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Obituaries for May 3, 2001

James O. Bellamy

James O. Bellamy, 71, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local hospital. A nutritionist, he was born Sept. 22, 1929, in Seattle.

He is survived by his wife, Olga; three daughters, Cindy, Michaelina and Melodie; five sons, Tony, Reno, Bo, Mark and James Jr.; 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled 6-8 p.m. today in Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd. Services will be 9:30 a.m. Friday in Guardian Angel Cathedral, 302 Cathedral Way. Burial will follow at 11 a.m. Friday in Palm Memorial Park, Northwest.

Doris 'Candy' Brandt

Doris "Candy" Brandt, 75, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospital. She was born June 13, 1925, in Pomona, Calif. A resident for 37 years, she was a retired owner and co-founder of Silver State Packaging/Charisma Design.

She is survived by one daughter, Carol Brandt of Las Vegas; two sons, Mark Robert Brandt of Las Vegas and Kevin Scott Brandt of Fort Collins, Colo.; one sister, Evelyn Rodgers of California; one brother, Carroll Raymond Martin of Wyoming; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was scheduled at 3 p.m. today at Shadow Hills Baptist Church, 7811 Vegas Drive. Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., handled arrangements.

The family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society, 1325 E. Harmon Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89119, or American Lung Association, 3375 Glen Ave., No. 7, Las Vegas, NV 89121.

William Merle Carey

William Merle Carey, 73, of Las Vegas died Monday in a local hospital. He was born Sept. 15, 1927, in Newark, N.J. A resident for eight years, he was a retired as computer engineer after 40 years at General Electric and was a World War II Navy veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce B.; one daughter, Barbara Carey-Johnson of Henderson; one son, Brian M. Carey of Raleigh, N.C.; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday in Green Valley Presbyterian Church, 1798 Wigwam Parkway, Henderson. Nevada Funeral Service-Nevada Cremation or Burial Society, 2983 Fremont St., is handling arrangements.

The family suggests donations to the Family Home Hospice, 1701 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89102.

E. Christine Cormany

E. Christine Cormany, 82, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospice. She was born April 19, 1919, in Canada. A resident for 13 years, she was a retired assistant in the field of optometry and a member of the Whippet Dog Breeders Association.

She is survived by one son, Forrest Cormany of Riverside, Calif.; one sister, Isabelle Sopocko of Cameron Park, Calif.; one brother, Lawrence Young of Algona, Iowa.

A memorial service will be 7 p.m. Monday in Green Meadows Home Care, 1804 LaVerne Circle, Las Vegas. Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St., is handling arrangements.

William M. Custer

William M. Custer, 54, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. He was born June 5, 1946, in San Jose, Calif. A resident for 30 years, he was a roofer and a Vietnam War Navy veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Suzanne; one son, Kelly Custer of Las Vegas; and his father, Richard L. Custer of Scott Bar, Calif.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City. Affordable Cremation and Burial Service, 2457 N. Decatur Blvd., is handling arrangements.

Philip Garofalo

Philip Garofalo, 79, of Las Vegas died Monday in a local hospital. He was born June 25, 1921, in Brooklyn, N.Y. A resident for nine years, he was a retired state government painter and a World War II Army veteran.

He is survived by one daughter, Joyce Cifarella of Las Vegas; one son, Phil Garofalo Jr. of Toms River, N.J.; one brother, Frank Garofalo of Las Vegas; two sisters, Dorothy Cosenza of New York, and Francis Montaperto of Staten Island, N.Y.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation was scheduled 1-5 p.m. today in Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday in Palm Chapel, Jones. Graveside services will be 12:30 p.m. Friday in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City.

Boyce Wayne Gire

Boyce Wayne Gire, 56, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in a local hospital. He was born April 22, 1945, in Loma Linda, Calif. A resident for one year, he was a retired teacher and a coach and a member of Promise Keepers.

