Paid Obituaries

Richard Andrew "Dick" Saunders<br/> May 31, 1928 - April 14, 2014

Richard Andrew "Dick" Saunders
May 31, 1928 - April 14, 2014

Passed peacefully in his home on April 14, 2014.  Dick was born May 31, 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts. His parents were Arthur and Bessie (Mangum) Saunders. Dick was raised along with his older brother Arthur, in Auburn, New Hampshire by his paternal grandparents, John and Edith (Swymer)...

Viola Irene Lynch <br>March 12, 1934 - April 11, 2014

Viola Irene Lynch
March 12, 1934 - April 11, 2014

Viola Irene (Tari) Lynch, 80, of Glendale, California, passed away on Friday, April 11, 2014.

Dorothy Mae Henry
July 10, 1934 - March 30, 2014

Dorothy Mae (Chamness) Henry passed away on March 30, 2014 after a long 8 year battle with Dementia / Alzheimer’s. 

Jerry Lusby <br/>April 17, 1927 - February 6, 2014

Jerry Lusby
April 17, 1927 - February 6, 2014

Gerald Raymond Lusby, 86, of Camarillo, died February 6, 2014. “Jerry” Lusby passed away in the company of his wife and family of natural causes.

Shirley R. Simmons<br/> June 11, 1930 - April 7, 2013

Shirley R. Simmons
June 11, 1930 - April 7, 2013

In Loving Memory of Shirley Rosa Simmons

Leora Elvira (Cox) Nylander<br/>  February 17, 1922 - March 24, 2014

Leora Elvira (Cox) Nylander
February 17, 1922 - March 24, 2014

She lived in the North Hollywood/Burbank area. She retired from Sears. She married Wallace Nylander and had 2 sons Rob and Terry Nylander. She is survived by Terry, Aurora, Elizabeth, Raquel Nylander. A service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Burbank on April 19, 2014, at 1 PM,...

Marcella Geneva Langer<br/> December 19, 1920 - April 3, 2014

Marcella Geneva Langer
December 19, 1920 - April 3, 2014

  Marcella (Engberg) Langer of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014.

James Paul Burry <br/> October 23, 1915 - April 5, 2014

James Paul Burry
October 23, 1915 - April 5, 2014

James Paul Burry, 98, of Glendale, California passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014 in his home surrounded by his family. Jim was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and parishioner of St. Francis Xavier in Burbank.

Doyle Al Kutch December 25, 1938 - March 14, 2014

Many in the operatic world in Southern California are mourning the recent loss of Doyle Al Kutch who has now joined the Heavenly Choir; probably not as a singer, but certainly as a SUPERnumerary.

Peggy Ann Olsen September 23, 1921 - March 31, 2014

Peggy Ann Olsen September 23, 1921 - March 31, 2014

Peggy was born in McHenry, Illinois and moved to California in 1947. She lived in Burbank since 1958. She was married to Hibbard Olsen for 40 years until he passed in 1985. Retired from JCPenney in Burbank after 36 years. She also attended St. Francis Xavier Church.

Timothy J Stevens November 17, 1954 - March 26, 2014

Beloved husband, World Class birder and Emmy award winning producer, Tim passed away suddenly on 3/26/14. He is survived by his bride, Elaine of Burbank, brother Michael & spouse, Teresa of Simi Valley, and his sister Mary and spouse, Larry of Long Beach. Tim is also survived by his Aunt Marilyn...

Alan Merlin Reedy May 18, 1939 - March 15, 2014

Alan was the firstborn child of Lois and Merlin Reedy. Born in Burbank, California, he experienced the last years of the Great Depression andWorldWar II through the eyes of a child. He also witnessed the arrival of three younger siblings, Diane, Terry, and Lance “Dana.” In his youth,...

Marie Bertha Carlton  June 1, 1916 - March 29, 2014

Marie Bertha Carlton June 1, 1916 - March 29, 2014

Marie Carlton passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, March 29th. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Chuck Carlton and by her daughter Sue. Marie is survived by a loving family, many cherished friends and numerous talented dance partners. She was proud to be a...

