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LATIMES.COM/OBITUARIES AA7 latimes.com/ business latimes.com/ arts Toplaceanobituaryadpleasegoonlineto: latimes.com/placeobituary Toplace anobituaryad pleasego onlineto: latimes.com/placeobituary orcall Ms.Smith 1-800-528-4637 Ext.7724 2 GARN, Foster Nims August 16, 1930 April 6, 2010 Foster Nims Garn passed away on April 6th, 2010. He was born in Chicago Illinois in 1930 and grew up in Evanston Illinois until he went to the University of Colorado where he majored in accounting and graduated in 1953. Foster then married Erline Stahl soon after graduation. Foster then went on to work for IBM, Pacific Mutual and then for the next 30 years he worked for Uarco Business Forms. Foster and Erline have lived the last 50 years in Corona del Mar.
Foster is survived by his wife Erline and their three boys, Jim, Doug and Chris and their spouses, Kirsten, Julie, and Toni, and their 8 grand kids, Taryn and Skyler, Alex and Ryan, Lindsey, Gretchen, Gunner and Lea. In lieu of flowers please make donations in honor of Foster Garn to the HEADstrong Foundation who will in turn distribute the donations to the local Leukemia and Lymphoma organizations, or to the charity of your choice. Private services will be held in the week to follow. MountSinaiMemorialParks andMortuaries-Hollywood www.guerragutierrez.com www.guerragutierrez.com BUSTAMANTE, Frank July 19, 1932 April 2, 2010 The Los Angeles Pool League mourns the loss of the most revered member in our 36 year history. Frank has represented the epitome of Sportsmanship, friendship and dignity.
Our community and League have suffered an irreparable loss. Our deepest condolences to his family. Phillip Stephens, President and Chairman of the Board of Governors ALLEN, Thomas W. September 11, 1937 April 5, 2010 Thomas W. Allen, longtime resident of Newport Beach, passed away on Monday, April 5, 2010, after a sudden and brief illness.
He was born in Pasadena on September 11, 1937 and grew up in Santa Ana. Tom, an Army veteran, attended Santa Clara University Law School, and had a long career serving as City Attorney for several cities in the Orange County area, including Stanton, Los Alamitos, and Lake Forest. Tom retired from active practice several years ago, but was still enjoying occasional work as a Hearing Officer for local municipalities. lifetime passion was the sea. From the time he was a young boy who hitchhiked from Santa Ana to fish off the piers in Newport Beach or catch a ride on a half-day boat, life was spent around the ocean.
He became a deckhand and earned his way up to serve as Captain of several Newport-based fishing boats, taking passengers to the best fishing spots off Catalina and San Clemente. Tom even signed on to a Portuguese commercial tuna boat and spent months off of South America, poling giant tuna over his head from the rolling swim step. In later years, Tom continued his sea adventures, taking dives from his own boat and voyaging to Alaska and Mexico and everywhere in between. He was a member of the Avalon Tuna Club, the Balboa Angling Club and the Catalina Conservancy. Tom was a robust, big-hearted man who never met a stranger and was never short of a smile.
passing has left a big hole in his family and in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. He is survived by his wife, Pamela Whitesides Allen, his son, Matt Allen, his brother and sister- in-law, Bob and Eleanor Allen, his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Paula and Pat Nielsen and Terry and Jim Hawley, and by his nieces and nephews, Kathy and Jon Shamrell, Tim and Julie Nielsen, Kristin and Steve Braucht, Kellie and Robert Smith, Kathleen Hawley, Tom Allen, Matt Nielsen, and Luke Hawley. A memorial service will take place at Pacific View Mortuary, 3500 Pacific View Drive, Corona del Mar, at 12 noon on Sunday, April 11, 2010. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Red Cross or the Catalina Conservanc www.guerragutierrez.com hundredsofspecialneedschil- awaypeacefullyinherPebble Justthreedaysshyofher63rd atedfromtheawfulclutches ofmultiplesclerosis.Ather sidewasherpartner andherfriendandformer Withherinspiritwasherother hercousinDavidO'Conner, andhundredsoffriendswho adoredherforherkindness, Stephaniewasprecededin Crane. StephaniewasbornonApril CaliforniatoAllanandBarbara Crane.ShelivedinLosAngeles mostofherchildhoodyears, graduatingfromGrantHigh Anexcellentstudent, StephanieattendedtheUniver- sityofCaliforniaatSanta theUniversityofCalifornia Berkeley.Sheattended graduateschoolatCalforone ercallingfortheeducationof studentswithlearningdisabil- itiesalteredhercoursetothe greatbenefitofmanyhun- dredsinacareerthatspanned thirtyyears.
