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THEODORE ERNEST BAER SR. 

Theodore Ernest Baer Sr., 70, of Sarver, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999. He was retired from Gulf Research in Harmarville. Husband of 45 years to Dorothy English Baer. Father of Mark Baer of Randolph, Ohio, Theodore Baer Jr. of Akron, Ohio, and Cynthia Baer of Centerville, Ohio. Brother of John Baer of Bellview, Fla., and Evaline Swartzlander of Sarver. Also, three grandchildren. Service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Saxonburg Memorial Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Saxonburg. Memorial donations to William L. Baer Memorial Fund, c/o Butler Hunting and Fishing Club; Saxonburg Memorial Presbyterian Church; or Saxonburg Library. Arrangements by the FOX FUNERAL HOME in Saxonburg. 

WILSON ERRETT
Wilson Errett, 87, of Darragh, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, at the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Nov. 19, 1912, in Hempfield Township, a son of the late Albert F. and Olive E. (Eisaman) Errett. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Laborers International Union of North America Local #373, working at the former O.H. Martin Construction Co., Sharpsburg. His memberships included St. Edward Roman Catholic Church, Herminie, and the Jeannette American Legion Post 344. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, George, Harry, Eddie and Kahl Errett; and three sisters, Clara Mae Loughner, Edna Williams and Emma Byerly. Mr. Errett is survived by his wife of 56 years, Helen (King) Errett; a son, Edward and his wife, Marianne Errett, of Madison; three daughters, Virginia and her husband, Ken Stark, of Ballwin, Mo., Bette and her husband, Arthur Alexander, of Mt. Pleasant, and Patricia and her husband, David Dwyer, of Lexington, N.C.; five grandchildren, Joe, Mike, Chris, Michele, and Adrian; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Herminie, Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Liturgy will be held Friday at a time to be announced with the Rev. Lawrence L. Manchas officiating. Entombment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park.

CARTHA J. GOOD 

Cartha J. Good, 60, of Jeannette, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, at home. She was born June 16, 1939, in Pleasant Unity, a daughter of Margurite Shopsky Loughner of Okmulgee, Okla., and the late Harry W. Loughner. She was a member of Calvary Assembly Church of Irwin. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Winn. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Francis R. Good; three daughters, Marshella Watson and her husband, Gary, and Terrie Binakosky and her husband, Mark, both of Jeannette, and Sylvia Cunningham and her husband, Dennis, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Emma Marie ``Snooks'' Williford and her husband, Dallas, of Tulsa, Okla., and Juanita Miller of Okmulgee, Okla.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastors Dennis Seler and Jonathan Hardt co-officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. 

KATHERINE MAZUR 

Katherine Mazur, 69, of Greensburg, formerly of Pitcairn, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, at St. Anne Home, Greensburg. She was born July 26, 1930, in Gatesville, Miss., a daughter of the late Henry W. and Fannie McLeod Butler. She was retired from the Gateway School District and a former member of St. Michael's Church, Pitcairn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred J. Mazur, on June 26, 1998. Survived by a son, Cole Mazur, of Monroeville; five daughters, Carol Ann Dean of Tarentum, Elizabeth K. Boberg of West Valley, N.Y., Patricia J. Clements and husband, Mark, of Turtle Creek, Cecelia M. McInerney and husband, Paul, of Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y., and Mary Jane Ickes and husband, Timothy, of Pitcairn; six grandchildren; a sister, Zoria Lalond, of Wyalusing, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg. Arrangements under the direction of the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME, 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, (724) 837-0020, www.pantalone.com. Natale N. Pantalone, funeral director. 

