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    James “Jack” Novak

    Novak – James “Jack” of Tucson, Arizona, formerly of Grand Rapids MI, age 80, passed away May 2, 2019 surrounded by his family at home. Jack is survived by his beloved, Sharon; his sons, Jack M. Novak, Steven Lamphear, and Stuart Lamphear; daughters Genyphyr (Robert) Novak-Farwell, Rebecca Novak, and Laura Purcell; his mother, Rose Wisowaty; sister Judith Miderski; grandchildren Rachel, Keith, Chad, Justin, Michael, James, and Maxwell; eight  great-grandchildren; and many relatives and friends. Jack was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.  After graduating from St. Mel High School in 1956, he went to St Joseph’s college for two years.  He entered the U.S. Army, serving as a radio teletype…

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    Kathleen Morrison Nickens

    Kathleen Morrison Nickens July 28, 1949 – May 24, 2019 Kathleen Morrison Nickens (née Mary Kathleen Morrison) passed away peacefully at Tucson Medical Center on May 24, 2019, following a courageous three-year battle with breast cancer. Kathy was born July 28, 1949 in Liberal, KS to Estelle Mae Graves and George Robert Morrison. When her parents married in San Diego, CA in February 1942, her father was in the coastal artillery at Fort Rosecrans helping to provide defense of the harbor. He later served in Patton’s 4th Armored Division in France and Germany. Her mother was a “Rosie the Riveter” there, working on Consolidated B-24 liberator bombers. Both parents preceded…

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    Mrs. Catherine Jane Kramer

    Obituary for Catherine Jane Kramer   Catherine Jane Kramer, 82, captain of her neighborhood watch, Arab horse jockey and stuntwoman, Pie Boss, and trekking master of all things in the Tortolitas, died on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Fondly known as “Jane” to her friends, her family never heard her called “Catherine”. She adored driving, especially in the reverse gear in her Subaru. She often claimed she could drive as well backward as any man could drive his pickup forward. From sacking Power Packs for MUSD to packing and moving those in need with the Helping Hands group at her church, her years were a testament to a life of service…

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    Mrs. Patricia Marie Sorensen

    It is with great sadness, the family of Patricia Kilgore Sorensen announce her passing on May 28, 2019 in Tucson, AZ.  Pat was born August 31, 1948 in Des Moines, IA to Glen and Dorothy (Pugh) Kilgore. She was preceded in death by her parents, as well as her older brothers Glen Kilgore Jr and Charles W Kilgore. Most of Pat’s younger life was spent in the Des Moines Area and later in New Virginia, IA, where she was a member of the Medora Methodist Church.  She graduated from Interstate 35 High School.  Pat married Dale Sorensen in 1975 in Des Moines, IA, and moved to Tucson, AZ in 1978. …

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    Charles Edward Shaub

    Charles Edward “Buzz” Shaub, III passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family and loved ones, on Saturday, May 18, 2019.  He was born on October 12, 1948, in Harrisburg, PA to Josephine Knebel Shaub and Charles Edward Shaub, Jr.  After graduating from Fontana High School in Fontana, CA, he attended San Bernardino Valley College.   Buzz was a Vietnam Combat Veteran, who served in the U.S. Army as a sniper  from 1968 to 1970.  He was awarded the Bronze Star for his valiant service.  After leaving the Army, he worked alongside his father at Kaiser Steel Mill in Fontana, CA.   He later joined Prime Group as a Sr. Project Manager,…

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    Barbara Sharon Briddle

    Barbara Sharon Briddle, 70, peacefully passed away May 14th, 2019.  Her Parents Adron and Josephine Mary Clotiaux both deceased. She was a beloved wife, mother, nana and friend.  She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Fynis “Gene” Briddle of Arizona City. She is also survived by her 2 children, Jeremy Briddle of Tucson and Fynisa Engler of Marana.  Also son in law Jeff Engler and granddaughter Ashley Engler.  She also has extended family in California where she was born and raised before moving to Arizona in 1990.  

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    Timothy Bowman

    Timothy Bowman, 55, went to be with the Lord on 5/6/19.  He is survived by his 3 daughters, Melina Marie (25), Cecilia Belen (22) and Isabella May (14), as well as his mother Joann Huff (Bob) and brother Joe Hedgecock (Terri) and Rick Hedgecock.  Tim loved his daughters and was proud of being their father.  He was also a registered nurse and was proud of the profession.  He was a very good nurse.  More importantly, Tim had a relationship with the Lord and this gave him peace.  We will celebrate his life on 5/17/19 at 6pm at Calvary Christian Fellowship.  In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Calvary…

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    Herbert E Hanisch

    Herbert E Hanisch, passed away April 19, 2019 at the age of 92, in Tucson, Arizona. Herbert was born October 31, 1926 to Emil and Olga Hanisch in Cleveland, Ohio. Herbert retired as an accountant with Hupp Corporation in Cleveland, Ohio. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 63 years, Loretta, Daughters Debbie of Fremont CA, Gail of Tucson AZ, and Barbara also of Tucson AZ, Granddaughter Maxine Lucas (Joseph Hackler) of Little Rock AR. A Memorial Service will be 10:00 AM, Saturday May 18, 2019 at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, with Rev. David Pavesic officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation.

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    Kyle D Olinger

    Kyle D. Olinger, 53, originally from Kutztown, PA passed away unexpectedly on April 18, 2019 due to medical complications in a 15 year battle with paralysis and amputations resulting from being shot in the line of duty as a police officer. Born in Reading PA, he was the son of Warren and Ruth Ann (Hertzog) Olinger of Oley, PA.  He was the husband of Jeana Olinger, father of Justin K. Olinger, stepfather of Nathaniel (Brittani) King, grandpa of Bailey, Ashlynn, and Bradley, better known to them as Opa. After proudly serving in the United States Marine Corps, Kyle became a police officer and academy instructor in the Reading Police Department.…

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    Abraham Nasser

    Abraham Nasser 79, Geological Engineer of Tucson, AZ, passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, April 18, 2019. He is survived by wife of 45 years, Mabel Nasser and his children Mabel Coulter (Jerry), Gladys Walker (Robert), Frank Nasser (Alexis) and Jorge Nasser; five grandchildren, Jordan, Aiza, Sean, Brandon and Samuel. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather that has spread love and joy to all and will be greatly missed.

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    Keith R Long

    Keith R. Long, Ph.D. 4/30/1957 to 3/29/2019 Keith Richard Long passed away in the presence of his devoted wife Kay in Tucson from complications related to colon cancer. Born to Walter A. Long and Edith Berridge in Wichita Falls, Texas, Keith grew up in Santa Clara, California and graduated from University of California Santa Cruz with a double major of a B.S. in Earth Sciences and a B.A. in Political Economy (1979). He completed his M.S. in Geoscience at University of Michigan (1984), and his Ph.D. in Mineral Economics at The University of Arizona (1988). He married Kay Ellen Lindley in Tucson on Oct. 2, 1999. Keith joined the U.S.…