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Charles Bredall

Charles Bredall

March 3, 1919 - November 12, 2007

Passed away on November 12th, 2007 at his home in Thousand Oaks with his family at his side. Charles “Chris” Bredall was born on March 3rd, 1919 in Overland, MO. He is survived by his loving wife, Gladys “Eve” Bredall, daughter Donna, sons Rick and Bill, grandchildren Janae, Kiera, Brianne, Kevin, Sarah, Mark Alan and Johnny and great-grandchildren Jordan and Justin.

Chris was a wonderful, loving, reliable father and husband. Deeply devoted to his wife, Eve, they were happily married for sixty-five years. Constantly one another’s companion, they hosted many parties in their warm and well-decorated home. They freely shared their love, humor and life stories, educating us all in the importance of friends and family.

Chris had remarkable drive, ambition and optimism. He was a self-taught pianist and builder, and a brilliant engineer.

Chris started his Engineering career during World War II at the U.S. Naval Research Lab. He spent a short time in the Navy working at the rank of Chief Perry Officer. In 1950, he earned a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland and graduated with Tau Beta Phi and Phi Kappa Phi honors. Armed with his college degree, Chris pursued his passion of Electrical Engineering by working for well known companies such as RCA, Packard Bell and IBM. In 1961, Chris began his employment with the Aerospace Corporation where he continued for over 25 years.

Funeral Services will be held at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, 5801 Kanan Road, Westlake Village with a private burial service the following day.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Parkinsons Resource Organization may be made in his name www.ParkinsonsResource.org

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Alan F. Cohn

Alan F. Cohn

March 6, 1932 - September 5, 2007

COHN, M.D., ALAN F. Dr. Alan F. Cohn passed away peacefully at home on September 5, 2007 at the age of 75 with his wife, Bonnie, at his side. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Louise Huff McClure, M.D.; and brother, Bertram Cohn, M.D. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he graduated from Boys' High, Columbia University and the Universite de Geneve Medical School in Switzerland. Interning at Cedars Sinai Hospital, he completed a residency in internal medicine at Harbor General Hospital. At age 55, he completed a fellowship in cardiology at St. Mary's Hospital in Long Beach, CA. Beloved and appreciated by his many patients, Dr. Cohn practiced internal medicine and cardiology in the South Bay for over 40 years and was active on the medical staff at Torrance Memorial Hospital and Little Company of Mary Hospital. A long-time resident of Hermosa Beach, CA, he loved sailing in the Caribbean and New England as well as to Catalina Island. He was well known for his dry sense of humor and wide grin, and after retirement was a familiar sight walking on The Strand. Family and friends were central to his life. His robust health and energy were seriously compromised during the last seven years of his life due to Parkinsons' disease. Dr. Cohn is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie Mercer Cohn; a brother, David Cohn, of Santa Fe, New Mexico; his daughter, Deborah Cohn Hoshide, of Capt. Cook, Hawaii; and his eldest son, Aaron Cohn, M.D., of Harlingen, Texas. He took great pleasure visiting his second son, Joel Cohn, M.D., and daughter-in-law, Karen, of Okemos, Michigan; and Nicholas, Emily and Rachel, his treasured grandchildren. A private cremation and celebration of his life are planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Parkinson's Resource Organization, 74090 El Paseo, Suite, 102, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (www.parkinsonsresource.org) Please go to the mortuary's website, www.LAfuneral.com to send the family a message or to share a memory. Rice Mortuary Torrance, CA 310-792-7599

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Barbara Sue (Kaplan) Mallut

Barbara Sue (Kaplan) Mallut

November 20, 1942 - August 12, 2007

Barbara’s long journey with Parkinson’s came to an end on August 12th, 2007. Many people in the PRO world came to know and love her as a supportive, thoughtful, caring ear and voice for those suffering with Parkinson’s. Her postings on the Internet can be followed as far back as 1995 and back to the BBS days before the takeoff of the Internet. Her regularly scheduled dinners and volunteer work at the Encino Hospital, in support of this disease, gave hope and a sense of normalcy for those living with Parkinson’s. Through her involvement, she could see her future and met it with dignity and humor.

Supporting people with Parkinson’s was a big part of life from her mid 40’s, but before that she was known for being the creative and talented mother to daughters, Sandra and Jamie, and loving sister to Margie. She was an amazing artist, landscape designer, avid book reader, and cat lover.

Our prayers go out to her and that she is finally at peace. Her four-year-old grandson, Ryan, hopes she enjoys heaven and gets to see G-D.

A memorial will be planned in the near future. To be contacted, please send an Email to memoryofbarbaramallut@yahoo.com.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to www.parkinsonsresource.org to the Barbara Mallut Memorial Fund.

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Irving Green

Irving Green

May 8, 1921 - May 21, 2007

Loving husband, father, and grandfather, died May 21, 2007 at age 86. Predeceased by son Gary and daughter Jill. Irving is survived by his wife Janet, son Mark, daughter-in-law Debra, and grandson, Sam. Irv and Jan shared a happy marriage for over 64 years.

