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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Lung Cancer Claims Two More

Snippets taken from USA Today report of Phyllis Gretzky's death on December 19, 2005:

Phyllis Gretzky, the mother of hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky, died Monday night. She was 64.

She was diagnosed with lung cancer late in 2004 and died two nights after her son took an indefinite leave of absence as coach of the Coyotes to return home to Ontario to be with her.

She is survived by her husband, all five children and 12 grandchildren.

And the AP report of Vincent Schiavelli's death on December 26, 2005:

Vincent Schiavelli, the droopy-eyed character actor who appeared in scores of movies, including "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Ghost," died Monday at his home in Sicily. He was 57.

He died of lung cancer, said Salvatore Glorioso, mayor of Polizzi Generosa, the Sicilian village where Schiavelli resided.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday in Polizzi Generosa, Glorioso said. Survivors include a son, an ex-wife and a girlfriend, Glorioso said.

Rest in Peace, Phyllis Gretzky and Vincent Schiavelli.

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