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Obituaries

News and tributes about the lives of community members who have recently died.
Viewing Today for LAPD Officer who Died This Month

Viewing Today for LAPD Officer who Died This Month

Motorcycle Officer Chris Cortijo, a 26-year veteran who worked the Valley Division, was struck by a SUV April 5 and died four days later.
OBIT: Paul Salamunovich, Grammy-Nominated Conductor

OBIT: Paul Salamunovich, Grammy-Nominated Conductor

He also served as director of choral music at St. Borromeo Church in North Hollywood from 1949-2009. He died Thursday from the West Nile virus.
Toluca Lake's Jane Kean, Trixie on 'The Honeymooners' Dead at 90

Toluca Lake's Jane Kean, Trixie on 'The Honeymooners' Dead at 90

The actress was best known for teaming up Jackie Gleason on the second run of the classic sitcom.
Filmmaker, Choreographer Matthew Dickens Dies

Filmmaker, Choreographer Matthew Dickens Dies

Dickens ran his own show in NoHo and has many movie and Broadway credits.
Gloria Pall Dies at 85; Valley Village Resident Was Deemed Too Sexy for TV in 1950s

Gloria Pall Dies at 85; Valley Village Resident Was Deemed Too Sexy for TV in 1950s

A memorial is planned for 3 p.m. Jan. 20 at Calvary Baptist Church in Burbank.

Golfer Roger Dunn Dies at 81

A celebration of the golf retailer's life takes place Sept. 30.

Doobie Brothers Drummer Michael Hossack Dies

Hossack was a partner in Chataeu Recorders, a music studio once located at 5500 Cahuenga Blvd. in North Hollywood.
A Moving Tribute to Zina Bethune, Killed in Tragic Hit-and-Run

A Moving Tribute to Zina Bethune, Killed in Tragic Hit-and-Run

Nancy Bianconi, editor of NoHoArtsDistrict.com, writes about the dancer and choreographer who was killed trying to help a wounded animal.
Former Wife of Roy E. Disney Dies

Former Wife of Roy E. Disney Dies

Patricia Disney was born in New Orleans and moved to Toluca Lake as a child. Her future husband lived around the corner.
Actor and Dialect Coach Robert Easton of Toluca Lake Dies

Actor and Dialect Coach Robert Easton of Toluca Lake Dies

Easton taught famous stars how to speak with different accents and dialects.
Dr. John Ansel Armstrong Thomson: 1911-2011

Dr. John Ansel Armstrong Thomson: 1911-2011

Thomson developed the world-famous horticultural vitamins-hormones solution SUPERthrive formula in 1939.
Superior Industries International Founder Louis Borick dies at 87

Superior Industries International Founder Louis Borick dies at 87

Borick built his company into the largest manufacturer of aluminum wheels for passenger cars and light-duty vehicles in North America.
Burton S. Sperber Dies at 82; Was Iconic Figure in Landscaping Industry

Burton S. Sperber Dies at 82; Was Iconic Figure in Landscaping Industry

The North Hollywood High alum was the founder of ValleyCrest Landscape Companies.
Dolores Hope, Widow of Bob Hope, Dies at 102

Dolores Hope, Widow of Bob Hope, Dies at 102

The wife of the legendary comedian lived in Toluca Lake for more than 70 years.
Musician and Oakwood Grad Andrew Gold Dead at 59

Musician and Oakwood Grad Andrew Gold Dead at 59

Suffering from renal cancer, the former bandmate of Linda Ronstadt dies in Encino on Friday.
Toluca Lake Resident and Veteran TV Actress Barbara Stuart Mourned

Toluca Lake Resident and Veteran TV Actress Barbara Stuart Mourned

The actress died in St. George, Utah on May 15.
Walter Nally, Who Filed Famous Clergy Malpractice Lawsuit Over Son's Suicide, Dies at 79

Walter Nally, Who Filed Famous Clergy Malpractice Lawsuit Over Son's Suicide, Dies at 79

After his son committed suicide, Nally and his family filed a lawsuit that went all the way to the Supreme Court.