Obituaries - 2010

These obituaries are for people who died during 2010. They are listed in reverse chronological order. All of our obituaries have been collected by ASURA volunteers, primarily from the Arizona Republic. They have been edited for use in ASURA publications.
 

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Maureen Kay McCabe Maureen Kay McCabe 28 Dec 2010 Maureen Kay McCabe, 73, passed away on December 28, 2010. She was a dental assistant for many years and retired from ASU where she was an Account Specialist in Student Aid. She is survived by four children, eight grandchildren and three step grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be held to celebrate Maureen's life on Monday, January 17, at 4 pm at Mount Claret Retreat Center, located at 4633 N 54th St., Phoenix, AZ 85018, (602)840-5066.
Lyle Milton Vollstedt Lyle Milton Vollstedt 28 Dec 2010 Lyle Milton Vollstedt, 90, passed away on December 28, 2010. Lyle was a veteran of World War II having served on a Naval mine sweeper, the USS Phoebe, from 1943-1945. Lyle and his wife Norma moved from Portland, Oregon, to Phoenix, Arizona, in 1991, to be with their daughter, Linda who was the women's golf coach at ASU from 1980-2001. Preceded in death by his son, Billy, he is survived by his wife of 70 years, Norma, two children, a brother and two grandchildren. A graveside service and burial will be held on January 6, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the ASU Women's Golf Team, c/o Sun Devil Club, PO Box 872205, Tempe, AZ 85287.
Georgia Ann Hughes Georgia Ann Hughes 27 Dec 2010 Georgia Ann Hughes, 75, passed away on December 27, 2010. She is survived by her husband James, four children and their families. Georgia worked at ASU for over 20 years and retired around 2005 from the College of Business’s Marketing Department. A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at Valley of the Sun Mortuary, 10940 E. Chandler Heights Rd., Chandler at 4:00 p.m.
  John B. Kelly 27 Dec 2010 Dr. John B. Kelly, 89, passed away on December 27, 2010. Dr. Kelly served as a lifelong professor of mathematics at ASU. Dr. Harvey Smith, former chair of the Math Department, wrote that Dr. Kelly was friendly, but very shy and low-key— a sound scholar and teacher. Dr. Smith's son had Dr. Kelly for an advanced course and said he was very thorough and a good teacher. He is survived by a sister-in-law, nieces, a nephew and other relatives. Memorial services are pending.
  Marie Lunita Guerry 24 Dec 2010 Marie Lunita Guerry passed away December 24, 2010. She attended the University of Arizona at the age of 16, pledging Delta Delta Delta Sorority, where she obtained her BA in psychology. She received her Masters Degree at Tulane University and her PhD at ASU. She was Director of Student Health Services at ASU for 17 years as well as a professor in the MSW program for medical students. From there she continued in private practice until her final months. Marie is survived by a daughter, a nephew, extended family and many friends. A memorial service will be held at Blessed Sacrament Parish, 11300 North 64th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 on Saturday, February 5th, 2011 at 11:00 am.
James Dutch Lister James Dutch Lister 16 Dec 2010 James Dutch Lister died December 16, 2010. He was a retired Phoenix Police Detective with 33 years of service, and recently served for the ASU police department. He is survived by: Tava his wife of 18 years, four sons, his father and two siblings. He was predeceased by his mother. Service will be at the ASU West Campus - 4701 West Thunderbird Road, Glendale AZ, in the LaSala Ballroom at 1:00 p.m. Monday December 27, 2010. Donations are to be directed to the 100 Club of Arizona which assists families of our fallen firefighters and policemen - http://100club.org.
  James Edward Diehl 14 Dec 2010 James Edward Diehl, Sr., 72, passed away on December 14, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Audrey Diehl, two siblings, four children and nine grandchildren. He attended college until he received a draft notice. He excelled at life in the Navy and served four years as an independent duty Corpsman. He then held a variety of jobs such as fireman, policeman, carpenter, before working nearly two decades in the paper production industry as a millwright. One special career highlight occurred in December of 1962 while employed as a police officer at ASU when he received a personal letter of gratitude from FBI Director, J. Edgar Hoover, for his role in apprehending a fugitive on the FBI's most wanted list. Honor services are to be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday December 22nd at the National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix.
Thomas Lindas Karnew Thomas Lindas Karnes 11 Dec 2010 Thomas Lindas Karnes, PhD, 96, died December 11, 2010 just six weeks after the death of his beloved wife, Virginia. Tom is also preceded in death by his parents, a sister and a son. Survivors are a daughter, daughter-in-law and other relatives. Tom began his education at DePauw University in Indiana. He later transferred to U. of Colorado-Boulder earning his BA in History. He began working for the Census Bureau in 1940 then was drafted into the Army summer of 1941. He was accepted into Adjutant General’s School in Maryland and was eventually based at Wendover, UT. In late summer 1944 a B-29 landed at Wendover which later changed the world - its pilot was Col. Paul Tibbets who was there to organize the B-29 bomb group which became the 509th Composite Group. Col. Tibbets was the pilot on the Enola Gay that bombed Hiroshima. Tom served as Col. Tibbets’ adjutant and built the team of 1900 men responsible for that mission. After the war, Tom entered graduate school at Stanford, earning his PhD in Latin American history. He taught at Tulane University for 14 years until recruited by ASU. He retired from the Air Force as Lt. Colonel in 1974 and retired from ASU as History Department Chairman in 1984 after 16 years. He and Virginia moved to Round Rock, TX. Tom authored five books and countless articles. He continued his writing after they moved to Chapel Hill in 2004 and published his last book at age 95. On December 23, 2010 (Tom and Virginia’s 69th anniversary) their daughter and son-in-law will take Tom’s and Virginia’s remains to be buried together in a military funeral at Arlington National Cemetery. Donations can be made to UNC Hospice of Chapel Hill. Condolences may be made at www.cremationsocietync.com.
James Stewart McAllister James Stewart McAllister 9 Dec 2010 James Stewart McAllister, 88, passed away on December 9, 2010. Mac was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the 29th Infantry Division and as a cryptographer during WWII. He was a graduate of Washington and Jefferson College, and received an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He was an instructor at Washington and Jefferson College and the Wharton School, and an Assistant Superintendent for Business Affairs at the Rochester Unified School District in New York. He moved his family to Phoenix in 1963 and spent 17 years with the Phoenix Union High School District in various roles, including Assistant Superintendent of Personnel, Chief Negotiator for the Board of Education, and Special Assistant to the Superintendent for Integration. Mac was also an Associate Faculty Member in the ASU College of Education, Executive Director of the Arizona School Administrators Association, and was elected to the National Boards of Directors and served as President of both the Arizona School Business Officials and Personnel Officials Associations. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Anne Roth McAllister, and is survived by a brother, three children, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A celebration of his life will be held at Palo Cristi Presbyterian Church, 3535 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ 85251, on January 8, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Jim requested donations be made to Palo Cristi Presbyterian Church.
Donald Cuthbert Locke Donald Cuthbert Locke 6 Dec 2010 Donald Cuthbert Locke, 80, passed away on December 6, 2010. Donald was born in Guyana, South America. He studied art in London and Edinburgh. During the 1970s, he lived and worked in London. In 1979 Locke was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and he became artist in residence at ASU until 1990, when he and his wife moved to Atlanta, Georgia. Locke has received international acclaim for his extensive body of work, exhibiting in biennials and solo shows in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Hungary, Italy, the UK and the United States. His gallery shows include Atlanta and the Tucson Museum of Art. He is represented by Skoto Gallery in NY and the Stella Jones Art Gallery in New Orleans. His last two years have been incredibly productive, with solo shows in the UK and the US, the production of a new body of works in ceramics, publication of a monograph of Five Decades of mixed media sculptures, and the celebration of his 80th birthday. Donald Locke is survived by his wife of 30 years Brenda, three children, a brother, his in-laws, five grandchildren plus nieces and nephews. Services for Donald Locke will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cannon Chapel at Emory University, Atlanta.
  Leon W. Kemper 29 Nov 2010 Leon W. Kemper, 81, passed away on November 29, 2010. Leon graduated from Asbury University and ASU. He was a pastor, first president of fellowship of Christian Athletes and a published author. Leon was the budget director of ASU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in the 80’s and director of Summer Sessions in the early 90’s. He also served on the ASURA board '96-'99 and was Activities Chair. Leon is survived by his wife, June, two children, five grandchildren, five great grandchildren and two sisters. Services will be held on Friday, December 3, 2010 at 12:00 PM with visitation one hour prior to services at Green Acres Mortuary, 401 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ. Anyone wishing to make a contribution in Leon's name may contribute to Asbury University, 1 Macklem Dr., Wilmore, KY 40390.
  Libby Combs 26 Nov 2010 Libby (Alma Elizabeth) Combs, 91, passed away on November 26, 2010. Libby worked at ASU during semester registrations. She and her husband, Charles, were very active in the Community Christian Church in Tempe. Libby received the distinguished award of "Woman of the Year" from Church Women United signed by United States President Bill Clinton. Libby is survived by a brother, three children and five grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Charlie Combs. A celebration and remembrance "May You Be Blessed" of Libby's life will be this Saturday, December 4th, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Community Christian Church located at 1701 S. College Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85281. Flowers may be sent to Community Christian Church.
Frances Marie Kush Frances Marie Kush 21 Nov 2010 Frances Marie Kush, 80, died Sunday, November 21, 2010. She was a graduate of Michigan State University. Her father was head of the Michigan State University engineering department and while there she met Frank Kush who was an All-America guard on the football team. They married in 1953 and soon moved to Tempe, Arizona where Frank was ASU head football coach from 1958 to 1979. Frances is preceded in death by her parents and a brother. She is survived by her husband, Frank, three sons, and five brothers. A visitation will be held on Friday November 26th, 2010 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Carr Tenney Mortuary, 2621 S. Rural Road in Tempe. Funeral services will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 2121 S. Rural Road in Tempe on Saturday November 27, 2010 beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Hortenzia Velasco Soza Hortenzia Velasco Soza 20 Nov 2010 Hortenzia Velasco Soza, 95, passed away on November 20, 2010. She is survived by her husband Harry, three children, nine grandchildren, and fourteen great grandchildren. Hortencia worked at ASU for 22 years as the head cook at Memorial Union. A visitation will be held at Carr Tenney Mortuary, 2621 S. Rural Rd. in Tempe, on Friday November 26, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. A funeral mass will follow beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 2121 S. Rural Rd. in Tempe.
