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RAYMOND BERGMAN
Raymond Bergman, 77, of West Newton, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999. He was born Nov. 11, 1922, in Collinsburg, a son of the late William and Minnie George Bergman. He was a retired employee of U.S. Steel Corp., and served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the American Legion in Mt. Pleasant, and the Collinsburg Liederkranz. He was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church, West Newton. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Helen (Rock) Bergman; two children, Ron Bergman Jr. of West Newton and Gay Ramsey of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three grandchildren, Robin Bergman, Ron Bergman Jr., and Brandon Bergman; two great-grandchildren, Lauren and Morgan Bergman; and the following sisters and brothers, Martha Kelley of Charleroi, Ruth DiNardo and Andrew Bergman, both of West Newton, and Alma Chuck and Edward Bergman of West Point, Ohio. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Sikorsky; and two brothers, William and Wilbert Bergman. Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., West Newton. Funeral services Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Allen R. Riethmiller officiating. Interment West Newton Cemetery.

NATALE J. CARBONE IV

Natale J. Carbone IV, 39, of Chesapeake, Va., formerly of Latrobe, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999. He was born March 10, 1960, in Latrobe, a son of Natale J. III and Elizabeth McKlveen Carbone of Latrobe. He was a customer service representative for Southern Bell. He was a graduate of Kiski School, where he was a member of the Kiski Debate Team. He was a graduate of the College of Wooster, Ohio. He was a member of the Young Republican Party, Packard Club of America, Antique Car Club of America, MOPAR Club, and the Titanic Historical Society. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Eugene F. and Helen M. McKlveen, and his paternal grandparents, Natale J. Jr. and Mary E. Carbone. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Carbone Evangeliste and husband, John Paul, of Jeannette; a brother, Richard V. Carbone and wife, Bernadette, of Crabtree; nieces, Emma (his godchild) and Helen Evangeliste; nephews, Christopher and Steven Carbone; aunt, Natalie Carbone Mangini; cousins, Angela, Vanessa, Natalie, Vincent, and Melissa; godchildren, Charles Robie and Kathryn Ruth Jane Aikens; and many dear loyal friends. Relatives and friends will be received at the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME, 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg (724) 837-0020, www.pantalone.com, Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Family Church, Latrobe. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Kiski School, Saltsburg, PA 15681. Natale N. Pantalone, funeral director.

CAROL HUNTER DARIN

Carol Hunter Darin, 80, of Latrobe, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, in the Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born Aug. 4, 1919, in Cook Township, a daughter of the late William and Cora Correll Hunter. She attended Hope Evangelical Methodist Church, Youngstown, Pa. Carol was an Avon representative for many years. She was preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Valentino R. Darin; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC. & CREMATORY, Route 982 South, Latrobe, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Additional viewing will be Tuesday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. in the Hope Evangelical Methodist Church, Youngstown, at which time services will be held with the Rev. Stephen Furches officiating. Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery, Cook Township. Gordon O. Snyder, funeral director.

HELEN DOROTHY DAVIES

Helen Dorothy Davies, 84, of Gulfport, Fla., formerly of Ligonier, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 1999, in Pinellas Park, Fla. She was born May 28, 1915, in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Albert G. and Hazel Mellinger Moore. Prior to her retirement, she had been employed in the Ligonier Magistrates office under the direction of Terry Marolt. She was a member of the Red Rock Club in Ligonier. Survived by a son, Larry (and wife, Carrie) Davies of Gulfport, Fla.; a sister, Margaret Short of Gulfport, Fla.; and a brother, Albert G. Moore of Irwin. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at noon at the Ligonier Valley Cemetery with the Rev. Robert D. Cummings officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Ligonier Valley Meals-on-Wheels. J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL HOME INC., Ligonier, in charge of arrangements.

ROBERT J. DAW

Robert J. Daw, 60, of Derry, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, at home. He was born Jan. 22, 1939, in Derry Township, a son of the late John Paul and Alice M. Cox Daw. He was a retired employee of Latrobe Steel, where he had been a maintenance foreman; a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latrobe; and had been a member of the National Guard and the Derry Ukrainian Society. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Richard P. Daw. Bob is survived by two sons, Matthew J. Daw (and his wife, Nicole) of Berwyn, Pa., and David A. Daw; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Peterman of Costa Mesa, Calif.; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Beverly Heiple and her husband, Donald, of Derry RD. Family will receive friends in the MICHAEL J. QUINLISK FUNERAL HOME INC., 548 N. Chestnut St., Derry, Tuesday from noon until 2 p.m., when a funeral service will be conducted with a pastor from Latrobe Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will follow in Unity Cemetery, Unity Township.

