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HARRY MARTIN HAMMOND
Harry Martin Hammond, 88, of Denton, Md., died of complications, Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, at Memorial Hospital in Easton, Md. Born Dec. 31, 1910, near Strasburg, Va., the son of the late William Hubert Hammond and Clara Emma Miller Hammond. After graduating in 1930 from Handley High School in Winchester, Va., he was awarded a collegiate scholarship by the DuPont Corp. to the University of Virginia, from which he graduated in 1934 with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. While at the university, he was elected to the Tau Beta Pi and Theta Tau fraternities. He was later received into the university's Thomas Jefferson Society of Alumni, in 1984. Mr. Hammond's engineering career spanned 40 years. After college graduation, he worked for Virginia Woolen Co., and later became the district engineer for the Potomac Edison Power Company (PE). In 1943, Mr. Hammond was promoted to technical engineer for the Potomac Edison Power Co. in Hagerstown, Md., after which he became assistant plant engineer for the company's Cumberland power station. He was later appointed plant superintendent for PE's Front Royal Virginia Power Station and then was transferred to PE's R. Paul Smith Power Station in Williamsport, Md., where he also served as superintendent. In 1962, he was promoted to manager of power production for PE. In 1969, he was promoted to director of engineering and power production for the Allegheny Power Systems (APS), Greensburg, and retired as director of power station operation for APS in 1975. He then became a consulting engineer for the Gibbs and Hill Co., and the Sanderson and Porter Co. in New York City and the C.G. Wright Construction Co. in Richmond, Va. Mr. Hammond was a member of the Southern Methodist Church. He held memberships in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Allegheny Power System Veterans' Association. He was a registered professional engineer in the state of Maryland. He was a scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America in Winchester, Va., a member of the Civil War Roundtable, the Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown, Md., the Rotary Club of Greensburg and Denton, Md., and the Caroline County Historical Society. Mr. Hammond is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ethel Cecilia Kemper Hammond; two sons, the Rev. H. Martin Hammond Jr. of Baltimore, Md., and William Kemper Hammond of Severna Park, Md.; two daughters, Helen C. Nussear of Denton, Md., and M. Virginia Conmy of Richmond, Va.; and eight grandchildren. He was predeceased by five sisters, Bessie M. Hammond, Lois Hammond, Emma V. Hammond, Eunice L. Puckett and Kathryn H. Rhea. A Mass of Resurrection for Mr. Hammond will be celebrated by his son, the Rev. H. Martin Hammond Jr., Saturday, Dec. 11, at St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church, 9400 Old Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21236. In lieu of flowers, a scholarship has been established in the name of ``Harry M. Hammond Scholarship for Mechanical Engineering'' at the University of Virginia. Contributions to the scholarship may be made through the University of Virginia Fund, P.O. Box 3446, Charlottesville, VA 22903.

HELEN P. JELLISON

Helen P. Jellison, 81, of Loyalhanna, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999, at home. She was born July 22, 1918, in Loyalhanna, a daughter of the late Rudolph and Johanna Belsan Palek. She was a member of the Latrobe Presbyterian Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald A. Jellison; a son, Gerald A. Jellison Jr.; and five brothers, Rudolph, Louis, Henry, Charles and Ernest Palek. She is survived by a daughter, Marsha Disciascio and her husband, Don, of Latrobe RD4; a son, Richard Jellison and his wife, Barbara, of Latrobe; two sisters, Lee Wisneski and Rose Donato; three grandchildren, David Disciascio, Jennifer Fetter and Elizabeth Lenhart; and a great-grandson, Michael. Friends will be received in the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe, Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. David Batchelder officiating. Interment will follow in Unity Cemetery, Unity Township.

IDELLA P. KEENER

Idella P. Keener, 87, of Ligonier, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1999, in Nedrow's Personal Care Home, Stahlstown. She was born Feb. 16, 1912, in Barnesval, Pa., a daughter of the late George B. and Anna Sanner Pritts. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Oran Pritts. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Raymond H. Keener; a son, Raymond H. Keener Jr. and his wife, Joan, of Stahlstown RD1; a granddaughter, Jodi Knopsnyder; and a great-grandson, Kyle. She had owned and operated Idella's Beauty Shop in Ligonier for 40 years, until her retirement in 1974. She was a member of the Ligonier First Church of the Brethren and the Fort Ligonier Chapter #349 O.E.S. Friends will be received Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL HOME INC., 144 E. Main St., Ligonier, where services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Benton McKee officiating. Interment will be in Menoher Memorial Park, Ligonier. The Fort Ligonier Chapter #349 O.E.S. will hold services in the funeral home Friday at 7 p.m.

