Obituaries

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Mary Moncerrat Gyory

Mrs. Mary Moncerrat Gyory, 68 of Goodyear, AZ died April 26, 2016 in Goodyear, AZ. She was born June 21, 1947 to Jose Leal and Maria Rivas in Cruillas, Tamaulipas.

She is survived by her husband, Michael Gyory; stepdaughter, Lisa Riesland; sisters, Nelda Miller and Eva Laborin; brother, Raymond Leal and two grandchildren.

A visitation will be at 9:30 am followed by a funeral service at 10:30 am, Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at New Life Covenant Church, 541 E. Main Street, Avondale, AZ. Burial will follow at West Resthaven Park Cemetery, 6450 W Northern Ave, Phoenix, AZ.

Todd Scott Hathaway

Todd Scott Hathaway, 46, of Wittmann, AZ died April 22, 2016 in Wittmann, AZ. He was born February 28, 1970 in Torrance, CA to Ruel Jay Hathaway and Carol Ann Hathaway Pont.  Todd had many accomplishments and talents in life; however he always said that his greatest accomplishment was being a father.

Todd is survived by his daughters, Jaimie and Gwenaviere Hathaway; son, Thomas Hathaway; sister, Susan Hathaway Cameron; and brothers, Wayne, Neal, and Dan Hathaway.

A viewing will be held at 1:00 pm followed by a funeral at 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Bert Flamm Funeral Home, 581 E 1st N, St Anthony, Idaho.  Burial will immediately follow at Teton-Newdale Cemetery, 5644 E 3000 N, Sugar City, Idaho.

JoAnn E. Gilliam

Mrs. JoAnn E. Gilliam, 84 of Phoenix, AZ passed away on April 19, 2016. She was born October 11, 1931 to William Cooper and Myrtle Peeters in Flint, MI.  Her natural abilities led her to pursue a variety of occupations.  She was an Evangelist and a missionary but also worked in accounting and as a cosmetologist.

JoAnn is survived by her daughter, Brenda M. Gilliam; four grandchildren, Faith A Ford, Bryana, Essence and Destiny McClain and a host of nieces and nephews.   She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Myrtle Cooper; husband, Glenn G. Gilliam; grandson, Dominique McClain; two sisters, Elizabeth Holley and Barbara Watson; and two brothers, Leo and Wilber Woodward.

A visitation will be held at 9:00 am with a funeral to follow at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Prayer Assembly Church of God in Christ, 4520 W McDowell Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85035. Burial will be at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.

Joseph Ernest McCreedy

Joseph Ernest McCreedy, age 33, of Phoenix, AZ passed away at home. He was born March 7, 1983 in Phoenix, AZ to Patricia Ann McCreedy.

Joe is survived by his grandmother, Maureen McCreedy and his aunt, Dawn McCreedy. He was preceded in death by his mother, Patty McCreedy.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00, Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ. Interment will be at Louis B Hazelton Cemetery in Buckeye, AZ.

Aletha S Guy

Aletha S Guy, 73, of Goodyear, AZ passed away April 16, 2016. Aletha was born November 21, 1942 in Clinton, OK to Chester and Susie Wassana.

A memorial service will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ.

Marirae Dorothy Adams

Marirae Dorothy Adams, age 46 passed away April 15, 2016 in Goodyear, AZ. Marirae was born October 4, 1969 in Tempe, AZ to Ray and Juanita Agee.

She worked as a cashier, and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

She is survived by her husband, Charlie Adams; two sons, Thomas Adams and Dylan Adams; her mother Juanita Agee; one sister, Jodene Schimkat; and one brother, John Agee-Ross.

A visitation will be held at 9:00 am with a funeral service to follow at 10:00 am, Friday, April 22, 2016 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1002 E Eason Avenue, Buckeye, AZ. Interment will be at East Resthaven Cemetery, 4310 E Southern Ave, Phoenix, AZ.

