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WILLIAM G. DAHLSTROM JR.

William G. Dahlstrom Jr., 56, of Jamestown, formerly of Monroeville, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000. Father of Kathryn A. Coulson of Boston, Pa., and William G. Dahlstrom III of Trafford; son of Vera (Leidy) Dahlstrom of North Huntingdon, formerly of Pitcairn, and the late William G. Dahlstrom; brother of John C. Dahlstrom of Ohio, Richard M. Dahlstrom of Monroeville and Ethel L. Rosenburg of North Huntingdon; and grandfather of Jamie, Abigail and Bradley. Friends received Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the WM. O. PEARCE FUNERAL HOME INC., 318 Wall Ave., Pitcairn, where services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m.

LUCY K. FLOYD

Lucy K. Floyd, 89, of Jeannette, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, in the Baldock Health Care Centre, North Huntingdon. She was born March 6, 1910, in Penn, a daughter of the late Frank and Susan Cupusta Kolleda. Prior to retirement, she worked as a packer at Thatcher Glass. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Louis Gagliardi, and her second husband, C.C. Floyd. She is survived by a daughter, Lucille Walker of Jeannette; two brothers, Vincent Kolleda and his wife, Lola, of Penn and John Kolleda and his wife, Kate, of Oregon; two sisters, Ann Garufi and her husband, Charles, and Rita Wood, all of Penn; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m., at which time a funeral service will be held in the funeral home with Pastor Dale W. Roddy officiating. Private interment will be in the Brush Creek Cemetery, Hempfield Township.

WADDY G. GRIPPO SR.

Waddy G. Grippo Sr., 86, of Tarrs RD3, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born June 3, 1913, in Naples, Italy, a son of the late Gregory and Anna Marie Padula Grippo. He was a member of the St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church of Mt. Pleasant and was a student of the former East Huntingdon High School. Prior to his retirement, he was a coal miner, having been employed by Delmont Fuel, and was a member of the U.M.W.A District 2. He was also a member of the Mt. Pleasant Firemen's Club, East Huntingdon Firemen, the Slovak, the Hecla Sportsmen's, the Kosciuszko and the Standard Shaft Citizens clubs. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marie Pravlik Grippo; two sons, Eugene J. Grippo of Tarrs and George D. Grippo and wife, Joanne, of Scottdale RD1; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Waddy Grippo Jr., in 1999; and three brothers, Paul, Patsy and David Grippo. Friends will be received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Monday, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in the St. Pius X R.C. Church with the Rev. James W. Clark as celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. Pius X Cemetery.

JOHN W. HENRIE

John W. ``Jack'' Henrie, 63, of Greensburg, formerly of Youngwood, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Jan. 28, 1936, in Youngwood, a son of the late John S. and Laura Wise Henrie. Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, John W. Henrie Jr.; and a brother, Robert Henrie. Surviving are his wife, Jean Malinish Henrie; two sisters, Mrs. William (Roberta) Workman and Mrs. Carey (Patricia) Burke, both of Las Vegas, Nev.; a brother, Richard Henrie and wife, Rebecca, of Chippewa, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church of Youngwood and retired from Powerex Inc. of Youngwood. He was a member of B.P.O.E. Lodge 777 of Scottdale and the VFW Post 211 of Youngwood. Friends will be received at the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. There will be a church service at Christ United Methodist Church, Youngwood, Monday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Merritt Edner officiating. Interment to follow at Westmoreland County Memorial Park. There will be a B.P.O.E. service at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

EUGENE HOYMAN

Eugene Hoyman, 66, of Mammoth, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born Feb. 19, 1933, in Carpentertown, a son of the late William E. and Sarah P. (Anthony) Hoyman. Prior to retirement, he worked at L.E. Smith Glass, Mt. Pleasant. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict, having served with the U.S. Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Sarah A. (Wilson) Hoyman; his second wife, Frances (Jones) Baker; an infant daughter, Donna Darlene Hoyman; and several brothers and sisters. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. David (Kathryn) Miller of Texas, and Joyce Jean Hoyman of Ohio; a son, Eugene M. Hoyman and wife, Kimberly, of Manor; a stepson, Daryl Baker and wife, Linda, of Grapeville; seven grandchildren; and a sister, Anna Catherine Jordan of Mt. Pleasant. Friends will be received at the GAUT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., Pleasant Unity, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. Private interment in Fairview Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Township.

