Paid Obituaries

Cathleen M. Weiss <br/>July 7, 1938 - April 8, 2015

Cathleen M. Weiss
July 7, 1938 - April 8, 2015

Cathleen M. Weiss (Kit), a resident of La Canada for 47 years, passed away peacefully at home. For a detailed obituary please go to: and select "Find a Service, Grave or Obituary" and follow the instructions.

R Ricki Stambaugh<br/>August 17, 1928 - April 12, 2015

R Ricki Stambaugh
August 17, 1928 - April 12, 2015

Ricki Stambaugh passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015, in her home, after a five-year bout with Alzheimer’s. 

Bob Bistagne<br/>1951 -  2015

Bob Bistagne
1951 - 2015

Lifelong Glendale resident Bob Bistagne (64) passed away April 11 at his home with family by his side.  Born in 1951 to Tom and Wanda Bistagne, he attended Loyola High School and Cal State Fullerton where he earned a degree in Business Administration.  While growing up, he naturally...

Paul Rudolph Christiansen
July 23, 1926 - April 7, 2015

Paul was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Rudolph Ingwald and Louise Julia Jones Christiansen.  He served in the Navy during World War II and afterwards went on a 3 year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Norway, the land of his paternal ancestors.  Later, he...

Rose Essick<br/>May 28, 1923 - April 11, 2015

Rose Essick
May 28, 1923 - April 11, 2015

Longtime Burbank resident Rose Essick died April 11, 2015. She was 91.

Eleanor Leigh Lamer<br/>October 29, 1918 - April 8, 2015

Eleanor Leigh Lamer
October 29, 1918 - April 8, 2015

Eleanor Leigh Hartwell Lamer, long time resident of Burbank, passed peacefully at home on April 8 at the age of 96.   She was a 13th generation descendant of Concord, Massachusetts settler, William Hartwell (1636).   The historic Hartwell Tavern still exists.   ...

Warren Edward Troutman
February 20, 1922 - April 9, 2015

Warren Edward Troutman passed away at the age of 93 in Los Angeles after an extended illness.  He leaves behind a loving son from Los Angeles, a granddaughter from Gainesville, Georgia, a brother, nieces, nephews and many great nieces and nephews from the Los Angeles area. 

Gwendolyn M. Kasler
June 15, 1919 - February 6, 2015

Sue, as she was known by friends and loved ones, passed away peacefully with family by her side in Glendale.  Sue will be remembered for her kindness and grace she shared so freely. She maintained her wit and wonderful sense of humor throughout her last days. She is appreciated for her...

AnnaLyn Daniel
February 20, 1957 - January 2, 2015

AnnaLyn Daniel passed away peacefully on January 2, 2015 at the age of 57.

Jerry Freeman

Jerry Freeman passed away on March 25, 2015 at the age of 70 after a long illness.  His wife Gail and friend Glenn Williams were at his side.

Twila K. Marshall
September 20, 1924 - March 11, 2015

Twila Marshall passed away on March 11, 2015, in Burbank, California. 

Helen M. Stearns<br/> December 25, 1943 - March 19, 2015

Helen M. Stearns
December 25, 1943 - March 19, 2015

Helen Miller Stearns passed away peacefully at her home on March 19, 2015 at the age of 71 after fighting a six-month battle with colon cancer. She is survived by Charles Stearns, her husband of 47 years, her brother Henry Miller, two nieces, a nephew, and three great-nephews.

Bernice Guire Mitchell<br/>July 31, 1923 - March 29, 2015

Bernice Guire Mitchell
July 31, 1923 - March 29, 2015

Bernice Mitchell passed away on 3-29 at her home in Burbank, California.  She was 91.

Tamara Lynn Wahl-DuPrey
March 8, 1961 - March 26, 2015

After a lengthy illness, Tammy passed away peacefully at St. John’s Healthcare Center in Santa Monica on March 26, 2015.  Tammy was born on March 8, 1961, in Burbank, California, the seventh child of Donald and Mariett Wahl.  She was a resident of Granada Hills and had lived in Los...

Vance Richard Knutsen<br/>February 21, 1926 - March 18, 2015

Vance Richard Knutsen
February 21, 1926 - March 18, 2015

Vance Richard Knutsen was born on February 21, 1926, in Fallow, Iowa, to Raynald Severine (R.S.) and Florence (Sandvig) Knutsen. He grew up on the family farm in Graettinger, Iowa, attending Graettinger High School where he met the love of his life, Geneva Osher. Vance and Geneva were elected King...

