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    Alice Pauline Masherella

    Alice Pauline Masherella , age 88; passed away peacefully on September 3, 2019. She was  born on June 13, 1931 in North Tonawanda, New York to George and Pauline Wilke. Alice met the love of her life Richard Masherella, and they were married October 12, 1952. They had a wonderful 65 years of marriage filled with dedication and love. They raised 3 children; Richard Allan, Brian Edward and Karen Lynn. They had 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Alice went to school and became a beautician. She worked for Breck and worked closely with the chemists in the labs. She would help evaluate and compare projects before production. She and…

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    Judith Gregory Bowes

    Judith Gregory Bowes passed away August 30, 2019 at the age of 85 from the infirmities of old age. She led an exemplary life of devotion to family and service to others. Many lives were and remain measurably improved by things that she said and did. Her professional specialty was thanatology, and accordingly she focused her counseling and teaching career on the special needs of those facing loss and grief. Before entering private practice, she worked for the St. Francis Center, now the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing of Washington, DC, where she served as Clinical Director. Among other contributions, she worked closely with the founder, the Reverend William…

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    Aubrey Wayland Heatley

    Aubrey “Wayland” Heatley January 2, 1931-August 17, 2019   Heatley, Aubrey Wayland 88 of Marana Arizona passed away at home on August 17, 2019.  He is survived by his wife of 61 years Elaine. Wayland served in the US Army from 1953-1955.  He Earned his Bachelors Degree from Oklahoma State University in 1959. Although Wayland would always be considered an “Oakie Native” he moved to Tucson in 1959 where he worked as a surveyor.  In 1966 he moved to Marana where he would make his home and pursue the horse business. Wayland Heatley was a man who knew hard work in bad weather; his hands were work worn, but his…

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    Joseph F. Cicero

    Joseph F. Cicero: Joseph F. Cicero died on August 9, 2019. He was born in Frontenac, Kansas on March 14, 1934. He moved to Tucson, Arizona in August of 1959. He was preceded in death by his father Sam Cicero, mother Stella Cicero, and sister Marian Cicero. He’s survived by his widow Janet (Herd) Cicero, daughter Kellie Bell, son Patrick Cicero, sister Marilyn Sarley (Frontenac, KS), and brother Marvin Cicero (Joplin, MO).  He had three grandchildren, Christopher McClure, Chauncey Bell, and Kyleigh Lippert. He also had four great grandchildren. He was a Korean War veteran serving in the U.S.  Army from 1954 through 1962. He received a B.S. and M.S.…

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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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    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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    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. 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.…

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    Mr. Jerry Edward Cox

    Jerry Cox On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, Jerry Edward Cox passed away at the age of 75 after a valiant fight with Cancer. Jerry was born on March 4, 1944 in Tucson, AZ to Margarite (Crow) and Samuel “Jack” Cox.   On July 7, 1997 he married Rebecca Kinzie, who he spent the rest of his life with.   He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.   He was a general contractor by trade, specialized in Electric and Plumbing.  He was an avid horse trainer and owner for racing both Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses.   He is survived by his wife Rebecca Cox. His siblings Sister Norma Funkhouser and Brother…

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    Bernard I Rabinovitz

    Bernard Rabinovitz, 81, of Tucson, passed away March 21, 2019.   A Graveside Service will be 10:00 AM, Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Marana Cemetery.

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    Parker James Gotcher

    In Loving Memory   PARKER JAMES GOTCHER 1995-2019   MEMORIAL SERVICE OPEN TO ALL   Saturday, March 30th at 11am CDO Baptist Church 9200 N Oracle Rd Tucson, AZ 85704   RECEPTION AND LUNCH TO FOLLOW   In lieu of flowers, please consider sending any support and encouragement through their support page found at:   gofundme.com/parker-gotcher-tragic-loss   …or directly to:   4703 W Daphne Lane Tucson, AZ 8574

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    Joan L Ingram

    Joan L. Ingram obituary Joan L. Ingram was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, 10/20/1926, to Elizabeth Edna Fink Looney and Joseph Claude Looney. After graduating from Wewoka High School, Joan attended the University of Oklahoma. She majored in journalism and home economics and was an active member of the Delta Gamma Sorority. Joan met her future husband, Tom L. Ingram, when he returned from active duty during WWII.  They fell in love and were married 10/26/1947.  Tom and Joan moved to Midland, Texas, where Tom began his professional career with Stanolind Oil and Gas Company.  They relocated to Roswell, New Mexico in 1952, when Tom was promoted to district geologist and…

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    Arthur Alvin Idler

    Celebrating Arthur Idler’s Blessed Life Arthur Alvin Idler passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at age 88. His wife of 62 years, Joan, remained by his side as he battled a short illness. Art’s family brought comfort to him along with numerous amazing nurses and therapists at Casas Adobes Rehab center and Hacienda de la Luz. Art was born in Selby, SD on August 4,1930, to Rudolph and Bertha Idler. He is survived by his sister-in-law Patricia Geegan of Tucson, AZ, daughter Vicky Ayers and son-in-law Larry, son Arthur Idler II and daughter-in-law Debra. Pa’s greatest joy came from his grandchildren, Amber, Nicole, Adam, Chelsea, Zachary, and Jordan, great-grandchildren…

