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CLIFFORD G. BENSON

Clifford G. Benson, 90, of Greensburg, formerly of Latrobe, died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, in the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Dec. 12, 1909, in Chicago, Ill., a son of the late George and Judith (Anderson) Benson. Mr. Benson was a graduate of Northwestern University. Prior to his retirement, he was employed in sales by the C.J. West Co., which was headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. He was a veteran of World War II, having served as a captain in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Latrobe, where he sang in the choir, and was also a member of the B.P.O.E. #907 in Latrobe, where he enjoyed his favorite pastime, the game of golf. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys E. (Dietz) Benson, in 1991; and three brothers, Everett, Raymond and Wesley Benson. He is survived by two sons, Clifford G. Benson Jr. and his wife, Cheryl, of Sewickley and Robert A. Benson of Crafton; three grandsons, Matthew, Gregory and Paul Benson; and two brothers, George Benson of St. Louis, Mo., and Eugene Benson of the state of California. Friends will be received at the HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe, Sunday from noon until 4 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Latrobe, with the church pastors officiating. Interment will follow in Unity Cemetery, Unity Township. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church, 331 Weldon St., Latrobe, PA 15650.

EDWARD J. DOMINICK

Edward J. Dominick, 68, of Jeannette, died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, at his home. He was born July 9, 1931, in Crabtree, a son of the late Charles H. and Nellie K. Keller Dominick. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Gen Corp for 42 years. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, Jeannette, and its Holy Name Society; a 30-year member of Knights of Columbus Council 1222, Jeannette; a social member of the Crabtree Volunteer Fire Department and Jeannette American Legion Post 344; vice president of the Seneca Club, Jeannette; the Jeannette Chapter of AARP; and the Democratic Club of Westmoreland County. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict, having served in the U.S. Army. An avid golfer, he was past president of the Jeannette K. of C. Golf League and was a member of the Mt. Odin Golf Association. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles L. Dominick; and an infant sister, Martha. Surviving are his wife of 4l years, Elizabeth ``Betty'' Crouse Dominick; four brothers, Anthony R. Dominick of Hannastown, Raymond A. Dominick of Greensburg, Richard J. Dominick and wife, Jean, of Latrobe and Lawrence E. Dominick and wife, Lia, of Hannastown; two sisters, Tillie Monstrola of Jeannette and Betty Maruca of SlickvilIe; and several nieces and nephews. 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 JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church. Entombment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park Mausoleum, Delmont, with military honors accorded by the Jeannette Combined Veterans. The K. of C. will hold services Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. The Jeannette Combined Veterans will hold services Monday at 8 p.m. in the funeral home. The Holy Name Society will pray the rosary Monday at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

FLORENCE L. FIORINI

Florence L. ``Pounce'' Fiorini, 78, of Latrobe, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999, in the Homestead Private Care Center, Loyalhanna. She was born June 21, 1921, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late John and Laura Boring Tranquilla. She was a member of the Latrobe United Methodist Church, and a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Although never employed outside the home, she was a volunteer in her church, scouting and Masonic organizations. During World War II, she was active on the home front: she was the best bandage roller in Latrobe and recruited many others to help in the effort. She enjoyed activities such as ceramics, china painting, home decorating and being with her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Edward, Paul and Jack Tranquilla; and a sister, Virginia Pavone. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Marshall E. Fiorini; a son, Kevin Fiorini and his wife, Linda, of Wytheville, Va.; two daughters, Marsha Landsbaugh and her husband, Charles, of Pittsburgh, and Tina Bruns and her husband, Robert ``Greg,'' of Pittsburgh; six sisters, Alice Adams of Latrobe, Vinnie Heming of Ligonier, Rosie McClain of Robinson, Edna Blumeier of Amherst, Ohio, Dorothy Butler of Latrobe, and Gladys Fiorini of Loyalhanna; six grandchildren; and two great-grandsons. Friends will be received Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. Service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Aimee W. Twigg officiating. Interment Unity Cemetery, Unity Township. The Order of Eastern Star will hold services at 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Latrobe United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer's Association.

