Our Obituaries

John Lad Rosol

September 21, 1944 - June 30, 2015

ROSOL, John "Jack" Lad, 70, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on June 30, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ladimer J. Rosol, and Olga R. Kurytnak Rosol; and his step-sister, Jean Brediger. He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Laurelynn "Laurie" Giblin Rosol; his son, David (Karyn) Rosol; his grandsons, Ryan Rosol, and Zachary Rosol; his sister,...
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Dorothy Lucille Anderson

February 23, 1923 - June 23, 2015

ANDERSON, Dorothy Lucille, 92, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on June 23, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, William E. Baldwin, and Virginia L. Anderson Baldwin; and her husband, Charles Anderson. She is survived by her sons, Thomas Anderson, and Michael (Dorothy) Anderson; and her daughter, Janet Reininger. Arrangements entrusted to Surprise Funeral Care. No services are...
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Christopher Alvarez Ornelas

October 25, 1959 - June 19, 2015

ORNELAS, Christopher Alvarez, 55, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on June 19, 2015. Christopher "Chris" was born in Bakersfield, California, on October 25, 1959. He attended Shafter High School, then moved to the "South Bay", where he worked in the family restaurant, Casa Pulido, in Redondo Beach, California, for more than 14 years. He met and married Colleen Gilboy, of...
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Damien Lawrence Serrahn

September 2, 1998 - June 15, 2015

Damien Lawrence Serrahn, 16, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on June 15, 2015. He is survived by his parents, Lawrence C. Serrahn, and Delia Hoke; his sister, Isabella Hoke; his great-grandmother, Ana Castilla; his grandparents, Manuel Serrahn and Judith Castilla Serrahn, and Elaine Hoke; his god-parents, German Cortes and Diana Gaitan; his aunts; Sandy Hoke, Kisha Hoke, Mailina Hoke (Eric...
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Warren Lee Robinson

January 19, 1963 - June 10, 2015

Sr. Master Sgt (Ret) Warren Lee "Rob" Robinson died unexpectedly on June 10, 2015 in Surprise, Arizona at the age of 52.Warren is survived by his only child Christopher Lee Robinson; parents Cecil and Bertha Robinson; siblings Willie (Angelica) Robinson, Cathy (Kevin) Smith; six nieces and nephews; Uncle, James Hines, who was a beloved father figure to Warren; His loving girlfriend, Celeste Mims;...
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Laura Lynn Young

January 13, 1973 - June 5, 2015

Laura Lynn Young, 42, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on June 05, 2015. Laura was a United States Army Veteran, having served active duty and in the reserves. After attending US Army Officer Candidate School, Laura was promoted to Second Lieutenant in 2001. Laura earned her Masters Degree in Education from Arizona State University in 2006. She was voted Westside Impact Teacher of the Year at...
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Jason Thomas Lopez

March 3, 1977 - June 2, 2015

Jason Thomas Lopez,of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away on June 02, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his beloved wife, Kayce Lopez; his son Anthony Lopez; and his daughter, Victoria (Michelo Hernandez) Lopez; his grandchild, Giovanni Hernandez; his father-in-law, John McAtee, and his mother-in-law, Sue McAtee; his mother, and his sister. Arrangements are entrusted to...
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Robert Eugene Warila

April 17, 1935 - May 30, 2015

Robert Eugene Warila, 80, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on May 30, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Quivo Warila, and Mary Bruce Warila. He is survived by his daughter, Janice Warila Young. Arrangements are entrusted to Surprise Funeral Care. No services are scheduled. To sign the online guestbook, and to send condolences and well-wishes to the family, please visit, www...
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Wendle Raymond Bertelsen

December 10, 1930 - May 30, 2015

Wendle Raymond Bertelsen, 84, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on Saturday May 30, 2015. Wendle was born December 10, 1930, in Erie, Pennsylvania. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gustav and Agnes Morholt-Bertelsen. Wendle is survived by his wife of 34 years, Betty Bertelsen; his children, Betsy Aldrich, Lisa Bertelsen, Glenn (Ester) Bertelsen, Curt (Anne) Bertelsen, Jay (Robbie)...
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Gary Albert Dishman

February 13, 1939 - May 28, 2015

Gary Albert Dishman, 76, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on May 28, 2015, after a four-year long battle with oral cancer. He was born on February 13, 1939, in Missoula, Montana. He spent much of his childhood in Albuquerque, NM, and graduated from Gresham High School, in Gresham, Oregon. He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Addison Dishman, of Lolo, Montana, and his mother,...
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Kathleen Ann Hughes

October 14, 1942 - May 27, 2015

HUGHES, Kathleen A. {Kostrzewa} - Age 72, passed away unexpectedly on May 27, 2015 in Krakow, Poland, while on vacation celebrating her 35th Wedding Anniversary. A Visitation will be held between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. followed by a memorial service held between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m., June 11, 2015 at Surprise Funeral Care 16063 W. Bell Rd., Surprise, AZ 85374. In Lieu of flowers, those desiring may...
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Catherine Suzanne Marty

