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|NEWTON C. BAKER
Newton C. Baker, 81, of Trafford, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, in the ManorCare Health Services, Monroeville. He was born Sept. 25, 1918, in Pitcairn, a son of the late Clarence and Nellie Nicol Baker. He was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. He was a retired salesman with the Olivetti Corp. and by Dresbold Business Machines Co. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Trafford, and an elder and clerk of session within the church. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater for over four years in the 27th Infantry, earning a Bronze Star. He was a member of the American Legion Post #331 of Trafford, a charter member of the Trafford Lions Club for more than 40 years in which he was past president and secretary, a member of the Masonic Lodge #613, Duquesne Commandery #72, and the Valley Royal Arch Chapter #289. He was on the Salvation Army Board in Trafford and a member of the Board of Directors of the Trafford Public Library and a director of the United Way of Westmoreland County. He is survived by his wife, Lois King Baker; a son, James and his wife, Janis Baker, of Level Green; two brothers, John Baker of Penn Hills and Harold Baker of Largo, Fla.; and a sister, Leila Corcoran of Cornwall, Pa. Friends will be received at the JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME, 429 Duquesne Ave., Trafford, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Carlisle V. Lloyd officiating. Interment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. Trafford Senior Citizens will hold service Friday at 1:30 p.m., the Trafford American Legion will hold service Friday at 7 p.m., and the Trafford Lions Club will hold a memorial service Friday at 8 p.m., all in the funeral home.
MARY ANN BOWMAN
Mary Ann Bowman, 83, of Delaware Avenue, Scottdale, passed away Thursday afternoon, Feb. 10, 2000, in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. Mary was born in Olyphant, Pa., June 17, 1916, a daughter of the late John and Catherine Kaugundo Cwynar. Mary was a longtime resident of the Pinetree area of Scottdale. She married her late husband, Edward L. Bowman, on June 29, 1934, in Alverton and was a loving homemaker, mother, and grandmother to her family. She was also a member of Calvin United Presbyterian Church in Scottdale. Mary is survived by her loving family, her children, Edward J. Bowman and his wife, Sara Jane, of Lutz, Fla., Betty E. (Bowman) Tamblyn and her husband, Thomas, of Scottdale, Thomas G. Bowman and his wife, Jean, of Connellsville RD1, Ronald L. Bowman of Scottdale, and Mary Lou (Bowman) Cichocki and her husband, Eliot, of Scottdale; her grandchildren, Tina Marie Langle, Bonnie Caravan, Carol Arens, Edward E. Bowman, Richard Bowman, Thomas Tamblyn, Debbie Tamblyn, Kevin Tamblyn, Lea Ann Queer, Betty Eutsey, Colette Trader, Clinton Bowman, Christine Wagers, Clayton Bowman, and Amanda Cichocki; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Mary was the last surviving member of the John and Catherine Kaugundo Cwynar family. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Edward L. Bowman on March 19, 1993; a son, Glenn Richard Bowman; and five brothers, Joseph, Stanley, Anthony, Matthew, and Henry Cwynar. Family and friends will be received at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, (724) 887-5300, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 12 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. Sylvia Carlson officiating. Graveside committal services and interment will follow in Alverton Cemetery, next to her late husband.
PEARL M. BROSKEY
Pearl M. Broskey, 85, of Millvale, on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000. Beloved wife of the late Henry J. Broskey. Mother of Gregory and Debbie Broskey, Sharon and Ray Bourdage, Michael and Cheryl Broskey and the late Pamela Broskey. Sister of Elsie Miller, Florence Orga and the late Dorothy Andrews. Also eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Friends received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at HEALY-HAHN FUNERAL HOME, 425 Grant Ave., Millvale. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday 10 a.m. Holy Spirit Church.
