Marjorie Rumburg | Obituary

Marjorie Rumburg

Marjorie Rumburg was born to George and Alvida Menter in Des Moines, Iowa, at the onset of the Great Depression. Their family farm was destroyed by drought in the 1930s, and like so many families at that time they became part of the great westward migration documented in The Grapes of Wrath.  Her family packed up what few possessions they owned and left Iowa in search of a new beginning.

Marge’s father, George, was already weakened by the Spanish flu of 1918, and had difficulty finding work, first in Albuquerque, New Mexico and later in Hollywood, California where the family settled in a rental home that they affectionately called “the dump.”  Marge’s mother, Alvida, found work as a typist for a local company, and somehow the family managed to make ends meet.

Marge met Ken Rumburg in high school when they were just 17.  Ken went to Glendale High, and Marge went to Hoover High.  They were together until Ken was called up by the US Marine Corps to serve in the Korean War.  Ken was one of the lucky few who survived the battle of the Chosin Reservoir in the frozen mountains of North Korea in 1950.  Within days of returning from Korea, he and Marge were married, and would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in May of this year.

Marge and Ken went on to raise four awesome kids, including Karen, Jeff, Dana, and Karl.  Those kids went on to raise seven kids of their own, including Michelle, Justin, Tamara, Roneil, Alyssa, Kristen, and Karli.  And those seven grandchildren now have four kids of their own, including Rhys, Blake, Clive, and Sienna, the four great-grandchildren of Marge and Ken.

Marge’s family was her pride and joy.  She took pleasure in nurturing her kids, spending time with her grandchildren, and encouraging all to achieve their potential and to always do what was good and right.  As a little girl fleeing Iowa in the teeth of the great depression her expectations were modest, her future uncertain.  And although the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease eventually claimed Marge’s life, she was with us long enough to see her children and grandchildren graduate from great universities, start businesses, earn a PhD, and build their own happy and loving families.

Marge’s other passion was her faith and belief in God.  She was a devout Christian who attended church every Sunday and taught a weekly Bible study.  Even as her memory began to fail her, Marge would read her Bible daily, and never lost faith that an eternity with God in heaven would be her reward for a life well lived.

It has been said that what you do in this life echoes in eternity.  For those who knew Marge, and especially for those who are descended from Marge, you experienced her love and kindness firsthand.  It is no exaggeration to say that she lived an exemplary life.  Let us honor her legacy by leaving our own positive imprint on the sands of time.

Donations may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

Stephanie Shumny | Obituary

Stephanie Shumny

Stephanie Shumny passed away peacefully in her home in Glendale on April 7, 2021. She was 92.
Chased from her home as a young girl in Striy, Ukraine, Stephanie immigrated as a displaced person to America in 1947, learned English, and became a proud American citizen. Through hard work and a disciplined business focus, she built a solid platform for her family to fulfill her American dream. Sons Daniel, Roman and George; grandkids Natasha, Nicholas and Daniel, and their families could not be prouder of her legacy.
Service to be held at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills on April 27, 2021, at 12 noon.

Michael Charles Hanna | Obituary

Mike Hanna

Michael (Mike) Charles Hanna died in his sleep on March 2, 2021, at age 55.
Mike was born in Detroit, Michigan, and his engineering talents took him to work in California, Oregon, Sweden, and the Netherlands. He invented technologies used by major corporations around the world, and was deeply passionate about his work.
A childhood visit to Marineland sparked a lifelong interest in scuba diving for Mike, and he loved to travel the world to discover new diving spots. His scientific knowledge and expertise were balanced with deep interest in literature, economics, politics, philosophy, and climate action; his passion for any subject or cause he took up was intense. Mike’s family and friends will greatly miss his powerful intellect, wry sense of humor, and holiday visits, as well as the stream of stunning photos from his travels.
In his later years, Mike developed a strong interest in spirituality, and had long and lively conversations with friends and family about Christianity, Judaism, and Buddhism. His favorite book was Robert Penn Warren’s 1946 novel “All The King’s Men,” and he loved music ranging from the punk poetry of Henry Rollins to the classics of jazz. He also had a passion for art and architecture, particularly of the mid-20th century.
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William James Haines | Obituary

(November 6, 1941- April 4, 2021)

No one wants to write an obituary. Trust me on that! This obituary, or something like it, was started years ago after Dad and I watched an episode of “Everybody Loves Raymond,” where Raymond writes his dad’s obituary while he is still alive. Dad thought that was a great idea, I thought it was weird. I started putting a few thoughts together and asked him what he would want his obituary to say. Being the modest guy he was, he said he really didn’t know but to let him think about it. Although he never told us what he wanted we knew our dad wouldn’t want anything sad, he wouldn’t want anything traditional. He would want something that let everyone know he was ok. That WE were ok. With very heavy hearts, our family has lost a loving husband (wife Susan) an amazing father, daughter Wendi (husband Bill Hammond), son Darren (wife Nancy), son Brad and a wonderful “Papa” (grandchildren Weston and Carli Hammond, Zachary and Tucker Haines).
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Jorge Adrian Garcia-Gonzalez | Obituary

Jorge Adrian Garcia-Gonzalez

Jorge Adrian Garcia-Gonzalez, 36, of Burbank, California, died unexpectedly on March 28, 2021.
Jorge was born July 1, 1984, in Michoacán, Mexico. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca, and son Jaxon (2 years old), his mother Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez, sisters Candy, Jackie and brother Josh.
Jorge enjoyed playing soccer, tennis, and basketball with friends. His favorite thing to do was spending time with family, watching action movies, going on walks, listening to 2000’s Hip Hop, and enjoying his life.
Jorge was working as a school age counselor at the Burbank YMCA helping children with their distance learning. Before working at the Y, he worked many years at Coral Café as a bus boy and their first male server.
He was a people pleaser and always had a smile on his face. He will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure to know him.

