|Grace Mae Berry Farrington, 66, died Feb. 22, 2000,
at home in Leetsdale.
She was born in Rochester, Pa., on April 22, 1933, to the late Raymond
N. Berry and Mabel Graham Berry.
She is survived by her husband, Edward A. Farrington; sons, Edward
H. Farrington of Castle Shannon and Raymond N and his wife Marian Farrington
of Coraopolis; grandson, Joshua C. Farrington; three brothers, Arthur L.
Berry of Rochester, Pa., Alva T. Berry of Willingboro, N.J., and Richard
E. Berry of Columbus, Ohio; four sisters, Marjorie J. Starr of Sewickley,
Donna M. Stewart of Pittsburgh, Brenda L. Johnson of Evanston, Ill., and
Rosemary Burton of Coraopolis; and three sisters-in-law, Rose and Alice
Berry of Rochester, Pa., and Gloria Berry of Willingboro, N.J.
She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews and many friends.
Mrs. Farrington was once employed by Traders Jewelry Store in Sewickley.
She belonged to the Triumph Baptist Church of Sewickley.
She was a graduate of Rochester High School.
A service was held at the Triumph Baptist Church. Interment was in
Richard D. Cole Funeral Home of Sewickley handled funeral arrangements.
William Robinson Richards, 59, died at home in Newbury Port,
Mass., on May 20, 2000.
He was born in Pittsburgh to Althea Robinson Gorman and the late Charles
He attended Sewickley Academy, graduated from the Berkshire School
and Babson Institute.
He is survived by his wife, Pamela Bates Richards; two daughters, Stacy
Richards Gallant and Melanie Alexander Richard; and a son, Charles Snowdon
A private service will be held at a later date.
William Emerson Schroeder, 87, of Amelia Island, Fla., died on
May 22, 2000. He was formerly from Fox Chapel.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Margaretta Wood Oliver; four
children, William Emerson Schroeder Jr. of Wayland, Md.; Augustus Oliver
Schroeder of Fox Chapel;, Margaretta Wood Schroeder of Gibsonia, Pa.; and
Mary Schroeder Eichenlaub of Saxonburg, Pa.; seven grandchildren, as well
as two brothers, Frank Canfield Schroeder Jr. and A. Reed Schroeder of
He was preceded in death by his brother, John Slack Schroeder.
Mr. Schroeder was born in Sewickley on Sept. 1, 1912, and attended
Sewickley Academy, Phillips Academy, Andover and Princeton University,
Class of '34.
After college, he worked in the oil fields of West Virginia, Michigan
In August of 1925, Mr. Schroeder became the youngest Eagle Scout in
America with the honor of going to Washington to shake the hand of President
Coolidge. He was a member of Troop 2 sponsored by St. James Church in Sewickley.
During WWII, he served with the Counter Intelligence Corps in New York
City during 1942-43 with the rank of Staff Sargent.
In 1944, Mr. Schroeder was transferred to Australia and after training,
went into the Pacific Theater Forces to New Guinea and the Philippines.
In the spring of 1945, he received a field promotion to 2nd Lieutenant,
was discharged and returned to Pittsburgh.
In 1946, he was one of the four brothers who founded Schroeder Brothers
(now Schroeder Industries).
The company continues in its initial business of manufacturing and
distributing mining machinery and industrial oil filters. Schroeder Industries
is located in McKees Rocks. He retired as president in 1970.
Mr. Schroeder had a life-long interest in nature, particularly birds.
While living in Fox Chapel, he was very active in developing parks
and park programs in the borough.
Later in Florida and up until his death, he was an active supporter
of the Audubon Society.
While living in Fox Chapel, he was a member of the vestry of the Fox
Chapel Episcopal Church.
Mr. Schroeder had an indomitable spirit that brought him many friends
wherever he lived.
Funeral services were held on Amelia Island, Fla.
A memorial service in the Pittsburgh area will be announced later .
