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|ANNA IARUSSI AMICONE
Anna Iarussi Amicone, 82, of North Huntingdon, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, at her home. She was born Jan. 7, 1917, in North Side, Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Jiuseppi and Rosina Fontecchia Iarussi of Abruzzi, Italy. She was a self-employed hairdresser for many years. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church of Irwin and its Golden Echoes, member of the AARP, and was a Red Cross volunteer during World War II. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Joseph Iarussi; and a sister, Margaret Cannella. Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Lewis Amicone; a daughter, Linda A. and her husband, Jack Wampler, of Greensburg; two sons, Lewis C. and his wife, Susan Amicone, of North Huntingdon and Robert A. and his wife, Joann Amicone, of Ligonier; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Nellie Sturno of Orlando, Fla. Friends were received Monday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., Fifth and Oak streets, Irwin, and will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will follow in the North Side Catholic Cemetery, Pittsburgh.
MARSHA A. (BAGGLEY) BARD
Marsha A. (Baggley) Bard, 55, of Greensburg, died Monday, Nov. 22, 1999, in Latrobe Hospital. She was born April 30, 1944, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Russell and Anna Baggley. Marsha was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Jeannette, the Les Ami Bowling League and the Main Bowl in Greensburg, and was an avid bingo player. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Benson. Marsha is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Kenneth Bard; a son, Russell Bard and fiancee, Anna Finney, of Latrobe; a sister, Lillian Miller and Tony Morelli of Jeannette; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive family and friends at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC. AT TWIN VALLEY, 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, (724) 468-1177, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Marsha's funeral service wiIl be held in the funeral home Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Dale Roddy, of the First United Methodist Church of Jeannette, officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. Kevin P. Altman, supervisor, in charge of arrangements.
HELEN R. WILKINS BLUM
Helen R. Wilkins Blum, of Monroeville, died Monday, Nov. 22, 1999. Employee of MSA (Mine Safety Appliances) for 43 years. Beloved wife of Edward C.; beloved mother of Edward V. of Butler, Memory R. Campbell of Oakmont, and Charleen H. Sokol of Harrison City; six grandchildren; two great-grandsons; sister of Audrey Baumgartel, Dale Miller, and Ronald Wilkins. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Member of the Eastern Star Lodge #647, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Friends received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Services Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Penn Hills.
AGNES V. FLOCK
Agnes V. Flock, 85, of Greensburg, died Monday, Nov. 22, 1999, in the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Dec. 14, 1913, in Yukon, a daughter of the late Michael and Frances Danec Kamarchik. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Greensburg, the Order of Eastern Star, the Ladies Auxiliary of Kedron Commandery No. 18 and the Women's Interfaith Bowling League. She was an honorary member of the Swede Hill Civic Association and was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Carbon Volunteer Fire Department. For the past 30 years, she had been employed by Mark Ferry Auctioneers. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her beloved husband, Harry G. Flock Sr.; three brothers, Rudolph, Joseph, and Michael Kamarchik; and five sisters, Anna Mae Woolfolk, Julia Dent, Mary Sturnick, Pauline Vertacnik and Bertha Korber. She is survived by four sons, the Rev. Richard H. Flock and his wife, Barbara, of Greensburg, Dr. William M. Flock and his wife, Sue, of Chattanooga, Tenn., Harry G. Flock Jr. and his wife, Frances, and Norman D. Flock and his wife, Donna, all of New Stanton; 11 grandchildren, Timothy R., Andrew R., Harry G. ``Guy'' III, Patrick A., Jeremy D., Matthew R. and Zachary M. Flock, Linda Davis, JayeAnn Senner, Dana M. Findley and Jessica Shadron; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Pete Kamarchik and his wife, Catherine, of Greensburg and Walter Kamarchik of Olmsted, Ohio; two sisters, Frances Stevenson and her husband, Harrold ``Red,'' of Greensburg and Matilda Makar and her husband, Frank, of Youngwood; a daughter-in-law, Shirley Flock of Littleton, Colo., and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Services will be held Wednesday at noon in the First Lutheran Church, Greensburg, with the Rev. E. Allen Scanlon and the Rev. Craig T. Hess, co-officiating. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park. Should friends desire, memorials may be placed with the First Lutheran Church, 246 S. Main St., Greensburg.
RANDY LEE HOLBY
Randy Lee Holby, 45, of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., formerly of New Alexandria, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, at his home. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC. AT TWIN VALLEY, 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, (724) 468-1177. Kevin P. Altman, supervisor, in charge.
