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DR. OMAR B. AYOUB 

Dr. Omar B. Ayoub, ``The Hawks Doc,'' 69, of Monroeville, formerly of Jeannette, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, in Irwin, at the home of his daughter, Samanatha. He was born July 24, 1930, in Pittsburgh, a son of Caroline Monsour Ayoub of Greensburg and the late Assad Ayoub. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Greensburg. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Mexico Medical School. He was a general practitioner for many years in the Jeannette area. He was the Jeannette School District sports doctor for many years and was known as ``The Hawks Doc'' by many of the Jayhawks football championship teams. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ivan P. Ayoub. In addition to his mother, he is survived by four daughters, Samanatha Ayoub of Irwin, Stephanie Robinson of Jeannette, Anne Forrest of Massachusetts and Amanda Ayoub of Oregon; and two grandchildren. Friends will be received at the JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME, 429 Duquesne Ave., Trafford, Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m. Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Arch Priest John Nosal officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Clair Cemetery, Greensburg. Family requests memorials to St. Michael's Orthodox Church Building Fund in Greensburg. Trisagion prayer service will be Thursday at 8 p.m. in the funeral home. 

VELMA I. BAKER 

Velma I. Baker, 71, of Latrobe, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, at IHS of Greater Pittsburgh, Greensburg. She was born Oct. 28, 1928, in Brenizer, a daughter of the late William and Elsie McGuire Nagy. She was a member of Grace Bible Church, Latrobe. She is survived by her husband, Stephen C. Baker Sr.; two sons, Stephen C. Baker Jr. of Irwin and Kenneth W. Baker and his wife, Susan, of Derry; two daughters, Connie Todd of Latrobe and Nancy I. Muir and her husband, Ronald, of Greensburg; a brother, Donald Nagy of Stuart, Fla.; two sisters, Larue Cerutti and her husband, Harry, of Latrobe and Carolyn Nagy of Latrobe; also survived by six grandchildren, Adam Todd, Alexis Todd, Elizabeth Muir, Erica Muir, Kelly Ann Baker and Sarah Baker. Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. Service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Grace Bible Church with the Rev. Harry Losier officiating. Interment Unity Cemetery, Unity Township. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Grace Bible Church, 50 E. Second Ave., Latrobe. 

EMILY J. BERNARD
Emily J. Bernard, 94, of Jeannette, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999. She was born May 27, 1905, in Grapeville, a daughter of the late William and Celia McDonald Eade. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church, Jeannette. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Bernard; a son, Jack R. Bernard; and two brothers, Harry and William Eade. She is survived by a daughter, Janet Bernard Hoenshell of Jeannette; three grandchildren, Richard Hoenshell and his wife, Vivian, of Clearwater, Fla., Randy Hoenshell of Jeannette, and Amy Steele and her husband, Jeffrey, of Greensburg; two great-grandchildren, Hannah Steele and Daniel; a daughter-in-law, Elmira Bernard of Jeannette; three brothers, Roy and Lester Eade, both of Jeannette, and Earl Eade of Grapeville; a sister, Hazel Mitchell of Edwardsburg, Mich.; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Assembly of God Church, Jeannette. Interment will follow in the Jeannette Memorial Park, Penn Township.

VERNON P. BOYER

Vernon P. Boyer, 70, of Bethel Park, on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999. Beloved brother of the late Larry ``Gus'' Boyer. Beloved uncle of Kim Schaff and Guy Boyer. He will also be missed by many friends and neighbors. He was a charter member of the Penguin Booster Club and a 35-year member of the Elks. Friends received at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m.

EVELYN M. NESSLER CARR

Evelyn M. Nessler Carr, 90, of Greensburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, in the Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. 8, 1909, in Harrisburg, a daughter of the late John A. and Alice Donnelly Free. Prior to retirement, she had been a practical nurse at Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Cyril J. Nessler; her second husband, Howard Carr; three brothers, Thomas, Charles and Russell; and two sisters, Marie and Pauline. She is survived by her children, Wanda L. and her husband, Alan Miskill, of Bradenton, Fla., JoAnn Stahl of Latrobe, Linda and her husband, Albert Simon, of Greensburg, Gary D. Nessler and Carl E. Nessler, both of Greensburg; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg, 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. William A. Waugh officiating. Interment will follow in the Greensburg Catholic Cemetery, Hempfield Township.

