Mel Baldivia was WWII veteran

DOWNEY – Mel G. Baldivia, a father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away Saturday, April 29, at the age of 97. 

He was born May 24,1919 in Calvillo, Mexico. He served in WWII as part of the USMC First Division Marines stationed in the Pacific. 

He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Theresa, and is survived by his daughters Barbara Rood, Pat Baldivia and son Robert David Baldivia, two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. 

A rosary and visitation was held May 17, with chapel services May 18 at All Souls Cemetery in Long Beach.