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BARKIN, MARGARET  
MARGARET BARKIN Margaret "Peg" Barkin, 85, of Las Vegas, passed away Nov. 19, 2014. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, with services following, both at Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave.
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CARTER, THOMAS  
THOMAS CARTER Thomas James "TJ" Carter, of Las Vegas, passed peacefully away Nov. 18, 2014. He was born April 1, 1950 in Richmond, Calif., where he joined sisters, Patsy and Dawn. He also had two brothers, Billy and Mark. The family moved to Lebanon, Ore. in 1952. He graduated from Lebanon Union High School in 1968. He was called the last "Super Athlete" to graduate from LUHS, according to his coaches at the time. He was a basketball starter for two years and one of the best baseball prospects ever to play at Lebanon. His honors at Lebanon included First Team All -State in Baseball and Football. He attended Linfield College on a baseball and football scholarship. At Linfield, he was awarded both football and baseball "Rookie of the Year" award. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1970 and was stationed out of San Diego. While in the U.S. Navy, he played football with the All-Navy West Coast team as safety and starting offensive halfback. He also played on the West Coast All-Navy baseball team. He won 10 trophies in the National Tournament as the top base stealer. His team, the Dolphins, won the All Navy and all Service Pacific Coast title. Several team members of the Dolphins stayed in San Diego after their enlistment ended and migrated to Las Vegas in the 1970's. Once in Las Vegas, he worked in many positions in the liquor and gaming industries, including management at the Longhorn Casino and Chubby's Pub. He retired after the closing of the Triple Play Lounge, where he made many friends as he did everywhere he went throughout his lively and fun-filled life. Thomas "TJ" Carter will always be remembered for his generous outgoing personality and his love of life. He was a great friend to us all. He will be missed. No services are scheduled.
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FURLAN, SYLVIA  
SYLVIA FURLAN Sylvia Ann Furlan, 82, of Las Vegas, passed away Nov. 21, 2014. She was born April 7, 1932, in West Frankfort, Ill. She was a life-long resident of Las Vegas and worked at the Riviera Hotel as a showroom waitress for 25 years. Sylvia gave of herself and never asked for anything in return. She was a sports mom who supported her children with everything they did. She loved her family deeply and cherished her friendships. Sylvia loved reading, history, soap operas, movies and music. She is survived by her daughter, Tina Raymond (Mike); son, Nick "Bink" Furlan (Brandi); six grandchildren, who lovingly called her "Noni," Taylor, Haley, Madison and Kennedy Raymond, Stephanie and Garrett Furlan; and many nieces and nephews that she adored. A family service is pending for the spring, her favorite season, in West Frankfort. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Judes Research Hospital in the memory of Sylvia Furlan.
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Graci, Joanne Elizabeth  
JOANNE GRACI "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal." Joanne Elizabeth Graci, 67, of Henderson, formally of Buffalo, N.Y., passed away peacefully Nov. 17, 2014, at home, after a battle with cancer. Joanne was a loving and caring mother and grandmother. She is survived by her daughter, Melissa (Kevin) Shaw; and her son, Jason (Amber) Insera; her six grandchildren, Kathleen, Marissa, Jakob, Anthony, Tyler and Max; her great-grandson, Xavier; along with countless other family and friends whom were blessed to know her. Joanne touched the lives of many people and will be deeply missed. No services are scheduled. "When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure."
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ORTEGA, JANNIE A.  
In Loving Memory of Jannie A. Ortega Nov. 25, 1935 ~ Jan. 1, 2014 Happy Birthday – We Miss You The Angels came for you… You are missed each and every day by your loving family. We were all truly blessed to have you as the most special wife, mother, grandma, nana and great-grandma. There is great comfort in knowing you are at peace with our good Lord in His Heavenly Kingdom… ~Forever, Your husband, Tony Your sons, Danny and Randy Your daughter, Sandy, and Your sisters, Mary, Stella & Claudia
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Sherer, Heath Cole  
HEATH SHERER Heath Cole Sherer, 28, passed away Nov. 19, 2014, at his home, in Las Vegas. He was born Sept. 16, 1986, in Harare, Zimbabwe. Heath is a veteran of the Iraq War, where he earned several medals, including the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star. He served heroically with the Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 58th Infantry Regiment. Heath was an avid hunter and fisherman, who enjoyed being in the outdoors. He was passionate about cars, from working on them to enjoying classic car shows. He was an accomplished guitar player and a lifelong fan of University of Alabama football. Heath loved nothing more than spending time with his family. Heath was a sensitive and thoughtful man who always thought of others first. He was a very beloved son and brother. Anyone fortunate to have known Heath is richer in spirit. Heath was preceded in death by his grandfather, George Dyer and his uncle James Sherer. Heath is survived by his parents, Donald and Linda Sherer; his brother, Blake Sherer; and his grandparents, Cecil Wise and Billie Sue Sherer and Doris Dyer. Services will be at noon Monday, Dec. 1, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Disabled American Veterans charity.
