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Albrecht, Fredrick C.  
FRED ALBRECHT Fredrick C. Albrecht, 71, passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, after a long battle with cancer. Born April 10, 1944, in Youngstown, Ohio, Fred had a 38-year UNLV related career from 1970-2007. He began as an assistant basketball coach and later served as the head coach of the highest ranked UNLV men's tennis team, twice as an interim university director of athletics and as a vice president of UNLV from 1997 to 2007. In 1973, Fred founded and was credited for the creation of the Tam Alumni Center, where he served for decades as the director of alumni relations. In 2012, he was awarded the UNLV Presidents Medal and was indicted into the UNLV Athletic Hall of Fame. He remained active with UNLV even after his retirement, amongst other things, raising funds for the Jerry Tarkanian Memorial statue. Fred had an undergraduate degree from Kent State University, where he was inducted into the Kent State Basketball Hall of Fame. He also obtained master's degree in education from UNLV. He is survived by his wife, of 37 years, Connie; daughter, Michelle Castro; grandson, Andrew Castro; sister, Carol Pinney, her husband, Pat, and their daughter, Laura; sister-in-law, Dixie Morrissey; and brother-in-law, Manny Morrissey. A celebration of life is pending. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fred C Albrecht Scholarship Fund, UNLV Alumni Center, (702) 895-3620 or 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 1010, Las Vegas 89154-1010.
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Blanchard, Jim E. "Jimmy"  
JIMMY BLANCHARD Jim "Jimmy" E. Blanchard, age 57, passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, after battling cancer, at home with close friends and family present. He was born Feb. 9, 1958, in Las Vegas, where he was a lifelong resident. During his early years, Jim worked in the masonry trade for almost 30 years and later he became a member of Iron Workers Union #433 and Operating Engineers #501. He worked for the West Gate Hotel and Casino. Jimmy enjoyed riding his Harley soft tail, off-roading and riding the sand dunes. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Cherrial Champion and Eli Blanchard. Jim is survived by his daughter, Nicole Blanchard; and two grandchildren, Mi'Amore Tierra Marie Blanchard, Jayceon Kassius and Jim McKinney; as well as his sisters, Arta Lee and Barbara Sheldon. He is survived by his nieces, Marsha Lilla, Melissa Lee and Sara Balhan, of Las Vegas. Memorial services will be at noon Saturday, Feb. 27, at Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. N. "Ride in Peace Jimmy."
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BRADEN, BILL  
BILL BRADEN Bill Braden, 69, of Las Vegas, passed away peacefully Jan. 8, 2016. He served in the U.S. Army, in Germany, during the Vietnam War from September 1964 to September 1967 and worked for Boyd Gaming for 19 years. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; sisters, Ida Walcott and Amy Green; children, Bryan Braden, Juanita Braden, Michel Crump and Michael Crump. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City.
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BREESE, DONALD  
DONALD BREESE Donald Breese, 88, of Las Vegas, passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016. He was born Aug. 28, 1927, in Dearborn, Mich. Donald served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from the Sahara Hotel Security Department. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joanne. Donald is survived by two sons, Ken and David; stepsons, Robert Rotz Sr., (Joan) and David Rotz (Lisa); stepdaughter, Terri (Bill); grandchildren, Robert II, Crystl (Danny), Scott (Sandy), Wiley II, Doretha, Randy and Dwayne; great-grandchildren, Robert III, Dru, Brooke, Scott Jr., Shyanna, Rylee, and Sal. No services are scheduled.
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BROWN, JIM  
JIM BROWN James "Jim" Luther Brown, 76, of Las Vegas, passed away Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. Jim was born Sept. 13, 1939, in Oklahoma City. He attended Las Vegas High School and graduated from Sublette High School in Sublette, Kan. He served four years in the U.S. Navy as an aircraft mechanic. Jim moved to Las Vegas, in 1962, after marrying Freda Brungardt. He worked at the test site before starting his own company, Triple J Trenching, in 1982, where he was currently working as an estimator. Jim was a scout leader for Pack 180 and Troop 77 and he earned the Silver Beaver Award. He spent his spare time playing poker. Jim is survived by his sister, Catherine Clifford; his sons, Jimmy Brown and Johnny Brown; eleven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and five grand-dogs. Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at Faith Community Lutheran Church, 2700 S. Town Center Drive, Las Vegas. A private reception will follow. In lieu of flowers we ask for donations to Boy Scouts of America or your favorite charity.
