BUZAN, Walter P., 78, passed away June 27, 2005. Care entrusted to ADVANTAGE ARIZONA MORTUARY.
David A. Chulick
Age 58, was killed in a single car fatal accident in the early morning on June 28, 2005 as he traveled westbound on Hwy 80 from his St. David Twin Lakes RV Resort residence into Benson. David is survived by his one minor daughter, Julie Chulick age 14, and his three adult daughters, Erica Chulick age 19, Lori Elliott age 35 and her son, Logan Elliott age 8, and Lisa Burns age 36 and her children, Teryn Holeman age 13 and Tyler Burns age 7. He was also survived by his three Siamese cats, Sweety, Lucy, and Tailor.
David was born in Erie, PA but started working with State Chemical in upstate New York where he excelled in his sales career. He brought his first family and State Chemical to Tucson in 1976 and remained in Tucson until he retired in 1999 and became involved with sharing the waterless car wash products, Dri Wash n’ Guard, and eventually became a full-time RVer, spending most of his time between Twin Lakes RV Resort in St. David and Valley Vista RV Resort in Benson, AZ.
David was eccentric and passionate about everybody and everything he did. He deeply loved his family, including his latest ex-wife of 14 years, Susie Chulick, who he always referred to as his best friend. His values were strong and he always strived to be an honest, good-hearted, and loving person, even with those who did not want to reciprocate that love. Those that knew Dave felt that he had a profound impact on their life and found his Polish humor, extreme intelligence, and musical spirit hard to resist in overcoming some of his less appropriate actions (late night phone calls, etc.).
To continually learn about himself and others, and to teach others what he learned along his journey of life was a mission for David. He always said that his worst problem was that “(he) loved and cared too much.” But his humor and his belief in Jehova God was what got him through the rough spots. He admittedly was addicted to reading the newspaper daily (retirement helped him cope with this one), eating peanut butter, and learning the computer, which he eventually did master. He was an expert at everything he took interest in doing. His musical talent was obvious when he played big band music to help support his young, first wife, Glenda, as they started their marriage of what would later be 13 years back in 1967. He taught three of his four daughters how to play instruments that he had never even before knew how to play!
David died suddenly in a car crash without pain, for which his family and friends are grateful. He would want everyone who knew him to be happy that he is finally at peace with his beloved father, Michael Chulick, and his recently deceased mother, Julia Chulick. His family and friends are at peace with knowing that he will finally understand that he, too, was loved too much by everyone that he touched along the way.
An informal service gathering will be announced for the third weekend in July, to be posted on the bulletin boards both at the Chute Out in Benson and Twin Lakes RV Resort in St. David. For people outside the area, call and leave a message for details at 520-481-9609.
ENNIS, R. Pauline, 95 years, died June 24, 2005. Born November 5, 1909 in Ulman, MO. Preceded in death by parents, Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Hickman and brother, Flavel. A wonderful Christian lady, loved by many, cherished by Lesley and Bob. Burial will be on July 7, in Quincey, IL. A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church, 915 East 4th Street, at 10:00 a.m. on July 12, 2005, where Pauline was a member for 50 years. Because she loved her cats, donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Hermitage, P.O. Box 13508, Tucson, AZ 85732.
FINNICUM, Norma L., 85, died June 25, 2005. Norma was an active member of the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxillary. She was also a member of the Pennsylvania Club. She enjoyed traveling in her RV and playing cards with her friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne and her daughter, Marjorie. She is survived by her son, Kent (Lois) Finnicum; two grandchildren, Eleanor and Bonnie and four great-grandchildren, Cameron, Kyle, Travis and Samantha. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. A visitation will be held Saturday, July 2, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. with a service to follow at 10:00 a.m. at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY, 5801 E. Grant Rd., Tucson, AZ.
