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|LAWRENCE R. CLEM
Lawrence R. Clem, 84, of Acme, formerly of Harrison City and Port Charlotte,
Fla., died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.
He was born Sept. 30, 1915, in Hunker, a son of the late William Andrew
and Katherine Adams Clemm. He was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran
Church of Trauger and a member of the Shidle Lodge #601 Free and Accepted
Masons. Also a member of the Retired Trainmen and Enginemen Social Club.
Prior to his retirement in October 1975, he was employed as a train dispatcher
for the Penn Central Railroad, and previously worked for the General Tire
Co. of Jeannette. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death
by his loving wife of 61 ½ years, Martha Aileen LaSitis Clem; and
two brothers, Frank E. and William G. Clem. He is survived by his loving
daughter, Carol L. Martz and her husband, James, of Acme, with whom he
resided; two granddaughters, Shannon Wallbaum and her husband, Neal, of
Greensburg and Christie Martz of Acme; a brother, Kenneth L. Clem of Jeannette;
and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL
HOME, Norvelt, Monday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. His funeral service will
be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
with Pastor Kurt F. Kusserow officiating. Interment will follow in the
St. Paul Cemetery. The Shidle Lodge #601 Free and Accepted Masons will
hold a service in the funeral home Monday at 8 p.m.
PAMELA E. FINK
Pamela E. ``Pam'' Fink, 35, of Ross Township, died Thursday, Jan. 27,
2000, in Mercy Hospital. She is survived by her loving parents, Robert
W. and Frances Sherry Fink; a brother, Robert W. Fink; her fiance, Timothy
L. Zbel, all of Ross Township; and by many aunts, uncles and cousins. A
1982 graduate of North Hills High School, Pamela was a Registered Sales
Assistant with the A.G. Edwards Co. in Oxford Centre. Friends invited Saturday
and Sunday from 1 to 9 p.m. in the ORION C. PINKERTON FUNERAL HOME INC.,
A Golden Rule Member Firm, 1014 California Ave., Avalon (North Boroughs),
where a blessing service will be held Monday at 11:30 a.m. Interment in
Allegheny County Memorial Park, McCandless Township. Memorials are suggested
to the American Cancer Society, Centennial Building, 241 Fourth Ave., Pittsburgh,
MICHAEL J. GATES JR.
Michael J. ``Mayor'' Gates Jr., 76, of Madison, died Thursday, Jan.
27, 2000, at his home. He was born Sept. 25, 1923, in Yukon, a son of the
late Michael J. Sr. and Mary Kovatch Gates. Prior to his retirement, he
was employed by PennDOT as a foreman. He was a veteran of World War II,
having served with the U.S. Marines, 4th Division, in the Pacific Theater,
where he was the recipient of the Silver Star and Purple Heart. He was
a former member of the Seven Dolors Roman Catholic Church, Yukon, and was
a member of the Mon Valley Leatherneck Association, the Yukon Volunteer
Fire Co., the Yukon S.N.P.J. Lodge 729, and numerous other organizations.
He was also an avid lover of flowers and enjoyed raising sheep. In addition
to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bess Wolfgang Gates;
a son, Joseph A. Gates; and a brother, John Gates. Surviving is a daughter,
Linda Marie Gates of Florida. He was the beloved brother of Mrs. Martha
K. Yurcak and her husband, John, of Yukon, Rose ``Diddy'' Yannacci of Yukon,
Mrs. Geraldine Greene and her husband, Clarence, of Yukon, Mrs. Mary Rose
O'Masta and her husband, Mark, of Smithton, and Nancy Pidanich of Madison;
and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the BEATTY-RICH
FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 136, Madison, 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
11 a.m. in the Seven Dolors Roman Catholic Church, Yukon, with Father Paul
R. Stivason as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Seven Dolors Church
Cemetery, South Huntingdon Township, with full military rites accorded
by the Mon Valley Leatherneck Association.
