William F. Battaglia
85, passed away on September 25, 1998 in Tucson, AZ. He was born in Meadville, PA on April 25, 1913, the son of Frank J. and Sarah A. McCabe Battaglia. He is predeceased by his parents and three brothers, Eugene, Leonard and Bernard. Bill is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marie Antoinette (Poux) of Tucson, AZ and six children, Mark E. (Mary) of Benson, AZ, Carol A. Coon (Ronald) of Meadville, PA, Kathleen B. Crawford (James) of Benson, AZ, John F. (Linda – deceased) of Meadville, PA, Marcia Jeanne Wyman (William) of Rotonda, FL and R. Kevin (Norma) of Tucson, AZ, as well as 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Mr. Battaglia graduated from St. Agatha’s High School (1929) and Allegheny College (1933) in Meadville, PA. A 38-year employee of the United States Postal Service, Mr. Battaglia served as Postmaster of Meadville from 1963 until his retirement in 1972. Following that retirement he began a career for several years selling real estate in Meadville. He was a life member of the B.P.O.E. and the Knights of Columbus. He was also active for many years in the P.T.A., the Pennsylvania State Grange and the American Cancer Society. He was a member of the parish of St. Agatha Roman Catholic church in Meadville and the parish of the Sacred Heart R.C. Church in Tucson and Our Lady of Lourdes in Benson. ”Popo”will be greatly missed. A Memorial Service will be held at Sacred Heart Church, 601 East Fort Lowell, Tucson, AZ on Thursday, October 1, 1998, 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Mr. Battaglia asks that donations be made to the charities of the donor’s choice.
BURNSIDE, Mary Jane, 103, of Tucson, died Saturday, September 26, 1998. She is survived by her sister, Marguerite Hackler and nephew, Joseph Patrick Hackler. A Funeral Mass will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, 1998 at Villa Maria Care Center, 4310 E. Grant Rd. Interment will be in Beattie, Kansas. Friends may call on Wednesday, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at HEATHER MORTUARY, 1040 N. Columbus Blvd., an Aftercare Mortuary.
CASTILLO, Ernest V., 80, of Tucson, AZ, passed away September 26, 1998. Survived by sons, Robert, Johnny, Alex, Freddy; daughters, Cecilia, Carmen, Angie, Jessie and Elizabeth; 17 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Thursday, October 1, 1998 at CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY, North Chapel, 204 S. Stone Ave. 240 S. Stone Ave. Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be offered on Friday, October 2, 1998, 9:00 a.m. at St. Augustine. Interment to follow at South Lawn Cemetery.
CHAVEZ, Ludim, 81, of Tucson, died September 27, 1998. Longtime resident of Tucson who retired from the S.P. Railroad. Father of David L. Chavez of Tucson, Irene F. Chavez, Irma M. Lerma; brother of Jaime and Humberto Chavez, Ruth Endlick, Naomi Murillo, Beatrice Angel and Oly Saucedo, all of El Paso, TX; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services and burial will be in El Paso, TX. Local arrangements by ABBEY FUNERAL CHAPEL, 3435 N. 1st Ave. (888-1111).
84, of Oracle, passed away September 28, 1998. Survived by wife, Felipa Felix; daughters, Maidie Gallardo (Joe), Becky Barkley (Tom) and Mary Buzan (Robert); sons, Joe Felix (Hortencia), Tony Felix, Eddie Felix and Walter Felix (Frances); sister, Frances Carpena (Alex). Also survived by 22 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 1998 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at St. Helen’s Mission in Oracle, Arizona, with Rosary recited at 7:30 p.m. Mass will be offered on Thursday, October 1, 1998 , 10:30 a.m., also at St. Helen’s Mission. Interment to follow at Oracle Cemetery. Joe helped build many buildings including St. Helen’s Mission, many Titan Missile Silos, as well as many in the Oracle State Park. His kindness and generosity will be missed. Arrangements by Carrillo’s Tucson Mortuary, Inc.
GALVAN, Gilberto G., 77, died September 27, 1998. Husband of Isabel Galvan; father of Alminta G. (Mario) Acosta, E. Yolanda G. (Alejos) Garza, Gustavo and Gilberto Galvan; grandfather of Adela Soledad Garza and Mario Luis Acosta. Rosary will be recited 7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 1, 1998 at BRING’S MEMORIAL CHAPEL. Mass will be offered 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 2, 1998 at St. Johns Catholic Church, 602 W. Ajo. Burial in Holy Hope Cemetery. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.Thursday, October 1st at BRING’SMEMORIAL CHAPEL, 236 S. Scott.
