2014 Year In Review

Remembering the lives of the most notable personalities lost in 2014

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Our Obituaries

Osdel Martin Rambeau

May 12, 1959 - January 25, 2015

Osdel Martin Rambeau, 55, born on May 12, 1959, in California, passed away January 25, 2015. He resided in Temple City, California at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California.
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Emily Guillory

July 20, 1922 - January 23, 2015

Emily Guillory, 92, born on July 20, 1922, in Louisiana, passed away January 23, 2015. She resided in El Monte, California at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass and Zook, Monrovia, California.
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Nellie Garcia Espinoza

June 15, 1933 - January 22, 2015

Nellie Garcia Espinoza, 81, born on June 15, 1933, in California,passed away January 22, 2015. She resided in Montclair, California at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California.
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Cecil Silva

November 22, 1923 - January 20, 2015

Cecil SIlva, 91, born on November 22, 923, passed away January 20, 2015. He resided in Rosemead, California at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California.
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Douglas Newland Hogue

February 11, 1944 - January 16, 2015

Douglas Newland Hogue, 70, born on February 11, 1944, in Nebraska, passed away January 16, 2015. He resided in Glendora, California at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California.
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Richard William Erath

April 9, 1943 - January 15, 2015

Richard William Erath, 71, born on April 9, 1943, in New York, passed away January 15, 2015. He resided in Monrovia, California at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California.
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Paul Bianchi

June 29, 1915 - January 13, 2015

Paul Bianchi, 99, born on June 29, 1915, in El Taracatio, Michoacan, Mexico, passed away January 13, 2015. He resided in Pasadena, California at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California
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Katherine Sherry Mueller

September 14, 1951 - January 13, 2015

Katherine Sherry Mueller, 63, born on September 14, 1951, in Greenfield, New Hamshire, passed away January 13, 2015. She resided in Monrovia, California at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California.
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Pedro Antonio de la Flor

January 26, 1925 - January 12, 2015

Pedro Antonio de la flor, 89, born onn January 26, 1925, in Cuba, passed away January 12, 2015. He resided in Duarte, California at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California.
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Simon Gonzales

February 18, 1922 - January 9, 2015

Simon Gonzales, 92, born on February 18, 1922, in Brush, Colorado, passed away January 9, 2015. He resided in Monrovia, California at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California.
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Rodrigo Anicete Balingit

September 18, 1937 - January 6, 2015

Rodrigo Anicete Balingit, 77, born on September 18, 1937, in Masantol, Philippines, passed away January 6, 2015. He resided in Monrovia, California at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California.
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Esther Sulli

October 16, 1915 - January 4, 2015

Esther Sulli, 99, born on October 16, 1915, in Vittoria, Italy, passed away January 1, 2015. She resided in Arcadia, California at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California.
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Warren A. Brown

September 20, 1930 - January 3, 2015

Warren A. Brown, 84, born on September 20, 1930, in California, passed away January 3, 2015. He resided in Sierra Madre, California at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California.
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Gloria Louise Foster

March 5, 1943 - January 3, 2015

Gloria Louise Foster, 71, born on March 5, 1943, in Texarkana, Texas, passed away January 3, 2015. She resided in Victorville, California at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California.
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Wayne "Mac" McNulty

March 26, 1925 - January 3, 2015

Wayne was born on March 26, 1925 in Delphi, Indiana, Carol County. He passed away in Arcadia, California on January 3, 2015. Wayne was pre-deceased by his wife Marie of whom he was married for 62 years, his son Richard and his grandson Paul. He is survived by his two daughters Linda and Patti, two son-in-laws, Rick and Dennis, daughter in law Judy, seven grandchildren, Cory, Kim, Casey,...
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Trinidad T. Gibbons

October 15, 1923 - December 31, 2014

Trinidad T. Gibbons, 91, born on Octgober 15, 1923, in Duarte, California, passed away Decembver 31, 2014. She resided in Duarte, California at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California.
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Santina Olive Rizzi

March 25, 1934 - December 30, 2014

Santina Olive Rizzi, 80, born on March 25, 1934, in Alhambra, California, passed away December 30, 2014. She resided in San Gabriel, California at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California
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Willie James Sims

