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|CLARA S. (BYTHEWAY) AIRGOOD
Clara S. (Bytheway) Airgood, 86, of Pitcairn, on Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999. Wife of the late Roy W. ``Piney'' Airgood; mother of Clara (husband, John) Thomas of Texas, Hazel (husband, Andy) Powanda of North Huntingdon, June (husband, Bill) Schade of Pitcairn, William (wife, Dolly) Airgood of North Huntingdon, Thomas (wife, Mary Joyce) Airgood of Penn Hills, and the late LeRoy Eugene Airgood; sister of Gertrude Kustra of McKeesport, Rose Zello of Greensburg and the late Margaret Tatters, Sara Tatters, John, Ed and William Bytheway. Also 27 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Friends received Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the WILLIAM O. PEARCE FUNERAL HOME INC., 318 Wall Ave., Pitcairn. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 175 McMichael Road, Carnegie, Thursday at 11 a.m.
ROSEANN G. (HENSBERGER) ANDRIECHACK
THOMAS W. BOWERS
MARGARET A. CALLAGHAN
GEORGE R. CHOPP
MARIAN FRANCIS HUGHES
GEORGE E. MORLET JR.
JOHN C. NELSON SR.
ALLAN GLENN SANDMEYER
PAUL F. SPARROW
LEAH MARRIOTT STATHERS
Clara ``Susie'' Beatty, 72, of Monroeville, on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999. Wife of the late Edgar E. Beatty; dear mother of Mark A. Beatty of Monroeville and Susan M. Hasten of St. Louis, Mo.; dear grandmother of Jeremy, Cara, Katie and Lyndsey; and sister of Jean Dzendzel, Betty Byerly, Lottie Elias, Alice Akins, Alvin Shearer and the late William Shearer. Friends may call at GENE VAN HORN'S MONROEVILLE GOLDEN RULE FUNERAL HOME, Beatty Road at Route 48 North, Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services at the Crossroads Presbyterian Church Friday at 10:30 a.m.
JOSEPH D. BROWNE III
Joseph D. Browne III, of Baldwin Borough, on Monday, Nov. 15, 1999. Beloved husband of Corinne O. (Cherry); and father of Linda A. Paul, Brenda J. Zampini, Michael J. Browne of Dallas, Texas, Patrick E. Browne, Thomas J. Browne of Gray, Tenn., William F. Browne, Kathleen M. McNaughton and Joanne L. Reeves. Also survived by 16 grandchildren, nieces, nephews, a great-niece and a great-nephew. Brother of James J. Browne, Edward K. Browne and Mary Stone. Friends received Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the GRIFFITH MORTUARY INC., 5636 Brownsville Road, Broughton-Curry-South Park Township. Funeral prayer Thursday at noon with Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Angels Church at 12:30 p.m. Interment private. Family requests donations to University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Office of Development, UPCI, 3471 Fifth Ave., Suite 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
DAVID E. DUNLAY
David E. Dunlay, 44, of Chillicothe, Ohio, on Monday, Nov. 15, 1999. Father of David Dunlay of Union City, N.J. Son of Edward R. Dunlay and the late Delores Kemper Dunlay. Stepson of Marilyn Stetler Dunlay of Oakmont. Brother of Edward and Brian Dunlay, Donna Moore, Teresa Hampton and Kim Feuersanger, and the late Daniel Dunlay. Stepbrother of Kim Patterson, Dr. Kathy Stetler-Williams and Lisa Stetler. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the THOMAS D. ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME, 378 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Irenaeus Church, Oakmont, with Father Paul Cynwar as celebrant. David was an accountant and an Army veteran from the Vietnam era. Memorial contributions to American Diabetes Association, 300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 700, Pittsburgh, PA 15235.
