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Campagna
Joseph S. "Sonny" Campagna Jr., 68, of Plum Borough died April 1, 2001. 
Born March 29, 1933, in Export, he was a son of Joseph Sr. and Rosetta Wible Campagna. 
Surviving are his dear friend and companion, William Knettle of Plum, and a brother, George Campagna. 
He is also survived by an aunt, Rose Evangelista and her husband, Dom; an uncle, Russell Campagna and his wife, Helen; a niece and nephew. 
Friends were received at Edwin N. Wolfe Funeral Home. Interment was at Twin Valley Memorial Park. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Salvation Army.

Vozel
Charles J. Vozel Sr., 85, of Plum Borough died April 14, 2001, in Grand Rapids, Mich. 
Born Sept. 28, 1915, in Boswell, he was the son of Frank Sr. and Anna Muir Vozel. 
He retired with 44 years as a miner at Renton Coal Mine. 
Mr. Vozel was a member of St. Januarius Church and past member of SNPJ of Renton. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Stella Galensky Vozel; one sister; and five brothers. 
Surviving are his children, Charles Vozel Jr. of Allison Park, Patricia Dumez of Grand Rapids, Mich., Joan Dunmyre of Marietta, Ga. and Kathy Ober of Hopewell, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Max, John and Ludwig Vozel; and sisters, Mary Gigliotti and Anna Kinkela. 
Friends will be received 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Stephen P. Dolence Jr. Funeral Home. Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Januarius Church with the Rev. Peter Pilarski officiating. Interment will follow at Plum Creek Cemetery. 

Fabich
Helen M. Fabich, 82, of Plum Borough died April 6, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center. 
Born in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of Adolph and Camilla Zydanowicz Gorczynski. 
Mrs. Fabich was a member and volunteer of the month at Plum Senior Center, and a member of AARP and the Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Church. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Fabich. 
Surviving are her son, Gerard Fabich; a sister, Ruth Gorczynski; and five grandchildren. 
Friends were received at Maurice L. Knee Funeral Home. Services were at St. John the Baptist Church with the Rev. Joseph Mele officiating. Interment was at St. Stanislaus Cemetery.

Fairtrace
James P. Fairtrace, 78, of Holiday Park died July 2, 2001, at Allegheny Valley Hospital. 
Born in Pittsburgh, he was a retired brakeman with Conrail. 
Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Fairtrace; a son, Richard Fairtrace; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 
Friends were received at Gene H. Corl Funeral Home. Services were at Corl Chapel with the Rev. Douglas Thompson officiating. 
Interment was at Plum Creek Cemetery. 

Hedges
Joseph E. Hedges, 93, of Sunnyvale, Calif., formerly of Plum Borough, died July 8, 2001, in Sunnyvale. 
Born Nov. 20, 1907, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Charles and Mary Ann (Smith) Hedges. 
Mr. Hedges was a retired assistant to the dean of men at the University of Pittsburgh. 
He was a former member of the Blackadoor Presbyterian Church and Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church in Murrysville. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances (Conners) Hedges. 
Surviving are his children, Robert Hedges of Scottsdale, Ariz., Frances Lusk of Sunnyvale and James Edward Hedges of Aiken, S.C.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 
Friends will be received 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday at John T. Hart Funeral Home in Murrysville. 
Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. William Paul officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery. 

O'Block
A.I. "Shine" O'Block, 88, died July 6, 2001, at Presbyterian Medical Center in Oakmont. 
Born in Plum, he was the son of Gergor and Frances (Sega) O'Block. 
Mr. O'Block was a retired owner and operator of O'Block Coal Co. and O'Block Excavating Co. 
He was past president and member of the Slovenian Association of Center and the AFU. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret (Arendas) O'Block. 
Surviving are his children, Alice Shelly, Bernadette Funfar, Margaret Downes and David O'Block; a sister, Josephine Podobnik; a brother, Paul O'Block; and seven grandchildren. 
Friends were received at Maurice L. Knee Funeral Home. Services were at St. Bernadette Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph Kennan officiating. 
Interment was at Plum Creek Cemetery. 

Woody
Kenneth R. Woody Sr., 97, of Holiday Park died July 2, 2001, at Forbes Regional. 
Born in Fairmont, W. Va., he was a retired mechanic. 
Mr. Woody was preceded in death by his wife, Maude Woody. 
Surviving are his sons, Kenneth Jr. and Robert Woody; sisters, Glenda Cook and Caryl Marquis; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 
Friends were received at Gene H. Corl Funeral Home. 
Interment was at Restland Memorial Park. 

