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PALMER, Russell G.

72, 1944 - 2017, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2017. He was born in New Castle, PA. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dwella Kosakevich; father, Harold Palmer. Survived by his brother, Ron (Sherry) Palmer; daughters, Pam (Scott) Locklear and Kim (Billy) Spencer; son, Rusty Palmer and his five grandchildren and six great- grandchildren. He will be greatly missed, services held at Carole and Don Locklears home, 5100 W. Dakota, Tucson, AZ 85757, Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements by FUNERARIA DEL ANGEL SOUTH LAWN.
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GOMEZ, Manuel "Manny"

age 91, of Tucson. Born September 10, 1925 in Tucson, was called up to Heaven on January 15, 2017. Manny was an Army Veteran, Retired from North American Moving Co. and worked as a part-time school crossing guard at Tully Elementary School. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, brother, son and grandson. Survived by children, Jose (Betty) Gomez, Becky (Clarence) Harper, Martha (Vicente) Acuna, Danny (Alicia) Gomez, Lisa San Jose and Naomi (Larry) Estes; many grandchildren, great- grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Service 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 20, 2017 at FUNERARIA DEL ANGEL SOUTH LAWN, 5401 S. Park Ave., Tucson, AZ, Visitation two-hours prior, Interment to follow at South Lawn Cemetery.
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STOLLER, Elaine K.

71 years old, of Tucson, died Saturday, January 14, 2017. Beloved wife of Arthur Stoller; devoted mother of Amy Marrottia of Tucson; dear sister of Michael (Linda) Kahn of FL; cherished grandmother of Rachel Wilson, Madison Marrottia and Leann Marrottia. Mrs. Stoller was born in Pittsburgh PA and graduated from Duquesne University. After her marriage to Arthur they moved to Los Angeles, CA where she taught second grade for three years before becoming a Real Estate Agent and later a Social Worker for Child Protective Services. Elaine was a very loving person who touched the hearts of many and will be missed by all. A Chapel Service was held Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at EVERGREEN MORTUARY. Interment followed in the B'nai B'rith section of EVERGREEN CEMETERY. In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make a donation to your favorite charity. For more information please visit
www.evergreen-tucson.com
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SOTO, Joann N.

65, of Tucson, AZ went to be with the Lord on January 14, 2017. After battling kidney and liver failure. She passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Eternally loved! Survived by daughters, Monica (Paul) and Melissa (Sammy); five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and five loving siblings. Preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Soto Jr. Visitation to be held at FUNERARIA DEL ANGEL SOUTH LAWN, Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. with a Rosary and Service at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow.
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GALLEGOS, Abelina "Abbie"

Passed away at home on January 14, 2017. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, Ralph; her parents, siblings and granddaughter, Jeanine. Abbie is survived by her children, Mary F. Baker and Ralph (Jean); grandchildren, Shawn, Sarah, Melissa and Amanda and great-grandchildren, Nathan, Amerie, Addison and Easton. Visitation will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at CARRILLO'S TUCSON MORTUARY (North Chapel) 204 S. Stone Ave., with a Rosary and Scripture service at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Hope Cemetery. Arrangements by CARRILLO'S TUCSON MORTUARY, INC.
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FRIEDRICH, Robert "Bob"

80 was called home to the Lord on January 13, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Edith (Myers); son, John; daughter, Rogene (Dan) Drake; grandchildren, Alexandra, Eric and Robert. Bob was a gentle soul and will be missed greatly by the whole family. There will be a Memorial Mass at Saint Pius X, 1800 N. Camino Pio Decimo on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. Arrangements by HUDGEL'S SWAN FUNERAL HOME.
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MIRANDA, Ofelia M., born January 13, 1932, went into eternal rest on January 1, 2017. Ofelia is preceded in death by her husband, Frank Miranda; children, Arturo, Manny and Yolanda; parents, Paula and Hilario Mesa; brothers, Norbert, Dennis, George, Jose and Frank Mesa; sisters, Martha Mesa, Ramona Felix, Mary Lou Galvan and Connie Aros. She is survived by her son, Robert Nunez, as well as numerous loving nieces, nephews and grandchildren. Ofelia known to many as "Tia" always had a welcoming, warm heart. Her kind, loving, and generous spirit will be deeply missed. Tia we love and miss you so much! Although our hearts are broken, we know you are now at peace and reunited with your loved ones. God bless you always until we meet again. A Mass in her honor will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Santa Cruz Catholic Church, 1220 S. 6th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85713. Arrangements by DESERT ROSE HEATHER MORTUARY.
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SCHADE, Karl William, Jr.