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CARLIN, TERRENCE  
TERRANCE CARLIN Terrance James Carlin, 74, of Las Vegas, passed away Jan. 31, surrounded by family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; his daughters and sons-in-law, Marly and Nick Barainca, and Micka and Mark Sorani; grandchildren, Nicole, Maxwel, and MacKenzie Barainca, and Grace and Monte Sorani; brothers, Thomas and Jerry Carlin; and sister, Cheryl Haigh. There will be a celebration of Terry's noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at their home. All who knew him are welcome. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that gifts be made to the Monti Carlin Tettamanti Scholarship Endowment. Checks should be made payable to UNLV Foundation (please note name of scholarship on memo line) and mailed to UNLV Foundation. 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451006, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1006, or gifts may be made online: unlv.edu/foundation/give-online (click on Tribute/Memorial gifts).
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DAVIS SR., JAMES EDGAR  
In Loving Memory of James Edgar Davis Sr. Feb. 3, 2015 Missing You A year is passing since we lost you. There is no sight of you in your COWBOY BOOTS, COWBOY HAT and your SPARKLING BLUE EYES. What moves through us is a SILENCE, a quiet SADNESS, a LONGING for one more DAY. One more WORD, one more TOUCH, one more SMILE. Although you are gone, we will always be together, thinking and loving you. Your SPIRIT will always live on in each of us FOREVER LOVE YOU FOREVER, "All our lives wife," Carmen Sons, James Jr. and Doug, Daughters, Desiree and Lori Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren, and many friends and family
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DEMPSEY, GREGG  
GREGG DEMPSEY Gregg Dennis Dempsey, 60, of Las Vegas, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015. Gregg was born in Canton, Ohio, but spent much of his childhood in Cleveland, Miss. A graduate of Cleveland High School, Gregg was also a proud Eagle Scout, member of the Order of the Arrow, and exemplified their values throughout his inspiring life. Gregg graduated from the University of Mississippi "Ole' Miss," and spent the majority of his career at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a senior science advisor and radiation specialist. His work brought him all over the nation and globe, including a unique opportunity to tour Chernobyl in the 1990's. Gregg enjoyed many pastimes including traveling, genealogy, studying United States history, attending concerts, restoring antique cars, and exploring the countryside in his Corvette or on his Harley. Gregg accomplished much in this life but he will be most remembered for his generous spirit, which will be missed by all who knew him. He was predeceased by his best friend and beloved dog, Spike; and father, Jack Dempsey, in 2010. Gregg leaves behind his loving family including his mother, Marilyn Dempsey; brother, Keith Dempsey; niece, Madeleine Dempsey; loyal companions, Sydney and Shadow; and many dear friends from all around the globe. No services are scheduled. Donations may be made to a cause of one's choice or to the Delta Children's Home, PO Box 573, Kennett, MO 63857.
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DIMICK, LEROY  
LEROY DIMICK LeRoy "Orson" Dimick passed away Jan. 29, 2016, from kidney failure. He was born April 20, 1946. A life time resident of Bunkerville, LeRoy lived life to the fullest. Following his passion for the great outdoors, he searched and discovered many relics and artifacts. Of course, his favorite transportation was his four-wheeler. He is survived by his brother, Vernon H. Dimick; sisters-in-law, Nancy and Audrey Dimick; nieces, Mary, LeAnn and Mitzie; and nephews, Steven, Michael and Randy. Graveside memorial will be at noon Saturday, Feb. 6, in Bunkerville, conducted by Bishop Pollock.
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ELDREDGE, FLORENCE  
FLORENCE ELDREDGE Florence G. "Flo" Eldredge, 67, of Las Vegas, passed away peacefully Jan. 27, 2016, in her sleep. Flo was born March 1, 1948, in Los Angeles. She grew up and went to school in California before moving to Las Vegas in the late 70's. Flo worked as a waitress for the culinary industry for most her life. She enjoyed her family and friends, her pets, bowling, fishing and casinos. She was also actively involved in the Culinary Union 226 in Las Vegas. Flo is survived by her mom, Lillian; son, Shawn; daughter, Heather; sisters, Gerry, Arlene and Darlene; brothers, Allen, Stan, Gill, Niles, Dale, Leslie and Gary; grandkids, Tyler, Dillion, Deborah, Kylan, Derick and Miles; best friend, Sandy; her loving cat, Shelly; and other family and friends. Memorial service will be from 11 am.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at 1400 Teeline, Las Vegas, NV 89142, Sunrise Palms. Chaplin Grace Depass-Thompson of Family Home Hospice will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to her son, Shawn Collins, 8055 Palace Estate, Las Vegas, NV 89117. The family of Eldredge/Collins wishes to thank Sharon Walton, RN and Tyler Krause, MSW, LSW of Family Home Hospice for all the great care given.
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