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James Bromberg was surround by his family when he passed during the early morning hours of March 29.

News, Obituary, Santa Monica, Lincoln Middle School

Lincoln Middle School Teacher James Bromberg Remembered

Posted Apr. 11, 2014, 9:31 am

A standing-room-only remembrance was held Sunday, April 6 at Lincoln Middle School to honor the life of James Scott “Jimmy” Bromberg, a Santa Monica native who died March 29 after fighting cancer. He was 28.

A memorial service will be held for Jimmy Bromberg at Lincoln Middle School Auditorium today.

News, Obituary, Santa Monica

Lincoln Middle School Teacher Jimmy Bromberg Passes Away Age 28

Posted Apr. 6, 2014, 9:07 am

James Scott (Jimmy) Bromberg, 28, died in the early morning hours of March 29, 2014 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

John Blanchette, a publicist for Zsa Zsa Gabor for more than 30 years, died Tuesday at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica.

News, Obituary, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Publicist John Blanchette Dies Aged 68

Posted Mar. 8, 2014, 8:03 am

John M. (Jack) Blanchette Jr. -- president and owner of Blanchette & Associates Public Relations in Santa Monica -- died Tuesday, March 4. He was 68.

Obituary, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Obituary: Shirley Temple Black Passes Away At 85

Posted Feb. 18, 2014, 9:13 am

Former child star Shirley Temple, who was born in Santa Monica, passed away Monday, Feb. 10 in her Northern California home. She was 85.

Daniel William Schast.

Obituary, Santa Monica

Obituary: Life Of Daniel William Schast, 25, To Be Honored Saturday, Jan. 18

Posted Jan. 10, 2014, 9:20 am

Daniel William Schast, 25, formerly of Malvern and residing in Los Angeles, passed away on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 in Santa Monica.

Joseph Ruskin.

News, Obituary, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Joseph Ruskin Passes Away In Santa Monica Aged 89

Posted Jan. 3, 2014, 8:50 am

One of Hollywood’s most prolific actors passed away of natural causes at Santa Monica-UCLA Hospital last month.

An electrical engineer by trade, Willis Ware was part of the crew who built one of the world’s first electric computers – the IAS – in the 1940s.

News, Obituary, Santa Monica, Rand

Obituary: Willis Ware Dies Aged 93 In Santa Monica

Posted Dec. 6, 2013, 9:55 am

A man who worked as an engineer at the RAND Corporation in the 1960s who forecast the role personal computers would play in our lives and the challenges they posed to individual privacy passed away just days before Thanksgiving. According to RAND, Willis Ware passed away Nov. 22 at his home in Santa Monica. He was 93.

Mark Benjamin, President and CEO, Morley Builders.

News, Obituary, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Obituary: Mark Benjamin (1950 – 2013), City & Community Builder

Posted Oct. 12, 2013, 9:13 am

Mark Benjamin was a guy with an easy going manner and a work-hard ethic. He began in the construction business as an apprentice carpenter at Morley Builders, a family company started by his father in the 1950s to meet the post WWII housing boom. Mark Benjamin went on to become the CEO of Morley and to be the founder of Benchmark Contractors.

Bob Meyers.

Obituary, Santa Monica

Obituary: Santa Monica Home Builder Robert "Bob" Meyers Dies Aged 85

Posted Aug. 21, 2013, 9:15 am

Well-known Santa Monica home builder, Robert “Bob” Meyers, died on June 21, 2013 at his home in Lake San Marcos, CA after bravely battling cancer for the past year.

Walter Diamond, the noted co-founder of Snyder Diamond.

Business, Obituary, Santa Monica

Obituary: Snyder Diamond Co-Founder Walter Diamond Dies Aged 85

Posted Aug. 7, 2013, 9:08 am

Walter (Walt) Diamond, the and iconic decorative kitchen and bath retailer and long term Santa Monica businessman who co-founded Snyder Diamond over 64 years ago, has died. He was 85.

News, Obituary, Santa Monica

Long Time Santa Monica Resident Brent Bowman Dies

Posted Jul. 23, 2013, 12:47 pm

Assistant director and line producer Brent Bowman of 20th Street in Santa Monica passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2013.

Obituary, Santa Monica

Obituary: Santa Monica’s Donald Harry Brandsen Passes Away

Posted May. 18, 2013, 9:35 am

Donald Harry Brandsen passed away in Santa Monica, survived by his daughter and granddaughters. Don's tireless efforts and fight to save the Santa Monica Airport was his life for the last 35 years as the self-anointed "Warlord" and Chairman of the Santa Monica Airport Association Political Action Committee.

A memorial picnic will be held April 13 to celebrate Pastor David Andrew Lopez's life and work.

