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BARANOWSKI, Longin Walter, a resident of Nogales, Arizona since 1951, was born November 29, 1915 in Chicago, Illinois, and died peacefully on Friday, January 12, 2001 in Tucson. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends and will remain in our hearts and memories ALWAYS… A Masonic Graveside Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2001 at Nogales Cemetery. Arrangements by EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY.

BURNS, Jeannette Mary, 77, passed away peacefully at home, with her family by her side, on January 15, 2001. Jeannette was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, John Flake Burns and her son, Joe. She is survived by two daughters; seven sons; and their extended families. Jeannette, known as MeMere to her ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Born in Ashland, Maine, she made her way west to live in Arizona for 48 years. Our mother believed her life was a journey and she reached her destination. We will love you forever mother. A celebration of her life will be at Our Lady of the Desert Cemetery, 2151 Avenida Los Reyes on Saturday, January 20, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations may be made in Jeannette’s memory to the American Cancer Society.

Augustine C. ”Auggie” Contreras

76, of Tucson, died Sunday, January 14, 2001. He is survived by his children, Gloria (Fernando) Romero, Gilbert Contreras; step-daughters, Anna Lizarraga, Teresa Chambers; grandchildren, Michael Martinez, Nicole Contreras, Annisa Contreras, Fernando Romero, Jr., Cesar Romero. Mr. Contreras was a World War II U.S. Army Veteran. A Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2001 at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY, 5801 E. Grant Rd. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at EAST LAWN PALMS CHAPEL, at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2001. Burial will follow at East Lawn Palms Cemetery.


77, passed away January 15, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Elva Flores Davis; sons, Lt. Col (AF) James Jr. (Paula), Thomas (Gail), Timothy, Donald (Patricia); daughter, Caroline (Todd) Cowsky; and grandchildren, 2nd Lt (AF) James V., Deidre, Lindsay, Kevin, Cassandra, Richard, James, Natalie, Jarrod, and Ethan. James was the first baby born at the U of A Infirmary and was a lifelong Tucsonan. He served 31 years with the US Post Office and Federal Gov’t. and was a veteran of WWII and Korea with campaigns in Europe including the D-Day invasion on Normandy. A visitation will be held 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 17, 2001 with a rosary to be said at 7:00 p.m. at HEATHER MORTUARY, 1040 N. Columbus Blvd. Funeral Mass will be 1:00 p.m., Thursday, January 18, 2001 at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 1946 E. Lee with burial to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery.


Anne was born in San Francisco on September 11, 1920, to Eva Scott Farraher and James Farraher, and died on Sunday, January 14, 2001 in Tucson. She is survived by her loving husband, Herbert. She was preceded in death by her parents and her loving brother, Joseph. Anne received her B.A. from the San Francisco College for Women and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University. She devoted many years to school administration and community college counseling. She enjoyed membership in the opera guild, the opera league, the League of Women Voters, Faculty Wives’ Association, Friends of the Library, and the Skyline Women’s Club. She and her husband, Herb, spent many years in the San Francisco Bay area. Upon retirement they moved to Tucson in 1990. For information regarding services, please contact EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY, 885-6741. Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Arizona Opera Company, 3501 N. Mountain Ave., Tucson, 85719 or the Arizona Cancer Center/UAF, P.O. Box 245013, Tucson, 85724-5013.

DeGRAZIA, Nicholas Domenic, 61, of Tucson, Arizona, passed away January 14, 2001. Preceded in death by parents, Ted and Alexandra Diamos DeGrazia. Survived by friend, Joan ”Queenie” Pink; daughters, Michelle DeGrazia, Sandra Sullivan and Dianna Begay; sisters, Kathie DeGrazia Bushroe and Lucia A. DeGrazia; also survived by several grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Monday, January 22, 2001 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY, (Center Chapel), 240 S. Stone Ave., with a rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be offered on Tuesday, January 23, 2001 with Father Saba officiating at 9:00 a.m. at DeGrazia Mission Gallery, 6300 N. Swan Rd. Interment to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. Arrangements by CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY.


