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Monday, August 20, 2001
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OBITUARIES B4 MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2001 The Arizona Republic To place a customized funeral announcement contact your funeral home or the Classified Advertising Department at 602-444-8774 or 602-444-8772. The Arizona Republic publishes a free basic obituary notice as a public service, including name, age, date of death, place of residence, visitation services, military status, and one contribution. Families who choose to present additional information are charged $60 for the first 20 lines plus additional linage and photo charges. The Arizona Republic is not responsible for returning unsolicited photos. Deadline to place your notice through The Arizona Republic is 12noon for next day's publication. Obituaries submitted to the Republic may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. BALESTRIERI, Nicholas BARNES, Bill- . BRADEN,. Lawrence C. CHABAK, Antoinette J. CORNELIUS, Davin Leigh DAMMEL, Irene B. DEMAREE, Gloria Gale GOTCH, Stephen Lawrence GRIMES, Patick Michael HARPER, Wilmer Eugene HENDRICKS, Amos JENKINS, Ada JONES, D. Lorraine LENZ, David Gorden LOUGHBOROUGH, . Malcolm White NEJDL, Libby NELSON, Elizabeth Ann ROBINSON, James R. ROSENOF, Amber M. SCHIRO, Mary Louise SCHREIBER, Edward SHELBY, Harold E. SILVER, Adaline M. SKOWSKI, Steve . STANNARD, Dr. Dale , Hampton STUBELT, Carrie Marie WILLIAMS, Hershey WILLIAMSEN, Henry Thomas Nicholas Balffitrieri, 82, Phoenix Arizona, passed away August 17, 2001. Services 3pm 821, Hansen Chapel 8314 N. 7th St, Phx 85020. Visitation 1 hour prior to services. Bill Barnes, 64, Scottsdale Arizona, passed away August 17, 2001. Visitation 820 from 5-8pm with a Scripture Service at 7pm at Messinger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary 8555 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd Scottsdale AZ 85255. Funeral Mass 821 at 10am, Franciscan Renewal Center 5802 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale. Contribution: any Wells Fargo Bank in memory of Bill Barnes for the care of the homeless, t Lawrence C. Braden,,68, of Mesa AZ, passed aaway Aug. 17, 2001. Mr. Braden was born Oct. 10, 1932 in Midland County, Michigan. He was a farmer. Survivors include his wife, Vera; daughters, Sharon Braden, Susan Braden-Dpminguez; brothers, Clarence Braden, Otto Clare Braden; grandchild Andrew Dominguez. Visitation Tues. Aug. 21, 5-8 PM, Melcher's Mission Chapel, 6625 E Main Street, Mesa, AZ. Services Wed. Aug. 22, 9:30 AM, Melcher's Mission Chapel, 6625 E Main Street, Mesa, AZ. Memorial Contributions: Paralyzed Veterans of America, 8126 N. 23rd Ave., Suite "F Phoenix, AZ 85021. Mrs. Antoinette J. Chabak, 85, Glendale Arizona, passed away August 17, 2001. Private family services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the donar's choice. Arrangements by Sunland Mortuary. .,,. -,..,.JIU . Davln Leigh I'.'l- j Cornelius, was a f ".. 1 gift to his family and his friends. "s I He passed away at J,; " 1 f his home in W"-. ' Tempe on Friday, -it ' Auust v 2001- f at the age of 24. f-" ? A Davin knew much "'' "' happiness in his life, and sadness as well. He had a wisdom beyond his years to bring joy, comfort to all. He loved people, and there was nothing he wouldn't do for those he loved. Those who loved him are countless. He is survived by the love of his life, Christy Birch, and her family, who quickly counted him as one of their own. He is survived by his mother, Cindy Cornelius, his father Terry Cornelius, stepmother Patricia Biggs, stepbrother Drew Henley and stepsister Jessica Henley. He is also survived by his grandparents, Tom and Helen Beardsley and Ruth Cornelius, and favorite aunts and uncles, Tom, Kevin, Steve, David, Susan, Susie, and Carol. His cousins were his brothers and sisters and he loved them all. His childhood friends, Jake, Kirk, Micah and Han, and his other mothers and fathers, Debbie and Ken, and Lynn and