All obituaries are from The Arizona Republic unless otherwise noted.

FAGAN, William J.

William J. Fagan, 69, who had been in the coffee processing business, died Feb. 4, 1982, in Doctors Hospital. Mr. Fagan was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and came to Arizona four years ago. He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II and was a member of the American Legion and the Union Club. Survivors include his children, Patricia Fagan, Phoenix, Andrea Fagan, Oxnard, CA, and Kenneth Fagan, Healdsburg, CA. Scripture services were at Grimshaw Mortuary, 710 W. Bethany. Private interment. The AZ Republic Monday, Feb. 8, 1982.


19 April 1940 - December 1982
Funeral Announcement Only: For information call Arizona Burial/Cremation/Transportation Service, 334 W. Monroe. 12/5-7/1982.


Scottsdale -- Robert H. Fairchild, 70, a real estate broker seven years with Fairchild Realty in Scottsdale, died Nov. 29, 1982. He was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and moved to Arizona 11 years ago from New Jersey. Survived by daughter, Robyn Fairchild; sons, James, Stanley and Richard; a brother; and grandchildren. 12/1/1982.

FALCON, Emilia

El Mirage -- Emilia Falcon, 48, of 14614 Alto St., died Dec. 2, 1982, at her residence. Mrs. Falcon was born in Texas and moved to Arizona 19 years ago. She is survived by her husband, Armando; daughters, Irene, Maria Luisa and Maria Jesusita; sons, Armando, Jr., Leo, David and Daniel; mother, Maxima Longoria; six sisters; three brothers; and six grandchildren. Mass will be 6:30 p.m. Monday at Santa Teresita Catholic Church, Verbena and Ventura Roads. Botimer Family Mortuary made arrangements. Published in The Arizona Republic December 5, 1982.

FALDER, Theresa Marie

Theresa Marie Falder, 87, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1982, in a Valley hospital. Mass for Mrs. Falder was in St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 9728 Palmeras Lane, Sun City. She was born in Austria and moved to Flagstaff in 1958 from California. She later moved to Sun City before moving to Phoenix. Survivors include a daughter, Marjorie Montaven; a son, George; a sister; a brother; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. The Arizona Republic Friday, October 15, 1982.

FALLON, Josephine O'Leary

Josephine O'Leary Fallon, 79, 322 W. Polk, died Nov. 20, 1982. She was born in Garret, Pennsylvania, moved to Phoenix from Youngstown, Ohio, in 1941. Mrs. Fallon was a founding member of St. Matthews Parish and was a member of the sodality. She was active in Phoenix Typographical Union auxiliary. Survivors include her husband, Regis; daughters, Patricia Benedict and JoAnn Garcia; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Rosary and mass was at Saint Matthews Church, 320 N. 20th Dr. Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home. Interment Greenwood Memorial Park. 11/22/1982.


Mass for Donto Y. Farinas, 82, who had been a cook at the Peking Restaurant for 25 years, was in Our Lady of Fatima, 1414 S. 17th Ave. He was born in the Philippine Islands and moved to Phoenix in 1926 from Los Angeles. He also worked at the American Kitchen and Tang's Club. Survivors include six sons, Ernest, Joe, Anthony, Freddie, Robert and Johnny; a daughter, Mary Madrano; 48 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. The Phoenix Gazette, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1982, p.D4

FARLEY, Patrick Michael

Patrick Michael Farley, 31, wife, Anna, and children, Ryan and Ashley, Miami; parents Mr. and Mrs. William Farley, Phoenix; brother, James of Tennessee; sisters, Kathleen A. PRICE, Flagstaff, and Christine THELLE of California. Interment St. Francis Cemetery. The Phoenix Gazette Oct. 15, 1982.


Prescott -- Services for Bryan E. Farrell, 85, who died Feb. 1, 1982, in Yavapai Community Hospital in Prescott were in Mountain View Cemetery here. Mr. Farrell, was was born in Aspen, CO, came to Arizona 78 years ago and retired as an engineer from the Santa Fe Railroad after 44 years of service. He was a veteran of the Navy. He also was secretary treasurer of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers, a member of the Elks Lodge and American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Esther; a daughter, Winifred Bauer; a brother and two sisters; and one grandchild. Memory Chapel in Prescott made arrangements. The Arizona Republic Feb 4, 1982.