Stephanie'sloveforwilder- nessbeganasachildwhen shewasintroducedtohiking andcampingontripswithher family.Thosefamilytripswere alaborofloveforherfather, whomsheadored.Herrever- enceforwildernessremained withStephanieallherlife-- herrequestthatherashesbe strewnacrossaparticularly beautifulspothighabove TuolumneMeadowsintheSi- erraNevadaservingasafinal andtouchingtestimonyofher spirit. Stephanie'smarkonthespe- cialneedsyouthofMonterey lasting.YearsafterMSforced herearlyretirementfromthe withStephanieonthe boardwalkalongMontereyBay wereofteninterruptedbyfor- merstudentsortheirparents rushingupandgleefully regalingherwithstoriesof theirlatestsuccessatsome joboratsomeuniversity.Her familyandfriendswatchedin aweasthisspectaclerepeated itselfoverandoveragainin fewindividualscantrulyclaim tohavepermanentlyimproved thelivesofhundredsofpeo- ple.Stephanieisoneofthose veryfew.Heramazingtalent forgivingchallengedstudents thehopethattheymightover- cometheirdisabilitiesandsuc- morethanteachchildrento read.Shegavethemhope,a farmorepreciousgift. Stephaniewasadazzling starthatarcedacrossour livesfortooshortatime.We missherandweloveher, forever. GUNDERSON, Margaret H. April 22, 1920 March 27, 2010 Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, Peggy Gunderson was born in Los Angeles, California and attended Marlborough High School as her mother did.
Graduating from U.C. Berkeley in History she chose not to follow her father Eugene Hawkins in the field of law which had made him successful in the oil leasing business in his native Texas. After a brief time at Hughes Aircraft, she met and married Harley after his completion of service in the U.S Navy in WWII as a doctor. An accomplished Tennis and bridge player, she settled in Pacific Palisades in 1958. Her annual Christmas parties were always a hit.
They had one son Harley3. She leaves husband, son, three grand children, and three great-grandchildren including Harley4. She was loved and will be very much missed from their lives. Private services will be held for the immediate family. Donations on her behalf can be made to the American Cancer Societ GRENIER, Eleanor Rose March 26, 1925 April 5, 2010 Born in Pawtucket, RI.
Died in Long Beach, CA. She leaves behind her younger brother Paul Grenier and is predeceased by her older brother Ernest Grenier, Jr. sister Ph llis Gavitt. GOLDBERG, Dr. Sol April 25, 1911 April 5, 2010 Devoted family man and Plastic Surgeon to the stars passed away Monday, April 5, just weeks before his 99th Birthday.
Author of 2 books and over 75 medical articles, he was a pioneer of cosmetic surgery, officing first on Hollywood Blvd and later on Sunset in B.H. A surprisingly good athlete for his size, he won innumerable golf tournaments, carrying a low 2 handicap; came in 2nd to 25,000 participants in a bowling tournament; played basketball, handball and rode horses. He loved music and played the saxophone, clarinet and harmonica. He was married for 62 years to the love of his life, Ruth, who predeceased him. They enjoyed travel, dancing and dinner parties.