September 28, 1959 - May 27, 2015

Catherine Suzanne Marty, 55 years old, formerly of Blacksburg, Virginia, passed away on Wednesday. May 27, 2015 in surprise, Arizona, where she was cared for by her father, Fernand Marty, and her Stepmother, Elizabeth. Catherine often returned to Virginia to visit her family and friends, and her final resting place will be at Westview Cemetery in Blacksburg.Catherine was born in Newton,...
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Walter Allan Drakton

October 4, 1943 - May 27, 2015

Walter Allan Drakton, Sr., 71, passed away on May 27, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter W. Drakton, and Veronika Twaronas Drakton. He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Patricia Joyce Ripson Drakton; his loving children, Walter Allan ( Florence) Drakton, Jr., Debi (Eddie) Valasquez, and Michelle (Edgar) Ramirez; his grandsons, August Drakton, Julian Ramirez, and...
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Dwight Alden Buss

June 21, 1924 - May 25, 2015

Dwight A. Buss, 90, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on May 25, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester Henry Buss, and Gertrude Irene Johnson Buss; his brother, Robert Buss; his sister, Dorothy Buss; his son, Gary Michael Buss; and his grand-daughter, Tiffani Markay Ross. He is survived by his beloved wife, Wanda Buss; his children, Daniel Dwight Buss; David Paul Word, and Doris...
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William James Bauer

July 17, 1946 - May 25, 2015

William James Bauer, Jr., 68, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on May 25, 2015. William was born July 17, 1946, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. William retired after 30 years from South West Gas only to return two weeks later as a main gas line inspector working until February 26, 2015. William is preceded in death by his father, William James Bauer, Sr.; and his mother, Annettia White Bauer; his...
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R.B. B. Olson

September 8, 1937 - May 25, 2015

R.B. Olson, 77, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on May 25, 2015. He was preceded in death by his son, Reed Kenneth Olson and parents, Merton and Suzanne Olson. He is survived by his wife, Odette Olson, children, Bradley Olson and Christopher (Elizabeth) Olson, grandchildren, Ellie Wolinski and Curtis Olson and sister, Sandra (James) Corrie. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 28...
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Joel Alan Blount

July 3, 1927 - May 22, 2015

Joel Alan Blount, 87, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on May 22, 2015. Services are pending at this time and will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, California. Arrangements entrusted to Surprise Funeral Care, Surprise, AZ, and Forest Lawn in Los Angeles, CA.
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Chester Raymond Main

May 21, 1931 - May 21, 2015

Chester "Chet" Raymond Main, 84, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on May 21, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Phyllis M. Main. Memorial Services are pending at this time. Arrangments entrusted to Surprise Funeral Care, Surprise, Arizona.
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Sara J. Smith

April 28, 1937 - May 18, 2015

Sara Jane Smith, 78, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on May 18, 2015. She was born April 28, 1937 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Sara received a B.S. Degree from University of Nebraska. It was there that she met her sweetheart, Charlie. She and Charlie Married October 4, 1958. Sara was a writer and consultant for Illinois Association of School Boards. Sara was president of several clubs and groups....
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William Leslie Hagan

August 23, 1940 - May 15, 2015


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Andrzej J. Pasciak

February 2, 1956 - May 15, 2015

PASCIAK, Andrzej, "Andy", 59, of Surprise, passed away on May 15, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, Stanislaw Pasciak. He is survived by his mother, Maria Walas Pasciak, his 3 brothers, and 2 sisters, in Poland; his loving wife of 32 years, Christine Grabowski Pasciak, his beloved sons, Michael (Lisa) Pasciak, Christopher Pasciak, and Adam Pasciak; and his granddaughter,...
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Theodora Mattos

May 7, 1930 - May 13, 2015

Theodora Mattos, "Dora", 85, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on May 13, 2015. She is survived by her beloved husband, Joseph G. Mattos, her loving children, daughters, Gwendolyn (Robert) Kielblock, Mary (Jim) Tiemeyer, Rose (Tom) Riley, Liz (Ron) Martin, and Celeste (Karl) Hintz, sons, David (Patti) Mattos and John (Kim) Mattos, granddaughters, Brenda Behlke, Aimee Mattos,...
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Barbara Ann Rembert

September 1, 1948 - May 12, 2015

REMBERT, Barbara Ann, 66, of Detroit, Michigan, passed away on May 12, 2015, in Phoenix, Arizona. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Lizzie Mae Conner Rembert. She is survived by her 11 brothers and sisters in the Detroit Area. Arrangements in Arizona have been entrusted to Surprise Funeral Care, in Surprise, AZ. Arrangements in Michigan have been entrusted to O. H. Pye, III...
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Walter Anthony Urban

June 19, 1931 - May 12, 2015

Walter Anthony Urban, 83, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on May 12, 2015. He is survived by his brother, John Urban. Services will be held in Meriden, CT, under the direction of Stempien Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest at St. Stanislaus Cemetery in Meriden. To sign Walter's online guest registry, please visit www.surprisefuneralcare.com. Arrangments entrusted to Surprise Funeral...
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Alice Pauline Horobin

