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ALLENBACK, JOHN  
JOHN ALLENBACK John "Johnny" Allenback, 81, of Las Vegas, passed away suddenly May 16, 2015, at a local hospital. His young adult life activities included being a pitcher for a minor league affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, as well as a radio man during the Korean War for the U.S. Navy. After a long career in real estate in New Jersey, he joined Exxon Corporation, where he retired after 24 years as one of their top five salesmen in the nation. Since his "retirement," John had remained active by tuning pianos, operating a pool-cleaning business in Las Vegas, selling real estate in South Carolina, and serving as a security guard at Los Prados Golf Community. At the time of his death, he was the audio/visual technician at Desert Spring United Methodist Church in Summerlin. Johnny was always willing to go the "extra mile" to help others and had quite the sense of humor. He was preceded in death by his parents, Augustus and Anna Mae Allenback; and his sister, Catherine Eichfeld. He is survived by his wife, of 47 years, Betty; and his only child, Gayle. Per John's request, no services are scheduled.
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ASHBAUGH, MARLIN  
MARLIN ASHBAUGH Marlin Ashbaugh, a 60-year resident of Las Vegas, passed away May 1, 2015. Marlin was born in 1943, in North Platte, Neb., to Jennieve and Merlin Ashbaugh. He grew up in Las Vegas and graduated from Las Vegas High School in 1961. He worked at the Nevada Test Site for 34 years, retiring as the REECo Site maintenance supervisor in 1996. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; his sons, Andrew and Randal Ashbaugh and Jason Baker; his grandchildren, Randilynn Brewer, Kaela Stelzer, Austin and Shelby Ashbaugh, Branden and Vegas Baker; great-grandchildren, Hailee Stelzer, Dominic and Mason Brewer; sister, Beverly Warr; and nephew, Michael Pelas. Memorial will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 22, at Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. Reception will follow.
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AVILA, DAVID  
DAVID AVILA David Avila, 67, of Las Vegas, passed away May 13, 2015. He served in the U.S. Army. Private celebration of life will be Wednesday, May 20, in Fresno, Calif.
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BANOVA, GIANCARLO  
GIANCARLO BANOVA Giancarlo "John" Banova, 60, of Las Vegas, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015. He was born in Trieste, Italy in 1954. His parents immigrated to the United States in 1956, and he was a 42-year resident of Las Vegas. John was a master carpenter and co-owner of a construction company. He was an avid outdoorsman, certified diver and played many musical instruments. John lived his life with the utmost integrity. He was hard working and did everything to perfection. John will be dearly missed by his constant companion, his dog, Rosie. His generous and kind hearted nature will be deeply missed by all his friends and family. John was preceded in death by his father, Aldo Banova. He is survived by his mother, Maria; sisters, Elizabeth Magiunness (Tom) and Susanne Stevens; nieces, LtCol Angelina Maguinness (Col. Mark Cooter), Alanna Maguinness, and Ashley Stevens; nephews, Andy Maguinness (Anna) and Aaron Stevens. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, at Palm Northwest, 6701 N. Jones Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89131.
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BAYOT, GEORGE  
GEORGE BAYOT George Herranz Bayot, of Las Vegas, 84, a retired hospitality employee and actor, originally of Honolulu, passed away peacefully May 2, 2015, at home, surrounded by family, love and prayer. George was born Dec. 13, 1930, in Madrid, Spain, to Jesus-Maria Bayot and Consuelo Herranz. George is survived by his loving wife, of 49 years, Zenaida Pereyra Bayot; children, Puchichi, George Glenn and Maria (nee Bayot) Griffin; stepchildren, Joselito, Jocelyn and Josephine; son-in-law, John Griffin; grandchildren, Alex and Neil Griffin, and Jacqueline Walker Galletta, and many other grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2300 Sunridge Heights Parkway, Henderson.
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BLINK, JOHN  
JOHN BLINK John Martin Blink, of Las Vegas, passed away suddenly April 19, 2015. He was born Jan. 25, 1951, in Great Falls, Mont. John graduated from Basic High School and worked in the gaming industry for most of his career. He is survived by his beloved soulmate of 25 years, Suzie Chenin; his children, Saundra Ortega, Lea Archer (John), Anastasia Booth (Steve), Jason Chenin (Carissa) and Aimee Carlucci (Robert); brother, Jim Blink (Freida); niece, Meriko Borogove; nephew, David Blink (Nichola); eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A long-time resident of Las Vegas, he was loved by all who were lucky enough to know him. Services will be private.
