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PAUL R. ANDREWS 

Paul R. Andrews, 87, formerly of Southwest Greensburg, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, in Redstone Highlands. He was born Jan. 11, 1913, in Sewickley Township, a son of the late William R. and Nettie Robertson Andrews. He was the retired owner of the former Andrews Appliance Store in Greensburg and had served in the U.S. Navy (Seabees) in the South Pacific during World War II. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Greensburg, the Greensburg Rotary Club and the Greensburg Elks Lodge 511. He also was active with various antique automobile clubs in the area. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marian Taylor Andrews; and his sister, Ruth Andrews. Surviving are his brother, William Arthur Andrews of Peru, Ind.; a sister, Ann Semmelman of Fort Pierce, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 N. Main St., Greensburg, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Services will be held at the funeral home Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. James Nash and the Rev. Donald Lash co-officiating. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery. The family has requested memorial contributions to one's favorite charity. 

VIRGINIA R. BARR 

Virginia R. Barr, 80, of Jeannette, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, in the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born October 12, 1919, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Stanley and Julia Litrun Barr. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the former Jeannette Glass Co. She was a member of the St. Boniface Church of Penn and its Christian Mothers and Silver Threads Group. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Sister Rose Julia Barr; and a brother, Walter Barr. She is survived by two brothers, Frank Barr and Paul Barr and his wife, Mary, all of Jeannette; two nieces, Mary Louise Barr Britz and Virginia Ann Barr Pastor; a nephew, Paul Michael Barr Jr.; three great-nieces, Amy and Holly Britz and Stacy Pastor; and two great-nephews, James Britz and Greg Meholic. Friends will be received at the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette, beginning Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Boniface Church. Interment will follow in St. Boniface Cemetery, Hempfield Township. The St. Boniface Christian Mothers and Silver Threads Group will pray the rosary Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the funeral home. 

JEFFREY A. BROWNFIELD
Jeffrey A. Brownfield, 40, of Indiana County, formerly of Greensburg, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000. He was born May 7, 1959, in Greensburg, a son of Patricia Provins of Hostetter and the late William S. Brownfield. He was a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church of Greensburg. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his stepfather, Robert G. Diehl. In addition to his mother, he is survived a son, Jeremy A. Brownfield of Greensburg; two brothers, William D. Brownfield and Robin H. Brownfield and his wife, Kay, all of Chandler, Ariz.; two sisters, Kathleen Sue Brownfield and Sharon Brownfield, both of Greensburg; and the following nieces and nephew, Patricia and Megan Culbertson, Melissa and Mary Crimboli, Stefan Smolcik and Rachel Brownfield. Friends will be received at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held in the funeral home Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Carenda D. Baker officiating. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park.

MARIE D. BUSH 

Marie D. Bush, 75, of Delmont, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born March 22, 1924, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Gilbert and Mary E. Gressman Ubinger. Prior to retirement, she had been employed for more than 20 years at the Shop 'n Save on Route 66, Greensburg. She was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church, Delmont, and the Delmont Women's Club, and volunteered at the Delmont Public Library. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Preston B. ``Hammy'' Bush, in 1996; a son, James B. ``Shrub'' Bush in 1996; and two brothers, Paul J. and Bernard K. Ubinger. She is survived by a son and a daughter, Linda M. Collins and her husband, Kenneth, of Export RD1, and David R. Bush at home; a daughter-in-law, Diana R. Chamberlain Bush of Delmont; a sister, Lillian Spoonhoward of Herminie; two brothers, William J. Ubinger and his wife, Nancy, of Tucson, Ariz., and Gilbert S. Ubinger and his wife, Ange, of Jeannette; and four grandchildren, Jodi Susick and her husband, Sean, of Greensburg RD4, Lisa Collins of Export RD1, and Jason and Debra Bush of Delmont. Mrs. Bush's family will receive friends at the JOHN L. BASH FUNERAL HOME, 152 Abbe Place, Delmont, (724) 468-8381, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held in the Salem Lutheran Church, Delmont, Wednesday at 11 a.m. with her pastor, the Rev. Frederick C. Heitzenroder, officiating. Interment will be private. 

