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Joseph "Joe" Mazur
Joseph "Joe" Mazur, 85 Died Sunday,  February 13, 2000 at St. Luke's Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.  He was born Friday, October 16, 1914 in German Town, Pennsylvania; the son of Steven and Josephine (Brandau) Mazur.  
Joe's life Experiences
  Joe served his country in the United States Army Air Corps for five years.  He worked as an electrician for Luke Air force Base for 23 years and retired in 1979 because of his disability.  Joe moved to Tucson from Cambria, California in 1952 and later moved to Groom Creek in 1973 and in 1974 he moved to Yavapai Hills.  He then moved to Prescott Valley in 1992.  he met and later married Rita J. Zahn on August 18, 1992 and shared 7 loving years together.  Joe was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Bishop Green Assembly, Knights of Columbus 4th degree, also holding an honorary life membership in the Knights of Columbus, Joe was also a member of the American Association of Retired Persons.  Joe loved to play dominoes with friends and family, he enjoyed panning for gold, and traveling.  There was nothing like a good game of bridge for Joe, but when he was not enjoying the many activities which made up his spare time, Joe loved to watch golf.  He was proud of his family and his many accomplishments, and will be greatly missed by his family and the many friends he has made in his life's journey.
Spouse: Rita Mazur of Prescott Valley, Arizona  
Daughters: Kathy Wise of Prescott Valley, and Paula Brazil of Phoenix   
Sons : Charles Mazur of Aurora, Colorado, and Joe Mazur of La Quinta, California   
Sisters : Jane Agiles, and Nellie Koczer both of Pennsylvania
Grandchildren:  Aaron Jones       
Services were 2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 19, 2000 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 150 Fleury,Prescott, with Rev. Fred LeClaire, C.M.F. presiding.

Louis A. Graveline, Sr.
Louis "Lou" Graveline, Sr.,  71 died,Sunday, September 5, 1999 at his home in Prescott Valley.  He was born June 28, 1928 in Ludlow, Massachusetts the son of Louis and Gertrude (Pellrin) Graveline
Life Experiences : Lou grew-up in Ludlow having to use crutches until he was a young man and received an operation by the Shriner's Hospital in Boston. While growing up Lou was very involved with the Boy Scouts of America, earning the highest rank of Eagle Scout. At 17, Lou, and the love of his life; Shirley Forkey were married on April 26, 1947 and shared 52 loving years together. Lou had graduated from Springfield Technical High School and became a journeyman machinist. His knowledge of mathematics allowed him to progress rapidly at Hamilton Standard Aircraft a member of United Technology's group until he was shift Forman. He continued with the company until the late 60 when he journeyed on his own forming Hi-Arc Manufacturing Company, Incorporated. Lou was very successful in this endeavor and quickly gained the confidence of the company he formally worked for by being awarded contracts to produce aerospace components for them. Lou was a family man first, being very involved in local politics, he was often quoted in the local newspapers of Enfield Connecticut. He was a true outdoorsman, enjoying fishing in both summer and winter when he would park out on the ice of a large lake, drill several holes, set his type and wait for the big one. Lou also loved to hunt in the mountains of Vermont and spent many hours with his two sons, teaching them the tricks of good and safe hunting. As a father, Lou was very involved with Scouting, being a Scoutmaster for many years, he had earned the organizations highest award for leadership, the Woodbadge, he later became a District Commissioner before retiring. To say Lou enjoyed camping would be an understatement, he would be out roughing it as much as possible throughout the year. At home, he enjoyed tending to his vegetable garden and in later years his flowers or fruit trees. He had a passion for football and baseball and saw his first Diamondback's game in person, earlier this year. He was a member of Saint Germaine's Catholic Church in Prescott Valley, Knights of Columbus Council #8386. Lou was also a member of the Lions International in Ludlow, Massachusetts. Lou was proud of his family and his career as Master Machinist, and will be greatly missed by his family and the many friends he leaves behind.
Survivors Include:
Spouse: Shirley of Prescott Valley
Daughters: Linda Roberts, and Tricia Graveline both of Prescott Valley
Sons : Lou Jr., and Gary Graveline both of Prescott Valley 
Sister : Anita Clifford of Hampden, Massachusetts
Grandchildren:  9               
Great-grandchildren:  7

Clifford P. Chalfant
Clifford P. Chalfant, 72 of Prescott Valley died Sunday,  March 12, 2000 at Heritage House Care Home, Prescott Valley
Clifford was born on Wednesday, July 27, 1927 in South Gate, California, the son of Earl and Nellie (Ketwell) Chalfant
Life Experiences : Clifford served his country in the United States Army, he later met and married Joyce Godard on February 14, 1952.  Clifford and Joyce moved to Chandler from Chatsworth, California.  He worked for Orbital Science in Chandler for seven years as a Mechanical Engineer and retired in August of 1992 when the couple moved to Prescott Valley.  Clifford was a member of the Gary Streeter Post #108, American Legion here in Prescott Valley, he enjoyed camping and was most gratified when the rockets he designed worked properly.  Clifford was proud of his family, but especially his two grandsons.
Survivors Include:  
Spouse: Joyce of Prescott Valley
Daughters: Laura Chalfant of Kapaa, Hawaii
Sons : Gregory Chalfant of Chandler, Arizona 
Grandchildren:   2            
Services (time, date and place): A private cremation was held at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley
Memorial Contributions: family suggest contributions to YRMC Hospice restricted fund, 3262 North Windsong, Prescott Valley, Arizona  86314

Alvern Crosby Hewitt
Al Hewitt, 76, of Dewey, Arizona died Thursday, March 16, 2000 at his home in Dewey.  He was born on Thursday, May 3, 1923 in Otranto Township, Iowa; the son of Charles and Olga (Nelson) Hewitt
Life Experiences : 
Al grew up in Iowa and served his country in the United States Army during World War II.  He married his first wife, Margery Ann Brown in July of 1943.  Margery, the mother of his children, died in October of 1991.  On February 14, 1997, Al married Frances Marguerite Sandlin and they shared three years together.  Al worked for many years as Comptroller for Armour in Mason City, Iowa, and other locations.  He retired in 1980 and moved to Mesa from St. Cloud, Minnesota in 1983 and to Dewey in 1998.  Al was a member of Velda Rose United Methodist Church in Mesa and later Prescott United Methodist Church in Prescott.  He enjoyed traveling, working with stained glass, and singing in the church choir. 
Al is Survived by:
Frances his loving and caring wife of three years. 
Daughters: JoEllen Hemberger of Round Rock, Texas and Jan Beery of St. Paul Minnesota
Sons : Jerry Hewitt of Riverside, California and Jack Hewitt of Richfield, Washington 
Brothers : Ray of Clear Lake, Iowa, Don of Waterford, Wisconsin and Bob Hewitt of New Hope, Minnesota
Grandchildren:  Wade and Heather Hewitt, Stephanie, Christian, Charles "Charlie", Marni, Benjamin and Jacob     
Services (time, date and place): 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2000 at Velda Rose United Methodist Church in Mesa, Arizona with Rev. Roger Stressman officiating
Memorial Contributions: family suggest contributions to American Heart Association, Arizona Office, P.O. Box  78851, Phoenix, Arizona  85062 or Prescott United Methodist church, 505 West Gurley Street, Prescott, Arizona  86303

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