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ROBERT WILLIAM CAMPBELL I 

Robert William Campbell I, 75, of Manor, formerly of Murrysville, went home to be with his Lord Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000. He was born Sept. 23, 1924, in East Pittsburgh, a son of the late Peter and Elizabeth Catherine McFarland Campbell. He was a 1942 graduate of Franklin Township High School, and owned and operated Campbell's Barber Shop in Murrysville for many years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was the first commander of the American Legion of Murrysville and was currently a member of the Jeannette American Legion. He also was a member of the Calvary Assembly of God, North Huntingdon. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Katherine Beeson and Ann Moore. He is survived by his wife, Darlene Hull Campbell; two daughters, Berklene Rasel and her husband, Michael, of Harrison City and Robin Immel and her husband, the Rev. Donald, of Uniontown; a son, Robert William Campbell II and his wife, Nancy, of Library; three stepsons, David Kelly and his wife, Sue, of Pittsburgh, Jeffrey Compton and his wife, Karen, of Rockford, Ill., and Kevin Compton of Lakeland, Fla.; a sister, Gladys Schafer and her husband, Ray, of Murrysville; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday 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 Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jonathan Hardt officiating. Interment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. If desired, memorials may be made to UPMC Home Health, 5818 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15217.

OSCAR L. CARLSON 

Oscar L. Carlson, 94, of Greensburg, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Dec. 20, 1905, in Greensburg, a son of the late Frederick and Josephine Johnson Carlson. He was retired from the Asplundh Tree Co. and also retired from the City of Greensburg. He was honorary member of Greensburg Hose Co. #7, a life member of the Loyal Order of the Moose #1151, Greensburg, a former officer of the Red Devils Association of Southwest Greensburg, a member of the VFW Post #33, Young Voters Club, Hose Co. #6 Firemen's Club, and the Fox Hill A.A., all of Greensburg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Emma Johnson Carlson; a grandson, Frederick O. Carlson; a granddaughter, Jessica Carrolli; a son-in-law, Thomas P. Price; and three brothers, Gustave Carlson, the Rev. J.E. Victor Carlson, and Arthur Carlson. He is survived by his wife, Ruth M. Riffle Carlson, with whom he would have celebrated their 72nd year of marriage on Feb. 21, 2000; a son, O. Frederick and his wife, Dorothy J. Carlson, of Greensburg; two daughters, Ruth Price and Joan and her husband, Michael Penzera, all of Greensburg; 14 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Theodore I. Bessey officiating. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. Members of Greensburg Hose Co. #7 will meet at the funeral home Friday at 7:30 p.m. 

STANLEY F. DERVONIS JR. 

Stanley F. Dervonis Jr., 72, of West Mifflin, formerly of Wendel, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at the Jefferson Center, Pittsburgh. He was born May 31, 1927, in Wendel, a son of the late Stanley and Tressa (Kovac) Dervonis. Stanley was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II, where he attained the rank of sergeant. Prior to his retirement, Stanley was employed by Fisher Body, West Mifflin, as a welder with more than 30 years of service. His memberships included: life member of Wendel-Herminie Athletic Association, Hempfield American Legion Post #53, charter member of NRA, Golden Eagles, and the Federal Auto Workers Union. In addition to his parents, Stanley was preceded in death by his second wife, Frances (Graft) Dervonis; a son, Albert J. Dervonis; two sisters, Marie Weitleverich and Anne Miskovich; and a brother, Frank Sokosky. Stanley is survived by two daughters, Carol Skarja and her husband, Daniel F. Sr., of Greensburg and Connie Dainty and her husband, Melvin, of Cochranton, Pa.; his fiancee, Barbara Bentley of West Mifflin; Ms. Bentley's four sons, Jimmy and his wife, Lisa, of North Huntingdon, Scotty at home, Billy and his wife, Jackie, of Elrama, Pa., and Terry and his wife, Barb Bentley, of Munhall; also 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Herminie, Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Liturgy will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Father Lawrence L. Manchas officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Leukemia Society of America, Two Gateway Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15230. 

