Celebration Of Life For John Grandi (1924-2012)

John Grandi (1924-2012)

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 6, 2012 - John Grandi (1924-2012) passed away Monday, September 3, 2012. Grandi was born on July 27, 1924, the son of Italian immigrants in Corning, NY. The actor was a columnist and community activist. John passed away peacefully at Bear Valley Community Hospital. His wife, Julie, other family members, friends and … [Read more...]

John Grandi Passed Away September 3rd


Big Bear Lake, CA. September 4, 2012 - Newspaper columnist John Grandi passed away at Bear Valley Hospital on Monday, September 3, 2012. John was a legend in Big Bear Valley. More details will be released as they become available. … [Read more...]

Well Known Valley Resident Ron Seymour Passed Away At Home


Big Bear Lake, CA, August 14, 2012, 12:45pm - Popular, Long-Time Big Bear Valley resident Ron Seymour, known as Round Town Ron, passed away at his home early this morning. Ron was born in 1929, and recently he was receiving hospice care at his home. Ron Seymour started Big Bear News before selling it to KBHR, and he was a local entrepreneur in the … [Read more...]

Paula Fashempour Passes

Big Bear, CA, July, 9, 2012 - Long time Big Bear resident, Paula Fashempour, passed from cancer this morning at 3:55am at her home surrounded by family and close friends. She was 65 years old. Paula moved to Big Bear in 1973 raising two daughters here. She become the owner and operator of the Little Green House Florist in 1974 running the business … [Read more...]

Long Time Valley Resident And Contractor Bob Jones Passes

Bob Jones

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 20, 2012, noon - Bob Jones of Big Bear passed on June 10th at home with his family by his side after battling cancer for over a year. Bob Jones was a contractor having learned the trade from his Father Jerry Jones. Bob was an avid hunter and enjoyed traveling. Bob had many friends in the Valley and his family is grateful for … [Read more...]

Celebration of Life for Dan Allee

Dan Allee

Big Bear, CA, April 12, 2012, 12:00 noon - The family of Dan Allee are inviting friends to a celebration of his life.  He passed on March 29, 2012.  Dan was a member of the Big Bear community for 33 years.  Most will remember him from his 26 years of employment at Red Baron Pizza.  The celebration of Dan’s life will be held at Northwoods … [Read more...]

Longtime Big Bear City resident Julie Douglass passed away

Big Bear City, CA March 8, 2012 - On Sunday, February 19, longtime Big Bear City resident Julie Douglass passed away after a bout with cancer.  Julie was a friend to many people in Big Bear Valley.  She was a member of the Optimist Club, the Emblem Club and also helped organize the Old Miners Association of Big Bear.  Julie also worked at the … [Read more...]

Celebrate the Life of Stephanie Murphy


Big Bear, Ca, February 6, 2012, 12:00pm - Stephanie Layne Murphy passed away on January 26th due to her battle with cancer at the age of 45.  Stephanie was well known in the community for her infectious smile, loving personality, and was an admired real estate professional.  Stephanie and her husband Mark moved to Big Bear when her sons Dillon … [Read more...]

Jeff Lawson Passes at Age 62


Big Bear, Ca, January 31, 2012, 10:00am - Jeffrey Scott Lawson passed away this past weekend at the age of 62 after a valiant battle with cancer. Jeff, who was born in Seattle, Washington, moved to Big Bear in 1992, and bought Mercer Automotive and Tire about five years ago.   Lawson was well known in the valley for his long time passion for car … [Read more...]

Celebration of Life For Bobby Smith Set For January 21


Big Bear, Ca, January 17, 2011, 11:30am - "Bobby" Robert Wayne Smith passed away on January 7, 2012.  Bobby lived in Big Bear from 1999-2007 when he moved with his parents Wayne and Connie Smith, to Denver, Colorado for his medical treatment.  In spite of Bobby's illness and disability, he was very active and lived life to the fullest.  While … [Read more...]