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MILLS, MANUELLA K.

Manuella K. Mills passed away on November 11, 2017. She was born in Phoenix, AZ on August 26, 1925 to Burleigh Rideau and Amelia Ray. She attended Saint Mary’s High School and graduated from Arizona State University in 1948. Manuella taught elementary school for over 25 years. Manuella was married to Billie Mills for 58 years, who preceded her in death. Manuella is survived by daughters, Gioia Neal (Ronald Neal), Lise Mills, Denise Mills (Cordell Conway) and sisters, Lilly “Mikki” Rideau Crawford and Mary Rideau, brothers, Donnie and Charlie Rideau, seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be held on December 2nd at 11:00 A.M. at St. Pius X Catholic Church located at 809 S. 7th Avenue, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Office of Black Catholic Ministries, Diocese of Phoenix, 400 E. Monroe, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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BRACAMONTE, VICENTE

Vicente Alfonso M. Bracamonte, was born September 5, 1953, (64 years old) in Phoenix, Arizona. He left this world on November 16, 2017 to be with our Heavenly Father. He is survived by two brothers and four sisters; Mary (husband Bob), Norma, Frank Jr., (wife Esther), Martha (husband Robert), Delia (Dee), (husband Paul), Gilbert, Tia Maggie and many nieces and nephews. Vicente was retired and was also a caregiver for his mother and father for over 20 years. He was a very loving, caring, compassionate and religious person devoted to our beloved Lord and Our Lady of Guadalupe. Services will be held at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 2038 West Van Buren Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009, (602) 368-4363. Viewing will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Rosary prayed at 7:00 pm, on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Funeral Mass at St. Matthew’s on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 10:00 am. Reception to follow after the Funeral Mass at St. Matthew’s Parish Hall. Vicente will be cremated and will be buried at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix, AZ (602) 267-1329. Details to follow within a week. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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HELD, LORRAINE EDNA

September 30, 1931 ~ November 16, 2017. Lorraine Edna Held, devoted follower of Jesus Christ, wife, mother and grandmother passed away peacefully on November 16, 2017, her 86th birthday. Lorraine was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1931 and married the love of her life Roger in 1950. They moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1966, with their sons Tim and Mark and daughters Lori and Lisa. Lorraine and Roger were married just shy of 56 years when he was called home in 2007.

Lorraine is survived by her sons and daughters Tim, Mark, Lori and Lisa. One grandson Jake, son-in-laws Scott and John. Her sister Dorothy and husband Don, niece Peggy and husband John.

Her internment will be with her husband Roger, at the Arizona National Memorial Cemetery.

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LAWS, MARY JANE

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on November 20th for Mary Jane laws of Scottsdale who died November 16th of age-related causes. She was 101. Mary Jane was born December 23rd 1915 in Lima, Ohio. She was a United States Navy Lieutenant RN during World War II. Mary Jane married her husband Carl T laws and moved to Arizona in 1947 where she continued to work as a Navy nurse at Madison School District number 2 until she retired. Survivors include her son Thomas laws, daughter-in-law Kathy Taylor laws, granddaughters and spouses Tiffany and Jason Carver, Danielle and Zach Engelking, and two great-grandsons Jaxon and Oliver engelking. Monday, November 20th services will be held at 10 a.m. at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, 5045 East Thomas Road, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sage Hospice, 5111 N. Scottsdale Rd., #204, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 or to Kit’s House, info@seniorsecurity.com

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WELLMAN, JAMES ALLAN

This world lost a fine man on November 14, 2017 when James Allan Wellman passed away in Phoenix, AZ, finally freed from the bonds of early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Diagnosed at age 50, the disease sapped his vitality and memory over the past 12 years. All who knew him will forever cherish the real Allan–a loving husband and father, talented artist, meticulous home renovator, steady provider and a great cook. His quick wit and warm welcome would light up your day. He was an avid Beatles fan, a proud liberal Democrat and was always ready to help others. Allan was born in San Mateo, CA on September 2, 1955, to Lewis and Julia (Chinn) Wellman and lived most of his life in San Mateo County. He had a degree in Fine Arts, but kept his day job to avoid becoming a starving artist. He was a consummate sales representative for packaging companies in the farm and grower industry in the greater Bay Area and established deep and abiding relationships with his customers. In 1997, he married the love of his life, Barbara E. Hughes and they welcomed their daughter Kayla P. Wellman, whom Allan considered the most beautiful child in the world. Nothing made him happier than to be spending time with his family and he will stay in our hearts forever. Allan is survived by his wife and daughter; brothers-in-law, Joe, Tim, Terry, Brian and Richard; sisters-in-law, Phyllis, Sharon, Carol, Diane, Carolyn and Natasha; his best friend from Alaska, Greg King; three brothers, one sister and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, December 9th at 10:30 A.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. The family wishes to thank the caregivers at Brookdale-North Glendale, Hospice of the Valley and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, Allan asked that donations be made to the Sisters of Mercy, 2300 Adeline Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010, or to the Save the Redwoods League, 111 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94104.

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GARDNER, LANNY LEE

Gardner, Lanny Lee passed away on November 14th, 2017. Lanny was an avid outdoors man. He loved to fish and camp with his children and buddies. He was born in Missouri, but lived in Arizona for 48 years. Lanny was survived by his children, Daniel and Hunter Gardner, his parents, Roddy and Sharon Gardner, his brother Mitchell Gardner and his sister, Kim Westfall. Lanny was a sweet, gentle soul and will be missed. A celebration of the Lanny’s life will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 East Indian School Road in Phoenix.

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SCHMITT, LORAS

Loras (Larry) J. Schmitt passed away on November 9, 2017. A true gentleman with deep Midwestern roots and a profound love for Phoenix, Larry recently celebrated his 80th year with family and friends. Larry enjoyed growing up in the small town of Holy Cross, Iowa, attended Loras College in Dubuque, and then worked as a Horologist (Watchmaker). In 1970, Larry and his wife, Marie, moved with their four small children to Phoenix, Arizona, and opened their own business, Schmitt Jewelers. One of Larry’s greatest attributes was his love of people. He so enjoyed a personal conversation, whether at his business, out in the community or with those he served and served with at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Later in life, Larry married Ann, and they were recently recognized with the Bob Russell Lifetime Achievement Award by the Society. Larry was predeceased by wife Marie, daughter Sarah and siblings Louis Schmitt and Lila Spitzer. He is survived by wife Ann Secrest Schmitt and her son J.D. Secrest, his children Tom (Erin), Tim (Ginnie), Lynn Bush (Dave), Beth Burch (Chris), grandchildren Michelle Shipley (Colin), Brian Schmitt and Megan Davis (T.C.); Michael, Julia and James Schmitt; Patrick, Ben, John and Hank Bush; Katie, Anne and Alison Burch, two great-grandchildren (Charlie Shipley and Trip Davis) and his twin sister, Doris Shockley (Roy). A funeral Mass will be held Friday, November 17, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N. Central Avenue in Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Phoenix, www.stvincentdepaul.net

Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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COLLETTI, PAUL MICHAEL

Paul Michael Colletti, 87, passed from this life in his Paradise Valley home surrounded by his loved ones on October 29th, 2017. Preceded in death by his parents Angelo and Mary Colletti and his sister Kathleen Colletti. Paul is survived by his wife Nancy Colletti; brother Angelo Pat Colletti (Linda); sister Catherine Poe; children John Colletti (Kathy), Angela Colletti-Cummings (Chris Cummings), Steven Colleti (Angela) and Joe Colletti (Barbara); grandchildren Lily, Brian (Julia), C.J., Paul, Kate, Beau, Dylan and Joey. Paul was born in San Pedro California on October 3rd, 1930. He enjoyed the California lifestyle of sun, sand and water in his younger years. At age 11 he won a sweepstakes marble competition. His athletic abilities began to develop at Huntington Park High School where he was a fullback on the football team and an all-city pole vaulter in 1948. Paul then served his country in the Air National Guard and the Air Force. The Colletti family moved to Arizona in 1958 and eventually founded Colletti Trucking Inc. where he and his children ran the company for 43 years delivering merchandise for major retailers until he retired. Paul was a precise and soft-spoken man with a passion for his family and anything with an engine. He participated in car races at Beeline Raceway and possessed an encyclopedic knowledge of a vast array of cars, boats and motorcycles. Muscle cars held a special place in his heart and he was an avid collector. His favorite automobile was a 1970 Plymouth Superbird that he owned for 44 Years. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 at the Franciscan Renewal Center Church of Our Lady of the Angeles, 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85253. In lieu of flowers please support: Hospice of the Valley Fund Development, 1510 E Flower Street Phoenix, AZ 85014 (602) 530-6992 or The Salvation Army USA, 2707 East Van Buren Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008 (602) 267-4112.

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CAHILL, CAROLYN ELIZABETH

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Carolyn “Carrie” Elizabeth Cahill, 73, a native of Arizona, passed away on November 5, 2017. She was born on January 21, 1944 in Phoenix. Carrie was the daughter of Barney A. Cahill and Virginia A. Blanco. Her parents and her brother, Barney A. “Lefty” Cahill, predeceased her. The Rite of Committal will be conducted on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Francis Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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LARKIN, IRENE GRACE

Larkin, Irene Grace (Douchey) of Scottsdale, Arizona, passed away on November 7, 2017. She was 93 years of age. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John “Jack” J. Larkin. She is survived by her older sister, Dorothy Slimp, of Albuquerque, NM; her sons; John J. Larkin, III and his wife, Rosa, Michael J. Larkin and his wife, Sharon and David S. Larkin and his wife, Jennifer, of Phoenix, Arizona; her grandchildren: Micah, JoAnna, Micaela, Sarah, Matthew and wife, Claire and Marissa; her three great-grandchildren: Logan, Margaret and Penelope and her in-law of 41 years, Margaret Serna. Irene was born to Samuel and Mary Douchey in Omaha, Nebraska. Whether trudging to school in a snow storm, or working as a young single woman at the IRS, she enjoyed a challenge. Following some lively dancing, time at the park and Irish charm, she married Jack Larkin, a young Nebraskan legislator and Navy veteran, in 1949. They moved to Phoenix in 1956 and enjoyed raising 3 boys. Irene enjoyed participating in the faith communities of St. Thomas the Apostle and St. Theresa’s Catholic Church especially as a member of the Sodality. She nurtured her strong faith through reading about the intersection of faith and psychology, attending classes and participating on the sodality prayer line. Her family and friends remember her lively expressions, sense of humor, keen intellect, tenacity, strong faith, and natural inquisitiveness. After raising and nurturing her 3 boys, she continued to perfect her baking, gardening and cooking as well as using her gifts to navigate her and Jack’s medical needs. Her sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren remember the interest and support she had for their endeavors and experiences. After Jack’s death, Irene befriended both her caregivers and fellow residents while living in small assisted living communities. The family is very grateful for the love and care provided by these individuals. Until her final days, she continued to enjoy observing humanity and entertaining her beloved family. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary being prayed at 7:00 P.M., Thursday, November 16th at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Rd. Phoenix at 10:00 A.M., Friday, November 17th with a reception lunch immediately following in the Fr. Feeney Hall. A private Interment will be held later at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 3100 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85008.

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LARKIN, IRENE GRACE

Larkin, Irene Grace (Douchey) of Scottsdale, Arizona, passed away on November 7, 2017. She was 93 years of age. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John “Jack” J. Larkin. She is survived by her older sister, Dorothy Slimp, of Albuquerque, NM; her sons; John J. Larkin, III and his wife, Rosa, Michael J. Larkin and his wife, Sharon and David S. Larkin and his wife, Jennifer, of Phoenix, Arizona; her grandchildren: Micah, JoAnna, Micaela, Sarah, Matthew and wife, Claire and Marissa; her three great-grandchildren: Logan, Margaret and Penelope and her in-law of 41 years, Margaret Serna. Irene was born to Samuel and Mary Douchey in Omaha, Nebraska. Whether trudging to school in a snow storm, or working as a young single woman at the IRS, she enjoyed a challenge. Following some lively dancing, time at the park and Irish charm, she married Jack Larkin, a young Nebraskan legislator and Navy veteran, in 1949. They moved to Phoenix in 1956 and enjoyed raising 3 boys. Irene enjoyed participating in the faith communities of St. Thomas the Apostle and St. Theresa’s Catholic Church especially as a member of the Sodality. She nurtured her strong faith through reading about the intersection of faith and psychology, attending classes and participating on the sodality prayer line. Her family and friends remember her lively expressions, sense of humor, keen intellect, tenacity, strong faith, and natural inquisitiveness. After raising and nurturing her 3 boys, she continued to perfect her baking, gardening and cooking as well as using her gifts to navigate her and Jack’s medical needs. Her sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren remember the interest and support she had for their endeavors and experiences. After Jack’s death, Irene befriended both her caregivers and fellow residents while living in small assisted living communities. The family is very grateful for the love and care provided by these individuals. Until her final days, she continued to enjoy observing humanity and entertaining her beloved family. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary being prayed at 7:00 P.M., Thursday, November 16th at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Rd. Phoenix at 10:00 A.M., Friday, November 17th with a reception lunch immediately following in the Fr. Feeney Hall. A private Interment will be held later at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 3100 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85008.

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LISA, DONALD J.

Donald J. Lisa, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2017. Donald was born on April 6, 1935, in Camden, NJ, to Frank Lisa and Frances Piccione Lisa. He graduated in 1952 from Camden Catholic High School, standing 5th in his class. He was active in sports, was the starting third baseman for the CCHS State Championship baseball team (1952), and in 2016 was inducted into the CCHS Hall of Fame. In 1950, he met his classmate and future wife, Isabelle O’Neill, at a soda shop in Camden. Don attended the United States Naval Academy, graduating in 1957 (standing 11th out of a class of 848). While at the Naval Academy, Don was the starting guard for Navy’s 150 lb. football team, winning the Collegiate National Championship in 1956. His high school sweetheart, Isabelle (“Izzy”), moved to Annapolis, MD, in 1957, to be with Don, and they were married on June 15, 1957, one week after Don graduated. Don and Izzy started their family soon after they were married, and had two children, Richard (born 3/27/58) and Steven (born 9/12/59). Don was an accomplished Naval Aviator, making hundreds of landings as an all-weather, night-time, fighter-interceptor pilot serving tours aboard the USS Forrestal and USS Enterprise. He would often and proudly recount stories about his “Navy life” as a fighter jet pilot, and early family life with Izzy and his children. After serving his country for six years as a Naval Aviator, Don decided to change careers to the field of Patent Law. He attended and graduated from Harvard Law School, and thereafter embarked on a long and successful legal career. He quickly became a partner at the prestigious New York City Law firm of Kenyon & Kenyon. He later moved from private practice to corporate law with Motorola in Chicago and Phoenix, where he rose to become an officer in the legal department. During this time, he also obtained his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago. It was during his career with Motorola that he and Izzy had the opportunity to move to Phoenix, Arizona, which they grew to love. Don eventually returned to the private practice of law, fulfilling his life-long dream of opening his own law firm. In his 70s, Don returned to his love of flying, and he obtained his private, commercial and then instructor’s license in rotary aircraft. Don was well known as a strong man of high honor that stood firm and worked hard in support of his family, principles and moral values. Don and Izzy, throughout their lives, devoutly practiced their Roman Catholic faith. After nearly 58 years of marriage, the Lord took the love of his life, Isabelle. At that same time, Don, began his battle with brain cancer (Glioblastoma). Remarkably, but indicative of his strength, faith and strong will, Don beat brain cancer for nearly three years under the direction of the Barrow Neurological Institute. Don is survived by his children, Richard (and his wife Vicki, Carefree, AZ) and Steven (and his wife Laurie, Paradise Valley, AZ), and five grandchildren Anthony (and his wife Bridget, Scottsdale, AZ), Kristen (Austin, TX), Michelle (and her husband Dan, Portland, OR), Brittany (and her husband Bryan, Des Moines, IA), and Caitlin (and her husband Adam, Chicago IL). He is predeceased by his parents, Frank and Frances, his brother Frank, and his beloved wife, Isabelle. The funeral services for Don will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, with the Visitation at 8:00 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd, Phoenix. A Funeral Mass at 10:00 A.M. will be celebrated at Saint Theresa Parish, 5045 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix. Burial with Military Honors will follow at 12:30 P.M. at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix. The Family has requested for donations instead of flowers to be made to the Barrow Neurological Foundation https://www.supportbarrow.org/donate.

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JONES, CURTIS

Curtis (C.C.) Jones was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to Samuel and Lester Jones. He was one of six children born to that union. C.C. completed high school in Cincinnati and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force shortly after graduation. He followed the tradition of his older brothers Charles, Lowell, and Ralph. The family was loyal and committed to the USA and its opportunities. Curtis loved people. He was blessed with musical and sports talents during his early childhood which were displayed by him and his brothers Charles and Lowell. Upon his completion and discharge from the Air Force he settled in San Diego, California with his brother Ralph. While in California he married and fathered two sons, Christopher and Derek. His love of music and dance brought him to Phoenix, Arizona. Preceding him in death were his mother and father, Lester and Samuel Jones, son Curtis Jones, Jr., sister, Mary Rankins, and brothers Charles, Lowell and Ralph Jones. He is survived by his remaining siblings Douglas P. (JoAnn) Jones and Barry (Lynda) Bates, and his sons Christopher (Jennifer) and Derek, as well as a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A Military Graveside will take place on December 1st at 10:30 A.M. at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix. A gathering will take place on December 2nd, 2017. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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FRAIJO, AMY

Amy Fraijo, 41, of Phoenix, AZ passed November 1, 2017. She was a native Phoenician. Amy loved art and brought joy to all she encountered. She is survived by her father David Fraijo, stepmother Sue and mother Arlene Fraijo; brothers Daniel and Manuel Fraijo; nephews David J. and Mondan Fraijo; Tia Norma Mondragon and her many cousins, family and friends. Amy lived a life of kindness and love. Join us in celebrating the life of an angel, Amy Fraijo, Saturday, November 11th, 2017 at 12:00 pm held at Creative Living Fellowship, 6530 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014. A potluck reception will follow at the church hall. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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ALVAREZ, JUANITA VALENTINA

“Georgia” Juanita Valentina Trejo-Alvarez, of Phoenix AZ, went Home peacefully sharing the room of her beloved granddaughters (Daniella and Gabriel “Bella” Maldonado) surrounded by the love of her family and dear friends comfortably laying next to her daughter, Anna Maria, on All Saints Day, November 1, 2017. Georgia leaves us with an incredible appreciation for life, love, laughter, learning, art, music, dancing, travel, friendship and fashion. Her legacy of service to others, a deep sense of faith and love of life, dear friends and family will live on through her daughter Anna Maria Alvarez-Maldonado (Fredrick “Freddy” Martin Buss); Granddaughter’s Daniella and Bella Maldonado-their father Jackson Maldonado; step grandchildren Miya, Steen and Hannah Buss; baby sister Evangelina “Eva” Cons (Abriel “Abie” Cons) and many beloved nieces and nephews. Georgia was preceded Home by her mother Juanita Valenzuela Trejo, her father Gomisindo “Chindo” Trejo and her sister “Negra” Rose Pearl Trejo-Miller. A Vigil will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. with the Rosary being prayed at 7:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 East Indian School Road Phoenix. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2:30 P.M. on Friday, November 10, 2017 at St. Francis Xavier Parish, 4715 North Central Avenue Phoenix. The Burial will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at Glendale Memorial Park Cemetery, 7844 North 61st Avenue, Glendale. A reception following the Funeral Mass will be held at El Portal Restaurant, 117 West Grant Street, Phoenix from 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

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GALLEGOS RODRIGUEZ, CRUZITA “CRUZ”

Cruzita “Cruz” Gallegos Rodriguez passed away in peace at the age of 92 years on October 29, 2017, in Phoenix, AZ. Born in Tinnie, New Mexico, on December 4, 1924. She is survived by the families of her 5 children. For more information about Cruz and her life, please refer to her memorial page at Http://www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com/obituaries/. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 10, 2017, with Visitation at 8:30 A.M. and a Funeral Mass at 10:00 A.M., at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Interment to follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th St., Phoenix, followed by a reception at St. Francis Xavier Parish, Anderson Hall.

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JASON, JOSEPH EDWARD

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Joseph Edward Jason, 75, of Phoenix, AZ passed away on October 30, 2017. Joseph is survived by his sister Kathleen (Miguel), his nephew and Godson Jason (Leila), grand-nephew Aiden and grand-niece Clare and several loving cousins in Arizona and New York. Joseph grew up in Clinton, NY and graduated from Clinton Central High School and proudly attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In 1975 he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from ASU. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am at St. Francis Xavier’s Ignatius Chapel, 4715 N. Central Ave, Phoenix. Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery at 48th St & Oak in Phoenix. Arrangements are entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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SCHREY, EDWARD A.

A native Phoenician and proud of it. Edward Alan Schrey, 68, husband, father, grandfather, passed away October 19, 2017 after a brave and courageous fight with cancer. He was born on September 20, 1949 to Alfred and Margaret (Pearson) Schrey. In his early years he participated in the growth of and force behind Carvelli Distributers and responsible for the presence of Dreyers Ice Cream in Phoenix. In later years he enjoyed work with Reality Executives and Sam’s Club. Ed was preceded in death by his wife Teresa Schrey. In 1990, he then married Caroline Robertson and the family grew to love and share life together. Ed’s passions were gardening, hunting down vintage treasures at thrift stores, garage sales and exciting travel. From Italy to Hawaii, Ed was always enjoying “The Good Life.” More importantly Ed was a man of service. Always lending a helping hand and enhancing people’s lives. He truly lived to serve others as he was devoted to his wife and children. If you were ever at Via De Los Santos you might have gotten a peek of Ed enjoying a margarita at his favorite Mexican restaurant with all that he loved in tow. He is survived by his wife Carol Robertson; children David, Courtney, Nicholas and Lisa; 7 grandchildren Maxwell, Stella, Monty, Jojo, Archer, Jack and Gracie; sisters Sandy and Linda; and many close friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Al and Margaret Schrey and his sister Faye Barwick. Ed will be remembered for his extraordinary willingness to help others and most importantly make them smile. How does one sum up the life of a man who is revered, loyal and rock steady – expecting nothing in return… one word comes to mind, “Extraordinary.” A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, November 10, 2017 at St. Paul Catholic Church in O’Carroll Hall, 330 W. Carol Gables Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85022.

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SANCHEZ, ROBERT R.

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Robert R. Sanchez, 85, passed away on October 29, 2017 in Gilbert, Arizona. A Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. with a Funeral Service at 11:00 A.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Burial will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix.

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CERIMELI, MARGARET L.

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Cerimeli, Margaret Louise, 97 passed away peacefully on October 30th, 2017 in Chandler AZ. She was born in Youngstown Ohio and moved to Arizona in 1982. She is preceded in death by her husband Frank. She is survived by her three sons; Raymond, Frank ‘Donnie” and James Cerimeli. Visitation will be held on Friday November 3, 2017 from 12:30 to 2:00 P.M. with a Funeral Service at 2:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix AZ 85018. Interment will be at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.

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HUGHES, MARILYNN B.

Marilynn B. Hughes, 88 of Phoenix, passed away peacefully on October 28, 2017 surrounded by family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Marilynn was born on October 16, 1929 in Des Moines, Iowa. Raised in Urbandale, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late James Herbert and Edna Young Blackhurst and sister of the late Bonnie Wilcox, William Blackhurst, James Blackhurst and Tom Blackhurst and is survived by her sisters, Beverly Scott of Denver, Colorado and Donna Winger of Marinette, Wisconsin. Marilynn is preceded in death by her husband, Ronnie, who passed away in 2016 and is survived by her four children, Carla Dark (Jamie) of Chandler, Arizona, Mylan Geisert (Carl) of Chandler, Arizona, Dennis Hughes (Lori) of Atlanta, Georgia and Doug Hughes (Katrina) of Phoenix, Arizona her grandchildren Matt Larson, Todd Larson, Nate Larson, Tyler Geisert, Hailey Geisert, Kayley Geisert, David Hughes, Brian Hughes, Julie (Hughes) McKevitt, Jordan Hughes, Jessie Hughes, Eric Hughes and Kendra Hughes, his great-grandchildren Sariah McCall, Morgan Larson, Colton Larson, Zoë Larson, Audrey Hughes, Arya McKevitt, Remy McKevitt and Olivia Geisert. A Funeral will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, November 3, 2017 with a Visitation one-hour prior at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, A Burial will follow at Paradise Memorial Gardens, 9300 E. Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale.

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DR. EDWARD F. JOGANIC JR.

Dr. Edward F. Joganic, Jr. passed away on Monday, October 23, 2017 after a courageous three-year battle with cancer. Ed was a treasured friend and father and a highly respected colleague recognized for his intelligence, skill and integrity. Ed was an extraordinary surgeon whose life work positively impacted the lives of tens of thousands of patients, especially children with craniofacial deformities. He was a pioneer and innovator in the field of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery whose passion for knowledge and learning was reflected in the great joy he took in teaching the skills of his craft to others. Ed was a kind and generous teacher who enriched the lives and educations of countless students and residents during his forty-two-year career as a physician. Ed was born on October 1, 1946 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina to Edward F. Joganic, Sr. and Shirley Maxine Caddy. The family lived in Elizabeth City and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania before moving to Tucson, Arizona in 1955. Ed graduated from Salpointe Catholic High School in 1964 and received both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Zoology from the University of Arizona. Ed earned a medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 1975 and completed Residencies in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at the Wilford Hall US Air Force Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Edward F. Joganic, Jr. served in the United States Air Force from 1968 to 1988. In 1968, Ed was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the 3097th Aviation Depot Squadron and served as an aerospace munitions officer. During the Vietnam War, he served in the 5th Air Force, stationed at Fuchu Air Base, Japan and held the position of Assistant Director of Munitions at the time he began his medical education in 1972. Ed was honored with numerous awards and commendations during his distinguished career as an Air Force Physician, and was named Consultant to the USAF Surgeon General for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Ed served as Vice Chairman of Plastic Surgery at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center and Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Chief of Plastic Surgery at Scott Air Force Base Hospital in O’Fallon, Illinois. In 1988, Ed retired from the Air Force with the rank of Colonel.

Much the modern Renaissance Man, Ed had many interests and hobbies outside of his love for surgery. He was an accomplished pianist, an avid astronomer, competent photographer and enthusiastic student of astrophysics. He was a skilled artist and craftsman who loved to work with his hands and was especially happy when he could use his skills to repair and remake objects and restore them to their original beauty. He rebuilt numerous classic sports cars, a WWII Ryan PT-22 training aircraft and several antique Steinway Duo-Art reproducing pianos. If Ed could not find a particular part he needed for a project, he would manufacture it himself in his garage or at the dining room table, which was often hidden completely by car parts. Ed loved spending time in his workshop, though he also loved to be outdoors, to experience the natural world and feel the wind in his face. He started out sailing boats on a small lake in central Texas and then moved on to flying single engine aircraft. He earned his private pilot’s license in 1984 and after moving to Phoenix, enjoyed piloting gliders high above the Valley of the Sun. In the last years of his life, he returned to his love of boats and took up rowing with his best friend and colleague, Travis Holcombe and they practiced and competed together on Tempe Town Lake.

