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Donald H. Bodel

Donald H. Bodel

January 25, 1938 - February 22, 2019

Donald Howard (Fairbanks) Bodel, born January 25, 1938 passed into the presence of his Lord and Savior February 22. 2019 at home in Palm Desert, CA due to complications from Parkinson's Disease. He is survived by his loving wife Joan of nearly 55 years, and their three sons - Ken (wife Julie & children Kayla, Justin & Jenny), David (wife Karen & children Kate & Alex), John (wife Jessie & son Trevor) and two brothers, Peter (deceased) and James living in Paris. Don was born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and moved to Winnetka, IL in 1978. He was held in high regard throughout his career in the commercial real estate investment sector. He served on numerous Boards, developed senior living facilities, cared for the elderly and served the Church in multiple leadership capacities. He also loved to play golf. He was a kind and Godly man in every way. A service was held in Palm Desert with family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:30pm on April 5, 2019 at the Harvest Bible Chapel in Deerfield, IL. Donations can be made to the Parkinson's Resource Organization (www.parkinsonsresource.org).

Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Mar. 20, 2019

 

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Barry M. Marder

Barry M. Marder

July 19, 1939 - February 14, 2019

Rancho Mirage - Barry M. Marder, born July 19, 1939 and raised in Long Island, New York, passed away in Rancho Mirage, CA. on February 14, 2019. He attended Adelphi College in Long Island, NY and the Syracuse University College of Law in Syracuse, NY. He was the son of Abraham and Fannie Marder. He is preceded in death by his brother Martin Marder. Survived by his partner of 35 years, Dr. H. David Sacks of Rancho Mirage, CA., his sister Elaine (Ted) Kurtz of West Palm Beach, FL and a loving sister-in-law Sally Blau of Youngstown, Ohio. He started a Breakfast Club in Rancho Mirage. Barry was a volunteer at the Eisenhower Medical Center for 35 years where he was very helpful in the retail shop.

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Jack M. Hirschberg

Jack M. Hirschberg

September 8, 1932 - January 31, 2019

Survived by his wife Shirley Hirschberg, daughters, Robin and Lynn, and granddaughter, Ava.

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Grace Fowler

Grace Fowler

October 23, 1928 - January 29, 2019

Grace Fowler, beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother died peacefully at her home in Palm Springs, CA on January 29, 2019. Born in New York City October 23, 1928, Grace was a daughter of Ruth Cutting Wilmerding and Eglington Montgomery, granddaughter of Helen Seydam Cutting and Lucius Wilmerding.

An avid skier, tennis player and golfer, Grace was a supporter of the theatrical arts and an accomplished cook and gardener. She was predeceased by her sister Ruth Murphy and former husband Harry Spencer Winthrop Fowler and is survived by her partner Bernice Zubrinsky and her children Cecily Grand of North Salem NY, Winthrop Fowler of Anchorage AK, Angela Fowler of New York, NY and Lucius Fowler of Langdon, NH, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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Pote Muenyong

Pote Muenyong

September 12, 1940 - January 27, 2019

Pote Muenyong was born on September 12, 1940, and passed away on January 27, 2019, in Diamond Bar, California.

Graveside Service was held on February 13, 2019, at 11:00 am at 1401 South Grand Ave., Glendora, California.

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Maureen O’Sullivan

Maureen O’Sullivan

March 21, 1941 - January 10, 2019

Loved by all who knew her.

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Charles R. Cabrera

Charles R. Cabrera

July 19, 1944 - January 9, 2019

The next Men's Club Association members tournament at The Citrus Club won't be the same. There will be no final-round charge from Charles R. Cabrera.

Chuck died January 9, 2019, after a 15-year-battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 74.

He was a dedicated golfer and a born competitor, and he also was a gentleman straight out of Central Casting, known for his kindness to everyone he encountered. He'd let you play through.

Along with his love of golf, Chuck loved learning. He earned an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1966 — but he refused to leave campus, holing up in his room with his text books and the phone number to his favorite pizzeria. He earned an MBA from the school and then continued on to UC Hastings College of Law.

He was accepted to the California Bar in 1972 before putting aside the law to become an investments advisor at Dean Witter & Co. in the Bay Area. He quickly built a successful career, earning the trust of clients and business associates alike due to his intelligence, hard work, decency, and, always, good humor. It was at Dean Witter that he met Linda Hall Perry, a fellow broker. They fell in love and married, and Chuck became a beloved stepfather to Jeff, Doug and Zack. 

