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

Ralph Charles Grau

April 24, 1921 - January 20, 2015

Ralph Charles "Chief" Grau, 93 of Peoria, passed away on January 20, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. He was born on April 24, 192l to Charlie and Goldie Grau in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was preceded in death by Angela, his wife of 60 years. He was survived by son Ralph Jr., daughters Carol and Debra and granddaughter, Christina. He served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Robert E. Peary as an engineer...
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Tawnya Yvonne Fox

March 30, 1964 - January 16, 2015

Tawnya Y. Fox (Bryner) went to Heaven on January 16, 2015 surrounded by her family and friends. Tawnya was born in Lakewood, OH on March 30, 1964. She is survived by her loving husband, Phil Fox, of 23 years; her 3 sons Joshua, Andrew and Cody; her parents Thomas Sr. and Dorothy Bryner; her 3 brothers Tom Jr., Terry and Todd; her many nieces and nephews; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law...
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Louis L. Acquista

March 31, 1929 - January 16, 2015

Louis L. "Louie" Acquista died January 16, 2015 at home. He was born to Dominic and Jennie (Macaluso) Acquista on March 31, 1929 in Buffalo, New York. He grew up on the west side of Buffalo. He married Santina "Sandy" (Bonetto) in 1954 and they recently celebrated 60 years of marriage. He and Sandy moved to Glendale, AZ in 1976 with their two daughters when Louie was transferred to Arizona...
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Lawrence Michael Wetzel

December 19, 1925 - January 15, 2015

On January 15, 2015, Lawrence Michael Wetzel was called home to our Heavenly Father long before his family was ready for him to depart. He was born on December 19, 1925 in Helmetta, New Jersey to Lawrence and Jenny Marie Wetzel (Witkowski). Born into an era of hardship and unfaltering loyalty to family, Lawrence worked hard at everything he did from childhood on, always wanting to make his family...
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Richard Ward Calvert

April 30, 1925 - January 13, 2015

Richard Ward Calvert passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2015 in Scottsdale, AZ. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska and served in the Army Air Corp from 1943-1946. Known as "Ward" by his family and friends, he came to Arizona in 1950 from Nebraska. Always wanting to get the "scoop", Ward dabbled in the Ice Cream business in California and then acquired the Mesa Tribune in Arizona. He later sold the...
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Nickolas Girard Evers

August 16, 1962 - January 13, 2015

Nick was preceded in death by his mother, Murial, and is survived by his father, Sidney Evers and Sister Marielle (John) Seaver, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. Nick never met a stranger - and his friends quickly became his family. Nick lived in the manner that he wanted until his final, unexpected day.
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William "Bill" Charles Roseberry

September 21, 1940 - January 13, 2015

William (Bill) Charles Roseberry – Born September 21, 1940 in Broken Bow, Nebraska. He has resided in Arizona for 28 years. After a short battle with cancer, the world lost a truly wonderful man on January 13, 2015. He was a loving, kind, tender husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, brother, and friend. Everyone he came in contact with loved him instantly. He will be missed by...
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Orabelle T. Bulkley

June 20, 1922 - January 11, 2015

Orabelle T Bulkley, 92, of Phoenix, passed away on January 11, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ. She was born on June 20, 1922 to William and Marie (Fletcher) Clark in Omaha, NE. Orabelle loved to dance, travel and always had a smile. She touched and brought joy to many peoples lives. She was a member of numerous charitable organizations throughout the Valley and in Payson for many years. Orabelle is...
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Lewis Joel Campbell

January 31, 1921 - January 11, 2015

Lewis Joel Campbell, 93, passed away on January 11, 2015, in Peoria, AZ. He was born on January 31, 1921, in Rockmart, GA, to the late Ernest Campbell and Marian Cook. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Norma Jean Monroe Campbell; brother Eugene Campbell; and sister-in-law Mary Louise Campbell. He was a graduate of Hower Vocational High School (Akron, OH), where he was president...
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Mary Jane Gerhardt

August 14, 1926 - January 10, 2015

Mary Genevieve (Jane) Gerhardt, age 88, formerly of Clark, died on January 10, 2015 at a care center in Peoria, Arizona. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday January 23, 10:30 AM at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Glendale, Arizona. A Celebration of Life service and rosary will be held at Furness Funeral Chapel in Clark, South Dakota on a date to be determined. Burial will be in the St...
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John Joseph Mozzicato

September 26, 1931 - January 9, 2015

John Joseph Mozzicato 83, of Peoria, AZ passed away on January 9, 2015. He will be remembered for his gentle nature, humor, but most of all for his love and dedication to his family and friends. Beloved husband of the late Joyce Mozzicato (6/25/13), he is survived by his daughters Linda Bunt (Jim) of Scottsdale, AZ and Diane Mozzicato (Brian Gershon) of Kansas City, MO; his brother James...
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Karen Suzanne Wisely

July 29, 1960 - January 8, 2015

Karen Suzanne Wisely, 54, passed away Thursday, January 8th, 2015 in Peoria, AZ. She was preceded in death by her father, Leland Dale Perry. She is survived by her mother Martha Perry, sister Dianne Boyle, brothers Kevin Perry and Lee Perry, daughters Lisa Ehlers and Brittany Harlow, and grandchildren Easton and Emma Ehlers and Maddox Harlow. Karen was loved by all and will be greatly missed. A...
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Maria R. Peeden

