Patricia
Seibel, Patricia Diane a 30 year resident of Redondo Beach, passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2005 in Torrance. Born in San Francisco, California, Diane was 59 when she died. Diane was a member of St. James Catholic Church and enjoyed gourmet cooking, working as a flight attendant, traveling, music, player cards, crossword puzzles, reading books, traveling the wine country, researching her family roots, and entertaining friends with her husband Larry. She was a devoted mother and wife to her family. Diane taught her children the importance of extended family through the numerous trips taken together visiting family. Diane was a member of the American Association of Flight Attendants, and a member of the Redondo Beach Historical Society. She was passionate about family, friends, politics and her fellow flight attendants. She will be remembered forever for her wisdom, her wit, and her compassion for all. She will be greatly missed. She is survived by Husband, Lawrence Seibel of Redondo Beach, CA, Mother, Rosaline Markiewith of San Francisco, CA, Daughter, Danielle Seibel of Redondo Beach, CA, Daughter, Carly Seibel of Redondo Beach, CA, Son, Nick Seibel of Redondo Beach, CA, Son, Scott Seibel of Sonoma, CA, Daughter, Heidi Bonfigli of Novato, CA, Grandson, Chris Seibel of Sonoma, CA, Grandson, Jake Seibel of Sonoma, CA, Grandaughter, Ashley Seibel of Sonoma, CA, Grandson, Brett Bonfigli of Novato, CA, Grandaughter, Alyssa Bonfigli of Novato, CA, Sister & Brother in Law Betty & Owen Garrett of Torrance, CA, Sister Geraldine Moore of San Francisco, CA. Preceded in death by: Father, Joseph Markiewith. A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary on Thursday, September 22, 2005 from 4:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. with a vigil service at 7:00 P.M. The Service will be held at St. James Church on Friday, September 23, 2005 at 2:00 P.M. Inurnment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a memorial fund set up in Diane's honor and to help the family, at Commercial Capital Bank, 1765 South Elena Avenue, Redondo Beach, CA, 90277 Phone number (310) 944-9610. Account Number 141561406, Bank routing number 322270084.

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  1. Larry, Danielle, Carly and Nick, When we received the news of her mother’s death from Danielle, we were deeply saddened. To see the many people whose lives your Diane had touched in someway was evident at the Vigil. My memories of Diane were on the sporting fields (for many years) watching our girls play and passing time with stories or at church events. She could make even the dullest event bare able with her wit. The tributes to Diane were beautiful and as loving as she was. The love she had for you her family was always evident and reflected in your beautiful tribute to her. I pray that all of you in time will find a form of peace and with your memories of her; she will go on with you forever. For she is merely like a ship who has sailed off in the horizon away from our view and awaiting our arrival. All Our Love, Darlene & Alyssa

  2. Carly, Danielle, Larry & Nick I write this with the deepest of sympathy. I Love you guys wih all my heart, you are all in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to remain there. To my cousins, I pray for you and i am there for you, i miss you deeply and think of you always. GOD bless your family and may GOD give you the strength and courage to move forward. I Love you Auntie Diane and you will be with me always in mind and spirit, thank you for everything, you will be truly missed. May your beautiful Soul rest in peace. Love always, Jennifer Garrett

  3. Dear Larry and Family, It is so hard to believe that Diane is gone. She was such a vibrant presence at our 40 year reunion last year. Please know that many friends and former classmates share your grief. My thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow. Sincerely, Cathy

  4. Dear Larry, On behalf of the entire class of Star of the Sea, Class of ’64, I wish to send you the many thoughts and prayers of Diane’s classmates to your family. I am so glad that Diane was able to come up for the ’40th class reunion’ last year. We all have such fond memories of that occasion and sharing it with Diane was special.

  5. Larry & family: Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Whenever I think of Diane, it is with a smile——she was that kind of person that brought a smile into your life everyday. I am saddened because I will be in the LA area on Friday, but have a conflicting appt. at UCLA Med. Center. Please know my heart will be there with all of you.

  6. Dear Larry and Family, Diane and I went to Star H.S. She was smart, beautiful and kind. When I saw and talked to her at our 40th Reunion, she was still the same. I’m so sorry for you and your family-we will all miss her. She was special.