In 1990, Chuck and Linda merged their respective businesses to become one of the first husband-and-wife teams at Morgan Stanley. During their 25-year business partnership and 33-year marriage they built their life around their family, their friends, and their clients.  

Chuck was born July 19, 1944, in Caracas, Venezuela, to Charles and Anita Cabrera. During much of Chuck's and his younger brother Robert's early years, the family lived in South America, where their father worked for Chevron Oil Co. as a government liaison, and Chuck became fluent in Spanish.

Chuck embraced sports and good-natured competition from an early age. He was on his high-school golf team, and he later took up tennis and became a first-rate club player. He enjoyed fly-fishing trips to Alaska, Belize, and other far-flung destinations. He spent many years playing shuffleboard at the Kingfish Pub in Berkeley, and during his school and bachelor days he rarely missed a Cal football game.

His dedication to staying active and playing golf lasted to the very end, despite the limitations Parkinson's imposed on him. In honor of Chuck and his indomitable spirit, the Men's Club Association at The Citrus Club in La Quinta renamed its members tournament The Cabrera Member/Member Calcutta, and his CITTCO Golf Group renamed its tournament The Cabrera Cup.

He leaves behind his wife and stepsons, their wives (Kelly, Deborah and Hayden), his beautiful grandchildren (Jordan, Kody, Anastasia and Beckett), his brother, and a host of friends far and wide.    

A Memorial/Celebration of Life will be held at The Citrus Club, January 25 at 5pm. Donations may be made to The Parkinson Resource Organization in Palm Desert

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Eugene Becker

Eugene Becker

February 14, 1933 - January 1, 2019

Eugene Becker, known to friends as "Gene", passed away from Parkinson's complications on Jan. 1, 2019 at the age of 85.

A native of Seattle, WA. Gene attended Washington State University and graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering. 

In 1959 he began his career and worked on projects including the "Beavon Process" which reduced emissions from oil refineries in Los Angeles in the 1970s, to his own Global Sulfur Systems which recycled the "Stretford Solution" which was previously disposed of by oil refineries. He also spent 4 years working in the Berkeley Radiation Laboratory in the early 1960s. He coached basketball and led backpack trips for underprivileged kids.

Gene Becker is survived by his 2 daughters, Julia and Kathryn, his dear friend and ex-wife Carolyn, 2 sons-in-law, Jim and Al, and 5 grandkids, Hannah, Aliza, James, Katie, and Tyler.

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Martin Wenger

Martin Wenger

April 2, 1936 - December 19, 2018

Martin Wenger, beloved husband of Rita, died December 19 at 82. 

Martin was born in Monterrey, Mexico, the 4th child of Moses and Hasia Wenger. He immigrated with the family in 1945 and excelled at Roosevelt High School, lettering in tennis, a sport he dearly loved throughout his life. He was sort of daring: at 16 he was forbidden to buy a car, so he parked his shiny Studebaker around the corner until discovered. 

Martin graduated from UCLA in Business in 1958 and joined the family store, Wenger Furniture, which he expanded and ran, later with his son James. 

Martin loved to exercise and would play and teach tennis whenever possible, often with children, grandchildren or any willing friend or relative. When he could no longer play tennis, he rode a recumbent bicycle in the neighborhood. 

Martin was known by co-workers, employees and clients as a fair and generous businessman. 

He loved and supported the State of Israel. He was a fixture at UCLA basketball games and loved the Bruins. Martin was a mensch. He is survived by wife Rita; children Neil (Claudia), Robert, Jamie (Carole), and Nancy (Doug) Brown; siblings Claire Weinstein and Alex Wenger; and grandchildren Benjamin, Ariela, Jeremy, Tasha, Daniella, Jono, Zachary, Brianna, Leora, Talia, Hannah and Tanner.

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Richard H. Goodin

Richard H. Goodin

September 17, 1937 - December 9, 2018

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Richard H. Goodin (Manhattan Beach, California), born in Detroit, Michigan, who passed away on December 9, 2018, leaving to mourn family and friends. Family and friends can light a candle as a loving gesture for their loved one. Leave a sympathy message to the family in the guestbook on this memorial page of Richard H. Goodin to show support.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to PRO (Parkinson Resource Organization), 74-090 El Paseo, Suite 104, Palm Desert, CA 92260).


Richard's surviving wife, Betty Goodin, was the co-facilitator of Parkinson's Resource Organization's Support Group and Parkinson's Education Meetings in Manhattan Beach, CA.

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74785 Highway 111
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Indian Wells, CA 92210

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