JOANN D. KERILA

Joann D. Kerila, 69, of Latrobe, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999, at the Presbyterian University Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born June 1, 1930, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late Nick and Helen Corey Duda. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Latrobe, and its Rosary Altar Christian Mothers. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Mitchell and John Duda; and two sisters, Kathryn Repko and Helen Cline. Survived by her husband, Paul J. Kerila; two sons, John Kerila and his wife, Pam, of Latrobe and Paul David Kerila and his wife, Colleen, of Bridgeville; two daughters, Paula Emmert and her husband, Ronald, of Ligonier and Diane Floyd and her husband, John, of Peters Township; a brother, George Duda of Hudson, Fla.; four sisters, Mildred Gebicki of Latrobe, Ann Kindl of Latrobe, Carolyn McBroom of Swissvale, and Rosella Pennesi of Latrobe; 10 grandchildren, Kelly Giron, Amanda Kerila, Joseph Kerila, Ryan Floyd, Eric Floyd, Jonathan Kerila, Samantha Kerila, Meghin Kerila, Jeff Kerila and Jake Floyd; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 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 10 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church with the Rev. Thomas Lukac as celebrant. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery, Unity Township.

JOSEPH H. LUX

Joseph H. Lux, 81, of Greensburg, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999, at his home. He was born July 20, 1918, in Lowber, a son of the late John Lux and Anna Moser Lux Orris. Prior to his retirement, he was the owner of Lux Real Estate and prior to that was the owner and operator of the former Lux Meat Supply in Jeannette RD1. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army for six years serving in the 51st Chemical Company as a First Sergeant and later received a direct field commission in Europe to the rank of Second Lieutenant. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Greensburg, VFW Post #33 of Greensburg and American Legion Post #260 in Claridge. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three brothers: Robert Orris, John Lux and Wilbert C. Lux; and three sisters, Marie Good, Ernestine Nikhazy and Margaret Sekora. He is survived by his wife, Lucy Lavon Jackson Lux; a son, Joseph H. Lux II and his wife, Amanda, of Delmont; two daughters, Lucy Lux Hopkinson and her husband, Walter, of Mooresville, N.C., and Annie Lux Chizmar and her husband, Charles, of Raleigh, N.C.; six grandchildren, Joshua Hopkinson and his wife, Brooke, Carey and Caitlin Chizmar, Brandi, Kristina and Joey Lux; a great-granddaughter, Morgan Hopkinson; and two sisters, Louise Carlson and her husband, John, of Delmont and Betty Telford and her husband, Emerson, of Greensburg. Friends will be received at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the First Baptist Church, Brinkerton Road, Greensburg, with the Rev. Dean A. Davidson officiating. EVERYONE PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH. In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, memorials may be placed with the First Baptist Church, 1228 Brinkerton Road, Greensburg.

FRANK B. MASTOWSKI

Frank B. Mastowski, 73, of Scottdale RD1, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1999, in Clearfield County. He was born March 25, 1926, in White, Pa., a son of the late Joseph and Frances Roszak Mastowski. Since 1976, he was the owner and operator of Mastowski's Trailer Court in East Huntingdon Township. He had also formerly worked for the Eidemiller Construction Co. of Greensburg. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II aboard the USS Washington. He was a lifetime member of the East Huntingdon Sportsmen's Club, lifetime member of the VFW Post in Frenchville, Pa., a member of the Mosquito Creek Sportsmen's Club and the National Wild Turkey Federation, Chapter 1. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three sisters, Mary Mastowski, Helen Dzielski and Josephine Dzielski; and a brother, Walter Mastowski. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude Suske Mastowski; six children, Ronald Mastowski and his wife, Anita, of Blytheville, Ark., Marcie Huha and her husband, Michael, of Yukon, Pa., Charles Mastowski and his wife, Sondra, of Phoenix, Ariz., Donald Mastowski of Phoenix, Ariz., Gertie Porinchak and her husband, Jack, of Scottdale, and Cindy Frye (Werry) and her husband, Chuck (Werry), of Scottdale; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ted Mastowski of Normalville and Clarence Mastowski of White, Pa.; and three sisters, Bernice Mastowski of Leesburg, Fla., Verna Kasiewicz and Louise Mastowski, both of White, Pa. Friends will be received at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Beverly A. Woodward officiating. Interment will be private.

