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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…

Monrovia Resident Cameron Turner Remembered
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Monrovia Resident Cameron Turner Remembered

By Susan Motander Journalist and commentator Cameron Turner died on March 12 and services were held for him last Friday at the First A.M.E. Church in Pasadena. A native of Pasadena who attended school there before going on to earn a degree in Journalism from Stanford University, he is remembered in that city for his…

In Memoriam: Patricia “Patty” Fairman
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In Memoriam: Patricia “Patty” Fairman

Patricia “Patty” Fairman, beloved mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend to so many, passed away at age 66 on Dec. 28, 2015. With a true passion for living life to its fullest, a willingness to befriend others, and always looking to find a good bargain, Patty never really worked a day in her life. She…

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