BRUCKNER, Grover, age 75. Memorial Service at 10:00 a.m. Saturday July 29, 2006 Pantano Christian Church 10355 E 29th St at Houghton Rd.
Edward James Chamberlain
Edward James Chamberlain, born on June 14, 1914 in Nogales, AZ, passed away July 24, 2006 after his battle with cancer.
During his 92 years, Ed lived a long fulfilling life as a rancher, cowboy, miner, mine inspector, husband, father and grandfather. He retired to care for his wife, who was crippled by a stroke until three years ago when she died on March, 27, 2003.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Dolores and Edward Chamberlain, by his beloved wife, Grace, his infant daughter, Dolores, and his siblings, Polina Villa, Norbert and Manuel Chamberlain.
He is survived by his children, George (Josie), Robert (Betty Jo), William (Cindy) and Sandra Chamberlain; by grandchildren, Joseph, Lisa, Steven, Angela, Tami and Ryan Chamberlain, Cora Tellez and Mark Garcia; by great-grandchildren, Robert Rodriguez, Kayla Spence, Amber Gamez, Angelica Chamberlain, Anthony and Corinna Tellez; by Albert (Rita) and George (Delia) Chamberlain; and by many nieces, nephews and friends.
The family would like to give special thanks to granddaughter Lisa Chamberlain, whose gentle, loving care made it possible for her Tata to remain at home during his last few months of life.
Also on behalf of the family our special thanks to Dave from Family Care Hospice for the excellent care he provided.
We also want to thank all those who prayed and offered support during Ed’s illness.
Donations may be made in his memory to Family Care Hospice.
Rosary and viewing will be held at 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Thursday, 7/27/2006 at BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ.
Mass will be held at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church located at 1800 S. Kolb Road on Friday, July 28, 2006 at Noon with burial at East Lawn Cemetery. A reception will follow at Our Mother of Sorrows immediately after the burial.
Military Honors by Ft. Huachuca Select Honor Guard.
Christopher Curtiss Cottle
(TSgt. USAF. Ret)
50, of Tucson, was tragically taken from us on July 15, 2006. He was born November 20, 1955 in Buffalo, NY. He was predeceased by his father, Volney Cottle Jr. and his son, Christopher James Cottle. He is survived by his mother, Sibyl Burke; companion Marlene Miller; former wife, Janet Quitugua; daughters, Valarie Atkinson and Shannon Nash (Charles); son, Dante’ Cottle; five grandchildren, sisters, Cynthia, Ann and Kathy; brother, Gary, family and friends. We will carry him in our hearts and thoughts as a wonderful and loving father, brother, son, husband and friend. A visitation will be held 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, 2006 at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY 5801 East Grant Road. A “Celebration of His Life” will follow at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christopher Cottle Memorial Fund at any Wells Fargo Bank.
William G. Crass
Age 62, passed away on July 21, 2006, ending his courageous battle with cancer. Born in Detroit, MI on January 21, 1944, he resided in Royal Oaks, MI and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1962. His service in the U.S. Air Force brought him to Davis Monthan A.F.B. in Tucson, AZ, where he met his beloved wife of 41 years, Nancy L. Crass. Bill retired from his supervisory position at Arizona Portland Cement Plant after 35 years of devoted service. Bill was survived by his wife, Nancy; his mother, Geraldine; his son, William (Barbara); his daughter, Megan (David); his brother, David; his sisters, Mary and Jeannie; his grandchildren, Bryana, Robert, Katie, Aidan and Corianna; along with many wonderful friends and extended family. We will all miss Bill: His quiet strength, his amazing work-ethic and moral standing, his outstanding service to his country, his love for his family, co-workers and friends, as well as his enjoyment of hunting, fishing, cowboy polo and sports. Please join us in celebrating his life on Saturday, July 29th, at 3:00 p.m. at DESERT SUNSET FUNERAL HOMES, 3081 W. Orange Grove Rd., Tucson, AZ.
