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Librarian February 23, 2013 at 03:45 pm
I worked with Jeff a few years ago at Whittier public library. He was such a great guy, and a goodRead More researcher for library patrons. What a huge loss for Monrovia and his family and friends. My deepest sympathy to all of you.
Lori Moreno March 13, 2013 at 05:32 pm
i worked with Jeff over the past couple of years doing presentations as the various workshops he putRead More together for job seekers. I always admired his dedication to helping others with their job search. I am terribly saddened by his passing. My heart goes out to his wife and family. He is missed.
Benjamin Brus March 13, 2013 at 05:49 pm
I met Jeff in January at a job seeker event he organized at the Library. His passion for helpingRead More people find work was truly evident; Jeff came across as someone who was genuine, kind, and generous. My condolences go out to his family, and to all who were impacted by his genuine service.
Terri W February 17, 2013 at 09:03 pm
Got the pleasure of meeting Huell at a UC Davis fund raiser. He was very nice and so funny. We haveRead More a picture we took with him and also he signed a t-shirt we have framed. Almost all our trips are because of him. He helped us learn and love California. RIP Huell.
joebanana March 3, 2013 at 02:55 am
Wow, Huell is so cool. So sad to hear the tragic news, he'll be greatly missed. There will never beRead More anybody as cool as Huell. I hope KCET will keep playing reruns.
Jan Freed March 3, 2013 at 10:53 pm
One of our family treasures. My daughter, Molly, was unimpressed, however, and did a greatRead More impersonation of his "Hah, Ahm Hoowell Howser, etc." which in turn became a special memory for me. We promise ourselves to visit at least one of his special places.
Gayle M. Montgomery January 7, 2013 at 07:27 pm
I learned of Huell's passing during the lunch hour at work. I saw a breaking news alert, read it,Read More and let out with an "Oh, NO!" that could be heard at least 3 aisles away. Felt like I had been punched in the gut or that I'd just lost a favorite cousin who could tell the best stories. I learned so much from watching his shows and taped as many as I could, making the time to watch them, sometimes in the middle of the night. He took me to places I had been, and to places I had never been and are bucket listed. I learned history and quirky things from him. One of them is the one he did on the Aztec Hotel. If I had a $1 for every time the lady owner of the Aztec said "Absolutely" to Huell, I would be a rich woman. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Howser at a charitable function in the 90s. He was just as he was on tv. Earthy, warm, and a huge grin. To me, he was a sociologist and taught us the culture and lore of days just past the horizon. I have long felt that every library should have a set of his mission videos. Thank you, Huell, for the memories!
Dan Crandell January 7, 2013 at 07:52 pm
Huell is the only man on earth who could pull off an interview about the history of bras and makeRead More guys pay attention. This video is gold to the City of Monrovia. Just hearing his pronounce our city's name is gold. The way he says Wizard of Bras weakens a guys knees. Gayle my son does a spot on voice impression as well. I suspect that he will greet me with something from Huell the next time see him.
Sandy Anderson January 8, 2013 at 10:12 pm
I did the same thing. Had just finished watching "Parental Consent" with hubby and MomRead More when the news came on my iPhone. Yelled out the same as you, couldn't believe it!!! Just like losing a family member, he was so much a part of our lives. Still hard to believe. So glad his shows will live on though at Chapman online.
Nathan McIntire (Editor) June 6, 2012 at 07:48 pm
Great line from one of the young readers in the video: "I've read Fahrenheit 451, like, 451Read More times."
Lynn Fischer June 7, 2012 at 05:37 am
Try "The Martian Chronicles" You'll like them better, I think.
loreal June 8, 2012 at 03:05 pm
Don ,you will be greatly missed and we have a lot of gratitude for what you did for us GrabrielRead More & Marlene
loreal June 8, 2012 at 03:07 pm
Don ,you will be greatly missed and we have a lot of gratitude for what you did for us GrabrielRead More & Marlene
Erika June 11, 2012 at 12:20 am
Don my dad and I loved youso very much! You were such an amazing man and we are so blessed to haveRead More known you and you were a huge part of the Linell family. You will be sorely missed. We find comfort in knowing where your at! We are sure you have heard, WELL DONE MY GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT !
Gayle M. Montgomery April 19, 2012 at 08:44 pm
RIP, Dear Dick. Thank you for countless hours of pure joy watching the teens dance, the artistsRead More perform, and you look like a forever friendly teenager.
Mary Ann Lutz August 14, 2011 at 06:50 pm
Today at the celebration of life for Larry he was remembered as a World War II veteran, a caring,Read More loving and generous volunteer for many in the communities of Duarte and Monrovia. We are all better off knowing Larry and I for one will miss him!
Alfredo Mejia August 14, 2011 at 07:35 pm
Goodby Larry. You always had good things to say and a positive attitude. You were a class act. YouRead More will be missed. Goodbye my friend.
Rodney Jefferson June 28, 2011 at 01:03 pm
My Auntie Mimi, was a very special and loving person to all Monrovians. She cared about her city andRead More the residence that lived in Monrovia. Whenever there was a community problem many residents would call on Auntie Mimi for her support and insight. She really cared very deeply about all the kids in the City of Monrovia. I can still remember her saying to me, "Why don't you do something for the kids in this city". Shortly after that "A" Game fundamental Basketball Clinic was created. My Auntie Mimi educated me in community and city politics. She also guided my footsteps and shared her experiences with me. She taught me so much about people, places, and things and how to handle them in a respectful way. "Thank You Auntie Mimi"
Karen Suarez June 28, 2011 at 04:04 pm
Love you and will miss you Mimi. Much of what I see in town will always remind me of you. YourRead More strength encouraged me. I know you will be on the shoulder of many, the fruit of your spirit will continue to grow. Karen Suarez
Pam Fitzpatrick June 28, 2011 at 05:44 pm
Mimi taught the power of teamwork, of connections, and of patience. She knew not to be dissuaded byRead More the short-term because when all is said and done, it is what happens in the end that counts. Miss you, Mimi. Pam
Chris Lyons May 21, 2011 at 03:20 am
I am so very sad to hear this news. I have been a friend of Shamies for the last 14 years. IRead More recently had lost touch with her. Finally I dug up her address up on the internet and then found this out. I am so sorry for her friends and family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Chris Lyons jc_lyons@hotmail.com