December 2, 1939 - December 28, 2014

Willie James Sims, 75, born on December 2, 1939, in Prentiss, Mississippi, passed away December 28, 2014. He resided in Los Angeles, California at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California.
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Esther Smith

May 19, 1914 - December 28, 2014

Esther Smith, 100, born on May 19, 1914, in Los Angeles, California, passed away December 28, 2014. She resided in Monrovia, California at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California
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Stacy Kim Overcast

September 5, 1973 - December 28, 2014

Stacy Kim Overcast, 41, born on September 5, 1973, in Torrance, California, passed away December 28, 2014. She resided in Huntington Beach, California at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California
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Richard Carmine Borrelli

June 21, 1941 - December 25, 2014

Richard Carmine Borrelli, 73, born on June 21, 1941, in Bronx, New York, passed away December 25, 2014. He resided in Sierra Madre, California at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California
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Veijo Viljo Varnela

May 24, 1922 - December 24, 2014

Veijo Viljo Varnela, 92, born on May 24, 1922, in Finland, passed away December 24, 2014. He resided in Los Angeles, California at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California.
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Cynthia Louise Sandoval

November 23, 1956 - December 23, 2014

Cynthia Louise Sandoval, 58, born on November 23, 1956, in San Gabriel, California, passed away December 23, 2014. She resided in Arcadia, California at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California
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Erlinda Linda Milligan

April 10, 1946 - December 22, 2014

Erlinda "Linda" Milligan, 68, born on April 10, 1946, in Los Angeles, California, passed away December 22, 2014. She resided in Arcadia, California at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California
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Jacqueline Anne Farrow

July 31, 1947 - December 19, 2014

Jacqueline Anne Farrow, 67, born on July 31, 1947, in Washington, DC passed away December 19, 2014. She resided in Monrovia, California at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California. A memorial service will take place on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Douglass & Zook Chapel of the Foothills. In lieu of flowers, donations may be...
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Larry Anthony Monroe

November 11, 1954 - December 18, 2014

Larry Anthony Monroe, 60, born on November 11, 1954, in Fort Worth, Texas, passed away December 18, 2014. He resided in Pomona, California at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California
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Edward Lynn Cline

February 26, 1937 - December 17, 2014

Edward Lynn Cline, 77, born on February 26, 1937, in Evansville, Indiana passed away December 17,2014. He resided in Arcadia, California at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California
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Evelyn S. Scribner

December 1, 1926 - December 16, 2014

Evelyn S. Scribner, 88, born on December 1, 1926, in Ensign, Michigan, passed away December 16, 2014. She resided in Pasadena, California at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California
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George David Axtell

June 1, 1931 - December 10, 2014

George David Axtell, 83, born on June 1, 1931, in Hoopeston, Illinois passed away December 10,2014. He resided in Monrovia, California at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California
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Margaret Maggie Cairns

October 4, 1920 - December 9, 2014

Margaret "Maggie" cairns, 94, born on October 4, 1920, in Dundee, Scotland, passed away December 9, 2014. She resided in Arcadia, California at the time of her passing. Arrangments are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California.
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Johnielee Smith

February 21, 1921 - December 9, 2014

JOHNIELEE SMITH, Monrovia resident since 1949, went home to be with her Lord, Jesus Christ, Dec. 9, 2014, at the age of 93. One time owner-operator of Monrovia Beauty Academy, she also worked at Sears for over 30 years. She is survived by 3 kids, 5 grandkids, 9 great-grandkids, 2 great-great grandkids, a sister, and numerous nephews and nieces. Her funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. on Dec. 30 at...
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Bernice Carol Thorpe

May 26, 1934 - December 6, 2014

Bernice C. Thorpe, 80, passed away December 6, 2014. She was retired from the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District. Bernice enjoyed square dancing, playing golf, camping, and spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by her children, Randy (Patricia) Thorpe and Robin Osbon; grandchildren, Joshua, Steven (Bonnie), Julie (Richard), Lisa, and Kimberly (Kevin); and great...
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Phillip Eugene Riley

