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ELINORE M. ALLISON

Elinore M. Allison, of Mt. Pleasant, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, in the Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant. She was born in Scottdale, a daughter of the late Charles and Edith June Myer Milliron. She retired from the Mt. Pleasant Area School District after 35 years of service. During this time she was the secretary at Ramsay High School and following the jointure of the Mt. Pleasant Borough and Mt. Pleasant Township school districts, she was the first business manager until her retirement. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Church of God, a life member of the Westmoreland Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, and a member of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees and the Women's Club of Mt. Pleasant. She is survived by her husband, Howard J. Allison; a stepson, Thomas H. Allison of Plum Borough; a brother, Charles E. Milliron and his wife, Lillian, of Rockwood; a sister, Marjorie Murtha of Mt. Pleasant; and nine nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Robert C. Milliron. Friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Charles Yost officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Joy Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Township. 

CYNTHIA L. ANTOLIK-FIOLA

Cynthia L. Antolik-Fiola, 38, of Monroeville, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999. Wife of James V. Fiola of Monroeville. Daughter of Betty Antolik and the late Pete Antolik. Mother of James ``Jimbo'' Fiola. Sister of Barb Parks of Florida, John Antolik of Turtle Creek, Mary Chris Rogel of Bakerstown, Rick Antolik of Turtle Creek, Patti Schill of Monroeville, Robert Antolik of Turtle Creek and the late Paul and Suzy Antolik. Also many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME INC., corner of Shaw and Triboro avenues, Turtle Creek, where services will be Monday at 1 p.m. Cyndi was known to her family and many friends for her sense of humor, love of life, and was always ready to lend a helping hand. 

DAVID T. BAKER SR.

David T. Baker Sr., 89, of Saltsburg, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, at home. He was born Jan. 12, 1910, in Grapeville, a son of the late John and Henrietta Martz Baker. Prior to retirement, he was a machinist at the Elliott Co. He was a member of the Old Time Fiddler's Association. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve E. Baker; five brothers, Otis, John, Jesse, Dewey and Calvin Baker; and a sister, Elizabeth Backus. He is survived by six sons, David T. Baker Jr. and his wife, Martha, of Irwin, John D. Baker and his wife, Barbara, of Derry, Ronald J. Baker and his wife, Mary Lou, of Thompson, Ohio, Kenneth L. Baker of Claridge, Robert A. Baker and his wife, Ruth, of Jeannette, and Harold G. Baker and his wife, Mitzi, of Claridge; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Hepler of Mt. Pleasant; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Michael Goodling officiating. Interment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. 
 
MARY CLINE

Mary Cline, 84, of Penn, our beloved mother, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999. She was born Sept. 15, 1915, in Export, a daughter of the late Ralph E. and Grace Smith Hill. She was a member of Ascension Church in Jeannette and a former member of Hill's Church Emmanuel Reformed United Church of Christ in Export. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Francis J. Cline; a son, Gary E. Kline; two great-grandsons, Jason A. Gray and George J. Cline; three brothers, Charles E., Jacob W. and Richard G. Hill; and four sisters, Zelda M. Hill, Marie Hill, Stella C. Hill and Nora E. Bollinger. She is survived by five sons, Donald and wife, Violet Cline, of Jeannette, Melvin and wife, Emily Cline, of Apollo, Barry and wife, Barbara Cline, of Jeannette, Richard Cline at home, and Jay and wife, Susan Cline, of Penn; three daughters, Mrs. Pete (Hilda) Starry of Export, Mrs. John (Kay) Moff of Jeannette and Colleen Cline of Jeannette; a daughter-in-law, Susanne Kline, of Jeannette; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; a sister, Martha G. Holt, of Export; a brother, William W. ``Bill'' Hill, of Blairsville; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in the Ascension Church, Jeannette. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.