JACQUELENE E. LYONS CASSETORI

Jacquelene E. ``Jackie'' Lyons Cassetori, 39, of Franklin Park, entered the church triumphantly, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Sept. 19, 1960, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., a daughter of James W. and Jane E. Lyons of Kingston, Pa. She was a graduate of Bishop Habon High School and the University of Scranton. She was the past director of Christian Education at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (Shape) Chapel, Mons Belgium, and most recently as the director of Christian education at Ingomar United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ruth and Levi Houser. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Michael H. Cassetori; two children, Danielle N. and Erin R. Cassetori, both at home; a sister, Jane R. Shaw of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; a brother, James W. Lyons of Nanticoke, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the SIMONS FUNERAL HOME INC., 7720 Perry Highway, www.simonsfuneralhomeinc.com. A memorial service will be held at Ingomar United Methodist Church, 1501 W. Ingomar Road, Saturday, Dec. 11, at 10 a.m. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 241 Fourth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1744.

CATHERINE ROSE GOLIK KANONIK 

Catherine Rose Golik Kanonik, 37, of New Bern, N.C., died Monday, Dec. 6, 1999, at Craven Regional Medical Center, New Bern. Mrs. Kanonik was a resident of Lincoln Place until she moved to New Bern, N.C., in July. She is survived by her husband, Robert Kanonik of New Bern, N.C.; a son, Christopher Kanonik, and daughter, Kymbly Kanonik, both at home; her father, Vincent Golik of McKeesport; grandmother, Gertrude Daugherty; a brother, Vincent Golik Jr. of Mt. Pleasant; and a sister, Valerie Jolly of Langhorne. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Michael's Catholic Church, Elizabeth, with Father Timothy Evans as celebrant. Burial will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth. Arrangements by COTTEN FUNERAL HOME, New Bern, N.C. 

MICHAEL KRCELIC

Michael ``Mitch'' Krcelic, 71, of Lake Haven, Ariz., formerly of Trafford, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, in Huntington Beach, Calif. He was a son of the late Martin and Barbara Krcelic. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Frank. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou; two daughters, Michele Banks of California and Marcia Ruiz of Salt Lake City, Utah; three sons, Michael of California, Marty of Utah and Matt of California; five grandchildren; two sisters, Catherine Pelc of Irwin and Dolores Mendicino of North Huntingdon; and a brother, Edward Krcelic of Lawrenceville. Burial will take place in Huntington Beach, Calif.

RICHARD ROLAND MELLORS 

Richard Roland Mellors, 53, of Deale, Md., formerly of Youngwood, died Friday, Dec. 3, 1999, in Prince Georges Hospital, Cheverly, Md., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Nov. 18, 1999. Rick was a son of Joseph R. and Waldreen Zidel Mellors of Youngwood. He was a 1963 graduate of Hempfield Area High School. He had served four years in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam conflict and graduated from Indiana University of Pa. He received a Master's Degree in English at George Washington University. He taught English in the Prince Georges County Schools and Calvert Community College in Maryland. Rick was predeceased by his daughter-in-law, Susan Burns Mellors, on March 6, 1999. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Elaine Ferret Mellors; a son, Gregory P. Mellors of Medford, N.J.; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Marilyn and David Feret of Greensburg, Laura and Jeffrey Baker of Youngwood, and Elaine and Russell Hixson of Erie; and nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Monday, Dec. 6, at Oakland United Methodist Church, West River, Md., with the Rev. Adrienne Terry Goode as officiant. The C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood, is in charge of arrangements. 

DONALD EARL MOORE 

Donald Earl Moore, 72, of Somerset, formerly of Mt. Pleasant, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, in Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. He was born July 6, 1927, in Scottdale, a son of the late Frank and Anna Stoner Moore. Donald attended The Rayman Church of the Brethren, Friedens. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a master tool and die maker for Anchor Hocking, Connellsville. He was a graduate of the former Scottdale High School, Class of 1945. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. Donald was an avid hunter and fisherman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ferne R. Brown Moore; five brothers; and three sisters. He is survived by his second wife, Doris Swearman Moore; two daughters, Linda Fox and husband, James, of Greensburg, and Vicki Ulery and husband, Don, of Scottdale; a stepson, James D. Smith and wife, Denise, of North Huntingdon; two stepdaughters, Cindy Fogle of Miami, Fla., and Carolyn Carbaugh and husband, Mike, of Hagerstown, Md.; three grandchildren, Jimmie Fox and wife, Lisa, of Irwin, Shawn Ulery and wife, Lora, of Scottdale, and Suzanna Ulery of Alexandria, Va.; and five stepgrandchildren, Victor and Conrad Johnson, both of Miami, Fla., Carrie Smith of North Huntingdon, Grant and Garrett Carbaugh, both of Hagerstown, Md. Friends will be received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. His funeral service will be held in the funeral home Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. Memorial contributions may be made to The Rayman Church of the Brethren, c/o Maxine Barron, 1091 W. Main St., Somerset, PA 15501. 

