Lifes Moments: In Memoriam December 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)

Garcia, Leopoldo A. ITA 8
Martinez, Jerry Airports 19
Moreno, Nicholas A. General Services 1
Najarro, Anibal A. LADWP 20
Ponce, Jose A. Transportation 20
Ramirez, Luis LADWP 8
Villanueva, Luis E. Harbor 9
Wiley, Karen L. Airports 1

Retired (name, dept., years of service)

Absalom, Phyllis L. Library 44
Alconcel, Augencio G. LADWP 23
Berges, Lynn J. LADWP 29
Bienlein, David L. LADWP 32
Brown, Lloyd W. Airports 29
Cea Moz, Atilio Airports 12
Cloyd, Robert L. Public Works 41
Conferti, Ronald L. N/D N/D
Di Cesare, Harry M. LADWP 36
Dickey, Geral D. LADWP 32
Durham, Kathleen Transportation 2
Flanagan, Robert P. LADWP 13
Garcia, Luis R. Airports 13
Gottlieb, Norman A. N/D N/D
Govea, Joseph N/D N/D
Harrison, Melvin LADWP 8
Hughes, Angela M. N/D N/D
Itokazu, Paul M. LADWP 31
Jenkins, Thomas F. LADWP 35
Johnson, Emanuel N/D N/D
Johnson, Ralph Airports 15
Keith, Donald R. ITA 18
Laquey, Richard C. Public Works 16
Logan, Jack G. LADWP 22
Matosec, Jerome M. LADWP 25
Martinez, Gilbert J. Rec and Parks 27
Meteau, Robert J. LADWP 26
Meyer, Mervyn E. N/D N/D
Millette, Paul K. LAPD 43
Minazzoli, Arthur T. N/D N/D
Moreno, Robert G. N/D N/D
Murakami, Kameki LADWP 35
Nichols, Brenda S. General Services 23
Pennestri, Michael A. LADWP 13
Petersen, Sharon L. LADWP 37
Powers, Daniel C. LADWP 36
Rainey, Reames W. N/D N/D
Riggen, William S. Public Works 23
Rosen, Shirley N/D N/D
Rossitter, Hugh S. City Attorney 23
Scruggs, John C. LADWP 29
Smith, Donald J. N/D N/D
Stepp, James D. LADWP 28
Stuen, Larry J. N/D N/D
Summers, Walter J. N/D N/D
Van, Duong Saec General Services 7
Veneracion, Perla S. General Services 34
Wade, Erskine C. LADWP 37
Walker, James P. LADWP 29
Williams, Warrendell LADWP 30
Yonai, David M. LADWP 32
Young-Carter, William N/D N/D

N/D = not disclosed