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Mary GRANT
On Friday, May 12, 1905 at 1 pm, Mary GRANT, wife of P. J. DONOHOE. Funeral from her late residence, Black Street, near North Negley Avenue, East End, Monday May 15 at 8:30 am. High mass of requiem at Sacred Heart Church, Center Avenue, at 9 am. Friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend. Baltimore MD papers please copy. **Pittsburgh Gazette 14 May 1905

Mary (Krull) Baird, 84, a life-long resident of Coraopolis, died on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, in Ohio Valley General Hospital.
She was born in Cliff Mine, Pa. on July 15, 1916, a daughter of the late John and Mary (Misak) Krull. She was preceded in death by her husband, Merle Baird, on March 28, 1978.
Mrs. Baird was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Morrison of Bossier City, La., and one brother, one sister, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000 in St. Joseph Church with the Rev. Malcolm McDonald officiating. Burial followed in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Melanie Rae Breitenstein, age 13, a Moon Township resident for the past four years, formerly of Findlay Township, died on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, in Sewickley Valley Hospital.
She was born in Pittsburgh on Nov. 9, 1987, a daughter of Craig Robert and Helen (Swetz) Breitenstein.
Melanie was a member of the gymnastics team for Moon, was on the honor roll and was a member of Holy Trinity Church, Robinson Township. She was in seventh grade in Moon Middle School.
She is survived by her parents, her brother, Clayton Breitenstein, at home; her two grandmothers, Rita Swerz of Munhall and Esther Breitenstein of Green Tree; and many loving relatives and friends.
Visitation was held at Copeland's Moon Township Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held in Holy Trinity Church with the Rev. Ed Hoffman officiating. Burial followed in Robinson Run Cemetery.

Madeline Bruno, 81, life long resident of Coraopolis, died Sunday, Nov. 12, in Sewickley Valley Hospital.
She was born on Oct. 19, 1919 in Clymer, Ind.
Mrs. Bruno was a member of St. Joseph Church, and was retired from G.C. Murphy Co. where she worked as a clerk.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mariano Bruno.
She is survived by her son, Joseph Bruno of Ohio; her sister, Rose Amerando, Coraopolis; and her brother, Jim Viccaro of Coraopolis.
Funeral arrangements were made by Anthony J. Sanvito Inc. Funeral Home, Coraopolis. Funeral was held at St. Joseph Church with the Rev. Malcolm McDonald officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery.

John Drauch, 70, of Crescent Township, died on Friday, Nov. 24, at his residence.
He was born on Feb. 3, 1930 in McKees Rocks, a son of the late John and Julia (Bronowitz) Drauch.
Mr. Drauch retired in 1992 from P & LE Railroad, where he worked as a dispatcher for 41 years. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by his wife, Dolores (Bittner) Drauch of Crescent; his daughter, Christine, and her husband, Lance Scalise of Aliquippa; and his son, John, and his wife, Jacquelyn Drauch of Beaver Falls. He also is survived by his grandchildren, Jessica Martin, Justin Scalise and Joshua and Caitlyn Drauch.
Visitation was held at Copeland's Moon Township Funeral Home. A funeral Mass was held in St. Margaret Mary Church. Internment followed at Resurrection Cemetery.

Dorothy (Landsittel) Hull, 65, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Coraopolis, died on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2000 at St. Vincent's Hospital.
She was born in Groveton, Pa, on June 22, 1935, a daughter of the late Roy and Madeline (Gray) Landsittel.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Navy Mothers, VFW Post 402. 
She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Robert Hull; her son, Robert Hull, at home; two sisters, Janet Maxin, Moon, and Joyce Tritrishler, Moon; one brother, Richard Landsittel of Coraopolis; and her cousin, Libby Long of Sheridan.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Roy Landsittel.
Visitation was held at Copeland's Coraopolis Funeral Home where funeral services were held with the Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Sterling officiating.
Burial followed in Coraopolis Cemetery.

Jane Ringle, 83, a former resident of Moon Township, died October 6, 2000 in Los Angeles, Calif.
She was born in Canton, Ohio on August 4, 1917.
Mrs. Ringle was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Ringle and her brother, Robert Meyer.
She is survived by her children, Barbara Goll of Salem, Or.; Douglas of San Ramon, Calif.; Sara Drummond of Chicago, Ill.; and Eric of Houston, Texas.
Also by 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Also surviving her is a sister, Gladys Lager of Trenton, Mich.
A memorial service will be held in Houston, Texas.

Julia Claire Spackman, 86, died Friday, Dec. 1, at the Medical Center, Beaver.
She was born March 16, 1914 in Altoona, a daughter of the late Ira Alden and Velma (Walback) Spackman.
A lifelong resident of Coraopolis, Julia was a homemaker and member of the Hopewell Alliance Church.
She is survived by four sisters and two brothers: Gladys and Evelyn Spackman of Coraopolis; Margaret Cochran of Aliquippa; Doris Fisher of Lawrence, Kan; Robert Spackman of Coraopolis and Ira Spackman of Wilkinsburg.
Friends were received at Copeland's Coraopolis Funeral Home, where services were held with Pastor Clyde Davis officiating.
Burial followed in Coraopolis Cemetery.

David Walter Vandevort, Jr., 66, of Nevada, formerly of Coraopolis, died on Tuesday, Nov. 21, in Desert Springs Hospital, Las Vegas, Nev.
He was born on Aug. 22, 1934 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Iris Davenport and David Walter Vandevort, Sr.
Mr. Vandevort was retired from Bell Atlantic where he was a manager. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottist Rite Bodies and Zelzah Shrine, all in Pittsburgh.
He is survived by his wife, Irene (Pitaro) Vandevort; his three children-Linda Vester of Volant, Pa., Diane Reed, Narvon, Pa., and David Walter Vandevort, III, Oakdale; a brother, Robert Vandevort, Nevada; and 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at Copeland's Moon Township Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Charles officiating.
Burial was private.
Memorials may be made in his name to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

Cecilia Marie Ochman Wargetz (Wykrykacz), 82, of Troy, Michigan, formerly of Neville Island, died on Thursday, Nov. 23, in Troy.
She was born on Sept. 8, 1918 in Ambridge.
She was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph's Church and St. Joseph's Church Christian Mothers, Coraopolis.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas, and her brothers, Henry, Paul and Edward Ochman.
Surviving are her children- Patricia Rankin and her husband, Lee, of Ohio; Nicholas Wargetz and his wife Jane, Texas; David Wargetz and his wife, Georgia, Texas; and Phyllis Schad and her husband, Randy, Michigan. Also surviving are her sisters, Jane Glogowski, Pennsylvania, and Sophia DiMaggio, Ambridge, and eight grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were made by Anthony J. Sanvito Inc. Funeral Home, Coraopolis. Funeral was held at St. Joseph Church with the Rev. Malcolm McDonald officiating. Burial was in St. Peter and Paul, Ambridge.

Don Celio, 47, a life-long resident of Moon Township, died on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, in his home.
He was born in Kennedy Township on Aug. 8, 1953, a son of the late Mario and Emma Celio. Mr. Celio was a member of St. Joseph's Church, a 1975 graduate of Moon High School and a graduate of Slippery Rock State College. He was an accountant employed at WQED TV.
He is survived by several cousins.
Services were held at Copeland's Coraopolis Funeral Home,, with the Rev. Malcolm McDonald officiating at the Blessing Service.
Burial followed in St. Mary's Cemetery in Kennedy Township.

