Miscellaneous Downey, California Obituaries

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Alice Regina Maguire mourned at age of 94

DOWNEY-A Funeral Mass was heard Tuesday, Jan. 7 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church for Alice Regina Maguire, a 22 year Downey resident, who died at Downey Community Health Center Jan. 2.

She was 94, born April 15, 1902 in Philadelphia, PA, and was a former accounting clerk for Sears Roebuck Company.

She was preceded in death by sisters Veronica and Marie Maguire and Honore O'Hara.

Survivors include nephews Jack (Louise) O'Hara of Bell Gardens, Laurence (Lolita) Griffin of Delamo, William Griffin and Hugh Griffin of Norwalk; nieces Betty O'Hara of Tustin, Pat (Sarkis) Mouradian of La Mirada, Jean (Angelo) Palmer and Kathleen Hernandez of Downey; and many grand and great-grand nieces and nephews.

The Rev. John Moloney, pastor, officiated. Burial followed at All Souls Cemetery. Arrangements were by Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.
 

Michael Peter Keller mourned by family here

HACIENDA HEIGHTS-Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 13, at Landmark Community Church for Michael Peter Keller, a resident of Hacienda Heights, who died Jan. 7 at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

He was age 75, a veteran of the U.S. Army in World War II, and was a bus driver for the Rapid Transit District for 35 years.

Survivors include his wife, Norma Keller; a son, Michael A. Keller of Downey; daughter Dianne R. Welt of Bremerton, Washington; brothers Anton of Bakersfield, David of Buena Park; sisters Theresa Johnson and Elizabeth Hawes of Florida, Esther Williams of Nebraska, Katherine Beyer of San Pedro, Helen Keller of Buena Park; and five grandchildren.

Pastor John E. Scarr officiated.

Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cypress. Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.


Richard Preston Gist mourned at age of 79

SOUTH GATE-A Funeral Mass was heard Monday, Jan. 13, at St. Raymond's Catholic Church in Downey for Richard Preston Gist, a resident of South Gate who died Jan. 8 at St. Francis Hospital.

He was age 79, a native of Latham, Missouri, and was a former upholstering superintendent for 17 years for Springfield Furniture Co.

Survivors include his wife, Constance (Connie) Gist; daughter Shirley Michel; sons David and Donald Gist all of South Gate; brothers Alfred and Larry Gist of Missouri; sisters Dixie Alle, Lotis Newkirk, Dorothy Abernathy and Frances Pettigrew of Missouri; and grandchildren Kristin, Patrick and Anna Michel.

The Rev. Monsignor Robert Gipson, pastor, officiated. Burial followed at All Souls Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.


James W. March dead at age of 82 here

DOWNEY-James W. March, who worked for 30 years for Merit Chevrolet in St. Paul, Missouri, and who was a 12 year resident of Downey, died Jan. 14 at Charter Community Hospital in Hawaiian Gardens.

He was age 82, born in Missouri, lived in Downey and was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church of Downey.

He was preceded in death by wife, Gwendolyn, who died Dec. 20, 1996.

Survivors include his daughter, Sandra Nomura of Downey; and two grandsons, Jim Wallis and Christopher Wallis both of St. Paul, Missouri.

Services and interment were private. Arrangements were by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.


Services held for Fred D. Nichols here

DOWNEY-Services were held Thursday at the Miller-Mies Mortuary Chapel in Downey for Fred D. Nichols, a longtime local resident who died Jan. 12.

A native of Mobile, Alabama, he was 85.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Mae Nichols; his sons, James Nichols and William Ramey; sisters Reta Hale, Marian Hirsch and Vivian Gilbert; and grandchildren Michael Nichols and Brian Nichols.

Burial was at the Inglewood Park Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Miller-Mies Mortuary Chapel in Downey.
 

School district, friends, family mourn Sally D. Paul

DOWNEY-A Mass was heard Thursday, Jan. 23, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church for Sally D. Paul, a resident of Downey for 45 years and an employee of the Downey Unified School District Payroll Department for 25 years, who died Jan. 18 at Kaiser Hospital in Bellflower after an eight-year battle with cancer.

