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

Glen Earl Hodges

December 21, 1935 - May 24, 2015

Glen Earl Hodges of Peoria, AZ passed away on May 24, 2015. He was born in a log cabin in Paint Rock, Alabama, on December 21, 1935. His mother, Margie Frazier and sister, Betty Taylor preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Laura, sister Mary Evelyn Hill, son Richard (Kathy) Hodges, daughters Juli (Jim) Wagner, Debra (Mike) Mulroe and six grandchildren: Shea and Dean (Vedrana) Hodges,...
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John Byrd

June 19, 1929 - May 21, 2015

John Byrd, 85, passed away May 21, 2015 in Sun City, Arizona. He was welcomed home by his Savior Jesus Christ. John was a loving husband and father who enjoyed spending time with his family. His family and friends are a testament to all the lives that he touched. John worked at Bresler Ice Cream Co. from 1964-1986. He started in the cooler, was promoted to production, and later driving semi...
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Richard J Rodriguez

February 25, 1955 - May 20, 2015

Richard J. Rodriguez, 60, of Glendale died May 20, 2015. He was born February 25, 1955 in Anniston, AL the son of Johnny Rodriguez and Betty (Crossley) Banner. He lived in Arizona for the past 42 years. He worked at Transpac Aviation, Sperry, Mesa Airlines, Cutter Aviation and American West Airlines. Richard was a sport enthusiast, playing racquet ball, tennis, golf and bowling. He was a huge AZ...
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Calvin A. Pepper, Jr.

January 9, 1928 - May 16, 2015

Calvin A. Pepper, Jr., 87, of Sun City West, passed away on May 16, 2015. Private services will be held at a later date.
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Nicholas James Allocca

November 13, 1979 - May 15, 2015

Nicholas J. Allocca Survived by: Parents: Joseph P. Allocca and Paula Jo Allocca married since 1978. Sisters: Frances Maier, Christina Kristoffersen, and Gina Allocca Brother: Paul Allocca, and several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. Preceeded in Death by: Sister DeAnza Allocca passed away August 18, 1985. Biography: Nicholas attended St. Michael's High School in Santa Fe, New ...
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Bradley Paul Hanauer

April 9, 1957 - May 14, 2015

Bradley Paul Hanauer, 58, of Phoenix, passed away on May 14, 2015. He was born on April 9, 1957 to Frank and Carol (Wiberg) Hanauer in Chicago, IL. Bradley was a master carpenter, loved his family, NASCAR, hunting, fishing, and the outdoors. He had a kind gentle spirit. He was preceded in death by father, Frank Paul Hanauer, Jr. Bradley is survived by his mother Carol Hanauer, wife Traci, son,...
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Anntoinette "Toni" Holly

June 29, 1925 - May 14, 2015

Antoinette "Toni" Holly, 89, of Sun City, passed away on May 14, 2015 in Sun City, AZ. She was born on June 29, 1925 to Eugene and Antoinette (Klem) Suragen in Detroit, MI. She was preceded in death by her parents and Husband, Ralph Holly. Toni is survived by her children Dave (Alta) Holly, Paul Holly, Jan (John) Menninger, and Sue Holly; grandchildren Scott (Christine) Holly, Jeff (Kelly)...
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Brandon Alexander Montemayor

February 19, 1991 - May 13, 2015

Brandon Alexander Montemayor, 24, entered Heaven's Gates on May 13, 2015 in Glendale, AZ. Brandon was born in Westminster, CO on February 19, 1991. He moved to Arizona in 1994 and graduated from Ironwood High School in 2009 where he enjoyed the Culinary Arts program. He worked as a teaching assistant for preschool children at L'il Pardners Childcare and Preschool in Peoria. Brandon loved...
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Katharyne "Kathie" Ann Sweet

July 1, 1951 - May 13, 2015

Katharyne "Kathie" Ann Sweet, aged 63, peacefully entered Heaven's gates on Wednesday May 13, 2015 in the comfort of her home in Glendale, AZ. Kathie was born on July 1, 1951, in Washington D.C., the daughter of Donald Mays and Shirley Ann Mays. Family, friends, laughter, and her love for life were Kathie's passions and delight. We created some of our best memories at the lake in the hot summer...
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Narcisa P. Pati