JAMES FRANCIS KARINSHAK
James Francis Karinshak, 62, of Morgantown, W.Va., formerly of Collier,
Pa., died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, in Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown,
W.Va. He was born Aug. 7, 1937, in Collier, a son of Mary (Balas) Karinshak
of Leesburg, Va., formerly of Collier, and the late John M. Karinshak.
He was a member of St. Luke Roman Catholic Church, a U.S. Navy veteran,
and a former coal miner, and worked for many years as an insurance agent
for the American General Insurance Co. In addition to his mother, he is
survived by his wife of 40 years, Hilda M. (Embacher) Karinshak of Morgantown;
three children, Teresa ``Terri'' Perkins and husband, Thomas, of Delmont,
Linda Oblack and husband, Jeffrey, of Apollo, and James R. Karinshak and
wife, Samantha, of Morgantown; four grandchildren, Stephanie Perkins, Devon
and Tanner Oblack, and Patrick Obrien Karinshak; and the following brothers
and sisters: Frederick Karinshak of Greencastle, Emily Van Sanford of Woodbridge,
Va., Judith Karinshak of Arlington, Va., Kenneth Karinshak of Columbia,
Md., Lawrence Karinshak of the state of Texas and Michael Karinshak of
Leesburg, Va. He is also survived by many special nieces and nephews. Friends
will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOMES INC., 139 W. Fayette St., Uniontown,
Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 9:15 a.m.,
when a blessing service will be held, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial
at 10 a.m. in SS. Cyril and Methodius Church, Fairchance, Pa., with the
Rev. Father Jude Mili, O.F.M., and the Rev. Father David Nazimek as concelebrants.
FARRA TEBBI LEWIS
Farra Tebbi Lewis, 39, of New Jersey, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000. She
was born June 4, 1960, in Iran. In addition to her parents, she is survived
by her husband, Joel Lewis, formerly of Jeannette; three children, Danielle,
Alexandria and Zachery; her mother- and father-in-law, Rosemary and Fritz
Lewis of Jeannette; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services and
interment were held in New Jersey.
MICHAEL S. MARINO
Michael S. Marino, 81, of Greensburg, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, in
Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born March 4, 1918,
in Greensburg, a son of the late Nicola and Antonia Paglia Marino. Prior
to his retirement, he had been employed by RobertShaw Fulton Controls.
He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Church, where he was an usher. Michael
enjoyed the arts and was a member of the Greensburg Civic Theater, the
Friday Evening Music Club in Greensburg and the Westmoreland Symphony Association.
He was also associated with the volunteer organization of Westmoreland
Manor at the snack bar. A World War II veteran, he served in the U.S. Army
as a staff sergeant with the 629th Tank Destroyer Battalion. In addition
to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Catherine Spino;
and three brothers, Daniel, Peter and George Marino. He is survived by
his longtime friend and companion, Angelo A. Sembiante of Greensburg; a
sister, Rose Plundo and husband, Mario, and a brother, Joseph A. Marino
and wife, Margaret, all of Greensburg; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces
and great-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, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 3 to 5 and
7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home Monday
at 1 p.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 1:30 p.m. in Our Lady of Grace
Church, Greensburg. Entombment will follow in the Greensburg Catholic Cemetery
Mausoleum. Natale N. Pantalone, funeral director.
HARRY L. McCANN
Harry L. McCann, 82, of Mt. Lebanon, on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, following
a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Blanche (Wolski) McCann.
Beloved father of Gregory L. and Mary McCann and Jeffrey G. and Maureen
McCann. Brother of Donald M. McCann of Speers, Pa. Grandfather of Alan,
Brendan and Matthew. Friends received Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at PAUL L.