ANN MARIE McKNIGHT

Ann Marie McKnight, 71, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999, in Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. She was born July 15, 1928, in Uniontown, a daughter of the late Frank and Frances Wolfe Smolock. She was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Stanley and Kasimer Smolock; two sisters, Antoinette Tarby and Dina Smolock. She is survived by her husband, John C. McKnight; two daughters, Barbara Baughman of Germantown, Md., and JoAnn McKnight at home; two sisters, Theresa Marcinek of Streetsboro, Ohio, and Connie Haines of Alabama; two grandchildren. There will be no public visitation. A blessing service will be held Friday, Dec. 10, at Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park Mausoleum at a time to be announced. Arrangements by SHIRLEY-KUKICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Clay Pike, Circleville, North Huntingdon.

DR. HERBERT J. MORROW

Dr. Herbert J. Morrow, of New Alexandria, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999, in Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born Nov. 11, 1920, in Brenizer, Pa., a son of the late Michael and Catherine Morrow. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Marjorie; brother, Howard; infant grandchild, Rachel Anne Denara; a son-in-law, Frank Denara; a great-stepgranddaughter, Heather. He received his B.S. and M.D. degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, graduating magna cum laude in 1947. He received the James Heard Award for scholarship and internal medicine, and the Bernard Goldman Award for the highest scholastic standing in dermatology. While at Pitt, he was the president of the AOA National Medical Honor Society. He interned at Homestead and South Side Hospitals in Pittsburgh. He did postgraduate work in arthritis and diabetes at Brooke General Hospital, San Antonio, Texas, and cardiology at the University of Buffalo Medical School. He served in the combat medical department in Bataan in the Philippines in World War II. He set up practice in New Alexandria in 1952, and had an expanded practice in Crabtree. He was past president of the Latrobe Area Hospital Medical Staff and a member of the board of directors. He was a school physician for the Derry Area School District and health officer for New Alexandria. He took a physical retirement in 1984. His professional affiliations include: Latrobe Academy of Medicine, Westmoreland County of Pennsylvania State Medical Societies and the American Medical Association. His social affiliations included: New Alexandria Firemen's Club, American Legion, Lions Club, St. James Church and the Blairsville and the Latrobe Elks. Surviving are his wife, June Weaver Morrow of New Alexandria; three children, Mrs. Frank (Kathryn) Denara of Brenizer, Mrs. Joseph (Michele) Bell of Blairsville and Herbert and wife, Susan, of New Alexandria; three grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and four great-stepgrandchildren. Friends will be received Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the P. DAVID NEWHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church and Washington streets in New Alexandria. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. James Catholic Church in New Alexandria with the Rev. Father Lawrence T. Persico as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Vincent Cemetery, Unity Township. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Alexandria Volunteer Fire Department.

NELL MARIE MYERS

Nell Marie Myers, 91, of Elsee Drive, Orlando, Fla., died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1999. She was born in Jeannette, and moved to Florida in 1949. She was Protestant by faith. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford L. Myers. She is survived by two daughters, Duella M. Ray of Orlando, Fla., and Patricia N. Copeland of North Huntingdon; a son, Clifford L. Myers of Leesburg, Fla.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson. There will be no visitation or services. Arrangements are under the direction of the BALDWIN-FAIRCHILD FUNERAL HOME-CONWAY CHAPEL, 1413 S. Semoran Blvd., Orlando, Fla.

