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Val J. Eberl Jr.Val J. Eberl Jr., 87, of Prescott, died Monday, June 12, 2000, at Las Fuentes Care Center, Prescott.

He was born Jan. 29, 1913, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Val J. Sr. and Anna (Horak) Eberl.

Mr. Eberl apprenticed as a tool and die maker at Cutler-Hammer Mfg. Co. of Milwaukee, Wis. During his career he worked as a plant manager with Robert-Shaw of New Stanton, Pa., and Wisconsin Metal Products Co. of Racine, Wis. He retired in 1971 from the Central Lab Division of Globe-Union of Milwaukee, Wis., where he was manager of manufacturing engineering and manager of tool services.

He retired in 1971, and moved to Scottsdale in 1976 and to Prescott in 1980. He enjoyed traveling and model trains.

Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Colleen; daughter, Anita Jackson; stepdaughter, Lynn Todd; brother, Jerry; sister, Marian Ringer; and five grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Prescott, with Pastor Andrew Byars officiating.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1202 Green Lane, Prescott, AZ 86301.

Hampton Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Frank PattersonWorld-renowned Irish tenor Frank Patterson died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital in New York.

Mr. Patterson had performed in Prescott for audiences at Yavapai College in October 1998 and November 1999.

Mr. Patterson was scheduled to sing at the funeral of John Cardinal O'Connor in St. Patrick's Cathedral May 8, but was diagnosed with a brain tumor the evening before and was unable to fulfill one of the Cardinal's last requests.

Known as "Ireland's golden tenor," Mr. Patterson performed his latest television special, "God Bless America," recorded last September at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

A funeral Mass was celebrated today at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York. Burial will be in his hometown of Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland.

Donations may be sent to St. Patrick's Home for the Aged, 66 Van Cortland Park South, Bronx, N.Y. 10468.

Lola Mae RobertsLola Mae Roberts, 82, of Wilhoit, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at Mountain View Manor Care Center, Prescott.

She was born April 9, 1918, in Hot Springs, N.M., to Jefferson C. and Sallie Mona (Lane) Johnson.

Mrs. Roberts moved with her family to Los Angeles, Calif., when she was 3 years old, and then to Flagstaff in 1926. The family moved to Prescott in 1940.

She worked for Consolidated Aircraft during World War II. She earned her LPN license in 1962 in Tucson, then returned to Prescott to work at Mother Warfield's, the nursing home owned by her mother. She worked there until it was sold in 1978.

Mrs. Roberts enjoyed traveling, including to Kelly's Island, Ohio, where she worked for several summers for her brother's business.

Surviving are her 99-year-old mother, Mona Warfield of Wilhoit; son, Thomas Skurok of Phoenix; brother, Jay Johnson of Kelly's Island, Ohio; sisters, Roni Harper of Chino Valley and JoJo DeHesse of Wilhoit; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Her son, Lane Stewart, died in 1985.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Genung Memorial Park Cemetery in Peeple's Valley.

Hampton Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.

Frederick C. Seifts

Frederick C. Seifts, 65, of Prescott, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at Scottsdale Healthcare Hospital in Scottsdale.

He was born May 16, 1935, in Glen Cove, N.Y., to Margaret and Frederick Seifts.

Mr. Seifts moved to Texas in 1974 and to Prescott in 1996. He worked for the University of Texas System in Austin until he became disabled in 1988.

Survivors include his wife, Betty; daughters, Cindy Davis of Prescott and Wendy Hough of El Paso, Texas; sons, Dane of Canutillo, N.M., and Fred of Jal, N.M.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mr. Seifts donated his body for science to Anatomic Gift Foundation of Arizona.

Private memorial services will be in El Paso, Texas, at a later date.

The family suggests memorial contributions in Mr. Seifts' name to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 13141, Prescott, AZ 86304-3141.

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