When Huell Howser passed away, he apparently made it very clear to his friends and loved ones that he did not want a memorial service.
It's a shame that L.A. City Councilman Tom LaBonge felt that he knew best and organized a memorial service for Howser at the Griffith Observatory. Was it well attended? Certainly; people loved Howser and wanted to honor him. Was it respectful? Absolutely not.
LaBonge showed little respect to Howser by blatantly disregarding his final wishes.