Mary Joan Mulvihill Cunning | Obituary

Mary Joan Mulvihill Cunning

Mary Joan Mulvihill Cunning passed away peacefully in her home on Balboa Island on April 7, 2021. She was the third child of Ethel and Joseph Mulvihill. “Joan” was raised in Glendale, with older brothers William and Patrick, younger brothers John and Michael, and younger sister, Margaret (Peggy) Mulvihill Gudelman.
Joan attended Holy Family Elementary and Holy Family Girls High School, class of 1948, where she made many Lifelong Friendships! Then went on to become an active and enthusiastic student at Glendale Community College.
Next, she worked in business for over a decade at So. Calif. Gas Co. During this time, Joan met and married “Jack”; John Francis Cunning in 1953. Jack was a very popular History teacher at both Clark Middle School and Crescenta Valley High School. During summer breaks, he began working in Real Estate, selling properties, many of which were on Balboa Island. While working the market there, they purchased a rental property and thus started a side business.

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Julia Mingolla Costanzo | Obituary

Julia Mingolla Costanzo

Julia Mingolla Costanzo, 78, of Glendale, California, passed away March 29. 2021. Julia was born April 2, 1942, in Sava, Italy, to John Battista Mingolla and Teresa “Tina” (Franco) Mingolla.
Julia is survived by her sisters, Stella Mingolla and Valerie (Mingolla) Mancini, brother, Ennio Mingolla, and his wife, Susan Stearns.
She also leaves her 6 sons and their families, including her 12 grandchildren: Vito Costanzo, his wife Gabriela Costanzo, and their sons Michael Costanzo and Daniel Costanzo; Anthony Costanzo, his wife Theresa Costanzo, and their daughters Christina Costanzo and Pia Costanzo; Francis Costanzo, his wife Lilliam Paetzold, and their daughters Samantha Costanzo Carleton and Sophia Costanzo; John Costanzo, his wife Susi Campos, and their son Carlo Campos Costanzo and daughter Giovanna Campos Costanzo; Giulio Costanzo and his daughter, Valletta Costanzo; and Joseph Costanzo, his wife Andrea Campos, and their daughters Cynthia Campos Costanzo and Isabel Campos Costanzo, and son Marcus Campos Costanzo.

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Mary Elma Neubeiser | Obituary

Mary Elma Neubeiser

Mary Elma Neubeiser, 94, passed peacefully at her home of over 70 years in Burbank, CA on 4/13/21. She was born on June 20, 1926 in Upland, CA to Frank and Ruth Smythe. She was married to Kenneth L. Neubeiser for almost 62 years.
As a youth she enjoyed horseback riding. She loved the beach and the mountains and enjoyed watching birds and squirrels play in her yard. She also had several dachshunds. She enjoyed going to antique stores and estate sales and for 40 years owned and operated her own store, Mary’s Potpourri, located in the Magnolia Park area of Burbank.
She is survived by her children, Michael (Jackie) of Santa Fe, NM; Janet Curtis, of Reno, NV; Timothy, of Burbank, CA; & Judy Cole (Jim) of Canton, TX; sister Francis Rowlands of Ontario, CA; grandchildren Jennifer, Christi, Cindy, David and Christopher; 4 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.

David Robert Richmond | Obituary

David Robert Richmond

David Robert Richmond, 21, passed away on April 27, 2021.
David was an energetic young man who had big ideas about changing the world. He was intelligent, funny and compassionate. He had many interesting hobbies from the time he was a small boy. In more recent years, he loved mountaineering, summiting Mt. Whitney, The Grand Teton, and Longs Peak, among others. He was interested in becoming an investor and entrepreneur and was an early proponent of cryptocurrency.
David was a graduate of Hoggs Hollow Preschool & Kindergarten, Palm Crest Elementary, La Cañada Junior High School, and the Fusion Academy. He was an Eagle Scout. David was a student at Brigham Young University.
David will truly be missed. He is remembered as a meticulously dressed, well-spoken young man with a large vocabulary and an equally large number of quips at the ready.
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Merle Vincent Stone | Obituary

November 17, 1935-April 14, 2021

Merle Vincent Stone

Merle Vincent Stone (Coach Stone), 85, died peacefully at his home in Burbank, CA on April 14, 2021. He passed away after a short battle with cancer. Merle was a true original. He was a larger-than-life character that touched countless lives.
He is survived by his two sons, Peter and Adam; his daughter-in-law, Laura; 3 grandchildren, Tyler, Addison, and Ava; the mother of his sons, Debra Collins; several close nieces and nephews, about a dozen godchildren, and thousands of former students he taught or coached.
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Bonnie Hansen Sorensen-Ballenger | Obituary

Bonnie Hansen Sorensen-Ballenger

Bonnie Sorensen-Ballenger, 89, passed away at her home in Burbank, California, on March 13, 2021. Bonnie was born July 31, 1931, to Raymond and Junita Hansen in Milad City, Idaho. The family moved to Glendale, California, when Bonnie was very young.
After managing Pikes Verdugo Oaks, Bonnie found her dream job at Disney Studios in Burbank. She loved her job and spent many hours with the Disney VoluntEARS program.
Bonnie loved to gather with friends and listen to live music. She also enjoyed her daily newspaper and playing solitaire on the iPad.
She is survived by sons Darrel and Dave. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Larry Hansen, husband Robert Ballenger, and son Duane Sorensen
Bonnie will be laid to rest May 4, 2021 at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills @ 2pm.

Jean Clovis Verville | Obituary

Jean Clovis Verville

Jean Clovis Verville: His life was well lived and he was well loved! The Lord called him home in a peaceful manner at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 in his 90th year.
This kind, loving, caring and wonderful man has left a permanent mark etched on our hearts and immensely missed by his wife and best friend of 68 years Jacqueline (Gaudette), his daughter Lynn Miller, son-in-law Stewart Miller, daughter Lisa Coad, and son-in-law Hal Coad.
Family was everything to Jean. He was proud and honored to be the patriarch, father, grandfather and great-grandfather to our close-knit family.

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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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