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HILDA BYARD
Hilda M. Yates Byard, 85, of Clairton, formerly of Glassport, died yesterday at home. A former crossing guard for the Clairton School District, she was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton.
Born in Clairton, July 29, 1914, she was a daughter of the late James and Mae Smith Yates and the wife of the late Jack E. Byard. She is survived by children, Fredericka Toth of Clairton, H. Jonathan Byard of Fayetteville, N.C., and David F. Byard of Pitts Grove, N.J.; 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; brother and sisters, Alfred Yates of Antioch, Tenn., Marjorie Johnson and Doris Myford of Clairton, Regina Waite of Fort Myers, Fla., and Kathleen Fazzoni of Pleasant Hills.
Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., Pleasant Hills. A blessing will be offered there Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills.
[Published June 10, 2000]

DAVID CAMERON
David J. Cameron, 71, of West Newton died Thursday in Willis Nursing Center, Homestead. Retired from the TYK Refractory in Large, he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7812 in West Newton and the Slovenian Club and German Club, both in Collinsburg.
Born Oct. 24, 1928, in Elizabeth, he was a son of the late James and Ada Houston Cameron and the husband of the late Ruth Crosbie Cameron. He is survived by children, Robin Kennedy and James and Michael Cameron of West Newton, David Cameron of Verona and Donna Cameron in Maryland; four grandchildren; sisters, Jean Gealy of Elizabeth and Mary Hilty of Washington, Pa.; and brother, James Cameron.
Friends will be received tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the J. William McCauley Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., West Newton. Service will be offered there Monday at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.
[Published June 10, 2000]

PAUL HRUBY
Paul Hruby, 80, of McKeesport died yesterday at Riverside Nursing Center, Inc. A retired millwright from the Duquesne plant, U.S. Steel Corp., and former employee of the Donora plant, U.S. Steel Corp., he was a member of the Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees.
Born in Donora, Nov. 10, 1919, he was a son of the late Paul J. and Johanna Bazuch Hruby. He is survived by sisters, Velma Galiffa of Las Vegas, Nev., Mary Patik of Jeannette and Florence Huntoon of New Eagle; and brothers, Edward Hruby in Ohio, Alfred of Library, John, David and Raymond of Finleyville, Emil and William of Belle Vernon and Arthur of Monongahela.
Friends will be received tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. in the L.M. Frye Funeral Home, Inc., Monongahela. A blessing will be offered there Monday at 10 a.m. by the Rev. Alfred Podroskey. Interment will follow in Monongahela Valley Memorial Park.
[Published June 10, 2000]

JOSEPH LEVAT JR. 
A former Jefferson Hills resident, Joseph J. Levat Jr., 49, of the North Side of Pittsburgh died Thursday at home. A steelworker from the Clairton plant, U.S. Steel Corp., he was a member of the Apostolic Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church in the North Hills of Pittsburgh and the United Steelworkers of America.
Born in McKeesport, May 24, 1951, he was a son of Lois Kathryn McGogney Levat of Jefferson Hills and the late Joseph Levat Sr. He is survived by his mother; wife, Kathy Mouyard Levat; brother, John C. Levat of Jefferson Hills; sister, Lois Elaine Klimo of North Versailles Twp.; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, Clairton, Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Church of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton. Interment will be in St. Clare Cemetery, Clairton.
[Published June 10, 2000]

JAMES BENNETT JR. 
James Edward Bennett Jr., 52, of Connellsville, formerly of McKeesport, died Thursday at home. He was born June 28, 1947, in McKeesport, a son of Blanche Moravitz Bennett Sninsky of Glassport and the late Charles Perry Bennett.
He is survived by his mother; fiancée, Connie Yauger of Connellsville; daughters, Elizabeth Bennett and Jo Anne Gubash of McKeesport, Michele Wilson of Tucson, Ariz., and Leatha Bennett of North Versailles Twp.; son, Charles Bennett of North Versailles Twp.; stepsons, James and Jody Yauger of Connellsville; 10 grandchildren; brother, John Bennett of Glassport; and sisters, Judy Fresh of Bunola and Barb Bennett of McKeesport.
Memorial Service will be offered Tuesday at noon in the Brooks Funeral Home, Inc., Connellsville.
[Published June 10, 2000]

