August 2, 2023

Robert Steven Allen “James”

In Loving Memory of Robert Steven Allen In Loving Memory of Robert Steven Allen    July 16, 2023 marked a profound loss as we said goodbye to Robert Steven Allen in Torrance, California, at the age of 44. His departure leaves a lasting void in the hearts of his beloved family and friends, who will forever cherish the memories they shared with him.    Robert is survived by his father, Dr. Steven Allen, and his wife, Katie Allen, along with Robert’s dear siblings: Chase, Roman, Maija, Tyler, Ryan, Andrew, Benjamin and grandfather, Cecil Moseley. Additionally, Robert leaves behind his loving mother, Nancy Watts, step-father, James Watts, devoted siblings, Elias Watts and Leslie Fritsch, brother-in-law, Riley Fritsch and niece and nephew, Idella and Stratton Fritsch. The loss of Robert is deeply felt by numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and many dear friends.   Robert’s journey through life was marked by outstanding achievements. As the class valedictorian of Taylor Road Academy in Montgomery, Alabama, he set the stage for his academic success. From the University of Georgia, Robert earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy. He went on to gain a Master of Education degree from Mercer University, a testament to his intellectual curiosity and dedication.    Passionate about education, Robert pursued a fulfilling career, first as a teacher, and later as the CEO of Tutor Hawaii, a supplemental educational service, where he dedicated himself to empowering and enlightening the lives of countless children across the Hawaiian Islands. His innovative educational programs brought positive transformations to the local school systems and impacted the lives of hundreds of young minds on Oahu.    Beyond his professional accomplishments, Robert will be remembered for his immense compassion, warmth and positivity. Robert traveled the globe, never to lose his “Southern Gentleman” qualities. His infectious smile was a reflection of the generosity that resided in his heart. His love for family, friends, and a loyal companion, Savannah, his dog, knew no bounds. Robert’s adventurous spirit and athleticism was most evident in his passion for kite boarding, finding joy and solace in the beauty of nature.    In honor of his remarkable life, the family will hold a memorial at a future date, where all who knew and loved him can come together to celebrate the extraordinary person he was.    As we bid farewell to Robert Steven Allen, may his light continue to shine in our hearts so that we reflect his zest for life and compassion for others. Rest in peace, dear Robert. You will never be forgotten.
July 5, 2023

