Leonard Eli Ludel, 95, died at his Reno home on July 13, 2008. He grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., and became a master diamond cutter there. After working in Los Angeles for many years, Mr. Ludel moved his family to Carson Valley in 1963 and founded the American School of Diamond Cutting in 1967.
In Gardnerville, Mr. Ludel was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Shriners and the Rotary Club, and he served as president of the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce. Committed to community service, Mr. Ludel was a key figure in the construction of the Carson Valley Swim Center for the East Fork Swimming Pool District in Minden. After his move to Reno, Mr. Ludel was active in the Kiwanis Club and other civic activities.
Mr. Ludel is survived by his son, Samuel M. Ludel, his daughter-in-law, Donna Ludel, his daughter, Madeline Ludel-Buckley, his stepson, Ted Gelber, 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
His beloved wife, Betty Ann, and daughters Eleanor Fields and Leni Donlan preceded him in death.
Mr. Ludel and Betty Ann will be buried in Genoa Cemetery. No service is planned. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Sacramento. Contact Alan Anderson at (916) 453-2000 for donation details.
A celebration of life for Carson City resident Curtis (Tinglestad) Marcotte, 57, is 2 p.m. Monday at 696 Pinto Circle in Ruhenstroth. Mr. Marcotte died July 12, 2008, at his home.
Born Feb. 22, 1951, in Fargo, N.D., to Mike and Toni Tinglestad, he was raised in Lakewood, Wash. He received a degree in recreation from California State University, Hayward. He worked in the gaming industry most recently with the Carson Valley Inn in Minden.
He was a lifelong sports fan and his greatest joy was the athletic and scholastic accomplishments of his sons.
His final words summed up his life. "I'm in a happy place."
Mr. Marcotte is survived by his wife, Kim; sons Chris, Jesse, and C.J.; father Mike Tinglestad of Fairfield, Calif., mother Tony (Tinglestad) Marcotte of Lakewood, Wash.; siblings Jeff Tinglestad, Steve Marcotte, Tommy Tinglestad, Marie Kvinsland, Teresa Signer and their families, all residing in Pierce County, Wash.
Funeral arrangements are being taken care of by FitzHenry's Funeral Home in Carson City.
Donations may be made to an education account for Mr. Marcotte's sons at Bank of America, account No. 501005884924.
Native Nevadan Cindy Linda Homer, 58, died July 12, 2008.
Born March 26,1950, in Fallon, Mrs. Homer worked in the restaurant business for most of her life and was always involved in the service industry, most recently as a concierge for the Ridge Tahoe.
Mrs. Homer had a lust for life and cherished her interactions with people throughout all stages of her life. She touched numerous lives with her loving spirit and will be sorely missed.
She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Cewinski, three sisters, one brother and her mother.
Arrangements are entrusted to Walton's Douglas County Mortuary in Minden.