Mason, Nancy Rita, 87, of Huntington Beach, died January 11, 2017



Newfield, Defloris, 69, of Huntington Beach, died January 05, 2017



Spisak, Judith Ann, 66, died on Friday, January 6, 2017 at University of California Irvine Medical Center from Heart failure, a complication resulting from the Glioblastoma tumor resected on November 22, 2016. She was born on June 6, 1950 in San Antonio, Texas to parents Myrtle and Travis Howard, deceased. She is survived by her beloved husband of 42 years John S. Spisak, her son Danial E. Spisak, her brothers Tony and Travis Howard, Tony's wife Carol and their sons Greg and Mark. Judy was a Respiratory Therapist for over 20 years, involved in local Community College Corals and the Huntington Beach Art League. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM, on January 18, 2017 at St. Hedwig Church, 11482 Los Alamitos Blvd., Los Alamitos, CA with interment following cremation at Good Shepherd Cemetery.



Sykes, Jack Mead, 81, passed away peacefully on January 4, 2017. He was born November 25, 1935 in Hollywood, CA to Sherman and Gladys (Hess) Sykes. He grew up as a child on Malibu Beach with his father, brother and sister. He went on to graduate from Pasadena City College and then served in the Army for two years. He went on to become a plumber, which his career spanned from 1960 to 2000. Jack worked for Jim Lee Plumbing in Costa Mesa prior to opening his own plumbing business. He was in the business for 40 years, and made many amazing friends in the contracting industry. Jack and Thais lived in Huntington Beach for 40 years, and he loved to join in with the Donut Derelicts on Saturday morning. Jack enjoyed working on his 1947 Ford Sedan and going to hot rod runs with his cousin Don, from Parker, AZ. He very much enjoyed listening to Jazz music, relaxing and playing at the Colorado River. Jack and Thais moved to Orange in 2001 to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Jack will be remembered for his beautiful blue eyes and his fun smile. He was someone who would always be there to help his friends and family and he loved doing it. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, brother David and sister Beverly Blythe. Jack is survived by his wife of 60 years, Thais of Orange; his daughter Lisa of Anaheim; his daughter Lori and husband Steve Ardis of Orange; grandsons Jonathan of Mission Viejo, Christopher and wife Brianna of Little River; granddaughter Nicole and great-granddaughter Katherine, of Yorba Linda. Graveside services will be at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Orange, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made at in memory of Jack Sykes. Heritage-Dilday Memorial Services (714) 842-7771


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