Celebrity Obituaries

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William R. Krieger

October 9, 1916 - November 4, 2013

William Robert Krieger, the son of Arno and Hulda Krieger, passed away peacefully on November 4, 2013 at the age of 97. He was born on October 9, 1916 in Wisconsin and had been a 50 year resident of Palos Verdes, California. He had a passion for flight that started with barnstorming in his youth, which became a career in flight. He was in the Navy and flew in the South Pacific in WWII. He made a...
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Despina Mary Elias

October 3, 1923 - November 1, 2013

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our mother Despina Mary Elias on November 1, 2013. She was born October 3, 1923 in Los Angeles, California. Despina (Yiayia to all who knew her) was born to James and Vasiliki Tsarikos, Greek immigrants from the Island of Marmara. She attended Freemont High School in East Los Angeles. In June of 1942, at the age of 18, she married the love of...
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Betty E. Moore

November 15, 1918 - November 1, 2013

Betty Elizabeth Moore passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, November 1, 2013 in Palos Verdes Estates. Born November 15, 1918 in Cave Springs, Arkansas, Betty is survived by her husband of 74 years, Hyatt Elsworth Moore, and her five children and spouses, Hyatt Earl and Anne Moore, Steven and Karen Moore, Lynnel and Roger Lein, Sue and Mark Donaldson and Lori and Leonard Payton. She had 18...
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Micaela Lopez Hernandez

November 24, 1937 - October 31, 2013

Micaela Lopez Hernandez, the daughter of Jose and Maria Lopez, passed away peacefully on October 31, 2013 at the age of 75. She was born on November 24, 1937 in Durango, Mexico and had been a resident of Torrance, California. Micaela is survived by her loving daughter, Marielena (David) Recarte and granddaughters, Kimberly and Brittany. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 3...
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Delores O. Allen

September 30, 1953 - October 31, 2013

Delores O. Allen, the daughter of Horace and Nell Allen, passed away on October 31, 2013 at the age of 60. She was born on September 30, 1953 in Los Angeles, California and had been a life long resident of Redondo Beach. Delores is survived by her beloved son, Raymond Havili; mother, Nell Allen; brother, Bruce Allen and step sister, Elizabeth Walker.
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Robert Dafu Peng

February 23, 1942 - October 30, 2013

Robert Dafu Peng, the son of Yan and Mien Peng, passed away on October 30, 2013 at the age of 71. He was born on February 23, 1942 in Taiwan and had been a resident of Torrance, California. Robert is survived by his beloved wife, Fenisia; children, Stephen and Synderela; 1 grandson and siblings, Jun Ching Peng, Jun Jie Peng, Chong Di Peng, Chong Wen Peng, Long Fu Peng, Ching Ye Bun and Chun Ru...
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Sandra S. Felando

December 4, 1934 - October 29, 2013

The family is saddened to announce the passing of Sandy Felando on the evening of October 29th 2013 from pneumonia. Sandy was born December 4th 1934 in Fort Worth Texas, the first of four children to John Richard and Virginia Campbell Sanford. Sandy attended Redondo Union High School and Graduated from the University of Washington earning a bachelor's degree in Interior Design. Sandra worked in...
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Joyce Ann Champlin

June 6, 1933 - October 29, 2013

Joyce Ann Champlin, the daughter of Edward and Louise Kallem, passed away peacefully on October 29, 2013 at the age of 80. She was born on June 6, 1933 in Iowa City, Iowa and had been a long time resident of Torrance, Ca. Joyce is survived by her beloved husband, William Champlin; son, Brian (Colleen) Champlin; grandchildren, Heather and David Champlin and siblings, Elsie Minor, Dorothy Cripps...
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Doris Lilian Smith

June 30, 1919 - October 28, 2013

Doris Lilian Smith, the daughter of Frank and Annie Lee, passed away peacefully on October 28, 2013 at the age of 94. She was born on June 30, 1919 in Kelowna, Canada and had been a long time resident of San Pedro, California. Doris is survived by her loving children, Victoria (Peter) Botica, Robert Smith and William (Audrey) Smith and grandchildren, Haleigh, Colleen, Garran, Sydney, Noah, Sean...
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Dorothy M. Ladd

April 14, 1923 - October 26, 2013

Dorothy passed away on Saturday, October 26th 2013 in Torrance, CA. The family held a private Memorial Service on Monday, November 4th at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. A second generation native Californian, she was born in April 1923. Dorothy is survived by Earl, the love of her life and husband of 69 years; two daughters, Cheryl (Ken) and Robin (Rick); four...
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Angele Zaya

August 3, 1946 - October 24, 2013

Angele Zaya, the daughter of Yeprem and Louba Zaya, passed away on October 24, 2013 at the age of 67. She was born on August 3, 1946 in Tehran, Iran and had been a long time resident of San Pedro, California. Angele is survived by her beloved husband, Yeprem Babaian; children, Raymond Khooda, Renard Khooda and Rosalie Babaian and one grandchild. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 29,...
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Elisa Byrd

June 23, 1947 - October 23, 2013

Elisa Byrd, the daughter of Juan and Elsa Ortega, passed away on October 23, 2013 at the age of 66. She was born on June 23, 1947 in El Paso, Texas and had been a resident of Victorville, California. Elisa is survived by her beloved son, Dean (Diana) Sutherland; 2 grandchildren; brother, John Ortega and niece, Yvette. A Church Service will be held on Monday, November 4, 2013 at Mary Star of the...
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Ann Jeanette Lindley

