Lucy V Moreno

Lucy V. Moreno, age 91 entered into the arms of God on 09-27-2020 peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was born in Camp 50 Litchfield Park, AZ on 03-02-1929 to parents Manuel & Emeteria Villa. She was second oldest to 9 children. On Feburary 4th, 1951 she married Henry S. Moreno. They had 3 children.

She had a career at Goodyear Aero Space for 25 years before retiring where she helped build the air ships for the Goodyear blimps.

She was a beautiful women, had a career and was able to balance her life with her children, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, grandchildren and many friends. Making each and everyone of them feel special. She was a great cook, and loved entertaining in her home. She had a green thumb to grow flowers, roses and many plants. She could knit, crochet, and macrame. To know her was to love her.

Surviving are 3 sisters, Josie, Sallie, Hope (Eddie) and 1 brother Nate. Two children Henry, Diane (Danny) and Connie who predeceased her Nov. 1, 2017. Three grandchildren Monica, Carlos and Jennifer. 10 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren with 2 on the way; and many, many nieces and nephews who adored her.

In addition to her husband and parents and daughter Connie, she was also predeceased by her brother Manuel, Tony, Raymond, and Arnulfo.

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Pioneer Newsletter March 2023

The March newsletter is attached.

The next picnic is scheduled for Wednesday March 22nd. Please get your reservations in.

We are letting everyone choose their own sandwich in advance with their reservation.
There are six choices of Jimmy John’s sandwiches on French Sub Roll with Lettuce,
Tomato and Mayo:

1. Ham & Cheese
2. Roast Beef
3. Tuna Salad & Cucumber
4. Turkey
5. Salami, capocollo, cheese, onion, oil & vinegar & Oregano Basil
6. Veggie; double Cheese, Avocado spread & Cucumber

Please specify sandwich choice(s) in your reservation, covering each person.
I suggest by number and first descriptive word or two to reduce the chance of confusion.

Please contact Jeff Isenberg with your order. Check your email for his message and contact info.

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Mike Lapp Service March 30, 2023

Mike Lapp’s service is scheduled for Thursday March 30, 2pm  at Best Funeral home, 9380 W Peoria Ave, Peoria, AZ 85345 (Loop 101 and Peoria Ave in the West Valley). 

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William D Way

William D. Way passed away December 7,2022 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. A remembrance service has been held.

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Tom Vercellino

Hello, this is Tom Vercellino’s daughter Kathy Vercellino. I hate to do this by message but we don’t have contact info for all his friends. I am writing to inform you of his passing, this past Saturday, Dec. 10th at 11:51am. He went quickly and is in God’s hands now.    

He had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of Dementia. For the last few years he has been going down hill. He was admitted to Thunderbird Senior Living in March 2017-December 2018, then moved to Thunderbird’s Memory Care area in December 2018-March 2019. With both my sister and me out of state (Los Angeles and Long Island, NY respectively) we thought it best to move dad closer to family who could visit more often. We chose Washington state because his sister lives there as well as her children and their families and it was convenient for both of us to travel to. He was at a Memory Care facility there from March 2019-July 2019. His last residence (July 2019-Dec. 10, 2022) was with a very, very good, small Memory Care Home in Bellevue.    

He will be tremendously missed by both of us, his sister and brother and their families.     He is being cremated and we hope to have a small service for him at the church he attended in Sun City, AZ. He will rest with his mother, father and grandfather in a family plot in Bisbee, AZ where he was born. Dates for these events are not set and we do not have a real timeline to adhere to since he will be cremated. Most likely it will take place in early Spring. We will do our best to let those know who wish to attend.    If anyone wishes to contact us: I can be reached by email Kathy Vercellino: – due to all the spam nowadays, please put dad’s name in the subject matter. Or my sister can be reached on Facebook, Debbie Vercellino. I can also be reached on Facebook.     Thank you kindly, Kathy Vercellino

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Thomas A. Craig

Thomas A Craig 86, of Goodyear, AZ, left us on December 2, 2022. Tom was born and raised in Dallas, TX and graduated from Southern Methodist University. Tom moved to Arizona in 1958 where he worked for Goodyear Aerospace/Lockheed Martin for 44 years. He enjoyed time with his family, golfing as often as he could and traveling to locations within the U.S. for golfing adventures.

