HELPER - Patsy Jane Tamllos Scarcelli, age 69, passed away Jan. 29, 2006 at her home in Helper.
She was born Sept. 12, 1936 in Mohrland, to Steve and Matilda Grant Tamllos. Married Fred James Scarcelli Feb. 18, 1956 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Patsy was a lifelong resident of Carbon County and a graduate of Carbon High School.
Survived by husband, Jim Scarcelli, Helper; daughters, Jalene (Greg) Dipietro, Salt Lake City; Susan (Rusty) Atwood, Hotchkiss, Colo.; brother, George Tamllos, Helper; Violet Tamllos, Sacramento, Calif.; Mary Lee Kosmack, Price, six loving grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents; sister, Elaine Rudman; and brother, Daniel Tamllos.
Per Patsy's request there will be no services, cremation has taken place.
MOHRLAND/ROOSEVELT - State amateur championship baseball player and World War II veteran, Orlando "Orlie" Rachele, age 87, died Jan. 25, 2006 at the Basin Care & Rehabilitation Center from congestive heart failure.
He was born in Mohrland, the old mining town, to Salvatore and Rosina Rachele on Oct. 19, 1918. He married Ann Blanusa Nov. 25, 1949. She died on the same Jan. 25, 2003.
He was most proud of being an Italian-American. For years he made the best spaghetti in town. The only one who did a better job was his momma.
He considered Steve and Karen Uresk and children his "adopted family." They called him "Grandpa Orlie." He was a longtime printer at the Uresk business, the Ink Spot where he was almost as old as the presses. He also was a linotype operator at the Uintah Basin Standard and the Helper Journal and viewed himself as an expert speller. If you wanted to know how to spell a word or proper grammar you just asked Orlie.
Orlando served as a scout in World War II where he survived five bullet wounds during action in New Guinea. He carried a bullet in his right thigh the rest of his life.
He was a member of Helper Utah's state amateur championship team and is "rounding third heading for home in the Big Baseball Diamond in the Sky." Orlando would fondly recall getting a hit off major league star, Satchell Paige and his Carbon team beating state champ, Granite which featured Herman Franks, who went on to become a major league catcher and manager. He was also a member of a state championship tennis team at Carbon where he was graduated in 1936.
Orlando was a devout member of St. Helen's Catholic Church where he was a Diocesan Development Drive chairman, lector, Eucharistic Minister and honored at a special banquet called: "Orlie Rachele Night".
His favorite baseball team was the New York Yankees. He rooted for Joe DiMaggio, Babe Ruth, Derek Jeter, and Mickey Mantle. He loved watching all sports on TV and rooting for the Utah Jazz and the University of Utah.
Orlando is survived by sons, Orlando Jr. (Gala and daughters, Cara, Sara), Atlanta, Ga.; Aldon, Roosevelt; Steven, Kaye (Mark) Rachele-Flanery and their dog, Sally, both of Salt Lake City; sisters, Vee Cobain, Margaret (Fred) Pearce; Rosie; brothers, Rudy, Sam, Guido (Dorothy), Henry (Dorothy); and Ray (Shirley). He was preceded in death by parents; wife, Ann; sister, Helen; and brother, Eldon.
A rosary was 6 p.m. and viewing from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Monday, Jan. 30 at St. Helen's. A funeral Mass is slated Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 11 a.m. with viewing one hour prior to service. Burial will be Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Helper Cemetery, 11 a.m. with full military honors presented by the American Legion Post 21.
HELPER - Shane Jacobson, age 37, passed away Jan. 29, 2006 from the results of an industrial accident.
He was born May 29, 1968 in Provo to Jay and Sally Gadd Jacobson. Married Wende Gale July 10, 1993 in Helper.
Shane lived for his family and he loved every minute that he spent with them. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially when he was hunting and fishing with his "Dads" and his "Boys". He loved four-wheeling, barbecuing, and was quick with a punch when the boys weren't paying attention.
He was a graduate of Carbon High School Class of 1986. Shane was very hardworking, honest and he always put his family first. He was employed with Andalex Coal Mine where he was regarded as a friend to all. He was very generous, outgoing and he would do anything for anyone.
Shane's hat, smile, sunglasses, and his wave will always have a special place in our hearts and will never be forgotten.
Survived by wife, Wende Jacobson; three sons, Derek (Danielle) Gale, Tyler Gale, Conner Jacobson, all of Helper, parents, Jay (Sally) Jacobson, Spring Glen; sister, Michelle (Todd) Hamilton, Price; grandmother, Vivian Jacobson, Price; parents, Dwayne "Dewey" (Barbara) Gale, Helper; sisters, Donie (Shane) Hackney, Deena (Bobby) Schade, both of Price; and many loving uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and a community of many friends. Preceded in death by grandparents, James Harold (Lena) Gadd; Donald E. Jacobson; and aunt, Peggy Carter.
Funeral service Thursday, Feb. 2, 11 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday one hour prior to service.
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