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Alyce Virginia Doney (Apoyan)
Alyce Virginia (Apoyan) Doney Nov. 20, 1923 - Aug. 16, 2021 Alyce Virginia (Apoyan) Doney was born on November 20, 1923, to Misak and Esther Apoyan in Oak Park, Illinois. Raised as the youngest of three girls, Alyce had a magical childhood between growing up in Oak Park and summers... Read More
Published in Whittier Daily News on Oct. 17, 2021.
John A. Ternes
02/02/1954 - 09/18/2021 John Ternes (67) passed away on Sept. 18, just weeks after being diagnosed with kidney cancer. He was born in ND. After moving to Covina, John married the love of his life in 2006. A licensed general contractor, he built their home in Durango, CO. John was... Read More
Published in Whittier Daily News on Oct. 17, 2021.
Gordon Young
July 31, 1934 - October 5, 2021 Gordie, a truly extraordinary man, finally joined his most beloved wife, Kay. His daughters, Kat & Linn, granddaughter, Kaitlin, and his multitude of friends will find comfort in remembering his wonderful humor and kindness. There will be no services... Read More
Published in Whittier Daily News on Oct. 17, 2021.
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George Muller
November 7, 1928 - September 13, 2021 George Muller was born and raised in Prague, Czechoslovakia to Margaret Estin Muller and Ernest Muller. George was the oldest of two sons. His brother Frank who predeased him was two years his junior. George spent his first 7 years living in Prague... Read More
Cabot & Sons Funeral Home
Published in Whittier Daily News on Oct. 16, 2021.
Friday, October 15, 2021
Judith Lynn Harris
10/13/1944 - 09/22/2021 Judith Lynn Harris, 77, of Eagle, ID passed away on September 22, 2021 at her home. Judy was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, to Earl and Judith (Robinson) Sutton. At the age of 12 Judy and her family moved to the United States. Judy graduated from Torrance... Read More
Accent Funeral Home - Meridian
Published in Whittier Daily News on Oct. 15, 2021.
Shari Fent Pollard
Aug. 29, 1933 - Oct. 5, 2021 A beautiful lady has left this world for a better place. Long-time Monrovian Shari Fent Pollard died October 5, 2021 in Arcadia, CA. She had been bravely battling cancer since August 2020. Shari was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa on August 29, 1933 to Gordon... Read More
Douglass & Zook Funeral and Cremation Services
Published in Whittier Daily News on Oct. 15, 2021.
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Richard Thomas
Richard L. Thomas of Pasadena, CA, loving husband, father, and grandfather passed away October 9, 2021 after a valiant six-week battle with Stage IV cancer. He was 84. Richard was born February 16, 1937, in Kalamazoo, MI, to Gerald and Joyce Wheaton Thomas, who preceded him in death... Read More
Published in Whittier Daily News on Oct. 14, 2021.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Jessica Amal Sherrie
June 30, 1985 - Oct. 7, 2021 Jessica Amal Sherrie passed away peacefully in Burbank, CA, at the age of 36, surrounded by the love of her husband, daughter, parents and close family and friends after a year long battle with lung cancer. Jessica was born and raised in Glendora, CA,... Read More
Published in Whittier Daily News on Oct. 13, 2021.
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Duane Edward Allen
Duane Edward Allen died peacefully on September 27, 2021 Duane was born in Oakland, CA on April 23, 1932. He was raised in Loyalton, CA, graduated from UC Berkeley, served in the Army and then earned an MBA at Berkeley. He was an underwriter at Marsh McLennan, Cosgrove & Co. In... Read More
Published in Whittier Daily News on Oct. 10, 2021.
Michael D. Coxson Has Relocated
A well known volunteer at the Pasadena Senior Center and city resident, Michael D. Coxson, died suddenly without known cause on August 23rd. Born in Augusta, GA on March 14th, 1954, he was 67. A commodity specialist by trade, he had an office In Pasadena ten years ago, but currently... Read More
Published in Whittier Daily News on Oct. 10, 2021.
