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Irma E. Buchanan, 95, of Lakewood, Ohio, formerly of Aliquippa and Florida, died Sunday, March 7, 1999. Born Feb. 21, 1904, in Perrysville, Pa., she was the oldest of 10 children. She was active in the Woodlawn Presbyterian Church and was an avid bridge player. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Buchanan. Surviving are two daughters, Phyllis Roemer (Mrs. Roy), in Florida, and Joanne Brinkman (John), in Ohio; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Howard Williams, Zelienople, and a sister, Eva Wright, Portland, Ore. Services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Mill Creek Presbyterian Church, Hookstown. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church. Interment will be in Mill Creek Hill Cemetery. 

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 today from 7 to 9 p.m. in CAMPBELL'S CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME, 2618 Darlington Road, where a service will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m with the Rev. Todd Davis of the Riverview United Methodist Church officiating. Private interment will be in the Sylvania Hills Mausoleum, Daugherty Township. 

Harold D. "Jack" Cecil, 70, of Harmony Township, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, in Allegheny General Hospital. Born April 2, 1928, in Imperial, Pa., a son of the late Elmer and Mae Cecil, he was retired from the Aliquippa Works, Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. He belonged to Good Samaritan Roman Catholic Church; was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, and a member of the Ambridge Country Club. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Cecil; a brother, Richard A. Cecil, Imperial, and three sisters and a brother-in-law, Alice J. Williams, and Betty L. and James Lonchiek, all of Imperial, and Michelle Borkoski, Sheraden, Pa. Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the WALTER R. KASPER FUNERAL HOME, 547 Eighth St., Ambridge, where a service will be held Friday at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in the Good Samaritan St. Veronica Worship Site. The Rev. James Kunkle will officiate. Burial will be in the church Cemetery, Fair Oaks. 

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. 

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 Westminster 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, and three sisters, Grace Majzlik, in 1974; Edith Funkhouser, in 1978, and Ruth Scheidemantle, in 1998. Friends will be received today 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 Mausoleum. 

John F. Kenny, 85, of Beaver Falls, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born June 22, 1913, in Cannelton, Pa., a son of the late Patrick Andrew and Alma Majors Kenny, he retired from Babcock and Wilcox, Beaver Falls, in 1975 as a furnace operator in the Cold Drawn Department. He was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Beaver Falls, where he was an usher for 35 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida May Barr Kenny, on Sept. 12, 1983. Surviving are his children, Mrs. Virginia (Robert) King, Sarasota, Fla.; Mr. James S. Kenny, in Washington; Mrs. Patricia (Richard) Dixon, South Beaver Township; Mrs. Loretta (Edward) Scharrenberg, Penn Hills, Pa., and Mr. John E. (Debroah) Kenny, Kansas City, Mo.; 11 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the SPRATT FUNERAL HOME, 1901 Seventh Ave., BEAVER FALLS, where a blessing service will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Paul J. Savage officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary Roman Catholic Cemetery, Chippewa Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made, if desired, in John's memory to McGuire Memorial Home, Mercer Road, New Brighton, Pa. 15066. 

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 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. 

Josephine Verner Lucente, 87, of the Beaver Valley Geriatric Center, Brighton Township, and formerly of Beaver, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Sept. 27, 1911, in Moon Run, Pa., a daughter of the late James and Carmella Atessano Verner, she was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Church, Beaver. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Milly T. Lucente, in 1975; a daughter, Phyllis Geronimo, in 1988; a brother, Joseph Verner, and five sisters, Frances Lombardo, Theresa Perciavalle, Mary DiCello, Betty DiBiaggo, and Rose Colorito. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Emil and Virginia Lucente, Beaver Falls; a daughter, Frances Bilotto, Beaver; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Dominic Verner, formerly of Beaver Falls; Nicholas and Mary Verner, Gibsonia, and Samuel (Bobby) and Phyllis Verner, Beaver Falls, and a sister Mae Polce, Beaver Falls. Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the TODD FUNERAL HOME, 340 Third St., Beaver. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in SS. Peter & Paul Church with the Rev. Msgr. Raymond T. Schultz officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Industry. A rosary will be recited Thursday at 8:45 p.m. in the funeral home. 

