Obituaries

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September 2017
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Ted Donald Mundine

Ted Donald Mundine, age 64 of Avondale, AZ died September 15, 2017 in Goodyear, AZ. He was born June 10, 1953 in Flagstaff, AZ to William and Katie Mundine. He served in the US Army from 1980 – 1987 in the Military Police Corps. Ted worked for the Department of Corrections for the State of Arizona until retiring in 2005. He loved to work on model cars. He enjoyed exploring the outdoors to see what new creation he could find. He loved people.

Ted is survived by his wife, Anne; daughter, Katie Mundine; son, William Mundine; sister, Joy Siezer and two grandchildren, Hayden and Felicity. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Katie Mundine and a brother, William Mundine, Jr.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm, Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ.

Zachary Scott Liddell

Zachary Scott Liddell

September 4th, 1984-September 14th, 2017

For those of you who were lucky enough to know him, you know that to know Zach you just had to read his words. Both on the page and, the simplest reminder of the man he lived to be, tattooed on his arm.

“To Live, To Learn, To Love”

“Stop, Breath, Focus”

Many of you knew that he lived fully, and loved deeply, but many of you didn’t get the chance to know that he was also an aspiring philosopher.

His most recent reflection on his 33rd Birthday:

“Today was a good day. Getting older changes the perspective on what you plan in life. I’ve traveled, seen, done, and gone. But the best thing in life is being wanted, needed, loved. All I can do is try. I wish I knew what I know now when I was young.

P.S. I can die happy to have seen Bob Dylan.”

This should make you smile because you know Zach’s close relationship with music. Music drove him, and guided him through his every emotion, to clarity and peace.

He had a way with words and a way with people. He could charm just about anyone with his smile and quick wit, and had the great gift of being able to calm you down from even the most tortured moment with just a few supportive and uplifting words. He brought peace of mind in times of stress and gave the warmest hugs.

Among his greatest gifts were his never-ending generosity, and loyalty to those that he loved. And his greatest joys were making people laugh, and sharing Chef Zach’s tasty recipes. His guacamole was unbeatable.

He had a deep connection to the natural world. Whether fishing, camping, canoeing, or just starting the fire, he was always “all in.”

So strong and determined, Zach lived life on the edge, literally – testing the limits bungee-jumping, skating around the world, skydiving (twice), and taking the biggest step of his life asking Chelsey to be his wife.

He was a phoenix, living top-speed to the fullest, sometimes crashing, but always rising from the ashes.

He loved reflecting and reminiscing about his childhood adventures with his brother and sisters, was a wonderful son, loving brother, father, and best friend to all.

We will miss his fierce hugs, big smile, and forever remember him sprinting forward through life to his next great adventure – free and happy.

“The fragile thing we all cherish, some are lucky enough. Some are not. Never the less, be the shining light. Be the torch that you want to pass on. Shine bright, strong, and never go out!”

-ZSL 9/1/17

We will have a “Celebration of Life” ceremony to give you all the opportunity to share your favorite Zach memories.

Please stay tuned for details, and share with anyone whose life Zach touched.

~Zach’s loving family

 

Ronald T. Bennewate

Ronald T. Bennewate was born November 15, l935 in Chicago, Illinois to Gladstone Benjamin Bennewate and Nellie Sheedy Bennewate.  He went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 1, 2017.  Upon graduation from Hinsdale High School, Hinsdale, Illinois, Ron joined the Marines.  Upon his discharge, he used his GI bill to get his Bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University.  Ron worked for IBM in both Tucson and Phoenix.   After IBM, Ron went into commercial real estate.  He ended his working career as the District Manager for the Grubb and Ellis Commercial Brokerage office in Phoenix, Arizona.  He then retired to PebbleCreek in Goodyear, Arizona.  Ron was predeceased by his parents and his brothers, Robert and John, and his sister Patricia. He is survived by his wife Barbara, his daughters, Tammy Lake (Steve) and Karen Monnell (Mark), grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Litchfield Park, Arizona, on Tuesday, September 19th at 1:00 P.M.  Memorials may be sent to Trinity Lutheran Church.

Simon Robert Chavez

Simon Robert Chavez, age 33 of Avondale, AZ died August 27, 2017 in Goodyear, AZ. He was born February 5, 1984 in Phoenix, AZ to Young Samuel and Yolanda J.. Chavez. Simon was an Avondale Dare Devil Master in All Trades. He is survived by his mother, Yolanda J. Chavez; daughters, Viviana Jaynn Chavez, Liliana Ariza Trejo Chavez, Zai’da Emma Lee Chavez; son, JD Alfred Chavez; sisters, Alvalinda M., Benita R., Jennifer , Vanessa C., and Alma Chavez and Angelica M. Pineda Day; brothers Young Samuel, Juan P, and Pablo J Chavez and Edward J. Molina; and grandfather, Juan P Ramirez. He was preceded in death by his father, Young Samuel Chavez.

