Obituary: Bruce Phillip Graham

Sept. 21, 1952-Jan. 20, 2017

It is with tremendous grief, tempered by compassion and understanding, that we share news of the passing of our father, brother, uncle and friend, Bruce Phillip Graham. On Jan. 20, 2017, after a two-year battle to recover from traumatic injuries sustained in a ladder fall at his home, enduring severe, unrelenting and ultimately unbearable pain, Bruce made the agonizing and tragic decision to end his ordeal. For a more detailed explanation of Bruce’s accident and its consequences, this column tells his story: https://goo.gl/g0BcUK.
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Obituary: Sally (Hathaway) Lewis Horner

Sally Lewis Horner
Sally Lewis Horner

Jan. 7, 1936 — Jan. 24, 2017

Sally Lewis Horner passed away quietly after a 10-year struggle with dementia, surrounded by her family, on Jan. 24, just two weeks after her 81st birthday. Sally was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. on Jan. 7, 1936, the daughter of Janet Fraser Lewis and Mahlon E. Lewis. She was raised in Ben Avon Heights, a small community south of Pittsburgh. Sally graduated from Winchester-Thurston School after which she matriculated at Connecticut College for Women in New London, Conn. The summer following her freshman year she met the love of her life, Michael H. Horner, who had just finished his freshman year at Cornell University. Sally graduated in 1958 with a bachelor’s degree in Western European History. Continue reading “Obituary: Sally (Hathaway) Lewis Horner”

Obituary: Mary K. DeLurgio

Mary K. DeLurgio

Mary K. DeLurgio, a longtime La Cañada Flintridge resident, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 10, after a protracted battle with cancer. Mary K. was born in Mexico City on May 2, 1937.  She was an accomplished author of two books and was a Marriage and Family Therapist in La Cañada Flintridge for more than 45 years. She impacted the lives of many in our community and will be missed for a long time to come.
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Obituary: Donald W. Brown

Donald Walter Brown, 87, of La Cañada Flintridge, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, Dec. 6, at his home. Don was born in Bergen County, New Jersey in 1929 to Walter and Elizabeth (Egan) Brown. He was the oldest of three children. He graduated from Pennington School in 1947, where he was a dedicated and successful athlete, and went on to graduate with a civil engineering degree from Colorado State A&M in 1956, following his service in the U.S. Army.  Continue reading “Obituary: Donald W. Brown”

Obituary: Charlotte Ann Stokely

Charlotte Ann Stokely
Charlotte Ann Stokely

Born in Buffalo, N.Y., she resided in La Cañada Flintridge, Montrose and Pasadena, working with Dilbeck Realtors in both La Cañada Flintridge and La Crescenta offices, as well as Coldwell Banker’s La Cañada Flintridge office, during her approximate 40 years in real estate. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack, and leaves behind a son, Scott, who lives in Fort Collins, Colo., and a granddaughter, Gabi. Memorial services will be held at Forest Lawn Glendale in the Little Church of the Flowers at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20. Internment is to follow.

Obituary: Vineda Ann Smith Mitchell

Vineda Mitchell
Vineda Mitchell

Vineda Ann Smith Mitchell, 75, passed away on Nov. 17 at her home in Monrovia following a long battle with cancer. She was born on May 20, 1941, in Denver to Vincent and Edith Smith. Hence her name is a combination of their names Vincent and Edith.
Vineda grew up in Englewood, Colo., and graduated from Englewood High School in 1959. After high school, she attended John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark., where she received an associate’s degree.
Vineda married Robert Mitchell in 1962 in Englewood, and they were married for 28 years. Early in her life, she worked as a secretary while her husband finished school. She then became pregnant and motherhood began. Continue reading “Obituary: Vineda Ann Smith Mitchell”

Obituary: Kristine (Laun) Clark

Kristine (Laun) Clark
Kristine (Laun) Clark

Kristine grew up on Lido Isle in Newport Beach. It was here, in the family home, where she passed away while asleep in her husband’s arms. Always cheerful and positive, the effects over many years of multiple sclerosis finally became too much to overcome.
Kristine graduated from Newport Harbor High School and UC Santa Barbara (Alpha-Chi-Omega). After graduation, she accepted a management position with Travelers Insurance Co. in Burbank. It was here she met her future husband, Scott. Continue reading “Obituary: Kristine (Laun) Clark”