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

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

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 Hauti, Missouri, on December 26, 1944. Luther was a Chief Master Sergeant for the United States Air Force with 26 years of service. He is survived by his loving wife Josefina, children: Luther Jr. (Susan), Charmaine (Kevin), Spencer, Mike (Justyna), Joel, Matt (Monica) and Jasmine;...
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Darren "Woody" Ferrett

February 28, 1964 - September 24, 2014

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

May 16, 1918 - September 24, 2014

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

July 24, 1926 - September 24, 2014

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

June 4, 1932 - September 21, 2014

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

August 8, 1928 - September 21, 2014

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

November 23, 1951 - September 20, 2014

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

October 23, 1926 - September 18, 2014

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

July 9, 1949 - September 13, 2014

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

March 11, 1924 - September 12, 2014

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

November 6, 1937 - September 12, 2014

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

January 14, 1938 - September 11, 2014

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

December 15, 1946 - September 11, 2014

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

April 26, 1941 - September 10, 2014

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

December 19, 1922 - September 9, 2014

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

September 21, 1979 - September 8, 2014


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Anna Marie Caylor

January 14, 1943 - September 3, 2014

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

July 29, 1946 - September 1, 2014

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

January 30, 1942 - August 25, 2014

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

August 10, 1936 - August 23, 2014

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

August 24, 1926 - August 23, 2014

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

April 26, 1952 - August 21, 2014

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

February 7, 1955 - August 18, 2014

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

August 27, 1922 - August 3, 2014

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

February 27, 1979 - July 30, 2014

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

November 2, 1952 - July 29, 2014


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Marjorie (Jahns) Ptacek

July 13, 1928 - July 28, 2014

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

July 3, 1938 - July 25, 2014

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

December 14, 1982 - July 23, 2014


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Anderson E. Fitzhugh

August 26, 1932 - July 23, 2014

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

April 3, 1959 - July 21, 2014

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

July 15, 1930 - July 17, 2014

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

June 18, 1962 - July 11, 2014

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

December 27, 1961 - July 9, 2014

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

March 26, 1940 - July 8, 2014

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

August 15, 1928 - July 7, 2014

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

June 18, 1935 - July 7, 2014

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

January 7, 1923 - July 6, 2014

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

March 12, 1956 - July 3, 2014

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

January 15, 1976 - June 24, 2014


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Constantinos "Gus" George Macrides

October 27, 1954 - June 23, 2014

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

December 7, 1934 - June 22, 2014

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

July 1, 1959 - June 18, 2014


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Lanna Nicole Hamann

October 16, 1997 - June 14, 2014


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Jane Marylyn Koppenhoefer

September 6, 1943 - June 14, 2014

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

September 3, 1956 - June 13, 2014


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Virginia Burns Casalla

June 10, 1921 - June 11, 2014

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

June 15, 1922 - June 8, 2014

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

October 4, 1947 - June 7, 2014

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

July 1, 1940 - June 2, 2014

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

May 4, 1923 - June 2, 2014

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

July 31, 1954 - May 31, 2014

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

August 16, 1925 - May 30, 2014

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

June 14, 1920 - May 26, 2014


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Michael David Slater

December 13, 1967 - May 18, 2014

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

April 8, 1950 - May 18, 2014

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

July 23, 1984 - May 18, 2014

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

February 16, 1953 - May 17, 2014

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

April 24, 1955 - May 17, 2014

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

April 13, 1960 - May 17, 2014

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

June 20, 1933 - May 15, 2014

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

February 22, 1946 - May 14, 2014

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

November 23, 1934 - May 13, 2014

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

June 26, 1969 - May 2, 2014

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

September 24, 1938 - May 1, 2014

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

August 15, 1959 - April 26, 2014

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

February 10, 1930 - April 24, 2014


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Diana Delores Ozee

January 30, 1935 - April 24, 2014

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

December 27, 1959 - April 13, 2014

In Loving Memory of Frank Edward Simpson; Dec. 27, 1959 – April 13, 2014. Frank is survived by his wife Christine Simpson, three children; daughter Melissa (Adam) Fox, son Mark (Carestina) Beckers and son Jason Beckers, and 5 grandchildren Kassandra Fox, Christopher Fox, Caiden Beckers, Cody Fox and Haileigh Beckers. He is also survived by his mother Dorothy Simpson, brother Jeff (Nancy)...
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Mary Clarice O'Farrell

