Downey family rescued from Italian cruise ship

DOWNEY - A family of four from Downey are among the survivors from this weekend's cruise ship disaster that took place off the coast of Italy.Dean Ananias, 64, his wife, Georgia, 62, and their daughters Valerie, 31, and Cynthia, 23, were unhurt but "emotionally shaken," the L.A. Times reported. "The Ananias family members were among the last passengers to get off the ship...crawling down a hallway with only a life-vest strobe to light the way," the Times reported. The family is active at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Downey.

********** Published: January 19, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 40