|ALBERT A. BEALKO
Albert A. Bealko, 71, of Port Vue, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, at
West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born July 29, 1928, in Mt. Pleasant, a
son of the late William Coleman and Pearl Rozazinski Bealko. He is survived
by his former wife, Alice Faye Bealko; three daughters, Beverly (Dennis)
Petrovay of North Huntingdon, Veronica Walker of Ponce Inlet, Fla., and
Susan (Dennis) James of North Huntingdon; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren;
two sisters, Pearl Fetzko of Henderson, Texas, and Helen Bekowitz of North
Versailles; a brother, Edward Bealko of Indiantown, Fla.; and nieces and
nephews. He was the owner of the former Al Payton's Place Bar and Restaurant
and had been previously employed as a brakeman for Union Railroad and a
delivery man for Stratigos Catering of White Oak. He was a member of St.
Martin DePorres Parish, where he had served as an usher and volunteer for
church activities, including the Lenten fish dinners. He had served in
the U.S. Army and the Merchant Marines during World War II. Visitation
will be held at the WILLIG FUNERAL HOME, 220 Ninth Ave., McKeesport, Saturday
evening from 7 to 9 and Sunday from 12 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated Monday, Nov. 15, at 10 a.m. at St. Peter's Worship
Site, McKeesport, with the Very Rev. John Rushofsky officiating. Interment
will follow at New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.
SAMUEL J. BENISH
Samuel J. Benish, 92, of Irwin, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999. He was
born Jan. 7, 1907, in Biddle, Pa. (North Huntingdon Township), a son of
the late Sam and Catherine (Bright) Benish. He was an inspector for WABCO
(Westinghouse Air Brake), Wilmerding, retiring in 1970. He was a member
of Shafton V.F.D., Westmoreland County Firemen's Association, Manor American
Legion Post 472, and served in the U.S. Army, 11th Armored Division, during
World War II. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his
wife, Rose (Brivec) Benish, on Dec. 24, 1973; two brothers, Thomas and
Peter Benish; and a sister, Agnes Benish. Survived by a son, Charles M.
and wife, Shirley Benish, of Irwin; two grandchildren, Charles Mark Benish
of Herminie and Kelly Heffner of Baltimore, Md.; a brother, Mark Benish
of Irwin; and a sister, Katherine Plues of Irwin. Friends will be received
Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the VINCENT V. RODGERS FUNERAL HOME,
805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin. A blessing service will be held Monday, Nov.
15, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment Immaculate Conception
Domenic Bognano, 85, of Greensburg, died Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, in
Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Aug. 2, 1914, in
North East, Pa., a son of the late Calogero and Lucia Palascino Bognano.
He was a former employee of the Walworth Valve Co., was a member of the
Maplewood United Presbyterian Church, and was a veteran of World War II,
having served with the U.S. Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded
in death by a brother, Concetto Bognano. He is survived by two brothers,
Samuel of Jeannette and John of Greensburg; four sisters, Mrs. Arem (Josephine)
Foti, Mrs. Paul (Pauline) Fritz, and Mrs. Roland (Mildred ``Babe'') Pacienza,
all of Greensburg, and Mrs. Mary Caruso of North Ridgeville, Ohio; and
a number of nieces and nephews. There will be no public visitation. Private
funeral services will be held with the Rev. Stephen M. LaSor officiating.
Interment will be in Westmoreland Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. Memorial
donations may be made to the Maplewood United Presbyterian Church, 108
Woodland Road, Greensburg, PA 15601. Alvin P. Oskin Jr., funeral director,
in charge of arrangements for the COSHEY-NICHOLSON FUNERAL HOME INC., Greensburg.
SANDRA LYNN (REITZE) DAUBE
Sandra Lynn (Reitze) Daube, suddenly Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, in the
Dominican Republic. Beloved wife of the late Thomas Carle Daube. Dear daughter
of the late Harry W. and Ruth M. Reitze. Loving sister of Harry W. Reitze.
Cherished daughter-in-law of Carl and Jean Daube. Loving sister-in-law
of Jeanne and Doug Broglie, David and Sandra Daube, Karlyn and Bill Davis.
