Shirley Zrelak was longtime resident

DOWNEY - Shirley Ann Zrelak, a longtime Downey resident, passed away Feb. 6 in Sun City, Ariz. She was 80.She was born in San Bernardino on Oct. 15, 1929, to Vincent and Esther Woolsey. She enjoyed playing the piano and had hopes of playing professionally. She enjoyed shopping, reading and travel, and made many trips to destinations such as Rio, Germany and Japan. Zrelak belonged to Soroptimist International of Downey and the Catholic Daughters, and was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Zrelak, and daughter, Sandra Gaskill. She is survived by her family, including John Zrelak of The Dalles, Ore.; Kathy Parmaley, of Glendale, Ariz.; Tim Zrelak, of Downey; grandchildren, John, Joey, Dwayne, Dianna, Andrea, Laura, Devon and Aidan; three great-grandchildren; and other friends and family. Services will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. at Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary. Interment will take place at Riverside National Cemetery on Monday at 10 a.m.

********** Published: February 12, 2010 - Volume 8 - Issue 43