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Daniel J. Baker
Stowe Twp.
Daniel J. Baker, age 32, on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001. Beloved son of Dale A. Sr. and Darlene C. Baker; dear brother of Dale A. Baker Jr. and his wife Suzanne; uncle of Nicholas, Jess and Sydney; beloved grandson of Joseph and Loretta McCullough, Ruth and the late Dom Zangaro, and Albert and Geraldine Baker; beloved godson of Jean Girimonti and the late Robert Zangaro. Also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends welcome in the MCDERMOTT FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1225 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks (Family owned and operated since 1886), www.mcdermottfuneralhome.com, Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Friday. Mass of Christian Burial in St. John of God Parish, St. Mary Church at 10 a.m.

Linda J. Barnes
Melcroft
Linda J. Barnes, 54, of Melcroft, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. 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 CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, where a service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. John George officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Saltlick Township.

William B. Boyle Sr.
Carrick
William B. Boyle Sr., on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001. Husband of Alice Crawford Boyle. Father of William B. Jr. (Cathleen), James P. (Patricia), Timothy W., Terence J. (Judy), Marianne (Rick) Staley and Richard P. (Lynne) Boyle. Son of the late Agnes and Patrick Boyle. Brother of Paul Boyle, Jean Becker, Thomas, the Rev. Robert Boyle, Margie Studnicki, James Boyle, and the late Agnes, Joseph, Rocky, Knute, Raymond and Hank Boyle. Also survived by 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends received in the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, Tuesday and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Prayer Thursday at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Norbert Church at 10 a.m.

William J. Brallier
Swissvale
William J. Brallier, 76, on Monday, Oct. 8, 2001. Mr. Brallier was a World War II veteran, serving on a P.T. boat in the Pacific Theater. He was former owner of Brallier Auto Repair Shop in Braddock and retired from the the General Service Department of Allegheny County. Husband of Nancy J. (McElroy) Brallier; father of Kerry Stafford and husband Marshall of Fox Chapel, and David J. and wife Jill of Forest Hills; brother of Betty Lloyd of Swissvale and the late Margaret Brallier; grandfather of Megan Stafford and Summer Brallier. Friends received Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, E. Pittsburgh (412-824-8800). Mass of Christian Burial in Good Shepherd Church Friday at 9:30 a.m. Burial in Braddock Catholic Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the World War II Memorial Fund, PO Box 96074, Washington, D.C. 20090-6074.

Joseph F. `Blacky' Cersosimo Jr.
McKees Rocks
Joseph F. ``Blacky'' Cersosimo Jr., 75, on Friday, Oct. 5, 2001. Husband of Kay Leone Cersosimo; father of Christine Cersosimo of McKees Rocks; stepfather of Kathy Leone and Tony Leone of McKees Rocks; brother of Marie LeDonne of Kennedy and the late Jack Cersosimo; also three grandchildren, David and James Grimm and Billie Hankel. Friends received Sunday from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. in the ANTHONY J. SANVITO INC. FUNERAL HOME, 1650 Broadway Ave., Stowe Twp., McKees Rocks (Family owned and operated since 1936.) Funeral services in the funeral home Monday at 11 a.m.

Jenibe `Jean' Francis Miller Clawson
Formerly of Penn Hills and East Liberty
Jenibe ``Jean'' Francis Miller Clawson, 90, on Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, a resident of Jane Holmes Residence in Wilkinsburg, formerly of Penn Hills and East Liberty. She was born Sept. 30, 1911, in Buchannon, W.Va., daughter of Luther David and Norma Lee Crites Miller. Jean was the wife of the late Frederick M. Clawson for 53 years. Also preceded in death by five sisters, Amy, Vivian, Wilda, Mary and Sada; and one brother, Sterly A. Miller. Survived by one daughter, Norma J. Ivory and husband Harry of Verona; two sons, the Rev. David M. Clawson and wife Shirley of Gibsonia, and the Rev. Paul E. Clawson and wife Florence of Kenley, N.C.; one brother-in-law, the Rev. Alva A. Lynch of Missouri; nine grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and a great number of nephews and nieces, most of whom she saw last summer. Mrs. Clawson was raised and educated in Buchannon, W.Va., before coming to Pittsburgh. She led a multi-faceted career in business and retailing, along with being a wife, mother and grandmother. Jean enjoyed being a good neighbor by sewing, cooking and reaching out to others through her church-oriented life. When she was in poor health in later years, she was able to have the tender loving care of Jane Holmes Residence. Visitation Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in NEELYS, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Service Thursday at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Jane Holmes Residence, 441 Swissvale Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15221.

