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Donald Wayne Anderson
Donald Wayne Anderson, 68, of Hazeltine Court, Orlando, Fla., died Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999. Mr. Anderson was an inspector for Orange County. Born in Greensburg, he moved to central Florida in 1977. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He is survived by his wife, Janet Paul Anderson; sons, Douglas and Mark, both of Greensburg; stepsons, Donald, Steve and Richard of Orlando, Mark of Tampa, Fla., and Bruce of Arkansas; a daughter, Denise Henry of Madison; a stepdaughter, Debbie Goslin of Orlando; a brother, Dean Anderson of Maryland; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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.

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 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Robert Jobe officiating. Interment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.

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

Mildred R. Krotz Capezzuto
Mildred R. Krotz Capezzuto, 82, formerly of Wilmerding, on Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999. Wife of Joseph H. Capezzuto. Mother of Mary Ann Chismar of North Huntingdon, Palma Skvarla of Penn Township, Joseph J. of Indiana, Pa., and Linda Roberts of Jefferson Borough. Sister of Barbara Lissey of California, Dorothy Patosky of Level Green and Jean Mundy of North Huntingdon. Also nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Friends may call Sunday 7-9 p.m. and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave., East Pittsburgh, (412) 824-8800. Funeral Tuesday, details later.

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. The Holy Family Rosary Society will recite the rosary Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

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 were received at the FORGIE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be received 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.

Jay A. Hoenshel
Jay A. Hoenshel, 54, of Irwin, died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. He was born Aug. 8, 1945, in Pittsburgh, a son of Grace Holod Hoenshel of Irwin and the late Ivan Hoenshel. He was an accountant for Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging; a member of Brush Creek Lutheran Church; a former member of Hope Memorial Lutheran Church of Smithton; a 1963 graduate of South Huntingdon Township High School; and a 1967 graduate of Penn State. He was also a U.S. Army veteran. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Susan Regotti Hoenshel of Irwin. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Hoenshel. 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 L.L. BARTHELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Second Street, Smithton. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Hope Memorial Lutheran Church, Smithton, with the Rev. Dr. Robert Pittavino officiating. Interment will be in the Olive Branch Cemetery, Rostraver Township.

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; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Genevieve Cole and Margaret Zoretich, both of Swissvale. 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.

Helen M. Keller
Helen M. Keller, 77, of Normalville, formerly of Ruffsdale, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, at the Eicher Family Home at Normalville. She was born in Melcroft, Sept. 21, 1922, the daughter of the late Jonas and Mary Wilders Cole. She was a member of the Glenwood United Methodist Church; a graduate of the Hurst High School with the Class of 1940; and a member of the Eastern Star, the Mendon Grange, the W.C.T.U., and the Bullskin Senior Citizens. She was also a member of the Tarrs Craft Class, where she took pride in her needlepoint. She was a homemaker, and the loving mother of Thomas W. Keller Jr. and his wife, Janet, of New Stanton, Deanna Bibel and her husband, Emery, of West Finley and Shirley Ansell of Ruffsdale. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two brothers, John C. Cole and his wife, Peg, of Ligonier and George Edward Cole of Mt. Pleasant. She was predeceased by her husband, Woodrow T. Keller, in 1986. Friends will be received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Her funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Interment will follow in the Donegal Cemetery.

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. Members of St. Mary's Parish will meet at the funeral home Sunday at 3:30 p.m. to pray the rosary. 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. 

George B. Martin
George B. Martin, 70, of West Newton (Pineview Estates), died Friday, Dec. 10, 1999, at his home. He was born Aug. 12, 1929, in McKeesport, a son of the late George B. Jr. and Hazel (Stewart) Martin. Prior to his retirement in 1978, Mr. Martin was employed by LTV Steel, Pittsburgh. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, William ``Bill'' Martin, in March 1997. Mr. Martin is survived by his wife of 50 years, Elizabeth (Quinn) Martin; two sons, Ken and his wife, Karen Martin, of Mt. Pleasant and John and his wife, Mary Martin, of Greensburg; a daughter, Kathleen and her husband, Leonard Cudnik, of West Newton; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Hazel and her husband, Ernie Goodman, of Churchill. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Herminie, Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 9 p.m. Interment will be private. The Martin family requests no flowers. Please make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, Westmoreland Unit, 152 E. Otterman St., Greensburg, PA 15601-2584.

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 were received at the JAMES E. LINDSAY FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Harrison City, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be received 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. 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.

Viola Habrat Pawlikowski
Viola Habrat Pawlikowski, 91, of Mt. Pleasant, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, at the Parish House in Perryopolis. She was born June 18, 1908, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Adam and Helen Jurczak Habrat. She was a member of the Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant, and the Rosary Society. She was a student of the former Transfiguration School. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the Bryce Bros. Glass and later the Lenox Crystal of Mt. Pleasant. She is survived by her son, Thadeus Philip Pawlikowski and his wife, Billie, of Fort Collins, Colo.; two grandsons, Robert and John Pawlikowski; and four great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Albert Pawlikowski; five sisters, Bridget Habrat, Helen Habrat, Ann Habrat, Angela Barbara Nell Habrat and Mary Balcerek; and five brothers, Joseph, Frank, John, Ted and Stanley Habrat. Friends will be received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in the Transfiguration R.C. Church. Interment will follow in the Transfiguration Cemetery.

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 were received at the HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and and will be received 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.

Louis P. Santone
Louis P. Santone, 76, a prominent businessman, civic and community leader in the Fay-West area, and a resident of Scottdale (formerly of Connellsville and Greensburg), passed away Wednesday evening, Dec. 8, 1999, at his home in Cape Coral, Fla. Family and friends will be received at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, (724) 887-5300, Sunday from 12 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A prayer service will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale, with the Rev. Father Emil S. Payer as celebrant. Chapel committal services and entombment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville.

