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Jane Knighton Adamonis, 77, of Ambridge, died Friday, March 12, 1999, in Sewickley Valley Hospital. Born July 16, 1921, in Ambridge, a daughter of the late Morris and Ina Knighton, she was a member of Good Samaritan Parish St. Veronica Worship Site. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley C. Adamonis, on Aug. 12, 1990. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, James and Connie Adamonis, Centerville, Ohio, and two granddaughters, Jill Adamonis, Centerville, Ohio, and Amy Nicole and her husband, Jeff Bender, Glen Allen, Va. Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the PAUL E. BOHN FUNERAL HOME INC., where a service will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. in the Good Samaritan Parish St. Veronica Worship Site with the Rev. Father John Skirtich officiating. Interment will follow in Good Samaritan Cemetery, Fair Oaks. 

Wilmer "Sparky" J. Adams, 80, of Ft. Myers Beach, Fla., died Friday, March 12, 1999, in Hope Hospice of Lee County. Mr. Adams had been a resident of Ft. Myers Beach since 1990 after moving from Ambridge. "Sparky" retired in 1981 after 35 years as a teacher and baseball and basketball coach for the Ambridge Area High School. He was a member of The Church of the Ascension, Ft. Myers Beach, for the past nine years. Surviving are a sister, Ms. Alma M. Adams, Ft. Myers Beach. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date in Ambridge. The family requests that memorial contributions be made, if desired to Hope Hospice, 9740 Health Park Circle, Ft. Myers, Fla. 33908 or to the charity of one's choice in memory of Mr. Adams. 

Naomi Jean Blazak, 70, a lifetime resident of West Mayfield, died Friday, March 12, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Sept. 12, 1928, in Beaver Falls, a daughter of the late Robert P. and Glady McGowan Wickline, she was a homemaker; a member of St. Rose Roman Catholic Church, and the His & Hers Bowling League at Sim's Lanes. Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Raymond A. Blazak; a son and daughter-in-law, Raymond S. and Bonnie Blazak, Chippewa Township; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Constance "Connie" and Lenny Brown, East Palestine, Ohio; Brenda Suppa, Toledo, Ohio; Bobbie and Joe Fleet and Diana and Mike Shrum, all of New Sewickley,; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, William "Bill" and Vera Wickline, New Windsor, N.Y.; Lysle T. and Molly Wickline, West Mayfield, and James P. Wickline, Beaver Falls; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Helen Darr, Warren, Ohio; Elinor Jackson, New Brighton, and Betty Lou and Philip McCoy, Conway; 12 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathryn Goodwald, in 1975; a brother, Robert P. "Brick" Wickline, and a grandchild, Kali Marie Biros. Friends will be received in the LUTTON BEAVER FALLS FUNERAL HOME, 1117 Fifth Ave., today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers will be recited Tuesday at 10:20 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. in St. Rose Catholic Church with Father Robert Guay, of Our Lady of Peace, officiating. Entombment will be in Williamsburg Mausoleum, Chippewa Township. 

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 today from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the J&J SPRATT FUNERAL HOME, 1612 Third Ave., New Brighton, where services will be held today 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. 

Lottie Davis, 86, of Beaver Falls, passed away Thursday, March 11, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Aug. 17, 1912, in Beaver Falls, a daughter of the late John and Rose Moses Davis, she was a member of St. John the Evangelist Orthodox Church, Beaver Falls, and retired in 1977 from the former Westinghouse Electric Corp. as an adjuster after 22 years of service. Surviving are two sisters, Linda Davis, with whom she resided, and Mrs. Mary D. Albert, Canton, Ohio; a niece and nephew, Jeanette and James Tomey, and a great-nephew, Nick Tomey, all of Canton, Ohio; two great-nieces, Sharon Albaugh, Canton, Ohio, and Bette Lou Charles, Pittsburgh, and great-great-nieces and nephew, Melissa and Daniel Albaugh, and Amanda and Nicole Tomey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Annie and Ethel Davis; nieces, Betty Jane Charles and Adele Albert, and a nephew, Nick Albert. Friends will be received today from noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the CAMPBELL'S BEAVER FALLS FUNERAL HOME, 14th Street and Eighth Avenue, where a Trisagion (prayer service) will be conducted Monday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Orthodox Church, with the Rev. Father Mark Maymon officiating Interment will be in Beaver Falls Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to St. John the Evangelist Orthodox Church, 1501 Eighth Ave., Beaver Falls, Pa. 15010. Trisagion (prayer service) will be held today at 2 p.m. in the funeral home. 

