All obituaries are from The Arizona Republic unless otherwise indicated.

SABO, Bessie M.

Mrs. Bessie M. Sabo, 82, died Friday, Oct. 28, 1974, in a Phoenix hospital. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Violet Miller; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services and burial at Akron, Ohio. 10/28/1974.


Peoria -- Edward Saegel, 62, died Saturday, June 8, 1974, in Flagstaff. He was a member of Carpenters Union Local 906 in Glendale and a Masonic Lodge in Ohio. Wife, Christine; a son, Edward R.; and a brother, Clarence. Services were arranged by Arizona Burial Cremation Transportation Service in Phoenix. 6/15/1974.


Clem L. Saffell, 87, who was born in Springerville, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1974, in Good Samaritan Hospital. He had been a cattle rancher. Wife, Irene; children, Mrs. Clementine Bollman, Mrs. Edith Martin, Jimmie and Jack Saffell; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Burial in Greenwood Memorial Park. 10/24/1974.

St. CLAIR, Julia Leona

Julia Leona St. Clair, 65, who had lived in Phoenix 60 years, died Tuesday, June 18, 1974, in Doctors Hospital. Husband, John; children, Virgie Mae Waller, Mary Ellen Robinson, William and Leslie St.Clair; bros. Matt and W. A. Thornton; 14 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. A.L. Moore & Sons Mortuary. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. 6/21/1974.


Anna M. Salada, 82, a retired seamstress, died Wednesday, July 17, 1974, in a Phoenix hospital. She came here 17 years ago from her native Chicago. Children, James, Mrs. Irene Ruk and Mrs. Ruth Putnam; three brothers and two sisters; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Rosary in Northwest Mortuary. Mass in the Cathedral of SS. Simon & Jude, 6351 N. 27th Ave. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. 7/19/1974.


Audi Salamy, 84, of 1917 E. Van Buren, died Friday, June 28, 1974, in his home. He was a World War I veteran and a sheet metal worker. Survivors include a niece, Mrs. John D. Harb. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. July 2, 1974.


Alex M. Salcido, 15, of 509 W. Atlanta, was found dead Sunday, July 14, 1974, in South Mountain Park. He would have been a freshman this fall at South Mountain High School. Mother, Mrs. Jim Hamm; his father, Manuel Salcido; a brother, Manuel; sisters, Sally and Sylvia Salcido; a stepbrother, Jimmy Hamm; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Salcido. Universal Memorial Center. Burial in Holy Hope Cemetery, Tucson. 7/17/1974.


Donald P. Salisbury, 60, died Monday, July 15, 1974, in St. Luke's Hospital. He was born in Elgin, Illinois, and was a sales representative 40 years for Singer Friden business machines. He was graduated from the University of Michigan, Harvard School of Busines and Lawrence Wisconsin College. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He came to Phoenix in 1959 from Flint, Michigan. Wife, Ethel; daughters, Mrs. Lynda C. Del Nero and Laurie J. Salisbury; two brothers; and two grandchildren. Burial in Green Acres Mortuary and Cemetery, Scottsdale. 7/16/1974.

SALRIN, Joseph W.

Joseph W. Salrin, 64, a native of Mount Sterling, Illinois, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 1974, in Good Samaritan Hospital. He came to the Valley in 1942 from Minneapolis and had been a machinist for A & B Screw Machine Products in Phoenix and owned and operated a grocery store in Sunnyslope. Wife, Edna; son, F. E. of Phoenix; daughter, Betty Dreste of Phoenix; three brothers and two sisters out of state and two grandchildren. Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. 2/10/1974.

SANCHEZ, Antonia

Antonia Sanchez, 92, was born in Tucson and died Tuesday, July 16, 1974, in St. Luke's Hospital. She was brought to Phoenix at age 12 and for 60 years lived at 332 E. Buchanan. Children, John, Mrs. Pauline Guzman, Mrs. Margaret Enriquez, Mrs. Eleanor Leon and Mrs. Velia Salazar; 16 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, and 31 gr-great-grandchildren. Mass in the Church of St. Mary, 231 N. 3rd St. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. Whitney & Murphy Chapel. 7/19/1974.

SANCHEZ, Raymunda C.

