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REGIS M. MAHER 

Regis M. Maher, 88, a prominent physician of Uniontown, died Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, in Uniontown. He was a graduate of St. Vincent College, Latrobe, in 1932, with a bachelor of science degree, and graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., in 1936. He practiced medicine in Uniontown until his retirement. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and received the Legion of Merit (U.S.A.) and the Legion of Honor (France). Survived by five children, Mary Ann Kocan of Uniontown, Regis C. Maher of Rustic, Va., Virginia Lee Rach of Uniontown, Martha Jayne Lion of Mt. Ephraim, N.J., and Barbara Lucille Newell of Vienna, Va.; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Louise Yaras of Leslie, Md. Friends will be received at the J. HARRY JOHNSTON FUNERAL HOME, Uniontown, Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services Friday at 11 a.m. in St. John's Roman Catholic Church, Uniontown. Memorials may be sent to the Regis M. Maher Scholarship Fund, St. Vincent College, Latrobe, Pa. 

HILDA V. McVAY 

Hilda V. McVay, 84, of Greensburg, formerly of Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, in the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Oct. 30, 1915, in Front Royal, Va., a daughter of the late Thomas W. and Myrtle Walton Morris. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Thomas Morris; and two sisters, Anna Gochenour and Madeline Atwood. She is survived by her husband, Cecil G. McVay. Arrangements are in the care of the JONES FUNERAL HOME, 228 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester, VA 22601. 

WILLIAM TODD MORROW 

William Todd Morrow, 83, of Ligonier, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, in Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born Oct. 10, 1916, in Wilpen, a son of the late William A. and IsaDora Emmert Morrow. Prior to his retirement in 1978, Todd had been employed by the maintenance department of the Valley School of Ligonier. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Army. He was a member of St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ligonier Lodge #331 F&AM, Coudersport Consistory, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, the Old Colony Sportsmen's Club, and Ligonier VFW #734. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Shirey Morrow, in 1994; three brothers, John, Max and Jay Morrow; and two sisters, Adele Featherson and Margaret Mimna. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Henry J. (Linda) Troy of Latrobe; a granddaughter, Tracy Troy; and a great-granddaughter, Rachael Knupp. Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the McCABE FUNERAL HOME INC., 244 W. Main St., Ligonier, where services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Robert D. Cummings officiating. Interment in Ligonier Valley Cemetery, Ligonier. 

HAZEL DILS NEWCOMER 

Hazel Dils Newcomer, 91, of Irwin (Country Hills), died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999. She was born Feb. 15, 1908, in Uniontown, a daughter of the late Gilbert and Florence (Smith) Dils. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Irwin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob J. Newcomer; a daughter, Florence Franklin; two brothers, Eugene and Glenn Dils; and a sister, Mildred Dils. Survived by two sons, Robert Newcomer of Youngwood and William Newcomer of Palm Desert, Calif.; four daughters, Sally Altman of San Diego, Calif., Janet Long of Ruffsdale, Naomi Garris of Roselle, Ill., and Dorothy Booton of Round Lake Beach, Ill.; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the VINCENT V. RODGERS FUNERAL HOME, 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin, Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Bunnell officiating. Interment Westmoreland County Memorial Park. 

DOMINICK J. NIGLIO 

Dominick J. Niglio, 80, of Greensburg, formerly of Pittsburgh, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born April 3, 1919, in Fayette County, a son of the late Joseph and Angeline Vecchio Niglio. He was a veteran of World War II, having served as a medic in the U.S. Army. Prior to his retirement, he had been employed as a steelworker for the former Union Steel of Pittsburgh. He had attended Our Lady of Grace Church. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, John and Richard Niglio; and a sister, Mary Dubble. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Florence Inesso Niglio; a son, Frank J. Niglio of Greensburg; a daughter, Angie Racculia and her husband, Mike, of Greensburg; two grandchildren, Nicholas M. and Laurie A. Racculia; three brothers, Anthony, Andrew and James Niglio; and two sisters, Margaret Bickel and Helen Schnelbach. Friends will be received at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home Friday at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in the St. Clair Cemetery. 

