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Lisa Madonna Mungaray
12/22/1960 - 09/16/2021 Our beloved Lisa Madonna Mungaray entered into the rest of her Savior, Christ Jesus, after a long and courageous fight against cancer. She was sixty years old. Lisa lived a life of sacrifice, service, and generosity. She was devoted to preaching the Gospel... Read More
Green Hills Mortuary & Memorial Chapel
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 26, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Stanley Sarkisian
08/21/1963 - 09/13/2021 Stanley was born in Inglewood and raised in Torrance, California. Stan was very good at striking up conversations and liked to meet and converse with new aquaintances, especially people from other cultures. He liked to read dictionaries, world atlases and travel... Read More
Green Hills Mortuary & Memorial Chapel
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 26, 2021.
Commander James Lyall Barrett USN (Ret)
Commander James Lyall Barrett, USN (Ret) May 2, 1933 - Sept. 19, 2021 Resident of Livermore, California CDR James Lyall Barrett was born May 2, 1933 in San Pedro, California. Following graduation in 1952 from Narbonne High School in Lomita, California he was called to active duty... Read More
Graham-Hitch Mortuary
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 26, 2021.
Henia Fishman
October 1, 1937 - September 21, 2021 Henia Fishman, 83, passed away September 21st. She was born in Poland outside of Warsaw and was the only child of Jenta (Yenta) and Aaron Rubin and adopted by a Polish couple who hid her during most of WWII. At 20 Henia moved to the US in the 1950s... Read More
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 26, 2021.
Mike Reynolds
July 20, 1948 - September 8, 2021 Mike was raised in Manhattan Beach and El Segundo, graduating from El Segundo High in 1966. Growing up he developed a lifelong passion for surfing and motorcycles. Surfing the M.B. pier and riding his Honda 50 on the streets and fields of El Segundo... Read More
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 26, 2021.
Nina Satalich
Nina Satalich of Campbellsville, formerly of San Pedro, California, daughter of the late Andro Greget and Vinka Mardesich Greget, was born on May 25, 1933 in San Pedro, California. She died at 9:00 P.M., Friday, September 17, 2021 in Campbellsville, KY at the age of 88. She united... Read More
Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 26, 2021.
Herbert Wildfeuer
Jan 1, 1937 - Sept 1, 2021 Herbert Leo Wildfeuer of Gardena, California, passed away at age 84 on September 1, 2021, at his home. Herb was born in Schofweg, Germany, on January 1, 1937. One of twelve children of Georg and Therese Wildfeuer, Herb grew up in a loving family and enjoyed... Read More
Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions- McMillan Center
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 26, 2021.
Friday, September 24, 2021
Linzie Rell Gambo
Linzie Rell Gambo, age 69, of San Pedro, California, died on August 14, 2021 at home with family. She is survived by her Partner, Everett E. "Skip" Boise, and Mother, Mary Ann Gambo, and her extended family of cousins: Teresa Diaz, Marcy Kaupkio, Eddie Jr and April, Maese, Dell Almarez... Read More
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 24, 2021.
Mary Garnica
Jan. 23, 1936 - Sept. 7, 2021 Mary Garnica was born on January 23, 1936, in Torrance, CA to Wenseslado and Martina Levario Madrigal. Mary was called home on September 7, 2021, at her home in Long Beach, CA, in the presence of your loving daughters Sally, Lisa, Rosie and her niece... Read More
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 24, 2021.
Thursday, September 23, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Joe John Lopez
Joe Lopez 88, formerly a 37-year resident of Torrance, CA, died on August 19, 2021, from complications of Covid-19. Joe was born in Los Angeles, CA. Joe is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Judith Louise; their 2 children, Shawn Lopez and Suzanne Miller; Shawn's wife Julie... Read More
Green Hills Mortuary & Memorial Chapel
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 23, 2021.
Dr. Thomas Stanley Hartwick
Our beloved Tom passed away at home on September 2, 2021, after a long bout with stroke complications. He was born on March 19, 1931, in the town of Vandalia, Illinois. He was one of seven children of William and Bernice Hartwick. He grew up on a farm and worked hard his whole life... Read More
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 23, 2021.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Irvin "Mike" Nissen
Irvin "Mike" Nissen March 26, 1930 - September 11, 2021 Born and raised Kamar Iowa, Mike passed away peacefully on September 11th of natural causes at the age of 91. Mike worked his way through school and had his first teaching job in a country school there. Mike joined the Navy and... Read More
McNerney's Mortuary - San Pedro
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 21, 2021.
