Darwin Lannom, 56, of Ojai, died Tuesday,
Nov. 26, 2002 at Ojai Valley Community Hospital of pneumonia.
He was born May 5, 1946 in Tucson, Ariz., and lived
in Ojai for 35 years.
Mr. Lannom was cook for The Oaks at Ojai and was also an artist.
His paintings were on display at Acacias Care Center and articles
had been written about him in the Ojai Valley News.
He is survived by his father, Robert W. Lannom; mother Esther
Lannom; sisters D.E. Timm, Jean Brinlee, Linda Jaimes and Nancy
Soto; brothers Thomas Lannom, Dean Lannom and Bill Brocamonte;
14 nephews and two nieces.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael A. Lannom.
Services were held Nov. 30 at Clausen Funeral Home.
Arrangements were under the direction of Clausen Funeral Home,
Linda Kay Brandolino
Linda Kay Brandolino, 50, of Ojai, died
Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002 at her home after battling malignant melanoma.
She was born Dec. 2, 1951 in San Francisco,
Calif., to Robert and Dorothy Jones, the youngest of four children.
She grew up in Rochester, Minn. She attended Brigham Young University
in Provo, Utah, and later became a psychiatric technician, caring
for the developmentally disabled and ill in Rochester and at
Camarillo State Hospital. She married Daniel Brandolino in 1977.
Mrs. Brandolino also worked at the Smart Start Child Care Center
at Mira Monte Elementary School, and was a member of The Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Ojai Second Ward, where
she participated in the annual "Celebration of Christ, Nativities
of the World" project.
She is survived by her husband, Daniel Brandolino, of Ojai; children
Ellen, Lindsay and Adam; mother and father Dorothy and Robert
Jones of Wabasha, Minn.; siblings Robert Jones, Sharon Stewart,
and Roger Jones; son-in-law Greg Bursett; and her first grandchild,
She was preceded in death by her son, Justin.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m.
at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 411 San Antonio
St., Ojai. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at Conejo
Mountain Memorial Cemetery in Camarillo.
In lieu of flowers, send contributions to Livingston Memorial
Visiting Nurse Association, 1996 Eastman Ave., Suite 101, Ventura
CA 93003, or Melanoma Research Foundation, 23704-5 El Toro Road,
#206, Lake Forest, CA 92630, in memory of Linda Brandolino.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clausen Funeral Home,
Glen Reaford "Reaf" Wear
Glen Reaford "Reaf" Wear,
68, of Santa Paula, died Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28,
2002 of a sudden illness. He was born April 27, 1934
in Teleco Plains, Tenn., and moved to Ojai in 1943, where he
attended San Antonio Elementary School and graduated from Nordhoff
High School in 1953. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to
Mr. Wear married Charlotte Ann Russell on May 6, 1956. He owned
and operated a construction company for 32 years. The Wears lived
in the Ojai Valley for 30 years, raising their family of four
children, and moved to Santa Paula in 1986.
Mr. Wear is survived by his wife, Charlotte, of Santa Paula;
his four children, Rusty, Cindy, Cheryl and Charlene; mother
Maude Wear of Kingwood, Texas; sister and brother-in-law Orlanda
and David Grant, also of Kingwood, Texas; brother and sister-in-law
Daniel and Rosemary Wear of Lompoc; brother-in-law and sister-in-law
Bob and Peggy Russell of Santa Paula; sister-in-law Donna Woolwine
of Oak View; 10 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, B. Glen Wear.
Services are being held today at 1:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian
Church in Santa Paula. Burial will be at Conejo Mountain Memorial
Arrangements are under the direction of Skillin-Carroll Mortuary
in Santa Paula.
Rear Admiral John S. Coye Jr.
Rear Adm. John S. Coye Jr., USN (Ret.),
91, of Ojai, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002. He was born
April 24, 1911 in Berkeley, Calif., and was a direct descendant
(fifth great-nephew) of John Parker, captain of the Minutemen
at Lexington, Mass., in 1775.
Rear Adm. Coye was a highly decorated naval officer in World
War II with six patrols as skipper of the submarine, USS Silversides.
Cmdr. Coye and his crew sank the third highest tonnage in the
Pacific and he received the Navy Cross with two Gold Stars for
Upon graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1933, he began
35 years of active naval service, which included commanding submarines,
a heavy cruiser, an amphibious group and serving with NATO. In
1968, he retired to Coronado, Calif., for 30 years of sailing
and racing his Cal-25, Sea Dog. His lifelong hobbies included
playing the organ, woodworking and photographing his worldwide
cruises, including one around Cape Horn. He served as commodore
of the Coronado Yacht Club in 1975.
