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|JANE L. ANSTIS
Jane L. Anstis, of Brighton Heights, on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000. Beloved wife of Albert E., mother of Cynthia L. and husband, Harvey Holecy, Eileen L. Anstis, and Paul A. and wife, Georgie Anstis. Grandmother of P. Alan, Mark A., Scott C. and Todd J. Anstis. Great-grandmother of Kaylie J. Anstis. Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday only at the THOMAS P. KUNSAK FUNERAL HOME INC., 3552 California Ave. at Davis Avenue, Brighton Heights, where services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment in Union Dale Cemetery.
GEORGE C. BERGMAN
George C. Bergman, 91, of Irwin, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, in Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 22, 1908, in North Huntingdon, a son of the late Martin and Augusta Anderson Bergman. He was a retired employee of Gongaware Bus Lines, North Huntingdon. He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Irwin, Shidle Lodge 601 F&AM, Irwin, and the Antique Automotive Club of America, National and Western Regions. He was a graduate of the Western Pennsylvania Horological Institute and a member of the National Association of Watch and Clock, National and Allegheny Regions. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Emil Bergman and Raymond Bergman; and two sisters, Helen Kemerer and Irene Robb. He is survived by his wife, Thelma Kline Bergman; a niece, Doris Bergman Chadima of Irwin; and a nephew, Daryl Kemerer of Prospect, Pa. Friends will be received at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Norman E. Nething officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. Shidle Lodge 601 F&AM will hold services Thursday at 8 p.m. in the funeral home.
JOHN D. BETKER
John D. Betker, 56, of Hunker RR1, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. Born April 16, 1943, in Mount Pleasant, he was a son of the late John D. and Alma G. Bowman Betker. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Mount Pleasant. He was employed as a coordinator by Westmoreland County Community College of Youngwood. He served in the U.S. Army. He was also a member of American Legion Post 446, an honorary member of the Sheriff's Association, and did charity work for the American Heart Association. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Joyce Hower Betker; his two daughters, Susan Gergas and her husband, Mark, of Mount Pleasant and Bobbi Jo Betker Corvin and her husband, Bart, of Scottdale; two grandchildren, Zachary and Abigail Gergas; a brother, Fred Collins of Mount Pleasant; and seven sisters, Gloria Zelmore and her husband, Emerson, of Mount Pleasant, Doris Bowman and her husband, Frank, of Ruffsdale, Diane Zufall of Laurelville, Darlene McConnell and her husband, Richard, of Mount Pleasant, Shirley Ulery and her husband, Gary, of Fairmont, W.Va., Noretta Escareno, and Colleen McElfresh and her husband, Robert, all of Mount Pleasant. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert K. Collins and Ronald A. Collins; and a sister, Joyce Elaine Collins. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at GALONE-CARUSO'S, 204 Eagle St., Mount Pleasant, where services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jim B. Liston officiating. Interment in Middle Presbyterian Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Township.
EDWARD L. CLIFFORD
Edward L. ``George'' Clifford, 84, of North Ridgeville, Ohio, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000. He was born in Pittsburgh. He is survived by his son, Rob; a daughter, Edie O'Connell; four grandchildren; and a brother, Jerome. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann; three brothers; and two sisters. Services will be Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the DAVID BOGNER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 36625 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville, Ohio.
MARGARET K. MOYER CURNOW
Margaret K. Moyer Curnow, 85, of Irwin, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, in the Baldock Health Care Centre, North Huntingdon. She was born Nov. 9, 1914, in Hempfield Township, a daughter of the late John and Elsie Smith Moyer. She was a retired cafeteria employee of the Norwin School District. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Irwin, and the F.O.E. Aerie 1671 Ladies Auxiliary, Irwin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Curnow. She is survived by a son, Kenneth L. Curnow of North Huntingdon; four grandchildren, Kenneth, Christine, Cynthia and Matthew Curnow; three great-grandchildren, Ethan, Ashley and Megan Curnow; and a brother, Clarence Moyer of Florida. 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 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Robert C. Hill officiating. Interment will follow in Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon.