GEORGE R. KARDELL
George R. Kardell, of West Mifflin, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999. Husband of Paula Kardell; two sons, Kenneth of Duquesne and Wayne of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Louise Zavodny and Anne Guthrie; a sister-in-law, Eleanor Kardell; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. Funeral service Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment Monongahela Cemetery, North Braddock. He was a retired Port Authority bus driver and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II.
WALTER C. KISER
Walter C. ``Wally'' Kiser, 60, of Derry RD3, died Monday, Nov. 22, 1999. He was born Sept. 9, 1939, in Port Vue, a son of the late John and Christine Gochnour Kiser. He was employed in customer service for AGL Inc. of Wall, had retired from Equitable Gas Co. with 37 years of service, and had formerly sung with the ``Twiliters'' from McKeesport. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Zachary; and his mother-in-law, Louise C. Puschman. Wally is survived by his wife, Cathy M. Puschman Kiser; a son, Justin W.; and a daughter, Stephanie L., all at home; four brothers, John Allen Kiser of Mt. Vernon, Donald Kiser of Port Vue, Gary Kiser of Jeannette and Kris Kiser of Homestead. The family will receive friends Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the MICHAEL J. QUINLISK FUNERAL HOME INC., 548 N. Chestnut St., Derry. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 2 p.m. in St. Joseph Church with the Rev. Stephen C. West as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Derry.
DOLORES J. KOZAR
Dolores J. Kozar, 71, of Tarrs, died Monday, Nov. 22, 1999, in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. She was born Feb. 8, 1928, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Josephine Isola Tate. Mrs. Kozar was a member of the East Huntingdon Firemen's Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the Visitation Roman Catholic Church of Mt. Pleasant. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Kozar, in March 1992. She is survived by her loving family: her children, Robert H. Kozar and his wife, Cindy, of Ruffsdale, David J. Kozar, Thomas E. Kozar and William P. Kozar, all of Tarrs, and Tracey Kuchar and her husband, William, of Ruffsdale; two grandchildren, William Kozar Jr. and Kristi Kozar, both of Greensburg; and two sisters, Ann Bierer of Tarrs and Betty Hagood of Cheyenne, Wyo. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, John Tate; and two sisters, Marie Germano and Geraldine Shondelmyer. Friends will be received Tuesday from 12 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at GALONE-CARUSO'S, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Visitation R.C. Church, Mt. Pleasant, with the Rev. Anthony W. Ditto as celebrant. Interment Visitation Parish Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant.
ROSE M. MARNE
Rose M. Marne, 89, of Mt. Pleasant, died Monday morning, Nov. 22, 1999, at Latrobe Area Hospital. Rose was born July 5, 1910, in Catanzaro, Italy, a daughter of the late Costontino and Michelena Donato Caroleo. She was a member of St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church and was also a member of the Ladies Lodge Sons of Italy, Sons of Columbus Ladies Lodge and also a member of the Ladies of Mt. Carmel and the Mt. Pleasant Senior Citizens. Rose was the loving mother of Peter F. Marne and his wife, Bonnie, of Kecksburg, and Richard J. Marne at home; three grandchildren, Beth Ann Giles and her husband, James, Peter Scott Marne and his wife, Johanna, and Keith David Marne and his wife, Jill; three great-grandchildren, Ethan Scott Marne, Kathryn Rose Giles, and Noah Robert Marne; a sister, Mrs. Carmela Rega of Mt. Pleasant; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Frank Marne, in 1973. Friends will be received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 11 a.m. in the St. Pius X R.C. Church with the Rev. Father Michael W. Matusak as celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. Pius X Cemetery. Parish wake service will be held in the funeral home Tuesday at 3 p.m. The Ladies of Mt. Carmel Society of St. Pius will recite the rosary in the funeral home Tuesday at 6 p.m.
THOMAS F. MOOGAN SR.
