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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 today 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. 

Sarah Isabelle (Emler) Balph, 84, formerly of Beaver Falls and Cross Creek, Pa., died Wednesday, March 10, 1999. Born Jan. 6, 1915, in New Castle, a daughter of the late John William and Isa Ora Johnson Emler, she was employed as a nurses aide at the Beaver Valley Geriatric Center. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Balph, on Dec. 5, 1993. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. George (Karen) McLeod, Beaver Falls, and Mrs. Edward (Alice) Perrott, Patterson Township; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Shirley Balph, Beaver Falls; a stepdaughter and her husband, Mrs. Robert (Doris) Vandemark, Baldwinsville, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Friends will be received Saturday from 1 p.m. until time of service at 3 p.m. in the CAMPBELL'S BEAVER FALLS FUNERAL HOME, 14th Street and Eighth Avenue. Interment will follow in Beaver Falls Cemetery, Chippewa Township. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the Carnegie Free Library, 13th Street and Seventh Avenue, Beaver Falls, Pa. 15010, or the Beaver County Humane Society, P.O. Box 63, Monaca, Pa. 15061. 

Arthur H. Blank, 83, of New Sewickley Township, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 11, 1999, surrounded by his wife and family. Born May 28, 1915, in Freedom, a son of the late C. Edward and Edith Blank, he was a retired employee of the Aliquippa Works, Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp., and was a member and former elder of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. He served with the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Blank was a member of the Big Knob Grange, where he served as a gate keeper. Surviving are his wife, Helen Martin Blank; three daughters, Darla Shelling, Freedom; Pamela Blank, Williamsburg, Va., and Marlene Lugo, Pittsburgh; seven grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a brother, Carl Blank, and three sisters, Norma Grommes, Ruth Rose and Thelma Miller. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Elmer, Donald and Floyd Blank. Friends will be received Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the GABAUER FUNERAL HOME INC. at SYLVANIA HILLS MEMORIAL PARK INC., Daugherty Township. Mr. Blank will lie in state Monday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. in the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Rochester Road, Freedom. His pastor, the Rev. Roger Nuerge, will officiate. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Daugherty Township. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the Prince of Peace Bell Tower Fund.

Frank M. Casey, 79, of North Sewickley Township, died Wednesday, March 10, 1999, in his caretaker's home in Ohioville, following a lengthy illness. Born March 10, 1920, in Big Beaver, a son of the late William and Gertrude (Meyers) Casey, he was a retired conductor for Conrail with 44 years of service. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was an aviator in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of Union Lodge F&AM, New Brighton; New Castle Consistory; Beaver County Retired Mens Club, and the BPOE, Rochester. He was also a member of the Trinity Evangelical Church, New Brighton. Surviving are his wife, Eleanor D. (Shroads) Casey; a brother and sister-in-law, Glenn and Helen Casey, Havertown, Pa., and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the J&J SPRATT FUNERAL HOME, 1612 Third Ave., New Brighton, where services will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m., with his pastor, the Rev. Robert J. Hartman, officiating. Private interment will take place in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Daugherty Township. The family suggests memorials be made, in his name, to a charity of the donor's choice. The Beaver County Retired Mens Club will conduct a service Saturday at 3:45 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. A service will be conducted today at 9 a.m. in the MASTROFRANCESCO FUNERAL HOME, 21st and McMinn Streets, Aliquippa, 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. 

Lottie Davis, 86, of Beaver Falls, passed away Thursday, March 11, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Orthodox Church, Beaver Falls, and retired in 1977 from the former Westinghouse Electric Company as an adjuster after 22 years of service. Friends will be received Sunday from 12 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the CAMPBELL'S BEAVER FALLS FUNERAL HOME, 14th Street and Eighth Avenue. Complete arrangements will be announced in Sunday's Times. 

