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Hazel Marie Barnes, 88, of the Beaver Valley Geriatric Center, died Monday, March 22, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Complete arrangements will be announced in Wednesday's Times by the GABAUER FUNERAL HOME INC. at SYLVANIA HILLS MEMORIAL PARK INC., Daugherty Township. 

Claudette L. Bell, 76, of Sun City Center, Fla., died March 9, 1999, in Integrated Health Services after an extended illness. Born in Three Rivers, Quebec, Canada, a daughter of the late Henri and Louise LaPerriere, she was a 1941 graduate of Beaver High School. She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, Beaver, prior to moving to Florida in 1981. Surviving are her beloved husband, Russell; two sons and daughters-in-law, William II and Darlene Bell, Valrico, Fla., and Richard and Kathy Bell, Austintown, Ohio; a sister and brother-in-law, Jacqueline and Robert Bell, Beaver; a brother and sister-in-law, Jacques and Dorothy LaPerriere, also of Sun City Center, Fla.; four grandchildren, William R. III, Melissa, Stephen and Juliette; four great-grandchildren, William R. IV, Aaron, Adam and Elizabeth, and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends may, if they wish, contribute to the Angel Fund of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Beaver. 

S. Frances Blair, 91, of West Melbourne, Fla., formerly of Beaver and Brighton Township, died Saturday morning, March 20, 1999, in the West Melbourne Health Care Center. Born April 13, 1907, in Beaver Falls, a daughter of the late Shelton R. and Anna M. Bebout Leiper, she was a former member of the Park Presbyterian Church, Beaver. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orin L. Blair Sr.; two brothers, William and Howard Leiper, and four sisters, Pearle J. Hammerle, Margaret Grimm, Viola Scheel and Jeannette Plowmaker Weiler. Surviving are two sons, Orin L. Blair, Indialantic, Fla., and Kenneth A. Blair, River Rouge, Ore.; a daughter, Phyllis Arlene Lutton, Slidell, La., and 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received today from noon until time of funeral service at 2 p.m. in the J.T. ANDERSON JR. AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 205 College Ave., Beaver. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Beaver Falls. 

Anthony S. Caputo, 87, of Brighton Township, Tony's spirit went peacefully to heaven, while at home, on Sunday, March 21, 1999, surrounded by family and friends. Born March 29, 1911, in Freedom, a son of the late Domenic and Anna Bell Caputo, he lived his entire life in Beaver County. His long and successful musical career began when he was a young man studying at the Beaver Conservatory of Music, and he furthered his studies in Paris and Saltzburg, Austria. In 1938, he directed the Tuesday Musical Club's production of "Iolanthe", at which time he met his wife, Janet. In 1940, he founded the Pittsburgh Opera Society and directed their premiere production which was "The Tales of Hoffmann". For over 60 years, he held the position of choir director and organist in numerous and varied denominational churches in Beaver and Allegheny Counties. He taught private piano lessons for 65 years to thousands of young people, some of whom went on to make music their careers. During the 12 years as band director at Rochester High School, he instituted new programs for marching and concert bands which earned him great respect with the band members. Their feelings for him were so deep, he was the guest of honor at their 50th high school reunion for the Class of 1950. He also taught music appreciation for three years at Point Park Junior College. In 1992 he was honored as an inductee in the Beaver Valley Musicians Hall of Fame for his outstanding contributions to the Valley. In the 1940s and 1960s, he established the Beaver Valley Opera Society which performed over 40 productions of tragic and light operas with lead singers from New York City, Pittsburgh Symphony members, and local choruses. In 1970, he began the Eastern Shore Opera Society (Salisbury, Md.), which is still in full production. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 60 years, Janet Turner Caputo; two children, Chris and Becky; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Frank, Miami Springs, Fla., and Ernest, Ocala, Fla. He will be sadly missed by everyone especially his devoted caregivers and friends, Alex, Cathy, Lee and Marie, who provided every possible comfort for him in the last three years. Friends may call to pay respects at his home, 300 Spruce St., Dawson Ridge, Brighton Township, today from 3 p.m. on. His rector, Father Carl Neely, will conduct a brief funeral service at his home on Wednesday at 11 a.m., followed by a committal service at Sylvania Hills Mausoleum. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Episcopal Church, Fourth and Beaver Streets, Beaver, Pa. 15009; the Beaver Area Memorial Library, 100 College Ave., Beaver, Pa. 15009, or a favorite charity. The J.T. ANDERSON JR. AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 205 College Ave., Beaver, is in charge of arrangements. 

Patricia L. Cleary, 44, of Pittsburgh, died Saturday, March 20, 1999, in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Born May 29, 1954, in Beaver Falls, she was the daughter of William D. Cleary, Buffalo, Wyo., and the late Ann Berresford Cleary, who died in 1989. She was an administrative assistant for Federated Investments, Pitsburgh. In addition to her father, she is survived by a brother, Willliam D. Cleary II, Billings, Mont.; three sisters, Pamela Cleary, Pittsburgh, Tami Forsythe, New Castle, and Heidi Cole, Rodgers, Ohio; a niece, Alexa Forsythe, and two nephews, William D. Cleary III and Chantz Allison. Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in CAMPBELL'S CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME, 2618 Darlington Road, where a blessing service will be conducted Thursday at 10:30 a.m. by the Reverend Father James Krah. Private interment will be in Grove Cemetery, New Brighton. Memorial contributions, may be made, if desired, to Alpha I, National Association, 8120 Penn Ave. South, Suite 549, Minneapolis, Minn. 55431-1326. 

