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Tuesday, November 30, 2021
JEAN DAWSON SCHAEFER
Jean Dawson Schaefer Jean Dawson Schaefer lived a quiet life in the South Bay and answered her call to follow the teachings of Jesus of loving care for this earth and all its people.Jean was born in 1934, the first child of Reverend Richard Dawson & Marian Edgar. Her childhood... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Nov. 30, 2021.
Thursday, November 18, 2021
GREGORY BROWN
Gregory "Greg" Clifton Brown, of Big Bear Lake, CA passed away on October 20, 2021. Greg was born on August 27, 1946 in Los Angeles, California to Lyle and Grace Brown. His bright red hair matched his shining, warm personality. His father affectionately called him "curly" as a... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Nov. 18, 2021.
ROBERT CHARLES SAUNDERS
Robert Charles SaundersAugust 15, 1958 – September 27, 2021Celebrating a life well-livedBob Saunders passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on September 27, 2021, after a courageous 4-year battle against cancer. He was 63 years young. A Manhattan Beach resident for 29 years... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Nov. 18, 2021.
MARI ELIZABETH SHAW
Mari Elizabeth Shaw Jan 6, 1951 - Nov 4, 2021 Born in Mankato, Minnesota on Jan. 6, 1951, Mari and her family moved to California at the age of 2, settling in Playa del Rey. She attended grammar school at Saint Anastasia before continuing on to St. Bernard where she graduated in 1969... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Nov. 18, 2021.
Friday, November 12, 2021
JULIA RUTH SAPKUS
IN LOVING MEMORY OF JULIA RUTH SAPKUSJulia Sapkus was born May 21, 1926 in Heidelberg, Germany to Olga and Ernst Kiefer. She had two brothers, Erik and Enz. She was athletic and loved to ski cross-country and slalom in her yout. But most of all, she had a passion for the arts, especially... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Nov. 12, 2021.
Thursday, November 11, 2021
RICHARD EDWARD KLEIN
Richard Edward Klein was called home to God on the evening of October 24, 2021 after 88 years of blessed life on Earth. Dick was born in Akron, Ohio on October 30, 1932 to Gerald and Dorothy Klein. As a youth, he raced in the annual Soap Box Derby competition at Derby Downs in Akron... Read More
Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions- White & Day Center
Published in The Beach Reporter on Nov. 11, 2021.
Thursday, November 4, 2021
SCOTT DOUGLAS NINEGAR
Scott Douglas Ninegar passed away on October 23, as a result of a brief but intense battle with a very rare form of encephalitis. Born in Van Nuys, CA on October 29th, 1947 he spent 3 years growing up on a chicken ranch in Reseda before settling in Woodland Hills. He was a graduate... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Nov. 4, 2021.
JERRY ADAMS SAUNDERS
Jerry Adams Saunders23 February 1928 – 16 September 2021Jerry Adams Saunders, a long-time resident of Manhattan Beach, died at his home Thursday, 16 September 2021. Jerry, the son of Nelson Madden Saunders and Marguerite Frances Adams, was born in Los Angeles, CA, 23 February 1928... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Nov. 4, 2021.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
MARILYN SUE QUINLAN
Marilyn Sue QuinlanMarilyn Sue Quinlan of Hermosa Beach, age 85, passed away on October 12, 2021.Born in Norman, Oklahoma on April 17, 1936, Marilyn moved with her family to Redondo Beach, California in 1941 then to Hermosa Beach in 1946 to the home she lived in for most of her life... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Oct. 26, 2021.
Friday, October 8, 2021
Wyatt Bradigan Eddy
Wyatt Bradigan Eddy12/5/06 – 9/29/21Forever in our HeartsWyatt Bradigan Eddy, 14, of Torrance CA - beloved son of David and Wendy Eddy, and brother of Wade Eddy, lost his life 9/29/21 as a result of a tragic surfing accident.Wyatt was a gamer, a surfer, a fanciful tinkerer with all... Read More
O'Connor Mortuary - Laguna Hills Chapel & Mortuary
Published in The Beach Reporter on Oct. 8, 2021.
Thursday, October 7, 2021
ELDON ROSS HOWE
Eldon Ross Howe passed of natural causes in his home September 21, 2021. He was born in Southgate, CA February 25, 1927 to Amos and Barbara Howe. He is survived by Dona Howe - his loving wife of 69 years, two children and their spouses Bret and Michelle Howe, and Tracy and Lee Keraly... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Oct. 7, 2021.
MILES TOKUMI ONO
Miles Tokumi OnoFebruary 26th, 1957 - September 13th 2021Miles Ono passed away peacefully on September 13th, 2021 at the age of 64. Miles was born February 26th, 1957 in Los Angeles, CA and later moved with his family to Torrance, CA where he lived his entire life.Miles attended Cal... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Oct. 7, 2021.
Thursday, September 30, 2021
VIRGINIA (GINNY) ANN BROWN
Virginia (Ginny) Ann Brown, a resident of Redondo Beach for over 45 years, passed away peacefully at Torrance Memorial Hospital on August 9, 2021. Born on April 29, 1944 in Bakersfield, CA to Lee and Marie Brown, she is survived by her younger sister, Lynn Brown, of Bakersfield.... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Sep. 30, 2021.
MARIA FOURNIER
Maria FournierJune 16, 1927 - September 9, 2021In 1947 at the age of 20, she came from her native land Costa Rica to explore on vacation the United States. She beamed with excitement about what a trip it would be to see the USA. That vacation ended on September 9, 2021.Her childhood... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Sep. 30, 2021.
MARGUERITE HOGAN
Marguerite (Peggy) Hogan, a longtime resident of Manhattan Beach, died in her home on the morning of September 2. She was 102 and lived independently all her life. A gifted artist, she was equally skilled at painting and woodworking.Peggy was born March 2, 1919 in Indian Orchard,... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Sep. 30, 2021.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
ANNA LEE (OVER) MARTIN
Anna Lee (Over) Martin, a resident of Manhattan Beach, passed away September 6th at the age of 87. She was born to Cyrus and Clara (Kagarise) Over on a dairy farm in Pennsylvania on February 20, 1934. The youngest of four children, she had two brothers, Maynard and Byron, and a sister... Read More
Published in The Beach Reporter on Sep. 28, 2021.
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.
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