Wonderful aunt of Joshua, Michelle, Greg, Heather, Douglas, David, Kristin,
and Tommy. Great-aunt of Charlie, Jacqueline, and Joshua. Dear friend of
Bill and Betty Edwards. Sandy was loved by all. Funeral arrangements by
BEINHAUERS. Friends welcome at 2630 W. Liberty Ave., (412) 531-4000, Saturday
and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be held Monday
at 10 a.m. Interment Jefferson Memorial Park. Donations may be made to
the American Heart Association, 10 Duff Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15235.
HELEN CROUSE DELIKAT
Helen Crouse Delikat, 80, of Whitney, died Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, in
Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born Feb. 5, 1919, in Whitney, a daughter
of the late Alex and Anna Smolleck Crouse. She was a member of the Assumption
of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church, Latrobe. She was
a former resident of Irvington, N.J. She was retired from Standard Optical
Co. in Livingston, N.J. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in
death by her husband, Walter Delikat; and two brothers, Anthony and Joseph
Crouse. She is survived by three brothers, Steve Crouse of Whitney, with
whom she made her home for 17 years after her retirement, George Crouse
and his wife, Dorothy, of Mystic, Conn., and Andrew Crouse and his wife,
Leona, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; five sisters, Anna Rakaczky of Pleasant
Unity, Catherine Luffey of Cecil, Sophie Stanko of Pittsburgh, Margaret
Desport of Latrobe, and Betty Dominick and her husband, Eddie, of Jeannette;
and a number of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from
9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday in the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon
St., Latrobe. Parastas and Panachida services will be held at 10:30 a.m.
Monday in the funeral home, followed by Divine Liturgy at 11 a.m. in the
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church with the
Rev. Xavier Elambassery as celebrant. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery, Unity
MARY GRACE (RYAN) DUFFY
Mary Grace (Ryan) Duffy, 88, of Library, formerly of Shadyside, died
Friday, Nov. 12, 1999. Wife of the late Patrick Duffy. Beloved mother of
Patricia Wipper of Studio City, Calif., Kathleen Gasior of Library, and
Bernard Duffy of Erie; stepmother of Mildred, Rita, Patrick, Betty, Jane,
and the late Elva, Margaret, Emmett, and Dorothy. Also numerous grandchildren
and great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Visitation from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the DAVID J. HENNEY FUNERAL HOME,
6364 Library Road (Route 88), Library. Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Joan of Arc Church.
PAULINE JANE ESSWAY
Pauline Jane Essway, 57, of Jeannette, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999,
in the Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. She was born May 3, 1942,
in Ardara, a daughter of the late William and Dorothy Pedder Novak. She
was employed as a waitress at Pitzer's Restaurant in Jeannette. She is
survived by her husband, John W. Essway Sr.; two sons, John W. Essway Jr.
and his wife, Salina, of San Diego, Calif., and Jasen Essway of Jeannette;
two daughters, Lisa Essway of Greensburg and Paula Kubistek and her husband,
Steve, of New Alexandria; eight grandchildren, John Essway III, Jerrod
Essway, Sierra Essway, Jasen Essway Jr., Taylor Jane Deverse, Jeremy Kubistek,
Jessica Kubistek and Jenna Kubistek; five brothers, Bill Novak of Irwin,
Stanley Novak of Pitcairn, John Novak of Pittsburgh, Ernie Novak of Monroeville
and Al Novak of Trafford; and three sisters, Marti Gray of Latrobe, Dottie
Showalter of Gibsonia and Patti Novak of Jeannette. There will be no public
viewing or visitation. Services and interment will be private. MASON-GELDER
FUNERAL HOME INC., Jeannette, in charge of arrangements.
DELORES M. FETTER
Delores M. Fetter, 67, of Ruffsdale RD1, left her earthly home to be
with her heavenly father and eternal family, Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, at
Westmoreland Manor, Hempfield Township. She was born July 11, 1932, in
Youngwood, a daughter of the late Raymond N. and Hazel Smith Proctor. She
was preceded in death by her husband, C. Wayne Fetter, in 1993; two brothers,
Raymond A. Proctor, in 1990 and Terry L. Proctor, in 1999. She was a current
member of the Armbrust Wesleyan Church. Her belief in Jesus Christ gave
her the strength to survive many difficult times. She was also a member
of the Golden Rod Lodge #273 of Youngwood. She retired from Quality Building
Services as a cleaning supervisor at Super Valu in New Stanton. Delores
will be missed deeply by those who knew and loved her. She touched many
souls with her loving, gentle ways. She is survived by her very special
and beloved son, David P. Fetter of Delmont; a sister, Mrs. William H.