June 23, 1925 - April 12, 2014

Mary Clarice O'Farrell, 88, of Peoria, Arizona, went to be with her Lord on April 12, 2014. She was born June 23, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan to Charles and Lillian Wasicka. Mary is survived by her children, James, Jerry, Rita Trainor and Joseph; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Muriel Moran of South Carolina, her grandson Matthew...
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Mary Virginia Fischer

September 29, 1921 - April 11, 2014

Mary Virginia Fischer, 92, passed away on April 11, 2014. She was born to William and Mary Davidson in Santiago, Chile September 29, 1921. She served her country as a nurse in the U.S. Army during WWII. After a long nursing career in Missouri and Arizona, she retired from Indian Health Services as a school nurse at Shonto Boarding School on the Navajo Reservation. After retirement, she...
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William "Bill" Riley Hoffman

December 31, 1924 - April 8, 2014

William Riley Hoffman (Bill) 89, was born December 31, 1924 in Wheeling, WV and passed away April 8, 2014 in Peoria, AZ surrounded by his legacy of 3 generations. Bill was very proud of his military career where he served as a Radioman aboard the USS San Francisco during WWII and took part in several invasions. On May 5, 1949 he married the love of his life, Lyda Eileen Piatt and together...
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Frank Wayne Nations

November 7, 1932 - April 7, 2014

Frank Wayne Nations, 81, of Glendale, AZ passed away Monday, April 7, 2014. Frank was born on November 7, 1932 in Duncan, NM to Thomas and Beatrice Nations. He proudly served his country in the US Army. Frank is survived by his wife Betty, children Darrold Nations, Robbin O'Brien and Phil Nations, step children Lauren Bernards, Gerald Weber and Danielle (Ty) Grant, sister Pauline Landry, and...
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Frank C. Hiltner Reiff

November 20, 1926 - April 4, 2014

Frank C. Hiltner Reiff, 87 years of age, died on April 4, 2014 at the Hospice of Arizona, Sun City, AZ, the husband of Jeannette Elizabeth (nee Morris) Reiff. Mr. Reiff was born and raised in Conshohocken and Harmonville, Pennsylvania and attended Conshohocken High School before serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Frank and Jeannette were married on July 1, 1949 in the Valley Forge Memorial...
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Darlene Andrews

July 23, 1941 - March 29, 2014

Darlene Helen Andrews was born on July 23, 1941 to Glenn Noggle and Lillian (Buffington) Noggle in Toledo, Ohio. She would eventually become the third of six children, being raised in the Noggle family with five brothers. She attended Garfield Elementary and graduated from Waite High School in 1959. There she was the honored salutatorian speaker, receiving numerous scholarships that would later...
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Dora V. Kisner

November 8, 1939 - March 27, 2014

Dora Kisner, 74 of Phoenix, AZ, passed away peacefully March 27, 2014. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 40 years, Kenny and her brother, Rodolfo. Dora was born to Agustin Varela and Francisca Carrazco on November 8, 1939 in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico and moved to Arizona in the early 1960's. In 1995 Dora became a proud US Citizen and learned a great deal about the US...
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Mary "Katie" Tekulve

July 23, 1931 - March 27, 2014

Mary Kathryn "Katie" Tekulve, 82, passed away on March 27th, 2014. She was born July 23rd, 1931 in Oldenburg, Indiana to Joseph & Seraphine (Schulte) Ferkinhoff. Survivors include her 4 children Mike (Maureen) Pleasanton, CA; Tina Kearns Phoenix, AZ; Tim (Deanie) and Toby Tekulve of Glendale, AZ; 2 sisters Joey Dietz (Jim) and Donna Schutte (Bob) & 1 brother Marvin Ferkinhoff (Carol). Katie...
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Edith Ann Harris

July 31, 1936 - March 24, 2014

Edith Ann "Nanny" Harris, 77, passed from this earth into the open arms of our Lord on March 24, 2014. Edith Ann was an Arizona native and was the matriarch for another three generations of Arizona natives. Edith Ann married Virgil Leon Harris in August, 1954 after he was honorably discharged from the Marines during the Korean War. Together they had three daughters, Sue Ann, Diana, and Linda ...
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Robert E. Rogers