HOWITT, Edna M., 81, died September26, 1998. Arrangements by BRING’S MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 236 S. Scott.
JENSEN, Vernon Hortin, 91, passed away on September 27, 1998 in Tucson, AZ. He was Professor Emeritus and former Associate Dean of the New York State School of Industrial Labor Relations, Cornell University in Ithaca, New York where he joined the faculty in 1946. He earned his Bachelors Degree at Brigham Young University in American History in 1932. He completed a masters degree in Economics in 1934 anda PhD Dissertation on a study of Labor Relation in the Northwest Lumber Industry in 1939 from the University of California-Berkeley. While writing his PhD Dissertation he was a faculty member at the University of Colorado-Boulder from 1937 to 1946. He was a member of the National Defense Mediation Board as a mediator and arbitrator for the National War Labor Board commencing in 1941. He also became director of the Wage Stabilization Board – Rocky Mountain Division during that same time. He authored ”Lumber and Labor” (1945), ”Heritage of Conflict – Nonferrous Metals Industries Up To 1930” (1950), ”Nonferrous Metals Unionism 1932-1952” (1954) and ”Strife on the Waterfront: The Port of New York Since 1945” (1973). He also authored numerous scholarly articles on Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining. He was born on July 10, 1907 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He retired from Cornell University in 1973 and became a mediation and arbitration specialist for the next 20 years. He moved to Tucson in 1991. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Esther Chapman Jensen and his son, Vernon Hortin Jensen, Jr. Survivors include a sister, Gweneth Jensen (Parker) Traynor of Tucson; a brother, Grant Hortin Jensen, Brigham City, Utah; daughters, Karen Jensen Harvey of Tucson and Massachusetts, Margot Jensen Gasch of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Linda Jensen Hamlet, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and a daughter-in-law, Judith Shumway Jensen Lambart of Richland, Washington; grandchildren, Helen Harvey (Mark) Chamberland, Kirsten Harvey (John) Thompson, Lars Jensen Harvey all of Massachusetts, Channing Darren Hamlet of Philadelphia, Brendan Hunter Hamlet and Tyler Jensen Hamlet both of Steamboat Springs, and Nathan Jensen, Joseph, Christopher and Steven Jensen all of Oregon; great-grandchildren, Arthur Chamberland and Madison Thomson. His is a member of the El Dorado Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. Memorial Services will be held at BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway on Friday, October 2 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Salt Lake City, Utah.
KOHLER, Elsie J., born June 26, 1899 in Chicago, Illinois and went to be with the Lord Monday, September 28, 1998. She was preceded in death by husband, Louis. Elsie is survived by her daughter, Myrtle (Harold) Hartmann of Tucson; son, Robert (Wilma) Kohler of California; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Elsie was a 50 year member with the Eastern Star and also a member of Jerusalem White Shrine. Graveside Services 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 1, 1998 at South Lawn Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends one hour prior to service at SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY, 5401 S. Park Avenue. Arrangements by SOUTH LAWN MORTUARY.
LINDGREN, Ernest Edward, 81, died September 28, 1998. Arrangements by BRING’S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.
MARLOW, Jennie P., born March 21, 1910, Herrin, IL, died September 25, Tucson, AZ. Survived by daughters Dee (Ron) Sommer of Tucson and Sr. Joanne Marlow, D.C. of Evansville, IN., and son H.F. (Carol) Marlow, Jr. of Rock Hill, SC, seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Funeral mass will be celebrated on October 1, at 8:30 AM at St. Pius X Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Monestary, Box 298, St. David, AZ, 85630. ”She lived life to the fullest.”
MCCLELLAND, Kristine Dru, 43, of Tucson, died September 25, 1998. Survived by husband, Michael Vance McClelland; son, Ryan Michael; daughter, Megan Druall of Tucson; mother, Arlene Harbaugh and brother, Steve Taylor Harbaugh both of Colorado. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kris McClelland Memorial Fund at any Bank of American Branch. Services pending in Grand Junction, CO. Local arrangements by EVERGREEN MORTUARY & CEMETERY.
