Heritage Funeral Chapel

Trust, Compassion and Affordability Since 1981

The Heritage Family of Funeral Homes have served the greater Phoenix area for 30 years under the careful guidance of the Stobierski family. Today, as a third generation family-owned firm, we have become the area’s most preferred funeral homes by providing the highest level of service to our community.

As a full-service firm with eight convenient funeral home locations, five cemeteries and two privately owned crematories, we have consistently offered the area’s most reasonable prices in funeral services. We take personal pride in the beauty of our facilities and the professionalism of our staff.

We welcome you to visit our funeral homes and become acquainted with our comfortable facilities and meet our compassionate staff. Please consider this a personal invitation, from our family to yours.


Our Obituaries

Charles Robert Ramsey

August 3, 1933 - December 14, 2014

Charles Robert Ramsey, born August 3, 1933, passed December 14, 2014. He was a retired United States Air Force Veteran who served in Vietnam. He worked as a loan officer for Western Savings and Loan Association and later as a counselor for Consumer Credit Counseling. He is survived by his wife, Janet Lee (Miller) Ramsey, children: Belinda Ramsey, Timothy (Cindy) Ramsey, Margorie (Dennis)...
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Frank Emanuel Konicek

June 20, 1927 - December 11, 2014

Frank Emanuel Konicek, age 87, passed away in Glendale, Arizona on December 11, 2014. Preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Francis Konicek, and an older sister Mrs. Marie Kennedy. He is survived by his daughter Leslie Carson (Wes) of Berlin, MD; Elizabeth Davidson (Steve) of Glendale, AZ; and Carolyn Raines (Chuck) of Dallas, TX; grandchildren Ian, Grace and Nicole. Frank was born in...
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Dale Artman Besst

September 6, 1958 - December 11, 2014

Dale Artman Besst, 56, passed away on December 11th 2014. Dale grew up in Phoenix, Arizona where he met and married his best friend Lisa, wife of 36 years. He is the father of two daughters, Misty and Carly, and grandfather to Donovan. Dale is the younger of 2 siblings, Sister Connie Armstrong and Brother Steve Besst. Dale was a strong, funny and caring man that enjoyed his family, friends, and...
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Dorothy Mae Lind

July 23, 1920 - December 8, 2014


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Mildred E. Thorson

September 22, 1914 - December 3, 2014


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Linda Ann Goeglein

December 27, 1948 - December 2, 2014

Linda Ann Goeglein (Domzella), 65, passed away on December 2nd, 2014 at her home in Glendale, AZ. Linda was born on December 27th, 1948 in Lackawanna, NY. She graduated from Cortez High School in Phoenix, AZ and then attended Glendale Community College, where she graduated with a degree in Registered Nursing. She then continued her education, receiving her Bachelor's, as well as her Master's...
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Fuad G. Ganem

February 6, 1930 - November 27, 2014

Fuad G. Ganem February 6, 1930 ~ November 27, 2014 Fuad G. Ganem, 84, passed away November 27, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. Fuad was born in Cranford, New Jersey to George and Nabeeha Ganem on February 6, 1930. The Family moved from New Jersey to Phoenix in 1940. Fuad attended St. Mary's Grade School, St. Mary's High School in Phoenix AZ and St. Mary's College in Moraga, California. Fuad...
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Nick Monastra

November 24, 1928 - November 25, 2014

In Loving Memory of Nick Aurelio Monastra, 86, of Surprise, who passed away on November 25, 2014 at Banner Hospice in Sun City West, AZ. He was born on November 24, 1928 to Joseph and Nunziata (Notaro) Monastra in Torrenora, Sicily. Nick proudly worked for the United States Postal Service as a Mail Carrier for more than 30 years, and then as a supervisor for collections. He was a member of...
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Gary Lee Sundberg

October 15, 1943 - November 25, 2014

Gary Sundberg. 71, of Peoria, passed away Nov. 25, 2014. He was born in Alta, Iowa. He is survived by his wife and best friend Mary, son Brett (South Dakota), loyal canine companion, Kelly; a brother, Kenneth (Marge), sisters Diane Schramm (Roger), and Sandra Hogrefe (Randy). He was preceded in death by parents, John and Lucille, siblings Elaine, Robert, Darlene, Eldon, and Ronald, and mother...
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Carmen Figueroa

October 4, 1962 - November 23, 2014

Carmen Figueroa, 52, of Glendale, Arizona, passed away November 23, 2014. Carmen is survived by her husband Marvin Pacheco; sons David Figueroa & Miguel Pacheco; daughter Vanessa Pacheco; 6 granddaughters Etta, Zoe, Faith, Jasmine, Filomena & Violetta and brother Alejo Cordero. Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Heritage Funeral Chapel.
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Linda Elaine Mangin

August 26, 1952 - November 22, 2014

Linda Elaine (Hutchison) Mangin, 62, passed away Nov. 22, 2014, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family. Linda's beauty, kindness and generosity were matched only by her strength as she bravely battled cancer for nearly a year. Born Aug. 26, 1952, Linda was the first daughter of 8 children of Timothy and Beatrice Hutchison. At 16, she met her loving husband, Gary Mangin, at...
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Leocadia "Lee" Aleksa