ROSE FRONZAGLIO

Rose Fronzaglio, 79, of Donora, died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, in Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. She was born Feb. 13, 1920, in Calabria, Italy, the daughter of the late Frank and Filomena Prestia. Mrs. Fronzaglio was a retired production line employee of the Corning Glass Works. She was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish in Donora. Survivors include her two daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Blaine Martin of Donora and Elaine and James White of Camp Hill; a son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Barb Fronzaglio of Carroll Township; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Albert ``Ziggy'' Fronzaglio; two brothers, Vincent and Dominic Prestia; and a grandson, Christopher Charles. Friends will be received Sunday and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the ANTHONY L. MASSAFRA FUNERAL HOME, 40 Second St. Extension, Carroll Township/Donora. A blessing service will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the St. Philip Site of Our Lady of the Valley Parish, Donora, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. David J. Kriss as celebrant. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

GLADYS C. METCALF

Gladys C. Metcalf, 86, of Mt. Pleasant RD5, formerly of Connellsville, died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Nov. 1, 1913, in Bullskin Township, the daughter of the late Norman and Zettie Whipkey Lilly. She was a member of the Mt. Olive Evangelical Church of North America, and a charter member of the Bullskin Township Senior Citizens. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Metcalf, on Dec. 30, 1998. She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Moore and husband, Robert, of DeBary, Fla., and Wanita Miller and husband, Daniel, of Mt. Pleasant RD5; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, Norvelt, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Patton officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Sandra L. Hoffer, funeral director.

FRANK V. MOZINA

Frank V. Mozina, 92, of Plum, on Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999. Beloved husband of Antoinette (Peternel) Mozina for 68 years. Dear father of Grace Cardinale of Plum and Frank V. Mozina Jr. of Bedford, Texas. Brother of Frances Kuchna of Plum. Also six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may call at GENE VAN HORN'S MONROEVILLE GOLDEN RULE FUNERAL HOME, Beatty Road and Route 48 North, Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, in Plum, Monday at 10 a.m.

JOSEPHINE M. OROUKIN

Josephine M. Oroukin, 78, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999, in The Medical Center of Beaver County. She was born Aug. 14, 1921, in Braddock, the daughter of the late Frederick and Carmella Barbarino Mielo. She was previously employed as a bookkeeper by Kmart in North Versailles, with 13 years of service. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church and its Christian Mothers group, and the North Huntingdon Township Democratic Club, where she served as a committeewoman. She was a singer and dancer at White Barn Theatre and also sang in the chorus of the Pittsburgh Opera. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Anthony Mielo. She is survived by her husband, William S. Oroukin; three daughters, Maj. Rebecca Oroukin of Charleston, S.C., Mrs. Francis H. (Cynthia) Stablow of New Brighton and Pamela Malus of Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, Frederick Mielo of Forest Hills; and a grandson, Daniel. Friends will be received at the SHIRLEY-KUKICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Clay Pike, Circleville, North Huntingdon, Sunday 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. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon. Interment will be private in Braddock Catholic Cemetery.

REX A. PITTENGER, M.D.

Rex A. Pittenger, M.D., of McCandless Township, on Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999. Beloved husband of Elizabeth J. Pittenger. Father of Patricia Cornelius, Margaret ``Peg'' Toralti, Barbara Griglak Griffith, Martha J., John D. and Richard E. Pittenger. Also survived by a brother, Robert E. Pittenger, M.D.; and nine grandchildren. THERE WILL BE NO VISITATION. A memorial service will be held Monday evening at 7:30 in Salem United Methodist Church, Wexford. Family suggests memorial contributions to the Rebos House, 5424 Second Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15207, or to the American Heart Association. Arrangements by GEORGE A. THOMA FUNERAL HOME INC., Wexford.

EDWARD M. PRISELAC

Edward M. Priselac, 85, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999, in Jeannette. He was born April 6, 1914, in Brownsville, a son of the late Matthew and Anna (Sadler) Priselac. He was employed as a car inspector for the P&LE Railroad. He was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 45, Pittsburgh; was an avid flying enthusiast and had his private pilot's license; and was an accomplished musician, playing in his own band as well as others throughout the years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth (Dixon) Priselac; and two brothers, Albert and William Priselac. He is survived by a son, Paul Priselac (wife, Paulette) of Pittsburgh; two daughters, Patricia Filoni (husband, Albert) of Mt. Lebanon and Linda Schultz of North Huntingdon; a sister, Anna Braum of California, Pa.; and five grandchildren, Michael and David Filoni, Ryan and Ashley Priselac, and Jared Schultz. Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the VINCENT V. RODGERS FUNERAL HOME, 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin, where a private funeral service will be held Monday with the Rev. Joseph M. Kim officiating. Interment Irwin Union Cemetery.

