Aguilera, Rory Brandon 38, passed away on July 22 in Los Angeles. He served with distinction as a Corpsman in the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, receiving the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for his heroic and meritorious service during a 2004 conflict in Al Ramadi, Iraq. Rory's platoon commander praised im, stating that "I could not ask for a better man to be next to me, whether in battle or everyday life." Rory is survived by his father, Larry Aguilera, mother, Risa Zavala, maternal grandmother, Doris Zavala, brother, Robert Aguilera, sister, Lorae Heffner, her husband Hunt and two nieces, Harper and Reiss and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Pete and Natividad Aguilera, his maternal grandfather, Salvador Zavala, and younger brother, P.J. Aguilera. Arrangements: Lighthouse Memorials and Receptions at (310) 792-7580 or www.lafuneral.com
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from July 30 to July 31, 2013