January 28, 1930 - November 21, 2014

Leocadia "Lee" Aleksa, 84, of Peoria, passed away on November 21, 2014. She was born on January 28, 1930 to William and Leocadia (Misewicz) Lukas in Chicago, IL. She was preceded in death by her husband Ed Aleksa, son Bernie Aleksa, sister Harriet Petrila and brother Ed Lukas. Lee is survived by her sons, Robert (Nancy) Aleksa, Brian (Paula) Aleksa, 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren....
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Patrick George Carpenter

April 2, 1926 - November 15, 2014

Patrick George Carpenter, 88 of Peoria, AZ went to be with the Lord on November 15, 2014. Patrick was born on April 2, 1926 in Gallup, NM and served his country during WWII in the Navy 1944-1946. His wife Julia predeceased him on March 10, 2014. He is survived by his children: Patrice Carpenter, Theodore Carpenter (Susan), Katrina Carpenter, Colleen Fisher (Bill) and Patrick Carpenter II (Gina);...
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James Edward Graham

February 9, 1950 - November 14, 2014

James Edward Graham of Glendale, Arizona began a new journey November 14, 2014. His life journey began February 9, 1950 in South Bend, Indiana. Jim was a rock and roll sort of man who had a passion for RC planes and CB/Ham radios. During his time in the Air Froce, Jim honorably served a tour in Vietnam. In his later years, Jim was an avid television watcher; sports (boxing, football and golf),...
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Dean Paul Powers

June 22, 1954 - November 9, 2014

Our beloved Dean Paul Powers, 60, of Phoenix, passed away on November 9, 2014. He was born on June 22, 1954 to John and Charlotte (Gibeault) Powers in Marinette, WI. He graduated from Peshtigo High School in 1972 and the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1976. Dean worked as a Chemical Engineer for Rohm & Haas. On January 12, 1974 he married Deborah Poquette in Menomonee, MI. He enjoyed...
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Eileen Kathleen Retana

August 29, 1922 - November 5, 2014

Eileen Kathleen Retana, 92, passed away on November 5, 2014. Eileen was born in Kalgoorlie, Australia on August 29, 1922 to Robert and Margaret Hastings. She was preceded in death by her husband Lupe, a grandchild Tina and a great-grandchild Randy. Eileen will be dearly missed by her sons: Kerry, Marvin and Gregory, daughters-in-law: Kathy and Pam, 6 grandkids: Stacy, Jennifer, Marty, Kim,...
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William George Fisher

October 31, 2014

William George Fisher, 19, of Glendale, Arizona, passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014, due to an accidental death. William attended Moon Valley High School, where he was a proud leader in the Student Council, and was currently enrolled at the University of Arizona, majoring in pre-physiology. William is survived by his parents Marcus and Mary, and his sisters Jessica, Erica and Sarah (and...
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Joseph Paul Kopa

November 24, 1920 - October 31, 2014

Joseph P. Kopa passed away peacefully in his sleep as he desired October 31, 2014. He was born December 7, 1920 in North Grafton, Massachusetts to Frank and Elizabeth Kopa, immigrants from Lithuania. He served his country proudly during World War II in the United States Army. Joseph received a Purple Heart due to being wounded during the line of duty. He was preceded in death by his wife...
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Patricia G. Woods

November 13, 1950 - October 28, 2014

Patricia G. Woods was born November 13, 1950 and died at the age of 63 on October 28, 2014. At her request no services will be held. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
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Shirley Ruth Yakis

December 3, 1929 - October 25, 2014

Shirley Ruth Yakis, 84, of Glendale, departed this life surrounded by those who loved her, on Saturday, October 25, 2014. She was born in Kingwood, West Virginia, to Leslie Searle Bucklew. and Ruth Bucklew on December 3, 1929. She attended Fairmont College where she met and married Jim Dilettoso in 1948. Shirley and Jim moved to Staunton, Virginia where they both taught at the Virginia School...
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David Skolnik

April 3, 1948 - October 22, 2014

David Skolnik, Peoria, Arizona passed away October 22, 2014, after a short but valiant attempt to defeat lung cancer. David was born April 3, 1948 in Seward, Nebraska to Frank C. and Marie R. Skolnik. In 1970 David married his high school sweetheart, Susan Tyrrell. He graduated from University of Nebraska School of Pharmacy in 1971 and was employed as a pharmacist in Seward until 1974 when...
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Veronica "Ronnie" Ann Pisarcik

November 24, 1927 - October 22, 2014

Veronica "Ronnie" Ann Pisarcik, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother died on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. She was 86. Ronnie was born on November 24, 1927 to Martin and Caroline Radvan in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. She grew up in Brookline, a suburb of Pittsburgh. She attended Elizabeth Seton Catholic High School, and graduated from University of Pittsburgh "Pitt "in 1949...
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Ruth Louise Schuldt

October 9, 1921 - October 18, 2014

Ruth L. Schuldt, 93, passed away on October 18, 2014 at her daughter's home in Glendale, AZ. She was born on October 9, 1921, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Walter R. and Martha (Ause) Kettleson and later adopted by William E. and Margaret M. Cowling. She attended Central High School in Sioux City and was active in Rainbow Girls, serving as a Worthy Advisor and receiving the Grand Cross of Color. ...
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Robert Conrad Kerker

