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JOSEPH MICHAEL COLCLASER 

Joseph Michael Colclaser, 86, of Wall, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000. Beloved husband of Rita M. (Ponitz) Colclaser. Dear father of Joseph Michael Colclaser of Seaville, N.J. Also numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his infant children, Suzanne and Charles Daniel Colclaser; his parents, Daniel and Catherine ``Kate'' (Stack) Colclaser; sisters, Helen Blough, Cath Slater-Keller and Mary Kertes; and brothers, Dan ``Dutes'' and John Colclaser. Friends will be received at the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Jude the Apostle Church Monday at 11 a.m. Mr. Colclaser was a sandlot baseball player in the 1930s. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, and he had retired from the Port Authority. 

JAMES J. DANKO 

James J. Danko, 68, of Stahlstown, formerly of Akron, Ohio, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000. He was born Jan. 30, 1932, in Stewart, Pa., a son of the late John S. and Margaret M. Onusko Danko. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Willochell Danko. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Edward (Patricia) Smartnick of Stahlstown; a brother, David A. Danko and wife, Cathy, of Greensburg; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held at the funeral home Monday at 10 a.m. with Father John S. Szczesny officiating. 

CAROL A. FRANK 

Carol A. Frank, 64, of Murrysville, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, at home. Beloved wife of Fred J. Frank of Murrysville; mother of David G. Frank of Long Beach, Calif., and Valerie J. Frank of Columbus, Ohio; and sister of Bette Nelson of Daytona Beach, Fla. Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CENTER OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville, Monday at 10 a.m. She was born Oct. 24, 1935, in Columbus, Ohio, a daughter of the late Roger and Corrine Edwards Schwinne. Burial Resurrection Cemetery Wednesday from 1 to 1:30 p.m. in Lewis Center, Ohio. Donations may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, 555 Grant St., Suite 425, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, or the Dream Foundation, 621 Chapala St., Suite D, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-7011. 

HENRY C. GARLOW 

Henry C. Garlow, 90, of Irwin, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, in Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 30, 1909, in Arona, a son of the late Henry and Alice Henry Garlow. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a fitter for Westinghouse of Trafford. He was a member of the Brush Creek Lutheran Church, and a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Legion Post 359, and the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 236, both of Irwin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by twin sisters, Ruth Edwards and Kathleen Detar; and a brother, Paul. Surviving are his wife, Lucy B. Garlow; a brother, Donald Garlow of Greensburg; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., Fifth and Oak streets, Irwin, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg. 

ROBERT L. LOVELL 

Robert L. Lovell, 74, of Boswell, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, in Latrobe Area Hospital. Born in Blandburg, Pa., June 29, 1925, he was a son of the late Raymond and Mabel Schell Lovell. He was a retired chemical engineer for the Koppers Co., Verona. A World War II veteran, he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Trout Unlimited. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth P. Greskevich Lovell; a son, Bob Lovell and his wife, Patti, of Laurys Station, Pa.; two daughters, Patti Schildkamp and her husband, Joe, of Greensburg and Cindy Lavage and her husband, Bill, of Danville; a brother, Alan Lovell; a sister, Doris Mann; six grandchildren, Corey and Katie Schildkamp, Aaron and Danny Lavage, and Kristin and Kurtis Lovell; and a number of nieces and nephews. There will be no public visitations. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Robert L. Lovell to Little Juniata River Association, Attention: Bob George, Blair County Trout Unlimited, Chapter #045, 857 Puzzletown Road, Duncansville, PA 16635. The JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe, is in charge of arrangements. 

JUDY DULEMBA MAZZONI 

Judy Dulemba Mazzoni, 75, of Salemville, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, in her residence. She was born Jan. 22, 1925, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late Joseph and Stella Gill Dulemba. She was a franchise owner with H&R Block for 20 years. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church of New Alexandria, where she belonged to the Rosary Altar Society. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers. She is survived by her husband, Michael Mazzoni; three sons, Carmen and wife, Karen, and Francis and wife, Terry, all of Salemville, and Edward and wife, Susan, of Latrobe; a daughter, Michelle Pennesi and husband, Rick, of Latrobe; three sisters, Rose Dofka of West Virginia, Josephine Christopher of Grove City and Evelyn Henry of Michigan; two brothers, Paul and Edward Dulemba, both of Amherst, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Friends will be received Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the P. DAVID NEWHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church and Washington streets, New Alexandria. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church in New Alexandria with the Rev. Father Lawrence T. Persico as celebrant. Interment will follow in Calvary Hill Cemetery, New Alexandria. 