ALBERT N. CROSBY

Albert N. Crosby, 73, a resident of the Veterans Administration Home and Hospital for the past 49 years, formerly of South Main Street, Southwest Greensburg, died Friday, Nov. 26, 1999, in the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Pittsburgh. He was born May 6, 1926, in Greensburg, a son of the late Richard Crosby (U.S. Army) and Grace Long Crosby. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, serving as a radio technician, tail gunner and dive bomber. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Richard Crosby (U.S. Army), Glenn Crosby (U.S. Army), and Joseph Crosby; and a sister, Margaret Rollock (WAC, U.S. Army). He is survived by six brothers, Howard D. Crosby of San Diego, Calif. (U.S. Navy frogman), Ralph H. Crosby of Greensburg RD5 (U.S. Army), William R. Crosby of Southwest Greensburg (U.S. Navy frogman), Harry C. Crosby of Greensburg, James E. Crosby Sr. of Mt. Pleasant RD6 (U.S. Army), and Clarence E. Crosby of New Lexington, Ohio (U.S. Navy); a sister, June Back of Jeannette; and 31 nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg, Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home Monday at 10 a.m. with Mr. William E. Rahl Sr., chaplain of VFW Post 33 Honor Guard, officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillview Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the VFW Post 33 Honor Guard, Greensburg. 

M. GENEVIEVE DUNCAN

M. Genevieve Duncan, 84, of Jeannette, died Friday, Nov. 26, 1999, in Redstone Highlands, Greensburg. She was born March 30, 1915, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late James R. and Martha F. Fellows Duncan. Prior to her retirement, she was a teacher at Jeannette High School. A member of First United Methodist Church, Jeannette, she was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star #69, the Order of the Amaranth, the College Club of Greensburg, and was on the board at Jeannette Public Library. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Duncan; and a sister, Elizabeth Jacobsen. Surviving are a sister, Hazel Brinker of Jeannette; a brother, Dr. James R. Duncan and his wife, Edith, of Fox Chapel; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 3 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Dale W. Roddy officiating. Interment will follow in Jeannette Memorial Park, Penn Township. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Third and Magee avenues, Jeannette, PA 15644, or the Jeannette Public Library, Sixth and Magee avenues, Jeannette, PA 15644. 

GENEVIEVE G. FERGUSON

Genevieve G. Ferguson, 93, of Greensburg, formerly of Harrisburg, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, in Greensburg. She was born July 10, 1906, in Berwick, Pa., a daughter of the late Raymond Speary and the late Alberta Smith Speary Harman. Mrs. Ferguson lived a great number of years in Bloomsburg, Pa. After moving to Harrisburg, she acted as an innkeeper at her home located at 1503 N. Second St., prior to her retirement in 1982. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Ferguson was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Ferguson; her stepfather, Freas Harman, who raised her; a son, Richard L. Ferguson; grandsons, Richard and Scott Ferguson; a brother, Donald Speary; and a sister, Mrs. Ethel Speary Keen. Mrs. Ferguson is survived by a son, James F. Ferguson and his wife, Martha, of Greensburg and their children, Mrs. Sandra Tamasy and her husband, Marty, of Manor, Peggy Banner of Jeannette and Mrs. Carol Dent and her husband, Rob, of Jeannette. She also is survived by her daughter-in-law, Jackie Ferguson; her former daughter-in-law, Clara Hutton Ferguson; and her children, John Ferguson, Randy Ferguson and Debbie Ferguson Gerhardt. There are also 10 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul Harman, of Mt. Wolf, Pa.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received at the COSHEY-NICHOLSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 319 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, Sunday from noon to 2 p.m., at which time a funeral service will be held with the Rev. Robert C. Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at the St. Clair Cemetery, Hempfield Township.

GEORGE L. GRIMM

George L. Grimm, 66, of Connellsville, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, at his home. Friends will be received at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, with the Rev. John Butler as celebrant. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. A parish wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

MELVINA I. GROSS

Melvina I. Gross, 71, of Jeannette, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, at home. She was born Dec. 13, 1927, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Frank Sr. and Muriel Walters Gray. She was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church, Jeannette. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Floyd, and Walter Gray; and three sisters, Ida Lyon, Thelma Andrews and Patricia Slonacher. She is survived by her husband, Robert ``Bob'' Gross, of Jeannette; a son, Marc Gross, of Verona; a daughter, Mrs. Louis (Brenda) Santioni, of Jacksonville, Fla.; a granddaughter, Darlene Santioni; a great-granddaughter, Taylor Santioni; a brother, Frank Gray Jr., of Norvelt; a sister, Hilda Ehalt, of Monroeville; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Monday at a time to be announced. Interment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. 