December 19, 1923 - October 18, 2014

Robert "Bob" Conrad Kerker age 90 of Phoenix, Arizona passed on to eternal life on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Born on December 19, 1923 in Metamora, Illinois to parents Ralph and Kathryn Kerker. Bob was born 3rd of 7 children. Bob was married to the love of his life, Edith Mary Mishler, on January 25, 1947 in Washington, Illinois. Together they were blessed with 4 beautiful daughters, Linda...
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Ashley Erin Franey

July 25, 1988 - October 12, 2014

Ashley Erin Franey, 26, of Phoenix went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 12, 2014. Ashley was born on July 25, 1988 to Roger and Mary (Green) Franey in Phoenix, AZ. She attended the Developmental Enrichment Center and was a member of Young Life Capernum. Ashley was an absolute ray of sunshine to everyone who had the privilege to know her. She touched those around her with an...
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Thelma Beatrice Pugh

January 18, 1921 - October 9, 2014

Thelma Pugh passed away October 9, 2014 at the age of 93. Thelma Beatrice (Beckwith) Pugh was born January 18, 1921 in Morcca, Indiana to William H. Beckwith and Grace Ann Hadden. She is preceded in death by her husband William Clifton Pugh. Thelma is survived by her daughters: Nancy Ann Waller, Carol L. Bingham, Billie Jean Pugh, three granddaughters, and seven great-grandchildren. A visitation...
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Terrence Joseph Furtmann

July 10, 1934 - October 8, 2014

Terrence J. Furtmann, 80, went to be with our Lord on October 8, 2014. He was born July 10, 1934 to the late Frank and Grace Furtmann in Milwaukee, WI. Terry graduated from Messmer High School in 1952 and soon thereafter, enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. While in the Air Force he married Jane Kleiner June 19, 1954 and they shared 60 loving years together. He graduated from Marquette University in...
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George Searle

October 26, 1944 - October 7, 2014

George A. Searle, Jr. passed away at the age of 69 on October 7, 2014, just 19 days short of his 70th birthday. George was born in Port Huron, Michigan to George and Verna Searle on October 26, 1944. After high school he served his country proudly in the United States Air Force. He was baptized in the RLDS Church in Port Huron. George retired from the construction business after many years of...
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Kathleen Kilfoyle

May 7, 1963 - October 3, 2014

Kathleen Kilfoyle, age 51, passed away on October 3, 2014 from colon cancer. Kathleen was born in Brooklyn, New York. She moved with her family to Glendale, AZ in 1976. She retired from a stellar 30-year career with the City of Phoenix in 2012. Kathleen will be remembered for her unfailing loyalty to her family and friends and her generosity to others, especially those in need. She...
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Elton Key Bullock

November 22, 1917 - October 2, 2014

Elton Key Bullock, 96 years old passed away October 2, 2014 peacefully, surrounded by his wife, Mardell of 75 years, his daughter Nelda, and son Wilbur. Other survivors include three grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. Born in Arizona, Louisiana, he had been a resident of Phoenix, AZ for the last 52 years. A Private Graveside Service was held on October 7, 2014, at the Sunwest Cemetery...
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Dean Lloyd "Dino" Hylland

May 19, 1938 - September 28, 2014

Dean Lloyd "Dino" Hylland passed away September 28, 2014 at the age of 76 from complications of COPD. He was born May 19, 1938 to Lloyd and Harriet Hylland in Fedora, South Dakota. He spent his childhood in Fedora and joined the Navy after high school graduation. He married and raised his family mostly in Connecticut; that marriage ended in divorce. He retired from Harris Graphics in Rhode...
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Carnalee "Carnie" Ehrle

March 16, 1923 - September 27, 2014

Carnalee Boyd Graham Ehrle died in Glendale, Arizona on September 27, 2014 at the age of 91. "Carnie" was born in Lawrence County, Kentucky on March 16, 1923 to James and Mary (Castle) Boyd who preceded her in death along with her six siblings. She moved to the Springfield, Ohio area as a child where she lived until 2008 when her health declined and she moved to live with her daughter in Arizona....
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Luther Earl Tull, Sr.

December 26, 1944 - September 27, 2014

Luther Earl Tull Sr., age 69, of Goodyear, AZ, passed away September 27, 2014 at home with family. He was born in Hayti, Missouri, on December 26, 1944. Luther was a Chief Master Sergeant for the United States Air Force with 26 years of service. He is survived by his loving wife Josefina, children: Luther Jr. (Susan), Charmaine (Kevin), Spencer, Mike (Justyna), Joel, Matt (Monica) and Jasmine;...
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Darren "Woody" Ferrett

February 28, 1964 - September 24, 2014

Darren "Woody" Ferrett, 50, of Peoria, AZ passed away on September 24, 2014 in Glendale, AZ. Woody was born on February 28, 1964 to Norman and Arlene (Kahn) Ferrett in Neptune, NJ. Woody worked for W.D. Manor as a Union Plumber for 28 years and was a member of Local Union 469. He loved NASCAR, camping and his dogs Bentley and Breezey. Woody is survived by his loving wife Annette, mother Arlene...
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Harriet Marian Dudas

