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|TIMOTHY W. BEALE
Timothy W. Beale, 32, of State College, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999, in Centre Community Hospital, State College. He was born March 20, 1967, in Meadville, a son of John Beale of Boston, Mass., and Linda Bowden Ailes of Pittsburgh. He is survived by his wife, Amy E. Metz Beale, of State College, whom he married Oct. 25, 1997; and a brother, Jonathan Beale, of Minneapolis, Minn. Mr. Beale was a 1985 graduate of Franklin Regional High School, Murrysville, and attended Penn State University. He was the manager of Chili's Bar and Grille in State College. He was a member of the Delta Delta Chapter of the Sigma Nu Fraternity. Visitation private at the convenience of the family. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 8, 2000, at 1 p.m. in the Towson United Methodist Church, 501 Hampton Lane, Towson, Md., with the Rev. Dr. Stephen Rettenmayer and the Rev. Judy Emerson co-officiating. Contributions may be made in memory of Timothy Beale to the Centre Community Hospital Development Office, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College, PA 16803. Arrangements under the direction of the KOCH FUNERAL HOME, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College, PA 16801.
RONALD W. COLE
Ronald W. Cole, 53, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999. He was born Aug. 15, 1946, in Greensburg, a son of the late William H. and Dorothy T. (Saxton) Cole. He was a loan consultant at Household Finance of Monroeville and a member of L.O.O.M. of Irwin. He is survived by his wife, Sandra (Elliott) Cole; three sons, William Cole and wife, Jamie, of Westmoreland City, Donald Cole and wife, Sheri, of North Huntingdon, and Michael Cole and wife, Kelli, of West Newton; a daughter, Christine Repicky and husband, Craig, of Connellsville; a brother, Richard Cole of Greensburg; two sisters, Patricia DeVone of Derry, N.H., and Connie Peters of Hagerstown, Md.; and 12 grandchildren. Friends will be received at the VINCENT V. RODGERS FUNERAL HOME, 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Kenneth Bossart officiating. Interment Westmoreland Memorial Park.
RONALD D. DVORCAK SR.
Ronald D. ``Butch'' Dvorcak Sr., 57, of Hunker RD1, died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, in Monroeville. He was born Sept. 16, 1942, in Standard Shaft, a son of the late John W. and Ersie E. King Dvorcak. He was employed by Fisher Pontiac of Export. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Cunningham Dvorcak; a son, Ronald D. Dvorcak Jr. of Greensburg; a daughter, Mrs. Kevin (Pam) Rafferty of Mt. Pleasant; a sister, Mrs. William (Bonnie) Shaneyfelt of New Stanton; aunt, Ella Mae Johnson of Mt. Pleasant, and an uncle and aunt, George and Catherine King of Mt. Pleasant; and three grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert J. and Thomas G. Dvorcak. Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood, where a funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with Dr. Rev. Dale L. Porterfield officiating.
Annalee Flack, 75, of Latrobe, died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, in IHS at Mountain View. She was born Aug. 29, 1924, in Derry, the daughter of the late Harry F. and Irma (Merritt) Fenneman. Prior to her retirement, Annalee was the treasurer/manager for the Vasco Federal Credit Union in Latrobe. She was a member of the Latrobe United Methodist Church and the B.P.O.E. #907 Auxiliary. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl and Glenn Fenneman. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, W. Milton Flack; her son, Terry L. Flack and his wife, Deborah, of Latrobe; four grandchildren, Katie, Kelly, Timothy and Ashley Flack; and her sister-in-law, Grace Dibb and her husband, Philip, of Jamestown, N.Y. Friends will be received at the HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with her pastor, the Rev. Aimee W. Twigg, officiating. Interment will follow in Unity Cemetery, Unity Township.
CLYDE GEORGE FUNK
Clyde George Funk, 85, of Pittsburgh, on Monday, Dec. 20, 1999. Beloved husband of Rita M. Grab Funk. Loving father of Thomas J. Funk and Janet M. Gintner. Brother of Madlyn Funk and the late Thomas J. and Elsworth J. Funk. Grandfather of Thomas R. and Marcy L. Funk, and Thomas J. and Timothy M. Gintner. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Interment Jefferson Memorial Park.
Edna King, 86, of Delmont, formerly of Casselberry, Fla., died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, in her home. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC. AT TWIN VALLEY, 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, (724) 468-1177. Kevin P. Altman, supervisor, in charge of arrangements.
