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In Memoriam: Frank C. Finch
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In Memoriam: Frank C. Finch

  Age 100 Frank Finch joined all the saints in heaven on Aug. 13, in Spokane, Wash. He was born April 15, 1916 in Chinook, Mont., to Clarence and Bertha (Mang) Finch, the oldest of five children. Finch went to Diesel School in Los Angeles and when the US entered WWII, due to his knowledge…

In Memoriam: Marsha Ingrao
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In Memoriam: Marsha Ingrao

    Marsha Louise Ingrao (La Lone), a life-long resident of Sierra Madre, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 21 at home with her family. Born in 1944 in Pasadena, Ingrao received an associate degree from PCC. She loved spending time at the beach and socializing with friends at high tea. Ingrao loved reading, puzzles,…

In Memoriam: Floretta Adelaide Keith Lauber
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In Memoriam: Floretta Adelaide Keith Lauber

    Floretta Adelaide Keith Lauber passed away peacefully in Arcadia, on Aug. 1, 2016. Born in Sierra Madre on June 18, 1926 to Helen Jewell Keith and Boyd E. Keith, Lauber was predeceased by her husband, Harry Ray Lauber, and brother Boyd Bowman Keith. She is survived by her son, Lawrence K. Lauber, of…

In Memoriam: Mary Therese Armstrong Mackenzie
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In Memoriam: Mary Therese Armstrong Mackenzie

      Mary Therese Armstrong Mackenzie died peacefully in Pasadena on June 20, 2016 of natural causes. She was 90 years old. Strength of will and compassion for the less fortunate were central to Mary’s (known to many as Terry) life-long values, which she pursued relentlessly through much of her long and active life….

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Lew Watanabe Passes Away

Lew Watanabe Passes Away By Terry Miller Beloved Sierra Madre landscape artist Lew Watanabe passed away peacefully at his home in Wildomar Thursday May 19. His wife Joyce was at his side as she has been their entire married life According to his wife, Lew battled pancreatic cancer bravely with dignity and Watanabe’s ever-present faith…

First President of Sierra Madre Civic Club Dies at 100
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First President of Sierra Madre Civic Club Dies at 100

  Althea Butler, kind, generous, thoughtful, and loving, passed away at age 100 on March 11, 2016, in Loma Linda, Calif., where she spent her last few years at Heritage Gardens Health Care Center. In 1920, Althea, nicknamed Alta, came with her parents to Sierra Madre, where later she and her husband continued to live…

James R. Rucker
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James R. Rucker

James R. Rucker was born on Nov. 7, 1986, the fourth of four children born to Katie Jefferson. His father, James Rucker Sr. and sister, Lisa Jefferson, preceded him in death. James was born and raised in the church. As a youth, he attended Sunday School and Y.P.W.W. every week. He also was involved in…

Robert Wood Sniffin
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Robert Wood Sniffin

March 7, 1940 – August 6, 2015 Robert (Bob) Wood Sniffin was born March 7, 1940 in New York City and passed away August 6, 2015.   Robert (Bob) Wood Sniffin was born March 7, 1940 in New York City and passed away Aug. 6, 2015. Bob was raised in Garden City, Long Island until…

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