Carol Elaine Van Kirk Carol Elaine Van Kirk 13 Nov 2010 Carol Elaine Van Kirk (Kuminecz), 65, died on November 13, 2010. A Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m., with funeral Mass to follow at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 18th, 2010, at St. Anthony de Padua Catholic Church, Casa Grande, AZ. Mrs. Van Kirk worked in the Human Resources Department of Central Arizona College for over 25 years. Previous to that she worked at ASU and Indiana University. Survivors include her husband of 38 years, John Van Kirk. a daughter, a son, five brothers and two granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.
  Shirley Kay Bell 12 Nov 2010 Dr. Shirley Kay Bell, EdD, RN, 68, passed away on November 12, 2010. She was a 1962 graduate of the Bethesda School of Nursing. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Cincinnati and her Master's Degree from Wayne State University. Dr. Bell taught at West Virginia University for 17 years, where she earned her Doctorate (EdD) in Nursing Education. She taught nursing undergraduates for four years at The Ohio State University before moving to Arizona where she taught at ASU for 20 years. While teaching at ASU Dr. Bell also taught graduate courses at the University of Phoenix. Dr. Bell was a member of The Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation's oldest academic society. Dr. Bell was published in professional nursing journals, co-authored a book and was a consultant and contributor on several books and publications. She was the featured speaker at many professional conferences and served on multiple state's nursing program accreditation councils. Dr. Bell was an officer and held membership in numerous professional organizations including both the West Virginia and Arizona State Nurses Association. She was Treasurer of the American Heart Association in the states of West Virginia and Arizona. Dr. Bell retired after more than 40 years of teaching nursing and has been inducted into the Rolling Hills Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. Shirley is survived by two siblings and other relatives. Guernsey Chapter #211, Cambridge O.E.S. will hold Eastern Star Services at 5:00 p.m. Friday evening, November 19. Calling hours will be from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday November 19 at Tom & Farus Funeral Home, 343 Main Street, Cumberland, Ohio. The funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home on Saturday with Pastor Keith Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Cumberland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas TX. 75231, the Cumberland United Methodist Church, 437 West Main Street Cumberland, OH 43732 or Buffalo Presbyterian Churches, 302 West Main Street, Cumberland, OH 43732. 
Shi Sommers Shi Sommers 11 Nov 2010 Shi Sommers, 72, passed away November 11, 2010. She is survived by two children and a sister. She is predeceased by one son. Shi retired in 2005 after 30 years with ASU Career Services. She taught T'ai Chi at MCC. A celebration of life is planned for spring. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Best Friends Animal Society or Alley Cat Allies.
  H. A. Dellis 10 Nov 2010 H. A. ("Hoss") Dellis, 78 passed away on November 10, 2010. Following graduation from Corpus Christi High School, Hoss enrolled at Del Mar Junior College, where he studied Elementary Education and participated in student government. After finishing junior college, Hoss joined the Air Force. Stationed in Chaumont, France, with the 494th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, he was Senior Crew Chief for the "Skyblazers," an elite aerobatic team. After his hitch was up, Hoss took advantage of the G. I. Bill and enrolled at the University of Texas in Austin. He and his wife moved to Tempe, AZ in 1957. Hoss taught science at Whittier Elementary in Phoenix. The district recognized him as an outstanding teacher, selecting him to teach other science teachers through ASU as an adjunct professor. Hoss was also the recipient of two National Science Foundation grants: one to study astronomy and physics at the Colorado School of Mines; and the other for climatology studies at the University of New York at Potsdam. Eventually, Hoss earned a Master's Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from ASU. He moved into the administrative ranks in the Phoenix Elementary District, working as vice-principal and principal of several schools. He wrapped up his educational career as principal of Faith North Elementary - the special education school in the district. He retired in 1988. The following year, his wife Ann was selected to participate in the Fulbright Teacher Exchange, and so Hoss spent his first full year of retirement living with Ann near London, England. Hoss is survived by four children and six grandchildren. He and Ann lived at Friendship Village where he served as vice president of the Kiwanis chapter, cochaired (with Ann) the Welcoming Committee, and was involved in many volunteer efforts. There will be a celebration of Hoss' life on Wednesday, December 8th at 3 p.m. in the Skirm Auditorium at Friendship Village, 2645 E. Southern Avenue in Tempe, AZ 85282. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation (of money, supplies, or time) to your local public school.
  Martin Kenneth Newland 10 Nov 2010 Martin Kenneth Newland, Colonel, USAF, Retired, 92, passed away November 10, 2010. He became interested in the Army Air Corps Flying Cadet program and received his certificate in 1939. With World War II imminent, he signed on with the Army in November 1940 and graduated with his Wings from Pilot Training in 1942. His first orders found him in Marana, Az as a Flight Instructor, where he trained many students for combat duty. He then recdeived orders to Okinawa. In the early 1950’s he and his family returned to Arizona where Ken was assigned to Arizona State College (later to be ASU), Tempe, as an Air Force ROTC instructor. He received his BS in Aeronautics there in 1954, and promptly headed off, family in tow, to Paris, France for a 4 year tour. They returned stateside in 1958. He switched from flying to the ICBM Missile and Space field and was instrumental in opening Vandenberg AFB, California, for the Strategic Air Command (SAC) in 1959. Several other duty assignments followed and Ken retired as a full Colonel September 1, 1970, after 30 years of devoted service to his country. He and his wife moved back to Tempe and he decided after a short while that retirement was not much to his liking. In 1971 he passed the Arizona Registrar of Contractors exams and founded Aquarian Age Pools, Inc. a construction company specializing in custom residential and commercial installations in the Valley. For the next 22 years he served the pool industry and was recognized as an expert in his field, including 2 terms as NSPI Arizona Chapter President, and earning numerous awards. He retired from the construction industry in 1993. Ken closely followed ASU Sun Devils sports teams. Hospice of Arizona and Alyce by his side. He is survived by wife Alyce, three children, nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Cremation was by Valley of the Sun Memorial Garden and Melcher Mortuary. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 10 AM Saturday, February 5, 2011 at United Church of Sun City, 11250 N. 107 Ave, Sun City. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Arizona State University Air Force ROTC or Hospice of Arizona.
  Vera Mae Self 10 Nov 2010 Vera Mae Self of Tempe, AZ passed away November 10, 2010. Vera retired from the ASU and was a real estate investor in the Tempe area for many years. She was preceded in death by an infant daughte. She is survived by her husband of 25 years Darryl Self, two siblings and many nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. with a Funeral Service following at 11:30 a.m. at Carr Tenney Mortuary, 2621 S. Rural Rd. Tempe, AZ. Graveside services to follow at Tempe Double Butte Cemetery.
Betty Harriet Fairfax
Betty Harriet Fairfax 7 Nov 2010 Betty Harriet Fairfax, 92, passed away November 7, 2010. Betty received her Bachelor of Science degree from Kent State University in Ohio in 1940 and her MS in education from Western Reserve (now Case Western University) in Cleveland in 1944. She was a post-graduate student at Teachers College in New York. She served almost 70 years in education including Cleveland Public Schools (1940-1950) then in 1950 she was recruited by the Phoenix Union High School District to teach at Carver High School, a segregated high school. When the school district was desegregated, she was among the first Black teachers at Phoenix Union High School. In 1969, she was hired as a school counselor at Central High School, and was Dean of Students from 1991 until her retirement in 2006. Betty and her sister Jean established and endowed several educational foundations from the Dan and Inez Wood Fairfax Fund. The most recently established fund will reward students from the class of 2011 at the Betty H. Fairfax High School who successfully earn college degrees. Betty served on community boards including as a consultant to the Del Webb School of Construction at the ASU. She received many awards. Among them: in 2001 the YWCA in Maricopa County honored her with the Tribute to Women Award for her sixty years as an educator; in 2007 Governor Janet Napolitano presented her with a State of Arizona Proclamation recognizing Betty's services to the state.; in 2004 she was selected as one of Arizona Culture Keepers for her enduring passion, philanthropy and leadership, and in 2007 the Phoenix Unified School District named its newest high school the Betty H. Fairfax High School in Laveen, thus significantly honoring Betty as one of its unsung heroes. Her burial will be private, but a public memorial service to celebrate her extraordinary life will be announced at a future date. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to donate to the Betty Fairfax Fund at the Arizona Community Foundation, which was created to reward the students who graduate in 2011 from Fairfax High and who go on to succeed in college. Betty H. Fairfax is survived by her sister Jean E. Fairfax, many colleagues in civil rights and education and former students. Please visit www.hansenmortuary.com to send online condolences.
Alice Larrington Alice Larrington 5 Nov 2010 Alice Larrington, 75, passed away November 5, 2010. Alice was an administrative associate in Information Technology at ASU; she retired in 1997. Alice and her husband John then moved to Longview, Texas and in 2004 returned to Columbus, Nebraska. Alice was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John, two sisters and four brothers. She is survived by five children, 15 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Her service was held November 9, 2010 in Columbus, Nebraska.
Richard T. Wootton Richard T. Wootton 2 Nov 2010 Richard T. Wootton, 92, passed away on November 2, 2010. He was Professor of Education at ASU, President of Church College of Hawaii, founder of Upward Bound at ASU, LDS church leader, World War II veteran, oil company executive. Richard is survived by his wife, Helen, six children, 30 grand and great-grand children and two brothers. Mesa Brimhall Ward, 1249 S. 48th St. Mesa, AZ, 2:00 p.m. Flowers may be sent to Brimhall Ward, 1249 S. 48th St. Mesa, AZ To Helen V. Wootton care of the Wootton Family Trust.
Patricia G. Stevens Patricia G. Stevens 1 Nov 2010 Patricia G. Stevens, 77, passed away on November 1, 2010. She began her college education at Marquette University, but transferred to ASU in 1953 where she started work as a lab technician. She earned her BA and MA in education at ASU. She taught in the Dysart School System, served as principal of Dysart Jr. High, then taught at Four Peaks Elementary School in Fountain Hills until she retired. She is survived by two daughters, two grandsons and one great-granddaughter. A funeral Mass will be held at St Agnes Catholic Church, 1954 N 24th Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85008, at 10:30 a.m., November 6, 2010. Interment will follow at St Francis Cemetery, 2033 N 48th Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85008. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences by visiting the on line obituary guest book at www.obits.azcentral.com.