David B. Brown
04/09/1947 - 09/17/2021 David Brown, 74, formerly of Manhattan Beach, CA and residing in Jeffersonville, VT died at his home on September 17, 2021. Please visit awrfh.com for David's full obituary. Read More
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 21, 2021.
James Eugene Leaf
07/02/1936 - 09/03/2021 James Eugene Leaf, age 85, passed peacefully in the early hours of September 3rd with his family by his side. James was born July 2nd, 1936 in Dayton, OH to Daniel & Mabel Leaf. He was one of seven siblings. His family ended up moving to California where... Read More
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 21, 2021.
Monday, September 20, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Shirley Snow
10/31/1930 - 06/28/2021 Services will be held at 2pm, Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 at Green Hills Memorial Chapel. Read More
Green Hills Mortuary & Memorial Chapel
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 20, 2021.
Sunday, September 19, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Christopher Stephen Neff
Christopher Stephen Neff August 8,1980 - September 7, 2021 Christopher Stephen Neff, 41, of Lakewood passed away suddenly from complications of Covid -19. Chris was preceded in death by his father, Steven Neff. Chris was born in Hawthorne to Renee (Herrera) and Steven Neff. He graduated... Read More
McNerney's Mortuary - San Pedro
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 19, 2021.
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Wilma Jean Reitz
It is with deep sadness that we mourn the passing of Wilma Jean Reitz on September 10, 2021 at the age of 86. Wilma will be lovingly remembered as a proud and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Born in Platte Center, Nebraska, on August 20, Wilma enjoyed a wonderful... Read More
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 18, 2021.
Jack Williams
March 27, 1931 - September 2, 2021 Jack Conner Williams, 90, of Avon, CT, beloved husband of Beverly Ann (Ladiges) Williams, died peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, September 2, 2021. Born in Pomona, CA, Jack was the son of the late Wilbur and Irene (Conner) Williams... Read More
Carmon Community Funeral Homes
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 18, 2021.
Friday, September 17, 2021
Clarence A. Blake
Sept. 23, 1926 - Sept. 8, 2021 Clarence A. Blake passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2021. He was born in Dallas, WV, the oldest son of Glenn and Mary Ann Blake. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and four brothers. He retired from the US Postal Service in Torrance... Read More
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 17, 2021.
Audrie Lois Freeman Wing
May 8, 1925 - August 17, 2021 Early August 17th Audrie Wing passed away in her home, calm, comfortable, and without pain at 96 years old. She lived a rich and happy life, married 59 years to Russell, an accomplished musician, and had three children, Janice, David and Chris. Audrie... Read More
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 17, 2021.
Mary Halkett
Mary L. Halkett passed away peacefully on September 6, 2021, in her home of nearly 50 years in Palos Verdes, California. She died at home with her children Kent, Jim and Kate by her side. Born to Rudolph (Rudy) and Lolita Hickey in Sacramento, Mary was an only child blessed with the... Read More
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 17, 2021.
Agnes Bowen Moran
March 4, 1932 - Aug. 29, 2021 Agnes Moran passed away Sunday, August 29, 2021 at home in Rancho Palos Verdes. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on March 4, 1932, the youngest child of Edmund and Agnes T. Bowen. Until illness intervened, Agnes enjoyed bowling and tennis in the company of... Read More
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 17, 2021.
Julian Robert Ramos
1/29/60 - 7/31/21 Died at the age of 61 surrounded by his beloved family. Predeceased by his younger brother George, his mother Rosemarie and his father Bobby Ramos. Survived by his wife Cheryl, sons Jarric, Jordan, and his daughter Juliana, his brothers John and Vincent. He loved... Read More
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 17, 2021.
Thursday, September 16, 2021
DODIE FILLER
Dodie Filler Dodie Filler was a one-in-a-million wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend. She passed away peacefully at her home August 27, 2021. Dodie lived her life to the fullest over her 90 years. Born in Brooklyn, NY to Arthur and Madeline Gardner, she... Read More
Published in Palos Verdes Peninsula News on Sep. 16, 2021.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Betty Jo Dunaway
Betty Jo Dunaway passed away peacefully on September 5, 2021 in Phoenix, AZ. She was 84. Betty graduated from University High School in Santa Monica in 1955 and the Univ of Redlands in 1988. She was a long time resident of Lomita, CA and Tucson, AZ. Betty was preceded in death by... Read More
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 15, 2021.
