|Helen E. Beck
Helen E. ``Honey'' Beck, 86, of Penn Township, died Wednesday, March
7, 2001, in Huntingdon Ridge Mature Living, North Huntingdon. She was born
May 18, 1914, in Penn Township, a daughter of the late Edward N. and Hazel
Ella Bush Good. She was a member of the United Evangelical Lutheran Church,
Manor. She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter
69, of Jeannette and the Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Lodge
18. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,
Ralph Beck, in 1996; and a sister, Mary Louise Good Lauffer. She is survived
by a brother, Robert E. Good of Greensburg; two nieces, Darlene Davis and
husband, Glenn, of Manor and Kay Olson and husband, Jim, of St. Charles,
Ill.; a grandniece, Tracy Davis; and grandnephews, Lance Davis and Kirk
Stewart. Friends will be received at the JAMES E. LINDSAY FUNERAL HOME
INC., Main Street, Harrison City, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral
services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with the
Rev. Norm Nething officiating. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery,
Penn Township. The Order of the Eastern Star will hold services Friday
at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.
James A. Beiter
James A. Beiter, 65, of Irwin died Thursday, March 8, 2001, in Monsour
Medical Center, Jeannette. He was born May 29, 1935, in Paintertown, a
son of the late Frank and Gertrude Long Beiter. He was the owner of James
A. Beiter Construction and a retired employee of American Bridge as a member
of Iron Workers Union Local #3. He was a member of Paintertown Evangelical
Lutheran Church, Shidle Lodge 601 Free and Accepted Masons, Irwin, and
a social member of the Paintertown and North Irwin volunteer fire departments.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Josephine
Yurisinec; and three brothers, Eugene, John and Marion Beiter. He is survived
by his wife, Bessie Raling Beiter; two daughters, Cynthia Lewis of Paintertown
and Susan Kelly and her husband, William, of South Fayette; two grandchildren,
Dawn Yaklich and James Lewis; two great-grandchildren, Taylor Yaklich and
Tristin Lewis; three brothers, William Beiter of Paintertown, Richard Beiter
of Adamsburg and Robert Beiter of North Huntingdon; three sisters, Almeda
Brentzel of North Huntingdon, Marie Smetak of Herminie and Katherine McSwiney
of Paintertown; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the
WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, Saturday from 7 to 9
p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held
Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Dorothy J. Worth officiating.
Interment will follow in Irwin Union Cemetery, North Huntingdon.
Ruth D. Boyles
Longwood at Oakmont,
Formerly of Fox Chapel
Ruth D. Boyles, 93, died Thursday, March 8, 2001. Wife of the late
Richard H. Boyles; mother of Ann B. Watson and her husband James G. Watson
of Tulsa, Okla., and Dorothy B. Beckwith and her husband G. Nicholas Beckwith,
III, of Fox Chapel; grandmother of William G. Watson, III of Tulsa, Okla.,
Richard B. Watson of Austin, Texas, G. Nicholas Beckwith IV, of Philadelphia,
Pa. and Curt G. Beckwith of Providence, R.I.; also survived by four great-grandchildren.
Friends may call Sunday from 5 to 7 to p.m. in the parlor of Fox Chapel
Episcopal Church, 630 Squaw Run Road East, where a memorial service will
be held Monday at 11 a.m. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the Ruth D. Boyles Endowment for Environmental
Education of the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, Beechwood Farms,
614 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238, or a charity of choice. Arrangements
by H. SAMSON INC.
Lois Carson Berkstresser, 78, of Level Green, died Wednesday, March
7, 2001, in St. Joseph Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. She was born Jan. 23, 1923,
in Bellwood, Pa., a daughter of William and Alice Dell Carson. She was
a member of Level Green Presbyterian Church and the Eunice Circle. Prior
to retirement, she was an employee of Amalgamated Food Employee & Welfare
& Trust Fund. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert
F. Berkstresser. Surviving are three children, Gordon Berkstresser of Wexford,
Joyce Coombs of Atlanta, Ga., and Glenn Berkstresser of Apollo; also eight
grandchildren. Friends will be received at the DAVID A. RITTER FUNERAL
HOME, 220 Edgewood Ave., Trafford, Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. and
Saturday from 11 a.m. till services begin. Funeral service will be held
in Level Green Presbyterian Church at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Dennis Macaleer
officiating. Interment will follow in Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park. Family
suggests memorial donations to American Cancer Society of Pittsburgh, and
Angeline (Orsini) Donley
Angeline (Orsini) Donley, 84, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001. Beloved
wife of Russell; loving mother of James R. Donley and his wife Janis of
Dallastown, Pa.; cherished grandmother of Allison and Cara; sister of the
late Amelia Magnani and Val Orsini; aunt of six; great-aunt of six; sister-in-law
of Claire Donley. Angeline was a member of the Christian Mothers of Our
Lady of Loreto Church. Funeral arrangements by BEINHAUERS, (412) 531-4000.
