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Cusumano -- Viola"Vicky" M. Cusumano, 75, a resident of Albuquerque for 48 years, died Saturday, April 12, 2003. She is survived by her cousin, Barbara K. Levene of England; and mother, Violet Hill of Staten Island, NY. Mrs. Cusumano was preceded in death by her husband, Emeric Cusumano. She was a member of the First Unitarian Church. Mrs. Cusumano enjoyed animals, astronomy, reading and knitting. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held Thursday, 11:00 a.m., at First Unitarian Church, 3701 Carlisle Blvd. NE, with Rev. Christine Robinson officiating. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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Davis -- Jack L. Davis, 61, a longtime resident of Albuquerque died Friday, April 18, 2003. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Darla R. Davis of Albuquerque; son, Rick Regensberg and wife Kathy of Albuquerque; sister, Twalla Brown and husband Dan of Texas; brother, Wesley Davis and wife Amy of Placitas, NM; and numerous other family members. Jack was active in the Drag Racing Community where he was known as"Jackman". He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tucumcari, NM. Mr. Davis owned and operated DCM Corporation since 1980. Services will be held Wednesday, April 23, 2003, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE with Pastors Ron & Don Corley officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Pallbearers will be Ned Parsons, Walt Richards, Pat Baca, Jim Costa, Bob Parson, and Rudy Ortega. Honorary Pallbearers will be his many business associates and all his racing friends. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Tuesday, April 22, 2003 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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Economou -- George Aristotle Economou, 79, born June 24, 1923 in Manchester NH, died April 2, 2003 in Fox Chapel, PA, after a long bout with lung cancer. An optics prodigy offered Harvard attendance at the age of 14, for building a Schmidt telescope, attending at age 16. The son of the late Evangelina Demolat and George Aristotle Economou was later drafted during WWII into the US Army with the rank of Sergeant during his senior year at Harvard and sent to work with the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos, NM. His employment continued with Sandia Laboratories, Perkin Elmer (Mercury Project), J. W. Fecker Division of Owens-Corning, and retiring as Vice President of Optical Instrumentation at Contraves, USA. An emeritus lifetime member of the Optical Society of America (OSA), his photo of the moon, published as the cover of Time Magazine, was a tribute to his improvements in optical clarity. His sisters, Sia Packard of Albuquerque and Zoe Kanteres, preceded him in death, as did two wives. Survivors include his wife, Nancy L. Economou; three sons, James and William Economou of Albuquerque and George A. Economou Jr. of Cambridge, MA; a daughter, Zoe Stephenson of Albuquerque; and numerous nephews and nieces. Private Funeral arrangements were made with the Thomas M. Smith Funeral Home and Crematory, Blawnox, PA. George always spoke with great fondness for the lifelong friends he made in NM during WWII. Memorial contributions can be made to the donor's charity of choice or to Foxwall Emergency Services Inc., 403 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh PA 15238. His brilliance could blind him to our love.
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Fishback -- Chuck F. Fishback, II, 64, passed away peacefully just as he had lived his life, Monday, April 14, 2003. He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia Fishback of the family home in Broomfield, CO; mother, Katherine W. Fishback, Albuquerque; sons, Charles Becvarik and wife, Marta and grandson, Callum of Santa Fe, Christopher Becvarik and wife, Kylie; granddaughters, Zoe and Maddie of Australia, Mark King of Hilton Head, SC; daughter, Kristen Sheilds of AK; grandchildren, Tricia and Timmy; sisters, Nancy Agnew and husband, Bob and Kathie Anthony and husband, Michael of Albuquerque; as well as many nieces and nephews. Chuck was 2nd VP, Smith Barney in Broomfield, CO; an avid skier, guiding ski tours at Copper Mt.; member of the Rotary Club; the Shrine; the 356 Porche Club; and the Broomfield United Methodist Church. Chuck graduated from Highland High School in 1957 and attended UNM. He was active with the Ski Patrol (one year headed the Rocky Mt. area). His wit and charm warmed the hearts of his family and many friends. He was athletically active in tennis, golf, and coached his granddaughter's soccer team. He left us suddenly after his health failed and will always be in our hearts for the wonderful memories we have together. Cremation has taken place and Memorial Services were held at the Broomfield United Methodist Church in Colorado, Thursday, April 17, 2003. Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice or Summit Co. Rescue Group, PO Box 1974, Breckenridge, CO. 80424.
