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HASSELL, CAROLYN  
In Loving Memory of Carolyn Freeman Hassell Maya Angelou one said, "People will forget what you said, and people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Dear Carole, we will never forget how you made us feel.
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LEIS, ARTHUR  
ARTHUR LEIS Arthur George Leis, 71, a computer engineer, of Las Vegas, passed away April 22, 2015. Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday, April 30, at Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St. Graveside service following at Palm Memorial Park-Downtown.
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LEMING SR., BRIAN  
In Loving Memory of Brian "Buzz" Leming Sr. 1940 to 2015 Brian was born in Little Rock, Ark., on August 3, 1940, to Joseph and Sallie Leming, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Joe; and sister, Sue. Brian has one surviving sibling, his brother, Jerry. Brian was 5 years old his family moved to the Las Vegas Valley and, eventually, settling in Henderson. He graduated from Basic High School in 1958 and served our country for 3 years in the U.S. Navy. Afterwards, he met and married Barbara Shead and had 3 children, Teresa, Brian Jr. and Jodi. He remarried in 1987 to Karen O'Brien who had a daughter, Laurie. After the Navy and a brief stint with the Henderson Fire Department, in 1964, Brian answered an ad, "artist wanted!" for Western Sign and went to work helping to change the dull Las Vegas skyline into an amazing kaleidoscope of color and movement! His natural talents and eye for design has made him an icon in the "Golden Age of Neon" in Las Vegas. It is impossible to travel down the Las Vegas strip or Fremont Street without seeing his life's work. From April 1964 to February 2012, when he retired, he was instrumental in illuminating Las Vegas to the world! He is recognized for such accomplishments as: the Barbary Coast Casino, the Orleans, the Westward Ho, the California Hotel and countless others. When asked by his family which of his designs was his favorite, he choose his first, the Lawless Center, which is still standing in Las Vegas. Also among his favorites is the sign for the Orleans. Most notably his Hacienda Horse and Rider currently sits on Fremont Street as part of the Neon Museum, and this design was forever memorialized as it was chosen as part of the design for the Nevada stamp in the 50 stamp collection "Greetings from America" series from the U.S. Postal Service in 2001. In 1978, Brian and his partners left YESCO to form Sign Systems Incorporated, which eventually became Federal Heath Sign Company, where his son, Brian Jr. likes to proclaim, "Dad design 'em and I hang 'em!" The Neon Museum also became a passion for him and his wife, Karen. They went to numerous fundraisers and functions for the museum, helping that dream to come to its fruition. Many of his designs can be viewed at the museum. When Las Vegas celebrated its Centennial, Brian was asked to take part in some of the memorabilia forums to discuss growing up in Vegas in the 50's and his work in the shaping of Las Vegas. Always charming and funny, he brought us back to the "Good Ol' Days" when he and his friends would "do the doughnut" up and down Fremont Street in their youth. Brian had four real passions in his life: His work. He always had a bounce in his step and enjoyed his work thoroughly. His zest for life came through in his designs throughout his career. His family. A loving husband and father, he was also blessed with 7 grandchildren, Jesse, Brittany, Ariel, Ashleigh, Travis, Allen and Silvia. His music. From the band he played with in the 70's to the family gatherings where he would play his guitar and sing for his family and friends, he was a talented musician as well. His GOLF! Brian was an avid golfer and played as often as he could. Almost every weekend found him on the golf course with friends and family. Brian and Karen moved to Fort Smith, Ark. early in 2015. He passed away as a result of a long illness on April 19, 2015, at home, surrounded by his wife and two of his daughters. He was cremated under the direction of Lewis-Roberts Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith. A "Celebration of Life" memorial is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie Home, 1601 E. Washington, Las Vegas, NV 89101. The loss of this man will be felt long into the future. There will never be another like him, but you can rest assured that, in Heaven, he will never be late for his "Tee Time!"
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LEVITT, CARMEN  
CARMEN LEVITT 1929-2015 Carmen Alice Levitt, of Las Vegas, passed away April 16, 2015. She was born in 1929, to Rupert Leal and Carmen Quiroga, in Sancti Espiritu, Cuba, the youngest daughter of five children. She worked in Havana, Cuba, where she met her future husband, Billy Levitt, whom she married in 1952. They moved to Miami Beach and traveled extensively across the country with the Royal American Show. She had two sons in 1958 and 1959 and moved to a home in Miami soon thereafter. In 1968, the family moved to Las Vegas, where she lived enjoying the company of her family and friends and many adored cats until her passing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Levitt in 1996; and one sister, Maria Argelia Paine in 2001. She is survived by her two sons, Perry G. and William D., both of Las Vegas; two nephews; and one niece, all of the Cleveland area. A devoted wife and a dedicated loving mother, she will be truly missed and long remembered. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any animal shelter or organization.
