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LATIMES.COM TUESDAY,APRIL26,2011 AA5 PhilipE.PolkofLagunaBeach,California, diedsuddenlyathomeonMarch28,2011. PhilipwasborntoEvaMayandWinthropByrl PolkinLongBeach,California,onSeptember 8,1937.Philip’sfatherwasaCaptaininthe NavyduringWorldWarII,andPhilipgrewup onnavalbasesinGuamandinCaliforniaand Hawaii.PhilipandhisfamilylivedinPearl City,OahuwhenPearlHarborwasbombed. Philip’sfatherwastherecipientoftwosilver starsforbattlesintheSouthPacific. PhilipgraduatedfromSanDiegoState Collegein1960,theyearheandKathleen Davisweremarried.Hethenenteredthe UniversityofSouthernCaliforniaSchoolofLaw.Philipgraduatedandpassed thebarin1963.HeremainedamemberoftheCaliforniaStateBaruntilhis death.HewasapastmemberoftheCaliforniaTrialLawyersAssociation, theAmericanSocietyofHospitalAttorneysandRotaryInternational.Philip beganhislawpracticeinDanaPoint,California,wherehewasthefirstlegal advisortotheIncorporationCommitteefrom1966-1970.DanaPointfinally becameacityin1989aftermanyattemptstoincorporate.Philipservedas DanaPointChamberofCommerceVicePresidentin1966andPresidentin 1967.HebecameattorneyfortheSouthCoastCommunityHospitalinLaguna BeachwhenCliffordTinsmonretiredandheldthispositionuntil1980. PhilipleaveshiswifeKathleenN.Davis,M.D.,hissonsPhilipAndrew andCyrusWilliamPolk,andhisbelovedSpringerSpaniel‘Spot’.Philipwasa lovinghusband,devotedfatherandabrilliantattorney.Heisgreatlymissed. Privatefamilyserviceswereheld. PhilipEdwardPolk September8,1937-March28,2011 Shareamemory Tosignaguestbook pleasegoto DOVERSOLA, Gordon Alacazar December 1, 1934 - April 19, 2011 Shihan passed away after a long battle over complications from a stroke and Diabetes. He is survived by daughters Czarina and Tahini. He was the founder and creator of the Okinawa-te Karate Organization. He was a giant in the Martial Arts world, and a pioneer in bringing the art to America. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. He was one of the first to open a Dojo in Los Angeles, his Art considered the forerunner of modern Karate. He was a technical advisor for movies and television and acted as well. Trainer of Jim Kelly, Joe Lewis, and many Martial Artists. Bodyguard and trainer for Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Ann Francis and many celebrities. Funeral services on Wednesday 4/27/11, 11:00am at Turner & Stevens Mortuary, 200 East Duarte Rd., Monrovia, CA 91016. DOTEMOTO,George Age94,passedawayonApril 19,2011.Belovedhusbandof Eiko;fatherofSharon(Joe) WinshipandRandy(Elaine) Dotemoto;grandfatherof MarissaandBrentonWinship, andPhilipandJackieDotemoto; brotherofDr.AliceTokuyama andEvelyn(Utaka)Ibata.He isalsosurvivedbynieces, nephewsandotherrelatives. Gravesidememorialservice washeldonSaturday,April23 atGreenHillsMemorialParkin RanchoPalosVerdes. (213)626-0441 DAVIS,Suzanne MountSinaiMemorialParks andMortuaries-Hollywood Hills800-600-0076 CHAPMAN, Roselynne Sheridan June 16, 1943 - April 20, 011 Quietly passed with family by her side. She was predeceased by son Charles in 1999 and survived by her husband and best friend Charles, daughters Tammi, Cherise, Cathryn and Christy; was Nana to 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She was lovingly cared for by Charles, Cathryn and Jesus. Memorial services TBA. Grief is the p rice y ou p a y for love. CANRIGHT, Olive M. April 20, 1913 - April 18, 2011 Olive M. Canright died peacefully on April 18, 2011, two days shy of her 98th birthday. A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, located at 1254 19th St. in Santa Monica. Contributions may be made in her name to the Church, or to Loma Linda Universit y . BELL,Stanley PassedawayApril23,2011. Lovinggrandfatherandfriend. Serviceswillbeheld10:00 a.m.Wednesday,April27,2011 at HillsideMemorialPark (800)576-1994. Toplaceanobituaryad pleasegoonlineto: GREENHILLSMEMORIALPARK 1plotinStarlightTerrace $6,000(323)292-4867pp FORESTLAWNHOLLYWOODHILLS 