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Charles R. Cabrera

Charles R. Cabrera

July 19, 1944 - January 9, 2019

The next Men's Club Association members tournament at The Citrus Club won't be the same. There will be no final-round charge from Charles R. Cabrera.

Chuck died January 9, 2019, after a 15-year-battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 74.

He was a dedicated golfer and a born competitor, and he also was a gentleman straight out of Central Casting, known for his kindness to everyone he encountered. He'd let you play through.

Along with his love of golf, Chuck loved learning. He earned an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1966 — but he refused to leave campus, holing up in his room with his text books and the phone number to his favorite pizzeria. He earned an MBA from the school and then continued on to UC Hastings College of Law.

He was accepted to the California Bar in 1972 before putting aside the law to become an investments advisor at Dean Witter & Co. in the Bay Area. He quickly built a successful career, earning the trust of clients and business associates alike due to his intelligence, hard work, decency, and, always, good humor. It was at Dean Witter that he met Linda Hall Perry, a fellow broker. They fell in love and married, and Chuck became a beloved stepfather to Jeff, Doug and Zack. 

In 1990, Chuck and Linda merged their respective businesses to become one of the first husband-and-wife teams at Morgan Stanley. During their 25-year business partnership and 33-year marriage they built their life around their family, their friends, and their clients.  

Chuck was born July 19, 1944, in Caracas, Venezuela, to Charles and Anita Cabrera. During much of Chuck's and his younger brother Robert's early years, the family lived in South America, where their father worked for Chevron Oil Co. as a government liaison, and Chuck became fluent in Spanish.

Chuck embraced sports and good-natured competition from an early age. He was on his high-school golf team, and he later took up tennis and became a first-rate club player. He enjoyed fly-fishing trips to Alaska, Belize, and other far-flung destinations. He spent many years playing shuffleboard at the Kingfish Pub in Berkeley, and during his school and bachelor days he rarely missed a Cal football game.

His dedication to staying active and playing golf lasted to the very end, despite the limitations Parkinson's imposed on him. In honor of Chuck and his indomitable spirit, the Men's Club Association at The Citrus Club in La Quinta renamed its members tournament The Cabrera Member/Member Calcutta, and his CITTCO Golf Group renamed its tournament The Cabrera Cup.

He leaves behind his wife and stepsons, their wives (Kelly, Deborah and Hayden), his beautiful grandchildren (Jordan, Kody, Anastasia and Beckett), his brother, and a host of friends far and wide.    

A Memorial/Celebration of Life will be held at The Citrus Club, January 25 at 5pm. Donations may be made to The Parkinson Resource Organization in Palm Desert

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Judith Mae Gundersen

Judith Mae Gundersen

January 16, 1942 - September 25, 2018

Judith Mae Gundersen, of Neosho, MO, died Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at her home in Glendora, CA. She was 76.

Judith was born on January 16, 1942 in Neosho, MO. She metriculated at Biola University, and attained her Masters from Cal Poly Pamona. She worked as an elementary school teacher, was a mother of two, Carol & Kenneth, and grandmother to four. She enjoyed traveling which took her around the world.

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Julian Samuel Harold Weiner

Julian Samuel Harold Weiner

August 12, 1923 - July 14, 2018

Julian Samuel Harold Weiner ("Julian"), of Los Angeles, California, passed away at home peacefully on July 14, 2018, less than one month short of his 95th birthday. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., at Eden Memorial Park, 11500 Sepulveda Boulevard, Mission Hills, California, Rabbi Haim Beliak officiating. Julian was born in Brooklyn, New York to Jennie and Isidore Weiner on August 12, 1923. He married the love of his live, Irene Portnoy, on August 28, 1949 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Julian and Irene were married by Irene's beloved brother, Rabbi/Dr. Maurice Portnoy. Julian graduated from CCNY where he obtained an accounting degree. He attended St. John's University School of Law at night, from which he graduated with his law degree, though he never practiced law., He moved to Los Angeles in 1957 with his wife and 2 children, had his third child, and proceeded to build an unusually successful accounting and business management firm. He was a member of "The Greatest Generation", a combat veteran of the U.S. Army, serving through the end of WWII. He was devoted to his community, contributing both time and funds to many non-profit institutions and worthwhile causes. Julian was preceded in death by his loving and beloved wife, Irene, his loving and beloved brother, Marvin, and two sisters. He is survived by his sister-in-law Diana Weiner of Brooklyn, NY, and many nieces and nephews. He cherished and is survived by his three children and their spouses: Jeff (Cathy), Madeline (Eric) and Perrie (Candice) Weiner. Julian was blessed with four grandchildren: Melanie, Lana, Jennifer and Matthew. The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Marilou Frost and her husband Randy, and to their fabulous and dedicated team of caregivers Amy, Lucy and Dang In lieu of flowers or food, donations in Julian's honor may be sent to , , or

