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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...

    Letter: Devine is independent, Gharpetian is not

    I was disappointed by the News-Press endorsement of Vartan Gharpetian over Paula Devine. My criticism of GNP's preference stems in part from your statement that both candidates share views on development. I have been to voter forums and heard Mr....

    Statistics show rise in Glendale median home prices

    Statistics show rise in Glendale median home prices
    Glendale's inventory of single-family homes for sale shrank last month, while the median price rose past the $700,000 mark, a 13% jump from the same time last year, according to the latest real estate statistics. The median price for a single-family...

    Local groups want California legislature to back state fracking moratorium

    More than 100 environmental and community groups, including Burbank and Glendale organizations, Thursday sent a letter to the California Legislature urging lawmakers to support a moratorium on the oil-production method of hydraulic fracturing, or...