He is survived by two daughters, Candace Vece and Jacqueline Gire, and two sons, Boyce Randall Gire and Robert Gire, all of Las Vegas; one brother, Robert Gire of Lodi, Calif.; two sisters, Marilyn Dorrance of Rancho Mirage, Calif., and Diane Thorp of Fontana, Calif.; five grandchildren.

Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd., is handling arrangements.

The family suggests donations to the ALS Foundation, 2245-D Renaissance Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89119.

Wesley H. Greenhill

Wesley H. Greenhill, 86, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. He was born May 7, 1914, in Arkansas. A resident for 46 years, he was an engineer, a World War II Army veteran, a member of Butterflies Square and the American Legion and a retired member of Operating Engineers Local 501.

He is survived by three sons, Lyn Greenhill of Sacramento, Larry Greenhill of Reno and Lyle Greenhill of Las Vegas; one daughter, Linda Renshaw of Phoenix; one sister, Francis Roney of Hesperia, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Monday in Davis Paradise Valley Funeral Home, 6200 S. Eastern Ave. A luncheon at 2485 W. Wigwam Road will follow the service. Burial will be in Paradise Memorial Gardens.

Harriet S. Handley

Harriet S. Handley, 78, of Pahrump died Monday in a local hospice. She was born June 17, 1922, in Chicago. A resident for 57 years, she was a homemaker, a member of the Eastern Star-Southgate Chapter 18 and Stardust Chapter 32, El Giza Temple 139 and Daughters of the Nile.

She is survived by one daughter, Lucinda Van Horn of Las Vegas; one stepdaughter, Rose Bourdeau of Palmer, Alaska; two stepsons, Charles Handley of Las Vegas and Bill Handley of Seattle; one sister, Mary Butler Goodier of Sacramento; and eight grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Friday in Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Park.

The family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society, 1325 E. Harmon Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89119.

Harriet Lomira Honey

Harriet Lomira Honey, 62, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in a local hospital. She was born March 23, 1939, in Nanticoke, Pa. A resident for 15 years, she was an accountant and a member of the Relief Society of the LDS Church and served in the Primary organization.

She is survived by one son, Kerry Honey of Las Vegas.

Visitation is scheduled 5-7 p.m. Friday in Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Additional visitation will be one hour prior to 4 p.m. services Saturday in the LDS Christy and Kell chapel. Burial will be in New York.

George H. Hunter

George H. Hunter, 86, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in a local care center. He was born Jan. 12, 1915, in Falls Church, Va. A resident for 20 years, he retired as president and business manager of Globe-Mackay Cable and Radio Corp., was a member of the Rotary Club overseas and in Hawaii and Elks Lodge 616 in Hawaii.

He is survived by his wife, Kristina K. Hunter of Falls Church; one daughter, Gale Modica of New York state; one sister, Inez Orelli of Arizona; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled at 11 a.m. today in Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., followed by burial in Palm Valley View Memorial Park.

The family suggests donations to the Nathan Adelson Hospice, 4141 S. Swenson St., Las Vegas, NV 89119.

Charles K. Margraf

Charles K. Margraf, 88, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in a local health care center. He was born Aug. 7, 1912, in Chicago. A resident for 16 years, he was a retired truck driver and a World War II Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred; three sons, Charles Margraf of Corpus Christi, Texas, Thamas Margraf of Las Vegas and Michael Margraf of Phoenix; one daughter, Louise Diaz of Phoenix; two sisters, Emily Degraf of Florida and Ann Blumberg of Palatine, Ill.; and one grandchild.

A memorial service was scheduled at 9:30 a.m. today in Affordable Cremation and Burial Service, 2457 N. Decatur Blvd.

Magdalene Matthews

Magdalene Matthews, 89, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. She was born June 5, 1911, in Trinidad, West Indies. A resident for 37 years, she was a retired tailor in the men's clothing industry.

She is survived by six daughters, Marion DiMarco of Toronto, Jean Allum of Grass Valley, Calif., Beverly Young of Howell Township, N.J., Kay Tang Hap of Trinidad and Theresa Chong Tai and Diana Coscia, both of Las Vegas; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled noon until 2 p.m. services Sunday in Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave.

