Dr. M. Charles Warren, Jr. passed away on December 29, 2019 at the age of 78. He died from complications of diabetes and dementia. Dr. Warren was born in Rutland, Vt. in 1941 and grew up in various places in the Northeast. He graduated from Lemoyne College in Syracuse, NY and from Marquette Medical School in Milwaukee in 1967. After internship he enrolled in the Air Force where he served for 2 years as a flight surgeon at Korat Air Force Base in Thailand during the Vietnam War.
“The time has come, the Walrus said”.for all good things to end” including the long and marvelous journey of a lifetime for Robert Brezsny, a 40+ yr resident of Redlands who passed away peacefully in his home on December 22nd. Surrounded by his wife of 74 years and his four children, his last days were full of reflection, quiet dignity and numerous expressions of love and care from family and friends. And as Bob departed, the Walrus ad-libbed: “That was a heck of a ride, kid!”. Bob lived an exemplary life of service to family, community and country. He forged many lasting relationships and touched many hearts with his grace, impeccable character and consistent good cheer. He was meticulously organized. He was fabulously detailed. He never complained. He was exceedingly kind. And he will be sorely missed. While it’s impossible to adequately summarize the breadth of any life, here are a few of the high points in Bob’s:
Joseph Bearse, age 93, of Hemet, California, passed away on Friday, December 27, 2019, at his residence in Hemet, California. Born Saturday, June 12, 1926, he was the son of Alma Moroni Bearse and Mary Eloise Delano Bearse. He served in the United States Navy WWII as a Signal Core Man, and attended UCLA and USC. He is survived by his lovely wife Ruth.
Garry David McCracken, age 89, of Riverside ,CA, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019. Born June 20, 1930 in Portland, Oregon, Garry was the son of Claude & Muriel McCracken. Garry graduated from Riverside Poly High School in 1948 and Riverside City College in 1950. He attended Wheaton College in Illinois until he joined the U.S. Navy serving during the Korean war at the Naval Air Technical Training Center in Norman, OK. Garry was employed at Ken’s Tool & Supply in Riverside for 39 years, retiring as Vice President and General Manager. He was an active member of Grace Baptist Church for 41 years.
Phillip passed away in his sleep at home from complications of Parkinson’s. Phillip was born and raised in Corona, California. He graduated from Corona High School in 1940 and Chaffee College in 1942. Following college he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and became a pilot. While training in Bozeman, Montana he met his future wife, Irene Gillette on a blind date. As a First Lieutenant he was assigned to the 57th Bomb Wing stationed on the island of Corsica.
Robert DeWayne Olsen, D.V.M. was released from this life December 17, 2019 at the age of 94. His beloved wife of 72 years, Elva, preceded him in death. He is survived by five sons Gilbert (Charyla), Clifford (Sherry), Robert Jr. (Teresa), Paul (Elisabeth), and Mark (Alicia), seventeen grandchildren, and twenty-four great grandchildren. Services are pending at Riverside National Cemetery.
William (Bill) Gohl passed away on December 9th, 2019, in La Quinta, California. Born in St. Louis Missouri, on March 24, 1922, William was the son of William August Gohl and Rose Cecilia Woerner. He attended School in St. Louis and Kirkwood, Missouri, through twelfth grade. He married Amapola, a Spanish movie star who later died of cancer. They had no children.
John Thomas “Jack” Jacobus passed away on December 18, 2019, after a short illness. Born on Sept. 7, 1935, Jack was the son of the late Harriett Godfrey Jacobus and Delwin Charles Jacobus of Wauwatosa, WI.
Richard Daniel Blythe, 82, passed away December 8, 2019 at Hemet Valley Medical Center surround- ed by family. One of 13 siblings, Dan was born June 27, 1937 in Guymon, Oklahoma to Richard Clarence and Ruth Nancy Blythe. After moving to California, Dan served in the U.S Army before working with the United Parcel Service for 35 years until his retirement in 1992. He is survived by his wife Jean and her children, his children, Beverly Mooty and Brad Blythe, and his step-children of his second wife, Earline. He is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Valletta, and their son, Burt, both of Indio CA.
Our beloved Roger W. Baumert, of Jurupa Valley, California, passed away on December 14, 2019. He died peacefully at home. He was survived by his wife, Gabriella, her three children, Erika, Jordan and Cara Amthor and many adoring nieces and nephews and their families. Roger was born on May 20, 1934 in Ogilvie, Minnesota and attended Mora Minnesota High School. He moved to Riverside, CA in 1951 and graduated from Poly High School in 1954.