Obituaries

Ivey Eugene Williamson

Dec. 7 1934 – April 4, 2018

Ivey Eugene “Gene” or “Gino” Williamson, 83, of Surprise, Arizona died on April 4, 2018 in Surprise, Arizona. He was born on December 7, 1934 to Ivey H. Williamson and Susan Inez Bass Williamson in Lucama, North Carolina.

Gene grew up in Lucama, North Carolina and graduated from Lucama High School. After graduating from North Carolina State University, he entered the United States Air Force and was stationed in Keflavik, Iceland. In 1962, he was awarded a flight training assignment at Moody AFB. Upon receiving his pilot’s wings, he was assigned to McChord AFB with the mission of flying C-124s in and out of Vietnam. While in the Air Force, he met his future wife, Marlene Andersen, in San Francisco, where she was stationed as a flight attendant with TWA. After they were married, Gino transitioned to the private sector and flew for Pan American World Airways, flying B-707s and later L -1011s all over the world. While flying commercially, he also flew with the Air Force Reserve in C-124s and C-130s. In 1985, he was part of the United Airlines purchase of Pan Am’s Pacific routes and L-1011s. He finished his career in commercial aviation as a United captain on the B-757 and B-767 airplanes, retiring in 1995 and later moving to Surprise, Arizona.

Known to his North Carolina family as “Gene,” he received the nickname “Gino” while stationed in Iceland. He was beloved for his fun-loving nature, easy laugh, his crooked smile and his wonderful sense of humor. According to Marlene, “Everywhere we went, no matter what city we were in, Gino would run into someone he knew. We were walking down the sidewalk in Buenos Aires once and suddenly he said, ‘Look, there’s Bob!’ The next thing I know, he’s introducing me to this person I had never seen before.” Gino passed away the day before their 54th wedding anniversary. He was a world traveler, a runner and golfer, as well as an avid fan of Major League Baseball and Wolfpack sports.

Gino is survived by his wife Marlene Williamson, son Craig E. Williamson and wife Ann, daughter Krista Williamson, sister; Elaine Lamm, brother; Donald Williamson and wife Edna Ruth, brother Danny Williamson and wife Lisa, six nieces and nephews.

The family would like to specially acknowledge and thank Gino’s daughter-in-law, Ann D. Williamson, the staff at Santé Rehabilitation and Hospice of the Valley for the comfort and care they provided in Gino’s final days.

A military service and interment is being planned for August 2018 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

 

George M Pappas

George M Pappas, 61, of Surprise, AZ, passed away March 28, 2018. He was born March 23, 1957 to Louis and Mary Pappas in Chicago, Illinois. He is survived by sister; Constance Nikolaou his niece; Christina Nikolaou and his cousins Pete Kanton and Paul Kanton. He was preceded in death by his parents.

David Rene Cardosi

Mr. David Rene Cardosi, 59, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away March 29, 2018 peacefully in his sleep from heart complications. He was born on May, 3, 1958 to Rene Cardosi and Marie DeCarlo in North Bergen, New Jersey.
David was very smart with a unique laugh and a wise-ass smile, he was kind, selfless and had a big heart. His family loved his hugs, they were the best. He lived his life to the fullest with his wife Tannia and their three children. He was a martial arts, weight lifting and anti-aging supplement enthusiast. During his free time he would read medical books and medical journals in an effort to continually help others. He taught his children the meaning of hope through his last 3 years of work with The EuroMed Foundation where he spent his days as a medical practitioner helping those battling cancer using holistic methods.
David went from his first job in high school at Dairy Queen to getting a full scholarship to the UTSW in Dallas, TX, where he studied medicine. He practiced Emergency Medicine, Trauma 2, for 13 years, as well as 4 years of Urgent Care, with focuses on Workman’s Compensation and Family practice medicine.
David held the following licenses; Arizona State Board of Medical Examiners, NCCPA Certification, Current Controlled Substance Registration and DEA number, BLS, ACLS certifications.
David was also affiliated with; American Academy of Physician Assistants, Arizona Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants.

David is survived by his wife, Tannia Cardosi, his daughters; Veronica and Liliana Garibay-Cardosi, his son; Eric Garibay-Cardosi and sister; Christine Tritt. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

A memorial service and celebration of life will be held on what would have been his 60th birthday, Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7pm at the Heritage Club House in Marley Park, 15210 W. Sweetwater Ave. in Surprise.

The family suggests donations be made to his GoFundMe account at: wwwogofundme.com/david-cardosi-memorial-fund. Money raised through this campaign will go towards outstanding funeral expenses and help his family cover unexpected financial burdens at this tragic time.

Charles (Chuck) Baumann

Charles (Chuck) Baumann, age 85, died on Monday, April 2nd in Goodyear, Arizona. He was surrounded by his wife, Kay, and his children. He was a beloved husband for over 58 years, father of five with two wonderful son-in-law’s, grandfather (Papou) of two, and loving brother. He was a quiet, humble, and proud man with a wicked sense of humor. He could always make us laugh. He wore a pocket protector like nobody’s business. That was his trademark along with a fresh stack of index cards tucked behind his pen. It always made us smile whenever he’d refer to his “notes”.
He was a brilliant man. After retiring and moving to Pebble Creek, he volunteered thousands of hours tutoring math for 12 years at Perryville Prison. He wanted to play a small role in helping these women better their lives!
He was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1932 and spent his career in the aerospace industry as an engineer after serving in the Air Force. The highlight of his career was being part of the Apollo team that put the first man on the moon. He was also part of the Titan, Gemini, Viking, and Space Shuttle teams.
He fought a long, hard battle that was often difficult and painful for us to watch, knowing there was absolutely nothing we could do. Unfortunately, he lost that battle. We are all sad, but take comfort in knowing he’s no longer suffering.
He may have left this world, but he will never leave our hearts! Until the day comes when we see each other again, we love him to the moon and back!
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the inpatient unit of Hospice of the Valley located at 14066 W. Waddell Rd., Surprise, AZ 85379.

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