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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

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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 or .
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Published in Daily Breeze on Apr. 25, 2015

Obituaries from the Past Week

Abad, Ophelia  
Ophelia M. Abad Ophelia Abad a fifty two year resident of San Pedro passed away on April 18, 2015 at the age of 91. Ophelia was born on September 16, 1923 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Oscar and Lucy Jacobsen. She had five siblings, Roseanne, Mickey, Louis, Oscar Jr., and Mary. Ophelia married Leonidas Abad in 1950 and was a homemaker and mother of four. The family moved to San Pedro in 1963, where she resided until her death. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonidas, daugher, Carroll; and son, Richard. Ophelia is survived by her sons, Edward and Louis Abad; her five siblings, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews from Louisiana to California. Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 25th from 1-6 pm followed by a Funeral Service at 6:00 p.m. at McNerney's Mortuary Chapel in San Pedro. Interment will be private. Please sign the guestbook at or .
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Published in Daily Breeze on Apr. 22, 2015
Anderson, Mary Joy South  
In Loving Memory of Mary Joy South Anderson June 16, 1924 - April 14, 2015 Beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, Joy died peacefully in Arvada, Colorado, with her sons nearby. Joy was 90 years of age and led a long and productive life. Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, Joy, as an infant, moved with her mother to Los Angeles, California. A graduate of Hamilton High School in 1942, a year later she married R.L. (Curly) South. R.L. was in the navy and shipped off to the Pacific war zone shortly after their wedding ceremony. While R.L. was away, Joy worked in defense plants, Douglas Aircraft for one. R.L. returned from the war in 1945, and a year later son Brian was born. Another son, Craig, was born in 1948. Joy worked for Hughes Aircraft until her retirement. She rose from secretarial positions to management, a rarity in the male-dominated work force of the time. Joy loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, but indoors, bowling was her passion. Bowling consumed her energy for more than 50 years. Joy was inducted into both local and regional Bowling Halls of Fame for her service, talent, and enthusiasm to the sport. Immediate survivors include sons Brian South (Carol), and Craig South (Nina Dooley). Also surviving is neice Carolyn Cole (Bruce) who Joy considered a daughter. Grandchildren include Brent, Jason and Jared South, and Erin Dooley South. Services will be held at A.M. Gamby Funeral Home on Saturday, April 25, with a viewing at 10am, services at 11am. 25001 Narbonne Ave., Lomita CA 90717, 310-326-6343, Immediately following services, a reception will be held in the home of Craig South and Nina Dooley, 610 S. Gertruda Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Joy's name to the following organizations: Denver Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 5206, Denver, CO 80217 -or- Shared Bread, 243 S. Broadway Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Please sign the guestbook at .
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Published in Daily Breeze on Apr. 22, 2015
Ayala, Carmen G.  
Carmen G. Ayala With great sorrow, we announce the passing of our beloved mother Carmen G. Ayala. Carmen was born on June 9, 1924 in El Paso, Texas and returned home to our Lord on April 4, 2015. She attended the "Little School House", in Terminal Island and lived her youth in San Pedro, CA until she married her Banning High School sweetheart Henry in 1942. They began their family roots in Wilmington, CA and were blessed with 64 wonderful years together. Carmen is preceded in death by her husband Henry P. Ayala, her parents Tomas and Cruz Gonzalez and her son-in-law William Rodriquez. She is survived by her three children, Lydia Zamora (Sal), Stella Rodriguez, Thomas Louis Ayala (Maria), her only sibling Tomas Gonzalez (Rosie), along with 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great- grandchildren, and numerous loving nieces, nephews and cousins. A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 5:00-9:00 P.M. Rosary will begin promptly at 7:00 P.M., at Funeraria del Angel McNerney's Mortuary in Wilmington. A funeral mass will be held at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 10:00 A.M., with interment to follow at Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes. Please sign the guestbook at .
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Published in Daily Breeze on Apr. 21, 2015
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