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Anderson, Earl  
In Memory of Earl W. Anderson Earl W. Anderson, the son of Einer and Florence Anderson, passed away on August 24, 2015 at the age of 90. He was born on September 3, 1924 in San Pedro, California and was a proud veteran of WWII. He is preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Mary Anderson and great granddaughter Angel Soto. He is survived by his daughter, Marilyn Adams, grandchildren, Aaron (April) Adams, Bethany (Mike) Soto, great grandchildren, Jonathan Skinner, James Skinner, Marcy Soto, Joelle Adams and sister-in-law, JoAnn Anderson. Visitation will be held 3pm - 8pm Friday, August 28, 2015 at Green Hills Mortuary, and a funeral service will be held at 1pm Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Green Hills Memorial Chapel. Please sign the guestbook at dailybreeze.com and greenhillsmortuary.com
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Published in Daily Breeze from Aug. 27 to Aug. 29, 2015
Hickman, Mary Jane  
Mary Jane Hickman Passed away August 21, 2015 in Torrance. She was born September 27, 1944 in Mt. Ida, Arkansas. She had resided in Carson for over 50 years. She is survived by her brothers, Dale G. Lavender, Clifford L. Hickman, sister, Lorraine Weymouth. She had spent the last 7 years at Torrance Care Center. She was very happy with the staff and residents. Visitation will be held Sunday, August 30 from 4:30-8:30pm at Rose Hills Memorial Park, 3888 Workman Mill Road, Whittier. Graveside services will be held on Monday, August 31 from 1-2pm, also at Rose Hills Memorial Park.
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Published in Daily Breeze from Aug. 27 to Aug. 29, 2015

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Bielma, Francisco  
FRANCISCO BIELMA 1938 – 2015 (AKA: Frankie, "Mi Negro" "the BOXER") Francisco Bielma born in Ventura, CA in 1938, the son of Manuela Nellie Robles and Louis Acosta Bielma, passed away on August 21, 2015 at the age of 76. He was the eldest of 8 brothers and 1 sister (Louis, Ronald, Ruben, Eloise, Bernardo, George, Rodrigo, and Johnny). In 1952, his parents moved to Wilmington, CA seeking better employment and a better life. His father, a former boxer, worked as a longshoreman and as a stucco/plasterer. In 1953, Frankie began an amateur boxing career and earned the "Harbor Area Middleweight" title. In 1956 he fought his first professional match in the Welterweight division at the Legion Stadium, Hollywood, CA ending in a Win. After graduating from Phineas Banning High School in 1957, he continued his professional televised boxing career in the Welterweight division under manager Jake Shugrue while sparring at the Hoover Street Gym in South Los Angeles. In 1958, he enlisted in the U.S. Army assigned to the infantry carrying the old Browning Automatic Rifle and also served as a boxing coach, while continuing to box under manager Angelo Dundee (former manager to Cassius Clay). Frankie was a religious man and the 1st of seven brothers to serve in the U.S. Army. While stationed in Panama, he married Ambrosina Alvarez Carrera in 1961 in Panama City. In 1962, after serving 4-years, he received an Honorable discharge as a Corporal E-4 from the U.S. Army. Upon his return home, he resided in Wilmington, CA and eventually expanded his family with 3 daughters and 2 sons (Priscilla, Marisol, Francisco Jr., Jolene and Paul). Afterwards in 1962, he served in the U.S. National Guard, Palos Verdes Missile Base as a Missile Man during the Vietnam War for the next 6-years, while continuing to professionally box under manager Jackie McCoy (who developed 5 world champions). In 1966 he fought his last bout at the Olympic Auditorium, L.A., CA ending with a Win. His 10-year televised professional boxing career includes 14 wins (3) KO's; 6 loss; 4 draws; 24 bouts; 192 rounds; and 13% KO's at 10 different venues throughout the U.S. When Frankie boxed, he was known for his fancy dance footwork, his long left jab and his quick reflexes. He worked at Proctor & Gamble then ARCO Refinery as an operator and inspector. In 1993, he married Graciela Irene Perales and again expanded his family with 1 daughter, Esmeralda Irene Bielma. In 2008 he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, which he eventually succumbed to. On August 21, 2015, he passed away in Long Beach, CA to the Lord lovingly with his family beside him. He is survived by his wife, 6 children, 6 grandchildren, 3 brothers, 1 sister, 1 brother-in-law, nephews and nieces, cousins and friends and will be missed. "It was his religious beliefs and non-killer fighting instincts that prevented his boxing abilities to further. You will always be the uncrowned Welterweight champion in our hearts", said brother Rodrigo. "You will always be lovingly and thoroughly missed; you started and ended with a Win", said his children. Frankie was known for telling jokes and his passion for boxing. A memorial service following a Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 30, 2015, at Luyben Dilday Family Mortuary, 5161 Arbor Road, Long Beach, CA, (562-425-6401). For further information, see Frankie Bielma Facebook. Written by: Priscilla Bielma along with Marisol, Cisco, Jolene and Paul. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits .
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Published in Daily Breeze on Aug. 27, 2015
Gallagher, Carol  
Carol "Sue" Gallagher Carol "Sue" Gallagher of Redondo Beach passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2015. Sue was born in Sacramento, CA on November 20, 1939 to Harold and Ruth Atherley. As a young girl she and her family moved to the South Bay where she graduated from Westchester High School with the class of 1957. During her teenage years Sue and her family moved to Redondo Beach, which she embraced as her beloved lifelong home. As the proud daughter to an entrepreneurial mother, Sue helped grow her family's many businesses, including the Yum Yum Tree, on the Redondo Pier before concluding her career at Adelphia/Time Warner Cable in Hermosa Beach. Sue was a dedicated, longtime member of Hope Chapel Hermosa. She had a love for writing and comedy and performed in a local comedy troupe in the 1990's. In 2007, Sue fulfilled the dream of her lifetime by travelling to Israel with the Hope for Israel ministry. Her experiences in the Holy Land left an everlasting impression upon her that she loved to share. Sue was most known for her love of the Lord and family. She leaves behind her children, Cyndy (Fernando) and Christopher Deese; grandson Matthew Deese; sister Patti Cook; nephew Frank Cook as well as her dear friends and extended church family at Hope Chapel. A visitation will be held on Friday August 28, 2015 from 5:00pm until 9:00pm at Rice Mortuary. The Church Service will be held at Hope Chapel in Hermosa Beach on Saturday August 29 at 10:00am. Visit www.lafuneral.com to send the family messages and share memories. Sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com .
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Published in Daily Breeze on Aug. 27, 2015
Lopez, Mario  
Mario Joseph Lopez Born March 19th, 1958 Mario was called home by God on August 11th, 2015. He was preceded in death by his Stepfather, Elias Palos and Brother, David M. Lopez. He is Survived by his Mother, Caroline Palos; Brothers, Daniel Lopez and Eddie (Patsy) Palos; Sister, Lisa (Dean) Stivason; Sister in Law, Linda Lopez; and numerous Nieces and Nephews. Small prayer service will be held at west end of Point Fermin Park on Saturday, August 29th at 10am. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits
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Published in Daily Breeze on Aug. 27, 2015
Smallwood, Mary  
In Loving Memory of Mary Smallwood Mary Smallwood passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, in Torrance, CA at the age of 91. Mary is survived by her sons, Gary and Michael Smallwood of Torrance, CA. She is preceded in death by her son, Donald Smallwood, and husband, Emmett Smallwood. Mary was born on March 15, 1924, in Morgan City, Alabama. She married Emmett in 1946, and they moved to California in 1956. Shortly after arriving in CA, she worked for Harvey Aluminum in quality control. She worked for various other companies over the years. After she retired, Mary loved outings to casinos and trips to Laughlin, Nevada. Mary had a great sense of humor and was a generous, witty and dedicated individual who loved her family and her grandchildren. She took daily walks and enjoyed meeting new friends. A funeral is scheduled for Friday, August 28, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Green Hills Memorial Park, 27501 S. Western Avenue, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Mary's life. The family would like to thank Companion Hospice for their companionship, care, and dedication. Sign the guestbook at dailybreeze.com and Greenhillsmortuary.com
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Published in Daily Breeze from Aug. 25 to Aug. 27, 2015
Vilicich, Mary Gasperov  
Mary Gasperov Vilicich 1927 - 2015 Her last words: "It's been wonderful." That is how our beloved mother viewed her life. Filled with gratitude and unbridled love for her children and grandchildren, she was always up for an adventure and happiest when she was with her family. She is survived by her sister, Josephine Jackson; her children, Jerry, Patrick and Steven Vilicich and Tina Solomon; grandchildren, Brigette, Christopher, Jett and Leslie Vilicich, Dale and Ruby Solomon. Her brothers, Joe, Jerry and Frank Gasperov preceded her in death. Mary graduated from San Pedro High and worked as a bank teller until marrying Jerry A. Vilicich. Education was her lifelong passion so, after raising her family, she enrolled in Harbor Community College where she graduated with honors and earned her degree in Political Science. Additionally, she earned both her realtor's and broker's license. One of her proudest moments was the day she closed 3 escrows in one very exciting afternoon. She went on to work in the building department for Palos Verdes Estates City Hall. After "retiring" Mary worked at St. John Fisher in the church nursery, volunteered at both Little Company of Mary and Torrance Memorial Hospital, babysat neighborhood children regularly, and traveled to far off destinations such as the Vatican in Rome and the Great Wall of China. Mary passed away peacefully at home on Friday, August 21st after a brief battle with cancer. A Memorial Service will be celebrated Friday, August 28th at 11:00 a.m. at Saint John Fisher Catholic Church in Rancho Palos Verdes. Interment at the church's columbarium will be immediately following services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the church in her honor: Saint John Fisher Catholic Church, 5448 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits .
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Published in Daily Breeze on Aug. 27, 2015

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Achterberg, Rita (Van Steenhuyse)  
Rita (Van Steenhuyse) Achterberg, 73, died of natural causes on Friday, July 31, 2015 at her home in Williamsburg, Iowa. An open house Celebration of Life will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at the Palos Verdes Golf Club. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, October 9, 2015 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Williamsburg with Rev. Joseph F. Roost as celebrant followed by inurnment in the Van Steenhuyse family plot at St. Mary's Cemetery in Williamsburg. Rita Ann Van Steenhuyse was born January 26, 1942 in Van Horne, IA; the youngest of six children of Walter and Louise (Simmons) Van Steenhuyse. Rita grew up in Williamsburg and graduated from Williamsburg High School in 1960. She attended Iowa State University before marrying Donald Achterberg in 1963. They moved to Inglewood, CA in 1965 where they began raising their three children Michael, Alan and Ann Marie. In 1976 the family moved to Rolling Hills Estates where in 1982 she began a successful 20-year career as a residential real estate agent. Rita excelled as a full-time mother to her children and was ever-present in their lives. Over the years she was active in numerous volunteer positions for her churches and communities. In Palos Verdes she was very active for many years with Las Candalistas, National Charity League and the PVP Association of Realtors. At St. John Fisher Church she was a school board member and the founder/chairman of the parish family program in the early 80's. Don and Rita divorced in 2001 after 38 years of marriage. Rita later married Ed Bower and they moved back to Williamsburg in 2004 just two houses from where she grew up. Rita obtained her Iowa real estate broker's license, and later enjoyed working part-time at Von Essen Galerie on the Town Square. Rita is survived by Ed, Don, her three children; Michael (Patrice) Achterberg of Rolling Hills Estates CA, Alan Achterberg of Irvine CA, and Ann Marie (Darin) Crew of Lisle IL; four grandchildren, Dean Achterberg, Chatelaine (Chet) Achterberg, Ian Crew and Sophia Crew; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Ray, Gerald, Leo and Earl and sister, Mary Frazier. Rita always lovingly put everyone else first. She never wanted to complain or steal the spotlight. Rita had many close friends and was well loved by all in her communities through the years. Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home, in Vinton, Iowa is caring for Rita and her family. Condolences may be left at their web site www.vsrfh.com.
