Category Archives: Obituaries

OBITUARY: Stuart Farberow, 58, Beloved Maui Police Officer, Proud Father                                    

Longtime Palisadian Stuart Farberow passed away on October 11, 2021, in Anna, Texas, while surrounded by friends and family. He was 58 years old.  Stuart was born in Harbor City, California on January 10, 1963, to Roberta (Bobbie) Farberow and … Continue reading

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Obit: Barbara Thomas Ackard, Mother, Grandmother, Friend

  Barbara Thomas Ackard, who was born on November 15, 1919, in Denver, Colorado, passed away on August 7. The 101-year old was surrounded by her family and caregiver in her Brentwood home. She had lived in Pacific Palisades many … Continue reading

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OBITUARY: Norma Sweeney, 83; an Early TWA Flight Attendant, Former Palisades Resident

Norma Romaine Johnson Barnes Sweeney passed away on August 26 in Thousand Oaks. She was 83 years young, and her life was cut short from a lengthy battle with dementia. Norma was born in Wood County, Ohio, on July 23, 1938, and … Continue reading

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OBITUARY: Lena Longo, 90; Wife of the Famous Toyota Dealer

  Lena Longo, died at home in Pacific Palisades on July 26 of heart failure. She was born on August 6, 1930, in Ontario, Canada, to Russian immigrants. Her mother died when she was 5. At times Lena stayed with … Continue reading

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OBITUARY: Richard W. Harrington, Former CEO of Maui and Sons, Avid Outdoorsman

Richard Wickham Harrington, who acquired Maui and Sons in 1989 and grew the company into a worldwide supplier of action sports apparel and equipment, passed away at his vacation home in Sun Valley, Idaho, on August 10. There’s a Maui … Continue reading

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OBITUARY: Gary B. Nash, Esteemed Historian, Author, UCLA Professor

Long-time Pacific Palisades resident Gary Nash, who was born July 27, 1933, in Philadelphia, died of colon cancer on July 29. A UCLA professor who retired in 1994, Nash wrote more than 30 history books and textbooks and more than … Continue reading

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Obit: Phyllis Genovese, 105, First Woman President of Palisades Chamber of Commerce

Phyllis Genovese, the first woman president of the Palisades Chamber of Commerce and former owner of The Letter Shop on Via de la Paz, died last October 5 in Nevada, where she had lived the past few years. She was … Continue reading

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Obituary: Sally Nash Iorillo, 79; Toy Store Owner, Local Activist

  Sally Iorillo, who owned a popular toy store on Swarthmore Avenue in the 1990s, died in June at the age of 79. Sally was born on April 30, 1942, to Fredrick and Elizabeth Nash. She grew up on Lake Minnetonka in … Continue reading

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OBITUARY: Gavin MacLeod, 90, Former Honorary Mayor and “The Love Boat” Captain

Gavin MacLeod, born February 29, 1931, in Mount Kisco, N.Y., passed away on May 29, at his home in Palm Desert. He was 90. Gavin served as honorary mayor of Pacific Palisades for five years (2006 to 2011) at the … Continue reading

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OBITUARY: Col. Richard Littlestone, Community Activist, Responsible for the New VA Columbarium

Col. Richard Littlestone, a long-time Palisadian and activist, died in his sleep on May 15. He was born in Evanston, Illinois, in 1923. In 2019, Littlestone wrote to Circling the News, “Thanks for the delightful article on Route 66. Our … Continue reading

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