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NOTE: PAID OBITUARIES; MUGS: Caballero, Comitz, Goldman, Juarez, Kane, McCarter, Scarvie and Wilson

CABALLERO, Robert Jesus “Tito’, 61, of Tucson, safely home in heaven at last, December 25, 1995. Preceded in death by loving wife, Clementina L. Caballero and son, David Caballero. Survived by daughters, Rosalinda L. Perez (Danny Rico), Alma G. Caballero, Diana C. (Chris) Gonzales; sons, Robert J. (Kathy) Caballero Jr., Raul R. (Mary Ann) Caballero, Christopher G. Caballero, Rey J. Caballero; sisters, Carmen Ornelas, Martha Elena Magana, Grace Orduno; brothers, Oscar Caballero, Ruben Caballero, Roy Caballero. Also survived by 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 29, 1995 from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at TUCSON MORTUARY, (North Chapel), 204 S. Stone Ave., with rosary recited at 7:30 p.m. Mass will be offered Saturday, December 30, 1995 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Augustine Cathedral. Interment will follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. Mr. Caballero retired from the United States Navy Reserve. Family suggest donations be made to The Cathedral Maintenance Fund. Arrangements by TUCSON MORTUARY, INC.

COMITZ, Edward V., age 70, beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away on Christmas morning knowing the love of his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Pauline; daughters, Margie Comitz Johnson (Tom) and Thea Comitz Meyer (Scott); son, Edward Comitz; granddaughter, Jennifer Johnson; and grandsons, Timmy Johnson, Geno Meyer and Bryan Meyer. In 1953, Ed moved with his family to Tucson, where he opened the Studebaker/Mercedes Benz dealership. He made numerous close friends and was incredibly dedicated to his family. In particular, Ed was known for his generosity and selfless spirit. Services to be held at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 5150 N. Valley View Rd., Friday, December 29th at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 28th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel, 1050 N. Dodge Blvd., with Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Memorials may be sent to Arizona Cancer Center at UMC.

ENCINAS, Josephine R., 88, of Tucson, passed away December 21, 1995. Preceded in death by husband, Frank Encinas and son, Frank Encinas Jr. Survived by daughter, Cecilia Woods; sons, Carlos (Rosa) Encinas, Tony Encinas, Ben (Sylvia) Encinas. Also survived by 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 29, 1995 from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at TUCSON MORTUARY, (South Chapel), 240 S. Stone Ave., with rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be offered on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Santa Cruz Church. Interment will follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. Arrangements by TUCSON MORTUARY, INC.

GLEN, Howard “Scotty’, 74, of Tucson, died December 25, 1995. Survivors include wife, Lorine; daughters, Cathy (Ken) and Bonnie; son, Charles (Paulette); many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. Glen was a member of several organizations in Tucson. Memorial Services will be held at Santa Cruz Lutheran Church at 10:00 a.m. January 3, 1996. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel, 1050 N. Dodge Blvd. (at Speedway).

GOLDMAN, Elliot Sheldon, 51, a 33 year resident of Tucson, died December 26, 1995. Survived by wife, Elaine of Tucson; twin children: son, Richard N. Goldman of Claremont, CA; and daughter, Alissa E. Goldman of Irvine, CA; brother, Jay Goldman; parents, Luella and Joseph Goldman, all of Phoenix. Mr. Goldman was born in Fort Wayne, IN. Former owner of Allstate Transportation Services; thereafter, founded and was President of the Allstate Coin Company for the past 15 years in Tucson. He was a member of Congregation Chofetz Chayim; President of Tucson Business Information Club in 1987; voted Young Man of the Year in 1980 by the Jewish Community; member of the Tucson Desert Caucus; President of SKAL in 1980. He was honored by the Air Force Thunderbirds for his contribution to society thru his civic work in the 1980′s. Was on the Board of Jewish Family Service in 1980; member of the Young Leadership Committee in 1979; and honored with the Community Service Award by the Tucson Jewish Community Council in 1979. He was an active supporter of the Democratic Party, receiving letters of appreciation from President Bill Clinton, MO Udall, Dennis DeConcini and Jack Kemp. He was a lifetime member of the American Numismatic Association, receiving its coveted Presidential Award in 1995; a student of Blues music, he was a member of the Tucson Blues Society. Services 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 28 at Sinai Mortuary Chapel, 4838 N. 16th St., Phoenix, Rabbi Kenneth I. Segel and Rabbi Albert Plotkin officiating. Interment Green Acres Cemetery, Scottsdale. Contributions, in his memory, may be made to Congregation Chofetz Chayim, 5150 E. 5th St., Tucson 85711 or Temple Beth Israel, 3310 N. 10th Ave., Phoenix 85013. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary, 602-248-0030. A Memorial Service will be held for Mr. Goldman in Tucson, date and time to be announced.

