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JOHN E. ANKENY
John E. Ankeny, 91, of Bolivar, formerly of Ligonier, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, in the Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. He was born Oct. 8, 1908, in Ligonier Township, a son of the late John C. and Mary (Dennison) Ankeny. Prior to his retirement, he was a farmer in the Ligonier Valley for years. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. Husband of the late Gilberta (Sheffler) Ankeny, who died in 1956, and the late Nettie A. (Henderson) Ankeny, who died in 1988; also preceded in death by four brothers, Robert, Owen, Frank, and William Ankeny; and a sister, Margaret Henderson. He is survived by two stepsons, Ernest G. Henderson of New Florence RD1 and Clifford (and his wife, Sherry) Henderson of Ligonier RD1; three stepgrandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; a sister, Anna Mary Mulligan of New Florence RD1; a brother, James Ankeny of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL HOME, Bolivar, where services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jim Tomb officiating. Interment Fort Palmer Cemetery, Bolivar.

STEPHEN ANDREW BULGER

Pvt. Stephen Andrew Bulger, 26, of Swisshelm Park. A proud member of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky., died Monday, Dec. 6, 1999. A 1991 graduate of Taylor Allderdice High School, Pittsburgh. Loving son of Leo and Carol (Matta) Bulger, of Swisshelm Park. Grandson of Andrew and Margaret Matta. Friends will be received Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale, where services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the U.S. Army Emergency Relief, Department of the Army, 200 Stovall St., Alexandria, VA 22332.

JAMES W. BURTON

James W. Burton, 56, of Lawrenceville, Ga., died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Donna Burton; his former wife, Linda Burton of Decatur, Ga.; daughters, Julie Burton and her husband, John Dooley, of Big Canoe, Ga., and Trisha Burton of San Francisco, Calif.; stepchildren, Cynthia Owen of Atlanta, Ga., Brian Wall and Debra Wall, both of Lawrenceville, Ga.; a sister, Deborah Watson of Ontario, Canada; brothers, Frederick Burton of Stansbury Park, Utah, and Dale Burton of Merritt Island, Fla.; and grandchildren, Caitlin Burton-Dooley, Hannah Burton-Dooley, Emilie Owen, Alissa Davis, and Aaron Eplin. Mr. Burton was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn F. and Vivian Burton. He was a member of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Stone Mountain, Ga., and the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, and was employed with Compaq as a computer engineer. Memorial service will be held Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 11 a.m. in St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church with Father Paul Gerlock and Father Douglas P. Coil, co-officiating. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 550 Pharr Road, Suite 550, Atlanta, GA 30305-3432. The TOM M. WAGES FUNERAL SERVICE INC., SNELLVILLE CHAPEL, (770) 979-3200, in Snellville, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.

E. PAULINE CAMPBELL

E. Pauline Campbell, 88, of West Newton, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. She was born May 14, 1911, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Charles and Edith Bleich Allenbaugh. She was a member of the West Newton United Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Harry Campbell, in 1994; a brother, Carl Allenbaugh; and a son-in-law, Dr. Milton Hirsh. She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Hirsh of White Oak and Rebecca Varga of West Newton; four grandchildren, Dr. Lauri Gosnell of Washington Crossing, Staci Dooney of Bellingham, Mass., Alan Hirsh of Alexandria, Va., and David Hirsh of Brookline, Mass.; three great-grandchildren, Joshua Hirsh, and Chelsea and Samantha Gosnell; and a sister, Gladys Frye. No visitation. A private graveside service will be conducted in West Newton Cemetery by the Rev. William A. Sukolsky. Memorials may be made to the West Newton United Presbyterian Church, or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., West Newton.

