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David Martin Staley

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A life-long resident of the South Bay, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2011 in Gardena. Born in Los Angeles, CA, David was 69 when he died. David graduated from Mt. Carmel High School, Class of 1960. He worked for his father during his high school days at Marty's Food Center in Los Angeles and then later at Marty's Liquorama in Gardena. When his father retired he went to work at Village Liquor in El Segundo and later purchased the store in 1979 and retired in 2003. He had a great love for cars and motorcycles that continued into his retirement, but his greatest love was spending time with his grandkids. David is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jackie Staley of Torrance, CA; his mother, Nell Staley of Torrance, CA; his daughter, Jennifer (Scott) Gaab of Rota, Spain; his daughter, Nicole (Jason) Weber of Manhattan Beach, CA; his grandchildren, Michael Staley-Anderson, Alexis Gaab, Dane Weber, Braden Gaab and Mackenzie Weber; his sister, JoAnne (Desmond) Nelson; and a large extended family. He was preceded in death by his father, Martin Staley. The Service will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel in Torrance on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 11:00am. Burial will follow at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Journey of Faith Children's Ministries, 1243 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or Catholic Charities online at www.catholiccharitiesla.org. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits. Please go to the mortuary's website, www.LAfuneral.com to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services. Check back to view the online video tribute.

Published in Daily Breeze on Mar. 30, 2011
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