June Venore Adams, 99, passed away on Dec. 1, 2017. June lived with her husband Robert Adams in Highland for many years and enjoyed looking out her front window at the mountains.

Ronald K. Strong, 76, passed away on Dec. 7, 2017, at Redlands Community Hospital. He was born in Kansas City, Mo.. In 1962, Ron and Muriel married in Japan while Ron was serving in the United States Air Force. They were happily married for 55 years.

Boyd Wilson, 91, of Highland was called home to heaven on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 when he passed away peacefully surrounded by family.

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

Josepha Leverette, 88, of Highland passed away on Nov. 20, 2017. She was resident of Highland for over 53 years. She was born in Germany to Konrad and Anna Schuster.

Connie Rae Thompson, 80, of Highland, passed away on Nov. 6th 2017. She was born and raised in San Bernardino. She attended San Bernardino High School in the class of 1954 . Connie was a housewife and stay-at-home mom. Even more, Connie was a friend and confidant to many people and the rock …

Jeff was born on Sept. 1, 1976 in Indianapolis, Ind. to Cecil and Dianne Padgett, he moved to Highland, Calif. as an infant. Jeff was called home on Oct. 22, 2017.

Addie May Collins, 77 of Highland, Calif. passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, Oct. 19. Addie is survived by her devoted husband Glenn Collins, son Danny (Debra) Collins, loving daughter Ginger (John) Donnelly, sister Linda (Rob) Gjertsen, brother James King, as well as three gran…

Richard B. Hotchkiss, died at home in San Bernardino Oct. 17, 2017.  He was 75 years old.

Carrie Davis Jimemez, 46, of Maricopa, died on Oct. 18, 2017.  She was born July, 23, 1971, to Helen and Bob Davis.  She will be greatly missed. 

Frances Davis, 91, passed away on Oct. 13, 2017. Francis was born in Faribault, Minn. on May 16, 1926.

Martha Williamson, 66, of Highland passed away Oct. 8, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. She was born on Oct. 26, 1950, in Indianapolis Ind. Her family moved to California when she was a young toddler.

Services for Kiwanis Past Lt. Governor Martha Williamson will be held Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 10:30 a.m. at The First United Methodist Church of Highland, 27555 Base Line, in Highland.

Douglas W. Clark, 71, of Highland passed on Sept. 27, 2017. Service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. at the American Legion, 28309 Highland Ave., Highland.

Sung Nam Lee, 69, passed away Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 at his home in Highland. Mr. Lee was a long time resident of Highland and was the owner of numerous businesses throughout the county. Mr. Lee is survived by his wife, Okja and sons, Kalvin and Daniel Lee.

Paul Philip Vincent Muehter III, 74, of Highland, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Danny Lee Wilburn passed away Sept. 21, 2017 at his home in Morongo Valley.

Douglas Morrell of Highland passed away on Sept. 2. The following is a reprint from Air Force Legends:

Mary Byrnes passed away on Sept. 19, 2017 at the age of 76. She was born in Martindale, Texas on Oct. 29, 1940 to Gabriel and Elenore Koenig.

Robert (Bo) David Howard of Highland passed away Aug. 29, 2017 after a long illness. He was 84 years old. Bob was born June 30, 1933, in Detroit, Michigan.

On Aug. 28, 2017, heaven gained a great coach to roam its sideline. Tim Burroughs, 80, most of you know him as Coach Burroughs, was a devoted husband to Barbara, a dedicated father to two sons, Tim Jr. (Marnee) and Dan (Carol), and daughter Laura (Bryan), and a loving grandfather to 10 grand…

John Michael Plein, 72, of Highland passed away on Sept. 5, 2017. He was an Army veteran and retired after 30 years of working for Budweiser.

Tyler Andrew Yocum was born July 31, 1993 and called home Aug. 13, 2017. Beloved son of Robert and Sharon Yocum, loving brother to William Warren Yocum (wife Debra and son Andrew), Matthew Allen Yocum, and Caitlin Elizabeth Yocum. Also survived by his grandmother Delores Yocum, and numerous …

Clyde Arthur Merriam, 70, of Clarksburg passed away Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 at his residence. He was born April 5, 1947 in Yorba Linda, CA; son of the late Carl Richard and Betty Muriel Moore Merriam.

