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Carl P Sharp
In Memoriam

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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In Memoriam
Marilyn Egerstrom
In Memoriam

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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In Memoriam
Frank Kowalski
In Memoriam

Frank Kowalski

May 2, 1926 - June 3, 1999

Frank Kowalski, an industry veteran who began as a child actor and later served as a script supervisor and screenwriter, died June 3, 1999, in Panorama City, following a lengthy battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 73.

As a youngster, Kowalski acted in several Warner Bros. films including "Angels With Dirty Faces" in 1938.

Following his acting career, Kowalski worked in the film industry in various capacities including as a script supervisor; he also wrote several screenplays.

Survivors include his wife, Emma; a daughter, a granddaughter; two brothers, and a sister.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Parkinson's Resource Organization in the name of the Frank Kowalski Memorial Respite Fund, 73-700 El Paseo, Suite no.2, Palm Desert 92260.

 

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David Dunay

David Dunay

December 10, 1923 - March 20, 1999

DUNAY-David. Passed away March 20, 1999. Educated at the George Washington High School in New York City, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. His career began as Visual Presentation Manager at Lord and Taylor in New York. He proceeded to Neiman Marcus, Rich's, and the Hecht Co. He was President of Creative Services at the May Company in Los Angeles. He is survived by his wife Patricia Hunter Dunay of Los Angeles, two daughters, Alexia Dunay of New York and Nicole Dunay Calloway of Trumbull, CT, and two grandsons Max Dunay Calloway and Lucas Dunay Calloway. Memorial services will be held at Temple Kol Tikvah, 20400 Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills, CA at 3:00 pm on March 23, 1999. Donations may be sent to the Children of Parkinsonians, now Parkinson's Resource Organization 74-090 El Paseo, Suite 104, Palm Desert, CA 92260

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Vincent Leonard Price Jr

Vincent Leonard Price Jr

May 27, 1911 - October 25, 1993

An American actor best known for his performances in horror films, although his career spanned other genres. He appeared on stage, television, and radio, and in more than 100 films. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for motion pictures and one for television.[1]

His first film role was as a leading man in the 1938 comedy Service de Luxe. Price became well known as a character actor, appearing in films such as The Song of Bernadette (1943), Laura (1944), The Keys of the Kingdom (1944), Leave Her to Heaven (1945), Dragonwyck (1946), and The Ten Commandments (1956). He established himself as a recognizable horror movie star after his leading role in House of Wax (1953). He subsequently starred in other successful or cult horror films, including The Fly (1958), House on Haunted Hill (1959), The Tingler (1959), The Last Man on Earth (1964), Witchfinder General (1968), The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971), and Theatre of Blood (1973). He was particularly known for his collaborations with Roger Corman on Edgar Allan Poe adaptations such as House of Usher (1960), The Pit and the Pendulum (1961), and The Masque of the Red Death (1964). Price occasionally appeared on television series, such as in Batman as Egghead.

In his later years, he voiced the villainous Professor Ratigan in Disney's classic animated film The Great Mouse Detective (1986), and appeared in the drama The Whales of August (1987), which earned him an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male nomination and Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands (1990), his last theatrical release. For his contributions to cinema, especially to genre films, he has received lifetime achievement or special tribute awards from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, Fantasporto, Bram Stoker Awards, and Los Angeles Film Critics Association.[citation needed] Known for his iconic voice, Price narrated several animation films, radio dramas, and documentaries, as well as the monologue on Michael Jackson's song "Thriller". For his voice work in Great American Speeches (1959), he was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album.

Price was also an art collector and arts consultant, with a degree in art history, and he lectured and wrote books on the subject. The Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College is named in his honor.[2] He was also a noted gourmet cook.[3]

Price married three times. His first marriage was in 1938 to former actress Edith Barrett; they had one son, poet, and columnist Vincent Barrett Price. Edith and Price divorced in 1948. Price married Mary Grant in 1949, and they had a daughter, inspirational speaker Victoria Price on April 27, 1962,[40] naming her after Price's first major success in the play Victoria Regina.[41] The marriage lasted until 1973. He married Australian actress Coral Browne in 1974; she had appeared as one of his victims in Theatre of Blood (1973). The marriage lasted until her death in 1991.

His daughter's biography Vincent Price: A Daughter's Biography (1999) details Price's early antisemitism[42] and initial admiration for Adolf Hitler. According to his daughter: "When he went to Germany and Austria as a young man, he was struck by a lot of things going on during the Weimar Republic and the disillusion of the empire... So when Hitler came into power, instead of seeing him as a dangerous force, he was sort of swept up in this whole idea that Hitler was going to bring German pride back."[43] However, Price became a liberal after becoming friends with New York intellectuals such as Dorothy Parker and Lillian Hellman in the 1930s,[43] so much so that he was "greylisted" under McCarthyism in the 1950s, for having been a prewar "premature anti-Nazi", and after being unable to find work for a year, agreed to requests by the FBI that he sign a "secret oath" to save his career.[44][45] His daughter said that her father became so liberal that "one of my brother's earliest memories is when Franklin Roosevelt's death was announced, my father fell backward off the sofa sobbing."[43]

Price denounced racial and religious prejudice as a form of poison at the end of an episode of The Saint,[46] which aired on NBC Radio on July 30, 1950,[47] claiming that Americans must actively fight against it because racial and religious prejudice within the United States fuels supports for the nation's enemies.[48] He was later appointed to the Indian Arts and Crafts Board under the Dwight D. Eisenhower administration; he called the appointment "kind of a surprise since I am a Democrat".[49] He was supportive of his daughter when she came out as a lesbian, and he was critical of Anita Bryant's anti-gay-rights campaign in the 1970s.[50][51][52][53]

Price suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and Parkinson's disease. His symptoms were especially severe during the filming of Edward Scissorhands, making cutting his filming schedule short a necessity.

His illness also contributed to his retirement from Mystery! in 1989. He died at age 82 of lung cancer on October 25, 1993, at his home in Los Angeles.[2]

His remains were cremated and his ashes scattered off Point Dume in Malibu, California.

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