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Dr. Ernest William Chalekson (1945-2014) Ernest Chalekson, 69, of Manhattan Beach, California, beloved husband, father, and friend passed away Sunday morning, November 23, 2014. Ernie was born in Redondo Beach, California on March 6, 1945, the son of Pantel and Despina. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 39 years LaRue; his sons John and Michael; his brother George; and sister Pauline Furkioti. Ernie attended Redondo Union High School, El Camino College, and the University of Southern California. He obtained his DDS degree from the USC School of Dentistry in 1971. He worked diligently as a dentist serving countless patients for over 44 years in Lawndale, CA. As a member of the Manhattan Beach Badminton Club and the Santa Monica Trail Runners Club, he enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest, doing the activities he loved most: running, fishing, woodworking, cooking, and most of all, spending time with his family and friends. There will be a viewing on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 3:00pm to 7:00pm at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503. PH: (310) 792-7599. Trisagion service will begin at 4:00pm. Church service will be held on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 10:00am at Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 722 Knob Hill Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. PH: (310) 540-2434 following the church service, the burial will take place at 11:30am at Green Hills Memorial Park, 27501 S. Western Avenue, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275. PH: (310) 831-0311. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Saint Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 722 Knob Hill Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. PH: (310) 540-2434;

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  1. So saddened to hear about Dr. Ernie. I’ve only known him for such a short time, but he was such a nice man and a good and honest dentist. He told me once that he believed he stayed healthy for so long by staying active and showering twice a day. My thoughts and prayers are with his family as well as his team at the office (who have been there so long they’re like family).

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