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Miriam Elizabeth (Parmer) Beltz
Latrobe

Miriam Elizabeth (Parmer) Beltz, 92, of Latrobe, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, in Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born May 20, 1909, in Lancaster, a daughter of the late Elias W. and Dora (Tilbrook) Parmer. She was a member of the Latrobe Presbyterian Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl D. Beltz, on Nov. 7, 1967; two brothers, Roy D. Palmer and Raymond E. Parmer; and two sisters, Dorothy M. Parmer and Mary Katherine (Parmer) Mattern. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. John D. (Dolores) Angus of Greensburg; her son, Robert J. Beltz and his wife, Rhona, of Latrobe; her sister, Edith Breen and husband, William, of Lancaster; five grandchildren, Carol Lynn Wood and husband, James, of East Liverpool, Ohio, John J. Angus and wife, Cheryl, of Latrobe, Glenn E. Beltz and wife, Danielle, of Goleta, Calif., David J. Beltz of Pittsburgh and Allison J. Butcher and husband, Gary, of Redmond, Wash.; and four great-grandchildren, Jennifer L. Wood and James ``Jimmy'' Wood, both of East Liverpool, Ohio, and Chelsea R. Angus and John Jayson Angus, both of Latrobe. Friends will be received in the HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Unity Chapel, Unity Township, with the Rev. Dr. David B. Batchelder officiating. Interment will follow in Unity Cemetery.

Herbert H. Bowman
Latrobe

Herbert H. ``Babe'' Bowman, 67, of Latrobe, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, in Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born Dec. 16, 1933, in Mt. Pleasant Township, a son of the late Robert and Lydia (Creighton) Bowman. Prior to retirement, he was employed by Teledyne Vasco, Latrobe. He was a member of the Latrobe United Methodist Church, Unity Township American Legion Post 982, Pleasant Unity VFW Post 8643, Cooperstown Vets and the Frontier Club of Latrobe. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son; a brother, Robert Bowman; and a sister, Gerry Collins. He is survived by his wife, Gloria G. ``Dixie'' (Snyder) Bowman; two children, Terri Davis and husband, Leroy, of Latrobe RD8 and Roger A. Bowman, at home; two grandchildren, Joshua and Tricia Davis; eight brothers and sisters, Mary Cumberland of Connellsville, Dorothy Hostetler of Mt. Pleasant, Kenneth Bowman and wife, Jean, of Wooddale, Margaret Barko of Connellsville, Braden ``Bud'' Bowman and wife, Faye, of Dunbar, Clara ``Tamie'' Barko and husband, Joel, of Ruffsdale, Melvin Bowman and wife, Joan, of Greensburg and Frances Barko and husband, Theo, of Greensburg; a brother-in-law, Albert Collins of Mt. Pleasant; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Bowman of Scottdale; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends received Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the GAUT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., Pleasant Unity, where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Aimee W. Twigg and the Rev. Clark R. Kerr co-officiating. Interment will follow in St. John's Middle Church Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Township.

Mary Dolores Bronder
Woodstock, Ga.,
Formerly of Blairsville

Mary Dolores Bronder, 55, of Woodstock, Ga., formerly of Blairsville, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, in Woodstock. She was born Dec. 8, 1945, a daughter of the late Edward and Cecelia Bronder. Mary enjoyed collecting and selling antiques. She was employed as a social worker for 32 years, most recently at Torrance State Hospital. She is survived by a daughter, Julia Kniedler of Woodstock; five sisters, C.C. English, Marjorie McTail, Genevieve Harman, Virginia Roth and Beth Mangan; a brother, Steve Bronder; and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the JAMES F. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, Blairsville.

Russell E. Brown
Derry

Russell E. Brown, 74, of Derry, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Aug. 2, 1927, on White's Hill (Youngwood), a son of the late Robert and Laura Marie Barkley Brown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Keister Brown; and a brother, Ron Brown. He is survived by his children, Russell E. Brown Jr. and wife, Jean, of Acme RD1, Shirley L. Niehenke and husband, Ray E., of Greensburg RD11, Randy L. Brown and wife, Vicky, of Crucible and Kristen D. Brown of Arona; five grandchildren, Ryan E. Niehenke of Michigan, Timothy Edward Brown and Kelly Lyn Brown, both of Crucible, and Britteny Elizabeth Brown and William Edward Brown, both of Albuquerque, N.M.; three brothers, Bill Brown and wife, Betty, of White's Hill, Don Brown of Unity Township and Walter Brown and wife, Nancy of Waterford. Russ was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and retired from Moore and Mooreford, Greensburg, after 38 years. He was an avid outdoorsman, a member of the NRA and was active in the Alwine Civic Center. Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood, where service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Central Cemetery, Hempfield Township.