Friends welcome at 2630 West Liberty Ave., Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. Mass
of Christian Burial Saturday at 11 a.m. in Our Laday of Loreto Church.
Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Family suggests memorial donations be made
to Our Lady of Loreto Church, 1905 Pioneer Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15226,
or a charity of choice.
Frances M. Downing
Formerly of Pittsburgh
Frances M. Downing, 84, died in New York on Tuesday, March 6, 2001.
Beloved wife of the late Howard A.; mother of Sandra A. Brown Hardick and
her husband Sonny; grandmother of William H. T. Brown and his wife Stacey;
great-grandmother of Kevin and Paige Brown; aunt of Nancy Wissner and Frank
Walkauskas; wonderful neighbor and dear friend of Gert Makepeace. Friends
received 10 a.m. to the time of service at noon Friday at the THOMAS P.
KUNSAK FUNERAL HOME INC., 3552 California Ave. at Davis Avenue, Brighton
Heights. Interment in Highwood Cemetery.
Dorothy Kate Dumbauld
Dorothy Kate Dumbauld, 86, of Harrisburg, formerly of Mt. Pleasant,
died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, in the Carolyn Croxton Slane Hospice Residence,
Harrisburg. Friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406
E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, Friday from noon until 1 p.m., the hour
of funeral services with the Rev. Charles Neiderhiser officiating. Interment
will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions
may be made to the Scholarship Fund of the Calvary United Methodist Church,
4700 Locust Lane, Harrisburg, PA 17109, or to the Hospice of Central Pennsylvania,
98 S. Enola Drive, P.O. Box 266, Enola, PA 17025-266.
Ruth Ann Eicher
Formerly of Kingview
Ruth Ann Eicher, 82, formerly of Kingview, passed away Thursday afternoon,
March 8, 2001, in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. Ruth Ann was born at Kingview
in Upper Tyrone Township, Fayette County, Sept. 4, 1918, the daughter of
the late Charles F. and Carrie Shelkey Eicher. Ruth Ann was a lifetime
member of the Everson Evangelical Church of North America, where years
ago she was active in the Friendship Circle, Ladies Aid Society and the
Missionary Society. She enjoyed the handiwork of embroidery, crafting tea
towels, and pillowcases. Ruth Ann is survived by several loving cousins.
In addition to her parents, an infant brother preceded her in death. Ruth
Ann's family and friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale,
(724) 887-5300. Funeral services will be held Saturday
at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Robert Patton officiating
and the Rev. Neil Stevens assisting. Graveside committal services and interment
will follow in Scottdale Cemetery. Love Lasts Forever!
Matthew Corey Fugh
Formerly of Mars
Matthew Corey Fugh, 21, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, in Durham Regional
Hospital, Durham, N.C. He was born July 2, 1979, in McCandless Township,
dear son of Kathryn George Stright of Lebanon, Pa. and J. Elwood `Woody'
Fugh, Jr. of Cranberry Township. Brother of Jef Fugh of West Mifflin; grandson
of Ruth (Staley) Fugh of Gibsonia and the late J. Elwood Fugh, Sr. and
the late Norman L. and Ruth L. George; also survived by several aunts,
uncles and cousins. Matt was a 1997 graduate of Mars High School, where
he was the captain of the Mars hockey team. He was also captain of the
Armstrong hockey team, and played for Penquins Amatuer Hockey. Matt graduated
from ITT Tech in May 2000 and was employed as a manager technician for
Kern International in Durham. Friends received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7
to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at noon at
SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME, LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown. In addition,
a memorial service will be offered in his memory Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at
Mars United Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Robert B. McCrumb II will officiate.
Interment in West Union Cemetery, Pine Township. The family suggests donations
be made to Animal Friends, 2643 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
Dorothy A. Gasior
Dorothy A. ``Dot'' Gasior, 69, died suddenly on Sunday, March 4, 2001.