E. CLARENCE McQUAIDE 

E. Clarence McQuaide, 87, of Apollo (Washington Township), died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, in the Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born Sept. 15, 1912, in Washington Township, a son of the late E. Guy and Mabel Hill McQuaide. He was a member of the Poke Run Presbyterian Church, Washington Township. Prior to his retirement, he was self-employed as a farmer and also worked as a craneman at Armitage & Co., Delmont. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edna M. Thompson McQuaide, in 1980; and by two sisters, Ina Nichols and Gertrude Stuck. He is survived by four children, Shirley Elwood and her husband, Eugene ``Skip,'' of Washington Township, Louise Frye and her husband, Howard, of Ligonier RD5, Ilene Frye and her husband, Roger, of Blairsville RD3, and C. Eugene McQuaide of Delmont; a brother, Kenneth R. McQuaide, of Ruffsdale RD3; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Mr. McQuaide's family will receive friends at the JOHN L. BASH FUNERAL HOME, 152 Abbe Place, Delmont, (724) 468-8381, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral home hours: Wednesday 7:00-9:00 p.m. and Thursday 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Services will be held in the funeral home Friday at 11 a.m. with his pastor, the Rev. Wayne C. Blaser, officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. 

GRACE T. MUSINGO MIGLIETTA 

Grace T. Musingo Miglietta, 88, of Greensburg RD8, formerly of Turtle Creek, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, in the Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born July 2, 1911, in Bitner, a daughter of the late Michael and Theresa (Tata) Musingo. She was a member of St. Colman Catholic Church, Turtle Creek. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leandro Miglietta, in 1996; five brothers, George, John, Anthony, Joseph, and Frank Musingo; six sisters, Angeline Rausei, Carmella Marzola, Anna Maselli, Susan Cipriani, Florence DeLoretta, and Lena Giron. She is survived by a sister, Rose Condo, of Greensburg; three sisters-in-law, Mrs. Luigi (Nora) Giudici of Turtle Creek, Mrs. Frank (Mary) Musingo and Mrs. Anthony (Mary) Musingo, both of Greensburg; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg, Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home Friday at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in the Church of St. Paul, Greensburg, with the Rev. Leonard W. Stoviak as celebrant. Entombment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park Mausoleum, Delmont. 

DAYLE M. PHELPS

Dayle M. Phelps, on Monday, Dec. 13, 1999. Dayle M., of Kennedy Township, age 92, wife of the late Harold R. Beloved mother of Corinne O'Donnell and Harold R. Phelps Jr. Also six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Friends received at the HERSHBERGER-STOVER INC. FUNERAL HOME, 170 Noble Ave., Crafton, Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m.

MILDRED I. RANCE 

Mildred I. Rance, 77, of Penn Hills, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, at her home. She was born Sept. 29, 1922, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Roy C. and Ida May Cornely Trout. She was a lifetime member of the Emory United Methodist Church, East Liberty; a former member of the Order of Eastern Star and the White Shrine, both in Pittsburgh; and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George S.P. Rance, in 1994; and a brother. She is survived by two children, Lynda L. Morgan and her husband, Richard H., of Delmont, and George P. Rance of Istachatta, Fla. Mrs. Rance's family will receive friends at the JOHN L. BASH FUNERAL HOME, 152 Abbe Place, Delmont, (724) 468-8381, Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held in the funeral home Thursday at 1 p.m. with her pastor, the Rev. William D. Morgan, officiating. Interment will be private. 

MARY SADOSKY

Mary Sadosky, 87, a resident of Huntingdon Ridge, North Huntingdon, formerly of West Newton, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, at the Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. She was born March 24, 1912, in Bruceton, a daughter of the late Frank and Agnes (Snyder) Turki. Mrs. Sadosky was a homemaker, and a member of St. Edward Roman Catholic Church, Herminie. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Sadosky, in 1986; and two brothers, Joseph and Anthony Turki. Mrs. Sadosky is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Connie Cross and her husband, Merle, of West Newton; a son, Donald J. Sadosky and his wife, Ida, of California; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Stella Sleber, of Philadelphia; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Herminie, Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. A Funeral Liturgy will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Lawrence L. Manchas officiating. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township.