April 9, 1913 - May 11, 2015

Alice Pauline Horobin "Granny", age 102, passed away May 11, 2015 in Arizona. Beloved wife to the late Thomas. Loving mother to Barbara Ferrari (deceased) and Charles (Linda) Holloway. Grandmother to Lana (Chris) Raptoplous; Wayne (Sandy) Ferrari, Linda (Ernie) Kirkland, Kim (Craig) Sneary; Joseph Ferrari, Terri Lynn Lashley, Michael (Terry) Holloway, great-grandmother to 11 and great-great...
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Una C. Lohman

December 26, 1929 - May 9, 2015

Una C. Lohman, 85, of Youngtown, Arizona, passed away on May 9, 2015. Una was an active member of the Messiah Lutheran Church in Auburn, WA, and the Shepherd of the Desert Church in Sun City, AZ as well as a member of the sorority, Rho-Epsilon Sigma Alpha. She was also an active volunteer with the Auburn Multicare Hospital, Auburn Senior Center, White River Museum and Auburn Bravo Arts. Una...
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Jay Martin Cohn

August 19, 1943 - May 5, 2015

Jay Martin Cohn, 71, a United States Air Force Veteran, passed away on May 5, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Julian and Audrey Cohn. He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, June Daniels Cohn; his sister, Helaine Fishman; and his niece, Karen (Harry) Ganaugh. Arrangements are entrusted to Surprise Funeral Care. No services are scheduled. To sign the guest book online, and...
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Charles F. Piper

September 29, 1925 - May 3, 2015

Charles joined his Lord in Heaven on May 3, 2015. He was born September 29, 1925 in South Bend, Indiana. He was a true Indiana "Hoosier" thru and thru, as well as, a loyal and diehard Chicago Cub fan. Chuck was a dedicated Christian, loving husband, father, grandpa and great granddad. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Sr and Bernice and sisters, Elaine Overholser and Darlene...
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Carroll O. Miller

July 4, 1924 - May 2, 2015

Carroll Elizabeth O'Brien Miller, 90, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Surprise, Arizona. She was born July 4, 1924 in Mulberry, Fla to Robert Maurice and Ruth Eva (Watts) O'Brien. Carroll graduated from Mulberry High School in 1942. She taught at Oscar Pope Elementary School, 1960-1982. Dec 21, 1963 she married William H. (Bill) Miller, a Lakeland Chiropractor and became mother to his...
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Christine Cesaretti

December 26, 1946 - May 1, 2015

Christine Cesaretti, 68, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on May 1, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Lillian Buch. She is survived by her loving husband, Robert Cesaretti, children, Carol (Matt) Faith and Mike (Tammy) Cesaretti, and grandchildren, Grace Marie, Sophia Rose, Charlie Matthew, Madison Christine and Catelin Mary. Christine loved to go shopping and spoil...
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James Francis Cardelli

March 1, 1981 - April 27, 2015

James "BJ" "Zio" Francis Cardelli IV, 34, passed away on April 27, 2015. He is survived by his devoted parents, James "Jay" Francis Cardelli III, and Denise Conyers Cardelli; his grandmother, Lorna Conyers; his brothers, Kenny (Wendy) Cardelli, and Joshua (Debbie) Cardelli; his sister, Kortney Cardelli (Derek Serna); his nephews, Jayden Serna, Paul Ray, Samuel Ray,...
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Richard and Sandy Borczak

September 7, 1926 - April 27, 2015

Richard Louis Borczak, 88, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on April 27, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sabina "Sandy" Borczak, parents, Louis and Marie Borczak and brother, Louis Borczak. He is survived by his loving children, Karen (Mark Skyler) Murphy, Richard Borczak, Robert (Cindi) Borczak and John (Barbara) Borczak, grandchildren, Nyro Murphy, Meghan Borczak,...
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Jack P. LaSpina

June 28, 1931 - April 25, 2015

Jack LaSpina passed away peacefully on April 25, 2015, at 6:13 am. Jack lives on in the hearts of his adoring wife, Catherine and his children, Steve, Judy, and Anthony. Jack was blessed with thirteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Liz Bucolo, grandson, Scott LaSpina and parents, Anthony and Antoinette LaSpina. Jack worked as a paint...
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Marie Catherine LaPorte

September 22, 1932 - April 23, 2015

Marie Catherine LaPorte, 82, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on April 23, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph LaPorte and parents, Victor and Louise Guerrieri. She is survived by her loving children, Joe Prill, Pat (David) Grzenia and Joann (Gerry) Grzesik, and grandchildren, Paul, Bryan and Jack Grzenia, and Allison, Jonathan and Daniel Grzesik. A Memorial Service will be...
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Lawrence Frederick Reverman

March 3, 1927 - April 23, 2015

Lawrence Frederick Reverman, 88, of Surprise, Arizona, and Tigard, Oregon, passed away on April 23, 2015. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Surprise Funeral Care, Surprise, Arizona.
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Charles Edward Stow

March 6, 1932 - April 19, 2015

Stow, Charles Edward "Ed" of Surprise, AZ, passed away at age 83 on Sunday, April 19, 2015. Ed was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He worked as a food broker and was part owner of Canyon State Sales. He was his own man. He was preceded in death in 1992 by his son Thomas Arthur Stow. Ed is survived by his wife Linda Stow. He is also survived by his children Lois Jean Young (Jim), Charles...
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Claudia Bishop Robinson

