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Albert Edward Wardle

June 23, 1925 - January 24, 2018


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Penny Jerilyn Buck

March 16, 1942 - January 20, 2018

Penny Buck, 75, died on Saturday. She was born on March 16, 1942 in Burbank, CA. She went to John Burroughs High School and graduated in 1960, beginning her career as a phone operator at Pacific Bell. She met Richard Buck on a blind date, and were married shortly after. They were married up until he passed away in 2007. She really enjoyed decorating her home, taking camping trips with her husband...
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Roberta Joy Hayes

September 7, 1960 - January 19, 2018


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David Charles Fleming

February 26, 1957 - January 18, 2018


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Mary Sweeney Ostraff

July 30, 1927 - January 16, 2018


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Joseph -. Ruffino

February 8, 1942 - January 16, 2018

Joseph Ruffino passed away Tuesday, January 16 of heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Joseph was born February 8, 1942 in Buffalo, New York. He came to California with his family when he was ten years old and attended Lincoln Elementary, Jordan Junior High, and Burroughs High School (class of '59). For most of his life, Joe resided in Burbank, a town he deeply loved. ...
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Jerry Allen Jones

March 28, 1932 - January 10, 2018

Jerry Jones was born March 28,1932 in Tipton County, Tennessee to Floyd and Sadie Jones. His father had become a minister when Pastor Jones was 8 years old. He knew at the age of 12 that he would be a minister. He preached his first sermon at the age of 17 at his father's church in Ripley, Tennessee. He graduated from Ripley High School in May of 1950 and left soon after, with only a one-way...
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Rose Scurria

February 12, 1919 - January 8, 2018

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Ronald Joseph Hernandez

March 1, 1935 - January 7, 2018

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Shirley Joan Hansen

January 23, 1926 - January 6, 2018

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Hermilo John Sanchez

January 13, 1921 - January 6, 2018

On the evening of Jan. 6, 2018, Hermilo (Milo) Sanchez died quietly in his sleep, joining his beloved wife Susan who had passed before him in 1991. Milo had served in WWII with the 15th Army Air Force, assigned to the 451st Bomb Group, flying from Italian bases to bombing missions over Nazi occupied Europe. Shortly after returning from the war, he made his home in Burbank, and began working for...
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Daniel Guerra

August 1, 1934 - January 5, 2018


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Carlos Alberto Zelaya

February 1, 1930 - January 3, 2018

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Patrick W. MacMartin

July 19, 1952 - January 2, 2018

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Mary Rebecca Keitel

July 2, 1944 - January 1, 2018

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Edward Jack Hofer

December 18, 1936 - January 1, 2018

Edward Jack Hofer passed away quietly in his sleep, surrounded by loved ones, on January 1, 2018 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Burbank, of natural causes. He was 81 years old. He will be missed by all who knew him. Born in Glendale NewYork on December 18, 1936 to Edward and Ana Hofer, Ed grew up as an avid baseball and hockey player. An excellent hitter and first baseman, he was good enough to play...
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Trinidad Malaguit Briones

September 20, 1948 - December 31, 2017


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Mildred Perez

May 2, 1923 - December 29, 2017

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Raymond Randall Moriarity

September 9, 1946 - December 28, 2017

Raymond Randall Moriarity, 71, passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. in his Burbank, CA home with complications from MDS. Born and raised in LaSalle, Illinois on September 9, 1946, the son of Raymond Cyril Moriarity and Theresa Louise Ajster. His father passed when he was 15 and after graduating St. Bede Academy High School, he and his mother moved to Sun Valley, CA in 1964 to start a...
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Jose Martin Cruz

January 14, 1949 - December 25, 2017

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Candy S. Green

June 16, 1949 - December 25, 2017

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Robert Andrew Newhoff

April 5, 1939 - December 25, 2017

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Chuck Francis Ramsey

July 16, 1936 - December 24, 2017

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Charlotte Lestene James

November 2, 1942 - December 22, 2017


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Eric William McVicker

July 12, 1947 - December 22, 2017

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Paterno M. Doreza

September 23, 1923 - December 13, 2017

Paterno Miciano Doreza, 94 went to his eternal heavenly home on December 13, 2017, Wednesday. He was born to the late Benito and Emilia Doreza, September 23,1923, in Iloilo, Philippines. He married Manuela Roxas Doreza in 1950, and they lived in Michigan since 1973, before relocating to Burbank, CA in 2010.Paterno is survived by his wife Manuela Doreza and three children: Elena Szilvagyi and...
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Alice Darlene Donick