Bernard “Barney” Farley

Bernard “Barney” Farley passed away peacefully on April 3, 2016 with family by his side. During the last three years, Barney battled a bone marrow disease that progressed into acute leukemia.  He knew the treatments would be difficult, but forever the optimist he lifted our spirits and fought a courageous battle.

Born May 5, 1944, Barney was so loved and respected by his family and friends for his kindness, humor, advice, and love of baseball, especially his association with the Pebble Creek Senior Softball League. He most loved just being with family and friends and “occasionally” visiting the local slots.

He began his career as an Avionics Apprentice at North Island Naval Repair Facility in San Diego, CA, in the 1960s and graduated from San Diego State University. Barney and his wife Carolyn moved from San Diego in 1978, relocating to various positions with the Department of Defense in Mechanicsburg, PA, and in the Washington DC area.  Barney retired as a Program Manager in support of naval industrial facilities and shipboard maintenance.  He was so honored to support members of our military services, and never forgot this was the primary mission.  After an exemplary career, he realized his dream of retiring and moved with Carolyn to the Pebble Creek community in 2004, which also allowed him to be near many family members in CA.

Barney was a special soul, who sought to better the lives of those for whom he cared or others in need of help. He could respond to requests without hesitation, or be awoken late at night to give some guidance, and occasionally step up on to his “soap box” to pontificate. He had a clear, analytic mind, complemented by a natural empathy, though he did not suffer fools lightly. Barney was never given the easy route, and he never took a hit without standing right back up. His legacy is the teachings passed down to the next generation and the example he set. He will be deeply missed.

Barney is survived by Carolyn, his best friend and wife of 40 years filled with love and happiness; sons David (Akiko) and Michael (Melanie); granddaughters Anna Marie, Ellen and Jessica; and great-grandson Wesley. He is also survived by seven brothers and sisters, Florence, Kathy, Ginny, Bobbie, Dennis, Terry and Jean Ann along with countless nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am, Sunday, May 8, 2016 at the PebbleCreek Tuscany Club House, 16262 Clubhouse Dr, Goodyear, AZ 85395.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to a favorite charity in his memory. 

 

Glenna C. Sillerud

Glenna C. Sillerud went home to the Lord on Friday, April 8, 2016. Glenna was born March 12, 1944 in MN to Erwin and Ida Gilbertson.

On June 10, 1962, Glenna was united in marriage to Wayne Sillerud at Bagstevold Lutheran Church in Erhard, MN.

Glenna is survived by her husband, Wayne; three children, Steven, Jill (Rennaker), and Jesse; one brother; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous foster children.

A visitation will be held at 5:30 pm, Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, April 15, 2016 at Lifeway Church, 18926 W Latham St, Buckeye, AZ 85326.

Black, Sara Ann

Sara Ann Black, 39, of Buckeye, AZ died April 7, 2016 in Buckeye, AZ. She was born December 2, 1976 to Shawn McHugh in Plainfield, NJ.

Sara was a lover of art and music and found beauty in all things. She was an IT wizardess who worked for IBM and the University of Arizona before dedicating herself to raising her three children.  She had a passion for helping people and tutored countless students in math and other subjects.

Sara is survived by her adoring husband, Christian, beloved daughter Regan, dearly-loved sons Kai and Royal, cherished mother Shawn McHugh and much-loved aunts and uncles, Michael Mushlitz, Ann Hawken, David Mushlitz and Richard and Charlotte Walters. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Richard and Barbara Mushlitz.

Condolences can be e-mailed to either to Husband Chris at Chris.black.geo@gmail.com, or Mother Shawn at shawn.mchugh@gmail.com .

A memorial service will be held at 5:00 pm, Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ.

