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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Alan Dunn, the owner of J.W. Goodson’s beauty salon on Broadway, made a lot of friends in his more than three decades as a hair stylist.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Robert P. "Bob" Graham, local businessman, boater and community leader, died on Saturday, March 31, at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He was 82.

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Jerry Caligirui, 61, a beloved local community activist, was speaking at a regional meeting of Kiwanis Clubs Wednesday night when he collapsed suddenly at the podium and could not be revived, according to Tony Diaz, secretary of the Bixby Knolls Kiwanis Club.

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Memorial and burial services have been set for the Lakewood couple who died last week after a car crash on Interstate 15 near Barstow.