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E. Louis Averbach
E. Louis Averbach, on Friday, Nov. 5, 1999. Beloved husband of the late Edith Stewart Averbach. Beloved father of Jane and Jim Stanton of State College, Pa., and Hope and Doug Hemperly of Pueblo, Colo. Beloved brother of Rae Ginsburg of Pittsburgh, Sarah Secher of Florida and Ann Levin of Florida. Loving grandfather of Brent Adam Heinze, Jennifer Beth Hays, Seth Stanton and Connie Stanton. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Friends may meet at the RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL, 5509 Centre Ave., Shadyside, Monday at 1 p.m. and then proceed to Beth Shalom Cemetery for 2 p.m. graveside services. Contributions may be made to Edith and Louis Averbach Memorial Fund, 946 Gulf Tower, 707 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA 15217.

Martha A. Boyko
Martha A. Boyko, 77, of Port Vue, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999. Daughter of the late Michael and Mary Fazekas Michlo, and wife of the late Joseph G. Boyko, who died Aug. 16, 1999. Mother of Janice Boyko, Audrey Podlesny and Thomas R. Boyko. Two grandchildren survive. Sister of Michael Michlo. Friends received at STRIFFLERS' OF DRAVOSBURG/WEST MIFFLIN, 740 Pittsburgh-McKeesport Blvd., Dravosburg, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Holy Trinity Church, McKeesport. Burial in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue. Remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association.

Marion A. (Willis) Brush
Marion A. (Willis) Brush, 80, of Swissvale, on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999. Mother of Theresa and her husband, Emil Begg, of Wilkins Township, Roger Sr. and his wife, Mary Brush, of North Huntingdon and the late Phillip. Grandmother of George Begg, Laura Begg, Kathy Kitterman, R.T. Brush Jr. and Tina Brush Kubic. Also two great-grandchildren. Sister of Katheryne Collins, Florence Lenox, Myrtle Restly and Albert Willis. Friends will be received Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington Ave., Swissvale, where a blessing service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment to follow in All Saints Braddock Catholic Cemetery.

Wilbur J. ``Jim'' Clark Jr.
Wilbur J. ``Jim'' Clark Jr., 72, of New Florence RD1, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, at his home. He was born June 21, 1927, in Ligonier Township, a son of the late Wilbur J. ``Bud'' and Odessa Horner Clark. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, L. Alice Snyder Clark; a daughter, Robin A. Havay of Warminster; a son, Donald James Clark of New Florence RD1; two grandchildren, Stephen J. Havay of Holland, Pa., and Debra A. Havay of Warminster; and a sister, Jane Ann Pizzillo of Johnstown. He was preceded in death by a brother, George T. Clark. Prior to his retirement in 1989, he had been employed as a crane operator for Teledyne-Vasco in Derry Township for over 25 years. He was a member of the Christian Church of Waterford, and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. Jim lived for his family, who in return nursed him night and day so that he could spend his final days in his home with his loving wife, children, and grandchildren by his side. Friends will be received Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL HOME INC., 144 E. Main St., Ligonier, where services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Samuel Batten officiating. Interment Menoher Memorial Park, Ligonier. Memorial gifts may be made to the Latrobe Area Hospital Home Health Services/Hospice. 

Anna Mary ``Pat'' McGann-Echement
Anna Mary ``Pat'' McGann-Echement, passed away Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at Country Meadows, Bridgeville, where she had been a resident since 1993, after the passing of her second husband, Roy Echement. Mary Pat, as she was known, was born Feb. 27, 1914, to O.E. and Florence Hartman, near Frostburg, Md. She was raised in Connellsville, where she married F.J. ``Mack'' McGann in 1934, and moved to Latrobe, where she raised two sons, Jim, who lives in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., and who has three daughters and four grandchildren; and Neil, who lives in Titusville, Fla., and has two children. After ``Mack'' McGann passed away, Mary Pat moved to Pittsburgh and trained to become a nurse's aide in acute care, and retired from St. Clair Hospital in Mt. Lebanon in 1981. Friends may call at the LAUGHLIN FUNERAL HOME, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon, Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Private interment Tuesday in Green Ridge Cemetery, Connellsville. If desired, memorials may be made to Country Meadows of the South Hills, 3560 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA 15017.

Elizabeth V. Crusan Everett
Elizabeth V. Crusan Everett, 70, of Rillton, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born July 27, 1929, in Black Lick, a daughter of the late Edward and Florence Frye Crusan Dunmire. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Oshie Dunmire; and three brothers, Melvin, Jessie and Kenny Crusan. She is survived by her husband, Howard Everett Sr.; and seven children, Donald ``Butch'' Crusan of Yukon, Virginia Pfrogner and her husband, James, of Rillton, Donna Everett of Greensburg, Howard Jr. of Rillton, Alice Mellinger and her husband, Howard, of Herminie, Mary Everett and Ellen Everett, both of Greensburg; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Dorothy Dunmire of Saltsburg and Ruth Ader of Slickville. Friends will be received at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday in the funeral home at a time to be announced. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.

F. Paul Farren
F. Paul Farren, of Jefferson Hills, formerly of East Pittsburgh, on Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999. He was an employee of Bettis Laboratory in West Mifflin. He was a longtime volunteer for St. Agnes Athletic Association, North Huntingdon. Husband of Paula J. (Cerqua) Farren; father of Gregory P. and his wife, Christine, of Madison, Pa., and Scott M. of Maryland; and brother of Mary Pat Chizmar of South Carolina, Kathleen Johnson of North Huntingdon and John of Coraopolis. Friends may call Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, (412) 824-8800. Mass of Christian Burial in St. William Church of Holy Cross Parish Monday at 10 a.m.