Corey. And finally, his best friends, Derek and Javier, and all of his friends, he loved us all. We will miss him and keep him with us in our hearts and memories. Visitation is from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday and services are at 10 am Wednesday, both at the Green Acres Chapel of Light, 401 N. Hayden Rd. Scottsdale, AZ. Contributions: Epilepsy Foundation, 4351 Garden City Drive, Landover, MD 20785. Irene B. Dammel, 86, Phoenix Arizona, passed away August 16, 2001. Services 12:30pm 821, National Memorial Cemetary of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd. Gloria Gale Demaree (Clark), of Phoenix, passed away at her home Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001. Gloria was born on Feb. 28, 1946 in San Antonio, Texas and moved to Phoenix L in 1947. She attended Central High School, Phoenix College and was affiliated with Disciples of Christ Church. Gloria married Bruce Farr Demaree and has two sons, David Tod Demaree and Travis Clark Demaree. Her father, Hilmon Tom Clark, precedes Gloria in death. She is survived by her sons, Tod and Travis; mother, Erna Mae Clark; sister, Beverly Sawyer, granddaughter, Dene; nephews, Derek, Dane, and David; nieces, Jessie and Mei Lin. Gloria was a loving mother, sister and daughter and will be greatly missed. She had a generous heart, endured many health obstacles, shared many special memories with her family and very much enjoyed San Diego. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, Aug. 20, at Messinger Indian School Mortuary, 7601 E Indian School Rd., Scottsdale, AZ. Stephen Lawrence "Larry" Gotch, age 54, of Glendale Arizona, passed away August 16, 2001. Visitation Monday, August 20, 2001 from 4-7:00 PM, Best Funeral Services & Chapel, 9380 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria, AZ. Services Monday, August 20, 2001 at 7:00 PM, Best Funeral Services & Chapel, 9380 W. Peoria Avenue, Peoria, AZ. Arrangements by Best Funeral Services & Chapel Patick Michael Grimes, 66, husband of 43 years, father of 4 and grandfather of 8, X - 1 tms life with eyes turned ' toward heaven on August 17, 2001. Pat was the younger of .4 two brothers born to John Edward Grimes, Sr. and Lorene Anna Grimes on October 7, 1934 in Murphysboro, IL. Always valuing education, Pat attended St. Andrew's Catholic School, Murphysboro Township High School and Southern Illinois University where he obtained the degree of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Science in 1957. As evidence of his fierce loyalty, Pat served as Sergeant in the United States Army. Always willing to participate, Pat was a member of the Scouts, a charter member of the Elks Lodge 2729, and a board member of the Catholic Social Services. During his years of employment Pat worked for McDonnell Douglas, Norge, Allen Industries, and Unidynamics, which brought him to Arizona in 1963, and Allied Signal from which he retired. A devout Catholic, Pat was an active member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Glendale since 1963. In his spare time, Pat loved auto mechanics, woodworking and playing bridge with his favorite partner in all things, his wife, Mary Kay. His relationship with his wife is a love story that does not know the bounds of earthly life. They married in 1958 and had four children John J. Grimes, William J. Grimes, Patricia K. Baldacchino, and Judith M. Grimes-Priebe. His wife, children, older brother John E. Grimes, Jr., 8 grandchildren whom he adored, nieces and nephew, and many loving friends survive Pat. Although his time with us was far to short, we are thankful that he can finally deeply inhale the rewards of eternal life with God. Pat, husband, father, grandfather, brother, 1 friend, you will be loved and missed forerver. A visitation will be held on Monday, August 20, 2001 from 5pm to 8pm with Vigil Service at 7pm at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 W. Thunderbird Rd. Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, August 21, 2001 at 10am at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 5614 W. Orange-wood. Interment will follow at Holy , Cross Cemetery, 10045 W. Thomas Rd. The family requests that donations can be made to the Alpha-1 Foundation, 2937 SW 27th Ave., Suite 302, Miami, FL 33133. For more information long onto Wilmer Eugene Harper, 82, Phoenix Arizona, passed away August 18, 2001. Visitation 6-9pm 820 at Hansen Mortuary 8314 N. 7th St., Services 1 lam 821 at the chapel. Contribution: Wilmer and Lois Harper Athletic Scholarship Endowment, University of Arizona Foundation; American Cancer Society or charity of choice. Amos Hendricks, 73, born October 14, 1927, died August 17, 2001. Amos was bom in Dayton, Ohio and moved to Phoenix, AZ in 1964. He served in the Army in the Korean War from 1950-1952. He also served in the Navy CB's from 1972-1975. Amos is survived by his wife, Pat of 48 years; five children, Reba Thornton, Carol Neagley, Roger Hendricks, Susan McDermott and Tracy Proffitt; 13 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held 9:30 -10:30 A.M., Wednesday, August 22, 2001 at Whitney & Murphy Arcadia Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. Funeral Service will immediately follow at 10:30 A.M. Interment will be at the National Memorial Cemetery of AZ, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix. Ada Jenkins, age 98, of Eloy Arizona, passed away August 17, 2001. Services will be Wednesday, August 22, 2001 at 1:00 P.M., at the Church of Christ, 1023 N. Main Street, Eloy, AZ.Arrangements handled by Valley Funeral Home, Eloy, AZ. Mrs. D. Lorraine Jones, 79, of Phoenix AZ, went home to be with the Lord August 16, 2001. Visitation 11:00 A.M. with strvices at 12:00 Noon, August 21st, at Serenity Chapel, Greenwood Memory Lawn, 2300 W. Van Buren, Phx. Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014. David Gorden Lenz, 47, Cave Creek Arizona, passed away August 16, 2001. Services 1 lam Monday 820 at Hansen Desert Hills Chapel, 6500 E. Bell Rd. Visitation 1 hour prior to services. Malcolm White Loughborough, 67, Phoenix Arizona, passed away August 16, 2001. Private internment. Libby Nejdl nee Papousek, age 84, of Scottsdale, formerly longtime resident of North Riverside, IL & Lake Forest, CA. Beloved wife of the late Lambert J., dearest mother of Frank L. (Liz), Lynn (Jim) Jacobs, and Sharon (the late Bill) Brown, fond grandmother of 9 and great-grandmother also of 9. Memorial Contributions to: Hospice of Arizona, 2222' W. Northern Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85021 or Alzheimers Assoc., (research funds), 919 Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 6061 1. Elizabeth Ann Nelson, age 78, of Sun City West Arizona, passed away August 17, 2001. Services to be held at a later date. Arrangements by Best Funeral Services 4 Chapel James R. Robinson, of Peoria, passed away August 17, 2001. Jim retired after being employed for 27 yrs as a Social Services Administrator with the City of Phoenix. After wards, he devoted full-time to his studies and practice of the Arts. Artist -James R. Robinson, was a self taught painter and craftsman throughout his lifetime and demonstrated his talents through various media including painting, sculpture, and even comedy which included elaborate family Halloween parties for which his own costume designs were described as works of art. Additionally, Jim's interests and "obsessions" included lapidary (cutting Opal), designing jewelry, silver smithing, clothing, computer-generated multi-media programs and presentations, sound sytems (U.S. Patent awarded), writing poetry, book publishing (The Four Gospels), and playing classical piano compositions. Jim's other creative compassion extended to research relating to Pre-Columbian Meso American Maya Art and Archaeology. His 30 years of Mayan studies and artistic passion resulted' to the creation of exact replicas of pre-Columbian Maya pottery and figures with hieroglyphic inscriptions, all intended to discern the "true" nature of the ancient Maya writing system. Lovingly, through the years, Jim has been best described by his friends as "...the last of the Renaissance men." Jim is survived by his wife Virginia, his son, Michael, 3 grandchildren, Christopher, Sara, and Michelle, and 13 brothers and sisters. Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 21, 2001, 5-8:00 p.m., including a Rosary at 6:30pm, at Chapel of the Chimes, 7924 N. 59th Ave., Glendale. Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, August 22, 2001 9:00 a.m., at St. Charles Borromeo, 8615 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria, and committal will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 99th Ave. & Thomas, Phoenix. Those who wish, may make memorial donations to St. Charles Borromeo, or Hospice of the Valley (Thunderbird Samaritan Care Unit). Amber M. 'Rosenof, 21, of Phoenix AZ, passed away Aug. 16, 2001. Amber was horn on Dec. 16, 1979 in Phoenix, AZ. Amber was a customer Representative for a telecommunica tions Co. She is survived by her parents Greg & Frances Rosenof, grandparents Patricia & Alexander Csiszer, DuWayne & Elenor Rosenof, Stanley & Barbara Curfew. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation will be Monday 820, 6:00-8:00 PM, Phoenix Memorial Mortuary, 200 W. Beardsley Road, Phx., Az. Services will be Tuesday, 821, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 11001 No. 70th Street, 11:00 AM. Arrangements handled by Phoenix Memorial Mortuary - Mary Louise Schiro, 86, of Peoria AZ, passed away August 17, 2001. Services will be held in Madison, WI August 23, 2001. Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014. Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Chapel. spent most of his childhood I el 41 ft i "' I , - -, graduated from Iron River High School and later went to Roosevelt Music Conservatory in Chicago, Illinois to study his gift and passion, the accordion and music composition. While in Chicago on leave from the Air Force during WWII, Steve visited his favorite music professor's school, and met Led Piersantis' daughter, whom he later married. Together Steve and Rosemary owned and operated, "The Piersanti School of Music", in south Chicago; and continued a life of musical tradition, which the Piersantis' cherished. Steve and Rosemary had two wonderful children and enjoyed a youthful life in St. Gall's Parish. They relocated to Scottsdale, AZ in the 1970's, and have been active members of St. Theresa Parish where Steve was an usher at the 1 1 :00 A.M. Sunday Mass for numerous years. Steve is survived by his loving wife, Rosemary; adoring daughter, Darlene; and devoted son, Steven. He is also survived by his brothers: John, Walter, and Tom; and his sisters: Girty and Vickie. Visitation will be held 6-7 P.M. Tuesday, August 21, 2001, with a 7:00 P.M. Scripture Service, at Whitney & Murphy Arcadia Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 1 1:00 A.M. Wednesday, August 22, 2001, at St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix. Steve never met a person that didn't admire him for his honest, fair, sympathetic and strong character. Heaven is now adorned with a new saint. Edward Schreiber, 88, of Phoenix AZ, passed away August 16, 2001. Services Tuesday, August 21, 2001, 10.00 AM at Shadow Mountain Mortuary Chapel, 2350 E Greenway Rd., Phoenix, AZ. Arrangements by Shadow Mountain Mortuary. Mr. Harold E Shelby, age 82, of Sun City Arizona, passed away August 17, 2001. Visitation 4:00-6:00 PM, Monday, August 20th, at Sunland Mortuary, 15826 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City. Services 9.00 AM, Tuesday, August 21st, at Sunland Lakeside Chapel, 15826 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City, AZ. Arrangements by Sunland Mortuary Adaline M. Silver, 92, Anoka Minnesota, passed away August 16, 2001. Services to be held in Anoka Minnesota. Dr. Dale Hampton Stannard, 77, beloved and devoted husband of Diane; devoted father to Carol, Mary, James, Theresa, whose mother, Virginia Hayes, precedes 1 1 him in death; and