Dr. Robert R. Ferber was born in New Eagle, Pennsylvania, to Rudolf F. Ferber and Elizabeth Robertson on June 11, 1935, and passed away on Jan. 31, 2020, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. At his side were his beloved wife, Eileen (former city editor of The Outlook) and his son Robert Jr. and daughter Lynne Case, both graduates of the La Cañada Unified School District. Bob is also survived by son-in-law Stan Case, daughter-in-law Linda Maepa and three grandchildren: Jeremy and Stephanie Case of Twin Falls, Idaho, and Bobby Ferber of Woodside, California. Continue reading “Obituary: Dr. Robert R. Ferber”
Josette Dietrich, a longtime resident of La Cañada Flintridge, passed away on Jan. 2. She had recently celebrated her 95th birthday, surrounded by her adoring family.
Josette was born and raised in Zurich, Switzerland. When she was 26 years old, she moved to the United States to follow the love of her life, who was working in San Francisco. Ten years later, they relocated to LCF, where they planted their roots and raised their three children.
Josette had a zest for life and personal charm that was magnetic. She was always singing, dancing, laughing and living life to the fullest. She loved family parties and eating good food with good company. She was always up for a deep, meaningful talk with you and wanted to know all about your life at that moment. She loved to share her wisdom so that you could benefit from it, too. She jokingly called it her “unsolicited advice.” We called it her “pearls of wisdom”. Continue reading “Obituary: Josette Dietrich”
Loretta Tyska Levy, a La Cañada Flintridge resident for more than 40 years, passed away peacefully on Jan. 24. Born in Stamford, Connecticut, Loretta moved to California in 1968 with her husband, Roy, and daughter, Laurie.
Loretta was an active member of the LCF community and beyond. She served in the local and national PTA, Assistance League of Flintridge, National Assistance League, St. Bede Bereavement Ministry and several other charitable organizations.
Loretta loved to travel, cook, do needlepoint and play bridge, but her greatest joy was being a grandparent to her twin grandsons.
Loretta was predeceased by her husband, Roy, and is survived by her daughter, Laurie Smith; son-in-law, Jeff Smith; and grandsons, Marshall and Owen.
Steve Keh, 64, passed away from natural causes on Thursday, Dec. 26, at his home in Burbank. He was born on Sept. 5, 1955, in Santa Monica to Edward and Martha Keh. He graduated from University High School in 1973 and received his B.S. in chemistry from UCLA in 1977. Steve went on to a successful career in commercial real estate before joining his parents in the family business, Healthcare Management Services, a pioneering developer of retirement and post-acute care centers. Headquartered in Glendale, Healthcare Management Services continues to provide necessary support to a truly underserved market. For the last 30 years, Steve was pivotal in helping the family business grow to nine facilities throughout California. Both in business and in his personal life, Steve was always loyal, hard-working, generous and dedicated to giving his best at everything he did. Continue reading “Obituary: Steve Keh”
Larry passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family, on New Year’s Day 2020.
Larry was born April 2, 1932, in Bakersfield to loving parents Bruce and Louise Stone. He graduated from Flintridge Prep in 1950 and then attended USC, graduating in 1954. There he met his wife and the love of his life, Nancy Humason. Larry was very proud to have been a yell-leader for the USC Trojans and was a lifelong fan of his alma mater. He was a member through his college years — and an active adviser for decades — of the Beta Theta Phi fraternity at USC. Continue reading “Obituary: John Lawrence (Larry) Stone”
Margaret (Peggy) Reeves Jones passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Monday, Dec. 16. Peggy was a wonderful and devoted daughter, wife, mother and grandmother who was deeply loved by her family and will be greatly missed. Peggy was born on June 24, 1931, in Glendale, where she spent most of her life. She attended R. D. White Elementary School, Woodrow Wilson Junior High School and graduated from Glendale High School in 1949. Peggy next attended the University of Arizona, where she was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority and earned a Bachelor of Arts in education. Continue reading “Obituary: Margaret Reeves Jones”
Adelaide Finkbine Hixon of Pasadena died at her home on Nov. 6. She was born on May 31, 1918, and lived for 101 years. She is survived by two sons, Andrew Hixon of Santa Barbara, and Anthony Hixon of Cohasset, Massachusetts, as well as seven grandchildren. There are now 12 great-grandchildren whose ages run from 1 year to 30. Adelaide was predeceased by her husband, Alexander P. Hixon, and her first-born son, Lex Hixon.
Adelaide was a uniquely powerful, complex and loving person who has deeply influenced hundreds of people during her long life. She could light a room with her intuitive and lightning-like intellect, yet she also possessed a vivid sense of humor, which ran the gamut from the bathroom variety up into the subtle realms of high wit. Her funny bone often prompted her to tears of pure joy. Continue reading “Obituary: Adelaide Finkbine Hixon”
Marilynn Wheeler, born Feb. 13, 1934, and a longtime resident of La Cañada Flintridge, passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 13. A graduate of UCLA, she taught swimming, gymnastics and volleyball at the YMCA in the 1960s. Continue reading “Obituary: Marilynn Janet Wheeler”
Patricia (Patty) Faith Olivares, a woman dedicated to her family as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister with a deep and abiding faith, joined the angels in heaven on June 17. Born on June 2, 1939, in Illinois, Patty later lived in Pasadena and did extensive charity work at the Hillside School and Learning Center in La Cañada Flintridge and served as president of St. Anne’s Loretta Young Auxiliary Guild, a charity for single young pregnant women. She loved to travel the world as a flight attendant on TWA and worked for United Airlines for many years. She was a resident of Manhattan Beach for some time and then her loving spouse, Jose Olivares, was assigned to the U.S. Continue reading “Obituary: Patricia (Patty) Faith Olivares”
Wiley Douglas Bunn, an 81-year resident of La Cañada Flintridge, passed away peacefully at age 90 at Villa Gardens Retirement Community on Thursday, Aug. 8. He leaves behind his wife of 68 years, Marilyn Granger; their children Barbara, Douglas (Deette), David (Kellie) and Carolyn (Steven Nahigian); 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; his brother Robert (Ardis); his sister-in-law Elinor; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Wiley was born in Glendale on July 22, 1929, to Thomas and Ellen Bunn. He attended La Cañada Elementary School, Eliot Junior High and Pasadena City College. He met Marilyn on the first day of school at Eliot, thus beginning their lifetime relationship. He attended USC with the exception of one year pursuing his interest in Marilyn at Wheaton College in Illinois. Continue reading “Obituary: Wiley Douglas Bunn”