Obituaries

George B. Marvel,

Esq., Lt. Colonel USAF, retired


died peacefully of natural causes on October 9, 2014 at the age of 96.
Thank you George for your service. You were a member of our Greatest Generation.
George had a long and productive life. Early in 1938 he heard the winds of war sweeping through Europe, and while a college student volunteered to join the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was assigned to Randolph Field, Texas for flight training as a fighter pilot and after earning his pilot wings he was selected for advanced pilot training. He was awarded the position of Command Pilot in the B-17 Bomber, also known as the "Flying Fortress."
After flight training George's first duty station was at Allbrook Field, Panama Canal Zone; he was assigned to fly submarine and aircraft detection missions to protect against attacks by enemy forces in his B-17.
Later in his career he returned to Panama flying his beloved B-17 on submarine patrols and air-sea rescues.
At the peak of his Air Force career George was assigned as the Chief of Mission to the Chilean Ministry of Defense. The Mission trained Chilean pilots and maintenance crews in the newly acquired USAF aircraft given to Chile for their support in the WWII war efforts.
In 1961, after retiring from the Air Force George attended and graduated from the College of Law at the University of Arizona. After passing the Bar he practiced law for several years in Tucson, and then became a hearing officer for the Arizona Workman's Compensation Commission. Subsequently he was elevated to the office of judge in the Arizona judicial system where he served over three years before he retired in 1984.
George is preceded in death by his mother, Phoebe and his father, George Bertram Marvel, Sr.; his beloved wife, Rosemary; his second son, Stuart; his second wife, Jane Anne and his great-granddaughter, Cassandra.
George leaves behind an extended family including his daughter, Laurie; her husband, Col. Ron Baker, USAF, retired and their three children, Trevor Baker, Dr. Brian Baker and Dr. Russell Baker. Baker great- grandchildren are Zachary, Sarah Catherine, Ian, Nathaniel, Avery, Regan, Abraham and Arthur.
He also leaves a son, Attorney, K. Barry Marvel, Col. USAF, retired; Barry's former wife, June and their children, Dr. Kevin Marvel, Ken Marvel and Kristine Marvel. Marvel great-grandchildren are Kensley and Lauren.
A Memorial gathering will be held on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at George's residence. In lieu of flowers George's family requests that any donations instead be made to Catalina In-Home Services, Inc. of Tucson.
Arrangements entrusted to DESERT SUNSET FUNERAL HOME.
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Sandra Jane Segura

Born on September 12, 1955, went to be with the Lord on October 19, 2014. Survived by her husband, Victor; mother, Mary; sisters, Linda, Carmen and Louise; daughter, Cynthia; sons, Victor (Jennifer) and Luis (Jessica); grandchildren, Chrystal, Pete Jr., Brittany, Mia, Kianna and great-grandchildren, Azalea and Alisa. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. at ANGEL VALLEY FUNERAL HOME, 2545 N. Tucson Blvd. with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. A special thank you to the team at Casa De La Luz Hospice. Condolences can be made at www.angelvalleyfuneralhome.com Arrangements entrusted to ANGEL VALLEY FUNERAL HOME. 520-327-6341
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Lynn McClelland

passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014. She was born in Ft. Dodge, Iowa in 1961 and moved to Tucson in 1979. She worked for Tucson Unified School District with Special Needs Students for the past 20 years. She is survived by her husband, Scott; daughters, Tiffany and Stephanie; father, Floyd and siblings, Steve, Andy, Marcia and Brian. She was preceded in death by her mother, Arlene. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, October 24, 2014 at BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL, 6910 E. Broadway. Memorial contributions may be given to Casa de Los Ninos. Bringfuneralhome.com
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Harriet E. Roy

