Posted Mar. 8, 2014, 8:03 am
John M. (Jack) Blanchette Jr. -- president and owner of Blanchette & Associates Public Relations in Santa Monica -- died Tuesday, March 4. He was 68.
Posted Feb. 18, 2014, 9:13 am
Former child star Shirley Temple, who was born in Santa Monica, passed away Monday, Feb. 10 in her Northern California home. She was 85.
Posted Jan. 10, 2014, 9:20 am
Daniel William Schast, 25, formerly of Malvern and residing in Los Angeles, passed away on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 in Santa Monica.
Posted Jan. 3, 2014, 8:50 am
One of Hollywood’s most prolific actors passed away of natural causes at Santa Monica-UCLA Hospital last month.
Posted Dec. 6, 2013, 9:55 am
A man who worked as an engineer at the RAND Corporation in the 1960s who forecast the role personal computers would play in our lives and the challenges they posed to individual privacy passed away just days before Thanksgiving. According to RAND, Willis Ware passed away Nov. 22 at his home in Santa Monica. He was 93.
Posted Oct. 12, 2013, 9:13 am
Mark Benjamin was a guy with an easy going manner and a work-hard ethic. He began in the construction business as an apprentice carpenter at Morley Builders, a family company started by his father in the 1950s to meet the post WWII housing boom. Mark Benjamin went on to become the CEO of Morley and to be the founder of Benchmark Contractors.
Posted Aug. 21, 2013, 9:15 am
Well-known Santa Monica home builder, Robert “Bob” Meyers, died on June 21, 2013 at his home in Lake San Marcos, CA after bravely battling cancer for the past year.
Posted Aug. 7, 2013, 9:08 am
Walter (Walt) Diamond, the and iconic decorative kitchen and bath retailer and long term Santa Monica businessman who co-founded Snyder Diamond over 64 years ago, has died. He was 85.
Posted Jul. 23, 2013, 12:47 pm
Assistant director and line producer Brent Bowman of 20th Street in Santa Monica passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2013.
Posted May. 18, 2013, 9:35 am
Donald Harry Brandsen passed away in Santa Monica, survived by his daughter and granddaughters. Don's tireless efforts and fight to save the Santa Monica Airport was his life for the last 35 years as the self-anointed "Warlord" and Chairman of the Santa Monica Airport Association Political Action Committee.
Posted Apr. 7, 2013, 9:15 am
Pastor David Andrew Lopez (1932-2013), former Senior Pastor of the Alpha & Omega Christian Center, passed away on Holy Thursday, March 28, 2013.
Posted Mar. 31, 2013, 6:00 am
Mary Louise Bowman passed away March 28, 2013 while visiting family in Philadelphia, PA. She was a lifelong resident of Santa Monica, having moved to Santa Monica with her parents during the great depression. She was born Jan. 1, 1924 in Auburn, New York.
Posted Feb. 27, 2013, 10:43 am
Funeral Services will be held this Saturday, March 2 for long time Santa Monica resident Colby West Evett, who passed away aged 92 on Feb. 16.
Posted Feb. 22, 2013, 9:12 am
Leo Bourget, a former Santa Monica businessman and Pacific Palisades resident, passed away February 5, 2013 at the age of 87. He was born in Santa Monica, California, on August 10, 1925 to August and Celina Bourget.
Posted Feb. 20, 2013, 10:16 am
Robert Z. Long, a longtime resident of Santa Monica, died Sunday morning from complications after a fall.
Posted Feb. 18, 2013, 8:48 am
Long-time Santa Monica Playhouse performer, graphic artist, designer, computer specialist, author, philosopher and poet Timothy Benge-Chadwick left this mortal coil on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at the age of 57 years young after a long illness.
Posted Feb. 11, 2013, 9:10 am
A local therapist who worked with the elderly, pioneered a peer-counseling program, and was influential at Santa Monica’s Center for Healthy Aging has recently passed away.
Posted Jan. 14, 2013, 11:45 am
Lillie Bell Blakley was born January 6, 1917 in Birmingham, Alabama the third of nine children born from the union of Wink and Corean Payne. (Cora Mae, Conzella, Henry, James, Joseph, Dorothy, George, and Raulen).
Posted Jan. 12, 2013, 9:59 am
Mrs. Lillie Bell Blakley, the mother of Nat Trives, passed away January 9, 2013 at the age of 96.
Posted Dec. 10, 2012, 1:32 am
At Thanksgiving this year I learned from my cousin Nina Patterson, a former resident of Santa Monica Canyon, that she had located a mutual friend who once rented an apartment from her family and had moved away ten years ago.
Posted Nov. 30, 2012, 1:19 am
Santa Monica therapist and social worker Kathy McTaggart died on Nov. 8 from cancer at the age of 69.
Posted Nov. 8, 2012, 12:26 am
A memorial service has been set for Saturday, Nov. 17 for Ida Bucher -- a former Santa Monica College Instructor in Child Development and long time volunteer and community activist who passed away Sept. 30.
Posted Oct. 5, 2012, 4:51 am
Yvonne Mounsey, whose ballet career as dancer, choreographer, and teacher spanned eight decades, died Sept. 29 in Los Angeles after a long illness. She was perhaps best known for her roles as principal dancer for New York City Ballet (NYCB) under George Balanchine.
Posted Sep. 24, 2012, 3:36 am
Retired Lieutenant Richard “Dick” Heineman passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 15 in Culver City at the age of 75.
Posted Aug. 6, 2012, 1:55 am
I feel so lucky to have known Frank. I will miss him and his friendship. He was decent, honorable, kind, honest, thoughtful, and caring. I remember the ease of working on the Recreation and Parks Commission with him and I remember the good work we did together.