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WALTER M. ANTONIAK

Walter M. Antoniak, 76, of Jeannette, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000. He was born March 6, 1923, in Jeannette, a son of the late Ignatius and Agnes Zelachowski Antoniak. Prior to his retirement, Walter was employed by the former General Tire Co. of Jeannette, presently Gen Corp. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Church of Jeannette and the church's Holy Name Society; a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Navy, a member of the American Legion Post #344, the Arlington Club and the Brotherhood of White Eagles, all of Jeannette. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Georgia Miller Antoniak, in 1997. He is survived by a daughter, Cindy Busija and her husband, David, of Youngwood; two sons, Walter J. Antoniak and his wife, Patti, and John R. Antoniak, all of Jeannette; three brothers, Carl and his wife, Lil, and Daniel and his wife, Ruth, all of Jeannette, and Leonard Antoniak and his wife, Dolores ``De,'' of Harrison City; two sisters, Dorothy Tanyer and Martha Bair and husband, Harry, all of Jeannette; two grandchildren, Sarah Sprock of Youngwood and Ashley Antoniak of Jeannette; two stepgrandchildren, Scott Busija of Texas and Kristy Busija of Pittsburgh; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette, beginning Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Church. Interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Hempfield Township. The Sacred Heart Holy Name Society will hold services Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and the Jeannette Combined Veterans will hold services Wednesday at 8 p.m., both in the funeral home.

R. RUSSELL BIXLER

R. Russell Bixler, on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000. Husband of Norma (Bowman) Bixler. Father of Kathryn (George) Steiner of Colorado Springs, Colo., Paul (Faye) Bixler and Harold (Clare) Bixler, both of Texas, and John (Lori) Bixler of Denver, Colo. Grandfather of Rebecca (Joshua) Peterson, Meredith Steiner, Drew, Jill, Anna, Rachel, Audrey, Lisa, Mollie, and Kelly. Brother of Robert Bixler of Vero Beach, Fla., David Bixler of Silver Spring, Md., and the late Alvan Bixler. A memorial service will be held at South Hills Assembly of God Friday, Feb. 4, at 11 a.m. Arrangements by the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., Brentwood. If desired, family suggests contributions to Russ Bixler Memorial Fund, c/o Cornerstone Television, 1 Signal Hill Drive, Wall, PA 15146-1499.

JOHN GLENN DEFLORIA

John Glenn DeFloria, 52, of Irwin (Penn Township), died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, as the result of an automobile accident. He was born Feb. 13, 1947, in DuBois, a son of John J. DeFloria of Slickville and the late Bereniece Meyers DeFloria. He was an employee of Poly Hi Solidur of Delmont. He was a veteran of the Vietnam conflict, serving in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the American Legion Brush Creek Post 260; the VFW Post 7250 of Confluence; the F.O.E. Aerie 1671, Irwin; the S.N.P.J. Lodge 41; and the Diaz Club of Jeannette. In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Barbara J. Lash DeFloria; four daughters, Michele DeFloria of Irwin, Milissa Carrig of Plum, Debra D. Wagner of Jeannette and Sandra L. Miller of Siegel; a son, Brian A. Drury of Jeannette; and 10 grandchildren. Friends will be received at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Chris Livermore officiating. Entombment will follow at Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township.

LLOYD E. EBNER JR.
Lloyd E. Ebner Jr., 92, of Jeannette, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at home. He was born Sept. 17, 1907, in Arnold, a son of the late Lloyd E. Sr. and Anna Frederick Ebner. Prior to retirement, he was a sales representative at Bud Smail Lincoln Mercury. He was a member of the Grace United Church of Christ, Jeannette, past president and current member of Jeannette Lions Club, and was serving as a Melvin Jones Fellow. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Grace B. Bushyager Ebner; two brothers, Wilfred Ebner and Fred Ebner; and two sisters, Mabel Pinkerton and Emma Fallas. He is survived by a brother, Edgar Ebner of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Wanda Whalen of Jeannette; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Dr. Rev. Robert W. Jobe officiating. Entombment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park Mausoleum, Delmont. Members of the Jeannette Lions Club and Lioness Club will meet at the funeral home Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

