Obituaries - June 21, 2017

Donna Bloomstadt

Donna Bloomstadt, 52, of Litchfield Park died June 8, 2017, in Litchfield Park.

Mrs. Bloomstadt was born Dec. 19, 1964, in Mineola, Long Island, New York.

She graduated from Cal State Polytechnic University in Pomoma, Calif., with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

She worked for Nordstrom for more than a decade, becoming a regional buyer and earning sales achievement awards.

She moved to Arizona in 2004 and worked as director of admissions at Trinity Lutheran School in Litchfield Park.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Litchfield Park.

She is survived by her husband, Gary Bloomstadt of Litchfield Park; one son, Kyle Bloomstadt of Litchfield Park; her mother, Irene Richie of Surprise; and one brother, Eric Kirsch of Steubenville, Ohio.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. July 1 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 830 E. Plaza Circle, Litchfield Park.

The Rev. Dave Bolte will officiate.

Memorials may be made to Donna’s Scholarship Fund, Trinity Lutheran School, 830 E. Plaza Circle, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340.


Rosalio Maldonado Castillo

Rosalio Maldonado Castillo, 90, of Buckeye died June 4, 2017, in Buckeye.

Mr. Castillo was born Sept. 4, 1926, in Silver City, N.M.

He moved to Arizona in 1931.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Otilia Castillo; and one son, Robert Castillo.

He is survived by five daughters, Mary Gonzales, Margie Castillo, Frances Canchola, Belinda Moreno and Cleo Castillo; three sons, Ronnie Castillo, Joey Castillo and Frankie Castillo; 18 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Simon and Jude Cathedral, 6351 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix, followed by a celebration of life reception from noon to 4 p.m. today at the Knights of Columbus, 8066 N. 49th Ave., Glendale.


Kaiden Andrew Centano

Kaiden Andrew Centano, 3 months, of Buckeye died June 13, 2017.

Kaiden was born March 8, 2017, in Sun City West to John-Anthony and Sara Centano.

He is survived by his parents, John-Anthony and Sara Centano; and five grandparents, Jacqueline Childs, John and Amanda Centano and Jeff and Tonya Childs.

A viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, with a funeral service at 8:30 a.m. Friday, both at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. Interment will be at 12:30 p.m. at Sedona Community Cemetery on Pine Road in Sedona.

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Robert Lee Perkins

Robert Lee Perkins, 76, of Buckeye died June 13, 2017, from cancer.

Mr. Perkins was born June 5, 1941, in Grand Rapids, Mich., to Dewey and Laura Perkins.

He moved to Arizona at age 5 with his family.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1968 during the Vietnam War, obtaining the rank of SP4 as a UH-1 “Huey” door gunner and was wounded with shrapnel during combat. He earned the Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantryman badge, Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and two Overseas Bars.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Perkins.

He is survived by his wife, Laura M. Perkins; five children; numerous grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Interment will be at 10 a.m. June 30 at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 Cave Creek Road, Phoenix.

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Carmella Antonia Perry

Carmella Antonia Perry, 93, of Goodyear died June 19, 2017, in Goodyear.

Mrs. Perry was born Dec. 31, 1923, in Herkimer, N.Y.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Herb Perry.

She is survived by two daughters, AnnaMarie Perry and Gigi Aja; three sons, Billy Perry, Paul Perry and Tom Perry; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A vigil and rosary will be at 5 p.m., followed by a viewing and visitation at 6 p.m. Thursday at St. Henry Catholic Church, 24750 W. Lower Buckeye Road, Buckeye. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 13720 W. Thomas Road, Avondale.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix.


Librado Reyna Jr.

Librado Reyna Jr., 51, of Avondale died June 12, 2017, at Abrazo West Campus in Goodyear.

Mr. Reyna was born April 2, 1966, in Phoenix to Librado Reyna and Irene Luna Perez.