HENNEY MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 5570 Library Road, Bethel Park. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Bernard's Church. Family
requests contributions to St. Joseph House of Hospitality, 1635 Bedford
Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Mr. McCann taught English at Mt. Lebanon High
School for 20 years. He also taught English and social studies in the Charleroi
Area School District. Mr. McCann served as an organist in Catholic and
Protestant churches in the Monongahela Valley and Pittsburgh areas. His
last position was organist at Heinz Chapel playing for the Sunday noon
liturgy for the Oratory Father Newman Center Masses for students of Pitt,
Carnegie Mellon, and Chatham College. Mr. McCann did volunteer work at
Eye and Ear and Presbyterian hospitals for 12 years. During World War II,
Mr. McCann served in the U.S. Army for four years. While serving in Germany
at the end of the war, Mr. McCann attended the University of Paris studying
French, French history, and culture. He also studied organ at the Sorbonne
JOSEPH H. McCLINTOCK III
Joseph H. McClintock III, 70, of Monroeville, formerly of Penn Hills
and Latrobe, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, in UPMC Shadyside. Son of the
late Joseph H. II and Helen Carson McClintock. Husband of the late Bernice
C. McClintock. Father of Daniel L. Cleary of Monroeville, Joseph Charles
McClintock of Somerset and Mary Carson McClintock of Norfolk, Va. Two grandsons,
Daniel Connor Cleary and Joseph Carson McClintock. Former owner and president
of BERNCO Micrographics of Latrobe. Memorial services Sunday, Jan. 30,
at 3 p.m. in the JOHN T. HART FUNERAL HOME, Murrysville.
RUTH CHRISTINE BOERNER SULKIN
Ruth Christine Boerner Sulkin, 80, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at Baptist
Medical Center, Little Rock, Ark., after a lengthy illness. Preceded in
death by her loving husband, Sylvan, and survived by her children, Robert
D. of Bethel Park, Linda R. Elliott and son-in-law Robert L. Elliott of
Little Rock, Ark.; granddaughters, Lynne Christine Bacon of Little Rock,
Ark., and Alexa Lee Domeck of Arlington, Va.; and great-grandson, Joseph
Anthony Bacon Jr. Memorial services will be held in the Chapel at Christ
United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road, Bethel Park, at 2 p.m. Tuesday,
Feb. 1. Private graveside services will be conducted at Jefferson Memorial
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
American Lung Association, 6041 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112.
A memorial message may be posted at Web site www.lungusa.org and choosing
Wall of Remembrance and search for SULKIN.
EUGENE J. WISNEWSKI
Eugene J. ``Geno'' ``Eudge'' Wisnewski, 55, of Mt. Pleasant RD4 (Mt.
Joy), died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at his home. He was born Dec. 22, 1944,
in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late Alexander V. and Rose J. Stanek Wisnewski.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam era.
He was employed by Reboy Enterprise in Belle Vernon. He was a member of
the Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant. He enjoyed hunting,
fishing and motorcycling. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in
death by his brother, Alexander Jr. He is survived by his loving wife of
28 years, Carol Tlumac Wisnewski; two children, Gene Wisnewski and his
wife, Shelly, of Mt. Pleasant RD4 (Mt. Joy) and Kimberly Keffer and her
husband, Lonnie, of Scottdale; his granddaughter, Morgan Wisnewski; stepgranddaughter,
Jessica Keffer; two brothers, Richard Wisnewski of Greenville and Charles
Wisnewski of Virginia; four sisters, Mrs. John (Kathleen) Schurer of Scottdale,
Mrs. Walter (Rosemary) Hudock of Mt. Pleasant, Mrs. Ralph (Joan) Sterner
of Murrysville and Mrs. Samuel (Maryann) Chury of York Run, Pa.; and nieces,
nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Friends will be received at the
JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, Norvelt, Sunday from 12 to 9 p.m. A Funeral
Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in Transfiguration Roman Catholic
Church, Mt. Pleasant, with the Rev. Robert M. Washko as celebrant. Interment
will follow in Transfiguration Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant. Military graveside
services will be accorded. Sandra L. Hoffer, funeral director.