She was 68, a native of Pittsburg, California, and was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church for 45 years.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Frank J. Paul of Downey; a daughter, Catherine La Gaye Dolan of San Diego; three brothers, Ralph Sanchez, Oscar Sanchez and Tony Sanchez; three sisters, Mary Louise Narez, Rupe Kurch and Mollie De Lao; and three grandchildren, Riley Ulrich, Natalie Ulrich and Olivia Dolan.

Fr. John Moloney officiated. Burial followed at All Souls Cemetery in Long Beach. Arrangements were by the Miller-Mies Mortuary in Downey.


Jose Ernesto Varela mourned at age of 64

DOWNEY-Services were held at St. Raymond's Catholic Church in Downey for Jose Ernesto Varela, a coach for the Downey Junior Athletic Association for many years, who died Jan. 9 in Downey Community Hospital.

He was 64, born Nov. 7, 1932 in Arizona, and was a member of St. Raymond's Catholic Church of Downey.

Survivors include his wife, Celia Varela; his sons, Anthony, Alex and Aaron Varela; and a daughter, Susanne Heapy.

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


Friends, family mourn Blanche E. Willoughby

DOWNEY-Funeral services were held Jan. 21 at the Allen-English & Estrada Funeral Chapel in Bell Gardens for Blanche Elizabeth Willoughby, who died Jan. 16 in Downey.

She was 93, born March 14, 1903 in Savannah, Tennessee, and was a longtime resident of the Downey area.

She attended Trinity Baptist Church of Downey.

Survivors include her daughter, Hazel M. Zaricor of Downey; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pastor Scott Burns officiated. Burial followed at Park Lawn Memorial Park.

Arrangements were by the Allen-English & Estrada Funeral Home in Bell Gardens.


Leslie Vernon Olson is mourned in Downey

DOWNEY-Private family services were held for Leslie Vernon Olson, a 35-year Downey resident who was formerly self-employed through the Olson Surveying & Engineering Service.

He was 90, born Aug. 9, 1906 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and died Jan. 20 at the Southland Lutheran Home in Norwalk.

He was a member of St. Marks Episcopal Church and a graduate of USC in Civil Engineering. He was a member of the track team while at USC.

He was a member of the Downey Kiwanis Club, Huntington Park Elks, Masonic Lodge and Shrine, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Congress of Surveying and Mapping, California Council of Civil Engineers, Southern California Building Industry Association, and the American Public Works Association.

He was president of the Downey Chamber of Commerce in 1969-70, and was a member of the Downey Second Century Foundation. He was honored on Nov. 12, 1985 when the Downey City Council proclaimed it "Leslie Olson Day."

He and wife Marilyn traveled extensively overseas since his retirement, but he continued his involvement in Downey Sister Cities.

Survivors include his wife, Ivora of Downey; and his daughter, Meredith Jacobson of Glendale.


Services are held for Harry Eugene Green

DOWNEY-Funeral services were held Jan. 16 at the Downey Zrelak Mortuary Chapel for Harry Eugene Green, a utility worker for the Downey Unified School District for three and a half years, who died Jan. 10.

He was 51, born Sept. 18, 1945 in Fayette County, Tennessee, and lived in South Gate for the past 22 years.

Survivors include his wife, Janice P. Green of South Gate.

Officiant was Pastor Jerry Coffman of the First Missionary Baptist Church of Bellflower. Burial followed in Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier. Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.


Eva Pearl Adeline Nordberg Guynn mourned at age of 91

DOWNEY-Graveside services were held Jan. 18 at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier for Eva Pearl Adeline Nordberg Guynn, a longtime resident of the Southeast Los Angeles area, who died Jan. 15 in Downey.

She was 91, born Sept. 21, 1905 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Downey 3rd Ward.

