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Elisa Falcon
B: 1936-02-18
D: 2018-01-16
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Falcon, Elisa
Dorothy Connolly
B: 1935-01-28
D: 2018-01-13
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Connolly, Dorothy
Anne Cavanaugh
B: 1923-11-09
D: 2018-01-12
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Cavanaugh, Anne
David Broxton
B: 1936-11-20
D: 2018-01-10
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Broxton, David
Mahesh Agashiwala
B: 1943-09-28
D: 2018-01-07
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Agashiwala, Mahesh
Alice Hardy
B: 1940-08-30
D: 2018-01-06
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Hardy, Alice
Robert Widmann
B: 1934-07-03
D: 2018-01-05
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Widmann, Robert
Eloise Piper
B: 1929-06-30
D: 2018-01-05
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Piper, Eloise
Margaret Courtney
B: 1930-01-24
D: 2018-01-05
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Courtney, Margaret
Dr. Olga Ragusa
B: 1922-02-11
D: 2018-01-02
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Ragusa, Dr. Olga
Rosario Lawlor
B: 1968-08-24
D: 2018-01-02
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Lawlor, Rosario
Ian Rachman
B: 1958-11-09
D: 2018-01-02
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Rachman, Ian
Yolanda Arrechabala
B: 1922-07-04
D: 2018-01-01
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Arrechabala, Yolanda
John Prado
B: 1962-09-23
D: 2017-12-24
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Prado, John
Arguimiro Flores
B: 1973-07-04
D: 2017-12-23
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Flores, Arguimiro
Silvia Mena
B: 1953-08-17
D: 2017-12-12
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Mena, Silvia
Luis Conde
B: 1940-03-29
D: 2017-12-05
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Conde, Luis
James Bynum
B: 1932-09-15
D: 2017-12-04
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Bynum, James
Ray Stout III
B: 1953-07-29
D: 2017-11-29
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Stout III, Ray
Luis Araya
B: 1938-11-25
D: 2017-11-29
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Araya, Luis
Roberto Alvarez
B: 1948-06-23
D: 2017-11-25
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Alvarez, Roberto

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  • to hold your hand.
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  • Lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.
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  • Peace, prayers and blessings.
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