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Constance Motander Died on Mother’s Day
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Constance Motander Died on Mother’s Day

By Susan Motander Connie (not that I ever called her that, to me she was Mother) was born August 28, 1926 in Arlington, Massachusetts (now a part of Boston). Her parents, Marion (always known as Naya) Whall and Teodoro Eduardo Hartung had married when he, as a young Argentine Naval Officer, had been studying at…

Rowena May Crandell Carlson 1917 – 2018
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Rowena May Crandell Carlson 1917 – 2018

Rowena M. Carlson, 100 years 8 months, passed away February 25, 2018, at her home in La Habra, California, surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of Otto Fred Carlson. They shared a beautiful marriage together. Rowena, known as ‘Cissy,’ was born in Monrovia, California, on June 11, 1917. She and her four…

Passing of Maria “Ria” Michael
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Passing of Maria “Ria” Michael

Maria “Ria” Michael 1936-2018. Made her journey home to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on February 2, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Alan Michael, whom she met at Monrovia High School and married following graduation in 1954. Their love story continued for 63 years. Ria is also survived by her 4 children…

Robert “Bob” Hale Rich Jr. Passed away on February 13
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Robert “Bob” Hale Rich Jr. Passed away on February 13

Robert “Bob” Hale Rich Jr., born October 7, 1941, passed away February 13, 2018. Born in Portland, Maine and a longtime resident of Southern California. Retired after 40 years of service as a General Manager for General Electric. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Robert and Ethel Rich, his sister Sandra Webb and his Grandson…

Fred Bowden Passed Away Last Week
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Fred Bowden Passed Away Last Week

Long time Monrovian Fred Bowden died last Saturday. Despite battling cancer, Fred was on vacation in Mexico when he died. Service has no yet been set for the developer who was a major influence in the redevelopment of Monrovia. As Mayor Tom Adams said in his tribute to Bowden as he closed the City Council…

Former Mayor of Monrovia Mary Patricia ‘Pat’ Ostrye Passes
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Former Mayor of Monrovia Mary Patricia ‘Pat’ Ostrye Passes

Pat Ostrye, former Monrovia Mayor and a longtime resident passed away on January 13th. A full tribute to her will appear in this publication on Thursday Mary Patricia “Pat” Ostrye died peacefully on January 13, 2017. Pat was born January 12, 1924 in Minneapolis the oldest of five children born to William and Cecelia O’Brien. After…

Pasadena Fire Department Mourns Passing of Retired Firefighter Andre Jones 1959 – 2017
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Pasadena Fire Department Mourns Passing of Retired Firefighter Andre Jones 1959 – 2017

Services being held Dec. 2, at Lake Avenue Church The Pasadena Fire Department is saddened to announce the passing of retired Firefighter Andre Jones, affectionately known as “Dre.” Firefighter Jones began his career as a Pasadena Fire Department Auxiliary Firefighter in August 1986. After learning the basics of firefighting, he tested for Firefighter in 1987…

Arcadia Resident Dorothy Heffner Voogd Passses Away
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Arcadia Resident Dorothy Heffner Voogd Passses Away

Dorothy Heffner Voogd was born in St. Louis, Missouri.  Her birth certificate shows her father’s occupation as “shortstop.”  Her father, Don Heffner, was then playing for the St. Louis Browns.  Don met Dorothy’s mother, a St. Petersburg (Florida) beauty, while a New York Yankee rookie.  Don spent a lifetime in baseball, playing, coaching and managing in cities such as…

Former Upper San Gabriel Valley MWD Director Frank Forbes Passes Away
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Former Upper San Gabriel Valley MWD Director Frank Forbes Passes Away

Frank F. Forbes, former Board member for the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) has passed away.  Director Forbes served on the Upper District Board for 16 years, from 1992 through Dec. 2008, representing the residents of Division 2 which include the cities of South Pasadena, San Gabriel, Rosemead, Arcadia and unincorporated…

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