THOMAS F. SHERER

Thomas F. Sherer, 84, of Swissvale, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, at Latrobe Area Hospital. He was very active with the Swissvale Senior Citizen Center. Born Dec. 31, 1914, in Braddock. He was the son of the late John and Magdalena (Leech) Sherer. Also preceded in death by his wife, Frances Emily (Whitehead) Sherer. Survived by his loving and forever grateful children, Diane Augusty of Trafford, Carol Martin of Falmouth, Mass., Janice Cerra of Latrobe, Thomas Sherer of Wilbraham, Mass., Jeanne Hines and Deborah DiPerna, both of Walpole, Mass.; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Also survived by two brothers, John Sherer of Rankin and William Sherer of Ford City and the late Francis Sherer, James Sherer, Regina Sherer and Kathleen Clayton. He was a parishioner of St. Anselm Parish of Swissvale. Retired from Union Switch and Signal of Swissvale in 1979 after 41 years of service. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday ONLY at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington Ave., Swissvale. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, Dec. 17, at 10 a.m. at the Word of God Parish, St. Anselm Church, Swissvale. Interment will be held at the Braddock Catholic Cemetery, Braddock Hills.

ROBERT M. STEWART 

Robert M. Stewart, 76, of Mound Street, Monongahela, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, at his home. He was a native of Monongahela, where he was born Dec. 18, 1922, a son of the late William H. and Ann L. Lang Stewart. Mr. Stewart was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of Monongahela, where he served in many capacities, and for many years as the church's investment counselor for its board of trustees and the finance committee. He was a graduate of Monongahela High School and received his degree from Robert Morris College. A veteran of World War II, he served in the weather service for the Army Air Corps and was stationed in Greenland. Mr. Stewart's business career spanned over 50 years in the investment business. He began his work in 1946 with the Pittsburgh firm Moore Leonard and Lynch. Achieving the position of chairman of the board, he was instrumental in the firm's merger in 1978 with Blythe Eastman Dillon. Just a year later, the firm merged with Paine Webber, where Mr. Stewart served as senior vice president of the Pittsburgh office until his death. Well-known for his leadership in the securities industry, during his career he was on the Board of Governors for the National Association of Securities Dealers and the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. Throughout his career he received numerous recognitions and honors, the most recent of which was presented on Dec. 2, 1999, by the Pittsburgh Stock and Bond Association, honoring him for over 50 years of commitment and dedication to the securities industry. As a member of the board of directors of the United Methodist Foundation for over a decade, he served as chairman of the investment committee and later as chairman for four terms. He recently was the recipient of the foundation's prestigious Founders Day Award. He also was a member of the Duquesne Club and the Pittsburgh Stock and Bond Club. Survivors include three nephews, William Stewart of Eighty-Four, Winfield Stewart of Herndon, Va., and James Stewart of Sterling, Va.; six great-nephews; and a great-niece. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Stewart. Friends will be received Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the L.M. FRYE FUNERAL HOME INC., 427 W. Main St., Monongahela. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Hartman officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. 

FLORENCE AGNES (CARASIA) WILLOCHELL

Florence Agnes (Carasia) Willochell, 69, of New Alexandria RD2 (Greenwald), died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, in the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Dec. 11, 1930, in Greenwald, a daughter of the late Felix J. and Rose M. (Yannerella) Carasia. She was a member of the St. Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church, Crabtree, and previously had been employed by the former G.C. Murphy Co. in Greensburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Leo Carasia. She is survived by her husband of nearly 42 years, Leonard John Willochell; two children, Leonard J. and his wife, LuAnne (Bell) Willochell, of Latrobe and Nancy Hughes and her husband, Richard, of Greensburg; two grandsons, Nicholas and Derek Hughes; three sisters, Lena Tenerovich and her husband, Edward, of Latrobe, Rose Savinsky and her husband, Raymond, of Greenwald, and Carm Myers and her husband, Charles, of Latrobe; and three brothers, James Carasia and his wife, Helen, and Carmen and Angelo Carasia, all of Greenwald. Friends will be received at the HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe, Wednesday from 2 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Bartholomew's R.C. Church, Crabtree, with the Rev. Augustine Flood, O.S.B., as celebrant. Interment will be in Calvary Hill Cemetery, near Crabtree.
 

