DUCAR, BARBARA of Torrance , passed away May 11, 2003. She was born in East Syracuse, NY on July 2, 1938. Barbara is survived by Husband, John Richard Ducar of Torrance, CA, Son, John (Julia) Ducar of Long Beach, CA, Son, Robert (Carol Lee) Ducar of Torrance, CA, Son, Timothy (Elizabeth) Ducar of Phoenix, AZ, Son, Richard (Cheryl) Ducar of Encinitas, CA, Son, David (Aimee) Ducar of Northridge, CA, Son, Jeffrey (Cindy) Ducar of Torrance, CA. and brother, David (Aimee) Worden of Half Moon Bay, CA. She is the blessed grandmother of eight. Visitation will be Wed., May 14, 2003 from 4PM to 8PM at RICE MORTUARY, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, Ca, 90503. Celebration of Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 10 AM at St. James Catholic Church, 415 Vincent St. (at PCH), Redondo Beach, CA, 90277. Private interment will be at Green Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity.

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  1. Dear Dick, John, Bob, Tim, Richard, David, Jeff and families, I was so saddened to hear about Barb. Please accept my deepest sympathies. Barb was my role model on how to be a good mom. I always looked up to her and marveled at how wonderful a mom she was. I remember when Tony was about a year old and I asked her, “Barb, does it ever get easier?” She thought for a moment and then gave me that beautiful smile of hers and said, “Easier? No. It just gets different.” I have always remembered her telling me that and in fact over the last 22 years, every time I teach child psychology or human development I incorporate that story in my lecture. God bless all of you and please take good care of yourselves and each other. Fondly, Bonnie Kin

  2. Dear Dick, Mary and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time of sorrow. Sincerely, Paul & Mary Barstow

  3. Dick, I am so very sorry to hear about Barbara\’s death. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Beth Wilson


  5. Whenever you saw Barbara, her face was lit up by a beautiful, sunny smile. We often enjoyed her wonderful home baked goodies. She had such a sweet, pleasant personality. We will miss her. Our sincere condolences to you. Stuart & Frances Tsujimoto

  6. Dear Ducar Family, First of all to Dick, my deepest sympathies to you I\’m deeply saddend for your loss, Dick. I know how close you guys were, my prayers go out to you for comfort and healing in time. I\’ll always remember her will to fight, her smile and laugh. I can\’t make the service because I\’ve moved to Fallbrook. My thoughts will be with you and your family during this difficult time. To the Ducar family, You have lost your mom and grandmother, my deepest sympathies go out to you all for you loss. She was a special lady. I remember a time when she kept having grandsons and I would tease her about my first grandchild which was a granddaughter, it was fun to go on about this until she finally had her own granddaughter. I worked with Barbara at Torrance High and your dad was the principal at my kids school20 or so years ago at Magruder. He\’s such a dear man. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless.

  7. Dear Dick and Family, It is with sadness that I read of Barbara\’s passing. We extend our deepest sympathy to you, and hope the warm memories of your many years together will be of some comfort to you at this time. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers, Nancy and Frank Langdon

  8. My mom is in town and just happened to read about Barbara in the paper. When she told my sisters and I what happened, we all felt a great deal of sadness for your family and your loss. We all have many fond memories of your family and the time we spent as neighbors and friends. Barbara was like a second mom to me and your home was my home away from home for many years of my young life. I will never forget those times and the important role that Barbara had in my life back then. I hope you all find comfort in the many wonderful memories you have and the love you all share. I know how much she will be missed, but her spirit will remain with you always. Love, Greta (and Toni, Stacy, and LaVon)

  9. I\’m so sorry to hear about Barbara. My heart goes out to each and everyone of you. I will never forget all she did for our family so long ago. I wish you all strength, love, and peace during this very difficult time. Love, Toni, Nichele & Christina Newman and all the rest of the “Nutter” Family from Grevilla Street.

  10. Dear John and Julie, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May your cherished memories bring you comfort and peace. Diane Wokasch & Tom Avoian

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