JOHN R. HUNTER

John R. Hunter, 95, of Derry, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000. He was born July 29, 1904, in Latrobe, a son of the late Thomas B. and Lettie Jane Reed Hunter. A retired engineer for the Pennsylvania Railroad, he was the second oldest and a life member of Latrobe United Presbyterian Church. He was a member of I.O.O.F. Lodge #541 of Latrobe, the F&AM Lodge #568 and a life member of the Rod and Gun Club and Ukrainian Society, all of Derry. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Naomi E. Baltozer Hunter, in 1986; three brothers, T. Bailey, James W. and R. Emerson Hunter; and two sisters, Carrie H. Giesey and Jane Igo. John is survived by a son, J. Luther Hunter of Latrobe; a daughter, Mrs. Denton (Mary Jane) Dillon of Blairsville RD3; three grandchildren, Diana Dillon, Faun Dillon, and Jeffrey Dillon and his wife, Paula; six great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Mary Hunter of Derry. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the MICHAEL J. QUINLISK FUNERAL HOME, 548 N. Chestnut St., Derry. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Latrobe United Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Donald Graff officiating. Interment will follow in Coles Cemetery, Derry.

FRANK A. LUPINACCI

Frank A. Lupinacci, 74, of Pittsburgh, on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Lupinacci was the staff representative for Communication Workers of America. He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran, and the COPE Director for the Allegheny Labor Council. Father of Frank C. of Mt. Lebanon, Gail Brannon and Joyce Lupinacci, both of Sarasota, Fla.; brother of James Lupinacci of Pittsburgh, Joseph Lupinacci and Dolly Wesson, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandfather of Chrysta Mitchell, Frank R., Anthony and Mark Lupinacci; and great-grandfather of Chandler. Visitation will be 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday 10 a.m. in St. Bernard's Catholic Church, 311 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

GLADYS HARMAN MAGDA

Gladys Harman Magda, 66, of Stahlstown RD1, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, in Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born July 23, 1933, in Cook Township, a daughter of the late Leman and Grace Hoffer Harman. She was a member of Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Donegal. Gladys was retired as a machinist from Elliott Company, Jeannette, and was a member of the United Steelworkers Local 1145. She was preceded in death by a son, James Edward Yost, on Oct. 6, 1976; and three brothers, George, Carl and Merle Harman. She is survived by her husband, Richard J. Magda; a son, Michael Yost of El Cajon, Calif.; a daughter, Joyce Yost of Lockport, N.Y.; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two stepgreat-grandsons; a brother, Allen Harman and his wife, Donna, of Ligonier; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends at the L. BOYD SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., Church Street, Donegal, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Donegal, with the Rev. Edward M. Miller Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Porch Cemetery. Jamie Snyder Brown, funeral director.

HELEN G. STASA MILLER

Helen G. Stasa Miller died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000. Beloved wife of the late Walter L. Miller Sr. Mother of Barbara Miller Long and the late Walter L. Miller Jr. Sister of Verna Dzubak, Betty Guiser and the late Anna Antonic, Rose Biagiarelli and Victor M. Stasa. Grandmother of Louis Miller Kummer, Sean M. Kelly, Gretchen M. Kelly, Leslie M. Kelly and Erica Kummer. Also survived by three great-grandchildren. Mother-in-law of Rose Miller Kummer and George M. Long Jr. Friends will be received at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS INC., 4900 Centre Ave. at Devonshire Street, Oakland, Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Funeral Monday. Mass of Christian Burial St. Paul Cathedral 11 a.m. Mrs. Miller was a member of St. Paul's Cathedral for 60 years.