WILLIAM T. DAWSON

William T. Dawson, 74, of Pitcairn, on Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999. Husband of Myra B. (Nee) Dawson. Father of Linda Franklin of Turtle Creek, Shirley McGuire of Middleburg Heights, Ohio, William Dawson of Buffalo, N.Y., Terry Dawson of Colorado Springs, Colo., Robert Sano of Kentucky, Laura Charles of Ruffsdale, Kathy Gentry of Kentucky and Cindy Dawson of Pitcairn. Brother of Margaret Seigh of Turtle Creek, Betty Pertinaci of Turtle Creek and Ken Dawson of Natrona Heights. Also 19 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Friends received Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the WM. O. PEARCE FUNERAL HOME INC., 318 Wall Ave., Pitcairn, where services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.

GEOFFREY PAUL DOHNER

Geoffrey Paul Dohner, 31, died recently in Vandergrift. Born Jan. 7, 1968, in Baltimore, Md., he was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in McKeesport, and a member of the Mazda RX7 Club. He was a printed circuit board designer for Tolgrade. He is survived by his parents, John Dohner of Columbia, Md., and Ann Kebles Dohner of McKeesport; a brother, Jonathan Dohner of Uniontown; an aunt, Eleanor Bangs of Maryland; and a niece and a nephew. No visitation. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Christian Missionary Alliance Church with Pastor Kenneth Toczyski officiating. Arrangements by JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME, McKeesport.

HEIDI K. LANTZ

Heidi K. Lantz, 21, of Port Vue, suddenly on Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999. Daughter of Debra A. Markovich and Ronald F. Lantz. Stepdaughter of Stephen M. Markovich. Granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Latorre, Floyd Lantz, and the late Lorelei Lantz. Sister of Theresa M. Lantz and Michael S. Markovich. Also many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m. at the DAVID J. HENNEY FUNERAL HOME, 6364 Library Road (Route 88), Library, where a blessing service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment Round Hill Cemetery.

SARA L. LOTT

Sara L. Lott, 87, of Apollo, formerly of Murrysville, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999. She was born July 14, 1912, in Plum Borough, the daughter of the late George and Ethel Thompson Greer. She was a member of Christ's Lutheran Church, Murrysville, and the Murrysville Golden Age Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton E. Lott, in 1996; and three brothers, Leon, Merle and Joseph Greer. She is survived by two daughters, Grace Lucas and her husband, Fred, of Apollo and Sally Dawes and her husband, Gene, of Claremore, Okla.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JOHN T. HART FUNERAL HOME, Murrysville, where a service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Steven J. Myers and Pastor Roger L. Steiner co-officiating. Private interment in the Hankey Church Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made to Christ's Lutheran Church.

SOPHIE E. LUKATCH

Sophie E. Lukatch, 87, of Brookville, Pa., formerly of Ligonier (Wilpen), died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, at Brookville Hospital. She was born Oct. 15, 1912, in Whitney, a daughter of the late George and JoAnn Merva Smyder. Prior to her retirement, she had owned and operated the former Robinson's Garden Inn, Sophie's Place, and Lukatch Sunoco Station, all in Ligonier. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church Parish. She loved to cook and spend time out in her garden. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Lukatch, in 1961; a daughter, Elizabeth Lukatch; two brothers, George and John Smyder; and two sisters, Veronica Kanezovich and Ann Ridilla. Survived by three daughters, Mrs. James V. (Mary Jane) Garofola of Crabtree, Mrs. Walter (Betty) Roadman of Latrobe RD1, and Mrs. Clifford L. (Elaine) Cramer of Ligonier; four sons, John H. Lukatch Jr. of Latrobe RD6, Kenneth E. (and wife, Gloria) Lukatch of Latrobe RD1, Donald V. (and wife, Margaret) Lukatch of Ligonier RD1, and James D. (and wife, Kathleen) Lukatch of Latrobe RD4; 20 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mildred Loveridge of Kreamer, Pa.; and Leroy Darr, her loving companion of 38 years, and his children, Barbara Clark of Harrisburg, Richard Darr of Brookville, and Beverly Hutchison of Ligonier. Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL HOME INC., 144 E. Main St., Ligonier. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Ligonier, with the Rev. Joseph P. Maddalena as celebrant. Interment St. Ann's Cemetery, Wilpen. Vigil for the deceased will be held Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Blessing service will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home.

