Chezek, Leila Rose, lifetime resident of the South Bay, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 16, 2008. Born February 17, 1917 in Marysvillle, CA. to Sherman and Winifred Lantz. She is survived by her grandson, Scott Rathbun of Gardena, CA; granddaughter, Stacy Raney of Chino Hills, CA; granddaughter, Meg Peterson of Murrieta, CA; granddaughter, Lucinda Hiner of Manhattan Beach, CA; and daughter in law, Carol Rathbun-Shibuya of Palos Verdes Estates, CA; and step-son Steve Chezek; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson. She was preceded in death by her son, Sherman Rathbun (1988), her husband Anthony Chezek (2003), and her brother, Paul Lantz (2007). A special thank you to her caregiver's for the past 5 1/2 years at the Sunset House in Palos Verdes Estates and to Peregrine Hospice staff. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association.

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