Obituaries

Dr. Harold Harry Kaye

98, of Tucson, died March 30, 2015. Born September 4, 1916 in Bayonne, NJ to Samuel and Marguerite (Stein) Kochansky. Preceded in death by his parents, wife, Goldie Clott Kaye and brother, Dr. Jerome Kaye. Survived by daughters, Andrea Kaye (Stuart Bernard) Shatken and Barbara Kaye (Peter A.) Marx; grandchildren, Laura Marx Klopfer, Lisa Marx Corn, Noah Shatken and Abby Shatken Chargo; great-grandchildren, Jacob Marx Klopfer, Jordan Ann Shatken, Elliot Sam Shatken, Emily Rina Chargo and Lev Simon Chargo. Dr. Kaye served as a Captain in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945 at the 57th Field Hospital. He graduated from Bayonne High School, received his B.S. and DDS from the University of Michigan. Dr. Kaye was a member of the Lion's Club for over 60 years, served as Verona Chapter President, President of Eyemobile and received the President's Appreciation Award and received the Melvin Jones Fellow award for his service and also a member of the Jewish War Veterans and the Tucson Jewish Community Center. Dr. Kaye's hobbies included playing golf and attending the theatre. Chapel Service 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 1, 2015, EVERGREEN MORTUARY, with Rabbi Stephanie Aaron officiating. Interment to follow in the Chaverim section of Evergreen Cemetery. Arrangements by EVERGREEN MORTUARY, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile, www.evergreen-tucson.com
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Phyllis Moroney

age 89, passed Thursday, March 26, 2015. This second generation Italian-American was born Philomena Marie Curitore on February 8, 1926, in Staten Island. In New York, Phyllis graduated from Packard Business College and had a successful career as a secretary with the NY Board of Ed. and also as the secretary to the president at Kraft Foods Co. Later, she attained her stockbrokers and real estate brokers licenses. In 1991, Phyllis retired and moved to Tucson, where she joined her family and became involved in the community as a docent at the Tucson Museum of Art and a volunteer at TMC. Phyllis was a social butterfly with great pizzazz; she made friends, touched hearts and brought cookies wherever she went. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Rosemary and Dr. Jack Dunn; son, James Moroney; daughter-in-law, Brenda; brother; William Curitore, five grandchildren and one great grandson. A Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at St. Thomas in Tucson, AZ. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOME, Dodge Chapel.
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Juan M. Valenzuela

On March 24, 2015 the world lost a great man, a true modern day Superman; my father Juan M. Valenzuela, 78. He was born on January 2, 1937 in La Union, New Mexico to my grandmother Romana M. Valenzuela and grandfather Juan D. Valenzuela. My father was the last remaining male to survive his large and proud Valenzuela family. He has now gone to join his siblings in heaven: Adam D. Valenzuela, Jesus M. Valenzuela, Alfonzo M. Valenzuela, Salvador M. Valenzuela, and Genova M. Valenzuela. He is survived by his honorable sister, Eva M. Valenzuela, Lucy B. Valenzuela, and Pauelin N. Valenzuela who now mourn the loss of their baby brother.
In 1961 my father was drafted in the United States Army and served with honor and distinction. He served in defense of this nation in Frankfort, Germany and was promoted to the rank of Corporal. He was honorably discharged on March 15, 1964. My father would mention to me many times that he married the most amazing woman in the world, my mother Jessie H. Valenzuela on August 8, 1964. Soon after my brother John A. Valenzuela was born and about three years later I (James E. Valenzuela) was born. My brother and I would often mention how fortunate we were to have the BEST parents in the world. They showed us how to be men of honor, dignity, respect, courage and to spend our lives in service of others. My parents had the recipe for success on how to raise children down to a science.
My brother (my hero) was a South Tucson Officer that was killed in the Line of Duty on May 17, 1993 and my mother (my protector) died August 18, 2009. My father was so heartbroken but the love for his granddaughter, Briana E. Valenzuela (his heart); his grandson, John A. Valenzuela (his soul); his son, James E. Valenzuela (his baby), and his special daughter-in-law, Rosario Valenzuela who he loved like a daughter, kept him going and alive. They were always on his mind even to his last minutes on this earth.
My father would often mention how much he missed my mother and brother. He would say "Son, I do not fear death because I know when I die I will be reunited with your mother and brother in heaven. I will face death not with eyes closed but with his eyes wide open". My father, I feel did not die of his physical disorder and challenges; he died of a broken heart for the loss of my mother and brother. Now that my father has gone to be with them in heaven, I can be assured that he is now at home with them. His journey is complete, no more suffering, no more pain, and no more sadness. Just joy and happiness in heaven. God has granted my father the reward of eternal life in heaven for being a man that put his family first and sacrificed for them so they could have a better life. A true role model of what a man, father, and husband should be while on earth.
Family and friends who helped my father in his last days are personally thanked for their service on his memorial page www.carrillostucsonmortuary.com
In lieu of flowers, please send a monetary donation to the John Valenzuela Youth Center at 1550 S. 6th Ave., Tucson, AZ. 85713
Visitation will be held Friday, April 10, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at CARRILLO'S TUCSON MORTUARY (South Chapel) 240 S. Stone Ave., with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be offered Saturday, April 11, 2015, 9:00 a.m. at St. Augustine's Cathedral, 192 S. Stone Ave. Interment to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery at 10:30 a.m.
Arrangements by CARRILLO'S TUCSON MORTUARY.
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Linda Catherine Shackman

