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brunson, jane  
Jane Nelson Brunson September 9,1921-August 18, 2016 Jane Nelson Brunson passed on a month shy of her 95th birthday. She passed on just as she loved her life; full of spirit and grace. She had moved to San Diego to be closer to her only daughter, Nancy. She passed in peace and in no pain. Jane was born in Racine, Wisconsin in 1921. Her parents owned a hotel, The Hotel Nelson , and a large farm. Her happiest days involved her life on the farm, swimming and boating on the Root River ( behind her farm) , and her days at the University of Wisconsin. She loved living in Madison , where she majored in English and Economics. She met and married Jarratt Brunson from Memphis, Tennessee. They moved from their home in Racine to Pasadena where she made lifelong friends. Divorced in the 1970's, she spent her life happily traveling the world, golfing, playing bridge, and going to the aquatic center. When she retired from a career in banking she was able to travel more with her daughter and spent more time in San Diego. Jane was an amazing woman. Well educated, strong and beautiful. Her last advice to her daughter was to " have fun, travel, take care of yourself, and make great memories". She lived these words, we should all be so lucky! No services are planned, but a Celebration of her Life, will be at the La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla in September, her favorite lunch spot! Rest Well Jane-- You are well loved and will be in our hearts everyday!!
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Published in Pasadena Star-News from Aug. 27 to Aug. 28, 2016
Darcy, Patrick Martin  
Darcy, Patrick Martin Patrick Martin Darcy passed away August 15, 2016 after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's Disease. Born in Los Angeles, California he attended Cathedral High School and earned a Bachelor's degree at Loyola University. He was an Army veteran of WWII. For over forty years he owned Olympic Machinery Company in Los Angeles. He gave back to his community by volunteering at Holy Family Catholic Church, Rotary, and the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his loving wife Billie, and their four daughters, Patti Hayes (Greg Hayes), Robin Smith (Steve Smith), Laura Henken (Matt Henken), and Anne Darcy. He also leaves behind 10 grandchildren, four step- grandchildren, and twelve and 1/2 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church on Friday, August 26th, at 10:00 a.m. Cabot and Sons, Pasadena Directors
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Published in Pasadena Star-News on Aug. 23, 2016
DRYDEN, WAYNE  
DRYDEN, Wayne Wayne Shelton Drydem died peacefully in Tennessee on July 18, 2016 at the age of 78 from a succession of strokes. Wayne was born August 26, 1937, in Pasadena to Harold and Elsie Dryden. Wayne grew up iin San Marino, attended Valentine and Huntington schools, and graduated from San Marino High School. He graduated from Occidental College in 1959 with a degree in history, and received a law degree from USC in 1962. Wayne resided in Pasadena where he had a family law practice until he retired to Georgia in 2012. Wayne travelled the world and believed in adventure. He also believed in hard work and standing up and fighting if you needed to. He had a gigantic heart and always put his family first. He loved with a hugh passion for life and all that it's filled with. His legacy lives on forever in the hearts of his children and grandchildren, and in all the lives he touched. Wayne is survived by his brother Gene Dryden (Ann) of San Marino, daughters Brooke Dryden Hughes (Michael) and April Dryden Beach (Aaron) both of Denver, Colorado, five grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews in San Marino and Oak Park, CA. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Elsie Dryden of San Marino. Services are pending, but will be held in Pasadena at a later date. Please visit www.cabotandsonsfh.com for service updates. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Huntington Library or to the Asia Pacific Museum.