December 8, 1930 - April 18, 2015

Claudia Bishop Robinson, 84, of Surprise, passed away on April 18, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Josie Bishop; and her sister, Jo Carol Bishop Corley, and her brother Bryce Carlisle Bishop; and children, Alan Robinson, and Devery Lynn Robinson. She is survived by her adoring husband of 34 years, Ken Robinson; her children, Claudia (CJ) Mlsna, John (Gerrie) Deal, Nikki...
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Kevin Dean Hoffman

April 6, 1962 - April 16, 2015

On April 16, 2015, our son and brother, Kevin Dean Hoffman, passed from this temporary life, to an eternal one with Jesus. Kevin was born April 6, 1962, to his loving parents, Donald and Louise Hoffman, who survive. Kevin is also survived by his sisters, Tina (Duke) Mondale, and Lisa (Frank) Jones. In addition, he leaves behind his children, Alicia Hoffman, Tabitha Healy, and Brett Hoffman; his...
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Hazel Henrietta Brown

November 20, 1918 - April 14, 2015

Hazel Henrietta Brown, 96, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away on April 14, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, of 43 years, Bill Brown Sr., parents, Michael and Alma Karius, sister, Harriet Hubing and brothers, Roger and Robert Karius. She is survived by her loving children, Kathy (Steve) Myers, Bill (Carol) Brown Jr., Sue (Bob) Kaltenbach, Dan Brown and Tim Brown and twenty...
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Andrew Juventino Gavela

January 30, 1934 - April 6, 2015

Andrew Juventino Gavela, 81, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on April 6, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Teresa Gavela, children, Alexandra (Andrew) Salsberry, Maritza Gavela Jimenez and Diego (Tracy Byrd) Gavela, grandchildren, Jessica Felix, Natalie (Randy Collins) Gavela, Tristian Jimenez, Samantha Salsberry and Joseph Jimenez. Inurnment will take place at Rose Hills...
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Edward L. Sowman

August 19, 1917 - March 26, 2015

Edward L. Sowman, 97, of Prescott, Arizona, passed away on March 26, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Sowman. He is survived by his niece, Sandra Beckstrand. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, California. Arrangements entrusted to Surprise Funeral Care, Surprise, Arizona.
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William Charles Williams

March 1, 1957 - March 25, 2015

William "Bill" Charles Williams, 58, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on March 25, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, Priscilla Williams. He is survived by his loving wife, Laurie Williams, son, William (Astin) Williams, daughter, Jillian (Matt) Gordon, grandchildren, Derek Gordon and Emerson Williams, father, William (Janet) Williams, brothers, Ron Williams and Chuck ...
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Daniel MacKenzie Hill

November 2, 1998 - March 24, 2015

Daniel MacKenzie Hill, 16, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on March 24, 2015. He is survived by his father, Bill Hill Jr., mother, Shanelle Hill, brother, Jess Meeder, sisters, Grace and MiMi Hill, grandparents, Junko Hill, Marvin & Belinda Talbott and Stephen & Sherri Redmon, and godparents, Fred & Deborah Troutman. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, from 11:00 A...
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David Stuart Cover

May 1, 1961 - March 24, 2015

David Stuart Cover, 53, of Surprise, passed away on March 24, 2015. He is survived by his beloved parents, Richard and Darlene Cover; his brother, Andrew (Lisa) Cover; his sisters, Janet Orozco, and Cathlene Potts; his sons, Benjamin Cover, and Daniel Cover; his nieces Christina Cover, Chelsea Cover, and Ashley Orozco; and his nephew Andrew Orozco. Arrangements are entrusted to Surprise Funeral...
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Hope Marie Stone

January 10, 1953 - March 23, 2015

Hope Marie Stone, 62, of Newberg, Oregon, passed away in Surprise, Arizona, on March 23, 2015. She is survived by her devoted parents, Sebastian (Helen) Maugeri, and Maria Pagan; her beloved husband, Clyde Stone; her loving son, Steven (Eileen) Stone; her loving daughters, Shauna (Mic) Williams, and Diana (IiLey) Thompson; her grandchildren, Taylor Williams, Brooklyn Williams, Liam Stone, Logan...
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Frederick Weber

June 8, 1920 - March 19, 2015

Frederick J. Weber, 94, of Prescott, Arizona, passed away on March 19, 2015. No services are scheduled at this time. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Coral Ridge Cemetery in Cape Coral, Florida. Arrangments entrusted to Surprise Funeral Care, Surprise, Arizona.
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Marilyn Joy Walsh

October 14, 1944 - March 18, 2015

Marilyn Joy Walsh, 70, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on March 18, 2015. She is survived by her loving husband, Doug Walsh. Services will be held at a later date in Wellsville, Kansas. Arrangments entrusted to Surprise Funeral Care, Surprise, Arizona and Wilson Funeral Home in Wellsville, Kansas. To sign Marilyn's online guest registry, please visit www.surprisefuneralcare.com.
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Virginia Ree Bryan

July 8, 1940 - March 18, 2015

Virginia Ree Bryan, 74, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on March 18, 2015. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at 10:00 A.M. at Surprise Funeral Care, 16063 W. Bell Rd., Surprise, Arizona, 85374. To sign Virginia's online guest book, please visit www.surprisefuneralcare.com.
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Rollie Winston French

