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Thursday, September 16, 2021
JEANETTE MARIE O'DONNELL
Jeanette Marie O'DonnellNovember 27, 1937 – September 7, 2021Jeanette Marie (Lavoie) O'Donnell passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 having battled cancer.Born on November 27th, 1937 to Earl and Lorraine Lavoie in Los Angeles, CA, she attended Leuzinger... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Sep. 16, 2021.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
SUE LEONARD ALLARD
Sue Leonard Allard, 74, of Carlsbad (formerly Manhattan Beach), CA, passed away on August 27 at Scripps Memorial Hospital (Encinitas).She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Gladys Leonard, her brother John Leonard, her Husband Tom Allard (of 47 years), and is survived... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Sep. 14, 2021.
Thursday, August 5, 2021
PATRICIA DOROTHY CARDONE
Patricia Dorothy CardoneJuly 15, 1936 - July 28, 2021On July 28, 2021, Patricia Dorothy Cardone, loving mother of two children and grandmother of five, went home to be with the Lord at the age of 85.Pat was born on July 15, 1936 in Hartford, Connecticut, the middle child to John and... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Aug. 5, 2021.
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Donald Bouchez
DONALD BOUCHEZDonald Bouchez lived his life with quiet confidence and a style that was his alone. Don embodied the original MB lifestyle: walking every inch of this city, riding his bike to body surf and spending time with his buddies on 14th Street. Don was a gifted artist and... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Aug. 3, 2021.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
JOHN HENRY ATKINSON "BIG JOHN"
John Henry Atkinson, "Big John" September 7, 1944-July 11, 2021On July 11, surrounded by his wife, son, and daughter, John Henry Atkinson, passed away after a battle with cancer. He was seventy-six years old. John was a native Angeleno. He grew up in Palms and he went to nearby... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Jul. 27, 2021.
JEANINE SHAMALY
Jeanine Shamaly1942-2021Jeanine Louise Shamaly passed away on June 26, 2021. Gratefully, her devoted husband Norm, of 53 years, was at her side when she passed at the age of 78. She is survived by her sons Steven and Jason Shamaly, her five grandchildren Ryan, Megan, Jacob, Sienna... Read More
Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions- Rice Center
Published in The Beach Reporter on Jul. 27, 2021.
Thursday, July 22, 2021
SHARON JAYNE COMSTOCK (STEVER)
Sharon Jayne Comstock (Stever)12/3/1937 – 7/11/2021Sharon was a life-long resident of Manhattan Beach, CA and proudly graduated from Mira Costa High School with the Class of 1956 (the first 4 year graduating class for MCHS). She was a free-spirited bohemian hippy of the sixties and... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Jul. 22, 2021.
JEFFERY RODERICK WOODS
Jeffery Roderick Woods was born April 25, 1971 to parents Paul Roderick and Jennifer Turpin Woods in Huntington Beach, California. Jeff passed away July 3, 2021 near his residence in Hermosa Beach, California.He graduated from Huntington Beach High School in 1989 and was active in... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Jul. 22, 2021.
Friday, July 16, 2021
Lynda Flory (Newkirk)
Lynda Newkirk FloryJuly 30, 1940 – January 24, 2021Lynda Newkirk Flory passed away January 24, of a heart attack at her home in Manhattan Beach where she lived for 40 years, she was 80.Lynda was born in Inglewood, California to Harold Newkirk and May Hudspeth and has a younger sister... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Jul. 16, 2021.
Jeremiah Noble "Jerry" Hankins
JEREMIAH "JERRY" NOBLE HANKINS Jeremiah "Jerry" Noble Hankins passed away on June 7, 2021, in his hometown of Manhattan Beach, California. Jerry was a quiet, laid back, gentleman who loved the outdoors and surfed almost every morning. Jerry lived in Manhattan Beach his entire life... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Jul. 16, 2021.
Thursday, June 24, 2021
John Fortier
JOHN FORTIERBeloved husband, father, and lifelong educator, John Fortier died in his Redondo Beach home at age 87 on Sunday, May 16, surrounded by family.A fifty year resident of Redondo Beach, John was born September 18, 1933, in Pacific Grove, CA and grew up in Carmel, where his... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Jun. 24, 2021.
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
CHARLES (CHUCK) ELKIND
Charles (Chuck) ElkindMay 5, 1923 - June 2, 2021Charles Elkind, 98, passed away June 2, 2021 after a ten-year struggle with Parkinson's. A lover of family time, jazz, word puzzles and theater, Chuck was born and raised on McAllister Street in San Francisco, CA. He graduated from Lowell... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Jun. 22, 2021.
