Frederick James Quinlan
Frederick James Quinlan went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 17, 2006.
Jesus Christ was his first love, then family and friends, then music. He had written over 2000 songs, many of which were published and recorded by well-known artists, mostly in the 1950s. Some made the top 20 and a few were hits of that era. He had been a member of ASCAP since 1956.
Bible churches in the Chicagoland area worshiped with his songs. His greatest pleasure in life was leaving a smile on someone's face.
He had a career as a real estate agent in the Chicagoland area from 1951 to 1995, becoming the No. 2 sales associate in the Chicagoland area for Coldwell Banker in 1986. He especially enjoyed helping people buy their first home.
Another interest was golf, from shagging golf balls at a golf range, caddying at a private country club to assistant pro. He served his country as a veteran during WWII in the Merchant Marines.
He was born Nov. 2, 1925, in Chicago, Ill. and was the youngest child of Lillian (Sterling) and Carroll Quinlan.
He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather Edward McLean and stepbrother Harry McLean.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara (Schaefer); children Joyce Borkowski, Joan (Mike) Phillips, and Bruce (Leah) Quinlan; 10 grandchildren; brother Sterling (Mary) Quinlan; sister Jeanne (Bill) Williams and many nieces and nephews.
At his request there will be no service. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that his friends remember him through donations to Carondelet Hospice, 630 N. Alvernon Way, Ste. 361, Tucson, AZ 85711.
Frank James Riley
Frank James Riley, 67, a resident of Green Valley, passed away unexpectedly on March 16, 2006.
Frank was born and raised in Chicago, Ill. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves as a Lance Corporal and was a member of the American Legion.
While serving his country, he lived in the suburbs of Chicago where he raised his two children and graduated with a major in Information Technology from Elmhurst College.
Upon retiring from Southside Controls as general manager and facilitator of classes to the industry in environmental controls, he moved to Florida for a brief time before settling in Green Valley where his sisters, brother and son live.
Frank was a very social person who enjoyed conversations with friends and family, loved to share a good laugh and loved to dance.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Riley. Survivors include his two children, James Riley and Sharon Bejararno; his grandchildren, Stephanie and Danny; his sisters, Donna Anderson, Harvette (Joan) Gambotz and Patricia Clark; his sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and Ronald Iwanski; his brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Mary Riley; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Remembrances in lieu of flowers may be made in Frank's name to American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org or The Animal League of Green Valley, 1600 W. Duval Mine Road, Green Valley, AZ 85614 (be sure to include “In Memory of Frank Riley” with donation).
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at 3 p.m. at Green Valley Mortuary and Memorial Gardens.
Beverly J. Day
Beverly J. Day, a permanent resident of Green Valley since 1986, and formerly of Denver, Colo., died July 6, 2005.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Edward L. Day, and daughters Sandra Daley (Pat) of Denver, Carol Bishop (Axel) of Lafayette, Colo., Jo Casper (Garth) of Manhattan Beach, Calif., and Pamela Ryan (Paul) of Denver; and grandchildren Chris Webb (Lori), Sierra and Noel Bishop and two great-grandchildren. Four sisters, two brothers, their spouses, and many nieces and nephews also survive.
She attended MacMurray College for Women, majoring in accounting and economics, and pursued a career secondary to wife and mother in personnel management and employee training for a large retailer.
She was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church, Lakewood, Colo., participated in activities of many children's organizations, and was an active member of Desert Hills Golf Club since 1980, enjoying many lasting friendships.
A celebration of her life for her family and friends will be held on Tuesday, July 12, at 4 p.m. at the Desert Hills Golf Club.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Green Valley Fire District, 1285 W. Camino Encanto, Green Valley, AZ 85614, in her memory would be appreciated.
Dora Reamer died on March 30, 2006.
Formerly from Oshkosh, Wis., she was a resident of Green Valley for 28 years and had lived at La Posada for the last 16 years.
Her husband Irving George Reamer preceded her in death by 16 years. They had been married for 54 years.