GLORIANNA SANDQUIST LULEY

Glorianna Sandquist Luley, of McCandless, on Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999. Beloved wife of Howard G. Luley. Mother of Scott Luley of Princeton, N.J. Grandmother of Brian and Blake Luley. No visitation. Memorial service in Memorial Park Presbyterian Church, 8800 Peebles Road, Allison Park, Tuesday at 1 p.m. Reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the American Lung Association. Arrangements by the T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, Pittsburgh.

HUGH A. McHENRY

Hugh A. McHenry, 86, of Derry, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999, in the home of his loving daughter, Judy Collins, in Latrobe, where she and her daughter, Stacey, had been caring for him. He was born April 21, 1913, in Derry, the town he had spent his entire life in and loved, a son of the late Claude and Fannie Almes McHenry. He worked at Derry Westinghouse Inc. for 39 years, retiring in 1975. He was always ready to help out a friend. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Leona McHenry, in 1979; and a sister, Joan McHenry Kells. He was a good and loving father to his children, Judy Collins of Latrobe, Jack and Barbara McHenry of Massillon, Ohio, Karen and Patsy Hatzimbes of Pittsburgh, and Terry and Patti McHenry of Latrobe. Also survived by eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Helen Ickes of Derry, and her two children, Jackie Plummer and Dick Ickes. Hugh believed in living and celebrating life. Please make this a happy holiday by sending a donation to Goodfellows (an organization which buys toys for underprivileged children): Goodfellows Toy Fund, Post-Gazette Goodfellows, Box 715, Pittsburgh, PA 15230. Expressions of sympathy to the family may be mailed to Judy Collins, 1555 Theater St., Latrobe, PA 15650, or Karen M. Hatzimbes, 336 Picture Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. There is no public viewing. Private family funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Dec. 8, at the McCABE FUNERAL HOME, Derry. Interment will be in Coles Cemetery, Derry.

RUTH M. (KASTNER) RIST

Ruth M. (Kastner) Rist, 81, of Pitcairn, on Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999. Wife of C. LaRue Rist; mother of Linda R. (and husband, Robert W.) Noble of Johnstown; sister of Florence Swartz of Mt. Pleasant, Ira Kastner of Kent, Ohio, Jean Cloman of Levittown, Pa., and the late Rev. Arnold Kastner. Grandmother of John Noble of Freeport and the Rev. Richard Noble of Pittsburgh. Great-grandmother of Rachel, Stephanie, Jonathan, Christina, Nicholas, and Joshua. Friends received Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the WM. O. PEARCE FUNERAL HOME INC., 318 Wall Ave., Pitcairn. Funeral services in the First Baptist Church of Monroeville Wednesday at 11 a.m. Family requests contributions sent to the First Baptist Church of Monroeville, the American Cancer Society, or the American Diabetes Association.

WILLIAM J. SMITH

William J. Smith, 70, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, in the Monsour Medical Center, Jeannette. He was born Nov. 27, 1929, in Plum Borough, the son of the late William and Pauline Rumace Smith. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a truck driver for Fife Moving Co. of Washington, Pa., and Ryan Moving and Storage of North Huntingdon. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict, having served in the U.S. Army. He was a social member of the Italian Miners Society of Hahntown. Surviving are his wife, Susan Harkins Smith; a daughter, Erin Page and her husband, Darril, of Norristown; five sons, William Jr., Timothy, Patrick, Shawn, and Devlin, all of North Huntingdon; two granddaughters, Lindsay and Syla; and a sister, Dorothy Grainy of Penn Hills. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., Fifth and Oak streets, Irwin, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. David L. Weeks, pastor of the Concordia Lutheran Church of McKeesport, officiating. Interment will follow in the Brush Creek Cemetery, Hempfield Township.