(Nancy) Lynch of Hunker; six nieces and nephews, Dale A. Proctor, R. Michael
Proctor, Tammy Lynch Brooks, Roy P. Proctor, Wendy Proctor Weightman and
Tracy Proctor; 15 great-nieces and great-nephews; and two great-great nephews.
Included in those who were dear to her heart is a very precious cousin,
who visited her faithfully during her last days, Joann Dixon of Youngwood.
Friends were received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the C. RICHARD
McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., 101 S. Fourth St., Youngwood, (724) 925-7233,
where services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with Pastors Glenn Rader
and Byron Eisaman officiating. Interment will be in Middletown Cemetery.
ESTELLE LOUELLA QUICK HUGHES
Estelle Louella Quick Hughes, 89, a resident of Loyalhanna Care Center,
formerly of Dogwood Acres, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999. She was born Dec.
26, 1909, in Freeport, a daughter of the late Robert and Florence Erb Quick.
A retired restaurant cook, she was a member of Derry VFW Post 444 Ladies
Auxiliary, and a former member of Jeannette L.O.O.M. In addition to her
parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George K. Hughes, in
1971; two grandsons, Larry Kinnan and Gene Hughes; two sisters, Irene Brown
and Leona Kilgore; and two brothers, Leroy and Woodrow Quick. Estelle is
survived by five sons, Ralph D. of Delmont, James A. of Pittsburgh, Thomas
K. of Hatfield, Lawrence H. of Sellersville and Robert G. of Lansdale;
five daughters, Louise Kinnan and Mary G. King, both of Derry, Mrs. William
(Florence) Keim of Jeannette, Mrs. Clyde (Viola) Cottom of Jeannette RD,
and Mrs. Joseph (Doris) Robb of Crabtree; 37 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren;
and a sister, Mrs. Adrienne Reithmiller of Jeannette RD. Family will receive
friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in
the MICHAEL J. QUINLISK FUNERAL HOME INC., 548 N. Chestnut St., Derry,
where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. F.
Neal Galley officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial
RUTH VIRGINIA HARRIS
Ruth Virginia Harris, 76, of Bradenton, Fla., died Wednesday, Nov.
10, 1999. She was born in Pittsburgh and moved to Florida from Greensburg
five years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Presbyterian
Church, Greensburg. She is survived by her husband, Donald F. Harris; a
daughter, Barbara Cole of Orleans, Mass.; two sons, Donald Harris of Elyria,
Ohio, and Kenneth Harris of Greensburg; a sister, Jane Susnak of Pittsburgh;
six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Memorial services will be held
Saturday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. at the West Winds Village Club House, Bradenton,
Fla. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of S.W. Florida, 5955 Rand
Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. WIEGAND BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Sarasota, in
charge of arrangements.
Thelma Jourdain, 72, born May 1, 1927, in West Newton, of Buena Vista,
died Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, in Jefferson Hospital, Jefferson Borough. She
was a daughter of the late Louis Glaser and Helen ``Nell'' Scot Glaser.
Wife of the late Earl ``Squirrel'' Jourdain. Survived by her children,
Carol Wills of McKeesport, Jan LeJeune of South Hills, Jim Jourdain of
Penn Hills, and Cheryl Smith of Buena Vista; seven grandchildren; four
great-grandchildren; a brother and a sister, Carl Glaser of Michigan and
Connie Sterner of Ruffsdale. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of
the Buena Vista Volunteer Fire Co. Friends will be received Monday from
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the RALPH L. JOHNSON FUNERAL HOME, Buena Vista.
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev.
August Thalman officiating. Interment West Newton Cemetery.