Ed dedicated his life to learning, invention and exploration and he had an indomitable curiosity that he shared with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed working on computers and electronics with his son John, who is now a premier computer programmer. Ed and his son Matthew worked together to restore cars and enjoyed scuba diving, leading Matthew to become an Engineer Diver. His daughter Jessica inherited his interest in the craniofacial skeleton and earned a Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology by studying the genetics of craniofacial variation. Ed’s daughter Jennifer shares his love of the biological sciences and became the President of a biotechnology company by following Ed’s example of hard work and perseverance. Ed shared a love of astronomy with his granddaughter Elaine, who is studying to be an Aerospace Engineer. He adored his three young granddaughters Sophia, Katherine and Arkadia and enjoyed watching them grow and develop. Ed is preceded in death by his father Edward F. Joganic, Sr. and his sister, Charlene Shidisky (Charles). He is survived by his mother, Shirley Joganic, his children John (Ashley), Jennifer, Jessica and Matthew; grandchildren Elaine, Sophia, Katherine and Arkadia; Rosemary Joganic and Denise Erickson. A visitation will be held at St. Francis Xavier Church on Monday, 30 October from 5-7 pm with a Funeral Mass celebrated at 7:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of the Valley instead at (www.hov.org). Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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THOMAS, RALPH WILLIAM

Ralph William Thomas passed away peacefully on October 25, 2017 surrounded by his family and close friends. Ralph was born on June 10, 1943 in Langdon, North Dakota and was raised in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He attended school there until he joined the Marine Corp in 1961. After returning from the service, he worked with his Dad until he went to work at Rydell Chevrolet as a salesman. Ralph was in the car business for many years buying, selling and running many dealerships as well as helping others with their dealership projects. Ralph had a unique gift as a true salesman and had a passion for selling anything and everything. Ralph is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carolee, his 3 children, Jill Thomas (Rob Hart), Tracy Cater (Ward Cater) and Ryan Thomas along with his 5 grandchildren, Ward, Courtney, Zachary, Max and Mae. Ralph was a very generous and compassionate man who helped many people over his very successful lifetime. He assisted both friends and strangers achieve their dreams, he very generously gave to many charities and always made certain that the family he loved so much was well taken care of. A Prayer Service will take place on Friday evening October 27, from 5:00 P.M. -7:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 East Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ. The Funeral service will be held Saturday, October 28, at 2:00 P.M. at Valley Presbyterian Church, 6947 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ. A Celebration of Life will take place after the funeral at the Montelucia Resort, 4949 East Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ from 3:00 P.M. -5:30 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to go to the Phoenix Salvation Army, Donation Processing Center, PO Box 6002, Prescott, AZ 86304-6002, Attn: Ralph Thomas Fund.

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NUÑEZ, STELLA

Stella Nuñez, 90 passed away on October 24, 2017 after a three-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease, surrounded by her loving family at home in central Phoenix where she had lived for the past fifteen years. Born February 24, 1927 in Tucson, Arizona. She grew up in Phoenix and briefly in Miami, Arizona. Scottsdale was home for 34 years where together with her husband Johnny they raised their family of eight children at Tres Alamos Ranch. Stella was a beautiful, loving and caring woman and her true profession was being a mother. She was an amazing woman who touched so many lives. She welcomed everyone into her home where her cooking skills were well known and loved. Stella was the heart and soul of her family and her signature farewell, “Vaya con Díos” will always be remembered. She is survived by daughters Sandra Nuñez, Jacque Nuñez and Gina Nuñez with whom she lived with and Vicki Nuñez (Mark) Britton; sons Jerry (Mary) Nuñez, Jay Carlos (Kelly) Nuñez and Jody Nuñez; sister, Blanche Torres, brother Gilbert (Mary) Valle; and grandchildren Justin (Rosa) Nuñez, Robert (Renae) Nuñez, Jill Cunitz, Ryan Smith, Shannon Smith, Cody Britton, Jessica (Wayne) LaMarre, Jennifer (Kole) Calhoun, Jason Nuñez, Jordan Nuñez, Jake Nuñez, and Elizabeth Nuñez. She is also survived by 17 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny, son Jay (Nancy) Nuñez, grandson J.T. Nuñez, mother and father Peter and Julia Valle, sister Millie and brothers Peter, Danny, and Donald. The family would like to extend special thanks to Hospice of the Valley for their insight and care of Alzheimer’s/Dementia disease, the numerous physicians, nurses, and caregivers who helped Stella throughout her many hospital stays, and all of the friends who over the past 90 years have celebrated her life while she was here. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, November 2, at St. Mary’s Basilica, 231 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix. Graveside service to follow at 12:30 P.M. at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix AZ 85014 or the Alzheimer’s Association, Desert Southwest Chapter, 1028 E McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85006-2662. Condolences may be left at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com.

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GEIS, DAVID HARTNETT

David Harnett Geis 65, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on October 19, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer. David was born in Dayton, Ohio and lived in Phoenix since the age of 2. He attended St. Francis Xavier Grade School, Brophy College Preparatory and graduated from Arizona State University. After serving in the Navy, he established a career in sales. David is survived by his mother, Judy, brother, Peter and his wife Rebecca, sister, Stephanie and her husband Eric, brother Matt, partner Larry, niece Jennifer and nephews Adam, Kevin and Kyle. He was preceded in death by his father Jack. David will be dearly missed by all who knew him and he will be remembered for his wit, devotion and kind heart. A Private Service will be held November 5, 2017. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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WORTH, MICHAEL WILLIAM

We said goodbye for now to Mike and then he transitioned peacefully, surrounded by loved ones. He was a good friend to so many. You think you have time, but you don’t. He was character and brought laughter to so many. Many of his friends will have hilarious memories forever. So long for now Mike, rest in peace. He is survived by his brother; Randy, his son; Jason and his granddaughter; Ashley. A Celebration of Life will take place at 6:00 P.M., Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., in Phoenix. A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, November 3, 2017 at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., in Phoenix.

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WORTH, MICHAEL WILLIAM

We said goodbye for now to Mike and then he transitioned peacefully, surrounded by loved ones. He was a good friend to so many. You think you have time, but you don’t. He was character and brought laughter to so many. Many of his friends will have hilarious memories forever. So long for now Mike, rest in peace. He is survived by his brother; Randy, his son; Jason and his granddaughter; Ashley. A Celebration of Life will take place at 6:00 P.M., Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., in Phoenix. A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, November 3, 2017 at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., in Phoenix.

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BOLCKO, ELLEN ANN

Ellen Ann Bolcko 76, of Glendale passed away on October 21, 2017. She was born on February 7, 1941 in Waterloo, Iowa to Robert and Catherine Darland. Ellen’s family came to Arizona in 1952. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services and was a certified addiction counselor. She was a member of Women in Aviation International and held a private pilot license. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother; Joseph Darland. Survivors include her sister; Barbara Darland, daughters; Anita Gray and Jennifer Bolcko and grandson; Brett Laidlaw. Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M., Thursday, October 26, with a Funeral Service at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, October 27, at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd. Interment will follow at Phoenix Memorial Park Cemetery, 200 W. Beardsley, Phoenix.

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BERTH, JANET MARY

In Memorial

Janet Mary Berth was born on May 14, 1929 in Lena, Wisconsin. She passed away peacefully on October 19, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona. She was a lifelong Green Bay Packers fan. Janet was preceded in death by her husband; Jack Berth who passed in 2004. She is survived by her daughter; Jackie Fuzat and son-in-law Bernie, as well as grandsons; Joel and Gabriel Fuzat, granddaughters; Molly Campbell (Owen) and Annie Rangel (Lucas) and great-grandsons; Xavier, Isaac, Caden, Connor, Avery, Lucas and Micah. Graveside Service is on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix. Arrangements entrusted by Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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McCARTY, WILLIAM L.

In Memorial

William “Sonny” McCarty, 77, of Springerville, Arizona passed away Monday, October 16, 2017. Sonny was born in Phoenix, Arizona on September 10, 1940. He was honored to serve in the United States Army and spent most of his service in Germany. He will be remembered for his love of being outdoors, his love of animals, his passion for music, and his avid gardening. He is best known for valuing family, hard work and a good meal. Sonny is survived by his wife of 53 years Linda McCarty, their two children; Bill McCarty (Cristy) and Melinda Luke (Robert), his six grandchildren whom he loved with all his heart and his beloved brother; Mike Marin. Visitation is at 9:30 A.M. with a Funeral Service at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd. Interment will follow at 12:30 P.M. at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix.

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ANDERSON, DENNIS

Dennis Anderson passed away on October 13, 2017 in his summer residence in Pinetop, AZ. He was born in Roseau, MN, on April 8, 1933 to Irene and Patrick Anderson. Dennis’ early career in Phoenix began in his father’s Masonry business before starting his own Block plant then a travel agency; Cerkvenik Anderson Travel. Upon retirement, Dennis enjoyed spending summers in Pinetop golfing. Dennis’ passion was fishing and he spent much time fishing in Mexico with good friends. He touched many lives throughout his 84 years. Dennis is survived by his son; Andy and his grandchildren; Austin and Ashley. Friends are invited to services Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 11:00 am at Whitney Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 East Indian School Road, Phoenix. Following the services lunch will be held at Phoenix City Grille, 5616 N. 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ. Instead of flowers Please bring your favorite fishing lure or picture to pin to the casket.

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GODINEZ, NED C.

In Memorial

Ned C. Godinez, 88, of Phoenix passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on October 17, 2017. Ned is survived by his wife; Elia of 65 years, daughter; Sharon (Jim), Norma (Michael), Jeri (Joe), his sisters; Elva and Emma, 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 2 great-greatgrandchildren. Ned retired proudly from Wells Fargo after 35 years. His wife and family were his world. A Visitation will be held from 9:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M., Thursday, October 26, 2017 with Funeral Mass at 10:30 A.M. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1954 N. 24th Street in Phoenix. Burial to follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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HERBUVEAUX, JULES P.

Jules P. Herbuveaux died October 14, 2017. He was born on November 27, 1942 in Chicago, the fourth of 6 children born to James and Nan Herbuveaux. The family moved to Phoenix in 1946, where Jules attended St. Francis Xavier Grade School, Brophy Prep and graduated from the College of Santa Fe in 1965. He earned a degree in Sociology from Florida State and worked in Hawaii and at Family Services in Phoenix. In later years he became a travel agent – he was his own best client. He worked in and retired from the Office of the Maricopa County Clerk of the Court. Jules was the kind of uncle every child should have – he was the type of man who gave every person along the way a smile, a kind word and a laugh. His family is so grateful to have closely shared his 74 years. He is survived by his brother Jim (Flo) Herbuveaux, sisters Nancy D’Angelo, and Suzette (Peter) Burnside and brother John (Laura) Herbuveaux and those lucky nieces and nephews Nanette and Chris Lawler, Julie and Bob Fellmeth, Christine and Tom Wilson, Annemarie D’Angelo, Tom D’Angelo, Elisa and Timmy Weichel, Beth and Pat Rollins, Jim and Annie Burnside, John and Kimbra Burnside, Jonathon Lam and Sonya Lam and all their families. Jules was deeply grateful for all the wonderful care he received at St, Joseph’s Hospital. The family asks if you might consider, instead of flowers, a donation to UACC Dignity Health SJHMC Radiation Oncology, 350 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013. Visitation is from 6:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary at 7:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home on Sunday, October 22, 2017. A Celebration of Life Mass will be held on Monday, October 23, at 4:00 P.M. in Brophy Chapel. Interment will be private.

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LOPEZ, STEVEN A.

Steven A. Lopez, 57, a resident of Beaverton, Oregon passed away in Miami, Florida after a long and dedicated career in the Aerospace industry. Born in Safford, Arizona, Steven was Safford High Student Body President and 1978 Class Valedictorian before joining the United States Air Force from 1978-1982. Steven’s artistic abilities and his education in engineering allowed him to travel the world while performing the work that he loved. Steven was employed as Vice President of Aeronautical Engineering and his passions included golf, music, his cats and his grandchildren. Steven is survived in Arizona by his father; Steven, mother; Mary, sister; Michal, brother; Larry, ex-wife; Michele, son; Brandon, daughter-in-law; Tina, granddaughter; Lena, grandson; Logan, great-granddaughter; Penelope and many loved aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be on Thursday, October 19, at 10:00 A.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd. Interment will follow at 12:30 P.M. at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix.

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Cara Irigoyen of Coronado, CA

Expressions like “family owned business”, “truth in advertising” and “you get what you pay for” have taken a trip down the rabbit hole into oblivion in my opinion. But, spend 5 minutes with someone from Whitney and Murphy funeral home and you will be surprised to encounter old school integrity with kindness, empathy and a feeling of complete and total trust.

There is no hard sell, and there is no feeling of being taken advantage, to the contrary there is a feeling of being completely taken care of. Which is exactly what Shawn Murphy did for my sisters and me when we walked in his office today to make arrangements to lay our Mother to rest. He said “we want you to feel like it is our family taking care of yours.”

And that is exactly how my sisters and I felt when we finished making all the decisions. He said it was an honor for him to be taking care of our Mom. And he certainly acted like that from the first handshake to our last goodbye when he personally held the door open for us as we left. He spent more than 2 hours with us. He never took another phone call in our presence, he did not make us wait unnecessarily. He was competent, helpful and professional. A family business that truly cares about making a difficult time just a little bit easier.

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GERTON, MARIAN

In Memorial

Marian Gerton,76, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2017. She was born in Visalia, California on August 30, 1941 and subsequently moved to Arizona after graduating from Theodore Roosevelt High School in Fresno, California, where she became a lifelong resident. Marian worked for the Banner University Medical Center (formerly Good Samaritan Hospital) for over 30 years, retiring in 2002. She was also a member and faithful attendee of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Phoenix. Marian was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years Robert, and is survived by her son Bobby Gantt and daughter Lea Gould, grandchildren Aubreana Franey, Harry Gould and Eric Gantt, sisters, Lucy Links, Estella Jimenez and Linda, Hinojos, brothers, Tommy and Joe Lopez and Patrick Hinojos. Marian also left behind a multitude of friends and associates who will miss her dearly. Visitation will be on Saturday, October 14, at 1:00 P.M. with the Memorial Service at 2:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix.

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RYAN, THERESA CHIEFFI

Theresa Chieffi Ryan born on September 1, 1928 in New York City, Theresa died in her home on October 9, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. Theresa was the only child of Ethel Mae and Nicholas Gaetano Chieffi, an Italian immigrant from Chietti, Italy. She attended the City College of New York where she graduated in 1950 with a degree in Business Administration. It was at CCNY that Theresa met Alfred Ryan, a handsome Marine just home from the war in the Pacific. Two children were born to them in Manhattan before Alfred’s job with Sperry Gyroscope saw them transferred to the far away desert of Phoenix, Arizona. In Phoenix three more children arrived to bring the complete number to five. As the Mother of five young children and a husband who frequently travelled back and forth to the east coast, Theresa’s life was a whirlwind of activity. She was a gourmet cook and would often tell her family that one ate with his eye. The beautiful presentation of her dishes reflected that philosophy. She was very creative, sewing, doing needlepoint and crocheting. Her table at every holiday was beautifully set and no detail was too small to be attended to. Her deep seated belief in taking care of her neighbor as well as her family saw her spending countless hours in church ministry, Sodality, Cub Scouts, Camp Fire girls and simple volunteer work for all those who crossed her path. Theresa was preceded in death by her parents and Alfred. She is survived by her children, Sharon (Martin), Kevin, Lori, Cara and Moira (Ken) and her 3 grandchildren, Marlee, Dominic and Kenneth. Her sisters and brothers in law, as well as her nieces, nephews and many friends will join her family in cherishing her memory. A funeral mass in her honor will be celebrated on Friday, September 13, 2017, at 10 am, at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix. Interment will be with her beloved Alfred at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, CA at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Theresa’s Pastoral Care Ministry and blood donations in your community will also honor her memory.

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KILLEEN, ESTHER A.

Esther Amelia Andrade 89, of Phoenix AZ passed away peacefully on October 9, 2017. She was born on July 14th, 1928 to Ramon and Rachel (Gastelum) Andrade, a southern Arizona ranching & dairy family. Her great great-grandfather, Augustin Marquez, did sculpting work on the San Xavier Mission near Tucson. The Andrade family moved from a family ranch in Tubac to the Phx area in 1920, continuing a rural life in the West Valley of Phoenix. Esther graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic High School in 1945. She married a close friend of her brothers, Arthur Rudolph Killeen who also attended St. Mary’s Catholic High School (preceded in death). Esther devoted her entire life to being a mother, wife and “Nana” to her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She especially enjoyed family gatherings at her home in Laveen, Arizona and will be lovingly remembered for hostessing the most wonderful Christmas Eve gatherings filled with homemade tamales, sweet and savory ham and her signature fudge. She was the truly the happiest when her home was overflowing with the laughter of friends and family. Esther is preceded in death by brothers, George, Raymond, James, Connie Andrade Goldian, Dora Andrade Stanley & Hector Andrade. Survived by brothers Oscar (Michelle) & Ed (Peggy) Andrade, her children Arthur (Zip) Killeen, Daniel (Danny) Killeen, Patricia (Tida) Killeen, grandchildren Kelley (Farrell) Perry, Christopher Farrell, Katelin (Richardson) Byrley, Jeff Killeen and Julianna (Killeen) Martinez. A visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary at 6:30 P.M. on Thursday, October 12, at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. A funeral Mass will be at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, October 13, at St. Mary’s Basilica, 231 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.

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ROSNER, ALEXANDER

Alex was born and raised in Tempe, Arizona. He graduated from Brophy College Preparatory, where he played varsity football and nurtured a passion for mathematics, the sciences, and service to others. He went on to study Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, from which he graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2017. He was a graduate student at the University of Colorado, Boulder at the time of his death. Alex was known among his family and friends as a gentle, unassuming man of utmost humility, strength, and intelligence. His loyalty and compassion gave rise to a quiet devotion to his family and friends, who also knew him for his clever, unexpected sense of humor. He was a lover of the outdoors and would often seek out challenging mountain hikes for their enormous beauty. Alex is survived by his parents; Kimberly and Christopher, his sisters; Sheridan and Spenser and his grandparents; Barbara Rosner, John Harris, Dicksie Patterson and Karen Patterson. He is preceded in death by his grandfather; John C. Rosner. A Visitation is scheduled on Thursday, October 12, from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary at 7:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 13 at 2:00 P.M. at Brophy Chapel, 4701 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions in Alex’s name to either the Brophy Community Foundation, 4701 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012 or to the Concussion Legacy Foundation, 361 Newbury Street, 5th Fl., Boston, MA 02115.

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RUIZ, FRANK RAY

Frank Ray Ruiz, 64, passed away peacefully with his family surrounding him on October 5, 2017. Frank attended St. Mark’s Grade School and went on to attend St. Mary’s High School, graduating class of 1972. Frank was a great athlete and a friend to everyone. He started his career working at Maricopa County Hospital working in the ER department and then he went on to work at Arizona Bank (Bank of America). Frank completed his career with the Arizona Department of Revenue. Frank was an avid sports fan always supporting his beloved LA Dodgers, LA Lakers, and Oakland Raiders. He is preceded in death by his mother; Patsy and brother; Tom. He is survived by his father; Oscar Sr., sister; Renee (Danny) Broderick, brothers; Oscar Jr. and Mark; nieces; Stephanie (Jason) Stam, Colleen (Jason) Holthus, Rachelle, Brittney Rae, Alyssa, Savanah, nephews; Daniel (Amanda) Velasquez, Adam, great-nieces; Sarah, Sophia, Madelyn, Ella and great-nephew; Noah and many aunts, uncles & cousins. On behalf of the Ruiz family we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the staff of St. Luke’s ICU. Visitation is from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., with the Rosary at 7:00 P.M. on Friday, October 13, at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. The Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, October 14, at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1954 N. 24th Street, Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix.

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WIDMAYER, STEVEN K.

Steven K. (Kenneth) Widmayer, age 56, died on September 5, 2017 of natural causes while hiking on desert trails near his home in in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born August 28, 1961 in Dearborn, Michigan to Warren W. Widmayer and Ruth C. (Najor) Widmayer. He grew up in south Dearborn Heights, Michigan where he graduated from Annapolis High School in 1979. He then went on to the University of Michigan where he studied Communications. In 1985, he began his career in network engineering as a Network Routing Operations Specialist for Merit Network, Inc. in Ann Arbor. Over the next 30 years he worked for a number of companies performing network routing, connectivity and traffic analysis, administration and maintenance on the backbones of their computer communication systems. The companies included Booth Newspapers, Apex Global Internet Systems, Global Crossing, Verizon, and most recently, CVS/Caremark. He relocated from Michigan to Arizona in 2001 while working for Global Crossing and lived there until his death. Steve was a seeker of truth and openly curious and inquisitive. He was independent-minded and not afraid to challenge mainstream thinking and advocate for his beliefs. He frequently hiked in and around Phoenix, one of his favorite pastimes. He was a gentle and loving brother and son, and will be missed by his family and friends. Steve was preceded in death by his mother; Ruth, in 1975 and his father; Warren, in 2016. He is survived by his siblings; Warren (Beth) Widmayer, Jim (Susan) Widmayer, Carol Brown, and Wendy White, seven nieces and nephews, two grand-nieces and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Cremation occurred through Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home in Phoenix, Arizona. Steve’s remains will be privately interred at Our Lady of Hope Cemetery in Brownstown, Michigan. Family and friends are invited to gather in his memory for a luncheon on Saturday, October 14th at 1:00 p.m. at Park Place Catering and Banquet located at 23400 Park St, Dearborn, Michigan 48124.

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COLLINS, TERRILYNNE

TerriLynne Collins, born December 19th, 1962 in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, to Jim and Mary Blakney. She graduated from Alpena High School in Alpena, South Dakota in 1980 and attended college at University of South Dakota, where she met and married Ernest Collins Jr. on November 9th, 1996. In 1997 TerriLynne and Ernie moved to Arizona, where she continued the role of being a mother and homemaker, while Ernie pursued his career as a Lawyer. Her interests included family, Bible study, gardening, animals, antiques, and going to concerts. She devoted much of her time and energy as a caregiver to family members and those around her. TerriLynne’s smile and energy could lighten up any room. TerriLynne Collins is survived by her husband of 21 years Ernest Collins Jr, her six children, Drew Weber (Ashley Tingle), Felishia Koerner, Jennifer Koerner, Alexa Collins, Jaytlin Collins, Connor Liam Collins, two grandchildren AdaLynne and ElliAnah Koerner; her parents Jim and Dottie Blakney, Mary Blakney and Rob Morgan, and her two brothers Chris Blakney (Rolanda Morrison), and Dennis Blakney. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 11, from 5:00-7:00 P.M. with a Service at 7:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School road, Phoenix. The family of TerriLynne Collins acknowledges with sincere appreciation, the comforting messages, floral tributes and other expressions of kindness during this time of bereavement.

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SEELEY, LYNDA CHRISTINE

Seeley, Lynda Christine, age 62, of Scottsdale, AZ died on October 2, 2017. She will be remembered for her big heart and quick sense of humor. Lynda was born in Boulder, Colorado on February 2, 1955 and was raised in Horseheads, New York and Scottsdale, Arizona. She graduated from Coronado High School in 1973 and Arizona State University in 1980. She studied theatre and creative writing and subsequently worked as a substitute teacher for the Scottsdale School District. Lynda was preceded in death by her sister; Kathryn A. Seeley, her maternal grandparents; Natica and Victor Seger of Staten Island, NY, maternal uncle; Victor Seger II, paternal grandparents; Richard and Mildred Seeley of Millerton, PA, paternal aunt; Marilyn Cowburn and paternal uncle; Jonas Seeley. Lynda is survived by her beloved parents; Laurel (Seger) Seeley of Scottsdale, AZ and Richard J. Seeley of Phoenix, AZ, along with her many loving cousins, aunts and friends. Memorial Services will be held at 2:30 PM on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Lynda’s memory to Heifer International (www.heifer.org).

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MURPHY JR., GEORGE W.

George William Murphy Jr., 74 passed away peacefully on September 30th, 2017 surrounded by his loving family in Chandler, Arizona. George was born on December 7, 1942 in Phoenix, Arizona and was a proud graduate of ASU Teaching College and later received his Master’s Degree from NAU. While at ASU, George met the love of his life Beverly and celebrated 52 years of marriage together. He was a proud member of the Navy during the Vietnam era, was a mortgage broker for many years, then retired as an elementary school teacher. George was known to all as a true bass fisherman. He found peace and joy spending time on the lakes always trying to catch his next four or five-pound bass. George is survived by his loving wife; Beverly, four children; Leigh Ann, Chalene, Kevin, Sean and their spouses along with eleven grandchildren. A Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. on Monday, October 9th, 2017 with a Funeral Service at 10:00 A.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. He was taken too early for our hearts to bear and we will miss him deeply. We love you Dad.

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SESMA, JESSE

In Memorial

Jesse Sesma 62, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017 after an extended illness. He was a loving father, brother and grandfather. Jesse loved music, sports and bright colored clothes. Most of all he adored his 3 grandchildren who brought much joy to him. His passing is truly heart breaking. Jesse is survived by his two children; Jason and Samantha, his two sisters; Yolanda and Sylvia and his two brothers; Abe and Ralph. Jesse will be greatly missed. There will be a Prayer Service on Friday October 6, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, at 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Immediately following will be Burial services at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix.

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GARCIA JR., MANUEL L.

Manuel L. Garcia Jr., 79, passed away peacefully in his home with his family by his side on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Manuel was born March 25, 1938 in Phoenix, Arizona to Manuel Espinoza Garcia and Lucia Lopez. He attended Lowell Elementary School and graduated from Phoenix Union High School, enlisted and served in the Army National Guard and was a member of the Cement Finishers Union. He married his beloved wife Linda Marie Medina on September 4, 1960 and is survived by his children; Tony, Teresa, and Joe. Manuel worked Street Maintenance for the City of Phoenix from 1968 – 1996, and was known by his colleagues for his tireless energy and dedication. He is predeceased by his parents and sister Terry. Manuel is further survived by his siblings; Carmen, Ernie, and Angie. He had 4 grand-children; Jennifer, Toni, Monique and Gabriel; and was blessed with 6 great-grandchildren with one on the way whom he loved very much. Manuel had a passion for his guitar and enjoyed singing for his family and friends. He always looked forward to special occasions and adored seeing the children as they grew. Visitation will be at 8:00 A.M., followed by the Rosary at 9:00 A.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M., at St. Mark’s Parish located at 400 N. 30th St., Phoenix, on Friday, October 6th. Manuel will be laid to rest at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery at 2033 N. 48th St. Phoenix, AZ.