SUSAN ELIZABETH BARKEMEYER NASRI 

Susan Elizabeth Barkemeyer Nasri, 39, of Statesville, N.C., died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, at Wake Forest University Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was a native of McKeesport. Born July 28, 1960, a daughter of Linda Petterson Barkemeyer and the late Robert Barkemeyer. She was co-owner of Western Auto in Statesville and a member of Landmark Church of God. In 1980, she married Gus Nasri, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Amy and Leigh Ann Nasri, and a son, Michael Nasri, all at home; and a brother, Daniel Barkemeyer of Ligonier. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Landmark Church of God in North Carolina. Interment followed at Oakwood Cemetery, North Carolina. 

ETHEL F. HENDERSON ROSENSTEEL

Ethel F. ``Fisher'' Henderson Rosensteel, 85, of Route 259 Highway, New Florence, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, at home. Born July 7, 1914, in Climax, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (Cameron) Harris. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Hillis L. Henderson; sisters, Nell Flangan, Clara Crostley and Elizabeth Harris; brothers, John and Russell Harris; stepson, Barry Rosensteel; granddaughter, Nancy Nixon; and great-grandson, Jeremy. Surviving are her husband, Alvin H. Rosensteel; these children: Alice, wife of Kenneth Reeder, of McConnellsburg, Mae, wife of John Forsythe, of Robinson, Isabelle, wife of Harry Boring, of New Florence RD1, Audrey, wife of Richard Stiffey, of Meyersdale, and Leland Henderson Sr. of New Florence RD2; stepson, Alvin H. Rosensteel Jr. of Mt. Pleasant; 21 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren. She was a member of Germany United Methodist Church. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the KENNETH A. STUART FUNERAL HOME, New Florence, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Dwayne Burfield officiating. Interment Isabelle Cemetery.

ROSEMARY K. SCHNEIDER 

Rosemary K. Schneider, 68, of Greensburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, in Greensburg. She was born in Pittsburgh, July 13, 1931, and was a daughter of the late Ross and Mary Pelcher Klingensmith. She had been the director and manager of the St. Vincent DePaul Store in Greensburg and a member of the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Parish Council, Rosary Confraternity, Settlers Club, St. Vincent DePaul Society, C.F.M. and Birthright. She was preceded in death, besides her parents, by an infant son, Jon Eric; her sister, Kate Schaub; and a brother, Ross Klingensmith. She is survived by her loving husband, Robert W. Schneider Sr.; her beloved children, Rob and wife, Bonnie, of Pittsburgh, Glenn and wife, Janice, of Columbia, Md., and Gregg and wife, Tracy, of Pittsburgh; and her sisters and brothers, Peg McNamara of Wilkinsburg, Jeanne Mischler, Alice Mertz, Leo and Samuel Klingensmith, all of Pittsburgh, and Mercy Staudt of New Jersey. Family and friends will be received at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME, 524 N. Main St., Greensburg, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home Saturday at 8:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg. Interment services will be held at noon in the Calvary Cemetery in Pittsburgh. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Store, 137 S. Main St., Greensburg, PA 15601. 

PAUL SCHOPP SR.

Paul Schopp Sr., 84, of North Versailles, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999. He was a son of the late Peter and Mary (Federico) Schopp. Beloved husband of 54 years of Elaine (Marcuzzi) Schopp. Dear father of Geraldine ``Gerry'' (Michael) DeSavage and Paul (Terri) Schopp Jr. Grandfather of Michael Paul DeSavage, Christy A., Joseph Paul, Renee and Michelle L. Schopp. Brother of Elizabeth Connelly, Donald Schopp and the late Doris Jenets, Anna Mollier, Edith Todaro and Joseph Schopp. Numerous nieces and nephews. Friends received at the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 1 to 9 p.m. Mass in St. Robert Bellarmine Church Saturday, at a time to be announced.

ADA PEARL BRINKER
Ada Pearl Brinker, 90, of Jeannette, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, in the Monsour Medical Center, Jeannette. She was born Oct. 11, 1909, in Dunbar, a daughter of the late Harvey W. and Maude Dean Groff. She was a member of the Grace United Church of Christ, Jeannette, Order of Eastern Star #69 of Jeannette, Amaranth #25 of Jeannette, Progressive Women's Club, and the Upstreamers Class of the church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Brinker; three sisters, Pauline Hughes, Eleanor Driscoll and Leotta Groff; and a brother, Raymond Groff. She is survived by a son, Barry G. Brinker and his wife, Patsy, of Charleroi; a daughter, Mrs. Alfred (Sandra Lee) O'Farrell of Ocean City, Md.; three grandchildren, Christopher Brinker of Jeannette, Michelle Thuma of Ocean City, Md., and David O'Farrell of Baltimore, Md.; three great-grandchildren, Ciarra and Josh Thuma and Joshua Brinker; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Monday in the funeral home at a time to be announced. Interment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. 

