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CARNEVALE Sr., JAMES  
JAMES CARNEVALE SR. James J. Carnevale Sr., age 91, passed away peacefully June 22, 2015. He was born Feb. 9, 1924, in Williamsport, Pa., to Achille and Lucy Carnevale, and was a 26-year resident of Las Vegas. After graduating high school in 1942, he went in to the Coast Guard and served during World War II. During that time, he met Ruth Cantor, whom he married in 1944. They were married almost 69 years when Ruth passed away July 15, 2013. Jim had a long and successful career with Stanley Vidmar in Pennsylvania and then in California and maintained numerous friendships for many years beyond his retirement. Jim and Ruth had three children, Jim Jr. of Los Angeles (deceased 2012), Roxanne and Karen, both longtime resident of Las Vegas. Jim enjoyed traveling with Ruth in their RV, gardening and he never found anything he could not fix for himself, his family or his neighbors. Jim Sr. and Ruth will be inurned at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City.
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HINUEBER, MARY  
MARY HINUEBER Mary Rita Hinueber, 89, formerly of Rock Falls, Ill., passed away Aug. 23, 2015, at Summerlin Hospital, following a short illness. Mrs. Hinueber was a retired fifth grade teacher and a former member of the Rock Falls Public Library District Board. She loved crossword puzzles, listening to "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" on KNPR and watching the birds out her back window. She hated squirrels. She graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign, and also attended Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa. She was previously a faculty member at Blackburn College, Carlinville, Ill., where she met her husband, Gustave C. Hinueber Jr. He preceded her in death in 2009. She is survived by her children, Mark (Maureen) of Las Vegas, Matthew (Lori) of Grand Rapids, Mich., Elizabeth (Bill) Byrnes of Tinley Park, Ill., Margaret (Bruce) Dicks of Nashville, Tenn., and Peter (Carrie) of Carrollton, Texas; and seven grandchildren, Melinda Hinueber, Erin and Shannon Byrnes, Thomas Hinueber, Emily and Michelle Dicks, and Jeannette Hinueber. Services will be in Illinois. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Rock Falls Public Library.
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JOHNSON, FREDRIC E.  
Col. Fredric E. Johnson U.S. Army, Retired Col. Fredric E. Johnson, 96, of Las Vegas, passed away Aug. 8, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Oct. 12, 1918, in Chicago, Ill., to Roy and Catharine Johnson. He attended Lake View High School, where he was Captain of the ROTC. He joined the Illinois National Guard in 1938 and mustered into the U.S. Army in September 1941, attending O.C.S. at Ft. Lee, Va. With the outbreak of World War II, he was appointed the Commander of the 3937th Gasoline Supply Company. After D-Day, his Company was in support of the 1st, 9th, and 3rd Armies. During the Battle of the Bulge, they saved a fuel depot near Liege, Belgium, after it was hit by V-1 "Buzz Bombs," needing help to fight the fires, he commandeered German POW's. For this action, he was awarded the Bronze Star and was selected as Chief Operations Officer for petroleum for the 1st, 3rd, 9th, and 8th Tactical Air Corps. After the war, he married Margaret C. Ballinger of Nashville, Tenn. From 1947-1951, he was the first permanent petroleum instructor at the Quartermaster School, Fort Lee. During the Korean Conflict, he was sent to Taiwan as part of the Military Assistance Group to the Nationalist Government. He supervised petroleum facilities for the U.S. Military and the Nationalist Government. In 1955, he was sent to France, with his family, as Chief of Operations, U.S. NATO Pipelines Europe. His first project was the construction of the NATO pipeline through France and Germany. From 1960-1964, he was the Commanding Officer, U.S. Army Pipeline Alaska, B.C. and Yukon Territory. He managed a 626-mile pipeline for the U.S. and Canadian forces. In 1964, the Great Alaskan Earthquake struck and with his troops, they re-secured the pipeline for fuel for the SAC bases. For this action, he received the Military Legion of Merit. In 1965, at the Pentagon, he was responsible for a $60 million build-up in Vietnam. In Vietnam in 1967, he was Director of Petroleum, where he supported the distribution of two and one-half million barrels of fuel monthly for the Army, Navy and Air Force. His last tour was a Acting Commander of the Defense Fuel Supply Center. There he coordinated the procurement of petroleum, for all U.S. military and civilian agencies worldwide, with an annual budget of $1.5 billion. Retiring in 1972, he was a Civil Service employee for the Federal Energy Administration as a Director of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. He worked on the SPR from concept to completion. After 38 years of public service, he and his wife moved to Los Angeles. In 1995 they moved to Seattle. Margaret, his wife, of 63 years, passed away in 2009 and he moved to Las Vegas to live with his eldest son and family. He loved to cook and his travels gave him insight into foreign cuisines. He enjoyed having a good cigar, doing his crossword puzzles and listening to Glenn Miller. He touched the lives of all his family members with his generosity and counsel. He will be sorely missed, more than words can express, but his spirit covers all who will remember him. He is survived by his children, Fredric, Michael, Margaret Ann Pyle, Penny Andrew and Kelly Clair; grandchildren, Jenifer, Barbara, Ian, Cari and Emma; his great-grandchildren, Kayla F., Kayla B. and Ella P.; brother, Donald Johnson of Rockford, Ill.; and many nephews and nieces. Colonel Johnson and his wife, Margaret, will be interred in the Columbarium at Arlington National Cemetery.
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LAMAN, SUSAN  
SUSAN LAMAN Susan Laman passed away Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. She was born April 16, 1940, in Ogden, Utah, and was raised in Salt Lake City. Susan graduated from the University of Utah in 1963 with a bachelor's degree in food and nutrition. Susan was a member of the Alpha Phi Sorority and worked as a dietician at various hospitals in Las Vegas. Susan was a mother to Lori Ahlstrom, Kenneth Hardy, Linda Werner, Rick Laman, Bobby Laman Jr., Gina Jackson, David Laman, Patrick Laman, Paula Gorski, Vince Pompei and Steven Laman. Susan had 27 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. She was a very caring and loving person who always found ways to provide joy and happiness to those around her, especially with her cooking and craftwork. Susan was preceded in death by her husband, Robert F. Laman Sr.; mother, Maxine Hibbard; father, Forrest Hibbard; and sister, Lyda Kempner. Susan is also survived by her siblings, Jim Hibbard, Margaret Yaeger, Phyllis Bingham and Robert Hibbard. Viewing will be 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, with Rosary at 4:30 p.m., both at Palm Mortuary, 6701 N. Jones Blvd. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31, at Our Lady of Las Vegas Catholic Church, 3050 Alta Drive. Graveside dedication following at Palm Memorial Park-Northwest, 6701 N. Jones Blvd. Celebration of life will follow at the Desert Shores Community Clubhouse, 2500 Regatta Drive.
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PISANI, ROSEMARY  
ROSEMARY PISANI Rosemary (nee Mikulich) Pisani entered into eternal life surrounded by her children Aug. 22, 2015, following a valiant battle with metastatic cancer. Rosemary was born Jan 24, 1930, in Las Vegas, to Slava and Sam Mikulich, both original Croatian pioneers of the Valley and owners of the first Las Vegas Cafe on Fremont St. She attended Las Vegas Grammar School until the seventh grade. In 1947, she completed primary and secondary education at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, an all-girls boarding school run by the Dominican Sisters in La Canada, Calif.. Rosemary then attended Mount St. Mary's College, obtaining a bachelor of biological sciences degree. In 1950, she enrolled at the Jesuit University of San Francisco to obtain her teaching certificate. It was there that she met her "one and only," Louis "Lou" Pisani. They were married Aug. 8, 1952 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church and would later welcome four children. Rosemary loved to teach, first working at Sunrise Acres and St. Anne's Catholic School before starting her own family, followed by several years of teaching at Our Lady of Las Vegas Catholic School once her children were grown. Additionally, together with her siblings, a 13-year partnership was formed to own and operate the Ambassador Motel and the Ambassador East Best Western located on Fremont St. Previously, in 1953, her parents opened, operated and managed the Ambassador Motel. In 1959, Rosemary and her, husband, Lou, were one of the founding parish families of Our Lady of Las Vegas Catholic Church. She had a lifelong devotion to her faith and especially to Mother Mary. Rosemary was very active in her parish community as a member of the Altar Society, a Girl Scout leader and as a lifelong member of the Catholic Daughters of America. Rosemary was an avid gardener, swimmer and traveler. Some of her fondest memories were of her travels with family all over the United States, to Mexico, and to over 16 European countries. She was a talented hostess and loved to throw beautiful holiday and family celebrations. Most importantly, she was overall a woman devoted to faith and family, a loving and supportive mother and grandmother. Rosemary is survived by her husband, Lou; children, Veronica Morton (Charles), Lyndalou Bullard (Bryan), Juliana and Sam; 14 grandchildren, Rosemary, Charles, Patricia, Peter, Samantha, Liliana, Joseph, Petra, Blaise, Lauren, Louis, Caroline, Dominyck and Michael; and six great-grandchildren, Victoria, Philip, Luke, TJ, Audrey, and Ethan. Visitation will be 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, with Rosary following, both at Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Our Lady of Las Vegas Catholic Church, 3050 Alta Drive. The family asks that donations be made in Rosemary's name to the American Cancer Society.
