Gaines, Marcia A longtime resident of Palos Verdes Estates, Marcia passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2002 at her home in Palos Verdes. She was 82. Marcia served in the Navy during World War II. A nursing home administrator, she served on the L.A. County Commission for Aging for over 20 years. She is survived by her daughter Ginger Gaines of New York Ciy. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, October 8, at 2:00 PM in the Pacific Crest Cemetery Chapel, 2701 W. 182nd Street in Redondo Beach. Entombment will follow at Pacific Crest.

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  1. I was acquainted with Marcia Gaines for only a brief time, but I came to admire her accomplishments and her endearing qualities. She loved big band music, and at a Mills Brothers tribute concert, she could sing along to every tune. She was proud of her electric boat which led the King Harbor holiday boat parade for many years, and generously donated rides on it as silent auction items. She gave back to the community the benefit of her nursing home administration experience by serving on the L.A. County Commission on Aging–rather than retire to a secluded life on “The Hill,” she went downtown while she was able. She appreciated her local police, firefighters and paramedics, and helped raise funds for a rescue boat. She spoke to me of her appreciation of people who had helped her in one way or another, like the Clarks, the Fortezas, former PVE mayor Joe Barnett, and my parents Sal & Melody Intagliata. And she was extremely proud of her daughter, Ginger. Marcia bore painful and activity-limiting infirmities, but expressed to me her spiritual belief that she was being watched over by a higher power. I am grateful to have known her.

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