Memorials gifts may be made to the American Red Cross.
Anna C. Bean, 64, of Lower Fredrick Township died Nov. 25, 2000.
Born Dec. 30, 1935, in Monroeville, she was the daughter of Christine
Foland Edwards of Norristown and the late William Edwards. She was a dietary
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her children, Christine,
Carole, Harold, Walter II and Richard Bean; and four grandchildren. Friends
were received at Jobe Funeral Home. Inter-ment was at Church Hill Cemetery.
Howard Berkins Jr., 67, of Monroeville died Nov. 30, 2000, at
Woodhaven Care Center.
Born in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Howard L. Berkins Sr. Mr. Berkins
was a retired chemist with Jones&Laughlin.
In addition to his father, he is survived by his brother, Gil Berkins.
Arrangements were handled by Gene H. Corl Funeral Home. Services were
at North American Martyrs Church with the Rev. Francis Murhammer officiating.
Interment was at New St. Joseph Cemetery.
John W. Lau, 38, of Knoxville, Tenn., formerly of North Huntingdon,
died Dec. 1, 2000, in University Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Born July 27, 1962, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Frederick and
Sue Walter Lau of North Huntingdon. Mr. Lau was a senior systems software
engineer with Scientific Applications International Corp. He was a member
of Westside Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville.
A 1981 Norwin and 1986 University of Pittsburgh graduate, he was an
Eagle Scout and member of Sports Car Clubs of America where he formerly
raced in State College, Pa.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Pamela Webb
Lau; sons, Benjamin and David Lau; a brother, James Lau and his wife, Bonni;
nieces Kristi and Megan Lau; and grandmothers, Lois Davis and Grace Armstrong.
Friends were received at Shirley-Kukich Funeral Home. Services will
be 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Thomas
Rhodes officiating. Memorial contributions are suggested to a fund for
the Lau sons in care of Pam Lau, 540 Leger Rd., North Huntingdon, Pa. 15642.
Maurice F. Repetio, 83, of Monroeville died Nov. 29, 2000, at
St. Francis medical Center. Born in Genoa, Italy, he was a retired craneman
Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Repetio; his children, Betty Ciccone
and Marie Eror; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at Gene H. Corl Funeral Home. Services were at
St. Bernadette Church. Interment was at St. Marys Cemetery.
Lillian Sharp of Monroeville died Dec. 3, 2000. She was preceded
in death by her daughter, V. Andrea Hill; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at Gene H. Corl Funeral Home. Interment was at
Albert S. Svantner, 82, of North Braddock died Nov. 28, 2000.
Born Feb. 21, 1918, in Braddock, he was the son of Michael and Barbara
Guzma Svantner. Mr. Svantner was a retired worker at U.S. Steel, Edgar
Thomson Works. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member
of Good Shepherd Church, VFW, American Legion d frequent visitor to Braddock
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary
Surviving are his children, Marlene O'Malley, Donna Leicht and Myron
Svantner; and four grandchildren, Danny, Brian, Derek and Melanie.
Friend were received at Ronald V. Lucas Funeral Home. Mass was at Good
Shepherd Church. Interment was at Holy Trinity Cemetery, West Mifflin.
Michele M. "Micki" Phelps, 29, of McKees Rocks died suddenly
on Sept. 6, 2000.
She was born in Sewickley on April 12, 1971, a daughter of Ruth Ann
(O'Rourke) Mixter of Coraopolis and Jeffrey Polk of Ambridge.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her children, April,
Kristen and Aaron; a brother, Douglas Mixter of Findlay; and grandparents
Mr. and Mrs. C.D. O'Rourke of Moon and Mr. and Mrs. Norman Polk of Florida.
Friends were received at Copeland's Coraopolis Funeral Home, where
services were held with Pastor Dr. Jeffrey Sterling of the Coraopolis Methodist
Interment is in Sewickley Cemetery.
William Snyder, 87, a lifelong resident of Coraopolis, died September
12, 2000 at Autumn Lane in Aliquippa.