HEINEMEYER, Donald L., 87 of Tucson, formerly of Oxford, OH, died December 26, 1995. He is survived by loving wife of 58 years, Beth; son, Gary (Linda); and grandson, Ben. He taught grade school through college levels from 1925 until 1943 in Nebraska and Colorado, he and his wife then moved to Oxford, OH where he was a Professor of Accountancy at Miami University until his retirement in 1974 and then moved to Tucson in 1978. Summers each year were spent in Colorado Springs. Services Saturday, 10:00 a.m. at Allnut Funeral Chapel in Greeley, CO with interment at Sunset Gardens. Arrangements by EVERGREEN MORTUARY & CEMETERY.

HENDRY, James E., 47, of St. David and formerly of Tucson, passed away December 23, 1995. Survived by son, Jason Hendry; daughter, Samantha Hendry, grandchildren, Aaron and Kyle Hendry, all of Leeds, England; father, Elmer J. Hendry and his wife Edith; mother, Linda N. Hendry; sister, Nancy Heckmaster of NE; grandparents, Nancy and Lynn Hodgson of Tucson. Visitation Friday from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY CHAPEL, 5401 S. Park Ave., with Funeral Service and burial to follow.

JACOBS, Kenneth Wayne, 56, of Tucson, died December 22, 1995. Survived by daughters, Jennifer and Georgia Jacobs; parents, Wayne and Veda Jacobs; brother, David (Anna Sue) Jacobs; sister, Karen (Haskell) Deaver-Dighton. Private services were held Tuesday, December 26, 1995. Arrangements by HEATHER MORTUARY.

JONES, Laura Charlotte Traweek, died of respiratory complications on December 26, 1995. Charlotte was born February 13, 1927 in Evanston, IL, the daughter of Rev. William Sihon Traweek and Jessie Laura McGaughey Traweek. Charlotte grew up in the Montana, and graduated from Lewistown High School. She attended Depaw University and the Birmingham Conservatory of Music, and graduated from Sacramento State University in 1952. Charlotte had a long and varied career in education, from a one room school in Bearpaw, MT to 36 years teaching mathematics in the schools of Sacramento. She also wrote a crossword puzzle series and designed children’s toys. She was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority, University Women, the Sacramento Camelia Symphony, the Birmingham Southern Symphony, and the Methodist Church. Charlotte is survived by her husband, Ernie; and daughter, Constance of Tucson, AZ; and her son Stephen; daughter-in-law, Elisa; and grandsons, Sihon and Stuart of Kahaluu, HI. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 30, 1995, in the Chapel at First Methodist Church, 915 E. Fourth Street, Tucson. The family requests that no flowers be sent; donations may be made to one’s charity of choice.

JUAREZ, Manuel Roman, 17, a lifetime resident of Tucson, passed away December 23, 1995. Preceded in death by grandparents, Alberto and Mary Soto. Survived by father, Manuel Juarez; mother, Matilda Soto (Manuel Morales); brothers, Freddy (Kathy) and Rene (Karen); Eddie Leyvas, Jr. was considered one of his brothers; two nephews and two nieces; uncles, Joe (cousins, Mark, Anthony & Damian), Albert (Belen) (cousins) Albert, Jr., Steve, (Madi), Art (Kathy) (cousins, Freddy, Valerie, Dennis); aunts, Lamar (Eddie) (cousins, Eddie Jr. (Nora)), Joann (Spookey) (cousin, Roxanne), Sylvia (Alex) (cousins, Alex Jr., Elizabeth, Alexis). Also survived by other family members and many friends. Roman was a lovable young man and he will be in our hearts and thoughts forever. He will be missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be held Thursday from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. with rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. in SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY CHAPEL, 5401 S. Park Ave. Mass will be celebrated 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 29 at St. Johns Catholic Church, 12th and Ajo. Burial in Holy Hope Cemetery.

KAHL, Vera L., 75, died December 25, 1995. Survived by her husband, John Kahl; sister-in-law, Henrietta Cantone of CA; niece, Madelyn Stemper of CA; many friends also survive. Mrs. Kahl is a member of the Pantano Congregation of Jehovah Witness Church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cardiac Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital, 310 N. Wilmot, Tucson. Memorial service 7:30 p.m., Friday, December 29 at Pantano Congregation of Jehovah Witness, 8311 E. Stella with Brother Charles Bright officiating. Arrangements by BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.

KANE, Robert “Rob’ James, Jr., went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, December 27, 1995. Rob was born on February 12, 1964 in MN. He is survived by his parents, Bob and Judy Kane; sisters, Peggy (Doug) Porter, Jeanie (David) Schimke, Penny (Scott) Bolander, Mary Kane, all of Tucson, Patty (Kent) McMullen of Wenatchee, WA; brother, David (Anne) Kane of Gilbert, AZ; grandmothers, Mabel Hanson of Tucson, Margaret Kane of Hasting, MN; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. Rob’s family was very important to him, and the memories we share of his life will be cherished in our hearts forever. He was a dear son, loving brother and a Hall of Fame Uncle. He loved Golf, his work, music and life. Rob had been an employee at Rainbo Baking Co. for over ten years, where he held a number of positions in the sales department. Rob was diagnosed with a brain tumor in November, 1987. It was a long hard battle, but Rob was the victor. Jesus was the Light of Rob’s life and through his illness, God was glorified. Many people’s lives were touched as a result of Rob’s testimony. Memorial Services will be held 3:00 p.m. Friday, December 29, 1995 at Casas Adobes Baptist Church, 2131 W. Ina Rd. Private Interment was held at East Lawn Palms Cemetery. Arrangements by EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY. Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the American Brain Tumor Assoc., 2720 River Rd. Suite 146, Des Plains, IL, 60018.

KOHL, Anna K., 95, of Tucson, passed away December 26, 1995. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Harold Kohl Sr. She is survived by son, Dr. Harold (Rose Ann) Kohl Jr. of Tucson; grandchildren, Harold W. Kohl III of Houston, TX; Elizabeth (David) Strugeon of Tucson, John Thomas (Michelle) Kohl of Colorado Springs, CO; great-grandchildren, Kevin, John, and Jeffery Michael Kohl. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, December 29 at 10:00 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Father Van Wagner officiating. Interment will be private. Friends may call on Thursday, December 28, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at VALLEY FUNERAL HOME, 2545 N. Tucson Blvd., (1 1/2 blocks North of Grant). Memorial may be made to the SS. Peter & Paul Catholic School – Dr. and Mrs. Harold W. Kohl Sr. Scholarship Fund, 1946 E. Lee, Tucson 85719. Directed by VALLEY FUNERAL HOME, 327-6341

LAHTI, Elizabeth M., entered into peace in Tucson on December 23, 1995. Dearly beloved wife of, Paul T. Lahti M.D. of 51 years. Loving mother of, Ted, Carol, Christine, Jim, Cathi, Linda. Loving mother-in-law of, Thomas Schlamme, Lola Lahti and Mike Smith. Loving grandmother of, Wilson, Emma and Joe Schlamme and of Stephen, David and Cheryl Lahti. Loving sister of, Barbara Beech and Donald Tabar. She was born May 4, 1920 in Detroit, MI. She grew up in Lamont, MI. She attended Wayne State University and earned her R.N. Degree at Grace Hospital in Detroit where she graduated second in her class. Elizabeth had many talents. She was an award winning artist, a pilot, a surgical nurse and active member of P.E.O., a Philanthropic organization. But her greatest gift was her gift for loving. She was warm, generous and kind person who was loved by all who knew her. Throughout her life she was a great source of strength and inspiration to her family and friends. She will be deeply missed but her loving spirit will live on forever in the hearts of the many many people who’s lives she touched. Memorial service will be held this Saturday, December 30, at 10:30 a.m. at Lutheran Church of the Foothills, 5102 N. Craycroft. Services will also be held Torch Lake Bellaire, MI next summer. If desired in lieu of flowers donations may be made to Beaumont Hospital Foundation, 3601 W. 13th Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48012 or the Arizona Cancer Center UMC, 1501 N. Campbell Ave, Tucson, 85724. Arrangements by BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.

LAIRD, Okey W., 88, of Tucson passed away at 1:35 p.m. December 24, 1995 at the Veterans Medical Center after a long illness. He was born April 29, 1907. Mr. Laird was a veteran of World War II, 5th Air Force Pacific Theater. Survivors include wife, Juanita (June) of Tucson; three sons, William Jr., Jack Okey, both of Las Vegas and Bill Laird of Lodi, OH; brother, C.W. (Rose) Laird of Tucson as well as six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private services will be held at a later date. No flowers please. Memorial may be sent to The American Cancer Society. Arrangements by HEATHER MORTUARY.

