SOME NAMES YOU MAY NOT RECOGNIZE
 

The following were astrologers of the past whose names were suggested for this memorial, and though little information was available, we still wanted to remember them. If you would like to propose a name, please send us the name and a bit of information by e-mail.

WANT TO RESCUE SOMEONE FROM OBSCURITY? If you knew any of these folks well and feel they deserve their own page and nifty background, you are simply going to have to help us out! Send us details about their work, birth data, and any personal tributes.




GORDON ANDERSON: Suggested by J.D. Malleri, who says, “This gentleman of Austrialian ancestry was a well-known astrologer in the Philippines most especially during the Marcos regime. Most of the significant activities that happened during that time were referred to Mr. Anderson before their inception and actual performance. Many actions of the President were referred to Mr. Anderson before their implementation. Of course, his works were only known to a very few associates during that time. He was my friend who advised me to come over to USA where he said, ” you will have a better life, just cross that ocean” (meaning the Pacific Ocean). He died of heart attack in 1980 –he knew his approximate year of passing away–in his garage and was buried at Manila Memorial Park.”

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ALAN BAIN: Bradley V. Clark, PMAFA writes: Alan Bain who founded the Starry-eyed list, a Yahoo group, died June 25, 2006, in Cornwall, UK.   

Birth Data: Apr 22, 1933, 2:48 am BST -1:00, Romford, England, 51n35    000e11

 Died June 25, 2006, 11:50 BST -1:00, St. Julia’s Hospice, Hayle, West Cornwall  (not far from St. Ives)

 

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HELEN A. BARTHOLOMEW (nee Macknosky), died of breast cancer on March 30, 2007 at her home in Harrison, NJ. Born in Throop, PA, Ms. Batholomew lived in Harrison for 41 years. She was executive assistant or the Mezzacappa Managment Co. in New York City for 10 years before retiring in 1995. Prior to that, she worked for Lazard Freres and RCA/NBC in Rockefeller Plaza in NY.  A longtime practitioner of transcendental meditation, Helen taught astrology at Rutgers University Evening School. Among the many civic groups Helen belonged to she was very active in NJ chapter of NCGR, serving as Secretary for most of the 1980s.  Helen’s skilled assistance and meticulous taking of the minutes at Board meetings always gave clarity to  Board business and her passion for astrology never waned. Duty called in the early 90s when Helen left the Board to be a caregiver to her ailing mother. Her service to the chapter, her instinctive sense of professionalism and her sunny personality will not be forgotten.

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CATHY BRENNER: Susan Scott writes: Cathy Brenner passed away 2/13/08 in The Dalles, OR where she was born on 7/21/46. She was a wonderful astrologer and also practiced and taught Feng Shui. She had a great interest in medical astrology and all alternative forms of medicine, including homeopathy and acupuncture to name just a few. She is sorely missed by her many friends in Oregon, Washington and around the world. A memorial service was held in April in Portland and was attended by friends from all over Oregon and Vancouver, WA.  

BIRTH DATA: 7/21/46  2:51 am, The Dalles, OR

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CINDY DELEE: Suggested by Karen McCauley, her AstroDatabank record says, “An American astrologer, she was awarded the PAI Award in 1978 for her successful battle with the City Hall of Millbrae, CA, in having astrology removed from the category of ‘soothsayer.’ The fine they had attempted to levy on her was transferred to a business license. Professional Astrologers Incorporated gave her their annual award for that achievement. A cheerful, well-liked counselor, she died of cancer in 1980. AstroDataBank notes that she was born November 25, 1945, at 08:06 PST in San Francisco, CA, 37N 7; 122W25 , data rated A, from her memory.”

Astrological Pioneers of America notes that she was a third-generation astrologer following her mother and grandmother into the field. She joined the American Federation of Astrologers in 1969 and was certified a professional astrologer (PMAFA) and teacher. She also belonged to Professional Astrologers Incorporated, was a board member, and was President from 1978 until her death.

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EDWARD DOANE: Late husband of the great Doris Chase Doane, Rev. Edward Doane was an American astrologer, writer, teacher, and president of the The Church of Light. According to his AstroDatabankk record, rated A, from his memory to the Church of Light records, he was born on October 13, 1892, at 3:28 AM CST, in Daykin, NE, 97W18; 40N19. He died at the age of 78 on June 15, 1971.

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HOWARD MARTIN DUFF: Suggested by Diana Stone, Mr Duff published a small book of his sketches of all twelve signs. “Astrological Types”. B. 9-23-1887 D. 7-30-1979 . We have no birth or bio information for him.

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GUSTAVE ECKSTROM: Suggested by Leslie Nielsen, Gustav Eckstrom was a long-time professional astrologer and teacher of generations of students in Minneapolis, MN. Astrological Pioneers of America notes that he was born in Chicago on June 1, 1892, at 7:28 AM, and died on May 30, 1970 in Minneapolis, MN. His books included Celestial Healing, Planetary Psychology of Types, Cosmic Energy Therapy, Planetary Keywords, and Zodiac Health Hints.

