Louis Laurance Litwin
1929 - 2019
BORN
1929
DIED
2019
FUNERAL HOME
Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills
6300 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, CA
November 23, 1929 - August 18, 2019 Louis L. Litwin, beloved husband and father, died of heart failure Sunday, August 18, 2019, in Woodland Hills. He was 89 years old. He was born in Detroit and raised in Los Angeles. He graduated from Dorsey High School, U.C.L.A., and Loyola Law School. He excelled in gymnastics in high school and before entering Loyola, he served in the military. He was previously married to Eleanor Benveniste and is survived by their daughter, Laurel Carpenter. He was a partner in the law firm of Litwin & Barouh for over 50 years. He married Linda Spence in 1965, and they raised five daughters: Amber Zeidler (Paul), Carmel Wooley (Chris), Gamble Bresee (who died in 2008), Brandy Granof (Eric) and Summer Litwin. He is also survived by his sister, Shirley Borks. Lou had a beautiful voice, both speaking and singing. He enjoyed playing basketball with friends on the weekends. He was an avid amateur radio operator, won trophies in Toastmasters, and served as a reserve police officer for South Pasadena, reaching the rank of Commander. A licensed minister, he officiated at dozens of weddings. He and his partners owned The Continental Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas during the 1980s. He was still employed, adjudicating parking ticket disputes for South Pasadena and San Gabriel. Death caught him by surprise. He and Linda had a second home in the Kern County foothills where he spent a good deal of time. He was a wonderful husband and father, a world traveler, a quiet, generous man, who was loved and respected. He is survived by his wife, five daughters, nine grandchildren: Alex Carpenter, Normandie, Giamaica, Zane and Quest Zeidler, Dillon Oleata, Tucker Wooley, and Scarlett and Sawyer Granof, plus an honorary granddaughter, Ericka Villatoro and great-granddaughter, Avery. Services will be held August 25 and 26 at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills. (323) 769-7365.
Published by Los Angeles Times from Aug. 21 to Aug. 24, 2019.
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It was a joy to have known you.
Jim Edwards
Friend
August 30, 2021
One of the Best Friends & Boss that I had the pleasure to work for. Many missed his qualities, but not me. He was a good honest man. I will never forget him coming to my 50th Birthday party. He went out of his way to be there.

May God Bless you & your Family. Linda, lots of Love. May God bring you peace.




Karen Belcore
Friend
February 26, 2020
I was Lou's Director of Hotel Ops for 2 years in Las Vegas. We remodeled his 16 yr old hotel with in house labor. Lou was one of my favorite bosses ever. Kind, caring and above all he appreciated my affinity for the Truth, as did Al his partner. I was so happy when I worked for Lou, and met his beautiful wife Linda. I did my best to never let him down. I found that all that took was being a hard worker and being honest. Two things I prided myself on, and that Lou respected. I know that heaven has one heck of an Angel up there and with Lou, they have to be having a party to beat all parties! God Bless you Lou, and know that you coming to my 50th Birthday made it so special (years ago). My love to you and your family. I thank God for blessing me with a Boss and a Friend as kind and caring as you. I will deeply miss you, you Crazy Guy! Don't forget your jogging clothes while your making your rounds in heaven like you did through the halls of the Hotel. Thank you for all you passed on to us, and to me.
Karen Belcore
November 24, 2019
The L&B (Litwin & Barouh) Girls honor Lous memory today with love, respect and deep admiration. The 6 of us worked for him for many years in the 70s & will always remember his kindness, his sense of humor and his spirit. We all loved him and send our heartfelt condolences to all who mourn his loss. Sincerely, Charlene Tobisman
Bernice Sweet
Linda Palitz
Joan Hadel
Dorothy Rosillo
Angie Gerber
Charlene Tobisman-Davis
Coworker
August 26, 2019
So deeply sorry for your loss, Summer. Sending you and your family love.
Charity Kelly
Acquaintance
August 26, 2019
So sorry to hear about Lou's passing. I had the pleasure of working with him in South Pasadena and enjoyed every minute of that experience. God's speed, Lou. You left a huge legacy here on earth. I hope they know what they're getting in Heaven!
Sean Fox
August 26, 2019
Not too many people can say they worked for an attorney, a singer, a cop, a judge (and so much more) all at the same time and all while getting down to business and having fun doing it. God speed Lou. Sending thoughts of peace and strength to Linda and family.
Dorothy Rossillo
August 25, 2019
a loved one
August 25, 2019
What a beautiful smile he had. Just like you, Brandy. Im so sorry for your loss. Love and hugs to you all. Jen and Jeff Witten
Jen Witten
Friend
August 25, 2019
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In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Bernice (Sweet) Barnow
Coworker
August 24, 2019
Summer, we are thinking of you and your family.
Julie Conn
Friend
August 23, 2019
Brandy I am very sorry for your loss.
Bill Smith
Friend
August 22, 2019
Very sad to hear the news. Mr. Litwin was a staple personality of our neighborhood for so many years. Prayers to all.
Eric Cohen
Neighbor
August 22, 2019
So very sorry for your loss, he was such a kind man!
Diane Kort
Friend
August 22, 2019
Our hearts go out to Lous family. We only knew him a short time but he was a pleasure to know and we enjoyed hearing about his life stories. Such a kind smile and way about him. We will miss him. Godspeed.
Dan and Nancy Carter
August 22, 2019
Lou made a couple of clichés come to life: he truly was "one of a kind" and he truly did "live life to the fullest." He was my brother-in-law for 54 years, ever since he had the taste and good fortune to marry my sister Linda. I admired him from the outset: whip smart, witty, handsome and terrifically generous, he was easy to look up to. I even asked him to officiate at my first wedding, and he graciously did, despite some literal obstacles that made it quite the day to remember. My mother thought the world of Lou, and that says it all.
You'll be missed, brother. May you rest easy, and may your memory be a blessing.
Murray Miles
August 22, 2019
Heartfelt condolences to the family. May God give your heart peace and comfort.
August 21, 2019
Eric Granof
August 21, 2019
Eric Granof
August 21, 2019
Eric Granof
August 21, 2019
Eric Granof
August 21, 2019
One of the kindest, most honest and thoughtful men I have ever known. Louis' life was that of a modern renaissance man. His list of life experiences is both long and distinguished. From lawyer to police commander to soldier to hotel owner to judge to recording artist to gymnast to part time farmer, Louis approached everything that he did with both professionalism and class. His professional accomplishments were only outmatched by his personal ones and his love for his beautiful wife Linda and his six daughters, Laurie, Amber, Carmel, Gamble, Brandy and Summer. He wasn't just a man you wanted to be around, he was a man that you wanted to be like. I feel extremely blessed to have not only known Louis, but lucky to have been part of his family for these many years. He will be sorely missed.
Eric Granof
Family
August 21, 2019
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