Pearl M. Angelucci
Pearl M. Angelucci, age 82, on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001. Born in Pittsburgh on June 10, 1919, Mrs. Angelucci was a homemaker. Beloved wife of the late Frank G. Angelucci; mother of Marie Pietrzak and Linda Mullin; grandmother of Kathleen Mullin and Dana Pietrzak; sister of Mary Louise Lococo, and the late Marion Lococo, Rose Busin, John, Joseph S. and Frances Lococo. Friends received WEDNESDAY ONLY from 2 to 9 p.m. in the THOMAS P. KUNSAK FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3552 California Ave. at Davis Avenue, Brighton Heights. Funeral Mass Thursday at 10:15 a.m. in the Little Sisters of the Poor Chapel, 1028 Benton Ave., Brighton Heights. Interment in the chapel at Christ Our Redeemer, North Side Catholic Cemetery, Ross.
Christina Dolores Appleby
Christina Dolores Appleby, 86, passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, after a long battle with cancer. Born Dec. 29, 1914, in Eleanora, Pa., she was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt, sister and friend who will forever be remembered in our thoughts and hearts. All who knew her found her to be caring and friendly. Christina was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Edward Appleby; and a stepson, Robert Appleby. She is survived by a son, Gavin Appleby and his wife, Pattie; a stepson, William Appleby and his wife, Marilyn; Robert Appleby's wife, Barbara; grandchildren, Christie DeMasi, Kenny Hartley, Christopher Appleby, Vicki Bentley, Tammy Fulk, Michael Appleby, Debra Ellison, Denise Ballew and Lisa Rumon; great-grandchildren, Joseph DeMasi, Drew DeMasi, Susan Bentley, Rachel Ramey, Rebekah Bentley, Anna Bentley, Leah Bentley, Raymond Fulk, Melissa Medley, Samantha Medley and Sophie Appleby; a great-great-grandson, Hunter; nieces and nephews; many loving friends, her wonderful bridge group and the Foxcroft community. No visitation. A memorial service was held Saturday, Oct. 13, in the clubhouse at Foxcroft Condominiums in Atlanta. An additional memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. in the Christ United Methodist Church, 100 Lincoln Ave., Youngwood. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hospice Atlanta, 1244 Park Vista Road, Atlanta, GA 30319. Arrangements entrusted to H.M. PATTERSON & SON, Spring Hill Chapel, 1020 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309, 404-876-1022.
Evelyn G. Banasick
Evelyn G. Banasick, 74, of Everson Valley Road, Bullskin Township, passed away early Tuesday morning, Oct. 16, 2001, in her home. Evelyn was born March 10, 1927, in Leisenring, a daughter of the late Frank and Mary Sasky Wardzella. A loving wife and mother, she was previously employed as a production scheduler with the former Modulus Corporation, Mt. Pleasant. Years ago, she also served as an office employee for Columbia Gas in Connellsville. Evelyn was a longtime member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale, a 1945 graduate of Connellsville High School and a graduate of Connellsville Business School. She enjoyed bowling at City and Yough Lanes and was a member of the Rainbow Bowling League. Evelyn is survived by her loving family: her husband of 50 years, Michael L. Banasick, whom she married June 16, 1951; her children, Shawn M. Banasick of Kent, Ohio and friend, Yoko and Erik F. Banasick and wife, Lisa (Allen), of West Newton. Shawn holds a Ph.D. and teaches geography at Kent State, Erik works at Groff Tractor & Equipment, New Stanton, and Lisa is employed by the Norwin School District. In addition to her parents, Evelyn was preceded in death by her sister, Elaine Wardzella. Family and friends will be received Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, 724-887-5300, e-mail, email@example.com, where a prayer service will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Scottdale, with the Rev. Father Leonard W. Stoviak as celebrant. A graveside committal service and interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family suggests Mass offerings at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church in memory of Evelyn G. Banasick. A parish wake service will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Love Lasts Forever!