RICHARD B. LANN
DONALD R. McEVOY
Donald R. McEvoy, 57, of Pittsburgh, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999, in UPMC- Montefiore, Oakland. He was born Sept. 11, 1942, in Pittsburgh. He was a retired systems analyst for Westinghouse. He was a member of the North Hills Historic Auto Club and the Franklin Park Baptist Church, and was previously involved in the I.F.P.A.A. Girls Softball and N.A. Soccer Club. He is survived by his wife, Martha Shevlin McEvoy; two daughters, Michele L. McEvoy of Pittsburgh and Melissa A. McEvoy of Philadelphia; a brother, Robert J. McEvoy of Columbus, Ohio; and three sisters, Dorothy Cress of McCandless Township, Betty Garland of West View and Carol Sue McEvoy of McCandless. Friends will be received Tuesday and Wednesday from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the SIMONS FUNERAL HOME INC., 7720 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, (412) 367-3100, www.simonsfuneralhomeinc.com. Funeral service Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Franklin Park Baptist Church, Nicholson Road, Franklin Park. Interment Franklin Park Baptist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Leukemia Society of America, Western Pa./W.Va. Chapter, 2 Gateway Center, 13 North, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
MICHAEL T. PISHKO
Dr. Michael T. Pishko, 90, of Pinehurst, N.C., died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, at Quail Haven. Born Sept. 27, 1909, in Monessen, he was the son of the late Theodore and Anne Hyrula Pishko. He is survived by his sister, Alberta Simon of Pinehurst, N.C.; two brothers, Boris Pishko of Monessen and George Pishko of New Kensington; and 13 nieces and nephews. Dr. Pishko practiced medicine in Moore County, N.C., for more than 50 years, and delivered over 12,000 babies - roughly equal to the combined population of Pinehurst and Southern Pines. At one time, he delivered 100 babies in one month. After graduating from Monessen High School, Dr. Pishko enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh to pursue his premedical studies. In 1932, he entered Duke University Medical School, graduating in 1936. During his senior year at Duke, he worked under Dr. Clement Monroe at Moore County Hospital as a junior intern. After a brief internship at Pittsburgh Hospital, Dr. Pishko returned to Moore County to continue practicing medicine. In his initial years at Moore Regional, he practiced emergency room duty, surgery, general medicine, and gynecology, which eventually became his specialty, along with obstetrics. He was head of the department of obstetrics and gynecology for over 30 years. Upon his retirement in 1980, the hospital dedicated that department in his name and honor. Throughout the years, he attended classes and symposiums at Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Columbia and Duke universities. He had held positions including: president at Moore County Medical Society, chief of staff at Moore Regional and president of the Fifth District Medical Society. He was a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. For many years, Dr. Pishko served on the board of directors of the Pinehurst BB&T Bank. He was a member of the Pinehurst Community Presbyterian Church, and served as a deacon and an elder. He was a member of the Country Club of North Carolina, the Pinehurst Country Club, and the Tin Whistles. Dr. Pishko and his late wife, Betty Delaney Pishko, supported a large number of civic organizations and activities. Dr. Pishko was awarded the Kiwanis Builders Cup and the Rotary Club Four-Way Test Award. Funeral services were held Friday in Community Presbyterian Church, Pinehurst, N.C., with Dr. M. Bennett Bishop III as officiant. Burial Pinelawn Memorial Park, Southern Pines, N.C. Memorials may be made to the First Health Moore Regional Building Fund, P.O. Box 3000, Pinehurst, NC 28370.
