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WEST, John Ward
WEST, John Ward Age 63, of Palmdale, Calif., passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013, at home. He was born on July 6, 1949, in Albany, N.Y., to his parents, James West and Mary McDowell. John was the second of five children. He married Cecilia Andersonin Los Angeles, Calif., on November 8, 2008. He was employed byPPG Industriesas a Chemist. John was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha. He enjoyed golf, reading, Jazz and spending time with his twin grandchildren. John will be remembered by his loving wife Cecilia andson, John West Jr. He is also survived by his grandchildren Elaina and Alexander, his loving mother Mary McDowell, brothers James and Pheoris and sisters Cirecie and Constance as well as many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father James West. Relatives and friends are invited to a funeral for John at11 a.m., Thursday, February 21, 2013, atUnited Christian Fellowshipof Palmdale 37419 25th Street East. Burial will follow at Desert Lawn.Arrangements entrusted to Halley Olsen Murphy, Palmdale.

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