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Francis Arthur 'Bart' Bartolomeo mourned

DOWNEY-A Memorial Mass was heard Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church for Francis Arthur "Bart" Bartolomeo, past president of the Downey Unico and a 41-year Downey resident.

He was born April 24, 1915 in Chicago, Ill., to parents Arthur D. and Constance Stepaniak Bartolomeo, and died Oct. 8 at Downey Regional Medical Center.

He was active in many service and civic groups, and was a longtime volunteer at Rio Hondo Hospital and Downey Community Hospital. He was a member of the Downey Bocce Club and the Downey Stamp Club.

He retired after 25 years in the insurance industry as a district manager for Prudential Insurance. He was a longtime member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Joehana "Joe" Bartolomeo; daughters Vicki (John) Cameron of Portland, Oregon, Judy Daniels of Portland; four grandchildren, Michael and Erin Cameron, Elizabeth and Katherine Daniels.

Private interment followed. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the American Heart Association.

The Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary assisted with the arrangements.

Services held for Gabriel Morales, 34

DOWNEY-Services were held Thursday at St. Raymond's Catholic Church for Gabriel Morales, who died Oct. 4 at his home in Downey.

He was 34, born March 27, 1965 in Maywood.

Survivors include his parents, Pedro and Maria; a brother, Pete; sisters Grace Branstetter, Elizabeth Flaherty, Margret Morales; six nieces, five nephews, and many friends.

Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.

Friends, family grieve for Catalina Ortiz at 81

DOWNEY-Services will be held today (Friday, Oct. 15) at 9:30 a.m., at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church for Catalina Ortiz, a homemaker and one year Downey resident.

She was 81, born in Hanford, California, and died Oct. 12 at her Downey home.

She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Laura Aceves (Miguel); sisters Anastacia and Josefina Ortiz; and a brother, Salvador Ortiz.

Father John Moloney will officiated. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn in Glendale. Arrangements are by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.

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