FATH, Anita C.

Sun City -- Anita Fath, 68, a winter visitor to Sun City for four years, died Feb. 5, 1982, in Boswell Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Fath, a native of Chicago, was a member of the Grace Bible Church. Survivors include her husband, A. G. Fath and sons, Rev. David K. Fath, Palmyra, PA, and A. G., III, Big Rapids, Michigan. Memorial services were at Lundberg's Mortuary. Services and interment in Cadillac, Michigan. The AZ Republic Sunday, Feb. 7, 1982.

FAY, Conrad Joseph

23 Sep 1913 - Oct 1982


Scottsdale -- Leo J. Fayette, 63, of 8649 Royal Palm Road, a retired data processor, died December 31, 1981, in Good Samaritan Hospital. Mr. Fayette was born in Morristown, New Jersey, and came to Arizona three years ago. Survivors include his wife, Mary; children, Catherine GLEASON, Leo and Kevin; a brother and four grandchildren. Services at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 7655 Main. Funeral announcement: Survived by wife, Mary; sons, Leo J., Jr. of Virginia; Kevin M. of Maryland; daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Catherine) GLEASON of Scottsdale; brother, Donald of Kansas; four grandchildren; Services at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Scottsdale. Interment Paradise Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Messinger Mortuary. 3-Jan-1982

FELIX, Fayellen N.

Fayellen Felix, 58, a volunteer for Goodwill Auxiliary and Assistance League of Phoenix, died Nov. 20, 1982, at John C. Lincoln Hospital. Mrs. Felix was born in Larned, Kansas, and moved to Arizona 16 years ago. She is survived by her husband, Russell E.; son, Larry F., and a brother. Memorial services were at Grimshaw Bethany Chapel. Interment Greenwood Memorial Park. 11/23/1982.


Roy Fell, 60, of Phoenix, a retired postal worker, died Jan. 29, 1982, in his home. Mr. Fell came to Arizona two years ago from his native Chicago. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; mother, Catherine May; three sisters and a brother. Rosary was at Northwest Mortuary, 4033 N. 19th Ave. Mass was at Ss. Simon & Saint Jude Cathedral, 6351 N. 27th Ave. Feb. 1, 1982

FELMET, John W., Sr.

John William Felmet, Sr., who owned Green's Coffee Shop before retiring in 1970, died Dec. 18, 1982. He was born in Leonard, Texas, and moved to Phoenix 46years ago from Oklahoma City. He served in the Army during World War II and was a member of Larkspur Christian Church and the American Luke Greenway Post. He is survived by wife, Violet; son, John, Jr.; brother, Harvey Smith; sisters Gladys Nickles and Ethyl Brown; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Graveside services at Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Whitney & Murphy Downtown Chapel made arrangements. 12/21/1982.


Ernest Ferguson, 61, of 213 W. Cory Dr., who had operated a carpet laying business, died Feb. 1, 1982, in the Veterans' Administration Center. Mr. Ferguson was born in Kansas and came to Phoenix 15 years ago. Survivors include his wife, Norma; son, Donnie and stepson, Denny Blowers. Graveside services were at Greenwood Memorial Cemetery, 2300 W. Van Buren. A.L.Moor & Sons Mortuary made arrangements. The AZ Republic Feb. 5, 1982.


funeral announcement only No information. 11/29/1982.

FERGUSON, Margaret

Margaret Aepli Ferguson, 88, a retired secretary with the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, died Dec. 24, 1982 at St. Luke's Hospital. Mrs. Ferguson, of 85 W. Holly St., was born in Dubuque, Iowa, and lived in Arizona since 1898. She worked as a secretary for the Arizona Constitutional Convention and the Arizona Corporation Commission. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Queen Esther Chapter No. 22. Survivors include her sons, Archie of Tempe and Ben H. Ferguson, Concord, CA; two brothers, Paul Aepli and Milton Aeplie {sic}, both of Tempe; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church, Norton Chapel, 402 W. Monroe. A. L. Moore and Sons made the arrangements. Published in the Arizona Republic 12/28/1982, p. D10

FERRIN, Virgil

Mesa -- Services for Virgil L. Ferrin, 81, who had owned a furniture business in Logan, Utah, will be in Melcher's Mission Chapel, 6625 E. Apache Trail. Mr. Ferrin, 613 Revolte Circle, came here 18 years ago from his native Utah and died Jan. 2, 1982, in Mesa Lutheran Hospital. He was a member of the Mesa 37th Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a past president of the Lions and past exalted ruler of the Elks, both in Logan. Surviving are his wife, Claudine; children, Barbara Dell BINDRUP and Val L.; three sisters; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 5-Jan-1982


Robert V. Figueroa, 64, was a Phoenix native. Wife, Viviana; daughters, Alice, Mary Ellen and Mary Laura; sons, Robert, Charles and Alex; two sisters; three brothers. 12/7/1982.