The family suggests donations to the Nathan Adelson Hospice, 4141 S. Swenson St., Las Vegas, NV 89119.

Spc. Larry T. Mossalli

Spc. Larry T. Mossalli, 28, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in Italy. A resident for two years, he was a truck driver and an active-duty Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Kristen; four daughters, Jera Ann Mossalli, Loren Mossalli and Marissa Mossalli, all of Vincenza, Italy, and Kiana Zastoopil of East Grand Forks, Minn.; his mother Arline Attar, and his stepfather, Najib Mossalli, both of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; two sisters, Nawell Mossalli of Baton Rouge, La., and Marriam Mossalli of Jeddah; one brother, Hisham Mossali of Baton Rouge; and his grandparents, Dee and Inez Martinez of Las Vegas.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd.

Michael Douglas Nelson

Michael Douglas Nelson, 55, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. He was born March 13, 1946, in Chicago. A resident for one year, he was a telephone cable repairman, a Vietnam War Marine Corps veteran and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; one son, Robert Nelson of Las Vegas; two daughters, Jessica Nelson of Las Vegas and Suzanne Czarnecki of Henderson; one brother, Chuck Vlad, and one sister, Siri Vlad, both of Spring Hill, Fla.

Visitation is scheduled 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. services today in Davis Paradise Valley Funeral Home, 6200 S. Eastern Ave. Burial will be private.

Carl O.M. Olson

Carl O.M. Olson, 78, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospital. He was born Dec. 17, 1922, in Minneapolis. A resident for five years, he was a retired real estate broker and developer, a World War II Marine Corps veteran and a member of the Shriners.

He is survived by his wife, Delores M.; one daughter, Candy Olson of Agoura, Calif.; two sons, Todd Olson of Los Angeles and Scott Olson of Aurora, Colo.; three sisters, Rien Hildfrederikson, Violet Dolan and Grace Edwardson, all of Minneapolis; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 6 p.m. Saturday in Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave.

The family suggests donations to Shriners Children's Hospital, 3160 Geneva St., Los Angeles, CA 90020.

Evelyn Leavitt Plumb

Evelyn Leavitt Plumb, 83, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. She was born Nov. 10, 1917, in Ohio. A resident for five years, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Robert; one son, Martin Levitt of California; and three grandchildren.

No local services are scheduled. Hites Funeral Services, 438 W. Sunset Road, Henderson, is handling arrangements.

The family suggests donations to Temple Beth Sholom, 10700 Havenwood Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89135.

Wilburn O. Richter

Wilburn O. Richter, 81, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in a local hospital. He was born Aug. 29, 1919, in Dayton, Ky. A resident for 31 years, he was a retired tile setter.

He is survived by one son, Wayne Richter, and one daughter, Arlene Chrisman, both of Las Vegas; one sister, Edith Brown, and one brother, Melvin Richter, both of Kentucky; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd., is arranging private services.

Gail Rios

Gail Rios, 53, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in Las Vegas. She was born April 14, 1947. A resident for four years, she was an marketing saleswoman.

She is survived by one son, Cliff Rios; her mother, Selma Rosen; and one brother, Richard Rosen.

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

Allen D. Ruter

Allen D. Ruter, 52, of Henderson died Monday in a local hospital. He was born Sept. 4, 1948, in Corning, N.Y. A resident for four years, he was a college administrator and Vietnam War Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Judith; two sons, Joshua Ruter of Henderson and Jed Ruter of Macungie, Pa.; two stepsons, Matt Hartung of Charlotte, N.C., and Scott Hartung of Henderson; his parents, Edward R. and Madeline H. Ruter of Addison, N.Y.; one sister, Janice Kennedy of Rochester, N.Y.; and three brothers, Ronald Ruter of Corning, Robert Ruter of Avon, N.Y., and Gerald Ruter of Baltimore.