MIRIAM L. DOUGLASS 

Miriam L. Douglass, 80, of Latrobe, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, in the Edgewood Nursing Center, Unity Township. She was born Jan. 25, 1920, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Wallace B. and Nore (McQuown) Grube. She was a member of the Hempfield Church of Christ. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Wallace; and three sisters, Lorna, Genevieve and Frances. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Russell W. Douglass; two sons, Gary Douglass and David Douglass and his wife, Kim, all of Latrobe; three grandchildren, Kathy, Christy and Craig; and a great-granddaughter, Abby. There will be no visitation. Friends and family are welcome to attend a memorial service Saturday, Feb. 12, at 11 a.m. in the Hempfield Church of Christ, Greensburg RD12, with the Rev. Bill Pullin and the Rev. John Slatt co-officiating. Interment will be private. The HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe, (724) 537-5575, is in charge of arrangements. 

STANLEY A. DRELISZAK 

Stanley A. Dreliszak, 77, of Scottdale RD1 (Dreliszak Road), died unexpectedly, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at his residence. He was born April 4, 1922, in Morewood, a son of the late Albert and Anna Siemanowska Dreliszak. Stanley was a lifelong member of Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant. He was a retired employee of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for several years. For many years, Stanley farmed with his family at the Dreliszak family farm, East Huntingdon Township. He was a veteran of the Armed Forces, serving with the U.S. Army during World War II with Troop G, 5th Calvary, attaining the rank of Tec. 4. He was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theatre Ribbon, Army Occupational Medal (Japan), the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, and the World War II Victory Medal. Stanley leaves to cherish his memories, his loving and devoted brothers and sisters, Mrs. Michael (Catherine) Kaczmarek of Mt. Pleasant, Genevieve Dreliszak of Scottdale RD1, with whom he resided, Josephine Patula and her husband, Carl, of Mt. Pleasant, Leona Dreliszak of Scottdale RD1, with whom he resided, and Jane Hendricks and her husband, Paul, of Scottdale RD1; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Casimer Dreliszak, who died Jan. 2, 1987, Alvin J. Dreliszak, who died Jan. 19, 1993, Leo J. Dreliszak, who died Oct. 29, 1994, John E. Dreliszak, who died Jan. 15, 2000; and a sister, Bernice Lukasik, who died Aug. 3, 1995. Friends will be received in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by his Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in Transfiguration R.C. Church, Mt. Pleasant, with the Rev. Robert Washko as celebrant. Interment will follow in Transfiguration R.C. Parish Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant. 

EARL E. HARRIS JR. 

Earl E. ``Jinx'' Harris Jr., 39, of Latrobe, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at his home. He was born July 13, 1960, in Latrobe, a son of Carol (Loughner) Staniscia and the late Earl E. Harris. He was a member of the Hostetter Club and the Baggaley Fire Company Social Club. Survived by his wife, Susan (Finley) Harris; his mother, Mrs. Carol Staniscia and husband, Victor, of Blairsville; three daughters, Amanda Harris of Seger, Pa., Mellisa Harris and Samantha Harris, both of Latrobe; a son, Victor Harris of Latrobe; a sister, Mrs. Martin (Marjorie) Gira of Irwin; three brothers, Mr. James Harris and wife, Susan, of Latrobe, Mr. William Harris and wife, Susan, of Torrance, and Terry Staniscia of Blairsville; and two nephews, James Harris Jr. and Nicholas and Alexander Gira. Preceded in death by his father, Earl E. Harris Sr.; and a sister, Carol Ann Harris. Friends will be received at the JAMES F. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, Blairsville, Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Richard M. King officiating. Interment Coles Cemetery, Derry. 

MARCELLA (MAZIK) KINKELLA 

Marcella (Mazik) Kinkella, 88, formerly of Greensburg, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at Mon Valley Hospital, Monongahela. She was born April 20, 1911, in North Braddock, a daughter of Martin and Mary (Zahradnik) Mazik. She was an assistant manager at Howard Johnson's, Pleasant Valley, retiring in 1972. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Carbon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph J. Kinkella; 11 brothers; and a grandson. Survived by two sons, Joseph J. Kinkella of Belle Vernon and Martin Kinkella of Export; a daughter, Marcella Mains of Chalfont, Pa.; a sister, Cecelia Lescinsky of North Braddock; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the VINCENT V. RODGERS FUNERAL HOME, 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Paul Catholic Church, Carbon, with Father Leonard Stoviak as celebrant. Interment Westmoreland County Memorial Park. 

