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Evdakia Sergieff mourned

DOWNEY – Evdakia Sergieff, 87, passed away quietly at home on Dec. 16. Born March 3, 1927 in Russia, daughter of the late Feodor and Evdakia Sergieff, she […]

September 22, 1936 to December 5, 2014
Colleen Roberta Lumley

Colleen Roberta Lumley, age 78, of Downey, CA, passed away December 5, 2014.  She was a very  loving devoting mother, grandmother, sister and friend, always putting others before […]

March 29, 1936 to December 4, 2014
Hugh Thomas Hoskins

Hugh Thomas Hoskins, 78, a longtime resident of Downey, California passed away on Thursday December 4, 2014. Hugh was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on March 29, 1936 to […]

Colleen Lumley mourned

DOWNEY – Downey resident Colleen Roberta Lumley, born Sept. 22, 1935, passed away Dec. 5. She was 78. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leona and […]

Linda Gatlin passes away

DOWNEY – Linda Susan Gatlin (Walker Leonard-Strain), of Downey, passed away from a heart attack early in the morning of Dec. 5 at the age of 60. She […]

July 6, 1938 to November 24, 2014
Louis Lemus Castillo

A fifty year resident of Downey, Louis Lemus Castillo, 76, entered into eternal life on Nov. 24, 2014, at his home surrounded by family. Born on July 6, […]

Richard Elliott Sr. mourned

DOWNEY – Richard “Mr. Purple” Elliott Sr., born Oct. 1, 1944 in Detroit, Mich., the son of Robert Lem and Daisy Mae Elliott, died Nov. 11. The second […]

Maximus Jacob Presta

Maximus Jacob Presta, born 16 weeks early on Feb. 20, died Friday at Kaiser Permanente hospital in Downey. He was 9 months old. Maximus weighed only 1 lb. […]

James Rodney Shull

James (Jim) Rodney Shull passed away with adoring family members at his bedside late in the afternoon on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Downey PIH Hospital. Jim was […]

Joan De Munbrun, WWII veteran, dies at 101

WHITTIER – Joan Christine Schwochert De Munbrun, one of the first women to enlist in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II, died Nov. 2 at age […]

January 22, 1947 to November 5, 2014
Richard Andrew Sharpe

Richard Andrew Sharpe, 67, was born in New York, New York on January 22, 1947 and passed away in Los Angeles, California on November 5, 2014. Richard was […]

Frances Zurek passes away

DOWNEY – Frances Mary Zurek, born in Foley, Minn., on Jan. 25, 1922, the seventh of 10 children born to John Zawacki Sr. and Mary Markowski, died Oct. […]

Evelyn Busch dies at 96

DOWNEY – Two months shy of her 97th birthday, Evelyn Busch passed away peacefully Oct. 20 at PIH Downey with her daughter at her side. Evelyn and her […]

Joanne Mahr mourned

DOWNEY – Joanne Ellen Mahr passed away Oct. 25 after a battle with cancer. Mahr was the daughter of Benjamin and Dorothy Miller. She was born July 26, […]

Antonia Thomas passes away

DOWNEY – Antonia Emmanuel Thomas passed away at PIH Hospital in Downey on Oct. 19 after a long illness she had battled this past year. She was born […]

Services Saturday for Diane Wynn

DOWNEY – Diane Wynn, a resident of Bellflower, a retired elementary school teacher in the Paramount Unified School District, and a longtime member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church […]

Vivian Rice mourned

DOWNEY – Vivian Marie Myers Rice passed Oct. 16. She was born in Ravenna, Ohio on March 26, 1924. She moved to Maywood when she was 21 and […]

September 17, 1922 to September 8, 2014
Deloris Evelyn Peterson

DELORIS EVELYN PETERSON, 91, of Downey, California, died on Monday, September 8, 2014, at Long Beach Community Hospital in Long Beach, California. She was born September 17, 1922, […]

April 13, 1936 to October 21, 2014
Stuart J. Finck

Stuart Finck, Retired Police Captain, Mourned. Stuart J. Finck, age 78, died on October 21, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, from complications following ulcer surgery. Stuart Jon Finck was born […]

October 23, 1939 to October 10, 2014
Frederick Dickinson

October 23, 1939 – October 10, 2014 Frederick Dickinson passed away on Friday October 10th 2014; it was very sudden without warning from a major heart attack at […]