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Engelbrecht, Lisa A.  
August 28, 1955 - November 10, 2014 Surrounded by the love of her family and kitties, Lisa Engelbrecht-beloved mom, sister, friend, activist, calligrapher and teacher-passed from this world and onto the next adventure on November 10, 2014 in her beloved Long Beach, California. She will be missed by family, friends, students, and all others that she met in her travels. As an artist and teacher, she lit up the world with her creativity, risk-tasking, and Letterista Style. As a peace maker, she inspired people with her dedication and kindness. As a friend, she put everyone else's needs before her own. As a mother, her generosity and patience were unbounded. We will host a celebration of Lisa's life, art, and adventures on February 1, 2015. Please contact 04ke@williams.edu for information. We ask that donations be made in Lisa's honor to one or all of the following organizations, all causes that she worked for during her life: Frontline Foundation (P.O. Box 570303 Tarzana, CA 91357); Veterans for Peace; and Free the Slaves.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 23 to Dec. 27, 2014
Friedman, Al K.  
Al K Friedman, born June 18, 1919, in New York, Passed away Monday November 24,2014, at the age of 95 1/2. He was the youngest of four brothers. Al graduated from Manual Arts High School, Los Angeles and then attended UCLA where he graduated with two degrees. Al enlisted in the Army Air Corp where he became a Navigation Instructor and earned the rank of First Lieutenant. He survived two airplane crashes while performing training operations. After being honorably discharged Al and his brother Max formed ALMAC Fixture and Supply Company and later Cadillac Furniture Industries. Al served as President of the California Furniture Manufacture Association and was appointed to the State Of California Consumer Affairs Board. He was preceded in death by his wife Frances and their daughter Ellyn. He is survived by his wife Rosalie, sons Steven and Jeffrey, 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Al was laid to rest on Friday November 28,2014, at Pacific View Memorial Park, Corona Del Mar, California, surrounded by family and close friends. He will be missed.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 25 to Dec. 28, 2014
Friedman, Herbert Arthur  
May 4, 1937 - October 7, 2014 Herbert A. Friedman,MD,Upland,CA, died from ALS. Dr.Friedman was a urologist who practiced in Brooklyn,NY, Poconos,PA, and for 21 years at Kaiser Permanente, Fontana,CA. He was a talented musician, recreational pilot, and flight instructor. Dr.Friedman was Past President of Temple Sholom,Ontario,CA. He leaves his beloved wife of 52 years, Grace, and children Joseph, Michael and Iris who miss him every day. May his memory be a blessing to those who mourn him.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 23 to Dec. 26, 2014
Ginsburg, Norman L. (In Memoriam)  
December 23, 1922 - December 28, 2008 Loving Husband, Father, Grand Father, Great Grandfather, and Friend
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 22 to Dec. 28, 2014
Glazer, Guilford  
Guilford Glazer died peacefully on December 23, 2014 in Beverly Hills, CA at 93 years of age. Loving husband, father and grandfather. He leaves his devoted wife of over 47 years, Diane Pregerson Glazer, his beloved children, daughter Erika Glazer and son and daughter-in-law Emerson and Berta Glazer, and grandchildren Alexandra and Zachary Shabtai, and Aaron, Noah, and Stella Glazer. He is also survived by his large extended family and scores of friends and colleagues. He will be deeply missed. An extraordinary individual whose life reflects his commitment to hard work, love of his family and for the Jewish people. Guilford Glazer was an entrepreneur, visionary, and philanthropist. His life has impacted and touched on many of the major events of the 20th and 21st century. May his memory be a blessing. Memorial services will be held at 11:30 am on Friday, December 26, 2014 at Wilshire Blvd Temple, 3663 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 25 to Dec. 26, 2014
Hart, Barbara DuPar  
October 29, 1927 - December 20, 2014 Devoted wife and loving mother. Barbara was a singer, volunteer, Real Estate professional. She shared a life long romance with her husband, John Hart. Mother to Loriann Hart Flaherty, John Hart III and grandmother to 4 boys. Barbara will be remembered as being "perfect in every way and an angel". Small informal gathering to follow.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 23 to Dec. 28, 2014
