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MICHAEL "Mike" GEORGE AMOS
Mike was in the Spanish Club and Future Teachers of America (FTA) during
his Freshman year. He participated in the Photo Club his Sophomore year.
Mike was a part of the Panthorian Staff during his Junior and Senior class
years; he was a photographer and worked in the lab developing the film
printing the pictures.
GARY L. BAILEY
Prior to the opening of MHS in 1962-63, Gary attended Carl Hayden (CHHS)
Gary participated in the Electronics Club during his freshman year. Gary
last resided in Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona 86313..
JERRY LEE BARBERA
Died: 11-25-2002, at age 55, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona
Jerry is a Vietnam Veteran.
Jerry was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.
Criteria for receiving the Bronze Star: Heroic or meritorious achievement.
Branch: U.S. Army
Veteran Service Dates: 03/20/1968 - 03/19/1971.
Date of Interment: 11/29/2002
Buried at: Section 50 Site 469
was at the
National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona,
23029 N. Cave Creek Road., Phoenix., Arizona.
Arrangements by Regency Mortuary, Sun City, Arizona. It's requested that
contributions be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Jerry leaves behind
his son Jonathon, his parents, Frank and Barbara Barbera, brother Paul Barbera
(attended Trevor G. Browne H.S.), his sisters Judy (Barbera) Baxter, MHS; 1968,
and Billie (Barbera) Laird (attended Cortez H.S.). Jerry last resided in
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona. Published in the Arizona Republic on
11-28-2002. Janet Mohn, MHS; 1969, met Jerry in 1967 at the old
DerWienerschnitzel at 59th Ave.and Indian School Rd. They had remained close
friends and could always talk about anything; whether during wonderful or
difficult times. Janet helped Jerry with planning his wedding. Jerry took care
of Janet when she had surgery. He insisted on 'checking out' the man that she
decided to marry in 1985. They shared lots of laughs and great times. Jerry was
such a very big part of his family and friends lives. He gave them all great
memories and will be greatly missed. Thank you, Jerry.
LEONARD R. BARTHEL, JR
Leonard resided in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana.
BRANT RICHARD BATES
Brant was in the Latin Club during his freshman and sophomore years, the
Key Club during sophomore, Junior and Senior years, serving as the
treasure of Key Club during his Senior year. He was in Biology Club his
Junior year, and Madrigals Choir his Senior year. He was a member and
representative of the All City Chorus his Junior year. He lettered in
Music his Junior and Senior years. He participated in Mixed Chorus his
Junior and Senior year, serving as the Vice-President of Mixed Chorus his
Senior year. Brent was also part of "Castaways" during his Junior year.
Brant was one of 31 graduates that received Distinction Honors. He sang
folk songs, to the accompaniment of guitars and bass violas, with the
"Folk Singers Three."
ANDREW "Andy" H. BINGHAM
Died: 06-1975, in a car accident in Yavapai County, Arizona.
Andy is a Vietnam Veteran of the U.S. Army.
Andrew participated in the Chess Club his sophomore year, Golf during
his sophomore and junior years, and the "M" Club during his sophomore
and junior years. Andy graduated from Arizona State University (ASU) in
Civil Engineering. Andy died in a car accident on SR179 in Village of
Oak Creek, Sedona, Yavapai County, Arizona.
RICHARD THOMAS BREWER
Richard was a member of the Fellowship Club during his Junior and Senior
years. He also was a member of DECA his Senior year. Richard resided in
JOHN STEWART BULLOCK
John was in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) during his
Sophomore, Junior and Senior years. He was in the Photo Club and Panther
Tracks staff his Sophomore year. He was on the Panthorian yearbook staff
his Junior year.
HUGH C. CAMPBELL
Hugh resided in Virginia.
JEFFREY "Jeff" L. CLIFFORD
Born: 02-19-1948 in Massachusetts
Jeff is a Vietnam Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Jeff attended and graduated from Glenn L. Downs Elementary school. Jeff was one
of several MHS students that won prizes and awards in various areas at the
Arizona State Fair during the fall of 1964. He was the recipient of the 1964-65
John F. Long "Outstanding Industrial Arts Student Award." He was chosen on the
basis of his outstanding work and grades in numerous industrial arts classes.
His name was engraved on a perpetual plaque in the MHS trophy case. Jeff was
also a member of the Key Club and was an Eagle Scout. Jeff was a sniper in
Vietnam while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. Jeff last resided in Long Beach,
Los Angeles County, California 90804 USA.
