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June Casuccio, 61, of Hopewell Township, died Sunday, March 7, 1999, after an extended illness. Born May 11, 1937, in Rochester, a daughter of the late Lula (Wattenpool) Steffler, she was a graduate of Freedom High School, and a member of St. Titus Catholic Church, Aliquippa. Mrs. Casuccio was a devoted wife, a wonderful mother, and a proud grandmother who will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. She is survived by her beloved husband, Vito Casuccio; a son, Robert Casuccio; a daughter and son-in-law, Diana and Kevin Whitehead; two loving grandchildren, Ashley and Anthony Casuccio, all of Hopewell Township; a stepbrother, Charles Stevenson, New Sewickley Township; her mother-in-law, Grace Casuccio, Aliquippa; four sisters-in-law and four brothers-in-law, Josephine Kesow, Aliquippa; Ann and Mike Gima, Center Township; Angelo Casuccio, Aliquippa; Carol and Joseph Cerneskie, Hopewell Township, and Joseph and Novina Casuccio, Raccoon Township; several nieces, nephews and cousins, and two dear friends, Patricia Ritchey, Aliquippa, and Donna Nolfi, in Maryland. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Angelo Casuccio. Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the MASTROFRANCESCO FUNERAL HOME, 21st and McMinn Street, Aliquippa, where a service will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. in St. Titus Catholic Church, Aliquippa. Entombment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Aliquippa. 

Jessie G. Claypole, 87, of Moon Township, died Friday, March 5, 1999, in Mariner Nursing Home of West Hills, Moon Township. Born Aug. 12, 1911, in Rockcave, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Jake and Florence (Riley) Trusler. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harmon Claypole, in 1973; a son, Herbert Claypole; a daughter, Florence Claypole; a grandson, Arthur Miller, and two brothers, Charles and Ralph Trusler. Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Maurice and Marcie Claypole, Aliquippa; Kenneth Claypole, Clymer, Pa., and Gary and Coreen Claypole, Hopewell Township; a daughter, Veda Miller, Amsterdam, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. A service will be conducted today at 2:30 p.m. in the WAYNE N. TATALOVICH FUNERAL HOME, 2205 McMinn St., Aliquippa, with Pastor Ted Dennis officiating. Interment will follow in John Anderson Memorial Cemetery, Raccoon Township. 

Irene C. Csiszar, 78, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Barclay Hill Road, Beaver, died Saturday, March 6, 1999, in Kane Regional Center, Scott Township. Born July 10, 1920, in Granville, Pa., a daughter of the late Dino and Inez Vezzosi Frati, she had been the co-owner of the former Midland Electric Store, and was a member of St. Blaise Parish Family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gabriel Michael Csiszar Jr., on April 28, 1981. She is survived by a son, Gabriel Randall Csiszar, Beaver; two daughters, Mrs. Scott (Bernice) Bowes, Pittsburgh, and Mrs. Gary (Katherine) Mann, Lebanon, and two granddaughters, Lori and Kimberly Bowes, Pittsburgh. Friends will be received today from 5 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the D.L. WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, 848 Midland Ave., Midland. Mrs. Csiszar will lie in state Tuesday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Kane Regional Center Chapel, Scott Township. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. Blaise Parish, Industry. Interment will follow in Beaver Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Disease Alliance of Western Pennsylvania, Campbell's Run Road, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15205. 

William F. Kaylor, 70, of Center Township, passed away Sunday, March 7, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the SIMPSON FUNERAL HOME, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca. A service wil be held on Wednesday. Time and place to be announced. A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday's Times. 

Marilyn G. Krzemienski, 69, died Saturday, March 6, 1999, at her residence. Born Jan. 20, 1930, in New Brighton, a daughter of the late Carl H. Wolf and Gertrude Winters Wolf, she was a lifetime resident of Beaver Falls. She was formerly employed with the Babcock and Wilcox Tubular Products Division, and the City of Beaver Falls. She was a member of the Concord United Methodist Church, and volunteered for the Beaver County Association of the Blind in Beaver Falls, the Beaver Falls Youth Baseball Association, and the Anna Roush Homemaker of the Blind. She is survived by her husband, Ted A. Krzemienski; two daughters and a son-in-law, Cindy Kozora, Bridgewater, and Candy and Steve Bomberger, North Sewickley Township; an aunt, Laura Brooks, Cleveland, Ohio, and seven grandchildren, Melissa Marsh, Heather Marsh, Jaylynn Bomberger, and Sabrina Bomberger, all of North Sewickley Township, and Jennalynn Kozora, Meagan Kozora, and Ryan Kozora, all of Bridgewater. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the LUTTON BEAVER FALLS FUNERAL HOME, 1117 Fifth Ave., where a service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. Pastor Rick Dettling of the Concord United Methodist Church will officiate. Private interment will be in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Daugherty Township. The family requests contributions be made to the Beaver County Association of the Blind, 616 Fourth St., Beaver Falls. 