Nancy Rose Bevilacqua
Nancy Rose Bevilacqua, 80, of Avonmore, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Tarentum. She was born July 11, 1921, in Monarch, a daughter of the late Joseph and Madeline Carcelli Abbati. Mrs. Bevilacqua was a member of the St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church in Avonmore, the Altar Rosary Society and Fannie Sellins Lodge 47. She was employed by the Kiski Area School District for over 15 years as a cafeteria aide. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, John Abbati and Joseph, James and Primo Pacy; four sisters, Anna Corsini, Linda Cimra, Mary Matarrano and Santina Punzarello. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Herman D. Bevilacqua; a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Donna) Seben of Saltsburg; a son, Ronald J. Bevilacqua of Pittsburgh; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Friends received Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the KELLY L. CORRIDONI FUNERAL HOME LTD., 400 Indiana Ave., Avonmore. Parish wake service will be conducted Wednesday at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in the St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. William J. Homolak as celebrant. Interment will follow in the West View Cemetery, Avonmore.
Justina F. Baur Braun
Justina F. Baur Braun, age 92, peacefully on Monday, Oct. 15, 2001. Beloved wife of the late C. Harry Braun; mother of Barbara (Rusty) Hyde, Sister Ann, R.S.M., and Harriett (Bill) Schmidt; sister of Ann Schantz and the late Joseph Baur; grandmother of David and Eric Hyde, Daniel and Paula Schmidt and Kristina Mechling. Also survived by six great-grandchildren. Family to receive friends noon to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the MCDERMOTT FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1225 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks (Family owned and operated since 1886), www.mcdermottfuneralhome.com. Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Friday at St. John of God Parish in St. Mary's Church. The family wishes to thank all the staff on 3B at Kane Hospital, Scott Twp., for all the care given to Justina. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kane Regional Center, Scott Township, 300 Kane Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15243.
Virginia (Bogman) Campbell
Vanport, Formerly of Irwin
Virginia (Bogman) Campbell, 78, of Vanport, formerly of Irwin, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, in North Huntingdon. She was born Sept. 15, 1923, in Beaver, a daughter of the late Charles Gross and Blanche (Johnston) Bogman. She was a former member of the West Hempfield Presbyterian Church. She was a 1941 graduate of Beaver High School and attended Indiana State Teachers College. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald H. Campbell, on Dec. 12, 1988; and a daughter, Melissa Campbell. Survivors include three sons, Michael Campbell of Ephrata, Bryan Campbell of Irwin and Gregg Campbell of Simpsonville, S.C.; a brother, Charles Bogman of Peoria, Ariz.; a sister, Harriet Weidman of Hudson, Ohio; and six grandchildren, Andrew, Merry, Ryan, Matthew, Brooke and Jeremy Campbell. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel at the VINCENT V. RODGERS FUNERAL HOME, 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin, with the Rev. Charles F. Hildbold officiating. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Institute for Cancer Research, 1759 R Street NW, Washington, DC 20009, or a charity of choice.
Formerly of Penn Township
Gary DeMarchi, 65, formerly of Penn Township, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, in Phoenix, Ariz., after a lengthy illness. He was the son of the late Francis and Mary DeMarchi. Survived by two brothers, Victor of Trafford and Jesse; and nieces and nephews. No visitation. Interment is private. Arrangements by the HANSEN MORTUARY, Phoenix, Ariz.
Anna H. Drury
Anna H. Drury, age 93, of Mt. Washington, on Monday, Oct. 15, 2001. Beloved mother of Olethea Janet Millard. Funeral private. Burial in Chartiers Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to DANIEL T. D'ALESSANDRO LTD.
Mary H. Hotsur Dubosky
Mary H. Hotsur Dubosky, 85, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, in the Baldock Health Care Centre. She was born July 23, 1916, in North Huntingdon, a daughter of the late Charles and Helen Scripish Hotsur. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Michael A. Dubosky; two brothers, Pete Hoczur and George Hotsur; and two sisters, Helen Pribanic and Marge Colbert. She is survived by two daughters, Veronica Loskey of Irwin and JoAnne McKenzie of Berkley, Mich.; a son, Michael J. Dubosky of North Huntingdon; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Hotsur of East McKeesport; a sister, Joyce New of Toano, Va.; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Friday (time and place to be announced), with interment following in Immaculate Conception cemetery.
