"We Regret to inform you of the Passing of our Chapter Members":
Posted: July 31, 2020
1924 - 2020
WILLIAM "BILL" DAILEY Longtime Pahrump resident WWII Veteran PFC William "Bill" Dailey passed away at the age of 96 on July 29, 2020. He was born April 16, 1924. He enlisted into the US Army on August 1, 1942, in New York and went to Basic Training at Ft Knox, Kentucky. After basic training he remained at Ft Knox to train on a secret project. The Harley Davidson Motorcycle Co. was developing a new motorcycle and the government wanted to keep it secret. Bill was taught how to become a motorcycle scout behind enemy lines. He was a model trainee and his superiors kept him at Fort Knox as an instructor. A manpower shortage arose in the Pacific theater in May of 1943. Bill received orders sending him to HQ Company-767 Tank Battalion in Hawaii, as a motorcycle scout. While he still was there, the Inspector General conducted an inspection at Fort Knox looking for underage enlistees, and Bill had falsified his records to get into the service. It seems Bill had a friend sign his mother's name with his "new" year of birth and had it notarized for use to enlist. He never disclosed that his actual age was 17 at time of enlistment, and no one ever found out. His first combat took place in the Gilbert Islands in November 1943 and he would see continuous combat in the Pacific until the end of the war. However it wasn't on top of a motorcycle but as a cannoneer (ammo loader) on a Sherman tank. He was in combat when they took the Gilbert, Marshall, and the Marianas Islands. He spent 2-1/2 years in the Pacific. This was all done under the command of Major General George S. Patton. Bill's unit was shipped to Wakayama, Japan on September 29, 1945. PFC Dailey spent a little over 90 days stationed 70 miles from Hiroshima. He left the Army on January 6, 1946. He returned to New York City and also to his job as a motorcycle carrier for TIME Magazine. While there he would meet his future wife, Margaret (Peggy) Bedinger, on a blind date in 1946. They would marry on April 24, 1948 and stay together until her death on February 14, 2015, a total of almost 68 years together. Peggy and Bill lived in Pahrump 25 years and were active in the American Legion, DAV, and VFW here in Pahrump and also in Florida and Connecticut where they previously lived. Bill is survived by his son, William Dailey and his many friends in Pahrump and around the country. He was preceded in death by his parents Celia H. & Robert T. Dailey, his wife Peggy and one daughter.
Posted: July 22, 2020
Linda Bacon-Kendall March 04, 1951 - July 17, 2020Linda Carol Bacon-Kendall, formerly of Greenville, and Belding, Michigan passed away unexpectedly on July 17, 2020 at the age 69 at Spring Valley Hospital, Las Vegas, Nevada. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Richard Eugene Bacon, Sr. and Maxine Leone (Stapish) Bacon; husband, William Burt Kendall; daughter, Demetria Anne Wieland; granddaughter, Graeleye Nicholas; grandson, Tobias James Wieland; brother, James Robert Bacon, Sr.; and sister, Kathleen Jean (Bacon) Chapman. Linda is survived by her brothers, Richard Bacon, Jr. of Punta Gorda, FL, John (Roxene) Bacon, Sr. of Summerville, SC, William Bacon of Jackson, MI, and Jerry Bacon and Larry Bacon of Christianburg, VA; sisters, Margaret (Darrell) Johnston of Stafford, VA and Janet Bacon-Dixon of Saranac, MI; daughter, Chanda Leah Wieland (Jack Smith) Pahrump, NV. Linda was an active member of VFW Post 10054 Pahrump, NV, and VFW and Auxiliary Post 5065 Sheridan, MI, where she served in various positions, DAV Chapter 15, Pahrump, NV, Moose Lodge 1141, Pahrump, NV, Cooties Pup Tent 5, Pahrump, NV, 512th Military Police Association and a Quilt of Valor Volunteer. Linda is a former Kiwanas Aktion Club Advisor, Girl Scout Troop Leader, 4-H leader and Food For Thought Volunteer and Relay for Life. Linda was very proud of her military service in the United States Army and was a disabled veteran.
A visitation to celebrate her life will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 pm Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Hurst Funeral Home, Greenville, with military honors rendered by the Lester J. Sitts VFW Post.
A future memorial service will be held in Pahrump, NV. Memorial contributions may be given to Relay for Life of Southern Nevada, VFW Veterans food pantry Post # 10054, 4655 Homestead Rd, Pahrump NV 89048 or a charity of your choice and memories and messages of condolence may be shared at www.hurstfh.com.