Fred Smith

Fred Smith, 82, of Goodyear, AZ passed away on April 1, 2016 in Phoenix. He was born January 15, 1934 in Helena, AR to Albert and Freddie Hancock and moved to Arizona 30 years ago.  He honorably served on active duty in the United States Army from 1956 – 1958 as a Medical Specialist.  He was Board Certified as a pharmacist in California for over 50 years.

He is survived by daughters Glynis (Bill) Mouzakis and Heather (Dusty) Parks; sons Theron (Teresa) Smith, Darren (Wanda) Smith, Justin (Jen) Smith and Adrian Smith. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Iris Mae Smith.

A visitation will be at 6:00 pm with a rosary at 7:00 pm, Monday, April 11, 2016 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 539 LaPasada Blvd, Goodyear, AZ.  Burial will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1562 E Baseline Rd, Mesa, AZ 85204.  The family suggests that donations be made to Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America or Parkinson Disease Foundation.

Richard Alan Myers

Richard Alan Myers, age 77, of Goodyear, AZ passed away April 5, 2016 surrounded by his family. He was born October 28, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY to Bruce and Edna Myers.

While stationed at Luke Air Force Base, Richard met his wife, Alaine. They married on July 1, 1961 and enjoyed a beautiful 54 years together.  Richard and Alaine were wonderful parents of two sons, Steve Myers and Barry Myers, and one daughter Karen Myers.  Richard was a dedicated husband and father who always made sure his family was healthy, happy, and cared for.  Richard was a loving grandfather and enjoyed teaching his grandson, Joshua Myers, how to golf.  They spent many days together watching the jets take off at Luke Air Force Base, swimming, and hanging out together.  Richard was a long time parishioner of St. Thomas Aquinas and served the community as a member of the St. Vincent de Paul ministry.

Richard is survived by his wife, Alaine; son, Steve Myers; daughter, Karen Myers; brothers, Bob Myers and Jerry Myers; and sister, Eileen Fiore. He has one grandson, Joshua Myers.  He was preceded in death by his son Barry Myers.

A visitation will be held at 5:00 pm with a rosary at 6:00 pm, Sunday, April 10, 2016 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 am Monday, April 11, 2016 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 13720 W. Thomas Rd., Avondale, AZ.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Richard’s name to the St. Vincent de Paul ministry at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 13720 W. Thomas Rd., Avondale, AZ 85392.

Larry Dean Miller

Larry Dean Miller, age 73, passed away peacefully on April 3, 2016. He was born April 23, 1942 in Salem, OH to Delbert and Nellie Miller.

Larry served as an aircraft mechanic in the United States Air Force. Later in life he worked as a jeweler, a corrections officer and a probation officer.  He was an avid motorcycle rider and loved taking road trips.  But most especially, Larry was a loving husband, father and a great friend.

Larry is survived by his spouse, Catherine Eledge; daughters, Annette Di-Piazza, Delores Roy, Sherry Griffiths, Susan Harker, Michelle Mauk, Melinda Mauk, Sharon Mauk, and Heidi Loza; sons, Larry Miller, Jr, Dean Mauk, Peter Mauk, Garry Mauk, Joseph Mauk, and William Jansa; 36 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

A viewing will be held at 11:30 am, with a funeral service to follow at 1:00 pm, Saturday, April 16, 2016 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 13277 W. Thomas Road, Goodyear, AZ.

Roseanne Paula Izzo

Roseanne Paula Izzo, age 64, of Litchfield Park, AZ passed away April 2, 2016. She was born July 7, 1951 in Providence, RI to Roland and Jeannette Piatt LaFlamme.

Roseanne was a loving wife and mother and a caring and devoted friend. She was a loyal parishioner of St Thomas Aquinas and St Henry’s Catholic Church.  She was an avid tennis player and a member of Wigwam Country Club.  She was also an amazing cook.

Roseanne is survived by her husband, Mark A Izzo; sons Louis and Lucas Izzo; sisters, Jennifer LaFlamme and Suzi Pennachia; brothers Roland LaFlamme, Jr., Cary and Alan LaFlamme; and four grandchildren, Bryanna, Ashley, Hannah, and Tyler Izzo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roland and Jeannette LaFlamme and brother, Mark LaFlamme.

