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|TIMOTHY R. BREWER
Timothy R. Brewer, 47, a risk manager for G.E. Capital in Danbury, Conn., died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, in Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York City, N.Y. Mr. Brewer was the husband of Christine (Orzek) Brewer and resided at 203 Walnut Tree Hill Road, Sandy Hook, Conn. He was born in Coronado, Calif., July 6, 1952, a son of Robert and Mary Jane (Whigham) Brewer of Jeannette. Mr. Brewer was a graduate of St. Vincent College, near Latrobe. He was employed by G.E. Capital for the past 22 years. He was a resident of Sandy Hook for 12 years. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Brewer is survived by a son, Joseph R. Brewer of Sandy Hook; two daughters, Jennifer M. Brewer of Sandy Hook and Jillian L. Brewer of Monroeville; two brothers, Ronald Brewer of Jeannette and Jerry Brewer of Economy Borough; his maternal grandmother, Thelma Whigham of Jeannette; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the HONAN FUNERAL HOME, 58 Main St., Newtown, Conn., and at 10:30 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull, Conn. Friends may call Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Honan Funeral Home. Contributions may be made to: The Transplant Living Center, 235 E. 95th St., Normandy Court, Apt. 1J, New York, NY 10128.
Elmit Calcagni, 75, of Ruffsdale RD1, South Huntingdon Township, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Feb. 12, 1924, in Smithton, a son of the late Emilio and Mary Calcagni. He was a retired insurance agent for Metropolitan Insurance and formerly operated Cal's Dairy Bar in Mendon and was currently employed at the Garden Center at Seton Hill. He was a graduate of Connellsville High School, Class of 1942, and was a World War II Army veteran. He was a member of St. Timothy's Roman Catholic Church of Smithton, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society and a Eucharistic minister, and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Alan Calcagni; a brother, Cleo Calcagni; and a sister, Mary Ratcliff. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Pearle Nagy Calcagni; two sons, Brian Calcagni of Greensburg and David Calcagni and his wife, Linda, of Youngwood; five granddaughters, Shanna Lynn, Chelsea, Kristy, Marissa ``Rue'' and Emilee Rose; two sisters, Mafalda Horrocks of Fredonia, N.Y., and Amelita Dorst of Reno, Nev.; two brothers, Gerald Calcagni of Belle Vernon and Amel Calcagni of Collinsburg; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the L.L. BARTHELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Second Street, Smithton. Additional viewing will be held in the funeral home Saturday from 9 to 9:45 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Timothy's Roman Catholic Church, Smithton, with Father Paul Stivason as celebrant. Interment will be in Olive Branch Cemetery, Rostraver Township.
Guido DePaul, 84, of Vandergrift, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at Citizens General Hospital, New Kensington. He was born Jan. 24, 1915, in Iselin, Pa., a son of the late Nick and Flora Criola DePaul. He had lived in Vandergrift most of his life. He was the police chief in Vandergrift since 1967, becoming a member of the police force in 1946 and retiring in July of 1985. Also, he was a member of St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church; Sons of Italy, Vandergrift; Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #39, New Kensington; Knights of Columbus, Vandergrift; and Vandergrift Golf Course. He was a graduate of Vandergrift High School, Class of 1935, and attended the Kiski School in Saltsburg and IUP. where he was an All-State end in football. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II and Korea. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Nicholas Civitillo; a brother, Hugo DePaul; and two sisters, Clara DePaul Ferraro and Colleen DePaul Quintana. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carmela Gallo DePaul; his children, Mrs. Frank (Rebecca ``Becky'') Aloi of Plantation, Fla., Mrs. James (Maria) Kaponin of Beaver Falls, Nicholas DePaul of Irwin, and Mrs. Paul (Patricia) Hollinger of Allegheny Township; five grandchildren; a sister, Elva DePaul Sundberg of Pittsburgh; and a brother, Joseph Civitillo of Vandergrift. Visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the BRADY-CURRAN FUNERAL HOME INC., 429 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church, Vandergrift, Monday at 10 a.m. with Father Thaddeus Rettger as celebrant. Interment St. Gertrude Cemetery, Vandergrift. Fraternal Order of Police will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home Sunday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions to Casino Restoration and Management, 101 Sherman Ave., Vandergrift, PA 15690.
MADELEINE ALICE DANDO EICHLEAY
Madeleine Alice Dando Eichleay, 87, a resident of Pittsburgh and Rector, Pa., peacefully, after a long illness, on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000. The third of five daughters of the late George W. and Elizabeth McKallip Dando of Beaver, Pa. Beloved wife of the late John W. Eichleay. Loving mother of John W. and George F. Eichleay and grandmother of Elvira, John Edward, Margaret, George, Peter and Haven Eichleay. Also survived by her oldest sister, Genevieve Riviere Barton. Services and interment private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Edmund's Academy or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by H. SAMSON INC., Pittsburgh.