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CHEKNAS, MICHAEL PETER

Michael Peter Cheknas, 66 of Phoenix Arizona passed away September 17, 2017. He was a loving brother and uncle. Michael was a painter in the valley for about 40 years. He is survived by 2 nephews Nick Ketcios, Tom Giatron and 1 niece, Joanne McIntire and also a great uncle to 3 boys. Visitation will be at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 East Indian School Rd., Wednesday Oct. 4 2017 from 7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., Funeral Services at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral 1973 E Maryland, Thursday, Oct. 5 2017 at 10:00 A.M.

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GASTELO SR., GABRIEL MARTIN

Gabriel Martin Gastelo Sr., 51, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 25, 2017. He was a loving brother, father and grandfather. Gabriel adored his grandson Elliott, who brought tremendous joy and happiness to his life. He was a lover of music and family both immediate and extended. His passing is truly heartbreaking as he was at his happiest in life. Gabriel is survived by his 3 living sons; Gabriel Jr., Nicholas and Eric. A Visitation will be at 9:00 A.M. with a Funeral Service at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix.

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STEWART, CARMEN

Carmen Stewart, a long-time resident of the Phoenix area, died Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center. She is survived by her beloved children – her daughter; Kris and son; Scott, as well as her son-in-law; Joe, daughter-in-law; LeAnn and grandson; Nathan and step-grandson; Zach. Born on September 4, 1937, in Memphis, TN, to her parents Roger and Mary Bowen Poitras. Carmen grew up in Osceola, AK amongst an extended and loving family. Carmen received a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Ole Miss University and had a wonderful career in teaching and bookkeeping. Carmen loved playing bridge, going to movies, bible study, spending time with friends, traveling, cheering for the Rebels and sharing stories about her children and grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Whitney Murphy Funeral Home in Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. “For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.” Second Corinthians 5:1

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ROSSOW, CLARENCE CHRISTIAN

In Memorial

Rossow, Clarence Christian 92, passed away on Monday, September 25th 2017. Clarence was born March 7, 1925 in Danbury, IA. He was preceded in death by his wife Laurencia (Haindfield) Rossow. He leaves loving memories to be cherished by his sister; Joyce Mullen, his six children; Randy, Keith Neil, Jean Hassler, Melody Lee and Tony, along with eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Condolences may be left in Clarence’s online guest book at (www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com). Should friends desire, contributions may be made in his name to Serenity Hospice and Pallative Care (www.serenityhospiceaz.com). Services were held and burial took place at Paradise Memorial Gardens in Scottsdale.

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KESSLER, ORLYSS CLAIRE

Orlyss Claire Kessler, 90, passed away peacefully on September 21, 2017. Mrs. Kessler, of Scottsdale, was born in Toledo, Ohio and moved to Arizona in 1959. Before retirement she was an advertising sales manager and real estate broker. She loved to play golf and was very active at St. Theresa Catholic Parish. Orlyss was married 35 years to Joseph V. Kessler, who passed away in 1985. She was preceded in death by her brothers; Wesley, Paul and Duane Kolby of Toledo, Ohio. Survivors include 12 nieces and nephews. A Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. to 9:50 A.M., followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, September 28, 2017 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Rd., in Phoenix. Interment will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Theresa Catholic Church. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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PITTMAN, DR. TIMONA MILLER

Dr. Timona Miller Pittman 91, died on September 20, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. Her beloved husband Dr. Hal W. Pittman predeceased her in December 2004. Dr. Pittman is survived by her four children: Dr. Eric Pittman (ex-wife Kathy) and Dr. Janet Pittman, Melissa Pittman Fischer and Arthur Pittman (Tami) and grandchildren Michael, Esq. (Cindy) and Dr. Patricia Pittman, Maxwell and Casey Fischer and Sarah Pittman, sister-in-law Nell Pittman and Nell’s daughter Judy Welder of North Carolina. Dr. Pittman lived a creative, uniquely artistically productive and intellectually vibrant life. Timona was born in Superior Wisconsin on January 17, 1926 to Finnish immigrants Elli and John Miller. From there her intellect was soon recognized and Timona received a scholarship to Stanford University, where she majored in pre-med and creative writing while playing flute (self-taught) in the Stanford orchestra. Her brief medical career included four years at Johns Hopkins University and a residency in infectious diseases in Chicago. She met her husband Hal, a neurosurgery resident in Chicago during her residency as she simultaneously somehow matriculated at the Chicago Art Institute. The couple moved to France for further medical advancement at the Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, and then Boston at Tufts University, finally settling in Phoenix in 1957, where her musical, painting and dance management skills flourished in the arid desert. Supportive of Hal’s founding involvement as a neurosurgeon in the Barrow Neurological Institute, Timona managed to juggle marriage with four children while supporting and furthering the Arts community of Phoenix. Timona was Chairman of Young Audiences of Arizona, an integral part of Ballet Arizona, Phoenix School of Ballet and a co-founder with Hal, of the Bach and Madrigal Society of Phoenix, which has gone on to become a three-time Grammy-winning nationally known professional chorus – the Bach Choir, or The Phoenix Chorale. Both Hal and Timona sang in the Bach and Madrigal Society. At the same time Timona continued to perform in vocal and instrumental (flute) concerts, and exhibit her artworks in various venues including the Phoenix Art Museum. Timona’s considerable writing skills and multilingual talents were a perfect fit for her activities as a musical translator of opera, lieder, and the Bach and Madrigal Society’s vocal works. Her translation skills were in demand and widely utilized by numerous musical groups throughout the Valley. Timona had her own column in a local newspaper as well. Other organizations she worked with include the Arizona Cello Society, Phoenix Children’s Theater (producer of musicals and plays) and Physicians for the Phoenix Symphony. The Pittmans provided support and housing at their home for Phoenix Chamber Music Society musicians and live harpsichord, piano, and pipe organ music could be heard throughout the day. In recent years Timona carried on with her beloved children at her side whenever possible despite time and distance constraints. On September 20, 2017 Timona’s spirit departed her strong but weary body, without pain and with her children present. She will be remembered by all who knew and loved her and the strength of that love will never falter. Visitation will be held from 6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. on Monday, September 25, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. Funeral Service will be on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 10:00 A.M, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix. Interment will follow at Double Butte Cemetery.

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CURTIS, LILLIAN A.

Lillian A. Curtis, 86 of Phoenix, passed away September 12, 2017. She was born on February 2, 1931 to Edward and Rosalie Lloyd in Charleston, South Carolina. She is survived by her 2 sisters; Biddy and Frances, her daughter; Karen, sons; Tommy and Michael, 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren with one on the way and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband; Ernest Sr. and her son; Ernest Jr. Visitation will be from 6-8:00 PM with a Rosary at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, September 19, with a Funeral Service at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, September 20, at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix.

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BISHOP, LETTA

Letta Bishop 82 of Phoenix, AZ, passed away on September 15, 2017. Letta was born in Greece and came to AZ in 1968. She worked alongside her husband Angelo as a bartender and was named “Best Bartender” by the Phoenix New Times in 2003. She was beloved by all who knew her, and most just called her “Mama.” Letta was preceded in death by her husband Angelo and her daughter Pamela. She is survived by her son Evans and daughter-in-law Justine and her three grandchildren, in addition to her sister Soula and brother Kostas in Greece and many adoring nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Holy Trinity Greek Cathedral, 1973 E. Maryland Ave., in Phoenix on Thursday, September 21 at 10:00 am. All friends and family are welcome. Graveside services will follow. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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MELOY, JAMES (JIM) MARK

James (Jim) Mark Meloy, 76, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend joined his many loved ones in heaven on September 14, 2017. Jim was born in Kent, Ohio and the oldest of four boys. He moved his family to Phoenix in 1973 where he co-owned Arizona Tree Experts with his brother in law. Jim and his wife, Sandy eventually bought their partner out and he continued to run the business until he retired. Jim is preceded in death by his wife Sandy Meloy and survived by his wife, Patty Meloy, his three daughters; Tammi Dutton and her husband Doug, Sherri Ottaviano, Rhonda Bernal and her husband Tony, two step sons; James and David Sands, 5 grandchildren; Jeremy, Andrew, Gabrielle , Austin , Rowan and his two brothers; Jerry and Bill. A memorial service will be held at 7:00pm on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Whitney and Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd, Phoenix. When Jim’s wife, Sandy passed away he set up a fund in her name at the Valley Fever Center for Excellence. So in lieu of flowers, the family request remembrances be made to the Valley Fever Center for Excellence, 1656 E. Mabel St, P.O. Box 24515, Tucson, AZ 85724 in Sandy Meloy’s name.

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FAIRBANKS, WILMA DORA

Wilma Dora Fairbanks was welcomed to her heavenly reward on Sept 13, 2017. Wilma lived a life centered in her faith, her family and her friends. She and her husband, Arthur, shared every aspect of their happy, gregarious lives and were the closest of friends. Wilma was born in Johnson, Nebraska on June 23, 1925, the 7th of 8 children of local community leaders, August and Mary Blinde. Her parents left a large farm to operate a hotel, a general store and a meat packing plant. From an early age, Wilma worked in the hotel restaurant. She played high school sports and sang in the chorus. She did so well academically, that she skipped a grade. Graduating high school at 16, she moved on to attend business school in the nearby city of Lincoln, Nebraska.

With the onset of World War II, Wilma became active in the United Service Organization (USO) in Lincoln, which was a major center of Air Corps activity and a stopping point of the many aircrews heading to overseas combat. One night she met Technical Sergeant Arthur Fairbanks. He danced with her and that night he told her he would marry her someday. When he returned after flying 35 combat missions over Europe, they did just that. She then moved from Nebraska to Phoenix and they were married on May 25, 1945 in St Mary’s Church in downtown Phoenix. Together they had nine children.

Wilma has always been very active in her church, particularly in the Sodality. As Art became a leader in the Fraternal Order of Police, Wilma also served in the FOP Auxiliary and was elected to local and statewide office. They both participated in the National FOP organization. Arthur retired from the Phoenix Police Department in 1968 and then eventually became Police Chief in the Yuma and Tempe Police Departments. She became heavily involved in those communities, and was especially active in Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Tempe. She always delighted in family events. They had a large and close circle of friends who were a part of their daily life. She was preceded in death by daughter Beth and son Tom. Wilma is survived by her husband of 72 years, Arthur F. Fairbanks; daughters Mary McGeever, Barbara Ryan and Theresa Anderson; sons Frank, Damian, Tim, and Dan Fairbanks; 19 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM with a Rosary at 7:00 PM on Friday, September 22, at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 PM on Saturday, September 23, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 3550 E. Knox Rd., Phoenix. Interment will be at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, 1562 E. Baseline Road, Phoenix. Wilma will be deeply and sincerely missed.

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BUCK, ROSE GAYLE

In Memorial

Rose Gayle Buck, 88, long-time resident of Oakland, California, died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease on September 2. Born in Seoul, Korea, on February 7, 1929, to parents Chey Dae-Shik and Lee Sung-Nyo, she attended elementary through high school during the Japanese occupation of Korea. Following the Korean War, she attended college, first at Sue Bennett College in Kentucky, and then University of California at Berkeley, majoring in business. She married George Hayden Buck, who predeceased her in 1977, and together, in Oakland, California, they raised four children. She worked at U.C. Berkeley and Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, before earning a Master of Business Administration from Holy Names College and becoming an insurance agent with MetLife. In 2012, she moved to Phoenix and lived at Beatitudes Campus until her death. Her family includes sons; Charles (Susan) and Eugene (Beth), daughters; Nancy (Russ) and Elizabeth, and six grandchildren; Matthew, Sara, Emily, Ethan, Jordan and Gracelyn. A service celebrating her life will take place at the Everett Luther Life Center, Beatitudes Campus in Phoenix, on Wednesday, September 20, 2:30 p.m. Family requests donations be made to Beatitudes Campus (beatitudescampus.org). Funeral arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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IBARRA, PETRA ARREOLA

Petra Arreola Ibarra, 97, of Phoenix, was called to Heaven on September 10, 2017. She is survived by her sons, Manuel and Juan Francisco Arreola, daughters Petra Romero, Juanita Carrillo, Rafaela Medina, 24 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. A Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., with a Rosary at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M., Friday, September 22, 2017 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N. Central Avenue, in Phoenix.

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CLARK, NOAH PULLEY

Noah Pulley Clark – He was a traveler and his life’s journey was cut short at the age of 37 on September 11, 2017. He was born July 1, 1980 in Santa Monica California. He graduated from Stephenville High School in 1998, where he was Senior Class President, and Arizona State University in 2003. Noah was smart, had a quick sense of humor and a contagious smile. He was a kind and gentle soul who loved everyone and saw the good in all of us. He was such a giving person; he never passed up someone in need without reaching out. For more than 5 years he provided a monthly dinner with IHELP through the Tempe Community Action Agency. His love for travel began with his dad taking him to Spring Training in Arizona every year. His favorite story was how Ken Griffey Jr. almost ran him over in his red Corvette in the parking lot while Noah was trying to get his autograph. As he got older his travels expanded, having visited 20 countries. Throughout his travels one of his joys was meeting and talking to locals, he would walk into a restaurant and make friends in the first five minutes. Noah had a wide circle of friends who love and cherish his friendship. He enjoyed all sports and adapted to whatever was the local flavor wherever he was living– soccer in Northern California, ice hockey on the frozen creek in Buffalo, basketball for his high school, the Stephenville Yellowjackets. He absolutely loved his NFL fantasy football group and was quite certain he had drafted the perfect team this year. Noah’s lifelong love of music started with his first live concert of the Smashing Pumpkins in Dallas, TX. He taught himself to play the acoustic guitar and took great pleasure in playing songs from his all-time favorite group Pearl Jam. Noah loved his entire extended family and his pugs Texas and Ruby. He loved and is survived by his wife; Tara Clark, his parents, mother and stepfather; Jo Ellen and Rick Onyshko, father and stepmother; John and Jessica Clark, sisters; Katherine Onyshko, Jodie Clark, Christine Clark, and brother; Brett Clark, grandparents; Jim and MaryLou Clark, in-laws; Ed & Helen McHugh, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers in law and sisters in law. Noah would want his friends to know how much he loved them and he knew they loved him. Additionally, they are invited to a Memorial Service on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, 6300 E. Bell Rd. Scottsdale Az., with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Noah to IHELP at TempeAction.org. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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GIRSCH, GENEVIEVE MARGARET

Genevieve Margaret Girsch, 91 of Phoenix, died September 10, 2017. She was born January 12, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois to August and Mary Girsch. Genevieve is survived by her niece Loretta McKercher (Dan) of Colorado and niece Shirley Walker (Dave) of Colorado. In childhood her illness was healed with Lourdes water. She worked and studied at Loyola University of Chicago, followed by a career in the Department of State Foreign Service. She was assigned to diplomatic posts in Greece, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, France, Costa Rica, Viet-Nam, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Peru. Genevieve was a long-time supporter of Eternal Word Television Network, the Radio Family Rosary and St. Vincent de Paul food program. She delighted in exploring her adopted state with a travel club, and enjoyed golf, reading, classical music, crossword puzzles and playing Scrabble. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 22 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2312 E. Campbell Ave., Phoenix, with Visitation in the vestibule at 9:30 A.M. Interment follows at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery beside her parents, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix.

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HIDALGO, ARTHUR I.

Arthur I. Hidalgo, 63, passed away on September 12, 2017 in the comfort of his home. Art was born June 17, 1954 in Phoenix, AZ. He later moved to Denver, Colorado where he spent most of his adult life. Arthur was always dedicated and took pride in his family and career. He worked for US West and the Federal Government. His career with the Government allowed him to travel so he spent the last 6 years of his career in England. He was a Mason and a member of Central City #6 and Black Hawk #11. Arthur was known for his fun loving prankster ways and giving the best advice. He enjoyed baseball games, collecting baseball paraphernalia, fishing and traveling. After retiring, he moved back to Phoenix, AZ where he spent his last year enjoying the sunshine and desert life. He will be missed dearly by all. He is survived by his wife; Linda, and his children; Angelique, Art, Artisia, Jason, Gino and Marisa, 10 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren. A Visitation will take place from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., with a Rosary at 7:00 P.M., Sunday, September 17, a Funeral Service is scheduled at 10:00 A.M., Monday, September 18, to be held at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. Burial to follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th St., Phoenix.

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J. BERNARD MALDONADO

J. Bernard Maldonado passed away peacefully on September 3, 2017 in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family at the age of 96. He was born August 14, 1921 in Walsenburg, Colorado, to Sinforosa (Pacheco) Maldonado and Amarante Maldonado. He was born 8th out of 12 siblings. He grew up on the family farm working alongside his many brothers, sisters and cousins. Bernard has had many wonderful memories and stories of life on the farm in Colorado. In 1942 he joined and proudly served in the United States Navy, serving during WWII Pearl Harbor. In September of 1945 he went home to visit and happened to have met his future wife Virginia. He promised once he returned from war, he would marry her. On December 26, 1945 Bernard kept that promise to Virginia and married the love of his life after only 3 months. They remained married 64 years until her death in 2010. Bernard was a hardworking man. He was humble, loving and a good friend and neighbor to all he met. He was a beloved Husband, Father, Grandpa (Pops), Great Grandpa, and Great- Great Grandpa to over 30 Grandchildren. He loved his family endlessly and was always happy to see them, share a story with them or provide wise words of wisdom. He is preceded in death by his wife Virginia Maldonado, sons: Michael and Joseph Maldonado and his daughter: Patricia Valenzuela. Left to cherish his memories are his daughters: Catherine Guzman (Alfred), Sandra Barrera (Ricardo) and Lisa Sanchez (Carlos). A Funeral Mass for Bernard will be held at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1954 N. 24th St., Phoenix, at 10:30A.M. on Saturday, September 16th 2017. Reception in the parish hall to follow. He will be missed greatly! We thank God for the gift of our Father and the many years we had to share with him. We have many great memories to last a life time. Rest in peace Daddy, we love you mucho, mucho!

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SIMINSKI, MONIKA

Monika Siminski passed away peacefully on September 9, 2017. She was born on October 16, 1926, in Jelniki, Poland, to Feliks and Aleksandra Tamulewicz. What should have been a happy childhood was swept aside by events of the Second World War. In 1940, following the Soviet Union’s invasion of her country, Monika’s family was forcibly removed from their home and deported to a labor camp in Siberia. They were held there under brutal conditions until the Soviets bowed to Allied pressure and released them in 1941. As refugees, the family endured a succession of hardships and dangers that took them through locales as varied as Uzbekistan, Iran, and even Uganda, in Africa, where Monika and her mother were settled for the duration of the War. She resettled in England in 1948, where she met and married a fellow displaced pole, Kazimierz (Casey) Siminski. They emigrated to the U.S. in 1951, settling in Cleveland, Ohio and became U.S. citizens in 1957. They had 2 sons, Andrew and Richard, and the family moved to Phoenix in 1964. Monika attended St. Theresa Catholic Church for over 50 years and was active in a number of organizations that celebrated Christ-centered living. She is survived by her sons and by her grandchildren: Casey, Steve and Peter, as well as, nephew: Stanley and niece: Janie. She was preceded in death by Kazimierz, her husband of 40 years, as well as her brothers Albin and Edmund. The family wishes to express its thanks to all those who helped Monika in her later years. Visitation will be at 5-8:00 P.M. on Thursday, September 14, at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix with a Funeral Mass at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, September 15 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5001 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix.

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GREEN, CHARLES H.

Charles (Chic) H. Green, Jr., of Phoenix, AZ, went home to our Lord on September 8, 2017. Chic, was born in 1931 in Philadelphia, PA to Harvey and Mabel Green. He retired from the City of Phoenix as a heavy-duty mechanic. Chic was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He is survived by his wife Vivian, of 61 years his Brother-in-law Eppie Ruiz (Virginia), 7 children; Michael (Melody), Patrick (Carmen), Thomas, Mark (Debbie), Gary (Lucy), Beverly (Philip) Krumm, and Bruce Green, 12 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 PM with a Rosary at 7:00 PM, Friday, September 15, at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be at 1:00 PM, Saturday, September 16, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2312 E. Campbell Avenue, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Mission of Mercy Medical Clinic www.amissionofmercy.org

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BAKER, EARL J.

Dr. Earl J. Baker died peacefully in his sleep on September 6, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona. His extraordinary spirit and devout Catholic faith carried him to the age of nearly 94 years old. Dr. Baker is survived by his six children; Brad Baker, Joanie Allen (John), Karen Gibbs (Joe), Tommy Baker, Patsy Heberle (Bill), and Nancy Wilson (Chris). In addition, he is survived by two Sisters, Ann Curtin and Maureen Baker, eleven Grandchildren, and three Great Grandchildren who will all miss him dearly. Dr. Baker’s accomplished career as a physician and heart surgeon began by winning competitive scholarships to Regis High School, Fordham College, and eventually on to one of the most prestigious and selective medical schools, New York University College of Medicine in New York City. After completing an eight year cardiovascular and thoracic surgical residency, Dr. Baker, along with his devoted wife Joan, relocated to the Phoenix area in October of 1956. Soon thereafter, Dr. Baker successfully completed the first open heart surgery in Phoenix at St. Luke’s Hospital in 1961 and went on to become Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Maricopa Medical Center, President of the Medical Society of the US and Mexico, and President of the Arizona Medical Association in 1985. These accomplishments were always driven by his deep and abiding spirituality & faith, as well as by his compassion for family, patients, colleagues, and for all those less fortunate or in need. Dr. Baker continued with this enduring philanthropic spirit by becoming the first Medical Director at the St. Vincent De Paul Society Clinic for the working poor in South Phoenix in March of 1994. Through it all and to the end, Dr. Baker credited his family and faith for his accomplished life. We celebrate his legacy, and take comfort in knowing that he is now reunited with his beloved wife Joan in heaven. A Visitation will be on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. with a Vigil at 7:00 P.M., held at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Immediately following the Vigil an Irish Wake/Birthday Celebration to celebrate Dad’s Birthday which we all know he loved at will take place at St. Francis Xavier Anderson Hall. On Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. a Funeral Mass will be held at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2312 E. Campbell Avenue, Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th St, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dr. Baker’s memory can be made to Society of St. Vincent de Paul, P.O. Box 13600, Phoenix, AZ 85002-3600. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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ALCOCER, BRIDGET NOEL COFFEY

Bridget Noel Coffey Alcocer died peacefully in Scottsdale, Arizona on September 4th, 2017 surrounded by family and friends at the age of 58, after a long and valiant fight against leukemia. Born December 20th, 1958, with the middle name of Noel, she was a Christmas baby and carried that same joyful spirit throughout her life. Bridget grew up in Birmingham, Michigan, always cherishing her Michigan roots and Detroit sports teams. She made the move to Arizona in 1980. Bridget is survived by her devoted husband of 31 years, Frank, a coach at St. Mary’s High School. Bridget so enjoyed being part of the St. Mary’s family for so many years. Bridget’s greatest source of pride was her children and grandchildren; son Francisco Alcocer (wife Jessica), daughter Danielle Alcocer (partner Kim Cumbie), son Miguel Alcocer (wife Emily), son Adam Alcocer (partner Alyssa Amando), step daughter April Anderson (husband Steve) with granddaughters Talya Flagg, Kylie Alcocer and Kara Alcocer. She is also survived by her parents, Patrick and Donna Coffey, her in-laws Dr. Francisco and Virgina Alcocer, her siblings Kevin Coffey, Harvest Crittenden (husband Larry), Michael Coffey (wife Nancy), Katie Smith (husband Randy), Adam Coffey (wife Alicia), Miguel Alcocer (wife Safeena) as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, large extended family and her loving little Yorkie, Cooper. Bridget was accomplished for many years in her work in the health insurance field in Phoenix and loved her work families as well. But more than anything, Bridget was accomplished at living life to the fullest as is witnessed by the enormous outpouring of love at her passing. Always the first to organize and raise money for numerous charitable events, her generous heart was the first thing people noticed, beyond her striking good looks. She was the life of the party and stayed close to life long friends whom mourn her now. She was spirited, sassy, magnanimous and kind. She always had a cheer for her beloved Notre Dame football team, even in losing seasons. She will be deeply, sorely missed. A funeral is scheduled for Saturday, September 9th, 2:00 pm at St. Mary’s Basilica in Phoenix. The family would like to thank all those who sent texts, cards, made phone calls and sent prayers during her long months of illness and thanks especially to the bone marrow transplant team at Honor Health System, Scottsdale AZ. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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ROBISON, GRACE A.