  William D. Heier 29 Oct 2010 William D. "Bill" Heier, 90, passed away October 29, 2010. As a young man Bill went to Canada and joined the RCAF as a pilot. When the United States entered World War II, Bill transferred to the US Navy and then the Marine Corps where he joined 49 other pilots in the South Pacific forming the VMF-214 Black Sheep Squadron. He shot down four enemy aircraft with three more "probable" combat victories. During a strafing mission in 1943 his Corsair was hit by gunfire requiring him to ditch in the waters off Vella Lavella. Fortunately, he was picked up by a boat of SeaBees who saw him eject and helped him safely return to his squadron. In 1976, the Black Sheep Squadron became the basis for a TV show starring Robert Conrad as Commander Greg "Pappy" Boyington. During the Korean war, Bill flew helicopters and F-4U jets in combat. Over a 22 year military career he was decorated many times as a pilot and leader. He retired as Lieutenant Colonel. Bill Heier's second career began with a Masters from George Washington University and a PhD in Business Administration from American University. In 1962 he moved to Tampa, FL and taught for four years at the University of South Florida. In 1966, he moved to Tempe and taught for 17 years in the College of Business at ASU retiring as Professor Emeritus in 1983. Bill and his wife, Carolyn, traveled with International Executive Service Corps as a teacher/consultant to universities in Indonesia, Pakistan and Kenya. He was also involved in Arizona's Credit Union industry. Working as a volunteer, he served at Tempe Schools Credit Union and was instrumental in getting a federal charter for Citizens Union Bank providing Arizona Credit Unions with access to electronic transfers within the US Banking system. Bill Heier is survived by his wife of 65 years, Carolyn, two sons, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A memorial service honoring Bill Heier will be held Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Tempe Mortuary, 405 E. Southern Ave in Tempe. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation (www.alzfdn.org) or to those who gave Bill such loving care at the end, Hospice of the Valley (www.hov.org).
Virginia Perry Karnes Virginia Perry Karnes 28 Oct 2010 Virginia Perry Karnes, 92, passed away on October 28, 2010. Survivors are her husband, Tom, four children, six grandchildren and extended family. Tom and Virginia would have celebrated their 69th anniversary on December 23, 2010. Their life together took them from Washington, D.C. to many Air Force bases during WWII and then finally to Palo Alto where Tom completed his PhD at Stanford. The family moved to New Orleans in 1954 for Tom’s first professorship at Tulane. They moved to Arizona in 1968 where he was a faculty member in the History Department with ASU, and is a Professor Emeritus of History. A memorial service will be held at the Cedars of Chapel Hill Ballroom, Chapel Hill, NC, on Thursday, November 4:00 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to UNC Hospice of Chapel Hill or the American Cancer Society.
Donald Shedlin Miller Donald Shedlin Miller 28 Oct 2010 Donald Shedlin Miller passed away October 28, 2010. Don got his B.S. at Syracuse University in Physics, and his M.S. and Ph.D. at University of Southern California in Electrical Engineering. He worked in the aerospace industry, including TRW, in Los Angeles for a number of years and was then a professor of Computer Science at Washington State University in Pullman, WA. Since 1981 he has been professor of Computer Science at ASU. He is predeceased by his parents and his stepfather. Don is survived by his wife Jan of 38 years, a sister and other relatives.
John Christopher Rosner John Christopher Rosner 24 Oct 2010 John Christopher "Jack" Rosner, 75, passed away October 24, 2010. John received a B.S. in Engineering from Purdue, an M.S. in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University, and his PhD. In Civil Engineering from Purdue. He moved with his family from Indianapolis to Tempe in 1969 to take a position as an Assistant Professor of Engineering at ASU. He then had a long career at Western Technologies from 1975 to 1986, and then from 1991 until his retirement in 2002 at age 67. John is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara Haboush Rosner, a son, a daughter, three grandchildren and five siblings. John was preceded in death by his parents and four siblings. The family has requested no flowers and that contributions be made to the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, Indiana or the Diocese of Gallup, New Mexico, or charity of choice. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, Friday, October 29, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Faith Community, 3450 W. Ray Road, Chandler, AZ. A visitation will be held Thursday, October 28, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. at Queen of Heaven Mortuary Chapel, 1562 E. Baseline Road, Mesa, AZ.
  Robert Scott Curry 22 Oct 2010 Robert Scott Curry, 56, passed away October 22, 2010. He served a church mission in England, worked in the ASU Registrar's Office and Art Museum, published freelance articles, and worked at LifeLock. He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by three siblings, nephews and nieces, and numerous friends. Services will be on Saturday, Oct. 30: Visitation-9:00 am; Memorial-10:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2707 S. College Ave. Tempe, AZ.
Karl Edward Wochner Karl Edward Wochner 22 Oct 2010 Karl Edward Wochner, 67, died October 22, 2010. Karl attended Payne Training School. Later he became involved and was a soloist in the choirs at Tempe First United Methodist Church, Tempe High School and ASU. He was student body president of both Tempe High School (1960-61) and ASU (1964-65). He was a charter member of the first graduating class of the ASU Law School, graduating in 1970, and went on to become President of the ASU Alumni Association. He was named an Outstanding Young Man of America in 1973. He began his career as Tempe's Assistant City Attorney for 10 years before going into private practice. He was an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Tempe, where he served for 38 years. Karl served as President in 1996-97, was recognized as Mr. Interclub, and received a Hixson Fellow award from Kiwanis International, recognizing his lifetime service to Kiwanis. His eldest son David joined the Kiwanis Club of Tempe in 1994 and became the club's President in 2001-2002. They are the only father-son pair to have both served as KCOT presidents. Karl was also a member of Tempe Diablos, President of the Tempe All-City Association board, a founding member of the Tempe YMCA, and Tempe St. Luke's Hospital board of directors. Karl is survived by Cathy, his wife of 25 years, and their three sons. Karl later married Shar Rice, who survives him. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and a brother. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sanctuary Choir of Tempe First United Methodist Church, 215 East University Dr. Tempe AZ 85281. A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday October 28 at 1:30 p.m. at Tempe First United Methodist Church, with a reception following. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 27 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Tempe Mortuary, 405 East Southern Ave.,Tempe.
Barent Leroy Grebles Barent Leroy Grebles 19 Oct 2010 Barent Leroy "Roy" Grebles, 95, died October 19, 2010. Roy was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Lenore (d. 2008), parents, stepmother, sister and brother. He is survived by three children, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Roy served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-1945 in Naval Intelligence and on the USS Dortch while Lenore worked on Mustang B-51s at Northrup Aviation. In 1951, Roy and Lenore moved to Phoenix. Roy worked for Allstate Insurance Company, and owned an independent insurance agency for many years. In 1967 he was employed as industrial safety engineer by the Arizona Safety Council until 1972, when he was employed by the Arizona Industrial Commission, Division of Occupational Safety and Health until retirement in 1983. From 1973 to 1981 he served as an evening instructor in the ASU, Center for Executive Development's "Supervisory Management" program. After retirement he continued as a safety engineer, self employed dba Roy Grebles & Associates, principally engaged as municipal safety consultant for various municipalities and other political subdivisions. Two of Roy's great interests were occupational safety and health. He served in a leadership role for several insurance associations and as president of the non-profit Maricopa County Traffic Survival School, Inc., and was a member of a number of safety associations. In 1971 he received a "citation of merit" from Arizona Governor Jack Williams for "outstanding and dedicated service in the development of traffic survival schools". Cremation by Hansen Mortuary has taken place, and Roy and Lenore's ashes will be interred in the National Veterans' Cemetery in Phoenix, AZ on December 27, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Arizona Humane Society (www.azhumane.org).
Marjorie Mae Fjeld Marjorie Mae Fjeld 15 Oct 2010 Marjorie Mae Fjeld, 79, died October 15, 2010. She is survived by two sons and wives, six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, three brothers and wives plus many friends through her life and work at ASU and Pen-Morr. Memorial Services will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 5:00 PM at Tempe Mortuary located at 405 E. Southern Ave., Tempe AZ 85282.
George Hamm George Hamm 10 Oct 2010 Dr. George Hamm, 79, former University of Texas at Tyler president, passed away Sunday, October 10, 2010. Hamm attended South Dakota State University on a football scholarship and served in the Korean War as an officer in the U.S. Army 32nd Infantry Regiment. After he left the Army, he earned a graduate degree in experimental psychology from the University of Wyoming. In 1962, he began his career in higher education as the dean of students at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. He later became the vice president of student affairs and in 1981 became the president of UT Tyler. While Hamm was president, he was instrumental in the establishment of the R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center, new campuses in Palestine and Longview, and the school's transition from an upper-level university serving juniors, seniors, and graduate students to a four-year institution in 1997. During his presidency, Hamm established the first college of engineering, the first at a state university in East Texas as well as new degree programs such as a master's program in nursing, history, mathematics, biology and political science. The university's first on-campus student housing was constructed during his tenure. Additionally, he established the Eisenhower International Golf Classic in 1987 to raise money for international scholarships. The event lasted for 13 years, attracting such golfing talent as Phil Mickelson, Greg Norman and Annika Sorenstam. Hamm also established foreign exchange programs with universities in France, Japan, Germany, Poland and Mexico. His tenure also brought the establishment of the university's Distinguished Lecture Series which has featured Henry Kissinger, Coretta Scott King, former Costa Rican president Oscar Arias and former president George W. Bush. During his career, Hamm acquired numerous awards and accolades. In 1986, ASU awarded him with its University Centennial Medallion as a "Man Ahead of His Times," for providing equal educational opportunities for minorities. Texas College awarded Hamm an honorary doctorate of human letters in 1997 for his efforts with the Texas College/United Negro College Fund. In 2003, the UT System Board of Regents gave him the title of President Emeritus, saying: "One of Dr. Hamm's most significant accomplishments was his leadership in working with the legislature and other community leaders in elevating UT Tyler to four-year status in 1997." Hamm is survived by his wife, Janie, two children, six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Stewart Family Funeral Home.
