Our Obituaries

Mary Reiter RICEWASSER

January 10, 1921 - March 24, 2017

Born in New York City, Mary was the daughter of Ralph and Hattie Greenberg. Mary spent her youth in Gary, Indiana, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, and then attended Penn State University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English. Prior to teaching English at Abington High School in Philadelphia, Mary worked at the Philadelphia Arsenal as a gauge reader during the war. When Mary married Gerry...
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Pauline OLSEN

March 4, 1918 - March 23, 2017

Pauline Hurst Olsen, 99, recently of Fountain Hills, AZ, died on March 23, 2017. She is survived by her son Harlan and his wife Annette, her daughter Jacqueline and her husband Jack, and her daughter Pamela and her husband David. Pauline's husband Frederick Olsen preceded her in death in June 1998. Pauline was born March 4, 1918, in Achilles, Rawlins County, a farming community in northwest...
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Waide Irwin Porter

June 21, 1924 - March 22, 2017

Waide Irwin Porter, 92, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in Peoria, AZ. Waide was born June 21, 1924 in Galion, OH to James A. Porter and Mayme Myers Porter in the home of his maternal grandparents. Waide was a US Army Air Force veteran (922nd Air Engr Sq 494th Air Sv Gp) serving during WWII. He was a mechanical engineer within a division of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company retiring in...
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Raymond Edward Bates

July 5, 1915 - March 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary & Cremation Center, Sun City, AZ.
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Alex Shmigelsky

March 27, 1926 - March 22, 2017

Alex Shmigelsky was born in Ukraine on March 27, 1926. He lived in Ukraine for 16 years until the Nazis came and took him and his mother to Germany to work the farms in 1942 since the German men were all off to war. They left his sister and brother behind because they were too young.\He stayed in Germany for eight years, always with the intention to move on to the United States.He made it to the...
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Rose Cammilleri

May 6, 1935 - March 21, 2017

Rose Cammillerri, 81, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in Glendale. She was predeceased by two sons, Angelo and David. She is survived by her son, John of New York; daughter, Joyce Cammillerri Selapack of New York; son, Gary of Glendale; two brothers; six grandchildren and a baker's dozen of great grandchildren.Arrangements under the direction of Sunland Memorial Park,...
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Jean F. Southwell

December 16, 1920 - March 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary & Cremation Center, Sun City, AZ.
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Betty June Parker

September 1, 1924 - March 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary & Cremation Center, Sun City, AZ.
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Christine M. Peterson

November 3, 1920 - March 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary & Cremation Center, Sun City, AZ.
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Jeanne M. Laux

May 7, 1925 - March 18, 2017

Jeanne M. Laux, 91, formally of Sun City West, Arizona, passed away peacefully in Phoenix, AZ on March 18, 2017. She was born in Calumet, Michigan to Felix and Agnes DuMonthier. Jeanne married the love of her life, Joseph J. Laux, Sr. when she was 18 years old. Soon after they married, Joe was drafted to honorably serve our country. Jeanne was one of ten siblings and Joe was one of seven...
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Karen M. Jeray

January 12, 1946 - March 17, 2017

Karen Mary (Ourada) Jeray, wife of Ken Jeray and mother of Kristin Slyker of Gilbert and Jamie Floyd of Peoria, passed away on Friday, March 17th. Karen is survived by her husband, Ken, two daughters, three grandchildren, two son-in-laws and three brothers.Karen was born and raised in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin where she earned her Bachelor of Science...
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Philip Edwin Moore

June 16, 1929 - March 16, 2017

Philip (Phil) Edwin Moore passed away on March 16, 2017. Born in Greenwood, RI, on June 16, 1929, and raised in Narragansett, RI, Phil was most recently a resident of Surprise, AZ, and a longtime resident of Sun City West and Phoenix, AZ. He is preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Nancy Carolyn (Rohrman), parents Philip E and Catherine Elizabeth Moore, sisters Mary Helen (Combs), Phyllis...
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William Dayton Young

October 25, 1927 - March 15, 2017

William (Bill) Dayton Young, 89, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at home with his family. Born in Trenton, NJ, raised in Lawrenceville, NJ and Long Island, NY, he was most recently a resident of Peoria, AZ and long term resident of Sun City, AZ.He is preceded in death by his parents, William I. and Leona Young (nee Hatcher), his wife of 43 years Madeline Young (nee Nicholes) and wife of 25 years,...
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Lillian B. Duff

