J. Robert Anderson
July 20, 2013—Incline Village, Nev.
John Robert “Bob” Anderson, 77, passed away peacefully on July 20, surrounded by his wife and loved ones.
Bob was on the boards of the Desert Research Institute, the Nature Conservancy, Sierra Nevada College and was an enthusiastic and generous supporter of many other Northern Nevada organizations, including the Parasol Community Foundation, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, the Western Folklife Center in Elko and the Nevada Museum of Art.
Before moving west, Bob retired from a distinguished corporate career, including executive vice president of Ford Motor Company; president of Ford Land Development Company; vice chairman and CFO of Firestone Tire & Rubber Co.; and vice chairman and CEO of Grumman Corporation. He served on the boards of a number of other public corporations. He was a long-time member and board vice chairman of the National Planning Association, which has its roots as developer of the Marshall Plan.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Jimmy and Ralph, and his son, Douglas. He is survived by his wife, Carole; his brothers Gary and Steven; children Robyn Anderson, Dana Behlmer (Rich), Judy Anderson and Christine Shoaf (Jimmy); grandchildren Bjorn Talbot, Kara and Shana Anderson-Verheyen, Emma Shoaf and Kaelin Behlmer; and numerous nieces and nephews.
July 25, 2013—Carson City, Nev.
Deann passed away July 25 at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital in Salt Lake City after her long and courageous battle with multiple myeloma. She was born in Reno and graduated from Sparks High School. She worked as a dental assistant throughout her life. Deann was a special person, fiercely loyal to her family, friends and her faith. Anyone who knew her appreciated the wit and wisdom she possessed. She was an avid reader and gifted gardener, who loved and appreciated the beauty nature offers.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years Jim, son David, daughter Sarah Wood and her husband Trevor, grandchildren Jack, Mazzi and Edie, brother Larry Hauder and his wife Ilo, brother Gary Hauder, sister Neilda Kellison and her husband Craig, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Tracy and Lois Hauder, and her brother Wayne Hauder.
William A. Kaa
June 2, 2013—Reno, Nev.
William Andersen Kaa, 77, born Nov. 20, 1935 to Rose Brennan Kaa and Charles Buford Kaa in Corvalis, Mont., passed away June 2, 2013 at Renown Medical Center in Reno.
William (Bill or Andy to friends and family) graduated from Hamilton High School in 1953. He attended the University of Washington for two years before enlisting in the Air Force and serving as a fighter pilot for 10 years. After leaving the Air Force he took a job at American Airlines, where he flew for 30 years before retiring in 1995.
He met his wife Sharon Darlene Kaa (Darby) who also worked for American. They married on July 11, 1973 in Las Vegas, Nev., and would share more than 35 years together. In March of 1977 they welcomed the arrival of their daughters, Kirsten and Kelly, followed in 1981 by their son, Kevin. In 1992 the family moved from Los Angeles to Reno, where Bill would live for the next 21 years.
He was preceded by his wife, Sharon Darlene Kaa, in 2009 to breast cancer, and is survived by his brother, Charles Buford Kaa Jr. (Bud) and niece Kathleen, daughters Kirsten and Kelly and his son Kevin, as well as his grandchildren Brooklyn Kaa and Austin Rominger.
Robert J. Richardson
May 16, 2013—Reno, Nev.
Bob's full and active life came to a sudden end last week doing what he loved, when his twin-engine Cessna 421 crashed in the Sierra near Verdi Peak in Sierra County Calif.
Born in Independence, Mo., as the youngest of four to the late Ralph W. and Margaret J. Richardson, his family placed strong emphasis on education. He often joked of “surviving” Jesuit school to graduate from Rockhurst High School as an Eagle Scout and varsity athlete. He continued to earn a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from St. Louis University and later a master’s in business administration from Southern Illinois University. Bob served as a captain in the Air Force during the Vietnam War, where he developed his love for flying. He lived all over the country, but spent a large portion of his over 35 year career in the Bay Area's high tech and electronics industries, especially semiconductors. After working as an engineer, he founded Infinity Electronics, pioneering the selling of digital clocks and watches to consumers. Infinity was acquired by Fairchild, where Bob worked as division product marketing manager for the consumer products division. He was recruited by Motorola, where he then worked for more than 10 years, culminating in his appointment as director of the New Enterprises Group. He held various strategic management positions at SRI International, Arthur D. Little, Source Technology and was president and general manager of Plantronics Inc.'s Santa Cruz Division. He joined Silicon Valley Group as president of the lithography subsidiary in Wilton, Conn., and then as vice president of marketing and president of the track division in San Jose, Calif.
In 1997, Bob became chairman and CEO of Unitrode Corp. in Manchester, N.H., while also serving as trustee for Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. Unitrode was acquired by Texas Instruments in 2000, and Bob returned to the Bay Area where he was a director for multiple high-tech companies, including Applied Signal Technology (acquired by Raytheon), Genus (acquired by Aixtron), Adept Technology, Inc. and CBRITE Technology.
He was serving as a member of the advisory board for the College of Engineering at University of Nevada, Reno, and excited to further his involvement in higher education. Bob was well loved by his many friends and all members of his extended family. He was particularly devoted to his wife, Cindi, enjoying summers on a lake and traveling together. He was an endless source of support and guidance for his children, Ryan and Megan. He loved flying, astronomy, scuba diving, sailing, skiing, fishing and traveling, to name a few. He loved animals, and often flew with his cat for company at his destinations. He had a calm, caring, vivacious personality, and his lust for life was contagious, sparking his family to try new adventures, as he did. He will be greatly missed.
In addition to his wife, Cynthia (Cindi) Mulloy Richardon of Reno and Los Gatos, he is survived by his two children from his marriage to Ellen Duff: Ryan Richardson of Kauai'i and Reno and Megan Richardson of Los Gatos; his two stepchildren: Michael Mulloy of Valencia, Calif., and Cassie Dresti of Los Gatos; his sisters, Mary Pat Berkin of Sunnyvale, Calif., and Judith Bunney of Santa Fe N.M.; his brother, Ralph Richardson of Macungie Pa. He was a role model and mentor to his children and many others, especially his eight nephews and niece. They have valued his guidance, generosity and friendship through the years.
Clinton E. Wooster
June 19, 2013—Reno, Nev.
Clinton Earl Wooster was born in Oakland, Calif., on Jan. 12, 1933. At 6 weeks of age, he and his mother, Adele Clinton Wooster, returned to Winnemucca, Nev., where his father, Earl Wooster, was the principal of Humboldt High School. The family moved to Reno in 1937 when Earl became principal of Reno High School.
Clinton attended Babcock School, Mary S. Doten, Northside Junior High, and Reno High School, graduating in 1950. He then attended the University of Nevada, Reno for two years before transferring to Stanford University to complete his bachelor's degree.
Clinton entered the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Washington, D.C. from 1954-56, where he met Beverly Rich, a Pennsylvania native. They were married in D.C. in June of 1957, at the end of his first year at Stanford Law School.
After completing law school in 1959, Clint and Beverly returned to Reno where he was hired by the Woodburn, Forman, Wedge, Blakey, and Thompson law firm.
In 1962, he joined the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office, becoming the first chief civil deputy D.A. He was elected to the Nevada Assembly and served one term.
He was then elected as Reno City Attorney, a position he held for four years. After that, he became legislative counsel for the State of Nevada, serving in that position throughout one legislative session.
Clinton worked in private practice for the remainder of his legal career, retiring from practice in 2000.
Clinton is survived by Beverly, his wife of 56 years, his daughters Vicki (Kirk Trost) and Valerie (John Kikes), son David (Sandy DeBano), and his grandchildren: Allie and Anthony Kikes, Hannah and Maddie Trost, and Sally and Amy Wooster. He was predeceased by his sister Gail Warren, whose husband Ted, daughter and son-in-law Karen and Jamie Marsh, and granddaughters Lindsay and Leah Marsh are all an important part of his family.
