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William “Bill” John Hertan, Jr.
April 16, 1925 ~ February 9, 2015

Bill passed away after a long and eventful life. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to North Holly Wood, CA at the age of 1. He was a General Agent for Knights of Columbus for Northern CA and Nevada. Prior to that he was a salesman for Jack Daniels and worked in the movie industry and the newspaper industry. During his time at Knights of Columbus he worked with and assisted many families to secure their futures. He was a very devoted and faithful Catholic and his work represented that faith and devotion. He was a 4th Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus. He was predeceased by his wife and the mother of their 12 children, Marjorie Ann Hertan, and his sons Bruce, Brent and Brian, he is survived by his wife of 13 years Erma. He is also survived by his loving children William J. Hertan, III, Robert E. Hertan (Cecilia), Rebecca M. Dziarnowski (Mike), Bradley J. Hertan (Christina), Barry J. Hertan (Lisa), Bernie A. Hertan (Kimberely), Bryce E. Hertan, Brett E. Hertan (Karen), Bart P. Hertan (Heather). 20 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Bill was most proud of his family and affectionately referred to them by number. He enjoyed westerns on TV. His biggest hobbies and enjoyment was helping others, selflessly volunteering his time and resources to many causes. He was a true giver in all ways. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

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These photos are from the graveside service at San Fernando Mission Cemetery and lunch at The Bear Pit BBQ. Continue reading

The Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation with Executive Director Chris Wolf and Board President Grace Yeh, present A Night with Bill Engvall. The event was held at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center’s James R. Armstrong Theatre and was a fundraiser for the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation. Torrance local Gary Brightwell opened the show for Mr. Engvall.

The Torrance Cultural Arts Foundations provides arts and entertainment programming with professional artists in music, dance, comedy and drama performing live at the Armstrong and Nakano theaters; for adults and children. The Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation is non profit and anyone can become a season subscriber or donate. Please visit http://www.torrancearts.org/ to see what events are scheduled for this season. Continue reading

At Friends POV we got our introduction to event photography by photographing trade shows and their related networking events; whether it is a large party of several thousand or a more intimate venue such as a hotel suite party. Photos are a great way to memorialize your event and Friends POV knows how to take the shots that will remind the attendee of something that happened or a person they met while they were there; and they will make the person that could not attend, feel like they were there.

Friends POV will photograph your networking event and host them for you so everyone has easy access to them. Branding opportunities with your logo on the photos is a great marketing tool that we have personally used for more than 10 years. These photos are from the Showcase Hermosa put on by the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau, July 18, 2013 at 200 Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach. Continue reading

Is your restaurant, store or any other brick and mortar business holding a grand opening? As former members of our local Chamber of Commerce we have photographed many grand openings and ribbon cutting events. When it comes to food based businesses we excel and food photography has been a hobby long before it became a fad. Our head photographer is also a restaurant reviewer and vetted CNN reporter; talk to us about how much additional exposure we can bring you. These photos are from the Matsuyama Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar grand opening in April 2012. Continue reading

FriendsPOV takes great pleasure in covering fundraising events for 501(c)(3)’s and other non-profits; with our wide network of websites we can not only photograph your event but we are more than willing to help you publicize your event ahead of time. We have years of experience in utilizing the Internet for promoting special events, so put our skills to work for you.

These sample photos are from the Torrance Firefighters 41st Annual Spaghetti Dinner held in March of 2013. The proceeds went towards sending young burn victims to Champ Camp, a week long summer camp for burn survivors ages 5-16. Continue reading