Distinguished Professor Emerita of English and black studies at Pitzer College Agnes Moreland Jackson died April 8 after a long illness. She was 89 years old. Ms. Jackson was a Pomona Unified School District Trustee for eight years, a longtime social justice community advocate and community leader, a charter member of the Pomona Valley Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and a Pomona resident for more than 50 years.
Known for his deep voice, warm smile, puns, and the calm air of having everything under control, longtime Claremont resident C.R. “Ray” Fowler died peacefully in hospice care Wednesday, March 25 at his daughter’s home in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was 91.
He was predeceased just two months earlier by his wife of 67 years, Barbara Fowler.
Alice Ann Cook died April 4 at the Health Services Center at Pilgrim Place in Claremont. She had been sick for several months with cancer of the bowel and related difficulties in eating. She was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania on July 26, 1949 and was adopted as an infant by Richard Kennison Cook and Catherine Plesnik Cook, who was a native of what is now the Slovak Republic. Alice’s parents both served in the US Army during World War II.
Proud Buckeye, meat and poultry product designer, woodworker, gardener; Dennis L. Grubel, age 69, died March 1. Dennis was born in Tiffin, Ohio on April 29, 1950, to John O. and Anna Lawhead Grubel, and lived in Claremont at the time of his death.He graduated from Mohawk High School in Sycamore, Ohio, in 1968. He later earned a bachelor’s degree in animal sciences from The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences.
OLA parishioner, amateur astronomer, electronic engineer; Raymond Magdziarz died on March 17 from several health issues, including complications from diabetes. He was 91. Ray is survived by his wife of 58 years, Irene (nee Elwart); children, Anne (husband Erik), William (wife Dawn), Susan, and Robert (wife Suzanne); and granddaughter Audrey.
Charles Edmund Sullivan, 81, died peacefully from natural causes at his home in Claremont on March 28. Memorial services will be held at a date yet to be determined.
Chuck was born in Boston to Nell and Edmund Sullivan on December 30, 1938. He moved to Inglewood, California in 1951. He graduated from George Washington High School in Los Angeles.
David Reisman loved a good story, especially if the story involved his family. Whether everyday (a comical snafu at work or the daily antics of Gray the lovable Schnoodle), or extraordinary (ice climbing through the Grand Tetons or drinking wine over Victoria Falls in Zambia), he wanted to hear it, because by hearing it, he could see the world through the storyteller’s eyes. He loved nothing more than experiencing his family’s lives through the tales they told.
Claremont native, Harley enthusiast, animal lover, known for joyous, kind, loving spirit
Karyn Beth McGan (Chassman), born in Schenectady, New York on March 6, 1963, died of natural causes on March 16 in Riverside, California at the age of 57.
US Army veteran, devoted family man, committed Catholic. Robert “Bob” Raymond Rudolph died peacefully on February 28, comforted by his adoring wife and children. He was a beloved husband to Dolores (nee Blaszczyk), loving father to Doug (wife Lorrie), Rob (wife Sonia), and Barbara (husband Rob); devoted brother to Violet; cherished grandfather to Dylan, Heather, Chelsea, Laura, Katie, Matthew, Kellie, Claire and Sophie; and adored great-grandfather to Henry and Ross.
High school administrator, world traveler, Pomona College, CGU grad. Patrick Andrew Powell, 90, died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday morning, February 26. He was born January 23, 1930 in Loma Linda, California to Stephen Powell and Margaret Laurie Powell, the youngest of their three sons. He grew up in Fontana with his extended family, working in the family lumber yard, and graduated from Chaffey High School in 1948.
Theater major, model, beloved great-grandmother, tireless volunteer
Mary Martha (“Dolly”) Barkley died peacefully on February 29 in Claremont.
She was born at her family’s home in Gadsden, Arizona, to Leslie and Floy Barkley, along with her brother Jimmy.
Eric Arthur Peterson, 59, who grew up in Claremont and graduated from Damien High School in 1978, died unexpectedly after a brief illness on February 15 in Chico, California.
Eric is survived by his mother Rosemary, sister Sally, brothers Jim, Paul and Mark and numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, in-laws and extended family. He was the son of Herbert Peterson, also deceased.