EDWARD N. PARFITT 

Edward N. Parfitt, 67, of Latrobe, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, in Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born April 24, 1932, in Fitz Henry, a son of Violet (Diehl) Parfitt of Scottdale and the late Edward Parfitt. Prior to his retirement, he was an agent for the Prudential Insurance Co. with 25 years of service. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict, having served with Company E of the National Guard, was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Latrobe, the American Legion Thomas B. Anderson Post 515, the Lloydsville Sportsmen's Club, the Frontier Club, and the Pymatuning Sportsmen's Club. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 46 years, Charlotte M. (Firmstone) Parfitt; two children, Bruce E. Parfitt and his wife, Brenda, of Mt. Pleasant and Pamela Terrick and her husband, Michael, of Munhall; two grandsons, Bruce Allen Parfitt and Michael Andrew Terrick; and a brother, Robert Parfitt and his wife, Carole, of Scottdale. Friends will be received at the HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe, Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church with the church pastors officiating. Interment will follow in Unity Cemetery, Unity Township. Military services will be held Friday at 10:15 a.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 331 Weldon St., Latrobe, PA 15650, or to the American Cancer Society. 

ERNEST DALE PEGG 

Ernest Dale Pegg, 71, of Connellsville, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, at his residence. He was born May 20, 1928, in Connellsville, a son of the late Charles Russell and Lillian Hensel Pegg. He was a 48-year member of the former Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 302 of Charleroi and currently a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 354 of Youngwood. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Connellsville. He was a member of the Fairview Aide Society, the Polish Independent Club and American Legion Post 301 in Connellsville. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the European Theatre. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Dolly Nicholson Pegg; his son and daughter-in-law, Harry and Laurie Richter of Portland, Ore.; his son and daughter-in-law, William and Sandy Leighliter of Mt. Pleasant; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four sisters, Marie Dawson of Glen Burnie, Md., Pauline Eyerman of Los Banos, Calif., Dorothy Halfhill of Connellsville and Lillian Pegg of Milwaukee, Wis.; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Charles and Harry Pegg; and a sister, Sara Haile. Friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, Thursday from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass at noon in the Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Connellsville, with the Rev. Michael Sciberras as celebrant. A committal service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. A parish wake service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home. Military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by the Connellsville VFW and American Legion Honor Guard. 

DANIEL E. PIPER 

Daniel E. Piper, 91, of Latrobe RD4, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, due to injuries received in an automobile accident. He was born June 4, 1908, in Cook Township, a son of the late Elmer and Carrie Metzgar Piper. He was a member of Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, past president of the Bethel Church Cemetery Association, a retired employee of Vulcan Mold and Iron Co., Latrobe, and was a timberman and farmer most of his life. He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Aukerman Piper, on March 4, 1979; four sisters, Goldie Selesky, Carrie Piper, Bertha Piper, and Minerva Piper; and a brother, Ober Piper. He is survived by a sister, Muriel Potter and her husband, Raymond F., of Latrobe RD4; and a number of nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends at the SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC. & CREMATORY, Route 982 South, Latrobe, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Rev. Nancy J. Weiss officiating. EVERYONE WILL GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH. Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery, Cook Township. Gordon O. Snyder, funeral director. 

FRANCIS A. RENO 

Francis A. ``Frank'' Reno, 90, of Whitehall, formerly of Carrick, on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999. Former owner of Park Motors. A member of Bethel Park Elks, Kiwanis, South Hills Country Club, AARP, and a volunteer at Whitehall Blood Bank. Husband of the late Stella M. (Freudenberg) Reno; and brother of Mary T. Reno. Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 until time of service at 8 p.m. at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills. Entombment Jefferson Memorial Park. Family requests no flowers. Contributions to charity of one's choice. 

JOHN ROBERT SPEAR 

John Robert ``Potty'' Spear, 96, of Derry, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, in Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born Feb. 19, 1903, in Derry, a son of the late James Alexander and Sarah Elizabeth (Ashbaugh) Spear. He was a member of Derry First United Methodist Church. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad as a car inspector, working out of Conemaugh. A 1925 graduate of Derry Borough High School, he loved football and to box. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Alma S. Homer; a brother, James E.; and two sisters, Flora McKowen and Frances M. Spear. Surviving are his loving wife of 73 years, Rose Kuntz Spear; son, Robert R. (and his wife, Nancy G.) of Latrobe; three grandchildren, Bruce A. Homer, Wendy Harr and Sherry Dempsey; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the McCABE FUNERAL HOME, 300 W. Third Ave., Derry. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home with the Rev. David D. Wilson Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Coles Cemetery, Derry Township. 