Survivors include her daughter Virginia Cluff of Downey; sons Donald A. Guynn of Idaho Falls and Arnold L. Guynn of Oakhurst; 17 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Elder Drew Cluff officiated. Arrangements were by the Allen-English & Estrada Funeral Service of Bell Gardens.


William J. Wilinski is mourned in Downey

DOWNEY-Services were held Jan. 10 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church for William J. Wilinski, a former machinist for 25 years for Proto Tool, who died Jan. 2 at the Bellflower Medical Center.

He was 96, born in Chicago, Illinois, and lived 60 years in South Gate.

He was a longtime member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.

Survivors include his wife, Lottie Wilinski of South Gate; his son, Ronald Wilinski; and three grandsons, Christopher of Huntington Beach, Ronald S. of Downey, and Greggory of Hawaii.

Fr. John Maloney officiated. Burial followed at All Souls Cemetery in Long Beach. Arrangements were by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.


Memorial services set tomorrow for G. Popoff

DOWNEY-Memorial services will be heard tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 25) at 3 p.m., at the Miller-Mies Mortuary Chapel in Downey for George M. Popoff, a longtime Downey resident and member of the Tax Preparers Association.

He was 58, born Oct. 6, 1938, a native of Isreal, and died here Jan. 12.

He was a member for many years of the Downey Chamber of Commerce.

Survivors include his wife, Thalia Popoff; and sons Steven and Michael Popoff. Arrangements are by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.


Services are set for Arthur Crossman here

DOWNEY-Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at the Miller-Mies Mortuary Chapel for Arthur Crossman, who died Jan. 19 at Downey Community Hospital.

He was 76.

The Rev. John Rose will officiate. Burial will follow at Riverside National Cemetery. Arrangements are by Miller-Mies Mortuary.
 
 

Services pending for Daniel Sidney Roche

DOWNEY-Services are pending at the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary for Daniel Sidney Roche, a resident of Downey for 20 years, who died Dec. 22 at Coast Plaza Doctor's Hospital.

He was 53, born in Flint, Michigan Sept. 12, 1943, and was self-employed for 10 years in the promotional products industry (advertising specialties).

He was a member of the Professional Bowlers Association and the West Coast Bowlers Association.

Survivors include his wife, Charlene Roche of Downey; a son, Jeffry (Bonnie) Ginter of Downey; a daughter, Tracy Ginter of Bellflower; grandchildren Jeremy and Jared Ginter; brothers William (Patricia) of Texas, James (Lois) of Escondido, Thomas (Joann) of Missouri, Robert of Texas; and his mother, Myrtle Roche of Arizona.

For information, call the mortuary at 927-2644.


Gwendolyn Sahnow March mourned at age of 85

DOWNEY-No services will be held for Gwendolyn Sahnow March, who died Dec. 17.

A resident of Bellflower, she was 85, born June 13, 1911 in Minnesota.

Survivors include her husband, James March; her daughter, Sandra A. Nomura of Downey; a sister, Dolores Young; a grandson, James C. Wallis; and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.


Noted pharmacist Roman John Zweber is mourned

NEWPORT BEACH-A Funeral Mass was heard Dec. 28 at Our Lady Queen of Angels Church in Newport Beach for Roman John Zweber, pharmacist and co-founder of Zweber Apothecaries in Downey.

He lived in Corona Del Mar, and died Dec. 24.

He was 71, born the 10th of 12 children on his parents' dairy farm in Scott County, Minnesota, and graduated in 1943 from Lakeville, Minnesota, High School. He loved baseball all his life and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Pharmacy in 1947.

He opened Zweber Apothecary Shop at Third Street and La Reina Avenue with his brother, Harold, in 1954.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine; a son, Gary (and wife Cheryl); daughters Laurie Talbert (and her husband, Steve), Kathy Zweber, Patricia English (and her husband James); grandchildren Megan and Caitlin Talbert, Mathew and Victoria English of the Corona Del Mar area; brothers and sisters Lenore Christensen of Grants Pass, Oregon, Wilfred, Charles and Clinton of Lakeville, Minnesota, Harold of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Gloria Zweber of St. Paul, Minnesota.