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Elizabeth Sue Marchand

Elizabeth Sue Marchand

July 6, 1944 - July 5, 2018

Elizabeth Sue Marchand age 73 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away early Thursday evening July 5, 2018 at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan following a long hard fought battle with Parkinson’s disease.
She was born July 6, 1944 in Greensboro, North Carolina daughter of the late Joseph W. and Lucille E. (Bullyboy) Smith.
Sue resided most of her life in Sturgis and was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1962. 
On January 19, 1963 she married the love of her life, Charles Marchand at the First Baptist Church in Sturgis.
Sue retired from the Kirsch Company in Sturgis following 29 years of dedicated employment. Prior to joining the Kirsch Company she worked at the Sturgis Hospital, Freeman Manufacturing and Keister Walgreens all in Sturgis.
She enjoyed crocheting, playing Bingo, coloring books, canvas art work, fishing, working in her yard and watching the Bold and Beautiful. She loved traveling to casinos, riding in the golf cart with her husband and time spent with family.
Sue is survived by her loving and dedicated husband of 55 years: Charles; one daughter: Tammy S. (Larry) Martin of LaQuinta, California; three sons: Scott A. (Sharon) Marchand, James W. (Dawn) Marchand and Joseph C. Marchand all of Sturgis; three granddaughters: Kristy (Joe) Manley of Ohio, Hannah Marchand a student at Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida and Breanna Kessler of Sturgis; two great grandchildren: Izen and Bella; two sisters: JoAnn Darby and Louise Pippenger both of Sturgis; sister-in-law: Carol Smith of Sturgis; best friend: Lyla and Art Fox of Sturgis and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother: George Smith and brothers-in-law: Maurice Pippenger and Jerry Darby.

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William W. Gray

William W. Gray

September 26, 1932 - July 2, 2018

William W. Gray passed away on July 2nd, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. He had lived with Parkinson's Disease for five years. He was born on September 26, 1932 in Brookville Ohio, to Sylvan and Mary Gray. He graduated from University of Cincinnati with a degree in Electrical Engineering. After the ROTC, he was commissioned in the Air Force at Wright Patterson Air Force Base as 1st Lieutenant. He married Kathryn Harold in 1956 (d.1981) and they moved to Los Angeles where they had three children, Kathryn Elizabeth (Leonard) Kinzel, William Douglas (Lynne) Gray and Anne Louise (Jeffrey) Trankle. He worked as Chief Scientist at Hughes Aircraft, leading a group of engineers and scientists developing radar systems, where his major contribution was introducing microwave integrated circuits into hybrid systems. He retired in 1992. In July 1983, he married Kay Lishon who had two children, Lynda (Rodney) Scheneman and David (Judy) Lishon. Bill enjoyed family lake vacations, bicycling and motorcycling with his friends, woodworking, skiing, and working on home projects. He was an avid reader and he loved jazz and classical music. He and Kay loved playing golf, dancing and traveling extensively. He is survived by Kay, five children, seven grandchildren and his older sister, Madge Gotschall. The celebration of his life will be held at the church he attended, Saint Andrews Presbyterian on July 21st, at 11 AM.

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Bill Seal

Bill Seal

January 5, 1937 - June 23, 2018

Bill Seal passed away peacefully at his summer residence overlooking Balboa Bay in Newport Beach, California surrounded by his family. He died from infection complications following back surgery.

Bill was raised in St. Helen's, Oregon. He was active in high school, co-captain of varsity football and voted "most inspirational." He received his B.S. in History from the University of Oregon, where he was a member of Theta Chi. Bill was a retired Captain of the United States Army Reserve. Bill's career included over 20 years at Georgia Pacific, followed by Forest City Trading Group after which, ahead of his time, Bill made what was then the unconventional decision to join his wife at Barbara Sue Seal Properties, focusing on corporate relocations. Over the years, Bill and Barbara Sue had opportunities to travel nationally & internationally associated with their careers. 