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Published in Pasadena Star-News on Aug. 30, 2016
Hirn, Gary Paul  
HIRN,Gary Paul Gary Paul Hirn, born in Escanaba Michigan on April 18, 1939 of Lillian Frechette and Frank Hirn lived an active life. After graduating from Holy Name Catholic Central High School he went on to college at Marquette University in Milwaukee Wisconsin and then Northern Michigan University in Marquette Michigan where he played football and hockey. An unfortunate accident while playing hockey took his left eyesight and his collegiate sports career. He was named Michigan All-State Back of the Year in 1956. Known to many as "Guppy" and "Mr. Pasty", he spread his smile and wit and optimistic enthusiasm to all around him. He loved to make jokes and was so quick-witted, everyone enjoyed conversation with him. Laughing was a standard for every meeting. He will probably try to outwit St Peter and all the saints. In 1959, he ventured to California where he married Irene Toth and had three children, Katherina , Anthony John and Elizabeth Margit. In 1986, he married Margaret Mayotte, his first girlfriend in high school. He always enjoyed telling that story of how they reconnected after 23 years. Theirs was a happy union for all the family. They were best friends, enjoying many happy times together, taking trips, enjoying sports and Guppy was Marge's greatest coach and fan as she played softball. He was an avid reader and loved history and he also loved music and spent years learning the fine art of classical jazz guitar and music theory. He enjoyed following sports and players. His remarkable memory for details and people and dates shone when talking about sports. He followed the Dodgers and Angels and could call a game as well as Vince Sculley, often saying the exact thing before Vince. USC Trojans were his favorite team and he followed high school players before they chose their colleges. Another favorite was the Memorial Day Indy race and he had always dreamed of attending. He competed in grueling endurance to complete 15 marathons in Hawaii, California and Oregon. He passed on his love of sports to his children and his daughter, Elizabeth made him very proud when she achieved a 4-year basketball scholarship to USC playing with the number 30 on her jersey. That was his number when he played football in high school. Daughter Katherina also gained a degree in Communications, Journalism and Cinema from USC. Son, Anthony developed flying skills while pursuing a career with Trader Joe's. Step-daughter Laura received a Masters in Business and pursues venues in that field. He also loved to create culinary delights and family and friends joined him in his kitchen to celebrate food and loving friendships. He loved cooking for the multitudes and made potluck breakfasts for the Crown Valley Senior Softball teams and any time Eaton Canyon Nature Center needed anything. He was awarded a "Five Cupcake" volunteer badge for his efforts. Heaven will benefit from the wonderful aromas of his celestial kitchen. Throughout his life he worked at many and varied careers. Always self-employed, he was a baker, hair stylist in the 60's under the auspicious name of "Goldfinger", landscape artist and realtor in the 70's, and "Mr Pasty" in the 80's and 90's when he brought the pasty to California and made delicious foods for wholesale distribution. Later, in the 90's, he spent time caring for elderly incapacitated people in their homes, cooking for them and encouraging them. He is survived by spouse Margaret Mayotte-Hirn, children, Katherina (Hirn) Penfold and husband Russell, Elizabeth (Hirn) Berner and husband Michael, Anthony Hirn, step-daughters, Laura (Bethke) Mahronic and Cheryl Bethke, brother-in-law Raymond Mayotte Jr and wife Linda, grandchildren, Emma Sophia Berner, step-grandchildren Tara Laynez, Cheryl Elaine(Laynez) Elhard and James, Truston Laynez and Rachel, Concepcion Laynez, Briann Darnell, and Ashlynn DeLauris Darnell . He also has step-great grandchildren, Joseph Daniel Laynez, Lana Marie and Alison Marguerita Santa Cruz, Lilleth Rose Laynez, Laura Laynez, Elisabeth Villagrana, and Truston Daniel Jr, Kaistlynn, Ethan Nicholas Laynez and step-great grandchildren. Paige Griffith, Bethany Elhard, and Dustin Darnell. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and other relatives of which he has kept in contact with. Preceded in death were his older brothers and sisters and parents. He was the youngest of 13 children. A celebration of his life will be held for friends and relatives to remember the fun-loving and brave man he was. Memorial services will be held at Mountain View Cemetery, 2400 North Fair Oaks, Altadena CA 91001. 10:00AM August 31, 2016. He would like any gifts or donations be made in his memory to Eaton Canyon Nature Center Associates in Pasadena CA.
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Published in Pasadena Star-News on Aug. 26, 2016
Hollern, Terrence Louis  
Terrence Louis Hollern April 11, 1915 - August 17, 2016 Terrence Louis Hollern, a resident of San Marino and Pasadena for over 63 years, passed away peacefully in his home on August 17, 2016. Born in 1915, he almost made 102 years old. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Edward John Hollern and Nell Marion McCormick Hollern, he enjoyed a childhood that centered on the outdoors. A gifted athlete, he played football, hockey and baseball, still playing fast pitch softball until he was 45. He was educated at The Blake School and attended Dartmouth. His first job after spending 4 years in the Army Air Corp, mostly in Alaska, was selling flour for Pillsbury. After that, he embarked on a 40 year career selling newsprint to the leading newspapers in the West. He was a long time member of Annandale Golf Club, where he shot his age twice, The Valley Hunt Club, and The Pasadena Tournament of Roses. His wife of 58 years, Barbara, predeceased him in 2003, and his oldest son Terrence Louis Hollern, Jr, predeceased him in 1962. He is survived by his sons John Hollern and his wife Cindy, his grandchildren Allison (Mark), Michael (Stephanie) and Kendra (Nick), and his great-grandchildren Brent, Paul and Cora: and son Peter Hollern and his wife Victoria, his grandchildren Tom (Tess), Alexis (Michael) and Emily (Scott), and his great grandchildren Maxwell, Olivia, Paige and Bridget: and sister Carolyn Hollern Blondel. All of us will miss his most wonderful sense of humor, kindness and positive outlook. He was a very special man. At his request, there will be a private family service. In lieu of donations, please do something kind for someone else. Cabot & Sons, Pasadena