Irv will be remembered by his family and many friends for his openness to new ideas, dry sense of humor, and bravery in coping with Parkinson’s disease. His lifelong passion for business and ethics helped build the Century Plastics partnership into the success it is today. Most of all, Irv will be remembered for his steadfast generosity of spirit, thoughtfulness, and consideration toward everyone he met throughout his life.

Funeral services were held Friday , May 25, 2007. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes contributions be made to: Parkinsons Resource Organization: www.ParkinsonsResource.org

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Howard Goodwin

Howard Goodwin

July 30, 1926 - May 2, 2007

Howard Goodwin, 80, of Rancho Mirage, CA passed away on May 2, 2007 in Rancho Mirage, CA of advanced Parkinson’s Disease. He was born on July 30, 1926 to Ernest Heckel Goodwin and Francis Murphy in Boligie, AL. He married Elyse Del Francia on July 6, 2003 in Treasure Island, FL. Howard was part of the founding business men who developed the tour & travel industry to Las Vegas from the early 60’s to his retirement in 2002.He was a member of the Hotel Sales & Marketing Association Skal, the Las Vegas Country Club and most recently the Palm Springs Downtown Merchants Association. He served in the Navy from 1943-1947 as a Flagman in WWII.

Howard is survived by his wife, Elyse Del Francia-Goodwin of Rancho Mirage, CA; daughters, Nowell Burne of Whitefish, MT and Holly Goodwin of Moreno Valley, CA; and 5 grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2007 at Copy Katz Showroom in Palm Springs, CA. Inurnment will be at 1:00 p.m. on May 31, 2007 at Hollywood Cemetery, Hot Springs, AR. Arrangements are being handled by Hollywood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to The Howard Goodwin Memorial Fund at The Parkinson’s Resource Organization:
www.ParkinsonsResource.org

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Alan Rosen

Alan Rosen

July 13, 1925 - April 29, 2007

Alan Rosen, FAIA prided himself in his personal involvement in many architectural projects, including the renowned Hollywood Bowl, Reunion Tower (Dallas, TX), the Fluor Project (Irvine CA), Tripler Hospital, (Oahu, HI), Terminal One (LAX), Security Pacific National Bank Buildings (CA) and Bullock’s Department Stores.

Alan Rosen was born to Saul and Mae Campbell Rosen, July 13, 1925 in Chicago, Ill. In 1947, after his WWII European tour of duty, he married his childhood sweetheart, Mildred Weinstein, the mother of his three children, who died April, 1976. In 1947 Mr. Rosen joined the architectural firm of Welton Becket, becoming a licensed architect in 1956 and a Fellow in the American Institute of Architecture in 1984. He retired as Director of the Los Angeles office in 1989. He died from advanced Parkinson’s disease April 29, 2007.

Soon after his retirement in 1989, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. It says much about his character, that rather than give in to the disease as so many do, he instead became heavily involved in helping manage the effects of this devastating illness on caregivers and their families, the oft-forgotten victims. Along with his wife Jo and others, he was one of the founders of the 501(c)(3) charity of Parkinson’s Resource Organization. As an active participant in the first psycho-social organization in the Parkinson’s world, he was an Integral part of the organization that for 18 years has helped over 7,000 families affected by Parkinson’s.

And while his iconic architecture is an achievement to be proud of, it is his contributions to the lives of thousands of fellow sufferers of Parkinson’s that left the world a better and more caring place.

Today we remember him as the beloved husband, loving father, adoring grandfather and dear brother. Private burial services are being held at Mount Sinai Memorial Parks, Hollywood Hills. Memorial Services being arranged in Palm Desert, CA.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the Alan Rosen Founders Memorial Fund at Parkinson’s Resource Organization, 74-090 El Paseo, Suite 102, Palm Desert, CA 92260 www.parkinsonsresource.org.

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Peter V. Herald

Peter V. Herald

December 20, 1920 - February 17, 2007

Perhaps best known for his work in National Lampoon’s Animal House and National Lampoon’s Class Reunion, or in still Top Selling film from 1978 “Foul Play” starring Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase, Hollywood Producer, Peter V. Herald died from complications of Parkinson’s disease this week. Services are being held Saturday, February 24, 2007. In lieu of flowers the family prefers donation to the Parkinson’s Resource organization.

Mr. Herald is survived by his daughter Tori (Robert) Knepper, son Michael (Holly) Herald, and 3 adorable grandchildren.

Parkinson’s Resource Organization is honored that the Herald family chose us to be the recipients of the Peter V. Herald Memorial Fund.

