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Harry Lyons "Cub" Conover Jr. dies Harry Lyons "Cub" Conover Jr. was born May 28, 1924, in Boyle Heights, Calif., to Marian (Moojen) and Harry Lyons Conover, Sr. He spent the majority of his life near the ocean growing up n Southern California and on Catalina Island. His early years were spent working with his father in the woodwork- ing shop making furniture or help- ing with the family business on the commercial fishing vessel, the M.V. Harrys. An informal Celebration of Life will be held in San Diego at 10 a.m. on June 29, at the Glorietta Bay Marina. A rosary will be held in Avalon at St. Catherine's Church at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 6, with the fun6ral mass at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 7, and an additional Celebration of Life immediately following. Anyone inclined to share your stories of Cub will be encour- Avalon senior meals For information, call the Avalon Recreation Department at (562) .510-1987 FRIDAY, JUNE Ning's--Szeehwan "beef or chicken salad MONDAY, JUNE 25 Sand Trap, TUESDAY, JUNE 26 Katie's--Tuna salad WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 Antonio's---Chicken pot pie or lasagna THURSDAY, JUNE 28 Buffalo Nickel--Buffalo wings FRIDAY, JUNE 29 Ning'smDouble cooked pork Founded in 1913 by Ernest Windle aged to do so. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Cub's honor to the Coast Guard Foundation, www.coast- guardfoundation.org/give. A graduate of Newport Harbor High School, class of 1942, he en- listed in the Army and served with the Regimental Headquarters Com- pany 544th Amphibious Engineers until March of 1946. He was a small boat operator, running the Regi- mental Commander's patrol boat and also served, as yard coxswain for a marine maintenance outfit. After the service, Cub made good use of the GI Bill, obtaining his masters degree in education from USC in 1956. He was a mem- ber of the University Men's Honor Society, Skull and Dagger as well as the Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa. Cub was also well known to have worked his way through USC by spending his sum-. mer breaks weaving palm hats in Hawaii on the beach in front of the Moana Hotel. It was at USC where Cub met the love of his life, Estelle (Maguire), and they were married June 18, 1955. He began his career in educa- tion at Jefferson High School in Los Angeles and then landed his dream job at Arcadia High School in 1957. He taught English at Ar- cadia for 31 years, with a four-year turn in the administration office as Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance. During the summer, Cub and his family moved over to Catalina Island. In the early years, he could be found weaving hats in the window at Lovinia's Island Sportswear. He later signed on as a lifeguard, working for Duke Fishman before "moving up" to Harbor Patrolman for the city of Avalon. Every boater knew Cub, since he worked in the "slot", directed arriving boaters to available moorings. One could al- ways count on his cheerful greet- ing of "Hi Neighbor!" upon enter- ing the harbor. Although, given the nickname "Captain Nasty" when a disgruntled boater had to moor out- side the harbor one busy weekend, all who really knew him well used this moniker jokingly, as did he. He spent 28 summers working the harbor, and as he said, those were the best summers of his life! Cub retired from teaching in 1988 and moved to Imperial Beach, Calif. where he began a new career with the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Cub didn't like to be inactive, so he jumped with both feet and spent the next 23 years patrolling the waters around San Diego, officially retir- ing in 2011. He especially enjoyed instructing safe boating courses of- fered through the Auxiliary. This course work included his specialty, knot tying. In his spare time, he also volunteered for the San Diego Maritime museum as a docent on the Star of India as well as the Berkeley. Summers were spent in Avalon where he volunteered at the Catalina Island Museum as a docent for the Holly Hill House tours and Inn on Mt. Ada Christmas Open House, the Silent Film Festival and for the Catalina Island Conservan- cy. He could also be found weaving his palm hats on front street where many visitors would exclaim "I re- member a guy doing this when we Group Publisher Vince Bodiford vince@cinews.us Editor Dennis Kaiser ed@cinews.us Advertising Pat Jamieson advertising@cinews.us Office Manaler Jennifer Leonhardi manager@cinews.us Accounting Judy Murray j udy@localnewspapers.erg 101 MARILLA #6 AVALON, CA 90704 [ (310) 510-0500 FAX- (310) 510-2882 Postmaster: Send address changes to The Catalina Islander P.O. Box 428, Avalon, CA 90704 Calendar: Noon Monday I News: 5 p.m. Monday ] Display Advertising: 2 p.m. Tuesday I Classified Advertising: No.an Tuesday I Legal/Public Notices: 5 p.m. Monday SUBSCRIPTIONS Send to manager@einews.us One Year Subscription: Catalina .............................................. $39 Mainland ............................................ $48 Subscriptions via First Class Mall are available for $80/year A Publication of CommunityMedia Corporation. CATALINA ISLANDER (USPS 093-140) Acceptance under 39C, F.R. 3464 perlodicaJs postage paid at Avalon, CA 90704 and other additional offices. Adjudication Decree No. 377598. Date of Adjudication: Oct. 4, 1934 Exact Name of Newspaper as shown in the Petition for Adjudication: The Catalina Islander. Published weekly at 501 Marilla Avenue, #6 Avalon, CA 90704. The entire contents of The Catalina Islander are copyrighted by The Catalina Islander. NO part may be reproduced in any fashion without written consent of the publisher. This publication is printed almost entirely on recycled paper. Contents Copyright 2012 and Title Registered, Catalina Islander, Inc., All Rights Reserved. L PROUD MEMBER OF THE CALIFORNIA NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION visited in the 50s..." Boats, seamanship, knots and nautical history were his passions. He was a man of many talents varying interests including: teach- er, dancer, dance instructor, fisher- man, lifeguard, swim instructor, swim coach, football official, track and field official, boat captain, scu- ba diver, harbor patrolman, palm weaver, woodworker, Coast Guard Auxiliarist and friend to all. Estelle predeceased Cub in 2004 after 49 years of marriage. He's been filling his time, watching his six grandkids and now a great- granddaughter grow, making hats for visitors in Avalon and keeping the waters of San Diego safe, until the time when he felt we could go on without him. Cub is now dancing in heaven with the love of his life and waiting to greet us all with a "Hi Neigh- bor!" He leaves his children, Di- ane, Tina (Ron) and Tom (Jane) to carry on the Catalina tradition with their families. Avalon announces Work is progressing on the "slip linng" phase of the city of Ava- lofs sewer improvement project. Each of the streets listed be- low will be dosed to traffic from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each street will be posted 24 hours in advance of the actual closure. The tentative schedule for the wk of June 25 is as follows: M,nday--Upper Crescent (From El Encanto to Maiden lane); Tues- da'--Hill Street; Wednesday-- Vi:udelou (the land side of the smet from Olive to upper c('ner); Tlursday--Upper Crescent by th( City Park. These are tentative scledules that depend on all work prtgressing according to plan. The city of Avalon has nearly conpleted the first of three major sewer project phases of the sewer renovation project. Phase 1: Trenching in the streets and completely removing and re- placing 4,500 feet of sewer line. Replacing the laterals that go between the new sewer lines and the property they serve (to the pri- vate property line). Most of this work took place on the west side of town. Performing "Spot Repairs, at various locations where CCTV studies indicated such work was required. Phase 2: Currently underway, involves restoring or replacing 30 manholes. Phase 3: Will begin in about one week and involves "Slip Lin- ing" about 2,200 feet of sewer line. This process uses a resin like substance to line sewer mains that have small deficiencies but do not require complete replacement. street closures It is expected that the majority of all this work will be completed by the end of July. Once all construction is com- plete, the temporary patches over the sewer lines and in the sidewalk will be compacted and replaced with asphalt (street) or concrete (sidewalk) to bring all repairs up to grade. One location, at the intersec- tion of Vieudelou and Olive has been particularly vexatious for the contractors and residents. A manhole scheduled to be installed at this location exposed that several utility lines were in the way, in fact, they were too close to one another to meet utility standards. This required Edison to have a utility relocation plan developed and engineered. That plan has been approved and work is scheduled to begin this week. 00OmmOL Since 1929 CALL TODAY AND LET DEWEY PEST CONTROL TAKE CARE OF YOUR PEST CONTROL NEEDS! 310.328.0553 THE ,' R ROo " OC 's  We have EVERY college football NFL and MLB game on our high def big screen TVs! 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