CLARA CATHERINE MELKO OVERLY

Clara Catherine Melko Overly, 82, of Tarrs RD3, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1999, in the Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. She was born Aug. 31, 1917, in Mt. Pleasant Township, a daughter of the late Walter V. and Lottie Smoczynski Melko. She had attended the Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church of Tarrs. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Merle Edward Overly, in 1982; a daughter, Martha, in 1934; a grandson, Bryan Firmstone, in 1998; three sisters, Margaret Sibley, in 1958, Katherine Kruger, in 1992, and Marie King, in 1998; and a brother, John Melko, in 1983. Survived by seven sons, Edward Overly and wife, Betty, of Hunker, Joseph Overly and wife, Patricia, of Mt. Pleasant RD4, Merle Overly of Kingview, Pa., Floyd Overly and wife, Claudia, of Mt. Pleasant, James Overly and wife, Mary Lou, of Acme, David Overly and wife, Kathy, of Tarrs, and Randy Overly and wife, Susan, of Acme; three daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Clara ``Babe'') McCabe of Bullskin Township, Mrs. George (Gloria) Firmstone of Mt. Pleasant, and Mrs. Dennis (Nancy) Allison of Tarrs; 25 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bernard Melko of Maple Heights, Ohio, and Charles Melko of East Peoria, Ill.; three sisters, Frances Putman of Cleveland, Ohio, Dorothy Presley of Peoria, Ill., and Gertrude Sharp of Sandston, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the LUTHER J. GRIMM FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Pleasant, Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ralph A. Mostoller officiating. Interment Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Tarrs.

MILDRED SEVER

Mildred (Vargo) Sever, 97, of West Newton, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999, at the Westmoreland Manor, Hempfield Township. She was born Dec. 30, 1901, in Footedale, Pa., a daughter of the late Andrew B. Sr. and Julia Vargo. Mrs. Sever was a homemaker. Her memberships included the St. Edward Roman Catholic Church, Herminie, and also the Herminie S.N.P.J. Lodge #87. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Sever was preceded in death by her husband, James Marco Sever; a daughter, Peggy Sever; four sons, John, Walter, James and Frank Sever; two brothers, Paul and Andy Vargo; a sister, Susan Vargo. Mrs. Sever is survived by five sons, Joseph and his wife, Dixie, of West Newton, George and his wife, Nancy, of Wyles, Thomas, Robert and Paul Sever, all of West Newton; three daughters, Helen Nalepa of Pittsburgh, Nancy Roshon of West Newton and Mildred and her husband, Paul McBeth, of Madison; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Vargo of Fayette City and Ann Cups of Oakmont; two brothers, John and Sam Vargo, both of Fayette City; a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Herminie. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 9 a.m. in St. Edward R.C. Church, Herminie, with the Rev. Lawrence L. Manchas as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park. A St. Edward parish wake service will be held Friday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home.

MARY E. AMBROSE

Mary E. Ambrose, 90, formerly of Springdale, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999, in the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Feb. 10, 1909, in Natrona Heights, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Prekop Balucha. She retired from PPG, Creighton, with 20 years of service. She was a member of St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church of Springdale. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Edward A. Ambrose Sr.; and three brothers, John, Steve and Carl Balucha. She is survived by her son, Edward A. Ambrose, and his wife, Marge, of Greensburg; four grandchildren, Cynthia E. Stoner of Pendleton, N.Y., E. Jeffrey, Scott M. and Barbara A. Ambrose, all of Greensburg; two great-grandsons, Ryan J. and Justin D. Ambrose; and a sister, Margaret Manconi of Lower Burrell. Friends will be received at the CHARLES B. JARVIE FUNERAL HOME, 801 Pittsburgh St., Springdale, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Alphonsus R.C. Church, Springdale. Interment will follow in the Deer Creek Cemetery, Harmar.

VICTORIA J. (HAYNACKIE) DUDASH

Victoria J. (Haynackie) Dudash, 76, a resident of Villa Angela at St. Anne Home, Greensburg, formerly of Hannastown, died Friday, Dec. 3, 1999, at Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born June 23, 1923, in Bovard, a daughter of the late Walter and Helen (Goretski) Haynackie. Prior to retirement she had been a clerk for the United Dairy Farmers, and later a teacher's aide for the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit. She was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Crabtree, and the Jednota Lodge. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph J. Dudash, on Oct. 1, 1999; two brothers, Edward and Frank; and three sisters, Helen Dlutowski, Stella Pauli and Mary Kundrod. She is survived by a son, Gerald G., and his wife, Margery Dudash, of New Stanton; a daughter, Carol J., and her husband, Paul Visokey, of North Port, N.Y.; five grandsons, Jeffery and Marc Dudash, Erik, Bradley and Kurt Visokey; two brothers, Stanley ``Artie'' Haynackie of Bovard and Joseph Haynackie of Greensburg; two sisters, Agnes Saglime of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Bertha ``Lovie'' Yagla of Bovard; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. 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. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Crabtree, with the Rev. Augustine J. Flood, O.S.B. as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Greensburg Catholic Cemetery, Hempfield Township.