GEORGE A. COLAIZZI
George A. Colaizzi, 57, of Murrysville, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, in Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. He was born March 23, 1942, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late George and Rose Petote Collins. He was an administrator for the Allegheny Intermediate Unit with 32 years of service and also was the athletic director and basketball coach for the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, Swissvale, for the past 32 years. He was a member of the Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville. Survived by his wife, Mary Manesiotis Colaizzi; two sons, Christopher and Stephen, both at home; a brother, John Colaizzi and his wife, Lucy, of Delmont; a niece, Erica Colaizzi; and a nephew, Louis Colaizzi. Visitation Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JOHN T. HART FUNERAL HOME, Murrysville. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in the Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville. Entombment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.
MARY R. (BALUH) HAWSE
Mary R. (Baluh) Hawse, 92, of Mt. Pleasant, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at Harmon House Convalescent Center, Mt. Pleasant. She was born July 8, 1907, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Gonda Baluh. She was a member of Visitation Roman Catholic Church of Mt. Pleasant. Mrs. Hawse had worked prior to her retirement as a cook at the former Roma Room Restaurant of Mt. Pleasant. She was a member of the Visitation Holy Rosary Society and Christian Mothers, and a member of the First Catholic Slovak Union Branch #44. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer E. Hawse, in 1953. Survived by her son, Elmer Richard Hawse Jr. and his wife, Patricia, of St. Charles, Mo.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Margaret Rutherford of Uniontown and Martha Palanko and her husband, James, of Mt. Pleasant. In addition to her husband and parents, Mary was preceded in death by her son, Edward R. Hawse Sr., in 1998; and nine brothers, Joseph, Raymond, Richard, Robert, Paul, Michael, Steve, John, and George Baluh. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at GALONE-CARUSO'S, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Visitation R.C. Church, Mt. Pleasant, Monday, Feb. 14, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Anthony W. Ditto as celebrant. A parish rosary will be recited in the funeral home Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Interment Visitation Parish Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant.
ESTHER V. KEMERER
Esther V. Kemerer, 88, of Jeannette, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, in the Golden Heights Personal Care Home, Penn Township. She was born Feb. 13, 1911, in Penn, a daughter of the late Mike and Melinda Smith Kifer. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Jeannette. During the war, she was employed by the former General Tire of Jeannette, and later retired from Joseph Horne Co. in Greensburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jonathan P. Kemerer, in 1992; a brother, Robert Kifer; and two sisters, Betty Loughner and Peg Watkins. Surviving are a son, Robert A. Kemerer and his wife, Roseann, a sister, Ruth Salvatore and her husband, Carmen, and three grandchildren, Robert J. Kemerer, Scott J. Kemerer and Annette M. Kemerer, all of Jeannette, and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Daniel R. Defassio officiating. Entombment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.
ELENORE G. KENT
Elenore G. ``Ellie'' Kent, 66, of Greensburg, ended a courageous fight with cancer and went with the Lord Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000. Elenore was born April 1, 1933, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late George and Mary Ponko Evon. She was predeceased by her husband, William J. Kent, on Aug. 2, 1974. She was the beloved mother of Christopher J. Kent and his wife, Colleen Kent, and grandmother to Jonathan W. Kent and Joshua G. Kent, all of Unity Township. In addition, she is survived by her sister, Gerry Miller of Mt. Pleasant; a brother, Terry Evon of Pittsburgh; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was self-employed for many years as a ceramic teacher, as a realtor for Coldwell Banker, and as a sales representative at Service Merchandise. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Greensburg, the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter of the Gold Star Wives of America Inc., and the Board of Realtors. She will be dearly missed by her son and his wife, grandsons, family, and friends. Friends will be received at the BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg, Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in Christ Episcopal Church, Greensburg, Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Lawrence Knotts officiating. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, Hempfield Township. Family suggests, in lieu of flowers, donations to Christ Episcopal Church, 122 N. Maple Ave., Greensburg, or Action for Animals Inc., P.O. Box 814, Latrobe, PA 15650.
CHARLES F. MANN SR.