Beloved wife of E. Robert ``Bob''; daughter of Barbara and the late George
Giacomino; mother of Wayne R., Janice Meinert and Jeff; grandmother of
Melissa and Megan Meinert, Jason, Jenny, Josh, Samantha and Logan Gasior;
sister of Carmela Prince and Georgiann Fabian. Also survived by 12 nieces
and nephews, 15 great-nieces and -nephews and six great-great-nieces and
-nephews. Family and friends received in the VALERIAN F. SZAL FUNERAL HOME
INC., 238 Helen St., McKees Rocks (``Bottoms''), Thursday and Friday 2
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral will begin Saturday in the funeral home at
10 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in Holy Trinity
Polish National Catholic Church, McKees Rocks. Family suggests donations
be made to the: Scleroderma Foundation, Attn: Dr. Medsger, 3500 Terrace
Street, Room S721BST, Pittsburgh, PA 15261.
Joseph J. Hardy Jr.
Joseph J. Hardy Jr., 64, of Stahlstown RD1, died Thursday, March 8,
2001, at Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born Oct. 7, 1936, in Bovard,
a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Slagel) Hardy. Prior to retirement,
he worked as a truck driver, and had served with the U.S. Coast Guard.
He was a member of the Possum Hollow Rod & Gun Club. In addition to
his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Anna McClellan and
Margaret Petro. He is survived by four children, Mary Renee, Patty, David
and Eric; three sisters, Mrs. Andrew (Mary) Kubiczki of Pittsburgh, Helen
Heck of Baltimore, Md., and Pauline Wigfield of Greensburg; a brother,
Eugene A. Hardy of Armbrust; a special friend with whom he lived, Mary
Ament, and her children, Matt Ament, Brenda Lenhart, and Tammy Soforic
and her daughter, Andrea; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and
great-nephews. Friends will be received at the GAUT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME
INC., Pleasant Unity, Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., where funeral
services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Xavier Elambassery
officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Unity Township.
Ruth Lieberman Hohenstein
Ruth Lieberman Hohenstein, age 97, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001. Mrs.
Hohenstein was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Stanley Hohenstein;
her parents, Sarah and Joseph Lieberman; and sisters, Rose Solomon and
Edith Glick. She is survived by devoted children, daughter, Joan H. (Robert)
Bergman, of Tucson, Ariz., son, Daniel I., of New Bern, N.C., daughter,
Susan H. (Bernard) Kanter, of Columbus, Ohio. Mrs. Hohenstein is also survived
by 8 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Mrs.
Hohenstein was a member of Rodef Shalom Temple and Sisterhood, a life member
of Riverview Center for Jewish Seniors, Ladies Auxiliary, Women's Auxiliary
of Pittsburgh Blind Association, National Council of Jewish Women, Ladies
Hospital Aid Society, and Hadassah. Services at RALPH SCHUGAR INC., FUNERAL
CHAPEL, 5509 Centre Ave., Shadyside, Sunday at 1 p.m. Visitation one hour
prior (12 to 1 p.m.) Interment in West View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation.
Contributions may be made to Pittsburgh Vision Services, 300 South Craig
St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
Marie Hribar, 80, of Herminie, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, in the
Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Sept. 2, 1920,
in Wyano, a daughter of the late John and Nancy (Pikus) Consovitch. Mrs.