CARL LEE COMBS
Carl was active in wrestling during his freshman, sophomore, and senior
class years. He was in the "M" Club during his sophomore, junior, and
senior years. He was on the Varsity Track Team his junior year. Carl was
in football all 4 years. He wore jersey # 50 his freshman year at Carl
Hayden (CHHS) High School. His junior and senior years, he was on the
MHS Varsity Football team, wearing jersey # 51. Carl was with the
Phoenix Fire Department for 32 years, from 1968-2000. Carl's brother is
Leonard "Porky" Combs, CHHS; 1964. Carl last resided in Phoenix,
Maricopa County, Arizona.
RONALD "Ron" JOHN COOK
Died: 05-24-1968, in Vietnam.
Ron was in active military duty in the United States Navy.
Rank: HN - E3 - Regular.
Medals: Ron was awarded a Purple Heart.
Length of service 1 year.
He was 20 yrs. old and married.
He was a Protestant.
His casualty was on 05/24/1968 in Quang Tri, South Vietnam. Ron was a
hostile, ground casualty that was related to gun, small arms fire. He
was a medic. His body was recovered.
He is respectfully honored on the
Vietnam Wall National Monument in Washington, D.C., his placement on
the Wall is Panel 67E - Line 7. He is also remembered on the
Vietnam Wall (located across from the Arizona. State Capitol
Building in Wesley Bolin Park). Ron was on the wrestling team during his
junior and senior class years, and a member of the Key Club during his
senior year. Ron's wife is Marsha Ann (McCort) Cook, MHS; 1965.
Interment at: Resthaven Park Cemetery, 6290 West Northern Avenue,
Glendale, Arizona 85301. Gravesite location: Section 7, Block 25, Lot 3,
ROBERT "Bob" LEE DOTSON
Bob played saxophone in the MHS Varsity Marching Band, the Orchestra,
the Service band that also encompassed the Pep and Dance bands. Bob
resided in Kirkland, King County, Washington.
PATRICIA "Pat/Patty" ANN EIBNER
Patty was a member of the Latin Club during her soph, junior, and senior
class yrs. She participated in Chorus all 4 yrs, including Advance Girls
chorus. She was also a member of Y-Teens and the Library Club during her
senior yr. Patty came to Phoenix, AZ. from Ohio. She last resided in
Jon's brother is Russell Evans, MHS; 1967. Jon last resided in Phoenix,
Maricopa County, Arizona.
Roger Jude Fredrich July 8 1947- May 3, 2013. MHS Class of 1965. Retired
after 27 years with Bradshaw Construction Co. in San Diego, CA. Married 25
years, survived by one son and two grandsons, and two sisters. Roger was a
friend to so many people, a wonderful husband, a great brother, a devoted
son, and a cool Papa. He will be deeply missed forever and always.
THOMAS "Tom" JOSEPH HARBOUR
Died: 03-17-2002, from heart failure as a result of a long illness.
Tom and his younger brother, Kenny, both died from Huntington's chorea, which is
a hereditary neurological disorder. Tom was a retired City of Phoenix Police
Sergeant. He attended Carl Hayden (CHHS) high school during his freshman year.
He played football during his sophomore, junior (# 71), and senior (# 52) class
years. He played baseball during his freshman, sophomore, and senior yrs. He
'played' the part of "Linc" in 1965 MHS drama play "The Missing Linc," a
take-off on the life of Abraham Lincoln, that was presented at the patriotic
assembly on Lincoln's birthday. He also played the trumpet in the MHS Varsity
Marching band during his junior year. Tom last resided in Peoria, Maricopa
County, Arizona. Tom's brother, Kenneth "Ken/Kenny"
Wayne Harbour, MHS; 1971, is also deceased.
He was born May 2, 1947, in Los Angeles and passed away August 20,
2013, in Tampa Florida from cancer.
lettered in tennis and football at Maryvale. He spent 1967-71 in the Air
Force and worked in the Armed Forces Radio Network stationed in Thailand during
the Vietnam war.
