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Herb Goetz

Herb Goetz

March 17, 1927 - September 23, 2003

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, son-in-law, uncle and friend. Herb arrived on the streets of Brooklyn, NY on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 1927. Herb served in the Navy during WWII as a radio gunner. Herb's coming of age was experienced in the warm winter months in Miami and during the steamy dog days of summer in the Catskills. Herb caught the fashion bug early and had great success in all aspects of the Menswear Industry. Herb was a hard worker and took pride in what he did. Herb was a happy man who really enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest, a passion he passed down to his children and grandchildren. In recent years Herb suffered from Lewy Bodies Disease. Every time the disease tried to knock him down, Herb would put up a fight. His spirit didn't give up. That's why loved one's fondly referred to him as the "Come Back Kid". Herb passed away early Tuesday morning, September 23, 2003. Herb is in peace.

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Charles D. Stein

Charles D. Stein

June 10, 1922 - April 18, 2003

Charles D. Stein, born June 10, 1922. Beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away April 18, 2003. Cherished husband of Debora; father of Nancy (David Futransky) Liebman, Theodore (Susan) Stein, David (Tamara) Stein, Susan Stein, Jill (Robert) Dyck and Dana Snyder; grandfather of Josh and Rebecca Liebman, Robert and Julie Stein, Rachael and Sam Dyck, Ethan Stein, Emily, Jill and Laura Futransky; husband of the late Edith, nee Ginzburg.

Chuck graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 1947 after his service in the U.S. Army (1943-46) European Theatre as a combat infantry lieutenant, 36th Division and also the Counter Intelligence Corp., participating in numerous high-level missions in thepost-WW II denazification program.

Chuck practiced law in Chicago from 1948-82, with the firm of Gottlieb and Schwartz where he was managing partner and as trial counsel for the firm of Katten, Muchin and Zavis. He served as special master to U.S. District Court Judge James Parsons for four years. He traveled with Adlai Stevenson as a member of staff of the presidential campaigns. He moved to Los Angeles in 1980 and formed the firm of Stein, Berman and Blanchard. He was also general counsel, vice chair and secretary of Carpetland USA. His fine wit and warmth were felt by many.

Chuck was completely loyal to his family and many friends. He will be dearly missed and always remembered as the loving head of his devoted family, for his outspoken views, generous nature, his numerous and always wonderfully told stories.

Services held Monday, April 21, 2003, at HillsideMemorial Park Chapel, Hillside Mortuary

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Parkinson’s Resource Organization:

Parkinson’s Resource Organization
74-090 El Paseo, Suite 102
Palm Desert, CA 92260

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In Memoriam
Fred Edwards
In Memoriam

Fred Edwards

July 3, 1921 - March 6, 2003

Born Leslie Entwisle Edwards, July 3rd, 1921, in Los Angeles. One of his greatest virtues was his enthusiasm for life, and the knowledge and wisdom that flowed from him seemed to be boundless so that his many friends were enriched and rewarded simply by knowing him. His patience and perseverance, facing the debilitating effects of Parkinson's Disease should well be a source of inspiration for many, as they shared a sense of admiration for his gentle good humor, his cheerful attitude, and his unfailing warmth.

Fred attended Beverly Hills High School and USC until the onset of WWII when he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps. He fought in the Pacific Theater of Operation with the P-38 Fighter Squadron. He was decorated with merit for the battles of New Guinea, Southern Philippines, and Borneo. A Master Mason, Fred received the Golden Veteran's Award commemorating his fifty years of Masonic service. He was a 32nd Degree Brother of Scottish Rite Freemasonry, and his charity and generosity were known to all his brethren as well as to all who had the privilege and pleasure of knowing him, socially as well as in business.

Fred is survived by his loving wife, Trudy, who supported him valiantly in his battle against Parkinson's through the last 20 years of their marriage, and by his children - his daughter, Jennifer and her husband Barry, as well as his son, Stephen, his wife, Patricia, and Fred's two beloved grandchildren, Heidi and Zachary.

It can truly be said of Fred Edwards that throughout his lifetime, despite the loss of his health, but not his vitality, he always found blue skies above his head, good friends to surround him, and laughter and joy aplenty. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Resource Organization, 74-090 El Paseo, Suite 102, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4135 - (877) 775-4111.