February 21, 1925 - October 23, 2013

Ann Jeanette Lindley, a long-time South Bay resident, and more recently of Rancho Mirage, was called to her eternal home on October 23, 2013. She was 88 years old. Born in Eugene Oregon to Casper and Bethel Wood, Ann attended Northwestern Christian College in Minneapolis, Minnesota and then transferred to BIOLA College which was located at The Church of the Open Door in downtown L.A. She came...
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Herminia C. Pascua

June 19, 1934 - October 23, 2013

Herminia Cayaban Pascua, the daughter of Gereberto and Julianna Cayaban, passed away peacefully on October 23, 2013 at the age of 79. She was born on June 19, 1934 in the Philippines and had been a long time resident of Harbor City, California. Herminia is survived by her beloved husband, Jacob Pascua; children, Delrose (Mark) Hubbard, Linda (Dana) Aratani and Jennie (Paul) Speciale;...
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Joyce Elaine Marshall

January 11, 1926 - October 23, 2013

Joyce Elaine Marshall, the daughter of Michael and Katherine Dmytryk, passed away peacefully on October 23, 2013 at the age of 87. She was born on January 11, 1926 in Chester, Pennsylvania and had been a long time resident of Playa Del Rey, California. Joyce is survived by her son, Elwood Marshall and friend, Victoria Gutierrez. Interment will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 12pm at...
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Denys Ellis

March 23, 1950 - October 22, 2013

Denys Ellis was born in the Isle of Man in 1950. She was born to Pat and Doug Stuart; she is survived by husband Rick and her sister Tracy Crane. After high school she spent one year at El Camino College before being hired by United Airlines to become a flight attendant. She got married to Rick Ellis in June of 1971. Denys continued to fly for United for the next 33 years and traveled to many...
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Nancy Idris Alva

July 27, 1933 - October 21, 2013

Nancy Idris Alva, the daughter of Kenneth and Hazel Ring, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 21, 2013 at the age of 80. She was born on July 27, 1933 in Milton, Kansas and had been a long time resident of San Pedro, California. Nancy is survived by her beloved children, Dennis Alva, Christine Carranza, Michael Alva, Kenneth Alva and Angela Elmore. A memorial service will be...
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Robins Magsayo

November 27, 1931 - October 18, 2013

Robins Magsayo, 81- proud veteran, beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather and friend- passed away on October 18, 2013. Robins was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on November 27, 1931 and has been a long time resident of Carson, California. He served our country as a staff sergeant in the United States Army, serving in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Robins survives through...
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Dolores S. Lisica

February 16, 1932 - October 18, 2013

Dolores, the daughter of Frank and Jermina Ursich, was born February 16, 1932 in San Pedro, California and passed away peacefully on Friday, October 18, 2013 also in San Pedro, California. She was preceded in death by Christ Lisica, the love of her life and husband of 51 years, and two of her sons, Chris and Curt Lisica. Dolores is survived by her one son, Frank Lisica; four beautiful...
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Kelsey Faith Potts

March 15, 2000 - October 18, 2013

Kelsey Faith Potts of San Pedro left this world into the open embrace of the Lord on October 18, 2013. Kelsey was born March 15, 2000. An 8th grader at Dodson Magnet Program, Kelsey loved Jesus, her family, soccer and unicorns. In her short 13 years on this earth Kelsey touched many with her bright smile, warm heart and kind words. Kelsey is survived by her parents Troy and Jill Potts,...
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Fouad R.D. David, M.D.

August 22, 1934 - October 18, 2013

Beloved father, husband, grandfather, brother, and uncle, Fouad David, 79, passed away on October 18, 2013, at his home in Houston, Texas. Dr. David was born August 22, 1934, in Cairo, Egypt, to parents Warsia Boctor and Rashed Dawoud Moussa. He graduated from Cairo University College of Medicine Kasr El Aini in December 1959. He joined the Coptic Hospital in Cairo for 5 years of residency in...
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Elena Olita Selanova

August 14, 1949 - October 17, 2013

Elena Olita Selanova passed away on October 17, 2013 at the age of 64. She was born on August 14, 1949 in Long Beach, California and had been a long time resident of Los Angeles. Elena is survived by her loving mother, Juliana Selanova; brother, Edward Selanova and dear friends, Daniel Bond and Rom Damaso. Services are private.
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Tamotsu Fukuchi

October 10, 1924 - October 17, 2013

Tamotsu Fukuchi, the son of Gensu and Kamado Fukuchi, passed away peacefully on October 17, 2013 at the age of 89. He was born on October 10, 1924 in Hawaii and had been a long time resident of Torrance, California. Tamotsu is survived by his beloved children, Edwin, Eric (Annie), Alan (June), David and Lynn; 5 grandchildren and siblings, Teruko, Sumiko, Evelyn and Richard. Interment site service...
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Floyd R. Williams

April 10, 1930 - October 16, 2013

Floyd R. Williams (Bud) passed away October 16, 2013. Bud is survived by Marie his wife of 62 years, 3 daughters: Sharon (Michael) Roberts, Jerri (Henry) Leap and Sandra (Carl) Zimmerman; 8 grandchildren: Ethan (Lianna), Elisabeth, Sarah, Rebecca, David, Zachary, Lillian and Nathaniel; 4 great-grandchildren: Lindon, Alyse, Eli and Joseph; 2 brothers Don (Marlana) and Gary (Darlene), sister Pat...
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Betty Jean Hagar

July 10, 1928 - October 16, 2013

Betty Jean Hagar, daughter of Mary Ann and Oran Wilson, passed peacefully to the Lord at age 85 in her home on October 16, 2013. She was born in Duncan, Oklahoma on July 10, 1928 and grew up in Cushing, Oklahoma. In her early years, she worked at the Van De Kamp Bakery in Torrance and later years at the downtown Torrance Bakery. After marrying Dale Hagar in Alexandria, La in1945, they settled...
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Wilmer John Irvine, Jr.

