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Carol Jean Mann laid to rest at 67

DOWNEY-Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 3, at the Miller-Mies Mortuary Chapel for Carol Jean Mann, a 39 year resident of Downey and the former operator of a stained and leaded glass studio, "It's Just a Glassing Fancy," more recently at Eva's Unique Flowers and Gifts.

She was 67, born in San Francisco, and died Feb. 28 in Downey Community Hospital.

She was a member of the New Joy Church of Bellflower.

Survivors include her husband, James G. Mann of Downey; her son, James M. Mann and grandchild Kevin Mann of Duarte; daughter Jodi M. Hess and grandchildren Wyatt and Katy and son-in-law David Hess of Orange; and son John M. Mann and grandchildren Charlotte and John Ethan and daughter-in-law Jasabel Mann of Tampa, Florida; and a brother, Donald Paxton and his wife, Dolores, of La Habra.

Pastor Dick Horn officiated. Burial followed at Olive Lawn Memorial Park in La Mirada. Arrangements were by the Miller-Mies Mortuarty of Downey.


Jeanette E. Schwarzbeck services to be held Monday

DOWNEY-Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, March 8, at the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary Chapel for Jeanette Ernestine Schwarzbeck, a 32 year resident of Downey and a former deputy tax assessor for 35 years for Los Angeles County.

She was 85, born in Colorado City, Texas on May 2, 1913 and died Feb. 28 at Downey Community Hospital.

She was a former resident of South Gate, and was preceded in death by her husband, John in 1985, and her son, Frederick in 1992.

Survivors include her daughter, Ella Marie Wilson of Vernal, Utah; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pastor Gary Beard of the United Methodist Church of Downey will officiate. Private cremation will be followed by interment in Valhalla Memorial Park in Burbank. Arrangements are by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.


Friends, family mourn Fred H. Saalberg at 69

DOWNEY-Funeral services were held Dec. 28 at the First Baptist Church of Downey for Fred H. Saalberg, a 43-year resident of Downey and a former mortgage broker for 35 years with American Savings Bank.

He was 69, born in Muelheim-Ruhr, Germany, and died Dec. 22 at his home following a long illness.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Downey.

Survivors include his wife, Margrit Saalberg of Downey; his daughter, Cornelia Lynch of Irvine; his sons, Martin and Chris Saalberg, both of Mission Viejo; grandchildren Corinne, Andrea and Christopher Lynch of Irvine, Katie, Max and Alexander Saalberg of Mission Viejo; and sisters, Gerda Teloh and Irmgard Luebeck both of Muelheim-Ruhr, Germany.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fred D. Saalberg Memorial Fund, c/o the First Baptist Church of Downey, 8348 Third St., Downey, CA 90241.

Arrangements were by the Risher Montebello Mortuary.


Many here grieve for John Wallace Hess, 96

DOWNEY-Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Saturday, March 6) at 11 a.m. at the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary Chapel for John Wallace Hess, a six year Downey resident and a grading and paving contractor in Long Beach for 53 years.

He was 96, born in Farmington, Utah. He was a former 42 year resident of Fullerton, and died at the Hospice of Interhealth Feb. 26.

He was a former member of the Long Beach Lions Club, and was preceded in death by his wife, Densia in June of 1998.

Survivors include his daughters, Mary L. Licano of Downey and Beverlee Lamoreaux of Redding; a brother, Lyle Hess of Fountain Valley; sisters Barbara Merrill and Sally Garrett of Hemet; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Pastor Gordon D. Venturella of the Downey First Christian Church will officiate. Burial will follow at Rose Hills Memorial Park.

Arrangements are by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.


Vigil service held for Angelena Collantes

DOWNEY-A vigil service was held Monday, March 1, at the Zrelak Family Mortuary Chapel for Angelena Collantes, a 12 year resident of Paramount and a member of St. Raymond's Catholic Church of Downey, who died Feb. 22 at the Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

She was 78, a homemaker for 48 years, and a former resident of Bellflower.

Survivors include her husband, Ambrosio (Bocho) Collantes; her sons, Orland Pilon of Riverside and Robert and Joey Pilon; a daughter, Sandra Jimeno of Mission Viejo; siblings Mary Aralano, and Daniel and Joseph Perez.

The Rev. Father Madrigal officiated. Private cremation followed. Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.


Samuel Diel, 20 year resident, remembered

DOWNEY-Graveside funeral services were held Thursday, March 4, at Rose Hills Memorial Park for Samuel Diel, a resident of Downey for 20 years and a former fork lift operator for the Rheem Manufacturing Co.

He was 93, a former resident of Huntington Park, and died Feb. 26 at Specialty Hospital of Southern California.

Survivors include his children, Starla Drow and Vernon Diel of Downey; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pastor Earl McCallum of the United Methodist Church of Downey officiated. Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.


Private services for Mark Stephen Devane

DOWNEY-Private cremation services were held under the direction of the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary for Mark Stephen Devane, a resident of Downey for 25 years, and a security officer for Code #1 Security Co.

He was 67, born in Waltham, Massachusetts, and died at his home Feb. 26.

He was a member of Saint Raymond's Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife, Susan; children Mark (Stephanie) and granddaughter Bailey of Arkansas, Tom of Costa Mesa, Ann, Patrick and Daniel of Downey; sisters Marry Malloy of Hudson, Massachusetts, and Margaret Whigham of Lakewood.
 
 




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