Lily E. Coffman
White
Lily E. Coffman, 84, of White, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, in the Greensburg Care Center. She was born Dec. 5, 1916, in Acme, a daughter of the late Charles and Effie Stahl Keslar. She was a lifelong resident of the White area and attended the Buchanan Church of God. She is survived by two sons, James V. Coffman and his wife, Beverly A., and Beryl C. Coffman and his wife, Beverly J., all of White; five grandchildren, Joy Knepp and her husband, Gerald, of Bakersville, Fred Coffman and his wife, Ellen, of Sebastopol, Calif., EIaine White and her husband, Jeff, of Melcroft, Mandy Zimmerman of Bear Rocks and Tim Coffman and his wife, Leann, of White; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, Loren Keslar and his wife, Estella, of Acme, Roy Keslar and his wife, Becky, and Vernon Keslar and his wife, Gladys, all of Donegal; and a sister, Daisy Menzie and her husband, Floyd, of Youngstown, Pa. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Vernon S. Coffman; a grandson, Robert J. Coffman; a sister, Susie Irwin; and four brothers, John, Paul, Charles and Ray Keslar. Family and friends will be received at the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, Wednesday from 2 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Tim Beatty officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Eustey Cemetery, White.

Peter Paul Colinear
Larimer
Peter Paul Colinear, 92, of Larimer, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, in the Briarcliff Pavilion, North Huntingdon. He was born Sept. 12, 1909, in Rillton, a son of the late Nicholas and Jennie Perrino Colinear. Prior to retirement, he was a circuit breaker builder for Westinghouse Electric with over 40 years of service. He was a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Irwin. He was one of the founders, a past fire chief, trustee and honorary life member of the Larimer Volunteer Fire Department and a past member of the Westmoreland County Firemen's Association. He was an original member, and for 50 years served as a secretary of, the Larimer Buckhorn Club, Tidioute, where he enjoyed many hunting and fishing seasons with family and friends. He was also a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Post 236, Irwin, for 46 years, the F.O.E. of Jeannette and the Westinghouse Veterans Association. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Ann Colinear; a sister, Katherine Colinear McConnell; two brothers, Cosmo and Theodore Colinear; and a grandson, Nathaniel Kent. Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Anna Marie Brodic Colinear; two sons, Nicholas and his wife, Carlita Colinear and P. James and his wife, Marilyn Colinear, both of North Huntingdon; two daughters, Mary Ann Kent and her husband, David, of Harrison City and Janice Bly and her husband, Robert, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Varner and her husband, Andrew, Nicholas Colinear and his wife, Janine, Elisa and Maria Kent, Beth and Mark Bly, Edward Zurich and Gregory and Maria Zurich; three great-grandchildren, Zane Andrew Varner, Vance Nicholas Varner and Mackenzie Kopas Colinear; a brother, John; and a sister, Rose Crupie, both of Larimer. Friends were received at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Huntingdon. The Larimer V.F.D. will hold a service Wednesday at 7 p.m. and the Loyal Order of Moose will hold a service at 7:45 p.m., both in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 555 Grant St., Suite 425, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

Nora M. Connolley
Turtle Creek
Formerly of Braddock Hills
Nora M. Connolley, age 82, a resident of LGAR Home in Turtle Creek, formerly of Braddock Hills, on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001. Born and raised in Homewood, Ms. Connolley was a 1939 graduate of Holy Rosary High School. She then resided in Wilkinsburg for over 50 years and was a member of St. James Church. She was a retired cashier with Stabile Parking Company, working mainly at the Manor Building. Ms. Connolley was a member of Catholic Daughters of America in both Swissvale and Braddock and was past grand regents of CDA. She was a member of the Good Shepherd Senior Citizens, Mulberry Senior Citizens and Turtle Creek Eastern Area Association. She was also a member of the Catholic Business and Professional Women's Association and the Pittsburgh Gaelic Arts Society. Daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Lydon) Connolley. Sister of Michael Connolley of Braddock Hills. Preceded in death by brother and sisters, Margaret, Elizabeth and William Connolley and Sarah Hanlon. Also survived by nieces and nephews, and cousins in the United States and Ireland. Friends received Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, E. Pittsburgh (412-824-8800). Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart Church, Braddock Hills, Friday at 11 a.m. Burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Penn Hills.

Russell `Bud' R. Davison
West Mifflin
Russell ``Bud'' R. Davison, age 79, on Monday, Oct. 8, 2001. Mr. Davison was a steelworker with 44 years of service at USX, Homestead Works. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and an assistant steward at Thompson Run Athletic Club. Husband of Jane (Lloyd) Davison; father of Carol (Robert) Arnfield of West Mifflin, Patti (James) Miller of Munhall and Barbie (William) Threlfall of West Mifflin. Also survived by four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends received Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 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, where services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to Lincoln Place Presbyterian Church Organ Fund.

Marguerite O'Toole Dickson
Englewood, Fla.
Formerly of Murrysville
Marguerite O'Toole Dickson, 83, of Englewood, Fla., formerly of Murrysville, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, in her home. She was born April 3, 1918, in Rankin, a daughter of the late James and Catherine Shephard O'Toole. She was previously employed by the Franklin Regional School District and she was a member of the Sons and Daughters of St. Patrick, Venice, Fla. Her husband of 60 years, Robert W. Dickson, died Jan. 10, 2001. Marguerite was the loving mother of Kay Hess of Englewood, Robert Dickson of Englewood and Lynn Grindle and her husband, Gary, of Indiana, Pa.; grandmother of 10; great-grandmother of 16. She is also survived by three brothers, James O'Toole of Murrysville, Lawrence O'Toole of East McKeesport and Thomas O'Toole of North Braddock; and five sisters, Mary Slane of Holiday Park, Betty DeStefano of Venice, Fla., Nancy Arrigo of Murrysville, Bernice Milko of Englewood and Judith Catanzaro of Pittsburgh. Visitation Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JOHN T. HART FUNERAL HOME, Murrysville. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville, with Father Ron Cyktor as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills.