McCARTER, Dr. Elizabeth Davies, 84 years old, died on December 22, 1995. Dr. McCarter was born in Ohio to Thomas and Mary Bowers Davies on 10/01/11. She was preceded in death on September 8, 1995, by her husband, Dr. Robert McCarter (b. 1/01/01). Dr. Elizabeth was involved in a wide range of activities throughout her distinguished career including counseling at a Pennsylvania Juvenile penal institution social work in Pittsburgh, PA, laboratory teaching at Margaret Morrison Carnegie College for Women, music instruction in her school and civic and church groups and teaching various science subjects in secondary schools. In her pursuit of knowledge about non-orthodox methods of healing, she was awarded a Doctor of Naturopathy Degree from Bernadean University and later obtain a Doctor of Divinity Degree. She and Dr. Robert were residents of Tucson for over twenty years and together founded the “Bionomics Health Research Institute,’ later renamed the “McCarter Center for Advanced Health Studies.’ Her most important works were the correspondence courses she facilitated through their work which enabled students in over 40 countries to study the science and philosophy of natural hygiene. She wrote many articles and spoke on many occasions sharing her personal story about her battle for health and instructing on her findings in her extensive and world-wide research for the attainment of better health. She was active in the Natural Hygiene Society and was a mentor and friend to many, many people. She will be greatly missed, and remembered with love, by her family, friends and students. A memorial service is planned for mid-January. Specifics will be announced in this paper. She is survived by her brother, Thomas Davies, who resides in Tucson.

OSBORN, Jennie M., on December 24, 1995 joined Walter, her husband of 54 years, in heaven. She was the loving mother of Sonia Carroll (Richard) of Novelty, OH and Jerry Lon Hatch of Strawberry, AZ; grandmother of five; great-grandmother of eight and proudly great-great grandmother of three. Also surviving is her brother, G.R. Brown and sister-in-law, Jeanne of Millbrae, CA. She leaves behind many dear and special friends and neighbors. There will be a celebration of her life on December 27 at the home she shared six months of each year with her daughter in Strawberry. There will also be a memorial service January 7 at the Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Burton, OH. Contributions in her memory may be made to AZ State Braille and Talking Book Library, 1030 N. 32nd St., Phoenix AZ 85008 or to the Diabetes Foundations, 7337 N. 19th., Phoenix, AZ 85021.

PETER, Ruth Burtschy, 84, of Tucson, died December 23, 1995, leaving a legacy of love. She is survived by her husband, Lawrence; her children, Charlyne and Larry; grandchildren, Kim, Shannon, and Kevin; and great-granddaughter, Ashley. She is also survived by her beloved sister, Rosella; brother, Jerome; son-in-law, Bob; daughter-in-law, Gayle, numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents and six brothers and sisters. Ruth was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH and moved to Tucson in 1977. Mom will remain in our hearts as our model for unconditional love, playfulness, grace, dedication, strength, humility, and above all, her willingness to share herself fully with everyone she knew. A memorial mass will be offered on Friday, December 29, 1995 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Cyrils Catholic Church. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel, 1050 N. Dodge Blvd. (at Speedway).

RAGSDALE, Elizabeth Jo, 67, of Tucson, died December 26, 1995. She is survived by her children, Paula (Ken) Williams and Bobby (Sherry) Ragsdale; grandchildren, Ken (Teresa), Andrea (John), Laurel (David), and Nikki (James); great-grandchildren, Paul, Brittney, Ashley, Michael and Jessika; a sister, Virginia of Berryville, AR also survives. Cryptside services will be held at South Lawn Mausoleum on Saturday, December 30, 1995 at 2:30 p.m. Arrangements by HEATHER MORTUARY.

SCARVIE, Rev. Walter B. Sr. 97, of Tucson, died December 22, 1995. Preceded in death by his first wife, Florence E. Scarvie; son, Kenneth S. Scarvie; second wife, Evelyn T. Scarvie; three sisters and two brothers. Survived by son, Walter B. Scarvie Jr., of Washington, DC; step-sons, Robert W. Sankey of Tucson and Harold P. Sankey of Atlanta GA; two sisters; four granddaughters and four step-grandchildren. He graduated Valedictorian from Luther College, Decorah IO in 1920 and Luther Theological Seminary St. Paul MS in 1923. He was ordained to Lutheran Ministry in 1923. He served as faculty member of Luther College (1925-27), Pastor of St. Petri Lutheran Church, Story City, IO (1927-37) and of St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Detroit MI (1937-64). In recognition of his work as Michigan Chairman of American Relief for Norway, he was presented in 1946 the Order of St. Olav, Norway’s highest civilian decoration, by King Haakon VII. He was also designated Distinguished Alumnus of Luther College. Subsequent to his retirement in 1964, he served as assistant pastor in Seattle, WA and Long Beach CA through 1971. He retired to Tucson in 1985, becoming a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in 1986. A funeral service will be held 3:00 p.m., Saturday, December 30 at Calvary Lutheran Church, 5601 E. Broadway. Visitation at the church one half hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Detroit, MI. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Calvary Lutheran Church, Memorial Fund. Arrangements by BRING’S MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 236 S. Scott.

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