Lee R. Courtney
Went to our Lord April 21, 2003, in Tucson, AZ. Born in Cleveland, OH February 3, 1921 to Joseph and Carmela San Filippo. Survived by husband, Jack of Tucson; sons, Bobby Cacolici of Tucson and Nick Cacolici of Cleveland; granddaughters, Deanna of Cleveland and Gianna of Tucson; grandsons, Michael of Cleveland, Joey of Atlanta, GA and Ryan of Fort Lauderdale, FL; a nephew, Peter of Tucson; two nieces, Patty and Marilyn also of Tucson; two nephews and a niece in Southern, CA; a brother, John in Cleveland and sister, Angela of Tucson; several great-nieces and nephews. Lee was a member of B.P.O.E. and enjoyed the Children's Shopping Spree, the Special Olympics Breakfast and the Hoop Shoot. She will be missed by her many friends. Memorial Mass 9:00 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2003, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1800 N. Camino Pio Decimo. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Lee's memory be made to UMC-Childrens Research Center, 1501 N. Campbell, Tucson, AZ 85719. Arrangements by BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway.
JOHNSON, Mary M.
was born November 4, 1918, in Sterling, CO and passed away, April 25, 2003 at TMC, surrounded by her family. Mary, a nurse, retired from Tucson General Hospital. She was active in the community as a volunteer at the Community Food Bank and within her church. Pre-deceased by husband, Joseph; brother, Glenn Schuman and great-granddaughter, Brooklynn Johnson. Survived by twin sister, Marjorie Rieke; brother, Gilbert Schuman; sister, Dorothy (James) Webb; children, Ken (Karen) Johnson, Peter (JoAnne) Johnson, Mary L. Williams, Joseph Johnson, Jr.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on May 1, 2003, at Christ Church United Methodist with Rev. Rebecca Oakes Long officiating. A reception will immediately follow the service in the Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials in the name of Mary Johnson may be sent to: Christ Church United Methodist, 655 N. Craycroft Rd., Tucson, AZ 85711.
Frank A. Crandall
79, of Tucson, died April 27, 2003. Survived by wife, Dorothy Crandall; children, Gordon (Kim) Crandall of Tucson, Tina (Tom) Cox of Lancaster, CA, James (Carol) Crandall and Barbara (Tom) Lawrence, both of Waterloo, IA, Jerry Crandall of Riverside, CA and Jean Hites of Waterloo, IA; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. Crandall served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He loved nature and made many friends as a member of JDS where he spent lots of his time. Service Friday, 2:00 p.m. EVERGREEN MORTUARY. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, with military honors by Ft. Huachuca Honor Guard. Friends may call Thursday, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EVERGREEN MORTUARY & CEMETERY, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile.
84, of Tucson, died April 28, 2003. Preceded in death by husband, Henry Gordon. Survived by sons, Barry (Marlyse) Gordon of Duncanville, TX and Mark (Myrna) Gordon of Valley Glen, CA; grandson, Jonathan Gordon. Henry and Beatrice Gordon were married on March 5, 1935; Henry passed away on October 1, 1973. Mrs. Gordon retired in 1994 after over 30 years of employment at Canteen Corporation as a bookkeeper as well as various other positions. Private Graveside Services will be held at Evergreen Cemetery, Congregation Anshei Israel Section. Arrangements by EVERGREEN MORTUARY & CEMETERY.
87, April 29, 2003. Preceded in death by husband, Carl. Survived by daughters, Sally and Don Ryan and Susan Stacy; seven grandchildren, Don and Jan, Stephen and Ginni, Bobbie and Matt, Tim and April, Robert and Missy, Christopher and Julie, Debbie and Greg; 19 great-grandchildren. Born and raised in Tucson graduated from Tucson High. Self employed as a cosmetologist owner of Pinecrest Beauty Salon for 20 years. Graveside Services will be held Thursday, May 1, 2003 at 9:00 a.m. at South Lawn Cemetery.
Marlene June Brownson
Age 71, passed away peacefully on April 24, 2003 at Northwest Medical Center. She was born in Joplin, MO on June 13, 1931 and grew to adulthood in New York and Minnesota. She and her husband, Patrick relocated to Arizona from Florida in 1999. While in Florida she earned her AA degree in Business Administration from St. Petersburg Jr. College with honors. Marlene was employed by several major Corporations as executive secretary, inventory system analyst and Customer Service Supervision. Marlene will be missed by all because of her love of people, young and old. We will miss her contagious laugh and wit. Survived by her husband, Patrick; daughter, Linda Walters; brother, Bill Henderson and grandson, Shane Walters and granddaughter, Dana McBride. A Memorial service will be held Saturday, May 3, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Lord of Grace Lutheran Church, 7250 N. Cortaro Rd. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Avalon Chapel, 8090 N. Northern Ave. @ Magee.
