All obituaries are from The Arizona Republic unless otherwise indicated.

GALAVAN, David Gary

David Gary Galavan, 18, was fatally injured in a motorcycle accident Sunday, June 30, 1974. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. McCann; and a grandmother, Mrs. Ceva Mace. Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary, Glendale. Private cremation. July 2, 1974.


Johnny Gallegos, 54, died Tuesday, July 2, 1974, en route to Memorial Hospital. He was an Army veteran of World War II and owned Imperial Barber Shop at Second St. and Jefferson and later worked at Ray's Barber Shop until he became ill. Wife, Elda; children, Joh, Ruben, Michael, Martha and Margaret Gallegos and Mrs. Marie Aragon; his father, John; three brothers and five sisters; and five grandchildren. Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home. Mass in the Church of St. Anthony. Prescott National Cemetery. 7/4/1974.


25 May 1899 - 5 July 1974
John F. Galvin, 75, a retired Motorola emloye, died Friday, July 5, 1974. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Scottsdale. Wife, Elnora; sister, Mrs. Catherine Vick. Mass was in the Church of St. Thomas. Burial in Harvard, Illinois, his birthplace. 7/6/1974.

GANDARA, Antonia

Buckeye -- Mrs. Antonia Gandara, 78, who came to the Buckeye area in 1910 from her native Mexico, died Friday, June 7, 1974, in Maryvale Samaritan Hospital. Son, Dick; daughters, Mrs. Elida Venegas, Mrs. Sallie Griffin, Mrs. Lillian Perrigo and Mrs. Mary L. Villa; 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services were in St. Henry's Catholic Church. Burial in Louis B. Hazelton Memorial Park. 6/9/1974.

GANNON, Patti B.

Patti B. Gannon, 84, of Scottsdale, died Wed., July 17, 1974. She had worked many years in the Cochise County Assessor's Office and for the Board of Supervisors. She was born in New Orleans and was brought to Bisbee by her mother in 1894. She moved to Scottsdale several years ago. Children, Mrs. Bonnie Harris, James A. and John A. Gannon; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mass was in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Tempe. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. 7/19/1974.

GARCIA, Frank H.

Frank H. Garcia, 53, of 1711 E. Grant, died Wed., July 3, 1974, in a local hospital. He had lived in Phoenix 50 years. Children, Frank G., Robert, Frank, Isabel and Mrs. Lorraine Orozco; his mother, Mrs. Hilaria Azcarate; eight grandchildren. Mass in Sacred Heart Church, 919 S. 16th Pl. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. 7/6/1974.

GARCIA, Ozmelth Noe

Services followed by burial for Ozmelth Noe Garcia, 4, were Friday July 19, 1974, in Memory Lawn Mortuary and Cemetery, 719 N. 27th Ave. The child, of 3223 E. Harvard, died Wednesday, July 17, 1974, in Good Samaritan Hospital. He was born in Yuma. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Garcia; his foster mother, Mrs. Dolores Valdez; a sister, Orisis Garcia; and grandmothers, Mrs. Alicia Bonillas and Mrs. Severa Vargas. Thursday, July 18, 1974.

GARCIA, Reynaldo M.

Safford -- Reynaldo M. Garcia, 41, died Thursday, June 20, 1974, at his home in Safford. He was a truck driver for the Phelps Dodge Corp. Sons, Danny and Christopher; daughters, Rochell, Annette and Yvonne, all of Solomon; a brother, Majarildo, and a sister, Mrs. Connie Gonzales. Caldwell Funeral Home. Mass at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Military graveside services at the Rest Haven Memorial Garden. 6/23/1974.

GARCIA, Reynaldo Madril

Safford -- Reynaldo Madril Garcia, 41, died Thursday, June 20, 1974, in his home. Children, Danny, Christopher, Rochelle, Annette, and Yvonne; brother, Majarildo; sister, Connie Gonzales. Rosary in Chapel of the Valley. Mass in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Burial in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. 6/22/1974.

