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Obituary: Aleen Agranowitz

Aleen Agranowitz, a noted speech pathologist, passed away peacefully at her home in Long Beach on May 10 surrounded by her family. She was 94. She was a part-time Idyllwild resident and founder of Speech and Language Development Center, which established Morning Sky School here on the Hill in 1979. In 1955, Dr. Agranowitz co-founded a speech clinic. ...

Obituary: Kelly Lee Riddle

Kelly Lee Riddle of Idyllwild died on Thursday, April 8, 2010. Kelly was born in Long Beach to Mike and Lorrie Riddle on Aug. 23, 1957. He is survived by his parents; his companion in life, Jody Daniels; son Nathan Riddle; wife Andrea of Lake Havasu City; daughter Keyerra of Palm Desert; and, brother Patrick of Coarse Gold, Calif. Kelly’s journey...

Obituary: Clifford G. Dorn Jr.

Clifford G. Dorn, born in New Jersey on June 9, 1947, passed away April 15, 2010 at his home on Morris Ranch Road in Garner Valley. He served in the United States Army as a survival and artillery specialist, worked for the U.S. Forest Service as a fire lookout at the Tahquitz Lookout Tower and also built and maintained portions...

Obitury: Barry Nestande

Barry Nestande, longtime chief of staff for Fourth District Supervisor John J. Benoit, died unexpectedly Friday afternoon, March 19. According to sources, he was working out in a gym, collapsed and subsequently died at Desert Sun Hosptial. Nestande is the brother of 63rd District Assemblyman Brian Nestande. Assemblyman Nestande has been unavailable for comment. Barry had served Benoit since his election...

Obituary: Ralph B. Hamilton

Ralph B. Hamilton, age 87, of Hemet passed away at home on Saturday, March 27, 2010. He was born Nov. 18, 1922 in Winnebago, Neb. Ralph was a Fire Battalion Chief with the City of Downey Fire Department for 28 years. He was preceded in death in May 2001 by his son, Thomas Hamilton. Ralph is survived by his loving wife...

Obituary: Diana Rose Harvey

Diana Rose (Lightell) Harvey, 65, passed away on March 6, 2010. She was born on Oct. 19, 1944 in New Orleans, La. to Margaret Mary (Bourgeois) Lightell and Herman Lightell. She was married to Clark Lee Harvey on April 13, 1964 in Riverside, Calif. Diana’s quick and surprising death reminds us all to live every moment as if...

Obituary: Clifford Popp

Clifford Popp passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family and friends on Feb. 12, 2010. He was born in Fresno, Calif. to Margarite and George Popp, on Dec. 22, 1911. He began his career as a mechanical draftsman with Food Machinery Corp. in 1929. He transferred to Riverside (FMC) in 1938 and was promoted to Mechanical Engineer,...

Obituary: Benjamin R. Strong & Judith N. Strong

Husband and wife, Benjamin R. Strong and Judith N. Strong, passed away recently in Pensacola, Fla. They are survived by two sons, Philip C. Strong (Linda McCaughin) and Rush P. Strong, and one grandson, Bret McCaughin-Strong, all of Idyllwild, Calif.; and one daughter, Jennifer S. Westermann (John H. Westermann Jr.) and three grandchildren, Sandy, Christine and Casey Westermann, all...

Obituary: Richard T. ‘Buz’ French Sr.

Richard “Buz” French passed away Monday, March 8, 2010. He was born in Memphis, Tenn., on Dec. 21, 1932, the son of Emmett and Mary French of Pomona, who predeceased him. He served in the U.S. Army until 1952. He was part owner of the Agitator Shop, a family appliance store. It was the largest appliance store in the United...

Obituary: Gertrude ‘Trudy’ Holldber

Gertrude “Trudy” Holldber of Pine Cove, passed away on Monday, Feb. 8, 2010 at the age of 90. She was born Sept. 25, 1919 in West Virginia as the 13th of 14 children in her family. She was the youngest daughter and was preceded in death by all her brothers and sisters. Trudy is survived by her two sons, Jerry...
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