June 20, 1927 - October 16,2023

Desiderio (Yeyo) Ramos Ramirez

Desiderio (Yeyo) Ramos Ramirez, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 16, 2023, at home. He was 96 years old. Desiderio also known as YEYO was born June 20, 1927, in Guarita Lempira, Honduras, to Juan Ramos and Juana Ramirez. YEYO as he was known by many was married to Eludina Amaya for many decades until her passing in April 2001. Together they had 4 children. Desiderio is survived by his 3 daughters and 1 son, 18 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild.

July 8, 1972 - October 14, 2023

Ronald (Ron) Daywitt

Ronald Dean Daywitt, Passed away on October 14, 2023, at the age of 51 in Surprise, Arizona. Born on July 8, 1972, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Ron was a beloved son, brother, and friend. Ron was a dedicated welder and fabricator, pouring his passion and skill into his work. He took great pride in his craftsmanship and was admired by his colleagues for his attention to detail and precision.

Outside of his career, Ron had a zest for life and a deep love for his family. He was a devout follower of GOD and found joy in sharing the word of GOD with others. Ron also had a passion for motorcycles, spending countless hours on the open road.

Ron will be deeply missed by his surviving family members, including his father, Dean Daywitt, his mother, Jackie Daywitt, his sisters Lisa and Mike Spoores, and Starr and Ron Clenney. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and cousins who will cherish their memories with him.

Ron was preceded in death by his brothers, Jason Daywitt and Melvis Dale Daywitt as well as his beloved aunts, uncles, and grandparents. Their memory will forever be held close to Ron’s heart.


Kimberly Ann Trinidad

Kimberly Ann Trinidad (Keough)
It is with great sadness that the family of Kimberly Ann Trinidad, age 65, announces her passing from pancreatic cancer on September 21, 2023 in Buckeye, Arizona. Kim is survived by her loving husband, Terrance Trinidad, daughter Annie (Cole) Parker, grandson Westley, son Matthew (Anna) Trinidad, sister Kathleen (David) Root and brother James (Laura) Keough. Kim was predeceased by her parents Edward and Elisabeth Keough and brother David (Lucy) Keough. She also has a large extended family that includes many in-laws, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Kim grew up in New Canaan, CT, forming a life-long love for the people and memories it brought her. Always an adventurer, she moved around the west before settling in Arizona. Kim never lost her love for skiing, horses, dogs, plants, flowers, and painting. Her whimsical nature, sense of humor, and love of life shined through in everything she did. Kim had a successful 30-year career as a real estate agent and broker. Nothing, however, brought her more joy than her family, and in particular, her new role as a grandmother.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you plant something in her memory. A personal note may be sent to the family at 20618 W Luke Ave., Buckeye, AZ 85396.

1950 - 2022

Linda Royers

Linda Royers
Born: March 8, 1950 in Ottawa, Il
Died: December 18, 2022 in Sun City, AZ
It is with a heavy heart that we note the passing of Linda S. Royers, formerly Linda Moran (née Mussatto), after a courageous two-year cancer battle. She passed with her family by her side holding her hand and knowing that she was loved.
After her retirement as a Flight Attendant, Linda followed her passion for the arts. She started her joy of creating with pottery. She studied the craft of pottery and the methods of various artists, including creating and collecting her favorite pieces during her travels. Moving on to painting, Linda created a variety of oil, acrylic, and water color pieces and was a member of the Art League club at her local community where she showed several pieces winning ribbons awards and even sales of those on exhibit.
As she became aware of her cancer, continuing her treatments at MD Anderson, Houston, she said she was not going to feel sorry for herself, fight as hard as she could, but enjoy what time she had left. And, that is what she did. She bravely faced her terrible illness as it progressed, but also continue to paint, take her entire family on trips to Walt Disney World, Hawaii and her granddaughters on a "girls' trip" to Spain. She stayed active with friends and family.
Linda was predeceased by her parents Ray and Mildred Mussatto; remarrying in 2009, she is survived by her husband, Peter Royers; two daughters, six grandchildren, and four siblings.
Funeral Services are pending and will be available on as they are scheduled.



