He was 50, born in Douglas, Arizona, and lived in Downey for 15 years. He was employed by Stuart Goldberg.
Survivors include his son, Florencio de la Vega, Jr. of Downey; his father, Florencio de la Vega, Sr., of Stockton; his mother, Hortensia Frisby of Tucson, Arizona; and a sister, Mary de la Vega of Amicsville, Virginia.
Father Peter Coffey will officiate. Burial is private. Arrangements are by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.
Age 59, she is the second city leader to die unexpectedly in this area in recent weeks. Norwalk Councilwoman Eleanor Zimmerman, age 77, died of a heart attack June 15.
Buckles had been seeing a doctor for emphysema and arterial sclerosis.
She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Ann and Cecil Sparks; and by her son, Sammy Buckles of Sacramento.
Funeral services will be today (Friday, July 3) at 11 a.m. at the Redeemer
Lutheran Church, 2626 Liberty Blvd., South Gate.