LUCILLE P. FISHER BERGMAN

Lucille P. Fisher Bergman, 84, of Willow Street, Pa., formerly of Derry, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, in Willow Street. She was born June 26, 1915, in Derry, a daughter of the late Albert T. and Alice Finnegan Fisher. She was Catholic by faith. She had resided at the Willow Valley Retirement Center in Willow Street for the past five years. Her husband was the former owner-operator of Bergman's Dairy for many years. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy F. Bergman, on Aug. 7, 1990; two sisters, Marie Stemmler and Martina Feldbaum; and two brothers, Gerard ``Jerry'' Fisher and Joseph Fisher. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Mona Lou) McConnaughey of Kronberg, Germany; a son, Dr. Roy V. Bergman of Cochranville, Pa.; five grandchildren, Connor, Lauren, and Patrick Bergman, Brian McConnaughey, and Beth Ann Dahan; a great-granddaughter, Elsa Dahan; three sisters, Mrs. Omer (Rita) Johnston of Derry, Rosalia Potthoff of Connellsville and Mrs. Donald (Madelyn) Crissmen of Pittsburgh; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the McCABE FUNERAL HOME, 300 W. Third Ave., Derry. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Derry, with Father Stephen C. West as celebrant. Interment will follow in Coles Cemetery, Derry. Wake service will be conducted Sunday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

EDWARD C. BRINKER

Edward C. Brinker, 89, a lifelong resident of Greensburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, in the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born July 29, 1910, the son of the late Edward S. and Ida Cribbs Brinker. He was a graduate of the Greensburg High School Class of 1928, and the Lafayette College Class of 1932, and had attended the University of Pittsburgh Law School. Ed started working for his father at the Westmoreland Motor Car Co. in Greensburg, and in 1942 went to work for the Barclay-Westmoreland Trust Co., which later became part of Mellon Bank. He retired in 1975 as vice president and regional manager of the Central Westmoreland Co. offices with 34 years of service. Mr. Brinker's role in his community has been widespread and generous throughout his career, and far into retirement he had been active in a wide range of civic and professional organizations. He is noted for his work in community development and charitable organizations. Mr. Brinker's vision was to make Greensburg the most outstanding third-class city in the commonwealth. Upon his retirement he became a charter member, and executive director and first president of the ``GO Greensburg'' Community Development Corp. He co-chaired the Special Gifts Committee to raise money for a specially-equipped cardiac ambulance for Mutual Aid, was a past president and trustee of the Neighbor to Neighbor Group; and was the recipient of the Salvation Army Award in 1981, the Silver Beaver award from the Boy Scouts of America Westmoreland-Fayette Council, Elk of the Year, Rotarian of the Year, and was a trustee of the Greensburg Foundation. He was one of the founding members of the Greensburg Library Association, and was past treasurer and secretary for the Greensburg Country Club. He was a member of the First United Church of Christ and former treasurer and past president of the church consistory and Elder Emeritus. He also was a member of the Westmoreland Lodge #518, the American Institute of Banking, the Mellon Bank Club and the Maroon Club of Lafayette College. He served on the Greater Greensburg Industrial Development Corp. board, the Greensburg Tribune-Review board, and the Westmoreland Hospital Foundation board, along with numerous other boards. It is quite evident that Ed Brinker cared deeply about his community. Many of his activities took hours and hours away from his personal life, but he believed that a caring citizen was an involved citizen. He was an excellent example of a man who, through his accomplishments, made an impact on the lives of all Westmoreland countians. We are short one hero in Greensburg today. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 45 years, Betty McKee Brinker, in 1981. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Kepple Brinker; his beloved daughter, Claudia ``Dede'' Brinker of Elkton, Md.; stepsons, Jim Kepple of West Virginia, John and David Kepple of Ohio and Robert Kepple of Murrysville; two nieces and two nephews; and his sister, Betty Brinker Joyce of Verona. Family and friends will be received at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 N. Main St. Greensburg, Monday from noon to 2 p.m. Services will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Edwin J. Fromm officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Clair Cemetery. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to either the First United Church of Christ, 314 S. Maple Ave., Greensburg, or the Westmoreland Hospital Foundation, 532 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. 