He was born in Yeagertown, Pa. September 5, 1913, a son of the late
Paul H. and Katherine (McIlvine) Snyder.
He retired in 1978 after working 42 years for Codo Manufacturing Co.
in Leetsdale. He was Methodist by faith.
He is survived by his beloved friend, Elizabeth "Lib" F. Wood; his
close friend Norma J. Cassel of Lithopolis, Ohio, and her children: Craig,
Connie, Laura, and Rachel.
He is also survived by his sister, Ella Mae Goetz of Canadohta Lake,
He was preceded in death by his brother, Charles J. Snyder.
Friends were received at Copeland's Coraopolis Funeral Home, where
a service was also held with the Reverend Dr. Jeffrey Sterling officiating.
Burial was in the Coraopolis Cemetery.
Beverly J. Bailey, 75, of Sewickley, died at Forbes Hospice on
Oct. 5, 2000.
She was born to the late James A. and Christine Murray Bailey Sr. on
Nov. 7, 1925, in Sewickley.
Ms. Bailey retired after 43 years from Bell Atlantic, where she worked
in the Pittsburgh and Sewickley offices.
She was a member of the Sewickley Baptist Church.
She is survived by one brother, James A. Bailey Jr. of Cranberry Township,
one nephew, two nieces and 10 great-nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held at the Richard D. Cole Funeral Home, 328 Beaver
Interment followed at Sewickley Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested in her name to the Forbes Hospice, 6655 Frankstown
Road, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Richard Frederick Boyd, 76, of Medina, Ohio, died Sept. 30, 2000,
in his home.
He was born Sept. 19, 1924, in Sewickley to the late Dr. Charles W.
Boyd and Minnie (Mohrhoff). He was a Medina County resident for 12 years.
He was a member of Granger United Methodist Church, enjoyed wood working
and gardening, and was a 1949 graduate from Geneva College.
Mr. Boyd served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and the
He was a sales rep for General Foods for 31 years.
He is survived by his wife, Lorraine M.(Miller); daughter and son-in-law,
Cynthia L. and Lawrence Chlebina; daughter, Janice B. Shultz; and grandchildren,
Kelly A. and Adam C. Wiggins, Jordan B., Jillian H. and Morgan L. Shultz,
and Ben T. and Scott M. Chlebina, all of Medina.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Charles, Dr. William and James
E. Boyd; and sisters, Emily Atkins and Mary McDonald.
A service was held at Granger United Methodist Church in Medina with
the Rev. Clark F. Stein officiating.
Burial was in the Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Medina
County, 797 N. Court St., Medina, Ohio 44256, or the American Cancer Society,
3250 W. Market St., Suite 304, Akron, Ohio.
Waite & Son Funeral Homes, Medina Chapel, Medina, Ohio, was in
charge of arrangements.
Julie Ann Cottom, 103, of Sewickley, died at Mariner Health Center
in Moon Township on Oct. 3, 2000.
Cottom, the oldest of 14 children, was born on Dec. 13, 1897, to the
late Harvey D. Cottom Sr. and Elizabeth Kirk.
At one time, Mrs. Cottom had worked for several families in Sewickley
as a domestic and also as a cook.
She was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church in Sewickley, where
she was known as the "mother" of the church. She had also been quite active
as a nurse at the church.
She was preceded in death by one son, Charles William (Sonny) Cottom,
She is survived by three sisters, Nellie Sims of Aliquippa, Maria Temple
of Cleveland, and Alice Brown of Sewickley; and 10 grandchildren and several
A funeral service was held at the Antioch Baptist Church.
Interment followed at Sewickley Cemetery.
Arrangements were made by Richard D. Cole Funeral Home, 328 Beaver
Harry M. Crow Jr., 78, of Sewickley, died on Oct. 8, 2000, at
Allegheny General Hospital.