September 23, 1941 - March 15, 2015

Rollie Winston French was born in Leesville, La to Rollie & Jessie French on September 23, 1941 and passed away at his winter home in Sun City West, Arizona on March 15, 2015 surrounded by his family and friends. His father's military career moved the family frequently and was the inspiration for his life-long commitment to patriotism.The majority of Rollie's growing up years was in...
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Linda Kathryn Pender

November 9, 1942 - March 14, 2015


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Mark Anthony Puckett

March 14, 2015 - March 14, 2015

Mark Anthony Puckett, Jr. entered into heaven on March 14, 2015. He is survived by his loving parents, Mark Puckett, Sr., and Giovanna Palazzolo, and his beloved grandmother, Lorraine Hennke. A graveside service will be held on Monday, March 23, 2015, at 11:30 A.M. at Sunland Memorial Park in Sun City, Arizona. Arrangements entrusted to Surprise Funeral Care, Surprise, Arizona.
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Betty Joyce Scoville

September 18, 1926 - March 14, 2015

Betty Joyce Scoville, 88, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on March 14, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Allen and Nellie Palmer, and daughter, Cheryl Scoville Mertz, sisiter, Verna (Lloyd) Brown, and brother, Lloyd (Erma) Palmer. She is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Robert Scoville, sons, Paul (Brenna) Scoville and Robert (Kandi) Scoville, son-in-law, Richard...
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Rafael Rivera-Cordero

March 30, 1940 - March 13, 2015

Rafael Rivera-Cordero, 74, passed away on March 13, 2015. Born in Puerto Rico, into a family of 12 children, he was preceded in death by his parents, Celedonio Rivera, and Severina Cordero Rivera. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Carmen Garcia Rivera; his sons, Rafael (Anne) Rivera, and David (Suzette) Rivera; his daughters, Millie Rivera (Santiago), and Elizabeth (Richard) Garcia;...
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Lucille Sharp

July 13, 1923 - March 11, 2015

Lucille Sharp, 91, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on March 11, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Sharp, sons, Richard Sharp and James Sharp Jr., and parents, Bruce and Minnie Leedom. She is survived by her daughters, Cynthia Robinson, Susan Burford and Ida Sharp, grandchidren, Michael Hillier, Shannon Weindel, Amy Chervenak, Missy Hodge, Adam Hodge, Amanda Sarber and...
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Richard Donald Mules

September 24, 1931 - March 10, 2015

Richard Donald Mules, 83, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on March 10, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mehrling and Mary Mules. He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy Mules, children, Don (Lisa) Mules, Dolly (Paul) Meyer and Dan (Mary) Mules, grandchildren, Rachel (Micah) Covey, Beth (Tim) Knodel, Melissa (Gregory) Varner and Jonathan Mules, great grandchildren, Leah Knodel...
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Gary Jay Brachfeld

October 29, 1943 - March 5, 2015

Gary Jay Brachfeld, 71, of Buckeye, Arizona, passed away on March 05, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Brachfeld. He is survived by his loving mother, Ruth Brachfeld, his beloved wife of 37 years, Eleanor "Ellie" Brachfeld; his sons, David (Cassandra) Brachfeld, and Michael Brachfeld; his twin grandchildren, granddaughter, Lena Brachfeld, and grandson, Logan Brachfeld...
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Michael Otis Becker

February 9, 1955 - March 3, 2015

Michael Otis Becker, 60, passed away on March 03, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Ramona Becker; and his brother, Nicholas Becker. He is survived by his son, Michael Becker; and his daughter, Lorie Becker; his brother, Daniel (Karen) Becker; his sisters, Julie (Ricky Dale) Browning, Lorie (David) Beachum, and Kathleen (Brian) Tolford; and grandchildren, nieces, and...
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Daniel Leo Gushard

July 23, 1948 - March 3, 2015

Daniel Leo Gushard, 66, of Surprise, passed away on March 03, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Agness Gushard. He is survived by his beloved wife, Katherine; his sons, Matthew (Tonya) Gushard, Christopher (Amanda) Gushard, Michael Gushard, and Robert Billson; his grandchildren, Tanna West and Savanna Gushard; his brother, Michael (Krissanda) Gushard; his cousin, Annette ...
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Roger Nils Hansen

March 11, 1943 - February 28, 2015

Roger Nils Hansen, passed away peacefully on February 28, 2015, after a three-and-a-half year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, where he met the love of his life at 5 years old. They married in 1962, and settled in Lake Shawnee, New Jersey, for 33 years, before relocating to Surprise, Arizona, in 2003. They shared a remarkably rare love story.His professional career...
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Erik Luis Kruzel

October 2, 1996 - February 23, 2015

Erik Luis Kruzel, 18, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on February 23, 2015. He is survived by his parents, Bryan Kruzel and Angela Guzman, step-mother, Shannon Murry, brothers, Fabian Barrera, Brandon Thomas Kruzel and Cody John Kruzel and grandparents, Jayne Cowan, Thomas & Donna Kruzel and Hilda Rodriguez. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at 11:00 A.M. at...
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Diane Padron

