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Gell, Joan  
Joan Margaret Gell Joan was born June 15, 1940, in New Jersey to Arthur L Gell, Sr. and Gertrude Gell. She died in Rancho Palos Verdes on February 2, 2015 from cancer. She graduated from Worcester Central School in 1958, receiving the Regents Scholarship, and received her BS in Education and Mathematics from the State University of New York at Cortland. Joan went on to earn her Master's Degree in Mathematics with a fellowship from Bowdoin University in Brunswick, Maine. Joan taught mathematics in New Jersey before moving to California in 1966 to teach at Palos Verdes High School and Palos Verdes Peninsula High School until her retirement in 2004. Joan was chair of the math department for 34 years, serving on numerous curriculum committees and developing in-service programs in mathematics and computer science. She was active in the California Mathematics Council and was president of CMC and CMCSS for eight years, speaking at conferences throughout the US. Additionally, she co-authored a series of math textbooks. Joan was awarded PVPUSD Educator of the Year in 1983. Other accolades include the Edith May Sliffe Award and the George Polya Memorial Award. Joan was a finalist for the 1984 Presidential Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics in the state of California. Her favorite things were her apartment on the Esplanade in Redondo Beach overlooking the ocean, and the wonderful friends she made in the nearly 50 years she lived in California. Survived by her brother Arthur L. Gell, Jr. of Kingston, NY; sister Alice and Ken Weygand of New Hartford, NY; and nephews Lary Gell of Maryland, NY, and Peter Gell of Oneonta, NY. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the PVPHS Joan Gell Scholarship in her honor. Checks may be made out to PVPHS Joan Gell Scholarship, and sent to PVPHS, 27118 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274. A memorial service will be held at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, on Saturday, February 28 at 2 PM. 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 from Feb. 25 to Feb. 27, 2015
Gomez, Joseph  
Joseph Raymond Gomez "Hozie" September 7, 1929 - February 18, 2015 On Wednesday morning, February 18, 2015, Hozie left Redondo Beach, CA to be with his loving wife Gloria. In 1929 on September 7th he was born to Carmen and Rosalio Gomez in Hermosa Beach, CA. He is survived by daughter Ana Maria (John Jr.) Araujo and sisters Lupe Saucedo and Louisa Ruiz; numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and a long list of god children. He is preceded in death by his brothers Gilbert Gomez and Art Gomez and sister Josephine Alba. He was a member of the Drifters Car Club, King Harbor Yacht Club and Gardena Elks Lodge 1919. Hozie was a Veteran of the US Army and fought in the Korean War. When he returned he pursued the love of his life Gloria. Hozie and Gloria with Ana Maria moved to Alaska where Hozie worked as a logger. Their earnings enabled them to purchase the Hermosa Beach property and Hozie's Radiator Service was established. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Assoc. A Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, March 3 at 10:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 415 Vincent Street in Redondo Beach, CA. Burial to follow at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach, CA. Reception following Cemetery at St. James Parish Hall, 415 Vincent Street in Redondo Beach, CA. 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 Feb. 27, 2015
Guerrero, Arthur L.  
Arthur L. Guerrero "Cigar Bob" 8/31/1925 - 2/19/2015 Arthur Guerrero, 89, of Long Beach is survived by his loving wife, Emma Guerrero; his sons, Mike (deceased), Phil, Larry and Steve Guerrero; stepchildren, Red, Rachel, Leonard and Leo Gutierrez; grandchildren, Mark, Jannelle, Monique, Michelle, Deanna, Steve Jr., Kenny, Kindra, and numerous great grandchildren. Arthur worked as a Longshoreman, ILWU, for 26 years before retirement. A visitation is scheduled from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, March 2nd, along with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. at All Souls Mortuary, 4400 Cherry Ave. Long Beach, (562) 424-8601. Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3rd at St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 3955 Orange Ave. Long Beach, immediately followed by interment at All Souls Cemetery. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits .
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Published in Daily Breeze from Feb. 26 to Feb. 27, 2015

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Gilley, William  
William David Gilley 70, of Lomita, passed away on February 21, 2015. He is survived by his nieces and a nephew, great nieces and nephews. A celebration of life service will be held 9am - 2pm Friday, February 27th at Green Hills Memorial Chapel (310-831-0311). Please sign the guestbook at dailybreeze.com/obits .
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Published in Daily Breeze on Feb. 25, 2015

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Gerstenberger, Katherine M. (Lambert)  
KATHERINE M. (LAMBERT) GERSTENBERGER On Valentine's Day 2015, God freed Kathi to join her beloved Jerry in Heaven. She is dearly missed by her brother, her children and her grandchildren with whom she shared her love, and to whom she extended her caring through her last breath. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits .
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Published in Daily Breeze on Feb. 22, 2015
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