 Lenore L. Brady Lenore L. Brady 5 Oct 2010 Dr. Lenore L. Brady, 58, passed away October 5, 2010. Lenore earned her PhD in Literature from ASU. Her area of specialization was twentieth century American literature with a focus on fictions of social change centering on ethnic and women’s writing. Other recent research interests included contemporary African American and Diasporic literature, epistolary writing, and autobiography. Dr. Brady was the director of Barrett, The Honors College at the ASU Polytechnic campus. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, partner, director and professor. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Oct. 9th at 11am at Messinger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary, 8555 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255.
Celia Allene Adams Cooper Celia Allene Adams Cooper 2 Oct 2010 Dr. Celia Allene Adams Cooper, 63, passed away on October 2nd, 2010. Born in Lehi, Utah, Allene graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor's degree in English and an MED in Curriculum, and from ASU with a PhD in English. After several years on the faculty at Boise State University, she returned to ASU where she served as a full time lecturer in the English Department for eight years until she retired in 2005. She was a highly successful English teacher who was at home in any classroom and who authored scholarly articles and a textbook. She loved to travel, spending time in Europe and Mexico and serving an eighteen month mission in the Brazil Sao Paulo Interlagos mission in her late fifties. Allene's funny wit and optimistic spirit lifted all who were around her. She will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by four brothers, two sisters, three sons, a daughter and 13 granddaughters.
John C. Nelson John C. Nelson 17 Sep 2010 Dr. John C. Nelson, 74, died September 17, 2010. After graduating from North High School in 1954, John went to the Colorado School of Mines. He then transferred to ASU, where he earned a BA in business, as well as a Masters in psychology. Then he earned a PhD in special education from Peabody University (Vanderbilt) in Nashville, TN. He and his wife Pat returned to Tempe and in 1967 John joined the Special Education Department at ASU where he remained until his retirement in 2000. John is survived by his wife, Pat, a son, a daughter, five grandchildren and a sister. A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 25th at Carr Tenney Mortuary, 2621 S. Rural Rd in Tempe. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John's name to the American Diabetes Association at P.O Box 22312 Alexandria, VA 22312.
  A. Tage Wood 15 Sep 2010 A. Tage Wood passed away on September 15, 2010. Ms. Wood had an extensive and distinguished career as a college and university professor and director. Some of her many degrees and accomplishments include: Professor Emeritus, Rowan University, BS Degree E. Stroudsburg State University, Pennsylvania, M. Ed University of South Dakota. Ms. Wood wrote the first thesis in dance curriculum in the State of South Dakota. Additional training in dance education at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Baltimore, MD, New School for Social Research NY. Ms. Wood was Professor at the University of South Dakota, Dakota Wesleyan University, Western Maryland College, and Rowan University. She retired from Rowan University in 1998 after teaching for 27 years and moved to Phoenix, AZ. She joined ASU’s Friends of Dance Organization whose main purpose was to assist in strengthening the Dance Scholarship Endowment Fund. Ms. Wood served as President for three years and initiated a dance scholarship breakfast for dance majors fortunate enough to receive funds from various benefactors for summer and winter studies. Ms. Wood is survived by a son, a daughter, three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held in her honor on Sept. 23rd at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Chandler, AZ.
Lawrence George Blackmon Lawrence George Blackmon 13 Sep 2010 Lawrence "Larry" George Blackmon, 91, passed away on September 13, 2010, at Westminster Village in Scottsdale, Arizona. Larry was born August 16, 1919, in Orlando, Florida. In 1940, he graduated from Yale University after which began his long career in the steel industry. He served in World War II and was proudly commissioned at Fontainebleau in 1945. On June 14, 1941, he married Louise Armstrong of Sharon, PA. Louise preceded him in death in 1990 after 49 years of marriage. In 1947, he joined the National Malleable and Steel Castings Company. In 1968, Larry joined Microdot, Inc., as President of the Valley Mould Division. In 1970, he moved to Microdot's corporate headquarters in Connecticut where he became President and Chief Executive Officer. He was Microdot's Chairman of the Board from 1984 until his retirement. Larry was an avid reader and collector of 18th century literature and letters. First editions filled the shelves of his personal library. He was also very active in university library activities and endowed book collecting contests at Boston University and Arizona State University. On October 12, 2003, Larry married Charl Warburton. He said to his dying day that he was the luckiest man in the world to have had two wonderful marriages. He is survived by his beloved wife, Charl Warburton of Scottsdale, daughters Mary Ellen Day (Doug) of Prescott, Arizona, and Etta Louise Sockel (Rick) of Cleveland, Ohio, two grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.
Annette C. Keeler Annette C. Keeler 12 Sep 2010 Annette C. Keeler, 75, passed away on September 12, 2010. Preceded in death by her husband Duane C. Keeler, she is survived by two sons, a daughter, three grandchildren and other relatives. Annette graduated with a degree in Journalism from The Ohio State University in 1957 and resided with family in Scottsdale, Arizona, beginning in 1989. Annette was the managing editor of ASU's scientific journal "Evolution" for 18 years until retirement in June of 2007. A funeral mass was held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Scottsdale, AZ., Thursday, September, 16 with a burial at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, Phoenix, AZ. Contributions can be made in lieu of flowers to The Ohio State University Foundation or the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona. In memory of Annette C. Keeler and Go Bucks: The Ohio State University Foundation, 1480 W. Lane Avenue, Columbus, OH. 43221-3919, (614)292-2970. Include Annette's name on the gift along with the Arts & Sciences Support Fund ID#310982 or the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona, 4203 E. Indian School Rd. #140, Scottsdale, AZ 85018-5341, (602)840-1644.
J. Theodore Curtis Karalis J. Theodore Curtis Karalis 8 Sep 2010 J. Theodore (Ted) Curtis Karalis, 43, passed away on September 8, 2010. Ted attended Judson School and graduated from ASU with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. While at ASU, Ted concentrated upon his interests in History and Exercise Science. He worked in the weight room of the ASU Student Recreation Center as an undergraduate and upon graduation continued the tradition of working for the University in the ASU Student Bookstore. Ted is survived by his parents, John and Mary Karalis, a sister, brother-in-law and nephew. Services will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church located at 8202 E. Cactus Road, Scottsdale, Arizona. If desired, memorials may be sent to Hospice of the Valley-Sherman Home.
Leslie Charles Swan Leslie Charles Swan 3 Sep 2010 Leslie Charles Swan, 77, died September 3, 2010. Les was born in Kewanee, Illinois, and moved to Arizona in 1955. Les was a retired college professor having taught at Mesa Community College and ASU. He also spent a number of years as Assistant Superintendent for Business Services for the Mesa Public Schools. Les is survived by his wife, Phyllis, a son, a daughter, five grandchildren, a niece and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and his wife. Memorial services will be at 3:00 pm, Saturday, October 9th, at The First United Methodist church, 15 E. 1st Ave in Mesa, AZ. A reception will be held after the service. The family asks that remembrances be made to the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation 2419 West 14th St, Tempe, AZ 85281-6919 for the Dr. Leslie C. Swan Emergency Scholarship Fund at Mesa Community College.
Barbara Woodruff Keats Barbara Woodruff Keats 1 Sep 2010 Barbara Woodruff Keats, PhD, passed away September 1, 2010. Barbara is survived by a brother, two daughters and four grandchildren. Barbara was a member of the Dominican Laity and the All Saints Catholic Newman Center in Tempe. She served as chairperson of the Arizona Ecumenical Council, which reflected her dedication to spirituality. Dr. Keats joined the ASU faculty in the College of Business Management Department in 1984. A visitation will be held at Messinger Indian School Mortuary, located at 7601 E. Indian School Road in Scottsdale on Monday, September 6, 2010 from 5 to 8 p.m (with Rosary Service at 7pm). A funeral mass will be held at the Newman Center in Tempe, Arizona on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Arizona Animal Welfare League in Dr. Keats' name.
Rustum Roy Rustum Roy 26 Aug 2010 Rustum Roy, 86, Distinguished Research Professor of Materials in ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, passed away Aug. 26, 2010. He received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Patna University and received his Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University. Roy came to ASU part-time a decade ago after a 50-year teaching and research career at Penn State University. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1973, and later made a member of the national academies of Sweden, India, Russia and Japan. Roy’s specialty was the synthesis of new materials. He published more than 700 papers and books in materials engineering and science. At Penn State, he established one of the nation’s top solid state science programs and helped found the internationally prominent Materials Research Laboratory. In his work at ASU, he continued to demonstrate “creativity and leadership in research and in his ideas on science policy,” said Deirdre Meldrum, dean of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Meldrum points to Roy’s early work that helped set the stage for today’s advances in nanotechnology research, and other efforts that contributed to advances in agriculture, health care, and science and engineering education. “His knowledge was so vast,” Meldrum said, noting that Roy could converse ably on public policy, business, ethics and theology. Roy was elected to the American Society for Engineering Education Hall of Fame. Among other honors were an honorary doctorate from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, the International Prize of the Fine Ceramic Association and the American Chemical Society’s Dupont Chemistry of Materials Award. He was made a Distinguished Life Member of the American Ceramic Society. He also served as a visiting professor of medicine at the UofA. Roy is survived by his wife, Della, three children, two grandchildren, two siblings and numerous nieces and nephews.
Maynard C. Nieboer Maynard C. Nieboer 18 Aug 2010 Dr. Maynard C. Nieboer, 76, passed away on August 18, 2010. Dr. Nieboer was an ordained minister in the Reformed Church of America. He was a pastor in several churches in the Midwest and served for ten years as a Campus Chaplain at ASU. While there he earned a doctorate degree in psychology and initially worked with a Christian Counseling group in Arizona. He subsequently moved to California and started a private practice in San Jose. During the last few years of his work life he was a clinical psychologist in the psychiatric unit at Folsom Prison. He also had a degree in Chemical Engineering and was a graduating member of the ROTC at Western Michigan University. He is survived by his wife Kathryn, three children, three step-sons, seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild and four siblings. A memorial service to honor Maynard's life will be held at the First United Methodist Church, downtown Kalamazoo, on Saturday, September 11, at 2:00 PM. Friends and acquaintances are welcome.
Charleen Fae Smith Charleen Fae Smith 12 Aug 2010 Charleen Fae Smith passed away on August 12, 2010. She, with her husband and daughter, moved to Tempe, Arizona in 1972. Charleen worked for many years at ASU in the College of Industrial Engineering before retiring in 2008. Charleen is preceded in death by her parents and a brother. She is survived by her husband Bill, two daughters, five grandchildren, three sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. The family requests donations to Hospice of the Valley to honor those who eased her final battle with cancer. A memorial celebrating her life will be held on August 17 at 11:00 AM at Tempe First United Methodist Church, 215 E. University Dr, Tempe, AZ.
