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Friends, family mourn Walter Jonah Pasner

DOWNEY-A gathering was held Wednesday, Nov. 16, in Los Angeles in memory of Walter Jonah Pasner, a former branch manager for RCA Victor, who died Nov. 14 in Grass Valley.

He was 77, born May 5, 1922, and served with honor in both the European Theater and the South Pacific during World War II.

He married Edith Allen in New York in 1952. They moved to Southern California in 1960. They moved to Grass Valley in 1995.

Survivors include his wife, Edith; his sisters, Gerdie Lehrer of New Jersey, Edith Cohen of Paris, France; his son, Mike Pasner and daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Martin of Penn Valley; a son, Fred Pasner of Arcata; two grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Burial was Nov. 17 at Shalom Memorial Park in Los Angeles.

PTA, friends, family honor Sally McFarland

DOWNEY-Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 19, at the Miller-Mies Mortuary Chapel for Celine (Sally) McFarland, a 46 year resident of Downey, a pillar in the PTA and a recipient of a "Woman of the Year Award."

She was 82, born in St. Louis, Missouri, and died Nov. 15 here.

She was a domestic engineer, a 50 year member of the PTA, had a scholarship in her name; was a founding member of the Health Education Local Pantry Service; and received many civic and county awards for her volunteer work.

Survivors include eight children, 11 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.

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