Grace A. Robison was born in Phoenix, Arizona to Rose Violet and Edward Hernandez on September 16, 1951. She passed away on May 8, 2017, at home in Kingman, Arizona. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charley Robison and her many angel babies. Grace as a member of the Witches Circle at the Senior Center, helped with the church gift shop and did adoration at the church on Thursdays in Kingman. She was also a big Arizona Diamondback and Arizona Cardinals fan. She is survived by Mary Jo Keller (Allan), Edward C. Hernandez, Robert M. Hernandez, and Rose Lynn Hernandez; 7 nieces and nephews; 5 great-grand nieces and nephews. On September 16, 2017, a Rosary will be at 9:30 A.M. with the Memorial Mass following at 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery, 8502 W. Pinchot, Phoenix, Arizona. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th St., Phoenix. Ginger, you are now at peace, via con Díos. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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PUENTE, MARGARITA CHAVEZ

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Margarita Chavez Puente 53 passed away on Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at her home. Margarita is the daughter of the late Anthony M. and Cruz Nuanez Chavez and is happily joining them in heaven, along with her late brother Anthony Benjamin Chavez. Margarita is survived by her sons Guillermo “Memo” and Carlos Puente; siblings: Frank Chavez and Theresa Himes; Grandchildren: Nathan, Jayden, and Destinee. And her very large extended family. Services for Margarita will be held Saturday, Sept.9th at St. Agnes Catholic Church: 1954 N. 24th St, Phoenix. Viewing will begin at 9am, followed by a Rosary at 10am and Funeral Mass at 10:30am. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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KMETTY, ESTHER MARY (MARIASSY)

Esther Mary (Mariassy) Kmetty of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away September 1st, 2017. Born in Budapest, Hungary, to Dr. Bela and Katalin Mariassy. While growing up in Budapest, she attended the Sacred Heart School, Sophianum, which led to a lifelong commitment to the Alumnae of the Sacred Heart. In 1948, the family escaped Communism and immigrated to the United States. Ultimately settling in Phoenix, her father established McDowell Animal Hospital. Known as “the Hungarian girl” when she started at St. Agnes Catholic Grade School, Esther quickly got herself involved and became a leader at St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Phoenix, and continued that passion and those friendships throughout her life. Esther joined Gamma Phi Beta sorority at Arizona State University, and into her first year there she met her Hungarian husband on a blind date. She and Geza Kmetty raised a family and were preparing to celebrate their 56th wedding anniversary this year. A devoted mother, Esther focused on raising their children and was actively involved in several school boards and PTOs. She returned to work as Office Manager of the civil engineering firm she and Geza established, known at the time as McLaughlin-Kmetty Engineering and then EEC/MKE. She was a founding member of Arizona’s “Women Transportation Seminar” and is honored with an annual undergraduate scholarship in her name. As the matriarch of the Mariassy family in the United States, Hungary and Slovakia, she worked tirelessly to nurture relationships with relatives near and far. Esther is survived by her husband, Geza Kmetty and their children: daughter, Viki Snedden (husband, Russell Snedden) and their daughters Katrina and Elise; son, Tony and his children Peter and Anna; and son, Chris and his children Tyler and Kate; her brother, Bela Mariassy, his wife Leigh and his daughters Shawn, Hilary and Kendra. A Vigil will be at 6:00 P.M. followed by a Rosary at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, September 7th, and a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, September 8th, all at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Rd. A reception will immediately follow at Fr. Feeney Hall. The family is planning to hold a celebration of Esther’s life in the future with details to come. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to American Cancer Society – Arizona www.cancer.org/about-us/local/arizona.html at 4550 E Bell Rd. #126 Phoenix, AZ 85032. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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MATTHEWS, CHESTER S

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74 of Mesa, passed away on September 1, 2017. He was born in Brighton, Massachusetts to Nicholas and Rita Matthews. Chester was a proud veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He worked as a lineman for Boston Edison for many years. He moved to Mesa, Arizona in 2002 from Massachusetts. He is survived by his loving wife Diana; sons Nicholas, David, and Johnathan; brother Thomas; sisters Diane Minnelli and Nancy Chomo; and four grandchildren. Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. with a Trisagion service at 6:00 P.M., on Thursday, September 7, at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 4530 E. Gold Dust, Phoenix. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, September 8, at St. George church. Interment to follow at Green Acres Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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BRYDEN, MARY

Mary A. Bryden, 51, of Sun City, Arizona passed away on August 29, 2017. She is survived by her father, Thomas Rogers, brothers, Tom Rogers, Vic Rogers and John Rogers, son Chris Gurnsey, grandchildren Sara Gurnsey and Ashlynn Gurnsey-Tufano. Mary was a very loving person who wanted nothing more than to spend every minute of her day with family and friends. There is nothing on this earth she loved more than her grandchildren and would ask to see them every time we spoke. She was a long time chef and enjoyed cooking and most of all cooking for others. She would strive to provide the best meals no matter what she had and always wanted to make sure you never left her house hungry. Mary was a very sincere person and always cared for other people over herself, she would give you everything she had, even if that meant having nothing left for herself. She will be deeply missed by anyone who knew her. Most of all, she will be greatly missed by her son and granddaughters. A Memorial Service will be held from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M., Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix.

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BRYDEN, MARY

Mary A. Bryden, 51, of Sun City, Arizona passed away on August 29, 2017. She is survived by her father, Thomas Rogers, brothers, Tom Rogers, Vic Rogers and John Rogers, son Chris Gurnsey, grandchildren Sara Gurnsey and Ashlynn Gurnsey-Tufano. Mary was a very loving person who wanted nothing more than to spend every minute of her day with family and friends. There is nothing on this earth she loved more than her grandchildren and would ask to see them every time we spoke. She was a long time chef and enjoyed cooking and most of all cooking for others. She would strive to provide the best meals no matter what she had and always wanted to make sure you never left her house hungry. Mary was a very sincere person and always cared for other people over herself, she would give you everything she had, even if that meant having nothing left for herself. She will be deeply missed by anyone who knew her. Most of all, she will be greatly missed by her son and granddaughters. A Memorial Service will be held from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M., Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix.

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BATEMAN, ISRAEL

Israel “Iz” Joseph Bateman, age 34, passed away suddenly at his home in Glendale on Monday, August 28, 2017. He was born May 15, 1983, in Missoula, MT, to Terry and Mary Ann (Goetz) Bateman. He graduated in 2001 from Horizon High School and attended Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) and Arizona State University (ASU) where he studied English. He married Sunny Bateman on January 21, 2011, in Las Vegas. Israel worked for the last 13 years at Wells Fargo Bank where he most recently was a Quality Assurance Analyst, with a record of hard work and excellence. Israel lived life to the fullest. He was a beacon and accepted everyone he met as an instant friend. He was creative, compassionate, and an exceptional individual. Israel dedicated the last several years of his life to suicide prevention, serving on the board of directors for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Arizona Chapter in 2015 and spending countless hours working on advocating for suicide prevention awareness at both the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., and the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix. Israel was an avid reader, writer and a lover of music. He loved his family and he loved his dog Murphy. Israel is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Rudy and Betty Goetz and his paternal grandparents Jim Bateman and Dolly Rodgers. Israel is survived by his wife, Sunny; his parents, Terry and Mary Ann; a sister, Sarah (Avi); and his niece and nephew, Stella and Ethan. Family, friends, and others whose lives were touched by Israel are invited to a vigil to be held on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Parish at 11300 N. 64th St., Scottsdale, to reminisce, grieve, support each other, and chat. Additionally, they are invited to a memorial service that will be held on Thursday, September 7, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Parish at 11300 N. 64th St., Scottsdale. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (www.afsp.org). The family also asks that everyone consider the gift of organ donation through their local donation network (organdonor.gov). Israel may have left us, but he lives on through the multiple people that he was able to help through his giving nature and organ donation. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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CABALLERO, MANUEL

Manuel Caballero, 84, passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, surrounded by his adoring family. He was a unique and caring individual who touched the lives of all who knew and loved him. Born August 5, 1933, to Roman and Lucinda Caballero in Matienzo, Spain. At the age of 19, he immigrated to the United States, as a sheep herder in the state of Arizona. He married the love of his life, Dorothy in 1957 and enjoyed 59 years of marriage. Soon after their marriage, in 1958, he purchased a small dairy farm in Mesa, Arizona where he began to live his dream as a dairyman. Manuel was a member of United Dairymen of Arizona for 59 years and served on the board of directors for 17 years. Manuel had two great loves…the love for his family and the love for his cows! He enjoyed breeding quality, registered Brown Swiss and Holstein cattle and spent many years as an exhibitor at the Arizona State Fair, Arizona Black and White Show, and many other shows. He shared his love of animals and his show ring talents with countless youth as a 4-H leader for 23 years. Manuel is survived by his wife, Dorothy, 3 daughters; Cindy Arrington (Dwayne), Lori Hibbard (Don), Stephanie Gray (Charlie), son; Craig Caballero (Heather), 14 Grandchildren; Ryan Arrington, Lucinda Stapleton (J.T.) Vincent Arrington (Brittany), Eric Hibbard (Jackie), Whitney Hyde (Travis), Hillary Van Hofwegen (Preston), Ashley Ellixson (Tom), Kyle Newhall-Caballero (Chelsea), Courtney Newhall-Caballero, Vanessa Quevedo (Jeremy), John Samaniego, Anika Samaniego, Joseph Caballero, Ethan Caballero, 10 Great Grandchildren, 4 sisters, brothers-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by a great grand-daughter. Visitation is Friday, September 8, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Whitney and Murphy Funeral Home 4800 East Indian School Road Phoenix, AZ 85018. Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, September 9 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Basilica 231 North 3rd St. Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, the Caballero family requests that donations be sent to the Arizona Milk Producers Scholarship fund. Please make checks out to UDA-Scholarship Fund. Mail to 510 South 52nd Street, Suite 101 Tempe, AZ 85281. His legacy of loving support, respect and devotion will continue to send ripples through our lives, and if we honor this legacy the lives of our future will forever be blessed.

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CHAPA, MARY A.

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Chapa, Mary A., 74 of Maricopa passed away peacefully on August 29, 2017. She is survived by daughter; Anna, sons; Raymond and Pete; 2 brothers and 4 sisters, 9 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Danny Chapa. A celebratory visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ.

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EGGLESTON, MARY ANN

Mary Ann Eggleston, born in Indiana, passed away on August 31, 2017 at the age of 88. She enjoyed traveling, reading, cooking and shopping. Married to L. James Eggleston for 68 happy years with daughters, Karen and Kathy. She was a devoted mother and business woman. Memorial Service will be held at First United Methodist Church, 7102 N. 58th Dr., Glendale, AZ on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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BLAKELY, MADELINE MCNULTY COLBERT

Madeline McNulty Colbert Blakely was born on St. Patrick’s Day, 1925 to John and Anne McNulty in Waltham, Massachusetts. She attended local schools, graduating from St. Mary’s High School in 1942. She married Robert L. Colbert, Sr. in September 1945, and over the years gave birth to six children: Robert Jr., Patricia, Carolyn, Michael, Catherine and Stephen. In 1970 she fulfilled a dream to move west to Arizona, much to her Mother’s fear that she would have to fight Indians and ride around in a covered wagon! She met Louis G. Blakely through his establishing of a handicapped troop of the Boy Scouts of America. She married him in November 1973 and became the step mother of John and Joni. Madeline and Lou became involved in the Disabled American Veterans Phoenix Chapter 1. She served as the Commander of the DAV Auxiliary as well as the State of Arizona Department Commander. She loved to travel and went to places like Rhode Island, California, Ireland, England, Scotland, Spain and drove across the United States in a motor home with Lou. She also lived in Massachusetts, Washington State, Guam, France, New Hampshire, Arizona and California. She will be missed by those who knew and loved her. Visitation from 9:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. with a Funeral Service at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ. Interment to follow at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona at 12:30 P.M. In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation in Madeline Blakely’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1028 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85006, 602.528.0545.

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TEVLIN, AGNES

Agnes Tevlin, age 100, died on August 28, 2017. Born in New York City on April 10, 1917. She was the youngest of five siblings -Irene, Charles, Ann, Agnes, and Carolyn. Educated in New York Catholic Schools, upon graduation, she entered the banking profession. There she met John Tevlin, a fellow banker, who would become her husband of 50 years. Agnes and John had one son, Jack, who has retired from the City of Phoenix. Their grandson, Sean, was “the joy of my life”. Upon retirement, Agnes and John moved to Scottsdale/Phoenix in 1977. In 1963, Agnes was appointed as the first female officer of Long Island’s Franklin National Bank. She loved the interaction of the workplace and resumed a career in financial management after retirement to Arizona. Those years were followed by community volunteering and at age 91, she was awarded Volunteer of the Year at Paradise Valley Community Hospital. Her last five years were lived happily at the Beatitudes Senior Campus. She will be missed by all who loved her for her humor, kindness, and grace. A private family Mass will be held at a date to be determined with burial to follow at the National Cemetery with her husband, John. With thanks for a life well lived, donations may be made to the Beatitudes Foundation, 1610 W. Glendale Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021 or Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney and Murphy Fune

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JOHNSON III, ZENO M.

My beloved husband Zeno Martel Johnson III died at home on Sunday, August 20, 2017 after a long illness. He had so many roles in life. He was an Episcopal priest, a professor, a father, step father, grandfather, great grandfather, friend and loving spouse. His passions were books, classical music and people. He was open to new ideas and people from different backgrounds. His curiosity was ever present. When friends visited, the first question he would ask is, “What are you reading?” Or, when he met someone new, he would say, for example, “Tell me about your ring or where are you from?” And the conversations would begin. He was a native Phoenician and was born on December 11, 1928. He attended Arizona State University where he received his Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts in Education and a Ph.D. in Philosophy. He also received his degree in Sacred Theology at the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He served as a priest in Ohio, South Dakota and locally at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and All Saints Episcopal Church. He taught at Arizona State University and Mesa Community College. In his long teaching career he influenced over 10,000 students. He could talk on any subject from philosophy to motorcycles. Dr. Z, as his students called him, will be remembered by those who knew and loved him as an intellectual giant, a kind, generous, loving one-of-a-kind man. He is survived by his wife Mary Ellen, daughters Leigh Johnson Dear (Pat), Anne Johnson McIntyre (Steve), son Jay Johnson, stepsons Michael Hughes (Kevin), Gary Hughes (Barbara), grandson Mikael (CiCi), great grandchildren Sacia Marie and Koen Zeno Johnson and by all of the other family members and friends who loved him. Thank you Zeno. We all benefited from your love, kind heart and wisdom. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life on Saturday, September 30th. Please make contributions in his name to Hospice of the Valley whose help and support was invaluable.

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BUTLER, JEROME FREDERICK

Jerome (“Jerry”) Frederick Butler passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Highgate Senior Living Community, Prescott, AZ at the age of 93. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 55 years, Julia Helene (Larmoyeux) Butler, in 2003. Mr. Butler is survived by his two children, Barbara (Harry) Gooding of Prescott, AZ and Jerome (“Jay”) K. (Julia) Butler of Front Royal, VA. He also leaves behind his seven grandchildren, Elisabeth (Rory) Crooks, Steven (Lauren) Gooding, Kristen (Eric) Tinson, Emma Butler, Katherine Butler, Julianna Butler, and Jerome K. Butler, Jr.; and six great-grandchildren, Ryan Crooks, Daniel Crooks, Clara Tinson, Charles Tinson, Emily Gooding and Claire Gooding. Mr. Butler is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Butler was born on December 24, 1923 in Knoxville, TN. He was the only child of the late Frederick W. Butler and Barbara (McManus) Butler. He grew up in the coal mining community of Valley Creek, TN and attended military schools in Kentucky, Illinois, and Florida during his high school years. Mr. Butler was initially commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry from the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School at Ft. Benning, GA in 1943. He later resigned his commission upon receiving an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY from which he graduated in 1946. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Forces, which became the U.S. Air Force the following year. Mr. Butler was a highly decorated veteran of the Korean War, having been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his heroism as a combat pilot of a T-6 “Mosquito,” providing air support to the U.S. Army 2nd Infantry Division, which was surrounded by the Chinese at Ku-Nu-Ri, Korea on November 27, 1950. In 1961 Mr. Butler left the Air Force at the rank of Captain and transitioned into the Civil Service in the FAA as a test flight engineer. He and his family moved to Oklahoma City, OK, where they remained for 14 years. In 1975, Mr. Butler and his wife moved to Elk Grove Village, IL with FAA. In 1980 he retired from FAA and moved to Chandler, AZ, where he worked at McDonnell Douglas until his full retirement in the mid ‘90s. Mr. Butler was a devout Catholic who loved the Lord, his family and his country. The discipline and patriotism that were instilled in him as a cadet at West Point remained a hallmark of his life. He enjoyed reading, studying economics and the stock market, dancing, traveling and flying his private airplane, particularly in his younger adult years. Mr. Butler was known among his family, friends and colleagues for his strong work ethic, honesty, candid demeanor, colorful sense of humor and indomitable spirit. He was a founding member of St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Chandler, AZ. After the death of his wife, he moved to Sun Lakes, AZ and was a member of St. Stevens. The last three and a half years, he made his residence in Prescott, AZ and belonged to Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He spent the last few months of his life under the care of Hospice Family Care at his residence at Highgate. His family is very grateful for the wonderful care and dedication of Hospice Family Care and the Highgate staff. A visitation for Mr. Butler will be held on Friday, September 1, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. with the Rosary at 7 p.m. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Parish, 4715 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ. A burial service with full military honors is planned for a future date at the West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Butler’s memory can be made to Hospice Family Care, 3195 Stillwater Ave., Suite A, Prescott, AZ 86305.

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COPPINGER, BARBARA J.

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Coppinger, Barbara J., 90, of Phoenix, AZ passed away on August 24, 2017. She was born September 22, 1926 to Marion and Melva Yocom in Garfield, Arkansas. Barbara is survived by her children; Barbara Mayberry and Johnny Coppinger, 4 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Visitation will be held at 10:00 A.M. with a Funeral Service at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phx. Interment will follow at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, 2300 West Van Buren Street, Phx.

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EVANS, ARLOUINE E.

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Arlouine E. Evans passed away on August 22, 2017. Born 7-24-1920 in Ottumwa, Iowa, Arlouine spent much of her childhood in Iowa. She attended the University of Iowa and graduated in 1943 with a degree in social work. In her early adult life, she found a passion for volunteer work, specifically helping the soldiers of WWII. Arlouine married a long-time friend, John E. Evans, on November 11, 1953. They lived in Missouri until John’s career moved them to Phoenix, where they adopted and raised 2 children, Ann and John Evans. Arlouine was widowed in January, 1986 and missed her husband of 33 years every day thereafter. However, she found joy in time spent with her children, friends and carrying on with her volunteer work. She became a grandma at the age of 80 and enjoyed nearly 17 years with her 2 grandchildren, Jake and Nick. She was a very proud mother and grandmother and would proudly tell everyone about her wonderful life. Her sense of humor brought laughter to all who knew her and the stories she shared will be repeated over and over as her family recalls the moments spent with her. Arlouine will live on in the hearts of her children and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed, but she left her family with a solid foundation of strong moral values. She is survived by her son John Evans and wife Lori Evans, 2 grandchildren Jake and Nick of Scottsdale, AZ,daughter Ann Smith and husband, Russ Smith of Phoenix, AZ, nephew Jeff Ellerbrock and wife Barbara Ellerbrock of Loudon, TN. She is preceded in death by her husband John E. Evans, her father and mother Fredrick and Ella Ellerbrock, as well as her brother Kemp Ellerbrock. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity contributing to Veterans, the homeless, or to children in need. Funeral Mass will be cerebrated at 10:00am, Thursday, March 31, 2017 at St. Theresa Catholic Parish, 5045 E. Thomas Rd., Phx. Burial will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery at 2044 N. 48th St., Phx. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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EPPINGER, SANTINO

Santino Eppinger, born April 14, 1975, passed away at the age of 42 on August 20, 2017. Tino is survived by his beloved daughter, Mikiyela Eppinger, son Liam, parents Bea and Dave Amari, brother Nicholas, sister Julie Lehman (Joel), Tio Ernie “Erns,” Tia Queta, Tia Helen, Tio Jon Mirto, cousin Maggie Mirto, cherished family friend Leo Chavez, beloved Granddan, along with both sides of an extended family of aunts, uncles, and cousins who all loved him dearly. Special mention to Flori Reyes, Mikiyela’s mother, who has been an integral part of our family.

Tino also leaves behind his Camelback Spartan family, the Class of ‘93, and, of course, who could ever forget that special, unforgettable varsity football team that would forever form a bond of friendship and continued family ties. Tino was also on the varsity basketball team where there, too, he formed another lifetime bond. He made friends easily and was loved by so many, and that love was without a doubt reciprocated. He was such a gentle soul. My beautiful son, Tino, you will forever remain in all the hearts of those you touched. Tino, my son, with his beautiful, award winning smile, my friend…

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 28, 2017, at St. Agnes church, 1954 N. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008, beginning at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Holy Mass at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be immediately after at St. Francis Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008, followed by a Reception/Celebration of Life at St. Agnes Church Hall. A very special thank you to Whitney and Murphy Funeral Home.

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BAYER, CHARLES JOHN

Charlie was born March 2, 1940 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was a veteran, business executive and Board Director with a large corporation based in the valley where he dedicated himself for almost 50 years. He died in the presence of his four, loving children and sister on August 23, 2017. He attended the University of Notre Dame, on a military scholarship, graduating cum lade in 1962. He then went on to serve his country as an officer in the United States Navy (1962-1967). During his travels with the armed forces, he met the love of his life, Sally McMahon, and they married in 1966. His assignment resulted in deployment to Vietnam, where he served two tours of duty, his final aboard the USS Asheville. After honoring his commitment to the Navy, he returned to Phoenix with his wife and first born child and they continued to grow their young family. He would go on to earn an MBA at Arizona State University in 1972. He is survived by daughters Susan Bayer and Ann Zbiegien (Jim), sons CJ (Jen) and Jim (Amanda), eight grandchildren, Bella, Catherine, Nic, Luc, Gracie, Michael, Lexie and sister, Suzi Cruz. He was a dedicated, loving husband and father who shared his passion for the outdoors with anyone who was willing to share in the fun. The treasured memories of family vacations by the ocean, camping around so many unique and beautiful sites, whether at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, high in the mountains or in the favored Oak Creek Canyon, will always remind family of times filled with laughter and joy. He was enamored with backpacking during his life and this led to many outings around the state which he also shared with friends and family. During his life, he was a long-distance runner who, accompanied by his adventurous wife, would participate in organized events from medium distance races to full length marathons. He was a pillar of strength, a purveyor of wisdom and an example of humility for his family, always placing their needs before his personal wants. The subtle lessons he imparted, combined with the compassion and courage he displayed while caring for his ailing wife of 45 years will serve as an everlasting example of the true meaning of love. His lasting memory will live on in his children, grandchildren, and sister affording them the joy and comfort his presence always brought them. Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 29th at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, August 30th, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2313 E. Campbell, Phoenix.

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CULLING, DESIREE SONYA ERELEINE

Desiree Sonya Ereleine Culling, within the angels wings, our beloved Desiree was flown into heaven into her grandfather Ernest (Pampa-Tata) Culling’s arms at the tender age of 36 on August 18, 2017, with her loving family at her side. Desiree was a very loving and devoted mother to Celestial Victoria Alexzandria Culling, 10 years of age. Desiree will be truly missed by her loving mother Victoria Susan Culling, step-father Kenneth Webb, her fiancé Adrian Alvarez (they were planning their upcoming wedding), grandmother Blossom Culling, uncle’s; Ernest J. Culling III, David M. Culling Sr, auntie Denise Abrams, half-brother Jason Rigsby, auntie Joyce Rigsby, Carlos Rigsby and many cousins. Also survived by Adrian’s family, the Gutierrez family; Phil, Sonia, Erika and Deanna. Alicia and Frank Lopez family and many extended family members of friends. Desiree was full of life and very compassionate to rescuing and helping all of God’s creatures of Mother Earth. Desiree wrote beautiful poetry and was a fantastic artist. We will be celebrating her life on Tuesday, August 29th from 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phx. Funeral mass will be Wednesday, August 30th at 10:00 A.M. at St. Mary’s Basilica, 231 N. 3rd St., Phx., with reception following mass. Donations in Desiree’s name may be made to the Athsma Institute; and please remember, generosity forms the world with organ donations.

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ALESSI, CARMELA

In Memorial

Carmela (Lena) Alessi, widow of Carmelo, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 21, 2017 at the age of 100. Born in NY and raised in Sicily, Carmela was a seamstress until retirement, spending her leisure time playing cards with friends, cooking for family and friends, and delivering her famous Italian bread to her loved ones. She will forever be remembered for her kind spirit, beautiful smile, her selflessness, as well as her willingness to open her door and heart to anyone in need. She will undoubtedly leave a lasting imprint on the hearts of all those blessed enough to have known and loved her, and her presence will forever be missed. Carmela, mother to one deceased daughter, is survived by her second daughter, 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be at 10:00 A.M. with a Funeral Mass at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, August 30th at St. Agnes Church, 1954 N. 24th St., Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2044 N. 48th St., Phoenix. Arrangements entrusted at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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COUCH, RELLA MAE

In Memorial

Couch, Rella Mae, 84, of Phoenix, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on August 22, 2017. Rella is survived by her husband Dick; two sisters, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. A celebration of Rella’s life will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, August 28, 2017 at Mountain View Community Church, 2927 E. Campbell Avenue in Phoenix, Arizona. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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CRUZ, TERESA MARTINEZ

Teresa “Terri” Cruz, 89 of Phoenix passed away on August 17, 2017. Terri was a co-founder and recognized as the mother of Chicanos Por La Causa, and was active with the organization for more than four decades. She was born in Tucson AZ to Francisco and Guadalupe Cruz. She is survived by sons, Arturo, Gregory and Henry Cruz; daughters, Helen Cruz-Ahumada, Dorothy Benitez and Maria Guadalupe Quintero; brother, Angel Martinez; 39 grandchildren; 105 great grandchildren and 52 great- great grandchildren. Terri dedicated her life to her family and to the betterment of the community. Visitation will be held from 5:00PM to 8:00PM with a Rosary Service at 7:00PM on Friday August 25, 2017 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. 4715 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 12:30PM at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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ROSALES, JOHN ANTHONY

John Anthony Rosales, died tragically in Phoenix AZ on Sunday August 20, 2017 at the age of fifty-four. John is survived by his adored partner; Vicki Cravens and four step-children, Leo, Rosario, James and Tommy. He also leaves behind his loving mother; Rosie Rosales, sisters; Tina Stoffle (Ron) and Ruth Brown. nephews; Jason Maile (Tamara), Matthew Steele, Roy Brown IV, Ronnie Stoffle (Christine), and Christopher Stoffle; nieces; Elizabeth Steele, Kristyn Brown, Kaylie Brown; great niece; Kiley Elizabeth Brown. John is preceded in death by his father, Bennie Ramos Rosales; brother Joe Raul Rosales and sister Jane Helene Steele. Our beloved John was born on December 29, 1962 in Boston, MA. He graduated from Brockton High School and shortly thereafter attended trade school to become a certified mechanic in Providence Rhode Island. He moved to Phoenix, AZ in the late eighties, where he loved the desert and sunny skies. Although, he always thought of New England as his home with a passionate spirit for the old Ashfield neighborhood and the New England Patriots. Go Pats! A Memorial Service is scheduled for 6:00 PM on Friday, August 24, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home at 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018 with a reception to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate John’s life.

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WOOD, GLENN RICHARD

In Memorial

Glenn Richard Wood, aged 88, entered into his eternal reward on August 14, 2017 while in residence at the Silverado Scottsdale Memory Care Community. Born on his family’s farm in Brooklyn, Iowa on April 27, 1929, he was the youngest of three to Otis and Alice (née Egulf) Wood. Glenn’s horizons first broadened from life on the farm with enlistment in 1950 during the Korean Conflict. Choosing the U.S. Navy in lieu of assignment by draft, his service took him to Alaska and Guam, exposed him to the horrors of war, and made him a witness of history with the testing of the nuclear bomb before his honorable discharge in 1954. While based in San Diego, Mr. Wood met Miss Jo Ann Lewis at church. They married at that church on May 27, 1955 and celebrated their union for 62 years. Glenn valued work, education, and community service — often pursuing all three simultaneously. While employed at a financial institution, he attended San Diego Community College. When an employment opportunity beckoned in Phoenix, Arizona, Glenn, Jo Ann and their newborn daughter set out for what would become their permanent home of 58 years. As a returning student, Glenn attained his degree in Business Administration at Arizona State University at night following days in the office at Carnation Dairy. Recruited by Farmers Insurance Group, Glenn was a contracted agent before quickly advancing to district manager. His 28 years with the company afforded many young men and women all the skill sets needed for their own careers as insurance agents. It was their success that was his cherished legacy. Given Glenn’s endeavors in commercial office development, dedicated service to the North Phoenix Lions Club (50 years!) time volunteered at Phoenix VA Hospital, and varied service to his church community, he had felt retirement was deserved and appropriate. “Leave something on the plate for the next guy” was his refrain. Glenn then had more time to indulge his passion for tournament chess, travel with his love Jo Ann (they circled the globe twice!) and reading. It wasn’t long, however, before his talents of financial advising pulled him out of “idleness” and into a new and final venture with his own name on the letterhead: Wood Capital Investments. In addition to his wife Jo Ann, Glenn is survived by his children Diane Hurley (John) of Phoenix, AZ; Kenneth Wood (Darlene) of Chino Valley, AZ; granddaughter Chelsea Karr (Tristan) of Peoria, AZ; his adored great-granddaughter Madison Karr as well as nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his siblings Margaret Anderson and Everett Wood, both of Iowa. Family and friends are invited to a service in memory of Glenn at 10:30A.M. on Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at First Christian Church, located at 6720 N 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory for his service work on behalf of North Phoenix Lions Club, 300 W Clarendon #240, Phoenix, AZ 85013. Arrangements entrusted by Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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FINLEY, VIRGINIA NEILL YOST

Virginia Neill Yost Finley passed away August 11, 2017. Born November 28, 1919 to Charles and Eva Yost in Fort Dodge, Iowa. The family moved to Tucson when Virginia was 16 and she graduated from Tucson High, then pledged Delta Gamma at the University of Arizona. She met Thomas James Finley, and four days after graduating they got married and moved to Chandler where they would raise their family. They served the community as founding members of St. Matthews Episcopal Church, with Virginia serving as the first building chair and past president of the Chandler Service Club. Moving to Phoenix in 1981, she was also a founding member of the ARCS and past president of the Columbine Garden Club. She was a member of the Valley Field Riding and Polo Club, Paradise Valley Country Club and the White Mountain Country Club. Preceded in death by husband Thomas James Finley and daughter Susan Finley Campbell. Survived by her son Thomas Michael Finley, brother Charles Yost, 6 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held on August 26, 2017 from 1:00-4:00 PM at 3500 East Lincoln Dr. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Virginia’s name may be made to the following: Hospice of the Valley 1510 E. Flower St Phoenix, AZ 85014. The University of Arizona Cancer Center 1515 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85724. Barrow Neurological Institute 350 West Thomas Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85013.