Friends will be received today (Wednesday) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to
9 p.m. in the Richard D. Cole Funeral Home, 328 Beaver St., Sewickley.
A funeral service will be held on tomorrow at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen's
Episcopal Church, Frederick and Broad streets, Sewickley.
He was born on Sept. 2, 1922, in Pittsburgh to the late Harry M. Crow
Sr. and Alline Reed Crow.
Mr. Crow had served as an administrator at Allegheny General Hospital
and Allegheny Singer Research Institute.
He was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Sewickley.
He also was an active member of the Sewickley Senior Men's Club and
at one time served as the treasurer.
He was a member of the Beaver Lakes Country Club, the Penn Brotherhood
F.&A.M. #635 in Penn Hills.
He was a veteran of WWII, an alumni of West Virginia University, and
at one time served on the board of the Valley Ambulance Authority.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth M. Ziots Crow (Betty) and children
John Proctor Crow of Guttenburg, N.J.; Robert Crow and his wife Betsy Waters
of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Keith Crow and his wife Beth Berti of Virginia
Beach, Va.; Virginia Crow Nagle and her husband Bruce Nagle of Moon Township;
and Elizabeth Crow Soloman III and her husband Edward Soloman III of Shadyside.
He is also survived by nine grandchildren.
Interment will be in Berkley Springs Cemetery, Berkley, W.Va., at 2
p.m. on Friday.
Family suggests that memorials be made to St. Stephen's Church or to
the American Lung Association
M.O. "Slim" Harvey, 92, formerly of Sewickley Hills, died Oct.
1, 2000, at Ruby Memorial West Virginia University Hospital in Morgantown,
Born on April 22, 1908, in West Virginia, he was the son of the late
Olan Love Harvey and Lillian Wolfe Harvey Cassidy.
He was a graduate of Rowlesburg High School in West Virginia and a
veteran of WWII. He served throughout the South Pacific as a Navy Sea Bee.
He retired from Bethlehem Steel Corp. in Leetsdale in the early 1970s.
He was also a life-long member of the Disabled American Veterans Association.
He is survived by two sons, James W. Harvey of Oakland, Md., and John
R. Harvey and spouse Denise L. Harvey of Sewickley.
He is also survived by three grandchildren, Leigh Anne Harvey of Baden,
Pa., Tricia L. Matthews and spouse John "Buddy" Matthews of Rochester,
Pa., and Evan J. Harvey, and one great-grandchild, Alyson L. Matthews.
Also surviving are his former wife and friend, Louise V. Harvey of
Friendsville, Md.; one sister and spouse, Marjorie "Toots" and E.C. Herendeen
of Zephyrhills, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by by one brother, Albrich "Todge" Harvey,
and one sister, Hilda DeWitt.
The family suggests memorials to the American Lung Association.
In honor of his wishes, there will be no memorial service.
Elanor Murphy Shaffer, 94, formerly of Chippewa Township, died
Sept. 19, 2000, in the Mariner Care Home in Moon Township.
She was born Jan. 27, 1906, in Beaver Falls to the late Edward J. and
She was a past member of the Chippewa Women's Club and a member of
the Chippewa United Methodist Church for the last 51 years.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Gerry Fisher of
Sewickley; a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Barbara Shaffer of Darlington,
Pa.; three grandchildren - Lynn and husband Kirk Anderson of Cranberry,
Pam and her husband Nick Kruschke of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and Dave Fisher
and his wife Kristin of Cranberry.
She is also survived by four great-grandchildren, Berkley, Hanna, Troy
and Cole; and a brother, Dr. Ken Murphy of Columbiana, Ohio.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,
Charles W. Shaffer in 1969, and two brothers, Edward and Raymond Murphy.
Campbell's Chippewa Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Delores Berkopec Wiltman, of Sewickley Heights Borough, died
Sept. 30, 2000.
She was the mother of Barbara Rupert of Cambridge Springs, Pa., and
James R. Wiltman of Sewickley; and sister of Mary Ann Rabick of McCandless
Wiltman was grandmother of Carly Rupert, and Stephanie, Von and Fritz
Wiltman; and a dear friend to Renee Tobias.
