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CHARLOTTE B. BAILEY 

Charlotte B. Bailey, a longtime resident of Greensburg, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg, after a brief illness. She was the wife of Dr. Louis J.C. Bailey, who preceded her in death in 1975. She is survived by two daughters, Jacqueline Bailey and Cynthia Bailey Miller, both of Massachusetts; two grandchildren, David J. Miller and Cheryl Miller Favale, also of Massachusetts; seven great-grandchildren; and her dear nieces, Sally Sweeney of Pittsburgh and Charlotte Smith of Massachusetts and their families. In the early part of her life, Charlotte graduated from Duquesne University, where she obtained her degree in nursing. She worked as a registered nurse in Philadelphia and did flood relief work for the American Red Cross in Ohio. Charlotte was a longtime member and past president of the D.A.R., Medical Auxiliary, the Friday Club, College Club and the Greensburg Garden Club. She was also a longtime member and enthusiastic supporter of the Westmoreland Museum of Fine Arts. In 1995, she was the recipient of the Distinguished Arts and Community Leadership Award from the Greensburg Area Cultural Council. Charlotte had a lifelong love of gardening and was an expert on ``old'' roses; she was also a landscape design judge. Fishing, both at home and at her summer home on French River, Canada, traveling the world, and reading were among her interests. Well into her 70s and 80s she took up many arts and crafts, including stained glass window, pottery, and watercolor painting. Charlotte had a passion for life and believed in living it to the fullest. She will be greatly missed by her large extended family and her many friends. A Memorial Mass in celebration of her life will be celebrated at the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg, Friday at 10 a.m. Charlotte would prefer that donations in her memory be made to the Westmoreland Museum of Fine Arts, or the Greensburg Library, in lieu of flowers. Arrangements by the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME, 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, www.pantalone.com. 

ANNA FRENCHIK BARRON 

Anna Frenchik Barron, 94, of Derry, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, in the St. Anne Home, Greensburg. She was born Oct. 13, 1905, in Superior, Derry Township, a daughter of the late John and Helen Meholic Frenchik. A homemaker, Anna was a member of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, Snydertown, and was a member of the St. Joseph 50 Plus Club of Derry, the Ladies Auxiliary to the Derry Ukrainian Society with which she had bowled for 35 years, the St. Vincent Senior Citizens and the U.N.A. Association. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Barron, on Sept. 21, 1987; and several brothers and sisters. Anna is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Irene) Neil of Monroeville, Mrs. Pat Geary, Mrs. Jack (Carol) Krinock and Mrs. Wayne (Yvonne) Wissinger, all of Derry; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank Frenchik of Hostetter; three sisters, Mrs. Edward (Agnes) Pisz of Melvindale, Mich., Mrs. Ethel Walters and Mrs. Hazel Frenchik, both of Bradenville; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Tuesday from noon to 9 p.m. in the MICHAEL J. QUINLISK FUNERAL HOME INC., 548 N. Chestnut St., Derry. Parastas service will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Panachida service will be held Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by Divine Liturgy at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Derry. 

FATHER JULIAN F. BURT, O.S.B. 

Father Julian Francis Burt, O.S.B., a monk of St. Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, after a long illness. He was 91. Father Julian was born Nov. 4, 1908, in New York City, the son of the late Julian and Mary (Markey) Burt. He attended St. Peter's High School in Staten Island, and later studied at Fordham University, St. Francis College in Pennsylvania, and St. John's University in New York, and received a master of arts degree in philosophy from the Catholic University of America. Father Julian entered the religious life in 1939, when he professed vows with the Fathers of Mercy. He first served in parish apostolates and on the faculties of several seminaries. In 1956, he entered the Benedictine monastic community at Belmont Abbey in North Carolina, where he served as a faculty member at Belmont Abbey College. Later he taught at Mercyhurst College in Erie and at the Benedictine Military School in Savannah, Ga. Father Julian entered the St. Vincent monastic community in 1968, and for several years he served in pastoral apostolates in the Dioceses of Greensburg, Altoona-Johnstown, and Erie. In 1981, he was appointed pastor of Holy Cross Church in Spangler. He retired to the Archabbey in 1984, but continued to serve in weekend parish assignments until 1990. He also worked in the Archabbey post office and helped with the upkeep of the St. Vincent grove. Father Julian published a number of articles in The Priest, Homiletic and Pastoral Review, and Pastoral Life. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Wragg. He is survived by a nephew, William Wragg, of Branford, Conn.; and a cousin, Rita Carlson of Sparta, N.J. Viewing will be held in Leander Hall parlor, St. Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, Tuesday, Feb. 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. A vigil service will be held in St. Vincent Archabbey Basilica at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday. Father Julian's body will lie in state in the Basilica until 9 p.m., and from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16. Memorial contributions may be made to the Benedictine Health and Welfare Fund at St. Vincent Archabbey. 

