CSMAR In Memoriam

We are very sad to announce the following…

• Sheri Karp passed away, January 2024. Her service is Friday, January 12, 10 a.m. at Mount Sinai Simi Valley, 6150 Mount Sinai Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93063.

Robert Landegger passed away in November 2023. Click here to comment your condolences.

John Batchelor has passed away on October 24, 2023. 

Date: Friday, November 10th • Time: 5:00 PM • Location: Wood Ranch Office • AdIn honoring John’s memory, there will be a Celebration of Life event, to come together to share stories, reminisce about the good times, and celebrate the legacy he has left behind. Details for the event are as follows:dress: 159 Parrot Lane, Simi Valley

If you can please RSVP, so we can ensure that we have enough space and refreshments for everyone in attendance. You can reach 805-217-1368 or email kengrech1@gmail.com, to confirm your attendance.

• Alexis (Lexie) King passed away Saturday, September 30th. Her service is this Friday, October 27th at 10 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 1305 Royal Avenue, Simi Valley, CA 93065. The interment will follow the service at Assumption Catholic Cemetery, 1380 Fitzgerald Road, Simi Valley, CA 93065.

• Patricia Ann Klein passed away on October 7, 2023. Her memorial mass is on 11/3 at 10 a.m. at St Jude’s Catholic Church in Westlake Village, with no reception afterwards.

Tom Williams passed away September 2, 2023. Services for Tom Williams will be held at 11:00 a.m. on September 29, 2023 at Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church, followed by service at the El Rancho Simi Pioneer Cemetery, followed with a dedication to Tom to be held at the Simi Valley Baseball League fields 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. at Saint Rose of Lima Church – 1305 Royal Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065

Immediately followed by El Rancho Simi Pioneer Cemetery – 1461 Thompson Ln, Simi Valley, CA 93065

1:30-4:00 p.m. – Dedication to Tom at Simi Valley Baseball League,
3700 Royal Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93063.

• Simi Valley Association Past President Andy Hume passed away on February 23, 2023.

• REALTOR® and Past President Jim Keith passed away January 2023.

• Keith Parnell passed away on December 30, 2022. More information will be posted if received. 

• Bill Humphrey, passed away on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2022. Funeral services will be at Conejo Mountain Funeral Home and Memorial Park in Camarillo on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 1:00 PM with a Celebration of Life to follow at Sunset Hills CC in Thousand Oaks.

Gayle Caughey passed away November 2022.
The service for Gayle Caughey will be at Pierce Brothers on Lindero Canyon Rd., Thursday December 15 at 2 p.m.

• Batta Vujicic passed away on August 27, 2022.
Family, friends, and others whose lives Batta touched are invited to the Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Mortuary at
5600 Lindero Canyon Rd, Westlake Village, Ca on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 12:00pm for closed casket viewing,
2:00pm service, 3:00pm burial.

 Debbie “DJ” Brantley passed away on July 21, 2022. DJ worked for the association for over 24 years.  Perhaps one of the funniest people we’ve ever met, DJ was a pleasure to know and spend time with. She will be greatly missed. 

Diane Minor passed away May 2022. Services will be held 11:30am June 18, 2022, at the
Shepherd Of The Valley Lutheran Church, 4191 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063.

• Beverly Pickrell passed away. There will be a memorial service held on May 21, 2022 at 10:00 am at Pierce Brothers in Westlake Village.
In lieu of flowers, Beverly’s family is asking that donations be sent to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America or Toys 4 Tots, a charity she was actively involved in. 

Past President Mike Hanley passed away on February 18, 2022. The Hanley family invites you to join them in honoring Mike with a service, May 1st 10:00AM at the North Ranch Center in Westlake Village. Donations on behalf of Mike can be made to Sunshine Kids.
Sunshine Kids is an organization that plans amazing adventures for kids with cancer. For a week, it takes them out of their hospital environment to enjoy a unique experience with other kids who are also battling cancer…. allowing them once again to feel like a regular kid.
Donations on behalf of Mike can be made to:
Sunshine Kids
C/o Linda Kay
BHHS California Realty
2860 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
or directly to Sunshine Kids using the “Donate Now” option on their site at SunshineKids.org

Marietta Baer passed away. 

• Cathy Wood has passed away. The Wood family invites you to join them in sharing food, memories, stories, pictures and love for Cathy. March 20th at 2:00 pm, floral attire is encouraged in honor of Cathy’s 70th birthday and the first day of Spring. Please RSVP by March 11th to rememberingcathywood@gmail.com 

• Jane Blackwelder passed away. 