Bill married Barbara Sue Cortese in Rochester, New York on November 30, 1963. Together they raised three children, eventually settling in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Bill was generous with his time and energy for his children and community. He coached his sons in soccer, basketball and baseball. Bill served on the Foundation Boards of the University of Oregon and Portland State University, and for over 20 years on the Board of Goodwill Industries. He was a member of the University Club, Lake Oswego Country Club, Waverley Country Club and Astoria Country Club. Beginning in 1989, Bill and Barbara Sue began splitting their time between Lake Oswego and Palm Desert, California, where the Seals joined Ironwood Country Club. 

Bill was a voracious reader, particularly of military and world history. He loved golf, forming lasting friendships as a result of the game in Oregon, Palm Desert and Newport Beach, CA. He never tired of a view of the water, spending countless hours overlooking lakes, bays and oceans at home and while traveling, usually with binoculars. He and his wife treasured all their friends…frequently hosting impromptu dinner parties and being sure to celebrate milestones for many of them. But more than anything, Bill loved time with his family—he and Barbara Sue hosted many family reunions in places he knew his children, grandchildren and nieces and nephews would enjoy. Each and all of them remember Bill as someone who was unconditionally enthusiastic about every call or visit from his family, and all of them remember Bill as someone whose generosity, love and kindness gave them valuable life lessons. 

In the last 15 years of his life, Bill battled Parkinson's Disease. Despite considerable and advancing challenges, Bill remained positive and energetic about all that he still could do, providing yet another valuable lesson his family and friends will remember. And every evening at 5pm, he and his bride Barbara Sue would enjoy a glass of wine with each other. They continued this tradition of cherishing one another, right down to the evening he came home from the hospital and began Hospice care.

Bill is survived by his wife, Barbara Sue and his children, Debbie (and Jeff Paulson), Scott, and Craig (and Prae Seal), his six "perfect" grand-children, Spencer, Avery, Laurel, Joseph, Wil and Maggie, and beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. His is pre-deceased by his sister Norma Heurung and survived by his brother Deane. 

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Joseph Campanella

Joseph Campanella

November 1, 1924 - May 23, 2018

Joseph Campanella, a versatile actor whose television career began in the 1950s on anthology series and continued for decades on shows like “Mannix,” “The Bold Ones” and “One Day at a Time,” died on Wednesday at his home in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was 93.

His wife, Jill Campanella, said the cause was complications of Parkinson’s disease.

For many years, Mr. Campanella appeared to work to the point of ubiquity. Tall and lean, with wavy hair, he played doctors, lawyers, criminals, cops and judges, including one named Judge Joseph Camp on the TV show “The Practice” from 1998 to 2001.

He starred in “The Bold Ones: The Lawyers,” with Burl Ives and James Farentino, and “The Doctors and the Nurses,” with Michael Tolan. And he was a regular on the first season of “Mannix,” the long-running detective series starring Mike Connors, but left in 1968 when he was told that his role would be reduced.

Mr. Campanella found his stride as a frequent guest star. He was a crafty criminal suspected of planning a prison break in a 1966 episode of “The F.B.I.”; a cattleman on “Gunsmoke” in 1968; and Mary Richards’s hard-to-forget ex-boyfriend on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” five years later. And in eight episodes of the sitcom “One Day at a Time,” from 1976 to 1982, he played the ex-husband of Ann Romano, the character played by Bonnie Franklin, the star.

His workload was noticed in 1972 by one viewer who, according to an article in TV Guide, wrote to an executive producer asking, “Why must we see him or hear him everywhere else, wherever we turn on our TV set?”

In response, Mr. Campanella told the TV Guide interviewer, “An actor, like everyone else, must make bread for his family — and my wife and four sons eat a lot of bread.”

Joseph Anthony Campanella was born in Manhattan on Nov. 21, 1924, to Sicilian immigrant parents. His father, Philip, was a pianist. His mother, Maria (Onofria) Campanella, was a homemaker and dressmaker. Joseph graduated from Manhattan College in the Bronx with a bachelor’s degree in English literature, studied drama at Columbia University and served in the Philippines as second in command of a Landing Craft Infantry ship.