She is survived by her daughter Nancy Luttropp and two grandsons, Matthew Luttropp, his wife Maura and their children, Avery and Quinn; and Toby Luttropp, his wife Staci and their children, Kennedi and David Cole.
Dora was the Circulation Librarian for 12 years at the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh Library and was a lifelong learner. As a result she was interested and interesting. She traveled extensively and lived in exciting times, and had a very rich life.
She was determined never to be a burden to her family and she never was. Her family will always be grateful to her for the gift of showing us how to age with grace and dignity.
Interment will be at Roseland Park Cemetery in Berkley, Mich. At her request there will be no service in Green Valley.
In memory of Dora donations may be made in her name to La Vista Library at La Posada. Checks should be made out to the La Posada Library gift fund attention Gisele Klemann, 350 East Morningside Road, Green Valley, AZ, 85614.
Bert Wilson Kronmiller Jr.
Bert Wilson Kronmiller Jr., 74, of Woodburn, Ore., died from liver cancer on Aug. 9, 2006, at the family’s winter home in Green Valley.
Born Sept. 9, 1931, in Billings, Mont., he was the son of Bert W. and Josephine Kronmiller of Hardin, Mont., who preceded him in death.
A respected Oregon educator and coach for many years, Mr. Kronmiller taught business administration and coached basketball at Wallowa, Wy’East (Hood River), Vernonia and Pleasant Hill before his retirement in 1991, residing in Eugene, Ore.
Survivors include his wife of 22 years Eleanor (Jo); sisters Bibs Ragland of Billings and Myrna Simon of Maple Grove, Minn.; brother Dr. Patrick Kronmiller of Springville, Utah; sons Bert Chris of La Quinta, Calif., Mark of San Jose, Calif., and Gary (Kris) of Bend, Ore.; stepdaughter Tenley Fergusson (Jon) Mass and stepson Tad (Jennifer) Fergusson, both of Portland, Ore.; as well as nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews, and great-grandnieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at Green Valley Community Church, 300 W. Esperanza, on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006, at 11 a.m.
An Oregon memorial will follow at First United Methodist Church in Eugene on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006, at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Oregon State University Athletic Scholarship Fund or the American Cancer Society in his name.
Wilma E. Shank
Wilma E. Shank, 91, former New Castle, Ind. and Green Valley resident, passed away Oct. 28, 2006, at Beverly Nursing Home in Bloomington, Ind.
Born Oct. 15, 1915, she was the daughter of Harry and Goldie Kuhn of New Castle. Before retirement, she was an accountant for many years in Green Valley.
Survivors include her sister Lorene Conn of New Jersey; two grandchildren, Amy (Anderson) Cullum and her husband Ed of Muncie, Ind., and Greg Anderson and his wife Elaine of Bloomington; four great-grandchildren, Andy and Alex Cullum and Caleb and Kristen Anderson; daughter-in-law, Dorrine (Anderson) Theodore of Bloomington; two nieces, Elizabeth Henry of New York, and Patricia Brown and her husband Bill of Bloomington; five great-nieces, Susan Knauss and Emily Kimple of New York, Claire Baker and Carol Remak of Bloomington, Lisa Gonzalez of Carmel, Ind.; two great-nephews, William Henry of New York, and Daniel Brown of Bloomington; and 17 great-great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Francis Shank and son Donald E. Anderson.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006, at Macer-Hall Funeral Home in New Castle, Ind.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.
Elizabeth (Laverne) Perkins
Elizabeth (Laverne) Perkins, 71, a resident of Green Valley for 14 years and formerly of California, died on Oct. 28, 2006.
She belonged to the Red Hat Club in Green Valley and was very active in Green Valley Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband Donald. She is survived by her children, Renee (Jim) Sellars of Green Valley, Steve (Cathy) Perkins, Kathy (Bruce) Schielke, both of California, Janet Perkins of Nevada, Dennis Perkins of California and Jimmy Perkins of Nevada. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be at 9 a.m. and memorial service at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, at Green Valley Baptist Church. Interment will be at Green Valley Cemetery.
