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John LeRoy Patrick

John LeRoy Patrick, 55, the son of James and Lea Patrick, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2006 surrounded by his family. John was born June 15, 1950 in Portland, Ore., and moved to Prescott with his family in 1957.

He graduated from Prescott High School in 1968. John then served with the US Army in Vietnam, receiving numerous medals and awards.

After returning to Prescott, John joined the IBEW and became a journeyman electrician. John met and married Rene Rizzo in August of 1979.

John spent many years working for the City of Prescott. He maintained and installed the majority of the water pump stations, which supplied water to Prescott and the surrounding area. His knowledge of water and electrical issues and his ability to solve related problems was an invaluable resource to the city and surrounding communities.

John was a good man, kind and gentle, he touched many lives. John will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

John was preceded in death by his father, James Patrick and his brother, Thomas.

John is survived by his wife, Rene; and their three sons, Gregory, and his wife Crystal; Elliott, and his fiancée Jennifer, and their daughter, Haylee Lynn; and his youngest son, James Isaac. Other surviving family members are his mother, Leah Patrick; sister, Valerie, and her husband Robert Reed. The Reed's children; Brenda, her husband Dean Lyon, and their daughters, Meghan, Taryn and Nichole; James Reed, his wife Sarah, and their children, Kyla and Isaac; Thomas Reed and his wife Angela; Robert Reed and his fiancé Crystal; mother-in-law Phyllis Rizzo, and her children; Robert and Pam, David and Della, Cheryl and John, Jeffrey and LaVern and many nieces and nephews.

Pastor Galen Nesham, a long time family friend, who married John and Rene, will be speaking at the service. Services will be held at Heritage Memory Mortuary, located at 131 Grove Avenue in Prescott, Arizona on Sunday, March 5th, 2006 at 2:00 p.m.

John will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery at 1051 Willow Creek Road in Prescott immediately following the service.

Services entrusted to Heritage Memory Mortuary Prescott, Ariz.

(Information was provided by the survivors.)

Larry P. Corbin

Larry P. Corbin, 56, died Feb. 20, 2006 at his brother's home in Ohio, after a courageous battle with liver disease. 

Larry resided for a time in Prescott while receiving treatment at the VA hospital.  He had many friends in Prescott. 

Larry is survived by his brothers, Pat, of Painesville, Ohio, and Steve, of Scottsdale. 

Services and burial were held in Mentor/Painesville, Ohio, on Feb. 24, 2006, and handled by Brunner Funeral Homes. 

Friends may contact the family by email at

(Information was provided by the survivors.)

Randall Scott Blank

Randall Scott Blank, died Feb. 28, 2006 at his home in Mayer. He was born July 5, 1965 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Charles R. and Sharon A. Blank. Randy was 40 years old.

Randy moved to Arizona in 1998 from Ohio. He had been a plumber. He enjoyed collecting watches and coins and hearing the distinguished rumble of a Harley, as he was tinkering with it. He was lovingly known as "Grumps" to Karen's grandchildren, for he was a good guy that could be stern when needed.

Randy is survived by his wife Karen; son, Christopher; parents, Charles and Sharon; brother, Jason (Sarah) Blank and sister, Pam (Lawson) Lynch; stepchildren Travis and Shea Preston; Karen's grandchildren, Bradley, Jessica, Marcos and Marisa.

Private cremation at Bradshaw Crematory, Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel meeting the needs of the family.

(Information was provided by survivors.)


Ann Marie "Sally" Hofferber, age 62, of Prescott Valley, born February 27, 1944 in Jamestown North Dakota, died Wednesday, March, 1, 2006 in Prescott.

Visitation will be 10:00 a.m., on Saturday March 4, 2006 at Sunrise Funeral Home, Prescott Valley. Services to follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place at Heritage Memorial Park, Dewey.

Evelyn Eifert, age 83, of Prescott Valley, born February 7, 1923, died February 28, 2006 in Prescott Valley.

Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 4, 2006 at Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, 303 S. Cortez St., Prescott.

Arrangements by Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home.

Harry Carl, Jr., age 51, of Prescott Valley, born October 13, 1954 in Fullerton, Calif., died February 27, 2006, in Prescott Valley.

Services will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, March 4, at the Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel, in Prescott Valley.


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