May 16, 1918 - September 24, 2014

Harriet Marian Dudas of Glendale passed away September 24th at the age of 96. She was born in Minneapolis, MN to Kristian and Anna Olsen. At the age of seven she moved to Gary, Indiana where she attended and graduated high school. In 1937 she married her husband of 59 years, Victor Dudas. In 1989 they moved to Mesa. Harriet was preceded in death by her parents Kristian and Anna, her husband...
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Mary Lou Carter

July 24, 1926 - September 24, 2014

Mary Lou Carter went to be with the Lord at the age of 88 on September 24, 2014. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was born in Sullivan, Indiana on July 24, 1926 to William and Pearl Savage. Her family moved to Arizona when she was a child, where she resided for the past 84 years. Mary Lou lived in Wickenburg, Arizona and proudly served on the Wickenburg City...
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Florette Eileen Andersen

June 4, 1932 - September 21, 2014

Florette Eileen Jarvis Andersen (Smithiger), born June 4th, 1932, in Socorro, Texas, returned to her Lord on September 21st, 2014. She is survived by two daughters, Susan and Karen; a son, Stephen; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Frances and two dogs. She was preceded in death by John Andersen, her beloved husband of 34 years, Ronald Smithiger, her second husband, and...
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Mary Ann Cameli

August 8, 1928 - September 21, 2014

Mary Ann Cameli 86, of Glendale, AZ passed away on September 21, 2014. She was born in West Allis, Wisconsin to Rose and Edward Haselkamp. She attended St. Mary's Academy and attended Marquette University for a year after which she worked at GE X-Ray department where she met her husband Dominic of 62 years. They were married in 1952 and had three children, Joan, Michael and Daniel. She is...
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Darrell Thomas Mock

November 23, 1951 - September 20, 2014

Darrell Thomas Mock, passed away at the age of 62 on September 20, 2014. Darrell was born on November 23, 1951 to Earl and Virginia Mock in Tucson. He has been a native of Arizona since. He grew up playing the drums in his Family's band, The Mocking Birds, with his sister, Sheila , and his father, Earl. He worked as a pest control service technician for Beavers Pest Control for over 30 years....
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Rosolino Marchiafava

October 23, 1926 - September 18, 2014

Rosolino Marchiafava, age 87 of Glendale, AZ passed away September 18, 2014. He was born in Alia, Italy on October 23, 1926. He is survived by his children Damiano, Salvatore, Giuseppina, Enza and Maria; siblings Antonino, Guiseppe, Maria, Ellena and Tina; grandchildren Antonella, Barbara, Michael, Rosolino, Benedetto, Alfredo, Sabrina, Fabio, Annie, Lauren, William, Kristy and Kathy; and eight...
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Anne Marie Hempelman

July 9, 1949 - September 13, 2014

Anne Marie Chernich Hempelman passed away on September 13, 2014, surrounded by loved ones and friends, at her home in Glendale, AZ after a 7-year courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born in Waukegan, Illinois on July 9, 1949. She spent her childhood in North Chicago and Waukegan, IL and graduated from Waukegan Township High School in 1967. She was preceded in death by her parents, John...
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Sydney Carolina (Carolyn) Nichols

March 11, 1924 - September 12, 2014

Sydney Carolina (Carolyn) Nichols passed away peacefully with her family by her side on September 12, 2014, at the age of 90 in Glendale, AZ. Carolyn is survived by her husband, Ernest Dean Nichols, sons James (Edna) and Thomas (JoAnne), both of Phoenix, Arizona, and four grandchildren: Jennifer, Jeffrey, Shannon, and Melinda. She is also survived by loving in-laws, nieces, nephews and a host...
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Lester Hudson

November 6, 1937 - September 12, 2014

Lester E. "Bud" Hudson, 76, of Glendale, AZ, passed away on September 12, 2014. He was born in Lapel, IN on November 6, 1937. A Mason by trade, he was an artist at heart. He loved to design and build so many things. He built beautiful mosaic tile tables that he gave to family and friends. All his work and everything he built was true art. He will truly be in our hearts forever. He is...
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Jodeane Horner

January 14, 1938 - September 11, 2014

Jodeane Horner passed away September 11, 2014, at the age of 76.She was born in Newton, KS and moved to AZ with her family in 1945. Jo was preceded in death by her husband Bill and sons Steve and Billy. She is survived by her sister, Frankie Altman, son Danny, 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 10 AM at Resthaven Cemetery,...
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Barbara Gail Suttle

December 15, 1946 - September 11, 2014

Barbara G. Suttle, A native to Phoenix, AZ, Barbara was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend went to be with her Lord on September 11, 2014. Barbara graduated from Carl T. Hayden Hight School in 1984, and was employed by APS for 25 years. Barbara is survived by her husband Roger, 4 children Robbie (Sheela) Arnott, Wendy (David) Terrell, Andy (Cara) Arnott and Robin...
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David Notre Landrus

April 26, 1941 - September 10, 2014

David N. Landrus, 73 of Peoria, AZ, passed away surrounded by his loving family, September 10th. David was born April 26, 1941 to Everett and Pauline Landrus in Chenoa, IL. A veteran of the US Navy, David was a retired Millwright working for General Dynamics and Fry's Foods. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, loved to hunt elk and catch catfish. He loved going to volleyball games. He also...
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Russell Cripe