Vincent E. D'Itri Jr., 73, of 54 Park Place East, Midland, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Sept. 30, 1925, in Midland, a son of the late Vincent D'Itri Sr. and Maria Steff D'Itri, he was a 1944 graduate of Midland High School. He served in the Army from 1945 to 1947 during World War II in Europe, attaining the rank of sergeant. He was a 1948 graduate of the Pennsylvania Merchandising Academy in Ambridge and joined Midland's Volunteer Fire Department in 1948, where he was promoted to Fire Chief in 1957 through 1966 and remained a charter member. He joined the Midland Police Department in 1950, where he was promoted to sergeant in 1960 and appointed Chief of Police in 1966 until his retirement in 1981. He worked for Sargent Electric Company at the Beaver Valley Power Station from 1981 to 1989, where he held the position of Safety and Security Supervisor. He was a coach for Midland Midget Football and held several community related positions, such as the Midland Emergency Management Coordinator, Borough Councilman, and a member of the Midland Municipal Water Authority Board. He was a member of the American Legion Midland Post 481; Knights of Columbus Midland Council 2005, and the Beaver Valley, Western Pennsylvania, and Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Associations. He was also a member of the St. Blaise Parish. Surviving are his wife of over 50 years, Eleanor Mereskevich D'Itri, at home; four sons and daughters-in-law, James and Celeste, Robinson Township; Michael and Windy and Dennis and Melissa, all of Midland, and Daniel and Kim, Koppel; two daughters and a son-in-law, Bernadette and Richard Raich, Industry, and Constance D'Itri, Midland; 10 grandchildren, Mark Reich, Vincent D'Itri, Jennifer Todd, James D'Itri Jr., Elizabeth D'Itri, Danielle D'Itri, Christen D'Itri, Michael D'Itri Jr., Gregory D'Itri, and Nickolas D'Itri; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Antoinette and Archangelo Turriziani, Greensburg, Pa.; Rita and John Yurich, Midland, and Mary Zoldak, Greensburg, Pa. Friends will be received Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the SCHWERHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 600 Beaver Ave., Midland. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, March 15, at 10 a.m. in the St. Blaise Catholic Church, Midland. The Rev. Dennis Bradley, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Beaver Cemetery, Beaver. A vigil prayer service will be held Sunday at 8:30 p.m. by the parish members in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Vincent's memory to St. Blaise Roman Catholic Church, 772 Ohio Ave., Midland, Pa. 15059, or St. Gregory Hospice, 300 S. Walnut Lane, Beaver, Pa. 15009. 

Joseph E. Ferrigno, 83, of 6334 Sixth Ave., Koppel, died Thursday evening at 9:10 p.m., March 11, 1999, in his residence. Born Aug. 12, 1915, in Koppel, a son of the late Nick Ferrigno and Angela Rosella Ferrigno, he was supervisor in the Maintenance Department of the Babcock & Wilcox Tubular Company, Beaver Falls, retiring in 1978. He was a member of St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church, Ellwood City. Surviving are his wife, Hilda Bertagna Ferrigno, whom he married April 21, 1939; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph A. and Jo Ferrigno, Perry Township; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Bert) Kelly, Wayne Township, and Mrs. Linda Leitel, Naples, Fla; a brother, Lawrence Ferrigno, Kane, Pa.; nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Louis, Frank "Jumbo", Anthony, and Richard Ferrigno, and four sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Conti, Mrs. Frances Scialdone, Mrs. Erma Sciote, and Mrs. Amelia Gioffre. Friends will be received today from 6 to 9 p.m. in the SAMUEL TEOLIS FUNERAL HOME INC., 309 Spring Ave., Ellwood City. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday in St. Agatha Church. Burial will be in the St. Agatha Cemetery. 

