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Obituaries for March 25, 1999

Melvin A. "Dick" Arnst, 79, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in Las Vegas. He was born Dec. 29, 1919, in Plymouth, Neb. A resident for 39 years, he was a printing company owner-operator and a World War II Army veteran.

He is survived by one daughter, Vicki Ashenfelter of Henderson; one son, Dennis Arnst of Tempe, Ariz.; one brother, Ivan Arnst of Lincoln, Neb.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. services Friday in Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Burial will follow in Eden Vale Memorial Park.

The family suggests donations to the Nathan Adelson Hospice, 4141 S. Swenson St., Las Vegas, NV 89119, or the Scottish Rite Language Dyslexia Program, 2200 W. Mesquite Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89106.

Albert J. Cordaro

Albert J. Cordaro, 66, of Henderson died March 9 in Las Vegas. He was born Feb. 25, 1933, in Rochester, N.Y. A resident for 18 years, he was a retired hotel bell captain.

He is survived by his wife, Serine C.; one daughter, Amy Cordaro of Placerville, Calif.; one son, Michael Cordaro of Las Vegas; three sisters, Rose Manuel, Mary Profetta and Jean McDonald, and one brother, Ralph Cangimila, all of Rochester; and four grandchildren.

Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North, handled private arrangements.

Vincent A. Digiacomo

Vincent A. Digiacomo, 57, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in a local hospital. He was born July 27, 1941, in Buffalo, N.Y. A resident for six years, he was a retired truck driver.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda; seven daughters, Jennifer Digiacomo of Las Vegas, Bonnie Grochala and Cheryle White, both of Texas, Rose Messina and Terry Hyatt, both of Buffalo, Christine Broderick of Lockport, N.Y., and Valerie Clayton of Ransomville, N.Y.; two sons, Vincent James Digiacomo of Buffalo and Christopher Digiacomo of Kissimmee, Fla.; four brothers, Donald Digiacomo and Phillip Digiacomo, both of Los Angeles, and Bobby Digiacomo and Louie Digiacomo, both of Pasadena, Calif.; 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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

Robert Owen Fell

Robert Owen Fell, 58, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in a local hospital. He was born Nov. 15, 1940, in San Diego. A resident for 22 years, he was a retired Air Force staff sergeant and Vietnam War veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Rosemary; one daughter, Jaqueline Venable of South Dakota; five sons, Michael King, Stephen King, Charles King and Anthony King, all of England, and Mark Fell of Las Vegas; one sister, Veronica Davis of Shreveport, La.; one brother, Richard Fell of Anacortes, Wash.; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will continue until 5 p.m. today in Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St. Graveside services will be 9:30 a.m. Friday in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City.

James W. Finch

James W. Finch, 67, of Las Vegas died Friday in Las Vegas. He was born Aug. 23, 1931, in Ferndale, Mich. A resident for 21 years, he was a retired construction superintendent and a Korean War Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Helen; and one son, James D. Finch of Las Vegas.

Visitation is private. Graveside services will be 11:30 a.m. Friday in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City. Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St., is handling arrangements.

Michael E. Henroid

Michael E. Henroid, 58, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. He was born Feb. 27, 1941, in St. Louis. A resident for four months, he was a hospital administrator and an Air Force veteran.

He is survived by one son, Jeffrey Henroid of Las Vegas; his mother, Roberta Henroid of Hemet, Calif.; and one sister, Maureen Folz of Nashville, Tenn.

Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., is handling arrangements.

Winifred M. Keller

Winifred M. Keller, 77, of Chandler, Ariz., died March 17 in Ahwatukee, Ariz. She was born Oct. 9, 1921, in Detroit. A former Las Vegas resident for 21 years, she was a homemaker, a member of the Messenger Club of Las Vegas, Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary and Las Vegas Assurance League.

She is survived by one daughter, Sandy Dittrich of Independence, Ore.; two sons, Jack Keller of Tempe, Ariz., and Gary Keller of Milwaukie, Ore.; and six grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd. A private burial will follow.

The family suggests donations to the First Presbyterian Church of Las Vegas Women's Ministry, 1515 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89102.

Patty E. McCarty

Patty E. McCarty, 45, of Las Vegas, died Monday in a local hospital. She was born Aug. 26, 1953, in Wichita Falls, Texas. A resident for 27 years, she was a restaurant manager.

She is survived by her parents, Peggy and Edward McCarty of Las Vegas; two sisters, Carolyn Young of Las Vegas and Deborah Ann Strack of Etiwanda, Calif.; and one brother, Paul "Butch" Matthews of Westerville, Ohio.

A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Saturday in Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave.

Benjamin Franklin Pauling Jr.

Benjamin Franklin Pauling Jr., 80, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in Las Vegas. He was born Aug. 22, 1918, in Marlin, Texas. A resident for 18 years, he was a retired aeronautics executive and a World War II Navy veteran.

