Donna Geldmacher, 82, passed away on September 29, 2021, at her home in Glendale. She was born May 13, 1939, in Ohio and spent most of her life in California.
Donna enjoyed crafting and loved her family dearly. She is survived by her daughter Deborah, her son Mike, and grandchildren Kristen, Jessica, and Ryan.
Funeral services will be private for immediate family.
Gary “Butch” Allen Bandy, 80, from Los Angeles, California, passed away on October 5th. He had a unique ability to defy stereotypes and conventions; Gary was a businessman and an artist, a developer and a farmer, an avid reader and accomplished fisherman.
Gary was born March 8th, 1941, to Gerald and Emilia Bandy at Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital in Los Angeles County, and he grew up in the San Fernando Valley. A life-long outdoorsman, Gary was so proud to be the youngest member, at that time, to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. Continue reading “Gary ‘Butch’ Allen Bandy | Obituary”
Siegfried A. Cesh, 85, of Phippsburg, died Monday, October 4, 2021, at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born in Laziska Srednie, Poland, on May 29, 1936, the son of Adolf and Paulina (Gibiez) Czyz. Continue reading “Siegfried A. Cesh | Obituary”
Bruce Corbin of Glendale, California, passed peacefully at home on October 5, 2021.
Born January 3, 1933, in Sidney, Nebraska, anyone who knows Bruce would say he lived a full life of love and friendship. Continue reading “Bruce Corbin | Obituary”
On September 19, 2021, Dr. Robert Sherman Wolff, 74, passed away peacefully, holding the hands of his wife and daughter following a “hero’s journey” through this lifetime.
Robert was born in New York City, New York on July 21, 1947.
He was the only child of May Sherman and Bernard Wolff. His mother always believed in his ability to accomplish great things, and his father inspired him to do so. He was a boy full of mischief and adventure and this child-like curiosity continued to grow as the years passed. Continue reading “Dr. Robert Sherman Wolff | Obituary”
Ray Newburn Jr. passed away unexpectedly but peacefully in his sleep on September 2nd, 2021 at the age of 88.
He was born on January 9, 1933 to Ray and Gertrude Newburn in Rock Island, IL. In March 1941, the family moved to Southern California. Soon after, he would discover the Mt. Wilson and Griffith Park Observatories which would lead him to his lifelong love of Astronomy. Continue reading “Ray Newburn Jr. | Obituary”
Deanna Kobeissi passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, September 25, 2021.
She was born at Verdugo Hills Hospital on September 15, 2004 to her parents, Mike and Sandy Kobeissi. Deanna was a lifelong La Cañada Flintridge resident and attended school at The Learning Castle, graduated 8th grade at St. Bede School, and was currently a senior at La Cañada High School. While a student at the high school, she participated in LCHS Cheer. Continue reading “Deanna Kobeissi | Obituary”
A Service of Remembrance for Ronald S. Wu, M.D., will be held on Sunday, Oct. 17, at 10 a.m., at the Vallejo Drive Seventh-day Adventist Church, 300 Vallejo Drive, Glendale.
Dr. Wu passed away in his home on Sept. 8, 2020, following a long, heroic battle against lung cancer. He is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park, Glendale.
A public memorial service was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Wu was born in 1941 on the island of Gulangyu, near the coastal city of Xiamen, China. He graduated from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine, California in 1968.
For nearly half a century until his retirement in June 2017, Dr. Wu helped deliver more than 20,000 babies at Adventist Health Glendale. A highly respected specialist in obstetrics and gynecology, he dedicated his practice to helping women with difficult pregnancies and deliveries.
Dr. Wu is survived by his wife of 52 years, Georgiana; daughters Roxanne Wu and Crystal (Bryan) Simpson; granddaughter Eryn Wu Simpson; brother Gary Seng Hock Wu; and many other relatives.
Due to current pandemic conditions, CDC COVID-19 guidelines will be followed at the service, which will also be livestreamed on graceunconditional.com/ronaldwu.
Former La Cañada resident Robert “Bob” Hakman, 87, died peacefully on September 21, 2021, at his Altadena home.
Bob was born in Chicago, Illinois, on March 29, 1934, to Jack and Julia Hakman. He developed a love of theater and musicals from a young age, performing plays with his brother and neighborhood friends. Continue reading “Robert ‘Bob’ Hakman | Obituary”
George Patrick Cummings, Jr. passed away peacefully surrounded by family on September 22, 2021, at the age of 97. He was born on January 31, 1924, in Plainfield, New Jersey. He was the second oldest child and the eldest son in a family of eight children.
Upon graduating from Dunellen High School, he joined the Navy in 1943. He trained in Virginia and Rhode Island and was then assigned to the U.S. Battleship New York as a radioman during WW II. While in the Navy, he served in Iwo Jima and Okinawa. He was honorably discharged in January of 1946. During his time in the Navy, he was awarded three medals: the U.S. Navy Good Conduct Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with two battle stars, and the WW II Victory Medal. Continue reading “George P. Cummings, Jr. | Obituary”