Avalon Lions Club establishing the Pete Edwards Vocational Scholarship

Pete Edwards, a valued Avalon Lions Club Member and successful Avalon contractor passed away on Jan. 20. Pete...

Avalon remembers Father Ruther

Courtesy photo Father William Ruther of Saint Catherine’s of Alexandria church in Avalon, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 12....

John Rose shared his love of life with his family

The name Rose is almost synonymous with Catalina Island and Southern California in many ways. Leonard John Rose...

Musical icon and Avalon resident Spencer Davis dies

Catalina Island resident and musician Spencer Davis, 81, died Oct. 19. Davis was best known for his influence on 1960s music. According...

Samantha Rose Prince

Island enthusiast loses four-year battle with cancer Samantha Rose Prince, a former member of Avalon’s...

‘Catalina Girl’ Ellen spent much of her life on Catalina

Family and friends are grieving over the recent loss of our beautiful Ellen Shensky. Although Ellen was not...

Big-hearted islander ‘Kelly’ Whitaker losses battle with cancer

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the unexpected passing of long-time island resident Charles “Kelly”...

Pilot in runway celebration flyover dies in plane crash

One of the pilots who flew among six identical airplanes in a celebration flyover of the new runway...

Avalon Council Member Pam Albers dead at 62

Avalon Council Member Pamela Albers died unexpectedly Sunday at a hospital in Torrance. She was 62. “We are absolutely devastated,”...

Farewell: Longtime islander resident Richard Fertig, 80, passes

Richard Fertig 1938 to 2019 Richard Fertig passed away in January, a couple weeks short of his 81st birthday....
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