MARY R. SHARON

Mary R. Sharon, 89, a six-year resident of Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant, formerly of Slickville, died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999. She was born Sept. 20, 1910, in Slickville, a daughter of the late Michael and Anna Zerebnick. She was a member of the Holy Ghost Orthodox Church, Slickville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Sharon Jr.; and two sons, Teddy and Charles E. Sharon. She was the loving mother of William J. Sharon and wife, Hazel, of Greensburg RD2, and Donald A. Sharon and wife, Lois, of Greensburg; many grandchildren; many, many great-grandchildren; two brothers, John Zerebnick of Slickville and Frank Zerebnick of Churchill; and four sisters, Stella Rossi, Agnes Rossi, Katherine Debich and Julie Debich, all of Avonmore. Friends will be received at the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, Norvelt, Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. Divine Liturgy will be held Monday at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m., and continues at the Holy Ghost Orthodox Church, Slickville, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Father Robert Popichak officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Cemetery. Parastas service at the funeral home Sunday at 7 p.m. Sandra L. Hoffer, funeral director.

CLEMENTINE R. VITALE VELLA

Clementine R. Vitale Vella, 85, of Latrobe RD5, died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, at I.H.S. at Mountain View, Unity Township. She was born Feb. 25, 1914, in Bradenville, a daughter of the late Costantino and Saveria Montegno Vitali. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Vella, in 1988; five sisters, Anna Rich, Clara and Angeline Vitale, Jane Wagner and Helen Unferdorfer; and two brothers, Nunzio A. and Amedio V. ``Oscar'' Vitale. Clementine is survived by a son, Robert Vella at home; a daughter, Ms. Mary McAfee of Latrobe; two grandchildren, Douglas McAfee and his wife, Tina, and Deborah and her husband, Jeffrey Batsa; two great-grandchildren, Brett Batsa and Tommy Bogle; four brothers, Amerigo Vitale of New Kensington, Anzelmo and John Vitale, both of Bradenville, and Elio Vitale of Latrobe; three sisters, Lucy DiMinno of Pittsburgh, Ernestine Valek of Greensburg and Carolyn Diberardine of Crabtree; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the MICHAEL J. QUINLISK FUNERAL HOME INC., 548 N. Chestnut St., Derry. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. Rose Roman Catholic Church, Bradenville, with the Rev. William P. Donahue as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Rose Cemetery.

CHARLES E. WADSWORTH

Charles E. ``Woody'' Wadsworth, 67, of Wyano, died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, at home. He was born Jan. 28, 1932, in Bullskin Township, a son of the late Jay and Elva Wingrove Wadsworth. He retired from Swank Construction with 30 years of service. He was a member of Operating Engineers Local 66. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Dolores (Harbaugh) Wadsworth; six children, Sandra, Sally, Charles, James, Shelly and Jason; 14 grandchildren, Michael, Dawn, Lee, Scott, Ivan, Charles, Aurielle, Stefanie, Robin, Dolores, Daylene, Caitlin, Jacob and Nicholas; four great-grandchildren, Aaron, Caleb, Kyle and Sarah; and a sister, Evelyn Miller. Friends will be received at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., West Newton, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home Monday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Kenneth Bossart officiating. Interment in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg.

EARL PAUL WILSON

Earl Paul Wilson, 57, of Trafford, formerly of Pitcairn, died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999. Husband of Martha A. (Tomasic) Wilson; and brother of Mary Lou Cain of McKeesport. Paul was a life member of Pitcairn Fire Co. #1 and an active member of Larimer #2 V.F.D. Friends received Saturday and Sunday 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 Monday at 10 a.m.

RALPH E. BACHA
Ralph E. Bacha, 78, of White Oak, on Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999. Born Dec. 3, 1921, in McKeesport, a son of the late Andrew and Mary Matthew Bacha. He was a retired structural engineer for Bethlehem Steel, and a memorialist and owner of Bacha Memorials in White Oak. He was a member of St. Martin de Porres Parish. Also, he was a member of the American Legion, White Oak Post 701; the Knights of Columbus, McKeesport Council #955; the Jednota; #2911 Versailles Club; and the Holy Trinity and Christy Park Seniors. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Anna T. Sorokach Bacha; and brothers, Andrew E. Bacha Jr. and Fred V. Bacha. Survived by his wife, Pauline M. Brodnansky Bacha; two sons, Ralph L. Bacha of New York and Raymond R. Bacha of Hutchinson, Pa.; and a stepson, Robert F. Durante of Trafford. Also surviving are his granddaughter; a sister-in-law, Mary A. Bunda of North Huntingdon; and 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 JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Worship Site, McKeesport. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.