Although intelligent, he had a simple philosophy of life. He could not understand why people fought in wars or in families. His 3 children, Sanford Gage, Dr. Dennis Goldberg and Terry Goldberg, his 7 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, stepchildren, their spouses and his many friends always will remember this with loving memories. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, April 11 at 1 P.M.
at the Hillside Mortuary. (800)-576-1994. 1 935 Theyear thatwas impressedbyTechnicolor untilathree-colorsystem at im es co a hiv es TAKEUCHI, Peggy Mukai February 11, 1928 April 2, 2010 Age 82, died in her home in Huntington Beach. Peggy is survived by her children: Teri, Lori, Melody, Tyson, and Alisa; her six grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and many wonderful friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, in 2006.
Services will be held on Friday, April 9 at 9AM at Rose Hills Mortuary Cherry Blossom Lawn. MountSinaiMemorialParks andMortuaries-Hollywood Errolpassedawaypeacefully theageof51. Heissurvivedbyhismother (Kay)hisgrandmotherSarah cousins. Errolhadtwosuccessfulca- tutelageofMariaAlfanoat Maria'sItalianKitchenandhead chefattwofinerestaurantsin Connecticut.Healsospent manygoodyearsworkinginthe buildingindustry. Errolneverlosttouchwith hismanyfriendsacrossthe countryandwillbeforever missedforhisgoodhumorand loveforeveryonewhoselives hetouched.
Therewillbeamemorial at1p.m.atMountSinai CemeteryinHollywoodHillson ForestLawnDrive. Inlieuofflowersthefamily asksthatyouconsideradona- tiontoaDiabetesAssociation orthecharityofyourchoice. Age101.Belovedmotherof RogerSimon(DianeMerrick) Norm(Jayne)Simonandthe lateBarbaraSimon.Loving grandmotherofeight.Cher- ishedsisterofZoeSorkin, andMiriam(George)Trustman. a.m., MountSinaiMemorial ParksandMortuaries-Hol- SHEESLEY, Ted E. January 6, 1953 March 31, 2010 Ted Sheesley, 57, of Winnetka, CA, died on March 31, 2010.
Mr. Sheesley was a Mason and leader in the Order of DeMolay and a public service volunteer. He is survived by his brother Ernie Sheesley and sister- in-law Tricia Ebert, of Burbank, CA, and a sister, Cheryl Malone, his brother-in-law Leonard and his nephews, Frank and Vinnie, of Medford, OR. A Masonic service will be held at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park on Saturday, April 10 at 2:00 PM. Donations to the California Masonic Foundation are requested in lieu of flowers.
great-grandmother. agrandfather. at MountSinaiMemorial ParksandMortuaries-Hol- wasanAnimatorandAnimation Jonesandothermajorstudios. Hewasamemberofthe AcademyofMotionPictureArts andSciencesandtheAnimation GuildLocal839. BurialwillbeattheVirginia forthefamilybyvisitingthe www.
grahamfuneralhome.com www.guerragutierrez.com NOVEGROD, Melvyn November 24, 1941 April 6, 2010 Melvyn Novegrod was born on November 24th, 1941 in Brooklyn, NY. He died on April 6th, 2010. He attended Harpur College at SUNY-Binghampton. Mel received his medical education at SUNY- Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. He completed his internship and surgical residency at Kings County Hospital.
He served his country with the rank of Lt. Commander in the United States Navy. Subsequent to his naval service, he completed his Urology residency at Yale-New Haven Medical Center from 1971-1975. In 1975, Mel started his practice in Orange County. His gentle demeanor, kindness, and compassion towards patients made him beloved by all, and well respected by his peers.
