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PHOEBE GRAY DAVIS
Phoebe Gray Davis, 83, of West Pittsburgh Street, Scottdale, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 4, 2000, at her residence. Phoebe was born in Vanderbilt, July 10, 1916, a daughter of the late Albert and Bessie Barricklow Gray. Phoebe was a loving mother and grandmother to her family. Years ago, Phoebe was an employee with the former National Distillery at Broadford. She also worked as a secretary with the Dunbar Township High School and served as a receptionist and secretary at the former Aaron's Furniture Store in Connellsville. Phoebe was also noted for being a respected piano teacher in the Scottdale area. She was a longtime member of the Everson Evangelical Church and served faithfully as the church organist for 37 years. She was also a Sunday school teacher of the Friendship Circle Class and served as director of the Youth Choir. Phoebe was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter #383 of Scottdale, where she served as organist for 10 years and was a member of the Advisory Board for International Order of Rainbow for Girls. She graduated from Dunbar Township High School with the Class of 1933 and attended the Uniontown Secretarial School. Phoebe is survived by her loving family, two daughters, Cheryl Swackhamer and her husband, Richard Swackhamer, of Madison, Ohio, and Sue Ann Herd and her husband, Dr. Phillip Herd, of Acme; four grandchildren, Amy and Tyson Swackhamer, and Lauren and Janine Herd; a sister, Lilburn ``Sue'' Martin of Waynesburg; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Phoebe was preceded in death by her devoted husband, M. Arnold Davis on March 10, 1999; and a brother, Lester Gray. Family and friends will be received at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, (724) 887-5300, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert B. Patton officiating. Graveside committal services and interment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery next to her late husband. Family suggests memorials to the Everson Evangelical Church, 412 Painter St., Everson, PA 15631, in memory of Phoebe Davis.

DONALD BLAIR DEEMER 

Donald Blair ``Hat'' Deemer, 46, of Avonmore, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at his home. He was born Oct. 17, 1953, in Salina, a son of Blair V. and Marjorie L. Bortz Deemer of Salina Perrysville Road. He had been employed for 20 years as a roll turner with National Roll in Avonmore. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Survived by his parents; two daughters, Samantha Lynn Augusta and Lindsay Dawn Deemer, both of Avonmore; a sister, Anna Mae Sokolowski and her husband, Dave, of Natrona Heights; two brothers, Robert A. Deemer and his wife, Renisa, of Cape Cod, Mass., and William L. ``Bill'' Deemer and his wife, Virginia, of Salina; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the KELLY L. CORRIDONI FUNERAL HOME LTD., 400 Indiana Ave., Avonmore. Services will be conducted in the funeral home Friday, Jan. 7, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Peter Bortz, pastor of the United Church of Christ, Apollo, officiating. Interment will follow at Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. 

MARY D. DePREE 

Mary D. DePree, 72, of Latrobe, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born Aug. 24, 1927, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late Robert N. and Julia E. Mattioli Colaianne. She was a member of Holy Family Church, Latrobe, and its Rosary Society. She was retired from Dainty Pastry Shoppe, Latrobe, and Mountain View Inn, Greensburg. Survived by her husband of 52 years, William K. DePree; two daughters, Dolores Yazvec and her husband, James, of Youngstown, Pa., and Patty Roudebush and her husband, Kent, of Mt. Pleasant; a brother, Robert J. Colaianne and his wife, Juanita, of Latrobe; three sisters, Gloria Angus, Ermita Carrarini, and Carol Matuszky, all of Latrobe; four grandchildren, Tracey Withrow and her husband, Bill, Renee Hall and her husband, Shawn, Jimmy Yazvec and Ashley Yazvec; four great-grandchildren, Kayla, Brandon, Marissa and Brianna; a number of nieces and nephews; and a special sister-in-law and friend, Lois Bennett of Latrobe. Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Family Church. Interment St. Mary Cemetery, Unity Township. Holy Family Rosary Society will recite the rosary Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in the funeral home. 

CECELIA I. FINFROCK

Cecelia I. Finfrock, 75, of Irwin, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Oct. 8, 1924, in Salemville, Pa., a daughter of the late Raymond and Della Gower Shafer. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Della Manno. She is survived by three sons, William G. Finfrock of Irwin, Donald E. Finfrock Jr. and his wife, Kathy, of Merritt Island, Fla., and Timothy O. Finfrock of Jeannette; a daughter, Holly Connor and her husband, Jim, of Greensburg; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother, Henry Shafer and his wife, Barbara, of Greensburg. 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 11 a.m. with the Rev. Leonard Stoviak officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Clair Cemetery.

