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Peter Groseta Jr.

Peter Groseta Jr., 82, of Cottonwood, died Thursday, May 4, 2000.

He was born Oct. 22, 1917, in Jerome to Croatian immigrants Peter and Antonia Groseta.

His family moved from Jerome to a ranch in Middle Verde in 1922, then in 1936 to Bridgeport, where he worked in the Phelps Dodge smelter until the shutdown in 1953. At that time he was shift boss and "pulled the plug" on the last pound of ore that went through the concentrator.

Mr. Groseta married Katherine Maglich in Clarkdale on Sept. 18, 1946. Two years later, they purchased the W Dart commercial cow outfit. He also worked for the Yavapai County Roads Department. He served on the board of directors for the Cottonwood Ditch Association as well as several agricultural boards, including the Farmer's Home Administration and the Yavapai Cattle Growers Association.

He served on the Grazing Advisory Committee, was involved in organizing the Verde Valley Fair, and was a member of the Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge, the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Katherine; sons, Peter and George; sister, Anne Mongini of Rohnert Park, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

A rosary was recited Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cottonwood. Services were Wednesday at the church.

Contributions may be made to the Church Building Fund of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, P.O. Box 995, Cottonwood, AZ 86326-0995.

Westcott Funeral Home in Cottonwood helped the family with arrangements.

Ethel L. Galloway

Ethel L. Galloway, 89, of Prescott Valley, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000, in Prescott Valley.

She was born Aug. 23, 1910, in Washington state, to Sidney and May (Cisna) Wilson.

Mrs. Galloway was a secretary for the U.S. government at the Lawrence Livermore Lab in Livermore, Calif., until her retirement in 1966. She moved to Arizona seven years ago.

Her family wishes her to be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and friend.

Surviving are her son, Glenn of Prescott Valley; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

No services are planned.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Prescott Valley Senior Nutrition Program, 8201 E. Loos Drive, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314.

Sunrise Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Josephine "Jo" Marie Jones

Josephine "Jo" Marie Jones, 76, of Prescott, died Wednesday, May 10, 2000, in Prescott.

She was born Dec. 22, 1923, in Orange, N.J., to Edward and Cancetina (Mutascia) Ruggieri.

Mrs. Jones was a member of Sacred Heart Parish.

Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Robert, and several nieces and nephews.

No services will be held.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the local hospice of one's choice.

Memory Chapel helped the family with arrangements.

Bert Seiderman

Bert Seiderman, 75, died Monday, May 8, 2000, at his home in Prescott.

He was born Dec. 7, 1924, in New York, N.Y., to Harry and Sarah (Nottoff) Seiderman.

Mr. Seiderman received the Purple Heart while serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He married his wife, Lucy, April 6, 1946. He owned a heating and air conditioning business in Sun Valley, Calif., for 20 years.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the Elks. He enjoyed golfing and traveling.

Survivors include his wife, Lucy; sons, Brian of Oceanside, Calif., and William of Corning, N.Y.; daughters, Michele Towery of Ventura, Calif., and Linda Weber of Austin, Texas; brother, Ernest of Asheville, N.C.; and nine grandchildren.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Assumption in Ventura, Calif. Msgr. Donald Mulcahy will officiate. Burial will be in Santa Clara Cemetery in Oxnard, Calif.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Correction

The obituary for Mary Estelle Cain in Wednesday's Courier should have listed her daughter Diane Edwards of Chino Valley as a survivor.