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2 The Julian News Art Gallery ;2168 Art Gallery I Santa Ysabel A00-Ga I/e-ry 30352 Hwy. 78 (at Hwy. 79) NO. Box 480 Santa Ysabel, CA 92070 765 1676 OPEN Thursday - Monday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Featuring the Finest Local Artists ;ates Open 7 Days 7a,m, to Dark Office- M-F 9 to 4 dosed Sa:' % Thursday- Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment 2724 'B' Street (760)765-2129 Books The Julian BOOK HOUSE00I superb reading material -" I Selling Rare and Good Used Books Diana & Don Garrett - Owners 2230 Main Street P.O. Box 2003 Julian, CA 92036 760-765-1989 Entertainment Summer Schedule & Music Lineup Until the time change in the fall, Wynola Pizza will be open until 9:00 PM. Customers can enjoy the comfortable summer evenings on the patio and have an evening dinner or drink under the setting sun. Our weekend BBQ continues on Saturday and Sunday with live music on every Friday and Saturday evening (throughout the year). Our live music offers a no cover charge performance of quality local and San Diego musicians who love the atmosphere, Join us every Friday and Saturday evening (and some Sunday afternoons) 760 765-1004 Motorcycle Apparel 'HOG Leathers, Apparel, Gifts LIT &Jewelry  JulianHogHeaven,lnc Local Banking Community Banking a Checking Savings a Home Equity. Business Banking 2033 Main St,, Julian I 765-2765 Member FDIC Rabobank WE INVITE YOUR OPINION! The views expressed by our contributing writers are their own and not necessarily those of The Julian News management. We invite all parties to submit their opinions and comments to The Julian News. All contributed items are subject to editorial approval prior to acceptance for pub/ication. Letters must include your name and contact information. Letters may be marled to: Julian News P.O. Box 639 Julian, CA 92036 emai/: /etters@ju/ in person: Julian News Office 1453 Hollow Glen Road (9am - 5:00pro Wed-FrO Deadline is Friday Noon for the next weeks issue July 18, 2012 \\; \\; \\; email: To our dear friends in Julian. Gary Passavanti died June 21st after a very sudden illness and liver failure. The following were notes and memories I sent to Fred Slaughter who officiated at Gary's memorial service. When I started making phone calls to friends and family members about Gary's illness and death, I heard over and over the words "he was my best friend". Dan Eaton, Tom Hopton, Rick Pavey, Tom Babcock, Lew LaDou... to hear these words from so many people. How blessed can a person be. Who among us can say that we have so many, true friends that will / / ,/ / / / / / / r / / / / r uliannews,com became pregnant. Brian was born in January 1976, followed in May 1978 by Deana -two absolutely amazing, wonderful children. Gary said he always wanted to build furniture. The hectic life in Orange County was replaced by the move to Julian in 1979. I did not know "Julian" existed but many of Gary's friends from Chicago had found the mountain and we started driving down to visit. Milo Popovich and Chills, Danny Strinich and Mile Lukman were there and we made the move. Gray started "Ideas In Wood. He worked for a time at Rex "Serving the Community of Julian" GATED, SECURE STORAGE SITES -- FULLY ENCLOSED YARD INDUSTRIAL/BUSINESS SITE FOR MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT STORAGE Outside Storage - Trailers, Boats, Cars, RV's Unit Sizes - 5x10, 10x10, 10x15, 10x20, 10x30 iBlm/LIW 3582 Highway 78 at Newman Way (760) "f Fax vq"  IblliJ..L. 765-2797 Crude Oil U.S. Dollar  S&P  Is your portfolio properly positioned to take advantage of today's environment? If your advisor has not set an appointment to review your investments, we offer free consultations. Tim Taschler Senior Vice PresidentInvestments stand with you, come to your aid and generally put up with you for decades and just accept who you are. Gary James Passavanti was born on New Years Eve 1952 to a large, close Italian family. Gary was the youngest of 3 siblings: older sister Anne Marie, and brother Joseph. He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and moved to Park Forest, Illinois when he was about 4. It was here that the many bonds started