Ann Cimmarusti, 86, of La Cañada passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3, at Glendale Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family.
Born in Los Angeles on June 17, 1919, she was the daughter of Lucia and Ralph Smaldino and one of seven children. Ann grew up in the Los Angeles area also known as Little Italy, where she met and married Pat Cimmarusti on June 7, 1942.
In Ann's early years she was an interior decorator for J.W. Robinson's in downtown Los Angeles. In the 1970s Ann and Pat started the family business, Bari Management Incorporated, which owns and operates restaurants and real estate holdings. Ann enjoyed working two days a week at Bari Management where she took pleasure in spending time with the employees and discussing the office news.
Pat and Ann Cimmarusti celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on June 7, 2004.
Ann was a member of the Italian Women's Club in Los Angeles and a chapter of UNICO National.
She was a matriarch to her family and enjoyed being around them. She loved to shop and had a true passion for building and decorating. Ann was a true role model to her family and made them who they are today. Ann lived at home and remained committed and involved in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren's lives until the end. Ann was proud of her family and they are who she lived for.
She is survived by her three children, Loretta Cimmarusti Chicoine and her husband Richard; Lawrence Cimmarusti and his wife Amalia and Ralph Cimmarusti and his wife Hallie. She also leaves seven grandchildren: Patti Chicoine Nelson and her husband Marc, Patrick Cimmarusti and his wife Michelle, Ralph, Annie, Larry, Paula and Loretta Cimmarusti. Others surviving include her two great-grandchildren, Lauren and Grant Nelson.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral, 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. Entombment will be immediately following at the Our Lady of the Angels Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Glendale Memorial Hospital Heart Center for the CCU unit; Saint Peters Italian Catholic Church, 1039 N. Broadway, Los Angeles; or St. Francis High School, 200 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada.
Clyde Crancer II
Clyde Lovell Crancer II passed away at home on Dec. 29 after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease.
He is lovingly remembered by Betty, his wife of 64 years, his brother Walter, loving children Susan Hunt and Sandy, and grandchildren Brian, David, Neil, Catherine, Sarah, Bethany, Jason, and great grandchildren Mina, Elijah and Ashlea.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 5, 1919, Clyde's family moved to California when he was a small boy. He served in the Coast Guard during World War II.
He and Betty built their present home in Flintridge in 1951. A lifelong banker, Clyde retired a senior vice president from Bank Of America after 47 years of service. His working career was enhanced with a long tradition of illustrious community involvement, including Rotary International and various Chambers of Commerce.
He and Betty shared together their joy of traveling the world, collecting a lifetime of memories. His rich and deep humor, quiet strength, and wise counsel will be dearly missed by family and friends.
A private family observation was held January 1. The family requests donations be directed to the National Parkinson's Foundation.
Dan Polis was born in Fargo, North Dakota on Sept. 24, 1923. Dan brought his family to Southern California in 1957. He passed away on December 23, 2005.
Dan was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle who was loved dearly. He will be missed by everyone who was lucky enough to know him, including Snowball, Duchess, Holly and Molly.
Dan was predeceased by his beloved wife Beverly Ingwalson Polis in 1990. He is survived by his children, Daniel (Dina) Polis, Peggy (Kent) Stevens, and Terry (Dave) Eaton. He also leaves seven grandchildren: Bryan and Megan Stevens, Matthew, Steven and Kelly Eaton, Dana and Dallas Polis. Other survivors include his sister Jeanne (Bob) Ramirez, brother Bob (Kay) Polis, sister-in-law Ivah Powers, brother-in-law Wayne (Barbara) Ingwalson, brother-in-law Sterling (Kay) Ingwalson, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Daniel was a decorated veteran from WWII who loved his country very much. A memorial service will be held in late spring in Buxton, North Dakota at Grue Lutheran Church. He will be buried there, next to his wife Beverly.