Obituaries

BENEDIS, AUDREY L.

BENEDIS, AUDREY L.

86 of Phoenix, formerly of Redford Township, Michigan, passed away peacefully on September 15, 2014.  She is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Daniel.  Audrey is survived by her daughter Diana (Thomas), daughter Dawn (late husband Larry), grandchildren Lisa (Scott), Craig (Renee), Ryan, Matthew and Kaitlin.  Great-grandchildren Lindsey ...   Read complete obituary here  

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DE LA CRUZ, CARMEN JIMENEZ

DE LA CRUZ, CARMEN JIMENEZ

93, was born December 18, 1920 in Glendale, Arizona, daughter to Pomposo and Ventura Jimenez passed away September 15, 2014.  She was preceded in death by her husband Frank, son Gregory, and grandson Anthony (Gordo) Watson, and four brothers and four sisters.  She is survived by her two sisters Angelina Alvarez and Mary Estrada, and her children ...   Read complete obituary here  

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PICCOLI, RICHARD  EDWARD

PICCOLI, RICHARD EDWARD

Piccoli, Richard E., 81, of Scottsdale AZ, passed away with his family by his side on September 11, 2014.  Richard was born in Chicago, IL to William and Melanie Piccoli on November 24, 1932. In 1949, Richard’s family relocated to Arizona. This is where he met his wife and together they raised their sons. Richard retired from Basha’s after 18 years ...   Read complete obituary here  

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BLANCHARD, JOHN PAUL

BLANCHARD, JOHN PAUL

75, of Phoenix, passed away on September 9, 2014.  John was a Phoenix native.  He attended Scottsdale High School, the New Mexico Military Institute and was the owner of Medallion Electric.  He is survived by his wife Mary of 52 years, children, Kathleen (Bernardo) Garcia, son Kevin, and Kristine (Joseph) Knapp, 11 grandchildren, his brother Allen ...   Read complete obituary here  

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NEWHARD, MARY ‘REGINA’

NEWHARD, MARY ‘REGINA’

Mary ‘Regina’ Newhard, 66, beloved mother, sister, and grandmother died on Friday, September 5, 2014; the following day would have been her 67th birthday. She was born September 6, 1947 in Phoenix, AZ. She worked for the United States Postal Service before she retired, and was a dedicated member of the American Postal Workers Union. She ...   Read complete obituary here  

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KASE, THOMAS J.

KASE, THOMAS J.

Thomas J. Kase, 66, passed away peacefully on September 6, 2014, after fighting a courageous battle with Merkel cell cancer for over two years. He was born on January 24, 1948, in Jamestown, New York, and lived in Phoenix most of his life after his family relocated to the Valley in 1952. He graduated from St. Thomas the Apostle Grade School in 1962, ...   Read complete obituary here  

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ARIZPE, ELDA  C.

ARIZPE, ELDA C.

86, passed away peacefully at home on September 4th, 2014.  Elda spent her life caring for her family.  She lived in Portage, Indiana and moved to Surprise, Arizona in 1993.  She made her final move to Phoenix to live with her daughter, Christine and son-in-law, Kenneth in 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Vicente and son ...   Read complete obituary here  

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SUMMERS, JERRY LEROY

SUMMERS, JERRY LEROY

72, passed away on September 2, 2014.  He was born June 27, 1942 to Harold and Dorothy Summers in Glendale, CA.  The family returned to Phoenix, AZ shortly thereafter which is where he resided for the remainder of his life.    He graduated from Carl Hayden High School in 1959.  Eventually, he went to work for his father at Summers Tile as an office ...   Read complete obituary here  

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WITZEMAN, ROBERT ALLEN

WITZEMAN, ROBERT ALLEN

Witzeman, Robert Allen, 87 of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on August 30, 2014.  Bob was born May 7, 1927 in Akron, Ohio, where he grew up.  He served in the Navy in 1945, graduated from Oberlin College in 1950, and Case Western Reserve Medical School in 1954.  He moved to Phoenix in 1958 and practiced medicine as an anesthesiologist for 30 years.  ...   Read complete obituary here  

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CHACON, PAUL A.

CHACON, PAUL A.

went to be with the Lord on August 29, 2014, with family by his side.   Born on February 11, 1935, Paul graduated from Phoenix Union High School. He retired as a bank executive and deacon from the Diocese of Los Angeles, California.   Paul is preceded in death by:  parents Pablo and Eloisa Chacon, sister Mary Lou Strauss, brothers William Apodaca ...   Read complete obituary here  

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