DONNA MOODY
Donna MoodyOn New Year's Day, Donna Moody, age 86, after a brief battle with cancer, passed away peacefully at home with her family surrounding her. Donna grew up in Redondo Beach, graduating from Redondo Union High School and attending UCLA after a scholarship from local philanthropy... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Jun. 22, 2021.
Sunday, June 20, 2021
LILLIE FRANCES LANO
Lillie Frances (Carey) Lanoaka Frances PartridgeExceptionally beautiful, exceptionally bright, and an extremely hard worker, Frances was born to George and Jessie Carey on February 26, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan. When Frances was 6 months old, the family moved to rural Ohio. After... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Jun. 20, 2021.
STEPHEN S TROEGER
PLEASE JOIN US IN THE CELEBRATION OF LIFEFOR STEPHEN S TROEGERonSUNDAY, JUNE 27TH PADDLE OUT AT TORRANCE BEACH BEGINNING AT 10:00am (please be early for parking at Torrance Beach Parking Lot)Please look for our set-up. Beverages & Baked goods will be served.We know it has taken... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Jun. 20, 2021.
Saturday, June 19, 2021
KATHLEEN JOANNE PANOVICH PETERSON
Kathleen PetersonKathleen Joanne Panovich Peterson passed away at the age of 69 on May 14, 2021. Kathleen was born to Joanne and Mickey Panovich; her mother was a beloved City of Torrance librarian and her father a celebrated coach and teacher at Gardena High School. Growing up in... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Jun. 19, 2021.
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Julie Ann Meidroth
JULIE ANN MEIDROTH (MESSINGER)August 23, 1943 – June 1, 2021 Julie was the much-loved mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend to many. Born in Mobridge, South Dakota, Julie was the eldest of three children born to Oliver and Frances Messinger. Her family moved to Manhattan Beach... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Jun. 10, 2021.
Julie Meidroth
We are truly saddened by the passing of our dear friend Julie MeidrothSo many lovely evenings at your house...You were always the gracious hostess whether it was Book Club soirees, Holiday get-togethers, or Karynne's baby shower. We will not forget those evenings. But most of all... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Jun. 10, 2021.
Thursday, June 3, 2021
PATRICIA MARY ANDERSON
Patricia Mary AndersonNovember 16, 1941 – August 24, 2020"Trish" was beloved by All. Loving Wife, Sister, Mom, Aunt, Daughter and the best Friend anyone could ever have. After a long 2 years of battling ALS, with her dear Husband by her side, Patrick Haynes, she succumbed to the... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Jun. 3, 2021.
ROBERT MICHAEL CURRAN
Robert Michael Curran(1982-2021)Robert Curran passed away on April 18, 2021 in Novato, California. Rob grew up in Manhattan Beach, graduating from Pacific School, Manhattan Beach Intermediate, and Loyola High School. He played the usual youth sports – soccer, basketball, and baseball... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Jun. 3, 2021.
ROBERT E. FRANCIS
Robert E. Francis March 22, 1948 - May 16, 2021 Bob Francis was born on March 22, 1948 in Alhambra, CA. He passed away on May 16, 2021 after a short illness at the age of 73. Growing up as the youngest of three boys in Alhambra, he graduated from St. Theresa Grammar School and San... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Jun. 3, 2021.
STEVE ERWIN WILSON
Celebrating THE LIFE OF STEVEN ERWIN WILSONMAY 12, 1944 - MAY 14, 2021 Steven Erwin Wilson was born at Torrance Memorial to Irvine Erwin Wilson and Darlene Gaye Enfield. He attended South High School and UCLA. He married Cynthia Maria Talalay in 1970. Shortly after they moved to Manhattan... Read More
Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions- Rice Center
Published in The Beach Reporter on Jun. 3, 2021.
Saturday, May 22, 2021
Ernestine Higgins Dodd
Ernestine Higgins DoddNovember 29, 1928 ~ August 30, 2020Ernestine, affectionately known to family and friends as "Ernie", passed away peacefully at Torrance Memorial Hospital due to multiple medical complications.Ernie was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Ellen Jane Higgins... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on May 22, 2021.
Charles Edward Judge
Mr. Charles Edward JudgeJune 7, 1961 - April 3, 2021El Segundo, California | Age 59Loving Husband and FatherThe only advantage of being diagnosed with Stage III brain cancer in May 2012 was it gave me a sense of urgency to live my best life with whatever time I had remaining. And... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on May 22, 2021.
Renee Stueber Webb
In Loving Memory ofRenée Stueber WebbMay 20, 1946 - October 29, 2019Renée Webb passed suddenly, but peacefully, at her home in Manhattan Beach. She was preceded in death by her parents, Delmar and Winifred (Hampton) Steuber of Westchester, California. Renée was born in Santa Monica... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on May 22, 2021.