JOSEPH JOHN ROMANO
Joseph John Romano, 50, of Hilton Head Island, S.C., died unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999, at his home. He was born Nov. 10, 1949, in Philadelphia, the son of the late John Louis Romano and Carmella Giordano. He grew up in Stone Harbor, N.J., where he later owned and operated his own restaurant. He moved from Stone Harbor to Hilton Head Island, S.C., in 1981, and worked in the home building industry. For 10 years, he owned and operated Romano Construction Inc., a custom home company based on Hilton Head Island. Joe was active in the Home Builders Association and had served on its board of directors since 1997. He also served on the Spanish Wells Property Owners Association board of directors from 1997 to 1999, and was elected board secretary for the upcoming 1999-2000 term. He was a member of the Hilton Head Island Sport Fishing Club, the St. Francis Catholic Church, and was active in coaching Hilton Head Dixie Youth Baseball. He supported the Hilton Head High School Crew Team for six years with his daughters, transporting the team and its equipment to regattas. Joe was an avid boater and fisherman, and enjoyed photography. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Carol Jupena Romano, formerly of Greensburg; three children, Julia Eleanor Romano, a student at Johnson & Wales University, Rachael Carmella Romano, a junior at Hilton Head High School, and John Louis Romano, a student at Hilton Head Elementary School; a sister, Marie Calvitti of Philadelphia; and numerous nieces and nephews. Joe was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Caroline Romano, in 1987. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. in St. Francis By The Sea Catholic Church, Hilton Head Island, S.C. Memorial contributions may be made to the Romano Education Trust, c/o Cathy West Olivetti, First Union Securities, P.O. Box 23379, Hilton Head Island, SC 29925. THE ISLAND FUNERAL HOME, Hilton Head Island, S.C., is in charge of arrangements.
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. Virginia was born at Ruffsdale in East Huntingdon Township, Sept. 11, 1927, a daughter of the late Silas Bryan and Hemmaline Frick Suter, who passed away Jan. 1, 1977, and June 24, 1978, respectively. Virginia was a former member of the Ruffsdale Lutheran Church and a graduate of East Huntingdon High School with the Class of 1945. While residing at Freeport in the Bahamas with her late husband, Harry Russell, she was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, taught Sunday school, and was a volunteer for the local orphanage and cancer institute. Virginia is survived by a daughter, Patricia Szerlip; and a son, Randy Lanigan, both of Livingston, N.J.; two grandchildren, Lauren and Bryan; two brothers, Robert B. Suter and his wife, Dorothy, and James H. Suter and his wife, Eileen, all of Ruffsdale RD2; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Russell, on Aug. 17, 1992; a son, Dennis Clark Lanigan, in 1959; and a sister, Nancy Suter Beck, on Dec. 9, 1981. 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 at Tarrs. Family suggests memorials to: American Diabetes Foundation, 300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 700, Pittsburgh, PA 15235, in memory of Virginia Gayle Russell.
C. DOYLE STEELE
C. Doyle Steele, 78, of Apollo, died unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999, at 3:39 p.m. in his winter home in Homosassa Springs, Fla. He was born Oct. 26, 1921, in Apollo, a son of the late Cyrus S. and Sarah Bowman Steele. He had lived in Apollo all of his life, and was an attorney, having operated his own law practice in Apollo from 1953 until the present. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in World War II, and was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Apollo. He was a graduate of Temple University, Philadelphia, and was elected burgess of Apollo, where he served two consecutive terms from 1954 to 1961. He was one of four citizens from Apollo to serve in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1967 to 1971. As mayor of Apollo, he approved, along with the borough council, ``The General Plan'' which redeveloped the Apollo downtown area, also resulting in the present Apollo Plaza. He served on the Septiquin Centennial Celebration Committee in 1991. He was a member of the former Apollo Chamber of Commerce; a former member of the Strongland Chamber of Commerce; and was a member of the Elks, Masons, and Lions, all in Apollo. He was past treasurer of the Armstrong County Democratic Committee and an honorary member of the Apollo Fire Department. He was admitted to practice in both the Superior and Supreme courts. He was a judge for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. He was a solicitor for the Kiski Township Water Authority, and was a solicitor for the former Apollo Ridge School Authority. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Dianne Knepshield Steele; a sister, Margaret K. Ament of Apollo; two brothers, Boyd K. Steele of Oklahoma Borough and John B. Steele of Springfield, Pa.; and a family friend, R. Bruce Williamson of Sewickley. Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Friday from 2 to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the GERALD J. MEDICE FUNERAL HOME, 604 Moore Ave., North Apollo. Additional visitation Monday from 10 to 11 a.m., the time of services, at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Apollo, with the Rev. Charles Horn, his pastor, and the Rev. Fred Zikeli, former paster, co-officiating. Burial Riverview Cemetery, Kiski Township. The Apollo Masons will hold a service Thursday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. The Apollo Elks will hold a service Sunday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home.
JOHN H. SUCHORA JR.
John H. Suchora Jr., 53, of Jeannette, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999, at his residence. He was born Feb. 24, 1946, in Chicago, Ill., the son of the late John H. Suchora Sr. and Blanche Faroux Suchora. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Church of Jeannette; a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served with the U.S. Navy; and a member of the American Legion Post 344 of Jeannette. He is survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins. THERE WILL BE NO PUBLIC VISITATION. A private interment will take place in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Hempfield Township. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at a later time to be announced. The JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., Jeannette, in charge of arrangements.