LEON S. HADFIELD 

Leon S. Hadfield, 91, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at home. He was born March 14, 1908, in Wilmerding, a son of the late John P. and Martha Jane Snively Hadfield. He was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a master's degree in economics, owner of Leon's Cafe, Larimer, and a member of the Loyal Order Moose Lodge #236, Irwin. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Shoup Hadfield; two brothers, George Buchanan and Robert H. Hadfield; also a sister, Myrtle C. Yorty. He is survived by nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and -nephews. Friends will be received at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. John C. Pressler officiating. Interment will follow at Tidal Cemetery. 

HALLIE N. HELFFERICH

Hallie N. Helfferich, 91, a resident of the St. Anne Home, Greensburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at St. Anne. She was born June 16, 1908, in Unity Township, a daughter of the late Audley S. and Margaret I. (Stump) Helfferich. Prior to retirement in 1973, she worked as a music teacher and music supervisor at the Unity Township and Greater Latrobe school districts. She was a member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Latrobe. She was a former choir director at Prince of Peace, St. James, and Trinity Lutheran churches. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Schaller A. and O. Dale Helfferich; and her sister, Dorothy Gregory. She is survived by a brother, Barney R. Helfferich and wife, Dolores, of Latrobe; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews and great- great-nieces and -nephews. Friends will be received at the GAUT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., Pleasant Unity, Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Friday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. William E. Ordelt Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Jeannette Memorial Park, Penn Township. Family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Prince of Peace Organ Fund, 1325 Mission Road, Latrobe, PA 15650.

MICHAEL KARPESKY 

Michael Karpesky, 79, of Latrobe RD6, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at his home. Born Oct. 24, 1920, in Latrobe, he was a son of the late John and Catherine Dolinska Karpesky. He was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church, Latrobe. Prior to retirement, he had been employed by Latrobe Steel Co. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He was also a member of American Legion Post 515 and White Eagles, both of Latrobe, and Youngstown Firemen's Club. He was an avid gardener. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Karpesky; and a sister, Rose Gibson. He is survived by his wife, Agnes E. (Smith) Karpesky; five sons, Michael A. Karpesky and John A. Karpesky, both of Latrobe, David Karpesky and his wife, Saundra, of Corpus Christi, Texas, Mark Karpesky of Ligonier and Kevin Karpesky of Greensburg; three daughters, Mary Legas and her husband, David, of Latrobe, Agnes Borza of Latrobe and Rose Weaver and her husband, Larry, of Loyalhanna; nine grandchildren, Beth, Jamie, Tina, Jodie, Jason, Bobby, Jonathan, Amber and Connie; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. Parastas service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Panachida service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home, followed by Divine Liturgy at noon in Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church with the Rev. Xavier Elambassery as celebrant. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Unity Township. Military services will be held at 11:15 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home. 

EUGENE WILLIAM KENNEN SR.

Eugene William Kennen Sr., president and chief executive officer of Rybeck Studios and Interior Design of Wheeling, W.Va., died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was 72. A resident of Incline Avenue, Mozart, Wheeling, W.Va., he was born March 3, 1927, in El Dorado, Ark., a son of the late Harold George and June Marie Stephens Kennen. He was a member of the Fourth Street United Methodist Church, Wheeling, and a Navy veteran. He was a member of the American Society of Interior Design. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Irene Lovette Kennen, in 1992; a daughter, Christine Ann, in 1952; three brothers, Harold E.C., Robert D. and Alexander C. Kennen; and a sister, Jeannette Ferguson. Surviving are two sons, Dr. E. William Kennen Jr. and his wife, Michelle, of Jeannette and Dr. J. Michael Kennen of Cleveland, Ohio; two daughters, Diane Lynn Wojewodka and her husband, Fred, of East Stroudsburg, Pa., and Debra Page Dulkerian and her husband, Steve, of Clifton, Va.; a brother, Richard S. Kennen and his wife, Masuko Yamamoto, of Japan; four sisters, Viva M. Charron and her husband, Ray, of Beaver Falls, Rose M. Dayton of Virginia Beach, Va., Betty J. Van Dyne and her husband, John, of Wheeling, W.Va., and Patricia R. Combs and her husband, Clark, of Memphis, Tenn.; and seven grandchildren. Friends will be received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the KEPNER FUNERAL HOME, National Road at Bethany Pike, Wheeling, W.Va., where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Rubert Evans officiating. Interment in Belmont County Memorial Park, St. Clairsville, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

MARY M. BRAGOVICH KOYNOK 

Mary M. Bragovich Koynok, 81, of New Alexandria, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, in Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born May 27, 1918, in New Alexandria, the daughter of the late Michael and Ann Ilarovic Bragovich. She was a housewife and a member of St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church of Crabtree, where she belonged to Fellowship and the Altar and Rosary Society. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, John, George and Joseph. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, John P. Koynok; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the P. DAVID NEWHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church and Washington streets, New Alexandria. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church in Crabtree with the Rev. Father Augustine Flood, O.S.B., as celebrant. Interment will follow in Calvary Hill Cemetery, Unity Township. 

