Gunnar Berglars, D.D.S., 89, of Rancho Mirage, Calif. passed away peacefully in his sleep September 20, 2013 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. after a long struggle with Alzheimer's. Gunnar Berglars was born in Abisko, Sweden in 1924. Gunnar graduated from high school in 1943. He became a dentist and immigrated to California where he taught dentistry at the newly opened dental school of UCLA. He also had a private practice in Beverly Hills, with a specialty in Crown and Bridge. Gunnar retired in 1986. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Gunnar leaves behind a wife, Carin, of 68 years, a daughter Cristina, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
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Published in The Desert Sun on Sept. 25, 2013