February 10, 2011
Henrietta May Walter Barnes died Wed., Jan. 19, 2011, in Napa, Ca. She was 95. Born Feb. 25, 1915, in Tomah, Wis., “Henny” moved to Pasadena, in the early ‘20s with her family. She is a graduate of the Westridge School for Girls in Pasadena and the University of California Los Angeles. In 1924, her family purchased a summer cottage at 1104 E. Balboa Blvd. in Newport Beach, which later became her family’s fulltime residence. Affectionately called the “Crow’s Nest” after the house’s look-out tower facing Newport Harbor, the home was her residence for 84 years until she moved into assisted living in Napa in 2008.
January 6, 2011
On December 28, 2010, George Horace Morales peacefully left this earth, happy with his well-lived life. His journey began October 5, 1919 in Ponce, Puerto Rico followed shortly by a move to New York City. He was a celebrated athlete, winning the coveted “Silver Skates” speed skating competition at Madison Square Gardens, a spot on the US Olympic team, a number of swing dancing competitions, and worked as a warm-up pitcher for the New York Giants. George studied business at Columbia University.
January 1, 2011
PASADENA — A legion of students from across California decorated floats that appeared in Saturday's Tournament of Roses Parade. These included about a dozen students from Orange Coast College and three students from Estancia High School in Costa Mesa. They were among an estimated 300 students from Orange County who boarded charter buses bound for Pasadena early Wednesday morning, when rain returned to the Southland. The local students made the trek north to help the Kiwanis International service club decorate its Rose Parade float and other floats.
November 29, 2010
Peggy Drellishak passed away peacefully from complications of an eleven-year battle with metastatic breast cancer on November 24, 2010, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Los Angeles on May 23, 1941 and raised in Inglewood, Peggy attended the 54 th Street School, Dorsey High School, and University of Southern California. After graduation from USC, she moved to Pasadena and worked at JPL and Xerox Electro-Optical Systems, where she met her husband Kenneth. They were married in 1967.
November 11, 2010
Carol McCann passed peacefully at her home in Newport Beach Monday morning November 8, 2010. She was born Carol Joan Geissler in December 1929 in the Coachella Valley to agricultural pioneers Otto and Viola Geissler. Her brother Walter, a grower, desert agricultural expert, and WWII veteran, was 7 years her elder. Carol was graduated from Coachella Valley High School and earned a degree in education at San Jose State. After college, Carol moved to downtown Los Angeles where she held office positions and where she met Dean McCann, an attorney and pharmacist.
November 2, 2010
Rosemary Tilt Jones passed away at her home in Balboa, CA on Thursday, October 21, 2010. Rosemary, known as “Rosie,” was born May 21, 1930, the daughter of Ned Bass Tilt and Rosemary “Posie” Miller Tilt of Pasadena, CA. Rosie attended Arroyo Seco School, Polytechnic School, class of 1945, and graduated from the Westridge School in Pasadena as a member of the class of 1948. She then attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY and earned an associates degree at Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA in Horticultural Design.
October 8, 2010
NEWPORT COAST — Dr. Drew Pinsky watched the action Friday night at Sage Hill School. Pinsky, the radio and television personality, was happy to sit in the stands watching the game without too much fanfare. He doesn't have as much advice to dish out on the football field. His son Jordan, a senior center for visiting Pasadena Poly, dished out plenty. Poly dominated in the trenches, rushing for 370 yards and handing the Lightning their first loss of the season, 35-14, in the nonleague game.
April 2, 2010
Janet (Kelso) Speers, of Newport Beach, passed away peacefully on March 30, 2010. Born in Pasadena on April 21, 1930, Janet graduated from Westridge High School for young women in 1948. She raised a family and was active in community efforts in South Pasadena for several decades. She then pursued the dream of moving to the beach. A consummate volunteer, Janet was active in numerous community organizations, including as a longtime volunteer at Hoag Hospital.
March 30, 2010
Esther Gordon said she’s devastated by the loss of a beloved Costa Mesa family’s son who grew up with her children. Norman Schureman, 50, a professor at the Pasadena Art Center College of Design, was gunned down while at a Persian New Year celebration March 20. His funeral was Saturday, and he was memorialized Sunday. “There’s nothing I can say other than the fact that it’s a sad, sad situation, such a loss, such an untimely death,” Gordon said.