Mary Ann Wick

Formerly of Lake Havasu City, AZ and Duluth, MN, passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 22, 2022. She was 89 years old and the loving wife for over 70 years of Russell G. Wick. In her retirement years, Mary Ann and Russ enjoyed living in Lake Havasu and traveling in their RV. An avid quilter, she took pride in making lovely projects for her family and often donated her handiwork to charity. She was a proud member of the Lake Havasu Stitchers quilting club. Mary Ann is lovingly survived by her children: Randy Wick of Las Vegas NV, Peggy (Fred) Morgan of Sun City West AZ and Edmond OK, Jim (Tammy) Wick of Eau Claire WI and Cyndi (Jim) Shattuck of Winchester MA. She is further survived by 8 grandchildren: Alissa, Kimberly, Karly, Casey, Sarah, Kristina, James and Julia, and 5 great-grandchildren: Rhea, Jameson, Hayden, Baylor and Bellamy. She also leaves behind her best friend of nearly 80 years, Pat Tessier.

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1953 - 2022

Patrick J. "Pat" Miller

Patrick J. "Pat" Miller
Born: October 20, 1953 in Joliet, IL
Died: September 5, 2022 in Glendale. AZ
Age 68. Born Oct. 20, 1953 in Joliet, IL to the late James and Verneta (McGowan) Miller. Died Sept. 5, 2022 in Glendale, AZ after a courageous 14 year battle with heart disease. Graduate of Joliet Catholic High School class of 1971. Pat joined the Marine Corp at the age of 17 and served his country for 3 years. Survived by his "favorite" sister Kathy (Mark) Wiley of Russellville, AR. 3 brothers, Dave (Amy) Miller of Joliet, IL, Tim (Flo) Miller of Crest Hill, IL and Paul Miller of Joliet, IL. Special niece Michelle Johnston of Clarksville, AR. Special "sons" that he raised, John Gasmen of Buckeye, AZ and Russell Gasmen of Las Vegas, NV. Special friends Darren and Cammie Essam and their children Emila and Cyril of Glendale, AZ. Pat had a generous heart and a unique sense of humor and will be missed by all who were privileged to know him.
Arrangements were by Palm Valley Funeral Home in Sun City, AZ. Burial was in Phoenix at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.

October 16, 1938 - September 13, 2022

Barbara Jean Lindon

Barbara Jean (Allen) Lindon, Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, 83, of Sun City, AZ. Passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on September 13, 2022. Barbara was born October 16, 1938 to Ethel Mae (Bowen) and Earl Horace Allen of Cheyenne Wyoming with 3 Brothers. Barbara retired from EG&G as a Technical Writer. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles, cross stitching, and camping with family. Barbara is survived by her son Eual David Lindon Sr. and daughter-in-law Ella Denise. Barbara's four grandchildren Andy, Tabatha, Scarlett, and David Jr. along with her 13 great grand children and brothers Roy and David Allen.

Services will be held on Friday, September 16, 2022 at Palm Valley Funeral Home, 10761 W Grand Ave. Sun City, Arizona.

Donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E Flower St. Phoenix, AZ 85014

Till We Meet Again

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Jay Robert Mate

Jay Robert Mate, 48, high school science teacher and lifelong resident of Arizona, passed away unexpectedly and was received into his Savior's arms on Aug. 8th, 2022. Jay will be remembered for his strong faith, love for family, teaching, cosplay, outdoors, and travel. He is survived by his paternal grandfather, parents, 7 brothers/sisters, 22 nieces/nephews, and countless family members and friends who loved him. A memorial service will be held on Aug. 20th at 11am at 10930 W. Garden Lakes Parkway, Avondale 85392. If planning to attend the memorial, please wear your best super hero shirt in honor of Jay.


Katherine Marie Kass

Katherine (Katerina) Marie Kass (Minik), 93, of Anthem, Arizona, passed from this life on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Valley Oasis Assisted Living, Glendale, Arizona.

Katherine was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Martin Minik and Anna Balon Minik on February 2, 1929. She graduated from Messmer High School, Milwaukee WI, in June 1947. She married Gerald Joseph Kass on May 6, 1950, at St. Stephen Catholic Church, Oak Creek WI. She worked as a bank teller and a chocolatier. Her life was centered around her husband, her five children, and extended family. In 1979, she, her husband, and two youngest daughters retired to Sedona AZ where she enjoyed square dancing and Sweet Adelines. She and her husband relocated to Anthem AZ in 2002.

One of Katherine's most treasured values was her relationship with the Lord. Growing up a shy child, she blossomed into a lector for Sunday Mass, visited the sick of the Parish, and ran the library. In Sedona AZ, she attended Village Bible Church, then Sun Valley Baptist Church in Anthem AZ. She loved to read the Bible, and books about the Bible.

Katherine was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Kass; son, Christopher Kass; parents, Martin and Anna Minik; grandson, Andrew Kabitzke; granddaughter, Kimberly Carter; and sister, Helen Filo.

