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EDWARD JOHN BUSCH 

Edward John Busch, surrounded by family at his daughter's home in Boca Raton, Fla., died peacefully in his sleep, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000. He was 90 years old at the time of his death. Mr. Busch graduated from Penn State University with a degree in horticulture and immediately went to work in the family business, Busch Nurseries in Pittsburgh. He left Busch Nurseries and founded Standard Air and Light Co. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy after Pearl Harbor with a commission of lieutenant (jg). Ed was an armed guard officer on an ammunition ship in command of 27 naval personnel. He met his wife of 57 years, Lucille, while still in the Navy and married her during a leave on Christmas Day, 1943. Ed and Lucille returned to Pittsburgh, where he opened Busch Company in 1950. As the owner of the Busch Company, Ed expanded his company in the Pittsburgh area for 30 years. Busch Company continues to serve the commercial, industrial, waste and water treatment and process equipment industries. As a supplier of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems equipment, Busch Company expanded into precision engineered products and systems for improving the environment. Today it serves markets throughout the northeastern United States and the world. Ed and Lucille retired to Florida, purchasing a house in Pompano Beach where he pursued his major interest and hobby, gardening. He served on the Pompano Beach Appearance Committee and as president of the Fort Lauderdale Men's Garden Club. A three- year resident of John Knox Village in Pompano Beach, Fla., he was known as ``the rose man'' because he donated time and money for a rose garden boasting more than 300 rose bushes, so fresh that the roses can be delivered daily to the patio dining room and the nursing center. Ed is survived by his sister, Mary Martha Henderson of Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter and son-in-law, Anna and Fritz Nordmann of Boca Raton, Fla.; and a son, daughter-in-law and grandson, Edward J. Busch Jr. and Diana Busch, and Andrew Edward Busch of Anchorage, Alaska. Ed also has numerous nephews and nieces, and countless friends in Pittsburgh, Pompano Beach, and John Knox Village. Ed will be cremated and his ashes placed at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Pompano Beach. No memorial service is planned at this time. Donations may be made to the Nature Conservancy, 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203, phone (703) 841-8790. 

MICHAEL B. BYRNE 

Michael B. Byrne, 62, of Greensburg, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, at home. He was born Feb. 13, 1937, in Scottdale, a son of the late Frank Fuller and Helen Brennen Byrne. He was a retired social worker for the Commonwealth of Pa. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral for 32 years. Michael was a graduate of the University of Virginia and a U.S. Army veteran. Survived by his wife, Jean A. Duggan Byrne; two daughters, Julie Lewis and husband, Paul, of Woodbridge, Va., and Eve Phillips and husband, Taylor, of Greensburg; a son, Matthew Byrne of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren, Lauren, Pierce, Charlie and Colin; a sister, Virginia Lynn Hines and husband, Tom, of Dumfries, Va.; three brothers, Dennis Byrne and wife, Barbara, of Camp Hill, Pa., Terrence Byrne and wife, Kathy, of Towson, Md., and Kevin Byrne of Bethany, W.Va.; and several 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, Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Blessing service will be held in the funeral home Saturday at 1 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg. Interment will follow in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Westmoreland Hospice, 532 W. Pittsburgh St., or Blessed Sacrament Cathedral Bethlehem Project, 310 N. Main St., both of Greensburg, PA 15601. Natale N. Pantalone, funeral director. 

JULIA MAE CONNELLY 

Julia Mae ``Chad'' Connelly, 90, formerly of Youngwood, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000, in Palm Harbor, Fla. She was born March 29, 1909, in Alverton, a daughter of the late William H. and Julliette Ann Bletner Quartz. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Connelly; a daughter, Judy Ann Fleck; three brothers, Carl, William and Clay Quartz; and a sister, Emily Kennedy. She is survived by a son, Thomas Michael Connelly and wife, Peggy, of Palm Harbor, Fla.; and two grandchildren. Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood, where services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David S. Jack officiating. Interment in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg. 