Mabel C. Creps, 93, a resident of Tempe, Ariz., formerly of Beaver County, died March 19, 1999. Mrs. Creps, a retired registered nurse, was a member of the Beaver Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star and the Rainbow Girls. She was a graduate of Rochester High School and received her nursing degree from Rochester General Hospital. Mrs. Creps was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Creps, in November 1991. Surviving are a son, Lester Creps, Tempe, Ariz., and grandchildren, David Creps, Phoenix, Ariz., and Cynthia Creps, Boston, Mass. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by the CARR-TENNEY MORTUARY, Tempe, Arix. 

Mary Santia Ferraro, 90, of Baltimore, Md., formerly of Aliquippa, died Thursday, March 18, 1999, in Baltimore, Md. Born Oct. 25, 1908, a daughter of the late Alesandro and Erminia DeSantis Santia, she was a member of St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church, Baltimore, Md., and a former member of St. Titus Roman Catholic Church, Aliquippa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Ferraro and five brothers and two sisters. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Ann Gorini, San Jose, Calif.; a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Edward Wheat, with whom she resided, Baltimore, Md.; two grandsons, Allan and Richard Gorini; a granddaughter, Paulette Resnick; 10 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter, Mackenzie, and a brother, Joseph Santia, Ambridge. Friends will be received Wednesday from 4 to 9 p.m. in the MASTROFRANCESCO FUNERAL HOME, 21st and McMinn Street, Aliquippa, where a service will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. in St. Titus Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Hopewell Township. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Titus Church, Aliquippa. 

William "Bill" E. Genier, 73, of Chippewa Township, died Sunday, March 21, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Jan. 12, 1926, in Mineville, N.Y., a son of the late William and Luella Wilson Genier, he was a machine operator for Republic Steel, Beaver Falls. He lettered in varsity track in high school, and served in the U.S. 28th Marine Corps during World War II, and was present during the raising of the American Flag at Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima. Mr. Genier was an avid reader and enjoyed remodeling and working on his home. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Nellie (Artz) O. Alvaro Genier; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol Ann and Kevin Sprageu, Moriah, N.Y.; a son, Thomas Genier, Moriah, N.Y.; a stepson and step daughter-in-law, Terry and Sheila Alvaro, Enon Valley; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Louise O'Conner, Mineville, N.Y., and Gertrude Fairbanks, West Palm Beach, Fla.; four brothers, Bernard Genier, Mineville, N.Y.; John Genier, Mineville, N.Y.; Glen Genier, Buffalo, N.Y., and Donald Genier, Bridgeport, Conn. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ann Drinkwine. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in CAMPBELL'S CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME, 2618 Darlington Road, where a service will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Reverend John P. Maruca of the Victor Assembly of East Palestine Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Big Beaver Borough. Members of the Veterans Honor Squad will conduct full military honors. 

Armaida "Maida" Greco, 84, of Sewickley, died Sunday, March 21, 1999, in Villa St. Joseph, Baden. Born March 21, 1915, in Elkins, W. Va., she was the daughter of the late Elton Frank and Mary (Panther) Samsa. Maida and her family moved from Elkins, W. Va., to Ambridge, where she was educated. She was a graduate of Ambridge High School. A member of St. Titus Catholic Church, she was a member of many organizations throughout her lifetime, but will be foremost remembered as a wife, mother and shopkeeper. Together with her sister-in-law, Mrs. Marshall (Mildred) Greco, Marsyl's Dress Shop was formed and opened in Aliquippa in August of 1944. The partnership was amicably disolved and Marsyl's was operated by Maida and her husband, Syl, for 52 years. In 1997, it was decided to retire the wonderful lady who was Marsyl's. Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Sylvester "Syl" Greco; a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Walter E. Gregg Jr., Sewickley; two treasured granddaughters, Ashlee Ann Gregg, in Chicago, and Marguerite Tadman Gregg, a student at Vanderbilt, Nashville, Tenn.; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Edward Samsa, Ambridge; Raymond and Betty Samsa, Baden, and Elton Fred and Betty Samsa, New Sewickley Township, and a sister, Lillian S. Kennedy, Ambridge, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline S. Parson. 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 Wednesday at 9 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Titus Catholic Church, Aliquippa. Private entombment will take place in Sewickley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to Villa St. Joseph, Baden, Pa. 15005. 