ANNA WIESTER HILL

Anna Wiester Hill, 84, of Florissant, Mo., formerly of Slickville, died Monday, Nov. 22, 1999. She was born Aug. 8, 1915, in Franklin Township, a daughter of the late Albertiss R. and Gertrude E. Beaver Wiester. She was a member of the Poke Run Presbyterian Church, Apollo. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Hill; and two sisters, Alice Kemerer and Alma Walker. She is survived by a stepson, William Fred Hill of Maryland; two stepdaughters, Alice Catherine Rice of Kansas and Dee Genevieve Akers of Virginia; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Miller, of Slickville; a brother-in-law, Dean Walker, of Greensburg; four stepgrandchildren; a stepgreat-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends are being received at the EDWIN N. WOLFE FUNERAL HOME INC., Export, Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Monday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Wayne C. Blaser officiating. Interment Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.

RANDY LEE HOLBY

Randy Lee Holby, 45, of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., formerly of New Alexandria, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, at his home. He was born Oct. 30, 1954, in Greensburg, a son of Huldah (Semencar) Holby of New Alexandria and the late Merle Holby. Randy's passion in life was working in printing. In addition to his mother, he is survived by a daughter, Christine Holby of New Alexandria; a wife, Tonia Holby of Georgia; a sister, Irene Casteel and husband, Jonathan, of Greensburg; a brother, Dennis Holby and wife, Cathy, of New Alexandria; a granddaughter, Samantha Woollen; numerous nieces and nephews; and a good friend, Kim O'Doherty. The family will be receiving family and friends at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC., AT TWIN VALLEY, 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, (724) 468-1177, beginning Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Randy's funeral service will be held in the funeral home Monday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Glenn Burrows of the Delmont Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park. Kevin P. Altman, supervisor, in charge of arrangements. 

GEORGE A. JORDAN JR.

George A. Jordan Jr., 45, of Dravosburg, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. He was born Jan. 6, 1954, in Homestead, a son of Audrey Shepherd Jordan of Munhall and the late George A. Jordan Sr. George was a former owner of Club Gemini in Dravosburg. He is also survived by two sisters, Audrey Barbaris of Mechanicsville, Md., and Robin Hutchison of McKeesport; seven brothers, Robert of McKeesport, Ronald of Dravosburg, Bryan and Richard, both of Port Vue, Michael of McKeesport, Gary of West Mifflin and Larry of Munhall; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at STRIFFLERS' OF DRAVOSBURG/WEST MIFFLIN, Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Blessing service will be held in the funeral home chapel Monday at 11 a.m. with Father Dennis Colamarino officiating. 

ROSE (CIONGOLI) LaGORGA

Rose (Ciongoli) LaGorga, 88, of North Versailles, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999. Beloved wife of the late Dominick ``Shiek'' LaGorga; loving mother of Lucille A. Tartaglio and husband, Bernard, of North Versailles, Catherine Mashione ®MDBO¯®MDNM¯and husband, Joseph, of Fort Myers, Fla.; grandmother of Lisa Bobitski, Shelly Eremic and Mark Tartaglio; great-grandmother of Nicole, Michael, Amanda, Nicholas and Mark Andrew; and sister of Millie Duga, Leona Volpe, Frank Ciongoli and the late Angie Aiello, Michael, James, Andrew, Ralph and Mikey Ciongoli. Friends will be received Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JOHN L. QUINLAN FUNERAL HOME, 11th and Airbrake avenues, Turtle Creek. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Robert Bellarmine Church in East McKeesport, Monday at 10 a.m.

JOSEPH J. LUCARELLI SR.