BURCHELL SERVICES
Service was offered today in the chapel of the Shirley-Kukich Funeral Home, Inc., Circleville, North Huntingdon Twp., for Eugene C. Burchell of North Huntingdon Twp., who died Thursday. His survivors include a sister, Ruthann Harper.
[Published June 10, 2000]

LEOTA FLYNN
Leota Flynn, 84, of Fountain, Colo., died Thursday in Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was a former assistant manager for Levine Fabrics in Levittown.
Born in Duquesne, Aug. 30, 1915, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Martha Kupp Fink and the wife of the late Thomas Flynn. She is survived by a daughter, Beverly Stancil of Fountain; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Inc., Duquesne. A blessing will be offered there Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Funeral Mass at 10 in Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish in Duquesne with the Rev. Dennis Colamarino as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin.
[Published June 10, 2000]

ROSE PERHACS
Rose Perhacs, 91, of West Mifflin died yesterday in Huntingdon Ridge East, North Huntingdon Twp. She was a member of St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church in Duquesne.
Born in McKeesport, June 9, 1909, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Elizabeth Banasky Perhacs and the wife of the late Michael Perhacs. She is survived by brothers, Theodore (Ted) Perhacs of Herminie and Chester Perhacs of McKeesport; nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Inc., Duquesne. A blessing will be offered there Tuesday at 11 a.m. followed by Funeral Liturgy at 11:30 in St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church with the Rev. Eugene Yackanich as celebrant. Interment will be in McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery.
[Published June 10, 2000]

MARY McFADDEN
Mary Dunyak McFadden, 88, of East McKeesport died yesterday in Shadyside Health Care Center, Pittsburgh. A retired nurse from local hospitals, she was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church in East McKeesport.
Born May 30, 1912, in Donora, she was a daughter of the late George and Mary Tokach Dunyak and the wife of the late Edward A. McFadden. She is survived by sisters, Ann Dunyak of Whiting, Ind., and Margaret Moore of Smithton; brothers, Mike Dunyak of Donora and John Dunyak of Harrisonburg, Va.; nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, East McKeesport, Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. in St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Donora. The family has suggested memorial contributions to Meals on Wheels, c/o Linway United Presbyterian Church, 600 Greensburg Ave., North Versailles Twp., PA, 15137.
[Published June 10, 2000]

JOHN BERGER
John E. Berger, 67, of Irwin died yesterday at home. Employed by Kreiser Aluminum in North Huntingdon Twp., he was a member of St. Edward Church in Herminie and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
Born May 27, 1933, in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Joseph and Margaret Martin Berger. He is survived by his wife, Carole M. Curci Berger; daughters, Susan Crowe of North Huntingdon Twp. and Sharon Gogets of Greensburg; son, John G. Berger of Irwin; five grandchildren; and sister, Evelyn Needham of Monroeville.
Friends will be received in the William Snyder Funeral Home, Irwin, tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be offered Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Edward Church. Interment will follow in New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles Twp.
[Published June 10, 2000]

GEORGE SMITH
George B. Smith, 63, of McKeesport died yesterday in UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh. A former employee of Westinghouse Electric Corp., East Pittsburgh with over 38 years of service, he was employed in Large and with the former Westinghouse Telecomputer Center in Braddock Hills where he retired in 1994 as a manager, and was a veteran of the U.S. Naval Reserve.
Born June 22, 1936, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late George W. and Elsa Burgeson Smith. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Kossuth Smith; sons, George Stephen Smith of Penn Hills, Mark Robert Smith of North Huntingdon Twp., Rodger Alan Smith of Frederick, Md., and Brian Glenn Smith of Liberty; and five grandchildren.
Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in Strifflers’ White Oak. Service will be conducted there Wednesday at 9 a.m. by the Rev. John J. Keane. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum of New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles Twp.
[Published June 12, 2000]