MARGERY J. BENDER LEWIS

Margery J. Bender Lewis, 65, of Level Green, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, in Forbes Regional Health Center, Monroeville. She was born Dec. 23, 1934, a daughter of the late Martin and Violet Young Bender. She was a member of St. Regis Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Speelman. She is survived by her beloved husband, Richard Lewis; four children, Karen Gongaware, Kimberly Miller, Richard J. Miller and Judith Lewis, all of Level Green; a brother, James Bender; and a sister, Judith Larkin, both of Monroeville; also nine grandchildren. Friends will be received at the DAVID A. RITTER FUNERAL HOME, 220 Edgewood Ave., Trafford, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Regis Church.

FRED P. McLUCKIE SR. 

Fred P. McLuckie Sr., 83, former mayor of Charleroi, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000. Mr. McLuckie was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He retired from the Corning Glass Charleroi plant where he was director of safety and security. Mr. McLuckie served for 10 years as a member of the Charleroi Borough Council, and served as mayor of Charleroi for 12 years. He was a member for 15 years and was the former chairman and current vice chairman of the Authority of the Borough of Charleroi. Survivors include his wife, Mary Vavrek McLuckie; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert of Rosslyn Farms and Fred and his wife, Sally, of Washington, D.C.; a son-in-law, James Spangler of Johnstown; and two grandchildren, Ian McLuckie and Lauren Spangler. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Spangler. Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the SCHROCK-HOGAN FUNERAL HOME INC., 226 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in Mary, Mother of the Church, Charleroi. Entombment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Good Angel Fund of Mary, Mother of the Church Parish. 

MARY R. MINESKY 

Mary R. Minesky, 60, of Vandergrift, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, in UPMC Shadyside. Born April 5, 1939, in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of Ruth Miller Callen Ruffner and the late Howard Callen, and had lived in Vandergrift most of her life. She was employed as a cashier at the Ross Grant Avenue Pharmacy in Vandergrift for 12 years. She was a member of the Vandergrift VFW women's dart league and enjoyed fly fishing with her husband and sons. Mrs. Minesky was a member of St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Vandergrift. She was the devoted wife of Ronald S. Minesky for 44 years; loving mother and mother-in-law of James J. and Paula Minesky of State College, Pa., David J. and Pam Minesky of Cranberry Township and Mrs. William (Monica) Holodnik of Penn Hills; and two grandchildren, Andrew and Tressa Holodnik. Additionally, she is survived by her mother, Ruth Ruffner, and a brother, Charles Callen, both of Parks Township. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Louise; a sister, Roberta Bacus; and stepfathers, John Williams and James Ruffner. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the DUNMIRE-KERR FUNERAL HOME, A Golden Rule Member, 244 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift. Funeral Mass will be Thursday at 10 a.m. with Father Thaddeus Rettger as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Gertrude Cemetery, Vandergrift. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Three Rivers Hospice. 

RONALD L. MOORE 

Ronald L. Moore, 66, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, in Forbes Regional Health Center, Monroeville. He was born Feb. 28, 1933, in McKeesport, a son of the late Louis and Vina Connelly Moore. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a shipper by Vista Metals in Greenock. He was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, McKeesport. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and was a member of the White Oak American Legion and the Penns Woods Civic Association. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Edna Engwer, Catherine Johnston and Helen Saunders. He is survived by his wife, Cathryn Drue Bilharz Moore; a son, Ronald L. Moore Jr. of Latrobe; two daughters, Margaret Diane Tancraitor of York and Sandra Ann Weathers of East McKeesport; two brothers, Floyd Moore of North Huntingdon and Louis Moore of White Oak; and four grandsons. Friends will be received at the SHIRLEY-KUKICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Clay Pike, Circleville, North Huntingdon, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Phillip Ashley officiating, followed by interment in Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 241 Fourth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1744. 