February 24, 1931 - October 14, 2013

Wilmer John Irvine Jr., the son of Wilmer and Ethel Irvine Sr., passed away peacefully October 14, 2013 at the age of 82. He was born on February 24, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois and had been a long time resident of Long Beach, California. Wilmer is survived by his beloved children, William (Cheryl) Irvine, Kim Irvine, Robin (Chris) Crandall and Scott (Judene) Irvine.
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Joyce A. Nystrom

September 1, 1931 - October 14, 2013

Born September 1, 1931 in Los Angeles, the Rancho Palos Verdes resident passed away peacefully on October 14, 2013. She is survived by her loving son John (Sandy) Nystrom along with grandchildren and great grandchildren. A graveside farewell will be on Friday, October 25, 2013 at noon in Green Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a favorite charity.
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Joseph A. Morgan

March 1, 1921 - October 14, 2013

Joseph Anthony Morgan passed away peacefully at his home in Rancho Palos Verdes on October 14, 2013 at the age of 92 and 1/2. He was born March 1, 1921 to James and Mary Morgan in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was one of five children. Joe graduated from the Naval Academy in 1943 as the class of 1944 with an engineering degree and entered World War II by serving aboard the light cruiser USS...
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Paul T. Sahs

July 18, 1947 - October 13, 2013

In memory of Paul Terrill (Terry) Sahs who passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2013. We miss him dearly. Paul went to South High School and graduated in 1965. He worked in Aerospace with numerous companies as a Buyer. He also had many hobbies and loved music and dance. He wanted to travel after retirement. He is survived by his mother Jean and his brother Chuck. He was cremated and his...
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Beverly Ann Iacono

June 14, 1943 - October 12, 2013

Our beloved mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, cousin, and friend, Beverly Ann Heisterman Iacono, passed away Saturday October 12, 2013, in Woodland, CA. Beverly was born in San Pedro, CA, in 1943 to Ralph and Annie Heisterman. She graduated from San Pedro High School in 1961, married her high school sweetheart, Richard Iacono, in 1963, and raised their three children Joseph, Danielle, and Gina,...
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Bobby Joe Chandler

August 20, 1929 - October 10, 2013

Bobby Joe Chandler was a Sculptor as well as a Master Mold Maker, by trade, a true artist in many respects. Bobby married Vera, his high school sweetheart who passed away from us all, far too young. Although Bobby never remarried, he enjoyed travelling to the Sierra Nevadas to visit his daughter Mary Signor and son Robert. As grandchildren and great-grandchildren arrived, Bobby continued sharing...
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Malo Saufua

February 12, 1945 - October 10, 2013

Malo Saufua, the son of Saufua and Fatalupe Manumaleuna, passed away on October 10, 2013 at the age of 68. He was born on February 12, 1945 in American Samoa and had been a long time resident of Torrance, California. Malo is survived by his beloved wife, Linda; children, Suzanne and Chris and grandchildren, Taylor and Joseph. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 18, 2013 from 4 - 8pm at...
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Katherine Goldie Perkovic

May 18, 2013 - October 10, 2013

Katherine Goldie Perkovic, the daughter of Tony and Kate Devlahovich, passed away peacefully on October 10, 2013 at the age of 85. She was born on May 18, 1928 in San Pedro, California where she had been a life long resident. Goldie is survived by her loving son, Robert (Romina) Perkovic and grandchildren, Nathan and Sarah. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Mario Perkovic. A...
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Thomas Sepik

December 20, 1950 - October 8, 2013

Thomas Sepik, the son of Andrew and Dorothy Sepik, passed away on October 8, 2013 at the age of 62. He was born on December 20, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio and had been a resident of Cypress, California. Thomas is survived by his daughter, Wendy Duke and siblings, Laura Hacker, Sharon Bytheway and James Sepik. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 11, 2013 from 3 - 8pm at Green Hills Mortuary...
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Helen Robson

August 11, 1920 - October 8, 2013

Helen Earp Robson passed away October 8th, 2013 in Mission Viejo, Ca. Born August 11th, 1920 in River Falls, Wisconsin to Frank and Louise Kuschel, she was the youngest of six children. Helen moved to Los Angeles in the late 1940's where she met and married Ross Earp. She was one of the original employees at Bullocks Del Amo working there for many years, later becoming a volunteer in the gift...
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Joann Collins

December 1, 1943 - October 7, 2013

Joann Collins, the daughter of Jay and Elsie Collins, passed away on October 7, 2013 at the age of 69. She was born on December 1, 1943 in Louisiana and had been a long time resident of San Pedro, California. Joann is survived by her beloved children, Bridget (Victor) Andrews, Michael Jones, Keith Williams and Donald Doss; grandchildren, Jazmene Frazier and Khaliya Andrews and siblings, John...
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Elizabeth Schrade Coull

June 20, 1932 - October 7, 2013

Elizabeth Schrade Coull, the daughter of William and Florence Schrade, passed away peacefully on October 7, 2013 at the age of 81. She was born on June 20, 1932 in Saratoga Springs, New York and had been a long time resident of Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Elizabeth was survived by her loving friend, Maryann Wolfenden. Services are private.
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Susan Ann Herrington

May 25, 2013 - October 6, 2013

Susan Ann Herrington, the daughter of Henry and Lucille Hitchcock, passed away peacefully on October 6, 2013 at the age of 90. She was born on May 25, 1923 in Cambridge, New York and had been a long time resident of Palos Verdes Estates, California. Susan is survived by her beloved husband, Russel Herrington; children, Norman Lewis Herrington, Anne Lucille Herrington, and Lois Herrington Yamada;...
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Roosevelt Birl

