Dolores J. Amatucci
Dolores J. Amatucci, 59, of Latrobe, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, in Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born Dec. 12, 1941, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late Frank J. and Christina Bucci Diorio. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Latrobe. She is survived by her husband, William R. Amatucci; a son, William E. Amatucci and wife, Kimberly, of Lorton, Va.; a daughter, Angela K. Brody and husband, Thomas, of Blairsville; a sister, Beverly A. Diorio of Latrobe; three grandchildren, Ryan, Nicholas and Christina; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church with the Rev. Thomas Lukac as celebrant. Interment to follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Unity Township.
Aina Anderson, 96, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, in the Bethlen Home, Ligonier. Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL INC., 144 East Main St., Ligonier, where services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Fred C. Vanderhoff and the Rev. Benton McKee co-officiating. Interment in Ligonier Valley Cemetery. Complete obituary information tomorrow.
Steve Babic, suddenly on Monday, Oct. 22, 2001. Brother of Rose Babic Labash. Uncle of Richard and his wife Kim Labash, and Jennifer Labash Dunmire. Preceded in death by his parents, Steve and Mary Ann Miller Babic. Friends received Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the SPERLING FUNERAL HOME, 123 North Ave., Millvale, where funeral service will be Friday at 11 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Nicholas Church, Millvale, at noon.
Miriam Elizabeth (Parmer) Beltz
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 Katherine Mary (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.
Margaret L. Bonn
Margaret L. Bonn, 91, of Hillside, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, in her home. She was born Feb. 9, 1910, a daughter of the late Thomas and Anna (Gray) Yates. She was a member of the Hillside United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. Bonn, in 1986; a sister, Helen ``Nell'' Cummings; and a great-granddaughter, Hilary Ann Bonn. Survivors include three sons, the Rev. Thomas L. Bonn and wife, Elsie, of Christiansburg, Va., James F. Bonn of Hillside and C. William Bonn of Latrobe; a sister, Betty Patz of Gray Station; four grandsons, Tim Bonn and wife, Sherry, of Vinton, Va., John Bonn of Christiansburg, Va., and Carl and Ian Bonn, both of Latrobe; and a great-grandson, C.J. Bonn. Friends will be received Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the JAMES F. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 25 W. Market St., Blairsville, where service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Thomas L. Bonn and the Rev. James R. Henigin co-officiating. Interment, Blairsville Cemetery.
Ann B. (Ballon) Bronchak
Ann B. (Ballon) Bronchak, age 74, on Monday, Oct. 22, 2001. She was a member of the Prayer Group at Nativity Catholic Church in South Park, as well as the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the former St. John's Roman Catholic Church in Lyndora, Pa. Wife of the late Edward. Beloved mother of Edward P. Bronchak and Evelyn Wade of Virginia Beach, Va. Loving grandmother of Christopher Deabner, Beatrice, Alan E. and Harold Wade. Dear sister of Mary Chuba, Margaret Rock, Charles Ballon, Louise Michaels, Dorothy Fitzpatrick, Thomas Ballon, Frances Sweesy and Karen Cihonski. Daughter of the late Charles and Mary Ballon. She was predeceased by two sisters and one brother. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills, and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME, 201 E. Cunningham St., Butler. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Fidelis Roman Catholic Church Worship Site, Lyndora, Pa.
Russell E. Brown
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
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
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 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.
Olive Mae Demeter
Formerly of Kennedy Township
Olive Mae Demeter, age 84, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, in Mercy Hospital. She was born in Pittsburgh on Aug. 19, 1917, daughter of the late Grover and Elma Geer Marvin. Mrs. Demeter was a homemaker. She is survived by two sons, Grover and his wife Pat, and Gary Demeter, all of North Hills; three grandchildren, Barbara Braucht of Virginia, Carol Coker and Robert Demeter, both of Georgia; four great-grandchildren. Also survived by many friends and relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alle P. Demeter, and a sister, Eula ``Sis'' Kuczynski. Visitation Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Highway, Ross, www.devlinfuneralhome.com, where services will be Friday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Timothy Spring and the Rev. Mark Montgomery will officiate. Burial will follow in Allegheny County Memorial Park, McCandless.
Cynthia J. (Vavra) Dorencamp
Cynthia J. (Vavra) Dorencamp, 72, on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001. Wife of the late Kenneth E. Dorencamp; mother of Cynthia A. Firetto of Baden, Mark of Florida, Tamara Pampena of North Versailles and Craig of Florida; sister of Dolores Brockett of Beaver and the late Steve Vavra; special aunt and godmother of Shaunette Onuska. Also survived by nine grandchildren. Friends may call Thursday 2 to 9 p.m. in the PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave., E. Pittsburgh (412-824-8800). Funeral Friday, details later.