Linda and Lisa Toth lost their mother and Summer Toth, her grandmother, Vera “Laureen Toth, on December 29, 2021.
There will be a memorial service on January 15, 2022 at the Valley Oaks Memorial Park, 5600 Lindero Canyon Rd, WLV.
Viewing at 11:00 am, services at noon in the main chapel and a graveside burial at 1:00 pm. Following the service, family will be celebrating her life with tours of her home around 2:00 pm.

Pat Miller lost her husband, former member Jerry Harsha, on December 19, 2021.

• Tonie Ross passed away on December 9, 2021.
“Last Caravan” for her on February 4, 2022 at Evolve Real Estate, 559 Country Club Dr., Simi Valley, CA 93065,
11:30 am to 1:30 pm. RSVP Required by 1/31/22 805-551-6298.

• Dave Wheeler passed away on September 26, 2021. 

• Kandis Swimmer-Landmann passed away on September 22, 2021.
There will be
memorial service in Thousand Oaks, CA on Monday, 9/27/21 at 10:30am.

• Past President Gayle Sutton’s mother Barbara Jean (BJ) passed on September 2, 2021.

• CSMAR was just informed of the passing of long time member Don Leonard. Don passed away following heart surgery on February 23, 2021.

Team Member, Dawn Maher’s Mom, Sue Cajka, passed away on March 27, 2021. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the American Heart Association.

• Kipp Condos passed away on February 12, 2021.

• Ray Holmes, passed away on October 16, 2020.
A graveside service for Ray Holmes will be Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 10 AM at Assumption Cemetery,
1380 Fitzgerald Simi Valley, CA 93065, followed by a Celebration of Life at 326 Capri Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065

• Buzz Burner passed away on June 27, 2020

• Tom Murray passed away on June 11, 2020

• Buren Blackwelder passed away on May 19, 2020

Ryan Wetnight passed away on May 1, 2020

June Murray passed away on April 7, 2020
  A Celebration of Life will take place later this year and details will be posted when available.

• Past Member, Norman Panczak, passed away on March 7, 2020. 
   Service Information, will be posted if received. 

• Past Member, Bob Adams, passed away.
  Service Information
  March 23, 2020 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
  Viewing to be held at Reardon Mortuary, 2636 Sycamore Dr. Simi Valley 93065.
  March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
  Memorial Service will be held at United Methodist Church of Simi Valley, 2394 Erringer Road, Simi Valley 93065.

• Past Member, Barbara Swenson, passed away on March 8, 2020.
  Service Information
  Saturday March 14, 2020
  9:00 am to 11:00 am.
  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 480 Sinaloa Rd, Simi Valley.

• Member Beverly Ovdat lost her husband Saul Ovdat on January 31, 2020.
More information will be posted if received. 

• John Churchill passed away 
  Celebration of Life for John will be held on December 17, 2019
  2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the 94th Aero Squadron at the Van Nuys Airport

• Long time Member Barbara Burner passed away on October 11, 2019.
A Celebration of Life for Barbara
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
4:00 pm
Ascension Lutheran Church
1600 E. Hillcrest Dr, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to One Challenge, PO Box 36900, Colorado Springs, CO  80936-6900 in      memory of Barbara Burner.

• Long time Member Susie Hill lost her husband Rodney Kubes on September 5, 2019.
Service announcements are below:
Saturday, October 12, 2019
11:00 am
Discovery Church of Simi Valley
580 E. Easy St, Simi Valley, CA 93065 

• Photographer Chuck Rogers who worked with local REALTORS® for over 40 years passed away on September 18,     2019

• Long time past Member Carole Journell lost her husband Larry Journell on August 29th. Larry died surrounded by    His Family and Friends. His Wife Carole by his side.
  Service Information:
  September 13, 2019 at 11:00 am
  Valley Baptist Church Olive Drive Campus
  5500 Olive Drive, Bakersfield CA, 93308

• Affiliate Member Laura Hertz lost her Brother Eric Gertz on August 10th
There will be a memorial service at Mount Sinai Memorial Park, 6150 Mount Sinai Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93063 at    10:00 am on Sunday August 18th.

• REALTOR® Members, Emilio Mora and Linda Gonzalez lost their Sister Nay Romano on August 8th.

• Long time Member Cathy Harts husband Corey passed away, Cathy has been a member for 35 years.

• Mike and Pat Hanley lost their son Philip Hanley on May 21, 2019
Celebration of Philip’s Life
June 16, 2019
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
North Ranch Community Center
1400 N Westlake Blvd, Westlake Village, CA 91362

• Simi Valley Moorpark Association of REALTORS past Executive Officer Barbara Swink passed away on Monday,
May 6, 2019
Service Information:
Monday May 13th
StoneBridge Community Church

4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063 
Service at 11:00 – Reception at Noon 

Please join us in keeping those affected in our thoughts during this difficult time.