Faye Ann Lako, 47, of County Airport Road, East Liverpool, Ohio, died Thursday, March 4, 1999, in her residence. Born Nov. 18, 1951, in Salem, Ohio, a daughter of John and Loretta Dugan Falkner, Rodgers, Ohio, she was self-employed, owning her own cleaning service. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, William R. Lako; a daughter and son-in-law, Marsha Ann and Robert James Whitlatch II, Weirton, W.Va.; a grandson, Robert James Whitlatch; five brothers, Jerry Falkner, in Florida; Gary Falkner, in Pennsylvania; Ed Falkner, in Georgia, and Raymond Falkner and John Falkner Jr., both in Ohio; a sister, Trudy Mitchell, in California, and her best friends, John and Donna Relich, Monaca. A service will be conducted today at 10 a.m. in the the D.L. WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, 848 Midland Ave., Midland. The Rev. Raselyn K. Johnson, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Midland, will officiate. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Industry. 

Primio Lalama, 70, of Aliquippa, died Sunday, March 7, 1999, in UPMC-Beaver Valley. Born Oct. 26, 1928, in Pacentro, Italy, he was the son of the late Concezio and Bambina (Peluso) Lalama, and was very proud to become a United States Citizen. Mr. Lalama was a member of St. Titus Catholic Church; M.P.I. Club; S.O.I. Club 305; Ukrainian Club, and the Celtics Red Club, all of Aliquippa. He was a retired employee of Shenango, Neville Island, where he worked as a chipper. He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret Lalama, Aliquippa; two sons and daughters-in-law, and four daughters and sons-in-law, Norma and Jesus Mora, Valencia, Venezuala; Fanny and Greg LoPinto, Robinson Township; Concezio (James) and Diane Lalama, Aliquippa; Primo F. and MaryJane Lalama, Aliquippa; Bina and Patrick Vedro, Center Township, and Brenda and Chris Colalella, Aliquippa. In addition to his children, he is also survived by seven loving grandchildren; a sister, Rose Pelino, in Michigan; a brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Catherine Lalama, Hopewell Township, and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the MASTROFRANCESCO FUNERAL HOME, 21st and McMinn Street, Aliquippa, where a service will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Titus Catholic Church. Entombment will follow in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Hopewell Township. 

John M. "Jungie" Malackanich, 57, of Hopewell Township, died Friday, March 5, 1999, in his home. Born Sept. 17, 1941, in West Aliquippa, a son of the late John and Elizabeth Pegula Malackanich, he was a conductor with Conrail. He was a Marine veteran of the Vietnam War and was an avid fisherman. Surviving are his wife, Louise Morgan Malackanich; four sons, John, Beaver Falls; Gregory, Meriden, Conn., and Brian and Shawn, both of Aliquippa; a daughter and son-in-law, Misty and Don Marovich, Baden; five grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren, Alexander, Alexis, Dustin, Corey, Jenna, Kelli, Kirsten, and Joseph, and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Dolores and Dominic Minnici, Center Township, and Rosemarie and Anthony DiSanzo, Freedom. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Malackanich, and a sister, Pauline. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the HUNTSMAN ALIQUIPPA FUNERAL HOME, 2345 Mill St., where a Parastas service will be conducted Tuesday at 9:15 a.m., followed by Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. in St. George Byzantine Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery. Blessing service will be conducted today at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. 

Winona "Dolly" McClester Patton, 83, of New Brighton, died Friday, March 5, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Oct. 27, 1915, in Edgeworth, Pa., a daughter of the late John D. and Lucretia Kaufman McClester, she was a member of First Presbyterian Church, New Brighton, where she was a past president of the Presbyterian Womens Association and a former treasurer and elder of the church. She was a member of Wemonah Chapter 124 Order of Eastern Star, Beaver Falls, and Past Worthy Matron of Brighton Chapter 173 Order of Eastern Star, New Brighton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Patton, in January 1983, and two brothers, Kenneth and Ralph McClester. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Robert J. and Dawn Patton Jr., and two grandchildren, Jodi Ann Patton and Robert Andrew Patton, all of St. Clairsville, Ohio. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the DONALD D. DRUSCHEL FUNERAL HOME, 1612 Third Ave., New Brighton, where a service will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. by her pastor, the Rev. Richard A. Pfeil. Interment will be in Grove Cemetery, New Brighton. An Eastern Star service will be conducted today at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. 

John C. (Skip) Skocich Sr., 59, of New Brighton, went home to be with his Lord after a brief illness on Saturday, March 6, 1999. Born Dec. 17, 1939, in Conway, a son of the late John and Lillian Thiel Skocich, he was the owner of Allen Paving Co., and a member of the Conway Sportsman's Club, the National Rifle Association, and was Presbyterian by faith. He is survived by his wife, Judy White Skocich; two sons and daughters-in-law, John C. and Kathy Skocich Jr., and Jeffrey F. and Dawn Skocich; two grandsons, John C. Skocich III and Jeffrey F. Skocich Jr.; two granddaughters, Tabitha M. Skocich and Caitlyn M. Skocich, all of North Sewickley Township; three brothers and a sister-in-law, James S. Skocich, Virginia Beach, Va.; Robert C. Skocich, Conway, and Joseph F. and Loretta Skocich, Rochester, N.Y.; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Mrs. Jack (Betty) Ocker, Hyattsville, Md.; Mrs. Steve (Mary Alice) Cayton, Millersville, Md.; Mrs. C. Leonard (Barbara Ann) Meek, Monaca, and Mrs. Terry (Deborah) Dorsey, Crofton, Md.; a sister and brother-in-law, Alvy and Fay McDanel; three aunts, one uncle, eight nieces, two nephews, two grand-nephews, one grand-niece and a beloved friend, Sassy. Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester, where a service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. Pastor James Krouse of the Marion Hill Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, New Brighton, will officiate. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Daugherty Township. 