Margaret Alberta Emerson
Greensburg
Formerly of North Huntingdon
Margaret Alberta Emerson, 83, a resident of Redstone Highlands, Greensburg, formerly of North Huntingdon, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, in UPMC Montefiore, Pittsburgh. She was born June 29, 1918, in Iowa Colony, Texas, a daughter of the late William M. and Elizabeth Hutton Emerson. She was a retired employee of the Westinghouse Mica Plant, North Huntingdon and a 1936 graduate of Norwin High School. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Irwin, where she formerly served as a Sunday school teacher and was a member of the Presbyterian Women. She had also worked at the Norwin Public Library for many years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by nine siblings, including Mary Eleanor Emerson, with whom she resided. She is survived by nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends will be received at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Lanny Mellinger and Dr. R. Bruce Maxwell co-officiating. Interment will follow in Irwin Union Cemetery, North Huntingdon. Those wishing may contribute to the Norwin Public Library, 229 Third St., or the First Presbyterian Church, 617 Main St., both of Irwin, PA 15642.

William Joseph Ernst Sr.
North Side
William Joseph Ernst Sr., age 79, on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001. Husband of Katherine Sluk; preceded in death by his first wife, Marcella Marie Hoffman. Father of William, Elaine Oliver, Rena Green, Marcella Hawkin and James. Brother of the late Ruth M. Papania. Also survived by nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass in St. Malachy's Church, Kennedy Twp., Wednesday at 10 a.m. Arrangements by the ANTHONY J. SANVITO, INC. FUNERAL HOME (Family owned and operated since 1936), McKees Rocks.

Mathilda Helen Hayes Frey
Pittsburgh
Mathilda Helen Hayes Frey, 89, of Pittsburgh, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001. She was born Aug. 17, 1912, in Wilkinsburg, a daughter of the late William Rankin Hayes and Wilhemina Hayes. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, William Paul Frey, in 1973; and two brothers, William R. Hayes and Nevin T. Hayes. She worked for Green Thumb, a program of the California Center in the Woods, as a resource and referral specialist. She was active in the Friday Evening Club and the Eastern Star. Left to cherish her memory are her son, William Paul Frey of Petersburg, Fla.; a daughter, Paula Anne Frey Gamble of Pittsburgh; six grandchildren, Darrin Paul Gamble, Heather Dawn Gamble Mihalek, David Jeremy Frey, Amanda Elizabeth Frey, Nathan Christopher Frye and Jordan Paul Frye; and three great-grandchildren, Tabitha Storm Gamble, Lauren Elizabeth Mihalek and Patrick James Mihalek. A memorial service will be held Friday at 6:30 p.m. in California United Methodist Church, 227 Third and Liberty streets, California, Pa., with the Rev. David Lindberg officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of MARISCOTTI FUNERAL HOME INC., Anthony N. Mariscotti, supervisor, 323 Fourth St., California, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the California United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 426, California, PA 15419.

Arthur E. Griser
Homestead
Arthur E. Griser, 65, of Homestead, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, in his home. He was born Sept. 24, 1936, in Pitcairn, a son of the late Arthur L. and Irma A. Scott Griser. He is survived by eight sisters, Agnes Olesky of Irwin, Sarah Fulmer Browell of Duquesne, Dolores Griser Hitt of Pittsburgh, Mary Owens of Michigan, Sharon Griser of Turtle Creek, Dorothy Beeman of Jennerstown, Joan Price of Harrisburg and Susan McClellan of Pitcairn; 11 brothers, Samuel Griser of New Jersey, John Griser of McKeesport, Harry Griser and David Griser, both of Turtle Creek, Robert Griser of Lawrenceville, Joseph and Thomas Griser and Leonard Fulmer, all of Pitcairn, James Griser of Ardara, Richard Griser of Greensburg and Roy Griser of East McKeesport; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the FORGIE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Therese Church, Munhall. Interment to follow in Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles.