Thomas F. Moogan Sr., 87, of Wellsville, N.Y., died Monday, Nov. 22, 1999, in his home. On Jan. 15, 1946, in Imperial, Pa., he married the former Laura Logan, who predeceased him on April 14, 1994. Surviving is a daughter, L. Christine Moogan of Olean, N.Y. He was predeceased, in addition to his wife, by a son, Thomas F. Moogan Jr., on Aug. 24, 1993. Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the J.W. EMBSER SONS FUNERAL HOME INC., Wellsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Nov. 27, at 11 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. A prayer service will precede the Mass at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
EDWARD T. SAINT
Edward T. Saint, 96, of Greensburg, formerly of Grapeville, died Monday,
Nov. 22, 1999, in the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was
born July 28, 1903, in Jeannette, a son of the late John T. Saint and Mary
Millet Saint Joyce. Prior to retirement, he was an employee of the Hempfield
Area School District. He was also a former self-employed electrician. In
addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret
Blanche Saint; three brothers, Charles, William, and Isaac Saint; two sisters,
Lucy Baker and Myrtle Baker; and three grandchildren, Gary, Henrietta,
and Diane Saint. Survived by two sons, George E. Saint and his wife, Charlotte,
of Greensburg and Edward T. Saint Jr. and wife, Ilene, of Grand Prairie,
Texas; two daughters, Audrey Czerpak of Delmont and Mary Jackie Mattrisch
and husband, Arnold, of Wisconsin. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren;
27 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces
and nephews. Family and friends will be received in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL
HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and
Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted in the
funeral home Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Martin R. Koss officiating.
Interment will follow in the Jeannette Memorial Park, Penn Township.
JOHN W. BURWINKEL SR.
John W. ``Jack'' Burwinkel Sr., died suddenly Friday, Nov. 19, 1999. Beloved husband of Lois Ifft Burwinkel. Father of John W. Burwinkel Jr., Beth Burwinkel Shafer, and the late Loann Burwinkel. Brother of Lawrence G. Burwinkel and the late Kenneth C. Burwinkel. Also, survived by seven grandchildren. Friends will be received at the JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS INC., 4900 Centre Ave. at Devonshire Street, Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. John Capistran Church. Remembrances may be made to Family House.
Mary Golek, 85, of South Greensburg, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, in
Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Feb. 24, 1914,
in Youngwood, a daughter of the late John and Katherine Hutec Smolka. She
was a member of St. Bruno Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded
in death by her husband, George Golek; a daughter, Mary Kay Golek; two
sisters, Erma Smolka and Catherine Johnson; and five brothers, Stephen,
Michael, George, Albert and John Smolka. She is survived by two brothers,
Joseph Smolka and Thomas Smolka and wife, Martha, all of Youngwood; two
sisters, Ann White of Greensburg and Josephine Perintozzi of Monongahela;
and several nieces and nephews. Viewing will be private. A Funeral Mass
will be celebrated Wednesday at 2 p.m. in St. Bruno Church, South Greensburg,
with Father Blane Resko, O.S.B., as celebrant. Interment will follow in
Greensburg Catholic Cemetery, Greensburg. Arrangements are under the direction
of the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME, 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg,
(724) 837-0020, www.pantalone.com. Natale N. Pantalone, funeral director.
John F. ``Jack'' Kenney Sr.
John F. ``Jack'' Kenney Sr., 75, of Crabtree, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, in the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Feb. 25, 1924, in Crabtree, a son of the late George Sr. and Catherine McClain Kenney. After attending public school in the Greensburg Salem School District, he attended St. Vincent College. During World War II, he served in the European Theater as a platoon sergeant and saw action in the Ardennes Forest during the Battle of the Bulge. In addition to being a lifelong Democrat and active in Democratic party circles, he was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, the Crabtree Volunteer Fire Department, the Jeannette American Legion, and served on the Salem Township and Greensburg Salem Recreation Boards. He gave much of his time to guide and direct young people by coaching little league, pony league, prep league and American Legion baseball. He served on the Greensburg Salem School Board for 19 years and represented the school district on the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit Board for 15 years. As a member of the Greensburg Salem and WIU boards, he negotiated numerous collective bargaining agreements with both professional and classified employees. He was employed by Kennametal Inc. for 20 years, was a District Justice for two years and served as a Workers Compensation Judge in the PA Department of Labor and Industry for 27 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Ronald and Paul; two brothers, George Jr. and William; a sister, Ann Januck; and two infant sisters. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Marguerite Ferlin Kenney; his son, Dr. Jack Kenney Jr. of Greensburg and his wife, Peggy, and their two children, Justin and Jessica; his daughter, Maureen Fleck of Greensburg and her husband, Jim, and their daughter, Danielle; his son, Patrick Kenney of Winter Springs, Fla., and his wife, Posie, and their children, Kellie, Shane, Katie and Megan; his son, Dr. Donald Kenney of Columbia, S.C., and his wife, Lael, and their children, Manya, Emma and Madison; his son, Kevin Kenney of Columbus, Ohio, and his son, Ryan; and his granddaughter and the daughter of his deceased son, Ronald, Deanna Lynn Hrosik of Hudson, Ohio, and her husband, Mike, and their children, Haley and Ryan. He is also survived by his sister, Rita McFeeley of Greensburg and her husband, John; his sisters-in-law, Eleanor Kenney of Crabtree and Peggy Kenney of Latrobe; his brother-in-law, Joe Januck of Natrona Heights; and numerous nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends received at the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME, 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, (724) 837-0020, www.pantalone.com, Monday from 7 to 9 P.M. and Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 A.M. in St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Crabtree. Interment with full military honors will follow in the Calvary Hill Cemetery, Crabtree, accorded by VFW Post #33 Honor Guard, Greensburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the John F. Kenney Sr. Scholarship Fund, c/o Dr. John F. Kenney Jr., 404 Sheffield Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601. Natale N. Pantalone, funeral director. St. Bartholomew Rosary Altar Society will hold services Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the funeral home.
