June 12, 1934 ~ November 18, 2010
Almaraz, Victor Wallace (Wally)
June 12, 1934 - November 8, 2010
Victor Wallace Almaraz passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday November 8, 2010 at the age of 76 in Gardena his lifelong residence. The beloved son of Victor and Mary Almaraz, brother to Albert J. Almaraz and Robert M. Almaraz, Uncle to Roberta Trujillo of Torrance and Deanna Roth of Minnesota and Victoria Almaraz of Lancaster.
Wally to his family and friends graduated from Gardena High School in 1952 as Student Body President. He also lettered in two sports, basketball and tennis. He graduated from Loyola University with a Bachelor's degree and served a two year tour of duty in the United States Army with an honorable discharge.
Wally worked at the Gardena Valley News and Artco Printers in Anaheim, owned Columbia Graphics in Gardena. He was a member of the El Camino Kiwanis and the Gardena Y.M.C.A. where as a youth he won the award, Hi-Y Boy of the Year.
There will be a viewing at McMillan-McCormick Mortuary in Gardena on Monday, November 22, 2010 from 4:00 pm -8:00 pm. The following day, Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 10:00 am, he will be interned at Arlington Cemetery in Riverside, California. A military funeral with honor guard will be held at the graveside. In lieu of flowers donations are requested to be directed to our American Military Veterans.
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