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JAMES ALEXANDER FARRELL:  Rona Elliot writes: “–an extraordinary astrologer based in Los Angeles who died in the mid 80s of aids.  He was beloved by all who worked with him, clairaudient, clairvoyant with incomparable astrological insights. Xx .

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DONNA ‘DEAN’ FIORILLO : Carol Godzick writes “she passed away in June 2007.  She was one of Cleveland local astrologers.   She died of blood cancer.  Months before she turn her turn, she did a lecture for the Southwest Hospital Cancer Department on Medical Astrologer.  She donated all the profits to them.

 She is missed…”

Vonnie Spencer writes,”Donna “Dean” Fiorillo, she was an astrologer from the Cleveland area, and was a student of Sophia Mason’s. She was a member of LCAA, Lake County Astrologers Association. She was an excellent astrologer, who gave lectures, on her favorites, Dwads, and Medical Astrology. She also appeared on several radio shows. She passed away on June 10, 2007.”

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CARY FRANKS: Allen P. Franks notes that Cary was born September 11, 1941, in Cleveland, Ohio. She recieved a BS in chemistry from Case Western reserve University in 1963. She later worked on her Masters in polymer science at Akron U. She went to England in 1975 and recieved her doctorate in astrology. She founded the Akron Astrology Association and was president of the Theosophical Society of South Florida.

She founded and was president of the IAA research Division, a non-profit research company dedicated to the study of biological periodicity, cycles and astrology. She taught astrology, astronomy and biorhythms at Akron University, Kent State University, and for the cities of Barberton Ohio, Stow Ohio and Akron Ohio. She authored several books on astrology. She passed away August 25, 1999, after a sudden illness.

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ANGELA GALLO: AstroDatabank says she was an American astrologer practicing in the Van Nuys, CA area. She was outstanding in horary astrology. She co-edited and published “The Rising Sign” from 1971-76 and was co-author of “Celebrity Profiles.” According to data she gave in that book, rated A, she was born August 29, 1923, at 3:00 AM EDT, in the Bronx, NY. She died May 21, 1990.

Click here to hear Angela Gallo speaking.
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CAROL GARLICK:  (1941-2003)  Carol was treasurer of the AFAN Steering Committee and was active in the early planning of UAC ’98 and Project Focus, sponsored by ISAR, NCGR, and AFAN.  Carol was a warm and generous friend and coworker with a wonderfully clever sense of humor.  She worked for Matrix as their Marketing Director, was a contributor to Astrology for Women, edited by Gloria Star, and was active for a time in the Atlanta astrological community.  Carol will surely be missed by many of her astrological colleagues and friends.  According to the obituary published in the Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on August 13, 2003, Carol Ann Garlick was born on June 30, 1941 in Chicago, and died Monday, August 11, 2003, after a long battle with cancer.  Carol was a professional astrologer.  She loved art, photography, and theater.  Carol was also a master gardener and enjoyed playing the violin and the harp. Carol is survived by her husband John, five children, and many grandchildren. (Written  by Ronnie Gale Dreyer.)

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LINDA GENERALE: Suggested by Shirley Ann Bowles who wrote:” Linda Generale [was] editor of several different astrology magazines published by Kappa Publishing Company  . . . She passed away May 31, 2007. ”  

From Janis Weiner, Asst. VP, Kappa Publishing Group, Inc.:

Linda worked with me many years ago as a typesetter, but we always knew she had a love for astrology. When she left Kappa Publishing, the opportunity arose for her to help out with the astrology magazines, initially typesetting, but then acting as editor, specifically of Astrology Your Daily Horoscope and later Horoscope Guide.  

As a person, Linda was very hard-working and pleasant, and would always jump in to help when needed. She was a somewhat private person, but I do know that she loved the Moody Blues and would go to different venues around the country with the same group of friends, time after time, to hear them perform. She also loved going out to Vegas and anytime she took a vacation, it was either a trip to see the Moody Blues or to go to Las Vegas. Best of luck with this. We all miss Linda.

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HOWARD HAMMITT,JR.: A San Francisco area astrologer suggested by Andrew Homer, who says, “Howard Hammitt had an encyclopedic knowlege of astrology–a serious archivist of birth data and natal charts. The San Francisco Theosophical Society couldn’t have functioned without him.”

Astrological Pioneers of America says that he began his studies of astrology in 1931 while still in college. It adds that he compiled two volumes of valuable birth data. In 1960 he was the tenth person to pass the PMAFA exam and he contributed generously to the American Federation of Astrologers.

His AstroDatabank record cites the following information, rated A, from him in Mercury Hour April, 1980. He was born December 28, 1910, at 8:25 AM in Plainfield, NJ. He died November 4, 1983, in Mt. Shasta, CA.

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CARL HELM: Suggested by Leslie Nielsen, Carl Helm was a long-time professional astrologer and teacher of generations of students in Minneapolis, MN.

Carol Perkins remembers, “I studied with Carl Helm. I took his Weather Astrology class and visited with him many times. He also lectured at my book store, The New Moon in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was brilliant when it came to Weather Astrology and Horary Astrology.”

