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Services for Duarte Mayor Bryan Urias to be held this week

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Community members and residents are invited to mourn the loss of Mayor Bryan Urias, District 6 Councilmember, during services hosted by his family.

On Wednesday, the Urias family will host a viewing at Turner and Stevens Live Oak Mortuary (200 E. Duarte Road, Monrovia, CA 91016). Community members can attend the service between 1 and 5 p.m. to pay their respects and support the Urias family. 

On Thursday, a mass in honor of Mayor Urias and celebrating his life will begin at noon at the San Luis of France Catholic Church (13935 E. Temple, Basset, CA 91746). Following the mass, friends and family may return to the Live Oak Memorial Park (200 E. Duarte Road, Monrovia, CA 91016) for the burial.

Urias was found unresponsive in his home on Oct. 24 and was pronounced dead at the scene.

“On behalf of the city council and city staff, our condolences and thoughts are with Bryan’s family,” Duarte Mayor Pro Tem Margaret Finlay said in a statement. “Bryan has a long history of public service in the San Gabriel Valley, and he brought a regional perspective and strong relationships to his role as a community leader. His experience and role in our community will be sadly missed.

“As a well-known member of our community, it is natural for the public to have questions and concerns, but I ask that we respect the Urias family by giving them privacy and space to grieve.”

According to the city, Urias was a lifelong resident of the San Gabriel Valley, the son of immigrant parents and the first in his family to attend college, graduating from Cal State Los Angeles. He spent time working for Reps. Hilda Solis and Judy Chu, and spent time as a board member for the Upper San Gabriel Municipal Water District.

The Urias family has started a GoFundMe to cover funeral costs.

“He was a great member of the community, highly respected and loved, but first he was a son, brother, godfather and a great uncle,” wrote Ada Castaneda, Urias’ eldest sister. “He was kind, loving and caring he would take the shirt off his back and give it to someone in need. He had a great heart.”

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