ETHEL BUTLER GARRIS
Ethel Butler Garris, 85, of Greensburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born March 30, 1914, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Joseph N. Butler and Nora Agnes Smith Butler. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Greensburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William F. Garris; her sons, Joseph and Thomas Garris; a son-in-law, Lawrence Schuck; brothers, Joseph and Isaac; and sister, Isabelle. Surviving are her children, Robert R. Garris and wife, Laura Kay, of Greensburg, Agnes L. Nelson and husband, Kenneth, of New Stanton, and Catherine L. Willcox and husband, Timothy, of Greensburg. Also survived by grandchildren, Lawrence Schuck and wife, Teresa, and Timothy and Cynthia Schuck; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 N. Main St., Greensburg, from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Services will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Robert C. Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in St. Clair Cemetery, Hempfield Township. Memorial contributions to the First United Methodist Church.
ROBERT C. HENRY
Robert C. Henry, 86, of Pleasant Hills, formerly of Brentwood, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000. Beloved husband of Myrtle G., loving father of Walter L. of Ben Avon, Katherine Sczymanski of Wisconsin, Robert J. of Hookstown, and William F. of Clinton. Beloved son of the late Walter L. and Laura. Beloved brother of Leo, Mary Clare and the late Eugene. Also survived by nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Friends received at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral prayer Friday morning at 9:15. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Elizabeth Church at 10 a.m.
CAROLYN E. HOUCK
Carolyn E. Houck, 56, of 9262 Bonaparte Drive, S.W., Calabash, N.C., formerly of Pittsburgh, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center, Wilmington, N.C. Mrs. Houck is survived by her husband, Thomas Houck of Calabash, N.C.; her father, Michael J. Porado of Pittsburgh; two daughters, Cindy L. Stauffer of Orlando, Fla., and Deanna C. D'Andrea of North Huntingdon; a brother, Michael J. Porado of Murrysville; two stepdaughters; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center, 725 A Wellington Ave., Wilmington, NC 28401. Arrangements by CAPE FEAR CREMATORY, Fayetteville, N.C.
IRENE A. KRINOCK
Irene A. Krinock, 76, of Latrobe, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, in Latrobe Area Hospital. Born Nov. 24, 1923, in Connellsville, she was a daughter of the late Joseph J. and Sophia Karaffa Karaffa. She was a member of St. Mary's Byzantine Church and its Ladies Guild. The retired owner and operator of the former Irene's Beauty Shop in Latrobe, she had also been employed by Kaufmann's at Westmoreland Mall. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy M. Karaffa; and a brother, Desideri Joseph Karaffa. She is survived by her husband, Elias R. Krinock; a son, Robert J. and wife, Pam Krinock, of Houston, Texas; a daughter, Cynthia I. and husband, Douglas Taylor, of Kimberton, Pa.; a brother, Eugene Dale and wife, Ada Karaffa, of Orchard Park, N.Y.; two sisters, Clara and husband, Robert Skurla, of Charlotte, N.C., and Diane and husband, James Dietzen, of Blairsville; and three grandchildren, Sarah N. Krinock, John M. Krinock and Jason D. Taylor. Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. Parastas at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Panachida service at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, followed by Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Byzantine Church, Bradenville. Entombment in Twin Valley Cemetery, Delmont.
RAYMOND C. LEASURE
Raymond C. Leasure, 94, formerly of Irwin, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at UPMC Presbyterian, Oakland, Pittsburgh. Son of the late Henry C. and Mary Elizabeth Webb Leasure. Mr. Leasure was employed as an accountant for Rochez Inc., until his retirement in 1976. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Pauline; two sons, Frederick of Mt. Lebanon and Richard of Algonquin, Ill.; his two sisters, Florence and Hilma, both of Irwin; and six grandchildren. Visitation will be held Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Baum Chapel at Asbury Heights Retirement Community, 700 Bower Hill Road, Mt. Lebanon, PA 15243. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Asbury Chapel at Asbury Heights. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 310 Oak St., Irwin, PA 15642, or to Asbury Heights of Mt. Lebanon. Arrangements by LAUGHLIN FUNERAL HOME LTD., Mt. Lebanon.