JAMES L. WALKER

James L. Walker, 79, of Van Meter Road, Rostraver Township, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born July 13, 1920, in Rostraver Township, a son of the late Charles Franklin and Eliza Jane Morris Walker. He was a retired coal miner, having last worked at the Mathews Mine in Bentleyville. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America and was a World War II Army veteran, having served in the infantry. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Walker; two brothers, Edmond and John Aston; and four sisters, Evelyn Shuett, Ethel Chaney, Lenora Yard and Edna Homer. He is survived by a brother, Samuel Walker of Newell; a nephew, Charles Walker, whom he raised; a stepson and stepdaughter, whom he favored, Dennis and Dorthea Kelley; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the L.L. BARTHELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Second Street, Smithton. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Herman Frohnhofer officiating. Interment will be in the Olive Branch Cemetery, Rostraver Township.

WILLIAM J. WHITESELL 

William J. Whitesell, 79, of White Township, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Oct. 21, 1920, in Bell Township, a son of the late Fulton and Mayme Cramer Whitesell. He had lived in the Saltsburg area until moving to White Township in 1993. He retired in 1983 from Westinghouse Air Brake in Wilmerding. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving as a tail gunner on a B-26 and a radio operator during World War II in the European Theater. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Avonmore, and a 50-year member of the American Legion Post #57 of Saltsburg; and a 1938 graduate of Bell Township High School. Preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Jane Coulter; and two brothers, Thomas and Donald Whitesell. Survived by his wife of 56 ½ years, Marjorie Bowman Whitesell; and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the CURRAN FUNERAL HOME, 701 Salt St. in Saltsburg. Services from the funeral home Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Baker officiating. Interment Edgewood Cemetery, Saltsburg. Memorial contributions to the First Presbyterian Church, Avonmore, Pa., or a charity of one's choice.

VICTOR PETER ALEXANDER
Victor Peter Alexander, 68, of Murrysville, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999. He was born Feb. 22, 1931, in Glenshaw, a son of the late Peter Paul and Jane Sullivan Alexander. He retired as a manager for the Aardvark Machine and Tool Co., Turtle Creek, with 40 years of service. He was a member of the Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville. He is survived by his wife, Eileen Bartoszewicz Alexander; a daughter, Carol L. Buterbaugh of Murrysville; two sons, Robert S. of Murrysville and Brian J. of Virginia Beach, Va.; seven grandchildren; a brother, David Alexander; and two sisters, Gloria Haas and Jane McPhearson. Visitation Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JOHN T. HART FUNERAL HOME, Murrysville. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in the Mother of Sorrows Church with Father Joseph Trupkovich as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville.

DONALD E. ASPEY

Donald E. Aspey, 97, a former resident of the Hopwood and Uniontown area, passed away Wednesday evening, Dec. 29, 1999, in Means Rest Home, Dunbar Township. Donald was born in East Huntingdon Township, Nov. 12, 1902, a son of the late David and Laura Weaver Aspey. Donald was a retired carpenter and a veteran of World War II, serving as a private in the U.S. Army's Company M, 155th Infantry. Donald is survived by his nephew, Harry G. Aspey and his wife, Jean Ann, of Aliquippa. In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his wife, Esther Moon Aspey, in 1951; a brother, Harry G. Aspey, on Sept. 15, 1982; and an infant brother. Family and friends will be received at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, (724) 887-5300, Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. and Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Joseph A. Hajdu officiating. Graveside committal services and interment will follow in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Reagantown, next to his late wife.

LOUIS CHARLEY

Louis ``Uncle Lou'' Charley, 83, of Greensburg, fell asleep in the Lord's arms, Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, in the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born March 29, 1916, in Greensburg, a son of the late George and Anna Joseph Charley. Prior to retirement, he had been employed by the former Walworth Valve Co. of South Greensburg. He was a member of St. Michael's Orthodox Church, South Greensburg, and the Hilltop Social Club. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran during World War II, serving in the 1504th Army Air Force Base Unit. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Anthony, John, and Albert Charley; and a sister, Ann Vaupel. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Survived by his wife, Margaret A. Salvatore Charley; a son, William A. and his wife, Nancy Charley, of Greensburg; and four grandchildren, Robert M. Charley, Patricia A. Charley, Donna M. Charley, and William L. Charley, all of Greensburg; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will begin in the funeral home Monday at 10 a.m. and will immediately continue at St. Michael's Orthodox Church, South Greensburg, with Archpriest John Nosal officiating. Interment will follow in the Greensburg Catholic Cemetery, Hempfield Township, with full military honors accorded by the Greensburg VFW Post 33 Honor Guard. Memorial services will be held in the funeral home at 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