Florence "Pony" Arent Smith, 79, of West Mayfield and formerly of Chippewa Township, died Friday, March 5, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Feb. 27, 1920, in New Brighton, a daughter of the late James and Mabel Guy Ayers, she was a bookkeeper for the Valley Sportsmen Store, Beaver Falls. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Beaver Falls and the Wenonah Chapter 124 O.E.S. An avid golfer, she belonged to two leagues at the Blackhawk Golf Course. Surviving are her husband of 20 years, Ralph H. Smith; a daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie Sue and Curt McKenny, Gary, Ind.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Lee and Phyllis Arent, Youngstown, Ohio, and Ray and Leslie Arent, Long Island, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; a half-brother, John Mahon, Beaver Falls, and a half-sister, Catherine DeVincent, Miami, Fla. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Arnet A. Arent, in 1974; a sister, Katheryn Mikon, and a half-brother, William Mahon. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in CAMPBELL'S CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME, 2618 Darlington Rd., where a service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David R. Saylor, of the First Lutheran Church of Beaver Falls, officiating. Interment will follow in Beaver Falls Cemetery, Chippewa Township. 

H. Eileen Powers Soman, 73, of Fair Oaks, Pa., went to be with Her Lord, and husband Charles, on Friday, March 5, 1999, after losing a hard fought battle with cancer in her home. Born Nov. 7, 1925, in North Braddock, Pa., a daughter of the late Walter and Catherine McQuigen Powers, she had lived in the Quaker Valley area for 60 years. She was a former employee of Bethlehem Steel; a member of Good Samaritan Parish, and also the former Divine Redeemer Catholic Church. She was a member of the Christian Mothers of the church. She was a homemaker, mother, and grandmother, who enjoyed any and all sports that either her children or her grandchildren participated in. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles J. Soman, March 8, 1988, and a brother, Jack Powers, in 1988. Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Chuck Jr. and Laura Soman, Fair Oaks, and Terry Soman, at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Raymond (Charleen) Bolea, Moon Township, and Mrs. Jonathan (Alicia) Armstrong, Coraopolis; a brother and sister-in-law, Walter and Ruth Powers, St. Louis, Mo.; a sister, Betty Lou Powers Megos, in Connecticut; a sister-in-law, Elsie Sevcik, Hopewell Township, and 11 grandchildren, Zachary, Allison and Tayler Bolea; Emily, Jonathan and Racheal Armstrong; Brian and Mitchell Soman, and Cassie, Ashley and Samantha Soman. A service will be conducted today at 9:30 a.m. in the PAUL E. BOHN FUNERAL HOME INC., 1099 Maplewood Ave., Ambridge, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at St. Veronica Worship Site. Interment will follow in Good Samaritan Cemetery-Divine Redeemer Site. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made, if desired, to Forbes Hospice, 320 E. North Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15212-9919. 

Norman M. St. Esprit, 68, of New Brighton, passed away, Sunday, March 7, 1999, in the Beaver Valley Geriatric Center. Complete arrangements will be announced in Tuesday's Times by the CAMPBELL'S NEW BRIGHTON FUNERAL HOME, 1133 Penn Ave. 

Mary M. Torhan, 67, of Ambridge, died Saturday morning, March 6, 1999, in the home of her son in Moon Township. Born Aug. 19, 1931, in New York City, N.Y., she was a former employee of Armco Steel Co. She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Torhan, on May 16, 1986, and a son, Michael Torhan, on March 1, 1988. Surviving are four sons and two daughters-in-law, David Torhan, Ambridge; Frank and Cathy Torhan, Baden; Ken Torhan, Tempe, Ariz., and John and Mary Torhan, Moon Township; a daughter and son-in-law, Valerie and Steve Murr, Hopewell Township; seven grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 10, 1999, at 4 p.m. in the funeral home. The Rev. Don Wilson, pastor of Christ Church of Grove Farm will officiate. The PAUL E. BOHN FUNERAL HOME INC., 1099 Maplewood Ave., Ambridge, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice of Pittsburgh, 3500 Brooktree Road, Suite 200, Wexford, Pa. 15090. 