ZETTA FREEMAN
Zetta Joy Freeman, 78, of Liberty died yesterday in UPMC McKeesport. Born Jan. 12, 1922, in Swissvale, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Estella Brickley Kitchen.
She is survived by daughters, Judy Campbell of Liberty and Bonnie Kuk of Arona; 11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Beattie of McKeesport, Frieda Burchell of Clairton and June Diamond of McKeesport; brothers, Ralph Kitchen of McKeesport and Wilbur Kitchen of Hazel Hurst.
Friends will be received tomorrow from 2 to 9 p.m. in the Hunter-Edmundson-Striffler Funeral Home. Service will be conducted there Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. by the Rev. Dr. William J. Clawson. Interment will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.
[Published June 12, 2000]

RAYMOND HEIL
Raymond G. Heil, 52, of Verona died yesterday at home. Postmaster at the Oakmont Post Office for five years, he was a former carrier foreman at the Duquesne Post Office, member of the National League of Postmasters and a past editor of the Keystone Leaguer. He was also a member of St. Gerard Majella Church, Penn Hills, and a former member of the church council, a former soccer coach and a U.S. Air Force veteran. 
Born Sept. 7, 1947, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Florence Newmeyer Heil who died July 15, 1999, and the late Raymond L. Heil. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Eury Heil; sons, Jason Heil of Cleveland, Ohio, and Patrick and Marc Heil at home; sister, Janet M. Neaman of Green Tree; aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends will be received tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home, Inc., Duquesne. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Gerard Majella Church by the Rev. Richard Czapinski. Interment will follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville. The family has suggested memorial contributions to UPMC Home Health Hospice.
[Published June 12, 2000]

MARGARET KACEY
Private services were held today for a former Duquesne resident, Margaret Kacey, 87, of Cheshire, Conn., who died there Thursday. Arrangements were in charge of the Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Inc., Duquesne.
She was a retired employee of United Food Service for steel workers in Duquesne with 30 years of service. 
Born Feb. 22, 1913, in Smock, she was a daughter of the late John and Marie Vojtus Dolny and the wife of the late John Kacey. She is survived by a son, James M. Kacey with whom she resided; four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; and sisters, Jenny Gajdzik and Helen Dolny of West Mifflin.
[Published June 12, 2000]

BRONISLAUS SPYRA
Bronislaus J. (Brownie) Spyra, 72, of Elizabeth Twp. died Friday in St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh. A retired craneman for Bucyrus-Erie, he was a member of St. Mary Czestochowa Church and the Fiddler’s Organization and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. 
Born Sept. 22, 1927, in Glassport, he was the son of the late Joseph and Stephania Kuzmicha Spyra. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn E. Toth Szygenda Spyra; daughters, Darlene E. Spyra of Toledo, Ohio, Susan M. Mouri of Washington, Pa., and Carolyn Pershing of Elizabeth Twp.; sons, Dennis J. Spyra of Pittsburgh, Bernard L. Spyra of Lincoln and Ronald C. Spyra of Washington, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; sister, Stella Belcher of Pittsburgh; nieces and nephews.
No visitation is scheduled. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Czestochowa Church by the Rev. F.B. Lachowicz. Arrangements are in charge of the Drew J. Gilbert Funeral Home, Inc., Boston, Elizabeth Twp.
[Published June 12, 2000]

ROGER SULLIVAN SR. 
Roger L. Sullivan Sr., 87, of Liberty died yesterday in UPMC McKeesport. Former owner of Sullivan Trucking of Liberty, he was a retired street commissioner of Liberty Borough, member of St. Mark Parish and its building committee and Liberty Senior Citizens, life member of the Liberty Volunteer Fire Department and former president of the Liberty Borough Athletic Association.
Born June 25, 1912, in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Frank Sullivan and Gertrude Stegman Sullivan Quinn and the husband of the late Bernice Furlong Sullivan. He is survived by a son, Roger L. Sullivan Jr. of White Oak; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren; sister, Rose Marie Cauley of Marietta, Ohio; nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Willig Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Liberty worship site of St. Mark Parish by the Rev. Gerald Mikonis. Interment will be in New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles Twp.
[Published June 12, 2000]