GARDNER, Lois Flake

Holbrook -- Lois Flake Gardner, 51, died Wed., June 26, 1974, in St. Joseph Hospital in Phoenix. She was a secretary for the Arizona Highway Department and was secretary of the Holbrook chapter of the National Secretary's Association. Son, Allen K; daughters, Launa DeMarse, Barbara Lanee Gardner; brothers, Sam, Lavon and LueDean Flake; sisters, Mrs. Thelka Woodbury and Mrs. Lora Morris; and one grandchild. Owens Mortuary. Burial in Holbrook Cemetery. 6/28/1974.

GARDNER, Susan Harper

Susan Harper Gardner, 74, had lived in Arizona 50 years and died Sat., June 1, 1974. She was a member of the Phoenix Artist's Guild, Madison Garden Club and American Legion Post No. 1 Auxiliary. Husband, William N.; a daughter, Alice Song; and three grandchildren. Messinger Mortuary. Cremation. 6/4/1974.

GAST, John Edward

30 April 1914 - 24 October 1974
John Edward Gast, 60, died Thurs., Oct. 24, 1974, in Phoenix Baptist Hospital. He had been employed by a vending machine company. Wife, Clara; children, Mrs. Carrol Wright, mrs. Beverly Williams, Norman, Larry, and John Jay Gast; and 12 grandchildren. Services were in Memory Lawn Mortuary, 719 N. 27th Ave. Burial in Memory Lawn Cemetery. 10/26/1974.


Jose Angel Gaxiola, 73, died Monday, July 15, 1974, in a Phoenix hospital. Son, Angel; sisters, Mrs. Mercedes Gastelum and Mrs. Rafaela Rodriguez; and a brother, Lorenzo. Wake was in Mortensen-Kings Funeral Center. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. 7/17/1974.

GAYNOR, Herbert L.

Herbert L. Gaynor, 39, was killed in an auto accident Tuesday, 25, 1974, on Moon Mountain Trail in Phoenix. Green Acres Mortuary, 401 N. Hayden, Scottsdale. Services and burial were private. Mr. Gaynor, of 14245 N. 19th Ave., was employed as an executive for Allied Building Specialties. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. Born in New York, he came to Arizona in 1968 from Washington, D. C. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; a daughter, Karen; his mother, Mrs. Ruth Gaynor; and a brother, Allan. Published in the Arizona Republic Thursday, 6/27/1974.

GEORGE, Donald L.

Donald L. George, 49, an Army veteran of World War II, died Monday, June 24, 1974, in Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, N.Y. He had been chief of prosthetics, artificial limb departments since 1946 at Veterans Administration hospitals. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Elks Lodge and Lutheran faith. He was born in Newton, Kansas, and moved from Phoenix four years ago. Wife, Alice; children, Mrs. Linda Luchangco, Mrs. Connie Hansen, Gayle and Donald George; a brother, Harvey Crobarger; two other brothers and three sisters; and five grandsons. Graveside servies were in Greenwood Cemetery. Mercer Mortuary. 6/27/1974.

GERANEN, Clara Belle

Tempe -- Clara Belle Geranen, 47, died Wed., June 26, 1974, in St. Luke's Hospital. She was secretary of Parents & Friends of Valley of the Sun School for Retarded Children and was a bookkeeper for her husband's business, Frank's Garage on Bethany Home Road. Husband, Robert; children, Mrs. Heidi Reid, Alan and Robbie; and two grandchildren. Pythian services in Gibbons Bunker Tempe Mortuary. Private cremation. 6/28/1974.

GERCHMAN, Lawrence J.

Lawrence J. Gerchman, 67, a retired machinist for the International Business Machine Corp., died Sat., June 1, 1974. Wife, Dorothy; children, Robert, Kenneth, David, James, Lois Gerchman and Mrs. Shirley Cicciarelli; three brothers; and a sister out of state. Mass in Mission Chapel of Larry C. Melcher Mortuary. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery. 6/4/1974.


Leonard L. Gerczynski, 57, died Sat., June 29, 1974. He was a pipe fitter. Wife, Margaret; parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Gerczynski; children, Mrs. Judith Smith, Thomas and John; two sisters out of state and four grandchildren. Green Acres Mortuary of Glendale. St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Burial was in Roswell, N.M. 6/30/1974.

