28 September 2022
21 September 2022
IN MEMORIAM Philip Mandeville, the GRF director representing Mutual 11 until June when he was forced to step down because of illness, died Sept. 6, 2022. RoseMarie, his wife of 55 years, and his two sons were at his side. Mandeville served on the GRF Administration, Finance and Recreation committees and chaired the Mutual Administration Committee. He was president of Mutual 11 for five years, ultimately presiding over the Presidents’ Council. He also chaired the Mutual’s Emergency Preparedness Committee. In his 2021 GRF candidate’s statement he wrote: “I hope to continue working for the people in LW with an ear to listen and a mouth to speak on your behalf.” “I am saddened (by) the death of our treasured friend and colleague, Philip Mandeville,” GRF President Marsha Gerber said. “I hope you will join me in remembering his infectious smile, courtly manner and all the service he provided to our community.” Mandeville was the epitome of a life well lived. Highlights include service in the U.S. Air Force, piloting his cherished Piper Cherokee, hosting many LW friends at his Lake Tahoe cabin, taking
Tillie Stiehr 1929-2022 Tillie Stiehr born on April 14, 1929, passed peacefully in her sleep on Aug. 31 at the age of 93 in Long Beach, California. Tillie is survived by her sister Phyllis Smith, as well as her sons Wayne and Mark Stiehr. Tillie lost her twin sister Lillie in infancy due to pneumonia. She was born in Washington, Michigan, in the Stone Bar, an establishment her parents Gertrude “Jesty” and Frank Rogala founded and which still is in business today. She used to proclaim, “I was born in a bar!” A resident of Romeo, Michigan, one of her long-term positions was at Firestone Tire. Tillie moved to California in 1978, where she enjoyed her position at Strollee, a baby furniture company, and WR Grace among others. Tillie remained lifelong friends with many of her work acquaintances. After retiring, Tillie made a trip with her sister Phyllis to Poland, where she connected with relatives of the Rogala family (Rogala was Tillie’s maiden name). Tillie retired to Leisure World, Seal Beach, where she became Queen Mother of the Magic Red Hats for many years. She became “Hugger” the Clown with a Leisure World social “clown” group. Tillie got a further taste of show biz in Leisure World’s Theater Club where, as well as other roles, with a sparkle in her eye, she was a red-haired Santa’s helper. Tillie enjoyed collecting dolls, and she named them all and was surrounded by them in her home. Tillie appeared in many music videos with her nephew, singer/producer Frank Rogala. Tillie’s final scene-stealing appearances were made at the age of 90 in the award-winning music video “Oo La La” with Frank’s Smash Mob. Tillie enjoyed lunches with the Leisure World Traveling Tigers and at the Community Karaoke Club, where she was known to tip the other performers. Tillie also enjoyed monthly dinners, dances, and annual luau with the Filipino American Club of Leisure World. Socially active, Tillie enjoyed attending shows, dances, and parties of many groups as well as cruises (such as one along the California coast from San Francisco to San Diego that hit all the major attractions). Tillie was Polish Catholic and a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church where she felt a deep connection with the Holy Spirit. –paid obituary
14 September 2022
07 September 2022
••• In Memoriam Joseph Constantino 78 Brenda Knepper 67 Matthew Larson 78 Margarita Vincent 71 Carolina Linares 80 Peni Faletotasi 76 Vincent Amucha 75 Stephen Fisher 76 Monica Anderson 72 Lily Buenafe 79 Families assisted by McKenzie Mortuary, (562) 961-9301 —Paid obituary
Richard “Rick” Allen Riley 1936-2022 Richard “Rick” Allen Riley was born on Feb. 10, 1936, in St. Louis, Missouri to Michael and Rose Riley. He rose up to meet his Maker on Aug. 15. He leaves behind three children and several grandchildren. He worked as a handyman for many years in Leisure World. On Dec. 7, 1941, young Rick and his mom were forced to leave their home in Honolulu as it was being bombed by the Japanese at the beginning of World War II. His father was the chief engineer at Hickman Field, Hawaii. Rick enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1954. After boot camp, he was sent to Camp Pendleton and told stories about his buddies in Oceanside. From there, he was sent into active duty in Korea during the freezing weather. He fired a 155-millimeter cannon thousands of times, receiving concussions and shattered eardrums from the noise. He was honorably discharged in 1957. Rick enjoyed many activities in Leisure World like poker, pool and country western dancing. He also enjoyed participating in the karaoke club, helping the LW Filippino club with its bingo events, and volunteering at the Save Our Beach clean up events. Rick had recently become a Catholic. A memorial Mass will beld on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 5 p.m. in Holy Family Catholic Church in Leisure World. For more information, call Ms. E at (310) 890-2368. SEMPER FI!