Ronald Klutts, 58, of Moon Township, died on Thursday, Nov. 2, in Sewickley Valley Hospital.
He was born in Covington, Tenn., on Dec. 31, 1941, a son of the late Thomas and Earlene (Temple) Klutts.
Klutts was the manager in the polymer's division for the Bayer Corp.
He was also an avid fisherman and an accomplished pool player.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia O'Grady Klutts and five children. They are Brian Klutts and his wife Beth, Gibsonia; Dia Jones of Covington, Tenn.; Tara McNamara and her husband, Steve, Miami, Fla.; Lorin Klutts of Miami, Fla.; and Kellie Klutts, Miami, Fla.
Also surviving are two grandchildren, Jake Jones and Brock Patrick Klutts; one sister, Ina Ashley and her husband, Barrett, of Dyersburg, Tenn; and one brother, Robert Klutts and his wife, Janet, of Covington, Tenn.
Visitation was held at Copeland's Moon Township Funeral Home, 981 Brodhead Road.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Margaret Mary Church with the Rev. John Ayoob officiating.
Burial followed in Sewickley Cemetery.

John M. "Jack" McCracken, 82, a resident of Sinking Spring since 1987, formerly of Coraopolis, died on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, in Reading Hospital.
He was born in Josephine, Pa., on June 15, 1918, a son of the late Clarence and Lila Ayers McCracken. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise McCracken, on June 13, 1967.
Mr. McCracken was a foreman for Shenango, Inc. before retiring in 1975. He was a graduate of Sharpsville High School and had previously attended St. Paul Orphanage Home, Greenville, Pa., from the age 10 until age 16.
He was a member of the Coraopolis United Methodist Church, Methodist Men, Men's Golden Age and AARP. Fifth years ago, Mr. McCracken designed and built furniture for the church nursery which still is present today.
He is survived by his three children: Richard McCracken McCabe of Yucca Valley, Calif.; Laura Perry of Sinking Spring, Pa.; and Jacqueline Grauel of Mohnton, Pa. He also is survived by two step sons, Lewis Gettel of McKees Rocks and William Gettel of Florida; two brothers, Harold McCracken of Mercer and Donald McCracken of Sharpsville; and 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorial visitation was held at Copeland's Coraopolis Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Sterling officiating.
Burial followed in Coraopolis Cemetery. An additional memorial service was held at Lincoln Park Community Methodist Church in Sinking Spring.
Memorial contributions may be made to Coraopolis United Methodist Church, 1205 Ridge Ave., Coraopolis, Pa. 15108.

Phyllis Millan, 71, a Coraopolis resident most of her life, died on Monday, Nov. 13, 2000 in Sewickley Valley Hospital.
She was born in Sewickley on Aug. 7, 1929, a daughter of the late Carl and Ruth (Schell) Boop.
She began her airline career in 1965 as a reservationist for Allegheny Airlines, then continued with US Air and retired from US Airways.
She was a graduate of Coraopolis High School.
She is survived by her three children: Terry Millan, Orlando, Fla; Carla Millan, Sewickley; and Christine Hannon, Orlando, Fla.
She also is survived by her sister, Doris Boop of Coraopolis; her brother, James Boop of Florida; and six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one grandson-in-law and one granddaughter-in-law.
Visitation was held at Copeland's Coraopolis Funeral Home where funeral services were held with the Rev. John Free officiating. Burial was in Coraopolis Cemetery,
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Mary Stephan, 80, of Coraopolis, died on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000.
She was the beloved companion of John Kaluski Jr. for 35 years. They owned and operated the J-M News for many years.
She is survived by two children, Centa Bowland of Washington, Pa. and Rita Usenick of Mishawaka, Ind.; a sister, Maxine Calvert, of Weirton, W.Va.; and four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held at Copeland's Coraopolis Funeral Home, where services were held with the Rev. Roger Allen of Calvary Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial was in Coraopolis Cemetery.

Gerald Scott Stone Sr., 74, died on Saturday, Nov. 18, in his home.
He was born in McKees Rocks Nov. 13, 1926 to the late Charles and Ruth Orris Stone of McKees Rocks.
He was employed as a maintenance foreman at Pittsburgh Des Moines Steel Co. in Neville and was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Delores Terabasso Stone; a daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Richard Claypool of Lebanon, Pa; a son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Debbie (Smith) Stone of Enon Valley, Pa; and two grandchildren, Garrette Claypool and Sarah Ann Stone Smith.
A blessing service officiated by the Rev. David Scharf of St. Philomena Roman Catholic Church was held. Private burial was in Resurrection Cemetery, Moon Township. Campbell's Chippewa Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Sister Mary Thomas Kadyszewski, 83, a member of Felician Sisters of Coraopolis for 66 years, died on Nov. 10, 2000, in Allegheny General Hospital from complications of a heart attack.
A native of Ranshaw in central Pennsylvania, Sister Thomas was the third of 14 children of the late Peter and Helen Kadyszewski, member of St. Anthony Parish.
After completing her high school education at Immaculate Heart of Mary Academy in Buffalo, N.Y., Sister Thomas entered the Felician Sisters in 1934. She received her habit of the order in 1935; pronounced her first vows in 1936; and made her perpetual vows in 1941.
Sister Mary Thomas prepared for life-long work in the educational ministry by receiving a bachelor's degree from Mt. Mercy (now Carlow) College; a master's degree in education from Duquesne University; and a master's degree in teaching from St. Louis University.
She served as a teacher and principal in elementary schools in the Pittsburgh, Greensburg, Steubenville and Harrisburg dioceses.
She was a teacher of math and science at Greensburg Central Catholic High School and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School, Moon.
From 1965 until 1995, Sister Thomas served on the faculty of LaRoche College, McCandless, where she influenced many as a member of the division of natural and health-related sciences. In 1986, she was awarded the LaRoche College Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award. A year later an endowed scholarship fund was named in her honor.
Following her retirement from LaRoche, Sister Thomas served as a bookkeeper at McGuire Memorial Home, New Brighton, and most recently as a math tutor at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School, Moon.
Sister Thomas was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers and five sisters, including Sister Mary Amandine and Sister Mary Jane, members of the Felician Sisters.
She is survived by two brothers, Stanley of Shamokin, Pa, and Joseph of Tallahassee, Fla., and four sisters, Anna Zabora, Mt. Carmel, Pa; Marie Cameron, Wallingford, Conn.; Rose Gillen, Pittsburgh; and Helen Chaundy, Shamokin, Pa.
Friends called at the provincial house, 1500 Woodcrest Drive, Coraopolis. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in the convent chapel. Internment followed in the Felician Cemetery in Moon Township.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Felician Sisters Retirement Fund or a charity of the donor's choice.
Funeral arrangements were made by Anthony J. Sanvito Funeral Home in Coraopolis.