Toyo Creacy  October 29, 1934 - March 16, 2014

Toyo Creacy October 29, 1934 - March 16, 2014

Toyo Creacy was a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother with a heart full of love and generosity. She came to the states when she was 31 with her daughter Keiko. She resided in Burbank with her husband Robert Creacy, with whom she shared her life with for over 60 years. Toyo was a very...

Richard D. Koshak  March 10, 1943 - March 26, 2014

Richard D. Koshak March 10, 1943 - March 26, 2014

Richard D Koshak, 71, of Burbank California passed away at his home. He is survived by his sister Cathy, children Richard, Jill, and James, as well as seven grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Saturday April 5, 2014 2:30 pm at the Old North Church in Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills. Memorial...

Gordon A. Smith  May 27, 1938 - March 23, 2014

Gordon A. Smith May 27, 1938 - March 23, 2014

Gordon A. Smith, age 75, of Glenwood, died Sunday, March 23, 2014.

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...

Daniel Matthew Albro September 7, 1971 - March 14, 2014

Dr.Daniel Albro, known to family and friends as Dan, passed away Friday, March 14 after a 5-year struggle with cancer. Born to Dr. Phillip Albro and Mrs. Christine Albro in 1971 and raised in Cary, North Carolina, he has been a resident of Southern California since 1995 and lived in Burbank since...

Rocco "Rocky" J. Mongelli  June 21, 1929 - March 10, 2014

Rocco "Rocky" J. Mongelli June 21, 1929 - March 10, 2014

Rocco Mongelli, known by family and friends as “Rocky,” passed on Monday, March 10, at 11:30 am. Rocky was the son of Joseph and Antonia Mongelli, the spouse of Julia Mongelli, and the father of Antoinette (Greg Critser), Madeline (Doug Wessel), Anna (Jeff Coauette) and Joseph (Annette...

Anne Elizabeth Harvey  January 2, 1960 - March 1, 2014

Anne Elizabeth Harvey January 2, 1960 - March 1, 2014

Anne Elizabeth Harvey was born in Louisville, Kentucky and passed away from complications from heart failure on March 1, 2014 at Providence St. Joseph Hospital in Burbank, California surrounded by her loving family. Her beautiful smile and radiant personality will be missed by all who knew her.

James B Avery  October 6, 1938 - March 5, 2014

James B Avery October 6, 1938 - March 5, 2014

It is with sadness we inform you of the passing of James B Avery, age 75 on March 5, 2014 at 11:55am. He was born in Detroit, Michigan and moved to California in 1958. He went to work at the US Post Office in 1960 and retired in 1995. He found retirement did not agree with him and after a few...

Rainer Hans Labus Sr. May 21, 1940 - February 11, 2014

Rainer Hans Labus Sr. May 21, 1940 - February 11, 2014

Rainer Hans Labus Sr., 73, of Burbank, CA, passed away on February 11th, 2014 after a long fight with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife Mary Elizabeth, and four sons, Rainer Hans Junior, Curtis, Douglas and Joseph. He is also survived by nine grandchildren.

Dennis Dean Grossman August 3, 1937 - February 18, 2014

Dennis Dean Grossman August 3, 1937 - February 18, 2014

Denny was born in Glendale, CA to Roy and Frances Grossman. He was raised in Burbank with his younger brother, Karl. He attended Edison Elementary, Jordan Jr. High, and graduated class of 1955 from John Burroughs High School. He attended L.A. Valley Jr. College.

Carmen Alicia Moscoso 1940 - 2014

It is with a heavy heart and a great sadness that the family of Carmen Alicia Moscoso (Maron) announces she passed away unexpectedly on February 8, 2014 in Glendale, CA. Carmen Alicia was a longtime resident of Glendale, having lived there since arriving in the United States from Lima, Peru in 1978....

Alvy P. Moore February 3, 1920 - February 27, 2014

Alvy Moore (Bucky) passed away at his home in Glendale on Feb. 27th, with his daughter and son by his side. He and his wife Lucille were long time residents of Glendale and active members of the community.

