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Alan Cohen

Alan Sherman Cohen, 76, died on Nov. 17 at his Gardnerville home.

He was born in Denver, Colo., on Oct. 2, 1923, to Sam and Emma Fisher Cohen.

He served in the U.S. Air force during World War II and was a senior civilian official at Lowry Air Force Base in Denver for many years.

Mr. Cohen was a resident of Gardnerville for 30 years, coming from California.

His wife, Sable Cohen, died in 1996.

He is survived by his brother Mendel F. Cohen of Salt Lake City, Utah.

No services will be held.

FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home in Gardnerville and FitzHenry’s Crematory in Carson City handled arrangements.

Floyd Sutton

Floyd J. Sutton, a Walker resident for 31 years, died on Nov. 20 in Reno at the age of 82.

He was born in Menlo, Kan., on March 31, 1917, to Walter and Ruth Griebel Sutton.

On March 31, 1937, he and Willetta M. Burkett were married in Phillipsburg, Kan.

Before moving to Walker, Calif., he resided in Long Beach, Calif., where he was an engineer for the Long Beach Fire Department fro 26 years.

Mr. Sutton enjoyed fishing and camping and loved working with his hands.

He was a member of the Antelope Valley Lions Club in Walker.

Surviving Mr. Sutton are his wife Willetta of Walker; daughter Sharon K. Cook of Walker and son Gary L. Sutton of Henderson; sisters Janice Barth of Longmont, Colo., and Connie Franklin of Phoenix, Ariz.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

No services will be held.

Memorial donations may be made to the Coleville High School Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of the Bank of America, P.O. Box 517, Bridgeport, Calif. 95317.

FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home in Gardnerville and FitzHenry’s Crematory in Carson City handled arrangements.

William Westermeyer Sr.

A memorial service for William Edward Westermeyer Sr., 77, will be held at a later date.

Mr. Westermeyer died on Nov. 19 at South Lake Tahoe.

He was born in Washington, D.C., on April 5, 1922, to Carl and Margaret Westermeyer.

He served in the Merchant Marines for three years and in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

On Dec. 23, 1948, he and Hazel M. Favre were married in Bethesda, Md. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a cruise to Alaska.

A resident of Gardnerville for 23 years, he had lived in Los Gatos, Calif., where he was a member of George E. Tutt Lodge #292 Free and Accepted Masons.

Mr. Westermeyer was a cartographer for 25 years with the American Automobile Association in San Francisco and for H.M. Gousha in San Jose, Calif.

He loved horse racing.

Predeceasing him were his parents and brother, Carl Westermeyer.

Survivors include his wife Hazel of Gardnerville; daughter Nancy E. Hahn of Minden and son William E. Westermeyer Jr. of Geneva, Switzerland; and sister Marie M. Westermeyer of Gardnerville.

FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home in Gardnerville and FitzHenry’s Crematory in Carson City handled arrangements.