Sister Mary Angelica Wojcicki, a Felician Sister for 76 years, died in St. Joseph Hall Infirmary provincial house complex in Coraopolis, on Sunday Nov. 5 [2000].
Sister Angelica was 95-years-old.
One of seven children of Joseph and Alexandra Dziergowski Wojcicki of Wheeling, W. Va., Sister Angelica entered the Felician Sisters in East McKeesport in 1924, from St. Ladislaus Parish in Wheeling.
Sister was invested in the Felician habit in 1925, made her first profession of vows in 1926, and pronounced her vows for life in 1932.
Sister Angelica's ministry for the people of God was in the educational apostolate, for which she was more than adequately prepared, having a master's degree from Duquesne University.
Her service in the classrooms of primary school children spanned 54 years, six of which were as principal.
Sister's ministry also included caring for the altars in the parishes where she ministered, and the preparation of grade school boys to serve at the altar.
She left full-time teaching in 1980 and returned to the provincial house, where she was engaged in supportive services and spent much of her time sewing Infant of Prague dresses and drapes.
In 1993, failing health necessitated her becoming a permanent resident of St. Joseph Hall Infirmary, where she continued to be of service through the apostolate of prayer and suffering.
Sister Angelica was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters, and is survived by nieces and nephews.
A mass of Christian burial was celebrated in the convent chapel. Interment followed in the Felician Cemetery in Moon Township.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Felician Sisters Retirement Fund, or a charity of the donor's choice.
Funeral arrangements were made by Anthony J. Sanvito Funeral Home in Coraopolis.

Blanche Divis, 89, of Moon Township died Nov. 15, 2000 in Sewickley Valley Hospital.
She was born in Chicago on May 19, 1911 to the late Anton and Paulina (Zdenahlik) Brothanek.
Mrs. Divis lived in Moon Township with her son and daughter-in-law since 1995, coming from Chicago. She was a retired librarian from J.S. Morton High School in Illinois.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James and Roseann Divis of Moon Township; and one grandson, William Divis of Moon.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Divis.
Visitation was held in Copeland's Moon Township Funeral Home, where services were held with the Rev. Roger Howard of Sharon Community Presbyterian Church officiating.
Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Forest Park, Ill.

Edward (Gigi) Scappe, 70, a life-long resident of Coraopolis, died on Nov. 11, 2000 in his home. He was born in Sewickley on Jan. 6, 1930.
He was a mill worker at Shenango, Inc., Neville Island and member of St. Joseph Church, Coraopolis.
He is survived by his wife, Rose (Barbaro) Scappe; children Joanne Scappe of Coraopolis and Mark Scappe of Moon; brothers, Joseph Scappe Jr., Christy Scappe and Eugene Scappe, all of Coraopolis; and grandsons, Vincent and Anthony Scappe.
Visitation was held in Anthony J. Sanvito Inc. Funeral Home, Coraopolis. Services were held at St. Joseph's Church with the Rev. Malcolm McDonald officiating.
Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery.

Frank Bruzzese, 82, a resident of Coraopolis since 1956, died Oct. 30, in Sewickley Hospital. He was born Feb. 18, 1918 in Portigliola, Italy.
He was a pickler for National Galvanizing, Neville Island and a member of St. Joseph's Church and the Calabria Club.
He was an avid gardener and was very proud of his roses in his front garden and of his fig trees.
When he came to America in 1956, he brought with him many wonderful traditions. He was an excellent wine maker and cured his own hams.
Surviving are his wife, Carmela (Lacopo) Bruzzese; children, John of Moon, Domenic of Moon, and Joseph of Coraopolis; sisters, Concetta Gareffa of Canada, Maria Serafino of Italy, and Bettina Lacopo; and grandchildren, Kristina, Frank, Anthony, Michael, Brian, Steven and Angela Bruzzese.
Anthony J. Sanvito Funeral Home, Coraopolis, made funeral arrangements. Services were held at St. Joseph's Church with the Rev. Malcolm McDonald.
Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery.

Marvin Cain, 64, of Clinton died Friday, Nov. 3, in the Beaver Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, South Beaver Township, after an extended illness.
He was born on July 18, 1936 in Clinton, a son of the late Carl and Helen Cain.
Mr. Cain was a retired laborer in the construction industry,
Surviving are his wife, Marlene (Daugherty) Cain; his children, Carl Cain of Harrisburg, Clint Cain of Dayton, Ohio, Debra Wilson, Imperial; and Karen Cain of Clinton; a brother, Roy Cain of Clinton; four sisters, Grace Perri of Hookstown, Ruth Lombardo of Florida; Mary Cain of Imperial, and Nancy Wiedner of Virginia; and four grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were three sisters, Lois Starr, Gladys Junker and Melba Cox.
Visitation was held at Moody Funeral Home in Clinton, where services were held with the Rev. Ted Chapman of the Clinton Weslyan Church. Internment followed in the Clinton United Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Lorraine (Sis) Creese, 82, formerly of Coraopolis, died Nov. 2, 2000 in Valley Care Masonic Home in Aleppo Township.
She was born on April 8, 1918 in McKeesport, Pa. a daughter of the late Michael and Evelyn (Dunlap) Egenlauf.
A resident of Edgeworth, Mrs. Creese was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Coraopolis and formerly of Mt. Calvary United Presbyterian Church.
She worked for Joe Workman's Store on Mill Street in Coraopolis and also at the Dollar Store.
Surviving are her three children, James Creese of Edgeworth, Marlene Moisey of Edgeworth, and George Creese of Conway; one sister, Rose Nogay of Coraopolis; two brothers, Louis Egenlauf of Indiana and Charles Egenlauf of Edgeworth; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Creese; two sisters, Evelyn Heid and Jacqueline Egenlauf; and one brother, William Egenlauf.
Visitation was held at Copeland's Coraopolis Funeral Home, 867 Fifth Ave., where services were held with the Rev. John Free.

William Deichler, 51, of Moon Township and a life-long resident of Coraopolis, died Oct. 28, 2000 in Montifore Hospital.
He was born Feb. 1, 1949 in Sewickley to the late William F. Sr. and Ida (Currielli) Deichler.
Mr. Deichler was retired from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette newspaper. He is a graduate of the Pittsburgh Art Institute with an associate's degree in graphic arts.
Surviving are his loving wife, the former Mary (Clayton) Deichler of Moon Township; his children, Todd and his wife Amy of Imperial, Jennifer and her husband Craig Schoeneweis of Carnegie, Heather of Aliquippa and her fiance William Welsh; one brother, Peter and his wife Geraldine Deichler of San Antonio, Texas; and five grandchildren-Jacob, Amanda, Phoebe, Billy and Sevin.
Visitation was held at the R.D. Copeland Funeral Home, 867 Fifth Ave., Coraopolis where services were held with the Rev. Clint Elliot officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Joseph Herbert, 80, a life-long resident of Moon Township, died Saturday, Nov. 4, in Allegheny General Hospital.
He was born April 2, 1920 in Crucible, Pa. a son of the late Martin and Catherine (Heiselman) Herbert.
Mr. Herbert was retired from Calgon Corp., where he served as plant manager for 42 years before retiring in 1982. He was a member of St. Margaret Mary Church, where he was an usher, and a member of the 55 Plus Group.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Helen (Backer) Herbert; four children, Charles and his wife, Pam Herbert, of Moon, Christine and her husband Gerald Rossi, San Diego, Calif., Cathryn and her husband Robert Zapko of McDonald, Pa, Cynthia and her husband, John Ball of Coraopolis; three sisters, Mary Bucek of McKees Rocks, Theresa Medoff of Arizona, and Barbara DiNardo of Washington, D.C.; two brothers, Tobias Herbert of Florida, and Martin Herbert of Florida; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence Herbert.
Visitation was held at Copeland's Moon Township Funeral Home, 981 Brodhead Road. Mass was held in St. Margaret Mary Church, with the Rev. John Ayoob. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery.