NANCY ANN DAVIS 

Nancy Ann Davis, born May 7, 1943, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at the age of 56. Daughter of Dorothy J. and Robert M. Davis; and sister of Scott Davis. She died of cancer at Cedar's Nursing Home, Monroeville. Long-time employee of Thermal Industries. Cremation arrangements were held by JOHN T. HART FUNERAL HOME, Murrysville, no services were held. She was an avid cat lover, enjoyed NASCAR racing, and admired the way of the American Indians. She was a ``free spirit.'' 
 

CHARLES H. GAEBEL 

Charles H. Gaebel, 86, of Strawpump, North Huntingdon Township, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, in the Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born Dec. 16, 1913, in Butler, a son of the late Thomas E. and Florence Henderson Gaebel. He was a retired purchasing superintendent for Conrail. He was a member of the Manor Presbyterian Church and an associate member of Christ United Presbyterian Church of North Huntingdon. He was a member of Shidle Lodge 601 F&AM, Irwin, and the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Pittsburgh. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, M. Louise Kemerer Gaebel; two brothers, Edwin and Elmer Gaebel; and a sister, Dorothy Blair. He is survived by three sons, John C. Gaebel and his wife, Gerry, of Latrobe, Thomas J. Gaebel and his wife, Hope, of Irwin and Ralph W. ``Tim'' Gaebel and his wife, Kathy, of Jeannette; three grandchildren, Owen, Kurt and Rachelle Gaebel; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Robert J. Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in Jeannette Memorial Park. Masonic services will be held Sunday at 8 p.m. in the funeral home. 

LINDA K. (HINISH) HOOD 

Linda K. (Hinish) Hood, 44, of Irwin (Herminie #2), died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, at her home. She was born Oct. 6, 1955, in Braddock, a daughter of William K. Hinish of Irwin and the late Elaine (Black) Hinish. Linda was a homemaker. She was a graduate of Norwin High School. In addition to her father, Linda is survived by her stepmother, Loretta (McKay) Hinish of Irwin; her husband of 18 years, Robert William Hood of Herminie #2; a son, Robert W. Hood, living at home; a daughter, Michelle Hood of Greensburg; two sisters, Darlene Rodman and her husband, Raymond, of Scottdale and Carolyn Dombrowski and her husband, David, of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; two stepsisters, Loretta Thomas and Margaret Browne, both of North Huntingdon; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Herminie, Friday and Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Chuck F. Hildbold Jr. officiating. Interment will be private on Monday, Jan. 24, at the Westmoreland County Memorial Park. 

JUSTIN LOSEY 

Justin Losey, 4, of Library, on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000. Son of Mark Losey and Colleen Losey. Brother of Steven Losey. Grandson of Ralph and Blanche Losey of Monongahela and William and Evelyn Bentley of Plum Borough. Friends received Friday only 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at PAUL L. HENNEY MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 5570 Library Road, Bethel Park. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at St. Valentine Church. Interment Monongahela Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial contributions be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, 1323 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219. 

ALPHEUS P. MITCHELL
Alpheus P. ``Mike'' Mitchell, 76, of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, at home. He was born July 1, 1923, in Greensburg, a son of the late Alpheus P. Sr. and Helen Terry Mitchell. He was a retired ironworker for American Bridge of Ambridge and a former owner of Outlet Pipe Co. of North Huntingdon. He was a member of the Ironworkers Local Union 3, Pittsburgh. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy. He was active with the NCAA organization during the 1970s, and had formerly bred, raised and showed beagles. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen M. Dittmer Mitchell. He is survived by a daughter, Barbara Santoro of New Paltz, N.Y.; two sons, Terry C. Mitchell of Alexandria, Va., and Robert J. Mitchell of North Huntingdon; four grandchildren; a brother, John ``Jack'' Mitchell; and two sisters, Patricia Powell and Diane Mitchell, all of McKees Rocks; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Frederick B. Zikeli officiating.