Alison Riggs
01/28/1936 - 10/3/2021 Alison Riggs was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on October 3, 2021 at age 85. Alison was born to Fred and Isabel MacDonald on January 28, 1936 in Regina, Saskatchewan Canada. She later... Read More
Queen Of Heaven Mortuary
Published in Whittier Daily News on Oct. 10, 2021.
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Marilyn Gano (Mary)
Marilyn (Mary) Gano 08/15/1927 - 09/26/2021 Marilyn (Mary) Joyce Gano, 94, of Temple City, passed peacefully on Sept 26. Mary was the loving wife of Robert (Bob) E Gano Sr and mother to Robert (Rob) E Gano Jr, who both preceded her in death. Mary was born in Iowa, and had a long career... Read More
Oakdale Memorial Park
Published in Whittier Daily News on Oct. 9, 2021.
Joanne M. Klotz
June 18, 1942 - Sept. 29, 2021 Lifelong Pasadena resident Joanne Mary Klotz (ne‚ Kennelly), widow of Robert F. Klotz, passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, after a rapid-onset illness. Joanne was in the first graduating class of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary elementary... Read More
Published in Whittier Daily News on Oct. 9, 2021.
Eva Kupa Ledermuller
Oct. 9, 1944 - Oct. 24, 2017 Happy 77th birthday! You left us four years ago, but you continue to inspire and be loved by your son, friends and colleagues. Please share your memories of Eva on Legacy.com at http://bit.ly/EVAKUPALEGACY. Read More
Guerra & Gutierrez Mortuary - Montebello
Published in Whittier Daily News on Oct. 9, 2021.
Friday, October 8, 2021
Juliet M. Franklin
April 28, 1946 - Sept. 28, 2021 WE REGRET TO ANNOUNCE THE PASSING OF: - Juliet Mary Franklin (nee Bean) on September 28th, 2021, beloved mother to Zina J. Tucker. Survived by her sister Sheila Littlefield (Ron). Predeceased by Parents Kenneth Vivian Bean Sr. and Winifred Eliza Bean... Read More
Torres Cremation & Burial Services
Published in Whittier Daily News on Oct. 8, 2021.
Robert John “Bob” Malouf
Robert John "Bob" Malouf Robert John "Bob" Malouf, 87, of Pasadena, CA, died Sept. 28, 2021 in Pasadena from Crohn's Disease. Bob was born in LA, CA to Lebanese immigrants Charlie and Mabel Malouf Sept. 26, 1934. He attended LA public schools and then graduated from Stanford University... Read More
Cabot & Sons Funeral Home
Published in Whittier Daily News on Oct. 8, 2021.
Sunday, October 3, 2021
Bernard Charles Grace
August 5, 1937 - September 19, 2021 Bernard Charles Grace passed away September 19, 2021 at the age of 84. Bernie was born in Glendale, CA to the late Mary Ellen Carroll Grace and Leonard Aloysius Grace on August 5, 1937. He was the youngest of three boys, predeceased by his brothers... Read More
Cabot & Sons Funeral Home
Published in Whittier Daily News on Oct. 3, 2021.
Joseph L. Pekarek
Joseph L. Pekarek, Born in Pittsburgh, PA on 2-25-1935 to Joe and Rose Pekarek, Passed away in La Ca¤ada, CA on 3-22-2021. Proud and loving husband to Nancy Cappel Pekarek, father to Jim, David and Roger Pekarek, grandfather to Alyssa, Ashley and Nick Pekarek. Joe grew up in Penn... Read More
Published in Whittier Daily News on Oct. 3, 2021.
Michael Peterson
September 6th, 1942 - September 24th, 2021 On Friday, September 24, 2021, Michael Arco Peterson (Mick) of Monrovia, CA, passed away at age 79. Mick was born on September 6, 1942 in Yuma, Utah to Arco Arthur and Mary Lucille (Wait) Peterson. He grew up to be a hardworking machinist... Read More
Published in Whittier Daily News on Oct. 3, 2021.