FATHER BERTIN LEO EMLING 

Father Bertin Leo Emling, O.S.B., a monk of St. Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, after a long illness. He was 94 years old. Father Bertin was born July 9, 1905, in Erie, a son of the late George and Barbara (Eichenlaub) Emling. He received a bachelor of arts degree from St. Vincent College in 1931. After completing his studies at St. Vincent Seminary in 1935, he did graduate study in chemistry, earning a master of arts from Johns Hopkins in 1937 and a doctor of philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in 1941. Father Bertin entered the monastic community of St. Vincent Archabbey in 1928. He made simple profession of vows on July 2, 1929, and solemn profession on July 11, 1932. He was ordained a priest on June 16, 1935. Father Bertin served the monastic community mainly in its educational apostolates. He taught chemistry in St. Vincent Preparatory School from 1934-35, and then at St. Vincent College from 1937-80. He was a project director of the National Undergraduate Chemical Research Program and a consultant to the Keystone Carbon Co. of St. Marys, Pa., and was a member of the board of directors of St. Vincent College from 1958-65. He also served as subprior of St. Vincent Archabbey from 1960-66, and as pastor of Forty Martyrs Parish in Trauger from 1960-63. In 1980, Father Bertin was named professor emeritus. He received the Alumnus of Distinction Award of St. Vincent College in 1984 and the Distinguished Professor Emeritus Award in 1989. In 1991, the college established the Bertin L. Emling, O.S.B., Scholarship Fund in his honor. Father Bertin was a member of several professional and religious associations, including: the Knights of Columbus, the American Benedictine Academy, the American Chemical Society, the Chemical Society of London, and the Pennsylvania Round Table of Science. Father Bertin was the author of numerous articles that appeared in the Journal of the American Chemical Society and the Journal of Organic Chemistry. Father Bertin is survived by a brother, Father Marion Emling, O.S.B., of Latrobe; and three cousins, Ms. Jeanne Parker Finn and Mrs. Eleanor Wallace, both of Erie, and Mr. Ralph A. Emling of Fort Smith, Ark. A viewing for Father Bertin will be held at Leander Hall parlor, St. Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, Thursday from 3 to 4:30 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. A vigil service will be held in St. Vincent Archabbey Basilica at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, after which Father Bertin's body will lie in state in the Basilica until 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bertin L. Emling, O.S.B., Scholarship Fund at St. Vincent College. 

ELIZABETH MARY FROMHOLZ 

Elizabeth Mary Fromholz, 85, of Latrobe, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, in the Barnes House for Latrobe Community. She was born Oct. 12, 1914, in Louisville, Ky., a daughter of the late Casper and Carrie Nadorf Diebold. She was a member of Holy Family Church, Latrobe, and its Silver Threads and Rosary Altar Society. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ferdinand Henry Fromholz; and numerous brothers and sisters. She is survived by two sons, Ferdinand H. Fromholz Jr. and his wife, Janice, of Danville, Va., and John R. Fromholz and his wife, Lorraine, of Latrobe; a sister, Angelia McDermott of Baton Rouge, La.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. There are no public visitations. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass Friday at 10:30 a.m. in Holy Family Church. Holy Family Rosary Altar Society will recite the rosary before the Memorial Mass. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Holy Family Church, or a favorite charity of one's choice. The JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe, is in charge of arrangements. 

GORDON P. GREENAWALT

Gordon P. Greenawalt, 76, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at his home. He was born April 19, 1923, in Jeannette, a son of the late William C. and Ella Gardner Greenawalt. He was self-employed as a television repairman. He was a member of the Circleville United Methodist Church and its Men's Dartball League; a life member of the Norwin Elks; and a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Gary; two brothers, Chuck and Glenn Greenawalt; and a sister, Dorothy Bresnan. He is survived by his wife, Norma Noble Greenawalt; a son, Gordon Jr. of Greensburg; a daughter, Janie Greenawalt of North Huntingdon; a brother, Donald Greenawalt of Wendel; a sister, Betty Bush of Jeannette; and two grandchildren, Gordie and Erin. Friends will be received at the SHIRLEY-KUKICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Clay Pike, Circleville, North Huntingdon, Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Franklin Bishop officiating. Entombment will follow in Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park.

