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

Mary Frances Matern

September 11, 1926 - March 22, 2015

Mary Frances Matern, 88, of Glendale, AZ passed away on March 22, 2015. She was born on September 11, 1926 to Henry and Frances (Beeler) Lingg in Pullman, WA. Mary loved riding horses and freehand painting. She was preceded in death by her husband Ted. Mary is survived by her daughters, Linda Wingo and Barbara Burstad; 2 granddaughters, Julia Hunter and Andrea Cochlin and 3 great grandchildren...
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Ida Florence Lusciandrello

November 10, 1920 - March 20, 2015

Ida Florence Lusciandrello, 94, of Glendale, passed away on March 20, 2015. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 24 at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 W. Thunderbird Rd., Peoria from 4:00pm until 8:00pm, with a prayer service at 7:00pm. Funeral services and interment will be held at a later date in New Jersey.
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Ninfa Lina Giannone

September 29, 1940 - March 20, 2015

Ninfa Lina Giannone entered into this life on September 29, 1940 in Sicily, Italy and entered into rest March 20, 2015 in Sun City, Arizona. She is survived by her husband, Emanuele Giannone, son, Joe Giannone, daughter, Frances Figuccio, and 5 grandchildren, 3 sisters, Graziela, Giovanna and Maria. She was predeceased by 3 brothers, Franco, Jacomino and Giatano.
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Juan Francisco "Frank" Iniquez

June 16, 1924 - March 14, 2015

Juan Francisco "Frank" Iniguez, beloved husband, father, tata, ito, compadre and tio, died peacefully on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 90 ½ years of age. Frank was born June 16, 1924, was an Arizona native from Miami, AZ. During the 1930's and 1940's he lived in both Tepic, Nayarit and Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico until he returned to Arizona in 1949. Frank had many talents, an excellent swimmer,...
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Nephi Simeon Allen

August 25, 1918 - March 12, 2015

Allen, Nephi Simeon 96, of Peoria, Arizona passed away on March 12, 2015. Nephi Simeon Allen--Family Man, Church Leader, Entrepreneur, Friend. It is with emotion mixed with sadness, gratitude, amazement and love that we announce the passing of Nephi Simeon Allen on March 12th, 2015. He entered this life in Salt Lake City, Utah on August 25th, 1918, one of the seven children of Elizabeth Skidmore...
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Cherie Litman

March 16, 1951 - March 12, 2015

Charyl Elizabeth Litman known as "Cherie" entered into life on March 16, 1951 in Rapid City, South Dakota and entered into rest on March 12, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. She is survived by her husband; Guy Raymond Litman.
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Helen Brauch

October 12, 1926 - March 11, 2015

Helen Brauch, 88, of Phoenix peacefully passed away on March 11, 2015 surrounded by family. Helen was born in Maywood, Illinois in 1926 to Herbert and Vera Chapman. She lived most of her adult life in Santa Clara, CA where she and her husband Harry raised their family. They retired to Jamestown, CA in 1984 and Helen moved to Phoenix, AZ in 2005 following Harry's passing. Helen enjoyed sewing,...
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Michael Parker

November 16, 1950 - March 10, 2015

Michael Parker was born November 16, 1950 in Covington, Kentucky and entered into rest March 10, 2015 in Goodyear, Arizona. Michael is survived by, son Michael Patrick Andrew Parker, and step-children David Michael Stamper, Scott Stamper, and Elizabeth Roselli. Loving husband to Deborah Parker, who predeceased him, 10 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
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Dilia Irene Dimas

September 15, 1922 - March 9, 2015

Dilia Irene Dimas, 92, graduated with the highest honors from the School of Life on Monday March 9, 2015. She earned her Doctorate of Love, Joy, and Wisdom with her living dissertation on how to survive, and thrive, through marriage, kids, grandkids, and great grandkids with unlimited love, understanding, and selfless devotion. Born Dilia Irene Basurto, in Ripley, California, she grew up on a...
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Benny Hays

