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Friday, November 22, 2019

Obituaries

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...

John Foltz, Member of the Monrovia Renewal Citizens’ Advisory Committee, Passed Away Thursday, Oct. 26

Mr. John Foltz, a member of the City’s Monrovia Renewal Citizens’ Advisory Committee passed away last Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Mr. Foltz had suffered a stroke and a heart attack a few weeks ago, and he had been in the ICU since that time. In...

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...

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...

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...

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...

A Heavenly Departure for Wessie Mae Dillon (1924 – 2017)

  Mother Wessie Mae Dillon went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at the age of 92 years, on Monday, April 17, at home in Chino, California during the 5 a.m. prayer. Leading up to her death, she was surrounded by...

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...

Services Are Set for Retired Fire Captain John Rooks

    John Rooks, who served on the Monrovia Fire Department for 29 years, passed way unexpectedly on Aug. 11 at home in La Habra. He was only 52 and had retired from the fire department in November of last year. He had come up through...

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...
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