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.

Veda Lois Shoup
Veda Lois Shoup, 69, of Arnold, Md., died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, in Annapolis, Md., as a result of an automobile accident. Born July 26, 1930, in Pennsylvania, she was a daughter of the late Emory and Olive Fox Howsare. She had been employed as a teacher's aide by Anne Arundel County. She was a member of the Women's Club of Linthicum, Md., past president of Band Parents of Andover and Chesapeake High School, Retired Teachers Association of Anne Arundel County, League of Women Voters and Den Mother of Pack 359 (Linthicum). She enjoyed gardening, bridge and listening to jazz music, loved pets, and was an avid reader. Surviving are her husband of 24 years, Alden Shoup; two sons, Bruce Foster of Atlanta, Ga., and Lamar Foster and his wife, Mary, of Randallstown, Md.; two brothers, Stacy Howsare of Florida and William Howsare of Portage, Ind.; and a sister, Lola June Van Hook of Ellicott City, Md. Interment private. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m. in St. John's Lutheran Church, Linthicum, Md., with the Rev. Gregory Clagg officiating. Family suggests memorials to: S.P.C.A. Anne Arundel County, 1815 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis, MD 21403. Arrangements by SINGLETON FUNERAL HOME P.A., WITH CREMATION CENTER, 1 Second Ave. S.W., Glen Burnie, Md.

Anna M. (Suhar) Stafire
Anna M. (Suhar) Stafire, of Grindstone, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999. She was a daughter of the late Charles and Barbara Andulics Suhar. She was predeceased by her husband, Jacob E. Stafire; and a sister, Eleanor Mindzora. She is survived by three children, Barbara ``Bunny'' and her husband, Frank Zimcosky, of Rowes Run, Pa., Eileen Stafire of Westerville, Ohio, and Jacob and his wife, Cindy Stafire, of Grindstone; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Misenko of Philadelphia. Friends will be received Monday from 3 to 8 p.m. in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park St., Brownsville, where a prayer service will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church, Grindstone, with her nephew, the Rev. Father Paul Lisik, and Father John Sedlak as concelebrants. Interment LaFayette Memorial Park.

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 of 55 years, 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 with the Rev. Dr. Merritt H. Edner officiating. Interment will follow in the Eastview Union Cemetery, Delmont, with military rites. Eugene G. Saloom, funeral director, in charge.

Frances Mary McAllister Thomas
Frances Mary McAllister Thomas, 61, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, in the Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. She was born Nov. 10, 1938, in Swissvale, a daughter of the late Frances Duncan McAllister. She was a graduate of Swissvale High School in 1956, a member of the St. Agnes Catholic Church of North Huntingdon, and a resident of North Huntingdon for over 30 years. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Deasy. She is survived by her husband, Edward ``Jim'' Thomas Sr.; a daughter, Melissa Ann Novak and husband, Michael, of Strongsville, Ohio; four sons, Edward ``Jim'' Thomas Jr. and his wife, Deborah, of Severn, Md., William ``Bill'' Thomas and his wife, Jane, of Dayton, Ohio, Richard ``Rick'' Thomas of North Huntingdon, and Robert ``Bob'' Thomas and his wife, Missy, of North Huntingdon; and 10 grandchildren, Tony, Kelsie, Haley, Jimmy, R.J., Tyler, Kayla, Tessa, Shannon and Abby. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., Fifth and Oak streets, Irwin, 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. Agnes Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon.

Kathryn T. Walls
Kathryn T. Walls, 96, formerly of South Greensburg, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, in the Oak Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Greensburg. She was born Oct. 30, 1903, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Luke and Bridget Gannon McDonough. She was a member of St. Bruno Catholic Church, South Greensburg, and was a former organist and choir director at the church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Walls, on Dec. 19, 1973; a brother, John McDonough; two sisters, Josephine Carlson and Mary Ellen McCormick; and three nephews, James P. McCormick Sr., John ``Jack'' McCormick and Daniel McCormick. She is survived by a sister-in-law, Ann McDonough; nieces and nephews, Katherine McCloskey, Nancy Green, Kathryn Pastor, Theresa Guidry, Thomas McCormick, Mary Eidemiller, Roger McCormick, Maureen Stansell, Catherine Burlaga, John ``Jack'' McDonough, Joan Benjamin, Donna Jean Guskiewicz, and Dennis McDonough; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and great-great-nieces and great-great-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 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Bruno Catholic Church, South Greensburg, with the Rev. Blane L. Resko, O.S.B., as celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. Vincent Cemetery, Unity Township.

Donald F. Weis
Donald F. Weis, 51, of Export, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, in his home. He was born Feb. 12, 1948, in Wilkinsburg, a son of Barbara (Loughner) Curry of Export and the late Fredrick Weis. Donald was a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, having served in the Vietnam War. In addition to his birth mother, he is survived by his mother, June (Loughner) Pellegrino; stepfather, James Curry; his loving wife, Joyce (Stahl) Weis; two daughters, Cindy Wallace and husband, Homer, of Slickville and Karen McKay and husband, Dan, of Murrysville; a son, George Greer of Uniontown; three brothers, James Kocher of New Kensington, David Kocher of Slickville and Fredrick Weis and wife, Lois, of Pittsburgh; two sisters, Linda Johnson of Plum and Holly Davenport of Delmont; three delightful grandchildren, Danielle and Daniel Wallace and Daniel McKay; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends were received at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC. AT TWIN VALLEY, 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, (724) 468-1177, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Donald's funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Frederick Heitzenroder officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park with full military rites accorded by the U.S. Marine Corps, Pittsburgh. Kevin P. Altman, supervisor, in charge of arrangements. 


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