ANNA SANTORO
Anna Cirincione Santoro, 95, of Belle Vernon died yesterday in Monongahela Valley Hospital in Carroll Twp. A member of St. Sebastian Church in Belle Vernon and its St. Anthony Rosary Society, she was also a member of Belle Vernon Court 1522, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, and a past member of the Mutual Aid Society of Monessen and the former St. Cajetan Church in Monessen and its Ladies Altar Society.
Born in Campo Felici, Sicily, Dec. 16, 1904, she was a daughter of the late Salvatore and Marie Puleo Cirincione and the wife of the late Anthony Santoro. She is survived by a son, Fred Santoro of Belle Vernon; daughters, Carmella Bamburak and Mary Kalcevich of Clairton; 10 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; and brother, Rosario Cirincione in Sicily.
Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Leonard J. Parzynski Funeral Home, Belle Vernon. Prayer service will be offered there Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Funeral Mass at 10 in St. Sebastian Church. Interment will be in Belle Vernon Cemetery.
[Published June 12, 2000]

ANTOINETTE FRANCELLINI
Antoinette Rondinelli Francellini, 79, of Jefferson Hills died Saturday in Jefferson Hospital. She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish and the Regina-Della Valle Council 40, Sons of Columbus of America, Inc., Clairton.
Born May 13, 1921, in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Francesco (Frank) and Giacomina (Jenny) Santoro Rondinelli and the wife of the late Fred (Sam) Francellini. She is survived by a daughter, Carol Miller of Jefferson Hills; three granddaughters and a great granddaughter; brother, Anthony D. Rondinelli of Clairton; nieces and nephews.
Friends are being received in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, Clairton, today from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. in St. Paulinus Church. Interment will be in St. Clare Cemetery, Clairton. The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Jefferson Hills Library, Old Clairton Road, Clairton, PA, 15025.
[Published June 12, 2000]

ALBINO FERRARI
Albino (Beno) Ferrari, 88, of West Newton died yesterday in Huntingdon Ridge East, North Huntingdon Twp. Retired from the track maintenance department of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, he was an engineer on steam-driven amusement park trains for Crown Metal Products Co., and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Born May 26, 1912, in Blythe-dale, he was a son of the late Vincent and Linda Ferrari. He is survived by his wife, Josephine Cacciamani Ferrari; children, Carol Palmieri of Irwin, Vincent Ferrari of Bowie, Md., and Janice Rector of Allentown; and five grandchildren.
Friends will be received tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Richard F. Dodson Funeral Home, West Newton. Service will be offered there Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. by the Rev. John Regoli. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery.
[Published June 12, 2000]

CHARLES COLE SR. 
Charles Cole Sr., 78, of Clairton died Saturday in the Oakland Division, Veterans Affairs Medical Center. A retired construction worker, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Born in Moorefield, W.Va., Nov. 26, 1921, he was a son of the late Angus and Christine Cole. He is survived by sons, Charles H. Cole Jr. of Orlando, Fla., Deacon Rex Cole and Michael Cole of Clairton and Gregory Cole of Atlanta, Ga.; daughter, Kimberly Wilson of Clairton; 13 grandsons and two great grandsons; brothers, Thomas Cole of Moorefield, James Cole in Texas and Kenneth and Ronald Cole of Akron; sisters, Betty Jones of Uniontown, Naomi Hughes of Philadelphia, Mary Daur of Monroeville and Esther Clifford of Akron; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends will be received tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Clairton. Service will be offered Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Morning Star Baptist Church in Clairton by the Rev. Canard S. Grigsby. Interment will be in the veterans’ section of McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery. Friends will also be received at 404 Shaw Ave. Clairton.
[Published June 12, 2000]

LESLIE DETAR
Leslie D. Detar, 69, of Adamsburg died Friday at home. A greenskeeper for Westmoreland Country Club, he was a member of Brush Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hempfield Twp., and the Collier Hunting Camp.
Born Nov. 23, 1930, in Irwin, he was a son of the late Chester Detar and Sara Ritson Detar McClintock Wisser. He is survived by his wife, Barbara A. Oplinger Detar; sons, James L. Detar of Dover and Richard A. Detar of Lancaster; daughter, Kathleen A. Kunkle of Greensburg; three grandchildren; sister, Donna Lauffer of Elyria, Ohio; half-sisters, Patty Jones, Faye Tiech and Norma Griffin, all in Ohio; half-brother, Norman (Dan) Detar in Oklahoma; nieces and nephews.
Friends are being received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the William Snyder Funeral Home, Irwin. Service will be conducted there tomorrow at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Henry Taliercio. Interment will follow in Brush Creek Cemetery, Hempfield Twp.
[Published June 12, 2000]