Bernice M. Hall
Jeannette
Bernice M. Hall, 74, of Jeannette, departed this life Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, in the Monsour Medical Center, Jeannette. She was born Sept. 4, 1927, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Mary Stokes Johnson Williams and George Y. Johnson. Prior to retirement, she had been employed for 23 years at Monsour Medical Center, and she worked for the Sensenichs and Ward families. Bernice was the ``Mother'' of Zion Hill Baptist Church, Jeannette, where she served on the usher and trustee boards, and she was active in many community organizations. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn Johnson and Nellie Saul. Bernice leaves, to mourn, her husband of 53 years, William H. Hall Jr.; 11 children, Rose Hall, Willie ``Tokyo'' Burns and his wife, Donna, both of Jeannette, Jackie Adams and her husband, Clifford, of Richmond Hill, Ga., William ``Billy'' Hall and his wife, Kim, Gregory Hall, Avery Graves and her husband, Arthur, Carlene Cook and her husband, Charles, Jose Gonzales and his wife, Linda, Roderick Hall and his wife, Audra, Roy Hall and his wife, Patty, and Larry Hall and his wife, Dana, all of Jeannette; three sisters, Vera Barton of Monessen, Julia Coleman of West Mifflin and Carolyn Wheeler of Monessen; two brothers, George Johnson of Manhattan, N.Y., and Harry Johnson of Spring Lakes, N.C.; 34 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a godchild, Rose Bryant; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Friends were received at the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Additional viewing Thursday from noon until the time of service at 1 p.m. in the Zion Hill Baptist Church, Jeannette, with the Rev. Joseph Brundage officiating. Interment will follow in Jeannette Memorial Park, Penn Township.

Mary Ann Iorio
Delmont
Mary Ann Iorio, 69, of Delmont, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, in Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Florida. She was born Sept. 4, 1932, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late John and Sarah (Smith) Wermlinger. Mary Ann was a dedicated Mom and Grandma who enjoyed cooking and charity work. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Bob Wermlinger; and a sister, Gertrude McKee. She is survived by her beloved husband of 50 years, Dominic Iorio; six children, Deborah Bucciero and husband, Anthony, of Export, Yvonne Jaehne and husband, William, of Gibsonia, Dominic Iorio and wife, Janice, of Sarasota, Fla., Dr. Craig Iorio and wife, Andrea, of Park Ridge, Ill., Dr. Clark Iorio and wife, Beth, of Medina, Ohio, and Gina Iorio Higgins of Venice, Fla.; a brother, Jack Wermlinger and wife, Margie, of Plum Borough; and a number of nieces and nephews. She also will be missed by her 13 grandchildren. Family and friends will be received at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC. at Twin Valley, 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, 724-468-1177, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. (for directions, go to www.VaiaFuneralHome.com.) Mary Ann's funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Export, with Father Dismas Young as celebrant. Entombment will follow in Twin Valley Chapel Mausoleum, Delmont. Kevin P. Altman, supervisor in charge of arrangements.

Irene Jakab
Clairton
Irene Jakab, age 88, on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, in Jefferson Hills Manor Nursing Home, Jefferson Hills. She was born Jan. 29, 1913, in McKeesport, daughter of the late Steve and Regina Kovatch. Mrs. Jakab was a homemaker and seamstress who worked out of her home. She was a member of Transfiguration of Our Lord Church in McKeesport. Wife of the late John Jakab; mother of George S. Jacob of Clairton, John R. Jacob of Bend, Ore., Andrew L. Jakab of Romulus, Mich., and Dennis P. Jakab of Powell Butte, Ore.; sister of Steve Kovatch of Butler. Also survived by five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 Fifth St., Clairton, where Parastas Service will be Thursday at 7:15 p.m. Memorial Service in the funeral home Friday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Transfiguration of Our Lord Church, McKeesport, at 10 a.m. with Father John Cuccaro as celebrant. Burial in St. Mary's German Cemetery, McKeesport.

Joseph Komar
Mt. Pleasant
Joseph Komar, 92, of Mt. Pleasant RD6, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001. He was born Oct. 5, 1909, in Mt. Pleasant Township, the son of the late John and Elizabeth Tomechko Komar. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Polansky Komar, on Aug. 16, 2001; and a sister, Mary Smail. He was a member of St. Florian Catholic Church, United, and the UMWA District 2. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a road worker for PennDOT. He is survived by nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, Norvelt, Wednesday from 3 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home Thursday at 9:20 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Florian Catholic Church with the Rev. John M. Foriska as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Florian Cemetery, Trauger. A wake service will be held in the funeral home Wednesday at 3 p.m. Sandra L. Hoffer, funeral director.

Paul E. `Bud' Koontz Jr.
Sheraden
Paul E. ``Bud'' Koontz Jr., 81, on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001. Beloved husband of Edna M. (Arnold) Koontz; father of Paul E. III, Robert, Karen Tyler and Gary Koontz; brother of Jean Kaufman, Roger Koontz and Doris Adinolfi. Also survived by nine grandchildren. Friends received Tuesday and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the WILLIAM F. CONROY FUNERAL HOME, 2944 Chartiers Ave., Sheraden, where funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m.

Pauline A. Kosor
West Newton
Pauline A. Kosor, 69, of West Newton, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Jan. 5, 1932, in Donora, a daughter of the late Stephen and Agnes Karabin Bartakovich. She was a member of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, West Newton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant sister, Geraldine. Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Donald F. Kosor; two daughters, Dawn M. Orange and Michael Allen of Greensburg and Michelle A. Merella and Kevin Imbrescia of Collinsburg; and four grandchildren, Lindsay, Brooke, Ashley and Nathan. Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., West Newton. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Family Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. John A. Regoli as celebrant. Interment West Newton Cemetery.