THE REV. CORTLYNN I. HEPLER 

The Rev. Cortlynn I. Hepler, 76, of 18 Hobart St., Marlboro, N.J., formerly of Bellwood, Pa., died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold, N.J. Born in Scottdale, April 21, 1923, he was the son of the late Herman C. and Grace (Lynn) Hepler. He married Henrietta E. Greene on Jan. 12, 1943, in Cumberland, Md. She died April 1, 1998. Surviving are a son, L. Joseph Hepler of Duncansville; a daughter, Martha G. Henderson of Marlboro, N.J.; a sister, Dorothy Dudinsky of New Stanton; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Matawan, N.J. The Rev. Hepler retired as a minister following 10 years of service at the Bald Eagle Baptist Church and Port Matilda Baptist Church. He served in the ministry for 28 years. The Rev. Hepler was a graduate of South Huntingdon High School and also of Cincinnati Bible Seminary. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, serving as a private first class in the European Theater. He was an avid flower/vegetable gardener and also enjoyed traveling and refinishing furniture. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the JON C. RUSSIN FUNERAL HOME, 618 Martin St., Bellwood, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday by his nephew, Thomas C. Martin. Interment at Logan Valley Cemetery, Bellwood. 

MARY F. (CARFANG) LAVRICH 

Mary F. (Carfang) Lavrich, 82, of Export, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, in her home. She was born March 16, 1917, in Dunningtown, a daughter of the late Samuel and Carmella (Cima) Carfang. Mary was a retired bookkeeper for Manordale Service Center of Murrysville and a member of St. Mary's Church of Export. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Lavrich Sr.; and a sister, Vanda Maffesantti. She is survived by a son, John J. Lavrich Jr. and wife, Janet, of Buffalo, N.Y.; a daughter, Janice L. Welker and husband, Eric, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and a brother, Anthony Carfang and wife, Eleanora, of Dunningtown. In addition, she is survived by two delightful grandchildren, Brandon and Benjamin Welker; and a number of nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at the VAlA FUNERAL HOME INC. AT TWIN VALLEY, 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, (724) 468-1177, beginning Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mary's Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Export, with the Rev. Dismas Young as celebrant. Private entombment in Twin Valley Memorial Park. Kevin P. Altman, supervisor, in charge of arrangements. 

GLENN A. MANNER 

Glenn A. Manner, 98, of Southwest Greensburg, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born April 14, 1901, in Green Township, a son of the late Ellsworth and Lena Harbridge Manner. Prior to retirement, he had been employed by the Greensburg Waterproofing Co. He was a longtime member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Southwest Greensburg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel M. Manner, on April 17, 1992; a son, Richard N. Manner, in 1988; two brothers, Robert and Herbert Manner; a sister, Hazel Burns; and a great-granddaughter, Kelly Manner. He is survived by his son, Kenneth E. and his wife, Betty Jean Manner, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Jay Manner, and a sister, Sara Means, both of Buffalo, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg, Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home Friday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Skip Dodson officiating. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. 

GLENN R. McCONNELL 

Glenn R. McConnell, 75, of Murrysville, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, in Forbes Hospice Center. He was born Aug. 2, 1924, in Grenville, Pa., a son of the late Meade and Mary Arner McConnell. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as the vice president branch manager for the Erie Insurance Group. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Carl McConnell; and two sisters, Gladys Zuschag and Dorothy Bailey. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Murray McConnell; three sons, Douglas R. McConnell of Lancaster, Terry L. McConnell of Erie, and Glenn Galbraith of Irwin; a daughter, Ginger Dubosky of North Huntingdon; a sister, Thelma Witte of California; and six grandchildren. Friends will be received at the SHIRLEY-KUKICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 176 Clay Pike, Circleville, North Huntingdon, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bruce Zarnick officiating, followed by entombment in Twin Valley Memorial Park. 

