GOLDSBY, JOAN H., long time resident of Hermosa Beach, CA , passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2001 in Rancho Palos Verdes. Joan was born in Chicago, IL on March 18, 1911 and worked as a bookkeeper for the County of Los Angeles in the Public Administrator's office for twenty-five years. She was the first-born of six children born to Michael and Marie Pollack who were born in Czechoslovakia. She travelled extensively around the world...kissed the Blarney Stone, rode a camel at the pyramids and took tea with a bedouin prince. She enthusiastically enjoyed sailing Lake Michigan with her late husband, Stanton. Left to mourn her passing are; her only child, daughter, Bonnie (Mrs. Robert) Hutchins of Torrance, Sisters: Ernestine Pollack of Chicago, IL and Ruth (Mrs. Emil) Heirendt of Franklin Park, IL and her devoted Granddaughter, Francesca Hutchins of Long Beach, CA. She was pre-deceased by her Brothers Robert and Walter Pollack and her sister Lillian Kusen. Joan's life was greatly diminished by the loss of her other blessed Granddaughter, Tara Hutchins in August of 1993. Family services were held at Pomona Valley Memorial Park. Those wishing to express their sympathy to the family are encouraged to contribute to the Tara Hutchins Memorial Scholarship Fund, Redondo Union High School, 631 Vincent Park, Redondo Beach, CA, 90277.

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  1. Dear Family of the late Joan H. Goldsby, I am sending this letter with a message of hope to encourage you. I became aware of your loss in a recent obituary. It is always painful when someone close to you dies. Often a person€™s first reaction is shock, disbelief and even sometimes denial. The death of a close family member can and often does change your entire life. You might think that you will never see them again. The Bible holds out a hope for all of us and our loved ones. In the Bible book of Acts we read of a resurrection. There it says €œI have hope toward God, which hope these men themselves also entertain, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.€ Many might think this sounds to good to be true. In fact if someone were to be resurrected as in the case of Jesus friend Lazarus what kind of life could they hope for, perhaps to enjoy themselves but yet they would still experience problems in there lives. What kind of future can we look forward to? The Bible book of Revelation says €œAnd he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.€ God originally created the earth as a paradise and put man on it under his rule. We obviously don€™t live in a paradise today. The Bible tells us how the earth will soon be transformed into a paradise where mankind will live forever. No longer will we have to worry about suffering, pain, sickness and most of all death. If you would like more information about these Bible promises, please contact Jehovah€™s Witnesses. Each Sunday at 1:00 PM, there are timely Bible discourses on a variety of subjects. Our Kingdom Hall is located at 301 Beryl Street Redondo Beach, CA. Your Neighbor Upcoming Public discourses: Sunday April 29, 2001. €œChoose your associates wisely!€ Sunday May 6, 2001. €œEvidence of God in the World around us!€

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