Richard Marton, 72, a 20-year resident of Sewickley, died Oct. 28, in Valley Care Nursing Home.
He was born on Nov. 11, 1927 in Pittsburgh.
He was the director of purchasing for Shenango, Inc., Neville Island.
He was a World War II Army veteran and was a member of the Masonic Guyasuta Lodge, # 513.
Surviving are his wife, Theresa (Loury) Marton; sister, Ruby Jessep, Pittsburgh; and nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death are a sister, Dorothy Yule, and a brother, Lawrence Marton.
Visitation was held at Anthony J. Sanvito Funeral Home, Coraopolis, where services were held with the Rev. Jack McKinsey. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery.

Al (Funzy) Santacroce, a life-long resident of Moon Township, died Oct. 25, 2000 in his home.
He was born in Coraopolis to the late Mary and Domenick Santacroce.
He was a contractor/painter and a member of St. Margaret Mary Church.
He was a World War II Army veteran and member of the VFW of Coraopolis and American Legion of Sewickley.
Surviving are his wife, Stella (Deczkowski) Santacroce; children, Tom and his wife, Barbara, Moon Township, Patricia Bajek and her husband, Paul of Sewickley, and Richard and his wife, Beth, of Hopewell; sisters, Jenny Yanessa of Elmira, N.Y., Eleanor Martinkovich of Coraopolis, and Mary Lou Paul of Coraopolis; brother, Victor Santacroce, Coraopolis; grandchildren, Michele Sanvito, Kristy and Lori Santacroce, Jason, Matthew and Brandon Bajek and Meghan Taylor; and great-granddaughter, Alivia Rose Sanvito.
Preceding him in death is a brother, William (Willie) Santacroce.
Anthony J. Sanvito Funeral Home made funeral arrangement. Services were held at St. Margaret Mary Church with the Rev. Ayoob.
Burial was in Coraopolis Cemetery. Memorial gifts as Mass cards or to Make a Wish Foundation.

Richard Varsanik, 54, a resident of Moon Township for 26 years, died unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 30, 2000.
Mrs. Varsanik was a member of the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Coraopolis. He was retired from NALCO Chemical Corp., formerly known as Calgon Corp.
He was a graduate of University of Bridgeport, where he received his bachelor's degree in chemistry, and a graduate of Georgia Tech University, where he received his doctorate degree in physical chemistry. He received many awards and patents in water management chemistry.
One of the projects, Calgard, was so ahead of its time that it is still relevant after 24 years and has been recently incorporated into water treatment software. Mr. Varsanik was interested in his family and friends, technology, tools, home repair and making everything better.
He is survived by his wife, Rosemarie (Shuster) Varsanik of Moon Township; his mother, Helen (Kross) of Shelton, Conn.; two children, Rachel and Jonathan Varsanik, both of Moon Township; and one brother, Robert Varsanik, of Chester, Conn.
Friends were received at Copeland's Moon Township Funeral Home, 981 Brodhead Road. Mass was held at St. Joseph's Church. Memorial contributions can be made to Excellence in Education Scholarship Fund, Moon Area Schools.

Ruth Dewey, 80, a Moon Township resident since 1965, died Oct. 22, 2000 in Mariner Health Care Center of West Hills, Moon.
She was born in Buffalo, N.Y. on Dec. 30, 1919, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jung.
Mrs. Dewey was a retired secretary from Airco Welding Products, Leetsdale, Pa.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Dewey.
She is survived by her son and his wife, Richard and Nancy Dewey of Moon Township, and by a granddaughter, Holly Dewey of Moon.
Visitation was held at Copeland's Moon Township Funeral and in Carlton A. Ullrich Funeral Home in Tonawanda, N.Y., where services were held.
Burial followed in Elm Lawn Cemetery in Tonawanda, N.Y.

Ann Edwards, 41, a life-long resident of Coraopolis, died Oct. 30, 2000 in West Penn Hospital.
She was born on Feb. 19, 1959 in Sewickley to the late Fred and Florence (McBride) Edwards.
She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, where she was a senior choir member and of Sybil Dickerson Missionary of Coraopolis. She also was an usher at Mt. Olive Church and member of several other choirs.
Surviving are her sisters, Betty Edwards Harrien of Cleveland, Ohio; Matti Edwards, Washington, D.C.; Lula Edwards Greene, Atlanta, Ga.; Anita Edwards Sanders of Charlotte, N.C.; Rosalind Edwards, Washington, D.C.; and Loretta Edwards of Coraopolis.
Also surviving are her brothers, Fred Edwards, Cleveland, Ohio, and Willie Edwards of Coraopolis, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held at R.D. Copeland Funeral Home, 867 Fifth Ave., Coraopolis. Funeral services were held at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, with the Rev. Winston Ridley officiating. Burial was in Sewickley Cemetery.

Louis Spera, 76, a 53-year resident of Robinson Township, died Oct. 17, 2000 in Sewickley Valley Hospital.
He was born Dec. 11, 1923 in Pittsburgh.
The World War II Navy veteran was a retired chemical analyst for US Chemical, where he worked for 39 years.
He was involved in the AARP, ISDA, and was past president of St. Joseph Parish Council.
He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Francis of Assissi Council 2555, where he was a third degree knight; of the Knights of Columbus, Fr. Denis Baron Council, Crafton, where he was past grand knight and fourth degree knight; and of the festival committee at St. Joseph Church.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor (Marcocci) Spera; his children, Sister Grace Marie, CSSF, of Moon Township; Carl Spera of Kennedy Township, and Michael Anthony Spera and his wife Lisa of Leesburg, Va.; and his grandchildren, Michael, Katie and Nicholas.
Anthony Sanvito Inc. Funeral Home, Coraopolis, made arrangements.
Services were held at St. Joseph Church, Coraopolis, with the Rev. Malcolm McDonald officiating.
Burial followed at Resurrection Cemetery.

Richard Fabec, 73, a former resident of Sewickley, died Oct. 10, 2000. He was born in Sewickley to the late Joseph and Antonio (Obid) Fabec.
Mr. Febec lived in Munroe Falls, Ohio, after moving from Pennsylvania.
He was a retired lead mechanic from US Airways and a US Navy veteran of World War II. He and enjoyed playing bridge and bowling.
Aside from his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Bill, and sister-in-law, Millie Fabec.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Ann; daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Beth Reynolds and Ron Lombardo of Munroe Falls; son and daughter-in-law, Richard II and Sonya Fabec of Illinois; daughter, Michaelle Fabec of Akron; five grandchildren; sister, Jennie Miller of Tucson, Ariz,; brother and sister-in-law, Alfred and Teddi Fabec of Houston, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to Dr. William Schukay, Dr. James Bressi and nurses Joan Fedak and Julie Berlyak for their wonderful care and concern.
Friends were received at Redmon Funeral Home, where the Rev. Dr. John Luoma conducted services. Burial was at Stow Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 3725 Kent Road, Stow, 44224.

Mary Meyer, 88, a Coraopolis resident until 1975 and formerly a resident at the Marian Hall Home, died Oct. 11, 2000 at Mariner Health Care Center at West Hills, Moon Township.
She was born on Sept. 30, 1912 in Pittsburgh to the late Charles and Anna (Schultz) Meyer.
She was a member of St. Joseph Church in Coraopolis and retired as a supervisor from AT & T Phone Co. in 1977 after 60 years of service. She also was a member of AT & T Pioneers.
She is survived by her sister, Hilda Barcaskey of Moon Township, and by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Visitation was private. Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Catherine's Church, Wireton, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Marian Hall Home, 934, Forest Ave., Bellevue, Pa. 15202.
Arrangements were made by Copeland's Moon Township Funeral Home, 961 Brodhead Road.Burial followed in Most Holy Name Cemetery in Pittsburgh.

