October 16, 2013

Edward Richard Roina 

The Music Man 


Edward Richard Roina passed away in his home with his cat Sammy on his lap, Barbara his wife of 67 years holding his hand, surrounded by his loving caretakers, and daughters Paula and Lisa.

Dad was born November 11, 1922, to Joseph and Thea Roina in Greenwich Conn. While attending Greenwich high school he wrote and arranged music for the concert bands. He received a scholarship to Julliard, sang in the Metropolitan Opera company chorus, was an extra in the ballet Russe de Monte Carlo production of Scheherazade, and attended New York art school. After graduation in 1940 he was offered a four year scholarship in the US Navy School of Music in Washington DC. Dad was assigned to the USS Enterprise during the attack on Pearl Harbor and spent three years as a medic and musician for the ship. In 1946, while stationed in San Pedro, CA, he met Barbara Marshall. He married Mom and they moved back to Connecticut where Dad had been accepted to Yale. Although a tough decision, they decided instead to move to mom’s hometown of Santa Paula. Mom and Dad built there house on Say Road in 1956 and raised their family. Dad graduated from UC Santa Barbara with liberal Arts Degree in music and art. He began his teaching career at Briggs School and then transferred to Santa Paula Elementary School in 1954, Isbell Middle school, and finally Santa Paula High School from 1963-2005. Dad designed and taught the accredited music appreciation class at SPUHS. Dad also taught at Saint Bonaventure and St. Sebastian. This allowed them to keep their on-going music program. Dad was honored as Citizen of the year in 1998, Grand Marshal, Educator of the year, The Ed Roina scholarship in music were developed in his name and the SPUHS Band Room is dedicated to Mr. Edward Ronia. Dad lived the dream that every student could be successful. The family would like to thank Dr. Gary Deutsch, for his continued support in keeping our Dad’s life full of quality and dignity. We would also like to thank our four caregivers for their love, respect, laughter, and patience for our Dad.

He was preceded in death by son, Edward Richard Jr. (butch) and grandson, Eric Taylor and Brian Roina.

He is survived by his wife Barbara, children Marshall Joseph Roina (Darlene), Paula Stoltman (Jim), and Lisa DelaRosa (Del), his grandchildren Jennifer and Daniel DelaRosa, James Roina (lisa), Ben Roina, Peter Roina and seven great grandchildren.

Rosary at 7:00p.m Friday Oct.18th at St. Sebastian Church 235 N 9th street Funeral Mass Saturday Oct 19th St. Sebastian Church at 10:30 a.m. 

Private burial at SP cemetery at 11:30 Celebration of life ceremony SPHS 404 N sixth St. 3:00-5:00 at the center court quad.

In place of  flowers if you wish to donate in our dad’s honor please consider the SPUHS Instrument Fund or Roina Music Scholarship Fund P.O. Box 809, Santa Paula, CA 93061.  Arrangements under the care of Skillin-Carroll Mortuary.

Regina Stansfield Boll 



We lost our mother, grandmother, aunt on Thursday, October 3, at the age of 86.  She fought Alzheimers for 10 plus years, but it won the battle in the end.

Jean Boll was born in Baltimore, Maryland.  She grew up during the depression, but remembered sailing on Chesapeake Bay, crab cakes (her favorite), and family steamed crab feeds.  She met her first husband, Robert LeSchofs, at the USO in Baltimore.   They married and moved to Santa Paula, California in 1945 when Jean was 18.  They were married for 12 years.  Jean then married her true love and soulmate, Paul Boll, in August of 1959 in Las Vegas.  They were married for 33 years.  She lost Paul to leukemia in October of 1992.

Jean worked at the Limonera Exchange and Culligan Soft Water and she especially enjoyed her years as assistant librarian at Santa Paula Union High School.  She was a member of Junior Ebell (Past President), PEO, the Ventura County Firefighters Women’s Auxiliary (Fire Belles), as well as the California State Firemen’s Association.

She was an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for over 60 years, where she served on the Altar Guild and sang in the choir for many years.

Jean moved to San Jose in 2003, to be near her son and daughter-in-law. While living in northern California, she joined St. Philips Episcopal Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Kathleen LeSchofs Sorensen (Don) of Kingwood, Texas and Kathleen Boll Hughes (Gary) of Columbia, Missouri and two sons, John LeSchofs (Sally) of San Jose, California and Steve Boll (Karen) of San Diego, California.   Jean had 13 grandchildren and 23 1/2 great-grandchildren.

There will be a graveside service conducted by Father Jerry Kahler at Santa Paula Cemetery on Thursday, October 17, at 2:00 pm, and a celebration of life in San Jose at St. Philips Episcopal Church on Saturday, November 9.  Memorial donations can be made to Grossman Burn Center or the Alzheimers Foundation.

