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Friends, family mourn Frances Cahn at age 88

DOWNEY-Frances Cahn, a Downey resident for more than 50 years, was fatally struck by a car Feb. 9 here.

She was 88, and a veteran of the U.S. Army in World War II.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years; two daughters; and four grandchildren.


Memorial service for Stephen Daniel Bright

DOWNEY-A memorial service was held March 10 at Messiah Lutheran Church for Stephen Daniel Bright, a Downey resident since 1984, who died March 6 after a two-year illness. He was 46, born Aug. 9, 1951 in Lynwood.

He was the eldest son of Dan and Edith Bright, a graduate of South Gate High School, and attended the Los Angeles Sheriff's Police Academy.

A knee injury cut his law enforcement career short. He served in the National Guard and was stationed at Fort Ord. He later worked for Pacific Bell Telephone for more than 17 years, helping to build and maintain the computer system, as well as establish the 911 emergency system, and moving to management.

He married Donna Cozad December 16, 1972, and was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church of Downey.

Survivors include his wife, Donna; his children, Jonathan and Jena; his parents, Dan and Edith Bright; his sisters, Pat Priest of Tollhouse, CA, Carole Samuels of Laguna Hills, and Renee Mullins of Clovis.

The Rev. Norman Stoppenhagen officiated.


Realtor LeRoy Mack services here today

DOWNEY-Memorial services will be held today (Friday, March 13) at 7 p.m. at the Miller Mies Mortuary Chapel in Downey for LeRoy J. Mack, real estate broker and owner of M & M Realty with his wife, Mamie. He died March 7 at Downey Community Hospital.

He was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Jan. 6, 1916, and was 82. He was a member of the Downey Board of Realtors and an avid golfer.

Survivors include his wife, Mamie; a sister, Lillian Heried; a nephew, John Heried; a step-daughter, Connie; and many friends.

Arrangements are by the Luyben Family Bellflower Mortuary.


Friends, family mourn Jessie Jesus Vackrinos

SOUTH GATE-A Funeral Mass was heard Monday, March 9, at St. Raymond's Catholic Church for Jessie Jesus Vackrinos, a 50 year resident of South Gate who died in Downey Community Hospital March 4.

She was 80, born in Mexico Sept. 6, 1917, and was a former resident of Los Angeles.

Survivors include her husband, George J.; her son, John of San Dimas; daughter Vicki Rezzo of Scottsdale, Arizona; sisters Josephine and Dolores Ledesma of Los Angeles, Adeline Horner of North Carolina; three grandchildren; and a brother, Harvey Ledesma of Culver City.

The Rev. Steve Davoren officiated. Burial followed at Resurrection Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.


Funeral Mass heard for Herlinda Musso

PICO RIVERA-A Funeral Mass was heard at the All Souls Cemetery Chapel March 6 for Herlinda Musso, a resident of Pico Rivera who died at Berryman Health West March 4, at the age of 95.

A longtime member of the Franciscan Guild, survivors include a daughter, Alice Diaz of Pico Rivera; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

The Rev. Father Fernando Englasia of St. Marianne De Parides Catholic Church officiated.

Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.


Esther Silva remembered by friends, family

DOWNEY-Funeral services were held Thursday, March 12, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church for Esther Silva, a Downey resident for 20 years, who died March 8 at Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center.

Born in Lima, Peru, she was 87, and taught in the small town of Coraz, Peru, before marrying Juan. She was a dedicated mother, and a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, Juan Silva of Downey; daughters Clotilde Ramirez of Downey, Maruja Silva of Bellflower, Rosario Maisch of Downey; a son, Juan Silva of Norwalk; 15 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; four sisters, and two brothers living in Peru.

Father Manuel Aranda officiated. Burial followed at All Souls Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.


Services tomorrow for Nancy Ann Pinizzotto

DOWNEY-Services will be held tomorrow (Saturday, March 14) at 11 a.m. at St. Raymond's Church, 12348 Paramount Blvd., for Nancy Ann Pinizzotto, a longtime Downey resident and a former sales and advertising employee for The Hot Sheet, the Southeast News, and the Southern California Publishing Co.

She was 36, born in Lynwood Jan. 27, 1962, and went to school at St. Raymond's in Downey, and Downey High School. When still in high school she started working for the R.O.P. program through the City of Downey, and worked as a teacher's aid for grades 1-4.

After graduation, she started a career in the newspaper business. Later she started her own publication which was distributed through sports retailers and tennis shops, which was called the Sports Bulletin.

She had to quit due to an illness called sleep apnea. She was later diagnosed with Pickwickian Syndrome, Diabetes, and a rare blood disorder.

She spent her last years enjoying herself. She went on several cruises with her family and friends, and she loved the ocean.

Survivors include her mother, Norine Pinizzotto; sisters Marjorie Pinizzotto, Karen Bucellato, Lisa Pinizzotto, Mary Pinizzotto; a brother, John Pinizzotto; a niece, Megan Bucellato; a nephew Joey Bucellato; and three godchildren, Fernando, Mason and Cullen.

Family and friends are welcome at the family home following the services.
 
 




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