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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…

Long Time Monrovian Pat Myers Passes Away
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Long Time Monrovian Pat Myers Passes Away

By Susan Motander When I graduated from high school, the first person to congratulate me was Pat Myers, then President of the Board of Education in Monrovia. The first thing I did on the day I turned eighteen was visit Mrs. Myers.  She was a Registrar of Voters and she registered me to vote. Within a…

Local Hero Tosh Asano Remembered
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Local Hero Tosh Asano Remembered

On October 6th, Tosh Asano died.  He was a hero in several ways.  His family had deep roots in Monrovia.  His grandparents owned a grocery store on Myrtle Avenue.  He was a lifelong Monrovian and was even born at the Monrovia Hospital. Tosh was a football star at Monrovia High School as a halfback.  He even played basketball against Jackie…

Gordon Findlay Dyer: October 2, 1935 – June 19, 2017
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Gordon Findlay Dyer: October 2, 1935 – June 19, 2017

“I have just learned of the death of Gordon Dyer, a long time Monrovian whom I came to know and respect when he was active in Monrovia Garden Club. My mother and I were both presidents of that club. Every year, his presentations were a highlight of the year. Knowledgeable and articulate, his programs were among the…

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In Memoriam of Jean E. Johnson (1917-2017)

Jean Euphemia Johnson, 99, resident of Monrovia, California for 68 years, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Monday, June 12, 2017. She was born July 21, 1917 in Ancon, Panama Canal Zone to Neil and Flora McLean. Her father was employed by the U.S. on the Panama Canal. She grew up with…

A Deliberate Life – Lisa Magno Marino
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A Deliberate Life – Lisa Magno Marino

  By Susan Motander Through the week the news has been spreading that Lisa Magno had lost her battle with cancer. She died early on Friday morning, and saying she will be missed is a huge understatement. Lisa was the “go-to” person in this area when it came to issues dealing with the elderly, or as we…

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