BELINDA R. PATRIZIO
Belinda R. Patrizio, 92, of Murrysville, formerly of Oakmont, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999. She was born Oct. 5, 1907, in Friuli, Italy, a daughter of the late Guido and Teresa Martina Fussaro. She lived in Oakmont from 1927 to 1996. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Patrizio, in 1969; a grandson, Ronald Stoll, in 1982; and a sister, Josephine Edmunds. She is survived by a son, William Patrizio and his wife, Sally, of McMurray; two daughters, Dolores Patrizio of Rockville, Md., and Geraldine Stoll of Murrysville; a brother, Rudolph Fussaro of Oakmont; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation was Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JOHN T. HART FUNERAL HOME, Murrysville. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville. Interment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. If desired, memorials may be made to the Ronald Stoll Trail, c/o the Municipality of Murrysville, Recreation Department; or to one's favorite charity.
ALICE M. WARD RALPH
Alice M. Ward Ralph, 87, of Shafton, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999. She was born Jan. 8, 1912, in Shafton, a daughter of the late Thomas Edison and Anna Marie (Clark) Ward. She was a homemaker, and a member of the First United Methodist Church, Irwin, and the Ladies Auxiliary F.O.E. #1671, Irwin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Ralph; a son, Elmer W. Ralph; a brother, William Ward; and a sister, Margaret Hawk. Survived by a son, Ronald G. Ralph and wife, Phyllis, of Greencastle; a grandson, Ronald L. Ralph and wife, Anita, of Greensburg; and a great-granddaughter, Brook Painter. Friends will be received at the VINCENT V. RODGERS FUNERAL HOME, 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Frank M. Sherman officiating. Interment Irwin Union Cemetery.
EVELYN R. GULENTZ
H. CLARA KEREKES
H. Clara Kerekes, 79, of Monessen Boulevard, Monessen, passed away Monday, Nov. 22, 1999, in the Mon-Valley Hospital. Born Sept. 26, 1920, in Jerome, Somerset County, she was a daughter of the late John and Catherine Balut Krofcheck. She had been a secretary for the former St. Leonard's Church from 1960 to 1980. She was a member of Epiphany of Our Lord Church, Monessen, and the National AARP. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Pvt. Louis G. Katsuleris, who was killed in Germany in 1945; her second husband, Michael F. Kerekes, in 1984; her stepfather, Frank Wozniak; two brothers, Stanley and Anthony Krofcheck; two stepbrothers; and a stepsister. Survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, George L. and Judy Katsuleris of Upper St. Clair and Anthony L. and Mary Ann Katsuleris of Monongahela; a daughter and son-in-law, J. Maria and Louis S. Sepe of Washington, Pa.; four stepchildren, Michael A. Kerekes of Arizona, Karen Filapose of Irwin, Marlene Kowall of Monessen, and Valerie Porreca of North Carolina; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; many stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; and a sister, Josephine Czmiel of Washington, Pa. Friends will be received at the RHOME FUNERAL HOME INC., 1209 Grand Boulevard, Monessen, Wednesday from 2 to 9 p.m. Prayers will be offered at the funeral home Friday at 11 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at the Epiphany of Our Lord Church, Monessen. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery.
LUCIA (LUCILLE) MARTCHEK
Lucia (Lucille) Martchek, 65, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999, at her home. She was born Jan. 9, 1934, in Braddock, a daughter of the late John and Verna Wisniewski. She was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Martchek; her daughter, Geraldine Wagner; a brother, Bernard Wisniewski; and a sister, Florence Wisniewski. She is survived by her son, Glenn and his wife, Debbie Martchek, of North Huntingdon; three brothers, Jack, Thomas and Robert Wisniewski; and three grandchildren. Friends will be received at the SHIRLEY-KUKICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Clay Pike, Circleville, North Huntingdon, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.
