Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituary: Peter Crosby, Businessman, Active Community Member

Peter Alan Crosby, a long-time resident of Pacific Palisades died at the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital on April 11. He was born October 20, 1945, in Santa Barbara to parents Harold and Margaret (Peterson) Crosby. He grew up in Ventura … Continue reading

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Obituary: Carolyn Leacock, Community Activist and Environmentalist

  Carolyn Leacock was born April 6, 1936, in England, to parents Enid and Montagu Slater. She died on March 20, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Recently she had suffered several strokes and was being cared for by her daughter … Continue reading

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Obituary: Joel Lish, Founder and Conductor of Palisades Symphony Since 1966

Joel Lish, the founder and conductor of Palisades Symphony for 58 years, passed away on March 5, just shy of his 89th birthday. He was born March 11, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York, to Iola and Harold, a musician. The family … Continue reading

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Obituary: Delores Stevens, Accomplished Musician, Long-time Palisadian

Delores Stevens, an acclaimed pianist and co-founder of Chamber Music Palisades, passed away on March 7 at the age of 94. Born January 29, 1930, in Kingman Kansas, Stevens studied with the noted Bach authority Jan Chiapusso at the University … Continue reading

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A Comedian’s Untold Story in Canton, Ohio

(Note: This editor received a text from Kabir Bhatia, who works for Ideastream Public Media, who wanted to know about my first husband, comic Ronnie Shakes. We spoke and he wrote a story, which appeared on February 15, on Ideastream, … Continue reading

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Obituary: Richard Otto Wahlgren, Town Stawalt

Richard Otto Wahlgren was born to Carl and Eleanor Wahlgren in Rockford, Illinois, on October 28, 1933. He passed away peacefully on January 29, 2020, at the UCLA Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was a cherished son in … Continue reading

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OBITUARY – Louis Del Pozzo, Teacher, Long-time Resident

Louis (Lou) Michael Del Pozzo, a 45-year resident of Pacific Palisades, died in his home on January 9. He was 93. He was born on July 11, 1930, in Ridgway, Pennsylvania, to Lucy DeStefano Del Pozzo and Luigi Del Pozzo … Continue reading

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Ernest Marquez, A Palisades Treasure, Passes

In his book “Rancho Boca de Santa Monica: The 1839 California Mexican Land Grant, A History,” published in 2021, Ernest Marquez wrote about the family cemetery. “Descendants from all walks of life come here for many reasons. They have a … Continue reading

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OBIT: James Kenney, Dentist, Photographer, Long-time Resident

After a great life, long-time Palisadian James Paul Kenney died on November 9 at the age of 88. He was born in Los Angeles on May 15, 1935. As a young kid, Jim spent a few years in San Angleo, … Continue reading

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OBIT: Lars Gustaf Soderbergh, Noted Architect, PAB Member

  Lars Gustaf Soderbergh, 71, a long-time resident of Pacific Palisades and a renowned, award-winning architect, passed away surrounded by his loving family and friends on November 1 after a courageous, two-year battle with cancer. A kind and gentle man. … Continue reading

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