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Obituaries for Feb. 2, 1999

Jose Antonio Azcarate, 76, of Las Vegas died Friday. A waiter, he was born Aug. 7, 1922, in Panama City, Panama.

He is survived by his wife, Carrie; five sons, Rick, Roberto, Kim and Eric, all of Las Vegas, and Tonita of Panama City; two daughters, Annette and Patricia Barrett of Las Vegas; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation will continue until 7 p.m. today in Harrison-Ross Mortuaries, 2071 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Harrison-Ross Mortuaries. Burial will be private.

Murray Bucher

Murray Bucher, 83, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospital. He was born Aug. 19, 1915, in Poland. a resident for 10 years, he was an immigration agent for the federal government and a World War II Army veteran.

He is survived by one brother, Louie Bucher of New Jersey; and two sisters, Elsie Rubenstein of New Jersey and Doris Levine of Las Vegas.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City. Desert Memorial Cremation and Burial Society, 1111 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is handling arrangements.

Clarence C. Detrie Jr.

Clarence C. Detrie Jr., 68, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospital. He was born Jan. 20, 1931, in Wisconsin. A resident for 17 years, he was an aircraft maintenance worker.

He is survived by three sons, Michael Detrie, Steven Detrie and Paul Detrie; three daughters, Lynn Detrie, Julie Detrie and Tina Ream; and 12 grandchildren.

Desert Memorial Cremation and Burial Society, 1111 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is handling arrangements.

John J. Getler

John J. Getler, 75, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local health care center. He was born July 17, 1923, in New York City. A resident for 42 years, he was a retired Sands hotel bellman for 33 years and a World War II Navy veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Georgine B.; two sons, Terrence L. Getler and Kevin B. Getler, and two daughters, Christine E. Yenchek of Colleen M. Adams, all of Las Vegas; and seven grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. services Wednesday in Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave. Services will be 9 a.m. Thursday in St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church, 1111 Michael Way. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City.

The family suggests donations to Safe Nest Women's Shelter, P.O. Box 43264, Las Vegas, NV 89116.

Harold E. Humphries

Harold E. Humphries, 45, of Las Vegas died Friday in Las Vegas. He was born May 11, 1953, in Copiague, N.Y. A resident for eight years, he was a retired medical assistant.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two sons, Anthony Weeks of San Diego and Joseph Weeks of San Diego; one daughter, Millissia Milburn of Central Point, Ore.; six brothers, Kevin Humphries of Red Hook, N.Y., Warren Humphries and Gene Holochwost, both of Andrews, N.C., Victor Humphries of Murphy, N.C., John Humphries of Marble, N.C., and Joseph Humphries of Dalton, Ga.; three sisters, Pamela Huett of Hayesville, N.C., and Venus Humphries and Verona Humphries, both of Dalton; and five grandchildren.

Affordable Cremation and Burial Service, 2457 N. Decatur Blvd., is handling arrangements.

The family suggests donations to St. Jude's Research for Children, Memphis, Tenn.

Vincent LoBiondo

Vincent LoBiondo, 89, of Las Vegas died Saturday in Las Vegas. He was born Nov. 6, 1909, in New York City. A resident for seven years, he was a mechanic for the New York City Transit Authority, a welder for Todd and Bushy Shipyards and a repairman for the Pennsylvania Railroad.

He is survived by one son, Jack LoBiondo of Las Vegas; one daughter, Theresa R. Larson of Bullhead City, Ariz.; one sister, Kitty Guzzardo of North Babylon, N.Y.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in Davis Funeral Home, 2127 W. Charleston Blvd. Davis Paradise Valley Funeral Home, 6200 S. Eastern Ave., is handling arrangements.

Charles A. Martenson

Charles A. Martenson, 71, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. He was born Aug. 4, 1927, in San Francisco. A resident for 20 years, he was a retired real estate salesman, a World War II Navy veteran and a member of the Disabled American Veterans.

He is survived by his wife, Zoila; and one brother, Walter Martenson of San Francisco.

Visitation is scheduled 2-7 p.m. Wednesday in Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Anne's Catholic Church, 1901 S. Maryland Parkway. Burial will follow at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in Palm Valley View Memorial Park.

Robert Joseph Maxey

Robert Joseph Maxey, 68, of Henderson died Thursday in Henderson. He was born June 25, 1930, in St. Louis. A resident for 12 years, he was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 37 years and considered the members part of his family.

He is survived by five daughters, Sherri Tiedemann of Leesville, S.C., Kathy Schroeder of Oroville, N.C., Annette Sawtelle and Osa Maxey, both of Henderson, and Julie Maxey of Casey, S.C.; three sons, Raymond Maxey of Las Vegas, Robert Maxey Jr. of Downey, Calif., and Eric Sawtelle of Oroville; three sisters, Mary "Toots" of Dowagiac, Mich., Jean of Florida and Joanne of Michigan; 23 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled at 1 p.m. today in Davis Paradise Valley Funeral Home, 6200 S. Eastern Ave.