Michael J. Kovaly
McKeesport
Michael J. Kovaly, 86, of McKeesport, passed away peacefully and quietly to his Father in Heaven on Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, in Bethlen Home in Ligonier. He was born Feb. 24, 1915, in McKeesport, a son of the late Andrew and Maria Skakan Kovaly. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche ``Bertha'' Mac Kovaly in 1970, and his dog, Muffin in July, 2001. Mr. Kovaly worked for 41 years as a rigger at U.S. Steel's National Tube Works, from which he retired in 1978. Following retirement, he worked part-time as a night security guard at Renzie Park, took up golf and enjoyed travel. Mike was one of the great players in fast-pitch softball history. His 23-year softball career started in 1930 with the Smilers. He played for Sixth Ward, Firth Sterling, Joseph M. LaRosa softball team, 10th Ward, National Tube, Kokomos, CIO 1408, Eagles, White Oak American Legion and the Clairton Dukes. He was a player-coach for East End Grill from 1945 to 1955. He finished his career as the coach of Spegiels in 1957. Highlights of his softball career included more than a .300 career batting average, perennial All-Star selection and being a tremendous power hitter. Mike was inducted into the McKeesport Athletic Sports Association Honor Roll in 1975. He was an active member of the Polish National Alliance and Turner's in McKeesport. He was a member and usher at St. Mary Czestochowa Parish in McKeesport. McKeesport has lost a great man and a loving son. He is survived by his loving daughter, Carol Ramela and her husband Richard of Acme; three grandchildren, Mark Ramela of Acme, Michael Ramela of Greensburg and Susan Chorba of Acme; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Andrew Kovaly of West Mifflin; a sister-in-law, Frances Kozey of Munhall; nieces and nephews; and numerous friends. Friends received Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd. at Fawcett Avenue, McKeesport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Czestochowa Church, McKeesport. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Polish Cemetery, White Oak.

Frank G. Kumf
McKeesport
Frank G. Kumf, 88, on Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, in UPMC McKeesport. He was born in McKeesport on March 16, 1913, son of the late Anton and Mary (Kasunic) Kumf. Mr. Kumf was a retired steelworker with U.S. Steel, National Plant, McKeesport, with 41 years of service. He was a member of Sacred Heart Worship Site, CFU Lodge 146 of Versailles and its Pensioneers and Mens Club, USW and Civilian Conservation Corps. Camp #7 at Allegheny National Forest. Husband of Mildred J. (Lugarich) Kumf; father of Richard E. Kumf of Lincoln Place and John A. Kumf of Boston, Pa.; brother of Catherine Kumf of Versailles, Ann Chapski of Baden, George Kumf of White Oak and Edward Kumf of Versailles; grandfather of Kristine, James, Melissa, Amanda and Gregory; great-grandfather of Elizabeth Nicole. Preceded in death by his son, Frank A. Kumf. Visitation Monday and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday at noon in Sacred Heart Worship Site, McKeesport. Burial in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, McKeesport.

Mary A. Laposky
Latrobe
Mary A. Laposky, 88, of Latrobe, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, in Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born Jan. 25, 1913, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late Stephen and Theresa Gulak Smetanka. She was a member of the Holy Family Church, Latrobe, its Rosary Society and was a former member of the Holy Family Choir. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen T. Laposky, on June 4, 1992; and three brothers, Michael, Steve and Joseph Smetanka. She is survived by two sons, Steve Laposky and his wife, Karol of Latrobe and Richard W. Laposky and his wife, Mureen, of Medina, Ohio; a daughter, Kathleen Campbell of Traverse City, Mich.; a son-in-law, Robert J. Campbell of St. Cloud, Minn.; a brother, Frank Smetanka of Latrobe; a sister, Anna T. Mrozinsky of Latrobe; seven grandchildren, Leslie Madden, Craig Laposky, Matthew Laposky, Aaron Laposky, Mary Kay Campbell, Jim Campbell and Thomas Campbell; a great-granddaughter, Dara Marie Madden; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe, Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Family Church. Interment to follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Unity Township. The Holy Family Rosary Society will recite the rosary Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

Joseph J. Lozito
Allison Park
Joseph J. Lozito, age 85, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, in Outlook Point Nursing Home. He was born in Pittsburgh on Feb. 29, 1916, son of the late Anthony and Pauline Randazza Lozito. Mr. Lozito was a retired supervisor for Duquesne Light Co. and a World War II Navy veteran. Survived by one sister, Mary Fisher; two brothers, Angelo and Paul Lozito; also many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Eileen Johnson Lozito; two brothers, Louis and Guy Lozito; and a sister, Jenny Angelozzi. Visitation Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Highway, Ross, www.devlinfuneralhome.com. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Teresa of Avila Church, Ross, Friday at 10 a.m. Burial in North Side Catholic Cemetery, Ross. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Teresa Church.