23 Jan 1896 - 4 July 1974
Safford -- Mrs. Raymunda C. Sanchez, 85, died Thursday, July 4, 1974, in Globe Hospital. Sons, Ernest, Lyle, Alex, Peno, Tony, Fred, Jr., Max and Raymond; daughters, Mrs. Lupe Reyes, Mrs. Annie Figueroa, Mrs. Gloria Gaboni, Mrs. Margaret Jimenez and Mrs. Carmen Sanchez; three brothers and a sister out of state; 38 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and nine gr-great-grandchidlren. Caldwell Funeral Home. Mass was in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Burial in Glenbar Cemetery. 7/7/1974.

SAYLOR, Eugene S.

Black Canyon City -- Eugene S. Saylor, 52, died Monday, July 1, 1974, in St. Joseph's Hospital. He had operated the Pasco service station six years and was employed by Wright Manufacturing Co. in Phoenix from 1951 to 1967. Wife, Nellie; children, Gary, Marvin, and Nelma Jean; and three sisters. Grimshaw Bethany Chapel. Burial in GLendale Resthaven Park. 7/4/1974.


Sun City -- Sydney Schaffer, 73, died Wed., June 26, 1974, in Boswell Memorial Hospital. He was a retired pharmacist and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was born in Russia. He was a member of Beth Shalom Congregation. Wife, Bernice; children, Benjamin and Mrs. Sharron Phillips; and a grandchild. Sinai Mortuary. Services and burial were in Chicago. 6/28/1974.

SCHATT, Maurice

Maurice Schatt, 74, a retired distributor of restaurant equipment, died of cancer, Tuesday, June 18, 1974, in the Phoenix Medicenter. He was graduated from the School of Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was born in Russ and came to Phoenix 12 years ago from New York City. Wife, Lilyan; sons, Stanley and Paul; two sisters and a brother; and two grandchildren. Sinai Mortuary. Private cremation. 6/20/1974.

SCHALLMAN, Ethel Annie

Ethel Annie Schallman, 51, who was serving her second term as president of Scottsdale Chapter of B'Nai B'rith Women, died Saturday, July 13, 1974, in Sloan Kittering Hospital, New York City. She was a homemaker who moved here 18 years ago from Chicago. Husband, Marvin J.; children, Mrs. Sande Gubin, Wende and Glen Schallman; a sister; and two grandchildren. Graveside services were in Beth Israel Cemetery, 3401 W. Jackson. Sinai Mortuary. 7/16/1974.

SCHERER, Rande LeRoy

Services for Rande LeRoy Scherer, 15, were Saturday in Maryvale Chapel, 6901 W. Indian School. Burial will be in Phoenix Memorial Park. Rande, of 6101 W. Hollyhock Drive, died of an illness Wednesday in St. Luke's Hospital. In the 10th grade at Maryvale High School, he was active in baseball and football and in the American Legion baseball program. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Scherer; sisters, Karolene Klassen, Clarice Kokali, Lori Dee and Lana Scherer; a brother, Robert; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Scherer and Mr. and Mrs. John Bradford. Published in the Arizona Republic 6/7/1974.

SCHLEGEL, Sate Edward

3 July 1902 - 27 June 1974
Tempe -- Sate Edward Schlegel, 71, a meat cutter for Wright's and Bashas' markets, died Thursday, June 27, 1974, in Mesa Lutheran Hospital. Wife, Tillie; children, Sate R. "Bud" and Mrs. Helen E. Henderson; three brothers and a sister; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services were in Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church. Meldrum Mortuary. Burial in Mesa Cemetery. 6/29/1974.


Hertha Schlitt, 83, of Scottsdale, died Wed., June 5, 1974, in a local hospital. Husband, John; children, Stephen and Mrs. Lucy Homan; and several grandchildren. Messinger Mortuary. Burial in Paradise Memorial Gardens. 6/7/1974.


Henry F. Schmidt, 75, who recently retired from the Converse B & B Supply Co., died Friday, June 21, 1974, in Doctors Hospital. He was general manager of United Boat Corp. at the Kingman Airport rom 1951 to 1957. Wife, Charlotte; daughters, Dorothy Wolf and Caroline Giroux; sister, Ann Weixler; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mercer Mortuary. Burial in Sunland Memorial Park. 6/22/1974.