SARAH ELIZABETH HAYDEN
Sarah Elizabeth Hayden, 87, of Greensburg, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Jan. 25, 1912, in Youngwood, a daughter of the late Leonard and Henrietta Carrell Henry. She was a graduate of Westmoreland Hospital School of Nursing. Prior to her retirement, she was a registered nurse with the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg, and had served as a nurse with the U.S. Navy during World War II. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Carolyn Matthews and Mrs. Viola Truxel. She is survived by two daughters, Cassandra E. Hayden of Greensburg and Mrs. Charmaine Clawson and her husband, Charles, of Greensburg; a granddaughter, Heather Michelle Clawson of Boston, Mass.; a brother, Leonard Henry and his wife, Louise, of Winter Park, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Trout and her husband, Stanley, and Mrs. Mary Armbrust, both of Youngwood; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the COSHEY-NICHOLSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 319 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Thomas A. Walters officiating. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. Alvin P. Oskin Jr., funeral director, in charge of arrangements.
MITCHELL D. KING
Mitchell D. King, 90, of Park Street, Scottdale, passed away on his 90th birthday, Wednesday evening, Jan. 12, 2000, in the Scottdale Manor Rehabilitation Center, East Huntingdon Township. Mitch was born at Owensdale in Upper Tyrone Township, Jan. 12, 1910, a son of the late Nelson and Mary Enos King. He married the former Margaret Mehallick on Jan. 28, 1942. Mitch retired as the manager for the King Amoco Gas Station on Broadway in Scottdale, where he had worked for 36 years. In later years, Mitch was employed by Hackney Security Company, working as a security guard at both Frick Hospital in Mt. Pleasant and M & G Convoy in New Stanton. He was the oldest member of the Owensdale United Methodist Church and was a member of the Sunday School and Men's Bible Classes. Mitch also was a member of the Retired United Methodist Men, the American Legion Post #240 of Scottdale, and the VFW Post #3368 of Mt. Pleasant. A veteran of World War II, Mitch served as a corporal in the U.S. Army's Company A, 774th Tank Battalion. His tour of duty under General George Patton included Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe, and the Ardennes. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Service Medal, and European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with five Bronze Stars. Mitch is survived by his devoted family who will cherish his eternal memory; his wife, Margaret Mehallick King, with whom he would have celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary; his daughter, Linda C. Spilsbury and her husband, Whitney; his granddaughter, Tiffany Bauer; and his great-grandson, Michael Bauer, all of Cranberry Township; his brother, R. Milford King and his wife, Retha (Huff), of Owensdale; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mitch was preceded in death by six brothers, Enos, Nathaniel, Randall, Gene, Francis, and Wendell King. Family and friends will be received at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, (724) 887-5300, Friday from 12 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor David A. Lee and Pastor Siglinde L. Becker co-officiating. Graveside committal services and interment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery with full military honors bestowed by the Southmoreland Veterans Association.
JOSEPH A. ORLANDO
Joseph A. Orlando, 66, of Vanderbilt, died suddenly Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at his home. He was born May 21, 1933, in Vanderbilt, a son of the late Joseph and Nellie Cavalcante Orlando. He was a lifelong resident of Vanderbilt and was a graduate of the former Dunbar Township High School with the Class of 1951. He also attended St. Vincent's College in Latrobe and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked as an account manager for Acosta Inc. of Carnegie. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Dawson. Joseph formerly served on the Vanderbilt Borough Council and was a past president; and he was also a member of the DL&V Volunteer Fire Department. He was active in the Republican Party in Fayette County and was a member of the American Legion. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Rae Stickle Orlando; and his children, Joni Rennie and her husband, William, of Connellsville, Dina Puskar and her husband, Jay, of Dawson, Mark Orlando of Vanderbilt and Alan Orlando and his wife, Tracy, of Mt. Pleasant; and three grandchildren, Kara Rennie, Jaylyn and Austin Puskar. Friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Blessing service will be held Monday at 9 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Connellsville, with the Rev. Michael Sciberras as celebrant. A committal service and interment will follow in St. Rita's Cemetery, Connellsville. Military rites will be conducted at the cemetery.