After the war, he worked at a number of radio stations in Phoenix before getting
into the advertising business in Phoenix and New Orleans. He was one of those
forced by Hurricane Katrina to leave New Orleans, so he relocated to Tampa, FL.
from: Darrell Ihns (class of 1968)
MARY "NOLAN/Nolie" (INNES) ANGLUM
Born: 09-29-1948, in Brooklyn, New York
Died: 02-24-2007, at 58 years of age, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona
Nolan, a Financial Analyst, was a Phoenix area resident for over 40 years.
Survivors include Ward Anglum, her husband of 33 years, daughters Rachel and
Jeanne, and granddaughter Abigail Mosakowski. Nolan was the eldest of six
siblings; sisters Susan "Sue/Susie" Jeanne (Innes)
Ogden, MHS; 1966 (deceased 12/1986), Jeanne (Innes) Davis, MHS; 1971, and
Robin Innes, MHS; 1972; brothers Robert "Bob" Innes, MHS; 1968, and Harry Innes,
MHS; 1970. Visitation and funeral services were Friday, 03/02/2007 at Hansen
Chapel, 8314 North 7th Street, Phoenix, Arizona. Arrangements by Hansen Chapel.
Published in The Arizona Republic on 02/28/2007.
LA VERNE "Verne" JOHNSON
Verne participated in the Mixed Chorus his junior year and the Madrigals
Choir (a singing group formed from the best of the Advanced Choirs and
Choruses) his senior year. Verne last resided in Glendale, Maricopa
SUSAN "Sue" RAE JOHNSON
Sue was a member of Girl's Athletic Association (GAA) during her sophomore,
junior and senior years. She was a member of Masque & Gavel in her junior and
senior years. Sue was a member of the senior class council her senior year.
LEWIS "Lewie" A. KOPIS
Died: 09-25-2004, at age 57, after a short battle with cancer, in
Lewis was a loving family man, Lewis is survived by a loving wife of 36
years, Judy Kopis, 2 sons Lewis Kopis, Jr. and Charles Kopis,
daughter-in-law, Tricia, grandchildren, Michaela and Trevor. Mother,
Myrtle and sister, Sharon Kopis, MHS; 1968. Lewie was a lifelong
educator, teaching in the Washington School District for 34 years. He
had a passion for inspiring young minds in the classroom, as well as, in
the field of competition, only surpassed by the love of family and
friends. Lewie had a great respect for nature and community, and will be
greatly missed. Lakeview Elementary's (3040 West Yucca, Phoenix, Arizona
85029) student council planted a tree in the school courtyard with a
memorial plaque dedicated to Lewie. Memorial Service was held Wednesday,
10/06/2004 at Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary, 7924 North 59th Avenue,
Glendale, Arizona. Published in The Arizona Republic on 10/03/2004.
Lewis was a member of the MHS Lettermen's "M" Club and was on the MHS
Varsity football team (wearing jersey # 84) in 1965, his senior year.
Lou was on the Carl Hayden (CHHS) High School JV track team during his
freshman year. Lewis last resided in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona
PATRICK "P.T./Pat/Tom" THOMAS LANDRY
Died: 05-01-2000, while in the hospital.
It is not certain what Tom died from. He had been shot in the abdomen around
1975, while on the Phoenix police department and that wound may have had a
bearing on his death. He went by "Tom" in high school. He attended his freshman
year at Carl Hayden High School (CHHS) and was on the freshman football team,
wearing jersey # 63. He was a member of the Lettermen's "M" club and Varsity
wrestling during his junior year. He was on the 1964, and 1965 MHS Varsity
football team; wearing jersey # 65 in 1965. Tom was also a retired Phoenix
Police Sergeant. The
Association of Retired Police Officers, Retirement Handbook guide to
benefits and information has been dedicated and presented in memory of Sgt.
Patrick Thomas Landry, Phoenix Police Officer (career spanning from 1970 to
1990), out of whose untimely passing, the inspiration for the handbook was born.
Tom's brother is John "Johnny" Landry, CHHS; 1963.
NANCY "Sue" S. (LEE) DOYLE
Died: 12-07-2002, from congestive heart failure.
Nancy attended Carl Hayden (CHHS) high school during her freshman year. She
participated in Future Nurses Association (FNA) during her junior class year.
Nancy was single, she had 4 children; 3 girls and a boy, and 9 grandchildren.
She loved Tennessee. Nancy's sisters are: Marjorie "Marj" (Lee) De Groot, MHS;
1967 (now living in Escondido, California), and Darla Lee, MHS; 1979. Nancy last
resided in: Philadelphia (Knoxville), Loudon County, Tennessee USA 37846.