MOORE, Ethel, 82, died in London, OH on September 23, 1998. Mrs. Moore had been a resident of Tucson for 52 years. She moved to Ohio from Florida after the death of her daughter last year. Graveside services and interment will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 1, 1998 in South Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements by family owned ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Dodge Chapel.
MURRIN, Smith D. ”Smitty” 55, of Tucson, died September 29, 1998. He was a Vice President of Marketing at Peoples Choice Communications. Survived by wife, Sherry Murrin of Tucson; son, David Murrin (Rebecca) of Ft. Worth, TX; brothers, J. Michael Murrin of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Jack Murrin of Houston, TX; sisters, Mary Painter of Hume, VA, Anne Scott of Gatlinburg, TN; and one grandchild, Riley Murrin. Memorial Service Friday, 10:00 a.m. EVERGREEN MORTUARY. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 40 N. Swan Rd., Tucson, AZ 85711 in memory of Smith D. Murrin. Arrangements by EVERGREEN MORTUARY & CEMETERY, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile.
NORTH, Jack E., 66, of Tucson, died September 27, 1998. Jack is survived by wife, Donna North; son, Mark (Lannette) North; daughters, Debra (Kevin) Swihart of Indiana; Jan (Alan) DeKalb; six grandchildren; mother, Dorothy Burhop of Indiana; brother, Bill (Carolyn) North of Indiana.Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association. Arrangements by DESERT ROSE CREMATION & BURIAL, 790-6388.
PANCOST, Robert E., 64, of Tucson, died September 25, 1998. He is survived by his wife, Mariann; mother, Hazel Hansen of Tucson; children, Jay (Roseanne) Pancost, Greg (Laura) Pancost, Patrick Pancost and Lynn Sposito; stepchildren, Vicky Taylor, Michael Lore and Anthony Lore; brothers, Jerry and Donald Pancost; sister, Patricia Salgado; 10 grandchildren, nieces andnephews. Services will be on Friday, October 2, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. at East Lawn Palms Mausoleum, 5801 E. Grant. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carondelet Hospice. Arrangements by HEATHER MORTUARY, 1040 N. Columbus Blvd.
PHELPS, John F. Sr., born November 23, 1932, died September 28, 1998. He is preceded in death by wife, Rhea Dawn and father, Jess Phelps. He is survived by his children, Tony, Cheri and John, Jr.; six grandchildren; mother, Rose Phelps; sisters, Neva and Becky; and brothers, Dub andArthur. A private family celebration isscheduled in the mountains John loved so much. Gifts may be made to the American Heart or Lung Association, in lieu of flowers.
Michelle ”Mouse” Prado
Her earthly journey began October 29th, 1967, she began her heavenly journey September 23, 1998. In a time of chaos and darkness the bright soul of Michelle, my beautiful wife, glorified her presence. She taught everyone who came in contact with her that to ”survive” just isn’t enough. You have to ”live.” The true beauty of her soul could be seen in the sparkle in her eyes and now seen in every sunrise and every sunset. She and I learned together what perfection of love is and as my teacher I will continue to learn. We are soulmates in the truest sense and she took a piece of me with her as I did for her. With a sparkle in her eyes and an infectious smile she will continue to touch and consume everyone she loves with a watchful heart. Sweetie, I miss you but I will see you soon, so good night, sleep with the angels, pleasant dreams. God and I will always be with you. I love you so very, very, very, much for infinity and eternity, always and forever. If you need me, wake me…Love C.J. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dawn Michelle Prado Memorial Fund, Acct. #31339, Tucson Old Pueblo Credit Union, 2500 E. 22nd St., Tucson, AZ 85713. Services conducted by VALLEY FUNERAL HOME, 327-6341.
ROBERTS, Jr., Adrian S. ”Catfish” age 69, of Tucson, lost his battle with cancer on September 23, 1998. He is survived by his loving wife, Virginia ”Ginny”; sons, Adrian S. III (Judi)), David B., Joseph E. (Kelly); daughter, Beverly A.; stepsons, Robert L. Hinton (Jane), Donald W. Hinton (Donna); grandchildren, Adrian S. Roberts IV, Jessica M. Roberts, William J. Hinton; and brother, Nicholas I. Roberts. Born on June 26, 1929 in New Jersey, Mr. Roberts was an active member of American Legion Post 36, and was the Department Commander 1994-1995. He is also Sous Chef de Chemin de Fer Passe, 1987-1988 of the 40/8. He was also a member of various veterans groups in Arizona. Among his other accomplishments, Catfish retired in 1994 from American Airlines after a lengthy and enjoyable employment that spanned ”forty years, seven months, and ten days”. His career included assignments in Washington D.C., Dayton, Ohio and Tucson, Arizona. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, October 4 at 1:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 36 in Tucson. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation or the charity of your choice.