December 19, 1922 - September 9, 2014

Russell Lee Cripe 12/19/1922 - 9/9/2014 Russell Cripe was born in Venice Beach, CA and was a long time resident of Culver City, CA. He passed peacefully on 9/9/2014 in Glendale, AZ. He was married to the love of his life, Fern Cripe. He and Fern had one daughter Georgia Lee Inkster. Russell is survived by his brother Howard Cripe and sister Maryanne Lane, 2 grandchildren, 2 great...
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Jacob "Jake" Burckhard

September 21, 1979 - September 8, 2014


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Anna Marie Caylor

January 14, 1943 - September 3, 2014

Anna Marie Caylor died in Glendale, Az. on 3 Sept. 2014 at the age of 71 formerly of Davenport, Iowa. She was born on 14 Jan 1943 in Moberly, Mo. to Ollie Spicer and Avery (Gravitt) Spicer. She attended Moberly Junior College. She moved to Davenport, Iowa where she had three children Tami Levesque, Mike Gulick and Robert Gulick. She worked for the city of Davenport, Iowa where she drove a city...
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Dennis Harry Casteel

July 29, 1946 - September 1, 2014

Dennis Harry Casteel, 68, of Peoria, AZ, passed away on September 1, 2014. He was born July 29, 1946 to Stanley and Dorothy (Shultz) Casteel of Akron, OH. He graduated from North Phoenix High School in 1964, and later received his Associates Degree from Phoenix College. He married Kathi Naughton on June 28, 1969. Since 1988, he owned and managed Casteel Electric Inc. He was a two...
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Finis D. Corum, Sr.

January 30, 1942 - August 25, 2014

Finis D. Corum, Sr. of Tonopah, Arizona passed away on August 25, 2014 at the age of 72. He was born in Mesquite, Texas on January 30, 1942 and moved to Phoenix, Arizona that same year. He married the Love of his life, Patricia Carol Corum in September of 1960. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from 5 to 8 pm at Heritage Fuenral Chapel, 6830 W. Thunderbird Rd. Peoria, AZ. ...
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Lois Mae Kral

August 10, 1936 - August 23, 2014

Lois M. Kral of Peoria, AZ went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Born in Oxford, IA on August 10, 1936. She was the daughter of the late Mary C. Donohoe and the late John E. Donohoe and was preceded in death by her husband, Milo M. Kral and her son, Dennis M. Kral. Lois is survived by nine siblings, Shirley (Don) Burnett, Virginia (Leon) Shaw, Larry (Janet) Donohoe, Mary Kay Hull...
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Robert (Bob) Charles Pennington

August 24, 1926 - August 23, 2014

Robert C Pennington (Bob) passed away Saturday, August 23, 2014. He was born in Ft. Wayne, Indiana to Charles Todd Pennington and Edith Delila Dager on August 24, 1926. Bob was the founder of Pennington Auto Parts which he started in Indiana in 1952 with $50 he borrowed from his father-in-law. In 1961, he moved his family and business to Phoenix, AZ. Bob loved dabbling in real estate, stocks &...
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Zion Elizabeth Lawrence

April 26, 1952 - August 21, 2014

Zion Elizabeth Lawrence is survived by her husband Gary, sons Jeremiah and John-Jacob, and daughters Wendy, Kenyata, Jessica and Tynya. Zion was a mother figure to her entire congregation with much honor and respect. She loved without condition, gave without expectation and prayed without ceasing. Most importantly, she pleased God. Zion was a successful business woman and leader of her...
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Marian L. Gilmore-Brian

February 7, 1955 - August 18, 2014

Marian L. Gilmore was called home to the Lord on August 18, 2014. Marian was born in Utica, New York on February 7, 1955. She was the daughter of Margherita and Dannie Cronian. Marian found her outdoor spirit living in Alaska hunting, camping and fishing. Marian and her family moved to Arizona in 1989. Marian enjoyed collecting antiques, watching movies and crocheting. She was an avid sports fan...
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Thalia Delphine Livengood

August 27, 1922 - August 3, 2014

Thalia Livengood, 91, passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2014. She was born on August 27, 1922 in Miami, Arizona, and attended school in Globe, Arizona. She lived in Globe for many years, then moved to Phoenix where she worked at Motorola. She later worked as a cook at Westwood Christian School, and at AIBI. She was a member of Christ Church for 45 years and her life was devoted primarily to Jesus...
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Joyce Delgado

February 27, 1979 - July 30, 2014

Joyce Shawntel Robinson Delgado went to be with our Heavenly Father at the age of 35 on July 30 2014. Joyce was born in Santa Maria, California to William Robinson and Annette Mason on February 27, 1979. Joyce was a loving mother and took good care of her home. She was preceded in death by baby boy Jalo Jerimiah Delgado, sister Tarsha Robinson, brother Robert Benhart and grandmother Annie M....
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Gary Jude Piazza

November 2, 1952 - July 29, 2014


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Marjorie (Jahns) Ptacek

July 13, 1928 - July 28, 2014

Marge was born Marjorie M. Jahns to Christy and Ida Jahns of Minnesota in 1928. She was the youngest of five children; one of which was a twin sister, Margaret. She grew up in a farming community in southeast Minnesota, where she met her future husband, Donald J. Ptacek. They have been married for 68 years. As a result of their life together, the world is filled with much love and faith. In...
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Theresa Theodora Thompson