Michiko Shiota Gingery<br/>February 8, 1924 - March 11, 2015

Michiko Shiota Gingery
February 8, 1924 - March 11, 2015

Michiko Shiota Gingery passed away at Keiro Retirement Home in Los Angeles, California on March 11, 2015 of natural causes. She was 91.

Marilyn Ruth Browning<br/>July 11, 1925 - March 16, 2015

Marilyn Ruth Browning
July 11, 1925 - March 16, 2015

Marilyn was born in Los Angeles, California, on July 11, 1925.  Her parents were Hugo Freed and Hannah Silver.  Marilyn graduated from Burbank High School, Burbank, California in W’43 where she went to school with Robert Eugene Browning.  They were married on September 7, 1946.&...

Dorothy Lien Schlanger<br/>August 17, 1924 - March 12, 2015

Dorothy Lien Schlanger
August 17, 1924 - March 12, 2015

Dorothy Schlanger, age 90, passed away at the Grancell Village Jewish Home in Reseda on March 12th.  Dorothy was born in Londonderry, Ireland on August 17, 1924.  She was the 4th daughter born to Bessie and Lewis Watchman. 

Rose Vranich Turkaly<br/>December 27, 1919 - March 18, 2015

Rose Vranich Turkaly
December 27, 1919 - March 18, 2015

Rose passed away peacefully at the age of 95 surrounded by family and into the arms of her beloved husband Peter who preceded her in death in 1989.

Florence Cannella<br/>January 11, 1929 - March 13, 2015

Florence Cannella
January 11, 1929 - March 13, 2015

Florence Cannella, aged 86, passed away on March 13, 2015.  Florence was born on January 11, 1929, in Detroit, Michigan, the tenth child of Phillip and Grace Palazzola.

Ann H. Yaussi<br/>October 2, 1928 - March 15, 2015

Ann H. Yaussi
October 2, 1928 - March 15, 2015

FRANCES ANN HARWELL JACKSON YAUSSI, 86, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2015 in La Cañada Flintridge, CA.  She was born on a farm in Prospect, Tennessee on October 2, 1928, youngest of four daughters of Thomas H. Harwell and Octa L. Walker, both native Tennesseans.

Byron Lawrence Weston, Jr.<br/>August 5, 1958 - March 8, 2015

Byron Lawrence Weston, Jr.
August 5, 1958 - March 8, 2015

Byron Weston, Jr. passed away while skiing at Mammoth Mountain, leaving behind his loving wife Monica and son Phillip.  He was preceded in death by his son Byron L. Weston, III, in 2011.  Also mourning his loss are mom Cecelia Weston, sisters Elizabeth and Meredith, as well as uncles...

June Margaret Jacobson
September 12, 1922 - March 11, 2015

June Margaret Jacobson, of Burbank, passed away on March 11, 2015, at age 92.  June was born in Santa Barbara, CA, and raised in Hollywood, CA.  After graduating from Hollywood High School, she attended a business school to learn office management skills.  She was employed by the LA...

Elizabeth Pattrick Mackenzie
July 26, 1928 - March 14, 2015

Elizabeth “Beth” Pattrick Mackenzie, Kansas City, Missouri, died at age 86 in Pasadena, Ca.  A So Cal resident since 1941, she was born in 1928 to John H. Pattrick and Elizabeth R. Pattrick, both of Missouri. She resided in Glendale with parents and younger brother Robert, and is...

Eleanor Bowers
September 9, 1925 - March 15, 2015

Eleanor (Ellie) Martin Niethamer Bowers passed away on March 15, 2015. 

Barbara Ann Bailey<br/>May 23, 1941 - March 14, 2015

Barbara Ann Bailey
May 23, 1941 - March 14, 2015

Los Angeles native, Barbara Ann Bailey passed away on Saturday surrounded in person and in spirit by her loving family. 

Richard Taylor French<br/>September 25, 1920 - March 6, 2015

Richard Taylor French
September 25, 1920 - March 6, 2015

Passed away peacefully at home on March 6, 2015 surrounded by family. He was 94.

Linda Marie D'Angona
August 5, 1947 - March 7, 2015

Linda D’Angona, the beloved wife of John D’Angona, passed away at age 67 after a three-year-long struggle with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. 