In Loving Memory Of
Vicente G. Rodriguez, Jr.
Born February 12, 1956
Died September 26, 1998
We all love you very much
And will deeply be missed
Survived by his wife, Angie S. Rodriguez; sons, Vicente Rodriguez, III and Richard G. Rodriguez, Jr; mother, Hilda Gutierrez; brother, Fernando Gutierrez; sisters, Diane Tarango, Susan Rodriguez and Irma Linares. Also survived by several nieces & nephews.
Richard, You never said ”I’m leaving”
You never said ”Goodbye”
You were gone before we knew it,
And only God knows why.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you did not go alone,
A part of us went with you
The day God took you home.
Our Love Forever.
A Mass will be held on Thursday, October 1, 1998, 10:00 a.m. at St. Monica’s Church, 212 W. Medina. Arrangements by CARRILLO’S TUCSON MORTUARY, INC.
SCHMIDT, Ralph V., 68, of Tucson, died September 27, 1998. Husband of Katherine of Tucson; father of Patricia (Frank) Butler, Ralph (Linda) Schmidt and Paul Schmidt all of Tucson, John Schmidt of Washington, Walter Schmidt of Oregon, Katherine (Steve) Ambrose, Suzanne Schmidt and Tina Louise Schmidt all of California; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, October 1, 1998, 6:00 p.m. at ABBEY FUNERAL CHAPEL, with Pastor Steve Ambrose officiating, followed by a Military Service. Burial will follow in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix. Visitation, Thursday, October 1, 1998 from 4:00 until service time at ABBEY FUNERAL CHAPEL, 3435 N. 1st Ave. (888-1111). We’ll miss you Santa Clause.
Rachel Esther Williams Wichtrich
Beloved mother, grandmother and friend, died peacefully in her sleep at home on September 26, 1998 with her children. She was born on February 13, 1917 in Avoca, TX. She grew up in Texas and New Mexico and graduated from the University of Arizona. She married Al ”Pancho” Wichtrich and they spent 60 memorable years of love and devotion together. They resided in Washington D.C., Panama and Mexico City. She will be remembered for her graciousness, her love of life and loyal friendship. She was a woman of great dignity and profound faith. She was a gifted artist and had a passion for bridge and gardening. Her graceful touch and gentle footsteps on this earth will be missed. She is survived by her children, John Wichtrich, Janet Chave, Ellen Tessada, Bill Wichtrich and Patricia Barnard; her 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. ”The Lord watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another” Genesis 31:49. Vaya Con Dios. Memorial Mass Friday, October 2, 1998, 9:00 a.m.at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 5150 N. Valley View Drive. Family suggest contributions to the American Diabetes Assoc., 40 N. Swan Suite 116, Tucson, AZ 85711. Arrangements handled by the locally owned ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel.
WOODRUFF, Berty C., 95, of Tucson, died September 28, 1998. Survived by daughters, Shirley Duhamel of Tucson, Anne Pierson of W. Des Moines, IA; son, Albert Woodruff of Phoenix; son-in-law, Donald L. Peck of Tucson; many beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Harry Woodruff; daughter, Beverly Peck and son, Raymond. Memorial Service, Friday, 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Casas Adobe Baptist Church with Associate Pastor Gary Shrader officiating. Friends may call Thursday, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EVERGREEN MORTUARY & CEMETERY, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 5325 E. Pima, Tucson, AZ 85712.
In Loving Memory Of
Maria V. Gonzalez
September 30, 1996 – September 30, 1998
To our mother, our best friend, our soul. It is hard to believe it has been 2 years since our Lord took You. It seems like time has stood still. Our hearts ache for you always. We all love you and miss you with all our hearts and soul. Love always, forever, YourHusband, Daughters, Sons, Grandchildren