AMELIA I. CAPETS

Amelia I. Capets, 66, of Greensburg, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, in the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Jan. 29, 1933, in Export, a daughter of the late Rudolph and Anna Susick Rugh. She was a member of the Liberty Christian Church, Greensburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert B. Capets; and a brother, William Rugh. She is survived by a son, Alan B. Capets; a daughter, Suzanne Weightman and her husband, Doug, of Greensburg; four grandchildren; a brother, Donald Rugh of Jeannette; a sister, June McCutcheon of Tyrone, Pa.; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Tuesday in the funeral home at a time to be announced. Interment will follow in the Brush Creek Cemetery, Irwin.

ANN E. CHAPMAN

Ann E. Chapman, 77, of Latrobe, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, in the Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born July 29, 1922, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late John and Julia Kendi Toth. She was a member of Holy Family Church, Latrobe. She was retired from Torrance State Hospital and a member of Union Local AFSCME. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Michael Sitch; an infant grandson, Patrick Messich; two brothers, George J. Toth and James Sitch; and two sisters, Julia Adams and Jean Lear. She is survived by two daughters, Carol Messich and her husband, Larry, of Latrobe and Marijane ``Mitzi'' Lewis of Latrobe; a son, Thomas L. Chapman and his wife, Bonnie, of Anderson, S.C.; a sister, Mary Carnahan of Latrobe; a sister-in-law, Gen Toth of Derry; and two granddaughters, Beth Messich of Boston, Mass., and Erica Slebodnik and her husband, Richard. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Family Church, Latrobe. Interment Unity Cemetery, Unity Township.

AMERICO N. CIAFRE

Americo N. Ciafre, 78, of Latrobe, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, in Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg. Born Sept. 20, 1921, in Latrobe, a son of the late Alfonso and Lucia Vallonchini Ciafre. He was a member of Holy Family Church, Latrobe. He was the former owner and operator of the Glass Bar & Hotel Loyal in Latrobe. He was the retired steward and member of the F.O.E. #01188, Latrobe, and a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy as a torpedoman 2nd Class. Also, he was a member of the American Legion #515, Latrobe, VFW #3414, Latrobe, Blind Veterans Association, and the Frontier Club, Latrobe. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Sgt. Pasquale ``Patsy'' Ciafre; and a sister, Blanche Ciafre Graziano Marsico. He is survived by two brothers, Robert Tito Ciafre and his wife, Margaret Maestrole Ciafre, of Latrobe and Rudolph Ciafre of Latrobe; and a sister-in-law, Edna Smail Ciafre of Greensburg. Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Family Church, Latrobe. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery, Unity Township. Military services will be held at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.

ADAM J. CONNORS

Adam J. Connors, 5 years of age, of High Street, Mt. Pleasant, died Saturday afternoon, Dec. 11, 1999, in the Uniontown Hospital, as a result of injuries sustained in a two-car accident in the City of Uniontown. Adam was born in Mt. Pleasant, Aug. 11, 1994, the son of Brian S. and Jennifer B. Connors Ebbert. He was baptized in faith as Catholic and was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church of Scottdale. Adam was enrolled in the kindergarten class at Rumbaugh Elementary School, Mt. Pleasant. In addition to his mother and father, Brian S. and Jennifer B. Connors Ebbert, Adam is survived by his maternal grandparents, John ``Jack'' and Barbara Earnesty Connors of Everson; paternal grandparents, Frank P. V and Diane L. Clark Ebbert of Mt. Pleasant; paternal great-grandfather, Frank P. Ebbert IV of Florida; paternal great-grandmother, Gertrude Clark of Mt. Pleasant; paternal great-grandmother, Leona Cassler of Uniontown; two uncles, Mark D. Ebbert of Scottdale and John Connors Jr. of Everson; two aunts, Jocelyn Connors and Katie Earnesty of Everson; and a number of great-uncles and aunts, and cousins. Adam was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents, William and Bridget Flanagan Connors, and Arthur and Gladys Swank Earnesty. Adam's family will receive friends Monday in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, from 1 to 9 p.m. A blessing will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by his Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Scottdale, with the Rev. Emil S. Payer as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. A parish wake service for Adam will be held Monday evening at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