Anastasia "Nancy" Dzeryn, 74, of Beaver Road, Ambridge, died Friday, March 12, 1999, in the Sewickley Valley Hospital, following an extended illness. Born May 15, 1924, in the Ukraine, she was a resident of Ambridge for the past 43 years. She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ambridge, where she worked on the pirohy project for 17 years, and was a member of the Apostle Ship of Prayer and the UNA Lodge 161, Ambridge. Surviving are her husband, Michael Dzeryn; a brother, Steve Pchenko, and two sisters, Sophie Plchuk and Anne Dwulek, all in Poland, and many nieces and nephews in Poland. She was preceded in death by a brother, Nicholas Pchenko, and a sister, Rose Furmankevich, both who died in Poland. Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday 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 Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. in SS. Peter and Paul Church with her pastor, Father Michael Polosky, officiating. Brial will follow in the church cemetery, Economy Borough. Parastas will be held Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. 

Betty Fritz, 79, of Brighton Township, died Saturday, March 13, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Complete arrangements will be announced in Monday's Times by the ZURIK FUNERAL HOME, Corner of Second and Market Streets, Beaver. 

Mary J. Gregorek, 94, of Ambridge, died Saturday, March 13, 1999, in the Sewickley Valley Hosptial. Born Sept. 6, 1904, she was a member of the Good Samaritan Parish St. Veronica Worship Site and was member of the former C.D.A. Court 777 and the former St. Veronica Women's Guild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Gregorek, in July 1973, and a daughter, Catherine Walko, on July 28, 1988. Surviving are a son, Stephen Gegorek, Butler, Pa.; a grandson, Greg Walko, Ambridge; a granddaughter, Margo Edwards, in Hawaii; a great-grandson, Logan, in Hawaii, and a niece, Ann Painter, Bairdsford, Pa. Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the PAUL E. BOHN FUNERAL HOME INC., 1099 Maplewood Ave., Ambridge. Complete funeral arrangments will be announced in Monday's Times. 

Margaret W. Hassell, 91, of Warren, Ohio, died Friday, March 12, 1999, in Youngstown. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer H. Hassell. Surviving are a son, Gordon E. Hassell, Warren; two granddaughters, and seven great-grandchildren. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 33 N. Arlington, Niles, Ohio 44446. The SAMPLE-O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Sharon, Pa., is in charge of arrangements. 

Steven F. Hovanec, 87, of the Villa St. Joseph, Baden, and formerly of Beaver, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, in the villa. Born Aug. 5, 1911, a son of the late Martin and Anne Hovanec, he was a retired manager of the Wine & Spirit Store, Rochester, and was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Church, Beaver. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth, in 1995, and a daughter, Patricia Ann Craig, in 1998. Surviving are a son, James Steven Hovanec, Beaver; a daughter, Elizabeth Jean Hovanec, Tiburon, Calif.; four grandchildren, Jen Hovanec and James Hovanec Jr., both of Beaver; Melissa Lynn McMilan, Lakeport, Calif., and Deborah Erin Houdeshaldt, Rockland, Calif.; two great-grandchildren, Christian Ann McMilan, Lakeport, Calif., and Shelby Lee Stanich, Rocklin, Calif.; two sisters, Betty Ann Zelin and Mary Ann Balak, both of Ambridge, and a brother, Edward Hovanec, Tucson, Ariz. Friends will be received Monday 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 Tuesday at 10 a.m. in SS. Peter & Paul Church with the Rev. Msgr. Raymond T. Schultz officiating. Entombment will follow in Beaver Cemetery Mausoleum. A rosary will be recited Monday at 8 p.m. in the funeral home. 