May 19, 1932 - December 13, 2017

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Rolando Barraza Tanala

September 6, 1949 - December 13, 2017

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Michelle Brown Portugal

May 11, 1977 - December 11, 2017

Michelle Brown, 40, of California, passed away on December 11, 2017 in Las Vegas.Rosary and Visitation will be 5pm-9pm, Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Valley Funeral Home.Funeral services will be held 10am, Friday, December 22, 2017 at Valley Funeral Home with the Father John of St. Charles, officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn: Hollywood Hills. Arrangements are by Valley Funeral Home...
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Marilyn Clare Apruzzese

August 13, 1933 - December 11, 2017

Marilyn Clare (Dugan) Apruzzese was born on August 13, 1933 in Jerome, Arizona and passed away on December 11, 2017. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 42 years, Michael Apruzzese. She is survived by her sisters, Marge (Tom) Bentsen, of Puyallup, Washington, and Kathy (Joe) Bonzelet, of Ruidoso, New Mexico; nieces Kathy (Volante) Aitkens and Krystie (Bonzelet) Nettelman; nephews...
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John Everett Kaufer

September 2, 1939 - December 7, 2017

JOHN E KAUFER, born on September 2, 1939 died on December 7, 2017 in Burbank California. survived by his wife Diane Kaufer, his son Michael Kaufer, and his daughter Debra Kaufer.A good father and faithful husband, always making sure his family was never lacking for food, or a place to live, doing everything he can to give his family a better life then the one he had. YOUR CHILDREN AND WIFE WILL...
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Susan May Ventura

October 21, 1947 - November 29, 2017

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Julio Oscar Mechoso

May 31, 1955 - November 25, 2017

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Jacqueline Louise Xelowski

September 18, 1959 - November 25, 2017

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Scott Rhymer

December 28, 1956 - November 22, 2017

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John Edward Perry

May 24, 1935 - November 20, 2017

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Veronica Billesbach

November 22, 1920 - November 20, 2017

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Gordana Saric

August 30, 1938 - November 17, 2017

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Frank B. Villela

October 8, 1931 - November 16, 2017

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John Charles Gibba

February 23, 1950 - November 10, 2017

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Albert Kenneth Peppi

May 6, 1935 - November 9, 2017

Albert Peppi, of Burbank, CA, passed away on November 9 at home with his family by his side. Born in Bakersfield, CA, he was the son of the late Julio (Joe) and Petra Pippi. Albert is survived by his wife of 54 years Clara Peppi, daughters Kimberly Peppi-Kuenn and Theresa Vargas, sons in-law Tim Kuenn and Chad Vargas, grandchildren Katelyn, Jeremy and Aaron Vargas, as well as many nephews,...
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Maria Maclovia Ramirez

September 17, 1921 - November 8, 2017

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Eva Szentivanyi

November 1, 1933 - November 3, 2017

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Jaime Hernandez Ztinztun

July 27, 1964 - October 28, 2017

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Helen Lucille George

August 6, 1927 - October 21, 2017

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Mary Carol Wollmann

December 25, 1938 - October 12, 2017

Mary Carol (Beres) Wollmann passed on to her heavenly home in the arms of Jesus October 12, 2017 at her home in Burbank, CA under Hospice care and surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Dec. 25, 1938 in Montreal, WI, daughter of the late Rudy and Mary (Kopacz) Beres. Carol graduated from Hurley High School with the Class of 1956. She began working in Milwaukee, WI. While living...
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Cordelia Uzoamaka Okoh

July 10, 1962 - October 9, 2017

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Barbara Jean Thomas

December 7, 1937 - October 3, 2017

Barbara Thomas aged 79, died peacefully on October 3rd, 2017 at St Joseph's hospital in Burbank, California. Barbara was born December 5th, 1937 in Pioneer, Louisiana. She was the oldest daughter of Willie M. Jackson and Julia (Grimes) Jackson both of Pioneer, Louisiana.Barbara enjoyed shopping for and collecting antiques some of which she kept on display. Others, such as vintage books and...
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Jeanne Laverne Chikato