Karen Wikert (Carroll) was born October 12, 1946 and passed away  on August 14, 2017, wife of Gerald Wikert of 51 years and mother to Stephen and Daniel Wikert (Candy Marie). Karen was preceded in death by her son Vincent Wikert (2011), her brother Joseph Patrick Carroll (2016) (Patti), her …

Jolene “JoJo” Boyles passed away at the age of 66 on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 at her home in Newport Beach after an extended battle with cancer.

Jimmy Ray Nickell, 76, passed away on Aug. 8, 2017, in Oklahoma City, Okla. Jimmy, the son of Elmer and Sybil (Stapleton) Nickell, was born on June 17, 1941, in Lawton, Okla.

Patricia Jeraldine Lovett Carthen, 86, of San Bernardino, passed away Aug. 3, 2017. She was born in Los Angeles on Dec. 19, 1930.

Rev. Sue Constantinides, D.D. entered into God's Eternal Love on July 15, 2017. She was an extraordinary woman. Born July 18, 1928 in Staten Island, N.Y. to Greek immigrants, Metaxia Constantinides, mother and Callias Constantinides, father, both deceased. She was preceded in death by her br…

Bob A. Samsel, 62, of Highland passed away on July 2, 2017. Bob was born in Melrose, Mass. to Cora and Arthur Samsel II. He was an Army veteran and a resident of San Bernardino County for nearly 50 years.

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Her many friends will want to know that Lynn Brancato, born Dec. 14, 1938, entered the presence of God on June 16, 1917. Born in Larchmont, N.Y. to Hilda and Joseph Flatow, she grew up in Forest Hills, Queens, N.Y. and graduated from Forest Hills High School.

Clifford E. Wynn, of Highland, Calif., passed away Friday, June 2, 2017 in Highland and in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loved ones. He was 92 years young at his passing.


The local flying community lost a cherished flight instructor when on Tuesday, June 6, Stanley Cleveck, 87, died of injuries sustained in a June 2 plane crash.

Marlen (Pete) L. Peter, 91 of San Bernardino passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017 in Mission Viejo.

Jim Johnson passed away Friday, June 2.

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On Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 6:08 p.m. deputies were conducting a follow up in the 25000 block of Flathead Rd. related to the shooting in the Target parking lot in Apple Valley. The suspect involved in the shooting had been identified as Dearld Wicker, 41 of Apple Valley and deputies had obta…

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John R. Starbuck, 83, of Highland passed away on Feb. 8, 2017 in Redlands.  Born to Ernest and Nita (Hauger) Starbuck, in Oklahoma.  John had spent the last 40-plus years in San Bernardino County. 

Joseph Glick, 94, of San Bernardino passed away at home on May 9 surrounded by his family.

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Brenda M. Bean, co-owner of the Highland Community News and other Century Group newspapers, died Monday, May 8, after a six-month battle with lung cancer.

Paul Wayne Pinckney passed quietly at home on April 15, 2017 in Highland at the age of 74 following a short illness.

Thorsten M.Hannemann, 48, born February 12, 1968 passed Tuesday, March 14, 2017 due to a massive heart attack. He was a resident of Grand Terrace. He was born at Lima Linda University Hospital and grew up in Highland. He was active playing football, baseball, and soccer as a child and teenag…

David C. Clemens of Highland was born Dec. 12, 1936, in Pottstown, Penn.  Surrounded by family, he passed away on April 17, in Redlands.  Dave is survived by his wife of 59 years Gladys Clemens; daughters, Beverly Davis (Steve), Pamela Clemens, and Karen McCarthy (Jim); four grandchildren, M…

Curt Van Hoesen of Highland passed away April 9, 2017, at home with his children and friend present.

Alice “Cookie” Ann Medina of San Bernardino passed away on April 17, 2017 at St Bernardine Medical Center.

Hector Manuel Vasquez, 83, of Highland, passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 in Highland.  Manny is survived by his loving wife, Kathy, son, Paul; daughter, Gina Vasquez; stepdaughter, Deana Story; stepsons, Jimmy, Jeremy and Jason Adams; sisters, Sister Luisa Vasquez and Lucia Spikes; and …

Johnny Lopez born on July 13, 1956 passed on Feb. 13, 2017. A memorial service will be held at Mt. View Mortuary, 570 E. Highland Ave., San Bernardino, on Friday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon.