, Makenna and Kendall Blackburn; and numerous honorary grandchildren, in laws, nieces, nephews, and friends who all knew his love and generous spirit. A Memorial pancake breakfast followed by a Celebration of Life will be held at the Ramona Fairgrounds, 424 Aqua Lane, Ramona, CA 92065, on Saturday, June 6, 2015. Breakfast will be served from 8:00 to 10:00 am with the services following. This will be open to the public. A private graveside service will be held at the Nuevo Memory Gardens for the family.
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