We sadly announce the passing of our amazing mother, wife, daughter, sister, and friend Sheryl Ahwah. She was born on March 13, 1951 in Torrance, California and grew up in Hermosa Beach and lived in Rancho Palos Verdes over the last 20 years. She attended Mira Costs High School and graduated from SDSU with a degree in Comparative Literature. She worked at Toyota Motors Corporation in Torrance over the past 12 years. She loved and enjoyed life, especially traveling and spending time with her family and friends. Sheryl is survived by her husband, Gary, her daughters Ashley, Samantha and Cassandra. She is also survived by her father Larry Green, her mother Irene Green, her sister Sandy Evans, her brother Miles Green and her sister Rebecca Zamboni along with numerous nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by all. Services are Tuesday, December 15th at Rolling Hills Covenant Church at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Revlon Run/Walk.

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  1. May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead. Michael, Marijke & Axel

  2. Dear Gary and Girls, We loved your Mom and Wife, she was a great woman with much courage and a sharp intellect. I enjoyed her dry sense of humor and her contagious laugh. She will be greatly missed by many. Our prayers are with you as you mourn. God Bless you, Russ and Shannon and Family.

  3. Dear Ahwah and Green Family, We send you our love and prayers. I have wonderful images of Sheryl in my heart and mind over the years…her great smile and wonderful hair…I am deeply sorry for you great loss. Mo and Lloyd, Pearl and Max Herrera  

  4. No words can express the loss of beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. Her memory will never be extinguished from my heart and mind.

  5. Dear Ashley & Ahwah Family, Words can’t even express how saddened I am for your loss. I only met Sheryl a couple of times, but felt like I knew her very well thru all the amazing stories Ashley would share with me. I admire her strength and for being such a remarkable woman who raised 3 beautiful, intelligent, and strong young ladies. My prayers and love are with all of you. Love, Erica

  6. Ashley & Ahwah Family, I just wanted to express my deepest sympathy to all of you. Although I never knew your mom, I am inspired by her strength and courage in all that she went through. Take comfort in the fact that she is now rejoicing in Heaven. Much Love, Mugan

  7. We shared a room the entire years of growing up. Sheryl and I loved Christmas and on Christmas Eve we would be in our beds telling each other what we got for Christmas. I would say “I will tell you one present if you tell me one present”. It would be our yearly ritual. I will miss telling her all our secrets. She was always there for me – I will miss her so. I love you Sheryl.

  8. Joseph and I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and family during this difficult time. We will be making a donation to the Revlon Run/Walk on behalf of Sheryl Ahwah so that her work can continue. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Joseph Konoweicki and Diana Deneff at Moriah Partner LLC

  9. She experienced more joy and love from her family than most people would experience in a lifetime. She found deep friendships that most people wouldn’t find in a lifetime. She saw more of the world than most people would see in a lifetime. She even had more clothes, shoes and purses than most people would have in a lifetime. Sheryl experienced a fuller life at 58 than most people would experience at 108. Her passion for life was contagious to those around her, and I was lucky to be part of that. I will miss her so much.

  10. Gary – I was so very sorry to hear about the loss of your wife Sheryl. My deepest sympathy to you and your daughters. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

  11. Gary, We are so deeply saddened to hear about Sheryl. Please know that you and the girls are in our thougts and prayers. We were blessed to have known Sheryl. She will be truely missed. Love, The Persaud’s

  12. Gary, I”m very sorry to hear about your loss. My sincere condolences. If there’s anything I can do to be of help, please let me know. Joe

  13. I am so sorry about your loss, may God give you and your daughters strength during this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  14. Gary, I am so sorry to hear this sad news. May God be with you and your family during this difficult time. I am sure Sheryl is in heaven watching over you and your children. Best regards,.. Tina Abdollah

  15. My Dearest Friend Gary: I’m so deeply saddened by your loss. I feel that a part of me has been taken away. You have my sincerest sympathy to you and your loved ones during this very difficult time. Please do not hesitiate if I can be of any help in any way. Deepest regret, Simon Chamie

  16. On behalf of everyone at Dinsmore & Shohl who worked with Sheryl over the years, we will miss her terribly. She was a funny, smart, and sensitive person. We all are very sorry to the Ahwah family for their loss.

  17. Gary, I am so sorry for your loss. Please express my condolences to yours and Sheryl’s family. I am glad we could catch up while you were in Santa Monica. Brian and I will certainly see you in person on Tuesday to celebrate Sheryl’s life. Maureen

  18. I’m so sorry to hear of Sheryl’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this most difficult time. Regards, Lydia Nelson

  19. Gary and girls, In the quiet moments, When hurt is hard to bear… May love become your shelter and may the beauty of precious memories be your comfort. Our Deepest Sympathy Suzette, Pete and Emma

  20. Dear Ashley, Gary, Samantha and Cassandra, I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting Ashley at my neices wedding. What I saw in Ashley was a woman who loved life, who would seize the moment and who was always smiling. When Brian talks to me about Sheryl, I see that the apple does not fall far from the tree. Sheryl was a very special gift from God to all of you. Remember that she lives on in you beautiful girls, in your treasured memories, and always in your hearts. Many blessings to you. With so much love, Liz Feld

  21. My heart goes out to the Ahwah family for thier loss as Sheryl was a wonderful woman who I truly respected and admired. Sheryl’s incredible generosity, strength, intelligence and sense of humor are only a few of the many wonderful gifts she apparently instilled upon her 3 beautiful daughters, but for those of us who were fortunate enough to know her, she leaves many wonderful memories and a countless number of friends who will truly miss her.

