JOSEPH JUSTO BOTANA
Joseph J. Botana, 91, died Nov. 12, 1999 at Providence St. Joseph
Mr. Botana was born in Spain. In his teens, he was a New York State
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
Warner Bros. stars including James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor and Rock
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