JOHN DAVID HELTEBRAN

John David ``J.D.'' Heltebran, 90, of Smithton RD, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, in Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born May 10, 1909, in South Huntingdon Township, a son of the late Charles and Elizabeth Hixson Heltebran. He was former owner of the two Gulf service stations in Connellsville; owner of Heltebran's Garage and Service Station, Smithton; a substitute mail carrier for the Smithton Post Office; formerly employed at Pritt's Feed and Supply, Smithton; a surplus food administrator for eight years in Greensburg; and a tax assessment officer for seven years in Greensburg and Westmoreland County, from which he retired. He was a member of the Hilltop United Methodist Church, Madison, for over 50 years, served on its board of trustees for 18 years and was president for 12 years. He was also a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge 978 and the Waltersburg Lodge for 40 years; the Gummert Lodge 252 F&AM of Fayette City; the Coudersport Consistory; a volunteer emergency medical technician; founder and charter member of the Smithton-South Huntingdon Township Ambulance Service, where he served for 26 years as president and treasurer; a board member of the Hoffman Cemetery; and a board member of the Old Time Fiddlers Association, Uniontown. He was also a Democratic committeeman and chairman for South Huntingdon Township for 25 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Grace Newlin Heltebran; a brother, Leroy Heltebran; and two sisters, Mae Heltebran Snyder and Alice Marie Heltebran Beckinger. He is survived by his wife, Judith M. Heltebran; two sons, Larry and his wife, Karen, of Smithton and Lee and wife, Elizabeth, of West Newton RD; a daughter, Linda Tompkins and husband, Wade, of Herminie; a sister, Bland Sarsfield of Herminie; two brothers, Joseph and his wife, Vera Belle, of Belle Vernon RD3 and William of Akron, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two stepchildren, Tim Legazza of Smithton and Richard Legazza and wife, Lori, of Star Junction; a stepgrandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the L.L. BARTHELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Second Street, Smithton. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Hilltop United Methodist Church, Madison, with Pastor Lawrence Raughley III officiating. Additional viewing will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Masonic service will be held Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

CATHERINE D. KINNEER

Catherine D. Kinneer, 73, of Acme, died late Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000 at Acme in the home of her daughter, with whom she was residing at the time. Catherine was born Nov. 23, 1926, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Stephen and Mary Kukol Janesko. She was a resident of the Acme area for most of her life and was a graduate of the former East Huntingdon High School. Prior to retirement, she worked as a secretary for the Tlumac Insurance Agency and later in the office of Magistrate Peg Tlumac. Catherine was a member of St. Raymond of the Mountain Roman Catholic Church, Donegal, and it's Altar Rosary Society. She was also a member of the Birthday Girls Club of Donegal. She is survived by two daughters, Elaine White and her husband, Robert, and Noreen Brady and her husband, Patrick, all of Acme; two sons, Neil Kinneer Jr. and his wife, Donna, of Acme RD2 and Brian Kinneer and his wife, Brenda, of Acme RD1; eight grandchildren, Shannon Fess of Mt. Pleasant, Cale White, Johanna Golkasky, and Jill Brady, all of Acme, Krista Kinneer of Frederick, Md., David, Stephen, and Stacy Kinneer, all of Acme; two great-grandchildren, Brandon and Brett Fess of Mt. Pleasant; and a brother, George Janesko of Mt. Pleasant. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Neil E. Kinneer; and three sisters, Elizabeth Smithula, Irene Blanda and Margaret Uhring. Friends will be received in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Raymond of the Mountain R.C. Church, Donegal, with the Rev. John Harrold as celebrant. A committal service and interment will follow in the Brown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 700, Pittsburgh, PA 15235.