80, passed away peacefully on October 17, 2014. Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 41 years, Phil A. Roy on June 27, 1997 and her middle son, David D. Roy on May 8, 1986.
She is survived by her son, Paul E. Roy (Paula) of Tucson, Arizona and her son, Steven D. Roy (Deborah) of Lexington, Kentucky. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Kevin Ford of Huntsville, Alabama, Neil (Eden) Roy of Ft. Reilly, Kansas, Cameron Roy and Suzanne Roy of Tucson, Arizona.
Harriet was born June 16, 1934 in Akron, Ohio to William and Helen Knapp. She attended schools in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and graduated from Kent State University, where she was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority. She was a past Worthy Advisor of the Falls Chapter of Rainbow Girls and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star.
She was reunited with her high school sweetheart, Phil, when he returned to Kent State after serving in the U.S. Air Force. They were married on September 8, 1956. They came to Tucson in 1961 and Harriet followed her career as a Medical Technologist at the V.A. Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and the Southern Arizona Red Cross. In 1978, she left her career in Blood Banking and began working in computerized medical records in 1980 for Computational Analysis Corporation. In 1984, she and Phil moved to Mesa, Arizona and she began working for the State of Arizona (AHCCCS), retiring in February 1996.
Harriet was an avid hiker and camper and loved the great State of Arizona and the Grand Canyon passionately.
She will be missed by her many friends and hiking companions and will be remembered for her ready laughter, her willingness to help others and her dedication to family and friends.
She will be especially missed by her dearest friend, Robert E. Steckler, a loyal and kindred spirit, who made her life immeasurably happier, and his mother, Joan Steckler. And she cannot leave without thanking Schemell Moore for her enduring friendship and love.
Graveside Services will be held on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the East Lawn Palms Cemetery in Tucson, Arizona, where she will be laid to rest alongside her true love and best friend, Phil, and truly be "Together Forever". Arrangements by MARIPOSA GARDEN MEMORIAL.
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William "Buck" Criss

age 84, of Tucson, Arizona, lost his battle with esophageal cancer on Sunday, October 19, 2014. Buck was born in Chicago, IL, on February 16, 1930. Buck was warmhearted, had a great sense of humor and was gifted in many aspects of construction and welding. His construction life spanned for more than 40 years as a heavy equipment operator. Buck worked on clearing, scraping and grading many of the roads throughout Arizona and in California. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and canoeing in the White Mountains. Buck was an exceptional sports fan of the Atlanta Braves, Dallas Cowboys, but truth be told, his favorite game to watch were little league baseball. More than anything, Buck loved the cowboy life. He was a proud member of The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and in 1948 he won his first Championship belt buckle for Bareback Riding in Denton, TX. In his later years he enjoyed riding his horse "Doc" or reading western literature. Buck spent the last 27 years sober, dedicated to sponsoring, mentoring and making positive influences to those in need. Buck will be remembered in the hearts of all who knew and loved him. His daughter, Dawn Ellen Eden precedes Buck in death. He is survived by his son, Brett Criss; daughter, Beth Ann Law (Steve); seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Viewing will be held this Sunday, October 26, 2014 at the EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY at 2:00 p.m. A Memorial Service to follow at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Northwest Alano Club, 3120 W. Curtis Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705.
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James Newell Hatcher

Our dear father went to be with the Lord on October 15, 2014. Born June 15, 1933 in Wausau, Wisconsin. Jim was 81. Survived by his sons, Don (Cathy), Tom and Scott (Marion) Hatcher; sister, Nancy Ortego and grandchildren, Jessica, Diana, Michael and great-grandchildren, Ava and Tiffany. He is preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Jean and grandchildren, Christie, Matt and LaDonna Hatcher. James was a devoted Christian, husband, father, grandfather and great- grandfather. Funeral Services will be held at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY, 5801 E. Grant Rd., Tucson, AZ 85712 on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
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Dennis C. Braunreiter

Age 75, passed away on October 19, 2014 in Tucson, AZ. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Joanne (Ciardo). He is survived by his sons, Dennis Jr. (Kristin), David (Donna), Douglas (Kelly), Garrett and his 11 grandchildren. Dennis also leaves his brothers, John (Joyce) Braunreiter and Randy (Kathy) Braunreiter and his sister-in-laws, Theresa (Richard) Boldin and Gloria (Thomas) Ratkowski along with many friends. He was a graduate of Messmer High School in 1957. A Visitation will be held on Friday, October 24, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 8650 N. Shannon Road with a Funeral Mass to follow at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to The American Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES -AVALON CHAPEL (520-742-7901).
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Kendra L. Bock

