LA RICCA, Louis Franklin (1927-1954)[SS#268-20-2312] drowned when his boat sank at Santa Catalina Island on October 21. He was 27 years old.
In the News~
October 22, 1954 [San Bernardino County Sun]: “Man drowns as boat sinks off Catalina. Long Beach — The Coast Guard reported that a Sun Valley man drowned off Catalina Island after a motorboat sank, but is companion was rescued by a tugboat. The tug Smitty recovered the body of Louis LaRicca, 28, of 1815 Redbank Ave., Sun Valley, and rescued Chet Henninger, 26, of 18612 Linnet St., Tarzana.”