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Sharon Schoffstall

Nov 30, 1952 - Nov 30, 2023

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Sun City, AZ

Sharon Lee Schoffstall, 71, of Sun City, AZ, passed away on November 25, 2023. She was born on April 24, 1952, in Chelsea, Massachusetts, to the late Neil and Evelyn (Galletta) King. Sharon was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, known for her independent spirit, loving and caring nature, and spunky personality. She had a determined attitude always fighting hard to the end, and her family meant the world to her. Sharon was a damn good cook, her culinary skills and delicious meals were cheri...Read More

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Kenneth Leon Minor

Dec 06, 1941 - Dec 20, 2023

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Sun City, AZ

Kenneth Leon Minor, 82, of West Liberty, IA, passed away on 20 December 2023 at his home in Sun City, AZ. Ken was born in Winston, MO, December 6, 1941, to Rex and Geneva Minor. The family moved to West Liberty, Iowa when he was a young child. Ken attended school in a nearby one room schoolhouse north of West Liberty through 8th grade and West Liberty High School, graduating in 1960. After high school, he served in the Army reserves after completing basic training in Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Ken worked many jobs, mostly for local farmers, before purchasing his first farm on which he raised hogs, corn and soybeans for over 50 years, until his passing. On 2 June 1963, Ken married Linda (Goodsell) of Greene, Iowa. They were married 57 years, living in West Liberty, until her passing in 2020. Ken was a member of the West Liberty Lion’s Club, West Liberty Golf and Country Club, and the West Liberty School Board where he served as Vice President. He was an avid traveler, enjoyed Friday nights at the Country Club, attended Hawkeye football games (he and Linda were season ticket holders for decades), and loved being social. His children (and Linda) would tell you that wherever they went, they always had to wait because Ken would be visiting with someone, even if it were a stranger. Ken was preceded in death by his wife Linda, his parents Rex (Pearl) Minor and Geneva (Jack) Lloyd, stepbrother Harry Lee, his uncle Don (Mary) Minor and is survived by his sons Kevin (West Liberty), Chad (League City, TX), and grandchildren Kurtis (West Liberty), Shania (Coralville) and Elena (League city, TX).

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James Albert Krobert

Aug 29, 1947 - Feb 06, 2024

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Sun City, AZ

James Albert Krobert, age 76, of Sun City, Arizona passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2024. A graveside service for James will be held Friday, March 1, 2024 from 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ 85024.

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Bernard J. Gill

Oct 28, 1934 - Feb 15, 2024

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Sun City West, AZ

Bernard J. Gill, 89, of Sun City West AZ, (formerly of Chicago IL), passed from this life on February 15, 2024. Loving husband of Nancy for 20 years. Bernie then met Ruth thru their church and spent the remainder of their lives together. Father of four, Stepfather of six, Grandfather of 22, Great Grandfather of 11, Uncle to many beloved nieces and nephews as well.  Not long after they married, Bernie and Ruth relocated from the frigid Chicago winters to AZ, where they lived for many happy, fun filled years in Sun City West. Bernie always referred to AZ as 'Paradise'. Bernie was a very generous man, contributing to many charitable organizations such as National breast cancer, St Jude's Children's Hospital, St Mary food bank, the Sisters of St Francis, and many others. He was also generous in constantly giving to those around him… from $2 Bills to children he would see in restaurants, to Flag label pins, mini flashlights and so many other thoughtful trinkets.  It brought him Joy to give to others!  He was also an avid golfer and was a longtime member at Rolling Green in Illinois and then Briarwood Country Club in Arizona. Lastly, he loved to sing, entertain and go out to dinner with family and friends.  He and Ruth participated in many performances and parties out in Sun City West, and he enjoyed every single one of them. Family and friends may gather for celebration of Bernie’s life Friday, March 1, 2024.  Camino Del Sol Funeral Home, 13738 W Camino Del Sol, Sun City West AZ 85375. 9 am viewing, 10 am Memorial Service  Burial at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery, 23015 N Cave Creek, Phoenix AZ 85024 Luncheon to follow.  

