On the evening of August 28th, 2009, Mark, Cleofe, Mahala, and Chris were lost in a tragic automobile incident.

A “Celebration of Life” memorial service was held on Saturday, October 10th in Vallejo, the city where Cleofe & Chris spent most of their early years. It was important for us to give those who were unable to attend the funeral services in San Diego an opportunity to say goodbye to my 4 departed family members. I would like to personally extend my thanks to everyone for making this memorial such a special day.

 -- Carl Lastrella


“Smiling eyes are sleeping, 
Busy hands are still.
The ones we love so deeply,
are resting at God's will...”

“It broke our hearts to lose them,
but they did not go alone.
For part of us went with them,
when God called them home.”