and bloomed into life long friendships that shows in the many people who attended the service. At age 16 Gary's brother Joseph was killed in Viet Nam, devastating his family. It was up to Gary to make Joseph's arrangements and stand for the family. A year later his brother- in-law Bill became ill. Gary moved to Peoria to be with his sister Anne Marie and her two little girls, Gary's nieces MariJo and Tricia, and be with Bill to the end of his life. Again Gary was the rock of the family, taking care of MariJo and Tricia and being with Bill. These two events were so pivotal and profound in his life - how do I give words to them. They colored his whole life, a part of his every waking minute. I don't think a day passed that a story or reference about one of these fine men did not come up. I lived in Huntington Beach in early 1974. Gary moved into the same complex with his parents when they moved their company from Chicago to Los Angeles. Gary woke me up from a nap when I was at the pool, stating he had to have the lounge chair that I was on. This was a big pool with lots of lounge chairs and I was the only person there. To hear it from his friend Danny, this was Gary's thunderbolt moment. Gary told Danny that I was the girl he was going to marry and we did in November 1974. Gary was a student at Orange Coast College at the time and worked in a dive bar at the Newport Beach pier. Soon afterward he became an insurance salesman for Prudential Insurance and Lynn Anderson water drilling while looking to be a full time wood worker. Many interesting shops followed; a shack in the back of Stoney Oak Farm and a shed at the Pine Hills Lodge. (He made the original wood tables for the dinner theater at the Lodge). He had a shop in Santa Ysabel on land owned by Don Williams, partnered with Bill Van Dusen on Manzanita Road. He worked for a time building homes in Borrego Springs, commuting with Rees Skinner, Dan Jones and George Lawrence. Dan, George and Gary became partners and eventually built a shop on George's property in Wynola, where they manufactured for many years. Gary eventually went solo and proudly built so many kitchen and bath cabinets for homes in the back country, desert and anywhere else in San Diego County where he could get the work - always producing solid wood cabinets and furniture. A big expansion to Ramona was in 2003, both moving to a larger shop and opening a beautiful store - two months before the devastating, life changing Cedar Fire. The "retirement plan" to sell Ideas In Wood and be set for life eroded with the events from that fire, the next fire in 2005, then the overall decline of our nation's economy forcing the closure of the business and our move from Julian in November 2009. What horrible times, heart wrenching, depressing. Gary found work in sales in a cabinet shop in Indio. Due to long standing health issues which he steadfastly fought, he decided to leave work in early May. He said at the time he needed to keep as healthy as he could and the desert heat was too hard to combat. Gary was recently diagnosed with diabetes, adding to his long standing battle with hepatitis C and his victorious but hard won battle with tongue cancer. He was resolute in his habits, taking charge of his body, and in the last two years was swimming 45 minutes each day to stay ahead of the illnesses. continued on page 3 JL . MAILED 52 WEEKS- $40.00 . ---- ' ljl ' First Class Doliwry - $120.00 -- Mail Subscription To: Julian News P.O, Box 639 Julian, CA 92036-0639 OK... [PLEASE PAINT] NAME: .... ADDRESS: " " TELEPHONE: ( " )  PAYMENT METHOD VISA 17 CHECK E] MONEY ORDER El CASH rl MASTERcARD El CREDIT CARD NUMBER: -- -- -- EXPIRATION DATE: / SIGNATURE: , ,,, ' For information, call (760) 765-2231 **._., (858) 755-1614 12544 High Bluff Drive, Suite 190 San Diego, California 92130 Stifei, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated Member SIPC and NYSE ?" ........... "ii G( :Bacon? ' " ' With egg00 With Pancake00 __ , on the ide 1921 Main t. call in an order: 765 1906 ISSN 1937-8416 Michael Hart and Michele Harvey ..... Owners/Publishers Michael Hart .................................. 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