Marguerite M. Florio


Mrs. Marguerite M. Florio was known by her nickname of Marnie.

Marnie died at her home on October 5, 2013 in Santa Paula.

Marnie was born on April 17, 1925 in Natick, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Frances Halpin.

She is survived by her husband William D. Florio, son Mark, daughter Paula Smith of Santa Paula. Son-in-law John Smith, grandson Mark Smith, granddaughter Holly Smith, her twin sister Mary Bucci of Natick, Mass. Brother Tom Halpin of Chicopee, Mass. and her former sisters Geneva A. Rogers and Frances Sherman.

Marnie married Bill Florio of Natick, Mass. at the Saint Patrick’s Church, Natick, Mass. on October 10, 1948.

Marnie graduated in 1942 from Natick High School. Thereafter, from 1942 through 1948 she was employed by the IBM Corporation of Boston, Mass.

Her husband Bill was a career Air Force serviceman and Marnie joined Bill in his many assigned Air Force bases.

They lived in Ocean City, N.J.; Chateauroux, France; Grandview, Missouri; Hampton, N.H.; Tachikowa, Japan; and Andrews Air Force base, Maryland.

Bill retired from the Air Force and the Florio family relocated to Riverside, CA then moved to Ventura, CA. and finally Santa Paula, CA.

During Marnie’s last days on this earth she received loving care from her daughter Paula. She also received excellent medical assistance from Hospice of Ventura and Livingston visiting nurses.

A celebration of Marnie’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 26 at the Rancho Santa Paula Clubhouse, 500 West Santa Maria Street.

In lieu of any memorial contributions your prayers for Marnie’s Eternal Life with the Lord would be appreciated.

Arrangements under the Coastal Cremation Service of Ventura.

Earlìne May (Burnett Gabriel) Randall

Earli May left this earth on Thursday, October 10, 2013 in Sandy, Utah to sing with the Big Band in Heaven. She was born April 16, 1931 in Libertyville, Iowa to Doris May James and Earl Leo Burnett. 

She lived the first part of her life singing in church with her beloved sisters, Dorothy and Alice. She loved singing in the choir and cheerleading in high school in Colorado. 

She married Robert Roy Gabriel on September 11, 1949. They had three children, Patricia Diane, Marcia Ann, and Jeffrey Scott. They later divorced. She married Quentin Randall and helped raise his four children-Steve, Darrell, Kathy, and Linda. 

She worked in the banking industry, managed rental properties, and assisted Quentin in his appraisal business. She was a savvy business woman. Earline was proud to have graduated with her AA degree from Ventura College. She was able to fulfill her dreams of traveling all over the world with Quentin. She was not afraid of anything-from riding camels and elephants to hanging upside down to kiss the blarney stone. This started her love affair of collecting art, learning history of all cultures, and a vast collection of world artifacts. Her home was like going to a museum. 

Earli May always wanted to be an actress and singer from the time she was a little girl. She acted in over 18 musicals. Being the star as Nellie in “South Pacific” with Cabrillo Music Theater, of which she was a founding member of the board of directors, was one of  her favorites. She sang with big bands and had her own band, “The Swing  Shift”, with her husband, Quentin. Many people enjoyed the roller skating, horn-honking, Dolly Parton look-a-like’s antics of the “Wild and Crazy Lady”-a singing telegram business founded by Earline. She was also able to sing in Europe in beautiful and historic cathedrals with the Gold Coast Chorale. 

She lived in Ventura and Santa Paula for over 56 years and California was her love. Earli May was truly the Wild and Crazy Lady with the bright red hair. 

Earline is survived by her sisters, Dorothy (Gordy) Chester, Alice (Gary) Winsell, her children, Patricia Diane (Lynn) Marlor, Marcia Ann Gabriel Robb, Jeffrey Scott Gabriel, Steve Randall, Kathy Randall, Linda (Paul) Ometer, 9 grandchildren, Tami, Brandon, Alisha, Amanda, Bryce, Gabe, Cody, Max, and Wyatt, 7 step-grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, nieces, Bobbi (Nils) Johnson, Linda (Jim) Britsch, (late, Peggy Allen Johnson), nephews, Stanley Allen, (late, Dan Allen) 

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ted Mayr Funeral Home 3150 Loma Vista Road Ventura, California with visitation from 9:15-10:45 a.m.  Internment, Ivy Lawn Memorial Park. 

A special thank you to Alta Ridge Assisted Living and Millcreek Home and Health for their kindness and concern.

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