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DOWNEY – Yolanda Mattei Rushing passed away peacefully in her home in Santa Paula on Oct. 24.
Her father, Caesar Mattei, an Italian immigrant, was known as the “Music Man” in Downey due to his many years conducting local bands and for instructing hundreds of music students.
Rushing was a graduate of Downey High School, class of 1945.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Robert Rushing, who graduated from Downey High School in 1944; sister, Yvonne Mattei Toney; sister and brother-in-law, Lois Jean Mattei Fults (husband Jon); brother-in-law Charles Rushing plus sons Mel and Scott Rushing and their families.
A memorial service will be held in Santa Paula on Dec. 10. For details, contact Scott Rushing at email@example.com.
Published: November 10, 2011 – Volume 10 – Issue 30