Heritage Arrowhead Funeral Center

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

Frances Sheekey

September 11, 1940 - October 17, 2014

Frances Marie, 74 of Peoria passed away 10/17/14. Frances has been married to the love of her life, Jim, since June 7, 1959. After years of traveling as a military wife, the family settled in Arizona in 1974. While her children were growing up, she was involved in their school classrooms, Scout troops, and religious education. One field trip was to Pioneer Village, where students caught her...
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Brian Flitcraft

February 16, 1971 - October 11, 2014

Stephen Brian Flitcraft, 43, of Peoria, Arizona passed away October 11, 2014. Brian was a native of Phoenix, AZ and was employed at American Express for the last 18 years in various positions. He is survived by his wife, Melanie; daughter, Kristin Hards; son, Jarod Flitcraft; mother and step-father, Rayma and Joe Scalzo; father and step-mother, George and Lyn Flitcraft and his brother, David...
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Allen Marinca

January 26, 1985 - September 9, 2014


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Arlene Russell

December 8, 1935 - August 24, 2014


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Mary Catledge

March 8, 1952 - August 16, 2014

Mary E. Catledge, 62, of Glendale, passed away August 16, 2014. She was born March 8, 1952 in Hammond, IN to Frederic and Edith Wood. Mary spent her life putting two college degrees and a deep love and dedication to the Lord to work in service to her family, the church family and the community. She at various times taught school, was a social worker, prepared taxes, was a Court Appointed...
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Joyce Blewett

September 19, 1944 - July 28, 2014


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Michael Tober

February 12, 1951 - July 27, 2014

On July 27, 2014 Michael Tober, age 63, was taken too soon doing what he loved the most. Michael was born February 12, 1951 in Cleveland, OH to Henry and Beatrice Tober. He lived in Arizona for the past 20 years. Michael loved his motorcycles and rode them all over the country. Together, he and Laurel went to new places, always looking to explore. Loving the outdoors, and living life to its...
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Lyle Hand

February 9, 1932 - July 16, 2014

Lyle Hand, 82, born in Murphysboro, IL February 9, 1932, moved to Phoenix in 1972 and went to be with the Lord July 16, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a friend to many. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War, a member of the Community Church of Joy, past chairman of Maricopa County Republican Party, and an auctioneer. He was in the...
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John Herman

December 3, 1971 - July 10, 2014

John T. Herman, age 42, of El Mirage passed away, Thursday, July 10, 2014 at his home. John was born on December 3, 1971 in Bangkok, Thailand to John and Thanom Herman. He graduated from John J. High School in 1993. After high school, he was a mechanic in San Antonio, TX until the family business brought him to Arizona in 1995. He was a member of Sunset View Baptist Church in El Mirage. He was a...
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Louis Rentas

September 22, 1938 - July 2, 2014

Louis G. Rentas, age 75, of Sun City West, AZ, quietly passed away July 2, 2014 at home with his family near his side. Lou was born September 22, 1938 in Plattsburg, New York to Silverio and Eusebia (Perez) Rentas. On March 21, 1998 he married Mary (Orth) Knight in Edmonds, WA; they were always together. Lou loved to travel, and Disneyland was one of his favorite places. Lou loved boating, and...
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Evelyn Reynolds

February 3, 1941 - July 1, 2014

Evelyn Reynolds, age 73, of Glendale, Arizona passed away July 1, 2014 in Phoenix. Evelyn was born February 3, 1941 in Littlefield, Texas to Aubrey and Helen (Carrico) Willis. She married E.L. (Tom) Reynolds in Glendale in 1962. Evelyn was employed 30+ years in the dental field. She was a strong Christian and former member of Sunrise Mountain Baptist Church. Evelyn was a very loving person who...
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James Lee King

October 23, 1946 - June 5, 2014

James Lee King, 67, of Cottonwood, Arizona passed away June 5, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. James was born October 23, 1946 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri to Floyd and Margaret King. He is survived by his wife Vicki, son Dennis (Carrie), younger brother Jerry (Teri), grandson Tyler and granddaughter Katelynn. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 11:00 am at Heritage Arrowhead...
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Roy Richard McCoy

September 7, 1962 - June 4, 2014


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Oscar C. Lowe, Jr.