George Luke Lane Jr., 78, of Hickory, Pa., died Saturday, March 20, 1999, in his home. He was born March 3, 1921, in Aliquippa, a son of George L. and Gladys Anderson Lane. Mr. Lane was a graduate of Aliquippa High School and the Georgia Institute of Technology. In November of 1943, he married Lois Schweitzer. Mrs. Lane survives. Mr. Lane served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was employed by LTV Steel (formerly J&L Steel) in Pittsburgh, Aliquippa and Cleveland from 1937 to 1978. While in Cleveland, he served as works manager from 1973 to 1978. While living in Aliquippa, he was a member and former elder of the Woodlawn United Presbyterian Church. He also served on the board of the B.F. Jones Library and was a member of several Masonic orders. In 1973, he was honored as Aliquippa's "Man of the Year". Mr. Lane lived in Hickory from 1978 until his death. He was well known for his clock repair as well as his service as an elder of the Hickory United Presbyterian Church. Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Salay and husband, David, Bozeman, Mont., and Nancy Lane, Newton, Mass.; a son, George A. and wife, Cybele Lane, Check, Va.; a sister, Louise Lane Shoup, Colorado Springs, Colo., and five grandchildren, Amy Salay Phillips, Jeffrey Salay, Ted Pales, Will Lane and Katie Lane. He was preceded in death by a son who died in infancy and a brother, Robert Lane. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the PIATT & BARNHILL FUNERAL HOME, 420 Locust Ave., Washington, Pa., and again on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. in the Hickory United Presbyterian Church, 210 Main St., Hickory. The Rev. R. Douglas Reinard will officiate. Interment will be private. The family suggests any memorial contributions be directed to the Hickory United Presbyterian Church, 210 Main St., Hickory, Pa. 15340, or the American Cancer Society. 

A. Edward Lay Sr., 77, born May 16, 1921, in Wynne, Ark., born to the late parents, Frank and Blanche (Chiles) Lay. Went to be with his Lord on March 22, 1999. Died in The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Celida (Eurite) Lay. Edward was the area electrical engineer supervisor of the National Weather Bureau Station in Moon Townhip also known as Storm Tracker 2000, where he worked for 38 years, retiring in 1983. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II with the rank of Sgt. of Detachment 9th Weather Squadron from 1943 to 1946. He received the following citations: American Theater Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal and four Overseas Service Bars. He is survived by three daughters and three sons, Katherine Bruce, Carnegie; Christine Mason, Raleigh, N.C.; A. Edward Lay Jr., Moon Township; James Oscar Lay, Ambridge; Gerard Lay, Moon Township, and Juanita Porto, Center Township, and seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Brother-in-law of Anna Mae Lay, Cartersville, Ga. Mr. Lay was an Episcopalian by faith and has lived in Moon Township since 1957. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the COPELAND MOON TOWNSHIP FUNERAL HOME, 981 Brodhead Road. A service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in The Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, 111 Cherrington Street, Hopewell Township. Minister Father John Hiedengren will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery. 

William Brower McMillan, 85, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., died Sunday, March 21, 1999 in Oceanview Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center. Born Aug. 21, 1913, in Beechview, Pa., he moved to the New Smyrna Beach area in 1992 coming from Beaver. He owned a delicatessen in New Brighton and also worked as a butcher for the former A&P Markets. He was a member of the New Smyrna Beach Lions Club; Council on Aging Meals on Wheels, and the First Presbyterian Church of New Smyrna Beach. He is survived by his wife, Hazel McMillan, Conroe, Texas; two daughters, Janice Begley, Beaver, and Brenda Hollis, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; a son, David McMillan, Dallas, Texas, and 9 grandchildren. A service will be held Wednesday, March 24, 1999, at 2 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church, 509 Magnolia Street, New Smyrna Beach. Officiating will be Dr. William Chegwin. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the Lions Club of New Smyrna Beach, 2340 Sunset Drive, New Smyrna Beach, Fla. 32168. 

William Paul Odum, 70, of 1311 Fifth Ave., Beaver Falls, died Friday, March 19, 1999, in his home. Born Aug. 25, 1928, in Sylacauga, Ala., a son of the late James and Annie Arbson Odum, he retired from J&L Steel, Aliquippa, in 1984. He was a resident of the area for 30 years after moving from Alabama and was a member of the St. Thomas Methodist Church, Alabama. Surviving are a son, Willie Coleman, Beaver Falls; a daughter, Shirley Leonard, Sylacauga; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Miller Rolland, Cleveland, Ohio; a brother and three sisters-in-law, Luther Frank and Josephine Odum, New Brighton; Louise Odum, Gadsden, Ala., and Mattie Jewel Odum, Sylacauga; his devoted friend, Lorrine Coleman, Beaver Falls; three stepdaughters, Kimberly Alexander and Tina Suggs, both of Beaver Falls, and Sarah Doby, Aliquippa; seven grandchildren, Tawnia Alexander, in Germany; Jamica Alexander, Glenn Haskins, Linnea Haskins, and Jasmine Haskins, all of Aliquippa, and Chrishodd Ferguson and Jessica Alexander, both of Beaver Falls, and a host of other relatives, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Annie Florence and Ozzie Cook, and three brothers, Eugene Odum, Clarence Edward Odum and James Odum Jr. A service will be conducted today at 11 a.m. in the LEAVELL FUNERAL HOME, 721 Seventh St., Beaver Falls. Interment will be in Sylacauga, Ala. 