HELEN D. ALTMAN
Helen D. Altman, 72, of Greensburg, died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Oct. 11, 1927, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Eli and Mary Sapola Kelly. Helen was a graduate of St. Joseph's Academy, Seton Hill, Class of 1945. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Samuel G. Loyacona; and a sister, Isabel M. Swift. She is survived by her husband, Paul F. Altman of Greensburg; four sons, Samuel A. Loyacona and wife, Darlene, Edward R. Loyacona and Patrick J. Loyacona, all of Greensburg, and James K. Loyacona of New Stanton; two grandchildren, Samantha Jo and Nicholas; a sister, Mary Agnes Nelson and husband, Robert, of Greensburg; a brother, George Kelly and wife, Patricia, of Norvelt; and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends will be received at the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME, 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, (724) 837-0020, www.pantalone.com, Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 9 a.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. Natale N. Pantalone, funeral director.
DOROTHY WINIFRED (CARSON) BRACKEN
Dorothy Winifred (Carson) Bracken, 83, of Dayton RD2, Cowanshannock Township, died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, at Indiana Hospital, Indiana, Pa. She was born May 9, 1916, in Cowanshannock Township, the daughter of the late James Wendell and Mary Jane (McLaughlin) Carson. She was a school teacher for North Versailles Township, Allegheny County. She was a member of Rural Valley Presbyterian Church and church elder, a member of Presbyterian Women, the former BPW, and a former choir member. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Leroy Bracken, on April 4, 1986. Survived by a son and three daughters, James A. Bracken of Candler, N.C., L. Gail Bracken of Monroeville, Pamela S. Hardgrove of Haddonfield, N.J., and Sondra E. Schutz of Chambersburg; and five grandchildren, Amy, Laura, Seth, Sarah and Steven. Friends may call at the CARSON/BOYER FUNERAL HOME, 724 Main St., Rural Valley, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Rural Valley Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Stephanie J. Geidel officiating. Interment Rural Valley Cemetery.
WALTER R. BURKARDT
Walter R. Burkardt, 50, of Latrobe, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, at his residence. He was born May 17, 1949, in Johnstown, a son of Jane Frances Murton Burkardt and the late Walter R. Burkardt. He was employed by Newcomer Products and was a member of F.O.E. #01188. He had served in the U.S. Navy. Survived by his son, Brian Burkardt and his wife, Gwen, of Charlotte, N.C.; a granddaughter, Montana Burkardt of Charlotte, N.C.; his mother; his brothers and sisters, David Burkardt and his wife, Patricia, of Latrobe, Mrs. Dale (Kathleen) Laughlin of Greensburg, Mrs. John (Elaine) Rahl of Greensburg, and Mark Burkardt and his wife, Lisa, of Latrobe; as well as 12 nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the FREDERICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1543 Ligonier St., Latrobe, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday in St. Vincent Basilica at a time to be announced. Interment St. Vincent Cemetery, Unity Township.
JOHN J. DeMARCHI
John J. DeMarchi, 68, of West Newton, died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Nov. 18, 1931, in Lowber, a son of the late Antonio J. and Dora Onder DeMarchi. He was a retired employee of U.S. Steel-Irvin Works. He was a member of the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, West Newton. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the VFW Post #7812, West Newton, the West Newton Sportsmen's Association, and the Liederkranz and Slovenian Clubs, both in Collinsburg. He is survived by his wife, Judith (Boice) DeMarchi; four children, Kevin John DeMarchi and his wife, Christine, Antonio Joseph DeMarchi and his wife, Amy, all of West Newton, Lisa Dora DeMarchi of Arlington, Va., and her fiance, Jonathan Sleigh, and Christopher DeMarchi; four grandchildren, Amanda Elizabeth, Adam John, Tiffany Renae and Andrew Thomas; and a brother, Pete DeMarchi of New Jersey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph DeMarchi; and a sister, Rose Brizzi. Friends will be received at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., West Newton, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. John A. Regoli officiating. Interment West Newton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 241 Fourth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
ERMA M. MILBURN ED
Erma M. Milburn Ed, 74, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, at her home. She was born Jan. 27, 1925, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Robert and Millie Reed Milburn. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a manager for a car rental agency. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Gary Ed. Surviving are a son, Gary Ed and his wife, Linda, of Irwin; a daughter, Valerie Opfar and her husband, Allen, of North Huntingdon; three grandchildren, Dana Ed, Gary ``J.G.'' Ed and Brandon Lisotto; and a sister, Dorothy Zaval and her husband, Robert, of Irwin. Also surviving is her boyfriend, Ron Meyers of Plum Borough. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., Fifth and Oak streets, Irwin, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:15 p.m., at which time funeral services will be held in the funeral home chapel with her nephew, the Rev. Donn Ed, associate pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown, officiating.