Joseph J. ``Geevee'' Lucarelli Sr., 83, of Monroeville, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999. Son of the late Angelo and Vincenza (Pisano) Lucarelli. Husband of the late Mildred ``Millie'' (Vuic) Lucarelli. Beloved father of Marilyn ``Chuby'' Lucarelli, Bernadine ``Bernie'' (Bobby) Marcoz, Joseph J. (Marilyn) Lucarelli Jr. and Debbie ``Dee'' (Guy) DiMatteo. Eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Brother of Mary Devito and the late Anna Lobozzo, Lewis ``Tubby,'' Leo and Anthony ``Lukie'' Lucarelli. Numerous nieces and nephews. Friends received at the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Services in the funeral home Monday at 9 a.m., followed by Mass in St. Jude the Apostle Church at 10 a.m.

FOSTER R. McNAIR

Foster R. McNair, 8O, of Mt. Pleasant, died Friday, Nov. 26, 1999. He was born Dec. 18, 1918, in North Carolina, a son of the late Deverreau and Blanche Brown McNair. Foster was raised in Standard and was a graduate of the former Hurst High School. He was a resident of Mt. Pleasant since 1950. Prior to his retirement, he worked in the steel industry for over 43 years for USX. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. Foster was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Connellsville. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Cora J. Groce McNair; his loving children, Marvin J. McNair and his wife, Bonita, of Greensburg, Barbara A. Howard and Debra S. Pinkney, both of Columbus, Ohio, and Corrine M. Johnson and her husband, Glenn, of Mt. Pleasant; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four brothers, Martin McNair and Robert Joseph McNair, both of Baltimore, Md., Daniel McNair of Lawnside, N.J., and Thomas McNair of Marion, Ind.; and three sisters, Edna Billy of New York, Ruth Henderson and Genivieve Nicholas, both of Fayetteville, N.C. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Stephen F. McNair; a brother, Coleman McNair; and a sister, Thelma Stanton. Friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Lloyd R. Chesnut officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. 

DOROTHY MAE PICKELL MULAC

Dorothy Mae Pickell Mulac, 63, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, at her home. She was born June 3, 1936, in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Howard C. and Gertrude Knoll Pickell. She was a member of the Penns Woods Civic Association of North Huntingdon. Surviving are her husband of 34 years, Anthony M. Mulac; four daughters, Susan and her husband, David Petrulak of Jeannette, Sherry and her husband, Donald Acalotto, Trish and her husband John ``J.R.'' Acalotto, and Pamela and her husband, Robert Beranek, all of North Huntingdon; seven grandchildren, Kellie, Kristopher, Erica, Anthony, Brianna, Leanndra and Lindsay; a brother, Howard C. Pickell Jr. of Boston, Pa.; and a sister, Eunice Gibb of Irwin. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., Fifth and Oak streets, Irwin, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Richard J. Kosisko, pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon.

CARL C. MULLEN

Carl C. Mullen, 79, of Latrobe, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999, in the Presbyterian University Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Nov. 27, 1919, in Latrobe, a son of the late Richard T. and Estella (Kirchner) Mullen. Mr. Mullen was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Army Air Corps. After his discharge from the service, he went to work for Kennametal. He then went into business with his late brother, Paul, and together owned and operated the former Mullen Brothers Appliance Store in Latrobe. After Paul retired, Carl relocated and changed the business name to Karl's Hardware Store, which he owned and operated until his retirement in 1984. After retirement, he was an avid antique dealer. He was a member of the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church in Latrobe, American Legion Post 515, the Senior Citizens Bowling League and, along with his wife, volunteered for Meals-On-Wheels. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Craig C. and Wendy (Orvosh) Mullen, who were killed as a result of an airplane crash this past Saturday in Louisiana, unbeknownst to Mr. Mullen due to the fact that he was in the hospital in critical condition; two brothers, Richard and Paul Mullen; and a sister, Mary Grace Young. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Helen (Luttner) Mullen; three children, Carol Robbins and her husband, William, of Columbia, S.C., Dr. Rhey C. Mullen and his wife, Jana, of Latrobe, and Linda M. Stas and her husband, Joseph, of Wexford; seven grandchildren, Kristy, Kelly, and Kaitlin Robbins, Erin Mullen, and Stacy, Emily, and Julie Stas; and a brother, Jerome Mullen and his wife, Betty, of Latrobe. Friends will be received at the HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 9:30 a.m. in the Holy Family Church, Latrobe. EVERYONE IS ASKED TO PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH. Interment will follow in Unity Cemetery, Unity Township. Military services will be held at 8:45 a.m. Monday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Family Church, 1204 Ligonier St., Latrobe, PA 15650 or to the American Heart Association, 615 S. Main St., Greensburg, PA 15601. 