BLANCHE J. MITCHELL 

Blanche J. Mitchell, 88, of Delmont, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, in the Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. She was born April 13, 1911, in Delmont, a daughter of the late John and Margaret J. Bierer Jones. Prior to her retirement, she was employed at the Elliott Company in Jeannette. She was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church in Delmont and the Order of Eastern Star in Jeannette. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Mary ``Mayme'' DeMint, Catherine Peoples, Anna Margaret Houston, and Rose Holmes; two brothers, Edward M. Jones, killed in action during World War II, and William J. Jones; and a grandson, James R. Brewer II, in 1955. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, John R. ``Bob'' Mitchell; a daughter, Mary Jane Brewer and her husband, James R., of New Alexandria RD1; a brother, Richard C. Jones of Greensburg; a sister, Dorothy Louise McMunn of Greensburg; a granddaughter, Jane E. Kelley and her husband, Joseph E. Sr., of New Alexandria RD1; a great-grandson, Joseph E. Kelley Jr.; a great-granddaughter, Jamie E. Kelley and her fiance, David Okopal; and a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Mitchell's family will receive friends at the JOHN L. BASH FUNERAL HOME, 152 Abbe Place, Delmont, (724) 468-8381, Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral home hours: Friday 2:00-9:00 p.m. Services will be held in the funeral home Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with her pastor, the Rev. Frederick C. Heitzenroder, officiating. A chapel committal service and entombment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park Mausoleum, Delmont. 

JEAN LOUISE TORNBLOM O'CONNOR 

Jean Louise Tornblom O'Connor, 75, a resident of Redstone Highlands, Greensburg, formerly of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, in the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born July 17, 1924, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Henry D. ``Hawk'' and Ruth Foreman Tornblom. She was a retired secretary for Westinghouse Research and Development Center. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Irwin and a graduate of Norwin High School, Class of 1942. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence B. O'Connor; and a sister, Betty Wilson. She is survived by a brother, David H. Tornblom of Camp Hill, Pa.; and nieces and nephews. 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 C. Hill officiating. Entombment will follow in Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. 

JOSEPH J. SIMICA 

Joseph J. Simica, 88, of Murrysville, formerly of Wilkinsburg and Sun City Center, Fla., died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, in the Braddock Medical Center, Braddock. He was born Oct. 23, 1911, in Rankin, a son of the late Joseph and Dana Peretic Simica. He was a retired staff supervisor for U.S. Steel, Pittsburgh. He was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Simica. He is survived by his wife, Catherine Queer Simica; a son, Robert D. Simica of Murrysville; a daughter, Susan Snapp of Allentown; a sister, Barb Purvis of Sun City, Calif.; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Graveside services will be private in the William Penn Memorial Cemetery, Churchill. If desired, memorials may be made to the Western Pa. School for Blind Children, 201 N. Bellefield Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213. 

SOPHIE G. SOKOLA 

Sophie G. Sokola, 87, of Liberty Street, Mt. Pleasant, formerly of Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, in Dottie's Personal Care Home, Scottdale, East Huntingdon Township. She was born April 14, 1912, in Owensdale, a daughter of the late Andrew and Anna Wolak Sokola. Sophie was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Everson, and attended St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Pittsburgh, where she had resided for more than 30 years. She was a retired owner/operator of Jack's Cleaning Shop, Homestead Park, Pittsburgh, for more than 30 years. Sophie also served as a governess for the Sidney Wilkoff family in Pittsburgh for 12 years. Sophie leaves to cherish her memories, a sister, Frances Konieczny and her husband, Joseph, of Mt. Pleasant, with whom she recently resided; and the following nieces and nephews: Eileen O'Connor and her husband, Patrick, of Lower Burrell, Ronald Konieczny and his wife, Tara, of Colorado, Sandy Cesario and her husband, Robert, of Mt. Pleasant, Cynthia Oriolo and her husband, Vincent, of McKees Rocks, Richard Davis and his wife, Nancy, of Michigan, Bill Davis and his wife, Sharon, of South Dakota, and August Stolle and his wife, Betty, of Florida. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Steve, Stanley and Joseph Sokola; and four sisters, Jessie G. and Bridget V. Sokola, Mary Stolle and Catherine Davis. Sophie's family will receive friends in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by her Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Everson, with the Rev. Frank Lesniowski as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph R.C. Parish Cemetery, Everson. A parish wake service will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. 