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JOHN A. BAIRD
John A. Baird, 72, of Harrison Park, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, in his home. He was born Feb. 18, 1927, in Arona, a son of the late Nathan A. and Cecelia Morrisson Baird. Prior to his retirement, he was employed for 43 years in the communication and signal department at Conrail in Pitcairn. He was a member of St. Barbara Church in Harrison City, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and a member of the Trafford American Legion Post #331. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, George and Charles Baird; and two sisters, Anne Anthony and Hester Brown. Survived by his wife of 49 years, Magdalen Schneider Baird; a son, John A. Baird Jr. of Kentucky; four daughters, Colleen Moore of Jeannette, Mary Ann Norton of York, Pa., Eileen Zatezalo of Penn Township, and Karen Baric of Trafford; a brother, Al Baird of Level Green; two sisters, Virginia McCune and Idella Richard, both of Florida; and nine grandchildren. Friends will be received at the JAMES E. LINDSAY FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Harrison City, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Barbara Church with the Rev. Robert Lubic as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Barbara Cemetery, Penn Township. Vigil service will be held Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Westmoreland Hospice, 510 W. Otterman St., Greensburg, PA 15601.

TINA BORTAK 

Tina Bortak, 87, of Greenock, formerly of McKeesport, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, in UPMC-McKeesport. She was born June 9, 1912, a daughter of the late George and Lucia Draskovich. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph C. Bortak; and a grandson, Misael ``Brother.'' A homemaker, she was a former member of Sacred Heart Church, McKeesport, and was a lifetime member and past president of Turnsisters in McKeesport. She is survived by two daughters, Donna Miller of Port Vue and Doris Stepanik, with whom she resided; a son, Richard Bortak of Penn Township; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Anna Bach of Port Vue; and nieces and nephews. Visitation Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m. at the WILLIG FUNERAL HOME, 220 Ninth Ave., McKeesport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Holy Trinity Church, McKeesport. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue. 

EDWARD S. BRUCE 

Edward S. Bruce, 76, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, in the Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. He was born Aug. 22, 1923, in Pitcairn, a son of the late Andrew and Mary Guy Bruce. He was a retired employee of U.S. Steel National Tube Works, McKeesport. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army, and a member of VFW Post 781, Irwin. He was a member of the Youghiogheny Lodge No. 583 F&AM. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Minerva L. Williams Bruce, in April 1999; a son, Charles Bruce, in 1979; a sister, Hazel Bradley; and a brother, George Bruce. He is survived by two sons, James D. Bruce at home and Richard L. Bruce of Irwin; and four grandchildren. Friends will be received at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Russell G. Martin Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. 

CLAUDIA JEAN (PRICE) CHISHOLM 

Claudia Jean (Price) Chisholm, 79, on Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, at her daughter's home in Lower Burrell, where she was being cared for. Beloved wife of 56 years to William J. Chisholm of Avalon. Also, survived by loving children, David E. Chisholm and his fiancee, Dolores, of McCandless, William W. Chisholm and his wife, Sharon, of Slate Lick, Robert J. Chisholm and his wife, Carol, of Ross Township and Betty Claire Mulhall and her husband, Joseph, of Lower Burrell; a sister, Claire Gould of Bellevue; also, 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; and a sister. She was a member of North Hills Chapter #526 O.E.S. and AARP Chapter #1630, Bellevue. Memorials are suggested to the Forest Avenue Presbyterian Church, 898 Forest Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15202, where Mrs. Chisholm had been a member for over 60 years. Friends invited Tuesday and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 in the ORION C. PINKERTON FUNERAL HOME INC., A Golden Rule Member Firm, 1014 California Ave., Avalon, North Boroughs, where funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 11. Interment will be in Union Dale Cemetery, North Side. 

