Gil Eberhard
Gil Eberhard passed away at the age of 77 on July 16, 2010 at home with his beloved wife, Mary Lou, by his side. Gil was born on August 19, 1932 in Anaheim, California. At the age of 17, Gil's parents moved to Redondo Beach. He attended Redondo Union High School his senior year and was a standout athlete in football, basketball and baseball. After serving his country in the Army for four years, he attended California State University Los Angeles where he received his bachelor's degree. Shortly thereafter, he received his master's degree from Pepperdine University. After college, Gil embarked on a career as an educator/coach. He taught mathematics at Palos Verdes High School since its inception in 1961 until its closure in 1991. In 1966, Gil became the varsity baseball coach and during those 25 years, his teams compiled 332 victories and 8 league titles. In the 1980s, he also served as co-coach of the sophomore football team where his teams amassed a 96-4 record during a ten-year period. Gil was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Lou; his two sons, John (Cindy) and Steve (Kelly); and a daughter, Judi Boudreau (Mike); as well as his four grandchildren, Kristi, Brian, Dalton and Peyton. Gil Eberhard loved life. He lived each day to the fullest. He was known for his quick wit and sense of humor. More importantly, Gil was humble, loyal, honest and derived satisfaction from giving to others. During retirement, Gil enjoyed golfing and his trips with his wife, family and friends to Lake Tahoe and Laughlin. He will be missed by all who had the privilege to know him. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 301 Avenue D in Redondo Beach. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association. Please sign the guestbook at Please go to the mortuary's website, to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services. 
Published by Daily Breeze on Jul. 23, 2010.
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Mr. Eberhard was the most prominent member of the faculty of Palos Verdes High School during the years I attended (1976-80). Not only a great coach but an engaging teacher as well. So sorry to hear of his passing, but rejoicing that is with the Lord.
Don Jennett
August 19, 2010
Coach, sorry to see you go. Play 3-3-4. He was unique in finding a way to make signals using numbers. Also confused opponents always! See you in the next life coach. Tom Flood PVHS 1974
Tom Flood
August 8, 2010
To the Gil Eberhard Family,
Sorry for your loss. I have known Gil since 1966 while I was a Freshman at Palos Verdes High School. What a great man and mentor which words alone cannot explain. We love ya Gil. Your memories will be with all of us forever.

Mike Franich and Family
Palos Verdes Estates, Ca.
Mike Franich
July 31, 2010
To the Eberhard Family,
Your family is part of my family and we feel your pain. The Franich Family has known Gil since 1966 when I was a Freshman at Palos Verdes High School. Gil and his family are a legacy in the South Bay area and we all miss him beyond words. Mary Lou, Steve, John and the rest of the family, we will definitely be at the Memorial to say good bye to a great man and father. We love ya Gil.

Mike Franich and Family
Mike Franich
July 31, 2010
Dear Mary Lou, John, and Steve,
Very sorry to hear of Gil's passing. Will be out of town and unable to attend Memorial. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family.
Sid and Dauna Semon
July 28, 2010
To Steve
Steve we worked together at DP in 1983-1984
I remember your dad coaching the Sea Kings when I played at South.
He was an Excellent Baseball Coach.

Greg Daraban (Las Vegas, NV)
July 27, 2010
Gil was a great man. I will always cherish the privilege I had to learn from him........Steve Cooper
steven cooper
July 26, 2010
To the Eberhards,
We thank Gil for coaching us, teaching us, working with us, and mostly for being our friend. He and mom are probably swapping funny stories right about now. We miss him already!! Nothing but good memories!!!

Kem Muilenburg and family
July 24, 2010
To Marylou, John and Steven
So sorry to hear of the passing of Coach Eberhard. I am the mother of Tommy Spillane who played baseball and football at PV during the seventies.I remember those days so well and all the wonderful memories of Coach Eberhard and your boys playing sports at PV. Please accept our condolences.

Joan and John Arndt
July 24, 2010
We have such fond memories of a kind and helpful Coach Gil Eberhard. He helped so many young people and made them better persons for having known him. Thank you Gil.
Norma Lulejian
July 23, 2010
To Gil Eberhard
Be glad that your life has been full and complete,
Be glad that you' ve tasted the bitter and sweet,
Be Glad that you' ve walked in sunshine and rain,
Be glad that you' ve felt both pleasure and pain
Be Glad that you' ve had such a full happy life,
Be glad for your joy as well as your strife.
Be glad that you' ve walked with courage each day
Be Glad you' ve had strengh for each step of the way'
Be Glad for the comfort that you' ve found in prayer.
Be Glad for God's blessing, His love, and His care.
With Love,
Barbara Paris & Stephen Alyea
July 23, 2010
To the Eberhard family.
I am sorry for your loss!.. I Barbara Paris the nurse had a pleasure to care for him. Mr Eberhard, In the little time we met we bacame very close. I could tell he was reaching out to someone for care. I was glad that I was there for him. Mr Eberhard was a warrior. He tried hard fighting to live. I did my best to give him love, joy, and to encouraged him to live one day at at time. He was looking forward to be Home. I want all of you to know He made it home, a home many of us Christians looking forward to go. May the love of God comfort you
Love In Christ
Barbara Paris & Stephen Alyea
July 23, 2010
Very sorry to hear about Coach Eberhard's passing. He represented PVHS very well for many, many years.

Kevin Heffernan
July 23, 2010
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