Charles F. Mann Sr., 78, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, in Huntingdon Ridge, North Huntingdon. He was born Aug. 16, 1921, in Philadelphia, the son of the late Charles F. and Catherine Mercer Mann. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Gulf Oil Company. He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of the Covenant and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy M. Mann; and a sister, Catherine Thompson. He is survived by two sons, Charles F. Jr. and his wife, Michele, of Cornelius, N.C., and Thomas J. and his wife, Kitty, of Oakland Park, Fla.; a daughter, Marjorie Giallonardo and her husband, Rocco, of Greensburg; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Friends will be received at the SHIRLEY-KUKICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Clay Pike, Circleville, North Huntingdon, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Monday (at a time to be announced) in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. John Pressler officiating. Interment will follow in Irwin Union Cemetery.
CATHERINE A. (CARROLL) MCCULLOUGH
ADELINE L. MERLIN
Adeline L. Merlin, 84, of Latrobe, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, in the Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born Oct. 8, 1915, in Fredericktown, Pa., a daughter of the late Demitrio and Judith Panissi. She was a member of St. Vincent Basilica in Latrobe. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John P. Merlin; four sisters; and a brother. Survived by two sons, Timothy J. Merlin and his wife, Julie, of Greensburg and John P. Merlin and his wife, Rhonda, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and two granddaughters, Misty Dawn Merlin and Gessica Merlin. There will be no public visitations. Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass to be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Vincent Basilica in Latrobe. Interment will follow in St. Vincent Cemetery, Unity Township. The JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe, is in charge of arrangements.
RICHARD W. MILLER JR.
Richard W. Miller Jr., 30, of Adamsburg, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, as a result of an automobile accident. He was born Sept. 8, 1969, in McKeesport, a son of Nancy Buzzie Miller of Irwin and Richard W. Miller of McKeesport. He was an employee of TR Trucking, Jeannette. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a son, Richard J. Miller; a sister, Michelle Leighty, and a brother, Christopher Miller, both of Irwin; and his maternal grandmother, Mary Buzzie of North Versailles. Friends will be received at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at which time funeral services will be held. Place of interment will be announced.
DONALD A. PENROSE
Donald A. Penrose, 59, of Olympia, Wash., formerly of East McKeesport, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, in Olympia, Wash., of multiple myeloma. He was born Oct. 18, 1940, to the late John and Lena Penrose. Mr. Penrose served in the U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1966 and was a Vietnam veteran. He was in the first graduating class at the University of Washington Medex/P.A. Program. He was a licensed Physicians Assistant with 24 years of service for the state of Washington as a Medical Practice Investigator. He was a member of the Association of Physicians Assistant's Elks Lodge #186 of Olympia. Mr. Penrose was a skilled craftsman spending many hours in his woodshop and enjoyed traveling and sports. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Cathie Bounds-Penrose, formerly of Tacoma, Wash.; daughters, Katie Cole, Kristin Vchulek and Kara Penrose, all of Seattle, Wash.; sisters, Joyce Johnston of Kissimmee, Fla., and Judith Folwarczny of Mt. Pleasant, Pa.; five grandchildren; two nieces; and two nephews. A celebration of life was held Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Olympia, Wash. Service was conducted by friend, retired Rev. Orville Jacobson of Longview, Wash. Memorial donations may be made to the Providence St. Peter Health Foundation, Third Floor, 413 Lilly Road, N.E., Olympia, WA 98506-5166, or the International Myeloma Foundation, 2120 Stanley Hills Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90046.
FLOYD H. SCHACHTER
Floyd H. Schachter, on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000. Beloved husband of Margaret Schachter. Beloved father of Sandy (Marshall) Goldstein, Marsha Singer and Stephanie (Richard) Lappen. Beloved son of the late Rev. Samuel David and Molly Schachter. Beloved brother of the late Joseph, Jack and Nathan Schachter, Sarah Schulhof, Florence Stein and Theodora (Toby) Caplan. Beloved grandfather of Russell and Jodi Goldstein, Lori Singer, Andrea Singer and Justin and Jonathan Lappen. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Services will be held at RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL INC., 5509 Centre Ave., Shadyside, Friday at 3 p.m. Visitation one hour prior to service (2-3 p.m.). Interment Agudath Achim Cemetery, Forest Hills. Contributions may be made to Charles M. Morris Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 200 JHF Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, or Sivitz Jewish Hospice, 903 West St., Second Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15221.
