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Mark Buchwitz

Mark Buchwitz, "Daddy Boy," passed away peacefully, at UCSD Hospital, surrounded by family, on April 13, 2018 in San Diego, CA, at the age of 70. 

Mark was born on June 20, 1947 and grew up in Jamestown, ND.  He attended UND where he studied Humanities and the transferred to San Francisco State.  His love of Literature and History fueled a passion for travel and he traveled the world.  Living in Greece a short time, he felt a deep connection to the people and the culture, even learning to speak and read the language.

After traveling abroad he returned to Northern California where he lived in Berkeley during the sixties peace movement and stayed until the late seventies.  Ultimately, he settled in San Diego, where he met and married, Paula - his best friend, and love of his life.  Soon after meeting, they started a family together and he discovered the greatest joy in life, being a family man, a father and raising his two boys.

Mark is survived by his wife, Paula, and his sons Zachary and Jared.  he was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Gwendolyn Buchwitz, and his sister Judy Snow of Jamestown, North Dakota.

A memorial service is scheduled for 12:00 pm on April 20, 2018 at First Unitarian Church 4190 Front St. San Diego, CA 92103.  All who knew Mark are welcome to join family and friends in a "celebration of his life."  (Posted 04/16/2018)


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Dolores L. McGuire

Dolores L. McGuire passed away Wednesday 1/24/2018 from Alzheimers Disease in Escondido, California.

Born to Ray and Frances Griffin in Yakima, Washington on 12/14/1932, she lived in Albany, Oregon, until marrying Eugene A. McGuire in 1953.  She traveled the world while following her husband on his military assignments and his pursuit of a college degree in Ellensburg, Washington.

A prolific artist, Dolores opened a doll hospital during the early 1970s in San Diego, where she repaired and restored antique dolls.  While there, she studied china painting, and, after moving to Magalia, California, in 1977, founded the Paradise Porcelain Painters Club along with her own art studio, where she gave lessons.  Dolores also pursued textile arts, such as sewing and silk painting, participated as an active member in the Paradise Art Guild, and volunteered at Theater on the Ridge and Feather River Hospital.  In 2008, she moved to Oceanside, California, to be near her daughter and grandchildren.

Dolores is preceded in death by her husband, Eugene McGuire.  She is survived by her children, Merritt McGuire and Lisa McGuire; her sister, Chuck Nash of San Francisco; niece, Sarah Nash of San Leandro; her five grandchildren, Cicely Williams, Jessica Voigtlander, Gunnar Voigtlander, Richmond Voigtlander, and Tyson Voigtlander; and her two great-grandchildren, Quincy and Maisie.

Services will be private.  Cards are welcomed; please, no flowers or gifts.

Arrangements are being handled by Cremation Services Inc. 2570 Fortune Way, Vista, Ca 92081. (Posted 02/07/2018)


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Reland DeVerde Brumfield

August 16, 1929 -- December 29, 2017

Reland DeVerde Brumfield passed away of complications of lung cancer peacefully at home in Vista, California, on December 29, 2017, at age 88. Reland was born in Junction City, Kansas, on August 16, 1929, to Col. Harker DeVerde and Lucille Meyer Brumfield.

After serving with the U.S. Army in Korea during the Korean War, he returned home to marry his high school sweetheart, Bette Allen. They had two children, Scott and Dana. Reland graduated from Rockhurst University with a degree in accounting. The family moved to Los Angeles where he worked as an accountant and comptroller for several large companies.

Reland moved to San Diego after divorcing in 1973, and worked as an accountant and computer programmer on the Administrative Staff of UC San Diego. He retired from UCSD in 1992.

Reland had many hobbies and was a collector of stamps and coins. He designed and built an extensive track system for his model train collection. An avid "rock hound", he collected rocks from sites in California's deserts and mountains. He spent many happy hours in his lapidary workshop, cutting and polishing rocks and minerals. He was a world traveler, citing Australia as his favorite place visited.

In his youth he was an accomplished marimba player and recalled favorite memories of playing duets with his mother who played the piano. He enjoyed music with rhythm and percussions instruments. He also played the organ.

He is survived by his partner of 36 years Mary Ann Calcott, son Scott, daughter Dana (Dale), grandsons Matthew and Ryan, ex-wife Bette, sister Marlene (Charles), brother H.D. (Barbara) and nieces and nephews.

A private family Memorial Service is planned. (Posted 01/09/2018)


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