The family thanks all the caregivers at The Seasons and Circle of Life Hospice for their gentle and understanding care.
Earlene Absher, office administrator
July 26, 2013—Reno, Nev.
Earlene Absher passed away at St. Mary's Medical Center in Reno, NV on July 26, 2013. Earlene was born April 29, 1942 in Safford, AZ as a World War II baby. She was raised by a single mother and was the fifth of six children. Earlene attended high school in Quapaw, OK and was the first child in her family to graduate. She attended college in Kentucky and Nevada. Earlene married Terrence Kingsley Absher in July of 1961 in Miami, OK. She and her husband moved to Reno in 1963. In 1972 she joined the LDS Church. She worked as a telephone receptionist until she became a mother, at which time she stayed at home for 15 years raising three children. After raising her children, she then returned to work at the University of Nevada, Reno where she worked for over twenty years. Eventually, she became the office administrator in the Department of Electrical Engineering, in the College of Engineering. Her other great loves in life were classical music, playing the piano, science fiction, old movies, and cooking world cuisines.
Earlene is survived by her husband of 52 years and 26 days, Terrence Kingsley Absher, and by her three children: Allison of Salem, OR; Aaron and his wife Sabrina of Sparks, NV; and Amy of Sparks, NV. Earlene is also survived by two grandchildren: Jessa Wagner of Reno, NV and Bradley Absher of Pasadena, MD. She is also survived by her brothers Jerry Wayne Martin of Riverton, KS and Winston Earl Crum Jr. of Reno, NV.
Earlene was preceded in death by her parents Winston Earl Crum Sr. and Lillie Fern Wood as well as by three of her siblings: Bill Martin, Dixie Johnston, and Jim Martin.
She was loved by many and will be missed by family and friends.
Bernice C. McCuan, account clerk
May 15, 2013—Reno, Nev.
Bernice McCuan, 75, of Reno, Nevada, was born March 6, 1938 in Hamilton, Ontario Canada, and died peacefully at her home on May 15, 2013.
Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Dewey H McCuan of Reno, Sons; Christopher McCuan (Dana); Richard Gaudreault (Diana and family) of Reno NV; Daughter, Janine Schmitz (Russell Griffith.) of Phoenix, AZ; 3 Grandsons; Chris McCuan Jr. (Randi), Cole McCuan of Reno, NV, and Sean O'Brien of Phoenix, AZ; 2 Granddaughters; Jillianne McCuan of Reno, NV and Celine DeChandt of Phoenix, AZ; Sister Diane Bowles (Don Zavolta) of Lakewood, CA, Brother William Morrison and Sister Christine Morrison of Toronto, ONT Canada; several nieces, nephews, and extended family.
"Bunny" came to the United States on July 4th, 1974 and had been in Reno since 1978. She enjoyed 10+ years of service with UNR in the Medical and Music Departments.
Bunny took great joy in spending time with family, gardening with her husband Dewey, bird watching, her lovable dogs, and most especially reading her books (several at one time). An occasional jackpot at the Tamarack always brought a smile.
Our Mom, Sister, Aunt, and best friend will be dearly missed.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your local SPCA.
Robert J. Pascoe, business professor
May 26, 2013—Reno, Nev.
Robert James Pascoe, 87, died May 26, 2013 at St Mary's Hospital. He was a native of Butte , Montana and was born September 4,1925, to William John and Helen (O'Leary) Pascoe. Robert served in the Navy. He retired in 1983 after 37 years with Westinghouse and moved to Reno, Nevada. He taught Business Policy in the Department of Managerial Sciences at the University of Nevada. He was very active with Catholic Community Services. His supportive church home was at Carmel of Reno. He was a loving and generous father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
Robert was pre-deceased by his loving wife of 54 years, Virginia. Surviving are daughters Mary Ellen Spoolstra and Bobbi Johansen, seven grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and his loving companion and dear friend to the family, Alicia Barbato.
Mary A. (Maloney) Depaoli ’31 (arts & science)
June 13, 2013—Reno, Nev.
Native Nevadan Mary A. Maloney Depaoli died June 13, 2013 at Manor Care Center in Reno, Nevada. She was 93 years old.
Mrs. Depaoli was born in Tonapah, Nevada. She lived in numerous locations, spending the majority of her life in Reno, Nevada, which she called home.
Mary graduated from Judge Memorial Catholic High School and attended The College of Saint Mary-of -the Wasatch and the University of Nevada, where she was a Pi Beta Phi.
In later life she worked for both the States of California and Nevada.
Mrs. Depaoli was preceded in death by husbands Dino Depaoli, Joseph (JV) Maloy and Rosmino Barengo; parents Mary and Frank Maloney and sister Katherine (Kappy) Hansen.
Mary loved her family, and delighted in spending time with them. She was a Life Master Bridge player; member of the Assistance League, Garden Club, 20th Century Club and many other community social and service organizations.
She is survived by her children and their spouses: Robert and Tamara (Eccles) Barengo of Reno; Rosemary (Barengo) and David Pressler of Reno; Richard and Denise Barengo of Nome, Alaska; grandchildren Andrea Pressler, Jennifer Pressler (Ned) Peterson, Haven Harris, Ron (Amy) Breckenridge, Brent (Laura) Breckenridge, 6 great grand children and numerous nephews and nieces and their families.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Manor Care for the caring and loving attention she received while a resident. Additionally, the concern and attention of her bridge playing and other friends during her illness is deeply appreciated by her family.
Harvey O. Kolhoss ’38 (mining engineering)
June 17, 2013—Fallon, Nev.
Harvey Oliver Kolhoss passed away Monday, June 17, 2013 at Banner Churchill Hospital. He was born in Fallon, Nevada on September 15, 1914 to Harvey and Nannie (Matthews) Kolhoss. Harvey was raised in Fallon and attended local schools graduating from Churchill County High School in 1934. After high school, he attended the University of Nevada, Reno graduating in 1938 with an engineering degree.
Following his graduation, Harvey worked for Anaconda Copper Company in Walker Mine, California. In 1940 he was drafted as part of the first peacetime conscription in the United States during World War II. He went to Fort Lewis, Washington with Company 1 of the Fifteenth Infantry for basic and then went on to Officer Candidate School. He served at Fort Knox and Fort Huachuca before going to England to prepare for the invasion of France. On June 9, 1944, three days after D-Day, Harvey landed on Omaha Beach, commanding a section of tank destroyers which were lightweight, open turreted, tracked vehicles designed to hunt and kill German tanks. He was in four different campaigns located in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe serving with the 813 Tank Destroyer Battalion, the Seventy-Ninth Infantry Division, and the One Hundred First Airborne. From June 27, 1944 through May 8, 1945, he received two Bronze Stars for heroic achievement and a Silver Star for gallantry in action against the enemy in France. Harvey remained in Europe until the end of the war in May 1945. He served in reserves until 1954. When he ended his military career, he was a Captain.
After returning to Fallon, Harvey began operating Kolhoss Cash Store with his brother, Munsey. His father opened the Maine Street store in 1920. The two brothers ran the store until 1984 when they sold it and retired. Although the store was primarily for groceries, they also sold clothing, shoes, and some hunting and fishing supplies in the beginning. They were the first store to sell Levi jeans in Fallon. Customers could call in their orders, and Harvey and Munsey would deliver the groceries the same day. The store was also known for the special Christmas candy they sold each December.
Harvey was a member of a coffee group that met twice a day for coffee for over forty years. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding horses, snow and water skiing which he was still doing in his eighties. His pride and joy was his ranch on Harrigan Road. Traveling was another enjoyment for Harvey as he traveled to Alaska, South America, Panama Canal, and around the United States. He kept very active well into his nineties.
Harvey is survived by a niece, Pam Wickizer (Sam); nephews, Jack Tedford (Nancy), Lynn Wall, Kelly Kolhoss (Ruth), and Kris Kolhoss (Monica); sister-in-law, Edna Kolhoss; and many great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Nannie Kolhoss; sisters, Elizabeth Tedford and Alice Chism; brother Munsey Kolhoss; and niece Cindy Tedford Wall.
