Neftali Cruz passes away at 70

DOWNEY - Longtime Downey resident Neftali C. Cruz, known to his family and friends as "Tali," passed away Dec. 1. He was 70.He was born June 7, 1939 in Manila, Philippines to Alfredo and Felicidad. He was highly-involved with the Catholic Church and served as a Sacristan. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Sonia; children; and friends. Services were held in his honor Dec. 5 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Services were entrusted to Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.

********** Published: December 11, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 33