Dolores G. Chaney
Plum Boro

Dolores G. Chaney, 74, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, in Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. Beloved sister of Gladys Chaney, Loretta Wagasky, Charles Edward and James Chaney. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Homer and May Chaney. Friends received WEDNESDAY ONLY 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES LTD./ROTH CHAPEL, 7450 Saltsburg Road (at Universal Road), Penn Hills, where services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions to Fourth Street Methodist Church, 408 Lobinger Avenue, Braddock, PA 15104.

Thomas J. Coyne

Thomas J. Coyne, on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001. Beloved husband of Ruth Kane Coyne; stepfather of Vicki Kane Stachel; grandfather of Joshua Stachel. Memorial Service will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in the ``A'' Hall Dining Room of Country Meadows Nursing Home of South Hills, 3590 Washington Pike, Bridgeville. Entombment in the Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum. Arrangements by JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS INC., 4900 Centre Ave. at Devonshire Street (Oakland).

Loretta K. Davis
Jeannette

Loretta K. Davis, 94, of Jeannette, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, in her home. She was born April 26, 1907, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Adam and Ella Cook Kleist. She was a member of the Gethsemane United Methodist Church, Jeannette, Teamsters Local 30 and the Order of the Amaranth 25 of Jeannette. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard H. Davis; and a sister, Charlotte Schmitt. She is survived by two daughters, Janet Stewart of McCullough and Linda Ostrow and her husband, Joel, of Shaker Heights, Ohio; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, where service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. with Michelle L. Wobrak officiating. Interment will follow in the Brush Creek Cemetery, Irwin.

Constance Elaine Dean
North Huntingdon

Constance Elaine Dean, 69, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, in St. Francis Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Dec. 22, 1931, in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Helen Stewart Maguire. She was a member of The Church in Sutersville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald; a son, Bruce; her brother, Benjamin; and two sisters, Barb Wetzler and Clara Randolph. She is survived by three sons, David C. of North Versailles, Benjamin F. and wife Susan of Smithton, and Jerry and his wife Joanne of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Linda) Defibaugh of Rimmersburg; two sisters, Val Hummert of North Huntingdon and Vera Hayes of Deltona Beach, Fla.; and 10 grandchildren. Friends received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the SHIRLEY-KUKICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Clay Pike, Circleville, North Huntingdon, where service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Frank Rocco officiating. Interment will be in Long Run Cemetery.

Shawn Ryan Deeds
Bovard

Shawn Ryan Deeds, 25, of Bovard, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, in Clarion, as the result of an automobile accident. He was born March 5, 1976, in Greensburg, a son of I. James Deeds and Beverly Trout Deeds, both of Bovard. In addition to his parents, Shawn is survived by two brothers, Robert J. Wade Deeds of Jeffersonville, Ind., and James S. Deeds of Bovard; and a sister, Wendy D. Dunlevy and husband, Doug, of Mansfield, Mass. Friends will be received Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, where services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Chaplain Michael J. Poling officiating.

Ida Bevilacqua DelBianco
Rillton

Ida Bevilacqua DelBianco, 79, of Rillton, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, in the Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 12, 1921, in Westmoreland City, a daughter of the late Anthony and Rose (DelPin) Bevilacqua. She was a member of St. Edward's Catholic Church, Herminie. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Surmacz, and a brother, Anthony Bevilacqua. Surviving are her husband, John DelBianco; and a sister, Rose Bevilacqua of Westmoreland City. Viewing and services will be private. Memorial donations may be made to Clelian Heights, RD9 Box 607, Greensburg, PA 15601. JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin, in charge of arrangements.

Carolyn Watt Donnelly
Ross Township,
Originally of Greensburg

Carolyn Watt Donnelly, age 90, on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Eugene R. Donnelly; brothers, John C. and Charles E. Watt; and sister, Katherine W. Donnelly. She is survived by sisters, Virginia W. Rial of Ben Avon, Miriam W. Foster of Greensburg and Elizabeth Ann Krall of Ross; a brother, Daniel H. Watt of Lehighton, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Donnelly was retired from Suburban General Hospital, where she had worked in the business office for over 25 years. She was a member of the Northminster Presbyterian Church, Suburban General Hospital Auxiliary and North Borough's Women's Club. An avid golfer, one of her proudest achievements was the hole-in-one she made on the Mt. Odin Park Golf Course in Greensburg. Friends invited Tuesday 2 to 4 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), where funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Clair Cemetery in Hempfield Twp., Westmoreland County. Memorials are suggested to the Suburban Health Foundation, c/o Suburban General Hospital, 100 S. Jackson Avenue, Bellevue, PA 15202.

