Hazel E. Larkin, 99, of Sun City died Nov. 21. Hazle was from Oklahoma. She was a widow and was a retired proofreader from a publishing company.
Homer B. Sidlow, 79, was born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 14, 1924. He died in Sun City West on Friday, Nov. 21. Mr. Sidlow was graduated from East Tech High School in Cleveland in 1942. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the U.S.S. Athanasia and the U.S.S. Crocket and during he Korean War served as an engineering officer aboard the U.S.S. Graffias and attained the rank of lieutenant. Mr. Sidlow was graduated from Case Institute of Technology in 1945 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Sidlow was united in marriage to Lillian Kam in Cleveland Heights on Dec. 23, 1951. In 1964, Homer and Lillian moved to Orinda, Calif. where he worked for Lawrence Livermore Radiation Laboratory. In 1967 he passed the California State Bar Exam and began practicing law, first in Concord, Calif. and then in San Leandro. Upon retiring from his law practice in California, he and Lillian moved to Sun City West in 1992. In 1994, at age 70 and blind, Mr. Sidlow passed the Arizona State Bar Exam. He was past master of the Masonic Lodge No. 78 in Sun City West and past president of the Sun City West Pioneer Lions Club. He loved his music and enjoyed playing the piano and harmonica even after he lost his eyesight. His zest for life and his sense of humor will be missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents Frances and Benjamin Sitzowitch, sister Helene Kahaner, and his guide dog Ivy. He is survived by his wife, Lillian; daughters Faith Soares of Fresno, Calif. and Beth Sidlow of San Mateo, Calif.; son and daughter-in-law Brian and Sylvia Sidlow of Redwood City, Calif. and Mark Sidlow of Park City, UT; two grandchildren, Mallory Soares of Fresno, Calif. and Marina Sidlow of Redwood City, Calif. A memorial service was held Nov. 24. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to: Lion Camp Tatiyee, c/o Lions Foundations of Arizona, 1016 N. 32nd St., Suite 5, Phoenix, AZ 85008. The family would like to thank all of the staff at the Congestive Heart Failure Clinic at the Arizona Heart Hospital in Phoenix for their help and support.
Francis James Ball, 84, of Sun City died Nov. 6, 2003. He was a retired farmer who served in the U.S. Army in World War II.
Virginia K. (Pat) Popplewell, 82, of Sun City West, died Nov. 10, 2003. Born in St. Louis, Mo., she moved to Arizona in 1985. Survivors include her husband, C.T.; daughters, Barbara Clayton, Sandra deBay; son, Thomas; brother, Donald Kuchenbuch. Camino del Sol Funeral Chapel.
Russell Scarpelli, of Sun City, died Nov. 12, 2003. He moved to Arizona with his wife, Wilma, from Pennsylvania. He served in the Air Force during World War II and in Korea. He was an electronic technician with the weather bureau. Menke Funeral Home.
Olga B. Spenningsby, 90, of Youngtown, died Nov. 10, 2003. Born in Wyndmere, N.D., she moved to Arizona in 1956. Survivors include her daughters, Di Anne Larson of Youngtown; LeAnne Weybright, Sheryl Ziegler; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Advantage Golden Door Chapel.
James J. Soucek, 83, of Sun City died Nov. 8, 2003. He was born in Chicago, Ill. and worked as a stationary engineer at La Grange Hospital. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He moved to Arizona in 1982. Survivors include his wife, Helen; two daughters, sisters, two grandchildren and a great-grandson.