March 7, 1920 - March 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary & Cremation Center, Sun City, AZ.
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David Kelly McConnell

July 5, 1959 - March 15, 2017

David K McConnell, 57, of El Mirage, AZ, passed away peacefully in Phoenix, AZ. He was born in Lincoln, Nebraska to Ronald F & Bonnie L McConnell. Ronald's career in the US Air Force, took the family to Mt. Clemons, Michigan when Dave was only one year old. Dave was an exceptional student in high school and always amazed his teachers. After high school he joined the US Navy and he...
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Albert Weick Henderson

July 4, 1922 - March 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary & Cremation Center, Sun City, AZ.
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Lila Ann Catalanotte

November 9, 1929 - March 13, 2017

Lila Ann Catalanotte, 87, passed away March 13, 2017. Lila was born November 9, 1929 in Perth Amboy, NJ. She moved to Phoenix in 1944 and attended North High School. Lila is preceded in death by her parents Edward and Lillian Cheshire and her beloved husband Peter Catalanotte. She is survived by her children: Bill (Karen) Catalanotte, Randy (Joann) Catalanotte, Marty (Nancy) Catalanotte,...
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Catherine Madeline Gosky

August 25, 1916 - March 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary & Cremation Center, Sun City, AZ.
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Ruth Irene Bolds

April 9, 1929 - March 12, 2017

Irene (Cihak) Bolds of Phoenix, Arizona, and formerly of Cowden, Illinois, died March 12, 2017, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was married for 46 years to Richard Paul Bolds, who preceded her in death. She is survived by three children: Evon (Bolds) Lunde of Glendale, Arizona, Ruth Ann Bolds of Surprise, Arizona, and Alan (Cindy) Bolds of Wheaton, Illinois, plus five...
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Billie Louise Owens

November 3, 1922 - March 12, 2017

Billie Louise (Lewis) Owens of Peoria, AZ, peacefully passed to her heavenly home on March 12, 2017. She was born in Rush springs, OK, on November 3, 1922 to Newt L. Lewis and Lina Fletcher Sims. She lived the first 10 years of her life in Rush Springs and the next on the Rincon Mesa in Stanley, New Mexico where she graduated from high school as valedictorian. She met in New Mexico at the Santa...
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Theodore Woodrow Olson

August 31, 1916 - March 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary & Cremation Center, Sun City, AZ.
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Marian Haruko Miyamoto

March 29, 1922 - March 10, 2017

Marian H. Miyamoto, 94, passed away March 10, 2017. Born in Los Angeles, California, resided in Chicago, Illinois for 35 years, moved to Arizona in 1984. She is survived by son Rick (Donna) and son-in-law Dennis Wier. Private services will be held. The family strongly suggests that in lieu of flowers donations be made in memory of Marian to the charity of your choice.
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Ralph Dominick Raciti

October 4, 1931 - March 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary & Cremation Center, Sun City, AZ.
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Mary K. Abel

February 2, 1921 - March 10, 2017

Mary K. Abel, 96, passed away March 10th, 2017 in Peoria, AZ. She was born in Cleveland, OH the daughter of Frank S and Mary "Mae" Neighbour. On May 14th, 1943, she married John R. Abel who preceded her in death in 2004. They spent most of their life together in Coshocton and Athens, Ohio before retiring to Sun City, Arizona in 1991. After raising her three sons, Mary went back to college and...
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Gerald Lee Feinberg

June 27, 1924 - March 9, 2017

Gerald Lee Feinberg, 92, died March 9, 2017, at his home in Litchfield Park, Arizona. Gerald, who went by Jerry, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 27, 1924 to Theodore Feinberg and Anna Wolfson. Jerry grew up with his younger sibling, Marilyn. Jerry graduated first from Long Island University in 1946 and then from New York University School of Medicine in 1950. After establishing a private...
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Shirley B. Lamar

March 5, 1931 - March 9, 2017

Shirley B. LaMar, 86, of Sun City, AZ, passed away on March 9, 2017. She died peacefully in her sleep, after battling congestive heart failure for several years.An accomplished portrait artist, Shirley relocated to Sun City in 1996 after raising five children and working in various careers, in addition to art, to support her family over the years.She was born in San Francisco, CA to Joseph and...
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Richard Timothy Dolan