Thelma (Muriel) Thorne Kelley, 81, of Industry, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 13, 1999, in her home. Born March 17, 1917, in Ohioville, a daughter of the late John H. and Emma A. Tressler Thorne, she was a resident of Industry most of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman D. Kelley Sr., on Dec. 31, 1988; three brothers, Leo J., Frank A. and Charles W. Thorne, and a sister, Sarah (Sue) Deem. Surviving are two sons, Frederick D. Kelley, Industry, and N. David Kelley Jr., Dinwiddie, Va.; four sisters, Mrs. Delma Popp, Industry; Mrs. Paul (Carmen) Dawson, East Liverpool, Ohio, and Mrs. Keith (Verna) Davis and Mrs. Richard (Audrey) Douds, both of Industry; six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the J.T. ANDERSON AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 205 College Ave., Beaver, where a funeral service will be conducted Tuesday at a time to be announced with the Rev. R. Martin Williams, pastor of the Four Mile United Presbyterian Church, Ohioville, officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Industry. 

Drenning W. Martin, 69, of Brighton Township, died Friday evening, March 12, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver, following a brief illness. Born March 2, 1930, in Indiana, Pa., a son of the late Jennings Wade and Erma Sell Martin, he was a resident of Brighton Township since 1962. He retired in 1995 from Baker Engineers, formerly Michael Baker Jr. Inc., Brighton Township, from the Photogrammetry/Surveying Department after 44 years. He was a member of Beaver United Methodist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps having served during the Korean Conflict. He was active for the past 35 years as a coach, officer, and volunteer with the Brighton Township Athletic Association and the Brighton Township Recreation Board. He was also a former member of the Beaver Valley Sportsman Club. Surviving are his wife of 44 years, B.J. Martin; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Candy Martin, Brighton Township, and Gregory and Barbara Martin, Seattle, Wash.; a daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Brian Evans, Chippewa; four sisters, Helen Martin, Jane Ziner, and Nancy Pounds, all of Indiana, Pa., and Martha Lauffer, San Diego, Calif.; five grandchildren, Luke and Lindsay Martin, Brighton Township, and Joseph, Jessica, and James Martin, Seattle. Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the NOLL FUNERAL HOME, 333 Third St., Beaver. Mr. Martin will lie in state Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. in the Beaver United Methodist Church. In the absence of his pastor, the Rev. Dennis M. Henley, the Rev. David D. Byers will officiate. Interment will follow in Beaver Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made, if desired, to the Beaver County Cancer and Heart Association, 1260 Brodhead Rd., Suite 104, Monaca, Pa. 15061-2523 or the Memorial Fund of the Beaver United Methodist Church, 345 College Ave., Beaver, Pa. 15009. 

Michael M. Mattuch, 90, of Duss Avenue, Ambridge, died Friday, March 12, 1999, following a lengthy illness. Born Nov. 27, 1908, in Ambridge, a son of the late Michael and Susan Harmon Mattuch, he was a lifelong resident of Ambridge. He attended St. Procopius College, Chicago, Ill., and received his Bachelor's Degree from Geneva and his Master's Degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He started teaching in Highland School in Harmony Township in 1935 and then taught math, physics, and chemistry at Ambridge High School. In 1953 he became the Principal of Anthony Wayne, Fourth Ward, Liberty, and South Heights Elementary Schools and subsequently became the Curriculum Director for the Ambridge Area School District. He also owned and operated Mattuch's Paints and Hardware Store on Duss Avenue in Ambridge for 30 yearswith his wife, Jean. He retired from education in 1973. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ambridge. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Kulcvycki Mattuch, on Sept. 28, 1975, and a sister, Mary Palko. Surviving are two sons and two daughters-in-law, Myron and Jean Mattuch, Chicago, Ill., and Dennis and Elizabeth Mattuch, Baden; four grandchildren and their spouses, Donna and Robert Davey, Phoenix, Ariz.; Joseph and Kathryn Mattuch, Atlanta, Ga.; Brian and Laura Mattuch, Lincoln, Neb., and Jennifer Mattuch, Cleveland, Ohio, and a great-grandson, Zachary Plumley, Phoenix, Ariz. Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 and Monday 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 Tuesday at 1 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 1:30 p.m. in SS. Peter and Paul Church with his pastor, the Rev. Michael Pilosky, officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery, Economy. Parastas will be held Monday at 8 p.m. in the funeral home. 

