Portanova died in June at age 93. He had been married to his wife, Vera Portanova, for 69 years. They married only three months after they met, and "it was a wonderful marriage," his daughter said.
Every Christmas Eve, Vito Portanova took sleigh bells outside and started ringing them, far enough away that his children and grandchildren could just barely hear them. And he kept ringing them as he walked closer and closer to the house.
Camarillo woman honors late father with Bellringer donation
mother, Janice Manjoras, Christmas was your time. Your "Santas" are everywhere now. I miss you, Mom. Sherrie Basham: $50.
In loving memory of Dean G. Schultz. Kathryn Schultz: $50.
In memory of my parents, Dr. Ray and Bea Schmitt; my daughter, Tracy Bride; Tom Williams and Aunt Blanche Viles. I will miss friends who passed Air Max Nike Black And Pink
"He was a wonderful father," said his daughter, JoAnn Catalano, of Camarillo, who donated $100 this year in Portanova's memory. "He was always there for you no matter what. When I was in high school, he took my friends and I to all the football games and basketball games."
In memory of our uncle Joshua, killed June 9, 2002. We miss you. Love, Tyler, CJ, Noah, Mykenna, Josiah and Joshy: $100.
In loving memory of my parents, Orwyn and Lorena Foster, and in honor of my daughter, Lisa, and good friend, Gail, who are such strong women. Nancy Fox: $50.
In loving memory of my parents, Bob Ferris and Margaret Durley Ferris; my stepmother, Irene Pierce Ferris; and my dad's special spice, Pat Mann. Linda Ferris Von Essen: $100.
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"They will miss him this year," she said, "because he always took them Baileys Irish Cream."
Given on behalf of my grandchildren in honor and memory of Kevin Wise. "To be used to benefit less fortunate children in the United States of America." In honor and memory of Helen Pidduck, a very generous and thoughtful person. Anonymous: $1,000.
In memory of Carl and Kelly. Johanna McKeown: $200.
Sometimes he even called the kids and disguised his voice, pretending to be Santa Claus.
In memory of the many loved ones and friends. Bob and Pam Doane: $50.
In memory of my two brothers who died too soon: Chicobeta, Blondie, sister Linda taken by cancer, and my parents, Frank and Viola, whom I miss daily. B.: $150.
For the glory of God. Anonymous: $25.
In loving memory of our dear son, Chris. Tony and Edie Fowkes: $100.
In loving memory of our brother and Air Max Floral For Men our two sisters and sisters in law, Celia, Virginia, Conrad and Chave, Josie and Lola. We still miss them so much when we get together and remember the old days. God bless them. D. Peralta: $30.
this year: Tammy Gunn, Fred Standifer, John Corey, Lynn Losch, Toby McGee, Janice Manjoras, Rowena Paul, Jana Stark, Rod Cartes, Dr. Gary Channer and recently former neighbors Don Atkinson and Dick Chess. Marilynn Viles: $100.
In memory of Barbara Ann Mrvichin. Draza Mrvichin: $100.
In memory of Meredith Lowe, a great lady. Eva Pinkham: $50.
In honor of a wonderful dad, Dominick Ciuffetelli. From the Ciuffetelli family: $100.
Checks should include the donor's name and phone number and, if desired, the name of the person, organization, pet or other cause in whose memory the donation is being given.
to serve local people in need.
Portanova liked to bring candy and cookies to people, including the pharmacist who dispensed his medicine, Catalano said. But he had a special gift for his doctors.
In loving memory of my special angel, Wayne Pulley. Always missing you. And in honor of your daughter, Kelsey, a recent graduate of CSULB. You would be so proud of her, Wayne. Judy: $100.
The Star's annual Julius Gius Bellringer drive will run through Christmas, with a list of new contributions published daily, except Mondays.
In memory of our daughter, Heidi Tierney, who died 30 years ago at the age of 16. Also, this is to honor our 15 year old border collie whippet, Ally McBeal, who continues to thrive. Dennis and Irma Tierney: $47.
In memory of Lois and Ed. Georgia and Al Collister: $50.
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