MARY ANN BAUM

Mary Ann Baum, 79, of Loyalhanna, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Sept. 27, 1920, in Loyalhanna, a daughter of the late John and Ida Shabella Pynos. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Latrobe, and of the C.S.A. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph E. Baum; five brothers, Theodore, Stanley, Pete, Joseph and John Pynos; and a sister, Ann Mosso. Survivors include a son, David J. Baum and his wife, Kathy, of Latrobe; a daughter, Janice Mania and her husband, John, of Greensburg; a stepson, James Baum of Florida; a sister, Betty Tamer of Latrobe; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church with the Trinity clergy officiating. Interment Unity Cemetery, Unity Township.

NELLIE P. BRENNAN

Nellie P. Brennan, 84, of Murrysville, died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999. She was born Oct. 13, 1915, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Edward and Harriet Earnest Bergstresser. She was preceded in death by her husband, James K. Brennan, in 1991. She is survived by a daughter, Judy Cupps and her husband, Ronald, of Murrysville; a son, Ronald Brennan and his wife, Mary, of New Kensington; three grandchildren, Randy, Susan and Jill; five great- grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a brother, Charles Bergstresser of Cranberry; and a sister, Lillian Bergstresser of Oakmont. Visitation Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JOHN T. HART FUNERAL HOME, Murrysville. A service will be held in the funeral home Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. James R. Wagner officiating. Interment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.

MARY V. (WOZAR) GUZIK

Mary V. (Wozar) Guzik, 91, formerly of Wall and Liberty Borough, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999. Wife of the late Joseph Guzik Sr. Beloved mother of Walter J. ``Sonny'' (Betty), William R. ``Bill'' (Dorothy), and Joseph J. (Sally) Guzik. Sister of the late Barbara ``Bertha'' Chmieleski and Elizabeth ``Betty'' Betz. Also, nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four nephews. Friends received at the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass in St. Jude the Apostle Church Tuesday at 10 a.m.

ANNA C. KELLY KENNELTY

Anna C. Kelly Kennelty, 67, of Manor, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999, in West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born July 6, 1932, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late James F. Sr. and Annie Ansenberger Kelly. She was a secretary, a former employee at Westinghouse Homewood Division, Helm's Express, and the Baldock Health Care Centre. She was a member of St. Barbara's Church, Harrison City; a life member and former president of the Ladies Auxiliary Post 472, Manor; Young at Heart, St. Barbara's Church; and the Jeannette Women's Card Club. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary J. Grabowski. Survivors include her husband, Lee D. Kennelty; a son, Kevin Kennelty and wife, Tammi, of Penn; two daughters, Kara L. DeNezza and husband, Sean, of Manor and Kim Schaefer and husband, Jeff, of Rio Rancho, N.M.; a brother, James F. Kelly Jr. of Wexford; five grandchildren, Jesse Roskosky, Ryan Schaefer, Kilie Schaefer, Richard Walker and Daniel Walker. 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 VINCENT V. RODGERS FUNERAL HOME, 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Barbara Church, Harrison City. Interment Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Vigil service will be held Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

ANNA CATHERINE LARSON

Anna Catherine Larson, 84, of Greensburg RD6, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999, in the Weatherwood Manor, Greensburg. She was born April 12, 1915, in Hempfield Township, a daughter of the late Eroy U. and Ersie Weaver Poole. She was a member of the First Reformed United Church of Christ in Greensburg. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by three brothers, Earl M. Poole, Eroy U. Poole Jr., and Glenn B. Poole. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, William G. Larson; a son, Lars Eric Larson of Jones Mills; a grandson, Zachary M. Larson of Greensburg; and three sisters, Dorothy M. Coughenour and her husband, Gene, of New Stanton, Ersie Marie Morris of Greensburg, and Gayle W. Blansett and her husband, Harry, of Greensburg. Friends will be received at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held in the funeral home Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Edwin J. Fromm officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillview Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorials may be placed with the First Reformed United Church of Christ, Third Street at Maple Avenue, Greensburg.

AUDREY JEAN (WILLIAMS) REID

Audrey Jean (Williams) Reid, 77, of Bellevue, formerly of Fair Oaks, on Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999, at UPMC-Passavant. Preceded in death by her husband, George Robert Reid; her father, Arthur Williams; her mother, Margaret Woods Stepp; and her stepfather, Jack Stepp. She is survived by loving children, Marilyn L. Dobias and her husband, Paul, of Ohio Township and John A. Reid and his wife, Marti, of McCandless; grandchildren, Paul George, Daniel Robert and Michelle Rae Dobias, all of Ohio Township, and Christian John and Amanda Elizabeth Reid of McCandless; a brother, Arthur Williams of New York; and a sister, Lucille Osbourne of Clairton. Mrs. Reid was retired from Rochester Hospital, where she had been a food service supervisor. Friends invited Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 1 p.m. at the ORION C. PINKERTON FUNERAL HOME INC., A Golden Rule Member Firm, 1014 California Ave., Avalon (North Boroughs). Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, McKees Rocks.

