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1990 - "Duplicates" premieres at L.A. Phil; concerto by CalArts Music School dean Mel Powell wins Pulitzer Prize [story]
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[KHTS] – As 2014 closes out, here’s a look at a few of the notable deaths in the past year.

From a city founder to a world famous musician, the list recognizes some of the individuals who have made significant impacts in our community and the greater Santa Clarita Valley.

Former Santa Clarita Valley resident Joe Cocker, a legendary singer, has died at the age of 70, according to CNN.

Robert Newhall Chesebrough III passed away at age 37 at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica on Saturday, November 15, 2014, from melanoma cancer. He was a descendent of three families prominent in Santa Clarita Valley history.

The former Executive Director of the College of the Canyons Foundation, Kathleen Ann Maloney, died at 65 years old on Wednesday, following a long, courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Stanley Bronstrup, the original owner of the “famous greasy spoon eatery,” The Way Station Coffee Shop in Newhall, California, died Oct. 15, 2014, of colon and liver cancer, at his son’s home in Stevenson Ranch, California. He died less than a month shy of his 81st birthday.

Longtime Santa Clarita Valley resident Gladys Laney, who spent more than a century living in a community she loved, died of natural causes early Monday morning at Santa Clarita Convalescent in Newhall. She was 104.

A longtime Santa Clarita Valley woman praised for decades of community building and her key role in the city’s formation, Connie Worden-Roberts died Tuesday at 5:50 p.m. in Canyon Country of an illness, according to family members. She was 83.

Santa Clarita resident, Clem Cox, who lived in the Santa Clarita Valley his entire life died this week at age 90, officials said

Jim Keysor, 1970’s Santa Clarita Valley Assemblyman, Dies At 86.

Bob Welch, a former Cy Young Award winner and the last Major League pitcher to win at least 25 games in a season, died Monday night of a heart attack at the age of 57.

Stuart C. Calderon, 51, left us on December 20th 2014 with his family by his side in Santa Clarita, CA.

Longtime Newhall resident John S. Fuller, who helped create Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in 1975 and led the $35 million reconstruction of California Institute of the Arts after the 1994 Northridge earthquake, died Friday at home in Happy Valley. He was 80.

Charlie Haden, celebrated jazz bassist, composer, faculty member and founder of the Jazz Studies Program at The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts in 1982, died Friday, July 11, 2014. He was 76.

Pioneering jazz singer and screen actor Herb Jeffries, who scored hits with the Duke Ellington Orchestra in the 1940s and on his own after riding to fame as “the Bronze Buckaroo” — the first black singing cowboy hero in Western movies — died Sunday, May 25, in West Hills, Calif. He was 100.

CalArts is remembering Frank Terry, the former head of the Program in Character Animation, who passed away on Feb. 11, succumbing to pulmonary fibrosis. He was 74.

For a more expanded list of obituaries, visit SCV History’s website here.

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3 Comments

  1. Robin Heinz says:

    Sorry to point out the obvious, but this article makes it appear that all of these people died this week.

  2. Jon Amador Jon Amador says:

    “…In Santa Clarita for 2014*”

  3. There’s still time. Someone find Buck McKeon.

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