ELIZABETH WALDRON MEYERS 

Elizabeth ``Betty'' Waldron Meyers, of North Braddock, on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000. Loving wife of Robert J. Meyers Jr. Wonderful mother of seven children, Robert III, Kathleen Navaro, John J., Garry, Dennis, Debbie and Craig Meyers. Sister of Madeline Fetsick, Bernice McConnell, Russell and Joseph Waldron. Also seven grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the RONALD V. LUCAS FUNERAL HOME, corner of Bell and Jones avenues, North Braddock, where a blessing service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery. 

BERNICE L. MOISEY 

Bernice L. Moisey, 78, of Glassport, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, in Jefferson Hospital. Born March 16, 1921, in Arcadia, her parents were the late George and Louise Klimek. She was a retired self-employed beautician. A member of Queen of the Rosary Parish, Glassport. She was the wife of the late John F. Moisey. Surviving are three sons, J. Leonard of Pittsburgh, Robert J. of Jeannette and Lawrence G. of North Huntingdon; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Sister of Virginia Dudrewich of Dearborn, Mich., Helen Vranka of Glassport, John Klimek of Detroit, Mich., and Lou Klimek of South Bend, Ind. Also nieces and nephews. Visitation Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the WOJCIECHOWSKI FUNERAL HOME, Glassport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in Queen of the Rosary. 

CATHERINE E. SMITH PLACKO 

Catherine E. Smith Placko, 87, of Mt. Pleasant RD1 (United), died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at home. She was born April 8, 1912, in Baggaley, a daughter of the late John and Mary Takitch Smith. She was a member of Forty Martyrs Catholic Church in Trauger. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, in 1989; three sisters, Mary Voke, Rose Fedor and Elizabeth Wasil; and a brother, John Smith. She is survived by two sons, Donald and Jack Placko, both of United; and a brother, Steven Smith of Trauger. Friends will be received at the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, Norvelt, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home Monday at 9:20 a.m., followed by her Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in the Forty Martyrs Catholic Church, Trauger, with the Rev. Joel Lieb as celebrant. Interment will follow in Forty Martyrs Cemetery, Trauger. Sandra L. Hoffer, funeral director. 

JAMES O. PORTER 

James O. Porter, 80, of Rostraver Township, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, in Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. Born in Rostraver Township, Jan. 13, 1920, he was a son of the late Oliver and Alvina (Danielson) Porter. Mr. Porter was a retired school teacher for the Belle Vernon Area School District. He was a member of the Olive Branch Baptist Church in Rostraver Township, where he served as treasurer for 45 years and taught Sunday school for many years. He was the president of the Westmoreland South Camp of Gideon International. He was a meteorologist for the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He is survived by his wife, T. Gail (Boyd) Porter; two brothers, Dr. J. Wayne Porter of Colorado Springs, Colo., and John D. Porter of Rostraver Township; several nieces and nephews; and several grandnieces 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 JAMES C. STUMP FUNERAL HOME INC., 580 Circle Drive, Sweeney Plan/Rostraver Township. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Norman Melser, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in the West Newton Cemetery. 

MARY E. CAMAROTE PYLE 

Mary E. Camarote Pyle, 62, of Greensburg, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Oct. 1, 1937, in Greensburg, the daughter of the late John P. Sr. and Emma E. Fannell Camarote. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Greensburg. Prior to her retirement, she had been employed by Ed Hoover and Son. She is survived by four children, Kenneth C. Pyle, William E. Pyle and Thomas Pyle, all of Greensburg, and Karen Lojek and husband, John, of Washington, Pa.; six grandchildren; two brothers, John P. Camarote Jr. and wife, Ellen, of Delaware and Gerald T. Camarote Sr. and wife, Sue, of Delmont; and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends will be received at the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME, 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, (724) 837-0020, www.pantalone.com, Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home Monday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Randall Roda officiating. Interment will follow in Calvary Hill Cemetery, Crabtree. Natale N. Pantalone, funeral director. 