Passed away October 17, 2014. She was born June 26, 1968 in Wichita, KS. The family moved to Tucson in 1969. She graduated from the University of Arizona in 1990. She is survived by her husband, Dave Goldsmith; daughters, Hannah L. Bock and Brenna R. Goldsmith; parents, H. Duane Bock and Barbara Bock; sisters, Kerry (Doug) L. Voss and Kristine K. Palm; nephews, Zachary (Sarah) Davis, Alex Davis and Colton Davis, Daniel J. Palm and Ryan J. Palm. Kendra was outgoing, creative and persistent. When she was in her 20's she created and ran her own social business for singles. A Memorial Service will be held at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Ehlers Danlos Foundation EDNF, 7918 Branch Dr., Set. 300, McLean, VA 22102. Arrangements by ANGEL VALLEY FUNERAL HOME.
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STEWART, Ronald Allen, was born in Robinson, IL on September 29, 1948 to John and Wanda Stewart. He passed away in Tucson on October 15, 2014 at the age of 66. He is survived by Mary, his loving wife of 38 years. He graduated from Robinson High School in Robinson, IL in 1966. He played baseball, basketball and track and set several school records. He was basketball team captain, selected to Boys All State and held several class offices. He attended Millikin University, Decatur, IL on basketball and scholastic scholarships, was a member and officer of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity and earned a B.S. in Economics. After graduation he was employed by the Midwest Stock Exchange where he assumed various positons. He relocated to New York where he became President and CEO of MBS Clearing Corporation and continued in that capacity until his retirement in December 2003. Ron was an avid hunter, skeet shooter and golfer. He was a member of the Lincoln Park Skeet and Trap Club and in 1988 was the Illinois State 12 Gauge Champion. He was a member of the Beacon Hill Country Club in New Jersey and Omni Tucson National. He had a keen mind, a dry sense of humor and was a kind, loving man who treated all he met with respect. He will be remembered by many friends and family who will truly miss him. Among them are his brother, Dan and wife, Karen; two aunts and uncles, two sisters and brothers-in-law, six nieces and nephews, six great-nieces and nephews and two great-great-nieces and nephews. Memorials in Ron's memory can be made to Youth On Their Own or ASPCA. The family extends our thanks to Casa de la Luz Hospice for their compassionate care. A Celebration of Live will be held at a later date. Arrangements by ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Avalon Chapel.
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TOWNE, Paul, 77, was born February 26, 1937 to Lee and Helen Longe Towne, Sr. in South Pomfret, VT and passed away October 18, 2014 in Tucson, AZ. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor "Ellie"; two children, Peter Towne and Pammi Towne of VT; four grandchildren, Joseph Lendway, Mary Cary, Jesse Henry and Codi Towne; three great-grandchildren and sister, Suzanne Esty. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Charles Longe and Lee Towne, Jr. and sisters, Mary Earle, Norma Sawyer and Lois Rice. Paul retired from IBM in 1996 and was a proud veteran of the US Army. No Services will be held per Paul's request. Arrangements entrusted to DESERT SUNSET FUNERAL HOME, Tucson, AZ.
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MULLIKIN, Kenneth Earl, September 3, 1936 October 16, 2014. For information about services visit www.funerariadelangeltucson.com Arrangements under the direction of FUNERARIA DEL ANGEL.
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GLIDEWELL, Helen Salgado, 80, our beloved mother and grandmother passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on October 15, 2014. Survived by her sister, Mary Ann Ruiz and her children, Laura (John) Porter, Vicki (Mark) Johns, Michael Glidewell and Gilbert (Alicia) Glidewell; caregiver, Leah Vidal; seven grandchildren, 12 great- grandchildren. Memorial for cremated remains will be held on at 1:00 p.m., Saturday October 25, 2014 at Santa Cruz Church. Arrangements by HUDGEL'S SWAN FUNERAL HOME.

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JONES, Bassell, died peacefully on October 18, 2014 at the age of 95. He was the husband of the late, Connie Jones. For full obituary visit www.adairfuneralhomes.com
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CARROLL, William B., 88, resident of Tucson, passed away October 20, 2014. He was born in Detroit, MI, son of the late Leo and Wilhelmina Carroll. William served with the Merchant Marine during World War II and later with the US Army. He married his childhood sweetheart, Juanita on September 21, 1946 at Fort Knox, KY. They moved to Arizona in 1961 where he managed, led and founded several successful businesses. William was preceded in death by his everlasting love, Juanita in 1993. He is survived by his children, Colleen (Joseph) Fernandes, William B. (Barbara) Carroll, Jr., Amy (Philip) Cutchshaw and Robert (Natalie) Carroll. William loved and was proud of his 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services will be held 3:00 p.m. Friday, October 24, 2014 at EVERGREEN MORTUARY, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile. Interment will follow in EVERGREEN CEMETERY. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate that memorial contributions be made to ALOHA, 4001 E. Ft. Lowell Rd., Tucson, AZ 85712. The arrangements are by EVERGREEN MORTUARY & CEMETERY. www.evergreen-tucson.com
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