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David Foley II

With great sadness, we announce the untimely passing of David Foley II on November 13, 2021. David had a once in a lifetime mind, with an extraordinary talent for creating. Please join us at a memorial to celebrate his life at an outdoor reception in San Marino. The family welcomes all who knew David and asks that you please text Margaret at 626-616-2381 for details.

Anne Marie Melrose passed peacefully into the presence of the Lord on Oct. 28, 2021. The daughter and granddaughter of Presbyterian missionaries, she was born on the mission field of Hainan Island, China to her parents Paul and Esther Melrose on Sept. 18, 1923. Marie, as she was known, spent the early part of her life on the island with her brothers and sisters, Jack, Hugh, Jean and Sylvia. As they got older, they were sent home to their grandmother in Los Angeles to attend school.

First published in the Nov. 4 print issue of the San Marino Tribune.

Photos courtesy Tina Wong

From Oct. 25-29, Valentine Elementary School held its annual Red Ribbon Week, sponsored by Partnership for Awareness and Valentine PTA.
Event chair Marisa Kelly planned livestream assemblies featuring an inspirational message and basketball tricks taught by former Harlem Globetrotter and eight-time Guinness Record holder Corey the Dribbler to kick off their week. Students and staff enjoyed fun activities, including Crazy Hair and Crazy Sock Day along with writing supportive empathy messages about walking in someone else’s shoes, which were displayed on their Red Ribbon Week school banner.
PfA and PTA also gifted students and staff Halloween treat bags to celebrate their pledge to lead a healthy lifestyle.

First published in the Nov. 4 print issue of the San Marino Tribune.

Photos courtesy
Suzie Lee, Lina Wu
and Catherine Yu

K.L. Carver Elementary and Partnership for Awareness recently came together for Red Ribbon Week to promote awareness about mental and physical health.
On Monday, Pioneers kicked off the event by wearing red, and throughout the week participants also wore their shirts inside out, shouted out their feelings, and dressed in rainbow-colored apparel, among other activities.
On Thursday, Pioneers closed Red Ribbon Week by showering the Carver Kindness Tree with heart-shaped notes to make it blossom.
Red Ribbon Week parent volunteers included Mandy Au Yeung, Belinda Hwang, Jocelyn Kan, co-chair Karen Lai, Suzie Lee, Sara Norris, Joanna Wang, Lina Wu, Esther Yao, co-chair Catherine Yu and Hsuan Zee.

First published in the Nov. 4 print issue of the San Marino Tribune.

In a first of its kind joint meeting, the San Marino City Club and the Rotary Club of San Marino are partnering to host the 2022 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Queen and Royal Court at a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 16.
The event will be held in the San Marino Center with a reception at 6 p.m. and dinner following at 6:30 p.m.

First published in the Nov. 4 print issue of the San Marino Tribune.

By Dia DuVernet
President/CEO
Pasadena Humane

Pasadena Humane has been providing compassion and care for abused and neglected animals in our community for nearly 120 years.
Over the course of our history, we have continually evolved to follow best practices in meeting the needs of all animals, not just those who find their way to our shelter.

First published in the Nov. 4 print issue of the San Marino Tribune.

Photos courtesy San Marino Garden Club
Lou Quismorio at work creating the fall table arrangement.

The members and guests of the San Marino Garden Club recently held its first meeting of the year and were happy to be together and meeting in person, finally, after 18 months of holding events online.
Club members were also able to create a festive fall arrangement with the guidance of Lou Quismorio, the Flowerman owner.