WALTER A. STANTS SR. 

Walter A. Stants Sr., 67, of Ruffsdale, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born Dec. 27, 1932, in Ruffsdale, a son of the late David Elmer and Mazzie Soles Stants. He was a member of the Smithton Church of the Nazarene. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Stants was a tractor trailer driver for Westinghouse Corp. Walter was also a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean era. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sarah B. Cottle Stants; his children: son, Walter A. Stants Jr. of Ruffsdale, and daughters, Sherry Haines, Debra Garrity and Patty Lynn Jubic, all of Ruffsdale, Marilyn Elaine Toth of Mammoth and Judy Diane Bailey of Mt. Pleasant; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his brother, David Henry Stants of Ruffsdale; and sisters, Sarah Brick of West Newton and Clara Brown of Ruffsdale. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Stants; and his grandson, Walter Garrity. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the MURPHY-CARUSO MEMORIAL HOME, 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale. Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Smithton Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Michael R. Beckley officiating. Interment in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Tarrs. 

JOHN G. AGUILAR 

John G. Aguilar, a Native American Apache Indian and retired steelworker, passed away Thursday morning, Jan. 20, 2000, in Dottie's Personal Care Home, East Huntingdon Township, where he had been a resident for more than five years. John was 97 years of age, born Feb. 8, 1902, in Irapuato, Mexico, a son of the late Santee and Pompea Gonzalez Aguilar. John was a direct descendent, traced through family lineage, of the Chiricahua Apache Indian Chief Cochise (1812-1874) and Leader/Medicine Man Geronimo ``Goyathlay'' (1829-1909). John retired from National Tube Works in McKeesport in 1967, where he was employed for nearly 40 years as a steelworker. He was a member of the United Steelworkers Local Union #1408 in McKeesport. He was Catholic by faith. John is survived by three sons, John E. Aguilar and his wife, Sandra, of West Newton, George L. Aguilar and his wife, Linda, of Fort Worth, Texas, and Lloyd Aguilar and his wife, Terry, of Glassport; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews in the Tinnie, N.M., Mescalaro Apache Reservation. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife, Cassie Johnson Aguilar, in March 1981; and 10 brothers and sisters. Family and friends will be received at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, (724) 887-530O, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A blessing service will be held Sunday at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Father Michael J. Sciberras, pastor of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, officiating. Private interment will take place at the convenience of the family. 

HOMER GLENN BROOME 

Homer Glenn Broome, 77, of Saltsburg, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, at home. He was born Sept. 29, 1922, in McKeesport, a son of the late Harry and Lida Jobes Broome. Before his retirement in 1984, he was employed by Peoples Natural Gas Co. Mr. Broome served during World War II as an Army sergeant in the European Theatre. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 431 in Saltsburg. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Roberta Lucille ``Bertie'' Ryan Broome; seven children; two brothers; a sister; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. He will be missed by many dear friends and relatives. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. Friends will be received Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the KELLY L. CORRIDONI FUNERAL HOME LTD., 400 Indiana Ave., Avonmore. Masonic services will be conducted by his lodge Sunday at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home Monday, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. George Rugh officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. Family suggests memorial contributions to the Chickary Union Church, RD6, Johnstown, PA 15904, and Westmoreland Hospice, 532 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601. 

