Van Johnson

CHARLES VAN JOHNSON August 25, 1916 to December 11, 2008 by Katharine Blossom Lowrie The perennial “guy next door” Despite his lightweight reputation as the perennial “guy next door” in musicals and comedies of the ’40s and ’50s,...

Helen Cecilia Spitzer

HELEN CECILIA SPITZER September 24, 1922 to October 31, 2008 Family and friends, knowing Helen Spitzer’s door was always open, flocked to the historic old Colonial at 2540 West Royalton Road over the years.  Helen’s hospitality, all say, was as huge and...

Sgt. William P. Rudd

WILLIAM PATRICK RUDD 1981 to October 5, 2008 Eight tours in service to his country  Sgt. William Patrick Rudd, 27, an Army Ranger who planned to go hunting with his father when he flew home to Madisonville, Kentucky for Thanksgiving, died Oct. 5th from wounds...

Butch Cassidy

PAUL L. NEWMAN January 26, 1925 to September 25, 2008 “There’s a point where feelings go beyond words,” Robert Redford said of the passing of his dear friend and favorite co-star, Paul Newman.  “My life – and this country – is...

Atul Vyas

ATUL VYAS 1988 to September 12, 2008 He could quote whole episodes of South Park and Family Guy Atul Vyas, a brilliant physics and mathematics student who planned to attend medical school after graduating from Claremont McKenna College in 2009, was one of 25 victims...

James William Adams, An Easy Rider

JAMES WILLIAM “JIM” ADAMS June 8, 1955 to September 9, 2008 by Jeremiah Adams He died as a result of being stubborn [EDITOR’S NOTE: Some obituaries are just too good to pass up-even if we didn’t write them. This gem, written by James...
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