STEPHEN J. MUSINSKY

Stephen J. Musinsky, 85, of East McKeesport, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999. He was a retired employee of U.S. Steel, Irvin Works. He was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport, and a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Irene Racko Musinsky; and his second wife, Mary Elizabeth ``Betty'' Busija Musinsky. He is survived by his wife, Emily Smith Musinsky; a son, Gerald of Germany; a daughter, Anna Marie Blawas of Berea, Ohio; a stepson, Stephen Smith of McKeesport; five stepdaughters, Leslie Mathis of Butler, Mary Beth Drakulic of Level Green, Susan Kirkpatrick of North Versailles, Teri Kratochvil of Level Green and Kim Varacalli of North Huntingdon; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, the Rev. John Musinsky of Italy; and two sisters, Elizabeth ``Betty'' Zamborsky of West Mifflin and Ann Fudalla of Munhall. Friends will be received at the FORGIE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at noon in St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue. 

FRED M. PRAH SR.

Fred M. Prah Sr., 78, of Derry (Peanut), died Friday, Nov. 26, 1999, at his home. He was born Feb. 19, 1921, in New Derry, a son of the late John and Louise Lekse Prah. He was a lifelong member of St. Martin's Church, New Derry. He was retired from the Latrobe Steel Co., and was a World War II veteran, having served six years in the U.S. Army in the European Theatre. During the war, he was a small arms weapons mechanic responsible for inspection and repairs on all types of hand and shoulder weapons and machine guns. He was a loving husband and father, and an avid hunter and outdoorsman who also enjoyed gardening. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three brothers, Louis, John and Joseph Prah; and three sisters, Mary Ream, Rose Benedict and Frances Opatka. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary A. Rick Prah; two sons, Fred Prah Jr. and special friend, Diane Williams, of Shaler Township and James Prah and his wife, Gretchen, of Latrobe; five daughters, Janet McNaughton and her husband, Philip, of New Alexandria, Diana Kostelnik and her husband, Anthony, of Latrobe, Carol Downs and her husband, George, of Loyalhanna, Mary Prah of New Derry, and Donna Hogue and her husband, Marvin, of Blairsville; and a brother, Rudolph Prah of Derry. Also survived by eight grandchildren, Christina Downs and her husband, Ray Rager, Eliott Downs and his wife, Janice, Emilie Kostelnik and her fiance, Arthur Ray, Kimberly Kostelnik, Jodi Kostelnik, Ryan McNaughton, Douglas Prah and Heather Prah; a great-granddaughter, Jessica; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. in St. Martin's Church with the Rev. Arthur J. Holtz, O.S.B., as celebrant. Interment St. Martin's Cemetery. Military services will be held at 10:15 a.m. Monday in the funeral home. 

JACK COWAN SARVER

Jack Cowan Sarver, 77, of North Versailles, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999. A son of the late Percy and Jessie (Cowan) Sarver. Beloved husband of Helen ``Honey'' (Kukic) Sarver. Dear father of Stephen ``Slugger'' (Althea) Sarver, Eugene E. ``Babe'' (Arlene) Sarver, Martin ``Marty'' (Julie) Sarver, and Nancy (Jack) Steere. Grandfather of Melissa (Raymond) Ascione and J.J. (Theodora) Sarver. Great-grandfather of Madison Louise Ascione. Brother of Percy Eugene (Gerry) Sarver and the late Mary Bevan, Grace Jones, Sylvana Polka and Bert Sarver; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends received at the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until the time of service in the funeral home at noon. Additional services will follow in St. Nicholas Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church at 1 p.m. Interment Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles. Mr. Sarver worked for many years as a heavy equipment operator. One of his final projects with Harrison Construction was a special project at Lakewood Country Club.