L. Austin Malone, 85, a Moon Township resident since 1952, died Monday, March 8, 1999. Born Oct. 12, 1913, in Burgettstown, Pa., a son of the late Walter Earl and Elsa Mable (Miller) Malone, he retired in 1977 after 37 years from Dravo Corporation as Director of MIS. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Coraopolis; F&AM Lodge 674, and Dravo Seniors. He was preceded in death by his wife, Henrietta Shope Malone, on June 26, 1997. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, H. Bradley and Elaine Malone, Marietta, Ga.; two grandchildren, Carrie Malone, Smyrne, Ga., and Neil Malone, Marietta, Ga.; two sisters, Irene Linton, New Athens, Ohio, and Belle Howard, Burgettstown, and two brothers, Raymond and Marion Malone, both of Burgettstown. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the COPELAND MOON TOWNSHIP FUNERAL HOME, 981 Brodhead Rd., where a survice will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. Burial will be Friday at noon in Eden Cemetery, Clearfield, Pa. 

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. Surviving are a brother, John P. McGowan Jr., Daugherty Township; two sisters, Edna Namola, Beaver Falls, and Madonna Thompson, Titusville; two sisters-in-law, Harriet McGowan and LaRue McGowan, both of Daugherty Township, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Geneva McGowan, and two brothers, Louis and George McGowan. Friends will be received today 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. 

Rose (Mihalishen) Michelosen, 97, of Ambridge, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, in the Valley Care Nursing Home, Aleppo Township. Born Feb. 18, 1902, in Galitizia, Poland, she was a member of St. Peter and Paul Ukranian Catholic Church, Ambridge. She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Michelosen, on Jan. 28, 1983. Surviving are three daughters and a son-in-law, Stella and Paul Nakonezny, West View, Pa., and Ann Michelosen and Catherine Michelosen, both at home, and a granddaughter, Rosemary, and her husband, Fulton Miklos, Pittsburgh. Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. in the PAUL E. BOHN FUNERAL HOME INC., where a service will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. in St. Peter and Paul Church. Interment will follow in St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Economy. Parastas service will be held this evening at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home. 

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 Quina Price, Wampum, and John M. and Carolyn Price, North Sewickley Township; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debby and Eugene Jeannette, Ellwood City, and Nancy and Michael Boswell, Beaver Falls; nine grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. William (Catherine) Farrow, North Sewickley Township. A service will be conducted today at 10 a.m. in the CAMPBELL'S BEAVER FALLS FUNERAL HOME, 14th Street and Eighth Avenue, with the Rev. Wade Barto, her pastor, officiating. 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. 

Walter "Gus" Radzyminski, 47, of Rochester, N.Y., formerly of Rochester, Pa., died unexpectedly Thursday, March 4, 1999, in Rochester, N.Y. He was a training manager at the Digital and Applied Imaging Division of Eastman Kodak, Rochester, N.Y. Surviving are his wife, Lisbeth "Beth" Trumpeter Radzyminski; two sons, Jeffrey and Kevin; two sisters, and a brother. Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 7, 1999, at 3 p.m. in Pearce Memorial Church. 

Chad Jason Webster, 21, of 702 North Ave., Brighton Township, died Monday, March 8, 1999, in Cleveland Clinic, following a lengthy illness. Born Nov. 12, 1977, in Rochester, a son of James Edward Webster, Sharon Grove, Ky., and Loretta Ann Leaf, Brighton Township, he was a former employee of Meyer's Quick Lube, Beaver. A 1997 Beaver High School graduate, he was a student at the University of New Haven, West Haven, Conn. He was Presbyterian by faith. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Jamie Webster, Pittsburgh; maternal grandparents, Charles and Frances Leaf, Brighton Township, and an aunt and uncle, Linda and James Casteel, and cousins, Amy and T.J. Casteel, all of Hollywood, Fla. A number of other aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive. Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the TODD FUNERAL HOME, 340 Third St. Beaver, where a funeral service will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. by Pastor Pete Daniels. The family requests that in lieu of flowers contributions be made, if desired, to the Chad Webster Memorial Scholarship, Beaver Area School District Education Foundation, 855 Second St., Beaver, Pa. 15009. 

Gladys Irene Baker, 75, of 478 Jefferson Ave., Vanport, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, in Villa St. Joseph, Baden. Born June 17, 1923, in Rochester, a daughter of the late Imbrie and Margaret D. Davidson Baker, she was a retired employee of the P&LE Railroad, Pittsburgh. She was a member of the Bridgewater Presbyterian Church, the YMCA and the NARVE. She is survived by a sister, Sarah Jane McGuckin, Vanport and numerous cousins. Friends will be received Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the TODD FUNERAL HOME, 340 Third St., Beaver, where a service will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. by Pastor William Silver. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Daugherty Township. 