March 23, 1952 - November 20, 2014

Phillip Eugene Riley, 62, born on March 23, 1952, in Ames, Iowa passed away November 20, 2014. He resided in Monrovia, California at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California
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Marguerite Alma Dochnahl

August 5, 1919 - November 18, 2014

Marguerite Alma Dochnahl, 95, born on August 5, 1919, in Ramona, South Dakota passed away November 18, 2014. She resided in Monrovia, California at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California
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Lyla Jean Grimmer-Johnston

April 3, 1937 - November 15, 2014

Lyla Jean Grimmer- Johnston, 77, born on April 3, 1937, in Pasadena, California passed away November 15, 2014. She resided in Monrovia, California at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California
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Eunice Catherine Thompson

August 19, 1940 - November 12, 2014

Eunice Catherine (Sanders) Thompson was born August 19, 1940 in Pittsburgh, PA and passed away November 12, 2014 in Monrovia, CA. She moved to Monrovia with her mother, Evelyn Hyde Sanders, in 1942. Eunice graduated from Monrovia High School in 1958 and married her beloved husband, Jack B. Thompson, in 1959. She was very involved in the Junior Women's Club, president of the Monrovia High...
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Denis Peter Keegan

December 17, 1949 - November 10, 2014

Denis Peter Keegan, son of the late James Joseph Keegan and Virginia Bland Skinner, passed away peacefully Monday November 10th, surrounded by his wife and loving family. Denis had courageously fought a rare genetic kidney disease for many years. Denis was born on December 17th, 1949 in South Orange New Jersey. He was the youngest of five children. As a child, Denis enjoyed summering on...
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Raymond Jack Pabon

December 11, 1934 - November 1, 2014

Raymond Jack Pabon, 79, born on December 11, 1934, in Bronx, New York passed away November 1, 2014. He resided in Monrovia, California at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California
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Phyllis Corinne Reed

May 20, 1927 - October 21, 2014

Phyllis Corinne Reed, 87, born on May 20, 1927, in Hazen, North Dakota passed away October 21, 2014. She resided in Monrovia, California at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California
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Phyllis Ann Hald

June 22, 1951 - October 12, 2014

Phyllis Ann Hald, 63, born on June 22, 1951, in Denver, Colorado passed away October 12, 2014. She resided in Rancho Cucamonga, California at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California
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Elizabeth Brinsley

October 5, 2014

Elizabeth Josephine Brinsley, 89, born on June 16, 1925, in Monrovia, California passed away October 5, 2014. She resided in Duarte, California at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California
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Gabriel Lugo Muro

March 24, 1966 - September 23, 2014

Gabriel Lugo Muro, 90, born on March 24, 1966, in El Salitral, Mexico passed away September 23, 2014. He resided in Arcadia, California at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California
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Michael Frank Marangi

February 13, 1929 - September 22, 2014

Michael Frank Marangi, 85, born on February 13, 1929, in Los Angeles, California passed away September 22, 2014. He resided in Arcadia, California at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California
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Madie Ellis

December 15, 1920 - September 18, 2014

Madie Ellis passed away Sept. 18, 2014. She was a proud mother of 7 wonderful children and a Mother at Metropolitan Baptist Church in Altadena. She lived a very full life in her 93 years. A visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 26 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at Douglass & Zook. Madie's funeral service will be held Saturday, Sept. 27 at 11:00 AM at Metropolitan Baptist Church, Altadena.
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Wesley Parker Gardner

September 9, 1921 - September 11, 2014

Wesley Parker Gardner, 93, passed away September 11, 2014 in Arcadia, CA. Wesley honorably served in the Navy from April 22, 1944 to February 13, 1946. He graduated from USC in 1948 from the College of Commerce and Business Administration with a Bachelor's Degree in Science, and remained a loyal Trojan as well as a brother of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. Wesley is survived by his wife,...
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Cesar P. Brillantes

June 8, 1924 - September 11, 2014

Cesar P. Brillantes, 90, born on June 8, 1924, in Cebu City, Philippines passed away September 11, 2014. He resided in Monrovia, California at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California
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Yvette Gabrielle Hunter