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Carl P Sharp
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Carl P Sharp

January 1, 1921 - January 26, 2002

Carl Ray Sharp, a native of English, IN, and Glendora resident since 1954, passed away January 26, 2002, at the age of 81. Mr. Sharp was a lieutenant in the US Army Air Corps during World War II, serving in the 101st Airborne as a glider pilot in Europe. As an Irrigation Engineer, he organized Rainbird International in Europe and held several patents. A charter member (1956) of the Rotary Club of Glendora, he thoroughly enjoyed his 46 years of Rotary membership and held the distinction of being a Paul Harris Fellow.

Mr. Sharp had served as president of American Field Service, an exchange program for foreign students, and hosted numerous students in his home for their year of study in the United States. He is survived by his loving wife, Liette; sons, Alain (Bobi) of Spring Valley Lake, Paul (Rune) of Columbia, MO, and Jeffrey (Margie) Sharp of San Dimas; daughters, Liliette (Jock) McGraw of Huntington Beach; Sylvia (Bill) Valencia of Las Vegas and Christina (Jamie) Earl of Glendora, Lorraine Grindstaff of Pasadena; brothers, Melvin of Lake Chelan, WA, John and William of Boulder City, NV and Curtis Sharp of Las Vegas; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Glendora Rotary Charities, P. O. Box 776, Glendora, CA 91 740 or Carl Sharp Memorial Fund, c/o Parkinson's Resource Organization, 74-090 El Paseo, Suite 102, Palm Desert, CA 92260.

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Robert R. Bean

Robert R. Bean

December 14, 1915 - September 17, 2001

Robert R. Bean passed away on September 17, 2001, at age 85 of complications of Parkinson's disease. Loving husband of Shirley; adored father of Barbara, Stuart (Nancy) and Richard (deceased) Bean; cherished grandfather of Meghan, Erin, and Ryan. Surrogate father to devoted nieces Bonnie Schumann and Nanci Hiller. Devoted brother of Ed Bean. He is also survived by many loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends. Services 1 PM, Thursday, at Mount Sinai Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations will be welcome in memory of Robert Bean to Parkinson's Resource Organization, 74 785 Highway 111 Indian Wells, CA 92210 Suite 208

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Carl Diedrich

Carl Diedrich

March 15, 1915 - July 31, 2001

Carl Diedrich, who developed a coffee roaster bearing his name and whose business later evolved into a chain of coffeehouses, died on July 31 at his home in Costa Mesa, Calif. He was 86. The cause was complications from Parkinson's disease, Mr. Diedrich's son Martin said.

Mr. Diedrich was born on March 15, 1915, in Magdeburg, Germany. He received a degree in mechanical engineering from the Technische Hochschule in Berlin. After graduating, Mr. Diedrich worked as an engineer for the Ford Motor Company in England and other locations in Europe.

In the early months of World War II, Mr. Diedrich enlisted in the German army, where he served as a spotter in an artillery unit. Shortly after the end of the war, he worked for a year as an apprentice at a coffee roaster in Naples, Italy. In 1947, Mr. Diedrich rejoined Ford as an engineer and worked there until 1951, based in the Middle East, where he continued to study the art of making coffee. He then held a series of jobs including college professor, marine biologist, and construction foreman.

In the mid-1960s, Mr. Diedrich and his grandmother went to Costa Rica to try to reclaim a coffee plantation from the government that the family had lost during World War II. They were unable to accomplish that, but Mr. Diedrich was able to meet with coffee growers and became a joint owner of a coffee plantation in Guatemala.

A few years later, he moved with his family to a 40-acre coffee plantation in Guatemala. While growing coffee beans, he developed a new coffee roaster. Mr. Diedrich moved with his family to Costa Mesa in 1962. He rented a one-car garage, where he used his hand-crafted machine to roast coffee. In the beginning, Mr. Diedrich gave away bags of beans, but when more people started to show up he decided to charge for the product.

As the business blossomed, Mr. Diedrich moved his headquarters to a strip mall. From 1972 to 1982, he drove a van seven to eight times a year to Guatemala to take care of the coffee plantation. Mr. Diedrich retired in 1985, the year his son Martin bought the business and expanded the focus from roasting to brewing coffee. There are now 370 Diedrich Coffee stores in 37 states and 11 countries

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Marilyn Egerstrom
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Marilyn Egerstrom

January 1, 1921 - July 20, 2001

Marilyn Adell (Brunsell) Egerstrom, 71, Kansas City, Mont., passed away Friday, July 20, 2001. Funeral services were held. Tuesday, July 24 at D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Floral Hills Chapel, Kansas City, Mont. Burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Parkinson Resource Organization of Palm Desert, California.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Egerstrom of the home, sons, Tom Egerstrom, Lee’s Summit, Mont., and Mark Egerstrom, Manhattan Beach, Calif., daughter, Debra Murphy, McCall, Idaho, brothers, Donald Brunsell, Monticello and Marvin Brunsell, Annandale, sister, Deloris Kaufert, Monticello, grandchildren, Taylor, Matthew, Christopher, Andy and Elizabeth Egerstrom and Brook, and Jesse Murphy.


