February 23, 1942 ~ March 26, 2011
Staley, David Martin, a life-long resident of the South Bay, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2011 in Gardena. Born in Los Angeles, CA, David was 69 when he died. David graduated from Mt Carmel High School â€œClass of 1960â€. He worked for his father during his high school days at Martyâ€™s Food Center in Los Angeles and then later at Martyâ€™s Liquorama in Gardena. When his father retired he went to work at Village Liquor in El Segundo and later purchased the store in 1979 and retired in 2003. He had a great love for cars and motorcycles that continued into his retirement, but his greatest love was spending time with his grandkids. David is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jackie Staley of Torrance, CA; his mother, Nell Staley of Torrance, CA; his daughter Jennifer (Scott) Gaab of Rota, Spain; his daughter Nicole (Jason) Weber of Manhattan Beach, CA; his grandchildren Michael Staley-Anderson, Alexis Gaab, Dane Weber, Braden Gaab and Mackenzie Weber; his sister JoAnne (Desmond) Nelson; and a large extended family. He was preceded in death by his father, Martin Staley. The Service will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel in Torrance on Thursday March 31, 2011 at 11am. Burial will follow at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Journey of Faith Childrenâ€™s Ministries, 1243 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or Catholic Charities online at www.catholiccharitiesla.org .
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