102 year old Arizona Native, passed away in his home on November 11, 2010. He was born May 9, 1908 in Wenden, AZ ,the last of 10 Culling children. Robert was a WWII Veteran of the Army. He is survived by his son Bryon. Visitation will take place at 12:00 Noon, with a Funeral Service… Continue Reading
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82, of Phoenix, passed away on November 10, 2010. Charles was born on September 21, 1928 in Morenci, AZ. There he was raised and graduated from Morenci High in 1947, where he was prom king and beloved friend to many, before marrying Isabel Valles September 1949 to whom he was married to for 61 years. In his younger years, he was a musician who sang and played the guitar and drums at the dances during the 1940s with the Herb Aguilar orchestra. In his later years, he enjoyed spending time with family on holidays and birthdays. He worked at Phelps Dodge Mining Company as an Electrician for 35 years before he moved to Phoenix in the 80s and worked as a security guard before he retired. Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-grandfather, Godfather, and Beloved Friend to many. Charles is survived by: Wife Isabel, children Charlie, Danny (Denise), and Rosalie (Fred). Grandchildren: Leslie (Gabriel) and Kathy (Gabriel). Great grandchildren: Noah, Andrew, and Elia. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, November 18 at 1 p at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd. Phoenix, AZ.
of Phoenix, AZ died on November 9th, 2010 with his family by his side. He was born in Phoenix, Arizona on December 3rd to Sophie and George Carlin. Michael attended Saint Mary’s High School and graduated from Arizona State University. Michael was a member of the Arizona National Guard, Saint Francis Xavier Parish, Scottsdale 20-30 Club, The Phoenix J.C.’s, The Phoenix Country Club, and the White Mountain Country Club. Michael worked for Merrill Lynch for 42 years as a 1st Vice President. He retired in 1999 to spend more time with his family and friends and play golf. He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Lynda Carlin, and his children Erin Schmitt (Tom), Michael Carlin (Lisa) of Thousand Oaks, California, Brian Carlin, Amy Breitzman (Randall) and Daughter-In-Law Rebecca Carlin. Michael adored his grandchildren Michelle, Brian, Megan, Tyler, Lauren, Josh and Michael. Michael is preceded in death by his grandson Brian Carlin. Michael’s quiet warmth, love, compassion and subtle sense of humor will be missed by all who knew and loved him. A private family Mass will be held in his honor. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to HALO Animal Rescue, in memory of his beloved dog Jake, 5231 North 35th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85017; 100 Club of Arizona, 5033 North 19th Avenue, Suite 123, Phoenix, AZ 85015; Saint Mary’s Food Bank, 2831 North 31st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009.
90, born January 17, 1920, passed away November 10, 2010 in her home surrounded by her husband, Leonard and family members. Muriel was born in Douglas, Arizona and was one of 2 children born to Raymond and Lucy Taylor. Her brother Tom Taylor precedes her in death. She and her beloved husband, whom she lived for, celebrated their 68th Anniversary October 17th. They are survived by 6 children; Len, Jr. (Norma), Michael (Sheila), Dennice Copeland (Ken), Dianne, Karen Garcia (Jaime), 19 Grandchildren and 14 Great-Grandchildren. In 1947, Muriel and Leonard moved to Phoenix and remained in the same home for 63 years raising their children. She will be missed by her family and friends and will always be remembered for the sacrifices she made to make others happy. She is in God’s hands now. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 pm with a Rosary at 7:00 pm, Monday, November 15th at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be at 11:30 am, Tuesday, November 16th at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 750 E. Baseline Road, Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to
Our Lady of Sorrows Church.