WILMA L. GALL
Wilma L. Gall, 86, of Pleasant Hills, on Monday, Nov. 15, 1999. A member of the Allegheny General Nurses Association Alumni. Beloved sister of Esther Anderson; and aunt of Judith Maurhoff. Also survived by many other nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. Entombment Jefferson Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
JULIA M. GOODNIGHT
Julia M. Goodnight, 89, of Jeannette, formerly of Turtle Creek, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, in the Baldock Health Care Centre, North Huntingdon. She was born July 4, 1910, a daughter of the late Matthew and Mary Norkus Zellonis. She was a member of the Ascension Church of Jeannette. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and John Zellonis; two sisters, Mary Kosis and Madalyn Lockwood; and two grandsons, Kenneth and Christopher Long. She is survived by her husband, H. Kenneth Goodnight; a daughter, Linda Woloshun and her husband, John, of Jeannette; a son, Donald Long and his wife, Diane, of Murrysville; four grandchildren, Terance Woloshun of Hempfield Township, Jeremy Woloshun of Grapeville, Pamela Long of Shorewood, Wis., and Heather Long of Murrysville; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette, beginning Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in the Ascension Church, Jeannette. Interment will follow in the Braddock Catholic Cemetery, Braddock Hills.
CLEO J. GOVI
Cleo J. Govi, 91, of Yukon, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, at the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born May 25, 1908, in Guffey, Pa., a son of the late Joseph and Wilhema Govi. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Westinghouse Electric Corp. at its East Pittsburgh plant as a quality control inspector. He was also employed by the Tribune-Review as a motor carrier for 10 years. He was a member of the Seven Dolors Roman Catholic Church, Yukon, where he served as a Eucharistic minister and usher. He was also a member of the Yukon Bowling League and a past member of the Yukon Volunteer Fire Co. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Aldo Govi; and a sister, Dea Cervi. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Molly E. Ondrejko Govi; a son, Gerald Govi and his wife, Rose Marie, of Yukon; a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Marsha) Mencer of Ruffsdale RD1; five grandchildren, Justin, Jared and Jordan Govi, Maria Bradish and her husband, Joseph, and Matthew Mencer; and a great-grandson, Colton Govi. Friends will be received at the BEATTY-RICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 136, Madison, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in the Seven Dolors Roman Catholic Church, Yukon, with the Rev. Thomas W. Rogers as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Seven Dolors Church Cemetery, South Huntingdon Township. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Seven Dolors Church, P.O. Box 308, Yukon, PA 15698, or to the Yukon Volunteer Fire Co.
RODERICK C. HOAK JR.
Roderick C. Hoak Jr., 71, of Elizabeth, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, in IHS at Mountain View, Greensburg. Born Nov. 20, 1927, in Liberty Borough, a son of the late Roderick C. and Martha Jane McLean Hoak. He was a self-employed salvage contractor. He is survived by his wife, Cornelia Davis Hoak; two sisters, Martha Jane Donaldson of Buena Vista and Bonnie Ziegler of Greensburg; and three brothers, Hugh C. Hoak of West Newton, Joseph C. Hoak of Ligonier, and John T. Hoak of Mt. Vernon. Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the RALPH L. JOHNSON FUNERAL HOME, 3411 Wood St., Buena Vista, where a service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Marjorie Lindahl officiating. Interment Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township.
FREDERICK W. KIRSCHMAN JR.
Frederick W. Kirschman Jr. died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at 3:10 p.m., in Tampa, Fla. Fred, ``Skip,'' was born in Pittsburgh in 1906, and lived most of his life in that area, later moving to Southport, N.C., where he and his wife, Miriam, lived for 18 years. Skip was a superintendent of maintenance at the Carrie Furnace Rankin Plant of U.S. Steel, where he was employed for 48 years. He was a Past Master of the Free and Accepted Masons at the McCandless Lodge in Pittsburgh, a 33rd Degree Mason and a Shriner. He was also an elder in the Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh and later a member of the Southport Presbyterian Church, and a Rotarian for over 20 years. Fred was from a large family including his father, Frederick W. Kirschman Sr.; mother, Rose Boeltz Kirschman; brothers, Edwin and Elmer; and sisters, Helen and Laura Vetter, all of whom are deceased. He is survived by his two brothers, Albert and Howard, both of Pittsburgh; and his two sisters, Betty Hardin of Hartwell, Ga., and Delores McIlwaine of Ocala, Fla. Fred is also survived by his wife, Miriam; his daughter, Thelma Wood of Hilton Head, S.C.; and sons, Frederick of Lakeland, Fla., and David of Tampa, Fla. Fred Kirschman was a gentle and friendly man who will be missed by his family and friends. Memorial contributions may be made in his name with the Masons, at the Homestead-Amity-McCandless Lodge #582, Dravosburg, Pa., telephone (412) 469-8418. Services are planned for Tampa and Pittsburgh. Arrangements by GONZALEZ FUNERAL HOME, Tampa, Fla.