Mel found his greatest pleasure in work and family. He was a caring and devoted father to Josh and Shana, and husband to Marci for more than 42 years. They loved traveling, enjoyed theatre and museums, and their rose gardens. Mel was a sweet and happy man who will be terribly missed by friends and family that cherished him dearly. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 11, 2010, at 11:00 a.m.
at University Synagogue in Irvine. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The American Heart Association or Mazon, an organization committed to eliminating hunger among people of all faiths. Longtimeresidentofthe of89afteralongbattlewith cancer.PhylliswasborninLos ararethirdgenerationCalifor- nian.HerparentswereRalph L.PirieandEglantineB.Pirie. Herfatherwasadescendent ofoneoftheoriginalsettlers wasalwaysproudofherScot- tishheritage.Asachildgrow- lisalwaysknewthevalueof adollar.Thosetoughtimes forgedherconservativeself- sufficientphilosophywith compassionforothersthat guidedthewayshelivedher life. Phyllishadalongfairy-tale romancewithherhusband, LeightonB.Tuck,who ingmetinYosemiteNational Parkwhenshewassixteen yearsold.Theycorresponded foryearscoasttocoast throughaseriesofwonderful lettersbeforemarryinginSa- Leighton'sserviceinChina toPasadenain1952.They remaineddevotedtoeachoth- Phyllisgraduatedfromthe UniversityofSouthernCalifor- Administration.AtU.S.C.she wasamemberofKappaDelta Sororityandremainedactive intheiralumniassociation.
Amongthephilanthropic groupsPhylliswasinvolved andThanksgivingBallChairof theSanMarinoGuildofthe HuntingtonMemorialHospital, thePhiGammaDeltaMother's Club.Phylliswasadevoted HuntingtonMemorialHospital, bakerofwonderfulbirthday cakesandchocolatechip cookies. Sheissurvivedbyhersons, StephenB.TuckandJeffrey P.Tuck,alongwiththeir leavesfourgranddaughters whogavehergreatpleasure Phylliswillbedeeplymissed byall. Inlieuofflowersplease makedonationsinthename ofPhyllisP.TucktotheU.S.C. NorrisCancerHospitalandthe SanMarinoGuildoftheHun- tingtonMemorialHospital. Intermentwillbeprivate.
TAYLOR, E. Norris McClellan June 2, 1939 April 4, 2010 On Easter Sunday, April 4, 2010, E. Norris McClellan Taylor Ed.D. was called to her heavenly home. On June 2, 1939, she was born to Robert Lee and Louise Carr McClellan of Haynesville, Louisiana.
The youngest of six children, she spent her childhood years in Minden, Louisiana. She graduated from Webster High School in 1957 and graduated from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, with a BS in music. She began her career in Missouri, before moving to Pasadena, California. She later moved to Carson, CA where she resided for 45 years. She earned a MS in Library Science Administration at USC.
She later completed Doctoral studies at USC. She taught in both the Compton and Los Angeles Unified School Districts for several years, before becoming a District Administrator for more than 30 years. She retired in 2001. She established several schools: The Hollywood of Compton Preschool, Dominguez Hills Day School and Afterschool Club, and The Oakcrest Academy. She owned these schools for more than 30 years.
In 1966, she married Henderson Taylor of Brownsville, TN, and to that union one son was born, Jonathan Paul McClellan Taylor, MD. She was very active in multiple philanthropic and social endeavors. These included the Blue Ribbon Guild, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Phi Delta Kappa, the Lions, the City of Carson Chamber of Commerce, and numerous other business, educational and professional organizations. She was baptized at Mount Zion A.M.E. Church in Minden, Louisiana as a young child.
After relocating to California, she attended First A.M.E. Church in Los Angeles, and later Judson Baptist Church in Carson, CA. After relocating to Louisiana to be with her children and grandchildren, she faithfully attended Tasker A.M.E. Zion Church in Ponchatoula, LA. She leaves to cherish her memory her only son, Dr.
Jonathan Paul McClellan Taylor, daughter-in-law, Dr. Yolunda Johnson Taylor, three grandchildren, Caroline Florinne, Camille Ellaina, and Cecile Sophia, one sister, Dr. Ardra Grubbs, two brothers, Robert Lee McClellan, Jr. (Mary) and James Charles McClellan, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Betty McClellan and Barbara Carr Schoen.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 10, 2010 at Scott United Methodist Church in Pasadena, California. She will be laid to rest at Mountain View Cemeter in Altadena, California. Toplace anobituaryad pleasego onlineto: latimes.com/placeobituary orcall Ms.Smith 1-800-528-4637 Ext.7724 2 LosAngeles 1-800-286-6789 INGLEWOODPARKCEMETERY In Loving Memory Joanne Flynn Ahearn April 9, 2009 Slee well, dear heart. Hildegard Platzer Lucas April 9, 2002 the heart of me you will find a tiny handful of dust. Take it and blow it out upon the wind.
