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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