JAMES EMERSON MARSH 

James Emerson Marsh, 76, of Blairsville, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at the Oak Hill Nursing Center, Greensburg. He was born Jan. 11, 1924, in Burrell Township, Indiana County, the son of the late James and Ida (Lawson) Marsh. He was a member of the B.P.O.E. #406, where he was a former board member and steward; Acacia Lodge 355 F&AM and the Coudersport Consistory; and the VFW in Huntington, Pa. He was a former manager of the Blairsville Kiwanis Little League team. He was retired from the Asplundh Tree Expert Co., and was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Laura. Survivors include: Ilene (Moritz) Marsh; a son, Richard Marsh and wife, Jamie, of Uniontown, Ohio; a daughter, Janice Frye and husband, Gene, of New Stanton; grandchildren, Eric Marsh of Niles, Ohio, Heather Marsh-Newhouser of Canton, Ohio, and Sarah Frye of New Stanton; and a niece, Trudy Lawson of Coral. Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JAMES F. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, Blairsville, where services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ray Kerr officiating. B.P.O.E. services Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. VFW Post 5821 and the American Legion will conduct military services Wednesday morning in the funeral home. Interment Blairsville Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Torrance United Methodist Church, Torrance, PA 15779. 

MADELINE L. RUTHERFORD

Madeline L. Rutherford, 85, formerly of Southwest Greensburg, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, in the Westmoreland Manor, Hempfield Township. She was born April 24, 1914, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Joseph and Irene Bittner Lynch. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Greensburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Rutherford, on July 29, 1999; two sisters, Henrietta Palmaverdi and Irene Miller; and a brother, Joseph Lynch. She is survived by a daughter, Donna L. and her husband, Andrew N. DeLoretta, of Greensburg; a son, Robert W. Jr. and his wife, Mary Margaret Rutherford, of Fayetteville; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Gilbert and his wife, Helen Lynch, of Greensburg; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of the First United Methodist Church, Greensburg, with the Rev. Robert C. Wilson officiating. Private entombment will take place in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park Mausoleum. Family suggests memorial contributions to the First United Methodist Church, 15 E. Second St., Greensburg, PA 15601.

THEODORE J. STEINER 

Theodore J. Steiner, 83, of Shaler Township, Glenshaw, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, in the Vincentian Home. He was born Jan. 31, 1917, in Aspinwall, the son of the late Joseph T. and Kathryn Steiner. He is survived by his wife, Anne Steiner; and a daughter, Nancy Steiner Thomas, both of Shaler Township. He was a 50 year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers #5, and a lifetime member of the Etna Elks #932. Friends will be received at the BOCK FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw, Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Bonaventure Church, Glenshaw, with Father Mark A. Thomas as celebrant. Interment in Allegheny County Memorial Park, 1600 Duncan Ave., McCandless. 

RUDY J. THOMAS 

Rudy J. Thomas, 75, of Export, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at his home. He was born Jan. 27, 1925, in East Pittsburgh, a son of the late Joseph and Anna Karljevic Thomas. He retired from Westinghouse Nuclear Energy Center, Monroeville, with 35 years of service. He was a Navy Air Corps veteran of World War II, and was a member of the Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville, and the American Legion, Trafford. He was preceded in death by a brother, Edward J. Thomas, in 1999. He is survived by his wife, Catherine Petrina Thomas; a brother, James Thomas of McMurray; and 20 nieces and nephews. Visitation Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JOHN T. HART FUNERAL HOME, Murrysville. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville. Interment will follow in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville. If desired, memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

HELENE BUSH 

Helene Bush, of Mt. Lebanon, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at her home. She was born in Waterbury, Conn., a daughter of the late Andrew W. and Eva Skuba. She was a graduate of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Bush was active in many civic organizations, including the Pittsburgh Symphony, The American Wind Symphony, and the Civic Light Opera. She was formerly president of the Mt. Lebanon Council of Republican Women, a member of the board of the Mt. Lebanon Public Library, president of the Friends of the Library, the Keynotes of Music for Mt. Lebanon, and a longtime member of the Southminster Presbyterian Church, Mt. Lebanon. In addition to her husband, Donald C. Bush, she is survived by a son, Donald C. Bush II, his wife Lori, and grandchildren, Leigh and Andrew of Atlanta, Ga.; a sister, Arlynne Vollmuth of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and a nephew, Penn Glazier of Lancaster. Friends may call at the LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL INC., 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Southminster Presbyterian Church, with interment immediately following in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made to the Southminster Presbyterian Church, 799 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15228; the Mt. Lebanon Public Library, 16 Castle Shannon Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15228; or to a charity of one's choice. 