James C. Ferguson
James C. Ferguson, 62, of Ruffsdale, died early Friday morning, Nov. 5, 1999, at his home, after an extended illness. Friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. Additional viewing will be held Monday from 10 to 11 a.m., the hour of a funeral service, in the Center Bethel Church of God in Alverton with the Rev. John Pennington officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Alverton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be given to the Salvation Army, Pittsburgh Chapter, in memory of James C. Ferguson. 

Pamela C. Gamble
Pamela C. Gamble, 47, of Derry, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, in UPMC Shadyside. She was born May 2, 1952, in Latrobe, a daughter of Patricia Amend Pyle of Derry and the late Robert W. Pyle. She was a member of the Derry Presbyterian Church, the Derry American Legion and the Derry Ukes. She was employed by Mastorocco's Market, Derry. She is survived by her husband, James ``Mitch'' Gamble; a son, Robert M. Gamble and Beverly Coffman of Derry; a daughter, Rachael L. Gaffey and her husband, Robert, of New Derry; four sisters, Patsy Pyle of Florida, Paula Orzechowski and her husband, Ed, and Penny Smith and her husband, Kenneth, all of St. Augustine, Fla., and Peggy Suda and her husband, Thomas, of Indiana, Pa.; three grandchildren, Dakotta and Dylan Gaffey and Alexander Powell; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the McCABE FUNERAL HOME, 300 W. Third Ave., Derry, where services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. F. Neal Galley officiating. Interment will follow in Coles Cemetery, Derry. 

Elizabeth Jane (Kramer) Grise
Elizabeth Jane (Kramer) Grise, 73, of Wilkinsburg, on Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999. Wife of Roy C. Grise; mother of Ronald Kramer Sr. of North Braddock and Marcia Lydon of Butler; sister of Daniel Nania of Penn Hills, the late Joseph J. Nania and the late Mary Agnes Ruess; and grandmother of Kimberly and Elizabeth Kramer, Ronald Kramer Jr. and Rehanna Lydon. Friends may call Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the KNEE FUNERAL HOME OF WILKINSBURG INC., 800 Center St., where a blessing service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Service Society. 

Frank W. Irwin
Frank W. Irwin, 86, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Irwin, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, at Valley Lutheran Hospital, Mesa, Ariz. He was born Dec. 22, 1912, in Irwin, a son of the late Howard F. and Mary Verner Irwin. He was a graduate of the Norwin Class of 1913, owner of Irwin's Market, a member of the Irwin Lions Club, former member of the First Presbyterian Church of Irwin, and a member of the Church of the Master, Mesa, Ariz. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wives, Cecilia Yost Irwin and Jean C. Cochran Irwin; and a sister, Mary Catherine Shivley. He is survived by a daughter, Betty J. Dalton of Rolling Hills, Calif.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia Holowenko of West Lafayette, Ind., and Adele Niesner of Johnstown; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Robert C. Hill officiating. Interment will follow in Irwin Union Cemetery. 

Mary Sue (Bovington) Johnson
Mary Sue (Bovington) Johnson, 70, of Mt. Lebanon, died peacefully at home on Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 4, 1928, to the late John R. and Helen Pettibone. She graduated from Wheaton College in Massachusetts in 1951; married C. Bayard Johnson Jr. in 1958; and settled in Pittsburgh in 1971. She is survived by her loving husband, Bayard; daughters and sons-in-law, Cam and Greg Allen of Mt. Lebanon and Gail Johnson and Tim Elgren of Clinton, N.Y.; daughter, Molly Johnson of Seattle, Wash.; son and daughter-in-law, Bayard and Karen Johnson of St. Louis, Mo.; and six grandchildren, Robby, Brad, Scott, Ruth, Ben and Bay. She is also survived by her brother, John R. Bovington of Cleveland, Ohio. She was a dedicated, active grandmother, a member of Southminster Presbyterian Church and active in numerous church and community activities, including Southminster choir, women's hand bell team and AFS student exchange. Her family gratefully acknowledges the outpouring of support throughout the past few months from friends near and far, as well as the caring guidance and support of the Family Hospice. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 13, at 9:30 a.m. at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Mt. Lebanon. Sue expressed wishes that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Southminster Presbyterian Church music program, Mt. Lebanon, Pa., the Mt. Lebanon Public Library or Family Hospice, Mt. Lebanon. 

Theresa M. (Toth) Kempka
Theresa M. (Toth) Kempka, 71, of Slickville, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, in her loving home. She was born Nov. 24, 1927, in Slickville, a daughter of the late Laslo and Teresa (Molitoricz) Toth. A graduate of the Franco Beauty Academy of New Kensington, she was proprietor of Theresa Kempka Beauty Salon of Slickville. Theresa was a member of St. Sylvester's Church and its Rosary Altar Society. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Julius, Louis and William Toth; and two sisters, Mary Majoris and Helen Christian. Theresa is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Henry J. Kempka; six daughters, Mary Anne Overly and husband, Mack, and Theresa Marie Wetzel and husband, James, both of Delmont, Bernadette Caranese and husband, Blase, of New Alexandria, Loretta Bell and husband, Phillip, of Latrobe, Monica Slaughenhoupt and husband, John, of North Carolina, and Deborah Bozik and husband, Steve, of Ashburn, Va.; three sons, Joseph Kempka, John Kempka and wife, Cindy, and Martin Kempka and wife, Denise, all of Greensburg; a brother, the Rev. Simon Toth, O.S.B., of St. Vincent Archabbey of Latrobe; three sisters, Anna Davis of Bay City, Mich., Elizabeth Kurant of Slickville and Margaret Stepic of Export; 14 delightful grandchildren, Melissa Overly, Nicholas, Matthew and Michael Kempka, Marc and Stephen Wetzel, Jeremy, Justin, Joshua and Jordan Kempka, Alicia and Blase Caranese III, Lindsey Bell and Angela Bozik; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will be receiving family and friends at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC. AT TWIN VALLEY, 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, (724) 468-1177, beginning Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Theresa's Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Sylvester's Church, Slickville, with the Rev. Simon Toth, O.S.B., as celebrant. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. A vigil service will be held Monday at 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Kevin P. Altman, supervisor, in charge. 