December 5, 1944 - February 17, 2015

Diane Padron, 70, of Surprise, passed away on February 17, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Mittie Mabry, of New York City, New York; her brothers, Paul Mabry, John Mabry, and James Mabry; and her sisters, Bernice Curtis, and Hazel Sherrod. She is survived by her sister, Mary Colley (Richard); her husband, John Padron, Sr.; her son's, James (Stefanie) Padron, John...
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David Leonard Arrollo

February 6, 1934 - February 13, 2015

David Leonard Arrollo Sr., 81, of Surprise, Arizona, and Riverside, California, passed away on February 13, 2015. Services will be held at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, CA. Arrangments entrusted to Surprise Funeral Care and Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary in Riverside.
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Eleanor L. Drummond

October 6, 1923 - February 11, 2015

Eleanor L. Drummond, 91, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on February 11, 2015. Services will be held in Morristown, New York. Arrangments entrusted to Surprise Funeral Care in Surprise, Arizona, and Fox & Murray Funeral Home in Ogdensburg, New York.
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Frankie Frances Bland

September 29, 1929 - February 8, 2015

Frankie Bland, 85, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on February 8, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Rita McEvilly and sisters, May, Ronnie and Evelyn. She is survived by her loving husband, Bernard Bland, daughter, Dolores Pennisi, son-in-law, Rich Pennisi, granddaughter, Shannon Dunn, great grandchildren, Brennan and Riley Dunn and sisters, Gertrude, Rose and Winnie. ...
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Michael Wayne Krueger

January 30, 1954 - February 6, 2015

Michael Wayne Krueger, 61, passed away on February 06, 2015. He is survived by his devoted parents, Gerald "Jerry" and Myrtle "Margaret" Krueger; his loving children, daughter, Lauren Krueger; son, Kevin Krueger (Tanya); and daughter, Michelle Arntz; his beloved brothers, Jerry "Chip" (Valerie) Krueger, and Darryl Krueger; his beloved sisters, Vickie Tanner, Terry ...
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Robert Duree Brown

July 6, 1934 - February 3, 2015

Robert Duree Brown, 80, of Prescott Valley, Arizona, passed away on February 03, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Meda Brown. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Marie Brown; his daughter, Caroline (Christopher) Raso; and his sisters; Judy (Neil) Baird, and Sharon (Charles) Parkyn. Arrangements are entrusted to Surprise Funeral Care. The Funeral Service will...
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James Todd Smith

January 27, 1938 - January 31, 2015

James Todd Smith, 77, of Peoria, Arizona, passed away on January 31, 2015. Jim was born January 27, 1938, and grew up in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Upon graduating from the University of Denver, he enlisted in the Marine Corp. Spending years working for Symons Manufacturing Company in Denver and LA, he eventually returned to Denver to start up his own real estate firm. Jim was an avid hunter of...
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David Lindsey Goldberg

May 5, 1962 - January 26, 2015

David L. Goldberg, 52, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on January 26, 2015. He is survived by his mother, Lillian Heitner and his father, Benjamin Goldberg. Interment will be held at Toms River Jewish Cemetery in New Jersey. Arrangements entrusted to Surprise Funeral Care, Surprise, AZ, and Bellkoff Goldstein Funeral Chapel in Lakewood, NJ.
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Esther L. Schramm

April 2, 1929 - January 26, 2015

Esther L. Schramm, 85, of Glendale, Arizona, passed away on January 26, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Emma Landfried. She is survived by her daughters, Darlene (Tom) Joyce and Patty Gerber, grandchildren, Jimmy (Alexis), Kimberly (John), Timothy, Jeffrey and Kelley and brother, Charles Landfried. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at 1:00...
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John Peter Rebello

May 19, 1921 - January 24, 2015

John Peter Rebello, 93, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on January 24, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jacinto and Mary Rebello and sister, Mary Griffith. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Mary Rebello, children, John (Colleen) Rebello, Rodney (Julie) Rebello and Shirley (Vincent) Mosca, grandchildren, Jesse (Amanda) Rebello, Allison Rebello, Eric Rebello, Jesse...
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Gary Wayne Miller

October 30, 1939 - January 22, 2015

Gary Wayne Miller, 75, of Sun City, Arizona, passed away on January 22, 2015. Gary was retired from the Fire Department as well as Coldwell Banker. He was a member of of the Cowboy Fast Draw Association. Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Berniece Miller. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Marcia Miller and brother, Lance Boggs. Memorial Services will be held at...
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Joan Schmid-Gilroy

June 29, 1924 - January 21, 2015

Joan Schmid-Gilroy, 90, passed away on January 21, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Margaret Savage; husband, Donald C. Schmid; and her sister, Rose Giammarrusco (Jack, deceased). She is survived by her loving husband, Keith Gilroy; her sister, Mary LeFevre (Roy, deceased); her brother, John Savage (Evelyn); her daughter, Susan Schmid McGriff (Richard, deceased); her son...
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Trent Anthony Smith

