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Mary Barkovich, 90, of Aliquippa, died Saturday, March 27, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Aug. 15, 1908, in Ambridge, she was the daughter of the late Pete and Helen Kerlin. Mrs. Barkovich was a member of St. Titus Catholic Church, Aliquippa, St Titus Confraternity of Christian Mothers and the Croatian Fraternal Union. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Barkovich, in 1985, and a son, Frank S. Barkovich, in 1980. Surviving are a son, Thomas Barkovich, Winston-Salem, N.C.; two daughters, Helen Coslow, Mesa, Ariz., and Goldie Diamond, Marino Valley, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter, and two sisters, Helen Florcik, Economy, and Katherine D'Antonio, Mesa, Ariz. Friends will be received Monday 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 held Tuesday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Titus Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Hopewell Township. The St. Titus Confraternity of Christian Mothers will recite a rosary Monday at 3 p.m. in the funeral home. 

B. Wayne Beglin, 83, of Brighton Township, died Thursday morning, March 25, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver, following a brief illness. Born May 14, 1915, in Clarksville, Pa., a son of the late Earl B. and Ethel I. Williams Beglin, he was a resident of Brighton Township for 44 years. He retired in 1985 as president of Beglin Motor Sales, Bridgewater, which he established in Rochester in 1946 after his association with his father, Earl B. Beglin, in his auto business in Midland which was founded in 1922. He was a member of Beaver United Methodist Church and served in the European Theater as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II. A 1939 graduate of the Carnegie Institute of Technology School of Engineering, he was a member of Theta Xi Fraternity. He was a longtime member of the Beaver Rotary Club and was a member and past president of the Pennsylvania Automotive Association. Surviving are his wife, Julia E. Zahn Beglin; a son and daughter-in-law, Bruce W. and Edith J. Beglin, Brighton Township; two daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret (Marvie) B. and Gifford A. Howarth, Ithaca, N.Y., and Phyllis B. and Andrew S. Orochena, Brighton Township; nine grandchildren, Gifford W. Howarth, State College, Pa.; Douglas J. Howarth, Manhattan Beach, Calif.; Rev. Timothy B. Beglin, Des Moines, Iowa; Patricia L. Johnston, Mt. Vernon, Mo., and Edward (Ted) Beglin, Thomas W. Beglin, Matthew H. Orochena, Andrea J. Orochena, and Catherine K. Orochena, all at home; a brother, D. Robert Beglin, Westminster, Md.; a sister, Mrs. Mary Lee Scott, Bethesda, Md., and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elsie Harrington Beglin, on March 1, 1981. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the J.T. ANDERSON JR. AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 205 College Ave., Beaver, where a private funeral service will be conducted Monday, March 29, 1999, with his pastor, the Rev. Dennis M. Henley, officiating and the Rev. Dr. William R. Wilson assisting. Private interment will follow in Beaver Cemetery, Beaver. Memorial donations may be made, if desired, to Beaver United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 345 College Ave., Beaver, Pa. 15009; Lifesteps of Beaver County, 138 Friendship Circle, Beaver, Pa. 15009, or the Salvation Army, 221 W. Washington St., Rochester, Pa. 15074. 

Roland W. Berry Sr., 71, of Rochester, passed away, Saturday, March 27, 1999, in his residence. Born March 7, 1928, in Rochester, a son of the late Ray and Mabel Berry, he was a retired car repairman with Conrail, Conway. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Transport Workers Union 2035, and the Second Baptist Church, Rochester. He is survived by his wife, Rose F. Taylor Berry; two sons and daughters-in-law, Roland W. and Barbara Berry Jr., Harmony Township, and Rev. Raymond F. and Pam Berry, Topeka, Kan.; one daughter and son-in-law, Ginger R. and Carl Farmer, Topeka, Kan.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Arthur and Addie Berry, Rochester; Alva and Gloria Berry, in New Jersey, and Richard Berry, Columbus, Ohio; five sisters and a brother-in-law, Grace Farington, Leetsdale; Marjorie and David Starr, Sewickley; Donna Stewart, Pittsburgh; Brenda Johnson, Evanston, Ill., and Rosemary Burton, Moon Township, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ray Berry and Edward "Bucky" Berry, and a sister, Mildred Blackburn. Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester. A servcie will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Second Baptist Church, Rochester. Officiating will be his son, the Rev. Raymond F. Berry. Interment will follow in Beaver Cemetery. The family wishes contributions be made to the Beaver County Cancer and Heart Association, 1260 North Brodhead Road, Monaca, Pa. 15061. 