January 21, 1933 - March 9, 2017

Richard Timothy Dolan, Jr., 84, of Sun City, passed away after suffering from a massive stroke on March 9th, 2016.Visitation will be held at Sunland Mortuary-Lakeside Chapel, 15826 Del Webb Blvd, in Sun City, on Friday, March 17th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.Visitation will also be held from 8:30 - 9:30 prior to the Mass of Christian Burial which will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 18th,...
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Roy Edward Zimmerman

March 1, 1923 - March 8, 2017

Roy "Papa" Edward Zimmerman, 94, of Sun City West, passed away on March 8, 2017 at Helping Hands Assisted Care Home where he had been a resident for the past few months.Born March 1, 1923, in Buffalo, New York, he was the son of Roy and Mary (Armstrong) Zimmerman. In addition to Buffalo, he resided in Tonawanda, N.Y., Mt. Laurel, N.J. and Lansdale, PA prior to retiring in Sun City West, Arizona...
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Edna Caroline Rabb

December 4, 1928 - March 8, 2017

Our beloved Mom and Grandmother, Edna Caroline Rabb, passed away on 3/8/17 after a courageous battle with Parkinson's.She is survived by her husband of 651/2 years, Keith E. Rabb, Jr. and three children, Keith E. Rabb, III, Robert M. Rabb and Lorraine (Lori) K. (Rabb) Anderson, as well as Robert's spouse, Sonja Bell-Rabb, and three grandchildren, Tammy Rabb, Tyler Anderson and Lucas Rabb. She is...
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Myrtle Lucy Allison

June 18, 1923 - March 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary & Cremation Center, Sun City, AZ.
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Sandra Jean Kelly

March 21, 1939 - March 6, 2017

Sandra Jean Kelly 77, was born March first, 1939, in Cleveland, Ohio, and passed away March sixth, 2017 in Glendale.Memorials are suggested to the Arizona Humane Society at 1521 W. Dobbins Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85041, Saint Mary's Food Bank 2831 N. 31st Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85009 or Miami University 501 E. High Street, Oxford, OH 45056. Graveside services will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, March 21st,...
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Wanda Sophia Kijowski

February 12, 1917 - March 4, 2017

Wanda Sophia Kijowski, age 100, was born on February 12, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois and passed away on March 4, 2017 in Sun City West. She is survived by her son Thomas G. Kijowski of Chandler, Arizona. A funeral mass will be held at 10 AM, on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 19002 N 128th Ave, Sun City West, Arizona 85375, followed by an 11 AM interment at Sunland...
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Richard George Fox

August 15, 1923 - March 1, 2017

Richard G. Fox, 93, passed away March 1, 2017 at Gardiner House Palliative Care Center in Phoenix, AZ where he spent his last week. He was born on August 15, 1923 in Glenwood, MN; graduated from high school in Cook, MN and served for four years in the Army Air Corps in the Pacific during WW II. In 1946, Dick married the love of his life, Elaine Kero, and the two remained married for 70 years,...
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Gerald Ernest Osmundson

March 30, 1947 - February 26, 2017

Gerald Ernest Osmundson, 69, of Sun City West, Arizona, passed away on February 26, 2017. Funeral services will be held at Sunland Memorial Park & Mortuary. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 5-7:00 p.m. The service will be graveside on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. Jerry was born on March 30, 1947 in Morris, Illinois. He was educated at Morris schools and graduated...
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Georgia N. Nelson

April 14, 1931 - February 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary & Cremation Center, Sun City, AZ.
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Harry Martin Cook

May 7, 1930 - February 25, 2017

Loving Husband!Dedicated Father!Caring, Giving, Committed to FamilyHarry was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 7, 1930. He served in the Ohio National Guard from September 7, 1948 to October 17, 1949 and the U.S. Army from October 18, 1949 to January 16, 1953 - as an Auto Mechanic. He also served in the U.S Air Force from February 8, 1954 to June 30, 1972 - in Intelligence (served three tours in...
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Cleo H. Schroeder

December 28, 1924 - February 25, 2017

The heavenly gates were opened for Cleo H. Schroeder on February 25, 2017.Cleo was born in Williston, ND in December 1924 to Margaret (Vandeberg) and Henry Schroeder. The wheat fields of North Dakota were his backyard and the family's main livelihood. He was an industrious and adventurous young man, building a scooter using a lawnmower engine, and his first model plane at age 14. After graduating...
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Robert Michael Walsh

