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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 .
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Published in Daily Breeze from Apr. 24 to Apr. 26, 2015

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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, or to the Wounded Warrior Project, . Please sign the guestbook at
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Published in Daily Breeze on Apr. 24, 2015

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Huffer, Barbara (De La Mare)  
Barbara Lorraine Huffer Barbara Lorraine (De La Mare) Huffer died on April 2, 2015 in Palos Verdes, California, at age 71. Born and educated in Los Angeles, she married and raised her family here. At the time of her death she was a resident of San Pedro for 42 years. She was known for her gracious social demeanor, creative organizational skills, and humanitarian service. She was a devout member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church and a community volunteer in several organizations. Born Barbara Lorraine De La Mare in Los Angeles on August 9, 1943, she was the second child of Alan and Helen De La Mare. She had one sister, Beverly Annette, who died in 2014. She attended Alexander Hamilton High School and U.C.L.A, receiving a B.A. in Elementary Education in 1966. In 2001 she received an M.A. in Education, with an emphasis in Career Counseling. During high school she was active in the Beverly Hills Chapter of Jobs Daughters; she eventually held the chapter's highest position of Honored Queen. At U.C.L.A. she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority and the chapter's vice president. Barbara and husband Harold (Hal) were married on July 31, 1965 and would have celebrated their 50th anniversary this year. From 1966 to 1968, Barbara served in the Peace Corps and was a co-teacher in grades one to six teaching English as a second language and Math in Legaspi City, Philippines. Returning to Los Angeles in 1969, she taught 2nd grade in the Los Angeles Unified School District at Barton Hill Elementary School, San Pedro until 1975. After taking leave for five years to start a family, she went back to teaching in 1981 and taught in the district's inner-city, but left without renewing her contract because of poor working conditions. In 1984 she was hired as a word processor at the U.S. headquarters of Toyota Motor Sales in Torrance, California. She eventually worked her way up to administrator in import tracking of the Distribution Department. She retired from Toyota in 2010 after 26 years. She had a strong passion for humanitarian service and in promoting women and girl's causes. She served as secretary on the board of directors of the Peace Corps Service Council, the agency's nongovernment local support arm from 1975 to 1980. She was active in the Torrance branch of the American Association of University Women from 1999 to 2015, especially the organization's Power and Promise and Tech Trek programs. She was also the chairperson of the annual fund-raising project at her church for Heifer International. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her two daughters Holly and Erin, two granddaughters, and their families. Services will be held at 11 am on April 25th at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 1648 W. 9th St., San Pedro, CA. Please sign the guestbook at or .
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Published in Daily Breeze on Apr. 23, 2015
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