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Morris M. Berzon

Morris M. Berzon

April 1, 1934 - January 30, 2014

Morris M. Berzon, 79 years old, was born in Akron, Ohio, April 1, 1934, and died January 30, 2014, from complications of Parkinson’s Disease.

Morrie never met a stranger or forgot a golf course he played. A lifelong Akronite, he graduated from Buchtel High School in 1951, attended Ohio State University, and graduated from Kent State in 1955.

Predeceased by his beloved daughter, Susan, on October 31, 2009. Survived by his wife, Myrna, the light of his life; son, David, and daughter-in-law Martha Berzon; adored grandchildren, Adam, Rachel and Matthew Berzon.

In passing, Morrie wanted to thank his dear friend, Bernard Leff, for his devotion and companionship. The family also wishes to thank all of his loyal caregivers, Charles Handel, Melanie (“Pinky”) Boone, Cynthia Randall, Steve Vukich and Rowland Sanders.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at the Rosehill Cemetary, in Akron (Fairlawn) Ohio — graveside service only. The family received friends at the residence of Myrna Berzon.

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Helene Coor

Helene Coor

August 25, 1933 - November 25, 2013

Helene Coor, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother passed away peacefully at home in Palm Springs, Calif. on November 25, 2013. Born August 25, 1933, in Los Angeles, Calif. to Robert and Haddie Fair. Helene graduated from Bell Gardens in 1951 and was school secretary from the sixth grade on. She attended Wilson Business School in Santa Monica and worked as a model.

In 1960 she married Larry Coor and they lived in Whittier. They have three children; Skip, Kelli, and Brett, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. While living in Alaska, Helene worked in the family business while raising her family.

Some years later they returned to Whittier, Calif., and then in 1989 moved to Palm Springs where Helene worked for the Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational golf tournament, retiring after 15 years. Helene is preceded in death by both parents, a brother, Harold Fair, her sister Hazel and granddaughter Kacee Ryan. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.

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James P. Kopley

James P. Kopley

January 24, 1926 - November 13, 2013

Jim passed away peacefully and with dignity in his home in Westwood, CA surrounded by family after over a decade fighting Parkinson's.

He was born in St. Louis, MI and moved to Los Angeles at age ten. Jim attended Hollywood High School, served in the Navy as a Radio Technician and received his B.S. and MBA from Stanford. He later met his wife Betty in Los Angeles where they recently celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary.

He worked as a Finance Business Development Executive at Hughes/Raytheon for over 30 years managing proposal volumes. Jim's hobbies included rock hunting and lapidary, photography, travel and tracking household finances.

Jim is survived by his loving wife Betty, daughters Kathy and Ellen, and grandchildren Jeff, Coral, Sarah and Andrew. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 17th at Hillside Memorial Park in Culver City at 11:00 in the morning.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Parkinson's Resource Organization, www.parkinsonsresource.org; 74090 El Paseo #104, Palm Desert, CA 92260; (760) 773-5128.

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Catherine L. “Cash” (Joyce) Remery

Catherine L. “Cash” (Joyce) Remery

October 1, 1918 - October 1, 2013

You have known him for 20+ years as an advocate, speaker, author, and Board Member of Parkinson's Resource Organization (PRO). We express our deepest sympathy to William R Remery (Bill) and his family, his siblings and their offspring and we wish them Godspeed while mourning the loss of their matriarch, Catherine L. (nee Joyce) "Cash" Remery of Orchard Park at age 95. Catherine entered into rest October 1, 2013.

The wife of the late John B. Remery; mother of Mary Ann Ingelfinger, James (Sharon Lewis) Remery and William (Rachael Akman) Remery; grandmother of Holly (Rich) Ingelfinger-Lopez, Heidi (Jon Pierce) Ingelfinger, Jill (Mark) Hereth, George (Jodi) Ingelfinger, Carl (Denise) Remery, Jamie Remery and Jacquelynn Remery; great-grandmother of Andrew, Meaghan, Robert, Matthew, David, Charles, Sarah, Shane, Elizabeth, Alyssa, Tyler and Samantha; daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine Joyce; sister of Marie Ryan and the late Ann Corbran, Margaret Orr, Teresa Joyce, Mary Ellen Pilarski, James Joyce, Joseph Joyce, Thomas Joyce and William Joyce; a good friend to, and of, many.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 3148 Abbott Rd., Orchard Park on Monday October 7 at 9:30 AM. Interment Nativity of Our Lord Cemetery. A special thank you to Nurse Sandy and the staff of Hospice Buffalo. Flowers gratefully declined.

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Robert James Hart

Robert James Hart

January 10, 1936 - August 31, 2013

Robert "Bob" James Hart (77), the son of John and Charlotte Gaynor Hart, passed away on August 31, 2013. He was born in Wilkes Barre, PA, grew up in New Jersey and graduated in Industrial Engineering from Seton Hall University. Bob's career included companies such as Bulova, Mattel and Honeywell.

He married (Frances) Andrea Immiti Hart in 1962. The couple moved to California in 1968 and to Long Beach in 1969. Bob is survived by his wife and children: Charlotte, Robert (Victoria) and Matthew (Sharon) and grandchildren: Cole, Elena and JulianMarie Cuomo, Jordyn and Cameron Hart. Bob is cherished for volunteering with Worldwide Marriage Encounter and as the 10+ year Coffee and Donuts host at St. Barnabas Church.

Donations: "in memory of Bob" to Parkinson's Resource Organization: www.parkinsonsresource.org. Services will be on September 6th at 3 p.m. in St. Bartholomew Catholic Church.