July 12, 1930 - February 24, 2017

Robert "Knobby" Walsh, 86, was born July 12, 1930 to Thomas and Vivian Walsh in Rockford, IL. After a short stint in the Navy, he married his high school sweetheart, Flora Muzyczek, on November 18, 1950. They remained married for 66 years. In 1957 with three kids in tow; Michael, Cathy, and shelly, they moved to Arizona for mom's health. Their last two children, Theresa and Colette,...
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Teressa L. KAUFMAN

October 31, 1918 - February 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary & Cremation Center, Sun City, AZ.
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Esther Louise Adams

September 26, 1945 - February 21, 2017

Esther L Adams, 71, of Sun City, AZ passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on February 21, 2017 in Glendale, AZ. She was born in Stanton, Tennessee to Walter and Catherine Wright. The family moved to Arizona when Esther was only 4 years old. Growing up in Peoria, AZ. Esther enjoyed spending time with her siblings by playing, going to church, picnics and working to help the...
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Shirley Ann Skogsberg

November 28, 1922 - February 21, 2017

Shirley Ann Skogsberg passed away on February 21, 2017 at the age of 94. She was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She lived in Arizona for over 30 years, mostly in Sun City West, where she volunteered at Del Webb Hospital. She is preceded in death by her husband, William, her parents, and her sister, Irene. She is survived by her son James Skogsberg (Lillian) of Houston, Texas, her...
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Eugenio Lugli

September 29, 1919 - February 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary & Cremation Center, Sun City, AZ.
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Leo Bruskin

August 3, 1922 - February 19, 2017

Leo Bruskin, 94, of Sun City West, AZ entered into rest on February 12, 2017. He was born in Ansonia, CT to Ida Stern and Samuel Bruskin. Leo was a US Army Veteran and studied accounting at George Washington University. He and was employed by the Federal Government in the Estate Gift and Tax Division with the IRS. He was a member of the Sun City West Posse and Temple Beth Emeth. Leo was an avid...
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Margarette Ann Eisenhour

April 5, 1924 - February 18, 2017

Margarette Ann (Gazda) Eisenhour, 92, passed away peacefully and went to be with our Lord on Saturday, February 18, 2017. She was born April 5, 1924 in St.Louis, MO to Joseph S. Gazda and Mary K. (Plattner) Gazda. She was affectionately known by her family as "Margie". Margie's immediate family that has predeceased her include her sister, Marion (Gazda) Schieber (husband, Don), two brothers,...
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Eugene M. Duggan

March 12, 1935 - February 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary & Cremation Center, Sun City, AZ.
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Gordon O. Olson

July 22, 1936 - February 16, 2017

God looked around His gardenAnd found an empty spaceThen He looked down upon this earthAnd saw your tired faceHe put His arms around youAnd lifted you to rest;God' s Garden must be beautifulHe only takes the best.
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Dorothy J. SCHULZ

April 27, 1917 - February 16, 2017

Dorothy Jane (Gelhaus) Schulz age 99 widow of Gilbert John Schulz, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 16, 2017 in Peoria, AZ. Born April 27, 1917 in Kenton, OH daughter of Eugene and Gertrude (Strong) Gelhaus. Dorothy was raised in Kenton and graduated from Kenton High School. On December 5, 1942, Dorothy and Gil were married in Cincinnati, OH. Dorothy had several jobs including a...
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Earl William Hoatson

October 9, 1921 - February 15, 2017

Earl W. Hoatson, age 95, of Sun City AZ, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at the Hospice of the Valley PCU, Phoenix AZ. He was born near Hershey, Nebraska on October 9, 1921, the son of William and Ruba (Leister) Hoatson. He married Mildred Fairhead on Oct. 13, 1948 in Merriman, Nebraska.Earl will be remembered for his kindness, fair-mindedness and warm, genial nature. He was so...
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John Anthony Provost

October 21, 1931 - February 14, 2017

John Anthony Provost, 85, formerly of Gilroy, California, passed away on February 14, 2017. Mr. Provost is a Navy veteran. He was an engineer at United Technology Center in Santa Clara County, California and also owned a 7-11 store from 1973 until 1990. He is survived by his partner, Norma Smith. No services are planned at this time.
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Sai Ung Oh

April 5, 1942 - February 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary & Cremation Center, Sun City, AZ.
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Enez Viola Weiler