September 20, 1931 - May 12, 2014

Oscar C. Lowe, Jr. passed away May 12, 2014, at his home in Peoria, AZ. Oscar was born September 20, 1931, to Oscar Sr. and Mary (Knox) Lowe in Asheville, NC. After high school Oscar moved to Miami to work in his brother's funeral business. He then started his career serving in the United States Navy retiring in 1971 in San Diego, after being wounded in Vietnam in 1968. The family moved to...
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Sandra Kay Burkhart

December 21, 1947 - April 24, 2014


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Maureen Frances Hartley

January 28, 1959 - March 21, 2014

Maureen Frances Hartley was born on January 28, 1959 in Englewood, NJ. She was the oldest of five children. She attended Phillipsburg Catholic High School. Maureen furthered her education and training by becoming a certified laboratory technician and worked for many years at Boswell Memorial Hospital. She also began a career in sales where she worked as an Insurance consultant and a Travel...
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Rachael Anne Hert

February 24, 2014 - February 24, 2014

Baby Rachael Anne Hert, daughter of Cameron "CJ" and Danielle Hert, went to be with the Lord on February 24, 2014. She is survived by her parents; her brother, Caleb; sisters, Kailea and Shannon; grandfather, Cameron Hert, Sr.; grandfather, Jeff Boyd; grandmother and grandfather, Paula and John Walrath; great-grandparents, Clint and Mary Osborn; great-grandmother, Carol Walrath; Aunts, Uncles,...
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Sharon Susanne Bednarczyk

December 10, 1937 - February 22, 2014

Sharon Susanne Bednarczyk, 76, passed away February 22, 2014. She was born December 10, 1937 in Blue Island, IL to Ernest and Loretta Slusser. Sharon is survived by her husband Joseph Bednarczyk, children Mark Guzak, Joseph Bednarczyk and Christine Dalton, brother Richard Slusser, sister Noel Gaskell, grandchildren Morgan, Steven, Chadd, Jesse and Brian and great granddaughter Melody. A...
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Elmer Joe Manke

January 14, 1941 - February 1, 2014

Elmer Joe Manke, 73, of Peoria, Arizona, passed away on February 1, 2014. He is survived by his spouse, Sam; sons, Dennis and Chuck; daughters, Shannon and Stacy; grandchildren, family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 4:00 P.M. at Community Church of Joy, 21000 N. 75th Ave. Arrangements entrusted to Heritage Arrowhead Funeral Center.
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Inez A. Wynne

March 12, 1929 - February 1, 2014

Inez Wynne, 84, formerly Inez Manley Zwingelberg, passed peacefully at her apartment in Phoenix, Arizona on February 1, 2014. Inez was raised in Minnewaukan, North Dakota by her parents Ira and Grace Manley. She raised four children with Duane Zwingelberg in Little Falls, Minnesota where she worked at the Office Supply for many years. While raising their family, Inez took particular pride in...
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Kathleen Ann Day

October 15, 1946 - January 29, 2014

Kathleen Ann Day, 67, of Glendale, Arizona passed away January 29, 2014. She was born October 15, 1946 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Leo Panelsky and Dorothy (Siplock) Monaco. Kathleen is survived by her husband Dennis Pappas; son Richard (Debbie) Day; son Steven Day; son Michael (Bobbi) Day; step-son Benjamin (Alyssa) Pappas; mother Dorothy Monaco; sister Carole (Bill) Klatt; grandchildren...
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Wesley Racque Phillips

January 27, 1973 - January 27, 2014

Wesley Racque Phillips, 41, entered earth from heaven on January 27, 1973 in Payson, Arizona and flew to heaven on January 27, 2014. He is survived by his significant other Cynthia Cinader; mother Alice Mathews; brothers Kenle (Michelle) Phillips, Peter Hillgren and Craig Wagner; nieces Karen Phillips-Bisig, Katie Phillips, Taylor Stonehouse, Haven Stonehouse, Emmaly Morris and Abbey Wagner;...
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O. Jane Osolin

June 26, 1928 - January 22, 2014

Osolin, O. Jane Jane was born on June 26, 1928, in Greenville Illinois, to Herman and Edith Furry and went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 22, 2014 in Sun City AZ under the loving care of Hospice of the Valley at Brighton Gardens. Soon after Jane's birth the family moved to Gillespie, Illinois and later to Springfield, Illinois where she graduated from Lamphier High School. She...
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Mark Allen Anderson

February 18, 1969 - January 14, 2014

Mark Allen Anderson, 44, passed away January 14, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. He was born in Phoenix, Arizona to parents who were truly blessed. Mark is survived by his mother Cheryl Anderson; father Kenneth (Paulina) Seals; stepfather Lee (Vicky) Anderson; sister Tina (Brian) Hartstein; brother Don Seals; grandmother Pat Barnett; grandmother Frances Seals; Uncle Jerry Barnett; nephews Joshua,...
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Pia Pizzolato

