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In Memoriam 

Father Christian Mondor

Fr. Christian Mondor, OFM has passed from this world to the next. He loved life to the fullest and the people to whom he ministered, fighting to stay with them until the very end on 25 April 2018, two days before his 93rd birthday. He died with vision of mind and body unabated and with the holy oils of Mother Church still wet upon his forehead. His final words were, “Keep working.” He was, from first to last, a Franciscan priest and a man of God. May he rest in peace.


Ralph Bauer

Ralph Bauer is survived by his wife, Charlene, his children Eric and his wife
Frances, Elaine Keeley and her husband Mike as well as five grandchildren
and their families and two great-grandchildren. Moreso, Ralph Bauer is
survived by a community, who appreciated him and his wife for their
lifetime of caring enough to match solutions with issues, answers to questions,
leadership to need and insight to dilemmas. 
Thank you, Ralph Bauer for serving your family, community, friends,
fellowman and woman and nation, so profoundly well and unselfishly.

Shirley Dettloff is a true legendary Local who has served the Huntington Beach community as both an elected official, teacher, activist and much more.

Dettloff served on several boards including the California Coastal Commission, the City Council and the city’s Planning Commission. She was the chair of the Governing Board of Directors of Fountain Valley Regional Hospital; a board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Huntington Valley; and was involved with Homeless United Huntington Beach.

Dettloff was a councilmember from 1994 to 2000 and served as mayor in 1997, the seventh woman to have the title.

Her tenure on the council focused on improving the city’s infrastructure, said Ray Silver, a former city administrator.

Friends said Dettloff often referred to her hand in crafting the city’s statement on Human Dignity, which she wrote with former Mayor Ralph Bauer, as her most proud achievement.

She and Ralph were instrumental in forming The Greater Huntington Beach Interfaith Council.


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