Let the wind have it and it will find its way Now your home is in our hearts. Bernadette and Leo InMemoriam LovinghusbandofMolly. CherishedfatherofJeffandBill Kristi. Miltonwasakindandgentl humor.Hespentmanyyear volunteeringatB'naiB'rithand attheSabanClinic.Hewillb greatlymissed. Serviceswillbeheldat 2 p.m.,onFriday,April9,2010, MountSinaiMemorialPark andMortuaries-Hollywood BelovedhusbandofJoan Wolstein.Lovingfather, Servicetimeispending.
MountSinaiMemorialPark andMortuaries-Hollywood WHITE, Kathryn Perdew April 17, 1951 March 22, 2010 The disciplines of psychology, complementary and integrative medicines have lost a formidable presence in the passing of Dr. Kathryn Perdew White. Dr. White passed away on February 22, 2010 after a brief hospital stay. The world is diminished by the premature loss of this brilliant, gentle and fascinating woman.
After receiving a BA from Vassar, Dr. White earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She came to Los Angeles in the eighties for a post-doctoral fellowship at UCLA and made Los Angeles her home. An exemplary scholar, Dr.
love of learning did not stop with an education in psychology. She received a Doctorate of Homeopathic Medicine from the Hahnemann College of Homeopathy, interning in India. She earned a Masters of Traditional Oriental Medicine at College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, interning in Shanghai. She studied Ayruvedic medicine and gemology extensively and practiced all of these disciplines in her private practices located at Beverly Hills and at her home in Mount Washington. Dr.
White served as President of the American University of Complementary Medicine in Beverly Hills, Assistant Professor of Medical Psychology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Professor of Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology of Alliant International University. She was a highly sought after lecturer, teacher, mentor and published extensively in the fields of complementary medicine and medical psychology. Dr. White is mourned by her mother, Kathryn Perdew White Minnick; her sister, June White Ingram; her aunt and uncle, Margaret and William Perdew; five nieces; her sister-in-law, Harriet White; and three cousins. She is also survived by her adoring Simba.
This unique woman, who possessed an unusual combination of scholarly rigor and a deep connection to spirituality, left her mark on everyone she touched, and simply left the world a much better place. A Memorial Service for Dr. Kathryn P. White will be held on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Self-Realization Fellowship www.yogananda-srf.org 4860 West Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, California 90027 (323) 661-8006. To honor Dr.
White donations may be sent to The American University of Com lementar Medicine. Shirley Mills Hanson Actress in Grapes of Shirley Mills Hanson, 83, aformer child actress who played young Ruthie Joad in Grapes of director John classic 1940 film based on the John Steinbeck novel, died March 31 of complications of pneumonia at a convalescent hospital in Arcadia, said stepdaughter Deniece Zwick. Born April 8, 1926, in Tacoma, Hanson moved with her family to Southern California in 1937 to break into the movies. A crying scene with Gloria Jean in the 1939 musical prompted Ford to test her for the role of Ruthie Joad. Among other films in which she appeared as Shirley Mills are and Annie both starring Shirley Temple.
Hanson also was a teenage member of jitterbug dance troupe the and Jills in the and worked as a fashion and advertising model. After later working as a nightclub performer and stage personality, Hanson became a female pioneer in selling data-processing services in the 1960s and became the first femalepresi- dent of the Data Processing Management Assn. in Los Angeles. She then became vice president of marketing and public relations for Management Applied Programming, a major data processing center, for which she started a division for nonprofit organizations. Hanson also launched her own wedding planning company, A Party for All Seasons.