Eileen S. Fisher, 71, of Harbel Drive, St. Clairsville, Ohio, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, in the Cleveland Clinic. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Clairsville; Ohio Valley Medical Center Volunteers, and the Carnation Twig, St. Clairsville. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Katherine Gillespie Schuller, and her husband, Robert C. Fisher Sr. Surviving are a son, Robert C. Fisher Jr., Denver, Colo.; a daughter, Gayle Henderson, Morgantown, W.Va.; a brother, G. Robert Schuller, in Florida; a sister, Thelma Pfleghar, New Brighton, and three grandchildren, Katherine and Steven Henderson, and Samuel Fisher. Friends are invited to attend a funeral liturgy with Mass on Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Clairsville, Ohio. Monsignor Robert H. Punke will be the celebrant. Interment will be in Beaver Cemetery, Beaver, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 573, St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950. The BECK-ALTMEYER FUNERAL HOME, 204 W. Main St., St. Clairsville, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements. 

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 today 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 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Aliquippa. 

Mrs. Frances Brown Garansi, 80, of 225 Hazel Ave., Ellwood City, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, at 8:02 a.m. in the Jameson Memorial Hospital, New Castle, following a lengthy illness. Born Nov. 4, 1918, in Ellwood City, a daughter of the late Adam and Julia Winchek Vincik, she was a lifelong resident of Ellwood City and was a Catholic by faith. She retired from the custodian department of the Ellwood City School District. Surviving are her husband, George Garansi, whom she married June 24, 1995; two sons, Thomas H. Brown, Ellwood City, and Robert G. Brown, Arnold, Md.; five daughters, Mrs. Patsy (Betty) Izzo, Ellwood City; Mrs. Michael (Dorothy) Burcik, Melbourne, Fla.; Mrs. Alan (Debbie) Bruner, Jacksonville, Fla.; Mrs. Kenneth (Sylvia) Grimes, Enon Valley, and Mrs. William (Kathy) Fazenbaker, Ellwood City; 24 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Adam (Fisher) Ripka; a brother, Adam J. Vincik Sr., and a sister, Mrs. Ann Patterson. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the SAMUEL TEOLIS FUNERAL HOME, 309 Spring Ave., Ellwood City, where a blessing service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Mauro J. Cautela will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Agatha Cemetery. 

Betty (Eazor) Garber, of Garland, Texas, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999. Born Nov. 17, 1922, in Beaver Falls, she was a daughter of the late Isaac and Esther Eazor. She was the wife of the Rev. Henry C. Garber, retired pastor of the Flower Mound Presbyterian Church. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a son, Dr. Ronald A. Garber and his wife, Martha, Coppell, Texas; a grandson, Matthew, in New York; two granddaughters, Jessica and Sage, both of Coppell, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Francis (Evelyn) Verrett, Beaver Falls, and a brother, Robert Eazor, Murrysville, Pa. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Charles Robert, on Jan. 13, 1996; four brothers, James, Andrew, Charles and Thomas, and two sisters, Emma Weigle and Jennie Pullion. Services will be held today in Texas. 

Sandra Sue Graham, 53, of 6498 Stoddard-Hayes Road, Johnston, Ohio, died at 3:20 p.m. Friday, March 5, 1999, in the Trumbull Memorial Hospital. She was born Aug. 13, 1945, in Salem, Ohio, a daughter of George R. and Leona L. Bishop Veon. She worked as a homemaker. She married Nathan Hugh Graham, formerly of Industry, on Feb. 26, 1973. Mrs. Graham is survived by her husband; sons, Edward D. Wheaton, Johnston, and George R. Wheaton, McDonald, Ohio; a daughter, Cindy J. Hillier; stepdaughters, Jodi L. Hanczar, Beaver; Lorie K. Foster, New Brighton, and Tammi L. Davis, New Brighton; sisters, Shirley J. Birmingham, East Liverpool, Ohio; Georgia Lee Dickey, Minerva, Ohio; Janet Kleinicht, Leetonia, Ohio, and Sally J. Winterburn, East Liverpool; brothers, Richard A. Veon, East Palestine, Ohio, and Jack A. Veon, North Lima, Ohio, and 10 grandchildren. A sister, Clara Veon, and a brother, James Crothers, are deceased. Funeral services were held Monday, March 8, 1999, in the BAUMGARDNER FUNERAL HOME. Burial was in Johnston Cemetery, Johnston, Ohio. 

