October 27, 2010
Leona Brooks Smith, age 98, born in Los Angeles, CA on January 11, 1912 passed away at her home in La Crescenta on October 24, 2010. Leona was married to Gilbert “Smitty” Smith, longtime director of the La Canada Youth House, for 45 years. He preceded her in death in 1983. Smith was an office manager for Los Angeles City schools and was an active member of her community her entire life. She served in organizations such as the La Canada Assistance League, Pioneer Club and Meals on Wheels.
May 16, 2013
Leonard "Joe" Kula, 66, of La Crescenta, died Sunday at Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale after a nearly two-year battle from a stroke and complications of pneumonia. Mr. Kula, who worked in construction as a carpenter for more than 40 years, was born in Genoa, NE., and grew up on a farm in nearby Silver Creek. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1964 to 1968 and settled in Sunland-Tujunga after his honorable discharge. He was a member of American Legion Post 377 and was actively involved in Elks Lodge No. 2098.
September 19, 2012
Gilbert LeeSmith (age 73), born in Glendale, CA on January 16, 1939, passed away suddenly at Verdugo Hills Hospital, Glendale, CA on September 17, 2012. Gilbert was the son of Gilbert “Smitty” Smith, long-time director of the La Canada Youth House, and Leona Brooks Smith. As a young man, Gil was an active member of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church and La Canada United Methodist Church. He served his country in the Air Force for 4 years from 1961 - 1965 and was a dedicated electrical engineer at Southern California Edison (SCE)
June 21, 2012
Connie King was born on January 11, 1928, and passed away June 18, 2012 in Montrose California. Mom played organ and piano throughout most of her life starting as a teen at St. Francis Church in Pico Rivera. She also played for the choirs at St. Gerard Majella in Culver City, and Holy Redeemer Church in Montrose. Music was a major part of mom's life, and she taught music both at schools and privately. In addition, she worked as a school secretary, and also executive secretary at both Featherweight Enterprises and California Medical Review Inc. Mom is survived by her sisters Alice, Kathy, and Anna Marie, daughter Cynthia, sons Ron, Dave, and Tom, grandchildren Cheryl, Jay, Aaron, Daisy, Breanna, Cali, and Jenna, and great grand children Brianna, Brooke, Alyssa, and Mikayla.
August 24, 2011
Dorothy Jean Germain 3/29/30 - 8/10/11 Dorothy Jean Germain, 81, of La Canada, passed away Wednesday, August 10, 2011. Dorothy was born to the late Clark and Martha Lessig, March 29, 1930, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Uniontown Senior High School and attended Slippery Rock State Teachers College. She and her parents moved to Florida in about 1950, where Dorothy worked as a dental hygienist. Dorothy later...
April 2, 2003
RUTH A. BURGER Ruth A. Burger, 79, died March 29, 2003, in Glendale. She was a La Crescenta resident for 43 years. Mrs. Burger is survived by her husband, Ivan, and son, Thomas. The visitation is at 3 p.m. today at Crippen Mortuary Chapel, 2900 Honolulu Ave., La Crescenta. The funeral Mass is at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 2411 Montrose Ave., Montrose. Interment follows at the San Fernando Mission Cemetery, 11160 Stranwood Ave., Mission Hills.
September 25, 2002
ROBERT EUGENE DUNNING Robert Eugene Dunning, 52, a longtime Montrose and La Crescenta resident, died Sept. 11, 2002, in Los Angeles. Mr. Dunning was born in Los Angeles. He was a roofer for 35 years and was employed by Rakisits Plastering. He is survived by his wife, Martha of Montrose; sons, Robert E. Jr. of Palmdale and Sean of Castaic; daughters, Cassandra and Kayla of Montrose; brother, William M.; sister, Willie Mae; and seven grandchildren.
April 4, 2012
Jeff Bogust, after a short illness, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 29, 2012. Jeff was born on May 26, 1958 on Los Angeles County, and a life time resident of La Crescenta. He was the second child of fourteen children born to Mary and Henry (Bud) Bogust. He attended St. James the Less Elementary, Loyola High, Crescenta Valley High and Glendale Community College. Jeff excelled at academics and sports. He was an excellent student and won many honors for his math and science abilities.
February 8, 2003
MARILYN CANFIELD Marilyn Canfield, 80, a longtime Glendale resident, died Feb. 6, 2003. She was born in Chicago. Her family moved to Glendale, where she graduated from Herbert Hoover High School, and attended UCLA. During World War II, she left college to join the Navy, and after her discharge returned to UCLA.. Prior to retiring, she was an administrator at the P.E.O. Retirement Home. She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Glendale for more than 52 years.
April 4, 2003
JULIA M. STOBE Julia M. Stobe, 94, died March 30, 2003, in Tujunga. She was a Glendale resident for more than 40 years. She owned and operated a specialty catering company for 24 years. Mrs. Stobe is survived by 12 nieces and nephews. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. today at Grandview Memorial Park, 1341 Glenwood Road. Crippen Mortuary is in charge of direction. BONNIE VIERSEN Bonnie Viersen, 61, died April 1, 2003, in Tujunga. Born in March 1942, she was a one-time La Canada Flintridge resident.