May 28, 1926 - August 31, 2014

Yvette Gabrielle Hunter, 88, born on May 28, 1926, in Soissons, France passed away August 8, 2014. She resided in Monrovia, California at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California
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Justino Cruz Labrador

April 13, 1933 - August 15, 2014

Justino Cruz Labrador, 81, born on April 13, 1933, in the Philippines, passed away August 15, 2014. He resided in Duarte, California at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook Funeral and Cremation Services, Monrovia, California.
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Anne Roy

November 13, 1911 - August 14, 2014

Anne Stewart Roy passed away August 14, 2014 at the age of 102. She was a long time resident of Beverly Hills, and most recently a resident of Monrovia. Anne is survived by her sons, Richard Roy and Stewart Roy; 7 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. She will be missed by her family and friends, who all loved her dearly. At this time, no services are scheduled.
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Marjorie Elaine Miller

September 29, 1921 - August 10, 2014

Marjorie Elaine Miller, 92, born on September 30, 1921, in Apple Valley, California passed away August 10, 2014. She resided in Apple Valley, California at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California
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Arthur Edward Killian

October 30, 1921 - August 8, 2014

Arthur Edward Killian, 92, born on October 30, 1921, in Los Angeles, California passed away August 8, 2014. He resided in Duarte, California at the time of his passing. A memorial service will be held in his honor at 3:00 p.m., on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the Church of the Good Shepherd: 400 West Duarte Road Arcadia, California, 91007. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook,...
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Ruben Angel Rios

February 20, 1957 - August 3, 2014

Ruben Angel Rios, 57, born on February 20, 1957, in Argentina, passed away August 3, 2014. He resided in Arcadia, California at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California
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Anna Mary Hession

November 25, 1923 - August 1, 2014

Anna Mary Hession, 90, born on November 25, 1923, in Peoria, Illinois passed away August 1, 2014. She resided in Sierra Madre, California at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California
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William Edward Webb

May 27, 1930 - July 22, 2014

William Edward Webb, 84, was born on May 27, 1930, in Cairo, Illinois to Cecil and Marie Webb. He married Mardena Howdeshell on September 12, 1950 in Arkansas. Together they had three children: William Randal, Rebecca Ann, and Danny Christopher. They were later divorced. He married Wanda Allen on September 3, 1987. She preceded him in death. Bill resided in Duarte, Ca the majority of his...
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Calvin Merle Schelvan

July 28, 1930 - June 29, 2014

Calvin Merle Schelvan, 83, born on July 28, 1930, in Rice Lake, Wisconsin passed away June 29, 2014. He resided in Arcadia, California at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California
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Roderick Jordan

October 27, 1964 - June 13, 2014

Roderick Stephen Jordan, 49, born on October 27, 1964. in Fairfield, California, passed away June 13, 2014. He resided in Monrovia, California at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook Funeral and Cremation Services in Monrovia, California.
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Nadaleigh Turner Courtland

April 9, 1958 - June 13, 2014

Nadaleigh Turner Courtland, 56, born on April 9, 1958, in Alhambra, California passed away June 13, 2014. She resided in Los Angeles, California at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California
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Dalton Wayne Gronlie

March 27, 1931 - June 11, 2014

Dalton Wayne Gronlie, age 83, passed away June 11, 2014 in Arcadia. He was a retired Lutheran Minister and Los Angeles County Social Worker. He loved music, plays, travel, and art. Dalton was the son of Martin and Marion (Waller) Gronlie, brother of Robert Gronlie, uncle of Kevin and Neal Gronlie, and friend of Jack and Jean Paris, Raden Peterson, and Alan Sandleman. A crypt side service will be...
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Frances Anne McGowan

January 25, 1943 - June 9, 2014

Frances Anne McGowan, 71, born on January 25, 1943, in England, passed away June 9, 2014. She resided in Tujunga, California at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California
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Elizabeth Arnold

December 17, 1920 - June 8, 2014

Elizabeth Arnold, 93, born on December 17, 1920, in Des Moines, Iowa, passed away June 8, 2014. She resided in Arcadia, California at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook Funeral and Cremation Services in Monrovia, California.
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Wanda Webb