  7. Dear Larry & family, I am a former Star high classmate of Diane’s and was greatly saddend and surprised at her recent death. Last year at this time we celebrated our 40 year reunion and her last words to me were to secure a villa in Rome for all of us to spend our 60th birthday. I am so glad I was able to spend time with her catching up on the last several years since our last reunion. My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. Diane, you and your family are in my prayers. Diane will be greatly missed. I am happy she was in my life even for a short time. Fondly, Mariann Ferretti Star of the Sea Class of 1964

  8. Dearest Larry and family, From the first time we met at St James in the baby room, you have been a special family in our lives. Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers every day. God does not bring you to something unless he will see you through it. With all our love, Nancy and Jack

  9. To Diane’s Family, I am a classmate of Diane’s from Star ’64 and had a chance to visit with her at the reunion last year. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I did not know her family but can only imagine your pain at this time. I will keep you all in my prayers. Good bless you and comfort you in your sorrow. Fondly, Bobbi (Galvin) Munkner

  10. Hello Larry and Family, I am terribly sorry to hear of your loss. Words are inadequate to express my sadness and shock. I am so glad I was able to see Diane at our 40th reunion and hear how all of you were doing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Fondly, Mary Handlin Martinelli

  11. Dear Larry and family, I went to Star’64 with Diane and are very sad to hear about your loss. I don’t know you as a family but I know that she loves to all. Remember she will always be thinking of you as well as you keeping her in your heart and remembering the wonderful times your got to enjoy. I will have you in my prayers… Ginger (Mc Gowan) Herrera

  12. Dear Larry and Family, Diane and I met in Kindergarten, fifty-four years ago. I was always jealous of that beautiful hair. We remained friends throughout our years at Star (13 to be exact). It was so wonderful to see her at the reunion last year. We seemed to pick up as if no time had past whatsoever. I believe that is so very special that Larry and Diane are such soul-mates. I cannot imagine your sorrow at this time. God always provides the strength to overcome and I know that you and your children will honor Diane’s life by continuing on, knowing that she is watching over all of you. Being raised with a special relationship with Mother Mary, I am sure Diane is embraced in her loving care. My prayers are with you and the children. My best to all of you, including the entire Seibel Family. Your friend, neighbor and classmate, Susan Neil Smith

  13. Dear Larry and Family, We have never met, but I am another of Diane’s friends from the Class of ’64. We share with you the loss of a delightful, funny, beautiful and loyal friend. While I treasure my memories of our times at Star, the image of Diane I will always cherish is that of the vital, engaging woman we all enjoyed seeing once again last year. Still beautiful, still full of life: that’s our friend. With deep respect for you all, Mary

  14. Dear Larry and Family, I was so saddened to hear of Diane death. She was a beautiful lady. Although I have not seen Diane for many years, her beautiful smile always comes to mind whenever I hear her name. I pray that that the beauty and warmth of her smile that I know you treasure will fill your hearts with warmth in your time of grief. You are all in my prayers. Cathy Bain

  15. Dear Larry and family, It seems like I have always known Diane and I am finding it hard to believe she won’t be with us at the next Star reunion. I can hear her voice. She had a really great voice–strong, edgy, funny, kind. I’ll miss her. Sincerely, Judi Star Class of ’60 and ’64

  16. Dear Larry and family, I know there are no words that can ease your suffering now, but know that each of you, those who Diane loved the most, are in my heart and prayers. I,too went to Star and graduated with Diane. I attended our last reunion and remember Diane speaking of you with great affection. I will always remember her wry wit and sly smile, and I will miss her. Sincerely, Stella George Steimer

  17. Der Larry and Family, I am a member of the Class of 64 from Star and was so saddened to hear of your loss. I have such fond memories of Diane and of visiting with her at our reunion last year. She spoke so fondly of her family. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

  18. Dear family, there are no words to express the sorrow felt by my family and myself for your loss. Dee has been like a sister to me since high school and it felt like we lost a member of your own family that night. please know you have all our prayers thoughts and support. If there is anything we can do to help you in this time of need just ask. Deepest Sorrow, Michael Conrey and the Conrey family

  19. To Seibel Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know that there are no words to be said that can take away the pain you feel, but know that there are people that are praying for you. Danielle I am so sorry, I wish I could do or say something that could help. If you ever need me please do not hesitate to ask.

  20. Danielle, Carly, Nick & Larry, My love, thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am blessed to have a lifetime of memories of Diane that I will cherish forever. I will always hear her laugh and see her smile. Know that we are here for you if you need anything, that we love you and keep you all in our thoughts every day. Love, Dawn, Phil, Travis & Brianna.

  21. Dear Larry, Since we were all in 2nd Grade at Star of the Sea and Diane was one of my best friends, I remember well how in love she was with you! Unable to attend last year’s 40th High School Reunion, I shook my head in amazement when I read in the Reunion Book that you two had married after high school! The love you shared is evidenced by the beautiful family you produced. No one could ask for a fuller life than Diane had in just 59 short years. May God give you the grace to carry-on. Sincerely, Lois Caruso Berzman

  22. Mommie, I will always love you forever. I will never forget your passion for life and every word you said to me. I know you will guide me through the rest of me life here on earth. Until we meet again. I love you forever I’ll like you for always , as long as I’m living my mommie you’ll be. yours, Danielle Rose

  23. Larry and Family: Please know that we are thinking of all of you. We feel such sorrow for you in your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathies and know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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