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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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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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AVENDANO, AURORA  
AURORA AVENDANO Aurora Hill Avendano, 78, of Las Vegas, was welcomed to her eternal home, by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, just before dawn, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. She was surrounded by family in her home and passed away peacefully after a battle with cancer. She was encouraged and supported by her loving family and friends during the last days of her life. Aurora was born Feb. 28, 1937. She emigrated from Cd. Juarez, Mexico and arrived in Las Vegas, in 1962. Aurora had many different jobs in her life, but her favorite was being a homemaker and taking care of her family. She was an excellent cook who loved music, poetry, and reading the newspaper. Aurora had a deep faith in Jesus and read her Bible every day. As an expression of that faith, she was recently baptized. Aurora was preceded in death by first husband, Alvin Hill; second husband, Felix Avendano; daughter, Martha Hill; son, Paul Hill; her parents; and siblings. She will be lovingly remembered and is survived by her daughter, Patricia Ceglio; son, Ramon Avendano; daughter-in-law, MaryAnn Avendano; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; extended family including nieces; nephews; and cousins, and many dear friends. Visitation will be from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 13, with services following, both at Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Boulevard N., Las Vegas. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Bunkers Eden Vale, 1216 Las Vegas Boulevard N., Las Vegas.
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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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CAMPBELL, ROBERT  
ROBERT CAMPBELL June 3, 2015-Feb.7, 2016 Robert Harrison "Harry" Campbell, 8 months, of Las Vegas, passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, peacefully in the arms of his parents, at Sunrise Children's Hospital. Harry was born June 3, 2015, in Las Vegas, to Major Robert Douglas Campbell and Major Jenny Lynn Coker, U.S. Air Force. His grandparents are Dr. Robert George and Carol Ann Campbell of Ernul, N.C., and the late Daniel Wilford Coker survived by his wife, Sandee Owen Coker of Birmingham, Ala. Though his life was brief, Harry brought immense joy to each and every person privileged enough to meet him or hear his story. He was a brave and tenacious little boy filled with desire to live, love, and dance. Wherever he was situated, you would stumble upon music, a patient and humble nursing staff, and grins abundant. Harry loved to swing, to be held, and to listen to his dedicated parents read from a great number of books. Harry spent his time split among care at Sunrise Children's Hospital of Las Vegas, Primary Children's Hospital of Salt Lake City, and in-home care in Las Vegas. Harry's parents are thankful for the support and expertise they received day after day. Harry was also well loved by his U.S. Air Force community who spent an insurmountable amount of effort to give Robert and Jenny the time and space they needed to love their son every moment possible. Harry is survived by his aunt, Catherine Ann Campbell of Raleigh, N.C.; his uncle, Jesse Daniel Coker; aunt, Sarah Maria Coker; great-grandparents, Wilford E. and Mildred H. Coker, all of Birmingham; and by numerous cousins, uncles, and aunts, along with countless friends and adopted family who were impacted by his bright spirit, a witness of God's love for us. A celebration of Robert Harrison Campbell's life will be Friday, Feb. 12 at Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas. Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 19, at Hunter Street Baptist Church, 2600 John Hawkins Pkwy, Hoover, AL 35244 (205) 985-7295. A private graveside service will be in Birmingham as Harry's body is laid to rest next to his "Dan-daddy." In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sunrise Children's Hospital's Ronald McDonald room renovation online.
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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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CLANTON, KEVIN  
KEVIN CLANTON Kevin Lewis Clanton, of Las Vegas, passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. He retired from the Clark County Law Library. Kevin is survived by his wife, of 29 years, Maria F. Clanton; his son, Daron; his sisters, Kim Clanton-Green and Tiffany Clanton; and his brothers, Korey and Kyle Clanton. He will be missed. Services will be private.
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COOK, NORMA  
NORMA COOK Norma Leigh Cook, for years a successful residential real estate agent in Las Vegas, died Monday, Feb. 8 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born in Boise, Idaho, to Laoma and Cecil Shaver, she lived in several western states before settling in Las Vegas with her husband, Neal Cook. Norma was very close to her family, and she enjoyed boating during the summer and being in the mountains and enjoying the snow in the winter. In addition to her husband, survivors include a daughter, Jessica, and her husband, JuanCarlos Rey of Danville, Va.; a son, Justin, and his wife, Jenni James of Las Vegas; brothers Paul Gray of Soldotna, Alaska, and Daren Gray of Las Vegas; a sister, Sandi Potter of Las Vegas; nephews Naysan Gray, Anthony Potter; Branden Gray; and nieces Sharaf Chenault, Jennifer Wallace, Genevra Kelty, Amy Larious, Andreana Anderson and Gabrielle Gray; and five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A private service is scheduled for Friday.
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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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