October 30, 1930 ~ June 7, 2021

Born in: Passaic, New Jersey
Resided in: Rancho Palos Verdes, Califonria

Lorraine Dyda was born in Passaic New Jersey. Her family includes her husband, Ken, and our 2 children, daughter Beverly and son Bruce. Our extended family includes Bruce’s wife Debra and two granddaughters: Megan, Melinda Turner and husband Kelly Turner.

Lorraine and I were high school sweethearts starting in 1946. We were married on June 8, 1952 and moved to California. She was a very skilled stenographer. Prior coming to California she was private secretary to the Vice President of Personnel of the Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co. After coming to California, she began immediately working at North American Aviation as a private secretary for the Vice President of Field Service.

We moved to the Palos Verdes Peninsula on September 3, 1961. Lorraine became involved, almost immediately, in the community. She was a member of the Peninsula Woman’s Club. Each year for each member she would make a needlepoint Christmas ornament. She also was a member of St. John Fisher’s Prayer Group and Guild 3.

Her joy was making over 100 blankets for the children of unwed mothers as well as children with a very serious illness. She also made an occasional lap robe or scarf for friends. However, her most demanding task was to put up with my extracurricular activities.

Lorraine’s Memorial Service will be held on Saturday July 31, 2021 at 11am at St. John Fisher Catholic Church in Rancho Palos Verdes.


Service: July 31, 2021 11:00 am

St. John Fisher Catholic Church
5448 Crest Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90274

(310) 377-5571

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  1. So sorry to hear of Lorraine’s passing. I always truly enjoyed her company, as well as Ken’s. Hugs and prayers to Ken and the Dyda family!

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