BERTRAM K. MASSING 1933 – 2018

Bertram Kermit Massing, 84, passed away peacefully at home on March 6, 2018, after a long, happy, and fulfilling life. Bert is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Phyllis; his children Greg Massing, Robert Massing, and Lisa Aronson; and his grandsons Harrison, Luke, and Jake. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1933, Bert moved with his mother … [Read more...]

Sports Legend Roger Bannister Dies at 88

March 23, 1929 - March 3, 2018 Roger Bannister, the British runner who raised the bar for athletes all over the world by breaking the four-minute mile in 1954, has passed away at the age of 88, his family said Sunday. Bannister died in Oxford “surrounded by his family who were as loved by him, as he was loved by them,” relatives said in a … [Read more...]

In memoriam: Luther Hayes, football and track star at USC, 78

Luther Hayes, who won a pair of NCAA triple jump titles in the early 1960s while at USC and also played a key role in the Trojans’ 1958 football game against UCLA, died on Nov. 23 in Palos Verdes Estates due to natural causes. He was 78. Hayes came to USC from San Diego’s Lincoln High (he previously had attended San Diego High), where he was on … [Read more...]


As Charles Dickens said about March, “It was one of those days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” March encompasses lots of beginnings and endings just as we regularly experience in the PRO office. Next time you call please introduce yourself to Paul Hietter, our new … [Read more...]


  National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by a combination of symptoms that affect both the autonomic nervous system (the part of the nervous system that controls involuntary action such as blood pressure or digestion) and movement. … [Read more...]