October 29, 1925 - September 29, 2017

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Richard Essell Bever

June 5, 1963 - September 28, 2017

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Yolanda MCGINNIS

September 4, 1924 - September 28, 2017

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Don Richard Phillips

January 25, 1938 - September 25, 2017

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Paul Hartline Coderko

October 20, 1957 - September 23, 2017

Paul Hartline Coderko, 59, of Burbank died at his home on September 23, 2017.Paul was born on October 20, 1957, in Hillsboro, Illinois the son of Anthony John and Dorothy Jane (Hartline) Coderko. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his grandparents, Anthony G. and Mary L. (Hornak) Coderko and Paul T. and Dorothy (Crowder) Hartline. Survivors include his three children, Jenifer Nicole...
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Martha Shearer Henry

October 25, 1934 - September 22, 2017

Martha E. Shearer Henry Born October 25,1934 went peaceably on September 22, 2017. Martha was born in Aberdeen, WA to the late Frederick A. andPaula K. Shearer, who were long term residents of the GraysHarbor community. Martha is preceded in death by her late husband Ervin George "Gil" Henry,parents Frederick A. and Paula K. Shearer ( Vaughan) andbrother Peter F. Shearer. Martha is...
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Tania K. Saathoff

June 12, 1936 - September 22, 2017

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Donald Holman Gustafson

August 6, 1922 - September 18, 2017

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Michelle Ann Landes

February 16, 1953 - September 7, 2017

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Vilma Del Carmen Rivas

November 11, 1948 - August 25, 2017

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Lawrence Joseph Robone

November 10, 1922 - August 21, 2017

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Erlinda Lim Chua

December 9, 1935 - August 20, 2017

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Robert Dayton Blaine

December 12, 1956 - August 14, 2017

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Frances Leona Perrone

January 26, 1938 - August 13, 2017

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Eva Navarro

October 30, 1941 - August 12, 2017

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Harry Pete Welch

March 13, 1946 - August 10, 2017

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Sterling Leon Waldron

December 25, 1939 - August 8, 2017

Sterling L. Waldron, 77, of Hollywood, died Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 of a rare neurological disease, MSA. He was born in Glendale on Christmas Day, December 25th, 1939 to Dorothy and Leon Waldron of Glendale. He graduated from Glendale High in 1957. He married the love of his life, Kathy Bean on February 17, 1979. Sterling managed the family's Sheridan Gardens Burbank Store on Hollywood Way. ...
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Rose Ellen Klawitter

March 18, 1926 - August 8, 2017

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Charles Edward Hodges

June 12, 1927 - July 25, 2017

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Russell Nicholas Aiello

December 21, 1962 - July 24, 2017

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Martin Xavier Soto

February 2, 1960 - July 23, 2017

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Henry Vincent Rembac

February 11, 1938 - July 19, 2017

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Vincent H. Rembac

February 11, 1938 - July 19, 2017

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Maura Cathleen Myers

August 24, 1936 - July 18, 2017

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Beverly Ruth Wade

November 10, 1929 - July 17, 2017

November 10, 1929 - July 17, 2017 Beverly Ruth Wade, born November 10, 1929; died July, 17, 2017. Beverly died peacefully in her sleep from natural causes on Monday, July 17. Beverly was the 3rd of 4 girls born to James R. and Matilda "Jane" Wade in St. Louis, Mo. Beverly attended the Ursuline Academy, an all girls Catholic high school, in Kirkland, Mo. Beverly excelled there in dance...
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Derrick Niel Howe

November 23, 1969 - July 14, 2017

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Felice G. Atencio

July 28, 1913 - July 11, 2017

Felice Gallup Atencio, a long time resident of Burbank, CA, has died just short of her 104th birthday.Felice Atencio was born July 28, 1913 in Velarde, New Mexico, the first child of Frank Gallup a geologist from Cleveland, Ohio and Simona Ortega Gallup of Dixon, New Mexico. When Felice was a young girl her father helped develop the mines just east of Dixon which had a number of precious metals...
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Elizabeth Stewart

August 7, 1941 - July 8, 2017

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Thomas Brenton Ellingwood

February 16, 1932 - July 8, 2017

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Mary Mozelle Bernier

January 14, 1947 - July 7, 2017

A memorial service will be schedule at a future time, this tribute page will be updated with that information. Thank you for all your heart felt love and support during this time.Arrangements under the direction of Valley Funeral Home, Burbank, CA.
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Marjorie Elizabeth Naff