Harold D. "Jack" Cecil, 70, of Harmony Township, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, in Allegheny General Hospital. Born April 2, 1928, in Imperial, Pa., a son of the late Elmer and Mae Jordan Cecil, he was retired from the Aliquippa Works, Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. He belonged to the Good Samaritan Roman Catholic Church. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, he was a member of the Ambridge Country Club, where he served on the board of directors. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Cecil; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard A. and Linda Cecil, Imperial, and three sisters and a brother-in-law, Alice J. Williams, and Betty L. and James Lonchiek, all of Imperial, and Michelle Borkoski, Sheraden, Pa. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the WALTER R. KASPER FUNERAL HOME, 547 Eighth St., Ambridge, where a service will be held Friday at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in the Good Samaritan St. Veronica Worship Site. The Rev. James Kunkel will officiate. Burial will be in the church Cemetery, Fair Oaks. Members of the Christian Mothers and the Ladies Guild will recite a rosary today at 3 p.m. in the funeral home. 

Attilio Peter D'Amico, 86, of Aliquippa, and a resident of Villa St. Joseph, Baden, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, in UPMC - Beaver Valley. Born June 1, 1912, in Italy, a son of the late Peter and Antoinette (Pelino) D'Amico, he was a member of St. Titus Catholic Church, Aliquippa. Mr. D'Amico was a retired foreman from the North Mills Pipe Shop of the Aliquippa Works, Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. Mr. D'Amico was preceded in death by his wife, Sara Ruth (Suhayda) D'Amico; a sister, Lena Pazzanita, and a brother, Joseph D'Amico. Surviving are a son, Peter A. D'Amico; a daughter and son-in-law, Marlene "Cookie" and Edward Pontis; three loving grandchildren, Edward D. and Carol Pontis, Kimberly and Colan Alford, and Peter M. D'Amico; three great-grandchildren, Brandon, Dustin and Kimberly Pontis; a sister, Biondi Paluzzi; a brother and sister-in-law, Louis and Audrey D'Amico, and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the MASTROFRANCESCO FUNERAL HOME, 21st and McMinn Streets, Aliquippa, where a service will be conducted Friday at 9 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Titus Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Hopewell Township. 

Raymond A. French, 57, of Aliquippa, died Wednesday, March 10, 1999, in UPMC - Beaver Valley. Born Oct. 23, 1941, in Aliquippa, he was a son of Jean (Orr) French, of Aliquippa, and the late Raymond N. French. Mr. French was a retired employee of the blooming mill of LTV Steel, Aliquippa. Surviving are his wife, Catherine (Anderson) French; a son, Raymond Michael French, Aliquippa; a daughter, Kelly French, New Brighton; five grandchildren, Bradley, Brittany, Ashley, Melissa and Amber French, and a sister, Lois Wilhelm, Homosassa, Fla. Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the WAYNE N. TATALOVICH FUNERAL HOME, 2205 McMinn St., Aliquippa. Complete arrangements will be announced in Friday's Times. 

Amanda Beichner Groom, 69, of Patterson Township, died Wednesday, March 10, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Nov. 21, 1929, in New Brighton, a daughter of the late William and Minnie Milliron Beichner, she was a retired employee of the former Westinghouse Electric, Beaver. She was preceded in death by her hsuband, Blair B. Groom, in 1987, and a son, Terry E. Groom, in 1997. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Donna Groom, and Dale and Sue Groom, all of Patterson Township; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. John (Joan) Larson, Chippewa Township; Sandra Vandevort, Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. James (Mary Lou) Spickerman, Margate, Fla., and several nieces and nephews. 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 held Friday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Todd M. Davis, pastor of the Riverview United Methodist Church, Patterson Township, will officiate. Interment will be private. 

Anthony W. "Tony" Gulish, 45, of Rochester, passed away, Wednesday, March 10, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born May 19, 1953 in Sewickley, a son of the late Mary Elizabeth Broderick Gulish, who passed away in 1994, and Mike Gulish Jr., Rochester, he was an employee of the N.F.& M. International of Monaca and a member of St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church, Rochester. Complete arrangements will be announced in Friday's Times by the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester. 