Hribar was a homemaker and also a member of the Herminie VFW Post 8427
Ladies Auxiliary. In addition to her parents, Marie was preceded in death
by a brother, Charles Consovitch; and a sister, Anna Gelet. Mrs. Hribar
(Marie) is survived by her husband of 57 years, Frank Hribar; also a daughter,
Gloria Jean Cantelupe and her husband, William, of Hilton Head, S.C.; two
granddaughters, Kristen Cantelupe of Bluffton, S.C., and Lisa Caldwell
and her husband, Todd, of Pasco, Wash.; a sister, Stella Ekas of Brackenridge;
and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH
W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Herminie, Friday from 10 until 11 a.m., the
time of service with the Rev. John Duvall officiating. Interment will follow
in the West Newton Cemetery. The Herminie VFW Post 8427 Ladies Auxiliary
will meet for services Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. In lieu
of flowers, the Hribar family asks that memorials be made to a charity
Bertha M. Johns
Bertha M. Johns, 70, beloved wife of 51 years of Robert E. Johns of
Ligonier RD2, was received into the arms of her heavenly Father on Tuesday,
March 6, 2001, while vacationing in Florida. She was born March 20, 1930,
in Somerset County, a daughter of the late Glenn and Ida Alman Ross. Bertha
worshipped her God at the Ligonier Alliance Church. In addition to her
husband, she is survived by a son, Randy E. Johns of Ligonier RD2; two
daughters, Mrs. Bernie (Susan) Sherry of Ligonier and Mrs. Carl (Roxanne)
Rose of Ligonier RD2; and five grandchildren, Michael and Rebecca Sherry,
and Jennie, Kevin and Kurt Rose. Also survived by a sister, Betty Cauffield
of Lake Placid, Fla., and two nephews. Friends and family were received
from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Friday at the J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL CHAPEL INC., 144 E. Main St., Ligonier.
Bertha's life will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Ligonier Alliance
Church with her pastor, the Rev. Larry C. McDonnell, officiating. Interment
will be in Fairmont Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in her
memory to the Ligonier Alliance Church.
John M. Kober
John M. Kober, 37, of Irwin, formerly of Doylestown, died Tuesday,
March 6, 2001, at home. He was born March 11, 1963, in Montgomery County,
the son of Dale G. Kober of Irwin and the late Dorothy E. Kranich Kober
Weber. In addition to his father, he is survived by a sister, Barbara E.
Kober Dreon of Reston, Va.; two nieces, Allison and Elizabeth Dreon; also
aunts, uncles and cousins. There will be no viewing. A memorial service
will be held at a later date. WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, Irwin, in charge
Helen Krah, 81, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001. Widow of John Krah; sister
of Julia Pavlik, Stella Trebon, Nellie Moeller and the late Joseph Sulnicki.
Friends may call Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
in the George A. Thoma Funeral Home Inc., 10418 Perry Highway, McCandless.
Funeral Mass Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Alphonsus Church.
Elizabeth T. (Sciranka) Kuziel
Elizabeth T. (Sciranka) Kuziel, 86, died Thursday, March 8, 2001. Beloved
wife of Frank Kuziel; mother of Constance and the late Karen Kuziel; sister
of the late Helen Baker, John, Michael and George Sciranka. She was a homemaker
and member of Pa. Slovak Ladies' Lodge #64. Friends received Saturday and
Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the THOMAS P. KUNSAK FUNERAL HOME
INC., 3552 California Ave. at Davis Avenue, Brighton Heights. Funeral Mass
Monday at 10 a.m. in Risen Lord Church. Interment in Christ Our Redeemer,
North Side Catholic Cemetery.
Henry Luczki, 77, of Scottdale RD1 (Thornwood), died Wednesday evening,
March 7, 2001, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born
June 1, 1923, in Everson, a son of the late Adam and Tillie Madarish Luczka.
Henry was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Everson.
He was a retired equipment operator for U.S. Steel, Irvin Works, with 42
years of service. Henry was a veteran of the armed forces, serving with
the U.S. Army during World War II, attaining the rank of private first
class. Henry leaves to cherish his memories, his loving and devoted children,
Adam Luczki and his wife, Jeri, of Scottdale RD1, Michael Luczki and his
wife, Jhanna, of Dawson, Stephen Luczki and his wife, Lynn, of Vanderbilt,
Bernadine Bricker and her husband, Richard, of Scottdale RD1 and Peter
Luczki and his wife, Rhonda, of Mt. Pleasant; 10 grandchildren, Jennifer
Luczki, Brian Luczki, Valerie Luczki, Stephanie Luczki, Alicia Bricker,
Richard Bricker, Chad Cramer, Megan Cramer, Christopher Luczki and Nikki
Luczki; two brothers, Joseph Luczka and his wife, Esther, of Greensburg
and Bernard Luczka and his wife, Jean, of Everson; and a sister, Allowine
Marinucci and her husband, Dominic, of Scottdale. In addition to his parents,
Henry was preceded in death by his wife, Esther Lorraine Chambers Luczki,
who died Dec. 11, 1985; a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Theresa Marie) Cramer,
who died March 29, 2000; two brothers, Edward J. Luczka, who died June
6, 1979, and Stephen Luczka, who died June 10, 1992; and two sisters, Elizabeth
Yezek, who died Sept. 19, 1978, and Pauline Pavelosky, who died Sept. 24,
1997. Henry's family will receive friends in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME
INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Friday from 1 to 9 p.m. and Saturday
from 9 to 10:30 a.m. A blessing service will be held Saturday at 10:30
a.m. in the funeral home, followed by his Funeral Mass to be celebrated
at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Everson. Interment will
follow in St. Joseph R.C. Parish Cemetery, Everson. A parish wake service
will be held Friday afternoon in the funeral home.