Walter E. Boling Sr., 87 of Raccoon Township, died Friday, March 26, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver, following a lengthy illness. Born April 8, 1911, in Atlasburg, a son of the late James and Maude Craker Boling, he was a retired employee of the former Sinclair-Koppers Co., Monaca. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dessie McConnell Boling, on Feb. 26, 1981, and three brothers, George, Harold and Clyde Boling. He is survived by a son, Walter E. Boling Jr., Oklawaha, Fla.; two daughters, Joyce Brewer, Garden City, Kan., and Joan Stewart, New Brighton, seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and a brother, James (Gus) Boling, Carrollton, Ohio. Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the WELCH FUNERAL HOME, Hookstown, where a service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Eli Miller officiating. Interment will be in Mill Creek Cemetery, Hookstown. 

Dorothy M. (Carl) Corbett, 74, of Winter Haven, Fla., died Friday, March 26, 1999, in Winter Haven Hospital after a brief illness. "Grand Ma Dot" as she was affectionately known to family and friends, was born Aug. 30, 1924, in Aliquippa. Dorothy moved to Winter Haven in 1961, from Aliquippa, to raise her family. She had attended the Calvary Baptist Church in Winter Haven and was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She was a homemaker, a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bayliss "'Jim" Corbett, in 1989. She is survived by five sons, Ronald Wilson, Boston, Mass.; Howard "Digger" Wilson, Edward Don Harvey II, Daniel E. Harvey, and Arthur B. Harvey, all of Winter Haven, Fla.; a daughter, Dorothy Harvey Johnston, Winter Haven, Fla.; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; a stepson, Karl Corbett, Cincinnati, Ohio; two stepdaughters, Martha Brastow, Topanga, Calif., and Barbara L. Corbett, Coronado, Calif., and a sister, Thelma Greenwood, West Chester, Pa. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held today at 3 p.m. in the Calvary Baptist Church, 2101 Overlook Drive, SE, Winter Haven, Fla. 

Virginia Hill, 83, formerly of Monaca, died Friday, March 26, 1999, in East Liverpool, Ohio. Born Dec. 12, 1915, in Sewickley, a daughter of the late Ralston and Martha Fitzhau Shively, she was a member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church, Wellsville, Ohio. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Charlres Hill; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Barbara Hill Jr., New Brighton; a daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and George Milne, Monaca; four grandchildren and their spouses, Lynn and James Maze, Patti and Richard Henderson, Douglas and Karrie Hill, and Susan and Craig Mamone; seven great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Ralston and June Shively, Freedom, and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Helen and Howard Bailey, Monaca, and Eva Houser, Brighton Township. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Allen and Paul Shively, and two sisters, Bertha Rambo and Clara Parrish. Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the GABAUER FUNERAL HOME INC., at SYLVANIA HILLS MEMORIAL PARK INC., where a service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. Her grandson, the Rev. Douglas A. Hill, pastor of Celebration Lutheran Church, Mount Juliet, Tenn., will officiate. Entombment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum, Daugherty Township. 

Russell C. Holzhauser, 79, of Fair Oaks, died Friday, March 26, 1999, in North Hills Passavant Hospital, Pittsburgh, following a very brief illness. Born Jan. 29, 1920, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Otto F. and Ella Cameron Holzhauser, he had resided in Fair Oaks for the past 52 years. He was a retired employee of the American Bridge Division of USX Corporation for a period of 40 years, retiring in 1982. He served with the 85th Infantry Division during World War II, and was a member of the Leetsdale VFW Post 3372, and St. Matthews Evangelical Lutheran Church, Leetsdale. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nevada Rosenberger Holzhauser, in 1981, and a sister, Christine Haney. He is survived by a daughter, Sandra and her husband, Thomas Bridge; two grandsons, Matthew and Marcus Bridge, and a granddaughter, Megan Bridge, all of McCandless Township; two sisters, Elizabeth Rogers, Bellevue, and Carolyn and her husband, Victor Baugh, Clarks Hill, S.C.; three brothers-in-law, Andrew and his wife, Mabel Segeleon, Port Ritchey, Fla.; John and his wife, Grace Carr, Fair Oaks, and Michael Haney, Pittsburgh, and a dear friend, Dorothy Piltz, Ambridge. 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 wil be held Monday, March 29, 1999, at 1 p.m., with his pastor, the Rev. Thomas E. Moog, officiating. Interment will take place in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Daugherty Township. 

June Powell Madden, 70, of White Township, died Sunday, March 14, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born June 17, 1928, in West Mayfield, a daughter of the late Leslie and Ida Mae (Frederick) Powell, she was employed as a Bell Telephone operator during the late 1940s and early 1950s. She was a member of the College Hill United Presbyterian Church and was interested in Herbology, the study of herbs for medicinal purposes. Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Louis "Pete" Madden; a daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Robert Helmuth, Stanardsville, Va.; two grandchildren, Erin and Nicole Helmuth, both of Stanardsville, Va.; a sister, Peggy Bardocz, College Hill; a sister and brother-in-law, Lucinda and Tom Chidester, North Sewickley Township; a brother and sister-in-law, Leslie S. Jr. and Sally Powell, Big Beaver; an aunt, Isabel Bonar, Clearwater, Fla., and several nieces and nephews. There was no public visitation. CAMPBELL'S BEAVER FALLS FUNERAL HOME was in charge of all arrangements. 

James Austin Moore Sr., of South Ozone Park, Queens, N.Y., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 22, 1999. He was born in East Tallassee, Ala., in February 1936, and was the fourth child of Alice Griffin Moore and the late Samuel Moore Sr. He received his education from the Aliquippa School District and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He attended the First Church of God in Christ, Aliquippa. On Sept. 17, 1960, he was united in marriage to Joyce S. Gilbert. Austin and Joyce moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., where he was employed in the U.S. Postal Service for approximately 7 years. He retired in 1990 from the NYC Transit Authority. Austin was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and neighbor. He leaves behind his devoted wife, Joyce, of 38 years; two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Sharon Moore II, New Hempstead, N.Y., and Anthony and Renee Moore; two daughters and sons-in-law, Anita and Louis Stevenson, Aliquippa, and Coatlique and Cecilio Joseph, Uniondale, N.Y.; his six brothers and sisters-in-law, William David and Irma Moore, Cleveland, Ohio; Samuel Jr., Donald and Carolyn Moore, and Paul Moore, all of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Howard and Ruth Moore, Laurelton, N.Y., and Benjamin and Lucille Moore, Henrietta, N.Y.; his five sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty Abercrombie, and Terri and Charles Harris, all of Rochester, N.Y.; Bennie V. Summers, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Alice R. and Elder Benjamin Davis and Dawn and Collins Anderson Sr., all of Aliquippa; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Melvin and Rose Marie Gilbert, St. Albans, N.Y.; Willard Gilbert, Detroit, Mich., and Aileen Gilbert, Aliquippa. He also leaves three uncles, an aunt, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many devoted friends and co-workers. Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. in the SHEFFIELD ALIQUIPPA FUNERAL HOME, 920 Franklin Ave. Mr. Moore will lie in state Monday from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m in the Church in the Round C.O.G.I.C., Woodrow and Griffith Streets, Aliquippa. The Bishop Melvin E. Clark Sr., of the Church in the Round C.O.G.I.C., will officiate. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Aliquippa. 