Betty McCaslin, 89, a resident of Moon Township since 1927 and formerly of Butler, died Saturday, March 13, 1999, in her residence. Born Jan. 15, 1910, in Butler County, Pa., a daughter of the late John D. and Margaret Caldwell, she was a homemaker and a member of The Homemaker Club, Moon Township. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles David McCaslin Sr. Surviving are a son, Charles D. McCaslin Jr., Baden; a daughter, Dolores McCaslin, Moon Township; two grandchildren, Kathleen Meteney, Chippewa, and Delbert C. McCaslin, Nashville, Tenn., and two great-granddaughters, Britney and Kristy Meteney, both of Chippewa. 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 service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with her minister, Pastor John Free, officiating. Contributions may be to made, if desired, to the charity of one's choice. 

Robert E. Mills, 55, of Beaver Falls, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, in his residence. Born May 13, 1943, in Wellsville, Ohio, he had owned the 356 Bar and Grill in Wellsville, Ohio; had been employed by the Babcock & Wilcox Tubular Products Co., and was currently on the White Township maintenance crew. He had attended the College Hill United Methodist Church, and had coached midget football and also Beaver Falls High School football. Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Lawrence Mills; his mother, Ruby Smallwood Milliron, Wellsville; his father and stepmother, Robert and Mary Mills, Wellsville; a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Judy Mills, Janesville, Wis.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Mrs. Doug (Lynn) VanZandt, Ashburn, Va.; Mrs. Greg (Tina) Becouvarakis, Hampton, Va., and Jennifer Mills, Beaver Falls; 11 grandchildren, Johnna Mills, Anna Mills, Mattie Mills, Alexandra VanZandt, Zachary Becouvarakis, Christy Mode, Michael Mode, Stephanie Mode, Jeremy Mode, and Anthony and Alexis Lake; three brothers, Larry Mills, Wellsville; David Rowley, Wellsville, and Gary Miller, New Castle, and three sisters, Kathy Kramer, Steubenville, Ohio; Vickie Lassan, Weirton, W.Va., and Becky Mey, Wellsville. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Earl "Bud" Milliron, and an infant sister. Friends will be received today from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the CAMPBELL'S CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME, 2618 Darlington Road, where services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Edward Schoeneck will officiate. Interment will follow in Hammondsville Cemetery, Hammondsville, Ohio. 

Thomas R. Oakey, 78, of Beaver and formerly of Carmel, Calif., and The Woodlands, Texas, died Friday morning, March 12, 1999, in the Beaver Valley Geriatric Center, Brighton Township. Born Oct. 23, 1920, in Chicago, Ill., a son of the late Thomas A. and Marie Kegle Oakey, he was a resident of Beaver since August 1997, The Woodlands, Texas, the previous nine years, and Carmel, Calif., the preceding 19 years. He retired in 1989 as an independent builder of custom homes in California. A Roman Catholic by faith, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. A former Rotarian, he also belonged to the National Association of Realtors and the National Association of Home Builders. He is survived by his wife of over 56 years, Babette F. Oakey; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael S. and Martha E. Oakey, Beaver; a daughter, Mrs. Kathleen O. Russell, Columbia, Md.; two grandsons, John M. Oakey, Omaha, Neb., and Paul T. Russell, Salinas, Calif. and two great-grandsons, Blake M. and Brady Oakey, Omaha, Neb. He was preceded in death by a brother, John H. Oakey, and a sister, Helen O. Brickner. There was no visitation. A blessing service was held Saturday in the J.T. ANDERSON AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 205 College Ave., Beaver with Father Paul J. Savage, Chaplain of the Beaver Valley Geriatric Center. Private interment was held in Beaver Cemetery. Friends may, if they wish, make memorial contributions to the Beaver Valley Geriatric Center, 246 Friendship Circle, Beaver, Pa. 15009. 