Regina Michel Kuester
Regina Michel Kuester, 82, of North Huntingdon, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, in Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Uptown. She was born Oct. 10, 1917, in Braddock, a daughter of the late Alexander and Rachael Yeager Michel. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin, the Penns Woods Seniors Club and the Emerald Club. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Kuester; three brothers, Walter, Clyde and Andrew Michel; and a sister, Marie Hardin. She is survived by a son, C. David Kuester of Lorain, Ohio; a daughter, Janet K. Lapinsky of Portage; four grandchildren; and three 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 Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin. Interment will follow in Braddock Catholic Cemetery. The Emerald Club will recite the rosary Monday at 3 p.m. in the funeral home.

Anna Matijevich
Anna Matijevich, 86, of Greensburg, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, in the Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 16, 1912, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Eli and Milica Strika Perich. She was a member of Holy Ascension Serbian Orthodox Church, Youngwood. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Matijevich, in 1962; a son, Eli Matovich; two brothers, Kojo and Luka; and three sisters, Anna, Milica, and Mary. She is survived by three sons, George Matovich of Rillton and his former wife, Doreen Matovich of Yukon, Louis Matijevich of Mt. Pleasant, and Sam Matovich of Norfolk, Va.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Stella Polocosky and Annabelle Perich, both of Greensburg; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg, Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will begin in the funeral home Monday at 10 a.m., and continue in Holy Ascension Serbian Orthodox Church, Youngwood, at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Father Adam Yonitch Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Holy Ascension Serbian Orthodox Church Cemetery, Youngwood. Pomen will be held in the funeral home Sunday at 7:30 p.m. 

Ernest Molnar
Ernest Molnar, 78, of Shaler Township, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, at the Manor Care Nursing Center, Green Tree. Born Sept. 6, 1921, in Budapest, Hungary, he was the son of the late Joseph and Maria (Badish) Molnar. He was a retired foreign language teacher in the North Hills School District. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cecelia P. (Bendzsuk) Molnar. He is survived by two daughters, Cecelia M. Kelly and Linda K. Molnar. Friends received from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the HEALY-HAHN FUNERAL HOME, 425 Grant Ave., Millvale. Mass of Christian Burial Monday at 10 a.m. in Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, Millvale. Interment will follow in St. Augustine Cemetery, Shaler Township. 

Albert W. Musgrove
Albert W. Musgrove, 81, of Greensburg RD2 (Norvelt), died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born Sept. 5, 1918, in Brinkerton, a son of the late Charles and Grace Shoaf Musgrove. He was a member of the Emanuel Bible Church in Brinkerton and the VFW Post 3368, Mt. Pleasant. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a machine operator for Dickerson Construction. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two infant sisters; an infant brother; four brothers, James, Edward, Gary and Russell Musgrove; and a sister, Stella Miller. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Flossie P. Kalp Musgrove; a stepson, Walter Humbert and his wife, Gail, of Afton, Wyo.; three stepgrandchildren, Carol, Albert and Audra; eight stepgreat-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Musgrove of Oklahoma, Pa., and the Rev. Wayne Musgrove of Delaware; three sisters, Mrs. James (Elsie) Hilty of Mt. Pleasant RD5, Mrs. Robert (Edna) Ackerman of Latrobe RD1 and Mrs. Donald (Jane) Kronk-Rydle of Scottdale; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, Norvelt, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Larry E. Barnes officiating. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Military graveside services will be accorded. Sandra L. Hoffer, funeral director. 

Joseph Natale
Joseph Natale, 79, of Daytona Beach, Fla., died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, in Daytona Beach. He was born July 18, 1920, in Jeannette, a son of the late Michael and Anna Tomasso Natale. Prior to his retirement, he was a mail carrier in Daytona Beach, and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Anne Ressler Natale; three brothers, Anthony, Camile and Michael Natale; and two sisters, Angeline Goldino and Dolores Ausec. Surviving are two daughters, Phyllis Natale of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Jeanne Priemer of Deltona, Fla.; two grandchildren, Amanda and Robert Priemer; a brother-in-law, Bill Ressler of North Huntingdon; two sisters-in-law, Charlotte Joseph and June Bertani, both of North Huntingdon; and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held Monday, Nov. 8, at 11 a.m. in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont, with Pastor Dale W. Roddy officiating. Arrangements by JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., Jeannette.

Mary M. Pavlik
Mary M. Pavlik, 99, of South Greensburg, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, in the Hempfield Manor. She was born May 26, 1900, in Hecla, a daughter of the late Emery and Anna Bortnik Polocosky. She was the oldest charter member of St. Bruno Catholic Church, South Greensburg; a member of the Rosary Altar Society of St. Bruno Church; the Living Rosary Society; Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Seton #306, Greensburg; and the Jednota Ladies Lodge Branch 277. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew S. Pavlik, in 1976; two daughters, Rita and Eleanor Pavlik; two brothers, John and James Polocosky; and a sister, Anna Polocosky. She is survived by her son, Raymond L. Pavlik of South Greensburg; a granddaughter, Linda L. Grec of Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Helen Beers of East Palestine, Ohio, and Elizabeth Sova of Latrobe; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg, Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Bruno Catholic Church, South Greensburg, with the Rev. Blane L. Resko, O.S.B., as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Greensburg Catholic Cemetery, Hempfield Township. The Rosary Altar Society of St. Bruno Church and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas #306 will meet at the funeral home Monday at 3 p.m. to pray the rosary.