Scott Dallavo

SCOTT DALLAVO Scott Dallavo, prominent radio host and marketing executive, died last week at his home. He was 56. In high school, when classmates recognized Scott by creating the category “Most Likely to be a Radio DJ”, his future appeared to be stamped. Over the next thirty-five years, he went on to host radio programs at KLA (1990 Broadcaster of The Year), KDAY, 100.3/92.3 TheBeat, Indie 103.1, and KCRW. From his top-rated, reggae centric “Get Up Stand Up” show, to original punk and indie “Retrograde”, Scott, seemingly without effort, mastered the blending of multiple genres into deep dive adventures in rhythm. His most recent “A One World Celebration” on KCRW featured global grooves from all decades and all corners ofthe Earth. Scott’s knowledge of music from across the world was comprehensive and astounding. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, earning a B.A. in Communications Studies. Combining his natural talents, education, and on-air experience, Scott started a career as Marketing Director at 100.3/92.3 The Beat – the most listened-to station in the Los Angelesmarket. Scott then moved to Indie 103.1, becoming Marketing Director for the radio station named by Rolling Stone Magazine as the “Best Radio Station in America”. Scott and his family owned Go Boy Records, the celebrated record store on Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach. Specializing in surf, punk, and indie, the South Bay institutionwas a survivor from the analog era, and represented a culture that Scott helped preserve up to the advent of digital music streaming. Scott made a career-changing move to the Los Angeles Times, serving as Director of Events. He led a team producing over 80 events each year, including legendary projects such as the LA Times Festival of Books and the LA Times The Taste. He received multiple BIZBASH awards, including an Individual Award for Top 1000 People in Events. “You are one of the heroes of the LA Times”, said the Los Angeles Times Editorial Page Editor at thetime. Scott’s most recent, and favorite, professional position was Senior Marketing Director at Public Radio Station KCRW. According to a colleague, “Scott helped to make KRCWmore KCRW”. Performing as a live Disc Jockey throughout Southern California, Scott opened concerts for many major musical acts, including the Pretenders, Madness, Lily Allen, Adam Ant, Blondie, Echo & the Bunnymen, Paul Weller, Billy Idol, and just about every reggae act on planet Earth. Scott Dallavo was born in Michigan to Bill and Virginia Dallavo. The family later moved to California when his father accepted a job there. Throughout his childhood, Scott was active in youth sports, including AYSO and Little League. He graduated from Nevada Union High School, lettering in both soccer and basketball. Always an avid fan of many sports, Scott was nicknamed “Stats” by his step-brother, due to his passion for sports and his wide-ranging knowledge of sports statistics. At an early age, he fell in love with the Dodgers and the Rams – an affair that never ended. Scott lived a full, rich life. He was a dedicated husband and father, a devoted son and brother, a Little League and AYSO Coach, and a hard-core Dodgers/Bruins/Rams fan. A friend commented, “When I think of Scott, I think of his humility, his wisdom, and his love for his family and Jesus. Not sure if you get clothes in heaven, but if so, Scott is wearing blue”. Scott loved and was deeply influenced by his extended family. He credited hismaternal grandparents, Harold and Patsy McGuire, for helping to make him the man he was through their example. In whatever Scott did, he sought to contribute to others and to be of service – whether it was through sharing his vast wealth of musical knowledge as a DJ, going above and beyond for the companies he worked for, uplifting his coworkers, an unerring devotion to his family and friends, or the ways that he inspired others’ faith through his work within his church. He truly loved people, and he showed it in so many wonderful ways. Scott was a warm, genuine, and exceptionally good human being. Scott is survived by his wife Lori, son Luke, daughter Lucy, mother Jennie Burridge and step-father Herb Burridge, sister Laura Drew and brother-in-law Josh Drew, and step-brothers Mike Burridge and Chris Burridge. He is preceded in death by his father Bill Dallavo
March 29, 2023

John M. Anderson

John Myregard Anderson wasborn 5/15/1930 to Rudolf S. andGladys L. (Myregard) Andersonat home in Paint Creek Township,Waterville IA. He passed awayon March 18, 2023 at the ageof 92, at Cedar Sinai Hospital,Marina Del Rey, CA.John was baptized and confirmed in the Norwegian Synodfaith at West Paint Creek SynodChurch, rural Waukon. He graduated from Waterville High School in 1948.He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951to 1954. He served in Korea and was alsostationed in Japan. John received the Korean Service Medal, U.N. Service Medal,National Defense Service Medal and GoodConduct Medal.John worked for Wisconsin Power & LightCompany as a Lineman and during this timehe met Beverly Kay Gust, the love of his life.They were married on October 4, 1958 atHoly Cross Lutheran Church, Madison WI.They moved to California in 1958, whereJohn attended Northrop Aeronautical Institutefurthering his education as an Aircraft Mechanic. He worked for American Airlines as an Aircraft Mechanic / Supervisor of AircraftMaintenance for 29 years. He retired in 1989 and continued to be active with real estate until his passing. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Beverly, his son John A., his brother Rudolf B. (Peggy)Anderson, his sister Karen Soper and three grandchildren, JanaKay, Jonathan James & James Martin. He is also survived by nieces and nephews: Lori Pillatzke, Lisa May, Shannon Hartman, Shawn Anderson, Jared Soper and Kari Rea. He was preceded indeath by his parents, Rudolf & Gladys, his brother Lawrence, his in-laws Wilbert & Ruth Gust, his brother in-laws Donn Gust,Keith Gust and Gary Soper. A viewing will be held on March 29th,2023 at Douglass Family Mortuary in El Segundo from 4-7 PM. A Memorial service will be held on April 1st, 2023 at 11 AM at St. John’s Lutheran Church, El Segundo. John will be laid to rest at West Paint Creek Synod Cemetery, rural Waukon near his family.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of John M. Anderson to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1611 E. Sycamore El Segundo, CA. 90245 or West Paint Creek Cemetery Association, 12 7th Ave. NE, Waukon, IA. 52172. •
March 9, 2023

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, National Forest or Penny Pines throughNational Garden
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.
January 21, 2022

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.