Brigadier General, USAF (R)

July 16, 1920 – January 14, 2001

Born in Ridgeway, SC and at at the age of 15 he graduated from Ridgeway High School. Moved to Fort Mill, SC after the sudden death of his parents. He worked at two jobs – one in a textile mill and the other at a drug store. In 1937, he was able to enter Clemson where he joined the Reserve Officers Training Commission. He was graduated in 1941 with a BS in Textile Engineering. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Reserve, he entered the Aviation Cadet Program, receiving his pilot’s wings in March 1942. During WWII, he flew B-24′s as Commander of the 344th Bombardment Squadron, Italy. After the war, he continued his career in Strategic Air Command serving in various positions, at many bases throughout the United States. General DesPortes was promoted to Colonel at the age of 33. He served a tour at the Pentagon followed by assignment to the National War College. After graduation from the school in July 1961, he became Commander of the 4080th Strategic Wing, Laughlin AFB, TX. Due to the unique mission of this U-2 equipped wing, he faced many new and unprecedented problems of command totally different from any other flying unit. During the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, the 4080th aircraft brought back conclusive proof of the build-up of offensive weapons in Cuba. At the presentation of the first Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, President Kennedy declared that the 4080th Strategic Wing has ”contributed as much to the security of the United States as any unit in our history, and any group of men in our history.” (An ABC television series aired in 1984-85 that was based on General DesPortes and his command of the U-2 wing during this time period entitled ”Call to Glory” featuring Craig T. Nelson) The 4080th moved to Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ in July 1963 and he retained his command. In June 1965, he was transferred to Beale AFB, CA as Commander of the 4200th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing – the only Air Force organization equipped with the SR-71 aircraft (still the world’s fastest and highest flying aircraft). In September, he was promoted to Brigadier General and assumed command of the 14th Strategic AeroSpace Division at Beale. In December of 1966, General DesPortes became Commander of the 47th Air Division at Castle AFB, CA. From July 1968-1970, General DesPortes served as the Chief of Staff, U.S. Taiwan Defense Command, Taipei, Taiwan. In September of 1970, he returned to Davis-Monthan AFB to assume command of the 12th Strategic Aerospace Division – later redesignated the 12th Strategic Missile Division – and became responsible for all the Titan II ICBM operations in the Strategic Air Command. General DesPortes retired from active duty on March 1, 1972 after more than 30 years in the service to his country. In 1977, General DesPortes received a Master of Educational Administration from the University of Arizona and left Tucson for Fort Mill, SC. He served there as City Magistrate for many years. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, becoming an expert trap and skeet shooter. General DesPortes enjoyed following the Boston Red Sox and all the sports teams of Clemson. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Peggy; son, John A. (Mary) DesPortes III; grandson, Sean Evan DesPortes all of Tucson; daughter, Margie (Lt. Commander Manuel PozoAlonso, U.S. Navy) DesPortes; granddaughter, Angelica R. PozoDesPortes; grandson, Austin T. PozoDesPortes all of Japan; brother, Fred Auld of Cayce, SC. Funeral arrangements are pending. Burial will be in Ridgeway, SC. Remembrances may be made to the Air Force Memorial Foundation, 1501 Lee Hwy #101, Arlington, VA 22209-1198; Clemson University, Clemson, SC; or the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.


a businessman, computer programmer, and technical editor passed away in Tucson Monday morning, January 8, 2001 after a long illness. Mr. Gatty was a resident of Tucson for the past 15 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Charles Gatty, the noted Australian navigator and author; his mother, Elsie Louise Gatty; and his brother, Lindsay Gatty. He is survived by two daughters, Fenna Gatty of Richmond, CA and Sara Gatty; a son, John Foster Gatty of Tucson; a granddaughter, Haley Clark; a brother, Ronald Gatty of the Fiji Islands; and many wonderful friends, especially Linda Lentz of Tucson. Mr. Gatty was born on May 20, 1926 in Sydney, Australia and grew up in New Zealand. He served in the Royal New Zealand Air Force and later served in the United States Army during the Korean War, achieving the rank of Sargeant. Following the war, Alan attended Cornell University. He married the former Carol Foster in 1954; the couple resided in Springfield, MO and Sioux City, IA, where he operated the Gatty Oil Company. After divorcing in 1962, Alan moved to New Jersey, where he attended Rutgers University and took up a career as a technical editor, and later as a computer programmer. He worked for Computer Sciences Corporation during this period developing software for the air-toground missiles. In 1985, Mr. Gatty retired to Tucson. Alan was a member of Mensa, the Moose Lodge, the DAV, Atomic War Veterans, and the American Legion. Mr. Gatty will be interred at the National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix in a private ceremony on Friday, February 2. A public memorial service for will be held Saturday, February 3 at 3pm at the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 18 at 4656 E. 1st St.


