Services for former Los Angeles Times Publisher Otis Chandler are set for 11 a.m. Monday at All Saints Church in Pasadena.
Chandler died Monday after a lengthy battle with a degenerative brain disorder known as Lewy body disease, according to the Times. He was 78.
Following in the footsteps of his father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Chandler took over at the Times, then a family owned newspaper, in 1960 when he was just 32 and is largely credited for breathing new life into the operation.
Chandler’s family has left other marks in Southern California. His mother, Dorothy, saved the Hollywood Bowl and helped find a permanent home for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Chandler Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley is also named after the family.
In 2000, Chandler publicly criticized the Times – which ran a massive, more than 13,000-word special section on his life Tuesday – over a controversial advertising arrangement with the Staples Center and massive employee cutbacks.