Margaret "Tonie" L. Moss, 75, of North Sewickley Township, passed away Friday, March 26, 1999, in her home, after a lengthy illness. Born Feb. 25, 1924, in Midland, she was the daughter of the late Mary Lento, and was also the foster daughter of the late Frank and Mahalia Lewis, New Brighton. A lifelong resident of Beaver County, she loved family, church and the community. Much of her time was spent rendering service to others. She was involved in the Missionary Society, Board of Trustees, Board of Stewards, Young People's Department (YPD-Past President) and taught Sunday school for many years at Wayman Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, New Brighton, and the Second Baptist Church, Beaver Falls. From fighting discrimination in Beaver County to participating in national civil rights marches, her 54 years of devotion to the Beaver Valley National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has earned her many accolades, including a proclamation from county commissioners. She became involved with the NAACP when she was 16 years old and soon found role models. Margaret was involved for many years with the NAACP on the local, state, and national levels. On the local level, Margaret was instrumental in the Butler Branch NAACP being organized. A young adult chapter and a Women's Auxiliary, to work with the new branch, she was organized under her advisement. In 1963 she took the youth council members to the "March on Washington." She was a member of the local branch for over 50 years and a Youth Advisor for 20 years. She served as the Branch Secretary and the Chairperson of the Life Membership Committee. On the state level, she served as the assistant secretary from 1978 to 1985, first through appointment, then re-elected with no opposition three times. On the national level, she was elected and served on several committees including Credentials, Resolutions, Time and Place, National Youth Work committee, "King and Queen" contestants and chaperoned at many youth funtions. Recognition has been noted in some instances: She received the 1968 Outstanding Service Award, National Youth Committe, and On July 1, 1977, in St. Louis, Mo., and on July 7, 1978, in Portland, Ore., she received the Advisors Certificate of Appreciation. She also received the Bipartisan Voter Registration Certificate of Appreciation by working on the campaign for Gov. Milton M. Shapp, on March 30, 1978. In 1970, she served as a Beaver County representative on the White House Conference for children and youth. She was also involved with the following organizations: United Way of Beaver County, American Cancer Society, Faith Housing, Secretary-10 years, president-2 years, Legal Services of Beaver County, Charter Member, 1985 President, League of Women's Voter, Beaver Valley Red Cross, "Young Commission," Beaver County Medical Center, Geneva College Board Member, Adult Literacy Program-Penn State Beaver Campus, State Representative, Beaver County Cooperative Extension Association, Consumer Board of Beaver County, Peace Links, Advisor, Afro-American History Club, Rochester High School, Membership Chairpeson of Beaver Valley Chapter NAACP (past president) and director, Beaver Falls United Action Center, Mount Washington. She is survived by her loving husband of over 40 years, Bob F. Moss; three children, Ronald D. Gibson and daughter-in-law, Pat, North Sewickley Township; Paulette A. Potter and son-in-law, George, North Sewickley Township, and Shelley L. Helton, Detroit, Mich., eight grandchildren, Scott Gibson, George Potter Jr. (Vangie), Anthony Helton (Sylvan), R.J. Gibson, Michael Potter, James Potter, April Morton (Kwame) and Matthew Potter, nine great-grandchildren, Lars, Lance, Devin, Zachary, Dominic, Cassandra, Kwame Jr., Kaleb, Kamill, and a host of nephews, nieces, godchildren, relatives and friends. 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 Wayman Chapel A.M.E. Church, 1120 6th Ave., New Brighton, where a service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John K. Frazier officiating. Entombment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the NAACP State Youth Conference, P.O. Box 1981, Allentown, Pa. 18105; Wayman Chapel Scholarship Fund, 1120 Sixth Ave., New Brighton, Pa. 15066 or The Good Samaritan Hospice of Pittsburgh, 3500 Brooktree Road, Suite 200, Wexford, Pa. 15090. Arrangements are entrusted to the LEAVELL FUNERAL HOME, 721 Seventh St., Beaver Falls. 

Edward W. Ochman, 76, of Freedom, died Friday, March 26, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Sept. 5, 1922, in Ambridge, a son of the late John and Marie (Pierazak) Ochman, he was a member of St. Felix Roman Catholic Church, Freedom. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was retired from Armco Steel Co. of Ambridge where he worked in the cutting and finishing department. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Judy Ochman, Coraopolis, and Edward K. and Katherine Ochman, Economy Borough; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Cathy and Mark Michetti, Fowler, Ohio; Barbara and Steve Domnitz, Jupiter, Fla., and Cheryl Williams, Las Vegas, Nev.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Regina Ochman, Ambridge; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Jane and Chester Glogoski, West Natrona, Pa.; Ceil Wargetz, Rochester Hills, Mich., and Sophie DiMaccio, Ambridge, and a sister-in-law, Nola Ochman, Ambridge. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the WALTER R. KASPER FUNERAL HOME, Eighth Street, Ambridge, where a service will be held Monday at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. Felix Roman Catholic Church, Freedom. The Rev. Leon Leitem, pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in John F. Kennedy Memorial Section, Sylvania Hills Cemetery. 

