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PPA Today: In Memory: March 2011 Archives

In Memory: March 2011 Archives

dougjirsa.jpgDouglas Jirsa, 62, passed away March 22 in Cherry Valley, Calif. A proud father of two, grandfather of two, and a professional photographer for more than 30 years, he and his wife Donna owned Lasting Impressions, a portrait studio in Redlands. Very active in the industry, Doug was a past president of the Inland Empire Professional Photographers and Videographers and a member of PPA, Professional Photographers of Orange County and Professional Photographers of California (where he was awarded the Service Medallion). Doug was also a strong believer in professional education for photographers, and he was generous with his time and knowledge in many forms of outreach to others in this profession. Our hearts go out to his friends, family and the many lives he has touched.

The memorial service will be held March 31, 2011, at Emmerson-Bartlett Memorial Chapel in Redlands. Viewing will be at 12:30pm, and the service will begin at 1:00pm. A "Celebration of Life" gathering will be held at the Elks Lodge in Redlands.

Doug's obituary can be seen at If you have a favorite memory of Doug, please share it with his family through the Guest Book provided at this link.
brandy_rosenberger.jpgBrandy Rose Rosenberger, 32, of Pennsylvania, passed away unexpectedly on March 10, 2011. She and her loving husband Andrew celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary in December.

A PPA member, Brandy owned and operated All That Glitters Photography in Souderton, Pa. She enjoyed taking wedding and family images, especially baby portraits. "Brandy had been in business a mere five years and had accomplished so much," says friend and fellow PPA member Jeanine Rebeck. "Her many clients will always treasure the wonderful memories she has preserved for them."

In addition to photography, she enjoyed gardening, cooking and, especially, time with her children: three-year-old Evelyn Mary Rosenberger and one-year-old Naomi Claire Rosenberger.

"Brandy was an exceptional photographer who was dedicated to her craft...but even more so to her family," adds Rebeck. "She will live on in her children and in the art she created. She was greatly loved and will be greatly missed."

Memorial services will be held Thursday, March 17, at 3:00pm in the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church. Family will receive friends from 1:00pm to 2:30pm prior to the service. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Sadler-Suess Funeral Home, Telford, Pa. (


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