Larry A. `Pork' Eckenrode
Larry A. ``Pork'' Eckenrode, 53, on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, in his home after a brief illness. Loving son of Kathryn Eckenrode Handza of Florida and the late Lloyd (Huck) Eckenrode; brother of Lloyd and his wife Jean Eckenrode of Oil City, and Bill and his wife Jean Eckenrode of Turtle Creek; uncle of Robert, Brian and Daniel Eckenrode and Kelly Beck; nephew of Dorothy (Eckenrode) Lindberg, Libby Basista, Rose Burkovich, Mary Trcic and James Sepcic. Larry was employed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 30 years, most recently as a social worker in the Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services in Pittsburgh. Family viewing Wednesday 2 to 4 p.m.; public visitation Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 4 to 6 p.m. in the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME, INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Service Thursday at 6 p.m., followed by a celebration of Larry's life in the social hall of St. Mary's Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Word of God Parish, Kenmawr Street in Rankin. At Larry's request, in lieu of flowers and memorials, donations may be made to the Indiana County Blind Association, PO Box 1065, Indiana, PA 15701, (724) 465-5549.
Joseph L. Farling
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
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.
Lillian E. Gillooly
Lillian E. Gillooly, age 87, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, in Concord Twp., Ohio. She was born Feb. 11, 1914, in Munhall. Mrs. Gillooly is survived by her son, Robert W. (Mary Ellen) of Concord Twp., and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E., and parents, Jessie and Amy (McClatcher) Crawford. Services will be Thursday at 8 p.m. in the JOHNSON FUNERAL HOME, 368 Mentor Ave., Painesville, Ohio, where friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Graveside Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. in Jefferson Memorial Cemetery, Pleasant Hills.
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.
Myra M. Igersheim
Mars, Formerly of Ross
Myra M. Igersheim, age 69, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, in Suburban General Hospital, Bellevue, after an illness. Born in Knox, Clarion County, on June 26, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Gladys Cobler Moyer. Mrs. Igersheim was a retired assembly line operator for the Cris Candy Co. in Pittsburgh. She attended Dutilh United Methodist Church, Cranberry Twp. Her husband, John C. Igersheim, whom she married Feb. 28, 1948, died Sept. 30, 1994. Also preceding her in death were one son and one brother. Surviving are seven daughters, Myra Abraham of North Carolina, Sylvia Knochel of Valencia, Sandra Stratton of Connecticut, Debra Martin and Cheryl Igersheim, both of West View, Kimberly Igersheim of Mars and Peggy Cowan of Sewickley; four sons, John Igersheim of Grove City, William Igersheim of Ross, Kenneth Igersheim of Pittsburgh and Frank Igersheim of Mars; two sisters, Patricia Hayden and Gloria Jean Welch, both of Texas; also 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Friends received in the MCDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME, INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars, Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Mars Cemetery, Adams Twp.
Eleanor L. Leacock Mansfield Johnson
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 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
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 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.
Betty (Boch) Kemerer
Betty (Boch) Kemerer, age 85, on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, in Manor Care Nursing Home. Wife of the late Raymond ``Lou'' Kemerer; mother of Russell R., Rodney T. and Chris F. Also survived by grandchildren, Craig, Jeffrey, Julie, Laura and Adam. Born in Paintertown, Pa., she grew up in Irwin and was valedictorian of the Norwin High School Class of 1934. A graduate of Seton Hill College and resident of Gibsonia since 1960, Mrs. Kemerer was a founding member of the Friends of Richland Public Library. As she was a teacher and avid lifelong reader, memorial contributions are suggested to the Northern Tier Regional Library, Richland Center, 4015 Dickey Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Oct. 27, at noon in St. Richard Church, Gibsonia. Arrangements by SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME LTD., Bakerstown, www.schellhaasfuneralhome.com.
Stephen L. Kossuth Jr.
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.
William LaGamba, on Monday, Oct. 22, 2001. Beloved husband of Lucretia; father of John of Columbus, Ohio, Rosalind Bieri of South Park, Jeffrey W. of Blandon, Pa., and William L. of Tampa, Fla.; brother of Albert of Verona, Louis of Greentree, Josephine Menna of Pittsburgh and Carmela Bombara of Butler; grandfather of Bill, Philip, Lisa, Amy, Nicholl, Anthony and Courtney; great-grandfather of Sidney and Samantha. Visitation 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in the DAVID J. HENNEY FUNERAL HOME, 6364 Library Road (Route 88), Library. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Friday in St. Joan of Arc Church. Contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 555 Grant Street, Suite 380, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
Dorothy E. Malone
Dorothy E. Malone, 86, on Monday, Oct. 22, 2001. Beloved wife of the late Albert F. Malone; loving mother of Albert F. Malone, Carole J. Hinsch, Raymond P., Richard W. and Kenneth D. Malone; grandmother of Albert, Tracey, Laurie, Amy, Beth, Nicole, Kelly, Jordan, Michael, Nancy and the late Ray; great-grandmother of Maggie, P.J., Alex, Dakota, Shelby, Sydney and Elizabeth. Funeral arrangements by BEINHAUERS. Friends welcome at 2630 W. Liberty Ave., Dormont (A Woodruff Partner), (412) 531-4000, on Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services in the funeral home Thursday at 11 a.m.
