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Elwood Henry Williams

Dec. 13, 1930 – Dec. 22, 2019 The world lost an old school gentleman, and goodness personified with the passing of Elwood Henry Williams, 89. Elwood was the eldest son of Freda (Foss) and Joseph Williams, both of Pasadena,...

William Brown

William Brown. – Courtesy photo June 27, 1929 – Nov. 21, 2019 A loving brother, compassionate uncle, and loyal friend, William, known as “Uncle Bill” to his family, passed away at age 90 at...

Maria Consuelo ‘Connie’ Harven

Connie Harven. - Courtesy photo Maria Consuelo (Connie) Harven passed away Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 at St. Francis Extended Care in Hayward, Calif. She was 91. Connie was born March 16, 1928 in Alhambra,...

Monrovia Sounds a Little Less Cheerful Without Jennifer Ranger’s Music

By Susan Motander A little of the music that is Monrovia faded away on Monday morning with the passing of Jennifer Ranger of Dollmakers’ Kattywompus. Born on April 20, 1955 in Pasadena, she was just 64 years old. According to her sister, Cindy Ranger, she was the...

Mitchell ‘Mitch’ Sobo

1928 - 2019 Mitchell Sobo, age 91, passed away on Aug. 15, 2019. He was preceded in death by parents, Harry and Jennie Sobo; his siblings and their spouses, Rose (Bernard) Horovitz, Ida (Roy) Johnson, Florence (David) Schneider, David (Marsha and Sue) Sobo, Sarah (Morris)...

Beloved Cal Phil Violinist Pavel Farkas Dies at 77

The music world lost one of its greatest artists on Friday, April 5, 2019, when violinist Pavel Farkas passed away at the age of 77. Born in 1942 in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia (now the Slovak Republic) Farkas joined the Bratislava Radio Symphony Orchestra at the age of...

Robert J. La Brie

March 10, 1929 - Feb. 18, 2019 Robert J. La Brie, a month shy of 90 years old, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Surrounded by his family, he passed peacefully in the home he built and shared with his...

Monrovia’s ‘Bungalow Bob’ Was Magnificent

By Susan Motander Dr. Robert W. Winter, Occidental College’s Arthur G. Coons professor emeritus of the history of ideas, died on Feb. 9. He was 94. When I last spoke with Bob he was as full of life and energy as ever. I first met the man who...

Michael F. Carter

April 21, 1946 – Jan. 22, 2019 Michael F. Carter, 72, born April 21, 1946 in Burbank, Calif., passed away Jan. 22, 2019. He resided in Monrovia, Calif. for 44 years until his time of passing. At age 17, Michael followed his father, D C Carter,...

Monrovia Loses Another Gem: Charlotte Schamadan

By Susan Motander Monrovia is known as the Gem City of the Foothills, but in many respects the gems are her many dedicated and involved residents. Sadly, on the Friday before Christmas the community lost Charlotte Schamadan when she lost her almost decade long battle with...
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