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Walter William Ethier III “BILL”

Walter William Ethier, III, (Bill) of El Segundo, passed away February 3, 2023 at home surrounded by hisloving family. He was 74. Bill is survived by his beloved wife Michele “Mickie” (Maciupa) Ethier; theycelebrated their 50 th anniversary January 13 th .As a child Bill’s family moved frequently, as Bill’s father was promoted, it meant a move, subsequently,Bill grew up in Chatham, NJ, Atlanta, GA, and in 1965 settling in Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated high schoolfrom Delbarton School, received a BS in Industrial Management from Villanova University, a Post-baccalaureate degree at University of Pittsburgh (where he met his wife in Chem 11), and an MBA inManagement (Honors) from University of Southern California.In 1973, after a 2 week journey of “parks and relative hopping,” Bill and Mickie arrived in SouthernCalifornia; it was October-sunny, warm and beautiful. Folks were running around in their shirt sleeves,Bill said he really wanted to stay and not go back to Pittsburgh, where you had to dig the car out fromunder the snow every day to go to work. This was the beginning of their life in sunny California.Bill was hired by Gillette Co, Papermate Division as a Production Planner and left 12 years later asPlanning/Production Manager. From there he entered the world of software as the Operations Managerfor Monogram Software, then onto Promotions Distributor Services as their General Manager. He foundPeter Norton Computing, Inc. working as their Director of Operations, then moved to San Luis Obispowith Xtree Company as VP of Operations commuting home on the weekends, from there he went on toCentral Point Software in Beaverton, OR as the Director of Operations and Manufacturing; finally endinghis software career back in Marina del Rey with Quarterdeck Corp as the Vice President of WorldwideOperations. He was a well liked and respected member of each team known for his leadership skills andproblem solving. Bill consulted for a couple of years and then worked as a General Contractor. He tookhandyman his skills with him to support Mickie as she volunteered at the El Segundo Women’s Club,installing racks, hanging lights, fixing plumbing issues, creating new storage areas and building newwalls. Bill loved working around the house and “doing stuff,” rarely was he idle.Bill was the epitome of patience, generosity, kindness and strength. Bill was a “hands on dad,” hewelcomed feeding, changing, and bathing his children. He would stay up all night caring for his girls orgrandchildren whether they had fevers, stomach bug or nightmares, he was right by their side. Heplayed an active part of their sports experiences and was there to help with homework as needed. Billprioritized and was devoted to his family. He coached his girls’ softball teams, was an avid fan at everysoccer game, track meet and cross country invitational. He made sure they were prepared for their GirlScout events. Bill helped with the daunting class projects, making the long treks for an in-personexperience for the research, including a family road trip to Santa Barbara for a mission project.Bill loved fixing things around the house, his daughter’s Jennifer and Danielle kept him busy with their“daddy do” list for when he came to visit. Bill travelled often to spend weeks and months at hisdaughter’s homes to help finish projects around the house and spend time with his grandchildren. Noproject was too big, even helping their wonderful neighbors. Bill was extremely innovative, a problemsolver, using the materials and tools on hand to fix anything, even going as far as to jury-rig appliancesto get a few more years out of them. He always found a solution, he just had to find the right path. Bill’s strength was tested with the diagnosis of an aggressive metastatic prostate cancer. He spent thelast three years fighting an arduous battle while retaining his strong will to continue. Bill was fightinguntil the end trying every last treatment to stay here with his family. He finally succumbed to his call home, he will be forever missed and remembered for his love, perseverance and generosity of spirit andkindness.Bill will be remembered as the loving father of his two daughters Jennifer Abbott (Justin) and DanielleGreenleaf (Patrick), the doting grandfather of his six beautiful grandchildren Harper, Hudson, Erik,Joshua, Hayden and Audrey, the cherished son of the late Walter William Ethier, Jr. and the lateWinifred (Land) Ethier. He is survived by his dear sister Mary Theresa Ethier (Paul) of FL, his devotedyounger brothers Michael (Elaine) of NC, James (Mercene) of MA, David of San Francisco, and manynieces, nephews and cousins.A funeral mass will be held on March 11, 2023 at 11:00 am at St. Anthony Catholic Church. In Bill’s honorthe rosary will be said before mass at 10:30am and all are welcome. A celebration of life will follow atthe El Segundo Women’s Club. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to ProstateCancer Research-pcf.org, National Forest Foundation-nationalforests.org or Penny Pines throughNational Garden Clubs-gardenclub.org.
April 22, 2022

Jan Peebles

Jan Peebles passed away suddenly of a broken heart on March 25, 2022, one day before her son’s memorial. She was loved by many and missed by all. Jan was born on June 27, 1943 in Berkeley, CA, and lived her formative years in Long Beach, CA. She graduated with a teaching credential from Cal State Long Beach in 1963 and moved to El Segundo with her first husband, Tom Pickard, and two children, Kelly and Don, in 1967. After the children entered school, Jan began her teaching career at Center Street School in El Segundo in 1971 and continued with the district for over 30 years. In addition to being a teacher, many knew Jan (or later found out) that she was Mrs. Claus in the El Segundo Christmas parade. Jan loved to decorate her home and entertain, especially during Christmas. She was generous in spirit and bought thoughtful gifts for everyone. Her legacy is her family, as well as the hundreds of children that she taught in El Segundo. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Thelma Smith and James Heaton; her second husband of 22 years, Daniel David Peebles; and her son, Don Curtis Pickard. She is survived by her sister, Jimmie Inkman and her husband Ed; son Kelly and his wife Kimberly; three granddaughters, Hannah Pickard, Laura Pickard, and Leona Pickard; two grandsons, Benny Pickard and Tom Pickard; as well as children and grandchildren from her second marriage. Services are planned at Douglass Mortuary in El Segundo on Saturday, May 7 at 2:30 pm. The family thanks the community for their love and support. Mask are appreciated during the memorial service.
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Christopher Ramiscal

It is with the deepest of sorrows, Christopher Kalani Ramiscal (Cree), age 47 beloved son, brother, and uncle, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 while at home in El Segundo, CA. Chris was born in Merced, California at Castle AFB to Reuben and Tihn Ramiscal on December 11, 1973. After his father’s military service was completed, Chris’s family moved to Southern California where he attended Venture School in Culver City for High School studies and college prep. He eventually earned his high school diploma and attended DeVry University for Business Management and Accounting. He also strived for accomplishments in many other fields by constantly working hard toward his goals in life. In all his endeavors, it was important to Chris that he remain close to his family. Chris was a very talented videographer and photographer who absolutely loved the art of creating videos and taking pictures of people he loved and people who fascinated him. He was an avid car enthusiast, loved ocean fishing, always made plans to go on camping trips, and was very passionate about the welfare of animals.  He planned to buy an RV to travel around the U S with an orange cat and a dog.  He was a foodie and loved grabbing Korean breakfasts on the weekends with his father and loved exploring new restaurants in Los Angeles.  Chris was greatly beloved by all who knew him, he had an infectious smile that always seemed to brighten your day. He could always be counted on to raise the spirits of those around him with his quick wit and boisterous laughter. For Chris, family was most important in his life, and he always took the opportunity to make sure they knew he loved and cared about them. Those who have had an opportunity to meet Chris would always describe him as a guy that can make anyone laugh. He is survived by his father, Reuben, and siblings, Dianna, and Jacquie.  Chris will truly be missed and will always be loved by all the friends and families he touched. The memorial and life celebration will be held at a private family gathering and because of Chris’s love of the ocean and fishing, his ashes will be spread in the Pacific Ocean.
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