RALSTON T. WRIGHT
Ralston T. ``Buzz'' Wright, 71, of Southwest Greensburg, died Thursday,
Jan. 27, 2000, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born
Sept. 4, 1928, in Duquesne, the son of the late Ralston E. and Marion March
Wright. Prior to his disability, he had been employed by the G.C. Murphy
Co., McKeesport. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict. In
addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Vern C.
McElhinny Wright, on May 6, 1999. He is survived by a son, David P. and
his wife, Brenda Porch Wright, of Southwest Greensburg; his pride and joy,
granddaughter Courtney Wright of Southwest Greensburg; a sister, Dolores
``Dolly'' and her husband, R.J. Livingston, of Pittsburgh; an aunt, Helen
Boyd of Cincinnati, Ohio; a brother-in-law, Clair A. and his wife, Marilyn
McElhinny, of Greensburg; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will
be received at the BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets,
Greensburg, Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Additional visitation will
be held Monday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., the time of service in the funeral
home with the Rev. David J. Ackerman officiating. Interment will follow
in St. Clair Cemetery, Hempfield Township. In lieu of flowers, contributions
may be made to the Westmoreland Regional Hospital Foundation, 532 W. Pittsburgh
St., Greensburg, PA 15601.
TONY R. YANITY
Tony R. Yanity, 85, of Homer City, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, in
Homer City. A son of Michael Angelo and Rose (Morrone) Yanity, he was born
Sept. 7, 1914, in Homer City. Mr. Yanity was of the Catholic faith. He
was self-employed with the Mears and Yanity Coal Co. During World War II,
he served as a U.S. Army medic. He was a lifetime member of the Indiana
VFW Post 1989, a member of the Homer City American Legion Post 493, and
the Graceton-Coral Sportsman's Club. Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann (Wincek)
Yanity of Homer City; two daughters, Tonitti Adamson and husband, Richard,
of Homer City and Tracey Soverns and husband, Dave, of New Market, Md.;
three grandchildren, Nathan Adamson of Homer City, and Chuck and Gina Soverns
of New Market, Md.; and three sisters, Carolyn ``Cookie'' Boyd and Kathleen
``Kas'' Yanity, both of Indiana, and Mrs. Wendell (Donna Jean) Edwards
of Pilot Point, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters,
Rose and Angeline; and brothers, Rocco, Dominick, Casmer ``Coke'' and Dominick.
Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the BENCE-MIHALCIK
FUNERAL HOME, 965 Philadelphia St., Indiana. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated Monday at 1 p.m. in St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic
Church. Interment with military rites will follow in the church cemetery.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Indiana County
VNA, 1265 Wayne Ave., Indiana, PA 15701.
KIMBERLY A. ZABKAR
Kimberly A. Zabkar, of Bethel Park, on Friday, Jan. 28, 2000. Beloved daughter of Joseph Zabkar and the late Ida Zabkar. Also survived by aunts, uncles and many cousins. Longtime employee of Giant Eagle. Friends 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 Mass of Christian Burial in St. Valentine Church at 10 a.m.
ELIZABETH BRITNER BERKLEY
Elizabeth Britner Berkley, 83, of Munhall, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000.
She was head of the alterations department of Linton's of Squirrel Hill.
She was a member of the Anne Ashley United Methodist Church. Wife of the
late Lloyd N. Berkley Jr. Mother of Margie Campbell of Munhall, Daniel
A. Berkley of Greensburg and the late Lloyd Berkley III. Cousin of Katharine
Liguori. Also grandchildren. Friends will be received Monday and Tuesday
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME INC.,
3511 Main St., Munhall. Services at Anne Ashley United Methodist Church
Wednesday at 11 a.m. Memorial donations to the Anne Ashley United Methodist
Church, 334 22nd Ave., Munhall, PA 15120.
JOSEPH E. CHANOSKI
Joseph E. Chanoski, 87, of Jeannette, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000.