January 23, 1936 - June 2, 2014

Wanda Webb, 78, born on January 23, 1936, in Tennessee, passed away June 2, 2014. She resided in Duarte, California at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook Funeral and Cremation Services in Monrovia, California.
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Anna Leah Divinagracia Cuatico

December 5, 1974 - May 26, 2014

Anna Leah D. Cuatico, 39, born on December 5, 1974, In Iloilo City, Philippines, passed away May 26, 2014. She resided in Monrovia, California at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook Funeral and Cremation Services. She was the most unselfish, giving and loving person with a smile that would light up any room she entered. A true angel born on earth.
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Michael Anthony Cude

January 11, 1949 - May 25, 2014

Michael A. Cude, 65, passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014. He was born to BB and Lillian Cude in 1949. He lived in San Gabriel where he played little league and learned the game of golf. He followed in his fathers footsteps working for the Southern Pacific Railroad and retired after 40 years in 2009. He graduated from San Gabriel High School in 1967, attended Cal State LA and graduated in 1972. ...
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Yvonne Cecilia Johnston

May 12, 1924 - May 21, 2014

Yvonne Cecilia Johnston, 90, born on May 12, 1924, in Scobey, Montana, passed away May 21, 2014. She resided in Duarte, California at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook, Monrovia, California
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Bruce Peter Patnou

January 14, 2014 - May 17, 2014

Bruce Peter Patnou, 59, born on January 14, 1955, in Chicago, Illinois, passed away May 17, 2014. He resided Arcadia, California at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook Funeral and Mortuary Services.
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Juanita Rose O'Connell

November 20, 1920 - May 15, 2014

Juanita Rose O'Connell, 93, born on November 20, 1920, in Barnsville, Ohio, passed away May 15, 2014. She resided in Monrovia, California at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook Funeral and Cremation Services in Monrovia, California.
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Elia Aurora Fernandez

April 27, 1928 - May 7, 2014

Elia was born on April 27, 1928 and passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Elia was a resident of Monterey Park, California. Elia is survived by her husband, Luis Fernandez, four children, Delfina, Louis, Anthony, Edwin, six grandchildren, Joseph, Brigette, Jaclyn, Louis Jr., Turner, and Melissa, and 2 great-grandchildren, Lakai and Kingsley.
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Soledad Enez Hernandez

April 20, 1924 - April 18, 2014

Soledad (Sally) Chavez-Hernandez was a loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. She was born on April 20, 1924, in Alamo Alto, Texas and at the age of 89 she passed into God's hands from natural causes April 18, 2014. She raised her children in Pasadena & Arcadia, and retired in Monrovia, California. She was part Native American and Mexican. She was a wonderful example of faith,...
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Rita M. Sereno

September 30, 1932 - April 17, 2014

Rita Bianucci Sereno was born September 30, 1932 in Aurora, Illinois. She grew up in Naperville, Illinois with her parents Modesto and Clorenda, her older brother Ray, her older sister Doris, and her identical twin Rena. She graduated from St. Mary's of Notre Dame in 1954 with a bachelors degree in Mathematics and a minor in Education. In 1954 she moved to California where she worked at San...
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Lathrop G. Hoffman

November 13, 1924 - April 2, 2014

Lathrop G. Hoffman passed away from natural causes on April 2, with his entire family with him for his last days. He was born in Los Angeles as the 5th son of Paul G. and Dorothy B. Hoffman, and raised in South Bend, Indiana. He attended Thatcher School in Ojai and graduated from Putney School in Vermont in 1942, joining the army shortly thereafter to serve in India and China during World War...
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Gerald Leonard Snider

March 4, 1928 - March 28, 2014

Gerald Leonard Snider, better known to all as Jerry or J.L., passed away on Friday, March 28, 2014 at the age of 86. He was born March 4, 1928 in Glendale, CA. Jerry was a hard worker, eventually owning his own plastering business. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Helen Snider; son, Jerry Alan, daughter, Sharon Wortham; sister, Dorothy Bell; 7 grandchildren and 8 great...
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J. Shirl Cornwall

