Former Westchester resident David Stanley passed away after losing his battle with cancer. He was 51.
A lover of sportfishing and golfing, Stanley was a regular at Westchester Golf Course and Marina del Rey, where he often booked day trips on his favorite boat, the Spitfire.
Born in Santa Monica, Stanley graduated from Santa Monica High school and later attended Santa Monica College. A Jack of all trades, he started his career as a custom framer for Aaron Brothers and Taylor Custom Frame Co., his family said.
Over his 30-year career he worked for Playboy Feature Films, Golfsmith and was an interior designer for Sears Home Improvement and Expo Design Center.
Stanley had many interests including a love of the outdoors, gourmet cooking and magic. He was a child magician and performed at the popular Magic Castle, where he was also a lifelong member.
Friends say Stanley was a blessing to all who knew him and he will be missed by his many close friends and surviving family members.