FINK, Verda

18 September 1887 - January 1982
For information call Arizona Burial/Cremation/Transportation Services 334 W. Monroe. 1/4/1982


Services for John R. Finley, 57, were in Willow Grove Baptist Church, 3244 S. 40th St. Graveside rites in Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Cave Creek and Pinnacle Peak roads. Mr. Finley, 2446 S. Sixth Ave., died Jan. 1, 1986, in his home. He served in the Army in World War II and moved to Phoenix in 1946 from Oklahoma. He is survived by children, Barbara Lance, Pamela and Todd; two sisters and three brothers. Botimer Mortuary made arrangements. 1/4-1/6/1982.

FINLEY, Samuel, Sr.

10 Sep 1924 - Sep 1982

FIORI, Samuel J.

Glendale -- Mass for Samuel J. Fiori, 58, who had been an aircraft mechanic the past 23 years, for American Airlines, will be today in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 5614 W. Orangewood. Mr. Fiori, who came to Glendale in 1972, died January 4, 1982, in Los Angeles. He was born in Herkimer, New York. He is survived by his wife, Lena; daughters, Rosalie BECKER, Mary STEVENSON and Patty; two grandchildren; a brother and two sisters. Lundberg White Rose Chapel made arrangements. Published in the Arizona Republic, Friday, January 8, 1982, p. E3.

FIRTH, Florence May

Peoria -- Florence May Firth, 74, a former supervisor at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Manufacturing Co. plant in Akron, Ohio, died Nov. 22, 1982, in Beverly Manor Nursing Home. Mr. Firth was born in Akron and moved to Arizona in 1965. She is survived by her daughter, Martha J. Glendon and a granddaughter. Memorial services were at Menke Funeral Home, Sun City. 11/23/1982.


Ann M. Fischer, 81, a retired school teacher, died Feb. 4, 1982, in a nursing home in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. She moved to Fort Smith four years ago from Tempe. Mrs. Fischer, a native of Oklahoma, taught school for many years in Jerome, Phoenix, and Tempe. She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona and her Master's degree from Pepperdine University in California. Graveside services were at Double Butte Cemetery in Tempe. Tempe Mortuary made arrangements. The AZ Republic Monday, Feb. 8, 1982.

FISHER, Philip A.

Philip A. Fisher, 70, a retired administrator with Salt River Project, died Dec. 24, 1982, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Mr. Fisher was born in Rockville, Maryland, and moved to Arizona in 1948. He was a member of Musicians Union No. 526 and the National Rifle Association. He is survived by his wife, Celestine; three children, two sisters, two brothers, and a grandchild. Memorial services were at the First Church of Religious Science, 6539 N. 7th St. Mercer Mortuary. 12/28/1982.


George Fitzmaurice, 100, moved to Arizona 22 years ago from his native New York. Sons, A. Joseph, Robert, Charles and George. 10/12/1982.


Frederick L. Fitzpatrick, 85, who had been a clerk for the Northwestern Railroad for 35 years, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1982, in a Valley nursing home. Mass for Fitzpatrick was in St. Joachim and St. Anne Catholic Church, Sun City. He was born in Chicago and moved to Sun City in 1964 from Forsyth, Missouri. He was a member of the Holy Name Society and Knights of Columbus and was an usher at the church. He is survived by his wife, Ethel. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Phoenix. The Phoenix Gazette October 28, 1982.

FLESHNER, Toni Marie

Apache Junction -- Toni Marie Fleshner, daughter of David and Kimberly, died Dec. 23, 1982, at her Apache Junction residence. Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Fleshner and Mr. and Mrs. David Parisot; five great-grandparents; and two great-great-grandmothers. Services were at Kubler Apache Junction Mortuary, 398 E. FOurth Ave. 12/26/1982.


