Claire Patricia McHale | Obituary

Claire (nee Shanahan) McHale passed away peacefully on January 6, 2022, in Santa Rosa, Calif., at the age of 82.
Born May 17, 1939, in Elmhurst, Queens, N.Y., she was the second child of three. She was a New Yorker, through and through — with stories of swimming far off shore at Rockaway Beach, and getting brushed by a barracuda fish among many other adventures in the city that she would fondly recall.
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Todd Patrick Whiting | Obituary

Our community is profoundly saddened by the sudden death of Todd Patrick Whiting, 45, on Jan. 4, 2022. Todd passed away of cardiac arrest resulting from pneumonia and complications from COVID-19. Todd is the son of Dianne Whiting of Pasadena, and John Whiting of Philadelphia, both of whom grew up in La Cañada Flintridge. Todd and his brother, Sean, are graduates of La Cañada schools, along with both their parents.
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Jirel Ann (Jill) Benone | Obituary

Jirel Ann (Jill) Benone (nee Colegrove), a resident of Glendale, California, for more than 50 years, and latterly of Las Vegas, Nevada, died on December 5, 2021, at the age of 82.
Jill was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1939 and graduated from Glendale High School in 1956. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and Bristol University in the UK. She also held a postgraduate diploma from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
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Doris Samuelson | Obituary

Strong, generous and ever-faithful, Doris Samuelson passed away peacefully in her home on December 8, 2021, at the age of 93.
Doris was born in Los Angeles, Calif., to Ernest and Esther Carlson, and was the younger sister to Barbara. After attending USC and pledging Tri-Delta sorority, Doris married Robert “Bob” Samuelson. They were married for nearly 60 years, when Bob passed away in 2008.
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Debra L. Lipscomb | Obituary

Debbie, in her 70th year, passed away peacefully at home from type 1 diabetes and chronic kidney disease with her husband and daughter at her side.
She was born in Glendale, Calif., and grew up in La Cañada Flintridge, the daughter of longtime residents Bonnie and Ralph Lipscomb. In high school, her first job was as a proofreader at the Valley Sun, and while in college she worked at the Valley Sun typesetting on their first electronic typesetter.
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