HELEN MIKRUT 

Helen Mikrut, 88, of Greensburg, formerly of Latrobe, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. Born in Hazelwood, July 6, 1911, she was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Balog Ruby. She was a member of Holy Family Church, Latrobe, and its Rosary Altar Society. She was also a volunteer at Latrobe Area Hospital and St. Vincent DePaul. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Mikrut; a son, Sonny Mikrut; four brothers, John, Joe, Bert and Paul Ruby; and three sisters, Rose Vargo, Agnes McQueen and Mary Knupp. She is survived by two sons, John Gulbine and his wife, Arlene, of Santa Cruz, Ariz., and Steve Gulbine and his wife, Mary, of Maricopa, Ariz.; a daughter, with whom she resided, Janet Hvizdos and her husband, Mike, of Greensburg; a brother, Steve Ruby of Latrobe; two sisters, Emma Cestello of Latrobe and Elizabeth Wagel of Bradenville; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Family Church. Interment in St. Vincent Cemetery, Unity Township. Holy Family Rosary Society will recite the rosary at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. 

EVELYN F. MONTGOMERY

Evelyn F. Montgomery, 90, of Rockville, Md., passed away Wednesday morning, Feb. 16, 2000, in the Potomac Valley Nursing Home, Rockville, Md. Evelyn was born in Mt. Pleasant, March 11, 1909, a daughter of the late John and Maude Rist Elder. Evelyn was a former actress and a loving homemaker, mother and grandmother to her family. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Burlington, N.J., where she resided most of her life. Years ago she was affiliated with the Pennsville Baptist Church. She was also a graduate of Pitcairn High School. Evelyn is survived by her loving family, a son, James Montgomery and his wife, Darlene, of Bethesda, Md.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Araminta Stewart of Trafford; and a brother, Charles Elder and his wife, Margaret, of Murrysville. In addition to her parents, Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, C. Marvin Montgomery, on Oct. 18, 1973; and several brothers and sisters. Family and friends will be received at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, (724) 887-5300, Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday at 12:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jeffrey A. Welsh officiating. Graveside committal services and interment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery, next to her late husband.

SHERRY B. (HERNLEY) MURRAY 

Sherry B. (Hernley) Murray, 51, of Scottdale, passed away Tuesday evening, Feb. 15, 2000, in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. Sherry was born in Connellsville, June 3, 1948, a daughter of the late Milton H. and Vivian Lambing Hernley, who passed away Dec. 25, 1999 and Feb. 9, 1981, respectively. Sherry was a former resident of Tampa, Fla., and a loving homemaker, mother, grandmother, and sister to her family. She graduated with the Southmoreland High School Class of 1966 and was affiliated with the Everson Evangelical Church. Sherry is survived by her loving family; her two daughters, Heather Coleman and husband, Kirby, of Pensacola, Fla., and Jessica Murray of Scottdale; her two grandsons, Jerel and Jalen; her two brothers, Larry Hernley and wife, Sharon, and Jock Hernley and wife, Joni, all of Scottdale; her niece and nephews, Randy Hernley, Krissy Hernley, Jeff Hernley and wife, Anita, Nick, Jesse, and Marc Hernley; her aunts, Phyllis Sherbondy and husband, William, of Mt. Pleasant, Twyla Hatcher and husband, Vince, of Mecklinburg, Pa., Larue Johnson of Scottdale, and Anna Mary Ross and husband, Pat, of Scottdale; her uncle, Edward Lambing and wife, Betty, of Alverton; her stepmother, Shelby Jean Hernley of Palm Bay, Fla.; and her close friend, Kathy Zaffina of Scottdale. Receiving of family and friends will be held Monday, Feb. 21, from 11 a.m. to noon in the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, (724) 887-5300. A personalized memorial service will be held Monday at noon in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Audrey Bell facilitating. Chapel committal services and inurnment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Bullskin Township. Family suggests memorials to: Regional YMCA, 106 Spring St., Scottdale, PA 15683, in memory of Sherry Hernley Murray. 