A visitation will be held at 5:00 pm, Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, September 14, 2017 at River City Church, 725 N. Central Ave, Suite 113, Avondale, AZ. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, 9925 W. Thomas Road, Avondale, AZ. The family suggests that donations be made to https://www.gofundme.com/fundraiser-for-simons-funeral.

DeForest “De” Frisbie

DeForest “De” Frisbie, age 81 of Goodyear, Arizona died August 29, 2017. He was born October 15, 1935 in Hempstead, NY to DeForest Frisbie and Katherine Rafferty. He served in the US Army from 1955 to 1962 as a Paratrooper achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant.   De was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Lions Club International and the Moose Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Frisbie; daughters, Therese Alexus, and Michelle Hart; sons, DeForest Frisbie, Jr. and Donald Frisbie; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A memorial mass will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, September 22, 2017 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 13720 W Thomas Rd, Avondale, AZ.

Anthony Lee Poreé, Sr

Anthony Lee Poreé, Sr., age 77 departed this mortal life on September 4, 2017. His life was dedicated to the service of the Lord and his family. He was a member of the First Assembly of God in Buckeye, AZ.

Andre is survived by his loving wife, Flores J. Brice Poreé; one son, Anthony Poreé, Jr. of Arizona; two daughters, Gina R. Poreé Sims of Stockton, CA and Patrina F. Daniels of Arizona; six grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and six siblings. He was preceded in death by his youngest son, Andre Poreé.

Services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, September 18, 2017 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ.

Richard William Rathe

Richard William Rathe, age 85 of Goodyear, AZ formerly of Roselle, Wheaton and McHenry, IL, died on September 4, 2017. He was born March 27, 1932 in Bloomingdale, IL to William and Marie Rathe. He graduated Glenbard High School in Glen Ellyn, IL on June 6, 1950. He was employed by Roselle State Bank, AKA BMO Harris Bank N. A. for 30 years. Richard was a world traveler, avid animal lover, golfer, pilot of a Cessna 150, pianist and proud ex Sky Harbor Navigator. He was a loving husband to Sandra L Starkey Rathe and loving uncle to Susan Hornat and family and Douglas (Cindy) Swindells. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Marie Rathe; brother, Willis A. Rathe; sisters, Margaret Swindells and Elizabeth Fischer; and nephew, Bill Swindells. Wheels up my darling husband. Memorials may be sent to, Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, UT 84741.

Ruben M Moreno

Ruben M Moreno, age 66 of Goodyear, AZ died September 4, 2017. He was born February 2, 1951 in Silver City, NM to Manuel and Anita Moreno. Ruben earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Western New Mexico University as well as an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts from Scottsdale Culinary School – Cordon Blue. He is survived by his wife, Alicia Moreno; daughters, Deana and Lynae Moreno; sons, Bryan Moreno; brothers, Arnold, Eddie, and Rudy Moreno; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, one brother and his grandparents.

A visitation will be held at 11:00 am with a rosary at 12:00 pm, Friday, September 8, 2017 at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ. A funeral mass will follow at 1:30 pm, Friday, September 8, 2017 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 539 La Pasada Blvd, Goodyear, AZ 85338. Burial will be at 3:00 pm in Holy Cross Cemetery, 9925 W Thomas Road, Avondale, AZ.

Antoinette M. Hengy

Antoinette M. Hengy, of Tempe, AZ died August 13, 2017 in Goodyear, AZ. She was born May 8, 1943 in Detroit, MI to Francis (Sam) and Margaret Hengy. Ann was raised in Detroit, moved to Fairview, MI and then to Arizona, living and working in Tucson, Tempe, and Goodyear. She joins her parents and five siblings, Jean, Larry, Joe, Fritz, and Theresa in heaven. Her twin sister, Mary Janet Petty, of Tempe, AZ and her younger brother John Hengy, of Fairview, survive her. Ann touched many lives with her generous and loving heart, including 27 nieces and nephews. Two nieces especially, Susan Petty of Goodyear, AZ and AnnMarie Edwards of Sacramento, CA made her last year full of love and laughter. Ann’s family wishes to thank everyone at Pathways Assisted Living in Goodyear. It was her last wonderful home filled with friendship and love.

Irma Adame Woods

Irma Adame Woods, age 60 of Avondale, AZ died August 29, 2017 in Goodyear, AZ. She was born November 18, 1956 in Phoenix, AZ to Domingo and Paula Adame. Irma loved to shop and find a good deal. She was active in her church and wanted to share her message with others. Irma was never one to sit, she loved to work and always kept herself busy. She is survived by her husband of 29 years, James D. Woods; mother, Paula Adame; sisters, Angie and Rita; and brother Richard. She was preceded in death by her father, Domingo Adame.

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