Bruce Russell, Born December 23, 1943 passed mid April 2020. Member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 15 Pahrump, NV. Member of the Marine Corps League Detachment 1199 Pahrump, NV.
Posted: April 8, 2020
ANTHONY FALCONE, 71, passed away March 12, 2020 in Las Vegas. He was born October 19, 1948 in Sun Valley, Calif. Anthony lived in Las Vegas before becoming a 40-year resident of Pahrump. He is preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Frances Falcone; brothers, John, James, Rudy and Ralph Falcone; daughter, Michelle Falcone. Anthony is survived by his wife, Cynthia Falcone, of 50 years; sons, Anthony (Shannon) Falcone, Jr. of Rostraver, Pa. and Anthony L. Falcone of Las Vegas, Jeremiah (Cindy) of Pahrump; grandchildren, Chantel Bitton of Pahrump, Seth Voisine of Las Vegas, Jaydon Falcone and Kelsea Falcone of Rostraver, Pa. and Nicole Falcone of Las Vegas; great-grandchildren, Matix Falcone, McKenna Falcone, and Tristan Falcone of Las Vegas. Anthony served in Vietnam as a Combat Engineer in the U.S. Army, 4th Infantry. He was Pastor at Restoration Chapel in Pahrump, DAV officer, Nye County Police Lieutenant and a hotel manager. His hobbies were serving the Lord by helping people, singer/song writer, playing his guitar, ministering to several organizations and helping Veterans with their benefits. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a future date.
Allan W. Schwartz
July 18, 2018
It is with a great deal of regret that must inform you of the passing of Allan Schwartz. Comrade Schwartz a life member of DAV Chapter 15, the current Commander of DAVAuxiliary Unit 15 and current DAVAuxiliary State Senior Vice Commander. Also a member of the VFW Post 10054 Anyone who was blessed enough to know Allan knew him as a man with a dry sense of humor, an impeccable dresser and a true gentleman. After a career as a munitions specialist in the U.S. Air Force Allan became a lock smith. I was fortunate to call him friend and learned more about loading bombs on B-52s and opening locks than I ever thought I would. When listening to Allan though one could count on at least one story about his beloved Carol. The love of his life.Though he has been battling recent medical issues Allan was determined to attend the recent DAV/DAVAuxiliary National Convention in Reno. It was there that he passed yesterday evening with his son and one daughter by his side. It is hard for those of us who remain behind not to shed a tear, but I for one am joyed to know that he is with Carol once again.
Posted: June 1, 2018
PAUL J. HOUSER Paul J. Houser passed away unexpectedly May 26, 2018 at Spring Valley Hospital, Las Vegas. He was born Nov. 13, 1922 in St. Johns, Mich. He was a proud WWII Army veteran. He had been a Pahrump resident since 1985. Paul, along with his wife, Vivien, 25 year Disabled American Veteran, owned PVH Real Estate until 2002. Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Vivien; sons, Larry and Gregory; and long-tme companion. Loueen Meyer. He is survived by his sons, David (Debbie) Houser of Pahrump and Gary Houser of Middletown, Calif.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be determined at a later date.
Posted: April 25, 2018
DONALD F. CZERWINSKI (Donny, SKI), age 74, passed away April 18, 2018 at Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas. He was born in Milwaukee, Wis. June 10, 1943. Donny served honorably as a Marine during the Vietnam war. He and his wife moved to Pahrump in 1997. He had been a part of the Marine Corps League in Pahrump since 2007. Donny is survived by his wife, Bonnie Wittig; son, Michael (Elizabeth) Czerwinski, daughter, Donna (Troy) Steward; stepsons, Ron Wittig and Shane Stolowski; grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. A memorial Service will be held at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery. 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City, NV. with a date of June 8, 2018. Call 702-486-5920 for particulars.
November 16, 2017
It is with heavy heart that I give you the news that Art Jones passed Monday, Nov. 13, 2017.
Posted: February 22, 2017
Posted: January 14, 2017
Marine Corps League Pahrump Detachment 1199...