James A. McCort
James A. McCort, 74, of Glenshaw, died Thursday, March 8, 2001, in
Wexford House. He had worked in advertising production for Alcoa. He was
born in Pittsburgh, Feb. 19, 1927, son of Lester and Alma (Braun) McCort.
Survived by his wife, Virginia (Schaaf) McCort; sons, James R. McCort of
Shaler, Scott S. McCort of Mars, and a daughter, Kimberly M. Gavin of Mars;
two brothers, Robert B. McCort and Donald B. McCort, both of Pittsburgh;
and grandchildren, James T. McCort, Jennifer A. McCort, Megan E. Gavin
and Jeffrey M. Gavin; one great-grandchild. Mr. McCort was a member of
the McKinley Stuckrath Lodge, 318 F. & A.M. Friends received at SIMONS
FUNERAL HOME INC., 7720 Perry Highway, Ross, on Friday from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held in the chapel of the funeral home Saturday
at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Hiland Cemetery. Contributions may
be made to the American Cancer Society, 241 Fourth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA
Mabel S. McDivitt
Mabel S. McDivitt, 86, of Southwest Greensburg, died Thursday, March
8, 2001, in the Green Meadows, Latrobe. She was born June 30, 1914, in
Saltsburg, a daughter of the late Andrew Johnston and Mary Elizabeth Douds
Stine. Prior to retirement, she had been employed at Dr. Blatchley's office
in Greensburg. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Greensburg,
a member and past Noble Grand of the Rebecca Lodge of Saltsburg and a member
of the Ladies Golf League of the Apollo Elks. In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. She is survived
by two daughters, Linda McDivitt Turin and her husband, Thomas, and Kathie
McDivitt Piontka, all of Southwest Greensburg; six grandchildren, Chad
Piontka and his wife, Socqui, Attorney Todd Turin and his wife, Stephanie,
Eric Turin and his wife, Lynda, Dawn Turin Marino and her husband, Robert,
Cheri Turin Gail and her husband, Larry, and Kristin Turin Malie and her
husband, Bill; and five great-grandchildren, Alyssa Turin, R.J. Marino,
Kalin Marino, Trevor Turin and Emma Turin. Friends will be received at
the BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg,
Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the
funeral home Saturday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Martin R. Ankrum officiating.
Entombment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park Mausoleum. Memorial
contributions may be made to Green Meadows, 500 Brouwers Drive, Latrobe,
PA 15650, or In Home Health, Hospice Division, Foster Plaza #9, 750 Holiday
Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15220.
Elma (Double) McNavish
Elma (Double) McNavish, 70, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001. Mother of
Rod McNavish and his wife, Lea, of McKees Rocks; grandmother of Nina, Cassandra
and Sophia. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends received in the
Anthony J. Sanvito, Inc. Funeral Home, 1650 Broadway, Stowe (Family owned
and operated since 1936), Thursday 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral service in the funeral
home Friday at 11 a.m. Burial in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery.
Ellen Clayton Mitchell
Ellen Clayton Mitchell, 76, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001. Preceeded
in death by her beloved husband, Alcuin N. Mitchell and a brother, Robert
Clayton. Survived by her loving son, Alcuin R. Mitchell and his wife Dorothy
of Ben Avon; grandchildren, Brian and Katie Mitchell of Ben Avon; a sister,
Catherine Klepic of New Brighton. Mrs. Mitchell had been the proprietor
of Ellen's Book Exchange in Avalon and a member of the Avon Club. Friends
invited Thursday and Friday from 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the ORION C.
PINKERTON FUNERAL HOME INC., a Golden Rule Member Firm, 1014 California
Ave., Avalon, (North Boros.) A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday
at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, Emsworth, where Mrs. Mitchell had been
a longtime member. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Ross.
