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Friends, family mourn Tony L. Sgroi at age 73

DOWNEY-Services were held July 21 at the Hillside Chapel of Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier for Tony L. Segroi, a resident of Downey for 42 years and a member of the Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists, who died July 16.

He was age 73, born Sept. 26, 1924, in Lynn, Massachusetts, and was an artist in the animation industry for 55 years. He took great pride and devotion to his craft.

Survivors include his wife, Nettie Sgroi; a daughter, Allison Sgroi of Monrovia; sons Paul Sgroi of Indianapolis, John Sgroi of West Los Angeles; three grandchildren, Phillip, Andrew and Larissa; and a brother, John P. Sgroi of Banning.

The Rev. John Smyser of the Downey First Baptist Church officiated. Burial followed at Rose Hills Memorial Park.

Dorothy Louise Everett Zanercik mourned here

DOWNEY-Services were held at home for Dorothy Louise Zanercik, who came to Downey in 1946, and who died July 6 at the Downey home of her daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Steven Pinizzotto.

She was born March 6, 1923, in Spokane, Washington. After college she became the private secretary to the Naval Commander of Terminal Island, Long Beach, during World War II. She married her husband, John, April 12, 1944, and they moved to Downey in 1946.

After her husband's death in August, 1994, she moved to Lake Havasu, Arizona. Her daughter, Joann lives there with her son-in-law, Mark Yardley.

In February, due to illness, she returned to Downey to live with her daughter, Diane and family.

Survivors include four children, Diane, Johnny, Jerry and Joann; 10 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. One grandchild, Alexandria Pinizzotto, had flown from Vermont to be with her after graduating from Castleton State College. One grandson, Michael Zanercik, is in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Father Stephen from St. Raymond's Church officiated.

It was her wish to be cremated and taken out to sea to join her husband.

Janet Frances Uhl laid to rest at 79

DOWNEY-A Funeral Mass was heard Wednesday, July 29, at Saint Raymond's Catholic Church for Janet Frances Uhl, a 35-year resident of Downey.

Born in Rulo, Nebraska, Jan. 29, 1919, she was 79, and was a former resident of Bell Gardens.

Survivors include her husband, Francis J. Uhl; her sons, William of Whittier, Robert of Forest Falls, California; her daughter, Mary Nelson of Orange Park, Florida; a brother, William O'Camb of Arcadia; a sister, Bernadette of Mount Shasta; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Father Steve Davoren officiated. Burial followed at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.

Memorial services for William Richard Hay

DOWNEY-Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. today (Friday, July 31) at the Miller-Mies Mortuary, for William Richard Hay, a 40 year Downey resident and a former employee of Standard Steel, U.S. Filter, who died July 27 in Whittier.

He was 71, born in Barre, Vermont, and was a member of the Reorganized Church of the Latter-day Saints.

Survivors include his wife, Josephine; daughters Dianne and Lillian; a son, Steven; a daughter-in-law, Laura; and grandchildren Audrey, Morgan and Ian.

Dino Maisano will officiate. Arrangements are by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.

Services today for Andreas Tillman, 83

DOWNEY-Services are today (Friday, July 31) at 10 a.m. at St. Stephen Church in Los Angeles for Andreas Tillman, a former employee at Standard Cabinet Works and a 20 year resident of Downey, who died July 27 in Kaiser Hospital in Bellflower.

He was 83, born in Austria, and was a member of St. Stephen Church.

Survivors include his wife, Katharina Tillman; his son, Frank Tillman; his daughter, Katharina Tillman; a grandson, Robert Coleman; two brothers and two sisters.

The Rev. Herman Joseph Rettig will officiate. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Miller-Mies Mortuary of Downey.

Services pending for Robert Reed Ramlose

DOWNEY-Services are pending for Robert Reed Ramlose, 73, a 43 year resident of Downey and a former 30 year audio/visual salesman for the Sony Corp., who died at Downey Community Hospital July 28.

He was born in Elsinore, Utah, was a veteran of the U.S. Army and World War II, and was a former resident of South Gate.

Survivors include his children, James Kent Ramlose of Altadena; Robert M. Ramlose of Laguna Beach, Richard Roux of Anaheim, James Christopher Ramlose of Topanga, Daniel Ramlose of Illinois, Robert Coleman of Carpenteria and Keith King of Downey; a foster daughter, Kissy Lindler of Downey; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mary Lou Hamilton of Malibu; and his longtime companion, Katharina Tillman.

Arrangements are by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.

Mass heard Wednesday for William D. (Bill) Holland

DOWNEY-A Memorial Mass will be heard Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church for William D. (Bill) Holland, a 48-year resident of Downey and the technical service director of the A.Q.M.D. for 34 years.

Born in Superior, Nebraska, he was 73, and died at his home July 28.

He was formerly of Pomona, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 3697, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church where he was a eucharistic minister.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia, in 1983.

Survivors include his children, Dave Holland of North Hollywood, Thomas Holland of Orange, Mary Moffitt of Reseda, Maureen Holland of Downey; brothers John J. of Orinda, and Robert W. of Downey; five grandchildren and Aunt Helen Wysong of Alhambra.

The Rev. Father Peter Coffey will officiate. Burial will follow at All Souls Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary of Downey.

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