age 88 of Phoenix, Arizona passed away November 9, 2010 in Banner Baywood Hospital, Mesa, AZ. Til spent the last days of her life surrounded by her family. She was the loving mother of six children; Girard O’Donnell, who preceded her in death, Donna Marie O’Donnell-Figurski of Nutley N.J., Judith Ann O’Donnell-Erdle of Lake City, PA., John Joseph O’Donnell III, of Phoenix, AZ., Mark Allen O’Donnell of Mesa, AZ., and Suzanne Ellen O’Donnell-McClain of Maben, MS. Til is also survived by six Grandchildren, Kiersten, Jared, Holen, Krystil, Maureen and John; and four great grandchildren, Treska, Kaya, Kambria and Kate. Til is also survived by two sisters, many nieces and nephews and a multitude of friends whom were blessed for having known her. Til was born May 22, 1922 in McKeesport, PA., to Susannah Kanyuch-Pavlik-Sefchic and John Pavlik, but resided in Phoenix for the last 41 years of her life. She touched the lives of many people. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to celebrate her life on Friday, November 12th, 2010, between 5:00p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made in her name to either of the following three entities. American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311,
www.diabetes.org –or- The Hope Heart Institute, 1380 112th Avenue NE, Suite 200, Bellevue, WA 98004,
www.hopeheart.org –or- Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation, 130 West 8th Street,
Suite 216, Erie, PA 16501, www.kanziuscancerresearch.com
Bettie Ann Speziale, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away Sunday, November 7, 2010 at the age of 78. Bettie was the only child of Andy and Angeline Wray and was born in Denver, Colorado on March 24, 1932. She resided in Phoenix for most of her adult life. Survivors include her husband, Vincent Speziale; three daughters, Kimberly Burnett, Mary Baker, and Agnes Speziale; and eight grandchildren. A Graveside Service will be held at 10AM, Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at St. Francis Cemetery, 2033 N. 48th Street, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial donations in her name to Hospice of the Valley: 1510 E. Flower St. Phoenix, AZ 85014. 602-530-6900
born 1/29/29, 81 years of age, died Tuesday, November 2, 2010 11:30 PM at Scottsdale Osborn Hospital resulting from advanced complications of Post-Polio Syndrome. Born in 1929 in
Harvard, Illinois, John was one of four children from George Burditt Lake and Vera Hannah Hofmeister Lake. Upon graduating from Illinois College he married Marilyn Ystebo and soon thereafter took over the third-generation family lumber and hardware business known as Lake Lumber located in Harvard, Illinois. As a member of Rotary, John received “Man of the Year” and other accolades for his many contributions to the community. He also received an award of appreciation from the Harvard Rescue Squad as performing an honorable service to the unit & community. Finally tiring of the Northern Illinois harsh winters and desiring a climate more favorable to his health and that of Marilyn, in 1970 John sold his business and moved his young family to Phoenix, Arizona. Wishing to again own a small business, he bought and operated a gift shop in the old Thomas Mall named Nutville USA. In the mid-70s John returned to the Lumber business by becoming a salesman at a large lumber wholesaler in the valley called Malco. It was the business he knew best and enjoyed, and as a result, received top salesman honors for many years until retiring 25 years ago. A gourmet cook, voracious reader of history, and collector of coins and stamps, John very much enjoyed his retirement. His greatest passion, however, was his thorough and prolific research of genealogy. Having spent much of his adult life documenting the lineage of the Lake family, John spent many Saturdays pouring through the Mormon Library in Mesa tracing the family through more than 200 years of rich history. His work resulted in a spectacular collection of volumes illustrating the lives and images of the family of which he was extraordinarily proud. John is survived by his daughter, Kathleen S. Cochran of Phoenix, AZ, son, Michael Lake of Warwick, NY, and two grandchildren Cooper and Parker. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 11am at the Shepherd of the Hills Church, 5524 East Lafayette Boulevard in Phoenix.
of Phoenix, Arizona was born on October 18, 1916 in Lake Forest, Illinois and passed away on September 5, 2010 in Tempe, Arizona. Herbert was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Harryet H. White, his brother William J. White, his niece Annie Plahm, and his nephew William Plahm. His daughter, Betsy White Anderson and his granddaughter, Allison Anderson, both of Phoenix, survive him. His sisters, Priscilla Plahm and Joanne Bruce, and his nieces and nephews Janet Plahm Lucas, Kurt Bruce, Carrie Bruce Miller, Donald Bruce, Kathleen Bruce Azato, Robert, Richard, James, and David White also survive him. Herbert completed master’s degrees in both business administration and public administration at Roosevelt University of Chicago. In 1943, Herbert enlisted in the Army Air Force serving in both North Africa and Italy during the Second World War. Following WWII, he served with the occupation forces in Japan. Herbert retired from the military in 1963 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, but continued to work with the military in a civilian capacity until 1973, and later served as Dean of Park College at Williams Air Force Base. Herb’s community service included the Lake Bluff (IL) Park Commission; Girl Scouts of Illinois-Crossroads Council; Tempe Historical Museum; and Christ Church of the Ascension. He was a member of the Freemasons, the University Club, the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), and the Dons’ Club of Arizona. A private service for the family was held at Christ Church of the Ascension. Donations to the memory of Herbert White would be gratefully accepted by either of the following organizations: NARFE-Chapter 1505-Alzheimer’s Research, Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, 17th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601 or Arizona Animal Welfare League and SPCA, 30 N. 40th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Died November 2, 2010. Helen passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. Born on January 15, 1924, in her native Phoenix. Helen attended Phoenix Union High School where she met the love of her life of 66 years, Lou, who preceded her in death. During WWII Helen worked at Airesearch. After the war Helen settled in to raise her five children, Lou Jr., Stephen, Mary, Beth and Linn. In 1973, Helen’s entrepreneurial spirit opened her business Mirror Mirror Beauty Salon which is still in operation. After retirement, Helen and Lou enjoyed many years of world travel. Helen was a devoted grandmother of 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and 1 great, great-grandchild. We will always cherish our beloved Mother, Grandmother and friend. Visitation will be at 10:00am with a Funeral Service at 10:30am, Monday, November 8 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Interment will follow at 1:00pm, at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. 23029 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix.
86, of Phoenix, passed away October 29, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Connie S., daughters; Ophelia and Mary Helen, sons; Paul and Rosendo, Sr. III and sisters; Dalia, Socorro and Connie. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00pm, with a 7:00pm Funeral Service Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, 85018. Burial will be at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona at 12:30pm, Friday, November 5. 2010.