J. LEWIS MEDSGER
J. Lewis Medsger, 90, of Bullskin Township RD2 (Connellsville), died Monday, Nov. 22, 1999, at his home. He was born April 13, 1909, in Bullskin Township, a son of the late Jacob and Amy Keller Medsger. Mr. Medsger was self-employed as owner of Pennsville Farm and Garden in recent years. He remained a farmer his entire life, in addition to being a feed representative for Eastern States Feeds. Mr. Medsger was a 50-year member of the Pleasant Valley Grange and a member of Mt. Olive Evangelical Church of North America. He is survived by his loving family, his wife of 61 years, Anna Maude ``Maudie'' Bitner Medsger; a daughter, Marjory Conn and her husband, Norman, of Bullskin Township; a son, Philip L. Medsger and his wife, Sandra, of Roann, Ind.; a daughter, Carol Gillott and her husband, David, also of Bullskin Township; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Orlo K. Medsger. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 1 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the MURPHY-CARUSO MEMORIAL HOME, 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. Service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Robert B. Patton officiating. Interment Mt. Olive Cemetery, Bullskin Township.
DANIEL J. MURRAY
Daniel J. Murray, 83, of Turtle Creek, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999. Beloved husband of Helen (Jones) Murray. Loving father of Donna L. Barber and husband, Dan, Janet L. Johnson and late husband, Ed, and Daniel R. Murray and wife, Eileen. Grandfather of Jodi and Andrew Barber, Brian Johnson, and Connie and Kevin Murray. Brother of James Murray and the late John Murray and Alma Flaherty. Friends will be received Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JOHN L. QUINLAN FUNERAL HOME INC., 11th and Airbrake avenues, Turtle Creek, where a blessing service will be held Friday at 10 a.m.
MARY STRAUSS NOLL
Mary Strauss Noll, 64, of O'Hara Township, on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999. Wife of Walter Noll. Mother of Virginia Noll Cassidy and Peter Noll. Grandmother of Kevin and Peter Cassidy. Sister of Charles F. Strauss and Joseph W. Strauss, and the late Sister M. Immaculate, Anne, Edward J., Richard A., and Philip F. Strauss. Dr. Strauss Noll was a professor of English at Penn State University, New Kensington Campus. Friends received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the WEDDELL-AJAK FUNERAL HOME, 100 Center Ave., Aspinwall. Funeral Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Funeral Mass to be celebrated at noon in St. Scholastica Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Resie Strauss-Noll Scholarship Fund, Carlow College, Advancement Office, 3333 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
Sam Panucci, 65, of Brookline, died Monday, Nov. 22, 1999. Son of the late Rocco and Lena Panucci. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Louise Aveni Panucci; a sister, Mary Grace Gourley; and his mother- and father-in-law, Dominic and Mary Aveni. Father of Joseph (Shirley), Rocco (Maria), Theresa, Domenic (Tammy), Marisa (Chuck), and Marc Panucci. Grandfather of Jade, Sam, John, Kala, Adam, Alaina and Anthony. Brother of Nick Puglin, Josephine Rosenberger and Vince Panucci. Mr. Panucci was director of catering for the (Westin) William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh. Friends will be received at the BRUSCO-FALVO FUNERAL HOME, 214 Virginia Ave., Mt. Washington, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday and Friday from 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of Loreto Church, Brookline, Saturday at 11 a.m.
THE REV. JOHN J. SCANLON
The Rev. John J. Scanlon, 84, of North Versailles, died Monday, Nov.
22, 1999, in Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. Born Jan. 4, 1915, in Pittsburgh.
He was the former pastor of St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport.
He was ordained on June 14, 1942, in St. Vincent Archabbey by Bishop Boyle.
His first parish was St. Canice in Knoxville from Oct. 8, 1942, to June
25, 1952. He went on to St. James in Wilkinsburg (June 26, 1952, to June
25, 1957), St. Paul's in Butler (June 13, 1957, to Jan. 16, 1962), and
Our Lady of Victory in Harwick (Jan. 17, 1962 to June 6, 1966). He then
served as pastor of St. Robert's from June 7, 1966, until his retirement
on June 22, 1992. Survivors include a sister-in-law, Florence Scanlon of
Pittsburgh; a niece, Florence ``Bunny'' Wilmot; two grandnephews; and many
friends. Friends will be received Wednesday from 1 to 9 p.m. and Thursday
from 1 to 4 p.m. in the JAMES F. KUTCH FUNERAL HOME, 433 Greensburg Ave.