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Jerry Beal

Mar 14, 1962 - Jan 16, 2024

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Sun City, AZ

SUN CITY, AZ - Jerry Beal, 61, of Sun City, AZ, formerly of Wellsville, passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2024.He was born March 14, 1962, the son of the late Harvey L. McSwain and the late Nellie R. (Beal) Huff. In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his grandparents, Louis Beal, Naomi and Edward Murphy, Jack McSwain, and Cora McSwain. He was also preceded in death by five siblings: Gwendolyn Huff, Lula Mae Beal, Cora Beal, Arnetta J. Beal, and Harvey Lee McSwain.Survivors include his daughter, Ariel Beal of Joliet, IL; one grandson, Colby Love Beal; six siblings: Dallas (Christine) Beal of Wellsville, Vanessa (Charles) Patrick of Washington DC, Jack (Angelique) Beal of Calumet City, IL, Joseph Beale of Phoenix, AZ, Chester L. Beal, Sr. of Sun City, AZ, and George Huff, Jr. of Columbus, OH. Also surviving are a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.A memorial service will be held at 12:00 PM Saturday, February 24, 2024, at the Roberts Funeral Home, 631 Main Street in Wellsville, with Eddie Mae Murphy officiating. Family and friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.You may view this obituary and send condolences online at www.robertsfuneralhomewellsville.com.

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Rula Rompella

Oct 01, 1947 - Feb 15, 2024

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Sun City, AZ

Rula Rompella, (nee Rodanthe Papamatheakis) age 76, of Sun City, AZ was born in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. Rula went home to be with the Lord on February 15th, 2024, after a lengthy battle with cancer. She passed away at home, surrounded by her loving family. Rula was the first in her family to arrive in America and become a citizen. This opened up doors for many of her relatives to live the American dream. She was extremely proud of her heritage, of the beauty of her homeland and its people and cuisine, and was sure to let everyone she encountered know. The loves of her life were her children and grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and all her nieces and nephews. The children in her family brought her the greatest joy. Rula is survived by her daughter, Pamela Rompella-Riggin (Kenneth), her son, Peter Rompella, eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, her brothers, Manolis (Voula) Papamatheakis and George (Bonnie) Papas, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends--including a very special niece, Stefania (Maridaki) Papamatheakis. Rula is preceded in death by her mother, Stavroula (Rasidakis) Papamatheakis, father, Dimitrios Papamatheakis, and great-grandson, Ethan Christopher Manna. The wake is Friday, February 23rd from 5-9pm. A Trisagion service will be held at 8pm on Friday, February 23rd, at Sunland Memorial Park, Mortuary and Cremation Center, 15826 N Del Webb Blvd, Sun City, AZ 85351. Services will be officiated by Fr. Alexander Eliades. The funeral service will be held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Saturday, February 24th at 9:30 am. 1973 E Maryland Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85016. Follow procession to Sunland Memorial Park for gravesite service at 11am. Everyone is invited to a luncheon immediately after the service at JiMichael's Diner, 13039 N 103rd Ave., Sun City, AZ 85351.

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Thomas Christopher De Werth

Jun 26, 1958 - Feb 13, 2024

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null, AZ

Thomas Chistopher De Werth passed away on February 13, 2024, after a courageous battle against liver cancer. He was born June 26, 1958, in Phoenix, Arizona to Mary and Fred De Werth, Jr.  Tom is survived by his loving wife, Brenda, brothers Fred De Werth, III and Richard De Werth and many nephews and nieces.  His parents and brother, James De Werth, predeceased him. A celebration of life service will be held later in April with a date and time yet to be determined. Contributions in lieu of flowers can be sent to Meals on Wheels, Banner Olive Branch Senior Center, 13049 N. 103rd Ave., Sun City, AZ 85351 623-465-6000

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Ralph Cecil Dempsay

Aug 12, 1936 - Feb 11, 2024

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Sun City West, AZ

Ralph Cecil Dempsay August 12, 1936 - February 11, 2024 Ralph Cecil Dempsay, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 12, 1936, to Alpha and Elmer Dempsay in Washington County, Illinois. Ralph was one of seven siblings, raised in a rural setting where he developed his enduring love for family, faith, and the great outdoors. Ralph proudly served his country in the US Army from 1958 to 1962. When briefly stationed in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, he met the love of his life, Diane Dempsay. They were married on September 3, 1959, and shared 65 years of devoted companionship. After his military service, Ralph embarked on a successful career, working with esteemed companies such as Caterpillar, IBM, Kodak, and Danka Office Imaging. His unwavering work ethic and diverse skill set were admired by colleagues and loved ones alike. Throughout his life, Ralph found joy in various passions, including baseball, camping, hunting, fishing, and golf. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and cherished time spent in nature with his family and friends. Ralph was a man of deep faith, dedicated to his Catholic beliefs. His commitment to God and family served as a guiding light through both joyous and challenging times. He imparted valuable lessons of honesty, humility, compassion, and integrity to his children and grandchildren, leaving a lasting legacy of love and strength. In his final days, Ralph was surrounded by the love and care of his devoted family, including his wife, Diane, his children Gina, Nicole, and Jason, his grandchildren, and great-grandchild. His memory will be cherished by all who had the privilege of knowing him. A funeral service was held to honor Ralph's life in Arizona and another will be held in Illinois in May, with further details to come. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, in memory of Ralph's compassionate spirit. Ralph Cecil Dempsay will be deeply missed, but forever remembered for his unwavering love, devotion, and kindness. May he rest in eternal peace.