ROSE ELIZABETH EBITZ

Rose Elizabeth Ebitz, 69, of Mars, Marshall Township, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, in St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh, after a brief illness. She was born Jan. 28, 1930, in Ingomar, a daughter of the late Victor L. and Rose K. Huber Henke. She was a homemaker, and a member of St. Ferdinand's Roman Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, Albert H. Ebitz, whom she married on Aug. 23, 1958; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Christine) Moore of Cranberry Township; a brother, Victor Henke of Emsworth; two sisters, Catherine Reed of Ingomar and Evelyn Unger of Franklin Park; and a granddaughter, Elizabeth Moore of Cranberry Township. Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the GLENN-KILDOO CRANBERRY CHAPEL, 130 Wisconsin Ave., Cranberry Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Ferdinand's R.C. Church, Rochester Road, Cranberry Township. Interment will be private.

KENNETH STEWART KNOBLOCH

Kenneth Stewart Knobloch, 53, of Hampton Township, formerly of Oakdale, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, at his residence. Born July 3, 1946, in Oakdale, he was a son of the late Karl and Margaret (Stewart) Knobloch. He is survived by two sons, Ryan and Eric, both of Hampton/Richland Township; their mother, Elizabeth (White) Knobloch of Richland Township; and a brother, Karl ``Bob'' Knobloch of Fort Myers, Fla. Friends will be received Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown. Service Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown with the Rev. Dr. David McDonald and the Rev. Donn Ed co-officiating. Interment will be private in Montour Cemetery, Robinson Township. If desired, donations may be made to Hosanna Industries, 109 Rinard Lane, Rochester, PA 15074. Mr. Knobloch was a business analyst for the Federal Home Loan Bank in Pittsburgh; a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown Choir; F&AM Past Master of Masonic Lodge of Oakdale; and the Scottish Rite Lodge Council Chapter Consistory. He was a graduate of Grove City College, and received his master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

BETTY M. (KALINA) LOFFREDO

Betty M. (Kalina) Loffredo, 76, of Pitcairn, on Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999. Wife of the late Michael F. Loffredo; mother of Cheryl Marie Gilliand and Michael A. Loffredo, both of Pitcairn. Grandmother of James Michael Gilliand, Cynthia Schwer and Michael Frank Loffredo. Great-grandmother of Jacob Michael Schwer. 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 11 a.m.

J.P. LUDWIG

J.P. Ludwig, 73, of Harrison City, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, in the IHS of Greater Pittsburgh, Greensburg. He was born Oct. 5, 1926, in Penn Township, a son of the late John Phillip and Cora Elizabeth Kline Ludwig. Prior to retirement, he was a crane operator at the Elliott Company. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church, Jeannette, USWA Local #1145 and was an avid golfer. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis McClune Ludwig of Harrison City; a daughter, Fay Ludwig at home; two brothers, John P. Davis of Greensburg and Edwin Davis of Harrison City; two sisters, Estella Seslar of Mechanicsburg and Cora May Bezak of Brookville; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Martin R. Koss and the Rev. Gary J. Simpson co-officiating. Interment with full military rites by the Jeannette Combined Veterans will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Export.