Herbert L. Ungar
Herbert L. Ungar died on Oct. 12, 2006, in Tucson. He is survived by his wife Selma; daughter Lisa and her husband Dr. Bob Fridrich; daughter Leslie and Moshe Zarouk.
Roy Jepsen, age 81, of Omaha, Neb., and a longtime resident of Green Valley, passed away Oct. 27, 2006, in Omaha.
He was preceded in death by his parents Nels and Elsie and sisters Elvira Jepsen and Agnes Mickna.
He is survived by his wife Genevieve; son and daughter-in-law Jim and Miko Jepsen; grandchildren Candida Jepsen, Jennifer Jepsen, Sheila VanOsdol; great-grandchildren Casey Montgomery, Willow Albers and Keith Verhig; and a brother Harry Jepsen.
Memorial services will be held Thursday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. at Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home in Omaha. Military honors by VFW Post 2503 in Omaha.
Memorials suggested to donors’ favorite charity.
Elizabeth “Anne” Smith
Elizabeth “Anne” Smith, 70, of Rochester, Minn., and formerly of Green Valley, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006, at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, of complications of emphysema and heart disease.
Survivors include a daughter, Christine (Andrew) Overend of Rochester; two sons, Randall Lee Smith and Scott (Pamela) Smith, both of Rochester; a sister, Elaine “Evie” Evans Sherman of Phoenix; and a brother, Robert (Janet) Evans of Sierra Vista. Other survivors include three granddaughters Annie, Sara and Hana. She was preceded in death by her parents Roswell and Lois Evans.
A funeral was held in Rochester on Oct. 14, 2006. Private family burial took place Oct. 15 in Union Cemetery in Pleasant Grove.
Mary M. Mazur
Mary M. Mazur, 94, passed away peacefully on Oct. 19, 2006, at Desert Pines Eldercare in Sahuarita.
She was born on Nov. 28, 1911, on Thanksgiving Day in Little Falls, N.Y. She moved to the Chicago suburbs in 1976 to be near her daughter and family and then to Green Valley in 1999, where she resided in the Del Coronado Apartments.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ignacy; her brother John Provinski and sister Louise Gorski, both of Herkimer, N.Y. She is survived by her daughter Mary Ann Pereckas of Green Valley; and her two grandsons Michael Pereckas of Milwaukee, Wis. and David (Suzanne) Pereckas of Winfield, Ill.; and her beloved great-granddaughter Heidi who shares her Thanksgiving birthday. She is also survived by her sister Gladys DeLuis and several nieces and nephews in upstate New York.
Her spirit and sense of humor will be greatly missed by her friends and family. At her request there will be no services. She will be cremated and her ashes interred with her husband in St. Anthony's Cemetery in Johnstown, N.Y.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Desert Pines Eldercare and Vista Care Hospice for their loving care and compassion during her final days.
VIVIAN (CORNEBY) SADOWY
VIVIAN (CORNEBY) SADOWY passed away at the age of 76 on Tuesday, March 11, 2008, in her home in Green Valley.
Vivian was born July 6, 1931, to Amos Ernest Corneby and Hazel Ruth Patterson. She attended Union Endicott High School, graduating in 1949.
After graduation, she attended Keuka College before marrying Peter Sadowy on Feb. 2, 1952. In 1954, they moved to Lansing, N.Y. and raised five children. Vivian worked for the Lansing school district until she retired in June 1986.
In June of 2005, Vivian was preceded in death by Peter, her husband of 52 years.
She is survived by her five children Patricia (the late Calvin) Minor of New Haven, Vt., Donna of Lansing, Michael (Jean) of Clarence Center, N.Y., Karen (Mike) Haracourt of Sahuarita, and Nicholas (Carrie) of Folsom, Calif.; as well as eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
If desired, the family asks that donations in her memory be made to The Animal League of Green Valley.