a longtime resident of Safford, and a local businessman, left this life Friday evening, January 13, 2017, at his residence. He was 70.
Karl was a second generation Arizonan, born in Morenci, AZ on February 14, 1946 to Marge and Karl Schade, Sr. He attended Clifton schools where he was active in the band and choir and lettered in football, basketball, baseball and tennis. He received the Elk's Club Most Valuable Student award his senior year and graduated as co-valedictorian. While in high school, Karl became an Eagle Scout.
Karl continued his formal education at the University of Arizona where he earned his BA and MA in mechanical engineering graduating with honors. He worked as a graduate research assistant during his master's year doing research in thermodynamics. This research earned him a teaching assistantship for the doctoral program in mechanical engineering at Stanford University.
Karl married his high school sweetheart, Paula Montgomery, in 1967, celebrating 49 years of a marriage. Together they had two sons, Karl and David and a daughter, Allison. The pride and joy of Karl's life were his wife, children, and nine wonderful grandchildren.
Karl was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Safford serving in many leadership roles including lay leader, and chairman of church council committees, the Sanctuary Building Committee, and United Methodist Foundation. He was also a member of the choir and active in the Boy Scout program and taught a high school Sunday school class.
Karl loved volunteering as a basketball coach for the youth basketball program and had the joy of watching some of the boys go on to win the basketball state championship. Karl had great fun camping, skiing, hiking, hunting, and boating with his children and many of their friends.
Karl's first work began when he accompanied his parents to work in the Pepsi Cola Bottling business in Clifton in 1952. Through his elementary and high school years he worked summers sorting and washing bottles, loading and unloading trucks, helping deliver sodas and repair equipment. He also was a bicycle delivery boy for the Arizona Republic newspaper for six years. He had many fun stories to tell about rising early, rolling and delivering papers from his bicycle in all kinds of weather, and making his weekly collections.
This early training in work helped Karl form his sense of responsibility and work ethic for his career as a Pepsi Cola bottler. Karl returned to the family business to work with his mother and his brother, Mike, in 1970. He worked as General Manager and President of the Southeastern Arizona Bottling Company, a Pepsi plant in Safford that produced and provided Pepsi Cola and soft drink products to Graham, Greenlee, Gila, and Cochise counties. He had the joy of working with many of his immediate and extended family and many employees whom he loved like family. During his career as a Pepsi Bottler, he designed and developed Doc Holiday, helped build and direct Casa Grand Canning Cooperative and served as the president of the Arizona Bottling Association. Karl stepped back from his active position in 2013. He was so proud that his family, including his mother, sister, son and daughter continue in active roles in the business.
Karl was able to pursue his interests in painting, playing the guitar, watching the political arena, traveling in his RV van, and spending his last summer in Alpine soaking up the beauty of the mountains. A true Arizonan, Karl loved both the Arizona desert and the mountains.
Karl leaves behind his beloved wife, Paula, of Safford; two sons, Karl (Tiffany), of San Francisco and David (Deann) of Safford; his daughter, Allison (Justin Lamb) of Sierra Vista; his mother, Margaret Butler Schade of Safford; his sister, Susan Decker of Safford and nine grandchildren, Eden and Karl Henry Schade of San Francisco; Jessica, Hannah and Madison Schade of Safford; Chase, Jake, Schade and Nate Smith of Sierra Vista. Karl was predeceased by his father, Karl William Schade, Sr. and his brother, Michael Schade.
A Celebration of Karl's Life will be conducted Saturday morning, January 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church, 1020 10th Avenue in Safford by Pastor Bob Gilfert.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donation in Karl's honor be made to Our Neighbors Farm and Pantry, https://ourneighborsfarm.org/donate/, or to the First United Methodist Church of Safford, https://fumcsafford.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to VINING FUNERAL HOME.
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