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OBITUARIES

JOSEPH JUSTO BOTANA

Joseph J. Botana, 91, died Nov. 12, 1999 at Providence St. Joseph

Medical Center.

Mr. Botana was born in Spain. In his teens, he was a New York State

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boxing champion and a contender for the U.S. featherweight championship.

He was a longtime Burbank resident. He operated the supper club La

Paradiso on Riverside Drive from 1954 to 1965 and was also a developer.

The club was a local landmark and frequent destination of Jack Warner and

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Warner Bros. stars including James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor and Rock

Hudson.

Mr. Botana is survived by his sons Ray and Joe Jr.; daughters Joanne,

Samantha McConnell and Milly Grimes; and five grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. at St.

Finbar Catholic Church.

The family requests no flowers. Donations can be made to the Diabetes

Foundation.

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