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L. Menhinick; Ex-Times Ad Manager

Lewis Lakeman (Lake) Menhinick, former retail advertising manager for the Los Angeles Times who directed development of the newspaper’s suburban sections and Orange County Edition, has died. He was 87.

He died Sunday in Carmel Valley, where he had lived since his retirement in 1969.

Born in Brooklyn on Aug. 27, 1904, Menhinick majored in business and finance at New York University and studied marketing, merchandising and graphic arts at Pasadena City College.

After a career in investments in New York and Los Angeles, Menhinick began working for The Times in 1930. He served in several positions before he was asked to inaugurate the suburban sections and oversee the opening of the newspaper’s first satellite printing plant in Costa Mesa.

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He is survived by his wife, Barbara, two stepchildren, Diane Bohlman of Carmel Valley and Gloria Hayes of Darien, Conn., and five stepgrandchildren.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at the Carmel Mission on the Monterey Peninsula.

The family has asked that any memorial contributions be made to the Community Hospital of Monterey, the Hospice of Monterey Peninsula, or any charity.


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