TERESA L. MOSCHETTA 

Teresa L. Moschetta, 87, of Penn Hills, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000. Beloved wife of the late Ermin ``Skeets'' Moschetta. Mother of Lorraine Woitas and husband, Richard, of San Diego, Calif., and William Moschetta and wife, Jill, of North Huntingdon. Grandmother of Richard and Deborah Woitas and William and Michael Moschetta. Sister of James Tedesco. Friends will be received Wednesday from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at the CHARLES W. TRENZ FUNERAL HOME INC., 11110 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills, where a service will be held Wednesday at 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. 

WALTER PAMPUS

Walter Pampus, 77, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, in Clewiston, Fla. He was born March 22, 1922, in Essen, Germany, a son of the late Karl and Emma (Laudamacher) Pampus. He was a bricklayer for U.S. Steel (Edgar Thomson Works). He was a U.S. Army veteran during World War II, and a member of the American Legion Post 472, Manor, VFW Post, North Huntingdon, and Disabled American Veterans, Greensburg. He is survived by his wife, Betty (Harper) Pampus; two sons, Kenneth Pampus and wife, Connie, of Irwin and Wayne Pampus of Ravenna, Ohio; a brother, Charles Pampus of Trafford; three sisters, Gertrude Maystrovich of Wendel, Louise Sterns of Tampa, Fla., and Elsie Williams of Ocala, Fla.; two grandsons, Clint and Chad Pampus; and a great-grandchild. 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 chapel with the Rev. Joseph M. Kim officiating. Entombment Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.

MATILDA M. RULLO

Matilda M. Rullo, 80, of Latrobe, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, in Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born Jan. 12, 1919, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late Michael D. and Mary Lapchack Rullo. She was a member of Holy Family Church, Latrobe. Prior to her retirement, she had been employed by American Cyanamid Co., Latrobe. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Michael E. Rullo. She is survived by two sisters, Irene Pedrazzoli of Vero Beach, Fla., and Vilma Demos of Pittsburgh; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. in Holy Family Church. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Unity Township.

JOHN G. SEIGHMAN

John G. Seighman, 92, of Ruffsdale RD1, South Huntingdon Township, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born May 15, 1907, in South Huntingdon Township, a son of the late John and Elizabeth Woods Seighman. He was a retired coal miner and also a small-engine repair mechanic. He was a member of the Barren Run United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Leona Dorman Seighman; three brothers, Charles, Daniel and Harry; and seven sisters, Ada, Blanche, Edna, Aquella, Ellen, Julia, and Sophia. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Survived by two sons, Jack D. Seighman and his wife, Marilyn, and Robert G. Seighman and his wife, Helen, both of Ruffsdale RD1; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Friends will be received Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and 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, Jan. 7, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. James Myers and the Rev. Herbert Peterson co-officiating. Interment Barren Run Cemetery, South Huntingdon Township.

CATHERINE SENUTA 

Catherine Senuta, 81, of Johnstown, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, in Arbutus Park Manor, Johnstown. She was born March 2, 1918, in Conemaugh, a daughter of the late Albert and Gimelly (Toma) Salem. She was also preceded in death by a brother, William Salem. She is survived by her husband, Nicholas Senuta, who described her as the ``best wife and mother in the whole wide world.'' Survivors also include her children, Kathleen and husband, Ronald Keklak, of New Castle and Dr. Nicholas and wife, Mary Ann Sciulli, of Greensburg; brothers and sisters, Norman Salem, Ann Karwowski, Marie Stralko, James Salem and Elizabeth Ghantous, all of Johnstown; and grandchildren, Brian J. Keklak and Nicole Brandin Gray of New Castle, and Megan Senuta and Michael Senuta of Greensburg. Friends will be received Thursday from 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JOHN HENDERSON CO. FUNERAL HOME, 215 Central Ave., Johnstown. Funeral service begins in the funeral home Friday at 1 p.m. and continues immediately afterward at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, Johnstown, with the Rev. Father George Johnson officiating. Interment Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown. Parastas will be sung in the funeral home Thursday at 7:30 p.m. 

FRANK G. THENN 

Frank G. Thenn, of St. Anne Villa, Greensburg, formerly of Monroeville, died Monday, Dec. 27, 1999. Survived by two daughters, Peggy Ann Rombach and Frances C. Charles, and son, Frank Jr. 

