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Batts, Nancy  
Nancy E. Batts Nancy Batts, will have visitation on Fri. 2/27/15 from 5-8 pm, A.M.Gamby Funeral Home. Memorial Servive will be Sat. 2/28/15 at 12 pm, The Bay Church, Lomita. Please Sign the guestbook at www.amgamby.com .
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Published in Daily Breeze on Feb. 27, 2015
Brookman, Harold  
Harold Lewis Brookman March 8, 1936 - February 18, 2015 Harold L. Brookman, a 40-year resident of Gardena, CA passed away unexpectedly during heart surgery on February 18, 2015. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he served in the US Marine Corps during the Korean War after which he settled in California. He enjoyed taking care of his family and helping others. He will be dearly missed. He is survived by his wife Lillian, his son Kevin (Lisa), brother Edwin Brookman, sister Gloria Stratton and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 1 pm at Green Hills Memorial Park at 2750 S. Western Ave., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275. Please sign the guestbook at dailybreeze.com
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Published in Daily Breeze on Feb. 27, 2015
Camello, Vincenza  
Vincenza Camello Our beloved mother, Vincenza Camello, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, February 27, 2015. Vincenza was preceded in death by her husband, Giovan Giuseppe Camello, and her great grandson, Joshua Pirozzi. Vincenza was born on the island of Ischia, Italy on October 4, 1922 to, Maria and Antonio DeAngelis. Vincenza and her family immigrated to the United States in 1958 to the community of San Pedro. She is survived by her children Mary R. Pirozzi (Vince), John Camello (Ann), Frank Camello (Erma), and Anthony Camello; brothers Ciro De Angelis (Gina), Ferdinando DeAngelis (Rina), and Sister Lillina DeAngelis all residing in Italy. Grandchildren Mary Ann Pirozzi, Jerry Pirozzi (Heather), Enza Pirozzi, Lina Camello, Nancie Camello, Stephanie Camello, Joseph Camello, Johnny Camello, and Christopher Camello. Great- grandchildren Chase, Vincent, and Gavin, as well as nieces, nephews, and cousins. Vincenza was a member of the Italian Catholic Federation and a member of the Anderson Memorial Senior Citizens Club. She enjoyed sewing for her family and friends, and loved cooking and baking for her family. Vincenza also enjoyed traveling and cruising with her husband Giuseppe and many friends. She will be greatly missed by all. A special thank you to the nurses and staff of the Los Palos Convalescent Hospital. A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 4-7 pm at McNerney's Mortuary. A funeral mass will be held at Mary Star of the Sea Church on Friday, March 6, 2015, at 10:30 am. Entombment to follow at Green Hills Memorial Park. Please sign the guest book and share your memories at mcnerneysmortuary.com or dailybreeze.com .
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Published in Daily Breeze from Mar. 3 to Mar. 5, 2015
Carroll Joseph, Dr. Bellis  
Dr. Carroll Joseph Bellis 1908 - 2015 Prominent Long Beach Surgeon Dr. Carroll Joseph Bellis passed away February 3, 2015 peacefully in his Rolling Hills home. Dr. Bellis was an accomplished musician; his piano playing put him through medical school in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dr. Bellis studied at the University of Minnesota where he obtained his Doctorate in Medicine as well as PhDs in physiology and surgery. During World War II, Dr. Bellis worked as the surgical consultant to the Surgeon General of the U.S. Army and was stationed in Atlanta, Georgia. He moved to California in December of 1946 where he performed over 28,000 herniorrhaphies at St. Mary's Medical Center in Long Beach until he retired in 1995 at age 86. Dr. Bellis' medical career spanned 60 years. All his life, he enjoyed teaching, writing, reading, playing music, loving his family and caring for his sweet dachshunds. Dr. Bellis invented and perfected the mersilene mesh hernia procedure and was the first to perform herniorrhaphies as an out-patient surgery. He was named Fellow in Surgery at the Mayo Clinic and he instructed surgery at the University of Minnesota Medical School. The Minneapolis Surgical Society awarded him a medal for "Service to Humanity" in recognition of his studies in spirometry and atelectasis after surgery. He was Phi Beta Kappa, Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and was certified by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Bellis was the author of fifty-two publications in surgical and physiological literature including three books: Fundamentals of Human Physiology; Critique of Reason; and Lectures in Medical Physiology. Dr. Bellis raised two wonderful boys, Joseph and David, who were both accomplished musicians and teachers. Dr. Bellis is survived by his loving wife, Mildred; daughter, Ann; grandson, James; his nephews, nieces and friends. He is described by many as a great man. Always humble, Dr. Bellis requested no Memorial Services be held. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits .
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Published in Daily Breeze on Mar. 1, 2015
De La Torre, Arthur  
Arthur "Tudy" De La Torre Arthur "Tudy" De La Torre was born on November 6, 1945 in Los Angeles, CA to Anthony & Virginia De La Torre. With his family by his side, Tudy, peacefully went to the Lord on March 3, 2015 at his residence in Lomita, CA. Predeceased by his parents & his brothers: Tony De La Torre & Jesse De La Torre; he is survived by his wife: Helen & children: Arthur, Jr., Robert (Marcie); & David (Erica). He leaves his legacy on this earth through his 7 grandchildren & is also survived by his 9 brothers & sisters, & numerous nephews, nieces, cousins & many friends. Visitation will be on Monday, March 9, 2015 from 4 to 8 p.m. with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. at All Souls Mortuary, 4400 Cherry Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807. Mass of Christian Burial is on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 11 a.m. also at All Souls Mortuary, with interment to follow at All Souls Cemetery. To send the family a message, please visit the website at www.allsoulsmortuary.com or www.dailybreeze.com
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Published in Daily Breeze on Mar. 6, 2015
Dickinson, Howard  
Howard L. "Dick" Dickinson 1929 - 2015 Dick Dickinson was an icon cruising the South Bay in his red classic '57 Chevy pick-up "Big Bertha" until stricken with Alzheimer's disease about five years ago. Dick and his beloved Dee have enjoyed living in their Manhattan Beach home for almost 50 years, although the last few years he has required care at Sunnyside Nursing Center in Torrance. He went home to the Lord on February 26, 2015. Dick was a life-long athlete, excelling in football and basketball and later contributing his skills and passion to umpiring youth baseball and refereeing high school football to keep involved in sports. He was a charter member of The Spectrum Club of Manhattan Beach and worked out and played basketball there until into his 80's. "The Big Guy" was a good friend and neighbor and loved by all who knew him. He will be missed for his unconditional support of friends and family, his enthusiasm for life and his unwavering devotion to the Lord. Dick was an enthusiastic and active member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Redondo Beach. He served as an Elder in the church and many newcomers and members were always greeted warmly and affectionately at Sunday services by him. Dick was also a prayer warrior who attended and actively contributed to the Wednesday morning Men's Bible Study. He served in the U.S. Navy at the end of WWII. He worked in the aerospace industry and retired from Teledyne Controls in Santa Monica. In his retirement, he met his pals at Peet's Coffee and avidly played golf at Los Verdes Country Club and resorts around the country including Hawaii, Canada and St. Andrew's in Scotland. Dick and Dee have had a wonderful life traveling the world together. There will be a memorial service celebrating his life on at Sunday, March 8, at 2:00 pm at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 301 Avenue D, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 on with a reception following. Condolences and remembrances may be sent to www.lafuneral.com . Sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com .
