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McMillan, Raymond  
Raymond Gerald McMillan, 91 Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on August 12, 1923, Raymond slipped across the vale and passed into eternity at 12:38AM, July 21, 2015, 22 days shy of his 92nd birthday. Ray was married to Verna from September 7, 1946 until her passing on November 27, 2012. Survived by his children: Leslie (Sandra), Donald, Eileen, and Lawrence (Pamela); 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. The youngest of 7 farm children born to Walter and Catherine McMillan, Ray was the proverbial man with 9 lives, having cheated death at least 8 times. His first and middle names were the names of two elder brothers who each died in infancy. The only member of his family to be born in a hospital, he was severely scalded in the hospital nursery when the hot water heater exploded, leaving a large scar on his back visible well into adulthood. As a toddler playing with his brother in the barn, he slipped through the hay rack and hung by his neck until rescued by his mother. As a teenager he was struck by lightning while operating the steel harvesting machine. When his bomber was shot down over Alsace-Lorraine during WWII, of the 7 man crew he was the sole survivor. He also survived colon cancer in his 70's and melanoma in his 80's. After his bomber was shot down, Ray spent the next 9 months in German POW camps. During this time his sisters Theresa and Clare made the acquaintance of a beautiful young lady named Verna Jurkowski. They shared their brother's plight with Verna and asked her to pray for him. This she did, her prayers were answered, and they married about a year after Ray's repatriation. Serving as a police officer with the Winnipeg PD after the war, he later made the insurance industry his career after moving his young family to Southern California in 1953. He and Verna purchased a new home in Long Beach the following year and there raised their 4 children. In 1965 he proudly swore allegiance as a new American citizen. Ever active in his church, he was one of the founders of St. Maria Goretti parish in Long Beach and was also Grand Knight twice for the Msgr. Cawley council of the Knights of Columbus. After retiring, Ray and Verna traveled extensively and Ray assembled a detailed family genealogical history treasured by relatives near and far. Upon the passing of his beloved wife of 66 years, Ray was inconsolable, a living testimony of the truth of Genesis 2:18: "It is not good that the man should be alone." Early this year he wrote "I met Verna and all was well with the world. Now I just need to return to her in heaven and thereafter be with her for all eternity." He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by all of his children and two grandchildren. Although it is hard to see him go, we are all grateful that we were able to be there when the time came. We were able to read the Scriptures and pray over him. He took his last breath only about a minute or two after the last Scripture was read. God is good. Rosary: 6PM Thursday, July 30, 2015. Funeral: 11AM Friday, July 31, 2015. Both at All Souls Cemetery Chapel, 4400 Cherry Ave, Long Beach, CA. Please sign the guestbook at www.presstelegram.com/obits
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Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram from July 29 to July 31, 2015

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Barackman, Daniel Ray  
Daniel Ray Barackman Daniel Ray Barackman passed away on July 23, 2015 in his home in Long Beach, CA, from heart failure following the chemotherapy from multiple battles with lymphoma. Dan was born in Long Beach on January 24, 1938 along with his twin brother, Don, attended Longfellow Elementary, Hughes Jr. High, and graduated from Long Beach Poly in 1955. With a strong desire to serve others and aspirations of joining the clergy, Dan attended Sterling College in Kansas for one year, then returned home to continue his education. In 1958 Dan was drafted into the army and served in Heilbronn, Germany working teletype/radio communication. During his time in Germany he worked with the Chaplain, taught Sunday School, and actually helped to smuggle bibles into East Germany! After his two years in the service he returned to Long Beach to continue his education. It was in a math class at Long Beach City College where he first met Judy. After finally convincing Judy to go on a date, he treated her to pizza and the drive-in. They continued to date until they married on May 18, 1962. In April, 1961, Dan joined the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department, where he could continue his calling to serve others. Dan spent 32 years as a Deputy Sheriff until he retired as a Lieutenant in 1993. In "retirement" Dan spent his time active in his church, Grace First Presbyterian Church, then Lakewood First, as an Elder, Deacon, and a Parish Visitor. Dan was involved in the expansion of the Parish Visitor program, creating a training program and establishing liaisons with other care facilities. He also volunteered at the Long Beach Aquarium working with the Puffins and other diving birds. Throughout his life, Dan enjoyed camping, fly fishing, golfing, watching baseball, operating his ham radio, and spending time with his family. Dan is survived by his loving wife, Judith A. Barackman; son, Robert A. Barackman and his wife Katrina; son Clifford R. Barackman; grandchildren Dylan and Ethan Barackman; Dan's sister Donna Robertson; niece Denise Dallape and family; niece Devon Decker and family; nephew Dennis Robertson and family. A memorial service to celebrate Dan's life will be held at Grace First Presbyterian Church, 3955 N. Studebaker Road, Long Beach, CA on Saturday, August 1 at 2:00 PM. A reception will follow in the church's ministry center. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Daniel Barackman Endowment at Grace First Presbyterian. Please sign the guestbook at www.presstelegram.com/obits .