Curtis O. Grove, 94, a lifelong resident of Chippewa Township, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, in his residence. Born Jan. 22, 1905, in Chippewa Township, a son of the late Harry Franklin Grove and Nellie Reed Grove, he was a member of the Chippewa United Methodist Church. He retired in 1967 from the Standard Steel Company in West Mayfield; was the first Police Chief in Chippewa Township, and had been the Road Supervisor for Chippewa Township. He was a member of the Chippewa Township Volunteer Fire Department and the Sportsman Club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Stinson Grove; a brother, George Grove, and five sisters, Lila Curry, Vesta Strub, Grace Harpold, Fern James and Margaret Wagoner. Surviving are two brothers, Harry "Buss" Grove, Brighton Township, and Earl Grove, North Forrestville, Md.; a sister, Lois Harris, Chippewa Township; a longtime friend, Margaret Hauer, Daugherty Township, and several nephews and nieces. Friends will be received today from 2 until 9 p.m. in the CAMPBELL'S CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME, 2618 Darlington Road. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Chippewa United Methodist Church, 2545 Darlington Road, with his pastor, the Rev. Jim Tubbs, officiating. Private interment will be in Beaver Falls Cemetery, Chippewa Township. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the Chippewa United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 2545 Darlington Road, Beaver Falls, Pa. 15010. 

Anthony W. "Tony" Gulish, 45, of Rochester, died Wednesday, March 10, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born May 19, 1953, in Sewickley, he was a son of Mike Gulish, of Rochester, and the late Mary Elizabeth Broderick Gulish, who passed away in 1994. He was an employee of N.F.& M. International of Monaca, where he was a grinder for 15 years. He was a member of St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church, Rochester, and Local 8148 United Steelworkers of America. Surviving, in addition to his father, are four brothers and three sisters-in-law, John J. and Donna Gulish, West Mayfield; Thomas M. and Jodie Gulish, Ohioville; Richard P. and Donna Gulish, Ohioville, and Michael D. Gulish, Pittsburgh; a sister and brother-in-law, Rita Marie and William Holzworth, Rochester; 10 nieces and nephews; a great-niece, and a great-nephew. Visitation will be private. A private Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday in St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Rochester. Interment will follow in St. Cecilia Cemetery, Daugherty Township. The WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester, is in charge of arrangements. 

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 today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the COPELAND MOON TOWNSHIP FUNERAL HOME, 981 Brodhead Road. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday at 1 p.m. in St. Margaret Mary Church, with Father John Ayoob officiating. Burial will be private. 

Jack H. Lanning, 80, of College Hill, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born March 3, 1919, in Darlington, a son of the late John H. Lanning and Pearl Leiper Lanning Hammerle, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a former member of the Steffen Hill United Presbyterian Church. Surviving are nine brothers and sisters, Paul Lanning, Beaver; Martha Garber, North Palm Beach, Fla.; Glenn Lanning, Tuskahoma, Okla.; Kathryn Moorhead, Beaver Falls; Vera Coleman, Hollywood, Calif.; Madelyn Warrick, New Brighton; Betsy Brown, Tucson, Ariz.; Stuart Hammerle, Ohioville, and Bruce Hammerle, Patterson Township. Friends will be received Saturday from noon until time of service at 2 p.m. in CAMPBELL'S BEAVER FALLS FUNERAL HOME, 14th Street and Eighth Avenue. Pastor Henry Howells, of the Church of the Living Christ, will officiate. Interment will be in Beaver Falls Cemetery, Chippewa Township. Full military honors will be conducted by the Beaver County Special Unit. 