76, died Saturday, January 13, 2001 at home. Beloved mother of Barbara (Richard) Robison, of Tucson, Louise (David) Dant of IN, John Morgan of Phoenix and Patsy Morgan of Litchfield Park; dear sister of Alice McEvoy; and dear friend of Nellie Thompkins; also survived by ten grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. The most important thing in Mrs. Morgan’s life were her children and grandchildren. Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. at Casas Adobes Baptist Church, 2131 W. Ina Rd. with Pastor Mike Niva officiating. Arrangements by EVERGREEN MORTUARY & CEMETERY.


of Tucson, Arizona, passed away January 14, 2001. Survived by greatgrandmothers, Romelia Valenzuela and Arlene Elias; maternal grandparents, Gloria and Mario Pinedo; paternal grandmother, Margarita Vidal; parents, Andrea Pinedo and Richard Puente; sister, Aaliyah Pinedo; aunts, Monica and Teresita; also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins that loved her. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 19, 2001 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY, (Center Chapel), 240 S. Stone Ave., with a rosary recited at 10:30 a.m. A graveside service will be offered at 11:15 a.m. at Baby Land at Holy Hope Cemetery. Arrangements by CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY.

PUCKETT, Sr., Harley D., 90, died January 15, 2001. Husband of Dorothy Puckett; father of Harley (Nancy) Puckett, Jr. of Tucson, Milt (Michel) Puckett of Columbus, OH and Sandra (Larry) Scott of Woodbridge, VA; and brother of Watsie Gibson of Clarkson, KY; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren also survive. He was a past Master of the Masonic Lodge in Beavercreek, OH. Memorial service 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 19, 2001 at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 9252 E. 22nd St. The family suggests donations in his memory be made to the Odyssey Healthcare Hospice, 1830 E. River Rd., Tucson, AZ 85718. Arrangements by BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.

SCHNEIDER, Donald L. ”Don” Ph.D., 81, of Evansville, IN, died January 15, 2001 at home. Born April 09, 1919.

Donald was a forty-year employee of Mead Johnson and Company and a published investigator primarily in the field of pre-clinical nutritional research.

He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Evansville, his Masters and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona and was a former member of several scientific societies.

Donald was a World War II veteran serving aboard a destroyer in the Ninth Fleet in the North Pacific.

In his early years, he was active in several local community youth groups including the Boy Scouts and Little League Baseball and was a member of the founding committee of the Scott Township Civic Club.

He directed the United Methodist Church Choir for about 30 years.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Nancy Martin Schneider of Evansville, IN; sons, Steven M. Schneider of Evansville, IN and Daniel L. Schneider of Tucson, AZ; sister, Melba Baker of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Brad Schneider of Henderson, KY, Craig Schneider of Reno, NV, Dana Almquist of Flagstaff, AZ, Erica Schneider of Avon, CO, Susan Schneider-Blanch of Indianapolis, IN; step-grandchildren, Laura Poore of Oregon City, OR, Brad Preskar of Tucson, AZ; two greatgrandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Friday, January 19, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church, 14340 Old State Rd., Evansville, IN 47711, with Rev. William Caple officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Alexander North Chapel and Friday, 12:00 Noon until service time at Centenary United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United Methodist Children’s Home in Lebanon, Indiana.

ZUCCALA, Vincent L., 89, of Tucson, died Tuesday, January 16, 2001. Loving husband of Ann; beloved father of Gloria VanVlack; devoted grandfather of Laura Hildebrandt, David VanVlack; and great-grandfather of Shayne Wallace and Anthony Neely. He is also survived by his brother, William Zuccala (Grace), Rinaldo Zuccala (Ruth); sisters, Hilda DeLeo, Catherine Murro (John). A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 19, 2001 at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, 1800 S. Kolb Rd. Private Interment will be at East Lawn Palms Cemetery. Arrangements by EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1636 N. Swan Rd., Tucson 85712.


Gilbert L. Fuentes

January 22, 1942 – July 29, 2000


Memories outlast the grief but in our hearts lives our love for you. In Memory of your life Gilbert a service will be held at Iglesia Resurrecion Bautista, 450 W. Irvington, Sunday, January 21, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. Family and friends are invited (testimonials welcome). Love you and miss you, your brothers and sisters.

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