OBITUARY

Donie Vanitzian

1 January, 195028 December, 2017

Donie Vanitzian, age 67, of Los Angeles, CA passed away on Thursday December 28, 2017. Donie was born January 1, 1950.

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Donie was preceded in death by.

A funeral service for Donie will be held Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Eternal Valley Memorial Park Mortuary, 23287 North Sierra Hwy, Newhall, CA 91321. A committal service will occur Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM, 23287 North Sierra Hwy, Newhall, CA 91321. A burial will occur Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.eternalvalleymortuary.com for the Vanitzian family.

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, 10 January , 2018

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, 10 January , 2018

Memories

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Lorrie DeCoursey-Thomas

13 November 2019

I worked with Donie on the 1978 Evelle Younger gubernatorial campaign. She was caring, vivacious, inspiring, and absolutely unforgettable. Who could not love her! I recall a trip I took with her and a couple other of the campaign staff to Yosemite. A fabulous trip with splendid memories. I only learned of her passing within the past year and am so saddened. My heart goes out to her family and friends. I pray you are finding peace. There is a lifetime of eternity in the human heart. Hold fast to your memories.

A Ross

28 April 2018

I am heartbroken. Tried to reach donie to no avail. Now I know why. Though I never met her, or even saw a picture of her,I felt as if she was a long time friend after spending countless hours on the phone with her, advocating for homeowner rights. Her dedication to homeowner rights and tireless work was unmatched in the industry. I will forever cherish her three books that I own, Villa Appalling, California Common Interest Developments, and In the Name of the People. She was an epic writer. Now she is free to live as she chooses. No HOA boards telling her how to live. Godspeed Donie.

Craig Luna

13 February 2018

Donie was a wonderful lady. She was kind, strong and determined. She fought for the underdog. I talked with her just days before this happened and she gave me hope and guidance during a very difficult period. I'm devastated beyond words to hear that she's gone.

Jay Goldstein

5 February 2018

I cant say enough how much of good soul she was. I met her sending a note to the Times back in 2005 and she and Tom and I became good friends. I just saw them in December and have been so busy and did not find out till today of her passing and my heart is broken. Donie was one in 100 million, she gave above and beyond so much to anyone who needed her, she did it because she could and would have been the best lawyer in HOA advocacy the world would ever see. I will miss her. Jay Goldstein

Karen Gray

17 January 2018

Donie was a light in this world. Her advocacy was a selfless mission and her friendship to so many of us was a gift. I am grateful for the connection, humbled by her passion and so saddened by the loss.

Bob Siegel

14 January 2018

I asked Donie for some help in understanding some HOA problems when I got on the Board of small HOA in La Quinta. She came to my house and gave me several clippings and other info, and ws a big help over the last several years with her columns. We will all miss her sage ( and humorous, sometimes cutting) advise.. Such a horrible event..

Therese Daniels

14 January 2018

I knew Tom and Donnie since the '80's. In some ways our relationship seemed like a miracle. The things Donnie did for me to help me out of impossible situations were amazing. She was one of the most intelligent woman I ever had the honor to knowing. Her books about HOA's were my bible. May her works live forever.

Betsy Stoeven

12 January 2018

All those who knew and cherished Donie celebrate her wonderful spirit, a dedicated, passionate and compassionate warrior. Donie had a big brain and an even bigger heart, graciously and selflessly sharing her incredible knowledge and comforting so many people. Her advocacy for HOA members was a vital public service and her weekly Association column never ceased to amaze, it was as if Donie was sitting with us at Board meetings, empowering and inspiring the many people's lives she touched. Donie's public service enlightened those involved in HOAs, but more importantly Donie was a devoted, loving daughter and sister who was always concerned with the well-being of family and friends and actively involved in making the world a better place. Donie will remain a powerful force, inspiration and blessing to all who knew her. My prayer is that Donie accomplished all she aspired to achieve. Prayers and deepest sympathy to her family and friends. The beautiful poems written by Alysia and Michael so eloquently captured Donie's spirit and we know Donie is gathering lilies in her garden. Rest in peace darling Donie!

11 January 2018

We met in Elementery school in Reseda. Remained friends till the 70's. I'm so sorry to hear of her passing. She is now in eternal peace and I will always remember her sweet smile. Melanie Mogalian Maseredjian

Carolyn

11 January 2018

Donie was wonderful, sincere, compassionate and genuine. Her help on HOA issues was invaluable. I'm so sorry that her life ended this way. I miss her, and will miss her always. Rest in peace dear friend.