ZELLA M. (WELCH) ARNOLD 

Zella M. (Welch) Arnold, 81, of Weltytown, died Monday, Dec. 6, 1999, at Sunnylands Retirement Home, Pleasant Unity. She was born Feb. 8, 1918, in Mt. Pleasant Township, a daughter of the late Edward H. and Emma (Honse) Welch. She was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ, Trauger. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William L. Arnold; a son, Eugene L.; two sisters, Violet and Dorothy; and a brother, Roy Welch. She was the beloved mother of William E. Arnold and wife, Phyllis, of Greensburg RD5, Mrs. Donald (Beverly) Selchan of North Huntingdon, Mrs. John (Sandra) Solo of Youngwood, Mrs. Carole Sivak of Carlisle, and Mrs. David (Joyce) DeVinney of New Alexandria; also survived by 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Welch of Latrobe RD1; four sisters, Jane Reese of Latrobe RD1, Leona Porch of Kecksburg, Mrs. Duane (Doretha) Welty and Mrs. William (Ruth) Christie, all of Mt. Pleasant RD1; and two sisters-in-law, Ruth Reese of Mammoth and Josephine Heimann of Latrobe RD1. Friends will be received at the GAUT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., Pleasant Unity, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the St. Paul United Church of Christ, Trauger, Thursday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. David J. Ackerman officiating. Interment will follow in St. Paul Reformed Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Township. 

IRENE LEONA HRABLEY BANE 

Irene Leona Hrabley Bane, 78, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999, in the Briarcliff Pavilion, North Huntingdon. She was born April 18, 1921, in Braddock, a daughter of the late Stephen and Pauline Buvala Hrabley. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a sales associate for the former Cox's Department Store in Irwin. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas P. Bane Sr., in 1993; a son, Richard J. Bane, in 1995; a brother, Stephen Hrabley; an infant sister; and an infant grandson, John D. Turchan Jr. Survived by two daughters, Sandra L. and husband, Ronald Thiem, of Irwin and Dorothy E. and husband, John Turchan, of Penn Township; a son, Thomas P. Bane Jr.; two brothers, Leo Hrabley of McKeesport and Frank Hrabley of Braddock; three sisters, Marion Caruso of Trafford, Florence Fanzo of Pittsburgh, and Mildred Zuro of Florida; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JAMES E. LINDSAY FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Harrison City, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin. Interment will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Irwin. In lieu of flowers, donations to be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, 720 Rutland Ave., 558 Ross Research Building, Baltimore, MD 21205-2196. 

ANNA E. BRINKER 

Anna E. Brinker, 78, of Sarasota, Fla., died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999. She was born July 17, 1921, in Jeannette, and moved from Greensburg to Florida in 1972. She was retired after 15 years as a admissions coordinator with Monsour Hospital, Jeannette, and was a member of Incarnation Catholic Church, Sarasota, Fla. Survived by her husband, Simon K. Brinker; six sons, Thomas L. Brinker of Cranberry Township, Gerald D. Brinker of Houston, Texas, Barry E. Brinker of Greensburg, Richard L. Brinker of Naugatuck, Conn., Robert S. Brinker of New Kensington, and Kevin M. Brinker of Bath, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by the WIEGAND BROTHERS-ROMAINE CHAPEL in Sarasota. Memorial donations to the American Cancer Society, 1750 17th St., Suite A, Sarasota, FL 34234. 

OSCAR H. CRAYCRAFT 

Oscar H. Craycraft, 83, of Irwin, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999, in the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Dec. 31, 1915, in Paris, Ky., a son of the late William and Fannie Boughner Craycraft. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Elliott Co. of Jeannette as an industrial engineer. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Shidle Lodge #601 F&AM, both of Irwin. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, William and Eugene Craycraft; and two sisters, Lillian Sentipal and Gladys Oesterling. He is survived by his wife, Valetta Jean Krause Craycraft; two daughters, Kathleen Pickrell and her husband, James, of Terre Haute, Ind. and Valetta Mowry of Unity Township; two sons, Dennis A. Craycraft and wife, Judy, of Richmond, Va. and James B. Craycraft and wife, Debbie, of Littleton, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be no public visitation. A memorial service will be held, at a time to be announced. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 310 Oak St., Irwin PA 15642. Arrangements by the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., Jeannette. 