GLENN E. CABLE 

Glenn E. Cable, 80, of New Castle, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, in Jameson Memorial Hospital, New Castle. He was born Oct. 3, 1919, in Scottdale, a son of the late Jesse and Mabel Hunter Cable. He was a retired employee of Bell Telephone Co. Glenn was a graduate of East Huntington High School and served during World War II in the Army as a captain with the 437th Signal Battalion in Italy-Sicily and North Africa. He was a member of Westmoreland Lodge #518 in Greensburg, the Bell Telephone Pioneers, the Castle Mills Golf League, and the Tall Cedars of Lebanon and the Valley of New Castle Consistory. He was a 33rd Degree Mason. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, James Cable. Surviving are his loving wife, Charlotte Cable; children, Marsha Kazenski and husband, William, of Kalispell, Mont., Evelyn Stephanic and husband, Steve, of Greensburg and James H. Cable of Circleville, Ohio; two brothers, Jesse Cable of Scottdale and George Cable of Lawton, Okla.; a sister, Betty Williams of Ruffsdale; and a granddaughter, Julie Ann Cable. Friends will be received at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 N. Main St., Greensburg, Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home Friday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. John Zoppi, pastor of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Hunker, officiating. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. Masonic services will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home by members of Westmoreland Lodge #518 and Philanthropy Lodge #225. 

CHARLES DOWNEY 

Charles ``Cuddy'' Downey, 81, of North Irwin, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, in Briarcliff Pavilion, North Huntingdon. He was born March 5, 1918, in Crabtree, a son of the late Martin and Julia Curry Downey. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a coil former for Westinghouse of East Pittsburgh. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church of Irwin and a social member of the North Irwin Fire Department. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Wolukis Downey. Surviving are a son, Thomas W. Downey of Timonium, Md.; a daughter, Patricia Anthony of North Irwin; four grandchildren, Edwin Anthony Jr., Daniel Anthony, Christopher Downey, and Carolyn Downey; two great-grandchildren, Joshua Downey and Tanner Anthony; a brother, Cornelius ``Connie'' Downey; and a sister, Lillian Lomicka, both of Irwin. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., Fifth and Oak streets, Irwin, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Huntingdon. 

STELLA L. KUK HALODA 

Stella L. Kuk Haloda, 77, of North Huntingdon, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, in Milford Hospital, Milford, Conn. She was born Jan. 18, 1923, in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Anthony and Caroline Rymasz Kuk. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church of Irwin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Haloda; and two brothers, Brownie and Edward Kuk. Surviving are four sons, Martin Haloda Jr. of Philadelphia, Lawrence of Indiana, Joseph of North Huntingdon and Vincent of Cleveland, Ohio; a daughter, Victoria Miller of Milford, Conn.; six grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., Fifth and Oak streets, Irwin. 

WARREN T. HARE 

Warren T. Hare, 89, of Hempfield Township, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, in Jeannette. He was born June 9, 1910, in Jeannette, a son of the late Thomas C. and Leah (Shane) Hare. He was a machinist at Elliott Co. in Jeannette for 18 years and retired from Nuclear Components in Adamsburg in 1971. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen (Silvis) Hare; a daughter, Ellen Marie Rose Main; four brothers; and two sisters. Survived by three sons, Franklin Hare of Chula Vista, Calif., Thomas Hare of Apopka, Fla., and Warren Hare of Huntington Beach, Calif; a brother, Lawrence Hare of Greensburg; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the VINCENT V. RODGERS FUNERAL HOME, 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin, Wednesday from 9 a.m. until funeral service time at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Paul Peternel officiating. Interment Jeannette Memorial Park. 

HELEN (BUZZARD) HEEFNER 

Helen (Buzzard) Heefner, 85, of Fairborn, Ohio, formerly of Irwin, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, in Springfield, Ohio. She was born Jan. 15, 1915, in Irwin, the daughter of the late John W. and Myrtle O. (Gongaware) Buzzard. She was a member of Brush Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church, and the Pennsylvania and Fairborn Senior Citizens. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Horace W. Heefner, Ret. Major U.S. Air Force, in July of 1998. Survived by a brother, John R. Buzzard of Oregon; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the VINCENT V. RODGERS FUNERAL HOME, 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m., where service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. William Hauser officiating. Interment Brush Creek Cemetery. 