Hugo ``Midge'' Vivio, 88, of Monessen, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at 8 a.m. in his home, following a lengthy illness. He was born Nov. 8, 1911, in Monessen, a son of the late Enrico and Maria (Mastracci) Vivio. Mr. Vivio was a member of the Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church in Monessen and the AARP. He retired in 1967 from the Monessen Plant of Pittsburgh Steel, having worked for 31 years as a foreman in the Rod Mill. He then worked as director of the Domestic Relations Department in Westmoreland County, having retired in 1985. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Irma (Kollar) Vivio; a daughter, Kathy Vivio of Monessen; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Anita (Grano) Vivio of Youngwood; a brother and sister-in-law, Albert and Helen Vivio of Monessen; two sisters, Enes Migun and Ada Swallow, both of Monessen; two grandchildren, Salvatore and Anthony Vivio; and by several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph ``Brownie'' Vivio and John ``Heinz'' Vivio; and a sister, Arminda Mosier. Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the DALFONSO-BILLICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 441 Reed Ave., Monessen. A blessing service will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass in the Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Monessen.
WILLIAM JOHN BIELAWSKI
William John Bielawski, 62, of Carroll Township, formerly of Monessen
and Gransville, entered into eternity Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at his home.
Born Dec. 31, 1937, the son of the late Stanislaus V. and Anna V. Hokaj
Bielawski. He was a graduate of the California Area High School with the
class of 1955, attended the University of Pittsburgh and Waynesburg College,
and was a graduate of California State University. While serving in the
U.S. Army as a cryptologist he held the highest security clearance. He
was employed at the Monessen Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Coke Plant and held
office in the AFL-CIO Coke Plant union. He began his teaching career in
the Donora school district and until retiring. He also taught math and
history in the Monessen school district, and also served as athletic director,
golf coach, track coach and Midget League football coach. He was elected
and served as controller for the city of Monessen for 11 ½ years,
until health reasons forced his retirement. He was a member of the Pennsylvania
Controllers Association and the Pennsylvania League of Cities Association.
He served as president, vice president and chief negotiator for the Monessen
Education Association. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Education
Association and its southwestern district legislative committees. As a
member of the National Education Association he also served as national
convention delegate. He also held membership in the Pennsylvania Math Teachers
Association. He was a member of numerous social and fraternal organizations
throughout the valley. He was a member of the former Most Holy Name of
Jesus Roman Catholic Church, serving as lector. He is survived by his wife,
Ruth J. (Fayak) Bielawski; two sons, William III and his fiancee, Denise
Hasch, of Monessen, and Jeffrey P. Bielawski of Florida; and a sister,
Victoria and her husband, the Rev. Herb Richardson, of Fayette City. Survivors
also include Mrs. Gabriel (Dolores Fayak) Gembarosky, Mrs. Carl (Josephine
Pasqua) Fayak, and Major and Mrs. Edward Fayak, USAF (Ret.), of Altus,
Okla.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Saturday
from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the RHOME FUNERAL
HOME INC., 1209 Grand Blvd., Monessen. Services will be held Monday at
10 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in the Epiphany
of Our Lord Church, Monessen. Interment will follow in Holy Name Cemetery,
THOMAS ALBERT (GREGORITCH) GREGG
Thomas Albert (Gregoritch) Gregg, 83, of Scott Township, on Friday,
Feb. 11, 2000. Beloved husband of Frances Spero Gregg for 51 years. Loving
father of Kevin Gregg of Scott Township, Pam Ruffing of West Mifflin, Kim
McGinley of West Mifflin, Jeff Gregg of Overbrook, Michael Gregg of Gaithersburg,
Md., Dana Stumpf of Washington, Pa., and Chris Gregg of Shadyside. Grandfather
of Shannon McGinley, Rebecca Gregg, Patrick McGinley, Jessica Ruffing,
Matthew Ruffing, Samantha Stumpf and Joshua Stumpf. Also survived by his
sister, Vera Buchko of Arlington, Va., and his brother, George Gregoritch
of Coraopolis. Mr. Gregg was a World War II veteran serving in the Civilian
Conservation Corps and the U.S. Navy Seabees in Tulagi, Solomon Islands.