ROWLAND E. SCOTT JR.

Rowland E. Scott Jr., 64, of Ligonier, died Friday, Nov. 26, 1999, at his residence. He was born May 31, 1935, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Rowland E. Sr. and Anna Marie Faas Scott. Prior to retirement, he was employed as an architectural draftsman for Creative Productions, Pittsburgh. He had attended West Virginia University. Rowland was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army (1959-1961). He was a private pilot and an avid radio control plane builder. He is survived by his wife, Jean Brobst Scott; three children, Charles and his wife, Arlene, of Munhall, David and his wife, Renne, of Irwin, and Maria and her husband, Mark Wells, of Latrobe; six grandchildren, Brad, Megan, Deidra, Derrick, Ryan and Cameron; and an aunt, Ruth Scheel of Gibsonia. There will be no visitation. Memorial services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in the SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC. & CREMATORY, Route 982 South, Latrobe, with the Rev. William E. Ordelt Jr. officiating. Gordon O. Snyder, funeral director. 

DENA R. STEVENSON

Dena R. Stevenson, 73, of Jeannette, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999, at home. She was born Sept. 29, 1926, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late James and Dorothy Picciano Distefanis. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church of Jeannette. She is survived by her husband, Robert E. Stevenson; a son, Robert G. Stevenson and his wife, Susan, of Jeannette; a daughter, Dena E. O'Brien and her husband, Bruce, of Latrobe; seven grandchildren, Kristen M. Rehak, Aaron R., Katherine L., Ilaine M. and Gabrielle D. Stevenson, Casey M. and Shannon L. O'Brien; four great-grandchildren; six sisters, Clara Koslofsky, Virginia Novak and Lena Varndell, all of Michigan, Dee Jay Dennis of Ohio, Shirley Weirs of Michigan, and Chi Chi Hughes of Arizona; a brother, James Distefanis of Michigan; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Church, Jeannette. Entombment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, 1130 Century Building, 130 Seventh St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

ERNEST O. WATT

Ernest O. Watt, 85, of Casselberry, Fla., formerly of Irwin, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, in Florida Hospital, Altamonte Springs, Fla. He was born in Export. He had retired after 42 years with Huwood-Irwin Corp. as a fabricator/welder in steel manufacturing. He is survived by his wife, Doris V. Watt of Casselberry, Fla.; three sons, David James Watt of Orange City, Fla., Robert E. Watt of Deltona, Fla., and Todd B. Watt of Vero Beach, Fla.; two daughters, Virginia A. Heywood of Lakeland, Fla., and Cynthia Louise Goembel of Longwood, Fla.; a brother, Charles James Watt of Export; a sister, Florence Good of Jeannette; and eight grandchildren. Services and burial were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the DELTONA MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME AND Cemetery, Orange City, Fla.

DELORES J. WESTCOAT

Delores J. Westcoat, 65, of Brownsville, formerly of California, Pa., died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, at her home. She was born Nov. 6, 1934, in Blainesburg (West Brownsville), a daughter of the late John F. and Dorothy Weaver Westcoat. She was a member of the United Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, California, Pa., and a graduate of California State Teachers College. Prior to retirement in 1997, she was a teacher for the Brownsville Area High School for 41 years, and was senior class adviser and sponsor of the National Honor Society. Past president of the Brownsville Business Professional Women, she also served as state president and district director. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star of California, Pa., where she was past Worthy Matron, and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Hiller Fire Co. She is survived by a sister, Diana and husband, Wylie Irwin, of Irwin; a brother, Thomas J. and wife, Janet Westcoat, of Long Branch, Pa.; nieces, Rhonda Irwin Fletcher, Janice Irwin Mihalko and Dawn Irwin Kane; nephews, Jeffrey and Michael Westcoat; four great-nephews, Tyler, Nicholas, Matthew and Bobby; and a great-niece, Gillian. She was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Dell Westcoat. Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park St., Brownsville, Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Norman Hunt officiating. Interment Redstone Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the United Christian Church of Christ, California, Pa.; B.P.W. Foundation; or the American Cancer Society. A memorial service will be conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. by the B.P.W. 


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