September 18, 1927 - March 22, 2014

J. Shirl Cornwall quietly slipped from this life to the next on March 22, 2014 in hospital near his home in La Canada - Flintridge, Ca. Shirl was b¬¬orn the 6th of 7 children to J. Spencer Cornwall and Mary Alice Haigh on Sept. 18, 1927 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Shirl was preceded in death by his dear wife Lenore Neeley Cornwall who passed away in 2002. Shirl's legacy is his family of 9...
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Millie Rose Babakitis

July 13, 1937 - March 20, 2014

Millie Rose Babakitis, age 76, passed away March 20, 2014. Millie enjoyed volunteering at the Arcadia Fire Department. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and cousin, and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Millie's funeral will be held Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 11:30 AM at Immaculate Conception Church, 740 S. Shamrock Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016, followed by...
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Kenneth James Player

March 23, 1957 - February 28, 2014

Kenneth (Kenny) James Player was born to the proud parents of Johnnie Player & Luzzell Wise on March 23, 1957 in Los Angeles, California. Kenny was the third of five brothers. Kenny was raised in Duarte & Monrovia CA with his mother and four brothers. There he attended Andres Duarte Elementary School, Santa Fe Middle School and Monrovia High School, and graduated from Mt. Olive Continuation...
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Julia Tolentino Malolos

July 21, 1922 - February 27, 2014

Julia Tolentino Malolos, 91, born on July 21, 1922, in the Philippines, passed away February 27, 2014. She resided in Fontana, California at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook Funeral and Cremation Services, Monrovia, California.
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Melvin Wayne Caquelin

October 28, 1924 - February 14, 2014

Melvin was born in Wright County, IA to Raymond and Ethel Caquelin. He attended school in Eagle Grove, IA, and then served in the army from 1943 – 1946. After his discharge from the army he graduated from Iowa State University in Ames, IA in Electrical Engineering. He then worked at Collins Radio Company (which later became Rockwell) in Cedar Rapids, IA. There he met and married his wife Norma....
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Hanna Helena Wojciechowski

August 5, 1932 - February 13, 2014

Hanna Helena Wojciechowski de domo Schmidt-Madalinska (1932 to 2014) In Loving Memory: A filmmaker, educator and a successful businesswoman Hanna passed away on February 13, 2014 in Monrovia, California. She was 81 years old. Born shortly before World War II in Warsaw, Poland, Hanna lived through the German occupation. Her parents were Helena Sobolewska: an educator and recipient of the first...
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Silvio Carlos Quintas

February 14, 1956 - February 8, 2014

As I sit trying to gather my thoughts to honor the man who made me a better person, who gave me unconditional love, who expressed kindness and gentleness, who saw forgiveness as a God-given quality he practiced often, I am struck by Sil's incredible, overflowing wealth…his family, friends, students and even complete strangers who were drawn to him. Yes, he had career accomplishments and degrees...
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David Michael Leming

December 15, 1938 - February 6, 2014

David Michael Leming, 75, of Pasadena California, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 6 2014. Born in Cincinnati Ohio, he lived most of his life in Southern California. David was a passionate family man who enjoyed being outdoors and volunteering his time to various organizations. He retired after 33 years employed by Pacific telephone and AT&T and also held various positions in the...
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Edward Austin Rhoads

September 7, 1925 - February 4, 2014

Edward Austin Rhoads, 88, born on September 7, 1925, in Los Angeles, California passed away February 4, 2014. He resided in Monrovia, California at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Douglass & Zook Mortuary, Monrovia, California
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Gavino Montanez

February 19, 1920 - February 4, 2014

Gavino Almarez Montanez passed away February 4, 2014. Survived by his 12 children, 35 Grandchildren, 57 Great Grandchildren & 28 Great Great Grandchildren. A visitation will be held from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 8, 2014 with a Funeral Service to follow at 11:00 Douglass & Zook Chapel. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Montebello, California.
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Lawrence "Doug" Douglass

October 6, 1932 - January 30, 2014

Lawrence Ward "Doug" Douglass was born on October 6, 1932 in Garden City, Kansas and he passed away peacefully in Palmdale, California on January 30, 2014 at the age of 81. He and his twin brother were the eleventh and twelfth of twelve children born to Mabel Era (Ward) and Charles Meade Douglass. He grew up on a farm in the town of Ingalls, Kansas, but after graduating from Ingalls High School...
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Jose Sam Samaniego