Mary Petcash, 88, of Economy, died Saturday, March 13, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born June 9, 1910, in Ambridge, a daughter of the late John and Anna Bowan, she was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Baden. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Petcash, on June 7, 1957. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Diane Petcash, Economy, and Andrew and Kathleen Petcash, Baden; a daughter and son-in-law, Dolores and Andrew Blazakis, Youngstown, Ohio; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Helen, in California. She was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Steven Bowan, and a sister, Anne Pinchot. Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m in the PAUL E. BOHN FUNERAL HOME INC., 1099 Maplewood Ave., Ambridge, where a service will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Church with the Rev. Father Joseph Dascenzo officiating. Interment will follow in Good Samaritan Cemetery, Fair Oaks. A Christian wake service will be held Monday at 8 p.m. in the funeral home. 

George P. Raftery, 79, of Chippewa Township, died Saturday, March 13, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born March 1, 1920, in Beaver Falls, a son of the late Michael and Charlotte Hilbert Raftery, he was retired with 25 years of service as a ladle liner in the Brick Department of the J&L Steel Company. He was a member of the Bricklayers Union and was a life member of the Beaver Falls Elks Lodge 348. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Beaver Falls American Legion Post 261. Surviving are his wife, Helen Walton Raftery; three brothers, Lawrence C. Raftery, Monaca; Thomas K. Raftery, New Brighton, and Ralph R. Raftery, Ashland, Ky.; two stepsons, Gary Rolinson, Center Township, and Richard Pillsbury, East Palestine, Ohip; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Larry (Debra) Whitman, in Colorado; five stepgrandchildren, and five great-stepgrandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnlyn Whistler, and a brother, Joseph Raftery. Friends will be received Monday 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 Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. Dennis Burnett of the First Presbyterian Church, Monaca, officiating. Private interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Big Beaver. 

Stephen A. Scabavea, 90, of Ambridge, died Wednesday, March 10, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Dec. 24, 1908, in Chios, Greece, he married Esther L. Davis of Mount Vernon, Ohio, in 1928, five years after immigrating to the United States. Mr. Scabavea founded, owned and operated the Central Painting Company of Aliquippa, a painting contracting firm that provided broad services to the Beaver Valley for almost 50 continous years. These services were manifested in the maintenance of numerous office buildings, churches, snyagogues and residential homes throughout the Beaver Valley and surrounding communities until his retirement several years ago. Mr. Scabavea is survived by his wife, Esther Scabavea, Clarinda, Iowa; two daughters, Helen Campbell, Belleville, Ill., and Kathryn Thompson, Marshalltown, Iowa; a son, Andy S. Scabavea, Littleton, Colo.; nine grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Private services will be held in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Ohio. The HUNTSMAN ALIQUIPPA FUNERAL HOME is in charge of local arrangements. 

Shirley Ann Scarbrough, 68, of Center Township and formerly of Raccoon Township, died Friday, March 12, 1999, in her home following a brief illness. Born Jan. 5, 1931, in Stowe Township, a daughter of the late Harry C. Sr. and Ida (Eshenbaugh) Ashton, she was a member of Mt. Carmel United Presbyterian Church, Aliquippa. She was a retired retail manager and a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean Conflict. Shirley was an avid bingo player, a wonderful mom, and a proud grandmother. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin "Vic" Scarbrough, on Aug. 26, 1991, and a brother, Harry C. Ashton Jr. She will be sadly missed by three daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl and Daniel DeSantis, Hopewell Township; Cindy and Robert Thompson, Galloway, Ohio, and Caren Gennaro, Center Township, and five grandchildren, Daniel and Casey DeSantis, Bret and Lindsay Thompson, and Devan Gennaro. Friends will be received Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. in the WAYNE N. TATALOVICH FUNERAL HOME, 2205 McMinn St., Aliquippa, where a service will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jack Patrick, her pastor, officiating. Private interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester. 