A. EDWARD HUNTER 

A. Edward Hunter, 83, of Greensburg RD12, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, in the Greensburg Nursing and Convalescent Center. He was born July 29, 1916, in Latrobe, a son of the late Frank and Clara Shumar Hunter. He was a retired employee of Standard Steel Co., Latrobe. He was a faithful member and elder of the Latrobe Christian Church and a longtime loyal supporter of the Hempfield Church of Christ. He had been treasurer and director of Camp Christian, Mill Run; director of the Christian Outreach Association and director of the Christian Evangelistic Society. Surviving are his wife, Louise Via Hunter; children, Mary Jo Lute and husband, Douglas, of Zebulon, N.C., and Andrew Edward Hunter II and wife, Jodie, of Aliquippa; grandchildren, Adam and Aaron Lute and Brooke and Blaire Hunter; a brother, Kenneth F. Hunter and wife, Marion, of Ligonier; and a sister, Margaret and husband, the Rev. Edmund Jenkins, of Ligonier. Family and friends will be received at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 N. Main St., Greensburg, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Hempfield Church of Christ with the Rev. William Pullin and the Rev. Rufus Peer co-officiating. Private interment will be in Fairmount United Presbyterian Cemetery, Cook Township. The family respectfully requests that memorial contributions be made to Camp Christian, P.O. Box 230, Mill Run, PA 15464. 

SUSAN J. KNUPP 

Susan J. Knupp, 92, of Stahlstown RD1 (Kregar), died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at her residence. She was born Jan. 23, 1908, in Donegal Township, a daughter of the late David and Florence Myers Shawley. She attended the Kregar Community Church and was a member of the Laurel Mountain Senior Citizens, Donegal. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Knupp; a son, Robert C. Knupp; a daughter, Betty Jane Leonard; two brothers, John and David Shawley; and a sister, Ivy Overly. She is survived by a granddaughter, Mary Jane Leonard of Stahlstown RD1; a grandson, Robert C. Leonard and his wife, Karin, of Versailles Borough; and a great-granddaughter, Ashley Leonard. Family will receive friends at the L. BOYD SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., Church Street, Donegal, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Donald Robson officiating. Interment will be in Snowball Cemetery. Jamie Snyder Brown, funeral director. 

JOHN A. LEHOSKY 

John A. Lehosky, 81, of Claridge, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, in Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. He was born Nov. 27, 1918, in Claridge, a son of the late Paul and Julia Valencie Lehosky. Prior to retirement, he was employed at Jeannette Glass Co. He was a member of St. Barbara Church, Harrison City and Jeannette American Legion Post 344. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Sholties Lehosky, in 1997; and a brother, Paul Lehosky. He will be deeply missed by his devoted daughters, son, and grandchildren, who will always remember his loving and kind ways. He is survived by his son, John A. Lehosky of Sacramento, Calif.; two daughters, Karen M. and husband, Bob Fairgrieve, of Irwin and Darlene A. and husband, Sam Lonero, of Jeannette; two brothers, Daniel Lehosky of Monroeville and Franklin Lehosky of Greensburg; two sisters, Julia Harris of Long Island, N.Y., and Mary Cappeli of Monroeville; and five grandchildren, Amber, Jeremy, Brandee, J.J. and Kaylee. Friends will be received at the JAMES E. LINDSAY FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Harrison City, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Barbara Church with the Rev. V. Paul Fitzmaurice as celebrant. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Penn Township. The Jeannette Combined Legion will hold services Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the funeral home, and a vigil service will be held Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

BEVERLY E. (NEAD) NOTT 

Beverly E. (Nead) Nott, formerly of Penn Hills, on Monday, Feb. 14, 2000. Beloved wife of the late William A. Nott Sr. Mother of Deborah Ashley, William A. Jr., Robert T. Nott, and Beth A. Ogle. Sister of Ruth Beard, Robert and Arthur Nead. Also survived by 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Friends received at the WILLIAM F. GROSS FUNERAL HOME LTD., 11735 Frankstown Road (at Rodi Road), Penn Hills, Wednesday and Thursday from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held in the First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh, Centre and South Aiken avenues, Shadyside, Friday at 11 a.m. Everyone please meet at church. 

STANLEY D. PEVC 

Stanley D. Pevc, 81, of Collinsburg, West Newton, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at his home. He was born in Rostraver Township, Nov. 15, 1918, the son of the late John and Mary Pevc. Mr. Pevc was retired from the East Pittsburgh Works of Westinghouse Electric Corporation. He was a former constable in Rostraver Township and also served with the West Newton Auxiliary Police. During World War II, he achieved the rank of master sergeant in the 39th Bomb Squadron of the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was also a member of the 6th Bomb Group. He was a member of the Liederkranz Club, the S.N.P.J. Lodge and the Slovenian Club, all of Collinsburg, the Smithton American Legion and the Marconi Club of Smithton. He is survived by a son, John C. Pevc and his wife, Anita, of West Newton; four daughters, Linda Spickel of West Newton, Dolores Vivio and her husband, David, of West Newton, Ilene Bach and her husband, Sam, of Smithton, and Mary Hughes of West Newton; two sisters, Lillian Figiel of Collinsburg and Justine Zorko of Collinsburg; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores M. Pevc, on Dec. 21, 1998; and by a sister, Mary Hesson. Friends will be received Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 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 in the funeral home Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Robert Pittavino officiating. Interment will follow in the West Newton Cemetery. 

