All obituaries are from The Arizona Republic unless otherwise indicated.

FAIR, Elton Turner

29 May 1890 - 11 June 1974
Scottsdale -- Elton Turner Fair, 84, died Tuesday, June 11, 1974, in Scottsdale. He was a Mason and a Shriner, a member of the Rotary, Denver Athletic Club, Cherry Hills and Aviation Country Clubs. He had been in the machinery business in Denver until retiring at age 70. Wife, Ruth E.; sons, Elton, Jr., Robert, Thomas and Richard; and nine grandchildren. Messinger Mortuary. 6/13/1974.

FATTALEH, Crystol Babcock

Crystol Babcock Fattaleh, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away March 29th, 2003. She was born July 6th, 1949, a proud fourth generation Phoenician and a graduate of North High School. Crystol was loved by her son Peter Gray Fattaleh, sisters Bernita, Diana, and Felicia. And Dearly loved by her stepchildren Kim, Stacy, Tammy, Michael, Kip, Daivd, Nena, and Granddaughter Reegan along with former husband John B. Fattaleh. Published in the Arizona Republic on 4/20/2003.


Mass for Michael B. Fattaleh, 85, was in St. George Orthodox Church, 4502 E. Indian School. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Prayer services were Monday in Arcadia funeral Home. Mr. Fattaleh, of 1802 E. Weldon, died Sunday, June 30, 1974, at his home. He owned Your Market Basket Grocery at 19th Street and Clarendon until retiring 15 years ago. He was a charter member of the Lebanon Syrian American Club. Survivors include his wife, Edna; children, Basil and Dr. John B. Fattaleh and Mrs. Kathryn Romley; a brother, Harry; sisters, Mrs. Maria Tannous, Mrs. Zahia Tannous, Mrs. Lydia Azar and Mrs. Wasiala Syriani; 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Published in the Arizona Republic Tuesday, July 2, 1974.

FAULTNER, John William

John William Faultner, 94, who had lived in Phoenix from 1937 to 1965, died Friday, July 5, 1974, in Boulder City, nevada. Children, Beufort, Eugene, Mrs. Viola Peterson, Mrs. Inez Hanes; brother, Oliver Fowler; sister, Mrs. Nancy Desha; 32 grandchildren and 82 great-grandchildren. Mortensen-Kings Funeral Center. Burial in East Resthaven Cemetery. 7/9/1974.

FEDOCK, Andrew C.

Andrew C. Fedock, 85, died Saturday, June 8, 1974, in Good Samaritan Hospital. He was a retired employe of an aircraft company. Children, Charles, Edward, Mrs. Mae Higgins and Mrs. Ann Goldsberry; a sister out of state; 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home. Mass in St. Gregory's Catholic Church. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. 6/9/1974.

FELIX, Antonio P.

Guadalupe -- Antonio P. Felix, 74, was born in Tucson and died in his home at 8250 S. 54th Pl. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1974. He was employed by the Salt River Water Users 44 years as a trouble shooter until he retired nine years ago. Wife, Francisca; daughter, Mrs. Dora Valenzuela; and three grandchildren. Wake was held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church followed by Rosary. Carr Mortuary, Tempe. Burial in Guadalupe Cemetery. 10/25/1974.

FELIX, Robert S.

Robert S. Felix, 43, died Wed., June 26, 1974. He had been employed by the Bill Cattung Construction Co. in his native Phoenix. Wife, Nancy; children, Robert, Jr.; Dolores and Lily Felix; brothers, Frank, Marcelo and Candelario; sisters, Mary Ireland and Ofelia Anaya; and a granddaughter. Mortensen-Kings Funeral Center. Mass in the CHurch of St. Matthew. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. 6/28/1974.

FELTON, Walter L.

Walter L. Felton, 56, a landscape gardener, died Sat., June 29, 1974, in Phoenix Veterans Hospital. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 1. Wife, Marie; children, Sue Kies, vin and Thomas Felton; his mother, Mrs. Irene Swaite. Grimshaw Bloom Mortuary, Phoenix. Graveside services at Prescott National Cemetery. July 2, 1974.

FERLEMAN, Bernadine W.

Bernadine W. Ferleman, 43, who lived in Phoenix for nine years, died Thursday, July 4, 1974. Daughter, Gail Tomlinson, and two brothers survive. Messinger Mortuary. Cremation. 7/6/1974.


Michael A. Ferrantelli, 26, a mailman, died Saturday, July 6, 1974, following a short illness. Parents, Mr. and mrs. Milton M. Ferrantelli, Sr.; a brother, Milton M., Jr., and a sister, Mrs. Mary D. LaFollette. Whitney & Murphy Funeral Chapel. 7/8/1974.

FIELDEN, Nellie M.

