Composer, writer, lyricist, performer, storyteller, pianist and raconteur Lan O’Kun of Malibu passed away at home of heart failure on Jan. 9, 2020. He was 87. He was surrounded by his wife of 60 years, Barbara O’Kun, and his loving family. 

Oralee Abrams Kiewit, longtime resident of the Malibu Colony, died on Dec. 28, 2019, at her home, one day short of her 100th birthday. Oralee was born on December 27th, 1919 in Long Beach, Calif. Oralee married Ralph Kiewit in 1947. Ralph owned his own construction company, building Southern…

Charles “Charlie” de Garmo, 95, died Nov. 4, 2019, at 1:29 a.m. at UCLA Santa Monica Hospital in Santa Monica. Born June 14, 1924, in Los Angeles, Charlie lived in Malibu for over 40 years.

Kerry MacFaden Flynn, Aug. 28, 1953-Dec. 19, 2019, unexpectedly passed away from a heart attack on December 19, 2019.  She is survived by her husband and best friend, Dennis, and their dog Andy.  

Bernie Shapiro, a longtime Malibu resident, died on Dec. 21, 2019, surrounded by loved ones in the peace and comfort of his Malibu Road home, following years of battling myelofibrosis, a rare blood disorder. He was 89 years old. 

Robert Walker, 79, died Dec. 5, 2019, at 10:45 a.m. in Malibu. Born April 15, 1940, in Jamaica, Queens, NY, he was educated in the U.S. and Europe.

John Brian Courcier died Nov. 10, 2019, in Santa Barbara. He was 93. He was surrounded by family and in the care of Serenity House the last days of his life.  

Hallie Marie Sills, 27, of Malibu, passed away on Dec. 6, 2019, in Vermont after waging a long fierce battle against addiction. Hallie leaves her parents Greg and Laureen Sills and brothers Gregory (GT) and Danny.

Keith Gubitz was born in 1956 and raised in Flossmoor, Ill. He was a graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School. Beginning in his high school years, Keith became a dedicated disciple and student of music history and received credit for his saxophone work on a gospel/funk album. His love of m…

Beloved son, brother, uncle and great uncle Harris Arthur Miller passed away on Oct. 17, 2019. Born Dec. 30, 1935, in Los Angeles to Frances Papier Miller and Bernard B. Miller, he and his sister Isabel spent their childhoods in Boyle Heights. In 1946, Harris moved to Malibu with his father …

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. 

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