Dorothy "Dottie" Blanche Gallup<br/>November 6, 1911 - March 9, 2015

Dorothy "Dottie" Blanche Gallup
November 6, 1911 - March 9, 2015

Dorothy "Dottie" Blanche Gallup of Burbank, CA passed away on March 9, 2015 at an age of 103 years.  She was born in C’oeur D’Alene, Idaho and lived most of her youth in San Diego.  She lived in Burbank for 67 years and during that time she was employed by the Burbank Unified...

David Simpson Mason<br/>October 31, 1929 - January 24, 2015

David Simpson Mason
October 31, 1929 - January 24, 2015

David S. Mason of La Crescenta, California, died peacefully at his home on January 24, 2015.  He was born in Torrance, California, the son of late Thomas Francis and Eva Gay Mason, youngest of 3 children. 

Robert V. Christoffersen<br/> August 5, 1918 - December 29, 2014

Robert V. Christoffersen
August 5, 1918 - December 29, 2014

Born in Racine, Wisconsin, his mother passed away when he was three years old from tuberculous so he was moved around until his father, a fireman, remarried several years later. He attended Washington Park High School where he was the vice-president of his class. He graduated in 1937. After high...

John Michael Rafanello Jr.
August 4, 1941 - February 16, 2015

John Michael Rafanello, Jr., died on February 16th, 2015 in Glendale, CA. Born August 4, 1941 in Bristol, CT. to the late John and Beatrice (Pratt) Rafanello. John leaves behind a brother Michael Rafanello and his wife Sandy, two sisters, Sharon Rafanello-Corey and Donna Power and her husband John;...

Robert Leroy Rollins
January 23, 1944 - March 2, 2015

It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our husband, father, grand-father, great-grandfather and brother, Robert Leroy Rollins on March 2, 2015. He was 71 years old and born and raised in Glendale, CA. He was a Glendale police officer for many years and then met the love of...

James Lawrence Long<br/>August 24, 1923 - February 21, 2015

James Lawrence Long
August 24, 1923 - February 21, 2015

Our beloved hero, husband, father and friend, James Lawrence Long, age 91, passed away on February 21, 2015 at John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek, CA.  He was born on August 24, 1923 in Oak Park, Illinois to James and Isabelle Long.

Paul Howard Stiver
August 15, 1953 - February 25, 2015

Paul Stiver, beloved son, brother, and friend, passed away unexpectedly on February 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA at the age of 61 due to natural causes.

Luther Reese Marr<br/>June 23, 1925 - February 27, 2015

Luther Reese Marr
June 23, 1925 - February 27, 2015

     Luther Reese Marr, at 89 years of age, passed away on February 27, 2015 at the home of his daughter, Christelle Marr Bunge, surrounded by his family members in Laguna Niguel, California.  Luther was born to Aileen Schimfessel and Dr. Luther D. Marr.  Luther...

Marie-Josee Berthe Stark
June 30, 1947 - February 25, 2015

     Josee Stark, the beloved wife of Dr. Michael Stark, passed away at age 67 after a long struggle with MSA (Multiple Systems Atrophy). She was born in Luxembourg and received her nursing degree in Bonn, Germany. She continued her nursing vocation in Lausanne, Switzerland where...

Joseph Scavone
June 27, 1926 - February 26, 2015

Joseph Scavone formerly of Glendale, passed away Thursday, February 26th in Rancho Mirage, CA at age 88.  Joseph was a business owner in Glendale for many years where he raised his two children with his wife Amelia Scavone.  Joseph lived in Rancho Mirage for the last 35+ years and is...

Edward T Hancock
April 1940 - February 2015

Edward T Hancock "Mr. Ed" passed away on February 25th. Ed owned and operated a successful local business, "Mr. Ed's Volkswagen Service and Repair" in Glendale for many years.

Dolores Margaret Boysen<br/>June 16, 1920 - February 23, 2015

Dolores Margaret Boysen
June 16, 1920 - February 23, 2015

Dolores Parry Boysen, 94, a 60 years long resident of Burbank, CA passed away on February 23, 2015 in Burbank, California.

Russell Lee Wassell<br/>July 15, 1936 - February 12, 2015

Russell Lee Wassell
July 15, 1936 - February 12, 2015

Russell Wassell, age 78, died on Thursday, February 12, 2015.  Russ passed away shortly after returning from a vacation in Mexico.  This was one of many fantastic yearly adventures he shared with his wife, Patti and his Gallivanter friends. 

Richard G. Apgar<br/>November 18, 1947 - January 31, 2015

Richard G. Apgar
November 18, 1947 - January 31, 2015

Richard “Rick” Glen Apgar - loving father, brother, uncle, and friend - passed away unexpectedly on January 31, 2015 in Henderson, NV at the age of 67.