WILLIAM C. KLINGENSMITH JR.
Bruno ``Bazz'' Kmieciak, 86, of Everson, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, at Integrated Health Service of Greater Pittsburgh, Greensburg. He was born Nov. 24, 1912, in Everson Valley, a son of the late Albert, who died Dec. 13, 1917, and Sophia Rogalinski Kmieciak, who died Nov. 14, 1950. Bazz was a lifetime member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Everson, and a former member of the church choir for several years. He was a retired welder for Uptegraff Manufacturing Co., Scottdale, with over 35 years of service and served as shop steward for several years. Bazz was a member and past treasurer for the F.O.E. Scottdale and former board member for Scottdale Joint School District and Southmoreland School District for 17 years. He was a high school sports enthusiast and member of the Southmoreland School Board Athletic Committee. Bazz valued education, was a lifelong learner, and enjoyed being a public servant for others. Bazz leaves to cherish his memories, his loving and devoted children, a daughter, Sharyn M. Kmieciak of Everson and Randy Kmieciak and wife, Tammy, of Everson; two grandchildren, Randi Jo and Bradley David Kmieciak, both of Everson; a sister, Sophia ``Sarah'' Selemon of Scottdale; and number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 45 years, Mary Elizabeth Soltis Kmieciak, who died April 6, 1992; six sisters, Clara Tager, who died Feb. 18, 1980, Sally Johnson, who died in 1978, Josephine T. Parfitt, who died Dec. 6, 1988, Edna and Mary Kmieciak, both in their youth, Dorothy Siwula, who died Aug. 3, 1992; and a brother, Watson Kmieciak, who died Nov. 26, 1982. Bazz's family will receive friends in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph R.C. Church, Everson, with the Rev. Joseph L. Sredzinski and the Rev. Dennis A. Bogusz as con-celebrants. Interment to follow in St. Joseph R.C. Parish Cemetery, Everson. A parish wake service will be held Thursday at 8 p.m. in the funeral home.
DONALD T. KOLBE
Donald T. Kolbe, 70, of Hazelkirk (Carroll Township), died Monday, Nov. 15, 1999, at Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was born Oct. 15, 1929, in Hazelkirk, a son of the late Frederick and Mary Bendig Kolbe. He was a lifelong resident of Hazelkirk and was a member of Transfiguration Church of Monongahela. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion James C. Ford Post #949 of Dunkirk. Mr. Kolbe was a retired carpenter from Frank Irey Industries of Monongahela and formerly employed as a concrete finishing foreman by D.L. Kollar Contracting of East McKeesport. Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Dorothy Bialon Kolbe; a daughter, Donna MacCamy and husband, Robert, of Forest Hills; a son, Douglas F. Kolbe of Monongahela; three grandchildren, Renee and Robbie MacCamy, and Richard Steven Kolbe; a sister, Martha Basel of Van Voorhis, Pa.; and a brother, Robert Kolbe of New Eagle. Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the L.M. FRYE FUNERAL HOME INC., 427 W. Main St., Monongahela. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in Transfiguration Church with the Rev. William P. Feeney, pastor, as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery.
CHRISTIAN SHANE SKOVIRA
Christian Shane Skovira, infant son of Michael E. and Jennifer L. (Elder) Skovira of Latrobe RD4 (Cook Township), died Monday, Nov. 15, 1999, at Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Brett Allen Skovira. In addition to his parents, he is survived by three brothers, Michael, Samuel and Colin; paternal grandparents, Ralph and Betty Skovira of Acme RD1; maternal grandparents, Tom and Connie Elder of Greensburg; and maternal great-grandmothers, Virginia Troy and Catherine Wineland, both of Greensburg. A private graveside service will be held this morning in St. Clair Cemetery, Hempfield Township.