Curtiss W. Beighley, 66, of HCR 1, Leeper, Pa., died Sunday, March 7, 1999, in his home. Born April 26, 1932, in Washington, Pa., a son of Harry and Ruth Leslie Beighley, he served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked at Babcock and Wilcox Tubular Products Division from 1947 until 1979. Mr. Beighley was a member of the New Galilee VFW and enjoyed golfing, fishing and hunting. He is survived by three sons, Harry DeWayne Beighley, New Castle; William Euguene Beighley, Gambrills, Md., and David Carroll Beighley, New Castle; a daughter, Mrs. John (Mary Catherine) Yaria, Monaca; a life companion, Jonatha Ochs, and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Marshall; two sisters, Iona Beighley and Rosie Beighley, and two brothers, Alvah Beighley and Russell Beighley. Family and friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the BORLAND FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 66 North, Leeper, Pa., where a service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Harry of Good Shepherd U.M. Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Allegheny Cemetery at Parker. 

Lois M. (Cochran) Brown, 93, a Coraopolis resident for the past 13 years, died Monday, March 8, 1999, in Mariner Health Care Center of West Hills. Born in Winslow Township on Nov. 12, 1905, to the late Charles Azel and Mary Alice (Hiles) Cochran, she was a homemaker and formerly of Florida. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter R. Brown. She is survived by her son and his wife, Donald W. and Donna Brown, Moon Township, and two grandchildren, Dawn Cable, Powder Spring, Ga., and Mark A. Brown, Greensburg, Pa. Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. in the COPELAND MOON TOWNSHIP FUNERAL HOME, 981 Brodhead Rd., where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Officiating will be Dr. Jeffrey Sterling. Burial will be private. 

Evora Bromm Buchholz, 92, of Patterson Township, died Monday, March 8, 1999, at her residence. Born July 24, 1906, in New Brighton, she was a homemaker, a member of the Riverview United Methodist Church, and the Wenonah Chapter, 124 O.E.S. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert T. Buchholz, in 1985, and two brothers. Surviving are her daughter, Theodora Roberts, Patterson Township; a granddaughter and her husband, Daphne and Vince Curtis, Pittsburgh, and many nieces and nephews and loving friends. Friends will be received Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in CAMPBELL'S CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME, 2618 Darlington Road. The time of service on Thursday will be announced in Wednesday's Times. Private interment will be in the Sylvania Hills Mausoleum, Daugherty Township. 

Robert F. Cory, 87, of Chippewa Township, died Sunday, March 7, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Nov. 18, 1911, in Gas City, Ind., a son of the late Floyd and Clara Burgess Cory, he was an automobile dealer for Cory Oldsmobile and Cadillac in Beaver Falls. He was a member of the Chippewa United Methodist Church; Parian Lodge 662 F&AM, and Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity. A graduate of Bethany College, he served on the Bethany College Board of Trustees, Emeritus, and was a former president of the Beaver Falls Chamber of Commerce. He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine M. "Kitty" Cory. Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Clare C. Henneman, LaCrosse, Wis., and Brooke C. and J.C. Moorhead, Vienna, Va.; four grandchildren, Douglas H. Henneman, Cory Henneman Barnes, and Robert J. and Russell C. Moorhead, and four great-grandchildren. Friends will be received Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. in the LUTTON CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME, 117 Blackhawk Road. The Rev. James Tubbs, of the Chippewa United Methodist Church, will officiate. Entombment will be in Williamsburg Mausoleum, Chippewa Township. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the Bethany College, Bethany, W.Va. 26032. 

Lorenzina (Iaccobucci) D'Alessandris, 89, of Aliquippa, died Monday, March 8, 1999, in the Golfview Manor Nursing Home, Aliquippa. Born Jan. 1, 1910, in Italy, a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Iaccobucci, she was a member of St. Titus Roman Catholic Church and the Queens of Columbus, both of Aliquippa. Mrs. D'Alessandris was preceded in death by her husband, Luigi D'Alessandris, in 1996; a sister, and two brothers. Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. John (Marie) Babich and Mary DelGreco, both of Aliquippa, and many nieces and nephews from the Palma and D'Alessandris families. Friends will be received today from 5 to 8 p.m. in the WAYNE N. TATALOVICH FUNERAL HOME, 2205 McMinn St., Aliquippa, where a service will be conducted Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Hopewell Township. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hopewell Township. 

Patricia E. Derrett, 58, of 52 South First St., Coal Township, Pa. 17866, died Saturday, March 6, 1999, in her home. Born Dec. 10, 1940, in Ambridge, a daughter of Genevive Magdalinski Peck, of Shamokin, Pa., and the late Michael Peck, she lived in Shamokin since 1986 and was a resident of Coal Township for the past seven months. She was a personal caregiver, home health aide, and attended Ambridge Area Schools, having graduated high school there. Surviving, in addition to her mother, are two sons, Michael, Eau Claire, Wis., and David, Pittsburgh; two grandchildren; a sister, Joanne Peck, Shamokin; her companion, Jack Stamets, Shamokin; nieces, a great-niece and great-nephews. Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. The LEONARD J. LUCAS FUNERAL HOME LTD., 120 South Market St., Shamokin, Pa. 17872, is in charge of arrangements. 