Joseph L. Farling
Jeannette

Joseph L. Farling, 74, of Jeannette, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, in his home. He was born May 21, 1927, in Grapeville, a son of the late John H. and Mabel L. Feld Farling. Prior to retirement, he had worked as a salesman. He was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Thelma Mae Gangle and June Matuke; and three brothers, Harry, Jack and Joe Farling. He is survived by his wife, Connie Farling of Mt. Lake Park, Md.; and a niece, Francine Hohn of Greensburg. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, with Pastor Dale W. Roddy officiating. Interment will be private.

Sister Aniceta Gibson
Greensburg

Sister Aniceta Gibson, 82, of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, at Caritas Christi, Greensburg. Born Sept. 16, 1919, in Crafton, a daughter of the late Merle and Catherine (Kuhn) Gibson, she was the eighth of 10 children. Sister Aniceta entered the Sisters of Charity on Sept. 8, 1946, from Holy Family Parish, Latrobe. For nearly 20 years, she taught children in elementary schools in the Dioceses of Pittsburgh, Altoona-Johnstown and Phoenix. Later she became a licensed practical nurse and served the sisters in the infirmary from 1967 through 1987, when she began her part-time nursing ministry. In retirement, she resided with the sisters in Greensburg, except when, for health reasons, she moved to Mt. St. Macrina in Uniontown. In 1999, she returned to Greensburg and continued to delight people with her ready laughter. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. John L. (Gertrude) Schwab of Southbury, Conn.; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five sisters, Edith Westerfer, Mary Jane Kattan, Sally Gibson, Bertha Gibson and Sister Rose Barbara Gibson, S.C.; and three brothers, Merle David Jr., William C. and Richard B. Gibson. She earned a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Seton Hill College in 1963 and received her practical nurse's license in 1972. Friends received Tuesday and Wednesday from 1 to 6:45 p.m. in Caritas Christi, 459 Mt. Thor Road, Greensburg. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of the Assumption, Caritas Christi. Burial will be in the Sisters' Cemetery, Seton Hill. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Charity, DePaul Center, 463 Mt. Thor Road, Greensburg, PA 15601.

Jay Andrew Goldie

Jay Andrew Goldie, age 42, died suddenly on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001. Father of Jayme L. Goldie and Jason A. Goldie. Son of Janet L. Garrison. Brother of Joseph Goldie, James Goldie, Joyce Ambrose, Janice Lamm and Judith McChesney. Friends received Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 2 to 9 p.m. in the HERBERT R. KING, JR. FUNERAL HOME, INC., Route 8 at 2841 Woodland Circle, Allison Park (Hampton), (www.kingfuneralhome.com), where Blessing Service will be Thursday, Oct. 25, at noon. The Rev. Regis Farmer of St. Catherine Church will officiate. Interment in Hampton Cemetery, Hampton Twp.

Gabrielle Laflamme Harvey
Lawrenceville, Ga.,
Formerly of Pittsburgh

Gabrielle Laflamme Harvey, 85, of Lawrenceville, Ga., died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001. She was born in Manchester, N.H., and attended LaMajoline School in Switzerland during her sophomore year in high school and became fluent in French. She graduated from Wellesley College in 1937. She, her husband Ed and her daughter Sue moved from Ohio to Mt. Lebanon in 1956, and she took graduate courses in French at the University of Pittsburgh in the late 1960s. Gabrielle was given a position as lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh and taught French there for 11 years, retiring in 1980. Upon the death of her husband, Edwin Wright Harvey, in 1981, she moved to Lawrenceville, Ga., to be near her family. Survivors include a daughter, Suzette Mancini and husband Robert; two sisters, Louise Muehlhausen and husband Robert, and Germain Dozois, all of Lawrenceville; and two grandchildren, Allison Mancini of Chicago, Ill., and Drew Mancini of Lawrenceville. Gabrielle was a devotee of the arts, including memberships with the High Museum of Art, the Atlanta Ballet, the Atlanta Opera, the Metropolitan Opera and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. A private family service will be held Thursday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Greater Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, 1925 Century Boulevard, Suite 10, Atlanta, GA 30345. Arrangements entrusted to the TOM M. WAGES FUNERAL SERVICE INC., 120 Scenic Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, (770) 963-2411.

Esther E. Hughes
Formerly of Etna

Esther E. Hughes, on Monday, Oct. 22, 2001. Wife of the late Benjamin. Beloved mother of Ruth Bender, and Jack P. Hughes and wife Toots. Sister of Charles, Joseph and the late Albert Wyckoff. Loving grandmother of Sharon R. McAwley, Jack E. and James M. Hughes. Adored great-grandmother of Matthew, Christopher and Erin McAwley, and Lauren and Jimmy Hughes. Visitation Tuesday 2 to 9 p.m. in NEELYS, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Funeral service Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Homer Huhn Jr.
Latrobe

