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Mountain View News Saturday, August 13, 2016 



Longtime former Sierra Madre 
resident Marian Sjostrom (Pedersen), 
died peacefully surrounded by 
family on Monday, August 8, 2016 in 
Chatsworth, CA, due to congestive 
heart failure. She is survived by her 
daughters, Marialyce Pedersen of 
Altadena, CA and Sarah (Pedersen) 
Day of Simi Valley, CA, and a son, 
Christian Pedersen of Muldrow, OK. 
She is also survived by a sister Barbara 
Sjostrom Porter; a brother, Geoffrey 
Sjostrom; and three grandchildren, 
Kate and James Day and Soren 
Muniz Pedersen. A Celebration of 
Life has tentatively been planned 
for Sept. 17th 2016 at the Center for 
Positive Living in Sedona, AZ. Please contact family 
members for details. 

 Marian was born in East Orange, NJ, then moved 
to the seashore in Asbury Park, NJ, attended the Ann 
May School of Nursing and moved to Evanston, IL as 
a young woman, where she met her former husband, 
Thomas Pedersen. The two drove west and settled in 
Sierra Madre in 1961. She quickly made new friends 
by joining the Newcomers Club (for recent transplants 
from the east coast and Midwest), and an Arcadia 
bowling league, and later became an active parishioner 
at St. Rita Church and School in the 1970s and 1980s, 
serving on the board of the school’s first Parent Teacher 
Organization (PTO). She also served 
as a board member for Camp Fire 
Girls in Pasadena. In 1974, Marian 
began working as a secretary at a 
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance 
office in Arcadia and then went on to 
a career in office administration with 
James M. Montgomery Engineers 
(JMM) of Pasadena, CA. She moved 
to the South Bay to be part of the 
JMM team that designed and built 
the massive upgrades to the Hyperion 
Wastewater Treatment Plant in El 
Segundo, CA in the mid-late 1980s. 

Marian remarried Tom McCready in 
1992 (who died in 2004), and together 
they relocated to Sedona, AZ, where 
she was active in Toastmasters International, the 
National Association for Women Business Owners, the 
Sedona Referral Club and the Center for Positive Living. 
She enjoyed singing and was a past member of St. Rita’s 
choir, and performing chorale groups in Sedona and 
Torrance, CA. She was a sales representative for Juice 
Plus for more than 20 years and was a strong advocate 
of healthy eating and living all her life. She was also 
a film buff since childhood, loved TMC and public 
television, and enjoyed volunteering at the annual 
Sedona International Film Festival. 

 In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be 
made to the non-profit Sedona Film Festival. 



Susan Piscitelli Poulsen passed 
away peacefully on August 9, 2016 
surrounded by her loved ones. 

 Susan was born to Anthony and 
Maria Piscitelli in Chicago on 
August 18, 1929. Susan married the 
love of her life, Kristian Poulsen of 
Billum, Denmark on September 24, 
1966, by whom she is survived. 

 The couple resided in Sierra 
Madre, CA and had one son, 
Thomas Poulsen, who is married 
to Danielle Goodwin Poulsen. They 
are the parents of Christopher and 
Hannah. Susan is also survived by 
her brother, Anthony Piscitelli, of 
Hayden Lake, Idaho.

 Susan worked in the Piscitelli family business 
managing commercial real estate 
for many decades, following which 
she worked with Kristian managing 
their family-owned construction 

 Susan was a voracious reader 
and lover of classical music who 
also enjoyed spending time in her 
garden. A tireless volunteer, she 
gave back to her local community in 
many ways. 

 A Memorial Mass will be held 
at Saint Rita’s Catholic Church 
in Sierra Madre on Friday, 
August 19th at 4:00pm. In lieu 
of flowers, please consider a 
donation to the Sierra Madre Public Library in 
Susan’s name. 


During this time period, the Sierra Madre Police 
Department responded to approximately 213 day 
and night time calls for service. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 10:00 a.m., officers 
responded to the station lobby for a theft report. 
Victim stated that a package was taken from her 
front doorsteps in the 00 block of Victoria lane. 
It appears unknown suspect(s) approached the 
residence and stole a package from the residence 
between the hours of 5:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Case 
to Detectives 

Wednesday, August 3 Officers were dispatched 
to the 00 block of Suffolk Ave at about 1130 a.m. 
for a report of vandalism. The officers observed 
graffiti on the sidewalk in front of four residences 
written in what appeared to be black chalk. Case 
forwarded to Detectives 

Thursday, August 4 At about 9:00 a.m., officers 
were dispatched to the 00 block of E. Montecito 
Ave. The victim reported that the previous day a 
relative left a package in the mailbox with pieces of 
mail. When the victim returned home, the items 
were missing. Case to Detectives 

Saturday, August 6 SMPD officers dispatched 
to the 200 block of E. Sierra Madre Bl. regarding 
an auto burglary report. Various personal items 
were missing and the interior had been ransacked. 
Victim reported that two windows of his car were 
broken by unknown suspect(s). Detectives will 
follow up on investigation 


Many common 
household products 
contain an assortment 
of potentially 
hazardous ingredients. 
When not disposed of 
properly, the chemicals 
found in these 
products can pollute 
the environment and 
pose a risk to human 
health. Residents can 
reduce hazardous 
waste in their home for 
free at the upcoming Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Roundup taking place from 9:00am 
– 3:00pm on Saturday, August 13, 2016.

Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients are 
considered to be household hazardous waste (HHW). The average home can accumulate as much as 
100 pounds of HHW in the 

basement, garage and storage closets. Disposing of HHW by pouring them down the drain, on the 
ground, into storm drains, and in some cases putting them out with the regular trash is illegal. 
The Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Roundup is designed to help residents dispose of 
potentially dangerous materials the right way.

 Acceptable materials:

Brake fluid, paint, paint thinner, cleaners with acid or lye, pesticides or herbicides, household 
batteries and car batteries, pool chemicals, motor oil, oil filters, expired pharmaceuticals, anti-freeze 
and fluorescent light bulbs.

Household electronic waste such as computer monitors, televisions, computer CPUs, keyboards, 
printers, cell phones, etc.

Unacceptable materials:

Hazardous waste and electronic waste from businesses.

Explosives, ammunition and radioactive materials.

Trash and tires.

White goods such as refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, etc.

Controlled substances.

The Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Roundup event is open to all Los Angeles County 
residents. The collection is free and will take place in the Mariposa Avenue parking lot (just west of 
Baldwin Avenue) in Sierra Madre from 9:00am – 3:00pm on Saturday, August 13, 2016. 

This event is brought to you by the County of Los Angeles, and presented by the Department of 
Public Works and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County in cooperation with the City of 
Sierra Madre. For a complete listing of what you can and cannot bring to the event, please contact: 
1-888-CLEAN-LA or visit

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