Pauline Unch
May 8, 1919 - February 10, 2015

Born in Madera, Pa, Pauline was married to the late James Unch, who died in 1997. A resident of Burbank for 73 years, she is survived by three children: Darrell J. Unch, Jacqueline Unch, and Kenneth Unch; four grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.

Arthur I. Austin<br/>August 28, 1928 - February 3, 2015

Arthur I. Austin
August 28, 1928 - February 3, 2015

Arthur Irving Austin of Burbank CA died on February 3, 2015 after a short illness.  He was 86 years old. 

Donna Mae Farrell<br/>January 29, 1926 - February 12, 2015

Donna Mae Farrell
January 29, 1926 - February 12, 2015

Donna Mae Goss Farrell, age 89, died of natural cause’s incident to old age on February 12, 2015 at her home in Burbank.  Donna is survived by her 5 children Melinda (Merrill) Barney, Roxanne Whittekiend, Gerry (Nancy) Goss, Michael (Cleo) Goss and Jodi Peltier.  She also has 17...

Robert Oliver French
August 9, 1922 - February 3, 2015

   Robert Oliver French (Bob) was born in Los Angeles, CA, to Oliver Edwin French and Frances Annette Myers. He passed away peacefully in Pasadena at the age of 92.

Kenneth I. Sebo

Kenneth I. Sebo

Born 1925, in Minot, North Dakota. Passed away February 10, 2015 in Burbank. 60 year resident of Burbank and Glendale.  Retired from Warner Bros. Pictures.

Lorraine Ferne Nelson
June 27, 1921 - January 8, 2015

Lorraine Ferne Nelson passed away January 8, 2015 in Apple Valley California. She is survived by her two sons Dennis Nelson and wife Leona, Gary Nelson and wife Paula. Four grandchildren Daniel and wife Joanne, David and wife Jennifer, Scott and wife Michelle, Kerie Nelson and eight great...

Alan Crawford
March 15, 1957 - January 22, 2015

Devoted and loving father of Kevin and Sean Crawford.  Al worked as a golf professional at the Griffith Park Golf Shop for many years.

Rita Claire (McKinnon) Nigg<br/>August 24, 1928 -November 2, 2014

Rita Claire (McKinnon) Nigg
August 24, 1928 -November 2, 2014

Rita, beloved Mother and dear friend to all who knew her, was born at Queen of the Angels Hospital in Los Angeles to Clara G. McKinnon and Lawrence A. McKinnon in the summer of 1928. She received her Catholic Elementary education in Beverly Hills and attended High School at Saint Monica's High...

Thomas Joseph Kregler
November 10, 1956 - January 20, 2015

Thomas Joseph Kregler, 58, passed away peacefully at home in Burbank on the morning of January 20, 2015 after his courageous fight with ALS.

Luis Rey Cardenas
August 25, 1927 - January 21, 2015

Luis “Louie” Cardenas, 87, passed away on the morning of January 21st at Windsor Gardens Healthcare Center in North Hollywood after a brief illness and long battle with dementia. 

Freda May Staines
April 3, 1923 - January 22, 2015

Freda May Staines, 91, born on April 3, 1923, in London, England, passed away January 22, 2015. She resided in Gilbert, AZ at the time of her passing. She had previously lived in Glendale for more than 50 years.  Arrangements are under the care of Forest Lawn, Glendale, CA.

Jill Dulcene Snyder
June 23, 1947 - January 27, 2015

Jill Snyder, 67, formally of Glendale, California passed away last Tuesday in Sutherlin, Oregon. She was born in Chicago, Illinois to Bob and Betty Turnbull.

Marjorie Baker Schilling
October 25, 1945 - January 19, 2015

Marjorie Baker Schilling passed away January 19, 2015 after a short illness and was buried at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills.

R. Richard Heppe
March 4, 1923 - January 18, 2015

R. Richard “Dick” Heppe passed away from complications of heart disease at his home at The Forum Retirement Community in Cupertino, CA on January 18, 2015.

Merle Lucille Woodburn
October 13, 1921 - January 15, 2015

Merle Lucille Woodburn (93) passed away peacefully at home on the morning of January 15, 2015. Merle was a very active member of the Burbank Community where she lived for over 72 years.

Anita L. Vennari
July 28, 1937 - January 14, 2015

Anita Vennari was born in Los Angeles and passed away at her home in Burbank. 