ANNA V. FADROSH

Anna Virginia (Lazor) Fadrosh, 87, of Mt. Pleasant RD1 (United), died Friday, Dec. 3, 1999, in the St. Anne Home, Greensburg. She was born Oct. 25, 1912, in United, daughter of the late Adam S. and Anna E. Safko Lazor. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the Westmoreland County Courthouse and previously worked as a clerk for Sears and a packer for Porcelier Manufacturing. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, on Aug. 3, 1991; infant brother, Adam; infant sister, Anna; and brothers George, Andrew, John and Joseph Lazor. She was a member of St. Florian Catholic Church in United and its altar society and the Croatian Fraternal Union of America. She is survived by her son, Gerard Fadrosh, of Williamsport; a sister, Catherine Lazor, of United; three brothers, Stephen Lazor of Latrobe, Paul and Anthony Lazor, both of Greensburg; nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, Norvelt, Sunday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held at the funeral home Monday at 10:20 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11 a.m. in St. Florian Catholic Church, with the Rev. John M. Foriska as celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. Florian Cemetery. A wake service will be held in the funeral home Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

HAROLD E. GRAYBURN JR.

Harold E. Grayburn Jr., of Baldwin Borough, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999. Beloved husband of Dorothy (Rauch) Grayburn. Father of Curtis Grayburn of Illinois, Kevin Grayburn of Pittsburgh, Kerry Grayburn of Georgia, Craig Grayburn of Pittsburgh, Kenneth Grayburn of North Carolina and Cory Grayburn of Colorado. Also 13 grandchildren. Friends will be received Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the GRIFFITH MORTUARY INC., 5636 Brownsville Road, Broughton-Curry-South Park Township, where services will be held Monday at 11 a.m.

SAMUEL L. GROSEL

Samuel L. Grosel, 88, formerly of Wegley, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999, in the Harmon House Convalescent Center, Mt. Pleasant. He was born June 9, 1911, in Penn, Pa., a son of the late Simon and Mary Grosel. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as an inspector for Westinghouse Electric of East Pittsburgh. He was a member of the St. Boniface Church of Penn. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ann T. Grosel, in July 1999. He is survived by a son, Samuel W. Grosel and his wife, Lorene, of Mt. Pleasant; and two granddaughters, Kimberly and Katie Grosel. Visitation and Funeral Mass will be private. Arrangements by the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., Fifth and Oak, Irwin.

AMELIA K. HANNA

Amelia K. Hanna, 90, of Newark, Del., formerly of Latrobe, died Friday, Dec. 3, 1999, at her daughter's residence in Newark. She was born Aug. 3, 1909, in Safita Mashta All Hillou, Syria, a daughter of the late Samuel and Tamara Khourey. Amelia was a member of the Latrobe Presbyterian Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Hanna, in 1971; her son, Donald ``Chad'' Hanna in 1961; three sisters; and a brother. She is survived by three daughters, Adele Moon and her husband, Ted, of Boise, Idaho, Selma Wineman of Westchester and Victoria Leccia and her husband, Pete, with whom she made her home, in Newark, Del.; her daughter-in-law, Patricia Lattanzio of Tom Ball, Texas; her extended family, Dr. R. Arnold Wigle and his wife, Theresa, of Ligonier; 16 grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren. Friends will be received at the HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Latrobe Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. David B. Batchelder officiating. Interment will follow in Unity Cemetery, Unity Township. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810, or the Latrobe Presbyterian Church, 428 Main St., Latrobe, PA 15650.