PATRICIA "DIANE/DIANA" (LEGGITT)
Born: 02-18-1947, in Phoenix, Arizona
Died: 08-09-2005, in Dallas, Texas
Memorial services for Patricia Diane/Diana (Leggitt) Coldiron, 58, of
Wills Point, Texas were held Friday, 08/12/2005, at Hiett’s LyBrand
Funeral Home Chapel, Wills Point, Texas with Rev. John Turner
officiating. She grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, where she graduated from
Maryvale High School. After two years of further education, she became a
licensed vocational nurse. She moved to Texas in 1980, and to Wills
Point, Van Zandt County, Texas in 1998. She was employed at Crestwood
Nursing Home in Wills Point, Texas as an LVN. She married Michael B.
Coldiron 08/19/1983. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oliver
Edward and Teauta Fae Leggitt; and brother, Robert Eugene Compton.
Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law, Edward and Pam Molina,
Fruitvale, Texas; and Corey Molina, Dallas, Texas; daughter and
son-in-law, Dara and Michael Reece, Dallas, Texas; sisters and
brother-in-law, Linda and Stan Brooks, Phoenix, Arizona; and Sandra (Leggitt)
Parrish (MHS; 1967), Quinlan, Texas; and grandchildren, Breanna,
Jonathon, Christina, Allison, Aidan, Annabell and Sonora. Published in
the Van Zandt Newspapers on 08/14-15/2005.
Diana attended Carl Hayden (CHHS) high school during her freshman year.
GARY LYNN (LONG) DAVIS
Born: 02-10-1947, in Carlsbad, New Mexico
Died: 01-03-1970, at 22 years of age, in Vietnam.
Gary was in active military duty in the U.S.Army, Co.B, 3.INF, 11.Lt.INF.BDE
Rank: CPL-E4-Army-Selective Service.
Medals: Gary was awarded a Bronze Star Medal and a Purple Heart.
Results of wounds suffered from "totally surrounding force." Ambushed by enemy
from positions established during Vietnam cease fire. His tour of duty began
08-08-1969. He was in 11th Light Infantry Brigade that won fame at Guadalcanal;
he was selected and brought from the jungle to attend comedian Bob Hope's
Christmas show, meeting astronaut Neil Armstrong, sitting in 2nd row behind the
wounded. Men from jungle outposts had 2nd best seats; prior to that, he was 6
weeks without a change of clothes. His casualty was in Quang Ngai, South
Vietnam, hostile, died of wounds, ground casualty, related to multiple
fragmentation wounds. His body was recovered. His religious preference was
Protestant. He is respectfully honored on the
Vietnam Wall National Monument in
Washington, D.C., his placement on the wall is panel # Panel 15W, Line # 121. He
is also remembered on the
Arizona Vietnam Wall
(located across from the Arizona State Capitol Building in Wesley Bolin Park).
In coming to Arizona in 1958, he lived at 5715 West Pierson, Phoenix, Arizona,
USA 85031. He was a charter member of Epworth Methodist Church; and later
considered himself a non-denominational Christian. He greatly admired and hoped
to become an evangelist, like Billy Graham. Gary attended Carl Hayden (CHHS)
high school during his freshman year. He was a member of the wrestling team
freshman and sophomore years. At 14, motorcycling was his chief interest. He
attended J.F.Long Elementary school, MHS; 1965, Glendale Community College,
1969. He is loved and missed by his Mother Wonda Davis-Long, Father Johnnie
Hamilton Davis, brother Dennis Long, CHHS; 1964, sisters Denise, and Teresa
"Gail" (Long) Belger, MHS; 1968, of Carlsbad New Mexico, Uncle Tom and Aunt
Cecilia Davis of Las Vegas, Nevada, and life-long friend, Sundie (Demet)
Vredenburg, MHS; 1965, of Missouri. Sundie has shared a copy of an article about
Gary, titled: "It Looks Like the Best Yet..." by Taber Collins, from the
"Maryvale Star" Newspaper, dated 01/03/1970. Interment at: Resthaven Park
Cemetery, 6290 West Northern Avenue, Glendale, Arizona 85301; gravesite
location: Section 2, Block 28, Lot 7, Space 2.