MAXWELL STEPHEN FALATOVICH

Maxwell Stephen Falatovich, infant son of Stephen and Michelle Brown Falatovich of Jeannette, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, in Magee-Women's Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Nov. 26, 1999, in Pittsburgh. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his twin sister, Mallorie Lynne Falatovich; paternal grandmother, Rosalee Falatovich of Jeannette; maternal grandparents, Linda Szymoniak and her husband, Walter, of Penn Hills and Irving Brown and his wife, Mai, of Lower Burrell; maternal great-grandmothers, Louise Brown of Smethport and Alice Roberts of Ellenton, Fla.; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. There will be no public viewing or visitation periods. Services and interment will be private. MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., Jeannette, in charge of arrangements.

JOHN F. FETSKO SR. 

John F. Fetsko Sr., 78, of Jeannette, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, in Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. He was born May 14, 1921, in New Castle, a son of the late John and Mary Hughes Fetsko. He was a member of Ascension Church, Jeannette; a life member and past Exalted Ruler of B.P.O.E. #486, Jeannette, where he served as a trustee; a member of Elliott Retirees; and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Elliott Co. of Jeannette. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty J. Mullen Fetsko, in 1985; a brother, Joseph Fetsko; and a sister, Joan Geiger. Surviving are three sons, John F. Fetsko Jr. and wife, Cheryl, of Jeannette, Robert J. Fetsko and wife, Margaret, of Blairsville, and Don Alan Fetsko at home; five sisters, Marie Lunn of Irwin, Ella Mae Garvas of Jeannette, Ruth Ann Perkins and husband, Benjamin, Betty Jean Sinclair, and Patty Jean Vicelli and husband, Jack, all of Irwin; two grandchildren, William Simpson and wife, Julie, of Slippery Rock and Shelly Croushore of Homer City; three great-grandchildren, Marissa, Courtney, and Elizabeth Croushore; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in Ascension Church, Jeannette. Interment will follow in Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. B.P.O.E. #486 will hold services Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. 

WILLIAM L. GEBERT 

William L. Gebert, 57, of North Huntingdon, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, at his home. He was born Dec. 18, 1941, in Braddock, a son of the late Samuel and Alice Gebert Rainey. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a machinist for the Elliott Co. of Jeannette. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Italian Miners Society of Hahntown, the Herminie Sportsman's Club, a social member of the Fairmont-Hahntown Volunteer Fire Department and the American Legion of White Oak Post 701. Surviving are his wife, Judy Brannigan Gebert; a daughter, Laura Bernard and her husband, Daniel, of Savannah, Ga.; mother-in-law, Ange Brannigan of North Huntingdon; two sisters-in-law; a brother-in-law; several nieces and nephews; and an aunt, Sara Dymsia and her husband, Joe, of North Huntingdon. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., Fifth and Oak streets, Irwin, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held Thursday at 1O a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Huntingdon. 

JENNIE R. GEIGER 

Jennie R. Geiger, 81, of Jeannette, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, in Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan. 1, 1918, in Greenwald, Pa., a daughter of the late Vincenzo and Angeline Capola Aurigema. A member of the Ascension Church, Jeannette, she was also a member of the Ascension Senior Citizens and the Jeannette Senior Citizens. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the former Adams House and the former A&P. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank C. Geiger, in 1973; a brother, Anthony Aurigema; and a sister, Betty Meniruio. Surviving are a son, Frank C. Geiger III of Penn Township; two daughters, Linda Geiger of Irwin and Nancy Burns Geiger of Level Green; a brother, Carmen Aurigema of Florida; three sisters, Nancy Schell of Florida, Lena Oeath of California, and Mary Faulk of Murrysville; four grandchildren, Tami Burns of Florida, Kami Burns of Greensburg, Andrea and Michael Geiger, both of Harrison City; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in Ascension Church, Jeannette. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. The Ascension Senior Citizens will pray the rosary Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in the funeral home. 