H. RUSSELL LICKERT
H. Russell Lickert, 79, of Center Township, Butler, formerly of West View, died Monday morning, Jan. 10, 2000, at St. John Specialty Care Center, Mars, after an illness. Born in Bellevue, March 10, 1920, he was the son of the late Oscar and Esther Russell Lickert. He was a retired civil engineer for American Bridge. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church of North Hills, and the Red Sox, Tempos and Ramblin Square dance clubs. He was an information clerk at Seven Springs Resort for 15 years. He was a volunteer usher of the Benedum and Byham Theaters in Pittsburgh. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Vivian Frederick Lickert, whom he married Sept. 5, 1947; a daughter, Mrs. Gary (Susan) Munsch of Penn Run, Pa.; a son, R. Fred Lickert of Gibsonia; four grandchildren, Kisa Lickert, Mandy Cousins, Paul and Shena Munsch; and a great-granddaughter, Elissa Cousins. Friends are invited to a memorial service in the Christ Lutheran Church, 157 Peony St., North Hills, Friday at 1:30 p.m. Remembrances may be made in his memory to Christ Lutheran Church, 157 Peony St., Pittsburgh, PA 15229.
EDMUND C. LIEBERUM
Edmund C. Lieberum, 81, of Rockwood, formerly of McKeesport, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at Somerset Hospital. Born Sept. 8, 1918, in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Earl and Jesse (Simmons) Lieberum. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Donna; and daughter, Rosemary. Surviving are his wife, Bertie Will Edd Lieberum; and these children: Karen Coulter Wood of McKeesport, Joani Ashton of Boston, Pa., Richard of McKeesport and Carla Anderchak of Kissimmee, Fla. Also stepchildren, Joyce Hutchinson of Uniontown and Fred Will of Tiltonsville, Ohio; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Brother of Arthur of McKeesport, Harold of Green Oak and Earl of West Mifflin. Member of Messiah Lutheran Church, New Centerville, and the 11th Ward Club in McKeesport. He was a retired employee of Westinghouse Corp. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the MILLER FUNERAL HOME, 555 Tayman Ave., Somerset, where a service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with Pastor John Palko officiating. Interment Union Cemetery, New Centerville.
ROBERT M. LOUGHRAN
Robert M. ``Mike'' Loughran, 78, of Beacon Manor, Indiana, Pa., formerly of New Florence, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at Indiana Hospital. Born Dec. 18, 1921, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Michael F. and Josephine (Maguire) Loughran. Also preceded in death by his wife, the former Mildred Bennett; brother, George M. Loughran; and a sister, Clara Fishburn. Survived by these children, Michael B. of York; David R., married to Christine Poerio, of Greensburg; Sally Jo, wife of George Kondor; and Timothy P., married to Carol Wagner, both of New Florence; Brian T., married to Teresa Long, of Arlington, Va.; and grandchildren, Kolt and Blake Loughran, Melanie and Benjamin Kondor, and Jennifer and Dennis Fisher. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the 8th Army Air Force in Europe. He flew numerous bombing missions over Germany. Former employee of Borden Foods, H.E. Wagner Motors, and Duquesne Slag; and past president of Beacon Manor Resident Association. Friends received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the KENNETH A. STUART FUNERAL HOME, New Florence, where funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Carolyn Willoby officiating. Interment South Side Cemetery, Pittsburgh. Military rites by local veteran organizations.