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Margie Cleary
Margie Cleary Margie Cleary, a Manhattan Beach resident for over 60 years, passed away April 5, 2021 at the age of 87 after a short illness. Born Marjorie Hopper on Sept. 24, 1933 in San Diego, California, to Duane Hopper a Cadillac salesman and Ruth Hopper a newspaper columnist... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on May 12, 2021.
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Karen Ann Tayloe
Karen Ann Taylor1943-2021Karen Ann Taylor passed away on Tuesday April 27, 2021 at the age of 77. Her final days were spent with family members, some of whom traveled far to express their love of and appreciation for her. Her last years were spent at the caring and loving senior... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on May 6, 2021.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
DAVID S. WADDELL
David S. Waddell1939 – 2021 David Stephen Waddell passed away March 15 shortly after being diagnosed with small cell lung cancer. He was 81 years old. He follows his beloved wife of 58 years, Mary Lu, who passed just seven weeks before him. David truly embodied a life well-lived.... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Apr. 27, 2021.
Monday, April 19, 2021
Tyler Hollingworth
William ("Holly") Right Hollingsworth, Jr. William ("Holly") Right Hollingsworth, Jr. passed away at home on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. He was 93. Although his family will miss him dearly, we take comfort knowing that he is now reunited with his wife of 68 years, Jo. Holly, along... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Apr. 19, 2021.
Thursday, April 8, 2021
RICHARD THOMAS MIRABITO
Richard Thomas Mirabito, "Rick" husband, father of two, and friend, passed away March 25th, 2021 after a long fight with cancer at age 60.Rick met Lynne the love of his life. Inseparable, they shared 11 beautiful years, deeply connected to God. Rick grew up in Manhattan Beach, enjoying... Read More
McNerney's Mortuary - San Pedro
Published in The Beach Reporter on Apr. 8, 2021.
Thursday, April 1, 2021
ROBLEY EVANS GEORGE
Robley Evans GeorgeSeptember 28, 1931 – January 28, 2021 Once there was an economist, engineer, author, scribbler, songwriter, poet, Hoosier, Californian, jazz fan, curmudgeon, comedian, sailor, runner, bicyclist, swimmer, body surfer, rower, triathlete, race organizer... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Apr. 1, 2021.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
M. A. DURRIN
M. A. Durrin12/6/1920-3/12/2021Born in Long Beach, raised five children, and died quietly at home in Manhattan Beach. Survived by Mary, John, Kim, Jim, Jordan Funk, four grandsons and three great-grandsons. She did dressmaking and alterations for many people over the years. Taught... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Mar. 23, 2021.
Saturday, March 20, 2021
ROBERT L. PETERSON
Robert L. PetersonApril 9, 1921 – March 5, 2021 Robert (Bob) LaMar Peterson was born in Los Angeles, California on April 9, 1921 to Giselle and Edgar Peterson. He peacefully passed away at his daughter's Redondo Beach home on March 5, 2021, 34 days before his 100th birthday,... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Mar. 20, 2021.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
JOHN WILLIAM BURNETT
JOHN WILLIAM BURNETTJune 1, 1933-February 17, 2021John Burnett, long time Hermosa Beach resident. He was a graduate of Indiana with a degree in Engineering. He spent his career working in the Aerospace industry in Southern California. He retired from TRW. John was an avid sportsman... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Mar. 18, 2021.
ROBERT GEORGE GUSS
Robert George Guss November 19, 1926 – February 24, 2021Robert George Guss (Bob) passed away peacefully on February 24th 2021 at Torrance Memorial Hospital from complications of pneumonia. He was 94 years of age. The youngest of ten children born November 19, 1926 in Irwin, IA to... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Mar. 18, 2021.
JOHN PATRICK KELLY
John Patrick Kelly5/1/41 - 2/3/21John, Johnny, Kellogg, Papa, Brother John, Uncle Johnny as he is known to those of us lucky enough to have shared his world with him, was a lifelong resident of the South Bay, growing up in Redondo Beach with his six older siblings, attending Mira... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Mar. 18, 2021.
BRADLEY PEIRCE
Bradley Peirce ("BP") passed away suddenly on March 10, 2021 at the age of 61. Brad was born on December 8, 1959 in Lynwood, CA. His family settled into Manhattan Beach, CA and he attended Ladera Elementary School, Center Junior High School and graduated from Aviation High School... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Mar. 18, 2021.