HILDEGARD HEINICHEN
A former McKeesport resident, Hildegard Heinichen, 75, of North Huntingdon Twp. died Saturday in UPMC McKeesport. She was a member of McKeesport-Grandview Chapter 2171, American Association of Retired Persons.
Born May 5, 1925, in Dresden Germany, she was a daughter of the late Reinhard and Gertrud Braun Rossberg and the wife of the late Bernard Heinichen. She is survived by daughters, Barbara Dunlay and Monika Shawl of North Huntingdon Twp.; sons, Bernard Heinichen of North Huntingdon Twp. and Jeffrey Heinichen of Elizabeth Twp.; eight grandchildren; sisters, Monika Richter of Dresden, Germany, and Lottie Berger of Hoyerswerda, Germany.
Friends will be received in the William H. Craig Funeral Home, Inc., tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. until the hour of service there at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Floyd Hall officiating. Private interment will be in Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon Twp.
[Published June 12, 2000]

THERESA BRANDT
Theresa C. Brandt, 81, of West Mifflin died Sunday in Jefferson Hospital. A former sales associate and buyer for Kaufmann’s Department Store, she was a member of Holy Spirit Church in West Mifflin and its Confraternity of Christian Mothers, Ladies of Charity and Golden Agers.
Born in Pittsburgh, April 30, 1919, she was the daughter of the late John and Lottie Guzek Wurst and the wife of the late William A Brandt. She is survived by a son, Paul W. Brandt of Whitehall; three grandchildren; sister, Marie Wayne; and brother, Francis (Rip) Wurst.
Friends will be received in the Griffith Mortuary, Inc., South Park Twp., today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. in Holy Spirit Church by the Rev. Daniel A. Valentine. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. 
[Published June 13, 2000]

COSMO YOCCO
Cosmo P. (Red) Yocco, 79, of Clairton died yesterday in Jefferson Hospital. A retired welder from Bucyrus-Erie in Glassport, he was a member and usher of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton, U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a trumpeter in the Air Force Band.
Born in Glassport, Dec. 25, 1920, he was the son of the late Patsy and Antoinette Thomas Yocco and the husband of the late Mary Moretti Yocco. He is survived by a daughter, Annette Pearson of Jefferson Hills; sons, Paul and Richard Yocco of Jefferson Hills; seven grandchildren and a great grandson; sister, Helen Schneltzer of Glassport; nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, Clairton, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Paulinus Church. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. 
[Published June 13, 2000]

KENNETH SWISHER
Funeral services were held in Florida for a former Elizabeth area resident, Kenneth Swisher, 76, of Stuart, Fla., who died there Thursday in Martin Memorial Hospital.
A retired machinist from Overmyer Mold Co. in Greensburg with 35 years of service, he was a former employee of the Pratt-Whitney Co. in West Palm Beach, Fla., with five years of service and a 1942 graduate of Elizabeth High School.
Born in Clairton, Jan. 31, 1924, he was the son of the late Robert C. and Sara Roberts Swisher. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Sopko Swisher; daughters, Sharon Swisher of Las Vegas, Nev., and Lynn Williams of Slatersville Springs, N.Y.; son, William Swisher of Cincinnati, Ohio; three grandchildren; sisters, Lauretta Withers of Elizabeth, Lucretia Ray of Monticello, Ind., and Lucille Rippel of Forward Twp.; brother, Frank Swisher of Bunola; nieces and nephews.
[Published June 13, 2000]