JOHN RIBOVICH 

John Ribovich, 82, of Versailles Borough, died at McKeesport Hospital on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000. Born in Hannastown, Sept. 10, 1917, a son of the late Joseph and Susan Pribish Ribovich. He was a retired chemist with the U.S. Bureau of Mines in Broughton, Pa., a past president of the Versailles Lions Club, and a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps. Survivors include his wife, Helen Somple Ribovich; daughters, Dr. Jerilyn Glass and Dr. Rebecca Matsakis; sons, Dr. Martin Ribovich, Dr. Thomas Ribovich, Attorney Gregory Ribovich, and Daniel Ribovich; six grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Friends are being received at the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 4504 Walnut St., McKeesport, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick Church, McKeesport. 

MARLENE J. (TOPOLSKI) SCHERZER 

Marlene J. (Topolski) Scherzer, 63, of Penn Hills, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000. She was the beloved daughter of Edward and the late Henrietta Topolski. Beloved wife of John K. Scherzer and the late William E. Ross. Loving mother of Sandra M. Ross of Plum Borough, Karen M. Deni of Jeannette, Robert M. and Mark E. Ross, both of Penn Hills; and grandmother of Michael Jr. and Anthony W. Deni. Friends will be received at the WALTER J. ZALEWSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 216 44th St., Lawrenceville, Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. with the Rev. John Getsy, O.F.M. Cap., officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Animal Rescue League of Western Pennsylvania, 6620 Hamilton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206. 

TRACY NEELY STRAIT 

Tracy Neely Strait, 83, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000. She was born in Ambridge, the daughter of the late A.W. and Tracy Elliott Neely Forney. She was a graduate of the Winchester-Thurston School, the Western Pennsylvania School of Nursing and the University of Pittsburgh. She served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during World War II, the USPILS during the Korean conflict, and with the U.S. Public Health Service. Mrs. Strait was a member of the Shandon United Methodist Church, Columbia, S.C. She was the wife of the late Col. Lewis J. Strait Jr. She is survived by nieces and nephews. Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia, S.C. Memorials may be made to the Shandon U.M. Church, or to the Oliver Gospel Mission. Arrangements by the DUNBAR FUNERAL HOME/DEVINE STREET CHAPEL, Columbia, S.C., (803) 771-7990. 

LAUREEN MARIA TARKER 

Laureen Maria Tarker, 52, of Gresham, Ore., formerly of Brentwood, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000. She was born Sept. 9, 1947, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Peter and Anna Widowitz of Brentwood. Laureen was raised and educated in Pittsburgh, graduating from Brentwood High School. Laureen began her life-time career with AT&T right after she finished her schooling. Laureen worked various jobs with the company, retiring as a clerk. In March of 1970, Laureen moved to Astoria, Ore. In approximately 1980, she moved to Gresham where she had resided since. Laureen retired in January of 2000. Laureen enjoyed spending time with her husband. She married Michael Tarker in Astoria, Ore., on March 23, 1970. Survivors include her husband, Michael Tarker; her mother and father; a brother, Peter D. Widowitz of Seattle, Wash.; a niece; and a nephew. A memorial service was held Monday, Feb. 14, at BATEMAN CARROLL FUNERAL CHAPEL, Gresham, Ore. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Providence Portland Intensive Care Unit or the American Humane Society. 

MARGARET R. (SAJSA) YANKOVICH 

Margaret R. (Sajsa) Yankovich, 71, of New Salem, passed away Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, in the Uniontown Hospital. She was born March 20, 1928, in German Township, a daughter of Andrew and Mary Kasinec Sajsa. She was a member of St. Procopius Church, New Salem, and served as a lector for many years, and was also a member of the Church Procopians. She was a former auditor for Menallen Township, graduate of German Township High School, member of Fayette County Salon 105, 8/40, the New Salem American Legion 753 Ladies Auxiliary, past president of Pennsylvania State and past national president of American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, where she was one of only three women from Pennsylvania who served in that capacity. She was also a past member of the National Finance Committee for the American Legion Auxiliary and served in various leadership appointments to the American Legion Auxiliary throughout the years. She was active in Habitat for Humanity and had spent her adult life as an advocate for Veteran's affairs. She had traveled extensively throughout the world during her tenure as national president of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and was always involved in local political affairs. Surviving are a son, Edward D. Yankovich Jr. and his wife, Mary, of New Salem Road; grandsons, Joseph and Nicholas Yankovich; sisters, Helen Haelen and Mary Porzio, both of Middletown, N.Y.; and a brother, Dominick Sajsa of Clearwater, Fla. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward D. Yankovich Sr., on Dec. 20, 1986; brother, Andrew Sajsa (who was killed in action in World War II, and which led to her involvement in the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary) and a brother, Francis; and her parents. Friends will be received in the ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME INC., 20 N. Mill St., New Salem, today from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday, Feb. 17, until 9:30 a.m., when a prayer service will be held. A Funeral Mass follows at 10 a.m. in St. Procopius Church, New Salem, with the Rev. Father James L. Popochock as celebrant. Entombment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. Uniontown. New Salem American Legion Ladies Auxiliary 753 will conduct services today at 8 p.m., Fayette County Salon 105 of 8/40 will conduct services Wednesday at 3 p.m. and a parish wake service will be held Wednesday at 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Dept. of Homeless Veteran's Program, P.O. Box 2324, Harrisburg, PA 17105.