Charles S. DeVinney, 85, of New Brighton, died Monday, March 8, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Jan. 13, 1914, in Fallston, a son of the late Philip and Flora Weigel DeVinney, he was retired from Townsend Textron in Ellwood City after 45 years of service. He was a member of the Beaver County Sr. Citizens Area 6, F.O.E. 1883, New Brighton; Beaver County Retired Men's Club, New Brighton; AARP 25 Year Club, New Brighton Volunteer Fire Department for 15 years, New Brighton Area School Board for three terms, and a member of the Westminister United Presbyterian Church, New Brighton. He is survived by his wife, Jean J. Wilson DeVinney; a son, Bruce DeVinney, Patterson Heights; a brother, Paul DeVinney, New Brighton, and a sister, JoAnn Majzlik, New Brighton. He was preceded in death by a son, Phillip W. DeVinney; a brother, Robert DeVinney, in 1984; three sisters, Grace Majzlik, in 1974; Edith Funkhouser, in 1978, and Ruth Scheidemantle, in 1998. Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the HUNTSMAN ROCHESTER FUNERAL HOME, 502 Adams St., where a service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. with his pastor, the Rev. Judith W. McBride officiating. Private entombment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park. 

Mary Fedyski, 93, of Brighton Township, died Sunday, March 7, 1999, in the Beaver Valley Geriatric Center. Born Jan. 28, 1906, in McKees Rocks, a daughter of the late Thomas and Anna Morszyn Barnick, she was a retired cook from St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church, Rochester. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Monaca; Third Order of St. Francis, and the Christian Mothers of St. Cecilia. She was preceded in death by her first husband, George Postupac; her second husband, Steve Fedyski; a son, Peter Postupac; a daughter, Anna Postupac; two sisters, Ann Dimerling and Kate Sirey, and three brothers, Pete, Steve and Tom Barnick. Surviving are four daughters and two sons-in-law, Ann L. Postupac, Monaca; Helen Young, Rochester; Mary J. and Richard Nichol, Monaca, and Patricia and Gary Ankney, Valrico, Fla.; a son, George Postupac, New Brighton; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Byrl Barnick, Raymond, Wash., and three sisters, Helen Miller, Norfolk, Va.; Julia King, Northfield, Minn., and Louise Hefner, St. Louis, Mo. Private services were held in the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester. Interment followed in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the Alzheimers Unit, Beaver Valley Geriatrric Center, Dutch Ridge Road, Beaver, Pa. 15009. 

William F. Kaylor, 70, of Center Township, passed away Sunday, March 7, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver, where he recently underwent surgery. Born Aug. 18, 1928, in Aliquippa, a son of the late Raymond and Edna Dumbaugh Kaylor, he was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a World War II veteran having served in the U.S. Army from December 1945 to June 1947. Bill was a member of the Polish National Alliance Lodge 841 in Monaca where he had served as a director for eight years, and was an active member of the Monaca-Center Lions Club since becoming a member in 1985. He was also a member of the Monaca American Legion Post 580 and the Monaca VFW Post 4653. He retired in 1985 as a millwright from the LTV Steel Corp. Aliquippa Works. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Joan Blackledge Kaylor in December 1966; his second wife, Phyllis Grabosky Kaylor in April 1997; a son-in-law, Gary Elmer, on July 15, 1997, and four brothers, Raymond, John, Vincent and Richard Kaylor. He is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Nancy and Mark Tanski and Debbie Kaylor Elmer, all of Monaca; a son and daughter-in-law, William F. and Amy Kaylor, Brighton Township; six grandchildren, Tracy, Brian and Gary Jr. Elmer, and Chelsea, Brett and Andrew Kaylor; three stepgrandchildren, Jesse, Brandon and Andrew Fulton; a brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Darlene Kaylor, Connellsville, and two sisters, Annamae Cheetham, Zelienople, and Charlotte Kaylor, in Oregon, and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the SIMPSON FUNERAL HOME, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca, where relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a blessing service on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Private interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, Aliquippa. The family suggests memorial contributions be made, if desired, to Lions related charities: the Lighthouse for the Blind, 720 Third Ave., New Brighton, Pa. 15066 or the Beaver County Association for the Blind, 616 Fourth Ave., Beaver Falls, Pa. 15010. 

Marilyn G. Krzemienski, 69, of Beaver Falls, died Saturday, March 6, 1999, at her residence. Born Jan. 20, 1930, in New Brighton, a daughter of the late Carl H. Wolf and Gertrude Winters Wolf, she was a lifetime resident of Beaver Falls. She was formerly employed with the Babcock and Wilcox Tubular Products Division, and the City of Beaver Falls. She was a member of the Concord United Methodist Church, and volunteered for the Beaver County Association of the Blind in Beaver Falls, the Beaver Falls Youth Baseball Association, and the Anna Roush Homemaker of the Blind. She is survived by her husband, Ted A. Krzemienski; two daughters and a son-in-law, Cindy Kozora, Bridgewater, and Candy and Steve Bomberger, North Sewickley Township; an aunt, Laura Brooks, Cleveland, Ohio, and seven grandchildren, Melissa Marsh, Heather Marsh, Jaylynn Bomberger, and Sabrina Bomberger, all of North Sewickley Township, and Jennalynn Kozora, Meagan Kozora, and Ryan Kozora, all of Bridgewater. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the LUTTON BEAVER FALLS FUNERAL HOME, 1117 Fifth Ave., where a service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. Pastor Rick Dettling of the Concord United Methodist Church will officiate. Private interment will be in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Daugherty Township. The family requests contributions be made to the Beaver County Association of the Blind, 616 Fourth St., Beaver Falls. 