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Gonzales -- Roy G. Gonzales May 7, 1937-April 12, 2003 The family of Roy G. Gonzales would like to take this opportunity to thank the following people for the loving care shown to us during his courageous fight with his illness: Dr. Victor Vigil and his Oncology team; the nursing staff, especially Michelle Saenz, RN, from Albuquerque Regional Medical Center; the nursing staff at Anna Kaseman Hospice Healthcare, who all provided excellent care for Roy; to Father Bill and Father Virgil for the beautiful rosary and mass; to the pallbearers, musicians, relatives and friends for their attendance, prayers, flowers, food and support. Our Love and Prayers always, Emma, Daniel, Paul, Karen and James Gonzales
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Graeber -- In Remembrance of Dennis GraeberIt's a year now, Dennis, that you have gone to the Lord, you loved him so much during your life on earth. You always said you hoped to leave this earth in a blink of an eye, and the Lord granted you your wish! We will always love you and we miss you,"Praise the Lord". Your family, George and Clara Graeber and family
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Grafton -- Ressie V. Grafton, 88 passed away on April 17, 2003. She is proceeded in death by her husband Kermit. Ressie is survived by her daughters; Patricia Grafton, Ethyle Parker and husband Clifford; son Rollin Grafton and wife Sarah; three grand-children Kathleen Swenson, Kelly Grafton and Shari Parker; two great-grandchildren Emma Swenson and Hannah Grafton. Graveside services were held at Hillcrest cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Saturday in Las Cruces. Arrangements by Strong-Thorne Mortuary.
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Grandjean -- Norman Richard Grandjean, 59, a longtime resident of Albuquerque and current resident of Rio Rancho, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2003. Norman was born July 24, 1943 the son of Emil and Johanna Vrobel Grandjean in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He had been a systems analyst for 31 years with Sandia National Laboratories before he retired. He currently was a consultant for the Ares Corporation. He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church; a dedicated volunteer of the American Red Cross Disaster Team; the Chamisa Hills Country Club"Tennis Team"; and he was an avid golfer. Norman was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Helen Marie Grandjean of the family home; four children, Michael Grandjean and wife Maria of Albuquerque, Michelle Romero and husband Luis of Washington, Monica Justice and husband Michael of Albuquerque, and Marcus Grandjean of Washington; one sister, Jeannette Dillon and family of Colorado Springs, CO; eight grandchildren, Makayla and Marshall Grandjean, Emily, Melissa, Sara and Ben Romero, Rhiannon Grochowski and Charles Justice. The Visitation for Norman will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2003 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Vista Verde MemorialPark. Norman will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was a great humanitarian and believed in the philosophy of people helping people. In lieu of flowers, it has been suggested that memorials be made in Norman's name to the Mid Rio Grande Chapter of the American Red Cross, 142 Monroe, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Arrangements by: Vista Verde Mortuary Rio Rancho, New Mexico 892-9920
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Guarnieri -- Madeline Guarnieri. In Loving Memory, September 26, 1924 to April 11, 2003. Madeline is preceded in death by her husband Nicholas Guarnieri. They were married for 26 years. She is survived by her daughter, Maria Archibeque and her husband, Larry who she loved like a son! She has one son, Anthony Guarnieri and wife, Marlena; seven grandchildren, Kristina, Stephanie, Jennifer, and Courtney Archibeque, Laura, Angela, and Christopher Guarnieri; one brother, Salvatore Guarneri; and numerous nieces and nephews that were very special to her. She was a great homemaker and cook, especially known for her great pasta and meatballs. She will be missed very much!!! The Archibeque family would like to thank all the family and friends for their great support and their kindness!!! Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuq. 505-343-8008.
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Hernandez -- The family of Mr. Daniel Hernandez would like to thank all their relatives and friend for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; for the beautiful floral tributes; a special thank you to Father Zerwas, San Clemente Catholic Church celebrant of the Mass and the Vigil Service, to the pallbearers, to the D.A.V. Chapter #3 for the Military Honors and to all his family and friends who made donations to the San Clemente Building Fund in his name. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW
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