Leone Margaret Kalash A 70 year resident of the South Bay, passed away December 21, 2012 in Torrance. Born in Charlotte, MI on March 31, 1921. "Lee" was 91. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Mary Rybnikar, 3 sisters, 1 brother, and her husband, Ernest Kalash. She is survived by son, David (Elaine) Kalash, daughters, Sandra Kalash, and Cheryl (Michael) Proffitt. 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. After attending Business College in Grand Rapids, Lee worked for the state of MI as a secretary. She moved to Inglewood, CA in 1944 and worked for Northrop Aircraft in the Engineering Dept. She retired from the Centinela Valley Union High School District, after 30 years of dedicated service. Lee loved to travel, read, play cards, JEOPARDY, and debate world issues. A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, January 18, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at Rice Mortuary. 5310 Torrance Blvd. in Redondo Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Torrance YMCA Senior Dept. Her Journey's Just Begun Don't think of her as gone away - her journey's just begun, life holds so many facets - this earth is only one. Just think of her as resting from the sorrows and the tears in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days and years. Think how she must be wishing that we could know today how nothing but our sadness can really pass away. And think of her as living in the hearts of those she touched… for nothing loved is ever lost- and she was loved so much. E. Brenneman

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  1. Dear Family and Friends,

    May your loved one RIP. Please be assured of the comfort provided from the scriptures below:

    “There is always hope for a tree. If it is cut down, it can grow again. It will keep sending out new branches.” Job 14:7

    “Don’t be surprised at this. A time is coming when all people who are dead and in their graves will hear his voice. Then they will come out of their graves.” John 5:28,29


  2. Leone ~ Thru your great children you have been a very special part of our lives for over 40 years. Good times & wonderful memories! You’ll be missed but never forgotten.
    Angel kisses & lots of love,
    Jerry & Cherri

  3. To the Family: I am so sorry for your loss. The death of a
    loved one is never an easy matter for any of us to cope with, but we do have
    the assurance of our Heavenly Father that he will comfort us in all our
    tribulations. (Psalms 55:22) Death was never a part of the Creator€™s purpose
    for mankind, so, he has furnished a guarantee by means of his Son, Christ Jesus,
    that we will see our loved ones again. (Acts 24:15; John 5:28)I pray that you
    may draw comfort from these words.

  4. Cheryl and Family—
    This was just beautiful!!! and moving!!! Loved seeing pictures of my “new” friend and her family’s journey!! Chad and Jeremy had a wonderful message–kudos to you Cheryl!!! Love and prayers to you all, Karen

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