Catherine Hooper Catherine “Kay” Hooper died...

Catherine Hooper

Catherine “Kay” Hooper died Aug. 27 of cardio pulmonary arrest.

She was 86. She lived in Laguna Beach for 45 years.

Ms. Hooper was a retired business woman for Frosty’s Floor



Services were private.

She is survived by daughters Joan Marriner and Jeanne Lorti; six

grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great



H. Bradford (Brad) Atwood

Born Feb. 17, 1916 in Danielson, Conn., H. Bradford (Brad) Atwood

died Oct. 2. He was 86.

Mr. Atwood was a founding administrator at UC Irvine. After his

retirement in October 1978, as assistant chancellor emeritus, he was

elected president of the UC Irvine Retirees and Emeriti Assn. His two

former UCI department heads created a scholarship fund in his name at


the Graduate School for Management at UC Davis.

Mr. Atwood moved to Burbank in 1927, and graduated from Burbank

High School in 1933, where he earned nine letters in five sports. He

graduated from UCLA in 1938. After graduation from UCLA, he was

sports editor of the Burbank Daily Review and a stringer for the Los

Angeles Times while doing play-by-play announcing of college and high

school football games.

Mr. Atwood moved on to become the public relations director of the


Hollywood Stars Baseball Club in 1948 and 1949. He then took a job as

a public relations executive with Southern Pacific from 1950 to 1963.

During this period he was president of the Los Angeles Chapter Public

Relations Society of America and president of the Catholic Press

Council of Southern California. He served on public relations

advisory councils for the University of Southern California,

Occidental College and Queen of Angels Hospital. He was elected

president of the Downtown Los Angeles Kiwanis Club and a member of

the Jonathan Club.

Mr. Atwood is survived by his wife of 57 years, Georgia of Laguna

Beach; a daughter Gale in Corona del Mar; and sons Todd in San

Clemente and Mark in San Diego.

Services were graveside at Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona

del Mar.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Brad

Atwood Scholarship Fund, c/o UC Davis Foundation, UC Davis, 1 Shields

Ave., Davis, Calif., 95616.

Roger Elliott

Roger E. Elliott, Sr. died Oct. 3 of cancer. He was 73. Many new

him as the Toe Ring Man.

Mr. Elliott is survived by his wife, Shirley; six children, Roger

Jr., Tom, Shawn E., Shawn R., Richard and Loree; five grandchildren;

and a brother John.

An open memorial service will be held at 9 a.m. Oct. 20 at Laguna

Village, 577 S. Coast Highway. Memorial donations may be made to St.

Joseph Health Hospice in Orange, the American Cancer Society or

Charlie Street in Costa Mesa.

Francis Toohey

Born on Dec. 12, 1916 in Storm Lake, Iowa, Francis R. Toohey

(Fritz) of Laguna Beach, died Oct. 1. He was 85.

Mr. Toohey was a WWII and Korean War veteran.

He is survived by children Catherine Posner, Richard, Jane

McNaught, son-in-law Jim Posner, Jim McNaught and daughter-in-law

Carolyn Toohey; grandchildren Michael, Meghann, Daniel, Shannon,

Caitlin, Erin and Dominic; and sister Gwen Canfield.

He was preceded in death by his wife Frances and son, the Rev.

Mark Toohey, S.J.

Funeral Mass was at Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano. Private

interment was at All Souls Cemetery in Long Beach.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Casa

de los Pobres de Tijuana, P.O. Box 432256 San Ysidro, Calif.,


Ernest Lum

Ernest Lum died Oct. 7, of pancreatic cancer. He was 86.

He lived in Laguna Beach for 47 years. He was an aerospace


He is survived by his wife, Fannie; four children, Wesley, Allan,

Lorna and Randy; and six grandchildren. Memorial services will be

from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct 13 from at Bluebird Park. In-lieu of

flowers donations may be made to the Laguna Beach Seniors, Inc. in

memory of Ernie Lum.