Gladys V. Murray
Gladys V. Murray, 90, of Greensburg, died Monday, March 5, 2001, in
the Williamsport Hospital. She was born April 8, 1910, in Ruffsdale, a
daughter of the late Ira and Maude Ruff Hutchinson. She was a member of
the River of Life Church, Greensburg. In addition to her parents, she was
preceded in death by her husband, Howard Murray, in 1973; by five sisters,
Hazel Dusenberry, Winifred Hepler, Capatola Manos, Ada Tomlinson and Dorothy
Rawson; a brother, Ira Hutchinson; and two great-grandchildren, Kendall
and Matthew Muir. She is survived by three daughters, Nancy Henning and
her husband, Bernard, of Walworth, N.Y., Geraldine Muir and her husband,
Lance, of Corning, N.Y., and Kathy Murray of Greensburg; five grandchildren,
Karen Horne, Michael and Steven Muir, Mark and Kathleen Henning; seven
great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received
at the BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg,
Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. only. A funeral service will be held in the funeral
home Saturday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Sheldon L. Moore officiating. Interment
will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township.
Judith C. Myers
Judith C. Myers, 58, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001 in the Vincentian
Home. Born in Pittsburgh on August 16, 1942, the daughter of Paul Dodson
and the late Eileen Lebo Dodson. Mrs. Myers was a registered nurse for
UPMC Passavant. Survived by her husband Edward K. Myers; two sons, Jeffrey
P. Myers of Cranberry and Derek E. Myers of Nashville, Tenn.; a daughter-in-law,
Wendy Myers; her father, Paul Dodson; a brother, Gerald P. Dodson of San
Francisco, Calif.; a sister, Deborah Woltz of McCandless; and grandchildren,
Jared E. and Austin T. Myers. Friends received in Simons Funeral Home,
Inc., 7720 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday 2
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial services will be in the Northmont United
Presbyterian Church, Saturday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. David Antonson
officiating. Contributions may be made to the Vincentian Home for Staff
Development Fund, Perrymont Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237, or Northmont United
Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 8169 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15237,
or Laughlin Childrens Center, 424 Frederick Avenue, Sewickley, PA 15143.
Walter J. Niton Sr.
Walter J. Niton Sr., 77, of Greensburg, died Thursday, March 8, 2001,
in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. Born Oct. 23, 1923, in Johnstown,
he was a son of the late John and Angelia Niton. He had retired from the
former A&P Tea Co. After retirement, he worked for the Hempfield Area
School District. He was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg,
a member of American Legion Post 981, South Greensburg, Four Points Hotel
Senior Golf League, AARP #3997 and McKenna Senior Center, and was past
president of the Fathers Club for Greensburg Central Catholic High School.
He was a World War II veteran, having served with the U.S. Army in the
European Theater. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death
by a sister, Mary Bucior; and a brother, Joseph Niton. He is survived by
his wife of 54 years, Phyllis M. Hoffman Niton; four children, Walter J.
Niton Jr. and wife, Sheryl, of Johnstown, Roberta A. ``Bobbie'' Winwood
and husband, Mark E., of Greensburg, Debra M. Fulgenzio and husband, Orlando,
of Greensburg and Philip J. Niton of Pittsburgh; five grandchildren, Melissa,
Christina, Jon, Daniel and Kristen; a great-grandson, Kyler; brothers and
sisters, Edward Niton of Michigan, Stanley Niton and wife, Louise, of Johnstown,
Steffie Strell and husband, Charles, and John Niton and wife, Peg, all
of Cleveland, Ohio, Julia Horvat and husband, Albert, of Johnstown and
Angie Makozy and husband, Frank, of Beaver Falls; and several nieces and
nephews. Relatives and friends will be received at the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE
FUNERAL HOME INC., 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, (724) 837-0020, www.pantalone.com,
Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held in the
funeral home Saturday at 8:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 9 a.m.
in the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg. Interment will follow in
the Greensburg Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may
be made to Clelian Heights School For Exceptional Children, RD9, Box 607,
Greensburg, PA 15601. Natale N. Pantalone, supervisor.
McKeesport,Formerly of North Huntingdon
Howard Ostrander, 68, of McKeesport, a former resident of North Huntingdon,
went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 7, 2001. He was born April
27, 1932, in Pawling, N.Y., a son of Kenneth Sr. and Georgia Booth of Sherman,
Conn. Mr. Ostrander grew up in Sherman, Conn. In addition to his parents,
he is survived by his beloved wife, Marie Long Ostrander; and four children.