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Published in Pasadena Star-News from Aug. 30 to Aug. 31, 2016
Peralta Sr, Bernard John  
Bernard John Peralta Sr. December 11, 1942 - August 22, 2016 Born in Altadena on December 11, 1942 and lived there his entire life. He served bravely in the Vietnam Nam war and was awarded the Bronze Star for heroism. He passed away on Monday, August 22, 2016. Bernard will be greatly missed by his large family and his many friends. Bernard is survived by his wife Susan, sons John and Bernard Jr., daughter Jennifer Hartley, son-in-law Mike Hartley, brothers David and Kenneth, sister Marie and grandchildren Melinda, Brandon, Margo, Molly, Annie, Emma, Olivia, Alexander and Jack. A memorial to honor Bernard will be held on Saturday August 27 at 10:30 a.m. at the home of Mike and Jennifer Hartley. Cabot & Sons, Pasadena, CA
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Published in Pasadena Star-News on Aug. 24, 2016
Reese, Kathrone  
Kathrone Reese Kathrone Reese, also known as "Kitty" passed away on August 11, 2016. She is survived by one daughter, Whitney D. Reese and one son, Jonathan C. Reese; 11 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Smith (Carlin) and a host of other family and friends. Services 1:00 p.m., Thursday, August 25, 2016, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1014 E. Altadena Drive., Altadena. Interment Private
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Published in Pasadena Star-News on Aug. 23, 2016
Rodriguez, Aristides "Art"  
RODRIGUEZ, Aristides "Art" Aristides "Art" Rodriguez (74) was born April 1, 1942 in Havana, Cuba. Shortly after Castro took power, Art left Cuba for the United States. He carried with him a gold coin sewn into the lining of his jacket and his uncle's phone number in Florida, nothing else. Within 24 hours of reaching America's shores, Art was employed at a Miami car dealership. His many jobs and travels brought him to California where he married, raised his children, and served as president of the Sylmar Kiwanis Club. During his tenure, Art coordinated blood drives and was himself a lifetime donor of 13 gallons to the Red Cross. In 1980 he began brokering liquor licenses and soon opened his own liquor licensing company, Art Rodriguez & Associates (ARA). Art took a unique approach to this specialized business and over the years developed a blueprint for easing clients through the often complex process of securing a liquor license and navigating state and local regulations. Art remarried in 1985 and together with his wife, Maria Impala, expanded ARA; in 1994 they moved their offices to Pasadena. Following the L.A. riots, Art served as the legislative chairman of Los Angeles Mayor Bradley's south central liquor task force group and was instrumental in helping create legislation that allowed shop owners to sell or transfer their licenses out of the county; this helped them recover some of the losses they suffered during the riots and reduced the number of alcohol outlets in the area – something the community very much wanted. ARA will continue to provide its specialized services under the leadership of Maria and her brother, Peter Impala, who worked side by side with Art for the past 26 years. In his professional life, Art was known for his extensive knowledge of the ins and outs of California liquor licensing laws and his generous willingness to freely provide advice and guidance to those who sought his expertise. "He built many solid relationships with a smile and a handshake" and "set the standard for how people should do business." Throughout his career Art most enjoyed the variety of people he met through his work. He had a true passion for helping people launch their businesses and took enormous pleasure in their success. Although he never returned to visit his beloved Cuba, the trade winds in Art's blood never stilled and he and Maria spent most of their vacation time on an island somewhere. Art was happiest swinging in a hammock rocked by an island breeze, cigar in hand, Mozart, Jimmy Buffet, or oldies rock playing in the background. He loved crossword puzzles, baseball, and everything about his life. He will be remembered and forever missed for his constant good mood, lighthearted humor, charm, generous heart, and for his devotion to his wife. He is survived by his wife Maria, son Ari Rodriguez (Mona), daughter Raquel Rodriguez (Greg Schoessler), sisters Raquel Rodriguez and Rosa Rodriguez, five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and many, many friends. He died peacefully at home on August 19th with his wife and daughter at his side.
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Published in Pasadena Star-News on Aug. 26, 2016
SLATER, SUSAN  
SLATER, Susan Marie Susan Marie Slater, born February 8, 1921, passed away August 20, 2016 at the age of 95. She is survived by her son John (Kerry); and her grandsons John and Matthew. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, August 26th, 10:00am, at St. Philip Catholic Church in Pasadena. Cabot & Sons, Pasadena, Directors
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Published in Pasadena Star-News on Aug. 24, 2016
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