Ruth Ann McIntosh

Ruth Ann McIntosh, 62, of Las Vegas died Jan. 24 in Las Vegas. She was born Dec. 20, 1936, in Illinois. A resident for 25 years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by three daughters, Margaret McIntosh, Susan Lofink and Barbara McIntosh, and two sons, Ben McIntosh and Charles McIntosh, all of Las Vegas; one brother, William Barker of Chicago; and five grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Davis Paradise Valley Funeral Home, 6200 S. Eastern Ave. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Thursday in Paradise Memorial Gardens.

The family suggests donations to the American Diabetes Association, 2785 E. Desert Inn Road, Suite 140, Las Vegas, NV 89121.

Norene Meyer

Norene Meyer, 80, of Boulder City died Saturday in a local hospital. She was born Jan. 20, 1919, in Lakeview, Texas. A resident for 4 1/2 years, she was a retired beauty salon operator.

She is survived by her husband, Clifton; one daughter, Janice Posey of Amarillo, Texas; four sisters, Doris Harrington of Orange, Calif., Billie Foote of Plainview, Texas, Bonnie Fager of Boulder City and Frankie Lee Robertson of Amarillo, Texas; one brother, Charles Robertson of Memphis, Tenn.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

No local services are scheduled. Palm Mortuary, 800 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson, is handling arrangements.

Harold Burton Parish

Harold Burton Parish, 73, of Las Vegas died Jan. 22 in a local hospital. He was born Feb. 23, 1925, in Oklahoma. A resident for 40 years, he was an electrician for the Department of Energy and a Navy veteran.

He is survived by one son, Vernon Ray Parish of Pahrump; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.

Visitation is scheduled 9-11 a.m. Friday in Hites Funeral Services, 438 W. Sunset Road, Henderson. Graveside services will be 11:30 a.m. Friday in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City.

LaRue Peck

LaRue Peck, 74, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local hospice. She was born Jan. 23, 1925, in Amarillo, Texas. A resident for 10 years, she was a retail sales clerk.

She is survived by her husband, Richard; one son, Richard Peck Jr.; one daughter, Deborah Truesdale; two brothers, Guy Kidd of West Covina, Calif., and Orville Kidd of Canyon Country, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

Desert Memorial Cremation and Burial Society, 1111 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is handling arrangements.

Paul 'Jimmy Valentine' Perrone

Paul 'Jimmy Valentine' Perrone, 83, of Las Vegas died Monday in a local hospital. He was born Sept. 5, 1915, in Brooklyn, N.Y. A resident for 10 years, he was a retired entertainer.

He is survived by his wife, Miriam; one son, Robert Perrone of Sacramento; one sister, Mary DiLeo of Massapequa, N.Y.; one brother, Jack Perrone of Levittown, N.Y.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Palm Memorial Park. Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd., is handling arrangements.

Yolanda L. Tirado

Yolanda L. Tirado, 76, of Las Vegas died Jan. 26 in a local hospital. She was born Nov. 23, 1922, in Puerto Rico. A resident for six years, she was a factory worker for a clothing manufacturer.

She is survived by three sons, Juan Villafane of Puerto Rico, Randy Scott of New York and Giovanni Santiago of Las Vegas; and seven grandchildren.

Desert Memorial Cremation and Burial Society, 1111 Las Vegas Blvd. North, handled arrangements.

Theresa Justina Towne

Theresa Justina Towne, 82, of Boulder City died Saturday in a local hospital. She was born Oct. 7, 1916, in Lambert, Ala. A resident for 59 years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by one daughter, Diane Mackay, and one son, Dwayne Towne, all of Las Vegas; one sister, Monika Vale of Rochester, Minn.; one brother, Julian Drombrowski of Seattle; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A prayer service will be 5:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, 1399 San Felipe Drive, Boulder City. Mass will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Andrew's. Entombment will follow in Palm Mausoleum, Boulder City. Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is handling arrangements.

The family suggests donations to the Alzheimer's Disease Association, 3441 W. Sahara Ave., Suite A-8, Las Vegas, NV 89101.

Vaun Wagner

Vaun Wagner, 71, of North Las Vegas died Sunday in North Las Vegas. She was born Feb. 11, 1927, in Whittenburg, Texas. A resident for 38 years, she was a retired special education teacher and a World War II Navy veteran.

She is survived by one daughter, Renee Frye of North Las Vegas; and three grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Palm Valley View Memorial Park. Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St., is handling arrangements.

The family suggests donations to Opportunity Village, 10 Coolidge Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89101.

Paul Robert Williams

Paul Robert Williams, 40, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospital. He was born Oct. 23, 1958, in San Francisco. A resident for 38 years, he was a plumber and pipefitter, a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 525 and a member of the Motorcycle Racing Association of Nevada.

He is survived by his wife, Tamara R.; two daughters, Lily Williams and Lindsay Williams, his parents, Roxella J. and Billy P. Williams, and one brother, Billy R. Williams, all of Las Vegas.

Services will be 4 p.m. Friday in Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd.

The family suggests contributions to the donor's favorite charity.

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