Acosta, Ernest William, "Ernie", a life-long resident of Los Angeles County, passed away on Wednesday August 25, 2010 at his home in Torrance. Born in Los Angeles, CA, Ernie was 82 when he died. Ernie was a member of St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church in Redondo Beach. He was the owner of Acosta Jewelers in Redondo Beach for over 43 years. Ernie was a member of Redondo Beach Riviera Rotary Club for over 30 years, and had served as the President of the City of Hope, South Bay Chapter. Ernie is survived by his wife of over 43 years, Gloria Vizarreta Acosta of Torrance, CA; 4 nephews and 2 nieces. The Celebration of Life Mass will be held at the Risen Christ Chapel at Holy Cross in Culver City on Thursday September 2, 2010 at 11:30am. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

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  1. Ernie was a good friend and I enjoyed searching the Southbay for the best burgers and malts with him. We will always remember how festive his store was at Christmas, with Gloria at his side welcoming friends. We will miss him.

  2. We met Ernie and Gloria when we moved into the apartment at 20405 Anza in 1970. We also brought our rings and watches to be repaired at the jewerly store for many years. Ernie was an interesting man and enjoyed our visits to the store. May God’s peace give you comfort during this difficult time.

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