2 April 1901 - 26 June 1974
Wittmann -- Services for Nellie M. Fielden, 72, were Saturday in Paradise Chapel, 3934 E. Indian School Rd. Burial in Paradise Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Fielden, of 4639 E. Osborn, died Wednesday, June 26, 1974, in Scottsdale Memorial Hospital. She was brought to Phoenix in a covered wagon in 1906 from Oklahoma. She was a member of the Monte Vista Nazarene Church. Survivors include her children, Howard, Stanley, Leonard, John and Arthur Ferguson, Mrs. Allene Hetz, Mrs. Martha Feser and Mrs. Lenora Lillyblad; a step-son, Herman Burkett; sisters, Mrs. Cora Pullis and Mrs. Inez Mattle; 28 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Published in the Arizona Republic Friday, June 28, 1974.


8 May 1916 - 4 July 1974
Ivan Finfrock, 58, a retired machinist and maintenance employe, died Thursday, July 4, 1974. He was a veteran of World War II. Wife, Anna; children, Patrick, Joseph, Paul, Mark and Ulah Beard; his father, Leslie; four brother and a sister; and six grandchildren. Hansen Mortuary. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. 7/6/1974.

FINKS, Rebecca E.

Rebecca E. Finks, 34, drowned Monday, July 2, 1974, in a swimming pool at her home. She had been a member of the board of directors of Beth El Congregation, was a president of the Beth El Sisterhood and the Rimone Chapter of Hadassah. Husband, Harvey P.C.; children, Alan David and Marjorie Ann; her parents, Mr. and mrs. Theodore Marcus; and a brother, Michael Marcus. Sinai Mortuary. Burial in Beth El Cemetery. July 4, 1974.

FINNEY, Dave Crockett

Tempe -- Dave Crockett Finney, a retired railroad foreman, died Friday, Feb. 8, 1974, in Tempe Community Hospital. Mr. Finney was a native of Ohio and came to Arizona in 1967 from Texas. Wife, Gladys; son, Jess W. of Los Angeles; daughters, Mrs. John Fitzgerald, Tempe, and Mrs. Bill Corby of Upland, CA. Gibbons Tempe Mortuary. 2/10/1974.


Cave Creek -- Maude Mullay Finsterwald, 66, died in March in San Antonio, Texas, it was recently learned. Mrs. Finsterwald came to Arizona from New York after the death of her husband, Dr. Charles Frederick Finsterwald. Her volunteer work here included helping establish the Dorothy Smith Library. She shared her home with Miss Smith while working to establish the branch of the Maricopa County Lirbary. Survivors include her son, Dr. James F. Finsterwald, a medical consultant at Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio. 6/20/1974.

FISH, Harold John

10 May 1896 - 1 July 1974
Harold John Fish, 83, a retired structural iron worker, died Monday, July 1, 1974, in St. Joseph's Hospital. He servied in the Army Corps of Engineers in World War I. Wife, Charlotte; sister, Helen Fish; brother, Leonard. Services and burial in Downers Grove, Illinois 7/3/1974.

FISH, Roger

San Carlos -- Roger Fish, 76, a retired cattleman, died Thursday, June 20, 1974, in his home. Survivors include his children, Walter and Mrs. Elizabeth Blair; a sister, Mrs. Fannie Dude; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Safford Funeral Home. Services were in the Four Gospel Church. Burial in Northgate Cemetery. 6/23/1974.


Michael Fishberg, 37, an electronic engineer, died Saturday, June 22, 1974, in his home at 5129 E. Voltaire. He was vice president and director of marketing for Data West Corp. Wife, Romelle; a son, Donald, and his mother, Mrs. Edna Fishberg. Sinai Mortuary. Burial site pending. 6/24/1974.

FISHER, Nettie Jane

Nettie Jane Fisher, 74, who had lived in the Valley since 1938, diedSat., June 1, 1974. Her husband, Eadie M. Fisher, a Tempe businessman, died in 1960. Survivors include her children, Mrs. Pauline Colford and Ted Butler; two brothers; and two grandchildren. Carr Mortuary. Entombment in Greenwood Mausoleum. 6/4/1974.


Mrs. Mable Fitzhugh, 70, a retired title company employe, died Sunday, June 30, 1974, at Phoenix General Hospital. Daughter, Mrs. Lucille Ward; a son, John E. Fitzhugh; and one grandson. Weber and Sons Mortuary. Services at Wesley United Memorial Church. Burial in Greenwood Memorial Park Cemetery. 7/5/1974.

FLEEGE, Wilbur N.

Goodyear -- Wilbur N. Fleege, 74, died Monday, July 8, 1974, in the Payson Hospital. He was a retired electrician and a World War I veteran. Wife, Edna; children, Eldon, James, Robert and Mrs. Melba Livingood; stepchildren, Gail Trask and Mrs. Gratia Sheppard; five brothers and three sisters; 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Cannon Funeral Home. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. 7/10/1974.