A Few Miscellaneous Biographies

SAGE, Blanche Louise

Blanche Louise Sage, 71, of Phoenix, a retired restaurant cook, died April 3, 1998. She was born in Galveston, Texas. Survivors include her daughters, Deborah KITCHENS, Sharon HENDRIX and Mary MESSMER; sons, James, Michael, and David KITCHENS and Samuel SCHWARTZ; 20 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services Lowman's Arizona Funeral Home, 717 W. Dobbins Road, Phoenix. The Arizona Republic Tuesday, April 7, 1998 B4


In loving memory Paul J. Schatt Beloved husband, father, journalist, community leader, teacher, friend Aug. 31, 1945 - Nov. 19, 2005 Paul passed away Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005. Paul was born in Brooklyn, New York, and moved to Phoenix, Arizona, when he was five years old. Paul attended Grandview Elementary School and Central High School. He worked his way through college, graduating with distinction from Arizona State University with majors in political science and English. He was also a professional journalism fellow at Stanford University. Paul got his start at The Arizona Republic as a weekend copyboy in December 1962. He became editor of "Young Arizona," The Republic's teen section, and then became a reporter. In the 1960s, Paul wrote The Republic's popular weekly "What's Happening" column, which focused on news of interest to young people. Later, he became a celebrated Phoenix City Hall reporter. He was urban affairs team leader, and then became an assistant city editor. He served as night city editor, assignments editor, city desk slot man and metropolitan editor. He also was editor of The Republic's well-read Sunday magazine supplement, Arizona. In 1988, he became editorial page editor of The Phoenix Gazette. He returned to The Republic in 1993 as editorial page editor. Most recently, Paul continued to serve on The Republic's Editorial Board as an assistant editorial page editor and oversaw the launch of the local Opinions pages for the Scottsdale, Ahwatukee Foothills, Chandler and Gilbert Republics. Paul helped train and influenced many aspiring journalists. He had taught public affairs reporting at Arizona State University since the mid-1970s and was the Phoenix manager for the Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowships. He also was active in many journalism organizations. Paul was a vice president of the Arizona Press Club, which had honored his work with journalism awards. He was president of the Valley of the Sun chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi, and was co-chairman of the group's 1974 national convention. He was a national trustee of the First Amendment Congress, a member of the National Conference of Editorial Writers and chairman of Friends of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Telecommunications at ASU. Paul also tirelessly contributed service to the community. He served on many boards and community organizations over the years Those organizations included: Valley Leadership Class VI and the boards of the Arizona Humanities Council; Camelback Hospitals Inc. and West Valley Camelback Hospitals; the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library; Crisis Nursery, Inc.; and the Hospice of the Valley. He was an advisory board member for the Junior League of Phoenix and Sun Sounds, the radio reading service for the blind and visually impaired. Paul was a reserved commissioned officer of the U.S. Army National Guard for many years and was honorably discharged on April 24, 1980. He is survived by his wife, Laura Schatt, daughter Suzannah Kellner (Karl), son Andrew Schatt, stepson Nathaniel Harris, stepdaughter Sarah Harris, granddaughter Cassandra Kellner and brother Stanley Schatt. A Celebration of Life for Paul was held at the Phoenix Art Museum, 1650 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, Arizona. A Paul Schatt Memorial Fund has been established with the Arizona Humanities Council, 1242 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, Arizona, 85004. The telephone number is (602) 257-0335, Ext. 21. Our heartfelt gratitude to Drs. Neal Klein, Robert Moffit, James Doris and Michael Caskey and their medical staff, and to St. Joseph's Hospital and Renal Care Group, for all the great medical care they gave Paul. Paul was a man of integrity who enjoyed life, was passionate about his work, had a great sense of humor, a kind and generous personality and a warm smile. Paul will be missed by many people who loved and appreciated him. Published in The Arizona Republic on 11/30/2005.

