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JAMES H. ALTMAN

James H. Altman, 43, of Penn Township, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, in his home. He was born May 10, 1956, in Pittsburgh, a son of Barbara Schrock Altman of Claridge and the late Walter J. Altman. He was employed as a mechanic for Export Tire. He was a member of the Bushy Run American Legion Post #260 in Claridge, and the S.N.P.J. of Pleasant Valley. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Renee O'Connell Altman; a son, John D. Pullen of Jeannette; two daughters, Marion and husband, Eric Barr, of Pittsburgh and Melanie Altman of Export; a brother, Mark A. Altman of Cleveland, Ohio; and a sister, Cheryl and husband, William Holman, of Claridge. Friends will be received at the JAMES E. LINDSAY FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Harrison City, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Milton Nichols officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1011 Old Salem Road, Greensburg, PA 15601. 

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 were received Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and will be received 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 were received at the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be received 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 were received in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Saturday and will be received 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. 

ROBERT F. CONLEY

Robert F. Conley, 88, of Export, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999, at his home. He was born Oct. 30, 1911, in Valencia, the son of the late Joseph Earl and Margaret Blanche Ludwick Conley. He was a retired supervisor for the Central Division of the Peoples Natural Gas Co. with 42 years of service. He was a member and former trustee of the First Presbyterian Church of Murrysville; a member of the Forbes Trail Lodge #783 F&AM; The Consistory, Valley of Pittsburgh, and the Syria Shrine. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Jonathan Conley Hild, in 1990. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Helen Fausold Conley; two daughters, Barbara Conley Hild of Pulaski and Linda Conley of Petaluma, Calif.; a granddaughter, Joanna Hild Bentz of Lawrenceville, Ga.; and a great-grandson, Christopher Jonathan Bentz. Interment will be private in the Mars Cemetery, Adams Township. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 3 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church of Murrysville with Dr. T. Ewen Holmes officiating. If desired, memorials may be made to the Church Building Fund. 

ALVIN B. COSTABILE

Alvin B. Costabile, 75, of Youngwood and Greensburg, died Friday, Nov. 26, 1999, as a result of a heart attack. He was born in Greensburg, Sept. 23, 1924, and was a son of the late John and Josephine Costabile. He had served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was a retired employee of the former Overmyer Mould Co. in Greensburg. He was Catholic by faith and a member of the VFW. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Yvonne Dull Costabile; and two brothers, Henry and Louis Costabile. He is survived by his children, Kathy Kapalka of Wexford, Jerri Keller of Boston, Mass., Alvin Costabile, and John and his wife, Jackie Costabile, all of Greensburg; his sister, Rosajean Gaskey of Greensburg; brother, Donald Costabile of Hueytown, Ala.; and five grandchildren, Allison and Paul Kapalka, Yvonne, Johnny and Jamie Costabile. Family and friends will be received at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME, 524 N. Main St., Greensburg, Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home Tuesday at 10 a.m., followed by interment in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery. The family wishes memorial contributions to the American Heart Association. 

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. 

GEORGE L. GRIMM

George L. Grimm, 66, of Connellsville, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, at his home. Friends were received at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, Saturday and will be received 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. 

MICHAEL GRITZER

Michael Gritzer, 79, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Friday, Nov. 26, 1999, in Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, Las Vegas. He was born July 20, 1920, in Marguerite, Pa., and was a longtime resident of Greensburg. He was a retired hotel manager, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by a daughter, Lisa Gorlick of Las Vegas; a son, Galen Gritzer of Orlando, Fla.; four sisters, Jane Giovanni of Naples, Fla., Sally Steele and Elizabeth Gritzer, both of Pittsburgh, and Helen Donnelly of Ligonier; a brother, Frank Gritzer of Conneaut, Ohio; and six grandchildren. Friends will be received Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the PALM MORTUARY-EASTERN, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89123, (702) 464-8500. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m. in Guardian Angel Cathedral. Interment Palm Valley View Cemetery, Las Vegas. 

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 1 p.m. in the Christian Missionary Alliance Church, Jeannette, with Pastor Bruce Theakston officiating. Interment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. 

STEVE GRUSHECKY

Steve Grushecky, 89, of Warren, formerly of Hutchinson, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, at his home. He was born Aug. 17, 1910, in McKeesport, a son of the late John and Mary Oblaski Grushecky. He is survived by his wife, Rose (Koschasic) Grushecky; three children, Timothy S. Grushecky and wife, Katherine, of Warren, Mary McCleary and husband, Neal, of Fair Hill, Md., and Loretta Grushecky of Boxborough, Mass.; two grandchildren, Shawn Grushecky and wife, Jennifer, and Sedessa Grushecky; two brothers, John and Tom Grushecky; and two sisters, Helen Konchina and Marie Yex. Friends will be received Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., West Newton. Services will be held in the funeral home at 1 p.m. with Archbishop Kyrill officiating. Interment West Newton Cemetery. 

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 were received at the EDWIN N. WOLFE FUNERAL HOME INC., Export, Saturday and will be received 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. 

