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Bunch, Larry L., 77, passed away October 14, 2014, in Orange, CA. Larry was the son of Charley and Loras Bunch, both deceased; brother of Gary Jon Bunch, deceased. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Bunch; sisters, Jan Mudd and Suzy Bunch; children, Ed Kissee, Jackie Vedarathnam and Ron Kissee; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was born in Bell, CA and a resident of Huntington Beach, CA until 1976 when he moved to Orange. In Huntington Beach, he worked with Pop Warner Football, also worked as a lifeguard, taught swimming to people with special needs, worked with the Boy's Club, and was a psychological consultant to the developmentally disabled. While teaching swimming at the Huntington Beach city pool, he was instrumental in adding diving competition to the Special Olympics, where three from his program participated in the Orange County event. He loved working with people with special needs and was an inspiration to many. A service and celebration of Larry's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 1st at Community Bible Church, 555 E. Memory Lane Santa Ana, CA 92706; enter parking lot from Lawson Ave. It's on the same campus as Town and Country Manor.


Haines, Suellen Stalford. A resident of Marysville, Washington, formerly from Fullerton, passed away after a long illness. Preceded in death by her father, David; and brother, David Paul Haines. She leaves her husband, James; a daughter, Shannon; and son, David; mother, Madeline; brother, Christopher Haines; and sister, Jennifer Bradley. Formerly employed by the Seattle Times in Washington. Burial will be at Good Shepherd Cemetery, Huntington Beach, CA.


Hyams, Kathy Lee, 58, passed away peacefully at home on October 21, 2014 in the company of her immediate family. Kathy lived almost all of her life in Huntington Beach, CA, attending Smith, Dwyer and Edison High School. A southern California native, she met her husband Mike in high school and they married in 1978, raising four wonderful children. Kathy started the school day care program at Saints Simon and Jude School in 1990, and worked as the Director until her retirement in 2011. She touched the lives of thousands of children and their parents during her career and involvement in the parish school. Kathy fell ill with cancer in 2001, yet bounced back after many crises, ultimately succumbing to her disease. Kathy was active in her community and had friends earned from the parish and school communities, local youth sports, neighborhood groups, and lifelong relationships. She is survived by her husband, Mike; daughters, Brittany, Lisa and Emily; her son, Joseph; sisters, Cindy and Tracy; brother, Bob; and father, Jim. We will all miss Kathy and cherish the wonderful moments and life that she had. A funeral Mass will be held at Saints Simon and Jude in Huntington Beach on October 29, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.