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NATHE, ROBERT J.

In Memorial

Robert Joseph Nathe of St. Paul Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2017 at the age of 92 at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born on August 30, 1924 as Robert Joseph Nathe and was known to all as “Uncle Bob”. He is survived by his best friend “Rosie”, step-daughter(s) Maggie Fechter (La China Fastidiosa), Rosamaria Garcia (La Little One), Lily Santiago (La Shy Girl) and nieces Veronica Leon and Ashley Campos. He is also survived by step-son(s) Raul Sudea Jr., Wilton Wahl, David Logg, Randy Logg, Timmy Logg and Robie Campos. “Uncle Bob” loved his country and at 18 years old enlisted and served in the United States Navy. He was always proud to announce to everyone that he was a World War II Veteran. In the Navy, he took charge and was a leader to all his fellow officers. He was a great cook and supported his Arizona Cardinals and Phoenix Suns. He spent his free time finding the best yard sales and thrift shops in the Phoenix area. He had many collectibles like antique clowns, Kachina dolls, Native-American paintings and carnival glass to name a few things. In his lifetime he traveled all over the United States and made friends anywhere and everywhere he took the time to visit. True to Uncle Bob’s personality, he always initiated the conversations. He will be missed by all his friends in the Seattle, Washington area and his many friends and family in Arizona. As a devout Catholic, “Uncle Bob” many a time expressed two beliefs: how blessed he felt to outlive his lifelong friends and more importantly – his longevity was attributed to the many people he lifted and helped in his lifetime.

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JACHOWSKI, RUTH MARIE KEIFER

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Jachowski, Ruth Marie Keifer, 94 of Phoenix passed away on June 25, 2017. Born and raised in Washington, D.C. Ruth moved to Phoenix with her husband Thomas and three children, Timothy, Donna and Wayne in 1958. In 1965, Ruth started working in part time sales at Sears and retired as Southwest Regional Control Supervisor. She is survived by her three children, three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. May she be with Pop forever in peace. A Memorial Committal Service will be held on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 9:30 A.M. at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, Arizona. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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DOLPHIN, GREG

In Memorial

Greg Dolphin, 45, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was born in Portsmouth, a city on England’s south coast in the United Kingdom. He spent most of his childhood in Hampshire and then lived in Bridlington, England. His alma mater was Newcastle University. As a young adult, Greg spent time in the UAE and Canada before making Arizona his home. He started his career as a Land Surveyor and later moved on to selling and training on High-Tech surveying equipment.

Greg was a devoted father who enjoyed traveling, mountain biking, paddle boarding, motor biking, video games and movies. He was a compassionate and generous man who loved his work, family and friends.

Greg will lovingly be remembered by his devoted partner in life, Saima, their two children, Aaron and Zayba, his mother Shirley, his brother Mark, his sister-in-law Gill and two nephews, Jake and Luke Dolphin. Greg is preceded in death by his father, Brian Dolphin.

Funeral service will be held Friday, August 25th, 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, Arizona 85018 www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com.

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KRYSTEK-WEBBER, JUDITH A.

Krystek-Webber, Judith A., 74, of Phoenix, passed away peacefully on August 15, 2017. Judi is survived by her husband Earl, of 53 years, son Randy, brother Butch (Jackie), sister-in-law Terri (David) as well as many nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, Friday, August 18, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., in Phoenix. A graveside service will be held at 10:00am, Saturday, August 19, 2017 at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th St., in Phoenix.

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BALDERAZ, REBECCA L.


Rebecca L. Balderaz, 68 passed away on August 9, 2017. She was born in Phoenix to Edward and Guadalupe Lomeli. She had worked through the years at the Cartwright School District as a bus aide and at Savors in their production department. Rebecca loved the beautiful sceneries and landscapes of Arizona and enjoyed traveling throughout the State to see them. Rebecca is survived by her loving husband, John Balderaz; son, John Balderaz, Jr; daughters, Diane Lomeli, Loraine Lomeli and Samantha Balderaz; brothers, Ernest Vacanari, Robert Wilson, Michael Wilson and Henry Lomeli; sisters, Mary Valenzuela, Shirley Wilson, Diane Cañez, Judy Meneses and Sally Rodriguez; she is also survived by numerous grandchildren. Rebecca was preceded in death by her parents; son, Billy Balderaz, daughter, Bernadine Balderaz, and brother Edward Lomeli. Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 2:00 to 5:00PM at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd. Phoenix AZ 85018. Funeral Services will be on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 10:00AM at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.

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ACKMAN, NANCY MARGARET

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Nancy Margaret Ackman, 66 of Gilbert, passed away August 11, 2017. She was born on March 11, 1951 in Phoenix, Arizona. Nancy worked for Apollo Financial to help students fulfill their dream of going to college. No services are planned.

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BALDERAZ, REBECCA L.

Rebecca L. Balderaz, 68 passed away on August 9, 2017. She was born in Phoenix to Edward and Guadalupe Lomeli. She had worked through the years at the Cartwright School District as a bus aide and at Savors in their production department. Rebecca loved the beautiful sceneries and landscapes of Arizona and enjoyed traveling throughout the State to see them. Rebecca is survived by her loving husband, John Balderaz; son, John Balderaz, Jr; daughters, Diane Lomeli, Loraine Lomeli and Samantha Balderaz; brothers, Ernest Vacanari, Robert Wilson, Michael Wilson and Henry Lomeli; sisters, Mary Valenzuela, Shirley Wilson, Diane Cañez, Judy Meneses and Sally Rodriguez; she is also survived by numerous grandchildren. Rebecca was preceded in death by her parents; son, Billy Balderaz, daughter, Bernadine Balderaz, and brother Edward Lomeli. Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 2:00 to 5:00PM at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd. Phoenix AZ 85018. Funeral Services will be on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 10:00AM at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.

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HADDAD, KENNETH G.

Beloved father, grandfather, brother, godfather, and uncle, passed away on Friday, August 11, 2017. Born March 26, 1934, and raised in Clinton, Iowa. Received his BA in education from University of Iowa and his Master’s Degree from ASU. A government teacher for 30 years, he was highly respected by his students who throughout the years thanked him for the lessons they learned that affected their lives. He was honorably discharged from the Army where he served two years. He was rewarded with the GI Bill, which paid for a portion of his education, where he became a teacher, retiring in 1994, and continuing as a substitute teacher for another 10 years. He was happily married to his wife, Lynda, for over 53 years. They were married in 1964 in Phoenix, AZ, at St. Agnes Catholic Church. Along came two children, Christopher and Tiffany. And along came the bills. At times, he worked three jobs at once to provide for his family, which left him little time to participate in their growing up. He also found time and resources to give of himself to his churches, St. George in Phoenix, and St. Ignatius in Mesa. He was the head wrestling coach at two different high schools, traveling with the team to meets. He was a strict coach, often cutting kids’ hair so they could reach their desired weight. Additionally, he insisted on no girlfriends during the season. He had a full and blessed life as he played tennis, waterskied, danced, hiked (often with his grandchildren), biked, played bridge and traveled almost the entire globe. He was easy-going, loved to meet people, and loved his wife, Lynda, his sisters, Elaine and Bernice, his nieces, Adrienne and Morgan, his nephew, Nick, his children, Chris and Tiffany, his son-in-law, Shawn, and his five grandchildren: Ryan, Eric, Andrew, Tyler and Emma, who will miss him forever. Visitation will be held at 6:00 P.M. with Trisagion prayers at 6:30 P.M. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at St. Ignatius Antiochian Orthodox Church, 5515 E. Redmond Circle, Mesa, AZ 85215. Funeral Service will take place at 9:00 A.M. on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 4530 E. Gold Dust Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85028. Interment will follow at 12:30 P.M. at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ 85024. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Ignatius Church, address above, or Hospice of the Valley

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CHAVEZ, ANTHONY BENJAMIN

Anthony Benjamin Chavez, “Tony,” passed away on August 5, 2017, after a short illness. He was fifty-eight years of age. Tony was born on February 1, 1959, in Phoenix, Arizona to parents Anthony M. and Cruz Nuanez Chavez. Tony attended Sierra Vista Grammar School, after which he attended St. Mary’s High School. At St. Mary’s, Tony joined the baseball team and pitched for the Knights. He then proceeded to Mesa Community College where he earned his A.A degree. As a young boy, Tony enjoyed playing ball, camping, visiting relatives in St Johns, Arizona and everything that involved the outdoors. He loved driving up to the family cabin and the smell of wood burning in the fire pit on a cold night, but most of all, he loved spending time with loved ones up in the mountains. Over the years, he attended many “Chavez Family” reunions, where even if you were not a bona fide family member, you were treated like one. This year the family celebrated their forty-ninth reunion and as always, Tony was there. The reunion was not the same without Tony’s red and green chili. Tony loved to dance and be the life of the party. He was a teller of stories and jokes, as all who knew him will tell you. He had hundreds of jokes in his repertoire and never told the same one twice. That is something that will be missed by all. Tony’s true calling was tiling work. He left his mark on many homes throughout the Valley and in the process, became lifelong friends with a great many customers. Anthony is survived by his companion of twenty-six years, Anna Pimentel; sons, Aaron and Anthony; brother, Frank; sisters, Margarita and Theresa; and granddaughter, Natalie, as well as numerous other family members. He will be greatly missed by close friends, Gary, Jeff and Robert. Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m., on Friday, August 11, 2017 at Whitney and Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 East Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at St. Mary’s Basilica, 231 North Third Street, Phoenix, AZ. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 North 48th Street, Phoenix, AZ.

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SZALAY, STEPHEN JOSEPH

Stephen Joseph Szalay, 90 passed away peacefully on August 4, 2017, at home surrounded by family and friends. Steve was born September 6, 1926, in Akron, Ohio to Hungarian immigrant parents, Ladislaw and Vilma Szalay. He was the only son and youngest in his family, preceding in death his two older sisters, Anna Bessemer of Akron, OH and Helen Brummel of Anaheim, CA.

He spent his childhood on his family’s vegetable farm in Akron, learning how to work hard at an early age. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps at age 17 to serve in World War II and fulfill his dream of becoming a pilot. The war ended before he completed his flight training and he was honorably discharged in 1945. He later re-enlisted in the Air Force Reserves and trained and served in both the Air National Guard of Ohio (112th Fighter bomber Squadron) and the Air National Guard of Arizona (197th Fighter Inception Squadron.) He was called into active duty in 1961 when the Berlin Wall was being built, flying jets up and down the Russian Corridor to keep the air space open for supplies.

His first job after graduating from Kent State University in 1948, was at a Chevrolet car dealership. Steve continued his success in the automotive industry owning Mark Imports, the first Volkswagen dealership in Phoenix. Known primarily for being in the car business, he also owned a travel agency, commercial properties, real estate and a radio station.

Steve loved to travel. He went to so many different parts of the world, it was easier to ask, “where haven’t you been?” He also enjoyed scuba diving and a variety of outdoor activities. His passion was flying. He continued to fly recreationally for many years after his military days of piloting F-104s and the F-86 Sabre.

His greatest joy was his wife and family. He married June Morris in 1948 and celebrated 63 years until her death in 2011. They made a bold move to relocate from Akron to Phoenix in 1955 after having spent time in Arizona at Luke Air Force Base. Steve was a wonderful father to his three children, Cathie Broten, Steven Szalay and Michelle Chappell (spouse Jim). He loved his grandchildren and was “papa” to Melissa Broten and Christopher, Stephen and Carlee Chappell. The birth of his first great grandchild, Logan (Melissa) in 2014 gave his life a whole new meaning.

He was a man who never knew a stranger. He was a good friend and a man of unparalleled character. He loved all dogs, children and never met a dessert he didn’t like.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 10, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m., at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd, Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be Celebrated Friday, August 11 at 10:00 a.m., at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Rd, Phoenix. Interment will be private at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Halo Animal Rescue, 3227 E Bell Road Suite D 151, Phoenix AZ 85032

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CAGGIANO, FRANK

92 of Mesa, Arizona, passed away peacefully on August 1, 2017. Frank proudly served his country in the Army as a World War II veteran and was honorably discharged. He is survived by his loving wife Betty. A Visitation will be held from 9:00-10:30 A.M., with the Rosary being prayed at 10:00 A.M., followed by a Funeral Service at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, in Phoenix. A Committal Service with Honors will follow at 12:30 P.M. at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, in Phoenix.

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BARTYLLA, JULIE ANNE

Julie Anne Bartylla passed away July 27, 2017, after a brave five month fight against a rare cancer. Julie is the beloved daughter of Amy and Buzz Bartylla, of Phoenix, and sister of Sara Bartylla Miller (Michael) of Phoenix and Robert Bartylla (Mario-Luis Islas, MD) of Norfolk, VA. She loved and is loved by her nieces Molly Miller, Annie Miller, Emily Miller and nephews Lucas Bartylla-Islas and Ethan Bartylla-Islas. Julie was born July 14, 1965, at St. Joseph’s Hospital and just celebrated her 52nd birthday surrounded by family at Ryan House where she received the most wonderful loving care for which we are thankful. Julie graduated from St. Mary’s High School and Yavapai College. Really enjoying Prescott, she was a staff member at Friendly Pines Camp where she lived and looked forward to returning summer counselors and campers. Her co-workers were her second family. She kept in touch with long-time friends, enjoyed hiking, running and biking, including riding a bicycle across Iowa twice in RAGBRAI. Her re-call of all sports trivia was amazing. Her grandparents are the late Louise and Charles McDaniel, of Prescott, and Hazel and Ed Bartylla, of Buckeye. A memorial in her name will be established at Friendly Pines Camp, attn: Kevin, 933 Friendly Pines Rd, Prescott, AZ, 86303. A service has been held.

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MALONEY, WILLIAM F.

William F Maloney (Bill), 85 of Peoria, AZ, closed his eyes on this world & opened them in the next, on July 31, 2017. He was immediately, re-united with his wife Agnes, seeing the love of his life for the very 1st time; Bill was totally blind. Their reunion was witnessed by his brother Jack, son Patrick, & daughters Colleen & Diane Maloney. His stone-hard determination, resilience, unwavering faith and eternal sense of humor, let Bill live a very full life. Injured as a paratrooper, 82nd Airborne, he went on to be successful in the field of sales. Bill & Aggie with their 6 kids, relocated to Scottsdale, Arizona from Ohio in 1973, where he became the only Blind Real Estate agent in the country. Partnering with his wife Agnes, their success was touted by local newspapers & TV Stations, for 30 years. Joined by their daughter Mary in 1985, they invented the 1st Real Estate “Team”… “The Maloney’s”: the team lives on to this day, through Mary & brother Mike. Bill is survived by brother Tom, children Mary, Maureen & Mike Maloney, 10 grandchildren & 4 Great-Grandchildren. Join us in celebrating his life this weekend: Visitation will be from 6:00-9:00 P.M. on Friday, August 4, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018. Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held at 9:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th St, Phoenix, AZ 85018., where he will be laid to rest with Aggie. Reception will follow. (flowers sent to funeral home)

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SPANGENBERG, CARL G.

Carl G. Spangenberg, 87, of Phoenix, AZ passed away at his home on Friday, July 21, 2017 after a long illness. Carl was born in Honesdale, Pennsylvania to Stephen W. and Leda B. (Wegst) Spangenberg. He is survived by his wife Beatrice (Arnold) Spangenberg to whom he was married for 67 years; two sons, Stephen Spangenberg & wife Cheri of Phoenix and Mark Spangenberg & wife Debbie of Huntingdon, PA; three grandchildren, Kevin Spangenberg of Hummelstown, PA, Molly (Spangenberg) Eveler of Fredericksburg, VA, and Tory Spangenberg of Phoenix; three great grandchildren, Weston and Josie Spangenberg, and Calvin Eveler; brother-in-law Charles Goodman; and, nephews Reed and Dale Goodman. Carl was preceded in death by his sister, Edna (Spangenberg) Goodman of Honesdale, PA. Carl was a graduate of the Honesdale High School, class of 1947 and the Pennsylvania Bankers Association School of Banking, Bucknell University. During his banking career Carl worked at the Farmers & Merchants Bank in Honesdale, PA; the Three Springs National Bank in Three Springs, PA, and the Union National Bank & Trust Co. in Huntingdon, PA where he was the Executive Vice President. He also served as the President of the Scranton Chapter, Pennsylvania Bankers Association Institute of Banking. Following a move to Arizona Carl was employed by the City of Phoenix as Treasury Supervisor Banking and Investments until retirement in 1992. During his life Carl was active in community and church organizations including serving as President of the Saguaro Senior Group at the Paradise Valley United Methodist Church for several years. He also enjoyed a hobby in lapidary and was President of the Maricopa Lapidary Society in Phoenix. In his final days Carl was lovingly cared for at home by Hospice of the Valley. Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley at 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014-5656 or online at www.hov.org. Memorial Service will be held at a future date in the Chapel of Paradise Valley Methodist Church. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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MCGINNIS, MARGARET

Beloved wife of 65 years of the late Jim William McGinnis. Loving mother of Kathleen Kelley (Pat), the late James Patrick McGinnis, Cynthia Parks (Kevin), Kevin Matthew McGinnis (Karen), Grandmother of Kimberly Montgomery (Dan), Pamela Nagy (Rick), Heidi Reed (Patrick), James Michael Parks, Ryan Taylor Parks, Tori McGinnis, the late Lisa Claire McGinnis Cameron McGinnis, Great grandmother of Kyle (Jodi) Montgomery, Taylor (Regina) Montgomery, Kenna Nagy, Ceina Reed, Robert Reed, Monica Reed, Sophie Reed, Brighton Reed, Faith Maire Parks and Great, great-grandmother of Ryland Montgomery, Brooklen Montgomery and Isabella Montgomery. Margaret was a volunteer at the Red Cross, American Cancer Society, Arizona Heart Association, Second Primary Counselor and Stake Board Relief Society. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Hospice of the Valley, HOV.org. Our family would personally like to thank HOV caregivers Judy, Mark and Joe. Thank you all so much for Mom’s care. We would like to thank all of Mom’s friends for your thoughts and prayers. Graveside Service will be on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Double Butte Cemetery, 2505 W. Broadway, Tempe, AZ 85282. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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TABER, PHYLLIS

Phyllis Johnson Taber passed away peacefully July 22, 2017 with her husband of 71 years Philip Taber by her side.

Phyllis was born March 13, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of Grace McNaughton Black Johnson and Albert Roy Johnson. She attended Stephens College in Missouri and the University of Arizona where she majored in Journalism and was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

Phyllis was an active member of the community. She served on the Saint Barnabas Alter Guild for 25 years. She was a member of the Valley Field and Riding Club, Barrow Women’s Board, the Board of Visitors, Columbine Garden Club, Junior League of Phoenix and Paradise Valley Country Club.

She is survived by her husband Philip Taber and children Nancy Pilkington of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Ann Preston of Flagstaff, Arizona Molly Graham of Atlanta Georgia, John Taber of Tucson, Arizona and 9 grandchildren. Her son Philip Taber III pre-deceased her in 1979.

Travel was her passion and she visited over 100 countries during her lifetime. She loved big band music, dancing, art and laughter. Phyllis lived her life by example and was an inspiration to others. Her greatest joy was raising her children.

The family would like to sincerely thank Hettie Roberts and Jolanta Latusek for the beautiful care and commitment they made to our Mother.

The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, July 31, 2017 at St. Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church, 6715 N. Mockingbird Lane, Paradise Valley, Arizona.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to

Barrow Neurological Foundation

Barrow Concussion and Brain Injury Center

350 W. Thomas Road

Phoenix, Arizona 85013

or

The Board of Visitors

6245 N. 24th Parkway – Suite 110

Phoenix, Arizona 85016

or

St. Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church

6715 N. Mockingbird Lane

Paradise Valley, Arizona 85253

Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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FERNANDEZ, PETER

Peter Fernandez, 75, went to be with the Lord on July 25, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Oliva Angulo grandsons, Roman Jr. (Chanel), Nico and Adrian, daughter Dawn and great grandchildren, Kenley, Collins and Hunter.

He is loved and will be remembered by the families he cherished; Pineda’s, Angulo’s, Perez’, Chacon’s, Mesquita’s, Lopez’, Harris/Fierros, Casas, Ferra’s and Regina Bojorquez (sister).

Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, July 31, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 5525 W. Acoma Drive, Glendale, AZ on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.

Reception immediately following Interment at St. Raphael Hall.

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GRADY, JAMES “JIM” PATRICK

88, of Phoenix, passed away on July 23, 2017. Jim was born in St. Paul, Minnesota to Joseph and Emma Grady. Jim proudly served as an officer in the US Navy during the Korean War. He is survived by his loving wife Jean of 61 years; sons Michael and Steve Grady; daughters Jenny McElroy, Mary Grady and Karen Grady; sister Betty Kennedy; 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 P.M. with a Rosary at 7:00 P.M., Friday, July 28, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road. Funeral Service will be at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home. Interment to follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, family prefers donations to either St. Thomas Academy, 949 Mendota Heights Road, Mendota Heights, MN 55120; St. Vincent de Paul Society, P.O. Box 13600, Phoenix, AZ 85002; or University of St. Thomas, P.O. Box 64947, St. Paul, MN 55164-0947.

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LOPEZ-SANCHEZ, EVA L.

86, of Phoenix, passed away July 23rd, 2017. She was born November 9, 1930 to José and Maria Garcia in El Paso Texas. Eva was raised with 11 siblings!

Eva married Jose Lopez May 1, 1948, in El Paso, and devoted her life raising five children. Irma, George, Benjamin, Robert, and Christine. She was blessed with 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Eva and Joe came to Arizona from El Paso in the early 60s, after having the opportunity to live in Hawaii for several years. Even though she disliked the summer heat she kept an immaculate home in central Phoenix. Cooking for her familia was the love of her life. After Joe passed away in 1998, Eva found her new life partner and married her second husband Amador Sanchez in 2003. They enjoyed trips to Sedona and Mexico and watching novelas. Mom is preceded in death by her first husband, Jose, her daughter, Irma, her second husband, Amador and all but three siblings. Her three surviving siblings are Rosa Mata, Emilio Garcia and Annie Richards. Visitation will be Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 9:00 A.M. with a Funeral Mass at 10:00 A.M. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1954 N. 24th Street, Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix. Reception to be determined. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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BRANIGAN, JOANNE M.

Joanne Branigan was born on October 9, 1930, in Amboy, Illinois, to Kathryn and Frank Branigan. She passed away on July 18, 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona. Joanne was the youngest of four daughters: Helen, Kathleen, Mary Louise and Joanne. She grew up in Amboy, IL where she graduated from Amboy Township High School and moved to Phoenix in 1949. Joanne attended Phoenix College and graduated from Arizona State College in 1952. Her first teaching assignment was in Chandler, Arizona, followed by one year in Hawaii and thirty-two years teaching third grade in the Washington Elementary District. As an associate member of the Phoenix Press Club, Joanne was pleased to meet President Lyndon Johnson and Lady Bird. She also was excited to attend a banquet featuring Bobby Kennedy. During her summer breaks she enjoyed traveling to Europe, Asia, Ireland, Hawaii and many places in the U.S. One of her favorite destinations was back to her hometown of Amboy visiting family. She and her three sisters created a scholarship for Amboy High School students for fourteen years to honor their parents Frank and Kathryn. Joanne was a long-time parishioner of St. Francis Xavier Church. She worked in the Marian Shop there and served on the Board of Directors. Joanne also volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul. One of her special hobbies was needlework; all of the family enjoyed receiving Christmas stockings, pictures, ornaments and other handcrafted items. Joanne enjoyed playing party bridge and socializing. She loved to entertain, adorning her home with seasonal decorations, especially on St. Patrick’s Day. Even her Westies had their own green attire. If possible, Jo would have trained them to do an Irish jig. Her annual Christmas party was a highlight of the season for many friends. Over the years she and her sister Mary Louise enjoyed spending their summers at their cabin in the cool pines of Munds Park. Joanne was preceded in death by her sister Helen Glessner. She is survived by her sisters Kathleen and Mary Louise of Phoenix; nieces Karen Timberlake (Dale) of Phoenix, Linda Disney (Bill) of Dixon, Illinois and nephew Jack Glessner (Debbie) of Flemington, New Jersey. Additionally, she is survived by three great nieces, two great nephews and two great-great nephews. The family requests that any donations be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society or Hospice of the Valley. Visitation will be from 2:00-4:00 P.M. with recitation of the Holy Rosary at 3:00 P.M., Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M., Monday, July 24, 2017 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4701 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery in Amboy, Illinois.

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MCCONVILLE, JOSEPHINE (JO) ELLEN

passed away on July 16, 2017 at the age of 94. Josephine Kauzlarich was born in Centerville, Iowa. Jo was known for her sweet demeanor, warm heart and unwavering faith. In 1946, Jo married returning WWII soldier Ed McConville. Together they moved their family from Iowa to Phoenix, Arizona in 1956. Jo worked as a secretary while raising her family. She shared a full life with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and many family friends. Jo is preceded in death by her husband Ed and survived by her three children: Jan Houser, Mike McConville (Lois) and Mary Evans (Mike); four grandchildren: Michelle Houser, Mark Williams (Meg), Katy McCrum (Eric) and Maggie McConville and four great grandchildren: Dylan Hollins, Emily Hollins, Josie Williams and Teddy Williams. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:00AM Thursday, July 27, 2017 in the St. Ignatius Chapel at St. Francis Xavier Church, 4715 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012. Burial will follow at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Jo’s memory can be made to Catholic Education Arizona at http://catholiceducationarizona.org.

