Bernie Safire, longtime resident of Malibu, passed away on August 21st at age 90.

Emmett Finch, a local poet who wrote about mermaids in Malibu died last week at the age of 100. Born in Manhattan Beach in 1921, he moved to Malibu in 1965, and his love for this place was a major theme of his poetry.

Fred Tatum, a loving husband, father, grandfather, family man, sailor and member of the group at The Airport Lounge, died on Saturday, Sept. 18, at home with his favorite ocean view. 

Malibu’s astrologer, T.S. (Ted) Phillips, age 57, died on July 24, 2021. Ted was extremely healthy, in great physical shape, enjoying his life living in Malibu and spending time with his 22-year-old son Alex, who had just graduated from UCSB. Sadly, COVID-19 took him away to another life, a …

Carole Jean Mason-Stark was born on Feb. 9, 1931, and died May 30, 2021, at the age of 90. She was born in Sauk Centre, Minn., and raised in Chicago by her adoptive parents Fred and Clara Bloom. Carole was a musical prodigy and as a teenager received a classical piano scholarship to Northwes…

Sally Newell, 87, died on July 24, 2021 after a short illness. She was surrounded by her children, grandchildren and her beloved service cat Root Beer. Loved ones said Newell’s passing was “very peaceful.” She was born in Ridgefield, Conn., and moved to California at the age of three. She en…

Longtime Malibu resident Marjorie “Baba” C. Ball died at her home in Westlake Village July 1, 2021, surrounded by family and friends. Marjorie was born in Los Angeles in 1926 and grew up in Westwood Village attending nearby Westlake School for Girls. She married Donald Ball in 1947 after he …

David John Wilson, a 34-year resident of Malibu, died peacefully on June 28, 2021. He was born in Lincoln, Neb., on April 4, 1937, and moved with his family to Boulder, Colo., when he was 14. Later, he attended UC-Boulder and then, in 1961, entered the U.S. Air Force to train as a fighter pi…

Thomas “Tom” Earl Estlow died after a long-term illness on Sunday, May 30, 2021, at home, surrounded by his family. He was 79.

Earl Charles Schumacher died peacefully on May 20, 2021, at home in Hayden Lake, Idaho, with his wife and family pets nearby. He was born March 24, 1937, in Los Angeles to Victor C. and Mildred (Deeths) Schumacher.

John Mills, a devoted Malibu community leader and father, died peacefully on Sunday, May 30, surrounded by his family. He was 76.

Born in Santa Monica, Dale was the youngest son of Robert H. Eicks, Sr. and Jane Henrietta Eicks. He passed away in Pacific Palisades surrounded by loved ones. He is survived by his wife, Lorinda (Rindy) Jeffries Eicks; his brother, Robert H. Eicks (Lyn); and his sister, Susan Whitaker. In a…

Nancy Gaye Morrison died at her Malibu home on May 21, 2021. She left behind her beloved sons Robert (Annabel) and Patrick (Blair), her granddaughters Riley and Reagan, her sister LuAnn (Gary), brother Matt (Mary), and her loving nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband, Rob.  

Longtime past Malibu resident, business owner and Greatest Generation member Bob Wright passed away at his home in Henderson, Nev. In his last few weeks, he was surrounded by family and friends.

Carol Sperry Moss, longtime community leader, died peacefully on April 24, 2021, at age 91 at her home in Malibu. 

Legendary restaurateur and owner of the Beau Rivage Restaurant Daniel Forge died on March 17, 202, one day short of his 95th birthday. He was a Michelin rated chef and author.

Roger A. Lyon, Jr. 64, of Prescott, Ariz., son of Roger A. Lyon and Mary Woodford Lyon, died March 11. He is survived by his daughter, Tatum Marie Lyon; ex-wife Beth Reading; nieces Holli Stack and Keli Openshaw; brother-in-law David C. Maurer; and sister, Nancy Lyon Maurer.  

Maria Lourdes died in her home on Jan. 4, 2021; she was 52. Born on Aug. 23, 1967, Maria Lourdes was a mother of four amazing daughters, Kimberly, Kathie, Kelly and Kassy, and son, Randy, who passed away a month after being born in 1997. She was the daughter of Rosa and Francisco Alcala. She…

A beloved daughter, sister, aunt, niece and friend, Cherie Anne Millford left this world unexpectedly, at 55 on Jan. 15, 2021. She was born in Long Beach, Calif., to John and Mary Millford. Cherie grew up in Malibu, where she attended Our Lady of Malibu School and Louisville High School in W…

Longtime Malibu resident Dave Landry was born March 25, 1946, in Worcester Mass., the youngest of three brothers. He graduated high school in Manchester, Conn., and attended South Carolina University. Dave’s family found their way to Southern California in the early 1960s.