Suzanna Kathleen LeRoy, 88, of New Brighton, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, in the Beaver Valley Geriatric Center, Beaver. Born March 13, 1910, in Homestead, Pa., a daughter of the late Daniel and Anna Schuster Breit, she was a member of the S.O.I. No. 1883 and the Catholic Community of Holy Family Parish, both of New Brighton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Joseph LeRoy, on Aug. 25, 1985; a brother, Daniel Breit, and three sisters, Anna Rhodes, Minnie Murray, and Freda Venuck. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Reynold Pasquale, New Brighton; six grandchildren, Brenda Cuspard and Brian Pasquale, both of New Brighton; Bruce Pasquale, Bridgewater; Bonnie Dawson, Chippewa Township; Beth Ann Sanders, Pike Creek, Texas, and Bradley Pasquale, Pittsburgh; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sara McCormick and Jennie Russell, both of Beaver Falls, and a brother, Martin Breit, Portland, Ore. Friends will be received today from 6 to 9 p.m. in the J&J SPRATT FUNERAL HOME, 1612 Third Ave., New Brighton, where a blessing service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Father Harry E. Parsons officiating. Private interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, New Brighton. 

James Mahurt, 81, of Penn Avenue, Midland, was called into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 9, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Aug. 25, 1917, in Beckley, W.Va., a son of the late George and Annie Mahurt, he was a resident of Midland for the past 50 years. He was an active member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Midland, where he served as Trustee and former Chairman of the Trustee Board. He was a retired employee of Crucible Steel Colt Industries with 34 years of service. He was also a member of the TOPS Club and the Sr. Citizens Group, both of Midland. He leaves to mourn his passing, his beloved wife of 50 years, Willa Allen Mahurt; a loving daughter and son-in-law, Tracy Lynn and Kevin Butler, Oakdale, Pa.; two dedicated sons and two daughters-in-law, James and Charlotte Mahurt, Carrollton, Texas, and Richard A. and Sarah Jane Mahurt, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands; seven grandchildren, Darcy Mahurt, Matthew Mahurt, Joe Slappy, Spencer Mahurt, Aminah Butler, Logan Mahurt, and Kalondah Butler; three sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law, Helen Dukes, Beaver Falls; George Allen and Nettie and Willie G. Bynum, all of Midland, and Elsie and Scott Banks, Aliquippa, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 440 Ohio Ave., Midland. The family will be present at the 7 to 9 p.m. viewing. A service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with his pastor, the Rev. Joseph Johnson Jr., officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Industry. Services are entrusted to the LEAVELL FUNERAL HOMES INC., 465 Midland Ave., Midland, Pa. 15059. 

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 seven grandchildren. Friends will be received today 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 today at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home. 

Gino Paolini, 81, of Harmony Township, died Thursday evening, March 11, 1999, in the Medical Center, Beaver. Born April 13, 1917, in Castelvecchio Subequo, Providence L'Aquila, Italy, a son of the late Donato and Barbara Paolini, he retired in 1979 from the American Bridge Company. He was a member of Good Samaritan Parish, Christ the King Worship Site, and a member of the MTI, Aliquippa. Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Isolina Paolini; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Dr. Ronald Paolini and his wife, Sheila, Aiken, S.C., and Dr. Lawrence Paolini, Palermo, N.J.; five grandchildren, Stephanie, Marissa, and Katrina Paolini, Aiken, S.C., and Nicholas and Anne Paolini, Palermo, N.J., and a sister, Giovanina Paolini, in Italy. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Mario and Anthony Paolini. There will be no public visitation. There will be a private family viewing. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in Good Samaritan Parish, Christ the King Worship Site. Entombment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Daugherty Township. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the American Cancer Society. The PAUL E. BOHN FUNERAL HOME INC., 1099 Maplewood Ave., Ambridge, is in charge of arrangements. 