ELIZABETH L. MARCHETTI
Elizabeth L. Marchetti, 87, a resident of Hempfield Manor, formerly of Jeannette, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at the Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. She was born July 23, 1912, in Penn, a daughter of the late George and Catherine Schulti Reidmiller. She was a member of the Ascension Church of Jeannette. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John ``Sparky'' Marchetti, in 1989; and two sisters, Helen Reidmiller and Mary Fry. She is survived by three sons, George F. Marchetti of Pittsburgh, John E. Marchetti and his wife, Juliane, of Greensburg, and Peter C. Marchetti of Jeannette; two daughters, Kathleen Kurtz of Greensburg and Dolores Slater and her husband, Raymond, of Jeannette; a brother, George A. Reidmiller and his wife, Edna, of Hopewell, Va.; eight grandchildren, Richard and Linda Kurtz, Lori Davis, Sheri Painter, Amy Jo Slater, Scott and Brian Marchetti, and Todd Toth; four great-grandchildren, Ryan and Chad Painter, Benjamin Davis, and Lucas Marchetti; a special niece, Joan Colosimo and her husband, Lewis; and several other nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette, beginning Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in the Ascension Church. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township.
MARYLU P. McGREW
Marylu P. McGrew, 74, of Bethel Park, on Monday, Jan. 10, 2000. Beloved mother of Thomas R. McGrew of Carlsbad, Calif., Dan A. McGrew of Bethel Park, Sandra L. McGrew of Encinitas, Calif., and Jack McGrew Jr. of Alta Loma, Calif. Grandmother of Heather, Holly, Jack, Roman, Dax, Beck, John and Linda. Great-grandmother of Avery, Jake, Nick and Robert. Sister of Patricia Niemeyer of Mars and the late J.R. Pursell III. Mrs. McGrew was a member of the Bethel Park Registered Nurse Association, the Republican Committee of Bethel Park and Daughters of the American Revolution. Mrs. McGrew worked for Mayview State Hospital as a nurse for several years. Friends welcome Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at BEINHAUER, 2828 Washington Road, Peters Township, (724) 941-3211. Services and interment are private. Family suggests memorial donations be made to the American Lung Association, 201 Smith Drive, Suite E, Cranberry, PA 16066. Woodruff Family Services, L.L.P.
ELIZABETH A. OLIVER
Elizabeth A. Oliver, 84, of Jefferson Manor, Brookville, Pa., formerly of Sykesville, Pa., died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000. She was born June 12, 1915, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Ira W. and Matilda Graham Oliver. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, John W. Oliver, in 1996; and two sisters, Marjorie Eberly and Nelda Eaton. Survived by a son, Kenneth Francis of Philipsburg; and a sister-in-law, Mary Margaret Oliver of Southwest. Friends will be received at the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, Norvelt, Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m., at which time the funeral service will be held with Pastor Russell Dunaway officiating. Interment will follow at the St. John's Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Township.
JOSEPH R. PANONE
Joseph R. Panone, 87, of Dunbar, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at home. He was born Aug. 22, 1912, in Dunbar, a son of the late Frank and Mary Ann Panone. He was a retired inspector for PennDOT. He was a member of St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society. Also, he was a member of Sons of Italy, Dunbar. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Preceded in death by his wife, Anastasia Younkin Panone, on June 14, 1996; brothers, Edward, Raymond and Anthony Panone; and sisters, Mary Panone, Rose Angelo and Elma Marzano. Survived by nephews, Gary Owens and wife, Beverly, his primary caregivers, Thomas and Dennis Marzano; nieces, Paula Nicolette and Shirley Johnson; great-nieces, Linda Thomas, who was thought of as a daughter, Shelley Keffer, Janina Hall and Stacey Lynn Plewa; and great-nephews, Scott and Brian Owens, Dennis and Joseph Marzano, Scott and Thomas Marzano, and Tim Duke; and 11 great-grandnieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, today from 7 until 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers will be said in the funeral home Friday at 9:30 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Aloysius R.C. Church, Ranch Road, Dunbar, with the Rev. Father J. Edward McCullough as celebrant. Entombment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park. Rosary will be recited in the funeral home Thursday at 4 p.m.