PATRICIA A. MILLER HOGAN 

Patricia A. ``Patti Anne'' Miller Hogan, born in Braddock, Jan. 22, 1927, daughter of Joseph W. and Sarah Haggerty Miller, passed away peacefully after an extended illness with complications from emphysema, at the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic Nursing Home, Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999. Educated at St. Thomas Elementary School, Braddock, Sacred Heart High School, Pittsburgh, and graduated from the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy. Co-operated, along with her aunt, Margaret Haggerty Connolly, the Forest Hills Pharmacy until their retirement. Survived by husband, Joseph, of Monroeville; a daughter, Sharon Hogan of Fairfield, Conn.; a son, Brian Hogan of Pittsburgh; a daughter, Sarah Greer and husband, Matthew, with grandchildren, Alexandra, Benjamin and Patrick of Kingwood, Texas; and son, Hilary Hogan and wife, Mary Ann, with grandchildren, Beverly, Andrea, Patrick and Thomas, of Murrysville. Also survived by a special cousin, Robert D. Connolly and wife, Lucille, of Catlett, Va. The family would like to express their deepest and heartfelt appreciation to the highly skilled and loving staff at the LGAR, and to the dedicated and caring members of Odyssey Healthcare for their guidance and support. Friends may call at the GENE VAN HORN MONROEVILLE FUNERAL HOME, Beatty Road at Route 48 north, Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the North American Martyrs Catholic Church (please proceed directly to the church). Donations may be made to Odyssey Healthcare, Park West One, Suite 500, Cliff Mine Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15275, or to a charity of choice. 

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. 

JOSEPH C. KOCHANOWSKI

Joseph C. Kochanowski, 89, of Shaler Township, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999. Beloved husband of Genevieve Kochanowski. Beloved father of Robert Kochanowski of Hampton Township and Sally A. Minjack of Plum Borough. Also survived by nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was a retired foreman for the Westinghouse Corp. Friends received Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m. at the WORRELL FUNERAL HOME, corner of Main and Ninth streets, Sharpsburg. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Church, O'Hara Township. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, O'Hara Township. Parish wake service Sunday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home. 

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 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 were received Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m. and wll be received 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 were received at the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, Saturday and will be received 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. 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. 

JOSEPH PEDICONE

Joseph Pedicone, 66, of Thomas, W.Va., died Friday, Nov. 26, 1999. He was born April 5, 1933, in Greensburg, a son of the late August and Bessie Zello Christopher Pedicone. He was also predeceased by a sister, Theresa Daverse; and two brothers, Lt. Henry Pedicone and Carmen Pedicone. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Pedicone; five sons, Joseph, Michael, Mark, Matthew and Max; two stepsons; sisters, Mary Ann Sikora and husband, Adam, of Greensburg, Genevieve Loncharich of Greensburg, Angeline Schultz and husband, Morris, of Acme, Nancy Capasso and husband, Alex, of Greensburg and Florence Gray and husband, Walter, of Ruffsdale; brothers, Frank Pedicone and wife, Pearl, of South Greensburg, Vincent Capozzi and wife, Virginia, of Greensburg, Robert Capozzi and wife, Marlea, of South Carolina, and Richard Capozzi and wife, Julie, of Harrison City; two stepbrothers; and four stepsisters. Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 6 p.m. at BARB'S FUNERAL HOME in Parsons, W.Va., where service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment in Mt. Rose Cemetery, Mt. Rose, W.Va. 

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 were received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and will be received 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. 

DONNA MAE LOUGEAY SAELLO

Donna Mae Lougeay Saello, 66, of East McKeesport, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, at home. She was born March 28, 1933, in Swissvale, a daughter of the late Lillian Jones Lougeay. She was a former employee of Equibank of Pittsburgh. She is survived by her husband, Frank ``Sonny'' Saello; a daughter, Libby Saello, and a son, Lee Saello, both of East McKeesport; a granddaughter, Jaclyn Lee Saello; also a brother-in-law; two sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received at the FORGIE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, Sunday and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Victor Jochen officiating. Interment will follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville. 

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 were received at the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, Saturday and will be received 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. 

GOLDIE MARIE SHOAF

Goldie Marie Shoaf, 92, of Panama City, Fla., died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999, in Panama City Nursing Center, Panama City, Fla. She was born Feb. 1, 1907, in Youngwood, a daughter of the late John and Edith Todd Eichner. She was Presbyterian by faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Wilbert DeArmitt; a son, William DeArmitt; two brothers, Robert and Eugene Eichner; and two sisters, Lilly Ross and Loretta DeArmitt. She is survived by her second husband, Harry E. Shoaf of Panama City, Fla.; three sons, Wilbert DeArmitt and wife, Betty, of Texarkana, Texas, Harry C. Shoaf and wife, Sue, of Seattle, Wash., and David T. Shoaf and wife, Denise, of Panama City, Fla.; four daughters, Katherine Fennell of Kirkland, Ohio, Edith Hesser and husband, Jerry, of Willoughby, Ohio, Deliah Evans and husband, Ed, of Perry, Ohio, and Doris Matos Titi of Geneva, Ohio; and many grandchildren. Friends will be received in the JAY B. PETERSON FUNERAL HOME, 408 Depot St., Youngwood, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. Her funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Dennis J. Hoffman officiating. Interment will follow in St. Clair Cemetery, Hempfield Township. Eugene G. Saloom, funeral director, in charge. 

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 were received at the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be received 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. 

ROSINA C. VITALE

Rosina C. ``Rose'' Vitale, 83, of Osterburg, died at 1 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, at the home of her daughter in Greensburg. Born in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., Monday, Feb. 28, 1916, she was a daughter of the late Dominick and Erminia (Barone) Abbatiello. She was an employee and volunteer at the Old Bedford Village. She was the wife of Joseph Vitale, who preceded her in death on April 16, 1981. She is survived by her daughter, Robbie, wife of Mark Greenfield, of Greensburg; daughter, Pat, wife of Augie Festa, of Hoboken, N.J.; and sister, Kay Osnato of Fairview, N.J. She is also survived by two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson and four brothers. Friends are invited to call Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the LOUIS GEISEL FUNERAL HOME, 330 E. Pitt St., Bedford, where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. John Bennett officiating. Interment at Bedford County Memorial Park, Bedford.


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