| Dec 24, 2010
Gertrude Stein may have felt that a "rose is a rose is a rose," but not Jacob Maarse.
Maarse, the venerable Pasadena florist, knew the particular pleasures of thousands of roses, from the innocently pink Bride's Dream to the flamboyantly red Dolly...
| Nov 13, 2010
Dr. Richard J. Bing, a research cardiologist, composer and author who has been called a "Renaissance man" and "a man for all seasons," died Monday at his home in La Cañada Flintridge. He had celebrated his 101st birthday a month earlier and had been...
| Nov 10, 2010
| 11:13 AM
Glass company executive,
Westmont College trustee
William Kerr, 95, a longtime executive at Los Angeles-based Kerr Glass Manufacturing Corp. and a trustee at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, died of congestive heart failure Nov. 5 at...
| Jan 1, 2011
Character actor got
Bill Erwin, 96, a veteran character actor remembered for his role as Arthur the bellman in the 1980 fantasy film "Somewhere in Time" and his Emmy-nominated guest appearance on "Seinfeld," died Wednesday at...
| Dec 29, 2010
Lina Romay, whose role as a lead singer with Xavier Cugat's orchestra in the early 1940s led to a career in the movies and a stint decades later as a Spanish-language radio announcer for Hollywood Park, has died. She was 91.
Romay died Dec. 17 of natural...
| Apr 23, 2011
Richard C. "Dick" Dunn, leader of a Los Angeles commercial real estate dynasty, has died. He was 84.
Dunn, who was widely viewed as the dean of the region's commercial property brokers in his role at the Charles Dunn Co., died April 15 from an inoperable...
| Dec 10, 2010
Thomas J. Ahrens, a Caltech geophysicist who pioneered the academic use of shock waves to study minerals under high temperatures and pressures such as those found at the center of the Earth, died Nov. 24 at his home in Pasadena. He was 74. The cause of...
| Dec 25, 2010
Edward Cansino, a composer and conductor who led the eclectic vocal and instrumental ensemble I Cantori, has died. He was 63.
Cansino died of cancer Sunday at his home in Altadena, said his wife, Gina Di Massa Cansino.
I Cantori (Italian for "the...
| Apr 27, 2011
Richard P. McKee, a chemistry professor who was so offended by a Glendora official's effort to thwart public comment at a meeting that he became one of California's most effective advocates for open government, died Saturday at his home in La Verne. He...
| May 6, 2011
| 4:03 PM
Sada Thompson, a Tony Award-winning actress best known to TV viewers for her Emmy Award-winning role as the matriarch in the 1970s dramatic TV series "Family," has died. She was 83.
Thompson, a resident of Southbury, Conn., died of lung disease Wednesday...
| Jun 1, 2011
Dr. Leo Rangell, a leading psychoanalyst who argued forcefully that theoretical fads and factions threatened to erode consumer confidence in the field founded by Sigmund Freud more than 100 years ago, died Saturday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He...