Obituary, Santa Monica

Obituary: Pastor David Andrew Lopez Passes Away On Holy Thursday

Posted Apr. 7, 2013, 9:15 am

Pastor David Andrew Lopez (1932-2013), former Senior Pastor of the Alpha & Omega Christian Center, passed away on Holy Thursday, March 28, 2013.

Obituary, Santa Monica

Obituary: Mary Louise Bowman Jan. 1, 1924 – March 28, 2013

Posted Mar. 31, 2013, 6:00 am

Mary Louise Bowman passed away March 28, 2013 while visiting family in Philadelphia, PA. She was a lifelong resident of Santa Monica, having moved to Santa Monica with her parents during the great depression. She was born Jan. 1, 1924 in Auburn, New York.

Obituary, Santa Monica

Funeral Services Saturday For Long Time Santa Monica Resident Colby West Evett

Posted Feb. 27, 2013, 10:43 am

Funeral Services will be held this Saturday, March 2 for long time Santa Monica resident Colby West Evett, who passed away aged 92 on Feb. 16.

Leo Lawrence Bourget 1925 – 2013

Obituary, Santa Monica

Obituary: Leo Lawrence Bourget 1925 – 2013

Posted Feb. 22, 2013, 9:12 am

Leo Bourget, a former Santa Monica businessman and Pacific Palisades resident, passed away February 5, 2013 at the age of 87. He was born in Santa Monica, California, on August 10, 1925 to August and Celina Bourget.

Obituary, Santa Monica

Obituary: Longtime Santa Monica Resident Robert Zoven Long Dies Aged 96

Posted Feb. 20, 2013, 10:16 am

Robert Z. Long, a longtime resident of Santa Monica, died Sunday morning from complications after a fall.

Timothy Benge-Chadwick died Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at the age of 57 after a long illness.

Theater, Obituary, Santa Monica

Obituary: Santa Monica Playhouse Mourns Death Of Timothy Benge-Chadwick

Posted Feb. 18, 2013, 8:48 am

Long-time Santa Monica Playhouse performer, graphic artist, designer, computer specialist, author, philosopher and poet Timothy Benge-Chadwick left this mortal coil on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at the age of 57 years young after a long illness.

News, Obituary, Santa Monica

Obituary: Santa Monica Therapist, Counselor Evelyn Freeman Passes Away

Posted Feb. 11, 2013, 9:10 am

A local therapist who worked with the elderly, pioneered a peer-counseling program, and was influential at Santa Monica’s Center for Healthy Aging has recently passed away.

Lillie Bell Blakley: January 6, 1917 - January 9, 2013.

Obituary, Santa Monica

Obituary: Lillie Bell Blakley Passes Away Aged 96

Posted Jan. 14, 2013, 11:45 am

Lillie Bell Blakley was born January 6, 1917 in Birmingham, Alabama the third of nine children born from the union of Wink and Corean Payne. (Cora Mae, Conzella, Henry, James, Joseph, Dorothy, George, and Raulen).

Obituary, Santa Monica

Lillie Bell Blakley, The Mother Of Nat Trives, Passes Away At Age 96

Posted Jan. 12, 2013, 9:59 am

Mrs. Lillie Bell Blakley, the mother of Nat Trives, passed away January 9, 2013 at the age of 96.

Waitstill Hastings Sharp Jr. passed away aged 81 in Providence, Rhode Island.

Obituary, Santa Monica, Columnist

Looking Back On The Life of Waitstill Hastings Sharp Jr.

Posted Dec. 10, 2012, 1:32 am

At Thanksgiving this year I learned from my cousin Nina Patterson, a former resident of Santa Monica Canyon, that she had located a mutual friend who once rented an apartment from her family and had moved away ten years ago.

Obituary, Santa Monica

Obituary: Santa Monica Therapist And Social Worker Dies At 69

Posted Nov. 30, 2012, 1:19 am

Santa Monica therapist and social worker Kathy McTaggart died on Nov. 8 from cancer at the age of 69.

Ida May Bucher: June 8, 1918 - September 30, 2012

News, Obituary, Santa Monica

Memorial Service Set For November 17 For Former SMC Instructor Ida Bucher

Posted Nov. 8, 2012, 12:26 am

A memorial service has been set for Saturday, Nov. 17 for Ida Bucher -- a former Santa Monica College Instructor in Child Development and long time volunteer and community activist who passed away Sept. 30.

A recent head shot of Yvonne Mounsey.

News, Obituary, Santa Monica

Obituary: Yvonne Mounsey, Former Ballet Dancer Dies At Age 93

Posted Oct. 5, 2012, 4:51 am

Yvonne Mounsey, whose ballet career as dancer, choreographer, and teacher spanned eight decades, died Sept. 29 in Los Angeles after a long illness. She was perhaps best known for her roles as principal dancer for New York City Ballet (NYCB) under George Balanchine.

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