Lifes Moments: In Memoriam September 2023

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We honor those who have passed away and recognize their lifelong service to the City of Los Angeles. Their lives mattered to our City and our region.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the following current and Retired City employees who were reported to have passed away.


In Memoriam

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Active (name, dept., years of service)

Chau, Cuong C. Rec and Parks 24
Heidary, Navid Public Works 3
Hendricks, Nicholas T. Planning 20
Kirmani, Ata LAPD 16
Loeser, Jeanette E. LADWP 32
Mathews, Reginald E. Transportation 26
Mendez, Gerardo Public Works 13

Retired (name, dept., years of service)

Aghassi, Haideh Planning 21
Alvarado-Ford, Olivia Finance 31
Arroyo, Grace LAPD 36
Bailey, Dan J. LADWP 20
Bogan, Sandra K. Library 30
Bordey, Fe T. LADWP 24
Burriston, Richard Rec and Parks 37
Butcher, John J. Planning 31
Cendana, Victor T. Housing 32
Chretien, Georgette Aging 10
Collins, Darrell D. LADWP 34
Contri, Larry G. LADWP 34
Crnic, Joanne L. N/D N/D
Crockett, Edward A. N/D N/D
Custodio, Ernesto Public Works 10
Epperson, Rojah L. N/D N/D
Gaines, Leonard R. N/D N/D
Garrett, Leon N/D N/D
Greene, Howard M. LADWP 24
Hayes, June M. Transportation 29
Heine, David J. Bldg. & Safety 21
Hernandez, Juan Gen. Services 25
Hidalgo, Richard M. LADWP 34
Imlay, Thezin City Attorney 11
Jakubas, Leonard LADWP 21
Jimenez, Bernardino LADWP 29
Jones, Paul R. Public Works 22
Jurn, Larry N. LADWP 24
Keehmer, William E. N/D N/D
Kelley, Earnest Rec and Parks 37
Kingsford, Keith LADWP 38
Lee, Shwe S. Public Works 34
Leufray, Frances M. LAPD 33
Lien, Frank M. Zoo 8
Lopez, Eva M. LADWP 24
Luke Jr., Riley J. LADWP 23
Madden, Sandra D. Library 18
Maguire, Michael J. Bldg. & Safety 30
McLaurin, Doris E. Public Works 46
Monette, David LADWP 32
Nye, Roger E. Library 13
Orzechowski, Walter B. LADWP 22
Petrish, Kristine M. LAPD 27
Reichert, Glenn E. Public Works 30
Sandoval, Ruben A. Public Works 32
Sauls, Willie R. Rec and Parks 28
Sedwick-Griffin, Karen D. LAPD/LADWP 31
Shono, Tadaaki T. N/D N/D
Slocum, Jim R. LADWP 19
Stone, Eugene A. N/D N/D
Tamashiro, Dorothy H. Controller 36
Thomas, Gus LADWP 30
Vayner, Leonid Gen. Services 30
Watters, Royal A. LADWP 29
Williams, Jack W. N/D N/D
Wright, Helen L. Rec and Parks 18

N/D = not disclosed