Albert Spound

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Spound, Albert Myron April 6, 1926 - February 11, 2013 Author, Inventor and Family Man, Albert Myron Spound, known as Buddy, passed away at the age of 86 on February 11, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Bud was born April 6, 1926 in Brookline, Massachusetts. In 1943, upon graduation from Fitchburg High School, he enlisted in the United States Navy. Buddy became one of the youngest commissioned officers in World War II serving in the Western Pacific as an ensign aboard the LCI (g) 727. After military service, Bud enrolled at UCLA graduating in 1948 with a degree in political science. From 1951, Bud was a principal owner of The Charlton Company, nationally known designers and manufacturers of contemporary furniture. Bud was an inventor and innovator, creating and holding patents for the modern reclining chair with pop-up headrest. In 1980 Buddy, with son Jack, founded The Spound Company, a commercial real estate development firm. Buddy, with his wife Evelyn, was a founder of both The Music Center and MOCA in Los Angeles. In 1986, along with Henry Wilf, Bud created and established the annual Cedars Sinai Sports Spectacular that has raised millions for pediatric care. Buddy's life long passion was the study of history and the evolving political scene. Just this past year Buddy wrote his first book, America For Sale, a history of The United States Supreme Court. His passions also ran to Boston and UCLA sports. Buddy reveled in 2004 as the Red Sox ended his seventy-five year wait for a World Series Championship. And, just this past fall Buddy climbed the steps of The Rose Bowl to see his Bruins beat the Trojans "one more time." Buddy's biggest passion was his family. He is survived by his wife of thirty-five years, Evelyn Spound. He also leaves his loving children Amy Spound, Michael and Heidi Spound, Jack Spound, Corey and Cheryl Spound and Sabrina and Memo Kahan and seven beautiful grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Marcia Loeb, and brother, Joe. Buddy was the best dad, grandpa, husband, brother and little league coach in the world. Donations "In Memory of Bud" should go to: Woodland Hills Sunrise Little League 20058 Ventura Blvd. Woodland Hills, CA 91364.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Feb. 17 to Feb. 24, 2013
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