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TAYLOR, MAVIS  
MAVIS TAYLOR Mavis L. Taylor, wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, at a local hospital. She was a successful and dedicated nurse who retired after 40 years of service. She is survived by her loving husband; her two devoted children; a granddaughter; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at Thomas and Jones Funeral Home, 310 Foremaster Lane, Las Vegas. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Great Commission Interdenominational Church, 3329 Coleman St, North Las Vegas, NV 89032. Burial following at Woodlawn Cemetery, 1500 Las Vegas Blvd. N., Las Vegas.
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WALLISER, PATRICIA  
PATRICIA WALLISER Patricia Jean Walliser, 90, of Las Vegas, passed away Aug. 16, 2015. Burial will be at the John Anderson Memorial Cemetery in Raccoon Township, Pa.
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ANTOS, Stephen  
STEVE ANTOS Stephen "Steve" Antos passed away Aug. 23, 2015, after a long bout with Alzheimer's Dementia, but the spirit, bravery and supreme talent of the man will long be remembered. Mr. Antos was born April 23, 1931, in Pontiac, Mich., where his parents, George and Helen Antos, operated the Sanitary Restaurant on Saginaw St. from the 1930's through the late 1960's. Steve and his older brother, Peter, along with boyhood friend, Kenny Davis, formed a trio singing group called, "Two Sharps and a Natural." The Trio enlisted into the U.S. Army, and served in Korea. Luis Tulianello, a new Army buddy, joined the boys and they became, "The Four Joes." After their military duties, the Four Joes continued performing all around the country, opening for many popular entertainer headliners of that era. With the onset of rock 'n roll, the group broke up by 1960 and Mr. Antos went on to work in sales at Thomas Furniture in Pontiac, and later at Detroit Biomedical Laboratories in Rochester Hills, Mich. He retired in 2010 and, in 2014, he left metro Detroit to live with his sons, Stephen and Michael, and his grandson, Josh, here in Las Vegas. Steve passed peacefully and comfortably with his entire, "Las Vegas Family" by his side. Mr. Antos was preceded in death by his brothers, James and Peter; and two wives, Nancee and Janice. He is survived by his children, Stephen and Michael; his grandchildren, Courtnee and Joshua; his daughter-in-law, Pamela Antos-Chester; his "adopted son," Antonio Beverly; and his sisters, Bessie Capsalis and Stella Antos-Romeos. Viewing will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at Donelson, Johns and Evans Funeral Home, 5391 Highland Road, Waterford Township, MI 48327. Services will be from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 30, at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 43816 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302. Burial will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in memory of Steve Antos to the Alzheimer's Association, Michigan Chapter, (800) 272-3900, Attn: Research Department.