He was preceded in death by two children. Also surviving are two brothers,
William Ostrander of Amsterdam, N.Y., and Kenneth Booth of Wingdale, N.Y.;
and a sister, Georgia Bouquillon of New Milford, Conn. Prior to his retirement,
he was employed by the Kimberly Clark Company. He was a self-employed carpenter,
mechanic, and handyman. Howard served his country in the U.S. Army Infantry.
A private memorial service will be held at the SHIRLEY-KUKICH FUNERAL HOME
INC., Clay Pike, Circleville, North Huntingdon, with Father Joe Burgan
Betty King Poole
Betty King Poole, 81, of Latrobe RD8, died Thursday, March 8, 2001,
at the Edgewood Nursing Center, Youngstown. She was born Jan. 25, 1920,
in Unity Township, a daughter of the late James and Lena Hogan King. Betty
was a beautician for over 60 years. She was a member of St. James Evangelical
Lutheran Church, Youngstown. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Walter C. Poole (Nov. 19, 2000); two brothers, infant Thomas and James
King; and a sister, Ruth Grover. She is survived by two sons, Walter C.
Poole Jr. and his wife, Janet, of Latrobe RD1 and Terry Poole of Latrobe
RD4; four grandchildren, Jeff, Kevin, Mark Poole and Heather Esher; six
great-grandchildren; a brother, George ``Bud'' King and his wife, Marie,
of Ligonier; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends
at the SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC. & CREMATORY, Route 982 South, Latrobe
(Youngstown), from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 1 p.m. Sunday.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the St. James Lutheran
Church, Youngstown, with the Rev. David von Schlichten officiating. Interment
in the Bethel Cemetery, Cook Township. Gordon O. Snyder, funeral director.
The Rev. Boris Rock
The Rev. Boris Rock, of Mt. Lebanon, on Wednesday, March 7, 2001. Beloved
husband of Henrietta. Father of Victor J. Rock of Florida, Elizabeth M.
Shields of Bethel Park and Grace Rock of Mt. Lebanon. Grandfather of Jason,
Melissa, Mike and David. Friends may call at the FRANK F. DeBOR FUNERAL
HOME INC., 1065 Brookline Blvd., Pittsburgh, Friday only 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m., where services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment will
follow in Chartiers Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Romanian
Missionary Society Orphans Fund, P.O. Box 527, Wheaton, IL 60189.
Helen `Jane' (Lehman) Shipp
Helen `Jane' (Lehman) Shipp, 82, died Thursday, March 8, 2001. Wife
of the late Kenley W. Shipp. Loving mother of Helen Jane and Earl Beck;
grand mother of Kendra; sister of Robert Edward, George Robert, and the
late William, Charles, Jack Shipp and Florence Cataldo. Longtime member
of Epiphany Lutheran Church. Past treasurer of the Lutheran Guild; past
president of AARP, Frankstown Road, East Chapter 2902. She was a veteran
of World War II, having served in the Marine Corp. Friends received Saturday
and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES, LTD., ROTH
CHAPEL, 7450 Saltsburg Road at Universal Road, Penn Hills, where services
will be Monday at 11 a.m. The Rev. David Matthews and the Rev. Charles
Aurand will officiate. Interment in Mount Hope Cemetery. Memorials may
be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 701 Allegheny River Blvd., Verona,
Alice Sommers, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001; dear wife of the late
Alfred Sommers. Beloved mother of Richard, Kimberly Kost, Marlene Colville
and the late Warren Sommers; also survived by three grandchildren; four
great-grandchildren. Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
at McDERMOTT FUNERAL HOME, INC., 334 Forest Grove Road, Kennedy Township,
(family owned and operated since 1886.) Mass of Christian Burial Saturday
at 10 a.m. in St. Marys Church, St. John of God Parish.
Clara A. Ulakovic
Clara A. Ulakovic, 82, died Monday, March 5, 2001, at Allegheny General
Hospital. She was born in Pittsburgh, Nov. 8, 1918, daughter of John and
Belbina Sulkowski Prisbylla. She was a homemaker and member of St. Teresa
of Avila Church in Ross. Survived by her husband, Rudolph E. Ulakovic;
a daughter, Pamela A. Staudt and her husband Frank of Cranberry; one brother,
THomas Prisbylla of South Hills; two grandchildren. Preceded in death by
a brother, Raymond Prisbylla and a sister, Helen Friend. Visitation Friday
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Highway,
Ross. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Teresa of Avila Church Saturday at
10 a.m. Burial will follow in Holy Savior Cemetery, Richland. Contributions
may be made to St. Francis Nursing Center North, Cranberry.