Eugene F. `Gene' Elder
Eugene F. ``Gene'' Elder, 58, unexpectedly on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001. Beloved husband of Kathleen McFarland Elder of Ben Avon. Also survived by loving children, Patrick Joseph Elder of Bellevue, Mary Katherine ``Katie'' Elder of Ben Avon and her fiance' Ralph J. Blundo of New Castle, and Ann Talley Elder of Buffalo, N.Y.; a brother, Edward T. Elder of Hopewell Twp.; a sister, Elvira L. ``Sis'' Munroe of Quincy, Mass.; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Mr. Elder and his wife were the co-owners of Elder Cleaning Service of Ben Avon. He was a 1962 graduate of Neville High School, an avid golfer and had been a member of the board of directors of ACCORD, the Avonworth Community Park, for many years. Friends invited Tuesday 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 Ave., Avalon (North Boros). Mass of Christian Burial Thursday at noon in the Church of the Assumption, Bellevue. Memorials are suggested to the Capital Campaign of Assumption Church, 45 N. Sprague Avenue, or to Genesis House, 139 N. Fremont Avenue, both in Bellevue, PA 15202.
Catherine M. Faust
Catherine M. Faust, age 84, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, in UPMC Passavant, McCandless. She was born in Sykesville, Pa., on Oct. 1, 1917, daughter of the late Stephen and Mary Zoller Burich. Mrs. Faust was a homemaker. Survived by two sons, Edward H. Faust of Ohio Twp. and Charles H. Faust of Cincinnati, Ohio; a grandson, Kevin Faust of Ohio; a sister, Anna Soberay of Nevada; and a brother, Frank Burich of Florida. Preceded in death by her husband, Herman M. Faust; and four brothers, George, Joseph, Michael and Steve Burich. Visitation Wednesday 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 Thursday at 11 a.m. Burial in Allegheny County Memorial Park.
Bessie M. Chapman Forrester
Bessie M. Chapman Forrester, 81, of Jeannette, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, in her home. She was born Feb. 29, 1920, in Renova, the daughter of the late Frank L. Chapman and Julia A. Saltsman Chapman Snyder. Prior to retirement, she was employed by Jeannette District Memorial Hospital as a licensed practical nurse. She was a member of the Grace United Church of Christ, Jeannette, and its Consistory. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Duncan Forrester Jr.; and two brothers, Frank and Bernard Chapman. She is survived by three daughters, Donna Shively of New Stanton, Joanne Popella of Greenwood, S.C., and LeeAnn Christie of Greensburg; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Grace United Church of Christ, 119 N. Second St., Jeannette, with the Rev. Robin Keating officiating. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township.
Jean M. Frost
Formerly of Latrobe
Jean M. Frost, 82, of Carmel, Ind., formerly of Latrobe, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, in Carmel. She was born May 4, 1919, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late Evan L. and Louise (Gilson) Moberg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy A. Frost; two grandchildren; and two sisters, Ruth Gressingh and Louise Robbins. She is survived by two daughters, Nancy F. Myers and Peggy L. Forgey; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two sisters, Peggy McFeaters of Latrobe and Carol Moberg of Pittsburgh; and a brother, Jack Moberg of Marietta, Ohio. There will be no visitation. Funeral services and interment in Unity Cemetery will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent Hospice, P.O. Box 40970, Indianapolis, IN 46209. HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe, in charge of arrangements.
Eleanor June Furwa
Eleanor June Furwa, 71, of Southwest (Hecla), died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, in Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born July 26, 1930, in Nemacolin, a daughter of the late John and Anna Lazarchak Holopka. She was a parishioner of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church of Trauger, a graduate of Cumberland Township High School of Carmichael, a member of the Hilltop Quilters of Trauger, the Thursday Night Women's Card Club and was an avid bingo player. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, John Holopka of Pittsburgh and Charles Holopka of Long Island, N.Y.; and two sisters, Mary Kennedy of Pittsburgh and Helen Stevens of Patterson, N.J. She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Walter ``Happy'' Furwa; three sons, Daniel Furwa and wife, Janet, of Lake Orion, Mich., David Furwa and wife, Susan, of Pittsburgh and John Furwa and wife, Jacqueline, of Latrobe; a daughter, Deborah Truswell and husband, Ron, of Pleasant Unity; seven grandchildren, Lynne, Angela, Ron, Danny, Nicole, Courtney and Connor; two great-grandchildren, Mikayla and Madelane; two sisters, Ann DeMarco of Penn Hills and Margaret Fougel of Patterson, N.J.; and a brother, George Hall of Mansfield, Ohio. The family will receive friends at the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, Norvelt, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 3 to 9 p.m. A Panachida service will be held Friday at 9:15 a.m. in the funeral home followed by Divine Liturgy to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Byzantine Church with Father Christopher R. Burke as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. A Parastas service will be held in the funeral home Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Sandra L. Hoffer, funeral director.