She married Mel Hanson in 1977; he died in a car accident 18 years later. Chris Limahelu USC kicker set records in Chris the kicker on 1974 football team that won a share of the national championship, died of prostate cancer Wednesdayin Los Angeles, the university announced. Only 5 feet 5 and 135 pounds during his playing days, Limahelu kicked for USC in 1973 and 1974 when John McKay was coach. In the 1973 season, he set two Trojan records he kicked 14 field goals, six more than any previous Trojan kicker in a season, and his 47-yard field goal against Ohio State in the Rose Bowl was the longest ever. Both records have since been broken.
He also is remembered for a 34-yard field goal with 3 seconds left against Stanford that gave USC a 27-26 victory. In 1974, Limahelu kicked apersonal-best 50-yard field goal against UCLA, earned all-Pac-8 Conference honors and USC went 10-1-1. The Trojans were voted No. 1 in the UPI poll; Oklahoma at 11-0 finished first in the Associated Press voting. Limahelu was born Oct.
16, 1950, in Indonesia, the second of nine children. When he was an infant, he moved with his family to the Netherlands, where he learned to play soccer and developed his kicking technique. The family moved to the United States when he was 10, and he was on the football, tennis and wrestling teams at South Hills High School in West Covina. After USC, he became an accountant and for the last 15 years had volunteered with the Tournament of Roses. Jim Pagliaroni Former major league catcher Jim a former major league catcher who was behind home plate for Jim perfect game with the Oakland in 1968, died Satur- dayat his home in Grass Valley, Calif.
He had cancer and heart problems. Pagliaroni played for the Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, Oakland and the expansion Seattle Pilots in 11 seasons. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Pagliaroni finished with a .252 batting average and had only 41 errors overall and a .991 fielding average. In 1962, he came close to catching a perfect game with the Red Sox when pitcher Bill Monbouquette gave up no hits and allowed only a walk against the Chicago White Sox. Born Dec.
8, 1937, in Dearborn, Pagliaroni grew up in Long Beach, where he attended Wilson High School. In 1955, he was drafted by the Red Sox, who gave him a bonus contract of $50,000. But he was called to serve in the Army from 1956 to 1958, then played his first full season in the majors in 1960. He finished his baseball career with the Pilots in 1969, aseason that teammate Jim Bouton immortalized in his brazen, nonfiction account, Pagliaroni later became an executive with a food distribution company in the Western United States. He also raised funds for the ALS Foundation to help honor Hunter, who died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou disease, in 1999.
Lorraine Chargin Co-promoter of boxing shows Lorraine Chargin, 79, who co-promoted hundreds of fights with her husband, former Olympic Auditorium boxing matchmaker Don Chargin, died of cancer Tuesdayat Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton, Calif. The Chargins, longtime residents of the San Fernando Valley who later moved to Cambria, promoted boxing shows in San Francisco, Sacramento, Reno and elsewhere. They were fixtures at major fights, including the most lucrative card in history Oscar De La Hoya versus Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2007 which they co-promoted. were veteran boxing publicist Bill Caplan said.
did the matchmaking; Lorraine did the detail Lorraine Chargin was strong-willed and feisty. She famously stood up to brash promoter Don King when he barged into Arco Arena in Sacramento without a credential in 1995 to watch future heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis. you start acting like a gentleman, throw you out of she told King. The Chargins presided over the careers of champion boxers Bobby Chacon, Tony Lopez, Willie Jorrin and Loreto Garza, along with respected heavyweights Henry Clark and Eddie Machen. Recently, the Chargins advised Roberto Garcia, who landed a date against Antonio Margarito in his comeback fight May 8 in Mexico.
Lorraine Chargin was born Dec. 4, 1930, in New Haven, Conn. staff and wire reports email@example.com PASSINGS 20th Century Fox ACTRESS Hanson, seen with Darryl Hickman, left, and Henry Fonda, played Ruthie Joad in Grapes of.
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