Clarabelle Theobald Clarabelle Theobald 9 Aug 2010 Clarabelle Theobald passed away August 9, 2010. She was a staff nurse at Ohio State University Hospital when she became interested in teaching other nurses. She moved to Arizona and earned her BSN in 1959, then her Master's in Nursing from UCLA and returned to Arizona. In 1982 she was one of the first to earn her Doctorate in Educational Psychology from ASU Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. Clarabelle was one of the founding faculty at the ASU College of Nursing and had a leadership role in their medical surgical department throughout her career there. She wrote a grant to integrate computers into the college and then provided computer support to her colleagues. A memorial service will be held at Friendship Village, 2645 E. Southern Ave. in Tempe on Thursday, August 19th at 3:00 in the Skirm Auditorium. Clarabelle is survived by her sister. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity.
  Dorothy Piercey Kozacik 7 Aug 2010 Dr. Dorothy Piercey Kozacik, 89, passed away (date unknown) in Midland, TX. She received her BA from the College of St. Francis. Upon graduation, she worked as a journalist in Florida and later became the owner, writer of a local newspaper in Indiana with her husband Carl Piercey. She earned an MA from ASU while she was teaching Journalism and was the advisor for the school paper and yearbook at Coronado High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dottie moved to Tucson to earn a PHD from the UofA in reading education, subsequently returning to teach at ASU. Dottie wrote "A Text for Thinking: Newspaper in the Classroom" published by The Arizona Republic and The Phoenix Gazette. She was promoted to Professor in 1977 and continued to teach while caring for her husband during his unsuccessful battle with cancer. She was the president of the Arizona State Reading Association and a consultant in many school districts helping teachers to learn to teach reading through the subject matter they were teaching. In 1988 she married Alfred Kozacik. Then in 1989 she retired from ASU and became an Emeritus Professor so she could travel with Al. Al preceded her in death in 2006.
Donald Joseph Gumeringer Donald Joseph Gumeringer 5 Aug 2010 Donald Joseph Gumeringer, 59, passed away August 5, 2010. Don was a Park Ranger for the City of Phoenix for over twenty years and was recognized for excellence countless times for his work with the Boy Scouts, the Girl Scouts, the ASU Army ROTC Program, the Phoenix Mountains Preservation Council, Horses Help, and many local after school programs across the valley. Don's passion for the preservation and education of South Mountain Park has touched countless hearts across the valley. He has inspired a new generation of Park Rangers, conservationists and historians in the preservation and continued education of one of the most naturally diverse and historical city parks in all of America. He is preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his wife Deborah, four children, his mother, six siblings and two grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held on Friday August 13th, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the South Mountain Environmental Education Center 10409 Central Ave, Phoenix AZ 85042. Donations in Don's name can be made to the 100 Club and the Wounded Warrior Project.
Walter E. Carter Walter E. Carter 31 Jul 2010 Walter E. Carter, “Ol’ Scoop” , 66, a Trenton, N.J. native, died recently in Mesa, AZ. Walter graduated from Trenton High School in 1962 and served his country in the U.S. Air Force. Upon his discharge from the service he lived in Bordentown, N.J. and Florence, N.J. He worked for over 25 years as a corrections officer. He retired and moved to Arizona in 1993. Once out West, Walter became an avid runner and his coup de grace was not only running in, but finishing the Tucson Marathon. He also worked at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic Campus where he became a beloved campus citizen very much involved in campus life and activities. He was the founder of the ever popular Thursday afternoon “Happy Hour” and of the “Dauntless Drumstix Dash,” which was a major fundraiser for the Polytechnic Classified Staff Association Scholarship endowment. Upon retirement from ASU, he was honored with the best retirement party ever. Upon his death, the scholarship he helped to support was renamed in his honor. Contribution can be made to the scholarship through the ASU Foundation. His many friends at the Polytechnic will miss him. Walter was predeceased by his father, Earl Carter, and his mother, Luella Carter. He is survived by his sister, Sandy of San Francisco; two nephews; and a goddaughter, Katie Ritter of Los Angeles.
  Melvin Schlosser 31 Jul 2010 Melvin Schlosser, 86, passed away on July 31, 2010. He joined the Army Air Corps in Nov. 1942 and served as an Airplane and Engine Mechanic until Dec. 1945. In 1949 he completed Airframe and Powerplant training at Curtis Wright Tech and went to work for Lockheed in Southern CA. In 1954 he went to work for Hughes Aircraft Corp. where he was instrumental in launching the first geosynchronous satellite, "Syncom 2". He went on to build several more satellites including "HS-308. In 1965 he was transfered to the team that designed and built all seven of the Surveyor Lunar Landers that preceded Project Apollo, that sent man to the moon. He left Hughes in 1969 and moved to Phoenix to open a gas station at 16th St and Camelback. In 1972 he moved to Tempe and went to work for ASU. He retired in 1987. He is survived by his wife Annie. Military Honors will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona on Friday August 20, 2010 at 10AM.
 Stanley Brown Stanley Brown 25 Jul 2010 Stanley Brown, 81, died Sunday, July 25, 2010. Stan was born in Michigan and moved to Tempe, AZ in 1961. Stan was the Director of Food Services for ASU, Saga Food Service, and District Manager for Straw Hat Pizza Palace, overseeing 32 stores. It was during this time that he was invited by the U.S. Navy to work with Food Service Operations around the World. He was involved in several service organizations, including President of Kiwanis Club, AZ Food Service Executives Assn., AZ Restaurant Assn., Tempe Chamber of Commerce, and was a founding member of the Sun Devil Club and the Tempe Diablos. He worked with ASURA -- ASU Retirees Assn., as well as several other service-oriented committees. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn, who passed away March 3, 2002. Carolyn and Stan were both active in ASURA. Carolyn was a board member from 1993-1996 and edited the Prime Times newsletter from 1995-2002. Stan was Legislative Liaison 2002-2003; Board Member 2004-2007 and Activities Chair 2004-2006. Stan is survived by three daughters, two sons, a sister, nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. His memorial service will be held at Green Acres Mortuary, 401 N Hayden Rd in Scottsdale on Saturday, July 31st. Closed-casket visitation will be at 11:00 AM, with the service starting at 12:00 PM. Donations in Stan's or Carolyn's memory may be sent to ASURA, c/o AZ State University, PO Box 873308, Tempe, AZ 85287-3308. Please add "Carolyn and Stan Brown Memorial Fund" to your memo.
 Jeannine Marie Bliss Jeannine Marie Bliss 20 Jul 2010 Jeannine Marie (Wilson) Bliss, passed away on July 20, 2010. She spent several years in the Branch Management Department of Valley Bank, leaving to raise a family of two sons and a daughter, before reentering the work force to become a part of the ASU Men's Basketball and Baseball departments. She retired several years ago. She is survived by her husband, John, three children, grandchildren and many relatives and close friends. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 27, 2010 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., with Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. at Queen of Heaven Mortuary Chapel 1562 E. Baseline Rd., Mesa, AZ 85204. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday July 28, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Resurrection Catholic Church 3201 S. Evergreen Rd., Tempe, AZ 85282. Her cremated remains will be interred in St. Timothy's Mausoleum at Queen of Heaven Roman Catholic Cemetery in Mesa at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower, Phoenix, AZ 85014.
Robert Sheldon Oliver Robert Sheldon Oliver 18 Jul 2010 Robert Sheldon Oliver, 90, died on July 18, 2010. Bob was a practicing architect, a professor of architecture at ASU, and a celebrated painter. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in architecture from the University of California at Berkeley. After serving in the army during World War II, he was employed for several years as an architect in San Francisco. He worked for the Arabian American Oil Company in Rome, Italy, and The Hague, Netherlands, designing schools in Saudi Arabia. He then established his own practice for eight years in Marysville, California. In 1963, he joined the faculty of the School of Architecture at ASU, where he taught for over 25 years. He published three books on the art of sketching, two of which were translated into German and Chinese. Bob was also an award-winning artist who painted in watercolor, acrylic, and collage. He was a member of several art societies and associations. Bob is survived by his wife, Joan Lee Oliver, by four children and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Terraces Retirement Community Chapel on North 16th Street in Phoenix on Thursday, July 22, at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hospice of the Valley.
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F. Annis Dotts 16 Jul 2010 F. Annis (Jones) Dotts, 75, passed away on July 13. She was a graduate of North Phoenix High School and graduated from ASU in 1957 with a degree in music education. At ASU, she was a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority and President of the Panhellinic Council. Annis was an elementary school music teacher in the Mesa and Tempe school districts. Besides music, she also taught sewing, a long-time hobby of hers. She was active in ASU Faculty Wives and enjoyed working with Arizona State alumni through the ASU Alumni Association and its many affiliate groups. She was a member of P. E.O. Sisterhood and served twice as president of Chapter AL in Tempe. She was a long-time member of First United Methodist Church in Tempe and served as president of its Administrative Board. She was diagnosed 15 years ago with Parkinson Disease and greatly enjoyed being a part of The Tremble Clefs, a singing group for Parkinson patients and their caregivers. Annis is survived by her husband, Don Dotts, former executive director of ASU Alumni Association and former president of ASURA, a daughter, a son and five grandchildren.
Irving Kaufman Irving Kaufman 14 Jul 2010 Irving Kaufman, 85, died on July 14, 2010. He was born in Geinsheim, Germany. In 1938 he was sent to live with relatives in Nashville, Tennessee, before his parents perished in the Holocaust. A year earlier, they had sent his older brother to Israel. The two brothers stayed in close touch and met 25 years later in Jerusalem. Dr. Kaufman graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1945 with a Bachelors of Engineering. After several years of working in industry he was admitted to the graduate program in electrical engineering at the University of Illinois in Urbana. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1957 then moved Los Angeles, where he worked for Ramo-Wooldridge and Space Technology Laboratories. He wanted to get back into teaching and academic research and in the early ‘60s received a Fulbright Scholarship and spent a year as a visiting scientist at the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, in Florence. In 1965 he began his career at ASU as Professor of Electrical Engineering, He was founding director of ASU’s Solid State Research Laboratory from 1968-1978. He retired from ASU in 1994. In 1973-74, he was awarded another Fulbright scholarship--a travel grant--that included another six months in Florence and six months as a visiting professor at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. From 1978-1980, he served as a liaison scientist with the U.S. Office of Naval Research based in London, and during that sabbatical he accomplished his dream of running the original marathon in Greece. In 1989 and 1991 he worked as a collaborating scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Kaufman was a Fellow of IEEE and received a leadership award from the Phoenix chapter in 1994. He received the  Distinguished Research Award from the ASU Graduate College in 1986-87 and was a member in several honorary societies. Dr. Kaufman is survived by his wife Ruby, three daughters, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on August 3 at 10:30 a.m. in Skirm Auditorium at Friendship Village, 2625 E. Southern Ave., Tempe. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley (Fund Development, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, Arizona, 85014), the Hillel Jewish Student Center at ASU (1012 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281), or the charity of your choice.