The Rev. Arthur L. Garbin
The Rev. Arthur L. Garbin, on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, age 85, of Coraopolis, where he was chaplain to the provincial house of the Felician Sisters. The Rev. Garbin was ordained in 1941 at St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe by the late Bishop Hugh Boyle. This year marked the Rev. Garbin's 60th year of priesthood. The call to the priesthood was so subtle for him that he did not take it seriously until his last year of high school. He once said, ``God's call is not easily discernible. If the thought enters your mind, don't let go of it. Ask Christ to let you know what He really wants of you. What prompted me to go to the seminary? I really don't know for sure, but my mother's spiritual life and my involvement in the church, rectory and convent were much a part of my life.'' The Rev. Garbin was raised in Pittsburgh and studied at St. Peter School, St. Vincent College and St. Vincent Seminary. He was retired but devoted his ministry to pastoral work throughout the diocese. He was parochial vicar of St. Vincent De Paul in Leisenring, St. Clare in Clairton, Madonna del Castello in Swissvale and St. Januarius in Renton. He served at St. Anthony Village as chaplain, was founding pastor of Our Lady of Loreto in Brookline and was pastor of St. Michael in Butler. The Rev. Garbin was district director of the Holy Name Society of Braddock/Swissvale, co-director of a Catholic radio program, notary and judge of the diocesan tribunal, director of the diocesan family planning office in Butler, a member of the diocesan school board and clergy pension board, director of the Ministry to Priests program, director of the Cardinal Wright Center and director of St. John Vianney Manor in Crafton. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Emma Scavino Garbin, and his brother, Mario S. Garbin. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Charlotte Garbin; nieces, Jacqueline G. Leoni and Lisa Garbin Cornack; nephew, Mario S. Garbin Jr.; also grandnieces and -nephew. Friends received Tuesday 5 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. in the Felician Sisters provincial house, 1500 Woodcrest Ave., Coraopolis. Mass of Translation Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the convent chapel. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday at 10 a.m. in the convent chapel. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Loreto Church, 1905 Pioneer Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15226; the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, 111 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15222; or the Felician Sisters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Province, 1500 Woodcrest Avenue, Coraopolis, PA 15108. Funeral arrangements by ANTHONY J. SANVITO INC. FUNERAL HOME, 412-264-3050.
Kimberly (Kimmy) A. Grego
Kimberly (Kimmy) A. Grego, age 40, on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001. She was born Jan. 29, 1961, in Pittsburgh. Beloved mother of Anthony Paul Grego; daughter of Fritz and Mary Grego; sister of Sandra Grego and Gina Janaszek; aunt of Jake Janaszek and Sam Riley; sister-in-law of Jock Janaszek; niece of Joe Koenig and Carol Hand. Friends received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in the HEALY-HAHN FUNERAL HOME, 425 Grant Ave., Millvale. Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Spirit Church Friday at 10 a.m. Interment in Lakewood Memorial Park, Cheswick.
Inez Ruth Hazlett Hansen
Formerly of Jeannette
Inez Ruth Hazlett Hansen, 91, formerly of Jeannette, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, in Flowers Hospital, Dothan, Ala. She was born June 28, 1910, in Wilmerding, a daughter of the late John F. and Annie Elizabeth Eaton Hazlett. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Jeannette, First United Methodist Church of Dothan, Ala., the Progressive Women's Club of Jeannette, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rolph T. Hansen Sr., in 1980; a brother, John B. Hazlett; and two sisters, Alice McCarthy and Bessie Rhorkaste. She was a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania Teachers College and was a school teacher for many years, having taught in East Pittsburgh, Manor, Lincoln Heights and Seneca Heights. During World War II, she served as a volunteer for the American Red Cross while living in Pennsylvania. She is survived by a son, Rolph T. Hansen Jr., and his wife, Jackie, of Jeannette; a daughter, Christine Wells and her husband, Clyde, of Dothan, Ala.; a sister, Evelyn H. Beamer of Harrisburg; three grandchildren, Karen Hilton and husband, Kevin, of Charlotte, N.C., Claire Wells of Dothan, Ala., and Rolph T. Hansen III of Jeannette; a great-grandson, Collin Hilton of Charlotte N.C.; two brothers-in-law, William K. Hansen of Greensburg and Richard Rhorkaste of Irwin; two sisters-in-law, Betty Hazlett and Barbara Hazlett, both of Florida; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and a very dear friend, Dorothy Brown of Greensburg. She was a loving, gentle and caring person who will be missed by all who knew her. Friends will be received in the LAWRENCE J. MCCLURE FUNERAL HOME, 112 N. Second St., Jeannette, Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 3:30 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 4 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church, Bullett Avenue, Jeannette, with the Rev. David D. Hunt officiating (PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH). Interment will follow in Brush Creek Cemetery, Hempfield Township. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the First Presbyterian Church Library Fund.