Charles B. Pipes
Charles B. Pipes, 77, of Hempfield Township, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, at his home. He was born Oct. 2, 1922, in Washington, Pa., the son of the late Charles B. Sr. and Sara Cross Pipes. Prior to his retirement, he was a greeter at the Wal-Mart store in Hempfield Plaza and had previously been employed by Hackney Investigations and the Greensburg Photo Center. He was a member of the Word Of Life Ministries, was a former member of the Greensburg Lions Club and the Full Gospel Businessmen's Association and was a volunteer at the Westmoreland County Blind Association. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. Charles was a loving husband and father and a man of great faith. He is survived by his wife, Margaret ``Peg'' Pipes; a son, Daniel Wayne Pipes at home; two daughters, Mrs. Judy Kaufman and her husband, Ken, of Greensburg and Mrs. Karen Barr and her husband, Mark, of Mt. Pleasant; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Friends will be received at the COSHEY-NICHOLSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 319 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home Monday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Warner officiating. Entombment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. Alvin P. Oskin Jr., funeral director, in charge of arrangements.

John E. ``Jack'' Ralph Jr.
John E. ``Jack'' Ralph Jr., 81, of Boca Raton, Fla., formerly of Irwin, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, at his residence. Born Nov. 21, 1917, in Irwin, he was a son of the late John Elias Sr. and Ann (Hrabak) Ralph. He was treasurer of U.S. Steel Corp. He was past president of the Association of American Railroads Treasury Offices, Citizens Crime Watch and Good Fellowship Club. He was trustee of Robert Morris College in Pittsburgh, a 32nd Degree Mason, life member of Syria Temple Shrine and Shidle Lodge #601, and was elder of the Presbyterian Church in Pompano Beach, Fla., and Irwin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Sarah (Bailey) Ralph, who died in 1978; and his second wife, Dorothy (Johns) Ralph, who died in 1992. Surviving are a sister, Betty R. Donaldson of Wisconsin; a daughter-in-law, Hanna Barker of Boca Raton, Fla.; an aunt, Lula Ralph of Pennsylvania; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the VINCENT V. RODGERS FUNERAL HOME, 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert C. Hill officiating. Interment in Irwin Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Irwin. Masonic services will be held Sunday at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home. 

Sophia Frances (Rafacz) Randolph
Sophia Frances (Rafacz) Randolph, 85, of Orange Park, Fla., formerly of Mt. Pleasant, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, in Doctors Lake Health Care, Orange Park, Fla. She was born March 26, 1914, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late John and Mary Fudala Rafacz. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Randolph in 1968; three brothers, John, Michael and Steve Rafacz; and a sister, Philomena Rafacz. Mrs. Randolph was a former member of the Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church and its Holy Rosary Society and Christian Mothers. She is survived by her loving family: her daughter, Phyllis Forrest and her husband, Thomas, of Green Cove Springs, Fla.; her grandson, Thomas Jeffrey Forrest of Jacksonville, Fla.; and her brother and sister, Frank Rafacz and his wife, Irene, of Mt. Pleasant and Marianne Miscovich and her husband, Louis, of Greensburg. Friends will be received Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at GALONE-CARUSO'S, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Transfiguration R.C. Church, Mt. Pleasant. Interment Transfiguration Parish Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant. The Transfiguration Holy Rosary Society will recite the rosary in the funeral home Tuesday at 7 p.m. 

Charles L. Sayles
Charles L. Sayles, 74, of Elizabeth Township, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, in McKeesport Hospital. He was born June 7, 1925, in Shaner, a son of the late Burt and Pearl Fellabaum Sayles. He was a retired employee of the G.C. Murphy Co., McKeesport; a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy; and a member of the Central Highlands United Methodist Church, Elizabeth Township, and the Shaner Gun Club. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Wyman. He is survived by his wife, Clada E. Fontanesi Sayles; two sons, Gerald Sayles of Elizabeth Township and Dwayne Sales of Harrisburg; two grandchildren; three sisters, June Sellman of Elizabeth Township, Sarah Shoaf of Florida, and Alice Miller of Ohio; also nieces and nephews. Friends were received at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be received 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. Charles R. Fowler officiating. Interment will follow in Irwin Union Cemetery. 

GREGORY SKOTNICKI 
Gregory Skotnicki, 47, of Greensburg, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, at the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Nov. 22, 1951, in McKeesport, the son of Frances Ruszkoski Skotnicki of White Oak and the late Ted J. Skotnicki. He was a master plumber for the Chuba Co. of Homestead, a member of the Church of St. Paul in Greensburg, a committee member of Boy Scout Troop 480, also a charter member of the White Oak Rescue and a member of the McKeesport Knights of Columbus 955. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Carolyn Yaga Skotnicki; two sons, Gregory Skotnicki Jr. and Jonathan Kokos Skotnicki, both at home; three sisters, Mary Parker of Maryland, Bernadette Grese of Liberty Borough and Terri Kisan of McKeesport; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Sunday from 12 to 9 p.m. in the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport. Mass of Christian Burial Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the Church of St. Paul with the Rev. Leonard Stoviak as celebrant. Interment will be in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park.

Marion Beck Spencer
Marion Beck Spencer, 95, of New Providence, N.J., formerly of Irwin, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999. She was born Aug. 24, 1904, in Wilmerding, a daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Light Beck. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Irwin and the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 400, Irwin. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert V. Spencer; a daughter, Marilyn Lois Spencer; and a sister, Mildred Baker. She is survived by a daughter, M. Louise Magill of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a son, Donald E. Spencer of New Providence, N.J.; three grandchildren, Doug Magill of Chatham, N.J., Scott Magill of Chandler, Ariz., and Debra Rowland of Milford, Iowa; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Florence Geyer of North Versailles; also nieces and nephews. Friends were received at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where funeral services will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. Frederick B. Zikeli officiating. Interment will follow at Irwin Union Cemetery. 

