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Arico II, Joseph  
Joseph Arico, II Our beloved husband, son, father, brother, uncle and Godfather passed away on April 20, 2015. Joseph was born on February 26, 1963 in Los Angeles, CA. He attended Holy Trinity Catholic School, St. John Bosco High School and graduated from Bishop Montgomery High School. Joe was an excellent athlete that excelled in almost every sport. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed being around those he loved. Joseph is survived by his loving parents, Joseph and Barbara Arico; his adoring wife, Michele Arico and their daughter, Gianna; his son and daughter, Joseph Arico III and Mari Arico and their mother Cristina; his daughter, Hannah and her mother, Heather. He is also survived by his siblings, Lisa (Phillip) Ganoe, Lara (Phillip) Vitale, and Mario (Claudia) Arico; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many dear friends. Although Joseph's passing brings us great sadness, he will always be in our thoughts and will forever be in our hearts. In Lieu of flowers, the Arico family asks that donations be made to the Nyanja Learning Corp. Down Syndrome Center, 801 Park Center Drive #100, Santa Ana, CA 92705, Attn: Chrissy. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. followed by a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. at McNerney's Mortuary Chapel. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 12:30 p.m. at Mary Star of the Sea Church followed by interment at Green Hills Memorial Park. Please sign the guestbook at mcnerneysmortuary.com or dailybreeze.com .
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Published in Daily Breeze on Apr. 25, 2015
Aube, Leonard J.  
Leonard J. Aube April 26, 1959 ~ April 8, 2015 Leonard J. Aube, Executive Director of the Annenberg Foundation, made a career of making the world a better place. Together with the Directors of the Annenberg Foundation, Aube guided the Foundation in awarding over $2 billion in grants to nearly 2,500 organizations in 38 countries, in a wide range of program areas such as education, culture and arts, the environment, and nonprofit capacity building. Aube was instrumental in the creation of a number of Los Angeles' landmark public spaces, including the Annenberg Space for Photography, the Annenberg Community Beach House, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles, as well as Annenberg Alchemy and LA n Sync. He was essential to the relocation of the Annenberg Foundation to the City of Los Angeles in 2003. Prior to the Annenberg Foundation, Aube served for 15 years as an executive with the California Science Center. Beginning his career at Marineland of the Pacific, Aube was a knowledgeable and passionate advocate for the ocean, a lifelong scuba diver and a professional marine photographer. In recognition of Aube's many contributions to the City of Los Angeles, a section of 22nd Street between Signal Street and Miner Street in front of the future cultural and educational destination, AltaSea, was named "Leonard Aube Way." Aube is survived by his wife, Robin; their two children, Kyle and Katie; his father, Leonard E. Aube; his mother, Ida Snakenborg; his sisters, Flora Aube, Maria Martin and Irene Akiyama; and his brother, Robert Aube. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to advance colorectal cancer research under the direction of Dr. Zev Wainberg can be made to the Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation/UCLA, by mail at 8-950 Factor Bldg, Box 951780, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1780; or by phone at (310) 206-0675.
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Published in Palos Verdes Peninsula News on Apr. 23, 2015
Gage, Walter  
Walter "BUD" H. Gage 3/21/16 – 4/18/15 Bud passed away peacefully at the age of 99. He grew up in Buena Park and moved to a budding Hermosa Beach in his teens where he eventually settled down with his wife, Ruth (deceased). Bud started working at the age of 17 at Douglas Aircraft Company where as a supervisor he oversaw the assembly of their aircraft and retired after 40 years with the company. Bud loved the outdoors and was an avid competitive sailor, most often competing out of Newport. When the family moved to Rolling Hills in the early 60's, Bud and Ruth established one of the earliest memberships at Rolling Hills Country Club where they enjoyed the company of many friends. They were also very active with their children who participated in horseshows. Bud is survived by his children and grandchildren: daughters, Pamela Morton, Kelly Gage (Dennis Jaconi); sons, Paul, Matt and Robert (Lauren); grandchildren, Scott Ayakatubby (Anastasia), Cameron Stevenson (Parker). Please sign the guestbook at dailybreeze.com/obits .