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MARLIN, ANITA LOUISE

56, of Scottsdale, AZ, passed away on July 1, 2017.

In honor of Anita

Life of the Party Celebration will be held on July 22, 2017

Time: 11:00 A.M.

Light of the Desert Church

33175 N. Cave Creek Rd. Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Dress code: funeral attire is not required (color recommended)

Food to follow the service

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Light of the Desert Church

Please let me know if you will be joining us MRLJM2002@msn.com

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MARQUEZ, THERESA

Theresa Marquez, seventy-nine years of age, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, July 13, 2017. She was born on May 16, 1938, in Phoenix, Arizona, to parents, Benito and Teresa Marquez. She is survived by her sisters, Benny, Rosalie and Frances and brothers, Tony, Charlie and Sam, as well as a daughter, Victoria and numerous nieces and nephews. Theresa’s family is comforted knowing that she is now reunited with her parents and brother, Eddie and is finally at peace. Visitation will be at 9 A.M. with a Funeral Mass celebrated at 9:30 A.M. on Saturday, July 22, 2017, in the St. Ignatius Chapel at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona. Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, 2033 North 48th Street, Phoenix, AZ. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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MARTIN, CECILIA MARY

Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, cousin and friend passed away peacefully on July 15, 2017. Cecilia Martin was born in Nogales, Arizona on October 3rd, 1946, to Richard and Maria Serino. She is preceded in death by both parents. Cecilia is survived by her brother Eddie Serino, her two sons Daniel Richard Martin and Stephen Travis Martin, daughter in law Felicia Martin and her five grandchildren Daniel, Sabrina, Jenna, DuJuan and Daylyn. Cecilia was retired, but worked as a Secretary at Arizona State University. Cecilia is now at peace with her mother and father. Words cannot express how much Cecilia will be missed by everyone whose life she touched. The memory of Cecilia’s kind, gentle and loving nature will forever live in our hearts. Visitation will be held from 5pm-8pm with a Rosary at 7pm on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10am on Monday, July 24, 2017 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 3550 E. Knox Road, Phoenix followed by a reception at the church. Interment will follow with a Graveside Service at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix. Mom/Grandma, “I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living my Mommy you’ll be.”

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EGGLESTON, L. JAMES

In Memorial

L. James Eggleston, 91 years, passed away on July 12, 2017, after a brave battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of sixty-eight years, Mary Ann, and daughters Karen and Kathy.

Jim was a prominent businessman in downtown Glendale, Arizona, as both an investor and proprietor of a retail clothing store. For many years, Jim and his brother owned Eggleston’s Department store. Later, with his daughter Kathy, he owned Kathy’s Corner Boutique and Cowpoke Western wear. Jim was instrumental in downtown Glendale re-development efforts over several decades. He was an innovative businessman who started the Glendale Development Corp., the Saturday Market, and Tribute to Marty Robbins events. He initiated various real estate improvements. He was devoted to his family. He will be dearly missed for his wry sense of humor and his encouraging attitude. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, July 22, 2017 at First United Methodist Church, 7102 N. 58th Drive, Glendale, Arizona. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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VERDUGO, GEORGE CORONADO

George Coronado Verdugo “Tochi”, 71 of Mesa, AZ, on July 7, 2017, was reunited with his youngest daughter Gigi, his older brother Barney and parents Jose and Teresa Verdugo. His fun loving presence lives through his daughter Glory, son Brian, grandchildren, Delicia, Makayla and Damon, his older brother, Jose Verdugo along with sisters Mary Teresa C.V. Lopez and Betty Verdugo, with many cousins, nieces and nephews. Rosary will be held on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 4:00 p.m., followed by a Catholic Memorial Service at 4:30 p.m. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School, with a continued celebration of his life at St. Agnes Catholic Church Hall, 2311 E. Palm Lane, Phoenix.

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MCGUIRE, MYRA L

Myra L. McGuire, 90, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Myra is survived by 5 children: John (Dorsa) McGuire, Patrick (Linda) McGuire, Maggi (Mark) White, Thomas McGuire and Michael (Susan) McGuire. She also leaves 10 grandchildren; Molly (McGuire) McCurdy, Kevin, Brian and Sean McGuire, Jesse Pugh, Kathy (McGuire) Auman, Nick Ross, Christopher and Erin McGuire, 8 great grandchildren; James and Wil McGuire, Nora McGuire, Andrew and Kaitlyn McGuire, Reagan and Jack McCurdy, Kate and Joseph Auman and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband John McGuire, granddaughter Jamie Pugh and grandson Joseph McGuire. Myra was born Myra Ludwig on December 31, 1926 and raised in Woodsfield, Ohio. She graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in Home Economics and was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. Following graduation, she married husband John and raised 5 children. While raising their family, John and Myra lived in New Jersey, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York State and Ohio. In the early 70’s Myra went to work for the New York State Cooperative Extension Services as a training organizer. While still in New York and later part time in Florida she became busy and successful with real estate sales. She continued to be a dedicated fan and supporter of Ohio State University throughout her life. She was an avid gardener and loved her lakefront cabin in southeastern Ohio where she cultivated and grew a wide variety of beautiful plants and trees among small ponds and waterfalls. Myra was a world traveler with trips all over the USA, Spain, South Korea and the Virgin Islands Hawaii and Alaska. She had a knack for always having some plan in the works for travel or family gatherings! Over the past ten years, even with declining health, she still made trips from Ohio to Arizona, New Hampshire and North Carolina. In January 2015, she left Cincinnati and moved into an assisted living facility in Mesa, Arizona. Visitation will be Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 3PM – 5PM with a Rosary at 4:30 PM at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 East Indian School Road, Phoenix, Arizona. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10AM, Friday, July 21, 2017 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 7655 E. Main Street, Scottsdale, Arizona. Burial will be in Woodsfield, Ohio on July 28, 2017. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. Claret Retreat Center, 4633 North 54th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85018. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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JIRON, GUILLERMO “WILLIE” SR.

Guillermo “Willie” Jiron Sr. passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. He was born in Columbus, New Mexico to Jose and Esther Jiron on May 17, 1931. He was raised in Casas Grande, Chihuahua, Mexico alongside his siblings, Ramon, Irma, Fausto and Oscar. He met and fell in love with his wife of 50 years, Manuela in Corcoran, California. Together they began their family of seven in Toppenish, Washington, eventually settling in Phoenix, Arizona. In life he proudly established a career as a gardener for 30 years with the City of Phoenix. Simultaneously, he worked in professional baseball over the span of 3 decades as a grounds crew for the San Francisco Giants (Phoenix Giants) and Oakland Athletics. Willie was preceded in death by his devoted wife, Manuela “Nellie” and his three sons Jose, Jorge and Guillermo “Willie” Jiron Jr. He is survived by his daughters, Diana Jiron (Rita), Adela Jiron (Alfredo), Maria Jiron-Cano (Henry); his son, Marco Jiron (Dennise); daughter-in-law, Dena Jiron; 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 9:00 – 10:00am, with a Rosary at 9:15am and Funeral Mass at 10:00am, Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 909 E. Washington Street, Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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SICILIANO, PAOLO ANTONIO

19, of Gilbert, Arizona, tragically left this life July 7th, 2017 due to a motor vehicle accident. Paolo was born in Plano, Texas on July 1st, 1998. He graduated from Campo Verde High School, class of 2016, and completed his freshman year at The University of Arizona. Paolo is described by his closest friends and family as someone who always knew how to put a smile on everyone’s face, he enriched every life he touched, he knew how to make people laugh and forget about their worries, he always had a kind word or gesture, he genuinely cared, and he had the most beautiful smile you’ve ever seen. Paolo will be dearly missed. Paolo was a connoisseur of Velveeta mac and cheese, an aficionado of Haribo Gummy Bears, Breaking Bad expert, avid Xbox gamer, Dallas Cowboys fanatic, wondrously curious, outspokenly joyful and a gentle soul. Paolo is preceded in death by his grandmother Vicki Lea Owen and grandfather Paolo Siciliano. He is survived by his parents, Tony and Robin Siciliano, sisters Vicki and Sophia Siciliano, English Bulldogs Winston and Matilda, kitty cat Rosie, grandmother Nancy Robinson, grandfather Michael Spinks and many cousins, aunts and uncles. Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Please join us in celebration of Paolo’s life.

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SESMA, LENORE R.

Lenore R. Sesma, passed away peacefully on July 6, 2017. She is survived by her beloved husband Edward F. Sesma, sisters Vivian and Irma. She will be deeply missed by her children Gilda (Ruben), Denise (John), Camille (Michael), Paul (Alice), Eric, Andrea (Ralph), Steven Jr. and daughter in law Sylvia. She was loved by her 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 3 great- great grandchildren. Lenore was a devoted, caring and loving wife, mother and grandmother adored by all. She will be remembered for the abundance of love she had for her family. “Love you more..” She is preceded in death by her mother, father, brothers, sisters and her son Steven. Visitation will be at 8:00am with a Funeral Mass celebrated at 9:00am, Friday, July 14, 2017 at St. Mary’s Basilica, 231 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.

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TREADWELL, SANDRA LEE

Sandra Lee Treadwell of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on July 6, 2017 at the age of 73. She was born on May 7, 1944 in Highland, Indiana to Joseph and Josephine Danda. Sandra is survived by George, her husband of 52 years, children Chris and Amanda Wilson, grandson Greer and sisters Genevieve Cipolla and Judy Roberts. She was preceded in death by her son Capt. Theodore S. Treadwell, her sister Lillian Danda and her parents. She and her family moved to Arizona when she was two. She attended St. Mary’s High School and the University of Arizona, where she received a Sociology Degree. After college, she married George and raised 3 beautiful children, all whom she put before herself. Sandra was involved in all her children’s activities, dedicating her time to get them to practice and games. Sandra was a devoted, loving, strong wife and a caring mother who will be deeply missed. Family and friends are invited, on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, to a viewing from 9-10 am, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 am at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (www.fallenpatriots.org).

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CULLING, ALICE M. (MALDONADO)

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Alice M (Maldonado) Culling, 99, was born June 9, 1918 in Phoenix, AZ. This beautiful woman was truly loved by all, and loved all unconditionally. She passed away from this life on July 7, 2017 in her home with family close at her side. Preceding her in entering Heaven’s gates is her husband Alfred Culling, parents Antonio and Teresa Maldonado and seven brothers and two sisters. Left to continue her legacy are children Danny Culling (Hacklene), Teddy Whitaker (Ted), Butch Culling (Sharon), 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 22 great, great grandchildren, 3 great, great, great grandchildren and numerous nephews, nieces and extended family. The celebration of her life will be held on Friday, July 14, 2017 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ. Visit and share your love with her at the 9:00 am viewing, the Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am with a farewell parade to St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in her name to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014.

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WILSON, JACK H. M.D.

Dr. Jack Wilson passed away peacefully on July 1, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Jack was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and loving friend to all. He was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado on September 5, 1928, to Cherrill and Freda Wilson and grew up in Henryetta, Oklahoma. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1950 where he was a member of the Air Force ROTC and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant upon graduation. His professional journey began at George Washington School of Medicine followed by a rotating internship at Tripler General Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii. Jack was a Flight Surgeon and Chief of OB-GYN at Hunter Air Force Base in Savannah, Georgia and completed residency in OB-GYN and Cytology at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington D.C. During this time, he was also a White House Assistant Physician and then went on to serve at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona. He applied for commission in the US Navy and returned as a Naval Captain. He retired after 38 years of service to our Country. He entered private practice in Phoenix in 1963 until his retirement in July, 1992. He was a teaching surgeon at Good Samaritan Hospital while serving on numerous civic and medical boards. Jack had an engaging personality and great sense of humor. He would most like to be remembered for the life he embraced. He loved to engage others in conversation and never met a stranger. Through his love of conversation, he came to know of a patient’s daughter-in-law who had become a widow with four young children. He asked to meet her and immediately Jack and Pat had a sparkle in their eyes and love in their hearts. Jack Wilson and Pat Sebald joined families on June 29, 1979. After raising his five children; Kathie Borst, Jim Wilson(Nancy), Susan Pardue, Tom Wilson and Sharon Ewing (Marty); he lovingly accepted the responsibility to raise another family; Stephanie Compton (Shaun), Laura Calderon (Luis), Mary Sebald (John Gransbery) and John Sebald (Brigette). Through the blended family, he was blessed with 21 grand-children and 2 great-grandchildren. He had a joy of life, a smile than never ended and a heart that was always giving. Jack was a man of strong faith, high moral character and a sincere empathy for his fellow man. Always a role model for his family, he generously provided guidance that “if you can imagine it, you can achieve it, if you dream it, you can become it.” He cherished bringing hundreds of babies into the world with the patients he loved and with the respect of his peers. Jack and Pat loved to travel abroad and domestically throughout their 38 plus years together. He treasured a special calling as a Knight in The Order of Malta caring for the homeless, sick and poor. From a very young age, Jack had a true love of music with a beautiful bass voice and always had music playing. Jack became ill by contracting West Nile Virus in October, 2008. As heartbreaking as his illness was, he knew he was loved and returned that love with a contagious smile every day. His beloved dog, Lucky provided him much love and companionship. Jack and Pat cherished each day they were able to spend together. The family wants to thank the Foundation for Senior Living (Men’s Club as he affectionately called it). A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix, on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at 10:00am. Jack cherished the words “I love you”. He would be honored if you pay this love forward. If you have an opportunity to love someone and change their lives please do so in Jack’s memory. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Foundation for Senior Living, 1201 E. Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85014 or Crosier Fathers and Brothers, 2617 E. Campbell Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016.

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QUARANTA, FREDA

84 of Phoenix, AZ, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Freda was born November 22, 1932 in Charleston, WV to parents Clyde and Mary (Kidd) Cavender. At a young age, she learned to play piano and continued with piano throughout her life. Her love of piano helped to inspire a similar love of music in her granddaughters. Freda had a love for learning which gave her a determination to attend college. As a result, she earned a BA in Elementary School Education at Marshall University and began a career as a school teacher. She also earned a Master of Arts from West Virginia University and much later in life a MS in Library Science from the University of Arizona. Freda’s early years in academic studies earned her acceptance into “Who’s Who” in American Colleges and Universities and also Senior Women’s Academic University Honorary. She earned a North-South West Virginia College Scholarship that was to be the start of her career. She was also a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority and a member of the AZ State Library Association. Freda left her imprint in the lives of many children and young people by teaching them the value of trust and mentoring relationships. School administrators and co-teachers appreciated her skills in identifying learning difficulties and providing effective instruction methods in the classroom. She was admired and recognized by staff as the kind of teacher that parents wanted for their children. It was during her years at Marshall University that she met Dino Quaranta and began a romance and friendship that would last a lifetime. Their journey together took them from West Virginia to Chicago, Phoenix, Richmond Virginia and then finally back to Phoenix where Freda loved the desert lifestyle. She enjoyed cruises and was fortunate to be able to travel and see parts of the world such as Europe, New Zealand and Australia. Freda was a wonderful wife and mother, who was devoted to her family and was loved by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband Dino of 62 years, her children Steve, Keith and Dena, her four grandchildren Taylor, Payton, Victoria, Katie and a younger sister Erma Frederick. She is preceded in death by her brothers Frederick, Carl and Kenneth and her older sister Juanita Stump. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am, Friday, July 7, 2017 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Parish, 4715 N. Central Avenue in Phoenix. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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QUARANTA, FREDA

84 of Phoenix, AZ, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Freda was born November 22, 1932 in Charleston, WV to parents Clyde and Mary (Kidd) Cavender. At a young age, she learned to play piano and continued with piano throughout her life. Her love of piano helped to inspire a similar love of music in her granddaughters. Freda had a love for learning which gave her a determination to attend college. As a result, she earned a BA in Elementary School Education at Marshall University and began a career as a school teacher. She also earned a Master of Arts from West Virginia University and much later in life a MS in Library Science from the University of Arizona. Freda’s early years in academic studies earned her acceptance into “Who’s Who” in American Colleges and Universities and also Senior Women’s Academic University Honorary. She earned a North-South West Virginia College Scholarship that was to be the start of her career. She was also a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority and a member of the AZ State Library Association. Freda left her imprint in the lives of many children and young people by teaching them the value of trust and mentoring relationships. School administrators and co-teachers appreciated her skills in identifying learning difficulties and providing effective instruction methods in the classroom. She was admired and recognized by staff as the kind of teacher that parents wanted for their children. It was during her years at Marshall University that she met Dino Quaranta and began a romance and friendship that would last a lifetime. Their journey together took them from West Virginia to Chicago, Phoenix, Richmond Virginia and then finally back to Phoenix where Freda loved the desert lifestyle. She enjoyed cruises and was fortunate to be able to travel and see parts of the world such as Europe, New Zealand and Australia. Freda was a wonderful wife and mother, who was devoted to her family and was loved by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband Dino of 62 years, her children Steve, Keith and Dena, her four grandchildren Taylor, Payton, Victoria, Katie and a younger sister Erma Frederick. She is preceded in death by her brothers Frederick, Carl and Kenneth and her older sister Juanita Stump. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am, Friday, July 7, 2017 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Parish, 4715 N. Central Avenue in Phoenix. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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JARAMILLO, EMMA LUE

Emma Lue Jaramillo of Phoenix, AZ went to our Lord on June 28, 2017 at hospice in Phoenix. She and her twin were born November 24, 1940 in Stilwell, OK to Guy and Demoy Pate. One of 8 children, she was preceded in death by parents, 2 siblings and beloved husband Felix Jaramillo. Married twice, she has 2 children, Kimberly Joy and Corrina Marie, 4 step children and numerous grand and great grandchildren. Not only a wonderful home maker, she held several jobs and retired as a cosmetologist. She will be missed by all. Visitation will be from 8:00 – 9:00 A.M., with a Funeral Service at 9:00 A.M., Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.

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HOWE, KENNETH FRANK

On June 27, 2017, in Scottsdale, AZ, Ken passed away and was reunited with his wife of 61 years, Marjorie Lou, who preceded him in death in 2007. Ken was born in Fairbury, NE, on July 12, 1924. He is survived by his son, Woody (Diane), two grandchildren, Ryan (Ann) and Jaime Mandarino (Steve) and six great grandchildren; Rachel, Jacob and Andrew Howe and Luke, Lily and Michael Mandarino. Ken served his country in the Air Force as a combat fighter pilot during WWII. He never met a stranger and had life-long friends. He loved cars and airplanes and a good martini. His family was his pride and joy and they never tired of listening to his stories. Facts never got in the way of a good story. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, July 10, 2017 at 10:00 am at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018 with a reception to follow in Fr. Feeney Hall. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Timothy Catholic School, 2520 N. Alma School Road, Mesa, AZ 85210 or St. John Bosco Catholic School, 16035 S. 48th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85048. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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O’MALLEY, JANE ANNE JONES

88, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away June 23, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 15, 1928 in South Bend, Indiana to Herbert and Margaret Jones. There she met Ted O’Malley Jr. while he was attending Norte Dame University. They married shortly after his graduation on June 5, 1951 and moved to Ted’s home town of Phoenix, Arizona where she has lived ever since. She worked as a full time mother and housewife raising their six children. She enjoyed life and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Phoenix Junior League, the Benedictine Oblates, Valley Field Riding and Polo Club and the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. She loved her time volunteering for different organizations and raised her children with a love of family and others. Jane Anne is survived by her husband of 66 years Edward V. O’Malley Jr., Mary Beach (Rowan), Anne Edelstein (Robert “Tico”), Maureen O’Malley, Larry O’Malley (Nancy), Peggy Anton (William), Brigid O’Malley, 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her sister Margaret Jones Logan and her daughter Katherine O’Malley. A private interment will be held at St. Francis Cemetery. A memorial service will be held in early fall. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Andre House, 213 S. 11th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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O’MALLEY, JANE ANNE JONES

88, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away June 23, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 15, 1928 in South Bend, Indiana to Herbert and Margaret Jones. There she met Ted O’Malley Jr. while he was attending Norte Dame University. They married shortly after his graduation on June 5, 1951 and moved to Ted’s home town of Phoenix, Arizona where she has lived ever since. She worked as a full time mother and housewife raising their six children. She enjoyed life and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Phoenix Junior League, the Benedictine Oblates, Valley Field Riding and Polo Club and the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. She loved her time volunteering for different organizations and raised her children with a love of family and others. Jane Anne is survived by her husband of 66 years Edward V. O’Malley Jr., Mary Beach (Rowan), Anne Edelstein (Robert “Tico”), Maureen O’Malley, Larry O’Malley (Nancy), Peggy Anton (William), Brigid O’Malley, 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her sister Margaret Jones Logan and her daughter Katherine O’Malley. A private interment will be held at St. Francis Cemetery. A memorial service will be held in early fall. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Andre House, 213 S. 11th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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ROBINSON, HOWARD D.

Howard D. “Butch” Robinson, 76, from Mesa Arizona went home to be with his Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday June 24, 2017. Howard was born on September 25, 1940 in Des Moines, Iowa to Marion F. and Lillian T. (Piske) Robinson.

Howard grew up in Iowa, Illinois and Arizona. Howard graduated from Scottsdale High school in 1959 and joined the U.S. Army where he proudly served his beloved America until 1962. He loved to tell stories about how cold it got at the Thule AFB in Greenland and how the early warning system locked onto the moon thinking it was a Russian missile causing the SAC to scramble fighter jets while he was stationed in Thule.

After his military service Howard returned to Iowa where met the love of his life, Elaine H. Morgan from Prairie City, Iowa. They met at the Knoxville Nationals and they were off to the races… if you could imagine that. On January 26, 1963 Howard and Elaine were married in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in Minnehaha County and, as Elaine would say, they had many Minnehahas thru the years!!! By December 1963 they had a bundle of joy as Robbie came along just in time for Christmas. They moved around a few times living in Iowa, California and finally settling down in Arizona.

After moving to Arizona in 1982 Howard found his calling in the medical transportation industry as the General Manager of Professional Medical Transport (PMT). Howard eventually acquired his own ambulance company, Emergency Medical Transportation Inc. (EMTI) and ventured out on his own. Howard went on to own and operate several medical transportation companies and related support services over the years. Howard enjoyed transporting patients and listening to them as they told him their life stories. Howard branded all of his companies under the “American” banner because he loved everything about this great country, especially American bald eagles. Howard soared as “Eagle One” (his dispatch call sign) until his retirement. Howard was a member of the American Legion.

Howard was preceded in death by his parents, brother Earle “Skip” and sister Marion (Severance). Those left to honor his memory are his wife of 54 years, Elaine, son Howard W. “Robbie” (Michelle), 3 grandchildren Wayne (Chey), Taylor (Alissa), Sarah and 2 great granddaughters Charlotte (Taylor) and Chloe (Wayne). Howard is also survived by his brother Jerry (Sally) of Springfield Missouri and a multitude of loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M., Thursday, July 06, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix.

A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be conducted by Pastor Dave Schmidt of Christ Church Lutheran at 9:15 A.M., Friday, July 07, at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona; 23029 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix. The cemetery will be on the right side of the road. Continue north to Pinnacle Peak Road & turn right. Main entrance is will be on the right side. Once inside, you will see an electronic sign on your right that will direct you to the shelter for the service.

A reception will immediately follow the Graveside Service at the Deer Valley Airport Restaurant; 702 West Deer Valley Road, Phoenix. Please RSVP for the reception by Saturday, July 1st, 2017 by contacting Elaine, Michelle or Robbie.

Our family appreciates flowers sent for the visitation or in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Howard to the 100 Club of Arizona; 333 N 44th St #100, Phoenix, Az 85008. The 100 Club of Arizona supports families of Police and Fire first responders.

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ROSSMAN, WENDELL ERNST

Wendell Ernst Rossman went home to Our Lord on June 22, 2017, to join his beloved wife, Doreen Mary, and his daughter, Carmel Janet Roeck. Born in Munich, Germany on November 21, 1926, he is survived by his children Patricia Rossman, Wendy (James) Nichols, Michael Rossman, Constance Rossman, 16 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and a great-great granddaughter on the way. As an Architect, he helped shape Arizona. As a Philanthropist, he and Doreen helped reshape the world. A Visitation will be held from 6:00-7:00 P.M. with a Rosary at 6:30 P.M. on Friday, June 30, 2017 at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 6261 N. Granite Reef Road, in Scottsdale. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, in Phoenix. Donations may be made to Americare Hospice and Palliative Care, www.americarehospice.org. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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OTONDO, DOROTHY YSIDOR

Dorothy “Dottie” Ames Otondo passed away June 24 and is now united with her husband, Joseph of 69 years. She was born February 6, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri to Edith and Harry Ames and was one of 7 children. As a child she looked forward to her adventurous summer visits with cousins in the country. At the young age of 17, Dorothy came to Phoenix to be with her younger brother who was here for health reasons. For the next 3 years, she attended St. Joseph School of Nursing. Within a few months’ time, she graduated from nursing school, turned 21 and married her beloved husband. This began her life as a devoted wife and mother of 8, rooted in her treasured Catholic faith. Dorothy truly embraced the joys, surprises & challenges that were all part of family life. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren cherish the wisdom she shared of God, family and life, most especially through her beautiful example. Her kind, gracious & delightful spirit are deeply embedded in their hearts. Her greatest hope and prayer was that they all live and follow their Catholic faith. Dorothy’s warmth and joy was felt by all who knew her throughout her life. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph, son Michael, parents and siblings. She is survived by her 7 children – Martha Otondo, Catherine Otondo, John Otondo, Marian Dunaway, Ann (Dan) Salcido, Susan Patterson, Patricia Otondo, 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The viewing will be at Friday, June 30, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm with the Rosary at 6:30 pm. and a Funeral Mass celebrated at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Brophy Chapel, 4701 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix. A reception will follow at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Burial will be Monday, July 3, 2017 at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Serra Club of Arizona – Seminarian Fund, c/o Diocese of Phoenix, 400 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix, 85004 or First Way Pregnancy Center, 3501 N. 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016. Our beloved mother and Nana ~ you will be dearly missed and forever loved. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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SCHAFFER, SANDRA MANGAN

Sandra Mangan Schaffer has left a wake of people who love her. Born September 27, 1937 to Suzanne Margaret and Lieutenant Colonel Charles Stephen Mangan in Miami, Florida, her parents raised her and her brother, Charles Stephen Mangan II on Air Force bases across the United States. Sandra graduated Suma Cum Laude from Webster University in Missouri and received a Master’s Degree in English at John Carol University in Cleveland. Her first marriage was to Edgar Jascha Appelman in 1962 with whom she gave birth to her daughter, Margarita Susan Apple, and son, Owen Mark Appelman in Maryland. Sandra raised her children in Connecticut where she resided for twenty-five years while attending the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Stamford (UUC) and worked at General Electric as a computer systems analyst. She married James Thomas Lynch in 1979. Sandra and Jim moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1984 where they attended the UUC of Phoenix and worked at American Express as a computer systems analyst until she retired. She survived James Lynch in 2007. Throughout her lifetime she volunteered in many ways living the covenant of the Unitarian Church that “service is our prayer”. Her volunteer service in Phoenix, Arizona included the Head Start program at Booker T. Washington for twenty years as treasurer on the board of directors; Madison Heights Elementary School; UMOM at the New Day Center; the UU Service committee; and in the Ecuadoran countryside with doctors from the Tandana Foundation. Sandra married Richard Earl Schaffer in 2010 with whom she shared seven years of love. She travelled extensively. All the while Sandra left trails of people who loved, appreciated, and admired her. She succumbed to ovarian cancer after a brave five-year battle on June 19, 2017 in her home surrounded by loving friends and family. She is survived by her brother, son, daughter, three grandchildren, step-son John Stickle Lynch, three step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren; and her husband. A celebration of Sandra’s life will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix, 4027 E. Lincoln Drive, on July 8, 2017 at 10:00 am. Memorial donations may be made to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix, Planned Parenthood of Arizona, KAET, and Hospice of the Valley.

