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  • Roland E. Meissner III November 23, 1944 - March 13, 2014

    Roland E. Meissner III  November 23, 1944 - March 13, 2014
    “Hap”, as he was known to everyone, passed away peacefully at home. A long-time resident of La Canada, Hap was a native of WI. He was a Chem. Eng. with a BS from UW, a MS from USC, and a MBA from CSULA. Hap started his career with ARCO in the mid 60’s. In 1976, he joined The Ralph M. Parsons Co. in Pasadena as a Sr. Process Engineer, and in 1986 became VP, and Dir.& Mgr. of the Technology Dept. He had over 34 years of management and engineering experience in the oil, gas & petroleum industry. Hap loved challenges and had a great passion for his work; he was an expert in hydroprocessing & sulfur recovery. He authored many papers on petroleum refining, gas treating & sulfur recovery, thermodynamics, and CO2 recovery. He also held patents for high activity catalyst for direct reduction of H2S to sulfur. In 2003, Hap retired from Parsons and pursuing entrepreneurial ventures, he started his own consulting business while teaching at CSULB. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Pilar; son, Leo; stepsons, Juan and Omar; daughters, Deborah and Jeanne; sister, Annie Pedersen; niece Maggie, nephew Paul, and four grandchildren. A wonderful husband and terrific father, he was and will be forever loved and profoundly missed. Cabot & Sons in Pasadena.
  • News-Press Editorial: Family's loss is a lesson for all

    News-Press Editorial: Family's loss is a lesson for all
    Despite the heart-wrenching, devastating loss of her 20-year-old daughter who died in a gas station bathroom after using heroin, a local mother showed extraordinary courage last week in reliving the story during a meeting sponsored by the Crescenta Valley...

    Verdugo Views: The unlikely origin story of Kenneth Village

    Verdugo Views: The unlikely origin story of Kenneth Village
    The story behind Kenneth Village, the cluster of shops on Kenneth Road between Sonora and Grandview avenues in northwest Glendale, goes back to a time before those streets even existed. It was a time when it was open country, west of the little...

    Verdugo Views: The wild ride of Ruth Charles

    Verdugo Views: The wild ride of Ruth Charles
    Ruth Radwanski and her new husband, Richard, came here in 1947, driving from the Detroit area in a new Dodge convertible, a wedding gift from his parents. They bought a house on West Stocker Street. She got a job as an organist at a local church and...

    Gas thefts on the rise in Glendale

    Gas thefts on the rise in Glendale
    Glendale police fear a spike in fuel thefts last month may signal a growing trend. Nine gas siphoning thefts — most of which occurred in South Glendale and most of which involved SUVs — were reported in July. They involved thieves cutting...