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Services held for Donald M. Peyton at 74

DOWNEY-Services were held Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Church of Jesus Christ of LDS Downey Ward II for Donald M. Peyton, a Downey resident for 58 years and a former employee of the Doty Brothers.

He was 74, born in Iowa, and died Jan. 17.

Survivors include his daughters, Dorothy Judd (Thomas R. Jr.) of Ontario, Laura Martin (Keith) of Montclair, Catherine Lewis (David) of Garden Grove; a sister, Pamela Taliaferro (Roger) of Escondido; and seven grandchildren.

Arrangements were by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.

Friends, family grieve for Austin Clement Kane

DOWNEY-Memorial services were held Jan. 15 at the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary Chapel for Austin Clement Kane, a resident of Downey for 42 years, who died Jan. 11 at his home.

He was 80, born June 23, 1918 in Union Town, Pennsylvania, and worked as an insurance salesman for 38 years for Allstate Insurance Co.

He was a former resident of South Gate and was a veteran of the Merchant Marine in World War II. He was a longtime volunteer with the Kaiser Hospice Program.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Kane of Downey; a son, Michael P. Kane of Fullerton; a daughter, Mary Anne Veronin of East Hampton, Conn.; a sister, Annamary Clark of Lakewood; five grandchildren; and his caregiver, Wynona Spears of Carson.

Dr. John B. Toay officiated. Burial was in Rose Hills Memorial Park. Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.

Memorial service for Blanche Toay at age 97

DOWNEY-Graveside services were held Jan. 20 at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier for Blanche Toay, a 26 year resident of Downey and homemaker.

She was 97, born in Iowa, and died Jan. 16.

Survivors include her son, John Toay; and her sister, Joyce Good.

There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, at the First Presbyterian Church of Downey.

Arrangements are by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.

Benjamin F. Griffin mourned at age of 64

DOWNEY-At his request there will be no services for Benjamin F. Griffin, a resident of Downey, who died Jan. 16.

He was 64.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; and two sons, Tim and Brian.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Trinity Care Hospice Foundation, 2601 Airport Drive, Suite 110, Torrance, CA 90505.

Arrangements were by McKenzie Cremation and Burial.

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