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Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram from July 28 to July 30, 2015
Cincola, Michele "Mike"  
Michele "Mike" Cincola Age 72, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at his home in Long Beach, where he lived for 51 years. He was born July 18, 1943 in Pittsburgh, PA. The son of Emidio Cincola and Pauline Battaglia. On May 16, 1964 he married Pamela Webster and began a lifetime of love. He was a world class husband, father and son. He is remembered by his smile, creativity and generosity. He is survived by his wife, Pamela; sister, Toni; son, Mike and wife, Suzanne; daughter, Samantha; and granddaughters, Olivia, Alaina and Lily. A celebration of Michele's Life: Sunday, August 2, from 2 to 4 pm at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 5236 E. Los Altos Plaza Long Beach, CA 90815. Please sign the guest book at www.presstelegram.com/obits .
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Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram from July 28 to July 30, 2015
Hunter, Hugh Howard  
Hugh Howard Hunter 8/21/24 - 7/24/15 Hugh was born in Coogee Bay, Sydney, Australia. Hugh started working as a Merchant Marine in 3/5/1940 to 1953. He was torpedoed off the coast cape lookout, on the East Coast of North Carolina. In late 1942, he eventually joined onto an American ship. After a couple of trips out on the Atlantic sea Coast, he made his way to the West Coast, where he continued shipping out and met the love of his life, Evangelina Bernal. They married in January 1948. Hugh helped raise her 2 sons, Frank Mendoza and Richard Leyva, and then had 3 sons together, Hugh Hunter Jr. and twins, Steven and Michael Hunter. Hugh started working as a longshoreman and became member of the ILWU. He said it was the best years of his life. After retirement, he joined the ILWU Southern California Pensioners Group and spent retirement with Pensioners until his death. He would go down to the dispatch hall to have coffee with friends, weekly meetings and participated in whatever needed his help. He was married for 62 years to Evangelina until her death in 2010; he was devoted to his wife. His sons, Frank, Richard, Steven and Hugh predeceased him. Hugh is survived by his son, Michael Hunter, who took care of him. I would like to thank all the ILWU members for visiting my father and wives for support, visits, calls and bringing home cooked meals for my father and I. Please sign the guest book at www.presstelegram.com/obits .
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Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on July 30, 2015
Lance, Jerome E. (Featured)  
Jerome E. Lance, a well-regarded former chief of the Long Beach Police Department, died Saturday after battling cancer, police officials announced Wednesday. He was 72. Lance worked for the department for 38 years, serving as its chief from 1999 to 2002. He began his career with the department in 1964 and worked various assignments before his promotion to chief.
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Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on July 30, 2015
White, Robert H.  