(June) Helen V. Hoffman
(June) Helen V. Hoffman, age 92, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, in Jeannette Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. 7, 1909, in Pittsburgh. She was the daughter of the late Harold A. McLean and Alma Weber McLean. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Leo A. Hoffman, and sisters, Dorothy Carter and Pauline Knox Siefert. She is survived by her daughters, Marjorie Abriola of Pittsburgh, Shirley Davis of Toms River, N.J., and Virginia Hackwelder of Jeannette; also eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Sister of Nancy Barrett of Willow Grove, Pa. Friends received 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL, 4335 Northern Pike, Monroeville, where services will be Friday at 10 a.m. Interment in Lakewood Memorial Gardens, Indiana Twp.
John Homer, 87, of Smithton, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, in Mon Valley Hospital Inc., Carroll Township. He was born Feb. 18, 1914, in New York, a son of the late Michael and Pauline Homer. Mr. Homer was a coal miner, having retired from Republic Steel and Banning Four. He was a member of the Olive Branch Baptist Church in Rostraver Township, where he served as a trustee and deacon, and was a member of the Men's Class. He was also a member of the United Mine Workers Union. He is survived by a son, James W. Homer of Florida; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and David Jacobs of Smithton; two sisters, Mary Pleva of Dawson and Ann Simzisko of Jacobs Creek; four grandchildren, David W., Daniel L. and Christopher M. Jacobs and Claudia Homer; and four great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Belle (Walker) Homer, on Jan. 29, 1998; and three brothers, Stanley, Peter and Michael Homer. Friends will be received Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and 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. Family and friends will meet for a service Friday at 11 a.m. in the Olive Branch Baptist Church, Rostraver Township, with the Rev. Norman Melser officiating. Interment will follow in the Olive Branch Cemetery, Rostraver Township.
Patricia (Pietrzyk) Kranick
Patricia (Pietrzyk) Kranick, on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001. Wife of Carl J. Kranick; mother of Stacey E., Timothy J., Jody Kranick and Yolly. Grandmother of Christopher, Caroline and Austin. No visitation. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in St. Stanislaus Church, 21st at Smallman Street in the Strip District. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Three Rivers Youth Outreach Program, (The Hub) 26th at Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Funeral arrangements by WEDDELL-AJAK FUNERAL HOME, 100 Center Ave., Aspinwall.
Maria C. Kuhel
Maria C. Kuhel, 92, of Greensburg, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Aug. 17, 1909, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Antonio and Maria Minogna Felice. She was retired from the Greensburg Salem School District, and was a member of Our Lady of Grace Church, Greensburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ignatius Kuhel; two sons, Anthony and Joseph; a grandson, Robert Domineck; a brother, Michael Felice; and a sister, Katherine Panichella. Survivors include three children, Robert Kuhel and wife, Anona, Marietta Domineck and husband, Joseph, and Patricia Pardi, all of Greensburg; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Moffa of Greensburg and Emma Santella of Shrewbury; and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends received at the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, 724-837-0020, www.pantalone.com, Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers will be held in the funeral home Wednesday at 1 p.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 1:30 p.m. in Our Lady of Grace Church, Greensburg. Interment will follow in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery. Natale N. Pantalone, supervisor.
Cletus McCue, age 67, of Lawrenceville, on Monday, Oct. 15, 2001. Beloved son of the late Miles and Loretta. Brother of the late Titus. Visitation THURSDAY 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the DANIEL T. D'ALESSANDRO FUNERAL HOME LTD., Butler at 46th streets, Lawrenceville. Funeral Mass in Our Lady of the Angels, St. Mary Church, Friday at 10 a.m.