Diane Pierrot Berger
July 9, 1945 - January 14, 2015

Diane Pierrot Berger, 69, passed away on January 14th, 2015 at her home in LaCrescenta CA.  She was the wife of Robert Berger. They shared 50 years of marriage together.

Eleanore Genevieve Babchuck
September 7, 1918 - December 15, 2014

Eleanore Babchuck passed away peacefully on December 15, 2014 surrounded by her family.  She was 96 years old.  Eleanore was active in the Burbank and Glendale Emblem clubs, Order Of The Eastern Star, Burbank Civic Light Opera, and Foothill Service Club for the Blind. 

Wilhelmina Bendgen Browning
December 1, 1932 - November 4, 2014

She died peacefully in her sleep November 4, 2014, in her pretty little cottage, in Glendale, CA. Wilhelmina was born December 1, 1932, in Morgantown, West Virginia, the oldest of five children. She graduated from Morgantown High School and entered West Virginia University. There she earned her BS...

Charlotte Avon Simon
April 20, 1924 - January 3 2015

Charlotte Avon Simon beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away at her residence in Pasadena January 3, 2015.  She was born on April 20, 1924 in Waterloo, Iowa to Hortense Ray Koch and Milo Araund Koch.  Charlotte was preceded in death by her husband Duane Lee Simon and is survived...

Genevieve Sultenfuss
August 12, 1910 - November 20, 2014

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Elsa Anna Peterson
August 29, 1919 - January 3, 2015

Our beloved Elsie (Mor Mor) passed away peacefully surrounded by family at her home in San Diego.  Born in Rockford, IL, Elsie was married to Rolland for 60 years.  Residing in Burbank, they were founding members of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. She worked at Home Savings, was active in...

Glenn Darrell Taylor
June 9, 1919 - January 8, 2015

Glenn Darrell Taylor (95) passed away on January 8, 2015 after a short illness. He and his wife Vera celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary in November, 2014. They were married in Burbank Foursquare (Media City) Church on Providencia Ave. in Burbank in 1939, and it is still their church home....

Joanne Moore
February 18, 1936 - January 8, 2015

Joanne Moore, a long time Glendale resident, passed away peacefully in her sleep brought on by complications of Alzheimer's Disease.  Joanne was born in Los Angeles and attended North Hollywood High and continued her education at Redlands University and USC where she graduated in Education. She...

Paul James Owen
May 11, 1933 - January 12, 2015

Paul James Owen was welcomed into heaven on January 12, 2015 at the age of 81.  He leaves his wife of 64 years, Floy; 5 children: Viva Moehnle (Johannes), Paula Billings (Jim), Elva Sherman (Jym), Paul Owen III (Jan), Brian Owen (Leslie); 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, 2 nephews...

Leonard Anthony Brancatelli
February 10, 1943 - December 12, 2014

Leonard Brancatelli passed away peacefully in the arms of his daughter, Leesa, with his son-in-law, Mark, by his side on December 12, 2014.

John Joseph Mulcahy
December 5, 1918 - January 9, 2015

Born in Chicago, Illinois, John is survived by his wife, Loretta Mulcahy, his daughter, Mary Harting, his son-in-law, Roy Harting, his grand-daughter, Amanda Harting, nieces and nephews. John is a veteran of WWII where he served as a radio operator for the Air Force 354th Fighter Group. He retired...

Louis S. Hayward
February 12, 1917 - December 31, 2014

The long and rich life of Louis S. Hayward, 97, came to a peaceful end on December 31, 2014 at his home in Twin Falls with his 3 children by his side.  Louis was born on February 12, 1917 in Burbank, CA to Julian and Ruth Hayward and he was raised in Glendale CA where he lived for 78 of his...

Elizabeth "Betty" Wallis Terry Evans
December 2, 1941 - January 5, 2015

Born to Mildred Shearin Terry and Wallace C. Terry I at West Point Academy. Came to Glendale, California in 1949 with her mother, older sister (Cathy) and younger brother (Wally II).

Ila Woodmansee
July 11, 1920 - January 5, 2015

Ila Woodmansee (Henneberry) passed away peacefully on January 5th, 2015 at the age of 94. She is survived by her three children Ed Woodmansee, Mary Jo Temple, and Donna Melone, 3 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

Harold J Miller
June 7, 1924 - January 8, 2015

Harold J Miller passed away peacefully on January 8, 2015 surrounded by his family.  He was 90 years old.  Harold was pre-deceased by Mary Lou, his bride of 65 years, only 12 days prior.  They were never meant to be apart. 