DUNN, Maura S.
age 43, of Springfield, OH and formerly of Tucson, died April 27, 2003 in Columbus, OH. She was born February 17, 1960 in New York, NY to Therese (Pahutski) and George A. Sprecace. Survivors include her husband, Timothy P. Dunn; two sons, Timothy J. "T.J." and Ryan P. Dunn. Family will receive friends from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 1 in the Conroy Funeral Home, Springfield, OH. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday in St. Raphael Church.
DRAKULICH, Petar Nicola "Pete"
85, of Nogales, Arizona made the transition to the next world on April 28, 2003. Surrounded by his loving family, Pete passed peacefully and calmly.
Born in Garfield, Utah on June 28, 1917, he spent his formative years in Yugoslavia and returned to the United States (Superior, Arizona) in 1928. A distinguished scholar-athlete at Arizona State University, he lettered in football and was honored in the ASU Basketball Hall of Fame. He received a B.S. in Physical Education from ASU in 1941, and in 1954 a Master's in Physical Education/Coaching at the University of Utah.
Pete met and married his beloved wife Helen (deceased March, 1998) as a Navy Lieutenant Commander in Norfolk, Virginia. Following his honorable discharge from the Navy, he coached for three years in Superior. His next coaching assignment brought him to Nogales High School in 1950, where he began a 35 year coaching career in various sports, including football, basketball, golf, and baseball. His basketball teams won several Class A South Championships; his leadership earned him the Arizona A South All Star Basketball Coach title in 1952. He also taught science at Nogales Middle School for 35 years. And for motivating so many students in Arizona to pursue higher education, in 1980, the Governor proclaimed August 23rd "Pete Drakulich" Day.
In his "free time" Pete taught countless children from Arizona and Sonora how to swim in his backyard pool. Experiences at "Pete's Pool" helped to build camaraderie and confidence among generations of Arizonan and Mexican children.
After retiring in 1985, he was a tireless supporter of scholarship fundraising for Nogales High School students, raising thousands of dollars and establishing the Nogales High School Hall of Fame and the Border Angels Program. He was an active member of the Lions Club and Elks Club, and served on the board of the Hilltop Gallery (his wife was one of the original Gallery Founders).
There is no doubt that Pete's big heart, wit and unique character will continue to shape the lives of those fortunate enough to have met him. He is survived by son and wife Scott and Barbie and grandson Petar and wife Angie and grandson Chris.
Visitation services will be held on Thursday, May 1 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Carroon's Mortuary in Nogales, AZ. Memorial services will be offered at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 2 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Nogales. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations to the Nogales High School Hall of Fame or B.A.S.S. (ASU Border Angels) can be sent to:
Pete Drakulich Memorial Donations
c/o Jerry Smith
656 W. Mesa Verde Drive
Nogales, Arizona 85621
Mike succumbed to cancer on May 30, 2003 after a valiant five-year struggle. He is survived by Joyce, his devoted wife of nearly 26 years; an only son, Mike (Linda) Radakovich of Raleigh, NC; four daughters, Vi Radakovich of Phoenix, AZ; Gina Radakovich and Mike Vokoun of Mesa, AZ; Carol Radakovich of Cleveland, OH; and Stephanie (Harry) Fong of Katonah, NY; and three stepsons, Dennis (Kim) Hay of Brooklyn, OH; Donald (Tammi) Hay of Livermore, CA; David (Karen) Hay of Fairview Park, OH; and two stepdaughters, Janice (Jim) Pope of Montville, OH; and Jennie (Bill) Newman of Liverpool, TX.