GARY J. SOYKA
Gary J. ``Guffey'' Soyka, 43, of Sutersville, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, in Jeannette District Memorial Hospital, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born March 7, 1956, in Greensburg, a son of John and Martha Foster Soyka of Sutersville. He was a dog trainer and animal lover, a ``Jack of all trades and master of most.'' He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and a 1975 graduate of Yough High School. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a son, Jarett Soyka-Laudadio of Jeannette; three brothers, John ``Jerry'' and wife, Barb, of Miami Beach, Fla., Jeff of Atlanta, Ga., and Ricky and wife, Vickie, of Monessen; and a sister, Cheryl Soyka Menser and husband, Greg, of Bovard. Also several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins, many friends, and a loving and caring dog, Mariah. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John and Alice Soyka and maternal grandparents, John and Maggie Foster. Friends will be received Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., West Newton, where a service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Darrel Evans officiating. Interment West Newton Cemetery.
V. REGINA OSTER STEVENSON
V. Regina Oster Stevenson, 80, of Mt. Pleasant, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Sept. 26, 1919, in Bedford County, a daughter of the late Hugh and Florence Elliott Oster. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a transportation manager at the Mark Lines Bus Co. After retirement, she worked as a volunteer for the Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. For many years, she was an accomplished amateur bowler and also enjoyed gardening and cross-stitching. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Stevenson, in 1984; and three brothers, Alvin, Hugh and John Oster. Survived by two daughters, Cynthia Stevenson of Norvelt and Dawn Hall of Mt. Pleasant; the light of her life, her grandson, Garrett Hall of Lake Wylie, S.C.; and a sister, Reta Brown of Mt. Pleasant. Friends will be received at the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, Norvelt, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m. Her funeral service will be held in the funeral home Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Kevin Brown officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Joy Cemetery, Star Route, Mt. Pleasant. Sandra L. Hoffer, funeral director.
WAYNE L. WATSON
Wayne L. Watson, 77, of Jeannette, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, in Westmoreland Manor, Hempfield Township. He was born Sept. 25, 1922, in Jeannette, a son of the late Walter and Ora May King Watson. He was previously employed by Al's Bargain Center in Jeannette. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Janet Peterson; and three brothers, Warren, Willis and Laird Watson. He is survived by a son, Jason Watson of Jeannette; two brothers, Glenn Watson and his wife, Ann, of Greensburg and Merle Watson and his wife, Doris, of Jeannette; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Mark A. Wallace officiating. Interment will follow in Brush Creek Cemetery, Hempfield Township.
ANN M. WOHLGEMUTH
Ann M. Wohlgemuth, 58, of Murrysville, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and Duquesne University, Mrs. Wohlgemuth was a corporate attorney for Allegheny Power Systems, and formerly a teacher for the Pittsburgh Public School System. Professionally, she was active in diverse aspects of the law, including being an arbitrator for the World Intellectual Property Organization, the American Arbitration Association, the Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas, and as a board member and vice president of the American Corporate Council Association. Active in the Murrysville community for 28 years, Mrs. Wohlgemuth was a member and former vice president of the Franklin Regional School District for the past eight years. In addition, she was the founder of ``Discovery,'' one of the first after-school enrichment programs for children, and assisted in the development of the Program for Adults Re-entering the Workforce, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Seton Hill College. Beloved wife of Mel J. Wohlgemuth Jr., and devoted mother of Allaire E. and Melville J. Wohlgemuth III, she is also survived by a brother and his wife, Thomas M. and Mary J. Mulroy of Allison Park; a sister, Kay E. Mulroy of Pittsburgh; two nieces; and a nephew. Friends will be received Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JOHN T. HART FUNERAL HOME, 3103 Lillian Ave., Murrysville. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in the Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville. Interment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Murrysville Community Library, Murrysville, PA 15668.