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CASTIGLIA Jr., PETER  
PETER CASTIGLIA JR. Peter Paul Castiglia Jr., 70, of Estero, Fla., passed away Monday, June 29, 2015. Formerly of Las Vegas and Bradenton, Fla., he was a Estero resident for the last two years. He was born Dec. 3, 1944, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served as a military policeman with the 410th Combat Defense Squadron, Strategic Air Command, at KI Sawyer AFB Michigan. Peter was an executive in the gaming industry in Las Vegas for 17 years and a business owner for 12 years with his wife, Barbara, before retiring to Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter Paul Castiglia Sr. and Gina (nee DiNardo); and by his grandparents, Louis and Josephine DiNardo and Giuseppe and Terase Castiglia. Mr. Castiglia is survived by his loving wife, of 25 years, Barbara Jean (nee Spotts); his children, Pamela (Samuel) Wylie of Las Vegas, Frank (Misty) Castiglia of Maryville, Tenn., Jennifer (Michael) Martinez of Las Vegas, and Michael Castiglia of Las Vegas; his brother and sisters, Diane (Walter) Henry of Bakersfield, Calif., Linda (Greg) Geiselhart of Hyde Park, N.Y., Debra Vespa of Wingdale, N.Y., Gina Piccolo of Baltimore, Md., and Brett Piccolo of Atlanta; eight cherished grandchildren; and his beloved pets, Marco and Vinny. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 4, at Our Lady of Light Catholic Church, 19680 Cypress View Drive, Ft. Myers, FL 33967. Military honors will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
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FRANCISH, JACQUELINE  
JACQUELINE FRANCISH Jacqueline J. Francish, 79, of Las Vegas, passed away June 28, 2015, after a 15-year battle with cancer. She was born Sept. 27, 1935, in Chicago. She is survived by her brother, Dennis R. (Barbara) Francish; and nephew, Thomas A. Francish. Services were held Wednesday, July 1, at St. Viator Catholic Church, 2461 E. Flamingo Road. Honorable pall bearers were her loving Sisters of the Holy Family Associates, Claudia Trujullo, Jackie Lewis, Elena Murphy, Al Schroeder, Lin Mando, Nancy Symanski and Bonita Ross. Entombment will be at the Gate of Heaven Mausoleum in Albuquerque, N.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of the Holy Family, 159 Washington Blvd., Fremont, CA 94539.
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HENNESSY, KELLY  
KELLY HENNESSY Kelly Allyn Hennessy, 52, of Little Rock, Ark., passed away June 26, 2015. She was born June 25, 1963, in Goshen, N.Y., and was a nurse in a Veterans Administration hospital. Kelly is survived by her son, Dylan Mistrille; daughters, Savannah and Scarlett Clements; mother, Ruth Ann Robinson; father and stepmom, James "Rod" and Sharel Hennessy; sisters, Robyn Hennessy and Deborah Case; and brother, Christopher Case. Services are pending in Little Rock. Donations may be made to St. Judes Children's Hospital.
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HOGANS, BEVERLY  
BEVERLY HOGANS Beverly Ann Hogans, 80, of Las Vegas, passed away June 20, 2015. Services will be private.
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DEVER, ROBERT  
ROBERT DEVER Robert Glenn Dever, 69, of Las Vegas died June 27, 2015. He served in the U.S.A.F. and was bar owner/operator. Visitation 4-7 p.m. Sunday, July 5, at Davis Funeral Home, 6200 S. Eastern Ave. Services at 1:20 p.m. Monday, July 6, at SNVMC, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City.
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GILES II, HOWARD  
HOWARD GILES II Howard Roden Giles II fell asleep in Christ June 28, 2015. He was born June 24, 1942, to Howard Roden Giles Sr. and Miriam Elizabeth Giles, in Niagara Falls, N.Y. At age 12, Howard was awarded the Carnegie Medal for Heroism by rescuing a boy from falling while at a summer camp on Mt. Charleston. He was drafted in 1964 and served in the Vietnam War with the First Calvary. He found true-love in North Las Vegas, marrying Karen Rae Giles (nee Cowen) in 1968. He truly loved, served and gave sacrificially to his wife, Karen; his son, Howard III; daughter-in-law, Erin; and his five grandchildren, Mary, Howard, Harry, John and Judith. "May light-perpetual shine upon him and may he rest in peace." Services will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, July 3, at Jesus the Good Shepherd Anglican Church, 175 Cassia Way, Henderson, NV 89014. In lieu of flowers, donations to Jesus the Good Shepherd Anglican Church or Nathan Adelson Hospice would be appreciated.