September 4, 1923 - February 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary & Cremation Center, Sun City, AZ.
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James Frederick GOODMAN

August 19, 1933 - February 13, 2017

James Frederick Goodman, 83 of Peoria, passed away on February 13, 2017 following years of struggle with Leukemia. He was born in Detroit, Michigan August 19, 1933, the only child of Jasper and Bluma Goodman, who preceded him in death. Upon graduating Central High School in 1951, he joined the Navy during the Korean conflict and was sent for basic training to the Marine Depot in San Diego. Jim...
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Richard Eric Nelson

May 30, 1935 - February 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary & Cremation Center, Sun City, AZ.
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Perry B. Ramentol

January 18, 1925 - February 10, 2017

Perry B. Ramentol, 92, passed away Friday, February 10, in Sun City, AZ. Perry was born in New York City, New York on January 18, 1925 to Perry Berago and Estella Hernandez Ramentol. Upon completing high school, Perry joined the Army Air Force in 1942 serving as a veteran during WWII in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. He married Jean C. Brandon on June 28, 1947 and was married for 57 years...
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Ilse Jahn Bolster

March 8, 1914 - February 10, 2017

Ilse Jahn Bolster died peacefully February 10th at 102. Ilse came to the United States from Germany as a young girl with her parents, settling in Ohio. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University, and with her sister Gertrude, taught German to American officers during World War II. After her mother's death, Ilse moved to Phoenix to be with her sister, working as an Executive Secretary...
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Donald Alton Stults

March 10, 1928 - February 10, 2017

Donald A. Stults, 88, of Sun City West, AZ passed away with his loving family by his side in Phoenix, AZ on February 10, 2017. Don was born in Springfield, IL to Ray and Maude Stults. Don farmed and owned and operated his own HVAC company in Virden, IL before moving his family to Arizona in 1968. He remained in the HVAC industry until he retired. One of Don's favorite hobbies was panning for...
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Patricia Louise Attebery

September 6, 1931 - February 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary & Cremation Center, Sun City, AZ.
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Joan Esther Updike-Martin

May 14, 1933 - February 9, 2017

Joan Updike-Martin, 83, of Surprise, Arizona passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family, February 9, 2017. She was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts on May 14, 1933, to the late Jack and Alice Avedian. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband and companion of 25 years, Richard Martin as well as a sister, Jeanette Talbot. Joan graduated from Wilfred Beauty Academy and was...
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Kenneth Donovan McDonald Thomas

July 24, 1952 - February 9, 2017

Kenneth Donovan McDonald Thomas7/24/52 - 2/9/17"Ken, Kenny, Donovan"Kenneth Donovan McDonald Thomas was born on July 24, 1952 in Kingston, Jamaica to the late Tennyson and Bernice Thomas. He and his family migrated to the United States in June 1963. Initially he and his two siblings resided with their paternal grandparents in Philadelphia for a year and a half, while their parents began working...
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Keith Elmer Gray

October 20, 1934 - February 8, 2017

Let memories of meBring a smile to your faceAs I begin my journeyTo a peaceful, loving placeI'd like you to rememberAll the good times that we hadAlthough I have now left youTry your best to not be sadI led a life of loveWith happiness to spareBut my body got so tiredWith a pain I could not bearSo please don't cry for meAs my soul begins its climbYour grief will slowly easeOne day at a...
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Dominga M. O'Hare

June 1, 1913 - February 8, 2017

Dominga (Dee) O'Hare of Phoenix, AZ passed away on February 8, 2017 at Peoria Good Shepherd. She was born on June 1, 1913, in New York City to Salvador & Martina (Iduriaga) Mardaras. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James (Jimmy) O'Hare, two sisters, Eleanor Ugalde, of Phoenix, AZ and Juanita (Jenny) Betanzos of Tucson, AZ, two nephews Henry (Hank) Salcedo of...
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Rosemary M. Growney

June 15, 1924 - February 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary & Cremation Center, Sun City, AZ.
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Jeanne Jeanne Sellon

May 29, 1927 - February 7, 2017

Reta "Jeanne" Sellon, aged 89, died peacefully on February 7, 2017 at the Freedom Plaza Care Center, after a brief struggle with vascular illness. Jeanne was born May, 1927, in Tollerberg, Colorado, the daughter of Samuel and Mary who had recently immigrated from Scotland.As a child, Jeanne's family lived in various places around Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Scottish ancestry and traditions...
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Lorraine Mildred Lyall