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LI MARZI, FRANK  
FRANK LI MARZI Frank Anthony Li Marzi, Sr., 93, of Las Vegas, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015. He was born June 17, 1921, to Joseph and Mariantonia Li Marzi in Marzi, southern Italy. He immigrated to the United States in 1931. He was a veteran of World War II, Pacific Theater, and then served his country in civil service for 33 more years. He was preceded in death by brothers, Vincent, John, Steve and Peter; sister, Barbara; as well as by his wife, Marianne. He is survived by his sister, Teresa; sons, Frank and Barry; daughter, Anita; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services and burial will be at 1:20 p.m., Friday, May 1, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City. In lieu of flowers, donations be made to www.woundedwarriorproject.org "Rest in peace, Dad. You will remain in our hearts forever."
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MASSIELLO, ANNETTE  
ANNETTE MASSIELLO Annette Louise Massiello passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in her home, with her family by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Oct. 30, 1936, in Cleveland. Annette was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She is survived by her son, Anthony; daughter, Michele; son-in-law, Rich; grandson, Robby; and great-granddaughter, Isabella. Services will be private.
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MORTENSON, HARRY  
HARRY MORTENSON Harry Mortenson, long-time resident and icon of Las Vegas, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Born in Washington, D.C., Mr. Mortenson attended several colleges including Roanoke College, B.S. nuclear physics and mathematics; Duke University, M.S. nuclear physics and mathematics; and University of Virginia, PhD studies. Many awards and honors followed Harry to include Sigma Pi Sigma-National Physics Honor Society, and Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award. Mr. Mortenson became a senior physicist at the Savannah River Laboratory near Aiken, S.C., and later a supervisor with Babcock Wilcox, Atomic Energy Division in Lynchburg, Va. Upon learning about the nuclear rocket Man to Mars (Rover Project) getting underway, he moved his family to Las Vegas in February 1962, accepting a position as staff-member and section-leader for Los Alamos Scientific Laboratories. Despite the Rover Project's scientific success, the project was canceled in 1970. From 1970 to 1983, Mortenson owned and operated Interior Systems in the Boulevard and Westland Malls in Las Vegas; however, in 1983, longing to return to his scientific roots, he closed down his successful retail business and established Cygnus Scientific Consulting Services (nuclear, radiation and environmental consultations). Harry consistently volunteered his time and talents to help many causes. Due to his incredible successes on town advisory boards, Mr. Mortenson was asked to run for a seat in the Nevada State Legislature. Upon his election to assembly District 42 in 1996, Harry shut down his scientific consulting business to become a full-time legislator. He was continuously re-elected and served for 14 years until he was term limited in 2010. He served on the Taxation, Judiciary, Elections-Procedures-and-Ethics committees. Mr. Mortenson chaired both the Constitutional Amendments Committee and the High-Level Radioactive Waste, Interim Committee. Always a great supporter of the arts, Mr. Mortenson wrote and obtained grants for the Nevada Ballet Theatre while it was in its infancy. He served as a trustee for the NBT and was first vice president of the Las Vegas Performing Arts Center, Inc. After many long years, one of Mr. Mortenson's greatest legacies was realized in December 2014 with legislation passing through the U.S. Congress and the White House resulting in the creation of the Tule Springs National Monument. He was also instrumental in the creation of the Las Vegas Ice Age Park Foundation (State Park). Mortenson was Chairman, American Nuclear Society--Southern Nevada Section; on the UNLV College of Science Advisory Board; the Nellis Air Force Base-Citizens' Military Advisory Board; the McCarran International Airport-Technical Advisory Committee; and chairman of Clark County, Spring Valley, Town Advisory Board. Mr. Mortenson's memberships included: American Nuclear Society; Astronomical Society; Archaeo-Nevada Society; Nevada Archeological Assoc.; Nevada State Museum and Historical Society; University Library Society; and the Natural Science Scholarship Association. Mr. Mortenson's creative works include 14 scientific publications, several patent disclosures and a patent pending. He was preceded in death by his parents, Einar and Vera Mortenson; and older sister, Ingrid Mortenson. Left to carry on his memory and legacy are his best friend, and love of a lifetime, his wife, of 57 years, Helen Wood Mortenson; his son, Eric, and his wife, Jenny; daughter, Lisa Mortenson Hays, and her husband, Rusel; son, Kirk, and his wife, Terri; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A memorial and celebration of his life and accomplishments will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 9, in the Smith Center for the Performing Arts Grand Lobby. In lieu of flowers or for those who would like to make a philanthropic gift in Harry's honor, his family suggests donations to either the Nevada Ballet Theatre, the Smith Center for the Performing Arts or the Las Vegas Ice Age Park Foundation.
