October 1, 2008
Corona del Mar High School will host a fundraiser in memory of former student Kevin Hoffman 2 to 6 p.m. Nov. 1. Participants will join the Newport Fire Department, lifeguards, CPR instructor Denise Weiland, nurse Annette Dunn, pediatrician Patricia Riba and pediatric cardiologist Rick Swensson to learn the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, risk factors, hydration, nutrition, exercise, supplements and the basics of CPR. Admission is...
March 1, 2000
NEWPORT BEACH -- JoAnne Stewart -- single mother, board chairman of E.Com Technologies and a volunteer with the American Heart Assn. -- said it best herself. "Give a busy person something to do, and they get it done," said Stewart, a petite blond wearing a navy and white designer suit. Stewart's motivation for her 18-year commitment with the nonprofit organization is simple: Heart ailments have struck her loved ones. "I have a passion for it. This disease has touched my family and my friends," Stewart said.
December 26, 2013
A memorial service for passionate baseball volunteer Jeff Cook, who died in Arizona Dec. 15, will take place at Harbor Trinity Church in Costa Mesa Jan. 4 at 2 p.m. Cook, who had a strong love for baseball, was known for his volunteer work. The former Costa Mesa High baseball assistant coach and player was an umpire for District 62 Little League. He spent a great deal of time learning to officiate and teaching others. The Daily Courier in Prescott, Ariz. reported Cook, 58, died of a heart attack.
January 4, 2004
On Monday, a memorial service was held for Newport Beach Training Division Chief Randy Scheerer, who died of a heart attack at the age of 53. More than 1,250 people attended the service to honor Scheerer, but the faces of Newport Beach Fire Chief Tim Riley and Scheerer's wife, Marilyn, told the story of his passing. They were wearing expressions we have shown our readers numerous times in the past: people bearing the burden of losing someone loved. No matter how many times we run photos of people grieving, it still strikes a cord in the reporters and photo staff.
June 15, 2007
Bill Rosener, of Newport Beach, is in stable condition after suffering a heart attack at Palisades Tennis Club on Wednesday afternoon. Rosener, 75, was playing in a match on center court at Palisades at about 12:30 p.m. when he collapsed, Palisades owner Ken Stuart said. Palisades activities director Mo Conter went to get a defibrillator, which she used on Rosener. After the paramedics came and took Rosener to Hoag Memorial Hospital, it was determined that he had two arteries that were 100% blocked, Stuart said.
August 22, 2001
COSTA MESA - One of Estancia High's great Eagles, Patricia Ann Camp, the mother of Mike, Tony and Susan Camp, passed away on Friday from a heart attack associated with chemotherapy for cancer. She was 65. A Costa Mesa resident since 1968, she was extremely active with Estancia High athletics in the '70s and early '80s. She is survived by her brother, Andrew, who resides in Boise, Idaho, as well as her three children, and six grandchildren, Andrew and Allison, Keely and Kyla and Ryan and Samantha.
October 13, 2011
ELDON J. DVORAK Eldon J. Dvorak, 80, of Fountain Valley, died of a heart attack suffered at his home on September 22. Dvorak taught economics at California State University, Long Beach, from 1962 to 1991. He is survived by former wife, Veronica Gage Dvorak; son, James Dvorak; daughter, Kathleen Dvorak Ashelford; nephews, Edward Peppel and William Peppel; and longtime companion, Cathy Wernke. A memorial celebration will be held at a time to be announced. Condolences may be sent to: The Dvorak Family, 1711 Perkins Lane, Redondo Beach, California, 90278.
September 17, 2011
Like thousands of young Americans, Irvine resident Samir Jaka never thought that a heart attack could happen to him. When the 30-year-old collapsed during an afternoon basketball game with friends in April 2010 at Lemongrass Park in Irvine, the pain squeezing his chest was nothing like he had ever felt before. "I had blurred vision, trouble, my hands and feet were tingling and going numb," Jaka said. "I kinda figured something was going on that was not right. " He was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors told him that he had suffered a heart attack.
June 6, 2013
A Newport Beach nonprofit donated $150,000 toward stem cell research that could slow or reverse heart damage in patients, including those with a specific muscular dystrophy condition, the organization announced last week. Coalition Duchenne gave the money to a Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute team developing a treatment that could help treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients who develop heart disease, according to a news release from the coalition. Boys with Duchenne are born with damage to their hearts that worsens over time, according to Dr. Ron Victor, associate director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute.
April 20, 2004
Steve Virgen Nearly 10 years ago, Don Tobey could feel his life slipping away from him. What a great life it had been, he could have thought. He could have thought about the love of his life, who is his wife Beverly, or his two children. But the pain was too great, so terrible. He grabbed for his chest as a heart attack consumed him. The stinging continued to wither him when he took a break between sets while competing in a tennis tournament.