He had a varied professional career. From 1947 to 1959 he worked as a baker and was active in the Bakers and Confectionary Workers Union. In 1959, he became a loan officer for a public finance corporation, beginning a 27-year career in the banking and finance industry In 1988, he became a probate referee for the state, and in 1996 he began a career as a real estate agent, a field he remained in until shortly before his death. His r?sum? of civic service also was long and varied. For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – Funeral services will be Friday and Saturday at St. Hilary’s Catholic Church for Gil De La Rosa, who served on a committee that helped the city of Pico Rivera incorporate and served on its City Council from 1982 to 1997. De La Rosa died at his home here Saturday. He was 80. Born in El Paso, Texas, on Dec. 31, 1926, De La Rosa moved to East Los Angeles with his family before his first birthday. He attended Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights and was drafted by the U.S. Army shortly after his graduation in 1944. Upon his discharge in 1946, he moved to Pico Rivera and had lived in the city ever since. He furthered his education at East Los Angeles College, Chaffey College and Cal State Los Angeles.