Donna Kay (McElwain) Reeby, 55, of Castle Shannon, Pittsburgh, died Wednesday, March 10, 1999, in her home. Born June 12, 1943, in Baden, she was a daughter of Sharp M. McElwain, of Baden, and the late Elvira Nippes McElwain, who died Feb. 12, 1998. In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, William P. Reeby; a son, Loren A. Reeby, Sidney, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Lori Reeby) Black Jr., Downingtown, Pa.; a brother and sister-in-law, Paul A. and Olga McElwain, Denver, and a niece, Yelena. Also surviving are five aunts and two uncles. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the McCABE BROTHERS INC. FUNERAL HOME, 6214 Walnut St., Pittsburgh. A service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Church of the Redeemer, Forbes Avenue, Squirrel Hill. 

Anne R. Roby, 63, of Fifth Street, Baden, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, in her home, following an extended illness. Born Dec. 21, 1935, in Glenwillard, Pa., a daughter of the late George Smith and Opha Bryant Smith of Crescent Township, she was a member of the Economy Grange. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Ray Roby, in 1990; a son, Mark A. Roby, in 1972, and two brothers, James and Kenneth Smith. Surviving are a son, Bruce W. Roby, a gunnery sergeant with the United States Marine Corps stationed at Camp LeJeune, N.C., and his wife, LouAnn; three grandchildren, Amber Olson, Elizabeth Renee Roby, and Emily Anne Roby, and three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Margaret and Howard Petrie, Ambridge; Helena and Gilio Lazzaretti, Harmony Township, and Judith Smith, Crescent Township. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the JOHN SYKA FUNERAL HOME, 833 Kennedy Drive, Ambridge, where a service will be conducted Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Economy Cemetery. 

Yolanda "Dolly" Rotolo, 76, of Church Street, Ambridge, died Wednesday, March 10, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver, following an extended illness. Born May 14, 1922, in Rochester, she was a member of the Good Samaritan Parish, Ambridge. She was preceded in death by her husband, Angelo A. Rotolo, on Nov. 3, 1997. Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ronald J. and Jill Rotolo, Imperial, and Alvin A. Rotolo, Dallas, Texas; two granddaughters, Andreana and Aleana Rotolo, both of Dallas, and two brothers, Nicholas Cordasco, Ambridge, and Sam Borelli, St. Petersburg, Fla. Friends will be received Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 p.m. until time of service at 8:30 p.m. in the JOHN SYKA FUNERAL HOME, 833 Kennedy Drive, Ambridge. Interment will be held Monday in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Punxsutawney, Pa. 

Margaret E. Rutter, 75, of Economy Street, Harmony Township, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, in the Sewickley Valley Hospital. Born June 12, 1923, in Uniontown, Pa., a daughter of James and Mary Newcomer, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Ambridge; Ladies Auxiliary to the Harmony Township Volunteer Fire Department, and the Circle of Friends, Baden, where she served as a member of the Site Council. Surviving are her husband, Thomas N. Rutter, and a daughter and son-in-law, Donna K. and Mark Harding, Freedom. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the JOHN SYKA FUNERAL HOME, 833 Kennedy Drive, Ambridge, where a service will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Her pastor, the Rev. Bert Domineck, will officiate. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park. 

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 1992 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, and three sisters, Mrs. William (Toni) Lallement, Rochester; Mrs. Delmas (Pat) Stewart, Ireland, W.Va., and Mrs. Robert (Cheryl) Nagel, Medina, Ohio. Friends will be received today 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 Saturday at 11 a.m. Major Robert Pfeiffer of the Salvation Army will officiate. Interment will follow in the Beaver Falls Cemetery, Chippewa Township. 

Michael Senko, 84, of Ambridge, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, in the Providence Health Center, Beaver Falls. Born May 23, 1914, in Aliquippa, a son of the late Panko and Anna (Capko) Senko, he was a former member of SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ambridge, and was a retired employee of LTV Steel, Boilerhouse Division, Aliquippa. Mr. Senko is survived by his wife, Julia (Kriel) Senko; a daughter-in-law, Linda Senko, and a granddaughter, Michele Senko, both of Hopewell Township; sisters-in-law, Olga Zawinsky, Baden; Mary Kurylo, Teresa Mann and Janet George, all of Ambridge; brothers-in-law, Michael Gerega and August Mann, both of Ambridge, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael Dean Senko, in December 1991, and a brother, William Zawinsky. A blessing service was held Thursday in the MATTER-TATALOVICH FUNERAL HOME, 1133 Church St., Ambridge. Interment followed in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Daugherty 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.; two grandchildren, James Victor Shones and Victor Matthew Shones, and three sisters, Marge Turney, in Missouri; Delores Smith, Glenwillard, and Gertrude Gilchrist, Aliquippa. Friends will be received today 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. 

Eugene G. "Gene" Tabacchi, of Wintersville, Ohio, died Wednesday, March 10, 1999, in his home. Born in Parlett, Ohio, a son of the late Peter and Anna Rensi Tabacchi, he was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Wintersville, Ohio; American Legion; 69th Division Association; Italian American Cultural Club, and the Sierra Club. A graduate of Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, he retired in 1987 as the editorial page editor of the Beaver County Times, Beaver. He also worked as a newspaperman in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, as well as in coal mines, steel mills and on the family farm. He served in World War II in the 69th Infantry Division in England, France, Belgium and Germany. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Gilbert and Frank Tabacchi, and a sister, Alice Cramer. Surviving are his wife, Jacqueline Bossick Tabacchi, whom he married Jan. 12, 1952; two sons, Lt. Col. Peter J. Tabacchi, Bamberg, Germany, and Christopher Tabacchi, Kansas City, Mo.; two daughters, Mrs. Jess (Colleen) Hyde, Shinglehouse, Pa., and Mrs. Henry (Paula) Hughes, Heidelberg, Germany; four sisters, Tracy Rensi and Mrs. John (Anna Frances) Rensi, both of Hopedale, Ohio; Violet Knight, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Ann Tabacchi, Hopedale, Ohio, and nine grandchildren. Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the DUNLOPE-SHORAC FUNERAL HOME, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville, Ohio. A funeral liturgy with Mass will be held Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Church, with Monsignor Gerald E. Calovini and the Rev. Robert Jackson, his nephew, concelebrating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Hopedale, Ohio. Vigil services will be held today at 3:45 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the Jefferson County Unit of the American Cancer Society. 

Mary Dorothy Vojtko Thomas, 88, of 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, where she was a member of the Christian Mothers, 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. 

William S. (Sonny/Hottie) Wanto Sr., 64, of Monaca, died Thursday afternoon, March 11, 1999, in his residence, following a brief illness. Born Aug. 21, 1934, in Bobtown (Green County), Pa., a son of the late John and Susan (Montana) Wanto, he worked the majority of his life at the Aliquippa Works of LTV Steel Corporation and retired from Shiflet Imaging in Aliquippa in 1996. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monaca, and was a man of devout faith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1957 to 1959. Surviving are his wife, Andrea Yakobik Wanto, to whom he was united in marriage on April 26, 1980; seven children and spouses, William Wanto Jr. and his wife, Cindy, Fair Oaks; John Wanto and his wife, Joann, Pittsburgh; Richard Jeffers and his wife, Tracy, Monaca; Carol Wanto Bouchard and her husband, Terry, Pittsburgh; Michelle Wanto Mooney and her husband, Tom, Dormont, Pa.; Melissa Wanto Giegucz and her husband, Mike, Mt. Lebanon; Kathy Ann Jeffers and Angel of Monaca; 14 grandchildren; a great-grandson; a brother, John Wanto, Bobtown; three sisters, Verona Wanto Kish, Parma Heights, Ohio; Dorothy Wanto, Minerva, Ohio, and his twin sister, Mrs. Charles (Sis) McLaughlin, Bobtown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Andrew Wanto. Friends will be received today from 3 to 9 p.m. in the SIMPSON FUNERAL HOME, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca, where prayers will be recited on Saturday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monaca. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Full military honors will be provided by the Beaver County Special Unit. 