Among the surviving members of the combined families are 21 grandsons, Rudy, Mick, Tony, Andy, Mikhael, Jeffery, Mark, Joshua, Caleb, Stephen, Nicholas, Ian, Jayson, Justin, Willilam, James Robert (J.R.), Jacob, Shawn, Tony, Matthew and Justin; and eight granddaughters, Nina, Jennie, Christina, Rebekah, Amy, Sandi, Leah, Jessica; and one great-granddaughter, Destinee; Kuma (Godmother) Virginia Zlokas of Royal Palm Beach, FL; Kuma Eva-Mae Ross of Parma, OH; most dear friend and "sister", Bonnie Uher of Parma, OH; cousin, Ned (Glenda) Molovich of Lakewood, OH; two sisters-in-law, Helen Graham and children Julieanne and Steven, Fort Lauderdale, FL; and Judy (Ronald) Hammes and children Karen, Christopher and Kyle, West Olive, MI.
Visitation 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., Sunday, June 1, 2003, EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY, 5801 E. Grant Rd. Funeral Service Monday, June 2, 3:00 p.m., St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 1145 E. Ft. Lowell. Burial East Lawn Palms Cemetery.
CAPORALE, James V.
57, died May 29, 2003. Survived by wife, Louise Caporale; children, Annette Marie Caporale, Pauline Ann Caporale, and Christine Louise (Daniel) Klein. Also survived by three grandchildren; brothers, Anthony (Josephine) Caporale, Paul (Maryann) Caporale; sisters, Susan (Walter) Sarich, Kathleen (Mario) Aliano; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mass will be offered 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at Our Mother of Sorrows, 1800 S. Kolb. Entombment will follow at Holy Hope Mausoleum. Friends may call from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 3 at BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway, with Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m.
67, of Tucson, died Thursday, May 29, 2003. Husband of Marcia; father of Sheryl Victor of NY, Joseph Shiller of NJ, Perry (Janet) Shiller of FL, Joshua Shiller of TX, Abbe Shiller of TX, and Julianne (Craig) Curtis of CA; brother of Bernice Canter of NJ and Allen (Bonnie) Shiller of MO. Also survived by nine grandchildren. Mr. Shiller was a U.S. Army Veteran. A graveside service will be held Monday, June 2, at 9:00 a.m. in the Congregation Anshei Israel Section of Evergreen Cemetery, N. Oracle Rd. and Miracle Mile, with Rabbi Robert Eisen and Cantor Ivor Lichterman officiating. Arrangements by EVERGREEN MORTUARY & CEMETERY.
ADAMS, Carrie Ann
32, of Tucson, Arizona, passed away on May 27, 2003 due to a longterm illness. Carrie was born in Fostoria, Ohio on July 31, 1970. Carrie is survived by her mother, Gloria Verdugo; father, Lee Adams; brother, Lonnie Adams; grandparents; many nieces, nephews; uncles, aunts, and cousins.
To my beloved daughter, your long journey has come to an end and you are now home with our Lord. I will miss you. Love, Mom
Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 3 at MARTINEZ FUNERAL CHAPEL during the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Memorial Service will be at 10:00 a.m. and burial will be at Holy Hope Cemetery at 11:00 a.m.
STEINEBACH, Louise F.
73, died May 24, 2003. ABBEY FUNERAL CHAPEL (888-1111).
MURRAY, Maria C.
72, died May 26, 2003. ABBEY FUNERAL CHAPEL (888-1111).
Wayne Edward Mazzei
54, will be missed dearly by his family and friends. He passed away peacefully in his home May 31, 2003 surrounded by his family. He was born in New York, New York on April 27, 1949. He is survived by his devoted wife of 33 years, Kathy; his son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Tammy Mazzei and their son, Christopher; daughter, Liana Mazzei; daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Gabriel Lopez; son and daughter-in-law Joseph and Danielle Mazzei and their children, Andrew and Morgan; and son, Philip Mazzei. Memorial services will be held June 6, 2003 at 1:00 pm at Bring's Funeral Home, 6910 E. Broadway, Tucson, AZ 85710.
VALENZUELA, Arthur "Artie"
Beloved son, brother, father and friend, Artie passed away in his sleep June 1, 2003. Born September 7, 1940, Artie was preceded in death by his father, Arthur A. Valenzuela. Survived by his son, Artie (Yvonne); daughter, Vicki (Victor) Tello and seven grandchildren. Also survived by his mother, Lillie; brothers, Frank (Lilly), Bobbie, Richard, Mark, James; sister, Linda (Joe) Ortiz and great friend/brother, Bobby (Laura) Soto. A Memorial Mass will be held Friday, June 6, at 10:00 a.m. at St. John's Catholic Church (12th. Ave and Ajo). Family and friends are invited to attend the burial of his ashes, directly following the mass. This will be at the Tubac Cemetery in Tubac, AZ.