Susie M. Trozzo
Susie M. Trozzo, 89, of Monessen, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at 10:16 a.m., in the Monongahela Valley Hospital, following a short illness. She was born in Monessen, May 31, 1910, a daughter of the late Carmine and Rose (Trozzo) Orrico. Mrs. Trozzo, a homemaker, was a lifelong resident of Monessen, and a member of the Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church. She was a member of the former St. Cajetan Rosary Altar Society. She was also a member of the former Italian Mutual Aid Society and Sons of Italy. She is survived by her husband, Joe Trozzo; two sons and daughters-in-law, Patsy S. and Betty Trozzo of Murrysville and Carmine A. and Lorraine Trozzo of Monessen; two sisters, Mrs. Mary DeLuca and Mrs. Ida Sala, both of Monessen; seven grandchildren, David, Larry, Ronald, Timothy, Joseph and Richard Trozzo and Patti Roman. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Rose DeCaria, Millie Cassano and Virginia Check; and a brother, Joe Orrico. Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the DALFONSO-BILLICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 441 Reed Ave., Monessen. A blessing will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass in the Epiphany of Our Lord R.C. Church. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Monessen. 

Mary K. Urana
Mary K. Urana, 86, of Herminie, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at the Hempfield Manor, Hempfield Township. Mrs. Urana was born Dec. 23, 1912, in Germany, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Kaus) Klavora. Mrs. Urana received her teaching degree from the University of Indiana and retired as an elementary teacher with over 30 years of service in the Sewickley Township School District. Her memberships included being a life member of St. Edward Roman Catholic Church, Herminie, and its Altar Rosary Society, a member of the Herminie S.N.P.J. Lodge #87 and the Pennsylvania State Education Association. Mrs. Urana is survived by her husband of 53 years, John Urana; and also several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Herminie, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Edward Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Lawrence L. Manchas as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park. A St. Edward Parish Rosary will be recited Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in the funeral home. A parish wake service will be held Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. 

Marion A. (Willis) Brush
Marion A. (Willis) Brush, 80, of Swissvale, on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999. Mother of Theresa and her husband, Emil Begg, of Wilkins Township, Roger Sr. and his wife, Mary Brush, of North Huntingdon and the late Phillip. Grandmother of George Begg, Laura Begg, Kathy Kitterman, R.T. Brush Jr. and Tina Brush Kubic. Also two great-grandchildren. Sister of Katheryne Collins, Florence Lenox, Myrtle Restly and Albert Willis. Friends were received Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington Ave., Swissvale, where a blessing service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment to follow in All Saints Braddock Catholic Cemetery. 

Elizabeth V. Crusan Everett,
Elizabeth V. Crusan Everett, 70, of Rillton, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born July 27, 1929, in Black Lick, a daughter of the late Edward and Florence Frye Crusan Dunmire. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Oshie Dunmire; and three brothers, Melvin, Jessie and Kenny Crusan. She is survived by her husband, Howard Everett Sr.; and seven children, Donald ``Butch'' Crusan of Yukon, Virginia Pfrogner and her husband, James, of Rillton, Donna Everett of Greensburg, Howard Jr. of Rillton, Alice Mellinger and her husband, Howard, of Herminie, Mary Everett and Ellen Everett, both of Greensburg; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Dorothy Dunmire of Saltsburg and Ruth Ader of Slickville. Friends will be received at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday in the funeral home at 10 a.m. with the Rev. John C. Pressler officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.

Rosemary McDonald Findle
Rosemary McDonald Findle, 84, of Irwin, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, at her home. She was born Sept. 24, 1915, in Crabtree, a daughter of the late John J. and Grace McClain McDonald. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church of Irwin and a member of the AARP #3221, North Huntingdon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Findle; and 11 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Francis F. Findle; a daughter, Judy Ann and her husband, Larry Martin, of Newark, Ohio; two grandchildren, Joseph and Joyce Mary Killmeyer; a brother, John McDonald of California; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., Fifth and Oak streets, Irwin, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Huntingdon. Memorials may be made to the Westmoreland Hospice, 532 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601.

Pamela C. Gamble
Pamela C. Gamble, 47, of Derry, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, in UPMC Shadyside. She was born May 2, 1952, in Latrobe, a daughter of Patricia Amend Pyle of Derry and the late Robert W. Pyle. She was a member of the Derry Presbyterian Church, the Derry American Legion and the Derry Ukes. She was employed by Mastorocco's Market, Derry. She is survived by her husband, James ``Mitch'' Gamble; a son, Robert M. Gamble and Beverly Coffman of Derry; a daughter, Rachael L. Gaffey and her husband, Robert, of New Derry; four sisters, Patsy Pyle of Florida, Paula Orzechowski and her husband, Ed, and Penny Smith and her husband, Kenneth, all of St. Augustine, Fla., and Peggy Suda and her husband, Thomas, of Indiana, Pa.; three grandchildren, Dakotta and Dylan Gaffey and Alexander Powell; and several nieces and nephews. Friends were received Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the McCABE FUNERAL HOME, 300 W. Third Ave., Derry, where services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. F. Neal Galley officiating. Interment will follow in Coles Cemetery, Derry.

Mary Ballas Gombos
Mary Ballas Gombos, 93, of West Mifflin, on Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999. Beloved wife of the late Paul Gombos. Daughter of the late Paul and Anna Ballas. Mother of Edward B. of Gillhall, Pa., Thomas of Venice, Fla., John of West Mifflin, Robert of Lewistown, Pa., and the late Paul and George Gombos. Sister of Anna Chervanak of Whitaker. Also, 15 granddaughters and two grandsons; 10 great-grandsons and five great-granddaughters; a great-great-grandson; and nieces and nephews. Family received Monday from 2 to 9 p.m. at the JAMES F. KUTCH FUNERAL HOME, 107 Fourth Ave., Rankin. Services will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the funeral home with Divine Liturgy in St. Michael's Orthodox G.C. Church at 9:30 a.m. Panachida service at 7:30 p.m. 
Monday. Interment Jefferson Memorial Park.