CHARLES H. WISSINGER 

Charles H. Wissinger, 77, of Bell Township, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, in IHS at Mountain View, Unity Township. Born May 18, 1922, in Rayne Township, Indiana County, he was a son of the late Ezekel and Myrtle Palmer Wissinger. He lived in Bell Township all of his life. Prior to his retirement in 1987, he had been employed by Lincoln Fabricators in Penn Hills. He was a member of St. Sylvester Roman Catholic Church, Slickville. An avid camper, he was a member of the Good Sam Lucky 13 and Hobo Campers Club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 10 brothers. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Grace Galo Wissinger; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Carol A.) Skowronek of Bell Township; three grandchildren, Michelle Perfetta, Collette Hankey and Scott Skowronek; and three great-grandchildren. Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 100 Owens View Drive, Apollo. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Sylvester Roman Catholic Church, Slickville, with Father Raymond E. Riffle as celebrant. Interment in Westview Cemetery, Avonmore. 

DR. GEORGE J. WRIGHT JR. 

Dr. George J. Wright Jr., on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000. Beloved husband of Helen Griffith Wright. Father of Dr. George J. Wright III of Bangor, Maine, and Dr. David G. Wright of Pittsburgh. Brother of Eleanor Wright Heath of St. Petersburg, Fla. Also survived by six grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday in the Calvary Episcopal Church at 11:30 a.m. with a reception to follow at the church. Interment private. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Francis Medical Foundation, 400 45th St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201. Arrangements by JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS INC., 4900 Centre Ave. at Devonshire Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. 

BULLET YOUNG 

Bullet Young, of Acme, born Jan. 26, 1958, departed this life Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999. Services were held at the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church with the Rev. Bobby Bryer as officiant on Wednesday, Dec. 29, in Texas. Interment was in Columbia Hill Cemetery, Columbia Hill, La. He is survived by his wife, Kelly Marker Young; and their children, a son, Stanley, age 10, Daniel, age 8, Anthony, age 7, Natassia, age 3, and Issac, 19 months. Also twin daughters, Joanie and Famie Young, age 16. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Maxine Young. Also survived by his brothers and sisters, Bill Young and wife, Sheila, Reese Young and her husband, Tom Young, and Clifford Young and his wife, Betty, and Bullet's triplet sisters, Maxine Bess and her husband, Wayne, and Delia Young; and nieces and nephews.

FRANK BOLKO 

Frank Bolko, 77, of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of southern California, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas. He was born June 9, 1922, in Herminie #2, a son of the late Christ and Molly Bolko. During World War II, he served his country as a Merchant Marine in the Mediterranean Sea. Prior to his retirement in 1984, he was employed with Edison Co. in southern California as a troubleshooter and a construction engineer for 36 years, supervising the construction of nuclear hydro and wind energy powered plants in southern California, Nevada and Utah. As chairman of the pension negotiating board, he was instrumental in implementing the pension plan for Edison Co. He was a 60-year member of the Slovene National Benefit Society. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, William and Christy ``Herky.'' Frank is survived by his wife of 30 years, Darlene Bolko; a son, Frank Greg of Oakland, Calif.; three sisters, Anna Mae Feltes of Irwin, Mrs. Robert (Lillian) Albert of Greensburg and Marie Rand of Boston, Mass.; a grandson, Shane Frank of California; and a number of nieces and nephews. Frank was cremated and a full military burial at sea is planned to be held at a future date. 

RUTH L. CONLAN
Ruth L. Conlan, 89, of Greensburg, and formerly of Wilkes-Barre, died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at the Villa Angela, Greensburg. Born in Wilkes-Barre, July 20, 1910, she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Jennie Davis Conlan. She was a graduate of Coughlin High School and West Chester State College. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a teacher at the elementary education level with the Wilkes-Barre Area School District, having taught at Westminster St. School, Lafayette School and Conyngham School. She had been a member of the local, state and national Retired Teachers Associations and had served as both president and vice president of the Wilkes-Barre Area School District Women's Club. Miss Conlan was a life member of St. Stephen's Pro Cathedral, formerly St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre, where in 1972 she was the first woman elected to the Vestry. She had also taught church school for many years, was a member of the Altar Guild, the Women of St. Stephen's, was custodian of the United Thank Offering, a member of the Every Member Canvass Committee, the Fortnightly Club, and had served as chairman of Task Force 3 of the self study survey in the parish. She also was a member of the Wyoming Historical and Geological Society. Surviving are cousins: Mary E. Conlan of Greensburg, John Dempsey of Pinehurst, N.C., and Hugh Dempsey of Greensburg. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. from St. Stephen's Pro Cathedral, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, with the Rev. Canon Donald J. Muller, Rector, officiating. Interment will be in Forty Fort Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the FREDERICK & SNOWDON FUNERAL HOME, 617 Carey Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Endowment Fund at St. Stephen's Pro Cathedral, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