HARRY O. DARRAGH 

Harry O. ``Roundy'' Darragh, 72, of Harrison City, died Monday, Dec. 6, 1999, in AUH-Forbes Regional, Monroeville. He was born March 23, 1927, in the Fort Pitt section of Jeannette, a son of the late Wilson and Minnie Biggerstaff Darragh. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a braker at A.S.G. Industries of Jeannette. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean conflict, and a member of the VFW and American Legion Post #344, both of Jeannette. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Florence Rucolas, Dorothy Rucolas, and Ethel Ludman; and five brothers, Raymond W., Wilson J., Donald, Michael, and Robert Darragh. Survived by his wife, Betty Kessel Darragh; a daughter, Mrs. Vickie King and her husband, George, of Jeannette; two sons, Robert Darragh and his wife, Eleanor, and Terry Darragh and his wife, Kimberly, all of Jeannette. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Tammy Sue King, Michelle Lynn Darragh, George J. King, Ashley Nicole Darragh, and Terry Allen Darragh; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home Thursday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Jonathan Hardt officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. 

RAYMOND O. GRAVELY 

Raymond O. Gravely, 53, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999, in Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. He was born June 17, 1946, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late Denver and Dorothy Gravely. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Irwin and employed as a general manager by International Paper of Washington, Pa. He was a member of Mason's Shidle Lodge 601, Irwin. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Gravely; his son, Chad R.; and his daughter, Brandy J., both at home; and a brother, Benjamin F. Gravely of Youngwood. Friends will be received at the SHIRLEY-KUKICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Clay Pike, Circleville, North Huntingdon, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Robert Hill officiating. Interment will follow in Long Run Cemetery, North Huntingdon. 

HELEN WELSHONS HOOVER 

Helen Welshons Hoover, 93, of Ligonier, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999, in the Bethlen Home, Ligonier Township. She was born Oct. 10, 1906, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late Omer Owen and Myrtle Olive Ackerman Welshons. Helen operated the Alex E. Hoover Insurance Agency in Ligonier during World War II, while her husband worked at American Locomotive in Latrobe. She was a member of the Heritage United Methodist Church, a 61-year member and past Worthy Matron of Fort Ligonier Chapter #349 O.E.S., a mother adviser for the former Ligonier Rainbow Girls, 50-year member, past Noble Grand, and past District Deputy and president of Lady St. Clair Rebekah Lodge, past president of the Women's Club of Ligonier, life member of both the VFW #734 and American Legion #267 Ladies Auxiliaries, past treasurer of the Rector Flower and Garden Club, and a member of the Fort Ligonier Memorial Foundation. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alexander E. Hoover, in 1986; and a brother, Ronald Welshons, in 1913. Survived by a daughter, Mrs. William E. (Helen Jane) Sindorf of Daytona Beach, Fla.; a son, George W. Hoover of Ligonier; grandchildren, Richard A. (and wife, Nadine) Hoover of Grantville, Pa., Thomas G. (and wife, Debora) Hoover of Ligonier, Mrs. George (Peggy) Stouffer of Pittsburgh, William A. (and wife, Kristie) Sindorf of Lancaster, Timothy E. (and wife, Lisa) Sindorf of Hatfield, Pa., and Mrs. Michael (Sandra Kay) Zubyk of Medford, N.J.; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Louise W. Shick of Manning, S.C. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the McCABE FUNERAL HOME INC., 244 W. Main St., Ligonier. Service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Donald F. Cook officiating. Interment Ligonier Valley Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Heritage United Methodist Church or a charity of one's choice. Fort Ligonier Chapter #349 O.E.S. will hold services in the funeral home Thursday at 7 p.m. 