Donald Douglas Dalgleish Donald Douglas Dalgleish 7 Jul 2010 Donald Douglas Dalgleish, 80, passed away on July 7, 2010. Douglas earned his Bachelors degree from Carlton College located in Minnesota. He was drafted for military service but chose to enlist in the U.S. Army Intelligence Service for which he was stationed in Nuremberg, Germany through 1954-1957. During his time in Germany he also attended the University of Munich as a Fulbright Scholar from 1960-1961 and met his future wife Christa. After being discharged and returning to the U.S., Douglas Earned his Masters Degree at Columbia University in NYC, and achieved his PHD at the University of Colorado. In 1962 Douglas, Christa and their 2 children moved to Paradise Valley, Arizona. Douglas began his long successful career as a Professor of political science at ASU. He was the first civilian Professor to Military Science in the history of the ROTC. He is an accomplished author (TRIDENT), lecturer, and historian on military affairs as it relates to the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. In his 40 years at ASU he taught Air and Army ROTC in the areas of Defense Policy, Soviet studies, U.S. Foreign Policy and was instrumental in providing the background in these studies to the ROTC cadets for their future military careers. Professor Dalgleish was a patriot and always gave of his time to lecture publicly to groups regarding military and Soviet Developments. He was a valuable source of information to the staff, faculty and cadets in an area that is little known to the average American. Professor Dalgleish was awarded many distinguishing Military and civilian service awards. Douglas is predeceased by a son. He is survived by his wife Christa and a daughter.
  Jacqueline J. Taylor 4 Jul 2010 Jacqueline J. Taylor, 79, passed away on July 4, 2010. She is survived by two brothers, friend Ruth Ludemann, plus nephews and nieces. Jackie was an R.N. who graduated with a BSN from the University of Washington School of Nursing, earned a Master's Degree in Psychiatric Nursing from the University of North Carolina, and then a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Arizona. She began her academic career at Wayne State University and then moved to ASU in 1967 where she was instrumental in developing the graduate Psychiatric-Mental Health nursing program. Professor Taylor moved to Montana State University in 1976 where she pioneered a new satellite nursing program in Missoula. She returned to ASU in 1984, and continued teaching in the graduate Psychiatric Nursing program until her retirement in 1996.
John Read Cronin John Read Cronin 30 Jun 2010 John Read Cronin, 73, passed away on June 30, 2010. He graduated from The College of Wooster and earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Colorado, School of Medicine in Denver. John was a professor of biochemistry at ASU from 1966 until his retirement in 2000. Shortly after joining ASU, he became interested in Exobiology, a then emerging field of research sponsored by NASA for the study of the organic materials in extraterrestrial environments. He decided to study meteorites, in particular the carbon containing carbonaceous chondrites, which are collected at the ASU Center for Meteorite Studies. Along with colleagues, he spearheaded pioneering research that resulted in the recognition and detailed characterization of many of these meteorites' organic compounds, shedding new light on the processes that preceded the origins of life. These findings were published in scientific journals such as Science and Nature, and John was often invited to present them at conferences around the world. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Muriel, a son, two daughters and two step grand children.
  Daniel Mardian, Sr. 29 Jun 2010 Daniel Mardian, Sr.,93, whose motto was "Make it Happen", passed away on June 29, 2010. Dan served in WWII, with the Army Corp of Engineers in the Philippines and New Guinea, and graduated from the Army Command and General Staff College, later retiring from the reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel. Dan moved to Phoenix with his wife, Kathy, in 1946 to join his oldest brother, Aram, who had started Mardian Construction. Aram, Dan, and Sam (Phoenix Mayor from 1960-64) were all partners in the business in the 1940's and were joined by their youngest brother, Robert (Assistant US Attorney General), in the 1970's. Dan was president of Mardian Construction until 1978, when the company was sold to Perini Building Company. Mardian Construction contributed to Phoenix's prominence with many of Arizona's major structures including the State Capital Wings, Sky Harbor's Terminal Three, Sun Devil Stadium's expansion, ASU's Residence Hall, NAU's Walkup Skydome, and numerous other buildings. Dan was an avid supporter of ASU academics and athletics. In 1954, he asked the State Legislature to request the Board of Regents to add a school for construction at ASU which occurred in 1957. He served as President and Life Member of the Fiesta Bowl Committee, Chairman of the Sun Angel Foundation, Advisory Board Member for Construction Programs at ASU, and funded the Dan & Kathy Mardian ASU Construction Student Scholarship. Construction education and training was a passion. Dan was a member of and served on many construction and civic organizations. He received honors including the Medallion of Merit from the College of Engineering at ASU. Dan is survived by his wife Kathy, his five sons and their wives, twelve grandchildren, and his brother, Sam. All friends are invited to a Memorial Service on Friday, October 15, 2010 at 3 p.m. in The Church of the Beatitudes, 555 E. Glendale Ave., Phoenix, AZ. A reception will follow in Nelson Hall, adjacent to the sanctuary. Dan had requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Beatitudes Foundation, 1610 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85021.
Merylee Wilson Merylee Wilson 27 Jun 2010 Merylee "Mimi" Wilson, 84, passed away on June 27, 2010. Merylee, known affectionately as "Mimi," was born in Petaluma, CA and moved to Chicago in the 1930's. She modeled for Vogue Magazine and was featured in many television and print advertisements. At the age of 40 Merylee and her 3 children moved to Arizona to begin her "Scottsdale Life." She returned to school receiving her Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate in Education from ASU. Merylee worked for the Scottsdale School District as a reading specialist, assistant principal, special education teacher and administrator of the Gifted Program. She created the Gifted Education Program for the Scottsdale School District, which became the model for other districts around the country. She also taught at ASU and the U of A. Before retiring at the age of 62 she returned to the classroom to work with children, her first love. Merylee leaves behind 6 grandchildren.
Marie Dorothy Baughman Marie Dorothy Baughman 22 Jun 2010 Marie Dorothy Baughman, 89,  passed away on June 22, 2010. In 1967 she began working as a secretary for ASU in the Cancer Research Institute and retired in 1981 at the age of 80 years. Marie is predeceased by her parents and her husband of 52 years Charles Baughman. Marie is survived by a daughter, a brother, two grandchildren, one great grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews.
  Betty Jo Smith 14 Jun 2010 Betty Jo Smith, 84, passed away June 14, 2010. She was an R.N. in ASU’s Student Health Department and retired in 1987. Betty Jo is survived by Deanna Betar, her partner of 28 years; also a daughter, a son, three grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and a sister.
Stella Pecelj Collett Stella Pecelj Collett 12 Jun 2010 Stella Pecelj Collett, 88, died June 12, 2010. Stella was born in Herzegovina, Yugoslavia. When she was five years old, she immigrated to the United States with her parents, eventually settling in DeKalb, IL. She, her husband and three children finally settled in Arizona in 1965. Stella retired from ASU in 1983, where she worked as a secretary in both the Zoology Department and Registrar's Office. During retirement, she was active as a Republican precinct committee member, volunteer at Tempe Historical Museum, and served as a member of Desert Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary. Stella was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and her husband, Robert. She is survived by her three children, six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services for Stella will be at 3 pm Aug. 1 at Dayspring United Methodist Church, 1365 E. Elliot Road, in Tempe. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Stella's name to Dayspring United Methodist Foundation.
Jackson M. Drake Jackson M. Drake 10 Jun 2010 Dr. Jackson M. Drake, 88, passed away on June 10, 2010. Dr. Drake was Professor Emeritus of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, College of Education at ASU. He was a graduate of St. Louis School of Aeronautics in St. Louis, Missouri, and served in the Army Air Corp Training Command during WWII, from 1942-1946. Following his honorable discharge from the Air Force he received degrees from Southern Illinois University and the University of Illinois. In 1963, he received his doctorate in Educational Administration and Law from Columbia University in New York City. Dr. Drake and his family then moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, where he was Principal of Arcadia High School for 12 years. During this 12-year period, he was also an Adjunct Professor in the College of Education at ASU. In 1974, he joined the ASU faculty full time. For more than 20 years he served as Director of the Bureau of Educational Research and Services, and as Director of the Arizona Educational Information System. He also taught numerous graduate courses in the legal aspects of School Administration. Upon his retirement from ASU, Dr. Drake was an adjunct Professor for 10 years in the Center for Educational Excellence at NAU in Flagstaff, Arizona. Dr. Drake was a Life Member of the Fiesta Bowl Committee; and for more than 20 years, chaired and served on numerous committees. He was also a member of the Valley Presbyterian Church and the El Zaribah Shrine Club of Arizona. Dr. Drake was preceded in death by his wife Betty L. Drake and a daughter. He is survived by one son and wife and two granddaughters.
Dorothy Gerrard Dorothy Gerrard 10 Jun 2010 Dorothy Gerrard, RN, 90, passed away on June 10, 2010. Dorothy attended the University of British Columbia and received her Public Health Certificate in 1942; earned her BS at the University of Oregon in 1953, became a US Citizen in 1957, and went on to receive a Master's degree in Public Health Nursing Administration from the University of Colorado in 1959. She was the Director of the Denver Visiting Nurse Association until 1961, when she moved to Scottsdale to become the Executive Director of the Visiting Nurse Association here. She was a founding member of the National Association of Home Health Agencies. She was a longtime advisor and guest lecturer to nursing students at ASU. She received the College of Nursing Distinguished Nurse award in 1980, the Margaret E. Lewis Pioneer Award for Outstanding Leadership in 1981 and the 1983 Sammy Award from Good Samaritan hospital for her outstanding contributions in providing quality patient care. She was also involved in getting the "Meals on Wheels" program started and helped form the committee that began Hospice of the Valley. She is survived by her close friend Eileen Rogers, a nephew, niece and six great nieces. A celebration of Dorothy's life will be held for family and friends on Saturday, August 14. Thank you to the Hospice of Arizona staff and the loving team at Chaparral Home Care, for their love and kindness to Dorothy.
