• Queen Creek

    Lawrence (Lonnie) Gordon Hurst Obituary

    Arizona Ranger, Master Sergeant Lawrence (Lonnie) Gordon Hurst passed away in Mesa, AZ Saturday, 18, 2020 at the age of 69. Lonnie is predeceased by his father Edgar Hurst, mother Janet Hurst, and brother, Robert Hurst. Lonnie is survived by his loving family, including wife Mary Hurst, step-son Scott Murray, daughter-in-law Suzanne Murray, grandchildren Nicole Murray, Alec Murray, Chase White, Cody White, and niece Lauren Frey. Born in Corpus Christi, Texas on April 22, 1950, Lonnie enjoyed a childhood of adventure and scouting. He became a proud Eagle Scout at the age of 16. After attending Kings High School, Lonnie moved to Arizona to study Communications at ASU. Also earning…

  • Ahwatukee

    Bacon Jr, Richard

    Sep 9, 1956 – Aug 13, 2019 Richard Francis Bacon Jr., 62 years old, Born September 9, 1956, Was a resident of Chandler, AZ. He passed away on August 13, 2019 in the Sonoran Desert National Monument, Maricopa County, AZ. A memorial service will be held in San Francisco, California on March 21, 2020

  • Phoenix,  Scottsdale

    Leslie Allen Olson

    View Original Notice → Leslie Allen Olson Leslie Allen Olson, 74, passed away on Monday December 3, 2018 at 6:25 am from a 16-year-old battle with prostate cancer. He was surrounded by loved ones. Leslie was born in Aledo, IL, on January 26, 1944 to Carl S. Olson and Charlotte I. Olson, nee Lindburg. He has two younger sisters: Karen Olson and Linda Miller nee, Olson. Leslie graduated from Western Illinois University in 1967 with a BS in Education. While attending WIU, he met Linda L. Landis whom he married on December 16, 1967. He joined the U.S. Air Force in June of 1968 and his sons Robert O. Olson,…

  • Phoenix,  Scottsdale

    Joyce A. Shears

    View Original Notice → Joyce A. Shears Joyce A. Shears, of Phoenix, AZ passed away peacefully on November 20, 2018. Born August 3, 1937, she was raised in Otsego, MI where her parents owned Shears Dairy. After receiving degrees in Physical Education and Administration at Western Michigan University, her 40-year career consisted of program and executive management at the YWCAs in Kalamazoo and Detroit, MI, Maricopa County, AZ and property manager of the Bellair Association of Glendale, AZ. She was a true leader, planner, and forward-thinking executive whose door was always open and a listening ear available. Under her Executive Directorship in Kalamazoo many new programs were developed and implemented…

  • Phoenix,  Scottsdale

    Joel G. Lieberman

    View Original Notice → Joel G. Lieberman LTC (R) Joel G. Lieberman passed while on vacation in Caen, France on October 10, 2018. He is survived by his daughter Helen Ranney and son Richard Lieberman and their spouses; his five grandchildren Sarah Lynch, Valerie Smith, Herb Lieberman, Zack Thompson, Jacob Lieberman; seven great-grandchildren; along with Tristan who was like a son. Joel was very proud of his career accomplishments where he served two tours in Vietnam. Upon finishing his active duty, he became a civil engineer for Maricopa County where he designed roads that helped people move around the growing valley. Professionally he is most proud of his time teaching…

  • Phoenix,  Scottsdale

    Curtis Beckman

    View Original Notice → Curtis Beckman Curtis Beckman, 76, died in Phoenix on July 4, 2018. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Henry “Hy” Beckman, a pharmacist, and Garnett Beckman, a school teacher, in 1946 the family moved to Phoenix, a boom town in need of a drugstore. After obtaining a B.A. from the University of Arizona circa 1962, Curtis sojourned in Italy for two years and “quickly became Italian.” He returned to the United States to study Italian Renaissance literature at the University of Chicago, where he ultimately found himself halfheartedly writing a yet unfinished dissertation while wholeheartedly soaking in the lively jazz scene of Chicago and playing basketball with…

  • Phoenix,  Scottsdale

    Deloris Della Donna

    View Original Notice → Deloris Della Donna Deloris, 79, passed away on 5/28/18 in Phoenix, AZ. She was the widow of Raymond Della Donna. They shared 40 years of marriage together. Born in South Carrollton, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Pascal and Carrie Alice Bradshaw. She graduated Peoria High School, Peoria, Illinois and retired from Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in 1998 after 16 years of service. She was a member of the Northwest Women’s Club and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She will be remembered for her kind, giving and loving ways. She is survived by her children Scott and Jeanette Della Donna; Lori and Bill Eaton;…

