Obituaries

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Robert (Bob) Kleinhans

Bob was born in Oak Park, Illinois in 1948. Bob grew up in La Grange, Illinois and attended Lyons Township High School. Bob lettered in Gymnastics. Bob attended Glendale Community College from 1966 — 1968. With his gymnastic background, Bob made the cheerleading squad. After G.C.C., Bob finished his education, graduating in 1972 from N.A.U. with a ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Orlando B. DeLuca

Orlando B. DeLuca, 83, of Sun City West, AZ passed away October 17, 2014. Mr. DeLuca was born in New York, NY and served in the U.S. Army. He worked as an accountant and retired to Arizona in 1991. He is survived by his wife of 47 years Mary Ann. Three children Regina Theresa DeLuca-Imral, Anthony DeLuca and Mary Rose Quijano. Grandchildren Brock, Bailley, ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Larry Robert Aviles

Larry Robert Aviles

Larry Robert Aviles, “Tio Larry,” died on Oct. 10 at his family’s home in Glendale. He was 43. His spirit is carried on by his mother Barbara, son Noah, three siblings Anthony, David, and Dina (Joe), and an extended family of friends from every walk of life. In his lifetime, Larry made friend after friend. He was always willing to lend a helping ...   Read complete obituary here  

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James Melvin Bender

James Melvin Bender, 67, of Glendale, Arizona passed away October 9, 2014. James was born in Crowley, Louisiana and resided in Arizona for the past 49 years. He is survived by his wife Frances; son Shannon Bender (Lorri) and daughter Denise Bender; sisters Linda Bender and Loretta Morgan (Butch); grandchildren Wyatt Bender (Alicia), Trey Bender (Rachael), ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Anita B. Nelson

Anita B. Nelson, 88, of Sun City, AZ passed away October 7, 2014. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson moved to Sun City in 1990. Anita is survived by her husband of 65 years, Lawrence E. “Bob” Nelson; children Pamela Wells (John), Paul Nelson (Maria) and Carol Colleran (Steve); 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Memorial ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Edith Joan Johnson

Edith Joan Johnson

78, of Sun City, Arizona passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home on August 24, 2014. Born in Clemencau, Arizona to Roland and Ellen Beach, she was one of 7 brothers and sisters. Joan was very active in the American Lutheran Church of Sun City. She loved golf, games and coffee time with her friends. She is preceded in death by her husband of ...   Read complete obituary here  

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James Michael Sullivan

James Michael Sullivan

James Michael Sullivan, 85, passed away on October, 3, 2014, with his wife, Dulcie, the love of his life beside him. James was born in Lincoln Park, Michigan and moved to Sun City, AZ in the 1970’s, vowing never, ever to leave. He was a proud member of the Sun City Lapidary Club and served as president for many years. He is preceded in death by ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Veronica “Ronnie” Bender

Veronica “Ronnie” Bender

Veronica “Ronnie” Bender passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on September 23, 2014. She was born in Fairview, Ohio on May 11, 1920 to Herman and Florence Ecker. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Louis Bender, son Marc Fairburn, brother Herbert Ecker, and brother Robert Ecker. She dedicated her life to teaching and the ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Patsy Vondella Beasley

Patsy Vondella Beasley (known by Patti), 70, of Sun City West, AZ, received her Angel Wings on September 20, 2014. She went peacefully at home with family at her side. She was born in LaFollette, TN. She was a Loving Wife, Mother and Friend. She was dedicated to the Lord, her Family, and Friends. She is survived by her husband James Beasley; children ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Ruth Nelson

Ruth Nelson, (87), of Surprise, Arizona, died September 19th, 2014. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Burnell and daughter Maureen. She is survived by her daughters Cheryl and Kathryn, her son, Charles, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Ruth was born and raised in Marion, South Dakota in a rural setting near Sioux Falls. In ...   Read complete obituary here  

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