Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituary: Dorothy Richards, 88, Long-time Resident

Dorothy Arline Richards, who was born October 27, 1933, in Garden City, Long Island, New York, passed away on November 25 – Thanksgiving Day. She was in her favorite chair in her home of more than 44 years on Enchanted … Continue reading

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OBITUARY: Esther Brudo, 95; a Former Resident and Psychotherapist

Former Pacific Palisades resident Esther S. Brudo died on August 23 in Watertown, Massachusetts. She was 95 and had been active in the Palisades Senior Alliance and the American Legion Post 283 Auxiliary. Born July 1, 1926, in Philadelphia as … Continue reading

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OBITUARY: Alice Ruth Hanks, 95, a Fixture at the Indy 500

Alice Ruth Hanks, a resident of Pacific Palisades since 1957, passed away at St. John’s Hospital on October 1 at the age of 95. She was born in LuVerne, Iowa, to William and Molly Hedrick on July 26, 1926. An … Continue reading

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OBIT: Ruby Kuntz, 102, Mother, Grandmother

Ruby Evelyn Kuntz, (nee Caplan), of Pacific Palisades was 102 when she died at home November 9, 2021. She was born January 1, 1919. She was predeceased by her parents, David W. Caplan (1891-1955) and Rebecca Z. Fineberg (Meister) (1895-1979), … Continue reading

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OBITUARY: Clark Downing McQuay, Long-time Community Member

Clark Downing McQuay, 97, passed away October 15, 2021 in Pasadena, surrounded by his family. Also known since childhood as Bud, and to his grandchildren as Grandad, Clark was born on April 7, 1924, in Alhambra to his parents Charles … Continue reading

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OBITUARY: Stuart Farberow, 58, Beloved Maui Police Officer, Proud Father                                    

Longtime Palisadian Stuart Farberow passed away on October 11, 2021, in Anna, Texas, while surrounded by friends and family. He was 58 years old.  Stuart was born in Harbor City, California on January 10, 1963, to Roberta (Bobbie) Farberow and … Continue reading

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Obit: Barbara Thomas Ackard, Mother, Grandmother, Friend

  Barbara Thomas Ackard, who was born on November 15, 1919, in Denver, Colorado, passed away on August 7. The 101-year old was surrounded by her family and caregiver in her Brentwood home. She had lived in Pacific Palisades many … Continue reading

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OBITUARY: Norma Sweeney, 83; an Early TWA Flight Attendant, Former Palisades Resident

Norma Romaine Johnson Barnes Sweeney passed away on August 26 in Thousand Oaks. She was 83 years young, and her life was cut short from a lengthy battle with dementia. Norma was born in Wood County, Ohio, on July 23, 1938, and … Continue reading

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OBITUARY: Lena Longo, 90; Wife of the Famous Toyota Dealer

  Lena Longo, died at home in Pacific Palisades on July 26 of heart failure. She was born on August 6, 1930, in Ontario, Canada, to Russian immigrants. Her mother died when she was 5. At times Lena stayed with … Continue reading

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OBITUARY: Richard W. Harrington, Former CEO of Maui and Sons, Avid Outdoorsman

Richard Wickham Harrington, who acquired Maui and Sons in 1989 and grew the company into a worldwide supplier of action sports apparel and equipment, passed away at his vacation home in Sun Valley, Idaho, on August 10. There’s a Maui … Continue reading

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