A skillful baseball player, Mr. Campanella was offered a contract by a low-level New York Giants minor-league team in Georgia, but turned it down, preferring to pursue an acting career.

After nearly a decade of television work, he had roles in three Broadway shows in the early 1960s. For one, “A Gift of Time,” with Henry Fonda and Olivia de Havilland, he was nominated for a Tony Award as best featured actor in a play. And while appearing in another, the short-lived musical “Hot Spot” (1963), he met Jill Bartholomew, a singer and dancer in the chorus of the show. They married in 1964.

In his review, Howard Taubman of The New York Times called Mr. Campanella “engaging” in a role that required him to sing. “An Ezio Pinza, I wasn’t,” he told TV Guide, referring to the opera singer who starred in “South Pacific.” “But at least I got the girl.”

In addition to his roles in theatrical films like “The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre” (1967) and “Ben” (1972), Mr. Campanella did television commercials for BMW, Maybelline, Napa Auto Parts, Quaker State Motor Oil and Dash dog food; narrated “The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau” and various National Geographic documentaries; and hosted a revival of “This Is Your Life” in the 1983-84 season.

He also appeared in several soap operas, including “The Guiding Light,” “Days of Our Lives” and, most recently, from 1996 to 2005, “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

Among his last acting roles was as an arbitrator in a 2001 episode of “Star Trek: Voyager.”

In addition to his wife, Mr. Campanella is survived by his sons, Philip, Robert, Joseph Jr., Dominic, Anthony, John and Andrew, and eight grandchildren. His brother, Frank, also an actor, died in 2006

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Royce J. Yust

Royce J. Yust

December 19, 1934 - April 24, 2018

Royce Yust passed away April 24, 2018 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was at home with his wife Kay O’Hara and her son Kevin Gorden. He was the third child of Raymond and Veronica Struckhoff-Yust. He is preceded in death by his parents, older sister Barbara Hopen, and stepdaughter Laura Gorden. His brothers Raymond (Carmita), Dan (Ruby) and sister Beverly Whitworth (Allen) survive him as well as his children by his former wife (Bonnie Schulte Yust), Royce Lee and Stacy Terbrock (Greg), five grandchildren (Jessica and Jamie Yust and Clayton, Austen and Mitchell Terbrock), and Kay’s son Kevin Gorden. He will be mourned by all of them and many, many other friends and relatives.

Royce was employed by the Ladue School District in 1959. His skill set in the trades along with his ability to organize, supervise and motivate led to his selection as Facilities Director in 1964. The thousands of square feet of buildings and hundreds of acres of grounds were maintained perfectly for 35 years until he retired in 1994. During that period of time, he earned the utmost respect of staff, students, board members, and constituents. Early on friends learned he was a relentless competitor. When hunting it was he who took home the pouch full of game. When skeet shooting it was not how many he hit but how few he missed. And if playing golf with him in a certain tournament he would be the winner of the green jacket.

Royce was a gentleman, a true friend, a fine human being, and a family man.

RIP Royce

A funeral mass will be held on Friday, May 25, 2018, at 5 p.m. at All Saint’s Catholic Church in St. Peters, Missouri with a reception following in the church annex.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Parkinson’s Resource Organization.

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Richard Bernard Kranzdorf

Richard Bernard Kranzdorf

- April 17, 2018

Richard Bernard Kranzdorf, aged 80, passed away on April 17, 2018, at Bob & Corky’s assisted living home in San Luis Obispo.

Early in life when Parkinson’s disease was unforeseen Richard said he wanted four words to mark his tombstone: “he gave a damn.” His wish became a self-fulfilling prophecy: his life made a positive difference to so many.

Born in New York City, the only child of Fannie and Joseph Kranzdorf, he grew up with loving parents and a close extended family of Schulman and Kranzdorf relatives, located in New York, Pennsylvania, and southern California. Add to good roots his innate qualities and you have the man Richard became: curious, puckish, idealistic, empathetic, trusting, and scrupulous.

Like many of his generation, he sought advancement through education. After obtaining a Bachelors of Arts in 1958 and a Masters of Arts in 1959 from the University of Pennsylvania, he worked as an editor in Boston. Two years later he decided to pursue a doctorate in Political Science from UCLA, which was awarded in 1974. His passion for the piano and music, nourished by his mother, remained an avocation.