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Sally Kay Donnell

Jul 20, 1940 - Jan 31, 2024

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Sun City, AZ

Sally Kay Donnell, 83, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024, in Royal Oaks Life Care, Sun City, Az. Born in Alum Bank, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, on the 20th of July 1940, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Irene Bowser. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Pittsburgh State University in 1962.  She worked various nursing jobs in Pittsburgh PA, and San Jose CA until 1996 when she returned to Graduate school and earned her master’s degree in Psychology.  She then worked as a Clinical Psychologist in Sun City AZ until 2011 when she moved into Royal Oaks Life Care Community. She married the love of her life, Glenn Donnell in 1963, and they enjoyed a happy marriage for 48 years until he passed away in 2011. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandma and aunt and will be greatly missed. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her; brother, Thomas Bowser; and Grandson Joshua Donnell. Sally is survived by her son, Douglas Donnell; daughter, Joanna Donnell; grandson Samuel Donnell; sister Joyce Klingensmith; and three beloved nieces, one nephew. Sally loved spending time with all of her family, playing bridge in her younger years and bingo with friends in Royal Oaks. There will be a Celebration of Life service at 10:00 March 5th, in the Royal Oaks Chapel, in Sun City, AZ.

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Dolores E Bolt

Sep 14, 1938 - Feb 11, 2024

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Sun City, AZ

Dolores E Bolt, age 85, of Sun City, Arizona passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2024. A visitation for Dolores will be held Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at Greenwood Memory Lawn Mortuary, 719 North 27th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85009. Following the visitation will be a committal service from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85024.

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Jean Ellen Novak

Sep 22, 1951 - Feb 14, 2024

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Sun City West, AZ

Jean Ellen Novak, 72, beloved wife, stepmother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend passed away peacefully on February 14, 2024, in Sun City West following a brief illness with family by her side.  Jean was born on September 22, 1951, in Huron, South Dakota where she grew up with her parents and sister Joann.  She graduated from Disabled Children’s High School in 1969 and Sioux Falls College in 1974.  Even though Jean faced polio at a very young age prior to a vaccine, she did not let the physical limitations get in the way of her goals and aspirations.  Jean moved to Phoenix, AZ in 1979 and retired from the Southwest Gas Corporation in 1999 as a customer service agent.   She met the love of her life, Rick Novak, on St. Patrick’s day in March of 1993 and they married on March 29, 1997.  Jean was loved by all who met her and was dedicated to her family and friends.  She had a passion for traveling with many adventures in their RV visiting destinations all over the U.S.  She also had a love of the ocean and lived in a beachfront condo down in Rocky Point, Mexico for several years with her husband and kitties.   Jean had a soft spot for animals and over the years adopted several cats and always ensured the hummingbirds were well taken care of.  She was known to always keep up on the latest news going on in the world along with being witty, caring, determined, and a truly beautiful person inside and out.  She is survived by her loving husband Rick Novak of 27 years, stepson Chad (Susan) Novak, stepson Brad (Tammy) Novak, stepdaughter Chelise Novak-Matousek, stepdaughter JD (Dave) Powers, niece Katie (Mike) Madison, great nephew Dallas Madison, sister-in-law Vicky Rae Novak, and 9 grandchildren Zack, Jake, Connor, Katelynn, Elizabeth, James, Dylann, David, and Christian.  Jean was preceded in death by her parents Gordon and Esther Hook, sister Joann Kolsrud, and nephew Matt Kolsrud.  The family will have a private celebration of life on March 2, 2024.  In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Sun Cities 4 Paws Cat Rescue, 11129 W. Michigan Ave Suite 1 Youngtown, AZ 85363.

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