Tom is survived by his wife Gloria Craig married for 51 years. His children Dianne Sgambelluri (deceased 2017), Thomas A Craig Jr., Greg Campbell, Chris Campbell and Elizabeth Craig along with his grandchildren Brandon McGuire and Annika Tuomi. Services were held at 9 a.m. on December 14, 2022, at Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home, 9925 W. Thomas Rd. Avondale, AZ 85392–Craig?obId=26549238#/celebrationWall

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Mike Lapp

Mike Lapp passed away early this morning, December 12, 2022. No additional details

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Norm Darnell & Doris Crowley

Both have passed away recently: Norm on August 28, 2022. No info on Doris.

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We have scheduled a picnic for Wednesday October 19th. Same place (Rio Vista Park) and time as usual.

We will be having sandwiches from Jimmy John’s (see the newsletter for choices). Get your reservations in and specify which type of sandwich you would like.

Jeff Isenman

Looking forward to seeing everyone again.

Jeff Isenman

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Michael C. Doulos

Michael C. Doulos, 72 of Imperial, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.

Michael was born on Monday, January 9, 1950 in Rochester, PA; the son of the late Chris and Destina (Tselepis) Doulos. Michael proudly served his country for 20 years in the United States Army retiring as a Master Sergeant. During Michael’s service in the Army he became a Recruiter Retention NCO, a Guidance Counselor and a Chief Administrative Supervisor. He went on to earn an Overseas Service Ribbon, an Expert Infantryman Badge, a Gold Recruiter Badge with 2 Star Sapphires, Meritorious Serve Medal, Army Commendation Medal, 2 Army Achievement Medals, 6 Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon and an Army Service Ribbon. After his discharge Michael later became a Software Engineer and a Software Test Engineer. He was a member of the Collinsville, Illinois American Legion and in his free time Michael enjoyed his days of playing video games, going to the shooting range with his son-in-law, playing his guitar and bass guitar and was always up for a good political debate. Most of all Michael loved to spend time with his family and will be remembered for all the special times they shared together.

Michael is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Anne (Manolakos) Doulos, whom he married on September 1, 1973; daughters, Nicole Seifert of Arlington, TX, Christa Dunham of Colorado Springs, CO, DeeAnna and Micheal Schexnayder of Imperial, MO; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; loving sister, Helene and Alfi Reilsono of Clinton, PA; loving aunt, Marietta Tselepis of Rhodes, Greece; nephews, Christopher Reilsono, Perry Reilsono and many aunts, uncles, cousins and many other close family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by his great-grandson, Renevier Wilkinson and his uncle, Aristotle Tselepis.

In celebration of Michael’s life, graveside services will be held on Friday, September 16, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Sharon Autenreith officiating at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis with full military rites following. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are suggested to The Net Cancer Foundation at or to Hope For The Warriors at

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Michael , please visit our floral store.

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Robert Shumaker

Robert Shumaker of Phoenix, Arizona passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, August 19th, 2022 at 86 years old.

Robert “Bob” Shumaker was born in Tiffin, Ohio to Harold and Doris Shumaker. He graduated from Tiffin Columbian High School in 1953 and from Case Institute of Technology in 1957 with a degree in Civil Engineering where he was a member of ASCE, Theta Tau, and Sigma Nu fraternities. Bob starred in the sprint events in track and played halfback on their football team.

Following graduation he went to work for Goodyear in their tire design and manufacturing division and quickly transferred to the aerospace industry. Bob married Patricia from Youngstown in 1959 and relocated to Phoenix, Arizona in the late 60’s. Over his 40 year career, he became an industry expert in the design and manufacture of aircraft canopies and windshields. Bob was the principal design engineer for many of the nations most advanced fighter and bomber airplane canopies, the presidential limousine windows, and bullet proof shields for law enforcement.

Bob enjoyed hiking and backpacking, woodworking, meticulously maintaining his lawn and yard, collecting 10,000+ once-hit golf balls from his daily walks on the course, and spending time with his family. He was a big Cleveland Browns fan, loved dominating every opponent in chess, had a great sense of humor, and would often cut out clippings from newspapers or magazines and add his picture or funny comments to the article – the original memes!

Bob is survived by his wife of 63 years, Patricia, three daughters, two sons-in-law, 7 grandchildren, and his sister and brother-in-law. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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