Gilbert Rodgers  April 9, 1930 - February 19, 2014

Gilbert Rodgers April 9, 1930 - February 19, 2014

Gil Rodgers, a long time resident of Glendale, passed away at the age of 83 in his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He leaves behind his wife Beverley, his daughter Kim Westhoff (Chris) and grandchildren Jennifer and Christine Westhoff, and his son Guy Rodgers and grandchildren Taylor,...

Alan Boyd Lowrie  March 14, 1944 - February 11, 2014

Alan Boyd Lowrie March 14, 1944 - February 11, 2014

Retired Burbank Firefighter Alan (“Big Al”) Lowrie, age 69 of Glendora, passed away at San Dimas Hospital, February 11th. Born in Park Falls, Wisconsin, his Family moved to Burbank when he was a young Boy. He attended Mingay ES, Luther Burbank JH and graduated from John Burroughs High...

Ethel Anne Christopher  March 30, 1921 - February 4, 2014

Ethel Anne Christopher March 30, 1921 - February 4, 2014

Ethel Anne Christopher (known only as Anne by her choice) passed away on February 4, 2014, in her adopted home town of La Canada Flintridge. Anne, 92, was born on March 30, 1921 in Bartonville, Illinois, to Dora Hatterman and Phillip Densch.

Maria de los Angeles Ximenez Guerra December 4, 1925 - February 6, 2014

Maria de los Angeles Ximenez Guerra passed away on February 6, 2014 in La Canada Flintridge. She was 88 years old.

Elpida Hope Peters November 22, 1919 - February 12, 2014

Elpida Peters, a long time resident of Glendale, passed away on February 12, 2014. Services will be held Friday, February 21 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1324 S. Normandie Avenue in Los Angeles. Interment at Forest Lawn Glendale. A memorial service will be held February 20...

Larry James Fish January 29, 1949 - February 8, 2014

Larry James Fish was born in Burbank, Ca. on January 29, 1949 to Marjorie and Arthur Fish. He was a disabled Veteran and died unexpectedly in Pasadena, Ca. on February 8, 2014.

Stephen A. Barstow, Sr.  April 13, 1940 - February 5, 2014

Stephen A. Barstow, Sr. April 13, 1940 - February 5, 2014

Steve Barstow, 73, succumbed to cancer & passed away at home on February 05, 2014 in Paso Robles, CA. He was born April 13, 1940 to Oliver & Betty Barstow. Steve is survived by his wife Karen, brother George, children Steve Jr., Chris, Heather, grandchildren Alexis, Taylor & pup Kia....

Douglas L. Goode  December 22, 1941 - February 3, 2014

Douglas L. Goode December 22, 1941 - February 3, 2014

Funeral Services are set for Sunday, Feb. 16 in Glendale, for longtime asphalt industry leader Douglas L. Goode of La Crescenta. He was 72.

Joseph A. Crawford June 13, 1928 - February 4, 2014

Joseph A. Crawford June 13, 1928 - February 4, 2014

JosephA.Crawford, 85, passed away peacefully at his home in Arnold, Calif., on Feb. 3, 2014, following an extended illness. Joe is survived by his wife of 24 years, Marcy Crawford. Joe and Marcy were long-time residents of La Canada-Flintridge.

Norma Jeanne Garibaldi July 10, 1927 - February 7, 2014

Norma Jeanne Garibaldi, nee Riordan of Mountview Retirement Community Montrose Ca.

Francisco Hernandez Miranda  October 4, 1931 - January 29, 2014

Francisco Hernandez Miranda October 4, 1931 - January 29, 2014

Francisco Hernandez Miranda, of Burbank, CA, passed away peacefully at his home on January 29, 2014, with family by his side. He was 82 years old.

Sheridan Coghlan Lannen  June 13, 1918 - October 28, 2013

Sheridan Coghlan Lannen June 13, 1918 - October 28, 2013

Sheridan Coghlan Lannen passed away peacefully at the age of 95 on October 28, 2013 in Burbank, California at her home in the company of her children.

Dolores Wamhoff Seay January 3, 1929 - January 17, 2014

Dolores Wamhoff Seay of Oxnard peacefully passed away January 17, 2014 at St John’s Hospital, Oxnard, California.