BETTY ANN KENNEDY
Betty Ann Kennedy, 77, of Mechanicsburg, formerly of Uniontown, passed
away Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, in Holy Spirit Hospital. She was born in Brownfield,
May 21, 1922, daughter of the late George W. and Beatrice Jolly Lehman.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul
J. Kennedy; and a brother, George ``Bud'' Lehman. A member of Central Christian
Church, graduate of Georges Township High School, a clerk in Fayette County
Courthouse, a member of B.P.W. New Salem, and Menallen Grange, New Salem.
She and her husband owned the Republic busline. She is survived by a daughter,
Mrs. Robert (Paula Jo) Grant of Mechanicsburg; two grandsons, Robert III
and Brian; and a brother, Thomas Lehman of Pittsburgh. Friends will be
received in the JAMES D. BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, 196 W. Main St., Uniontown,
Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 10 to 11 a.m., the hour
of services, with the Rev. Tommy Garrison officiating. Interment Oak Lawn
Cemetery, Uniontown. Memorials to the Alzheimer's Association, 1323 Forbes
Ave., Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-4725.
Alfred Laber, 93, a resident of North Huntingdon Township for many
years, and most recently a resident of St. Anne Home, Greensburg, died
Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, in St. Anne Home. He was born March 7, 1906, in
Irwin, a son of the late Joseph and Barbara Cipra Laber. Alfred was a member
of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Irwin for more than 45 years. Alfred
was employed as a draftsman for the Westinghouse Air Brake Co. of Wilmerding,
from which he retired in 1971. He worked there for 36 years. Outside this
employment, he enjoyed gardening and hunting throughout his life. In addition
to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Stehney Laber,
to whom he was married for 63 years. He is survived by his only son, the
Rev. J. Kenneth Laber, pastor of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church of
Erie, and his wife, Susan, of North East, Pa.; and his grandchildren, Heidi
M. Laber of Oakland, Calif., and Christian S. Laber and his wife, Ellen,
of Ventura, Calif. Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., Fifth and Oak streets, Irwin.
Funeral services will be held Monday at a time to be announced. Memorials
may be given to the memorial fund of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Main
and Fifth streets, Irwin, PA 15642.
JAMES G. LEIGHTY
James G. Leighty, 74, of Reston, Va., formerly of Scottdale, passed
away Thursday morning, Nov. 11, 1999, in Reston Columbia Hospital, Reston,
Va. Jim was born in East Huntingdon Township, Oct. 7, 1925, a son of the
late Frank and Mary Lint Leighty. He married the former Iva Mae Byers on
Sept. 12, 1948. Jim was a loving husband, father, and grandfather to his
family and was a retired pattern repairman with Duraloy Blaw-Knox Co. of
Scottdale, where he worked for 35 years, retiring in 1987. He was formerly
employed at U.S. Steel's Irvin Works Division. A veteran of World War II
and the Korean conflict, Jim served as a Shipfitter 2nd Class in the U.S.
Navy Seabees. He was awarded the American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific
Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and National Defense Service
Medal. He was a member of the Reston Bible Church in Virginia and a graduate
of East Huntingdon High School with the Class of 1943. Jim is survived
by his loving family, his wife of 51 years, Iva Mae Byers Leighty; three
children, Tom Leighty and his wife, Colleen, of West River, Md., Ernie
Leighty and his wife, Dawn, of Vienna, Va., and Bonnie Shaffer and her
husband, Ron, of Fairfax, Va.; seven grandchildren, Corinne, Jared, Justin,
Dane, Grant, Michael, and Jami; two sisters, Viola Leighty Brooks of Alexandria,
Va., and Janet Leighty Keim and husband, Richard, of Scottdale; and a brother,
Donald Leighty and wife, Erma Rose, of Scottdale. Family and friends will
be received at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale,
(724) 887-5300, Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday
at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Terry V. Murray
officiating. Graveside committal services and interment will follow in
RICHARD D. MOLT
Richard D. Molt, 71, of Level Green and Segal, Pa., died Thursday,
Nov. 11, 1999, in Segal. He was born Sept. 22, 1928, in North Braddock,
a son of the late Frederick W. and Erma Ashbaugh Molt. Prior to retirement,
he was a self-employed carpenter. He was a veteran of the Army during the
Korean conflict, he was a past member of Trafford American Legion Post
331 and VFW, both of Trafford, and the Level Green Volunteer Fire Department.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jacquelyn
Molt; and four brothers, John, Fred, Raymond Wilbur and Robert. He is survived
by two brothers, Walter L. of Level Green and David E. of Brookville; and
a sister Leona Hendickson of Texas. There will be no visitation and services
will be private. The JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME, Trafford, is in charge
WILLIAM J. MORAVETZ
William J. Moravetz, 80, of Penn Township, died Thursday, Nov. 11,
1999, in Jefferson, Ohio. He was born July 21, 1919, in Patton Township,
a son of the late John A. and Emma Daschkiewich Moravetz. Prior to his
retirement, he was employed as a machinist for Westinghouse in East Pittsburgh.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia
Drost Moravetz, in 1999; and a brother, Frank Moravetz. Survived by a son,
Jack Moravetz of Jefferson, Ohio; a daughter, Cheryl A. VanBuren of Woodstock,
Ga.; and three grandchildren, Sharon and Jessica Moravetz, and Bradley
VanBuren. Friends will be received at the JAMES E. LINDSAY FUNERAL HOME
INC., Main Street, Harrison City, 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.