FLOYD THOMPSON
Floyd B. Thompson, 76, of Clairton died yesterday in Aspinwall Division, Veterans Affairs Medical Center. A former truck driver for Consolidated Coal Co., he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving with the First Infantry Division and received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and a member of Morning Star Baptist Church in Clairton.
Born Aug. 22, 1923, in Adena, Ohio, he was a son of the late L.J. and Olive Banks Thompson. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Geraldine Hicks Thompson; sons, Edward Thompson of Clairton and Fred Thompson of McKeesport; daughter, Sharon Ann Germany of University Heights, Ohio; five granddaughters and a great granddaughter; sister, Dorothy Beasley of Buffalo, N.Y.; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends will be received in the Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Clairton, tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service will be offered in Morning Star Baptist Church Thursday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Canard S. Grigsby Jr. Interment will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.
[Published June 13, 2000]

PAUL KOBULNICKY
Services were held in California for Paul Kobulnicky of Pacific Beach, Calif., who died June 5 at home. Interment was in El Camino Memorial Park in California.
A highway patrol officer in California from 1958 to 1984, he was a security guard at SDG&E in Encina, Calif., and for South Bay Power Plants in California. A graduate of McKeesport High School, he played football there in 1949 and 1950, received a football scholarship to Indiana University where he was graduated from in 1954 and received a commission in the U.S. Army.
Born in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Michael and Mary Bruncak Kobulnicky. He is survived by his wife, Leah Kobulnicky; son, Paul Kobulnicky Jr. of Pacific Beach; daughters, Ruth Tubbs of Vallejo, Calif., Mary Simonson of Encinitas, Calif., and Kitty Kobulnicky of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; five grandchildren; sisters, Mary Maglicco of McKeesport, Helen Russell of Conneaut Lake and Justina Lalley of Tannersville; and brothers, Milan Kobulnicky of Greensburg, Luke of Santee, Calif., and Michael of Buena Vista.
The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Widows and Orphans Fund of the California Highway Patrol, 2030 J St., Sacramento, CA, 95818.
[Published June 13, 2000]

GORDON LONG
Memorial Service will be offered tomorrow at 11 a.m. in Bryn Mawr Church of Christ in White Oak for Gordon Lynn Long, 56, of Glassport who died Sunday at home.
Born April 14, 1944, in McKeesport, he is survived by a daughter, Lauren Lynn Long of North Versailles Twp.
[Published June 13, 2000]

CHARLES WIRTZ
Charles F. Wirtz, 71, of Valencia died yesterday at home. A dispatcher for North Pittsburgh Telephone Co., Gibsonia, he was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge in Butler.
Born in McKeesport, Aug. 31, 1928, he was a son of the late Foster J. and Minnie Catherine Behr Wirtz. He is survived by his wife, Caroline Semke Wirtz; sons, Kenneth C. Wirtz of Valencia and Allan J. Wirtz of Callery; five grandsons; and sister, Norma Schmidt of Riverview, Fla.
Memorial Service will be offered Thursday at 2 p.m. in Bakerstown Presbyterian Church. No visitation is planned. The family has suggested memorial contributions to the National Audubon Society or Pittsburgh Aviary.
[Published June 13, 2000]

ROBERT HESLOP
Robert C. Heslop, 75, of White Oak died today in Jefferson Hospital. Retired from the pump house of the Duquesne plant, U.S. Steel Corp., he was a member of St. Angela Merici Church and Gen. Smedley D. Butler American Legion Post 701 in White Oak, and the American Association of Retired Persons and a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.
Born in Bellaire, Ohio, Dec. 17, 1924, he was the son of the late Howard and Julia Gibbas Heslop. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne O. Andre Heslop; sons, Dr. Robert C. Heslop Jr. of McMurray and Dr. James I. Heslop of Lititz; daughter, Debbie B. Patterson of McCandless Twp.; seven grandchildren; brother, William E. Heslop of McKeesport; nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the Jennifer S. Jordan Funeral Home, Inc., White Oak, tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Angela Merici Church by the Very Rev. Stephen Chervenak. Entombment will be in the mausoleum of New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles Twp. The family has suggested memorial contributions to the St. Angela Merici Building Fund, 1640 Fawcett Ave., White Oak, Pa., 15131.
[Published June 13, 2000]


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