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Eulogies:Peter Grant

By Sid Skolnik

July 4, 2002 | 8:00 pm

Peter Grant, veteran Los Angeles reporter, editor, public relations executive and Jewish community activist who was the first journalist to enter Japan after its surrender in 1945, died... read full article

  • Eulogies:Audrey Skirball-Kenis

    By Howard I. Friedman

    June 27, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Audrey Skirball-Kenis, founding trustee of the Skirball Cultural Center, died June 19, at the age of 87.

    The board of trustees, staff, docents and volunteers of the Skirball Cultural Center express our deepest sorrow upon the death of our beloved friend and founding trustee.

    With...

  • L.A. Mourns Loss of Two Leaders

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    June 20, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Isadore Familian

    Isadore Familian, an industrialist and longtime supporter of Jewish institutions such as the University of Judaism and City of Hope, died on June 13. He was 90.

    Familian, a Chicago-born son of Russian immigrants, came to Los Angeles in 1913 at the age of 2. He...

  • Eulogies:Sivan Hamburger,

    June 13, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Sivan Hamburger, one of the longstanding, staunch leaders of the Bureau of Jewish Education (BJE), died June 3, at the age of 87.

    Hamburger was a passionate Labor Zionist, who as a young, idealistic high school student, spent a year in the Land of Israel, during the time it was still...

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  • Eulogies:Lew Wasserman

    By Michael Aushenker

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Lew Wasserman, philanthropist, former chairman and chief executive of Music Corporation of America (MCA) and one of the last old-time movie moguls, died June 3 from complications of a stroke. He was 89.

    Wasserman was born March 22, 1913, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Russian immigrant...

  • Eulogies:Saul Pick

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 30, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Saul Pick, a Holocaust survivor who developed the Cinerama Dome and built the first high-rise hotel on Sunset Boulevard, died of pneumonia on May 8. He was 85.

    Son Mark Pick, a managing partner of Sunset-Gower Studios, remembers a man of conviction with a generous and passionate...

  • Eulogies

    May 9, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Marshall Sosson, Violinist and Studio Concertmaster, Dies at 91



    Marshall Sosson, concertmaster at many Hollywood studios, died on April 29, 2002, at the age of 91.

    Music was his fountain of youth. A passionate and tender nature sang through his violin. Active professionally for...

  • Eulogies:Avner Sharoni

    By The Sharoni Family

    April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Avner Sharoni, owner of Tempo restaurant in Encino, died April 13 at the age of 49.

    In 1977, Sharoni, then a 24-year-old Israeli, moved to Los Angeles after he served in the Israel Defense Force. He bought Art's International Sidewalk Cafe and within a few weeks, had added hummus...

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