Rose L. (Kurzawski) Morgan
Rose L. (Kurzawski) Morgan, on Monday, Oct. 15, 2001. Wife of the late Robert L. Morgan. Beloved mother of Barbara Nye, Robert Jr., Richard, Rose and Ronald Morgan. Also survived by eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Friends received Tuesday and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the READSHAW FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1503 Brownsville Road, Carrick, www.readshawfuneralhome.com, where a Blessing Service will be Thursday at 10 a.m. Interment in South Side Cemetery.
Wanda A. Morra
Wanda A. Morra, 82, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, in UPMC Passavant. Mrs. Morra was vice president and treasurer for Morr-Craft Products, Inc. She was born in Bishop, Pa., on March 23, 1919, daughter of William and Bessie Janis Kavecki. Surviving are two daughters, Kathy E. Ackerman of Edmond, Okla., and Karen C. Morra of McCandless; two brothers, William F. Kavecki and Edward S. ``Dutch'' Kavecki, both of McCandless; also her dearest friend, Rita Diethrich. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Morra, and her sister, Helen C. Baldwin. Friends received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the SIMONS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 7720 Perry Highway, Ross, www.simonsfuneralhomeinc.com. Services will be in the chapel of the funeral home Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Interment will follow in Allegheny County Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mary Elizabeth Morris
Mary Elizabeth ``Betty'' Morris, 86, of Butler, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, in Butler Memorial Hospital. Born Nov. 26, 1914, in Bolivar, the daughter of the late Francis Elliott Robinson and Rebecca Hammond. She was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in America, the Butler Gideon Auxiliary and the Elizabeth Circle. Survivors include a son, Larry G. Morris of Boulder City, Nev.; a daughter, Mrs. Randall J. (Diane) Hixson of Springfield, Va.; a brother, John W. Robinson of Johnstown; a sister, Mrs. Robert L. (Anna Brett) Brown of Jupiter, Fla.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her husband, Fred C. Morris, on Nov. 25, 1986; an infant son; and a brother. Friends were received Tuesday at the THOMPSON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME INC., 124 E. North St., Butler. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Westminster Presbyterian Church in America, 420 N. Main St., Butler, PA 16001, followed by interment in Westview Cemetery, Bolivar. Memorials may be made to the church.
Elnora R. (Layton) Naugle
Elnora R. (Layton) Naugle, 82, of Greensburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born April 18, 1919, in Madera (Clearfield County), a daughter of the late Henry E. and Ella N. (Dimond) Layton. She was a member of the Pleasant Unity United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Naugle; five brothers, Homer, Clarence, Ralph, Charles and Richard Layton; and two sisters, Genevieve Layton and Violet Rice. She is survived by her son, Clarence W. Naugle at home; her daughter, Sandra L. Erb and husband, Charles, of New Alexandria; two grandchildren, Janel L. Brown of Mt. Pleasant and John Evanichko of Bradenville; two great-grandchildren, Ivy and Zachary Jr.; two brothers, Irvin and Henry Layton, both of Johnstown; and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the GAUT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., Pleasant Unity, where service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Clark R. Kerr officiating. Interment will follow in St. Paul Reformed Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Township.
Georgianna (Steineck) O'Leary
Georgianna (Steineck) O'Leary, 72, on Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, in her home. She was born Feb. 12, 1929, in Pittsburgh, daughter of William Michael and Marie Winter Steineck. Mrs. O'Leary was a homemaker and member of St. John Neumann Church, Franklin Park, and its Over 50 Club. Wife of James J. O'Leary; mother of Karen Marie Butler of Spring Hill, Fla., Maria L. Holtz of West View and Frederick J. O'Leary of Shadyside; grandmother of Jennifer and A.J. Obrosky of Spring Hill, Fla., and R.C. and Elena Holtz of West View. Preceded in death by her parents; a son, Matthew C. O'Leary on Oct. 15, 2000; two sisters, Louise Plunkett and Betty Adams. Visitation Wednesday and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1032 Perry Highway, Ross, www.brandtfuneralhome.com. Mass of Christian Burial Friday at 10 a.m. in St. John Neumann Church with the Rev. William Bovard as celebrant. Entombment in the mausoleum at St. Alphonsus Cemetery, Wexford. Memorials may be made to St. John Neumann Church, 2230 Rochester Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.