ERNEST D. LUTZ

Ernest D. Lutz, 74, of Youngwood, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Dec. 31, 1925, in Greenwalt, a son of the late Charles F. and Alice E. Betler Lutz. He was president of Lutz Oil Co. of Youngwood since 1987 and prior to that he was a driver for the company owned by his parents. He was a member of St. Luke's Church of Youngwood, and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Slovak American Club of Hecla. He is survived by a son, Edward E. Lutz and wife, Tanna, of Youngwood; three grandchildren, Tara, Eddy and Tyler; two stepgrandchildren, Trevor and Colton; a brother, Charles E. Lutz and wife, Margaret, of Hunker; a sister, Lois G. Lutz of Youngwood; a special friend, Eleanor Lutz; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Friends will be received Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood, where a funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Theodore Bessey officiating. Interment Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Penn Center Blvd., Pittsburgh, or to the Youngwood Library, 17 S. Sixth Street, Youngwood.

HARRY RUSSELL McCAIG JR.

Harry Russell McCaig Jr., 69, of Monroeville, formerly of Pitcairn, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000. Son of the late Harry Russell and Mildred E. (Fletcher) McCaig. Brother of Donald R. (wife, Linda) McCaig of McMurray and Maureen K. (husband, William) Murphy of Murrysville. Uncle of Michael (wife, Laurie) McCaig, Timothy (wife, Dorothy) McCaig, Kerry (husband, Dan) Plesco, Megan Murphy, Brian (wife, Ailish) Murphy, and Erin (husband, Michael) Rizzer. Great-uncle of Lauren McCaig and Riley Rizzer. Russell owned and operated Actors Workshop in Pittsburgh, where he taught acting and film-making. Prior to that, he worked for many years in New York with Garson Kanin and David Merrick and in California for Film Fair Industries making documentaries. Russell belonged to F&AM Valley Lodge 613, and was a Korean War Navy veteran. No visitation. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at noon at the WM. O. PEARCE FUNERAL HOME INC., 318 Wall Ave., Pitcairn, with Dr. Erwin Kerr officiating. Family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society, Southwest Region, 241 Fourth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1744.

FRANCES (RIGUTTO) PATTERSON

Frances (Rigutto) Patterson, 86, passed away Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital in New Castle. Mother of Alberta Rigutto Johe of Huntington, W.Va.; also survived by three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Sister of Josephine Mirabelli and Rose Rossi, both of Pittsburgh, and the late Carmela Russo and Janie Anania. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, 997 Greentree Road, Green Tree, where services will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. Interment in Riverview Memorial Park.

MABEL I. PORTERFIELD

Mabel I. Porterfield, 82, of Mt. Pleasant, went to her eternal rest, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. Mabel was born March 2, 1917, at Laurelville, a daughter of the late Ira and Elizabeth Gordon Miller. She was a member of the Mt. Joy Church of the Brethren. She was a homemaker and a loving mother of her daughter, JoAnn Citro and her husband, Daniel, of Mt. Pleasant RD7; and her two granddaughters, Deanna Conte and husband, John, and Danielle Citro. She also has a sister, Kathryn Snyder of Orlando, Fla. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Eugene ``Hoot'' Porterfield, in 1988; a brother, Sherman Miller; and three sisters, Evelyn Marker, Florence Harbaugh and Ceclia Wilkins. Friends will be received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m. Her funeral service will be held in the funeral home Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Charles D. Whipple officiating. Interment will follow in the Green Ridge Memorial Cemetery, Pennsville.

ELLEN SHEAKLEY

Ellen Sheakley, 97, of Greensburg, formerly of Jeannette, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, in the Redstone Highlands, Greensburg. She was born June 26, 1902, in Sturges, a daughter of the late James and June Potts. Prior to retirement, she worked at Jeannette Hardware Co. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Jeannette. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernie Sheakley; and a sister, Jane Chisnel. She is survived by nieces and nephews, and many friends at Redstone Highlands. There will be no public visitation. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the Redstone Highlands, 6 Garden Center Drive, Greensburg, with the Rev. David D. Hunte officiating. Private entombment took place at Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., in charge of arrangements.

