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Reuben Benjamin Klamer

September 14, 2021

Reuben Klamer, toy industry icon and inventor of the classic board game The Game of Life, died at home in La Jolla, CA on September 14, 2021. He was 99 and left this world reluctantly, telling a recent visitor "I don't have a reservation!" ...

Jacia Goldfinger

September 6, 2021

She was born in Lithuania in 1927 and immigrated to Uruguay in 1928. She lived in Uruguay for most of her life and met her husband of 60+ years, Leo Goldfinger. They had a son in 1955 and eventually immigrated to the United States in 1969. They bough...

Terry Dennis Carpenter

September 2, 2021

Terry Dennis Carpenter, age 76, died peacefully with his wife, Diane and daughter, Alyse by his side on September 2, 2021 at their home in Yorba Linda, California after a courageous battle with cancer. Terry was born on September 23, 1944 in Elkha...

Michael Hadley Epstein

August 16, 2021

Michael was a true Libra, born on October 15, 1954 in Manhattan ("It's not New York--only outsiders say that.") to loving parents Jane and Danal. When his baby sister arrived someone asked Michael how he liked her. His answer, "Throw her in the gar...

Susan Rose Brown

July 26, 2021

Susan Rose Brown, who loved her time with friends and family, passed away at the age of 75 on Monday, July 26th in very much in the same manner that she lived, like a gentle warrior. She had a graceful smile and unrelenting optimism until she passed...

Rosetta Goldstein

July 7, 2021

Goldstein, Rosetta November 10, 1922 - July 7, 2021 Passed away on Wednesday, July 7th. She was 98 years old. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile and her gift of giving. Rosetta had three children, nine grandchildren and thirteen grea...

Gersha Rose Rogers

June 30, 2021

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Illene Tonick

June 28, 2021

Illene Tonick, a wonderful and loving wife, devoted and beloved mother and grandmother, loving sister and outstanding clinical psychologist passed away on June 28,2021....

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Howard Steve Martin

June 25, 2021

Howard passed away peacefully after a prolonged bout with Lewy Body Disease as he wished in his own home. He was a real Renaissance Man. He loved books, literature, art, tennis, running, the Beatles, his mom Shirley, his niece Nicole and his frie...

Stephen Oliver Lesser

June 15, 2021

October 1, 1939 - June 15, 2021 On June 15, 2021, Stephen O. Lesser, beloved family member and friend, passed away with his family at his side. He was 81 years old. Son of Julian Lesser and Regina Kobacker Fadiman, Stephen was born in Los Angeles, CA...

Mauricette Pauline Levine

June 10, 2021

December 15, 1922 - June 10, 2021. Mauricette Pauline Levine (nee Schneider) passed on June 10, 2021 at age 98 in Thousand Oaks, CA. She was born on December 15, 1922 in Cherbourg, Normandy, France. Mauricette's father, David Schneider (RIP), immigra...

Rosalyn Shapiro Klein

June 9, 2021

Rosalyn S. Klein May 24, 1929 - June 9, 2021. Devoted wife of Morton Klein, mother of Henry Klein and Emily Klein, and grandmother of Jeremy Bogen and Alexis Bogen. Sister of Bennett Shapiro, she had many family and friends who loved her. Rosaly...

Inga C. Coodley

June 3, 2021

Inga Stenborg Siegel Cohen Coodley, 85, died June 3, 2021 in Los Angeles. She was born in Germany on Oct. 20, 1935 to Henry Harry and Karin Stenborg. Henry was injured escaping the Nazis but brought his family to Shanghai, China where they live...

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Norman David Saunders

May 31, 2021

Norm really loved life. The quintessential family man who adored his two sons, Gary and Michael. He was the cherished husband of Joan Saunders (1935-2016). A combination of fun loving and focused ; he successfully ran hotel gift shops and hallmar...

Melvyn Irvin Kinder

May 25, 2021

Melvyn Kinder, a Los Angeles native, passed away at the age of 82 on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. Mel was the youngest of three children born in LA to Jewish Polish immigrants. Despite a lack of interest in academics while at Hamilton High School, Mel went...

Dolores S. Blum

May 20, 2021

In lieu of flowers please make donations to: The UCLA Alzheimer's Research Center, 10889 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1500 Los Angeles, CA 90029 https://www.eastonad.ucla.edu/index.php/donate-alzheimers-research ...

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Paul Sanford Cooper

May 20, 2021

April 10, 1931 - May 20, 2021 Paul Sanford Cooper, founder of Cooper Properties, died on May 20, 2021, at age 90, survived by his wife Diane Cooper, daughter Roberta Lynn Axelrod, grandson Jesse Axelrod, and sister Rachelle Butler. Sandy Cooper was b...

James Steven Schlifke

May 17, 2021

James Steven Schlifke was born to Erwin and Marjorie Schlifke April 6, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois. As a young boy he enjoyed spending time with his two brothers and family, went to summer camp, and he was confirmed in the Jewish faith. He attended Sou...

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Richard Ellis Rosengarten

May 6, 2021

(July 6, 1942 - May 6, 2021) RICHARD ELLIS ROSENGARTEN, passed away peacefully at his West Hollywood home on May 6, 2021. Mr. Rosengarten, a Los Angeles area journalist, was widely known as editor and publisher of the popular "California Political ...

Barbara Sue Bowman

April 22, 2021

BARBARA S. BOWMAN June 30, 1925-April 22, 2021 Barbara Sue Bowman (95) was born on June 30, 1925 in Los Angeles CA to Florence and Oscar Safan. Barbara grew up in Los Angeles and attended Fairfax High School. She went on to attend the University of...

Robin Reid

April 15, 2021

Robin Reid passed away at the age of 70 in Beverly Hills, California in April 2021. Robin was born in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Beverly Hills, with his family, when he was ten years old. He attended Hawthorne Elementary School, Beverly Hills H...

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Robert Phillips Gordon

April 11, 2021

Robert Phillips Gordon Passed Away 1935 - 2021 I am deeply saddened to announce the passing of my Father, Robert P. Gordon. My Dad passed away at his home on Sunday, April 11, 2021, with family by his side at all times. My Dad had complicated med...

Trudy Graff

March 21, 2021

Trudy Graff passed away March 20th, 1219am in her home at 96 years old. Although she had been on hospice for over a year with heart failure, she remained living with her elegant dignity in her beautiful apartment in the Towers in Laguna Woods until ...

Miriam Blazevic

March 11, 2021

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Rita Donna Siegel

March 7, 2021

Rita was born on June 5, 1943, to Pauline and Robert Krasnow. She attended Beverly Hills high school, and later went to college at UCLA, upon graduation she started her career as a teacher. Education was a passion for Rita, and she eventually took a...