Theo Frick Abelmann  October 26, 1920 - January 10, 2014

Theo Frick Abelmann October 26, 1920 - January 10, 2014

Theo Frick Abelmann, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2014, in Santa Barbara, California, surrounded by her family.Theo lived in Santa Barbara since May 2014, to be near her daughter Suzette.

Robert W. Doherty

Robert W. Doherty, 94 passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, January 26, 2014. He will be remembered by each of his 8 children and spouses, 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Gene Elbert Spillman  October 16, 1922 - January 23, 2014

Gene Elbert Spillman October 16, 1922 - January 23, 2014

Gene Spillman of La Crescenta, CA, passed away at his home on January 23, 2014. Gene was born in Julesburg, Colorado, the son of Harry Spillman and Amelia Peterson Spillman. He graduated from Sedgwick County High in 1940 and attended Barnes Business College in Denver, Colorado.

MaryEllen Teresa Baldaseroni-Breckenridge

MaryEllen Teresa Baldaseroni-Breckenridge

MaryEllen Teresa Baldaseroni-Breckenridge

Loren J. Bradshaw

Loren J. Bradshaw

Margaret B. Engelke November 7, 1922 - January 18, 2014

Margaret B. Engelke November 7, 1922 - January 18, 2014

Margaret B. Engelke, passed away suddenly on January 18, 2014, with her loving family by her side. She was 91 years old.

John Taylor LeSueur  April 25, 1923 - January 17, 2014

John Taylor LeSueur April 25, 1923 - January 17, 2014

John Taylor LeSueur, 90, of San Clemente passed away on January 17, 2014, at the Saddleback Memorial Hospital in San Clemente.

Ruth Schaedler Cross  July 29, 1915 - January 15, 2014

Ruth Schaedler Cross July 29, 1915 - January 15, 2014

Ruth Schaedler Cross , 98 years of age, passed away in Lancaster, CA on January 15, 2014.

Frances Urdell Lewis Lilly Scott  May 11, 1911 - January 12, 2014

Frances Urdell Lewis Lilly Scott May 11, 1911 - January 12, 2014

Frances Urdell Lewis Lilly Scott, age 102, passed away peacefully Jan. 12, 2014, at her home in Glendale, CA, with family at her side. Born May 11, 1911, in Los Angeles, Frances was an elegant, loving and gracious lady who devoted herself to family, friends, neighbors and all who knew her through...

Rosemary Knight  August 31, 1924 - December 31, 2013

Rosemary Knight August 31, 1924 - December 31, 2013

Rosemary Knight, born August 31,1924, died peacefully on December 31, 2013 while living at Villa Scalabrini.

Richard Lee ("Dick") Wallenius

Richard Lee ("Dick") Wallenius

Richard Lee (“Dick”) Wallenius, 89, departed Glendale Memorial Hospital to be with the Lord January 4th 2014. Born in Glendale September 21, 1924, he was the son of Arthur William (Wally) Wallenius and Hilda Horstman Wallenius.

Cozette Victoria Fletcher Pastor September 7, 1920 - December 12, 2013

Cozy, age 93, passed away December 12, 2013 at her home in Burbank, California, surrounded by her family. She was active in the Burbank YMCA, Burbank Rotary Club and was an accomplished painter. She is survived by her son Jeff Pastor; seven grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and one great-great...

David Gomez August 18, 1939 - December 19, 2013

David Gomez passed away on December 19, 2013, after a long and hard fought battle with Diabetes. Born in El Paso, Texas on August 18, 1939, he moved with his family to Burbank, California in 1941. He attended Burbank High School, and after graduation, enlisted in the US Army and served as an 82nd...

Douglas L Humphrey July 2, 1948 - December 24, 2013

Douglas L Humphrey, 65, of Baldwin Lake passed away Tuesday at Bear Valley Community Hospital.

Michael L. McNamee August 29, 1939 - January 2, 2014

Coach Mickey McNamee, age 74 of Monrovia, passed away peacefully on January 2. Mickey was born August 29, 1939 to parents Arthur and Nellie. He grew up in Burbank and found his first love playing baseball in the outfields at Olive Recreational Center and at John Burroughs High School where he was...

