Albert Talamantes, a long-time resident of Torrance, passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2008 in Torrance. Born in Los Angeles, CA, Albert was 87 when he died. Albert had served 4 years in the Navy during World War II as Seaman First Class aboard the USS Minneapolis, enduring countless battles in the South Pacific, including a torpedo strike that all but sunk his ship. Albert was also a member of St. Catherine Laboure and was an usher at the Sunday morning mass for many years. He was employed as a Loftsman at Hughes Helicopters in Culver City for nearly 30 years. He was a passionate baseball fanatic and was a great fan of the Anaheim Angels. He lived to see the Angels win the World Series in 2002. When not watching baseball either at home or at the stadium, he enjoyed playing golf with several of his close buddies. He is survived by his Daughter, Stefani (David) Coughlin of San Pedro, CA and Son, Stan Talamantes of Torrance, CA. Preceded in death by Father, Albert Talamantes and Mother, Elizabeth Talamantes. A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel on Monday, March 17, 2008 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. with a Vigil Service at 7:15 P.M. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Catherine Laboure Church on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. Burial will follow at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, CA.

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  1. Dear Family, My sincere condolensces to you all – I will always remember Al’s sense of humor, quick wit and wide grin. Love, Cindi

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