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Malibu’s historical and treasured Adamson House lost one of its docents on Dec. 7. Nadine Bozon-Vialle served the community for over 25 years, sharing the historical stories of Malibu’s beginnings. 

On Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, Eleanor Frances Smith, beloved mother and grandmother, died at age 96 in her home in Malibu. She is survived by her seven children: Howard, Kathy, Paul, Stephen and Philip Smith; Deborah Berkeley; and Beth Morgan. She also leaves behind nine grandchildren and six gr…

Micaela “Mickey” Graddy, longtime Malibu resident, died on Dec. 2, 2020, at the age of 93. Throughout the late 1960s, Mickey was active at Our Lady of Malibu School where her two children attended. She later worked for 28 years out of the post office in Calabasas as a rural letter carrier. M…

Leah B. Sauter was born Leah Belle Spangenberg in Monrovia, Calif. She graduated from Huntington Memorial Hospital School of Nursing with a master’s degree from USC in a ceremony at the Rose Bowl in 1952, after previously studying at UCLA and Pasadena City College. Leah and Walter A. Sauter …

Ray, as he was known to many, was born on Feb. 23, 1926 and died on Nov. 13, 2020. He was a long time fixture in the Malibu community and loved by many. His booming voice and words of wisdom could often be heard at Lily’s Cafe in the mornings with his crew of friends to eating lunch in “curm…

Felicia Martinez was born on Aug. 27, 1956, in Albuquerque, NM, and died Nov. 8, 2020, in Los Angeles after a prolonged illness. She was the fourth daughter of five children born into a loving and talented family. She was aptly named Felicia, which means “happiness,” after her Italian matern…

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Ron Coleman was born in Culver City on Jan. 27, 1935, and died on Oct. 30, 2020. 

Kim Tipper, a lifelong resident of Malibu, passed away on Oct. 17, 2020, at the age of 82. Kim’s family, Roy and Mary Yturria, moved to Malibu in 1949 on old Malibu Road in central Malibu and later on Bush Drive in Zuma Canyon. He graduated in 1950 from Webster Elementary School, then from L…

Kismet, defined as “destiny, fate” explains the reason you and I came into each other’s lives, when I was only eight years old.

On Oct. 29, 2020, longtime Malibu resident Peter “Pete” Bernard Laubach, beloved husband of Charlotte, best father ever to Paul, John, Chris and Andy, exceptional grandfather to Charlie, Elizabeth, Bryan, Allison, Christy, Kymberly, Courtney and Andrew, and recent great grandfather to James,…

Charlene Marie Sperber died early Sunday morning, Sept. 27, at UCLA Health Santa Monica Medical Center. A Malibu resident, she was 90 years old. Charlene was born in Los Angeles to Pearl and Leo Hirshon and attended Fairfax High School. She met Burton S. Sperber at age 15—they married in 194…

Rick Bailey died on Sept. 6, 2020, on Deer Creek Road. Rick was a long-time County Line resident and a Neptune’s Net icon. Rick loved the Malibu mountains and died there in the recent heat wave. Although Rick had lost his home in the 2018 fire, he remained in the area. Rick is survived by hi…

Longtime Malibu and Big Rock resident, Elizabeth Smith (Solano), died recently at the age of 74. Elizabeth leaves behind her son, Matt, daughter-in-law, Staci, and many friends and neighbors who treasured her friendship.

Dick Keller, 79, died on July 8, 2020. He was born on April 27, 1941. Dick lived in Overland Park, Kan. He met his best friend, Becky, in junior high. They were married in 1961 and enjoyed that marriage for 59 years.

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Thomas G. Bos, husband, father, step-father, grandfather, businessman, Rotarian and captain passed away at his home in Malibu, Calif., at the age of 81 on July 27, 2020. Tom was born on March 8, 1939 in Holland, Mich. and married the love of his life, Jane, on Aug. 16, 1991.

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Carlene Moore committed her life to caring for others for justness or just to alleviate pain and suffering.In 2002, Carlene married Randy Turrow, dga/pga in Malibu where they resided. Born July 9, 1961, in Raleigh, NC, Carlene was only 58 when she succumbed to brain cancer on June 30.With a …

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