Nellie B. "Go Go" Cunningham Ashcraft Palmer, 94, formerly of Aliquippa, died Sunday, March 21, 1999, in Rochester Manor. Born Feb. 13, 1905, in Franklin, N.C., a daughter of the late William and Nancy Ramey Stamey, she was a member of the Aliquippa Baptist Temple. She was preceded in death by three husbands, Edward Cunningham, Dewey Ashcraft and Delmas Palmer; four brothers; four sisters; a grandson, Larry Cunningham, and a daughter-in-law, Laura Cunningham. Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Earl Cunningham, Vernon and Martha Cunningham, and Paul Edward and Mae Cunningham, all of Aliquippa; a stepdaughter, Donna Hall, Monaca; a sister-in-law, Rae Cunningham, Aliquippa; six grandchildren, Pastor Ronald Cunningham, Cindy Lavezzo, Susan Summer, Dan Cunningham, Marian Dickinson and Linda Cunningham; 12 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the HUNTSMAN ALIQUIPPA FUNERAL HOME, 2345 Mill St., where a service will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m., by her pastor and grandson, the Rev. Ronald Cunningham. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park. 

Stanley Puskarich, 74, of South Heights, died Monday, March 22, 1999, in UPMC - Beaver Valley. He is survived by his wife, Alice. Complete arrangements will be announced in Wednesday's Times by the DARROCH MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 2640 Mill St., Aliquippa. 

Charles J. "Buck" Roebuck Jr., 22, of Cranberry Township, died Sunday, March 21, 1999, as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident. Born May 18, 1976, in Sewickley, he was a son of Charles and Patricia Sisley Roebuck Sr., New Sewickley Township. He was an employee of TRACO Industries, Cranberry Township. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Steve Roebuck, and a sister, Lisa Roebuck, both of New Sewickley Township; his paternal grandparents, Frank and Beverley Roebuck, New Sewickley Township; paternal grandmother, Sara Gordon, Ellwood City; maternal grandparents, Laird and Mary Ellen Sisley, Baden, and his girlfriend, Marcy Kughn, Cranberry Township. 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 funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Freedom. 

Mrs. Mildred M. Shawkey, 87, of Beloit, Ohio, died Saturday, March 20, 1999, of injuries suffered in a car accident. Mrs. Shawkey was born Feb. 3, 1912, in Mount Joy, Pa., a daughter of Adam and Hattie Hartzel May. She graduated from the Beaver Township Elementary School, Knox High School and the Clarion Normal School. Mrs. Shawkey married Byron Shawkey of Sigel, Pa., they were married for 52 years. Mr. Shawkey died in December of 1995. Mrs. Shawkey taught school in the Beaver Township schools and in the Beaver County schools until her retirement. She was an active member of the Eastern Star, serving in many leadership positions. Surviving are her cousin, Norman Hartzell and his wife, Mary, Marble, Pa.; her sister-in-law, Lucile Baughman, Sigel, Pa., and several nieces and a nephew. Mrs. Shawkey's services will be held Thursday, March 25, 1999, at 11 a.m. in the Mount Joy Methodist Church in Knox, Pa. She will be laid to rest next to her husband, Byron, in the Mount Joy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mount Joy Methodist Church, P.O. Box 307, Knox, Pa. 16232. The GEDNETZ-RUZEK FUNERAL HOME, 126 West Vermont Ave., Sebring, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements. 

Louise H. Thompson, 69, of Aliquippa, died Sunday, March 21, 1999, in UPMC-Beaver Valley. Born Jan. 9, 1930, in McKeesport, a daughter of the late John Wheeler Brown and Mary Lou Davis Brown Strader, she was a homemaker, and received her formal education in the McKeesport area schools. She was a former member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church, McKeesport. On Jan. 5, 1957, she became the wife of Coster T. Thompson and they moved to Aliquippa in 1967 where she joined the Church In The Round and became a faithful member. She was president of the State Sunshine Band for the second jurisdiction and was a member of the Missionary Group and became an evangelist under the partnership of Bishop Melvin E. Clark Sr. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Coster T. Thompson; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Coster John (Bimbo) Thompson and his wife, Stacey L. Thompson, Ambridge, and Melvin Clark Thompson, Rochester; an adopted son, Elder Roland James, Pittsburgh; 18 grandchildren, Takeya Thompson, Boston, Mass.; Kayshauna Thompson, Rochester; Brian Thompson Jr., Boston, Mass.; Brandon Thompson Colianni, Anthony Thompson Colianni, and Vincent Thompson Colianni, all of Aliquippa; Brianna Thompson, Boston, Mass.; Darnell Hines, Tiffany Hines, India Dion Thompson, Hassahan S. Thompson, Clinton Davis, Shaiya Harmon, Terrance Smith, Alauna Dempsey, Jasmine Louise Thompson, Caleb M. Thompson, and TyJuan L. Rice; three godchildren, Deacon Frederick Duane Brown, McKeesport; Lisa Walker, Pittsburgh, and Jada Whittington, Freedom; her mother-in-law, Alberta Thompson, Aliquippa; her stepfather, Jesse V. Strader, Glen Burnie, Md.; brothers and sisters, Elder Olive L. Wilson, Elder John W. Brown Jr., and Ruby A. Brown, all of McKeesport, Connie M. Rice, Rankin; Samuel D. Brown, McKeesport; Andrew J. Brown, Pittsburgh, and Martha Donna Michele Allen, Ft. Washington, Md.; an aunt Ruby Louise Davis, Gaffney, S.C., and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by two sons and a daughter, Vincent Jesse Thompson, on July 13, 1991; Brian Andrew Thompson, on March 17, 1999, and Carla Lenora Thompson Hines, on Sept. 10, 1991. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Church In The Round, where a service will be conducted Wendesday at noon with Bishop Melvin E. Clark officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Aliquippa. The GOODEN & BROWN FUNERAL HOME, 214 Fifth Ave., Aliquippa, is in charge of arrangements. 