George T. Sebastian Sr., 73, of Patterson Township and formerly of Monaca, died Friday, March 12, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Dec. 24, 1925, in Monaca, a son of the late Ralph F. and Caroline Sebastian, he was an Army veteran of World War II and was a serviceman retired after 40 years of service with Columbia Gas. He was a member of Divine Mercy Parish Sr. Mary Worship Site and the Knights of Columbus. Surviving are his wife, Rose H. Ciganik Sebastian; a son and daughter-in-law, George T. Jr. and Cindy Sebastian, Industry; two brothers, Mark Sebastian and Chris Sebastian, both of West Mayfield; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Rose and Michael Petterson, Rochester; Elvie Romano, College Hill, and Mary Lokey, in Florida, and two grandchildren, Jonathan Sebastian, Imperial, and Jessica Kunca, Industry. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Lawrence, Joseph, and Arthur Sebastian. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the LUTTON BEAVER FALLS FUNERAL HOME, 1117 Fifth Ave. Prayers will be recited Monday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Roman Catholic Church with Father Myers officiating. Entombment will follow in Williamsburg Mausoleum, Chippewa Township. 

Dorothy J. Sheets, 74, of Daugherty Township, died Friday, March 12, 1999, unexpectedly in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Feb. 17, 1925, in Rochester Township, a daughter of the late John and Ethel (Hughes) Dishler, she was a volunteer for many years at the former St. Joseph Catholic grade school's cafeteria and then worked for a number of years on the assembly line at the former Westinghouse Electric, Beaver. She was a member of the Catholic Community of Holy Family Parish, New Brighton. Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Glenn S. Sheets; a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Kevin Brennan, Woodbridge, Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Gayle Sheets, Chagrin Falls, Ohio; three grandchildren, Allison, Emily, and Ryan Sheets, all of Chagrin Falls; a brother, John Dishler, Rochester Township; two sisters, Mary Carr, Pulaski Township, and Sally Marich, Aliquippa, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Jack Sheets, in 1980, and a brother, Harry Dishler. Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the J&J SPRATT FUNERAL HOME, 1612 Third Ave., New Brighton, where prayers will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Catholic Church Seventh Avenue Parish with Father Harry F. Parsons officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester. Christian wake prayers will be held Monday at 8:45 p.m. in the funeral home. 

Denise "Cookie" Simpson departed this life on Wednesday, March 10, 1999. Born Feb. 6, 1952, she was a former resident of Aliquippa. Friends will be received Tuesday, March 16, 1999, at 11 a.m. in the Sardis Primitive Baptist Church of Cleveland, 3474 E. 147th St. An additional viewing will be held the same day from 7 to 9 p.m. in the GOODEN & BROWN FUNERAL HOME, 214 Fifth Ave., Aliquippa. Interment will be held in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Aliquippa. 

George Slipko, 78, of Harmony Township, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, in the Lancia Villa Royale Nursing Home, Steubenville, Ohio. Born Sept. 2, 1920, in Smoke Run, Pa., a son of the late Michael and Helen Slipko, he was a retired employee with the former National Electric and H.K. Porter Company and most recently retired from Valley Industry of Monaca. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of Ambridge V.F.W. Fulton C. Smith Post 165. Surviving are his wife, Helen Yaramus Slipko; a son and daughter-in-law, George and Elaine Slipko, Pittsburgh; a daughter and son-in-law, Betty Jean and Gary Seiber, Harmony Township; two grandsons, Steven Slipko and Jacob Seiber, and a sister, Mary Meshoneyk, Long Island, N.Y. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles, John, and Frank Slipko, and three sisters, Ann, Katherine, and Eva. A private family viewing and service was held Saturday morning in the PAUL E. BOHN FUNERAL HOME INC., 1099 Maplewood Ave., Ambridge. Interment followed in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Daugherty Township. 