Dunbar
Harry Dunbar, 80, of Holiday Park died July 7, 2001. 
Born in Brownsville, he was a retired furniture salesman with Sears. 
Surviving are his wife, Ruth Dunbar; his daughter, Suzanne Leja; and two grandchildren. 
Friends were received at Gene H. Corl Funeral Home. Interment was at Redstone Cemetery.

Shaver
Kenton P. Shaver, 80, of Plum Borough died July 29, 2001. 
Born in Detroit, Mich., he was the son of William and Leda (Prichard) Shaver. 
Mr. Shaver was a retired employee of Equitable Gas Co. 
Surviving are his wife, Janet (Murphy) Shaver; his daughter, Marilyn Dzaack of Monroeville; a sister, Helen McNitt. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ann (Harwood) Shaver; and a son, Kenton Shaver. 
Friends will be received 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday at Jobe Funeral Home. Services will be at noon Thursday. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to Forbes Hospice, 6655 Frankstown Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15206. 

Zarisky
Agnes Zarisky, 82, of Renton, Plum Borough, died July 30, 2001, at West Penn Hospital. 
Born Jan. 21, 1919, in Rossiter, she was the daughter of Gusty and Emely (Farkas) Nagy. 
Surviving are her son, Stanley Zarisky of Monroeville; a daughter, Joyce Eshman of Export; four grandchildren; sisters, Julia Horvat, Marion Shyosky and Elizabeth Kuhla; and brothers, Frank, Louis and Zigmond Nagy. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Zarisky; sister, Emily Bone; and a brother, Gusty Nagy Jr. 
Friends will be received 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Stephen P. Dolence Jr. Funeral Home. 
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Frank DeLuce officiating. 
Interment will follow at Plum Creek Cemetery. 

Mikolaczyk
Mary Mikolaczyk, 86, of Plum Borough died July 23, 2001. 
Born in Linhart, Pa., she was the daughter of John Sr. and Sophia (Kish) Shanter. 
Mrs. Mikolaczyk was a homemaker and member of St. John the Baptist Church. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Mikolaczyk. 
Surviving are her children, Nancy Varrato and Jan Mikolaczyk; sisters, Elsie Stasko, Elizabeth Acno, Josephine Nellis, Ella Reshko, Anna Mae Anderson and Theresa Hribal; and a grandchild. 
Friends were received at Maurice L. Knee Funeral Home. Interment was at Plum Creek Cemetery. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to Penn Township Rescue #6, Irwin, Pa. 15642. 

Heid
Herbert Heid, 73, of Verona died July 24, 2001, at UPMC St. Margaret. 
Born July 1, 1928, he was the son of Ralph and Violet t (Thorton) Heid. 
Mr. Heid was retired from J&L Steel. 
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. 
Surviving is his brother, Ralph Heid of Plum Borough. 
Arrangements were handled by Burket-Truby Funeral Home. Interment was at Mt. Hope Cemetery. 

Soxman
Thomas Joseph Soxman, 57, of Penn Hills died July 24, 2001. 
He was the son of Thomas Soxman and the late June Rose (Fisher) Soxman. 
Mr. Soxman was the owner of Soxman Funeral Homes, Roth and Morasco chapels. He graduated with a degree in psychology from John Carroll University. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and went on to graduate from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1971. 
His community membership included Kiwanis Club of Penn Hills, YMCA board member, Knights of Columbus #4242, Penn Hills Chamber of Commerce, Penn Hills Planning Commission, Univer-sal Loyal Order of Moose and president of the board for Plum Senior Citizens Center. As a member of St. John the Baptist Church, he served as Eucharistic minister and on the pastoral council. 
Surviving are his wife, Donna Soxman; his sons, Brian and Mark Soxman; siblings, Nikki and Phil Blough of Rhode Island; and 10 nieces and nephews. 
Friends were received at Soxman Funeral Homes Morasco Chapel. Memorial contributions are suggested to a charity of one's choice.

Gourash
Andrew A. Gourash, 84, of Plum Borough died Feb. 20, 2002. Mr. Gourash was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II where he served as a navigator and was a prisoner of war. 
He was an office manager at Chrysler Co. Parts Division and an active member for more than 50 years of St. John the Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Josephine Gourash; children, Andrew, William and Raymond; two granddaughters, Theresa and Catherine Gourash; a brother, Francis Gourash and his wife, Dorothy; and a sister-in-law, Margaret Gourash. 
Friends were received at Soxman Funeral Homes. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to Vincentian de Marillac Nursing Home for nursing staff development. 

