Dr. J. Holt Rose, a pioneer of modern radiation therapy in the San Gabriel Valley who cared for and cured thousands of cancer patients, died March 5, 2018. He served as chief of radiation medicine at Huntington Hospital for three decades. His incisive intellect, talent for asking the right questions, diagnostic and problem-solving skills, and wry sense of humor were praised by colleagues. Rather than retire, Dr. Rose (Emeritus) continued applying his expertise, consulting and performing Locum Tenens. Continue reading “Obiturary – Dr. Joseph Holt Rose”
Ellen Marie Vickers-Schwarz was born in Pasadena, California, on Jan. 8, 1964, and she died on May 30, 2018, in Clovis, California, with her family by her side. Ellen grew up in La Cañada Flintridge and was a graduate of La Cañada High School and Chico State University in 1986 with a degree in geography.
Ellen married William Schwarz on June 24, 1989, in La Cañada Flintridge. They welcomed their first daughter Breanna in 1994 and their second daughter Allison was born in 1999. Ellen and her family moved to Coalinga in 2002 where Ellen was a beloved teacher at Faith Christian Academy for 13 years.
Jeanne Mary Ellen (Newlin) Wallace was born in Asheville, North Carolina, on June 2, 1930, and died at the Huntington Hospital in Pasadena on May 4, 2018. A memorial service to remember and celebrate Jeanne’s life will be held on Saturday, June 9, at 11 a.m. at the La Cañada Presbyterian Church.
Jeanne moved with her family in 1933 from Asheville to Anderson County, Tennessee, where her father supervised the building of the waterworks for the town of Norris, which housed the headquarters of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Jeanne grew up with her beloved younger brother and sister, Jerry and Judy, in that little town, which had a population of about 1,500. Following her graduation from Norris High School, she enrolled in the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, later transferring to East Tennessee State College. Continue reading “Obituary: Jeanne Mary Ellen (Newlin) Wallace”
Former La Cañada Flintridge resident Judith Ellen Fogle has passed away at the age of 84 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Judith, originally from Cohoes, New York, was a stage, film, television and radio actress in the ’50s and ’60s and a main player in the 1952/1953 New York stage production of “Time Out For Ginger,” starring Melvyn Douglas. After marrying, she moved to Los Angeles and continued her acting career for a time, before retiring to raise her daughter, Mary.
She found her true passion in a second career as a longtime teacher of students at Belmont High School in Los Angeles. Many of her students were immigrating to the United States from Central and South America. Judith guided many of those students in their college applications and acceptance. Judith is survived by her only daughter, Mary Fogle Mazur, and her son-in-law, John C. Mazur, both former residents of La Cañada Flintridge and now of Phoenix, her adult grandchildren from Los Angeles and San Francisco, respectively, Matthew Mazur (Amanda) and Maggie Mazur, and her many Mazur grand nieces and nephews from Southern California and Boston, all of whom she dearly cherished and adored. Continue reading “Obituary: Judith Ellen Fogle”
Arthur Frederick Niemann Jr., 80, passed away on May 4 in Glendale. Arthur, known as Fred, was born in Washington, Indiana on April 29, 1938, to father Arthur F. Niemann and mother Anna (Ann) P. Smith Niemann. Fred was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Rosalie of La Cañada Flintridge and son Douglas and wife Tawny of Eastvale and son Daniel and wife Sarah of Glendale. Fred is also survived by his sisters and spouses, Julie and Don Babrick of La Quinta, Nancy and William (Bill) Current of Eagle, Colorado, and his sister-in-law, Celia McGee of Henderson, Nevada. Fred enjoyed his seven grandchildren: Abigail, Joshua, Savannah, Logan, Evan, Madison and Charlotte. He also leaves his nieces and nephews and families. Continue reading “Obituary: Arthur Frederick (Fred) Niemann Jr.”
D. Allen Lund, a community pillar and noted philanthropist, has died following a brief battle with cancer. He was 77.
Allen died Saturday morning at his home in Pasadena with his large family at his bedside and a small choir of Carmelite Sisters singing around him.
In the hours before his death, he was asked by a grandchild how he was. His response, “Wonderful.” Allen’s tremendous life and peaceful death were exactly that, wonderful by any measure. His was a life rich in family, faith and successes.
He leaves behind his adored wife of 57 years, Kathleen “Kathie” Lund. The couple had six children: David Lund, Kenneth Lund, Edward Lund, Natalie (Lund) Peterson, Anna (Lund) Clapp, and Christina (Lund) Doerfler and their spouses. Continue reading “Obituary: D. Allen Lund”
Margaret passed to the Lord surrounded by the love of her family and her husband of 65 years, Doug Gilmour, at their home in La Cañada Flintridge. Margaret was born to Andrew and Catherine Morrow in Brawley, California, where she grew up on their farm. She graduated from Brawley Union High School in 1949 moving on to attend USC, where Margaret was the Sweetheart of Sigma Chi in 1951, earned a bachelor’s degree in education and met Doug Gilmour, whom she would marry on July 16, 1953. Continue reading “Obituary: Margaret Morrow Gilmour”
After La Cañada High School graduate Adam Carmeli was killed in a motorcycle accident in December a week after attending his 10-year high school class reunion, his family designated the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation for donations in lieu of flowers as a way to channel the outpouring of grief into something that was meaningful to him.
Generous supporters donated more than $7,000, for which the organization and his mother, Cindy Gates, are grateful. Continue reading “Donors Contribute $7,000 to Remember LCHS Grad”
Don T. Hibner Jr., a resident of La Cañada Flintridge since 1965, peacefully passed away at home on Feb. 11. Don was born in Boone, Iowa, on April 5, 1934, and three months later was brought to California by his parents Don Telfer Hibner and Thirza Hull Hibner. Don was a graduate of Palo Alto High School, Stanford University (’55 majoring in philosophy) and Stanford Law School (’62). He had an enduring allegiance to “the Farm” and especially to Stanford Law School. Continue reading “Obituary: Don T. Hibner Jr.”
Christopher Michael Erskine IV, a resident of La Cañada Flintridge for 23 years, died in a traffic accident early Sunday while returning home from work on the 215 Freeway near San Bernardino. He was 32.
An avid outdoorsman, photographer and a lover of L.A. sports teams, Christopher attended Palm Crest Elementary, La Cañada High School and Glendale Community College.
He worked as an assistant for production companies in various capacities, including as a production assistant for the NFL Network. At the time of his death, he was a delivery man for nursing homes and elder-care facilities around Southern California. Continue reading “Obituary: Christopher Michael Erskine IV”