PAULINE M. SMOLA

Pauline M. Smola, 74, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999. She was a resident of Harrison City until she moved to Florida in 1987. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary and William Smola. She is survived by a brother, Edward Smola of Harrison Park; and a sister, Blanche Fritzpatrick of Tallahassee, Fla. She is also survived by three nieces; two nephews; three great-nieces; two great-nephews; and a great-great-nephew. She also had a number of close family friends. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed. There will be a memorial service for her Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at 1 p.m. at the Community United Methodist Church, Harrison City. All are welcome.

VIRGINIA M. TOOMEY

Virginia M. Toomey, 86, of Greensburg, formerly of Park Ridge, N.J., died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Aug. 29, 1913, in Bronx, N.Y., a daughter of the late David J. and Mary (Reardon) Mahoney. She was retired from Park Ridge Public Library and River Vale Public Library. She was a member of Our Lady of Mercy, the Holy Rosary Society, and was a Girl Scout leader, all in Park Ridge, N.J. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Toomey; her stepmother, Loretta Mahoney; and a sister, Muriel Smith. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Ann Reitano and husband, Fred, of Greensburg; two sons, John R. Toomey and wife, Carole, and William D. Toomey and wife, Marilee, all of New Jersey; seven grandchildren, Michael, Christina, Kathleen, Kerry, Joseph, Keith and Kevin; three great-grandchildren, Sarah, Avery, and Nathan; two brothers, David J. Mahoney of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Robert Mahoney of New York; and several nieces and nephews. Viewing will be held Thursday in the SPEARING FUNERAL HOME, Park Ridge, N.J., (201) 391-6666. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday in Our Lady of Mercy Church, Park Ridge, N.J. Interment will follow in Maryrest Cemetery, Darlington, N.J. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Anne Home, 685 Angela Drive, or Westmoreland Regional Hospital Foundation, 532 W. Pittsburgh St., both of Greensburg, or the Park Ridge Public Library, Park Ridge, NJ 07656. Local arrangements are under the direction of the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME, Greensburg, (724) 837-0020, www.pantalone.com. Natale N. Pantalone, funeral director.

FLORENCE OLINZOCK TUCCI

Florence Olinzock Tucci, 79, of Mt. Pleasant, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. She was born Dec. 23, 1920, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Michael and Helen Rosky Olinzock. She was a member of the Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church, and was a graduate of the Hurst High School class of 1940. Prior to retirement, she was employed as a machine operator at Williamhouse. She is survived by three sons, Robert Tucci and wife, Alice, of Baltimore, Md., James Tucci of Elkridge, Md., and William Tucci of Mt. Pleasant; two granddaughters, Jennifer Tucci Francis and Emily Howerton; and two great-granddaughters, Sydney and Jodi Howerton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mario Tucci, in February, 1996; and two sisters, Gertrude Kray and Stella Honeychuck. Friends will be received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 10 a.m. by her pastor.

MARTIN W. TURACK

Martin W. Turack, 82, of Hopewell Township, died Friday evening, Jan. 28, 2000, in the UPMC Beaver Valley. He was born Nov. 10, 1917, in Export, a son of the late Ludwig and Anna Spencik Turack. He was a retired cement mason from Local 526, Pittsburgh. He was a graduate of St. Vincent College, a captain in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, and a member of the Croatian Fraternal Union. Surviving are his wife, Rosemary Balmos Turack; his son, Robert Turack of Greensburg; his daughters, Sandra Newsome of Murrysville and Jean Helterbran of West Aliquippa; three stepsons, Robert Penberthy of Moon Township, Mark Penberthy of Moon Township, and Lloyd Penberthy of Hallstead, Pa.; a stepdaughter, Bernadette Jones of Aliquippa; an adopted daughter, Nancy Morzonski of Industry; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; 15 stepgrandchildren; a brother, Dan Turack of Export; and two sisters, Josephine Bozoukoff and Jennie Gillis, both of Delmont. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank and Tony Turack; and a sister, Mary Turack. Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the HUNTSMAN ALIQUIPPA FUNERAL HOME, where funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Lloyd Penberthy officiating. Interment will follow in Coraopolis Cemetery, where members of the Beaver County Special Unit will provide military honors.

