January 30, 1953 ~ December 20, 2002
Joe (Bruce) Cartwright (49) of Hermosa Beach passed away peacefully at home on December 20th surrounded by loving family and friends. He is survived by his beloved wife Kathy, his loving sons Lucas and Samuel and his devoted dog Lucky. He is also survived by sisters Jane (Bill) Sellwood, Lisa and Kristin. He leaves nieces and nephews Joe, Tom, Emily, Ben, Sasha, Natalie, Noelle, Sarah, Dana, Aubrey, his parents-in-law Fernando and Rita Nunez, many brothers and sisters-in-law, Uncle Bob, Aunt Aurla, cousins Cindy and Rob and step-mother Sharla. He also leaves countless treasured friends in California, North Dakota, Minnesota and elsewhere. He is preceded in death by his parents Jack and Bev Cartwright, sister Kim Greenwald, grandparents and brother-in-law Jonathan Nunez.
Joe spent his early years in North Dakota and Minnesotta, graduating from the University of North Dakota in 1975. He began his professional career at WDAY-TV in Fargo, North Dakota. Joe then moved to California in 1980 and worked in sales for KHJ/KCAL for 19 years. He was most recently Vice President/General Sales Manager at Adlink where he will be truly missed by all who worked with him. All who knew Joe knew how he treasured his wife and sons. He was an exceptional father and his loss will be felt forever. Joe touched everyone he met in ways no one will forget. Joe was the eternal optimist. He was such a kind, generous, energetic, smart and caring man. He faced his most recent illness with courage and dignity. In life and in death, Joe was an inspiration to all who knew or met him. He will be greatly missed. The family wishes to thank all who have helped in so many ways in these last most difficult days. The love shown will aid the family as they grieve the loss of Joe in the days to come. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 26th from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the White and Day Colonial Mortuary, 901 Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90277, (310) 379-2446. The funeral service will take place Friday, December 27th at 10:30 am at Rolling Hills Covenant Church, 2222 Palos Verdes Drive North, Rolling Hills Estates, CA. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials may be given in Joe's name to the University of North Dakota Foundation, PO Box 8157, Grand Forks, ND 58202.
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