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Published in Daily Breeze from Apr. 21 to Apr. 25, 2015
Gentry, Mary  
In Loving Memory of Mary Jo Gentry Mary Jo Gentry passed away April 20, 2015. She was born on June 4, 1933 at San Pedro Hospital in San Pedro, CA to Leroy and Katie Phillips. She was the eldest of 2 daughters. She is survived by her husband, Ron; her children, Dan and Karen; preceded in death by Kathy; grandchildren, Andrea, Jason, Kyla and Kory. Mary Jo spent her educational years at Barton Hill, Dana Junior High School and San Pedro High School. She took great pleasure in reading the newspaper front to back, crossword puzzles, knitting and most importantly enjoying her grandchildren. She will forever be remembered for her kindness, unconditional love, and the laughter she brought into any room. A Funeral Service will be held at 9am on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Green Hills Memorial Chapel. Sign the guestbook at dailybreeze.com/obits and greenhillsmortuary.com
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Published in Daily Breeze from Apr. 23 to Apr. 25, 2015
Hannemann, Dr. David Joseph  
David J. Hannemann 1966 - 2015 Dr. David Joseph Hannemann passed away on April 17, 2015 at his home in Westlake Village after a long battle with brain cancer. Born in Chicago, Illinois, David grew up on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and graduated from Rolling Hills High School, where he was member of the CIF championship soccer team of 1984 and earned a place on the All-CIF first team. He received his undergraduate degree in Zoology from the University of California, Berkeley and then received his DDS from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1992. After receiving his license in dentistry, Dr. Hannemann established practices in San Pedro, Redlands, and Carlsbad. As busy as he was he found time to volunteer at his church and with the homeless in San Diego as well as two orphanages in Mexico. He also coached soccer in Northern San Diego County. He became an avid golfer, whose favorite partner was his father, whom he sometimes let win. He also traveled the world visiting Israel, Italy, England, Ireland, Australia, Peru, and many islands. Friends and family loved spending time with David, who could always be counted on to enliven any gathering. He had a lively sense of. humor and was always begged to be on any Trivial Pursuit team. He will be greatly missed. Dr. Hannemann is survived by his wife Monica of Westlake Village, his parents Tim and Carol Hannemann of Palos Verdes Estates, his sister Beth Hannemann of Hermosa beach, and sister Suzi Nankervis, niece and nephew Alexxis Nankervis and Justin Nankervis all of Yorba Linda and step daughter Danielle Adler. A private celebration of life was held. In lieu of flowers please consider making a do nation to the UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Foudation 8-950 Factor Building/Box 951780,Los Angeles, CA 90095-1781 or to your favorite charity. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits .
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Published in Daily Breeze from Apr. 24 to Apr. 26, 2015
Shay, Robert Michael  
In Loving Memory of Robert Michael Shay "Mike" March 12, 1939 - March 28, 2015 Mike Shay, long term resident of Torrance, CA passed away of natural causes surrounded by family. He was a hardworking man with many interest: boating, backpacking, scuba diving, dune buggying, motor cycling, fishing, gold mining, being with family and friends, and BEER. Mike served in the U.S. Navy. He was a lifetime worker and part owner at Bilt-Rite Cabinets; he was a truck driver and mechanic as well. Mike is survived by former wife, Kay Shay; 2 daughters, Pamela Shay and Teri Wambolt (Chris); brother, Johnny Shay (Katie); grandchildren, Michael Crow, Jason Crow, Timothy Crow, Kimberly Wambolt, Marty Wambolt, Deborah Wambolt and Kenny Wambolt; Godson, Marty Howard; 13 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved very much. He is also survived by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Buzz and MaryLou Johnson, their two boys, Ricky and Shane; brother-in-law, Larry and Sharon Wyrick, their children, Boogalou, Mikey and Kurt Wyrick. Mike is predeceased by his mother, Hazel Shay and father, Harry Shay; brothers, Jerry Shay, Charlie Shay and Kenny Shay; and sister, Billie Thomas. Memorial Services were held on April 1st in Clinton, LA, where he lived with his daughter, Teri, who took very good care of him until the end. He will be truly missed by all his friends and family. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com .