stepfather to Devin and Todd. Dale passed away on Thursday, August 16th, 2001. He was born on June 4, 1924 in New York, New York, graduated from University of Notre Dame in 1945, and was a graduate of Loyola Stritch School of Medicine. He was a board certified general surgeon and trauma surgeon. He was President of the St. Joseph's Hospital Medical Staff for two terms and was a long time member of Phoenix Country Club where he served on their Board of Directors. Dr. Stannard was an Army veteran of World War II and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed all sports. Dr. Stannard is survived by his wife, Diane; children, Carol Steed, Mary Ransbottom, James Stannard, and Theresa Stannard; stepsons, Devin Sanders & Todd Sanders; grandchildren, Christopher, Jeremy, Tyler, Anthony, Taylor, Hailey, Christian, and Andrew; and stepgrand-children, Cody and Dylan. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, August 21, 2001 at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 8620 North ,7th Street with burial at St. Francis Cemetery, 2033 North 48th St. A reception will immediately follow the graveside service. Arrangements by Whitney & Murphy Arcadia Funeral Home Carrie Marie Stubelt, 89, of Scottsdale AZ, passed away August 16, 2001. Memorial Service will be held Monday, August 20, 2001, 1:00 PM at Messinger Mortuary Chapel, 7601 E. Indian School Road., Scottsdale, AZ. Hershey (Harold) Williams, age 79, of Scottsdale, died Sunday, August 19th, 2001. He was born July 11, 1922 in Chicago. He is survived by his beloved wife Harriet (Lisitza) Williams; devoted sons, Mark (Mary) of Fairfax, CA., Jeff (Michelle) of Will-mette, IL., and Steve (Gemma) of Vallejo, CA. Proud grandfather of Arielle and Lana. Brother of Eileen and the late Allan Shaw of Aurora, IL., brother-in-law of Rose Williams of Skokie, IL. Preceded in death by brother Al Williams. Funeral services will be held Monday 9:30 AM at Green Acres Chapel, 401 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ. Contributions are requested to Har Zion, 6140 East Thunderbird, Scottsdale, AZ 85254. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary Henry Thomas Williamsen, 70, Scottsdale Arizona, passed away August 18, 2001. Graveside service 821 at 9:30pm at Paradise Memorial Gardens, 9300 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale AZ 85260. STEVE SKOWSKI Steve Skowski, 82, devoted husband and father, passed away August 15, 2001. Steve was born Sylvester Zyskowski in Iron River, Michigan to Walter and Michalina Zyskowski; and on the family farm. Steve A LIFE REMEMBERED 1 MURPHY'S LAW Murphy was an optimist. Family photo Nina Harris, who died last month at 54 after a 10-month illness, was quiet but also had a witty, sharp side. Educator spoke softly but carried big heart By Connie Cone Sexton The Arizona Republic The funeral service for Nina Harris had been over for more than half an hour, but dozens of her friends remained huddled in the foyer. They needed more time to share memories, a little more time to hone the art of "doing Nina." There was that defining way she made a point, right fist clenched, index finger pointed to the sky. And of course, there was the voice: high-pitched and soft, sweet but not cloying. "If you could get past the voice, there was substance there," said Margaret Macias, chairwoman of the counseling department at Phoenix College, where Harris was a faculty member. Harris was 54 when she died July 27 after a 10-month battle with colon cancer. She never considered her voice flawed. Rather than a hindrance, she flaunted its uniqueness, forging a career as a public speaker, teacher and counselor. She ran Nina & Friends, a professional speaking business, developed vocational education programs for Mesa Public Schools and served as a health career instructor at the Phoenix Indian School. Her life was about as packed as anyone could make it, longtime friend Nikki Lanf ord said. Along with the career achievements, she devoted herself to people. "She was so kind