SCHOENHARD, Sylvester P.

Mesa -- Sylvester P. Schoenhard, 62, died Mon., July 1, 1974, in GOod Samaritan Hospital. He was a retired bulk dealer for the Standard Oil Co. in Presbo, S.D. Wife, Esther; a son, Larry; and two grandchildren. Melcher Mortuary. Burial in Presho, South Dakota. 7/4/1974.


Apache Junction -- Francis H. Schroeder, 79, of North Palo Verde St., died Thurs., June 27, 1974, in Phoenix Veterans Hospital. He was an Army veteran of World War I and had been a miner before retiring to Arizona 25 years ago from Denver. Survivors include a nephew, Jack Schroeder; and nieces and nephews out of state. Catholic Church of St. George. Burial in Mesa Cemetery. Desert View Chapel Mortuary. 6/29/1974.



SCHULER, Alfred William

Alfred William Schuler, 72, a member of Central United Methodist Church, died Monday, July 8, 1974, in St. Luke's Hospital. He retired as office manager in 1962 with Albert Mathies Wholesale Furniture Co. of El Paso. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Edith R. Vining; brother, Quintus D.; niece, Aloha Herbein; nephew, Ronnie L. Schuler. Mercer Mortuary. Burial in Memory Lawn Cemetery with a Masonic funeral committee assisting. 7/10/1974.

SCOLARO, Vincent P.

Vincent P. Scolaro, 80, a retired tailor, died Friday, June 7, 1974, in St. Joseph's Hospital. Wife, Theresa M.; children, Peter, Michael, Mrs. Augustine Capozzi and mrs. Antoinette Forsano and nine grandchildren. Mass at St. Thomas Church, 2312 E. Campbell. Entombment in St. Francis Mausoleum. 6/9/1974.

SCOTT, Jerry F.

Jerry F. Scott, 37, of Scottsdale, was killed in an auto accident Sunday, June 2, 1974, on the reservation. Rosary was in his home on the Salt River Indian Reservation. Mass was in the Church of St. Francis on the reservation. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. Survived by daughter, Victoria; brother, Brandon; sisters, Lorenda James and Cynthis Scott. Gibbons Bunker Tempe Mortuary. 6/6/1974.

SCOTT, Cedric A., Sr.

Mayer -- Cedric A. Scott, Sr., 65, a retired railroad clerk, died Friday, June 21, 1974, in Good Samaritan Hospital. Wife, Isabel; sons, Cedric, Jr., Richard D. and George E.; daughters, mrs. Teresa Scheckenbuger and Mrs. Marietta Stevens; and 21 grandchildren. Sunnyslope Sunnyside Mortuary. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery. 6/23/1974.

SCOTT, John H.

Litchfield Park -- John H. Scott, 68, who had been self-employed 22 years in the coin operated laundry business, died Tuesday, June 25, 1974. He was a member of the Goodyear Golf and Country Club and the state chapter of Descendants of the Mayflower. Wife, Erma; children, Richard W. and Edith F. Mannich; and three grandchildren. Private service and burial. 6/27/1974.


Mrs. Ruby Scott, 78, of 2616 W. Corrine Drive, died Sunday, June 23, 1974, in Glendale Samaritan Hospital. She had worked in the housekeeping department of Avondale School District 1 for several years. Sons, Joe, Garland and Alec Taylor; daughters, Mrs. Montez Crocker, Mrs. Billie Noack, Mrs. Mary Sears and Mrs. Doyce Tobin; 33 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Cannon Funeral Home. Resthaven Park Cemetery. 6/24/1974.


David M. Segoviano, 18, was killed Sunday, June 16, 1974, in a Phoenix auto accident. He had been an assembler for a cooler manufacturer. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesus Segoviano; brothers, Ruben and Gilbert; sisters, Margie and Sylvia; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Pedro S. Segoviano and Mr. and Mrs. Domingo Moreno. Mass in Immaculate Heart Church. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery. 6/19/1974.

SEVERN, Myrtle E.

