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December 2, 1954 to May 2, 2014
Paul James Gurrola

Paul James Gurrola, 59, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014 at his home in Mesa. Paul was born at Downey Community Hospital in Downey, […]

Richard Aguilera services set for May 17

DOWNEY – Downey resident Richard Aguilera, born Oct. 6, 1962, passed away on May 4. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mary Aguilera, and […]

April 14, 1957 to May 1, 2014
Porfirio Flores Jr.

Downey – Porfirio Flores Jr. was born in Los Angeles, California. When he was in the 1st grade, his family moved to the Maywood strip of Huntington Park […]

Kathleen Reuter mourned

DOWNEY – Downey resident Kathleen Reuter died April 19 with her daughters at her side. She moved to Downey in the early 1960s and successfully operated Downey Business […]

Paul Minnig dies at 87

DOWNEY – Paul Minnig, a longtime resident of Downey, passed away peacefully at his residence this month at age 87. A pioneer and innovator in the early days […]

Services held for Rosemary Meyer

DOWNEY – Rosemary Meyer, a longtime Downey resident heavily involved with Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, died April 11. She was born Oct. 26, 1935 to Florence […]

WWII veteran Clyde Griffin passes away

DOWNEY – Clyde Orlando Griffin, a veteran of the World War II European Campaign, died April 15. He was 93. Griffin was born June 25, 1920 and lived […]

Garde,  Margaret “Peggy”, 83, beloved sister, aunt and frie
Margaret Garde mourned

DOWNEY – Margaret “Peggy” Garde, a longtime volunteer at the Downey library and hospital, died March 31 surrounded by family. She was 83. Peggy was born May 3, […]

February 8, 1952 to April 9, 2014
Gary Wayne Zollman

Gary Wayne Zollman died on Wednesday April 9, 2014 from injuries sustained in a motor  vehicle accident in Downey, California. Gary was born on February 8, 1952 in […]

Jimmy Lagousis, owner of Jim’s Burgers, passes away

DOWNEY – Jimmy Spyros Lagousis, owner of Jim’s Burgers on Firestone Boulevard in west Downey, died March 27, the family announced. He passed away at his Downey home, […]

Juanita Llamas: saying goodbye to family’s queen

Mexican grandmother is survived by nearly 200 relatives.

Ardys Halterman, former teacher

DOWNEY – Ardys Lorraine Halterman passed away peacefully March 6 at her home in Downey where she resided since 1953.She was 85. A small graveside service and burial […]

Jeanie Harman was active in local theater

DOWNEY – Longtime Downey resident Jeanie Harman passed away peacefully April 2, her 95th birthday. She was born on April Fool’s Day 1919 to Josephine and John Ettore […]

Benny Colon, Christian music producer

DOWNEY – Born to Juan M. Colon and Lupe S. Colon on Jan. 7, 1952, Benjamin “Benny” Gilbert Colon passed away April 1. He is survived by his […]

Florence Bitticks passes away

DOWNEY – Florence Viola Aaby Bitticks, 96, died in Santa Rosa, Calif., on March 21. She was born in Rock Dell, Minn., on Dec. 29, 1917 to Martin […]

Civic leader Priscilla Dunnum passes away

DOWNEY – Priscilla Ann McKinney Dunnum, a longtime resident and attorney in Downey, passed away in her home March 22. She was born Dec. 13, 1921 and grew […]

December 22, 1923 to March 15, 2014
Abraham (A. T.) Jerry Apidgian

Longtime Downey resident, Abraham (A.T.) Jerry Apidgian, of Huntington Beach, California, passed away at age 90 on March 15, 2014, peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving […]

WWII veteran Robert Whitney mourned

DOWNEY – Robert Paul (Bob) Whitney, who lived in Downey for most of 87 years, passed away March 4. He was born Nov. 10, 1925 in Long Beach […]

October 31, 1928 to February 23, 2014
Bill Orndorff

Bill Orndorff 85, died peacefully at home in Downey on 2/23/2014. He served active duty in the Korean War and was interred at Riverside National Cemetary. Bill worked […]

Roscoe Ralph Schaffert

Roscoe Ralph Schaffert, a long-time resident of Downey, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2014 of natural causes. Roscoe graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1942 […]