John F. Kenny, 85, of Beaver Falls, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born June 22, 1913, in Cannelton, Pa., a son of the late Patrick Andrew and Alma Majors Kenny, he retired from Babcock and Wilcox, Beaver Falls, in 1975 as a furnace operator in the Cold Drawn Department. He was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Beaver Falls, where he was an usher for 35 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida May Barr Kenny, on Sept. 12, 1983. Surviving are his children, Mrs. Virginia (Robert) King, Sarasota, Fla.; Mr. James S. Kenny, in Washington; Mrs. Patricia (Richard) Dixon, South Beaver Township; Mrs. Loretta (Edward) Scharrenberg, Penn Hills, Pa., and Mr. John E. (Debroah) Kenny, Kansas City, Mo.; 11 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received today from 5 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the SPRATT FUNERAL HOME, 1901 Seventh Ave., BEAVER FALLS, where a blessing service will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Paul J. Savage officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary Roman Catholic Cemetery, Chippewa Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made, if desired, in John's memory to McGuire Memorial Home, Mercer Road, New Brighton, Pa. 15066. 

Richard L. Krane, 49, a Moon Township resident for the past 25 years, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, in UPMC-Passavant. Born Aug. 4, 1949, in Pittsburgh, he was an account executive for Moraine Group, Inc. in Mars, and was formerly employed by Wausau Insurance Co. for 21 years. Mr. Kane served as president of the Pinch Hitter Club for the Moon Township Baseball Association, and was a graduate of West Virginia University. He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce (Berardi) Krane; his mother, Dorothy (Kiley) Krane, Pittsburgh, and a son, Ryan R. Krane, Moon Township. He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard J. Krane. Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the COPELAND MOON TOWNSHIP FUNERAL HOME, 981 Brodhead Road. A service is scheduled for Saturday. A complete obituary will appear in Friday's Times. 

Josephine Verner Lucente, 87, of the Beaver Valley Geriatric Center, Brighton Township, and formerly of Beaver, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Sept. 27, 1911, in Moon Run, Pa., a daughter of the late James and Carmella Atessano Verner, she was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, Beaver. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Milly T. Lucente, in 1975; a daughter, Phyllis Geronimo, in 1988; a brother, Joseph Verner, and five sisters, Frances Lombardo, Theresa Perciavalle, Mary DiCello, Betty DiBiaggo, and Rose Colorito. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Emil and Virginia Lucente, Beaver Falls; a daughter, Frances Bilotto, Beaver; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Dominic Verner, formerly of Beaver Falls; Nicholas and Mary Verner, Gibsonia, and Samuel (Bobby) and Phyllis Verner, Beaver Falls, and a sister Mae Polce, Beaver Falls. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the TODD FUNERAL HOME, 340 Third St., Beaver. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in SS. Peter and Paul Church with the Rev. Monsignor Raymond T. Schultz officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Industry. A rosary will be recited today at 8:45 p.m. in the funeral home. 

James Mahurt of Penn Avenue, Midland, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Complete arrangements will be announced in Friday's Times. Services are entrusted to the LEAVELL FUNERAL HOME, 465 Midland Ave., Midland. 

Andrew E. Montini, 77, of Aliquippa, died Monday, March 8, 1999, in the Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, Ariz. Born March 12, 1921, in Aliquippa, he was a son of the late Luigi and Palmyra (Bufalini) Montini. Mr. Montini was a member of St. Titus Roman Catholic Church, Aliquippa; St. Titus Holy Name Society, and the MPI Club. He was a retired employee of LTV Steel, Tinplate Division, Aliquippa, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris (Colella) Montini, in 1997; two brothers, Silver and Anthony Montini, and a sister, Ann Faber. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Sam and Judy Montini, and Ed and Anne Montini, all of Phoenix, Ariz.; a brother, Domenic Montini, Ambridge; a sister, Rose Bilotto, Pittsburgh, and five grandchildren. Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the WAYNE N. TATALOVICH FUNERAL HOME, 2205 McMinn St., Aliquippa, where a service will be conducted Saturday at 9 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Titus Catholic Church, Aliquippa. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hopewell Township. A rosary service will be held Friday at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home. 

