The life of a renowned journalist was celebrated this week as loved ones recalled his loyalty and honesty.
A memorial to Paul Venskunas was held at St Mary's Church, St Mary's Road, Ealing, attended by 125 people, many of them from Fleet Street.
Friends and family paid tribute to his success working for the Mirror, the Sun, the Sunday Times and his position as a correspondent for papers in Miami and New York.
At one point he was sent with ex-Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell to Scotland to turn around the fortunes of the struggling Daily Record.
But the former Marlborough Road resident was best remembered for his trustworthiness, vitality and humour.
Friend Keith Hemmet said: "I've known him for 40 years and we always had a laugh, he was a very funny man.
"He always thought it was the best job in the world, met people, saw places and felt he was very privileged.
"He was always grateful for people's loyalty and was very loyal himself.
"His contact book is invaluable and he could find anyone within a hundred miles of you.
"Everyone trusted him and he always kept his word."
Mr Venskunas died on August 9, aged 71. He was married to his wife Susan for 36 years and had five children and three grandchildren.