Recent Obituaries and Guest Books
Name
Detail
Last
Name
All | A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Barnes, Mansford F.  
July 28, 1925 - April 7, 2015 Mansford died peacefully at the age of 89. He resided in La Quinta, CA and is survived by his wife Linda of 23 years, son Stephen Barnes, daughter Leslie Andrews, son-in-law Jeff Andrews, grandson Christopher Barnes and his wife Malarie Barnes, granddaughter Stephanie Barnes, sister Joan Cox and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Mansford served in the US Navy and spent most of his working career as an Insurance Professional for Bayly, Martin & Fay. His hobbies included skiing and surfing at San Onofre State Beach. The family will hold a celebration of life in his honor at a later date.
Share Memories and Condolences
1
Read Obituary
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Apr. 21 to Apr. 25, 2015
Baum, Alfred Traxler  
Alfred Traxler Baum, D.D.S., M.S.D 1922-2015 Los Angeles, California Alfred Traxler Baum, D.D.S., M.S.D., spent 92 incredible years on this earth as a son, military officer, husband, father, grandfather and as a leader in the field of orthodontics. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the only child of immigrants. His parents were grocery store owners, where he learned the value of hard work. Alfred received his undergraduate degree, before receiving an officer's commission in the U.S. Navy and Marines in WWII. He graduated as a dentist, after an honorable discharge from the Navy. He went on to graduate in 1949, in the first class of the orthodontic program at the University of Washington. In 1951, he and Mike (Myra) Baum moved to Los Angeles, where they raised their three sons Bradley, Kenneth and Gary. He held a post at of the College of Dentistry at USC for 17 years, published 23 scientific papers and pioneered new treatment techniques. He was a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. He was instrumental in founding UCLA's graduate orthodontic program and lectured extensively throughout the United States and the world. Alfred enjoyed working with his patients and was deeply respected by his staff and peers. In 1978, Alfred married Beverly (Gader) Baum. In the 1980's, his sons Bradley and Gary joined the orthodontics practice and Kenneth became a Clinical Psychologist. Alfred continued practicing into his eighties. He was always a gentleman, a good friend, a cherished member of the family, a mentor and a role model. Alfred was preceded in death by his parents Sarah (Traxler) Baum and Alexander Baum and step-daughter, Coree Gader. He is survived by his loving family: Beverly Baum, wife of 37 years; Dr. Bradley Baum, son (Teri); Dr. Kenneth Baum, son (Mary); Dr. Gary Baum, son (Tracy); Neil Gader, Stepson (Judi); and five grandchildren: Amy, Michelle, Brian, Edward (Ted), Jason; sister-in-law, Thelma Sherman and Mike (Myra) Baum, his former wife. His family would like to thank the staff of the Belmont Village, Westwood; Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and Pasadena Hospice Care for their support and care, as family and friends lovingly surrounded him during his final days. The family asks that donations be made to the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, Baum Endowed Scholarship in honor of the loving memory of Dr. Alfred T. Baum.
Share Memories and Condolences
1
Read Obituary
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Apr. 20 to Apr. 26, 2015
Bunetta, Al  
July 12, 1942 - March 22, 2015 Al Bunetta of Gallatin, TN passed away peacefully Sunday, March 22 from cancer. He is survived by his loving wife Dawn, sister Connie and niece Karen of Palm Springs, CA, and brother Peter, sister-in-law Tracy, nephews Damon and Julian of Calabasas, CA, as well as son Michael of Paterson, NJ. Al was preceded in death by son Juri. Al was born in Garfield, NJ to mother Mary and father Frank. He began his career in the music business as a roadie for famed rock band the The Rascals in New York. He soon became a concert agent with CMA, where he made his greatest friendships with legendary singer / songwriters Steve Goodman and John Prine. For forty-plus years, Bunetta managed, booked and and cared for the careers of Goodman and Prine. Together they formed two of the initial independent record labels with Goodman's Red Pajamas Records and Prine's Oh Boy Records. Al is best known to friends and colleagues as a man who was always just a phone call away, and who could often be seen driving one of his classic automobiles. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Juri Bunetta Friendship Foundation ( jbfriendship.org ) in Al's honor.
Share Memories and Condolences
+
Read Obituary
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Apr. 24 to Apr. 25, 2015