BETTY JANE POOLE 

Betty Jane Poole, 74, of Ruffsdale RD2, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, at Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. She was born May 4, 1925, in Ruffsdale, a daughter of the late Earl Hall and Laura S. Weitzel Poole. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, James R. Poole, John N. Poole, and Earl E. Poole. Survived by two brothers, Donald A. Poole and wife, Nancy, of Greensburg RD11 and David H. Poole of Ruffsdale; a sister, Mrs. Carl (Dorothy) Kentigh of Ruffsdale; a foster brother, Kelvin Nelson and wife, Kisa, of Scottdale; a sister-in-law, Sally W. Poole of Mt. Pleasant; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was a member of Christ Reformed Church of Ruffsdale and a graduate of East Huntingdon High School Class of 1943. Friends will be received at the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. S. Dennis Kletzing officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Tarrs. 

MILTON SHUFELT 

Milton Shufelt, 95, of Latrobe, formerly of Ligonier, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, at Barnes House in Latrobe. He was born April 18, 1904, in Cranberry, N.Y., the son of the late Jefferson D. and Myrtle Gifford Shufelt. Prior to his retirement, he worked for the Carpenters Union for many years. He was a member of the Heritage United Methodist Church, Ligonier, a member of the YMCA, the Golden Age Club and several other local organizations in Ligonier. He will be remembered in Ligonier and at the Barnes House as ``The Candy Man.'' He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Tina) Thoborn of Ligonier RR4, Erma May Parker and Dorothy Reese Parker, both of Virginia; two sons, Arvine (and his wife, Helen) Shufelt of Albion, Pa., and Oscar E. (and his wife, Glenna) Parker Jr. of Virginia; a sister, Grace (Shufelt) Dibble of Lewes, Del.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren. The burial will be private and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial gifts may be made in his memory to the Heritage United Methodist Church, Ligonier. Arrangements by J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL HOME INC., Ligonier. 

STEVE L. SICKLE 

Steve L. Sickle, 98, of Perryopolis, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, at 11:10 a.m., in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born Dec. 19, 1901, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Michael and Julianna Sekel. Steve was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church of Perryopolis. He was a retired meat cutter for the company stores. He is survived by five sons, John Sickle and wife, Betty, Bernard Sickle, Steve Sickle and wife, Mary, Thomas Sickle and wife, Sara Jean, and Robert Sickle, all of Perryopolis; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a brother and a sister, Mike Sekel and wife, Evelyn, of Perryopolis and Mrs. Regina Sabol of Pittsburgh. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Sickle, in 1989. Friends will be received in the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME INC., 106 E. Independence St., Perryopolis, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where a prayer service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Perryopolis, with the Rev. Father John T. Euker as celebrant. Interment St. John's Cemetery, Perryopolis. A wake service will be held Friday evening at 8 in the funeral home. 

MARY K. SMELTZER 

Mary K. Smeltzer, 82, of Monroeville, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, in the Huntingdon Ridge West in North Huntingdon. She was born March 11, 1917, in Patton Township, a daughter of the late Charles W. and Laura Belle Cashdollar Kunkle. She was a member of the Level Green Presbyterian Church. She was a volunteer with the Level Green Fire Hall, a member of the Trafford American Legion Post #331 Auxiliary, Meals-on-Wheels of Pitcairn, served on the board of elections in Monroeville for 50 years, and was a member of the former VFW Auxiliary in Trafford. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George B. Smeltzer Sr.; and two sisters, Helen Palmer and Agnes Laura Kunkle. She is survived by a son, George B. Smeltzer Jr. and his wife, Anne Marie, of Manor; and two brothers, Howard Kunkle of Level Green and Charles Kunkle of Monroeville. Also, a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME, 429 Duquesne Ave., Trafford, Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Additional visitation will be held Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Level Green Presbyterian Church when services will be held with the Rev. Dr. R. Dennis Macaleer officiating. Interment will follow in the Restland Memorial Park, Monroeville. 