DOROTHY P. AMES 

Dorothy P. Ames, 79, of Lakeland, Fla., died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, in her home, under the care of Good Shepard Hospice. She was born March 9, 1920, in Brownsville, a daughter of William and Ada Mae Crawford Hackney. She was a graduate of Brownsville High School. Prior to her retirement, she was a chef at the Garden Center Restaurant in New Stanton for many years. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Ames was preceded in death by her husband, Quentin Duane ``Rivers'' Ames, who passed away March 31, 1997; a brother, James Hackney; and two sisters, Mary Johnson and Clara Leyda. She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Ebersole and Patty Hohnstrieter, both of Lakeland, Fla.; two sons, Duane Ames of Rochester, Pa., and John I. Ames of Chambersburg, Pa.; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, Route 40, Beallsville, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Gary Gregg officiating. Interment will be in LaFayette Memorial Park. 

EDWARD WILSON BARNARD SR. 

Edward Wilson Barnard Sr., 61, of Greensburg, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Jan. 15, 1939, in Pottstown, Pa., a son of the late Clarence and Mabel Painter Barnard. He previously was employed by the Beckwith Machinery Co. of Murrysville. He was a former member of the B.P.O. Elks #511 Greensburg and was a member of the C.C. Club, also of Greensburg. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Edward Wilson Barnard Jr. Survived by two sons, Samuel P. Barnard and his wife, Catherine, and James A. Barnard and his wife, DeeDee, both of Delmont, and their mother, Patricia Linsenbigler Barnard, also of Delmont; a grandson, Edward Wilson Barnard III of New Alexandria; two sisters and a brother, Ann Merva and her husband, Thomas, of Latrobe RD1, Scott P. Barnard of Greensburg, and Susan Wendschuh and her husband, Dr. Philip, of Avon, Ohio; three nieces and a nephew, Tracy Ficco, John Merva, Amy Merva, and Lisa Merva; and two very close friends, Bob and Kathy Barnhart of Greensburg. Friends will be received at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Robert C. Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Clair Cemetery. Should friends desire memorials may be placed with the First United Methodist Church, 15 E. Second St., Greensburg. 

NANCY J. BOSSART 

Nancy J. Bossart, 64, formerly of Connellsville, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born in Mt. Pleasant, Oct. 3, 1935, a daughter of the late Robert T. and Mary Griffith Black. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Bossart Sr.; six brothers, Homer W. Black, Robert C. Black, Harrold H. Black, Ross W. Black, Albert N. Black, and Paul Black; and a sister, Ida S. Bish. Survived by six children, Mrs. Ken (Carole) Bair of Jeannette, Robert Bossart and wife, Sue, of Alverton, William E. Bossart Jr. of Duquesne, David K. Bossart and wife, Lisa, of Madison, Ohio, Noah L. Bossart and wife, Lois, of Connellsville, and Jayne M. Bossart of Scottdale; 14 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; three brothers, Donald W. Black of Ohio, Dean E. Black of Rochester, N.Y., and Alan D. Black of Mt. Pleasant; four sisters, Mary L. Lessman of Mt. Pleasant, Lorraine Lukas of Greensburg, Edith ``Judy'' Baker and Shirley M. Febinger, both of Texas. She worked at the Hill's Department Store in Uniontown. Friends will be received at the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Friday with interment to follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. 
 
