Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - July 30, 2010


Peg A. Lofland

Pleasanton resident Peg A. Lofland died July 25 at the age of 85 with her three children visiting her on her final day.

She was born Feb. 27, 1925, in Brooklyn N.Y. As a young adult she traveled to Hawaii where she was a "Rosie the Riveter" working on airplanes. She met her husband Johnson (Bud) James Lofland V, a survivor of the Pearl Harbor Attack, and they were married in Hawaii in 1945; she was widowed in 1996.

Mrs. Lofland loved the ocean, and the family spent many days at Hermosa and Oxnard Beaches in Southern California. She was very health conscious, a pioneer in organic foods, and started her own Food Co-op in the 1960s. A respected former dancer and choreographer, she taught Belly Dance in the community and on television. She also believed in Spiritual Healing and self understanding, and instructed and consulted groups of people. She and Bud also enjoyed following their daughter Dana at LPGA tournaments around the country.

She is survived by her three children, Dana Dormann (John) and Blaise Lofland (Amy) of Pleasanton, and Wendy Lofland (Geoff Dann) of Venture; seven grandchildren; and sister Jeanne Igneri and her family of Atlantic Beach, N.Y. Services are being held for the immediate family. Donations may be made to a favorite charity.

Timothy Robert Lundell

Timothy Robert Lundell died peacefully July 24 at the age of 58 after living and working with tonsil cancer for two-and-a-half years.

He was born Feb. 16, 1952, in Detroit, Mich., to James and Viola Lundell, and spent his childhood and early married life in the area. In 1974 he completed his bachelor of science degree at Kettering University (formally General Motors Institute) and in 1980 received his master of business administration from the University of Michigan. After careers in both the motor vehicle and computer technology industries, he founded two separate companies; his last, DataLab, provides chemical and mechanical analysis.

At the age of 19, he met his wife, Jeanie, to whom he was married for 38 years, on July 28. In 1985 he moved to Pleasanton with his two children, Gregory and Melinda, where he remained the rest of his years. Through the course of his life he enjoyed skiing, fly fishing, wood working and bow hunting, always involving anyone who showed even a slight interest.

Mr. Lundell is survived by his mother, Viola; siblings Paul, Mark and Esther; wife Jean; children Gregory (Anjanette) and Melinda; and two grandchildren. Family and friends are welcome to celebrate his life at 2 p.m. Aug. 1 at Valley Community Church; 4455 Del Valle Parkway, Pleasanton. Donations may be made to Mission Aviation Fellowship (


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