his first contract in Paris, where he met and later married actress
Joanna Claire Jones.
The couple moved to Laguna Beach, where Mr. Jerkunica closed many
real estate deals to make his mark on Laguna.
He was remarried to Beverly, who died. He then married Maria.
He is survived by wife Maria; and sons Marco, Anthony, Evan and
George Sidney Brignell
George Sidney Brignell died July 15 of a heart attack in Lake
Arrowhead. He was 57.
Mr. Brignell was a tree-cutting supervisor for Terra Industries.
He had his own tree-cutting business in Orange County for 30 years.
Mr. Brignell was a native of Laguna Beach. As a teenager, he won
the Laguna Beach surfing contest. In the last 14 years, Mr. Brignell
volunteered with Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and other
He is survived by his wife, Nyla; and stepdaughters Dawn DeLand
and Lisa DeMent.
John Herbert Halliday Jr.
Born Nov. 25, 1918, in Fort Worth, Texas John Herbert Halliday Jr.
died Aug. 5 in Dana Point of cancer. He was 84.
While a Naval officer in World War II he directed and coordinated
the landing craft launched from his ship at the invasions of Iwo
Jima, Okinawa and other battles in the Pacific. He was sent to
Washington, D.C. just before the atomic bomb was to be dropped
because his computer experience was needed.
It was there he met is wife, Mary, also a Navy officer.
After the war, they moved to California, where Mr. Halliday worked
for Moore Business Forms for 30 years. He was a lifelong member of
Rotary International, serving as president of the San Marino chapter
before moving to Laguna Beach. Their last home was in Dana Point.
Mr. Halliday is preceded in death by his wife of 50 years; and
parents John and Ruth.
He is survived by his son John and daughter-in-law Patricia, of
Glendale; and son Tom of Laguna Beach.
The funeral service is private. Family and friends are invited to
attend a memorial service and reception at 11 a.m. Sept. 6 at the
Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. In lieu of flowers, the
family asks donations be made either to the Laguna Presbyterian
Church or to the South Coast Medical Center Foundation, 31872 Coast
Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651.
Jean Hall Patterson
Jean Hall Patterson of Monarch Bay died on July 23. She was 78.
She was born in Phoenix in 1924 and attended Mills College in 1941
and 42. She received a bachelor's from the University of Arizona.
She married John A. Patterson in 1948 and became one of the first
residents of Monarch Bay Terrace in 1963. She worked as a real estate
agent and served on the board of Realtors as president from 1975 to
Mrs. Patterson is survived by daughter Nancy Eileen Jordan; son
John "Jock" Archibald Patterson III; granddaughter Alyssa Jene
Jordan; sisters Joanne H. Koenig and Julie H. Pinchin; nephews Jed
Gould, Tony H. Chatterton; niece Amy E. Koenig; and grandnephews
Corey and Jake Yacco.
A personal service is planned at sea.