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Bielma, Francisco  
FRANCISCO BIELMA 1938 – 2015 (AKA: Frankie, "Mi Negro" "the BOXER") Francisco Bielma born in Ventura, CA in 1938, the son of Manuela Nellie Robles and Louis Acosta Bielma, passed away on August 21, 2015 at the age of 76. He was the eldest of 8 brothers and 1 sister (Louis, Ronald, Ruben, Eloise, Bernardo, George, Rodrigo, and Johnny). In 1952, his parents moved to Wilmington, CA seeking better employment and a better life. His father, a former boxer, worked as a longshoreman and as a stucco/plasterer. In 1953, Frankie began an amateur boxing career and earned the "Harbor Area Middleweight" title. In 1956 he fought his first professional match in the Welterweight division at the Legion Stadium, Hollywood, CA ending in a Win. After graduating from Phineas Banning High School in 1957, he continued his professional televised boxing career in the Welterweight division under manager Jake Shugrue while sparring at the Hoover Street Gym in South Los Angeles. In 1958, he enlisted in the U.S. Army assigned to the infantry carrying the old Browning Automatic Rifle and also served as a boxing coach, while continuing to box under manager Angelo Dundee (former manager to Cassius Clay). Frankie was a religious man and the 1st of seven brothers to serve in the U.S. Army. While stationed in Panama, he married Ambrosina Alvarez Carrera in 1961 in Panama City. In 1962, after serving 4-years, he received an Honorable discharge as a Corporal E-4 from the U.S. Army. Upon his return home, he resided in Wilmington, CA and eventually expanded his family with 3 daughters and 2 sons (Priscilla, Marisol, Francisco Jr., Jolene and Paul). Afterwards in 1962, he served in the U.S. National Guard, Palos Verdes Missile Base as a Missile Man during the Vietnam War for the next 6-years, while continuing to professionally box under manager Jackie McCoy (who developed 5 world champions). In 1966 he fought his last bout at the Olympic Auditorium, L.A., CA ending with a Win. His 10-year televised professional boxing career includes 14 wins (3) KO's; 6 loss; 4 draws; 24 bouts; 192 rounds; and 13% KO's at 10 different venues throughout the U.S. When Frankie boxed, he was known for his fancy dance footwork, his long left jab and his quick reflexes. He worked at Proctor & Gamble then ARCO Refinery as an operator and inspector. In 1993, he married Graciela Irene Perales and again expanded his family with 1 daughter, Esmeralda Irene Bielma. In 2008 he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, which he eventually succumbed to. On August 21, 2015, he passed away in Long Beach, CA to the Lord lovingly with his family beside him. He is survived by his wife, 6 children, 6 grandchildren, 3 brothers, 1 sister, 1 brother-in-law, nephews and nieces, cousins and friends and will be missed. "It was his religious beliefs and non-killer fighting instincts that prevented his boxing abilities to further. You will always be the uncrowned Welterweight champion in our hearts", said brother Rodrigo. "You will always be lovingly and thoroughly missed; you started and ended with a Win", said his children. Frankie was known for telling jokes and his passion for boxing. A memorial service following a Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 30, 2015, at Luyben Dilday Family Mortuary, 5161 Arbor Road, Long Beach, CA, (562-425-6401). For further information, see Frankie Bielma Facebook. Written by: Priscilla Bielma along with Marisol, Cisco, Jolene and Paul. Please sign the guestbook at .
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Published in Daily Breeze on Aug. 27, 2015

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Bolde, Ingrid  
Ingrid Ellinor Bolde It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother and grandmother, Ingrid Bolde. Born August 9, 1943 in Prague, Czechoslovakia to Elizabeth and John Michale and passed away on August 18, 2015. She graduated from Hollywood High and went on to work many years for Rapiscan (OSI). She was a member of the Redondo Beach Elks Lodge and in charge of Basic Practices for many years. She was also the long-time secretary for the South Bay Fun Club and a member of the Torrance Moose Lodge. Her love for teaching and playing tennis was known to all. She was an avid traveler and had been to Europe and some of her fondest memories were Chicago, Branson, and a cruise to Vancouver, Canada. She was a true friend and loved by many for her loyalty, friendliness and generosity. She is survived by her children, Michael Anthony and Paul Brian Bolde, and grandchildren, Paul Daniel and Steven Michael Bolde. She was predeceased by her grandson, Robert James Bolde and dear friend Bill Seymor. She also leaves behind her dear and devoted friends. The memorial service will be at Green Hills, Rancho Palos Verdes on Thursday, August 27th from 5pm – 6pm. A celebration of life reception will be at the Redondo Beach Lodge Friday, August 28 from 5pm -8pm. Burial will be private. Please sign guestbook at
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Published in Daily Breeze on Aug. 25, 2015
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