Barbara McAllister Paige
August 21, 1925 - January 3, 2015

Barbara McAllister Paige passed over to heaven after a long battle with Alzheimer.  She lived in Glendale over 80 years. 

Nina Dudenhoeffer
December 25, 1928 - October 27, 2014

Nina Dudenhoeffer, 85, passed away peacefully surrounded by family in San Luis Obispo, CA following a brief illness.

Ruth Kennedy
November 16, 1914 - January 1, 2015

Ruth Kennedy, 100, of Burbank passed away January 1st 2015.

Norman E. Drain
July 19, 1923 - December 6, 2014

Norman E. Drain, of San Luis Obispo, passed away peacefully on the morning of Saturday, December 6, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 9 years Bette Drain, his daughter Nancy Drain Totta, his son Donald A Drain and his wife Jill Drain and his two grandchildren Matthew and Candice Drain. 

Molly Malone Henderson
September 5, 1963 - November 30, 2014

Molly Malone Henderson, 51, passed away November 30, 2014 at her home in Temecula, after a 2 year battle with brain cancer. She is survived by her husband, Socks; mother, Maggie; brothers, Keith Malone and Curtis Malone; sisters, Valerie Clements (Gary), Julie Dunbar, and Lisa McLaughlin (Jim);...

Mary Lou Miller
April 6, 1927 - December 27, 2014

Mary Lou Miller (nee Becker) passed away peacefully surrounded by her husband and granddaughter on Saturday, December 27, 2014.  She was 87 years old.

Lloyd Charles Todd
January 7, 1944 - November 21, 2014

Lloyd Todd passed away peacefully November 21, 2014 in Kennewick, WA surrounded by his family. He was born and raised in Studio City, CA and lived there most of his life until moving to Burbank in 1995. He began his career in the studios where he worked for 15 years before leaving to start his own...

Diane Bernice Thisdell
July 9, 1935 - December 24, 2014

Known for her positive attitude and willingness to help, as well as her creativity, Diane Thisdell will be missed by family and friends.   She lost her battle to cancer on December 24, at home surrounded by her loving family. 

Fred L. Turrill
September 14, 1922 - December 24, 2014

Fred L. Turrill passed away peacefully in the presence of his family on Christmas Eve.  Born in Redlands to the late Gardner S. and Marie J. Turrill, Fred spent most of his life in Glendale, CA.  He graduated Valedictorian of the Hoover High School class of 1940, and after two years at...

Marilyn Brown Olson
March 27, 1931 - December 20, 2014

Marilyn Brown Olson, beloved Wife, Mother, Daughter, “Grammie,” “GG,” Sister-in-Law, and Friend, passed away suddenly (heart failure) at her home on December 20, 2014, just one day after returning home from a wonderful 15-day Hawaiian Cruise, with her husband, Earle.

Diane Bernice Thisdell
July 9, 1935 - December 24, 2014

Known for her positive attitude and willingness to help, as well as her creativity, Diane Thisdell will be missed by family and friends.   She lost her battle to cancer on December 24, at home surrounded by her loving family.

George Kawaa Hubbell III
November 15, 1941 - December 17, 2014

George Kawa'a Hubbell III passed away in the presence of family on December 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA. George was born in Honolulu, Hawai'i on November 15,1941 to George Kawa'a Jr. and Victoria Ku'uleialoha McKee. George was raised in Honolulu and La'ie on O'ahu. He attended Roosevelt High...

Donald P. Herman
April 29, 1927 - December 8, 2014

Donald Herman, resident of La Canada for 55 years, died peacefully on December 8, 2014. He leaves his wife, Athel, their three sons, Ken, Carl, and Eric, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Gwendolyn Williams
May 28, 1933 - December 10, 2014

Gwen Williams went to be with the Lord on December 10, 2014.  She was born in Glendale Ca., and spent her married life in La Crescenta, Ca.   Gwen met her future husband Harry at The Verdugo Hills Swimming Pool in Glendale, Ca. when they were 12 years old.  They dated through...

Gayl Ayres Trent
June 15, 1928 - December 5, 2014

Gayl Ayres Trent was called home to be with our Lord Friday evening. She passed away peacefully with her daughter Teri, son-in-law Douglas, niece Kathy and her loyal canine companion "Charlie" by her side.