July 3, 1938 - July 25, 2014

Theresa T. Thompson, 76, passed away July 25, 2014. Theresa (Terry) was born on July 3, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Philip James Thompson and is survived by her five children; Theresa, Eileen, Patty, Philip and John, her five grandchildren; Alisha, Cindy, Philip, Matthew and Chase, her two Great Grandchildren; Carlee and Colin and her brothers...
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Tony Michael Hards

December 14, 1982 - July 23, 2014


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Anderson E. Fitzhugh

August 26, 1932 - July 23, 2014

Anderson E. Fitzhugh, 81, of Glendale, passed away on July 23, 2014. He was born on August 26, 1932, to Willis and Mary (Henry) Fitzhugh in Guntersville, AL. On June 8, 1958 he married Frances Clifton in Chico, CA. Anderson retired as an Air Force Tech Sgt. after 20 years of honorable service. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Glendale, AZ. Anderson is...
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Michael Anthony Spano

April 3, 1959 - July 21, 2014

Michael A. Spano of Glendale, Arizona went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 21, 2014, at the age of 55. Mike was born in Rahway, New Jersey on April 3, 1959, to the late Francesco and Helen Spano. Mike worked as a local truck driver, delivering bread products to fast food restaurants. He was a hard worker who dedicated his free time to family and to church ministries. His interests included...
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Marilyn Ann Pruniski

July 15, 1930 - July 17, 2014

Marilyn A. (Moore) Pruniski, 84, passed away peacefully on July 17, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, husband Stephen Pruniski, Jr. Marilyn was born July 15, 1930 in Benkelman Nebraska. After her husband passed away in 1971 she raised six loving, strong children, while working 15 plus years at AAA Arizona. She is remembered for her loving...
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Jennifer Louise "Niffer" Van Vuuren

June 18, 1962 - July 11, 2014

Jennifer Van Vuuren, 52, of Peoria, AZ, passed away July 11th, 2014. She is survived by her husband Dale Van Vuuren; parents Joe and Barbara Paget; sister Melissa; children Kristina, Rachelle, and Blake; grandson Alec; and is preceded in death by her daughter Rebecca. Jennifer "Niffer" will always be remembered by her family and friends as strong, hardworking and fun loving. Services will be held...
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Carole Marie Foy

December 27, 1961 - July 9, 2014

Carole Marie Foy, 52, of Glendale, passed away on July 9, 2014 in her home. She was born on December 27, 1961 to Howard and Joyce (Wilson) Tunnicliffe at Alpena, MI. Carole worked as a Mortgage Processor for USAA. On May 12, 1984 she married Michael Foy in Las Vegas, NV. Carole is survived by her loving spouse Michael, three sons, Michael Francis Foy IV, Matthew Gordon Foy, Joshua Ryan Foy;...
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Gary Nelson

March 26, 1940 - July 8, 2014

Gary W. Nelson, 74, of Phoenix passed away on July 8, 2014. Gary was born in Hutchinson Kansas, graduated from East High School in Wichita Kansas and served in the United States Air Force. Gary was an avid private airplane pilot when he was younger. He loved to go camping, fishing, hunting, shooting his guns and generally being outdoors. He loved playing pool and spending time with his friends...
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Mary Margaret Miller

August 15, 1928 - July 7, 2014

85, Loving wife and mother passed away peacefully July 7, 2014. She was born in New York on August 15, 1928. She is preceded in death by her parents Joseph Sherwood and Ida Neuberger, her husband Francis Miller and her son Francis Miller, Jr. her brothers Joe, Duke, John and Harry. She is survived by her sister Theresa Graf, daughter Patricia Beaman and her fiancé Eugene Sanzio. She had a long...
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Gerald Donald Loruss

June 18, 1935 - July 7, 2014

Watch out Heaven! He's on his way. On July 7th, Jerry (Gerald D.) Loruss lost his battle with pulmonary fibrosis and cancer at age 79. He's now on his way to make sure Heaven is following all the building codes and is up to the current architectural standards. No funeral is planned. If you would like to honor his memory, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of the Valley at 9435 W....
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Eleanore Knechtges Nash

January 7, 1923 - July 6, 2014

Eleanore Knechtges Nash, age 91. Educated in Minnesota and moved to the Phoenix area in 1966. She loved the Valley and its many magical star lit nights. Accountant and self taught financial planner. Since retirement she was a volunteer for the AARP Tax Aid Program. She became coordinator for the program and worked with counselors at four adult centers in the West Phoenix area. She did taxes...
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Paul Popescu

March 12, 1956 - July 3, 2014

Paul Popescu, 58, of Glendale, Arizona, passed away on July 3, 2014. Paul is survived by his loving wife Maria and his family. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 W. Thunderbird Rd. Peoria, AZ from 5PM until 8PM. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, July 10th in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Claudia Quintero

January 15, 1976 - June 24, 2014


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Constantinos "Gus" George Macrides

October 27, 1954 - June 23, 2014

Constantinos "Gus" George Macrides, 59, of Peoria, passed away on June 23, 2014 in Kenosha, WI. He was born on October 27, 1954 to George and Erini (Kokkinou) Makris in Morphou, Cyprus. On June 20, 1981, he married Kathryn June Chapman at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Waukegan, IL. Gus was the Owner/Operator of Brothers Family Restaurant from February 1985 until October 2006; and then...
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Bruce Burton Busch