VICTOR A. SESSI 

Victor A. Sessi, 77, of Latrobe, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, in Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born Aug. 12, 1922, in Latrobe, the son of Ethel Noel Sessi Cerutti of Tempe, Ariz., and the late Harvey Sessi. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Latrobe. Retired from Latrobe Steel Co. A veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict, having served as a pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps, attaining the rank of major. He was a member of American Legion Post 515, Latrobe. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Irene M. Kowalski Sessi; two sons, Barry Sessi of Tallahassee, Fla., and Mark Sessi of Key Largo, Fla.; two daughters, Diane McIlnay of Fayetteville, N.C., and Donna Sessi of Greensburg; and a sister, Dorothy Koleski and her husband, Edward, of Phoenix, Ariz. Also survived by four grandchildren, Brian and Kevin McIlnay, Sheri Porterfield and Cindy Daniels; two great-grandsons, Logan and Connor McIlnay; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church with the Rev. Thomas Lukac as celebrant. Interment St. Marys Cemetery, Unity Township. Military services will be held Monday at 10:15 a.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to St. John the Evangelist Church Building Fund. 

JOHN STANKOVICH

John Stankovich, 69, of Elizabeth (Forward Township), died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, in Jefferson Hospital, Jefferson Hills Borough. Born in Renton, June 9, 1930, he was a son of the late Sarah Evichak. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a production team member by MFD Pittsburgh (formerly Fisher Body). He was a Korean War veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie (Davis) Stankovich; three brothers, Steve Evichak and Mike Evichak, both of New Kensington, and Joseph Evichak of Kittanning; three sisters, Veronica LaBryer of Saltsburg, Betty Jacks of Penn Hills and Anna Hucknberry of New Kensington; five nieces; and five nephews. Friends will be received at the VINCENT V. RODGERS FUNERAL HOME, 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jonathan P. Hardt officiating. Interment in Jeannette Memorial Park.

CATHERINE VIALE 

Catherine ``Kay'' Viale, 92, of Rostraver Township, Belle Vernon, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. She was born in Whitsett, Nov. 12, 1907, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Marie Valari. Mrs. Viale was a homemaker. She was a member of the Olive Branch Baptist Church in Rostraver Township and a member of the What So Ever Class and the Missionary Society of the church. She was the last surviving member of a family of 13 children. She is survived by her son, Ben N. Viale of Belle Vernon; daughter, Mrs. Charles (Paula) Carey of Belle Vernon; four grandchildren, Marsha Bauer and her husband, Timothy, Tracy Gianakos and her husband, George, David Viale and his wife, Apryl, and Brian Carey; and a great-grandson, Michael Gianakos. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Viale, on Dec. 27, 1986. Friends will be received Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the JAMES C. STUMP FUNERAL HOME INC., 580 Circle Drive, Sweeney Plan/Rostraver Township. Family and friends will meet Monday at 11 a.m. at Olive Branch Baptist Church, Rostraver Township, for a funeral service with the Rev. Norman Melser, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in the Olive Branch Cemetery, Rostraver Township.

JAMES R. BARNARD 

James R. Barnard, 62, of Kennesaw, Ga., died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000. A native of Greensburg, Mr. Barnard had lived in Cobb County, Ga., for over 30 years. He worked for Western Electric before it was changed to AT&T, then retired from the Lucent Technologies Division in 1988 after 20 years of service. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and of Wildwood Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Barnard of Kennesaw, Ga.; a son, Tim Barnard of Marietta, Ga.; a daughter, Lenora Gallagher of Hampton, Va.; his father, James E. Barnard of Decatur, Ga.; two brothers, Roy Barnard of Youngstown, Ohio, and David Barnard of Smyrna, Ga.; four sisters, Carol Williams and Ruby Russell, both of Smyrna, Ga., Ruth Robinson of Roswell, Ga., and Joyce Atkinson of Acworth, Ga.; and four grandchildren. The family will receive friends from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday at the WINKENHOFER PINE RIDGE FUNERAL HOME in Kennesaw, Ga., (770) 422-7299. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Wildwood Baptist Church in Acworth, Ga., with the Rev. Russ Shinpoch and the Rev. Bob Noffsinger co-officiating. Burial will follow at Georgia Memorial Park Cemetery in Marietta. 
 