Robert (Bob) H. White Robert (Bob) H. White passed away on July 26, 2015 peacefully in his home of 51 years in Long Beach, CA. He was born in Rucker, MO in 1919 to James and Pearl. He entered the Coast Guard at the early age of 17 years, where he served as a chief radio operator for 9 years. After serving his country he became a traveling Driver's License examiner for the DMV and later a manager for 33 years. In his life, he enjoyed traveling with his family, building a family home, collecting HO model trains ("rolling stock") as he would say, and was an avid 49'er fan. He is survived by his wife, Mary of almost 70 wonderful married years; daughters, Pam and Cindy; grandchildren, Howie, Mikey and Melissa; 7 great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Carmen; and many nieces and nephews. In his life, he showed his family and the people around him what love, strength and kindness looked like. He will be missed by all of us. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, St. Liz Hospice, Inc., Long Beach Rescue Mission or Precious Life Shelter in Los Alamitos. Funeral Service, Friday at 11 am at Luyben Dilday Mortuary with Entombment at Ocean View Cemetery in Eureka, CA. Please sign the guest book at luybendilday.com . Luyben Dilday Mortuary 562-425-6401
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Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on July 30, 2015

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Cozart, Lelia Jean  
Lelia Jean Cozart LELIA JEAN COZART was born on April 23, 1929, in Grafton, West Virginia, to the union of Homer and Virginia Howell; she was the eldest of five girls. Lelia, better known as Lil, earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry/Biology in June 1951. She married Thomas Cozart on October 1, 1955, and had one son, Jeffrey Seth Cozart, born on September 3, 1961. During the same year she was married, she earned her Registered Nurse (RN) diploma and continued her education by earning her Masters of Business Administration degree in January 1991. Lil began her nursing career at Long Beach Memorial Hospital in 1957. She spent the next thirty-five years working at Long Beach Memorial as a Nursing Instructor, Director of Nursing, Education Coordinator, Staff Development Coordinator and Training Specialist. During her time at Long Beach Memorial, Lil planned, developed and implemented curriculum for employees as well as nursing programs for local colleges and universities. She facilitated and implemented seminars and served as a committee member to publish a nursing procedures manual for use at the State level. Lil was an active member in her community and was devoted to her involvement in the Literacy Council. She was known as a strong advocate for education and was known in her neighborhood and surrounding areas as a great mentor and tutor. Lil's memory will be cherished by her son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Kathleen Cozart, her two surviving sisters, Virginia Tibbs and Sylvia Brown as well as countless other family and friends. Services will be held Friday July 31st at 2pm at Forest Lawn in Long Beach. Please sign the guestbook at www.presstelegram.com/obits .
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Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on July 29, 2015
Dahl, Betty Ann  
Betty Ann Dahl Age 87, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015. Betty was born January 18, 1918 in Lake Benton, MN. On July 28, 1946 Betty married the love of her life, her high school sweetheart, Calvin Dahl, who had just been discharged from the U.S. Army. They were happily married for 49 years. Cal and Betty moved to California in 1955, where they settled on Studebaker Rd. in Long Beach. They were charter members of Christ Lutheran Church in Long Beach and raised their children in a warm and loving Christian home. Betty touched the lives of many children in the Long Beach area by serving as Director of Christ Lutheran Church Pre School for twenty-eight years. Betty is survived by her son, Jeffrey (Vickie); daughter, Rebecca (Matthew) and four grandchildren who were dear to her heart. A celebration of Betty's life: Sunday, August 9th, 2:00 p.m. Christ Lutheran Church, 6500 Stearns St. Long Beach. Please sign the guest book at www.presstelegram.com/obits .
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Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on July 29, 2015

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Landerville, Scott  
Landerville, Scott Anthony Scott Anthony Landerville was born on January 29, 1959 in Torrance, California to Lloyd and Mabel Landerville. He lived in Lakewood, California and passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. He leaves behind an older brother, Tim Landerville, an older sister, Elaine Lane, and younger brother, Jon Landerville. He was married on August 2, 1979 to Patrice (Earhart) Landerville in Redondo Beach, California. They had two biological daughters, Sara Jovel and Mary Jones. He adopted son, Cristian Delgado. Between the three children there are 8 grandchildren. He also leaves behind 6 nieces and 4 nephews, along with 3 great-nieces and 4 great-nephews. for services www.allsoulsmortuary.com
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Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on July 25, 2015
Santucci, Colette  
Colette Santucci Colette was born on October 18, 1935 in Ohio. She entered eternal rest on July 22, 2015 peacefully with her family by her side. She is survived by her devoted husband, Kenneth and her loving children, Anna, Susan, Kenneth Jr., Patrick, Theresa, Francis, Paul, Monica, Christopher, David, Peter, Jerome, Mark, Anastasia, Gregory and Rebecca. She is also survived by her grandchildren, siblings and other extended family. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, 7/28/15 from 6-8 with the vigil at 7pm and A Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, 7/29/15 at 11am, both at St. Bartholomew Church in Long Beach, CA. Please visit allsoulsmortuary.com for more detailed information and to leave condolences for the family. (562) 424-8601
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Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on July 26, 2015
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