DONALD F. MILLER 

Donald F. Miller, 68, of South Greensburg, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999, in Life Care of Pittsburgh. He was born Feb. 23, 1931, in Wyano, a son of the late Paul and Charlotte (Swope) Miller. Prior to retirement, he had been a conductor for Conrail in Latrobe. He was Catholic by faith; a member of the A.M.S. Club and a social member of the American Legion Post 981, both of South Greensburg, and the South Greensburg Hunt Club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia Lou (Ziglear) Miller, in 1974. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne (Jones) Thomas Miller; three sons, Donald F. and his wife, Carol Miller, of South Greensburg, Jeffrey A. and his wife, Marcia Miller, of Franklin, N.J., and William D. and his wife, Patricia Miller, of Pinehurst, N.C.; a daughter, Connie and her husband, Robert Greece, of Latrobe RD; five stepsons, Howard L. and his wife, Michele Thomas, of Gibsonia, David J. and his wife, Jennifer Thomas, of Camp Hill, Mark A. Thomas of Indiana, Pa., Robert H. and his wife, Ann Thomas, of Greensburg, and Gary J. and his wife, Karin Thomas, of Lawrenceville, Ga.; three grandchildren, Meaghan Miller, Angelina and Vincent Greece; eight stepgrandchildren, David Thomas Jr., Rebecca Thomas, Marquis Detar, Sarah Thomas, Alexandra Thomas, Lindsy Thomas, Kathryn Thomas, and Dana Thomas; a stepgreat-granddaughter, Katie Detar; a brother, Paul and his wife, Anita Miller, of Loma Linda, Calif.; two sisters, Madeline Logan of Greensboro, N.C. and Agnes Grzejka of Sharpsville; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg, Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. The family suggests memorial contributions to the charity of one's choice. 

JOHN J. OLBRISH
John J. Olbrish, 80, of Delmont (formerly of Penn Craft), died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, in the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Jan. 20, 1919, in Gratztown (South Huntingdon Township), a son of the late Walter and Sophie Olbrys Olbrish. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a coal miner. He was a member of the Holy Rosary Church in Republic, and attended St. John Baptist de La Salle Church in Delmont. He was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Uniontown, the S.N.P.J. Lodge #744 in Republic, the United Mine Workers of America, and the Fayette County Firemen's Association. During World War II, he served as a staff sergeant with the U.S. Army in the European theater of operations. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Verna M. Baum Olbrish, in 1989; two sisters and three brothers, Stella Daniecki, Helen Dabin, and Steve, Frank, and Alexander Olbrish. He is survived by his wife, Barbara A. Miller; two daughters, Patricia Boyd and her husband, Rick, of Allison and Nancy Smodic of Belle Vernon; two brothers, Walter Olbrish and Joseph Olbrish, both of West Newton; two stepsons, Todd Miller and his wife, Chris, of Jeannette and Bruce Miller and his wife, Michelle, of Mt. Pleasant; five grandsons and a granddaughter, Jason Koterba and his wife, Raelynn, Frank E. Koterba, Adam and John Smodic, and Daniel and Katlyn Miller; and three great-grandchildren. There will no public visitation. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass to be celebrated in the Holy Rosary Church in Republic Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Mark Purnell as celebrant. A graveside service and interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill. Should friends desire, memorial remembrances may be made in Mr. Olbrish's name to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 90 N. Mt. Vernon Ave., Uniontown, PA 15401. JOHN L. BASH FUNERAL HOME, 152 Abbe Place, Delmont (724) 468-8381, in charge of arrangements.

JAMES R. PENNELL 

James R. ``Pete'' Pennell, 40, of Jeannette (formerly of Delmont), died Monday, Dec. 6, 1999, in the Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan. 13, 1959, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late James M. and Rose Marie ``Posie'' Simola Pennell. He was a member of the St. John Baptist de La Salle Church in Delmont. He is survived by two brothers, Gregory J. Pennell of Youngwood and Douglas G. Pennell and his wife, Connie, of Greensburg RD3; and by a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Pete's family will receive friends at the JOHN L. BASH FUNERAL HOME, 152 Abbe Place, Delmont (724) 468-8381, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral home hours: Wednesday 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. A wake service will be held in the funeral home Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John Baptist de La Salle Church Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with his pastor, the Rev. William C. McGuirk, as celebrant. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. 

MARIE ELIZABETH POTOCHNIK 

Marie Elizabeth Potochnik, 103, of West Newton, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999, at TLC Adult Care Center in West Newton. Born in Hamburg, Germany, Oct. 24, 1896, a daughter of the late Mary and Bernard Potochnik. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Michael; and two sisters, Francis Pegel and Ella Davidson. She was a retired registered nurse at St. Francis Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was a member of the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church in West Newton and the Christian Mothers. She is survived by a brother, Bernard Potochnik of Detroit, Mich.; and a sister, Rosiland Leech of California. Friends will be received Wednesday, Dec. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the RICHARD F. DODSON FUNERAL HOME, 213 Main Street, West Newton. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, Dec. 9, at 9:30 a.m. in the Holy Family R.C. Church, West Newton, with the Rev. John Regoli as celebrant. Interment will follow in the West Newton Cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the St. Francis Hospital Nursing Alumni Foundation, St. Francis Hospital in Pittsburgh. 

