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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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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