JEFFREY CHARLES BOWKER 

Jeffrey Charles Bowker, 51, of Richland Township, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000. Brother of Constance B. (Bowker) Stapf and Joseph L. Bowker. Also surviving are two nieces and two nephews. Friends will be received Monday from 2:30 to 3 p.m. at Nativity Lutheran Church (Hampton Township), where a memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Arrangements are by the HERBERT R. KING JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 8 at 2841 Woodland Circle, Allison Park, PA 15101. Memorials in Mr. Bowker's name may be directed to the Pittsburgh Symphony Society, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3259. 
 

WILBUR E. DISNEY JR. 

Wilbur E. Disney Jr., 86, of Mt. Lebanon, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at Asbury Heights, Mt. Lebanon. He was born Oct. 26, 1913, in Baltimore, Md., the son of Wilbur and Edith (Menger) Disney. Mr. Disney graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. He had a long career in the field of entertainment, including various roles in radio, television and film production. He was a writer and producer of local plays and musical revues. He directed, produced and acted in several industrial programs. His greatest accomplishment was founding the Little Lake Theatre in 1949. Here he served as managing director. He also was an actor, director, sales manager, public relations director, and instructor at Little Lake Theatre, the Pittsburgh Playhouse, Pittsburgh Civic Playhouse, Mt. Lebanon Players, Beverly Hills Playhouse, Silver Fox Theatre and others. He was awarded a Pittsburgh Academy Award in 1985 and nominated three times for the Pennsylvania Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts. He is survived by Diana Disney; a son, David Disney and his wife, Mary, of Mt. Lebanon; a daughter, Sunny Disney Fitchett and her husband, Robert, of Mt. Lebanon; a grandson, Will Benjamin Fitchett; a sister, Doris Kramer of Mt. Lebanon; a nephew, James H. Kramer Jr. and his wife, Cynthia; and a grandnephew, James Wilbur Kramer. Friends will be received Sunday 7-9 p.m. and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at BEINHAUERS, 2828 Washington Road, Peters Township, (724) 941-3211. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 799 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon, with Dr. S. Allen Foster officiating. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to your favorite charity or to Little Lake Theatre Co. Woodruff Family Services, L.L.P. 
 

HAROLD E. DONALDSON 

Harold E. Donaldson, 88, formerly of this area, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, in Oshkosh, Wis. He was born in Penn, March 5, 1911, a son of the late William and Lillian Terrill Donaldson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite Jamison Donaldson, in 1991; two brothers, Elmer and Bob; and three sisters, Edith Dombrow, Esther Palmer and Ruth Winnie. He was a sales representative for many years with the McKee and Jeannette Glass companies. He is survived by a daughter, Judith of Appleton, Wis.; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held at the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Appleton. 
 

VIOLET E. FRETTS 

Violet E. Fretts, 86, of Scottdale RD1, died Friday evening, Feb. 4, 2000, in Scottdale Manor Rehabilitation Center. She was born Nov. 17, 1913, in Acme, a daughter of the late Ira C. and Bertha Welshonse Shaw. Violet was a faithful member of the Pennsville Baptist Church and its Sunshine Sunday School Class. She was a retired book finisher for Herald Press at Scottdale Mennonite Publishing House, with 22 years of service. Violet leaves to cherish her memories, her loving and devoted children, James R. Fretts and his wife, Shirley (Pearl) of Connellsville RD, Mrs. David (Connie F.) Bodie of Aiken, S.C., Ronald E. Fretts and his wife, Pat (Hickey) of Scottdale RD and Glenn B. Fretts of Connellsville; her 21 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and brothers and sisters, Charlotte Clawson of Mt. Pleasant RD, Mabel Dillinger of Shelbyville, Ind., Jane Keefer of Ohio, Mrs. Clifford (Phyllis) Fisher of Dawson and Richard Shaw and his wife, Alla, of Ohio. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glen A. Fretts, who died April 28, 1982; six brothers, Lawrence F., Donald W., Charles Clayton, James Raymond, Robert Dale and Hayes A. Shaw; seven sisters, Katheryn Bable, Patty Lee Potoka, Dorothea Shaw, Margaret Hudzema, Lois Keefer, Anna Belle Palkovic and Ruth A. King. Friends were received Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, and will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Parting prayers will be recited Monday at 10:15 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by her funeral service at 11 a.m. in Pennsville Baptist Church, Pennsville, with the Rev. Robert H. Bixel officiating. Interment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery. 
 