Homer Huhn Jr., 83, of Latrobe, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, in Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born June 3, 1918, in Uniontown, a son of the late Homer and Nellie (Hostetler) Huhn. Homer was a 1938 graduate of the former Hearst High School in Mt. Pleasant Twp. and attended Pennsylvania State University. He owned and operated a textile service firm in Mt. Pleasant until 1955, when he became tax clerk of Westmoreland County, where he established the county's first mechanized tax writing system. He became chief clerk and secretary to the Board of County Commissioners in 1964 and the board's administrative assistant in 1968. He also served as vice chairman of the Westmoreland County Municipal Water Authority, organized and served as president of the State Association of County Clerks and County Commissioners and was a member of the State Association of Secretaries. Homer was very active with the Benevolent and Protective Order of EIks, beginning with his initiation into the Mt. Pleasant B.P.O.E. Lodge 868 in 1941, being elected Exalted Ruler of the lodge in 1952, serving as trustee until 1955 and then lodge secretary for 11 years. He then became active in the Pennsylvania State Elks Association, serving as district treasurer, district president and chairman of the District Advisory Committee. He was elected president of the Pennsylvania State Elks Association in 1964 and became State Association secretary in 1966. In 1971, Homer was named to the position of grand secretary of the National Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, serving over 1.6 million members. He continued in that function until 1977, when he was elected leader of the order, Grand Exalted Ruler of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America. Locally, Homer was a member of the Charter Oak United Methodist Church, Unity Twp., Marion Lodge 562, F&AM in Scottdale and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge 386. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Mertz. He is survived by his loving wife of over 59 years, Josephine (Hydock) Huhn; a brother, Herman Huhn and his wife Louise of Latrobe; three sisters, Ella Mae Tepper and her husband Tom of Latrobe, Mable Watson and her husband Charles of Toms River, N.J., and Roberta Elleard of Richmond, Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends received in the HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with his pastor, the Rev. David Eversdyke, officiating. Interment will follow in Unity Cemetery, Unity Twp.

Eleanor L. Leacock Mansfield Johnson
North Huntingdon

Eleanor L. Leacock Mansfield Johnson, 83, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, in the Monsour Medical Center, Jeannette. She was born July 4, 1918, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Clyde Leacock and Pearl Eldora Boggs Mansfield. She was a member of the Greensburg Church of the Brethren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard H. Johnson; a daughter, Helen Louise Johnson; a brother, Glenn Leacock; and a sister, Betty Mansfield Miller. Surviving are two daughters, Yvonne Berta of Liberty Borough and Susan Dworek of Penn; a son, James H. Johnson of North Versailles; nine grandchildren, Jessica Richardson, Erika, Bree and Jeff Johnson, Ronald, David, Howard and Barry Berta and Bonna Pearson; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, James Mansfield of Greensburg; and a sister, Evelyn Eves of Georgia. Friends will be received Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin, where service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. William Waugh, her pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon.

Lisa J. Johnson
Tarrs

Lisa J. Johnson, 40, of Tarrs, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, in her residence. Born April 6, 1961, in Mt. Pleasant, she was a daughter of Donald Springer and the late June (Pfoutz) Springer. She was the owner/operator of Lisa's Day Care Service. She was a member and organist of Center Bethel Church of God. She was a graduate of Southmoreland High School, class of 1979, attended Seton Hill College, Greensburg, and graduated from Westmoreland County Community College, class of 1984. Lisa was a leader of the Sunshine 4-H Club and Laurel Ridge Girl Scouts. In addition to her father, Donald Springer and his wife, Betty Lee, of Dawsonville, Ga., she is survived by her husband of 15 years, Douglas Johnson; two daughters, Lindsey Johnson and Lizabeth Schomer, both at home; two brothers, Earl Springer and wife, Joan, of Hunker and Robert Bielecki and wife, Holly, of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Marie ``Kitty'' Loughner and husband, Christopher, of Tarrs, and Sherry Cottom of Everson; two aunts, Virginia Pfoutz of Tarrs and Grace Mahokey of Mt. Pleasant; and her father- and mother-in-law, the Rev. Dewayne and Mrs. Ardith Johnson of Kersey, Pa. She was preceded in death by her mother, June (Pfoutz) Springer, in 1978. Friends will be received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Center Bethel Church of God, Alverton, Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Wendell S. Grimm officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, with the committal service by the Rev. Dewayne Johnson.

Sharon Jean Kee
Oak Harbor, Wash.

