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Friday, January 9, 2004
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4C RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAURGJ.COM FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2004 Reno planners reject By Elaine Goodman RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL Mayor Bob Cashell's proposal to build a homeless center on Record Street, rather than Sage Street, was rejected late Wednesday by the Reno Planning Commission. A motion to approve a zone change that would allow the center on Record Street failed in a 4-3 vote about 1 1:30p.m., said Claudia Hanson, an associate planner with the city. The proposal moves to the Briefly Blood drive today at prison STAFF REPORT A blood drive is scheduled today at the Nevada State Prison in Carson City as part of a continuing effort to ensure adequate blood supplies are available in the area. Members of the public who want to donate can come to the prison, 3301 E. Fifth St., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Officials said no appointment is necessary, but donorsmust have identification. A freeT-shirt will be given to the first 25 donors. For more information, call 887-3442. 0m On the Web: Obituaries from today and past issues are COH1 Doris Fran PORCELLO Doris Fran Porcello, 63, of Carson City, NV, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2004 at Washoe Medical Center in Reno, NV. She was born in Albany, New York on April 6, 1940. Fran was preceded in death by her husband, John Porcello. She is survived by her two sons John Porcello, Jr. of Reno, and Chris Porcello of Carson City, NV. She also had 3 grandchildren, Stacy, Cory and Megan. r Fran was a resident of Carson City for the past 23 years where she was a wonderful home-maker who loved her family and will be remembered for her incredible kindness. She will be deeply missed. Victorio Delos SANTOS Victorio Delos Santos, 79, of Sparks, NV passed away on January 7, 2004. He was born in the Philippines and came to the U.S. in 1983. Victorio is survived by his wife, Natalia Delos Santos; daughters, Violeta, Esper, Arlene, Josie, Janet, Agnes and Sandy; sons, Rey, Danny, Marlon, Bernie and Willie; 24 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Victorio was a devoted and caring husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. He will be truly missed by all who knew him. Victorio will be remembered at a viewing at Mountain View Mortuary, Reno, on Sunday, January 11, 2004 between the hours of 10 A.M. and 4 P.M. Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Church in Sparks on Monday, January 12, 2004 at 1:00 P.M. followed by graveside service at Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Reno. Gladys Hursh DeKAY Gladys Hursh DeKay, 99 passed away in Reno January 5, 2004. She was born in Iron king, Arizona January 19, 1904. She attended Fallon Elementary and High Schools. She resided in the Bay Area from 1922 until moving back to Reno in 1997. While in California she was a business woman, East Bay Women's Credit Union P. President and active in the Order of the Eastern Star (P.M.), Chapter 45 Ladies Oriental Shrine (P.H.P.), White Shrine of Jerusalem (P.H.P.), and Athene (P.P.). Gladys was preceded in death by her son Donald Smith, three . t?j r- Till: T y : i 1 sisters nana r.y, uuuu rmu.- ens, Helen Byrd; and four broth- ers fc.rl. Hursn, vern Mursn, Paul Hursh and Phil Hursh. Surviving are two sisters, Lolita Fuller and Melba Kaufman of Reno, her daughter-in-law Gretchen Smith, three grandchildren, Pamela Miller, Dean Smith, and Cynthia Aylsworth and two great grandchildren residing in California. A viewing will be held Friday January 9, 2004 from 4-8 pm and a service will be held Saturday January 10, 2004 at 1pm, both at Ross, Burke and Knobel Mortu ary, Ti55 Kietzke Lane, Reno. Cashell: Reno mayor says heavy truck traffic on Sage Street would endanger the center's users. RGJtlle . i . x 1 t If City Council for a final decision. A hearing date had not been set. The council last January approved Sage Street, several blocks east of Record Street, as a location for a new homeless Teachers investigated for leaking math exam LAS VEGAS (AP) TwoClark County high school teachers are under investigation for improperly distributing the contents of the statewide math proficiency exam to students, a legislative report released Wednesday said. At