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Published in Palos Verdes Peninsula News on Aug. 20, 2015
Scholz, Frank Paul  
Frank Paul Scholz December 8, 1924 - July 27, 2015 Frank Paul Scholz, age 90, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 27, 2015. A 41 year resident of Rancho Palos Verdes, he was a beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, friend, grandfather, and soon-to-be great grandfather. Frank was born in Iron Mountain, Michigan, on December 8, 1924, the oldest of four children of Frank Joseph and Dora Richter Scholz. He spent his youth growing up on a farm in Niagara, Wisconsin. After graduating from Niagara High School in 1943, Frank volunteered to serve his country during World War II enlisting in the U.S. Army. He was accepted as an Aviation Cadet in the U.S. Army Air Corps (now the U. S. Air Force) where his was the first class to receive twin-engine pilot training. Frank was honorably discharged when the war ended and began working as a deck hand on an iron ore steamer on Lake Superior. Soon he decided that college on the GI Bill was his next goal, and he enrolled in the Aviation Engineering program at Northrop Institute of Technology in California, where he would later also earn his MBA. His interest in aviation led to a career in the aerospace industry which spanned over forty years working for McDonnell Douglas, Rockwell and Boeing. He was most proud of his work on the Space Shuttle and Space Station. Already an avid hunter and fisherman from his days in Wisconsin, when Frank moved to California he soon became smitten by the Pacific Ocean and the wonders it held. He first obtained his diving certification from Salvage Diving School, at a time when they used a heavy dive helmet, the precursor to today's scuba diving equipment. Thus began his more than fifty years of ocean fishing and scuba diving in the waters of California, Alaska, the Caribbean, and the South Pacific. This was most often with the Douglas Dive Club of which he was a past president, a Lifetime Member, and extremely proud of his long-standing position as newsletter editor. In addition, he was a white water rafting enthusiast, having ridden the rapids in many California rivers as well as in Utah and the Kongakut River in Alaska. It was while in Alaska that he became hooked on salmon and halibut fishing and made this an annual event for many years. Another annual tradition was going to the "Gorge" for first-of-the-season trout fishing with family and friends. After retiring from Boeing and the Air Force Reserves, Frank continued to travel. His favorite adventure was an unforgettable African Safari taken with his wife, Anne. All those animals and armed with only a camera! His military service allowed him privileges at Vandenberg Air Force Base where he hunted deer and wild boar and enjoyed just viewing the countryside. Even at age 90, Frank could be found at the gym or taking his daily walk at 6 am on the Point Vicente Lighthouse trails. Frank is survived by his wife of 41 years, Anne Croom Scholz; two children from a previous marriage, Paul Scholz (Sandra) of Westminster, Kristen Cumby (Robert) of Rancho Palos Verdes; stepson Alan Waters (Yvonne) of Palm Desert; stepdaughter Beth Gessner (Thomas) of Manhattan Beach; and eight grandchildren: Melissa Tierney (Daniel), Kevin Scholz (Lea), Lauren Scholz, Walker Cumby, Madison Cumby, Taylor Waters, Ryan Waters, and Emily Gessner. He is also survived by his sisters, Sally LaBerge (Gene) and Louise Coates (Robert) all of Wisconsin, and numerous nieces and nephews. His brother, William, preceded him in death. The many people whose lives he touched will remember him as a loving and caring person with a quick sense of humor. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Frank's ashes were scattered in the Pacific Ocean at his request in a private family service on August 7, 2015. A "Celebration of a Life Well Lived" will be held at a later date at Ports O' Call Restaurant by the water that he so loved. Because of Frank's love for his country and devotion to the military, the family suggests a donation to his favorite charity, Wounded Warrior Project. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits
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Published in Daily Breeze on Aug. 26, 2015

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Bolde, Ingrid  
Ingrid Ellinor Bolde It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother and grandmother, Ingrid Bolde. Born August 9, 1943 in Prague, Czechoslovakia to Elizabeth and John Michale and passed away on August 18, 2015. She graduated from Hollywood High and went on to work many years for Rapiscan (OSI). She was a member of the Redondo Beach Elks Lodge and in charge of Basic Practices for many years. She was also the long-time secretary for the South Bay Fun Club and a member of the Torrance Moose Lodge. Her love for teaching and playing tennis was known to all. She was an avid traveler and had been to Europe and some of her fondest memories were Chicago, Branson, and a cruise to Vancouver, Canada. She was a true friend and loved by many for her loyalty, friendliness and generosity. She is survived by her children, Michael Anthony and Paul Brian Bolde, and grandchildren, Paul Daniel and Steven Michael Bolde. She was predeceased by her grandson, Robert James Bolde and dear friend Bill Seymor. She also leaves behind her dear and devoted friends. The memorial service will be at Green Hills, Rancho Palos Verdes on Thursday, August 27th from 5pm – 6pm. A celebration of life reception will be at the Redondo Beach Lodge Friday, August 28 from 5pm -8pm. Burial will be private. Please sign guestbook at dailybreeze.com
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Published in Daily Breeze on Aug. 25, 2015
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