Berton Mills Tibbet III
Oct. 7, 1927 - Sept. 11, 2021 Bert Tibbet, 93, of Pasadena, CA, died peacefully at his home in Sedona, AZ, on Sep. 11 with his wife and family by his side. Bert's great grandparents settled in Pasadena in 1853. The City of Roses was his home for 80 years until he retired to Sedona... Read More
Published in Whittier Daily News on Oct. 3, 2021.
Everett Eugene Weaver
Gene, a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, has passed away at 89. Gene was the son of Clair and Freda Weaver. He was born and raised in Etna, Ohio site of the family farm. He graduated from Etna School, a one room, one teacher, K - 12 School of 17 students... Read More
Published in Whittier Daily News on Oct. 3, 2021.
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Kent Riley
October 1, 1925 - September 20, 2021 Kent J. Riley, a long-time resident of Whittier, passed away at the age of 95 on September 20, 2021, at Atria Del Rey Memory Care in Rancho Cucamonga. Born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Kent lived in Whittier for 47 years with his wife and children... Read More
Queen Of Heaven Mortuary
Published in Whittier Daily News on Oct. 2, 2021.
Friday, October 1, 2021
Earl Scharer Malcom
Malcom Earl Scharer 5/7/29 - 9/4/2021 A lifelong resident, Malcom, 92, passed away at home in Pasadena on September 4, 2021. After completing the Pasadena school system, Malcom graduated from USC with a B.S. in Engineering, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Next came a M.S... Read More
Published in Whittier Daily News from Sep. 29 to Oct. 1, 2021.
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Barbara B. Saelid
Feb 3, 1935 - Sept 5, 2021 Barbara Balbach Saelid passed away Sunday Sept 5th, 2021. Barbara was born Feb 3, 1935 in Portland, OR. She received her BA in Elem Ed from the Univ of Arizona where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. She married her high school sweetheart and taught... Read More
Published in Whittier Daily News on Sep. 30, 2021.
Carolyn Sue Tomlin
Carolyn Sue Tomlin passed away September 15, 2021. She is survived by her daughter, Crystal Casey (Bakaffa); granddaughter, Kennedy Casey; 2 brothers, Pastor W. Harrison Trotter (Ranza) and Anthony Trotter; 2 sisters, Mary Perdue (Fred) and Clemmie Phillips (Gerald); and a host of... Read More
Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills
Published in Whittier Daily News on Sep. 30, 2021.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
BETTY TENNYSON
January 1, 1930 - September 2, 2021 Betty Jane Tennyson is in the presence of her Lord Jesus after passing peacefully in Duarte, California. Betty was born in Duluth, Minnesota. She was a loving wife and mother. She loved to sing. Her beautiful voice graced churches throughout her... Read More
Rose Hills Company
Published in Whittier Daily News on Sep. 29, 2021.
Arlene Chisako Okimura
Traditional funeral services for Arlene Chisako Okimura, 70-year-old resident of Pasadena who passed away on September 16, were held at Gedatsu Church of America in Rosemead, officiated by Rev. Naoya Okano. Arlene is survived by her father, Itsuto Okimura; younger brother Ken, sister-in-law... Read More
Fukui Mortuary, Inc. - Los Angeles
Published in Whittier Daily News on Sep. 29, 2021.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Burdette Gordon Brekken
May 5, 1924 - Sept. 14, 2021 It is with great sadness that we share the passing of B.G. (Brek) Brekken, who died peacefully at home at the age of 97. Brek valued his family and friends and expressed his gratitude for a wonderful life and their love, care, and support. Burdette and... Read More
Published in Whittier Daily News on Sep. 28, 2021.
Sunday, September 26, 2021
Martha J. Lee (Clune)
Martha J. (Clune) Lee Marty passed away, (under Hospice care) at her home at The Brethren Hillcrest Homes in La Verne on 8-10-2021. She will be memorialized in a "drop-by" Service in the Chapel at the Brethren Hillcrest Homes in La Verne from 1:30-2:30 PM, Oct. 2, 2021 at 2705 Mountain... Read More
Published in Whittier Daily News on Sep. 26, 2021.