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PAGEL, JAMES  
JAMES PAGEL In loving memory of James Roger Pagel 1934-2015 We are sad to announce that James Roger Pagel, 81, left us on the morning of Saturday, April 4m 2015. Jim is survived by his loving wife and best friend, of 40 years, Beverly; his sisters, Pat and Mary; his children, Loretta, Linda and Mike; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Jim was born July 12, 1934, to Bill and Mary Pagel in Stevens Point, Wis. He grew up with his two sisters, Mary and Pat, in nearby Wausau. It was there that he grew to love spending time outdoors, hunting and fishing. Jim joined the U.S. Armed Forces when he was 17 and spent 15 years in the Navy, Air Force and Army. While stationed in Alaska, Jim learned to fly and obtained his private pilot's license. Living in Anchorage, Jim and his young family survived the Alaskan earthquake of 1964. The time he spent in Alaska, camping, sport fishing, hunting and flying as a bush pilot furthered his love of the outdoors, a love that remained with Jim for the rest of his life. In the 1970's, Jim began working in property development, sales and management. He met Beverly and they married in 1975. They lived and worked together in Minnesota, Texas, Washington, Hawaii, and Mexico and moved to Las Vegas in 1982. They were the perfect example of a truly loving couple. Jim always had a great sense of humour, was an elegant dresser, enjoyed gourmet meals and classical music and loved hosting and entertaining his friends and family in his Las Vegas home. He was generous to everyone he knew. Jim developed especially close relationships with his family, he was so proud of his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Jim's memory will always be with us, warming our hearts with his love. There will be a memorial service and celebration of his life at 10 a.m. Friday, May 29, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City, NV 89005.
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ROGERS, KENNETH  
KENNETH ROGERS Kenneth R. "Ken," "Kenny" Rogers, age 89, passed in his sleep April 19, 2015, at the VA Medical Center, in Long Beach, Calif. Kenny was a World War II U.S. Navy combat veteran, a Las Vegas resident for 20 years, and a charter member of the Nevada Chapter, Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) - Board member and participant in local, regional and national games. He was born Sept. 12, 1925, in Columbus, Ohio, and at 18, enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a "Plank-Owner" aboard the Battleship New Jersey in the Pacific in '43 to victory. He joined the re-known Holiday on Ice organization in 1951, during which he performed in many countries until 1962, highlighted by his performance in Moscow before Soviet Chairman Khrushchev in May 1959. Kenny survived a devastating avalanche 40 years ago while on ski patrol at Mammoth Mt., Calif., causing him to spend his remaining years in a wheelchair. Jane Kaiser, his sister, thanks the VA medical staff at both Las Vegas and Long Beach for the fantastic care provided to her dear brother. Memorial will be 2-4 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at 4668 Balsam St., Las Vegas. Kenny will be placed to rest in the White Chapel Cemetery, Kingston, Ohio. Donations to either the PVA or the US Figure Skating Association are appreciated in Kenny's memory.
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SCHAFFER, BARBARA  
BARBARA SCHAFFER Barbara J. Schaffer (nee Agnello), found peace April 21, 2015, at the age of 74. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy (Charles) Rosen and Leonard Agnello. Barbara is survived by her sons, Mark (Trisha) Schaffer and Andrew (Gloria) Schaffer; grandsons, Ryan Schaffer and Shaun Schaffer; and brothers, Leon Agnello and Jack (Marilyn) Rosen. She will be missed by lifelong friends, Susan and David Arief and Bernie and Bob Ehrhardt and the late Jean Oberlander, her son, Daniel (Yolanda) Oberlander, and their daughter, Danielle. Barbara will be dearly missed by Barbara and Jack Turner and Diana and Alan Turner. She was a cherished aunt, great-aunt and cousin to many. Private memorial services are pending in Milwaukee. Arrangements made by Informed Choice Funeral and Cremation Alternatives, 2247 S. 108th St, Milwaukee, WI 53227, (414)327-2500.
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