  Arthur Jacobson 10 Jun 2010 Arthur Jacobson, 86, professor emeritus at ASU in the Art Department (1956-1986), died in Southampton, NY on June 10, 2010. Professor Jacobson was a prolific painter and printmaker and started the printmaking department at ASU. He received his MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1950 and soon after went to Taos, NM to paint. He was a founding member of the Taos Art Association in the 1950s. He had numerous national one-person exhibitions over the years. His work is in the collection of ASU, the Phoenix Art Museum, New Mexico Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Art, among many others. Arthur and his family traveled extensively and in 1972 did a printmaking residency at the Chelsea School of Art in London. He leaves behind his wife of 54 years, Ursula, also a painter and sculptor, his daughter, Leah, a sculptor, and two brothers. While at ASU Jacobson developed a specialized class called Techniques of the Old Masters that delved into the lost art of the methods and materials used by the master painters and draftsmen of the Renaissance. He and his classes were popular among students, and he was known as a tough but compassionate teacher. Arthur Jacobson leaves behind a legacy of love for the arts and for teaching. His life was devoted to the two and he was endlessly enthusiastic about painting and shared that passion with his students, inspiring many to continue and seek a career in the fine art. 
Peter J. Miller Peter J. Miller 30 May 2010 Peter J. Miller, 74, died on May 30, 2010. Pete was an Engineer with General Dynamics, a Professor of Business at ASU, and the President of his own software company. He is survived by his wife, Helen, three children, six grandchildren and two siblings.
Ronald Peter Kotfila Ronald Peter Kotfila 24 May 2010 Ronald Peter Kotfila, 75, passed away May 24, 2010. Ron went to Purdue University and received his masters at The University of Southern California. Ron was an Aerospace Engineer. His work at Sperry/Honeywell included developing the Autopilot and Displays for the Boeing Supersonic Transport, and developing LCD Displays for the Space Shuttle and for most United States Commercial Aircraft. From 1980-1995, he served on the Stanford University Advisory Board School of Aeronautics & Astronautics and the ASU School of Engineering Advisory Board. He is survived by his wife Louise, three children and two grandchildren. A memorial mass will take place 10:00am Friday May 28 at St. Catherine La Boure Catholic Church 2062 N. State Route 89, Chino Valley.
Leonard W. Copple
Leonard W. Copple 17 May 2010 Leonard W. Copple, 68, passed away May 17, 2010. Len was a native son of Arizona and raised in Yuma. He and his wife Jean lived in Tucson while he attended college and law school at the UofA. After graduation in 1965, he began active duty in the US Army, serving as a member of the Judge Advocate General's Corps and volunteering for service in Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and completed service in 1969. Len and Jean then moved to Tempe where he worked for Phoenix law firms for five years. He then commenced a solo practice in Tempe, which he continued for 30 more years. In addition to his law practice, he was active in volunteer legal activities, taught legal writing at the ASU College of Law and was a frequent lecturer at trial advocacy seminars, served on the Maricopa County Judicial Nominating Commission and the State Bar Professionalism and Peer Review Committees, and was the Chairman and a Hearing Officer for the Disciplinary Hearing Committee. He also served as a Judge pro tem in Maricopa County Superior Court for ten years. Even while practicing law full-time, Leonard had a parallel career as a community volunteer and public servant. He was a member of the Tempe Salvation Army Advisory Board and a board member and President for Tempe Centers for Habilitation, which in 1985 named its vocational training center building after him. Leonard and Jean were early and active members of the Tempe Sister City Organization; Len served as Treasurer and played an important role in organizing the annual Sister City Festival and Way Out West Octoberfest events that fueled the organization's early growth. He was a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission, served as Chairman of the Vision Tempe Task Force, at various times he was a member of the City of Tempe Bond Committee, the Tempe Union High School Superintendent's Advisory Council, and the selection committee for Tempe Presiding Judge. He also served from 1992-1993 as chairman of the Downtown Tempe Steering Advisory Committee, which became the Downtown Tempe Community. He was the recipient with his wife Jean of Tempe Leadership's 1994 Community Leader Award, and the Tempe Community Council named Len a "Tempe Treasure." He also served on the City Council. Len's tenure on the council coincided with significant growth and development in Tempe, and he took particular pride in the evolution of the downtown area and his contributions to the Town Lake project and in particular the installation of the light rail system. He was a Board Member for the Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority and played a key role in securing federal funding for the East Valley Bus Operations and Maintenance Facility, the Tempe Transportation Center, and the Central Phoenix/East Valley Light Rail Project. As Chairman of the Tempe City Council Transportation Committee, he led the implementation of Tempe's free bus pass program for youth and ASU students. He was instrumental in bringing the annual Rock 'N Roll Marathon and Ironman Triathlon events to Tempe. In recent years he was a board member and Treasurer of the Friends of the Tempe Center for the Arts. He is survived by his wife Jean, a brother, a son, two daughters and six grandchildren.
  Don Wolf 12 May 2010 Don Wolf. Died May 12, 2010. The School of Politics and Global Studies is sorry to note the passing of Professor Don Wolf.  Professor Wolf was an associate professor in the Department of Political Science between 1969 and 1989.  Professor Wolf taught classes in the area of political theory.  He was a pioneer in the development of classes in the areas of liberation theology and women and politics.  He was an excellent colleague and department citizen serving as both the director of undergraduate and graduate studies at different times during his time at ASU.  Professor Wolf was a strong supporter of a number of organizations while at ASU and during his retirement, for example, the Tempe Peace Center during the Vietnam War;  Cesar Chavez' farm workers during  the Arizona Grape Boycott and, more recently, TOCA (Tohono O'odham Community Action).  His latter efforts culminated in several annual North American American Indian basketweaving  shows at the Heard Museum in Phoenix and the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum in Tucson.
  Joan Miller 8 May 2010 Joan Miller, 79, passed away on May 8, 2010. She attended Brooklyn College where she studied English and Mathematics. She was a pioneer in the infancy of the computer era, and worked as a programmer and data processing manager for firms including Computer Usage, BBD&O and ASU. In the early years, she learned to program computers in hexadecimal codes and assembler language. She worked on one of the earliest computer language compilers prior to her work in data processing applications. Joan survived husbands Julius Korein, Fred Miller and Rick Castro. After spending the first part of her life in New York, Joan moved to Tempe, Arizona for 30 years, returning to New York in 2007. She is survived by a sister, three children, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was much beloved by her family and many friends and will be greatly missed.
  Paul Zuzich 8 May 2010 Paul Zuzich, 60, died May 8, 2010. Paul was employed by ASU for 34 years, most recently in the Provost's Office. He is survived by his wife, Mary, two children, two grandchildren, and two siblings.
Maximo Calo Gacula, Jr. Maximo Calo Gacula, Jr. 5 May 2010 Dr. Maximo Calo Gacula, Jr., 73, passed away on May 5, 2010. Max received a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture from the University of the Philippines and came to the US to pursue his Master's degree in Agricultural Science at University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR. He received a PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA. Max was a pioneer in the field of statistical research and worked in the Research and Development department at the Armour/Dial Corporation for 30 years. After retiring from Dial, he continued to work as an independent contractor to several companies as a statistician and was an adjunct faculty at ASU. He authored 4 books in the field of statistical analysis and founded the scientific journal The Journal of Sensory Studies. He is survived by his wife, Amalia, three daughters, three grandchildren, and six sisters.
  James Francis Procaccini 3 May 2010 James Francis Procaccini, 59, passed away on May 3, 2010. James graduated from St. John's University. For the last 14 years, he taught Writing in the English Dept. at ASU. He is survived by his wife, Theresa, a son, his mother and four siblings.
William L. Wearly
William L. Wearly 30 Apr 2010 William L. Wearly, retired CEO and Chairman of the Board, Ingersoll-Rand Co., 1967-1980, passed away April 30, 2010. He graduated from Purdue University earning a BSEE degree, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu in 1937. In 1959 he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Engineering from Purdue, and an Honorary Doctor of Humanities in 1974 from Wilkes College. Elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and a member of American Institute of Mining Engineering, he held various patents for mining machinery and industrial manufacturing applications. He was awarded the CBE by Elizabeth II April 7, 1975. William Wearly also served as a director of other major corporations which included Bank of New York, ASARCO, Sperry Corporation, ASA Ltd., American Cyanamid, Babcock & Wilcox, McDermott Corporation, and Glenview State Bank. During this period, he also served as Chairman of the International Committee of the National Association of Manufacturers, Chairman of the British North America Society, Director of the Business Roundtable, Chairman of the European-American Business Council, and served as a chairing member of The Grace Commission during the Reagan Presidency. In Arizona he served on the Council of Emeritus Advisors, College of Business, Arizona State University. He is survived by his wife Margaret. Also, he and his predeceased wife Mary Jane Wearly are survived by four children, nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
  Leo M. Joya 26 Apr 2010 Leo M. "Nanie"Joya, 69, passed away on April 26, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by a son, four daughters, 14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, two sisters and four brothers. Leo worked at ASU for 35 years in the Grounds Maintenance Department. 
  Esther Falk Taylor 15 Apr 2010 Esther Falk Taylor, 88, passed away April 15, 2010. Esther was employed as Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Engineering and Applied Sciences at ASU from 1965 until her retirement in 1989. Esther is survived by one niece and six nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and two brothers.
Ellinor Lillian Hallade
Ellinor Lillian Hallade 7 Apr 2010 Ellinor Lillian Hallade, 86, passed away on April 7, 2010. Ellinor spent 23 years at ASU working as secretary for Director of Nurses/Health Service and later the Residency Office. Ellinor is survived by a brother, a son, daughter, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Lois Troxel
Lois Troxel 6 Apr 2010 Lois "LoLo" Troxel, 69, passed away on April 6, 2010. Lois was a secretary and administrative assistant for the zoology department of ASU. She leaves behind her a twin sister, a son, a daughter, 6 grandchildren and 1 1/2 great grandchildren.
