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Journalist Walter Rosebrock dies at 90

DOWNEY – Walter A. Rosebrock, a former Downey newspaper reporter, died Dec. 14 at his home in Santa Maria, Calif. Rosebrock was born March 29, 1923 in St. […]

Dr. Helen Hislop, influential physical therapist, mourned

Former director of physical thereapy at Rancho hospital dies at 84.

Rita Eleanor Todd mourned

DOWNEY – Rita Eleanor (Gress) Todd passed away Nov. 10 in La Habra at the age of 92. She was born Aug. 12, 1921 in Seneca, Kans., to […]

Carol Beradelli passes away

DOWNEY — Carol Beradelli died peacefully Dec. 13 at the age of 83. She was born Feb. 15, 1930 in Pittsburgh, one of five daughters, to Frank and […]

Norma Jean Peterson

December 20, 1928 - December 9, 2013

John David Olsen passes away

DOWNEY – John David Olsen passed away peacefully Nov. 25 at his home in Bozeman, Mont., after several years of declining health. He was born Aug. 28, 1968 […]

Fionnuala Anderson mourned

DOWNEY – Family and friends of Fionnuala Clare Anderson will gather at the Rio Hondo Event Center this Monday, Dec. 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to […]

Michael Axton mourned

DOWNEY – Michael Axton, born in Downey and recently living in Olathe, Kans., died Dec. 2 at the Kansas City Hospice House. He was 76. He is survived […]

John Tolle mourned

DOWNEY – Downey resident John Tolle passed away from Parkinson’s disease and old age on Nov. 9. Born Aug. 6, 1915, he grew up in Abingdon, Ill., working […]

Josephine Eve Tirado

June 23, 1921 - November 9, 2013

Services set for teacher Mark Child

DOWNEY – A memorial service will take place Saturday for Mark Allan Child, a Downey High School English teacher who died unexpectedly Nov. 8. Child was born in […]

Oliver Bennett, decorated veteran, dies

DOWNEY – Oliver “Ollie” Nelson Bennett, a Downey resident since 1984, passed away at home Oct. 22 at age 89. He was born May 4, 1924 in Huntington […]

Christopher Kutlu mourned

DOWNEY – Christopher Robert Kutlu, 29, passed away Nov. 7. He was born in Bellflower but raised in Downey, attending Griffiths Middle School and Warren High School. He […]

George Peter "Pete" Stone

August 12, 1934 to November 9, 2013

Services announced for Kenneth Drake, 95

DOWNEY – Memorial services for Kenneth Drake will be held Friday, Nov. 15, at Church of Christ in Downey starting at 11 a.m. The church’s address is 8321 […]

Longtime resident Ruth Cwynar passes away at 96

DOWNEY – Ruth May Cwynar, a longtime resident of Downey, passed away Nov. 1 at the Posada Whittier assisted living facility where she resided for the last six […]

Mae Adele Haiden

May 11, 1923 to October 8, 2013

James 'Bill' Hawkins passes away

DOWNEY – James W. “Bill” Hawkins passed away from cancer on Oct. 14 at the Hospice House in Whittier. He was born May 27, 1928 in Los Angeles. […]

Maria Martinez mourned

DOWNEY – Downey resident Maria S. Martinez, a wife, mother and grandmother who belonged to Calvary Chapel of Downey, passed away Oct. 3 at age 74. A homemaker, […]

James Francis Patterson

May 22, 1920 to October 9, 2013