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Downey – Porfirio Flores Jr. was born in Los Angeles, California. When he was in the 1st grade, his family moved to the Maywood strip of Huntington Park where Porfirio attended Fishburn Avenue School, Nimitz Junior High and, Bell High School.
Porfirio moved to Montebello when he attended College. He earned his Associate of Arts Degree in Journalism and served as the Editiorial Director of the East Los Angeles Campus News, as well as being a winning member of ELAC’s Debate Team.
When Diabetes began to sap Porfirio’s strength, he operated his own computer graphics business, Media Manipulators, in Montebello. Porfirio moved to Downey in 2000 to assist his mother, Norma Landa Flores, in the care and maintenance of their apartments on Western Avenue.
Porfirio’s diabetic condition grew worse year by year until he was admitted to the Downey Regional Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit with heart, lung and kidney complications brought on by his longtime struggle with diabetes.
Porfirio is survived by his mother Norma Landa Flores, his father Porfirio Flores, his devoted brother and caretaker until the end, Vincent Flores, his sister Norma Louise Flores and his admiring nephew, Daniel Alejandro Flores-Dorsey.
After his cremation, a memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 13, from 1-2 p.m. at the Rainbow Chapel in Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, California.
Published: May 8, 2014 – Volume 13 – Issue 04