Sharon Jean Kee, 60, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001, in Whidbey (state of Washington) General Hospital following an extended illness. She was born Dec. 8, 1940, in Mt. Vernon, a daughter of Glenn and Thelma Burrelle of Kennywick. Mrs. Kee had lived in Anchorage, Alaska, Klamath Falls, Vale, Oregon, Renton, Kennydale and Bryn Mawr. She attended Renton and Oak Harbor high schools, graduating from Oak Harbor in 1968. On Jan. 12, 1959, she married Lanny B. Kee of Ardara, in Bryn Mawr. They were stationed in Argentia, NFLD, Sanford, Fla., Guam and Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. She was employed by Boeing in Renton and in data processing at NAS, Whidbey Island, as a computer operator for 22 years, then transferred to the Naval Hospital in 1990 as a computer specialist. She was a Civil Service Employee of the Quarter in 1991. She retired Nov. 7, 1997. Mrs. Kee was a past mother adviser and advisory board member of the Coupeville Assembly #67 Order of Rainbow for Girls, Rainbow Grand Cross of Honor, and a member of Hatasu Temple #1, Daughters of the Nile. She served three terms as Worthy Matron of Tula Chapter, Coupeville, Order of the Eastern Star; and was a past president of the Northwest Line Officers Club. She was appointed deputy instructor of the Grand Chapter of Washington Order of the Eastern Star in 1992 and 1993. Mrs. Kee was also appointed grand chaplain of the Grand Chapter of Washington Order of the Eastern Star in 1996 and 1997. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Kee is survived by her husband, Lanny, of Oak Harbor, Wash.; children, Kimberlee White of Oak Harbor, Deborah Allen of Everett and Lanny Kee of Keller, Texas; grandchildren, Nicole and Jennifer White, Michaela and Ryan Kee and Kayley Allen; a sister, Susan Weihe of Auburn; and a niece, Lindsay Weihe. Interment in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Oak Harbor, Wash. Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Stephen L. Kossuth Jr.
White Oak

Stephen L. Kossuth Jr., 59, of White Oak, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, in his residence. He was born April 12, 1942, in McKeesport, the son of Stephen Sr. and Frances V. (Morris) Kossuth. Mr. Kossuth was a member of St. Angela Merici Church, White Oak. He was employed as a service manager at Mick's Dodge, McKees Rocks, and was a member of American Legion Post 701 and the Croatian Club, McKeesport. He was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. Survivors include his wife, Stella A. (Pipp) Kossuth; two daughters, Sandra DiPerna of White Oak and Jeanette Judith McAdoo of Glassport; two sons, Stephen L. Kossuth Jr. of McKeesport and Shawn L. Kossuth of Irwin; nine grandchildren; three sisters, Barbara Smith of McKeesport, Lorraine Evans of Versailles Borough and Maryann Richard of Texas; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends received Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the WILLIG FUNERAL HOME, 220 Ninth Ave., McKeesport. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Angela Merici Church, White Oak, with the Rev. Stephen Chervenak as celebrant. Entombment in Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park. The American Legion will hold a service Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to a disaster relief fund.

Marie Irene Martin-Dzadovsky
Mt. Pleasant

Marie Irene Martin-Dzadovsky, 62, of Mt. Pleasant, went to her eternal rest Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, in her home. She was born May 2, 1939, in Reading, England, a daughter of the late George and Agnes Sproule Martin. A homemaker, Mrs. Martin-Dzadovsky was a member of St. John's Byzantine Catholic Church, Scottdale. She was the mother of six sons, Christopher, Michael, Ronald, Kenneth and Thomas Dzadovsky, all of Pittsburgh, and James Dzadovsky of Scottdale; a daughter, Marie Dzadovsky of Hecla; 11 grandchildren; a sister, Carol Feltham of Bournemouth, England; three nieces; and two nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her special friend, George Gabor Sr. Friends received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home Wednesday at 10 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in St. John's Byzantine Catholic Church with the Rev. John Salko as celebrant. A committal service will follow in St. John's Byzantine Cemetery. Parastas will be sung in the funeral home Tuesday at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Westmoreland Hospice, the American Cancer Society or the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Linda Joann Seremet Mellquist
Napa, Calif.,
Formerly of Latrobe

Linda Joann Seremet Mellquist, 49, of Napa, Calif., formerly of Latrobe, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, in Latrobe, in the presence of her family. She was born Dec. 18, 1951, in Latrobe, the daughter of Floy Juanita Walker Seremet of Latrobe and the late Walter J. Seremet. She was a retired marketing consultant, and a professor of agriculture business at Cal-Poly, San Luis Obispo, Calif. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, John B. Mellquist; and three brothers, Ronald of Scottsdale, Ariz., Kenneth of Youngstown, Pa., and Gary Seremet of Orlando, Fla. Friends will be received Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. Service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Unity Chapel with the Rev. Donald J. Mondello officiating. Interment in Unity Cemetery, Unity Township. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Paul S. Miller
Richland

Paul S. Miller, age 75, on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001. He was born April 6, 1926, in Pittsburgh, and was the son of the late Walter Conrad and Irene (Shields) Miller. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Beloved husband of Ruth J. (McConnell) Miller for 41 years. Dear father of Valerie Mannas of Evans City and Paige Miller of Richland. Also survived by one grandchild, Kyle Mannas of Evans City. Friends received Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME, LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, www.schellhaasfuneralhome.com, where services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Nancy Zahn of Valencia Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Allegheny County Memorial Park. Mr. Miller was a member of the F&AM John E. Mair Lodge 729. He was formerly employed by Edgewater Steel and was also a Navy veteran of World War II. Memorial donations may be made to the building fund of Valencia Methodist Church.

