Claremont resident Debbie Frame, 75, died Wednesday, October 23 after a brief illness.
“She was diagnosed with cancer that spread rapidly and took her from us within a handful of weeks of the diagnosis,” her family shared. “Throughout the entire time, she never once complained about it and had the most positive attitude.”
Great grandmother, teacher, voracious reader, was 101
Virginia Rose Delman died peacefully on Wednesday, October 23 at her home in Claremont at the age of 101.
Virginia was born in Chicago to Ralph and Celia Rose on February 21, 1918. The family included siblings William (Bill) Rose and Leonore Rubey, and numerous nieces and nephews
After receiving her M.A. in speech therapy from Northwestern University in 1939, she joined the Red Cross and traveled through Australia and New Guinea, where she met her future husband, Sherman.
A celebration of life for Claremont attorney and philanthropist Herb Hafif will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday November 3, at the concert gardens at the Hafif estate. Mr. Hafif died October 20. He was 89.
After graduating from Claremont High School, Mr. Hafif attended Pomona College, completing his studies there in 1953. Law school followed and in 1956 he earned his JD from the University of Southern California. He opened his Claremont law practice in 1958.
Outdoorsman, travel enthusiast, mechanical engineer
Surrounded by family and friends, former Claremont resident Chris Miller died September 27, at the age of 49, following cardiac surgery.
Chris was born in Duarte, California. He lived in Claremont from the age of four, attending Oakmont Elementary School and El Roble, and graduating from Claremont High in 1988. He attended Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo and then San Francisco State, where he earned his bachelor’s in mechanical engineering.
CGU professor, journalist, author, lawyer
Michael Martin Uhlmann, a beloved professor, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, died October 8 after a brief illness.
Born December 29, 1939 in Washington, DC to Martin and Helen Uhlmann, he attended St. Johns College in DC, before graduating from the Hill School in 1958. Michael received a bachelor’s in history from Yale, an LLB from the University of Virginia Law School, and a PhD in government from Claremont Graduate University.
Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, biochemist, educator, quilter
With great sorrow and love for a life fully lived, the family of longtime Claremont resident Barbara C. Dev announces her death, which took place October 8 while in the company of loved ones. Barbara fought a prolonged battle with ovarian cancer.
Chaucer scholar, longtime Claremonter, author, dedicated Catholic
Dolores Lucille Cullen, a longtime resident and familiar figure in Claremont, died at home October 11. She was 91 years old.
Dolores is survived by her sister, Audrey Abbot; children, Ted, Catherine and Marge, her companion and caregiver for the last three years; ten grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Frances Florence Shorrock joined us on earth as a real lightweight, but left as a spiritual heavyweight—and along the way made the world a little bit better for us, her family shared.
She was born on July 30, 1930 in Seattle, Washington, and due to pneumonia weighed just two and-a-half pounds. Frances wasn’t expected to live 24 hours, but she persisted until July 26, 2019, just shy of her 89th birthday.
Great-great-grandmother, concert pianist, traveler, was 104 years old
Lucile Gates Carr died peacefully Wednesday, September 4 at Mt. San Antonio Gardens’ Oak Tree Lodge in Pomona. She was one month shy of her 105th birthday.
She was born October 5, 1914 in Marble Rock, Iowa, and suffered early from serious childhood asthma. When she was five years old, despite generations of successful farming, her parents, Tena and Glen Gates decided to leave their livelihood, families and farm, and move their two daughters, Estella and Lucy, to California in order to provide Lucy hope for a healthier life.
Catherine Rose Lombardo died at 12:44 p.m. September 18 at her Claremont home, surrounded by her family. She was 54 years old and fought a brave four-year battle against ovarian cancer.
Catherine was a musician from the age of 10, when she started playing the guitar. She earned a bachelor’s degree in classical vocal performance from the University of La Verne, and became a working musician, singing and recording for many years.