April 19, 1938 - March 6, 2015

Benny Hays of Phoenix, Arizona, died Friday, March 6, 2015, peacefully at his home at the age of 76. Benny was born on April 19, 1938 in Artesia, New Mexico. He is a veteran of 15 years in the United States Navy and upon discharge from the military; he worked in his family business as a roofer. Benny is survived by his loving wife Gail and his children Benny (Angie), Maria, Dale (Retta),...
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Dolores J. (Dee) Hicklin

November 10, 1934 - March 5, 2015

Dolores J. (Dee) Hicklin After a brief but courageous battle with cancer, Dolores Hicklin went to be with our Lord on March 5th, 2015 in Paradise Valley, AZ at the age of 80. She leaves behind her husband of 57 years, Robert Hicklin; daughters Debbi Wood, Glendale, AZ, Terri (T) O'Reilly, Scottsdale, AZ, and Robyn Olabi, Scottsdale, AZ and her son Bart Hicklin, Des Moines, IA. Dee was...
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Shirley Rae Manning

April 25, 1936 - March 3, 2015

Shirley Rae Manning, 78, of Glendale, AZ, born Apr. 25, 1936, at a farm west of Merna, NE., passed away surrounded by the love of her family on Tuesday March 3, 2015 at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, AZ. Shirley Rae rejoins her husband Garold Duane Manning (Oct. 18, 1934-Nov. 29, 2006), whom she married June 16, 1954 in Anselmo, NE. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents...
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Kimberly Ina Sunyak

February 21, 1961 - March 3, 2015

Kimberly Ina Sunyak ( O'Connor), 54, passed away March 3rd, 2015, with family by her side. She was born to the late John & Barbara O'Connor, February 21st, 1961, In Massapequa, NY. Eldest sibling to Scott, Shawn and Raymond O'Connor. She is survived by Husband Kevin Allen Sunyak whom she married in 1995 before relocating to Phoenix, AZ. Kimberly is also survived by 7 children: Michelle, Matthew,...
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Ramon Lee Freeland

August 17, 1969 - March 2, 2015

Ramon Lee Freeland passed away suddenly on March 2, 2015 at his home in Glendale, Arizona. Ramon was born on August 17, 1969 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his mother Dorothy Freeland. He is survived by two daughters Ambre and Tanae, and four sons Maka, Brendan, Jeremiah and Diego, also his father Elijah Freeland, sister Regina and brother Kevin. Ramon attended Pioneer...
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Michael Richard Piszczatowski

April 17, 1987 - March 1, 2015

Michael was born on April 17, 1987 and passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015. He is survived by his parents; Richard and Janina, and sister; Jessica Anna. Michael was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey and was a resident of Phoenix, Arizona for the past 7 years.
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Robert "Bobby" Timothy Angulo

August 2, 1961 - February 28, 2015

Robert Timothy Angulo (August 2, 1961 to February 28, 2015) is with our Heavenly Father after courageously battling pancreatic cancer for over 10 years. Robert "Bobby" loved his family and friends beyond measure, and lived with passion and perseverance. He is preceded in death by his father Henry Angulo. He is survived by his loving wife Barbara; children Alyssa, Zeke, Nicheal; grandsons...
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Alan C. Roberge

January 14, 1993 - February 24, 2015

Alan C. Roberge, 22, of Phoenix, AZ passed away February 24, 2015. He was born on January 14, 1993 to Annette Roberge Zuniga and Christopher Roberge in Phoenix, AZ. He was a beloved son, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. Survivors include his mother Annette Roberge Zuniga, his father Christopher Roberge, his dad, Andrew Zuniga, his sisters Roxanne Roberge, and Christina Zuniga,...
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Arlene Frances Dacier