January 13, 1936 - January 8, 2014

Jose "Sam" Samaniego, born January 13, 1936, passed away January 8, 2014 at the age of 77. Sam was the long-time owner of Stuffed Sandwich in San Gabriel. He will be dearly missed by his wife, Marlene; children, Ken Samaniego, Kelli Wurster, and Kimberly Samaniego; sister, Armida Wright; and numerous grandchildren. A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at...
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Rodger A. Karcher

May 8, 1944 - January 7, 2014

Rodger A. Karcher passed away last Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at the age of 69. He is survived by two daughters, Rainy Karcher (San Clemente, CA) and Holly-Rae Van Hoof (Downs, IL), and five grandchildren, Tanner and Devon Bush, Brendan Doyle, and Gracie and Jack Van Hoof. He also leaves behind two brothers and their families, Bernie and Krysti Lusk (Topeka, KS) and Brad and Olivia Lusk (Grover...
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Lorena Gouaux Wynne

April 26, 1927 - December 7, 2013

Born in Carencro, Louisiana on April 26, 1927, the second of five children, Lorena was raised in Lafayette, Louisiana. She attended Lafayette High School and the University of Southwestern Louisiana, where she majored in English Literature. She married her husband of 60 years, Leslie Bernard Wynne, Jr., in 1949 and came to Sierra Madre, where they raised five children. She passed away...
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Bertha Hanson

October 27, 1929 - August 29, 2013

Bertha "Bert" Hanson, born October 27, 1929 in Alpine, Texas, passed away August 29, 2013 in Orange, California at the age of 83. She is survived by her children, John (Sharon) Hazlett, Julia (Edward) Thompson, Jeffrey (Kimberly) Hazlett, Joseph (Bobbi) Hazlett, and James (Staci) Hazlett; and numerous other family members. A memorial service will be held Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 3:00 PM at...
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John Alan Bennett

June 3, 1942 - August 23, 2013

John Alan Bennett June 3, 1942 ' August 23, 2013 Our beloved father, John Alan Bennett passed away peacefully on Friday, August 23, 2013 at his home in Sierra Madre. He is survived by his son John Alan Bennett Jr., his wife Stella and their three children ' Elliot, Sonya and Michael; his son James Madison Bennett; his daughter Christina Denise Bennett and her partner Cristi Long; his...
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Cecelia M. Feghali

May 4, 1930 - August 23, 2013

Cecelia Mary Feghali, 83, of Arcadia, CA passed away on August 23, 2013 from congestive heart failure. Known to all as Sheila, she was the oldest of Charles and Mary O'Reilly's three children, born May 5, 1930. Sheila was an avid gardener, cook and bridge player and was known by many as a fount of information. If she didn't have an answer or piece of advice on the spot, she would have one by...
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Catherine Mae Smith

October 7, 1923 - August 23, 2013

Catherine Mae Smith October 7, 1923 ' August 23, 2013 A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, Catherine passed away peacefully on Friday, August 23rd, at Santa Teresita Hospital, Duarte, Calif. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and extended family. A memorial service is planned for Wednesday, August 28th. In lieu of flowers, please make a...
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Mark R. Gabriel

April 10, 1954 - August 16, 2013

Mark R. Gabriel, 59, passed away Friday, August 16, 2013. Mark is survived by his wife, Rose; their children, Brandon, Rebecca & Brittney Gabriel; his mother, Loraine, his brothers, Eric, David & Don, and many nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation time beginning at 9:30 AM on Monday7, September 9, and a Services at 11:00 AM will both be held at the Douglass & Zook Chapel of Remembrance...
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Kevin Ray Farley

October 16, 1956 - August 5, 2013

Kevin Ray Farley, age 56, passed away August 5, 2013. Kevin was a supervisor at Professional Construction Services for 25 years. He was a Harley-Davidson enthusiast and enjoyed going to the river. Kevin was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all. He will be truly missed. A visitation will be held Friday, August 16 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Douglass & Zook...
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Stephen Gregory Hauk