RONALD PAUL MLINEK SR.

Ronald Paul Mlinek Sr., 52, of Wyano, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at his home. He was born July 18, 1947, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of Eva Zowada Mlinek of Wyano and the late Martin Mlinek. He was an employee of Painters Union Local 409. He had served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 33 years, Nellie (Pasternak) Mlinek; two sons, Ronald Mlinek Jr. and his wife, Kristy, of Wyano and Joseph Mlinek at home and his fiancee, Candy Cain; a granddaughter, Rachel; four sisters, Florence Rhodes of Waltz Mill, Frances Riddle of Texas, Caroline Daum of Bethel Park and Loretta Foster of Lowber; two brothers, John Mlinek of Wyano and Robert Mlinek of Mendon; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by a brother, Edward, and two sisters, Joanne Waller and Dorothy Mlinek. Friends will be received at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., West Newton, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 1 p.m. in Seven Dolors Roman Catholic Church, Yukon, with the Rev. Paul R. Stivason as celebrant. Interment in West Newton Cemetery.

ELEANOR F. OBER

Eleanor F. Ober, 67, of Baldwin, on Friday, Jan. 14, 2000. Wife of Dahn R. Ober. Mother of Lynn Tate of Baldwin, Jann Freund of Bethel Park, Dahn K. Ober of Baldwin, Jayni Bonacuro of Brookline and Mark L. Ober of Baldwin. Sister of John Kweder, Ralph Kweder and Bernard Kweder, all of Baldwin, and Judy Kweder of Arizona. Also survived by 10 grandchildren. Friends may call Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at BRIGHT FUNERAL HOME, 704 Brownsville Road (corner of Alice Street), Mt. Oliver, where the funeral service will be held Monday 10 a.m. Interment Jefferson Memorial Park.

GLADYS M. POORMAN

Gladys M. Poorman, 78, of New Stanton, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, in Westminster, Md. She was born Feb. 18, 1921, in Hempfield Township, a daughter of the late Russell O. and Berna Kauffman Shrader. She was a former employee of the Hempfield School District, where she worked as a secretary at the Harrold Junior High School. She attended the Westminster Bible Church and was a former volunteer for the American Red Cross and the Thrift Shop for the YWCA. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert P. Poorman; a son, Daniel R. Poorman; and two brothers, Wilbur and Wayne Shrader. Surviving are her son, James Poorman and his wife, Peggy, of Westminster, Md.; a daughter-in-law, Dana Meadows; five grandchildren, James R. Poorman, Rebekah L. Snyder, Corey, Kevin and Todd Poorman; three great-grandchildren, Christopher Sizemore, Gabriel and Grace Snyder; and a sister, Kathryn Hilewick of Hempfield Township. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood, where services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Scott Frost officiating. Interment to follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. Family suggests memorial contributions to the Carroll Hospice Inc., 95 Carroll St., Westminster, MD 21157.

SARA J. PORTERFIELD

Sara J. Porterfield, 89, of Latrobe RD2, formerly of Norvelt, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000. She was born Jan. 21, 1910, in Sewickley Township, a daughter of the late John and Della Errett Derr. She was a former member of Norvelt Union Church. She was a retired cafeteria cook in the Mt. Pleasant School District. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Howard Crise; her second husband, Clyde Porterfield; four brothers, David Derr, Jacob Derr, John Derr and Adam Derr; and two sisters, Hanna Beckinger and Margaret Turk. She is survived by her two sons, John Crise of Greensburg and Howard ``Bud'' Crise and wife, Joyce, of Latrobe RD2; three sisters, Mary Jackson of Elyria, Ohio, Cora Schwanz of Lamar, Colo., and Betty Hawkins of Hasty, Colo.; five grandchildren, Erica and Samantha Crise, Michael, Roger and Sherrie Crise; and five great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, Norvelt, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home Monday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Kurt Kusserow officiating. Interment will be in Madison Union Cemetery.