Jeri Lynne Buliavac
May 12, 1964 - December 7, 2014

Jeri was born in Burbank, CA to Richard & Jean Andersen.  She lived with her family, including her older sister Jackie and younger brother Steve, in North Hollywood until the age of 13 when her family moved to Burbank.  Jeri graduated from John Burroughs High School in 1982.  She...

Pearl Joyce Turpin
October 26, 1937 - November 27, 2014

Pearl Joyce Turpin, wife, sister, daughter, mother and “grammy,” hat aficionada, purveyor of books, collector of unique objects, and loving friend to all that knew her, passed from this life at home, surrounded by her loving family, on Thanksgiving night, November 27, 2014 at the age...

Dorothy Irene Gibson
February 16, 1920 - December 2, 2014

Dorothy Irene Gibson, age 94, died at West Hills Hospital in West Hills, CA, on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Dorothy was born February 16, 1920, in Wilkes-Barre, PA. She lived a multi-faceted life as an entertainer and wife of cowboy-western movie star Hoot Gibson. 

John Albert Spear
January 3, 1925 - November 23, 2014

John Spear, a longtime resident of Glendale, California, peacefully entered the Kingdom of Heaven on November 23, 2014, ending a courageous and hard fought battle with cancer.

Mary Maxine Ranshaw
November 3, 1924 - December 1, 2014

Mary “Maxine” Ranshaw, age 90, passed away peacefully at her Burbank home on December 1, 2014. She was born on November 3, 1924, in Salem, Oregon, as the only child of Herbert and Mabel Kinsman.  Several years later the family moved to Glendale. 

Raymond T. Clark
March 4, 1922 - November 20, 2014

Raymond Timothy Clark, 92, passed away on November 20, 2014 at Las Casitas Assisted Living in Burbank, California.  He was born on March 4, 1922 in Chicago, IL to Harold and Margaret Clark.

Lois Olga Cameron
April 27, 1916 - November 22, 2014

Lois Cameron Freeman was born in Marshfield, Oregon but shortly thereafter her family settled in Oakland, California. She adored classical music and the arts and learned to play the piano as a child. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism at U.C. Berkeley and after graduating, she went...

Sheila Teresa Dempsey
October 3, 1933 - November 25, 2014

Sheila Teresa (Cowzer) Dempsey was born in Dublin, Ireland on October 3, 1933.  She married James Patrick Dempsey on August 18, 1956 in Glendale, California where they resided for nearly fifty years. 

MaryLou Putrino
May 1928 - November 18, 2014

MaryLou Putrino (86) of Paso Robles, CA, died at her home.  She was born to John Lucas & Alexandra (Semergioglou) Pappas, grew-up in Wheeling, West Virginia, & was one of 4 children (Angela Pappas, Delores Kaplan, & Athena Tsilimidos). 

Gerald L Gallagher
July 7, 1928 - November 23, 2014

Gerry, 86, of Glendale, CA passed away on Nov 23, 2014 in Pasadena.

Genevieve Alberta Sultenfuss
August 12, 1910 - November 16, 2014

Prominent Glendale realtor and beloved personality Genevieve Alberta Sultenfuss passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014, at the age of 104.  She was...

Barbara Jean Napolitano
September 9, 1948 - November 19, 2014

Cherished wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend.

Janet E. Loar
December 7, 1924 - November 7, 2014

Beloved wife of Taylor Loar (deceased), and loving mother of Thomas Lawrence (deceased), Gary Loar (deceased), Gene Loar (Cindy), Penny Lawrence Talbott (Tommy), Pamela Loar Honnold (Tom), and Susan Lawrence Fioritto (Larry). Dear sister of Paul (Bud) Hoy (Patricia).Dear grandmother of 14. Great...

Virginia Friedricks
September 28, 1927 - November 19, 2014

Virginia Friedricks, 87, passed away peacefully at home on November 19, 2014, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.  Ginny, as most people called her, was born in Denver, Colorado, but was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana.   Though many of her family members were hit hard by...

John D. Naumann
September 27, 1932 - October 15, 2014

Born on September 27, 1932, in Mishawaka, Indiana, to Karl Rudolph Naumann and Marie Keeran Naumann, John grew up in San Diego and then Glendale, California, with his two sisters, Joann and Jeanne. There he met his future wife, Nancy Jean Van Law.

Donald Scott MacKinnon
July 6, 1925 - November 6, 2014

Resident of La Canada for 35 years.

