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Helen E. Beck
Penn Township
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
Irwin
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 Berkstresser
Level Green
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 Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Angeline (Orsini) Donley
Pittsburgh
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
New York,
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
Harrisburg,
Mt. Pleasant
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
Durham, N.C.,
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
Kennedy
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.
Stahlstown
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
Pittsburgh
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
Herminie
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 of choice.

Bertha M. Johns
Ligonier
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
Irwin
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 of arrangements.

Helen Krah
Gibsonia
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
Emsworth
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
Scottdale
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
Glenshaw
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 15222-1744.

Mabel S. McDivitt
Southwest Greensburg
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
McKees Rocks
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
Ben Avon
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
Greensburg
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
Pittsburgh
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.
Greensburg
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.

Howard Ostrander
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 officiating.

Betty King Poole
Latrobe
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
Mt. Lebanon
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
Penn Hills
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, PA 15147.

Alice Sommers
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
Ross
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
Bradenton, Fla.
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.

Anna Yarup
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
Latrobe
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, Unity Township.


 

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