Katherine is survived by her children; Jim (Leann) Kass of West Allis WI; Therese Kabitzke of West Allis WI; Joan (Woodrow) Carter of Prescott AZ; and Barbara (Eric) Krahmer of Anthem AZ; sister, Betty TenHaken; and grandchildren; Andrea (Kass); Laura, Steven, Alyssa, Samantha, and Alex (Kass); Woodrow Jr., Michelle, and Kaylee (Carter); and Adam, Ryan, and Ahnika (Krahmer), and 8 great-grandchildren.

She will be interred with her husband at Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, Phoenix AZ.

Donations may be given to Sun Valley Baptist Church, Anthem AZ in her memory.

The family of Katherine wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Pastor Moffitt and his family, the church family at Sun Valley Baptist Church, her adopted church family at Summit Church, Anthem AZ, Dorian and Monica Man-Pitit and the wonderful caring staff at Valley Oasis Assisted Living, and Tranquility Hospice caregivers.


Alan J. Hayes

Alan J. Hayes, 66, passed away at his home in Sun City, AZ on Thursday, May 26, 2022 after a long illness. Born in Allentown, PA, he was the son of the late Jean M. Hayes Litow and Morton S. Hayes, and the step-son of the late Litman Litow, all of Salisbury, MD.

Mr. Hayes graduated from James M. Bennett High School and studied computer science at the University of Maryland, College Park and at Excelsior College. He served in the Air Force ROTC, and served in the United States Air Force. He completed the Harvard Business School program in Business Administration while working as the Enterprise Architect at the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington, DC.

He is survived by his wife, Robin Varette, son Samuel Hayes, daughter Alana Hayes, child Davi Hayes and wife Emily, and four grandchildren; Olivia Long, Julia Long, Theodore Hayes, and Noah Hayes. He is also survived by his sister Susan Westenberger, step-brother Leon Litow and wife Helen, step-sister Dena Litow Hirsh and husband Robert, and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Hayes had a life-long love of the space program which he brought into everything he did. He ran summer space camps for children, a space museum, and special events for schools all under the non-profit of Volanz Aerospace, which he created. He also managed the 2007-2009 Astronaut Glove Challenge for NASA. He even began a production company to make films and movies called Spaceman Productions. He held memberships in the American Legion, Air Force Association, Disabled American Veterans, Jewish War Veterans and was a Captain in the Civil Air Patrol.

Funeral arrangements are private.

Contributions may be made in his memory to: Jewish War Veterans of the USA

1935 - 2022

William (Bill) Cuellar

William (Bill) Cuellar, of Glendale Arizona, joined our Heavenly Father on February 27, 2022. Bill was born on June 16, 1935 to Philip and Bernadina Cuellar in Brooklyn New York. He joined the US Navy where he served as a navigator on submarines, then went on to graduate from Miami University.
Bill met the love of his life, Janet Mary O'Neil, at the insurance company where they both worked in Manhattan, New York. They married in January of 1964, made a home in Lakewood, NJ, and started their family. In 1978 they moved to Petaluma, California where Bill continued his successful career as an insurance underwriter, commuting daily to his beloved city of San Francisco. In 1996, Bill and Janet relocated to Sun City, Arizona.
A loving dad and grandpa, he delighted in cooking for his family, traveling and exploring. He was a wonderful conversationalist and enjoyed long, interesting talks, music with Tony Bennett and Johnny Cash, and he had a sparkling sense of humor. Mostly, anytime he spent with his wife, was his favorite place to be. His son Bill, Jr., always said he hoped to love another the way his dad loved his mom.
Bill's wife, Janet, preceded him to Heaven May 03, 2012. Bill is survived by his daughter, Carolyn Cuellar, his son Bill Cuellar, Jr., his stepson Danny O'Neil, his grandsons Tony Cuellar, Matthew Jones, and his great grandson Leonardo Cuellar. Also missing Bill are his siblings, Teresa Dodich, Sam Martinez, Mike Martinez, Lita Rider and Fay Schins, and many nieces and nephews. We will all remember him with love and joyful hearts, and are comforted to know he is reunited with his wife and other loved ones in heaven.
Bill will be laid to rest in Cypress Memorial Park in Petaluma, CA, together with his wife Janet Cuellar.
Memorial service will be held in California for family only.