DAVID CHARLES MARLOWE
Born: 06-11-1944, in Cleveland, Ohio
Died: 03-24-2005, at age 60, in Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona
David C. Marlowe was born on 06/11/1944, in Cleveland, Ohio, to William Albert
Marlowe of Allegheny, Pennsylvania, and Mary Duffield (McCafferty) Marlowe
(Born: East Liverpool, Ohio); both parents deceased in Phoenix, Arizona. David
C. Marlowe 60, of Prescott, died Thursday 03/24/2005 in Prescott. David is also
preceded in death by his brother, James Clifford Marlowe, MHS; 1965, deceased
08/28/2004. David retired from Honeywell in Phoenix, Arizona. David is survived
by his wife K. Kay Marlowe of Prescott, Arizona; son Kevin Marlowe of Memphis,
Tennessee; daughter Becky Spires of Phoenix, Arizona; brother Bill Marlowe of
Ogden, Utah; and five grandchildren. Visitation and services were held Tuesday
03/29/2005, at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 West Thunderbird Road Peoria,
Arizona, with burial at Resthaven Park Cemetery, 6290 West Northern Avenue,
Glendale, Arizona 85301; Section 13, Block 53, Lot 3, Space 2. David's gravesite
is near both his parents gravesites: his Dad, William Albert Marlowe (dob:
10/06/1917-dod: 06/12/1982), and his Mom, Mary M. Marlowe (dod: 01/31/1997),
Section 13, Block 53, Lot 2, Space 4. In lieu of flowers, the family request
that donations be made to:
Hospice Family Care Foundation of Prescott, 100 East Sheldon, Prescott,
Arizona 86301, (928) 541-1740. Services entrusted to Heritage Memory Mortuary.
David last resided in Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona USA.
JAMES "Jim" CLIFFORD MARLOWE
Born: 05-29-1945, in Cleveland, Ohio
Died: 08-28-2004, at age 59, in Peoria, Maricopa County, Arizona
James is a U.S.Navy, Vietnam Veteran.
James C. Marlowe, passed away Saturday, 08/28/2004. Jim was born on 05/29/1945,
in Cleveland, Ohio, to William Albert Marlowe of Allegheny, PA. and Mary
Duffield (McCafferty) Marlowe (Born: East Liverpool, Ohio); both parents
deceased in Phoenix, Arizona. Jim was an electrician for 21 years at St.
Joseph's Hospital. He is a Vietnam Veteran who proudly served in the U.S. Navy.
Jim is survived by his loving wife of 19 years Laurie Marlowe; brothers David
Charles Marlowe, MHS;1965 (deceased 03/24/2005) of Prescott, Arizona, and Bill
Marlowe of Ogden, Utah, and their families. A memorial service was held on
Friday, 09/03/2004 at Heritage Funeral Chapel, 6830 West Thunderbird Road,
Peoria, Arizona, 623-974-3671. In lieu of flowers, remembrances in Jim's name
may be given to: XEN Research, c/o Dr.
Stephen Flitman, 21st Century Neurology, at
Institute, 500 West Thomas Road, Suite 670, Phoenix, Arizona 85013.
Published in The Arizona Republic newspaper on 9/01-02/2004. James last resided
in Peoria, Maricopa County, Arizona USA 85381. Jim's brother, David Charles
Marlowe's interment is at Resthaven Park Cemetery, 6290 West Northern Avenue,
Glendale, Arizona 85301; Section 13, Block 53, Lot 3, Space 2, which is nearby
their parents gravesites; Father, William Albert Marlowe (dob: 10/06/1917-dod:
06/12/1982), and Mother, Mary M. Marlowe (dod: 01/31/1997), Section 13, Block
53, Lot 2, Space 4.
LANE CARLTON McDOWELL
Lane attended Carl Hayden (CHHS) high school during his freshman year.
He was in the Junior Varsity and the Varsity marching bands all 4 years.
He was in the science club his freshman year, and gun club and
gymnastics during his senior class year. Lane last resided in Arizona.
JAMES "JIM" LEE MICKLE
Died: 11-26-1970, Thanksgiving Day. Jim is a Vietnam Veteran. Jim
was thrown from his motorcycle, due to a car that had suddenly stopped
in front of him at 55th Ave. and Osborn Rd. Jim participated in the
Photography Club during his soph. yr., and was a photographer for the
Panther Tracks during his soph. and junior class yrs. He last resided in
ROSS ARTHUR O'SHAUGHNESSY
Ross attended Carl Hayden (CHHS) high school during his freshman and
participated in the Junior Varsity band. His sister is Sharon Anne
O'Shaughnessy, MHS; 1964. His brother is Earl O'Shaughnessy, MHS; 1966. Ross
last resided in Liberty, Pickens County, South Carolina USA 29657.
