Obituaries

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 Obituaries    May 21, 2015

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...

 
 Obituaries    May 14, 2015

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...

 
 Obituaries    May 7, 2015

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...

 
 Obituaries    April 16, 2015

Services Held For Estel Reed

Estel Reed, a 68 year resident of Culver City, died April 4 at the age of 94. Estel raised three children and was a quintessential mid-century homemaker for her family, including husband Westel "Wes"...

 
 Obituaries    March 19, 2015

Former Culver High Grad Langley Dies

Arthur Langley Jr. was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Arthur and Margaret (Bailey) Langley. In 1950 the family moved to Los Angeles, where he was among the first graduating class at Culver City...

 
 By Stephen Hadland    Obituaries    March 19, 2015

Services Held For Train Advocate Ken Ruben

By Stephen Hadland Observer Publisher The graveside services were held last Sunday morning for Ken Ruben at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Commerce. Ruben, a train buff and longtime advocate for public...

 
 Obituaries    March 5, 2015

Service Planned For Linda Motyl

Linda L. Motyl passed away on February 17, 2015 at Southern California Hospital. She is survived by her husband of 50 Years, Vince Motyl, her children, Debbi Catallini (Jeff), Theresa Todd (Mike...

 
 Obituaries    February 26, 2015

Services planned For James Johnson

Anita Savage-Johnson worked in the Finance Department at City Hall for over 30 years before retiring in 2013; lost her beloved husband, James Johnson, on February 18, 2015. James had a rare gift of lighting up the room with his sparkling personality...

 
 Obituaries    January 29, 2015

Longtime Culver Resident Polokoff Dies at 84

Beverly Polokoff, 84, died Nov. 28, 2014. She was born May 3, 1930, to Morris and Fanny Polokoff in Kansas City. Beverly had an interesting and unique life, living in Culver City for the majority of...

 
 By David W. Myers    Obituaries    January 29, 2015

Lenny Rubien, Decorated Vet and Fixture of Sunkist Park, Passes Away

By David W. Myers, Contributing Editor Leonard "Lenny" Rubien, a decorated Army Air Force veteran of World War II and longtime resident of Culver City' Sunkist Park community, has passed away. He was...

 
 Obituaries    December 18, 2014

Lifelong Culver Resident Esquival Dies At 53

Thomas Castenada Esquivel, Jr, 53, passed away on November 17. He was born on October 6, 1961 in Santa Monica to Thomas C. Sr. and Maria Rachel Esquivel, both deceased. Thomas lived in Culver City...

 
 Obituaries    December 4, 2014

Services Planned For Culver Quadruplet Kevin Villaros

Kevin Lee Villaros of Culver City died on November 28 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Kevin and his brothers made nation headlines when he and his three brothers were born on June 1,...

 
 Obituaries    October 30, 2014

Darla Gorman

Born June 18, 1941 in the Bronx, New York Darla Gorman passed away in Culver City October 20, 2014. She attended Mark Twain Jr. High and Venice High School, class of 1959. She lived 60 years on the...

 
 By Steven Hadland    Obituaries    October 16, 2014

Drunk Driver Kills Man Leaving Yom Kippur Services

By Steven Hadland Observer Publisher Less than two weeks before his 90th birthday Meyer "Mike" Meyerson of Culver City was killed by a suspected drunk driver on October 4 as he was leaving Yom Kippur services at Veteran’s Auditorium. The accident...

 
 Obituaries    October 2, 2014

DONALD ORMAND CHANDLER

Donald Ormand "Don" Chandler was born in Oregon City, Oregon, on September 19, 1924. He grew up on a small beef ranch owned by his parents, Harry and Frieda Chandler, and had his primary and high...

 
 Obituaries    September 18, 2014

Former Culver Fireman Ray Moselle Dies at 98

Ray Moselle, 98, of Culver City,died on September 10 after a long illness. He is survived by his sons Raymond and Richard (Nancy), his grandchildren Amanda Hyder (Travis), Vanessa Moselle (Anthony),...

 
 Obituaries    September 11, 2014

Ronald Albert Carmichael

October 13, 1930 - August 30, 2014 Husband of Alma . . . Father of Ronald Dean, James Albert, and Tony Patrick . . . Grandfather of Ron Ryan, Matthew, Nathan, and Ariella. Ronald's father Jim was...

 
 Obituaries    August 21, 2014

Longtime Resident Van Tassel Dies at 92

Everett Hale Van Tassel was born on December 5, 1921, in Kasson, Minnesota and graduated from Amboy High School where he was active in sports and lettered in basketball. After graduation, he drove...

 
 Obituaries    June 26, 2014

Loraine Norvell Culver City resident, dies at 91

Loraine Jeannett Dunn Norvell (nee Troendly), 91, went home to be with the Lord on June 6, 2014. Born in Lincoln, NE on June 19, 1922, Loraine moved to Southern California with parents Ray and Marie...

 
 Obituaries    June 19, 2014

Tobi Ballentine Succumbs at 57

Tobi Jean Ballentine, 57, passed away on Sunday June 8 after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. Tobi was born at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica on October 24, 1956 to William and...

 
 Obituaries    May 1, 2014

Isabel Baggett, 91, Longtime Culver Resident Dies

Isabel Theresa (Layana) Baggett, 91, of Culver City died April 23 after a long illness. Isabel is survived by her husband Neal. She had four beloved sisters who predeceased her: Ramona, Juanita, Gabriela and Felisa. Isabel was born in West Los...

 
 Obituaries    April 24, 2014

Former Culver Resident Buddy Lane Sr. Dies at 78

Former Culver City resident Buddy R. Lane Sr., 78, of Sioux City Iowa passed away Tuesday, April 15 at a Sioux City hospital due to a brief illness. Private memorial services will be held. The body...

 
 Obituaries    April 10, 2014

30-Year Resident Sanchez Dies at 65

Indalecio Romo Sanchez died on March 24, 2014. He was born in Mexico March 3, 1949 and became a resident of Culver City for over 30 years. "Papi, you took a piece of us with you when you went to...

 
 Obituaries    March 27, 2014

In Memorium

During the 1950's Peter Loomer co-taught with Robert Johnson at Culver City High. They initiated a carefully developed course that combined English and American History; it was termed American...

 
 Obituaries    March 27, 2014

Joy Michaels Celebration of Life

Joy Michaels died in February and there was a Celebration of Life held March 15 at the Senior Center where she had served on the board and also been a volunteer. The Senior Center was packed. Her...

 

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