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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Robert E Mercer

Robert E. Mercer, 96, former chairman and chief executive officer of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, and a resident of Akron and Nantucket, Mass. died of natural causes Friday, Aug. 28 at his home in Akron. Bob’s Goodyear career spanned 42 years and though he may be remembered for rallying an army of loyal supporters across the U.S. in defense of Goodyear when it became a hostile takeover target in 1986, his family and friends will best remember him for his wit, warmth and humanity, both at home and at work.

Retiring from Goodyear in 1989, began splitting his time between homes in Nantucket, Akron, and later Palm Coast, FL. He and his wife, Mae moved back to Akron from their winter home in Palm Coast two years ago but always returned to the summer Nantucket home they built in 1988. Yet he also had special place in his heart for Akron, where he began his Goodyear career. Bob was involved or led a variety of volunteer organizations to improve the quality of life in Akron. He was Chairman of the Park Board Commission-Summit County Metro Park System; Chairman of the Akron Public School Board Advisory Committee; Chairman of the Summit County United Way; a member of the Akron Regional Development Board; past Chairman of Bluecoats, Inc.; and honorary Director of Hattie Larlham, an organization that creates opportunities for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He also chaired a nationwide United States Savings Bonds fund-raising campaign.

Bob and Mae loved sharing island time with his twin brother, Richard J. “Dick” Mercer, an award-winning advertising executive, and 13-year resident of the island. Dick Mercer died in 2006. The Mercer twins, who had each married their high school sweethearts, Mae and Muriel, were blessed with years of fun and adventure together on Nantucket. Robert Edward Mercer was born in Elizabeth, N.J. on March 29, 1924 to Margaret and George W. Mercer, a Ford dealer and police commissioner in the small, New York City suburb of Roselle Park, N.J., where he grew up. As a stand-out baseball player at Roselle Park High, He earned a baseball scholarship to Ohio University, but World War II intervened. He and Dick were drafted into the U.S. Navy in 1943 after one semester at O.U.

While in the Navy he attended school at Yale University and later received his officer’s commission, serving aboard the U.S.S. Cleveland. He graduated from Yale University in 1946 with a mechanical engineering degree. He married Mary (Mae) Deuel in 1947 in Buffalo, N.Y. and joined Goodyear that same year. After working briefly in Akron, then Detroit, he was transferred to Duluth, Minn., where he was a self-described “Knight of the Road,” selling conveyor belt and industrial hose in the territory.

A Navy veteran, he had a lifelong love of boating and deep-sea fishing. He was a member of the Nantucket Anglers Club and regularly entered his 43-foot Tiara sport fishing yacht “Double Eagle” in the Club’s Annual Billfish Tournament. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Mary (Mae); five children, Kathleen (James) Bond of Shaker Heights, Ohio, Robert G. (Carol), of Santa Monica, Calif., Maryann John, of Richmond, Va., Donald (Kelly), of Wichita, Kan. and John (Victoria), of Akron, Ohio. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. The family would like to extend a special thanks to: Kindred Home Hospice, First Light Home Care and Golden Years Helping Hands. A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at Portage Country Club outdoor terrace from 3 to 6 p.m on Saturday, September 12, 2020. Masks and social distancing are required. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Summit Metro Parks Foundation (www.foundation.summitmetroparks.org), Stan Hywet Hall (www.StanHywet.org) and the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org).

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Larry Almo

Lawrence D. Almo, 93, was called peacefully home to the Lord on August 29, 2020. He was a beloved father, grandfather, brother and uncle.

He was born on December 4, 1926 in Joliet, Illinois to Joseph and Alice Almo. He entered into military service at age 17 and served briefly until the conclusion of WW2. He went on to play football at Lewis University and was the first in his family to earn a bachelors degree. He married his high school sweetheart Mary Buthala and relocated to Phoenix, where he enjoyed a long career at Goodyear Aerospace. He was an avid bowler, was inducted into the Arizona Bowling Hall of Fame and competed in the Senior Olympics in Torino, Italy.

Larry is preceded in death by his wife Mary (2004). He is survived by his two daughters, Jackie Gerber (Tom), Geri Bouley (Bob), grandchildren Marissa Bouley, Katie Gerber, Megan Bouley and Kyle Gerber. He also leaves his sister Lucille Abbott (Minnesota) and many beloved nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank all of the people who lovingly assisted in his care, Angela’s Assisting Angels, West Valley Helping Hands and Hospice of the Valley. Larry may be remembered through donations to Hospice of the Valley. Due to COVID concerns and restrictions, private services will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him.

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E.O. Hartig

Elmer Otto Hartig

JANUARY 28, 1923 – MAY 17, 2020
Obituary of Elmer Otto Hartig

“E.O.” Elmer Otto Hartig

E.O. Hartig peacefully succeeded to heaven through natural causes on May 17, 2020. He will always be remembered for his strength, courage, and most of all, love for his family.