Desert Pines High School, a teacher "copied questions from the test by hand and created a worksheet that was distributed to at least two students," according to a report prepared for the Legislative Committee on Education. At Western High School, a teacher photocopied and cut out portions of the test for his students to use as a practice sheet, the report states. Both incidents occurred in April, the Las Vegas Sun reported. Disciplinary action was taken Layton SCHROCK Layton Schrock died November 21, 2003. His memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Reno, 627 Sunny Side Dr. Services under the supervision on Ph Dold & Sons Funeral Home. Guido J. LIBRO Guido John Libro passed away on Tuesday, January 6, 2004 at his residence in Fernley, NV. He was 82. He was born on January 21, 1921 in Carlin, Nevada to Lino and Lilly Peritti Libro. He was a native Nevadan. He retired from the railroad as a Carman. Guido was a US Army Air Corp WWII Veteran. Among his many interests were charter salmon fishing & camping. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Dorothy in 1992 and brother, Lido Libro. Surviving are sons, Thomas Libro of Reno; Joseph Libro of Spanish Springs; daughter, Geri A. Gibbons of Fernley; sisters, Melba Cole of Sun Valley; Hilda Marlow of Sparks; 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A Recitation of the Rosary will be held at Our Mother of Sorrows Chapel in Reno on Saturday, January 10, 2004 at 10:00 A.M. with Sister Ofelia leading the rosary. Walton's Sparks Funeral Home, 1745 Sullivan Lane, Sparks in charge of arrangements. Rhonda Susan Allen ELLIS Rhonda Susan Allen Ellis, 52, of Amarillo, Texas died December 22, 2003. Rhonda was born in Milwaukee, WI, July 22, 1951. She grew up in Yerington and was a graduate of Yerington High School in 1969. Rhonda worked as a cosmetologist in Reno before moving to Amarillo. In Amarillo she worked as an Administrative Assistant at Dennis Glass Auto Body Shop and later became an Administrative Assistant at Baptist Saint Anthony's Hospital in 1990. She married Jim Ellis on March 22, 2003. She died in husband at BSA Hospice in Ama- . . . rillo. Services were held on "l December 26, in Amarillo. Rhonda was preceded in death by her father. Dr. Creighton Allen in 1999 in Amarillo, TX. Survivors include her husband; daughter Amanda Mays Patton Nathan, stepdaugh- ter Renee Trump and husband John, stepson Jimmy Ellis; her mother, Jane Allen of Yerington; two sisters, Lee Reynolds and husband Larry of Winnemucca and Robin Pratt of Reno; two brothers, Craig Allen and wife Janice of Amarillo and Bradford T. Allen of Yerington; two grandsons Johnny and Timmy; five nieces, Meredith, Christine, Rebecka, Dianna and Shelia; and seven nephews, Randy, Ken, Keith, Curtis, Kevin, Dusty and Daniel; numerous cousins in Wis-coni and Minnesota. Vf sj- homeless shelter after more than a decade of community debate over where to put the facility. Both sites are off East Fourth Street. Cashell, who voted for Sage Street, said the site was the best available at the time. But the city's acquisition of the Record Street site for the downtown railroad trench project has opened that location as another option. " Heavy truck traffic on Sage Street would endanger the facility's users, Cashell said. In order for officials to ap against both teachers, said Agustin Orci, Clark County School District deputy superintendent of instruction. He said personnel confidentiality laws prohibited him from being more specific. The state attorney general's office is investigating the incidents and will make a recommendation on whether their teaching licenses should be suspended or revoked, said Carol Crothers, evaluation consultant for assessments and program accountability for the Nevada Education Department. Tom Sargent, spokesman for Nevada Attorney General Brian Sandoval, said he could not comment on pending investigations. State Sen. Maurice Washington, R-Sparks, and a member of the education committee, said he was Obituaries Paid Advertisement Joesy Lee UNGERMAN Joesy Lee Ungerman, 20, died December 30, 2003. He graduated from Sparks High School. Joesy loved the outdoors, camping, fishing and boating. He enjoyed playing on his playsta-tion and being with his many friends. His main hobby was his pickup truck. His fantastic sense of humor and love for fun brought everyone who knew him immeasurable joy. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 3, 2004. Ruth C. HOPE X 1 a Mi m Ruth C. Hope of Reno, passed away luesday, January 6, 2UU4, after a brief illness. She was born June 7, 1924 to Judge James F. Carens and Catherine Callahan Carens in New-buryport, Massachusetts, where she graduated from high school. She continued her education at the University of New Hampshire, graduating in May of 1945, where she met returning World War II veteran John C Hope, who became the love of her life. They married in August of 1945, briefly lived in Pittsburgh, PA, and then settled for 10 years in Cleveland, OH. In 1959, they relocated to Reno where John took a position with Scott Motor Company. Ruth became a member of the Washoe Medical Center Women's Auxiliary in 1960, serving as director and secretary of that Board and was a volun- , teer in the hospital for over 40 years. She was a member of Hidden Valley Country Club where she was a dedicated goiter, bt. Theresa's Little Flower Catholic Church, and was an avid bridge player. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, brother and husband, John, who passed away in January of 1995. She is survived by her daughter Karen (Lee) Ivey of Yerington; sons John C. Hope, Jr, and James F. (Rebecca) Hope, both of Reno; and daughter Jeanne (Jim) Heckman of Poway, CA. She is also survived & dcd,retn CTTe Ivev; Mart iKncfOTil lior lnch9 aH Tl I, T T1 T 1, Brynn Hope; Jennifer Hope, all of Reno; and Clark Heckman of Poway, CA; as well as great grandchildren, Elyse and Drew Ivey of Reno. A memorial service will be held on Monday, January 12, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Theresa's Little Flower Catholic Church at the corner of Plumb Lane and Kietzke. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or Washoe Medical Center Women's Auxiliary. Arrangements are under the direction of Northern Nevada Memorial, 10101 S. Virginia St., Reno. M.r Mil center site prove a zone change, they must find that it's needed because of growth or other development factors. Commission members who voted against the zone change said they weren't convinced it was warranted, Hanson said. Some commission members also said they weren't sure the center would be compatible with neighboring properties. Several business owners spoke against the Record Street site, saying a homeless center there would hurt their business. troubled by the report's findings of teachers mishandling test booklets, helping students and violating other testing procedures. "Teachers need to be held responsible for their actions," Washington said. "We need to raise the teacher quality in this state so that our students are learning what they need to know and cheating isn't seen as necessary." The report found 79 allegations of testing mishaps and improprieties spread throughout the state, ranging from misplaced answer sheets to interruptions by fire drills. Statewide, there were 13 allegations of student cheating or student misconduct, 29 instances of tests being improperly administered and five cases in which test materials were improperly disclosed. Shirley Ann PORTER-DYBICZ Shirley Ann Porter-Dybicz, aged 73, passed away at her home in Reno, Tuesday, January 6, 2004, surrounded by her family. She was born to William and Eleanora Valkenaar on June 1, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois. She met and married the late Robert Lee Porter in San Francisco with whom she had 5 children and settled in the Bay area. In 1973, she married Dennis Dybicz with whom she purchased the historic Goldfield Hotel, making Nevada her new home and subsequently authoring a book about the hotel and their life in Goldfield. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Elaine Sears, Ruth Gattuso, Lois Schmidt, Joan Valkenaar; and brothers, Ronald, John and Donald Valkenaar. She is survived by her husband, Dennis Dybicz of 31 years, sons John and (Laurie) Porter of Reno; Steven and (Linda) Porter of Grass Valley, CA; daughters, Susan and (Robert) Ring and Lisa Peek-Roessler and (Eric) of Reno; Mary Lynn Porter of Grass Valley, CA.; sisters, Darlene John of Cedar City, Utah and Linda Leatherwood of Las Vegas, NV; and 18 grandchildren. Viewing will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2004 at Mountain View Mortuary, 425 Stoker Ave. Reno, NV from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm with services immedi ately following. William (Bill) A. EKLUND