Long Beach Obituaries
Local obituary notices in Long Beach, CA
Friday Nov 21 | via The Wave
A man who had a restraining order against him was fatally shot by Long Beach police in the Wrigley neighborhood Friday, police said. Police initially responded at 8:10 a.m. to the 2300 block of Eucalyptus Avenue, near Layfayette Elementary School, to a call of a girl who had run away, Long Beach police said in a statement. Comment?
Thursday Nov 20 | via Press-Telegram
Ray Grabinski, a three-term Long Beach city councilman, liked the rough-and-tumble of politics, but he was always a gentleman about it. “He had a reputation as a kind of tough guy with a big heart,” said former Mayor Beverly O'Neill who defeated Grabinski in mayoral races in 1994 and 2002. Comment?
Wednesday Nov 19 | via Press-Telegram
Grabinski was raised in North Long Beach, where he graduated from Jordan High School and went on to attend Long Beach City College. He served as the 7th District council member from 1986 through 1994, and was elected again for a third term in 1998. Comment?
Friday Nov 14 | via OregonLive.com
Marilyn Hayward, a prominent figure in Portland's bike community known for her frequent smile and for helping others, recently killed herself after never fully recovering from a 2012 car accident . She was 65. The owner of Coventry Cycle Works on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Hayward specialized in recumbents, known as "bent bikes." Comment?
Thursday Nov 13 | via USA Today
Jon Walters starred for the Trojans and had Olympic aspirations before dying as a result of accidentally mixing Xanax and alcohol. Now his little brother is trying to lead USC to a seventh consecutive national title. Comment?
Tuesday Nov 11 | via CBS Local
LOS ANGELES - A stretch of the San Bernardino Freeway in East Los Angeles will be dedicated in memory of Joseph Gatto, the 78-year-old former educator and father of Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-Los Angeles. A section of the Interstate 10 between the Long Beach and Golden State freeways will be called the Joseph Gatto Memorial Highway. Comment?
Monday Nov 10 | via PRLog US Entertainment
PRLog - Nov. 10, 2014 - LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- A public memorial service is scheduled to pay honor to music industry veteran, Augie Johnson, on Saturday November 15, 2014 at Centinela Valley Performing Arts located at 14901 S. Inglewood Ave. Lawndale, CA, 90278 at 11 a.m. August "Augie" Johnson, best known as creator of 1970's R&B group, Side Effect, with hit singles, "Always There" and "Keep That Same Old Feeling" passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 11, 2014 at his home in Long Beach, CA. Comment?
Saturday Nov 8 | via Press-Telegram
I flipped past it while scanning the day's paper, not knowing that a few hours later, the listing would lead to a phone call that would allow a local mother to finally know the fate of a son she hadn't seen in 24 years. “I had a feeling this was coming,” said Laura Mathews, 91, on the phone that day. Comment?
Thursday Nov 6 | via The Republic
He is survived by two daughters, Nichole Taylor of North Vernon and Karen Renee' Taylor of Columbus; his companion, Sonja Kay Bryant of Columbus; and two sisters, Cathy Adams of Long Beach, California, and Susan Taylor of Seymour. Funeral service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Monday at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon with calling from 4 p.m. until service time. Comment?
Monday Nov 3 | via Los Angeles Times
Retired Los Angeles city firefighter Arnett Hartsfield Jr. dons an original Bakelite helmet from Fire Station 30 on Central Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, where he began his LAFD career in 1940. Retired Los Angeles city firefighter Arnett Hartsfield Jr. dons an original Bakelite helmet from Fire Station 30 on Central Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, where he began his LAFD career in 1940. Comment?
Monday Nov 3 | via The Wave
A Long Beach man who police say broke into his neighbors' house and killed their dog was identified Monday by the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office. Richard Joseph Barrett, 62, armed himself with a crowbar and knife and broke into his neighbor's home in the 300 block of Cherry Avenue shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday, according to Long Beach police and the Coroner's Office. Comment?
Friday Oct 31 | via Weirton Daily Times
Born September 30, 1928, in Oil City, PA, she was the daughter of the late James E. and Elizabeth Norine Brown McFadden. Comment?
Friday Oct 31 | via Beachcomber
Jim Stangeland, one of Long Beach City College's all-time greatest coaches as well as one of the best to come out of the city of Long Beach, passed away on Oct. 25 in Huntington Beach at the age of 92. Stangeland is a member of the LBCC Hall of Champions, Long Beach State Hall of Fame, Long Beach Century Club Hall of Fame and the California Community College Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Stangeland led the LBCC Football program to national championships in 1960, 1962 and 1964. Comment?
Monday Oct 27 | via Press-Telegram
Photo Courtesy Long Beach City College Jim Stangeland came to Long Beach after his service during World War II as a pilot. He was hired as Long Beach City College's head coach in 1957, leading the Vikings to titles in 1960, 1962 and 1964. Comment?
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