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Christine Marie Boss

July 16, 1974 - October 19, 2021

Christine Marie Reilly was born on July 16, 1974 at Downey Community Hospital. Her parents were Gerald and Joyce Reilly. Her father had died in January. Joyce and Christy made their home in Bellflower. Christy attended St. Bernard School in Bellflower, and then St. Joseph High School in Lakewood. She taught CCD classes and helped start Confirmation and Youth Ministry programs at St....
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Marylyn Midgley

June 9, 1932 - January 26, 2019

Norma Marylyn Jackson was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday, June 9, 1932, to Floyd Clegg and Norma Sessions Jackson. An only child until she was seven, she knew the love and devotion of her parents. Shortly before her 7th birthday, her family was blessed with the birth of her sister, Karen Kay. She grew up on Alden Street, just a block down the street from the Midgley family and she...
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Gloria Doreen Egger

March 28, 1929 - January 31, 2017

Our dear Gloria was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania in the early spring of 1929, to Marjorie Jesse (Nicholds) Ewing, an immigrant from England and Thomas Edison Ewing, of Canada. When Gloria was quite young, the family moved to Los Angeles, California, where they settled in the Leimert Park area. She graduated from St. Mary's Academy. Always a fashionable dresser, Gloria loved clothing and...
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Wayne Paul Miller

February 4, 1954 - January 11, 2017

Wayne Paul Miller was born on February 4, 1954 in Kansas City, Missouri to Wayne and Jeanette Rose Molle Miller. Paul played baseball in his youth, and his dad was his coach. He also enjoyed many family vacations. He was a wonderful son and brother. He graduated from Winnetonka High School and attended Maplewoods Community College, in Kansas City, where he played baseball. In 1979, Paul...
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Stephen Keith Workman

November 26, 1950 - October 23, 2016

Stephen K. Workman passed away peacefully on October 23, 2016, at the age of 65, from brain cancer. Steve was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Betty Jane (Little) and Floyd E. Workman, Jr. on November 26, 1950. Steve is survived by his beloved wife, Patricia, and their children from prior marriages: Greg (Lindsey), Antonio (Vanessa), Danielle (Damien), Ralph (Anne), and Dana. He also leaves his...
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William Myron Hammond

December 31, 1939 - June 17, 2016

William Myron Shannon Hammond, age 76, formerly of San Juan Capistrano, died peacefully in hospice care at Anaheim Crown Plaza Assisted Living with family and friends at his bedside on June 17, 2016.         Bill was born to William Douglas Daniel Hammond and Leonor Elisa Paez-Urquidi Hammond in Los Angeles, California, on December 31, 1939.  The family lived in Connecticut during WWII...
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Colleen Ashby Midgley

July 22, 1953 - March 6, 2015

Colleen Ashby was born on Wednesday, July 22, 1953 at St. Mark's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah to Francis Eugene and Barbara Ray Harrison Ashby. She was the second of four children, Ann Marie, Colleen, Darinda and Richard. During her youth, she and her family lived in Weber, Logan, Brigham City, Utah and Vashon Island, Washington before they settled in Salt Lake City. She attended...
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Evelyn Frances Svientek

March 11, 1921 - August 13, 2014

Evelyn Frances Tondo Svientek of Dana Point passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014 of end stage Alzheimer's. She was 93 years old. Evelyn was born in Chicago, Illinois to Frances and Rosaria Tondo of southern Italy. She was the seventh of eight children. At an early age she began working in her father's Italian grocery store with her brothers. Her brothers rallied for her continued education...
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Oscar Carlos Pokorny

May 25, 1946 - July 26, 2014

Oscar Carlos Pokorny was surrounded by family and friends when he went home to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Oscar was born in Marfa, Texas, on May 25, 1946. He was the son of Anton Ludwig Pokorny and Fay Pokorny, and younger brother of Tony Pokorny. Oscar's family moved from Texas to Burbank, California in 1951. Oscar graduated Burbank High school in 1965...
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Annabeth Kaylyn Maldonado

January 9, 1985 - April 7, 2014

Annabeth Kaylyn Maldonado was born in Bellflower, California on January 9, 1985. She was the loved daughter of Annette Ruggiero and Phillip Maldonado, Sr. Annabeth played soccer when she was 10 and softball when she was 12 and served as a Jr. Lifeguard when she was 15. Her youth was filled with activity and adventure. She loved to fish and camp, she loved going to the beach and she loved...
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Robert Charles Figel, Sr.