ANGELO L. DiTOMMASO

Angelo L. DiTommaso, 72, of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, in the Wilkinsburg Life Care Hospital. He was born Nov. 17, 1927, in Patton Township, a son of the late John and Sarafina Pugliano DiTommaso. Prior to retirement, he owned and operated Angelo's Ristorante of Irwin, which he founded along with his wife, Dorothy Turkovich DiTommaso, in August of 1955. He was past president of the Pennsylvania Tavern Association. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church of Irwin and the Lincoln Hills Country Club. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, John M. DiTommaso, and two daughters, Denise Miller and her husband, William, and Debbie Huey and her husband, Robert, all of Irwin; three grandchildren, Christian Koury and Angela and Alyssa Huey; a brother, Jay Jay DiTommaso, and a sister, Rose Marie Karish, both of Monroeville; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church. Entombment will follow in New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. Those wishing may contribute to the Immaculate Conception Church Building Fund, 305 Second St., Irwin, PA 15642.

EDITH G. EICHAR 

Edith G. Eichar, 79, of Smithton RD1, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Aug. 19, 1920, in Tarrs, a daughter of the late John J. Sr. and Lydia Smith Cunnard. She was a member of the Barren Run United Methodist Church and was also a member of the Mendon Grange #855. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Orrin M. Eichar Sr., in April 1992; the following brothers and sisters: Leroy, David, Walter, John Jr., a baby brother, Anna, Evelyn, Alice and Rachel; and a granddaughter, Nora Eichar. She is survived by her son, Orrin M. Eichar Jr. and his wife, Lynda, of Scottdale RD1; two daughters, Evelyn and her husband, Laurence Stahl, and Bonnie and her husband, Henry Kelly, both of Smithton RD; the following grandchildren: Orrin III, Daniel, Lyndon and Laura Eichar, Tammy (Stahl) Tokarick and Jeffrey Stahl, Jennifer (Kelly) Moore, Scott Kelly and Roxanne (Kelly) Shaffer; seven great-grandchildren; five sisters, Edna Ganter of Tarrs, Margaret Gibb of Sewickley, Mrs. Wayne (Dorothy) White of Jones Mills, Eileen Kowinsky of Tarrs and Leona Furin of Scottdale; and a brother, William of Mechanicsburg. Friends will be received Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday 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 Saturday, Jan. 8, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. James Myers and the Rev. Herbert Peterson co-officiating. Interment will be in the Barren Run Cemetery, South Huntingdon Township. 

ANNE DOLORES GABANY 

Anne Dolores Gabany, of North Versailles, on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000. Wife of the late Albert S. Gabany. Mother of Mary Carothers of California and Sarah Waters of Georgia. Grandmother of Marilynn Burton, Suzzane Bradley, and Michael Carothers. Great-grandmother of Devon and Connor Burton, and Colin Bradley. Also nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Croatian Fraternal Society, Confraternity of Christian Mothers of St. Helen Church, and a past secretary of Jednota Branch 734. Friends received at the RAYMOND J. YUHAS FUNERAL HOME, Main and Franklin streets, Bessemer Terrace, East Pittsburgh. Visitations Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Helen Church of the Holy Cross Parish. 

GRACE L. GRAY 

Grace L. Gray, 88, of Ligonier, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, in Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born March 22, 1911, in Washington, Pa., a daughter of the late Jesse and Cora Belle Reynolds Chambers. She was a member of the Heritage United Methodist Church and the Ligonier Golden Agers Club. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ross E. Gray, in 1962; two brothers; and two sisters. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Fred (Karen) Squib of Derry and Mrs. John (Vicki) Beaufort of Ligonier; a son, David R. (and his wife, Kathi) Gray of Naples, Fla.; six grandchildren, Kelly Gray, Melissa Eller, Dana Syster, Ann Gray, Melinda and Elizabeth Beaufort; and two great-grandchildren, Mary S. Gray and Sydney Beaufort. Friends will be received at the J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL HOME INC., 144 E. Main St., Ligonier, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Services will be held in the funeral home Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Donald F. Cook and the Rev. David A. Bell co-officiating. Interment in Ligonier Valley Cemetery, Ligonier. 

ETHEL TUCKER HEISS 

Ethel Tucker Heiss, of Squirrel Hill, on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000. Beloved wife of the late Max Harold Heiss. Beloved mother of Kenneth P. and Gail I. Heiss, Rita C. and Albert J. Mellinger, and Ian M. and Saundra Heiss, all of Pittsburgh. Beloved sister of Eva Glick of Boston, Mass., Ann Cole of Seal Beach, Calif., the late Philip Tucker, Joseph Tucker, Max Tucker and Bess Solomon. Beloved grandmother of Aaron M. and Anne Heiss, Laura and Peter Jannis, Elise Mellinger, Leonard Mellinger, Louis Mellinger, Nathan Heiss and Matthew Heiss. Beloved great-grandmother of Paige Mellinger and Jacob Heiss. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Services at RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL INC., 5509 Centre Ave., Shadyside, Friday at 11 a.m. Visitation one hour prior (10-11 a.m.). Interment Torath Chaim Cemetery. 