HELEN D. GASKELL 

Helen D. Gaskell, 88, of Jeannette, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, at her residence. She was born at Sadlers Crossing, Hempfield Township, Aug. 18, 1911, a daughter of the late William L. and Margaret Smeltzer Sadler. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Jeannette and the Order of the Eastern Star #69 of Jeannette. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Gaskell, in 1994; a brother, Lester P. Sadler; and a sister, Margaret Seigfried. She is survived by two stepchildren, Vernon G. Gaskell and his wife, Minnie, of St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Naomi Levinson of Woodlawn, Jeannette; four grandchildren, Michael and Renee Levinson, Laurie Hawse and Guy Gaskell; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation. Private funeral services will be held in the LAWRENCE J. McCLURE FUNERAL HOME, 112 N. Second St., Jeannette, Wednesday at 12 p.m. with the Rev. Daniel Defassio officiating. Private interment in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be given to one's favorite charity. 
 
 

JOSEPHINE A. HRIBAL 

Josephine A. Hribal, 80, of Mt. Pleasant, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, in Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born July 21, 1919, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Charles and Josephine Pyczynski (Skero) Skierra. She was a member of the former St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant. Josephine was an avid bingo player. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward J. Hribal, in 1988; four brothers, Charles, Alex, Frank and Edward Skero; and two sisters, Frances Vasbinder and Annastashia Skierra. She is survived by two sons, Kenneth E. Hribal, and Larry J. Hribal and his wife, Debbie, all of Mt. Pleasant; four grandchildren, Ian, Adam, Lauren and Sean Hribal, all of Mt. Pleasant; and two brothers, Bernard Skierra of York, England, and Joseph Skero of Carson City, Nev. Friends will be received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home Monday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass to be celebrated in St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael W. Matusak as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. 
 

JOHN A. KLINE 

John A. Kline, 48, of Dunbar, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, at UPMC Presbyterian, Oakland. He was born July 15, 1951, in Dunbar, the son of Kathryn Medved Kline and the late Jack A. Kline. He was a retired coal miner of Dillsworth Mining Co., Rices Landing, Pa. He was a member of the St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church of Connellsville, and a former member of St. Aloysius R.C. Church, Dunbar. He was also a member of the Sons of Italy, Dunbar, and the American Legion Post 51, Uniontown. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Patricia ``Patti'' McConnell Kline; children, Bryan Kline, Mary Kathryn Kline, and Sarah Kline, all at home, Jeremy Kline and wife, Lindy, of Uniontown, and Chevella Britton and husband, Gary, of West Virginia; two grandchildren; a sister, Terry Janosek and husband, Ron, of Hopwood; and nieces, nephews and special friends. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Jared Russell A. Kline; a sister, Kathy Gambone and husband, Sullivan. Friends were received in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and will be received today from noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Morning prayers in the funeral home Monday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Aloysius R.C. Church with the Rev. Father J. Edward McCullough as celebrant. Rosary will be recited in the funeral home Sunday at 4 p.m. Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar. 
 

FLORENCE S. MARKS 

Florence S. Marks, 75, of Greensburg, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, in the IHS of Greater Pittsburgh, Greensburg. She was born March 28, 1924, in Reading, the daughter of the late Charles E. and Phyllis A. Albright Shaw. She was a member of the AARP and loved to play bingo. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Marks; and two brothers, Elmer Gieger and John Stoker. She is survived by three sons, Donald S. Marks and his wife, Darlene, of Fort Allen, Charles E. and Thomas C. Marks, both of Greensburg; a daughter, Phyllis Mellon of Hempfield Township; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Scott Hill officiating. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. 
 

WILMA E. BAKER PLATZER 

Wilma E. Baker Platzer, of Reserve Township, was called home to the Lord on Friday, Feb. 4, 2000. Mother of Joan Bucher of Connecticut, Nancy Stevens of New York and George Schrepfer. Sister of Amelia Baker. Also survived by four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Platzer was preceded in death by her husbands, George Schrepfer and Carl Platzer. Friends will be received Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at SPERLING INC., 408 Cedar Ave., North Side. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home Tuesday at 10 a.m. 
 

