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Services set for Angels announcer Rory Markas

January 12, 2010 | 11:37 am

Rory The Angels will hold a "Celebration of Life" gathering Thursday night in the Angel Stadium Diamond Club for family, close friends and colleagues of play-by-play broadcaster Rory Markas, who died last week in his Palmdale home.

Markas, who was 54, spent eight seasons in the Angels' broadcast booth, and was also the play-by-play voice of the USC men's basketball team. The Diamond Club will open at 5 p.m. Thursday, and the service will begin at 6 p.m.

Markas' family has scheduled a private memorial service for Friday.

-- Mike DiGiovanna

Photo: Rory Markas. Credit: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim