Flowers -Trutanich, Sylvia, Age 61, passed away March 13, 2012. Sylvia was born in Los Angeles, CA. Sylvia is survived by her husband Steven Trutanich; father Harry Nell; daughter Angelique; daughter Ariana; 5 grandchildren; and 3 sisters. The service will be held at First United Methodist Church in Redondo Beach, 243 S. Broadway, on Friday March 23rd at 10 am. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial in Rancho Palos Verdes. A reception will then be held at the church. Sylvia would like for donations to be made to either City of Hope or The Lupus Foundation.

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  1. Sylvia was the most loving and giving person I have ever met. She was always giving to others, even during times when she was ill herself. She constantly showed her love and appreciation for her friends. Many of us lost a hero with the passing of Sylvia. Her family is in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  2. Family, friends and community have lost a great & selfless person. My thoughts and prayers are with Sylvia’s family and friends.

  3. There are no words to express the loss of a cherished and loyal friend. Sylvia will truly be missed. However, we still have our beautiful memories, which will live forever. I will cherish our carefree days at Wilmington Jr. High School as we sang and danced to James Brown’s, “Night Train” during gym class. The last words I heard from her when she was at City of Hope were, “Goodbye Night Train!” God Bless you as you sleep with the angels my dear friend!

  4. I truly will miss You Sylvia may you rest in peace, and in future time we will see each other again god bless!!!!

  5. In a short 6 months, Sylvia became a most beloved friend to me as she had been to my mother for many years. She “fought the good fight” so long and so hard. We are forever grateful for her and Steve. Jim and Diane Babcock

  6. Sylvia was a wonderful character and beautiful person. I’m glad that I had the chance to meet her. My heart goes out to Steve and to Sylvia’s family for their loss.

  7. Cousin Steve, “My Heart goes out to you (and family) in your time of loss, I am so sorry! Please accept my deepest condolences, and do find comfort knowing Silvia is no longer in pain and is in a better place. If there is anything I can do to help you in your time of loss, please do not hesitate to let me know. I love you Cousin!”

  8. Sylvia’s spirit and joy for life live on in all that knew her. There wasn’t a tougher woman to ever walk this earth. As we are all crushed by her passing, we are grateful that her pain has ceased. Loving her always and thinking of Steve and all her family at this sorrowful time. Tons of love, Asia

  9. To my Sister Sylvia….Thank You for the memories, You are at home now with no pain . I will Love you forever and never forget you as each day goes by.Love your sister Patsy

  10. When I heard of Sylvia’s passing, I thought about all our conversations. We spoke about San Pedro, food, making Danish cookies and Rainbow girls. However, I never took time to ask her about her family. I wish I had because today I found out that her daughter, Angelique, was my son’s first child care director at Hickory in Torrance. What a small world! Angelique, I am very sorry about your mom and I wish we could have talked more.

  11. To Sylvia’s Family, It seems as if I’ve known Sylvia almost my whole life. She was the friendly out going neighbor around our block. I remember fondly the beautiful way she would decorate her home inside and out for every holiday. All the wonderful craft shows we did together in her home. Her most delicious fruit cake she would make (and I don’t usually like fruit cake.) We’d travel from craft show to craft show together. She was one amazing LADY with all her hardships she rarely complained. Years went by and after she moved away I would see her smiling face at our farmers markets and street fairs. I know she loved the LORD and I find comfort in that and that she is no longer suffering. Thank you for all the memories dear friend. I will miss you. Your family is in my prayers. Love, Rita Hobbs and the Fierro family

  12. Sylvia was a beautiful person and will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers our with her family. May you rest in peace.

  13. Angelique and Ariana, Zapheria and I extend our heartfelt sympathy to you and Steven. We have fond memories of you and your Mother from Rainbow. We remember that she was lovely and very artistically talented. May God bless you all and keep you in his care. Ann Nomicos and Zapheria N. Adamson

  14. I met Sylvia at Las Hermanas at the Torrance YMCA. She became a good friend. She and I shared tea with her granddaughter at Mishi’s in San Pedro and she and Steve were able to come this past July 4 to my neighborhood’s 44th annual block party. She was so happy to be there and, as usual, she brought her great dishes to share with everyone. Las Hermanas will go to tea on May 5 at Bristal Farms in Manhattan Beach and there will be a place for her. Until we meet again and share a cup of tea.

  15. Steve, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss and our prayers are with you. Sylvia was a very good friend. In the early years we visited quite often at her home. She always was involved with her crafts and cooking. Through the years we kept in touch through phone chats and Frank and I seeing her at craft shows. I was happy that Frank and I got to visit her at the hospital and had great conversations reminiscing about the times. I truly believe she was going to be with us a little longer. She was always positive and continued to look forward to a new day. I will miss you dearly, Sylvia. Steve, she was fortunate to have you by her side.

  16. Steve, Very sorry to hear about you lost. Sylvia was always nice and friendly every time we meet. Please do not be a stranger. Your friend Joe

  17. Dearest Steve, We are so very sorry that our precious Sylvia did not win her battle. She fought long and hard and we are deeply saddened by her passing. She was such a precious woman and we will always remember her kind and generous soul. I first met her at the Farmers Market years ago. She was selling jewelry and had this beautiful radiant smile that would melt an iceberg. I will never forget that day.Out of all of the vendors, she was the one that made me want to return. Then I met the two of you at The Corner Store and was so touched by the story of your lives. A devoted couple full of love and laughter! The last time that we saw Sylvia she looked tired but happy to be out in public. She was such a people person and didn’t want to miss our Miracle on 37th St. event. Even though she was so sick and weak, she came and even brought a dish! What an incredible woman! She was so selfless and kind to others. Thoughtful and generous. We will miss her so very much. Steve, please know that we are here for you WHENEVER you need us for WHATEVER you need. Our hearts go out to you and your family at this difficult time. Love, Peggy and Bruce The Corner Store

  18. Dear Steve – Your love affair and marriage with Sylvia was beautiful and inspiring. Angelique and Ariana – you have become mothers yourself, the cycle is complete. My condolences to you all. In loving remembrance, Patricia Sweet

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