VITA A. CARONE
Vita A. Carone, 83, died May 19, 2003, in Burbank.
She was born Jan. 24, 1920, in Chicago and was a longtime Burbank
She was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church.
Mrs. Carone is survived by her husband, Joseph; daughter, Mary
Ellen Wetkowski; and three grandchildren.
The funeral Mass and interment were Friday in Rockford, Ill.
Eckerman-Heisman Funeral Service was in charge of direction.
ALYCE JANE WILSON DREESSEN
Alyce Jane Wilson Dreessen, 93, died May 31, 2003, in Sierra
She was born Nov. 25, 1909, in Sedalia, Mo., and lived in Burbank
for 45 years.
She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church in
Mrs. Dreessen is survived by her sons, Howard and Marshall Wilson;
and three grandchildren.
The memorial service is at 11 a.m. Saturday at the aforementioned
church, 521 E. Olive Ave. The private interment follows at Forest
Lawn Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles.
Maria Fortun, 94, died May 30, 2003, in Burbank.
She was born Nov. 2, 1908, in Cuba and lived in Burbank for 36
Mrs. Fortun is survived by her daughter, Maria Suarez; four
grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial is at 10 a.m. today at St. Francis
Xavier Catholic Church, 3801 Scott Road. The interment follows at
Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles.
Valley Funeral Home is in charge of direction.
PHILLIP JAMES SCOTT
Phillip James Scott, 75, died May 30, 2003.
He was born Nov. 6, 1927, in St. Louis and worked in Burbank for
Mr. Scott served in the Merchant Marines and was part of the Armed
Forces Radio Network during World War II.
He worked as a cameraman for CBS before switching careers and
opening a law practice in Burbank.
He enjoyed fishing, boating, skiing and gourmet cooking.
Mr. Scott is survived by his son, Vance; daughter, Ellen Plugge;
stepson, Andrew Jones; stepdaughter Laurie Ward; 12 grandchildren;
and three great-grandchildren.
The memorial service is 10 a.m. Saturday at Valley Funeral Home,
2121 W. Burbank Blvd. The interment follows at Forest Lawn Hollywood
Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles.
Susan Ziemer, 74, died May 29, 2003, in Glendale.
She was born Feb. 18, 1929, in Vienna and lived in Burbank for
more than 30 years.
Mrs. Ziemer worked as a registered nurse for more than 20 years at
Glendale Adventist Medical Center and as a marriage, family and child
counseling therapist for the Verdugo Mental Health Center for more
than 15 years.
She is a Nazi concentration camp survivor and lectured local
school children for more than 15 years about her experience. She was
also involved with the Burbank Human Relations Council.
Mrs. Ziemer is survived by her husband, Larry Birchard; daughters,
Janet Ciel and Barbara Conner; sons, Mark, Matthew and Daniel Ziemer;
and six grandchildren.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Mt. Sinai Memorial
Parks and Mortuaries, 6150 Mt. Sinai Drive, Hollywood Hills.