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In Memoriam
Margaret Jerram
In Memoriam

Margaret Jerram

June 13, 1920 - January 19, 2007

Margaret Nelle Krueger Jerram 1920-2007 Margaret Nelle Krueger Jerram was born in Faith, South Dakota on June 13, 1920, to Otto Krueger and Emma Madge Horton Krueger and passed away on January 19, 2007, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, John; son, Richard; parents; brothers, Claire, David, and Jim; and sister, Anne. She is survived by her daughters: Barbara Mitche ll Fullwood (Leo), Jonelle Jerram Parker (Tim), Valerie Jerram, Susan Jerram (Michael) and Dexter Dyer; sister, Ellen Donica; grandchildren: Christine and Michael, John, Rick, and Jana, Melissa and Rich, Alexandra, Seth; great-grandchild: Sean, Trevor, Hannah and Olivia; and her many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held today, Tuesday, January 23 at 10 am at McKenzie Memorial Chapel, 3843 E. Anaheim St, Long Beach. McKenzie Mortuary (562) 961-9301

 

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James Lannert

James Lannert

November 21, 1926 - May 6, 2006

James W. Lannert, age 79 years, of Oswego, IL, died Saturday, May 6, 2006 at Alden Courts of Waterford in Aurora, IL. He was born November 21, 1926 in Chicago, IL, the son of the late William H. and Margaret (nee Flynn) Lannert.
Jim was employed as a mechanical engineer at Maytag, Whirlpool, All-Steel, G.F. Business Equipment and Lyon Medal Products, prior to his retirement in 1990. He was a graduate of Purdue University in 1949 as well as a member of the Alumni Club. He was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church in Oswego, IL, the Rush-Copley Healthplex and a long time volunteer at Rush-Copley Medical Center serving the needs of others.
Jim is survived by his wife, Ann (nee Schirra), whom he married on March 22, 1946 at Fort Leavenworth, KS; five children; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grand children.
Visitation will take place on Tuesday, May 9, 2006 from 3 to 7 PM at the McKeown-Dunn Funeral Home, Ltd. & Cremation Services at 210 Madison St. in Oswego, IL. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM at St. Anne Catholic Church, 851 Boulder Hill Pass in Oswego, IL on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 by Rev. Dan Stempora celebrant. Burial will take place at Pearce Cemetery Oswego, IL.

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In Memoriam
Donald Kroll
In Memoriam

Donald Kroll

April 23, 1944 - April 19, 2006

Donald Kroll Donald Kroll, born April 23, 1944, to Elizabeth and Ferdinand Kroll, died April 19, 2006, at Alamitos Belmont Rehabilitation Hospital in Long Beach. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Sandra; daughter, Katie Kroll; sister, Carol Kerr; and nieces, nephews, an aunt, uncles, and cousins.

Don grew up in Los Angeles, Downey, and Garden Grove, graduated from Rancho Alamitos High School, completed a Bachelor's degree at California State University Long Beach and a Master's at San Diego State University. From 1966 to 1999 he was employed by the Long Beach Unified School District as a teacher aide, teacher, librarian, and library-media specialist at Tincher and Edison Elementary Schools, Stevens Junior High School, and Millikan and Wilson High Schools.

During his career Don was a member of several professional organizations, including the English Council of Long Beach and Long Beach School Librarians Association, both of which he served as president; and the American Federation of Teachers and Teachers Association of Long Beach. He was also active in Friends of the Long Beach Public Library, serving on the Blanche Collins Forum. As a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach (UUCLB), he served on various committees, taught Sunday school, and assisted in many of the programs. With his daughter, he was involved in Indian Princesses at the YMCA for a number of years. 

His enjoyment of music was a recurring theme in Don's life. One of his great joys was leading groups of adults and children in song on his cherished Martin guitar. He spent countless hours listening to his extensive record collection and many evenings in concert halls, enjoying a variety of musical styles, from heavy symphonic music and opera to rock'n'roll and folk. Don took great pleasure in performing in front of a group, and found venues around campfires, at his church and church camp, and in schools. For several years he belonged to his church's choir, participating with them in the Mozart Festival Choir, and he sang with the choir at his church's General Assembly. Don enjoyed other performance opportunities in addition to singing. Many of his friends remember his hilarious performance as "Trudy the Bag Lady," a Lily Tomlin invention. For that, he was billed as "Don Kroll in drag." Don loved spending time outdoors, whether it was in the backyard or on camping trips with family and friends. With his family, he enjoyed extensive U.S. travel including more than one cross-country road trip, as well as travel to Europe, Canada, and Mexico.

He treasured his home and enjoyed handiwork and small repairs, which gave him a sense of satisfaction. He had a strong interest in film and photography. He was a generous person and loved to share whatever he had with other people - whether it was a piece of pie, a Randy Newman CD, or something larger, such as his home or his talent. He was easy-going and mellow, always eager to honor others' wishes rather than impose his own agenda. His kind wit and welcoming smile will be dearly missed by his many friends who remember him as both a gentleman and a very "gentleman."

Don's family requests that donations go to Friends of the Library, 101 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802; or to UUCLB: Music Special Fund, 5450 Atherton Street, Long Beach, CA 90815; or to Parkinson's Resource Organization (Donald Kroll Memorial Fund), 74-090 El Paseo, Suite 102, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4135.

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