Alberta ``Bertha'' Miller
Delmont
Formerly of Slickville
Alberta ``Bertha'' Miller, 88, of Delmont, formerly of Slickville, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001. She was born Dec. 11, 1912, in Newlonsburg, a daughter of the late Albertiss R. and Gertrude E. Beaver Wiester. Bertha was a member of the Congruity Presbyterian Church, Salem Township. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas H. Miller; a son, Thomas R. Miller; and three sisters, Alice Kemerer, Anna Hill and Alma Walker. Surviving are a daughter, Roberta Miller of Delmont; a son, Larry E. Miller and his wife, Sonnie, of Greensburg; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the EDWIN N. WOLFE FUNERAL HOME INC., Export, where service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with Pastor H. Clifton Foster officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association, Laurel Mountains Chapter, 1011 Old Salem Road, Greensburg, PA 15601.

Walter E. Miller
Cherry City
Walter E. Miller, on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001. Husband of the late Helga (Henning). Father of Melita Schaar and Mark Miller. Brother of Eileen Reeg. Also survived by five grandchildren. Visitation 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the JACK W. AMICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 512 Grant Ave., Millvale, where funeral service will be Friday at 10 a.m. Mr. Miller was employed at Daniels Electric for 58 years and was a life-time member of Cherry City Volunteer Fire Co. The family suggests donations to St. John's Lutheran Church, 501 North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15209, or Concordia Lutheran Ministries, 615 North Pike Road, Cabot, PA 16023.

Jeanne H. (Muth) Murphy
North Side
Jeanne H. (Muth) Murphy, on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001. Wife of the late Richard W. Murphy. Beloved mother of Timothy R., Richard A. and Lawrence E. Murphy. Sister of Louis Muth, Thomas and Edward Gordon. Also survived by five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Friends may call Wednesday 2 to 8 p.m. in O'BRIEN'S, 3724 California Ave., Pittsburgh (North Side). Blessing Service Thursday at noon. Mrs. Murphy was a lifelong resident of Pittsburgh's North Side.

George Nama
West Mifflin
George Nama, 88, of West Mifflin, on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001. Mr. Nama was a retired employee of Mesta Machine Co. and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Husband of the late Anna Thomas Nama. Father of George A. Nama of New York and the late Donald E. Nama. Also survived by seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Friends received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME, A Golden Rule Member Firm, 3511 Main St., Munhall, where service will be Friday at 11 a.m.

Madeline M. Pascasio
Mt. Lebanon
Madeline M. Pascasio, 89, on Monday, Oct. 8, 2001. Daughter of the late Anthony and Filomena (Di Pippa) Pascasio. Sister of Lucy and Anne Pascasio, and the late Rosemarie McDaniel, Catherine Miller, Anthony Pascasio Jr. and Edgar Pascasio. Also survived by her beloved sister-in-law, Mary Tom Pascasio. Loving aunt of Anthony and Gloria Pascasio, Judy Pascasio Cain, Jim and Trish Pascasio, Regis and Jeannie Miller, Kathleen Miller, Richard and Carole Miller, Bob and Vicki Pascasio, Ed and Jarita Pascasio and Janet Pascasio. Also survived by 17 great-nieces and -nephews, and 11 great-great-nieces and -nephews, all of whom she loved dearly. Madeline was a graduate of Frick Teachers Training School and the University of Pittsburgh. She had both a masters of arts and doctorate of education from the University of Pittsburgh. She was with the Pittsburgh Public Schools from 1934 to 1972. Madeline taught at Hays School for one year and then at Banksville School. She was vice principal at Prospect School and principal at Forbes School and then Sunnyside School. She ended her career as director of education, responsible for curriculum and instruction from kindergarten through 12th grade, in Area II of the Pittsburgh Public Schools. Madeline was a member of Phi Delta Gamma, AAUW, Pi Lambda Theta, Delta Kappa Gamma and the College Club of Pittsburgh. She was a member of St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church, where she was a Eucharistic minister until August of this year. Friends may call at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, INC., 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon, THURSDAY 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered in St. Bernard Church Friday at 10 a.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to St. Bernard Church (School Endowment Fund), 311 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15216, or to the University of Pittsburgh (Pascasio Learning Resource Center), School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, 411 Forbes Tower, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.

Gloria R. Piovesan
Ruffsdale
Formerly of Herminie
Gloria R. Piovesan, 26, of Ruffsdale, formerly of Herminie, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, tragically in an automobile accident. She was born Dec. 3, 1974, in Jeannette, a daughter of Cindy (Long) Harshell of Herminie and George Piovesan of Connellsville. Gloria was employed as a nurse aide at the Briarcliff Pavilion, North Huntingdon. She was a member of the Wendel-Herminie #2 Athletic Association and the Boot 'n Scoot Pool League in Hutchinson. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Benjamin Long; her great-grandparents, Paul and Alice Hostock; and an uncle, David Weaver. Gloria is survived by her mother, Cindy and her stepfather, Don Harshell of Herminie; her fiance, Matthew Aaron of Ruffsdale; a sister, Brandy Anderson of Greensburg; a niece, Jasmyne Risher; her maternal grandmother, Rachel Long; her paternal grandparents, Robert and Alice Marie Piovesan; several aunts and uncles; and several cousins. Friends were received Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Herminie, where service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. with Mr. Robert Thoma officiating. Interment will follow in Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Harshell Family, 220A West Newton Road, Herminie, PA 15637.