RICHARD DEDO

Richard Dedo, 63, of Latrobe, formerly of North Huntingdon and New Alexandria, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, in Green Meadows, Latrobe. He was born June 28, 1936, in North Huntingdon, a son of Anne Kohut Dedo of North Huntingdon and the late Steve Dedo. He was a former patrolman for North Huntingdon Township Police Department, where he served his community with loyalty and dedication for 23 years before taking disability retirement in 1987. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Allegheny Valley Lodge #39. He was a graduate of Norwin High School Class of 1954 and a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves. He was Roman Catholic by faith. In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sons, Richard A. Dedo of Florida and Michael E. Dedo of Greensburg; dear friends, Maryann and Mark Eidemiller of Greensburg and their daughter, Sarah, whom he adored; also two sisters, Nancy Antonish of Larimer and Betti Ann Yanachik of New Stanton. Friends will be received at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Huntingdon. Those wishing may contribute to Mom's House of Greensburg, 401 Juniper St., Greensburg, PA 15601, or Muscular Dystrophy Association. F.O.P., Allegheny Valley Lodge #39 will hold services Sunday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home.

ISABELLE C. ELLIOTT

Isabelle C. Elliott, 90, of Southwest Greensburg, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, in the Integrated Health Services at Mountain View, Unity Township. She was born April 6, 1909, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Henry and Kathryn Coughenour. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Elliott, on Aug. 1, 1962; a sister, Betty Bender; and a brother, Eric Coughenour. She is survived by her son, Eric ``Tony'' and his wife, Marjorie Elliott, of Ligonier; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg, Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home Monday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Jack R. Street officiating. Private interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township.

EDNA M. GUMOLA

Edna M. Gumola, 80, of Yukon, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, at Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Jan. 30, 1919, in Herminie, a daughter of the late Charles and Mollie Roller. She was a member of the Seven Dolors Roman Catholic Church, Yukon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Gumola, in 1978; also by four brothers, Charles, Joseph, George and Ernie Roller; and by two sisters, Dorothy and Ann. Surviving are two sons, Joseph Gumola and his wife, Barbara, of Mt. Pleasant RD7 and Anthony Gumola of Yukon; a granddaughter, Sara Gumola; and a sister, Agnes Palaski of Pittsburgh. Friends will be received at the BEATTY-RICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 136, Madison, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Seven Dolors Roman Catholic Church, Yukon, with Father Paul R. Stivason as celebrant. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park Cemetery, Hempfield Township.

MARGARET C. HEPLER

Margaret C. Hepler, 86, of Mt. Pleasant RD2, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. She was born March 20, 1913, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late John and Henrietta Martz Baker. She had formerly been employed at Campo Plastics in Canton, Ohio, Ternsteads Machine Co. in Detroit, Mich., and Penn Line Services. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, George Otis Hepler; a daughter, Betty L. Hutchinson; six brothers, John, Jess, Dewey, Calvin, Otis and David Baker; and a daughter, Elizabeth Backus. She is survived by two sons, Robert J. and Alice Levendusky of Scottdale and Tommy Thomas and his wife, Wilma, of Mt. Pleasant; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery, Bullskin Township.

ILA K. KINSEY

Ila K. Kinsey, 98, former teacher, school principal, Bethel PTA president, and Eastern Star member, of Venetia, on Monday, Dec. 27, 1999. Wife of the late Albert; mother of the Rev. David L. Kinsey, Suzanna Holloway, and the late Jane Kinsey; also surviving are six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the SOLLON FUNERAL HOME, 30 E. College St., Canonsburg. Services at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 130 W. Main St., Monongahela. Burial Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. Memorials to Shriners' Hospitals, c/o Syria Temple, 1877 Shriners Way, Cheswick, PA 15024.

JACK W. LEWIS SR.

Jack W. Lewis Sr., 64, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, formerly of Pennsylvania, died Monday, Dec. 27, 1999, in Council Bluffs. Born in Slovan, Pa., he had been employed as a construction laborer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Scear Lewis. Survivors include five sons, Jack W. Lewis Jr. of Westminster, Md., Rick Lewis of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Jerry Lewis of Pittsburgh, Terry Lewis of Council Bluffs and Steven Lewis of Las Vegas, Nev.; three daughters, Sherry Brown of Noblestown, Pa., Debbie Hammermeister of Council Bluffs and Cindy Hammermeister of Omaha, Neb.; a brother, Chuck Lewis of Carnegie; and 15 grandchildren. Funeral service was held Thursday, Dec. 30, at 7 p.m. in the BEEM-BELFORD FUNERAL HOME, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Private inurnment.

