Samuel Dinin, who helped lay the foundation for Los Angeles' Jewish education system, died in his home in Westwood on Dec. 8. He was 103.
Comic actress and "Bosom Buddies" star Wendie Jo Sperber lost her fight with breast cancer on Nov. 29. She died at age 47 at her Sherman Oaks home.
David S. Saxon, who was once fired for refusing to sign a loyalty oath but later rose to become president of the University of California system, died Dec. 8 at age 85.