He was preceded in death by sisters Josephine and Cecilia Zweber and brothers Vincent, Leroy and Emery.

Arrangements were by the Pacific View Mortuary.


Jay William Shanor had many interests

DOWNEY-Jay William Shanor, a longtime Downey resident, died Dec. 24.

Born in Youngstown, Ohio, Jan. 13, 1913, he grew up in western Pennsylvania and attended college at Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh where he studied mechanical engineering.

His education was interrupted by World War II, and he worked in the defense effort as general manager at Kobuta, the first artificial rubber company in the U.S.

Jay and his wife, Naomi, raised four children, Dawn Ann Wetzel, Jay William Shanor II, Margaret Sarah Cantelon, and Connie Mae Worsham.

After the war the family spent a short time in Michigan where he worked as a general contractor building fireplace chimneys.

He moved his family to Downey in 1959 and worked for Southwest Steel in Los Angeles for 15 years, retiring in 1975.

He was a skater, swimmer and bowling anchorman for many teams, and was involved in family activities. He loved to spend time at the pool teaching children to swim and dive, or at the Downey High tennis courts. He also loved to read and play the piano. He joined the Downey Masonic Lodge in 1970 and was a member of the Downey First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Naomi; four children; grandchildren Bonnie, John, Tawny, Larry, Kimberly, Carol, Kate, David, Susan, Brenda, Christi, Curtis, Kelli and Jason; 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.


Services and burial for Miguel 'Mike' Jaramillo

DOWNEY-Services were held Dec. 31 at the Downey 3rd Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for Miguel "Mike" Trejo Jaramillo, an area resident for 20 years (most recently in Downey), who died Dec. 27 in Norwalk of natural causes.

Born May 7, 1933 in San Antonio, Texas, he was a former foreman for U.S. Aluminum, and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruperto and Cruz Jaramillo.

Survivors include his son, John M. Jaramillo and his daughter, Caroline Cruz Vasquez, both of Downey; sisters Ruth Celestino of Texas, Maria Ochoa of Colorado, Lupe Grango of Illinois, Rachel Monsivais of Texas, Alice Diaz of Texas, Hope Molina of Colorado, and Irene Jaramillo of Texas; brother Robert Jaramillo of Massachusetts; and a grandson, Guillermo "Billy" Vasquez of Downey.

Burial followed at Park Lawn Memorial Park in Commerce. Arrangements were by the Allen-English & Estrada Funeral Service of Bell Gardens.


Friends, family mourn June P. Oleinik at 79

DOWNEY-A Funeral Mass will be heard today (Friday, Jan. 3) at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church for June P. Oleinik, a Downey resident for 30 years, who died Dec. 28 at Downey Community Hospital.

She was 79, born June 1, 1917 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and was a homemaker for 54 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George, in 1980.

Survivors include her daughters, Mary and Patty Oleinik of Downey; sons Robert (Nancy) of Anaheim, George (Lesley) of Sacramento, Thomas of Norwalk; sister Helen Peterson of Minnesota; and eight grandchildren.

The Rev. Fr. John Moloney, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.


Services set tomorrow for Jon Barnes Koshear

LONG BEACH-A Memorial Eucharist will be held tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 4) at 11 a.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Long Beach for Jon Barnes Koshear who grew up in Downey and graduated from Warren High School in 1980.

He died at the UCLA Medical Center Dec. 19 from complications caused by cancer.

He was born Sept. 7, 1962. Throughout his undergraduate years and even after graduation he worked at Disneyland. He was an accomplished vocalist, starting as a boy soprano with the California Boys Choir, and more recently sang as a tenor soloist at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Long Beach.

He earned a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from UCLA in 1984, and was employed as an engineer by Hughes Aircraft.

Survivors include his partner, Marc Hyatt; parents John and Babette Koshear; sisters Kathleen Mijatovich and Jeannine Koshear; brother-in-law Robert Mijatovich; and nephews Jeff Bennett and Kevin Mijatovich.

