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Ira L. Sides, Jr.

Ira L. Sides, Jr., 82, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, February 23, 2012 after a short battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his son, Alan; his brother, Don Sides, and his parents, Dorothy and Ira, Sr. He is survived by Lola, his loving wife of 57 years, and his son, Scott, daughter-in-law, Wendy, and two granddaughters, Becky and Emily. He is also survived by his "foster" daughter, Noriki Garcia, and her husband, Refugio, and their daughter, Esther, as well as many family members, and special friends and neighbors. Ira worked for North American Aviation and its successors, retiring from Rockwell International after 45 years. He served in the US Air Force from 1950 to 1954, serving one year in Korea, and it was while stationed in Florida that he met "his Lola". He was a most generous, kind, intelligent soul and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday, February 29, from 5 – 8 pm at Inglewood Park Mortuary, 3801 West Manchester Blvd in Inglewood. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 1, at 11:30 am at the Inglewood Park Mortuary chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a charity of the giver's choice. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Feb. 28, 2012
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