March 11, 1925 - October 6, 2013

Roosevelt Birl, Sr. was born in Bowie, Texas on March 11, 1925 to Marshall Birl and LuLu Birl (who preceded him in death). Roosevelt accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age at New Town Baptist Church in Texarkana, Texas. Poppa (as he is lovingly referred to by his family) received his education in Texas and then moved to California in 1957 where he established residency. ...
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Susan Kendall

August 11, 1958 - October 6, 2013

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend Susan Kendall left this earth to be with the Lord on Sunday October 6th. Susan was a lifelong resident of the South Bay and attended Arlington Elementary School, North Torrance High Scholl (Class of '76) and El Camino College. Susan's battle with cancer started in June 2011 and ended with her last breathe on October 6th. Susan's...
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Lori Mc Elhaney

July 21, 1968 - October 5, 2013

Lori Mc Elhaney, the daughter of Cliff and Phyllis Mc Elhaney, passed away on October 5, 2013. She was born on July 21, 1968 in Davenport, Iowa and had been a long time resident of Lomita, California. Lori is survived by her mother, Phyllis; siblings, Julie, Lisa (Phil) and Jeff (Val) and 13 nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 3pm at Green Hills...
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John Robert Odom

June 4, 1929 - October 4, 2013

John Robert Odom, the son of Ralph and Hazel Odom, passed away peacefully on October 4, 2013 at the age of 84. Born on June 4, 1929 in Shreveport, Louisiana, he grew up during the depression years in the South and later moved with his family to Southern California. He attended Huntington Park High School where he played quarterback for the varsity football team. After graduating high school he...
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Anthony Camello

June 7, 1949 - October 4, 2013

Anthony Camello went home to be with the Lord, on Friday October 4th at the age of 64. He passed at home surrounded by family and loved ones after a valiant battle with cancer. Born June 7th, 1949, Anthony was a lifelong resident of San Pedro graduating from San Pedro High School in 1967 and working on the waterfront for over 30 years. He met the love of his life, Diane and they married on March...
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Virginia Leigh Fairbanks

May 10, 1920 - October 3, 2013

Virginia passed away peacefully on October 3rd. She was born in Los Angeles and moved to Palos Verdes Estates in 1954 where she lived out the rest of her life. She is survived by her loving family; sons, Richard Fairbanks and Dan Fairbanks, daughter, Debra Ashenfelter; grandchildren, Tom, Stephanie, Amy and Molly; great grandchildren, Mia, Reese, Carson, Emmerson, Isabella, Charlotte and Max....
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Mark Villanueva

August 9, 1979 - October 2, 2013

Our Beloved Son, Mark Anthony Villanueva, went home to be with His Lord on October 2, 2013. Born on August 9, 1979 Mark battled with Crohns Disease for many years, but he never lost his loving spirit. He is survived by his loving parents, Mark and Naomi; brothers, Christopher, Andrew and Timothy. Grandparents, Frank and Armida Villanueva; grandmother, Mary Moreno; godmother, Betty Rodriguez and...
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Joseph Bogdanovic

January 25, 1936 - September 30, 2013

Joseph Bogdanovic of Dana Point, CA died Monday, Sept. 30, at home, after a battle with cancer. Born in Croatia, in the town of Komiza on the island of Vis, January 25, 1936 to Petar and Bepina Bogdanovic. Emigrated to San Pedro, CA in 1939. Attended school in San Pedro, then continued at USC where he received Bachelor's and Master's degrees in engineering. A talented engineer, Joseph had a 31...
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Andrew Jackson Morton

June 6, 1937 - September 29, 2013

Jack was born in Ajo, AZ and attended The University of Arizona. He was an Electrical Engineer at TRW. With his love of animals he worked part-time at Wild Animal Park. He is survived by his wife, Pam; his son, Richard; daughters, Karen, Connie and Nancy; four grandchildren and his first wife, Betty-Jo. Also he was a wonderful step-father to Greg (deceased) and Scott Ayakatubby and will be...
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Elvira Helga Schneider

March 21, 1925 - September 28, 2013

Elvira Helga Schneider was born in Essen, Germany to Gustav and Thekla Borck. At the age of 8, she lost her father, and the family grew up in Langenndernbach, in the state of Hessen, Germany. Shortly after the war, Elvira married Heinrich Schneider; they had two children, Ilse (Persichina) and Claudia (Lockwood). The family immigrated to America. Heinrich came one year earlier then sent for his...
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Lih-Chuan Sheen

April 15, 1935 - September 28, 2013

Lih-Chuan Sheen, the son of Chi-Shi and Pu Sheen, passed away on September 28, 2013 at the age of 78. He was born on April 15, 1935 in Taiwan and had been a long time resident of Torrance, California. Lih-Chuan is survived by his beloved sons, Alan and James Sheen. Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 9 - 2pm at Green Hills Mortuary- Villetta Room. Service date is pending.
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Zenaida Gonzales

June 5, 1931 - September 28, 2013

Zenaida Gonzales, the daughter of Rafael and Catalina Ochoa, passed away peacefully on September 28, 2013 at the age of 82. She was born on June 5, 1931 in Carson, California and had been a life long resident of Wilmington. Zenaida is survived by her beloved husband, Richard Gonzales Sr.; children, Susie (Art) Savedra and Richard (Coreen) Gonzales Jr.; grandchildren, Sidney, Brandon, Ivy and Guy...
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Ana G. Aranda

