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G. K. Chesterton wrote, "Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die." The men and women who served in the armed forces, whether during a time of war, or one of peace, are living examples of that contradiction. Each should be honored and remembered, so that our gratitude never fades.

Our Veterans' Memorial Wall includes the names of those individuals who served the nation, and are now entrusted to our care. If the veteran you are looking for is not here, please enter the name of the deceased or the next of kin in the search box below and click search. You may also view current and past listings to find the name of your veteran. Names are listed alphabetically.

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Richard Welsh

November 05, 1930 - - June 06, 2018

Richard Charles Welsh, 87, of Lakeside, Arizona, passed away peacefully on June 6th, 2018 in Tucson, Arizona. He joins in heaven his wife of 49 years Dolores (Koehnemann) Welsh (2003) and his son Mark Richard (1958) who preceded him in death. Richard “Dick” Welsh began his life’s journey in Erie, PA on November 5th, 1930. Dick graduated from Lawrence Park High School in ...

Sal Gentile

December 24, 1923 - - June 04, 2018

Sal, a WWII veteran, was born in Brooklyn, NY to Theresa and Russell Gentile who raised him and his 3 brothers and 2 sisters in a cold water flat. He went on to become the Chief Estimator for the New York State Division of Housing. He was married to his lovee Margaret for 35 years and then after her death, spent the next 34 years with his sweet Veronica. He was a loving fath ...

Robert Wenzel

March 09, 1935 - - May 21, 2018

Robert Lawrence Wenzel, 83, of Tucson, passed away on May 21, 2018 at his home. He was born on March 9, 1935 to Richard and Irene (Milliman) Wenzel in Sturgis, MI. He spent the first half of his life in MI, working as a superintendent at George A Odien Underground Construction. He moved to Tucson in 1978 and continued in the construction field with Bruce Greer and NAC ...

Frank McClure

November 30, 1930 - - May 04, 2018

MCCLURE, Frank of Tucson, Arizona, passed away on May 4, 2018 at the age of 87. Frank was born in 1930 in Floris, Iowa. The son of a livestock dealer, he learned the art of negotiation at an early age. After graduating valedictorian from Bloomfield High School, where he met the love of his life, Mary Jo, he attended Northeast Missouri State Teachers College and served in the U. ...

Robert Bishop

September 25, 1932 - - April 17, 2018

BISHOP, Robert "Bob" Deen passed away April 17, 2018. He fought valiantly to the end, but ultimately could not fight anymore. Bob was born in Reeds Spring, Missouri on September 25, 1932, to Marjorie and Curtis Bishop. His family moved to Tucson when Bob was very young. After attending Tucson High School, Bob enlisted in the Navy. He proudly served in the Korean War and was hon ...

Rodney Hoskinson

November 06, 1946 - - April 14, 2018

HOSKINSON, Rodney Paul born November 6, 1946 in Independence, Kansas peacefully passed away on April 14, 2018. He is survived by his daughter, Stephanie; her husband, Scott and granddaughters, Madison and Mackenzie of Kalispell, MT; son, Lawrence Paul of Tucson; friend, Tammy Hoskinson of Tucson; siblings, Marvin, Michael, Andrea, Vernon and Timothy, and numerous nieces and nep ...

Charles Pepe

May 15, 1928 - - April 13, 2018

PEPE, Charles ("Charlie") Richard passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018 with children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren nearby, in Tucson, Arizona at the age of 89, only a few weeks shy of his 90th birthday. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Joan Francis Pepe, of Tucson, Arizona. He is preceded in death by his brother, Sidney Boucher Pepe; nephew, Michael Pepe; his m ...

Donald Skowronski

July 06, 1934 - - April 12, 2018

SKOWRONSKI, Donald L. 83, of Oro Valley, passed away on April 12, 2018, surrounded by his wife, Beverly, of 58 years and his beloved children. He was born in La Salle, IL, on July 6, 1934 to Steve and Mary Skowronski. Donald was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great- grandfather. His grandchildren were the light of his life. He served in the Air Force from February 1 ...

Wayne Peterson

December 14, 1933 - - April 08, 2018

Wayne Herbert Peterson, 84, of tucson, passed away on April 08 , 2018 at tucson, az. Wayne is survived by his loving spouse Renee of 62 years; daughters Lynne, Susan, son Andrew & daughter in law Jaculin . He was prededed in dearh by son Michael. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 19th at 10:30am at the St. Thomas the Apostle, Tucson, AZ

John Maier

March 28, 2018

MAIER, John Allen 71, passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. He is survived by his daughter, Kristen White (Chris); grandsons, Elijah and Everett White; his sister, Virginia "Ginny" Garner and nephews, Curt Garner (Chelsea) and Travis Garner. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mary and John Maier and his son, Christopher Maier. A native Tucsonan, John graduated from Tuc ...

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