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Alu, Albert - Los Angeles  
January 5, 1942 - December 2, 2014 January 5, 1942 - December 2, 2014 Actor, artist, and arts educator, Al Alu died at his home in Los Angeles of complications of cancer. He is survived by his loving companion and wife of 28 years, Tamara Blustein, his ex-wife Cheryl Alu, cousins and many friends. And a special thanks to his caretaker, Ed Crucena. Born in Pittsburgh, Al started out as a singer while still a teenager and began his professional stage career at The Pittsburgh Playhouse in 1962. In 1965, he was selected by director William Ball to be a founding member of American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, along with such notables as Rene Aberjonois, Peter Donat, Michael Learned, Richard Dysart, Paul Shenar and Kitty Winn. In 1966, Al was featured in Ball's controversial but acclaimed staging of Edward Albee's Tiny Alice. In 1968, Al accepted an invitation from Mark Taper Forum artistic director Gordon Davidson to travel to Los Angeles to audition for the 1968-69 season. Al appeared in six productions over the next three seasons, including Othello with James Earl Jones and King Richard II with Richard Chamberlain. In 1972, Al reprised his role of Conrad Birdie in Bye Bye Birdie, starring Chita Rivera and Orson Bean at The Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. During the early 70s, Al lent his artistic talents to the building of a replica of London's Old Globe Theatre, as the home of newly founded Shakespeare Society of America in West Hollywood. In 1975, Al became a founding member of Theater Arts Program/Los Angeles (TAPLA). For four years, Al performed in a vast range of stage fare, from children's theater to Shakespeare, in schools and public facilities throughout the LA area. Following the demise of TAPLA, Al toured with Gretchen Cryer's Off-Broadway hit, I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road (1982), performing at the Huntington Hartford Theater in LA. In 1990, Al retired from film and stage work and took up arts education, teaching at the City of LA's Museum of Art in Barnsdall Park. Al's last foray into acting occurred in 2003 when he recorded Dylan Thomas's A Child's Christmas in Wales at the studios of KPFK Radio. It made its debut nationally over the Pacifica Radio Network on Christmas Day 2003. It is now broadcast annually on Pacifica Radio. In 2012, it also aired on BBC Radio in Great Britain. Al was an avid reader and collector of books, and as an artist, he created and exhibited his architectural models of iconic Los Angeles landmarks such as the Formosa Café, El Coyote Restaurant, Pink's Hot Dog Stand, Canyon Country Store, The New Beverly Cinema and others. A memorial service will take place some time in early 2015.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 10 to Dec. 12, 2014
Attias, Ruth Christopher  
February 8, 1923 - November 27, 2014 Ruth Christopher Attias, passed away peacefully in her home in Westchester with her family in attendance. Ruth was born in Pasadena. She was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Attias. She is survived by her sons Christopher Attias of Felton, Thomas Attias of Los Osos, her daughter, Barbara of Lawndale, and four grandchildren. Ruth was a graduate of Occidental College (Go Tigers!), and was very active in the PTA, the March of Dimes, and Covenant Presbyterian Church-where she worked as the church secretary for many years. Ruth cared deeply about the developmentally disabled, and was very active in supporting research in the treatment of Parkinson's disease. A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church on December 20, 2014 at 2:00 pm.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 10 to Dec. 12, 2014
Benko, Istvan S.  
September 11, 1923 - November 28, 2014 Beloved husband, father and grandfather, Istvan is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Ida, their two sons, Istvan Jr. and Attila, daughter, Laura, and three loving granddaughters, Lauren, Ciara and Colleen. Born in Budapest, Hungary, Istvan graduated with honors in electrical engineering from the Royal Palatine Joseph Technical and Economic University. Following service in the Hungarian Army, he joined the national planning organization where he worked on the design and development of Hungary's electrical network. In 1956, he emigrated with his wife and first son to South Africa, where he worked at Johnson and Phillips and then at the S.A. Electricity Supply Commission. In May 1968, he moved with his wife and two sons to Los Angeles, where he worked at Southern California Edison, eventually as a Senior Electrical Engineer. He also authored several technical papers, one of which was presented in Paris in 1976 at the conference of CIGRE, the international organization of electrical engineers. Upon retiring in 1987, Istvan became an engineering consultant. Istvan loved his family and was passionate about classical music. He was lovingly cared for by his wife, Ida, and will be missed by his entire family.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 11 to Dec. 12, 2014
Bickford, Kevin Lee  
August 23, 1953 - November 30, 2014 Kevin graduated from Ringling Bros. Clown College, then brought joy for 44 years as his character Roofus T. Goofus, first in the Ringling Blue unit, then with his partner of 34 years, Robin Kaye Shaw, in shows for companies and charities, as well as in movies and TV, where he acted as clown and non-clown characters. Kevin was the International Bozo for live and video appearances all over the world for 25 years. He will be missed by Robin, his family, his friends, and all the children he brought happiness to.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 11 to Dec. 12, 2014
Boxer, Eleanor  
A long-time resident of Encino, Eleanor passed away November 10, 2014 at age 91. She was predeceased by her husband, Saul Boxer, of 61 years. Eleanor is survived by her son, Jeffrey Boxer, J.D. of Woodland Hills, her daughter, Laurie Boxer, Ph.D. of Encino, and her sister, Marilyn (Irwin) Brafman of New Jersey.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 10 to Dec. 14, 2014
Branch, Carol E.  