MARGARET M. REMALEY

Margaret M. Remaley, 90, of Scottdale, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. She was born Jan. 15, 1909, in Everson, a daughter of the late Emanuel and Barbara Malik. She was a member of the Everson Evangelical Church of North America. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Remaley, in 1987; six brothers, Albert, Benjamin, John, Andrew, Peter and Emanuel Malik; and two sisters, Mary Walls and Martha Sofranko. She is survived by her loving family; a daughter, Barbara A. Kight of New Stanton; and two grandsons, Douglas Kight and Kevin Kight. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the MURPHY-CARUSO MEMORIAL HOME, 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, where services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Robert B. Patton officiating. Interment in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville.

CHARLES M. SOPKO

Charles M. Sopko, 70, of Blairsville, formerly of Loyalhanna, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, in Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born Dec. 12, 1929, in Latrobe, a son of the late Andrew M. and Helen (Sagan) Sopko. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the former Vanadium Alloy Steel Co. in Latrobe. He was a member of the St. Rose Roman Catholic Church and the F.O.E. Aerie #01188 in Latrobe. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Andrew Sopko; and a sister, Dorothy A. Sopko Donahue. He is survived by two sisters, Mary H. Billings and Catherine J. Sopko, both of Arlington, Va.; a nephew, Eric Peterson of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two nieces, Valerie Coon of Phoenix, Ariz., and Joan Harrison and her husband, Donald, of Indianapolis, Ind.; a great-nephew, Eric Harrison; a great-niece, Lindsay Ferguson; and several aunts and uncles, including his uncle, Edward G. Sagan of Latrobe. Friends will be received at the HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 11:30 a.m. in the St. Rose Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. William Donahue as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Latrobe. Members of F.O.E. Aerie #01188 will hold services Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

ROY BANKER STUPAKOFF

Roy Banker Stupakoff, of Greensburg, beloved brother of Nancy Stupakoff Robbins, passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000. Roy was born June 8, 1938, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Semon H. and Martha (Banker) Stupakoff. Roy was a member of the New Stanton Assembly of God Church. He was a 1958 graduate of the St. Vincent Prep School in Latrobe, and was most recently employed by Latronics Corporation in Latrobe. He also diligently served for Carborundum and Stupakoff Ceramic and Manufacturing Co. throughout his business career and was an avid cyclist. He leaves a lasting legacy of humor and love to his family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, James Semon Stupakoff. He is survived by his beloved sister, Nancy Stupakoff Robbins of Greensburg; two nieces, Nanci R. DePasquale and her husband, Sam, of Greensburg and Lynn S. Smolka and her husband, Joel, of California; a nephew, James Stupakoff Robbins and his wife, Kate, of Greensburg; loyal friend, Bobbie Coppersmith; and eight great-nieces and -nephews, Dan, Michael, Molly, Julia, Maggie, Lauren, Charlie and Meghan. Friends will be received at the HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe, from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the New Stanton Assembly of God Church with his pastor, the Rev. Robert S. Fisher, officiating. Interment will follow in Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh.

GOLDIE R. WHEELER

Goldie R. Wheeler, 93, formerly of Beaver Dams, N.Y., died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at the Schuyler Hospital Nursing Facility, Montour Falls, N.Y. She was born Nov. 30, 1906, in Westmoreland County, a daughter of the late Harry and Lulu Tarr Elliott. She married Harry Hoke, who predeceased her in 1979, and later married Leslie Wheeler, who predeceased her in 1981. Goldie was employed as a packer at Corning Inc. for several years and was a homemaker. She attended the Grace Lee Memorial Wesleyan Church in Beaver Dams. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd (Elisabeth ``Belle'') Isbell of Beaver Dams, N.Y.; sons, Harry P. (Sylvia) Hoke of Himrod, N.Y., John E. (Elaine) Hoke of Beaver Dams, E. Richard Hoke of Massena, N.Y., and Kenneth W. (Joyce) Hoke of Dundee, N.Y.; brothers, Edward Elliott of Hudson, Fla., and Frank David Elliott of Tucson, Ariz.; a close friend, Thelma Hoke of Painted Post, N.Y.; 18 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A daughter, Katherine Hoke Foley, two sisters, Isabelle Green and Dorothy Fahrenwalt, and two brothers, Elmer D. Elliott and Harry Elliott, predeceased her. Arrangements by ACLY-STOVER FUNERAL HOME, Corning, N.Y.