Rose I. (Boggio) Day ’39 (Spanish)
June 3, 2013—Winnemucca, Nev.
Rose I. Day passed away on June 3, 2013 at her home in Winnemucca, Nevada, at the age of 94.
Rose, a native of Paradise Valley, Nevada, was born March 27, 1919 to Steve and Lucia Boggio at their family ranch. Steve Boggio was a native of Quitenego, Italy coming to Paradise Valley in 1909 where he became involved in the ranching business. Her mother came to the valley from Passobreve, Italy in 1910.
Rose was educated in Paradise Valley schools and graduated from Humboldt County High School in 1935. She attended the University of Nevada and graduated with a B.S. Degree in Education in 1939. She was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. She attended summer school at Fresno State College in 1941. She taught school at Stillwater and Carlin, Nevada before she married J. Kirk Day in 1942. Kirk was at that time in the Navy Air Corp and was discharged from the service in 1946. They moved to Winnemucca, NV where he was an Agricultural Extension Agent.
Rose had many interests and talents. She was a substitute teacher in the Winnemucca public schools for over 10 years. She loved to paint using various mediums and did beautiful needlework. She also enjoyed playing card games but especially loved the game of bridge. Her family, however, was her most loved and important interest.
Every year she and her husband planted a large garden and then she would can and freeze as much as possible. She also raised beautiful flowers, including irises and roses, in her yard during the summer.
Rose was a member of the St Paul's Catholic Church, St. Paul's Altar Society, Winnemucca Fine Arts Gallery, Winnemucca Artists Association, 50 year member of the Daughters of the Nile, Ubrary Club, American Association of Retired People, and the Nevada Historical Society.
She is preceded in death by parents Steve and Lucia Boggio, brother Joseph Boggio, sister Tracy Boggio, and husband of 67 years Kirk Day. She has sons Steven Day of Winnemucca and Dr. Michael Day of Sparks. Daughter-in-law, Mary Day, grandsons, Brian and Christopher Day and nephews, Joe Boggio, Harold Boggio, Duane Boggio, Eugene Kirk Vancil and Mervin Vancn.
"Her heart is with her family."
Mary Lou (Hovenden) Noel ’47 (economics and history)
July 18, 2013—Carson City, Nev.
Mary Lou Noel passed away peacefully Thursday, July 18, 2013 in Carson City, her home of over 50 years. A lifelong Nevadan, Mary Lou was born in Ely, Nevada April 18, 1925 to Dr. Ontie and Lillie Hovenden. She was raised in McGill, Nevada in the shadow of the Ruby Mountains, and after finishing High School; she attended and graduated from University of Nevada-Reno in 1945.
In June, 1950 she married the love of her life, Jake Noel, in St. Peters Episcopal Church in Carson City. They lived and worked briefly in Denver and Chicago then moved to Carson City in the mid-1950's, where Mary Lou lived for the rest of her life. Mary Lou worked for the Nevada Dept. of Education for a time before the birth of her two daughters, Linda and Debra.
Mary Lou was a major contributor to P.E.O., Philanthropic Educational Organization, whose goal is to further education for women. She was instrumental in forming P.E.O. Chapter AA in Carson and went on to the State board and served in all offices at the State level and finished as President. She then went to the International level and served on the International Peace Scholarship Committee.
Mary Lou was a lifelong Episcopalian and a member of St. Peter's Parish in Carson City. She was an independent woman, a world traveler, a philanthropist, a devoted wife and mother, a sister, daughter, aunt and most of all a great friend to many. When one dealt with Mary Lou, what you saw was what you got. She was honest and straight forward in her dealings with everyone, and one always knew where they stood.
She was predeceased by her parents, Ontie and Lillie, her brother Tom and two nephews, Tom Jr. and John.
She is survived by her daughters Linda and Debra of Carson City, nephew Steve Hovenden, great nephew Jake and great nieces Sienna and Rebecca, all of Fairbanks, Alaska; nieces and their husbands Robin Margeson of North Carolina and Martha Law of Napa, California, great niece Robin Hart and her family of Incline village Nevada and many other great nieces and nephews.
Edward C. Reed ’49 (arts & science)
June 1, 2013—Reno, Nev.
Senior U.S. District Judge Edward C. Reed Jr. (Ed) passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013 of natural causes. He was 88 years old and was a native Nevadan. Ed was born on July 8, 1924, in Mason, Nevada, near Yerington, to Edward C. Reed, Sr. and Evelyn Walker Reed. His mother was a third generation and native Nevadan and was born and grew up in Genoa. His father was originally from San Francisco and later Davis, California, and met his mother while they were both attending the University of Nevada in Reno. His father was a great athlete at the University of Nevada, starring in football in the early 1920's, and was one of the initial inductees into the University of Nevada Athletic Hall of Fame in 1973.
After the family moved to Reno in 1928 from Yerington when his father was appointed the Washoe County Extension Agent as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Ed attended local Reno schools, including Mount Rose Elementary School, Billinghurst Junior High School, and then Reno High School. His brother, Marshall, was born in 1928 and attended the same schools. Ed was a natural athlete, and at 6'3", he was an all-state basketball player at Reno High School, playing center on a team that went to the State Championship game in 1942 against White Pine High School. Ed graduated in 1942 from Reno High School at the top of his class academically.
Ed entered the University of Nevada in the fall of 1942 and played basketball one year at the University of Nevada. He played on the team that defeated nationally ranked St. John's University at Madison Square Garden in New York City, and when the team arrived back in Reno they received a hero's welcome.
Ed enlisted in the United States Army in the spring of 1943 at the age of 18, having been able to only complete one semester at Nevada. In the Army he was given the opportunity to go to Officer's Candidate School and become an officer, but he turned it down so that he could get to the action in the war as soon as possible. Ed was in the 86th Infantry Division, the "Black Hawk" Division. The division was sent to the European Theater of War in the winter of 1944-1945. Near the end of the war he was captured by the Germans near the front lines along with several other soldiers, and was a prisoner of war for a short time. He was rescued by approaching U.S. troops. After the war ended in Europe in 1945, his division was sent to the Philippines to aid in the liberation of the Philippines. He was a staff sergeant when he was discharged from the Army in early 1946 after 3 years of service. After the war he learned that his division was slated to be one of the first divisions ashore if the United States had to attack the Japanese mainland.
After leaving the military, Ed re-enrolled at the University of Nevada. He was a proud member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and received an award his senior year as the top ATO in the country. He also served as a teacher at Northside Junior High and Reno High School from 1948-1949. At Reno High he served as the JV Basketball coach and the Reno High School Tennis Coach. He graduated at the top of his class at Nevada in 1949, and entered Harvard Law School in the fall of 1949. In 1951, while at Harvard, he fell madly in love with the love of his life, Sally Torrance from Jamestown, New York, who was attending Wellesley College at the time, and the two were married on June 14, 1952 in Jamestown, with Sally's parents and family in attendance. Ed's parents were unable to make the long trip out to New York State from Nevada by train to attend the wedding.
After Ed graduated from Harvard in 1952, he and Sally packed up their car, the "little red ford," and headed out west on the Lincoln Highway to Reno, for Sally to meet Ed's parents for the first time. This was Sally's first trip out west. When she told her classmates at Wellesley that she and her new husband were heading to Reno, which at the time was the divorce capital of the world, she got some interesting comments. She soon grew to love Nevada as her home state. During the summer of 1952 Ed studied for the Nevada Bar exam in San Francisco, and Sally took a job there to support them that summer. In the fall of 1952 Ed and Sally headed back to Boston for Sally to complete her final year at Wellesley, and Ed worked at Arthur Andersen.