He also worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 41 years. Friends may call
Saturday 6 to 8 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the mausoleum
of Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, 509 Washington Road, where funeral service will
be held Monday 1 p.m. Arrangements by BRIGHT FUNERAL HOME INC., Mt. Oliver.
KENNETH G. HERBERT
Kenneth G. ``Moose'' Herbert, 63, of Greensburg, died Friday, Feb. 11,
2000, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born May 11,
1936, in Greensburg, a son of the late George and Louise Ruffin Herbert.
He was an employee of the Elliott Co. of Jeannette and a former employee
of Kennametal in Delmont. He was commander of the American Legion Post
318 and a member of AMVETS Post 88, both of Greensburg. He was a veteran
of the U.S. Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death
by a son, Kenneth Phillips; and three brothers, Grandville, Harry, and
an infant. He is survived by his wife, Donna Lee Hoffman Herbert, of Greensburg;
children, Desa Boyd and husband, David, of Florida, Dana Detar and husband,
Tim, of Greensburg, Paul DuCotey and wife, Jennifer, and Kimmie Diebold,
all of North Carolina, and Vernon Johnson of Arizona; 10 grandchildren;
a brother, Richard Herbert of Crabtree; a sister, Gladys Page of Buffalo,
N.Y.; 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, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday
from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be held Monday at 11 a.m.
with Pastor David Williamson officiating. Interment will follow in Westmoreland
County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. Natale N. Pantalone, funeral
RUTH CAROLINE LASH JUDITH
Ruth Caroline Lash Judith, 81, of Greensburg, died Thursday, Feb. 10,
2000, in the Edgewood Nursing Center, Youngstown, Pa. Ruth was born April
9, 1918, in Reading, a daughter of the late Raymond Christopher and Mary
Elizabeth Haueisen Lash. Ruth graduated from Kutztown State Teachers College
and taught in Reading, Pa., and Milford, Conn., before moving to Greensburg
in 1959. She retired from the Penn-Trafford School District, where she
taught English and reading at the McCullough Junior High/Middle School.
She was a former parishioner of the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral of Greensburg.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Walter
Paul Judith, in October of 1993; and a sister, Margaret Lash Himmelreich,
in January of 2000. She is survived by a son, Paul R. Judith of Naples,
Fla.; two daughters, Suzanne J. Fisher and her husband, Richard, and Caroline
J. Adams, all of Greensburg; three grandsons, Paul S. Adams of Amherst,
Mass., Todd A. Fisher of Sun Valley, Nev., and Matthew E. Fisher of Hunker;
a great-grandson, Dylan J. Fisher of Hunker; a former daughter-in-law,
Charlene Falk Judith of Youngstown, Pa.; two sisters, Marie Lash Disend
of Baldwin, N.Y., and Dorothy A. Lash of Reading, Pa.; and a niece, Louise
M. Bays, and her children, Ryan and Colleen, of Baldwin, N.Y. Friends will
be received at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg,
Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 8:30 p.m., at which time a vigil wake service
will be held. Interment will take place Monday in the Gethsemane Cemetery
in Laureldale, Pa.
MARY McCLINTOCK KENNEDY
Mary McClintock Kennedy, 55, of Newtown Township, died Thursday, Feb.
10, 2000, at home. Mary was born in Sewickley and had been a resident of
Newtown since 1994. Prior to that she had resided in Crown Point, Ind.
Mary attended Sewickley Academy and Miss Porter's School in Farmington,
Conn. She received her A.B. cum laude from Radcliffe College, Cambridge,
Mass., majoring in English, and was also a national merit scholar. She
attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Law prior to receiving
her J.D. from Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind. Mary was a member
of the Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and Bucks County bar associations and
the Indiana, Lake County, and South Lake County bar associations, with
many years of experience as an attorney for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee.
