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Monday, June 26, 2017
US Army as a Captain, Fred owned a successful landscape company in Connecticut and was Superintendent of Parks in Greenwich, CT during his young adulthood, then moved to Arizona in 1970 with Peggy and his children. During his career in Arizona, Fred held many positions including Assistant Registrar of Contractors for the State of Arizona, and a "Cactus Cop" for the Department of Agriculture, and was featured in Reader's Digest. Fred was an integral part in the building of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, and the street is named for him. Fred took great pride in his accomplished life, but his greatest love was his marriage to Peggy and his children and grandchildren. He was loved by many and will leave an unfillable hole in our hearts. Viewing: ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Avalon Chapel, 8090 N. Northern, Sunday, June 25, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Graveside Service Monday, June 26, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Hope Cemetery, 3555 N. Oracle Road.Monday, June 26, 2017
Fran; his three children , Joan Salvestrini (Ken), Craig Alday (Hope), Kim Maningo (Lance); and his brother Joe Alday (Belinda). He graduated from the University of Arizona with a BA in Spanish, a Master’s in counseling and guidance, and a PHD in Administration. He worked for the Federal Department in Man Power as a counselor, for TUSD as a counselor, assistant principal, and a principal. He devoted his life to children and his church. Services will be held July 1, 2017 with a rosary at 10:00 followed by mass at 10:30 am at St. Odilia’s Catholic Church, 7570 N. Paseo Del Norte. A luncheon/party will follow at the hall. Arrangements entrusted to Adair Funeral homes Avalon Chapel (742-7901)...Monday, May 01, 2017
Survived by: his wife; two sons, Michael (Gretchen) of Ames and Matthew (fiancee Michaela Schuler) of Waterloo; three grandchildren, Avery, Owen and Claire; his siblings, Richard (Kathy) Mosher of Arizona, Terry (Twila) Mosher of Ankeny and Kathleen Carter of Nokomis, Fla.; his mother of Nokomis; and several nieces and nephews.Preceded in death by: his father; and a brother, David, in infancy.Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 1, at Geilenfeld Funeral Home, Oelwein, with burial in Madison Township Cemetery near Aurora. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at the funeral home.Memorials: may be directed to the family.Kenny loved playing golf, farming and spending his winters in Florida -- biking and visiting his mother. His family was most important to him, especially his grandchildren. He had recently been teaching them how to drive the Ranger. ...Monday, May 01, 2017
Blue Ridge Class of 2015.He then moved to Phoenix and was attending Paradise Valley Community College on a pole vaulting scholarship. He was planning to transfer to Arizona State University in the fall to pursue a civil engineering degree.Cody was a light to everyone around him and he was surrounded by his family and friends as he passed. He will continue to help others as he was an organ donor.He is survived by his parents, Kelly and Ruth McBride, of Show Low; sister Mattie McBride, of Queen Creek; paternal grandmother Joyce Snuttjer and her husband, Rollie, of Lincoln, Neb.; maternal grandparents Violet and Paul Hughes, of Show Low; as well as many extended family members and friends.He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, James McBride; and uncles Brett Snuttjer and Andrew Mills.A celebration of life service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at “The Church” (Blue Ridge High School), 1200 W. White Mountain Blvd. in Lakeside.In lieu of flowers, the family has set up a scholarship fund in Cody’s honor: Blue Ridge Scholarship Fund, Cody McBride, P.O. Box 672, Lakeside, AZ 85929, Non-profit Tax-Exempt IRS #86-0450316.Owens Livingston Mortuary of Show Low handled arrangements. For those who have special memories and would like to send private condolences or sign an online guest boo...Monday, May 01, 2017
Kay McKay, a former Arizona Regent and Flagstaff civic leader, passed away on Thursday.She was a member of the Arizona Board of Regents from 1998 to 2003. McKay Village at Northern Arizona University is named for her.McKay served 40 years as the CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff, where she helped develop a 52-person board of directors, 20 staff members, 300 volunteers, 400 work study students, 150 interns and 230 physical therapy candidates.She and her late husband, David McKay, started the nonprofit in 1968. The organization seeks to bring mentors to young boys and girls.NAU President Rita Cheng praised McKay in a campus-wide email Friday:“I know many current and former NAU faculty, staff and students have mentored a young person through BBBS. Kay McKay’s love of NAU higher education and dedication to improving lives ensures her legacy in Flagstaff and northern Arizona will continue.”Kay and Dave McKay were each an Arizona Daily Sun Citizen of the Year. Get news...
