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Ida Fradkin

April 18, 2022

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Joyce Robbin Powell

April 13, 2022

June 2, 1930 - April 13, 2022 Born in Chicago to Victoria & Meyer Robbin, Joyce moved to Los Angeles at age 3 and lived here with her sister Beth and attended Carthay Circle Elementary, John Burroughs and LA High where she was a Dante, a big part...

Mark David Kessler

April 4, 2022

Mark Kessler, devoted husband, father, son, brother, and friend to many, died on April 4, 2022 at the age of 46. Mark was born in Los Angeles on September 19th, 1975. He attended Brentwood School and followed on to receive his Bachelor's degree from ...

Bella Meyer

March 26, 2022

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Mark David Spero

March 13, 2022

Our family is saddened to share that on Sunday, March 13, 2022, Mark David Spero, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 68. Mark was born on May 4, 1958 in Astoria, Queens, NY to Robert & Pearl, the second of 3 sons. He looked ...

Terry Douglas Avchen

March 13, 2022

Terry D. Avchen, a kind and generous soul passed away on March 13, 2022 at the age of 70. He was surrounded by his devoted wife, the love of his life of 41 years, Denise and his cherished son Brian. Born Sept 9, 1951, Terry will be deeply missed by t...
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Lois Madeline Schwartz

March 12, 2022

Celebrating nearly 100 years of life stretching from South Dakota to Australia and beyond. Lois Schwartz will be missed by many. Leaving behind four generations or Schwartz's as a mother, grandmother. great grandmother, and great great grandmother as...
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Michael Leslie Stroud

March 2, 2022

If one man packed several lifetimes into one and made a difference in the world, it was Michael Stroud, who died March 2 at age 62. A Chinese scholar who learned to speak Mandarin fluently in Taiwan, Michael had a long career in journalism, followed ...
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Rita Pamela Kun

February 22, 2022

Rita Kun, Kamins, left this earth after a series of long battles with cancer and Alzheimer's disease. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She lived a life driven by kindness, compassion, curiosity, and strength, even in the face ...
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Harold Elliot Friedman

February 19, 2022

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Robert Gerald Bornstein

February 18, 2022

Robert G. (Bob) Bornstein Violinist, Arranger, Orchestrator and Copyist Robert Bornstein began his career as the youngest violinist in the New Jersey Youth Orchestra. While still in his teens, he taught himself to transpose and copy the orchestra ...

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Saul Kaufman Bloch

February 15, 2022

Dr. Saul Kaufman Bloch, born March 18, 1927, in Springfield, Massachusetts, died on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, in Los Angeles, California. Saul was one month shy of his 95th birthday. Saul is survived by his wife, Jill Jacobson; four children--Dian...

Jeffrey Arlan Crausman

February 12, 2022

Dr. Jeffrey Arlan Crausman passed away on February 12 2022,  at the age of 60. Jeff was born September 20th, 1961 in Los Angeles and spent his childhood in the Beverlywood, Cheviot Hills and Beverly Hills neighborhoods.  He attended Beverly Hill...
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Melvin Penner

February 11, 2022

Melvin Penner of Thousand Oaks, California passed away on Friday, February 11, 2022 at Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks. He was born on November 23, 1932 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania to Samuel and Florence Penner. Melvin was a Certified Public Acc...

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Norman Levin

February 9, 2022

Some men take up golf. Others dive into photography. But Norm didn't have hobbies. He had two all-consuming passions - medicine and his family - and they proved more than enough for him to create a life of extraordinary richness. Norm grew up in Po...

Murray Mendel Perlstein

February 6, 2022

Murray was born on December 30, 1926 in New York City to David and Gussie Perlstein. He had an older sister Lil who was 14 when he was born and Gussie's daughter from a previous marriage. He also had a sister, Jessie, who was 14 months younger. Wh...

Luba Carleton

February 3, 2022

Luba Fine Carleton passed away peacefully on February 3, 2022, at the age of 92. She was born on June 15,1929 in Los Angeles, CA to Benjamin and Minnie (Shane) Fine. She graduated from Dorsey High School in 1947 and attended UCLA and San Fernando Val...
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Karen Joan Rosenthal

February 2, 2022

Karen Joan Rosenthal passed away peacefully in Los Angeles on Wednesday, February 2. Karen was born in New York City on October 10, 1946 and was the only child of her beloved father, Werner H. Rosenthal and mother Dagmar Rosenthal, both of who had im...

Steven Goldinger

January 30, 2022

It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that the family of Steven Goldinger share the news of Steve's sudden passing January 30, 2022 at the age of 69 years. Steven Harry Goldinger was a loving father, son, brother and friend to many. Steven ca...

Emilie Shine

January 23, 2022

Emilie "Boots" Shine Emilie passed at the age of 96 on January 23,2022 in Encino where she had resided for many years. She had an illustrious career as an Tele-communications executive with AT&T until her retirement. She is survived by members of th...

Elaine Edelstein

January 18, 2022

Elaine Edelstein passed away on January 18th at the age of 99. Deeply loved by her family and friends, Elaine lived a long, wonderful life. A Memorial Service honoring and remembering the Life of Elaine Edelstein will be held at Hillside Memorial ...

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...