California Contract Cities Association Mourns Loss of Former President and Ex-Lomita Councilman Hal Croyts

The California Contract Cities Association has announced the passing of its former President Harold “Hal” Croyts. He died February 14 at 98 years old.

Croyts was a U.S. Air Force veteran who had served in both World War II and the Korean War, earning the Legion of Merit medal. He was also a local government official, having served on the Lomita Parks and Recreation and Planning Commissions and, later, on the Lomita City Council. He was a former president of the California League of Cities as well.

Croyts’ obituary notes that he was involved in a number of civic and governmental organizations and that he “served as president of Lomita Sister City Association, Lomita Historical Society, Friends of the Lomita Library, Lomita-Harbor City Kiwanis Club, Narbonne PTSA and Gateway Council PTSA.”

Croyts is survived by his wife Linda, their six children, ten grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service with military honors was held on Tuesday, March 5th.