Louis George De Simone
1933 - 2021
Dec 14 1933 - July 7, 2021 Survived by his three children: John De Simone (Cecille) of Rancho Palos Verdes; Louise Szanto (Terry) of Fort Worth, Texas; Joseph De Simone (Jaci) of San Pedro; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded by his wife of 58 years Evaun, in 2016, his granddaughter Katrina De Simone in 2017, and his brother Robert (Texas) in 2021. Louis was born in Los Angeles in 1933 and graduated from Redondo Union High School in 1950. As a young man he studied music and played classical piano. He earned an Associates degree at El Camino College then attended National Business School in Downtown Los Angeles. Drafted into the United States Army, he served six years. He married his sweetheart, Evaun Gatjens November 27, 1958. Louis and Evaun shared a hobby searching for antiques. Louis was devoted to his family. He grew up after the Depression and at seventeen he drove a Model T as a delivery boy for his grandfather. F. De Simone Grocery, was located on Pacific Ave on the waterfront in the early 30's & 40's. Later he worked at the first Redondo supermarket, De Simone Market, owned by his father John De Simone and family for over 30 years. Louis was a lifelong resident of Redondo and raised his family, on Avenue F. Louis had a talent for electronics and was trained as a Relay Radio Operator in the Army. In the late 70's the family business retired, and Louis attended Harbor Occupational College for a power plant steam boiler's license. From 1978-1991 he worked for San Pedro and Peninsula Hospital maintaining refrigeration and air conditioning. While he raised his three children he took his sons to a local scout group and enjoyed camping. He also read voraciously, mostly about history, and notably about the Old West and the California Gold Rush. The family took many trips together in a Ford Station Wagon to visit Ghost Towns and the Missions of California. Please go to Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions' website, www.LAfuneral.com, to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services. Check back to view the online Video Tribute.

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Published by Palos Verdes Peninsula News on Jul. 20, 2021.
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Linda and Terry Larson
July 26, 2021
So sorry for your loss. I worked at San Pedro Peninsula Hospital for many years. Louis and I and few early riser employees would get together as a breakfast club and have lively discussions. It was a great way to start our days. RIP Louis
Maria Cardinale
July 21, 2021
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