Berlinger, Amber Jane, 79, Amber Jane Berlinger was born to Alice and Al Conner in the Mar Vista area of West Los Angeles May 23, 1939. At age 17, while attending Venice High School, she met her future husband of 59 years, Lee, on a blind date. They were married in 1959. She attended UC Santa Barbara and UCLA. School was interrupted for a time with the birth of their son Tod. Jane got her Bachelors degree at Cal State Univ. and later a Masters degree. Her teaching career began briefly in Los Angeles. The family moved to Huntington Beach in 1966 and Jane continued teaching. After daughter Jenny arrived, Jane left work for a few years. She spent 30 years teaching mostly 1st graders and loved it. It was joyful and rewarding for her to see her 6 year olds develop and become proficient in their skills. In retirement Jane enjoyed her four grandchildren, Sienna, Logan, Quinn and Matthew. She loved sports, playing bridge and sailing. The family had many enjoyable vacations at Catalina. She joined the American Association of University Women, a group that advocates for women and girls. She served in many capacities including branch president and developed many friendships in the process. Jane is survived by her husband, Lee; son, Tod (Audrey) of Santa Barbara; daughter, Jenny of San Clemente; brother, Fred of Las Vegas; and sister, Melinda (Frank) of Olympia, Washington. Jane passed away peacefully from pulmonary disease on January 5, 2019 with her loved ones by her side. A celebration of her life is being planned. The family has established 'The Jane Berlinger Memorial Scholarship" at Golden West College to honor her memory. People wishing to donate may do so by sending a check made out to "Goldenwest College Foundation". In the memo section write "Jane Berlinger". Send to Goldenwest College, 1754 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, CA 92647. Donations may also be made online.


Hood, Carolyn Jeanette "CJ," 84, The abrupt passing of Carolyn Hood on Dec. 29, 2018 after a recent diagnosis of cancer has left her family and friends with a profound, stunned sadness. Carol died peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones. Born in Stamford, CT on June 15, 1934 to William and Mildred (Roland) Dougherty, Carol was known for her genteel and classy manner, her great compassion for others and for her bridge playing acumen. Carol grew up in Erie, PA and attended Lake Erie College. While in college she met the love of her life Arthur Hood through his fraternity - Phi Gamma Delta. Carol and Art were soon married and enjoyed a long, loving marriage. They had just celebrated 64 years of marriage two days before she passed. With Art's career in the US Air Force, Carol and Art traveled across the country and made close friends everywhere they lived. Carol loved volunteering with the Orange County Philharmonic Society and the arts throughout her life. She began a long career in Real Estate while residing in Redlands, CA and earned her Broker's license while living in Huntington Beach. She continued to sell homes when they moved to San Clemente, CA and retired shortly before moving to San Juan Capistrano. A long-time Bridge enthusiast, Carol devoted much of her time later in life pursuing Life Master status. Carol's life was guided by her strong Catholic faith and she was a Eucharistic Minister and Bereavement Minister at St. Edward The Confessor Catholic Church in Dana Point. Carol lived life to the fullest and was sincerely loved by her many friends, spanning back to the college days as well as her wonderful neighbors, bridge mates and family members. Carol is survived by her two sisters, Nancy (Dougherty) Herzog (Erie, PA) and MaryBeth Dougherty (Laguna Niguel); her husband, Art (San Juan Capistrano); son, William (San Diego); two daughters, Linda Beyer (Beavercreek, OH) and Suzie Cutter (Rancho Santa Margarita); in addition to her six grandchildren: Matthew, Nicole, Jordan, Tanner, Austin and Aidan; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services and reception will be held at 11:00 am on Feb. 9th at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Dana Point. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to NephCure Kidney Foundation: in honor of her youngest Grandson, Aidan.


McReynolds, Linda V., 73, of Huntington Beach, died January 9, 2019


Perez, Robert "Bob" A., 63, Huntington Beach. died December 14, 2018


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