Foster R. Rizzuto
Blairsville
Foster R. Rizzuto, 83, of Blairsville, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, in Edgewood Nursing Home, Latrobe. He was born Sept. 14, 1918, in Monessen, a son of the late Frank and Spinetta (Donette) Rizzuto. Mr. Rizzuto was an accomplished musician, having played saxophone and clarinet with many area bands, including the Greensburg Seniors Band. He attended St. Vincent College, where he was band master at the prep school. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the 116th Infantry Band and ETO Headquarters Band. He had worked for Blairsville National Bank and Homer City State Bank. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Rizzuto. He is survived by his wife, Rita (Charlton) Rizzuto of Blairsville; a daughter, Patricia Smith and husband Herman of Pittsburgh; a son, Robert Rizzuto of Pittsburgh; two grandsons, Jarrett and Benjamin Smith of Pittsburgh; a sister, Lola Vordenberg of Cincinatti, Ohio; and a brother, Frank Rizzuto of Monessen. Visitation Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the JAMES F. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, Blairsville, where a funeral service will be Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. John Barker officiating. Interment to follow in Blairsville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the National Parkinson's Foundation Inc., 1501 Northwest Ninth Avenue, Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136.

Charles J. Sachs Jr.
Indiana Township
Charles J. Sachs Jr., on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001. Mr. Sachs was a member of the Etna VFW. He was the beloved husband of Arlene Scott; father of Kathy Klein of Glenshaw, Kim (Mick) Capriani of State College, Pa., and Charles (Fran) Sachs of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; brother of Sis Theis of McKeesport, Carmen Sachs of Penn Hills and Morry Sachs of Pittsburgh; grandfather of Chuck Sachs, Autumn Klein and Matthew and Kelli Sachs. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Celebrating Mr. Sachs life with his family in the FRANK R. PERMAN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 923 Saxonburg Blvd. at Route 8, Shaler, on Tuesday and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary of the Assumption Church Thursday, Oct. 11, at 10 a.m. Parish wake service Wednesday at 8 p.m. The family respectfully suggests donations be made to the American Heart Association, 10 Duff Road, Suite 304, Pittsburgh, PA 15235-3207.

Antonietta Savini
Greensburg
Antonietta Savini, 83, of Greensburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born July 11, 1918, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Camillo and Filomena Blasiole DiToro. She was a member of the Church of St. Paul, Greensburg, and the Columbia Ladies Mutual Beneficial Society. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Pietro G. Savini, on July 28, 1996; her daughter-in-law, Janet Savini; a granddaughter, Anna Marie Savini; three sisters, Jessie DiPietro, Yolanda Minucci and Rose Venneri; and a brother, Samuel Detore. She is survived by three sons, Donato A. ``Don'' Savini and his wife, Patricia, and their children, Marc, Durc, Tim, Terri, Andrea, Michael and Denise; Camillo R. ``Bud'' Savini and his wife, Kathleen, and their children, Amy and Nancy; and Jack L. Savini and his wife, Nanette, and their children, Maura, Sean, Erin and Todd; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Emma DeBone of Greensburg; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers in the funeral home Friday at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in the Church of St. Paul, Greensburg, with the Rev. James H. Loew, O.S.B., as celebrant. Interment to follow in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery, Hempfield Township.

Anna Schmidt
North Side
Anna Schmidt, age 88, on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, in UPMC Passavant. She was born July 7, 1913, in Arona Boro, Westmoreland County, the daughter of the late John Gruno and Anna Kostraba. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Joseph W. Devlin and Frank Schmidt; two sisters, Mary Klein and Linda Rosner; and two brothers, John and Michael Gruno. Survivors include her beloved son, Joseph W. Devlin Jr. of New Sewickley; two sisters, Dolores Jenkins and Helen Schuler, both of Moon Twp.; also two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Friends received Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 388 Center Ave., West View, www.schellhaasfuneralhome.com. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Holy Wisdom Parish, St. Boniface Worship Site Friday at 10 a.m.

Palma Volpini Shone
Miami Springs, Fla.
Formerly of Greensburg
Palma Volpini Shone, 75, of Miami Springs, Fla., formerly of Greensburg, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, in her home after a six-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Greensburg, March 7, 1926. She moved her family to Miami in 1956 and began her career in the aviation industry. She was employed at the Miami International Airport as an executive secretary for more than 35 years. She is survived by her much-adored granddaughter, Lisa Cook; a son, James L. Cook and wife, Terry; a daughter, Toni Jeanne Cook; a sister, Lynn Lyon and husband, Dan; nieces, Diana Volpini Allen and husband, George, Carol Flandro and husband, Claude, Mary Jo Pannucci and husband, Andrew, and Patricia Webster; and a nephew, David Volpini. Her gentle way, along with her kind and giving nature, will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Friends will be received Thursday ONLY from 5 to 7 p.m. at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 N. Main St., Greensburg. Prayer service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Greensburg Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel. (EVERYONE PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CEMETERY.) Memorial donations may be made to the Camp Carter YMCA, 6200 Sand Spring Road, Fort Worth, TX 76114. Terence L. Graft, funeral director in charge of the arrangements.