Putzlocker
Margaret Putzlocker, 81, of Plum borough died Feb. 23, 2002. Born in Pittsburgh, she was formerly a clerk with a pharmaceutical company. 
Surviving are her husband, James Putzlocker; her children, Robert Breide and Donna Blackmore; stepsons, Jimmy and Kenny Putzlocker; and a daughter-in-law, Linda Breide. She was preceded in death by her son, Richard Breide; and a grandchild, Emily Breide. 
Friends were received at Soxman Funeral Home Roth Chapel. A service will be at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Plum Creek Cemetery. 

Koah
James Koah, 85, of Plum Borough died Feb. 22, 2002. 
Surviving are his wife, Lucy Koah; children, Charles of Williamsburg, Va., and Carolyn Manzuk of Murrysville; and four grandchildren. 
Friends were received at Gene Van Horn Funeral Home. 

Lehane
William F. Lehane Jr., 64, of Plum Borough died Feb. 23, 2002, in St. Margarets Hospital. 
Born in Pittsburgh, he was the son of William and Gertrude Lehane. Mr. Lehane was a mechanic with Plum Borough School District. 
Surviving are his wife, Gail (Cole) Lehane; his children, William F Lehane III and Phyllis Green; stepchildren, Joseph, Andrew, Heather and Laura Festa, Jackie and Jessie Oliver; and five grandchildren. 
Friends were received at Findlay C. Wylie Funeral Home. 
A service was at St. Bartholomew Church. 
Interment was at Plum Creek Cemetery. 

Mower
Claire K. Mower, 74, of Florida and Grove City died Feb. 24, 2002, at United Community Hospital in Mercer County. 
Born June 16, 1927, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of Norman and Irene (Truitt) Regelman. 
Mrs. Mower was the retired manager of Mower Hardware in Plum Borough. 
She was a member of St. Petersburg (Fla.) Garden Club, Boca Ciega Sail and Power Squadron of Treasure Island, Fla. 
Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Ephraim Mower; her daughters, Cheryl Podwika of Wyoming, Pa., Janet Helms of Destin, Fla., and Kathleen Churilla of Plum; sons, Roy, Ephraim IV, James and Ronald Mower; and a sister, Dorothy Schultz. 
She is also survived by 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 
Arrangements were handled by Jamison Funeral Home in Harrisville, Pa. 
Memorial contributions are suggested to American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15205-4620. 

Sandor
Dorothy Sandor, 60, of Plum Borough died Feb. 19, 2002, at Woodhaven Care Center. 
Born in Lincoln Place, she was the daughter of Helen (Andriso) Gazdacko and the late Steven Gazdacko. 
She was a retired secretary with Pittsburgh X-Ray Imaging Co. 
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, William Sandor; her daughters, Susan Rich and Denise Yonek; and a brother, John Gazdacko. 
Friends were received at Maurice L. Knee Funeral Home. 
A service was at Our Lady of Joy Catholic Church with the Rev. Robert Cedolia officiating. 
Interment was at Plum Creek Cemetery. 

Hendry
Mary E. Hendry, 89, of Plum Borough, formerly of Penn Hills for 40 years, died Feb. 15, 2002. 
Born Oct. 28, 2002, in Fernigaire, Scotland, she was the daughter of John Smith and Jean (Cook) Esson. 
She was a member of Verona Presbyter-ian Church, Eastern Star, Penn Hills Old Timers Association, and Verona Eagles. 
She was also a member of Penn Hills YMCA and Blackadore Avenue Women's Association at Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are her husband, William Hendry Sr.; children, Jean Wynn, William Hendry Jr., Malcolm J.C. Hendry and Mary Panza;11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. 
Friends were received at Burket-Truby Funeral Home. 
Interment was at Mt. Royal Cemetery. 

McGaughey
Lewis O. McGaughey, 76, of Ocala, Fla., formerly of Plum Borough, died Feb. 22, 2002. 
Born in Birdville, Pa., he was a steelworker with Edgewater Steel. 
Mr. McGaughey was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II who served aboard the USS Nicholas. He was a lifetime member of VFW. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite (Wieser) McGaughey. 
Surviving are his children, Marguerite Slaczka, Lewis McGaughey and Lois Wydra; and five grandchildren. 
Friends were received at Soxman Funeral Homes. 
Interment was at Plum Creek Cemetery.


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