JOHN E. LOBINGIER

John E. Lobingier, 54, of Mt. Pleasant, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, in the Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born April 2, 1945, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of Frank Lobingier Sr. of Mt. Pleasant and Madalyn Benedict Kantorik of Mt. Pleasant. He was a former steelworker, having been employed at the Duquesne Works. He was a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School in 1963 and was a member of St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant. John was very active in youth sports in the Mt. Pleasant area for many years. He is survived by his loving family. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Susan Sikora Lobingier, to whom he was married for 32 years on Dec. 8; two sons, John Lobingier at home and Christopher Lobingier at home; three brothers, Frank Lobingier Jr. of Mt. Pleasant, David Lobingier and his wife, Maureen, of Mt. Pleasant and Peter Lobingier and his wife, Ellie, of Rockwood; his maternal grandmother, Pearl Benedict of Mt. Pleasant; and three nephews, Dave and Doug Lobingier of Mt. Pleasant and Steven Sikora of Sumter, S.C. Friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X R.C. Church, Mt. Pleasant, with the Rev. Michael Matusak as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Pius X Cemetery. A parish wake service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

WILLIAM D. MARTZ

William D. Martz, 75, of Connellsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, in the Specht Personal Care Home in Connellsville. Born Oct. 24, 1924, in Scottdale, the son of the late Roy C. and Edna Dull Martz. He was a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows, General Worth Lodge #386. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Margaret E. Martz. He is survived by an aunt, Mabel Martz Smail, and a cousin, Ruth Ann Johnson, both of Scottdale. Friends will be received at the LUTHER J. GRIMM FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Pleasant, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home Monday, Jan. 3, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. James Turnbull officiating. Interment will be held in the Scottdale Cemetery. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Connellsville Alliance Church, 1006 Sycamore St., Connellsville, PA 15425.

RAYMOND MILBURN

Raymond Milburn, 87, of Hempfield Township, formerly of the Shafton area, died peacefully Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999. Preceded in death by brothers and sisters, William, Bob, Charles, John, and Edward, Hannah, Mary, Elizabeth, and Margaret. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; his children, Karen Koring, Ken, Jerry, and Kim Milburn; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

DOLLY PEVARNIK

Dolly Pevarnik, of Latrobe, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, in Latrobe Area Hospital. Born in Pleasant Unity, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Mary Mizak Kozusko. She was a member of St. Vincent Basilica, Latrobe. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Stephen, John, Michael and Paul Kozusko; and a sister, Anne Lesko Poponick. She is survived by her husband, James L. Pevarnik; two sons, David J. Pevarnik and his wife, Connie, of Latrobe and James F. Pevarnik and his wife, Bobbi Jo, of Latrobe; a sister, Elizabeth Bajuszik of Valencia; two brothers, Joseph Kozusko of San Antonio, Texas, and Richard Kozusko of Pleasant Unity; three grandchildren, Colby Musick, Benjamin Pevarnik and Brian Pevarnik; nieces and nephews, Matthew Kozusko, Danny Kozusko and Meghan Kozusko; and other numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 3 to 9 p.m. in the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Vincent Basilica. Interment in St. Vincent Cemetery, Unity Township. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Vincent College, St. Vincent Basilica, or Latrobe Area Hospital.

GEORGIANNA K. PHILLIPPI

Georgianna K. Phillippi, 73, of Ligonier, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, in the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born June 23, 1926, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Luther C. and Elizabeth Castner Guise. She had spent her entire life caring for other people and serving with several home health organizations. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Justin R. Phillippi; a daughter, Sallie Sager of Larimer; a son, Gregory R. and his wife, Deborah Younkin, of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Donald (Marjorie) Smith of Mt. Lebanon; and a brother, Luther C. Guise Jr. of Frederick, Md. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family at the J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL HOME INC., Ligonier, with the Rev. Robert D. Cummings officiating. Interment will be in the Ligonier Valley Cemetery.

