David Stanley Bostwick, a life-long resident of the South Bay, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 in Torrance. Born in Hawthorne, CA, David was 56 when he died from colon cancer. David was a member of International Union of Operating Engineers and SSPC. David is survived by his wife of 33 years, Sandy Bostwick of Torrance, CA; his son, Jeremy Bostwick of Redondo Beach; his parents, Gordon Bostwick of Palmdale, CA and Julia Bostwick of Redondo Beach; sister, Ruth Bostwick of Van Nuys, CA; sister, Linda Kitchen of Trinidad, TX; brother, Ron Bostwick of Van Nuys, CA; and sister, Carol Frederick of Chino, CA. David was a man of all seasons when it came to living his life to the fullest. He was an accomplished surfer, sailor, motorcycle enthusiast and rock climber. His house was brick and mortar, but he was very comfortable at sea, climbing mountains or laying his head under the stars. David's ashes will be spread out on the ocean and a gathering of family and friends were his last wishes. In lieu of flowers or donations his wife and family would like to request that you all consider a colonoscopy as a present to yourself.

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  1. Dear Sandy and family, You are in my thoughts and prayers. Know that I care! Let me know if I can help you in any way! With love, Inez

  2. Sandy, I am so sorry to hear about David. He struggled so hard from everything you said. Although I did not know him, you are so nice he must have been a great guy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Fondly, Mary(South End pool).

  3. Sandy and Jeremy. I only met David a time or two but he was such a nice, friendly man. He’s in a better place now and is able to watch over you two always. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.

  4. Sandy, I am so very sorry for the loss of your husband David. Please know that my heart is with you during this difficult time. We miss your smile at the pool. Hurry back to us, we all miss you. LOVE, TERI

  5. Dear Sandy – I was looking for old friends today to learn of David’s passing. I am so very sorry and know it’s been a difficult year. Terry passed in 2008 and I moved back to the states and live in Anaheim now. If you’d like to correspond, my e-mail address is: thepesokid@live.com Again, I am so very sad to hear of your loss. Blessings, Nancy Ward

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