March 9, 1935 - February 23, 2015

Arlene Dacier, 79, of Glendale, AZ, passed on 2/23/2015 surrounded by her loved ones. Arlene was born in Syracuse, NY where she grew up enjoying time with her siblings. She was an accomplished athlete at North Syracuse Central, class of 1952. Arlene worked for General Electric, NEC, and Farmers Insurance, where she retired from. She raised and is survived by her six children: Bill...
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Lori Lee Madonia

August 5, 1967 - February 23, 2015

Lori Lee (Finnegan) Madonia, of Glendale, passed away on February 23, 2015. She was born on August 5, 1967 to Thomas Finnegan and Joy (Mulfinger/Finnegan) Linville in Melrose Park, Illinois. She was a loving wife to her high school sweetheart Joseph for 27 years, and a loving mother, daughter, and sister. She will be dearly missed. She was preceded in death by her step-father, Skip Linville. ...
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Betty Hines (Baber) Conner

November 1, 1924 - February 20, 2015

Betty Hines (Baber) Conner, 90, of Peoria passed away February 20, 2015 at her home. She was born on November 1, 1924 in Logan, WV the daughter of the late De Lon and Alma Louise (Bright) Baber. She was a resident of Phoenix for 60 years and spent the last 10 years in Peoria. Betty retired from Honeywell. Her passion was cooking. Betty loved spending time with her family. She had a zest for life...
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Robert Louis Wilson, Sr

January 7, 1943 - February 19, 2015

Robert was the son of Prudence and Willie Wilson born in Miami, Florida on January 7, 1943. Robert attended High School in Bronx, NY. He served in the United States Marine Corp and fought for his country in Vietnam. Robert and his wife Henrietta married in 1977 and moved with their daughter Simone Janee' to Arizona in 1978. After moving to Arizona he worked at Trailways Bus Company as a...
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Cecil William "Bill" Ragsdale

August 18, 1938 - February 12, 2015

Cecil William (Bill) Ragsdale born August 18, 1938 in Phoenix, AZ was released from this earthly plane to go back home on February 12, 2015. He's a highly regarded father of 6. He was a native Phoenician and a very simple man. He will be most remembered as the man who always put this family first. He was a generous caring spirit. His presence, always being there with few words but a strong...
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James "Jim" Jeremiah Bowes

August 24, 1954 - February 10, 2015

James "Jim" Jeremiah Bowes. 1954-2015 of Peoria, Arizona, passed away on February 10, 2015 at 60 years young. Jim was born in Buffalo, New York and lived in Arizona since 1987. He is survived by his father Maurice Bowes, wife Kris Bowes of 19 years, his daughters Amanda Bowes and Ashley Bowes, sisters Robin Link, Cindy Lampman, Tammie Solly, brothers William McDonald and Terrane McDonald. Jim...
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Douglas Eugene Noreen

September 10, 1932 - February 10, 2015


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David L. Wagner

April 25, 1957 - February 9, 2015

David L. Wagner, 57, of Phoenix, died February 9, 2015 at his home. He was born on April 25, 1957 in Lakewood, Oh the son of the late LeRoy Russell and and Bernice (Rice) Wagner. David was a resident of Arizona for the past 29 years. He worked in as a console operator in security. Family members include his sister, Linda Wagner of Glendale and his soulmate Ellen Merrick. Visitiation...
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Helen Hope Gould

April 21, 1917 - February 8, 2015

Helen H. Gould, 97, of Peoria died February 8, 2015. She was born in Broadwater, NE on April 21, 1917 to William LeRoy and Leona Mae (Martindale) Helm. She lived in Iowa before moving to Arizona in 1978. Helen was a registered nurse and served in the US Army Nurse Corp during World War II. She continued her nursing career at various times through her life. Helen enjoyed line dancing and often...
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Trinidad Carmen Herrera, Jr. "Bullet"

July 16, 1946 - February 8, 2015

Trinidad Carmen Herrera Jr., "Bullet", entered eternal life on February 8, 2015. He was born on July 16, 1946, in Alamogordo, New Mexico, to Trinidad Pablo Herrera and Inez Anaya. Trinidad had an adventurous childhood growing up in the Clifton/Morenci, Arizona mining area, with many stories of his early years to tell. He attended Phoenix College, Eastern Arizona College (where he was ...
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Patrick Michael Eberhardt