LORETTA T. SMITH

Loretta T. Smith, 76, formerly of Penn, Pa., died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, in the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Sept. 9, 1923, in Penn, a daughter of the late Joseph M. and Mary Cariss Tray. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a bookkeeper by the Excel Glass Co. of Jeannette. She was a member of the Penn Evangelical Lutheran Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William K. Smith; and two brothers, Joseph L. Tray and Francis Tray. Survived by a son, William J. Smith and wife, Toni, of Penn; a daughter, Janette Litrun and husband, James, of Champaign, Ill.; and a sister, Mrs. Lenore Hizer and husband, Robert, of Columbia, Mo. Also surviving are three grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with her pastor, the Rev. Robert J. Marks, officiating. Interment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. Family suggests memorial donations in care of Penn Evangelical Lutheran Church, Penn, PA 15675.

WAYLAND R. SMITH

Wayland R. Smith, 63, of Uniontown, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born in Sterling, Colo., Dec. 11, 1936, a son of the late Eldon E. and Edith Spencer Smith. He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Barbara H. ``Sue'' Hartshorne Smith; two sons, Douglas Smith and his wife, Bethany, of Laurel, Md., and Greg Smith and his wife, Dana, of Shelton, Wash.; a daughter, Kristy Smith of Uniontown; five grandchildren, Jessica, Rebecca, Amanda, Zachery, and Melissa; and a sister, Marjorie Ruth Smith and her husband, Warren Smith, of Dillon, Mont. Mr. Smith had worked for 27 years for the Fayette County Redevelopment Authority, retiring in 1998 as its executive director. He was a member of the National Association of Redevelopment Officials, where he served as past chapter president and past vice president for professional development. He was actively involved in the restoration of many Fayette County landmarks, his latest project being the restoration of the Searights Tollhouse, and was an avid supporter of the State Theater of the Arts. The family will receive friends in the DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, Uniontown, Thursday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., at which time a service of remembrance will be held in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Uniontown Public Library, 24 Jefferson St., Uniontown, or the American Lung Association, 241 Fourth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

JOHN T. SOLOMON 

John T. Solomon, 75, of Hoffman Heights, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at home. He was born March 22, 1924, in Mammoth, a son of the late Charles and Anne (Lawrence) Solomon. He was a retired coal miner having worked for Consolidated Coal Co. at Harmarville. John was a member of the St. John Baptist de la Salle Church of Delmont; a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II; and a member of the VFW and the Hilltop Golf League. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Marguerite (Kaufman); two brothers, William and Joseph Solomon; and a sister, Mary Szymanski. John is survived by his wife, Flora Mae ``Philly'' (Testa) Solomon; two sons, John Solomon and wife, Nikki, of Athens, Ga., and Tom Solomon and wife, Nancy, of Hannastown; three daughters, Cheryl Barb and husband, Michael, and Amy Shields, both of Merrimack, N.H., and Leslee Solomon of Springfield, Mo.; two stepsons, Eugene ``Dusty'' Krinock and wife, Elaine, of Greensburg and James Krinock at home; a brother, Francis Solomon and wife, Pat, of Gibsonia; a sister, Margaret Lukac of Cheswick; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. The family will be receiving family and friends at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC. AT TWIN VALLEY, 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, (724) 468-1177, beginning Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. John's Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. John Baptist de la Salle Church, Delmont, with the Rev. Father William McGuirk as celebrant. THE FAMILY REQUESTS EVERYONE MEET THEM AT THE CHURCH. Private interment in Twin Valley Memorial Park. Kevin P. Altman, supervisor, in charge of arrangements. 

