November 29, 1925 ~ March 25, 2008
Bernal, Lee, a 51 year resident of Torrance, passed away on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 in Torrance. Born on November 29, 1925, in Ojo Feliz, New Mexico, Lee was 82 when he died. Lee had served in the Navy during World War II. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Redondo Beach and worked 30 plus years as an insurance agent for Omaha Woodmen. Lee's personal interests were the family businesses: a trophy shop and an appliance store. He enjoyed bowling (bowled a 300 game in league play), polka dancing, camping, and vacation trips. Civic activities include Woodman of the World Fraternity and the Lawndale Rotarians. Special joys came from his coffee, cigarettes, crossword puzzles, drawing, and recounting jokes (sometimes badly, but he loved it anyway!). He is survived by son, Juan Bernal of Santa Ana, CA, son, Manuel Bernal of Phoenix, AZ, and daughter, Edna (Don) Murphy of Manhattan Beach, CA; four grand-daughters (Ciara, Kate, Cindy & Alice) and three grandsons (Vince, David & Daniel). Preceded in death by Wife, Yolanda ("Linda") Lopez Bernal, Mother, Lucinda Bernal, Father, Palemon Bernal, sister Josephine Vigil and brother Joseph Bernal. The funeral Mass will be held at American Martyrs Catholic Church on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. A reception will follow in the Blessed Kateri Room from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Lung Association The American Lung Association, 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006, http://www.lungusa.org
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