EVELYN L. HECTOR OSSELBURN
Evelyn L. Hector Osselburn, 91, a resident of St. Anne's Home, Greensburg, formerly of Irwin, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, in the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Nov. 11, 1908, in McKeesport, a daughter of the late George and Helen Peterson Hector. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred F. Osselburn; a great-grandson; a sister, Helen Swarm; and a brother, George Hector. She is survived by a daughter, Shirley Jenkins of Greensburg; two stepdaughters, Joyce McNeel and Katherine Meyers, both of Somerset; three grandchildren; 12 stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several stepgreat-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at which time funeral services will be held in the funeral home with the Rev. Robert McNeel officiating. Interment will follow in Irwin Union Cemetery, North Huntingdon.
EDNA MARIAN RIGGS
Edna Marian Riggs, 80, of Brandon, Fla., died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000. Prior to her retirement, she had been employed as a clerk by Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. She moved to the Tampa, Fla., area from Greensburg in June 1999. She was Protestant by faith. She is survived by two sons, James Riggs of Brandon, Fla., and Clifford Riggs of Mt. Pleasant; six grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by the STOWERS FUNERAL HOME, Brandon Chapel, 401 W. Brandon Blvd., Brandon, Fla.
MYRA LEONARD RIMLINGER
Myra Leonard Rimlinger, 79, of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., formerly of Mt. Pleasant, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000, at her residence. She was born May 2, 1920, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late William and Gretta Smitley Leonard. She was a graduate of the former Ramsay High School. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth R. Rimlinger; a daughter, Connie Rimlinger of California; two brothers, Chester Leonard and wife, Molly, and Thomas Leonard and wife, Gladys, all of Mt. Pleasant; and two sisters, Leona Smith of Alexandria, Va., and Donna Cyktor and husband, George, of Hopwood. Her funeral service will be held in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, Friday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Richard W. Shields officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Pius X Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant.
FLORENCE D. O'BRADOVIC ROTTMUND
Florence D. O'Bradovic Rottmund, 76, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, in the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. Born Feb. 16, 1923, in Irwin, a daughter of the late Mile and Angie Petrovitch O'Bradovic. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church of Irwin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, P. Kenneth Rottmund; and a son, Harold D. Rottmund. Survived by a daughter, Michele and her husband, Rod Ruby, of North Huntingdon; two sons, Charles M. Rottmund of Houston, Texas, and P. Kenneth Rottmund Jr. of North Huntingdon; four grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a sister, Helen Highducheck of North Huntingdon; and two brothers, George O'Bradovic of Hanover, Pa., and Nicholas O'Bradovic of North Huntingdon. 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 noon in Immaculate Conception Church. Interment Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Huntingdon. Memorials may be made to the Immaculate Conception Church Building Fund, 305 Second St., Irwin, PA 15642.
KATHERINE (BUTCHKO) STUMP
Katherine (Butchko) Stump, 80, formerly of Latrobe RD1, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at Life Care Hospital, Wilkinsburg. She was born Nov. 19, 1919, in Smock, a daughter of the late Martin and Anna (Bailey) Butchko. Prior to retirement, she worked as a cook and waitress at Himics Tavern and also at Halulas Restaurant. She was a member of the Pleasant Unity United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Dale Stump; a grandson, G. Trent Geer; two stepgrandsons, Thomas and Kevin Aukerman; two brothers, Paul and Raymond; and four sisters, Helen, Anna, Emma, and Mary Caroline. She is survived by two sons, Kenneth E. Stump and wife, Bonnie, of Latrobe and Dale Stump and wife, Sharon, of Salvo, N.C.; three daughters, Beverly Geer and friend, Rufus Baker, of Lake Clarke Shores, Fla., Mrs. William (Faye) Kandor of St. George, Utah, and Mrs. Thomas (Karen) Aukerman of Latrobe RD3; 13 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the GAUT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., Pleasant Unity, Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 8:30 p.m., at which time funeral services will be held with the Rev. Clark R. Kerr officiating. Private interment in Unity Cemetery, Unity Township.
George Thieler, 65, of Mt. Pleasant, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. Born April 16, 1934, in York Run, Pa., a son of the late Jacob Henry and Bertha Louise Zelmore Thieler. He was a retired truck driver and served with the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America District #4. Survived by his wife, Lois Faye Thieler of Mt. Pleasant; three sons, George Jr. and his wife, Darla Thieler, of Scottdale, Dave and his wife, Margaret Thieler, of Dawson, and Gerald Thieler and his fiancee, Andrea Lyngvar; a stepson, Robert M. Krepps and his wife, Tracey, of Hostetter, Pa.; a stepdaughter, Bonnie F. Bugosh of Scottdale; a grandson; six stepgrandchildren; three brothers, Wallace and Albert Thieler, both of Mt. Pleasant, and Wilbert Thieler of Scottdale; and a sister, Audrey Booher of Mt. Pleasant. Friends will be received in the LUTHER J. GRIMM FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Pleasant, Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Donald Smith officiating. Private entombment will follow in the LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.