Linda Joann Seremet Mellquist
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 Youngwood and Gary Seremet of Orlando, Fla. Friends 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, Unity Cemetery, Unity Township. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.
George Namie, 87, of Fallowfield Township, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, in Mon Valley Hospital, Carroll Township. A son of the late Michael and Habose Dahma Namie, he was born Jan. 21, 1914, in Monongahela. He was a member of St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, Monessen. A lifelong barber, Mr. Namie owned and operated his barber shop in North Belle Vernon from 1948 until 1991. Survivors include a son, Russell G. Namie and wife, Carla, of Youngwood; two daughters, Patricia Marsden and husband, Lloyd, and Georgiann Michener and husband, George M., all of Belle Vernon; and five grandchildren, Mark Dolfi, George D. Michener, Dean Michener, Adam R. Namie and Allison J. Namie. A private service was held Thursday, Oct. 18. Arrangements by the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., Belle Vernon.
Hazel Grace Parker
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 (Kinneer) 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; a great-great-granddaughter, 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 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.
Eleanor (Sappie) Reif
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.
John Duane Rough
John Duane Rough, 78, of Dawson, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, at 9:50 p.m., in Hempfield Manor, Greensburg. Friends will be received in the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME INC., 106 E. Independence St., Perryopolis, Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday until 1 p.m., the hour of service. Interment to follow in Mt. Washington Cemetery, Perryopolis. Graveside military rites will be accorded by the U.S. Marines.
Mercedes Ruffing, age 90, on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, in Jefferson Center, Pittsburgh. She is survived by sons, Paul Ruffing of McKeesport, Dale Ruffing of West Mifflin, Joseph Ruffing of Pittsburgh and Lawrence Ruffing of Munhall; sisters, Regina McElhinney of West Mifflin and Mary Ruffing of Clairton; 20 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Friends may call Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME INC., A Golden Rule Member Firm, 3511 Main St., Munhall. Mass of Christian Burial Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, West Mifflin, with the Rev. Michael J. Polak as celebrant (Please meet at the church.) Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, West Mifflin.
Joseph F. Ruscin
Formerly of Latrobe
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.
Anna M. Scholar
Leeper, Clarion County,
Formerly of Pittsburgh
Anna M. Scholar, 73, on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001. Beloved wife of Paul J.; loving mother of Paulette Kolcun, Paul G., Dennis J. and Douglas A. Scholar; dear grandmother of 14; cherished great-grandmother of one. Visitation 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in Nativity Catholic Church, South Park. Interment in Jefferson Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Edna K. Schulte
Edna K. Schulte, 90, of Pittsburgh, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, in the Baldwin Residential Care Home. Born in McKees Rocks on June 18, 1911, she was the daughter of William H. and Daisy Bilby King. Surviving are her daughter, Edna L. Suite of Pittsburgh; her son, Martin H. Schulte of Vandergrift; also one grandson and one great-grandson. Preceding her in death was her husband, Howard H. Schulte. Friends received Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the SIMONS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 7720 Perry Highway, Ross, www.simonsfuneralhomeinc.com. Services Friday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Shirey officiating.
Mary Ann Smith
Mary Ann Smith, 40, on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001. She is survived by her loving parents, Ralph E. ``Bud'' and Ida Hailstone Smith of Bellevue; a brother, Robert W. Smith, his wife Karen and their daughter Leanna of Plum Borough; a sister, Lynne S. Lubbert and her husband Michael of Avalon; also aunts, uncles, cousins and her beloved pets. Mary Ann was a graduate of Northgate High School and the Bradford Business School. Friends invited Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the ORION C. PINKERTON FUNERAL HOME, INC., A Golden Rule Member Firm, 1014 California Avenue, Avalon (North Boros), where funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. Burial in Allegheny County Memorial Park in McCandless. Memorials are suggested to Diabetes Research, c/o Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 3705 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, or to Animal Friends, 2646 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
Alexander J. Stewart Sr.
