Palmdale officials are mourning the passing of former City Councilman Dr. Earl Sherburn who died Dec. 30, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Dr. Sherburn, a native of Ohio, was a graduate of the University of Michigan, and received his doctorate from USC. He was the former band director at Palmdale High School and was first elected to the Palmdale city coluncil in March 1978 and re-elected in 1982. After the city council, he served as Community Arts Director for the City of Los Angeles.

Dr. Sherburn is survived by sisters, Marilyn Merkle in Ohio and Jan Sherburn in Carlsbad, Calif., and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations can be made to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Center for Spiritual Living Greater Las

Vegas. The service will be live streamed at cslglv.org.