Kevin Arthur Traxler August 20, 1964 - December 11, 2013

Kevin A.Traxler passed away suddenly in Burbank, California at the age of 49. Kevin was raised in Simi Valley, graduated from CSUN and worked for the Walt Disney Company for over 20 years. Kevin was also a well known theatrical producer. He is survived by his wife, son and extended family. RIP...

Jenny Porco Saraceno June 9, 1931 - December 26, 2013

Jenny Porco Saraceno passed away in Burbank on December 26, 2013 after a brief illness. She was born in Detroit, MI. in 1931 to Jack and Filomena Porco.

Louise Phipps Hart Crandall

Louise Phipps Hart Crandall, age 81, our beloved mother and grandmother, peacefully passed away on October 7th, 2013, in Laguna Niguel, California. A loving, inspirational, and accomplished woman, deeply devoted to her family and friends, Louise is missed by all who were blessed to know her. Her...

Maria Grazia Gorman September 8, 1928 - December 22, 2013

It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of our beloved mother, Maria G. Gorman (Bartolucci). Maria was born in Livorno, Italy where she met her husband of 51 years, Thomas E. Gorman (a U.S. Army military policeman) after the end of WWII. Maria lived in Danielson, Connecticut...

Richard J. Cross

With heavy hearts and eternal hope, the family of Richard Cross announces his passing on December 19, 2013. Richard follows his beloved wife of 56 years, Susie. He is survived by his son John Cross and his wife, Donna, daughter Carolyn Suttle and her husband, Michael, and son Paul Cross. Richard&...

Louise A. Branuelas

BRANUELAS, Louise A., age 89, passed away December 18, 2013 in Temecula. Louise survived breast cancer at age 50 and worked as a clerk at the Glendale Memorial Hospital for 34 years untl age 84. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, two grandchildren and three nieces. She lived a full life...

Frederick Thomas Mace May 10, 1926 - November 26, 2013

Frederick Thomas Mace (Musumeci) passed away November 26, 2013 in Burbank, Ca. He was born in Hartford. Connecticut. Freddy is survived by his wife Nan, son Vincent, his wife Kathy, daughter Lucia Mace Dreher, her husband Will, grand and great grand daughters Gina and Isabella, sisters Millie Smith,...

George Walter Oswill

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at his home with family by his side.

Crystal Hope Klitz 4/17/32 - 11/22/13

Crystal Hope Klitz was born in Berlin, WI, lived in Madison for 40 years and Glendale, CA for 40 years. Chris was an employment counselor and volunteer at her church and the Braille Institute. She was a United Methodist and member of Eastern Star. She is survived by daughters, Carlynn Klitz of...

Timothy R. Scheck October 6, 1937 - December 4, 2013

After an energetic 5 years with a rare salivary gland cancer, Tim Scheck passed away at the age of 76, surrounded by family and friends.Timloved skiing, tennis, scuba diving, travel, his garden, Stanford, the Navy and fixing just about anything. Anyone who knew Tim knew he was endlessly generous...

Shirley Jean Hanson July 19, 1925 - December 2, 2013

Shirley Jean Hanson, 88, born on July 19, 1925 in Indianapolis, Indiana left this earth for the great blue yonder on December 2, 2013. A proud member of the 99’s Women’s Aviation Organization, Shirley participated in various air races such as the Cleveland Air Races and Powder Puff...

Jacquilyn A. Brooks

Jackie passed away December 3, 2013. There will be no service at this time.

Patrick Harold Hart April 19, 1958 - November 13, 2013

A member of a long time Glendale family, Patrick graduated Hoover HS and made his home in the area. An avid sportsman, Patrick established a business which allowed him to work outdoors and with people from all walks of life. After a long battle, and surrounded by family, Patrick peacefully succumbed...

Jeff Taylor, Longtime Foothills Resident, Lifelong Musician

Family and friends have been deeply saddened over the holiday by the Thanksgiving Day death of Jeff Taylor.

