Corella, Benjamin,  Born April 27, 1931, passed away January 29, 2010. Ben was born in Los Angeles, CA, attended Huntington Park High School, and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War as a First Class Petty Officer, (the youngest at that time). In 1957 he married Yolanda Pelayo and settled in Anaheim, where they raised three children. In 1986 Ben and Yolanda moved to San Clemente. They felt they had moved to a paradise. He enjoyed working in the yards and gardens, bodysurfing at North Beach, riding his bike at Doheny Beach, walking the North Beach Trail with Yolanda and just visiting with his neighbors. After his discharge, he worked for Western Electric, eventually turning to the transportation industry as his livelihood. Had his own business, G & E Transport, and later was Transportation Manager for El Modeno Nurseries. Before he completely retired, he worked for the Capistrano Unified School as a bus driver. He leaves us with fond memories of always being the "life of the party". He is survived by his wife of 52 years; two brothers, Lou and Jaime; three children, Anita, Gregory and Eddie. He felt a great love for all of his six grand children, Nadine, Deanna, Melissa, Craig, Andrew and Elaina.

 

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