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Anthony Gebbia

Anthony Gebbia, a longtime resident of La Crescenta, died on Saturday, Jan. 22 after suffering a stroke on Nov 9.

Born July 4, 1924 in Newcastle, Pa., he attended Newcastle Senior High School and served in the U.S. Army for two years. After being discharged in 1948, he moved to the Los Angeles area. He worked for the Los Angeles Times for 36 years.

He is survived by his wife Josephine of La Crescenta, and nephew Jack of Fullerton.

A visitation will be held Sunday, Jan. 30 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Crippen Mortuary Chapel in La Crescenta. A funeral Mass will be held on Monday Jan. 31 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montrose to be followed by a graveside service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale.

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Pauline Oliver-Henry

Pauline Oliver-Henry passed away peacefully at her home in Mariposa, Calif. on Jan. 8 after a long battle with congestive heart failure. She was 92.

Born April 27, 1918 in Beacon, NY, she graduated with a masters degree in English from Smith College and taught high school English in Maine. She further studied at Leeds University, England and was a translator for the U.S. Embassy in Paris France prior to World War II. After the war she joined the U.S. Census Bureau in Washington D. C. With her interest in the theatre, she also performed at Arena Stage, where she met her future husband Henry Oliver, the theatre’s principle actor, who passed in 1978.

Traveling the United States working various theatrical venues and film productions, the family settled in the Los Angeles area in 1969. While Henry pursued his Hollywood career, Paula returned to the Census Bureau retiring as Western Regional Field Director in 1991.

Having developed an interest in duplicate bridge tournaments, Paula earned the title of Life Master and ran the partnership desk at numerous Los Angeles area tournaments. Here she conceived the Duplicate Bridge Scholarship Program and served as its chairperson for nearly a decade. In 2001, Paula was named Woman of the Year by the Southern California Duplicate Bridge Association. In 2003, she moved to her own suite in her son Kevin and daughter-in-law Lauri’s home, and was active in the Oakhurst Duplicate Bridge Club.

Paula is survived by her sons Tanner, Los Angeles; Dene, La Crescenta; Kevin, Mariposa; and five grandchildren.

Paula’s family wishes to thank the John C. Fremont Hospital, Mariposa and the Mariposa County Hospice for their assistance and support. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Mariposa County Hospice.

Memorial services will be announced.

Bernard “Bud”  James Lewandowski

Bernard “Bud” James Lewandowski, 81, peacefully passed away at home surrounded by his family on Jan. 23.

Born on Sept. 23, 1929 in Baltimore, Md. he came to California in 1947. He served in the U.S. Army as a radio operator during the Korean War.

Bud was the proprietor for 50 years of the Majestic Tire Company in Tujunga.

He is survived by Mary, his loving wife of 52 years; son Joseph (Sandy); daughter Theresa (Richard) Fredrickson; daughter Elisabeth (Marcus) Gladstein; son Steven (Catherine Raine); four grandchildren: Charles, Gordon, Lucas and Alea.

A visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 29 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Crippen Mortuary Chapel; rosary to be at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30 at Our Lady of Lourdes in Tujunga. Interment to immediately follow at Glen Haven Sholom Memorial Park in Sylmar.

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Marion C. Marvin

Born in Buffalo, NY on Oct. 8, 1917, Marion C. Marvin passed away on Jan. 24.

Marion C. Zollitsch lost her mother to the influenza epidemic of 1919. Her father took 2-year-old Marion and her two older brothers back to the family home where they were cared for by 12 aunts and uncles until her father remarried when Marion was 9 years old.

In 1937 Marion married the love of her life, Kenneth, and they were together for 60

Tired of the cold winters of New York, in 1959 they decided to begin a new adventure in life and with their two daughters moved to La Crescenta from Gasport, NY.

Marion made many friends in the community when she worked as a district postal clerk in the Verdugo City Post Office from 1965-1985.

She and Kenneth were active members of the Pioneer Club of the Foothills and enjoyed taking many trips the club organized over the years. They also enjoyed taking many other happy trips together, including traveling through the Panama Canal for their fiftieth wedding anniversary.

In her later years, Marion suffered from Wet Macular Degeneration, which eventually took away her ability to do all of her favorite things, but her faith in God and devotion to her church sustained her throughout the remainder of her life.

A sweet, gentle, loving woman, wife and mother, on Jan. 24 she was reunited with her beloved husband.

Marion is survived by her daughters Suzanne Hakhamimi and Karen Marvin; son-in-law Masoud Hakhamimi, M.D.; grandson Aryan Hakhamimi, wife Abby and great-grandson Adrian; grandson Kamron Hakhamimi, M.D. and wife Nan; sister-in-law June Louis of Cheektowaga, NY; and 15 nieces and nephews.

Monsignor Foley will preside over mass at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 2411 Montrose Ave. in Montrose on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be in the San Fernando Mission Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being provided by Crippen Mortuary, La Crescenta.

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