SCHLINKMANN, David Gerhardt

David Gerhardt Schlinkmann, 52, of Phoenix, manager of a thrift store, died May 29, 1998. He was born in Milwaukee. Survivors include his wife, Lina; and brother; Terry. Visitation Botimer Funeral Home, 1641 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. Services South Mountain Bible Church, 2037 E. Desert Lane, Phoenix. The Arizona Republic Wednesday, June 3, 1998 E9

SCHODDE, Gerd Fritz

Gerd Fritz Schodde, 59, of Phoenix, a warehouseman, died June 22, 1998. He was born in Germany. Survivors include his sons, Dieter Klaus and Jeffrey Addison; sister, Doris Schodde-Belfore; brother, Klaus; and two grandchildren. Services have been held. A. L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuary and Chapel. The Arizona Republic Saturday, June 27, 1998


Robert Schwakopf, 81, of Phoenix, a former linotype operator with Phoenix Newspapers, Inc., died April 26, 1998. He was born in Oil City, Pa., and was a World War II Army Air corps veteran. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Services are private. Whitney and Murphy Arcadia Funeral Home. The Arizona Republic Thursday, May 7, 1998


Schweikher, Paul, distinguished architect. Paul Schwelkher, nationally prominent architect, died December 23, 1997 in Phoenix. He was 94. He attended high school in Denver, later studied at the University of Colorado, Boulder, majoring in engineering. Natural talent in art, soon invoked a strong desire to become an architect and, at age 21, he left Denver to pursue studies in that field in Chicago. Following marriage to Dorothy Miller of Denver, Schweikher became employed as a draftsman, subsequently working for the celebrated architect, David Adler, to whom he later gave credit for instilling his great sense of proportion and design. Advised to further his art education, Schweikher enrolled at Yale School of Architecture, eventually winning a traveling fellowship for extended study in Europe. Upon his return to Chicago and private practice, he became a highly-regarded peer of such notable architects as Alfred Granger, Phillip Maher, Howard Shaw, Fred Keck, and Mies ven der Rohe. Accepting offers to become chair of architecture first, at Yale, and later at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, Schweikher led successful administrations at both schools while maintaining private practice in both New Haven and Pittsburgh. He established a reputation as a skilled architect of churches, schools and residences, of which his own in Roselle, IL and Sedona, AZ are prime examples. Both the Roselle and Sedona houses served as testimony to his ability to artfully combine geometric beauty with the majesty of nature. Paul Schweikher is survived by a son, Paul, and two grandchildren, Erich and Clair and a brother, Frederick, all living in Phoenix. His remains, following cremation, will be joined with those of his wife, Dorothy, who died in 1995. The Arizona Republic 3/3/98

SCHWEIKLE, Helen Marie

Helen Marie Schweikle, 83, of Phoenix, a homemaker, died Aug. 12, 1998. she was born in Chicago and was also a secretary of resident council at Life Care Center. Survivors include her daughters, Edna WIKLUND, Donna BADON, Helen STOKLOSA and Diane; sister, Dorothy MARTIN; brother, Robert REEVES, 10 grandchildren. Services Phoenix Memorial Mortuary Chapel, 200 W. Beardsley Road, Phoenix. The Arizona Republic 8/14/1998

SCOTT, Sallie

Mesa -- Memorial services for Sallie W. Scott, 76, who came here in 1969 from Minneapolis and was a member of Apache Wells Community Church and Golf Association, were in Melcher Mission Chapel, 6625 E. Apache Trail. Mrs. Scott, 2155 Nicklaus Drive, died July 3, 1979, in Chula Vista Nursing Home. She is survived by husband, Robert; daughters, Susan FOULK and Judith JONES; and six grandchildren. Published in the Arizona Republic Friday, July 6, 1979, p. C-5.

SHIYA, Mark S.

Mark S. Shiya was born in Inglewood, California, to Albert J. SHIYA, Sr., and Mary ZIEDE. He spent his childhood in Phoenix; Anchorage; Mountain Home, Idaho; and Riverside, California. He graduated from Ramona High School in Riverside and Arizona State University's College of Construction and Engineering. In 1976, following five years with Wittman Contracting, he and friend, Bob STREPHANS, started their own pipeline contracting company. SHIYA-STREPHANS Contracting celebrated 30 years of service in 2006. In 1984 Mark began purchasing 17 acres of land adjacent to the Squaw Peak Preserve from the original owners who acquired it under the Little Homestead Act more than forty years before. He eventually developed the property into 15 home sites known as Phoenix Hillside Estates. Mark was known for his business integrity, fun spirit, devotion to family and friends, generosity, and his pursuit of dreams he made real. Mark died February 11, 2007, following complications from multiple myeloma. He was 58. Mark is survived by his wife Vicky, mother Mary PURNELL, daughters Tirzah, Jada, Kayla, sons Nick and Nathan, brother Al and sister-in-law Lauretta, nieces Marie and Natalie, nephews Alec, Mikel and Brennan, business partner and friend, Bob Strephans. He is preceded in death by his father, his brothers Gary and Johnny, and his nephew Antony. Mark is buried at St. Francis Cemetery, Phoenix.

