July 24, 1946 ~ December 26, 2022

Born in: Chicago, Illinois
Resided in: Gardena , California

Douglas Franklin Olivera, 76, entered eternal rest on Monday, December 26, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Douglas was born in Chicago, Illinois and lived in Gumaca, Philippines for part of his childhood. He worked for both Trans World Airlines (TWA) and American Airlines for 37 years. He enjoyed many years of traveling, especially to the Philippines. He was a generous and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.

Douglas is predeceased by his parents Roque and Elizabeth (nee Sigmund) Olivera and his brothers Edwin Olivera and Roque Olivera Jr. Surviving is his loving wife of 55 years, Erlinda A. Olivera; his son Douglas Olivera Jr (Stephanie); Linda Westhead (Kirk) Denise Olivera (Dennis); his grandchildren, Olivia, Mary Nola and Phoenix; and his siblings Feliza, Carol, Robert, and Frank.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 6 at 4:00 pm-7:00 pm, Rosary-5:00 pm at Lighthouse Memorial & Receptions, White & Day Center, 901 Torrance Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 7 at 11:30 am at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 1050 W. 163rd Street, Gardena, CA.


Viewing: January 6, 2023 4:00 pm - January 6, 2023 7:00 pm

Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions - White & Day Center
901 Torrance Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277


Rosary Service: January 6, 2023 5:00 pm

Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions - White & Day Center
901 Torrance Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277


Service: January 7, 2023 11:30 am

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
1050 W. 163rd St.
Gardena, CA 90247


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  1. candle 7We are thinking of you all and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers

  2. Mr Olivera was a kind loving man. He always made our us feel as if we were part of his family. He was so sweet to my girls and I . We will miss him dearly. Our sincere sympathy to Lola, Linda and the Olivera Family.

  3. We are so sorry and wish we were there to give you a hug. Please know we are thinking of you all.
    Lots of love, Duffy, Dan, Patrick, Pierre and Phelan

  4. candle 1To the Olivera family and extended family,
    We knew Doug from his visits to Kirk and Linda, he was always so welcoming, so nice to us and always smiling. What a beautiful tribute video to his life and what a lovely husband, father and Lolo he was. Peace to the family and prayers you always feel him near when you need to ❤️

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