Bloom, Chris, 59, died suddenly on June 16, 2016. He is the son of Pat Bloom and the late Bill Bloom, the brother of Allison Bloom and Sandi Nichols, and the uncle of August and Jared. Chris was a longtime resident of Huntington Beach. He ran a window washing business serving clients in Huntington Beach and the surrounding area for over 20 years. A private celebration of life will be held by his family. Our beautiful son, brother, uncle and friend to many will be greatly


Burton, Ethel, 95, of Huntington Beach, died July 15, 2016


Cram, Sharon Jayne, 69, of Huntington Beach, died July 16, 2016


Martin, James Thomas, 62, Jim was surrounded by his family in San Luis Obispo, California when he passed away on April 18, 2016, due to Pneumonia and Valley Fever complications. Born December 1953, Jim grew up in Pomona and Huntington Beach, California, attended Huntington Beach High School, and graduated from Orange Coast College. Jim met his wife, Eileen, in Huntington Beach in 1984, and they moved to Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, Nevada together, where they were married in 1989. After almost 28 years in Lake Tahoe, living near family, friends, mountains and the lake, working, living and enjoying life to the fullest, Jim and Eileen recently moved to San Luis Obispo, California, to fulfill Jim's dream of returning to the ocean, where he lived his mantras, "living the dream" and "keep it simple". Jim loved surfing, hiking, water sports, skiing and travel, and being active and outside was his passion in life. He was compassionate, kind and loving, had a sense of humor like no other, and was sincerely honest. Jim was a trusted friend, and had a kind heart. He loved life, and people loved him. He was a wonderful, generous person to his family and friends, and he will be sincerely missed. He started his 40-year career as a Carpenter in Orange County, California, and later became a Contractor in Incline Village, Nevada. His legacy as a builder will live on in the beautiful homes in the Lake Tahoe area. Jim was the loving husband of his wife, Eileen; loving son of Marilyn Martin; and loving brother of Diane Ray. He is also survived by his niece, aunt, father-in-law, brothers and sisters-in-law, and a large loving extended family. Charitable donations would be appreciated; particularly those focused on humanitarian or ocean preservation issues. A Memorial Bench will be installed near Aspen Grove in Incline Village, Nevada with the assistance of The Rotary Club. There will be an informal gathering Friday, September 16, 2016 at Aspen Grove from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM to honor Jim's memory. Peace, Love and Joy to everyone who knew Jim


McEntee, William Lee, 72, Huntington Beach, died July 19, 2016


Snyder, Lavetta M., 88, Lavetta Mae Snyder of Westminster, CA passed away on July 10, 2016. She was born on August 23, 1927 in Orrville, Ohio to William and Clara Weigley and was the elder sister to her brother Jay. Lavetta was employed by International Paper Company as an accountant, retiring in 1988 to move to CA with her husband Harry I. Snyder. Post retirement, she was a receptionist for the City of Westminster Senior Center, an active volunteer for city events, member of the Community United Methodist Church of Huntington Beach, and President of Westminster Abbey HOA. Lavetta was predeceased by her parents and husband of 48 years. We gratefully acknowledge Vitas Hospice Team 931 for their compassion and support while Lavetta was in their care. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered. Memorial services will be held on July 22, at 2:00 PM at Westminster Memorial Park 14801 Beach Blvd., Westminster, with viewing in the chapel from 1 - 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Lavetta's name to a charity of your choice


Wilfert, Martin Edgar, 79, of Huntington Beach, died July 13, 2016


Zamora, Stephen Thomas, 72, June 26, 1944 - July 8, 2016 Stephen Thomas Zamora passed away suddenly in Mexico City, Mexico, on Friday, July 8, 2016. Born on June 26, 1944, to Adolph and Audrey (Barrett) Zamora, in Los Angeles, California, he was the second of seven children. In 1952, the family moved to Anaheim, where Steve bicycled through orange groves and built tumbleweed forts in the open fields. He built his first boogie board of plywood and spent many happy hours at Huntington Beach. As a teenager he started the family tradition of working summers and weekends at Knott's Berry Farm. Steve loved his years at the brand new Servite High School, which opened with his freshman class. He was proud to be a member of the football team, which won the CIF Championship in 1960 - a team of sophomores and juniors - and of that first graduating class of 1962. Steve earned a B.A. from Stanford University in 1966, where he met and married his love, Lois. Together, they joined the Peace Corps and spent two years working in Colombia, South America. In 1972, he earned a law degree from the University of California at Berkeley, graduating first in his class. In 1978, they moved to Houston, Texas, when Steve joined the University of Houston Law Center's faculty and later become the Dean from 1995 - 2000. Though he retired in 2015, he continued to pursue his professional interests with great passion. Above all, Steve was the best daddy, the grandpa who inspires adoration, the husband who serenaded his wife, the brother who always wanted to play. He loved spending time with his family, the beach, Mexico, traveling, his Basqueness, a beautiful song. He made time to have fun, and brought more love into the world. He is survived by his widow, Lois; a daughter, Camille, and her husband Thomas Whayne; a son, Peter, and his wife Marcela; grandsons Landon and Nate; siblings Carol, Paula, John, Anita, Mary and Tony; and many beloved nephews, nieces, cousins, aunts, in-laws, and friends


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