June 27, 1939 - March 24, 2014

Robert E. Rogers passed away on March 24, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Bob, who was nicknamed "Buck" by his friends; was raised in Schneider, Indiana, graduated from Lowell High School in Lowell, Indiana, and joined the U.S. Marine Corps. After returning from serving his country for three years, he worked as a machinist and graduated from Indiana...
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James Wilson

December 8, 1937 - March 21, 2014

Wilson, James, 76, of Phoenix, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2014. Jim was born in Pennsylvania. He worked at the Maricopa County Assessor's Office as a Systems Analyst. He was a faithful member of Our Lady of the Valley Church. He also served with the St. Vincent de Paul Society, was a liturgical minister, and served in other ministries. He was an avid fisherman and loved the outdoors. Jim...
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William Joe Collier

January 16, 1938 - March 20, 2014

William Joe Collier passed away at his home on Thursday March 20, 2014 after a short illness. He was born January 16, 1938 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was a lifelong resident of Phoenix and very active in his professional career of Forensic Science. He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter. He is survived by his son, Michael Collier and three grandchildren Katrina Johnson, Nicholaus...
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Nellie P. Jones

December 13, 1917 - March 19, 2014

Nellie P. Jones, born December 13, 1917 died March 19, 2014. She is survived by two sisters Barbara Martinez and Billie Porras. A memorial service will be held at Heritage Funeral Chapel 6830 W. Thunderbird Rd., Peoria, at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.
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Isabelle L. Pullano DeSchaaf

December 22, 1931 - March 19, 2014

Isabelle Pullano DeSchaaf, 82, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away March 19, 2014 surrounded by her devoted family. Isabelle was born in Niles, Michigan and relocated to Phoenix in 1963 with her loving husband, Sam Pullano, and their six young children. After 36 wonderful years of marriage, Sam passed away unexpectedly in 1985. Isabelle believed she would forever remain a grieving widow, missing...
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Lloyd Foust, Jr.

October 24, 1967 - March 18, 2014

Lloyd C. Foust, Jr. 46, of Peoria, AZ went to be with the Lord on March 18, 2014. He was born in Memphis, TN. Beloved son, father, brother and a friend to many. He was employed by UPS for 26 years. Survivors include mother, Laura, father Lloyd Sr., children; Kaytlyn, Nicole and Joshua Tyler, and three sisters. A visitation will be held Thursday, March 27, 2014 and Friday, March 28, 2014 from 5:00...
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Jerrold "Matt" Grams

March 15, 1961 - March 14, 2014

Jerrold "Matt" Grams passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 14, one day before his 53rd birthday. He was born on March 15, 1961 in Kokomo, IN to Richard and Patricia (Smith) Grams. Matt graduated from Kokomo High School in 1979. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1981-1985. After the Air Force, he worked at Northrop in Chicago where he met his future wife, the love of his life. On October 24,...
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Joyce Porianda

January 27, 1927 - March 8, 2014

Joyce Porianda, 87, passed away on March 8, 2014 in Glendale, AZ. Joyce was born in Thief River Falls, MN to Clarence and Olga Nelson. She married William Porianda and moved to Arizona in 1955. Joyce spent her career as a Christian Education Coordinator and devoted her life to her family. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband William and great-grandson Jackson. Joyce is survived...
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Teri Ann Hunter

December 18, 1970 - March 7, 2014

Teri was born in 1970 in Knoxville, Tennessee and returned home to our Heavenly Father on March 7, 2014 from Glendale, Arizona. Those who knew Teri, knew a spiritually beautiful 43 year old lady, who was rooted in faith and fiercely loyal to friends and family. Although Teri struggled with numerous medical conditions since she was 18 years old, she was known as "Teacher Teri" and followed her...
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Howard Drummond

April 19, 1925 - March 3, 2014

Howard Drummond, 88, entered the Kingdom March 3, 2014. He was born in Columbus, OH and served in the US Navy and then the US Air Force. Howard was stationed at Luke Air Force Base in 1965 and decided to make Phoenix his permanenet home. A WWII and Vietnam Veteran, he was loved and respected by many. After retiring from the US military, Howard went on to work for Carl Hayden HS (retired),...
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Mary Wesley