ROSE J. CANNIZZARO

Rose J. Cannizzaro, of New Alexandria, passed away Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, at the Bethlen Home, Ligonier. The youngest and last survivor of the 13 children of Antonio and Rose Catalano Cannizzaro, Rose was born in Sagamore. She was valedictorian of her class at Sagamore High School, and attended a business college in Indiana, Pa. She worked at the Sagamore Post Office until she moved to New York City, where she was employed by the Thomas Y. Crowell Publishing Co. as the assistant to the controller. In 1963, Rose drove herself to California and settled in the San Fernando Valley, and bought her first home in North Hollywood. She worked as the assistant to the sales manager for the GREFCO Corp. in Los Angeles for 15 years. She then embarked upon a career in real estate, and became an associate of Herbert Hawkins Realtors in Sylmar, Calif. While in real estate she was an officer in the San Fernando Valley Board of Realtors, and was active in Toastmasters International, winning several awards as a speaker and area governor. Upon her retirement in 1988, she returned to Pennsylvania and settled in New Alexandria. She served as president of the New Alexandria Autumn Leaves and was active in her parish, St. James Catholic Church, serving as a member of the choir, the Parish Council, and an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist. In addition to her parents, Rose was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters: Annie (Cogliostro), Andy, Carmella (Ripepi), Neno, Dan, Philip, Joseph, Philomena, Theresia ®MDBO¯®MDNM¯(Alfieri), Grace, Antonio, and Helen. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Mildred (Mrs. Philip) Cannizzaro of Mechanicsburg; and several nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved, including Frank Ripepi of Long Island, N.Y., Rosemary (Ripepi) Bell of Fishkill, N.Y., Gloria (Ripepi) Duffy of Highland, Calif., Lewis Alfieri and Andrea (Alfieri) Peterson of Long Island, N.Y., Don Cannizzaro of Mechanicsburg, Elizabeth Rose (Cannizzaro) Campbell of Ligonier, and the family of her late nephew, Antonio Cannizzaro of Fayette City. Friends will be received Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. at the P. DAVID NEWHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church and Washington streets, New Alexandria. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. St. James Catholic Church, New Alexandria, with the Rev. Father Lawrence T. Persico as celebrant. Interment will be in the St. Bernard's Cemetery, Indiana, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or a charity of one's choice. 

VIRGINIA B. CESTELLO

Virginia B. Cestello, of Latrobe, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, in the Latrobe Area Hospital. She was a daughter of the late August and Vincenza Cusimano Battaglia. She was a member of Holy Family Church, Latrobe. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Savino ``Jake'' Cestello, on April 16, 1997. She is survived by two sisters, Pauline Tiberi of Latrobe and Marie Jo Porvaznik and husband, Sylvester, of North Carolina, and their son, Michael; a brother, Sam Battaglia of Latrobe; and several other nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m. at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. in Holy Family Church, Latrobe. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Unity Township. 

CHARLES T. COLE II

Charles T. Cole II, 49, of White Oak, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at home. He was born April 2, 1950, in Wilkinsburg, a son of Charles T. and Germaine Mulroy Cole of North Versailles. He was employed by Langenfelder Inc. Trucking of Braddock and was a member of the Teamsters Union. He was a life member of the Pitcairn-Monroeville Sportsmen's Club and a member of the National Rifle Association. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Robert A. Cole of North Versailles; three sisters, Suzanne Fredericks and Carol L. Bichsel, both of North Versailles, and Donna M. Chrestay and her husband, Wayne, of North Huntingdon; also six nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the FORGIE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A private blessing service will be held in the funeral home with interment following in New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. 

AMELIA G. DiPRIMIO

Amelia G. DiPrimio, 87, of Greensburg, formerly of Jeannette, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at the St. Anne Home, Greensburg. She was born Sept. 17, 1912, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Anthony and Maria Pacelli Naples. She was a retired teacher for the Jeannette Public School District for over 20 years. She was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Pat A. DiPrimio; two brothers, Frank and Dr. Louis Naples; and two sisters, Rose Naples and Florence DePasquale. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends will be received at the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME, 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, (724) 837-0020, www.pantalone.com, Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home Monday at 10:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg. Entombment will follow in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Clelian Heights School for Exceptional Children, RD9, Box 607, Greensburg, PA 15601. Natale N. Pantalone, funeral director. 

EDWARD L. DWOREK

Edward L. Dworek, 78, of Florida, formerly of Delmont and Glassport, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999. He was born Oct. 17, 1921, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Joseph and Sophie Ratajzak Dworek. He retired from Gulf Oil in Delmont, where he worked as a truck driver for 37 years. He was a former member of the United Church of Christ in Delmont and was a member of the American Legion and VFW in Delmont and in Lehigh Acres, Fla. Surviving are his wife, Helen Widel Dworek; three daughters, Beverly Dodds of Swissvale, Susan Kuhn of Norvelt and Lisa Stevens of Florida; three sons, Edward of Murrysville, Wayne of Pittsburgh and Ronald of Florida; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Donna Mularski of Port Vue; brothers, Lawrence of Liberty Borough, Fred of Marienville, Pa., and Jack Dworek of New Bethlehem, Pa.; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Sunday and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the WILLIG FUNERAL HOME, 220 Ninth Ave., McKeesport, where service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. 