Primio Lalama, 70, of Aliquippa, died Sunday, March 7, 1999, in UPMC-Beaver Valley. Born Oct. 26, 1928, in Pacentro, Italy, he was the son of the late Concezio and Bambina (Peluso) Lalama, and was very proud to become a United States Citizen. Mr. Lalama was a member of St. Titus Catholic Church; M.P.I. Club; S.O.I. Club 305; Ukrainian Club, and the Celtics Red Club, all of Aliquippa. He was a retired employee of Shenango, Neville Island, where he worked as a chipper. He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret Lalama, Aliquippa; two sons and daughters-in-law, and four daughters and sons-in-law, Norma and Jesus Mora, Valencia, Venezuala; Fanny and Greg LoPinto, Robinson Township; Concezio (James) and Diane Lalama, Aliquippa; Primo F. and MaryJane Lalama, Aliquippa; Bina and Patrick Vedro, Center Township, and Brenda and Chris Colalella, Aliquippa. In addition to his children, he is also survived by seven loving grandchildren; a sister, Rose Pelino, in Michigan; a brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Catherine Lalama, Hopewell Township, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Lalama was preceded in death by an infant sister, Rose Lalama, and his brother-in-law, Frank Pelino. Friends will be received today and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the MASTROFRANCESCO FUNERAL HOME, 21st and McMinn Street, Aliquippa, where a service will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Titus Catholic Church. Entombment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery Mausoleum, Moon Township. 

Anna J. Lindner, 81, of 88 Main St., Enon Valley, passed away, Monday, March 8, 1999, at 4 a.m. in the Beaver Valley Geriatric Center, Brighton Township, where she had been a patient for the past year. Born May 28, 1917, in New Castle, a daughter of the late Thomas and Anna Furnius Pilner, she had resided in Enon Valley for over 60 years. She was a member of the Enon Valley Presbyterian Church, and was a past Grand of the Arwilda Rebekah Lodge 566, Enon Valley. Her husband, John E. Lindner, whom she married Jan. 14, 1935, preceded her in death on March 14, 1988. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Pilner, and a sister, Mrs. Katherine Bennett. She is survived by three sons, John E. and Thomas D. Lindner, both of Darlington, and Harry B. Lindner, Midland; a daughter, Mrs. Shirley A. Gorby, East Palestine, Ohio; two brothers, Martin Pilner, New Castle, and George Pilner, Ellwood City; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Searfoss, New Castle; 13 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. in the OLIVER-LINSLEY FUNERAL HOME, 644 East Main St., East Palestine, Ohio, where a service will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Officiating will be the Rev. David Sutton of the Enon Valley Bible Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in Little Beaver Cemetery, Enon Valley. 

Hazel I. Geddis Lucas, 92, of 704 Armstrong Lane, East Liverpool, Ohio, died Saturday, March 6, 1999, at 2:26 a.m. in the East Liverpool City Hospital, following a brief illness. Born Oct. 7, 1906, in Sharon, Pa., a daughter of the late John and Mina Geddis, she was a lifetime resident of Wellsville, Ohio. She was a cutter on the print crew for more than 25 years at the Sterling China Company, and was a Presbyterian by faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard H. Lucas, on Dec. 21, 1981. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Juanita Perkins, Daytona Beach, Fla.; a son, Richard D. Lucas, Beaver Falls; seven grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held Monday morning at Spring Hill Cemetery, Wellsville, Ohio. Interment followed in Spring Hill Cemetery. The family suggests contributions be made, if desired, to the Amercian Heart Association. The DAWSON FUNERAL HOME, 215 West Fifth St., East Liverpool, Ohio, was in charge of arrangements. 

Joseph Patrick McGowan, 61, of Daugherty Township, died unexpectedly, Monday, March 8, 1999, in his home. Born Dec. 27, 1937, in Pittsburgh, he was raised by the late John P. and Eugenia (Acker) McGowan Sr. He was a resident of Daugherty Township all of his life, where he worked the farm, and was a member of the Catholic Community of Holy Family Parish, New Brighton. Friends will be received Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. until time of prayers at 9:30 a.m. in the J&J SPRATT FUNERAL HOME, 1612 Third Ave., New Brighton. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Catholic Church, 7th Avenue Parish, with the Rev. Father Harry E. Parsons, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, New Brighton. 

