Category Archives: Obituaries

OBITUARY: Alice “Alli” Faye Lockwood Solum

  Long-time Palisadian Alli Solum, 85, passed away on August 16. She was born on December 27, 1936, at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena to Arthur and Sarah “Sally” Lockwood. She was an only child. Known to her 10 grandchildren … Continue reading

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August 31 Park Closure Alert for Caroline Byfield’s Memorial

The parking lot at the Palisades Recreation Center, 851 Alma Real, will be closed all day on Wednesday, August 31. The baseball fields will also be closed to the public that day. The playground and tennis courts will be open. … Continue reading

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OBITUARY: Eva Holberg, a Consummate, Decades-Long Volunteer in Pacific Palisades

By BILL BRUNS Former Citizen of the Year Eva Holberg, who served for decades as a creative and dauntless leader at Theatre Palisades and the Palisades Symphony, passed away on August 13. She was 91. Eva was born April 22, 1931 … Continue reading

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OBITUARY: Elias Soufo, 74, Long-time Resident, Beloved Shell Mechanic

Elias Soufo, who was born August 1, 1947, passed away on July 13, two weeks shy of his 75th birthday. He was beloved by many in town because of his expertise and honesty in providing car maintenance and repairs at the Shell … Continue reading

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OBITUARY: Dale Van Vlack, 99; Legion Member, Aerospace Engineer and Golfer  

Dale Edgar Van Vlack, a 51-year resident of Pacific Palisades, passed away on June 18 at age 99. Dale and his twin sister Gail were born on April 26, 1923, in Rapid City, South Dakota. Family on their father’s side … Continue reading

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Obituary: Patrick Hart, 74, Key Figure in Palisades Homeless Task Force

Patrick Lynn Hart, one of the key figures in the implementation of the Pacific Palisades Task Force on Homelessness, passed away on May 30. He had Multiple Systems Atrophy Striatonigral Degeneration, a rare progressive neurodegenerative disorder that had only been … Continue reading

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Obit – Ray Liotta, Actor, Father and Resident

By BERNICE FOX Tributes are coming in as fans and the world of entertainment mourn the death of Ray Liotta. A longtime resident of the Palisades Highlands, Liotta died in his sleep in his hotel room in the Dominican Republic … Continue reading

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Obituary—Allen Henry Dunne, Renaissance Man

Long-time Pacific Palisades resident Allen Henry Dunne, passed away on April 1. Allen was born on April 16, 1941, in New York to Doris and Charles Dunne. He moved to California as an infant and became close to his beloved … Continue reading

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Obituary – Weslie McKay, Revere Teacher, Long-time Resident

Weslie Ann McKay passed away peacefully on January 31, 2022. She was 84. Weslie was born on March 22, 1937, in Glendale, California, to Thomas and Lillian McKay.  She graduated from Glendale High School in 1955. She attended UCLA and … Continue reading

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Obituary—Joan Sather, Longtime Palisadian, Skilled Realtor

Joan Sather, a beloved longtime resident and a popular realtor with Sotheby’s, passed away on Sunday, March 13. She passed after bravely battling ovarian cancer, which unfortunately took her away from us too soon. Her husband Kent said that even in … Continue reading

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