He was born Feb. 7, 1912, in Claridge, a son of the late Michael and Amelia
Shafran Chanoski. He first was employed by Westinghouse Electric in Trafford,
and then he built and operated Penn Pub, Penn Heights Mobile Home Park
and Joe's Dairy Barn. He was also a building contractor. He was a member
of the Sacred Heart Church, B.P.O.E. #486 and the Polish Brotherhood of
White Eagle, all of Jeannette. In addition to his parents, he was preceded
in death by five brothers, John, Peter, Anthony, Martin and Frank Chanoski;
and three sisters, Rose Ludwig, Catherine Chanoski and Mary Michalik. He
is survived by his wife of 65 years, Josephine Sudol Chanoski; two daughters,
Judy Harchelroad and her husband, Gene, and Sally Litrun and her husband,
Michael ``Mickey,'' all of Jeannette; four grandchildren, Gene Harchelroad
and his wife, Susan, Jessica Thomas and her husband, Michael, Shawn Litrun
and his wife, Natalie, and Jamie Litrun; two great-grandchildren, Bradley
Thomas and Olivia Litrun; a sister, Ann Ruschaupt of Manor; a brother,
George Chanoski of Mission Viejo, Calif.; 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 Mass
will be celebrated Tuesday at noon in the Sacred Heart Church, Jeannette.
Entombment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.
JOSEPH W. KIMBEL
Joseph W. Kimbel, 79, a resident of Scottdale since 1959, died Friday
evening, Jan. 28, 2000, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was
born Sept. 28, 1920, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Joseph P. and Freda
Kraft Kimbel. Joe was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church,
Scottdale. He was employed as an electrician prior to his retirement from
the former Modulus Corp. of Mt. Pleasant, with 42 years of service. He
was a sergeant in the U.S. Army serving in Europe during World War II,
and was a recipient of the Purple Heart for wounds received in action.
An avid hunter, he was a member of the National Rifle Association, and
was part owner of the ``Big Six'' hunting cabin in Forrest County. Joe
was a member of the Scottdale Independent Italian Club, the Scottdale Moose,
and the B.P.O.E. Lodge 777 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7781,
both of Scottdale. Joe leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Louise
Zotter Kimbel, with whom he celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on
April 28, 1999; a daughter, Joanne E. Whitfield of New Stanton; four grandchildren,
Jay ``Thomas'' Whitfield Jr., Joseph Whitfield, Jacqueline Boggs and James
Whitfield; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Howard Kimbel of Pittsburgh;
and two sisters, Margaret Born and her husband, James, of North Versailles,
and Eleanor Donahue of North Versailles. In addition to his parents, he
was preceded in death by two sisters, Carol and Elizabeth Kimbel; and a
brother, Robert Kimbel. Joe's family will receive friends Monday from 2
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh
St., Scottdale. A parish rosary will be recited at 2 p.m. and a parish
wake service will be held at 7 p.m., both Monday in the funeral home. The
Scottdale VFW Post 7781 will conduct military honors at 7:30 p.m. Monday
in the funeral home. A blessing service will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
in the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. John
the Baptist R.C. Church, Scottdale, with the Rev. Emil S. Payer as celebrant.
Entombment will follow in St. Clair Cemetery, Colonial Chapel Mausoleum,
Andrew Kondor, 90, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000,
in Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan. 20, 1910, in
Versailles, a son of the late Joseph and Martha Szender Kondor. He was
a member of the Transfiguration of Our Lord Church in McKeesport. Prior
to his retirement, he was employed by National Tube Works, McKeesport.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter,
Holly Kondor; two brothers, George and Joseph Kondor; and two sisters,
Mary Klimchock and Margaret Derkas. He is survived by his wife, Olga Rinkacs
Kondor; two sons, Eugene of North Huntingdon and Larry of Coraopolis; three
daughters, Pat Kondor and Elizabeth Kondor, both of McKeesport, and Helen
Wampler of Newell, W.Va.; six sisters, Irene Petrulis, Martha Balog and
Betty Jacobs, all of McKeesport, Dolores Harkovich of Munhall, Theresa
Oros of Ravenna, Ohio, and Helen Brown of Ohio; eight grandchildren; and
13 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the SHIRLEY-KUKICH
FUNERAL HOME INC., Clay Pike, Circleville, North Huntingdon, Sunday from
7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will
be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Father John
Cuccaro officiating, followed by interment in New St. Joseph Cemetery,
JOHN J. KROL
John J. Krol, 80, of Scottdale, passed away early Saturday morning,
Jan. 29, 2000, at Dottie's Personal Care Home, East Huntingdon Township.