Garrett M. Vincent, 34, of Hopewell Township, formerly of Buffalo, N.Y., died Monday, March 22, 1999, in UPMC-Beaver Valley, Aliquippa. Born Aug. 23, 1964, in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of Donald Vincent, Buffalo, N.Y., and Patricia (Nunz) and Richard Steely, Buffalo, N.Y. He was an employee of U.S. Airways Maintenance Dept., Pittsburgh Hub, and was a member of the Brodhead Alliance Church, Hopewell Township. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Kelly (Neal) Vincent; a son, Kyle Vincent, and a daughter, Brittany Vincent, both at home, and two brothers, Craig Vincent, Tampa, Fla., and Grant Vincent, Chicago, Ill. Friends will be received and a funeral service will be held in the Beech-Tuyne Funeral Home, 5541 Main St., Williamsville, N.Y. A memorial service will be held Monday, March 29, 1999, at 7 p.m. in the Brodhead Alliance Church, Hopewell Township. The WAYNE N. TATALOVICH FUNERAL HOME, 2205 McMinn St., Aliqiuppa, is handling local arrangements. 

Joseph H. Weigel, M.D., 83, a lifelong resident of Monaca, died Monday afternoon, March 22, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born May 10, 1915, in Monaca, a son of the late Henry and Ethelyn Smith Weigel, he was a retired physician/psychoanalyst, having his practice in Monaca for many years. He was a veteran of World War II, having served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Monaca; American Medical Association; Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Society; American Psychiatric Association; Rochester Lodge 229 F&AM, and the New Castle Consistory. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Frances Eileen Groff Weigel, whom he married Dec. 18, 1943; two sons, Joseph David Weigel, Falls Church, Va., and James Howard Weigel, Las Vegas, Nev.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Lee and Alan Anderson, Highland, Md., and JoAnne and John DuChez, Gaithersburg, Md.; a sister, Geraldine Foley, Greensburg, Pa., and seven grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Erma Jane Blacketor. Friends will be welcome Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in BATCHELOR BROTHERS MONACA, 998 Atlantic Ave., where a service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. His pastor, the Rev. Dennis D. Burnett, will officiate. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park. Donations, if desired, may be made to the Rochester Medical Health Clinic.

Steve M. Biscan, 77, of Aliquippa, died Tuesday, March 23, 1999, in his home. Born Oct. 31, 1921, in Aliquippa, a son of the late Steve and Maria Biscan, he was a retired employee of the tube mill of LTV Steel. He was a well known local housepainter and was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving in World War II. Surviving are two sons, David Biscan, Hopewell Township, and Robert Biscan, Nashville, Tenn.; a daughter, Dianna Biscan, Dallas, Texas; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a niece, Mary Banovich, Green Tree, and a nephew, Michael Banovich, Sarasota, Fla. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Mark Biscan, and a sister, Mary Banovich. All services will be private. Memorial tributes may be made to the McGuire Memorial Home, 2119 Mercer Road, New Brighton, Pa. 15066. The WAYNE N. TATALOVICH FUNERAL HOME, 2205 McMinn St., Aliquippa, is in charge of arrangements. 

Ida Camardese, 95, of Hopewell Township, formerly of Coraopolis, died Wednesday, March 24, 1999, in Villa St. Joseph, Baden. Born Dec. 4, 1903, in Onna, Italy, a daughter of the late Vincent and Requinta (DeFelice) Rotellini, she was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Coraopolis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Saverio D. Camardese, on Jan. 15, 1976; two sisters, Isabella Coppola and Anita Colaianni, and one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter. She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Vincent and Antoinette, Moon Township; Anthony R. and Janet, Sabattus, Maine, and Zachary and Amy, Liberty Township, Ohio; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lucy and Lino DiVito, Hopewell Township, and Gemma and Angelo Colaianni, Moon Townshp; 18 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Rosa Cinque, Bazzano, Italy. Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the MASTROFRANCESCO FUNERAL HOME, 21st. and McMinn St., Aliquippa, where a funeral service will be held Saturday at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Coraopolis. Entombment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Moon Township. In lieu of flowers, the family requests, if desired, memorial contributions be made in Ida's name to Villa St. Joseph, Baden, Pa., or the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 971 3rd Street, Beaver, Pa. 15009. 

