Gordon Earl McRae, Jr.
Gordon Earl McRae, Jr. was born June 28, 1946 in Santa Monica, CA. and passed away peacefully on December 3, 2013 in Torrance, CA. Gordon is survived by his fiancée Christy Fisher, his mother Relna McRae and siblings Lynn and Steven (Martha), his children Matthew (Deena) and Cheryl and his grandchildren Kaitlin and Tanner. His collegiate accomplishments include an undergraduate engineering degree and graduate business degree from the University of Southern California. With a deep love for Redondo Beach, Gordon previously owned the Redondo Beach Boardwalk, acted as president of the Redondo Beach Marina, originated the popular Lobster Festival, and served as an important contributing member of both the city's Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club. He was also a respected member of the International Wine and Food Society's Southern California branch, where he shared his mastery in gourmet cuisine and expertise in wine pairing. Property management and online retail were additional ventures. Always an enthusiast of photography and the latest technology, Gordon's cordial nature, magic tricks, and joke telling made him a beloved friend of many. Services will be held on December 14 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mark's Presbyterian Church (24027 Pennsylvania Avenue, Lomita, CA 90717), followed immediately by a celebration of his life at Zina's Restaurant (formerly Runaway Bay, 4525 Calle Mayor, Torrance, CA 90505). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
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Published in Daily Breeze on Dec. 12, 2013