Larry Standage

From his sister on Facebook:

Larry Standage, my gentle giant of a brother, began his mission in heaven yesterday (December 1, 2019). It’s hard to imagine life without him – he’s always been there with his kind heart and endearing nerdiness. He and my amazing sister-in-law set the standard for a happy marriage and a focus on family. Now he’s in the arms of our mother and so many other relatives he’s loved from a distance as a family history buff. We know he isn’t far, but we miss him dearly. We weren’t ready to see him go so soon.

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December 2019 Lunch – Make your reservations!


It’s that time of the year when we celebrate by enjoying a Christmas meal together.

Click on the above link for details.

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November Picnic Cancelled: Weather Forecast Not good

nov 2019 cancel notice

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Beatrice Warmoth

Beatrice "Bea" (Snydal) Warmoth Obituary align -

Phoenix – Beatrice (Bea) Warmoth (nee Snydal) passed away peacefully on 9/26/19 surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her daughters, Sheryl (Sherri) Cyrus (Butch) and Lori Regalia (Donny), her son Gary Warmoth (Jessica), grandchildren (Penni, George, Cody, Katy, Jayna and Barry), several great-grandchildren, four sisters (Lillian Wild, Doris Kaml, Joann Dixon, Gloria Jacobson), brother Larry Snydal, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bea was born on August 27, 1930 in Gardar, ND and grew up in a farming family before moving to Goodyear, AZ in 1947 where she graduated from Litchfield High School in 1948. Bea (aka Marge) then attended Woodbury College in Los Angeles, CA where she met and married Jim Warmoth. They relocated to Palm Springs, CA where they both worked and started a family before moving to Albuquerque, NM in 1956.

Following her divorce, Bea and her three children returned to Goodyear, AZ in 1961 where she began working at Goodyear Aerospace, eventually becoming responsible for tool control. She also owned a local hobby shop for several years while raising her children as a single mother. After her retirement from Loral Corporation in 1989, Bea enjoyed many years traveling around the United States, Mexico and Iceland.

She also spent a significant amount of time enjoying her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives and considered herself very blessed to have 89 happy years prior to losing her long battle with ovarian and metastatic lung cancer knowing that she would be reunited with loved ones in heaven. A private celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Her family encourages donations to St. Jude Medical Center, Phoenix Children’s Hospital or the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

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Daniel Edward Biernacki

GOODYEAR, AZ- Daniel Edward Biernacki of Goodyear, Arizona, died Thursday, August 29, 2019 at West Valley Hospital Abrazo West Campus in Goodyear, AZ.

He was born on March 18, 1952 in Hamtramck, MI the son of the late Edward and Emaline (Stanek) Biernacki.

Daniel worked as an electrical engineer for the Aerospace Defense Industry and retired.

He is survived by his sister Janet Biernacki of Goodyear, AZ and other relatives who live in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee and California.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 13 from 9-11 a.m. at St. Barbara’s Church in Vulcan.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, at 11 a.m. at St. Barbara’s Church in Vulcan, with Fr. Timothy Ekaitis officiating.

Interment will follow at the Norway Township Cemetery

St. Barbara’s Church

159 Mission Street

Vulcan, MI, 49892

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Waldemar “Wally” Herbert Blase

Sun City – On August 4, 2019, Wally, 93, lost his long battle with bladder cancer. Wally was born on September 25, 1925, to William and Emma Blase of Sylvan Grove, Kansas. He was the third of seven children.

Wally was in the Navy and trained as a radio technician. When World War II ended in the Pacific, he continued in radio and worked at KMOX in St. Louis, Missouri. He later worked at Sperry Gyroscope in New York, where he met the love of his life on New Year’s Eve in 1953 on a blind date. They were engaged in March and married on July 30, 1954. They had a great love for each other and just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

Wally’s education and job opportunities brought his family to Arizona where he worked for Goodyear Aerospace on their radar mapping system as a Senior Electrical Engineer until retirement. Upon retirement, he helped design a summer home in Payson on the creek at Kohl’s Ranch. Wally was a quiet man, a voracious reader, a lover of science and philosophy. His passing will be a great loss to his family. Wally is survived by his wife, Joanne, daughters, Mara von Klosst-Dohna, and Christie Blase, son David Blase and six grandchildren.

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Alexander Crosby Brown, Jr.

Alexander Crosby Brown Jr, Sc.D.
Alexander Crosby Brown Jr, Sc.D. was born on July 3rd, 1936 in Newport News, Virginia where he spent his early years. He spent his teen years living in Europe where he attended two years at a French Lycee. His first job was as an errand boy at the Newport News Shipyard. Alex posed for a statue of Christopher Newport which was kept on the grounds of the Mariner’s Museum. Alex had a life-long dedication to engineering. As a teen, he built his own radio from the transistor up.

He earned a bachelors of science in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1959. He achieved a Master of Science in 1972 and a Doctor of Science in 1987 from George Washington University. He worked for Goodyear Aerospace as an antenna engineer. His projects included antenna design for the SR71 Blackbird, a C-Band Antenna for NASA, and several patents in civil and structural engineering. He became a member of jjjj in 1972. During the 1980s he was chair of the IEEE Chapter on Waves and Devices. Alex continued to present papers at engineering symposia even after retirement. 

Running, hiking, and swimming were Alex’s passions. In 1996, he took first place in the Arizona Road Racers Desert Classic 30K race. In his 70s, Alex competed in several races including the South Mountain Classic 20K, Whiskey Row Marathon 10K, and Crown King Scramble 50K where he often placed in the top third for his age group. 

Alex served seven years in the United States Air Force and attained the rank of Captain. He was stationed in Wiesbaden Germany where he met his future wife, Ulla, at a dance. Ulla and Alex celebrated 54 years of marriage. Together they had a daughter, Julia, and a son, Michael. As a father, Alex was very involved in supporting his children’s interests. He was Michael’s soccer coach and Julia’s hiking coach for the Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim Trail. Both children adopted Alex’s love of science. Alex is further survived by his sisters, Suzanne and Johanna, son-in-law, William, and granddaughter, Sabine.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 26th 2019 at 10:30 AM at Paradise Valley United Methodist Church, 4455 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253. In lieu of flowers, contributions are requested to be made to Hospice of the Valley.

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