Karl N. Eberst Sr., 61, of Creese Street, Ambridge, formerly of Beaver Falls, died Tuesday, March 23, 1999, in West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh, following a lengthy illness. Born Oct. 26, 1937, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Joseph and Dorothy Winterbottom Eberst, he was a resident of Ambridge since 1983. He was employed at Vic's Trim Shop in Leetsdale and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Janet L. Eberst, in 1948, and a daughter, Kimberly A. Eberst, in 1989. Surviving are his wife, Maryann Heasley Eberst; four sons, Karl N. Eberst Jr. and wife, Gail, Baden; Jeffrey A. Eberst and wife, Jaclyn, Terry L. Bonager and wife, Micelle, and Timothy J. Bonager, all of Ambridge; two daughters, Debra Eberst, Beaver Falls, and Barbara and her husband, Donald Sampson, Mineral Ridge, Ohio; nine grandchildren; two brothers, James D. Eberst, Zephyrhills, Fla., and Richard D. Eberst and wife, Sherry, Monaca; two sisters, Arleen and her husband, George Lapp, Pittsburgh, and Nancy and her husband, Al Wigam, Greensburg, Pa., and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Saturday and Sunday 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 Monday at 11 a.m. The Rev. John Pingel, pastor of the Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Beaver Falls, will officiate. Burial will follow in Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh. 

Louis Egyud, 88, of Aliquippa, died Monday, March 22, 1999, in the Valley Care Nursing Home, Allepo Township. Born Sept. 17, 1910, in Kenezelo, Hungary, a son of the late John and Julianna (Nyiri) Egyud, he was a retired foreman in the Blast Furnace Department of the Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp, Aliquippa Works. He was a member of the Plus 60 Senior Citizens Group and the S.N.P.J. Lodge, Enon Valley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sophie (Sercel) Egyud and two brothers. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Louis and Vickie Egyud, Robinson Township, and John (Jack) and Dolores Egyud, Hopewell Township; a daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Jerry Angelo, Hampton Township; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Joseph and James Egyud, and a sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Joseph Shematek. 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 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Church, Hopewell Township. Entombment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Aliquippa. 

Howard R. Emler, 68, of New Brighton, died Saturday, March 20, 1999, in the emergency room of The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Dec. 7, 1930, in East Palestine, Ohio, a son of the late Howard Ray and Jetlared May Keenan Emler, he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. A retired teacher, he was a member of the National Teachers Education Association. He was the owner of Three Cats Antiques for 18 years in New Brighton and moved the business into Leonard's Antiques Mall for the past two years. Surviving is his wife, Mary G. Ibele Emler. Friends will be received Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of memorial service at 11 a.m. in the LUTTON CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME, 117 Blackhawk Road. The Rev. Jack Austin, pastor of the First Christian Church, Salem, Ohio, will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the Beaver County Humane Society. 

Cheryl "Cheri" D. Baker Fath, of Shaler Township, died Monday, March 22, 1999. Mrs. Fath was a manager and associate realtor at Northwood Realty. An avid quilter, she was a member of the Andron Epiphanon Fraternity (a real estate society), the ladies "Bridge" group, Aruba Getaway Group and St. Mary Church, Glenshaw. Mrs. Fath was the beloved wife of James Fath; mother of Amy L. Selfick of McCandless Township; Vincent J. Fath of Collegeville, Pa., and Scott J. Fath of Shaler Township; daughter of Marion Mitchell of Beaver Falls and George O. Baker, and sister of Mark J. Mitchell of Beaver Falls and Thomas E. Mitchell of State College, Pa. She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Leonard L. and Gregory Mitchell. Friends were received Wednesday in the FRANK R. PERMAN FUNERAL HOME INC., 923 Saxonburg Blvd. at Route 8, Shaler Township. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated today at 10 a.m. in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Glenshaw. Interment will be in Allegheny County Memorial Park, McCandless Township. The family respectfully suggests donations be made to the St. Anthony Chapel, 1705 Harpster St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15212. 

Clayton C. 'Bunky' Grimes, 71, of South Beaver Township, died Tuesday, March 23, 1999, at his residence. Born July 27, 1927, in Beaver, a son of the late Clayton O. and Reba Dodd Grimes, he was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran, having served in World War II. He retired in 1985 from the Babcock & Wilcox Tubular Products Division, East Works Department, with 20 years of service. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Grimes, and two nephews, Danny and Terry Smith. Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Steven and Valda Grimes, Beaver Falls; Specialist Clay and Elizabeth Grimes, Tacoma, Wash., and Bradley A. Grimes, Beaver Falls; three grandchildren, Jeffrey, Jennifer and Caleb Grimes; a sister, Fran Smith, Enon Valley; a devoted friend, Thaddeus "Fuzz" Long, Enon Valley, and his dear friend and neighbor, Donald Heaney, South Beaver Township. Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. in CAMPBELL'S BEAVER FALLS FUNERAL HOME, 14th Street and Eighth Avenue, where a service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Kenneth Manypenny, pastor of the Mayfield Bible Baptist Church, officiating. Private interment will be in the Beaver Falls Cemetery, veterans section, Chippewa Township. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the American Heart Association, 493 Adams St., Rochester, Pa. 15074. 