  • Phoenix,  Scottsdale

    Thomas R. Mariani

    View Original Notice → Thomas R. Mariani Thomas R. “Rob” Mariani of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away peacefully at home April 24, 2018. Rob was born August 22, 1950 in Phoenix to Ray and Ann Mariani. He was the student body president at West High and graduated from Arizona State University with a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Supervision. Rob had successful careers in teaching (Glendale American) and pharmaceutical sales, research and development. Over the years Rob could be found outdoors playing tennis, golfing, hiking, listening to Jazz in Sedona, cheering on the Sun Devil football and basketball teams, making soap, and riding on his Harley. Rob had a love…

  • Ahwatukee

    Linares, Omar

    Apr 23, 2018 Omar Joshua Linares, 23, of Mesa, died April 23, 2018 in Maricopa County, Az. Services will be Saturday May 5, 2018 at 2pm at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa. Bunker’s Garden Chapel handled arrangements 408-964-8686.

  • Sun City

    Alan Oppenheimer

    Alan P. Oppenheimer of Peoria, AZ, formerly of Muskegon, MI and Sun City, AZ, was born September 17, 1923 in Baltimore, Maryland and passed away on November 18, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ruth, sons and daughters-in-law Lee and Sandi, Neil and Jo Ann, Howard and Julie, grandchildren Leah and Sari, and brother Leonard. Alan served as a radioman in the Merchant Marines during WW II. After working in Muskegon, Michigan as a purchasing director for many years, he and Ruth retired to Sun City, AZ in 1992. Alan was an avid tennis player, beginning as a child and continuing until vision loss in his…

  • Avondale,  Buckeye,  Goodyear,  Litchfield Park,  Tolleson

    Obituaries – Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    Leonor Emelina Alvarez Leonor Emelina Alvarez, 47, of Avondale died March 20, 2016. Mrs. Alvarez was born Dec. 13, 1968, in San Miguel, El Salvador, to Antonio Alvarez and Maria Hernandez. She is survived by her fiance, Angel Ramirez; two daughters, Angie Alvarez and Marilyn Pineda; three sons, Jeffrey, Kevin and Christopher Mejia; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 25 at Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear. Condolences for the family may be left at ThompsonFuneralChapel.com.   Mary Betancourt Mary V. Betancourt, 79, of Goodyear died March 16, 2016, at her home. Mrs. Betancourt was born March 4, 1937, in Mexico. She worked as a seamstress and homemaker. She…

  • Avondale,  Buckeye,  Goodyear,  Litchfield Park,  Tolleson

    Obituaries – March 9, 2016

    Jose Luis Abrajan Jose Luis Abrajan, 65, of Avondale died Feb. 25, 2016, in Avondale. Mr. Abrajan is survived by three daughters, Veronica Diaz, Jazmine Abrajan and Audrey Rodriguez; his mother, Carmen Meza Abrajan; and nine grandchildren. Condolences for the family may be left at AvenidasFuneralChapel.com.   Genevieve ‘Jenny’ Marie Delierre Brooks Genevieve “Jenny” Marie Delierre Brooks, 80, of Avondale died Feb. 25, 2016. Mrs. Brooks was born Dec. 21, 1935, in Lille, France. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul. She is survived by eight daughters, Linda, Patricia, Sandra, Cynthia, Sylvia, Theresa, Angela and Martha; three sons, Paul David, Jim and Gary; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.…

  • Phoenix

    Nellie Schneider

    Payson, Utah Dec. 21, 1928 – Jan. 19, 2016 June Schneider, 87, a former Farmington resident passed on Monday, Jan. 18t, 2016, in Payson, Utah. She was born Dec. 21st, 1928, at home in Maricopa County, Ariz., near the city of Chandler, Ariz., to Frank Henry Chapman and Margaret Lillian Celestine Jacobsen. Her birth certificate shows her name as Nellie June Chapman but she was never fond of the name Nellie. She said it reminded her of an old nag horse. She was the youngest of 12 children and her older sisters would often carry her about. When she was a young woman, her family left Arizona and moved to…

