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Lyle Edwin Schaffer

Lyle Edwin Schaffer

April 10, 1920 - December 4, 2011

Lyle Edwin Schaffer, 91, of Palm Desert, Calif., passed away on December 4, 2011 at his home in Avondale Golf Club. His wife of 67 years, Betty Alice Schaffer, was at his side. Lyle and Betty retired to Palm Desert in 2001; previously, they resided in Flossmoor, Ill., for 48 years. Lyle was born and raised in Kansas City, Mo. He received his BS in mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois, where he was president of the Triangle Engineering Fraternity. He had a 40 year career with AMOCO, first as an engineer and then as an executive. He attended MIT's Mid-Career Executive Program. He retired as President of AMOCO Venture Capital, where he was instrumental in leading AMOCO and other oil companies in creating and supporting minority-owned small businesses. During WWII, Lyle served in the development of the Manhattan Project. Public service was an important part of Lyle's life. In Flossmoor he served on the Architectural Planning Commission, as President of the Village Council, and as President of the Board of South Suburban Hospital. Lyle is survived by his wife, Betty Alice; brother, Richard Schaffer of Fort Worth, Texas; son, Craig Schaffer of Washington, D.C.; daughter, Diane Schaffer of Ashland, Ore.; three grandsons and two great-grandchildren. 

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Cargill MacMillan Jr.

Cargill MacMillan Jr.

March 29, 1927 - November 14, 2011

Cargill (Mac) MacMillan, Jr., age 84, passed away peacefully on November 14, 2011 from complications of Parkinson's disease, at his home in Indian Wells, California. Mac was the great-grandson of W.W. Cargill, the founder of Cargill, Inc., a privately held international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial, and industrial products and services. He was the son of Cargill MacMillan, past president of Cargill, and Pauline Whitney MacMillan. Born in Minneapolis, Mac grew up in Wayzata, Minnesota and attended the Blake School in Minneapolis. After high school he enlisted and served in the United States Air Force. He attended Yale University, graduating in 1950 with a Bachelor's degree in Economics. His career with Cargill, Inc. spanned 38 years. Mac began as a trainee in 1950, held positions in Buffalo, New York City, Chicago and Minneapolis. He is credited with the vision, design, and construction of the Cargill Office Center in Minnetonka, which is a home to over 1,850 employees. He served on the Cargill Board of Directors from 1963 to 1996 and chaired the Finance Committee. Throughout his life, Mac offered his time and talents to many organizations, serving on the boards of Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts, Twin Cities Public Television, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Macalester College, Greater Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce, United Way of the Minneapolis Area, the Johnson Institute, Northwestern National Bank of Minneapolis, Community First Bank, Minnesota Outward Bound School, and the YMCA. An avid outdoorsman, Mac loved fishing and hunting. He was also an athlete who enjoyed playing tennis and golf. Mac and his wife, Donna, shared a passion for travel and art, and together circled the globe acquiring art for their world renowned collection. Much of their collection has been donated to museums across the country. Mac is survived by his wife, Donna, and their six children, 24 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He is survived by his brother, Whitney; sister, Pauline; and former wife, Marnie. His sister, Alice, preceded him in death. Family members and friends are invited to a celebration of Cargill MacMillan, Jr.'s life at the Vintage Club on Sunday, December 11, at 3:00 P.M. 

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Walter Scott

Walter Scott

July 24, 1925 - August 18, 2011

Walter Scott, Jr., born and raised in Baltimore, died August 18th at his home in Palm Springs, California.

Born July 24, 1925, he was 86 years old. After graduating from McDonogh School in 1943, he went on to Duke University, graduating in 1945. He was an officer in the U. S. Navy for a brief period during WWII before going to Harvard Business School where he received his MBA in 1949.

Mr. Scott began his career in advertising in New York but settled back in Baltimore as President of Mrs. Filbert’s Margarine for many years while raising his family. He held other top managerial positions in Chicago, Indiana, and California before retiring to the Palo Alto area, where he was a co-founder of a prominent outplacement firm, Mulford, Moreland, Scott and Associates. He was a valued speaker and teacher for the American Management Association for 20 years, and is listed in “Who’s Who in America”.  Walter and his beloved wife of 25 years Helene have been living in Palm Springs for the last eleven years of his life.

