DOWNEY - Joe Ray Alcon, a decorated World War II veteran, passed away April 12. He was 84.Alcon was born in New Mexico and served in the Army during World War II. He was a PFC Rifleman and was awarded three Bronze Battle Stars, a Presidential Citation, a Good Conduct Medal, and a WWII Victory Medal. He lived in Downey for 23 years. Alcon is survived by his wife, Michelle Alcon; and nine children, Lance, Nathan, John, Mark, Jake, Ray, Michelle, Vanessa and Vianca. A funeral service was held yesterday at Linaje Escojido Church in Downey.
********** Published: April 17, 2009 - Volume 7 - Issue 52