Higuchi, Lillian (Fujita)  
March 19, 1932 - December 5, 2014 Lillian Higuchi, 82 of Torrance passed away due to complications following a heart attack. She is survived by her husband Donald, sons Trent (Maria), Dean (Doramanda) and 5 grandchildren. At her request, there will be no funeral at this time. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 26 to Dec. 27, 2014
Hirsch, David Michael  
January 10, 1953 - December 23, 2014 David Hirsch, 61, passed away unexpectedly due to injuries sustained from a fall. David is survived by his wife Debra Wolpow Hirsch, sons Noah and Jordan, and his brother Howard. David touched the lives of many as a teacher and as principal of both Wilbur Elem. and Hesby Oaks Span School. Services will be held on 12/28/14 at 10AM at Eden Memorial Park in Mission Hills. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Temple Ahavat Shalom Northridge Alumni Outreach Fund or the ALS Assoc. Golden West Chapter.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 26 to Dec. 27, 2014
HOWE, Frances Delia (Martino)  
August 25, 1927 - December 19, 2014 Fran was born in LA, grew up in Gardena, and graduated from Woodbury in Accounting. Fran and her husband of 52 years, Ed Howe, were the proprietors of Howe Floors of Glendale for 45 years, where she took pride in serving her many customers. Fran was a member of Altrusa. Fran enjoyed traveling throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Fran was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She is survived by her husband, Ed; her 4 children: Catherine, Claire, Mark, and Matthew; sister, Helen Alexander; 9 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. Services honoring Fran's life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Dec. 30th, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, where she will be laid to rest next to her deceased son, Michael.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 25 to Dec. 28, 2014
Kilgallen, Eleanor Esther - Not Provided  
March 19, 1919 - December 20, 2014 March 19, 1919 - December 20, 2014 Kilgallen, Eleanor Esther a "Starmaker" talent agent, Formerly of New York City and most recently of Wyckoff, New Jersey, passed away on December 20, 2014. Eleanor was born on March 19th, 1919 in Indianapolis, Indiana to prominent Hearst journalist and war correspondent, James L. Kilgallen and his wife, Mae Ahern. Younger sister to the noted TV and Radio personality and journalist, Dorothy Kilgallen, Eleanor was raised in Brooklyn, New York and graduated from the Berkeley Carroll School. She later attended the Juilliard Institute of Musical Arts. She began her career as a casting director for NBC Radio moved on to CBS Radio and Young and Rubicam. Always at the forefront, Eleanor along with her longtime business partner, Monique James opened Casting Consultants. Their business was later purchased by MCA where Ms. Kilgallen represented such English clients as Dame Edith Evans, Denholm Elliot, Sir Alec Guinness, Sir Laurence Olivier and Sir Michael Redgrave. She became a Vice President of East Coast Talent for 28 years of MCA TV and later Universal TV .She along with her business partner, were instrumental in launching the careers of such notable actors as Warren Beatty, Kim Cattrall, James Farrentino, Jamie Lee Curtis, Joan Hackett, Jack Klugman, George Peppard, Valerie Perrine, Katherine Ross, Michael Sarrazin, Susan St. James. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Snaper-Shousha and, son-in-law, Victor Shousha of Paramus, NJ, grandchildren: Charles Shousha and his wife, Kathleen of Waldwick, NJ and Catherine Shousha of Wyckoff, NJ. Niece, Jill Kollmar and nephews Richard and Kerry Kollmar. Visiting Friday, December 26 from 5-8 pm at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, www.vpfh.com , 257 Godwin Ave. Wyckoff, NJ. Funeral Mass Saturday 10 am at St. Elizabeth's R.C. Church, 700 Wyckoff Ave. Wyckoff, NJ. Interment, George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations in Eleanor's memory may be made to St. Anne School, 1-30 Summit Avenue, Fair Lawn, New Jersey 07410 Attention: Loretta Stachiotti.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 23 to Dec. 28, 2014
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