2plotsinTributesection. $6,000/both(818)416-9021pp 4Plots,WestwoodMemorial Park,WestL.A.SectionD, $119,000for2;$225,000/all (303)772-6975pp CemeteryLots/Crypts HERNANDEZ, Ernesto “Ernie” 3/25/29 - 4/21/11 Born in El Monte, CA to the late Desiderio & Maria Hernandez. Early years were filled with school, baseball & community activism. Married his high-school sweetheart, Angelina Maria Zamora in 1949 & was blessed with 3 beautiful children Ernest, Jr., Anna Maria (Valenzuela) & Gwendolyn Therese (Rodela). In 1947 joined & became a lifetime member of the Carpenters Union, Local 630. In retirement was active at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. A member of the Knights of Columbus & St. Thomas Aquinas Guadalupanos Society. Awarded the Benemerenti Medal. Survived by his wife, 4 brothers, 1 sister, all of his children, his 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. A Vigil will be held Tuesday, April 26th at 7 PM with a reception to follow at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1501 S. Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park A Funeral Mass will be on Wednesday at 10 AM St. Thomas A q uinas Catholic Church. HALL,HerbertMichael ServiceApril27,2011,9:30a.m., at ArmstrongFamilyMortuary. GURSTEIN,Ellen BelovedwifeofHarold;loving motherofLinda,Debra,Pam andBarry;Adoringgrandmother ofAndrew,Timothy,Laura,Jo- seph,CarolynandPaige;Devot- edsisterofMitchSigman. "Youwillalwaysbethewind beneathourwings." Donationsmaybemadeto theAlzheimer'sAssociation. ServiceswillbeTuesday,April 26,2011at12noon,TaNaCH Chapel, MountSinaiMemorial ParksandMortuaries-Holly- woodHills800-600-0076. GRUETTNER,KarenLee Dec.16,1943-April19,2011 Along-timeresidentofPasa- dena,KarenwasbornonDec. 16,1943inKansasCity,MO, andpassedawayonTuesday, April19,surroundedbyfamily, afteralongstrugglewith breastcancer. KarengraduatedfromPasa- denaHighSchool,Pasadena CityCollegeandUSC,where shewasamemberofKappa AlphaThetaSorority.Shewas adentalhygienistfor25years andaninstructorindental hygieneatPCCfor18years. Shewasapastmemberofthe JuniorLeagueofPasadenaand heavilyinvolvedinherchil- dren'sactivities. Sheissurvivedbyherhus- bandof45years,JamesA.; daughtersAllisonStuart(Mi- chael)ofPasadena,andMonica Hickey(Robert)ofSanDiego; sonJamesH.ofSanFrancisco; hermotherGeraldineChandler ofAnaheimHills;herbrother DougChandler(Janet)ofAna- heimHills;andthree grandchildren,Natalieand ConorHickeyandCarolineStu- art. Amemorialservicewillbe heldonFriday,April29,11:00 am,atAllSaintsChurchin Pasadena,132N.EuclidAve. Inlieuofflowers,thefamily requestsdonationstotheUSC NorrisComprehensiveCancer Centerat1441EastlakeAve., Ste.8302,LosAngeles,CA 90033. Cabot&Sons,Pasadena Honoralife Raymond M. Martin Sr. 4-26-1911 - 4-5-2003 Our Big Moose HAPPY 100th! Love Forever, Your Moose Clan InMemoriam MAYEMURA,MarkMasaru (51),passedawaysuddenly onApril20th.Heissurvived byhisbelovedfather,Katsumi; mother,Ryoko;sister,Arleen; brothers,Paul(Amy)andBri- an;nieces,MiwaMayemura, KarieandJunieMorikawa; nephews,ChaseandRandy Morikawa;aunts,Miya MayemuraandAiko(Eizo) Yasuda;uncle,Yoshio (Sachiko)Koya;alsobymany otheraunts,uncles,andother relativeshereandinJapan.He willbemissedbyall. Funeralserviceswillbeheld onFriday,April29th, HompaHongwanjiBuddhist Temple,815E.1stSt.,Los Angeles.Publicvisitationwillbe heldonThursday,April28th, 6p.m.-8p.m.,atFukuiMortuary Chapel,707E.TempleSt.,Los Angeles. (213)626-0441 LESON II, Joseph Louis October 1, 1951 - April 19, 2011 59, of Long Beach, most loving brother, uncle, nephew and cousin is survived by his sister Diane Philips (Donald), aunt Kathryn Bertussi, nieces Debra Hoffmann (Greg), Christen Cohee (Shawn), great-nephews Christopher Hoffmann and Dakota Philips, great-niece Erin Hoffmann, cousins Michael Wootten (Misty), Kyle and Kendall Wootten. In all our lives, there will never be another to give us such boundless unconditional love. Precious Joe, our wise teacher, you are missed beyond measure. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City at 9:30am on Wed. April 27. HORNER, Donald X June 20, 1923 - April 21, 2011 Donald Horner was born in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in Queen’s Village, living there until he joined the Army during WWII. He served honorably in the Corps of Engineers, helping to prepare maps for the invasion of Normandy in June, 1944. After the war, he attended St. John’s University, graduating with a degree in Business Administration. He worked for the US Steel Corporation for many years, moving to the west coast in the early 1960’s. In 1968, he married for the second time. He returned to college at CSUN where he earned a degree in English. He also obtained his teaching credential, fulfilling a lifetime dream. He was a successful English and drama teacher for the LAUSD, teaching at Pacoima Junior High and Kennedy High School. After several years, he was forced to retire due to poor health. He is survived by his loving wife, M.J., and he is fondly remembered by friends, neighbors, in-laws, and numerous nephews and nieces. Bravo, for a life well lived. Services will be held at Oakmont Memorial Park on Thursday, April 28, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please send a small donation in memory of Donald to one of the following places: Bayside High School: ( 3224 Corporal Kennedy St., Bayside, NY 11361-1061); or St. John’s University: (8000 Utopia Parkwa y , Q ueens, NY 11439 ) . Total$625 Total$665FreeLiterature LosAngeles #FD380 1-800-286-6789 ROLLER,LeoL. CherishedhusbandofBe- atricewhopredeceasedhim. LovingfatherofSteven(Lynn) Roller,andSharon(Paul Taffolla)Caldwell,andbrother ofAlRoller.Beloved grandfatherofNathan,Jennie (Marcus),Candice,andJoshua, greatgrandfatherofJazob, Issac,andIsabelle.Wewilllove andcherishyouforever. Serviceswillbeheldat10 am,WednesdayApril27,2011, MountSinaiMemorialParks andMortuaries-Hollywood Hills(800)600-0076. ROBIN, Louis Charles October 29, 1957 - April 20, 2011 Louis Charles Robin passed away April 20, 2011. Louis was born October 29, 1957 and was raised in Santa Monica, Ca. He attended Santa Monica public schools serving as president of his sophomore and senior classes. Family life that included his parents, three siblings grandparents, and extended family were the inspiration for his love of family life. He was an active athlete and scholar during his high school years, and was known for his gentle manner and wry sense of humor. He became interested in finance and economics as a teen and pursued these interests while attending Claremont Men’s College and UCLA. Louis had a distinguished 20-year career in the financial services industry and served as a Vice President of Investments at Shearson Lehman Brothers, EF Hutton, and Dean Witter Reynolds before forming his independent firm, Daat Financial Services in Westlake Village . A student of the financial markets and a dedicated researcher, Louis developed a keen insight into the factors and influences of market movements. He prided himself in his commitment to integrity and service in all his business dealings. Married to Lisa Trachtenberg in 1989 they settled in Agoura Hills, Ca.. Though commited to business life, his family and spiritually community were of primary importance and source of great joy. Louis along with Lisa and their four children, enjoyed a life filled with music, art, and religious study. Shabbat dinners always included family and friends, and their home was a gathering place for the young people of the community. Along with giving daily priority to his faith he was committed to involvement in charitable endeavors, and acted as an advisor to his many friends and family. He was a leader in the Chabad of the Conejo Congregation, and a Board member of the Conejo Jewish Day School. He is survived by beloved wife Lisa, children Joshua, 20; Hannah, 18; Rebecca, 13; and Rachel, 12; mother, Brett Bertha Robin, father Alan Martin Robin , siblings and their spouses Kenneth Robin , Renee Robin and Scott McCreary, Michelle Robin and George Pepper and nieces Melissa and Danielle Robin, and nephews Aaron and Miles McCreary. He also is survived by his in-laws, Harry and Marilyn Trachtenberg, brother and sisters-in-law Michelle, Larry , and Bonnie. He was laid to rest at Mount Sinai Simi Valley on April 21st. To honor his final wishes, donations in his name can be made to The Conejo Jewish Day School (http://www. and The Friendship Circle (http://www. <http:/ /> ), a non denominational program for children with special needs. Shiva calls starting Tuesday can be made at the family home. A Memorial Service for Louis will be held May 22,2011 at 10:30 at Chabad of the Conejo. PORTUGAL,Abe HillsideMortuary800-576-1994 OSTROW,Herman July22,1922-April23,2011 HermanwasborninLos Angeles,Californiaandprac- ticeddentistryfor17years beforechangingcareersto becomeasuccessfulreales- tatebusinessmanandphilan- thropistlaterinlifewith donationstoseveral charitableorganizationsthat weredeartohim. Hermanissurvivedbyhis fianceeGloria,sisterAdeline, daughterJeanetteandson Dennis,grandsonAdamand twogreatgrandchildren.He willbegreatlymissedbyall whoknewandlovedhim. NARASAKI,BrentShozo (40)passedawayonApril 18,2011inFullerton.Heis survivedbyhismother,Ju- dithKeiko(Ed)Nakanishi; aunt,Toni(Dr.Suyenori) Yamada;uncles,BenandMi- chaelMiyamoto;EdNakanishi family,Tracy(Keith)Akiyama andtheirtwochildren,and Dean(Daisy)Nakanishi;also survivedbymanyotherrel- atives. Amemorialservicewillbe heldat11:00A.M.onSatur- day,April30,2011atMid- CitiesBaptistChurch,14391 NewlandSt.Westminster. (213)749-1449www. Toplaceanobituaryad pleasegoonlineto: WILKINS, Harold Edward July 24, 1923 - April 23, 2011 Harold E. Wilkins, MD practiced cardiology in Downey for 34 years. He was assistant professor of medicine at USC and past president of Rancho Los Amigos attending staff. He was born in Presque Isle, Maine; graduated from Randolph Macon College, and the Medical College of Virginia. He retired as a major after serving three years in the Air Force. Governor Reagan appointed him to California’s Board of Medicine, where he served as President. He was then elected President of the U.S. Federation of State Boards of Medical Examiners. He leaves his wife of 62 years Eileen, 4 children: Belinda (Tepper), Geoffrey, Martha, Derek; 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Memorial service will be held at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier at 1 PM Wednesda y A p ril 27th. TURK, Elaine Levy March 31, 1930 - April 23, 2011 Beloved wife (61-years) of Art Turk; mother of Susan Turk, Mitch Turk and Stacey (Ben) Rutstein; Grandmother of Leah (Scott) Goldberg. Allison Moss, Jessica Turk and Jillian Rutstein. Services Wednesday. April 27 at 12:00 noon, Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills. TSUJI,Tami (82)passedawayonApril 21,2011inWhitter.Shei s survivedbyherchildren,Maya (Norman)Sugano,Denise(Joseph)Levy,Curtis(Annett e Miyamoto)Tsuji;RandSugano; Fatherofthechildren,Tom Tsuji,andAuntJaneNomura; alsosurvivedbymanynieces, nephewsandotherrelatives. Afuneralservicewillbeheld onFriday,April29,2011a t 10:30AMatSenshinBuddhis t Temple,1311W.37thSt.,LA. Thefamilyrequeststhatflow- ersbeomitted. (213)749-1449www. TAGAWA, Jack Kusuo May 16, 1917 - February 23, 2011 Jack Tagawa, Los Angeles based engineer has died. He was 93. Jack served as Staff Sargent 2nd Battalion Headquarters of the 442nd “Go For Broke” Regimental Combat Team during World War II. Jack was born May 16, 1917 in Castroville, California. His parents were Niichiro Tagawa and Eki Motosaki of Fukuoka-ken. He was married to Haru Nancy Nomura of Los Angeles who predeceased him by 22 years. He is survived by sister Violet Tagawa, son Rick Tagawa, daughter Michiko Tagawa of Los Angeles, granddaughter Dawn Morgan Tagawa and great grandson Spencer Henley of Asheboro, North Carolina. A memorial service