Helen Marie Smith, 81, a resident of Lake Mary, Fla., since 1983 and formerly of Beaver Falls, died Friday, March 12, 1999, in Saginaw, Mich., where she resided since 1998. Born Feb. 10, 1918, in Beaver Falls, a daughter of the late Carl and Regina Anna Lentz Dershimer, she was a former employee of Bell Telephone Company. She she was a former member of St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, now Divine Mercy Parish, Beaver Falls, where she was an active member and a C.C.D. teacher. Surviving are her husband, James E. Smith, whom she married April 12, 1939; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dale and Ann Smith, Pittsburgh, and James M. and Judith Smith, Bemus Point, N.Y.; a daughter and son-in-law, Regina A. and William P. Skvarla, Saginaw, Mich.; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and a brother, Wilbur Dershimer, and a sister, Elizabeth Cranman, both in Florida. Friends will be received Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. in the CAMPBELL'S BEAVER FALLS FUNERAL HOME, 14th Street and Eighth Avenue, where a blessing service will be conducted at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Father Donald R. Bischof officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Chippewa Township. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the Beaver County Heart Association Inc., Beaver Valley Professional Bldg., Suite 104, 1260 Brodhead Rd., Monaca, Pa. 15061. 

Anna Mae Herrmann Snowden, 65, of 358 Country Club Dr., Ellwood City, died Friday, March 12, 1999, in her home. Born Jan. 9, 1934, in North Sewickley Township, a daughter of the late Charley W. and Sadie Pflugh Herrman, she was retired from Michael's Discount and the Ames Department store. A graduate of Beaver Falls High School and Garfield Business Institute, she was a member of the Concord United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, John E. Snowden Jr., whom she married April 13, 1957; her children, Diane Terry, Ellwood City; Ruth Anne Frederick and her husband, Kenneth, Harmony; Karen Hunter and her husband, Paul, Darlington; David Snowden and his wife, Lynn, Ellwood City, and Carol Borgen, Greensboro, N.C.; a brother and sister-in-law, Roy W. and Janet Herrmann, Stoneboro, Pa., and 14 grandchildren. Friends will be received today and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the MARSHALL FUNERAL HOME, Ellwood City. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Concord United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Smith officiating. Interment will be in Concord Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the American Cancer Society or the Concord Methodist Church. 

Dolores Talvacchia, 71, of Linwood, N.J., passed away Wednesday, March 10, 1999, as a result of innjuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born in Ambridge and was a daughter of the late Joseph J. Shapert and Helen M. Kocoski-Shapert. Surviving are her beloved husband, H. Joseph "Tally" Talvacchia; her loving children, Barbara Talvacchia, at home; Elizabeth Godfrey and her husband, Robert, Absecon; Joseph Talvacchia and his wife, Kim, Bargaintown; a brother, Joseph F. Shapert, Economy Township; her former daughter-in-law, Dorothy Talvacchia Bowker, Egg Harbor Township, and six grandchildren, Jessica, Brian, and Amanda Godfrey, and Dustin, Shawn, and Trevor Talvacchia. She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Shapert; a sister, Helene Shapert, and a sister-in-law, Nancy Shapert. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial on Monday at 10 a.m. in the Church of St. Joseph, Shore Road, Somers Point, N.J., where friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass. Her final resting place is in the family mausoleum in the Atlantic City Cemetery, Pleasantville. Arrangements are by the H.M. GORMLEY FUNERAL HOME, 44 N. Albany Ave., Atlantic City, N.J. 08401 Tel. (609) 344-3188.


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