Edmund Miskiel, 73, of Moon Township for the past 29 years, died Oct. 7 at his residence.
He was born in Ashley, Pa. on Feb. 6, 1927 to the late Victor and Sophie (Pohepic) Miskiel.
Mr. Miskiel was a member of St. Margaret Mary Church, the American Legion Post 924 and the Coraopolis Knights of Columbus.
In 1985, he retired from Eastern Airlines where he had been ramp agent for 34 years.
His hobby was model trains. He served as sergeant in the Army Air Corp. during WWII.
He is survived by his wife, Norma; his five children and their spouses, Sandra Brocco and husband Joseph of Moon Township, Michael Miskiel and wife Lori of Sewickley, Kathleen Fleet and husband Ronald of Coraopolis, David Miskiel and wife Susan of Virginia Beach, Va., Dina Merow and husband William of Moon; and one sister, Mary Miskiel of Nanticoke, Pa. He also is survived by 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held at Copeland's Moon Township Funeral Home, 981 Brodhead Road. Funeral Mass was held in St. Margaret Mary Church. Officiating was the Rev. John Ayoob. Burial followed in Resurrection Cemetery.

Pasquale (Patsy) Santeufemia, 79, of Moon Township died peacefully in his home Wednesday, Oct. 25.
He was born Dec. 20, 1921 in Italy, a son of the late Salvatore and Rita (DiCicco) Santeufima.
Mr. Santeufemia was retired as a railroad worker for Aliquippa and Southern Railroad. He was a veteran of the Italian Army World War II and a member of St. Margaret Mary Church in Moon.
He is survived by his wife, Marla (Pacella) Santeufemia; children Samuel and his wife Cherly; Joseph and Virginia Santeufemia; four sisters, Adelina, Yolanda, Maria and Laurina; two brothers, Attilio and Peppino; and one granddaughter, Shelley Santeufemia-Liller.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Antonio.
Friends were received at Copeland's Moon Township Funeral Home. Funeral mass was held at St. Margaret Mary Church, with Father John Ayoob officiating. Burial followed din Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzeimers Disease Foundation, 1009 Duquesne Blvd., Duquesne, Pa. 15110.

James Weber, 49, a life-long resident of Neville Island, died Oct. 16, 2000 at his residence. He was born in Sewickley on Oct. 22, 1950, a son of the late Louis and Margaret Gorby Selzer Weber.
Mr. Weber was employed by Medical Marketing Management Co. and was a member of the Coraopolis Sportsman Club.
He is survived by his brother, Archie Weber of Neville, and by friends, Darlene, Darryl and David Gifford, formerly of Glenfield. He also is survived by several aunts and uncles - Rose Charlton of Neville; Ed and Kay Marxen, Carnegie; Theresa Ford, Irwin; Steve Weber of Glenfield; Ross and Margaret Vandervot, Coraopolis; Ethel Gibson of East Palestine, Ohio; and Ray and Dorothy Musser of East Palestine, Ohio.
Visitation was held at Copeland's Coraopolis Funeral Home, where services were held with the Rev. Richard Anderson officiating. Burial followed in Coraopolis Cemetery.

Chester Casasanta, 79, a life-long resident of Coraopolis, died Sept. 22, 2000 in Sewickley Valley Hospital.
He was born on Aug. 8, 1921 in Sewickley and was a high lift operator for Valve Co.
He was a member of St. Joseph Church; was an Army staff sergeant in World War II; and was a member of McKees Rocks Elk and Coraopolis VFW.
He is survived by: his daughter, Donna Lee Burassa of Michigan; son Chester Casasanta of Coraopolis; sisters, Lillian Sommers of McKees Rocks, Yolanda Roncone of Coraopolis, Doris Harvard of New Orleans, Elma Bafile of Florida, Lorraine Peppers of Michigan and Diana Brosie of Coraopolis; brothers Roland Casasanta and Oliver Casasanta, both of Coraopolis; and two grandchildren.
Mr. Casasanta was preceded in death by his wife Mary Casasanta.
Memorial Mass was held at St. Joseph's Church with the Rev. Malcolm McDonald officiating. Funeral arrangements were made by Anthony J. Sanvito, Inc. Funeral Home, Coraopolis.

Rose Marie (Cuccaro) Cook, 75, of Stowe Township, formerly of Norwood, died Sept, 28, 2000 in Mariner Health Care Center of West Hills.
She was born in McKees Rocks on Sept. 19, 1925, a daughter of the late Guiseppi and Maria Volicando Cuccao.
She was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and the AARP in McKees Rocks. She retired in 1982 from the meat department in both the Thorofare, (32 years) and Shop & Save (four years) in Kennedy Township.
She is survived by her two children, Mary Rose Gettel of Stowe and William Cook of Crescent Township, and also five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, William Cook, in 1980; her three sisters, Ann Pitano, Theresa Cippola and Angie Kobet; and her four brothers, Leonard, Domenic, Lewis and Albert Cuccaro.
Visitation was held at Copeland's Moon Township Funeral Home, 981 Brodhead Road. Funeral services were held in Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, McKees Rocks, with the Rev. Richard Schoenleber officiating.
Burial followed in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.

Patricia Zaronsky Hill, 91, of Neville Island for the past 15 years and formerly of Findlay Township, died Sept. 18, 2000 in Sewickley Valley Hospital.
She was born in Pittsburgh on Aug. 16, 1909, a daughter of the late John and Victoria (Katausky) Zaronsky.
Mrs. Hill as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
She is survived by her daughter, Trudy Nesbitt of Neville Island, with whom she made her home; two grandsons, Ronald and Walter Nesbitt; three great-grandchildren, Bryan, Marsha and Bobby; great great-granddaughter Kaitlyn; and sister, Helen Holloway of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Hill, and a brother.
Visitation was held at Copeland's Coraopolis Funeral Home, where funeral services were held with the Rev. Harold Byers officiating.
Burial was private.

Julius Incorvati, 90, a 70-year resident of Robinson Township, died Sept. 24, 2000 in Sewickley Valley Hospital.
He was born on Dec. 20, 1909 in Bugnara, Province of L'Aqui, Italy.
He worked at Hostler-P&LE Railroad and was a member of St. Joseph Church. He was a World War II army veteran.
He is survived by: his wife, Connie Chirichetti; children, Thomas and his wife Patricia of Moon Township, and Phil Padak and her husband Michael of Economy Borough; and grandchildren, Kevin and Jared Incorvati and Greg and Julianne Padak.
Visitation was held at Anthony J. Sanvito, Inc. Funeral Home, Coraopolis. Services were held at St. Joseph Church with the Rev. Malcolm McDonald officiating. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery.

Hazel (Easton) Krull, 76, a resident of Neville Island for 55 years, died Sept. 16, 2000 in Las Vegas, Nev., where she has lived for 22 years.
She was born on March 4, 1923 on Neville Island.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan Snyder; her grandchildren, Vicky Snyder and Harry Snyder; her great-grandchildren, Melanie, Megan and Michelle; her sister, Dorothy (Easton) Frischman; and brothers, Noel Easton and Albert Easton.
All memorial contributions should be made to the Arthritis Foundation of Western Pa., 332 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa., 15222. Private services were handled by Bunkers Mortuary, Las Vegas, Nev.