June 30, 1927 - February 7, 2017

Lorraine M Lyall, born June 30th 1927 went to be with God and her loved ones February 7th 2017. She is survived by her son Gary and daughters Vickie and Cindy, 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was born in Decatur, Illinois but lived 71 years in the Valley of the Sun. She was an amazing Wife, Mother,Grandma and multimillion-dollar realtor. She was a strong and vibrant woman.She...
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Harold Ward Fountain

August 17, 1921 - February 7, 2017

Harold Ward Fountain, Doctor of Dental Surgery, passed away on February 7, 2017. Ward, as he was called by family and friends, was born on August 17, 1921 in Remus, Michigan. He attended Central Michigan University before graduating from the University of Michigan Dental School in 1945; a course of study that he completed in six years under a wartime accelerated schedule of year around classes...
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Donald Robert Rees

August 9, 1918 - February 7, 2017

Donald Robert Rees, 98, passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2017 in Surprise, AZ. He was born to the late Fred and Eva Rees in Tipton, Indiana. Donald graduated from Purdue University in 1940 with a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering. He married Marguerite E. Park in 1941 for 61 years until her passing in 2002. Donald also proudly served his country during World War II as an Army veteran...
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Millee D. Makmann

February 22, 1921 - February 6, 2017

Millee Makmann age 95, formerly of Sun City West, Arizona died Monday peacefully under the care of Sunshine Adult Care Home in Surprise, Arizona.Millee was born February 22, 1921 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Columbus Thomas and Elizabeth Louise Reno. She married for life her sweetheart Michael on September 19, 1942 at the Martha Mary Chapel in Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan. Millee...
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Sharon Celeste Besser

February 11, 1930 - February 5, 2017

On February 5, 2017 Sharon Celeste Besser, 86, of Sun City West passed away. Her father Tom Watkins was a member of the famous Tommy Dorsey band. She loved jazz and railroads, having worked for the railroad for a large part of her life. She was a very positive and accepting individual who had many loving friends. She had two very happy marriages, first to Ben Phillips and later to Charles Besser....
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Albert Paul Richards

August 31, 1922 - February 5, 2017

Albert Paul Richards 94, passed away peacefully in his sleep in Mesa, AZ on February 5th, 2017. Albert served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II as a navigator on a B-17 Bomber over Italy. He was proud to have served his country and in 2010 had the privilege to visit the Memorial Sites in and near Washington D.C. by the "Honor Flight" organization.Albert was...
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Charles Frankel

September 2, 1922 - February 3, 2017

Charles Frankel, 94, passed away on February 3, 2017 in Surprise, AZ. He was born on September 2, 1922 in New York, NY to Nathan and Jennie Frankel.Charles grew up in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. He attended Seward Park High School, but left at age 17 for fulltime work at the 1939-40 New York World's Fair. In 1940 he enlisted in the Marine Corps and fought in the First Marine Division at...
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Lee Ann I. Bellous

December 14, 1939 - February 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary & Cremation Center, Sun City, AZ.
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Mark Richard Thompson

November 26, 1928 - February 3, 2017

Mark Richard Thompson Jr., 88, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 03, 2017 in Peoria, AZ. He was born November 26, 1928 in St. Louis, MO. Mark received his BS degree from St. Louis University in 1951 and then served in the US Army from 1951 - 1953. He married Patricia Henlock in 1954 and was married for 62 years. Mark worked for Monsanto from 1956 until his retirement in 1991. After...
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Mildred Selma Gosden

March 31, 1917 - February 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary & Cremation Center, Sun City, AZ.
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Arline W. GRAY

February 19, 1915 - February 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary & Cremation Center, Sun City, AZ.
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Maria Dudley

September 27, 1928 - February 2, 2017

Maria Dudley died peacefully on February 2, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona at the age of 88. Maria was born in Poland on September 27, 1928. She immigrated to the United States in February 1952, where she met and married her beloved husband, Andrew Dudley, on July 6, 1957. They were married for 52 years until Andrew's passing on March 10, 2010. Maria was a devoted wife, homemaker and mother of two...
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Anna Mary Auer

November 19, 1934 - February 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary & Cremation Center, Sun City, AZ.
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Melvin William Franck