A memorial service will be 7 p.m. today in University United Methodist Church, 4412 S. Maryland Parkway. Palm Mortuary, 800 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson, is handling arrangements.

Grace 'Auntie Gracie' Smith

Grace "Auntie Gracie" Smith, 71, of Pahrump died Monday in a local hospital. She was born Aug. 24, 1929, in Boston. A resident for five months, she was a homemaker, a member of the Eastern Star and Alanon.

She is survived by two sisters, Gladys Larrabee of Pahrump and Thelma Moore of Liberty, Texas; and one brother, Leonard Helie of Pahrump.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. Burial will follow in Palm Valley View Memorial Park.

Moses Moreno Torres

Moses Moreno Torres, 64, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in a local hospice. He was born Feb. 11, 1937, in Sloan. A resident for 64 years, he was a retired landscape owner-operator and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife, Grace; one daughter, Eva Frazier, four sons, Simon M. Torres, Steven Robert Torres, Alex Torres and Daniel Torres, one brother, John M. Torres, and five sisters, Maria J. Torres, Amalia T. Johnson, Marylou Bernier, Rosa T. Martinez and Consuelo T. Roybal, all of Las Vegas; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation was scheduled 1 p.m. until a 6 p.m. rosary today in Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave. Mass will be celebrated 1 p.m. Friday in St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church, 1111 Michael Way. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Woodlawn Cemetery.

The family suggests donations to the Nathan Adelson Hospice, 4141 S. Swenson St., Las Vegas, NV 89119.

Janis D. Verley

Janis D. Verley, 46, of Henderson died Tuesday in a local hospital. She was born June 1, 1954, in Austin, Texas. A resident for 31 years, she was a secretary at Fay Galloway and Beatty Elementary schools in Henderson.

She is survived by her husband, Lawrence M.; one son, Jeffrey Pierce of Truckee, Calif.; her mother and stepfather, Maydene and William J. Prather of Lindale, Texas; her stepmother, Betty Younger of Las Vegas; three sisters, Jorja Jo Carroll and Brandy Vaughn, both of Las Vegas and Judy L. Hanson of Henderson.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday in Palm Mortuary, 800 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson.

Ruben Levy Webb

Ruben Levy Webb, 87, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in Las Vegas. He was born Feb. 16, 1914, in Haifa, Israel. A resident for 11 years, he owned and operated a jewelry polishing company.

He is survived by two sons, Morton Webb of New Jersey and Michael Levy Webb of Las Vegas; two sisters, Vera Levy and Fay Cohen, both of California; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday in King David Memorial Chapel and Cemetery, 2697 Eldorado Lane. Burial will follow in Palm Valley View Memorial Park.

The family suggests donations to the Chabad of Southern Nevada.

Ernest Lamar Wheelwright Jr.

Ernest Lamar Wheelwright Jr., 61, of Las Vegas died Monday in a local hospice. He was born Nov. 28, 1939, in Ohio. A resident for 16 years, he was a retired National Football League player, an Army paratrooper and a member of the Screen Actors Guild.

He is survived by his wife, Audrey; two sons, Ernest Wheelwright III of Columbus, Ohio, and Eric Wheelwright of Irvine, Calif.; two daughters, Regina Hill and Leslie Hill, both of Las Vegas; one brother, Robert Wheelwright of New York; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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

Douglas Jerome White Jr.

Douglas Jerome White Jr., 11, of Henderson died Sunday in a local hospital. He was born Jan. 20, 1990, in Antioch, Calif. A resident for 2 1/2 years, he was a student.

He is survived by his mother, Shawana Williams, and one brother, Jonte Morris, both of Las Vegas; and his two grandmothers, Emma White of Pittsburg, Calif., and Sue Hurst of Vallejo, Calif.

No local services are scheduled. Services and burial will be in California. Nevada Funeral Service-Nevada Cremation or Burial Society, 2983 Fremont St., is handling arrangements.

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