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Monday, June 26, 2017
Chamblee Public School System. After graduating from high school he enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he received an honorable discharge. After which he made his home in Tucson Arizona. He retired from The University of Arizona after working there for many years. He was married to the late Jodene Graham. To this union three children were born. He was a devoted father and grandfather.On June 15, 2017, Harold departed this life. He is preceded in death by his parents Cleveland and Francis Rucker, wife Jodene Rucker, sons Harold Rucker Jr (Rusty) and Michael Johnson, a daughter Tamara Rucker, and a sister Louise Williams.He leaves to cherish his memories, a son Carl Rucker (Melody), one sister Grace Rucker Davis (Andrew), grandsons Brandon and Justin, granddaughters, Samantha, Ciera and Deja, great grandson Avery along with a host of nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.Monday, June 26, 2017
Raymond Dowling of Chicago, Illinois; Thomas Dowling and his wife Susan of Oakdale, Connecticut; Judy Leask and her husband Richard of Glendale, Arizona; and Jennifer Gilman and her husband Robert, who live in Hingham, Massachusetts with Ray’s three grandchildren: Tommy, Matt and Mia. Ray has two brothers, Robert residing in Suffield, Connecticut with his wife Mary and Donald residing in Lynnwood, Washington who has survived his late wife Sara.A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 11:00am at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church Street, Naugatuck. Everyone is kindly asked to go directly to church. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck. Calling hours are Monday June 5, 2017 from 4 to 8pm at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Avenue, Naugatuck. To honor Ray’s memory, contributions can be made to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770, to the Raymond E. Dowling Resource Center at Naugatuck High School, 543 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT 06770 or to the Bob Veillette Recovery Fund, 119 Timothy Road, Naugatuck, CT 06770.Monday, June 19, 2017
Dwight and Margaret Lear. He is survived by his daughter Holli DeJager of Jefferson, and son Scott Flores of St. Helens; five grandchildren, and his older brother Dwight of Scottsdale, Arizona.David was preceded in death by his parents and younger sister Melinda Lear, who passed away in 2009. David’s family moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1949 and then to Salem in 1953. David attended Hoover Elementary School, Waldo Junior High, and graduated from North Salem High School in 1966. He also attended Chemeketa Community College in Salem after high school.He worked for the State of Oregon for many years in the vehicle parts department. David was an avid car buff and owned and maintained several classic cars. David had been in poor health the last several years after having suffered a stroke, and he passed away at his home in Lyons on May 31. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Stayton Community Center. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.Read or Share this story: http://stjr.nl/2tHmRnm...
Texas paramedic looks back on 41 years in EMS - EMS1.comMonday, June 19, 2017
The school still offers an Associate’s Degree in Emergency Medical Services Professions. I stayed there until I retired in 2004 and moved to Tucson (Arizona)."Gandy says law school and his 25 years as an attorney taught him much more than the law. "You learn to think critically; how to gather and cull facts, then decide what’s important and what isn’t."One thing that seems to be a problem for EMS people is the difference between a fact and a conclusion. When you read most patient-care reports, they’re filled with unsupportable conclusions. For example, ‘Patient is A&Ox4.’ Well, that means they’re awake and alert to time, place, person and event, but how did you determine that? Lots of times, that awake-and-alert stuff is a conclusion with no basis. A good lawyer would rip that to shreds."What EMS providers think they know about the lawEMS workers often misunderstand legalities, according to Gandy. He cites the law of consent and refusal as an example."We don’t have to worry too much about consent," he says, "because we can treat almost anyone under implied consent if we have to. Where we run into problems is when we either want to refuse a patient or the patient wants to refuse care against our advice."A refusal has some technical parts to it that are seldom taught to EMS students. You have to prove informed refusal, but before you get to that point, you have to prove your patient has the present mental capacity to understand the nature of his condition and the nature of refusal, and has enough mental acuity to make a rational judgment."Gandy says most EMS providers don’t know how to determine whether a patient has present mental capacity. Instead, they focus on mental competence – a legal concept rather than a medical one."Everyone is mentally competent unless they’re declared otherwise by a court. Even if you’re drunk, you may have lost present mental capacity, but that doesn’t mean you’re mentally incompetent. Failure to understand that difference can lead to poor documentation. I’ve seen very few written refusals that would stand up in court."Not the retiring typeGandy wasn’t finished with EMS when he retired from Tyler Junior College in 2004. "I got a call from an instructor I’d hired at Tyler," he says. "She was managing a rural EMS service in West Texas and asked if I’d like to come work for her. I ended up riding for Shackelford County EMS until 2007."Then I went back to Tucson with every intent of sitting by my pool and drinking martinis, but I got a call from a guy at Cochise College (about 80 miles southeast of Tucson). I ended up going down there and teaching for two years in their paramedic program."Today, Gandy works for Percom, an online provider of EMS courses. At 79, he still sees retirement as something others pursue, but he does make time for two of his non-EMS passions. "I’m hooked on mystery novels," he says, "and I’m determined to find the best chile rellenos in southern Arizona."About the authorMike Rubin is a paramedic in Nashville, Tennessee. A former faculty member at Stony Brook University, Mike has logged 24 years in EMS after 18 in the corporate world as an engineer, manager and consultant. He created the EMS version of Trivial Pursuit and produced Down Time, a collection of rescue-oriented rock and pop tunes. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Recommended for youJoin the discussion...