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Published in Daily Breeze from Apr. 24 to Apr. 25, 2015

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Boyle, Susan  
Susan Elizabeth Boyle Born December 18, 1957 in Torrance, California; died with family members at her side on April 16, 2015. Viewing April 26th 4-6PM at Gamby Funeral Home, 25001 Narbonne Ave, Lomita, CA 90717. Graveside Service April 27th 2-3PM at Inglewood Park Cemetery, 720 E Florence Ave, Inglewood, CA 90302. Memorial Service April 27th 6-7PM at the Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, 26438 Crenshaw Blvd, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274.
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Published in Daily Breeze on Apr. 24, 2015
Early, James  
James Early Former Torrance resident Jim Early age 83 died recently at Henry Mayo Hospital in Valencia, Ca. from complications of pancreatic cancer. Jim was born in Colt Arkansas, the oldest of four children. At the age of 18 he enlisted in the US Army and served during the Korean war. After being discharged he moved to Torrance where he spent the majority of his adult life. He was employed by Allied Signal in Torrance for 40 years as a manufacturing engineer working on numerous projects including the Space Shuttle. Jim was preceded in death by his first wife Florence and brother Bobby. He is survived by his wife of 40 years Ruthellen, sons Steve Mark and Craig, seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren and sisters Deloris and Nadine. Jim was an accomplished handy man, who enjoyed working on many projects at home and providing assistance to our friends and neighbors. Jim was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be missed by all that knew him. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits .
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Published in Daily Breeze on Apr. 24, 2015
Honenberger, Gary Lee  
Gary Lee Honenberger August 11, 1941-April 15, 2015 Beloved brother, father, grandfather and husband, he passed away peacefully at home. He is survived by his wife Penny; daughters, Kim, Michelle (Jeff), Nicole (Keith) and step-daughters, Brynne (Todd), Kym (Dana), Brenna (Shelley) and Jessica (Mike); brother Don (Nancy); 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins as well as friends here in California and across the country. Born in Richmond, Indiana he moved to California in the early 1960's. He was a long time Torrance resident. He worked for the telephone company, starting at GTE and retiring from Pac-Bell. After retirement, he consulted back to the company for special projects and as an inspector. He loved golfing with friends and spending time with family. He had a deep love of country and appreciation for those who serve in the military. His wish was for family and friends to celebrate his life. To honor this wish a wake/memorial with be held at his favorite neighborhood bar, The Desert Room, in Gardena, California on Friday, April 24th. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Gary's honor, to the VFW, www.vfw.org or to the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org . Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits
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Published in Daily Breeze on Apr. 24, 2015
Parks Jr., Charles  
Charles "Buddy" Parks, Jr. Passed away peacefully in his home on April 13, 2015 with his loving wife of 57 years, Sandra, at his side. A third generation San Pedran, he attended Cabrillo Elementary School, Dana Junior High, San Pedro High School and Los Angeles Trade Tech. After spending 4 years in the United States Air Force, He joined United Association of Plumbers Local 78 where he worked in the field for 20 years. He later established Parks Plumbing Inc. with his sons. A life long learner, he studied American History and had a particular fondness for the Civil War. He spent many years as an Interpretive Volunteer at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles. Buddy enjoyed reading, painting, hiking, traveling and playing golf with his friends and family. He served on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club and the Rotary Club of Wilmington. He was a long time supporter of the performing arts, holding season tickets to the Ahamson, The Mark Taper Forum and The Los Angeles Philharmonic for over 50 years. Buddy had a passion for sports and could frequently be seen at USC football, Long Beach State basketball and the LA Dodger games. He especially loved baseball, from Little League to the Majors. His memberships at The Toastmasters and Elks Clubs in San Pedro created many close and enduring friendships. He loved his family, his friends and his work. He is survived by his wife Sandra; his sons, Charles III (Kathleen), John, James, and Jason (Laura); his grandsons, John (Marcela), Charles IV, Finn, Hudson, Matthew Martinez, granddaughter Caroline; and great granddaughters Liliana and Isabela Parks. He is also survived by his Aunt Margie Wick and many cousins. The memorial service to celebrate Buddy's life will be held at St. Peters Presbyterian Church in Rancho Palos Verdes on May 1st at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made to the San Pedro and Wilmington Boys and Girls Clubs.
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Published in Daily Breeze from Apr. 22 to Apr. 24, 2015
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