November 30, 1916 - January 30, 2017

Colonel M.W. (Mel) Franck, USAF Ret.B. November 30, 1916, D. January 30, 2017Melvin William Franck (100) died peacefully on January 30, 2017 in his residence at Royal Oaks Lifecare in Sun City, Arizona. Mel was born on November 30, 1916 in Washington Lake Township, Minnesota, son of the late Andrew and Lena Franck. Mel was a 1934 graduate of Central High in Norwood, Minnesota. He attended the...
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Birgit Evelyn Cier

May 11, 1921 - January 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary & Cremation Center, Sun City, AZ.
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Maxine H. Peterson

August 5, 1923 - January 28, 2017

Maxine H. Peterson, 93, of Sun City West died January 28, 2017. Mrs. Peterson was born on August 5, 1923 in Delta, Utah to Flora and LeRoy Hopkins. She married Richard N. (Dick) Peterson in 1943 and after WWII they made their home in Salt Lake City. She attended the University of Utah, graduating in 1963 with a degree in Education. Moving to Wenatchee, WA in 1963 Maxine taught elementary...
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Joan Marie Angelo

September 10, 1935 - January 28, 2017

Joan Angelo, 81 Chicago, Illinois and Peoria, ArizonaJoan Angelo entered her eternal resting place on January 28, 2017. She departed this life from Hospice of the Valley in Glendale, Arizona. She was diagnosed with colon and lung cancer in May of 2016. Her final days were spent surrounded by her family and friends. She had tremendous quality of life until the end of her life on Earth. ...
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Mamie Anna Repoff

August 10, 1921 - January 27, 2017

Mamie Anna Repoff, 95, passed away on January 27, 2017 in Peoria, Arizona. She was born on August 10, 1921 to Peter and Anna Repoff in Fairmont, West Virginia. Mamie graduated from Clarion-Limestone High School. She previously lived in Limestone, Pennsylvania and moved to Arizona in 1983. Mamie proudly served her country in the United States Navy from July 1943 to November 1946.Mamie was preceded...
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Robert W. Scheer

September 13, 1918 - January 27, 2017

98, passed away January 27, 2017 in Peoria, AZ. Robert was a WWII veteran, an aircraft mechanic, farmer and started his own business selling gas & oil. He moved to AZ in 1967 and worked for The City of Scottsdale Water Department. He loved to travel, swing dance, enjoyed following the stock market and watching Lawrence Welk. Robert was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Shirley in 2007....
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Wanda Irwin Bott

January 1, 1923 - January 26, 2017

Wanda Irwin Bott, 94, passed away January 26, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ. She was born January 1, 1923 in Louisville, KY. Visitation will be at held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with committal service to follow on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary and Cremation Center, 15826 Del Webb Blvd, Sun City, AZ 85351.
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James Veryl SANDERS

October 28, 1925 - January 26, 2017

James Veryl "Sandy" Sanders, 91, a 42 year resident of Sun City died 26 January 2017. He was born 28 October 1925 near Philip, Haakon, South Dakota to Theodore Henry and Enid Childs Lathrop Sanders. He served in WWII and retired from the US Navy after 22 years in December 1964. He married Ethelmae "Ethel" Emerson on 23 December 1951 in Levittown, Nassau, New York. He had a...
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Nathan G. Fox

June 24, 1925 - January 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary & Cremation Center, Sun City, AZ.
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Maria Kowalchuk

June 19, 1924 - January 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary & Cremation Center, Sun City, AZ.
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Christopher Hidalgo

December 21, 1921 - January 24, 2017

Christopher Hidalgo, age 95, passed away on January 24, 2017 in Sun City, AZ. He was born on December 21, 1921 in Brackettville, TX to John Hidalgo and Apolonia Pina. Chris received his masters degree in Education at ASU and not only was he an educator but he also served his country during WWII in the US Army, was a Maricopa County Deputy Sheriff Officer and a Civil Air Patrol Pilot. In later...
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Betty Ann Flynn

March 10, 1922 - January 23, 2017

Betty Ann Flynn (Brady), a 32 year resident of Sun City West, AZ, was united with our Lord Jesus Christ when she passed away on Monday January 23, 2017 at the age of 94. Born in Carroll, Iowa, Betty was born to Lola and Earl Brady on March 10, 1922 and was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 40 years Art Flynn. During their years together they lived in several cities, including Des...
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Kenneth John Ganzer