JENNIFER "Jen" ELLEN (PURSLEY) AYMAMI/McGURREN
Mother's Day, from a horseback riding accident. Jen was the 1st/first
Nurse-Paramedic in Arizona. She trained the first firefighters to become
paramedics in Arizona. Jen was a member of the Masque and Gavel/Drama Club
during her senior yr. "Dino" was a the main project of the drama division of
Masque and Gavel Club. It was the 1st winter production to be presented at MHS
and boasted 2 casts because of the immense turnout at tryouts. Jen played the
female lead role of "Shirley" the girlfriend, in Cast "B." She is survived
by her daughter, Denice Kathleen.
Reed, Class of '65 Passed in 2012, Winslow, Az."
ROBERT "BRUCE" REIMCHE
Died: 04-1989 from complications of diabetes.
Bruce was a father, artist and musician/songwriter. He went by his
middle name, and signed his name "R. Bruce Reimche" because he shared
the same first name, with his father. He married Nancy J. Stefaniak, who
gave birth to their two sons; Jason was born on Independence Day,
07-04-1970; and his brother was born 01-24-1977. My father had a great
interest in the arts; primarily loving music and painting. Sculpting and
drawing were earlier loves. He was truly a multimedia artist. After
several non-fulfilling jobs my father eventually became a
hairstylist/barber. My mother was also a barber; and in time, they both
went into business together. The Palace Haircutters was in business from
1982 until 2000, when my mother (now remarried) decided to retire.
(*statement provided by: Jason T. Reimche) Prior to MHS, in 1961-62,
Bruce attended Carl Hayden (CHHS) high school his freshman year. During
Bruce's senior year he participated in Advanced Art; and the Art club in
both his sophomore and senior years. His senior year he was in Masque
and Gavel Club~portraying the role of Tom Corbett in the play 'Courtship
of Eddie's Father.' Bruce was also in Arts Council in his senior year.
Bruce was the recipient of the Scholastic Art Award his senior year. Ron
Hartung, MHS; 1964 stated: "Bruce was the funniest guy I ever knew, he
was my best friend." His son Jason has recordings of most of his
father's songs. Memorial service for Bruce, were attended by hundreds of
friends and family, whose lives he touched. It was held where he
resided, in Flagstaff, Coconino County, Arizona.
RAYMOND "Ray" RIVARD
Ray attended Carl Hayden (CHHS) high school during his freshman year.
His sister is Carolyn Rivard, CHHS; 1962.
WILLIAM "Billy" SCOTT SLOCUM
Died: 11-27-1967, in Vietnam.
Billy was in active military duty in the US Army.
Rank: PFC - E3 - Selective Service.
He was in the 25th Infantry Division.
His tour of duty began on 09-04-1967.
Casualty was on 11-27-1967, in Tay Ninh, South Vietnam.
Billy was a hostile ground casualty that was related to gun, small arms fire.
His body was recovered.
He is respectfully honored on the
Vietnam Wall National Monument
in Washington, D.C., his place on the Wall is Panel #30E, Line #99.
He is also remembered on the
Billy was awarded a Purple Heart.
His sister is Ramona Slocum, MHS; 1969. Interment at: Greenwood Memory Lawn
Cemetery, 2300 West Van Buren Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85009; gravesite
location: Section 44, Block 42, Lot 3, Space 10.
WAYNE "Mike" MICHAEL SNODGRASS
Mike is a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp.
Mike attended Carl Hayden (CHHS) high school during his freshman year. Mike
participated in biology and band during his sophomore class year. Mike's
sister is Susan (Snodgrass) Skipper, CHHS/MHS; 1964. On 07/06/2005, Susan
shared that her brother Michael Snodgrass was murdered, June 23, 1989 at his
place of work. The assailant shot him in the head and his murder remains
DAVID "Dave" CHARLES SPINKER
Born: 07-04-1947, in Elgin, Illinois
Died: 11-13-2005, at 58 years of age, in Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona.
Dave is a Veteran of the United States Air Force.
