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Donald Kusar Obituary
Donald Anthony Kusar Sr.
Donald was a lifetime resident of San Pedro. On Sunday, August 3rd, 2014, he passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 88. Born August 22, 1925, to Jerko and Jerka Kusar in a house on O'Farrell Street in the Barton Hill District of San Pedro. He attended San Pedro High School, Class of '44. A commercial fisherman for over 50 years, he captained and owned multiple boats throughout his life, including the "Jeri Lu", "Lucretia K", and the last boat named after himself, the "Donald A. Kusar". After fishing in Costa Rica and Mexico, Donald chose to fish locally to be close to his wife and two young children. He loved his family very much and took pride in their many accomplishments. He was a hard-working man who enjoyed being the life of the party in his younger days. Donald was a member of the San Pedro Elks Lodge and Dalmatian-American Club. His favorite pastimes included many casino trips, betting the horse races, playing cards, visitng the fuel dock and meeting up with his buddies at the bagel shop. Preceded in death by his parents and sister, Anita Gargas. He is survived by his wife, Lucretia, with whom he shared 64 years of marriage; son, Don (Lynn) Kusar; daughter, Jeri Lu Kusar; brother, Jerry of Las Vegas; four granchildren, Jason (Maria) Kusar, Aimee (Anthony) Meyers, Amber (Billy) Harris and Garrett Estorga; great-grandchildren, Justin, Jaden, Yvonna and Sloane; many nieces and nephews including Frank Gargas, with whom he enjoyed their many visits together, along with Nick the Cook. Special thanks to his caregivers Mario and Oraza. A Funeral Mass will be offered Friday, August 8, 2014, 10:30 a.m. at Mary Star of the Sea Church followed by Entombment at Green Hills Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Thursday, 4-7 p.m. at McNerney's Mortuary. Please sign the guestbook at mcnerneysmortuary.com or dailybreeze.com.

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Published in Daily Breeze from Aug. 6 to Aug. 8, 2014
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