(Route 30), East McKeesport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport, with
Bishop Donald Wuerl as celebrant. Entombment New St. Joseph Mausoleum,
North Versailles. Everyone please meet at the church. Memorial contributions
may be made to the St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 1313 Fifth Ave., East
McKeesport, PA 15137.
Floramae DeFloria Smith, 62, of Southwest Greensburg, died Tuesday,
Nov. 23, 1999, at her home. She was born Aug. 10, 1937, in Greensburg,
a daughter of the late Giuseppi ``Joseph'' and Rosina ``Rose'' Massari
DeFloria. She was previously employed as a secretary for the admissions
department of St. Vincent College. She was a member of Our Lady of Grace
Church, the Rosary Altar Society, the Cercemaggiore Association of Pennsylvania,
and was active in the Compassionate Friends. In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by a son, Robert F. ``Bob'' Smith; three brothers,
Frank ``Boots,'' James, and Thomas DeFloria; three infant brothers; and
a sister, Genevieve M. Rocco. She is survived by her husband, Paul H. Smith;
two sons, Dirk A. Smith and wife, Sherri, of Greensburg, and Paul H. Smith
Jr. of Southwest Greensburg; and a daughter, Roseanne Smith, also of Southwest
Greensburg; three brothers, John B. DeFloria and wife, Christine, Dominick
``Bert'' DeFloria and wife, Nita, and Joseph DeFloria Jr. and wife, Dorothy,
all of Greensburg; a sister, Anna Marie Stabile of Greensburg; and several
nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends will be received at the CLEMENT
L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME, 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, (724) 837-0020,
www.pantalone.com, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 3 to 5 and
7 to 9 p.m. (no viewing Thanksgiving Day). A blessing service will be held
in the funeral home Saturday at 10 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at
10:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Church, Greensburg. Interment will follow
in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery, Hempfield Township.
ANTHONY M. TYSKA
Anthony M. Tyska, 87, formerly of Everson, died Tuesday evening, Nov. 23, 1999, in Means Personal Care Home, Connellsville, where he had been a resident for the past two years. He was born in Staten Island, N.Y., a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Steve Tyska. Anthony was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Everson, and was a retired coal miner. He is survived by a son, Anthony Tyska of Mt. Pleasant; two daughters, Sylvia Jean Goodyear and her husband, James, of Carlisle and Sally Ann Koval of Scottdale; and his extended family, Karen and Russell Christner and their children, Eric, Stacey and Randy, of Everson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sally Mucha Tyska, on Oct. 17, 1973. Friends will be received in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Wednesday from 6 to 8:30 p.m., the time of a blessing service with the Rev. Dennis A. Bogusz, pastor of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Everson, officiating. Interment will follow Friday in St. Joseph R.C. Parish Cemetery, Everson.
ELIZABETH M. (CLEMENT) VAIRUS
Elizabeth M. (Clement) Vairus, 88, of Sutersville, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999, at her home. She was born March 12, 1911, in West Newton, a daughter of the late Dominic and Sylvia DiSantis Clement. She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Sutersville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Vairus, in 1976; and three brothers, Tony, John and Vincent Clement. She is survived by a daughter, Betty Jean Vairus of Sutersville; two brothers, Wittie Clement and wife, Marie, of Sutersville and Frank Clement of Turtle Creek; four sisters, Mary Ferree of Sutersville, Esther Heskey of Youngwood, Eleanor Gras and husband, Bill, and Sylvia Boes and husband, Werner, all of West Newton; also a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and two great-great-nephews. Friends will be received at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., West Newton, 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 in St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Sutersville, with the Rev. James D. Vasil as celebrant. Interment West Newton Cemetery. The rosary will be recited Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.
I. THAMER VANDERGRAFT JR.
I. Thamer Vandergraft Jr., of Plum, on Monday, Nov. 22, 1999. Husband of Shirley Mae (Leslie) Vandergraft. Father of I. Thamer Vandergraft III, Fran VanHorn, Kathy Wisniewski, Shirley ``Chobo'' Coy, Anna Evans, Jan Vida, Daniel Vandergraft, and the late Thomas Shane Vandergraft. Brother of Anne Barone. Also survived by 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the JACK W. AMICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1861 Golden Mile Highway, Plum Borough. Services private.