Longtime Venice resident Graham Tattersall died suddenly of a heart attack Aug. 5, his family said. He was 75.
Tattersall was born on March 12, 1936 in Liverpool, England and came to the United States in 1957.
He married Eleanor Wiley in 1959 and they had three children, Stewart, Beth Ann and Jennifer. This marriage ended after 20 years.
In 1983 Tattersall married Claudia Ellis and the couple lived in Venice until Claudia’s death in 2009.
Tattersall is survived by his sister, Peggy Wooten of England; cousins Annette, Arthur, Joan, Jill, and Margaret; his son and daughter in law, Stewart and Elizabeth Tattersall; his daughter and son in law Jennifer and Geoff Titus; and granddaughter Colette Titus.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 at the First Lutheran Church of Venice, 815 Venice Blvd., Venice.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that remembrances be sent to The Bible Tabernacle, P.O. Box 389, Venice, CA 90294 to support their shelter programs.