May 24, 1966 - August 1, 2013

Stephen G. Hauk, age 47, passed away August 1, 2013 from complications after receiving a heart transplant at UCLA Medical Center. As a 1984 graduate of La Salle High School in Pasadena, California, Steve's lifelong pursuit as an educator, mentor, and writer began with an Associate Degree of Arts from Citrus College in September, 1987. Steve went on to receive his Bachelor of Science in June,...
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Elda Aguilar Abadia

February 28, 1926 - July 13, 2013

Elda Aguilar Abadia, passed away in Oxnad, California at 5:25 AM July 13, 2013 at the age of 87. Elda is predeceased by her husband, Lino Manuel Abadia, and son Rene Aguilar Abadia. Elda is lovingly remembered by her sons Leandro, Marlon, Lyle, Adonis, Lino III, Alan Joel, and Alvin, and her daughters Febe, Gina, and her Grandchildren. Elda was born in Cebu City, Philippines; February 28,...
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Lorraine Boatenhamer

November 1, 1924 - July 8, 2013

Lorraine Boatenhamer, born Nov. 1, 1924 in Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on July 8, 2013. After growing up in Buffalo, she moved with her parents to Pasadena in the 1940s. Lorraine and her husband, Cecil, moved to Monrovia in 1976. She worked many years for Scott Tours in Pasadena. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, July 15, 2013 at Live Oak Memorial Park, Monrovia...
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Veronica D. Thee

November 6, 1924 - July 6, 2013

Veronica D. Thee was born November 6, 1924 in Irwin, PA to John and Veronica (Vargo) Kovacs. She would later become a permanent resident of Arcadia in 1951. She passed away July 6, 2013 at age 88 in her own home. Well known in the Arcadia community for her active participation in local projects & organizations, a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Soroptimist International & Village, a...
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Marthann Demchuk

September 20, 1936 - July 4, 2013

On July 4, 2013, Marthann (Lang) Demchuk (76) was tragically lost to her family and friends as the victim of a terrible accident in San Clemente, California while celebrating Independence Day. Marthann was born in Iowa September 20, 1936 to Martha Elizabeth (Shelton) and Herbert Haven Lang. When she was not much more than a year old, the Lang family decided to head West and on the way, Marthann...
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Jacqueline Beverly Lamb

September 4, 1929 - June 23, 2013

Jacqueline Beverly Lamb, Passed away early Sunday morning, June 23, 2013, "Grama Jake" joined her son "Uncle Bob" and daughter-in-law, "Aunt Debbie". Lord look out! Jacquie is survived by her husband Jack of 67 years, daughters, Susan Lamb of Monrovia, and Kelli (Mark) Fasick of Sierra Madre, sons John Lamb III of Sierra Madre, Michael Lamb of Monrovia, and Scott (George) Lamb of Sierra Madre...
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John Weiss

November 24, 1957 - June 5, 2013

John Weiss Jr., 57, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2013, disheartening to those who knew him ... for to know John was to love him. John is survived by his wife, Claire; sisters, Mary-Ellen Weiss, Ann Fries, Barbara Weiss, Eileen Fredricks & Regina Tripp, their families and his many friends. Private family services. Contributions in his memory appreciated to the charity of your choice. Care...
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David Britton Collins, Jr.

July 27, 1937 - June 1, 2013

David Britton Collins, Jr., passed away on June 1, 2013, surrounded by family. He was born July 27, 1937, the son of David Britton Sr. and Susie Collins in Monrovia, California. He was the only son in a family with five sisters. Mr. Collins started the successful Collins Janitorial Service in Monrovia. He served as a member of the Monrovia Chamber of Commerce and held memberships in several...
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John L. Buffington

June 29, 1954 - May 25, 2013

Buffington, John L. Born June 29, 1954; Died May 25, 2013. Beloved son, brother and uncle. Survived by brother Mark Buffington of Amherst, NY; sisters Barbara Buffington and Ellen Buffington of Littleton, CO; nieces Kelly Pollock (Ken) and Catie Buffington of Annapolis, MD; and nephew Ted Buffington of Amherst, NY. John recently celebrated 30 years of working with Costco. He was loved by many...
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