Louise Rager, 76, of Aliquippa, died Wednesday, March 24, 1999, in the Golfview Manor Nursing Home. Born Jan. 6, 1923, in Johnstown, Pa., a daughter of the late Dean and Mary Boyer, she was a resident of Aliquippa for 52 years. A homemaker, she was a Presbyterian by faith and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Hopewell VFW. Surviving are her husband, Charles F. Rager; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Charles A. and Paula Rager, Tampa, Fla., and Richard Dean Rager, Tarpon Springs, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Janie and Ken Shiver, Lakeland, Fla.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard Dean Boyer, Hemet, Calif.; a sister, Jean Robel, Johnstown, Pa., and two sisters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Don and Iva Sutter, and Mr. and Mrs. Larry and Bev Paxton, all of Center Township. 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 Monday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Jack Patrick will officiate. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the American Cancer Society. 
 
Willie Sligh, 73, of Aliquippa, died Saturday, March 27, 1999, in the Beaver Valley Geriatric Center, Brighton Township. Complete arrangements will be announced in a later edition of The Times by the SHEFFIELD ALIQUIPPA FUNERAL HOME, 920 Franklin Ave. 

Peter A. Zona, 86, of 700 Hazel Ave., Ellwood City, died Friday, March 26, 1999, at 6 p.m. in Jameson Health Care Center, New Castle. Born Nov. 4, 1912, in Caserta, Italy, he was the son of the late Guiseppe Zona and Raffaela Santillo. He retired from the Ellwood City Forge Co. in 1976 with 45 years service, and was a member of St. Agatha Church, Ellwood City, and the Ellwood City Forge 25 Year Club. He is survived by his wife, Rose Marie Zarlingo Zona, whom he married April 26, 1947; three sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Reene Zona, Coraopolis; Peter J. and Debra Zona, West Pittsburgh, and Alfonso and Mary Parente, Ellwood City; a daughter, Mrs. Janice DiAlesandro, New Castle; two sisters, Lucia Parisi, and Maria Zeppetella, in Italy; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alfonzina Parente Zona, in 1938, and a brother, Antonio. 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. A funeral service will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Agatha Church, with the Rev. Mauro Cautela, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Walter Carlyle Brown, 77, of Big Beaver, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 29, 1999, in his residence. Born Jan. 29, 1922, in West Bridgewater, a son of the late Jess and Virginia Dauber Brown, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired in 1984 with 43 years of service from the Babcock & Wilcox Tubular Products Company, Fuel Oil Department. He was a member of the Parian Lodge 662 F&AM; New Castle Consistory, and had regularly attended the Chippewa Evangelical Free Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Brewer Brown, in 1990; a brother, William L. Brown, and a sister, Betty Heitger. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, David E. and Carolyn Brown, East Palestine, Ohio; twin daughters and their husbands, Cheryl Carlyle Uslenghi and Ronald, Big Beaver, and Christine Carlyle Hall and Terry, Chippewa Township; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and a special friend, June Douthett, Chippewa Township. Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the CAMPBELL'S CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME, 2618 Darlington Road. Additional viewing will be Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. in the Chippewa Evangelical Free Church, Chippewa Expressway & Braun Road. Pastors Jeff McNicol and Paul Dysart will officiate. Interment will be in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Daugherty Township. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made, if desired, to the American Cancer Society, 493 Adams St., Rochester, Pa. 15074 or a charity of your choice. 

Carolyn R. Cangiano, 71, of Center Township, died peacefully Monday morning, March 29, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Feb. 7, 1928, in Rochester, a daughter of Joseph E. Signore of Rochester and the late Catherine (Tucciarone) Signore, she was a graduate of the Rochester High School Class of 1946 and the Garfield Business School of Beaver Falls. She was a former bookkeeper for the Beaver Valley Times (Beaver County Times) and was a devoted parish member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Center Township, where she was a member of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers. She was also a member of the Center Civic Women's Club. Dearly loved and missed by her family, she is survived by her husband, Paul N. Cangiano, to whom she was united in marriage in September 1957; a son, Joseph Paul Cangiano, Center Township; a brother and sister-in-law, Ozzie and Joanne Signore, New Brighton; four sisters and their spouses, Mrs. John (Rose) Morack, Atlantic, Fla.; Mrs. Charles (Clare) Fusco, Rochester Township; Mrs. Pete (Patti) Cabrena, Key West, Fla., and Mrs. Gary (Mari Kay) Frye, Center Township; two brothers-in-law, Frank A. Cangiano, Aliquippa, and Ralph Cangiano, Reno, Nev.; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ronald (Frances) Swan, Hopewell Township, and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received today from 2 to 9 p.m. in the SIMPSON FUNERAL HOME, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca, where prayers will be recited Wednesday at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Father Joseph Kleppner will be the celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Hopewell Township. A wake service will be conducted today at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home. 

