Claus R. Pixley
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Claus R. Pixley, age 94, passed away peacefully at The Breakers of Long Beach in California, on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. Claus was born on April 27, 1918 in Northwood, Iowa to Herbert and Effie Pixley. In Iowa he was actively involved in music and dance. Claus moved to Long Beach, California in the 1940's where he was Captain of The Sky Room. The Hilton now called The Breakers of Long Beach, where The Sky Room is located; is where he spent his final days. In the 1960's, Claus opened and ran a men's clothing store in Downtown Long Beach. Claus will be laid to rest beside his parents and brother in Sunset Cemetery, Northwood, Iowa. Claus loved to dance, travel, and gamble. Claus had an incredible gift for remembering everything. Now, Claus will always be remembered by his dear friend Jesse Brooks. "Mucho Aloha" Claus. Please sign the guest book at www.presstelegram.com/obits.
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on Nov. 7, 2012