Patricia “Trish” Branley, a longtime COURIER photographer, died on January 6, 2014 after a battle with cancer.
She was born in Florida, the second of four children who were doted on by their father, John Branley. Young Trish was a real beach lover while living in the Sunshine State, her sister Pam shared. She enjoyed swimming and scuba diving in the warm waters of the gulf as well as catching some rays amid the surf and sand.
Ms. Branley got her first college degree in fashion merchandising. When she was in her early 30s, she changed course and earned a degree in photojournalism. This photo was taken for the COURIER of a burned car from the 2003 Grand Prix fire in Claraboya. Check out our complete obituary and slideshow of her work.
Michael Zachary Heilpern died peacefully at his home in Claremont on February 15, 2014. He was 63 years old.
He was born December 15, 1950 in the Bronx, New York. Much of his childhood was spent in the idyllic Westchester County neighborhood of Peekskill. He was the first child born to Jacob Heilpern, a certified public accountant, and Betty Wogman Heilpern, a kindergarten and special education teacher. Mr. Heilpern was a curious student of the world, a serious and sensitive thinker who enjoyed learning about different religions, cultures and avenues of social change.