Obituary: D. Allen Lund

D. Allen Lund
D. Allen Lund

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.
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Scouts Honor Local as Business Leader of the Year

For his continuing contributions to the Los Angeles metropolitan area and to local Scout troops, San Marino resident Chris Martin was honored as Business Leader of the Year at the annual Business Leaders’ Breakfast by the Boy Scouts Greater Los Angeles Area Council.
Martin, chairman and CEO of the architecture firm AC Martin, was introduced by Pasadena real estate lawyer John Cushman, which he considered a great honor to go along with the accolade. Continue reading “Scouts Honor Local as Business Leader of the Year”

‘More of Less’ Author to Speak April 19

If you find yourself spending an inordinate amount of time cleaning up a storage area or straightening up your home, you can learn about downsizing from a guy who was doing just that 10 years ago.
Partnership for Awareness is bringing in author Joshua Becker for two speaking sessions on Thursday, April 19 — first at noon in the San Marino Unified School District board room and second at 7 p.m. in the Huntington Middle School auditorium. Becker is the author of the bestselling “The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own.” Continue reading “‘More of Less’ Author to Speak April 19”

Local Woman Joins Kennedy Center President’s Council

Photo courtesy Yassine El Mansouri Teena Hostovich (center) is flanked by Kennedy Center President Deborah Rutter and Kennedy Center Chairman David Rubinstein.
Photo courtesy Yassine El Mansouri
Teena Hostovich (center) is flanked by Kennedy Center President Deborah Rutter and Kennedy Center Chairman David Rubinstein.

Local resident Teena Hostovich, a partner and executive vice president at Lockton Insurance Brokers, has been selected as a charter member of the President’s Council at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
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20th Annual Eagle Scout Brunch is April 28

Kathryn Barger L.A. County Supervisor
Kathryn Barger
L.A. County Supervisor

Guests at the 20th annual Greater Los Angeles Area Council of Boy Scouts of America Women of Eagle Scout Brunch, “Wind Under Their Wings,” will be treated to an elegant and motivating event on Saturday, April 28, at the San Gabriel Country Club. The brunch supports the Boy Scouts of America.
A reception will be held at 10:30 a.m. followed by a brunch and the program at 11:15 a.m. The cost is $60 per person and includes pre-luncheon refreshments, brunch and mementos.
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‘Piece of My Heart’ Gala April 28

Pasadena Christian School’s Steven Gray (left), along with Madelyn and Kerwin Manning, are hosting a fundraising gala to benefit A Piece of My Heart Foundation on Saturday evening, April 28.
Pasadena Christian School’s Steven Gray (left), along with Madelyn and Kerwin Manning, are hosting a fundraising gala to benefit A Piece of My Heart Foundation on Saturday evening, April 28.
Morgan Manning
Morgan Manning

The Rev. Kerwin Manning and his wife, Madelyn, have established A Piece of My Heart Foundation in honor of their daughter Morgan Manning, who died last year at age 14 of a rare heart condition, Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia.
The nonprofit organization is having its inaugural fundraising gala on Saturday evening, April 28, at Pasadena Christian School. The event, which begins at 6 p.m., will feature dinner and musical entertainment.
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