THE REV. DR. GORDON JACKSON 

A memorial service for the Rev. Dr. Gordon Jackson will be held Saturday, Jan. 22, at 1:30 p.m. at Hiland Presbyterian Church, 845 Perry Highway, Ross Township. 

ZETHEL L. KAYLOR 

Zethel L. Kaylor, 89, of Greensburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, in the Redstone Highlands, Greensburg. She was born April 1, 1910, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Albert and Mary Ellen Burk Phillabaum. She was a graduate of Greensburg High School and Slippery Rock Normal, and taught school before her marriage to Charles E. Kaylor in 1934. Later, she taught released time religious classes and substituted in the Greensburg School District. As a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Greensburg, she was a very active participant. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband; four brothers, Clarence, Lawrence, Arthur and John Phillabaum; and a sister, Mary Ellen Harold. She is survived by her daughter, Connie Vetter and her husband, Bill, of Venetia, Pa.; her son, Charles E. Kaylor Jr. and his wife, Jeanne, of Greensburg; four granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Thelma Whetzel, and a brother, Ronald Phillabaum, both of South Greensburg. There will be no public visitation. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. in the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 246 S. Main St., Greensburg, with the Rev. E. Allen Scanlon and the Rev. Craig T. Hess co-officiating. The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall following the memorial service. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Zethel Kaylor Scholarship Fund for Future Educators, c/o The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County, 111 Station Place, Greensburg, PA 15601. BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, Greensburg, is in charge of arrangements. 

DUANE W. MORRIS

Duane W. Morris, 72, of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, in St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh. He was born July 13, 1927, in McKeesport, a son of the late Duane and Olive Alt Morris. He was a retired employee of Westinghouse Electric Corp., Research and Development, of Wilkinsburg, and a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Ilene H. Miller Morris; three daughters, Candice Ulishney and Pamela Morris, both of Jeannette, and Tracey Anthony of Manor; a son, Duane W. Morris Jr. of North Huntingdon; and four grandchildren. Friends will be received at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with Dan Kaser officiating. Interment will follow in Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon.

LOUIS P. REGONI 

Louis P. Regoni, 71, of Delmont, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Sept. 12, 1928, in White Valley, a son of the late Paul and Bertha M. Smith Regoni. Prior to his retirement, he was employed at Thermal Transfer in Monroeville. He was a member of the St. John Baptist de La Salle Church in Delmont, American Legion Post #18 in Slickville, AMVETS Post #85 in White Valley, and Knights of Columbus Council #4226 in Murrysville. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War era and an avid hunter who thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John B. Regoni, in 1991. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Rose M. Mangery Regoni; and by a number of nieces and nephews. Mr. Regoni's family will receive friends at the JOHN L. BASH FUNERAL HOME, 152 Abbe Place, Delmont, (724) 468-8381, Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-9 p.m. Funeral home hours: Thursday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Friday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. A wake service will be held in the funeral home Friday at 8:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John Baptist de La Salle Church Saturday at 11 a.m. with his pastor, the Rev. William C. McGuirk, as celebrant. A chapel committal service and entombment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. 

WILLIAM B. ROBERTS

William B. Roberts, 68, of Jeannette, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, in the Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. He was born Nov. 8, 1931, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Burl and Anna Strutt Roberts. Prior to retirement, he was a construction supervisor for Bell Telephone. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, having served during World War II. He was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg, Latrobe Elks, and Telephone Pioneers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Lois A. Finn Roberts. He is survived by his second wife, Maureen Howard Roberts of Jeannette; two sons, William D. Roberts of Pleasant Unity and James J. Roberts and his wife, Terry, of Irwin; five daughters, Leatrice Myers, Janet Langford and her husband, Ty, and Colleen Wilkie and her husband, Kevin, all of Jeannette, Erin K. DeCaro and her husband, Joseph, of Lake Worth, Fla., and Jennifer Roberts of Pittsburgh; 11 grandchildren; two brothers, John ``Riley'' Roberts of Mansfield, Ohio, and Lyle ``Moe'' Roberts of Pittsburgh; three sisters, Alice Beiswinger of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Anna Walsh and her husband, Richard, of Murrysville, and Lila Hoehl and her husband, Robert, of Phoenixville; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg. Interment will follow in the Greensburg Catholic Cemetery.

