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Quentin Edgar Vivian Rance

Quentin Edgar Vivian Rance

March 22, 1935 - January 14, 2016

Quentin Edgar Vivian Rance  March 22, 1935 - January 14, 2016

Quentin passed away at the age of 80 on January 14th, 2016, in Encino, California, after a courageous 23-year battle with Parkinson's disease.

He was born in St. Albans, England to Herbert Leonard and Irene Ann (née Haynes) Rance. A multi-award winning competitive cyclist in his youth, he served in the Royal Air Force between 1953-1955. After art school, he began his career in interior design at Dickeson & French, Ltd of Eastbourne. Named design director for famed Austro-Hungarian architect & interior designer Laszlo Hoenig, Quentin oversaw multiple high-profile assignments including the Canadian Embassy in London, and a 147-foot yacht owned by President Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines. In 1973, he launched Quentin Rance Interiors, Ltd, designing and executing the remodeling of the Ugandan High Commission in London, serving corporate clients and overseeing numerous high-end residential projects around the world. Relocating to Los Angeles in 1981 with his wife, the singer India Adams, he continued his successful interior design practice throughout Southern California. Quentin appeared several times on HGTV's "Designers' Challenge", and had work featured in many books and magazines.

Affiliations included: Fellow Chartered Society of Designers (England); ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) where he became one of the first designers to be certified by the State of California; and the Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine, an international wine society.

Quentin is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years India, and his loving family: his son Steve (and wife Cindy), stepsons Brian (and wife Lizza), and Zane, grandchildren Dean, Jasmin and Hugo, and his brother Raymond (and wife Cynthia). Loved by many, respected by all. In lieu of flowers, please contribute in his name to www.ParkinsonsResource.org.

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Ray Diller

Ray Diller

February 3, 1936 - January 1, 2016

February 3, 1936-January 1, 2016  Ray Diller, 79, passed away peacefully on New Year's Day after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Ray was a graduate of Los Angeles High and received his B.A. from Cal. State at Los Angeles. His stock brokerage career spanned over 50 years with several major investment banking firms where he was a "super star". His clients literally numbered in the hundreds, both institutional and personal; and regardless of their worth or size, each received the same incisive advice with the utmost professionalism. He loved the market, and it was not only his work, it was his overriding passion.

Ray was most of all, a family man. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mimi, who he adored. Their lifetime love affair was a wonderful role model for their 2 children, Joey (Sarena), Shelby (Kevin) and grandchildren Gabrielle, Lindsay, Toby and Naomi. He is also survived by his brother Erwin, many wonderful nieces and nephews and was preceded in death by his sister Shirley.

Ray was a "good guy", a Mensch in the true meaning of that word, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Funeral services will be private. There will be a memorial in the near future and family and friends will be advised of time and place. The family requests that for those who want to make a tribute in Ray's honor that they do so to:

The Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging
7150 Tampa Ave. Reseda, CA 91335

OR

Parkinson's Resource Organization
74090 El Paseo #104 Palm Desert, CA 92260

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Harry Benjamin Parkhurst

Harry Benjamin Parkhurst

May 24, 1937 - December 8, 2015

Harry Benjamin Parkhurst (1937 - 2015)

Long time desert resident and retired local business owner passed away peacefully at his home on December 8, 2015 at the age of 78 after a long struggle with Parkinson's Disease.

Harry was born in Schenectady, New York on May 24, 1937 to Raymond Parkhurst and Anna Cooke. He spent most of his life in Southern California where he graduated from Redondo Beach High School, Claremont McKenna College and the American Institute of Foreign Trade.

He served as a LTJG in the U.S. Navy. He married Ann Pasmann on July 16, 1966 in Indiana.

Harry had a passion for art, photography and cooking. He will be remembered for his unusual collections of brass doorknobs and hose nozzles.

He was a man of many occupations, from representative of NIBCO in Belgium to winemaker merchant in Indiana to later finalizing his career in the printing industry as owner of Printing Solutions in Palm Desert.

He is survived by his wife Ann of Palm Desert and daughter Maura Parkhurst of Seattle, Washington. He was proceeded in death by his parents, daughter Laura and brother James.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Parkinson's Resource Organization, 74-478 Hwy 111, #102, Palm Desert, CA 92260.

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Richard Tuchscherer

Richard Tuchscherer

May 5, 1930 - October 27, 2015

Richard N. Tuchscherer, 85, of Pleasant Prairie, Wis., died peacefully on Oct. 27, 2015, at Kenosha Memorial Hospital.