Myrtle E. Severn, 80, died Thursday, June 27, 1974, in Phoenix General Hospital. Survivors include a son, Robert, and three grandchildren. Burial in Greenwood Memorial Park. 6/30/1974.


Ella H. Sexton, 79, died Wed., Oct. 23, 1974, in Phoenix General Hospital. She was born in San Antonio, Texas, and came here in 1917 from Los Angeles. She was the widow of Ray Sexton. Children, Roy H., Ruth Hunt, Patricia Villalpando and Mildred Cast; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; three gr-great-grandchildren. Burial in the Sheldon Cemetery at Duncan. 10/25/1974.

SEYMOUR, Robert Allen, Jr.

Robert Allen Seymour, Jr., 13, who was a student at Tri-City School, drowned Friday, June 14, 1974, in Globe. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Seymour; brothers, Brad and Bryan Seymour and Thomas Parmalee; sisters, Sue and Kami; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Seymour and Mrs. Ora Oliver. Larry C. Melcher Mortuary. Burial in Mountain View Memorial Gardens. 6/18/1974.


Thomas Franklin Shackelford, 67, a trustee of the Palmcroft Baptist Church, died June 27, 1974, in his Oklahoma City home. He lived in Phoenix from 1937 to 1967 and was an officer with TIME-D.C. Freight Lines. Wife, Ruby; children, Mrs. Charlotte Shingledecker, Ronald and Thomas; a brother, Hobart; and a sister, Mrs. Minnie Burrus; and five grandchildren. Services were in Oklahoma City and burial was in Minco, Oklahoma. 7/7/1974.

SHARP, Daisey Pearl

Glendale -- Daisey Pearl Sharp, 84, a member of the Church of Christ here, died Sunday, July 7, 1974, in Glendale Samaritan Hospital. Children, Keith Black, Harvey L, Paul W., Chester E., Donald P. and Linden D. Sharp and Mrs. Margaret Garrett; a sister; 17 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Services were in Chapel of the Chimes. Burial in Glendale Memorial Park. 7/10/1974.


Scottsdale -- James C. Sheehan, 68, died Sat., July 6, 1974, in Scottsdale Memorial Hospital. He was an appraiser 20 years for North American Savings in Forest Park, Illinois, and had served as an Army officer in World War I. Wife, Grace and two sisters survive. Mass in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Messinger Mortuary. Burial in Green Acres Cemetery. 7/9/1974.


Joel C. Sheldon, 69, of 618 N. Central, who had operated motels in Arizona, California and New Mexico from 1942 until 1969, died Monday, July 1, 1974, in Good Samaritan Hospital. Private memorial serices for Mr. Sheldon, a member of Trinity Cathedral, Arizona Club and Phoenix Country Club, were in A. L. Moore & Sons Mortuary. Cremation was private. Survivors include daughters, Marianne Sheldon and Mrs. Dallas Henkle; and four grandchildren. Wednesday, July 3, 1974.

SHELDON, Walter H.

Walter H. Sheldon, 85, died Friday, Oct. 25, 1974, in Doctors Hospital. He was a retired farmer. Wife, Laura; sons, Wesley and Marvin; a sister out of state; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial in Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Scottsdale. 10/28/1974.


Agnes D. Sheppard, 61 died Wed., June 12, 1974, in Good Samaritan Hospital. She retired as a secretary from the Capitol Machine Tool Co., in 1972. She was a Lutheran Church member. Husband, Frank; children, the Rev. Charles F. Sheppard, Donald J., Michael S., T-Sgt. Robert W. Sheppard and Mrs. Nancy A. Yoakum; and 10 grandchildren. Grimshaw Bethany Chapel. Burial in Memory Lawn Cemetery. 6/13/1974.

SHEPPARD, Juanita Leos

Florence -- Juanita Leos Sheppard, 61, died Wed., June 12, 1974, in Good Samaritan Hospital. She had taught since 1954 in the Pinal Country Accommodation School, specializing in educational programs for retarded children. She also taught in Globe, phoenix, and Ft. Huachuca after graduating from the University of Arizona in 1935. She was born in Imperial, California, and came to Florence in 1916. She was organist and choir director for Assumption Catholic Church in Florence. Husband, Maj. Reginald Sheppard (retired); mother, Mrs. Yeddo Smith Leos; and a brother, Lucas Leos, Jr. Burial in the Florence Cemetery. 6/14/1974. SHIFFER, Louise R. Sun City -- Louise R. Shiffer, 96, a member of the First Baptist Church of Youngtown, died Sunday, June 30, 1974, in her home at 10110 Peoria Ave. Daughters, Mrs. Marie Duncan and Mrs. Vera Schaeffer; a sister; 13 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 11 gr-great-grandchildren. Lundberg Golden Door Chapel. Burial was in Joliet, Illinois. July 2, 1974.

