Margaret Busatto |

Margaret Busatto

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place June 18 for Margaret Christine Busatto, who passed away June 10, 2007, in Carson City, Nev. She was 89.

Margaret was born June 8, 1918, in Meadville, Pa., to Dominick Cervone and Berenice Luongo. She was a high school graduate and attended Commercial College for two years, where she studied to be a secretary. Margaret was a staff sergeant in the Women’s Army Air Corps during World War II and served with a photographic unit. She married Henry Busatto May 11, 1946, in Meadville. A resident of Carson City for 25 years, she spent much time at South Lake Tahoe with her daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Steve O’Brien, who both worked for the city of South Lake Tahoe.

She was a member of Society of Mary, Catholic Daughters of America, St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church and past member of St. Galls Catholic Church. She was a seamstress, an excellent cook and enjoyed needle work.

She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Bill Brownlee of Carson City, Jan and Steve O’Brien of Gardnerville, Nev., and Anita and Roger Palmer of Dallas, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, James and Darlene Cervone of Meadville; brothers, John Cervone and Jerry Cervone, both of Meadville; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Henry Busatto, parents, three sisters and five brothers.

Viewing is scheduled from 7 to 8 p.m. June 17 at FitzHenrys’ Funeral Home. Rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. June 18, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., both at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church. Interment will follow the Mass at Lone Mountain Cemetery. All are in Carson City.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Teresa Memorial Fund or Alzheimer’s Association.

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Gary Allen Little

Services will take place at a later date for Gary Allen Little, who passed away June 5, 2007, at South Lake Tahoe.

Gary was born Nov. 9, 1945, in San Jose, Calif., to Donald and Virginia Little. His parents built a home near Twin Bridges, Calif., in 1961. Gary had made this area his full-time home for the past 46 years. He cashiered at King’s Liquors when it shared a building with the Terry Doll Tavern. A job he very much enjoyed was that of primary operator of the Tramway at Heavenly Valley when Hugh Killebrew still held the lease on the mountain. Later, Gary served in the maintenance department at Tahoe Keys and operated the “dragon” weed-pulling vessel. Short-wave radio listening and the collecting of antique militaria were among his hobbies. Those who knew him well will fondly remember Gary’s heartfelt conservative political values and gentle manner. He will be greatly missed.

Gary is survived by his sister, Carolyn Johnson of Kings Beach, Calif.; and brother, Donald Little of Granite Bay, Calif.

Final services will be celebrated when Gary’s cremains are committed to the seas at a time yet unscheduled.