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    Kathie Sue Heinzelman

    Kathie Sue Heinzelman 3/15/1948 – 3/12/2019 Kathie Sue Heinzelman, 70, Corona De Tucson, passed away March 12, 2019 at 1:05am in Peppi’s Hospice House, Tucson, AZ, after a 6-year bout with Cancer. Mrs. Heinzelman was a 1966 graduate of Clinton Central High School in Michigantown, IN. She retired from the Federal Government in 2017 after 35 years of service as an Executive Secretary. She was a member of Vintage Church in Tucson, AZ. Mrs. Heinzelman gave her life to the Lord in 1957 at the age of 9 years old. Mrs. Heinzelman enjoyed reading, cross stitch, playing euchre, and being around family and friends. She was born March 15, 1948…

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    Eugene A Peterson

    Eugene A. Peterson US Army veteran Peacefully passed at age 61 at home on March 6, 2019 in Tucson, Arizona. By his side his beloved wife Sandra Peterson and children Jennifer, Eugene Jr, Kristina, Cynthia, Kathleen, Ashley, AJ He is preceded in death by both parents, as well as his brother and sister. Survived by wife Sandra Peterson, seven children and 14 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Marana Mortuary on Monday March 18, 2019 from 8:00 AM  to 10:30 AM. Military Honors will be at the AZ Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Marana, following the service at 11:00 AM.

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    Susan Kay Richins

    Susan Kay Richins of Marana, Arizona, passed peacefully into eternal sleep due to complications of a brain aneurysm on February 8, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Susan was born June 30th, 1946 to Loyd and Ruby Barnard in Gallup New Mexico. She graduated from Grants High School in 1964. She married Clark Richins in Albuquerque New Mexico recently celebrating their 52nd anniversary. Clark and Susan moved to Tucson Arizona in 1969. In 1974 they built their home on their farm and pecan orchard in what was then rural Avra Valley. Susan worked for the family business as the bookkeeper and accounting. Susan and Clark have 3 children, Tammy Downing…

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    Charles William Griffith

    Charles (Chuck) William Griffith, MSgt USAF (Retired) of Tucson, Arizona passed away unexpectedly in the late evening at his skilled nursing facility on Sunday, February 10th, 2019 at the age of 66.  He was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1952.  Hours before he passed, his wife Cheryl, and son Cody had the opportunity to visit with him.  They gave him kisses, encouragement, and told him they loved him.  They were extremely thankful they had the chance to see him before he passed. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Cheryl (Cheri) Lydamore Griffith, his son Cody Griffith, his daughter-in-law Lindsey Griffith, and granddaughter Abbigayle Griffith.  Grandpa Chuck was…

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    CW4 Eugene Meyers

    Cw4 Eugene Meyers, US Army (retired) died peacefully at home on January 20, 2019 in Tucson Arizona at the age of 86. Gene is survived by his wife Janet, daughter Deborah, son Gary, step children Julie, Anthony, Sean. Grandsons Jerome and Dawson. Gene retired after 30 years serving our country. He served at the Nevada testing site, the south Pacific, Korea, Vietnam and numerous army posts. After retirement Gene opened G & M Auto in the picture rock area helping many people. He loved his country, family and pets. He will be missed. Services will be held February 11th at Veteran Memorial Cemetery in Marana at 10am. Reception to follow…

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    Arpril Churchill

    April Dawnette Churchill, 48, passed peacefully from this world January 17, 2019 in Tucson, Arizona due to complications from pneumonia. April was born August 13, 1970 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Darryl and Barbara Churchill. April graduated from Canyon Del Oro High School and went on to receive a certificate in Medical Assisting.  After briefly working in the medical field she enlisted in the army.  She was assigned to the Intelligence Division at Fort Dix in New Jersey.  She was released from duty because of her medical conditions. Subsequently April returned to the Tucson area where she joined the Arizona Department of Corrections as an officer in the Maximum Security Male…

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    John Bent Maple

    John Bent Maple  1943-2019 John, age 75, died January 4, 2019 in Tucson, AZ from complications due to cancer.  He was born in California, but spent most of his youth in Yerington, Nevada on the family cattle ranch.  He graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor in Forestry and worked for the Forest Service in Montpelier, ID. He returned to CSU and got his Masters in Business Administration.  After getting his Masters, he worked as a lumber salesman, mostly for independent sawmills, in various places throughout the western states. For his final job, he imported pine lumber from New Zealand to the US market. John was preceded in death…

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    David Ross Anthony Castro

    Celebrating David Castro’s Grateful Life What A Long, Strange Trip It’s Been. . . David Ross Anthony Castro passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at age 70 after a short illness. His wife of almost 35 years, Marty, remained by his side as he battled respiratory failure. David’s daughter, Shannon Castro, son and daughter-in-law, Ben and Christine Castro, brought comfort to David along with numerous amazing nurses and respiratory techs at Northwest Hospital. David was born in Phoenix, AZ on July 30, 1948, to Ross and Anna Castro. He is survived by his sisters Patricia (William) Byrne of Winchester, MA, and Victoria (Gary) Tiepelman of Scottsdale, AZ.  He is…