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Robert Paul “Bob” Onusko - Erika J. Leimbach - Ramon L. Marron - Billie Welch - Robert (Bob) L. Francis - Edward Albert Kirk -

Robert Paul “Bob” Onusko passed away Dec. 24, 2005, at his home in Cordes Lakes. He was born Feb. 9, 1953, in Phoenix and was 53 years of age.

He was preceded in death by his brother, David, and his father, Paul Onusko.

Bob served in the US Navy, worked for AT&T for 17 years where he retired, and was active in the construction of homes in the Verde Valley area. He attended grade school in Paradise Valley and graduated from Paradise Valley High School.

Bob is survived by his son, Ryan, and grandson, Ryan, Jr.; his mother, Ruth Onusko of Cottonwood; his sister, Karen, and brother, Jim; several nieces and nephews; cousin, Irma Cahill; close friend, Zorraida; and many more.

Bob was loved, admired and respected by his family and friends and he will be missed dearly.

Honoring Bob’s wishes, private services were held with interment next to his brother David at Resthaven Park Cemetery, Glendale.

Arrangements entrusted to Sunrise Funeral Home. All friends and relatives are encouraged to visit www.sunrisefuneralhome.com for additional information and to sign the online guest book.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Erika J. Leimbach, of Prescott, passed away on Dec. 31, 2005, at the age of 83. She was born March 17, 1922, in Germany and came to the U.S. in 1956, with her husband, Rudy, who preceded her in death in 1999.

They lived in St. Louis, Mo., for many years before moving to Prescott.

She is survived by her daughter, Judy E. Dobbins of Sun City West; her grandson, Christopher Conley of Tempe; and her granddaughter, Stacey Brown; and great-grandchildren, Steven and Justin Brown of Columbia, Mo.

Erika was active in the G.F.W.C. – The Monday Club, 1306 Stetson Road, Prescott, AZ 86303, and with Prescott People Who Care, 630 Park Ave., Prescott.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to either of these organizations.

Erika’s friends are invited to drop by her home, the home she loved so much, at any time between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, to visit with the family. The home is located at 1155 Northwood Loop (off Haisley Road) in Prescott.

A private family service will be held at Erika’s request.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home is providing the family with its services.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Ramon L. Marron, age 45, of Prescott, passed away Dec. 31, 2005. Ramon was born July 19, 1960, in Escondido, Calif., to Peggy Marron of Pine Valley, Calif., and Ray Marron of Valley Center, Calif.

Ramon attended school in Prescott and graduated from high school in Stevensville, Mont. He loved fishing, golf, and cats.

He is survived by his loving wife, Debbie of Prescott; children, Tenneil of Prescott and Travis of Camp Verde; stepchildren, Dawn and Eddie of Prescott; grandchildren, Little Eddie, Spencer and Zachary; sister, Maggie Underwood of Mingus Mountain, Ariz.; brother, Pete Marron of Escondido, Calif.; aunt, June Dun of Pine Valley, Calif., and Eileen of Chino Valley; aunt, Pat Castro of El Cajon, Calif.; uncle, Tom Dun of Hawaii; and numerous cousins nephews and nieces.

Ramon will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

Memorial service is planned for a later date in California.

(Information provided by survivors.)

Billie Welch, 75, of Prescott, born Aug. 11, 1930, in Phoenix, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, at her home in Prescott.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, at Trinity Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to the ALS Foundation or Granite Mountain Hospice.

Arrangements by Hampton Funeral Home.

Robert (Bob) L. Francis, 74, of Phoenix (formerly of Prescott), born Dec. 9, 1931, in Illinois, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005, at his home in Phoenix.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, at Pioneer RV Park, 36408 N. Black Canyon Highway, Phoenix.

Edward Albert Kirk, 91, of Prescott, born Dec. 3, 1914, in Long Beach, Calif., died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at Mountain View Manor.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 603 Park Ave., Prescott.

Arrangements by Heritage Memory Mortuary.