He was born on May 5, 1930, in Chicago, Ill., son of the late Pauline and Ralph Tuchscherer.

He married Rosemary (Whitson) Tuchscherer on May 7, 1960.

He was drafted into the United States Army in 1951, and served as a Corporal in an artillery unit in Korea from 1952-1953.

After the war, Dick studied journalism at University of Chicago – Navy Pier and University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. He had a long and distinguished career in his field at WKRS Radio in Waukegan, Ill., (24 years) and The News-Sun in Waukegan, Ill., (14 years). In the years preceding his retirement in 1997, Dick mentored students from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Dick was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Kenosha, Wis. During his life he enjoyed reading, jogging and travelled all over the world.

He is survived by his wife, Rosemary; his two daughters, Ann (Ron) Rude of Peoria, Ill., and Paula (Todd) Tuchscherer-Jones of Milwaukee, Wis.; and one grandchild, William Richard Rude of Peoria, Ill. Further survived by one brother, Donald (Irene) Tuchscherer of Chicago, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Ralph and Thomas Tuchscherer, and his sister, Margaret Tuchscherer.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Hospice Advantage as well as the doctors and staff of the Kenosha Veterans Administration.

Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 7307 40th Ave, Kenosha, Wis., on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 11 a.m. A visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass. Internment at All Saints Mausoleum at a later date.

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Jeremy P. Tharcher

Jeremy P. Tharcher

January 2, 1932 - September 20, 2015

Jeremy P. Tarcher, who four decades ago founded the publishing house that bears his name, specializing in nonfiction books on health, psychology, and New Age spirituality, died on Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 83. The cause was complications of Parkinson’s disease, his companion, Harriet Stuart, said.

Founded in Los Angeles in the early 1970s, the house, known early on as J.P. Tarcher, is today part of the Tarcher Perigee imprint of Penguin Random House, based in New York. Mr. Tarcher remained with the company until 1996.

Over the years, Tarcher published many bestsellers, among them “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” (1979), by Betty Edwards, which marries neuroscience and art instruction; the advice book “Women Who Love Too Much” (1985), by Robin Norwood; and “The Faith of George W. Bush” (2003), by Stephen Mansfield.

Another best-seller, “Seven Years in Tibet,” a memoir by the Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer, originally published in German in 1952 and issued by Tarcher in 1982, became a feature film in 1997, starring Brad Pitt.

Jeremy Phillip Tarcher was born on Jan. 2, 1932, in Manhattan and reared there on Central Park West. His father, Jack, ran his own advertising agency and was later a vice president of the Madison Avenue powerhouse Doyle Dane Bernbach.

His mother, the former Mary Brager, was a criminal lawyer who became an executive of the Legal Aid Society. His sister Judith grew up to become the best-selling novelist Judith Krantz. (Her novels are issued by the Crown Publishing Group.)

After graduating from the Horace Mann School in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, Mr. Tarcher earned a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Md.; during the Korean War, he was stationed with the Army in Paris. He later studied Eastern philosophy in India before settling in Los Angeles.

Mr. Tarcher married the television puppeteer and children’s author Shari Lewis in 1958 and went on to publish some of her books, including “The Kids-Only Club Book” (1976). He and Ms. Lewis also collaborated on the script for “The Lights of Zetar,” an episode of “Star Trek,” first broadcast in 1969, in which the crew of the Enterprise is overtaken by a malign alien storm.

Ms. Lewis died at 65 in 1998. His second wife, whom Mr. Tarcher’s family declined to name, also died before him. Besides his companion, Ms. Stuart, and his sister, Ms. Krantz, his survivors include a daughter from his first marriage, Mallory, who now uses the surname Lewis in tribute to her mother; and a grandson.

Tarcher’s other well-known books include “The Aquarian Conspiracy” (1980), a guide to New Age consciousness-raising by Marilyn Ferguson; “Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class” (1978), by Bikram Choudhury, with Bonnie Jones Reynolds; “Quitting the Nairobi Trio” (2000), a memoir of mental illness by Jim Knipfel; and “The United States of Wal-Mart” (2005), an exploration of the company by John Dicker.

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Ruth Zarider

Ruth Zarider

June 5, 1931 - September 10, 2015

Ruth Zarider (84) passed away on Thursday September 10th at Northridge Memorial Hospital with her husband Frank Zarider at her side.