BLANCHE E. THOMPSON
Blanche E. Thompson, 84, of Stow, Ohio, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000. Born in Greensburg, she was a Stow area resident for the past eight years and attended Stow Alliance Fellowship Church. She served as a helpmate to her husband, the Rev. Ivan Thompson, a minister with the Evangelical United Brethren and United Methodist Church. Together, they served for more than 40 years at 11 different churches in western Pennsylvania. This fulfilled a desire as a young girl to be involved in the ministry with her husband. Preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Ivan, in 1991; parents, Clarence and Nora Kimmel; and brothers, Walker and Alvin Kimmel. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Ivan and Donna of Beaver Falls, Forrest and Stephanie of Fairlawn, Ohio, and Wesley and Darlene of Stow, Ohio; grandchildren, Lisa, David, Tamora, Michael, Steven, Craig, Stephanie, and Melanie; 10 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Thelma Loucks of Greensburg and Della Lawther of Monroeville. Funeral service was held at Stow Alliance Fellowship Church Thursday, Jan. 13. Burial was in Northlawn Memorial Gardens. The family would like to thank Rita Baker and Grace Quest for their personal, loving care, and the staff at Briarwood Assisted Living and Nursing Care of Ohio. REDMON FUNERAL HOME, Stow, Ohio, in charge, (330) 688-6631.
ANNA J. TOMAN
Anna J. Toman, 91, of West Newton, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, in the Jefferson Center Hospital, Jefferson Borough. Born in Donora, July 20, 1908, she was a daughter of the late George and Mary (Huhra) Sholtis. Mrs. Toman was a homemaker. She was a member of the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church in West Newton. She is survived by her three sons, Andrew H. Toman of Gaithersburg, Md., James R. Toman of Scottdale and Raymond Toman of Mt. Pleasant; two daughters, Beverly J. Karp of Fullerton, Calif., and Audrey L. Soltys of La Costa, Calif.; four sisters, Mary Balko of Fellsburg, Helen Dombrosky of Fellsburg, Florence Shimchick of Greensburg and Patricia Behanna of Fellsburg; 18 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Toman, in 1984; two brothers, George and Bernard Sholtis; and three grandsons, Jamie T. Toman, Patrick A. Toman and Kevin E. Corwin. Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday until 9 a.m. in the JAMES C. STUMP FUNERAL HOME INC., 580 Circle Drive, Sweeney Plan/Rostraver Township. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, West Newton, with the Rev. John Regoli as celebrant. Interment will follow in the West Newton Cemetery.
Alfred Yocca, 87, of Wilkins Township, on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000. He was a retired employee of Westinghouse Electric, East Pittsburgh plant. Husband of Mona E. (Rothrauff) Yocca; father of Thomas Yocca and Kathy Rearick, both of Milton, Pa., Donna Smith of Irwin, Russ of East Pittsburgh, Ronald of McKeesport and Steven of Wilkins Township; brother of Rose Deklever of Wilkins Township; also 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave., East Pittsburgh, (412) 824-8800, where services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m.
PAUL B. ZEAK
Paul B. Zeak, 84, of Avalon, on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at Suburban General Hospital in Bellevue. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Martha J. (Derbis) Zeak, he is survived by loving children, Paul W. Zeak and his wife, Mary, of McCandless, Patricia A. Flemming and her husband, William, of Bellevue and Kathleen J. Zeak of Ross Township; grandchildren, Christine Kaminski of Shaler, Kirsten Fox and Paul R. Zeak, both of McCandless; great-grandchildren, Lauren and Allison Fox; brother, Donald Zeak of Gibsonia; and sisters, Betty Tomasino of Falls Church, Va., Rosalyn Hassinger of Chicago, Ill., June Hawk of Lone Pine, Pa., and Marge Leban of Dormont. Also preceded in death by brother, Clyde E. Zeak; and sisters, Dorothy M. Zeak and Marian V. Heckler. Mr. Zeak was retired from General Motors' Fisher Body plant in West Mifflin, where he had been a machinist. Friends invited Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the ORION C. PINKERTON FUNERAL HOME INC., A Golden Rule Member Firm, 1014 California Ave., Avalon (North Boroughs). Mass of Christian Burial Saturday morning at 11 in the Church of the Assumption, Bellevue. Burial will be in the Mausoleum at Christ Our Redeemer (North Side) Catholic Cemetery, Ross Township.