Hal Needham (11/12/13)

Hal Needham, a top Hollywood stuntman who turned to directing rousing action films including “Smokey and the Bandit” and “The Cannonball Run,” died on October 25, 2013. He was 82. A former paratrooper, Needham appeared in thousands of TV episodes and hundreds of movies, performing and designing stunts and new…

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Sherman E. Lacy (11/12/13)

Sherman Elmore Lacy, age 78, passed away at his home in Friendly Valley after a battle with lung cancer. Sherman worked at GM in Van Nuys for 37 years. Sherman loved playing golf with his buddies in Friendly Valley and fishing trips with his sons and grandsons, as well as,…

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Frank Walker (11/12/13)

One of the Santa Clarita Valley’s founding families lost a member this month with the death of Frank R. Walker at the age of 90. Frank R. Walker was one of 12 children born to Frank E. Walker and Hortence V. Reynier Walker on Placerita Canyon property secured by the…

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Charlie Cooke (10/8/13)

Charlie Cooke, the Santa Clarita Valley’s most prominent Indian leader for more  than four decades, died September 21. Cooke, a spiritual leader of the Fernandeño-Tataviam Band of Mission Indians, who also embraced the Chumash culture, was 77. “He taught me that it’s important to reach down and touch mother earth…

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Minnie Ann Helvey Murphy (10/8/13)

Minnie Ann Helvey Murphy passed away  September 22, 2013 in Newhall. She was born on January 27, 1918 in Lang, CA (more commonly known as Soledad Canyon). Minnie was a direct descendent of Santa Clarita Valley pioneer, Thomas Findley Mitchell. Minnie was the Valedictorian of San Fernando High School in…

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Jerry Sauer (8/27/13)

Jerry Sauer, of Newhall passed away July 21, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Gerry Sauer, daughter Stephanie Sauer, both of Newhall, a brother and sister-in law Arthur and Betty Sauer of Spokane, Washington, niece Susan (Rodney) Erickson and nephew Michael Sauer of Spokane, Washington, mother-in-law…

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Mary Agnes Collins Becker (8/27/13)

Mary Agnes (Collins) Becker passed away peacefully August 16, in Newhall after a brief illness. She was a resident of the Santa Clarita Valley for 53 years. Mary was a devout Catholic and attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help. She was known for being loving and generous, donating to many…

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Darlene J. Fink (8/27/13)

After a wonderful life filled with laughter and great memories, Darlene J. Fink, 80, passed away on August 6, at her home in Saugus, with her family by her side. Darlene worked as a realtor at Day Realty and at Santa Clarita Bank as an Escrow Officer. In 1979 Darlene…

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Genevieve Margaret Marincola (8/27/13)

Genevieve Margaret Marincola, 94, of Canyon Country, passed away on August 15th after a short illness. Genevieve was born on June 30th, 1919, in Watertown, New York. At the age of 16, in 1935, she met her future husband, Tony, at her Godfather’s Italian restaurant. In June of 1940, Genevieve…

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