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Mitchell ‘Mitch’ Sobo
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Mitchell ‘Mitch’ Sobo

1928 – 2019 Mitchell Sobo, age 91, passed away on Aug. 15, 2019. He was preceded in death by parents, Harry and Jennie Sobo; his siblings and their spouses, Rose (Bernard) Horovitz, Ida (Roy) Johnson, Florence (David) Schneider, David (Marsha and Sue) Sobo, Sarah (Morris) Lehrman, Pearl (Ben) Solle; and his first and second wives,…

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…

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