Joseph W. Kiewra officiating. Interment will follow in Restland Memorial
DOLORES GRABIAK NITKIEWICZ
Dolores Grabiak Nitkiewicz, 67, of Southwest, died Thursday, Nov. 11,
1999, in Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born Feb. 13, 1932, in Mt. Pleasant
Township, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Nemeth Grabiak. She was
a member of Transfiguration Church and its Holy Rosary Society, the Kosciuszko
Ladies Auxiliary of Mt. Pleasant, and a member of the former Hecla Ladies
Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Julius ``Chinky'' Nitkiewicz;
the following children, Cheryl Yohman and her husband, Terry, of Southwest,
David Nitkiewicz and his wife, Lynn, of Mt. Pleasant RD1 (Weltytown), and
Linda Polakovsky and her husband, Chris, of Mt. Pleasant; four grandchildren,
Nicole and Amanda Yohman, and Rebecca and Nicholas Polakovsky; a brother,
William J. Grabiak and his wife, Kathryn, of Southwest; and nieces and
nephews. Friends will be received at the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, Norvelt,
Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be
celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in Transfiguration Church with the Rev. Robert
M. Washko as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Transfiguration Cemetery,
Mt. Pleasant. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer
Society, 241 Fourth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or the International Multiple
Melanoma Foundation. Transfiguration Holy Rosary Society will recite the
rosary Sunday at 3 p.m. in the funeral home, and immediately following
the Kosciuszko Ladies Auxiliary will hold a memorial service. Panachida
service will be held in the funeral home Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Sandra L.
Hoffer, funeral director.
MARY MARGARET PIVIK
Mary Margaret Pivik, 100, of Murrysville, on Friday, Nov. 12, 1999.
Wife of the late Joseph Pivik. Beloved mother of Mildred McGowan, Gloria
Vuletich, Orvin Pivik, Carol Hart, Mary Braun, Joseph Pivik, and the late
Elmer Pivik, Carolyn Pivik, Verna Flanders and Chalmer Pivik. Grandmother
of 16 and great-grandmother of 24. Friends received Saturday from 7 to
9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the MAURICE L. KNEE LTD.
FUNERAL HOME, 7663 Saltsburg Road, Plum Borough (across from S&T Bank).
Services Monday, place and time to be announced later.
DAVID E. RANDOLPH JR.