FRANCES ZUPANCIC

Frances Zupancic, 88, of Library, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at her residence. Born July 5, 1911, in Arona, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Frances (Kontric) Royer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank ``Goog'' Zupancic Sr.; a brother, Frank Royer; and a sister, Carolyn Lorence. She is survived by two daughters, Delores J. Gogolin of Valencia and Marilyn F. Moore of Whitehall; two sons, Frank J. Zupancic Jr. of N. Linthicum, Md., and Jack L. Zupancic of Greene, Maine; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; four sisters, Mary Wojcikiewicz, Anna John, Josephine Cortese and Agnes Packe; and two brothers, Robert Royer and John Royer. Friends will be received Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the GRIFFITH MORTUARY INC., 5636 Brownsville Road, Broughton-Curry-South Park Township. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Joan of Arc Church, Library, with Father Philip Pribonic as celebrant. Interment Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills.

BARBARA JEANNE BALD

Barbara Jeanne Bald, 79, passed away Monday, Jan. 10, 2000. She had been a resident of Jacksonville, Fla., since 1957. Barbara Jeanne was very active for many years in the League of Women Voters, the Audubon Society, and the Jacksonville University Campus Ministry. She was also a member of the board of the St. John's River Water Management District and participated in several studies of the Jacksonville Community Council Inc. She graduated from Cornell University and was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Survivors include three sons, William (Becky) Bald, David (Marilyn) Bald and Douglas (Kim) Bald; daughter, Sharon Bald Milne; brother, Richard O. Arther; and nine grandchildren, Brian Bald, Heather Bald, Stephanie Bald, David Bald, Rebecca Bald, Emily Bald, Matthew Bald, Caroline Milne and John Milne. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 10 a.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Florida Audubon Society.

DONALD R. DARBY

Donald R. Darby, 67, of Braddock Hills, on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000. Son of the late Agnes and Joseph Darby. Brother of the late Buzzy Darby and the late Dolly Bryan of Braddock Hills. Don was a devoted and loving father to his children, the late Thomas W. Darby, and Donald J. Darby and Diane Darby Fisher, who survive. He was the beloved grandfather of Thomas Darby Adrian and Joey Darby. He was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Navy. Don was retired from USX Edgar Thomson Works, Braddock, after 45 years of service. He was deeply loved and will be sadly missed by his family and close friends, most especially his brother-in-law Sam Bryan, Mark Skufca, and Renee Checchio. Friends will be received at the ROBERT P. KARISH FUNERAL HOME, Brinton Road and Fourth Street, Braddock Hills, (412) 271-3430, Sunday and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Good Shepherd Church, Braddock, Tuesday at 10 a.m.

EVELYN M. DEIHL

Evelyn M. Deihl, 73, of Hunker, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Dec. 6, 1926, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late Henry and Viola Graff Lach. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Jean Deihl. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Youngwood, and had retired from the National Bank of the Commonwealth, New Stanton. She was a past guardian of Jobes Daughters, a founder of the Hunker Lioness Club, a member and past president of the Hunker Women's Club, and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. She is survived by her husband, Luther Deihl; three children, Robert W. Deihl and wife, Carol, of Greensburg, Patricia Gardner of Napa, Calif., and Karl D. Deihl and wife, Joyce, of Hunker RD1; seven grandchildren, Julie Williams, Jennifer Deihl, Erin Deihl, Christopher Gardner, Gena Deihl, Stacie Deihl and Eric Deihl; and a great-granddaughter, Isabella Williams. Friends will be received Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood, where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dennis J. Hoffman officiating. Interment Southside Cemetery, Pittsburgh. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

