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Brandon Cramer.

News, Obituary, Third Street Promenade

Public Memorial Tribute Set For Dec. 7 For Santa Monica Resident Brandon Cramer

Posted Nov. 28, 2014, 9:41 am

A "Remembering Brandon" Public Memorial Tribute will take place Sunday, Dec. 7, on the Santa Monica Third Street Promenade in honor of popular resident and Promenade volunteer helper Brandon Cramer who passed away in his sleep on Monday, Nov. 24, at his residence near the Promenade.

Obituary, Santa Monica, Film

Hollywood Director Mike Nichols Dies Age 83

Posted Nov. 20, 2014, 7:58 am

Mike Nichols, who directed such landmark films as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "The Graduate" and who was among the few to win an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy, and a Tony, has died. He was 83.

Ucla, Obituary, Santa Monica

TV Producer/Writer Glen Larson Dies Age 77 In Santa Monica

Posted Nov. 16, 2014, 9:07 am

Glen Larson, the television producer and writer responsible for such series as "Battlestar Gallactica,'' "Magnum P.I.,'' "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century'' and ''Knight Rider'' has died. He was 77.

News, Malibu, Obituary, Celebrity

Nancy Fields O'Connor Dies Age 84 In Malibu

Posted Nov. 14, 2014, 8:48 am

Funeral services were pending today for Nancy Fields O'Connor, the widow of "All in the Family'' actor Carroll O'Connor.

Santa Monica resident John Bohn died age 93 on Saturday, Oct. 11.

News, Obituary, Santa Monica

Obituary: A Look Back On The Life Of John Bohn

Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 9:15 am

As a man deeply revered in both the professional and personal realms of the Santa Monica community, John Bohn passed away on Saturday, Oct. 11. He was 93.

News, Obituary, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Funeral Services Pending For Actress Elizabeth Pena

Posted Oct. 16, 2014, 8:23 am

Funeral services were pending today for actress Elizabeth Pena, who appeared in films such as "Rush Hour,'' "Lone Star'' and "La Bamba'' and recently appeared on ABC's "Modern Family'' as the mother of Sofia Vergara's character.

Obituary, Santa Monica, History

Mariachi Pioneer Nati Cano Dies Aged 81

Posted Oct. 4, 2014, 6:51 am

Nati Cano, the founder of Los Camperos de Nati Cano, considered the most accomplished and influential mariachi ensemble in the United States, died Friday. He was 81.

News, Obituary, Santa Monica

Jazz Artist Joe Sample Dead At 75

Posted Sep. 14, 2014, 9:04 am

Joe Sample, an iconic jazz and keyboard artist and composer whose music transcended genres and defied easy labels, has died at age 75.

Santa Monica College Executive Vice President Randy Lawson, who passed away unexpectedly last week, has left a legacy of state-wide accomplishment in community college instructional planning.

News, Obituary, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica

Santa Monica College CIO Randal Lawson Dies Unexpectedly At 66

Posted Aug. 25, 2014, 12:18 pm

Santa Monica College Executive Vice President and Chief Instructional Officer Randal “Randy” Lawson died unexpectedly on Aug. 19, 2014. He was 66.

Obituary, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Casey Kasem Dies Aged 82

Posted Jun. 15, 2014, 9:04 am

The voice of Sunday morning top 40 radio for generations of people around the world has been stilled, as Casey Kasem died today. He was 82.

Santa Monica resident James Kohfeld passed away on Sunday, June 1.

Obituary, Santa Monica

Obituary: Santa Monica Resident James Kohfeld Passes Away

Posted Jun. 6, 2014, 9:12 am

Santa Monica resident James Kohfeld passed away on Sunday, June 1, after attending a “Celebration” of his life on Saturday that included a review of his life and a musical program presented by family and friends. Heartfelt tributes were gathered in a “Collection of Memories.”

Ricky Grigg, an oceanographer and big wave surfer with Santa Monica roots, has passed away. He was 77

News, Obituary, Santa Monica, Surfing, Ricky Grigg

Oceanographer And Surfer Ricky Grigg Succumbs To Pneumonia

Posted May. 31, 2014, 12:14 pm

Pneumonia has reportedly claimed the life of oceanographer and big-wave surfer Ricky Grigg, according to multiple news reports. He was 77. G...

Michael Gottlieb.

News, Obituary, Santa Monica, Hollywood

Killed Motorcyclist Was Director Of ‘Mannequin’

Posted May. 27, 2014, 10:18 am

The director of 'Mannequin' and 'Mr. Nanny' was the motorcyclist reported killed last weekend.

Dorothy Green (1919-2014).

Malibu, Obituary, Santa Monica

Obituary: Dorothy Green (1919-2014)

Posted May. 21, 2014, 7:59 am

Dorothy Green, beloved mother and grandmother, died peacefully in her home in Malibu, surrounded by her family, on April 7, 2014, at the age of 94

News, Obituary, Santa Monica

Memorial Service for Santa Monica’s Porter I. Leach

Posted May. 19, 2014, 9:17 am

A memorial service will be held for Porter I. Leach on May 31.

News, Obituary, Santa Monica

Lee Marshall, Voice Of "Tony The Tiger" Dies Aged 64 In Santa Monica

Posted Apr. 30, 2014, 9:09 am

Lee Marshall, the longtime voice of "Tony the Tiger" passed away in Santa Monica Saturday, April 26 due to complications arising from his battle with esophageal cancer.

James Bromberg was surround by his family when he passed during the early morning hours of March 29.

News, Obituary, Santa Monica, Lincoln Middle School

Lincoln Middle School Teacher James Bromberg Remembered

Posted Apr. 11, 2014, 9:31 am

A standing-room-only remembrance was held Sunday, April 6 at Lincoln Middle School to honor the life of James Scott “Jimmy” Bromberg, a Santa Monica native who died March 29 after fighting cancer. He was 28.

A memorial service will be held for Jimmy Bromberg at Lincoln Middle School Auditorium today.

News, Obituary, Santa Monica

Lincoln Middle School Teacher Jimmy Bromberg Passes Away Age 28

Posted Apr. 6, 2014, 9:07 am

James Scott (Jimmy) Bromberg, 28, died in the early morning hours of March 29, 2014 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

John Blanchette, a publicist for Zsa Zsa Gabor for more than 30 years, died Tuesday at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica.

News, Obituary, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Publicist John Blanchette Dies Aged 68

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.

Obituary, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Obituary: Shirley Temple Black Passes Away At 85

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.

Daniel William Schast.

Obituary, Santa Monica

Obituary: Life Of Daniel William Schast, 25, To Be Honored Saturday, Jan. 18

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.

Joseph Ruskin.

News, Obituary, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Joseph Ruskin Passes Away In Santa Monica Aged 89

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.

An electrical engineer by trade, Willis Ware was part of the crew who built one of the world’s first electric computers – the IAS – in the 1940s.

News, Obituary, Santa Monica, Rand

Obituary: Willis Ware Dies Aged 93 In Santa Monica

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.

Mark Benjamin, President and CEO, Morley Builders.

News, Obituary, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Obituary: Mark Benjamin (1950 – 2013), City & Community Builder

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.

Bob Meyers.

Obituary, Santa Monica

Obituary: Santa Monica Home Builder Robert "Bob" Meyers Dies Aged 85

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.

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