Category Archives: Obituaries

OBITUARY: Richard Charles Wulliger, 88; a Dedicated Member of Four Palisades Organizations

Richard Charles Wulliger, an attorney who was active in four local organizations, passed away December 11. Born May 9, 1932, to Jack and Carrie Wulliger, he was a life-long resident of Pacific Palisades. Wullinger was praised by fellow board members of … Continue reading

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OBIT–Self-Realization Fellowship Sister Parvati

Sister Parvati, a long-time nun with the Self-Realization Fellowship, passed away on December 11. Sister Parvati came to study and work under Paramahansa Yogananda at age 13 and was a direct disciple. She took formal vows of renunciation and was … Continue reading

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OBIT: Roy Robbins, Former Swarthmore Store Owner and Chamber of Commerce President, Succumbs

Roy Robbins, a former business leader in Pacific Palisades, passed away at his boyhood home in Long Beach sometime on November 25. He was 70. Born on June 3, 1950, Roy attended David Starr Jordan High School in Long Beach … Continue reading

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Bob Vickrey’s Brother Ray, a Minister and 1950s Sports Standout, Passes Away 

(Editor’s note: Circling the News columnist Bob Vickrey’s brother Ray died on September 17.) By BOB VICKREY CTN Contributor I lost my brother last Thursday. That also meant I’ve lost my best friend and lifelong hero. Ray Vickrey died in … Continue reading

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Obituary: Duke Ostendorf, Palisades-Malibu YMCA Board Member

With great sadness, the family announces Duke Ostendorf’s passing on September 14. He was 72. Duke was born and raised in Toluca Lake and North Hollywood. He is the grandson of the ubiquitous character actor, Henry O’Neill. He graduated from … Continue reading

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ARNOLD SPIELBERG’S OBIT BRINGS MEMORIES: Long-time Palisadian Mary Cole (who has retired to Palm Desert), wrote Circling the News on Monday after reading an obituary about Arnold Spielberg, a longtime Palisadian: “When young Steven Spielberg was about 12, his father … Continue reading

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Obit: Arnold Spielberg, 103, World War II Vet, Computer Pioneer, Father of the Director

Arnold Meyer Spielberg,103, of Pacific Palisades died here of natural causes on August 25, 2020. Spielberg was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on February 6, 1917, to Samuel and Rebecca Spielberg. It was Arnold’s early love of science and academia that … Continue reading

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Marcia L. Haskin, 77, Dies; Career Educator Was Interim Principal at PaliHi Three Times

Marcia Haskin, who served as the interim principal at Palisades Charter High School for three school years between 2007 and 2011, died of a stroke at home on August 15. She was 77 and still working as an educator. Although … Continue reading

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PaliHi Soccer Player Shane Thomas Dies August 15 After Practicing in Extreme Heat

Shane Thomas, 17, who scored 19 goals as a junior for the Palisades High soccer team, and who was to be a captain this coming season, died suddenly on Saturday, August 15. A memorial was soon organized near the entrance … Continue reading

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OBITUARY: Peter Lee, 80, City Engineer, Devoted Lutheran, Longtime Resident of Pacific Palisades

Per Gudleik Lie was born on September 24, 1939 in the small fishing village of Fiksdal, Norway. His mother was born Ingeborg Fiksdal and his dad Anders Lie. His parents grew up across from each other in the region of Tomrefjord in … Continue reading

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