FLORENCE M. ZELLO

Florence M. Zello, 74, of Greensburg, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, in the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born July 24, 1925, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Frank and Josephine Zello. She was a former employee of Jeannette Glass and a member of the Church of St. Paul, Greensburg, the Rosary Altar Society of the church, and the Cercemaggiore Association. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Michael and Pete Zello; and a sister-in-law, Louise Zello. She is survived by two sisters, Genevieve Zello at home and Mrs. Kyle (Mary) Duncan of Hopewell, Va.; five brothers, Henry Zello, Anthony and his wife, Concetta Zello, James and his wife, Charlotte Zello, Patsy and his wife, Helen Zello, and Joseph and his wife, Judy Zello, all of Greensburg; several nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. Friends will be received at the BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home Thursday at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in the Church of St. Paul, Greensburg, with the Rev. Leonard W. Stoviak as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Greensburg Catholic Cemetery, Hempfield Township. The Rosary Altar Society will meet at the funeral home Wednesday at 3 p.m. to pray the rosary.

KEVIN A. ZITCOVICH

Kevin A. Zitcovich, 40, of North Huntingdon, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at home. He was born Nov. 3, 1959, in Bethel Park, a son of John P. Sr. and Anna Mae Dienert Zitcovich of Bethel Park. He was an employee of the Youngwood Supply Inc., and a member of the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, North Huntingdon. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, James and Katherine Zitcovich and William and Ida Mae Dienert; and a daughter, Lindsay Margaret Zitcovich. He is survived by his wife, Polly L. Johnson Zitcovich; a son, Nicholas A. Zitcovich; a daughter, Sarah L. Zitcovich; two brothers, John Zitcovich and his wife, Linda, of Bradford Woods, and David Zitcovich and his wife, Phyllis, of Matthews, N.C.; two sisters, Donna Berrish and her husband, Rick, of Plum Borough, and Cindy O'Toole and her husband, Jim, of Bettendorf, Iowa; also many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Lutheran Church of Our Savior with the Rev. Mark A. Fischer officiating. Interment will follow at Long Run Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Forbes Hospice.

NANCY M. BAUER

Nancy M. Bauer, 72, of Scottdale RD2 (Old Meadow), passed away Tuesday morning, Feb. 1, 2000, in Scottdale Manor & Rehabilitation Center, East Huntingdon Township. Nancy was born in Scottdale, May 18, 1927, a daughter of the late B. Franklin and Eva Roberta Ridgeway Williams, who passed away in 1973 and 1985, respectively. Nancy was a homemaker and a loving mother and grandmother to her family. She was affiliated with the Jacobs Creek United Methodist Church and was a former troop leader with the Jacobs Creek United Methodist Church Brownie Troop #81. Nancy graduated from East Huntingdon High School with the Class of 1945 and Durbin's Secretarial School. Nancy is survived by her loving family; two daughters, Susan J. Ware and husband, Keith, of Ruffsdale RD1 and Johnna L. ``Jay'' Bauer of Scottdale RD2; three grandchildren, Jason M. Ware, Zachary T. Ware and Savannah Johnell Kennick; two sisters, Roberta Shupe and husband, George, of Scottdale and Cynthia Hough of Scottdale RD1; a brother, John Williams and wife, Millie, of Clearwater, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; and her special extended family, Aaron and Matt Kaminsky and Melinda and Jeffrey Shiery. In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, John L. ``Jr.'' Bauer, on June 30, 1998. Receiving of family and friends will be held Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. in the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, (724) 887-5300. A personalized memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Siglinde L. Becker facilitating. Private inurnment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery, next to her late husband. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to: American Cancer Society (call toll free 1-800-227-2345) in memory of Nancy M. Bauer.