Above all, Walter valued his special relationships with family and friends. He cherished those times he and Helene could spend with grandchildren and all those near and dear to him. Additionally he was an active consultant for corporate management and strategic development for numerous leading companies. During the 1980’s and 90’s, he especially loved working with West Marine, Inc. and became a member of their Board of Directors. As gifted as he was in business, he was even more beloved as a mentor and advisor on life’s issues and challenges. He loved offering words of wisdom and sharing his expertise whenever he could, with his unique blend of insight, intellect and humor.

Before his health began to decline, he enjoyed golf and was a regular back at the Baltimore Country Club. Unfortunately he contracted Parkinson’s disease in the early 2000’s and was forced to curtail many of his former activities, including some annual getaways with Helene to special, significant places.

Walter is pre-deceased by his wife and mother of his four children, Barbara Lou Main Scott (1925-1964). He is survived by his wife Helene Woolf Scott of Palm Springs, California, and son Stephen Scott (Merrilee), daughters Susan Scott Wheel (Eric) and Cynthia Scott Thomas (Tony), and son Christopher Scott (Prue). He has nine grandchildren, and is also survived by his sister Marjorie Beasley (Robert) of Baltimore.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Walter’s memory to:Parkinson’s Resource Organization
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Jack Freed Sexton

Jack Freed Sexton

October 16, 1949 - August 2, 2011

Jack Freed Sexton, 62, a longtime Laguna resident, died suddenly on Thursday, Aug. 2, after a valiant and courageous 26-year battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Sexton was born Oct. 16, 1949 in Inglewood. During his early years, his family moved to Laguna Beach.  Although life took him to other places, he always returned to his beloved Laguna.  He graduated from Laguna Beach High School and Atherton’s Menlo College, and for many years ran his own successful plumbing contracting business.  Sexton had many loves, including baseball, boating, water skiing, music, tennis, and walking around town.  A true Lagunatic, he could be found fishing and body surfing daily at Diver’s Cove, where he was known to clean the beach and entertain his many friends.  Despite the ravages of Parkinson’s disease, he managed to stay active and engaged in life.

Sexton was a loving husband and father.  He is survived by his devoted wife of 33 years, Peggy; and his daughter, Kate, 26, of Dana Point. He is also survived by his mother and father, Sue and Bob Agramonte; his brother, Mark; his sister and brother-in law, Chesi and Larry Kessler; and by nieces and nephews Megan, Lindsay, Bryan and Bradley. He was also well loved by his sisters- and brother-in-law, Ann Marie and Frank McGoldrick, and Jacqueline Hudak and family.  He was predeceased by his father, Jack Sexton Sr.

A funeral mass in celebration of his life will be held on Friday, Aug. 10, at 11 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Laguna Beach.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for medical research, www.michaeljfox.org, or the Parkinson’s Resource Organization for caregivers and their families, www.parkinsonsresource.org.

The family wishes to thank Sexton’s caregivers, Chantelle, Mischa, and Jeannie.

They also especially thank the community of Laguna Beach, who shared in the love and care of Sexton  through the years: the artists and patrons of the Sawdust Festival, city lifeguards, Adolfo’s, Pavilions, and Coast Hardware, to name just a few.  Even when by himself, he was never alone in his beloved Laguna.

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Carole Ann Wagner

Carole Ann Wagner

September 11, 1941 - June 22, 2011

Carole Ann Wagner of Indian Wells, Calif. passed away at home on June 22, 2011. Carole was born in Antigo, Wis. on September 11, 1941. After completing high school she decided to come to California for all it offered. She turned to real estate as a career and soon became a leader in the field. She started in the Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach area of Los Angeles. She bought, sold, and managed apartment buildings and expanded throughout California. She made many friends along the way. Her outgoing ways and careful investments helped many of those friends reach financial success.