He worked as a loader operator in the gravel industry.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Ortiz; two daughters, Monica Reyna and Sabrina Ortiz; two sons, Librado Reyna III and Gilberto Ortiz; four sisters, Irene Hernandez, Lisa Campos, Maria Larios and Rosie Valenzuela; four brothers, Tommy Reyna, Jesse Murillo, Richard Perez and Juan Perez; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were Tuesday at La Mision Asamblea De Dios in Avondale, with interment at Louis B. Hazelton Memorial Cemetery in Buckeye.

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Antonia S. Rodriguez

Antonia S. Rodriguez, 95, of Tolleson died June 15, 2017, at her home.

Mrs. Rodriguez was preceded in death by her husband, Felipe Rodriguez.

Services will be at 9 a.m. today at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 512 N. 93rd Ave., Tolleson.


Fred D. Sumner

Fred D. Sumner, 61, of Avondale died June 4, 2017.

Mr. Sumner was born Feb. 28, 1956, in Roswell, N.M., to Howard Cecil and Maxine Lett Sumner.

He worked at National Beef Packing Co. for 15 years. He also worked for Best Materials, a roofing supply company, where he moved from a delivery driver to the top salesman to general manager.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 34 years, Sharon Sumner.

He is survived by three daughters, Gina Sumner, Ericca Sumner and Stacy Willis; one son, Kevin Sumner; and four grandchildren.


Marco Antonio ‘Tony’ Villa

Marco Antonio “Tony” Villa, 60, of Glendale and formerly Litchfield Park died June 15, 2017, at Hospice of the Valley in Surprise from cancer.

Mr. Villa was born April 19, 1957, in Phoenix.

He attended Litchfield Elementary School and graduated from Agua Fria High School in Avondale.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife, Blanca Estela Villa of Glendale; one daughter, Brianna Villa of Surprise; one son, Anthony Villa of Surprise; three stepdaughters, Bernice Bustos of Phoenix, Tina Bustos of Litchfield Park and Belinda Bustos of Deming, N.M.; one sister, Guadalupe Adame of Phoenix; three brothers, Arcadio P. Villa of Buckeye, Gilbert P. Ortiz of Glendale and Andrew P. Barba of El Mirage; and eight grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be at 4 p.m. Friday at 13302 W. Ocotillo Road, Glendale.


Les Washington

Les Washington, 68, of Avondale died June 12, 2017.

Mr. Washington was born April 7, 1949, in Las Cruces, N.M., to Eunice and Doreather Washington.

He graduated from Agua Fria High School in Avondale and attended Glendale Community College.

He began working for the city of Avondale in 1972 and had several jobs over 30 years, including working as superintendent in the Fields Operations Department for 21 years.

He coached Avondale Little League teams for several years.

He was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church in Avondale.

He is survived by nine siblings, Euit Washington, Emmett Washington, Nathan Washington, Lois Washington, Melvin Washington, Alton Washington, Luese Washington, Delmer Washington and Isaiah Washington.

A viewing will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, followed by services at Serenity Chapel at Greenwood Memory Lawn, 719 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix.


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Paco Rudolfo

Paco Rudolfo 57, of Waddell, AZ passed away on June 15, 2017.  Paco’s life was ended in a tragic car accident while on vacation with his family driving his 1949 Plymouth Gasser on the Hot Rod Power Tour.  He was a very successful businessman.  He was the co-owner of Rudolfo Bros. Plastering which he and his best friend, brother Mike started in 1992. Over the years, they were presented countless awards, including Avondale Business of the Year in 1999.  Paco had a heart for service and set up Rudolfo Bros Charities which helped New Life Center and Mercy House, just to name a few.  Paco loved hot rods and loved sharing his love for cars with others.  He met many people during his short life and everyone was his friend.  He touched many lives and will be missed by many.

He leaves behind a loving wife of 20 years, Christine Rudolfo.  Their children, Stephanie and Justin and his daughter, Patricia.  His brother Mike and his family, as well as, four other brothers and three sisters.  

Services will be held on Friday, June 23rd at St. Thomas Aquinas Church at 5:00pm.  A reception will follow at the Wigwam Ballroom from 6:30-8:30pm

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