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BOWMAN HUNT, LORETTA  
LORETTA BOWMAN HUNT Loretta Bowman Hunt, 96, former longtime Clark County Clerk, died Friday, May 15, 2015, of causes incident to age. She passed away quietly in her sleep at home after visiting with family. Born Feb. 10, 1919, in Cappalappa, Moapa Valley, Loretta was the eldest daughter of Elmer and Elizabeth Bowman. One of 11 children, Loretta helped in the family business in Logandale, as a teenager, working as a store clerk. She served a mission to Minnesota, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Later, in 1947, she took a job temporarily which led to working as a deputy county clerk in the Clark County Clerk's office. While working as a deputy, she appeared on the television program "What's My Line," after awarding a marriage license to Bing Crosby and his bride Kathryn. In 1965, she was appointed to fill an unexpired term as Clark County Clerk, and would serve eight consecutive terms before retiring in 1999, at the age of 79. She worked for Clark County for over 50 years. During that time, she oversaw major changes to the clerk's office, and traveled extensively as a national officer of the National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials and Clerks. She was president of the organization in 1977-78. She was a lifelong Democrat, but was respected by those of both parties. She remained single all of her life, until shortly after retiring as County Clerk at age 79, she married James Charles Hunt, who had been her sweetheart when she was young. They were together until his death in 2007. Although primarily known as an elected official, Loretta knitted, quilted, and crocheted at a master level, making many intricate designs for family and friends. For many years, she took care of her aunt, who lived with her, and then supported her husband as his health went downhill. She was beloved by her family and respected in her professional capacity. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and siblings, Elmo, Perry, Norma, Ruth, and Kenna. She is survived by her siblings, Lola Stiborek, Imogene Andersen, Mary Christensen, Melvin Bowman, and Murton Bowman; and by nieces and nephews who loved her like a second mother; and by her late husband's children. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 22, at the LDS Chapel, 375 N. Hollywood Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89110. Visitation again 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 23, with funeral services following at 11 a.m., at the Logandale Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3245 N. Moapa Valley Blvd. Burial following at Logandale Cemetery, Moapa Valley, NV 89021. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Loretta's project Logandale Town Cemetery Fence Fund, P.O. Box 1188, Logandale, NV 89021.
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BREDLAU, KURT L.  
Kurt L. Bredlau Self-named "Mr. Rev. Mary" 6/17/37 – 5/17/10 Loved & loving husband, father, grandfather, brother Retired LVFR firefighter Your physical absence is huge, but I carry you tenderly in my heart. ~Rev. Mary Bredlau
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BRYANT, CAROLE  
CAROLE BRYANT Carole Ann Bryant, of Las Vegas, passed away May 14, 2015. A resident of Las Vegas since 1977, Carole was born Nov. 23, 1947, to Thelma and John Bryant in San Mateo, Calif. Carole was a lifelong lover of horses. She dreamed of buying a trailer and traveling and riding with her horse, Famous. Sadly, her final dream did not happen due to cancer. Carole was preceded in death by her mother, Thelma Bryant. She is survived by her sisters, Lynda Leavitt and Jennifer Bryant; as well as her nieces, Blythe Mancini and Ayse Olmesztoprak. Carole worked for Caesar's Entertainment for 38 years. She was a supervisor in the VIP Lounge at the Paris Hotel and Casino. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 21, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 1575 E. Windmill Lane, Las Vegas. Burial following at Palm Valley View Memorial Park. As a final message please live your life to the fullest and be happy. Even on your darkest days, life is short.
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BUZIT, YVES  
In Loving Memory of YVES BUZIT Yves Emery Buzit, a.k.a. "Buzz" born Feb 23, 1931, suddenly passed away on May 23, 2014, due to a fall in the backyard at his residence. He has now joined his first born grandson, Chauncey Painter, whom he loved so dearly and preceded him in death. He left behind his wife, of many years, Jean Ann, who was by his side from the beginning to the end; and his three beloved daughters, Candy Painter, and her husband, Charlie, Cheryl Drew, and her husband, Rd, Charmaine Ervin, and her husband, Joe; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild, whom he all loved very much. He was all about family and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Yves was a very hard worker and a great provider. Yves was a heavy machine operator for many years and learned how to operate many different types of heavy equipment. He worked on the Canadian Railroads as a young man. Yves decided to return to his masonry trade that he had learned as a young man and was a perfectionist when it came to his work he looked at it as art and took pride in all he did. Yves was a "jack of all trades" and his work can be seen throughout Canada, California, Utah, and Las Vegas. Yves enjoyed being outdoors he was an avid fisherman and enjoyed a fishing day out on his boat or with his buddies on theirs or just off shore. He loved going camping, working out in the garden and enjoyed playing hockey for many years. He loved watching his wrestling and never missed seeing it on TV and attended many wrestling matches over the years. He enjoyed spending time on the weekends with his sons-in-law sitting around the table playing cards. Yves will always be loved and missed by all his family and he will remain fondly in the hearts of all who knew him. God knew he was a great man the day he called him home. "Ve, you will always be in my heart and loved forever until we meet again." Your little buddy Mickey misses you to the moon and back and looks for you daily. Always and forever your loving honey and babe and you will always be my loving Ve.
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