Right after Sally graduated from Wellesley in June of 1953, their first child, Ned, was born in Boston. Ed and Sally then headed back to Reno with the new baby, and Ed found a job as an associate at a small law firm, Kearney and Adams, which was to be Ed's home for the next 26 years. Over the years, along with original partner Bob Adams, the law firm grew to add partners Bruce Bowen, Jack Hoffman, Harold Swafford and Louis Test, among others. Norma Tiffany was Ed's outstanding and trusted legal assistant for his many years as a practicing attorney and for many years after he became a judge. Ed was considered a nationally known water rights litigator during his career as an attorney in Reno. He served as Special Deputy Attorney General representing the State of Nevada in important water rights litigation in the 1970's. He was also a championship tennis player in Nevada and won the Reno City Singles Championship in 1951, 1958, and 1959.
Ed was first elected to the Washoe County School Board of Trustees in 1956 and served four terms, retiring in 1972. After Ned was born in 1953, Ed and Sally were blessed with additional children. Bill was born in 1954; John was born in 1957; and Mary was born in 1961.
In 1979 Ed was nominated by Senator Howard Cannon and then appointed by President Jimmy Carter to serve as a United States District Judge for the District of Nevada. He served with great distinction since then including his tenure as the Chief Judge of the District of Nevada from 1986-1992. Past President of the Washoe County Bar Association Gayle Kern described her clerkship with Judge Reed this way: "I had the privilege of being Judge Reed's first female law clerk and treasure my two years with him as being the most intellectually stimulating and rewarding of my career. He is a great man."
Edward C. Reed High School in Sparks, Nevada was named for him in 1972 because of his many distinguished years serving as a president and a member of the Washoe County School Board. In 2011, he was awarded the Distinguished Nevadan Award by the University of Nevada because of his remarkable contribution to the lives of Nevadans. U.S. District Court Judge Larry Hicks considered Judge Reed to be one of the finest judges and persons he had ever known. He described Judge Reed as one of the brightest and most hardworking judges on the bench. In 2011, Judge Hicks was quoted as saying: "What this man has given to our community, our state, and our government in the way of selfless and effective public service has to be a source of unlimited inspiration and pride for every Nevadan."
His friends describe Judge Reed as one of the most gracious, generous and thoughtful individuals they had ever known. He had an amazing intellect and a wonderful sense of humor. His son Ned, a practicing lawyer in Reno, describes him as a walking encyclopedia of legal knowledge, who would always take time out to try to help him with a legal question, no matter how busy he was. He will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Lawyers and other Judges knew him to be extremely hardworking, putting in long hours to insure that everything was done right.
Ed was also a 33rd degree Mason. He was a member of Reno Lodge 13, the Scottish Rite and the Kerak Shrine Temple.
Ed was predeceased by his parents Edward C. Reed, Sr. and Evelyn Walker Reed, his wife of 55 years, Sally Torrance Reed in 2007, as well as by his son Lieutenant Colonel William W. "Bill" Reed, in 2000. He is survived by his brother Dr. Marshall Reed of Palo Alto California, his son Edward T. "Ned" Reed (married to Nana), his son John Reed and his daughter Mary Reed Leon (married to Jose), daughters-in-law Carol Reed and Cleo Reed, as well as grandchildren Elizabeth Reed, Ryan Reed, Jason Doty, Alvina Leon, Eddy Leon, and Joey Leon. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Reed High School for the Evelyn W. Reed and Edward C. Reed, Sr. Scholarship or the Sally T. Reed Scholarship.
Kenneth Cusick ’50 (business administration)
June 22, 2013—Reno, Nev.
Kenneth Cusick, age 87 died at his home in Reno on Saturday, June 22, 2013, with his loving family.
He was born on May 2, 1926 in Reno, Nevada to the late James and Glory Cusick. As a child, Ken enjoyed spending summers at Bower's Mansion swimming and skiing & skating in the winter months with his elder brother Owen.
He graduated from Reno High School in 1944. then served his country, first as a Merchant Cadet in the Naval Reserve then in the US Army as an Infantry Lieutenant from 1950-1952. While later attending UNR, he became a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. After graduating, he was united in marriage to Marilyn Amodei in Reno, Nevada, on August 21, 1955.
Ken began his career at Arlington Gardens and was responsible for sales, designing, planting and bookkeeping. Although he later changed to the wholesale building materials field, his passion for gardening remained a favorite hobby. Ken believed deeply in helping others and was a lifelong blood donor, giving over 17 gallons to help save others' lives. He enjoyed spending time with his family, watching Jeopardy and playing bridge.
He is preceded in death by his wife Marilyn, and survived by his son, David Cusick, daughter Debbie Yturbide, two grandchildren, Sarah Yturbide Leniz and Thomas Michael Yturbide, III; and five great-grandchildren, the lights of his life.
Charles V. Capell ’52 (civil engineering)
Feb. 12, 2012—Auburn, Calif.
Charles Vernon Capell passed away February 12, 2012 at home. He was 87 years old. Vern, as he was known, was born October 11, 1924 in Corning, Calif. He entered the U.S. Marine Corps serving as an instructor in aviation electronics. He attended Chico State University, where he met his wife, Peggy, who passed away in 1980.
Vern transferred to the University of Nevada, Reno, to receive a degree in Civil Engineering. Beginning his career, he took great pride in working on the design of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. In 1957 Vern moved his family to Woodland where he was City Engineer and moved to Placerville in 1960 as City Engineer. In 1967 he took his last position as Director of General Services for Placer County from which he retired.
In 1983 Vern remarried. He is survived by his wife, Doris, and two children from his first marriage, Sandi (Jim) Beattie of Mesa, Ariz., and Sheri Capell of Auburn. He is also survived by two step-daughters, Joyce (Mike) Marchand of Sacramento and Debra (Gene) Harris of Arbuckle. Vern is also survived by eight step-grandchildren and ten step-great-grandchildren.
Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on February 26, 2012
Costandinos A. Flangas ’54 (mining engineering)
June 8, 2013—Reno, Nev.
Costandinos "Gus" Alexandros Flangas, 83, died this past Saturday after battling various health problems.
An Ely, Nevada, native, he was born November 24, 1929, to Alexander and Fotene Flangas. His youth was passed in Ely with a close-knit family and friends. He served in the army before moving to Reno, Nevada, to study engineering at UNR. In 1969, he married Adrienne Bustos, also from Ely. They had three children: Alexandros ("Alec"), Camille, and Ted. His years in Reno spanned over sixty years until his death.
Flangas was an ambitious creator; he studied engineering at UNR, and later worked on many buildings throughout his life (varying from families' homes, to company buildings both small and large, up to and including Reno's Lawlor Events Center, where he was employed as a foreman) in numerous aspects: from the smaller steps, such as gathering materials and pounding nails, all the way to larger considerations - like securing the structures' funding, and even designing the final interior and exterior architecture on many of the houses and smaller businesses. His expertise in carpentry and finishing showed in Ely at the quaint Idle Inn, as well as the elegantly remodeled Alec Place on the corner of Aultman St. and 4th St. He came a long way from his days working on the railroad as a twelve-year-old.
Gus continually instilled the notions of "honest work for honest pay" and "treating others as you would like to be treated" in his children's minds. His sons and daughter loved when he would lift them high in the air after he got home from work when they were little. Memories of him rubbing his cheek and jaw, complete with 5 o'clock shadow, long ago against their young and delicate faces are cherished, too. His sense of humor amused those he met. Also of note, for such a rugged man (who survived both a rollover—3.5 revolutions—and a head-on crash as a passenger when he was in his thirties), he could whistle amazingly well, making the notes appropriately and easily flutter with the tune playing on the radio, or simply from his mind.
Flangas also possessed a sharp mind: he had a deep knowledge of politics and science, as well as an affinity for crosswords. Born left-handed, he could throw remarkably well with either hand. Athletic as a boy, he could walk the narrow rail of the Northern Railway for over a mile. His favorite professional teams were those in the Bay Area; he enjoyed traveling down to watch ball games in his younger days.
