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Obituary:  Justice William A. Masterson

Obituary: Justice William A. Masterson

Born June 25, 1931, during the Depression to a struggling Catholic family in the Irish Ghetto of Flushing, Long Island, N.Y., Bill Masterson felt blessed to spend his last years overlooking the mountains of Idyllwild and the ocean of Mendocino from his beautiful home. Before his full retirement, Bill and his wife Julie enjoyed 17 […]

Obituary: Gary Bischof

Gary Bischof was born March 1, 1938, and passed away in Redding Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. He is survived by his wife Laurie, and brothers Kent Bischof of Hemet and Dale Bischof of Weaverville, CA. He also is survived by sisters Sharon Niese of Riverside and Sandra Cummings of Paso Robles. A full military service […]

Obituary: Wallace Robert Blischke

Obituary: Wallace Robert Blischke

Wallace Robert Blischke, the oldest child of Walter and Mabel Schulz Blischke, was born April 20, 1934, in Oak Park, Ill. Wally grew up in the west Chicago suburbs with his brother and two sisters. He attended a Lutheran grade school and the local public high school. Wally’s father was a master carpenter who built […]

Obituary: Bobbie Jean Stone

Obituary: Bobbie Jean Stone

Bobbie Jean or “BJ,” as she was known to friends and family, was born Jan. 17, 1936, in Fort Worth, Texas, to Robert Fulton Stone and Hazel Elizabeth Wood. During WWII, her father worked for the War Department and BJ and her family transferred to Jersey City, N.J., where she lived and went to grade […]

Obituary — Judy Marsh

Obituary — Judy Marsh

Judy Marsh, 57, of Ramona, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. Born to John and Margaret Collin Feb. 21, 1956 in Minneapolis, Minn., Judy graduated from El Cajon Valley High School in 1974 and received a bachelor of arts degree in sociology from UCSD in 1978. She married Patrick Marsh in 1977. Judy was a […]

Obituary: Donald J. Harrison

Donald J. Harrison died in December 2013 at home in Idyllwild. Dr. Harrison graduated from Monrovia, Arcadia, Duarte High School in 1948. He received his associate degree from Pasadena City College in 1950, and transferred to the University of Southern California, receiving his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in 1957. He received his education doctorate in […]

Obituary: Joseph Rodriguez

Obituary: Joseph Rodriguez

Joseph Rodriguez, devoted father, brother and uncle, peacefully passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Joe was born March 19, 1948 in Los Angeles into a family of nine children. He lived in Mountain Center. He worked in construction, loved fishing and was always helping others with translations. He was a member of Shiloh Christian Ministries. […]

Obituary John Woolley

Obituary John Woolley

John Woolley, 94, peacefully passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in Hemet in the company of family. He had been a familiar figure around the village of Idyllwild since 1954. John was born in 1918 to Frank and Cassia Woolley in San Diego. Music was a big part of his life from an early age. […]

Obituary: Doug Yagaloff

Doug Yagaloff, 54, of Palm Springs and Idyllwild, left this world in the early morning of Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, after an unanticipated battle with kidney cancer. Born in Bethel, Conn., on March 10, 1959, he is survived by his husband Scott Douglas, father Philip, sister Carolyn, brother Keith and many close friends and colleagues. […]

OBITUARY: Dorothy Swain Lewis

OBITUARY: Dorothy Swain Lewis

Artist, teacher and pilot Dorothy “Dot” Swain Lewis died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. at her Idyllwild home. She was born near Asheville, N.C. Sept. 30, 1915, to John Edward Swain, and Mozelle Stringfield Swain. She was predeceased by brothers Robert and Jack. She is survived by a sister, Betty Turbyfill, of Asheville, N.C,.; her son, […]

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