Edna Ruth Mull Mowry
Formerly of Jeannette

Edna Ruth Mull Mowry, 82, formerly of Jeannette, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, in Aurora, Colo. She was born in Grapeville, April 24, 1919, a daughter of the late John and Minnie Bricker Mull. She was a member of the Grace United Church of Christ, Jeannette. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six siblings, James, John, Russell, Viola, Anna and Lucinda Mull. She is survived by her husband, Oliver Winfield Mowry III of Aurora, Colo.; two sons, Oliver W. ``Skipper'' Mowry IV of Aurora, Colo., and John E. Mowry of Eustace, Texas; a daughter, Frances Probasco and her husband, Thomas, of Grande Prairie, Texas; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Service and interment were private. The LAWRENCE J. McCLURE FUNERAL HOME, 112 N. Second St., Jeannette, was in charge of arrangements.

Hazel Grace Parker
Hunker

Hazel Grace Parker, 89, of Hunker RD1, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, in her home. She was born Jan. 31, 1912, in Kingview (Scottdale), a daughter of the late John H. and Mary Adeline (Kineer) Hudkin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Edward Geisel; her second husband of 20 years, Fleetwood R. Parker, in 1970; three brothers; and six sisters. She is survived by her children, Eileen Geisel Felice, Betty Geisel Thompson and husband, William S., Randy Lee Parker, Saundra Lynn Parker, all of Hunker RD1, Calvin Zane Parker and wife, Janet, of Greensburg and Joyce Faye Parker Diehl and husband, Karl, of Hunker RD1; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; Emma Grace, named after her great-great-grandmother; a devoted niece, Phyllis Hudkin Grossi and husband, John, of Syracuse, N.Y.; and a number of other nieces and nephews. She attended Calvary Baptist Church, New Stanton, and was a member of the Hempfield Grange. Friends will be received at the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Brougham officiating. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park.

Alice Alberta Piel
Shadyside and Oakland

Alice Alberta Piel, age 90, on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, in St. Margaret Seneca Place, Penn Hills. She was born Aug. 20, 1911, in Pittsburgh, daughter of William H. and Alice Belle Stewart Piel. Ms. Piel was a telephone operator with Jones and Laughlin Steel Co. in Pittsburgh. Survived by a brother, George A. Piel of Ross; two nieces, Nancy Taylor and Mary Alice McCluskey; and a nephew, William R. Piel. Preceded in death by her parents; a brother, William H. Piel II; and two sisters, Margaret McEntier and Marionetta Berry. No visitation. Private services. Private interment in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Arrangements by H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME, INC., Ross, www.brandtfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be made to Seneca Manor, 5340 Saltsburg Road, Verona, PA 15147.

Edith A. Reidenbach
Ross

Edith A. Reidenbach, 85, on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, in Mariner Health Care of North Hills. She was born Sept. 20, 1916, in Pittsburgh, daughter of Walter Baldinger and Dorothy Mueller. Mrs. Reidenbach was a homemaker. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Norman A. Jr. and Peggy Reidenbach; sisters, Ruth Slanina, Wilma Hartman and Catherine Wolford; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman A. Reidenbach. Visitation Monday 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1032 Perry Highway, Ross, www.brandtfuneralhome.com, where Funeral Service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. William Dambach will officiate. Burial in Uniondale Cemetery.

Eleanor (Sappie) Reif
Wilkinsburg

Eleanor (Sappie) Reif, on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001. Beloved wife of the late Russell Reif; sister of the late Noah Sappie, T.H. Sappie Sr. and Rose Sappie Farina. Aunt of Theodore Sappie, Helen Steimer, Clare Byers, Norma Jean Grooms, Eleanor Bosco and the late Paul Sappie. Friends received in JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS INC., 4900 Centre Ave. at Devonshire Street (Oakland), on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. James Church (Wilkinsburg) at 11 a.m. Mrs. Reif resided in Wilkinsburg for over 30 years and was a member of St. James Parish. She was an office manager for Beverly Farms Inc. Dairy for many years.