He was preceded in death by his son, Alec (22), and his hometown sweetheart/wife of 30 years, Adrienne (58).
He is survived by son Ted Flangas, daughter Camille (Mike) Martin, grandchildren Kashmir, Robert, and Jenna Martin, brother John (Carmen) Flangas, all of Reno; brother Bill (Marilyn) Flangas of Las Vegas; brother Ernest Flangas of Ely; and several nephews and nieces.
Mike Evasovic ’55 (mining engineering)
June 10, 2013—Reno, Nev.
Mike Evasovic, age 85, passed away peacefully at his home on June 10, 2013, surrounded by his family and friends. He was born in Ruth, Nevada to Serbian immigrants, Mike and Helen (Trbovich) Evasovic. He was the 9th of 10 children. Mike grew up in Ruth and was a graduate of White Pine High School, Class of 1945. After graduation, he went to work for the Nevada Northern Railroad. Once he was of age, Mike joined the United States Army. He served in Japan during the post WWII <http://www.legacy.com/memorial-sites/ww2/?personid=165318598&affiliateID=2254> occupation. Following his term of duty in the military, Mike returned to Ruth and worked for Kennecott Copper Corporation. Mike moved to Reno in 1950 to attend the University of Nevada, Mackay School of Mines. He graduated in 1955 with a degree in Mining Engineering. He married Roberta Lundy in 1951 and they were together for forty years. Mike was a registered mining engineer and registered water rights surveyor with the State of Nevada. He operated / managed several mines in Nevada and California, including Getchell, Gabbs, Yerington, and Bishop. Mike returned to Reno in 1973 and purchased Reno Brake, Inc. in 1974, which he owned with his sons until his death.
Mike was also a member of Kerak Shrine Club / Hope Lodge, American Legion, and the ATO Fraternity. He was a very generous individual, establishing several scholarships with the University of Nevada, including the University of Nevada Endowment Fund for the Evasovic Geological Camp in Ruth, Nevada.
Mike enjoyed traveling with his friends and family. He also loved to fish, visit with friends, spend time in his garden, and was a great cook with his Serbian dishes.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Stephen, Emil, Eli and John Evasovic and five sisters, Nellie Evasovic, Mary March, Mildred Ward, Anna Mae Berry and Amanda Jovovich. Mike is survived by his three sons, John (Rita) of Yerington, David (Merilee) and Mark (Susan) of Reno. He had nine grandchildren, Shelly Smith, Kayelynn Ogden, Les Evasovic, Michael Evasovic, Laura Evasovic, Matt Evasovic, Gina Evasovic Lima (U.S. Navy, Jon Evasovic and Erik Evasovic. He also had eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Infinity Hospice Care for giving us the help and guidance so we could care for and stay with Dad, Grandpa Mike, and Cougar until he peacefully passed away.
John Middlebrook ’58 (mining engineering), ’59M.S. (geological engineering)
March 9, 2011—Chico, Calif.
John Middlebrook, age 75, from Chico, CA, entered into rest on March 9, 2011 at Enloe Hospital, in the loving arms of his family and close friends.
He was born March 22, 1935 in San Francisco, CA to Wren and Ruth Middlebrook. At the beginning of World War II, his parents, concerned for his safety and the safety of his brothers Sam and David, purchased a large piece of land in Dobbins, CA. The land, known as "The Ranch" served as his childhood home. He attended the one room schoolhouse in Dobbins and then went to Marysville High school, where he graduated at the age of 15.
In Dobbins, he developed his love of the outdoors, shooting guns, and being a steward of the land. Family legend has it that he could shoot out the flame on a candle at the age of 4! After graduating from Marysville High School in 1950, he moved to San Francisco to attend San Francisco City College. Being very patriotic, he enrolled in ROTC and remained in this program as he continued his education at the University of Nevada, Reno.
While at UNR, he was on the 1956 National Championship Rifle shooting team. It was there that he met his life partner, Joan Sawle Middlebrook in the dining hall. He graduated in 1957 with a degree in Mining Engineering and earned a masters degree in Geological Engineering. Upon the completion of his education, he entered into service with the U.S. Armyand was stationed in Germany.
When he returned from active duty, he married Joan in Reno, Nevada on June 10, 1961. He worked for the city of San Francisco, Yuba County, and Sacramento City in their public works departments. He retired from the U.S. Army reserves as a full Colonel.
He spent most of his years living in Marysville, where he could be close to the ranch and near his family. He enjoyed raising his children in Marysville and was very involved in scouting and volksmarching.
In 2000, he and Joan moved to Chico to be closer to family. In Chico he was involved in the Butte Rose Society and served on the Board of Directors for Forest Landowners of California. John was a member of the Reserve Officers Association. In 2008, John was inducted into the UNR Athletic Hall of Fame as a member of the 1956 National Intercollegiate Championship Rifle Team.
John was most proud of his family. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Joan Middlebrook; his son, Bill Middlebrook and his wife, Julie of Ripon; daughter, Susan Chrisco and her husband, Mark of Chico, and his daughter, Annie Simpson and her husband, Pete of Auckland, New Zealand. John also had the joy of sharing in the lives of his six grandchildren: Clara, Gracie, Sophie, Tristan, Katelyn and Johnny.
John S. Spencer ’60 (wildlife management)
July 1, 2013—Reno, Nev.
John was born in Urbana, Illinois to Victor E. and Edith Edgar Spencer. As a young child, he was moved to Reno and progressed through local schools. Like so many of his generation, his formal education was interrupted by military service after Pearl Harbor. For most of his working life, John was a research technician for the United States Department of Agriculture. He is pre-deceased by his spouse of sixty years, Faith Pedersen Spencer, and by their son Keith. John is survived by three sons and a grandson.
In lieu of flowers, the family invites contributions to the UNR Foundation - Faith Pedersen Spencer Memorial Library Endowment.
Ronald A. Fleming ’63 (English)
July 13, 2013—Amagansett, N.Y.
Ronald A Fleming was born on April 21, 1941 in Denver, CO and died at the age of 72 on July 13, 2013 in Amagansett, Long Island, NY from melanoma. Ron was the son of the late Dolly Lee Willison and Albert Fleming. He graduated from Elko High School in 1959 and UNR in 1963. Ron served in the National Guard at Ft Dix, NJ where he was "soldier of the month" in basic training. In 1964, Ron moved to New Jersey where he taught elementary school for 11 years. In 1977, he moved to Boston and started an antique store which he had for 24 years, while spending his summers in The Hamptons on Long Island. In 2001, Ron sold his antique store and moved to Amagansett, Long Island permanently. He was an elder in the Amagansett Presbyterian Church and was very active in civic and social affairs.
Survivors include his four brothers, Scott Fleming (Arizona), John Fleming (Reno), Reg Willison (Reno), and Jim Willison (Arizona), as well as several nieces and nephews.
John Sankovich ’63 (accounting)
July 14, 2013—Reno, Nev.
John Sankovich passed away on July 14, 2013. He was born in McGill, Nevada on February 6, 1935 to Luke and Katherine Sankovich. He graduated from White Pine County High School in 1953 and served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. His duties in the military included playing on a baseball team that traveled Europe entertaining the troops, something he thoroughly enjoyed. In 1963, he graduated from the University of Nevada with a degree in Business Administration. He worked in accounting and business throughout his professional life.
John had been a continuous resident of Reno since 1966. He was a passionate baseball fan that attended games in every major league baseball park. He coached teams in Little League, Babe Ruth, and Casey Stengel and was once president of the Reno American Little League. John was also passionate about his Croatian heritage and Tamburitza music. In 2001, the Tamburitza Association of America presented him with the President's Award for valuable contributions to the organization. John's other interests included hunting, fishing, flying (he was a licensed private pilot), traveling, and cooking. He attended St Rose of Lima Catholic Church.