  22. Sheryl was a wonderful warm and caring person, touched everyone she came in contact with. I have a few fond memories with her since we met in the 80’s and traveled to India in 2005. My husband and I admired and respected her a lot, and wish Gary and the girls patience and peace dealing with her loss.

  23. Dearest Ahwha family, Undoubtedly, we have lost an incredible human being, a devoted wife & mother, a loving daughter & sister, and a dear friend. Her courageous battle with her illness, her genuine love for life, and her compassionate personality not only have inspired everyone around her to strive to be a better person, but further encouraged us all to support a worthy cause. Ashley, Samantha and Cassandra €“ Your mom was such a great role model. We are confident that with the extraordinary qualities that she has instilled in you, you will be able to deal with this hardship rationally and live on happily with her memory. Gary – You have been an amazing husband, we commend you for staying by her side throughout her illness day and night. Sheryl will be loved and forever missed by all of us! Your friends, Marzi Daneshvar & Masih Hakimpour

  24. Gary, girls and family, it is so difficult to express my sympathy to you. You already know what a great lady your wife & mother was but as a friend she was truly special. I remember our spa weekends where your Aunt Sandy, Aunt Becky, Jeri and I would just sit and talk about everything. Sometimes it was so serious we’d all cry from sorrow and other times we’d cry from laughter. But always I remember Sheryl as open to almost everything and positive on her posture. She was our woman’s rights lady! I will remember her always and feel blessed to have known her for the few years that I did.

  25. Dear Gary, Ashley, Samantha, and Cassey, I really enjoyed the times Sheryl and I were together. She was always very supportive and so much fun. Thank you all for the great times and being Kathryn’s second family. I am praying that God’s loving arms will wrap around all of you and give you peace and strength. We love you. Patt

  26. I have no words to exress how much Sheryl is going to be missed. We have worked together for over ten years and during that time we have shared so many ups and downs. Sheryl will always hold a special place in my heart.

  27. Dear Gary, Ashley, Sam, and Cassie, I have known you guys my whole life. You’re just like my family. Sheryl was my second mom. She had a great sense of humor and an awesome sense of style. I remember as a toddlers, Cassie and I would always go through her jewelery box and play dress up and she would do our makeup. I knew that I could always go over to her and let my feelings out. When my mom and Sheryl alternated cooking dinner for each other, I never told my mom this, but my favorite was when Sheryl would order Thai food. She was a great friend and neighbor. I will always remember her as my second mommy.

  28. From our family to yours, we would like to send our condolences and love. Sheryl was a remarkable woman who gave so much of herself to her family and friends. She always seemed to live life to the fullest and made time for those around her. She will truly be missed.

  29. I know its a hard time for family and friends but we all have to thing about all the good time we all had with her, now she is a in peace, im sure she is a beatifull place she was a great person, we all havent to pray for her to be ain peace. we all love her God bless her

  30. My condolences to the family, be strong thing always about the good time we allhad together, always pictures the way she was, and always remenber she is and a good place surrond by angels.

  31. Dearest Cassie and Ahwah Family, Our Deepest condolences to your family on the passing of Sheryl. She was so pleasant to be around during the Nutcracker season. And Cassie, You danced so very beautifly this year. She is certainly smiling proudly and lovingly at you. Once again our deepest condolences. Dan and Marisa Thornburg

  32. To the family, friends, and co-workers of Mrs Sheryl Lynn Ahwah, my sincerest condolences for your loss and pain. I am priveleged to have had the pleasure to have known this vibrant woman who has now departed this earth. Be strong as she would have wanted. Confucius states, “It is after the coldest winter you know whether the pine and cedar will outlast the withering”. My prayers are with you Sheryl, along with your family and friends.

  33. To the Ahwah family; our deepest sympathies to you and the girls. May you find strength in your memories and love for one another.

  34. I will always remember Sheryl’s laugh. And she laughed a lot, it was a beautiful thing. I will miss Sheryl and think of her often. I am deeply saddened by her loss and I send my deepest condolences, all my love and strength to her husband, daughters, family and friends. Sheryl was an amazing woman and my memories of her will rest deep in my heart.

  35. I will always remember Sheryl’s laugh. And she laughed a lot, it was a beautiful thing. I will miss Sheryl and think of her often. I am deeply saddened by her loss and I send my deepest condolences, all my love and strength to her husband, daughters, family and friends. Sheryl was an amazing woman and my memories of her will rest deep in my heart.

  36. Gary :Sheryl will continue to live in our memories. We are here for you and the girls. Larry suggested that we meet up in CA soon. Sheryl taught us to live for each moment and travel light. We will miss her. Alicia, Stephanie, Debbie and KP

  37. Dear Gary & daughters, we were very shocked to receive the news of the death of Sheryl. May all the wonderful memories be some consolation to all you but the void in your life will always be difficult. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Our sincere condolences… Bhartee, Bernard & family.

  38. Sheryl, It has been almost 2 months since you left us. My heart grows heavier and heavier each day for I miss you terribly. I am trying to live my life the way you lived yours… it to the fullest and to just do it. I love you sis…..I do not understand why God wanted you so soon but he must have had a good reason. You are needed up in heaven to do good things. I love you so very much Sheryl and will never stop missing you. Your sister Rebecca

  39. I’ll miss you always my friend! Our lives will never be the same without your kindness, words of wisdom and just plain sisterhood. You were the glue that kept the Lemon Sisters together. We can’t seem to make it happen these days. Maybe you’ll step in one day and intercede and remind us of what life is really about….

  40. I miss you so very much Sheryl…..when will the pain and saddness go away. I love you so much my dear sister. You will always be in my heart

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