LOUELLA W. GILKEY 

Louella W. Gilkey, 92, of North Braddock, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, in Indian Haven, Indiana, Pa. She was born June 8, 1907, in North Braddock, a daughter of Edward and Martha (Bloom) Hensel. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, North Braddock. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Henry Edward Gilkey. Survived by two daughters, Louann Wainwright of Delmont and Lila Williams of Commodore RD1; and four grandchildren. No viewing or funeral services. Committal services Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the chapel of the Penn-Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, North Huntingdon, with the Rev. David D. Wilson Jr. officiating. Arrangements in charge of the WAYNE W. PIFER FUNERAL HOME, Punxsutawney. 

RITA H. GUZY 

Rita H. Guzy, 68, of Dunbar, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. She was born Aug. 10, 1931, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Merill and Lula Carnes McFadden. She was Methodist by faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Bryner and Audrey Reese; a grandson, Brenan Leapline; and a granddaughter, Kimberly Leapline. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Joseph Guzy; two sons, Kenneth S. Gerhard of Pittsburgh and Joseph M. Guzy and wife, Crystal, of Mt. Pleasant; three daughters, Barbara Conn and husband, William, of Vanderbilt, Marilyn Zies and husband, Jack, of Acme and Doll Ulery and husband, Jerry, of Normalville; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two brothers, Merill McFadden and wife, Mary, of Scottdale and Melvin McFadden and wife, Diane, of Pennsville; and five sisters, Roberta Ritenour of Pittsburgh, Marge Hardy and husband, William, of Dunbar, Martha Stoner and husband, Earl, of Connellsville, Patty Geary and husband, Jim, of Ohio, and Sandy McWilliams and husband, Robert, of Pennsville. Visitation and interment will be private. Arrangements by the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Mt. Pleasant. 

LUCY JULIE HAMROCK

Lucy Julie DeRosa Hamrock, 62, of Scottdale, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. Lucy's family will receive friends in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale, with the Rev. Emil S. Payer as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Parish Cemetery, Scottdale. A parish rosary will be recited at 2 p.m., and a parish wake service will be held at 7 p.m., both on Wednesday, in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 700, Pittsburgh, PA 15235, in loving memory of Lucy Julie Hamrock.

WILLIAM J. HARROLD 

William J. Harrold, 80, of Greensburg, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, in the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Jan. 21, 1919, in Greensburg, a son of the late Emery and Esther (Barras) Harrold. He had been employed for 25 years at Silvis Dairy Farms and later had been the owner and operator of Harrold's Exxon until his retirement. He was a member of Harrold's Zion Lutheran Church, a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the 83rd Infantry Division. He was a charter member of the Fort Allen Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the Teamsters Local #30, Jeannette, the Antique Automobile Club of America, the VFW Post 33, Greensburg, and the American Legion Post 981 of South Greensburg. He was a former member of the Western Regional Antique Car Club, the Coke Regional Antique Car Club, and the Packard Car Club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Blanche M. Saxton Harrold, on Aug. 15, 1994; a daughter, Linda Gail Harrold; and a sister, Isabelle Fink. Survived by a son, William J. and his wife, Susan Harrold, of Scottdale; a daughter, Jean Bussard of Greensburg; four grandchildren, Tracy and her husband, Michael Hutchinson, of Greensburg, Jennifer Holsopple of Greensburg, Lisa and her husband, Jeff Orischak, of New Stanton, and William B. Harrold of New Stanton; two great-grandsons, Cameron Hutchinson and Noah Orischak; two brothers, Robert and his wife, Donna Harrold, of Akron, Ohio and Emery and his wife, Vada Harrold, of Rockwood, Pa.; two sisters, Helen Woodman of Arkansas and Sue and her husband, Robert Baird, of Mt. Pleasant; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Jean Kubenic of Greensburg. 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. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home Thursday at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Robert A. Free officiating. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park with full military honors accorded by the VFW Post 33 Honor Guard, Greensburg. Family suggests memorial contributions to the Harrold Zion Lutheran Church, Greensburg RD6, PA 15601. 