Elizabeth Jane (Kramer) Grise
Elizabeth Jane (Kramer) Grise, 73, of Wilkinsburg, on Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999. Wife of Roy C. Grise; mother of Ronald Kramer Sr. of North Braddock and Marcia Lydon of Butler; sister of Daniel Nania of Penn Hills, the late Joseph J. Nania and the late Mary Agnes Ruess; and grandmother of Kimberly and Elizabeth Kramer, Ronald Kramer Jr. and Rehanna Lydon. Friends may call Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the KNEE FUNERAL HOME OF WILKINSBURG INC., 800 Center St., where a blessing service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Service Society.

Dorothy Hallowell
Dorothy Hallowell, 82, of Latrobe, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, in IHS at Mountain View, Unity Township. She was born Sept. 22, 1917, in Philadelphia, a daughter of the late Henry and May Matchett. She was a member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Latrobe. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald S. Hallowell Sr., in 1995. She is survived by two children, Joan Hahn and her husband, Lamont, of Syracuse, N.Y., and Ronald S. Hallowell Jr. and his wife, Martha, of Latrobe; two grandsons, Bruce Hahn and his wife, Maria, and Bryan Hahn; a great-granddaughter, Theresa Jo Hahn; a sister, Lorraine Hober; and a brother, Arthur Matchett, both of Philadelphia. Friends will be received at the HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. William E. Ordelt Jr. officiating. Private interment will be in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Triangle Meals-On-Wheels, P.O. Box 347, Pleasant Unity, PA 15676.

Ronald E. Howard
Ronald E. Howard, 63, of Holiday Park Drive, Plum, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, in UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh. Born June 22, 1936, in New Kensington, he had been a resident of Plum most of his life. Mr. Howard was a 1954 graduate of Plum High School and a Navy veteran during the Korean conflict, where he attained the rank of Boiler Maker, 2nd Class. He was employed for 30 years by the H.J. Heinz Co. of Pittsburgh as an instrumentation technician, retiring in June of 1998. Mr. Howard was a member of Plum Creek Lodge Free and Accepted Masons. He enjoyed fishing. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Donna Eiler Howard; a son, Daniel C. Howard of Pittsburgh; a daughter, Mrs. John (Roni S.) Mozina of Washington Township; five grandchildren; and three sisters, Dorothy Keibler and Mrs. Leroy (Doris) Keaton, both of Plum, and Mrs. Newton (Hetty) Wilson of Upper Burrell. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Blanche McLaughlin Howard. The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., a family-owned and -operated funeral home, 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Frank DeLuce, pastor of the Unity United Presbyterian Church of Murrysville, will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. Those desiring may contribute in his memory to the building fund of the Unity United Presbyterian Church, 215 Unity Trestle Road, Pittsburgh, PA. Members of Plum Creek Masonic Lodge will assemble at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home for memorial services.

Frank W. Irwin
Frank W. Irwin, 86, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Irwin, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, at Valley Lutheran Hospital, Mesa, Ariz. He was born Dec. 22, 1912, in Irwin, a son of the late Howard F. and Mary Verner Irwin. He was a graduate of the Norwin Class of 1913, owner of Irwin's Market, a member of the Irwin Lions Club, former member of the First Presbyterian Church of Irwin, and a member of the Church of the Master, Mesa, Ariz. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wives, Cecilia Yost Irwin and Jean C. Cochran Irwin; and a sister, Mary Catherine Shivley. He is survived by a daughter, Betty J. Dalton of Rolling Hills, Calif.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia Holowenko of West Lafayette, Ind., and Adele Niesner of Johnstown; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Robert C. Hill officiating. Interment will follow in Irwin Union Cemetery.

Theresa M. (Toth) Kempka
Theresa M. (Toth) Kempka, 71, of Slickville, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, in her loving home. She was born Nov. 24, 1927, in Slickville, a daughter of the late Laslo and Teresa (Molitoricz) Toth. A graduate of the Franco Beauty Academy of New Kensington, she was proprietor of Theresa Kempka Beauty Salon of Slickville. Theresa was a member of St. Sylvester's Church and its Rosary Altar Society. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Julius, Louis and William Toth; and two sisters, Mary Majoris and Helen Christian. Theresa is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Henry J. Kempka; six daughters, Mary Anne Overly and husband, Mack, and Theresa Marie Wetzel and husband, James, both of Delmont, Bernadette Caranese and husband, Blase, of New Alexandria, Loretta Bell and husband, Phillip, of Latrobe, Monica Slaughenhoupt and husband, John, of North Carolina, and Deborah Bozik and husband, Steve, of Ashburn, Va.; three sons, Joseph Kempka, John Kempka and wife, Cindy, and Martin Kempka and wife, Denise, all of Greensburg; a brother, Father Simon Toth, O.S.B., of St. Vincent Archabbey of Latrobe; three sisters, Anna Davis of Bay City, Mich., Elizabeth Kurant of Slickville and Margaret Stepic of Export; 14 delightful grandchildren, Melissa Cararini and husband, Samuel, Nicholas, Matthew and Michael Kempka, Marc and Stephen Wetzel, Jeremy, Justin, Joshua and Jordan Kempka, Alicia and Blase Caranese III, Lindsey Bell and Angela Bozik; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends received at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC. AT TWIN VALLEY, 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, (724) 468-1177, beginning Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Theresa's Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Sylvester's Church, Slickville, with Father Simon Toth, O.S.B., as celebrant. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. A vigil service will be held Monday at 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Kevin P. Altman, supervisor, in charge.