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CAROLE HEMSTREET was a dedicated astrologer since 1971.  Astrology was her avocation and she truly loved what she did.  She has been an avid part of NCGR chapters in New York, the bay area of California and New Mexico.  Carole received many certifications and  throughout her astrology career, continually strived to better her craft and convey the personal perspective in every chart she created.  It was her sincere desire that astrologers across the country benefit from her knowledge and literary resources.DATE OF BIRTH: Source SSDI  July 6, 1938
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ELEANOR HESSELTINE: A teacher of Charles Jayne, whom he held in very high esteem.  Mentioning her in his books and crediting her for the techniques that he learned in rectification.  The directional declination technique, Ascendant Arc, is attributed to her.

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CHARLES HOUSE: Suggested by Fay Schiff, Charles was a much-loved professional astrologer with a large following for decades in New York City, including many famous clients. In addition to radio and television appearances, he taught extensively in the New York area, with classes at Inner Vision and the Universal Spiritualist Church, where he was a minister. He was also a gifted Tarot reader. He had a special interest in mundane forecasting. The data that he gave to Fay, a long-time friend, was that he was born December 14, 1939, Texarcana, TX, at 7:04 PM. He died May 11, 1993, in New York City.

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DOROTHY BEACH HUGHES: Her AstroDatabank record says, “American astrologer since 1946, a past president of the AFA and the director of the Cellar School. She was a founder of the Seattle Astrological Association and was active for many years, almost until it reorganized as the Washington State Astrological Association. She was the owner and manager of “Books” in Seattle, WA, and was the author of Basic Elements of Astrology. Listed in Who’s Who of American Women.”

Astrological Pioneers of America notes that in the 1960s, she led a successful fight to prevent the inclusion of astrology in a proposed fortune-telling ordinance in Seattle. She joined the America Federation of Astrologers in 1949, served on the Board of Directors from 1960-69, and was President from 1967-69.

Her data, rated A by AstroDataBank from her memory, shows that she was born June 6, 1915, at 7:30 AM PST, in Portland, OR. She died of cancer on April 25, 1987, in Seattle, WA.

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IRENE HUGHES: I was saddened to learn of the passing of irene hughes who was a celebrated psychic & astrologer in the 1960’s- late 80’s. She was born in Tennessee in 1920 & died in a nursing home on Fri Dec 7th 2012 @8:15 A.M in Crete Illinois.

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BILL LAND   (Information from Charmain Aston)  (born:  May 10, 1944  12:00 PM Cleveland, OH, USA  Passed:  August 21, 2003 at 9:16 AM Cleveland, OH, USA)

Bill was from Cleveland, Ohio but had worldwide astrological contacts throughout the Internet. He excelled in Uranian astrology and had a special place in his practice for Algol.

Charmain Aston writes that over the 20 years of friendship with  Bill, they would gather in a small group and astrologically attempt to solve crimes.  As a result of the power outage experienced on August 14-15 , 2003 in Cleveland,  his loss of air conditioning facilitated  respiratory failure.  He had suffered from respiratory problems for many years.  Bill was a very gentle soul who will be missed by many.

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MARGARET LATVALA: Suggested by Frederick Woodruff, Margaret Latvala was a professional astrologer from Pasadena, CA, who joined the AFA in 1961 (PMAFA). According to AstroDataBank and Astrological Pioneers of America, her data is as follows: She was born February 29, 1916, at 9:00 AM, in West Los Angeles, CA. (Ranked A, from her memory) She died on April 27, 1985, most likely in Pasadena.

Frederick Woodruff remembers, “At the age of 14, I became deeply interested in astrology. Somehow I acquired a list of practicing astrologers in the Southern California area, and wrote to several of them, expressing my eagerness to learn — coupled with my limitations of age, location and finances. Of the many people I contacted only Margaret Latvala, a teacher in Los Angeles and soul sister of Ivy Jacobson, wrote back to me with the intention of making sure I received proper training. After conferring with Ivy, Margaret informed me that Ivy offered to send me — free of charge — all the books, tables and forms I would need to undertake her correspondence course — waving, too, the fee for the course itself — the instruction of which would be overseen by Mrs. Latvala. And so began my sojourn into the world of astrology.”

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 CHARLES E. LUNTZ: Suggested by Diana Stone, Luntz was born in England but played a major role in the astrology and theosophy circles in St. Louis, MO for decades. He started a monthly periodical called Ancient Wisdom. He is best remembered for his seminal research into vocational astrology and wrote a pioneering book on the subject. The material was republished by Llewellyn in 1992 in Noel Tyl’s anthology, How to Use Vocational Astrology for Success in the Workplace. (The photograph comes frm the same source.)

According to his AstroDatabank record, his data is rated A, from his memory. He was born March 31, 1890, at 5:11 AM GMT, in Birmingham, England, 52N30; 1W50. He died on September 15, 1971.

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CREDITS: The background was designed by Margie. This memorial was created by Donna Cunningham and is maintained by Liz Houle. Contributing writer/editor: Paula R. Gassmann.