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Carmichael
Paul J. Carmichael, 68, of North Huntingdon died July 23, 2002, in Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. 
Born Jan. 12, 1931, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Paul and Margaret (McLaughlin) Carmichael. 
He was a 1952 graduate of Turtle Creek High School and was a former boilermaker apprentice at Edgar Thomson Works. Mr. Carmichael worked at Prudential Insurance in White Oak and retired form Consolidated Natural Gas. 
He also worked at the William Snyder Funeral Home. 
He was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran and member of Masonic Lodge 765 F&AM of East McKeesport and 32nd Consistory Valley of Pittsburgh where he was a cantor. 
He also belonged to Tall Cedars of Lebanon, past president and member of Rescue 8 and former auxiliary policeman. Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Barbara (Geyer) Carmichael; daughters, Patty Kemerer of Trafford and Pam Dzialowski of Greensburg; son, Paul Carmichael of North Huntingdon; nine grandchildren; and two sisters, Dolores Connolly and Sandra Sellman. 
Friends were received at William Snyder Funeral Home. Interment was at Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park in North Huntingdon. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to Rescue 8 of North Huntingdon or American Heart Association. 

Curley
Leafy Jane Curley, 81, formerly of Irwin, died July 27, 2002, in St. Anne Home, Greensburg. 
Born March 9, 1921, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of Clyde and Leafy (Sauer) Cain. 
A graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Penn State University, she was a retired school teacher for Southmoreland School District. 
Mrs. Curley was a member of Christ Episcopal Church of Greensburg, past president of Newcomers and Women Club of Irwin, former board member of Norwin Public Library as well as active in civic organizations and Scouts. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Curley; a grandson, Brian Karsner; and sister, Pauline Graham. 
Surviving are daughters, Ann Milligan of Murrysville and Colleen Karsner of Raynham, Mass.; sons, Michael of Irwin, Philip of North Wilkesboro, N.C., and Dennis Curley; and 12 grandchildren. Friends were received at Joseph F. Ott Funeral Home. Interment was at Irwin Union Cemetery. 

Eshelman
Donald E. Eshelman, 60, of Irwin died July 26, 2002. 
Born Feb. 28, 1942, in Everett, he was the son of Harry and Grace (Morse) Eshelman. 
Mr. Eshelman retired with 32 years of service at Beckwith Machinery. 
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. 
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church where he was a deacon. 
He was a member of Shidle Lodge 601, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 66, Monroeville BPOE, Norwin Elks 2313 and American Legion Post 472 of Manor. 
Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Norma (Shippy) Eshelman; children, Donia Packe and Scott Eshelman, both of Arona; grandchildren, Troy and Jared Packe; a sister, Sandra Cunard; and two nieces. 
Friends were received at William Snyder Funeral Home in Irwin. 
A service was at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. Bruce Maxwell officiating. Interment was at Brush Creek Cemetery. 

German
Anthony G. German, 79, of Penn Township died July 26, 2002. 
Born Nov. 22, 1922, in New Salem, Pa., he was the son of John and Catherine (Stana) German. Mr. German was the former owner and operator of the Pussy Cat Lounge in Peters Township. 
He was a veteran of World War II having served with the Merchant Marine. He was a member of Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church. 
Surviving are his wife, Amy (Lewis) German and a son, James Miller of Columbus, Ohio: a daughter, Monique Wertz of Hopewell; four grandchildren; brothers, John, Michael and Joseph German; and a sister, Amelia Lemansky. 
Friends were received at William Snyder Funeral Home. Mass was at Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Marys Cemetery, Uniontown. 

Hambright
Jason Alvin Hambright, 17, of North Huntingdon died July 28, 2002. 
Born in Fort Sill, Okla., he was a senior at Norwin High School. He was the son of Roger Thornton Hambright and Deborah Louise (Boyd) Hambright of North Huntingdon. 
In addition to his parents, he is survived by sisters, Tywanna Hambright of Sumiton, Ala., Jamie Barrow of Griffin, Ga.; brothers, Bart Hambright and Eddie Hambright at home; grandparents, Edgar and Marlene (Koval) Boyd of White Oak; two nieces and a nephew; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. 
Friends were received at Drew J. Gilbert Funeral Home, Boston, Pa. 
A service will be at the funeral home today (Wednesday) at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Holy Name Cemetery in West Mifflin. 