In lieu of flowers, he requested donations be made to the AIDS Project of Los Angeles, 1313 N. Vine St., Los Angeles, CA, 90028.
 

Dr. Stanley W. Bergreen mourned by many here

DOWNEY-Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 25, for Stanley W. Bergreen, a physician on the staff of both Downey Community Hospital and St. Francis Hospital, and a 35 year resident of Downey.

He was 73, born in Border, Wyoming, and died Jan. 18 in Tri City Medical Center in Vista.

He was a member of the Los Angeles County Medical Association, Downey Masonic Lodge No. 200, the Rotary and Kiwanis.

Survivors include two sons, Gary Bergreen of Corona, Stephen Bergreen of Yucaipa; a daughter, Barbara G. McBride of Gresham, Oregon; a brother, Dean Bergreen of Upland; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Masonic Lodge No. 220 of Downey officiated. Burial followed at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier.

Arrangements were by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.


Maria Alejandra Rosalino is mourned by many here

SOUTH GATE-A Funeral Mass was heard Thursday, Jan. 30 at St. Helen Catholic Church for Maria Alejandra Rosalino, a 34 year resident of South Gate and a homemaker for 50 years.

She was 83, born Nov. 23, 1913 in Durango, Mexico, and died at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo Jan. 23.

She was formerly of Los Angeles, and was preceded in death by her husband, William, who died in 1983.

Survivors include her son, Bill Rosalino of Coto de Caza; a daughter, Veronica McCullagh of South Gate; and six grandchildren.

The Rev. Father Jerome Bouska officiated. Burial followed at Holy Cross Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.


Anne Catherine Rexford is mourned at age of 68

DOWNEY-A Funeral Mass was heard Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church for Anne Catherine Rexford, a longtime Downey resident and a former senior accounting clerk for Los Angeles County for 15 years.

She was 68, born Nov. 30, 1928 in Binghampton, New York, and died Jan. 21 at Downey Community Hospital.

Survivors include her daughters, Valerie A. Spolksy of Downey, Seanne A. De Graff of Lompoc; a son, Brian Rexford of New York; a brother, Joseph Rexford and a sister, Joyce De Ritis of New York; and two grandchildren.

The Rev. Fr. John Moloney, pastor, officiated. Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City, New York.

Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.
 

Last rites are held for Charles R. Bell

DOWNEY-Funeral services were held Monday, July 28, at the Downey Zrelak Mortuary Chapel for Charles R. Bell, a Downey resident for 12 years and a former laborer and truck driver for 31 years, who died July 24 in Downey Community Hospital.

He was 70, born in Gardner, Massachusetts, Aug. 1, 1926, and was a U.S. Navy veteran who served in both World War II and Korea. He was a member of the Teamsters Union and Downey V.F.W. Post 2325.

Survivors include his wife, Francisca Bell of Downey; daughters Evelyn (Walther) Baca and Zully (Julio) Giunta of Downey, Elizabeth Djukanovich of Hawaii; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Downey V.F.W. Post 2325 officiated. Private cremation followed. Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.


Guadalupe (Lupe) Saenz Funeral Mass today

DOWNEY-A Funeral Mass is set at 1 p.m. today (Friday, Aug. 1) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church for Guadalupe (Lupe) Saenz, a Downey resident for six years, who died at her home July 28.

She was 88, born in Mexico, and was formerly of Los Alamitos.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Andres, in November, 1996.

Survivors include her daughters, Lupe Gilardy of Laguna Niguel, Lilia Arranaga, Belia Contraras; a son, Andres Saenz of Long Beach; a sister, Alicia Marquez of Montebello; 19 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Burial will follow at All Souls Cemetery in Long Beach.

Pastor, Rev. John Moloney will officiate. Arrangements are by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.


Sid Wingert mourned by many area residents

BELL GARDENS-Funeral services for Sid Wingert, a resident of La Mirada who died July 25 in Long Beach, were held Wednesday, July 30, at the Church of God in Bell Gardens.