FRANCES J. STEFANOV 

Frances J. Stefanov, 84, of Latrobe, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, in Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born May 19, 1915, in Whitney, a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Hurite Barlock. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Youngstown, Pa., and its Rosary Society and the Latrobe Senior Citizens. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Stephen and Joseph Barlock; and two sisters, Helen Johnstone and Mary Byerly. She is survived by her husband, Stephen J. Stefanov Sr.; a son, Stephen J. Stefanov and his wife, Pauline, of New Alexandria RD1; a sister, Cecelia Patak of Chester, Va.; three grandchildren, Kimberly Stefanov, Mary Hall and her husband, John, and Steven Stefanov and his wife, Angela; three great-grandchildren, Danielle, Christiana and Stephen; two stepgreat-grandchildren, J.R. Hall and Shane Starcher; and her two favorite pets, Scruffy and Lady. Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe . A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. Ralph Tajak, O.S.B., as celebrant. Interment in St. Vincent Cemetery, Unity Township. 

CHARLES W. STOUGH 

Charles W. Stough, 87, of Jeannette, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, in the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. Born April 6, 1912, in Hempfield Township, he was a son of the late Harry and Alice Errett Stough. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as an inspector by the Elliott Co. of Jeannette. He was a member of the Brush Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church. Charles was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. He also was a member of American Legion Post 472 of Manor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by twin daughters, Patricia and Marcia Stough; three brothers, Lee, Earl and Clyde Stough. Surviving are his wife, Mary Louise Evans Stough; and two daughters, Barbara Wilson and husband, Robert, of Glenshaw and Linda Wray and husband, Donald, of North Hills, Pittsburgh. Also surviving are two granddaughters, Laura and Brittany Wray; a sister, Esta Stubbs of Herminie; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Brush Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Rev. William Houser officiating. PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH. Private interment in the Brush Creek Cemetery. Family suggests memorial contributions be made to Brush Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church, K Fund, 177 Brush Creek Road, Irwin, PA 15642. 

AUGUST A. TRESKOVICH

August A. Treskovich, 77, of Hostetter, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, in St. Francis Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born in Hostetter, Aug. 28, 1922, he was a son of the late Frank and Julia Bihun Treskovich. He was a member of St. Vincent Basilica, Latrobe. He was retired from Teledyne-Vasco Co. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Markosky Treskovich; three brothers, John, Casmir and Joseph Treskovich; and a sister, Vanda Koshar. He is survived by a son, Stan Treskovich and his wife, Jo An, of Latrobe; two daughters, Marian Shinsky and her husband, James, of Greensburg and Arlene Treskovich at home; two brothers, Adam Treskovich of Hostetter and Victor Treskovich of Latrobe; a sister, Pauline Hovanec of Hostetter; five grandchildren, Jacob, Sara, Susan, Sandy and Luke; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at noon in St. Vincent Basilica. Interment in St. Vincent Cemetery, Unity Township.

MILDRED VOICH 

Mildred Voich, 88, of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, in the Briarcliff Pavilion, North Huntingdon. She was born July 6, 1911, in North Huntingdon, a daughter of the late Eli and Mary Bullick Voich. Prior to her retirement in 1974, she was employed as a supervisor for Pittsburgh Reflector of Irwin. She was a member of the Holy Ascension Serbian Orthodox Church of Youngwood. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Eli Jr., Fred, Peter, Joseph, George, and Nick; and a sister, Katherine Michlik. Surviving are two brothers, Robert and John Voich, both of North Huntingdon; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., Fifth and Oak streets, Irwin, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home chapel and Pomen services will be held Friday at 8:30 p.m. with Father Adam Yonitch officiating all services. Interment will follow in the Irwin Union Cemetery, North Huntingdon.


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