GEORGE NATHANIEL CARLSON

George Nathaniel Carlson, 100, of Irwin, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. Born in Hahntown, Feb. 6, 1899, he was a son of the late August and Mathilda (Kristoffer) Carlson. Prior to retirement, he had been employed as a machine operator by Westinghouse Air Brake, Wilmerding, where he worked for 40 years. He was a member and elder emeritus of the United Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, Irwin, and also served a number of years as trustee and treasurer of the church. He was also a member of the L.O.O.M. #236, Irwin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (McElroy) Carlson; two brothers, Oscar and John Carlson; and three sisters, Signa Woodlard, Helga Siegel and Anna Neiman. He is survived by a daughter, Audrey Pealstrom and her husband, Richard, of North Huntingdon; two grandchildren, Keith Pealstrom and wife, Maria, of Westmoreland City and Kirsten (Pealstrom) Colen and husband, Rod, of Reston, Va.; and four great-grandchildren, Erika and Dustin Pealstrom, Stephanie and Jonathan Colen. Friends will be received at the VINCENT V. RODGERS FUNERAL HOME, 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. John C. Pressler officiating. Interment in Irwin Union Cemetery.

BARBARA E. (LOUGHNER) CURRY

Barbara E. ``Babs'' (Loughner) Curry, 75, of Export, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, in her home. She was born March 10, 1924, in Mamont, a daughter of the late Edwin and Vernie May (Hall) Loughner. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Fred Weiss; a son, Donald F. Weiss; three brothers, Walter, Glenn and Edwin Loughner; and a sister, Loretta Rhodahaver. Barbara is survived by her husband, James P. Curry of Export; two sons, James Curry and wife, Grace, of Dormont, and Fred Weiss and wife, Lois, of Pittsburgh; a daughter-in-law, Joyce Weiss of Export; three brothers, Donald Loughner of Vandergrift, Charles Loughner of Kittanning, and Frank Loughner of Mamont; and a sister, Dorothy June Pelligrino of Delmont. In addition, she is survived by five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC. AT TWIN VALLEY, 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, PA 15626, (724) 468-1177, Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Barbara's funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Frederick Heitzenroder, of the Salem Lutheran Church, Delmont, officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Export. Kevin P. Altman, supervisor, in charge of arrangements.

MARY M. FLOWERS

Mary M. Flowers, 78, of Jeannette, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, in Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 26, 1921, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Henry and Edna Anderson Cramer. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Jeannette. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur W. Flowers; seven brothers, Bill, Paul, Jake, Jim, Bob, Henry and Earl Cramer; and five sisters, Mae Belle Wightman, Grace Yeskey, Violet Booker, Bertie Mentch and Cleva Cramer. She is survived by four sons, Wilbur W. III and his wife, Sandie, of Edgewater, Md., Richard and his wife, Nance, of Bristol, R.I., Victor and his wife, Ida Mae, of Tionesta, and Mark and his wife, Sheila, of Kalispell, Mont.; three daughters, Linda Kifer and her husband, Jim, of Jeannette, Donna Bernsten of Phoenix, Ariz., and Denise Poole and her husband, Russ, of Jeannette; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Laura Waibel of New Alexandria; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Daniel R. Defassio officiating. Interment will follow in the Jeannette Memorial Park, Penn Township.

BONNY L. HARBAUGH

Bonny L. Harbaugh, 57, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at Desert Springs Hospital in Nevada. She was born April 3, 1942, in Greensburg. She was a retired U.S. Postal employee. She was a member of the First Church of God in Greensburg. Survived by her mother, Betty Brinkley of Greensburg; her husband, Joseph W. Harbaugh of Saltsburg; and a son, Barry Alan Harbaugh of New Derry. Memorial services to be held at a later date. Arrangements by DESERT MEMORIAL, Las Vegas, Nev.

WALTER E. HERR JR.

Walter E. Herr Jr., 72, of Youngwood, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, in the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Nov. 26, 1927, in Beaver Falls, a son of the late Walter E. Sr. and Nellie Bolt Herr. Prior to retirement, he had been employed by the Robertshaw Controls, New Stanton; had served as a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict; was a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh; and was a former radio announcer for WHJB radio station, Greensburg. He is survived by his wife, Betty J. (Bevan) Smolka Herr; a son, Michael F. Smolka Jr. of Southwest Greensburg; two daughters, Janet and her husband, Clifford Schweinsburg Jr., of New Stanton and Diane and her husband, David Allen, of Southwest Greensburg; three grandsons, Brandon Smolka, Michael Smolka and Clifford Schweinsburg III; and a sister, Geraldine Maddox of South Pasadena, Calif. Friends will be received at the BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg, Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home Thursday at 1:30 p.m. with Dr. James H. Nash officiating. Interment with military honors provided by the VFW Post 33 Honor Guard will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. Family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 1011 Old Salem Road, Greensburg, PA 15601.