MARY E. KREIGER DEMPSEY 

Mary E. Kreiger Dempsey, 75, of North Huntingdon, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, in the Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. She was born March 30, 1924, in Braddock, a daughter of the late Adam and Helen Kessler Kreiger. She was a member of Hilltop United Methodist Church, Madison; the AARP Chapter 3221, North Huntingdon; the Pinsaver Bowling League; the Help Weight Class; and the Wives of Sub Vets of World War II. She also served as a volunteer at the Aspinwall VA Hospital. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter A. Dempsey; a daughter, Patricia Ann Dempsey; and a grandson, John Matthew Harskowitch. She is survived by two daughters, Helen Logan and her husband, James, of New Stanton and Barbara Harskowitch and her husband, Robert, of North Huntingdon; two sons, Walter A. Dempsey Jr. and his wife, Toni, of North Huntingdon and Ray L. Dempsey and his wife, Donna, of Greensburg; 13 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Lish of Turtle Creek; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, Wednesday 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. Lawrence Raughley III and Mary's granddaughter, the Rev. Paula Jo Logan, co-officiating. Interment will follow in Madison Union Cemetery. 

LENA M. BENNETT DURNIN 

Lena M. Bennett Durnin, 94, of Kingsport, Tenn., formerly of Irwin, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, in Kingsport. She was born March 17, 1905, in Enterprise, W.Va., a daughter of the late William A. and Carrie Evelyn Swisher Bennett. She was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church of Irwin and a former member of the Irwin Women's Club and adviser to the Junior Women's Club. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Chester G. Durnin; a daughter, Patricia L. Durnin; a grandson; two brothers, George and Earl Bennett; and a sister, Thelma Kendall. She is survived by a son, C. James Durnin of Tennessee; two daughters, Marjorie Tomko of Irwin and Jane Loughner of West Newton; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and nieces and nephews. There will be no viewing. Those wishing may contribute to a charity of their choice. Arrangements by the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin. 

ALICE M. HELBLING 

Alice M. Helbling, 81, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Pittsburgh, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, in UPMC Shadyside. She was born Sept. 12, 1918, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Harry and Alice Devine Williams. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Unertl Optical. She was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon, and its Christian Mothers and Emerald Club. Also she was a member of AARP. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard J. Helbling; and a daughter, Mary Alice Kozlowski. She is survived by her daughter, Mildred ``Millie'' Rain of North Huntingdon; four grandchildren, Mary Lynn Fick, David J. Kozlowski, Sandra Kozlowski and Michelle Rain; and two great-grandchildren, Josh and Chase. Friends will be received at the SHIRLEY-KUKICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Clay Pike, Circleville, North Huntingdon, 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. Agnes Church. Interment will take place at 2 p.m. in North Side Catholic Cemetery. Christian Mothers and the Emerald Club will recite the rosary Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. 

CHARLES LIPNISKIS 

Charles ``Chuck'' Lipniskis, 84, of Hutchinson, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at his home. He was born April 24, 1915, in Hazelkirk, Pa., a son of the late Alexander and Dorothy (Davis) Lipniskis. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Lipniskis ``Chuck'' was employed as a coal miner with 43 years of service for Consolidation Coal Co. He was a member of St. Edward Roman Catholic Church, Herminie. Mr. Lipniskis ``Chuck'' is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary (Premich) Lipniskis; a son, Charles E. and his wife, Nancy Lipniskis, of Greensburg; two daughters, Joy Taylor of Cocoa Beach, Fla., and Phyllis and her husband, John Grec, of Hutchinson; six grandchildren, Jack, Jay, and Jeff Taylor, Greg Lipniskis, and Chuck and Jason Grec; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Bruno Lipniskis of Chesterton, Ind., Robert Yates of Harrisburg, and Eugene Yates of California; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Kardash; and two brothers, Ben and Andrew Lipniskis. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Herminie, Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Edward R.C. Church, Herminie, with the Rev. Lawrence L. Manchas as celebrant. Interment will follow in the West Newton Cemetery. A St. Edward Parish Rosary will be recited Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in the funeral home. A parish wake service will be held Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home. 

