February 17, 2011
Steve “Sal” LeVasseur of Mill Valley, California passed away on May 27, 2010 from a sudden heart attack. Born Stephen Andrew LeVasseur in Los Angeles, on February 16, 1950 to George and Lois LeVasseur, Sal, as he liked to be called, was active as student politician at both Glendale High School and Glendale Junior College. As a teen, Steve played rhythm guitar for the band “Sounds by Five” with friends David Ida, Steve Santoro, Bob Inglesias and John Nagy. He graduated in 1975 from UC Berkeley with two Bachelors Degrees and remained a lifelong student of design, music, philosophy, tai chi, and real estate investing.
December 4, 2012
Born on May 12, 1923 in Kensal, North Dakota, the sixth of seven children in a Polish immigrant family, Lillian Stawarz Kline, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and noted local artist, died in Pasadena, California on November 25, 2012. Lillian was raised in Chicago and was a graduate of Steinmetz High School, Class of 1941. During World War II, Lillian attended Northwestern University and took classes at the Chicago Art Institute, where she began her career as an artist.
August 16, 2012
Mildred “Millie” Lambert Passed away August 3, 2012 in Glendale, California. Born in Bellwood, Illinois in 1916, Millie Lambert was the youngest of seven children born to loving Welsh parents. The family came to California when she was a young child and she lived her life in California marrying James Lambert (who predeceased her in 1990) and raising two children. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Wagner of La Crescenta and son Robert of Arizona, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
June 7, 2012
Alice Archibald Gantt, age 91. Born in Peoria, Illinois on June 24, 1920 she was a resident of California for 82 years. She moved to Glendale in 1929 and then to Camarillo in 1972. She was a homemaker and also worked at Lockheed Aircraft Company for five years during WWII. She is survived by her sons, Richard "Rex" of Cambridge, Massachusetts and Robert "Max" of Oxnard, California.
July 24, 2012
Thomas John Polis of Glendale, California passed away on July 19, 2012. At the time of his death, Tom was a resident of the manor Care Facility in Van Nuys, California. He was born in Utica, New York, in 1914 and moved to California with his parents in the early 1940s. He resided in the San Fernando Valley for many years and worked at the Hydro-Aire facility in Burbank, California. He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Polis, and his second wife Annie Crawford Polis. Tom is survived by a sister, Mary, three sons through marriage to his second wife (Ronald, Terry, and Alan Crawford)
August 29, 2012
(1944 - 2012) Diane Brantley, 67, passed away Friday, August 24th at home with her family by her side. Diane was born on October 27, 1944, in Burbank, California to Dale and Dorothy Dunbar. She resided in Burbank, attending Lincoln Elementary, Jordan Junior High, and John Burroughs High School from which she graduated in 1962. She married James Brantley in 1964 and they lived in Burbank until 2005, at which time they relocated to Santa Clarita, California to be closer to their daughters and grandchildren.
January 21, 2011
Margaret Hardeman---- August 13 th , 1925 to January 15 th , 2011 Margaret Hardeman was born on August 13 th , 1925 in Los Angeles, California to Anthony and Angelina Fido. Margaret attended Burbank High School and then worked for Owl Drugstore and Bakery Lane in Burbank. Margaret married Benjamin Hardeman on September 26 th , 1943 in Burbank, California. Margaret and Ben had two children, James and Judy, who they raised in Burbank. Margaret enjoyed spending time with her family which included four grandchildren and four great-grandchilden.
August 17, 2012
I'd like to thank all the people and volunteers over the years that help save and run the Alex Theatre. What upsets me is that the state of California can take it away and sell it. We the people of Glendale and taxpayers to the state of California have paid for the Alex. People are the government and I think we forget that power. I made my opinion simple, instead of complex, like our government in California has become. We need to get back to simple government or lose what we have.
November 12, 2010
John Holt Jr., 48, passed away Tuesday, November 9, 2010, at Ball Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. He was born January 18, 1962, in San Diego, California, the son of John Holt Sr. and Lavada (Morgan) Wooten. John grew up in Muncie and moved to California in 1979. He graduated from John Burrough’s High School in 1981. John was an excellent athlete. He was an All-State Baseball player and an avid bowler. After high school, John went to Los Angeles Trade Tech and was granted licensure by the state of California to be an electrician.
August 3, 2011
Ida Mahala McAneny was born to WIlliam and Ida Wakefield on August 22, 1918, the fifth of seven children, in St. Peter, Minnesota. She was active in her church and loved choir and hymn music. After attending Gustavus Adolphus College, where she was a member of the college choir, Ida moved to California at the age of 19. She went to work for Lockheed Corporation where she met the love of her life, John McAneny. Ida and John were married in 1945. Soon after, they made their home in La Crescenta, California where they adopted and raised two daughters, Kathleen Ann and Kristen Estelle.