IONE LORETTA JENSEN

Ione Loretta Jensen, 81, of Greensburg, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, in Redstone Highlands, Greensburg. She was born April 25, 1918, in Lyndonville, N.Y., a daughter of the late Harry and Margaret Meland. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church and the Women's Association of the church. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star William Gelston Chapter #435. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepmother, Ruth Meland; her husband, Richard C. Jensen; and a brother, Ellsworth Meland. Surviving are her son, William R. Jensen and wife, Mary, of Truckee, Calif.; sisters, Hilda McFadden and Wilma Wolf, both of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 N. Main St., Greensburg, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Services will be held at the funeral home Friday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Randall Roda officiating. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. The family wishes memorials to either the Redstone Highlands, 6 Garden Center Drive, Greensburg, or First United Methodist Church, 15 E. Second St., Greensburg.

MARTHA LOWES McCLURE

Martha Lowes McClure, 83, of Munhall, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000. She was the wife of the late Lawry B. McClure; mother of Elizabeth ``Betsy'' McClure of Ohio; and aunt of Carol and Rose Lowes. She is also survived by grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3511 Main St., Munhall, where services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. Memorial donations to Anne Ashley United Methodist Church, 334 22nd Ave., Munhall, PA 15120.

EDWARD J. MIKRUT

Edward J. Mikrut, 79, of McKeesport, on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at UPMC Braddock. Born Jan. 19, 1921, in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mikrut. He was a retired meat cutter for Lampert's Market in McKeesport for 46 years; a member of St. Mary Czestochowa Church in McKeesport; served with the U.S. Army during World War II; and was a member of McKeesport American Legion Post #361. He is survived by his wife, Helen B. Romanek Mikrut; daughters, Linda Sherer and Dorothy Zych, both of North Huntingdon; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Stella Bitkowski of Duquesne and Helen Voss of Elizabeth Township; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME, 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport. JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME, 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport. Mass of Christian Burial Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Czestochowa Church with the Rev. F.B. Lachowicz as celebrant. Interment St. Mary's Polish Cemetery, White Oak.

ERMA JEAN MILLER

Erma Jean Miller, 73, of Mt. Pleasant, went to be with her Lord at the Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, after a courageous battle with cancer. Erma Jean was born Oct. 1, 1926, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Richard and Bertha Minerd Reese. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Church of the Brethren; and the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post 3368 and the American Legion Post 446. She was a former student of the Mt. Pleasant School and was a member of the Multi-Service Senior Citizens Center. She was a gardener and grew many varieties of flowers. She was a homemaker and the loving mother of four daughters, Ruth Jean Vernon, Karen Sirianni and husband, Tony, and Gail Geyer and husband, Thomas, all of Mt. Pleasant, and Reida Miller at home. Also, she has three granddaughters, Lisa Leighliter, Melissa Vernon, and Gina Geyer; a brother, James Reese and wife, Janet, of Mt. Pleasant; and two sisters, Gladys Balcerek of Mt. Pleasant and Alice Balestrieri of Greensburg. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Reid George Miller, in 1991; four brothers, Charles, Donald, Richard and William Reese; and two sisters, Sabina Borza and Clara Reese. Friends will be received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Erma Jean's funeral will be held in the funeral home Friday, Feb. 4, at 11 a.m. with her pastor, the Rev. Henry G. Landis, officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Joy Cemetery. The Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW will hold services in the funeral home at 2 p.m. Thursday, followed by services by the American Legion Auxiliary.