George (Tom) Thomas Lyon
Tom Lyon, 77, passed away June 23, 2005 at TMC of complications of a heart attack. Born in Bellefonte, PA, Tom worked full time in State College, PA as the Sports Editor of the Centre Daily Times while attending Penn State, class of ’49. After several years at G.E. in Schenectady, NY, he relocated to New York City and worked for 25 years on the B.F. Goodrich account as a Group Vice President with the public relations firm, Carol Byoir & Assoc. The Goodrich account took him to Akron, OH where Tom and his wife, Nancy Ryder Lyon, made many dear friends. He came back to work on the Goodrich and other accounts in NYC for 10 years, while living in Stamford, CT. Thinking of an early retirement, Tom and Nancy came to Tucson with daughter, Amy; and niece, Nancy Ryder in 1979. Retirement soon gave way to a position in promotion with KUAT and later with Tucson Lifestyle magazine; Tom also freelanced home-building articles for the Arizona Daily Star. He loved the theater, walks with his Golden Retriever in Reid and Himmel Parks, newspapers, art history classes, and lunches and evening with friends. Tom is survived by his wife of 51 years, Nancy; daughter Amy Diaz (Rick); grandchildren Christopher, Isabella and Jon; nieces, Nancy Ryder-Ouellette, Diana Ryder and Katherine Ryder; nephew, Dan Ryder; and sister-in-law, Jeanne Ryder. Memorial Services will be held at Southside Presbyterian Church, 317 W. 23rd St. on Saturday, July 2 at 4:00p.m.
53, of Tucson and Sahuarita, arrived in the arms of the Lord on June 28, 2005. She was preceded in death by her brother, Michael McCauley; and mother, Opal McCauley. She is survived by husband, Joe; daughter, Gwendolyn (Jeff); father, Ernest W. McCauley; sister, Martha (Drew); brother, David; grandson, Brady; granddaughter, Annjolyn; niece, Amy (Warren); nephew, Ernest Jr. (Carolina); niece, Amanda Brement; and niece, Danielle Bourey. Viewing will be held on Friday, July 1, 2005 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY, 5401 S. Park Ave., Tucson. Service will be held on Saturday, July 2, at 1:00 p.m. followed by interment at South Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements by SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY.
PRESLEY, Pauline Jeanette, 80 years old, passed away June 29, 2005 in Tucson, AZ. Born on July 2, 1924 in Drill, Virginia. Survived by her husband of 62 years, George Presley; children, Shirley Perez, Douglas Presley, Kay Gilbert, Sheiah Espinoza; three sisters, Delma, Judy, Helen; three brothers, Clarence, Fayne, Bobby; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 2, 2005 at SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY, 5401 S. Park Ave. with burial to follow at South Lawn Cemetery. Visitation from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m., Friday, July 1, 2005 at the Mortuary.
SAVERA, Jay, 62, died June 23, 2005. Arrangements by BRING’S MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 236 S. Scott.
WADE, Mrs. Mary Lou Stewart, born January 13, 1928 died June 29, 2005. Beloved wife and mother formerly of Memphis, TN and a Tucson resident for the past 18 years. Private graveside services were held at East Lawn Palms Cemetery. She leaves husband, Harold LaVert Wade; daughter, Dr. Lana Wade-Stott (Dennis) of Tucson; a brother, William Stewart (Jeannie) of Memphis, TN and a sister-in-law, Gloria Simpson (Gary) of Tucson. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to TMC Hospice, 5301 E. Grant Rd., Tucson, AZ 85712.
WETZEL, Michael, lost his four year battle with ALS Thursday morning, June 30, 2005, but he won the war when Jesus reached over and took his hand. Mike was born March 12, 1959 in Macomb, Illinois, to Alan and Peggy Wetzel. He came to Arizona in 1981 and graduated from the UofA. He stayed on at the University and worked for 18 years in Food Services. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gerald and Genevieve Wetzel and Don and Florida McLaughlin. He is survived by his daughters, Chloe and Hali; by one brother, Rick (Nancy) of St. Peters, MO; by two sisters, Cindy (Doug) Brewer of Caldwell, KS and Laura (Jim) Cech of Tucson; and by many nieces and nephews. A special thank you to Mike’s doctor and the staff at TMC Hospice. A celebration of Mike’s life will be held Saturday, July 2, at 2:00 p.m. at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 9252 E. 22nd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Walk to d’feet ALS 2005. Arrangements made by BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.