Thomas C. Rylott III, 54, of Beaver Falls, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 10, 1999, surrounded by his devoted wife and family. Born Jan. 27, 1945, in New Brighton, a son of the late Thomas D. Jr. and Lois Kelley Rylott, he was a member of the Salvation Army in Beaver Falls, and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. An avid bowler and softball player, he was a former employee of the Beaver County Department of Public Works, and retired in 1990 as a letter carrier from the Beaver Falls Post Office. Surviving are his loving wife, Sandra Wise Rylott; a daughter, Kelley Renee Rylott, and a son, Lance Alworth Rylott, both at home; three brothers, Robert Rylott, in Florida; Dale W. Kelley, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Terry L. Rylott, Beaver Falls; three sisters, Mrs. William (Toni) Lallement, Rochester; Mrs. Delmas (Pat) Stewart, Ireland, W. Va., and Mrs. Robert (Cherly) Nagel, Medina, Ohio. Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in CAMPBELL'S BEAVER FALLS FUNERAL HOME, 14th Street and Eighth Avenue, where a service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. Major Robert Pfeiffer of the Salvation Army will officiate. Interment will follow in the Beaver Falls Cemetery, Chippewa Township. 

Hilda M. Shones, 77, formerly of South Heights, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, in Chicago, Ill. Born Aug. 27, 1921, in Burgettstown, Pa., a daughter of the late John and Margaret Diamond Bradley, she was a member of St. Catherine Roman Catholic Church, Wireton. A retired cafeteria worker with Robert Morris College, she was a former member of the South Heights Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Shones, in 1988; two sisters, Julie Kreiger and Catherine Vandergrift, and two brothers, James and Patrick Bradley. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Victor and Andrea Shones, Raccoon Township; a daughter and son-in-law, Constance and Thomas Morong, Justice, Ill., and two grandchildren, James Victor Shones and Victor Matthew Shones. Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 9 p.m. in the HUNTSMAN ALIQUIPPA FUNERAL HOME, 2345 Mill St., where a prayer service will be held Saturday at 12:30 p.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 1 p.m. in St. Catherine Roman Catholic Church, Wireton. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the Alzheimer's Association, 70 East Lake St., 6th Floor, Chicago, Ill. 60601. 

Everett Ray Stelter, 46, of Box 2396, R.D. 2, Wampum, New Beaver Boro, died Sunday, March 7, 1999, at 11:30 a.m. in El Reno, Okla., following a heart attack while on a cross country trip. Born Aug. 19, 1952, in New Castle, a son of Donald and Peg Pryor Stelter, of R.D. 1, New Galilee, he was a truck driver for CDS Lines Inc., Canonsburg, Pa., and was a former machine operator with the Babcock & Wilcox Co., Beaver Falls. He was a member of the Enon Valley Presbyterian Church and the New Beaver Boro Fire Police and Fire Department. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Vicki Jo Smith Stelter, whom he married Oct. 12, 1973; four nieces; three nephews, and two brothers, Robert B. Stelter, R.D. 2, Wampum, and Dale E. Stelter, Fombell. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the MARSHALL FUNERAL HOME, Wampum, where a service will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. The Rev. John B. Dickey, of the United Presbyterian Church of Ambridge, and the Rev. Joanne Cox Meerse of Meadville, will officiate. Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery, New Beaver Boro. 

Mary Dorothy Vojtko Thomas, 88, of 2033 Circle Drive, Aliquippa, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, in the Rochester Manor Nursing Home, Rochester. Born Jan. 20, 1911, in Homestead, Pa., a daughter of the late Steve and Mary Vojtko, she was a housewife and a resident of Aliquippa for 57 years. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church and the First Catholic Ladies Slovak Association. Surviving are her husband, Paul Thomas; a son, Paul G. Thomas and his wife, Iva, Bethesda, Md.; three grandchildren, Stephen Thomas and his wife, Denise, Great Falls, Va.; Michael Thomas and his wife, Julia, Silver Spring, Md., and Janet Thomas, Washington, D.C., and two great-grandchildren, Kaley Thomas and Rachel Thomas, both of Great Falls, Va. Mary Thomas was preceded in death by her beloved son, Armand P. Thomas, on July 7, 1994; a brother, Steve Vojtko, and a sister, Anna Chinchar. Visitation will be private. A service will be conducted Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in the DARROCH MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 2640 Mill St., Aliquippa, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at noon in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Hopewell Township. Father Gerald Chinchar, her nephew from Dayton, Ohio, will officiate. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery.


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