ROBERT L. LONG

Robert L. Long, 82, of Bessemer Road, Mt. Pleasant, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, in Scottdale Manor Rehabilitation Center, following a lingering illness. Robert's family will receive friends in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Wednesday from 1 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. David Shivley officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville, with full military honors accorded at the chapel by the Mt. Pleasant American Legion Post 446.

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. 

GAIL E. NICELY

Gail E. Nicely, 74, of Ligonier, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, in Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born April 25, 1925, in Ligonier Township, a daughter of the late Walter and Minerva Miller Nicely. She was a member of St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ligonier, and a member and past Matron of Fort Ligonier Chapter #349 O.E.S. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Terry Nicely; and a brother, Thomas E. Nicely. Gail is survived by her husband of 53 years, Glenn C. Nicely; three children, Elaine and her husband, Lee McKlveen, and Linda and her husband, Eugene Carlson, all of Ligonier, and a son, Bruce and his wife, Pat Nicely, of Nashville, Tenn.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC. & CREMATORY, Bell and East Church streets, Ligonier, Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ligonier, with the Rev. William M. Oesterlin and the Rev. David von Schlichten co-officiating. EVERYONE PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH. Interment will be in Ligonier Valley Cemetery. Helen H. Snyder, funeral director.

WILLIAM C. SIMMS 

William C. Simms, 71, of Derry, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, in Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born Oct. 26, 1928, in Lockport, a son of the late Jesse and Mary Gill Simms. A retired employee of Vulcan Mold and Iron Co., Latrobe, he had been a Pennsylvania hunting and trapping instructor and a bus driver for Mark Lines for 22 years. He was a member of St. Vincent Parish, the Kingston Vets and Sportsmen's Association, Possum Hollow Club, Baggaley Fire Hall, Hostetter Club, Derry Ukrainian Society, the Rod and Gun Club, Westmoreland County Federation of Sportsmen's Club, and the Westmoreland County Sheriff's Association. He was also a social member of Derry American Legion Post #324 and VFW Post #444. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Jeannine Hough Simms; his second wife, Elizabeth Matuszky Simms; a son, Patrick A. Simms; and several brothers and sisters. Bill is survived by five sons, Carl and Bonnie Simms of New Derry, Harold and Lorraine Simms of Kingston, Gary and Marcia and Michael and Susan Simms, all of Derry, and Robert Matusky of Baggaley; three daughters, Sharon and Robert Forney of Latrobe, Melanie and John Pearce of New Alexandria, and Susan Matusky of Baggaley; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six brothers, Paul of Latrobe, Frank of Hillside, Dale of Kingston, Wayne of Mt. Pleasant, Ron of Greensburg, and Dennis of New Alexandria; four sisters, Mrs. Charles (Yvonne ``Cook'') Kelly of Latrobe, Mrs. Michael (Ila) Wassil and Gloria Simms, all of Whitney, and Mrs. Robert (Patricia) Riffle of Derry. Family will receive friends in the MICHAEL J. QUINLISK FUNERAL HOME INC., 548 N. Chestnut St., Derry, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Vincent Basilica with the Rev. Frank Ziemkiewicz, O.S.B., as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Vincent Cemetery. 

EVA GELET ULERY

Eva Gelet Ulery, 85, of North Huntingdon, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, in Baldock Health Care Centre, North Huntingdon. She was born Oct. 20, 1914, in Brinkerton, Pa., a daughter of the late Thomas and Julia Pinchot Gelet. She was a member of the Norwin Christian Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Ulery; three brothers, Charles, Harry, and Richard Gelet; and a sister, Mary Fulmer. She is survived by two sons, Ron W. Ulery of North Huntingdon and Charles Thomas Ulery of Port Vue; a daughter, Virginia Lee Esasky of North Huntingdon; three brothers, Andrew Gelet of Wyano, Pa., Daniel Gelet of Champion, Ohio, and John Gelet of Glassport; a sister, Julia Christner of Acme; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Friends were received at the SHIRLEY-KUKICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Clay Pike, Circleville, North Huntingdon, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dan Kaser officiating, followed by private interment in Jefferson Memorial Park.


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