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Friends, family mourn Patricia Ann McMillan

DOWNEY-Memorial services were held Tuesday at the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary Chapel for Patricia Ann McMillan, a resident of Downey for 13 years and a former blueprint plan checker for the U.S. Detailing Company for 42 years, who died at her home May 21.

She was 60, born Jan. 3, 1938 in Beloit, Wisconsin, and was a former resident of South Gate. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post No. 1732 and the Ladies Auxiliary of South Gate Eagles Aerie 2080 F.O.E.

Survivors include her husband, Douglas (Doug) McMillan of Downey; sons Jeffrey Hanson of Chico Hills and Dennis and Rick Hanson of South Gate; sisters Judy Waldsmith and Nancy Pittione of Beloit, Wisconsin; a brother, Joe Elliott of Whittier; and eight grandchildren.

Pastor Earl L. McCallum of the United Methodist Church of Downey officiated. Burial followed at Floral Lawns in South Beloit, Illinois. Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.


Services last Saturday for Neil Y. Miles at 84

DOWNEY-Services were held Saturday, May 23, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Downey for Neil Y. Miles, a 42-year Downey resident, who died in Whittier May 17. He was the owner of Miles Appliances in South Gate for 36 years.

He was 84, born in Santa Ana, and was a member of the American Legion, the Orange Elks Lodge, Diamond Tread Model A Club and the Flying A's.

Survivors include his wife, Iva Miles; a daughter, Janalee Garn; a son, Jerry Miles; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers Frank, Charles and Harry; and a sister, June.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Glenn.

Friends and family visited Friday, May 22, at the Miller-Mies Mortuary Chapel.

Bishop Robert Douglass officiated. Burial followed at El Toro Memorial Park in Lake Forest. The American Legion Honor Guard presented colors with a three gun salute. Memorial dinner was furnished by Chris Smyrniotis at Johnie's Broiler.


Virginia 'Jackie' Meyer mourned at age of 73

DOWNEY-Services were held Thursday, May 28, at the Miller-Mies Mortuary chapel for Virginia "Jackie" Meyer, a Downey resident for 50 years and a homemaker, who died May 26 at Whittier Presbyterian Hospital.

Born in Oklahoma, she was 73.

Survivors include her sister, Lois Arnold of Arkansas; her son, Jerry Meyer of Downey; two granddaughters, Cheri Craft of Santa Maria and Trisha Dombrowski of Redlands; and two great-grandchildren, Taylor and April Dombrowski.

Pastor John Rose officiated. Burial followed at Riverside National Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.


Joel Herbert Lubin funeral held Wednesday

DOWNEY-Funeral services for Joel Herbert Lubin, a longtime Downey resident and community leader, were held Wednesday, May 27, at the Hillside Chapel of Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier.

Born in Illinois Oct. 12, 1937, he was an industrial engineer, working in the field of public utilities for the state, and died May 22 in Beverly Hospital in Montebello after being felled by a heart attack May 17.

He was active in the community and politics, and was a former candidate for the Downey City Council, County Supervisor and State Senate (27th District).

Educated in Chicago with a degree in engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, he later completed degrees at USC, and was registered as both a civil and industrial engineer. In the past he served the City as a member of the Charter Review Committee. More recently he was appointed to the Cable-TV Advisory Committee and worked tirelessly to improve service.

He brought a passion for the political process to whatever cause he championed, and will be sorely missed.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley of Downey; and a son, Andy.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Arrangements were by the R.L. Malinow-Glasban-Weinstein Funeral Home of Los Angeles.


Services held today for Merle Duane Rohloff

DOWNEY-Funeral services will be held today (Friday, May 29) at 1 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church for Merle Duane Rohloff, a 53 year resident of Downey who owned and operated Downey Travel Agency from 1952 to 1985.

He 73, born in Harington, Kansas, and died May 24 at the Hospice House in Whittier. He was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Rohloff; his son, Jon Rohloff of Las Vegas; two daughters, Stacy Morgan of Downey, Karen Harris of La Habra; grandchildren Gina and James Maldonado and Stephanie Morgan; parents Otto and Luella Rohloff of Harington, Kansas; bother Daryl Rohloff of Ferndale, Washington; sister Glenda Paulson of Anaheim; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Burial follows at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier. Messiah Lutheran Church will officiate. Arrangements are by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.


Katherine Elizabeth Rivers laid to rest

DOWNEY-Funeral services and burial were in Craftsbury Branch Cemetery in Craftsbury, Vermont for Katherine Elizabeth Rivers, a Downey resident for 39 years, who died at Riviera Health Care Center May 21.

She was 89, born April 28, 1909, and was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A. Rivers in 1979.

She spent most of her adult life in Montpelier, Vermont, where she graduated from Montpelier High School. She was a housewife and mother, and a member of the United Methodist Church of Montpelier.

Survivors include her son, A.W. Britt (Ardith Ann) Rivers of Downey; a grandson, Christopher Ryan Rivers; granddaughter Kim E. Rivers Young; a sister, Elsie McDermott of Montpelier, Vermont.

Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.


Rose Blando remembered by friends at 71

BELLFLOWER-Funeral services for Rose Blando, a resident of Bellflower for 38 years and a former member of I.C.F. of Saint Dominic Savio Church, will be held 10 a.m. Monday, June 1 at St. Dominic Catholic Church.

She was 71, born in Illinois, and died May 26 at the USC Norris Cancer Hospital. She was a former resident of Compton.

Survivors include her husband, Andrea (Andy) Blando; a daughter, Lia Benson of Downey; sons Nick of Wyoming, Michigan, and Angelo of La Mirada; sisters Nancy Liberio of Laguna Hills, and Suzie Parravano of Palmdale; and two grandchildren.

A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 31, at the Downey Zrelak Mortuary Chapel.

Entombment will be in the All Souls Cemetery in Long Beach. Arrangements are by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.







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