SHIRLEY A. (THEAKSTON) DOLAN

Shirley A. (Theakston) Dolan, 68, of Henry Street, Belle Vernon, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, in the Mon Valley Hospital, Carroll Township. A daughter of the late David and Helen Gingery Theakston, she was born May 16, 1931, in Belle Vernon. A Protestant by faith, she was a lifelong resident of Belle Vernon. Mrs. Dolan had worked for 10 years for the Hello Shop in Tri-County Plaza and retired in June 1999. Survivors include her husband of 39 ½ years, D. Kenneth Dolan; a son and daughter-in-law, Marc W. and Jean Karlick Dolan of Cranberry Township; and a sister, Joyce Theakston of Belle Vernon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Theakston, in 1989. Friends will be received in the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 700 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be at the funeral home Wednesday at noon.

SAMUEL J. DUVALL

Samuel J. Duvall, 82, of Greensburg RD9, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, in the Westmoreland Manor, Hempfield Township. He was born June 24, 1917, in Waynesburg, a son of the late Charles and Ida Ora Clark Duvall. Prior to retirement, he was employed by Papercraft Corp. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict, having served in the U.S. Army, and was a member of the American Legion Post 344 of Jeannette. He is survived by his wife, Hilda Zvara; two sons, Brian C. and his wife, Dianne Duvall, of Penn and Mark David Duvall; a stepson, Sonny Zvara of Greensburg RD9; two daughters, Karen Duvall and Mary Rita Brown; three grandchildren; a brother, Harry P. Duvall of Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Hans O. Andrae officiating. Interment with military rites will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. The Jeannette Combined Veterans will meet Monday at 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

SHIRLEY L. ISENBERG

Shirley L. Isenberg, 66, of Greensburg, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, in the St. Anne Home, Greensburg. She was born Jan. 3, 1934, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Woodrow and Leona Musati Whigham. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Charles R. Isenberg; a grandson, Brian R. Hopper; and a brother, Kenneth Whigham. She is survived by seven children, Sandy Chulack and her husband, Dennis, of Moon Township, Charles Isenberg and his wife, Judy, of Delmont, Denise Gaskill and her husband, Stan, of Delmont, Eileen Hopper and her husband, Foster, of Greensburg, Kenneth Isenberg and his wife, Laura, of Greensburg, Keith Isenberg and his wife, Cherri, of Forbes Road and Yvonne Doerfler of Washington, Pa.; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Robert Whigham and his wife, Shirley, of Pittsburgh and William Whigham and his wife, Roberta, of Plum Borough. Friends will be received at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held in the funeral home Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Henry T. Taliercio officiating. Interment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.

HENRY A. JENCA

Henry A. Jenca, 87, of Jeannette, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, in Briarcliff Pavilion, North Huntingdon. He was born June 11, 1912, in Lawrenceville, a son of the late John and Mary Solcany Jenca. Prior to retirement, he was employed by West Penn Power. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, Jeannette. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Jenca; and a sister, Mary Andreskovich. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Pauline Draftina Jenca; a son, Richard and his wife, Karen Jenca, of Greensburg; a daughter, Carol Ann Jenca and her husband, Eric P. Kachele, of Berwyn; two grandchildren, Matthew R. and Emily K. Jenca; a brother-in-law, Matthew Draftina and his wife, Bridgette, of Boquet; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Church, Jeannette. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.

