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Joe Fracasse, Publisher of The Glendoran, Dies at 79

Fracasse and his wife Ida profiled members of the Glendora community for nearly three decades.

Joe Fracasse, who together with his wife Ida published The Glendoran Magazine, died Monday. He was 79.

Since 1983, The Glendoran profiled members of the Glendora community, from top-ranking Glendora officials to community volunteers. With colorful profiles and interviews, the bimonthly magazine aimed to capture the heart of the Glendora community.

The Fracasses themselves were active members of Glendora who were involved in the Historical Society, Friends of the Library, Kiwanis and Kiwaniannes, League of Women Voters, Charter Oak PTA, Glendora Welfare Society and EYE-DAS.

They were named the 1991 Citizens of the Year by the Glendora Chamber of Commerce.

In August 2012, Glendora Police were called to the Fracasse home after Fracasse suffered a heart attack. Officers were able to revive Fracasse using an automatic external defibrillator.

Once he recovered, Fracasse and his wife paid a visit to the officers who helped save his life.

The cause of Fracasse’s death is pending.  It is unknown if The Glendoran will continue to publish following Fracasse’s death.

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Betty Gervais January 09, 2013 at 07:33 PM
Joe will be missed in our community, hopefully Ida and Lynn can keep his great magazine going in his memory.
David Gonzalez January 09, 2013 at 07:34 PM
I enjoyed working with Joe on the printing of the Glendoran Magazine. He was always a pleasant, kind, caring and loving person. My thoughts and prayers go out to Ida and all the family. Rest in Peace my dear friend. I will never forget you.
fam5 January 09, 2013 at 08:21 PM
Heartfelt prayers and sympathy go out to his family. Everyone in our office will miss him.`James F. Hundshamer, CPA
Rona Lunde January 09, 2013 at 08:39 PM
Joe was a "mans man", loved by the women and respected by all. His legacy will live on and on. I feel very fortunate to call him my friend. I am sure he is already organizing something in Heaven. There are a number of other great Glendorans that have preceeded him and are right thre willing to help. RIP Joe,
Lois M. Shade January 12, 2013 at 05:52 PM
A piece of Glendora that has made this community a truly great place to live is now gone. Joe always had little tidbits of local color to share and political insight I will miss hearing from him. Condolences go out to his family who will feel the loss most.

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