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Beloved Cal Phil Violinist Pavel Farkas Dies at 77
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Beloved Cal Phil Violinist Pavel Farkas Dies at 77

The music world lost one of its greatest artists on Friday, April 5, 2019, when violinist Pavel Farkas passed away at the age of 77. Born in 1942 in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia (now the Slovak Republic) Farkas joined the Bratislava Radio Symphony Orchestra at the age of 17. A mere five years later he became its concertmaster….

Robert J. La Brie
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Robert J. La Brie

March 10, 1929 – Feb. 18, 2019 Robert J. La Brie, a month shy of 90 years old, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Surrounded by his family, he passed peacefully in the home he built and shared with his wife, Linda, for the last 29 years. Robert was born…

Pasadena Fire Department Mourns Passing of Retired Firefighter Andre Jones 1959 – 2017
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Pasadena Fire Department Mourns Passing of Retired Firefighter Andre Jones 1959 – 2017

Services being held Dec. 2, at Lake Avenue Church The Pasadena Fire Department is saddened to announce the passing of retired Firefighter Andre Jones, affectionately known as “Dre.” Firefighter Jones began his career as a Pasadena Fire Department Auxiliary Firefighter in August 1986. After learning the basics of firefighting, he tested for Firefighter in 1987…

Arcadia Resident Dorothy Heffner Voogd Passses Away
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Arcadia Resident Dorothy Heffner Voogd Passses Away

Dorothy Heffner Voogd was born in St. Louis, Missouri.  Her birth certificate shows her father’s occupation as “shortstop.”  Her father, Don Heffner, was then playing for the St. Louis Browns.  Don met Dorothy’s mother, a St. Petersburg (Florida) beauty, while a New York Yankee rookie.  Don spent a lifetime in baseball, playing, coaching and managing in cities such as…

Former Upper San Gabriel Valley MWD Director Frank Forbes Passes Away
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Former Upper San Gabriel Valley MWD Director Frank Forbes Passes Away

Frank F. Forbes, former Board member for the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) has passed away.  Director Forbes served on the Upper District Board for 16 years, from 1992 through Dec. 2008, representing the residents of Division 2 which include the cities of South Pasadena, San Gabriel, Rosemead, Arcadia and unincorporated…

Celebrating the Life of Darryl Gustafson
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Celebrating the Life of Darryl Gustafson

After bravely battling Parkinson’s, Darryl Emmanuel Gustafson passed into eternity on April 28, 2017 in Arcadia, California, with dear family by his side. Darryl was born on a farm in northwest Iowa in 1935. When he was 10, his family moved to a nearby small town, named Albert City. His early work experience included summer…

Carolyn Dorothy (Johnson) Rowe
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Carolyn Dorothy (Johnson) Rowe

  Dec. 25, 1918 – Oct. 19, 2016 Carolyn (Carol) Dorothy Rowe, 97 years old passed away peacefully of natural causes on Oct. 19, 2016 in the house built by her husband in Arcadia, California. She was predeceased by her husband of 74 years, Richard Rowe. She is survived by daughters Patricia Powell and Debra…

They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?
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They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

  Iconic Track Photographer, Bill Mochon, Passes Away Bill Mochon would have been 75 years old on Columbus Day. His family , friends and photo colleagues held a party in his honor at the Frontrunner at Santa Anita Second Race Columbus Day named in His Honor By Terry Miller Local legendary horse-racing photographer Bill Mochon…

Iconic Track Photographer, Bill Mochon, Passes Away
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Iconic Track Photographer, Bill Mochon, Passes Away

  Story and Photos by Terry Miller I just received some very sad news that my good friend and horse photography mentor, Bill Machon passed away.  He truly was a fixture at Santa Anita and always had advice, a bloody good joke or two and knew everyone.  More importantly they knew and loved him. Bill…

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