Agnes G. Sefcheck Marchewka
Agnes G. Sefcheck Marchewka, 91, formerly of Everson, died Sunday morning, Nov. 7, 1999, in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. She was born Jan. 5, 1908, in Owensdale, a daughter of the late Michael and Mary Siwula (Sczwczyk) Sefcheck. Agnes was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Everson, and the church's Holy Rosary Society. She was a member of the Everson Senior Citizens Organization. Agnes was well-known for her crocheting of afghans, slippers and scarfs, and was an avid bingo player. Agnes leaves to cherish her memories her daughter, Genevieve E. Shumar and her husband, Jack, of Mt. Pleasant; a son, Walter L. ``Muff'' Marchewka of Connellsville; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Elizabeth Zimmerman of Pittsburgh, Bridget Marchewka of Connellsville, and Helen Treacy of Mt. Pleasant; and a brother, Joseph Sefcheck and his wife, Marge, of Johnstown. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leo W. Marchewka, on Nov. 1, 1973; a son, Thomas Marchewka, in 1996; three brothers, Peter Sefcheck, on Oct. 27, 1969, Walter P. Sefcheck, on Nov. 18, 1976, and Andrew Sefcheck, on Jan. 4, 1995; and a sister, Dorothy Hrimnak, in July of 1998. Agnes' family will receive friends in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by her Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph R.C. Church, Everson, with the Rev. Dennis A. Bogusz, as principal celebrant, and the Revs. Francis Lesniowski and Michael W. Matusak con-celebrating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph R.C. Parish Cemetery, Everson. St. Joseph Holy Rosary Society will recite the rosary Tuesday at 2 p.m. and a parish wake service will be held at 8 p.m., both in the funeral home.

Sarah A. ``Sally'' Powers Marshall
Sarah A. ``Sally'' Powers Marshall, 63, of Forest Hills, on Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999. Wife of Edward W. Marshall. Mother of Edward W. Jr. of East Pittsburgh, Ginny Lynn Szekely of North Braddock, Sarah Jane Spiro of Florida and Michael of White Oak. Sister of Bernie Powers of Levittown, Pa., Bernice O'Connor of Turtle Creek, Leah Cunningham of White Oak, Mary Jo Shidel of White Oak, James Powers of North Huntingdon, John Powers of East McKeesport and Jerry Powers of North Versailles. Also, nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave., East Pittsburgh, (412) 824-8800. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Maurice Church Tuesday at noon.

Anna Mary ``Pat'' McGann-Echement
Anna Mary ``Pat'' McGann-Echement passed away Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at Country Meadows, Bridgeville, where she had been a resident since 1993, after the passing of her second husband, Roy Echement. Mary Pat, as she was known, was born Feb. 27, 1914, to O.E. and Florence Hartman, near Frostburg, Md. She was raised in Connellsville, where she married F.J. ``Mac'' McGann in 1934, and moved to Latrobe, where she raised two sons, Jim, who lives in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., and who has three daughters and four grandchildren; and Neil, who lives in Titusville, Fla., and has two children. After ``Mac'' McGann passed away, Mary Pat moved to Pittsburgh and trained to become a nurse's aide in acute care, and retired from St. Clair Hospital in Mt. Lebanon in 1981. Friends may call at the LAUGHLIN FUNERAL HOME, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon, Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Private interment Tuesday in Green Ridge Cemetery, Connellsville. If desired, memorials may be made to Country Meadows of the South Hills, 3560 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA 15017. Regis E. McGinty, 77, passed away Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, after a short illness. Regis was a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, and a retired machinist with Cooper Industries in Grove City, where he was employed for 33 years. Regis was an avid hunter and fisherman, as well as an accomplished wildlife and outdoor artist. He was also a lifetime member of the Mercer American Legion Post 159. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Evelyn McGinty of Grove City; their children, Mary Ellen Collins and her husband, John, of Phoenix, Ariz., Carol McGinty of Pittsburgh, Kevin McGinty and his wife, Carlie, of Pittsburgh, and Susan McGinty of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren, Patrick, Emily, John and Anne McGinty, all of Pittsburgh; and his sister and two brothers, Katherine Chmura of Meadville, George McGinty of Melbourne, Fla., and Eugene McGinty of New Canaan, Conn. Mr. McGinty was preceded in death by his parents, Patrick and Mary Schiestle McGinty; and a sister and two brothers, Dorothy Gregory of Grove City, Donald McGinty and Francis McGinty, both of Detroit, Mich. Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME INC., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City, (724-458-7790). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 1O a.m. at the Church of The Beloved Disciple, Grove City. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Transitional Care Unit of United Community Hospital, 631 N. Broad St. Ext., Grove City, PA 16127.

Mary E. Moff
Mary E. Moff, 85, of Latrobe, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, in the Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born May 28, 1914, in New Alexandria, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Carmella (Christopher) Palladino. Mary was Catholic by faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph E. Moff, in 1997; three sisters, Florence Bigi, Marie Stayer, and Rose Berginc; and five brothers, Michael, Dom, Joseph, Anthony, and Patsy Palladino. She is survived by two children, Linda M. St. Clair of Latrobe and Eugene J. Moff and his wife, Gloria, of Atlanta, Ga.; two grandchildren, Jennifer and Rachel Moff; a sister, Giovanna ``Jenny'' Bucci and her husband, John, of Latrobe; and a number of nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation. A private blessing service and private interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Jeannette, will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. The HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe, (724) 537-5575, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary M. Pavlik
Mary M. Pavlik, 99, of South Greensburg, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, in the Hempfield Manor. She was born May 26, 1900, in Hecla, a daughter of the late Emery and Anna Bortnik Polocosky. She was the oldest charter member of St. Bruno Catholic Church, South Greensburg; a member of the Rosary Altar Society of St. Bruno Church; the Living Rosary Society; Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Seton #306, Greensburg; and the Jednota Ladies Lodge Branch 277. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew S. Pavlik, in 1976; two daughters, Rita and Eleanor Pavlik; two brothers, John and James Polocosky; and a sister, Anna Polocosky. She is survived by her son, Raymond L. Pavlik of South Greensburg; a granddaughter, Linda L. Grec of Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Helen Beers of East Palestine, Ohio, and Elizabeth Sova of Latrobe; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg, Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Bruno Catholic Church, South Greensburg, with the Rev. Blane L. Resko, O.S.B., as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Greensburg Catholic Cemetery, Hempfield Township. The Rosary Altar Society of St. Bruno Church and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas #306 will meet at the funeral home Monday at 3 p.m. to pray the rosary.

