Terese Chiames Caire passed into the arms of her loving God on April 29, 2020, after a courageous battle with COVID-19. She left us much too soon, but she left her family and friends with a lifetime of love and memories they will always cherish.
Terese was born in Fresno, CA, to Paul and Anita Chiames. Along with her brothers Chris and Paul, her extended family of grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins were the centerpieces of her childhood.
Terese was active in school, church and social activities, whether as a cheerleader or student government officer at McLane High School, Sunday school teacher, Greek dance troupe member or a national officer for the Maids of Athena, a Greek-American service organization for young women. Her church and her Greek and Serbian/Montenegrin heritage were very important in her life. She participated in the first-ever Greek Folk Dance Festival and continued to be involved with her own children as the event grew to include over 3,500 dancers from across the U.S. Continue reading “Terese Chiames Caire – Obituary”
Carolyn (Lynn) Lee Turner, 78, of Burbank, passed away on April 24, 2020, of natural causes at her home in Burbank.
Funeral services arrangements are by Forest Lawn Hollywood Hill. Memorial service arrangements are pending.
Carolyn was born in Burbank to Lee and Catherine Behymer on September 27, 1941. She attended school in Burbank and graduated from John Burroughs High School.
Carolyn married Peter H. Turner.
She was involved and volunteered with the Burbank Temporary Aid Center, Tournament of Roses, Masonic Eastern Star, Red Hat Ladies and the Burbank Police Department.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband Peter as well as her mother and father, Lee and Catherine Behymer. There are no current living relatives.
Roderick George Dorman died peacefully at his home in La Cañada on May 5, 2020, from complications caused by an 18-year battle with cancers too numerous to catalogue. Unfailingly positive, Rod called his cancers a “gift” that liberated him to live every day to its fullest, with no regrets and full of love for his friends and family. He was 69.
Rod was born on December 17, 1950, in White Plains, New York, and raised in Mendham Township, NJ. He was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile, and his kind and compassionate spirit. He was a gifted student and athlete. He received his BA Cum Laude from Princeton, where he sang a cappella with the fabled Princeton Tigertones. After earning his law degree from the University of Miami, Rod served in the General Counsel’s office at Conoco, Inc. and later as a federal prosecutor in the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice in Los Angeles. Continue reading “Rod Dorman – Obituary”
Frieda Davis passed away peacefully on April 29, 2020, in Burbank at the age of 89. Frieda was the 12th of 13 children born to Pedro and Deluvina Salazar on November 22, 1930, in Antonito, Colorado. She attended school in Antonito, graduating from Antonito High School in 1949. During her high school years she was editor of the school newspaper, participated in theater drama and even wrote and directed a play foretelling the future of her senior class. After school and on Saturdays, Frieda did bookkeeping for her father at the Rainbow Garage.
She met her future husband, Richard Davis, Sr. (d. 2005), on a blind date while he was an airman stationed at Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, Colorado. They were married on August 17, 1952. Frieda and her husband moved to Burbank and made it their home for over 50 years, raising 3 children. Continue reading “Frieda Davis – Obituary”
Bob passed away peacefully in his home in La Cañada following an extended illness on March 28, 2020. He was born in Los Angeles, moved to Glendale when very young with his parents Orabelle and Percy Harker. The family home in Laguna was a vital part of Bob and his family’s life. His beloved ocean and sand were part of his DNA and it is there that we know he has returned to snorkel and enjoy.
Bob attended Glendale schools through his freshman year at the junior college. In his sophomore college year, he transferred to the University of New Mexico where he began a lifelong association with the “true gentlemen” of SAE. Continue reading “Robert Oren Harker – Obituary”
Harold James Hunter, Jr., born Feb. 14, 1933, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away peacefully on April 24, 2020.
Harold, known to those close to him as “Hal,” was raised in San Marino-South Pasadena. Hal enjoyed school and participated modestly in football and track, graduating high school in 1951. He attended Stanford and was affiliated with Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, graduating in 1955. He was commissioned in the Naval service for two years and returned to study law at Stanford in 1957. Hal married his high school sweetheart, Sally Logan, in July 1957. Sally taught primary school while Hal attended law school. Continue reading “Harold James Hunter, Jr.”
On Thursday, April 2, 2020, Sandra Jeanne Goodspeed, devoted wife, mother of three children and grandmother of 11 grandchildren, passed away at the age of 84.
Sandra was born on July 3, 1935, in Long Beach, California, to Joseph and Ruth Landry. She married Dick Goodspeed in 1960 when they were both working for Lucky Stores of Southern California. They lived in Northern Virginia, Atlanta, Tampa and Northern California before returning to Southern California in 1994 and residing in La Cañada Flintridge. Continue reading “Sandra J. Goodspeed – Obituary”
Boyd S. Smith of Pasadena passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 15, 2020, at the age of 62.
Boyd’s zest for life was unmatched and his circle of friends spanned the globe. A proud graduate of South Pasadena High School and the University of Southern California, Boyd worked at his family business from a young age, developing a strong work ethic and commitment to serving others.
He had a successful career in both the commercial and residential real estate industries, carefully matching the needs of his clients with the perfect properties and investments. His career took him to New York, San Diego and Kauai, but he always returned to the city he loved, Pasadena. Most recently, he worked for the firm Deasy Penner Podley. Continue reading “Obituary- Boyd Skiles Smith”
Carol van Zalingen, Westridge’s Lower and Middle School dean of student support, died on Tuesday morning, April 14, from complications related to COVID–19. She passed away just after 4 a.m. at Huntington Memorial Hospital, Westridge officials said.
According to the school, van Zalingen joined Westridge in 2008 as the 8th-grade English teacher and in 2015 transitioned to the role of dean of Lower and Middle School student support.
“This latter role combined her exquisite talent as an educator and her seemingly bottomless capacity for empathy and caring,” a Westridge statement said. “In the classroom she was known to connect in a very special way with each of her students. Her colleagues described her as ‘a safe space for students and adults.’ She was known as gentle and wise, always reaching out to help others in a supportive and non-judgmental manner. She never wanted a light shined in her direction, but her ability to listen, be present, and hold time and space for students and friends was uncanny. And Carol was a master at helping girls progress along a path to being independent learners and finding and following a positive personal narrative. Continue reading “Westridge Dean Dies After Contracting COVID-19”
It is with great sadness to announce the death of Robert (Bob) Fria, of Escondido, Calif. Bob passed on April 1, 2020, from complications of COVID-19 at the age of 77.
He married the love of his life, Joyce M. Pagliuso, on Feb. 24, 1968. They shared 52 years of marriage and had a wonderful life together. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; daughter and son-in-law, Nicole and Wade Wendell; granddaughters Lauren, Calista and Mattea Wendell; and brother, Rick Fria. He was preceded in death by son Matthew Fria. Having a successful and busy life, he always made time for his family, whom adored and looked up to him greatly. Continue reading “Robert A. Fria”