As many of you have already heard, on Wednesday morning, shortly before the sun rose, Bill Rosendahl peacefully passed away. The outpouring of support since Bill’s passing has been amazing and I sincerely thank each person who has expressed condolences, shared memories and offered tributes. I am writing you today to invite you to two upcoming celebrations of Bill’s inspiring life.
There will be two memorial services for Bill — a formal Catholic Mass at St. Monica’s Church in Santa Monica, and a lively, Rosendahl-style community “Celebration of Life” at Mar Vista Park. You are welcome to attend either or both events. Please find details below.
10 a.m. Tuesday, April 5
St. Monica Catholic Church
725 California Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403
GREAT GREAT GREAT: A Celebration of Life
2 p.m. Saturday, April 16
Mar Vista Park
11430 Woodbine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90066
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s memory can be made to any of his favorite organizations helping the homeless; Safe Place for Youth; New Directions for Veterans; and the Jeff Griffith Youth Center at the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center. Please click on any of the organizations in the previous sentence to be directed to a website where you can donate in Bill’s honor.
If you haven’t yet, please read Bill’s obituary and watch a tribute video at www.11thdistrict.com/remembering_bill
We will all miss Bill’s beaming smile and booming voice, but there has not been a single person I’ve spoken with in the past few days who is not a better, happier or more fulfilled because of how Bill touched their lives. I hope you can join us to celebrate Bill and all of the ways he made our world a better place.