January 9, 1992 - February 7, 2015


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Hazel LaBran

June 5, 1919 - January 31, 2015

Hazel LaBran, 95 years young of Phoenix and formerly of Pacific Grove, California, passed away on January 31st, 2015 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Washington State and moved to Phoenix in 1947 with her husband Bernard (Pete). Hazel was a loving and devoted wife and mother to her eight daughters: Virginia, Cathy, Marilyn, Cynde, Tricia, Kayla, AnneMarie, and...
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Frank Paul Hanauer

September 21, 1928 - January 30, 2015

Hanauer, Frank Paul 86, of Glendale, AZ passed away on January 30, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ. He was born on September 21, 1928 to the late Frank and Gertrude (Silakowski) Hanauer in Chicago, IL. Frank worked as a Network Technician. On June 30, 1951 he married Carol Wiberg in Chicago, IL. Frank is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Carol, children Jeffery Hanauer, Gregory Hanauer, Bradley Hanauer...
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Robert J. "Bob" Gallas

January 30, 1929 - January 28, 2015

Robert J. Gallas, 85, of Phoenix passed away January 28, 2015. Bob was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather that will be missed. He is survived by his wife Genevieve (Jean), 8 children (and their spouses): Robert (and Suzann), Barbara (and Joe), Catherine (and Larry), Mary (and Mark), Colette (and Nicholas), Elizabeth (and John), Margaret (and Steven) and Paula; 17...
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Essie L. Shoemake

May 24, 1916 - January 27, 2015

Essie L. Shoemake, 98, of Glendale, AZ passed away January 27, 2015. Essie was born in Oklahoma to James and Lennie (Jones) Cargal. She lived in Tolleson for many years before moving to Glendale. Essie was predeceased by her parents, her son, David Franks and her grandson, Bill Rivera. She is survived by her daughters, Gerry Rivera of Glendale and Annette Stoller of Mason, OH; 6...
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Clifford R. Schlink

August 24, 1940 - January 27, 2015

C CLIFFORD RAY SCHLINK (CRS) concluded his adventures on this earth while surrounded by family January 27, 2015. He loved nothing more than being with family. Cliff touched many in this life, be it with his smile, kind word or deed, or perhaps a practical joke. Oh how he loved a good laugh. He realized many accomplishments in life. One of which was being inducted in the Phoenix College...
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Phillip E. Fry M.D.

November 9, 1933 - January 26, 2015

Phillip E. Fry M.D.,81, passed away with his loving wife Cindy by his side, January 26, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. Phillip was born in Lansing, Michigan, November 9, 1933 to parents Edward and Gertrude Fry. He was raised in Fremont, Michigan and attended Michigan State University, pursuing his medical degree at University of Michigan, graduating in 1965. He completed his residency in...
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Rosemary "Rose" Kathleen Vasko

December 11, 1944 - January 25, 2015

Rosemary "Rose" Kathleen Vasko, 70, of Aondale, Arizona passed away on January 25, 2015 after complications from major surgery. A loving mother, wife and grandmother, Rosemary was born December 11, 1944 and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated from Lincoln High School and soon after found work at Ohio Bell as a switchboard operator. It was there that she met her husband, Ed Vasko, Sr....
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Edward J. Wisowaty

September 16, 1925 - January 25, 2015

Edward J. Wisowaty, 89, of Sun City West, returned home to the Lord on January 25, 2015. Edward was born in Chicago, Illinois to the late Edward and Helen Wisowaty. He was a Sergeant in the US Army Air Forces during World War II, serving in Europe. He later retired from AT&T as an electronic technician and moved to Arizona in 1983, where he was an avid golfer and active supporter of the VFW. ...
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Gisella Fritsch

June 8, 1928 - January 22, 2015


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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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