November 17, 1924 - September 28, 2013

Ana G. Aranda, the daughter of Manuel and Ramona Paladino, passed away peacefully on September 28, 2013 at the age of 88. She was born on November 17, 1924 in Granada, Nicaragua and had been a long time resident of Carson, California. Ana is survived by her loving children, Luis (Lillian) Aranda Jr., Mary Jo Kelley, Cynthia (Mario) Ricci; grandchildren Ana Luisa Ricci, Michael Andrew Ricci, Luis...
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Carl Jay Stahnke

June 28, 1926 - September 27, 2013

Carl Stahnke, 87, passed away Friday, September 27, 2013 of natural causes at Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance, California. Carl was born in 1926 to Carl Julius and Grace (Goodwin) Stahnke in Ocean View, Virginia. The second of 3 children, Carl graduated from Newport Harbor High School in 1944. He married the love of his life, Kathryn Ann Snavely in 1945. During WW2, Carl...
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Frances Silva Contreras

November 20, 1915 - September 26, 2013

Frances, the daughter of Camillo and Lazara Contreras, was born November 20, 1915 in Durango, Mexico and passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 26, 2013 in Carson, California. She was preceded in death by Jesus, the love of her life and husband of 50 years. Frances is survived by 11 of her children, Arailia, Alice, Virginia, Carmen, Lorenzo, Jessica, Maggie, Frank, Margaret, Joe, Maria...
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Catherine Burich

April 3, 1926 - September 24, 2013

Catherine LaFontaine Burich, better known as "Kitty", past away at her home on September 24, 2013. She was born on April 3, 1926 to Burrel and Edith Payne, in Brawley California. Kitty came to San Pedro in the early 1940's where she had worked at the Globe Theatre, Shanghai Red, then was an operator for Magic Music, where she met and latter married her boss, co-owner, John Burich. She was...
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William G. Klein

January 21, 1927 - September 24, 2013

Bill went home to be with the Lord on 9/24/13. He was born 1/21/27 in Sacramento, California and lived there until 1975. He was promoted and transferred to Montreal, Quebec and lived there for four years. He moved to San Pedro, California in 1978 and retired in 1986 after 30 years with Carter-Hawley-Hale Corp. He married the love of his life, Shirley Scoble in 1949. They had 3 children Kathy...
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Torayo Makita

July 19, 1912 - September 24, 2013

Torayo Makita, the daughter of Torakichi and Natsu Watadani, passed away peacefully on September 24, 2013 at the age of 101. She was born on July 19, 1912 in Maui, Hawaii and had been a long time resident of Los Angeles, California. Torayo is survived by his loving children, Caroline (Frank) Young and Beatrice (Rupert) Yoshikawa; grandchildren, Greg, Lance, Eric and Michael and great...
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Janet Dolores Shour

April 13, 1929 - September 23, 2013

Born in Point Marion, Pennsylvania, on April 13, 1929, Janet Shour moved to Los Angeles in 1950 and settled in the Harbor Gateway. In 1963 she graduated from the Harbor College nursing program and worked at Torrance Memorial Hospital for 25 years until she retired in 1991. Since her retirement, she has been a very active volunteer in the Harbor Gateway community, the Police Advisory Board, LAPD...
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Gertrude Louise Hesse

September 6, 1925 - September 22, 2013

Trudy passed away at her home in Torrance CA, September 22, 2013. She was born in Wadena, MN, September 6, 1925. The beloved wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, aunt and dear friend to many, she is survived by her husband of 63 years, Maynard, daughter Kathleen (Perry Cockreham), son Mark (Vickie Loop), grandchildren Mitchell and Kaylie, and several nieces and nephews. Trudy was...
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Victoria Louise Hahn

February 3, 1947 - September 21, 2013

The angels called for Vickie to escort her to heaven on September 21, 2013. Beloved wife, daughter, sister, aunt, & friend. Vickie was a life-long resident of the San Pedro area. Born on February 3, 1947, is survived by husband Norman, mother Mary Kordich, sister Jessica Noble, brother Ken Kordich, nieces, nephews and many close friends. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Redondo Beach...
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Daniel A. Ontiveros, Jr.

June 7, 1975 - September 21, 2013

Daniel A. Ontiveros Jr. passed away unexpectedly on September 21, 2013 at the age of 38. He was born on June 7, 1975 in Lynwood, California and had been a long time resident of Lomita. Daniel leaves behind his beloved wife, Aimee; son, Ryan; siblings, Nani, Marcus, Dillon and Katie and parents, Daniel and Roberta. Services will be held on Thursday, October 3 from 6 - 8pm and Friday, October 4 at...
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John Z. Nishimura

June 14, 1925 - September 21, 2013

After spending the day with family and watching USC win, John Nishimura, 88, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2013. He was preceded by his loving wife Helen, brother George, and sisters Toshi Kanamine, Michi Murayama, and Sumiye Hirai. He is survived by his sister Yoshi Miyawaki; children Bob (Mary), Rod (Marion), and Lori; grandchildren grandchildren, Erin Morinaka, Brandon Morinaka,...
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Vera Margaret Gaudenti

June 24, 1925 - September 20, 2013

Vera Margaret Gaudenti passed away peacefully on September 20, 2013 at the age of 88. She was born on June 24, 1925 in Pennsylvania and had been a long time resident of Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Vera is survived by her loving sons, Alan (Yuni) and Robert (Christine); 4 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren and brother, Mel Mansuette.
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Lauren Winkler