HELEN C. (MALAGO) SKELOSKI

Helen C. (Malago) Skeloski, 82, of San Miguel, Calif., formerly of Wyano, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at home. She was born July 24, 1917, in Yukon, a daughter of the late Steven L. and Elizabeth Franks Malago. She was a member of Seven Dolors Roman Catholic Church, Yukon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley J. Skeloski, in 1985; and a brother, John Malago. She is survived by a daughter, Janice Stovall of San Miguel, Calif.; two grandsons, Christopher Matey of Massachusetts and Jeffrey Matey of California; a sister, Ruth Franicola, and brother, Edward Malago, both of California. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Jan. 8, at 10 a.m. in Seven Dolors Roman Catholic Church, Yukon, with the Rev. Paul R. Stivason as celebrant. Interment in Seven Dolors Cemetery. J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., West Newton, in charge of arrangements.

JOSEPH E. SMITH

Joseph E. Smith, 84, of Jeannette, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000. He was born Dec. 14, 1915, in Turtle Creek, a son of the late Joseph and Arminta Laura (Cressley) Smith. He was a retired manufacturing employee from Westinghouse, East Pittsburgh. He was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Advent. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Loretta Klingensmith Smith, in 1955; his second wife, Pauline Sipes Smith, in 1971; four brothers, Albert, Wilbur, Howard, and Roy Smith; and three sisters, Hazel Hott, Esther Eves, and Helen Williams. Survived by his wife, Marie (Testa) Smith; a son, Joseph Smith Jr. and wife, Gloria, of Sumter, S.C.; two stepsons, Kenneth Sipes and Arthur Blasco and wife, Joanne, of Harrison City; two stepdaughters, Rose Marie Gaudi and husband, Jerry, of Jeannette and Ruthanne Busato and husband, John, of Jeannette; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Pershing Smith of Chatsworth, Calif.; a sister, Pearl McElroy of Penn Hills; and several nieces and nephews. 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 in the funeral home chapel Friday at 1:30 p.m. with Father Joseph Martin officiating. Interment Brush Creek Cemetery.
 

 William B. Uschock 
 
WILLIAM B. USCHOCK

William B. Uschock, 77, of Greensburg RD5, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, at home. He was born Dec. 8, 1922, in Weltytown, Pa., a son of the late Wassil and Barbara Kovacsik Uschock. He was a member of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, Trauger, a 1941 Hurst High School graduate, a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre, and also a member of the 20th Air Force Guam Group. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a machinist for the Pennsylvania Railroad and also was owner/operator of the Uschock Furniture Store. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by the following brothers and sisters: Anna, Mary, Steve, and Mary Uschock, Michael Uschock, Julia Krivoniak, Anna Mizikar, Peter Uschock, and Catherine Argie; and a son-in-law, Peter M. Glott. Beloved husband of 54 years to Irene Johnson Uschock; and the loving father of the following children: William Michael Uschock and his wife, Carolyn, of Greensburg RD2, Irene Diane Santmyer and her husband, James, of Mt. Pleasant RD4, Patricia Jane Glott of Greensburg, David Ryan Uschock of New Stanton, and Richard Alan Uschock and his wife, Valerie, of Greensburg; eight grandsons, Michael, Gregory, Jason, Craig, Nicholas, Jim, Joshua, and Nicholas; and four granddaughters, Jennifer, Regina, Jillian, and Rebecca; and three sisters, Barbara Sylvester of Pleasant Unity, Sophie Segreti of Pittsburgh and Josephine Lawrence of Bolivar. Friends will be received at the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, Norvelt, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Panachida service will be held in the funeral home Saturday at 9:15 a.m., followed by Divine Liturgy to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church with the Rev. Christopher R. Burke as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Trauger. Military graveside service will be accorded by the AMVETS Post 94 of United and the Armbrust Veterans. A Parastas service will be held in the funeral home Friday at 7:30 p.m. Sandra L. Hoffer, funeral director.

JOHN HENRY WINKLE

John Henry Winkle, 58, of Kittanning, on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000. Son of Eleanor (Chambers) Winkle of Monroeville and the late James M. Winkle. Brother of James M. Winkle of Greenville, Pa., Earl N. Winkle of Pitcairn, and Vivian Lee Hinerman of Monroeville. Also survived by several aunts and uncles. NO VISITATION. Arrangements by the WM. O. PEARCE FUNERAL HOME INC., Pitcairn.


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