Robert M. “Mike” LeRossignol, a lifelong resident of the Venice and Marina del Rey area and longtime airport operations employee at Los Angeles International Airport, has died. He was 64.

LeRossignol passed away January 1st at the home of his brother, Pat LeRossignol, in Escondido after several years of battling prostate cancer and its complications, his family said. Pat LeRossignol, his wife Janet, and Todd Jezek, a childhood friend, were at Robert’s bedside at the time of his passing.

LeRossignol was born in Santa Monica and was a lifelong resident of the local area, attending Short Avenue and Beethoven Elementary Schools, Mark Twain Middle School, and Venice High School, from which he graduated in 1962.

He served four years in the U.S. Air Force as a Chinese translator after being trained at the Air Force language school at Yale University.

After his military service, LeRossignol worked in international airport operations at LAX for over 25 years before spending the last several years working in and around the construction business, most recently with Minardos Construction and Associates.

Friends said he will be sorely missed but lovingly remembered by all whom he met and worked with.

LeRossignol was preceded in death by his mother, Velma Blackwood LeRossignol in 2001. He is survived by his father, Bob, of Mar Vista; his brother Pat and wife Janet and their two sons; a daughter-in-law and two granddaughters; his sister, Ginny LeRossignol Blades, her husband Harry and two sons of Culver City; and many other friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, the family says donations may be made to Vitas Hospice at vitascharityfund .org/, or to a hospice of one’s choice.

A memorial service for LeRossignol is scheduled at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 7th, at the Pacific Mariner Yacht Club, 13915 Panay Way, Marina del Rey. Service information, www.Honoring