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Hubert R. Sommers

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September 28, 1930 - June 30, 2015 Hugh was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and moved with his family to St. Louis, Missouri, when he was very young. He then moved to California after earning a BS in Business Administration from the University of Missouri in 1952. He began his career as a lawyer in June of 1960, shortly after receiving his JD from USC. He maintained a law practice for 55 years, the last 18 of which was in partnership with his daughter, Wendi E. Sommers. Hugh was an avid reader, enjoyed traveling and listening to music, and, as a former drummer, favored the jazz music of his contemporaries. He is remembered for his warmth, pragmatism, keen wit, and love and devotion to his family. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jane Toshi, his daughters Laura (Mark) Arana, Wendi (Thomas) Tamura, Jody (Ramon) Icamen, and Jill (Michael) Saletta, grandchildren Megan, Ashley, Emily, Danny, Avery, Kelly, Sean, Colin, Rory, Anthony and Alex, his brother Richard (Phyllis), and many nieces and nephews. A family gathering was held at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills. Donations in his honor may be made to the .
Published in the Los Angeles Times on July 16, 2015
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