Patricia Myers McKittrick, 79, a 40-year resident of Moon Township, died Oct. 6, 2000 in the Eastern Home.
She was born in Sharpsville, Pa, on June 28, 1921, a daughter of the late Harry and Fern (Fryar) Myers.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, John Dickey and Robert McKittrick.
Mrs. McKittrick retired in June 1986 from the RT Lewis Co. where she had been a secretary.
She was a member and Past Worthy Matron of OES #439 Coraopolis.
She was a member of the Coraopolis United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Janet Weaver of Hatfield, Pa.; her three grandchildren, Kim, Dana and John; two sisters, Betty Blose, Sharpsville, Pa., and Leta Myers, Moon Township; two brothers, Harry Myers of Sharpsville, Pa., and Virgil Myers, Arcanum, Ohio; and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation was private. Internment was held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Sharon, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to OES Lodge, #439 in care of Cordaine Mitchell, 118 N. Virco Dr., McKees Rocks, Pa. 15136.
Arrangements were made by Copeland's Coraopolis Funeral Home.

Randy Romine, 44, of Georgetown, died suddenly Oct. 7, 2000 in the emergency room of The Medical Center, Beaver.
He was born on June 16, 1956 in Pittsburgh to the late Claude and Lorraine McKinney Romine. He worked for the C&C Marina of Georgetown as a river boat pilot.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Claude and Ronnie Romine.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Neal Romine; his children, Lake Romine, Jade Romine and Brooklyn Romine, all at home, and Jesse Romine; a sister, Beth Romine; and his in-laws, Frank and Donna Neal of Clinton.
Friends were received at the Moody Funeral Home, Route 30, Clinton, where services were held. The Rev. Ted Chapman of the Clinton Weslyan Church officiated. Internment followed in the Hopewell-Hebron Cemetery.

Elizabeth (Bell) Smith, 89, a Coraopolis resident most of her life, died on Oct. 2, 2000 at Mariner Health Care Center, West Hills,
She was born in McCormick, S.C. on May 10, 1911, a daughter of the late Archie and Estella (Romey) Bell.
Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Grant Smith, and by a step-daughter, Vivian Watkins.
A graduate of New Castle High School, she was a member of St. Paul AME Zion Church, Coraopolis, where she was a former choir member and member of Mrs. Green's Bible Study Group, Progressive Group and Christian Women United.
She is survived by her two children, Juanita Bland of Coraopolis and William Dickerson of North Side Pittsburgh; three step-children, Leila Greer of Coraopolis, Eloise Dudley of Harrisburg, and Grant Smith of Beaver Falls.
Also by three sisters, Edith Carlson of Buffalo, N.Y., Lena Jones of Youngstown, Ohio, and Samantha Miller of Sharon, Pa.; a brother, Henry Bell of Philadelphia, Pa,; and grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
Friends were received at Copeland's Coraopolis Funeral Home, 867 Fifth Ave., Coraopolis.
Funeral services were held in Whosoever Wills Christian & Missionary Alliance.
The Rev. Robert Brown officiated.
Burial followed in Sewickley Cemetery.

Patsy Vescio, Jr. 59, a life-long resident of Moon Township., died suddenly on Tuesday, October 10, in Sewickley Valley Hospital.
He was born in Sewickley PA, on Nov. 29, 1940.
Mr. Vescio was a member of St. Margaret Mary Church.
He was employed for 12 years with Michael Baker, Inc as an electrical engineer.
Mr. Vescio designed the lighting for both the Pittsburgh and Dulles International Airports, and also oversaw all of their installation.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Cynthia (Paladina) Vescio; his mother, Mary Vescio of Sewickley; his loving children, Stephen P. Vescio and his wife Jennifer of Fairhaven Mass., Michael J. Vescio and his fiancee Lisa of Moon, Matthew Paladina of Moon Township; his sister, Mary Jane Ferrer of Ambridge; his three brothers, Frank J. Vescio of Center Township, Louis O Vescio of Virginia Beach, and William Vescio of Sewickley.
He was preceded in death by his father, Patsy Vescio, Sr. and his brother Robert Vescio.
Friends were received at Copeland's Moon Township Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass was held in St. Margaret Mary Church on with father John Ayoob officiating.
Burial followed in St. James Cemetery in Sewickley.

Harold Francis Vith, 77, a life-long resident of McKees Rocks, died Oct. 6, 2000 in St. John's Lutheran Care Center.
He was born on May 27, 1923 in Etna to the late Maximillian and Margaret (Kosher) Vith.
Mr. Vith was a supervisor for Neville Chemical for 35 years, retiring in 1987.
He was a member of the Coraopolis United Methodist Church and was an Army Air Corps veteran of WWII.
He was a sergeant and the recipient of the EAME Ribbon with four bronze battle stars, Air Medal, Good Conduct Medal and AM Theater Ribbon.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ethel (Swoger) Vith; four children-Harold Vith, Jr. of Lyden Texas, Robert Vith of Coraopolis, William Vith of Springfield, Ohio, and Rosemarie Koehler of Cranberry Township.
Also by six sisters, Margaret Cohouer of Pompano Beach, Fla., Maxine Kandrick of Grand Island, Fla., Mary Jane Taucher of Crafton, Marlene Hawk of McKees Rocks, Shirley Gallup of Coppers Cove, Texas and Charlotte McGouldrich of Kennedy Township; and one brother, Maximillian Vith of Kennedy Township.
He also is survived by 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death in his brother, Edward Vith.
Visitation was held at Copeland's Coraopolis Funeral Home, 867 Fifth Ave., Coraopolis, where funeral services were held.
The Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Sterling officiated. Burial followed in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Mary White, 96, of Shadyside, formerly of Coraopolis, died Oct. 6, 2000 in Hartland Health Care Center,
She was born July 29, 1904 in Hanover, Pa. a daughter of the late William and Ida (Littell) White.
Mrs. White is survived by her three children: Richard and his wife Kathleen White of Ben Avon; Agnes White of Pittsburgh; and Howard and Marion Barkfelt of Cleveland, Ohio. She also is survived by seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation was private. A memorial service was held later. Burial was private in Coraopolis Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Copeland's Coraopolis Funeral Home, 867 Fifth Ave., Coraopolis.

Catherine "Katie" Capisino, 94, a resident of Hopewell Township for 24 years and formerly a resident of Coraopolis for 70 years, died Sept. 17, 2000 in Sewickley Valley Hospital.
She was born in Coraopolis on Aug. 31, 1906.
Mrs. Capisino was a homemaker and member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Coraopolis.
She is survived by her daughters, Mary L. Wilkins of Hopewell, and Annette and her husband Dino Fiumare of Hopewell; her son, Frank and his wife Marge Capisino of Coraopolis; her sister, Jenny Thomas of Hopewell; eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren, two great, great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Friends were received at Copeland's Coraopolis Funeral Home. Mass was held in St. Joseph Church with the Rev. Malcolm McDonald officiating. Burial followed in St. Joseph Cemetery, Moon Township.