Anthony D'Antonio, of Apache Junction, Ariz., formerly of Raccoon Township, died Sunday, March 21, 1999, in the Medical Center in Florence, Ariz. Surviving are two daughters, Norma Connor and Shirley Hollein; grandchildren, and a brother, Frank D'Antonio, Aliquippa. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery, Mesa, Ariz. 

Stella LaVerne DeCanio, 56, of 7700 Depot St., Rogers, Ohio, died Sunday, March 28, 1999, at 1:40 p.m. in East Liverpool City Hospital of an apparent heart attack. Born Nov. 20, 1942, in Rochester, a daughter of the late Thomas W. and Lovie Starr McCullough, she had lived in Rogers for 21 years after coming from Ambridge. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church of Columbiana. Surviving are her husband, George A. DeCanio Sr., whom she married Feb. 27, 1968; four daughters, Mrs. Alan (Catherine) Boso, Hookstown; Ms. Cheryl Hellandbrand, Orlando, Fla.; Mrs. Riley (Mary) Massey, East Liverpool, Ohio, and Mrs. Brian (Helen) Lalley, Vilseck, Germany; a daughter-in-law and son, Rebecca and George A. DeCanio Jr., Rogers; two sisters, Mrs. James (Marjorie) Whited, Wishram, Wash., and Mrs. Donald (Lovie Isabel) French, Sewickley; three brothers, Leo E. McCullough, Salt Lake City, Utah; John F. McCullough, New Sewickley, and Samuel McCullough, Wishram, Wash., and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Detmar McCullough. Friends will be received Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the VAN DYKE-SWANEY FUNERAL HOME, 60 W. Martin St., East Palestine, Ohio, where a service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. Pastor Allan Aubrey, of the Christian Children's Home of Ohio, Wooster, will officiate. Burial will follow in Crest Haven Memorial Gardens, Rogers. 

Margaret Haney, 80, of Rochester, died Sunday, March 28, 1999. Born April 27, 1918, in Crescent, Pa., she was a daughter of the late George and Susan Finick Havrilak. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth W. Haney; a son, Robert G. Haney; three brothers, John, Joseph and Edward, and three sisters, Anna Dillow, Mary Havrilak and Betty Lawrence. Surviving are a grandson and his wife, Robert and Colleen Haney, Rochester Township; two great-grandchildren, Andre and Kayla; a sister, Agnes Cuifo, Beaver, and a daughter-in-law, Betty Haney, Rochester. A funeral service will be conducted today at 11 a.m. in the HUNTSMAN ROCHESTER FUNERAL HOME, 502 Adams St., with the Rev. Greg Leith, pastor of the Rochester First Wesleyan Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park. 

Alice K. (Vernon) O'Donnell, 94, died Sunday, March 28, 1999. Wife of the late Hugh Joseph O'Donnell, she was the beloved mother of Joyce and Lawrence O'Donnell, Judith Buttermore and the late Hugh Terrence O'Donnell. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A blessing service will be conducted Thursday at 10 a.m. in the R.V. ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 315 East 10th Ave., Homestead, Pa. A committal service will be held Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in the Beaver Cemetery Chapel. 