Interment was private.
Family suggests contributions to the Beaver County Humane Society,
Route 18, Monaca, Pa. 15061.
Arrangements were made by Simmons Funeral Home of Pittsburgh.
Dorothy H. Robinson, formerly of Sewickley and Glen Osborne,
died Sept. 25, 2000, in Belleair Beach, Fla., at the age of 92.
She was born Dorothy Halliwell in Carnegie and was brought up in Wheeling,
She attended West Virginia University. She married Earl C. Davis and
lived in Moon Township.
From 1949 to 1961, she was secretary to the late Clifford Nichols,
headmaster of the Sewickley Academy. She attended evening classes at The
University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University, earning a degree in elementary
education, and from 1962 until her retirement in 1972, taught first grade
at the academy.
She and William A. Robinson were married in May of 1971, and until
his death in 1996, the couple lived on Beaver Road in Glen Osborne.
Dorothy leaves two sons, William C. Davis of Belleair Beach, Fla.,
and Earl C. Davis, Jr.. of Sherborn, Mass.; two daughters, Joanne Kohler
of Mt. Lebanon and Judith C. Davis of Sherborn, Mass.;10 grand children;
and 9 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Warrendale
at 10 a.m. on Monday Oct. 30.
Interment will be at Sewickley Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, gifts to the Alzheimer's Association will be appreciated.
Lillian Marie (Boots) Tappe Stoeckle, 69, of Leet Township, died
Oct. 12, 2000, at Sherwood Oaks.
She was born Dec. 31, 1930, in Pittsburgh to the late Edward and Lillian
Ms. Stoeckle was a teachers aid at Quaker Valley School District.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Stoeckle, and six children:
Mark Stoeckle of Boston; Michael Stoeckle of Tampa, Fla.; Kathie Gautille
of Dallas; Eileen Bastidas of Sewickley; Craig Stoeckle of New Bradfort,
Conn.; and Brian Stoeckle of Denver.
She is also survived by one brother, Richard Tappe, and sister, Peggy
Antal, both of Pittsburgh, and 15 grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. James Catholic Church.
Interment followed in St. James Catholic Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to Msgr. Must Scholarship Fund.
Arrangements were made by Richard. D. Cole Funeral Home, 328 Beaver
Patsy Vescio Jr., age 59, a life-long resident of Moon Township.,
died suddenly on Tuesday, Oct. 10, in Sewickley Valley Hospital.
He was born in Sewickley on Nov. 29, 1940.
Mr. Vescio was a member of St. Margaret Mary Church.
He was employed for 12 years with Michael Baker Inc. as an electrical
Mr. Vescio designed the lighting for both the Pittsburgh and Dulles
International airports, as well as oversaw the installations.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Cynthia (Paladina) Vescio; mother,
Mary Vescio of Sewickley; loving children: Stephen P. Vescio and wife Jennifer
of Fairhaven, Mass.; Michael J. Vescio and fiancee Lisa of Moon Township;
Matthew Paladina of Moon Township; sister, Mary Jane Ferrer of Ambridge;
and three brothers, Frank J. Vescio of Center township, Louis O Vescio
of Virginia Beach, Va., and William Vescio of Sewickley.
He was preceded in death by his father, Patsy Vescio, Sr. and his brother
Visitation was held at Copeland's -Moon Township, 981 Broadhead Road.
Funeral Mass was held in St. Margaret Mary Church with father John
Burial followed in St. James Cemetery, Sewickley.
Willets Boyd died in Sewickley Valley Hospital on Nov. 21, 2000,
after a short illness.
Born in Sewickley, she attended Sewickley Academy, Miss Porter's School,
the University of Florence and Columbia University.
During World War II, she served as a civilian overseas with the Office
of Strategic Services (OSS).