CHARLES W. MARTIN

Charles W. ``Bill'' Martin, 72, of Bessemer Street, Scottdale (East Huntingdon Township), passed away early Sunday morning, Dec. 12, 1999, at Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. Bill was born Nov. 24, 1927, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late Charles E. ``Abe'' and Evelyn ``Lena'' Love Martin. Bill was a former employee of the Duraloy Blaw-Knox Co., Scottdale. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, and of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, both in Scottdale. He was a former member of the Scottdale Borough Auxiliary Police and had served as a volunteer for the Area Agency on Aging. Bill was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy, attaining the rank of Seaman 2nd Class, and was decorated with the Victory medal. In addition, he served with the U.S. Navy's 103rd Co. as an Honor Man. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Shirley Ann (Fuller) Martin; two loving daughters, Karen L. Wisler and husband, Donald, of Leetonia, Ohio, and Billie M. Cramer and husband, Carl, of Westminster, Md.; five grandchildren, Michael Carr, Capt. Shane Carr, Stacey Carr, Chad Cramer and Carrie Fritz; two great-grandsons, Justin and Grant; two sisters, Betty Chacken of Ligonier and Phyllis Church and husband, Lee, of Michigan; two brothers, Harry Martin and wife, Helen, of Mt. Pleasant and James Martin and wife, Irene, of Eighty-Four; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son. Family and friends will be received at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, (724) 887-5300, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon. A private funeral service will be held for the family, followed by chapel committal service and interment in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Bullskin Township. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice in memory of Charles ``Bill'' Martin.

IRENE MILLER

Irene Miller, 88, of South Greensburg, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, in the Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg. She was born Oct. 11, 1911, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Joseph F. and Irene Bittner Lynch. She was a member of St. Bruno Catholic Church, South Greensburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard R. Miller, on Dec. 11, 1996; a daughter, Constance Kowalsky, on Nov. 3, 1994; a sister, Henrietta Palmaverde; and a brother, Joseph Lynch. Survived by two sons, Eugene Miller of South Greensburg and Gerald and his wife, Donna Miller, of Southwest Greensburg; seven grandchildren, Kelly and Casey Miller, Darian, Jason, and Lorin Kowalsky, Ryan and Regan Miller; a brother, Gilbert and his wife, Helen Lynch, of Greensburg; a sister, Madeline Rutherford of Greensburg; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg, Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home Thursday 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 Greensburg Catholic Cemetery, Hempfield Township.

RICHARD B. NEIDERHISER

Richard B. Neiderhiser, 52, of Ligonier, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, in Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born May 31, 1947, in Latrobe, a son of Lena Shaulis Neiderhiser of Ligonier and the late R. Meade Neiderhiser. Richard had been employed by the Mid-Atlantic Stone Quarry, Whitney. He was a veteran of the Vietnam conflict, having served with the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Ligonier VFW Post #734. It is impossible to use words to describe the love that Richard shared with his wife, Stephanie, and his four young sons. He was greatly loved and cherished by all his family. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Stephanie Ford Neiderhiser; four sons, Benjamin A. (and fiancee Courtney) Neiderhiser, Nathan R. Neiderhiser, Jacob M. Neiderhiser, and Aaron T. Neiderhiser, all at home; two sisters, Esther Berkey of Ligonier and Clara White of Kenwood, Pa.; five brothers, Wilbert M. Neiderhiser of Ligonier, Ralph J. Neiderhiser of Yemassee, S.C., George M. Neiderhiser of Acme, Earl L. Neiderhiser of Indiana, Pa., and Floyd W. Neiderhiser of Ligonier; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL HOME INC., 144 E. Main St., Ligonier. Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Ligonier (EVERYONE PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH), with the Rev. Audrey Bell officiating. Interment Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Ligonier. Memorial gifts may be made to the Richard B. Neiderhiser Children's Education Fund, 241 Stom Road, Ligonier, PA 15658.

MARY (MILLER) NEJAK

Mary (Miller) Nejak, 95, formerly of Wilmerding, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, in Mt. Lebanon Manor, Mt. Lebanon. She was born April 1, 1904, in Wilmerding, a daughter of the late Anthony and Anna (Basa) Miller. She was a member of St. Jude the Apostle Church in Wilmerding. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Nejak; a brother, Andrew Miller; and two sisters, Katherine Shustric and Anna Lavelle. She is survived by a son, Raymond P. (Nancy Ann) Nejak Sr. of Export; a daughter, Dolores M. ``Dolly'' (Dr. John) Perri of Mt. Lebanon; grandchildren, Raymond P. Jr. and Peter Nejak, David and Patrick Perri and Jacqueline Marinovich. Also numerous great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Friends were received Sunday at the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME, 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Jude the Apostle Church.