Beatrice (Kinsey) Lauffer Shaw
Beatrice (Kinsey) Lauffer Shaw, 84, of Irwin, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, in Jeannette. She was born Jan. 9, 1917, in Shafton, a daughter of the late William F. and Mary L. (Lucas) Kinsey. She was an LPN nurse at Briarcliff Pavilion, retiring in 1989. She was a member of Heritage Baptist Church, Jeannette, the Manor senior citizens, a past president of the Manor Women's Club, the Greater Greensburg senior citizens, the Progressive Women's Club of Youngwood and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Youngwood V.F.D. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl W. Lauffer, on March 5, 1986; a brother, Russell Kinsey; a sister, Emily Carter; and a nephew, Arthur Kinsey. Survivors include a son, Mark A. Lauffer of Latrobe; a daughter, Carole Urias of North Huntingdon; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a nephew, John R. Kinsey of Irwin. Friends received Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the VINCENT V. RODGERS FUNERAL HOME, 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin, where service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Robert D. Ross officiating. Interment, Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon.
Pauline T. Smith
Pauline T. Smith, 76, of Greensburg, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born March 30, 1925, in Brownsville, a daughter of the late Paul and Barbara (Grdich) Smith. Prior to retirement, Ms. Smith had been employed by the Bell Telephone Co., and was a member of the Church of St. Paul, Greensburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Smith, and a sister, Mary Kissell Shelton. She is survived by her son, Dr. Philip P. Garner of Cleveland Heights, Ohio; two grandchildren, Alexander and Naomi Garner; a brother, John E. Smith of Greensburg; and four sisters, Kathryn Fannerella, Helen Smith, and Roseann and her husband Frank Dean, all of Greensburg, and Patricia and her husband James Reavis of Pittsburgh; and a number of nieces and nephews. There will be no public visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Church of St. Paul, Greensburg. Interment will follow in the Greensburg Catholic Cemetery, Hempfield Twp. The family suggests memorial contributions in lieu of flowers to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by the BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg.
Alfonse `Al' M. Stanton (Stankunas)
Alfonse ``Al'' M. Stanton (Stankunas), 91, on Monday, Oct. 15, 2001. Beloved husband of the late Ann (Mitchell) and Virginia (Breitigan). Father of Thomas Stanton of Shadyside, Carol Stanton of West Homestead and Marilyn Martin of State College. Brother of Walter Stann and C. Francis Stann, both of Florida, Edmund Stankunas of Baldwin and Emily Paukstitus of Maryland. Grandfather of Ann, Blake and Quinn Stanton, and Matt and Doug Martin. Friends received Wednesday and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. Funeral Mass Friday at noon in St. Anthony Church of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, Homestead. The family suggests donations to the Duquesne University Scholarship for Journalism, 600 Forbes Avenue, 413 Admin. Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15282.
Formerly of Jefferson Boro
Helen Tamburino, 86, on Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, in Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. She was born Feb. 21, 1915, in McKeesport, daughter of the late Paul and Helen (Bujko) Slifko. Mrs. Tamburino was a homemaker and member of Wilson Presbyterian Church in Clairton. Wife of the late Eli Tamburino; mother of Linda Nahay of Waynesboro, Va., and David E. Tamburino of Laurel, Md.; sister of Joseph Slifko of Port Vue and John Slifko of Ann Arbor, Mich. Also survived by three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Visitation Wednesday 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 Thursday at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Ben Robinson. Graveside service and burial in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills.
Nicholas `Nick' Tomasic
Nicholas ``Nick'' Tomasic, 86, on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001. Mr. Tomasic was a retired employee with Westinghouse, East Pittsburgh Plant. He was also a member of the Croatian Fraternal Union, Lodge #736. Husband of the late Mary K. (Kresich) Tomasic; father of Nicholas A. Tomasic and wife Theresa of Plum, and Adrianne ``Boots'' Tomasic of North Braddock; grandfather of Nick G. Tomasic and wife Susan of Murrysville, and Jamie Tomasic Volpe and husband Chris of Connecticut; brother of the late Stephen and George Tomasic. Friends may call Wednesday and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave., E. Pittsburgh (412-824-8800), where a Blessing Service will be Friday, time later. Burial will follow in Monongahela Cemetery, North Braddock.