Daniel Bradford Gorham
Daniel Bradford Gorham, 63 years old, passed away in New York City after one final family hospital hangout, on August 19, 2021. Dan resided in McLean, Virginia with his beloved wife of 34 years, Michela Gorham. Dan was born in Torrance, California and grew up on the Palos Verdes Peninsula... Read More
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 15, 2021.
Karen Linden
04/24/1938 - 08/14/2021 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Karen Linden, a long-time resident of San Pedro, CA. Karen was born on April 24, 1938, and passed away August 14, 2021, at the age of 83. She will be missed by so many friends, neighbors, church members and... Read More
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 15, 2021.
Monday, September 13, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Thomas Anastassiou
Mar 24, 1919 - Sept 4, 2021 Thomas (Tom) Anastassiou, 102, of Palos Verdes Estates, California, passed away on September 4th. Tom was predeceased by his wife, Jennie; they were married for 58 years. Tom was born in Greece and immigrated with his family to the United States in the... Read More
Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions- Rice Center
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 13, 2021.
Sunday, September 12, 2021
Mary Cecilia Naylor
Jan. 8, 1961 - Aug. 17, 2021 Mary Cecilia Naylor passed away on Tuesday, August 17 after a prolonged illness. She leaves behind her husband, Laurence DeShields II of Seattle, WA; sister, Catherine (Katy) and brother-in-law, Greg Ostheimer of Stamford, CT; brother, Michael and sister-in-law... Read More
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 12, 2021.
Saturday, September 11, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Dr. Kenneth Martin Sax
December, 1931 - July 27, 2021 Veteran surgeon Ken Sax died in the early hours of July 27, 2021, his towering 89-year-old frame quietly succumbing to vascular dementia in his peaceful Rancho Palos Verdes home after a protracted battle. Dr. Sax was surrounded by family and his beloved... Read More
Green Hills Mortuary & Memorial Chapel
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 11, 2021.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Frank Valenza
May 31, 1951 - September 4, 2021 It is with extreme sadness and broken hearts that Frank Joseph Valenza passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 4th, 2021. He was born on May 31st, 1951 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is survived by his wife MaryAnn of 43 years and six children Rose... Read More
McNerney's Mortuary - San Pedro
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 11, 2021.
JAMES HAJIME YAMAMOTO
James Yamamoto, 85 and a longtime resident of Rancho Palos Verdes, died peacefully on August 15, 2021 at Providence Little Company of Mary San Pedro. He is survived by his wife Ann, son Mark and his wife Colleen, daughter Susan Yamamoto, and son Jordan and his wife Lyn, 5 grandchildren... Read More
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 11, 2021.
Friday, September 10, 2021
Mary Cecilia Naylor
Mary Cecilia Naylor passed away on Tuesday, August 17 after a prolonged illness. She leaves behind her husband, Laurence DeShields II of Seattle, WA; sister, Catherine (Katy) and brother-in-law, Greg Ostheimer of Stamford, CT; brother, Michael and sister-in-law, Victoria Naylor of... Read More
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 10, 2021.
Michelle Azar-Valentine
Sept. 15, 1946 - Aug. 14, 2021 Michelle Azar-Valentine, 74, passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at her home in Palos Verdes Estates in the arms of her husband of 44 years while overlooking the Santa Monica Bay which she loved. During her seven-week battle with pancreatic cancer... Read More
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 10, 2021.
Shirley Leach
July 20, 1937 - September 4, 2021 Shirley Ann Leach (nee Kidd) of Palos Verdes Estates, California, passed away peacefully on September 4, 2021. Shirley was born in Wellington, New Zealand on July 20, 1937, the eldest daughter of Samuel Irwin Kidd and Muriel Kidd (nee Sutcliffe).... Read More
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 10, 2021.
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Jack Carroll Cameron
JACK CARROLL CAMERONMay 8, 1928 - August 9, 2021Jack Carroll Cameron passed away peacefully on August 9, 2021 at the age of 93. In his final days, he was surrounded by his loving wife of 64 years, Barbara, and their children. Jack was a true Renaissance man: an accomplished businessman... Read More
Published in Palos Verdes Peninsula News on Sep. 9, 2021.
Robert A. Contrades
July 31, 1950 - Aug. 18, 2021 On August 18 2021, at the age of 71, Robert A. Contrades, a devout Christian, went home to his Lord and Savior. Robert was born in Crescent City, CA. Robert was raised in San Pedro, CA and graduated from San Pedro High School in the winter of 1969. In... Read More
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 9, 2021.