May 2, 1974 - September 19, 2013

Lauren Winkler passed away on September 19, 2013. She was born on May 2, 1974 in Torrance, California and had been a resident of Newport Coast. Lauren is survived by her beloved sons, Matthew and Michael; father, Michael J. Winkler and siblings, Lisa K. Winkler and Jason M. Winkler. She is preceded in death by her mother, Sue Winkler. A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 14, 2013 at...
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Hatsuko S. Fujii

July 6, 1921 - September 19, 2013

Hatsuko Shibata Fujii, born July 6, 1921 in Garland, Utah, lived in Gardena, CA since 1950. Survived by sisters Yuki Sato and Kouko Shibata of Salt Lake City, UT; brother-in-laws Robert (Yuri) Fujii of Carpinteria, Dr. Tom (Chieko) Fujii of Japan, sister-in-law Lillian A. Fujii, and many nephews and nieces. Predeceased by husband George H. Fujii, brothers Joe, Harry, Saburo, George Shibata and...
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Eric Merle Fehrmann

November 30, 1968 - September 19, 2013

Forty four, of Palos Verdes, passed away on September 19th he was born on November 30th in Milwaukee Wisconsin. He was the much beloved son of Eric and Kathie Fehrmann of Port Angeles, Washington. He was a thirty two year resident of the south bay, a place he loved. He attended West Torrance High School, wrestled and played football for the Warriors. He went on to attend USC and obtained a...
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Thuong Van Ngo

July 8, 1930 - September 18, 2013

Thuong Van Ngo, the son of Hoach and Vang Ngo, passed away peacefully on September 18, 2013 at the age of 83. He was born on July 8, 1930 in Vietnam and had been a long time resident of Hawthorne, California. Thuong is survived by his loving wife, Kim Ngo and children, Khai, Khiet, Khoi, Thu, Thoa and Thu. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 20, 2013 from 9 - 8pm at Green Hills Mortuary...
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Jack Patrick Dillon

June 22, 1938 - September 17, 2013

Jack Dillon was 75 years old. Born June 22nd, 1938 and passed away September 17th, 2013. Born and raised in San Pedro and Wilmington, CA. Died peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Preceded in death by his father Jack, uncles: Frank, Bobby, Chickie, and Billy; aunts: Blanch, Edith, Juanita, and Violet. Survived by his wife Vera (Red) of 40 years, daughter Jaimie (John) Demonte, sons:...
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Aiko Nishijima

January 28, 1916 - September 17, 2013

Aiko Nishijima passed away peacefully on September 17, 2013 at the age of 97. Born on January 28, 1916 in Fukuoka, Japan, she was a long time resident of Gardena, California. Aiko was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Hiroshi. She is survived by her loving children, Judy Masaki, Ellen (Ernie) Terao, Arlene (Rick) Ikemoto, and Carol Nishijima; grandchildren Evan Masaki and Megan Ikemoto...
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Roland R. Huckelberry

January 18, 1924 - September 16, 2013

Roland R. "Huck" Huckelberry January 18, 1924 - September 16, 2013 Huck--husband, dad, grandpa, prankster, friend and church brother left us for his heavenly adventure and reunion with Betty, his wife of 43 years. One of nine siblings of Berthold and Clara Belle, his young life was spent in Centralia, Illinois. He worked in the fields, as a baker, on the railroad, as a carpenter and served in...
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Mary Looper

February 17, 1922 - September 15, 2013

Mary "Jane" Looper, the daughter of John and Nannie Wilson, passed away peacefully on September 15, 2013 at the age of 91 and had been a long time resident of Torrance, California. Jane is survived by her loving children, Tim Looper and Linda (Ken) Hovsepian; grandchildren, Jeff Hovsepian and Jason (Christy) Hovsepian; 2 great grandchildren and brother, John Wilson. She is preceded in death by...
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Blanca Lidia Quintanilla

June 9, 1930 - September 15, 2013

Blanca Lidia Quintanilla, the daughter of Rafael and Victoria Quintanilla, passed away peacefully on September 15, 2013 at the age of 83. She was born on June 9, 1930 in El Salvador and had been a long time resident of Harbor City, California. Blanca is survived by her niece, Delia (Andres) James. Services are private.
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Douglas A. Gemmell

December 15, 1943 - September 13, 2013

Douglas A. Gemmell passed away on Sept. 13, 2013. He is survied by his son David Gemmell, daughter Karen Flores, grandson Tyler Flores, brothers Wayne Gemmell, Bruce Gemmell. He will be dearly missed.
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Anthony Mlikotin

October 25, 1925 - September 13, 2013

In 1925, Ante Mlikotin, of Rancho Palos Verdes, was born in the present day city of Zagreb, in the Republic of Croatia, and passed away September 13, 2013, at the fine age of 87. Ante came to the United States in 1952, traveling across the Pacific Ocean to New York City by freighter. Like many immigrants who came before him, Ante came to the U.S. with little, and worked hard to achieve the...
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Diris June Kasko

June 20, 1936 - September 12, 2013

Diris June Kasko was granted her angel wings on September 12, 2013 in Torrance, California. June, the daughter of Jiles and Wilma "Billie" Rambo was born on June 20, 1936 in Blytheville, Arkansas. She moved to Torrance at the age of 6 where she resided for most of her life. June graduated from Torrance High School in 1953. She went on to attend El Camino College and Long Beach State University...
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Stephanie O'Hara Jones

August 24, 1983 - September 9, 2013

Stephanie O'Hara Jones, 30, of Torrance, CA was ushered in to the presence of our Lord and Savior on Sunday September 9, 2013 after losing a year-long battle with a rare form of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Stephanie was born August 24, 1983 in Torrance, CA and grew up in Rancho Palos Verdes. She graduated from South Bay Faith Academy of Redondo Beach in 2001 and went on to attend the Fashion...
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Gregory A. Lockett