David E. Randolph Jr., 66, of Medina, Ohio, formerly of Greensburg,
went to be with his Lord, Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999. He was preceded in death
by his wife of 37 years, Joan Ann Randolph; and a grandchild. He is survived
by a daughter, Joan Young; three sons, Marc (Patricia), Scott, and Rex
(Janet); his adopted family, Mollie Pfister, Charles Pfister (Terri), James
Pfister (Rebecca), and Suzan McCreanor (Jim); and five grandchildren. Friends
will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the WAITE &
SON FUNERAL HOMES MEDINA CHAPEL, 765 N. Court St., Medina, Ohio, and Monday
from noon to 1 p.m., the time of services. Memorial contributions may be
made to the American Diabetes Association, 225 E. Exchange St., Akron,
Cass Rinkacs, 64, of North Huntingdon, died Friday, Nov. 12, 1999,
at her home. She was born Jan. 3, 1935, in Philadelphia, a daughter of
the late William and Mary McDougall. She was formerly employed as a clerk
by Flex Medco RX. Cass was a member of St. Stephens Byzantine Catholic
Church, North Huntingdon, and the Ladies Guild, Markvue Manor Women's Club,
was a volunteer for Norwin Public Library, and was voted Mother of the
Year in the Irwin area in the 1980s. She is survived by her husband, Denis
J. Rinkacs; five sons, William J. of Apollo, Denis J. of Pittsburgh, John
S. of North Attleborough, Mass., Thomas J. of White Oak, and David E. of
Orlando, Fla.; a daughter, Christine Liner of North Augusta, S.C.; a sister,
Patricia McLaughlin of Philadelphia; and six grandchildren, C.J., Wynonna,
Sammy, Paul, Jacob, and Maddie. Friends will be received at the SHIRLEY-KUKICH
FUNERAL HOME INC., Clay Pike, Circleville, North Huntingdon, Sunday and
Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Liturgy will be held Tuesday
at 10:30 a.m. in St. Stephens Church, followed by interment in the New
St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be
made to the Norwin Public Library, 299 Third St., Irwin, PA 15642, or to
the American Cancer Society, 241 Fourth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
ANNA C. BABICK SMAIL
Anna C. Babick Smail, 82, of Mt. Pleasant RD6, died Friday, Nov. 12,
1999, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Dec.
16, 1916, in Jessup, Pa. (Crabtree), a daughter of the late Steve and Elizabeth
Onnefrey Babick. She was a member of St. Florian Catholic Church, United.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George
Smail, in 1981; an infant son; a granddaughter, Pamela Hoadwonic; a grandson,
James Tomich; a sister, Mary Bania; a brother, Steve Babick; and a brother-in-law,
Joseph Smail. Surviving are the following children, Anna Marie Tomich and
her husband, Charles, of Mt. Pleasant RD1 (Norvelt), Louise Hoadwonic and
her husband, Nick, of Ruffsdale RD2, Thomas Smail and his wife, Mary, of
Mt. Pleasant RD6, and Sam Smail and his wife, Wanda, of Mt. Pleasant RD6;
eight grandchildren, Cynthia Bosnic and her husband, Brian, Tami Tomich,
Nick Hoadwonic and his wife, Debbie, Donna Carney and her husband, Ron,
Thomas ``T.J.'' Smail, Sam, Josh, and Jack Smail; seven great-grandchildren,
Zachary and Jacob Tomich, Louisa and Terry Carney, Billie and B.J. Hoadwonic,
and Dante Bosnic; three sisters, Elizabeth Orischak of Southwest, Sophia
Leyshock of Dunbar, and Pauline Oplinger of Southwest; and nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, Norvelt, Saturday
and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held
in the funeral home Monday at 11 a.m., followed by her Funeral Mass to
be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. in the St. Florian Catholic Church, United,
with the Rev. John M. Foriska as celebrant. Interment will follow in St.
Florian Cemetery, Trauger. A wake service will be held in the funeral home
Sunday at 7 p.m. Sandra L. Hoffer, funeral director.
HAROLD E. THOMAS
Harold E. ``Tony'' Thomas, 72, of Conemaugh Township, died Friday,
Nov. 12, 1999, in Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born April 16, 1927, in
Cleveland, Ohio, a son of the late Bruno and Gwen Smith Thomas. He lived
in the Clarksburg and Saltsburg areas all his life. He was the owner and
operator of Thomas's Sunoco Service Station, Clarksburg, Pa., and retired
in 1990. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army in World War II. He was a member
of the American Legion, Saltsburg, and the Woodmen of the World. In addition
to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Albert and Carl
Thomas. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ann G. Matusin Thomas;
a son, Larry E. Thomas of Avonmore; two sisters, Lee Askins of Slickville
and Lucille Waugaman of Conemaugh Township; and three grandchildren. Friends
will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the CURRAN FUNERAL
HOME, 701 Salt St., Saltsburg, where services will be held Monday at 10
a.m. with Father James Gaston officiating. Interment St. Matthew Roman
Catholic Cemetery, Saltsburg.