July 21, 1955 - June 19, 2021

ConnieSue Redman

Former Resident of Fort Ord & Marina CA
ConnieSue Redman, 65 died June 19, 2021 at home in Glendale, AZ from Heat Related Illness. Connie was born July 21, 1955 in Toledo, OH to Col. Philemon A. Redman U.S. Army (Ret.) and Barbara J. Sharp. Connie retired from the V.A. Clinic on Ft. Ord in 2012 after working over thirty years in the Federal Service at the Family Practice Clinic and Range Control on Ft. Ord and at the Flight Surgeons Office at Edwards AFB. Connie is survived by her two brothers Philemon A Redman II of La Grande OR and Robert A. Redman of Gold Canyon AZ and was preceded in death by her parents Philemon A. Redman and Barbara J. Sharp and her Nephew Erik vonMichael Redman. Cremation took place at Palm Valley Funeral Home in Sun City AZ and burial services will be held on September 2 at Mission Memorial Park in Seaside at 1100 AM. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Wounded Warriors Project in ConnieSue's memory.

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1941 - 2020

James M. Duffy Jr.

James M. Duffy, Jr., 79, of Sun City, Arizona and formerly of Meriden, Connecticut, and husband of Linda Neal, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 4, 2020, after a courageous 2 year battle with cancer.

He was born on February 14, 1941, to Shirley R. (Siering) Duffy of Cheshire, CT, and the late James M. Duffy, Sr., of Meriden, CT, and attended Meriden Schools before moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the early 1970's to help train greyhound racing dogs and eventually started his own printing business until ill health forced him to retire after several years in business.

In addition to being survived by his wife Linda of Sun City, Arizona, he is also survived by his mother Shirley R. Duffy of Cheshire, CT and a son Justin Duffy of Albuquerque, New Mexico, brother Wayne Duffy of Meriden, CT and his partner Joanne Cyr-Callaghan of Plainville, CT, sister Deborah (Duffy) Budd and husband Deen Budd of South Carolina, nephew Patrick Duffy of Meriden, CT, neice Connie Duffy and husband Peter Hagstrom of Middletown, CT, neice Heather (Tangney) Charpentier and husband Alain of Middlefield, CT, and nephew David Budd of Meriden, CT, and various other relatives in the area. Jim was also predeceased by brother Donald R. Duffy of Enfield, CT, and William G. Duffy of Meriden, CT.

A private service will be held by the Palm Valley Mortuary in Sun City, Arizona, and interment will be made at the wishes of his wife Linda.

Memorial donations in Jim's name may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Terry A. Crase

SUN CITY WEST, AZ - Terry A. Crase, age 68 of Sun City West, AZ, formerly of Miller and Wheeler, IN passed away November 6, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. A graduate of Wirt High School Class of 1969, high school nickname "CROTHERS", member of Millwrights Local 1076. Terry was an avid Bears and Cubs fan and a collector of Vintage and Collector cars for many years. Terry was a "jack of all trades" who was always helping his many friends and was loved by so many.

Preceded in death by his father, Alvin R. Crase. Survivors: loving mother, Lorraine Paterson of Bellaire, TX; sisters, Linda Barnes of Gary, Kathleen Elwood of Portage, Debra Zimmerman of Bellaire, TX, Susan (Kevin) Porter of Erath, LA; brothers, Dennis (Theresa) Crase of Valparaiso, IN, Curtis (Norma) Crase of Labadieville, LA, Paul (Annette) Crase of Abbeville, LA, many nieces and nephews; extended family, Mike Evans, Tammi Tenney, Lucia Silva and family. Palm Valley Funeral Home, Sun City, AZ in charge of arrangements. A celebration of life to be held in IN at a later date.

April 8, 1936 ~ November 5, 2018

Barbara J. (Sharp) Redman

Barbara J. Sharp Redman, 82 died November 5, 2018, at home in Glendale, AZ, following a long illness. Barbara was born April 8, 1936, in Toledo, OH, to Alfred O. Sharp Sr. and Louise A. Carr Sharp. Barbara married Philemon A. Redman of Toledo, OH, on December 12, 1953, and had son, Philemon A Redman II, followed by daughter, ConnieSue Redman. In 1963 while husband, Philemon was serving in Viet Nam, Barbara moved herself and children to California, beginning her life as an Army wife with a future full of moves between the U.S. and Germany, and vacations throughout Europe and all over the U.S. In 1965 shortly after her first arrival in Germany, son, Robert A. Redman was born.