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OGLESBEE, NELL  
NELL OGLESBEE Nell Jo Oglesbee passed peacefully June 24, 2015, in her home. She was born Jan. 7, 1935, in Alabama. She grew up in Yuma, Ariz., and resided in Las Vegas since 1974. She retired from Nevada Power Company after 30 years of service. Nell is survived by four, Orr children, Penny, Alison, Robert and Mark; and four, Orr grandchildren, Andrew, Katelyn, Kristen and Sarah. Special thanks to caregivers, Tanisha, CNA and Kristin, RN of Nathan Adelson Hospice and Tammy Raphael, CNA for the excellent nursing care they provided for Nell during her journey. No services are scheduled.
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SALE, PEARL  
PEARL SALE Pearl M. (nee Chung) Sale, of Las Vegas, passed to God, Friday, June 19, 2015, while at home with her family in Las Vegas. Born May 14, 1950, in Honolulu, she was the daughter of Lily K. and Jonah P. Chung of Waipahu, Hawaii. Living in Las Vegas since 1995, Pearl worked as a cocktail waitress at The California Hotel and Arizona Charlie's casinos. She always had a smile on her face and spread the Aloha spirit. We too will, "Love you long time." Pearl was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Wesley and Richard Chung; and sister, Carol Kanamu (nee Chung), all of Hawaii. She is survived by brothers, J. Pua., Sam A. and Gene K.H. Chung; two sons, Jason I. Sale (Ruby) and Dallas B. Newton; and one grandson, Russell K. Sale, all of Las Vegas; as well as many beloved family members, friends and co-workers. Visitation will be at noon Friday, July 3, with services following at 1 p.m., both at Bunker's Mortuary, 925 N. Las Vegas Blvd.
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WHITLEY, JEFFREY  
JEFFREY WHITLEY Jeffrey Whitley, 51, of North Las Vegas, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015, at Valley Hospital, due to complications from diabetes. Jeff was born Oct. 7, 1963, to Noma (nee Green) and Wade Whitley (both deceased), in Copperhill, Tenn. His memory is survived by his wife, Nicole; siblings, Wendell, Frances and David, all of the north Georgia area; in-laws, Craig and Char Falkner of North Las Vegas, and Eric and Megan Falkner of Aldie, Va.; and six nephews and nieces. Jeff also leaves behind his closest friend, Sundi Lawrence of Gainesville, Ga.; and his beloved dog, George. In honor of his generous spirit and caring heart for animals, the family asks that donations be made to your local SPCA in Jeff's memory. We know that many of our furry friends, like Otis, Rebel and Sugar, were happily waiting for him at the Rainbow Bridge. Jeff's celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 4, at Advent United Methodist Church, 3460 N. Rancho Drive, Las Vegas.
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BENASSI, WANDA  
WANDA BENASSI Wanda Marie (nee Wiley) Benassi, of Las Vegas, lost her two-year battle with cancer Saturday, June 27, 2015. She was born Feb. 6, 1948, in Warren, Ohio, was a resident of Las Vegas for over 50 years and worked in the service industry for over 40 years. A captain of a pool league for many years, she still loved to run the table on anyone willing to take the loss. Also a lover of trivia, it often took a team banding together to beat her at Trivial Pursuit. In recent years, she loved to fill her days with cooking, gardening, crossword puzzles and being loved on by, and loving back on, her three grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Erin Fisher of Las Vegas, Brooke Rivard of Wyoming, Mich., and Joshua (Kelly) Rivard of Las Vegas; siblings, Ellyn Aaron, Carole Cullins, Mark (Patty) Tyler and Lisa (Jeff) Ames; and three very cherished grandchildren, Kristopher, Devon and Alyssa Rivard. A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 5, 2015. For more information, e-mail brookedrivard@gmail.com.
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