PATRICIA J. HORNE
Patricia J. Horne, 68, of Latrobe, died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, in the Oak Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Hempfield Township. She was born Sept. 1, 1931, in Mercer, the daughter of the late George and Sarah (Frost) Shaffer. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a teacher, having worked for the Latrobe, Derry, and Ligonier school districts, and was a member of the Pennsylvania Retired Teachers Association. Prior to her teaching career, she was employed by the West Penn Power Co. in Greensburg. She was a member of the Latrobe United Methodist Church, the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 221 of Latrobe, The White Shrine, and the William Kenley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul W. Horne, in 1991. She is survived by her son, John P. Horne, M.D. of Latrobe; her brother, Thomas Shaffer of Sharon; her mother-in-law, Romayne (Seaton) Horne of Latrobe; two nephews, Matthew and David Shaffer; and her niece, Leslie Shaffer. Friends will be received at the HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with her pastor, the Rev. Aimee W. Twigg, officiating. Interment will follow in Unity Cemetery, Unity Township. Members of the O.E.S. Chapter 221 will hold services Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home.
CLARA M. (MARCH) HUTTON
Clara M. (March) Hutton, 83, of Export, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, in Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born March 23, 1916, in Export, a daughter of the late John and Constance (Cavada) March. She worked many years as a telephone operator for the Murrysville Telephone Co. Clara is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Clayton J. Hutton of Export; two daughters, Shirley Grimm and husband, Bob, of Virginia and Arlene Wagner of Florida; two sisters, Stella DeFrancis of Trees Mills and Velma Cadwalter of Delmont; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. The family will receive family and friends at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC. AT TWIN VALLEY, 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, (724) 468-1177, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Clara's funeral service will be held in the funeral home Friday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. John Hanks, pastor emeritus of the Salem Lutheran Church, officiating. Private interment will follow in Eastview Cemetery, Delmont. Kevin P. Altman, supervisor, in charge of arrangements.
VIRGINIA R. JONES
Virginia R. Jones, 67, of Jeannette, died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, in UPMC Presbyterian, Oakland. She was born April 10, 1932, in Ider, Ala., a daughter of the late Floyd A. and Annie Mae Adams Koger. Prior to retirement, she tended bar at the Grapeville Fire Hall. She was a member of the Grapeville Fire Hall and Hannastown Fire Hall. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Doug and George Bob Koger. She is survived by her husband, Otis J. Jones of Jeannette; a son, Tommy Dale Hayes and his wife, Melba, of Ider, Ala.; a daughter, Carolyn Yvonne Heltebrand and her husband, Donald, of Herminie; two grandchildren, Sonny Lee Heltebrand and Christopher L. Heltebrand; a great-grandchild, Cameron James Heltebrand; a brother, Floyd Alfred Koger of Ider, Ala.; two sisters, Susie Shaw and her husband, Billy Jr., of Flat Rock, Ala., and Deanie Short and her husband, Wayne, of Ider, Ala.; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Dale Roddy officiating. Interment will follow in the Jeannette Memorial Park, Penn Township.
JOHN C. MATTEY
John C. Mattey, 86, of Rostraver Township, died at his home Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999. He was born in Monessen, Nov. 9, 1913. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. He was retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Monessen. He was the son of the late John and Mary Serbak Mattey. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosalia ``Lil'' Mattey, on June 8, 1976. He is survived by three sons, John C. Mattey Jr. of Smithton, Thomas L. Mattey of Rostraver Township and William R. Mattey of Rostraver Township; and seven grandchildren, Jennifer Mattey, John Mattey, Jaclyn Mattey, Missy Jarvis, T.J. Mattey, Justin L. Mattey and Eric W. Mattey. He was Catholic by faith, and a member of the VFW Post #167, Charleroi. Friends will be received in the JAMES C. STUMP FUNERAL HOME INC., Sweeney Plan, Rostraver Township, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home Thursday at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in the Belle Vernon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the charity of one's choice.
