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Ogata, Sumiko  
Age 70 passed away on August 19, 2015. Predeceased by her beloved husband, John Takeo Ogata and her brother, Shuichi (Tootsie) Morishita; she is survived by her children, Trudy Hiatt, James Hamada, Ricky (Patty) Hamada, Sherri Tabuso and Steven (Wendy) Ogata; grandchildren, Kyle, Allison and Eric Hiatt, Jimmy Hamada, Nicholas and Jessica Hamada, Anthony Hamada, Nathan, Noah and Morgan Ogata; siblings, Nancy Watanabe, Kachi (Leo) Hokama, and Fumi (Bill) Fukushima; she is also survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives. Private funeral services were held on Sunday, August 30 at Fukui Mortuary "Chapel in the Garden". (213) 626-0441
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from Aug. 25 to Sept. 1, 2015
Ostiller, Elaine  
August 14, 1928 - August 28, 2015 Elaine Ostiller was 87 and passed away on August 28, 2015. She was born in Chicago on August 14, 1928, to Harry and Mary Gootnick. She graduated from Sullivan High School in June 1946 and moved to Los Angeles with her parents later that year. She received an AA degree from Los Angeles City College in 1948. In July 1946 she met Sanford ("Sandy") through her parents. He also graduated from the Sullivan High School, in 1941 and relocated to Los Angeles, after serving in the Air Force in World War II. They were together for the next 69 years, and married for 67. They had a son, David, and a daughter, Susan. Sandy and Elaine worked together in Sandy's accounting practice for 25 years; they traveled together to over 100 countries, and volunteered together at Meals on Wheels for 16 years. Elaine is survived by Sandy, by David Ostiller, his former wife, Cindy Morton, and their two sons, Zachary and Nathaniel, and by her daughter Susan Hartmann, her husband Jon, and their three children, Joshua, Sarah, and Jacob. Her brother, Bill Gootnick, and his wife Joan, also survive her. Elaine had many long time friendships, and was loved by her family and friends for her outgoing and affectionate personality and we all miss her greatly. A memorial service will be held at Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 12:00 noon.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, 2015

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O'Leary, Sr. Jean  
November 6, 1931 - August 23, 2015 Sr. Jean O'Leary, C.S.J. age 83, passed away on Sunday August 23, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA. Born November 6, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet since March 19, 1949. Sr. Jean was a teacher and principal in Catholic schools for 21 years. She then studied Clinical Pastoral Care and earned a CPE certification as a hospital chaplain. She served at Daniel Freeman Hospital in Inglewood and Marina Hospital where she ministered and volunteered for 43 years. Sr. Jean is survived by her cousin Eric Wolf. A Service of Remembrance will be held at the Carondelet Center in Los Angeles on Saturday August 29, 2015 at 9:30AM with Funeral Mass at 10:30AM. Graveside service will be held at 1:00PM at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, CA. Donations in memory of Sister Jean O'Leary may be sent to: Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, 11999 Chalon Road, Los Angeles, CA 90049. Please visit the mortuary's website, to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times on Aug. 27, 2015
Olson, Carl Laurence  
August 1, 1944 - August 23, 2015 Lieutenant Commander (Ret) Carl Laurence Olson passed away on August 23rd following a long battle with multiple myeloma. He was 71. Carl is survived by his daughter, Sarah Olson of Washington, DC, and his four brothers and their wives, Eric Olson and Carol Broede of Sierra Madre, CA; Layton Olson and Annette Robinson of Chicago; Neil Olson and Carol Lindquist of Laguna Beach, CA; and Wayne Olson and Sandy Miller of Hastings on Hudson, NY. Carl was born on August 1st, 1944, in Los Angeles to his parents, Eugene and Aletha Olson. Carl graduated from John Marshall High School in 1962. He graduated with a BA in Economics-Engineering from Pomona College in 1966. He later earned both an MS in Journalism (1968) and an MBA (1969) from Columbia University. Carl spent 8 years in the private sector at NBC. Carl dedicated his life to public service. For 20 years, he served as an Intelligence Specialist in the US Navy, including a 3 year tour in Japan. He earned the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Pistol Sharpshooter, and the Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal. As part of a UN effort, he represented the US in North Korea in 1988. From 1982-1984, Carl served in the US Department of Health and Human Services as an appointee of President Ronald Reagan. He founded and led several non-profit advocacy groups, including The State Department Watch (including ), The Fund For Stockholders' Rights, My Auto Club, and Textbook Trust. Carl served as Professor of Accounting at several universities and was published in many major periodicals, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Economist and the LA Times. Carl's family will always remember the issues he was passionate about and fought to bring attention to - US interest in Wrangell Island, slave labor by US corporations in foreign nations, small shareholders' lack of rights in corporate settings, the Raoul Wallenberg and Miroslav Medved cases, and his home state's failure to implement practical, cost-effective solutions to water shortages and wild fires. A service is planned for December 27th. All are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that you make donations to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation ( ) or any of the causes Carl was passionate about.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times on Aug. 30, 2015
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