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)
November 1, 2012
ST. GEORGE, UT: Robert Emery Lusby, 90, October 26, 2012 in Washington City, Utah. He was born October 09, 1922 in Glendale, California to Charles Raymond Lusby and Gertrude Carrie Wilson. He married Patricia Ann Heydenreich. They later divorced. He married Patricia Fry in Glendale, California on June 11, 1968. Bob was raised in Glendale, California on Pacific Avenue. He mowed lawns and enjoyed homegrown persimmons and avocados. He grew up fishing. Bob attended R.D. White Elementary (Doran Street School)
January 14, 2014
Cozy, age 93, passed away December 12, 2013 at her home in Burbank, California, surrounded by her family. She was active in the Burbank YMCA, Burbank Rotary Club and was an accomplished painter. She is survived by her son Jeff Pastor; seven grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
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 19, 2011
Charles A. Lombardo, 57 of Burbank, California, died August 14, 2011. He was born October 28, 1953 in Buffalo, New York the son of late Salvatore and Donna Lombardo. He was the second of four siblings. He was married from 1982-1987 to Susan Fabrizio. He served in the U.S. Army as a food services specialist in the 1970's. After his discharge, he attended Kansas State University and graduated from University of Buffalo. Upon graduation, he moved to Los Angeles, California where he pursued a career in finance with corporations such as First Interstate Bank and General Electric.
July 6, 2012
Dorothy Ruth Benthin Sommerville passed away the evening of June 27, 2012, succumbing to cancer. Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Benthin, Dorothy was born July 27, 1923, at Webster, South Dakota. She grew up in Hayti and Pierre, and graduated from Hayti High School in 1941, as valedictorian of her class. She graduated from South Dakota State University (Brookings) with the class of 1945, and thenmoved toBurbank, CA, and later to Honolulu, HI, for a short time. In 1952 she was married to Robert Sommerville, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sommerville of Pasadena, CA, and in a few years the couple moved to La Canada, CA, where she resided until her death.
January 17, 2013
World Wrestling Champion Count Billy Varga passed away January 11, 2013 in Burbank. He was 94. Born in Cleveland, Ohio on January 10, 1919, he lived in Los Angeles for more than 70 years. His father, Count Joseph Varga was a prize Hungarian fighter who inspired his son to enter the ring. Both men went by the denomination of Count, bestowed upon them as members of Hungarian nobility. In Count Billy Varga's robust wresting career, spanning from the 1930s to the 1970s, he fought in more than 500 matches, defeating over half of his opponents.
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.
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 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.