  Madeleine Lawton 30 Mar 2010 Madeleine Lawton, 82, passed away on March 30, 2010. She is predeceased by her husband and a son. She is survived by a brother, a daughter, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was employed at ASU before her retirement.
Howard Glenn Voss Howard Glenn Voss 29 Mar 2010 Howard Glenn Voss, 74, passed away on March 29, 2010. Preceding him in death was his wife Helen Ann Voss (Jansen), his parents and two brothers. He is survived by a brother, three sons, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Voss was a Professor and Chair of the ASU Physics Department for 43 years and President of the American Association of Physics Teachers.
 Ann J. Baker Ann J. Baker 20 Mar 2010 Ann J. Baker, 86, passed away March 20, 2010. Ann was born in Albany, Minnesota, the ninth of 11 children, on December 27, 1913. Ann's career spanned many decades as a College Administrator. She retired as Assistant Director of Admissions at ASU in 1977. Ann is pre-deceased by two husbands. She is survived by a daughter and five stepchildren, two grandsons, four great-grandchildren, two sisters and a brother and numerous nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank caregivers at La Rosa Skilled Nursing and Casa De La Luz.
Edward Mansfield Carson
Edward Mansfield Carson 12 Mar 2010 Edward Mansfield Carson, 80, passed away on March 12, 2010. Ed was an ASU graduate. He earned his Masters Degree in Banking from the Stonier Graduate school of Banking. Ed enjoyed a distinguished career with First Interstate Bancorp, where he began as a teller in 1951. In 1973 he was promoted to COO & Director then elected President & CEO in 1977. In 1985 he was elected President of First Interstate Bancorp in Los Angeles and Chairman & CEO in 1990. He retired in 1995. Ed's record of service to both Phoenix and Los Angeles was extraordinary. He served on the Boards of the Arizona Council for Economic Education, Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Phoenix Executive Club, the Phoenix Symphony Association, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History Foundation, and others. The Carson name was synonymous with philanthropy. He was extremely generous in both Phoenix and Los Angeles and received many honors in both cities. Ed and Nadine Carson's support of ASU included leadership with the Old Main Restoration, the Edward and Nadine Carson Presidential Chair and the Nadine and Ed Carson Student Athlete Center in Intercollegiate Athletics. Carson's record of service to ASU goes back to his senior year when he served as student body president. He also served as president of the ASU Alumni Association, was a member of the ASU Architecture Foundation and the ASU Foundation Board, and was a founding member of both the ASU Law Society and the College of Business Dean's Council of 100. He was also instrumental in the creation of the College of Business' First Interstate Center for Services Marketing and Management, the country's leading university-based hub for study in the field. He also served as co-chair of the ASU Campaign for Leadership. He received the Arizona  Board of Regents "Outstanding Service to Higher Education" Award and the Doctor of Humane Letters from ASU. Ed was preceded in death by his wife Nadine. He is survived by a daughter, a son, two grandchildren and two sisters.
  Guadalupe Shaw Villa 11 Mar 2010 Guadalupe Shaw (Lupe) Villa, 66, passed away on March 11, 2010. Lupe was an Arizona native and worked at ASU for 28 years as a chef. He is survived by a son, a daughter, six grandchildren and five siblings.  He is preceded in death by one son.
  Jacqueline Ruth Isabell 10 Mar 2010 Jacqueline Ruth (Jackie) Isabell, 73, passed away on March 10, 2010. Jackie graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in nursing. After relocating to Arizona in the 1960's she was employed as a nurse and instructor at Good Samaritan and St. Joseph hospitals. She continued her education at Western State College of Colorado and ASU, and then became a research librarian in medical arts at ASU, from where she retired. She was well known as a successful breeder of Weimaraner dogs and co-author with Virginia Alexander of the definitive book on the breed, Weimaraner Ways. She also authored Genetics for Dog Breeders and The King's Cuisine - Selected Recipes of Joseph Cooper, Chef to Charles II. She is survived by her husband, W Tom Isabell, and a niece.
  Arthur Paul Cook 25 Feb 2010 Arthur Paul Cook, 82, passed away on February 25, 2010. Arthur moved to Arizona from Ohio in 1946 and graduated from Arizona State College. He worked at the ASU Laboratory Farm for 38 years as Herdsman and then Supt. of the Dairy. He is survived by his wife, Thelma, a daughter, son, Timothy, three grandchildren, one great grandchild and two sisters.
  Mary Catherine Miller 22 Feb 2010 Mary Catherine (Harries) Miller, 72, passed away February 22, 2010. She is survived by her husband, John Miller, and their five children. Mary Kitty attended Xavier High School (class of 1955), St. Louis University, and Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles. She graduated from ASU in 1962, and then taught English at ASU.
William Kajikawa
William Kajikawa 15 Feb 2010 William (Bill) "Kaji" Kajikawa,  passed away Monday morning, February 15, 2010. Kajikawa began his coaching career at Arizona State in 1937 and retired from ASU in 1978. He began coaching the Arizona State Teacher's College freshman football team in 1937. Before retiring in 1978, Kajikawa had worked as the freshman football coach under nine ASU head football coaches. In addition, he served as head basketball coach from 1948 to 1957, and he was head coach of ASU's club baseball team from 1947 to 1957. He was inducted into the Arizona Basketball Hall of Fame in 1968 and the ASU Hall of Distinction in 1982. During World War II, Kajikawa took his only hiatus from ASU to serve with distinction in the Army's 442nd Regimental Combat Team. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in education from ASU in 1937 and 1948, respectively, and he played on the varsity football team while he was an undergraduate. Kajikawa received an honorary doctor of laws degree from ASU during the summer 1989 commencement ceremony. Kajikawa, who was a professor emeritus of physical education at ASU, was recognized on April 6, 1995, in a ceremony that named the Sun Devil football practice field The Bill Kajikawa Practice Facility. He and his late wife, Margaret, received the Award of Excellence from the ASU Alumni Association. He is preceded in death by his wife Margaret. He is survived by two daughters, two brothers, two sons-in-law, two grandchildren and two great granddaughters. ASURA's Video History library contains an interview with Bill.
Frank J. Sackton
Frank J. Sackton 14 Feb 2010 Frank J. Sackton, 97, Retired Army Lieut. General, passed away February 14, 2010. He served in the Illinois National Guard for 10 years and in the regular Army for 30 years. He retired in 1970 after serving his last four years as the Comptroller of the Army. General Sackton served in every troop unit from the Infantry squad to command of an Army Corps. During WWII he participated in the battle of Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands, New Guinea, Moratai in the Celebes, and Leyte and Luzon in the Philippines. During the Luzon campaign he was awarded a battlefield promotion to the grade of Colonel. After the war he was assigned to Tokyo where he became Secretary of the General Staff for General MacArthur during the Occupation of Japan. Other assignments were on the Army General Staff in Washington. General Sackton also served as Chief of the Army Mission to Turkey, and Chief Planning Officer for the task force that detonated the first hydrogen bomb in 1952. Subsequently he served as Deputy Chief for Planning for the Joint Chief of Staff. His military decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star, Legion of Merit (5 awards), Bronze Star (3 awards), Air Medal, and the Combat Infantry Badge. After retirement from the Army, General Sackton came to Arizona where he served for four years as special assistant to Governor Jack Williams and became a member of the ASU faculty in 1976. In addition to teaching as a Professor of Public Affairs, he served as founding Dean of the College of Public Programs, Vice President for Business Affairs, and Director of Strategic Planning. In 2003, General Sackton was inducted into The Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame by Gov. Napolitano and in 2008 he was honored by the Commanding General of The Infantry at Fort Benning, GA, and the President of the National Infantry Association, by being inducted into the Order of St. Maurice-the Patron Saint of the Infantry. The design of the engraved bronze medal goes back to 287 AD and the Roman Legion. In keeping with his wishes, local services will be private. A Memorial Service with full military honors will be conducted at Fort Myer, Virginia at a future date. General Sackton will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery alongside his wife, June Sackton, who passed away in 2002. There is an interview with Frank in ASURA's Video History library.
  Ronald Patrick Lindbergh 8 Feb 2010 Ronald Patrick "Pat"Lindbergh, 45, passed away on Monday, Feb. 8, 2010. In October 2000 he graduated seventh in his class of the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy and began work at ASU Police Department. He is survived by his wife, a son and daughter,  his parents, four siblings and many nieces and nephews.
Albert Plotkin
Albert Plotkin 3 Feb 2010 Rabbi Albert Plotkin, 89, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2010. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 1942. In 1948 he was ordained at the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. Rabbi Plotkin served as a rabbi in Seattle, where he met his wife Sylvia, and in Spokane. In 1955, he came to Phoenix to become the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Israel. He served the Valley and his congregation for 34 years. His name is synonymous with the Jewish Studies Program at ASU and his persistent efforts have been instrumental in making the interdisciplinary program a reality. Through the support of the Jewish Chautauqua Society, Rabbi Plotkin taught the initial Jewish Studies course in the Center for the Humanities at ASU and he continued to lecture in the Department of Religious Studies until last spring. He was the chaplain at the Phoenix Veterans Hospital and only retired last year at age 88. He continued to pursue his interest in music and sang professionally in his first opera in 1994 at the Arizona Opera Company's production of Turandot. He earned the Doctor of Hebrew Letters from the Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles in 1967, and in 1973 accepted an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from that institution. Following his "retirement" from Congregation Beth Israel, he and his wife Sylvia were invited to start a new congregation in Sedona. Rabbi served the Jewish Community of Sedona from 1993 until they hired a full-time rabbi in 2005. He is survived by a daughter and was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia, a daughter and a loving brother. He is survived by many nieces and nephews and the Plotkin Cousins Club.
Gwendolyn Joyce Stowe Gwendolyn Joyce Stowe 7 Jan 2010 Gwendolyn Joyce (Lee) Stowe, 69, died January 7, 2010. (Just received obituary July 19, 2017.) Gwen graduated from the University of Illinois. She was the Assistant Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at ASU. She retired in 2007. Her husband, Noel Stowe, was Associate Dean of the Graduate College and chaired the History Department at ASU. He passed away in 2008. Gwen is survived by a brother, a nephew and a niece. She is preceded in death by her husband, Noel, an infant daughter and a son. Memorials and donations may be made to Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf. Private family services held at Moline Memorial Park Cemetery, Moline, IL. (Source: ASU Foundation)