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Longtime SM Attorney Rosario Perry Dead at 75

David Ganezer Observer Staff Writer Rosario Perry has died of cancer. He was 75. The longtime landlord's attorney based on Pico Blvd, represented property owners across four decades in Santa Monica....

 

Jody Jakofsky-Cohen Succumbs

Jody Jakofsky-Cohen, also known as "JJ," began her career designing, creating & selling her designs at Her Nibs Women's Wear - her husband Howard Cohen's Culver City Store. She was initially a...

 

Michael Edward Morrisette, December 19, 1960 - February 14, 2022

Michael Edward Morrisette, age 61, passed away from complications of Covid-19 on February 14, 2022 at Torrance Medical Center. He was surrounded by family and at peace with his end, which came after...

 

A Century of Dancing Ends in Santa Monica as Joan Bayley Joins History...

Written by: Ashley Griffin Joan Bayley, classical dancer, and principle choreographer/choreographic assistant during MGM's Golden Era passed away on January 5th 2022, just shy of her 102nd birthday....

 

Jerald "Jerry" Rose

Vietnam Veteran and Culver High Grad Jerald “Jerry” Rose, a resident of Mendenhall, MS., passed away peacefully with family by his side on January 28, 2022, at the age of 71. Jerry was born in Hot...

 

Services Planned for Sister Margaret Anne Vonderahe

Vonderahe,Sister Margaret Anne C.S.J. age 89, passed away on Wednesday December 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA. Born July 26, 1932 in Torrance California, a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet since...

 

Memorial Services for Greg Goodyear set for December 29

Memorial Services for long time Culver City high school football coach and former Culver City high school star quarterback Greg Goodyear is set for Wednesday, December 29, at 10 a.m. at the Culver...

 

Beth Jackson

Beth Jackson was born Elizabeth Ann Garrett on July 6, 1939 in Culver City, California. She passed away November 27 in Burbank, with her son by her side, holding her hand. Beth grew up on Madison...

 

Pitii Passes at 101

Ethelyne (Mickey) Mae Pitti, 101 of Hemet, California passed away on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at home with her three daughters by her side. Born on Sunday, December 14, 1919 in Los Angeles,...

 

Stephen Michael Kelly, 1950 - 2021

May 25, 1950 – Vietnam Veteranber 5, 2021 Stephen Michael Patrick Kelly was a big man in many ways. Not just physically but in his love of life, friends, and family. The biggest part of Steve was his heart as can be evidenced by the outpouring of...

 

Sylvia Rae Marble

Sylvia Rae Marble, age 84, native of Santa Monica died in her home in Santa Monica on September 19, 2021. She was a 1954 graduate of Santa Monica High School and a Member of the Sargeanettes. She attended University of Southern California where she j...

 

ELEANOR OSGOOD

Eleanor Osgood, long-time resident of Culver City, died September 11, 2021. During her 75 years, she contributed to her community as a speech pathologist and as a volunteer who engaged others in the fascinating world of birdwatching and in restoring...

 

Neil Thomas Massie

Neil Thomas Massie, age 78, passed away peacefully in Danbury Connecticut of natural causes. Neil was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the oldest child of Philip Edwin and Gladys Ruth (Semler) Massie and had five siblings, Kate, Ann, Jane, Hugh...

 

EX-USC AND NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS STAR FULLBACK SAM "BAM" CUNNINGHAM DIES

LOS ANGELES--Former USC All-American fullback Sam "Bam" Cunningham, a College Football Hall of Famer whose performance in USC's 1970 win at Alabama has often been credited with helping integrate Southern football and whose 4-touchdown outing in the...

 

Rachel Newton Broome, 89, passes away.

Rachel Newton Broome passed away peacefully with her children by her side on July 5, 2021 in Santa Monica. She was 89 years old Born in Denmark, South Carolina in 1931, Rachel grew up in Charleston, and graduated from Memminger High School in 1949....

 

James Reidy, Prof. Of Computer Science

James Reidy, 92 passed away on June 24, 2021. He was a long-time resident of Santa Monica and an active member of the Santa Monica Rotary Club. He was proud to serve his country as a United States...

 

Rolland C. Durbin

Rolland C. Durbin (Bub) passed away at his home on May 28, 2021. His loving wife Hilda, daughters Karen and Brenda were by his side during his passing. He was born in Nebraska. Bub is survived by his wife Hilda of 74 years, his daughters Doreen,...

 

James Arthur Laprevote Dies on March 20

James Arthur Laprevote died peacefully at his home from causes incident to age on March 20. He was born February 7, 1956 at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica California to Francis A. Laprevote MD...

 

Fred Segal, Designer Who Commodified California Cool, Dies at 87

Fred Segal, whose clothing boutiques became an emblem of Los Angeles cool by selling form-fitting jeans and chambray shirts to the likes of Bob Dylan, Farah Fawcett and the Beatles, died on Feb. 24th...

 

David Dudley Jennings

By Craig Jennings David Dudley Jennings was born January 15, 1925 at Manhattan, Kansas, to Harry Clayton Jennings and Leona Moore Jennings. He had two brothers, Gerald and Harry Jr. Their mother died...

 

Bob Holbrook Remembered

By Sarah Storkin Former Santa Monica City Council Member Robert "Bob" Holbrook has passed away. The former Mayor had been ill for sometime, reportedly with Lymphoma. Bob Holbrook was born in Santa...

 

Services Held fo St Mary's Reverend Vincent Shamo

Our beloved rector, the Reverend Vincent Shamo, set aside his earthly labors and entered into his rest on the feast of St Francis Xavier, December 3, 2020. Fr. Shamo had served as rector of the...

 

Annual Mass Burial for LA County

Annual Mass Burial Photos by Mary Leipziger. LA County will bury 1547 unclaimed dead bodies in a mass grave. The event will be streamed online. The event will be held on December 3, 2020 at 10:00...

 

Ron Coleman Dead at 85

Ron Coleman was born in Culver City on Jan. 27, 1935, and died on Oct. 30, 2020. Ron went to be with the Lord, his loved ones shared. He grew up in Westchester, Calif., and attended El Camino College...

 

Val Schwab

Born Vilma Mary DiGregorio 12/31/26 Newton, Massachusetts Passed Away 5/13/20 Carlsbad, California Val began her career at Universal Studios where she worked with the Prop Department, coordinated...

 

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