On her return from the war, she lived in New York as a writer. Two
of her books -"Never Give the Heart" and "Sting of Glory" - were published
by Random House.
In 1954, she married William Boyd Jr., and they returned to Pittsburgh
where he served as senior vice president of Pittsburgh National Bank. They
lived in Sewickley and Florence, Italy, where they purchased and remodeled
a 15th century farmhouse.
Mrs. Boyd was a member of the Women's Committee of The Carnegie Institute,
the Advisory Committee of the Pittsburgh Symphony Association, the Board
of Trustees of the Pressley Ridge Schools, the Garden Club of Allegheny
County, the Allegheny Country Club and The Presbyterian Church of Sewickley.
She is survived by her husband; her daughter, Spencer Boyd, of Chester,
Conn.; and her granddaughter, Beatrice Boyd Bradley.
Funeral services were private with burial in Belmont, N.Y.
Memorials may be made to the Women's Committee, The Carnegie Institute,
4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
A memorial service for Barbara Reipe Donner will be held tomorrow
(Thursday) at 11 a.m. at Christ Church at Grove Farm, 249 Duff Road, Ohio
Mrs. Donner, age 75, a Sewickley resident since 1959, died on Nov.
21, 2000, at her home.
She was born on Feb. 17, 1925, in Centerville, Iowa, to the late Edgar
and Norma (Wilson) Reipe.
She was the wife of Frederick H. Donner and the mother of John Poister
of Sewickley; Diana Beeson of Athens, Ohio; and Geoffrey Poister of Lynn,
She was the proud grandmother of Julie Wieder, Jack Beeson, Ben Beeson
and Sean Poister. She was the sister of Jeanne Ervin of Iowa City, Iow;
and Richard Reipe of Bakersfield, Calif.
Mrs. Donner was a homemaker.
Memorial may be sent in her name to the church.
Arrangements were made by Copeland's Sewickley-Irvine Chapel.
Jeremiah M. "Jerry" Gleason, 72, of Coraopolis on Nov. 20, 2000.
Born on Jan. 6, 1928, in Chicago, he was born to the late Thomas and
Nora (Dillion) Gleason.
Mr. Gleason died at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in
He is survived by his wife Virginia (Cook) Gleason, of Coraopolis;
three daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and her husband, Michael McHugh
of Fairmont, W.Va., Virginia and her husband Ron Kunz of Coraopolis, Deborah
and her husband George Beitler of Plum Boro.
He is also survived by sister Noreen Deery of Chicago; brother Thomas
Gleason Jr. of Florida; and three grandsons, Jeremy & Timothy Beitler
and Mike McHugh.
He lived in Coraopolis for the last 20 years. He was a member of St.
James Catholic Church in Sewickley.
Mr. Gleason was a WWII US Navy Veteran, a member of Leetsdale VFW Post
3372 and Sewickley Moose Club.
He retired in 1994 from Hussey Cooper as a security guard after 20
years of service.
Memorial contributions may be made to McGuire Memorial Home Foundation,
2119 Mercer Road, New Brighton, PA 15006.
Paul G. Walker, of Sewickley, died on Nov. 23, 2000, at Allegheny
Born in Greene County on Aug. 17, 1932, to the late Don and Mary Smith
Walker, he worked in Allegheny County as a mounted policeman for 28 years
Mr. Walker was a member of St. James Roman Catholic Church in Sewickley,
the Sewickley Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion Post #4
He is survived by his wife, Virginia (Ginger) Brancato Walker; three
children, Paul G. Walker Jr. and Martin J. Walker, both of South Park,
and Andrew Kelly of Mt. Lebanon; one sister, Eileen Hines of Carnegie;
and five grandchildren, Danielle, Maura, Corey and Martin Walker, and Ryan
He is also survived by anephew Robert Kumpf and several other nieces
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother,
The fraternal order of police held a service in the Richard J. Cole
Funeral Home on Sunday evening.
Interment was in St. James Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials in his name may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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