March 29, 1925 - November 19, 2013

ROBERT CHARLES FIGEL March 29, 1925 – November 19, 2013 Once upon a time (actually, it was February 23, 1952) Genevieve Lanigan married Robert Charles Figel, even though he was a Republican. Despite epic spoon-flinging election year 'discussions' and a profound aversion to hugging, the next six decades produced ten children, nine sons-and-daughters-in law, twenty-nine grandchildren (plus...
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Floyd Eugene Brisco

February 24, 1927 - September 22, 2013

Floyd Brisco, loving husband of Beverly Jean Phelps-Brisco, passed away peacefully on the night of September 22nd. He led a long and wonderful life, though the infirmities that come with time and age finally took their toll. Floyd was born on February 24th, 1927 in Hollis Oklahoma, the son of Eugene Brisco and Serena McWilliams-Brisco. He had one brother, Sam, and one sister, Wanda. As a...
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Anthony Hugh Schiltz

January 4, 1959 - May 14, 2013

Anthony Hugh Schiltz was born January 4, 1959 at St. Francis Hospital in Lynwood, California, and grew up in Downey and Paramount. He attended school at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church school through the fourth grade and then he attended Roosevelt Elementary School, Paramount Jr. High and Paramount High School, where he wrestled and played baseball During the last years of high school,...
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Mildred Loretta Hobgood

August 5, 1926 - February 9, 2013

In Loving Memory of Mildred Loretta Hobgood August 5, 1926 - February 9, 2013 Mildred Loretta Hobgood passed away peacefully on February 9th, 2013 at 86 years of age. The youngest of three children, Loretta was born August 5th, 1926 in the town of Okmulgee, Oklahoma to her parents, Frank and Mae Foreman. She was a very small child who was affectionately known as doodle-bug … bug for...
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Margaret Elena "The Mimster" Blamires

January 16, 1925 - August 14, 2012

Mom was born on January 16, 1925 to Margretta Fortini Allen and Herman F. Allen, in Cranston, Rhode Island, on Fortini Street, a street named after her grandparents who owned a farm and fruit stand there. She graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School and attended Rhode Island School of Design. She married Kenneth Blamires, Sr. in November, 1942, just before he shipped out for World War II. Mom...
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Samuel Joseph Soldano

May 28, 1940 - July 9, 2012

Samuel Joseph Soldano was born on May 28, 1940 in Pueblo, Colorado to Phillip and Bessie Marie Soldano. He was the oldest of three children, being joined by sisters Rita Mae and Lena Marie. The family moved from Colorado to Los Angeles in 1944, then to Alhambra, CA in 1952. Sam attended Alhambra High School and graduated in 1958. Sam had various jobs after High School which led him to a...
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Susan Joan Adams

October 10, 1942 - June 17, 2012

Susan Joan Adams was born in Los Angeles, California on October 10, 1942 to Kenyon Leroy and Sophie Albertina Zaferis Ludwick. She was a multi-faceted individual who loved her family, enjoyed doting on her grandsons, Daniel and Tiger, loved shopping, volunteering at her church, going to movies and cooking. She was a member of the Red Hat club, liked to travel, having gone to Puerto Rico just a...
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Beverly Jean Brisco

June 6, 1928 - August 5, 2011

Surrounded with the love of her devoted husband, children, and friends, Beverly passed away peacefully on August 5th, 2011. She was 83 years old. And although she had gradually lost the use of most of her muscles, and even the ability to speak, resulting from the progression of Lou Gehrig's disease, she still rewarded family members and the many friends who visited with her radiant smile and a...
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Patrick Dennie Midgley-Biggs

April 29, 1949 - July 20, 2010

Patrick Dennie Biggs, a lifelong resident of San DIego, California died on July 20, 2010, after a long struggle with Multiple Sclerosis, Polio, Degenerative Bone Disease and other complications. He was born April 29, 1949 in San Diego. He entertained thousands with his beautiful tenor voice, singing at the San Diego Padres baseball games several times, at weddings, funerals and other social...
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Eugene L. "Ted" Midgley

December 11, 1930 - May 7, 2006

Eugene Leroy "Ted" Midgley was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on December 11, 1930, the oldest of five children born to Eugene Thurgood and Gertrude Vandersteen Midgley. At an early age, he was given the nickname "Ted", which remained with him all his life. During his childhood and youth, Ted lived on Alden Street and attended Highland Park Elementary, Irving Junior and South High Schools,...
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Michael John O'Neill

October 21, 1918 - September 15, 2002

Michael John O'Neill was born October 21, 1918 in Bronx, New York to Francis Joseph and Winifred Agnes McManus O'Neill, both of Ireland. He was the second and last child to bless this union. He had an older sister, Mary. Mickey, as his mother lovingly called him, did not have a chance to know his father, who died May 14, 1920, when Michael was almost two years old. His mother worked hard to raise...
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Carol Elaine Knight

January 12, 1934 - January 30, 2002

Carol Elaine Knight was born February 12, 1934, in South Gate, California, in her parents' home, and she was raised there. After her marriage, she moved, but returned to South Gate in 1972, when she bought her home and remained there until her death on January 30, 2002. Carol was extremely proud of being a native of both South Gate, and California, and was also very proud of the many strides...
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