David De La Cruz
Generous, mellow, fun-loving David De La Cruz passed away on July 23, 2006 at the age of 50.
He is survived by his wife, Shelly Duncan; his son, Jesse J. Williamson; his brothers, Paul De La Cruz, Joe De La Cruz, Frank De La Cruz, Gilbert De La Cruz, Richard De La Cruz, Thomas Johnson and Charles Johnson; his sister, Christine Johnson; nephew, Pablo De La Cruz; niece, Alma Fox and other nieces and nephews; step-sons, Barry Coleman and Jereme Peters; step-daughters, Naomi Nelson, Annette Nelson and Michelle Nelson; aunt, Mary Robinson; uncle, Richard Lopez and other uncles and aunts; cousin, Patricia Robinson and other cousins; and by a multitude of friends.
A professional cook for 30 years, David was the lead-cook at Wildlife Cafe for the past ten years. He had many, many regular customers who returned for Dave’s huge smiles, laugh and friendly chats as much as for the food. No relative or friend of David’s went without a couch to sleep on or food to eat. Most “food” holidays his house was filled with family and 15 or more friends, most of them low-income.
He loved his family and friends, cooking, music (especially Santana’s “Samba Pa Ti”), cerveza, smokes, parties, boxing and football. His last days were spent in a hospice, surrounded by family and friends, with “Samba Pa Ti” playing over and over, watching birds at a feeder outside of his window.
Congressman, Raul Grijalva and his wife, Ramona, also expressed their love for David and their condolences to his family and friends.
David will be laid to rest with his beloved mother, Erlinda De La Cruz, at Holy Hope Cemetery.
He did not want a sad funeral, so his family and friends will celebrate his life with a party in August.
Calvin G. “Bill” Dotson
05/25/23 – 07/24/06
Dorothy L. Dotson
10/21/23 – 01/30/04
Dad passed away after a long illness. Was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy; brother, Charlie; sisters, Nora Lee and Ruth. Survived by his son, Skip (Eve) Dotson, daughter, Carolyn (Ron) Richey; grandsons, David (Mary) Dotson; Steve (Vicki) Dotson; Rodger (Donna) Richey and Chad (Tammy) Richey; great-grandchildren, Storm, Colton, Emmalee, Noah and Alexis; sisters, Margaret and Rachel; special compadre, Lupe Chanez; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Dad was born and raised on a small cattle ranch in West Texas, youngest of six children. He was an outstanding athlete, was a member of the Golden Gloves Boxing team, and raised prize winning steers. His senior year in high school, his steer won the Texas National Grand Championship. As a Master Sgt in the 43rd Infantry Division, he fought in the South Pacific during WWII. He was a member of the F. & A.M. Tucson Lodge #4 for over 35 years and belonged to the Carpenters Union Local #408 for over 50 years. He worked in supervisory positions for various construction companies including Hilro, MM Sundt and Bechtel International in Indonesia.
Family was the utmost importance to Dad. He found something special in each of us. Mom and Dad set the best example of what parents and grandparents should be, they were the best of us all. Dad’s word was his bond; his handshake was a promise to be kept for a lifetime; was a true Texas gentlemen till the end. We will think of him often, miss him everyday, and love him forever.
Funeral services will be Saturday, July 29, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. at ADAIR FUNERAL HOME – AVALON CHAPEL, 8090 N. Northern Ave. Visitation Friday July, 28, 2006, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Burial Evergreen Cemetery for info 742-7901.
HACKMAN, Jeanette, 21, passed away July 16, 2006. A graduate of Flowing Wells High School, she is survived by her parents, Tim and Catherine Hackman, sisters, Danielle and Christine Hackman, all of Tucson, AZ. She leaves behind her much-loved boyfriend, Matthew Villa and their son, Seth Villa, both of Long Beach, CA. She will be lovingly remembered by her grandparents, William and Mary Ann O’Morrissey of Loganville, GA. Numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins will miss her deeply.