ARTHUR A. ROSNICK 

Arthur A. Rosnick, 82, of West Newton, died Monday, Dec. 6, 1999, in Southwest Nursing Center, Jefferson Borough. He was born Aug. 11, 1917, in Lamberton, a son of the late Samuel and Mary Lux Rosnick. He was a retired employee of U.S. Steel Corp., Clairton Works. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was a prisoner of war in Germany. He was Lutheran by faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers, Samuel, John, Andrew, Charles, Jacob and Harry; and two sisters, Mary Rak and Anna Mae Heinze. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Norma (Mihalsky) Rosnick; four daughters, Rosalind Schrantz Warner and husband, George, of Kissimmee, Fla., Jean Nawalanic of Highland Heights, Ohio, Alice Kurzdorfer and husband, Paul, of Greenock, and Lynn Kisner and husband, James, of West Newton; five grandchildren; and a sister, Pauline Mankins of Virginia. Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., West Newton, where services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Allen R. Riethmiller officiating. Interment with full military honors in West Newton Cemetery. 

WILLIAM L. SANDERBECK

William L. Sanderbeck, 73, of Hempfield Township, died Monday, Dec. 6, 1999, in the Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. He was born July 26, 1926, in Jeannette, a son of the late Henry and Emma Schisler Sanderbeck. Prior to retirement, he was a foreman at Millstein Industries. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, having served during World War II. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, Jeannette, the Jeannette American Legion Post #344, the F.O.E. #844 and the High Park Fire Hall. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Barbara Hartung and Patty Pacelli; and two brothers, James and Joe Sanderbeck. He is survived by his wife, Vella ``Maizie'' Grieve Sanderbeck of Hempfield Township; a son, Rande and his wife, Lori, of Johnson City, Tenn.; a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Tami) Krusper of Jeannette; two grandchildren, Dillan and Stacie Krusper; two brothers, John Sanderbeck of Jeannette and Tom Sanderbeck of Greensburg; two sisters, Mary I. Joyce of Pittsburgh and Louise Yurt of Jeannette; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Blessing service will be held Thursday in the funeral home at noon. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township.

RACHEL D. STOPHEL 

Rachel D. Stophel, 85, of Duquesne, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999. Daughter of the late Robert and Mary Crux Delafield. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Duquesne, a past officer of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Women's Club of Duquesne. Her husband, John Spencer Stophel Jr., died in 1987. She is survived by a sister-in-law; nieces and nephews; and cousins. Friends will be received at the GREGRIS FUNERAL HOME INC., 307 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, Tuesday from 4 to 9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Monongahela Cemetery, North Braddock. 

KAREN ANN TORNOWSKE 

Karen Ann Tornowske, 47, of West Newton, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999. She was born March 24, 1952, in Prairie Du Chien, Wis., a daughter of Vivian Jacobs Klinkhammer of Wisconsin and the late Mark Klinkhammer. She worked as a school psychologist for the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit. She was a social member of the VFW Post #7812 in West Newton and the Slovenian Club in Collinsburg. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Anton ``Tony'' Tornowske; two children, Hope and Matthew Tornowske, both at home; a sister, Kay Appelt of Wisconsin; and a brother, Wayne Klinkhammer of Alabama. Friends will be received Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., West Newton. Time and place of services to be announced. 

GERALD M. VALDIVIA 

Gerald M. Valdivia, 55, of Butler, formerly of Moon Township, died Monday, Dec. 6, 1999. Husband of Judy A. Fleske; father of Kimberly Smith, James and Michael Valdivia. Brother of Vivian Sacramone, Aida Fast, Abelardo Valdivia, and Joe Valdivia. Retired from National Broadcasting Co. (NBC) as a videotape editor. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at YOUNG FUNERAL HOME, 127 W. Jefferson St., Butler, with blessing services at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Thursday. Graveside services at Sewickley Cemetery at 1 p.m. Thursday.


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