Vargo, Cheryl Ann, a 58-year resident of the South Bay, passed away at her home in Manhattan Beach on Friday, July 30, 2010 after a battle with cancer. Cheryl was 62. Cheryl graduated from Mira Costa High School in 1966, UC Berkeley in 1973, served on the City of Manhattan Beach BZA from 1985-1988 and Planning Commission from 1988-1993. She was a commissioner on the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission from 1997-2001. She also owned a real estate consulting firm SUBTEC. Cheryl is survived by her husband, Robert Vargo of Manhattan Beach, CA; sister, Sandra Roderick of Redondo Beach, CA; and sister, Beverly Schaeffer of Las Vegas, NV, survives Cheryl. Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy Kludt and John Schaeffer; and her brother, James Schaeffer. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society (

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  1. Bob, I am so sorry for your loss. I just found out today and was so stunned and saddened. I had no idea that Cheryl was sick. I really enjoyed working with her. She was a wonderful person and I will always think of her fondly. I hope your grief lessens over time. Sincerely, Anita

  2. Dear Bob… I’m so very sorry for your devastating loss. I very much admired Cheryl for the beautiful and kind person she was, and felt a fondness for her always. With hearfelt sympathy to you and your family, May

  3. Wow! One less ray of sunshine here in Manhattan Beach. Just read the obituary in today’s Breeze. Cheryl was always a good friend and political supporter during my days on City Council. It was fun to see you both walking on the Strand or around town. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Cheryl left us much too soon. Her quick wit, friendly demeanor, and sense of humor will truly be missed. God bless you and the family. Bob Holmes

  4. Bob, Such a tremendous loss to the South Bay community. I enjoyed the many years working with Cheryl during my time in Redondo Beach. She will be sorely missed. My prayers are with you.

  5. Bob – I am at a loss to tell you how badly I feel about Cheryl’s passing. I hope your many years of being together will give you some comfort to remember her by. I will miss her being my friend.

  6. Bob, So very saddened by the news of Cheryl’s passing. You two were so very very good together and I will never forget the “winter” you shared with us (Tom W.) Take care, Shirley T.

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