August 15, 1942 - March 3, 2014

Mary V. Wesley, 71, born August 15, 1942 in Cebolla, NM, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014. Widow of husband Victor Wesley. Mary retired after 34 years of government service from October 1977 to December 2011. Her last 8 years were at Luke Air Force Base in the 21st Fighter Squadron. Mary also worked at the Luke AFB Chapel and the Civilian Personnel office. Prior to Luke AFB she held other...
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Anastasia Kaye Flanagan

December 20, 1994 - March 2, 2014

Anastasia Kaye Flanagan, 19, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away March 2, 2014. She was currently residing in Addison, Illinois. Stacia was loved by many. She is survived by her father Kevin Flanagan, mother Tiffany Howard, brothers Dylan Nicholls and Kai Nicholls. Stacia is also survived by her grandparents James and Peggy Flanagan and Larry and Patti Howard, as well as many aunts, uncles and...
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David John Schueller

April 8, 1943 - March 1, 2014

David John Schueller passed away peacefully in Peoria on March 1, 2014. David was born April 8, 1943 in St. Peter, Minnesota. He graduated high school in 1961 from Le Sueur, MN. David served in the U.S. Army and married his wife Jeri on May 7, 1966. He worked with heavy equipment in Minnesota and then moved to Peoria in 1978. David then started his own business as a demolition contractor,...
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Thomas J. Hackett, Sr.

September 27, 1926 - February 28, 2014


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Lily Samaniego

May 8, 1935 - February 25, 2014

Lily Samaniego, 78, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away peacefully, on February 25, 2014. Lily was born on May 8, 1935 in Arrey, New Mexico. She was a loving wife, mother, nana and sister, and had a smile that would light up a room! She was a hard working, devoted employee of Motorola for over 20 years. Preceding Lily in death are her parents Eulalia and Francisco Romero. Lily is survived by her...
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Betty June Hines

December 21, 1928 - February 20, 2014

Betty June Hines, age 85 of El Mirage, Arizona passed away Thursday, February 20th, 2014 at Boswell Hospital. Betty had worked at PDS for the past 14 years doing the things she loved to do, accounting and being around her PDS family. She recently retired for the second time. Spending time with family and friends were Betty's love and joy. She especially enjoyed spending time with her children...
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Elinor Florence "Floss" (Cannon) Lyddon

May 19, 1918 - February 19, 2014

Elinor Florence "Floss" (Cannon) Lyddon, of Sun City West, AZ, passed away Feb. 19, 2014. Flossie was born May 19, 1918, in Gilbert, AZ to Frederick and Dorothy Cannon. She graduated from Phoenix Union HS in 1936 and married Chester Lyddon that same year. She was a wife, mother and worked as a bookkeeper for the two businesses' they owned, Van Buren Auto Supply & Lyddon Auto Supply until 1980....
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Mary Jane Mangerie

August 14, 1931 - February 17, 2014

Mary Jane Mangerie, 82, of Beaver Falls, PA passed away on February 17, 2014. She was born in Darlington, PA on August 14, 1931 to Ivan and Mary Palaich. Mary Jane graduated from high school at age 16 in Roanoak Rapids, NC. She worked in New York City for Underwood Typewriters and later moved back to Pennsylvania and briefly taught school in a one room school in South Beaver Township. She met and...
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Henry Hillary Wronka

January 2, 1930 - February 8, 2014

Henry Hillary Wronka, age 84, passed away February 8, 2014. He was born January 2, 1930 in Baltimore, MD to John and Maryanne (Slaba) Wronka. He married the love of his life Juanita Lawlis on June 25, 1950. Henry proudly served in the U.S Air Force at Kimpo Air Force Base, Seoul, Korea during the Korean Conflict. Henry earned his B.S. in Business Management from the University of Baltimore on...
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Annette "Annie" G. Grabowski

July 8, 1941 - February 5, 2014

Annette (Annie) G Grabowski, age 72, Peoria AZ, passed away February 5th, 2014. She was born in Milwaukee, WI on July 8th, 1941 to Joseph and Martha DeCleene and she was the oldest of 13 children. She lived in Coleman, Green Bay and Milwaukee during her childhood with her loving family. She graduated from Holy Angels Academy in 1959. Annie joined the Navy after high school and served 3 years...
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