February 25, 1963 - January 20, 2015

Trent Anthony Smith, 51, passed away on January 20, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, Eddie Smith, and his brother, Stephen Smith. He is survived by his mother, Bobbie Smith; his aunt Leslie McCartney Lefebvere; his sister-in-law, Joan Smith; his nieces, Amber, April, and Ashley Smith; and his nephew, Austin Smith. Arrangements are entrusted to Surprise Funeral Care. To sign the...
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Donald Raymond Hughes

September 6, 1938 - January 20, 2015

Donald Raymond Hughes, 76, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on January 20, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Stella Hughes and brother, Bill Hughes. He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Linda Hughes, son, Daniel Hughes, brothers, Ken Hughes, Rich (Ann Marie) Hughes and Rob (Nancy) Hughes, sisters, Sharon Fedders and Shirley (Mike) Apa and sister-in-law, Kathy...
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Carole A. Pruka

February 26, 1936 - January 19, 2015

Carole A. Pruka, 78, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on January 19, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Marie Boyd, brothers, Arthur, Raymond, Thomas, Norman, William and Robert Boyd and sisters, Margaret Boyd, Eleanor Grammont, Dorothy Grammont and Vera Echevarria. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, James J. Pruka, children, Debra (Robert) Rollins and Sandra...
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Christine Anne Jackson

January 29, 1947 - January 19, 2015

Christine Anne Jackson, 67, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on January 19, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Virginia Baumhofer, and brother, Charles Baumhofer. She is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Robert Jackson, children, Richard Adams and David (Stacey) Adams, grandchildren, Kolbe and Alexis Adams, sister, Judy (Keith) McCormick, brother, Peter...
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Opal Bonesteel

November 20, 1930 - January 18, 2015

Opal Bonesteel, 84, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on January 18, 2015. She is survived by her loving husband, Herbert Bonesteel, daughters, Karen (David) Turi and Sherry (Larry) Hunter, grandchildren, Anthony Turi, Sarah Lepardo and Josh Hunter, and great grandchildren, Joseph Lepardo and Elizabeth Lepardo. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, January 22, 2015, at 10:30 A.M. at the...
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Rafaela Cardino

October 24, 1927 - January 17, 2015

Rafaela Cardino, 87, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on January 17, 2015. She was preceded in death by her son, August Cardino, parents, Antonio and Michelina Oliviere and 14 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her children, Tony (Trish) Cardino, Tobie (Sandy) Cardino and Cynthia (Rich) Regan, grandchildren, La'Tina (Charles) Stuart, Melissa (Hans) Streigel, Anthony (Caryn) Gundersen...
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Erlin Jerome Johnson

November 23, 1937 - January 13, 2015

Erlin Jerome Johnson, 77, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on January 13, 2015. Services will be held at a later date in Minnesota. Arrangements entrusted to Surprise Funeral Care, Surprise, Arizona.
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Bernadette Clara Haven

November 19, 1918 - January 12, 2015

Bernadette Haven, 96, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on January 12, 2015. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements entrusted to Surprise Funeral Care, Surprise, Arizona.
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Sandra Jane McIlrath

April 19, 1939 - January 9, 2015

Sandra Jane McIlrath, 75, of Surprise, passed away on January 9, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Jane Seaton. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Stewart McIlrath; son, Scott McIlrath; granddaughters, Sydney McIlrath, and Jordan McIlrath; and her brother, Charles "Skip" Seaton. Memorial Services will be held on Friday, January 16, 2015, at 10:00 A.M....
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Ralph Alton Wilson

March 8, 1923 - January 5, 2015

Ralph Alton Wilson, 91, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on January 5, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife, Elsie Murle Wilson, daughter, Kevin N. Chamberlain and step-daughter, Sandi (Jim) Crawford. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are entrusted to Surprise Funeral Care, Surprise, Arizona.
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Phillip R. Ferrel

May 6, 1951 - January 4, 2015

Phillip Raymond Ferrel, 63, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on January 4, 2015. No services are scheduled at this time. Please check back for a more detailed obituary soon. Arrangments are entrusted to Surprise Funeral Care, Surprise, AZ.
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William Andrus

June 10, 1927 - December 27, 2014


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Baron Leone Oliver

September 20, 1953 - December 26, 2014

Baron Leone Oliver, 61, passed away on December 26, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Martha Oliver; his brothers, Gene "Sonny" Oliver, and Roy "Booger" Oliver; and his sisters, Martha "Arkie" Sankadota and Darlene "Chink" Roberts. He is survived by his devoted wife of 44 years, Micka Oliver; his beloved children; sons, Baron L. L....
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George Joseph Tupac

March 19, 1926 - December 26, 2014

George Joseph Tupac, 88, of Sun City West, passed away on December 26, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Anne Tupac, and his sister, Carol Millsop. He is survived by his beloved wife, Margaret Tupac, his brother James Tupac (Elaine), his children; Charles Tupac (Peggy) and Robert Tupac (Tierney), his grandchildren; Kerianne Tupac, Michael Tupac, Jesse Tupac, Shelby Tupac,...
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Herbert Peter Albright

April 27, 1926 - December 26, 2014

Herbert Peter Albright, 88, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on December 26, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Erich and Antoinette Albright, his brother, Frederick Albright, and his sons, Allan Albright and Mark Albright. He is survived by his beloved wife, Marilyn Albright, and his children; Leslie Schmidt, Craig Albright, Lisa Davies (Bill), Kurt Albright, Sheryl Frakes, and...
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Daryl Hyrum Workman