RUBY L. LOASKIE 

Ruby L. Loaskie, 69, of Saltsburg, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, in UPMC Presbyterian, Oakland. She was born Nov. 17, 1930, in Avonmore, a daughter of the late James and Jessie Schultz Forney. She was a homemaker and lived in Saltsburg most of her life. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Saltsburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Russell, Charles, Norman and James Forney; and a sister, Francis Yeager. Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Charlie Loaskie Jr. of Saltsburg; two sons, Charles J. Loaskie of Saltsburg and Dennis J. Loaskie of Avonmore; a daughter, Karen K. Dietrick of Avonmore; three brothers, Clair Forney of Saltsburg, Leonard Forney of New York and Paul Forney of Saltsburg; three sisters, Florence Shelkey of Philadelphia, Rose Kenny of Melford and Garnet Truby of Saltsburg; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the CURRAN FUNERAL HOME, 701 Salt St., Saltsburg, where services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Lota Jones officiating. 

JOSEPHINE WALSH McCAGUE 

Josephine Walsh McCague, on Monday, Feb. 7, 2000. Wife of Dr. Ned J. McCague. Mother of Dr. James Joseph McCague and Richard Jenkins McCague, both of Pittsburgh, and Anthony Kenny McCague of Wayne, Pa. Also survived by nine grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Sister of Miss Jane Walsh and Mrs. Alan Kuhn, both of Pittsburgh, and Mrs. Henry Huemrich of Ocala, Fla. Friends will be received at the family home, 6615 Kinsman Road, Pittsburgh, Tuesday from 2 to 6 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Bede Church. Please-no flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bede Church, 509 S. Dallas Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15208, or the Carnegie Museum of Art. Arrangements by McCABE BROS. INC., Shadyside. 

MARGARET M. MIKLOS 

Margaret M. Miklos, 73, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at her home. She was born June 8, 1926, in Duquesne, Pa., a daughter of the late Francis and Mary Antol Olechovsky. She was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alexander L. Miklos; and a brother, Frank Olechovsky. She is survived by two sons, Mark A. and Kevin D. Miklos, both of North Huntingdon; two daughters, Karen Peterson of Warren, Ohio, and Diane Egan of North Huntingdon; a brother, Ed Olechovsky of Greenville, S.C.; two sisters, Eleanor Olechovsky of Duquesne and Virginia Koval of North Versailles; and 11 grandchildren. Friends will be received at the SHIRLEY-KUKICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Clay Pike, Circleville, North Huntingdon, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, followed by entombment in Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park. 

VELMA MARIE MYERS 

Velma Marie Myers, 91, of Mt. Pleasant, formerly of New Castle, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, in the Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant. She was born June 17, 1908, in Freed, a daughter of the late Sarah Jane Keefer Gregor Grimm. She had resided in New Castle from 1950-1990. She was previously employed at the Strauss-Hershberg Department Store in New Castle. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Mt. Pleasant Church of God. In addition to her mother, she was predeceased by her husband, William Edgar Myers, in 1960; a daughter, Betty Jean Rath; four brothers, Harold, Jesse, Waide and William Gregor; and two sisters, Ann Oles and Helen Westerbeck. She is survived by three grandchildren, Carol Pavick of Norvelt, Larry Rath of Mt. Pleasant and John Rath of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; four great-grandchildren, Alisa Pavick Barnhart of Mt. Pleasant, Douglas Pavick of Mammoth and Michael and Lara Rath of Mt. Pleasant; a sister, Gladys Ruth Smith and her husband, Vernon, of Mt. Pleasant; and her son-in-law, Elmer Rath of Mt. Pleasant. Friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Charles Yost officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Tarrs. 

