Stanley F. Pekar, a former resident of Pacific Palisades, passed away on March 18 in Honolulu, Hawaii, his home for the past several years, after a lengthy illness. He was 60 years old.
Born in Santa Monica on July 20, 1952, Stan was the eldest of three children, all raised in Pacific Palisades. He attended Corpus Christi School and Paul Revere Junior High, and graduated from Palisades High School in 1970.
An avid outdoorsman who truly enjoyed adventure, Stan’s favorite activities included surfing, riding his motorcycle and camping. In fact, he enjoyed being outside so much that it’s no surprise he went on to work in the construction industry. He enjoyed a successful career as a homebuilder and superintendent, which gave him the opportunity to apply his creative talents and keen eye for design.
Stan was also a gifted artist, and enjoyed creating handmade greeting cards almost as much as his family and friends loved receiving them.
In the early 1990s, Stan relocated from Redondo Beach to the island of Oahu, where he relished the warm tropical sunshine and the Aloha spirit for the remainder of his life.
He is survived by relatives that include his brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Donna Pekar of Pacific Palisades and two nephews, Chase and Spencer; a sister, Melissa, who resides in Lancaster; and two cousins, Elizabeth Mottl, who lives with her family in the Palisades, and Georgia MacInnis and family of Rancho Santa Fe.
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