David Charles Spinker, joined the Lord 11/13/2005 after a long and
courageous battle with his heart. Dave was born in Elgin, Illinois and moved
to Arizona where he resided most of his life. In 1961-62, Dave participated
in freshman basketball, baseball, and football (wearing jersey # 64), at
CHHS. In 1962-63 and 1963-64, Dave was a member of the "M" Club and the MHS
Varsity football team, wearing jersey # 63. Dave was a member of student
council during both his junior and senior years. Dave was married to the
love of his life for 36 years, Linda (Friend) Spinker, MHS; 1965. He was an
exceptional Dad to Michael Spinker and Kelly (Phillip) Spinker-Lind. Dave's
love for life was reinforced by his grandchildren Victoria, Tiffany, Kooper
and Konner. He was also survived by his brothers Michael "Mike" Spinker, MHS;
1969, and James "Jim" Spinker, CHHS; 1963, and his best friend Steve. Dave
left so many memories and good times with his family and friends that his
legacy will live in our hearts forever. He worked as an Operations Manager
for Star Roofing where he developed some wonderful friendships with John
Plescia and the rest of "the Guys." We will miss his sense of humor and his
way of making us feel safe. Dave's friends will certainly miss the golf
games, poker parties, and PB beach time visiting. A special thank you to Dr.
Eric Steidley, a Cardiologist at Mayo Clinic, and the nurses who made his
frequent visits enjoyable. Viewing services were held at the Heritage
Funeral Chapel at 6830 West Thunderbird Road, Friday, 11/18/2005. Services
were held at Heritage Funeral Chapel Saturday, 11/19/2005. Published in The
Arizona Republic on 11/17/2005.
DAVID E. SPITALNY
David graduated with Distinction Honors; being 1 of 31 top seniors in
the 1965 graduating class. David attended Carl Hayden (CHHS) high school
during his freshman year. David's Mother is Justine E. Spitalny (born:
01/21/1913 ~ died: 10/1995). The Justine E. Spitalny Elementary School
(Cartwright Elementary School District, located on 47th Avenue and
Osborn Road, Phoenix, Arizona) is named after her. David last resided in
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona USA 85051.
BARBARA LEIGH THRASHER
Barbara attended Carl Hayden (CHHS) high school during her freshman year.
She was a member of Girl's Athletic Association (GAA) during her sophomore,
junior, and senior years. She was a member of Tri-Hi-Y and Girls' League her
sophomore year. Barbara's sisters are; Carol Thrasher, MHS; 1964 and Joy
Thrasher, MHS; 1967.
JAMES "Jim" ERNEST VENTURI
Born: approx. 1947
Died: 09-07-2005, at age 59, in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.
Jim was a member of the Drama (aka: Masque and Gavel) Club during 1964-65,
his senior year, at MHS. In the fall of 1964, they presented "Dino." It
was the 1st full-length drama ever presented at MHS. Because of the
large turnout at tryouts, two separate casts presented the play. Jim
portrayed the lead role of Dino Falcaro, in Cast B. The drama "Dino" is
also known as "Killer Dino" in the United Kingdom. The play is about an
Italian boy from the slums, Dino Falcaro's life. He was a murderer at
age 12, a convict at 13, and an outcast to society at 18, who was sent
to prison to pay his debt to society. With the help of a young beautiful
social worker, Shirley (who becomes his girlfriend), he becomes more
adjusted to society. He realizes that his former environment and
neighborhood were the major causes of his problems, and works together
with Shirley, for the good of each other. Jim's funeral arrangements
were entrusted to Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services Maryvale
Chapel, 6901 W. Indian School Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85003, (602)
846-1914. Funeral services took place in Illinois. Published in The
Arizona Republic on 09/10/2005.
ROBERT "Bob" LOUIS VOGELPOHL
Died: 06-03-1990, in an auto accident.
Bob was a 20+ years U.S. Navy, Vietnam Veteran.
Bob attended Carl Hayden (CHHS) high school during his freshman year;
participating on the Junior Varsity track team. Bob was a member of the
science club during his sophomore year, and played on the MHS Varsity
baseball team his senior year. His sisters are Mary Vogelpohl, MHS; 1967,
and Patricia Vogelpohl, MHS; 1967. His brothers are John Vogelpohl, MHS;
1968, and William Vogelpohl, MHS; 1972.
ALAN K. WEIDNER
In 1963-64, Alan attended MHS during his junior class year.
Alan last resided in Surprise, Maricopa County, Arizona 85374.