JAMES E. PALMER 

James E. Palmer, 78, of Greensburg, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at his residence. He was born Oct. 23, 1921, in Unity Township, a son of the late Earl W. and Jennie Blank Palmer. He was an equipment operator for Brownfield Bros., had served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Trauger, formerly serving on the church council. Surviving are his wife, June H. Palmer; children, Beverly Dohey and husband, Andy, of Greensburg, Thomas Palmer and wife, Charlene, of Butler and Dan Palmer of Greensburg; brothers, George Palmer and wife, Clara, Roy Palmer and wife, Hazel, Glenn Palmer and wife, Marion, and Merrill Palmer and wife, Janet, all of Greensburg; and sisters, Genevieve Strickler of Latrobe and Helen Snyder and husband, Charles, of Greensburg. Also survived by four granddaughters; and a great-grandson. Friends will be received at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 N. Main St., Greensburg, Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. with the Rev. Kurt Kusserow officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park. The family requests memorial contributions to one's favorite charity. 

JOSEPHINE M. PIGNETTI 

Josephine M. Pignetti, 86, of Greensburg, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at her residence. She was born June 12, 1913, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Joseph and Rosinia DeRosa Policastro. She was the retired co-owner of Age Craft Manufacturing of Greensburg. She was a member of the Church of St. Paul and the Sons of Columbus of America. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Pignetti; and a brother, Patsy Policastro. Survivors include her children, Dr. John Pignetti and wife, Martha, of Greensburg, Joanne Chew and husband, Frank, of Dayton, Ohio, and Linda Newell and husband, John, of Pittsburgh; a brother, Ben Policastro and wife, Helen, of Greensburg; a sister, Frances Teet and husband, James, of Greensburg; and her special friend, Kathleen Siegel. Also survived by nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Family and friends will be received at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 N. Main St., Greensburg, Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A prayer service will be held Thursday at 9:45 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in the Church of St. Paul with Father Leonard Stoviak as celebrant. Interment will follow in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery. The family wishes memorial contributions to the Westmoreland Hospice, 532 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. 

LILLIAN M. PRY 

Lillian M. Pry, 86, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born April 13, 1913, in Youngstown, Ohio, a daughter of the late William and Margaret Taylor. She was a member of The Church in Sutersville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh J. Pry; and two sisters, Wilda Rowe and Mary Zavalydriga. She is survived by a son, Hugh E. Pry of Spartanburg, S.C.; two daughters, Arlene Harper of North Huntingdon and Margaret Frye of Jeannette; a sister, Eunice Saul of Conneaut Lake, Pa.; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the SHIRLEY-KUKICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Clay Pike, Circleville, North Huntingdon, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Frank Rocco officiating. Interment will take place in Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. 

DOMINIC C. RUSSO 

Dominic C. Russo, 33, of Pittsburgh, formerly of North Huntingdon, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000. He was born Aug. 5, 1966, in McKeesport, a son of Karen Russo Lagally of Greensburg and the late Richard Russo. He was employed as a mail handler by the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of the McKeesport Sportsmen's Club and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his daughter, Carmen Marie Russo of McKeesport; a brother, Marko Russo of Jeannette; two sisters, Darcy Abouzaki of Richmond, Va., and Carmen Angela Botti of Greensburg; his maternal grandmother, Sophia Bertoluzzi; a stepsister, Kristen Lagally of Normal, Ill.; a stepbrother, Karl Lagally of Philadelphia; his stepfather, Herman Lagally; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the SHIRLEY-KUKICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Clay Pike, Circleville, North Huntingdon, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The time of funeral services will be announced. Interment will take place in Brush Creek Cemetery. 

ANN K. STILLWAGON
Ann K. Stillwagon, 87, of Greensburg, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, in the St. Anne Home, Greensburg. She was born Feb. 5, 1913, in Dawson, one of 10 children of Anton and Elizabeth Bendel Luxner. Prior to retirement, she had been a registered nurse at Westmoreland Regional Hospital (1957 to 1978), and then a nurse at the St. Anne Home for 12 years. She was a 1933 graduate of the Uniontown Hospital School of Nursing, received her nursing certification on June 4, 1934, and had been employed at Connellsville State Hospital for many years prior to her affiliation with Westmoreland Regional Hospital. She was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Greensburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl E. Stillwagon, on May 16, 1967. She is survived by a son, William C. and his wife, Carol Stillwagon, of Greensburg RD8; four grandchildren, Jane and her husband, David Mondock, of Youngwood, Ann and her husband, Peter Loya, of Dawson, John Stillwagon of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and Kurt Stillwagon of Greensburg; three great-grandchildren, Kevin and Kathryn Loya and Michael Mondock; and a sister, Rose E. Daniel of Ferndale, Mich. 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. 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 Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Greensburg. Interment will follow in the Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. The family suggests memorial contributions to the St. Anne Home, 685 Angela Drive, Greensburg, or the Westmoreland Regional Hospital Foundation, 532 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601.