Herrington
Helen T. (Hreha) Herrington, 77, of Monroeville died July 17, 2002. 
She was a homemaker and member of St. Bernadette Church. 
Surviving are her daughters, Debra Mikol of North Huntingdon, Karen Gallo of Monroeville and Theresa Wampler of Herminie; a granddaughter, Tina Wampler; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Friends were received at Gene Van Horn Funeral Home. Mass was at St. Bernadette. Interment was at Good Shepherd Cemetery. 

Sandor
Betty E.Sandor, 84, of North Huntingdon died July 30, 2002, at Westmoreland Hospital. 
Born Jan. 12, 1918, in North Huntingdon, she was the daughter of Elemers and Grace Mae (Shew) Barnes. 
Mrs. Sandor was a member of First Presbyterian Church, local card clubs, AARP Bowling League and served as past secretary of AARP 3221. 
She also volunteered for the former Norwin Phone Friend program. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Sandor; a brother, Billy Barnes. 
Surviving are her son, James Sandor of Irwin and his wife, Carol; daughters, Joan Manning of Huntsville, Ala, and her husband, Frank, and Amanda Sandor of North Huntingdon; sister, Marjorie McLachlan; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 
Friends will be received 7-9 p.m. today (Wednesday) and 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Shirley-Kukich Funeral Home. 
A service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Bruce Maxwell officiating. 
Interment will follow at Mars Hill Cemetery. 

Smitley
William C. Smitley Jr., 84, of North Versailles died July 23, 2002, in Allegheny General Hospital. 
Born April 22, 1918, in Swissvale, he was the son of William and Theresa (Huldine) Smitley Sr. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. Mr. Smitley was a member of First United Methodist Church of East McKeesport. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nettie Adline (Gutilus) Smitley Surviving are his son, William Smitley of Memphis, Tenn.; and a sister, Jean Parry. 
Friends were received at Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home. Interment was at Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park. 

Williams
Anna N. Williams, 103, of Irwin died July 27, 2002, in Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. 
Born in Trafford, she was the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Miskoski) Nabuda. 
She was a member of Church of the Immaculate Conception of Irwin and its Golden Echoes. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bert Williams; five brothers; and a sister. 
Surviving are sons, George of Ligonier and Gary Williams of Irwin; daughters, Darlene Hurtig of Cockeysville, Md., and Diane Humberger of Fredericksburg, Va.; six grandchildren; two great-grandsons; and a sister, Pauline Naperatz. 
Private arrangements were handled by Joseph F. Ott Funeral Home. Mass was at Church of the Immaculate Conception. Interment was at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery. 

Zera
Catherine T. Zera Medvec, 86, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Export, died July 15, 2002, in Baldock Health Care Centre, North Huntingdon. 
Born Sept. 8, 1915, in Export, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Catherine (Lewandowski) Rutkowski. 
Mrs. Zera was a member of Ladus Polish Auxiliary of Braddock. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph Zera; and five brothers. 
Surviving are her husband, Vincent Medvec; sons, Ronald Zera of Greensburg and his wife, Carol, and Gregory Zera and his wife, Anna May, of North Huntingdon; and two grandchildren, Deborah Romano and Christine Valentine. 
Friends were received at William Snyder Funeral Home in Irwin. 
Interment was at Braddock Catholic Cemetery.

