Life’s Important Moments: Aug. 2018

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Gracie Leilani Ramirez
graduated from kindergarten at Holy Family Grade School in Glendale. She would like to become a NASA payload specialist like her aunt, or a mystery shopper. She’s the daughter of Michelle Ramirez, Zoo; the granddaughter of Grace Ramirez, LAFD; and the niece of Brandon Boren, Zoo.

Moises Garcia
graduated from Grand Arts High School with honors, and as Thespian president 2016-18. He’s headed to Carnegie Mellon University in the fall on full scholarship. He’s the son of Leonor Garcia, DWP; the grandson of Maria Rodriguez, General Services, and the nephew of Frank Duarte, LAPD.

Kendall Burries
graduate from Gahr High School in Cerritos. He plans to attend Long Beach State University in the fall, majoring in nursing. He’s the son of Sgt. Daphany Robison, Transportation.

Leonor Garcia, DWP
graduated from the University of La Verne, earning her Master’s degree in leadership and management.


Special Achievements

Nice Catch!

Congratulations go to Lamar Williams, who just caught his first big fish. Here’s Lamar and his bounty at Lake Piru. He’s the son of Det. II Marty Williams, Gang and Narcotics Division, LAPD.

Well done, Lamar!


In Memoriam

Our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of the following current and retired City employees who have passed away. The number after the name indicates years of service.

Active (years of service)
Bolivar, Nelly Airports 11
Gallardo, Victor Hugo Rec and Parks 10
Jung, Leo DWP 35
Kadekawa, Clayton Airports 13
Kotas, Gary LAPD 26
Lopez, Mary Ann Rec and Parks 15
Tallon, Noel DWP 10

Retired (years of service)
Astorga, Peter Rec and Parks 11
Brice, Linda Airports 11
Britton, Lenard DWP 31
Crawford, Samuel Transportation 27
Cupples, Arthur Finance 15
Dunn, Jimmy Public Works 25
Ellis, Asin Public Works 29
Fobbs, Bearties Public Works 41
Goldstein, David City Attorney 27
Goodman, Anne Transportation 22
Green, Herbert DWP 29
Grinstead, Hugh DWP 30
Gutierrez, Abelino Public Works 29
Hernandez, Paul Public Works 15
Hennon, Betty LAPD 33
Hogan, Mary Public Works 35
Howell, L.C. Airports 26
Hutchison, John DWP 30
Kamachi, Tadao Public Works 31
King, Hillard Public Works 32
Kloss, John Bldg. & Safety 10
Kobashigawa, Roy DWP 22
Lakes, Brenda Finance 15
Mars, Anastasia Library 28
McClung, Franceen Rec and Parks 19
Moyano, Rafael DWP 30
O’Donnell, Mary DWP 21
Otomo, Yoshiko DWP 24
Parker, Herbert Public Works 11
Reitzel, Joan Rec and Parks 30
Rios, Antonio Transportation 11
Roberts, William City Attorney 27
Sedgwick, Charles Zoo 9
Scates, Lucy Library 23
Spratt, John DWP 28
Sugita, Akira Airports 33
Tanaka, Shoji Rec and Parks 5
Taylor, Charles DWP 11
Vardanian, Albert Airports 35
Watson, Dan Bldg. & Safety 25
Wikstrom, Edwin Controller 24
Winburne, Jack DWP 21
Wolfe, Jack DWP 20
Wong, Mickey DWP 36
Yamzon, Jacinto Airports 22
Young, Barbara Library 23