October 17, 2012
Wanda was born in Nebraska on December 15 th , 1931 to Walter and Meta Heuerman. She grew up on a farm and graduated from Pender High School in Pender, Nebraska in 1949. Following graduation, she worked at the Bell Telephone Company in Sioux City, Iowa, but returned to Pender after two years to care for her father and 8 year old sister following the sudden death of her mother. During this time, Wanda also worked at the Pender State...
July 12, 2013
Perry C. Ghiglia, age 104, of Longmont, CO, passed away of natural causes at the Beatrice Hover Assisted Living Center on July 7, 2013. Mrs. Ghiglia was born September 29, 1908 in Gallup, NM to James and Margaret (Berta) Barrell. Perry lived in Glendale, CA from the age of 16 to 1931. In 1928 she won the Miss Glendale, CA title and part of her prize was an airplane flight with two well-known movie stars of the time: Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyons. Perry married Carlo D. Ghiglia on April 11, 1931 in Glendale, CA. The young couple built a beautiful home in Burbank, CA, which they shared until Carlo died in 1986.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.