Taken from us so suddenly, she leaves behind a 21-year legacy of broadening smiles, filling hearts and making spirited memories. She lived life to the fullest and lovingly touched more lives in her 21 years than anyone could ever imagine.
All who loved our Jet, her many friends from coast to caost, are invited to celebrate her life. We will be gathering at ABBEY FUNERAL CHAPEL, 3435 N. 1st Ave., on Friday, July 28, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. We will return to ABBEY’S on Saturday, July 29, for a service at 9:00 a.m. with the burial immediately following at Holy Hope Cemetery, 3555 N. Oracle. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Tu Nidito Children and Family Services, 3922 N. Mountain Rd. Tucson, AZ.
“The world is suddenly a poorer place, and Heaven that much richer”
KATZ, Isadore “Pete”, 82, of Tucson, died July 24, 2006, of complications from a recent surgery. Described by family members as a witty storyteller, talented writer, War hero and loving father, “Trooper Pete” was an author and Executive Editor of the 11th Airborne Association newspaper the “Voice of the Angels”.
Mr. Katz was born August 3, 1923, and spent his youth in Port Chester, NY. He graduated from Port Chester High School where he was involved in sports and music. While pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree at Norwich University in Northfield Vermont, he and his entire class were called to War in 1943. He served in the 11th Airborne in the Pacific during World War Two. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart.
In 1947 he returned to Norwich to complete his degree in Chemistry. Following his graduation he went to work for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber in Norwalk CT. After several years he made a career change and entered the field of Broadcasting. He initially started that career in Louisville, KY as a program director for WHAS-TV. He moved to Cincinnati in 1953 to take a position at WLW-T. Upon leaving WLW-T he served as the director of the Pabst’s Blue Ribbon Wednesday Night Fights on national network TV.
From there Mr. Katz moved back to Connecticut and took a position as the Office Manger and a program production manager for Leo Burnett Advertising Agency. During this time he was instrumental with productions like the Gary Moore Show and the Ed Sullivan Show. He was also involved in the production of the Miss Universe Pageant and the 1964 Republican National Convention. He was also active in Community Theater where he directed shows like Oklahoma, Carousel and Once upon a Mattress.
His next career change led him to his beloved Vermont where he owned and operated “The Old Covered Bridge Tree Farm and Cider Mill”. Mr. Katz was the very first to ship by mail and UPS Christmas trees not only across the country but around the world.
His later years included positions as a Restaurant Manager and Advertising Manger for Red Lobster and manager of “The Rose”, a local restaurant in the Tucson area. He was still very active with Norwich University, the 11th Airborne Association as well as local and national veteran affairs at the time of his death.
Survivors include his daughter, Lindsay and two sons Jeff and Bill as well as four grandchildren, Meagan, Stacy, Jonathan, Matthew and great- granddaughter, Abigail.
A graveside service with military honors is scheduled for July 28, 2006, at 11:30 a.m. in Riversville Cemetery, Greenwich, CT. Memorial donations may be made to Voice of the Angels, c/o Fred Thompson, Treasurer, 2200 Lake Drive, Pasadena, MD 21122-3626.
of Tucson passed away peacefully on July 25, 2006. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 19, 1917, moving to Tucson in 1942. Zelma was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Charles F. Rice, Retired Assistant Tucson Fire Chief. She was very active in the Tucson Bowling Community for over 61 years. Mom will be greatly missed by her loving children: Charles M. (Mabel) Rice of Jackson, MO., Dianna M. (Charles) Hall, Kathie Giarnieri and Dorothy (George) Coppus, all of Tucson, AZ. Eight grandchildren and 16 great- grandchildren also survive. A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held at Tucson Botanical Gardens on July 30, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation of Southern AZ, 4560 E Broadway, Tucson, AZ 85711. Arrangements by VALLEY FUNERAL HOME – 327-6341.
RODRIGUEZ, Geraldo, “Jerry”, 46, of Tucson, passed away suddenly on July 24, 2006. He is survived by his parents, Geraldo and Armida Rodriguez and his brother, Mark Rodriguez, and a host of cousins. A funeral Mass will be offered on Saturday morning at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at noon. Arrangements by VALLEY FUNERAL HOME. 327-6341.
