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Services held Thursday for Hilda F. Englehart

DOWNEY-Services were held Thursday, Dec. 2, at the Downey Free Methodist Church for Hilda F. Englehart, a resident of Downey for 49 years and an active force in the PTA here.

She was 78, born in Akron, Ohio, and died Nov. 27 at Downey Community Hospital.

She started the first PTA school library and was a PTA life member. She was an active member of the Downey Woman's Club, Downey Assistance League, PEO, Downey Community Hospital for 15 years, Meals on Wheels, Together for Hope and other civic support groups. She received many awards for her volunteer service including a Rotary Club tribute.

Survivors include her husband, Cas; a daughter, Coreen (Jack) Fuller; a son, Roy (Kathy); seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Daniel Allen St. Marie remembered at age of 78

DOWNEY-A Mass of Christian Burial was heard Tuesday, Dec. 7, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church for Daniel Allen St. Marie, a longtime local resident who retired from the Los Angeles Fire Department as a Battalion Chief after 32 years.

He was 78, born Feb. 14, 1921 in Muskegan, Michigan to Allen Starnes St. Marie and Sadie Cecilia Crilly St. Marie, and died Dec. 2 at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.

He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and served there many years as an usher.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia St. Marie of Downey; his son, Robert Daniel St. Marie of Santa Ana; daughters Anita Elizabeth Muller of Anaheim Hills, Karen Anne Arden of Lake Forest; grandchildren Kristin Anne Arden, Michael James Muller, Brian John Muller, and Katelyn Helene Arden.

Burial followed at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.

Nancy Elizabeth Lane memorial services held

DOWNEY-Memorial services were held Dec. 3 at the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary Chapel for Nancy Elizabeth "Lib" Lane, a longtime Downey resident and a pharmacy clerk for more than 20 years for Sav-on Drug Store.

She was born March 10, 1928 in Chambers County, Alabama to Crawford Key and Mary Miles Key, and died Nov. 21 at 71 at the Downey Regional Medical Center.

She lived the last 10 years in South Gate, and was an avid reader, crossword solver, gardener and collector of bird houses. She loved her dogs, Baby and Pumpkin.

Survivors include her daughter, Suzanne Lane of South Gate; a brother, George Key of Wadley, Alabama; sisters Lorene Mason of Opelika, Alabama, Lula Hall of Valley, Alabama; nieces Lynne Burrous, Mendel Crowther; sister-in-law Sue Key; and great nephews Kevin Burrous and Kyle Estrada.

The Rev. Thad King officiated. Burial was private.

Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.

Martin Trejo mourned by many at age of 77

DOWNEY-Services were held Wednesday, Dec. 8, at the Chapel of Memories in Norwalk and Thursday, Dec. 9, at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Santa Fe Springs for Martin Trejo, a resident of Downey who died in Bellflower Dec. 5.

He was 77.

Survivors include his wife, Graciela Olivia Trejo; his daughters, Olivia Roberts and Alicia Jamison; a son, Martin M. Trejo; a brother, Vincent Trejo; sister Amelia Madrigal; grandchildren Marty, Michelle, Marie, Jill, Tina, Bradley and Jamie.

Burial followed at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside.

Services today for Antenatte Ferraro

DOWNEY-Services will be held today (Friday, Dec. 10) at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church for Antenatte Ferraro, a resident of Downey for 34 years and a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.

He was 98, born in Pueblo, Colorado, and died in Norwalk Dec. 5.

Survivors include his daughter, Patrina Dicarlo; his son, Dominic Ferraro; his wife, Frances; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Father John Moloney will officiate. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.

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