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For what is it to die, But to stand in the sun and melt into the wind?
~Kahlil Gibran, from "The Prophet"

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Winnifred "Winnie" Adnoff (Wanner)

- - December 24th, 2007

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Anthony "Tony" Alva

February 24th, 1956 - November 21st, 1976

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James Anguiano

May 8th, 1956 - December 28th, 2015

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Carol Banks

December 1st, 1956 - August 27th, 2010


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BANKS-Carol Sue Banks, 53 or Whitttier, died Friday, August 27th, 2010 in Downey. She was born December 1st, 1956, also in Downey. A visitation will be held Thursday, September 2nd, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at College Avenue Church of the Nazarene, 8221 S. College Ave. in Whittier. A graveside service will be held on Friday, September 3rd, at 10:00 AM, Rose Hills Memorial Park. She is survived by her parnts; Cliff and Florence Banks, three sisters; Sondra Feraone, Vicky Stith and Pam Neal, and 7 nieces and nephews. Under the direction of Community Funeral Service, 562-947-1960.

Published in Whittier Daily News on September 1, 2010

 

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Penny Barrs (Potter)

November 21st, 1956 - June 27th, 2009

With great sorrow, I am informing you with the passing of Penny (Potter) Barrs.

Penny died on June 27th 2009 after a courageous battle with brain cancer.

Diane (Potter) Winchester

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From Bill Cook on October 22nd, 2014
So sorry to find this out. Penny was a doll and good friend. The last time I saw Penny was at The Santa Ana Clubhouse, back in our disco days.
 
From Robert Heard on September 24th, 2010
 I am very sad to hear of her passing. I was a friend of hers several years after we had graduated. She was a lovely young lady.
 

Michael Black

May 5th, 1956 - March 15th, 2015

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Jenny Bouquist (Kleinman)

July 27th, 1955 - March 25th, 1999

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From Bruce Passehl on January 9th, 2019
Jenny and I never talked and although I only knew her from afar,,,, she was my classmate with a big smile,,,,, REST IN PEACE JENNY 
 
From Julia Kleinman Hernandez on October 8th, 2014
In memory of my beloved sister, Jenny Ann Kleinman, who died after a brave battle with breast cancer. She is survived by a beautiful daughter, Erica Lynne Boquist. I treasure the time we had together and I am grateful to her for being such a kind and loving big sister.
 

Margaret Peggy Brill

- - May 12th, 2014

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Scott Burton

September 20th, 1956 - September 2nd, 2009

I most sorrowfully must announce the passing of one of our brothers. Scott Burton passed away on September 2, 2009 from a long battle with Hepatitis C.

Scott will be truly missed!!!

Greg Bynum

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Roger Castleman

June 18th, 1956 - July 23rd, 1987

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From Amanda Dershem (Smith) on September 16th, 2014
I still miss you, buddy. You'll always be my favorite queen!
 

Becky Chico (Clark)

December 6th, 1955 - March 23rd, 2017

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Todd Church

March 10th, 1956 - -

Todd Church passed away from a heart attack in April 2019.

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Tracy Cornish

December 3rd, 1955 - August 1st, 1978

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Steven Courtright

September 11th, 1956 - April 12th, 1986

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Afonso Henrique De Sousa

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James Doiel (Bock)

October 7th, 1956 - March 17th, 1980

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From Bill Cook on October 22nd, 2014
Aw Jim, it's been so long. We never even had a chance to enjoy the good old days. So long pal.
 
From Jeannine Bock on February 11th, 2011
My beautiful brother you are greatly missed, but remain in my heart.
 

Gregory Easton

August 29th, 1956 - January 31st, 2017

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Terry Hall

September 8th, 1956 - November 29th, 1985

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Michael Anthony Hazlett

- - February 28th, 2009

Michael (aka Art Abuse), my beloved husband, passed away on February 28th of this year after a five year battle with melanoma that went to his brain. He was an accomplished artist and head of security at the Warfield and Filmore theaters in San Francisco, CA. Upon retiring he was presented with his own Filmore poster which can be viewed on Wolfgang's Vault online. He also designed 2 other Filmore posters, did stage design and painting and excellent taxidermy fish. He was memorialized at the Great American Music Hall which was filled with family and friends from all over and accompanied by a performance by his friend, Steve Earle. He is survived by his wife, me, and his beloved pug, Poko. For more information or pictures of Michael or his artwork please email artabuse@pacbell.net.

Maxx Hazlett

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From Monica Archer on July 15th, 2019
Image 4/17/2003 Celebration of our elopement at the Cowgirl Cafe in Santa Fe, New Mexico
 

Debra Hinseth (Lindsey)

October 4th, 1956 - April 15th, 1989

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Bruce Holding

December 15th, 1955 - January 6th, 1992

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Pamela "Pam" Houser

- - September 25th, 1998

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Teri Hunn

March 21st, 1956 - December 12th, 2001

Teri Hunn passed away from cancer 12/12/2001

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John Laviguer

May 25th, 1956 - May 31st, 1977

My brother was John Michael Laviguer. He passed away May 31, 1977. He was a member of the U.S. Navy at the time of his death.

Mary Jensen

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Michael Lindberg

April 26th, 1956 - February 12th, 1997

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Robert McKee

November 30th, 1955 - December 6th, 1993

Beloved son, brother and friend. Bob or "Doc" as so many of his friends called him, was well known in Whittier for his success as a special effects artist in the film industry. He traveled all over the world designing and building attractions for amusement parks, including Knotts Berry Farm's "Scary Farm" in 1992. He was 38 when he died from pancreatitis.
Burial:
Rose Hills Memorial Park
Whittier
Los Angeles County
California, USA

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From David Cockrum on January 31st, 2012
I am so sorry to hear about Doc's passing. We were very close friends through school and I will miss him dearly. We seem to lose contact with so many that have touched our lives but that doesn't mean we do not think of them often.
 

