James
Riewer, James M., a 32 year resident of Redondo Beach , passed away on Monday, April 15, 2002 in a local hospital. Born in Long Beach, California, Jim was 81 when he died. A classically trained musician, he served in the Army during WWII and then graduated from Northwestern University and went on to USC for graduate studies in education. . He was Superintendent of the Antelope Valley Joint Union High School and Superintendent of the South Bay Union High School District for nine years. Jim was past president of the Antelope Valley Kiwanis Club , the Redondo/Riviera Rotary Club , the the Board of Directors of the South Bay Hospital District.and the LA County Human Relations Commission. Jim had a lifelong love for the sea and was an avid boater and diver. He was very active in the South Bay serving on many volunteer and community organizations. He is survived by his wife, LaVerne and a daughter Mary Riewer of Phoenix , AZ. Memorial Services will be held on Friday, April 26, 2002, at the Church of Religious Science in Redondo Beach. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. To send the family a message, for directions to services or for more information go to the White & Day website www.LA f u n e r a l . c o m.Riewer, James M., a 32 year resident of Redondo Beach , passed away on Monday, April 15, 2002 in a local hospital. Born in Long Beach, California, Jim was 81 when he died. He served in the Army during WWII and then graduated from Northwestern University and on to USC for graduate studies. He was Superintendent of the Antelope Valley Joint Union High School and Superintendent of the South Bay Union High School District for nine years. Jim was past president of the Antelope Valley Kiwanis Club , the Redondo/Riviera Rotary Club and President of the Board of Directors of the South Bay Hospital District. He was very active in the South Bay serving on many volunteer and community organizations. He is survived by his wife, LaVerne and a daughter Mary Riewer of Phoenix , AZ. Memorial Services will be Friday, April 26, 2002 at 2:00PM at the Church of Religious Science, 907 Knob Hill Avenue, Redondo Beach. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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  1. Jim was THE superintendant of our old Antelope Valley High School District. We admired him both as a person and as a professional educator. I remember seeing him at Alex\’s steakhouse on Sierra Highway waaay back when, and reminiscing about common musical experiences when we were youngsters. ( As if we were so old in our 30\’s or so.) Our shared experiences are a precious thread in the fabric of our lives.

  2. LaVerne and Mary, I was elected to the school board in 1977 and had the privilege of serving with Jim until his retirement. He was the quintessential Superintendent and I learned so much from him. He had all the skills, but he also was a wonderful human being. I also know how much he loved his family, and I remember him discussing Mary\’s interest in boats and commerical diving. Over the years I would run into Jim at the Health District gym or other places and he would always bring me up to date on Mary\’s activities. My heartfelt sympathy to both of you. Many of us will miss him as well as you; many more have benefited from his vision and good work, even though they never knew him. Josh

  3. I graduated from El Segundo High School in 1954 and will always remember Jim as a respected teacher and friend. Jim taught music up until his promotion to vice principal at E.S.H.S. He encouraged me to learn to play the saxaphone and have a real appreciation for music which I have carried with me throughout my life. Thank you Jim.

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