February 20, 1925 - July 6, 2017

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Dorothy Arlene Waldron

August 28, 1916 - July 4, 2017

Dorothy Arlene Waldron, 100, of Glendale, Ca, passed away on the Fourth of July. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa to Bessie and Angus V. Young, on August 28, 1916. Five years later, she, her mother and step father, Charles Wright, M.D., moved to Lancaster, Ca, where Dorothy grew up on a farm. She played the C-Saxophone in the school orchestra and bit parts in numerous musicals. She graduated...
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Guadalupe Santa Cruz Garcia

December 13, 1941 - July 2, 2017

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Anna Acosta

September 13, 1933 - June 29, 2017

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Raymond Jacobsen

March 14, 1931 - June 28, 2017

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Gurdev Kaur

June 15, 1937 - June 25, 2017

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Rob Fox

August 16, 1963 - June 24, 2017

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Neale McCoy Smith

September 24, 1931 - June 24, 2017

Neale McCoy Smith son of the late Clifford and Helena Smith was born on September 24, 1931 in Burbank California. He and his two brothers were raised in Burbank being one of the first residents in Burbank. Neale attended UCLA majoring in sociology graduating in 1958. He interrupted his university studies to join the United States Navy. He was a Navy aviator from July 15, 1952 through July 13,...
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Maria Pilar Leiva

January 15, 1940 - June 21, 2017

Madre de mi alma,Nunca olvidare el brillode tus ojos,al mirarme, la ternura de tus manos,cuando enredaban mis cabellos,el dejo de tu voz al decir mi nombre,Nunca olvidare lo que fuiste y seras siempre,La Mejor Mujer que amare hasta el final de mi vida:Mamita desde el cielo mandame tu bendicion!
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Luisa Gonzalez

August 29, 1929 - June 20, 2017

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John Curtis Brown

October 25, 1931 - June 9, 2017

MSGT (ret.) John Curtis BrownJohn Curtis Brown, Master Sargent (Retired ) passed away Friday June 9, 2017 at the Alameda Care Center in Burbank, California after failing health and a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease.The son of the late Katherine Reynolds and John Brown was born in Shelby County, Kentucky. He was raised in Jeffersontown, Kentucky and attended Central High School in Louisville,...
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Daniel R. Gomez

September 23, 1974 - June 9, 2017

Daniel "Danny" R. Gomez, passed away surrounded by his loved ones on June 9, 2017 at the age of 42. Born and raised in Glendale, California, Daniel attended Hoover High School and went on to complete his Bachelors of Arts Degree with honors in music, audio recording from the California State University at Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) in 2002. Daniel is survived by his mother Cecilia Gomez, siblings...
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Rita L. Lavery

January 6, 1921 - June 8, 2017

Rita Louise Lavery (Kolada), 96, was born on Jan. 6, 1921, in Massachusetts. She died peacefully in her sleep on June 8, 2017, at home in Tujunga. She and her husband, Stephen Kolada, would have celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary next month.Her first husband, John "Jack" Lavery, and her daughter, Linda, preceded her in death. She is survived by her second husband, Stephen...
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Lillian Harding

April 19, 1917 - May 30, 2017

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Rodger Reginald Koch

April 20, 1933 - May 26, 2017

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Amelia Ontiveros Armendariz

October 8, 1930 - May 24, 2017

Amelia Ontiveros Armendariz born October 8,1930 in Burbank, CA to Concepcion and Apolonia Ontiveros. She is survived by her loving husband Joseph Medina Armendariz, married 11/4/1950, 8 children Daniel, Michael, Patricia, Catherine, Joe Jr, Ann Marie, Margaret and preceded in death by her youngest son Anthony. Sisters: Julie Carbajal from Thousand Oaks, Eleanor Lara from Sun Valley and Jessie...
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Mary Ann Violet Sego

August 23, 1929 - May 21, 2017

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Don James Feeney

July 29, 1966 - May 19, 2017

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Christopher Scott Yax

September 12, 1987 - May 16, 2017

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Gloria Takako Ikuno

July 14, 1921 - May 7, 2017

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James A. Moschenross

May 15, 1941 - May 7, 2017

James Anton Moschenross passed on May 7, 2017 in Burbank, California. He was known to his friends and family as "Jim." He was born on May 15, 1941 in Burbank to Alice and Harry Moschenross. He attended Burroughs High School and graduated in 1959. He lived all of his life in Burbank. He is survived by his loving family and friends and beloved cats Morris and Tiger.He found his soulmate...
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Lucila Elsa Garcia

October 9, 1946 - May 2, 2017

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