John was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his brother Donald (Francis) of Bennion, Utah, sister Sharon (Ken) and brother Larry (Carla) of Reno, son Mark (LaRee) of West Linn, Oregon, son Paul of La Grande, Oregon, and grandsons Luke and Nick.
The family would like to thank the staff of Life Care Center of Reno and Dr. James B. Atcheson for their years of service to John.
There will be no funeral service. John will be cremated under the direction of Walton's Funeral Home, and his ashes will be scattered in the mountains overlooking the ranch in White Pine County where he spent much of his youth.
Vartan Markarian ’65 (history)
July 3, 2013—Reno, Nev.
Vartan Markarian , age 75, passed away peacefully at home in Reno, July 3, 2013. Born in Detroit, Michigan, His family moved to Fresno, California in the early 1940's. He came to Reno to attend UNR and graduated with a history degree. He was an avid fan of the Wolfpack and could always be seen at their games.
Vartan supported himself through college working at various casinos in Bingo, Keno and Sports book, and retired this year. Fantasy football was like another vocation and he relished the detail and management of it.
His numerous ventures with friends once led to his opening a restaurant in Fallon, Nevada, which he called Que Pasa ? He regularly attended the Superbowl, the Indy 500 and many other sporting events around the country.
Jazz was another of his passions, and one of his favorite places was New Orleans. He had a deep connection with all of his family and friends. He was a man of his word and always found time for others. He lived life his way.
He leaves behind many faithful family and friends and will be missed deeply.
There will be no services scheduled per Vart's wishes.
Benjamin J. Blinn ’67 (elementary education)
May 25, 2013—Reno, Nev.
Beloved father (6), grandfather (6), sweetheart, brother, uncle, & friend.
Memorial Service on June 29, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Final Wishes inside Masonic Chapel at the Mountain View Cemetery.
Betty A. Burton ’67 (health education)
June 20, 2013—Minden, Nev.
Betty lost her battle with cancer on Thursday. To all you smokers, it is a terrible way to end your life.
Good-bye love, you will be missed.
Louis C. Paley, attended 1967
May 24, 2013—Reno, Nev.
On May 24, 2013, Lou Paley was welcomed into Heaven by his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Lou, a third generation native Nevadan, was born March 11, 1947 in Reno, Nevada to Louis and Helen Paley. He graduated from Wooster High School in 1965, attended the University of Nevada, Reno, and completed a four year apprenticeship program through IBEW 401. Lou worked as an electrician for many years and retired from Washoe County School District in 2003.
There was nothing Lou loved more than spending time in the presence of God, in His Word, praying, and ministering the love of Christ to others. He was a spiritual father to many and served God in many capacities including Pastor of Rivers in the Desert Church in Fernley, Nevada.
Lou is survived by his wife of 44 years, Jonette, his sons Louis and David, granddaughter Faith, grandson Joshua, and a large extended family. Lou was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Jeannette, and his brother, Lee.
Lou Paley was an amazing man of God, a wonderful husband, and a loving father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed, but we rejoice in knowing he has heard these words: "Well done, good and faithful servant!"
Edmund H. Tribble ’67 (biological sciences), M.Ed. ’78 (educational administration/higher education)
June 27, 2013—Sparks, Nev.
Ed Tribble 71, passed away at his home on June 27, 2013 after a courageous battle with skin cancer. He was born January 21, 1942 in Dover, New Hampshire the son of Harold and Bernice Tribble.
Ed grew up in Sparks, Nevada and attended Sparks High School, where he played football and worked at Quality Linen Supply and Block S. After high school Ed began working for the U.S. Forest Service for 7 years, the National Division of Forestry as a seasonal firefighter for 3 years and was Sergeant in the National Guard for 6 years. Ed graduated from UNR with a B.S. in Science Education and a Masters in Educational Administration.
Mr. Tribble had an incredible teaching career that focused on hands-on science and outdoor education. During his 29 years of teaching at Dilworth MS he positively impacted thousands of students' lives. For 10 years he led an Outward Bound Club where he shared his passion for outdoor adventure.
Ed loved to expose people to the beauty of nature through hiking, rock climbing, mountaineering, cycling, mountain biking, all forms of skiing and working at REI for 10 years. Eddy will always be remembered for his independent thinking, determination and spirit of adventure.
Ed is survived by his beautiful bride of 32 years, Jeanne Cox Tribble, his son Damon Tribble and his wife Ariel, his grandchildren Alexandra and Zoe, his sister Nancy and his brothers Bob and Dennis.
Elenor (Candee) Frey Fort ’70 (home economics)
June 27, 2013—Fallon, Nev.
Elenor Candee Frey Fort passed away on June 27, 2013 of natural causes. She was born in Fallon, Nevada to Paul and Virginia Candee on October 30, 1927, and graduated from Churchill County High School in 1946. She married George Frey, of Fallon, in 1947 and had four children. Elenor was active in her church and community, and she was instrumental in establishing and securing the 4-H Campground at Lake Tahoe for posterity.
As her children grew older, Elenor decided to further her education. She was awarded a Fleischmann scholarship in Home Economics, and graduated from the University of Nevada Reno in 1968 with a bachelor's degree and started a business in interior design.
Following her divorce in 1976, Elenor moved to Reno where she studied real estate and became an owner/manager of an apartment complex near Lakeside Drive. She was active in numerous Reno civic organizations and served a term as president of the American Association of University Women in 1994. She also enjoyed building elaborate doll houses as a hobby.
She returned to Fallon to live out her senior years and resided at Highland Manor. She is survived by three of her four children; Louise Frey Workman of Chico, California, Jerry Frey of Fallon, Nevada, and Norman Frey of Fallon. She has seven grand children, and sixteen great-grand children.
Donations may be made in the name of Elenor FORT to AAUW Reno Branch, P.O. Box 5818, Reno, NV 89513, or in the name of Elenor FREY to University of Nevada 4-H Camp, P.O. Box 6868, Stateline, NV 89449.
Barbara J. Simons ’70 (physical education)
June 19, 2013—Sparks, Nev.
Barbara Jean Simons, lifelong Sparks resident, passed away peacefully June 19th at her home. Barbara was born at St Mary's Hospital March 3, 1947. She grew up in Sparks, attended Sparks Elementary and Middle School, and was a proud graduate of Sparks High School and the University of Nevada, Reno.
From an early age, Barb cherished and celebrated the outdoors and spent many happy times picnicking, camping, and fishing with her family. Later those outings included her friends and her beloved dogs. She loved to explore "Nevada Country". Weekends often found her out and about looking for the perfect spot to set up camp, catch a fish, ride her dirt bike, or just enjoy the great outdoors.
After Barb graduated from UNR with a teaching degree in Physical Education, she moved to Bishop, California where she taught P.E. in the high school. She enjoyed the Bishop area but found she missed her hometown. After serving the students of Bishop for 3 years, she returned to Sparks. Upon returning home, she went back to UNR and completed a degree in Elementary Education.
The next chapter of her life saw Barb find her true calling--becoming a 3rd grade teacher. She spent the next 22 years teaching at Verdi Elementary School. Many students benefitted from her generosity and support. She was willing to buy almost anything a student was selling. All her students knew "Miss Simons" would help them out with their fund raisers. As a testament to her influence and importance in her student's lives, many returned year after year to visit her at the school (and even invited her to their high school and college graduations). Barb was a woman of many talents and interests: teacher, camper, bowler, golfer, softball player, scrapbooker, card maker. Her family and friends could always count on receiving one of her beautiful handmade cards on special occasions. She had a giving heart. Every one in her life benefitted from her generosity, as did animal and outdoor organizations.
Despite her long illness, Barb was determined to enjoy life. Everyone who knew her saw firsthand that she unequivocally did. She loved to travel and she was never without her little dog, Ginger. Her energy, exuberance, and positive outlook were an inspiration to every life she touched, every soul she aided, every one who was lucky enough to receive her love.