Davida Elizabeth Symonds
Sept. 27, 1920 - May 28, 2021 Davida Elizabeth Symonds died on Friday, May 28, 2021, after more than a 100 years of a well lived life. She was born in Wellington, Texas on September 27, 1920. She moved, as a young child, with her mother and father, Werta and John Ingram, and her two... Read More
Published in Whittier Daily News on Sep. 26, 2021.
Friday, September 24, 2021
Constance Bradley
1/5/34 - 9/9/21 Constance Marion Allen "Connie" Bradley, a Connecticut born transplant to California, mother of five children, passed away peacefully on September 9, 2021 with her eldest granddaughter by her side. Connie Allen was born in West Harford, CT during the war era and grew... Read More
Published in Whittier Daily News on Sep. 24, 2021.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Anthony Rocco DeLellis Jr.
July 10, 1942 - September 12, 2021 Son of Anthony Rocco DeLellis Sr. and Norma Ruth Fleck DeLellis, Anthony Rocco DeLellis Jr., 79, passed away with family at his side at the St. John of God Retirement and Care Center in Los Angeles, California, on Sunday morning after a valiant fight... Read More
Cabot & Sons Funeral Home
Published in Whittier Daily News on Sep. 22, 2021.
Donald W. Howell
Aug. 27, 1931 - Sept. 12, 2021 Donald W. Howell, 90 years of age, passed peacefully and surrounded by loved ones, on Sept. 12, 2021. Don remained witty to the end, cracking jokes and spreading smiles. Don was born and raised in South Pasadena, California, during the Great Depression... Read More
Todd Memorial Chapel
Published in Whittier Daily News on Sep. 22, 2021.
Cynthia Louise Neujahr
1948 - 2021 Cynthia Neujahr passed away peacefully on September 12, 2021. Cynthia Louise Dustin was born on April 21, 1948, the eldest daughter of Dent and Betty Louise Dustin. She grew up in Whittier with her sisters Teresa, Debra and Tamara. Cindy was a flower child she loved flowers... Read More
Published in Whittier Daily News on Sep. 22, 2021.
Monday, September 20, 2021
Mary Martinez
No matter how much time passes, you are always in our hearts. In Loving Memory, The Martinez Family Read More
Published in Whittier Daily News on Sep. 20, 2021.
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Richard Dean Esbenshade
Richard Dean Esbenshade, 92, passed away on September 14, 2021 at his home on South Arroyo Boulevard in Pasadena, where he had lived for over 50 years. He was born in 1929 in Ashland, Ohio to Abram and Thelma (Emerick) Esbenshade, the first of four children. He graduated from Ashland... Read More
Cabot & Sons Funeral Home
Published in Whittier Daily News on Sep. 19, 2021.
Ralph V. Fonzo
1933 - 2021 Connoisseur of all things beautiful and well designed, Ralph loved Opera, Formula One racing, Ferraris, especially his own 33 foot Scanmar, Motorcycles, and anything Italian. Ralph's skills were legend, but he was most fond of his popular burger stand in Pasadena, Rick's... Read More
Published in Whittier Daily News on Sep. 19, 2021.
Emily Goe
April 21, 1938 - August 13, 2021 Emily Louise (Hendrix) Goe passed away peacefully on August 13, 2021. She was born in Murray, Kentucky. After moving to Whittier and living there for 25 years, Emily worked as a teacher's aide at Mar Vista Elementary, and then enjoyed retirement by... Read More
Published in Whittier Daily News on Sep. 19, 2021.
Friday, September 17, 2021
Julie Harkins Condon
March 26, 1942 - September 8, 2021 Julie Condon was a loving and generous wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She passed away suddenly and peacefully on September 8, 2021 at the age of 79 with her husband Tom of 57 years by her side. Julie was the eldest of three... Read More
Published in Whittier Daily News on Sep. 17, 2021.
Thomas M. Walker
September 13, 1967 - August 7, 2021 Long time resident of Arcadia, Thomas M Walker, passed away on August 7, 2021 while on vacation in Payne's Creek, CA. Mentor to many and friend to all, Tom is survived by his parents, Joan Lois Hunter of Sierra City, CA and Carlin James Walker of... Read More
Published in Whittier Daily News on Sep. 17, 2021.