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Patricia “Pat” McIntosh

Patricia “Pat” McIntosh

June 29, 1925 - July 6, 2013

Patricia “Pat” McIntosh, 88, of Palm Desert, California passed away July 6, 2013 in Rancho Mirage, California. She was born June 29, 1925 to James and Margaret Johns in Youngstown, Ohio. She married Grover McIntosh in 1947 in Las Vegas, Nev. She graduated with a BS in Nursing in 1944 from St. Elizabeth’s College. In 1946 she moved to California to begin her career. She met and married Grover McIntosh, founder of the well-known McIntosh Pharmacy in Indio. They had two boys, Michael and Mark. She was widowed in 1955. She then worked as a nurse anesthesiologist in several offices until settling with Dr. F.X. McDonald for nineteen years. Upon his retirement she did part-time nursing with various oral surgeons. At that time she became an avid international traveler, visiting more than two hundred countries.

She served as President and Board Member of the Indio Women’s Club organizing many fundraising celebrity fashion shows which included President and Betty Ford, Mr. Blackwell, Tammy Faye Bakker, and film star Virginia Grey. She also served on the Board of the Coachella Valley Museum Auxiliary. She volunteered at Eisenhower Hospital, Palm Desert Museum and Parkinson’s Resource Organization. Recently she served as President and Board Member of Montecito HOA.

She is survived by three sons, Michael, Mark and Matthew McIntosh all of Palm Desert. She was preceded in death by her second husband, Joseph Leissler.

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Robert G. McAlister

Robert G. McAlister

June 21, 1933 - June 22, 2013

Robert G. McAlister passed away June 22, 2013, one day after his 80th birthday. He was born in the Bronx, New York to Robert McAlister and Mae Canning. He graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School and Fordham University. After graduation he served in the Army in Korea and Japan as a Captain. His family moved to Manhasset, N.Y. in 1962 and he moved next to Carolyn Brons. They were married on April 30, 1966 at St. Mary's Church in Manahsset, N.Y. They lived in Manhasset, Greenwich, Conn., and then on to San Francisco, South Dakota, and finally, Palm Desert. They belonged to the Olympic Club, The Peninsula Golf Club, Ironwood Country Club for 37 years and Marrakesh Country Club. Bob played team play at Ironwood and really enjoyed it. He was a loyal N.Y. Mets fan and a faithful San Francisco 49er fan. He also enjoyed going to lunch with three special gentlemen on Thursday where they solved the problems of the world. He owned Minuteman Press for nineteen years. He leaves his very loving wife of 47 years, relatives in Buenos Aires, Argentina and New York. Thank you to all of the employees at Ironwood Country Club and especially to Mike Oberlander and the golf staff for all of their kindness over the years.

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Gordon Elmer Madru

Gordon Elmer Madru

August 17, 1932 - June 15, 2013

Gordon Elmer Madru, 80, passed away, June 15, 2013, after 6 years battle with Parkinson's and other complications. He was born at Mission Hospital, Huntington Park on August 17, 1932, to Elmer and Ethel Madru. Gordon graduated from Huntington Park High School in 1950.

After high school he attended Frank Wiggins Trade School (now LA Trade Tech) where he studied auto mechanics. On September 5, 1952, shortly before enlisting in the US Air Force, he and his wife Marilyn were married. While in the armed forces Gordon was stationed in Guam and later reassigned to Long Island, New York. In August of 1954, while still in the Air Force, Gordon and Marilyn were surprised with being a guest on the Truth or Consequences TV Show.

After serving in the military, Gordon settled in Downey and went to work for Mobil Oil Corporation where he worked for 32 years beginning as a mechanic and retiring as an accountant. He was active in Indian Guides, Boy Scouts, CBMC, Aerospace Legacy Foundation, Downey Historical Society and First Baptist Church of Downey. Gordon enjoyed traveling, working on cars, helping others and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife Marilyn of 60 years, two sons, Stephen (Esmeralda) and Victor (Beverly), and 5 grandchildren * Lyndsay, Shannon, Justin, Micah, and Jared, as well as niece Linda and her husband David in addition to a large extended family.

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Steven L. Fishman

Steven L. Fishman

September 26, 1937 - June 14, 2013

Steve Fishman, age 75, of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA died peacefully in his sleep at his home June 14, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife, Henia; his stepdaughters, four grandchildren and other family members. Steve graduated from Brandeis University and the University of Chicago. He retired after more than 30 years of service as a LCSW with the LA County Department of Mental Health, enjoyed sailing and gardening, appreciated music, theater and movies, traveled extensively, loved cars and was game for adventures of all sorts. Steve volunteered as a docent at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and the Point Vicente Interpretive Center, generously donated to environmental, health and social services organizations and was an avid member of the South Coast Corvair Club.

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In Memoriam
Michael J. Shine
In Memoriam

Michael J. Shine

January 1, 1947 - May 28, 2013

Michael J. Shine Age 66, of Riverside, passed away May 28, 2013, with his family by his side. Michael is survived by his wife, Linda; two children, Michele De La Cruz and Michael C. Shine; granddaughters, Sacha De La Cruz & Bethany Shine; sisters Yvonne Navarrete, Sandra Romero, Corrine Schmid, Aunt Dolly Solis, and dearest mother-in-law, Connie Rangel. Celebration of life will be held on Thurs., June 6, 2013, at 9:30 am at St. Catherine of Alexandria Church, private interment.

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74785 Highway 111
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Indian Wells, CA 92210

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Updated: August 16, 2017