Born: December 13, 1908
Died: February 15, 1997 (age 88)
Cause of Death: Heart infection
Resting Place: Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Death, funeral and cremation/burialEdit
On February 4, 1997, Lava started breathing heavily and was taken to Glendale Adventist Medical Center, where it was announced that he was suffering from a heart infection. He died eleven days later on February 15 at the age of 88.
On February 21, 1997, his funeral was held at the Little Church of the Flowers in Glendale, California.
Lava was cremated and his ashes were buried in the Garden of Honor in the Court of Freedom at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.