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CIPOLLA, KERRY

62, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away June 21, 2017. Kerry was born February 26, 1955 to parents, Louis and Margaret Cipolla. Native to Arizona, he attended East High School. Kerry served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He was also a Metal Spray Specialist at Honeywell and eventually retired after 30 years. Kerry is survived by his wife of 37 years, Roberta Cipolla, daughter Lisa Muñoz (husband Angel Muñoz), sons Louis Cipolla, Giovanni Cipolla (wife Hawley Cipolla), aunt Anita Mullikin, sister Michelle Shoemaker (husband Dave Shoemaker) and 13 Grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Louis & Margaret Cipolla and his brothers Stevie and Duane Cipolla. Kerry was a big family man and held each of them very close to his heart. He will be deeply missed by all. A Visitation will be held from 5:00-9:00 P.M. on Friday, June 30, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, in Phoenix. A Funeral Service will be held at 9:00 A.M. on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home. Interment to follow at 10:30 A.M. at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, 2300 W. Van Buren, in Phoenix.

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WOJTASZEK, BENEDICT N.

Age 99, passed away on June 14, 2017 at Huger Mercy Center where he resided. Ben was born on March 21, 1918 to Joseph and Mary Wojtaszek. He married his wife Charlotte Kilijan of 60 years, in Chicago in 1941. Ben was preceded in death by his parents, wife, siblings and his son Robert. Ben was active in the Knights of Columbus, serving as a past State Officer and Grand Knight. He was a founding member and Top Hat Recipient of St. Vincent de Paul and a founding member of St. Thomas the Apostle. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 6:00 P.M. with a Rosary and Knights of Columbus Chalice Service at 6:00 P.M. on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M., Friday, June 30, 2017 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2312 E. Campbell Avenue, Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.

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O’BOYLE, SISTER EVELYN

Sister Evelyn O’Boyle entered into eternal life June 21, 2017. She was born November 5, 1932 in Galway, Ireland, the second child of Emmet and Eileen Greaney O’Boyle. She entered the religious congregation of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Crosshaven, Co. Cork, Ireland, in 1957 and made her profession of vows in 1959. In 1960 Sister Evelyn was missioned to the United Sates and spent the following 57 years serving the Church in Arizona. She taught at parochial schools in Globe and in Mesa prior to serving as director of religious education in Mesa and in Phoenix. She also ministered as a spiritual director and retreat director. Sister Evelyn received her undergraduate degree from Women’s College in San Diego and her graduate degree from Seattle University. She did further study at Regina Mundi in Rome and the Marianella Institute in Dublin, Ireland. Artistically and musically talented, Sister Evelyn studied and taught the Suzuki violin method. She created beautiful pieces of Carrickmacross lace. She considered her most significant achievement the development of the religious education program, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, in the diocese and beyond. Sister Evelyn’s parents and her brother, Kevin, preceded her in death. She is survived by the Presentation Sisters of the U.S. Province, her sister, and brother-in-law Gearoidine and Ollie Kent, sister-in-law Charlotte O’Boyle, nieces, nephews and extended family. In lieu of flowers please make donations in her memory to Presentation Sisters Ministry Fund, 5151 Evergreen Ave., Cypress, CA 90630 or your favorite charity. Visitation & Rosary will be at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Resurrection at 10 a.m. Monday, June 26, 2017 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85012. Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, 2033 North 48th Street, Phoenix, AZ. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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RONAN, ANGELA ELIZABETH

Angela Elizabeth Ronan (Wurth), age 98, died in Phoenix, AZ on June 21, 2017. Born May 29, 1919 in Phoenix, AZ, to Felix and Mary Christina Wurth. She attended St Mary’s Grade School and graduated from St Mary’s High School. She went on to attend Phoenix College. On May 30th, 1941, Angela married Firmin Joseph Ronan. She lived in Phoenix all her life and worked at St. Thomas the Apostle Church and for the State of Arizona in various functions until retiring in 1984. Angela was a charter member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, a Past Prefect of its Sodality, as well as a Eucharistic and Bereavement Minister. Angela will be especially remembered for her positive outlook and zest for life. She was an avid bridge player and loved to camp and hike. She traveled extensively with family and friends throughout the United States and Europe, touring China the year she retired. Angela was a devout Catholic and dedicated mother. She considered her children to be her special achievements. After Firmin passed away in 1959, she carried the burden of raising 8 children by herself, the oldest in high school and the youngest in diapers. The neighbors remember seeing her walking to Mass at 5AM during the week and 8AM on Sundays with several of the children in tow behind her. Around the neighborhood, she was known as St. Angela of Monterosa Street. Survivors include her daughters Maureen (Ron) Gass, Christina (Larry) Johnson, Patty (B. B.) Hosch, Bridget (John) Hahn, Sheila (Allan) Kuenn, her sons Nick (Ellen) Ronan, Tim (Sheryl) Ronan and Kernan (Diane) Ronan. Other surviving family members include 14 grandchildren, Angie (Todd) Davidson, Stephanie (Tracy) Gass, Paul (Meredith) Gass, Meagan (Alex) Robertson, Ann Colter (Rob) Cheron, Wurth (Chris) Drummond, Adam (Maralee) Wagner, Hannah Kuenn, Liberty Ronan, Ian Hamilton Schubert, Sophia Ronan, Patrick Ronan, Christy (Brice) Semmens and Jenny Pattengill, 16 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Angela was preceded in death by her husband Firmin, her parents Felix and Mary Christina Wurth, her sisters Kathleen Pemberton, Margarite Wurth, Elizabeth Scott Garthe, brothers Joseph S. Wurth and Father Mary Philip Wurth, OCD. Visitation will be from 8:00 – 9:30 A.M., Monday, June 26, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M., Monday, June 26, 2017 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix. Burial will be private. Reception will follow the Mass at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Angela’s final resting place will be at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery where she will be interred next to her beloved husband, Firmin. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Angela’s memory to St. Vincent de Paul, P.O. Box 13600, Phoenix, AZ 85002. Our heartfelt thanks to Amy and Daniel Pantiru and the staff at Shea Estates for the kind and loving care they provided in Angela’s final years, Dr. Navneet Jalal, Kathleen McGinnis and Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care for their help and support.

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JORDAN, ASA F.

With heavy hearts, the family of Asa F. Jordan said goodbye to the patriarch of their family on Monday, June 19. Asa passed away at his home after suffering complications from Parkinson’s Disease. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary, his son Michael (Laura Sammons) and his daughter Janet (Paul Richmann). He has four grandchildren, Jonathan, Emily, Michael and David.

Asa was born in a small town in Mississippi where he learned the value of hard work, commitment to family, love of country and a life grounded in faith. The youngest of six children, Asa chose a career that would take him beyond the boundaries of his home town, Ashland. At 18 years-of-age he joined the Air Force in response to America’s role in the Korean War, but his military career was quickly halted due to the death of his father. With an honorable discharge, he returned to Ashland and his family. Three years later, Asa’s life was again redirected when President Eisenhower modified draft legislation which enabled his ability to re-enlist. Asa spent much of his Air Force career stateside, though he served during both the Korean and Vietnam wars. He flew Air Evac and emergency rescue missions during the Cold War, was a trained medical technician and hospital administrator. He was the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal on two occasions and the Air Force Commendation Medal for outstanding service, on three occasions. At the peak of his career, Asa served in the office of the Surgeon General Headquarters, Strategic Air Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Asa ended his military career there after 24 years. In 1956, Asa married the love of his life, Mary, in an intimate family wedding in her home town, Shoshone, Idaho. They had two children and enjoyed a career that enabled assignments throughout America, Spain and Guam. Asa retired from the Air Force in 1978 and relocated his family from Nebraska to Arizona. In 1980 he became a small business owner, purchasing a well-respected family-owned business, Bell Drapery & Cleaners. Asa and Mary were the face of Bell Drapery cultivating a loyal clientele throughout the Phoenix community. Asa was active in this distinct industry affecting legislation to write the Clean Air Act and serving as a lobbyist for a myriad of relevant legislation. He was President of the Western States Drycleaners Association and named Drycleaner of the Year in 1992. Asa retired from this second career after 22 years. Asa was known within his family for his quick, dry wit, twinkling blue eyes when he was up to mischief and a sense of loyalty that his children and grandchildren valued. No one was bigger or better than his family. To Asa’s heart, he was the most fortunate of men, who had been blessed with the best. Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M., with Rosary at 7:00 P.M., Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M., Friday, June 23, 2017 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4701 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix. Asa will be interred in a private ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. In lieu of flowers the family requests donation to the Parkinson’s Association of America.

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ANDREWS, GWENNIE

formerly of Wichita Falls, passed away on May 22, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona where she has resided for the past two years. Gwennie was born 94 years ago in England and raised in her beloved Dales of Yorkshire. At university in London at the outbreak of World War II, she was conscripted into hospital work and survived the bombing of that great city. During the war, she met and married Robert Andrews who was in England with the Army Air Corps. Making the Air Force his career. Gwennie was by his side over the next twenty-five years, traveling from base to base, including two separate tours at Sheppard AFB. Retiring in Wichita Falls, Bob and Gwennie were active members of the Maskat Shrine until Bob’s death in 1970. Gwennie continued her community service at Sheppard AFB and in Wichita Falls, working in the Base Chapels’ Sunday School programs, hosting foreign pilots in training and assisting in hospitals. Gwennie never lost her lovely accent, nor her positive outlook on life that she has passed on to her son, John Andrews, his wife, Lisa, grandchildren, great grandchildren and her great, great grandson. Please forward condolences and memories to jandrewsinfo@gmail.com

Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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ANDREWS, GWENNIE

formerly of Wichita Falls, passed away on May 22, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona where she has resided for the past two years. Gwennie was born 94 years ago in England and raised in her beloved Dales of Yorkshire. At university in London at the outbreak of World War II, she was conscripted into hospital work and survived the bombing of that great city. During the war, she met and married Robert Andrews who was in England with the Army Air Corps. Making the Air Force his career. Gwennie was by his side over the next twenty-five years, traveling from base to base, including two separate tours at Sheppard AFB. Retiring in Wichita Falls, Bob and Gwennie were active members of the Maskat Shrine until Bob’s death in 1970. Gwennie continued her community service at Sheppard AFB and in Wichita Falls, working in the Base Chapels’ Sunday School programs, hosting foreign pilots in training and assisting in hospitals. Gwennie never lost her lovely accent, nor her positive outlook on life that she has passed on to her son, John Andrews, his wife, Lisa, grandchildren, great grandchildren and her great, great grandson. Please forward condolences and memories to jandrewsinfo@gmail.com

Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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KOKALIS, GEORGE PETER

55, passed away unexpectedly on June 13, 2017. He was born on June 24, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois to Peter and Matina Kokalis. In 1962, the family moved to Phoenix where he spent the majority of his life. George attended Phoenix Country Day School from kindergarten through high school where he developed many life-long friends. He always loved to learn and maintained his commitment to education, graduating from ASU and earning his MBA from the University of Chicago. He continued with his education up until the day he died taking online property tax classes through the University of Southern California. George enjoyed a long career in property tax and had recently taken a new position for which he was thrilled. George loved yoga, sports, especially his Chicago teams and enjoyed watching his nephews play football. He always lit up a room with his smile and sense of humor. George had such a kind and gentle soul that left a positive influence on all that met him. George loved being with his family and with the greatest joy of his life, his daughter Zoe. He cherished every moment they had together. George was preceded in death by his father, Peter, only five short months ago. He is survived by his loving mother, Matina; his daughter, Zoe; his brother Jason and sister Eve Danoff (Robert); his nephews, Michael (Tiffany) Flores, Cody Kokalis, Max and Sam Danoff. In addition, he is survived by numerous cousins and many friends throughout the world. Visitation will be held Monday, June 19, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 P.M. with a Trisagion Service at 7:00 P.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1973 E. Maryland Avenue, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral or to the charity of your choice.

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QUINN, IRENE LOUISE

Irene Quinn was born September 9, 1929. She arrived in Phoenix in 1953 and never lost her Boston accent. For 64 years she grew up with Phoenix from the Luhrs Tower and Central Avenue Insurance Adjuster offices with her ex-husband Andrew Quinn, to serving many for fine gift and bridal needs at Entz-White and Gruenwald Adams. She was blessed by and blessed the families of the Paradise Valley Country Club to well past retirement age and then continued to volunteer at the Neurosurgical Surgical Waiting room at the Barrow Neurological Institute into her 80’s. Always at her best, nothing but a positive and gracious presence and dressed to the 9’s Irene passed peacefully away in her own home June 13, 2017 with her beloved children son, Andrew Quinn, daughter, Debra Pope and daughter-in-law Tracy Morris. She leaves Many people very special to her, carrying them always in her heart on her next journey – thank you for your presence in her life. “We’re so Glad we had this Time Together”. Private services have been held. You may share condolences for the family at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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CORALLO, JAMES KEITH

James “Jim” Corallo of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away at age 62 on June 12, 2017. He joins in Heaven his beloved father John, mother Laverne and brother Michael. Jim was known most for his love of family and friends, biking and travel. He grew up in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Scottsdale in 1970. He ended a long and successful career in sales as Director of Sales for Northland Premier Distributors. Jim was a loving husband, father and grandfather and a friend of many and will be deeply missed. He is survived by his wife Annette, son Keith, daughter-in-law Melinda, daughters Lauren and Kelsey and granddaughter Julia. A Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 PM, Friday, June 16, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Make-A-Wish Foundation or Ronald McDonald House.

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O’CONNOR, JOSEPH CHARLES

Joseph “Bud” O’Connor of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away at 88 years young at 12:45 PM, June 4, 2017. He joins in Heaven his beloved wife of 60 years, Claudia and his eldest son Patrick. Joe was known most for his loyalty to his family and Irish charm. He grew up in Detroit, Michigan. He served in the Army as a Paratrooper. He became vice president of the Detroit Legal News- Inland Press and moved to Arizona in 1976 where he opened and operated J&J Printing with his partner John for 18 years. After retiring, he was a proud member of the Scottsdale Elks Lodge 2148 and volunteered weekly as the oldest bartender in Scottsdale.  He is survived by his children, David and Jodi O’Connor, his granddaughters, Ashley and Shannon O’Connor and his great grandson Joseph Robert. The Visitation will be held from 5 PM to 8 PM, with a Rosary being prayed at 7 PM, Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd, Phoenix.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Rd, Friday, June 16, 2017 at 10 AM.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of the Valley in honor of Joseph and Claudia O’Connor.

 

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PATERRA, LILLIAN JOAN

Of Paradise Valley, Arizona passed away on June 5, 2017 at the age of 100. Lillian was born July 12, 1916 in Hastings-on—Hudson, New York. She was the first born of seven children to Louretta and Joseph Pisanello. She was preceded in death by her sisters Mary, Cecilia and her brother Joseph. She attended Hastings-on-Hudson High School and later worked as a seamstress to help support her family. On October 27, 1940 Lillian married Benjamin P. Paterra of Yonkers, New York. She was preceded in death eleven years ago by her best friend and husband of 66 years. After Ben retired from the railroad in 1980, they moved to Paradise Valley, Arizona where she enjoyed the warm climate and working in her rose garden. Lillian was also a great chef and her friends and relatives frequently requested her homemade raviolis. She was known for her crystal-clear baby blue eyes and beautiful white hair. Most of all, Lilly loved to dance and have fun. She is survived by her children Linda Gentle and Michael, three grandchildren, Jenifer, Carey and Chrislyn, eight great-grandchildren and four great, great-grandchildren, sisters Virginia and Amelia, brother Jim and eighteen nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M., Friday, June 9, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Graveside Service will be at 11:30 A.M., Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Holy Redeemer Cemetery, 23015 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix.

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RODRIGUEZ, DANNY RODRIGUEZ

Our Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, great grandfather, Relative and Friend has gone Home to Rest in Heaven.  Danny Rodriguez born February 14, 1944 in Morenci, AZ.  He went to be with The Lord Sunday, June 4, 2017. He will be greatly missed by his Loving wife of 53 years Margie Rodriguez, son Danny, and Daughter Margaret, as well as grandchildren, great grandchildren, brother and sister, numerous nieces, nephews, and relatives. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. -12:00 P.M., with a Funeral Service at 12:00 P.M., Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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BLOOM, JAMES “JIM” ROBERT

James (Jim) Robert Bloom, 82, passed away unexpectedly on May 31, 2017, surrounded by loved ones. Jim was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, graduating from St. Thomas University in 1957. He was a successful executive working at Honeywell for thirty years and retiring from Tektronix as Executive Vice President, Sales in 1998. Jim was an avid sports fan, playing hockey and golf on his high school and college teams and also enjoyed hiking and reading. His move to Paradise Valley once he retired meant enjoying the game he loved, golf, on a year round basis. Jim was known for his sharp-wit, love of dogs, genuineness and consideration of others in all aspects of life. Jim was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be deeply missed by his family. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Jane, and five children: Lori (Tim) Walker, Bob Bloom, John (Sue) Bloom, Lisa Austin and Patti (Todd) Bracey. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at the Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 10 AM with a reception following at son John’s. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Mission of Mercy, 360 E. Coronado Rd., #160, Phoenix, AZ 85004 or Arizona Humane Society, Attn: Development Department, 1521 W. Dobbin Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85041.

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GLASS, MICHAEL PATRICK

Michael Patrick Glass, age 55, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, of natural causes. He will always be loved and missed by his family and friends. Michael was born on June 11, 1961, in Marysville, California, to Robert Porter Glass, Jr., and Mary Ann Richardson Glass. When he was still a child, his family moved to Montana, where he enjoyed the great outdoors of Bridger and Red Lodge. Later in life, Michael moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where he met his best friend and life partner, Bryce Yoder, in 1987.

Naturally gifted as a fine artist, Michael painted murals in the trompe l’oeil (literally, trick-the-eye) tradition and also painted Faux finishes. He learned the art of coiffure at the Scott Cole Academy, and was a freelance hair stylist. His creative endeavors also included master baking and cooking to the delight of many. Michael volunteered for The Girl Scouts of Arizona by putting on art workshops for their niece’s troop and also volunteered with the Pomelo Park Neighborhood in Phoenix.

Michael is survived by his partner Bryce Yoder; his siblings, Rob, Steve, Chris, Susan; his nieces and nephews, William, Ryan, Danielle, Jeffery, and Lauren; his sister-in-law Debbie and brother-in-law, Bruce; his mother-in-law, Bert; Bryce’s nieces Heather, Natalie, Rachel, and Lydia; his dear friends, Missy, Patricia, and Angelique; and his beloved Airedale terrier, Flaik.

 

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SANCHEZ, PEDRO JR.

Pedro Sanchez Jr. was called home by his Heavenly Father on June 1, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 73. He was born November 9, 1943 in El Paso, TX. Pedro is survived by his wife of 48 years, Lydia Sanchez, and his 5 children: Antonio Payan (Vickie), Pedro Sanchez III (Stephanie), Francisco Sanchez, Oscar Sanchez, and Crystal Sanchez. He is also survived by sisters Alice Escobedo, Teri Morales (Robert), Herlinda Samaniego, Martha Hidalgo, Dora Esparza (Neto), and 7 grandchildren (Nick, Ariel, Gabriel, Alyssa, Ricky, Lucia, and Pete IV). He was preceded in death by his mother Esperanza Samaniego, father Pedro Sanchez, and daughter Siboney Sanchez. Pedro was a devout catholic and spent most of his free time doing what he loved most – composing, singing, and playing guitar during masses for St. Marks, Sacred Heart, and other parishes in the community. While he lies in peaceful sleep, his memory we shall always keep. Visitations will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018. Rosary will begin at 6:00 P.M. A Funeral Mass to celebrate Pedro’s life will begin at 10:30 A.M. the following day, Monday, June 12, 2017, at St. Mark Catholic Church, 400 N. 30th Street, Phoenix. Interment to follow at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix. The family would like to express our thanks for the wonderful care given by Emblem HealthCare Hospice.

 

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KETTERER, JOAN EILEEN

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Joan Eileen Ketterer passed away peacefully on June 1, 2017 at the age of 82. Before her death, she would often say that she had seen heaven and it’s beautiful. She was born Joan Eileen Hoar on August 30, 1934, to C. Eileen Kelley and Gerald J. Hoar in Chicago, Illinois. She grew up in South Bend, Indiana on the campus of the University of Notre Dame as her father was a Notre Dame graduate and an engineer in the laundry department. Her talent and passion for singing and musical theatre began early and included playing the lead in South Pacific. Joan received her Registered Nursing (RN) degree from St. Mary’s College in South Bend, Indiana because she wanted to be a stewardess and travel. On August 29, 1955, she married Henry Ketterer and the newlyweds moved to Phoenix, AZ the next day to start Henry’s job of teaching music at St. Mary’s High School. She gave birth to six children and never missed a game or concert. Her love of music allowed her to travel around the world as she had planned. Joan and Henry were active members of the CD Singers with conductor Dan Durand, St. Thomas Choir, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Choir, Phoenix College Concert Choir under the direction of J. Edmund Hughes, McConnell Singers Women’s Choir, starting with Kay Poore, Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix, and the Choralaires of Phoenix. Joan and Henry performed in many European countries with the choirs, (Germany, Italy, etc.), but also Russia, Czech Republic, and Australia. Known for her charm and sharp wit, Joan never lost her sense of humor, even during her final days. When recently asked, “How do you feel?” she quickly responded, “With my hands.” Joan will be deeply missed by her surviving family including her brother, Roger Hoar, and her children, Mary Segall (Howard Zipser), Ted Ketterer, Bob Ketterer (Lori), Peter Ketterer, and Eileen Benedict. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Nick Segall, Joanie Faust (Ryan), Kyle Ketterer (Rachel Johnson), Aaron Benedict, Katy Veauux, and Will Ketterer. She had the pleasure of meeting her three great grandchildren, Rex (2 years), Kyle Jr. (1 year), and Bear (6 weeks). She is now joyfully reunited with her husband of 54 years, Henry Ketterer (1926-2010), and her daughter, Kathryn Rose Ketterer (1958-1987). Visitation will be at 9:30 A.M. with a Rosary at 10:00 A.M. and Funeral Mass at 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1954 N. 24th Street. Burial will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 North 48th Street. In lieu of flowers, please continue Joan and Henry’s tradition of donating to St. Vincent de Paul or donate to SunTree Center (602-441-4900), who helped take loving care of Joan for the past four years. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

 

 

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DEMARBIEX, LARRY A. SR.

Passed away on June 2, 2017. He is survived by his wife Yvonne, sons Larry Jr. (Christina), Gabriel (Veronica), brothers Louis (Rosa) and Frank (Terri) and 9 grandchildren whom he loved dearly. Larry was preceded in death by his parents Ernestina and Bernardo, sisters Yolanda and Mary Helen. A Vigil will be held from 5:00 – 9:00 P.M., Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M., Friday, June 9, 2017 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 3140 N. 51st Avenue in Phoenix. Burial to follow at St. Francis Cemetery.

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FAHY, FAYE ELSIE

Faye Elsie Fahy, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed from this life on May 31, 2017, at the age of 93. Faye was a nurse, an officer in the US Navy, and a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Faye was born to Rudolph and Laura Fisher, in Northcote, Minnesota in 1923. Until she reached early adulthood, Faye and her family lived in a home without electricity or running water. After graduating from Hallock High School in Hallock, MN, Faye attended nursing school. In June, 1956, after a brief time as a nurse in Hallock, she joined the Navy as a nurse, and moved to San Diego, CA. During her time in the Navy, Faye met her husband-to-be, Commander Richard T. Fahy (Dick), USN. She left the Navy when she married. She became a mother not gradually, but instantly, to the 4 children of Dick and his late wife, Julia: Mary, Thomas (Tom), Joseph Patrick (Pat to his siblings, Joseph to others), and William (Willie or Bill). She had two children of her own, Richard (Richie or Rich), and Margaret (Margie). Motherhood was a role she cherished, and she would happily tell anyone who would listen how proud she was of all her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Faye’s life was defined by her time as a nurse, and her time as a mother; they were the roles she spoke of most proudly until her last days. Faye, Dick, and family moved from San Diego to Ft. Omaha, NE (where Richard and Margaret were born). They lived briefly in Waltham, MA, and moved to Phoenix in 1965. Faye lived until the end of her days in the home they bought together in 1966. Faye was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brothers and sisters Marie, Ethel, Roy, Robert, and Harry; and her oldest step-child, Mary. She is survived by 5 of her children; her brother, Michael; by numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews; by 9 grandchildren; and by 11 great-grand-children. Graveside Service will be at 1:00 P.M., Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Fort Rosecrans Memorial Cemetery, San Diego, CA. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

 

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KNITTEL, MARY AGNES

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Mary Agnes Knittel, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away peacefully on June 2, 2017. Mary Agnes was born October 1, 1928 to Thomas and Agnes Murray in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. On July 5, 1947, Mary Agnes married Clifton Zindle, who preceded her in death on June 22, 1957. On February 18, 1974, Mary Agnes married Vincent Knittel, who also preceded her on August 22, 2016. Mary Agnes retired from Arizona Public Service Company. Following retirement, she was a long-time volunteer with the St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary, serving on its board and numerous committees. In addition, she enjoyed needlework and playing poker and Skip-Bo with her family. Mary Agnes is survived by her son Robert Zindle of West Linn, OR; her daughter Marilyn Fowells of High Point, NC; grandsons Joseph Fowells and Christopher Fowells; granddaughters Leslie Fowells-Nanney, Melissa Zindle and Laura Zindle; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons; her sister and brother-in-law Jim & Ann Finnerty of Phoenix, AZ; step-sons Timothy Knittel and Peter Knittel of Phoenix, AZ and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary Agnes was preceded by her brothers Paul Murray, James Murray and sister Sr. Agnes Louise Murray, IHM and grandson Scott Fowells. Her family wishes to thank her caregivers from The Visiting Angels, The Stratford Assisted Living Community and The Oasis at Fellowship Square for their kindness and compassion. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 A.M. on Thursday, June 8, 2017 in the Ignatius Chapel at St. Francis Xavier Parish, 4715 N. Central Avenue, in Phoenix. Inurnment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice. When you think of Mary Agnes, say a prayer of thanksgiving for how she touched your life. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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VALDIVIA, LINDA DARLENE

Linda Valdivia (62) passed away on May 24, 2017 in Greer, Arizona. She is survived by her husband Jose, her brother Hal Jr., her children Damien, Dane and Allie, niece Shayla, and nephews Curtis, Daniel and Shawn. Memorial Services will be held at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home on June 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm. Memorial donations may be made in Linda Valdivia’s name to any animal rescue organization.

