Latchezar ‘Lucky’ Christov 3/22/37 – 1/16/15

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Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, Lucky Christov fled post-WWII Bulgaria with his parents and sister. Via Sweden, the family arrived in the US in 1949. Lucky, a gifted athlete in high school in Great Neck, NY and Colby College in Maine, was proud to become a US citizen at 19. Lucky’s career started in advertising in NYC, but he soon discovered investment banking. Lucky moved to LA in the 1970s and continued a successful investment banking career at Bateman Eichler Hill Richards, Morgan Olmstead Kennedy & Gardner, and other LA investment banks. In 1994, he was appointed Honorary Consul General for the Republic of Bulgaria, and served on the Board of The American University in Bulgaria. Lucky will be remembered on both US coasts and in Europe as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and great friend, with a warm personality, lively sense of humor, and gentle nature. Lucky is survived by his wife Lauranne, son Stefan, daughter Eden Danaher, grandsons Collin and Aidan Danaher, and sister Joy Urich. Services will be held at 4 PM, 2/16/2015 at St. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Cardiff by the Sea, San Diego County. A celebration of Lucky’s life will be held on his birthday 3/22/2015 in Malibu, CA. Contact  laurie.christov@yahoo.com.

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