ALFONSE A. VOLANTE
Alfonse A. Volante, 89, died April 11, 2003, in Burbank.
Born Dec. 17, 1913, in Gallinaro, Italy, he was a longtime Burbank
resident. He was a Fourth Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus
and an Usher at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church.
He was a member of the Italian Catholic Federation, the Keystone
Club, the Joslyn Adult Center and the Franciscan Senior Club. Mr.
Volante is survived by his wife, Mary; daughter, Kathleen Volante
Aitkens; sons, Anthony and Gerard, six grandchildren, and 10
A Mass of Christian burial is at 1 p.m. today at St. Robert
Bellarmine Catholic Church, 133 N. Fifth St. The interment follows
at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills.
The Valley Funeral Home is in charge of direction.
CHARLES HENRY ‘JUGE’ BLODGETT JR.
Charles Henry “Juge” Blodgett Jr., 65, died April 10, 2003, in
Born July 11, 1937, in Elmira, N.Y., he was a longtime Burbank
resident. He worked as a stage carpenter for ABC Studios, a race car
driver, an automotive mechanic and a retail salesman. He was also a
member of the Stagehand Union IATSE Local No. 33.
Mr. Blodgett is survived by his wife, Catharine; sons, Doug and
Dean; daughters, Debbie Besley and Dacia Blodgett-Williams; three
granddaughters; and two grandsons.
His ashes will be cremated and spread over the Watkins Glen
Racetrack in Watkins Glen, N.Y., on an undetermined date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer
Society, 500 N. Victory Blvd., Burbank, 91502.