John Foster Pflugh, 88, of New Sewickley Township, died Monday, March 8, 1999, in UPMC - Passavant Hospital. Born Nov. 17, 1910, in New Brighton, a son of the late Elmer E. and Jenny Foster Pflugh, he was a member of the Harmony-Zelienople United Methodist Church. He was employed by the Babcock & Wilcox Co., retiring in 1965. During his working years, he was also a farmer, which was his first love. Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Margaret E. Shaffer Pflugh; two sons and daughters-in-law, John L. and Andrea Pflugh, Zelienople, and Robert and Charlotte Pflugh, New Brighton; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Robert Bonzo, New Brighton; 17 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ken and Gale Pflugh, and a sister, Thelma Pflugh. Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the GABAUER FUNERAL HOME INC. at SYLVANIA HILLS MEMORIAL PARK INC., Daugherty Township, where a service will be conducted Thursday at 10 a.m. His pastor, Dr. John W. Seth, will officiate. Entombment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the Harmony-Zelienople United Methodist Church Building Fund. 

Margaret M. Price, 69, of North Sewickley Township, died Monday, March 8, 1999, in her residence. Born July 31, 1929, in Eastvale, a daughter of Pearl J. Hall Hummel and the late Leonard R. Hummel, she was a homemaker and a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church, Beaver Falls. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Howard W. Price; two sons and daughters-in-law, Leonard H. and Qunnia Price, Wampum, and John M. and Carolyn Price, North Sewickley Township; two daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Debby) Jeannette, Ellwood City, and Mrs. Michael (Nancy) Boswell, Beaver Falls; nine grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. William (Catherine) Farrow, North Sewickley Township. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the CAMPBELL'S BEAVER FALLS FUNERAL HOME, 14th Street and Eighth Avenue, where a service will be conducted Wednesday at 10 a.m. Entombment will follow in Sylvania Hills Mausoleum, Daugherty Township. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the Otterbein United Methodist Church, Seventh Avenue and 19th Street, Beaver Falls, Pa. 15010. 

John C. (Skip) Skocich Sr., 59, of New Brighton, went home to be with his Lord after a brief illness on Saturday, March 6, 1999. Born Dec. 17, 1939, in Conway, a son of the late John and Lillian Thiel Skocich, he was the owner of Allen Paving Co., and a member of the Conway Sportsman's Club, the National Rifle Association, and was Presbyterian by faith. He is survived by his wife, Judy White Skocich; two sons and daughters-in-law, John C. and Kathy Skocich Jr., and Jeffrey F. and Dawn Skocich; two grandsons, John C. Skocich III and Jeffrey F. Skocich Jr.; two granddaughters, Tabitha M. Skocich and Caitlyn M. Skocich, all of North Sewickley Township; three brothers and a sister-in-law, James S. Skocich, Virginia Beach, Va.; Robert C. Skocich, Conway, and Joseph F. and Loretta Skocich, Rochester, N.Y.; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Mrs. Jack (Betty) Ocker, Hyattsville, Md.; Mrs. Steve (Mary Alice) Cayton, Millersville, Md.; Mrs. C. Leonard (Barbara Ann) Meek, Monaca, and Mrs. Terry (Deborah) Dorsey, Crofton, Md.; a sister and brother-in-law, Alvy and Fay McDanel; three aunts, one uncle, eight nieces, two nephews, two grand-nephews, one grand-niece and a beloved friend, Sassy. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester, where a service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. Pastor James Krouse of the Marion Hill Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, New Brighton, will officiate. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Daugherty Township. 

Norman M. St. Esprit, 68, of New Brighton, died Sunday, March 7, 1999, in the Beaver Valley Geriatric Center. Born April 18, 1930, in Quebec, Canada, a son of the late Clarence and Rose Gauvin St. Esprit, he was a Roman Catholic by faith. He was a past member of the Beaver Falls Turners and the Monaca Senior Center. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald St. Esprit. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Junita St. Esprit, Sarasota, Fla., and Michael and Sheila St. Esprit, Washington, Pa.; three daughters and a son-in-law, Diane Dixon, New Brighton; Mrs. Robert (Norma St. Esprit) Butler, Beaver Falls, and Sharon Rowan, Bridgewater; 12 grandchldren; 12 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Lawrence St. Esprit, Rochester; Guy St. Esprit, in Florida, and Andre St. Esprit, in Texas, and two sisters, Mrs. Wallace (Rosemary) Croft, Bridgewater, and Mrs. Pete (Fern) Madgar, Vanport. Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the CAMPBELL'S NEW BRIGHTON FUNERAL HOME, 1133 Penn Ave., where a blessing service will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Father Paul J. Savage, chaplain of the Beaver Valley Geriatric Center, will officiate. Private interment will follow in Grove Cemetery, New Brighton. 