Julian Lee Hostetter, 73, of Darlington, died Wednesday, March 24, 1999, in his residence. Born Oct. 19, 1925, in Moundsville, W.Va., a son of the late Charles A. and Elsie E. Staten Hostetter, he was a retired employee of the Babcock & Wilcox Tubular Products Co., Beaver Falls, where he was a craneman for 37 years. He was Protestant by faith. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the East Palestine VFW. Surviving are three brothers, Gracen E. Hostetter, Pulaski Township; Donald D. Hostetter, Cleveland, Ohio, and Charles Edward Hostetter, Ellwood City; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Illa Mae and James Pendergraph, and Nadean Harpster, all of Waldorf, Md.; 10 nephews, and five nieces. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Amos A. and Francis C. Hostetter. Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester, where services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Mark Schuring, pastor of the Grace Lutheran Church, will officiate. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Daugherty Township. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the Beaver County Cancer and Heart Association, 1260 Brodhead Road, Monaca, Pa. 15061. 

Robert P. Lang, 80, of Moon Township, died Monday, March 22, 1999. Born Sept. 3, 1918, in Etna, Pa., he was a son of the late George and Sophie Engelman Lang. A resident of Moon Township for over 50 years, he was a general contractor. He was a member of the Coraopolis United Methodist Church; the 75th Corps of Engineers, and a 50-year member of the F&AM Woodlawn Lodge. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, where he served in the Headquarters Company 275th Engineering Battalion. He received the Meritorious Unit Award; American Theater Service Medal; European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, with three Bronze Stars, and Croix De Guere with Palm Medal. He was the beloved husband of Gloria Chini Lang; father of Richard Lang and his wife, Karen; Jerry Lang and his wife, Susan; Patty Kwiaticowski and her husband, Keith; Michele Brown and her husband, Jim, and Sharon Batiste and her good friend, Jeff Hughes; brother of Alberta Kennedy and Ray Lang and his wife, June, and grandfather of Leah, Derek, Tyler, Ashley, and Robert. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the COPELAND MOON TOWNSHIP FUNERAL HOME, 981 Brodhead Road, where a service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with his pastor, Dr. Jeffrey Sterling, officiating. Interment will be in Coraopolis Cemetery. 

Samuel Milanovich, 80, of 108 Radcliffe Drive, Center Township, died Wednesday, March 24, 1999, in his home. He is survived by his wife, Veda (Yorkich) Milanovich; a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Danielle, Beaver; a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Milana) Milosh, Center Townshp, and a daughter-in-law, Christine Milanovich, in North Dakota. Complete arrangements will be announced in Friday's Times by the WAYNE N. TATALOVICH FUNERAL HOME, 2205 McMinn St., Aliquippa. 

Reverend C.E. (Ted) Mock, of Pittsburgh, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 23, 1999. Beloved husband of Joye (Brinkman) Mock; father of Pamela Vohar (Don) and Susan Eaton (Sam); son of Pearl Mock; brother of William R. Mock; grandfather of Kara, Chip, Leah, Jessica and Tyler. The family plans no viewing. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Allegheny Center Alliance Church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Ted Mock Scholarship Fund, c/o Allegheny Center Alliance Church, 250 East Ohio St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15212. 

Luther Franklin "Frank" Odum, 67, of New Brighton, departed this life on Monday, March 22, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. The youngest son of eight, he was born March 24, 1931, in Sylacauga, Ala., a son of the late James and Annie Arbson Odum. He was a member of the Wayman Chapel AME Church, New Brighton. He retired after 28 years of service from LTV Steel, Aliquippa, and was a member of Brighton Pioneer Elks Lodge 219, Beaver Falls. He leaves to mourn his loss his loving wife of 39 years, Josephine Wilson Odum; a daughter, Margaret Adair, Denver, Colo.; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Miller Roland, Cleveland, Ohio; two sisters-in-law in Alabama, and a host of loving relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Annie Florence and Ozzie Cook, and four brothers, Eugene Odum, Clarence Edward Odum, James Odum Jr. and William Paul Odum. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the LEAVELL FUNERAL HOME, 721 Seventh St., Beaver Falls, where a service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. His pastor, the Rev. John Fraiser, will officiate, and the Rev. Joseph T. Brown will deliver the eulogy. Interment wil follow in Grove Cemetery, New Brighton. 

Linave Bonnie Poling, 80, formerly of Rochester, died Monday, March 22, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Jan. 4, 1919, in Morgantown, W.Va., she was a member of the Rochester Free Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Poling; a son, Frederick Jr.; a daughter, Betty Hooks; a brother, Eugene Moore, and a sister, Twila Moore. Surviving are a son, Gary Poling, Enon Valley; 11 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 p.m. until time of service at 9 p.m. in the HUNTSMAN ROCHESTER FUNERAL HOME, 502 Adams St. Her pastor, the Rev. Robert T. Singleton, will officiate. Private interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Florence, Pa. 