August 19, 1928 - December 23, 2014

Daryl Hyrum Workman, 86 of Glendale, Arizona, passed away on December 23, 2014. He served a mission in the North Central States and was very involved in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in various capacities throughout his lifetime. Daryl retired after 35 years of service as an Insurance Agent with State Farm. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Teresa Workman. He is...
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Earl Wendell Kading

February 9, 1918 - December 19, 2014

Earl Wendell Kading, 96, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on December 19, 2014. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Iowa. Arrangements under the direction of Surprise Funeral Care, Surprise, Arizona.
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Jo Ann Mary O'Brien

May 19, 1939 - December 18, 2014

Jo Ann Mary O'Brien, 75, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on December 18, 2014. Services are pending at this time. Arrangements under the direction of Surprise Funeral Care, Surprise, Arizona.
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Timothy Carson Kanavy

March 28, 1938 - December 17, 2014

Timothy Carson Kanavy, 76, of Peoria, Arizona, passed away on December 17, 2014. He is survived by his children, Shannon Kanavy, Tara Kimbrell, Tmothy Kanavy, Kelli Wallace, Jamie Kanavy and Natalie Zeiler, sister, Kit Brennan and brother, Larry Kanavy. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements under the direction of Surprise Funeral Care, Surprise, Arizona.
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Theresa J. Capriola

August 24, 1945 - December 13, 2014

Theresa J. Capriola, 69, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on December 13, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, McKinley and Rose Capriola. She is survived by her loving companion, Russell Campbell, brother, John Capriola, step-children, Keith H. Campbell and Traci Campbell, nephew, John Capriola and nieces, Rebecca Capriola and Laura Damico. Visitation will be held on Monday,...
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Judith Louise Bilello

June 16, 1946 - December 9, 2014

Judith Louise Bilello, 68, of Prescott Valley, Arizona, passed away on December 9, 2014. She is survived by her loving husband, Benjamin Bilello, daughters, JoAnn Reda (Kent Thomas) and Dianelle Reda and grandchildren, Joshua Robbins and Michael Bilello. Memorial Services will be held at a later date in Prescott Valley. Arrangments entrusted to Surprise Funeral Care, Surprise, Arizona. To...
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Leitha Eileen Swalley

January 9, 1926 - December 8, 2014

Leitha Eileen Swalley, 88, passed away on December 08, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Mabel Endsley.She is survived by her son Keith Swalley. No services are scheduled. To send online wishes and condolences, please visit, www.surprisefuneralcare.com.
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Wilma Louise Bigge

November 7, 1922 - December 4, 2014

Wilma Louise Bigge, 92, passed away on December 04, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Winifred Stevens. She is survived by her children, Scottie (Jerry) Misner, Randol (Sheree) Bigge, and Christopher (Joyce) Bigge; her grandchildren, Cristina, Denise, Jason, Kristen, and Aaron, and nine great grandchildren. The visitation will be held at Surprise Funeral Care in the...
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Linda A. Tegard

September 26, 1942 - December 3, 2014

Linda Anne Cleary (Berchtold), 72, of Buckeye, Arizona, passed away on December 3, 2014. She was born on September 26, 1942 in Burlington, Iowa to Meredith and Nadine Cleary and was a graduate of Manual high school She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Berchtold, step-son Rick Berchtold, sisters, Rita Cleary and Donna Tucker, and her parents. She is survived by her son Christopher...
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Mary Lucille Flores

December 14, 1944 - December 2, 2014

Mary L. Flores, 69, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on December 02, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Guadalupe and Salvadora Negrete, daughter, Valerie Flores, and brothers, Manuel and Roman Negrete. She is survived by her beloved children, Julie, Nancy, Erin and Anna, and sisters Margaret and Gloria, and brothers, Benny, Guadalupe and Philipe Negrete. Memorial Services will be...
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Charles J. Goshkarian

March 2, 1924 - November 30, 2014

Charles J. Goshkarian, 90, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on November 30, 2014. He was born on March 2, 1924, in West New York, New Jersey, to Jack and Rose Goshkarian. Charles grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and moved to Arizona in 1955. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in WWII. He retired in August of 1984 from the APS Gas Department after 28 years of service. Charles loved...
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David Michael Bell

March 3, 1946 - November 22, 2014

David Michael Bell, 68, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away on November 22, 2014. He was born on March 3, 1946, in Harvey, Illinois, to Glenn and Janet Bell. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. David was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Randall Bell. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Bell, daughters, Dawn (Michael) McDowell, Nicole (Jeffrey) Troiani, Jaime Bell and...
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Kenneth Gordon Sherman

January 10, 1921 - November 22, 2014

Kenneth Gordon Sherman was born on January 10, 1921 in Lyndon Station, WI to Ivan Ashley Sherman and Gladys Jeanette (Bump) Sherman and passed away on November 22, 2014. He had two sisters and was raised in Madison, WI. Ken was a good student who was always fascinated with airplanes and flight. While attending engineering classes at the University of Wisconsin, he also worked on his pilot's...
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