and caring. She cultivated friendships like priceless flowers," Lanford said. Harris, who was divorced, never had children but loved to surround herself with youngsters, whether they were 6 or 60, friend Terry Earp said. "She was a workaholic but always let her inner child out to play," Earp said. "She loved to read the tabloids. It was one of her dirty little secrets." Harris liked making lists and was an avid reader of recipes. She and Lanford would spend hours poring over possible concoctions. "But after about two hours, she'd turn to me and say, 'Where do you want to go to dinner?' " Lanford said Harris was quiet but sometimes liked to spring her witty, sharp side. "She was a steel magnolia. She could be very exacting. If she was on a trip and her hotel room wasn't the way she wanted, the bellhop better look out. But once things were settled, she'd' be just fine. She'd say, "I think this will work out just fine.' " 859 Cemetery Lots, Monuments & Svcs CEMETERY LOT, Rose Garden in Resthaven COMPANIO RESTHAVl uKANf 1 1 RONZE MARKER. K2O0623 87B-82M GREEN ACRES-sinole crypt overlooking The Fountains in beautiful Serenity Mausoleum. Call GREEN ACRES GARDEN OF FLOWERS. rnme igtaiions. ramify piore 14 in mui; Lois w & iii wims-uti 00D MEMO . b ark 17. vet obo Call lO Alice (949)682-4674 Grenw Memory Lawn cemetery 2300 w Van en. Single or over and under Ptotm garden ol i, J6u Leave message m)wi-ai Rest Haven Park West (Glendale), 4 Blots in Secion 5, kmki, inula m avvivii per plot. Call collect firime location, sijys per p mUi-UU or Leave Message LWJU4JJ.JI iiP.ip'iwwwy- H-Ltt1 J miym'wwm ipji jimmw vm i 4 1 hPH4 K- 1 Ml! . llll l .1 lit .1 -lirhrH- 1 She was so kind and caring. She cultivated friendships like priceless flowers. Nikki Lanford About her friend Nina Harris It was that soft voice that fooled people, Lanford said. During the 1970s, when Harris was working on her doctorate in psychology at Arizona State University, an adviser told her she sounded like a little girl. He suggested she try Toastmasters. She complied. Not as a means to alter her tone, but to build her confidence. Bill Hamilton, a fellow member of the Park Central chapter of Toastmasters in Phoenix, recalls one of her first speeches. "She was so soft-spoken, but she didn't turn the audience off. An evaluator of her icebreaker (speech) said, 'You might have a mouselike voice, but I bet you'll be the mouse that roared.' We all got a laugh." Harris' pitch would never waiver. She went on to win several Toastmaster awards. Many of her speeches touched on feminist ideals, a passion she carried into the classroom. During the 1970s, she began teaching in the Maricopa Community College District. Women flocked to the sessions, searching out help to eliminate self-defeating behavior or find out ways to build their self-esteem. After about 30 years of serving as an adjunct faculty member, Phoenix College made her a permanent faculty member in 1999. Macias, her boss, said Harris bent over backward to help students with financial or child care problems. She'd slip them a bus pass or encourage them to bring children to counseling visits. Harris would then hand out crayons and paper. "After they left, she put up the art. It filled her office," Macias said. Maria Olivas, who works in the admissions office at Phoenix College, said Harris helped her get past lingering grief. Olivas, 37, lost her mother when she was 17. "Nina helped me understand that how I was dealing with the loss was impairing my life. She helped me talk and open up." Harris was kind but held firm as that steel magnolia. "She told me to face reality," Olivas said. "In just that quiet little voice." .Harris is survived by her mother, Gloria Thomasson; brothers Bill, John and Jim Thomasson; aunts, uncles and cousins. A Life Remembered celebrates the lives of interesting people in Arizona who have recently passed away. To suggest someone, call Connie Cone Sexton at (602) 444-8894 or e-mail remerberedai

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