Sophia Frances (Rafacz) Randolph
Sophia Frances (Rafacz) Randolph, 85, of Orange Park, Fla., formerly of Mt. Pleasant, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, in Doctors Lake Health Care, Orange Park, Fla. Friends will be received Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at GALONE-CARUSO'S, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant. Interment Transfiguration Parish Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant. The Transfiguration Holy Rosary Society will recite the rosary in the funeral home Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Emmett Filmore Tweedy
Emmett Filmore Tweedy, 91, of 2036 Nursery Road, Clearwater, Fla., died Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, in the Largo (Fla.) Medical Center. He was born Aug. 6, 1908, in Wilkins Township, a son of the late Robert S. and Elsie Gertrude Moyer Tweedy. Before retiring to Florida in 1972, he was a teacher, principal, and track and football coach in the Turtle Creek School District for 40 years. He graduated from Westminster College in 1931 with a B.S. in chemistry, and earned an M.Ed. from the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to track and field, he played football in high school and college, and was inducted into the Westminster College Towering Titans Hall of Fame. He was also an outstanding gymnast and taught the sport in addition to his other school duties. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Clearwater, the Masonic Blue Lodge 613, Syria Shrine Temple, and Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, all in Pennsylvania. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Eleanor Sholl Tweedy, and his second wife, Dorothy Bower Tweedy. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Daniel Roy and William O. Tweedy; and by sisters, Margaret Tweedy and Thelma Tweedy Wolak. In addition to his wife of 17 years, Louise Collins Howland Tweedy, he is survived by his daughter, Linda T. Kosak; his son-in-law, Carl C. Kosak; his grandson, Christopher C. Kosak; his brothers, Clarence Wesley and Robert S. Tweedy; his sisters, Gertrude Schake, Audrey L. Comer and Betty J. Freise; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held Saturday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m. in Early's Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Concord, Va. HERITAGE FUNERAL SERVICE AND CREMATORY, 427 Graves Mill Road, Lynchburg, Va., in charge of arrangements.

Mary K. Urana
Mary K. Urana, 86, of Herminie, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at the Hempfield Manor, Hempfield Township. Mrs. Urana was born Dec. 23, 1912, in Germany, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Kaus) Klavora. Mrs. Urana received her teaching degree from the University of Indiana and retired as an elementary teacher with over 30 years of service in the Sewickley Township School District. Her memberships included being a life member of St. Edward Roman Catholic Church, Herminie, and its Altar Rosary Society, a member of the Herminie S.N.P.J. Lodge #87 and the Pennsylvania State Education Association. Mrs. Urana is survived by her husband of 53 years, John Urana; and also several nieces and nephews. Friends were received at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Herminie, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Edward Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Lawrence L. Manchas as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park. A St. Edward Parish Rosary was recited Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in the funeral home. A parish wake service was held Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

Goldie M. Woodward
Goldie M. Woodward, 91, of Greensburg, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, in the Westmoreland Manor, Hempfield Township. She was born in Youngwood, May 20, 1908, the daughter of the late Levi and Lucy Zimmerman Nagle. She was a retired employee of Herrold's Jewelry Store and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Greensburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, James Woodward, in 1977. She is survived by her son, Jay E. Woodward and his wife, Sue, of Greensburg; a daughter, Marjorie Steadman of Versailles, Ky.; and three grandchildren, Jeff and Caroline Woodward and Lynne Tapp. Family and friends will be received at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME, 524 N. Main St., Greensburg, Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held in the funeral home Tuesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. James H. Nash officiating. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. The family requests memorial contributions to either the First Presbyterian Church or the Salvation Army of Greensburg.

Robert A. ``Gus'' Zazac Sr.
Robert A. ``Gus'' Zazac Sr., 86, of Greensburg, formerly of Monessen, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, surrounded by his family at UPMC Presbyterian, Oakland. Born March 21, 1913, in Monessen, a son of the late Anthony and Fanny Zazac. His first job was as a paper carrier for the Valley Independent, a job he had from age 5 until he started working for Acco Page Wire-Tin Mill at age 16. He worked for Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel at the Monessen and Allenport plants during his 46 years with the company. He was a veteran of World War II, serving his country in the U.S. Army 618th Quartermaster Detachment, earning three Bronze Stars, a Good Conduct Medal and a Meritorious Unit Award. He was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg, the VFW Greensburg Post 33, a life member of the United Steel Workers, and the Knights of Columbus. He was a 16-year survivor of stomach cancer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, including Stanley, who was killed in action during World War II; a sister, Mary Balant; and a granddaughter, Nicole Marie Sedunov. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Susan Zazac; a daughter and son-in-law, Marsha and Steven Sedunov of Indiana, Pa.; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert A. Jr. and Gina Zazac of North Versailles; three grandsons, Jasen S. and his wife, Heather Sedunov, of Greensburg, Joshua S. Sedunov of Indiana, Pa., and Robert A. Zazac III of North Versailles; and a granddaughter, Mia Marie Zazac, also of North Versailles. Friends will be received Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the ROBERT A. BILLICK FUNERAL HOME INC., Grand Boulevard and Marion Avenue, Monessen, where a blessing service will be held Wednesday at 12:30 p.m., followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 1 p.m. in the Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Monessen.


 

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