August 9, 1952 - September 8, 2013

Gregory A. Lockett, the son of Melvin Lockett Sr. and Florence Lockett Brown, passed away peacefully on September 8, 2013 at the age of 61. He was born on August 9, 1952 in Torrance, California and had been a longtime resident of Vacaville, California. Gregory was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Lockett Sr.; brother, George L. Brown; and sister, Gail Brown. He is survived by his loving...
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Marjory Corley Jensen

April 30, 1936 - September 7, 2013

Marjory Corley Jensen, the daughter of Irl and Elizabeth Schoonover, passed away on September 7, 2013 at the age of 77. She was born on April 30, 1936 in Elkins, West Virginia and had been a long time resident of Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Marjory is survived by her beloved son, Eric Jensen. Services are private.
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Katsumi Ryono

November 20, 1924 - September 7, 2013

Katsumi Ryono, the son of Chiyomatsu and Toyono Ryono, passed away peacefully on September 7, 2013 at the age of 88. He was born on November 20, 1924 in San Pedro, California and had been a long time resident of Torrance. Katsumi is survived by his children, Steven (Chris) Ryono and Stacy (Lawrence D.D.S.) Hashimoto; grandchildren, Shannon (Tyler) Healey and Mitchell Hashimoto and siblings,...
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Jacqueline A. Johnson

June 29, 1946 - September 6, 2013

On June 29, 1946 in Columbus, Georgia, an angel was born in the humble abode of her grandmother Eloise Greenleaf. She was the second child of Clarence and Ella Allen, and they named her Jacqueline Aliece. She was called Jackie. Jackie was one of four children, whose bond would remain strong throughout her life. She was their easiest child, Clarence and Ella said—quiet, easy-going,...
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Nicolaniello Buono

May 13, 1933 - September 6, 2013

Nicolaniello Buono, the son of Francesco and Teresa Buono, passed away at home peacefully in his sleep after enjoying a fantastic meal with his family on September 6, 2013 at the age of 80. He was born on May 13, 1933 in Ischia, Italy and had been a long time resident of San Pedro, California. He was the founder of Buono Pizzeria Restaurants in San Pedro and Long Beach. Nicolaniello is survived...
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Elaine Catherine Ohlund

January 16, 1930 - September 5, 2013

Elaine C. Ohlund, of Torrance, passed away on September 5, 2013, at the age of 83. Elaine was born in Castle Dale, Utah on January 16, 1930 to Niels and Eulalia Nielsen. She was the third youngest of 14 children. Elaine spent her early childhood in Utah and then moved to Los Angeles, CA in 1938. Elaine graduated from Venice High School in 1948. She was quite athletic and as a typical California...
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Donald Yoshio Goto

January 3, 1954 - September 3, 2013

Donald Yoshio Goto passed away on September 3, 2013 at the age of 59. He was born on January 3, 1954 in Inglewood, California and had been a long time resident of Gardena. Donald is survived by his mother, Rei Goto. Services is private.
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Michael A. Merritt

July 16, 1949 - September 1, 2013

Michael, the son of Robert and Elsie Merritt, was born July 16, 1949 Atlanta, Georgia and passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 1, 2013 in Los Angeles, California with his family by his side. Michael is survived by Eileen, the love of his life and wife of 38 years; two beautiful daughters, Kimberly and husband, Robert Spencer and Michelle Merritt; his father; two brothers, Glen Merritt...
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Cathy Lynne Stancliffe

November 6, 1951 - September 1, 2013

Cathy Lynne Stancliffe has passed away at the age of 61 after a battle with cancer. She has joined her mother and father in heaven on September 1, 2013. She leaves behind her sister Claudia and brother-in-law Sam Farr and their children. She also leaves behind loving extended family members and the most loving and devoted friends, caregivers, colleagues and clients. Cathy was a loving and caring...
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Janis L. Blewett

October 29, 1923 - August 31, 2013

Janis L. Blewett, the daughter of Harold and Jane Janes, passed away peacefully on August 31, 2013 at the age of 89. She was born on October 29, 1923 in Los Angeles, California and been a life long resident of Rancho Palos Verdes. Janis is survived by her beloved children, Seana Campos, Sally Everlove, Susie Goppert and Patrick Blewett. An interment site service will be held on Friday, October 18...
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Deloris P. Graham

September 5, 1922 - August 31, 2013

Deloris P. Graham, the daughter of Charles and Julia Pletz, passed away peacefully on August 31, 2013 at the age of 90. She was born on September 5, 1922 in Minnesota and had been a long time resident of Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Deloris is survived by her son, Patrick (Amy) Graham; 2 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren and sister Emily Drahota. She is preceded in death by her daughter,...
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Steve Hermosisima

February 25, 1932 - August 31, 2013

Esteban Campos Hermosisima was born on February 25, 1932 in the City of Cebu, Republic of the Philippines to Regino G. Hermosisima and Domitila L. Campos from Sibonga. He was admitted to the Philippine Bar on May 9, 1959. He was known as Steve Hermosisima after becoming a U.S. Citizen. Beloved husband of Celerina, and father to Grace, Lloyd, Elaine, Victoria and Christine. He was "Papa" to his...
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Julia S. Castor

February 6, 1931 - August 29, 2013

Julia S. Castor, the daughter of Ernesto and Julia Sierra, passed away peacefully on August 29, 2013 at the age of 82. She was born on February 6, 1931 in Los Angeles, California and had been a life long resident of Harbor City. Julia is survived by her beloved husband, Robert Castor; children, Laura Villegas, Harold (Alice) Pilgrim, Teresa Abbott and Brian Castor; 10 grandchildren; 12 great...
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Stanley Ogata

