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Criswell, Fred  
Fred Criswell 1940 - 2016 Born and lived in Long Beach. He was a loving Husband, Brother, Uncle and Friend. Family can be contacted at Please sign the guestbook at
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Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram from Aug. 20 to Aug. 22, 2016
Fisher, Stephen  
Stephen Thomas Fisher Born in San Pedro September 15, 1942, died May 6, 2016 in Bellflower. A graduate of San Pedro High School, class of 1960, attended Waldorf Lutheran College in Forest City, Iowa. Steve served in the United States Army in Germany. He worked for over thirty years for McDonald Douglas/Boeing. He was active in Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Long Beach and St. Andrew's Episcopal in Thousand Oaks. He was a long time member of Toastmasters International, Nicotine Anonymous, and the Hearing Loss Association. He was an avid photographer, fisherman and bridge player. He was predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Ruth Fisher of San Pedro and his wife Linda Dodge Fisher. He is survived by his brother, Scott (Farah) of Signal Hill and his sister, Jane Murphy (Kim) of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, his niece, Kristie Biglin, and nephews: Allen, Christopher and William Fisher and Jonathan Koury. A Celebration of Life will be held at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 370 Junipero, Long Beach, CA on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lutheran World Relief, Nicotine Anonymous or The Hearing Loss Association. Please sign the guestbook at
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Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram from June 1 to Sept. 30, 2016
Kirkpatrick, Bettyanne  
BettyAnne Stewart Kirkpatrick June 15, 1926 - August 12, 2016 BettyAnne Stewart Kirkpatrick, known internationally as the artist BASK, passed away peacefully Friday morning with family at her side. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, she later became active in Long Beach community and philanthropic organizations while gaining world wide recognition as a painter. BettyAnne, a past president of the Cancer League of Long Beach and the Long Beach Art Association, was a Mayor's appointee to the Long Beach Public Corporation for the Arts, named to the Arts Advisory Committee of the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency, served on the Board of Directors of the Long Beach Museum of Art, and was an active contributor to the Long Beach Assistance League, Rick Rackers, the Heart Association, Fine Arts Affiliates, PEO, and Ebell. She was a deaconess for the First Baptist Church of Long Beach and involved in the Los Altos YMCA, her children's schools, and many other civic and philanthropic endeavors. The Press-Telegram ran an article about some of her accomplishments as a painter in Tuesday's edition. BettyAnne is survived by her cherished children, Gary & Rebeccah, Sharon, and John & Jillyn; grandchildren, Megan Arys, Ashlyn Rose, Davis Henry, and Katherine Grace and a myriad of wonderful friends and relatives who will miss her eternal optimism, wit and imagination. Services will be held Saturday, August 20, at 1:30 p.m., at the Chapel in the Sky in Garden Grove. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Musical Theater West or a Cancer charity of your choice. Please sign the guestbook at
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Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram from Aug. 18 to Aug. 20, 2016
Sartain, James  
James Sartain Entered eternal life on August 16, 2016. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Dolores. Jim was born in Kansas, and moved to Long Beach with his family during World War II. He was a proud member of the St. Anthony High School class of 1950. Following a stint in the Army Paratrooper Corps, Jim earned his BA from Long Beach State, and a Master's from USC. He spent his professional life in the aerospace industry, and enjoyed traveling and attending the theater in his retirement. Jim was an active member of St. Hedwig Parish. The greatest joy of his life was his five grandchildren - Sarah, Caroline, Nathan, Frances, and Molly. He is survived by his daughters Julianne Bancroft and Stephanie Herrera, sister Ann Kirby, brother Patrick Sartain, and brother-in-law Cardinal William Levada. A vigil service will be held Wednesday, August 24, at 7:30 p.m., and a funeral Mass will be offered on Thursday, August 25, at 10:00 a.m., both at St. Hedwig Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Jim's name to St. Anthony High School. LUYBEN DILDAY MORTUARY (562)425-6401
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Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on Aug. 21, 2016
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