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Goodyear teenager Robert ‘Bobski’
Lelakowski Robert “Bobski” Lelakowski, 70, of
Buckeye died April 23, 2012, in Goodyear after a year-long battle with Burkett’s lymphoma. Mr. Lelakowski
Fabius Central School and lived in Pompey, N.Y., until moving to Arizona in 1971. He was a master auto
Benita V. Mora Benita V. Mora, 74, of Goodyear died April 18, 2012, in Goodyear.
born Aug. 8, 1937, in Texas.
Mrs. Mora was
was born Nov. 5, 1941, in Syracuse, N.Y., to Ted and Mary.
mechanic, specializing in Chrysler products for 40 years. He is survived by his life partner, Sharon Delcioppo; one daughter, Julie McCarty; three sons, Rob, Larry and Tim; one brother, Ted Jr.; and four grandchildren.
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Julia Margaret Gorham, 92, of Buckeye, died peacefully in
Goodyear, Arizona on T ursday, April 19, 2012. She was born October 2, 1919 in Denholm, PA, a daughter of the late John Andrew Fisher and Isa Dora Renninger.
Julia was a long time resident of Gar- rettsville, Ohio and moved to Buckeye 2 years ago to live with her daughter. Julia enjoyed traveling, bingo, playing cards, watching Jeopardy, and eating her jelly beans.
She is survived by her daughters Isadora (Don) Gray of Stow, Ohio, and Patricia (Joe) Hantzsche of Buckeye, Arizona, and son Alvin (Cathy) Gorham of Ravenna, Ohio, and 14 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her daughters Maryann Wilson (Larry) and Judy Gorham, her son Charles W. Somosko Jr. (Helen), her brothers Cloyd Renninger and Ralph Fisher, fi rst husband Charles W. Somosko Sr. and her second husband of 51 years, Alvin T. Gorham.
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REV CARL D. TIMPSON, 66, claimed his Heavenly reward Friday, April 13, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. Preceded in death by his father Norman Timpson and fi rst wife, Doris Fallon Timpson. Carl is survived by his wife, Loraine, her daughter Jennifer Giles and his three “boys”, Michelle Timpson, Sandra Roberts (Dale) and Beth Timpson Schleeper (Gary). He is also survived by his mother, Florence Timpson, brother Frank Timpson (Ruth), and sisters Norma Winslow (Donald) and Joyce Schauer. Carl was blessed with 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Carl was ordained in the Wesleyan Church in June of 1970. He spent his life doing God’s work in churches throughout upstate New York, Vermont and Arizona. Most recently he served as senior pastor at New Beginnings Church of the Nazarene in central Phoenix, a Native American work.
Carl also held the position of treasurer on the board of Emmanuel Trinity Methodist Corporation. He owned two successful businesses, Timpson Tax Service, which he owned and operated as well as T & T Consulting as senior partner with his daughter Beth.
Rev. Timpson enjoyed golf, reading, wood-working and music. Above all else, he was passionate in his journey serving the Lord, and the love for his family. He enjoyed the companionship of people, he knew no strangers because of his friendliness and kind spirit.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 1pm at Sun City Church of the Nazarene, 14636 N. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City, AZ 85351. In lieu of fl owers, please make donations to El Zaribah Temple Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 602-231-0188
at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 13720 W. Thomas Road in Avondale. Donations can be sent to the Leukemia
She is survived by her husband, Gilberto; two sons, Adolfo Gonzales and Gilberto Jr.; three daughters, Thelma Luedeman, Norma Armas and Nora Carranza; 19 grandchildren; and 14 great- grandchildren.
sweeps singing contest Tolleson resident takes 2nd place at Chicks with Picks event
by Rich Ott assistant editor
week. Benita Mora Services were held Wednesday. A Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today
Jose Dolores Nieto Jose Dolores Nieto, 85, of Tonopah died April 19, 2012, at his home. Mr. Nieto was born Feb. 22, 1927, in El Paso, Texas. He served in the
Army. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene M. He is survived by three daughters, Theresa, Alicia and Claudia; five sons, Rodolfo, Jose Luis, Ricardo, Javier and Jose G.; five
Carly Paige had a pretty spectacular
First, the 15-year-old freshman at Millennium High School in Goodyear won the school’s talent show April 18, which propelled her in front of the entire student body April 19, where she performed her original song, “Worthless,” at two pep assemblies. “That was super cool,” Carly said.
“They pulled out their cell phones and used them as lighters.” She then backed local success with state success, winning the 2012 Chickstock Singing Contest April 22 in Cave Creek against 10 other female singers from across Arizona.
At the Chicks with Picks event, she not only took first place in performance, she also won the original song category, sweeping the finale.
sisters; four brothers; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
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Services were held Monday at St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Buckeye, with military honors.
This obituary is being rerun to include information left out by the funeral home.
Both victories netted her a total of $1,500, along with eight hours of recording time at a Phoenix studio, a future paid gig at Harold’s Corral, 6895 E. Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek, and a spot in the Chickstock Music Festival 2012, an all-day event set for 1 p.m. Saturday at Harold’s. The headliner for the fifth annual Chicks with Picks festival is Grammy Award winner Lucinda Williams. Carly will hit the stage for around 25 minutes at about 2:50 p.m. At the festival, Carly will sing her
two original songs — “Worthless” and “Wonderful Wreck” — which were instrumental in nabbing first place as she
CARLY PAIGE, a 15-year-old freshman at Millennium High School, won the 2012 Chickstock Singing Contest April 22 in Cave Creek against 10 other female singers from across Arizona. She took not only first place in performance, but also won the original song category.
performed them throughout the Chicks with Picks Singing Contest, which had eight preliminary rounds and one semi- final before the April 22 finale. “I didn’t think I was going to win, all
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