John Sousa Long-time resident of the South Bay passed away suddenly on June 30, 2007. He was born October 1, 1936 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He was 70 years old. At an early age his family moved to San Francisco and lived there through his elementary school days. His family moved to Torrance, CA where he attended Torrance High School. After graduation he attended El Camino College and then spent a year attending college in Mexico City. When he returned he attended the University of Southern California before leaving to begin his career. He worked in the Textile industry for over 30 years as a salesman. John had many interests. He loved the beach and was one of the founders of the 16th Labor Day Volleyball tournament, now coming up on its 50 year anniversary. He was an avid sports fan and was extremely passionate about USC Football. Other passions included traveling, cooking, barbequing, gardening, reading and most of all socializing with people. Throughout John's life, he loved to spend time with his family and friends and had a great sense of humor. Over the years he touched the lives of many through work, youth sports and various events. In retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his partner Carolyn and their dog Max. They traveled annually up the coast to Central California to Cambria where they enjoyed the beautiful coastline. He is survived by his daughter Pam, son Michael, ex-wife Jan, sister Kathy, partner Carolyn, dog Max and his extended family.

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