GERWITZ, Priscilla Jane

Priscilla Jane Gerwitz, 35, of Scottsdale, died Thursday, June 20, 1974, in Scottsdale Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Santa Fe, N.M. Husband, James; children, Theodore Allen and Winona Denise; mother, Winona Barter; a brother, Robert Taylow; sister, Helen Elagonte. Messinger Mortuary. Private cremation. 6/22/1974.

GIBBONS, Ralph E., Sr.

Ralph E. Gibbons, Sr., 57, who had resided in Arizona since 1915, died Wed., June 26, 1974. He had been a power house operator 10 years for Salt River Project's Kyrene steam plant. Wife, Mary D.; children, Mrs. Mary B. Whitlou, Phyllis A. Campbell, Don A. and Ralph; a sister; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Green Acres Mortuary and Cemetery, 401 N. Hayden, Scottsdale. 6/27/1974.

GIN, Lun C.

Lun C. Gin, 83, of Glendale, died Monday, July 1, 1974, in Glendale Samaritan Hospital. He came to Arizona in 1926 and had owned a grocery store here since 1950. Son, William; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Grimshaw Brazill-Whitney Chapel, Glendale. Burial in Resthaven Park. July 4, 1974.


Milo U. Glover, 72, a member of Carpenters Union Local 1089, Died Sunday, June 16, 1974, in John C. Lincoln Hospital. Wife, Pearl; children, Nancy Palmer and William H. Glover; step-daughters, Mary Lou Brown, Margie Sue Brown, and Iota Foster; three sisters; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Hansen Mortuary. Burial in Phoenix Memorial Park. 6/18/1974.


Military services for Lloyd W. Goddard, 53, were in Desert View Chapel, 9702 E. Apache Trail. He was a retired electrician and died Sunday, June 2, 1974, en route to Mesa Lutheran Hospital. He served in the Navy in World War II and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Wife, Marjorie; daughters, Barbara, Lee, Sandra and Cindy; two sisters and a brother; and a grandchild. Cremation. 6/4/1974.


Glendale -- Jess S. Gonzalez, 52, a past president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles here, died Friday, Oct. 25, 1974, in Phoenix Veterans Hospital. Mr. Gonzalez, 5804 N. 45th Drive, was born in Mesa and attended Glendale schools. He had been a salesman and operator of Central Tavern in Glendale and was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Maria del Carmen Gonzalez; children, Angelina Mari... Gonzalez; Carmen Romerio, Irene Moreno, Jesus, Jr., Rudy and Robert; brothers Joe and Ignacio, Jr.; sisters, Maria Aguilar and Laur... Gonzalez. Rosary was in Chapel of the Chimes, 7924 N. 59th Ave. Mass was Monday in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 5614 W. Orangewood. Burial in Resthaven Park. Published in The Arizona Republic Saturday, October 26, 1974.

GOETSCH, Eugene Raymond

Eugene Raymond Goetsch, 44, a member of King of Kings Lutheran Church and a U-Totem Market manager, died Wed., June 26, 1974, in his home. Wife, Anna; children, mrs. Sherry Binford and Scott; stepchildren, Sandra Jones, Jacquelin Simms and John Rankin; a brother, Dennis; three other brothers and a sister; and five grandchildren. Entombment in Greenwood Mausoleum. 6/28/1974.

GOGGIN, Fernand Edward

Scottsdale -- Fernand Edward Goggin, 74, a World War I veteran who had retired from the advertising business in Cleveland, died Sat., June 1, 1974, in Heritage of Camelback Nursing Home. Wife, Gladys; daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Guest and Mrs. Marilyn Hart; a sister; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Messinger Mortuary. Private services and burial. 6/4/1974.

GOMEZ, Santos

Buckeye -- Santos Gomez, 69, a farm laborer, died Friday, June 14, 1974, in Maryvale Samaritan Hospital. Wife, Simona; sons, Andres, Lucio, Juan, Santos, Jr., and Modesto; daughters, mrs. Vicenta Estrada, mrs. Eulalia Ramirez and Mrs. Gloria Lopez; 40 grandchildren and 14 grandchildren. Mass in St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Avondale. Cannon Funeral Home, Goodyear. Burial in Glendale Memorial Park. 6/16/1974.