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Donald L. Hollister, long time resident of Downey, passed away peacefully on March 19, 2013, at the age of 89. Born in Hollywood, California on November 18, 1923, he graduated from Hollywood High School. He served on the USS Pennsylvania during WWII from 1943-1945. Upon discharge from the Navy, he married the love of his life, Valerie “June” whom he met on a blind date. His family moved from Hollywood to Downey in 1956 and he became involved in many community activities. He belonged to the American Legion, the Exchange Club of Downey, served as President for 2 consecutive terms, and was on the Board of Directors of the Exchange Club Family Support Center.
Don loved family activities and enjoyed living close to Furman Park. He & June always attended the Wednesday night “Concert in the Park” where they would meet up with many of their friends. Throughtout his life, he also loved traveling, square dancing with the Downey Hoedowners, bowling & golf.
In 2007, they moved to Phoenix, Arizona, to be closer to their daughter.
Don is survived by his wife of 66 years, June; son, Bruce, and his wife, Cathe, of Virginia; daughter, Donna, and her husband, Randy, of Arizona; brother, Robert, of California; 5 grandchildren & 3 great-grandchildren.
Private services to be held.
Published: March 28, 2013 – Volume 11 – Issue 50