Susan Marie (Kent) Whitesel | Obituary

Susan Marie (Kent) Whitesel

Susan Marie Whitesel was born on August 15, 1929, and passed away on September 17, 2021. She lived a long, full life during her 92 years.
Susan was born in Columbia, Missouri, to Thomas and Alice Kent. She grew up in Tennessee, Louisiana, and Minnesota. In the spring of 1940, she was crowned a princess at the Memphis Cotton Carnival. She was a registered nurse and graduated from Abbott Hospital in Minneapolis in 1950.
Susan was a loving wife to her husband of 60 years, Kenton. Continue reading “Susan Marie (Kent) Whitesel | Obituary”

Vincent Dundee Jr. | Obituary

Vincent Dundee Jr.

Vince Dundee Jr., visionary restaurateur, businessman and first Mayor of La Crescenta and La Cañada Flintridge, passed away earlier this month at the age of 90.
Dundee is best known for owning and operating several themed restaurants and liquor stores in the Crescenta Valley foothills and Glendale during the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, including the Scotch Mist Restaurant, Kona Kai Inn, Guv’nors English Pub, Sherlock’s Disco and Christophers Restaurant. He also ran his famous Vincent Dundee Continental Catering Co., that catered hundreds of events and weddings throughout Southern California. Continue reading “Vincent Dundee Jr. | Obituary”

Savey Tufenkian | OBITUARY

Savey Tufenkian

Savey “Shoushig” Tufenkian, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away on August 25 at home in Glendale. She was born in Garadagh, Iran, to Vagharshak and Verjin Shirvanian, survivors of the Armenian Genocide. Her family consisted of 5 children — Anelka, Hagop, Angel, Savey and Kosti.
She received her high school education in Beit Mery, Lebanon, and received a scholarship to attend American International College in Mass, where she graduated in 1954. Savey and her younger brother Kosti moved to California in 1955. Together they founded Western Disposal Company — later known as Western Waste Industries. Continue reading “Savey Tufenkian | OBITUARY”

Dr. Gerard Joseph Schilling | OBITUARY

Dr. Gerard Joseph Schilling

Dr. Gerard Joseph Schilling, 88, passed away at the Villa Scalabrini Special Care Unit in Sun Valley on August 26, 2021.

He was born in Erie, Pennsylvania, on February 13, 1933. He attended Gannon College in Pennsylvania and the Kansas City Missouri College of Osteopathy and Surgery, graduating in 1958.

Dr. Schilling moved to southern California and completed his medical training in January 1965. For nearly 40 years, Dr. Schilling practiced medicine in the Boyle Heights section of East Los Angeles, performing thousands of eye exams and surgeries for his patients who were low-income residents of East Los Angeles. He remained in Boyle Heights because he believed passionately in helping the less fortunate and the poor through service and financial generosity. Continue reading “Dr. Gerard Joseph Schilling | OBITUARY”

Bob Valenzuela | OBITUARY

Bob Valenzuela

Bob was born on April 20, 1939, in San Diego, California and passed away June 24, 2021. He moved with his parents Ruth and Val to La Cañada in 1950. He attended La Cañada Junior High, John Muir High School (class of 1957) and Pasadena City College.

Bob worked at Robert Hall Chevrolet and was a Sales Manager at Kwik Way Automotive Machine Products. He was best known for his fast (150mph) and beautiful race boats and his magnificent collection of classic cars. Continue reading “Bob Valenzuela | OBITUARY”

David Thurston Harshman | OBITUARY

David Thurston Harshman

Delighted by family and friends, committed to justice and faith, and steadfastly curious, David Thurston Harshman died on Sunday, August 15, 2021 in Pomona, California. David was born on September 20, 1928 in Glendale, California. He married his college love, Betty Lucille Smith and they had three children – Susan Cooper, Thomas Harshman, and Mark Harshman. Following Betty’s death, he married Margaret Miller Crosbie (Peggy) who had three children as well – Carrie Hawkins, Daniel Crosbie and Jennie North. Peggy predeceased David. David is survived by his six children and their spouses, 15 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. Continue reading “David Thurston Harshman | OBITUARY”

Daniel Charles Schaller | OBITUARY

Daniel Charles Schaller

Daniel Charles Schaller, 68, of Lake Havasu City, AZ, passed away on July 18, 2021. He was surrounded by his closest family and loved ones. Daniel was born on September 22, 1952, to Veral and Phyllis in Chicago, IL.
After graduating from St. Francis High School in La Cañada, CA, he studied Psychology at the University of California, LA. He went on to pursue a profitable career at Transo Envelope, Co. He met Debra Merle and they wed in 1985, going on to have two children, Erika and Dane. They successfully owned and operated Orv’s Forest Nursery.

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