BETTY JEAN VOZEL 

Betty Jean Vozel, 73, of Irwin (Herminie #2), died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at her home. She was born Jan. 22, 1927, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late William and Theresa (Tartler) Watt. Mrs. Vozel ``Betty Jean'' was a homemaker. Her memberships included the Herminie #2 United Methodist Church, a social member of Herminie VFW Post #8427, and the Herminie S.N.P.J. Lodge #87. Betty Jean is survived by her husband of 51 years, Ludwig ``Lud'' Vozel; two daughters, Kerry Parish and her husband, Billy, of Newport, N.C., and Teri Schutter of Acme; four grandchildren, Vincent, Jeremy, Jason, and Jamie; three great-grandchildren, Vincent, Emily, and Madeline; a brother, William Watt of Latrobe; a sister, Doris Drop of North Huntingdon; a number of nieces and nephews; and a brother-in-law, Charles Nicholas of Marietta, Ga. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Wilma Coles and Catherine Nicholas. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Herminie, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Rick Helsel officiating. 

ANNE A. SHERWOOD WAGNER 

Anne A. Sherwood Wagner, 92, of Regent Square, on Monday, Feb. 7, 2000. Mother of Barbara Fredette; and grandmother of John W. Fredette of North Carolina and Lawrence Fredette. Mrs. Wagner was past matron of North Hills Chapter #526, Order of Eastern Star, and a member of Richland Township V.F.D. Auxiliary. Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at SPERLING INC., 408 Cedar Ave., North Side. Funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. 

HERBERT L. WILLIAMS 

Herbert L. Williams, 53, of Salisbury, Md., died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury. He was born in Mt. Pleasant and lived in Ruffsdale. He was the son of Betty Cable Williams and the late Lewis Emerson Williams. Mr. Williams was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving in Vietnam. Prior to moving to Salisbury, he worked at the Career and Technology School of Charles County, Md. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Carlene Williams of Salisbury; three children, Jennifer Williams and Cassie Olson, both of La Plata, Md., and Todd Williams of Waldorf, Md.; a sister, Candace Jeffers of Joliet, Ill.; and a brother, James Williams of Williamsport, Pa. Committal and services were held Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, at Columbia Gardens Cemetery, Arlington, Va. 

PAUL E.S. WILLIAMS 

Paul E.S. Williams, 71, of Mt. Pleasant Township, went to his eternal rest Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at the Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born Nov. 17, 1928, in Portland, Maine. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Community Church, where he served as a deacon, taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, and headed the Missionary Committee. Paul was a licensed Pennsylvania lay preacher, and was an avid woodsman and commercial printer. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a machinist by Kennametal, Latrobe. He was a veteran of Korea, having served with the U.S. Army. He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Bean Williams, of South Grafton, Mass., who will celebrate her 100th birthday in March. He is also survived by his loving wife, Gloria Leeper Alling Williams; three daughters, Martha Keslar and husband, Garry, of Stahlstown, Linda Lewis and husband, Arnold, of Columbus, Ohio, and Doris Caldwell and husband, Jerry, of Edinboro; two stepdaughters, Colleen Radebaugh and husband, Rick, of Jeannette, and Ruth Graft and husband, Don, of Mt. Pleasant; three brothers, Robert Williams and Jane of Barton, Vt., Roger Williams and Jane of Worcester, Mass., and Daniel Williams of North Grafton, Mass.; a sister, Thelma Williams of South Grafton, Mass.; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his father, Howard E. Williams; his first wife, Jennie Lou Ankney Williams, in 1982; a brother, David Williams; and two sisters, Martha Williams and Esther Erlandson. Friends will be received at the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m. His funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Norman Johnston and the Rev. L.C. Kesler co-officiating. Interment will follow in the Laurel Hill Cemetery, Laughlintown.


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