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LENA G. (EVANS) BAKER

Lena G. (Evans) Baker, 37, of Irwin (Herminie No. 2), died Friday, Dec. 3, 1999, at Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. She was born June 15, 1962, in McKeesport, a daughter of Mark and Donna (Lanning) Evans of McKeesport. Lena was a graduate of McKeesport High School, class of 1980. Lena was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents; and a brother, Mark Evans. In addition to her parents, Lena is survived by a son, Frank P. Baker at home; a daughter, Faith M. Baker of Greensburg; five brothers, Matt of Elizabeth, and Paul, Bill, Martin and Guy, all of McKeesport; a sister, Linda Irons of McKeesport; a grandson, Chad Baker; her boyfriend, Eric Trout of Herminie; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Herminie, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Liturgy will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with Father Lawrence L. Manchas officiating. Interment will follow in the Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. 

CORA N. BORRELL

Cora ``Cody'' N. Borrell of Grove City, formerly of Edgewood, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999, at Grove Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Borrell was born in Grove City to Lydell and Sara Galbraith Neyman. Mrs. Borrell taught at the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf for many years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Edgewood. She was well known as an expert gardener in garden circles and belonged to the Rockledge Garden Club and the Iris Daylily Society. Her husband, Theodore Borrell, died in 1983. She was also preceded in death by a sister and five brothers. Surviving are five nephews and three nieces. Memorial services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Edgewood, 120 E. Swissvale Ave., Edgewood, Friday, Dec. 10, at 1 p.m. Interment will be in Homewood Cemetery. Memorial tributes, if desired, may be made to the Edgewood Presbyterian Church. 

WAYNE DeCLAUDIO

Wayne DeClaudio, 52, of Sutersville, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, in Jefferson Hospital, Jefferson Borough. He was born Aug. 19, 1947, in McKeesport, the son of Margaret Morris DeClaudio Chopp and the late August DeClaudio. He was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Sutersville. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam war; and was a member of the L.O.O.M. #1358, Sutersville, and VFW Post #7812, West Newton. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 32 years, Paula (Brunory) DeClaudio; a son, Michael DeClaudio; a granddaughter, Desiree; a brother, Brian DeClaudio and wife, Deborah, of Sutersville; a sister, Kathy Lubinsky and husband, John, of Irwin RD1; his stepfather, Andrew Chopp; and the following stepsisters and stepbrothers, Barbara Jarmon and husband, Cecil, Rita Pruni and husband, Michael, Andy Chopp, Colleen Martz and husband, Roger, Terry Chopp and wife, Becky, and Pam Chopp. Also a number of nieces and nephews, and dear friends and their children. Friends will be received at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., West Newton, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Sutersville, with the Rev. James D. Vasil as celebrant. Interment West Newton Cemetery. Rosary service Monday at 3:30 p.m. in the funeral home. If desired, memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice. 

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. 

Retired Sgt. Maj. EDWARD L. DUNLEVY

Retired Sgt. Maj. Edward L. Dunlevy, 72, of Ligonier, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999. He was born June 21, 1927, a son of the late Edward M. and Frances A. Dunlevy. Prior to his retirement in 1987, he was employed as a full-time technician unit manager for the Pennsylvania National Guard from 1949 to 1987. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW. He was secretary and treasurer of the Valley Golf League at Champion Lake, and charter member and president of the Ligonier Mounties Booster Club. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mary Lou Dunlevy; two sons, David L. and wife Tamara, and John E. Dunlevy both of Ligonier; a grandchild, Ryan David; a brother, Charles W. and wife, Patricia, of Scottdale; two sisters, Gladys C. Sorace and husband, Vincent, of Scottdale, and Frances R. Frank of Hopewood; and 11 nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at the Covenant Presbyterian Church ®MDBO¯®MDNM¯in Ligonier, Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 1 p.m. Family requests all memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