  • Avondale,  Buckeye,  Goodyear,  Litchfield Park,  Tolleson

    Obituaries – January 20, 2015

    Margarita Alaniz Margarita Alaniz, 77, of Avondale died Jan. 15, 2016, in Avondale. Mrs. Alaniz was born Feb. 10, 1938, in El Reno, Okla. She lived in Arizona for about 70 years. She was a member of the Avondale Senior Center. She is survived by five daughters, Evangelina, Pebbles, Melissa, Monica and Rosanne; three sons, Alex, Bobby and Joey; seven sisters, Mary, Eleanor, Mary Lou, Josie, Lupe, Terry and Mary Ellen; and two brothers, Ramon and Jesus Manuel. A visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Avenidas Funeral Chapel, 522 E. Western Ave., Avondale, followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, 10045 W. Thomas Road, Avondale. Condolences…

  • Avondale,  Buckeye,  Goodyear,  Litchfield Park,  Tolleson

    Obituaries – October 16, 2015

    Robert ‘Bob’ Burnell Abke Robert “Bob” Burnell Abke, 74, of Goodyear died Oct. 8, 2015. Mr. Abke was born April 6, 1941, in Caro, Mich., to Hazen and Dorothy Abke. He grew up in Michigan and graduated from Aquinas College with a degree in business administration. He served in the United States Marine Corps for five years from 1958 to 1964 as a lance corporal. He was the director of Purchasing, Production and Inventory Control at a Michigan manufacturing plant for 27 years until his retirement in 1996, when he and his wife moved to the Phoenix area. In 2000, they moved to the PebbleCreek community in Goodyear. He is…

  • Avondale,  Buckeye,  Goodyear,  Litchfield Park,  Tolleson

    Obituaries – July 24, 2015

    Gayle Belluzzi Gayle Belluzzi, 73, of Glendale died July 19, 2015, in Phoenix, Mrs. Belluzzi was born May 12, 1942, in Medford, Ore. She lived and worked in the Phoenix area for 55 years. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Allen Belluzzi; her mother, Helen Heyl; three sons, Johnny, Bobby and Steven; five grandchildren; one sister, Deborah Singleton; and two brothers, Pat Norris and Steve Collins. A celebration of life will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church at Litchfield Park, 300 N. Old Litchfield Road in Litchfield Park. Condolences can be left for the family at thompsonfuneralchapel.com.   Tommy Chappell Tommy Chappell, 66, of Goodyear…

  • Avondale,  Buckeye,  Goodyear,  Litchfield Park,  Tolleson

    Obituaries: July 24, 2015

    Marguerite Anderson Ritchie Marguerite Anderson Ritchie, 85, of Litchfield Park died July 9, 2015. Mrs. Ritchie was born Dec. 24, 1929. She grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Rockville Centre, N.Y. She graduated from the College of Wooster in Ohio and married her college sweetheart, Robert A. Ritchie, on June 6, 1953. The couple moved to the Phoenix area in 1957, Goodyear in 1965 and finally settled in Litchfield Park in 1970. She was a librarian at Agua Fria High School and in Maricopa County, and was an early member of The Church at Litchfield Park, where she served on many committees and was the first woman on the Board…

  • Peoria,  Phoenix

    Russell Scott Prior

    Russell Scott Prior, 52, of Glendale, AZ, died Friday, October 3, 2014 at Hospice of the Valley, following a recurrence of colon cancer.   He was born on July 11, 1962, in Dallas, Texas, son of Jean Couch and Maurice Prior. Russell (known to many as Scott) was a loving husband to wife, Jan, and father of one daughter, Holly, two cats, Fuzzy and Marie, and one dog, Jack. An emotionally reserved man with a very warm heart, Russell was known for his desire to do anything possible to help the people he cared about. When not working as a Senior Heavy Equipment Operator at Maricopa County Flood Control, he volunteered as…

  • Avondale,  Buckeye,  Goodyear,  Litchfield Park,  Tolleson

    Obituaries: September 12, 2014

    Evangelina Barraza Acosta Evangelina Barraza Acosta, 62, of Avondale died Sept. 7, 2014, in Avondale. Mrs. Acosta was born Oct. 25, 1951, in Santiago Papasquiaro, Durango, Mexico, to Pedro and Gregoria Barraza. She moved to Arizona in 1980. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lorenzo Acosta. She is survived by her mother, Gregoria Barraza; one daughter, Thelma Acosta; three sons, Lorenzo Acosta, Noel Acosta and Dino Acosta; seven sisters, Blanca, Nora, Griselda, Sylvia, Ortencia, Celia and Hilda; two brothers, Pedro and Roque; 11 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. A visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 16 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road,…