The Rev. Donald L. Thomas, of 2004 S. Heights Ave., Youngstown, Ohio, formerly of New Castle, Pa., died at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 7, 1999, in the Assumption Village. Born Nov. 22, 1919, in Houtzdale, Pa., a son of Daniel Thomas and Rena Crago, he moved to Youngstown from New Castle in July 1998. Rev. Thomas had been a minister in the Primitive Methodist Conference for 50 years having served as pastor in churches in Mount Carmel, Pa., for four years; Girardville, Pa., for two years; Pittsburgh for five years; Cleveland, Ohio, for nine years, and from 1964 to 1972 at the Glenwood Primitive Methodist Church in Youngstown. He also pastored at churches in Streetsboro, Ohio, for 16 years, and Beaver Falls for six years (1988 to 1994), retiring in 1994. Rev. Thomas was actively involved in the Primitive Methodist Denomination having served as president for a year, Pittsburgh District, superintendent for five years, and president of the National Mission Board for 25 years. He served as president of the Peniel Holiness Association Camp meeting at Conneautville, Pa., for 30 years. He graduated in 1944 from the Eastern Nazarene College in Massachusetts, and was a member of the Maitland Memorial Church, New Castle. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Lewis Thomas, whom he married June 9, 1944; a son, Donald L. Thomas Jr., Youngstown, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Carol A. Doyle, Boardman, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Reida Steffler, Monaca, and Mrs. Barbara Crawford, Mars, Pa., and three grandsons. He was preceded in death by a brother, James Thomas. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the THOMPSON FUNERAL HOME, 4221 Market St., Youngstown, Ohio. Additional visitation will be held Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. in the Glenwood Primitive Methodist Church, Youngstown. The family suggests that material tributes take the form of contributions to the memorial fund at the camp in care of the Rev. Merle Wilson, R.R. 1, Box 42, New Galilee, Pa. 16141. 

Mary M. Torhan, 67, of Ambridge, died Saturday morning, March 6, 1999, in the home of her son in Moon Township. Born Aug. 19, 1931, in New York City, N.Y., she was a former employee of Armco Steel Co. She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Torhan, on May 16, 1986, and a son, Michael Torhan, on March 1, 1988. Surviving are four sons and two daughters-in-law, David Torhan, Ambridge; Frank and Cathy Torhan, Baden; Ken Torhan, Tempe, Ariz., and John and Mary Torhan, Moon Township; a daughter and son-in-law, Valerie and Steve Murr, Hopewell Township; seven grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 10, 1999, at 4 p.m. in the funeral home. The Rev. Don Wilson, pastor of Christ Church of Grove Farm, will officiate. The PAUL E. BOHN FUNERAL HOME INC., 1099 Maplewood Ave., Ambridge, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice of Pittsburgh, 3500 Brooktree Road, Suite 200, Wexford, Pa. 15090. 

Nicolina Manno Tripodi, 84, of College Hill, Beaver Falls, formerly of Serra S. Bruno, Provincia Catanzaro, Italy, died Monday, March 8, 1999, in Salem Hospital, Salem, Ohio. Born May 23, 1914, in Serra S. Bruno, Provincia Catanzaro, Italy, she was a daughter of the late Francesco A. and Giuseppina Morreale Manno. During the 1930s, she worked at the Pants Factory in Beaver Falls. She was a charter member of St. Philomena Roman Catholic Church, Beaver Falls. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony R. Tripodi, on Jan. 17, 1983; two brothers, Rocco and Angelo Manno, and three sisters, Marietta Manno Ceriani, Catina Manno Timpano and Bruna Manno Campisi. Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Anita (Tripodi) Guneri, College Hill, and Doris (Tripodi) and Charles Fetter, White Township; a brother, Salvatore Manno, Calabria, Italy, and a sister, Marianne Manno, Calabria, Italy. Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the LUTTON BEAVER FALLS FUNERAL HOME, 1117 Fifth Ave, where prayers will be offered Friday at 10:20 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. in St. Philomena Catholic Church with Father J. Francis Frazer officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery. A prayer vigil will be held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in the funeral home. 

Earl N. Tuttle, 81, a resident of the Community Care Center since 1994, formerly of Market Street, Alliance, Ohio, died Saturday, March 6, 1999, at 1:47 p.m. in the Community Care Center. Born May 1, 1917, in Waynesburg, Pa., a son of the late Ellis and Jennie (Crow) Tuttle, he was a resident of the Alliance area since 1950. He retired in 1974 after 23 years of service as a press operator at Transue-Williams. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances E. (Motherspaugh) Tuttle, on Oct. 26, 1985; two brothers, and a sister. Surviving are two brothers, Albert and Russell Tuttle, both of Waynesburg, Pa., and seven sisters, Mrs. Jim (Georgie) Cree, Mrs. Ethel Dailey and Mrs. Nellie Harris, all of Waynesburg, Pa.; Mrs. Annabelle Finch and Mrs. Blanche Tennent, both of Aliquippa; Mrs. Jim (Ruth) Taylor, Nemoclin, Pa., and Mrs. Charles (Dorothy) Philips, Charleroi, Pa. Friends will be received today from 12:30 p.m. until time of service at 1:30 p.m. in the CASSADAY-TURKLE-CHRISTIAN FUNERAL HOME, 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, Ohio. The Rev. Rick Ketterman will officiate. Interment will be in Alliance City Cemetery.


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