March 18, 1915 - May 9, 2015


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Sharon DiCosmo

July 15, 1956 - May 9, 2015

Sharon DiCosmo, 58, passed away May 9, 2015 peacefully in her home in Glendale, AZ after living with cancer since first diagnosed in May of 2007. She was born July 15, 1956 in Bridgeport, Connecticut and moved to Arizona. Sharon attended Bullard Haven High School in CT and Mesa Community College. Her work history began in CT as a cosmetologist. After moving to AZ, she worked at American/Storr...
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Irene Gail Carroll

May 17, 1949 - May 7, 2015

Irene Gail (Macias) Carroll, 65 of Surprise died May 7, 2015. She was born on May 17, 1949 in San Angelo, TX the daughter of Julius Macias and the late Vedenia (Johnston) Macias. Irene was a resident of Arizona for the past 8 years. Besides her father, Irene is survived by her husband, Donald Carroll; 4 children, Donald E. Carroll, Vedenia Cochran, Holly Scott and Kevin Carroll and 10...
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Juan C. Gomez

February 14, 1951 - May 7, 2015


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Ralph O. Lippig

December 2, 1927 - May 7, 2015

Ralph O. Lippig passed into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, May 7, 2015. Ralph was born in Halle Germany on December 2, 1927, moving with his parents to the United States when he was about three years old. He served in the U.S. Army and upon his discharge, married Margaret Rieger in 1948, and together, they had four children. Following Margaret's death in 1990, he met and married Virginia...
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JD Campbell

April 14, 1931 - May 5, 2015

Campbell, JD. 84 of Peoria, AZ passed away on May 5th 2015 after a short illness. JD was born in Rush Center, KS on April 14, 1931. He attended Kansas State University and after serving in the U.S. Army came to AZ in 1956. After several jobs he settled on the real estate industry. In 1968, after wanting to sell property in Peoria in what would become North Peoria around the Pinnacle Peak Rd and...
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Darwin Eugene Ritchhart

September 5, 1944 - May 5, 2015

It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of Darwin E. Ritchhart at the age of 70. He moved on to his happy hunting grounds on May 5, 2015 at his home in Glendale. The avid outdoorsman thrived on hunting, fishing and provided great companionship to family and friends. While his death is a terrible loss, there is comfort in knowing he is no longer in pain from a long battle with health...
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Robert Douglas Divelbiss

February 17, 1945 - May 4, 2015

Robert Douglas Divelbiss February 17, 1945-May 4, 2015 R. Douglas Divelbiss, aged 70, died on May 4, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania to Robert M. and Dorothy A. Divelbiss. He is survived by Jane, his beloved wife of 45 years; son R. Skip Divelbiss and wife Tiffany, of Phoenix, Arizona; daughter Katherine Divelbiss Clary and her husband, Brian, of Huntsville,...
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Keith A. Kaiser, Sr

May 24, 1951 - May 2, 2015

Keith Alan Kaiser Sr., 63, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Keith was born May 24, 1951 and was raised in Parma, Ohio. He graduated from Normandy High School in 1970, and went on to join the United States Air Force. While stationed in Turkey, he met his wife, Sarah Kaiser, and they were married on October 6, 1973. Keith loved to travel, listening to all...
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Sonja Peterson

February 18, 1972 - April 29, 2015

Sonja Peterson (Hefton) died peacefully at home on April 29, 2015 in Glendale, AZ at the age of 43. Sonja is survived by her Father Joseph Hefton, Meeker, CO., husband Jeffrey Peterson, children Drew, age 9 and Gabrielle, age 5. She is also survived by her brothers Shane Holden (Gina) and Joe Hefton (Lori), Father and Mother -in-law, Jim and Kathi Peterson, sisters and brothers-in-law, Karen &...
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Thomas John Schwoerer

September 4, 1942 - April 25, 2015

Thomas John Schwoerer, 72; Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to everyone, passed away peacefully on April 25th, 2015. "Tommy" was born on September 4, 1942 in Madison, WI to Donald and Margaret Schwoerer. Tom was the eldest of six children. Shortly after graduating from Middleton High School, he proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and eventually...
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Leah Geniel McBride

September 1, 1937 - April 25, 2015

Leah Geniel McBride, 77, of Glendale, AZ passed away on April 25th, 2015. Beloved wife of the late John P. McBride. Loving Mother of Paul McBride (Penny), Heather Forbes (Tom). Cherished grandma of Leah Amber McBride and Kyle James Rutherford. Services to be held at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 West Thunderbird Road, Peoria, on Friday, May 1st, 2015. Visitation to begin at 10:30 a.m. with...
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Louis Bernard Christopher, Jr.

