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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Obituaries

Sister Joan Malherek, Maryknoll Missioner for 65 Years Dies

Sister Joan Malherek, an educator and pastoral worker died in her sleep on March 13, 2016 in Monrovia, CA. She was 90 years old and a Maryknoll Sister for 65 years. Joan L. Malherek was born in Mankato, Minnesota, August 20, 1925 to Mary Grace...

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...

In Memoriam: Beverly Margett

Beverly Margett passed away peacefully last Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 in hospice care at Royal Oaks Manor in Bradbury. Her husband of 65 years, former State Senator Bob Margett, was at her side. She had struggled valiantly against the fibrosis which literally took her...

Sister Cecile Therese Burton, Maryknoll Missioner for 70 Years, Dies

Sister Cecile Therese Burton, an educator and social worker in Hawaii, died after a long illness on Feb. 17, 2016 at Maryknoll Sisters Home Care, NY. She was 91 years old. Frances Eloise was born in Washington, D.C., September 23, 1924 to Cecile R. Burton...

James R. Rucker

James R. Rucker was born on Nov. 7, 1986, the fourth of four children born to Katie Jefferson. His father, James Rucker Sr. and sister, Lisa Jefferson, preceded him in death. James was born and raised in the church. As a youth, he attended Sunday...

Council Adjourns Meeting in Honor of Karin Meyer – Advocate for Wilderness Preserve

By Susan Motander The Monrovia City Council adjourned its regular meeting on Tuesday in honor of Karin Meyer, a local real estate broker as an active advocate for the Hillside Wilderness Preserve. She passed away peacefully on January 17, surrounded by family. She was 72. She...

Notes of a Pallbearer at Bob Bartlett’s Funeral

Dressed in a dark blue suit, white shirt, and black tie with an American flag on my lapel, I arrived in Monrovia at 9:30 a.m. It was a bright sunny day; the temperature dropped a few degrees from that searing heat that had plagued...

A Tribute to Vernon L. Faulkner

By Marjorie Strong-Faulkner A long-time Pasadena and Monrovia resident, Vernon L. Faulkner became ill in his home in April.  As we remember him, let’s not forget the brilliant and inquisitive mind that was always searching for more knowledge.  He had a remarkable appreciation of what...

Bob Bartlett’s Funeral Slated for Friday

All Are Invited to Celebrate Bob Bartlett’s Life Oct. 23 Services for former Mayor Bob Bartlett will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at United Methodist Church, located at 140 E. Palm Ave., across from the Post Office in Monrovia. Parking for the services will...

Mr. Monrovia, Former Mayor Bob Bartlett, Dies

The Man Had A Vision for His City and That Vision Saved Monrovia By Susan Motander Former Monrovia Mayor Bob Bartlett died on Sunday night. He was the driving force behind the renaissance of the city of Monrovia, his hometown. His passing leaves a great void. By 1974, the...
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