Donald Carnival, 1942-2004 Donald Carnival, a longtime resident of Manhattan Beach, died Oct. 28. He was 61. Carnival was born Nov. 3, 1942, in Los Angeles. He graduated from Mira Costa High School and served in the U.S. Army. Carnival was a salesman. He served as a Neighborhood Watch block captain and was an avid golfer. Carnival is survived by two sons, Shane of Manhattan Beach and Brett of Chandler, Ariz; a brother, Jeff of Huntington Beach; his ex-wife, Sondi; and one grandchild. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 12 at the El Segundo Woman's Club, 541 Standard St., and El Segundo. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the SPCA-LA, (323) 730-5300, Ext. 232.

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  1. My deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of a long time friend. I knew Don since I was 17, we surfed and body surfed together at the Manhatten and Hermosa Pier. We had a lot of fun times, and were both eventually and fortunanetly able to become friends of Bill W together. We were able to do a lot of service work and he will surely be missed, but I wanted the family to know I am just one of the few who he touched my heart and I loved very much. P.S. Don I know you are up there in the big meeting in the sky carrying the message and laughter. Bob

  2. Dear Jeff and family, I was so sorry to hear about Don. Fourteenth Street just isn\’t the same without the Carnivals. I am so sorry that I cannot attend the service for Don, but I know that he is finally at rest and I wish you the very best. Jeannie Martin (Weber)

  3. To Don\’s family, he always had a smile and such a friendly way about him, each and every time that I ever saw him. He befriended me in the first few days of my sobriety, 23 years ago, and I will always be grateful to him for that. He will truly be missed by all of us from the South Bay. Please know how much he was liked and thought well of.

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