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A Lamed-Vavnik has fallen

My mother, Lillian A Fisher was born in Brooklyn to Polish immigrants on the first day of Spring, March 21, 1922. Much later she lived in Culver City for 61 years. Lillian lived by the same advice...

 

Mary K. O'Mara Shery

Mary Kathleen "Katie" Shery was the oldest daughter of Roger W. O'Mara and Mary G. O'Mara. A native of Culver City, she graduated from Notre Dame High and Cal State Northridge with a teaching degree....

 

Memorial for Mike Irvin

A memorial for Mike Irvin, also known as Ekim & Flash will be held on Sunday March 5 at 1:00pm featuring a potluck lunch at the Tattle Tale Lounge located at 5401 S. Sepulveda Boulevard in Culver City. All friends are welcome....

 

Mary K. O'Mara Shery

December 25, 1951 – February 12, 2017 Mary Kathleen "Katie" Shery was the oldest daughter of Roger W. O'Mara and Mary G. O'Mara. A native of Culver City, she graduated from Notre Dame High and Cal...

 

Mary Davenport Benarroch Dies At 74

Longtime Culver City resident Mary Davenport Benarroch died December 6 of complications due to advanced myotonoic muscular dystrophy. She was 74. The eldest daughter of Demorest and Winifred (Bailey)...

 

Culver Resident Hoult Passes at 82

Charles P. Hoult of Culver City passed away in his home on November 23 following a long battle with cancer. Hoult was born on December 15, 1933. He is survived by his fourth wife, Janet Hoult, son...

 

Former Santa Monica Outlook Reporter Erwin Dies

In memoriam: Kimberly Irwin, UCLA media relations representative and former newsopaper reporter. She brought attention to the work of physicians and researchers across a broad range of specialties Kim...

 

Center Theatre Group Mourns The Loss Of Gordon Davidson

Center Theatre Group mourns the loss of its Founding Artistic Director, Gordon Davidson, who passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016. Plans for a memorial event will be announced in the coming days. “Gordon Davidson was one of the most renowned and...

 

Judith Love Cohen

Innovative, Creative, Dedicated, Devoted Judith Love Cohen, a longtime Culver City resident, was a trailblazing electrical engineer working in the forefront of 20th century science whose many...

 

Services Planned For Goodyear

Elaine Goodyear's celebration of life will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 4427 Overland Avenue, Culver City, this coming Saturday, July 16 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers donation can be made to a...

 

Services Planned For Elaine Goodyear

Elaine Goodyear's celebration of life will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 4427 Overland Avenue, Culver City, this coming Saturday, July 16 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers donation can be made to a...

 

Elaine Goodyear Passes Away

On June 4th, 2016, at 10:25 am Elaine Goodyear passed away at her home on Motor Avenue in Culver City. Her caregiver and her son Greg were at her side. Elaine had been in failing health for the past...

 

Holocaust Survivor & Iconic La Developer Dies At 88

Jona Goldrich, founder of Goldrich & Kest, a 60-year-old real estate development and management firm with residential, commercial and other projects in California has died at 88. A holocaust survivor who escaped the Nazi invasion of Poland with his...

 

Local Resident Sczesniak Dies at 80

Nettie "Chris" Sczesniak passed away on Sunday, April 24. She was born at home in McAlester, Oklahoma on December 29, 1935 to Francis and Nora Rollings. She had two older brothers. The family moved to Northern California when she was five years old...

 

Former Culver Resident Rosita Gottlieb Zucker Passes Away

Artist Rosita Gottlieb Zucker, a one-time resident of Culver City, has died at age 85. She was best known for images inspired by rainforest conservation in her native Costa Rica. Rosita painted professionally for more than 50 years and mastered the...

 

Longtime Culver Resident Katherine Klemic Dies

Katherine Klemic, who has been a Culver City resident since the 1950's died at home last month following a massive stroke. Arrangements are under the direction of Gates, Kingsley & Gates Smith...

 

Mary Ann Bradford Dies at 77

Mary Ann Bradford (nee Lealy), 77, passed away Wednesday, March 2nd at her home in Oakdale, CA with family by her side. Mary Ann was born in Los Angeles to Pete and Mary Lealy on February 20, 1939. She was reared in Culver City and graduated from...

 

Marguerite Sylvia Grunseth Wild

Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother Marguerite Sylvia Grunseth Wild age 93 died peacefully in her sleep on Valentine's Day in Culver City,where she had lived since 1946. Marguerite was born...

 

Lesa Longstreet

The life of Lesa Longstreet will be celebrated Saturday, February 27 at 1 pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 4427 Overland Avenue. Although she was married four times she found the love of her life in 1999 when she met Greg Goodyear, a teacher at Mountain...

 

Helen Kent Dies At 92

Helen Hirsch Kent, age 92, resident of Culver City, died peacefully at her home, surrounded by family, on Saturday, November 28. The cause was congestive heart failure. Born September 3, 192, in...

 

Beloved Neighbor Gone Too Soon

Leah Nico of Carlson Park, passed away unexpectedly on October 1. She was 37. Leah was well-known and loved as a people connector and community-builder in Culver City. She is missed by her husband,...

 

Culver Resident Silverstein Dies at 94

Lester Silverstein, 75-year resident of Culver City, passed away peacefully at the VA Hospital on September 30 after a brief illness. Lester was born 94 years ago in St. Paul, MN and grew up in...

 

Betty Gutierrez Dies at 78

A longstanding resident of Culver City, where she raised five children on Wagner Street in the Vets Park neighborhood, Betty Gutierrez died fittingly on Mother's Day, peacefully with her family by...

 

Doris Sayer Dies at 91

Doris Elizabeth Sayer was born May 22, 1923 in Middletown, NY, the only child of Frederick Winfried Posl and Gladys Caroline LaRue. God called her home on April 26, 2015 from Lantana, TX after...

 

Community Leader Fecho Dies at 91

William Fecho, a treasured member of the Culver City community, passed away on April 29. He was 91. Bill was born on June 11, 1923, in Linden, New Jersey. He was known on the football field as "Iron...

 

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