William (Bill) A. Eklund quietly passed away January 7, 2004 at his home in Billings, Montana. He was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on December 22, 1923, the only child of Harold and Edith Eklund. He spent much of his early childhood in Oklahoma, eastern Texas and Louisiana. He entered college at age 16, then joined the US Navy where he served during World War II in the Pacific Theater as a Lieutenant. After leaving active duty in 1946, he returned to the University of Texas and graduated with a B.A. in Government in 1948. He remained in the US Naval Reserve, receiving an honorable discharge in 1955. Bill married Doris Nelson Jones on December 28, 1953 and they had 50 years together. Early in his career he was an independent oil and gas broker working throughout the west. Later, he became the Master Distributor for Budget Rent-A-Car with 28 franchisees in six western states. He and Doris maintained additional residences in Reno, NV and Indian Wells, CA. He was an avid golfer and was the Billings City Champion in 1962 and Club Champion at Yellowstone Country Club in 1964. His passion and his legacy are family. He is survived by his wife, Doris; daughter Deborah . Rokita (Rusty) of Hardin, MT; son, William Eklund, Jr. (Chris) and new grandson Nicolas Blake of Tus-con, AZ; son J. Randy Eklund (Rae Ann) and their children, Daniel, Robert and Andrea of Billings, MT. A private service will be held by the family. The family would like to especially thank Drew Otto, a devoted friend, and all the staff and volunteers at Big Sky Hospice. Friends are invited to meet with the family and share their memories at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January Iff at Hilands Golf Club. Memorials may be sent to Big Sky Hospice in Billings, MT, or the charity of your choice. Births Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center CUNNINGHAM: TO Shawn R. and Kimberley A. of Fernley, a son, Jan. 6, 2004. DOERFLINGER: To Ken and Linda of Reno, a daughter, Jan. 7, 2004. FITZMIER: To Todd andRonaM. of Reno, a son, Jan. 8, 2004. Washoe Medical Center ARENDS: To Terrance L. and Amelia E. of Fallon, a son, Jan. 5, 2004. AREVAL0 G0MEZ-AVENDAN0 AISPUR0: To Celina Arevalo-Gomez and Aaron A. Avendano-Aispuro of Sparks, a son, Jan. 7, 2004. BLASENGYM: To Toni E. of Reno, a daughter, Jan. 6, 2004. BURKE: To Kevin C. and Valoree S. of Winnemucca, a daughter, Jan. 6, 2004. Military Reunions USS Catamount (LSD-17): The 2004 annual ship reunion takes place in September and October in Wooster, Ohio. Contact Pete and Jane Curie at (330) 683-2786 forfurther information. The 2005 reunion takes place Sept. 26-30 at the Sands Regency Hotel in Reno. For more information, contact Cosmo Palomba at (775) 575-2610. Send a $25 association fee to Catamount Richard LeRoy MILLDRUM Richard LeRoy Milldrum, 56, of Sun Valley, NV died on January 3, 2004 at the Northern Nevada Medical Center in Sparks. Mr. Milldrum was a Navy veteran. He is survived by his wife Dolores Milldrum, and his children: Jack Scheffler, Bill Schef-fler, Shawna Milldrum-Poyner, Cheryl Milldrum and their families. A graveside service will be held on Friday, January 9, 2004 at 11:00 AM at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley, NV. Alfonso MARCUEROUIAGA Alfonso Marcuerquiaga passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2004 in Orovada, NV. , Alfonso was born March 29, 1919 in Winnemucca, NV to Domingo and Esperanza Marcuerquiaga. He was raised in Orovada and attended school there. He served in the US Army from February 18, 1942 until his honorable discharge on October 9, 1945. He married Lennie Jeffries on July 1, 1946. Al lived most of his life in the Humboldt County area. In 1948 he and his wife purchased "Golden Acres" in Orovada. Upon retiring from ranching, they continued to reside in Orovada. Al was very active in the Orovada community. He was a member of the Orovada Volunteer Fire Department for 43 years. He drove the Orovada school bus for the Humboldt County School District for 33 years. He was also a State Brand Inspector. At the time of his death, Al was employed by Mertens Repair Shop and was the Chief of the Fire Department. Alfonso was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his sisters Dominica Laurcircia and Matilda Marcuerquiaga; brothers, Jose, Martin, Mateo, and Pedro Marcuerquiaga. He is survived by his sister Irene Scott; brothers Domingo (Evy); Julian (Edith); and Edward Marcuerquiaga; sister-in-law Lorraine Marcuerquiaga and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Monday, January 12, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the Winnemucca Convention Center, West Hall, Winnemucca, NV. Interment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Orovada Volunteer Fire Department or Orovada Community Hall at PO Box 127, Orovada, NV, 89425, or a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Lovelock Funeral Home. I iigiMFft,, I Plel se send me a free Neptune Society brochure Name.. j Address, i City State- EDMONDS: To Cristina E. of Reno, a son, Jan. 6, 2004. FANNIN: To Todd C. and Allison R. of Sparks, a daughter, Jan. 7, 2004. HATCH: To Talitha D. of Fernley, a daughter, Jan. 6, 2004. HURTAD0: To Mario A. and Anna M. of Reno, a daughter, Jan. 8, 2004. JORGENSEN-HURLBERT: To Alisen Jorgensen and Randall L. Hurlbert of Reno, a daughter, Jan. 6, 2004. MALONE: To Vincent J. and Regin M. of Sparks, a son, Jan. 6, 2004. 0LSEN: To Jon M. and Alison A. of Reno, a daughter, Jan. 6, 2004. RODRIGUEZ: To NayelyH. of Sparks, a son, Jan. 6, 2004. R0EHM: To Heidi L. of Reno, a son, Jan. 6, 2004. T0NEY: To Andrea M. of Reno, a son, Jan. 7, 2004. V1LLAL0B0S: To Marian R.of Reno, a son, Jan. 7, 2004. Reunion, 91 1S. 122nd St., West ' Allis, Wisconsin, 53214-2014. USS Tolovana Foundation: A reunion for all crew members covering the years from 1945 to ; 1 975 takes place April 2-6 at Circus Circus in Las Vegas. The foundation would like to hear from all crew ; members, even if they cannot attend the reunion. Details: (866) 1 856-0673 or (503) 41 9-6276. To place an Obituary or Card of Thanks: Call (775) 788-6240 or (775) 348-7355 from 8 am -5 pm weekdays Gordon K. WILKINSON Gordon K. Wilkinson of Chad- wick, Illinois died December 22, 2003 at the University of Wiscon- . sin Hospital, Madison WI. Gordon was born in Hazel Green, Wisconsin, the son of Richard L. and Sarah B. . (Hocking) Wilkinson. For 37 ' years, Gordon worked for the Savanna Army Depot, Savanna, IL, and the Sierra Army Depot in Herlong, CA. He retired in 1990. Gordon served in the US Marine Corp during the Korean War. He was a wonderful husband to Sandra Mae (Wills) for 47 12 years. Gordon was an avid Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs j, fan. He loved spending time with family and friends, espe- ! dally grandchildren. He also had man's best friend, his dog. Funeral services were held on December 27, 2003 in Chadwick, IL. Memorial donations may be made to the Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Mt. Carroll, IL Fred HALL Fred Hall - broadcaster, radio station owner, jazz and swing band authority, author, creator , of the nationally and internationally known "Swing Thing" died peacefully on December 19, 2003 at a Ft. Bragg, California hospital. Appropriately, he died in bed with his headset on, listening to one of his tapes of "Swing Thing". He was 80 years old at the time of his death, Hall was a master of the interview technique, using it extensively when he was a Mutual Radio broadcaster with Robert Trout; in his coverage of most party conventions and presidential races; as the author of the definitive Dave Brubeck biogra- phy; and in his popular books, , Dialogues in Swing" and "More Dialogues in Swing . He was the "ex-officio mayor" of Ojai, California, serving as the sponsor and jazz-swing impresario at Ojai's annual jazz festival. "Open House at the Halls" became a singular event in conjunction with the jazz festival, drawing many of the jazz and ' swing band stars. He was broadcast locally for many years on Bob Carroll's KSRN and is still broadcast on weeKtaius on v-arrou s Jxdld. .V A. VM . LVJU II L UL1IL I 111 VV. I and also in Carson City with his wife, Gita, the noted lyricist and screenwriter, who died in Car-; son City two years ago. In his latter years, Fred was cared for in Ft. Bragg by his son, Tim, who was with him when he expired. Among his many friends were Dave Brubeck, Artie Shaw, Jo Stafford, Toni Tenille and the Captain, the late Peggy Lee and Paul Weston and countless other stars of the big band era. At his request there will be no funeral or burial services. ' OH ii lifiilP;Jifri)ii Neptune Society of Nevada Dignified Cremation & Burial Services 5401 Longley Lang 1 1, Reno, Nevada 8951 1 775826-9545 1-800-982-0258 j

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