Anita Aves Santarina, wife of Carson Councilman Elito Santarina passed away Sept. 22, after a lingering illness. Anita, a retired chemical engineer, was an active community leader.
Despite her busy schedule as a career professional, Anita found time supporting the Filipino Community of Carson, Carson Women’s Club, Philippine Independence Day Foundation and the Pangasinan Association of Greater Long Beach. She was also a very active member of St.
Anita is survived by her husband of 48 years, Elito; three children, Ann Mairah Malana, Ann Rea Ratcliff and Neil Francis Santarina; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
She was laid to rest on Oct. 4 at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.