HELPER - William Chris Diamanti, age 55, passed away unexpectedly April 17, 2007 while at work.
He was born April 14, 1952 in Price to Chris and Phyllis Park Diamanti. In 1984 he was joined together with Rita Mary Sinner in holy matrimony and the two became one.
Bill was a graduate of the College of Eastern Utah and of Humboldt State University in California with a degree in biology.
As a young man he proudly served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1978 to '79.
Bill was a beautiful soul mate who will be deeply missed. Those of us who were fortunate enough to touch souls with Bill were among the fortunate of the earth. He swelled with pride for his children, his most prized treasures of all. As a lover of creation, of knowledge and of history, Bill brought meaning to life wherever he went.
Although we are deeply saddened by Bill's going home too soon, we hold fast to the Word of God which says, "Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much fruit." With Bill's passing he leaves behind for his family, his church, and all who knew him, the legacy of a life lived out of deep devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Among those who will miss him are wife, Rita; two sons, Phillip (Kristie) and Gregory; daughter, Diana (Blerim) Hebibi; Lirim Hebibi, who was more like a son than a grandson; three other grandsons; mother, Phyllis; and sister, Sue Huff. Bill leaves behind a large extended family and a church family he held dear.
Memorial service will be held at New Life Ministries, 1950 W 4100 North in Spring Glen, Saturday, April 21, 11 a.m. Family will be at New Life Ministries one half hour prior to service. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home.
HELPER-William David Fossat, age 78, passed away April 17, 2007 at Castleview Hospital in Price.
He was born April 29, 1928 in Helper to Louis and Catherine Castagno Fossat.
William was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Helper and longtime resident of Carbon County. He graduated from Carbon High School and later attended Carbon College. Served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in Germany from 1950 to 1952. Upon discharge from the Army, he attended Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, Calif. After graduation from Brooks Institute of Photography, he returned to Helper, where he opened a photographic studio doing commercial and portrait photography from 1955 to 1990.
Upon retirement in 1990, he and his brother began taking scenic photographs in various locations throughout Utah. They began a gallery of color photographs, including a group of photographs of rock art panels which were donated to the College of Eastern Utah Prehistoric Art Museum in Price.
William was preceded in death by twin brothers, Albert and Alfred; brothers, Michael, Ralph and Victor; and sisters, Irene Hislop and Pauline Tsangaris.
Funeral Mass, Friday, April 20, 10 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, with a vigil service beginning at 9:30 a.m. Friends are welcome to join the family at St. Anthony's Friday morning at 9 a.m. Committal service, Mountain View Cemetery, Helper, under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Anthony Catholic Church in Helper or to the American Cancer Society.
PRICE - Our loving mother, grandmother, sister and dear friend, Marva Rae Drolc Bruno, age 79, passed away peacefully April 17, 2007, at her daughter's home while surrounded by her loving family.
Marva was born Sept. 19, 1927 in Vernal to Frank Jr. and Martha Timothy Drolc. Lived in Craig, Colo., for 23 years. She moved to Price in 1950. Married Dominic Bruno Dec. 1, 1950 in Price.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Price 8th Ward. She served as a Primary teacher, Relief Society visiting teacher, and Sunday school secretary. She was a Pink Lady volunteer at Castleview Hospital and member of the Sunflower Camp of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. She received her temple endowments on Sept. 19, 1986 in the Manti LDS Temple.
Mom was an especially kind and compassionate person and was loved by everyone who knew her. She easily made friends and never said an unkind word of anyone.
She is survived by three sons, Arthur D. (Tonya) Bruno, Larry P. (Janice) Bruno, both of Price; and Martin R. (Eileen) Bruno, Helper; three daughters, Jeanece (Steve) Cowan, Price; Barbara (Kelly) McKean, Salt Lake City; and Marianne (Rick) Hanson, Price; brother, Ronald (Georgie) Drolc, Richfield; sister, Mary Lou (Jim) Terry, Craig, Colo.; brothers-in-law, Pete L. Bruno, Price; and James Paletta, Helper; sister-in-law, Susan Friend, Westminster, Calif.; special friend, Allie Dee Pierce, Price; also survived by 13 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews. Also survived by many stepsisters Preceded in death by husband, Dominic; parents; brother Robert, and sister-in-law, Myrna Drolc; sister, Betty Paletta; sisters-in-law, Doris Bruno and Mary Ross; brother-in-law, Daniel Bruno; niece, Doris Marx.
The family extends their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Rocky Mountain Hospice, especially to Jessie, Bonnie and Deborah.
Funeral service, Friday, April 20, 11 a.m., Price 8th Ward, 995 E, 700 North, Price, under the direction of Fausett Mortuary. Family will be at Fausett's, Thursday evening, 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to service at the church. Interment, Price City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Rocky Mountain Hospice, 60 E. 100 North Price, UT 84501.