Mac Urbach, on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001. Beloved husband of the late Janet Sitzman Urbach. Beloved father of Andrew H. (Cindy P.) Urbach of Pittsburgh. Beloved brother of Oscar Urbach of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Grandfather of Alexa J. and Brooke A. Urbach. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Services in the RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL, INC., 5509 Centre Ave., Shadyside, Wednesday at 11 a.m. Visitation one hour prior to services (10 to 11 a.m.). Interment in West View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation. Contributions may be made to the Urbach Family Foundation, c/o Children's Hospital Pittsburgh Foundation, 3705 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2583.
Frank T. `Benny' Weir
Frank T. ``Benny'' Weir, 77, a lifelong member of Mammoth, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born Nov. 3, 1923, in Mammoth, a son of the late Paul H. and Maria A. Flowers Weir. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church of Calumet and St. Florian Catholic Church of United. Prior to retirement, Mr. Weir was employed in management by the Pepsi Cola Bottling Corp. of Kecksburg. He was a proud veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant in the 558th Anti-Aircraft Air Warning Battalion. He was a life member of VFW Post 3368 and American Legion Post 446, both of Mt. Pleasant. He was also an honorary member of the Kecksburg V.F.D. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Weir. He was the loving husband of 53 years to Leona C. Budny Weir; and the loving father and proud grandfather of Paulette R. Gridler, her husband Richard of Scottdale, and their children, R. Thomas and his fiancee Leigh Burke, and James; Patricia E. Swiderski of Greensburg and her children, Joey and Tiffany; Frank M., his wife Sandra of Mt. Pleasant, and their children, Francis, Pvt. Jesse and Derrick; Frederick A., his wife Mary Lou of Kecksburg, and their son, Freddy; Gregory A., his wife Leslie of Acme, and their children, Tim and Danielle; Marie M., her husband Ronald Goulding of Mammoth, and their children, Ronnie, Dustin and Gregory; and Christine M., her husband Ronald Prinkey of Ruffsdale, and their son, Jeremiah; a great-granddaughter, Megan Grace; the following brothers and sisters, Paul of West Homestead, Thomas of Barsheeba, Tenn., Elmer of Camp Hill, Rose Marie Domasky of Norvelt, Alice Kapura of Greensburg, Rebecca Hibbs of Blairsville, James of Connellsville and Mary Louise Zimmerman of Youngwood. Frank is also survived by two aunts, Alice Flowers of Greensburg and Mary Flowers of Latrobe. Friends received in the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, Norvelt, Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be in the funeral home Thursday at 10:20 a.m., followed by his Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 11 a.m. in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church with the Rev. John M. Foriska and the Rev. Dennis A. Bogusz as co-celebrants. Interment will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Calumet. A wake service will be held in the funeral home Wednesday at 3 p.m. and military rites will be accorded by the AMVETS of United and the Armbrust Veterans. Sandra L. Hoffer, funeral director.
formerly of Mt. Pleasant
Charles Yezek, 87, of Everson, formerly of Mt. Pleasant, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. Born July 18, 1914, in Mt. Pleasant, he was a son of the late Frank and Anna (Hribal) Yezek. Surviving are a daughter, Mickie Roller of Acme; a grandson, Jeffrey Yankowski of Mt. Pleasant; two brothers, George Yezek of Mt. Pleasant and Milton Yezek and wife, Kitty, of Clover, S.C.; and a sister, Eleanor Szczygiel of Mt. Pleasant. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Yezek; and two brothers, Jesse and William Yezek. A memorial service will be held at the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., 730 W. Main St., Mt Pleasant (date and time to be announced).
Joseph Bulebush Jr., 87, of Mt. Pleasant, on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Eugene G. Saloom Funeral Home Inc., Mt. Pleasant.
Clement Wendell Hamlin, 81, of Birmingham, Ala., formerly of North Huntingdon, on Monday, Oct. 15. Shirley-Kukich Funeral Home Inc., North Huntingdon.
Lisa Anne (Egleston) Krug, 26, of Latrobe, formerly of Norvelt, on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Jay A. Hoffer Funeral Home, Norvelt.
Joseph A. McLaughlin, 88, Harmar Twp. Thomas M. Smith, Blawnox.
Rose V. Sanner, 94, of Lower Burrell, on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Frank F. Gigler Funeral Home, Lower Burrell.
Marco Spade, Ohio. Seederly Mong and Beck, Columbiana, Ohio.
Mary (Chulack) Tomasko, 90, of Monarch, on Monday, Oct. 15. Paul G. Fink Funeral Home Inc., Connellsville.
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