VIRGINIA GAYLE SUTER RUSSELL

Virginia Gayle Suter Russell, 72, formerly of Ruffsdale, passed away Saturday morning, Dec. 18, 1999, in the Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, N.J. Family and friends will be received at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, (724) 887-5300, Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Sherry Miller, pastor of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Mt. Pleasant, officiating. Graveside committal services and interment will follow in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Tarrs. Additional obituary information will be published in tomorrow's edition.

JOHN C. STEWART

John C. Stewart, 81, of Avalon, on Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999. Beloved husband of 54 years to Dolores Walliser Stewart. Also, survived by loving children, Sharon K. Schurman of McCandless, Kenneth J. Stewart and his wife, Sallie, of Hudson, Ohio, and Janet E. Stewart of Avalon; grandsons, Jason B. Stewart, Matthew R. Stewart and J. Todd Schurman; great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Allison Stewart; and his dog, Katie. Mr. Stewart was retired from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, having held positions in both the Department of Public Welfare and the Liquor Control Board. Earlier in his life, he had been a professional photographer in the J&L Steel Research Lab. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in the European Theater. He was a member and past master of Avalon Lodge #657 F&AM. Masonic services Tuesday at 7 p.m. He was a volunteer at the Bellevue site for Meals-on-Wheels and the Department of Aging. He had been a longtime member of the Mellwood United Presbyterian Church and more recently, the Greenstone United Methodist Church. Friends invited Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m. 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 Wednesday at 10 a.m. Private interment in Mt. Royal Cemetery, Shaler Township.

GEORGE ANDERSON WOODS JR.

George Anderson Woods Jr., 45, of Greensburg, died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, at his home. He was born Nov. 14, 1954, in Pittsburgh, a son of Geraldine Brown Woods of Greensburg and the late George Anderson Woods Sr. He was a member of the Church of God and Christ, Pittsburgh, and a graduate of South Hills High School, class of 1972. In addition to his father, who died in 1988, he was preceded in death by his grandparents. He leaves behind his mother, Geraldine Brown Woods of Greensburg; three brothers, David Johnson and Ulysses Johnson, both of Greensburg, and Douglas Woods of Jeannette; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. George was loved by all his family and friends. Relatives and friends will be received at the First Antioch Baptist Church, 726 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, Monday from 5 to 9 p.m., where a funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Clair Cemetery, 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.

WILLIAM YAKSIC

William ``Bill'' Yaksic, 67, of Southwest, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999, at IHS at Mountain View, Unity Township. He was born at Southwest, Mt. Pleasant Township, Oct. 23, 1932, a son of the late John Sr. and Mary Manula Yaksic. He was a member of the Holy Ascension Serbian Orthodox Church of Youngwood. He was a graduate of the former Hurst High School and prior to retirement, was employed as a millwright for Westinghouse Airbrake (WABCO) at Wilmerding. Bill is survived by his brother, Michael Yaksic of Southwest; five sisters, Martha Yaksic and Elizabeth Yaksic, both of Southwest, Sophie Zagar and husband, Robert, of Greensburg, Mary Skerlec and husband, Roderick, of Ruffsdale, and Blanche Kabaci and husband, Steve, of Southwest; two nephews, Shawn Zagar and Rick Skerlec and four nieces, Sherry Stokes, Darleen Morelli, Lori Martin and Kimberly Kabaci; a great-niece, Holly Stokes; and several cousins. Bill was predeceased by five brothers, George, in 1982, Peter, in 1985, John Jr., in 1989, Joseph, in 1991, and Theodore, in 1993. Friends will be received in the JAY B. PETERSON FUNERAL HOME, Depot and North Fifth streets, Youngwood, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, followed by funeral service at 10 a.m. at the Holy Ascension Serbian Orthodox Church, Youngwood, with the Very Rev. Father Adam Yonitch Jr. in charge of the service. Interment will follow in Holy Ascension Serbian Orthodox Cemetery, Youngwood. A Pomen will be sung in the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Eugene G. Saloom, funeral director, in charge.


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