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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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Walter R. Klostermeier

Walter R. Klostermeier

May 14, 1919 - March 3, 2000

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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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Bjorn Kjellstrom

Bjorn Kjellstrom

September 9, 1910 - August 26, 1995

Bjorn Kjellstrom, who founded the company that makes the most popular compass in the world and later introduced the sport of orienteering to North America, died Saturday in a hospital in Stockholm.

He was 84 years old. His family said he died of complications of Parkinson's disease.

Mr. Kjellstrom (pronounced SHELL-strum) was born in Sweden and became a national champion there in ski orienteering. The low-cost sport involves the use of a map and a compass to move quickly over unknown forest terrain from one control point to another. Competition is on foot in warmer weather, on skis in the winter.

When he began, compasses had no restraints to keep the needle from swinging. In 1932, he, his brothers Alvar and Alvid, and Gunnar Tillander invented the Silva System (Silva is the Latin word for forest). It combined a compass with a protractor built into the base.

Their invention made it faster and easier to use and read the compass. The protractor baseplate allowed users to take more accurate bearings from maps. The brittle magnetic needle stopped moving in the compass liquid within four seconds as opposed to up to 30 seconds in older compasses.

In 1946, Mr. Kjellstrom came to the United States and started the Silva Compass Company in LaPorte, Ind. In 1948, he founded Silva Ltd., in Toronto. Johnson Wax bought the American company in 1973 and the Canadian company in 1985.

A spokesman for the Johnson Worldwide Associates in Racine, Wis., said more than a half-million Silva compasses were sold in the United States annually, making it the industry leader. The compass is made in 50 models. More than 25 million have been sold, mostly to hunters, campers and the military, helped by such marketing slogans as "Read this or get lost."

Mr. Kjellstrom's 1955 book, "Be Expert With Map and Compass" (MacMillan, revised 1994), has sold more than 500,000 copies in English-language editions. It has also been published in French, Italian and Chinese.

He was a shrewd businessman. Just after World War II, he started selling Silva compasses to Canadian stores for $3, with the stores to re-sell them for $5. When he arrived at the Eatons department store in Winnipeg, he learned the 100 compasses they bought were selling slowly, so they had put the 80 remaining compasses on sale for $2 each.

"Without identifying myself at that stage," he recalled, "I offered to buy their entire stock for $1.50 a compass. Then I went more or less around the corner to a couple of sporting-goods stores, not customers as yet, and sold the compasses to them for $3 net."

He introduced orienteering to the United States in 1946 and co-founded the United States Orienteering Federation in 1971. He later became the organization's president emeritus. He helped bring the 1993 orienteering world championships to Harriman State Park near West Point, N.Y. He was vice president of the International Ski Federation from 1951 to 1979.

Since the 1950's, he had lived in Pound Ridge, N.Y., where he helped develop the trail system in the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.

He is survived by his wife, Kathi Kjellstrom of Pound Ridge; five children, Dr. Bjorn Kjellstrom Jr. of Trosa, Sweden; Dr. Tord Kjellstrom of Geneva, Laila Kjellstrom of Edinburgh, Rolf Kjellstrom of Stockholm and Carina Elgin of The Plains, Va., and eight grandchildren.

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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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Clyde R. King

Clyde R. King

January 1, 1923 - September 28, 1993

"Because of Jo and PRO, I was able to find additional treatments for my father who was diagnosed with Parkinson's/ShyDrager Syndrome and passed away 29 years ago. The Organization gave us hope, he died knowing the experimental treatment studies would help others like him in the future. I am so gratified the good work goes on. Curt and I have made a donation. Thank you, Jo, you are an inspiration, and a joy to know."

-Sharon KS 5/23/2022

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Updated: August 16, 2017