BETTY R. RHOME
Betty R. Rhome, 78, of Monessen, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at her home. Born Jan. 29, 1921, in Mt. Pleasant, she had been a 1939 graduate of Ramsay High School. A graduate of Greensburg Hospital School of Nursing, she had done specialized nursing at Frick Memorial Hospital and Children's Hospital, before moving to Monessen. She and her late husband, H. Denver Rhome, had managed the Rhome Funeral Home Inc. since 1948. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Monessen, O.E.S. #205 of Monessen, a life member of the Auxiliary for the Mon Valley Health Resources for over 25 years, a volunteer with the Friends of the Library of Monessen, and member of AARP. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Eileen L. and David R. Rhome of Monessen and Shirley and Kirk P. Rhome of Pensacola, Fla.; four grandchildren and their spouses, Christopher D. and Christine of Monessen, Matthew P. and Shelly of Monessen, Katie E. of Pensacola, and Jeremy P. of Pensacola; and a great-grandchild, Sydney K. of Monessen. Friends will be received at the RHOME FUNERAL HOME INC., 1209 Grand Blvd., Monessen, Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held in the chapel of the funeral home Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. W. Dale Rhome officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Her family requests that contributions be given in memory of Mrs. Rhome to her beloved church, United Methodist Church of Monessen; Friends of the Library; or Mon Valley Human Resources Auxiliary.
ELIZABETH I. SEITZ
Elizabeth I. Seitz, 87, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, in Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. 14, 1912, in West Newton, a daughter of the late Fred and Mary Cumpson Stauffer. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by G.C. Murphy Company, McKeesport. She was a member of Christ United Presbyterian Church, North Huntingdon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Seitz, in 1972; and a sister, Elvira Bossart. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Betty Lynn) Zoltak of North Huntingdon; a brother, Alex Stauffer of Glenshaw; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the SHIRLEY-KUKICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Clay Pike, Circleville, North Huntingdon, Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Robert J. Anderson officiating. Private interment to follow in Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park.
REBECCA C. WARHOLD
Rebecca C. Warhold, 77, of McKeesport, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, in UPMC McKeesport. She was born May 8, 1922, in Brownsville, a daughter of the late Robert and Marcella Beatty Eicher. She was a retired manager for Scozio's Bakery in White Oak. Also, she was a member of the St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Preceded in death by her husband, John Warhold. Survived by a son, John A. Warhold of North Huntingdon; and a daughter, Barbara Warhold of McKeesport. Also surviving are six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Jean Sinclair of White Oak; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Thursday and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, McKeesport, with the Rev. Phil Ashey officiating. Interment will follow in Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery, North Huntingdon. Family has requested memorial contributions be made to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church.
Elizabeth Wasil, 94, of LaBelle, Pa., died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, in Brownsville General Hospital. She was born Nov. 7, 1905, in Baggaley, Pa., a daughter of the late John and Mary Smith. She was a member of the Ladies Guild at St. James Roman Catholic Church and LaBelle Fire Hall Ladies Auxiliary. She was predeceased by her husband, Michael E. Wasil, who passed away on April 12, 1988; two daughters, Marlene Hustey, who passed away on Feb. 28, 1978, and Patricia Petriello, who passed away on June 22, 1999; a grandson, Michael Scott Young, who passed away on Oct. 7, 1969; a brother, John Smith; and two sisters, Rose Fedor and Mary Voke. She is survived by four children, Lucille Wasil of LaBelle, Elaine Milich of Centerville, Pa., Darlene Young of San Jose, Calif., and James S. Wasil of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; six grandchildren, Karen Haiden of Rices Landing, Pa., Cheryl Frey of Uniontown, Lisa Petriello of El Paso, Texas, Roberta Bosak of Montclair, Va., Christopher Wasil of Canal Point, Fla., and Bradley Wasil of Orlando, Fla.; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park St., Brownsville, Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., where a prayer service will be held Friday at 10:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. James R.C. Church, LaBelle, with the Rev. Father James Petrovsky as celebrant. Interment LaFayette Memorial Park. Wake service will be held Thursday at 8:30 p.m.