Ernest V. Wall
Ernest V. Wall, 89, of Bradenton, Fla., died Tuesday, March 6, 2001,
in Manatee Memorial Hospital, Bradenton. In 1985, Mr. Wall moved to Manatee
County, Fla., from North Huntingdon. He was born in McKeesport, Jan. 10,
1912. He was a member of the Circleville United Methodist Church in Irwin,
and had been employed by U.S. Steel as a roll turner. He was preceded in
death by his wife of 65 years, Leila Wall. Surviving are three daughters,
Virginia Allen of Longboat Key, Fla., Donna Teffera and Linda Davidson,
both of Greensburg; a son, Frank E. Wall of Irwin; a brother, John W. Wall
Jr. of Albany, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Memorial
contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 600 U.S. Blvd.
West, Suite 136, Bradenton, FL 34207.
Baltimore, Md. and Greensburg,
Formerly of Maxwell
Anna Yarup, 94, of Baltimore, Md., and Greensburg, formerly of Maxwell,
Pa., died Monday, March 5, 2001. She was born Dec. 31, 1906, in Daisytown.
She was a member of St. James Roman Catholic Church in LaBelle, St. Anne
Guild, Catholic Daughters of America and LaBelle Firemen's Auxiliary. She
was predeceased by her husband, Stephen R. Yarup; five sisters, Helen,
Mary, Madeline, Dorothy and Irene; and a brother, George. She is survived
by three children, Richard and wife, Josephine Yarup, of Baltimore, Md.,
Shirley and husband, Joseph Jioio, of Greensburg and Robert and wife, Josephine
Yarup, of Indiana, Pa.; 13 grandchildren, Darlene and husband Richard Tarr,
Cheryl and husband Arthur Hollin, Renee and husband Richard Schricker,
Lisa Jioio, Joseph and wife Sandy Jioio, Michele and husband David George,
Cassandra and husband Jeff Kwaczala, Anthony and wife Annette Jioio, Annette
and husband Shawn Moore, Danielle and husband Joseph Pasko, Robert and
wife Linda Yarup, Stephen Yarup, Sean and wife Rebecca Yarup; 26 great-grandchildren;
two sisters, Elizabeth and Ethel; and a brother, Rudy. Friends were received
in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park St., Brownsville, Thursday and will
be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. A prayer service will be
held in the funeral home Saturday at 10:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral
Mass at 11 a.m. in St. James R.C. Church, LaBelle, with the Rev. Father
James Petrovsky as celebrant. Interment LaFayette Memorial Park. Catholic
Daughters of America will recite the rosary Thursday at 3 p.m. Wake service
will be held Friday at 8:15 p.m.
Lois M. Zuzack
Lois M. Zuzack, 75, of Latrobe, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, in Latrobe
Area Hospital. Born Dec. 9, 1925, in Pleasant Unity, she was the daughter
of the late John T. Sr. and Rebecca Sutton Murray. She was a member of
Holy Family Church, Latrobe. She retired from Greater Latrobe School District
as a school nurse and school psychologist. She also became director of
pupil personnel. She was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, National Association
of School Psychology, Association of School Psychology of Pennsylvania
and AARP. A registered nurse, she was a former night supervisor at Latrobe
Area Hospital, and formerly taught at Latrobe Area Hospital School of Nursing.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, the
Rev. Father John T. Murray Jr., S.J. Survivors include her husband, Joseph
T. Zuzack; a son, John D. Wollam and his wife, Deborah, of Kansas City,
Mo.; a daughter, Patricia A. Mason and her husband, Timothy, of Southwest
Greensburg; two brothers, Harry F. Murray and his wife, Betty, of Allison
Park and Carl J. Murray and his wife, Joan, of Woodbridge, Va.; two grandchildren,
Paul D. Wollam and his wife, Katie, and Michelle Easterday and her husband,
Darian; and a great-grandson, Matthew D. Wollam. Friends were received
from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME
INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday
at 10:30 a.m. in Holy Family Church. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery,
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