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KIRKISH, NORA M.

KIRKISH, NORA M.

Nora Kirkish passed away peacefully in Phoenix, Arizona on November 15, 2014. Nora was born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada to Peter and Nabiha Davis. The Davis family moved to Phoenix in 1947. Nora graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Phoenix in 1948. Shortly after, she met her husband, Robert (Bob) Kirkish and married on April 22, 1957 ...   Read complete obituary here  

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STEJSKAL, M. MARGARET

80, passed away peacefully on November 15, 2014 after bravely losing a 2 year struggle to pancreatic cancer. Born on November 7, 1934 to Robert and Frances Connor in Omaha, Nebraska, she spent her early childhood years living in Pocatello, Idaho. Her family moved back to Omaha where she attended Cathedral High School and was then employed at the Union ...   Read complete obituary here  

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FALKNER, DWAYNE HIGHLY

FALKNER, DWAYNE HIGHLY

60, of Tempe passed away on November 12, 2014. He was born January 5, 1954 in Gallup, NM, to Bill and Alynne Evans Falkner. Highly is best remembered as a devoted husband and father, a protector, a mentor to many, and a loyal friend. He was passionate and selfless above all else: an outdoorsman, avid cyclist, entrepreneur, philanthropist and a true ...   Read complete obituary here  

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WUEBBELS, DON ALOIS

WUEBBELS, DON ALOIS

73, died September 20, 2014 from complications of COPD.  Born January 13, 1941 in Bellevue, Illinois, he grew up on his family’s dairy farm in Germantown, Illinois.  More of a reader than a farmer, he fought hard to attend high school and college.  He attended St. Louis University on the prestigious General Motors Scholarship.  The first person ...   Read complete obituary here  

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GREENWALD, THOMAS MICHAEL

GREENWALD, THOMAS MICHAEL

68, of Fountain Hills, AZ, passed away peacefully in his home on November 8, 2014. Tom was born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 16, 1946, to John and Mary Greenwald, who preceded him in death. He attended West Technical High School and entered the US Navy serving aboard the USS America. He then earned a B.A. at Cleveland State University. Tom was a retired ...   Read complete obituary here  

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HANSON, SCOTT R.

HANSON, SCOTT R.

passed away on November 4, 2014 surrounded by his family. Scott was born in Boise, Idaho on October 27, 1956. He moved to Phoenix with his family at a young age. Scott enjoyed fly fishing, playing basketball with his sons, watching the Phoenix Suns, Green Bay Packers and spending time with his family. He had a great sense of humor with twinkling blue ...   Read complete obituary here  

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SLOMSKI, JACQUELINE “JACKIE” M.

SLOMSKI, JACQUELINE “JACKIE” M.

77, died on November 10, 2014. Services were held privately by the family. Jackie was born April 14, 1937 in Chicago to William and Therese (nee DeCoste) O’Gara. The oldest of eight children, Jackie was deeply involved in raising her younger siblings. On February 11, 1956, she married her childhood sweetheart, Raymond J. Slomski. Ray was irresistibly ...   Read complete obituary here  

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MONTANEZ, JULIE ANN

MONTANEZ, JULIE ANN

41, of Tempe, AZ, passed away on November 7, 2014. She was born to Gilbert and Rosalie Montanez in Phoenix, AZ on June 5, 1973. She attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel School and then went on to graduate from Tempe High School. Julie loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her son, nieces, and nephews. Julie is survived by her son, Xavier, sister, ...   Read complete obituary here  

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McMAHON, REV. MONSIGNOR JOHN J.

McMAHON, REV. MONSIGNOR JOHN J.

93, of Mount Claret Retreat Center, Phoenix, AZ, died peacefully at his residence on Thursday, November 6, 2014. Born September 3, 1921 in County Cavan, Ireland to Rose and Peter McMahon. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Bernard and Peter, sisters Rose, Margaret and Kathleen. Msgr, John is survived by his sister Mary (McMahon) Duke, ...   Read complete obituary here  

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WHITMAN, FRANK BURTON “BURT” JR.

WHITMAN, FRANK BURTON “BURT” JR.

Frank Burton “Burt” Whitman, Jr, 85, of Gilbert, AZ, formerly of Bloomington, passed away peacefully October 30, 2014, at Chandler, AZ, after a recent illness. Services will be arranged at a later time. Burt was born Jan. 10, 1929, in Normal, IL, attended Normal Community High School and Illinois Wesleyan University before marrying Mary Katherine ...   Read complete obituary here  

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