Barbara is survived by her children, Philemon A. Redman II of Cove, OR, ConnieSue Redman of Glendale, AZ and Robert A. Redman of Gold Canyon, AZ; three grandchildren, Amanda (Jason) Powers of Brandenburg, KY, Nicholas A (Kriste) Redman of Lakeside, CA and Kelli Lane of Manteca CA; 3 great-granddaughters and 2 step-great-grandsons, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred O. Sharp Sr. and Louise A. Carr Sharp, formerly of Ottawa Lake, MI; her brothers, Alfred O. Sharp Jr. and COL Edward N. Sharp, US Army retired; brother-in-law, Wallace McIlroy; sisters, Nancy A. Sharp and Mary L. Sharp McIlroy; sister-in-law, Betty Sharp; grandson, Erik von Michael Redman and husband COL Philemon A. Redman, U.S. Army retired.

Cremation took place at Palm Valley Funeral Home in Sun City, AZ, with burial services at a later date in California. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, that memorials be made in Barbara's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Barbara's family would like to thank her Physicians, Dr Miguel D Gomez II; Dr Helen Y. Kang; Dr Andrew Cortez; Dr Jay C. Larson; Dr Chrysanne Rinderknecht; and Dr Gerald L. Oldham, all from the Glendale, AZ, area and their office staff members for all their kindnesses and excellent care.

1951 - 2015

Arlene "Arte" Lewis

ARLENE R. "ARTE" 63, of Surprise, passed away peace-fully on February 1, 2015 from pancreatic cancer. She was born August 11, 1951 in Philadelphia to Herbert and Ann Thamer; and is survived by her husband Bernard; daughter Erin; and brothers Mark, Don, and their families. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Palm Valley Funeral Home, 10761 W. Grand Ave, Sun City, AZ. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society.

Nov. 3, 1949 - Jan. 23, 2015

Paul Zermeno Jr.

Paul Zermeno Jr., passed away peacefully in his home in Phoenix.
He was born November 3, 1949 in Brawley, CA. He attended Hidalgo Elementary and graduated from Brawley Union High School in 1969. Paul enlisted in the Army and served from 1969-1972. He was a Vietnam War veteran. He was employed by the United States Postal Service where he retired from in 2014.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Zermeno Sr. and mother, Carmen Zermeno.
Paul is survived by his sons, Alex (Crystal) and Jerry (Denise); 3 grandchildren; brothers, Joe Zermeno, Jesse Zermeno; sisters, Rosie Trump and Delilah Baldwin.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Palm Valley funeral Home in Sun City, Arizona.

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Unknown - Feb 23, 2013

Richard C. Skancke

Richard C. Skancke, 86, formerly of Sun City, AZ, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV.
He is survived by his wife, Berniece "Beanie" Skancke, three children and one granddaughter.
Memorials may be directed to Infinity Hospice, Las Vegas, NV or Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Arrangements made by Palm Mortuary.
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Oct 25, 1937 - Nov 15, 2013

Robbins, William B.

Age 76. Born in Omaha, NE, he attended North High School and joined the U.S. Navy. He married sweetheart Patricia Fennell in 1957. They moved to Phoenix, AZ in 1959, where they had a son, Bill, and a daughter, Jodi. There, he graduated with honors from the School of Business at Arizona State University in 1965. In a life-long career with Mountain Bell and US West, the family moved to Tucson and then to Denver, CO, before returning to Phoenix - "God's country". After taking an early retirement, Bill and Pat explored Alaska, Canada, and most of the lower 49 contiguous states in their luxury RV. They Celebrated their 56th anniversary this year. After a heroic 6-year battle, Bill succumbed to Merkel cell skin cancer. Throughout the ordeal, he maintained his Norse strength and sense of humor. For him, family always came first. Bill's determined fight against cancer and indomitable will to live as many years as possible with his loving family inspired us. Although he couldn't conquer death, he conquered life, seizing every moment for meaning, memories, and joy. He is now living in the heart of those he touched. Our Viking Bill was deeply loved and will be sorely missed. He is survived by his loving wife, Pat (Peoria); son, Bill (Phoenix); daughter, Jodi and son-in-law, Bruce Liggett (Tempe, FL); sister, Darlene (Peoria); and the apple of his eye, granddaughter, Natalie (Tucson); and 9 grieving nieces and nephews across the country.
He will be Cremated and Interred at the Phoenix Veterans National Cemetery with Military Honors at 10am Wednesday, November 27. MEMORIAL CELEBRATION AND RECEPTION will follow at Westbrook Village Lake Recreation Center, 19251 N. Westbrook Village Parkway, Peoria, AZ 85382, at 11:30am. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hospice of the Valley. 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014. PALM VALLEY FUNERAL HOME
Sun City, Arizona (623)933-7702