He is survived by one daughter, Tina Johnson of Las Vegas; and three grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled one hour prior to 3:30 p.m. services Friday in Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. Burial will follow in Palm Valley View Memorial Park.

The family suggests donations to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 3538, North Las Vegas, NV 89036-3538.

Jack Powers Jr.

Jack Powers Jr., 51, of Anaheim, Calif., died Saturday in Anaheim. He was born Feb. 24, 1948, in Indianapolis. A former Las Vegas resident for 28 years, he was a maintenance superintendent.

He is survived by his fiancee, Karla Klemm of Anaheim; three daughters, Kristie Powers and Tracy Powers, both of Las Vegas, and Tammy Young of Jonesboro, Texas; his stepmother, Sylvia Powers of Las Vegas; three sisters, Terry Lee Jewett of Pioche, Melody Marlow of Las Vegas and Lisa Powers of Palm Springs, Calif.; one brother, Daniel Powers, and his grandmother, Mable Sinchum, both of Las Vegas; and nine grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. services Friday in Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave. Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. Friday in Memory Gardens.

Robert C. Reynolds

Robert C. Reynolds, 80, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. He was born Nov. 2, 1918, in Flint, Mich. A resident for 46 years, he was a retired real estate appraiser for Clark County, a World War II Army veteran, a member of the Elks and Masons.

He is survived by his son, Robert C. Reynolds Jr. of Las Vegas; three sisters, Rebecca Wiens of Flint, Betty Ann Howlett of Grand Blanc, Mich., and Gladys Petersen of Creal Springs, Ill.

Visitation is scheduled noon until 2 p.m. services Friday in Davis Paradise Valley Funeral Home, 6200 S. Eastern Ave. Burial will follow in Paradise Memorial Gardens.

Charles Burdette Rice

Charles Burdette Rice, 73, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in a local hospital. He was born May 14, 1925, in New York. A resident for six months, he was a customer service representative for a manufacturing firm and a veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Winifred.

Burial will be in New York. Hites Funeral Services, 438 W. Sunset Road, Henderson, is handling arrangements.

Donald H. Roberts

Donald H. Roberts, 53, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospital. He was born Sept. 23, 1945, in San Bernardino, Calif. A resident for 23 years, he was a saw person for a metal products firm.

He is survived by his companion, Jo Ellison of Las Vegas; three sons, Donald H. Roberts Jr. of Bakersfield, Calif., Chris Roberts of Las Vegas and Devon Roberts of Florida; one daughter, Deena McIlroy of Las Vegas; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 4 p.m. Thursday in the Apostolic Church, 1665 Lindell Road. Affordable Cremation and Burial Service, 2457 N. Decatur Blvd., is handling arrangements.

Dallas Earl Scott

Dallas Earl Scott, 53, of Las Vegas died March 17 in Marion, Ill. He was born Aug. 20, 1945, in Kansas. A resident for many years, he was a welder.

He is survived by one son, Dale Earl Scott of Las Vegas; one daughter, Star Lynn Tyson, two brothers, Bill Scott and Bob Scott, and two sisters, Meredith and Connie, all of Texas; and four grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled 5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday in Hites Funeral Services, 438 W. Sunset Road, Henderson.

Rita Ann Sterling

Rita Ann Sterling, 70, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. She was born Feb. 19, 1929, in Chicago. A resident for nine years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Richard O.; five daughters, Arlene Sterling, Laura Rak, Rita Schmidt and Diane Sterling, all of Las Vegas, and Bernadette Rogers of Cape Canaveral, Fla.; one son, Richard Sterling, and one sister, Kathleen Knight, both of Chicago; and three grandchildren.

Burial will be in Illinois. Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is handling arrangements.

Shelby Ann Tijerina

Shelby Ann Tijerina, 1 day, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in a local hospital. She was born March 22, 1999, in Las Vegas.

She is survived by her parents, Melissa and Fidencio Tijerina, and her twin brother, Daniel Tijerina, all of Las Vegas; her grandparents, Maria Tijerina and Marti and Bob Bender, and her great-grandmother, Pilar Manzano, all of Las Vegas.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Christ the King Catholic Church, 4925 S. Torrey Pines Drive. Burial will follow at in Palm Memorial Park, Northwest. Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave., is handling arrangements.

The family suggests donations to St. Francis De Sales School, Shelby Memorial Tree Fund, 1111 Michael Way, Las Vegas, NV 89108.

Corey JaMal Tolson

Corey JaMal Tolson, 19, of Las Vegas died March 16 in a local hospital. He was born May 18, 1979, in Las Vegas. A lifelong resident he was a student.

He is survived by his mother, Carol L. Tolson of Las Vegas; two sisters, Tiffany L. Tolson of Las Vegas and Melanie R. Walton of Los Angeles; two brothers, Alvin L. Walton of Los Angeles and Christian Walton of San Bernardino, Calif.; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation is scheduled 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday in Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday in Palm Memorial Park.

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