2008 passings: Notable Angelenos

Noting the deaths of prominent, newsworthy or interesting Los Angeles figures and of LA Observed's colleagues in the media is a regular thing we do here. There seems to be a lot more of them this year. Here are those we got to through the months, organized a little differently than in the past, with the usual generous definition of Angeleno.

Community
Dorothy GreenRosa Broadous, family matriarch; Rimmon Fay, activist; Dorothy Green, activist (left); Harlan Hahn, professor; Pete Kameron, philanthropist; David Lieber, educator; Robert Nudelman, preservationist; Bo Taylor, peacekeeper; Don White, activist
Politics and governing
Peter CamejoMelville C. Branch, city planner; Peter Camejo, Green Party leader (right); Houston Flournoy, Republican; Dios Marrero, airport official; Doris Meyer, former city official; Marilyn Ryan, ex-lawmaker; Beatriz Valdez, Registrar-Recorder
Edible pleasures
Carmen RochaJay Fiondella, Chez Jay founder; Ed LaDou, chef; Carmen Rocha, nachos creator (left); Lovie Yancey, Fatburger founder
Law
Al MeyerhoffWarren Ferguson, federal judge; Al Meyerhoff, lawyer (right); Jack Tenner, retired judge; Julius M. Title, retired judge; Edwin Leroy Tolles, lawyer
In the news
Jamiel ShawEthel Bradley, first lady; Marie Dey, Rosie the Riveter; Tanya Hurd, teacher; Dianne Ogden, Spector witness; Jamiel Shaw, A student (left)
Legends
Bettie PageAlice Broude, Redwood waitress; Larry Oakley, barber; Bettie Page (right), fetish model; Charles Runyon, Chucko the Clown; Bill Stulla, Engineer Bill
Business
Richard KnerrRoland Arnall, subprime lender; Robert Berning, Trader Joe's buyer; Dave Freeman, ad executive; Rusty Hammer, business leader; Carl Karcher, burger king; Richard Knerr, Wham-O co-founder (left)
More 2008 Passings:
Journalists and media
Sports
Hollywood
Music, arts & letters
Thin blue line

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