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Carl Edward Carrillo

September 3, 1924 - December 29, 2009

Carl E. Carrillo passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at Long Beach Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He was 85. He graduated from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA with a degree in teaching where he spent the next 25 years passing on his knowledge at SCROC in Torrance and Harbor Occupational College in Wilm…read more

Carl E. Carrillo passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at Long Beach Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He was 85. He graduated from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA with a degree in teaching where he spent the next 25 years passing on his knowledge at SCROC in Torrance and Harbor Occupational College in Wilmington. He is also known for helping to start NHRA drag racing in the 1960’s. He is survived by his daughter, Barbara J. Carrillo of Gardena, his step daughter, Chery Rout of Orange, and his long-time companion, Kay Lewis of Palos Verdes. Visitation will be held from 12-4 on Saturday, January 2nd, at Gamby Mortuary, 25001 Narbonne Ave., Lomita, CA 90717. The funeral will also be celebrated at Gamby’s at 1:00 pm on Monday, January 4th. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park, 27501 S. Western Ave, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.

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