Robert J. Carter
September 29, 1932 - November 10, 2014

Robert “Bob” Joseph Carter passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on November 10, 2014 in Palm Desert, California. Bob was born to Ralph and Grace Carter on Sept 29, 1932 in Carney, Nebraska. His family moved to La Cresenta, California. He attended Glendale High and later...

Norma Hall Bowman
March 18, 1921 - October 30, 2014

Norma Hall Bowman, 93, of La Crescenta, CA, passed away on Thursday, October 30, 2014, in Glendale, CA.

Marilyn V. Freytag
July 11, 2013

Marilyn V. Freytag was a woman before her time.  Encouraged by her parents to find a career that inspired her, she became an attorney before it was common for women to work in the professional arena.  In addition, her specialty was litigation, the most difficult side of practicing law.&...

Joann Wiggan
April 4, 1953 - October 15, 2014

Joann Wiggan passed away Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA. Joann was born April 4, 1953 in Queens, NY, the daughter of Benjamin and Josephine (Puglisi) Vitale. She became an operator for the New York telephone company shortly after high school. In 1977 she met...

Sandra McClure Bender
November 5, 2014

Sandra McClure Bender, daughter of Georgia and Myrl McClure was born in Alhambra, CA.  She attended Alhambra High, graduating in 1955, and then the University of Redlands where she met her husband of 55 years, Bob Bender.  After graduating from the University of Redlands, she taught at...

Ignazio Joseph Palumbo
May 12, 1931 - October 26, 2014

Joe was born May 12, 1931, and passed away at the age of 83 on October 26, 2014, surrounded by family and friends.  A ceremony will be held at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church in Burbank on November 17, 2014 at 11:30.

Jean L. Rosone
February 11, 1954 - October 26, 2014

Jean L. Rosone, 60, of Burbank, died Sunday October 26 2014 surrounded by family and friends after recently being diagnosed with both pancreatic and ovarian cancers. Born February 11, 1954, in Chicago to Frank and Marion (Cameron) Rosone, she grew up in Bellwood, Illinois and graduated from...

Lucy L. Bovet
May 3, 1920 - October 27, 2014

Lucy L. Bovet, 94, died on Monday, October 27. 2014. Mrs. Bovet worked and lived in Glendale, CA, for over fifty years until she returned home to Winston Salem, North Carolina in 2001.  She is survived by her daughter, Anne-Marie Bachman; two grandchildren, Anthony Moreno and Monica Fouty; a...

James Perkins Smiley
June 26, 1933 - October 22, 2014

James Perkins (Jim) Smiley died of natural causes on October 22 in his La Crescenta home at the age of 81.

Ruthe Ellen Kilburn
April 17, 1920 - October 25, 2014

Ruthe Wilson Kilburn passed away peacefully on October 25 after a brief illness.

Gustavo A. Faist
July 29, 1929 - October 5, 2014

 Gustavo “Gus” Faist, a La Cañada resident of forty-nine years and former software engineer at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, passed away October 5th, at the age of 85.  He had been suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease for several years.

Scott H. Dunham
May 7, 1950 - October 26, 2014

Scott H. Dunham of Glendale, California, died on October 26, 2014 from complications from pneumonia. He was surrounded by his family.

May England
May 31, 1918 - October 10, 2014

Almost a century of living, May has now joined her sweetheart of 64 years.  May was born in Barrow in Furness, Lancaster, England and immigrated to Windsor, Ontario, Canada at the age of 5.  Her parents, Edith Stockton Senior and Charles Senior raised May to be a very caring and loving...

Rosalie Ann Sternau
September 24, 1929 - October 13, 2014

Rosalie Ann (Goldberg) Sternau, a Glendale resident since 1957, passed away peacefully after years of health complications on Oct. 13, 2014.  She lived with purpose and resolute to the end. Her strength, her character, her love of family and friends will never be forgotten.  In earlier...

Darlene Stenquist Grubbs
May 12, 1929 - October 12, 2014

Darlene Stenquist Grubbs, 85, passed away Oct. 12, 2014 in Logan, Utah.  She lived in La Crescenta from 1960 until 1986.  She is survived by her daughter Lisa (Laurie) Morvan of Lakewood, CA, her son Karl (Donna) Grubbs of Winnebago, MN, 2 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. 

Leslie Charles Bruckner
April 16, 1918 - September 21, 2014

Les Bruckner was born in 1918 in Monroe, Michigan, and died on September 21, 2014 in Pasadena, California. Football and family were the cornerstones of his life.

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