A visitation will be held at 5:30 with a rosary at 6:30 pm, Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ. The funeral service will be at 10:00am Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 13720 W Thomas Rd, Avondale, AZ 85392.

The family suggests that donations be made in Roseanne’s name to St Jude Children Research Hospital, Tribute #40491621, PO Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148 or via telephone 1-800-822-6344.

Makayla Ann Palma

Makayla Ann Palma, 23, of Glendale, AZ, died March 27, 2016. She was born November 25, 1992 in Phoenix, AZ, the daughter of Thomas Palma & Karen Shrum. She graduated high school and had taken some college courses as she wanted to pursue a career in cosmetology.

She had a beautiful smile, loved her family, loved her friends and loved life! “WE LOST OUR FIGHT WITH BLACK (Heroin), PLEASE DON”T BE SILENT”. She will be dearly missed!

Makayla is survived by her mother, Karen M. Shrum; father, Thomas D. Palma; sisters, April Vigil, Monica Olivas and Maghen Palma; brothers, David Yanez, Ruben Palma and Mcguyver Dyer; and grandmother, Lorrie M. Phillips.

Funeral services will be Thursday April 7, 2016 at Pureheart Christian Fellowship, 14240 N 43rd Ave, Glendale, AZ 85306.  The viewing will be at 11:00 am followed by the funeral service at 12:00 pm.

Dorothy Cooney Jolly

Dorothy Cooney Jolly peacefully passed away after a long time illness on March 26th, 2016 with her daughter Suzanne at her side.  She was born Feb. 5th, 1931 to Anton Horazdovsky and Jennifer (Wondra) Horazdovsky in Montgomery, MN.

After graduating Montgomery High School, she married Urban Cooney June 10th, 1948  Together, they farmed and raised 4 children. She was a fantastic cook, an expert seamstress, & often played piano professionally in later years. Widowed in 1976, she moved to AZ. in 1982. Enjoying the warm climate, she loved flower gardening, square dancing, and bingo games. She married Alvan Jolly Dec. 8th, 1987.

Dorothy is survived by two daughters; Suzanne Babcock (Charlie), Avondale, AZ., Jolene Kortan (Bob), Cookville, Texas; one son; Gregory Cooney (Paula), Mankato, MN., one step-son, Gary Jolly (Joni), Peoria, AZ., 9 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Anton Horazdovsky, her husband Urban Cooney, her mother, Jennifer (Wondra) Horazdovsky, her brother William Horazdovsky, her sister Helen (Horazdovsky) Sembauer, her great-granddaughter baby Elsa Kolars, her second husband Alvan Jolly, and her daughter Peggy (Cooney) Bonin.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Mackenzie Rae Seller

Mackenzie Rae Seller, 14, of Little Egg Harbor, NJ and Buckeye, AZ died March 27, 2016 in Kearny, AZ of an automobile accident. She was born April 5, 2001 to Thomas Seller and Robin Godfrey in Glendale, AZ.

Mackenzie was a student at Liberty University Online Academy and a server at Harvey Cedars Bible Conference. She was an active member of Estrella Mountain Church youth group of Goodyear, AZ as well as Anchor Christian Fellowship youth group of West Creek, NJ.

Mackenzie is survived by her parents, Troy and Robin Godfrey and Thomas and Shawnee Seller, grandfather, Ronald Vargo, and grandmother, Sandy Seller and grandpa Vic Nelson

A memorial service will be held 6:00 pm on Saturday April 23, 2016 at Anchor Christian Fellowship, 610 U.S. 9, West Creek, NJ 08092. The family suggest that donations be made to Estrella Mountain Church in Goodyear, AZ or Anchor Christian Fellowship in West Creek, NJ.

 

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