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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.

Remembering Catherine L. “Cash” (Joyce) Remery

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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.

Remembering Robert James Hart

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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.

Remembering Patricia “Pat” McIntosh

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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.

Remembering Robert G. McAlister

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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.

Remembering Gordon Elmer Madru

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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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David L. Hand

David L. Hand

October 28, 1930 - April 21, 2013

David Lee Hand died peacefully in Rancho Mirage, CA on April 21, 2013 after a long, valiant battle with Parkinson's. He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia, children Heather Rider, Sean Hand, and Bronwyn Droog, three grandchildren, one great grandson, 3 brothers, numerous loving relatives and many dear friends. Preceded in death by his parents Robert & Annie and brothers Robert & Fred. He will be missed terribly by all. "A golden heart has stopped beating, a determined spirit is at rest." God has broken our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.

Contributions may be made in his memory to the Parkinson's Resource Organization, 74-090 El Paseo, Suite 104, Palm Desert, CA 92260   Phone: 760-773-5628.

Remembering David L. Hand

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Marcus Richard “Dick” Mabee

Marcus Richard “Dick” Mabee

March 8, 1936 - March 12, 2013

Marcus Richard "Dick passed away peacefully on March 12, 2013 in Stuart, FL at the age of 77 after a two-decade battle against Parkinson's disease.  

Born in Albany, he was descended from early Dutch settlers in the upstate area, a proud distinction that inspired his lifelong love of New York State history. Before moving to Florida in 2001, he donated much of his extensive book collection to the 1700s-era Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam Village, the oldest standing home in the Mohawk Valley.  His many interests included music, travel and fishing, particularly in Ontario's Temagami region.  He is survived by his loving wife Johanna; his son Marcus Jacob "Jake"; his sister Nancy Mabee (Roger) Flagg; and a niece and three nephews.

Contributions may be made in his memory to the Parkinson's Resource Organization, 74-090 El Paseo, Suite 104, Palm Desert, CA 92260   Phone: 760-773-5628.

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Edmund H. Blum

Edmund H. Blum

January 15, 1927 - January 15, 2013

Edmund H. Blum, 86, asleep in Jesus, Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Beloved husband of Susan (Selle) for 56 years; loving father of Beth (Bruce) Goll and Linda (Nick) Schneider; grandfather of three, uncle, brother-in-law and friend to many. Ed served in the Merchant Marines in World War II and in the Army in the Korean War.

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

Local Phone
(760) 773-5628

Toll-Free Phone
(877) 775-4111

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info@parkinsonsresource.org

 

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Updated: August 16, 2017