A native of Texas, he was 80, born Feb. 10, 1916, and was a member of the Downey Chamber of Commerce, the Downey Rose Float Association, the Downey Elks, Moose, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Gangs Out of Downey (GOOD), and several world champion senior baseball teams. He was also a rock cutter and played horseshoes.
He was a former president of the Downey Board of Realtors and held many awards from that group and the Chamber of Commerce, for which he was an honorary ambassador.
Survivors include his sons, Roger Young, Timothy Young; a stepdaughter, Barbara Krsya; three stepsons, Karl, Greg and Richard; a brother, Jack Young; five grandchildren; and longtime companion Betty Whittaker.
Services were Friday, Dec. 20 at the Miller-Mies Mortuary Chapel in Downey.
Burial was at the Downey District Cemetery.
He was born Jan. 19, 1918 in Poole, England, and lived in Downey for 45 years.
He was an ensign in the Merchant Marines in World War II, and worked as a building inspector for the City of Downey, later advancing to director of building and safety.
He attended Cerritos College and was past president of the Downey Art League.
Survivors include his wife, Jo Annette of Downey; a son, Tom; grandson Christopher; granddaughter Jessica; great-grandson C.J., (all of Oregon); sisters, Flora Dickson of Oakland, CA, and Ella Edmundson of Arnold, CA; and a brother, William (Bill) of Las Vegas, Nevada.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Braille Institute, 741 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90029-3594.
She was 83, born in Yugoslavia Oct. 6, 1913, and was a former resident of South Gate.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter, in 1943.
Survivors include her son, Robert Kostolany of Downey; and granddaughter Marlene Sweeney of Mission Viejo.
Burial will follow at All Souls Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.
She was 17, maintained a 4.0 grade point average which placed her at the top of her class, and had applied to USC, Stanford and Yale.
Survivors include her mother, Asuncion; her father, Edwin; and a brother, Alfredo.
Burial followed at All Souls Cemetery and Mausoleum in Long Beach.
Arrangements were by the Paramount Mortuary.
Donations to help with the cost of burial may be sent to the Susan Castillo Memorial Fund c/of Pius X-St. Matthias High School, 7851 E. Gardendale St., Downey, CA, 90242.
She was 96, a former resident of the Newhall/Saugus area, and died Dec. 21 at the Downey Community Health Center.
Survivors include her son, Wayne Handshy of Atascadero; daughter Lorraine Cousimano of Downey; sisters Marie Flood of Whittier and Florence Grow of Ontario; and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry A. Douglas in 1989.
Arrangements are by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.