VIRGINIA V. WRIGHT
Virginia V. Wright, quietly on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000. Beloved wife of the late Commodore D. Wright Sr. Daughter of the late Clem and Susan Geary. Beloved mother of Commodore D. Wright Jr. and Robert W. Wright Sr., both of Pittsburgh, and the late Aurelia Matthews. Also survived by 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Friends may call Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the WHITE MEMORIAL CHAPEL OF POINT BREEZE, Thomas Boulevard and North Homewood Avenue. Funeral ceremony Thursday 11 a.m. in St. Paul Baptist Church, 6701 Penn Ave., East End. Interment Restland Memorial Park.
PAULINE R. BERANEK
FRANK A. BRODAR
Frank A. Brodar, 76, of Pitcairn, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000. Husband of the late Elsie (Ventresco) Brodar; and father of Veronica L. McDonough-Anchors of Pittsburgh, Valerie A. Brodar of Phoenix, Ariz., David Brodar of Philadelphia and Kevin Brodar of Cleveland, Ohio. Also survived by seven grandchildren. Friends received Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the WM. O. PEARCE FUNERAL HOME INC., 318 Wall Ave., Pitcairn. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Michael Church, Saturday at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to St. Michael Church, 740 Wall Ave., Pitcairn, PA 15140, or St. Emma's Retreat House, 1001 Harvey Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601.
LILLIAN B. BURNS
Lillian B. Burns, 77, of 401 Laura Lane, Mt. Dora, Fla., formerly of 76 First Ave., Greenville, Pa., passed away Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at 11:47 p.m., in Florida Hospital Waterman, Eustis, Fla. She was born in Boyer, W.Va., Feb. 24, 1922, to Glenn and Vonnie Hollen Spencer. On Feb. 4, 1955, she was married to George Burns, who survives. She was educated in the South Shenango School District and was Protestant by faith. She is also survived by a son, Donald Glenn Brooks of Apollo; a sister, Kathleen ``Kitty'' Floch of Jamestown, Pa.; two nieces, Linda Floch and Nancy Anthony; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Kay Louise Brooks; and two brothers, Ronald Glenn and John Spencer. Funeral and committal service Friday, Jan. 14, at 11 a.m. at the JOHN W. KERPAN FUNERAL HOME, 1 Donation Road, Greenville, with the Rev. Jay Polowsky, pastor of Westford United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will take place in Espyville Cemetery. Calling hours Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m.
SALVATORE J. DELISI
Salvatore J. Delisi, 76, of Greensburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Sept. 19, 1923, in Avonmore, a son of the late Joseph and Inez Delisi. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Anderson Delisi; two brothers, Anthony and Joseph Delisi; and two sisters, Sister Catherine Delisi and Josephine Delisi. He was a graduate of the Bell Township High School. He was formerly employed by the Walworth Valve Co. of South Greensburg and the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral School of Greensburg. He was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral of Greensburg and the Loyal Order of Moose of Greensburg. He is survived by a son, David S. and his wife, Deborah A. Delisi, of Greensburg; two grandchildren, Christopher and Emma Delisi of Greensburg; and two brothers, Francis Delisi of Pittsburgh and the Rev. Anthony Delisi of Conyers, Ga. There will be no visitation. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Jan. 15, at 1:30 p.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Greensburg. Interment will be in Northside Catholic Cemetery, Ross Township, Pittsburgh. The family would appreciate memorial contributions to the Greensburg YMCA, 101 S. Maple Ave., Greensburg, or the Westmoreland Blind Association, 911 S. Main St., Greensburg, PA 15601. Arrangements by ROBERT B. DAVIS II FUNERAL HOME, 29 Division Ave., Greensburg.
