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ALBRECHT, FRED  
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 inducted 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 his 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 will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the UNLV Student Union Ballroom, reception to follow in the Richard Tam Alumni Center, both on the UNLV campus at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fred C Albrecht Scholarship Fund, UNLV Alumni Center, (702) 895-3621 or 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 1010, Las Vegas 89154-1010.
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COZZI, ANTHONY  
ANTHONY COZZI Anthony Carmen Cozzi passed peacefully Feb. 2, 2016, in the presence of his family. Born in Chicago, July 31, 1932, Anthony relocated to Las Vegas in 1986 with his wife, Helen, and daughter Juliana, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Florence; brother, Richard; and sister, Patricia. He is survived by his grandchildren, Alex Kosmach, Jeanette and Marcus Flory; great-grandson, Mason; his son-in-law, Bob; daughter-in-law, Tina; and brothers, Fred, Robert, James and John. A friend to all he knew, Tony is remembered for his trademark kindness, humor and generosity, even in times of struggle. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at Palm Mortuary, 800 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson.
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HEINZ, JEREMY "Jay"  
JEREMY HEINZ Jeremy Alan "Jay" Heinz, 37, passed away Feb. 1, 2016, with his family and friends by his side. He was born March 22, 1978, in Las Vegas. Jeremy spent all of his life in Las Vegas, except for his five years served in the U.S. Navy, 2003-2008. While serving in the Navy, Jeremy proudly served on the USS George W. Bush (CVN 77) aircraft carrier as an interior communications electrician. During his time in the Navy, he earned the Navy "E" Ribbon Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Sea Service Deployment Medal and the designation as the enlisted surface warfare specialist. Jeremy earned his associate's degree in electronics engineering technology at ITT Technical Institute and was working on his bachelor degree in project management at the time of his passing. Jeremy is survived by his parents, James and Diana Heinz; brother, Corey Heinz, his wife, Sharla, and their children, Nate, Grace, Abby; sister, Tami Barton-Bachman, her husband, TJ, and their children, Blake and Perry; his grandma, Miriam Hoagland; and many cousins, aunts, uncles, friends and shipmates from all over the world. One of his friends and shipmates summed up Jeremy, "Jeremy Heinz, you're one of the best persons I've worked with, served with and been friends with. You made all the people around you laugh even when they were at their lowest point, you brightened every dull moment at whatever expense it was to you. You had hidden talents that were always surprising to me. Your time here was short, but you made the best of it and you left an awesome impression on the people who came to know you in this life. You will be forever missed." Viewing will be 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, with services following from 11 a.m.-noon, both at Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd. Jeremy will be laid to rest at 9:20 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, in Boulder City.
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SCHLICHENMAYER, DARYL  
DARYL SCHLICHENMAYER Daryl B. Schlichenmayer, of Las Vegas, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. He was born Feb. 16, 1923, in Washburn, N.D., to Jacob and Paulene (Neuharth) Schlichenmayer. Daryl graduated from Washburn High School in 1940, and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, Dec. 8, 1941. He became a Navy Corpsman (medic) and was attached to the Fourth Marine Division. Daryl was involved in combat on Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima and received a Bronze Star for his valor on Iwo Jima. He was honorably discharged in October, 1945. He married Martha Schaan of Balta, N.D. Aug. 5, 1946, in Bismarck, N.D. Daryl was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Merle and Neil; and sister-in-law, Kathy. He is survived by his wife; his children, Lynn Gartland (Tim) of Florence, Colo., and Gary Myers of Las Vegas; grandson, Quinn Myers of Las Vegas; brother, Jerry Schlichenmayer of Lewistown, Mont.; sister-in-law, Marian Meyer of Bismarck; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services were previously held at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 1811 Pueblo Vista Drive, Las Vegas. Burial with military honors is pending at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City.
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ZAHN, KATHRYN ELIZABETH VON TOBEL  
IN MEMORIAM Happy Valentine's Day Kathryn Elizabeth Von Tobel Zahn Sunset Feb. 9, 1996 20 years now since you have been gone a minute, one hour, it's all be too long an incredible mother, extraordinary friend happy and thoughtful, right to the end. Your life personified the meaning of kind, my closest companion, perpetually on mind Sunrise the day you were born Your always loving you daughter, Loretta xxxooo
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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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MCGOVERN, FRANKLIN  
FRANKLIN MCGOVERN Franklin Joseph McGovern, 73, of Henderson, passed away Feb. 1, 2016. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a general supervisor. Services will be in Union Grove, Wis.
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MEDHUS, SIGURD  
SIGURD MEDHUS Sigurd Duane Medhus, 86, beloved father and husband, passed away Feb. 6, 2016, in Henderson. Born March 1, 1929, in Leeds, N.D., his family later moved to Portland, Ore., and he attended Grant High School, graduated in 1950 from Oregon State University with a B.S. in technology and business, and was active in Delta Upsilon Fraternity, ROTC and the Rally Squad. In 1949, he married his high school sweetheart, Dolores Estella Samuelson. After college, Sigurd was hired by General Electric. During his 26-year tenure, he was an accountant, auditor, financial analyst, treasurer, general manager, chief financial officer and director in New York and Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He joined Hoffman-LaRoche Inc. in 1976. He served as executive vice president, chief financial officer and Board member in New Jersey. In 1980, he was appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer for American Express. In 1983, he was chief finance officer and director for US Industries. In 1986, he served as chief financial officer for Olin Corporation, then took early retirement in 1989. His wife, Dolores, passed away in 1998. Sigurd was also a board member for the Lutheran Brotherhood, a fraternal benefit society. He was a highly respected family and businessman and a true gentleman who will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Williams-Medhus; his sister, Audrey Sorg; eight children; four stepchildren; 23 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at Green Valley Lutheran Church, 1799 Wigwam Parkway, Henderson, NV 89075. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Green Valley Lutheran Church.
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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 inducted 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 his 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) 895-3621 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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