Mary was a contributing editor to The Order for Relief, the newsletter
of the Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Section of the Indiana State Bar
Association. Mary was a Vestry Member of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church
in Crown Point, Ind., from 1989 to 1994. Upon moving to Newtown, Mary became
an active member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, and was chairman of the
Outreach Committee until 1997. Mary was a member of Pickering Manor Auxiliary,
serving on the executive board as corresponding secretary. Mary was the
daughter of the late Oliver and Jane McClintock; wife of Robert T. Kennedy;
and mother of R. Tatnall Kennedy Jr., both of Newtown; and Christine L.
Kennedy of Arlington, Va. She is survived by two brothers, Oliver McClintock
Jr. of Pittsburgh and Evans Rose Jr. of Sewickley; and several nieces,
nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Services will be held in Newtown,
Sunday, Feb. 13, at 2 p.m. in St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Friends and
family may call Saturday, Feb. 12, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the SWARTZ/GIVNISH
FUNERAL HOME, 323 E. Washington Ave., Newtown. Services will be held in
Sewickley Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 11 a.m. in St. Stephen's Episcopal Church,
Frederick Street, Sewickley. Friends and family may call Monday, Feb. 14,
from 5 to 8 p.m. at the home of Evans Rose Jr., Scaife Road, Sewickley.
Memorial contributions in Mary's name may be made to the Chandler Hall
Hospice, 99 Barclay St., Newtown, PA 18940; Sewickley Academy, Sewickley,
PA 15143; or The American Cancer Society. Local arrangements by COPELAND'S
SEWICKLEY/IRVINE CHAPEL, 702 Beaver St., Sewickley.
DOROTHY E. (SHAWLEY) MATECKO
Dorothy E. (Shawley) Matecko, 80, of South Greensburg, died Friday,
Feb. 11, 2000, at St. Anne's Home, Greensburg. She was born Feb. 9, 1920,
in Tarrs, a daughter of the late Chester S. and Anna Sanders Shawley. In
addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Michael
Matecko Sr.; also by a son, Michael Matecko Jr.; and two brothers, H. David
Shawley and Robert Shawley. Surviving is her adopted daughter, Patricia
A. Good of South Greensburg, with whom Dorothy resided. Also surviving
are two brothers, Chester F. Shawley and his wife, Rachel, of Herminie
and Donald R. Shawley of St. Petersburg, Fla.; four sisters, Mrs. Delcina
Omlor and her husband, Kenneth, of Yukon, Mrs. Mary Catherine Caldwell
of Latrobe, Mrs. Diana Hurd and her husband, Kelly, of Camp Verde, Ariz.,
and Mrs. Theresa Harbaugh and her husband, Gary, of Jeannette; and several
nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the BEATTY-RICH FUNERAL
HOME INC., Route 136, Madison, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A prayer service will be held in the funeral home
Monday at 11 a.m. with Father Donald Mondello officiating. Interment will
follow in the Seven Dolors Church Cemetery, South Huntingdon Township.
FLORA M. MONCHAK
Flora M. Monchak, 69, of Mt. Pleasant, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, in
Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. She was born June 8, 1930, in Mt. Pleasant,
a daughter of the late Paul and Rose Ragusa Stumpo. She was a graduate
of the former Ramsay High School in 1949. She was retired from the housekeeping
department at the Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant. She was also a member of
St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant. In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by her husband, George Monchak, in 1998; a brother,
Samuel Stumpo; and two sisters, Mary Herndon Belcastro and Helen Stumpo.
She is survived by a son, Gregory Monchak and his wife, Karen, of Mt. Pleasant;
a daughter, Georjan May and her husband, Jeffrey, of Connellsville; five
grandchildren, Theresa Prindible, Jake and Sarah Clark, and Deanna and
Taylor Monchak; and a sister, Angeline Stumpo of Mt. Pleasant. Friends
will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St.,
Mt. Pleasant, 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 Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral
home, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. in St. Pius X R.C. Church,
Mt. Pleasant, with the Rev. James Clark as celebrant. Interment will follow
in St. Pius X Cemetery.
DONNA J. ROSS
Donna J. Ross, 56, of Plum Borough, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at
her residence. She was born March 17, 1943, in Pittsburgh, the daughter
of Margaret Shramko Frazier of Monroeville and the late W. Delmar Frazier.