THOMAS J. FOERSTER
Thomas J. Foerster on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000. Beloved husband of Georgeann Foerster; brother of John P. and William G. Foerster, Mary F. McLaughlin, Virginia F. Muth and the late James F. Foerster and Miriam F. Clarke; devoted uncle of 18 nieces and nephews; and loving father to Georgeann's five children and eight grandchildren. Visitation will be held in the Allegheny County Courthouse, Grand Staircase, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Friends may visit with the family on both days from 5 until 8 p.m. Funeral Saturday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Paul Cathedral 10 a.m. Interment private. Remembrances may be made to the Tom Foerster Scholarship Endowment at the Community College of Allegheny County Education Foundation, 800 Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15233. Arrangements by JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS INC., Pittsburgh.
MARY SHUGLIE GRIBSCHAW
Mary Shuglie Gribschaw, 79, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, after an extended illness. She was born May 23, 1920, in Frank, Pa., a daughter of the late Adam and Helen Baczkowski Shuglie. She was a member of the St. Agnes Catholic Church of North Huntingdon and a charter member of the Catholic Daughters of America. She was a charter member and former officer of North Huntingdon Township Democrat Club and the Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 781. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Jenny Shuglie, Mrs. Cecelia Johnson, Mrs. Helen Miller, and Mrs. Winnie Poliskie; and a brother, Wesley Shuglie. Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Ernest Gribschaw; a son, Ernie J. and his wife, Lori Gribschaw, of Plum Borough; two grandchildren, Drew and Erin; two brothers, John and Adam Shuglie, both of Irwin RD1; and four sisters, Mrs. Ann Sanson of Northville, Mich., Mrs. Donald (Blanche) Ingalls of Tawas, Mich., Mrs. James (Dorothy) Tranchine of Export RD1, and Mrs. William (Florence) Tkach of Irwin RD1. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., Fifth and Oak streets, Irwin, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in the St. Agnes Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the McGuire Memorial Home, 2119 Mercer Road, New Brighton, PA 15006.
GLORIA J. HOLLENBAUGH
Gloria J. Hollenbaugh, 50, of Murrysville, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, in Forbes Regional Health Center, Monroeville. She was born Nov. 9, 1949, in Pittsburgh. She was employed by the Tribune-Review as an advertising account executive. Daughter of Loretta Elter and the late Richard Elter. She is survived by her husband, Roger C. Hollenbaugh; her children, Christiana J. Hollenbaugh of Murrysville, Eric Hollenbaugh of Murrysville, Cynthia M. Petrisko of Elizabeth Township, and Staci M. Speierman of Maryland; two sisters, Loretta Trauner and Lois Basham; a brother, Richard Elter; and four grandchildren. Friends will be received Thursday only from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the BOCK FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday in All Saints Church, Etna, at 1 p.m.
EDNA L. LEVENDOSKY
Edna L. ``Mickey'' Levendosky, 71, of Derry, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, in UPMC Shadyside. Born July 13, 1928, in Latrobe, she was a daughter of the late Percy and Helen Gamble McManamy. She was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church and its Rosary Altar Society, the Over 50 Club, and a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 444, Derry. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Thomas A. Levendosky, in 1985; three brothers, Carl D., Robert and Percy McManamy; and two sisters, Florence I. McInnes and Ruth Clopp. She is survived by her husband of 52 years (being married on May 3, 1947), John T. ``Jack'' Levendosky; a daughter, Mrs. James (Rebecca L.) Kercher of Derry; three sons, John T. Levendosky II of Derry, Robert F. and his wife, Joyce Ann Levendosky, of Greensboro, N.C., and David M. and Marcie of Derry; a daughter-in-law, Kim Bolen of Derry; a sister, Mrs. Vaughn (Peg) O'Hara of Bowie, Md.; a brother, Thomas McManamy of Derry; five grandchildren, Adam, Andrew and Tina Levendosky, Chad Horwat and Jim Ferrenberg; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends received Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the McCABE FUNERAL HOME, 300 W. Third Ave., Derry. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Derry, with the Rev. Father Stephen C. West as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Church Cemetery. The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 444 will hold a service Friday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home.
