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Lt. Col., US Army (Retired)

60, of Tucson, passed away February 2, 2007. James was born in Prescott, son of the late Alvin and Evelyn (Jones) Kirmse. He retired from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department after serving more than 20 years. He retired from the US Army as a Lt. Col. having served in both the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions. At the time of his death, James was the Pima County Director of Security. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Marcia (Satterlee) Kirmse, his son, Michael Kirmse, daughters, Joanne (Tom) Broderick, Michelle (Matt) Michaud and grandchildren Tommy and Sydney Broderick, Aidan and Bauer Michaud. Service will be held Friday, February 9, 2007, 10:00 AM at Trinity Presbyterian Church. Interment to follow in Evergreen Cemetery, with military honors by Fort Huachuca Honor Guard. Friends may call Thursday, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at EVERGREEN MORTUARY & CEMETERY, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile. Memorial contributions may be made in the memory of James Kirmse to Trinity Presbyterian Church, 400 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85705.

Charles Lanska

89, of Tucson, Arizona, passed away February 06, 2007. Preceded in death by father, Charles; Mother, Hattie; Sister, Janet; Grandson, David; Daughter-in-law, Beverly. Survived by wife, Stella (Wilk), marred 67 years; Daughter, Carol (Jim) Palmer; Sons, Chuck, Mike (Diane), Bob (Sandi) and Dennis (Vanessa); Sister, Ann (Sally). Also survived by seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 09, 2007 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Most Holy Trinity Church, 1300 N. Greasewood. Mass will follow at 10:00 a.m. Interment at Holy Hope Cemetery.

If there is one word that summarizes the life of Charles, that one word has time and again been demonstrated during his life as successful businessman, pursuits as a fisherman, and quiet years as a vegetable gardener; that one word would be … Hope … Hope represents a requirement as well as an affirmation of life in all its complexities and contradictions. It is said that from the earth we came and to the earth we return and in between we till the garden of our life. Aided with the hand our Lord, Charles, husband and father of the past 67 years, has done this well.

Charlie will be dearly missed by his wife and children, but especially by his grandchildren and great-grandkids who he spent many hours having fun with. I

n lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pima Council of Aging or to Most Holy Trinity Building Fund.


MANNING, Carl Lee, born August 5, 1937, died February 3, 2007. Preceded in death by his parents, sisters and a brother. Survived by his children, Travis Lee of Minneapolis, MN, Martha Ray (Tyrone) Gilmore of San Diego, CA, Denise (Curtis) Robinson of Tucson, AZ, Carl, Jr., and Michael Manning of Tucson, AZ; sisters, Mary L. Henry of Tucson, AZ, Idella (Leroy) Cooper of San Diego, CA, Ivory (Walter) Mims of Bayonne, NJ and Inez Frazier of Tucson, AZ; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm. on Friday, February 9, 2007 at SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY. Funeral service 12:00 noon on Saturday, February 10, 2007 at SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY with Pastor Willie James Grigsby officiating. Burial to follow at South Lawn Cemetery.

George Samuel Marcek

died February 2, 2007 after a brief illness.

Born in Yonkers, New York on July 22, 1924, George S. was the first child of the Reverend George and Theresa Marcek. After graduating from Yonkers High School, George went to Drexel Institute in Philadelphia until drafted into the service in 1943. He served in the Signal Corps until 1946, when he was discharged.

George graduated from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio in 1950 and immediately climbed into his 1936 Chevy with his wife, Elinor, whom he had met and married at Antioch College, and drove to New Mexico for graduate school. He began his long career as a teacher in New Mexico teaching mathematics and physics at Des Moines and Raton, New Mexico. In 1961 the Marceks moved to Tucson, Arizona where George taught physics at Catalina High School. Summers saw him working in the Physics and Atmospheric Sciences Department at the University of Arizona. After retiring from Tucson Unified School District, George taught two years at the University of Arizona.

He was a superb photographer and printer. He had two photography shows in Slovakia and another at the Nicolai Fechin house in Taos, New Mexico. George loved Taos and spent considerable time photographing and printing for the E.I. Couse Foundation while living there in the summers. He also did photography for many artist friends.

George loved gardening and writing. His writing came later in life, and one joy was to compose short essays and print them on cards with one of his colored photographs on the front, and send them off to many people. He also loved chamber music. His favorite quartet being the American String Quartet and his favorite composer, JS. Bach.

George leaves behind his wife, Elinor; a daughter, Kathryn Steele; two sons, Steven and Paul (Lisa) Marcek and three grandchildren, Corene (Nate) Hawk, Sean Steele and Alex Marcek, and a surviving brother, Daniel Marcek.

A celebration of George’s life will be held Monday, February 11 at the Tucson Botanical Gardens from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be given to either the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music or the Taos School of Music.

SPC Alan E. McPeek

Age 20, passed away serving his country in Ramadi, Iraq on February 2, 2007. He is survived by his parents, Kevin and Rose Doyle and his sister Samantha. Alan also leaves behind his grandparents, Hugh and Doris Doyle, maternal grandfather Len Krawzak and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Alan, a beloved son, brother, friend and hero.

Your time here was much too short but the memories we shared we’ll treasure forever. We are all so very proud of you. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 9, 2007 from 5:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. at ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES-Avalon Chapel, 8090 N. Northern Avenue at Magee (742-7901). A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for Alan on Saturday, February 10, 2007 10:00 A.M. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 8650 N. Shannon Road. Burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. The family respectfully requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 1636 N. Swan Road, Suite 151, Tucson, AZ 85712. Alan’s family would like to extend a gracious thank you to the entire community for all of their support during this difficult time.


Marcos Antonio Guevara

August 7, 1983-February 8, 2004

Marc, You are always on our minds and you will never be forgotten.

We love and miss you.

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