Passed away peacefully at her family home in Tucson on July 21, 2006, following a three-month battle against a very rare cancer. She was 91 years “young.” Interment was held on July 23, 2006 at Hillside Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California.
Gertrude was born in Montreal, Canada in 1914. Gertrude is survived by her childhood sweetheart, love of her life, and husband of 70 years, Fred Rosen. She is also survived by her daughter Frances Knowles of Douglas, Arizona and son Sidney M. Rosen of Phoenix, Arizona; four grandchildren Jordan Perey of Burbank, California, Aviva (David) Millan of Simi Valley, California, Sharon (Jim) Reynolds of Brooks, Maine, and Karen (Austin) Zuniga of Venice, California; and two great-grandchildren, Lauren and Chloe Jolie Millan.
Gertrude and Fred Rosen devoted more than 60 years of their lives to the “War on Cancer” through their support of the City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute in Duarte, California. In recent years, they were both honored by the re-naming of the historical Tucson Chapter of the City of Hope as the “Fred and Gertrude Rosen Chapter of the City of Hope.”
With Gertrude’s passing, her ten year support as a founder and member of the Board of Governors of the International Foundation for Anticancer Drug Discovery has led to the establishment at IFADD of “The Gertrude Rosen Leiomyosarcoma Patient Advocacy Program.”
Gertrude’s life represented a perpetual devotion to others, through active involvement in innumerable charitable, medical, Jewish and non-Jewish causes. She and Fred were not only pioneer leaders and supporters of the City of Hope and IFADD, but also devoted their time and resources to the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, Israel Bonds, their synagogue Temple Emanu-El, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the Desert Caucus, Carondelet Health Network and Foundation, and Kiwanis International. Gertrude was also a devoted volunteer at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tucson for over 30 years and delivered “meals on wheels” to the elderly and the needy until her recent illness.
After living in Tombstone, Arizona until the Rosen family moved to Tucson in 1956, she and Fred were instrumental in more recent years with the relocation and rededication of the long lost small Jewish section of the famous Boothill Cemetery in their beloved Tombstone–the “Town Too Tough to Die.”
Contributions in Gertrude’s memory may be made to the “City of Hope” and to the “International Foundation for Anticancer Drug Discovery” (IFADD Rosen Program) by mail to Gertrude Rosen Memorial Fund, 7454 East Broadway, Suite 100, Tucson, AZ 85710. A Memorial Service for Gertrude Rosen will be held on Sunday, August 6, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El, which is located at 225 North Country Club Drive in Tucson, AZ 85716. For additional information, please call 602-370-7939.
Evangeline G. Weeks
March 03, 1940 – July 22, 2006, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. In her life her beloved husband, both traveled to places they both desired at their leisure. Evangeline was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. To those who seeked her love, her warmth and friendship. She preceded in death by her husband Harvey A. Weeks II and her daughter, Kathryn E. Weeks; her father, Epifanio Garcia and brother, Thomas Garcia. Left behind son, Harvey (Mary) Weeks, Margaret (John) Patronski, Beatrice E. Weeks, Erica (Jose) Lopez, Yvette (Lee) Boyett. Mother, Maria V. Cortez and sister Pauline. She had 22 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren whom she adored and spoiled dearly.
Your beautiful smile and love will be missed. WE LOVE YOU MOM!
Viewing and visitation at SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY, 5401 S. Park Ave on Saturday July 29, 2006 from 8:00 a.m.; 9:30 Rosary – 10:30 a.m., Mass at St. Margaret’s Church, 801 N. Grande Ave at 11:00 a.m. Internment at South Lawn Mausoleum. We would like to extend our gratitude to our co-workers, directors and managers for their support during this time.
C. Howard Wooten, Sr.
10/06/1912 – 07/27/1997
Always in our thoughts