Longtime Claremont resident Eve Tessier, 96, died December 17, 2017, in Salinas, California, where her son Thomas Miles Tessier lives.
Mrs. Tessier was born March 13, 1921 in Sterling, Illinois. She traveled west during World War II to teach dance lessons at Arthur Murray Dance Studios in Los Angeles and to entertain US troops preparing for deployment in the Pacific. During this time she also received her training as a cosmetologist.
A party in honor of longtime Claremonter Len Munter will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 4 at Mt. San Antonio Gardens Assembly Room, 900 E. Harrison Ave.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in Mr. Munter’s name to the Mt. San Antonio Gardens scholarship fund msagardens.org/giving or by check to Congregational Homes, 900 E. Harrison Ave., Pomona, CA 91767.
G. Worth George died November 22, 2017 at his home in Naperville, Illinois. He was 84 years old.
Mr. George was born on April 7, 1933 in Goshen, Indiana. He was an only child and was raised by his paternal grandfather. He graduated from Goshen High School in 1951.
He played the clarinet in high school and college, both in marching band and symphonies. He was also an avid ping-pong player. He loved reading, learning and sharing his knowledge.
Longtime Claremonter Leonard “Len” Munter died peacefully in his sleep at home, surrounded by his loving family, on December 17, 2017. He was 95 years old.
Len was a popular character in Claremont—well known for being friendly, funny, teasing, entertaining, irreverent, caustic, feisty, opinionated and politically progressive. In his private life he was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was also a private person, well organized and self-disciplined, frugal, intellectually curious, and knowledgeable about many things.
New Jersey native and former Claremont resident Joan Arias died August 18, 2017—without pain and surrounded by loved ones—after a brief struggle with cancer. She was 76.
She arrived at UCLA in 1965 as a doctoral student in the Spanish and Portuguese departments, having just completed a year abroad studying Venezuelan theater on a Fulbright scholarship. In early 1966 she met and married fellow UCLA student Ron Arias, a union that would thrive for 51 years, and produced two sons, Michael and Jonathan.