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Obituaries


Edition: 12/5/2003

Death told of Edward Carroll, veteran Realtor

Edward Carroll died on Nov. 12, just three weeks before he was to celebrate his 90th birthday at the Wilshire Country Club.

A native of Chicago, Carroll served in the Coast Guard during World War II. He began his real estate career in 1946, and by 1952, his Home Beautiful Building Corp. provided construction, and commercial and residential property sales.

He purchased the original Hollywoodland office building at 2700 Beachwood Dr. and later opened the 554 N. Larchmont Blvd. office in 1957.

At the funeral service, some 200 family members and friends heard him described as a “Renaissance Man.” He was a musician, paramedic, tennis player and umpire, American Legion commander, teacher and linguist.

He is survived by his daughter Patricia Carroll.

Donations in his name may be made to St. Vincent Meals on Wheels, 2131 W. Third St., 90027 or Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Cardiac Center, 444 S. San Vicente Blvd., #901, 90048.

Death told of J. McMenamin

James Dennis McMenamin died at Shore Memorial Hospital in N. J. on October 24. The former Hancock Park resident was 76.

A graduate of Taylor Business School in Philadelphia, McMenamin served in the U. S. Navy during World War II as a signalman.

He was managing partner with Lybrand, Ross Brothers and Montgomery accounting firm (now Price Waterhouse Coopers Inc.).

McMenamin later became chairman and chief executive officer of Glacier Park Company.

He was bestowed the honor of Knight Commander of the Order of St. Gregory by Pope John Paul II, presented to him by CardinalTimothy Manning.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Cassie; daughters: Diane Bainbridge, Marcia Davis, Kathryn McMenamin-Torres, and Tara Beatie and sons James D. III and Patrick. He is survived by 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Services were held at St. Catherine’s Church in Temecula. Donations may be directed to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


Camilla Pillsbury dies at age 81

Park La Brea resident Camilla Pillsbury has died. She was 81.

A UCLA graduate, Pillsbury's business career spanned more than 40 years with Bullocks, where she served in various administrative positions, including personnel director at the time of her retirement.

After she retired, Pillsbury spent much of her time traveling. A highlight was a trip taken with her cousin along the route of the Oregon Trail in commemoration of its 150th anniversary. Her ancestors had crossed the Oregon Trail in 1852.

Pillsbury was also active in the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society and the Daughters of the American Revolution, of which she was historian of the Los Angeles Chapter for the past four years.

She is survived by her sister, Jean Pillsbury Pregaldin.


Pediatrician dedicated life to helping babies, children

Dr. Stephan van Adelsberg of Hancock Park, known for dedicating his career to babies and children, died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Nov. 5 after a long hospitalization due to a staph infection. He was 80.

Born in Indonesia of Dutch parents and educated in Europe and America, van Adelsberg practiced pediatrics in Los Angeles from 1952 to 1999, firstserving Japanese, Chinese and Indonesian babies.

He served as the clinical professor of pediatrics at USC Medical School, and was chief of pediatrics at California Hospital and at Queen of Angels-Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital. He served on the executive board at Childrens Hospital, was active in the Metropolitan Section of the Los Angeles Medical Association, and was a LACMA delegate to the California Medical Association.

He served as an officer of the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society for many years.

He is survived by his his wife of 54 years, Madge; his daughter, Dr. Janet van Adelsberg; his granddaughters Madeleine and Olivia; and his brother, Joost.