SHIRLEY, Lenora M.

Lenora M. Shirley, 71, who had lived in Arizona 62 years, died Thursday, June 20, 1974, in Phoenix MediCenter. She lived the past 20 years in Prescott. Sisters, B. Ovelia Hackler and Mrs. Viola Turner; six nephews and two nieces. Graveside services were in Glendale Memorial Park. Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary. 6/22/1974.

SHIRLEY, Lora Faye

Safford -- Lora Faye Shirley, 42, died Tuesday in Mt. Graham Community Hospital. She was a former employe of The Arizona Republic and had been an Avon lady locally for about nine years. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Shirley. Mass at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Burial in Safford Cemetery. 7/4/1974.

SHREVE, Walter T.

Sun City -- Walter T. Shreve, 72, an executive 38 years with Allied Chemical Corp. in Chicago, died Sunday, June 30, 1974, in Valley View Hospital. Wife, Helen; a son, John T.; and three grandchildren. Lundberg Sunland Chapel. Burial in Sunland Cemetery. July 2, 1974.


Mesa -- Ivan Shroll, 77, died Sat., June 1, 1974, in his home at 2353 Salem. He was a retired sales and service engineer. Wife, Alice M.; a son, Robert; daughters, Mrs. Miriam Osgood and Mrs. Beverly Baiding; a brother and two sisters out of state; and five grandchildren. Gibbons-Bunker Garden Chapel. Burial in Mesa Cemetery. 6/3/1974.


15 Nov 1893 - 17 July 1974
Joseph Shuirman, 80, who had owned a hardware store 35 years, died Wed., July 17, 1974, in Yavapai Community Hospital in Prescott. He retired to Phoenix in 1950 from Flint, Michigan. He was a member of B'nai B'rith Temple Beth Israel and was an Army veteran of World War I. Grimshaw Bethany Chapel Mortuary. Beth Israel Cemetery, 3401 W. Jackson. 7/20/1974.


28 Nov 1909 - 22 Jun 1974
Sun City -- Jack Silberman, 64, died Saturday, June 22, 1974, in Jackson, Wyoming. He came here in 1963 and had been purchasing agent six years for Jackson Lodge. Wife, Margaret; sons, Alan and Fred; a sister, Mrs. Sadie Miller; two brothers; and seven grandchildren. Lundberg Sunland Chapel. Burial in Sunland Cemetery. 6/27/1974.

SILVAS, Sylvia Ann

Guadalupe -- Sylvia Ann Silvas, 15, who was a junior at Marcos De Niza High School in Tempe, was dead on arrival at Tempe Community Hospital Saturday, June 29, 1974, of a bullet wound. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pedro Silvas. Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Leticia Valdez; brothers, Peter, Phillip, Michael and Sixto. Mass was in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Burial in East Resthaven Park Cemetery, Phoenix. Gibbons-Bunker Tempe Mortuary. July 1, 1974.

SKAR, Alfred F.

Sun City -- Alfred F. Skar, 61, an Army veteran of World War II, died Sunday, June 2, 1974. He retired as an inspector after 25 years with Eastman Kodak in Rochester, N.Y. Wife, Stella; a stepdaughter, Shirley Sekel; two brothers and two sisters. Lundberg Golden Door Chapel. Private burial. 6/4/1974.


Services and burial for Joseph Ray Skinner, 25, a plasterer and layout fitter, were in Warren, Ohio. Mr. Skinner, 1718 E. Campbell Ave., was shot to death Tuesday near Scottsdale. A suspect in the shooting has been arrested, according to sheriff's deputies. He had no local survivors, Universal Memorial Center announced. The Arizona Republic June 23, 1974.