will be held at West Los Angeles United Methodist Church, 1913 Purdue Ave., Los Angeles on Saturday, May 14 at 11 a.m. Jack will be interred at the Arlington National Cemetery Washington D.C. at a time to coincide with the 442nd/100th and MIS Congressional Gold Medal award ceremony. SZTO(SOOHOO),Gayle Belovedwife,motherand lovinggrandmother;survived byhusbandLawrence,children: Jeff,Jennifer(Tang),Ron,Ken, Joanne(Lew),Leo,Martinand Marvinand16grandchildren. ViewingApril28,5:30-8pm. ServicesatRoseHillsWhittier, Fri.April29,3p.m.,SkyRos e Chapel. STRAUSS,Lothar BelovedhusbandofLaura. Predeceasedbyhisfirstwife, Lilian.CherishedfatherofStev e (HarrietRolnick)andJames. AdoringgrandfatherofBen- jaminStrauss,andAaron,Ally, Nicole,Lindsay,andAlyssa Trachtenberg.Willbegreatl y missedbyhiscaregivers,Veria andRosa.AbraveHolocaus t survivorofTheresienstadt, Auschwitz/BirkenauandDa- chau. Serviceswillbeheldat1 2 pm,WednesdayApril27,2011, MountSinaiMemorialPark s andMortuaries-Hollywood Hills(800)600-0076. Inlieuofflowers,donation s canbemadetoSimon WeisenthalCenter,ortheChar- ityofyourchoice. SAFIAN,LorettaLynne Dec.27,1959-April23,2011 LorettaLynneSafian,51,wa s borninLosAngeles,California onDecember27,1959and enteredeternalrestonApril 23,2011inIndio,California. Lorettaissurvivedbyher lovingparentsHenryand GavinaSafianofMontebello; brother,Greg(Arrie)Safiano f Whittier;nephewJakeSafiano f Whittier. Visitationwillbeheldon Wednesday,April27,2011from 5-9:00p.m.atRisherMortuar y Chapel. Funeralservicewillbeheld onThursday,April28,2011a t 11:00a.m.atHolyCrossArme- nianApostolicCathedral,90 0 W.LincolnAve.,Montebello,C A 90640.Intermentwillfollowa t RoseHillsMemorialParkin Whittier. Inlieuofflowers,donation s maybemadetoHolyCros s ApostolicCathedralinher memory. Funeralunderthedirectionof RisherMontebelloMortuary 323-728-1261 OBITUARIES family since it opened in 1958, the restaurant is probably the best preserved example of Davis’ work, Newlove said. “He would do things that other architects would not think of doing, which is the hallmark of a fine architect,” Newlove said. Other Davis designs include prototypes for local Denny’s and Bob’s Big Boy restaurants, blueprints that were exported across the country. “They brought modern architecture to the daily life of the average Angeleno,” said Alan Hess, who wrote the 2004 book “Googie Re- dux.” “There’s a great deal of interest and affection for their buildings,” Hess said. “The work of Armet and Davis is as significant to Southern California as Richard Neutra or Rudolph Schindler.” Other examples include what became Johnie’s, a diner at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue with a roof line that folded downward; and the Wich Stand on Slauson Avenue near Inglewood with a tilting blue roof and needle-like spire. “They didn’t invent Goo- gie style, but they defined it and refined it,” said Chris Nichols, a former chairman of the Los Angeles Conservancy modern committee. “If you are trying to cover the 1950s in shorthand, you will always include their ’50s- swoop masterpieces.... They are like science fiction.” Although Davis had a major role in popularizing what became known as Coffee Shop Modern, he was pragmatic about the lasting value of the more than 4,000 coffee shops his firm designed. “I can’t see why they’d try to preserve any of them,” he told The Times in 1986. “We would have liked to have made them more aesthetic, but we were just designing them to sell hamburgers.” Born in 1917 in Washington state, Davis was working summers at a fishing cannery when he decided tode- sign a better facility while attending USC as an architecture student. His concept was later built, TheTimes reported in 1964. In the 1940s, he designed installations for the military and did similar work as a civilian for the Navy. A1942 graduate of USC, Davis expected to pursue industrial architecture with Armet but instead rode the crest of the postwar building boom, designing