  • Payson

    Obituary for David M. Paul

    Lt. David M. Paul, 74, San Tan Valley/ Payson, AZ, passed away on July 21, 2014. David was born in 1940 to the late Myron Hazen and Helen Ballard Paul in Spencer, IA.David is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Ann; his children, Thea Hansen (Pete), David Paul (Terri), Margie Scholler, Dana Paul, Debbie Lombardo (Chris), and Kari Krecklow (Randy); grandchildren, Whitney (Mike), Peter (Amanda), David Ryan, Jared, Jacob, Courtney, Ricki, Tailor, Melissa (Nate), Kristi (Nick), Kayla, and Taylor; great-grandchildren, Devin, Sawyer, Gracie, Stella, Rylee, Brady, Aubree, Logan and Londyn; brothers, Paul (Mitzi), Steve (Hope), and Tim (Pam) and many nieces/nephews and cousins.David’s life was dedicated to protecting…

  • Nogales,  Oro Valley,  Tucson

    John Clymer

    John T. Clymer, M.D. John Tuttle Clymer, 88, was born June 27, 1925, in Chicago to Irvin Lloyd and Edith Tuttle Clymer, and died peacefully at home in Tucson on March 19, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Eloise; children: Diane (Bill Perry) of Boulder, CO, Brian (Patty) of Tucson, Julia (Tom Zandler) of Phoenix, Owen of Chandler, and Laura of Tucson; grandchildren: Alexandra (Jon Burns), Marissa (Jon Saints), Samantha (Ben Krause), Andrew Perry, Emily Clymer, Marie Clymer, John Zandler, and William Zandler; three great-grandsons; four nieces and three nephews. Preceded by sisters, Hazel Elizabeth “Betty” King and Mary Ellen “Jane” Merena, and two nephews. He…

  • Nogales,  Oro Valley,  Tucson

    John Clymer, M.D.

    John T. Clymer, M.D. John Tuttle Clymer, 88, was born June 27, 1925, in Chicago to Irvin Lloyd and Edith Tuttle Clymer, and died peacefully at home in Tucson on March 19, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Eloise; children: Diane (Bill Perry) of Boulder, CO, Brian (Patty) of Tucson, Julia (Tom Zandler) of Phoenix, Owen of Chandler, and Laura of Tucson; grandchildren: Alexandra (Jon Burns), Marissa (Jon Saints), Samantha (Ben Krause), Andrew Perry, Emily Clymer, Marie Clymer, John Zandler, and William Zandler; three great-grandsons; four nieces and three nephews. Preceded by sisters, Hazel Elizabeth “Betty” King and Mary Ellen “Jane” Merena, and two nephews. He…

  • Goodyear

    Osterfeld, G.M. “Mike”

    G.M. “Mike” Osterfeld, 66, of Buckeye, Arizona met the Lord on January 21, 2013. Mike was born on August 24, 1946 in Long Beach, CA to Samuel and Juanita Osterfeld. He grew up in Flagstaff, AZ, and Morristown, TN. He graduated from Flagstaff High School. He earned his Associates in Arts degree in Business, a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, and was a graduate of the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and the Arizona Judicial College. Mike lived a life of service to his country, the state of Arizona, Maricopa County, and the city of Buckeye. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force.…

  • Nogales,  Oro Valley,  Tucson

    J. Rukin Jelks

    J. Rukin “Rukie” Jelks, 86, passed away Friday January 17, 2014 in Tucson, AZ. Rukin was born October 21, 1927 in Tucson, AZ. He grew up on his Dad’s X-9 Ranch located in the Rincon Mountains of his beloved Arizona. He attended Fountain Valley School in Colorado. Rukin was a member of Sigma Chi, graduating from the University of Montana with degrees in Anthropology and Sociology. While in college he met the love of his life, Carolyn “Keri” Gillett. They married in 1951, and he took his first job with the Hercules Powder Company in Phoenix, AZ. He subsequently owned and operated the Pioneer Gun Shop, was involved in a…

