Steve Joseph Fekete, born Aug. 27, 1950, in Pasadena to Joseph and Emma Fekete, immigrants from Hungary, passed away Feb. 25, 2010, of a sudden heart attack. He was 59.
A resident of La Cañada for the past 25 years, Steve was proprietor of Hollywood Machine Shop for more than three decades. He was a devoted husband and father and enjoyed fun times with his family, being involved in his children’s sports activities as they were growing up. As a family, they enjoyed water sports, snow sports and traveled together.
Steve is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Ano Fekete; children Daniel, 26 and Lisa, 21; sister Mary Fekete and her two daughters, Kathy and Stacy.
Memorial services were held at La Cañada Presbyterian Church last on March 3, 2010, with more than 600 attending. He rests in peace at Forest Lawn in Hollywood Hills.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association or the La Cañada Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 626 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada, CA 91011.
Jan Clark Mueller
Jan Clark Mueller, 53, passed away following a long battle against cancer on Feb. 22, 2010, in Newhall. He passed peacefully with his family and friends at his side.
Jan was a graduate of Glendale High School, Class of 1974. During high school he was a member of the golf team and loved racing motorcycles. Jan was the longtime owner of Flower Pavilion in La Cañada where he was known as “Jan the Flower Man.” He later ran the Flower Barn in Newhall.
Jan also worked in the television industry as an art director for Cotaworks, Inc., and on several television programs.
Jan is preceded in death by his mother, Frances Bonello-Mueller and his father, George Mueller. He is survived by his former wife, Glori Steele; his children Francesca, 17, Loy, 16, Sonny, 13 and their mother Willy Niner; his aunt, Lillian Schiavone and cousins Frank Schiavone, Bruce, Joey, Ben and Francine Bonello; godchildren Vincent Durso, Eric Eberhart, Kenneth Arzonian, Kyle Slursarek and Chaz Turansky.
The family offers heartfelt thanks to Henry Cota and friends for their compassionate and thoughtful care.
A memorial service is planned for 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 12 at Forest Lawn Glendale, Church of the Recessional. Contributions can be made to P.O. Box 758, Verdugo City, CA 91406 c/o Henry Cota or to a local chapter of the American Cancer Society.