DOWNEY - Albert Leroy "Roy" Cain, 89, died at home with his family in Downey on Feb. 1, following a battle with cancer.Cain was born Dec. 31, 1920 in Longford, Kans. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corp during World War II. He was stationed throughout the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, participated in numerous battles and campaigns, and received awards which included the Philippine Liberation Medal with two Bronze Stars. He also served in the Korean War and attained the rank of Sergeant First Class. Cain married Margaret Otero on Feb. 15, 1948 in Los Angeles. He was a member of the Meat Cutter's Union for more than 30 years and worked in various markets throughout the greater Los Angeles area. He was a member of the Downey Elks Lodge and Disabled American Veterans Association Chapter 156 located in Downey. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; and sons, Kenneth and Roy Douglas. He is survived by his daughters, Terri Cain and Julee Schrader; grandchildren, Megan Schrader, Jeffrey Cain, Ryan Schrader, Patrick Schrader and Jake Cain; sister, Karen Brewster; as well as nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Visitation will be at 5 p.m. today at the Downey Zrelak Mortuary. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Calvary Cemetery located at 4201 Whittier Blvd. in Los Angeles. Burial with military honors will immediatley follow the Mass. A luncheon reception will follow the burial at the Downey Elks Lodge. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations in Cain's name to the Vitas Hospice (www.vitascharityfund.org).
********** Published: February 5, 2010 - Volume 8 - Issue 42