RUBY HOKE BRINER 

Ruby Hoke Briner, 72, of Acme, died in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant, Monday, Feb. 14, 2000. A daughter of Wade and Emma Schweiger Hoke, she was born in Acme, Jan. 18, 1928. After attending public school in Mt. Pleasant Township, she graduated from Hurst High School. She was a postmaster for 39 years in Acme and Scottdale. Ruby was a lifelong member of the Acme United Methodist Church. She held all the offices in the Westmoreland County N.A.P.U.S. Also, she held the offices of secretary, vice-president, and president of the Pennsylvania chapter of N.A.P.U.S. She was previously president of the Pennsylvania N.A.P.U.S. Retirees, and aspiring to the office of national secretary-treasurer of N.A.P.U.S. Retirees. Ruby's most honored positions, and which she held for many years, were chairman and co-chairman of the Pennsylvania N.A.P.U.S. Legislative Committee. Also, she was a member of Beta Sigma Phi and Xi Eta Eta. Ruby was a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club District 3, Scottdale, and a past matron of Mt. Pleasant Court #46 Order of the Amaranth. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Edward R. Briner, in November 1999; and brothers and sister, Wade, Harold, Vernon, Leon and Abigail Hoke. Surviving are her two daughters and their husbands, Pamela Briner Yothers and Dr. Mark Yothers of Mt. Pleasant RD1 and Dr. Patricia Hoke Briner and Bruce Shaffer of Acme; three grandchildren, Jonathan Mark Yothers and Nathaniel and Erin Shaffer; a sister, Lois Hoke Bitner and her husband, Clyde, of Yohlads, Fla.; brothers, Donald Hoke and his wife, Jackie, of Acme and Jack Brothers and his wife, Pat, of Mt. Pleasant; and the following sisters- and brothers-in-law: Mary Hoke of Acme, Betty Hoke of Harrisburg, Wilma Hoke Landymore of Florida, Clarence Briner Jr. and his wife, Connie, of Ashville, N.C., and Martha Paunovich and her husband, Joe, of Kecksburg; and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, Norvelt, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Terry R. Trudgen officiating. Entombment will follow in the Middle Presbyterian Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant RD4. The Business and Professional Women's Club District #3 will hold a service in the funeral home Friday at 7 p.m., and the Mt. Pleasant Court #46 Order of the Amaranth will hold a service in the funeral home at 7:30 p.m.

ALLAN REXFORD CULLER 

Allan Rexford Culler, 60, of Littleton, Colo., formerly of Pittsburgh, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, in St. Joseph Hospital, Denver, Colo. Born in Mansfield, Ohio, Feb. 11, 1939, he was the son of Rexford Kettering Culler of Sarasota, Fla., and the late Bernice Glass Culler, who died in 1998. He was employed by U.S. West in Denver, Colo., and formerly employed by Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh as vice president of human resources. A 1957 graduate of Fairview Park High School, Cleveland, Ohio, he received a bachelor's degree from Wittenburg University in 1961, a master's degree from Case Western Reserve in 1962, and a master's degree in theology from Hamma School of Theology, Springfield, Ohio, in 1966. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from American Compensation Association. He was an active member of Compassionate Friends; was a vicar at First English Lutheran Church from 1964-65; and a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity at Wittenburg University. In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Donna Dee Daggett Culler, whom he married Aug. 13, 1966; a daughter, Aimee Dee Culler at home; a sister, Marilyn C. Novak of Spencer, Ohio; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer Dee Culler, in 1991. Friends were received Tuesday at the DOAN & MILLS FUNERAL HOME, 790 National Road West, Richmond, Ind., where services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. John R. Walker officiating. Interment in Earlham Cemetery, Richmond, Ind. Memorial contributions may be made to A.S.L. Association, 2700 1 Agonra Road, Calabasas Hill, CA 91301-5104. 

VESTA MARIE ELLIOTT 

Vesta Marie Elliott, 88, of White Oak, on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, in Phoenix, Ariz. She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church and the McKeesport Women's Club. Vesta was past president of the White Oak Chapter 2294 AARP and Sampson's Mills Senior Fellowship. Born Aug. 4, 1911, in Beaver Falls, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Erma McCreary Gillespie; wife of the late Rev. Ward Elliott; and mother of the late Catherine Weed. She is survived by a daughter, Donna Reining of Phoenix, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 19, at 11 a.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Louis P. Long and the Rev. Dr. Reginald Lilley co-officiating. The family has suggested memorial contributions to Wesley United Methodist Church, 1229 Prescott St., White Oak, PA 15131, or Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Hower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014. Arrangements by the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport. 

ROBERT J. FOX 

Robert J. Fox, 71, of New Stanton RD1, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, in the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Jan. 6, 1929, in Herminie, a son of the late William and Pearl J. Fox Fox. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Powerex Corp., Youngwood. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Army in the Heavy Artillery Infantry Division. He was a member of the St. Paul Seanor Lutheran Church, New Stanton. Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Marjorie E. Lee Fox; a daughter, Dixie C. Spor and her husband, Albert, of New Stanton RD1; and a brother, William Fox and his wife, Dolores, of New Stanton. There will be a private family viewing at the BEATTY-RICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 136, Madison, Thursday, to be followed by a service with his pastor, the Rev. L. Samuel Scheiderer, officiating. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park Cemetery, Hempfield Township. 