JOSEPH LESHOCK

Joseph ``Beanie'' Leshock, 85, of Greensburg, died Friday, Dec. 3, 1999, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born in Southwest on Oct. 16, 1914, the son of the late Joseph and Anna Macy Leshock. He was a 1933 graduate of Hurst High School. Prior to retirement, he was employed for 36 years by the Westinghouse Electric Co. He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps and of the Hilltop Social Club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Forejt, and his brother, Samuel Leshock. He is survived by his loving wife, Davida ``Dee'' Monskie Leshock; five children, James J. and wife, Carolyn, of Charlotte, N.C., David and wife, Carol, of Greensburg, Dennis and wife, Carol, of Greensburg, Phyllis and husband, Joseph Shearer, of Greensburg and Lorraine and husband, Raymond Attenberger, of Newark, Del.; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Family and friends will be received at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 N. Main St., Greensburg, Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Steven L. Welker officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Clair Cemetery. The family requests memorial contributions to the Make A Wish Foundation, 555 Grant St., Suite 425, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-4408.

HENRY C. LEWANDOWSKI

Henry C. Lewandowski, of Brentwood, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999. He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura (Czapinski) Lewandowski; and a brother, Joseph Lewandowski. He is survived by three children, Nancy Kenney, Jan Poljak and Steve Lewandowski; and two grandchildren, Nathan and Luke Poljak. Mr. Lewandowski was a retired employee of Matthews International and a World War II veteran. Friends will be received at the CIESLAK & TATKO FUNERAL HOME INC., 2935 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where a Funeral Prayer will be recited Monday at 9:15 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Wendelin Church. Interment in Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

CATHERINE J. MELLORS

Catherine J. Mellors, 85, of Greensburg, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999, in Greensburg. She was born Oct. 28, 1914, in Mechesneytown, a daughter of the late Harry and Anne Parks McGinnis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold ``Howdy'' R. Mellors, to whom she was married for 65 years; six brothers, William, John, Hector, Harry ``Cy,'' James and Robert McGinnis; and four sisters, Rosina McGinnis, Margaret Campbell, Annie McGinnis and Mary Smith Watkins. She is survived by a son, Bill Mellors, and his wife, Patty, of Greensburg, a daughter, Beverly ``Buzz'' Bury and her husband, Joseph, of Monroeville; two grandsons, Chris and his wife, Mary Markle, of Selinsgrove and Lee and his wife, Anne-Claire Markle, of Rochester, N.Y.; three great-grandchildren, Davis, Noelle and Jonah. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. Catherine and Howdy were the proprietors of the former Bill and Buzz Dairy Barn of Youngwood. Catherine also served as head cashier of the Mellor's 5 & 10 Store until it closed in 1965. Friends will be received Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., 101 S. Fourth St., Youngwood. Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in Christ United Methodist Church, Youngwood, with the Rev. Dr. Merritt Edner officiating. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH. Interment will be in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetics Society.

IDA LOIS POE

Ida Lois Poe, 90, a lifelong resident of Clemtown Community, Philippi, W.Va., passed away Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999, in Philippi. She was born Sept. 26, 1909, in Tucker County, a daughter of the late George and Dora (Reed) Ball. She was united in marriage July 22, 1933, to John Robert Poe, who preceded her in death in 1980. Surviving are three daughters, Joetta Ruth Taylor, of Mustang, Okla., Lola Virginia Taylor and husband, Clayton, of Zebulon, N.C., and Lillian L. Beeson, Ph.D., and fiance John, of North Huntingdon; two sons, Morrison Monroe ``Jim'' Poe and wife, Dean, of Canfield, Ohio, and Curtis Eugene Poe and wife, Betty, of Reynoldsville, W.Va.; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Poe was the last surviving member of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by four brothers and a sister. Mrs. Poe was a retired teacher's educational aide and a homemaker. She was an accomplished artist and an avid flower gardener. She attended Clemtown United Methodist Church and taught Sunday school for more than 50 years. The family will receive friends at the WRIGHT FUNERAL HOME, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, Saturday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., at which time she will be moved to the Clemtown United Methodist Church to lie in state from 1 to 2 p.m., the service hour. The Rev. Robert Nichols and Frank McQuain will co-officiate. Interment will follow in Clemtown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to People's Hospice, P.O. Box 1680, Clarksburg, W.Va. 26301, or to the Clemtown United Methodist Church.


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