ANGELO V. IOVINO

Angelo V. Iovino, 87, of Trafford, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, in Beverly Healthcare. He was born Oct. 14, 1912, in Harrisville, the son of the late Pietro and Bernadette Iovino. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a supervisor for U.S. Steel. He was a member of the Community United Methodist Church, Harrison City. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth L. Lynch Iovino; and a daughter, Janet Bergensky. He is survived by a daughter, Judy Brennan of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren, Lori and Mark Brennan, Lisa Kelly and Brett Bergensky; and three great- grandchildren. 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 DAVID A. RITTER FUNERAL HOME, 220 Edgewood Ave., Trafford. A funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Dale R. Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Restland Memorial Park, Monroeville. 

JOHN D. LISBON

John D. Lisbon, 71, of Latrobe RD1 (Lycippus), died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at home. He was born Nov. 29, 1928, in Keystone, a son of the late Harry and Anna Mary (Baken) Lisbon. Prior to retirement, he worked as a crane operator at Latrobe Steel Company, having 35 years of service. He was a member of the St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, Trauger. He was also a veteran, having served with the U.S. Army, and was a member of American Legion Post #515 in Latrobe. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by all his brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife, with whom he celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary on Nov. 21, Anna (Hricik) Lisbon; two sons, George M. Lisbon and wife, Eileen, of Houston, Texas, and their sons, Marty, Adam and Luke, and William H. Lisbon and wife, Patricia, of Accident, Md., and their sons, John, William and Joseph; two daughters, Juliana Tulenko and husband, Thomas, of Latrobe, and their sons, Matthew and Michael, and Pamela Fitz of Latrobe and her children, Tabitha and Nicholas; also survived by a great-granddaughter, Briana Tulenko; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received at the GAUT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., Pleasant Unity, Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Panachida services will be held in the funeral home Monday at 9:30 a.m., followed by Divine Liturgy to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, Trauger, with the Rev. Christopher R. Burke and the Rev. Regis J. Dusecina as concelebrants. Interment will follow in the St. Mary Byzantine Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Township. Parastas service will be held in the funeral home Sunday at 7 p.m. American Legion Post #515 will conduct a service Monday at 9:15 a.m. in the funeral home. Family suggests memorial contributions be made to Latrobe Hospice, West Second Avenue, Latrobe, PA 15650. 

JAMES E. McKELVY

James E. McKelvy, 85, of Canton, Ohio, formerly of Pittsburgh and Greensburg, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, at his residence. He was born in Glenfield, Oct. 1, 1914, a son of the late Earl and Zoie McKelvy. He retired from McKelvy Bros. Insurance Agency of Pittsburgh. He was a graduate of the Allegheny High School Class of 1932, and attended Robert Morris Business College. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and was a member of the Glenfield Methodist Church. He could boast of several golf championships. He had two popular bands in early life and could play the violin second to none. He is survived by his loving wife, Marie, whom he married in 1969; his three children from a previous marriage, James and wife, Jeannie, Carol and husband, David, and Joanne and husband, Kevin; six grandchildren; three brothers, Sam, David and Robert and their wives; a sister-in-law, Marlene Phillips; and nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 N. Main St., Greensburg, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services Monday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Entombment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park. 

JOHN MIHOLOVICH

John Miholovich, 73, of Level Green, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, in Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. He was born Aug. 3, 1926, in Renton, a son of the late Peter and Mildred Evanovich Miholovich. He was a member of the Teamsters Local 249. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Eli Miholovich; and a sister, Mildred Adams. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Ackerman Miholovich; two sons, John R. Miholovich of Trafford and Robert M. Rosnovski of Greensburg; three daughters, Sally Anne Todoric of Harrison City, Michelle Burger of Norwalk, Ohio, and Diane Miholovich of Verona; three brothers, Rade ``Pete'' Miholovich of Irwin, Joe Miholovich of New Alexandria and Mitchell Miholovich of Level Green; five sisters, Angie Varcar of Wall, Diana Mireles, Mary Visnic and Dorothy Pugliano, all of Monroeville, and Katherine Mignogna of Ligonier; three grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JAMES E. LINDSAY FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Harrison City, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. John R. Fdornock officiating. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles. 

