In Memory of Loretta Haas June 27, 1938 – November 27, 2017 Loretta was born and raised in Long Beach, CA, with her parents Nicholas and Nancy, sisters Arlene and Linda. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and dear friend to many. At the age of 79 she lost a long, hard-fought battle to Lewy Body Dementia. Loretta was a graduate of Poly High School Class of 1957. After graduation she worked at Prudential Insurance Company as a claims clerk. On St. Patrick’s Day 1962
Gene “Skip” Rowland Field
Wilson High School
On the corner of Seventh Street and Park Avenue, the Wilson Bruins baseball team plays at Gene “Skip” Rowland Field. The late Skip Rowland was an icon and a legend in the entire Long Beach sports community.
“Everyone was scared to even say a word to him because he was such a legend,” Rowland’s long time friend, Dan Gooch said. “It took me years to get the courage to say something, but he was like a father figure to me.”