August 2, 1937 - January 7, 2015

Maria R. Peeden, 77, passed away on January 7, 2015 in Peoria. Maria is survived by her sons: Robert Peeden, Mitchell Peeden, and Joseph Peeden. A visitation will be held Sunday, January 11, 2015 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm with a rosary service at 3:30 at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 W. Thunderbird Rd., Peoria, AZ 85381. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Arizona Humane Society or Hospice...
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Dorothy Faye Dunaway

May 14, 1930 - January 6, 2015

Dorothy Faye Dunaway, passed away January 6, 2015. She was born in Witchita Falls, Texas, on May 14, 1930. She was the second of six children to William D. Taylor and Vinnia Zornes Taylor. Survivors include Jerry Dunaway (son), Cheryl LaMotte (daughter), Rick LaMotte (son in-law), Pamelia Dunaway (daughter in-law), 6 grandchildren (Tanya, Danielle, Christopher, Alaina, Shawna, Nichole), 9 great...
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Esther Ladd Begay

June 5, 1946 - January 3, 2015

Esther Ladd Begay, 68, of Glendale, passed away on January 3, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ. She was born on June 5, 1946 to Etcitty and Bessie Begay in Black Mesa, AZ. Esther is survived by her loving spouse Leo, Two Sons, Mathias Begay, Samuel Begay; Two Daughters, Gloria Begay, Irene Elizabeth Begay; 5 Grandchildren and Brother, Ambrose Smith; . Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 8,...
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Jeffrey Alan Steele

April 23, 1966 - December 31, 2014

Steele, Jeffrey Alan 48, passed away December 31, 2014. Jeff was born in Phoenix, Arizona on April 23, 1966. He graduated in 1984 from Alhambra High School where he was active in JROTC. Jeff always had an interest in public service and began his lengthy career with the Glendale Police Department in 1986. He held various positions in the department before becoming a police officer in 1989. ...
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Loralei Marilyn Florence Poll

December 27, 1961 - December 31, 2014

Loralei Marilyn Florence Hoke Poll, 53, passed away surrounded by family on December 31, 2014 after fighting cancer for over a year. Loralei was born to Virgil and Ouida Hoke in Flagstaff, Arizona and grew up in northern Arizona and Scottsdale. She worked in public procurement for 27 years at various organizations. Loralei was CPPB and CPPO certified, past President of the local NIGP chapter,...
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Anthony Joseph Miller

May 29, 1989 - December 27, 2014


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Douglas Stuart Higgs

August 30, 1953 - December 27, 2014

Douglas Stuart Higgs, 61; passed away on December 27, 2014 at his home in Glendale, Arizona. Douglas was born in Arlington, Massachusetts and served in the U.S. Navy. He retired as a Chief Petty Officer. Douglas is survived by his wife Karen Higgs, son Douglas Higgs, Jr. (Virginia), granddaughter Elsa L. Higgs and grandson Douglas S. Higgs, III. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, December...
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Catherine Marion Walker

August 13, 1921 - December 23, 2014


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Mary Patricia Scrivens

May 31, 1963 - December 23, 2014

Mary Patricia Scrivens, 51, of Peoria, passed away on December 23, 2014. Mary was very devoted to her family and a Dance Mom for her youngest daughter. She was born on May 31, 1963 to Mark and Patricia (Cahill) Ratermann in Phoenix, AZ. Mary attended St Louis the King, was Valedictorian at Borgade High School and graduated from ASU with a degree in accounting. She began her career in the...
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George Wayne McGill

October 23, 1944 - December 23, 2014

George Wayne McGill, 70, of Glendale passed away December 23, 2014. George was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the United States Navy from 1964-1968. He was a member of St. Helens Catholic Parish in Glendale, the Fray Garces Council 3855 of the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion, and the Elks. George is survived by his wife of 27 years, Mary; six step- children: Mary McCoy, Roberta Duval,...
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Victor Martin

August 17, 1985 - December 22, 2014


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Betty Louise Goodrich

August 3, 1931 - December 19, 2014

Betty Louise Goodrich, 83, passed away on December 19, 2014 in Peoria. Betty was born in Columbus, Ohio to Donald and Violet Feurer August 3, 1931. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Larry Goodrich and her parents, Donald and Violet. Betty will be dearly missed by her children: Tom, Jackie, Jeff and David; grandchildren: Scott, Matt, Katie, Jenn, Christine, Marcus, Jamie, Angie,...
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Gary William Lehmann

October 2, 1935 - December 18, 2014

Mst. Sergeant Gary William Lehmann passed into the hands of the Lord on December 18th 2014. He was born on October 2,1935 to Paul and Agusta Lehmann. He is survived by his wife of 58yrs Patricia Ann Lehmann (Norman),4 children,Michael,Kimberly,Mark and Scott as well as 9 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren. He proudly served in the military for 36yrs. Gary had a passion for history and...
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Elva DeEtte McClure

October 31, 1930 - December 18, 2014


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Harold Jerome Smith

August 22, 1939 - December 17, 2014

Harold Jerome Smith, 75, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Jerry, as he was known, was a deeply spiritual man recognized for his sense of humor and great kindness. Jerry was born on August 22, 1939 in Hartford, Connecticut to Harold Lee Smith and Jeanette Helen Frazier. Jerry attended St. Augustine School in Hartford and was a tremendous athlete...
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Alexis Grace Madolid

December 3, 2014 - December 16, 2014

Sweet baby Alexis Grace Madolid passed away peacefully in her family's arms on December 16th, 2014 at 12:44 pm. Her birth was celebrated on December 3rd, 2014. During her 13 days on Earth, Alexis touched so many lives. She was loved deeply by her family and many friends. During her brief time with us, Alexis loved to be read and sung to, she enjoyed the touch and kisses from her mommy and...
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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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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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