Robert Eugene



Robert Eugene Brennan, 68, died April 6, 2006, in Gardnerville. He had been a resident of Palm Springs, Calif. since 1990.

Mr. Brennan was born July 14, 1937, in Detroit, Mich., to Clifford J. and Theresa L. Pizzuti-Brennan. He spent his career in the military, retiring as U.S. Coast Guard master chief. He enjoyed traveling and visiting family and friends. He was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed playing poker with his friends.

Among his survivors are sister Patricia Kobylasz of Dearborn, Mich.; son Richard E. Brennan of Gardnerville; daughters Leigh-Ann Darwin-Brennan of Burlingame, Calif. and Rorie O'Connor of San Diego, Calif.; grandchildren Kathryn D. Brennan of Columbus Grove, Ohio and Jeremy Badillo of Burlingame, Calif., as well as two great-grandchildren, Anesa C. and Alex Robert Miller.

No services have been planned for Mr. Brennan at his request. He will have a military burial at sea provided by the Coast Guard.

Arrangements are in the care of FitzHenry's Carson Valley Funeral Home in Gardnerville.

Marlene Ann Sulzle


Marlene Ann Sulzle, 59, died March 31, 2006, in Carson City. She was born June 29, 1946, in Dickinson, N.D., to Michael and Marion Filkowski. A Carson City resident for eight years, she previously lived in South Lake Tahoe for 20 years.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and doing crafts.

She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her children Lynn Rebholtz of Oregon City, Ore, Kevin Sulzle of Puyallup, Wash., Darren Sulzle of Oregon City, Ore., Dee Ann Evans of Gardnerville, Chris Barichio; sister Phyllis Reisenhowzer of Bellevue, Wash; brother Dale Filkowski of North Dakota and eight grandchildren. Arrangements are in the care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley in Carson City. Cremation was at Walton's Sierra Crematory in Carson City.

Sara Tucker


A family graveside service will take place in Tuscaloosa, Ala., for Sara Tucker, 88, who died April 8, 2006, at South Lyon Medical Center Long Term Care in Yerington. She had lived in Smith Valley and Yerington for the past eight years, moving here from Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Mrs. Tucker was born Dec. 7, 1917, in Northport, Ala., to Thomas and Bertie Williams. She was married to Cleveland Tucker for 54 years and was a homemaker. She was a former president of the Alabama Garden Club and the Alabama Cattlewomen's Association. She was a member of the Carson Valley United Methodist Church in Gardnerville.

She was preceded in death by her husband Cleveland Tucker. She is survived by her sons, Phillip Tucker of Smith and Thomas Tucker of Staunton, Va; granddaughter, Lora M. Tucker of Reno; grandsons Anthony Tucker of Black'sburg, Va., Samuel Tucker of Staunton, Va., and Zachary Tucker of Arlington, Va. and one great-grandson Caleb Tucker of Arlington, Va.

Arrangements are in the care of Freitas Rupracht Funeral Home in Yerington.

Sara E. Willett


A memorial service for Sara E. Willett, 88, a four-year Gardnerville resident, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at FitzHenry's Carson Valley Funeral Home in Gardnerville. Ms. Willett died April 12, 2006, in Carson City.

She was born Oct. 21, 1917, in Plymouth, Calif., to Antonio Pieroni and Esther Mary Ferina.

Before moving to Gardnerville, she lived in Alameda, Calif., for 50 years.

She was an accountant.

Among her survivors are daughter Annette Luis of Gardnerville; grandchildren Kathleen and Ted Craig, George and Stefani Kirkland, Tony Luis Jr., Susan and Wil Rice, Judy Cantrell, Patty Luis and JoAnn Borchardt; and numerous great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren and her dog, Fifi.

Cremation took place at FitzHenry's Crematory.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville, NV, 89410.

FitzHenry's Carson Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Michael Duane



Michael Duane Warren, 53, died April 11, 2006 in Gardnerville. Mr. Warren was a Gardnerville resident.

He was born Nov. 10, 1952, in Charleston, S.C., to Willard M. and Alice M. Warren. Before moving to Gardnerville, he lived in Phoenix, Ariz. He worked as a construction lineman until his retirement in 2001.

Mr. Warren was preceded in death by his wife, Sheila Lee Warren. He is survived by his daughter Nicole Warren; sisters Sheila Marie Warren of Montgomery Village, Md., Lynette Warren of Wellington; nephew Andrew Warren Robertson and niece Sheila Anne Warren.

Arrangements are in the care of Walton's Douglas County Mortuary. Cremation will take place at Walton's Sierra Crematory in Carson City.


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