April 5, 1922 - January 13, 2014

Pia Pizzolato, 91, passed away January 13, 2014 in Peoria, Arizona. She was born April 5, 1922 in Trapani, Italy. She is survived by her daughter Rosemary Pizzolato; son Vito Pizzolato; daughter Paula Pitruzzello; son Salvatore Pizzolato; 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
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Jeffery R. Dunn

December 12, 1970 - December 23, 2013

Jeffery R. Dunn, age 43, passed away December 23, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. He was born December 12, 1970 in San Jose, California and is survived by his wife Sandy (Goins) Dunn, daughter MacKencie Dunn and son Asa Dunn. A Memorial Service will be held in San Jose, California. Services entrusted to Heritage Arrowhead Funeral Center.
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Candace 'Candie' Lorraine Quiram

August 12, 1950 - December 18, 2013

Quiram, Candace 'Candie' 63, of Phoenix, AZ passed peacefully into Heaven where she joined her parents, George and Junice Quiram, on December 18, 2013. Candie was born in Bemidji, MN on August 12, 1950. She attended grade school in Hurley, WI and Ironwood, MI, and attended high school in Ironwood, MI, Bemidji , MN and graduated from high school in Thief River Falls, MN. She attended Northland...
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Frisco Yankolovich

April 6, 1993 - December 17, 2013

Frisco Yankolovich, age 20, passed away December 17, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born April 6, 1993 in Woodland Hills, California and is survived by his loving parents Paisley and Cheryl (Tucker) Yankolovich. A private memorial service will be held.
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Glenn T. von dem Bussche

March 27, 1946 - December 17, 2013

Glenn Turner von dem Bussche, 67, of Peoria, Arizona, died Tuesday, December 17, 2013. Glenn's parents were the late Bob and Alice von dem Bussche of Dunedin, Florida. Glenn graduated from Dunedin High School in 1964 and received his BA in Biological Sciences from Florida State University 1969. He earned his MS in Microbiology from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, LA in 1971. He...
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Wladimir Nowak

April 26, 1968 - December 16, 2013

Nowak Wladimir, age 45, passed away December 16, 2013. He was born April 26, 1968 in Svinita, Romania.
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Edward Wacienga

August 21, 1934 - December 11, 2013

Edward Wacienga, 79, Born August 21, 1934 in Buffalo, NY passed into the arms of our loving Father on December 11, 2013 in Peoria, AZ. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 53 years, Patricia; his children Jennifer Kusmierski (Steve Battaglia), Edward (Kathy), Nancy (Terry) Short and Tom (Maria); his 10 grandchildren (Jason, TJ, Jacob, Deirdre, Ryan, Meghan, Liz, Amber, Brody and...
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Robert Kirtland McCutchen, Sr.

October 6, 1928 - December 8, 2013

Robert Kirtland McCutchen, Sr., 85, of Surprise, Arizona passed away December 8, 2013 in Peoria, Arizona. Robert was born October 6, 1928 in Washington D.C., the son of Roy Marsh and Jennie Lee (Cohen) McCutchen. Robert was a graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point and retired after 30 years of service in the United States Air Force as a Colonel. Surviving is his loving...
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Richard Dwayne Kuhn

January 21, 1943 - December 6, 2013

Richard Dwayne Kuhn, age 70, passed away December 6, 2013. He was born January 21, 1943 in Mesa, Arizona to James and Willa (Odle) Kuhn. Richard was retired from the U.S. Navy and is survived by daughter's Amy K. Kubo and Erin L. Burkard and sister Marilyn K. Slaughter; grandchildren Quinlyn T. Kubo, Bella L. Burkhard, Kaius M. Kubo and Camden R. Kubo. A Celebration of Life will be held on...
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Florence Elizabeth Benson

April 17, 1924 - November 26, 2013

Florence Elizabeth Benson, age 89, passed away November 26, 2013. She was born April 17,1924 in Marysburg, Minnesota to James and Katherine (Smith) Meagher. Florence is survived by daughter's Sheila A. Benson, Sandra M. Benson, Sharon (Randy) Herr, Signe K. Benson and son Sargent N. Benson; 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She is pre-deceased by her husband Norman C. Benson, son Robert...
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Kensington Isabel Rickey