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Published in Daily Breeze on Mar. 3, 2015
Falcone, Joseph  
Joseph Mayo Falcone Joseph Mayo Falcone, 95, died February 27, 2015, with his wife, daughter, and son-in-law by his side. He was born on May 1, 1919, in San Pedro to Giovanni Battista Falcone of Sestri Levante, Italy and Amelia Rose (Ghiotto) Falcone of Los Angeles, California. His father was a fisherman and one of the pioneering families of the industry in San Pedro. Mr. Falcone, more commonly known as Joya, was the youngest of seven children and a very active child. He enjoyed time on Catalina Island, a place that he cherished his entire life. This fondness began as a young boy when he would accompany his four brothers to the island while they fished and he was left to his own devices to swim and explore. Joya began his career in the fishing industry as an engineer. He enlisted in the Naval Reserve in June of 1941. He later served in the Navy during World War II as a Motor Machinist Mate 1st Class on the U.S.S. Chestnut, which operated in the South Pacific. Joya's last job was as an engineer for Wrigley Towing. His interests included spending time with his family, walking as far as his legs could take him, chewing the fat with friends, hot coffee, sitting at the table with his beloved wife while looking out the kitchen window, and planning his next trip to Catalina Island. Joya is survived by his wife, Mary (Lauro) Falcone; his daughter Joyette (Falcone) Mosich and her husband George; his granddaughter Marisa (Mosich) Kunich and her husband John; his granddaughter Christy (Mosich) French and her husband Michael; four great-grandchildren; and his sister, Margarita Y. Falcone; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Anthony J. Falcone. A visitation will be held at McNearny's Mortuary on Wednesday, March 4 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at Mary Star of the Sea Church on Thursday, March 5 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Joseph Falcone to the Catalina Island Conservancy. By mail: Catalina Island Conservancy 330 Golden Shore #170, Long Beach, California 90802 ATTN: Cynthia Lopez By phone: (562) 437-8555 x241 Or you can go online: http://www.catalinaconservancy.org/ Plesae sign the guestbook at mcnerneysmortuary.com or dailybreeze.com
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Published in Daily Breeze on Mar. 3, 2015
Franco, Noemi  
Noemi Franco 11/13/1931 - 2/28/2015 Noemi Franco, "Nana", 83, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away surrounded by her family at her home on February 28, 2015. She is survived by her children, Irene (John) Towers, Emma Skinner, Robert (Gerri) Franco, and Esther (Larry) Bousquet; her 8 grandchildren, Robert (Jennifer) Bousquet , John James (Laura) Towers, Kenneth Bousquet, Richard Franco, Chris Franco, Eric Towers, Robert Franco, and Autumn Skinner; 4 great-children, Alyssa Bousquet, Emily Bousquet, Cameron Bousquet, and John Jackson Towers. She was preceeded in death by her husband of sixty years, Genaro Franco, and her son, Arthur Franco. Noemi was a life-long resident of San Pedro. She loved to be surrounded by children, evident by her work at 15th St. Elementary School as a bilingual teacher's aide. Her greatest joy and legacy were her children and grandchildren. She loved them dearly and was very proud of their every accomplishment. She took great joy in attending their many activities. Well known in San Pedro for her cooking skills, her traditional Christmas tamales will be greatly missed. A public viewing will be held on Thursday, March 5th from 3-8 p.m. at Green Hills Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes. A celebration of her life will take place on Friday, March 6th at 9:00 a.m. at Green Hills Chapel. Funeral Home Green Hills Mortuary & Memorial Chapel 27501 South Western Avenue Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 (310) 831-0311 Please sign the guestbook at dailybreeze.com
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Published in Daily Breeze from Mar. 4 to Mar. 5, 2015
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
GLIMP-RUSSELL, LESLIE ANN  
Leslie Ann Glimp-Russell Age 49, passed away on February 20, 2015 at home in Redondo Beach, California surrounded by her family. She was born on August 17, 1965 in Redondo Beach, California to David and Sharon Bauman. Leslie lived her entire life in Redondo Beach. She graduated from Aviation High School, attended Art Institute and El Camino College. Leslie cherished her years spent as a Floral Manager at Ralphs in El Segundo where she made many lifelong friends. Leslie enjoyed spending her spare time doing anything related to the beach. Leslie is survived by her daughter Megan Glimp, her husband Dave Russell, her brother Dan Bauman, her parents David and Sharon Bauman, many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Leslie was not afraid to die. She was looking forward to seeing Jesus, and now she is in His presence. Praise God for His infinite grace and mercy. A memorial service to celebrate Leslie's life will be held at Nova Community Church, 4345 Emerald Street, Torrance, Ca 90503, at 1 pm on Saturday, March 7, 2015. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to American Cancer Society at http://main.acsevents.org/goto/Leslie_Glimp_Russell Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits
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Published in Daily Breeze on Mar. 4, 2015
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