MEREDITH L. (SCHWARTZ) MOMYER

Meredith L. (Schwartz) Momyer, 76, of Arthur Avenue, Scottdale, passed away Friday morning, Dec. 10, 1999, at her residence. Meredith was born in Scottdale on New Year's Day, Jan. 1, 1923, the only child of the late Arno and Elizabeth Werkman Schwartz. Meredith was a loving homemaker, mother and grandmother, and was a longtime member of Calvin United Presbyterian Church in Scottdale. She was also a graduate of Scottdale High School with the Class of 1941. Meredith is survived by her loving family: two sons, Thomas W. Momyer Jr. and his wife, Pam, of Matawan, N.J., and Doug A. Momyer and his wife, Karen, of Pittsburgh; three grandchildren, Victoria, Ross and Kristin Momyer; and a very special friend, Dave Carroll. In addition to her parents, Meredith was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas W. Momyer, on Aug. 13, 1975. Family and friends will be received at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, (724) 887-5300, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 12 to 1 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Charles H. Hartbauer officiating. Graveside committal services and interment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery, next to her late husband. Family suggests memorials to: American Diabetes Association, 300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 700, Pittsburgh, PA 15235, in memory of Meredith L. Momyer. 

JAMES PATRICK MULLIN

James Patrick ``Murph'' Mullin, 65, of North Street, Frederick, Md., formerly of Pittsburgh, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at the Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, Md. Born June 16, 1934, in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Michael Mullin and Mary Raney Mullin. Mr. Mullin is survived by a daughter, Denise Boehme and husband, Edward; two grandchildren, Erica Joy and Weslee Ann Boehme; two sisters, Mary Ellen McMurry and Anna Mae Donohue; a brother, John Mullin; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the STAUFFER FUNERAL HOME, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, Md. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. from the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick. 

JOSEPH H. SEDLACKO

Joseph H. Sedlacko, 83, of Latrobe, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, in Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born May 27, 1916, in Hostetter, a son of the late Stephen J. and Anna V. Sobota Sedlacko. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church in Latrobe. He was retired from the former Vulcan Mold and Iron Co. in Latrobe. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army, a member of the American Legion Post 982, Unity Township, and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edith E. Henry Sedlacko; a brother, George A. Sedlacko; and a sister, Mary Sedlacko. He is survived by two sons, Dennis J. Sedlacko at home and Lawrence J. Sedlacko and his wife, Sue, of Latrobe; two daughters, Carol Ann Sedlacko at home and Mary Ann Roll and her husband, Ron, of New Stanton; a brother, Father Louis Sedlacko, O.S.B., of St. Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe; three sisters, Helen Pavlock and her husband, Andrew, of Port Vue, Josephine Pavlock of Port Vue, and Magdalen Hertneky and her husband, John, of Aliquippa; and four grandchildren, Elise, Ali, Jenny and Erik. 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. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 1 p.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, Latrobe, with the Rev. Thomas Lukac as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Unity Township. Military services will be conducted at the graveside. 

SCOTT E. POKLEMBO

Scott E. Poklembo, 33, of Youngstown, Pa., died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, at his home. He was born May 10, 1966, in Latrobe, a son of Paul Poklembo and the late Nancy J. (Wedge) Poklembo. Scott was a machinist and worked with his father in the family business. He was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Latrobe, a member and past lieutenant of the Youngstown Volunteer Fire Department, and bowled with the Palumbo's Bowling League. In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Sheila M. (DeMine) Poklembo, who is expecting their second child; his daughter, Samantha R. Poklembo; two brothers, Richard Poklembo of Lancaster and Jeffrey Poklembo and his wife, Coreen, of Derry; two sisters, Lori Thomas and her husband, James Jr., of Pleasant Unity and Lisa Frye and her husband, Shawn, of Latrobe; his father-in-law, Donald DeMine and his wife, Diane, of Latrobe; his mother-in-law, Marie Healey and her husband, William, of Mutual; a brother-in-law, Donald DeMine Jr. and his wife, Shelly, of Youngstown; four sisters-in-law, Rhonda Lucas of Latrobe, Constance DeMine of Latrobe, and Laura and Alexsys Healey of Mutual; and the following nieces and nephews: Heather and Kelli Thomas, Robbie, Sara and Shannon DeMine, and Josalyn Lucas. Friends will be received at the HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Latrobe, with the church pastors officiating. Interment will follow in Unity Cemetery, Unity Township. The Youngstown Volunteer Fire Department will hold services at 6:45 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a trust for Scott's children, c/o Commercial National Bank, 900 Ligonier St., Latrobe, PA 15650. Make checks payable to CNB Poklembo Trust. 

RITA M. STEELE

Rita M. Steele, 78, of Noblesville, Ind., formerly of Latrobe, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, in Riverwalk Village Nursing Home, Noblesville, Ind. She was born May 28, 1921, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late Homer and Alice Murphy McDowell. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Latrobe. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother. She is survived by two sons, Richard Steele of Denver, Colo., and Thomas Steele and his wife, Marilyn, of Cincinnati, Ohio; a daughter, Patricia A. Wiehe and her husband, Robert, of Noblesville, Ind.; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Friends will be received 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 in St. Mary's Cemetery, Unity Township. 