BLANCHE EVELYN COX 

Blanche Evelyn Cox, 69, of Devil's Den Road, Burgettstown, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, at her residence. She was born Oct. 8, 1930, in Zanesville, Ohio, a daughter of the late Ralph and Helen Haas Greene. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bertram L. Cox, in 1984; and a sister, Mary Jo Greene Chism. She is survived by a son, Charles Ernest Cox of Bulger; two brothers, Frederick Greene of Louisville, Ky., and Everett Greene of Wilmington, Del.; a sister, Janet Greene Boyden of South Zanesville, Ohio; two grandsons; a granddaughter; two nieces; and two nephews. She was a member of the Friendly Class of Weirton Heights Memorial Baptist Church, and the Order of Eastern Star #147. She was a former secretary at Weirton Heights Memorial Baptist Church. Visitation will be Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the GRECO-HERTNICK FUNERAL HOME, 3219 Main St., Weirton, W.Va. Additional viewing Monday from 9 a.m. until time of funeral service at 10 a.m. in the Manor Presbyterian Church, Manor, Pa., with the Rev. Donna Havrisko officiating. Interment Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. Memorial contributions may be made to the Manor Presbyterian Church, Box 545, Manor, PA 15665 or the Weirton Heights Memorial Baptist Church, 121 Ivy St., Weirton, WV 26062. 

EARL ROBERT GASKIN 

Earl Robert Gaskin, 69, of Conyers, Ga., formerly of Adamsburg, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, in Rockdale Hospital, Conyers. He was born Oct. 7, 1930, in Buffalo, N.Y., a son of the late William and Louise Spadth Gaskin. Prior to retirement, he had been employed by A.S.G. as a millwright with 30 years of service. He was a member of VFW Post 5290 and American Legion Post 77, both of Conyers. He was also a lifetime member and former fire chief of the Adamsburg and Community Volunteer Fire Co. Surviving are his wife, Patricia Carson Gaskin; a son, William Gaskin of Adamsburg; two daughters, Mildred Cook Tanner of Covington, Ga., and Jacqueline Mallick of Adamsburg; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the MANN & WALDEN FUNERAL HOME, Conyers, Ga., (770) 483-7208. Services will be held in the funeral home chapel Sunday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Mike Smith officiating. 

EUGENE R. GELFO SR. 

Eugene R. Gelfo Sr., 84, formerly of Youngwood, died at his home in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Monday, Jan. 17, 2000. He was born Oct. 24, 1915, in Youngwood, a son of the late Domenick and Carmela Belloma Gelfo. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Bompiani Gelfo; and a brother, Joseph Gelfo. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church in Honolulu. He was a retired sales promotion manager of the former RobertShaw Controls in New Stanton and also retired from the Royal Peddler in Honolulu. He was also a member of the A&B Club of Youngwood and the B.P.0.E. of Mt. Pleasant. Surviving are a son, Eugene R. Gelfo Jr. and his wife, Florence, of Honolulu, Hawaii; a daughter, Carmela Azzaro and her husband, Samuel, of Keene, N.H.; three grandchildren, Kimberly and Michael Gelfo and Matthew Azzaro; and a sister, Angela Miller, and brother, Samuel Gelfo, both of Youngwood. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, Youngwood, with the Rev. Father John S. Szczesny as celebrant. Interment to follow in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery. 

DONALD H. GLUNT 

Donald H. Glunt, 68, of Export, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000. He was born March 24, 1931, in Export, a son of the late Ralph R. and Anne Stover Glunt. Mr. Glunt was a member of the Heavy Construction Labor Union #1058, Pittsburgh. He and his family were also members of the Bible Truth Chapel Plymouth Brethren Congregation of Murrysville. Don is survived by his wife, Evelyn, of Export; two sons, Timothy and wife, Cheryl, of Grampian and Thomas and wife, Audrey, of Plum Borough; a daughter, Fayanne Glunt of Delmont; four brothers, Ronald of Irvona, Harry of Sarver, Larry of Sarver and Ralph E. ``Butch'' of Dunbar; and two sisters, Loretta Arntt of Omaha, Neb., and Marie Glunt of Kissimmee, Fla. Also survived by four grandchildren, Nathan, Matthew, Jessica and David Glunt. Friends will be received Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the EDWIN N. WOLFE FUNERAL HOME, 5701 Lincoln Ave., Export, where services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Thomas Lawrence officiating. The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society. 