Barbara is survived by her brother Chris Simons (Wendy)--and her loving nephews Kegan (Georgianne) and Paige, who thought of her as their best friend, their 'Aunt Baboo', their second Mom. They will forever cherish the memories of their adventures together. They will be eternally in awe of her strength to live and her fighting spirit. And last but not least, Barb is survived by her dog, Ginger, and her many. many friends.
Special thanks to Infinity Hospice Care and Right at Home for their help and to all Barb's friends who supported her in so many ways during her illness.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution to the Northern Nevada SPCA or Humane Society or the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Alec I. Maclean ’77 (managerial sciences)
June 14, 2013—Reno, Nev.
Alec Ian Maclean passed away in Reno Nevada at the age of 57. Alec was preceded in death by his parents Kenneth and Margaret Maclean. He is survived by his sister Meg Affinito, nephews Kyle and Vincent Affinito, niece Alicia Affinito, Aunts and Uncles, George and Barbara Maclean, and Rochelle and Ray Brown. Alec graduated from Wooster High School in 1973. He went on to earn 2 degrees: Accounting and Master Gardening. Alec loved watching football, gardening, and writing.
Katherine A. Stangland ’77 (office administration)
May 23, 2013—Sparks, Nev.
Katy Stangland, 57, passed away at home May 23 as a result of ovarian cancer, her family by her side. Her motto was "Enjoy Yourself, It's Later Than You Think". She lived her life well, loved to travel, learn, scuba dive, ski, play bridge and watch Jeopardy and Dancing With the Stars. She was a member of Mensa. We'll remember her positive attitude and cheerful countenance. She was admirably accepting of the hand she was dealt and she championed her causes.
Katy grew up in Placerville, CA and came to Reno to attend UNR, obtaining a degree in business. Her first career was in the casinos as a waitress, dealer and pit boss. Two of those years she dealt on a cruise ship and traveled around the world.
Nine years ago she started her second career as a 5th grade teacher. She was passionate about teaching, always encouraging her students to do their best, especially stressing math and grammar. She frequently included experiences from her travels, making her students aware of a "big" world out there,
She was preceded in death by her father, Gordon Stangland of Tonasket, WA and is survived by her mother Harriet, brother David (Catherine) both of Tonasket, niece Johanna Stangland of Salt Lake City, sister Karen and sisterly cousin Marie Peterson both of Reno.
We would like to thank Dr. Lim and his staff, Dr. Reganti, Julie Simeoni and staff, Dr. Bloomfield and Trevor and Circle of Life Hospice for the excellent care Katy received. At Katy's request there will be no service as she has been celebrating her life with her friends for the last 2 months. We thank all of you for sharing memories and supporting us.
Katy has established a scholarship fund at Sepulvada Elementary School for the Sierra Nevada Journeys outdoor science camp. Donations can be made through the school or to a charity of your choice. We will miss her.
Caesar J. Caviglia ’82 (honorary degree)
July 26, 2013—Ely, Nev.
Reverend Caesar John Caviglia passed away quietly Friday the 26th with family and friends at his side. Born to Italian immigrants, John Battista Caviglia and Josephine Marie Pescio Caviglia, in 1928, he was raised at the Manganese Mine in the hills south of Ely in a two room shack until time to start school. He was a cowboy for his Uncle Babe, a miner for his Uncle Caesar, a gas station attendant, a delivery boy for the meat market, anything and everything to help his family after his father died when he was 12. Cowboying, hunting and fishing is what he loved best and what he did whenever he got a chance. The house that he grew up in, next to Ely Grade School, was the house where he retired after 43 years in the priesthood. He graduated from White Pine High School in 1946, received his bachelor's degree in economics at St. Mary's College in Moraga. CA., attended Seminary at St. Bonaventure University in upstate New York and then went on to attain additional degrees in philosophy, Masters of Theology, Masters of Education, an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy from UNLV, and did Graduate Research in Sociology.
For his whole life he pushed selflessly to better himself and felt the priesthood was where he could do the most good. He was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in Ely in 1955 and his first parish was St. Theresa's in Carson City. In 1958 he was a member of both the Faculty at Manogue High School and the University of Nevada, Reno. From 1962 - 1968, he was the Superintendent of Nevada State Catholic Schools while also Asst. Pastor of St. Ann's in Las Vegas and Asst. Director of the Catholic Community Welfare Agency. He was also Editor of the weekly Catholic Nevada Register, Designer and Director of the new church in Empire, NV, all while restoring St. Mary's in the Mountains Church in Virginia City, and working as Asst. Pastor at St. Theresa's, the Stewart Indian School and the Carson Prison. In 1968, the Vatican sent him to be a member of the Research Faculty at the University of San Francisco while attaining his Master's Degree in Education. In 1972 he became Director of Catholic Social Services in Las Vegas. That same year he was named the parish priest at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Henderson, NV where he would remain until 2003.
He has been called "the most powerful Italian-American in southern Nevada politics," after what was probably the most productive 31-year period of his life. During that time he combated education, economic and social problems in Henderson and appeared before Congress as pastor of St. Peters. He lobbied Congress for $25 million for the 1st Community College in Las Vegas. He established a daycare center, a home for single mothers, a home for delinquent girls, dining halls and apartments for seniors, Meals on Wheels, RSVP and Action Program, senior transportation, senior insulation and house repair, the first spanish speaking masses and english speaking classes. He was President of the Chamber of Commerce, spearheaded construction of the Henderson Convention Center, developed the Henderson Annex for Clark County Community College, after whom their main building is named. He was a member of the Faculty of Henderson Community College and finally Designer and Director of the new St. Peter's Catholic Church.
In 2003 he retired to his childhood home in Ely but was coaxed out of retirement to design and build the new Sacred Heart Church. He truly retired at age 80 in 2008. In 2010 he was awarded the "Distinguished Nevadan" from the Nevada System of Higher Education and in 2012 he was awarded the "Signum Fidei Award" from St. Mary's College as an Outstanding Alumni.
He is predeceased by his mother and father, his brother Tommy and Tommy's wife Jane, his big sister Ina and her husband Duke Drakulich, neice Andrea Manor, and grand nephew David Drakulich. He is survived by his nephews John and Dennis (Cheryl) Caviglia, Damon, Victor (Linda), Gene (Kathy) and Joe (Tina) Drakulich, nieces Susan Holloway (Glenn), Paula (Mark) Kimbrough, Julie (Edgar) Roberts, Denise (Joe) Altick, Marie (Tim) Heydon, and many great and great grand nephews and nieces and his best friend, fishing buddy and partner in crime, Phil Roybal.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to a charity of your choice , the Parkinson's Foundation, or a special building fund established in his name for Sacred Heart Church, 900 E. 11th Street, East Ely, NV 89301
Patricia A. (Pazzagli) Papez, attended 1984-1985
May 21, 2013—Salt Lake City, Utah
Patricia Aline Papez, loving wife, mother and close friend of many passed away, Tuesday, May 21, 2013, after a strong and courageous battle with cancer. She was delivered into Heaven surrounded by her husband, three children, and parents at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Patricia was born in Los Angeles, California on Sunday the 30th of September, 1962 to John and Marcelle Pazzagli, becoming the first of her French family to be born in the United States. Patricia embraced her heritage, was fluent in French and traveled to France many times with her husband, children and friends. While Patricia was born in California, as a young girl she relocated to Reno, Nevada with her family. After attending and graduating from Wooster High School in Reno, she went on to college at the University of Nevada, Reno where she met her future husband, Jon. In 1985, as newlyweds, her husband joined the United States Navy and Patricia not only supported this decision, but was a true partner in contributing to the success of Jon's career in the Navy. While her husband's Naval obligations often took him far away from home, Patricia's love and dedication to her family was an important reason the couple raised three beautiful, successful children. Patricia would travel the world with her Naval Aviator/Delta Pilot husband, where they met many life long friends who came to know Patricia as the kind, gentle, classy person dedicated to her husband and children.
