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Sylvia Hall was hospital volunteer

DOWNEY – Sylvia Hall, a former volunteer in the Physical Therapy Department at Downey Community Hospital, passed away July 22 at PIH Health in Whittier. She was 75. […]


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Maria Garaduno leaves 3 kids

DOWNEY – Funeral services will take place Monday for Maria Garaduno, who died unexpectedly July 17 at age 43. She worked at the Downey YMCA and was a […]


June 16, 1920 to July 18, 2014
Mary Alice Taylor

Born in Quincy, ILL. on June 16, 1920 passed away on July 18, 2014 of natural causes in Downey, CA with family at her side. Mary just celebrated […]


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Raoul ‘Ray’ Hoeschen was community volunteer

DOWNEY – Raoul John “Ray” Hoeschen, a member of the Downey Elks Lodge, died peacefully at home July 22. He was born in Minnesota to Herman and Evelyn […]


Stella Armas mourned

DOWNEY – Stella Marie Armas, born in Los Angeles on Nov. 1, 1924, passed away June 18. She was raised in Los Angeles with her family (one sister […]


October 22, 1921 to June 6, 2014
Frances Ruth Gillett

Frances Ruth Gillett passed away June 6, 2014. She was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on October 22, 1921. A resident of Downey for 50 years then moved to […]


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Franklin O’Brien mourned

DOWNEY – Franklin (Frank) O’Brien, 82, passed away June 25 at his Downey home. He was born Oct. 12, 1931 in Lynn, Mass. He lived and raised his […]


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Longtime resident Gerri Emmi mourned

DOWNEY – Geraldine “Gerri” Emmi, a longtime resident of Downey, died peacefully in her sleep on June 30. She is survived by her mother, Nicolina Emmi of Downey, […]


May 7, 1954 to July 21, 2014
Anthony Leonardo Baca

Anthony Leonardo Baca, age 60, passed away July 21, 2014 in Dallas, TX. He was born May 7, 1954 in Los Angeles, CA. Anthony was the second child […]


January 31, 1919 to July 14, 2014
Roy V. Asmus

Roy V. Asmus, a pillar of several communities and much beloved figure in the civil and community activities of Bell Gardens and Montebello, passed away quietly at Downey […]


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Harvey Zaricor mourned

DOWNEY – Downey native Harvey Gordon Zaricor passed away July 11 after suffering a massive stroke June 28. He was 58. Born Nov. 20, 1955, he attended Meadow […]


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Dorothy McFall was volunteer, teacher

DOWNEY – Dorothy Jane Wells McFall, a former volunteer with local theater groups, passed away July 8 at Washington Township Hospital in Fremont. Born in Chicago on Feb. […]


Dale Eckert was veteran, aerospace worker

DOWNEY – Dale Ronald Eckert, born July 31, 1943 in St. Louis, passed away July 3 at Lakewood Regional Medical Center of heart disease. His family moved here […]


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Rick Stoneberg mourned

DOWNEY – Rick Stoneberg passed away in Sun City, Calif. on June 30. He was born Jan. 1, 1953 in North Field, Min.. and lived in Downey for […]


071014-03-02
William Landsdale developed Stonewood Center

DOWNEY – William “Bit Landsdale, a Southern California land developer and real estate/oil and gas investor, died at Los Alamitos Medical Center on June 27 after battling a […]


February 28, 1928 to June 16, 2014
Marilyn Lee Royce

DOWNEY:  Marilyn Lee (Denton) Royce passed away June 16, 2014. She was born in Bell, California on Feb. 28, 1928 and lived in Downey for over 60 years. […]


September 19, 1935 to June 14, 2014
Barbara Jean Bale

Barbara Jean Bale, 78, was born in Oklahoma City, OK on September 19, 1935 and passed away in La Mirada, CA on June 14, 2014. Barbara was previously […]


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Shannon Rafferty passes away

DOWNEY – Shannon Kevin Rafferty, born April 18, 1950 in Bellflower to the late Patrick Francis Rafferty and Lillian Maureen Chatham, died June 17 at the Stonehenge care […]


062614-08-02
Funeral Friday for Sheila Nicholas

DOWNEY – Sheila Thornton Nicholas, born April 27, 1960, died June 18. She was the mother of Jonathan, Jenna and William, and wife of Pat Nicholas. Funeral services […]


Jeanne Ohlemacher

March 24, 1924 - June 8, 2014