Obituaries

Father R. Stafford Poole, C.M.

March 6, 1930 - Nov. 1, 2020

Father Richard Stafford Poole, C.M. died on November 1, 2020, at age 90. He was a Catholic priest, known to many in Westlake Village, and a renowned historian and author with expertise in early colonial Mexico. He was born to Joseph Poole and Beatrice (Smith) Poole on March 6, 1930, in Oxnard, and raised in North Hollywood. He entered Los […]

Hannafin, Kathleen Ricketts

July 11, 1947 - November 6, 2020

Kathy (Mimi), whose caring spirit and love of life influenced so many, passed away peacefully in her Westlake Village home on November 6th surrounded by her loving family. Kathy was born on July 11, 1947, the middle daughter of Vincent (Herbie) and Theresa (Tess) Ricketts in Bayside, New York. She attended Ladycliffe College and received a degree from the Parsons […]

Fred Rosenberg

(March 19, 1932 – October 19, 2020)

With great love, we mourn the untimely death of Fred Rosenberg, beloved father, grandfather, friend, professor, sheriff’s department volunteer, world traveler and punster. Fred was born March 19, 1932 in Berlin, Germany. He emigrated to New York City with his parents 7 years later. He grew up in Manhattan, ran track and was valedictorian of his high school class. Fred […]

Walter McHendry

Walter Joseph McHendry of Westlake Village, California passed away peacefully at his home on October 16th, 2020. He was surrounded by his adoring family, wife Sue, daughter Robin and son Matthew. Walter was born in the Berkshire hills of Pittsfield, Massachusetts to parents Edward and Agnes McHendry and older sister Phyllis. He attended local schools and was a regular participant […]

Arlene Ruth McEdward

August 15, 1932 - October 2, 2020

Arlene was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She met and then moved to California with the love of her life Robert McEdward, whom she lost in 2001. She loved kids and spent years as a teacher’s aide at A.E. Wright and at Lupin Hill Elementary. She was known as Arlene, Mrs. Mac, Mac mom and Grandma. This wonderful woman was […]

Maltese, Steven J.

Feb 10, 1947 – Oct 4, 2020

Steve Maltese, Agoura Hills resident since 1983, passed away on October 4, 2020 after a valiant 20 year battle with bladder cancer. He was 73. Steve was born on February 10, 1947, the son of Stefano Maltese and Anna Pennachio in New York City and raised on the East Side. He graduated from Iona college in 1968 and began his […]

Susan Lindgren

Susan Marie Nervig Lindgren of Westlake Village, California passed away October 20, 2020, with her loving family by her side. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and was one of five children. As a young woman in the 1950’s, Susan was introduced to her handsome future husband, Gordon F. Lindgren, through a mutual friend, Owen Eckblom. Susan and Gordon […]

Jeffrey L. Wissot D.D.S., F.A.G.D.

–– August 17, 1947–September 8, 2020 ––

Always standing for truth, justice and the American way, Jeff was never afraid to fight or at least argue for what he believed in. This hero to many was a staunch Bruin and Dodger fan, but even more, he was a lover of Westlake Village, our personal Camelot. Jeff was a healer, a scholar and an athlete who could be […]

Gloria Stewart

Beloved wife and mother Gloria Stewart, 82, died September 19, 2020 in Thousand Oaks. Gloria was born in April, 1938 to parents Maria and Avel Silverman in Scarsdale, New York. She attended Douglass College in New Brunswick, New Jersey, where she met her future husband of 62 years, William, who survives her. She worked at Princeton University as a research […]

Floyd Bennett

Floyd Burton “Bennie” Bennett, long time Westlake Village resident, passed away 1 July 2020 at the home he shared with his daughter in Surprise, AZ. He was 91 years old. Mr. Bennett was born 26 April 1929, in Oakland, CA, to Floyd S. Bennett and Alexa “Peggy” Bellsmith. After graduating high school in 1948, he enlisted in the United States […]


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