She was a member of the Greater Works Outreach, Monroeville. In addition
to her mother, she is survived by her husband, William E. Ross Jr.; a daughter,
Denise Ross of Monroeville; and two brothers, William Frazier of Richmond,
Va., and Delmar Frazier of Pitcairn. Visitation Sunday from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. at the JOHN T. HART FUNERAL HOME, Murrysville. A service will
be held in the funeral home Monday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Gary Mitrik officiating.
Interment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.
CORINNE F. SERRAO
Corinne F. Serrao, 75, of Saltsburg, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, in
St. Anne's Nursing Home, Greensburg. She was born March 26, 1924, in Pittsburgh,
a daughter of the late Ruben and Rose Desimone Cicone. She lived in Pittsburgh
and Florida most of her life. In addition to her parents, she was preceded
in death by her husband, August Serrao, in 1993; a son, Richard Serrao;
a brother, Anthony Cicone; and two sisters, Anna Margaret Cicone and Edna
Cicone. She is survived by two daughters, Susan K. Shetter of Saltsburg
and Carol A. Emanuele of Murrysville; two sons, Anthony F. Serrao of Florida
and August P. Serrao Jr. of Penn Hills; two brothers, Robert Cicone of
Beaver and Vince Cicone of Florida; a sister, Mary Lou Battaglia of Maryland;
10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Friends will be received
from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the CURRAN
FUNERAL HOME, 701 Salt St. in Saltsburg. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated
Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church in Saltsburg with
Father Gregory Flohr as celebrant. Interment in Edgewood Cemetery, Saltsburg.
LUCILLE ADELINE SHUPE
Lucille Adeline Shupe, 93, of Southwest Greensburg, died Friday, Feb.
11, 2000, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born June
11, 1906, in Scottdale, a daughter of Elza Austin and Bertha Louella Momeyer
Shupe. She was a retired employee of the former A.E. Troutman store in
Greensburg for 44 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist
Church in Greensburg and the Dorcas Class and the Cradle Roll of the church.
For many years she was a volunteer with the Tel-Med of Westmoreland Hospital
and a member of the Hammond Organ Society. In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by her sister, Flora Shupe Jones; and brother-in-law,
Samuel Jones. She is survived by two nieces, Carol Gettemy and husband,
Robert, of Greensburg and Sandra Dickinson and husband, David, of Jacksonville,
Fla.; a nephew, Samuel W. Jones III and wife, Charlene, of Myrtle Beach,
S.C.; seven grandnieces and nephews; and three great-grandnieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 N.
Main St., Greensburg, from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday. Services will be held at
the funeral home Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Robert C. Wilson officiating.
Interment will follow in Hillview Cemetery. The family wishes memorial
contributions to the First United Methodist Church, 15 E. Second St., Greensburg,
WALTER A. WATKINS
Walter A. Watkins, 86, of Bradenton, Fla., died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000. Born Jan. 25, 1914, in Latrobe, he was a son of the late David R. and Jane Ann (Kahl) Watkins. He was a lifetime member of the First Assembly of God Church and the owner and operator of Avon Air Mobile Home Court in Bradenton, Fla., for 30 years. He was a loving husband and father, devoted brother, caring uncle and friend to all. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, David J., Thomas and Paul Watkins, and a sister, Ethel (Clark) Campbell, all of Latrobe. He is survived by his wife, Ethel (Gess) Watkins of Bradenton, Fla.; a son, Walter Watkins, and his children, Amanda, Shawn and Shannon Watkins, of Bradenton, Fla.; a daughter, Garnet Holiday, her husband, Paul, and their son, Michael Holiday, of Young Harris, Ga.; a brother, Pershing V. Watkins and wife, Ellen, of Bradenton, Fla.; two sisters, Violet (William) Sanderson and Olive M. Watkins, both of Latrobe; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, any contributions may be made to the First Assembly of God Church, Bradenton, Fla. Funeral services are being arranged by BROWN AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 26th Street, Bradenton, Fla.