JAMES D. HENDERSON 

James D. Henderson, 41, of Latrobe RD2, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, in his home. He was born Dec. 20, 1958, in Latrobe, a son of Willa Hutchison Henderson of Latrobe and the late Frank Henderson. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by two brothers, Michael J. Henderson and Kenneth Henderson. In addition to his mother, he is survived by four sons, Joseph Henderson, James Henderson, Joshua Henderson and Jason Henderson, all of Latrobe; a daughter, Brenda Jones of Latrobe; three brothers, Frank Henderson Jr. of Rural Valley, John Henderson of Houston, Texas, and Charles Henderson of Derry; and five sisters, Cathy Piper, Linda Newhouse, Nancy Piper and Kelly Knott, all of Latrobe, and Stacie Piper of Ligonier. Also survived by Diana Jones, Debbie Henderson, and a number of nieces and nephews. There is no public visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service Monday at 1 p.m. in Green Mountain Cemetery, Ligonier Township. The JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe, is in charge of arrangements. 

JAMES G. JOYCE 

James G. Joyce, 73, formerly of Knoxville, on Friday, Jan. 21, 2000. Husband of Florence M. Joyce; father of James S., Robert J. and Michael R. Joyce; grandfather of James B., Brian J., Erin M., Jake, Jacky, Kevin and Kristin Joyce; and brother of Thomas R. and Ray P. Joyce. Visitations Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 12 to 9 p.m. at BORON FUNERAL HOME INC., 1719 Brownsville Road. Relatives and friends invited to attend his funeral Monday at 9:15 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Norbert Church at 10 a.m. Mr. Joyce was a former shop steward of Hotel and Restaurant Employees Local 57. He was a bellman for more than 50 years at the Hyatt Regency and Roosevelt Hotels. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the American Cancer Society. 

JUDY K. KINSEY 

Judy K. Kinsey, 60, of Ligonier, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, at her home. She was born March 6, 1939, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late Ross D. and Sara J. Nieport Kinsey. She had previously been employed as a secretary by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Harrisburg. She was a member of the First Church of the Brethren, Ligonier, where she was a volunteer secretary, church clerk and a deacon. She was also a volunteer secretary at Camp Harmony, Hooversville, a member of the Ligonier Township Volunteer Fire Co. #1 Ladies Auxiliary, and a secretary/treasurer for the Kinsey Museum. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Ross Kinsey. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Edward (Jeanne) Boyd of Ligonier; two nieces, Mrs. Thomas (Joni) Beckman and Mrs. Frank (Becky) Kwak, both of Ligonier; two great-nieces; and three great-nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL HOME INC., 144 E. Main St., Ligonier. Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the First Church of the Brethren, Ligonier, with the Rev. James D'Amico officiating. Interment in Menoher Memorial Park, Ligonier. Memorial gifts may be made in her memory to the First Church of the Brethren, 1204 Route 271 South, Ligonier, PA 15658, or Camp Harmony, 1414 Plank Road, P.O. Box 158, Hooversville, PA 15936. 

J. ELIZABETH MACDONALD 

J. Elizabeth Macdonald, 90, of North Huntingdon, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, in the Baldock Health Care Centre, North Huntingdon. She was born Jan. 20, 1910, in Barnsley, England, a daughter of the late John Edwin and Jessie Howard Dunn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alexander Macdonald; a granddaughter, Beth Rath; two brothers; and a sister. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. James (Margaret) Rath and Mrs. C. Edwin (Laurel) Yates, both of North Huntingdon; a son, Douglas Macdonald of Murrysville; a brother, Howard Dunn of Las Vegas, Nev.; five grandchildren, Bonnie Kravec, Becky Krupa, David Rath, and Jason and Eric Yates; and five great-grandchildren. There will be no public visitation. Arrangements by the SHIRLEY-KUKICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Clay Pike, Circleville, North Huntingdon. 