ROBERT E. KNUPP

Robert E. Knupp, 86, of New Florence, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at home. Born July 27, 1913, in Fairfield, he was a son of Harry and Alice (McBurney) Knupp. Preceded in death by parents; his wife, Allegra E. (Kestner); and infant brother. Survived by sons, Gary L., married to Michelle, of North Dakota and Burl Knupp of New Florence; daughter, Aleta, wife of Greg King, of Louisville, Ky.; grandchildren, Christina (Knupp), wife of John Johnson, Michael Knupp, Laura (Knupp), wife of Mike Rolley, Barbara Knupp, Carrie Knupp, Robert Marcum, married to Jill, Erin Marcum, and Jennifer King; great-grandchildren, Samantha and Christopher Johnson and Emma Reigh Marcum; brother of Marie Kuhns of Latrobe; and brother-in-law of Terry Cook of Jeannette/Greensburg. Robert served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, and retired from Bethlehem Steel. He enjoyed going on cruises and he traveled to all 50 of the United States. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Robert enjoyed taking long walks through his neighborhood and spending time with his family. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, at the STUART FUNERAL HOME, New Florence. Interment United Presbyterian Cemetery, located at Antiochian Village, Fairfield.

WAYNE V. LIND

Wayne V. Lind, 67, of Rockwood, formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at Somerset Hospital. Born Jan. 29, 1932, in Pittsburgh, he was a son of Vernon and Virginia (Clark) Lind. Preceded in death by his parents and sister, Virginia Lind. Survived by his wife, Carole (Kumza) Lind; daughter, Jessica Lind of Ithaca, N.Y.; son, David Lind of Atlanta, Ga.; and brother, Jack Lind of Evans City. Veteran of the U.S. Army. Graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. He was the founder and managing partner of Hinds, Lind & Miller C.P.A. firm in Pittsburgh. Member of the National Association of Securities Dealers Board of Arbitrators, the American Arbitration Association Board of Arbitrators, and the Pennsylvania and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He was an avid skier and enjoyed traveling and boating. There will be no visitation and a private service will be held at the MILLER FUNERAL HOME, Somerset. Interment Somerset County Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be sent to a charity of choice.

MARGARET NOVAK

Margaret Novak, 90, of North Cottage Avenue, Connellsville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. Born Nov. 19, 1909, in Luzerne, Pa., she was a daughter of the late George and Anna O'Haro Malia. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Mollie) Anderson and Mrs. David (Margaret) Gensimore, both of Rotonda West, Fla., and Mrs. Lewis (Alice) Ferencuha of South Connellsville. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Charles P. Miller Jr., Tammy Miller Wiegand, Patrick M. Miller, Marianne Koch, David P. Gensimore Jr., Jon Ferencuha and Robert Ferencuha; eight great-grandchildren, Joshua and Zachary Miller, Austin Wiegand, Trenton and Brent Hunter, Aleina Wiegand, Beau Miller and Jonathan Koch; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Anthony J. Novak, on July 31, 1996; a son, Anthony Novak, in 1936; brothers, John, George, Francis, Charles and Thomas; and two sisters, Mary Daughty and Helen Galasso. Friends are being received at the RICHARD KUCERA FUNERAL HOME, 127 E. Fairview Ave., Connellsville, Sunday 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Blessing service will be held in the funeral home Tuesday at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception R.C. Church with Father Michael Sciberras as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Parish vigil will be said Monday in the funeral home at 2 p.m.

EFFIE JANE PRYTHERCH

Effie Jane Prytherch, 90, of Irwin, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at the Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. She was born March 27, 1909, in Delmont, a daughter of the late Frank and Margaret Tarr Martin. Effie was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Irwin and the Happy Methodists of Irwin. She was a graduate of the former Youngwood High School. She was a loving mother and homemaker. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the Murphy's Five-and-Dime and also by Woolworths. She is survived by a son, Martin R. Prytherch of Irwin; three daughters, Dorothy Devroude of The Trees, Texas, Marion Kappler and her husband, Bill, of Surprise, Ariz., and the Rev. Leah Bergstrom and her husband, Robert, of Allison Park; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dora Zaronsky of Mt. Pleasant. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Benjamin Prytherch Sr.; a son, Benjamin Prytherch Jr.; six brothers, James, Paul, Cap, Charles, Frank and John Martin; and a sister, Elizabeth Martin. Friends will be received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Additional viewing will be held Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church, 310 Oak St., Irwin, where her funeral services will be held with the Rev. Frank Sherman officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery at Tarrs.