1950 2010


Five years have passed since your death. You are missed and remembered with love by so many.
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Myrna Mae Doughty

92, succumbed to lung cancer on March 27, 2015, in Tucson.
Myrna was born May 5, 1922 to Wid and Ethel Hyland at Kensal, N.D. She grew up in Jamestown with brothers, Wayne, Russell and Ronnie, and sisters, Opal, Beulah, Irene and Beverly. In 1935 the family left the 'dustbowl' and traveled west to Washington State. Myrna graduated from Yakima High School in 1940.
She met Orville Doughty in The Dalles, OR, in 1940. They were married December 5, 1942 in Roswell, N.M. When Orville went off to war, Myrna returned to the Pacific Northwest and worked for the O.P.A. in Yakima, WA, until 1945. Son Linden was born in 1947 and son David in 1950. As an Air Force wife, she lived in several places in the U.S. and in Japan and England before finally settling in Tucson, AZ.
Myrna was a particularly good bowler. She was active for many years with the Retired Officers' Wives Club of DMAFB. She was most proud of her work as a volunteer for 25 years with the American Red Cross and over 30 years with several Air Force Base Thrift Shops.
Myrna is survived by her loving husband of 72 years, Orville; son, Linden "Skip", of Tucson, and son, Dave, and daughter-in-law, Marge, of Bellingham, WA.
Myrna can be remembered with donations to the American Red Cross or American Cancer Society.
A Celebration of Myrna's life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY AND CEMETERY, 5801 East Grant St. Tucson, AZ.
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MOORE, Jerry Jr., 89, passed away just before midnight on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Center in Tucson, Arizona.
Jerry was born on January 4, 1926 in Kaufman, Texas to Jerry Moore and Mary Bonner Moore. He was the last of seven children born into that family and the only boy. Preceding Jerry in death were his parents, his son, Jerry Moore III, his sisters, including Tucsonans Ethelyn Lacy, Florence Smith, and Thelma Gross and a nephew Harold Lewis.
Surviving Jerry are his daughters, Cheryl (Harvey) Eddington and Lynne Hanson, both in Bakersfield, California; his son, David (Regina) Moore, in Louisville, Kentucky; his niece, Brenda (Rev. W. Jarvis) Johnson of Fort Washington, Maryland; and his brother-in-law, William (Paula) Gross, in Tucson.
Jerry served his country from 1944 to 1950, first in the United States Army as an automotive equipment operator and then in the United States Air Force as a firefighter. He served overseas in Europe, Hawaii and Japan, as well as stateside. In civilian life, he worked in construction.
Jerry was a kind, compassionate man who loved his family and friends. He never met a stranger and he willingly shared his time, talent, and material possessions with whomever needed him. Close friends who will miss Jerry are Alice Smith, Charlene Price and her family, Gernice Thomas, Bennie Clayton, Nate Wright, and J.J. Andrews.
Aftercare provided by AVENIDAS CREMATION AND BURIAL. Cremains will be memorialized and inurned in Bakersfield, California.
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