.

Obituaries

Thoughts and memories of our community members who have passed. Share your tributes in our Obituaries Group. Flag as Inappropriate

Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors. What's on your mind? What's on your mind? Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell something
Posts awaiting your approval 0
Mary Anderson. Twitter photo.
nitagregory April 9, 2014 at 07:52 am
This show was way before my time but I still have respect may god or whoever you believe in be withRead More you and family
John V. "Jack" Foley. Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Water District.
Patsy Morris March 25, 2014 at 02:31 pm
Subtitle says that he had a "batter with cancer". RIP.
D. Jude March 25, 2014 at 03:26 pm
karma..goes around and comes around........maybe next will be Brian D"arcy~~!!
Lisa Ohlund March 29, 2014 at 01:11 am
Mr. or Ms. D. Jude - If by karma you mean that he will have a wonderful afterlife because of the wayRead More he lived this life,then I would agree with you; Col. Foley was the epitome of an officer and a gentleman and a heckuva water man. If you mean something derisive, then you never met him, and I will pray that one day you will rest in peace.
Dr. Richard Grossman, who founded his burn centers, starting in Sherman Oaks, died today. Patch file photo.
Irene DeBlasio March 14, 2014 at 04:47 pm
This is such tragic news for mankind. Dr. Grossman probably saved more lives than any world leaderRead More could ever hope to. He was a hero and should have been a Nobel Peace Prize recipient. When my family and I moved to Southern California in 1971 the only local hospital taking emergency patients was Sherman Oaks Hospital. He patched me up once for a minor burn. His incredible lifelong work ought to be recognized and celebrated by neighbors, by the state of California and by the federal government. He was an outstanding humanitarian and a wonderful man. Dear Dr. Grossman, rest in peace. My very deepest sympathy to Mrs. Elizabeth Grossman and son, Dr. Peter Grossman who will carry on in his name. Blessings and hugs to you both. It's a stunning loss.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) March 14, 2014 at 05:03 pm
What a wonderful tribute you wrote. Hugs to YOU.
Twitter photo of LAPD officer Nicholas Choung Lee's funeral service.
George Vreeland Hill March 13, 2014 at 02:46 pm
I remember going to the funeral of a friend who was a police officer in New Hampshire. I have knownRead More his family for decades. The display of love and brotherhood was so big that it made the front page of the Boston Globe. I feel that same love in the photo above. Police really are brothers and sisters and the unity extends to all departments around the country. The respect is amazing. The bond is unshakable. My heart goes out to them all.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) March 13, 2014 at 02:49 pm
True, and you see and hear it from "brothers" who didn't know him personally, fromRead More departments from far-flung locales. An on-duty death impacts everyone "on the job."
Twitter photo of Alice Herz-Sommer.
George Vreeland Hill February 23, 2014 at 04:31 pm
Her life and story will be an inspiration for generations to come. We owe it to her and theRead More countless others who went through hell that there will never be another horrible time like that.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) February 23, 2014 at 04:34 pm
Have you seen the documentary? I really want to see it.
Sid Caesar has died. He was 91. Patch file photo.
GreenInOC February 12, 2014 at 07:07 pm
If you ever get a chance to watch "Hail Sid Caesar!", it's a fantastic documentary. I'veRead More always found it fascinating that modern day comics continue to speak of Sid in awe and admiration.
Dave February 13, 2014 at 07:27 am
No question Caesar was a genius but he also had a great eye for talent, hand picking his co-stars onRead More "Show" and writers, Mel Brooks, an 18 year old Woody Allen, Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart and Carl Reiner to name some of the most prominent. I had the great privilege and pleasure to see Mr Caesar give a two hour talk in the board room of the Screen Actor's Guild on Wilshire just east of the La Brea Tarpits about 8 years ago. Although the once tall and strapping Caesar had become shrunken and bent with age, once he was seated on the dais with moderator Joe Mantegna, you'd have thought you had been transported back to 1954 as Caesar came alive telling us of his memories working with all these great talents while tossing out some of his best bits- the foreign language imitations being as fresh and funny as they were on "Show of Shows". It was a night I won't soon forget and I am so glad I was able to see him in this small and intimate room. Rest in Peace, Sid. We won't be seeing your like again any time soon.
