Fairhaven Memorial Services

27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, CA

Wednesday, September 9th

Fairhaven Memorial Services - Mission Viejo
Visitation from 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Open Sharing from 5 PM - 6 PM

*COVID Restrictions limitation is no more than 40 people


David Vargas

March 18, 1959August 31, 2020
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David Vargas loving husband and father, age 61, of Irvine, California passed away on Monday, August 31, 2020. David was born on March 18, 1959 in Orange, California. He is survived by his wife Mary Jean Vargas. His children oldest to youngest, Desiree Vargas Lepore, Michelle Vargas, & Adam Vargas. David's living siblings Helen, Isaac, Rachel, Mary, Anna, Jacob, Debbie, & Gina.

A visitation for David will be held Wednesday, September 9, 2020 from 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM and open sharing to speak and share your memories of David from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Fairhaven Memorial Services, 27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, California 92692.

A private Celebration of Life service will occur Thursday, September 10, 2020, 27856 Center Drive, Mission Viejo, California 92692. The private burial will then take place at El Toro Memorial Park and will occur after on Thursday, September 10, 2020, 25751 Trabuco Rd, Lake Forest, California 92630. Followed by a reception back at Fairhaven Memorial Services - Mission Viejo.

Pallbearers for David are Adam Vargas, Jacob Vargas, Nash Navarette, Jacob Navarette, Gene Frial, Glenn Frial, Mike Frial, & Benjamin Lepore. This day will be a private service due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Thursday services will be able to view virtually via Live Stream. Details will be released here soon.

*COVID Restrictions are strictly in place as there will be no more than 40 people allowed at Fairhaven Memorial Services and 50 for El Toro Cemetery. Please note that El Toro Cemetery will not proceed with the burial if more than 50 are in attendance. Thank you in advance for honoring these guidelines during this difficult time.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.fairhavenmemorialservices.com for the Vargas family.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

  • Private Celebration of Life

    Thursday, September 10, 2020

  • Private Burial at El Toro Cemetery

    Thursday, September 10, 2020

  • Livestream

    Thursday, September 10, 2020



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Glenn Frial

September 11, 2020

When David started dating my older sister, Mary Jean, I was actually the last one in the family he met since I was away in college. I vividly remember that day I came home to my parent's home in Fullerton. I recall seeing David in the corner of my eye by our mini basketball hoop. I didn't acknowledge him and I was thinking in my mind, "Who is this person dating my sister. He better be good enough for her". Mary Jean and David left a short while later and I don't think I said one word to him.

Boy, I couldn't have been more wrong. I guess I was being an overprotective brother. I quickly realized that he was not only good enough for my sister; he was "above and beyond" good enough for her. I want to thank David for providing my sister with the happiest times of her life. Those two were truly a perfect fit.

David wasn’t a tall person in stature, but he was a giant with his kindness. He was always so genuine and welcoming. I will cherish the times I spent with him enjoying each other's company, watching a game, and having a nice cold beer. I'll miss him dearly and will always keep those memories forever.

My heart goes out to Mary Jean, Desiree, Michelle, Adam, and to David's siblings and their families. May you find comfort in knowing that he is in a better place and that you will always have those special memories of him.

Gene Frial

September 10, 2020

David was more than just a brother in law to me, he was another brother. We shared many cold ones when I was staying with them in the Football Ranch home and attended many practices and games in which he was very involved in. He was always happy to see me at those games as he was very proud to see his kids do well.

David was kind and warm to anyone he met. He was always the first to make you feel welcomed. When I first met him, he and my sister picked me up from the airport as I was arriving from not being home in over 2 years and I wanted to surprise my parents. I knew then my sister made good choice.

David was honest and hard working and most importantly, a dedicated husband to my sister and father to his 3 children who are now fine adults as a result of the example he set for them.

My heart felt condolences to my sister Mary Jean, to Desiree, Michelle and Adam. To his siblings and their families. He will sorely be miss by those of us who had the honor to know him. I miss those times we had a cold one, but most of all, I will miss you. Rest In Peace and God speed Brother.

John Martinez

September 9, 2020

David Vargas was a man taken way too early from us. He had so much more to give and share but the Father has called him home. He was a shining example of loving one's family to the fullest, living life to the fullest and treating everyone as if they are family. He treated me that way when I become part of the family. He welcomed me warmly, always asked me if I wanted a cold one and was always willing to take the time to speak with me and see what was going on with me and my family. He was good like that... making me think that I wish I could have spent more time with him and his family. He was a great guy that I will miss. My heartfelt prayers and condolences go out to Mary Jean, Desiree, Michelle, Adam and to all of David's family and extended family. May you forever rest in peace David. God Bless your Soul and God Bless your Family....Always.

John, Lea & Sons Martinez Family

September 9, 2020

It is with a heavy heart that we express our deepest condolences for the passing of David. A great husband, father, and a loving, generous, and fun-loving person. Our heart goes out to you, Mary Jean, Desiree, Michelle, and Adam, as well as to David's whole family. Although no words could take away the sadness that you feel at this moment, may you find comfort in knowing that he is now free from pain and is by our Lord's side. Please know that you are surrounded by the love and support of your family, including ours. We are here for you, and we hope that your faith and everyone's prayers will get you through these challenging times.

May you find comfort in God's Word and infinite mercy. He says, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls". Matthew 11:28-29


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