CONSTANCE E. (NOVAK-FISHER) NOONAN

Constance E. ``Connie'' (Novak-Fisher) Noonan, 62, of Rankin, formerly of Wilmerding, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999. A daughter of the late William Sr. and Marion (Markulin) Novak. Beloved wife of Frank Noonan and the late Lloyd Fisher. Dear mother of Ronald Fisher, Susie Mamel, Lynn Fisher, Laura Cardiff, Dennis, Brian and Timmy John Fisher. Sister of Ronald F. ``Bill'' Novak and the late Judith Novak. Also survived by adopted family member George Munson; seven grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services in the funeral home Wednesday at 10 a.m. with Capt. Steven Magill officiating.

WALTER A. STRUMSKY

Walter A. Strumsky, 78, of Latrobe, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, at home. He was born Nov. 7, 1921, in Mutual, a son of the late Joseph and Josephine Dompkosky Strumsky. He was a member of St. Boniface Church in Penn. Prior to retirement, he was employed by the state of Connecticut with 43 years of service. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. He is survived by two sisters, Helen Rapa of Irwin and Lorraine Schmucker of Latrobe; and a nephew and niece, Ron and Nora Schmucker of Latrobe, with whom he made his home. Friends will be received at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe, Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Boniface Church, Penn. Interment will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Township.

CHRISTOPHER UHRINEK

Christopher Uhrinek, 21, of Greensburg, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999. He was born Nov. 2, 1978, in Greensburg, a son of Joseph J. Uhrinek of Greensburg and the late Teresa Lucchetti Uhrinek. He was a member of the Church of St. Paul and a chef at Ernie Vallozzi's Restaurant, Greensburg. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Lorenzo and Enrica ``Becky'' Lucchetti; and paternal grandparents, Joseph and Frances Uhrinek. In addition to his father, he is survived by a brother, Joseph M. Uhrinek and wife, Cheri, of Harrisburg; a sister, Mary Ann Jacobsky of Greensburg; three stepsisters, Gina, Georgia, and Jeanna; a nephew, Justin and nieces, Sierra and McKenna; and cousin, Jackie Lucchetti and several other cousins. 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 7 to 9 p.m., where service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Leonard Stoviak officiating. Natale N. Pantalone, funeral director.

JOSEPHINE ELIZABETH WOODYARD

Josephine Elizabeth Woodyard, 93, of Greensburg, formerly of Charleston, W.Va., died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, in St. Anne Home, Greensburg. She was born Nov. 26, 1906, in New York, N.Y., a daughter of the late Andreas and Madeline Jonke Tschinkel. She was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Gordon Woodyard; and a sister, Marie Tschinkel. Survived by two daughters, JoAnne Boyle and husband, Arthur Jr., of Laughlintown and Nancy Lee Chilcote of Lilburn, Ga.; a son, George Gordon Woodyard Jr. of Vallejo, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, Arthur, B. Patrick, John Woodyard, Terence Gordon, J. Teig and T. Morgan Boyle, Elizabeth McDonald, Michele, James, Stephanie and Geoffrey Chilcote and Lisa Pate; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Andrew Tschinkel and wife, Marie, of New Jersey; and five nieces and nephews. Services and interment will be in Charleston, W.Va. The family suggests memorial gifts may be made to Seton Hill College, Greensburg, PA 15601.

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 were 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.

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. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11 a.m. in St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 224 Fourth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

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

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 with pastor Clyde A. Whalen and the Rev. Ralph Mostoller co-officiating. Interment will follow in the Donegal Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the Make A Wish Foundation.

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.

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.

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 were received at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., Fifth and Oak streets, Irwin, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be received 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.


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