November 2, 2013 - November 3, 2013

Kensington Isabel Rickey, born in Scottsdale, Arizona November 2, 2013 and passed away November 3, 2013. Loving baby, daughter of David J. and Tiffani R. Rickey. She is survived by her loving family; grandparents, Curt and Rhonda Edwards, Jeff and Debbie Rickey. Great-Grandparents; Don and Alice Wurtsmith, Dave and Becky Le Shana and Gib (Iva) Rickey . Great-Grandfather; Doug Williamson. ...
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Ervin Hofmann

May 2, 1930 - October 20, 2013

Ervin Hofmann, age 83, passed away on October 20, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. Ervin was born on May 2, 1930 in Medina, ND to Jacob and Mathilda Hofmann. He is survived by his wife, Jewel Hofmann, son Carey Hofmann, daughter Cathy Lane and brothers Albert Hofmann, Don Hofmann, Eugene Hofmann, sister Arlene Schlect, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services will be Thursday, October...
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Thomas "Tom" Garringer

January 13, 1949 - October 16, 2013

Garringer, Tom 64, of Peoria, AZ passed away on October 16, 2013, from his battle with Leukemia, diagnosed Nov. 2012. Funeral services will be held at Community Church of Joy- 21000 N. 75th Ave,. Glendale, AZ on Sunday, Oct. 27th at 2pm. Burial and reception will follow, same location. Heritage Arrowhead Funeral Center is handling the funeral arrangements. Tom was born in Covina, AZ on...
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Darlene May Radtke

August 31, 1926 - October 16, 2013

Darlene May Radtke was granted her angel wings on October 16, 2013 in Sun City, Arizona. Darlene was born on August 31, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan, to Harry and Mabel (Phair) Forde. She is survived by her husband Leonard E. Radtke, daughter Suanne May Budden and sons Gary Radtke, Douglas Radtke and Steven Radke as well as a brother, Gerald Forde, eight grandchildren and six great...
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Rosella (Granny) Mottayaw

March 18, 1914 - October 12, 2013

Rosella M. Mottayaw, 99, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away Saturday, October 12, 2013 at her daughters home with her Hospice Care. She was born March 18, 1914 in Sardis, Ohio, the daughter of Herman and Alma (Winkler) Luikart. Rosella married William O. Mottayaw who passed away 57 years ago. She loved Phoenix Arizona and the weather. She worked at AMF Bowling Mfg., in Shelby Ohio, and Motorola...
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Janet Kosden

March 6, 1961 - September 14, 2013


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Ronald "Ron" Trasente

July 21, 1939 - August 14, 2013

Ronald "Ron" Daniel Trasente 74, passed away peacefully on August 14, 2013. He was the youngest of 8 children and had lost both of his parents by age 6. Ron overcame that major hardship and became very successful in life and in his career. His first jobs were McDonnell Douglas in Long Beach and the Arizona Highway Department. Ron started in Information Technology with Sperry Flight Systems in...
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Nathon Jared Gower

April 29, 1991 - May 25, 2013

Nathon Jared Gower of Prescott Valley, Arizona passed away on May 25, 2013 at the age of 22, due to congestive heart failure. Born in Glendale Arizona, he shared a passion for ice hockey with his father, the late Scott A. Gower, playing from the age of 8 through 18 years old. His father coached his high school team, and Nathon also went on to coach high school ice hockey in the Prescott area. ...
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Beckett William McClurg

March 29, 2013 - April 26, 2013

Beckett William McClurg March 26th 2013 - April 29th 2013 Beckett was a blessing that left us too soon. He changed and touched so many lives in such a short amount of time. Our son and grandson died of SIDS on Friday April 26th 2013. Beckett was just four weeks old when God took him home. He will be missed and forever be in our hearts. Service will be at Heritage Funeral Home. 6830 W....
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Deborah Parker

February 10, 1950 - March 24, 2013

Deborah Parker passed away March 24, 2013 at Sherman House Hospice. She was born February 10, 1950 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Melvin and Betty (Roundtree) Bailey. Deborah was a loving wife to husband Michael Parker and was a retired Mayo Clinic employee. In addition to her husband she is survived by her loving children David Stamper, Scott Stamper, Elizabeth Roselli and Michael Patrick Parker;...
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Terri Lee Matousek

November 17, 1954 - February 16, 2013

In loving memory of Terri Lee Matousek: Another Angel has entered Heaven: Matousek, Terri Lee 58 years old passed away February 16th, 2013. Terri was born November 17th, 1954 in Santa Monica California to William and Audrey Smith. Terri loved California and was always happy to be a California-Girl! She moved to Williston, North Dakota as a teen with her mother and graduated from Williston...
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