Obituaries: Bayly

Larry Bayly

     Larry Bayly unexpectedly passed away on Aug. 10.

     He was born and raised in St. Clair Shores, Michigan and received his master’s degree from the University of Michigan. After receiving his degree, he and his wife Lynda moved to California to get away from the cold and into the movie studio business. He eventually found a home working for Universal Studios, a relationship that lasted for over 31 years. He truly loved his job, his company and the many colleagues over the years who became a second family to him.

     Larry spent his golden years raising his son Brian and daughter Katy in La Crescenta with Lynda.

     Larry was an amazing storyteller and had a gift for gab that made every get-together with family and friends an event to remember.

     He and Lynda had a love for each other like no other, and Larry, always the romantic, took joy in surprising Lynda whether it was a spontaneous bouquet of flowers at her office or an unforgettable getaway cruise to the Mediterranean. He also treasured the moments he spent with Brian and Katy, as well as Brian’s sons Thomas and Braiden. Larry was a ‘half-full’ minded person who turned every event into an adventure, including one of his personal favorites: meeting his long-time hero Pee-Wee Herman. He had an overall love for humanity and was never afraid to approach anyone, even the many actors he met on the lot during his years with the studio. One of his favorite personal quotes says it all: “Everyone has a story, and I want to hear it!”

     Larry is survived by his wife Lynda; daughter Katy Bayly of La Crescenta; son Brian (daughter-in-law Noel) of Spokane, Washington; his grandsons Thomas and Braiden Bayly; and his brothers and sisters spread all over the midwest. Larry’s sudden and unexpected passing has deeply affected his family, friends and colleagues. We will forever miss Larry’s big smile and enthusiasm for life.

Charles A. Blake

     Foothills resident Charles Blake died on Oct. 29. He was 91.

     Charles was born in Huron, S. Dakota, moving to Glendale in 1922. He worked as an apprentice machinist while still in high school, working for B.H. Atkinson at a shop in the backyard. He graduated from Hoover High in 1934.

     Charles and Peggy Jeane Dustin met while he was on vacation at Ten Sleep, Wyo. They were married in 1942.

     During WWII, Charles worked as a journeyman machinist in Los Angeles and as an auto mechanic and machinist in Glendale. He was last employed by Librascope in Glendale, as a machinist and toolmaker, retiring in 1984.

     He is survived by his wife Peggy; daughter Pat Bennett; sons Tom and Mike; granddaughters Diana Keeney (Jamey), Amber Gabbitas (Brett) and Sarah Blake; grandsons Derrick Bennett, Joseph and Johnathon Blake; great grandson Tavion Dawson; and great granddaughter Kacy Keeny.

     He will be dearly missed by his family and a host of friends.

Services will be held at Montrose Church, 2409 Florencita Dr. in Montrose at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning, Nov. 15.


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