Posted: January 11, 2017
MICHAEL KEVIN ALLEY Michael Kevin Alley, 62, of Pahrump, passed away Jan. 5th 2017. He was born Sept. 23rd, 1954, in Mineola, NY and resided in Pahrump, Nev. for 20 years. He was a retired mechanic and served in the U.S. Army frPublished in Pahrump Valley Times on Jan. 11, 2017 - See more at: http://obits.pvtimes.com/obituaries/pvtimes/obituary.aspx?n=michael-kevin-alley&pid=183553546#sthash.DxIjlzJ3.dpuf
MICHAEL KEVIN ALLEY Michael Kevin Alley, 62, of Pahrump, passed away Jan. 5th 2017. He was born Sept. 23rd, 1954, in Mineola, NY and resided i sisters: Carrie Reilly, Dorothy Rodriguez and Donna Lopes; 2 brothers: Chris and Boahrump Valley Times on Jan. 11, 2017 - See more at: http://obits.pvtimes.com/obituaries/pvtimes/obituary.aspx?n=michael-kevin-alley&pid=183553546#sthash.DxIjlzJ3.dp
Posted: November 29, 2016
Gordon Gould, Funeral Services will be held on 8 Dec 2016, starting at 10:40 a.m., in the Chapel, Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City, NV. Services do start ON TIME.
Posted: August 6, 2015
Bernard "Marty" Martin, who passed away July 31 at their Pahrump home from complications of heart surgery. He was part of Merrill's Marauders, a highly-decorated fighting force during WW II.The word "Hero" was a fitting description of her husband, she said, especially when considering what Marty and nearly 3,000 other American troops endured during World War II. "Marty was a high-speed code combat communications expert and machine gunner," Beverly said. "Hacking through jungles during monsoon season where the average annual rainfall in Burma is 150-to-250 inches. They experienced every kind of bad condition while cut off from ammo, food, water and everything else, while walking and hacking for almost a thousand miles." A true HERO indeed. Rest In Peace Comrad.
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Al Jones, Pahrump, Nevada.....
Posted: Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Andre "Butch" Harper
Published in Pahrump Valley Times on Feb. 27, 2015
Andre "Butch" Harper
Published in Pahrump Valley Times on Feb. 27, 2015
Posted: Friday, November 7, 2014
DAVID GRUBBS David Grubbs, 67, of Pahrump, Nev., went home to Heaven on October 26, 2014. Born May 29, 1947, to Kate and Harry Grubbs in East Chicago, Ind. He moved to San Diego in 1981 with his wife Patty and soul mate of 39 years, then Las Vegas in 1998, and to Pahrump in 2004. A decorated Viet Nam War Veteran, Army Unit, he was drafted in 1966 right out of high school. He was chosen to be on the READY Reaction Force for Westmoreland. He made 76 air assaults during his tour. He received three Purple Hearts, the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Overseas Service Bar, Bronze Star, Army Commendation for Heroism, Army Commendation with Device. Air medal, 2nd Class Gunner 81mm mortar, combat infantry badge, sharp shooter badge M14, and expert badge for 45 cal. pistol. He served his country with pride. He suffered from PTSD since his return from Vietnam and in the end PTSD took him from us. He is survived by his devoted wife of 39 years, Patricia (Patty), his daughter Kerri Jo (Jeff) Meeks; his son Michael Frederick (Priscilla) Grubbs. David made a career as a High Voltage Lineman at NIPSCO and then at San Diego Gas and Electric. Together, Patty and David started and ran Grubby's Shooting Apparel for 14 years, and were involved in and received many trap shooting awards. David was an active member of the DAV, VFW, Pahrump Valley 4 Wheelers, Pahrump Rock Hounds, and an ambassador for VEA. He had a passion for volunteering for organizations such as Symphony Animal Foundation, KNYE food drives, and the Pahrump Fall Festival Parade. He was known for his unbelievable kindness, his warm, caring eyes and cheerful smile. He stood out among the crowd. His relationship with Patty was one to be envied, as the two of them showed love and respect to each other and to everyone around them. People who knew him were honored to call him a friend and one of the kindest persons you ever had the pleasure of knowing.
Arden Houser He is so missed by wife Pat, his wonderful kids and their families and many friends. He was a loving and kind man thank God his kids came to see him before he died. That is when you really find out who loves you, all he wanted was to see his family at the end.
Posted: Friday, June 6, 2014
JOHNNIE LELAND WELSH Johnnie Leland Welsh, age 67, passed away May 29, 2014, in Las Vegas. Johnnie was born June 12, 1946. He was a West Point Military Academy graduate, served in the U. S. Army Rangers, and was a Vietnam Vet. He was of the Catholic faith, a member of the DAV, and Knights of Columbus.