Rear Adm. Coye is survived by his wife of 67 years, Elizabeth,
of Ojai; his daughters Cmdr. Beth F. Coye, USN (Ret.), of Ashland,
Ore., and Sarah White, of Ojai; son and daughter-in-law John
S. and Sally Coye III, of Windsor, Calif.; five grandchildren;
and two great-grandchildren.
There will be a private family service with full military honors
this month at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery overlooking San
Diego Bay where he used to sail.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clausen Funeral Home
Raymond G. Hagadorn
Raymond G. Hagadorn, 76, of Ojai, died
Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002, surrounded by his family. He was born Dec.
4, 1925 in Kansas City, Mo., and had been an Ojai resident since
Mr. Hagadorn was employed by Shell Oil Company in Ventura as
a diesel mechanic for 18 years and finished his career with Dresser-Rand
after 28 years as a service supervisor.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Ojai for 56 years, and
also served with the U.S. Army during World War II as a paratrooper.
His interests included country music and taking trips to Laughlin,
Missouri, Montana, Oregon and the desert.
He is survived by his wife, Geraldine; daughters and sons-in-law
Barbara and Chuck Taylor of Oxnard, and Susan and Don Small of
Lancaster; stepchildren Gail Nye and her partner, Lloyd Beaver,
Cristie Strasser, Jim Strasser, and Kenny and Joy Strasser; five
grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Sr., his mother,
Zola, and son Thomas.
At Mr. Hagadorn's request, no services will be conducted and
there will be a private burial.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clausen Funeral Home
David Wayne Glazer
David Wayne Glazer, previously of Ojai
and Camarillo, crossed over suddenly on November 27, 2002 in a Henderson, Nevada hospital
due to complications with diabetes at the young age of 56.
David was born in Compton, California, in 1945. He moved to the
Ojai Valley in 1949. He graduated from Nordhoff High School in
1964. David enlisted in the United States Navy after graduation.
He was a Vietnam Veteran, having served a year at DaNang Naval
Hospital. The Navy introduced David to a profession that he would
pursue until, because of his diabetes, he was unable to serve
After his Navy tour, David continued to work diligently and compassionately
to help others. He spent the next 30 years working in Burbank
area hospitals and clinics. His greatest satisfaction was comforting
and helping patients with AIDS.
Upon his retirement in 1998, he moved to Camarillo. In July,
David and his companion of 31 years were able to fulfill their
lifelong dream to move to Henderson, Nevada, where his time on
David was an avid reader and had a great passion for music. He
amassed a wonderful collection of books he had read and cherished.
His record collection of more than 1,000 titles included all
types of music from the '60s to present.
David will be greatly missed by his devoted companion of 31 years,
Raymond Rosco Dean. Their commitment and love for each other
He also leaves his sister, Chris Neary, and brother-in-law, Alex,
who embraced his love, laughter and wonderful sense of humor,
which will be profoundly missed.
Surviving family members also include his birth father, Burris
C. Farris, and his wife, Helene, of San Antonio, Texas; his mother,
Patricia Glazer, of Ventura; stepsister Beverly Glazer of Ventura;
stepbrother Dale Glazer of Danville; his devoted cousins, Phyllis
Jane Anderson of Oxnard, and Cheryl Schully of Camarillo; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
David was preceded in his journey to the other side by his devoted
grandparents, Bill and Berta Weaverling, of Ojai, and his father,
Mitchell (Mick) Glazer, also of Ojai.
Under the direction of Raymond Dean, and in accordance with David's
wishes, there will be a private family celebration of David's
life. At his direction his ashes will be spread and rest upon
the hills of Camarillo.
David will be greatly missed by all those who understood him
and appreciated his spontaneous wit and humor and love for his
I cupped your face and whispered "you could go."
Now, my heart aches with sadness and many tears will flow.
What it meant to lose you no one will ever know.
And if tears could build a stairway,
And memories were a road to heaven,
I'd walk right up there,
And bring you back to be with me, again.
But that can never happen,
So for now you'll wait for me.
Thanks for the memories,
My brave and loyal brother.
© 2002 The Ojai Valley