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GHIZ, JAZELLE MARIE

Jazelle Marie Ghiz, beloved wife, sister, aunt, sister-in-law, cousin, Godmother and dear friend to many passed away suddenly on May 31, 2017 in Laguna Beach, CA. Jazelle was born on August 22, 1949 in Phoenix, AZ, the oldest of six children born to George and Sally Ghiz. She actually shared the same birthday as our father George and what a gift she was to him the day she was born. She was married to Ellzey Martin, the love of her life, for 21 years. As the oldest of 6 kids, Jazelle was always the leader of the Ghiz “troops”. She took on the role of being the oldest child with dignity, passion and love, just like she did everything in her life. George and Sally Ghiz could not have asked for a more perfect daughter who would guide and consul their family until the day she passed away. Jazelle was blessed with a dazzling, warm, loving and compassionate smile and an infectious personality that would instantly capture your heart. She had a love and passion for fashion that was unparalleled and worn with beauty and grace. She was a community leader in fund raising for several charitable foundations helping raise incredible amounts of money. When a foundation needed someone to chair a capital campaign they could always count on Jazelle to take on this role with love and passion. Jazelle was a kind soul that touched many lives. If you knew Jazelle, you loved Jazelle. There was no denying she led a full and loving life during her time on this earth and will be dearly missed by all who knew her. After the family sold Paddock Pools in 2005 and our mother Sally passed away in 2007, Jazelle got the itch to move to a cooler climate. She finally settled on Laguna Beach in 2012 and her and Ellzey packed up everything and moved. They enjoyed a peaceful life together in this beautiful city by the sea. With ocean views from most every room in their home, she had finally found a place to spend the rest of her life with her wonderful husband Ellzey. Jazelle was preceded in death by her beloved mother and father, Sally and George Ghiz and her dear brother Edward, whom we just lost on February 13, 2017. Jazelle is survived by her beloved husband Ellzey Martin, to whom the Ghiz family is eternally grateful too for his unconditional love, support and care of our sister. She is also survived by her loving sister Angelle (Roger) and her brothers George, Buzz (Janice) and David (Melanie) and many nieces and nephews and Ellzey’s daughter Tracy, son Randy and their families. May her memory be eternal. A Visitation will be held from 6:00-7:00 P.M. with Trisagion prayers at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 and a Funeral Service at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at St. George Antiochian Church, 4530 E. Gold Dust Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85028. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Make A Wish Foundation or St. George Antiochian Church in Jazelle’s name.

 

 

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WILLIAMS, CHARLOTTE

79 of Phoenix, passed away peacefully on May 30, 2017. Charlotte attended St. Matthew’s, St. Mary’s High School, Phoenix College and ASU. She received her Master’s in education from ASU. She taught at Scottsdale High School, GCC and PC. The subjects she taught were typing, shorthand, Business English and Computer Science. She was a devout Catholic with a deep love for Mary. She actually participated in the preparation of Rosary Sunday each year. She wrote prayer books for the Rosary, Holy Communion, etc. She also participated in the Prison Ministry where she would pray the Rosary with the prisoners and teach about Mary. She made recordings for Radio Family Rosary. She was a Catholic Daughter of over 20 years and was also affiliated with the Legion of Mary. For over 20 years, she would get the Tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe and take her to schools, abortion clinics, and churches sharing the miracles and the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Late this month, Robert and Charlotte would have celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary. Even to her last days, you could see the love that they have for each other. They had 2 kids, Paul and Elizabeth, 2 grandchildren, Veronica and Tony, and of course 2 pooches, Shadow and Twilight. A Vigil will be held from 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. with the Rosary prayed at 7:00 P.M., Monday, June 5, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Parish, 4715 N. Central Avenue in Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.

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JORGENSEN, CURTIS M. “CURT”

Curt Jorgensen of Phoenix, AZ, died on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at age 53, after a short illness. He is survived by his parents Walter and Marcia Jorgensen, sister Sandra (George) Searle, brother Rex (Kathy) Jorgensen, nephew Ross Jorgensen, nieces Maddy and Kate Jorgensen, as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, his many friends and his dog Charlie. Curt was born in South Bend, Indiana, but grew up in Phoenix and Scottsdale. He attended Kachina Elementary, Kiva Elementary, Saguaro High School, Scottsdale Community College and Northern Arizona University. He worked for many years in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Curt was a kind, generous, and independent person with a thirst for adventure. He loved to travel and was able to spend time in Australia, Hawaii, Mexico, Peru, Panama, Columbia and all over the USA. He was most comfortable outdoors where he enjoyed hiking, camping and even scuba diving. He was able to spend the last few summers camping, boating and fishing for trout at Big Lake in the White Mountains of Arizona. He was an Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR auto race fan like his father, and even raced ¼ midget cars competitively at a young age. A private family Inurnment will be held at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Phoenix, AZ. A Celebration of Curt’s Life will be held at a later date. Gifts in Curt’s memory may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, 350 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013.

 

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THOMPSON, ROBERT ELMER

Robert Elmer Thompson was called home by his Heavenly Father on May 27, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 89. Robert is survived by his wife of 39 years, Barbara Ann Thompson, and his 6 children: Mike Thompson, Robert Thompson, Mark Thompson, Kris Hazelbaker, Matt Zoerb, and Denise Vaught. His family legacy includes 11 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and one on the way. Robert was born on May 20, 1928 to Clifford and Denah Thompson in Burbank, California. He was the eldest of his two siblings, sister Patsy Lewis and brother Larry Thompson. Robert’s love for education lead him to attend University of Southern California, where he graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree in Business in 1951. After college, Robert joined the United States Navy in July of 1953. He served his country as a Lieutenant on the USS Duncan until 1956. He was very proud of his accomplishments in the Navy and his family and friends enjoyed hearing about his adventures. He faithfully wore his USS Duncan hat and jacket with pride. After his time in the Navy, Robert became a very successful business man. In 1973 he began his company, Thompson Gundrilling Inc., located in Van Nuys, California. Thompson Gundrilling Inc. specialized in delivering high quality, deep hold drilling for a broad range of industries. After his retirement in 1996, the company was passed to the capable hands of his eldest son, Mike Thompson. Robert was able to move permanently to his beautiful home in Phoenix, Arizona that he shared with his wife. In the midst of his business career, in 1978, he married his loving wife, Barbara. They spent some of their time traveling to places such as Hawaii, Bora Bora, Norway and Tahiti. They also spent time on their boat in Malibu and traveled back and forth to Catalina Island. During holidays, they brought both of their families together for grand celebrations and feasts! Robert was the heart of the family, whom he loved immensely. Robert will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. However, we rejoice in the truth of the resurrection and know that Robert is now enjoying his mansion, lovingly prepared for him by his Heavenly Father. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Wounded Warrior’s Project in Robert’s name. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Christ Church Lutheran, 3901 E. Indian School Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85018.

 

 

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GARCIA, DAVID MOLINO

David Molino Garcia, 82, of Phoenix, AZ passed away on May 6, 2017. He was a Korean War Veteran who served in the Army as a Paratrooper and a member of American Legion Post 41. He was the owner of Chavelos Restaurant(s) in Phoenix for approximately 30 years. After closing the restaurants, he went to work for the Isaac School district of 9 years, “one of the best jobs he ever had”. He was preceded in death by his spouse Jovita C. Garcia, his parents, newborn daughter Joanne, 3 brothers and 2 sisters. He is survived by his sister Dora Mendoza and brother Frank Tenori (Florence); his children David A. Garcia, Jr., Army Colonel Mike Garcia (Kim Templeton) and Mary Frances Garcia. He is also survived by his grandson Ismael Garcia and grand -daughter Ava S. Garcia, great grand- children Noelle Garcia and Brady Garcia and his significant other of 18 years Mary Helen Sotelo. He loved life, family, dancing, traveling, Sun Devils football, celebrating holidays and family gatherings. We are going to miss him for the rest of our lives.   Memorial services are scheduled for June 16th, 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church 4715 N. Central Ave. Graveside services on Saturday, June 17th 9:00 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Disabled American Veterans or the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Arrangements were made by Whitney and Murphy Funeral Home.

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VERDUGO, LARRY JOE

Larry Joe Verdugo, 66, passed away peacefully at his home May 27, 2017 surrounded by his loved ones. Larry was born in Phoenix, August 6, 1950 to Robert and Hortencia Verdugo. He was preceded in death by his parents. Larry enlisted in the Marines in 1969 and served two tours in Vietnam. After returning home he joined the Arizona Highway Patrol and retired after 17 years of service. Larry married his high school sweetheart Connie Acedo in 1969. He was blessed to have 11 children, Larry Joe (Jennifer), Anna, Lado (Christina), Robert (Marie), Frank, Bruno, Andrea (Ruben), Joseph (Natalie), Annette, John (Stephanie) and Richard (Angelica). He is also survived by sister Linda Ramirez (Carlos), brothers Robert (Mary Lou), Bobby, Arnold, Jaimie and Rudy (Mary) Verdugo, 30 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting with his brothers and sons. A Visitation will be held at 9:30 A.M. with a Rosary at 10:00 A.M. followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1954 N. 24th Street, Phoenix. Interment to follow at East Resthaven Park Cemetery, 4310 E. Southern Avenue, Phoenix. He was our protector on earth and now in Heaven, and will forever be in our hearts. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

 

 

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RALSTON, SAMIA AYOUB

Samia Ayoub Ralston became an angel in the sky on May 27, 2017 at the age of 63. She was born in Beirut, Lebanon to Abdel-Ahad Ayoub and Fahima Ghazar Ayoub. Samia fought a long and hard battle with breast cancer, first diagnosed in 2013 then again in 2016, this time the breast cancer attacked her lungs and bones. After a long 9 months of fighting, and never stopping it was time she found peace and the suffering ended. She was a wonderful lady, loved by so many. Her memories will be forever eternal. Samia was passionate about cooking and loved to entertain guests. She was always the one to bring people together and have a good time. Samia is survived by husband of 27 years, Pat Ralston; two daughters, Jennifer Sutton and Kelly Ralston; five brothers, Michel Ayoub, Elie Ayoub, Samir Ayoub, George Ayoub and Marcel Ayoub; two sisters, Salam Dewitt and Samira Viellard. A Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Friday, June 2, 2017 followed by a Funeral Service at 5:00 pm at, St. Joseph Maronite Catholic Church, 5406 E. Virginia Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85008. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

 

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VILLA MEZA, PEDRO

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Pedro Villa Meza returned to his God on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

Pedro was born on June 4, 1931 in Villa Coronado, Chihuahua, Mexico to Cirilio Villa and Soledad Villa Meza. At the tender age of 13, Pedro left his home and everyone and everything he had ever known to find work in America. His family will never forget his immense sacrifice.

Pedro worked in construction and agriculture in cities as far east as Chicago and as far west as Los Angeles before eventually settling in Phoenix with his wife Maria Ines Villa Mora.

This Christmas Eve would have marked Pedro’s sixty-sixth year of marriage to Maria – his best friend and gran amor. Their great love produced seven children – Annette, David, Eddie, Aldo, Annabell, Minerva, and Bobby – 23 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

Affectionately known to all as Tata during his last three decades, Pedro centered his life on his marriage, family, Catholic faith, and love for conversation, food, and traditional Mexican folk music. He will be remembered as a generous, gregarious, and magnanimous child of God. Although Pedro fought tremendous physical pain during his final years, he bore his cross como campeon, grateful for every day he had with his family.

Pedro spent his final hours of life surrounded by his family, his hand held tightly by his wife Maria. He died as beautifully as he lived.

We pray that Pedro rejoices in God’s kingdom, his tears wiped away.

Pedro’s wake will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018. His wake’s Rosary will begin at 7:00 P.M.

A Funeral Mass for Pedro will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. the following day, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 6200 S. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85042. 

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SANDROCK, JAMES NICHOLAS

James Nicholas Sandrock was born on December 23, 1961 and passed away unexpectedly on May 21, 2017 at the age of 55. He was a native of New Orleans, LA and lived for many years in Phoenix, AZ; Valdosta, GA; Omaha NE, and for the past 10 years in deep South Texas, along with his wife of 36 years, Nancy Lee Burns Sandrock.  James was a beloved father and grandfather, who enjoyed tinkering and collecting things, fixing computers, rigging up new toys and inventing new ways to do things. Some people called him “doc” or “Mr. Fix-it”. He was a jack of all trades and had a heart of gold, always helping where he could.  A faithful Byzantine (Ruthenian) Catholic, he loved God, family, and service. He was an ACTS brother and a member of the Knights of Columbus where he was a Third Degree Knight for over 30 years. He was a champion for the Pro-life movement and 40 Days for Life, and was a frequent blood and plasma donor. His gift of himself continued even after death as an organ, blood, and tissue donor.  His family was the focal point of his life.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, John Charles, Jr and Jacob.  He leaves behind his wife Nancy, his adult children Jennifer Ball (Cory), Naomi Shimamoto (Troy), Janinne Price (Dylan), Nicholas, Joshua, Nathan (Christina), Joanna Porter (Derek), Nikki, Justin, and Jesse; two young sons, Jonathan, and Neil;  his grandchildren Jade, Brendan, Cora, Amelia, Tobias, Eleanor, Gabriel, AnnaMarie, TalaLlyn, WillowEve, MaryMay, Nathan, and Esmeralda.  He is also survived by his parents, John and Justine Sandrock, and siblings June Hanson, Jerome, Joycelyn Wansley, Judith Howard, Jean-Paul, and Jeffrey, and numerous nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Funeral Mass of Divine Liturgy will be at 11:00 A.M., with a Visitation beginning at 10:00 A.M., Friday, June 2, 2017 at St. Stephen Cathedral, 8141 N. 16th Street, Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Forty Days for Life  https://40daysforlife.com/donate/

 

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DIAZ, CONCEPTION HUGUEZ

93, passed away peacefully May 25, 2017. She was born in Phoenix, Arizona to Francisco and Magdalena Huguez. A lifelong resident, she was preceded in death by her husband Julio. Conception is survived by her four children; Robert, Joseph, Richard and Julie Diaz; brothers Anthony and Arthur Huguez; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and nine great-great grandchildren. A Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 P.M. with a Rosary at 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, June 1, 2017 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4701 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix. Interment to follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.

 

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TANGUY, LT. COL. GEORGE ERNEST II

Lt. Col. George Ernest Tanguy II was born July 10, 1947 in Syracuse, NY to George and Dolly (Suhr) Tanguy.  He was a graduate of Arcadia High School (1965), earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Arizona State University (1969) and received his commission as a second lieutenant from the U.S. Army Engineer School, Ft. Belvoir, VA (1970). George proudly served his country and retired with 40 years of federal service in 2014.  On May 23, 2017, George was called home by the Lord for a higher purpose.  He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his brothers Richard Tanguy and Charles Tanguy, his sisters Laura Lathrop (husband Kent), Margaret Hoy (husband Tom), his daughter Jennifer Pauly (husband Daniel), his son George E. Tanguy III (fiancé Chelsea), and granddaughters Danielle Shillington and Rennes Pauly. Graveside Service with Military Honors will be at 10:30 A.M., Friday, June 9th, 2017 at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

 

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DRISCOLL, JOHN C

Resident of The Terraces in Phoenix, AZ passed away on May 18th at 93 years of age. He is survived by his dear spouse of 70 years, Rita Elizabeth and four of their six children: John M. Driscoll (Cindy) of Phoenix, Brian Driscoll (Nancy) of San Diego, Mark Driscoll (Karen) of Norman, OK and Kathleen Driscoll Lally (Michael) of Charlottesville, VA. John is preceded in death by their 2 youngest children: Timothy James Driscoll of Phoenix and Rita Marie Driscoll Knepper (Roland) of Moab, UT. His family legacy includes 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. John was an uncle to many nieces and nephews. John was born and grew up in Fitchburg, MA. His parents, Cornelius Driscoll and Julia Shea Driscoll were immigrants from County Kerry, Ireland. One of 13 children, he is survived by a sister, Peggy (Margaret) Testamata of West Boylston, MA. He is preceded in death by his other siblings: Nora Welsh, Catherine Turcotte, Mary Mullahy, Edward Driscoll, Pauline Thomas, Teresa Driscoll, Madeline Driscoll, Rita Driscoll, Eileen Pernokas, Bernard Driscoll and Neil Driscoll. John attended St. Bernard’s Elementary School and St. Bernard’s High School in Fitchburg, MA. He studied pre-med at Middlebury College while in the Navy but decided not to pursue medicine and transferred to St. Michael’s College in Vermont. While also working at the former Bishop DeGoesbriand Hospital in Burlinton, he met a beautiful nursing student there, Rita Galipeau; they married in 1947. John began a career in insurance sales in the summer of 1948 in Burlington, VT, and also coached high school basketball. Seeking warmer weather, he decided to move his young family to Phoenix in 1953. His career extended for over 60 years and is now survived by the firm he founded that still bears his name, John Driscoll and Company. John valued highly his Catholic faith and education and was blessed to find a wonderful new neighborhood for his family in Phoenix very close to St. Francis Xavier Parish with its elementary school, and with Xavier College Preparatory and Brophy College Preparatory nearby. John was an avid reader, especially books about psychology and history. He enjoyed polka music, family picnics in the desert, and barbecuing Sunday dinner for his family. At mid life he liked to work out daily at the Phoenix Country Club and have his morning coffee with friends there. Visitation will be held Thursday evening at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018 with holy rosary and prayers starting at 4:00 P.M. and general viewing at 5:00 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N. Central Ave. with burial immediately following at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.

 

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PHILLIPS, PAUL A.

A man whose smile touched his eyes, Paul A. Phillips flew into the sunset on May 20, 2017. He wished his family and friends a fond farewell. Paul was born in Royal Oak Township, Michigan on June 11, 1932. His parents Paul Phillips and Marion Swan Phillips, immigrated from Macedonia and Scotland respectively. Paul grew up in Birmingham, Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Business Administration. He joined the Air Force and flew combat missions during two tours in Vietnam. After retirement Paul settled in Phoenix where he sold and managed property with Realty Executives. He also helped to establish St. Peter’s Episcopal Church where he served as Jr. Warden and later Sr. Warden. He is survived by his daughters, Kristin Phillips and Heather Sexton (Martin), 2 grandchildren, Jordan Sexton (Jeff) Ziegler and Lt. Kieran Sexton, and former wife Peggy Phillips Kimball, several godchildren and many close friends. Paul Phillips loved his family and friends, sharing stories over a glass of wine and helping those in need. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be from 9:30 – 11:00 A.M. with a Funeral Service at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix.

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MENDIVIL, MARGARET R.

Margaret R. Mendivil, our loving mother, surrounded by her family entered into the hand of God on May 19, 2017 at the graceful age of 82. She was born on March 15, 1935 in Hayden Arizona to Jose Romero and Carmen Sierras Romero. She is reunited with her beloved husband Joe Mendivil and he with his “bride” of 50 years. She is preceded by her parents and her six brothers, Ramon, Felizardo, Armando, Arturo, Jose and Ignacio. She is survived by her six children, Joey, Kathy, Mark, Kevin, Keith and Brian; six grandchildren, Cortni, Marisa, Bianca, Jacob, Evelyn, Karina, three great grandchildren; Robert, Jonathon and Jadeci and her three sisters, Irene, Carol and Carmen.   “Auntie Maggie” was the endearing mother of many who touched many lives. She was loved and cherished by many nieces, nephews and friends. Joe and Maggie were founding members of St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Phoenix. She held several key positions as Parish Council President, Finance Director and Executive Board Member of St. Mark’s Women’s Club and a Committee Member for the Stewardship Program Catholic Diocese of Phoenix.   She launched the school lunch program at St. Mark’s and was instrumental in the success of raising funds for the school and church every year at the school carnival. For 30 years she was an Inspector for the Elections Board in her precinct and remained informed with local and national issues. She was a top producer with Avon for many years, was an avid doll collector and Den Mother with the Boy Scouts of America. She was an active, independent, spirited, extraordinarily selfless, generous and lovely woman. We take great comfort that she will be with her beloved Joe and family who have gone before. Visitation will be Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2312 E. Campbell Avenue, Phoenix, AZ on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hospice of the Valley or Lymphoma Research Foundation.

 

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ROMANO, VIVIAN

Vivian Romano, passed away on May 16, 2017, at the age of 89 in Phoenix, Arizona. Born on May 25, 1927, to Josephine and Frank Amico in Clifton, New Jersey, she married Richard Romano of Clifton, New Jersey, in 1950 and they moved to Arizona in 1955 where they founded Romano’s TV and Appliance. After retirement she enjoyed traveling around the world with her husband, and they both enjoyed music and art. She was also an active member of the Italian American Club of Arizona. “La familia è la patria del cuore.” Family is the heartland of your heart. Vivian truly believed this and her greatest joy was spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her family will miss her smile, her wit and the invaluable wisdom she shared. She is preceded in death by her parents; her brother Samuel Amico; her husband Richard Romano, and their eldest daughter Marie (Romano) Neuner, and son-in-law John Neuner. She is survived by her sons Richard N. Romano II (and his wife JoAnn) and Michael E. Romano, her daughter Jodie (Romano) Bruno (and her husband Russ), nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. with a Reception immediately following on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ, 85018.

 

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BOJORQUEZ, STEPHAN MARTIN “STEVE”

Stephan Martin “Steve” Bojorquez was called to be with the Lord on May 16, 2017. He is survived by his mother Carmen and brothers Ronald + Richard. He’s reunited in heaven with his father David and little brother Davey. Steve was a kind man, loved by many and was a fervent Cardinal fan…he will be greatly missed by all. Especially by his mother. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1954 N. 24th Street, in Phoenix. Interment to follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, in Phoenix. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

 

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ARAIZA, RACHEL ARROYO

passed away on May 10, 2017 at the age of 73. Rachel was born on October 27, 1943 in Phoenix, AZ. A beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. She will be dearly missed by family, friends, staff and nurses that were there throughout her illness. She was a lady that touched many. Visitation will be at 9:00 A.M. with a Funeral Service at 10:00 A.M. Friday, May 19, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Interment will follow at 11:30 A.M. at Paradise Memorial Gardens, 9300 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale. May you rest in peace.

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MIRANDA, ERNEST ANTHONY

Ernie, (Aka Boy) passed away on May 12, 2017. He graduated from East High School in 1980, and played baseball for the Longhorns while a student there. Ernie’s passion for playing baseball started at the young age of 9 years old. At the age of 18 he enlisted in the army for 4 years, he was stationed in Korea for one year. After his discharge he became a correctional officer at Perryville Prison. Ernie is survived by his parents, Leonard Sr. and Connie Miranda, 2 sisters, Debbie Lugo and Veronica Miranda, 2 brothers, Leonard Jr. and Michael Miranda, 2 daughters, Yvonne and Desirae Miranda, 5 grandchildren, 1 niece, 2 nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will be at 9:00 A.M. with a Funeral Service at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road. Interment will follow at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona at 23029 N. Cave Creek Road with full honors.

 

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MOSIER, JERRY LEE

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Age 75, died Friday, May 12, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ. Born: October 21, 1941 in Goshen, IN to Cecil G. & Mary Lois “Blondie” (Hudson) Mosier. Married: December 29, 1962 to Patricia A. “Pat” (Hague). Graduated from Clarksville High School, Clarksville, IN in 1959 and Purdue University in 1962. Worked for Sundstrand Aviation, now UTC Aerospace Systems in Rockford, IL retiring after 37 ½ years. Received numerous certifications and awards during his employment. Survived by his wife “Pat”; sons Bryan G. (Cynthia L.) & Michael S. (Aaron) Mosier; Grandson Damon A. (Megan) & Great-granddaughter Sophia M. Mosier. All of Phoenix. Predeceased by father Cecil on January 17, 1965 & mother Mary Lois “Blonde” on January 23, 2008. Cremation & private services have been held.

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BROWN, JUANITA M.

Juanita M. Brown, 85, of Surprise, AZ passed peacefully on May 9, 2017. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 24, 1931 to Jack Miller and Johnetta Sasseen. She worked for the State of Illinois beginning at a young age, and retired after more than 20 years. Juanita moved to Arizona in 1989 to follow her family where she loved to be involved in church functions, minister to people, spend time with her family/friends and volunteer her time whenever she could. She was a very spiritual woman and loved to quote scriptures and uplift others in the Lord. She was preceded in death by her son James L. Miller and grandson, Andre Miller. Juanita is survived by her granddaughters Tiffany of Buckeye, AZ and Tanya of Glendale, AZ and their spouses, daughter in law, Cheryl of Scottsdale, 8 great grandchildren, 2 great, great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild on the way. She will be missed greatly by a number of other friends and family. Visitation will be Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. with a Funeral Service at 11:00 A.M. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix.

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RASCON, MARK ANTHONY

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50, of Mesa AZ, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2017. He was born in Norwalk, CA on August 2, 1966 to Rudolph and Alba Rascon. He is survived by his wife Enriqueta Rascon, daughters Rebecca and Jessica Rascon, sister Terri Lima and brothers Rudy and Robert Rascon. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:30am, with a Rosary at 10:15am, Friday, May 19, 2017 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1954 N. 24th Street, Phoenix. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.

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BALANGUE, ROSALINA J.

93, of Glendale, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2017. She was born in the Philippines to Moises and Marciana Julao. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is survived by her sons, Reynaldo Balangue, Edgardo Balangue and Phillip Balangue, daughters, Bing Balangue, Lorna Salang and Thelma Balangue, 5 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 9:00 P.M., with a Rosary at 5:30 P.M., Friday, May 19, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, May 20, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 11001 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, Arizona. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.

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MCCULLOUGH, MARY HELEN

Mary Helen McCullough (Rosas), 75, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away peacefully on May 11, 2017. Mary is survived by her husband of 53 years, John, sons Joe and Jeff (Jenna), daughter Lynda Witte (Scott) and grandchildren: Jared Witte, Sydney Witte and Madison McCullough. Visitation will be at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018 from 5pm-8pm on Sunday, May 21, 2017 with Scripture Service at 7pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 10:30am at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1954 N. 24th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008 followed by Interment at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.

 

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