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Rita Chotiner

January 15, 2022

Rita Chotiner passed away on January 15 at the age of 100. Deeply loved by her children, grandchildren, friends, and colleagues, she passed peacefully from a life of joyful dedication. And it was a life well-lived. Rita Leavitt was born in Chica...

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Randolph Roth

January 7, 2022

Randy passed away peacefully at Kindred Hospital South Bay in Gardena, California on January 7, 2022, at age 84 from natural causes. Randy was born in Lorain, Ohio to John and Bessie (Yankelewitz) Roth. He was a classical music lover and a piano pl...
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Mary Brill

January 7, 2022

Born in Brooklyn, NY on December 18th 1937, Mary Brill lived a long, wonderful life. From humble beginnings, Mary believed strongly in education, putting herself through school while helping to raise her younger brother, George. As a striking young ...

James Melvin Okun

December 29, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family of James Okun announces his passing. He is survived by his loving wife, Jan, his children Gregory Okun, Lauren Silvers (Elliot), and Sam Shepherd, his cousin Tina Bousquet, and two beautiful grandsons. Se...
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Beverly Sue Roth

December 27, 2021

January 28, 1935 - December 27, 2021 Beverly passed away quietly at Adventist Health Center in Simi Valley, California on December 27, 2021, at the age of 86 from natural causes. Beverly was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Mortimer and Sylvia Steel....
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Robert Charles Lesser

December 26, 2021

Robert C. Lesser, age 90, passed away on December 26, 2021 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Bob is survived by his loving wife of nearly 70 years, Johann (Green) Lesser, as well as his daughters Sheri and Susie and his grandchildren Sacha (Laura), No...
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Helen Meyer

December 25, 2021

May 4, 1948 - December 25, 2021 Helen Louise Meyer passed away quietly in her home on the morning of December 25th 2021 surrounded by her children and family. She was the beloved Mother of Steve (Eri) Keros, Rachel (Eric) Slowik and Jennifer (Samuel)...
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Burton Prelutsky

December 17, 2021

Burt Prelutsky was born in Chicago, in 1940, and raised in Los Angeles. He was known for his humor, quick wit, talent and wisdom. He was a humor columnist for the L.A. Times and a movie critic for Los Angeles magazine. As a freelancer, he had writte...
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Renee T. Seidner

December 14, 2021

Renee T. Seidner, age 84, passed on December 14, 2021, and observed her birthdate on March 28th. She was the wife of Jack H. Seidner (deceased), daughter to Ana and Wolf Tyberg (deceased), sister to Dity Driz (deceased) and brother-in-law Mario Driz ...
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Michelle B. Bubis

December 12, 2021

May 5, 1944 - December 12, 2021 Micke (Michelle) Bubis passed away in Los Angeles on December 12, 2021. She was born in Chicago and moved to Los Angeles at the age of 2. Before getting married, she worked as a script girl for MGM Studios. After that,...

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Alvin Franken

December 8, 2021

The very bad news is that Los Angeles lost its own P.T. Barnum on Wednesday. Al Franken died at age 96. (No, not that Al Franken. Not the comic who became a senator from Minnesota and was tossed out of that prestigious job because of doing some st...

Theresa Amsterlaw

November 26, 2021

EARLY YEARS Around 1917, Theresa's parents emigrated to the United States from Lukova (Yiddish name for Lukow) which is near Lodz in Poland. Theresa's father was a tailor. Her mother was a dressmaker. Her grandfather (her mother's father) was a ko...

Rosalyn R. Shostak Heyman

November 22, 2021

ROSALYN R. SHOSTAK HEYMAN Rosalyn R. Shostak Heyman is a community leader, philanthropist and lifelong professional educator having served as teacher, consultant, principal, and assistant superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Sh...

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Richard Zachary LeWinter

November 19, 2021

Richard LeWinter passed away peacefully on November 19, 2021 in Marina Del Rey, California at the age of 95. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on October 2, 1926, but Los Angeles was his home for more than eight decades. Richard created a life where...

Anne Mills

November 17, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family of Anne Mills announces her passing. She is survived by her husband of 73 years, Dr. Harold Mills, her daughters, Adele Mills (Paul Reinstein) and Linda Mills (Peter Goodrich), as well as granddaughter Mariss...

Ruth Slepak

October 28, 2021

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Selma Lippman Schwartz

October 24, 2021

Beloved wife of Irvin (deceased), loving mother of Andrew (Audrey) and Gregory (deceased). Adored by 4 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Will be missed by many friends. Donations can be made to Children’s Hospital of Lo...
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Meredith Silverbach

October 18, 2021

Meredith passed peacefully at the age of 96. Services will be held at Hillside Memorial Park on Thursday, November 11th, 2021 at Noon in their large sanctuary. ...
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Ruth R. Bloch

October 14, 2021

Ruth Reinhardt Bloch was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She left this world on October 14, 2021, at age 85. Ruth was born to Margaret McGinty and Joseph Reinhardt on November 23, 1935 in Long Beach, CA. At the tender age of...
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Rona Sue Goldstein

October 14, 2021

Rona S. (Ruderman) Goldstein of Los Angeles passed away peacefully Thursday, October 14, 2021 after a brief battle with Cancer. She was 80. She was born March 18, 1941 in Port Jervis, NY the daughter of the late Henry and the late Rose Ruderman. S...

Ellen Sybil Levine

October 5, 2021

Ellen was an amazing woman. She is survived by her loving husband Norman, her sister Elda, daughters Dawnn and Rachel, grandchildren Bryan and Amanda, and her two son in laws, Rick and Chris. Ellen was smart, beautiful, kind and extremely funny. ...

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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...
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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...
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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...