John was born in Everson on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 1919, a son of the
late Michael and Katherine Sikon Krol. John was a longtime resident of
Scottdale and had been employed by Frick Hospital as an orderly, retiring
with 40 years of service. He was also a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic
Church, Everson. John was a former member of both the Everson Polish American
Club and the Mt. Pleasant Firemen's Club. John is survived by several cousins
and many friends in the Scottdale and Everson area. In addition to his
parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Krull. Family and
friends will be received at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring
St., Scottdale, (724) 887-5300, Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. A Funeral Mass
will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph R.C. Church, Everson,
with the Rev. Father Dennis A. Bogusz as celebrant. Graveside committal
services and interment will follow in the church cemetery.
JOHN E. MATHIAS
John E. Mathias, 73, of Connellsville, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000,
in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. He was born April 6, 1926, in Edenborn,
Pa., a son of the late Harry W. Mathias, who died in 1979, and the late
Louise G. Donkers Mathias, who died in 1993. John was a devoted husband,
father and grandfather. He was a senior sales representative for the Metropolitan
Life Insurance Company where he worked from 1952-1988. He was a graduate
of the former North Union High School in 1944 and a graduate of the University
of Pittsburgh in 1950. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the
U.S. Army Air Corps in the Middle East. He was a member of the Metropolitan
Veterans Association and a member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic
Church, Connellsville. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by
a brother, Donald Mathias. He is survived by his wife, Theresa E. Kiliany
Mathias; two daughters, Janet M. Haag and her husband, John E., of Newtown,
Pa., and Diane E. Nowicki and her husband, Thomas P., of Scottdale; a son,
John E. Mathias Jr. and his wife, Teri, of Harrisburg; five grandchildren,
Rachel and Nathan Haag, Katelyn Mathias and Taylor and Grace Nowicki; and
two sisters, Ruth Oris and Mary Louise Wallace and her husband, O.E., both
of Mt. Pleasant. Friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC.,
111 E. Green St., Connellsville, Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and
Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held Wednesday
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.
Louis Cheatham as celebrant. Interment will follow.
IVY M. McDONALD
Ivy M. McDonald, 48, of Jeannette, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, in Monsour
Medical Center, Jeannette. She was born July 1, 1951, in Greensburg, a
daughter of the late Harry and Betty Miller Baker. She was a member of
the Liberty Christian Church, Greensburg. She is survived by her husband,
James D. McDonald Sr.; three sons, James D. McDonald Jr. and Harry McDonald,
both of Cleveland, Ohio, and Richard McDonald of Jeannette; three grandchildren,
Ryan Lloyd McDonald, Garnet Ivy McDonald and Christian Bradley McDonald;
a sister, Mrs. Carol Foust and her husband, Fabian, of Bolivar; a number
of nieces and nephews; and two aunts. Friends will be received at the COSHEY-NICHOLSON
FUNERAL HOME INC., 319 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, Sunday from 3 to
5 and 7 to 8 p.m., at which time funeral service will be held with the
Rev. Almon Birt officiating. Interment will be in the Westmoreland County
Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. Alvin P. Oskin Jr., funeral director,
in charge of arrangements.
