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Obituary: Susan Diane Gay

Susan Diane Gay, 50, of Idyllwild, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, of cardiac arrest following septic shock, at Hemet Valley Medical Center. Mrs. Gay was born Aug. 7, 1952, in San Mateo. She was a homemaker. She was affiliated with the Merry Notes Young Musicians, the Buddy Rogers Youth Symphony, the Redlands Youth Orchestra, the Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra and...

Obituary: Leo John Knowicki

Leo John Knowicki, 56, of Idyllwild, died peacefully in his sleep Friday, Aug. 23, 2002. Born April 30, 1946 near Buffalo, N.Y., Mr. Knowicki spent his early years in various orphanages and foster homes. He joined the Navy at age 18, spent a tour in Vietnam and received an honorable discharge. Mr. Knowicki’s colorful and diverse career included managing different big-name rock...

Obituary: William G. Collins

William (Bill) G. Collins, 45, a native of California and a four-year resident of Idyllwild, died Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at Riverside Regional Hospital. The cause of death was complications from Fabry's Disease. He was a ranger at Camp Emerson, a Boy Scouts of America camp in Idyllwild. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug....

Obituary: Lorene Florence Penn

Lorene Florence Penn, 87, of Blue Springs, Mo., died Tuesday, June 25, 2002, in Blue Springs. She was born July 1, 1914, in Omaha, Neb. Mrs. Penn and her late husband, Harry Thurland Penn, were co-managers of Buckhorn Camp in Idyllwild for 30 years. She was a charter member and past president of Soroptimist International of Idyllwild. She also was a member...

Obituary: Ersel Lamar Hall

Ersel Lamar Hall, 79, of Anza, died Tuesday, June 18, 2002. Mr. Hall was the father of Sunderland Everstill of Idyllwild.

Obituary: Vince ‘Jim’ Mangione

Vince Mangione, 77, of Idyllwild, died Saturday, June 15, 2002, in Palm Springs. He died peacefully surrounded by family members: wife Myrna, stepdaughter Laurie, son-in-law Marty, and three sons, Tom, Jim and Danny. Mr. Mangione was born March 19, 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio, and raised in Ohio. He proudly served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He...

Obituary: Arthur Ronald Peterson

Arthur Ronald Peterson, 61, of Twain Harte, Calif., died of cancer at his home Wednesday, May 29, 2002. Mr. Peterson and his wife, Sue, were Pine Cove residents for three years, moving to Twain Harte in May 2001. Mrs. Peterson had worked at Idyllwild Arts. Mr. Peterson was born Aug. 3, 1940, in Bakersfield to Arthur Frederick Peterson and Avis Louise...

Obituary: Helen K. Robel Sandlin

Helen K. Robel Sandlin, 72, died May 7, 2002, at her home in Niland, Calif. She was born June 2, 1929, in Shamokin, Pa. She worked as the manager of a Safeway store meat department and also was co-owner of the Fern Valley Motel with her husband, Delbert, from 1970 to 1979. Mrs. Sandlin was a member of the United Food...

Obituary: John David Roberts

John David Roberts, known as Dave, of Hemet, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at his residence. He was 78. A former Idyllwild resident for 14 years, he had lived in Hemet the past two years. He was a Pasadena resident for 30 years prior to his move to Idyllwild. Mr. Roberts was born June 30, 1922, in Decatur, Ill. He served...

Obituary: Robert J. Antal

Robert J. Antal, 78, died May 7, 2002, at an Alzheimer’s care facility in Huntington Beach, Calif. He was born June 5, 1923, in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Antal moved to Idyllwild with his wife, Ellen, in 1981 after their children were all married and he had retired from his career as a teacher. They lived in Idyllwild until 1996 when they...
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