BETTY J. RAUSCH

Betty J. Rausch, 72, formerly of Connellsville, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, in the Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born Feb. 24, 1927, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late George E. and Stella Roahleder Buehler. Betty had been a resident of Connellsville since 1976, and was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Connellsville. She was also a former member of the Bullskin Township Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by three sons, Larry G. Rausch and his wife, Connie, of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Edward J. Rausch II and his wife, Mary Ann, of Scottdale and James E. Rausch and his wife, Rose, also of Scottdale; four daughters, Linda Keffer of Connellsville, Janet Gerke and her husband, Wayne, of Cleveland, Ohio, Nancy Patterson and her husband, Brian, of Derry and Betty Lou Rausch of Wheeling, W.Va.; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a half sister, Mae Buehler; and a half brother, G. Albert Buehler. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Private funeral services will be held for the family at their convenience with the Rev. Hans Andrae officiating. Interment will be in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. Arrangements are under the direction of the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville.

ELEANOR MUSSER HILL RODGERS

Eleanor Musser Hill Rodgers, beloved wife of the late David G. Hill, and more recently of the late James J. Rodgers, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, at the age of 94. Daughter of the late Mary Ann and John Howard Musser of State College, Mrs. Rodgers was a longtime resident of Fox Chapel and of the East End before moving to Longwood at Oakmont, where she was recently well-cared for in the nursing facility. She will be remembered by many as an accomplished pianist at family and social gatherings, at Third Presbyterian Church and at the Ross Mountain Club, as well as for her holiday carol playing at numerous long-term health care facilities with her sister-in-law, Mary Hill McCune. In addition to her service with many cultural, social service and charitable organizations, she was an enthusiastic supporter of the Pittsburgh Opera and Symphony, and a longtime member of the Fox Chapel and Linden Garden Clubs, the Fox Chapel Golf Club, the Twentieth Century Club, the Duquesne Club and Rolling Rock Club. Mrs. Rodgers, ``Muv,'' as she was affectionately known by her family, is survived by two sons, William F. III of Fox Chapel and John H. of Pittsburgh; Bill's wife, Dorothy Sample Hill; a stepdaughter, Joan Rodgers; a stepson, James J. Rodgers Jr.; three grandchildren, David G. Hill II of Burlington, Vt., Paul S. Hill of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Catherine Hill Jahrling of Lincoln, Mass.; and also survived by eight great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, 384 Fox Chapel Road. The family will receive friends in the atrium of the church following the service. Burial at Homewood Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pittsburgh Symphony Society, the Pittsburgh Opera or Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church.

CAROLYN ANN WALKER LAYMON SEBEK

Carolyn Ann Walker Laymon Sebek, 66, of Mt. Pleasant, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, at her residence. She was surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born May 16, 1933, in Saltlick Township, a daughter of the late Gilbert and Edith Walker Layman, and the late Carl Cavanaugh. She was previously employed as a home health aide by Care Givers of Southwestern Pennsylvania. She was a member of the Clinton Church of God but attended the Mt. Pleasant Church of God. She was a member of the Standard Shaft Ladies Auxiliary. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Domer C. Laymon; a daughter, Cynthia Laymon; and a stepdaughter, Sherry Ann Sebek. Survived by her husband, Robert Sebek Jr.; a son, Domer C. Laymon Jr. and his wife, Pamela, of New Jersey; five daughters, Mrs. Richard (Cheryl) Foor of Berlin, Mrs. Norman (Diana) Herman, Mrs. Michael (Teresa) Richter, and Mrs. Jeffrey (Karen) Geary, all of Normalville, and Mrs. Joseph (Joyce) Hickle III of Fairchance; and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Troy (Jennifer) Neidermeyer of State College. She loved and cherished all of her grandchildren, Brad Foor of Somerset, Heidi Herman Basinger of Meadville, Norman ``Buddy'' Herman, Michael Richter, Charles Richter, Ashley Geary, and Shelby Geary, all of Normalville, Joshua Hickle and Jessica Hickle of Fairchance, Shannon Laymon and Samantha Laymon of New Jersey, and Alex Neidermeyer of State College. Also survived by two brothers, Gilbert Layman of Dickerson Run and Roy Layman of Leisenring; and four sisters, Elizabeth Fulton and Mrs. John (Peggy) Hull, both of Normalville, Mrs. William (Sharon) Shreves of Connellsville, and Mrs. Rick (Mabel) Hull of Lititz, Pa. Friends will be received at the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, Saturday and Sunday from 2 until 9 p.m. Additional viewing will take place Monday in the Mt. Pleasant Church of God from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., the hour of funeral services in the church with the Rev. Charles Yost officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. 


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