Obituaries from Two Days Ago

Boyle, Susan Elizabeth - Lomita  
December 18, 1957 - April 16, 2015 Susan Elizabeth Boyle, born December 18, 1957 in Torrance, California; died with family members at her side on April 16, 2015. A California girl, born and raised, Sue graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a bachelors in Design in 1981. Upon graduation, Sue began her career as a research librarian. She worked for a decade assisting students, faculty, and staff at UCLA's foremost research library, now known as the Charles E. Young Research Library. She retired early and surrounded herself with art, creativity, laughter, and friends; becoming a model of how to remain active, healthy, and positive while living with Multiple Sclerosis. West Los Angeles was her home. There she was active in the Westwood United Methodist Church, singing in its choir and impressing other members of the congregation with her seemingly boundless generosity. She strengthened her bonds with the local artist community and, as a member of the Clay House, gave ceramic form to her own unique whimsical inventiveness. Susan incorporated humor into everything, from busty garden goddesses to colorful eclectic bowls modeled out of VW Bug replicas. But her artistic genius didn't stop at clay. It spilled over into fabric and wearable creations. She designed hats and clothing, picking up millinery skills after retirement. Susan's aesthetic cleverness had no end. Like her art, her love for adventure and travel blossomed with her freedom from the nine-to-five grind. She visited Hawaii, Greece, Scotland, Slovakia, and Mexico returning with new creative ideas and, of course, new friends. At every turn, Susan triumphed over adversity. In 2001 she suffered a catastrophic setback in her physical condition. Doctors predicted she would never speak or swallow again; but she proved them wrong. With the help of her mother; brother, Jim; and long-time caregiver, Clara Derecho, Sue regained mobility in her right arm, learned to ride her own motorized scooter, and completed college-level courses at Santa Monica City College. Susan is a model for all of us to never let hardship poison our hearts or weaken our resolve. The hand God dealt her is the one she played with gratitude and grace. She is survived by sister Ruth, and brothers Robert (Gail), John (Alison), James, and Timothy (Danell), nieces and nephews Sarah (Jeremie), David, Elise, Andrew and Evan. Viewing April 26th 4-6PM at Gamby Funeral Home, 25001 Narbonne Ave, Lomita, CA 90717. Graveside Service April 27th 2-3PM at Inglewood Park Cemetery, 720 E Florence Ave, Inglewood, CA 90302. Memorial Service April 27th 6-7PM at the Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, 26438 Crenshaw Blvd, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Share Memories and Condolences
2
Read Obituary
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Apr. 24, 2015

Obituaries from the Past Three Days

Bernhardt, Charlotte  
Charlotte Bernhardt born 7/8/30 of Yonkers, New York; daughter of Shirley and Irving Arnold, sister of Howard Arnold and Roberta Cohan (all pre-deceased); died on April 21, 2015 in Marina del Rey. In loving marriage to Saul Bernhardt 65 years! Mother of Sherri, Laurence and April, grandmother of 5; great grandmother of 9.
Share Memories and Condolences
1
Read Obituary
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Apr. 23, 2015
Burt, Dolores - Los Angeles  
June 23, 1927 - April 14, 2015 Dolores Burt, our prima donna soprano, has joined the Choir of Angels in Heaven, on April 14, 2015, from her Long Beach home. Born in Chicago, June 23, 1927, to Eleanor and William Geisser. She studied music and opera at Steinmetz High in Chicago, 1945, then joined her family in California, studying opera at Long Beach City College, USC and Cal State Long Beach. Dolores married Bob Burt in 1953 and raised four children together while practicing her craft. Dolores joined the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in 1955 becoming the lead soloist for 50 years. Her professional debut was in Gian Carlo Menotti's The Consul. Other performances include the LB Community Playhouse, the Guild Opera, LB Grand Opera, Pasadena Playhouse, LBCLO's the Great Waltz with Florence Henderson, the Dorothy Chandler, in Fiddler on the Roof, with Robert Merrill. She served as VP of the LB Opera Guild. Dolores is survived by her four children: Tim, Julie, Steve (Shari) and Randy (Deslie), four grand-children, Matt, Kerrie (Jake), Colin and Keenan, and her beloved niece, Sue Healy (Gayle); nephew William Healy (Linda) and sons Patrick and Michael. Dolores was predeceased by her mother Eleanor Allerton and her father William Geisser, sister, Bette Healy(John); and Dolores' husbands, Bob Burt and Peter Lovoy. She loved you all so much. The family asks that her friends honor her memory by going to see an opera, a musical or the symphony. A celebration will be held on Saturday, April 25, at 2 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 5872 E. Naples Plaza, Long Beach. "We will always be together"
Share Memories and Condolences
1
Read Obituary
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Apr. 22 to Apr. 23, 2015