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Frankie Mae Terrell
08/11/1925 - 09/11/2021 Frankie Mae Terrell passed away September 11, 2021. She is survived by a brother, Rev. I.B. Butler; sister, Patty Scranton; and a host of nieces and nephews, other family and friends. Visitation Private. Services 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 18, 2021, Woods-Valentine... Read More
Woods-Valentine Mortuary
Published in Whittier Daily News on Sep. 16, 2021.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Adeline Apodaca Meyer
December 5, 1950 - August 27, 2021 Adeline Apodaca Meyer was born in Pueblo, Colorado to Mary and Albert Apodaca and was the 2nd of their six daughters. Adeline's five sisters are Patricia, Vivian, husband, David, Georgia, Arlene, husband, Steve and Paula, husband, Eli. Adeline was... Read More
Published in Whittier Daily News on Sep. 15, 2021.
Bruce E. McNaught
Nov. 10, 1956 - Aug. 30, 2021 Bruce McNaught, 64, of Claremont, passed away on August 30, 2021. Bruce loved baseball, football, music and singing. Bruce loved the Lord and faithfully attended church. At church, Bruce sang in a quartet and a trio, while attending White Avenue Baptist... Read More
Published in Whittier Daily News on Sep. 15, 2021.
Sunday, September 12, 2021
Michael Ellis
1952 - 2021 Michael Ellis of Sierra Madre passed away August 24th following a brief illness, just one month shy of his 69th birthday. Though he was born in Spokane, Washington, his family didn't stay there long, and was always on the move as his father was in the military. When his... Read More
Published in Whittier Daily News on Sep. 12, 2021.
Edith Mae "Edi" Metcalf
Edi Metcalf, 92, passed away on September 3, 2021. Edi was born in 1929, minutes older than her twin brother Robert, to parents Ralph L. Rankin, a WWI veteran, and Clara (Wright) Rankin. Born near Chicago and raised in Peru, Indiana, Edi moved to Pasadena, where she lived for the... Read More
Published in Whittier Daily News on Sep. 12, 2021.
Friday, September 10, 2021
Margaret Allen
12/14/26 - 08/31/2021 Our beloved Margaret Alice "Marky" Allen of Pasadena, CA, died peacefully in her sleep August 31, 2021. She was 94. Born Margaret Alice Hardin, 12/14/26, to parents Hal & Alice Hardin, she grew up in Kansas City, MO. Her life in California began when she... Read More
Published in Whittier Daily News on Sep. 10, 2021.
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Patricia Ann Lee
August 17, 1940 - September 2, 2021 The family of Patricia Ann Lee is sad to announce the passing of their beloved mother and grandmother. She passed away at her home in Covina on Thursday, September 2, 2021.Pat was a retail clerk for Sav-On Drugstore for over 25 years. She loved... Read More
Published in Whittier Daily News on Sep. 9, 2021.
Linda Elaine Ludwig (Thompson)
Linda Elaine (Thompson) Ludwig March 17, 1950 - August 30, 2021 Linda Elaine (Thompson) Ludwig was born March 17, 1950 in Sherman, TX and moved with family to California at the age of 3. She graduated from Nogales High School in 1968 and worked in the grocery industry for 30 years... Read More
Craddock Funeral Home
Published in Whittier Daily News on Sep. 9, 2021.
Kirk "Rails" Warner
Kirk "Rails" Warner passed away at his home in Claremont, CA on August 19, 2021. Kirk was the first of four children of Kirk and Elloise Warner. He grew up playing soccer with GYS, baseball at Glendora National, and loved being a part of the 4-H club. He especially loved animals and... Read More
Published in Whittier Daily News on Sep. 9, 2021.
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
James R. Steinberg
Dec 20, 1952 - Aug 1, 2021 Jim crossed the veil on August 1, 2021 at age 68 in Pasadena, California after a brave fight for life over several months. He's now in the loving embrace of his parents Bob & Marilynn Steinberg, his beloved Jeanie Ramsey, and other close friends that... Read More
Published in Whittier Daily News on Sep. 8, 2021.
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