Law Enforcement Technician, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, passed away on December 2, 2014. LET Branch joined the Sheriff's Department October 31, 1991 and was assigned to West Hollywood Sheriff's Station. A Viewing will be held on Monday, December 15, 2014 from 5 pm until 8 pm at Malinow and Silverman Mortuary, 7366 Osage Av., Los Angeles, CA 90045. A funeral service will be held at Inglewood Park Cemetery, 720 E. Florence Av., Inglewood, CA 90301 on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 1:30 pm. Graveside service and burial will follow immediately after the funeral service.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 12 to Dec. 14, 2014
Bruce Jr., Dickson Davies - Los Angeles  
April 11, 1946 - November 24, 2014 Author of the popular book on American religious history, "And They All Sang Hallelujah," Dickson Bruce, Jr., 68, was a well known scholar of nineteenth century U.S. cultural history. Through his eight books and many articles, he was committed to seeing an America that was comprised of diverse voices and experiences. His publications included work on the South, on popular religion, on codes of honor, and on African American history and literature. Significantly, one of his early books, "Violence and Culture in the Antebellum South," has been re-released as an e-book (Kindle ed., 2013) because of its timely topic and analysis. Professor Bruce's work won several awards, including the James Mooney Award from the Southern Anthropological Society, the Orange County Authors' Award, a Fulbright Lectureship in Szeged Hungary and a Fellowship at the Huntington Library, where the research became the basis for his book, "The Rhetoric of Conservatism: The Virginia Convention of 1829-30 and the Conservative Tradition in the South." Born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Lubbock, Texas, Bruce completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Texas, Austin (1967). He received his doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania in 1971. That same year he began his professorial career at UC Irvine where he remained for 37 years, before retiring as a Professor of History in 2008. During that time, he served the UCI not only as a scholar, but also as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Acting Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, and Director of the Program in Comparative Cultures. For more information about Professor Bruce's career visit the website: www.humanities.uci.edu Dickson Bruce, also known as Dave, is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary Watson-Bruce, his daughter and son-in-law, Emily S. Bruce and Justin R. McCrary and grandchildren, Lila J. McCrary and Ezekiel H. McCrary. The Department of History at UC Irvine has established the Dickson Bruce Graduate Research Award as an ongoing memorial to Prof. Bruce. To contribute to the award or for further information please contact: Marijana Lekousis, marijana@uci.edu or 949-824-1342. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers contribution be made to the award.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 13 to Dec. 14, 2014
Candelaria, Hector (In Memoriam)  
February 12, 1955 - December 15, 1989 ETERNALLY LOVED, FOREVER MISSED... MICHAEL R. MORET, M.D.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 1 to Dec. 15, 2014
Cleary, Patrick John  
April 20, 1937 - December 6, 2014 Patrick (Pat) John Cleary was 77 years old and a resident of West Covina, California. Patrick passed away on December 6, 2014. Patrick was born on April 20, 1937, and was married to his high school sweetheart, Mary Mercedes Cleary, for 57 years. He retired from the Culver City Police Department in 1987 and went from Army reserve to active duty prior to the beginning of Desert Storm until 1997. He enjoyed playing golf with his grammar school buddies, being active in the Alumni Association for his alma mater Cathedral High School and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife Mary, and children Michelle (Cleary) Eiser and her husband David Eiser, Elizabeth (Cleary) Neapolitan and her husband David Neapolitan, James Cleary, Stephanie Cleary, Annette Cleary, his grand children Nicole (Eiser) Brambila and her husband Lorin Brambila, Patrick Eiser, Emily Neapolitan, Robert Neapolitan, Madeleine Neapolitan and his great grand-daughter Eilee Brambila who was the apple of his eye. He was a humble gentleman with a keen sense of humor, who was loyal to his family and friends. Patrick "played like a champion" every day. He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. Services will be held Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Saint Louis of France Church 13935 East Temple Avenue in La Puente, CA. Viewing at 10:00 am, Mass at 10:30 am. Graveside services at 1:15 pm, Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside CA.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 13 to Dec. 15, 2014
Conger, Lin  
July 14, 1933 - November 25, 2014 Lin was born in San Diego and moved to West Los Angeles where he attended Overland Avenue Grammar School and Louis Pasteur Jr. High School. He graduated in 1951 from Hamilton High where he met, and later married, Marvel Martin. Lin was an honors student and a good athlete. He played halfback for the Hamilton Yankees and was remembered for catching the winning touchdown pass against LA High, a team Hamilton had not beaten since 1933. He graduated from USC with a degree in business and served in the US Army in Counter Intelligence in Korea, from 1957-1959. In 1969, with close friend, John Tracy, he founded the Telos Corporation, supplying specialized software and computer programs for military operations. In 1985 with over 500 employees and technicians throughout the USA, he took the company public and retired to his home in Pacific Palisades. Lin and Marvel were married in March 1955 and were in line to celebrate their 60th anniversary. He is survived by his children, son Craig and daughter Stacy, his grandchildren, Allison, Evan and Madeline and brother, Don Conger also a Hamilton and USC graduate, and his dog, Misty. He leaves countless friends who respected his uncompromising commitment to Truth. He lived a life of dignity and respect for others and never compromised on doing his best. Lin was not a member of any formal religion, but he described himself as a "christian with a small c." He was a born leader who loved playing Bridge and was given the soubriquet "Facts Conger" because of his insistence in learning every last detail of any situation. A celebration of Lin's life will be announced at a later date. Contact : Gates, Kingsley and Gates Santa Monica
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 12 to Dec. 14, 2014
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