To the right is a painting by Bob Bressler of his son Larry Bressler
PASADENA >> Family and friends gathered Sunday to grieve and recall the legacies and influence of prominent Pasadena chef Larry Bressler and his wife, Denise, who were slain in their apartment two weeks ago.
Their commitment and dedication to their work and community service will live on at the Chefs Center of California in Pasadena, where Larry Bressler served as general manager; at Le Cordon Bleu culinary school, where the chef taught for the past 11 years; and throughout Pasadena, where both he and his wife were active community members, loved ones said during the memorial at the Chefs Center.
At the Chefs Center
, Larry Bressler
helped fledgling businesses get their dreams off the ground, said those who rented space in the commercial kitchen complex.
At Le Cordon Bleu, he
passion for cooking on the next generation of chefs, according to his
At the time of his calling, I can share with you that Larry
was one of the most courageous men that I have ever had the privilege of knowing, Sanchez said.
It was Larry Bressler
who called 9-1-1 to report he
wife had been stabbed, providing important information that led to the capture of their alleged killer.
wounds, Larry wasnt concerned about his
was concerned about his wife, Sanchez said.
Information provided by Larry Bressler
helped police arrest the suspect, Jacob Mallory Bersson, 29, about a block away from the Bresslers Madison Avenue apartment.