Viola Crowe, 80, a life-long resident of Neville Island, died Sept 23, 2000 in Allegheny General Hospital.
She was born on Dec. 12, 1919 in Chartiers, Pa, a daughter of the late Marlon and Eva (White) Cain.
She was a homemaker and member of the Neville Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Crowe is survived by her husband of 64 years, James Crowe of Neville; children Judy and her husband Carmen Sposaro of Hamilton, Ga., Jan and her husband Bob Fenimore of Moon Township, Dale and his wife Stephanie Crowe of Elizabeth Town, Ken.; Margie and her husband Jeff McElhaney of Clinton; Tim Crowe of Neville; Sherri and her husband Dennis Henderson of Clinton, and Lori Homol of Oakdale; and a sister, June Wyke of North Boro, Mass.; and 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held at Copeland's Coraopolis Funeral Home, 867 Fifth Ave. Services were held in Neville Island Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Richard Anderson. Burial was in Coraopolis Cemetery.

Francis Richard Dalesky, 72, former Kennedy Township police sergeant, died Sept. 4 in Conway, S.C.
A graduate of Braddock High School and the Allegheny County Police Academy, he was a 28-year veteran of the Kennedy Township Police Department and an NRA certified handgun instructor.
Sgt. Dalesky is survived by his wife, Jeanne Goff; son, David Grant of Conway; daughter, Dorette Frances Grasinger, and her husband, John; and grandchildren, Daniel Francis and Laura Ann, of Delmont, Pa.
A memorial Mass was celebrated at St. John Baptist de la Salle Church, Delmont, Pa. with the Rev. McGuirk officiating.

Doris Griffith, 73, of Neville Island, died Sept. 19, 2000.
She was born May 30, 1927 in Maryland, a daughter of the late Marie Wolfe and the late Richard Griffith.
She was retired from Dravo Corp. with 48 years of service; was membership chairman of the Dravo Seniors Organization; and was a 1944 graduate of Neville Township High School. She is survived by the Gilberti family, nieces, nephews and many loving friends.
Friends were received at Copeland's Coraopolis Funeral Home, where services were held with the Rev. Russell Turner officiating. Burial was private in Sylvania Hills.
Memorials can be made to Animal Friends of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

John Mortimer, 63, a 25-year resident of North Fayette Township, died suddenly on Sept.17, 2000 in Sewickley Valley Hospital.
He was born on July 16, 1937 in Kane, Pa, a son of the late Harry Mortimer and the late Kathryn Covert. He was an employee of US Tool & Die Co., Turtle Creek, Pa., for 10 years and previously of the former Eastern Airlines for 32 years.
Mr. Mortimer is survived by: his wife of 24 years, Victoria "Vicki" (Veronesi) Mortimer of Coraopolis; his children, Janna Mortimer of Coraopolis and Lisa Matesic of Pittsburgh; brothers, Harry Mortimer of San Juan, Capistrano, Calif. and Edward Mortimer of Brooklyn, Conn.; and grandchild, Lindsey Matesic.
Services were held at Wharton-Herrick Funeral Home in Imperial, with the Rev. Dr. Thomas Petrosky of Valley Presbyterian Church officiating.
Internment was held at Monongahela Cemetery, Monongahela, Pa.

Wilde (Tutwiler) Roush, 91, a 17-year resident of Avalon, died Sept. 15, 2000 in the Presbyterian Senior Center.
She was born in Pittsburgh on Jan. 28, 1909, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Helfer) Fisher.
Mrs. Roush was a homemaker and member of the Greenstone United Methodist Church in Avalon.
She is survived by: her son, the Rev. George Tutwiler, minister of music at Coraopolis United Methodist Church, of Aspinwall; her daughter-in-law, Janet Roush of Cherry Hill, N.J.; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at Greenstone United Methodist Church, 939 California Ave., Avalon, with the Rev. Janes Shaver, Jr. officiating.Family received friends in the church parlor after the service. Internment was private in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions can be made in her name to her church or to the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 616 N. Highland Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15208. Arrangements were made by Copeland's Coraopolis Funeral Home, 867 Fifth Ave., Coraopolis.

George Scharff, 82, of Marietta, died on Oct. 3, 2000 at the Arbors at Marietta, Ohio.
He was born on Jan. 29, 1918 in Pittsburgh, a son of the the late William and Emma (Wobb) Scharff.
He was a pipe fitter, having worked for Dravo Corp. for 35 years before retiring in 1978. He had moved to Marietta in June of 1950, with the Dravo, Corp. He was a member of the American Legion, Post #64 and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Mr. Scharff was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was an avid gardener and loved woodworking.
He is survived by one son, Fred Scharff, and his wife, Elaine of Parkersburg, W.Va.; four daughters, Phyllis Meister and her husband, Don, of Marietta; Christine McKenzie, of San Diego, Calif.; Debbie Dennis and her husband, Stefan of Findlay, Ohio; and Mary "Petey" Decker and her husband, Dave, of Harriettsville, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Dorothea Majestic of Coraopolis, Barbara Winters and her husband, Ed, of Malta, Ohio, and Thyra DeMarco of Russell, Kan.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Tomana) Scharff on July 21, 1992. They had been married on Feb. 19, 1938.
Also preceded by a grandson, David Chutes; a brother, Fred Scharff; and three sisters, Edythe Merritt, Margaret Mackins and Helen Messmer.
Funeral Liturgy, with Mass, was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marietta with Msgr. Edward Kakascik as celebrant. Burial was held in new St. Mary's Cemetery, with full military rites being observed.

Eleanor Murphy Shaffer, 94, formerly of Chippewa Township, died Sept. 19, 2000, in the Mariner Care Home, Moon Township.
She was born on Jan. 27, 1906 in Beaver Falls, a daughter of the late Edward and Mary Murphy.
She was a past member of the Chippewa Lions Club and member of the Chippewa United Methodist Church for the last 51 years.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Gerry Fisher of Sewickley; a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Barbara Shaffer of Darlington, Pa.; three grandchildren, Lynn and her husband Kirk Anderson of Cranberry, Pam and her husband, Nick Kruschke of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; and Dave Fisher and his wife Kristen, of Cranberry; four great-grandchildren, Berkley, Hanna, Troy and Cole; and a brother, Dr. Ken Murphy, Columbiana, Ohio.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Shaffer, in 1969 and two brothers, Edward and Raymond Murphy.
Campbell's Chippewa Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.

Charles Stoner, 73, of Moon Township died Sept. 22, 2000 at Wightman Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Squirrel Hill.
He was born on April 29, 1927, a son of the late Robert and Elva (Evans) Stoner.
Mr. Stoner was a retired rector for Duquesne Light Co., where he worked for 45 years. He served as president of Duquesne Light Co. Retirees Club which met once a month.
He also was a member of F & AM McKees Rocks, Pa. Lodge.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Rosemary (Yuzenas) Stoner, of Moon Township; daughters, Linda Foster of Neville Island, Gail McQuiston of Neville Island, and Roxanne Timulak of Raccoon Township; son, Marc Stoner of Modesta, Calif.; sisters, Leona Cornelius, of Coraopolis, Margie Jellison, of Brookline; brothers, Robert Stoner, Jr., of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Lawrence Stoner of Orange County, Calif.; and 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held at Copeland's Moon Township Funeral Home, 981 Brodhead Road, where services were held with the Rev. James Tracey officiating.