MILDRED (VUKASINOVIC-SHIELDS) MERRICK 

Mildred ``Millie'' (Vukasinovic-Shields) Merrick, 83, of Wall, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000. A daughter of the late John and Safe (Magyarcsich) Vukasinovic. Wife of the late George ``Gib'' (Blazen) Merrick Sr. Beloved mother of Marianne (Wayne) Anderson and George ``Eric'' Merrick Jr. Grandmother of Wayne Erik and Bryan Keith Anderson. Sister of the late Ann Mrdjenovich. Also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, Sunday from noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. to noon. Services in the funeral home Monday at noon with the Very Rev. D.C. Malich officiating. Pomen service in the funeral home Sunday at 8 p.m. 

ANN DOROTHY RENDULIC 

Ann Dorothy Rendulic, 87, of McKeesport, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000. Born in Cool Springs, Pa., Nov. 1, 1912, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Mary Grgos Barnish. She was a member of St. Martin de Porres Parish and the Versailles Borough Chapter of the AARP. Preceded in death by her husband, Stephen P. Rendulic, she is survived by her daughters, Thelma Smith of Rostraver Township and Ann Louise Gorzynski of North Huntingdon; grandsons, Gary Gorzynski and Kevin and Brian Smith; great-grandchildren, Amanda, Daniel and Matthew Gorzynski; brothers, John Barnish of Clarksville and Edward Barnish of Carmichaels; sisters, Catherine Ferketich of McKeesport, Frances Elyes of Versailles and Rose Yeager of Pulaski, Pa.; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles Borough, Sunday noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, McKeesport, with interment to follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Port Vue. 

MARIE E. SHAFER 

Marie E. Shafer, 71, of Edinburg, Ohio, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000, at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna, Ohio, after being injured in an automobile accident on S.R. 14 at Industry Road in Ravenna Township. Born May 23, 1928, in Latrobe, she was a daughter of Henry W. and Marie J. (Potter) Haase. A Ravenna, Ohio, area resident since 1951, she had resided in Edinburg for 10 years. Mrs. Shafer had been employed at Cleveland Worsted Mills in Ravenna. Survivors include her husband, Lewis, to whom she was married 52 years; son, Carl ``Chris'' of Mogadore, Ohio; daughter, Betty Smith of Edinburg, Ohio; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild; brothers, Ted Haase of Pennsylvania and Gerald Haase of Florida; and sisters, Geneva Shean, Dorothy Myers and Nancy Kerr, all of Pennsylvania, Emma Jean Brown of Florida and Shirley Weighman of Colorado. Her brother, Charles Haase, and sisters, Beatrice Schrack, Alice Stoffer, Henrietta and Carol Haase, died previously. Friends were received Friday at the SHORTS FUNERAL HOME, Ravenna, Ohio, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Carl Holm officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park in Ravenna. 

BEVERLY (KEANEY) WOOD 

On Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, Beverly (Keaney) Wood, of Baldwin Borough. Beloved wife of the late John R. Wood. Mother of Daryl J. Wood and Dana Lynn McCloskey. Grandmother of Jonathan, Evan and Jared Wood and Kal and Jake McCloskey. Daughter of Vera Brenner and the late John Keaney. Sister of John Vernon Keaney. Also survived by nieces, nephews, and an aunt, Elizabeth Palchak. Friends will be received Sunday and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the GRIFFITH MORTUARY INC., 5636 Brownsville Road, Broughton-Curry-South Park Township. Funeral Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin Church at 10 a.m. If desired, please make donations to St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin Church, 5200 Greenridge Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15236.


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