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MACHELOR, William "Bill" Eugene

age 90, a native of Niagara Falls, N.Y., died Tuesday morning, February 21, 2017 at Peppi's House Hospice. Bill was a dedicated husband and father who delighted in living. Bill is survived by his wife of 64 years, Patricia (Pat) Earline (Moran), and their seven children, Ann (Rick) Hurst, William Machelor Jr., James (Tesa) Machelor, Tara Machelor, David (Cathy) Machelor, Paul (Norma) Machelor and Patty Machelor (Tim Steller) as well as 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, John (Elaine) Machelor and sister, Joanne (Ron) Moscati as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard and sister, Marion Emons. Bill was born February 3, 1927, the third of five children, to Leo and Grace Machelor. He had cherished memories of summers spent at his Uncle Fred's farm in Cuba, N.Y., as well as long hours fishing on the Niagara River. After serving in the U.S. Navy in World War II, he graduated in 1952 from Syracuse University. He helped start a family business with his brother, Richard, before his longtime career with Holiday Inns Incorporated. Bill was an avid reader, and an imaginative storyteller and writer. He had a great sense of humor and a sharp wit. He loved Big Band music and was often the star of the dance floor. He was fierce at cards, especially euchre and poker, and also enjoyed horseshoes and golf, but his favorite pastime was fishing. Bill spent many days on lakes in Ontario and Quebec, Canada as well as in New York State and New England. Bill will be greatly missed. The Rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. and a Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 27, 2017 at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 3201 E. Presidio Rd. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Frances Cabrini's St. Vincent de Paul Society.
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CASTANEDA, Elsie G.

Age 94, passed away on December 22, 2016. She was born in Clarkdale, AZ on October 3, 1922. She would meet the love of her life, Manuel, there. After her marriage to Manuel, they would move to Bisbee, AZ where they would raise their four children. Manuel and Elsie were married 70 years until his death. She was very active in the Bisbee church and community. Her volunteer work with the women's church club brought her much happiness and a lifetime of friends. Elsie and Manuel lived in Bisbee until 2013. To her family, she was the center of all. Her belief in faith, hope and love helped to create a family bond that will be passed on to all. She taught us all the strength of prayer. She is preceded in death by her husband, Manuel; daughter, Patsy Wilcox and many family members. She is survived by her children, Bob (Susan), Tom (Annette), Barbara (Chris) and son-in-law, Bruce; grandchildren, Michael, Karen, Andrea, Ben, Daniel, Jenna, Loren, Melissa and Eric Manuel; and seven great-grandchildren brought endless smiles. Services will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Rosary/ Mass at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Odilia Catholic Church, 7570 N. Paseo Del Norte Road 85704. Cremation was accorded by CARRILLO'S TUCSON MORTUARY.
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PAIGE, David A.

Loving husband and father, fun-loving uncle, brother, artist, a lawyer's lawyer, a man of faith, and a devoted advocate for his friends in Leogane, Haiti. David Paige died on the afternoon of February 16, 2017. He was at home, at peace, and surrounded by his family. David was born December 8, 1947, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the youngest of four children to Ray and Betty Paige. In 1954, his family moved to Phoenix, where he attended Clarendon Elementary School. He graduated from West High School in 1965. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps on a two-year enlistment from 1966 to 1968 and received an honorable discharge. He graduated from Arizona State University in 1970, majoring in English. Prior to entering law school at the University of Arizona, he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Sierra Leone. He was also on a hotshot crew as a firefighter for the United States Forest Service during college and after his first year of law school. He joined the Arizona Law Review in 1973 and was Note Editor in 1974-1975. Despite having sworn he would never date a fellow law student, in his third year he met first year law student Jeanne Ronan, and they were married in 1976. They were best friends for over 40 years. Following graduation, he joined the law firm of Bilby, Schoenhair, Warnock & Dolph in Tucson. He remained friends with those colleagues for the remainder of his life. He ended his 35-year law career at Quarles & Brady in Phoenix, retiring in 2010. He was a brilliant and highly respected lawyer who mentored many attorneys during his career. More importantly, to his colleagues, he was the most ethical of lawyers. One colleague said he learned how to be an honorable lawyer from David. To his children, he was a soccer and a baseball coach, the family cook, their unwavering supporter, their mom's biggest fan, and a really cool guy. Their parents' devotion to each other remains a model for relationships in their own lives. In his retirement, he renewed his dedication to the people of Haiti by acting as the guesthouse manager for the hospital in Leogane, coordinating transportation, housing logistics, and translators for volunteer medical teams. This work became a ministry for him and his church community. During the last five years of his life, he traveled to Haiti eight times, spending over eight months as both a guesthouse manager and leader of his church's mission teams. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Ray and Betty Paige; and his brother, Carl. He is survived by his beloved wife, Jeanne and their children, Charlie, Maureen, and Nick (Andrea Vester); his grandchildren, Henry Wallace and Charlie June; his sisters, Christine Mikl and Margaret Henderson; his sister-in-law, Connie Paige, and many nieces and nephews from both the Paige family and Ronan clan. A Memorial Service celebrating David's life will be held on Saturday, February 25, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony on the Desert Episcopal Church, 12990 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, Arizona. David asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Anthony on the Desert, dedicated to the "Haiti Ministry." He fought the good fight, he finished the race, he kept the faith. Arrangements by MESSINGER INDIAN SCHOOL MORTUARY.
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