He was a Downey resident since 1929, and was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Bonnie, in 1996.
Prior to his years with Lincoln-Mercury he worked for Helms Bakery. He was a member of the Downey Historical Society, the Downey Rose Float Association, and the Downey Seniors Billiards Club.
Survivors include his son, Robert of Downey; two granddaughters, Laura of West Covina, and Denise of Fullerton; grandsons Jeff of Georgia and Brad of Joshua Tree; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lucille of Wisconsin.
Father John Moloney of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church officiated. Arrangements were by Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier.
He was 79, born in Pennsylvania, and was baptized at the Russian Church Byzantine Rites, and was also a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.
Survivors include his wife; four children; two sisters; five grandchildren; two nephews and three nieces.
A rosary will be held at 7 this evening.
Services will be tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 16) at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady
of Perpetual Help Church. Father John Moloney will officiate. Private burial
will follow. Arrangements are by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.