December 7, 1934 - June 22, 2014

Bruce Burton Busch, 79, of Peoria passed away June 22, 2014. Bruce served in the United States Navy and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Bruce is survived by his wife Shirley; two sons Mark (Cynthia) and Brian (Margo); six grandchildren Jason, Steven, Andrew, David, Emily, and Sami and four great-grandchildren. A visitation...
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Mark Keil

July 1, 1959 - June 18, 2014


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Lanna Nicole Hamann

October 16, 1997 - June 14, 2014


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Jane Marylyn Koppenhoefer

September 6, 1943 - June 14, 2014

Jane Marylyn Koppenhoefer, 70, of Phoenix, Arizona, beloved wife and mother, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Banner Thunderbird Hospital on Saturday, June 14, 2014, following a valiant battle with cancer. Jane was born to Walter Herman Koppenhoefer and Lillian Alta (McCoy) Koppenhoefer in Peoria, Illinois on September 6, 1943. She graduated from Peoria High School and then...
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Patrice Ann Horton

September 3, 1956 - June 13, 2014


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Virginia Burns Casalla

June 10, 1921 - June 11, 2014

Virginia Burns Casalla, 93, of Glendale, passed away on June 11, 2014. She was born on June 10, 1921 to James and Leah (Spash) Burns in Bridgeport, CT. She is preceded by her husband Michael Casalla and 2 great grandchildren Jordan Ashley and Brandon. Virginia is survived by her daughters Bonnie Woodward (married to Woody) and Kathleen Thornton (married to Barry); son Michael Casalla (married to...
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Leif Edwin "Ed" Jordeth

June 15, 1922 - June 8, 2014

Leif Edwin Jordeth (1922 – 2014) Leif Edwin Jordeth, son of Ole and Paulina Olson Jordeth, was born June 15, 1922, Lebanon, South Dakota. After graduating from Lebanon High School he worked as an electrician. WWII service began in November of 1945. "Ed" enlisted in the United States Army, serving in the Army Of Occupation (Japan) until his Honorable Discharge in July, 1946. Following his...
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John Lynn Exley

October 4, 1947 - June 7, 2014

John Lynn Exley, 66, of Glendale, AZ journeyed to Heaven on Saturday, June 7, 2014. John was born in Clearfield, PA on October 4, 1947 to Anna Pauline & John Paul Exley, the third of four children. He grew up in PA and OH. John was a true patriot. Although working at TRW in Cleveland in the aircraft division and being draft exempt, he felt called to join the army aviation division. He was heavily...
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Juliet Orevillo Marion

July 1, 1940 - June 2, 2014

Juliet Orevillo (Marion), 73 years of age, passed into the Lord's hands on June 2, 2014 after a long two year battle with Acute Pulmonary Fibrosis. She departed surrounded by family and was welcomed into Heaven by those that have preceded her in death. Juliet was raised in Pahoa, Hawaii with her 15 brothers and sisters. She loved quilting, crafts, and sewing, and her real passion was for dancing....
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Frances Boston

May 4, 1923 - June 2, 2014

Frances Louise Boston, 91, of Phoenix, AZ passed away on June 2, 2014. She was born on May 4, 1923 to Charles and Minnie (Henry) Elliston in Nashville, TN. Frances is survived by her children, Ronnie Brzezinski, Kenny Brzezinski, Connie Pekara, Bonnie Vicini and Penney Bautista; 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren, She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Denny Brzezinski, husband,...
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Timothy Richard Prewitt

July 31, 1954 - May 31, 2014

Tim Prewitt, age 59 of Goodyear, died May 31st. He was born and raised in Casper, Wyoming. In 1985, he moved to the Phoenix area to work as a Real Estate Appraiser. Tim is survived by his wife Jonnie, two sons Richard (wife Shana) and Chad (wife Katja), and two grandsons Kohen and Kasen. Siblings include: sister Kathy Bockelman and brothers Mike (wife Judy), Jerry (wife Debbie), and Larry (wife...
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Edward Joseph Burdick

August 16, 1925 - May 30, 2014

Edward Joseph Burdick. 8/16/1925 - 5/30/2014. Born in San Diego, Ed grew up in Calexico, CA. He met the love of his life, Gloria Ray, in grade school. After serving in the Navy, he and Gloria moved to San Louis Obispo where he worked and graduated with a Master's Degree from Cal Poly. After five years in Schenectady, NY, Ed moved his family to Phoenix, where he worked for GE and Honeywell. He...
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Angelita A. Robles

June 14, 1920 - May 26, 2014


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Michael David Slater

December 13, 1967 - May 18, 2014

MIchael David Slater, 46, of Wittmann, AZ passed away on May 18, 2014. Michael was born on December 13, 1967 in Phoenix, AZ to David and Charlotte Slater. He is survived by his mother Charlotte (Terry) Jaycox, father David (Phyllis) Slater, son Tyler Slater, sister Kristen Slater and nieces Katelynn and Joselynn Bowen. A gathering will be held Wednesday, May 28, 2014 from 6 to 7 pm at Heritage...
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Harvey "John" Secrist