John G. Popovich, 82, a lifelong resident of the Beaver County area, died Wednesday, March 24, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born July 17, 1916, in Fallston, a son of the late Phillip and Ann Popovich, he was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army Air Corps. He retired from Economy Supermarket as a meat cutter. He was a member of the Divine Mercy Parish, St. Mary Worship Site, Beaver Falls; United Croatian Club, New Brighton; American Legion Post 19, New Brighton, and the K.S.K.J. Surviving are his wife, Anne L. Pavlinich Popovich; a son, Thomas J. Popovich, Beaver Falls; two daughters, Maryanne Popovich, Chicago, Ill., and Patricia McCullough and her husband, Robert, Chantilly, Va.; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Joseph Popovich and his wife, Nancy, Hopewell Township; Frank and William Popovich, both of Beaver, and Phillip Popovich and his wife, Rhoda, Irving, Texas; two sisters, Barbara Wasko and Ann Popovich, both of Beaver; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Kofalt and Mary Whiting, both of Beaver Falls; three grandchildren, John M. Popovich, Ryan and his wife, Heather Popovich, and Kevin J. Popovich, all of Beaver Falls, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Phillip and Peter Popovich, and two sisters, Frances Koczer and Pauline Squire. Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the LUTTON BEAVER FALLS FUNERAL HOME, 1117 Fifth Ave., where prayers will begin Saturday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in Divine Mercy Parish, St. Mary Worship Site. Father Paul Savage will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Chippewa Township. 

Stanley Puskarich, 74, of South Heights, died Monday afternoon, March 22, 1999, in his residence. Born Feb. 19, 1925, in Aliquippa, a son of the late Leopold and Mary Puskarich, he was a resident of Aliquippa (South Heights) for 25 years. He was a retired mechanic from Bethlehem Steel, Leetsdale, and was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife, Alice Puskarich; a daughter, Beverly A. Haisley and husband, John, Elizabeth, Pa.; a brother, Thomas Puskarich, Aliquippa; a stepbrother, Austin Fides, Quakertown, Pa.; three stepsons, David B. Deom and wife, Virginia, Houston, Texas; Michael Deom and wife, Mary Ann, Athens, Ga., and John S. Deom and wife, Cheryl, Glenview, Ill.; a stepdaughter, Constance Hogel, Aliquippa, and seven step-grandchildren. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the DARROCH MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 2640 Mill St., Aliquippa, where a service will be conducted Friday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. Catherine Church. Father Tom Wilson will officiate. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hopewell Township. 

Morris Shansky, 85, of Chippewa Township, died Tuesday, March 23, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born June 6, 1913, in Beaver Falls, a son of the late David and Ida Rosenberg Shansky, he retired in 1979 after working 10 years as a delivery person for Woodlawn Laundry. He was Jewish by faith and was a past member of the Beaver Falls Eagles and the Elks Lodge in Ellwood City. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jacob Shansky, and a sister, Ethel Shansky. Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Constance Dwyer Shansky; two daughters and a son-in-law, Norma and Robert Cook, Chippewa Township, and Joan Shansky, Erie, Pa.; a son and daughter-in-law, William and Cheryl Dwyer, Lisbon, Ohio; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Abe Shansky, New Castle, and Frank Shansky, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and a sister, Fay Kolpon, Beaver Falls. Friends will be received today from 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. in the CAMPBELL'S BEAVER FALLS FUNERAL HOME, 14th Street and Eighth Avenue. Rabbi Myer Asper will officiate. Interment will follow in Beaver Falls Cemetery, Chippewa Township. 

Carolyn D. Sweeney, 73, of 50 Rogers Road, Groton, Conn., died Monday, March 22, 1999, in Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, New London, Conn. Born Aug. 4, 1925, in Beaver, she was the daughter of the late Clyde James Oppelt and Blanche (Kimmel) Oppelt. After graduating from Ambridge High School, while living in Baden, she left to work at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. as a civil servant in 1943 where she met her husband. She married Eugene D. Sweeney on Dec. 27, 1948, at the Cathedral of the Assumption B.V.M. in Baltimore, Md. She then worked at various government installations in Civil Service while accompanying her husband in his navel career. She retired as a security assistant at the Navy Under Water System Center in New London, Conn. in May 1991. While living in Connecticut, Mrs. Sweeney was active as a volunteer in many area organizations such as Mystic and Noank Library, Sun Shine Kitchen, the Red Cross and the Carousel Museum. In addition to her volunteer work, she was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association Ladies Auxiliary and the Mystic Art Association. Her interests included oil painting, reading and gardening. She is survived by four children, Dennis and James Sweeney, Montville, Conn.; Carolyn Brooks, Huntsville, Ala., and Kathleen Sweeney, Clearwater, Fla. In addition to her children, she is survived by a sister, Alice Jackson, Baden, and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Shawn Sweeney; her husband, Eugene Sweeney; a brother, Clyde Oppelt, Ambridge, and Margret Oppelt, Coraopolis. There will be no public visitation. A service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the BYLES-GROTON MEMORIAL HOME, 310 Thames St., Groton, Conn. Interment will be in Colonel Ledyard Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be directed to the Mystic Noank Library, 40 Library St., Groton, Conn. 06340.


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