Megan Lynn Smith
Greensburg
Megan Lynn Smith, 18, of Greensburg, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, in Altoona General Hospital. Megan was a C.O.R.E. donor. She was born Dec. 6, 1982, in Greensburg, daughter of George W. Smith Jr. and Albina Iezzi Smith of Greensburg. Megan was a freshman at the Penn State Altoona Campus. During her years at Greensburg Salem High School, Megan shone both in and out of school. Her vocal talent brought her the lead in school musicals, playing Sandy in ``Grease'' her senior year and Fiona in ``Brigadoon'' her junior year. She was a member of the Greensburg Salem vocal ensemble for two years and was selected to participate in County Chorus and the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association. She earned her school's Outstanding Female Vocalist award. She was class vice president and captain of the cheerleading squad, a member of the track team, the yearbook staff and the 2000 Homecoming Court. Her many achievements include the Greensburg Area Cultural Council Award for Artistic Merit in Music, the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award and a scholar-athletic award. Megan was named to the Youth Advisory Committee for the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County and was named to Who's Who Among American High School Students. In her community, Megan volunteered for blood drives, the Westmoreland County Food Bank and as a triathlon benefit coordinator for Habitat for Humanity. She was a cantor at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Greensburg. In addition to her parents, Megan is survived by aunts and uncles, Joseph and Rosella Iezzi of Jeannette, James and Debbie Smith Gilchrest of Lancaster; and cousins, Susan Iezzi McLaughlin and Jennifer Iezzi of Pittsburgh and Ryan and Andrew Gilchrest of Lancaster. Family and friends will be received at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 N. Main St., Greensburg, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, 300 N. Main St., Greensburg. (PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH.) Interment will follow in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery. The family wishes memorials to the Megan Smith Scholarship Fund, Greensburg Salem High School, Greensburg, PA 15601. Terence L. Graft, funeral director in charge of the arrangements.

Jacquelyn (Haushalter) Spine
Kennedy Township
Jacquelyn (Haushalter) Spine, age 63, suddenly on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001. She was born in Stowe Twp. on Nov. 27, 1937. Beloved wife of Richard C. Spine; loving mother of Richard C. (Kelly) Spine Jr., Kathleen A. (Tom) Forse, Daniel (Hanson) Spine and Maureen A. (Joseph) Anistranski; grandmother of Joey, Jarrett, Emily, John, Tommy, Maura and Jenny; dear sister of Phyllis Lamberger, Joan Schawolder and Ronald T. Haushalter. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in the MCDERMOTT FUNERAL HOME, INC., 334 Forest Grove Road, Kennedy Twp. (Family owned and operated since 1886), www.mcdermottfuneralhome.com. Mass of Christian Burial Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Malachy Church. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorials be directed to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 555 Grant Street, Suite 425, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

Ruth Sweitzer
LaGrange, Texas
Formerly of Houston
Ruth Sweitzer, 78, of LaGrange, Texas, formerly of Houston, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001. She is survived by her husband, Clayton; a son, Paul of College Station, Texas; a daughter, Amy of LaGrange; and five grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church, LaGrange. Interment Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Forest Park Westheimer, Houston, Texas. Arrangements entrusted to the SERGEANT MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, LaGrange, Texas, 979-968-9595.

James W. Wood
Greensburg
Formerly of Donora
James W. Wood, 78, of Greensburg, formerly of Donora, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Sept. 16, 1923, in Donora, a son of the late David and Margaret Neill Wood. Mr. Wood was a pharmaceutical salesman for Dow Chemical, and a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Greensburg Moose, American Legion Post 981, F&AM Lodge 759 Pleasant Hills-Guthrie, Scottish Rite Lodge Council Chapter Valley of Pittsburgh, Syria Temple, AMVETS Post 88 and VFW Post 33. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Doris Brackett Wood of Greensburg; a son, Christopher J. (Patty) Wood of Greensburg; a sister, Ann Chadwick of Donora; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be welcomed Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, where service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. Entombment in St. Clair Cemetery, Greensburg.

Helen (Griffith) Wright
Helen (Griffith) Wright, on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001. Beloved wife of the late Dr. George J. Wright Jr. Mother of Dr. George J. Wright III of Bangor, Maine, and Dr. David G. Wright of Pittsburgh. Sister of the late Evan Griffith. Grandmother of David Wright and wife Lisa, Nikki Wright, George Wright IV, Timothy Wright, Stewart Wright and Anne Wright. Friends received at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS, INC., 4900 Centre Ave. at Devonshire Street (Oakland), Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday in Calvary Episcopal Church at 9 a.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy or the Iron City Fishing Club Endowment.

OTHER DEATHS
Brown, Gordon T., 63, Titusville, Pa., 11 a.m. Fri., Garrett, Titusville
Collins, Doris M., 72, O'Hara, 10:30 a.m. Thur., Thomas M. Smith, Blawnox
Kanurick, Emma Lou Marshall, 75, of Blairsville on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, Richard L. Shoemaker Funeral Home Blairsville.
Kimball, Rita, 82, Verona, 10 a.m. Thur., McCabe, Penn Hills


 

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