SAMUEL E. HARPER 

Samuel E. Harper, 75, of Crabtree, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Aug. 15, 1924, in Crabtree, a son of the late Wyatt and Minnie Paggan Harper. He was a former employee of Jeannette Tire and retired from U.S. Steel, Braddock. He was a member of the First Antioch Baptist Church, where he was a deacon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, William A. and John Harper; and a sister, Sally L. Harper. Survived by a brother, Joseph Harper and wife, Inez C., of Philadelphia; a sister, Elizabeth Bailey of Bronx, N.Y.; a sister-in-law, Ora Harper of Bethlehem; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends will be received at the First Antioch Baptist Church, 726 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m., where funeral service will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor David Williamson officiating. Interment will follow in New Alexandria Union Cemetery, New Alexandria. Arrangements under the direction of the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME, 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, (724) 837-0020, www.pantalone.com. Natale N. Pantalone, funeral director. 

JOHN R. HERTZOG 

John R. Hertzog, 73, of Hempfield Township, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, in the Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg. He was born July 7, 1926, in Penn, a son of the late Roy and Anna Kepple Hertzog. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. Prior to retirement, he was a box maker at A.S.G. Industries. He was a member of the Heritage Baptist Church, Jeannette. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy Jean Hertzog; and a brother, Edward Hertzog. He is survived by his wife, Stella Gust Hertzog; two daughters, Barbara Trump and her husband, Lawrence, of Grapeville and Peggy Blatney and her husband, Ray, of Rillton; four grandchildren; a sister, Alice Anderson of Jeannette; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Friday in the funeral home at 11 a.m. with Pastor Robert Ross officiating. Interment will follow in the Jeannette Memorial Park, Penn Township.

CANDY L. JOHNSON 

Candy L. Johnson, 37, of Hempfield Township, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, in the Monsour Medical Center, Jeannette. She was born Dec. 13, 1962, in Greensburg, a daughter of Judy Johnson. She was preceded in death by a stepfather, Thomas Weston; and maternal grandparents, Richard and Almeda Frye Johnson. In addition to her mother, she is survived by an aunt, Bonnie Johnson; cousins, Sharon Johnson, Don Rice and Sabrina ``Missy'' Rice, all of Jeannette; and a number of other aunts, uncles, and cousins. Friends will be received at the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Friday in the funeral home at a time to be announced. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. 

GEORGE KARAZSIA 

George Karazsia, 87, of Crabtree, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born April 28, 1912, in Zarica, Czechoslovakia, a son of the late John and Anna Felcian Karazsia. He was a retired miner from Republic Steel's Banning Coal Mine, and had been employed by the Jamison Coal Co. He also was owner/operator of the Karazsia Coal and Coke Co. He was a member of District 5 United Mine Workers. He was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Greensburg, and was a strong figure in its establishment. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Robert A. Karazsia; a brother, Charles B. Karazsia; and a son-in-law, Joseph Givogri. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Margaret Ribar Karazsia; a daughter, Janie Givogri of Crabtree; four sons, George Karazsia and wife, Sue, of Crabtree, Jack Karazsia and wife, Connie, of Latrobe, Bill Karazsia and wife, Kathie, of Washington Township and Thomas Karazsia and wife, Mary, of Greensburg; a daughter-in-law, Nancy, of Greensburg; 10 grandchildren, Kim Parisi and husband, Joe, Mark Givogri, George ``Jute'' and wife, Molly, Kevin and wife, Erin, Bill, Scott, Megan, Tomi-Marie, Bryan and Kristen Karazsia; four great-grandsons, Matthew and Michael Karazsia and Christopher and Patrick Parisi; a brother, John ``Sharky'' Karazsia of Crabtree; two sisters, Mary of Crabtree and Anna of Phoenix, Ariz.; 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., Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Panachida service will be held in the funeral home Friday at 9:15 a.m., followed by Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. in St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Greensburg, with Father Regis J. Dusecina officiating. Interment will follow in Calvary Hill Cemetery, Crabtree. Parastas service will be held in the funeral home Thursday at 7 p.m. Natale N. Pantalone, funeral director. 

PAULA JEAN (BALLEIN) KUSMIEREK 

Paula Jean (Ballein) Kusmierek, 51, of Sutersville, formerly of Monongahela, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, in Jefferson Hospital, Jefferson Borough. She was born June 6, 1948, in New Eagle, the daughter of Paul and Lena Vignoli Ballein of Elizabeth Township. She was a member of First Christian Church, Monongahela. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of 22 years, John L. Kusmierek; a son, Raymond Calfo of Mt. Pleasant; a brother, Donald Ballein and his wife, Kathy, of Monongahela; and a niece, Alyssa Ballein. Friends will be received Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the First Christian Church, Monongahela, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John Taylor officiating. Interment in West Newton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, Sixth and Chess streets, Monongahela, PA 15063. Arrangements by the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., West Newton. 