August 15, 1953 - April 23, 2015

Louis B. Christopher, Jr. was born the first child to the union of Louis Christopher and Leandres Johnson on August 15, 1953. He professed a hope in Christ at an early age and attended the Seventh Presbyterian Church in Chicago, Illinois. Louis graduated from Fenger High School and afterwards attended Roosevelt University where he obtained a Bachelors of Science in Biology. He received his...
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Mark Robert Bennett

June 16, 1963 - April 22, 2015

Mark Bennett, 51, of Glendale, AZ passed away April 22, 2015. He was born on June 16, 1963 in Detroit, MI to Robert Bennett and Ellen MacMillan. He is survived by his wife Denise (Perez) Bennett; son, Cole Bennett and daughter, Brittany Bennett, both of San Francisco, CA.
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Theresa L Jordan

November 4, 1919 - April 22, 2015

Theresa L. Jordan, 95, of Peoria passed away April 22, 2015. She was born in Dayton, OH on November 4, 1919. Daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Roth) Kuntz. She was a resident of Arizona for the past 40 years. Theresa is survived by one son, one daughter, 10 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
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Andrea Elizabeth Ketchum

November 10, 1981 - April 21, 2015


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Robert Hubata

December 5, 1942 - April 20, 2015

Robert Hubata, 72, of Phoenix, AZ passed away April 20, 2015. He was born on December 5, 1942 in Batesville, AR the son of the late Robert and Jean (Murphy) Hubata. Robert loved mathematics and earned his PhD in statistics. He had worked for Entergy in New Orleans and as a systems analyst at American Express in Arizona. Robert was an avid White Sox fan and enjoyed baseball. He is survived by his...
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George Tillman Hay, Jr.

April 1, 1935 - April 19, 2015

George Tillman Hay, Jr. 80, of Tolleson, AZ passed away April 19, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. The son of Vauddean (Stuart) and George Tillman Hay, Sr., he was born on April 1, 1935 in Paragould, AR. George was an Army veteran, serving from 1953-1956. In 1956 he set down roots in Arizona after making a road trip with his parents from Arkansas to California. He spent the early part of his...
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Frank Andrew Hinderberger, Jr.

May 7, 1948 - April 17, 2015

Frank Andrew Hinderberger, Jr., 66 of Phoenix, passed away on April 17, 2015. Born in Miami, AZ on May 7, 1948. He graduated from South Mountain High School in 1966. Later he entered th4e U.S. Airforce as a Jet Engine Mechanic in May 1967. He was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War, honorably discharged in December 1970. He attended college in Phoenix pursuing accounting. In...
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Thomas James Serafin

June 14, 1945 - April 13, 2015

Thomas J. Serafin, 69, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ. He was born on June 14, 1945 in Cleveland, OH. Tom was a devoted husband, nurturing father, loving grandfather, proud patriot and Vietnam Veteran. Tom is survived by his wife, Lois; three sons Steven, Edward and Craig (Shannon) and seven grandchildren. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 22 from 5:00 to...
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Vidosava Vasilije Culafic

January 19, 1955 - April 12, 2015

Vidosava was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 19, 1955 and passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at her home. Vidosava was a resident of Peoria, Arizona.
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Suzanne K. Schutt

February 17, 1944 - April 11, 2015

Suzanne K. Schutt, 71, was called home to be with her Savior on April 11, 2015. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Des Moines, with burial at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Visitation will be Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM at Westover Funeral Home. She was born February 17, 1944 in St. Louis to Harold and...
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Pamela A. Cass

August 12, 1954 - April 11, 2015

Pamela A. (Koenig) Cass, 60, died peacefully on April 11, 2015. Pam was born August 12, 1954 in Phoenix, Arizona to Harold and Violet Koenig. She attended West Phoenix High School, graduating in 1973. Pam was a dedicated, hardworking woman who had a great career and was very well respected in her work community. She worked for EDS (Electronic Data Systems) for 25 years, starting in Phoenix...
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Charles W. Luedtke

