DOWNEY - Paul J. Riccobon, a former longtime resident of Downey, passed away Nov. 11 at St. Jude's Hospital in Fullerton after a short illness.He was born May 2, 1920 in New York. He moved to California in 1946 with his wife Elizabeth and they settled in Downey in 1957, where they lived until Elizabeth passed away in 1998. Riccobon established his own printing and office supply business, Riccobon & Co., in the Santa Fe Springs area. He was an active member of Downey Elks Lodge 2020, where he was a past exalted ruler. He was also active in his church, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, and was involved with Rotary Club. He ran for Downey City Council in the early 70s and later served on the city's board of Parks and Recreation. An avid boater, he captained his boat, the "Carmen Maria," to many destinations, including Alaska and Mexcio. Riccobon twice steered his boat to Hawaii as an escort vessel on the Trans-Pacific Yacht race. He was a past commodore of the Fourth of July Yacht Club and belonged to the Long Beach Yacht Club. In 1999, Riccobon married Dorothy Hynes and moved to La Habra Heights, where he became an active member of the Los Compadres Men's Club. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; four daughters, Jeannette Haberman, Susan Simon, Linda Martinelli and Lisa Garrison; son, Paul J.G. Riccobon; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his wife's family, including daughters Tara and Cindy, daughter-in-law Connie, and five grandchildren. Funeral services and interment will take place today at Queen of Heaven Chapel and Cemetery in Rowland Heights beginning at 11 a.m.
********** Published: November 20, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 31