Roy McKee

November 30th, 1955 - May 4th, 2017

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Pete Merkel

January 29th, 1956 - April 24th, 2005

We received information on Pete's passing from his daughter - he passed from a heart attack in 2005.

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David Merlan

August 30th, 1955 - February 10th, 1992

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Dennis Shawn Millstead

December 26th, 1955 - December 31st, 1996

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Shelley Molchin

January 16th, 1956 - October 24th, 1996

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Daniel "Danny" Montez

April 25th, 1956 - July 29th, 1975

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Cari Peterson

July 28th, 1956 - November 22nd, 1999

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Victoria Politano

October 7th, 1956 - January 4th, 2010

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Brent Priest

October 15th, 1955 - June 14th, 2006

In attempting to lookup old friends I discovered that Brent Priest apparently passed away 6/14/2006.

George (Terry) Culmer, class of 1975

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From Linda Wooley-Radke on July 1st, 2012
It breaks my heart to see that Brent Priest has passed away.  He was instrumental in helping to coach me in archery (the only sport I excelled in) during our senior year.  He was a dear & sweet friend.  I believe he served in the Marines, then raised his disabled daughter alone after the child's mother abandoned them both shortly after the child was born.  Does anyone know what became of his daughter?  She was 4 years old at our 10 year reunion in 1984, so she'd be 32 if she's still alive.  Brent, I'll miss you forever and cherish your friendship always.
 

Janice Richardson (Deane)

May 24th, 1956 - January 24th, 2009

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Gail Robinson

- - January 11th, 2013

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David Saalmann

November 13th, 1956 - July 16th, 1976

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Jeffry Paul Schlinger

July 8th, 1955 - November 3rd, 2012

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Jeffry Paul SCHLINGER


Jeffry Paul Schlinger, age 57, went to rest with our Lord on November 3, 2012 after a one year battle with tongue, lung & bone Cancer. He passed away in his home in Crestline, CA in the presence of his wife Debbie, mother Helen Schlinger and friend Bob Carlson. Born on July 8, 1955, Jeff resided in Whittier, CA for 33 years. He graduated from Cal Hi in 1974. He worked as an assembler at EMC in Santa Fe Springs for 20 years. Jeff enjoyed cooking and spending time with family and friends. He attended the Crestline Seventh Day Adventist Church and Alcoholic Anonymous meetings. He was a loving husband, son, brother and friend. He is preceded in death by his father William Schlinger. He is survived by his wife Debbie, mother Helen, sister Nancy, friends Bob and Armando and many loved ones. He will be greatly missed. Jeff's message: Quit Smoking!
 

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Ann Sharpe (Lucy)

September 5th, 1956 - January 1st, 2003

My beautiful sister Ann Lucy Sharpe quietly passed away December 2002.

John Lucy

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Bryant Souder

May 5th, 1956 - July 3rd, 2018

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Peggy Jean Tudor (Bain)

December 30th, 1955 - August 21st, 2013

 

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Peggy went to her heavenly home Wednesday August 21, 2013. She passed peacefully at home surrounded by her family after her third battle with cancer. She was born December 30, 1955 in Whittier CA. She lived in Pahrump NV for 36 years then lived in Las Vegas for the past 5 years to be closer to her children.
Peggy is survived by her husband of almost thirty years Lawrence Tudor, children Missy & Ken Peterson, Michelle & Cosmo De Bari and grandchildren Ezra & Alexis Peterson all of Las Vegas, sister Patti Tillman of CA and brother William Bain of TX.
Peggy was so full of life and love and enjoyed spending every moment with her family and friends. She was an amazing woman: wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, and friend! She was always there for you with a smile. She will always be loved and missed!!
A small gathering for family and friends will be held at her home on Saturday September 7, 2013.

Donations can be made in Peggy's name to
The Lung Cancer Alliance; lungcanceralliance.org

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Michael P Wade

November 20th, 1955 - January 30th, 2018

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Joan Walters (Mangano)

September 28th, 1955 - September 6th, 2005

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Russell Wood

September 29th, 1956 - July 27th, 1994

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From Kimberly Peterson on March 15th, 2012
Image Rusty Wood lived across the street from me on Laurel Street in Whittier. He was the first person to be my friend in Whittier. He was really a sweet and kind person. He was my first older boyfriend. I went to school at Carmela Jr High and then Sierra High School. Graduated 1976. I am so sad to here he passed away. I would like to request that someone contact me at my email address and tell where to find his obituary or tell what happened to him. He had some problems, I know about he was my friend, Last time I saw him was 1978, he was working in the Car Wash just off Whittier Blvd and Telegraph RD.  I looked up to see him drying off the windshield of the car, I was sitting in. He smiled. He had not lost his smile and charm. He love Oldies but Goodies Music. Favorite song he sang was the Wanderer.
He was a classy guy when I was his friend in the middle 70's. Please contact me when and if you read this, I would like to know where his sister Janie Mae and his brother David are if you have that information contact me Via Email NEBKIM@AOL>COM   I have lived in Nebraska since 1976. Thank you for letting my share information about my sweet charming and smoothe talking Friend  RUSTY WOOD. May God bless you and keep him til we meet again.