Marian Sima
1925 - 2020
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11/14/1925 - 08/25/2020 Marian Sima, beloved wife, mother, Nana, sister, aunt, and friend died peacefully at home on August 25, 2020. Marian was born in San Pedro, California on November 14, 1925 to Mary and Vincenzo Mannino and was a lifelong resident. She married John Sima on November 3, 1946, and together they raised five children. They celebrated 67 years of marriage in 2012, before John's passing in 2013. Marian enjoyed a career at Bank of America, where she was an officer, and in her retirement, enjoyed monthly luncheons with her coworkers. She was active at Mary Star of the Sea Catholic School, where she served as president of the PTO and treasurer of the booster club. Marian cherished her time on the planning committee for her San Pedro High School class reunions, and she participated in them for 70 years. She also adored traveling and spending time in Palm Desert with her sisters Marian is preceded in death by her husband, John Sima; brother, Sam Mannino; Sisters, Mary McMillan and Frances Piro; sister in law, Amelia Riera; and granddaughter, Jayne Sima. Family was everything to Marian, and she leaves a lasting legacy through her children, Carlo (Karen) Sima; Teresa Griffen; Jovan (Michael) Trapani; Ginny Sima; John (Diane) Sima; 30 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; sister, Rose Taylor; niece, Monica (Michael) Turner; and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank her caretakers, Crissy Marshall and Miriam Dickenson for their kind and loving care. Marian will be remembered as a loving wife, supportive mother, and a proud and doting Nana. She was not the type of Nana who would bake, sew, or crochet. She was much more fun than that! Nana was brave enough to ride every roller coaster her grandkids would drag her on, play basketball and volleyball, take tequila shots in Mexico, and had a penchant for shopping for sweaters with pockets. Her favorite activity of all was playing cards with her family. Nana loved to play Canasta, Casino, Pinochle, and Dominoes, and she played to win. After a private ceremony, Marian will be interred at Green Hills Memorial Park. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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Published in Palos Verdes Peninsula News on Aug. 30, 2020.
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September 14, 2020
I was so sorry to hear of your great loss. May you be comforted by memories and surrounded in love by family and friends. I have warm memories of your mom. Thinking of you, Teresa, Jovan, Monica and families and sending prayers.
Melanie Real
September 8, 2020
Condolences from the Bautista Family.. I remember you Mom so well from grammar school at Mary Star,and all the events she would participate in the her kids I grew up with Ginny and John .God Bless the Sima Family ❤
James Bautista
September 2, 2020
Marian Sima was a strong, caring sister, wife, grandmother & great-grandmother. She raised her large family with love, strength & faith.
Our mothers are the storytellers of family history, recipes & jokes. They are our anchor to the past, present & example of our future. What a
wonderful example she was. Rest in Peace, Mrs. Sima. Our deepest condolences to the entire extended Sima family.
Sincerely, Camille (Bozanich) & Marko Gobin & family.
Camille Gobin
September 2, 2020
I have many memories of Mr and Mrs Sima. I’ve been friends with Ginny since first grade. Always had so much fun at their house!! Loved hanging out in Ginny’s bedroom. Your parents were the best. Remember La Conga’s restaurant at lunch time!! Mrs Sima is now reunited with Mr Sima. Love to you Ginny and all of your family.
Carmela Trama Avila
August 31, 2020
In the 70’s I spent a fair amount of time at the Sima’s house being friends with Ginny and John. Loved Mr & Mrs Sima!!! They always treated me well and made me feel welcome in their home. I am deeply sorry for the families loss but know she is happy with Mr Sima! She did raise a great & loving family!! I am fortunate to have known both of the parents and family.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers!
Lucinda Gunn-Traughber
Lucinda Gunn-Traughber
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