JEAN L. ROYED LINDH 

Jean L. Royed Lindh, 76, of Indianapolis, Ind., born in Irwin, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, of natural causes. She was a data processor in the administration department of the Metropolitan School District, Warren Township, for 10 years, retiring in 1979. Prior to that, she was employed at Mellon National Bank for 10 years. She was a graduate of the Pinkerton Business School, Pittsburgh. She was a member of the Old Bethel United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, William W. Lindh; a son, Jeffrey W. Lindh; a daughter, Patricia J. Lindh Hayes; a brother, John W. Royed; and two sisters, Betty Lou Milne and Sylvia Dwyer. Friends will be received Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. at the SHIRLEY BROTHERS WASHINGTON MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 9606 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, Ind., where service will be held Friday at noon. Entombment to follow in Washington Park East Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Old Bethel U.M. Church, or to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. 

MARY M. MARCHAND 

Mary M. Marchand, 78, of Trafford, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at Baldock Health Care Centre, North Huntingdon. She was born Nov. 11, 1921, in Cavittsville, Pa., a daughter of the late William F. and Emma DeWeese Marchand. She was a retired employee of Pittsburgh National Bank and a member of the Christian Business Women's Association. Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Clara Wight. She is survived by a sister, Emma Jean Huff of Penn Hills; a niece, Jane D. Petrovich of Greensburg; and two nephews, George E. Huff Jr. of Mansfield, Ohio, and William M. Huff of Monroe, Mich. Friends will be received at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow at Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park. 

DOROTHY M. SMITH 

Dorothy M. Smith, 72, of New Stanton, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at her home. She was born July 18, 1927, in Donegal, a daughter of the late Thomas and Cora Hauger Kough. She was a member of the First Reformed United Church of Christ in New Stanton. She is survived by her husband, Charles Smith Jr.; a daughter, Bonnie Vecchio of Ruffsdale; a son, Daniel Smith and wife, Judy, of Middleburg, Fla.; four grandchildren, Nicole and Anthony Ryan, Gregory and Angelee Smith; a great-granddaughter, Brianna; a brother, Thomas Kough of Ligonier; and a sister, Eleanor Tinkey of Greensburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Lucille Neiderhiser. Friends will be received at the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Edwin J. Fromm officiating. Interment Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Westmoreland Hospice. 

HARRIET WILSON McCASLIN TARBERT 

Harriet Wilson McCaslin Tarbert, 89, of Sherwood Oaks, on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000. Wife of the late Walter R. Tarbert and previously deceased Murray F. McCaslin, M.D. Mother of Janet M. Larsen (husband, Chris) of Hartford, Conn., Ellen Jane Srodes (husband, Carl) of Edgewood, and W. Scott McCaslin (wife, Ellen) of San Leandro, Calif.; stepmother-in-law of Barbara Tarbert Weller. She is also survived by seven grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren. There will be a memorial service at Sherwood Oaks Saturday, Feb. 19, at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sherwood Oaks Resident Association, 100 Norman Drive, Cranberry Township, PA 16066; The Grant Foundation, which supports Hospital Albert Schweitzer, Haiti, 1410 Magellan Drive, Sarasota, FL 34243; or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by H. SAMSON INC., Oakland. 

RUTH E. WARD WECKERLY

Ruth E. Ward Weckerly, 89, of Wilmerding, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000. Born Feb. 8, 1911, in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Hodder Ward. She was a retired employee of J.C. Penney Co. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rolland Weckerly. Survived by nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the FORGIE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at which time funeral services will be held. Interment will follow in Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon.

JOHN KNOWLES WOODWELL JR. 

John Knowles ``Woody'' Woodwell Jr., 74, of Ligonier and Vero Beach, Fla., died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at his home in Vero Beach. Born in Pittsburgh, Oct. 18, 1925, he was a son of the late John Knowles and Alice Herron Woodwell. Woody had been employed by the former family business, the Joseph Woodwell Co., and later had been self-employed as a sales representative. He was a member of St. Michael's of the Valley Church in Rector, the Rolling Rock Club, and the John's Island Club, Vero Beach. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Reed Woodwell, in 1996. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Gregg (Pamela) Geerdes of Rochester, Minn.; two sons, John K. (and wife, Joni) Woodwell III of Spokane, Wash., and Richard H. (and wife, Linda) Woodwell of Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J.; five grandchildren, Richard, Margaret and Eleanor Woodwell, and John and Elizabeth Geerdes; and a brother, William (and his wife, Margot) Woodwell of Ligonier and Vero Beach, Fla. Family and friends will be received at the Woodwell's Ligonier residence Friday, Feb. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Michael's of the Valley Church, Rector, with the Rev. James B. Simons officiating. Interment in St. Michael's Cemetery, Rector. Family will also receive friends in the church parish house following the interment. Memorial gifts may be made to St. Michael's of the Valley Church, Rector, or to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL HOME INC., Ligonier.


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