Obituaries from the Past Week

Barbanell, Ronald Leon  
Home of Peace Memorial Park
Share Memories and Condolences
2
Read Obituary
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Apr. 21, 2015
Baugh, James Webb - Los Angeles  
April 16, 1941 - April 2, 2015 James Webb Baugh, who taught and counseled in Orange County community colleges for more than 30 years, has died at the age of 73. Jim was born in 1941 and received his early education in Birmingham, Alabama where he was born and grew up. He graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and then attended graduate school at the University of Southern California where he studied counseling and theater. After teaching high school for a short while in Arlington Heights, IL, Jim moved to southern California where he began his more than 30 year tenure in the Coast Community College District. He first taught English and then remedial reading at Golden West College in Huntington Beach. He then moved on to Coastline Community College in Fountain Valley where he taught in the travel program for many years. He spent his last several years counseling students at Coastline. To say that Jim was a conscientious and dedicated teacher would be an understatement. He spent countless hours preparing for each class, and after his evening classes typically turned off the last light on campus. Jim loved and lived life to the fullest. His passions were many, but none more than travel and the arts. He spent pretty much all of his vacation time traveling, often not returning home until late in the evening on the night before he was to return to class. Jim circumnavigated the globe more than once. He traveled to many common tourist destinations in Europe, the Americas and Asia, but also went to more exotic locations such as Easter Island, Mongolia, Tibet and Nepal. He went on countless hiking trips in Switzerland and England, and in some years seemed to spend more days on cruise ships than at home. Jim loved all of the arts┬┐theater, music, the decorative arts, etc. He subscribed to many theaters both in Los Angeles and Orange County┬┐the Ahmanson, Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Repertory and the Laguna Playhouse, to mention just a few. He subscribed to the Los Angeles Philharmonic for more than 40 years, and also to the Pacific Symphony for most of its existence. Jim could spend days looking at art in galleries, and he bought far more art than he could possibly display at the home he shared with his partner Marvin, in Cowan Heights. Jim will be fondly remembered and missed by past students and colleagues, and by many friends, but none more than his long time friends Joseph Lambert and Harold Schleifer of Irvine and Virginia Van der Veer of Tucson, AZ, and by his surviving partner of more than 50 years, Marvin Lee Tuttle of Santa Ana, and his sister Fay Baugh Eubank of Hixson, TN. A memorial fund honoring Jim's memory has been established at the City of Hope to support the prostate cancer research of his doctor Przemyslaw Twardowski. Donations may be sent to the City of Hope, Attn: Rick Leonard, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010. Please indicate "James W. Baugh" on your check.
Share Memories and Condolences
7
Read Obituary
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Apr. 14 to Apr. 19, 2015
Beilharz, Mary E.  
October 15, 1918 - April 12, 2015 Mary was born on a farm in Crete, Nebraska, one of 11 children. She died peacefully and of natural causes at age 96 at her home in Hollywood, California, surrounded by her loving family. At age 20 Mary came out to California in a Model T with several of her sisters. It was described as quite an adventure. Not long after her arrival she met the love of her life, John Francis Beilharz, to whom she was married for 57 years. Mary was devoted to her family, including children, Christine, John, and Lori as well as her grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She will be missed tremendously, yet her wisdom and love will be carried with us always, along with her strength, spirt, and love of life. A memorial is planned on April 24, at 1 pm at Forest Lawn in Glendale
Share Memories and Condolences
3
Read Obituary
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Apr. 16 to Apr. 20, 2015
Beringer, Marjorie L.  
February 15, 2015 Marjorie L. Beringer passed away in Yukon, OK, at the age of 93. She was a graduate of UCLA and USC and was a long-time resident of Southern California. She is survived by one son, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 25, at 10:00 AM at the Wayfarers Chapel, 5755 Palos Verdes Dr. South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.
Share Memories and Condolences
+
Read Obituary
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Apr. 19, 2015
Search results for:
Obituaries in Los Angeles Times
Displaying 10 out of 1000+ Results
Powered by Legacy.com
Refine Your Search
Powered by Legacy.com
Reset Search
Search Obituaries & Guest Books
You are searching
Helpful Services

Create a Lasting Memorial

Share your loved one's story with a Legacy.com Memorial Website.

Find Advice & Support

Funeral Home Information

Additional Links

Powered By Legacy.com