Alexander J. ``Sandy'' Stewart Sr., 65, of Fellsburg, Rostraver Township, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, in his home. Born Feb. 10, 1936, in Rostraver Township, he was the son of the late George R. and Sara (Greenwood) Stewart. Mr. Stewart was a former employee of American Chain & Cable in Monessen and also owned and operated his own tractor-trailer, hauling for Perkins Furniture Transport at the time of his retirement in 1998. He was a former fire chief of Rostraver Central Volunteer Fire Company and a member of the Scottish Clan of Donora. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Evelyn (Shoemaker) Stewart; a son, Sgt. Alexander Jay Stewart and wife, Min-Gi, of Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash.; three daughters, Amy Kent and husband, Ronald, of Roscoe, Audrey Richardson and husband, Brian, of Greensburg and Aurlie Dover and husband, John, of San Pedro, Calif.; a brother, Ret. Col. George R. Stewart of Universal City, Texas; a sister, Thora S. Hazy of Beaver; and eight grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Phyllis O'Donnel and Jean Volk. Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JAMES C. STUMP FUNERAL HOME INC., 580 Circle Drive, Sweeney Plan/Rostraver Township, where service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Kent Lighthall officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Red Cross.
Frederick R. Trout Sr.
Formerly of Jefferson Hills and Elizabeth Township
Frederick R. Trout Sr., 58, on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, in Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala, Fla. He was born in Asheville, N.C., Jan. 1, 1943, son of the late Harvey and Kathleen Schneider Trout. Mr. Trout was a former buyer for Guardian Industries in Floreffe, Pa. He was a member of Leesburg First Assembly of God Church in Leesburg, Fla., and All-Faith Bible Study at Spruce Creek Country Club in Summerfield, Fla. Survived by his wife, Judith (Umbel) Trout; sons and stepson, Fred Trout Jr. of Douglasville, Ga., Jeff Trout of Lithia Springs, Ga., and Jamison Foster of Elizabeth; a stepdaughter, Jennifer Trail of Elizabeth; six grandchildren; and cousins. Visitation Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 Second St., Elizabeth. Funeral Service in the funeral home chapel Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Kevin Barner officiating. Burial in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.
Arthur M. Uncapher
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 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.
Josephine (Brunclik) Wallace
Oakmont, Formerly of Monroeville
Josephine (Brunclik) Wallace, 87, of Oakmont, formerly of Monroeville. Wife of the late Alphonse Wallace; mother of Ronald and Glenn Wallace; sister of the late Mary Lancaster, Bessie Dashkewitz, Joseph, Charles, Frank and Lawrence Brunclik; sister-in-law of Josie Brunclik; aunt of Dolores McMahon, Joan Santner, Bob Lancaster and Marlene Tahaney. Also survived by many great and great-great-neices and -nephews. Friends received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the JOHN L. QUINLAN FUNERAL HOME INC, 11th and Airbrake avenues, Turtle Creek, where service will be Thursday at 10 a.m.
William T. Wesolowski
William T. Wesolowski, 69, of Everson, died early Monday morning, Oct. 22, 2001, in Westmoreland Manor, Hempfield Township. Bill's family will receive friends at the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, 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.
Fannie Jane Yount of Brighton Heights
John Winfield Yount of South Park Township
Fannie Jane Yount, 70, of Brighton Heights, died Friday, May 25, 2001, in an automobile accident in Armstrong County. Her brother, John Winfield Yount, 80, of South Park Twp., died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, as a result of the injuries he sustained in the same accident that took his sister's life. They were both preceded in death by their parents, Harry Edwin and Lena Shaffer Yount, and a brother, Merle Ray Yount. Survived by a loving sister, Betty Lou Yount of Avalon. John was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ann (Simmons) Yount. He is also survived by Betty Ann's sons, Craig Simmons and his wife Debbie and their son Matthew of Virginia, and Barry Simmons and his wife Jan of New Hampshire. Fannie Jane Yount was retired from US Steel, USX where she had been an executive secretary in the engineering department. John Yount was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and was a retired pharmacist from the Allegheny County Board of Health. During World War II, he served in Europe with the U.S. Army Air Corps and was a member of the VFW. Both graduated from Oliver High School. A memorial service in celebration of their lives will be Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at 3 p.m. in First United Methodist Church, Centre Avenue at Aiken in Shadyside. Memorials, if desired, are suggested to the church, Animal Friends on Penn Avenue or a charity of choice. Arrangements are by the ORION C. PINKERTON FUNERAL HOME INC.
Stephen Davenport, 48, Hill District. Allegheny County Coroner's Office.
Jeanie Davis, 46, Downtown. Allegheny County Coroner's Office.
Elizabeth May (Stevens) Hazen, 96, of Bullskin Township, formerly of Scottdale, on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, Scottdale.
Orie Jackson, 74, Garfield. Allegheny County Coroner's Office.
Frank J. Mikan Sr., 84, Sharpsburg. Worrell, Sharpsburg.
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