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WEST, ROSEMARY  
ROSEMARY WEST Rosemary Jean West passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at her home in Las Vegas. She was born July 6, 1956, to John and Evelyn Wenzel, in Duluth, Minn. Rosemary was a 24-year resident of Las Vegas who was intensely committed to southern Nevada throughout her professional and personal life in the valley. Her professional career in Las Vegas began as an agent for Nevada Cooperative Extension. She spent her remaining years in various leadership roles at United Way of Southern Nevada, The Nevada Cancer Institute, and finally the College of Southern Nevada. Her many friends and colleagues are welcome to celebrate Rosemary's life with her family at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, at the Horn Theater at the Cheyenne Campus of the College of Southern Nevada, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., North Las Vegas, NV 89030.
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CORDERMAN, DOROTHY  
DOROTHY CORDERMAN Dorothy Jane Corderman, age 81, passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Henderson. The cause was related to complications of Lewy Body Dementia. Born June 28, 1933, in San Bernardino, Calif., she was the valedictorian of her high school class and later worked in civil service and for Lockheed-Martin, before retiring to Las Vegas. Dorothy was a member of the Lutheran church. She was also an avid bowler, accomplished scrabble player and a relentless "Words with Friends" opponent. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Leroy and Edna Scott; brother, Thomas; and sisters, Helen and Geraldine. She is survived by her husband, of 63 years, Robert Corderman; children, R.F. Corderman of Bedford, Iowa, Jeffrey Corderman of Petaluma, Calif., Cynthia Corderman of Henderson, and Brenda Corderman of Chino Hills, Calif.; and grandchildren, Stephanie, Kyle, Dustin, Kristen, Lisa, Bill and Tracee. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 5, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City, NV 89005. Celebration of life service will be at noon Saturday, Dec. 6, at Black Mountain Golf Club, 500 Greenway Road, Henderson, NV 89015. Relatives and friends are welcome. Memorial donations may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road, S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047.
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Aden, Carlota  
CARLOTA ADEN Carlota Aden, 75, of Las Vegas, passed peacefully Nov. 9, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was an amazing, loving wife, mother, sibling and friend. Carlota was born in Jordan Valley, Ore., and graduated from Othello High School, Wash. Soon after graduation, she married and dedicated her early life to raising her family while traveling around the country as a military wife. She moved to Las Vegas in 1976 where, once her kids were in school full time, she developed a successful career in retail buying, working for Sam's Town, MGM Grand and a lengthy stint with Circus Circus properties in both Las Vegas and Laughlin. She married the love of her life and jitterbug partner, Don Aden, in 1990. Upon her retirement, she enjoyed playing bridge several times a week, spending time with her family and attending sports and school functions with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Aden. She is survived by her children, Donna Palladino, Lynn Purdue and Christopher Palladino of Las Vegas, and Robert (Diane) Palladino of Missouri; eight grandchildren; and siblings, Gloria (Gary) Kanenwisher, John (Carol) Lotz, Eldon (Dorena) Metzer and Jessica (Bob) Jahns. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Memory Gardens Cemetery, 7521 W. Lone Mountain Road. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada, www.candlelightersnv.org
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ADLER, JUDITH  
JUDITH ADLER Judith "Judy" Adler (nee Frieman), 83, passed away Nov. 20, 2014, at Mountain View Hospital in Las Vegas. Judy was born in Jersey City, N.J., to Kate and Harry Frieman. She attended New York University and Seton Hall receiving a BA in psychology and an MA in counseling. She obtained a teaching certificate and taught elementary school for over 25 years in Rockland County, N.Y. Judy met the love of her life and partner, for 60 years, Win Adler, on a blind date and they were married August 1954. They traveled all over the world and lived life to the fullest. Judy lived in Orangeburg, N.Y., and River Vale, N.J., before moving to Las Vegas in 2002. She was an active member of Temple Beth Emet Temple in Summerlin and was a member of the Las Vegas Host Lion's Club. Over the years, she engaged in many charitable functions and donated to many causes. She will be missed greatly by the many lives she touched. Judy was preceded in death by her daughter, Randi Adler; and brother, Dr. Edwin Frieman. She is survived by her loving husband, Dr. Win Adler; and her daughters, Dr. Fran Adler and Dori Zingmond, and their spouses, Marty Berkowitz and Alan Zingmond. She leaves behind her treasured grandchildren, Adam Lagno, Cooper Zingmond and Robyn Hooton and her husband, Matt; her latest joy, her great-grandson, Jackson; and her sister, Cheryl Gunsher, and her husband, Meir. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at Kraft Sussman Funeral Services, 3975 S. Durango Drive, #104. Burial following at Bunker's Memory Gardens Cemetery, 7251 W. Lone Mountain Road. Shiva will be at the Adler home through Tuesday evening, Nov. 25. Memorial donations may be sent to Temple Beth Emet, P.O. Box 371325, Las Vegas, NV 89137-1325 and Las Vegas Host Lion's Club, c/o Las Vegas Country Club, 3000 Joe W. Brown Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89109.
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