Saturday, March 6, 2021
MARY ANN EVANS
Mary Ann Evans (1929-2021) On February 23, 2021, at the age of 91, Mary Ann passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was born in Chicago on her father's birthday, December 11, 1929, and was the only child of Ann and Art Tesmer. Raised in Chicago, she attended Notre... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Mar. 6, 2021.
Thursday, March 4, 2021
EDWIN RANDALL "RANDY" JOHNSON
RANDY JOHNSON July 6, 1940 – February 9, 2021Edwin Randall "Randy" Johnson passed away peacefully at his home on February 9, 2021 at the age of 80. Randy was born on July 6, 1940 in Brady, Texas. His family relocated to Los Angeles in 1950. Randy attended El Segundo High School, which... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Mar. 4, 2021.
Saturday, February 27, 2021
ROBERT JOHN DEMSHKI, SR.
Robert John Demshki Sr. Robert John Demshki Sr. (Bob) was born in Denver, Colorado 90 years ago. He attended Regis Catholic High School and Regis Catholic College for Men. He also attended Colorado University.After he completed his military service in the Korean War, he married... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Feb. 27, 2021.
JEFFREY RICHARD PLOUGH
Jeffrey Richard Plough Beloved long time Manhattan Beach resident, Jeffrey R. Plough, passed peacefully with loving family by his side on January 13th, 2021. Jeff was the son of Harry and Eleanor Plough and was born on February 26th, 1939. He and his sister, Nancy, enjoyed their happy... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Feb. 27, 2021.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
ANGELIKA MARGARETA GRAU
Angelika Margareta Grau (Angie) was born December 16, 1927 in Fulda, Germany. She was a woman of strong Catholic faith. She loved all animals and they had an amazing attraction to her. She worked as a pharmacist's assistant and nurse. During WWII she met John Reuter, an Army soldier... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Feb. 24, 2021.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
CLORINDA SYLVIA SANTANGELO
Clorinda Sylvia Santangelo Clorinda Santangelo, a 35-year resident of Southern California, passed away on Thursday February 4, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Born in New York, Clorinda was 88 when she died. Clorinda graduated from Hunter College, a constituent of the City University... Read More
Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions- Rice Center
Published in The Beach Reporter on Feb. 23, 2021.
ANITA KOONTZ STICHTER
Anita Koontz Stichter, the longest living resident of Manhattan Beach (92 years), passed away peacefully on Feb. 16, 2021. She was 102 years old.Anita was born in Portland, OR on Nov. 12, 1918, the day after the Armistice Agreement was signed ending World War I. The family moved... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Feb. 23, 2021.
Thursday, February 18, 2021
MARY LU WADDELL
Mary Lu Waddell, a resident of Manhattan Beach for more than 30 years, passed away peacefully on Jan. 21 from Alzheimer's disease accelerated by COVID-19. She was 81 years old. Mary Lu lived a full and happy life that included the love of family and friends, a successful career and... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Feb. 18, 2021.
Thursday, January 28, 2021
EDWARD WILLIAM (BILL) LAZELL
Edward William (Bill) Lazell, our beloved father and grandfather, passed away on December 14, 2020 at the age of 97, of natural causes. We take great comfort in knowing he was reunited with his wife Adair, on what would have been the day of their 74th wedding anniversary.Born in Denver... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Jan. 28, 2021.
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
BARBARA GRAHAM
Barbara Graham On December 25, 2020, Barbara Graham lost her battle to cancer, at the age of 77. She is survived by her husband, Bill, and children, Tim and Bonnie.Although she was best known to the community of Manhattan Beach as Mrs. Graham, the teacher, she was many other things... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Jan. 26, 2021.
JAY KELLER
Jay KellerOn December 15, 2020, Jay Keller, age 75, brother, uncle, nephew, and most loyal of friends, departed this world for a better one.Jay grew up working on his parents' dairy farm in Catawissa, Pennsylvania with his brothers. He graduated from Bloomsburg State College and... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Jan. 26, 2021.
Friday, January 22, 2021
William Hollingsworth
William ("Holly") Right Hollingsworth, Jr. passed away at home on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. He was 93. Although his family will miss him dearly, we take comfort knowing that he is now reunited with his wife of 68 years, Jo. Holly, along with younger brothers John and Dana, were... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Jan. 22, 2021.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
MARY LOUISE (MARY LOU) ENOCKSON
Mary Louise (Mary Lou) EnocksonMarch 25, 1943 – January, 6, 2021Mary Lou was born on March 25, 1943 to Emil Joseph and Nadine Elizabeth (Storm) Blum at St. Bernadine Hospital in San Bernardino, CA. She enjoyed a childhood in the mountains, being raised in Wrightwood, CA. She attended... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Jan. 20, 2021.
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