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Mark Jon Guastella, age 53, of Downey, California, passed away on Wednesday, October 3, 2012. Mark is survived by his loving wife Elizabeth Guastella, daughter Madison Guastella, sons Matthew and Mitchell Guastella. Mark has three siblings, Michael Guastella, Marilyn Klunder, and Anthony Guastella. Mark graduated from Warren High School, Downey in 1977 where he lettered in basketball all three years. After high school, Mark pursued his X-Ray Technologist degree at Cypress College and started his career in June, 1980 in the radiology department of Kaiser Hospital, Bellflower. Mark had a passion for patient care and loved the camaraderie of the physicians, nurses, technologists, and staff at the hospital. As a result, Mark remained at Kaiser for his entire career and distinguished himself by rising to the position of lead technologist. Also, Mark was awarded the "Brightest Star Award for Kaiser Permanente" in 2011 for his outstanding service to the hospital. Mark loved all sports and was an active member of the Los Coyotes Country Club where he pursued his passion for both golf and for being with his golf buddies. Also, Mark was an avid softball player and enjoyed boating and waterskiing at the Colorado River with his family and friends. Vigil services will be held on Friday, October 12th at 5:00 pm at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 10727 S Downey Ave. Downey, CA 90241 with funeral mass held at 8:00 am on Saturday October 13th at the church. Arrangements are being made through Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary; 10229 Paramount Blvd, Downey, CA 90241.
Published: October 4, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 25