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WEISS, Vickie Dee, a life-long educator, and active community member, died on August 9, 2019, at McLaren Oakland Hospital. Vickie was born on December 26, 1939, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Mr. de Masi taught high school social studies and English for more than three decades; the past 26 years in the Mesa Public Schools. Born and raised in Mesa, Mr. de Masi was a proud local native of Arizona and a product of Mesa schools. He graduated from Westwood High School and Mesa Community College, and holds bachelor's and advanced degrees from Arizona State University, having majored in political science, American history, and secondary curriculum and instruction. In addition to the Arizona schools, Mr. de Masi took graduate classes at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C,; Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida; New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico; Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia; and Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He was also the recipient of dozens of scholarships and fellowships for advanced studies in political science, history, geography, and economics.