Ruth was born in Los Angeles, California on June 5, 1931 to David and Yetta Nessenbaum and has one brother Myron and one sister Charlene. She grew up in Los Angeles attending Dorsey High, UCLA, Cal State Northridge, and received a graduate degree in special education from Northeastern.

She spent 35 years teaching in the LAUSD. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Frank, their children David, Bob and Karen and their spouses Barbara, Fran (2010) and Jeff. Ruth had three passions in life; travel, the continuous quest for learning, and telling others especially her grandchildren, Matthew, Evan (and his wife Maddie), Zachary, Nate, Hanna and Melissa about all her experiences. She will be missed by her entire circle of family and friends.

An open house beginning at 3 PM and a memorial ceremony beginning at 7 PM will be held October 3, 2015 at 9128 Cresta Drive, Los Angeles, CA  90035.
  
To carry on her legacy, the family suggests donations be made in her memory to Parkinson's Resource Organization using the form below. Donations may also be mailed to Parkinson's Resource Organization, 74-478 Highway 111, #102, Palm Desert, Ca 92260.

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Anthony Michael "Tony" Vitti

Anthony Michael "Tony" Vitti

May 8, 1943 - September 2, 2015

Anthony Micheal "Tony" Vitti, 72, died September 2, 2015, in Newport Beach, California. He was born May 8, 1943, in Stamford, Connecticut to John Terenzio Vitti and Philomena "Fannie" Buzzeo Vitti. He attended St. John's Parochial School and Stamford High School. Tony graduated in the Class of 1965, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, earning a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. Tony graduated Summa Cum Laude from the San Fernando Valley College of Law in 1970, finishing first in his class. In addition, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (L.H.D) to distinguish his years of exemplary service to the California State University Board of Trustees. During his tenure, he served as a Board member, Co-Chair, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He was first appointed to the CSU Board by Governor George Deukmajian in 1989 and subsequently reappointed by Governor Pete Wilson in 1997. Tony has been a highly successful practicing attorney since 1971.

An accomplished leader in numerous business enterprises including Legacy Development Company and Golden West Capital Group. Co-founded Commerce Bank in 1979. Established several real estate and financial firms in California including Legacy Financial, Fidelity Financial's subsidiary- Manchester Development Company, Hanover Pacific Bank, and Premier Commercial Bancorp. Drawing upon his extensive legal and business savvy, Tony provided intuitive and trustworthy advice for countless entities. Always impeccably dressed, he had a style all his own. A born leader. a true gentleman, a friend to many, Tony was known for his sensational sense of humor. His battle with Parkinson's was a truly brave and honorable one, void of the complaint.

He is survived by his family, Jan Vitti (Rubel); daughter, Kristen (Justin) Pierce; son, John (Lauren) Vitti; grandchildren, Noah Pierce, Presley Pierce, Stella Vitti, and Jack Vitti (unborn). He is also survived by his brother, Michael Dante of Rancho Mirage, California; sisters, Rose Sette, Yolande Horan, and Carolyn Trachtenburg of Connecticut. Also survived by nephews, Ricky Horan, John Sette, nieces Debbie Ferrer and Mary Sette.

Services will be held October 2, 2015, at 2 PM at Pacific View Memorial Park, 3500 Pacific View Drive, Corona Del Mar, California

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Charles E. Rogers (Chuck) Rogers

Charles E. Rogers (Chuck) Rogers

June 1, 1929 - June 8, 2015

Charles E. (Chuck) Rogers of Palm Desert passed away at home Monday June 8 from complications from Parkinson's with his family by his side. He was born in Aberdeen, WA on June 1, 1929. He lived in Bellevue, WA until he retired as a manufacturer's rep in food service equipment. He moved to the desert in 1993. Everyone who met Chuck loved him. He kept his sense of humor until the end. He is survived by his wife of 65 years Brita, his daughter Karen Anschell (Ed), and sons Fred (Juliann), and Larry, and five grandchildren. A memorial will be held in October.

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Joseph (Joe) Mason

Joseph (Joe) Mason

December 11, 1941 - April 15, 2015

Missed every day, always loved.

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Louis A. Reisman

Louis A. Reisman

- March 25, 2015

Beloved husband of Joanie. Loving father of Julie Reisman (Scott Feldman) and Lauren (Jeff) Polak. Adored grandfather of Ethan, Alexa and Sophia. Also survived by his brother Cary (Suzanne) Reisman and sister Debra Moldovan.

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Parkinson's Resource Organization
74785 Highway 111
Suite 208
Indian Wells, CA 92210

Local Phone
(760) 773-5628

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Updated: August 16, 2017