JOHN F. EMRESCHAK

John F. Emreschak, of South Park Township, on Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999. Beloved husband of Ann R. (Maranowski) Emreschak; father of Barbara A. Mieze, Brian J. Emreschak, David A. Emreschak, and Janice M. Lenard. Also survived by 10 grandchildren; a great-grandson; and nieces and nephews. Brother of Frank Emreschak, Helen Boruch, Evelyn Shimko, and the late Ann Jordan and Irene Cawley. Friends received Sunday and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the GRIFFITH MORTUARY INC., 5636 Brownsville Road, Broughton-Curry-South Park Township. Funeral Prayer Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., with Mass of Christian Burial in Nativity Church at 10 a.m. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. 

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, Joseph and Adam 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 and the Rev. Bernard Lazor. Interment will follow in the St. Florian Cemetery. A wake service will be held in the funeral home Sunday at 2:30 p.m. 

FRANCIS R. FURTAK

Francis R. "Crooner" Furtak, 69, of New Alexandria, died Friday, Dec. 3, 1999, in Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born Jan. 26, 1930, in Whitney, a son of Mary Wilcox Furtak of Hostetter and the late Frank Furtak. He was a member of St. Cecilia Church in Whitney, the Frontier Club of Latrobe, St. Joseph's Club, and the Hostetter Club. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Josephine Furtak; his second wife, Alberta E. Furtak; two brothers, Stanley and Walter Furtak; and a sister, Cecilia Drexler. In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, Walter Cole Jr. of Latrobe; two daughters, Betty Patrick and her husband, Donald, of New Alexandria, and Sherry Furtak of Latrobe; two brothers, Joseph Furtak and his wife, Marie, of Boston, Mass., and Michael Furtak and his wife, Donna, of Hostetter; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 9:15 a.m. in St. Cecilia Church with the Rev. Chad Ficorilli O.S.B. as celebrant. Interment in St. Vincent Cemetery, Unity Township. 

INFANT GEARY Infant son of Scott J. and Donna Sue Zimmerman Geary of Derry RD1, died Wednesday Dec. 1, 1999. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Samuel M. Geary; and a sister, Rachel Elizabeth Geary at home; paternal grandmother, Faye Hardesty Geary of Latrobe; and maternal grandparents, Donald Zimmerman and Kitty Kelly, both of Greensburg. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Hugh J. ``Benny'' Geary. Private services will be held, and interment will be in Coles Cemetery, Derry. MICHAEL J. QUINLISK FUNERAL HOME INC., Derry, in charge of arrangements. 

WILLIAM T. GILROY

William T. Gilroy, 84, of Augusta, Ga., formerly of Jeannette, died Friday, Dec. 3, 1999, in the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home, Augusta. He was born Aug. 13, 1915, in Wilkes-Barre, a son of the late John and Rebecca Carey Gilroy. Prior to his retirement, he was a master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, and was employed by Zanarini's Posey Shoppe of Jeannette. A member of the Jeannette American Legion Post #344, he was a former member of the Ascension Church, Jeannette. Surviving are his wife, Madeline Caretti Gilroy; two daughters, Aileen Robinson and husband, Thomas, of North Augusta, S.C., and Adele Young and husband, Lester, of Freehold N.J.; four grandchildren; and a niece, Camille Blasioli and husband, Nick, of Venice, Fla. Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette, where a blessing service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. Interment with military honors accorded by the Jeannette Combined Veterans will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. The Jeannette Combined Veterans will hold services Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the funeral home. 

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. 

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 Tomball, Texas; her extended family, Dr. R. Arnold Wigle and his wife, Theresa, of Ligonier; 16 grandchildren; and 12 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. 