LORENE LAMAR SHANNON

Lorene Lamar Shannon, R.A., died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000. She was born June 20, 1933, in Memphis, Tenn. Lorene attended Central High School in Omaha and graduated in 1950. She attended the University of Omaha, graduated in 1955 with a BFA in sculpture, and was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. In New York, she graduated from Cooper Union in 1962 with a Certificate of Architecture. While in New York, she worked for Livingstone H. Elder, AIA, and had a private design practice. In Pittsburgh she graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1964 with a B.A. in architecture. Her architectural practice for private clients was conducted from her home, a unique custom-designed office/residence, built on an ``impossible'' plot, evoking thoughts of Frank Lloyd Wright's ``Falling Waters,'' to demonstrate her special skills. She worked for a number of professional architects and contractors in the Pittsburgh area. She is survived by her aunts, Rose Meadors and Margaret Shannon, and several cousins. Her parents were Asa Vance Shannon and Lorene Lamar Shannon, both deceased. There will be no funeral service. A memorial service will be held in May in Pittsburgh. In her memory, donations may be sent to the hospice or charity of one's choice. Arrangements by WILLIAM SLATER FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 997 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15220 (412) 921-5350.

LAURA G. SUCHKO

Laura G. Suchko, 78, of Elizabeth Township, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000. She was born Dec. 31, 1921, in Glassport, a daughter of the late Adam and Mary Zaurski. She was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in McKeesport. She is survived by her husband, John Suchko; a son, Adam J. Suchko of Indianapolis, Ind.; a grandson, Alexander John Suchko; four sisters, Clara Stasko and Sue Magdic, both of Port Vue, Jean Mackowick of Elizabeth Township and Blanche Derewonko of Glassport; three brothers, Steve Zaurski of Elyria, Ohio, Edward of Port Vue and Stanley of Elizabeth Township; and nieces and nephews. Friends are being received at the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles Borough, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. On Monday there will be a 9 a.m. memorial service at the funeral home, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Office of Christian Burial at St. Nicholas Church, with interment in West Newton Cemetery.

WILLIAM A. VIZZA

William A. Vizza, 82, of Westmoreland Street, North Belle Vernon, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at 3:15 a.m., in the Residence at Hilltop, Carroll Township. A son of the late Vincenzo and Josephine Clausi Vizza, he was born in North Belle Vernon on Dec. 2, 1917. He was a member of St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church of Belle Vernon, a 63-year life member and past assistant chief and president of the North Belle Vernon Volunteer Fire Department, a life member of the Belle Vernon Knights of Columbus Council #3026, a charter member, past president and Melvin Jones Fellow recipient of the Belle Vernon Lions Club, a life member of the American Legion, and a former member of the Mon Valley Country Club and former Belle Vernon School Director. Mr. Vizza retired after 46 years as a State Farm agent, where he had received various awards. He had also served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Betty Kane Vizza; a son, William Kane Vizza of San Ramon, Calif.; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Richard Dunmeyer of Belle Vernon; two sisters, Alice Greco of Greenville and Lorraine D'Amico of Fairfax, Va.; and seven grandchildren, Lori, Lisa, Scott and Kristi Vizza, Joel and Ryan Dunmeyer and Kelley Roberts. Friends will be received in the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 700 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be in the funeral home Wednesday at 10 a.m. Entombment will follow in Belle Vernon Cemetery.

MARGARET CATHERINE WACHTER

Margaret Catherine ``Sis'' Wachter, 60, of Plum Borough, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000. Wife of Paul C. Wachter Jr. Mother of Michael, Catherine and Paul Wachter III. Sister of Mary Rixner, Robert Travers and Raymond Travers. Grandmother of Ryan and Stephanie Wachter. Daughter-in-law of Mrs. Jean Wachter. Mother-in-law of Cathy and Katherine. Visitation Sunday and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the SOXMAN FUNERAL HOME LTD., 7450 Saltsburg Road, Penn Hills. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Joy Roman Catholic Church.


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