GEORGE EDWARD STEEVES

George Edward Steeves, 63, of Fort Worth, Texas, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, in Fort Worth. He was born Oct. 31, 1936, in Derry. He was a graduate of Michigan State University and Florida Atlantic University. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He taught high school in Detroit, Mich., and Hollywood, Fla. George taught and coached at S.W. High and Dunbar High in Fort Worth. He will be missed by his many friends and all whose lives he touched. Preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Steeves; two sisters, Sylvia Mekic and Nettie Smith; and his brother, Reginald Steeves. Surviving are his wife, Janice; son, Ken Steeves; stepsons, Chris Fair and wife, Jennifer, and Corey Fair of Chicago, Ill.; daughters, Kristy Myers and husband, Russell, and Karen Steeves, all of Fort Worth, Texas; stepdaughter, Michelle Fisher of Fort Worth, Texas; brothers, Don Steeves and wife, Sherrie, and Tom Steeves and wife, Janet, all of Latrobe, and Jack Steeves and wife, Phyllis, of Johnstown; sisters, Sarah Sigafoes and husband, Clarence, of New Alexandria, Wanda Holderbaum and husband, Frank, and Shelby Dixon and husband, Pete, all of Blairsville; grandchildren, Marcos and Nicolas of Fort Worth; numerous nieces and nephews; and beloved pets, Hobeaux, Daisy and Holmes. A memorial service was held Friday, Dec. 10, in Trinity Lutheran Church, Fort Worth. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Arrangements by GREENWOOD FUNERAL HOME, Fort Worth, Texas. 

WARREN M. STROBLE

Warren M. Stroble, 77, of Greensburg RD11, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at the Highlands V.A. Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Nov. 28, 1922, in Hempfield Township, a son of the late J. Russell and Martha Fulton Stroble. He was Methodist by faith, and was a graduate of the Youngwood High School. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart after being wounded at Marshall Islands. Prior to his retirement, he was employed for 39 years by the Railroad Industrial, I.T.E., and later the Gould Co. of South Greensburg. He was a member of VFW Post 33. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Keenan Stroble; a son, Robert Stroble and wife, Marilyn, of Stow, Ohio; and two grandchildren, Kristin and Kevin Stroble. Friends will be received in the JAY B. PETERSON FUNERAL HOME, Depot and North Fifth streets, Youngwood, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. His funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Monday. Interment will follow in the Delmont Cemetery with military rites. Eugene G. Saloom, funeral director, in charge. 

ISABELLA (BALMER) WALTERS

Isabella ``Bella'' (Balmer) Walters, 87, of the Logans Ferry Heights section of Plum Borough, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, in Citizens General Hospital, New Kensington. Born May 3, 1912, in Gateshead-on-Tyne, England, she moved to Logans Ferry to live with relatives in 1929, and had lived there most all her life. Mrs. Walters was a retired housekeeper at the Citizens General Hospital School of Nursing. Mrs. Walters was a member of the Logans Ferry Presbyterian Church of New Kensington, and a 50-year plus member of the Eastern Star of Springdale. She enjoyed tea-time chats with family and friends. She is survived by her son, Robert W. Walters of Boise, Idaho; a daughter, Mrs. Mike (Joan) Opina of Logans Ferry Heights; a brother, Thomas Balmer of England; two sisters, Evelyn Ward and Dorothy Sinclair, both of England; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin F. Walters, in 1966; her parents, Henry and Elizabeth Glennwright Balmer; and eight brothers and sisters. Family and friends are invited Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the CHURCHFIELD-PETERS FUNERAL HOME, 501 Fifth Ave., New Kensington, where services will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Reid W. Stewart officiating. Interment will follow in Plum Creek Cemetery, Plum Borough. 

HARRY A. WASHABAUGH

Harry A. Washabaugh, 80, of Latrobe, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, in Pittsburgh. He was born March 18, 1919, in Youngwood, a son of the late Lawrence W. and Harriet Edna Campbell Washabaugh. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Merium Nutter and Dorothy Gronow; and a brother, Lawrence F. Washabaugh. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann Coughenour Washabaugh of Youngwood; a daughter, Donna I. Hillis of Youngwood; two sisters, Mrs. William (Grace) Fox of Hunker and Sally Bossart of Scottdale; a brother, Vernon Washabaugh and wife, Mary, of Latrobe; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. No visitation. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township, with the Rev. Byran T. Eisaman officiating. Interment Westmoreland County Memorial Park. Arrangements by the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood. 


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