Heyz
Corrine Dvorsky Heyz, 69, of North Huntingdon died Oct. 3, 2002. 
Born on May 12, 1933, in McKeesport, she was a daughter of Joseph and Bridget Pastor Dvorsky. 
Mrs. Heyz was a member of the Organist Guild of America, a former organist for Lutheran Church of Our Savior in North Huntingdon; and a substitute organist for numerous churches in Western Pennsylvania. 
She was a former employee of U.S. Steel Corp. in Duquesne, member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Irwin, where she was also a choir member, a co-founder of Celiac Sprue Support Group, Chapter 48, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star - Irwin Chapter 100. 
Surviving are her husband, Bert Heyz; sons, Russell Heyz of North Versailles and Brian Heyz of Oil City; a daughter, Donnell Heyz of North Huntingdon; two grandsons; and a brother, J. Donald Dvorsky. 
Friends were received at William Snyder Funeral Home. Service was held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Dr. Clifton Suehr officiating. Interment was at Irwin Union Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to UMB Foundation Center for Celiac Research, 22 S. Greene St., Box 140 Baltimore, Md. 21201. 

Kostik
John Kostik, 52, of McKeesport died Sept. 30, 2002. 
He was a son of Katherine (Margaros) Kostik and Michael "Mickey" Kostik. 
Mr. Kostik was a family therapist and a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and Presentation of Christ Greek Orthodox Church. 
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Kostik; and a sister, Areta Kostik. 
Surviving are his mother, Katherine (Margoros) Kostik of Florida; his wife, Jane (Andrejkanic) Kostik; and daughters, Jennifer Kostik of Lancaster and Carrie Kostik of North Huntingdon. 
Service and interment were private. Arrangements were made by Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to Auberle Home, Hartman Street, McKeesport, Pa. 15132 or the American Lung Association, 11676 Perry Highway, Suite 2104, Wexford, Pa. 15090. 

Lavelle
Louise Whitehead Lavelle, 83, of Irwin died Oct. 4, 2002, in Baldock Health Care Center. 
Born on Jan. 19, 1919, in Wendell, she was a daughter of the Samuel and Katie Brahs Whitehead. 
Mrs. Lavelle was a member of the Church of The Immaculate Conception in Irwin. 
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Lavelle; sisters, Ruth Borst and Henrietta Whitehead; and brothers, George Whitehead, Thomas Whitehead and Charles Brahs. 
Surviving are her daughters, Linda Maxin of Irwin and Ann Oldaker of Temperance, Mich.; sons, James Lavelle of Asheville, N.C., and Patrick Lavelle of North Irwin; six grandchildren; and a sister, Doris Watson of North Irwin. 
Friends were received at Joseph F. Ott Funeral Home. Service was held at the Church of The Immaculate Conception. 
Interment was in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in North Huntingdon. 

Ratica
Albert Ratica, 86, of North Huntingdon, died Oct. 5, 2002. 
Born on Feb. 29, 1916, in Braddock, he was a son of Michael and Anna Warsack Ratica. 
Mr. Ratica was a retired group leader employee of Westinghouse Electric of East Pittsburgh. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Schneider; and a brother, Elmer Ratica. 
Surviving are his wife, Helen Jeznach Ratica; daughters, Kathleen Cole of Royal Palm, Fla.; Janice Baranowski of Harlensburg and Jacqueline Hall of La Belle, Fla.; a son, Ronald Ratica of Taylors, S.C.; five grandchildren; and two brothers, Michael and Herman Ratica of Level Green. 
Friends were received at Joseph F. Ott Funeral Home Inc. Service was held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in North Huntingdon. 
Interment was in Immac-ulate Conception Cemetery, North Huntingdon. 

Shaffer
Marilyn Shaffer, 58, of North Versailles Township died Oct. 4, 2002, at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh. 
Born on Nov. 16, 1943, in Braddock, she was a daughter of Henrietta Bost Shaffer and Richard Shaffer. 
Ms. Shaffer was a retired employee of the Department of Navy in Washington, D.C., and a member of the Lions Club of Washington, D.C. 
Surviving are her mother, Henrietta Bost Shaffer of North Versailles Township; and brothers, Gary Shaffer of Arlington, Va., and Mark Shaffer of North Versailles Township. 
Friends were received at Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home. Service was held at St. John's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Richard Bonds Krug officiating. 
Interment was at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park in North Huntingdon.


 

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