Patricia, Jon and the kids moved to Park City, Utah in 1994 where Patricia, like many times in her life, became the family ambassador and quickly became friends with many in the Park City Community. While raising her children in Park City, Patricia contributed to the family success by working as Head School Secretary at Jeremy Ranch Elementary School. Her dedication to the Park City Community lead her to return to work at the school for a short time while being treated for cancer.
Patricia loved the Park City area and became involved in scrap booking, skiing, bunco, fund raising and many school related activities. She was an animal lover always having a couple of dogs and cats around to enrich her family's life. Since her passing her dogs Chloe and Cali have been pacing the house looking for her. She was deeply loved by all who knew her, but no one more than her husband Jon. Their love was pure as fresh fallen snow, born of a deep passion and respect for each other. Patricia was a beautiful soul who will never be forgotten and will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Patricia is survived by her husband, Jon, sons, Neko and Ryan, daughter, Rachel; parents, John and Marcelle; sister, Martina (Dave). She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Jeanne Jimenez and paternal grandparents Mary and Hector Pazzagli.
She is also survived by an extended family of in-laws, nieces and nephews who all loved Patricia very much.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in the name of Patricia Papez to the Huntsman Cancer Institute, 2000 Circle of Hope Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112.
Stacey L. (Smeath) Berry ’88 (psychology)
July 29, 2013—Reno, Nev.
Beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, Stacey Lynn Smeath Berry, passed away on July 29, 2013 with family beside her after a courageous battle with cancer. For all her years, Stacey was a source of enthusiasm, inspiration and happiness to all who knew her. She will be terribly missed.
Stacey was born to Robert (Bob) and Jean Pincolini Smeath and raised in Reno, Nevada.
She attended Earl Wooster High School where she made many life-long friends.
After graduation from high school, Stacey attended the University of Nevada Reno, obtaining her Bachelor's degree in 1988. While at Nevada, she became a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority, where she again created enduring bonds of friendship with many of her sorority sisters.
In 1989, Stacey married her best friend and soul mate, Tom Berry, and in 1992 they welcomed their son, Kevin, to the family. For the next 18 years, she could always be found on the sidelines or in the stands at Kevin's games cheering him on. In 2009, daughter Hope joined the family.
When Stacey was not spending time with her large extended family, she could be found with the other true loves of her life - her horses. She cherished riding and participating in dressage and hunter/jumper competitions. She also treasured having great friends that shared her passion.
Stacey is survived by her parents Bob and Jean Smeath; her husband Tom; son Kevin; daughter Hope; and brother Jeff Smeath (Karen, son Ricky), as well as many other extended family members.
Brian K. Maldonado ’89 (marketing)
June 7, 2013—Sparks, Nev.
Keko passed away on June 7, 2013. He was born in Sparks, NV to Sybil Whittemore and Raymond Maldonado. He was proud to have lived in Sparks his entire life, graduating from Reed High School and the University of Nevada Reno. Keko loved sports and was an avid Wolf Pack fan. Keko was full of life and loved to make others smile and laugh.
He is preceded in death by his grand-parents on both sides of the family, 2 of his uncles and his step-father Dr. Robert Whittemore. He is survived by his wife Ruth, his parents, sister Stephanie - her children Matthew and Madisyn, sister Kristin - her children Jake and Becca, his Uncles and Aunts along with numerous cousins, as well as the Schiller family.
Louis J. Zamboni ’95 (general studies)
July 11, 2013—Sparks, Nev.
Louis "Joe" Zamboni Jr., 55, of Reno, Nevada passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013 in Reno, Nv. He was born July 26, 1957 and was the son of the late Louis Zamboni Sr. and Joyce (Zamboni) Sauer. He attended Reno High School, and graduated from college from Truckee Meadows Community College and received a Bachelor's degree of business from the University of Nevada Reno.
Joe is survived by his loving daughter, Susan (Zamboni) Golay and her husband Michael of Reno, NV; his loving mother Joyce (Zamboni) Sauer of Reno, NV; his brother Frank Zamboni and his wife Tammy of Reno, NV; and his grandchildren; William, Samuel, and Peter Golay of Reno, NV.
Joe will always be remembered as a man that never let his disabilities slow his life down. He was always on the go and accomplished more than most people. He was a great family man that lived and did everything he could for his family. His hobbies included anything and everything that had to do with computers, movies and music. He lived his life and rarely complained about the life that he had been handed.
Joseph A. Cap ’99 (health education)
Nov. 7, 2012—Las Vegas, Nev.
JOSEPH CAP Joseph "Coach" Cap, passed away Nov. 7, 2012. Joe was born May 14, 1976, in Las Vegas. He graduated from Clark High School in 1994 and the University of Nevada Reno in 1999. He was a member of the ATO Fraternity. Joe received a dual masters in education and physiology from UNLV. Joe was humble about his many personal accomplishments, including being named "Coach of the Year" 2008 SNWCA Sunset Region and also in 2011. Those who knew Joe knew his pride came from seeing his students succeed. Joe was a teacher, coach, and valued leader at Bonanza High School. He loved coaching, his easy-going manner made him a natural mentor. He was devoted to his students and beloved by them. He provided his students with critical guidance over the difficult hurdles of high school. Everyone knew they could depend on Joe to be there for them and help them do the right thing. His life was too short, but his legacy will last a lifetime. Joe loved travel and made friends easily. His dream was to open a sports facility and training center for young athletes. Joe was loved and admired by his family.
He is survived by parents, Joe and Ginny Cap; aunts, Mary Toti, Janet Cap and Betty (Rene) Merritt; uncle, Ron (Stephanie); cousins, Donnie Toti, Frank Toti, Susan (Greg) Smith, Jennifer (David) Bryan, Nick Chrisman, Candy Chrisman, Hailey Cap, Jaimie and Nolan Bryan, Simone and Samantha Smith, Truth Toti, Sheri Meinhart, Kyle and Garry Vandenkooy, Steve Olsen and John Olson; and his beloved dog, Athena Jean. He was preceded in death by his uncle, Jim Cap; and grandparents, Jean and Joe Cap and Frances and Donald Malone. We cannot overestimate the valuable "gifts" Joe has given our children during his years coaching and teaching, he loved his students and athletes, inspired them, and wanted them to succeed, for all that, we thank him.
Casey O. Mulgrew ’99 (metallurgical engineering)
June 14, 2013—Carson City, Nev.
Casey O. Mulgrew, 62, Reno, NV., died 06-14-2013.
Carl R. Young ’04M.S. (atmospheric science)
May 31, 2013—South Lake Tahoe, Calif.
Carl was born May 14, 1968 in Oakland, California. On May 31, 2013 our Carl was killed in El Reno, Oklahoma while doing research on tornadoes.
He graduated from Carmel High School as Valedictorian, received his bachelors degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and attained his masters in atmospheric science from the University of Reno, Nevada.
Carl taught extreme weather, meteorology and geology at Lake Tahoe Community College, and was the program director for the League to Save Lake Tahoe for more than 5 years. As a meteorologist he worked with Tim Samaras (Colorado researcher of TWISTEX) for National Geographic and the Discovery Channel (Storm Chasers) for over 11 years. His emphasis was on tornadoes and lightning and he pursued research in weather forecasting.
He was an avid water skier, hiker, world traveler, videographer, photographer, and loved Depeche Mode, dancing and old Italian westerns and movie soundtracks.
Carl is survived by his father, Bob Young, mother Ada (Sal) Lucido, brother Eric Young, nephew Gage Young, aunts Edith (Darwin) Law, Janet (Dennis) Moss, Francesca (Dick) Mellinger, uncles Frank (Barbara) Strehlitz, Anthony (Lisa) Lucido, Frank Lucido, cousins Brian, Kevin, Alan and Gary Moss, Jon and David Law, and extended family members in Germany (Ziehmer and Miralles) and Italy (Schreiber).
Our hearts and prayers go out to the Tim and Paul Samaras family and all tornado victims.