Mrs. Egerstrom was born in Silver Creek and a graduate of Annandale High School. She enjoyed summers at the cabin on Clearwater Lake. She was a member of the Blue Ridge Trinity Lutheran Church, Hillcrest Country Club, Ironwood Country Club in Palm Desert, Calif., past president of A.F.S. and owned and operated the Guides and Gals from the mid-70s to the early 80s.

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Bella Lipson Schreiber

Bella Lipson Schreiber

March 9, 1912 - June 17, 2001

Schreiber, Bella (Belle) Lipson Born March 9, 1912, Philadelphia, PA; died June 17, 2001, in Boise, ID. Services to be held at Beth Olam Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica, Blvd., Hollywood, CA, Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at 12:30 PM. Her parents were Julius and Rosa (Leshner) Lipson. A graduate of Polytechnic High School in LA in 1930, she married Jacob (Jack) Schreiber Aug. 29, 1937; they remarried on their 50th anniversary in 1987. Lived in the Los Angeles area until 1993 when they moved to Boise. She was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader, PTA President, active in Cheerful Helpers at Cedars Sinai. Instilled a love of arts, theatre, ballet, opera in her children. Excelled at flower arranging and table decorations. Was "hostess with mostest" for family gatherings and new year's day celebrations. She loved to travel with her Jack; she was his "princess." A wonderful wife, and mother who cared deeply for all her family. Survived by daughter, Dorothy Ann Snowball, Boise, ID; son and wife, Jules and Gail Schreiber, San Diego, CA; grandchildren Rick, Randy, Dan and Melissa Snowball, Boise, ID, Ruth Schreiber, Glendale, CA, Beth (Jeff) Licha, San Diego, CA, 4 great-grandchildren, brother Sam (Sydelle) Lipson and many loving nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, husband Jack, two brothers, a sister, and brother-in-law.

Donations can be made to Parkinson Resource Organization, 74-090 El Paseo, St. 102 Palm Desert, CA. 92260.

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Fred Schenirer

Fred Schenirer

September 18, 1922 - June 3, 2001

Schenirer, Manfred (Fred) Died on Sunday, June 3, 2001 at home. Fred was born on September 18, 1922 in Vienna, Austria. He came to the United States by way of England and Bolivia, and arrived in Los Angeles in 1946. Married to Elaine for 50 wonderful years, he is survived by his children, Sandra and Howard Einberg, and Jay Schenirer and Bina Lefkovitz, and four grandchildren, Jennifer, Davita, David and Noah, and his cousin and friend for life Moshe Meisels in Israel. The family is forever grateful to Luis Quinery, who tenderly cared for Fred these past three years. Fred was a kind soul who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hadassah Southern California (310-479-3200) or Parkinson's Resource Organization (1-877-775-4111). Services will be held at Hillside Memorial Park on Tuesday. June 5, 2001 at 12 (noon). Hillside Mortuary (800) 576-1994.

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In Memoriam
Walter Edward Smith
In Memoriam

Walter Edward Smith

January 1, 1930 - April 26, 2000

Walter Edward Smith, a retired Orange County judge, has died after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 70. Smith died last week. He had retired on disability in 1979. Born in Kingston, N.Y., Smith moved with his family in 1944 to California, where he graduated from Compton Junior College and UC Berkeley.

In 1958 he opened a law practice in Anaheim, later moving his office to Orange. From 1963 to 1967, he served as a trustee of the Fullerton Union High School and Junior College District and, later, as a member of the North Orange County Junior College District board.

During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Smith was a judge for the Orange County Municipal Court. In 1972, Gov. Ronald Reagan appointed him to a seat on the Orange County Superior Court.

Smith, who lived in Monarch Beach, is survived by his wife of 48 years, Shirley Boone Smith; daughters Alison Smith Fay and Kimberly Smith Fix; and grandsons David Matthew Fix, Ryan Christopher Fix, Thomas Nicholson Fay, and Matthew Edward Fay. Also surviving him are a sister, Dorothy Baker, and a brother, Victor H. Smith.

A memorial is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Newport Center United Methodist Church, 1601 Marguerite Ave., Corona del Mar. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Resource Organization, 73-700 Elf Paseo, Suite 2, Palm Desert, CA 92260-4323.

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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