She is survived by her long time business partner and friend, Michael Wood of Palm Desert, Calif.; her brother, Tom (Linda) Wagner of Tavares, Fla.; sisters, Kaye (Larry) Aiken of La Quinta, Calif. and Darlene (Ernie) Koprek of Eagle River, Wis.; as well as several nieces and nephews. Carole traveled extensively worldwide and is well remembered by most who met her, even briefly. She was one of those personalities. Before succumbing to Parkinson's disease she said she had no regrets and had done most of what she wanted with the time she was given. 

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Dr. Amir H. Mohajerin

Dr. Amir H. Mohajerin

August 23, 1932 - April 28, 2011

It is with great sadness that the family of Dr. Amir H. Mohajerin announces his passing on Thursday, April 28, 2011, his 48th wedding anniverary, at the age of 78. 
 
Amir lived and worked in the Eugene-Springfield area for 31 years and is the founder of the Dermatology Clinic of Springfield.

Amir was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. After graduating from medical school in 1960, he left Iran to do his internship in Canada. In 1962, he came to Madison, Wisconsin for his dermatology residency. In 1963, he married his childhood sweetheart, Shokouh. In 1966, they returned to Canada. They visited Eugene, Oregon in 1974, fell in love with the beauty of the area, and subsequently moved there to raise their family. Amir became an American citizen in 1987.

Amir was active in the Kiwanis Club of Springfield and the Oregon Dermatology Society. In his free time, Amir loved gardening, painting, and sculpting. He was a talented artist and accomplished writer. He published the Mohajerin geneology (2002), Unforgettable Words of Wisdom (2005), and Suffering Genius (2006). He was a member of the Baha’i faith. His family, friends, and patients knew him as a man of great integrity, generosity, and kindness.

Amir retired in 1997. In 2004, they moved to Manhattan Beach, California to be close to their son.  He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Shokouh, son Francis of Manhattan Beach, California, daughter Lena of Portland, Oregon, and four granddaughters.

In accordance with Amir's wishes, no services will be held. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Amir Houshang Mohajerin, MD, FAAD to the Parkinsons Resource Organization 74-090 El Paseo Suite 104, Palm Desert Ca. 92260

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Richard I. Belman

Richard I. Belman

June 19, 1933 - April 13, 2011

Richard Belman of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA and formerly of Willimantic, CT and Key Biscayne, FL, passed away in Long Beach, CA on April 13, 2011. Richard was the son of Abraham Belman and Celia R. (Cohen) Belman Rosow.
 
He was born on June 19, 1933 and grew up in Willimantic, CT and attended Windham High School, graduating from Tilton School in Tilton, New Hampshire. Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Europe. Upon his discharge, Richard earned a Bachelor of Sciences degree from the University of Hartford before moving to Miami Beach, FL where he taught elementary school. In the early 1960’s he relocated to Los Angeles, where he resided for most of the remainder of his life. Richard received his doctorate and was employed as a teacher, counselor and principal in a number of skill and occupational training centers operated by the Los Angeles Unified School District. He returned briefly to Florida to care for his mother in her later years; however, his primary home remained in Rancho Palos Verdes.

Richard is survived by his brother, James Belman of San Rafael, CA; his step-brother, Norman Rosow of Avon, CT; his nephew, Miles Dunn of East Haven, CT; his nieces Nancy Tulin of Berlin, CT and Joanne Hoffman of North Haven, CT; as well as cousins and numerous friends throughout the United States. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Barbara Belman Dunn.

Richard’s family and friends wish to thank his caregivers who made his final months more comfortable. All arrangements will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the “Richard Belman Memorial” at Parkinson’s Resource Organization; 74-478 Hwy 111, #102; Palm Desert, CA 92260.

