Funeral Mass held today for Consuelo Maldonado

DOWNEY-A Funeral Mass will be heard today (Friday, Dec. 12) at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church for Consuelo Maldonado, a resident of Los Angeles for 28 years and a homemaker for 51 years.

She was 79, born in Mexico, and died at her home Dec. 10.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lauro, in 1970.

Survivors include her sons, Gerado, Lauro and Benjamin of Los Angeles; daughters Stella Garcia and Francisca Chavez of Los Angeles, Yolanda Medina of Downey; a brother, Rafael Rocha of Los Angeles; 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

The Reverend Father John Moloney and Reverend Mr. Richard Medina will officiate. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.

Edward Francis Busch mourned at age of 80

DOWNEY-A Funeral Mass was heard Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church for Edward Francis Busch, the former owner/proprietor of Triangle Tool and Die Co., of Paramount, and a 47 year resident of Downey.

He was 80, born in Chicago, Illinois, and died Dec. 3 at Downey Community Hospital. He formerly lived in South Gate, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn M. Busch; his daughters, Sheryl (Michael) Hansen and Cindy (Richard) Muller of Downey; a son, Dennis (Linda) Busch of Solana Beach; sister Martha Testolin of Chicago; grandchildren Justin and Christopher Muller, Nicholas and Zachary Hansen, and Brandon and Daniel Busch; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Father Steve Davoren officiated. Entombment followed at All Souls Cemetery in Long Beach. Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.

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