AUDREY JEAN NOGY
Audrey Jean Nogy, 68, of North Belle Vernon, died Saturday, Jan. 29,
2000, at her home. Born April 11, 1931, in North Belle Vernon, she was
a daughter of Rose DeRosa Spanish Forsythe of Belle Vernon and the late
Albert J. Spanish. Mrs. Nogy was a lifelong resident of Belle Vernon and
a member of St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church. She was a former school
crossing guard in North Belle Vernon at Graham and Fayette streets, a member
of the Anita Garibaldi Society of Belle Vernon and a social member of the
Belle Vernon American Legion. In addition to her mother, she is survived
by three sons and daughters-in-law, Martin Nogy, Roger and Deanne Nogy,
and Mark and Barbara Nogy, all of Belle Vernon; a brother, Frank Spanish
of Apache Junction, Ariz.; two sisters, Gilda Gladys of Belle Vernon and
Norma and John Gillo of Lynnwood; six grandchildren, Kathy, Brian, Jason,
Alan, Brittany and Stephanie Nogy; and a stepgrandson, Sean Panek. In addition
to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Martin ``Streamline''
Nogy, on Sept. 13, 1985; a son, Richard Nogy, on Jan. 21, 1951; and a daughter,
Rose Ann Nogy, on Aug. 3, 1962. Visitation will be held Sunday from 7 to
9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the LEONARD J. PARZYNSKI
FUNERAL HOME, 626 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon. Prayer service will be held
Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass at
10 a.m. in St. Sebastian R.C. Church. Interment will take place in Belle
Vernon Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made in
memory of Audrey Jean Nogy to the Cancer Clinic at Mon Valley Hospital
or the Albert Gallatin Hospice.
WILLIAM VICTOR RICHTER
William Victor Richter, 85, of Mt. Oliver, died Wednesday, Jan. 26,
2000. He was a professional painter who painted houses, and a sergeant
in the Army during World War II. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth
Richter; and father of William Richter of Ohio. Friends received at the
STEPHEN D. SLATER FUNERAL HOME, 1701 State Route 51 (Large), Jefferson
Hills, Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. A funeral prayer will be held during visitation.
STELLA M. DIORIO TATARKO
Stella M. DiOrio Tatarko, 86, of Salemville, died Saturday, Jan. 29,
2000, in the Edgewood Nursing Center, Youngstown, Pa. She was born May
26, 1913, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late Luigi and Josephina Palladino
DiOrio. She was a housewife, and a member of St. James Catholic Church
of New Alexandria. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death
by her husband of 60 years, Stephen W. Tatarko, in 1991; four brothers,
Frank, Charles, Anthony and August; and two sisters, Mary and Violet. She
is survived by her daughter, Patricia Tatarko Patrick of Latrobe; two grandchildren,
Melinda and husband, John J. McMahon, of Export and Christopher Patrick
and wife, Susan, of Latrobe; and a sister, Dora Brasili of Crabtree. Friends
will be received Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
in the P. DAVID NEWHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church and Washington
streets, New Alexandria. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10
a.m. in St. James Catholic Church, New Alexandria, with the Rev. Father
Lawrence T. Persico as celebrant. Interment will follow in Calvary Hill
Cemetery, Unity Township.
Mary Vitone, 88, of Mt. Pleasant, formerly of Greensburg, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, in the Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant. She was born May 21, 1911, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Steven and Mary Zelenak Petrosky. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Vitone; and four brothers, Frank, Elmer, Ray and William Petrosky. She is survived by her son, Robert J. Eberhart and his wife, Nashalla, of Ligonier RD2; five grandchildren, George Eberhart and his wife, Louise, of Houston, Texas, Nashalla McCabe and her husband, James, of Bradenville, Roberta Jones and her husband, Robert, of Murrysville, Jody Eberhart of Ligonier and Oran Eberhart and his wife, Jill, of New York City, N.Y.; and two great-grandchildren, Tyler Steven and Jordan Tristan Eberhart. There will be no public visitation or services. BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, Greensburg, is in charge of arrangements.