George Loizides, popular owner of George’s Greek Cafe and the “smiling greeter of Pine Avenue,” died of cancer Tuesday, Oct. 15, at his Long Beach home. He was 83.
Cardinal William J. Levada, who rose from altar boy at Holy Innocents Church and graduate of St. Anthony High School in Long Beach to the highest-ranking American prelate at the Vatican, has died. He was 83.
Dr. Matthew Jenkins, a self-made millionaire who grew up on a farm in Alabama and quietly spent his money helping thousands of children get a better education in Long Beach, has died.
Pamela Seager, credited with leading the Rancho Los Alamitos historic site to prominence, died Saturday after a stay at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.
On Wednesday, July 24, 2019, Jim Lincoln, loving husband and prominent member of the Long Beach sailing community, passed away in his sleep at the age of 61. He had recently completed sailing in the 50th Transpacific Yacht Race on board Chubasco.
Long Beach lost two of its legendary community leaders, from different generations, within days of each other over the weekend.
Ilee Kaplan was well known in the Long Beach arts community both for her own work and for her longtime position as associate director of the University Art Museum at Long Beach State University.
The woman killed in a crash at the end of a police pursuit in Long Beach on Tuesday was 41-year-old Jessica Bingaman of Long Beach, authorities said on Wednesday, May 8.
Robert E. Fronke, a longtime, trailblazing city auditor who fought for the independence of the auditor’s office in making better use of taxpayer money, has died. He was 92.
Bill Lorbeer, described as a relentlessly positive man with a huge heart and a Belmont Shore fixture, died April 21 at the City of Hope Medical Center surrounded by family.
When Charlie, the southern sea otter, died today, Monday, he was the oldest sea otter ever in an aquarium or zoo.
John Dever, a former combat Marine, was a tough, no-nonsense kind of guy who is credited with bringing stability to Long Beach as city manager following a tumultuous period in the city four decades ago.
Laura Mathews lived a life of service, from helping entertain and care for other children in the Depression to the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II as the only woman electrician working to decades as a Long Beach Police Department volunteer in many roles over 36 years of helping.
Even while she was fighting an aggressive form of cancer, Diane Reed, co-founder of Habitat for Humanity in Long Beach, inspirational teacher of children and community leader, had a smile on her face.
Dr. Harry Orme, M.D., the founding medical director for Miller Children's Hospital, died last month, family members said. A celebration of his life on Feb. 7 is being organized by Miller Children's and Women's Hospital staff.
Bruce Mulhearn, who started out in a small office in Bellflower 52 years ago and became a dominant figure in the Southern California real estate industry, died Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Andy Witherspoon, a local legend whose photographs chronicled the life and times of Long Beach for almost five decades, passed away Tuesday.
In a ceremony this Saturday in Sacramento, Long Beach Fire Captain David Rosa's name will be added to the state Memorial Wall outside of the state Capitol Building.
Nancy Higginson, who helped countless less-fortunate people in Long Beach through her volunteer work as president and board member of more nonprofits than just about anyone else in the city, died Sunday, Aug. 12.
Slain Long Beach fire Capt. David Rosa exhibited “great valor” when he attempted to rescue someone in need — only to be met with gunfire, the department’s chief told thousands of mourners Tuesday morning during a memorial at the Long Beach Convention Center that drew firefighters from across…
Naples resident, waterman and musician John Huntington, Jr. died on June 17 of an accidental heroin overdose. He passed with family members at his St. Mary Medical Center bedside.
The Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) has announced memorial service plans for Long Beach Fire Captain David Rosa, who was shot and killed in the line of duty. Captain Rosa leaves behind his wife Lynley, his two sons, Alec, 25 years old, and Sam, 15 years old, his parents, Paul and Jean Rosa…
The memorial service for Long Beach Fire Capt. Dave Rosa, who was shot and killed while responding to an explosion at a senior living facility, was announced late Wednesday.
Joe DiMario, a fixture at the Second Street Starbucks up the block from his home, and at Long Beach State Dirtbags games at Blair Field, died suddenly Monday, June 4, at his home from a heart attack. He was 72.
Long Beach and California will remember former Gov. George Deukmejian this Saturday with a celebration of his life at the Terrace Theater in the Performing Arts Center downtown.
George Deukmejian, the tight-fisted, tough-on-crime governor who had a calming influence on California politics in the 1980s, died Tuesday at his home in Long Beach, his family announced. He was 89.
Hector Ramirez, 64, died suddenly two weeks ago and family members have started a gofundme account to help pay for medical bills and funeral expenses.
Ghislaine “Gigi” Iliff, a Belgian princess who helped launch the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific with her husband, Warren, died Saturday. She was 88.
There were plenty of celebrations in 2017, but there also were a number of passings. Several prominent Long Beach residents died. Here are a few.
Naples community leader Kathy Frazier had been battling leukemia for four years and died from complications of a stem cell transplant on Friday, Nov. 24.