Evangeline A. Scarone March 9, 1927 - November 28, 2013

Memorial Tribute and Funeral Information at CrippenMortuary.com

Denise Therese Dedeaux July 20, 1947 - November 19, 2013

Denise Dedeaux, born in Los Angeles on July 20, 1947, passed away unexpectedly on November 19, 2013 in Glendale. She was the cherished daughter of the late Rod and Helen Dedeaux. The family lived for many years in the Los Feliz area and ultimately moved to Glendale, where Denise continued to live....

Cathy A. Sellitto August 15, 1951 - November 20, 2013

Cathy A. Sellitto, 62, of Glendale, CA, passed away November 20, 2013, at home after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was a kind, gentle person who appreciated the simple things in life; loved by all who knew her. She had a great sense of humor even in her illness; loved nature, animals,...

Pansy I. Adams October 6, 1915 - November 18, 2013

With our heavy hearts the family announces the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Pansy was born in Saskatchewan, Canada. She moved to Burbank in 1943. She was predeceased by her husband, retired Burbank Fireman, Ed Adams. She is survived by her children, Bob, Sandy...

Alfonso S. Villalobos May 14, 1928 - November 13, 2013

Alfonso S. Villalobos passed away Wednesday, November 13 at Glendale Memorial Hospital with family and friends around him. A service will be held Saturday, November 23 at Forest Lawn, Glendale at 1:00 pm.

Erin Ann Doherty

Erin Ann Doherty passed away November 7, 2013.

Ramon M. Lares July 9, 1930 - November 6, 2013

It is with deepest sadness that the family announces the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather (Weto). Ramon was born in Los Angeles and raised in West Sacramento. He attended Clarksburg high school where he excelled in football, baseball and track.

Suzanne Elaine Vercruse November 29, 1948 - November 14, 2013

Suzanne Elaine Vercruse passed away at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, CA on Thursday from complications of a massive stroke associated with CLL Leukemia. She was 64. Mrs. Vercruse grew up in the San Gabriel Valley with many friends and family in the Glendale, Pasadena and Alhambra areas....

Sheila B Caamano March 13, 1921 - November 11, 2013

Sheila Caamano, age 92, passed away peacefully at Verdugo Hills Hospital. Born in Birmingham England, daughter of James T. McCloskey. She was raised in Chicago where she eventually met and married August Caamano. Together Sheila and August raised five children. Sheila, August and their youngest...

Charlene Baer

Charlene Baer passed away November 03, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband Jon Baer, son Matthew McGrady, daughter Zoë Baer, stepmother Dottie Hess, brothers Jeff Hess, Josh Johnson, and Andrew Hess, as well as three stepdaughters: Mindy Orosco, Tonya...

June F. Taylor July 14, 1939 - November 5, 2013

June Flanagan Taylor passed away on Tuesday, November 5th after a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer. June was a warm, loving, happy and giving person to her family and friends. She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.

John H. Offermans June 20, 1929 - October 27, 2013

Longtime La Cañada resident John Offermans, 84, passed away on October 27, 2013 from complications following a stroke.

George F. Roux IV

Passed away on Wednesday, November 6th 2013 at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. For a full obituary, and service information, please visit www.callanancares.com.

Dolores Mary Dayen

Passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at her home with family by her side. Please visit www.callanancares.com for a full obituary and service information, and sign the guestbook.

Edward L. Henry

Ed Henry, a lifelong resident of Glendale, California, died on October 31 of natural causes at Verdugo Hills Hospital. He was 91.

James Cancelosi

James Cancelosi, loving husband for 53 years to Joyce, amazing father, coach, mentor to sons Jimmy and Troy. Proud Father in Law to Chris and Cynthia, doting grandfather to Kali, Ryan, Cody and Ty and loyal friend to many passed away Friday, October 11th 2013.

Jack Spillman February 23, 1930 - October 15, 2013

Jack Spillman died peacefully at his Glendale home after a long illness at the age of 83. Jack was born in Chicago, where he graduated from the University of Chicago. He then relocated to Southern California where he received a second Bachelor’s degree from UCLA. He served in the Navy and went...

