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Dorothy Mcdonald

May 11, 1918 - Dec 02, 2023

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Burbank, CA

Dorothy Mae McDonald, age 105, of Burbank, California passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2023. A funeral service for Dorothy will be held Wednesday, December 20, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Valley Funeral Home, 2121 West Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91506. Following the funeral service will be a committal service from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM at Pierce Brothers Valhalla, 10621 Victory Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91606.

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William C. Swanson, M.D.

Feb 02, 1933 - Jan 11, 2024

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Burbank, CA

William C. Swanson, M.D. devoted his life to serving his community: professionally as a physician and surgeon and personally as a veteran, citizen and friend. At age 90, Dr. Swanson peacefully passed on January 11, 2024 in Burbank, CA. He was born on February 2, 1933, in Newton, MA and was raised in Woodstock, Vermont. After high school, Dr. Swanson enlisted with the United States Navy (1951-1955) and served as a medic for the Merchant Marines during the Korean War. Dr. Swanson attended the University of Vermont, earning an undergraduate degree in Zoology (1959) and obtaining his medical diploma (M.D.) in 1964. He completed his internship at Good Samaritan Hospital in Portland, Oregon (1964-1965) and his residency at St. Mary's Hospital in San Francisco, California (1965-1968). Dr. Swanson relocated to Southern California and opened his private practice in Burbank, California (1969-2003). He was certified by the American Board of Family Practice (1977-2005) and specialized in Family Practice and Orthopedics. During Dr. Swanson’s career, he held numerous hospital appointments and committee positions, such as but not limited to: Chief of Medical Staff at Burbank Community Hospital (1978-1982), Chairman of the Department of Family Practice at Burbank Community Hospital (1978-1980), Medical Staff Advisory Committee for the Hospital Council of Southern California (1982-1988), Founding Board Member of the Glendale Multispecialty Medical Group (1990), Steering Committee Member at Glendale Adventist Hospital (1990), Secretary/Treasurer of Medical Staff at Thompson Memorial Hospital (1991-1996), Vice Chief of Medical Staff at Thompson Memorial Hospital (1996-1997), President and Sole Stock Holder at InterValley Medical Group and IPA (1992-2003) and Medical Director at Dreier’s Nursing Care Center (1999-2003). He also held two long-term positions with the Burbank Chamber of Commerce: Development Committee (1983-1987) and Education Committee (1983-1998). He served the Red Cross Burbank Chapter as the Director of Blood (1986-1988) and Financial Development Committee Member (1986-1989). Dr. Swanson saw patients and was affiliated with a number of local hospitals, including: Burbank Community Hospital/ Thompson Memorial Hospital (1969-1999), Glendale Adventist Medical Center (1969-2003), Verdugo Hills Hospital (1969-1979), Calexico Orthopedic Clinic (1970-1976), Medical Center of North Hollywood (1988-1991), Glendale Memorial Medical Center (1994-1998) and Providence St. Joseph Medical Center (1994-2003). He was a member of AMA, CMA, and LACMA (1970-1978), Hollywood Academy of Medicine (1970-1982), American Academy of Family Practice (1988-1985), Rotary Club of Burbank (1978-1990) and the Burbank Chamber of Commerce (1983-2000). Dr. Swanson lived his life passionately, with many interests and hobbies. He greatly enjoyed the outdoors and spent his free time skiing, fishing, boating, hiking, camping, exploring the country and photographing birds/ducks in nature. He also loved racing Porsches on the Irwindale Speedway and found joy in companionship with his dogs: from showing his Dobermans in National Dog Shows to training and working with his German Shepherds. He had an affinity for computers and gadgets and always kept up with the latest technology. He had a great love for music, with a deep appreciation for classical composers and jazz. He was an avid reader and lifelong learner, studying and educating himself on various topics, even up until the week of his death. Dr. Swanson will be deeply missed by his wife of 45 years, Delores Swanson; his children: Bridget Kelley-Lossada (Carlos), Megan Swanson Mazeika (Anthony), and Erik William Swanson (Angel); and his 8 grandchildren: Adrian Lossada, Alejandro Lossada, Emilia Mazeika, Avalon Mazeika, Olivia Swanson, Noah Swanson, Elijah Swanson, and Asher Swanson. The Memorial Service honoring his life will be held at 2:00pm on March 3, 2024 at the Valley Funeral Home in Burbank, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests the sharing of a tribute or personal story on this website. “Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.” — Hippocrates

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Casmier Joseph Chrzan Jr.

Feb 11, 1947 - Feb 10, 2024

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Burbank, CA

Casmier Joseph Chrzan Jr., age 76, of Burbank, California passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2024.

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Marilyn Jennings

Jun 29, 1937 - Feb 02, 2024

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Burbank, CA

Marilyn Jennings, age 86, of Burbank, California passed away on Friday, February 2, 2024. Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Bill. She is survived by her daughter, Dorene.

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Maria Elisa Montoya de Esquivel

Feb 08, 1931 - Jan 27, 2024

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Burbank, CA

Maria Elisa Montoya de Esquivel, age 92, of Burbank, California passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2024. A visitation for Maria will be held Tuesday, February 13, 2024 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Pierce Brothers Valhalla, 10621 Victory Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91606. A funeral service will occur Wednesday, February 14, 2024 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Pierce Brothers Valhalla.

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Carolyn Rose Baker

Jul 08, 1936 - Jan 22, 2024

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Burbank, CA

Carolyn Rose Baker, age 87, of Burbank, California passed away on Monday, January 22, 2024. A celebration of life for Carolyn will be held Friday, February 9, 2024 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints, 136 N. Sunset Canyon, Burbank, CA 91501. A burial will occur Saturday, February 10, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Inglewood Park Cemetery, 720 East Florence Ave, Inglewood, CA 90301.

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Seroj Eskandari

Jul 27, 1945 - Jan 23, 2024

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Burbank, CA

Seroj Eskandari, age 78, of Burbank , California passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2024. A funeral service for Seroj will be held Friday, February 2, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Pierce Brothers Valhalla, 10621 Victory Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91606, followed by a graveside service from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

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Ruben Amesquita

Jan 30, 1932 - Jan 08, 2024

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Burbank, CA

Ruben Amesquita, age 91, of Burbank, California passed away on Monday, January 8, 2024. A graveside service for Ruben will be held Monday, January 29, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, 10621 Victory Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91606.

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Genevieve Stolarik

Dec 12, 1928 - Jan 17, 2024

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Burbank, CA

Genevieve Stolarik, 95, born on December 12, 1928, in Los Angeles, CA, United States, passed away January 17, 2024. She resided in Burbank at the time of her passing. Arrangements are under the care of Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills, CA.

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Alan Sepanian

May 11, 1980 - Jan 11, 2024

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Burbank, CA

Alan Sepanian, age 43, of Burbank, California passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2024. A visitation for Alan will be held Monday, January 22, 2024 from 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM at Pierce Brothers Valhalla, 10621 Victory Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91606, followed by a funeral service from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM.

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Shirley Ann Lesher

Feb 27, 1932 - Jan 06, 2024

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Burbank, CA

Shirley Ann Lesher, age 91, of Burbank, California passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2024. A rosary service for Shirley will be held Tuesday, January 30, 2024 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Valley Funeral Home, 2121 West Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91506. A funeral mass will occur Wednesday, January 31, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Saint Finbar Catholic Church, 2010 W Olive Ave, Burbank, CA 91506. A committal service will occur Wednesday, January 31, 2024 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM at Forest Lawn Memorial Park: Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068.

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