In 1971 a fortuitous event changed his life. Attending a west coast conference, he learned that Cal Poly had an open teaching position in the Political Science department. He received the position and began a new chapter. In Richard’s words, “The boy from New York City found nirvana in San Luis Obispo.” He loved teaching, the company of colleagues, and his beautiful hometown.

The list of what Richard cared about is extensive: social justice, the students that he taught as a Political Science professor at Cal Poly from 1971 to 2008, and the town of SLO. Over the decades he partnered with kindred spirits, the Sierra Club, environmentalists, and city officials to help maintain the town’s quality of life. An incomplete record reveals the extent of his activism: statements to the City Council, letters to newspaper editors, radio broadcasts, and many speeches at critical events. Besides civil persuasion, he marched, protested, and supported worthwhile causes and candidates. He was progressive in its classic meaning: “an advocate of better conditions who employs liberal ideas and embraces new and experimental methods to effect change.” His contribution was best summarized by a friend: “SLO would not be the same without Richard.”

In 1961 he joined the Peace Corps and began his travels in Africa, teaching journalism and piano at the University of Nigeria in Nsukka for two years. Later, he said of the Peace Corps stint that it made him a more empathetic university teacher. He went on to travel around the world. Some trips, like his Fulbrights to Pakistan, Poland, and Hungary and teaching semesters in Cal Poly’s London program, had an academic focus; others were simply for pleasure. A lovely scroll that lists these trips attests to his amazing energy and love of adventure.

Unconventional, Richard spent his time and money on what he deemed important: causes, travel, and people in need. He indulged himself in simple pleasures: concerts, films at the Palm theatre, running, his men’s group, getting together with friends, keeping in touch with distant loved ones, food, outdoor activities, books, and newspapers.

His contributions to the world are noteworthy but what made him special was personal: his reflexive decency, his incredible kindness to others, and his ability to savor and share the moment. He shared and gave pleasure to so many people.

Richard anchored his active life with family, a wide circle of cherished friends, and colleagues. At a birthday celebration and well-attended ‘roast’ in 2012, he said with arms extended in an embrace, “I have no wife or children; you are my family.” His SLO ‘family’ — along with a caring, attentive fiduciary and many loving caregivers prolonged and enriched his last years. Even as Parkinson’s eroded his body and mind, Richard would say, “I’m a lucky man.” This characteristic gratitude explains why he was surrounded by people who cared for, and about him, until the end.

What will linger in memory is his essence: his warm, deep, welcoming voice, the throaty chuckle that emanated when he saw you, the way he threw his head back in delight when making a clever retort, and his smile so wide that it crinkled the skin around his eyes. Rest in peace, dear Richard; you will be sorely missed.

Predeceased by his second wife, Ilona Ing, who died in 2008, he is survived by remaining loving cousins and their families and by many devoted former colleagues and friends in SLO and elsewhere.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations.

A celebration of Richard’s life will be held at 4:00 pm, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at Congregation Beth David. Your contacting if you plan to attend would be greatly appreciated.

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Mitzi Shore

Mitzi Shore

- April 11, 2018

In the 1970s, David Letterman baby-sat her children and Jay Leno slept on the back stairs of her Sunset Strip club, where Jim Carrey later tended the door.

Mitzi Shore was “the den mother of some berserk Cub Scout pack,” as Letterman once said — one that brimmed with a breathtaking array of now-famous comics who broke through because she tapped them to perform.

Shore, who was regarded as the godmother of comedy in Los Angeles and whose Comedy Store was one of the most important showcases for stand-up in the country, died Wednesday, according to a statement from the Comedy Store. She was 87.

“Mitzi was an extraordinary businesswoman and decades ahead of her time who cultivated and celebrated the artistry of stand-up comedy. She was also a loving mother, not only to her own four children, but to the myriad of comedians who adored her. She leaves behind an indelible mark and legacy and has helped change the face of comedy. We will all miss her dearly,” the statement said.

Shore long battled Parkinson’s disease and had been in hospice care for some time. (No official cause of death has been given.) Her son, actor Pauly Shore, had been helping care for her and tweeting updates about her final days.

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