Category: Condolences

Memorial Service for Nancy Kennedy This Friday

Big Bear, CA, January 31, 2013 – UPDATE: February 6, 2013 – Long time Big Bear resident, Nancy Kennedy, passed away on January 30th in a hospital in Murrieta surrounded by family and close friends.   A memorial services for Nancy Kennedy will be held this Friday, February 8th at 2pm at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on North Shore Drive in Big Bear...

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Local Designer Passes Away

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 4, 2013 – A longtime employee of Interiors on Fox Farm Road passed away suddenly on January 29, 2013. Born April 9, 1959 in Santa Monica, Richard Smith moved to Big Bear 15 years ago and worked at The Emerald Forest for several years before continuing his love for design at Interiors. Richard was an avid gardener and will be remembered for the touching smile that was always on his face. At Richard’s request, there will be no service, but a celebration of his life will be held during his favorite time of year, spring. Richard is survived by his life partner Paul Nuck, his son Kenny Smith and his granddaughter Raelyn Sue – who was due to be born shortly after Richard’s passing. The Interiors staff said in a statement, “We will always remember Richard’s infectious laugh, sense of humor and his kindness. We are grateful that he shared his creativity, talent — and most of all, his friendship — with us for the past nine years. We love you,...

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Debby Dokter 1955-2012

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 5, 1012 – After a two and a half year battle with cancer, Debby Dokter passed yesterday afternoon at her home in Big Bear Lake.  She was 57 years old.  Debby and her husband, Garry, own the two Elevation Day Spa locations in Big Bear and have called Big Bear home for many years.  The family will hold a celebration of Debby’s life in the future with details to follow when they become...

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John Grandi interview to air on KBHR today

September 30, 2012, Big Bear Lake, CA — John Grandi received a fitting sendoff at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center yesterday, with his friends and family presenting four hours of music and heartfelt stories about Mr. Big Bear. To honor this well-loved performer, columnist and community activist, KBHR will air a 2009 interview with John, in which he talks about his love for acting, his mountain home and his leading lady. Tune in at the bottom of the noon hour today for six minutes of audio being broadcast for the first...

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Celebration Of Life For 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 Holly, the family dog were at his side. John was a well known actor in the Community Arts Theater Society (C.A.T.S). John Grandi also acted outside of Big Bear Valley and traveled with many national companies. He was involved with the Big Bear Lake Rotary Club, the Old Miner’s Association and the Doo Dah Parade in Fawnskin. A Celebration of Life for John Grandi is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29th at 2pm at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts...

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