Louise C. Kent | Obituary

Louise C. Kent

Louise C. Kent (neé Emily Louise Shippey) was born December 13, 1924 in Los Angeles, and died of natural causes in Glendale on March 19, 2021. She was 96.
Louise grew up in the house her father built in South Los Angeles until her family lost their home and business during the Great Depression. They moved in with extended family and she continued to live in Los Angeles until joining her new husband on his various U.S. Navy appointments during WWII. They had two children, Laurence Clarke (Larry) and Susan. The family moved to Lakewood where they lived until her husband’s untimely death in 1954.
Being a single working mother in the 1950s was difficult, so in 1960 the family moved to Vista to be near Louise’s parents. That is where she met the love of her life, Charles Kent, and they married two years later. Charles also had two children, Marcia and Chris, and the family enjoyed taking vacations together.

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Diane Sharon Landisi | Obituary

Diane Sharon Landisi

Diane Sharon Landisi, 78, passed away at her home in Glendale, California, on February 26, 2021. Diane was born December 6, 1942 to Luigi Louis and Emily Melitta Sabatini in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. At 13, her family moved to Burbank, California. After graduating high school, she worked as a secretary in the international division at Crocker National Bank.
On October 25, 1976, Diane married Anthony Gerard Landisi. They were married nearly 46 years. Diane was a secretary for over two decades at Glendale Community College. She was proud of her work and always went above and beyond. She was efficient, organized and reliable.
Diane loved languages, culture, movies and books. She valued education. No doubt this is what inspired both of her children, Tracey Renee and Brian Anthony, to learn and teach Spanish, enjoy traveling and pursue advanced degrees.
Diane was a powerful force and loved her family fiercely. She loved conversation, and treasured her close friends. Diane is survived by her husband, son and daughter, son-in-law, Kenneth Raymond Jones, and five grandchildren: Elena Diane, Anthony Kenneth, Leo Gerard, Dominic Brian and Monica Renee Jones.
Diane was laid to rest on March 26, 2021 at Forest Lawn, Glendale.

Johanna Hahnlein | Obituary

Johanna Hahnlein

Johanna Hahnlein, November 22, 1922 to February 10, 2021, age 98, of Glendale, California, passed away suddenly but peacefully. Her life was filled with adventure and her passion for conversation.
Johanna was born in the farmhouse her grandfather built in the small town of Waizenbach, Germany. She graduated high school in 1936 from a neighboring town and would help out on the family farm after school. She continued her education by taking classes in bookkeeping, cooking, and sewing. Johanna also sang in the local Lutheran Church.
During World War II, she became efficient in collecting, organizing, and sending donations to soldiers. Her work ethic caught the eye of the mayor. He asked her to become his assistant. This included being the town’s bookkeeper and distribution of rationing stamps. Over the course of the next fifteen years, she served under three mayors. In 1945, her town was bombed briefly and several fires were started. Fortunately, her home survived.
When she arrived in Glendale, California, in 1957, she married her sweetheart and has lived here ever since. She was a step mother to Eugene, Richard, and Caryl. She was an avid golfer. She and her husband joined the Chevy Chase Country Club. She hit three holes in one during her golfing days. Her husband, Henry Hahnlein, owned a local manufacturing company and Johanna would frequently help with bookkeeping, parts assembling, and other odd jobs.
Johanna loved to sing and was a member of the Damenchor Frosinn out of Alpine Village in Torrance. She was also a long standing member of the Glendale Women’s Athletic Club. She enjoyed playing Bingo while at Windsor Manor, an assisted living facility, and was quite good at knitting and crocheting. She had an energetic attitude and a genuinely loving demeanor.
She is survived by her brother, Hermann, her stepson, Eugene, and several grandchildren and nieces. Johanna’s family would like to thank friends and extended family for their support and kindness during her stay at Windsor Manor. Her family will celebrate her life privately. May she rest in peace.

Mary Ashe Papac | Obituary


Mary Ashe Papac

Mary Ashe Papac, a loving wife and a devoted mother, was born April 12, 1960, to her parents Richard Gavin and Alice Dorgan in Chicago, Illinois. Mary passed away peacefully on January 13, 2021, after her courageous battle with lung cancer.
She is one of four siblings, including her brothers Richard Gavin, Daniel Gavin, and her sister Cheryl Gavin. Mary leaves behind numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. In addition to her siblings, Mary is survived by her loving husband Michael Andrew Papac and her twin daughters Claire Marie and Catherine Paris Papac.
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Charles Doud | Obituary

Charles O’Reilly Doud

Charles O’Reilly Doud, patriarch, husband, father, grandfather, cowboy, and friend to many, passed away in the early morning of March 18, 2021, surrounded by his wife Anne and extensive family at their residence in La Cañada, CA.
Known more affectionately by family and friends as Charlie, Chuck, Gertrude, No-Neck, Oso or nicknames not fit to print here, he was a gentle bear of a man, larger than life with a smile that welcomed all whom he met and an all-enveloping handshake that tested one’s threshold for pain and endurance.
Charlie was born in Oxnard, CA, on January 21, 1932, to parents J. Robert and Laura Doud, and grew up with siblings Jim, Geraldine, and Sally and many Doud and McGrath cousins in the Oxnard area. A gifted athlete, Charlie attended Villanova Prep in Ojai where he became an outstanding lineman and exemplary teammate.
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