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Gebauer, Barbara Jane, 85, passed away peacefully on April 8, 2014 surrounded by love and family. She resided in Huntington Beach for 39 years. Barbara loved children and taught kindergarten for 30 years. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Robert J. Gebauer; her five daughters, Joan Costa, Casey Foreman, Corey Dahlberg, Collyn Gebauer, and Courtney Gebauer; and by her five grandchildren, Arin Foreman, Alison Costa, Meghan McCanney, Garrett Dahlberg, and Connor Dahlberg. She was the matriarch of our family and will be sorely missed.


MacIsaac, Donald Joseph, December 28, 1923 - April 10, 2014 We lost a great one this morning. Born in Cape Breton, Inverness Nova Scotia, Canada to John Angus MacIsaac and Margaret Bell (MacLellan). He was the third oldest of ten children. Joined the Canadian Army at age 17 during WWII. Served in North Africa and Europe. Came across Canada to Kimberly, British Columbia and met Phyllis (Bureau) they were married 64 years. Worked in the Sullivan mine for 10 years. Moved to the states in 1958 and raised 5 children. Worked at ARCO Oil Refinery for 28 years. Was one of the original members of St. Barbara Catholic Church. Very active in St. Vincent De Paul and the Knights of Columbus. He was a good and decent man who thought of others before himself. Just ask his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Margaret; sisters, Mary, Rosie and Effie; brothers, Ambrose, Neil, Paul, Jimmy, Wilfred; and first born son, Donnie. Survived by his wife, Phyllis; brother, Malcolm; children, Larry, Greg, Debbie, Heather and Michael; 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Services: Monday April 14, 2014, 4-7pm, Vigil 5pm. Mass Tuesday April 15, 2014, 10:00am at St. Barbara Catholic Church. Committal following mass, Good Shepherd Cemetery Huntington Beach.


Pope, Gary Lee, 76, of Huntington Beach, passed away peacefully at home on April 10, 2014. Service information can be found at


Real, Frank Y., 74, of Huntington Beach, CA., passed away on April 5, 2014. Born August 25, 1939 Frank was a California native and resident of Huntington Beach and other fun destinations. Frank passed away on April 5, 2014. He was comforted at home per his wishes. He was cared for with the love and support of his friends and family. Frank was a toddler when he lost his Father Atanasio. He was raised by his Mother Frances and Brother Carlos. They lived a hard life. Thru hard work and determination, he overcame the obstacles of his younger years. He learned many of his strong traits from his years as a Boy Scout. He worked his way thru school performing well in academics and athletics. Frank retired as a Sales Manager with over 30 years of service at Pacific Bell. Frank was a loving Father to his 3 sons, Frank Jr., Phil and Dan. Dad and his boys shared many memorable trips and experiences together. His favorites were camping in the mountains, riding dirt bikes in Baja and the deserts of So Cal. Surfing, diving and fishing the Baja Peninsula, playing at the ranch, attending the Winter Olympics, vacations across the USA and Puerto Rico, ski trips to Mammoth and the annual family gatherings in Palm Springs. His son Phil preceded him in death in the year 1992. The loss of Phil changed his life forever. In honor of Phil, he guided the effort to build a church in Mexico. Frank spent decades working and playing on his properties. After 42 years of waiting for a Grandchild, he was finally blessed with one. That event also changed his life. He began to spend more time courtside cheering for his Granddaughter than working on the ranch or fishing and diving in Baja. ‘Tata’, as he was known by his Granddaughter Alyssa, enjoyed a life of diverse and close friendships in the USA and Mexico. His friendships spanned decades. He enjoyed his fraternity of brotherhood with the Long Beach Neptunes freediving club, along with his Monday Night Footballers since his days at Pacific Bell. His friendships span the entire length of the Baja peninsula, including many Godchildren. Tata loved to be involved in every family BBQ, gathering and reunion, along with sporting events and youth team functions. At every gathering, Tata was the guy with the squeaky cooler full of Tecates and chilled wine for the Ladies. His presence will be missed by everyone that knew him. His Life Celebrations will be held on April 19, 2014