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Michael Bakel dies at 64

BELLFLOWER – Michael R. Bakel, 64, a former exalted ruler of the Bellflower Elks before moving away to Bullhead City where he lived the past 10 years, passed […]

Local Obituaries

Irma Annette Garza-Garcia, 52 of Pico Rivera, died March 8. She was born on March 10, 1962 to Adelina Rojas and Severino Garza in Los Angeles. Irma was […]

October 26, 1932 to March 1, 2015
Frank Szechy

Loving husband, father and grandfather. Frank touched the hearts of all who knew him. Born in Hungary, Frank emigrated to Canada in 1956 and came to California in […]

Jack Dow, retired principal, mourned

NORWALK – Jack (John) Allan Dow, a retired school principal in La Mirada and Norwalk, died Jan. 6, his family recently announced. Jack was born Nov. 20, 1930, […]

June 9, 1935 to March 5, 2015
Janet Bradshaw Clark

Janet Bradshaw Clark, over 40 year Downey resident, passed away on March 5, 2015 at the age of 79, after suffering complications from a stroke. “Mrs. Clark” as […]

Herbert ‘Tud’ Goepel mourned

SANTA FE SPRINGS – Herbert Charles Goepel, also known among his family as “Tud”, passed away peacefully on Feb. 13 at age 99. He was born on Aug. […]

Beverly Vinson dies at 88

DOWNEY – Former Downey resident Beverly Vinson passed away peacefully Feb. 9 after a long battle with cancer. She was 88. She was born April 23, 1926 and […]

April 7, 1943 to January 17, 2015
Esther A. Uva

Esther A. Uva passed away January 17, 2015, with her family by her side. Esther Uva was born on April 7, 1943 to Pasquale and Marie Terrameo in […]

August 17th, 1942 to February 18th, 2015
Nancy Lou (Hartmann) Spilsbury

Nancy Lou (Hartmann) Spilsbury was born August 17th, 1942 in Milwaukee Wisconsin. She passed from this life February 18th, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, […]

In Memory of Harriett Paine

Harriett Paine passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on February 21. She lived in Downey since 1952. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and […]

Joyce Sok mourned

DOWNEY – Joyce Marie Sok, 84, passed away Feb. 14 in Downey after a long illness with complications of pneumonia. She was born in Prairie County, Ark., July […]

August 25, 1919 to January 28, 2015
Beverly Jane Willick

Beverly Jane Kernohan Willick died peacefully in her sleep January 28, 2015. She was born August 25, 1919, in Minneapolis, MN, and moved to Los Angeles with her […]

Edward Todd, youth volunteer, mourned

DOWNEY – Downey native Edward Todd, of Burbank, died Feb. 5 after a battle with cancer. He was 56. He was born in Lynwood on Nov. 7, 1958 […]

Remembrance service Saturday for Larry Lockhart

DOWNEY – Downey resident Laurence “Larry” Dean Lockhart died peacefully Feb. 11 with his wife at his side. He was born Feb. 25, 1952 in Teaneck, NJ to […]

Donald Burns, resident and volunteer, passes away

DOWNEY – Donald L. Burns passed away Jan. 22 with his family by his side. Born Dec. 1, 1939 to Paul and Marguerite Burns in Glendale, Don grew […]

Raymundo Escarciga mourned

DOWNEY – Raymundo “Ray” Escarciga passed away Jan. 27 surrounded by his family. He was 80. Born in El Paso, Tex. on Oct. 11, 1934 to the late […]

Elvia DeLeon passes away

DOWNEY – Longtime Downey resident Elvia DeLeon passed away last week with her family at her side. DeLeon was a parishioner at OLPH Catholic Church in Downey, and […]

Don Cook passes away at 90

DOWNEY –Donald (Don) Cook, a Downey resident for more than 60 years, passed away peacefully at his home Feb. 3. Although in his 90th year, Cook had never […]

September 14, 1922 to January 1, 2015
Ralph Francis Osterbauer

Ralph Francis Osterbauer, 92, Downey resident of more than sixty years, passed away peacefully at home on January 1, 2015. He lived a life exemplified by Christian faith […]

Robert Stiles services are Saturday

DOWNEY – A memorial service for Robert “Lee” Stiles will be held at 1 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 7, at the First Congregational Church of Long Beach. For […]