DOWNEY - Marcelle Harman, a Downey resident for more than 25 years, passed away Aug. 5 in Modesto. She was 89.She was born Marcelle Josephine Sarlin on May 12, 1920 in Huntington Park. She was an alumnus of Bell High School and Compton College. Harman was a longtime parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Downey and was active in the Women's Guild until her move to Modesto almost eight years ago. She also volunteered in the gift shop at Downey Regional Medical Center, with more than 16,500 hours of service to her credit. She is survived by her daughters, Patricia and Teresa; son, Roger; grandchildren, Philip, Susan, Danny, Heather and Dominique; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Megan and Ryland; and their extended families. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, in 1986. A viewing will be held Monday from 5-8 p.m., with a Rosary at 7 p.m., at Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary. A funeral Mass is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. A private burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the Alzheimer's Association.
********** Published: August 14, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 17