Mary Terenzio, 83, who lived most of her life in Coraopolis and 20 years in Banning, Calif., died Sept. 12, 2000 in the Beaver Medical Center.
She was born in Coraopolis on March 27, 1917, a daughter of the late Mark and Angeline (Melisci) Terenzio.
She was president of AARP in Banning, Calif.; a volunteer as a Pink Lady in SanGorgnia Passavant Hospital; and president of Grandmothers Club, Banning, Calif.
Ms. Terenzio is survived by her two nephews, Ronald Terenzio and his wife Barbara of Billings, Mont. and Robert Terenzio of Graham, WA; her niece, Linda Sutliff and her husband, Tom, of Hemet, Calif.; three grandnephews and nieces; and many great grandnephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Lawrence Terenzio, and her sister-in-law, Luda Terenzio.
Friends were received at Copeland's Coraopolis Funeral Home, where the service was held. The Rev. Wayne Jackson officiated. Burial was held in the family lot in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorials can be made in her name to the First Assemblies of God, State and Maple, Coraopolis, Pa. 15108.

James Turko, 50, of Robinson Township died suddenly on Sept 23, 2000 in Ohio Valley General Hospital.
He was born on July 21, 1950, a son of to Stella (Terpack) Turko and the late Frank Turko.
He was an electrician for 27 years at Norfolk and Southern Railroad.
He was a lifelong resident of the area; member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church; and member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
He also was a Vietnam era war veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Donna (Paulson) Turko of Robinson Township; his mother, Stella (Terpack) Turko of Euless, Texas; siblings, Connie Spagnoli of Roanoke, Texas and Cindy Dotchin and Chris Herring, both of Euless, Texas; and children, James Turko of Monaca, Pa., Lori and her husband Thomas Maceikis of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Brian Turko, Robinson Township.
Visitation was held at Copeland's Moon Township Funeral Home, 981 Brodhead Road.
Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Margaret Mary Church, Moon Township, with the Rev. John Ayoob officiating. Burial was in Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Mary Ruth Turner, 83, of Leetsdale died Sept. 13, 2000.
She was born Sept 19, 1916 in Chesapeake Bay, Md. to the late Zebedee Harris and the late Edith (Grigg) Harris.
Mrs. Turner was a housewife and member of the St. Matthews AME Zion Church, Sewickley.
She is survived by her sons, William Turner of Edgeworth and Richard Turner of California; her daughter, Mary Ruth (Sweetie) Turner Mitchell of Coraopolis; her brothers, Robert Harris of Ambridge and Joseph Harris of Pittsburgh; and her three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two great, great- grandchildren.
Arrangements were made by the Richard Cole Funeral Home, 328 Beaver Street, Sewickley.

James Bonham, age 80 of Coraopolis, died Sept. 15, 2000 of Alzheimer's Disease in the Atrium I, Robinson Township where he has been a resident for four years.
The owner of J.H. Bonham Agency, formerly located in Moon Township, Mr. Bonham was a successful independent agent for Aetna Life and Casualty Insurance.
His community-minded business served policy holders from the surrounding areas for 31 years.
His Beaver Grade Road agency was purchased in 1984 by Myer & Eckenrode Insurance agency, Carnegie.
Mr. Bonham was a long-time member of Montour Heights Country Club.
He attended Mercersburg Academy in 1939 after graduating from Coraopolis High School.
He went on to play football as part of the Class of 1944 at Penn State.
He was captain of the junior varsity team his freshman year and played varsity his sophomore year.
His college football career ended in 1942 when he enlisted in the armed forces.
He was awarded a Bronze Star and Purple Heart, having been wounded in a battle in the Netherlands in 1943.
His commanding officer wrote of that battle- 35th Infantry Division of Germany, first lieutenant, 784 Tank Battalion:
"When the maintenance section of this unit was cut off from the main body of the tank column, Lt. Bonham promptly directed mortar fire on the enemy, then proceeded to fire a rocket launcher with good effect until he was seriously wounded by enemy fire.
His courageous initiative and disregard for personal safety reflects the credit upon his character as an officer."
His severe injuries led to two years of convalescing in three East Coast army hospitals.
He eventually returned to Coraopolis after retiring as a commissioned officer.
Even in his darkest hours, as he fought the Alzheimer's Disease, he was always considered a gentleman by family, friends and nursing staff.
His wife, Edna Bonham, also of Coraopolis, whom he married at St. Stephens Church, Sewickley, in 1950, preceded him in death.
He is survived by: his son, Benjamin Bonham; his daughter-in-law, Amy Bonham; and his grandchildren, Marian Rae and Lillian Rose Bonham.
He will be sorely missed and remembered fondly.
Services were held at Atrium I Chapel, Robinson Township.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 241 Fourth Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222, or to the Alzheimer's Disease Alliance of Western Pa., Atrium I NSG Research Center, 5180 Campbells Run Road, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15205.
Arrangements were made by Copeland's Coraopolis Funeral Home, 867 Fifth Ave., Coraopolis.

Robert Cain, 72, of Imperial died Sept. 26, 2000 in the Sewickley Valley Hospital.
He was born June 15, 1928 in New Castle, a son of the late Marlon and Eva White Cain.
Mr. Cain was a member of the Findlay High School Class of 1947.
He was a retired maintenance foreman for USS Chemical Division on Neville Island.
He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, and a member of the West Middlesex VFW Post 6233.
Mr. Cain was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family at their camp in Clarion County.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his in-laws, Cal and Freda Garrett, infant daughter Sissy Cain, brothers Francis and John Cain, and two sisters, Peg Crowe and Frances Watson.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Betty Garrett Cain, who he married June 26, 1949. Also by a daughter and son-in-law, Bobbye and Richard Navickas of Imperial; his beloved grandson, Jake Garrett Navickas; and a sister, June Wyke of North Boro, Mass.
Friends were received at the Moody Funeral Home, where services were held Sept. 30, with the Rev. Ken Anderson officiating. Interment followed in Haywood Cemetery, West Middlesex, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the West Allegheny Aqua Club, Box 738, Imperial, Pa. 15126.

Nancy Ann Dunkle, 66, a native of Williamsport, Pa. and resident of Port St. Lucie, Fla., for the past 10 years, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000 at her home.
She worked as an administrative secretary for Joseph Keppel & Son in Moon Township for 20 years.
She was employed by Messer and Ray, Attorneys at Law, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church of Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Mrs. Dunkle is survived by her husband, Ralph Dunkle, Jr. of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; two daughters, Susan Dunkle-Bernudez and husband Angel of Palm Beach Garden, Fla.; and Barbara Dunkel-Eberle and husband, David, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and two grandchildren.
A Memorial service was conducted Sept. 15 at Hope Lutheran Church of Port St. Lucie with the Rev. Jared Olson officiating.
Wallace & White Funeral Home in Stuart, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.

Marjorie E. (Tretow) Stokes, 65, a Moon Township resident most of her life, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000 in Mariner Health Care Center of West Hills.
She was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. on April 30, 1935, a daughter of the late Albert and Katherine Tretow.
She is survived by her four children and their spouses: Fred Siebert and wife Kathleen of Imperial; Patricia Kamalich and husband Frank Kamalich of Moon; James Siebert of Moon; Amber Druschel and husband Bill of Denver, N.C.; one brother, Ernest Tretow of Steubenville, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Jeremy, Erica, Jason, Stefanie, Caitlyn, Cory and Nicole; and many friends.
A memorial service was held at Copeland's Coraopolis, 867 Fifth Ave. with the Rev. John Free officiating. Burial was private.


 

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