Gladys Bellettini Petersen June 3, 1935 - November 14, 2012

Born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, the beloved daughter of Maria Rebecca and Ezio Bellettini, we honor the memory of Gladys Maria, our beloved sister, aunt (great) and Godmother. She was a friend to all and her zest for life characterized everything she did.

Virginia Alice Kaspar Morrow (1925-2013)

Beloved mother and wife, Ginny Morrow passed away peacefully on October 17, surrounded by her family.

Anne Christine Schumacher Tucker 1/1/1945 to 10/24/2013

Anne passed away peacefully, with her loving daughter Tina by her side. She grew up in Glendale, graduating from Glendale High in 1962. Most of her adult life she lived in La Crescenta, where she raised her children. She worked at Braille Institute for more than 20 years, before a brain tumor forced...

Frederick K. Miller

Frederick King Miller was born on November 21, 1917 in Flint, Michigan. He passed away October 26, 2013 in Pasadena, California. Fred was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend to many. He was predeceased by his wife of 47 years, Martha, and is survived by daughters Peggy Behar...

William B. Mitchell

Passed into the hands of his Lord on October 24, 2013.

Mary Caroline Martinsen

Mary Caroline Martinsen entered her eternal rest on Oct 24th at the age of 89 at her residence surrounded by loving family. She was born in Endicott New York but has lived in Southern Ca for most of her adult life. Daughter of the late Stephen and Katherine Zilavy. Sister to the late Frank Zilavy,...

Richard E. Eldred January 1935 - October 2013

Longtime Glendale attorney Richard E. Eldred, 78, slipped away Oct. 18 surrounded by the people he loved most.

Carol Ann Morgan June 4, 1931- October 17, 2013

Long time La Canada resident Carol Morgan passed away on October 17, 2013 after a brief illness at the age of 82. Carol was a La Canada Elementary School Librarian for many years, and then moved on to become the secretary at the La Canada Presbyterian Church, from which she retired. She was preceded...

Helma Melikian - Former PTA president dies at 84

Longtime Burbank resident Helma Melikian passed away peacefully on October 14 after a brief illness. She was surrounded by her family. Services were held last Friday.

JoAnn Faist October 6, 1933 - October 3, 2013

Long-time La Cañada resident JoAnn Faist, passed away October 3rd, just a few days shy of her 80th birthday.

James Edmund Mooney II

James Edmund Mooney II, beloved husband, father and grandfather, went to his good Lord and Savior on October 5th, 2013. He was a resident of Bakersfield, was 78 years old and a graduate of Burbank High School, class of 1954. He was a US Army veteran, serving as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne-...

Nadine Fitzsimmons May 23, 1923 - October 6, 2013

M. Nadine Fitzsimmons was born in Los Angeles, California, on May 23,1923, to Edward A. Fitzsimmons and Elizabeth Henning Fitzsimmons. She attended Holy Family Grammar School and High School in Glendale, and graduated Immaculate Heart College in Hollywood with a teaching credential. She joined Los...

Gloria June Kelly March 12, 1926 - October 9, 2013

Gloria June Kelly passed away peacefully at the age of 87 on October 9, 2013 in Ventura, California.

Mary "Jane" Humphrey May 5, 1934 - October 7, 2013

Founder of Once Upon A Time bookstore in Montrose California passed away peacefully after a long re-occurring illness. She will be remembered for her trail breaking spirit, having opened Once Upon A Time bookstore in 1966, long before women worked outside of the home and certainly before it was...

John R. "Jack" Fullerton

John R. "Jack" Fullerton, 89, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on September 16 in Paso Robles, California.

David Smith April 18, 1937 - September 7, 2013

David A. Smith, 76, of Green Valley, Arizona died of natural causes on September 7, 2013. David began his career in Toronto, Canada as a camera man and he enjoyed working as a technical director and camera man in Hollywood, CA for over 35 years. He received 4 Emmy Awards for his contributions....

Robert Renton Purves & Virginia Black Purves

Virginia Black Purves, age 88, passed away peacefully in her Flintridge home on September 6th followed by her husband Robert Renton Purves, age 89, who passed the following day. They are survived by Lauren Purves Zaun, her husband Todd, and their children Brooke, Dane and Kelly; son John Renton...