E.O. is preceded by his wife Evelyn Ann Hartig who passed May 2012 and is survived by his three sons: Jeff, Greg, Brad (Donna) and his daughter Pam Hart (Bill). He had a granddaughter Valerie Hickson (Chris), as well as two great-grandchildren, Samuel and Emily.

Born January 28,1923, E.O. spent his youth in Evansville, IN where he learned to love the outdoors, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and was Indiana State Tennis Champion. He began his college years at University of Evansville before transferring to Purdue where he was recruited to work on the Manhattan Project during WWII. After the war he attended the University of New Hampshire and then earned an MA and his PhD at Harvard University in Engineering Science and Applied Physics. During that time he met and married the love of his life, Evelyn in August of 1950. After graduation they moved to Akron, Ohio, where E.O. began his distinguished career at Goodyear Aerospace.

In 1955 he and Evelyn, along with two small children, were transferred to the “Wild Wild West”, Phoenix, AZ. He then served as Chief Engineer at the facility in Goodyear, AZ until 1976. At that time, he was honored with a promotion to Vice-President of Research and Development at Goodyear Aerospace. Dr. Hartig, Evelyn and Brad returned to corporate headquarters in Akron and remained until returning to Arizona in 1987.

E.O. held numerous patents which influenced and helped better humanity and the world. Some of his affiliations included: the Atomic Energy Commission, the USAF Scientific Advisory, Aerospace Technical counsel of the Aerospace Industries Association, U.S. Army Science Board, and Loral Corporation Science Advisory Board, MVCC, and Shepherd of the Valley and La Casa de Christo Lutheran churches. Dr. Hartig was honored with numerous awards as well including: “Who’s Who in America” and the first annual Achievement Award from Phoenix IEEE Section for “outstanding contributions in the field of coherent synthetic aperture radar,” as well as publishing many publications and articles.

E.O. was a brilliant, highly respected man with a personality to match. He loved learning, teaching others, playing tennis, golf, fishing, traveling, and spending summers in Pinetop. E.O.’s greatest accomplishment was his dedication and love for his family. He was an amazing father, husband, friend and man.

The family would like to express sincere thanks to Jamie, Matt and especially Victor and staff at Constant Care, for their kindness and dedication to our father.

Services for E.O. will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in E.O.’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association https://www.alz.org/ or Hospice of the Valley at https://www.hov.org/

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Bernie Martin

Bernard Francis Martin, 91, of Glendale passed away on April 30, 2020. He was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin on September 4, 1928 to the late Joseph and Genevieve Martin.

Bernie met the love of his life, Geraldine Sanborn, in high school. Bernie and Gerry shared 68 years of marriage before her passing on October 31, 2016.

He served with the United States Marine Corps from 1946 to 1948 where he performed maintenance on aircraft structures at Cherry Point US MC Air Base. He enrolled in Spartan College of Aeronautical Engineering and after graduation was hired by Goodyear Aircraft in Akron, Ohio.

In his 23 years in Akron he worked in the Plastics Department which made a variety of items, including radomes for early detection and for military aircraft like the B-52 and C-130. He worked in Lightweight Shelters, which were transferred to the Arizona Division in 1973. He continued work as a Program Manager and Marketing Manager for military transporters for US Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. Bernie continued working for Loral Corporation when they acquired Goodyear Aerospace and retired in 1990 after 39 ½ years of service.

Throughout his life, he was active in sports, playing softball, volleyball, bowling, and golf. He also enjoyed fishing. Bernie was a long standing member of the La Jolla Big Shot Club.

Bernie is survived by his four children Tom (Joan), Cindy (Jim Petryszak), Patty (John Olyerhoak) and Judy Frazee, 10 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Bernie was predeceased by his brother Joseph, Jr.

A memorial mass will be held after the restrictions have been lifted at St. Louis the King Catholic Church, 4331 W. Maryland Ave. Glendale, AZ.

In lieu of flowers, Bernie’s family has requested that donations be made to the American Cancer Society at https://donate3.cancer.org

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Francis C Schmuki

Francis C Schmuki, age 77 of Buckeye, AZ died January 15, 2020 in Goodyear, AZ surrounded by three daughters at his side. . He was born May 15, 1942 in Jefferson City, Missouri. Frank moved to AZ at a young age, met and married Martha Schmuki.

Frank was an aerospace engineer for Goodyear Aerospace while living in Buckeye. He is survived by Martha Schmuki and all eight children, Jeff Schmuki, Tami Gagliardi, Jennifer Toenjes, Amy McDaniel, Darin Schmuki, Heather Goetz, Shawn Schmuki and Jeremy Schmuki. He was also blessed with 23 grandchildren.

Visitation was held on January 23 from 5-8pm at Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home at 9925 W Thomas Rd. On January 24th at 10:30AM Mass was held at St. Thomas Aquinas located at 13720 W Thomas Rd and followed with the burial at Holy Cross Cemetery.

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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!

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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

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Beatrice Warmoth

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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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