June 24, 1919 - April 6, 2015

Charles W. Luedtke, 95, of Phoenix, formerly of Milwaukee, WI, passed away April 5, 2015. Charles served in the US Army for four years during World War II and was longtime member of the American Leagion. He retired from the Pabst Brewing Company after 42 years. He was also an avid Green Bay Packers fan, loved woodworking and making model horse and buggy wagons. Charles was predeceased by his...
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Richard "Rick" Marciano

May 19, 1940 - April 5, 2015

Richard 'Rick' Marciano, age 74, of Phoenix, AZ, died at home on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015. Rick was born on May 19, 1940, in Waterbury, Connecticut, to the late Paul A. Marciano I and his wife Ginger. He attended Phoenix Union High School and subsequently joined the United States Marine Corps. He served six years based out of Camp Pendleton, CA, attaining the rank of Corporal (E4). ...
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Naomi Fay Malmos

May 8, 1945 - April 4, 2015

Naomi Fay Malmos entered Into this life May 8, 1945 in Sandwich, Illinois and entered into rest April 4, 2015 in Surprise, Arizona. Naomi is survived by her husband, John of Phoenix, sons, Bryan and Aaron both of Peoria and 3 grandchildren, Breanna, Ian and Piper, brother, Bill Wallis of Phoenix and sisters, Mary Frances Eisner of Tampa, Florida and Diane Hill of Glendale.
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Denise Marthe Hodge

September 24, 1935 - April 1, 2015

Denise Marthe Goedhuys Hodge of Sun City, Arizona and Brussels, Belgium died in Phoenix on April 1, 2015. She was born on September 24, 1935 in Brussels of the late Marcel Goedhuys and Alice Gernaert. She was their only child. Denise grew up during World War II in Nazi-occupied Belgium. While her mother was active in serving the people of Belgium in various underground capacities, Denise...
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Terri Ann Baack

December 5, 1964 - March 30, 2015

Terri Ann (Hylland) Baack entered this world on December 5, 1964 and left for her eternal home on March 30, 2015 following a long and valiant battle with cancer. Her teen years in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, were filled with her love of Arabian horses. The show circuit kept her busy and culminated in qualifying to compete at the Nationals in Lexington, Kentucky. After high school graduation,...
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Richard John Ebel

May 29, 1929 - March 28, 2015


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Joseph Edward Posser Sr

July 30, 1962 - March 28, 2015

Joseph Edward Posser, Sr., born July 30, 1962, passed away Saturday, March 28th after suddenly suffering a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Susan; his three sons: James and his wife Trisha; Joseph Jr. and his wife Sabrina and their son Revan; and Eric. He is also survived by his brother William and his wife Fatima and their two sons; and his sisters Marianne and Barbara. Joe...
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Robert L Hauser

February 12, 1936 - March 27, 2015

Robert L. Hauser, Passed into the care of the Lord March 27th after an extended illness. His life was filled with family, work and play. Originally from Iowa, he, his parents and brothers, moved to Arizona where he worked for Valley National Bank, later Bank One, retiring after 35 years when it became Chase Bank. He and his family enjoyed many years camping at the Imperial Sand Dunes and...
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Joe Tassinari, (Smokn Joe T)

January 4, 1952 - March 24, 2015

Joe Tassinari (Smokn Joe T) 63, of Glendale, AZ was taken suddenly by the Lord. He leaves behind his loving son Dallas, his sister Mary Casey of Florida and brothers Sergio from Virginia and Patrick from Texas . Services will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 10:00 AM.
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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. and was the youngest of 7 children. Being adventurist as a teenager she went on her own to Seattle and worked as a waitress for two years. Mary moved back to Spokane where she met and married Ted Matern and lived in Spokane, Wa for four...
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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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James Arthur "Jim" Hartfield

June 21, 1938 - March 16, 2015

James Arthur "Jim" Hartfield, 76, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2015. He was born June 21, 1938 in Wheeling, WV to Robert Fred Hartfield Sr. and Mary Leona (Davis) Hartfield. Jim went on a mission to the Belgian Congo, where he taught in a small village University. He barely made it out during the revolt where over 100,000 people died. He had a passion for peace. He was a researcher at...
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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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