LOIS GENEVIEVE PRITTS

Lois Genevieve Pritts, 91, formerly of Stahlstown, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at Eicher's Family Home, Normalville. She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Pritts; and two sons, Donald and Charles. She is survived by two sons, Evan of Stahlstown and William Jr. of Triangle, Va.; two daughters-in-law, Vivian Pritts (Mrs. Donald) of Ligonier and Mary Lou Pritts (Mrs. Charles) of St. Petersburg, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the L. BOYD SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., Church Street, Donegal, 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 chapel with the Rev. Donald Robson officiating. Interment will be in Snowball Cemetery, Cook Township. Jamie Snyder Brown, funeral director.
 

NABIL IBRAHIM RIZK 

Nabil Ibrahim Rizk, 56, of Gibsonia, formerly of Oakland and Egypt, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at UPMC Montefiore, Oakland. He was born Aug. 18, 1943, in Cairo, Egypt, a son of the late Ibrahim and Sania (Elkalie) Rizk. He is survived by his beloved wife of 24 years, Marlene (Bugos) Rizk; a son, Nabil Michael Rizk of Richland Township; and a daughter, Amera Ann Rizk of San Francisco, Calif. Mr. Rizk is also survived by three sisters, Wedad Ibrahim Rizk, Amera Ibrahim Rizk and Sawsan A. Rizk, Ph.D., all of Cairo, Egypt; and two brothers, Dr. Wafa Ibrahim Rizk of Altoona and Ibrahim A. Rizk of Boca Raton, Fla. Mr. Rizk is also survived by 23 nieces and nephews. Friends received Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown. Memorial service is Tuesday 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Rizk was a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh for 20 years, also owner and president of Opto-Electronics Co. He also holds three U.S. patents in medical devices. 
 

FLOYD ALLISON TROUT 

Floyd Allison Trout, 86, of Tarrs RD3, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, in Scottdale Manor. He was born May 25, 1913, in Mt. Pleasant Township, a son of the late Walter and Mary Muskgrove Trout. He was retired from the former Walworth Co. of South Greensburg. He was Protestant by faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Mary Agnes Trout, Lillian McManus, Anna Trout and Josephine Trout; and five brothers, twin brother Walter Trout, Gilbert, Harry, Luther and Joe. He is survived by his wife, Sara Overly Trout of Scottdale; a son, Tom A. Trout and wife, Brenda, of Greensburg RD4; and a daughter, Sara Faye (husband, John, deceased) Garlets of Mt. Pleasant RD5. He was the last survivor of his immediate family. Also survived by five grandchildren, Michele Mattucci and husband, Ed, John Garlets III, Matthew, Douglas and Ryan Trout; and four great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the LUTHER J. GRIMM FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Pleasant, Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Daniel E. Cluck officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, near Kecksburg. 
 

ROLAND A. WAITE 

Roland A. Waite, 84, of Price Street, Belle Vernon (Rostraver Township), died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at 6:35 a.m., in Mon Valley Hospital, Carroll Township. He was born May 16, 1915, in Monessen, a son of the late W. Barton and Ruth Eddy Waite. He had been a resident of Rostraver Township for the past 24 years, and had previously resided in Monessen. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Belle Vernon, where he served as elder, deacon and member of the choir. Mr. Waite was retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, Monessen Plant, where he had been employed as a crane operator. He is survived by his wife, Hilda Luce Waite, to whom he was married 63 years; two daughters and a son-in-law, Jean Dankosky of New Cumberland, Pa., and Judy and Dr. George Mayer of Venetia; a brother, Willis B. Waite of Lakewood, N.Y.; and three grandchildren, Celeste Plunkett of Pittsburgh, Catherine Dankosky of Cranberry Township and Nicholas Dankosky of Shippensburg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Knighton Waite; and a sister, Frances McGrath. Visitation will be held Sunday from noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the LEONARD J. PARZYNSKI FUNERAL HOME, 626 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon. Relatives and friends will gather at the First Presbyterian Church, Fayette Avenue, Belle Vernon, Monday at 11 a.m. for funeral services. The Rev. James C. Ramsey, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. Elders and deacons of the First Presbyterian Church will meet at the funeral home Sunday at 12:30 p.m. to pay their respects. The family suggests contributions be made in memory of Roland A. Waite to the First Presbyterian Church, Belle Vernon, or Mon Vale Health Resources Inc., Country Club Drive, Monongahela, PA 15063.


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