Dick passed peacefully at home, surrounded by his wife of 73 years and three of his five children, after a long, fulfilling life of 94 years.

John Jeffrey (Jeff) Lunsford, a Frankfort, Ky. native and a longtime resident of Malibu, died Friday, August 30, 2019, at Cedar Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from complications following a long illness.

Daniel Adam Caplan, 40, passed away peacefully on Aug. 29, 2019, from a heart condition. Daniel was raised in Malibu and graduated in the first class of Malibu High School. Following high school Daniel went on to UC Santa Cruz. He moved to Salt Lake City in 2009 and worked as a compliance ma…

Evelyn Feigen Koss, remembered by her family as a beautiful woman and gentle soul, has passed away. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. 

Longtime Malibu resident William “Bill” Androlia died unexpectedly from a heart attack on May 30. He is survived by Linda, his wife of 51 years, and their children: Whitney and her husband Apollo Nestoras, and Adam and his wife Eliza.

Joan Mary Patricia Zambetti died in peace on Sunday, March 17, surrounded by her devoted husband, John; two children, Kathryn and Johnny; and sister, Kathy. Joan was the daughter of Robert and Catherine McGowan of Scarsdale, N.Y., and one of eight children. March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, is pa…

Natalie (Tally) J. Philbrick, 95, died peacefully on Saturday, March 9, at Activcare Mission Bay, a care facility in San Diego.

Allan H. Bernard, of Greenwich, Conn., and Malibu, died on Feb. 25 in Greenwich due to complications from heart disease.

A close family friend of Robert H. Bright wrote this poem to honor the Malibu resident’s life and memories.

Hollywood veteran and well-known Malibu acting coach Teddi Sherman, 97, died of natural causes on Jan. 16, 2019. 

Marlene J. C. DuPont, 86, died on Thursday, Jan. 31. She lived around the country, including in Malibu; Haleiwa, Hawaii; and The Villages, Fla.

After surviving the stress of evacuation and relocation after the Woolsey Fire, Gilbert (Gil) Carl Somerfield died peacefully after a long illness, surrounded by family, in his Malibu home on Nov. 27, 2018.

Daniel Derek Streeter—known to his family and friends as Derek—was born at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica on July 1, 1970, to Catherine Michele (Shelley) Merrick and Daniel David Streeter. His life was cut short on June 22, 2018. At the time of his death, he was visiting Alabama. 

Audry Conley, longtime Malibu resident, died at home on Dec 18, 2018, surrounded by her family.

Jean Louise Wolverton, 94, died on Dec. 4 at the Ronald Reagan Hospital at UCLA after a short period of declining health.

William Clinton Armstrong III, a Malibu resident for 68 years, died on Friday, Nov. 23, surrounded by his family—seven weeks before his 104th birthday.

Mark Edson Griffin, age 64, died on Wednesday, Oct. 24. He was laid to rest on Monday, Oct. 29, at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Dmitri Wood, president of Malibu Refrigeration and Santa Monica Heating and Air Conditioning, died on Sept. 20. 

Carla I. Carpentier, who was born in California on Oct. 23, 1957, and grew up on the hills above La Costa Beach, died on Sept. 19. 

Andrew Ian McKenzie died from natural causes in his sleep on Oct.11. He was 21 years old and had suffered from neurofibromatosis Type I (NF1) since being diagnosed as an infant and endured many medical complications during his lifetime, including numerous surgeries and epilepsy, according to…

Paul Stephen Roberts, husband of Loretta Roberts, died on Oct. 3 of mantle-cell lymphoma. Paul resided in Malibu for 53 years, where he and Loretta raised their three children, Mary, Michael and Christopher. 

Longtime Point Dume resident Harold “Buzz” Wedin died unexpectedly but peacefully on Oct. 1 at the age of 90.

Annetta Hagan Covany, who lived for years with her son, David, in his home on Tapia Drive in Malibu, died on Sept. 19. 

Lee Alan Woodford of Malibu died peacefully on Sept. 11, surrounded by his loved ones. He is survived by his father, Ron; stepmother, Jana; and his sister, Jennifer. 

Max “Park” Biglow, 95, died peacefully at his home in Malibu on Sept. 1, surrounded by his beloved wife, family and caregivers. 

Alicia Sky (Varinaitis) Kunerth died at her home in Malibu on Aug. 30 at the age of 47, following a 16-year battle with brain cancer. 

Donal Durham O’Rourke, age 62, died on Friday, Aug. 24, at Southern California Hospital in Culver City. Donal grew up in New York and Connecticut with his four brothers and a sister. Donal will be remembered by his family and friends as an outgoing, caring individual who always strove to ove…

Longtime Malibu resident, Clayton “Clay” Clark Averbuck, died on Aug. 22 at the age of 67 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. 

David Christian Ruth, 61, died from a long illness at his Point Dume home on June 11, surrounded by his wife of 36 years, Deborah, and his two sons, David and Tyler. 

Dr. Mark Raymond Sawusch, 57, died at his home in Malibu, California. Sawusch spent his final day watching wildlife from his seaside balcony and listening to the waves of the Pacific Ocean.

Bruce Wade Asai, 76, of Albuquerque, N.M., died unexpectedly Monday, March 19, in Eugene, Ore.

Longtime Carbon Beach resident Carol Lee Meyers died on March 24 at Saint John’s Hospital in Santa Monica after an unexpected and long hospitalization. 

On June 3, 2017, Theodore Aitken McKay—a jazz lover, humanist, horseman, and loving husband and father—died peacefully in Malibu with his family close by.

Twenty-year Malibu resident Dolly Wander, 84, died on March 15. After living in Malibu, she moved back to the Hamptons to retire. 

Harry J. Ufland, a veteran agent and manager-turned-producer who collaborated with director Martin Scorsese on “The Last Temptation of Christ” has died. He was 81.

The world has lost a truly great, compassionate man. One of the good guys! Dick was a one of a kind classic! “Everybody loved Dick.” Dick was taken from us suddenly and unexpectedly on January 8, 2018.

Herbert “Herb” Reich, of Malibu, died on Monday morning, Jan. 1. He was the son of Lester and Ella Reich and was born in New York. 

Longtime Point Dume resident Kathy Peterson-Fikaris, 82, died on Sept. 8 with hospice. Her three children, Kim, Kevin and Kerrie Peterson-Richeda, were at her side; she had raised them at Pt. Dume since moving there in 1956. She was a Realtor at John Douglas and later, Fred Sands Real Estate Co. 

On Thursday, Jan. 11, Julie Van Zandt May—wife, mother, daughter, sister and longtime Malibu resident—died in Santa Monica after a brief illness at the age of 88. Julie was born in La Jolla, Calif., to Logan and Lineta Marqua Van Zandt, and soon after, moved with her family to Los Angeles wh…

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