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Francis "Frank" Jaskulski

Francis "Frank" Jaskulski

March 21, 1929 - December 16, 2010

Francis "Frank" Jaskulski, 81, of Lakeview entered into rest on December 16, 2010. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Carol Jaskulski. Also surviving are their five children, Wanda and Wesley Harris, Frank and Brenda Jaskulski, Carla and Loren Whitney, Diane Jaskulski, and Robert Jaskulski; five grandchildren, Gregory, Geoffrey, and Rebekah Harris, Michael Whitney, and Denise Snow; a great granddaughter, Laura Snow; a sister, Irene Welch; brothers-in-law Harry, Lewis, Thomas, and Jack Cramer; and numerous nieces and nephews. Frank was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the US Army. He retired from Canron Construction, Conklin, NY in 1995. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, football, amusement parks, and loved his family.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 18, 2010 at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Hallstead, PA. Spring interment with military honors will be in Lakeview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Friday. 

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Dr. S. Jerome Tamkin Memorial Fund

Dr. S. Jerome Tamkin Memorial Fund

April 19, 1926 - November 29, 2010

Dr. S. Jerome Tamkin died peacefully at his home in Pacific Palisades on November 29, 2010, of complications from Parkinson's disease.

He was born in Los Angeles on April 19, 1926 to Thelma and William Tamkin.

He was exceptional as a young student, and was particularly interested in science and engineering. He was involved in the invention of an electronic device to detect dangerous gas, preventing explosions on naval vessels. He was one of our military's youngest commissioned officers, working at the Naval Research Laboratories in Washington, DC at the age of 18 during World War II. He attended and taught at University of Southern California and University of California at Los Angeles and ultimately achieved a PhD studying and researching mechanical and chemical engineering. 

Entering the industrial sector with his extensive educational qualifications, Dr. Tamkin enjoyed a diverse career path as he performed engineering and management work for firms such as U.S. Rubber, Wilco and Waste King. 

Dr. Tamkin was a founding director of American Medical International. With his father, he founded TGT Petroleum in Kansas, where he has continuously served as its chairman.

He became a prolific, successful investor, particularly in real estate and petroleum.

In the post war era Dr. Tamkin he served as a Civil Defense coordinator responsible for administering over 1,000 other volunteers. He later held a position on the Board of Directors of the Crime Prevention Advisory Council for the Los Angeles Police Department and was one of the founders of the successful "DARE" program targeting youth drug abuse. 

Dr. Tamkin became an extremely active philanthropist. An Eagle Scout, he partnered with his wife, Judith, in supporting Boy Scouts of America and related programs. Dr. Tamkin and his father formed the Tamkin Foundation, where he served as its chairman. Some of his abundant generosity was directed to the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, Cedars Sinai, UCI medical school, UCLA medical school and hospital (where he served as a board member), Betty Ford Center, countless Jewish and secular educational and outreach institutions, and hundreds of individual charities.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Judith, his brother Jack, sons Steven Tamkin and Dr. Gary Tamkin, daughters Sherry Catlett and Windy Litvak, grandsons Evan Harmon, Andrew Litvak and William Tamkin, granddaughters Erin Campbell , Lina Litvak, Emily Tamkin and Megan Tamkin, great granddaughter Jenna Campbell, Nephew Douglas Tamkin, and cousins Robert Rich, Kenneth Rich, Errol Kader, and Donald Kader.

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Darlene Kirshner

Darlene Kirshner

July 27, 1936 - October 26, 2010

Darlene Mary Kirshner is finally at peace after a long and difficult illness causing severe dementia. Darlene passed away on October 26, 2010. Darlene enjoyed entertaining her friends, singing, music, and attending and participating in theatrical events. She will be remembered by dear friends for embracing them in her gracious and loving manner. How lucky are the angels to have her join their choir. She is survived by her husband, Mervyn, sons Shaun and Shea, grandchildren Nicole, Geneva, Kyle, and Giles, and sister Dorothy Van Zeyl.

Our family is grateful for all the care, love, and comfort are given to Darlene by Rebecca Wilson, her caregivers at Helena House in Tustin, and Hospice of California. Donations may be made in her memory to Parkinson's Resource Organization, 74-785 Highway 111, #208, Palm Desert, CA 92210. Services Sunday, October 31 at 1:00 pm in the Mount Sinai Chapel, Mount Sinai Memorial Parks & Mortuaries, 5950 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles (Hollywood Hills) 1-800-600-0076.

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