He was retired and a former 35-year employee of Trico-Kobe where he was a plant supervisor.

He was 62, born Sept. 3, 1934 in Lancaster, Ohio.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn June Wingert; daughters Dawn Renee Molina and Rochelle Dany Wingert; sons Lance Burton Wingert and Chad Sidney Wingert; grandchildren Brandon Molina, Cortney Wingert, Kayla Wingert and Sierra Wingert; his father, the Reverend Bert C. Wingert; and sisters Janet Slattery and Elizabeth Ayers.

Burial followed at Memory Gardens Memorial Park in Brea. Arrangements were by the Allen-English & Estrada Funeral Service in Bell Gardens.


Clifford Charles Morris dead at 45 in Downey

DOWNEY-Funeral services for Clifford Charles Morris, a resident of Downey for 45 years, and a member of the Melodyland Christian Center, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5 at Melodyland in Anaheim.

He was 45, born in Bell, and died July 26 at Downey Community Hospital.

Survivors include his mother, Thelma Jean Morris; his sister, Kathryn Milligan; and his brother, Chester Alan Morris.

Friends may visit from 2 to 8 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Miller-Mies Mortuary Chapel in Downey.

Burial will be at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier.

Arrangements are by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.
 

Services tomorrow for Downey's Paula K. Wagy

DOWNEY-Memorial services will be held tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 6) at 9 a.m. at the Rose Hills Memorial Park Hillside Chapel for Paula K. Wagy, a longtime Downey resident and a former business partner in the Downey Strawberry Patch Crafts Shop.

Born Dec. 10, 1935 in Long Beach, she attended Downey Senior High School and was very active in coordinating high school reunions through the years.

She was an active member of the Downey Junior Women's Club.

Survivors include her husband, Jim; her mother, Rachel M. Horsley; brothers Jack C. Horsley of Pomona, John P. Horsley of San Diego; a sister, Judith Ann Banks of Scottsdale, Arizona; daughters Candy R. Wisterman of Long Beach, Joni L. Carl of Sherwood, Arizona; and three granddaughters, Adriane, Mackenzie and Rachel.

Her family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Paula Wagy Memorial, Downey City Library, P.O. Box 7015, Downey, CA 90241 for use in the children's library and literacy programs.


Friends, family grieve for Jennie Giordano at 89

DOWNEY-A Mass was heard at St. Raymond's Church Sept. 2 for Jennie Giordano, a Downey resident for 45 years and a homemaker, who died Aug. 28.

She was 89, born in Arizona, and was a member of St. Raymond's Church, the Downey Woman's Club, TOPS, Neighbors of Woodcraft, and the Navy Mothers.

Survivors include her daughter, Angie Hirnschall; son and daughter-in-law Nick and Vicky Giordano; daughter and son-in-law Rachel and John Grana; son-in-law Ralph Brigantino; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and two brothers, John and Frank Salerni.

Father Bob of St. Raymond's officiated. Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.


Etta S. Paulsen mourned by friends at age of 98

DOWNEY-A Vigil Service was held Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary Chapel for Etta S. Paulsen, a former 15 year resident of Downey, who died Aug. 28 in the Valle Vista Convalescent Home in Escondido.

A former resident of Huntington Park and Los Angeles, she was age 98 and was a former member of St. Matthias Court 948, C.D. of A; and was a past president of the Downey Senior Citizens group.

Survivors include her daughters, Rose Acuff of San Marcos, Charlotta Bramble of Oxnard; a son, Frederick Paulsen of Texas; 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Father John Moloney officiated. Burial followed at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.


Gladys M. Ruta dead at age of 67 in Downey

DOWNEY-A Funeral Mass was heard Thursday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church for Gladys M. Ruta, a 35-year Downey resident, who died in Downey Community Hospital Aug. 29.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., June 12, 1930, she was 67, and a former resident of San Diego.

Survivors include her husband, Edward (Ed) Ruta; and a sister, Dolores Valk of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Father John Moloney officiated. Burial followed at Riverside National Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.


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