SHUFELT, Loren Stuges

Loren Stuges Shufelt, 84, of Glendale, a printer, died April 5, 1998. He was born in White Willow Township, Illinois. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy V.; sons, Robert S. and John H.; sisters, Lois Wilkenson and Leta Riemschneider, 11 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. Services have been held. Contributions: Arizona Hospice, in care of St. Luke's Hospital, 1800 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ 85006. Messinger Mortuary. The Arizona Republic Friday, April 10, 1998

SIMS, Kimberly Kecherson

Kimberly Kecherson Sims, 35, of Phoenix, a homemaker, died Aug. 18, 1998. She was born in Puerto Rico. Survivors include her husband, Robert; and father, John KECHERSON. No services are planned. Brown's Colonial Mortuary. The Arizona Republic Saturday, August 22, 1998 CL48

SINGH, Chinte

Chinte Singh, 77, a member of laborers Union Local 383, died Thursday in a Phoenix hospital. Mr. Singh, 68th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road, moved to Phoenix 28 years ago from California. Born in India, he came to the United States 57 years ago. Services in A. L. Moore and Sons Mortuary, 333 W. Adams. Cremation will follow. A daughter, Lillie Singh of Phoenix, survives. The Arizona Republic Saturday, Nov. 19, 1966

SINGH, Edith 'Edy' Nell

Edith 'Edy' Nell singh, 47, of Phoenix, a realtor, died April 17, 1995. She was born in Glendale. Survivors include her daughters, Mali McCormick and Tuesday McCormick; father, Rala; and mother; Mildred; sister, Karlena KRAFT; and brother, Richard. Visitation and services Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary, 7924 N. 59th Ave., Glendale. Contributions: YMCA Youth Program, 350 N. First Ave., Downtown Branch, Phoenix, AZ 85003. The Arizona Republic Thursday, April 20, 1995

SINGH, Harnam

Singh Rites Today in Casa Grande
Casa Grande -- Funeral services for Harnam Singh, 75, a retired farmer and resident here for 35 years, will be held at 9 a.m. today at the Cole and Maud Mortuary. Mr. Singh died Saturday in Hoemako Hospital. He was a native of India and served with the U.S. armed forces in World War I. He came to Arizona from California after World War I. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Nami, of Casa Grande. The Arizona Republic Monday, July 13, 1965

SINGH, Herminia Soto

Herminia Soto Singh, 77, of Phoenix, a homemaker, died July 7, 1997. She was born in Puerto Rico. Survivors include her daughter, Adela Singh-Jensen; son, Ender Sam; sisters, Flora Medina, Lidia Sidhu, Mary Soto and Rosie George; brother, Joaquin soto; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services Grimshaw Bethany Chapel, 710 W. Bethany Home Road, Phoenix. The Arizona Republic Friday, July 11, 1997

SINGH, Isabel

Isabel Singh, 91, of Casa Grande and Tucson, a farmer, died Aug. 21, 1996. She was born in Mexico. Survivors include her daughters, Nora Nichols, Barbara Quaid, Janie Poonian, Connie Jones and Bertha; sons, Herman Diwan and John; brothers, Carlos and Adolph Cabanillas; sister, Lupe Martin; 21 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren. Visitation and Rosary St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Casa Grande. Mass at the church. Contributions: Isabel Singh Scholarship, Tucson Community Foundation, 6601 E. Grant Road, Suite 3111, Tucson, AZ 85715. Cole and Maud Mortuary, Casa Grande. The Arizona Republic Sunday, August 18, 1996

SINGH, Martina

Martina Moreno Singh, 90, who lived 36 years in Phoenix, died Oct. 15, 1981, in a hospital at National City, Calif. Mrs. Singh was born in La Paz, Lower, Calif. Her family had a farm at 17th St. and Thomas Road in Phoenix, from which she moved to a farm in Imperial Valley, Calif., and later retired to San Diego. Survivors include her children, Virginia Ram, Leopoldo, Felipe, and Richard Cueto, 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services will be 8 p.m. today in Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 330 N. Second Ave. Graveside rites at Greenwood Memorial Park, 2300 W. Van Buren. The Arizona Republic Friday, October 23, 1981

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