Vladas Gilys

Passed away on Friday, October 4, 2013 at his home in Sun City following a short illness. For a full obituary, and upcoming services, please go to:

Kathleen H. Bussard October 20, 1928 - October 2, 2013

Kathleen Bussard passed away on Wednesday, October 2 after being afflicted with a sudden stroke the night before.

Robert Livingston Buckisch

Robert Livingston Buckisch, 91, passed away peacefully on September 20, 2013 in Simi Valley, CA surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Dana Buckisch who passed away in 1996, Robert (Bob) leaves behind a son Charles H. Buckisch and daughter-in-law Cathy Buckisch of Payson, AZ, and daughter...

Harry Gale Stanton

Retired LA City Fireman Harry Gale Stanton born September 26, 1936 passed away on September 21, 2013. He is survived by his wife Florene, his children Catherine Marrero, Christine Gainer, James Baker and Sharon Aiken, five grand kids and seven great grand kids. He will be greatly missed.

Roberta J. (Loy) Nesheim

Roberta J. (Loy) Nesheim of Northford, CT, passed away on September 18 in Connecticut Hospice. Known to many as Bobbi, she was born October 21, 1934 in Glendale. She graduated from Glendale High School in 1952. Her parents are the late Marie E. Loy and J. Milton Loy. She is survived by her husband...

Margaret "Peggy" Knight January 7, 1909 - September 7, 2013

Margaret (Walker) Knight, 104, passed away quietly Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Windsor Manor in Glendale, California.

Jean T. Bachmeier October 6, 1921 - September 21, 2013

Jean T. Dussault Bachmeier entered into eternal rest at the age of 91 in Pasadena, California.

Norman Wishoff 12-26-1934 to 9-15-2013

Norman (Norm) Wishoff, 78, died in his home in Glendale, CA early on the morning of Sept.15, 2013.

Dennis Richard O'Neil

Dennis Richard O’Neil of Mercer Island, WA died unexpectedly on Saturday, September 14, 2013.

Virginia and Robert Purves

In memory of Virginia and Robert Purves, who passed on September 6th and 7th, please join our family and friends for a celebration of their lives at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge on Wednesday, September 25 at 5:00 pm.

Dolores K. Shaffer

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Dolores, on September 9, 2013. Dolores was born in Kankakee, IL in 1927. She married Joseph Shaffer Jr. in 1948. After living a few years in Indiana where they started their family and Joe’s aerospace engineer career,...

Gilbert Gordon McCoy April 7, 1924 - September 12, 2013

Gilbert Gordon McCoy, a La Canada resident for 61 years, died at his home on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at the age of 89. He is survived by his wife JoAnn and daughters Christine Liljeqvist and Susan McVicker and their families.

William G. Montenegro

William G. Montenegro, 60, of Burbank, California, passed away on August 13, 2013 in his home after a long battle of cancer. William was born in Costa Rica on February 18, 1953. He graduated from Burbank High School. He enjoyed a long, passionate career at Warner Brothers (Motion Pictures); but most...

Mary Barbara Melone

Passed away on Sept. 12, 2013.

Margaret Ellen Littell April 6, 1916 - September 6, 2013

Margaret was born on a farm in Ford County Kansas to Frank S.and Ada I. Smith, the 7th of 11 children. She was preceded in death by her husband Cecil R. Littell, son Craig A. Littell, grandson Robert R Littell, six brothers and two sisters. She is survived by sons Roger R (Sandy) of Yucca Valley,...

Dolores Josephia Libby June 2, 1923 - September 4, 2013

Passed away at her home in Burbank on September 4th, 2013, at the age of 90.

Leland Clayton Ayers December 8, 1932 - September 2, 2013

Honorable Leland Clayton Ayers passed away quietly on Monday, September 2nd, 2013 at home in San Marcos, California with his wife Joyce by his side. He was 80 years old.

Maryann Martin September 22, 1941 - August 30, 2013

Maryann Martin died suddenly in her sleep on Aug. 30 in her La Crescenta home at the age of 71.

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