  • Peoria,  Phoenix

    Edgar Ervin Berger

    Edgar Ervin Berger, 81, of Phoenix, passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at his residence. He was born on February 5, 1932 to the late Ervin and Mary (Daley) Berger in Wellington, Kansas. Edgar worked as a Surveyor for Maricopa County Highway Engineering Department. On December 5, 1954 he married Donna Nuss in Wellington, Kansas. He worked for the Wellington, Kansas Police Department before moving to Phoenix. Edgar is survived by his loving spouse of 58 years, Donna; 4 Children – Edra (Dan) Roberts of Hillsboro, Oregon, Kevin (Lisa) Berger of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Rhonda (Jerry) Freeman of Gilbert, Arizona and Shannon Berger of Phoenix, Aarizona; 4 Grandchildren –…

  • Uncategorized

    GRUCKY, GERALD ANTHONY

    Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home of Phoenix, AZ: information regarding GRUCKY, GERALD ANTHONY Grucky, Gerald A. (Jerry), 51, passed away February 13, 2013.  Jerry was born August 22, 1961 in Phoenix, Arizona.  He graduated from Gerard High School.  For 31 years he was employed at Phoenix College initially working in the Fire Science/EMT Department – often assisting with training for firefighters – and then as an advisor in the Academic Advisement Department.  Jerry was a resource for thousands of students, always their advocate going above and beyond to make sure the students had the tools to be successful.  He had been a volunteer with the Maricopa County Sherriff’s Posse and…

  • Uncategorized

    BERTINO, BRIGADIER GENERAL FELIX J.

    Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home of Phoenix, AZ: information regarding BERTINO, BRIGADIER GENERAL FELIX J. Ret. Arizona National Guard Brig. Gen. Felix J. Bertino 93, died peacefully on Friday, February 1, 2013 at his home.  Born Oct. 11, 1919 in Phoenix, to Ellen A. and Felix D. Bertino, Felix J. Bertino descends from Northern Italy. Military service was a family tradition as his father, Felix D. Bertino, was an elite soldier in the Kingdom of     Savoy’s Royal   Arma dei Carabinieri.   Serving in the Canal Zone during WWII, Gen. Bertino was a ‘Bushmaster’ in the 158th Inf. and a 14th Inf. Jungle Platoon Leader.’  Rugged and fearless masters in the…

  • Goodyear

    Griggs, Ned A.

    Ned Anders Griggs, 64, of Avondale, died December 28, 2012.  He was born January 31, 1948 in Wauseon, Ohio to Lloyd and Joan (Lytle) Griggs.  Mr. Griggs graduated from Wauseon High School in 1966.  He was a member of the Elks Lodge, Wauseon Sportsmen Club and the National Rifle Association.  He is survived by his daughter Betsey Murry (Bill), son Patrick Griggs, and one grandchild, Zoe Murry; sisters Jill Daoust (Tom), Judy Falor (Gary), and brother Kim Griggs (Kelly).  A memorial service will be held at 3pm Saturday, January 5th at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Rd. in Goodyear.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to American…

  • Payson

    Obituary for Patrick Henry Ricke

    Patrick Henry Ricke died unexpectedly Sunday morning, Nov. 25, 2012 at the Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center in Show Low, Navajo County, Ariz. at the age of 52. Patrick was born in the old Mesa Southside Hospital in Mesa, Maricopa County, Ariz. to Gerald Joseph and the late Janice Arlene (Holck) Ricke.Mr. Ricke attended Gilbert High School and was a member of its 1978 graduating class. He worked for several construction companies throughout his life as a truck driver and, in his younger years, owned his own trucking company. He was a man who never liked to stay idle and, when he wasn’t working, found plenty of hobbies to occupy…

  • Payson

    Obituary for Mary June Beecroft

    Mary June Atkinson Beecroft, known as June, was born in 1935, in Wheeling, Ohio County, W. Va., the only child of Earl Clifford Atkinson (1893-1988) and Mary Maud Anderson Atkinson (1902-1945) of Roney’s Point, W. Va. She attended Triadelphia Grade School, Elm Grove, and graduated from Triadelphia High School, Wheeling, W. Va. in 1952. In June 1955 she graduated from the Ohio Valley General Hospital School of Nursing in Wheeling, W. Va. as a Registered Nurse. She was employed at that hospital for a time, and later at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz.Sept. 9, 1954, June was married to Floyd Dale Beecroft at Roney’s Point United Presbyterian…