September 14, 1921 - August 28, 2013

Stanley Ogata, the son of Seisuki and Kiyo Ogata, passed away peacefully on August 28, 2013 at the age of 91. He was born on September 14, 1921 in Waiakoa, Maui and had been a long time resident of Gardena, California. Stanley is survived by his loving wife, Chiyo Ogata; children, Steven (Shirley) Ogata, Douglas (Pam) Ogata, Nancy (Thomas Hoffa) Ogata, Gregory (Caroline) Ogata, Christine (John...
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Mary Lorraine Falls

September 30, 1927 - August 28, 2013

Mary L. Falls passed away August 28, 2013 at the age of 85. She was born September 30, 1927, and had been a lifetime resident of San Pedro. Mrs. Falls was preceded in death by her husband Melvin in 1994. She is survived by her daughters Kathy(Richard)Coffelt, Laurie(Robert)Vanderhoof, Lin(John)Haenny, Janet(Edward)Armellino, 11 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, brother John Ruby. Graveside...
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Helen Ann McClung

September 1, 1923 - August 27, 2013

Helen Ann (Trani) McClung passed away peacefully at home on August 27 at age 89. A life-long resident of San Pedro, Helen was born on September 1, 1923 to Caterina and Francesco Trani. Helen was preceded in death by her two sisters and four brothers; Phyllis (DiMeglio), Louise (Rose), Nick, Lou, Tony, and Jimmy Trani. As the last surviving child of her generation, she enjoyed retelling the 'Trani...
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George M. Cambon

February 20, 1922 - August 27, 2013

George M. Cambon, 91, peacefully passed away August 27, 2013 with his family by his side. He was born in Blythe, CA the youngest of 10 children. Grew up in Los Angeles, attended University High School and married his high school sweetheart Ruth Peacock. After graduating from UCLA in 1943, they moved to Torrance, CA where he was employed as an Industrial Engineer at U.S. Steel Iron Works Torrance...
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Juanita C. Salcedo

January 27, 1925 - August 27, 2013

Juanita Salcedo, the daughter of Jose and Concepcion Salcedo, passed away peacefully on August 27, 2013 at the age of 88. She was born on January 27, 1925 in Puerto Rico and had been a resident of Rialto, California. Juanita is survived by her loving children, Rosa Santiago, Vivian Sanchez, Rafael Perez Sr., Evelyn Viveros, Maria Perez, Jose Antonio Perez, Felix Perez, Auturo Perez Jr. and Pedro...
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Benjamin F. McKee

October 1, 1934 - August 26, 2013

Ben, the son of William and Allie McKee, was born October 1, 1934 in Bay Minette, Alabama and passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, August 26, 2013 in Long Beach, California. He is survived by Carolyn, the love of his life and wife of 49 years, and their children Regina, Merilyn and Erik; two grandchildren, Chant'e and Taylor, his great-granddaughter, Meah; another...
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Walter Oren Lindley

March 19, 1921 - August 25, 2013

Walter Lindley, a long-time South Bay resident and more recently of Rancho Mirage, California, went to be with the Lord on August 25, 2013 at the age of 92. Born in Beardstown, Illinois on March 19, 1921 to Oren and Mary Lindley, Walter moved with his family to Redondo Beach in 1930. He attended Redondo Union High School, graduating with the class of 1939 and served in the Air Force, being...
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Martha Orsillo

November 15, 1939 - August 25, 2013

Martha Orsillo, the daughter of Nicolas and Maria Pezzino, passed away on August 25, 2013 at the age of 73. She was born on November 15, 1939 in Rosario, Argentina and had been a long time resident of Lomita, California. Martha is survived by her beloved husband, Jose Orsillo; children, Claudia (David) Sexton and Joseph (Michelle) Orsillo; grandchildren, David and Cadie and siblings, Esther...
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Geraldine Gimbrone

April 28, 1919 - August 24, 2013

Geraldine Gimbrone, the daughter of Henry and Marjorie Hahn, passed away peacefully on August 24, 2013 at the age of 94. She was born on April 28, 1919 in Buffalo, New York and had been a long time resident of Torrance, California. Geraldine is survived by her loving daughters, Nancy and Marcia Gimbrone and sister, Miriam Hahn. An interment site service will be held on Friday, September 6, 2013...
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Margaret Keane Heth

April 15, 1922 - August 24, 2013

Margaret (Peggy) Heth passed away peacefully, surrounded by three generations of family members, on August 24, 2013. Peggy was born in Fall River, Massachusetts on April 15, 1922, the fourth of six children in a first generation Irish immigrant family. They moved to Hartford, Connecticut, where she met, fell in love with, and married Chester (Chet) Heth on November 15, 1947. Peggy and Chet...
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Esther Espinoza

November 17, 1927 - August 23, 2013

Esther Espinoza, the daughter of Fernando and Maria Munoz, passed away peacefully on August 23, 2013 at the age of 85. She was born on November 17, 1927 in Los Angeles, California and had been a long time resident of San Pedro. Esther is survived by her loving children, Evon Montague and Ermalinda Espinoza; 7 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren and siblings, Alice...
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Shirley Ann Helm

January 11, 1934 - August 23, 2013

Shirley Ann Helm, the daughter of Jay and Phyllis Caldwell, passed away on August 23, 2013 at the age of 79. She was born on January 11, 1934 in Erie, PA and had been a long time resident of Long Beach, CA. Shirley is survived by her beloved husband, Stanley Helm; children, Steven Helm, Terri Winquist, John (April) Helm and Brian (Sindi) Helm; 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. A memorial...
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