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Chargualaf, Antonio Muna, 72, of Santa Ana passed away peacefully on Friday, July 18th at the age of 72. Memorial services will be held on Friday, July 25th at 6 p.m. with a rosary beginning at 7 p.m. at the Heritage-Dilday Funeral Home located at 17911 Beach Blvd in Huntington Beach. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, July 26th at 12 p.m. at St. Barbara Catholic Church located at 730 S. Euclid St in Santa Ana. Burial services will follow the mass at 1:30 p.m. at Ascencion Cemetery located at 24754 Trabuco Rd in Lake Forest. Full obituary at


Cooper, Thomas J., 78, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2014 after a brief illness. Tom was a loving and compassionate man. He put his whole heart and soul into everything that he did; touching the lives of everyone that crossed his path. Tom was born and raised in Charleroi, Pennsylvania. He moved to Huntington Beach in 1962 and was an active member in his community for over 52 years. He earned his masters degree in Chemistry at Iowa State University and his doctorate degree at the University of Southern California. Tom worked at Cypress College for over 35 years as the Dean of Student Activities, Counselor, and articulation Officer. He served on the Huntington Beach Parks and Recreation Commission for 19 years and played an integral part in the establishment of Huntington Beach Central Park. Tom hosted the local H.B. Television program "Reflections of Former Mayors" for a number of years. He was also an active member in the C.E.R.T. Program for the city. Tom was an active member of the Community of Christ Church serving as a youth leader, financial officer, and pastor. Tom is survived by his loving wife, Tonia, whom he was married to for 53 years; daughters, Dana (Tim) Prante, Darcey (Larry) Reynolds, Dawn (Bob) Lagone; eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Community of Christ Church in Orange on April 21, 2014.


Kastorff, Louis D., 89, a 44 year resident of Huntington Beach, CA passed away Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 in Santa Ana, CA. Louis was born in Santa Ana March 3rd, 1925. Louie is survived by his beautiful wife of 65 years, Bette, and 4 sons, Thomas, David, Kevin and Wade. Of course, he has grandkids and great grand kids as well! Louis grew up in Santa Ana and San Juan Capistrano, served in the Navy Pacific Theater during WWll, married Bette, bought their 1st house in Costa Mesa, then spent over 30 years working for Signal Oil and Gas Co. in Huntington Beach and beyond. After retirement Lou put over 15,000 miles on his bicycle, bought and sold many cars, built beautiful airplane and wooden boat models, and was the envy of his neighborhood with his yard. Even though he had a hard time saying it, he loved Bette and his sons dearly. We love you, Dad, and we miss you...