Anne M. Resnick
Herminie

Anne M. Resnick, 77, of Herminie, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Feb. 15, 1924, in Cambria County, a daughter of the late Joseph and Minnie (Nicolitch) Krizmanich and stepdaughter of the late Agnes Tregaskas. Anne was a housewife and a member of St. Edward Roman Catholic Church, Herminie. In addition to her parents and stepmother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Resnick Jr., on Oct. 25, 1998; two sisters, Helen Hardt and Barbara Krizmanich Cuneo; and a brother, Anthony Krizmanich. Anne is survived by a daughter, Dianne Ostop and her husband, John, of Severna Park, Md.; two sons, Richard L. Resnick and his wife, Bonnie, of Irwin and Dennis J. Resnick of Evanstown; four grandchildren, Shauna Resnick, Adam Resnick, Chris Ostop and Marion Resnick; five brothers, Joseph, Tom and his wife, Tina, Mike and his wife, Betty, Jim and his wife, June, and John and his wife, Kathy Krizmanich; two sisters, Agnes Ferrence and Josephine ``Jay'' Hoge; a sister-in-law, Irene Krizmanich; and several nieces and nephews. Friends were received at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Herminie, Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Liturgy will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with Father Lawrence L. Manchas officiating. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Sewickley Township Volunteer Fire Co., Station 15, 101 Sewickley Ave., Herminie, PA 15637.

Russell D. Ritenour
Delmont

Russell D. ``Rusty'' Ritenour, 49, of Delmont, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, in Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born Aug. 31, 1952, in Connellsville, a son of Theona Wagner Ritenour and the late Russell Ritenour. He was a self-employed contractor. He is survived by his wife, Cindy O'Block Ritenour; a daughter, Christina; a brother, Randall and his wife, Lori, of Florida; a sister, Tonya Ritenour of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Ritenour's family received friends Monday at the BASH-NIED FUNERAL HOME, 152 Abbe Place, Delmont, 724-468-8381, where service will take place Tuesday at 11 a.m. officiated by the Rev. Frederick C. Heitzenroder. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, 2901 Memorial Blvd., Connellsville. Memorial remembrances may be directed to the family.

Joseph F. Ruscin
Wilson, S.C.,
Formerly of Lastrobe

Joseph F. Ruscin, 86, of Wilson, N.C., formerly of Latrobe, Unity Township, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, in his home. He was born March 12, 1915, in Crabtree, a son of the late Joseph and Mary Ruscin. He was a member of St. Vincent Basilica, Latrobe. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Richard A. Ruscin; three brothers, John, Steve and Michael Ruscin; and two sisters, Eva Solkolsky and Helen Marcinko. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Bertha Bradish Ruscin; a son, Joseph M. Ruscin and his wife, Cynthia, of Auburn, Ala.; a daughter-in-law, Nadine Ruscin of Wilson, N.C.; two brothers, James Ruscin of New Jersey and Vincent Ruscin of Florida; three sisters, Sister M. Vincent, O.S.B., of Bristow, Va., Ann Carlson of Ohio and Elizabeth Syzdlik of Florida; six grandchildren; and four great-grandsons. Friends will be received Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Vincent Basilica. Interment, Unity Cemetery, Unity Township.

Arthur M. Uncapher
Irwin

Arthur M. Uncapher, 71, of Irwin, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, in Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. He was born Dec. 17, 1929, in Export, a son of the late Thomas M. and Margaret Klingensmith Uncapher. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a bus driver for the Gateway School District. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Manor American Legion Post 472. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Violet A. Parsons Uncapher, in 2001; and a sister, Lucille Pfeifer. He is survived by three sons, Thomas A. Uncapher and wife, Donna, of Greensburg, Randy S. Uncapher and wife, Glenda, of Greensburg and David L. Uncapher of Wegley; a daughter, Pamela R. Kuhn of Mt. Pleasant; three brothers, Charles Uncapher of Export, Wendell Uncapher of Jeannette and Ralph Uncapher of Florida; four sisters, Ruth Povrzenich of New Jersey, Irene Dodds of Elizabeth, Blanche Strubble of Jeannette and Beck Hayhurst of Ohio; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Friends will be received Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JAMES E. LINDSAY FUNERAL HOME INC., Main St., Harrison City, where service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dale Smith officiating. Entombment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Corporate 1 Office Park, Building II, Suite 225, 4075 Monroeville Blvd., Monroeville, PA 15146.

Giuseppe Valotta
Morningside

Giuseppe Valotta, on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001. He was born in Maierato, Italy, and immigrated to the United States in 1968. Mr. Valotta was a retired construction laborer for Local 1058. He was the beloved husband of Maria Giovanna (Moschella) Valotta; loving father of Joanna Marcello and Cathy Alexander, both of Morningside, Peter Valotta of Hampton and Ray Valotta of Verona; brother of Concetta Costa of Italy. Also survived by nine grandchildren. Celebrating Mr. Valotta's life with his family in the FRANK R. PERMAN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 923 Saxonburg Blvd. at Route 8, Shaler, Monday and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Raphael Church, Morningside, Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Sandra L. Welner, M.D.