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HARRIS, RUTH  
JANEEN HARRIS Washington, Utah- Ruth Janeen Wasden Harris, 86, peacefully passed away Aug. 24, 2015, from complications of kidney disease. She was born Oct. 27, 1928, in Logan, Utah, to Leonard Orville Wasden and Annie Pearl Berrett, where she spent a happy childhood filled with love, laughter and music. Her family moved to Idaho Falls, Idaho when she was a teenager and she performed in several musical groups. She met Donald Harris after he heard her playing the piano while attending Ricks College. They married soon after in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple Dec. 20, 1946. Eventually, they made their home in Idaho Falls and Shelley, Idaho, and continued to raise a growing family of five children. In 1967, the family moved to Newport Beach, Calif., where they were all involved in a new family retail business which eventually took them to Las Vegas. Don and Janeen's retirement years were spent living in Virgin and then Washington, Utah. Janeen's life was defined by her love of family, friends and music. She was happiest surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who all adored her. She was an accomplished pianist and had a beautiful singing voice. She accompanied her husband, Don's singing throughout their married life. She sang with many choirs including the Bluth Chorale, Heritage Choir, and Makin' Harmony. Needlework was one of her favorite pastimes and she loved to travel. She and Don saw much of the world together. She was a selfless person who never complained, a true follower of Christ, showing unconditional love to all she knew. Janeen was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many teaching and leadership positions, family history consultant and ward organist. She and Don served an LDS mission in Nauvoo, Ill., during the rebuilding and dedication of the temple. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her brother, L. Berrett Wasden; and three great-grandchildren. Janeen is survived by her five children, Stephen (Laurie) of Washington, Utah, Randy (Ann) of Arroyo Grande, Calif., Richard (Karen) of Las Vegas, Peggy (Jim) Duncan of Washington, Utah, and Judy (Randy) Gelter of Kaysville, Utah; 29 grandchildren, including step grandchildren; 87 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Buena Vista LDS Stake Center, 860 North Fairway Drive, Washington, Utah. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Blvd., St. George, Utah. Visitation again 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Buena Vista Stake Center Chapel prior to services. Burial following at the Washington City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 288 W. St. George Blvd., St. George, UT 84770, (435) 673-4221. Please visit our website at www.metcalfmortuary.com for condolences.
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PLAUTZ, JOSEPH  
JOSEPH PLAUTZ M.D. Joseph Wheeler Plautz M.D., passed away Aug. 22, 2015, at his home in Henderson. He was born Aug.18, 1937, in Detroit, to Joseph and Dela Plautz. He graduated as valedictorian of Dearborn High School in 1955. He married his first wife in 1955 and, after receiving a bachelor's and medical degree from Wayne State University, he entered the U.S. Navy and served at Camp Pendleton, Calif., and Chelsea Naval Hospital in Boston, specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. He married Karen Lee Hinkle June 22, 1967, and they were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple Feb. 11, 1975. After military service, Joseph practiced medicine in Elkins, W.Va., and at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. With his wife, Karen, and their children, he moved to Henderson in 1981. He established Deseret Women's Care, his practice based out of St. Rose de Lima Hospital, serving the communities of Henderson, Boulder City, and Las Vegas. The thousands of babies he delivered will not remember the songs he sang in the delivery room, but their mothers will never forget. Joseph retired from his medical practice once in 2002, and traveled to New Zealand as a locum tenens physician. In 2004, he returned to Henderson to resume practicing medicine and was integral in the medical community until he permanently retired in February of this year. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many ward and stake callings, including bishop, first counselor in the stake presidency, stake mission president, gospel doctrine teacher and home teacher. Throughout all of his callings, his devotion to service was evident. He was never as happy as when he was surrounded by the youth of the church and community, and this dedication to children made him a marvelous father and grandfather. He is also survived by his brother, Dennis (Andrea) Plautz. He was preceded in death by his daughters, Marcia Montague and Kerry Jo Plautz; and his son, Douglas Plautz. Joseph is survived by his wife, Karen; children, Matthew (Charlene) Plautz, Robert (Kyomi) Plautz, Julie (Scott) Carper, Lynne (Jack) Barnhart-Jentzen, Hugh Bryant Plautz, Krista (Spencer) Schuenman, Regan (Jothan) Peterson, Paige Strafella, Alanson Plautz and Arley (Brandon) Downs; 31 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, with services following at noon, both at the LDS Water Street Chapel, located at 400 S. Water St. in Henderson. Burial will be at the Buckhannon Memorial Garden in Buckhannon, W.Va. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Children International at www.children.org or Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org
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