August 12, 1947 - January 22, 2017

Kenneth John Ganzer, 69, passed away on January 22, 2017 at Honor Health Deer Valley Hospital in Phoenix, AZ following a brief illness.Ken was born on August 12, 1947 in Dickinson, ND to John and Lena (Kolling) Ganzer.He was a member of the first graduating class of Trinity High School, Dickinson, ND, in 1965. He then attended the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND, graduating in 1969...
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Robert E. Ring

May 18, 1919 - January 22, 2017

Robert E. Ring, age 97, passed away on January 22, 2017 at West Valley Helping Hands Group Home in Peoria, AZ. Robert was born on May 18, 1919 in Claypool, IN and proudly served in the US Army during WWII. He was a member of the147th Armored Signal Company, the 7th Armored Division Association, and the American Legion. On October 10, 1941 Robert married the love of his life, E. Arlene...
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Donald J. Ptacek

July 22, 1922 - January 21, 2017

On January 21, 2017 God called one of his angels home. Donald was 94. He was born Donald Joseph Ptacek to Joseph and Emma (Valvoda) Ptacek of Minnesota in 1922. He was the third of eight children. Don grew up in a farming community in southeast Minnesota. He served his country in the United States Maritime Service (Merchant Marines) during World War II. Upon his return, he married his...
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Eugene Joseph Chervinko

June 12, 1929 - January 21, 2017

Eugene J Chervinko, 87, passed away peacefully on January 21, 2017 in Sun City, Arizona. He was born in Wilt, Illinois. Gene was a Certified Public Accountant. He worked for the Sears & Roebuck Company. Gene also loved to play softball.Gene is survived by his beloved wife, Marcella and his step-son, Bill.A graveside service will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 1:30pm at Sunland...
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Lewis Lloyd Lichlyter

September 25, 1922 - January 20, 2017

Lewis Lloyd Lichlyter, 94, of Sun City, AZ. passed away peacefully on Jan. 20, 2017 at his residence.Lloyd was born in East Ely, Nevada to William Edwin Lichlyter and Gladys Mildred Phalan Lichlyter on Sept 25, 1922. He married Lois Oxborrow, his high school sweetheart on Jan. 1, 1945. Lloyd was a WW II Veteran, serving in the US Navy from 1942 until 1945. He and his family moved to Phoenix in...
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Anna Rose Caraway

October 6, 1925 - January 18, 2017

Anna Rose Adams Caraway, 91 years old, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away January 18, 2017 from complications of a hip fracture. Anna was born October 6, 1925 in Clinton, Missouri to Clyde Adams and Elva Cagle Billingsley Adams. She grew up with six siblings: Troy Billingsley (half-brother), Doris Billingsley (half-sister), Teresa Adams Lanz, Carl Adams, Murtice Adams Beck, and William (Bill)...
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Frances A. Stave

October 10, 1925 - January 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary & Cremation Center, Sun City, AZ.
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Stella Quartana

September 14, 1917 - January 17, 2017

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Rosemary Elizabeth Alberts

August 11, 1928 - January 17, 2017

Rosemary was born August 11, 1928 in Logansport, IN. She passed away on January 17, 2017 at the age of 88. Living in Scottsdale, Arizona since 1966, she was known by everyone as Rosie.She was preceded in death by her husband and best friend, Elliot (Al) Alberts.She was the beloved Mother of Mark (Linda) Alberts, Grandmother of Andrew Alberts and Allison (Chris) Schott and Great Grandmother of...
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Janet Louise Gurriell

January 9, 1925 - January 16, 2017

Janet Louise Gurriell was born Janet Anson to her parents Alice and Alvin Anson in Paterson, New Jersey on January 9th 1925. She passed away peacefully in her residence in San Diego, California on January 16th 2017 at the age of 92.Janet grew up in Paterson and graduated from Eastside High School. It was there she met her future husband John Gurriell. World War II was raging at the time and...
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Wayne Lee Stevens

March 29, 1943 - January 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary & Cremation Center, Sun City, AZ.
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Dorothy Jane Connolly

August 21, 1922 - January 15, 2017

Dorothy J. Connolly, 94, of Sun City, AZ passed away peacefully in Sun City West on January 15, 2017. She was born in Chicago, IL to Harold and Evelynn Ham. During the Great Depression, Dorothy's family moved to Valparaiso, IN. In the meantime, Dorothy would go back and forth to La Grange, IL where her aunts lived and finished high school.Dorothy met the love of her life, Harold Connolly at a...
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