April 8, 1950 - May 18, 2014

Harvey "John" Secrist passed away May 18, 2014. John retired from the United States Air Force as Master Sergeant after 22 years of service. He was also a loyal employee at Chaz Roberts Air Conditioning for over thirteen years. John was devoted to his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Ward and Bertha Secrist and his brother Robert Secrist. John is survived by his loving...
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Ryan Charles Pavlish

July 23, 1984 - May 18, 2014

Ryan Charles Pavlish, 29, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of family and friends on May 18, 2014. Ryan was born July 23, 1984 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the son of Larry and Sandra Pavlish. Ryan was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of 4 months, shortly thereafter moving to Phoenix in 1985 with his parents. Ryan's life was a triumph over unceasing adversity and affliction....
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Dennis Brownell

February 16, 1953 - May 17, 2014

Dennis Brownell, 61 of Youngtown, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2014 at home. Dennis was born on February 16, 1953 in Detroit, Michigan to Jack and Elsie (Wenise) Brownell. He was a successful business man, and his children and grandchildren were his life. Dennis was a handy man that could build or fix anything, a pure jack of all trades. Despite the illness, he never gave up and continued to...
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Paul Michael Culhane

April 24, 1955 - May 17, 2014

Paul Michael Culhane, 59; passed away with family and loved ones on May 17th 2014. Mike is survived by his wife Doris, his two children Lynn and Michael and 3 grandchildren Marisa, Mary and Joshua Michael. Mike was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to everyone. He worked as a mail handler for the United States Postal Service up until the day the effects of his disease Frontal...
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Theresa Anne Selander

April 13, 1960 - May 17, 2014

Theresa Anne Selander, 54, of Litchfield Park, passed away on May 17, 2014 at her home. She was born on April 13, 1960 to Ralph and Elizabeth McClellan in Minneapolis, MN. She attended school at Golden Valley High School and graduated in 1978. Theresa worked as a business owner for Quality Quick Bindery. On May 5, 1984 she married Paul in Minneapolis. Theresa and Paul resided in Litchfield...
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William Edward "Bill" Chew

June 20, 1933 - May 15, 2014

William "Bill" Edward Chew, 80, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away peacefully on May 15, 2014. He was born in Peoria, Illinois on June 20, 1933. Bill served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He moved to Phoenix in 1962 from San Bernardino, California. He retired from Arizona Public Service Company in 1990. Preceding him in death was his daughter, Sheila. Bill is survived by his wife of...
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Jerolyn "Jeri" Schueller

February 22, 1946 - May 14, 2014

Jerolyn Schueller passed away peacefully in Peoria, Arizona on May 14, 2014. Jeri was born February 22, 1946 in Mankato, MN. She graduated high school in 1964 from Le Sueur. Jeri worked in the sales industry and then moved to Peoria, AZ in 1978. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband David Schueller, brother-in-law, son-in-law, niece and grand-niece. Jeri is survived by her...
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Joan Rose Herzhaft

November 23, 1934 - May 13, 2014

Joan Rose Herzhaft passed away peacefully on May 13th, 2014 at the age of 79 (or 80 depending on who you ask). Joan was about her family, even in her last moments, and is survived by her revered younger brother John; three devoted children: Kim, Jill, and Jeff; four adoring children-in-law; ten loving grandchildren and her cherished great-grandson. Joan lived a full, happy life dedicated to...
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Alisha Ann Church

June 26, 1969 - May 2, 2014

On May 2, 2014, Alisha Ann Church, 44, of Glendale, Arizona passed away as a result of a vehicle collision. Alisha was surrounded and comforted in her final moments by her loving family at her side. Alisha was born on June 26, 1969 to Albert and Trisha Kelly Verbeke in Carbondale, Illinois. Alisha graduated from Pike High School in 1987. She earned her Baccalaureate and Master's Degrees in...
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Walter Willilam "Bill" Fifer

September 24, 1938 - May 1, 2014

Walter William "Bill" Fifer, 75, of Peoria, AZ passed away on May 1, 2014. He was born on September 24, 1938 to Walter and Dorothy (Sollars) Fifer in Kansas City, MO. He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-father, and his beloved wife Donna. Bill is survived by his children Catherine Fifer, Julie (Richard) Perry and David (Barbara) Fifer; grandchildren Matthew (Andrea) Perry, Jeffrey...
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Stanley Lund

August 15, 1959 - April 26, 2014

Stan T. Lund, 54, Founder of Lund Mortgage, Inc. died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday Morning, 26th of April. He was the second of five sons born to Richard and Sara Lund and was born in Kenitra, Morocco, North Africa. Stan is survived by his Dad Richard, his wife June, daughters Lisa and Saranne, Step-daughter Melissa, his brothers, Mike, Tim, John, Steve, and grandchildren, Tyler, Bria and...
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Margie Pearl Springer

February 10, 1930 - April 24, 2014


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Diana Delores Ozee

January 30, 1935 - April 24, 2014

79, passed away on April 24th, leaving a great hole in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to have known her. Born January 30, 1935 in East Chicago, Indiana to John and Raleo Morfis, Diana precedes her older sister, Mary Kemeras. She is survived by her sons Mike (Betsy) of Scottsdale and Pete (Vicki) of Round Lake, IL, and three granddaughters, Rachel, Shannon and Ashley. Diana was...
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