Mesa -- Jewell L. Fletcher, 79, died Nov. 15, 1982. Mrs. Fletcher was born in Texas and moved to Arizona in 1976. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband, Carroll A.; daughters, Gladyne Bolton, Litchfield Park, Carolyn Powell, Scottsdale, and Darlene Belhumeur, Germany; sons, Wallace of Hansen, KY, and Foye Dale of Boise, ID; a sister, Bernice Bonin, Ft. Worth, TX; a brother, Carroll E. Bills, Vega, TX; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services were at Messinger Mortuary. Interment Mesa City Cemetery. Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1982.


R.L. "Bob" Flinchum, 57, office manager with Buck Brown Contracting Co., died Dec. 2, 1982. He was born in Sidnaw, Michigan, and moved to Phoenix from Alurium, Michigan, in 1972. Survived by wife, Betty; daughters, Connie L. Wilson, Barbara Mauck, Jan Herrick, Linda Welch and Wendy Haller; mother, Mabel; a brother. 12/5/1982.

FLINT, Alta M.

Alta M. Flint, 67, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1982, in a Valley hospital. Services for Mrs. Flint were in Menke Funeral Home, Sun City. She was born in Illinois and moved to Sun City in 1979 from New Jersey. She was a member of Palmbrook Country Club, Sun City Lakes Club and the Pi Betra Phi sorority alumnae. Survivors include her husband, Amos H., Jr.; sons, Amos III and James; a brother, James McGaan of Illinois; two sisters, Mary MacMaster and Vera Nelson, both of Illinois; and seven grandchildren. Published in the Phoenix Gazette 10/21/1982.

FLORES, Christina Espinoza

Mass for Christina Espinoza Flores, 88, a homemaker, was in St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 909 S. 1st Ave. Mrs. Flores, 906 S. 1st Ave., died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1982, in a Valley hospital. She was a native of Phoenix and a member of the legion of Mary and the Guadalupanas. Survivors include two sons, Frank Flores and Joe Montano; four daughters Sofia Salazar, Adelina Badilla, Beatrice and Christian Nunez; a sister, 27 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. 10/1/1982.

FLYGT, Helmer Gustave

Funeral announcement only. Memorial services conducted by Rev. Arthur Blaisdell United Church of Sun City, 11250 N. 107th Ave. Sunland Memorial Park. 11/29/1982.


Glendale -- Mary V. Fogle, 75, of Glendale, was born in Rogersville, Missouri, and came to Arizona 40 years ago. She died December 30, 1981, in Phoenix General Hospital. Survivors include her daughter, Billie MESAROSH [sic] and three grandchildren. Services were at Maryvale Church of the Nazarene, 3201 N. 51st Ave. Chapel of the Chimes made arrangements. Funeral announcement: Survived by daughter, Billie MESSAROSH [sic] of Glendale, 3 grandchildren. Services Maryvale Church of the Nazarene, 3201 N. 51st Ave. Interment Memory Lawn. Chapel of the Chimes, 924 N. 59th Ave. 1/3-4/1982

FOLEY, Francis

Graveside services for Francis D. Foley, 74, who died Dec. 25, 1982, at Humana Hospital Phoenix, will be today at Greenwood Memorial Park, 2300 W. Van Buren. Mr. Foley, a retired salesman, was born in Vermont and moved to Arizona from Massachusetts 30 years ago. He is survived by his wife, Hazel; sons, Tom and Larry; stepchildren, Leon and Alvia Fincher, Dorothy Chatenay, Joyce Scott and Laverne Rushing; five grandchildren and 13 step-grandchildren. Mortensen-Kins Funeral Center made arrangements. Published Wednesday, December 29, 1982, in the Arizona Republic.

FOLK, Clyde W.

Clyde W. Folk, 82, who had been in the upholstering business and was a member of Eastside Church of Christ, died Jan. 5, 1982, in Phoenix General Hospital. Mr. Folk, 6807 W. Polk, was born in Iowa and moved to Arizona 45 years ago. He is survived by his wife, Lena; children, Joan Grimes, Jackie Elgas, Betty, Bob and Don; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two sisters and a brother Services were in Memory Lawn Mausoleum Chapel, 719 N. 27th Ave., Mercer Mortuary announced. The Arizona Republic, Friday, January 8, 1982.

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