DOROTHY CLARK SCHMIDT
ANGELA NELLIE SLAMINKO
Angela Nellie Slaminko, 85, of Mt. Pleasant, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, at her residence. She was born March 3, 1914, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Julian and Victoria Chesla Kaczynski. She was a member of Visitation Roman Catholic Church of Mt. Pleasant. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Slaminko, in 1960; and a daughter, Cecilia Eutsey. Survived by her loving family, sons, John Slaminko and his wife, Frances, of Mt. Pleasant, Edward Slaminko of Greensburg, Daniel Slaminko, Michael Slaminko, and Thomas Slaminko, all of Mt. Pleasant; daughters, Frances Buffers, Patricia Eutsey, Sandi Megliorino and her husband, Robert, and Deborah Slaminko, all of Mt. Pleasant; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Joseph Kaczynski of Sharpsburg; and two sisters, Josephine Kaczynski of Mt. Pleasant and Pearl Erlich of Monroeville. Friends will be received from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at GALONE-CARUSO'S, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in Visitation Roman Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant, with the Rev. Anthony W. Ditto as celebrant. Interment Visitation Parish Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant.
MARY NATALE TRAGESSER
Mary Natale Tragesser, 86, a resident of St. Anne Home, Greensburg, formerly of Grapeville, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999. She was born Dec. 24, 1912, in Winthrop, Pa., a daughter of the late Anthony and Louisa DePaula Dominick. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the former Jeannette Glass Co., and was a member of the Ascension Church of Jeannette. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence J. Tragesser Sr.; two sisters, Florence DeBone and Dora Mascolo; and four brothers, Michael, Carmen, Frank and Charles Dominick. She is survived by a son, Lawrence J. Tragesser Jr. and his wife, Diane, of Monessen; two brothers, Daniel Dominick, and John Dominick and his wife, Amelia, all of Jeannette; two grandchildren, Nicolle Tragesser of Rillton and Corey Tragesser and his wife, Janine, of Sutersville; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette, Wednesday from 2 to 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Ascension Church. Entombment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park Mausoleum, Delmont. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Anne Home, 685 Angela Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601.
TERRY L. ULERY
Terry L. Ulery, 56, of Donegal, died suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born Aug. 5, 1943, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of Kathryn Ulery Ulery of Jones Mills and the late Donald Ulery. Terry was a resident of Donegal since 1972 and was a graduate of Mt. Pleasant Area High School with the Class of 1961. He received his degree in elementary education from Indiana University of Pennyslvania and his master's degree from California University of Pennsylvania. Terry worked as a remedial reading specialist for the Greater Latrobe School District at the Latrobe Elementary School. He was also a former football coach at the Greater Latrobe High School. Terry also had served in the Army National Guard and was a member of the Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Department. He was currently the tax collector for Donegal Township. He also was an avid hunter and fisherman, and was a member of the National Rifle Association. Terry was a member of the Acme United Methodist Church. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Carol Ann McClain Ulery; two loving daughters, Farrah Danielle Ulery of Taylorsville, N.C., and Leanne Nicole Ulery of Camp Hill, Pa.; a brother, Lanny Ulery and his wife, Nancy, of Donegal; and a sister, Karen Firestone of Normalville. Friends and family will be received at the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Terry Trudgen officiating. A committal service and inte
Patty Vikartosky, 74, of North Chestnut Street, Scottdale, died Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born July 27, 1925, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late John B. Franey and Elizabeth M. Zaronsky Grace. Patty attended the First Baptist Church, Scottdale, and was a member of the Scottdale Eagles Ladies Auxiliary. Patty leaves to cherish her memories, her loving and devoted daughter, Judy A. Tofani of Scottdale; two granddaughters, Vicki L. Tofani of Scottdale and Sonya R. Tofani Connors and her husband, John, of Greensburg; a great-grandson, Alec Mikel Connors of Greensburg; and a great-granddaughter, Alexis Rae Connors of Greensburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Vikartosky, who died Oct. 28, 1977; her stepfather, Paul H. Grace, who died Aug. 17, 1980; and a brother, in infancy. Patty's family will receive friends in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. James P. Cordell, pastor of First Baptist Church, Scottdale, officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.