Sandra L. Welner, M.D., on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001. Beloved daughter of Barbara Welner of Wilkins Twp. and the late Nick Welner. Sister of Michael Welner, M.D., and Alan Welner, M.D., both of New York, and the late Sarah Welner. Services in the RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL, INC., 5509 Centre Ave., Shadyside, Tuesday at 4 p.m. Visitation one hour prior to services (3 to 4 p.m.). Interment in the Betty Rosenberg/Parkway Jewish Center Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Dr. Sandra Welner Memorial Foundation for Research and Care of Women with Disabilities, 224 W. 30th Street, Suite 806, New York, NY 10001.

William T. Wesolowski
Everson

William T. Wesolowski, 69, of Everson, died early Monday morning, Oct. 22, 2001, in Westmoreland Manor, Hempfield Township. He was born Jan. 8, 1932, in Everson, a son of the late Thomas J. and Pearl Yanos Wesolowski. Bill was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Everson, and a retired machinist for the former Robertshaw Controls, Youngwood, with 23 years of service. Bill was a social member of the Everson VFW Post and the Mt. Pleasant Firemen's Club. Bill is survived by his loving children: William T. Wesolowski Jr. of Everson, Christopher Wesolowski and his wife, Denise, of North Huntingdon, Keith Wesolowski and his wife, Tammy, of Scottdale and Timothy Wesolowski and his wife, Sandra, of Everson; a special friend, Dorothy Schwalke of Everson; 10 grandchildren, Deena, Anna, Christina, Keith, Sarah, Emma, Samuel, Courtney, Josh and Zach; a great-granddaughter, Anjelica; a brother, Walter Wesolowski and his wife, Violet, of Bessemer; and a sister, Anastasia Stashick and her husband, Victor, of Mt. Pleasant. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Brown Wesolowski, on Nov. 6, 1974; a son, Matthew Wesolowski, on Sept. 29, 1997; six brothers, Anthony, Leo, Charles, Frank, Edward and Victor; a sister, Mary Dzambo; and a daughter-in-law, Theresa Soforic Wesolowski, on May 30, 1994. Bill's family will receive friends at the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home followed by his Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph R.C. Church, Everson, followed by interment in the church cemetery. A parish wake service will be held Wednesday in the funeral home.

Alfred E. Whittle Jr.
Greenswood, S.C.,
Formerly of Irwin

Alfred E. Whittle Jr., 83, of Greenwood, S.C., formerly of Irwin, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, in Wesley Commons Health Care Center, Greenwood. He was born May 12, 1918, in Larimer, a son of the late Alfred E. Sr. and Sarah Fallon Whittle. He was a retired supervisor for Westinghouse Electric, East Pittsburgh, and a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army 78th Infantry Division. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Greenwood, and a former member of the United Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, Irwin. He was a former volunteer for the Norwin Public Library. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary R. Millen Whittle; a son, Alfred E. Whittle III; and two sisters, Elsie Lix and Winifred Whittle. He is survived by a daughter-in-law, Teresa A. Whittle of Greenwood; two grandchildren, Beth Whittle Bell and Nathan D. Whittle; two great-grandchildren, Tucker G. and Dawson V. Bell; two sisters, Sarah Good and Mildred Whittle, both of Larimer; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at which time a service will be held in the funeral home with the Rev. Reid Stewart officiating. Interment will follow in Irwin Union Cemetery. Those wishing may contribute to the First Presbyterian Church Capital Campaign, P.O. Box 426, Greenwood, SC 29648.

Rose P. Wineland
Greensburg

Rose P. Wineland, 76, of Greensburg RD1, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, in Monsour Medical Center, Jeannette. She was born May 24, 1925, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Robert and Ossie Ola Herrington Baxter. She was a former employee of the Latrobe Cap Works and a member of the Salvation Army Church, Greensburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Violet Asbee. Surviving are her husband, George E. Wineland; a son, Charles Dawdy of California; four brothers, Robert Baxter of South Carolina, James Baxter of Virginia, Kernel Baxter of Florida and Tom Baxter of Ohio; a sister, Betty Lou Rezek of Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received Tuesday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 N. Main Street, Greensburg, where service will be held at 2 p.m. with Captain Daniel R. English officiating. Entombment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. The family wishes memorial donations to the Salvation Army, East Otterman Street, Greensburg. Terence L. Graft, funeral director, in charge of the arrangements.

Virginia Zupancic
Level Green

Virginia Zupancic, 91, of Level Green, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, in her home. Born Nov. 30, 1909, she was a member of St. Barbara Church, Harrison City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph J. Zupancic, in 1983. She is survived by a daughter, Virginia Gaul of McMurray; two sons, Joseph Paul Zupancic of Level Green and Lawrence J. Zupancic of Penn Twp.; a sister, Lucy Szelc of Shaler Twp.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Friends received in the JAMES E. LINDSAY FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Harrison City, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Barbara Church with the Rev. V. Paul Fitzmaurice as celebrant. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.


 

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