GLADYS OSWALT McDONOUGH
Gladys Oswalt McDonough, of Braddock Hills, formerly of Braddock, on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Mackey and husband, Robert Mackey Jr.; three grandchildren, Robin Schnupp and husband, David, Robert J. Mackey III and wife, Rita, and Elizabeth Brooks and fiance, Andrew Onoffrey; also five great-grandchildren, Katherine Schnupp, Rachel Mackey, Cheyne Brooks, Jennifer Brooks, and Aleigha Onoffrey; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers, Raymond, Earl and Kenneth Oswalt; and a sister, Eleanor Rininger. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the RONALD V. LUCAS FUNERAL HOME, corner of Bell and Jones avenues, North Braddock, where service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in William Penn Memorial Cemetery.
EDWARD J. SALAMONE
Edward J. Salamone, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at age 69. He lived in Mentor, Ohio, and was formerly of Eastlake, Ohio, for 42 years. Ed fought courageously for nine years before losing his battle with Alzheimer's. Devoted husband of Mary; and dearest father of Pat Mahoney, Kathleen Brinkley-Mahoney, Edward (Mary) Salamone, and Dr. John (Karen) Salamone. Loving grandfather of Michael Shinhearl, Lisa Elig, Stacy (Steve) Starcher, Rob Brinkley, Lori Ann (Joe) Pajcic, Patti Lynn (Jay) Zolcak, Christopher and Heather Tostenson, Lauren and Jonathan Salamone, and the late Edward Paul Brinkley. Great-grandfather of 15. Cherished brother of Sam (Dorothy) Salamone and the late Leonard Plaitano. Brother-in-law of Lillian Plaitano. Uncle of many. Son of the late Sam (Teresa) Salamone. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired in 1992 as a welder from Lincoln Electric, where he was employed for 35 years; golfed in Lincoln Electric League and a former coach for Eastlake Little League. Also an avid gardener, member of Balucci Boys of Jeannette, and Lincoln Electric Retiree Club. Funeral service at 12 p.m. Saturday in St. Gabriel Church, 9925 Johnnycake Ridge Road, Concord Township, Ohio. The family will receive friends at the BRUNNER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, Ohio, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Interment Mentor Cemetery, Mentor.
Dominick Sheffo, 79, of Greensburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000. He was born March 12, 1920, in Ioppolo, Sicily, a son of the late Cologero and Josephine Pistone Scifo. He was employed by American St. Gobain Industries of Jeannette, having retired after 33 years of service. He was also employed for eight years by Southwest Bank. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Church and a World War II veteran, having served as a corporal in the U.S. Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Carmen, Angelo, Pete, Cologero and John Scifo. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Genevieve Schifano Sheffo; his son, Salvatore Sheffo and wife, Brenda, of Level Green; two daughters, Josephine Sheffo of Greensburg and Belinda Sedlak and husband, Joseph, of Youngwood; five grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends will be received at the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME, 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, (724) 837-0020, www.pantalone.com, Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Blessing service will be held in the funeral home Friday at 9 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of Grace Church, Greensburg, Friday at 9:30 a.m. Interment with full military honors accorded by the VFW Post 33 Honor Guard, Greensburg, will follow in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery. Natale N. Pantalone, funeral director.
STEPHANIE L. STASCHAK
Stephanie L. ``Cookie'' Staschak, 57, of Derry RD1, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at her home. She was born Dec. 24, 1942, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late Louis and Tina Kubistak Goblinger. She was employed as a psychiatric aide at Torrance State Hospital and was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church and the Ukrainian Society of Derry. She also contributed a great deal of time helping at functions of the Eastern Derry Township Volunteer Fire Co. Cookie is survived by her husband, Andrew ``Andy'' Staschak; a daughter, Ms. Sandra Smolleck, and a grandson, Stephen Smolleck, of Latrobe; four brothers, Stephen Goblinger of Warren, Ohio, Karl and David Goblinger, both of Latrobe, and Tony Goblinger of Darlington; also several nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the MICHAEL J. QUINLISK FUNERAL HOME INC., 548 N. Chestnut St., Derry. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in St. Joseph Church with the Rev. Stephen C. West as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.