EDISON R. HURST

Edison R. Hurst, 77, of Mt. Pleasant RD6, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, at his home. He was born March 19, 1922, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late Willis and Margaret Jordan Hurst. He was retired from Permali Inc., of Mt. Pleasant, and was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Church of God. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Willis, William and Thomas Hurst; and two sisters, Sarah Hurst and Bella Mae Geary. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Lukasik Hurst; four children, Patricia Mullen of Mt. Pleasant, Judith Kubasky and her husband, Raymond, of Mt. Pleasant, Ronald Hurst and his wife, Cheryl, of Connellsville, and Donald Hurst and his wife, Loretta, of Greensburg; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Allen Hurst of South Carolina and Sheldon Hurst and his wife, Marjorie, of Mt Pleasant; and four sisters, Eva Lucas of Pittsburgh, Edith Rice, Sarah Piezak and Rita Daniels and her husband, James, all of Mt. Pleasant. Friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home, with the Rev. Nicholas Trongo officiating. Interment will follow in the Visitation Cemetery. 

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.
 

JOANN D. KERILA

{em}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 A. KUNAK JR.

Joseph A. Kunak Jr., 76, of Park Avenue, Cresson, died Friday, Dec. 3, 1999, at Bon Secours-Holy Family Hospital, Altoona. He was born Sept. 2, 1923, in Somerset, son of the late Joseph A. Sr. and Helen Shaffer Kunak. Preceded in death by brother, Raymond. Survived by wife, the former Jean Florey, whom he married in 1948 at St. Boniface Church, Penn; children, Joseph M. of North Huntingdon, Jason P. of Scott, La., Janice D. of Penn, Joyce L. of Williamsport; Jeffrey B. of Cresson; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Brother of Ruth Schultz of Jeannette, Hellein Young of Greensburg, and Karl of North Hollywood, Calif. Retired in 1983 as a machinist with Conrail. Member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church and American Legion Post 238, both of Cresson, and Sankertown VFW Post 7377. World War II Army veteran, having served as an aerial gunnery instructor in Normandy, North France, Rhineland, Central Europe and Air Offensive Europe. At request of deceased, no viewing or visitation. Arrangements by CHARLES H. KENNEDY FUNERAL HOME, Cresson. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

DR. HERBERT J. MORROW

{em}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, and the Blairsville and the Latrobe Elks. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church, New Alexandria. 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 Union Cemetery, New Alexandria. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Alexandria Volunteer Fire Department. 

JOSEPH M. NAUGHTON

Joseph M. Naughton, 79, formerly of Mt. Washington, on Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999. Husband of the late Mary Jane (Barr) Naughton. Beloved father of Mary M. (Samuel) Buccigrossi and Patricia A. (John) Bish. Grandfather of Kimberley, Scott and Kathleen Buccigrossi. Brother of Edward J. (Lydia) Naughton and the late Margaret. Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at WM. SLATER AND SONS INC., Virginia Avenue and Kearsarge Street, Mt. Washington. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 11:30 a.m. in St. Justin Church. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Sisters of the Holy Spirit, Marian Manor, 2695 Winchester Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15220. 

EVELYN K. OESTERLING

Evelyn K. Oesterling, 78, a resident of Briarcliff Pavilion, North Huntingdon, formerly of Jeannette, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, in Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. She was born Nov. 13, 1921, in Jeannette, the daughter of the late Thomas and Kathryn Zewe Loughner. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Jeannette. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Oesterling, in 1978; and a brother, Harvey L. Loughner. Surviving are a daughter, Kathryn O. Henry and husband, Francis, of New Stanton; two grandsons, Christopher and Nathan Henry; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Hempfield Township. 

WILLIAM G. PORTSER

William G. Portser, 68, of Jeannette, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1999, at home. He was born April 9, 1931, in Greensburg, a son of the late Welty and Orie Hemminger Portser. Prior to retirement, he was employed by Westmoreland Glass. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ida Jean Bavaro Portser; a son, Robert Portser; a daughter, Barbara Portser; and a brother, Welty ``Bud'' Portser. He is survived by a son, William Portser and his wife, Dorothy, of Grapeville; a daughter, Diana Wagner and her husband, James, of Jeannette; four grandchildren, Billie Jo, Gina, Wendy, and Jimmy; two great-grandsons, Dustin and William; a brother, Jack Portser of Latrobe; three sisters, Hattie Pittner of Penn, Dorothy Mae Kirchner of Greensburg, and Dolly Matasick of Kentucky; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in 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 blessing service will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home with Monsignor David L. Fisher officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. 

