In Passing

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Phyllis McShane

Phyllis McShane

Phyllis McShane

Phyllis McShane, a longtime Quail Creek resident, passed away recently after the death of her husband, Tom. Phyllis was born in South Dakota and lived in California and Washington state before retiring with Tom to Quail Creek. She volunteered for many years at the Tubac Arts Center. She is missed by her many friends here and leaves behind sons Thomas (Erika) and Christopher.

 

 

 

Thomas E. McShane

Thomas E. McShane

Thomas E. McShane

Thomas E. McShane, a resident of Quail Creek, recently passed away. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Calif., he lived in Edmonds, Wash.; Castro Valley, Calif.; Arcadia, Calif., and back to Edmonds, Wash., before retiring to Green Valley. A loving husband, father, and wonderful friend to many, he also was an avid golfer and supporter of the arts, including the Tubac Arts Center. His love of life, people, and his great sense of humor are missed. He leaves behind his wife, Phyllis, and sons Thomas (Erika) and Christopher.

 

 

 

 

Buzz and Joyce WaltonBuzz and Joyce Walton

Joyce Walton passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. She had been under hospice care and 24 hours home care for 2 months. Her nephew and niece, Tom and Jean Schmied, were with her when she passed. She is survived by an older sister, Beth, nephew Tom and Jean, and niece Melissa. Memorial arrangements are being made for Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. at the Evangelical Free Church. Her husband Harold (Buzz) Walton passed at home, Jan. 31, 2022, following a bout with COVID. They were the last of the original 10 residents who first built in Quail Creek in 1990. Buzz retired from Canon and Joyce retired from Delta as an international flight attendant.

Joyce was a founding member of QC Lady Putters, Lady Niners golfers, The Women of Quail Creek, and QC Performing Arts Guild.

Buzz was an avid golfer and helped start the Tennis Club. He loved riding his bike through the neighborhoods socializing with all he met.

They will be greatly missed by all who knew them.

Dr. Anthony Edward Castro, Ph.D., DVM

Dr. Anthony Edward Castro, Ph.D., DVM

Dr. Anthony Edward Castro, Ph.D., DVM

Dr. Anthony (Tony) Edward Castro, of the Quail Creek community in Green Valley, passed peacefully on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, after a long battle with Parkinson’s. Tony’s wife of 55 years, Marlene, was by his side.

Born March 4, 1935, in New York City, Tony was one of four children. He grew up in the Bronx; a second-generation Puerto Rican, with a dedication to academics. He achieved his B.A. degree in 1955 and M.S. degree in 1962 from NYU. Tony served as Airman First Class in the U.S. Air Force from 1957-1961. His love of science advanced his interest in veterinary diagnostic virology. He met his wife Marlene in Indiana. They were married in 1967 and had two children.

Tony earned his Ph.D. in virology from Purdue University in 1971 and DVM from the University of Minnesota in 1978. His career included work at diagnostic laboratories at OSU-Stillwater, UC-Davis, and Penn State. Tony was an author/co-author of 85-plus publications, 10 book chapters, and co-author of a book on diagnostic veterinary virology. Tony assisted colleagues in related virology fields and with specific conditions in cattle and pheasants. He received $9 million plus in grants during his career.

Outside of work, Tony enjoyed family time, nature, and fostered a continual curiosity about the universe. He collected Native American art, embraced culture, was a fan of car racing and NASCAR, and will be remembered for his dance moves, ear for music, love of movies, dry and witty sense of humor, and for his chili and chicken curry.

Tony is survived by his wife Marlene, children Catherine (Jason) and Christopher (Kathryn), grandchildren, Izabella, Sofiah, Alexia, and Alicia, and brother Raymond (Marilee). A service is planned for Thursday, June 9, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Titzer Family Funeral Home—Simpson Chapel in Newburgh, Ind.