structures that included churches, banks, bowling alleys, country clubs and nurseries. Armet died in his late 60s in 1981. “This end of the country was open to ideas,” Davis said in “Googie Redux.” Widowed in the 1970s after being married for more than 30 years, Davis married his second wife, Luana, in 1976. The couple split their time between homes in Gig Harbor, Wash., and Woodland Hills. In his early 80s, Davis retired but continued to run marathons until a couple of years ago. “He was very spritely and always athletic,” Nichols said. “He always had a grin and a little wink.” In addition to his wife, Luana, Davis is survived by a daughter, Karen of Oregon; three sons, Dan, Mark and Wyatt, all of the Los Angeles area; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Lawrence K. Ho Los Angeles Times NEON PANTHEON Pann’s, which opened in 1958 in Westchester, may be the best preserved of Davis’ designs. ELDON DAVIS, 1917-2011 Designer made ‘Googie’ famous [ Davis, from AA1] J oe Perry, a Hall of Fame fullback with the San Francisco 49ers who became the first player to rush for 1,000 yards inback-to-back seasons, has died. He was 84. Perry, nicknamed “the Jet” because of his speed, died Monday in Tempe, Ariz.,of complications from dementia, said his wife, Donna. She said Perry had been suffering from dementia for about 10 years and that it was related to his football career. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Famein 1969 after a 16-season career, 14 with the 49ers and two with the Baltimore Colts. The 49ers were part of the All-America Football Conference in his first two seasons, joining the National Football League in 1950. He was the 49ers’ first black player, joining the team in 1948 —the yearafter the Brooklyn Dodgers’ Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier. “It was tough,” Perry told Football Digest in 2003. “It was harder for me [than it was for Robinson] because in football, there’s so much physical contact. I had to be on guard at all times for something.” Athree-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time All- Pro, Perry is San Francisco’s all-time leader in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns. Eight timeshe led the 49ers in rushing, including seven consecutive seasons from 1949 to1955. Perry finished with 9,723 yards rushing on 1,929 carries, with 71touchdowns. He also had 2,021yards receiving on 260 catches, with 12 touchdowns. He broke the NFL record for most career yards rushing, a total later topped by Jim Brown. He was a member of the “Million Dollar Backfield” featuring four future Hall of Famers:Perry, Hugh McElhenny, John Henry Johnson and Y.A. Tittle. A 6-foot, 200- pound fullback, Perry became the first player with consecutive 1,000-yard seasons in 1953 and ’54. Fletcher Joe Perry was born Jan. 22, 1927, in Stephens, Ark., andgrew up in Southern California. He graduated from Jordan High School in Los Angeles and played at Compton Col- lege. Perry enlisted in the Navy near the end of World War II and saw action in the Pacific, his wife said. While stationed in Alameda, he was discovered by 49ers tackle John Woudenberg playing running back for a team at the Naval Air Station. He was traded to Baltimore before the 1961season and played two years there, returning to San Francisco for his final season in 1963. In addition to his wife, Perry is survived by son Jon, who lives in Compton; daughters Joanne Frazier of Sacramento, Denise Simmons of Texas and Karen Perry of San Leandro; stepdaughter Gabrielle Vasseur of Mesa, Ariz.; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. JOE PERRY, 1927 - 2011 Hall of Fame fullback for 49ers ‘ THE JET’ Perry, known for his speed, was the first player to rush for 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons. times staff and wire reports LABroadsheet_04-26-2011_AA_5_AA5_LA_1_ CMYK T Set:04-25-201122:11

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