Barbara Ramirez
May 4, 1963 - August 23, 2021 On Monday, August 23, 2021, Barbara Ramirez passed away at the age of 58 at Harbor UCLA Medical Center due to organ failure. Barbara Elena Castro was born in Gardena, California to Edith and George Castro. She lived in Gardena all her life. Barbara married... Read More
Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions- McMillan Center
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 9, 2021.
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Carmela Colonna
05/04/1949 - 08/27/2021 Carmela Colonna (De Luca) passed away peacefully at her home on August 27, 2021, at the age of 72, after an eleven-year battle with cancer. Carmela was born in Ischia, Italy, on May 4, 1949, and was a longtime resident of San Pedro, CA. Carmela loved spending... Read More
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 8, 2021.
Phillip Sierra Munoz
Phillip Sierra Munoz passed away peacefully, surrounded by his children at the age of 91, on Thursday August 26, 2021. Phillip (Pito) was born in Swink, Colorado on May 26, 1930. His parents, Manuel Adalpe Munoz and Melquiades Loretta Sierra Munoz together raised 13 children: Joe... Read More
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 8, 2021.
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Thomas Amalfitano
June 17, 1967 - August 25, 2021 Thomas Henry Amalfitano, age 54, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 25th, 2021. Tommy is survived by his wife, children, grandchilden, parents, extended family, and friends. He was born June 17th, 1967 in San Pedro, Ca. and dedicated his... Read More
McNerney's Mortuary - San Pedro
Published in Daily Breeze from Sep. 6 to Sep. 7, 2021.
Sunday, September 5, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Hans A. Mueller
03/7/1931 - 08/26/2021 It is with tremendous sadness that Jewel Steele announces the passing of Hans A. Mueller; her life partner of 35 years. Born March 7, 1931, in Zrich, Switzerland, Hans was a butcher by trade, working at the family business. Yet his real passion came from figure... Read More
Green Hills Mortuary & Memorial Chapel
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 5, 2021.
George William Bowman Jr.
Nov. 15, 1929 - Aug. 12, 2021 George Bowman, 91, was born in Greenville, Ohio, to George W. Bowman Sr. and Merea Miley Bowman. George remained in Greenville through high school graduation, and though his primary focus was in math and science, he enjoyed music and mastered the accordion... Read More
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 5, 2021.
Brenda R. Davis
February 15, 1950 - December 1, 2020 It is with great sorrow that my family announces the passing of wife and mother, Brenda Davis on December 1, 2020 at the age of 70. That morning without warning, Brenda suffered a massive brain bleed, causing a stroke that took her life within... Read More
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 5, 2021.
Jack Heurlin
5/9/1931 - 8/10/2021 Jack Heurlin, as he was everywhere known, was reunited in heaven with his wife of 63 years, Lora Jean, on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 in Westminster, CO. Jack was born in Chicago, Illinois, on May 9, 1931 to Robert J. Heurlin Sr. and Adele. He attended Wheaton College... Read More
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 5, 2021.
Saturday, September 4, 2021
Nathan Charles Campobasso
It's with great sadness that we announce the death of Nathan C. Campobasso, 88 on August 4, 2021, at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA, from respiratory complications. Born October 6, 1932 in Kansas City, MO, to Mary and Raffaele 'Joe Biff' Campobasso, he enjoyed a wonderful... Read More
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 4, 2021.
Friday, September 3, 2021
Jerry Bollinger
April 20, 1932 - Aug. 25, 2021 Ever the cowboy, he died in his own home with his boots on!! We say goodbye to our father, grandfather, great grandfather, father-in-law, uncle and friend. Jerry Bollinger died in his home in the early hours of August 25 of natural causes at the age... Read More
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 3, 2021.
Grace Densmore
September 25, 1932 - August 27, 2021 Grace M Densmore, known to family and friends as Lynn, passed away on Friday August 27, 2021, after a short illness due to a stroke. Lynn lived in southern California for almost all of her married life. Fifty-five of those years were lived in Palos... Read More
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 3, 2021.
Thursday, September 2, 2021
Jean Barra
1932 - 2021 On Auguts 23rd mom lost her courageous battle for life and left behind her friends and family to be with the Lord. She will be reunited with her mother Ruby, Father Arnold, her husband of 50 years Gilbert (Yogi) and many other family and friends that have been waiting... Read More
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 2, 2021.
Betty Ann Sessions
Betty Ann Sessions (Burch, Jackson) formerly of Torrance, CA. at age 96, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family on August 12, 2021. Betty was born in Farmersberg, Indiana to the late Ohlen Glenn Jackson and Blanche Hazel Herr on June 5, 1925. Betty spent... Read More
Published in Daily Breeze on Sep. 2, 2021.
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