ROY E. SHAW

Roy E. Shaw, 81, of New Stanton, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born Aug. 7, 1918, in Youngwood, a son of the late Albert L. and Nettie Barnhart Shaw. He was retired from RobertShaw Controls, New Stanton. He was a member of the New Stanton United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a Commander of the Youngwood Lancers Drum & Bugle Corps, the VFW Post #211, Youngwood, and the RobertShaw Retirees. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Shaw; a brother, Albert Shaw; and a grandson, Kris David Cortazzo. He is survived by a son, Roy A. Shaw and wife, Rosemary, of Martinsburg, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. Carmine (Denise) Cortazzo of Home, Pa.; five grandchildren, Julie and Michael Shaw, and Cori, Beth and Scott Cortazzo; and a sister, Ethel Long of Youngwood. Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood, where a funeral service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Eric R. Detar officiating. Interment St. Clair Cemetery, Greensburg.

JOHN L. SULLIVAN JR.

John L. Sullivan Jr., 59, of Maple Hill, Dilliner, Pa., died suddenly at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at his home. He was born April 18, 1940, in Youngwood, the son of Ruth Peters Sullivan of Greer, S.C., and the late John Lowe Sullivan Sr. Mr. Sullivan resided in Dilliner for the past 26 years and worked at DME in Youngwood for the past 38 years. His wife, Melissa S. Bell Sullivan, whom he married on Nov. 18, 1975, survives. Also surviving are a son, John C. Sullivan, at home; a stepdaughter, Tammy Sue Walls of Morgantown, W.Va.; a grandson, Brian Christopher Judy; a sister, Patricia Goss of Greer, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the YOSKOVICH FUNERAL HOME, 300 S. Vine St., Route 88, Carmichaels, where a blessing service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John Bauer officiating. Interment will follow at Monongahela Hill Cemetery, Mapletown. Martin J. Yoskovich, funeral director.

HAZEL MARIE OLSCHON UMBARGER

Hazel Marie Olschon Umbarger, 84, of Edinboro, formerly of West Newton, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at Edinboro Manor. She was born in West Newton June 13, 1915, a daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Lau Olschon. She was a homemaker, and a member of the West Newton Lutheran Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Umbarger Sr., on June 14, 1992; four brothers, Samuel, William, Vincent and John Olschon; and three sisters, Margaret Marino, Stella Lauder and Mary Urinsco. She is survived by her son, Harold Umbarger Jr., of Edinboro. No calling hours will be observed. Burial will be at West Newton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to a charity of choice. The GLUNT FUNERAL HOME INC., 210 Erie St., Edinboro, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

MARION LEARN VAN HORN

Marion Learn Van Horn, 83, of Export, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000. She was born July 9, 1916, in Indiana, Pa., a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Learn. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John S. Van Horn. Mrs. Van Horn was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Export. She is survived by a son, Donald Van Horn and wife, Nora, of Murrysville; three daughters, Mrs. Frank (Ellen) Ruzbarsky of Murrysville, Mrs. Paul (Carol) Graf and Mrs. Carl (Sandra) Barone, both of Penn Hills; two sisters, Mrs. Walter (Ruth) Van Horn of Plum Borough and Rosella Hill of Indiana, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the EDWIN N. WOLFE FUNERAL HOME INC., Export, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Gregory B. Held officiating. Interment Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.

EDWIN L. WHITEHURST

Edwin L. ``Whitey'' Whitehurst, 84, of North Huntingdon, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, at home. He was born March 12, 1915, in North Braddock, a son of the late Fred and Ellen Hainsey Whitehurst. He was a retired employee of the Westinghouse Electric Corp., East Pittsburgh, and was a member of the Brush Creek Salem United Church of Christ. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. He was a past commander of the VFW Post 781, North Huntingdon, and past president of the Home Association. Also, he was a member of the Shidle Lodge #601 Free and Accepted Masons, Irwin. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Virginia Trout Whitehurst; a brother, Harold Whitehurst and his wife, Ruth, of North Huntingdon; two sisters-in-law, Thelma Hainsey of North Huntingdon and Willa Aurouze and her husband, James, of Waldorf, Md.; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. F. Edmund Jenkins officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery, North Braddock. The VFW Post 781 will hold services Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and the Shidle Lodge will hold services Thursday at 8 p.m., both in the funeral home.


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