Anna Mae "Sis" Williams, 76, of 719 Dale St., Aliquippa, died Wednesday, March 10, 1999, in her home. Born Oct. 14, 1922, in Americus, Ga., a daughter of the late Jesse and Pearline Clark Turner, she was a resident of Aliquippa for 73 years and was a graduate of Aliquippa High School. She was a former member of the First Church of God in Christ (now Church in the Round) for 40 years, where she was a member of the Good Samaritan Club and the Usher Board. She was a current member of the Christian Lighthouse Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold "Loffus" William Jr., on March 10, 1996; a daughter, Selma Marie Williams, and a sister, Margie Stevens. Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Randall and Bernice Williams, Arnold Sr. and Patricia Williams, all of Aliquippa, and Erban Williams, Detroit, Mich.; a daughter, Darlene Giles, Aliquippa; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Willie and Laura Turner, Detroit, Mich., and Albert Sr. and Helen Turner, Topeka, Fla.; an uncle and two aunts, Joseph and Viola Turner, Beaver Falls, and Nan Brantley, Buffalo, N.Y.; three nephews, Albert Turner Jr. and Leonard Turner, both of Detroit, Mich., and Kermit Turner, San Antonio, Texas; a cousin, Chester Clark, Aliquippa; a goddaughter, Hedi Sims; devoted friends, Luvenia Jeter, Elizabeth Black, Mr. and Mrs. Lugene Davis, Mr. and Mrs. John Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Wilbon, Willa Mae Horton, Susie Rickerson, Frances Hunter, Nellie Marshall, Johnella McNeill, and members of the Good Samaritan Club, all of Aliquippa, and a host of other cousins and friends. Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Christian Lighthouse Church, Aliquippa, where a service will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m., by her pastor, the Rev. Lucas Boxley. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Aliquippa. Arrangements are being handled by the SHEFFIELD ALIQUIPPA FUNERAL HOME, 920 Franklin Ave. 

William Gerald "Woody" Wood, 70, of Brighton Township, died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, at his residence. Born Aug. 8, 1928, in New Brighton, a son of the late Orville T. Sr. and Iva Mae (Nicholl) Wood, he worked in the inspection department of the Babcock & Wilcox Company. A Protestant by faith, he was a member of the Highland Area VFW; a former member of the Beaver Falls BPOE 348, and had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, John E., Cecil E. and Clyde A. Wood. He is survived by a brother, Orville T. Wood, Enon Valley. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the CAMPBELL'S CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME, 2618 Darlington Road, where a service will be conducted Saturday at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Hengust Robinson Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Beaver Falls Cemetery, Chippewa Township. Full military honors will be conducted by the Veteran's Honor Guard. 

Margaret L. Roscoe Yoko, 85, of Aliquippa, died Wednesday, March 10, 1999, in the UPMC - Beaver Valley, Aliquippa. Born Nov. 23, 1913, in Braddock, Pa., a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Orlovich Roscoe, she was a member of St. Titus Roman Catholic Church, Aliquippa, and the Christian Mothers of the church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Yoko; three brothers, Victor, John and Chuck Roscoe, and a sister, Helen Stefanosky. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Hilda Yoko, in Colorado; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Dorothy "Jeanie" and Richard Rhodes, Aliquippa; Patricia McCracken, New Brighton, and Mary Lee and Michael Duafala, Beaver Falls; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and a sister, Ann Skiba, Aliquippa. Friends will be received Sunday 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 blessing service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. Father Ward Stakem, O.F.M. Cap. will officiate. Private interment will follow in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Hopewell Township.


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