SAMUEL F. SCRIMA

Samuel F. Scrima, of Hollywood, Fla., formerly of Pittsburgh, suddenly on Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999. Son of the late Lorenzo and Irene Scrima. Father of Samuel F. Scrima Jr. Brother of Sondra Sebastian, Larry, Dennis, Gary and John Scrima. Funeral arrangements to be announced by MAURICE L. KNEE LTD. FUNERAL HOME, 7663 Saltsburg Road, Plum, (412) 798-9740. 

CARA MARIE SOISSON

Cara Marie Soisson, 21, of Connellsville, passed away Friday, Dec. 3, 1999, in the West Virginia Medical Center, Morgantown. She was born Sept. 17, 1978, in Uniontown, a daughter of Harry W. III and Laurita Vinoverski Soisson of Connellsville. She was a graduate of Geibel High School in 1997, and was a junior at West Virginia University majoring in broadcast journalism. During her junior and senior years in high school she worked at WCVI radio station in Connellsville. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, and while in West Virginia she attended the St. John Newman Center. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Marissa Anne Soisson at home; and her maternal grandmother, Ann Vinoverski of West Leisenring. She was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, Harry and Nellie Soisson; and her maternal grandfather, Louis Vinoverski. Friends will be received at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, Sunday from 1 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Connellsville, with the Rev. Michael Sciberras as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Connellsville. A parish vigil service will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home. 

ROSE SADLER TURCHECK

Rose Sadler Turcheck, 71, formerly of Ligonier, died Friday, Dec. 3, 1999, in UPMC-Lee Regional Hospital, Johnstown. She was born July 24, 1928, in Ligonier, a daughter of the late Charles Forest and Eva Kastner Sadler. She was preceded in death by an infant son; a sister, Sarah Elizabeth Hill; three brothers, Charles F. Sadler, Earl Stanley Sadler and Otho Oliver ``Pete'' Sadler. She is survived by her husband, Henry T. Turcheck; three daughters, Deborah and her husband, Michael Chislock of Huntingdon, Rose and her husband, Wilbur Shirey of Seward, Linda and her husband, Dennis Pershing of Ligonier RD1; and six grandchildren. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC. AND CREMATORY, Bell and East Church streets, Ligonier. Services will be held 1 p.m. Monday in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Jim Tomb officiating. Interment will be in Fairmont Cemetery, Cook Township. Helen H. Snyder, funeral director. 

NANCY J. WISSINGER

Nancy J. Wissinger, 59, of Patterson Heights, formerly of Wexford, died Friday, Dec. 3, 1999, in The Medical Center of Beaver, Brighton Township. She was born Nov. 1, 1940, in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Thomas R. and Mary F. Kearns Martin. She was a homemaker and a member of Christ the Divine Teacher Roman Catholic Church, Chippewa Township. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Delores Martin. She is survived by her husband, Willis A. ``Bud'' Wissinger; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert S. and Ruth Ann Wissinger, of Warren, Ohio; a daughter and son-in-law, Laura C. and Richard Emanuel of Boardman, Ohio; four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Tom and Dolly Martin of Brookline, Jack Martin of Wheeling W.Va., Jim and Linda Martin of North Huntingdon, and Bill and Sara Martin of Pittsburgh; four sisters and a brother-in-law, Jean Martin of Pittsburgh, Carol and Ray Fusaro of Valencia, and Pat Martin and Sheila Martin of Pittsburgh. Also eight grandchildren. Friends will be received Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the LUTTON CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME, 117 Blackhawk Road, Chippewa, where prayers will be said Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Christ the Divine Teacher R.C. Church, Chippewa, with pastor Father Harry Sangl as celebrant. Prayer vigil Monday at 3:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery, Chippewa Township.


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