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Gary Dunham Wheatcroft


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Gary Dunham Wheatcroft Obituary
May 30, 1933 - March 8, 2016 Gary Dunham Wheatcroft passed away on March 8, 2016 of Alzheimer's Disease, with the love of his life, Anne, by his side. A third generation Californian with a sharp mind, a quick wit and larger than life personality, he will be dearly missed. Gary was raised in So Pasadena and attended UC Berkeley after graduating from So Pas High in 1950. At Cal he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, and met Anne Stuart, whom he married in 1955. He graduated from UC Hastings Law School in 1958, and returned to So Cal where he was a prosecutor in the LA District Attorney's office before establishing a private practice in Pasadena. He was well known for his uncanny ability to recall specific names and dates, and respected for his clarity of thought. Gary served as president of the Overland Club and Junior Barristers of Pasadena. He was a board member of the Chandler Schools, and a member of the Valley Hunt Club. The Wheatcroft's will be remembered for hosting epic Rose Parade parties at New Year's, regretfully never for their beloved Cal Bears. After retirement in 2012, Anne and Gary moved to the Bay Area to be close to their daughters and grandchildren. Gary was predeceased by his parents, Dell and Hon. Albert Wheatcroft, brothers, Warren and Ron Wheatcroft, and son-in-law Steve TenBroeck. In addition to extended family across the state, Gary leaves behind his wife Anne, his sister Donna (Fred) Diaz, daughters Jane (Chip) Wiser, and Monie TenBroeck, as well as three adoring grandchildren, Alison, Emily, and Charlie Wiser. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Braille Institute, 741 N. Vermont Ave., L.A., CA 90029, in honor of Gary Wheatcroft. Private celebrations of life will be held in Northern California and Pasadena.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Mar. 24 to Mar. 27, 2016
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