GreenInOC February 13, 2014 at 08:21 am
@Dave, what a treat - I wish I had been able to listen to him speak in person.
Joel Pressman.
George Vreeland Hill November 20, 2013 at 09:56 am
Joel will always be a beloved hero in Beverly Hills. He cared so much about people and community.Read More His impact at Beverly Hills High School will never be equaled. Those who knew him (that list is countless) were made better by his teaching, leadership, compassion, love and on and on. Joel will be missed, but always loved. RIP and thank you for being Joel Pressman.
Paula Schoppe March 2, 2013 at 11:43 am
R.I.P. Westside native and sweet lady.
George Vreeland Hill March 2, 2013 at 06:50 pm
Bonnie will be missed by countless people.
RH Harris March 7, 2013 at 05:20 pm
Lovely lady, will be missed
Terri W February 17, 2013 at 09:03 pm
Got the pleasure of meeting Huell at a UC Davis fund raiser. He was very nice and so funny. We haveRead More a picture we took with him and also he signed a t-shirt we have framed. Almost all our trips are because of him. He helped us learn and love California. RIP Huell.
joebanana March 3, 2013 at 02:55 am
Wow, Huell is so cool. So sad to hear the tragic news, he'll be greatly missed. There will never beRead More anybody as cool as Huell. I hope KCET will keep playing reruns.
Jan Freed March 3, 2013 at 10:53 pm
One of our family treasures. My daughter, Molly, was unimpressed, however, and did a greatRead More impersonation of his "Hah, Ahm Hoowell Howser, etc." which in turn became a special memory for me. We promise ourselves to visit at least one of his special places.
Mariano González October 16, 2012 at 01:48 pm
As I was looking through the pictures, I realized that the player he was helping stretch was in factRead More me. This picture exemplifies Darren Davies in a nutshell, as a coach, as a mentor, and as a person; Not only caring for the well being of his players but also inspiring them to perform to the best of their capabilities. Thank you Darren. The legacy that you've implemented in our beloved program will not be forgotten. Rest in peace Coach. Mariano Gonzalez-Guerineau (#10)
Tali October 23, 2012 at 03:20 am
I am so sorry to all of those who knew him, and for all of those who didnt have the opportunity.Read More This is a great loss. You are in a better place-
Coach K May 3, 2013 at 05:08 am
Every relationship in life is for a set period. The great ones are often short but impactful. IRead More first met Darren when I coached SAMOHI boys jv against BHHS boys jv, it was my first game for SAMO at BH and he made me feel very welcome. We remained firm friends from that day on. Darren was a true soccer lover and a top, top man. He probably has the angels doing drills already..
George Vreeland Hill August 20, 2012 at 06:53 pm
A sad loss. Scott was a talented filmmaker and good guy. He will be missed by many, many people.
Dalila Miranda August 20, 2012 at 10:53 pm
I can't believe that!
Marie Cunningham (Editor) August 21, 2012 at 07:09 pm
Those brain cancer reports have been debunked!
Tom Pease July 13, 2012 at 08:40 pm
Such a nice man..
George Vreeland Hill July 14, 2012 at 12:20 am
Richard Zanuck will be greatly missed. He was well respected and had many friends. In theRead More industry, he was and is a legend. George Vreeland Hill
Lewis Hall June 28, 2012 at 01:30 am
Nora Ephron understood that an infinite number of ideas are out there and she was as capable ofRead More finding them as anyone. Time wasn't a limit for her. The example I use in my class is when she created the story for the movie "Bewitched." She got a call from a friend at Paramount one afternoon who said that Nicole Kidman had been in the studio that day and had shown everyone how she could twitch her nose. Nicole would be coming back the next day and the friend wanted to know if Nora could write a story that they could pitch. Nora didn't hesitate, said yes, and wrote one that evening. The next day Nora's story was pitched to Nicole; Nicole said yes; and the movie got made.