Daniel Roger Stout mourned at age of 49

DOWNEY-Services and interment are private for Daniel Roger Stout, an 18 year resident of Downey and a teacher for 20 years at Bell High School, who died Oct. 31 at Whittier Presbyterian Hospital from respiratory failure and pneumonia.

He was 49 and was born and raised in Huntington Park. He was a graduate of California State University and taught at several schools in the Los Angeles District before settling at Bell High.

Survivors include his mother, Ouida Virginia Stout of Huntington Park; sisters Janice Stout of Huntington Park, Marjorie Paschen of Redding; and longtime companion and friend H. Mark Blair of Downey.

In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund has been established at Bell High School.

Girolamo Cascio dead at age of 86 in Downey

DOWNEY-A Funeral Mass will be celebrated today, Friday, Nov. 8, at 11 a.m. at the Holy Cross Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel for Girolamo Cascio, a resident of Downey for 40 years, who died at Downey Community Health Center Nov. 5.

A native of Italy, he was 86 and was a cheese processor for the Sierra Cheese Company for 25 years.

Survivors include his wife, Maria Cascio of Downey; sons Luca and Vito Cascio and daughter Lucia Lowe all of Downey; and six grandchildren.

Pastor John Moloney will officiate.

Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Mausoleum.

Arrangements are by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.

Friends, family mourn Betty Felt Greer at 71

DOWNEY-Betty Felt Greer, who worked for McGean-Rohco (formerly Cee-Bee Chemical) for 32 years and was a 43-year Downey resident, died Oct. 28 after a long illness.

She was 71, born Feb. 14, 1925 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Preston Young Felt and Lael Mary Bassett.

She was married to John W. Greer for 29 years.

Survivors include two sons, Scott Douglas and John Robert; a brother, Dr. Robert Felt; and two grandchildren, John W. and Lael Ann.

Phyllis D. Hartanov is mourned by friends, family

DOWNEY-Memorial services for Phyllis D. Hartanov, a resident of Downey for 23 years and a tireless community volunteer, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the First Presbyterian Church of Downey, 10544 Downey Ave.

She was 82, born Aug. 10, 1914 in Chicago, and died Oct. 24 at the Southland Lutheran Home.

The daughter of Anna and Charles Dahms, she graduated from St. Xavier University and earned a Masters Degree from CSU-San Bernardino. She and Andrew Hartanov were married in 1936, and lived in Richmond, Virginia; Ennis, Texas; Orinda and Riverside, California, before coming to Downey.

She was a strong advocate of volunteerism, and was a former president of the Downey Woman's Club, founding president of the Mt. Diablo Chapter of the Assistance League in the San Francisco Bay Area, and was involved here in the Downey Assistance League, Downey Community Hospital Auxiliary and the Downey Symphony Society.

While she was raising four children during her years in Orinda, she was active in the Scouting program, PTA, church, and taught Sunday School.

She and Andrew visited many foreign countries, and celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary in June.

Survivors include husband Andrew of Downey; daughters Tamara Coronado of Pleasanton, California, Natalie Haughton of Studio City; sons Andrew Jr., of Chicago, Illinois, and Charles Paul of Mancos, Colorado; sons and daughter-in-laws and six great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Alzheimer's research or the American Heart Association.

Lawrence James Pence mourned at age of 84

DOWNEY-Funeral services were held Nov. 5 at the Halverson Luce Mortuary in Huntington Park for Lawrence James Pence, 84, a longtime resident of Downey, who died Nov. 1 at Downey Community Hospital.

He was born Dec. 3, 1911 in Arkansas, and came to California 68 years ago.

Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Pence; a sister, Mary Murphy; and nieces and nephews.

The Rev. Douglass Willey officiated.

Burial followed at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier.

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