Services were conducted Saturday for former Redondo Beach Councilman Edward P. Greene, who died last week.
Greene, 69, represented south Redondo Beach from 1965 to 1973, a period of development and redevelopment that the former council member supported.
"Kids are playing in parks that wouldn't have been if it wasn't for Ed and the cooperation of folks back then . . . ," said Rod Nielsen, who was on the City Council at that time.
Greene, who had a history of heart problems, was born in Chicago in 1917 and moved to Redondo Beach in 1948.