Ann Sala, 85, of Hopewell Township, died Sunday, March 28, 1999, in Sewickley Valley Hospital following a brief illness. Born June 12, 1913, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Frank and Rose Kozak Freisel, she had resided in Hopewell Township for the past 59 years. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Hopewell Township. Surviving are her husband, Irvin Sala; two daughters, Barbara and her husband, Leon, Bakauskas, Chester, Va., and Maxine Sala, Cambridge, Ohio; four grandchildren, Brian J. Schultheis, serving with the U.S. Air Force in Korea; Eric A. Schultheis and his wife, Maureen, Centreville, Va.; Luann Chmelovski and her husband, Michael, Napierville, Ill., and Alicia M. Pizer and her husband, David, Zelienople; four great-grandchildren, Krystan and Rachel Chmelovski, and Erica and Aaron Schultheis, and three sisters, Rose Berdych, Helen DeLorenzo, and Clara Freisel, all of Pittsburgh. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Roselyn Mahnick; a brother, Frank J. Freisel, and two sisters, Emma Curl and Mary Rowleski. 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 funeral service will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, with the Rev. Father Micha Muhlen, OFM, officiating. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Hopewell Township. 

Ferdinand J. Salvati, 74, of Baden, died Sunday, March 28, 1999, in the Beaver Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born Nov. 1, 1924, in Ambridge, a son of the late Julius and Mary Testa Salvati, he was a member of the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Baden. He retired from the Armco Steel Corp., Ambridge, after 38 years of service, and was a shoe repairman. He was a former member of the Baden American Legion and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Aldine C. Roberts Salvati; a son and daughter-in-law, Frederick and Cheryl Salvati, Rochester; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary A. and George Campbell, Monaca; five grandchildren, Jessica, Shawn, Danielle, Michael and Tracy; five sisters and three brothers-in-law, Hilda Barley, Lancaster, Pa.; Theresa and Vince Salvati, Stratford, Conn.; Amelia and John Kranak, Burgettstown; Dora Schwartz, Baden, and Gilda and John Popik, Stratford, Conn.; a sister-in-law, Louise Salvati, Baden, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Geno Salvati. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the GABAUER FUNERAL HOME INC. at SYLVANIA HILLS MEMORIAL PARK INC., Daugherty Township, where a service will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. His pastor, the Rev. Anthony Schneck, will officiate. Interment will be in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park. The Beaver County Special Unit will conduct full military rites. 

Chester J. Stroemple, 86, formerly of Pittsburgh, died Saturday, March 27, 1999, in the Providence Health Care Center, Beaver Falls. Born Sept. 1, 1912, in Cleveland, Ohio, a son of the late Albert and Julia Reitz Stroemple, he was a retired chemical engineer from the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., Pittsburgh. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law and three daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and Willard Thomas, Huntingdon Valley, Pa.; Claire and John Mitchell, Port Ludlow, Wash.; Richard B. and Antoinette Stroemple, Beaver Falls, and Kathleen and Richard Glenn, Birmingham, Ala.; 14 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeannette Smith, on June 21, 1987; a daughter, Christine; a granddaughter, Elizabeth; a sister, Amelia, and a brother, Albert E. A memorial service will be held Thursday, April 1, 1999, at 4 p.m. in the New Church, LeRoi Road, Pittsburgh. The Rev. Nathan Gadlish will officiate. William T. Spratt, Licensed Funeral Director of the SPRATT FUNERAL HOME, BEAVER FALLS, is handling the funeral arrangements. 

Ada B. Wyncoop, 90, of Beaver, died Sunday night, March 28, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver, following an extended illness. Born Oct. 25, 1908, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late William and Blanche Doutt Boyd, she was a resident of Beaver for the past 50 years. She was a member of the Beaver United Methodist Church and was active in the Womens Society of the church. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Harry K. Wyncoop; a daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Jack Bechdel, Beaver; a brother, Harold Boyd, Erie, Pa.; a sister, Jane Drake, Pittsburgh, and three grandsons, Kevin, Scott and Jeffrey Bechdel, all of Beaver. She was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters. Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the NOLL FUNERAL HOME, 333 Third St., Beaver. A service will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Beaver United Methodist Church, by her pastor, the Rev. Dennis M. Henley. Entombment will follow in Sylvania Hills Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the Memorial Fund of the Beaver United Methodist Church, 345 College Ave., Beaver, Pa. 15009. 

Michael Zvalchak, 71, of Hopewell Township, died Sunday, March 28, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born April 13, 1927, in Carnegie, Pa., a son of the late Steven and Mary Fedorchak, he was a resident of Hopewell Township for over 40 years. He was a retired foreman from the Tin Mill at the Aliquippa Works, Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church and the V.F.W. Robert W. Young Post, both of Hopewell Township. Michael was a mastercraftsman in the art of stained glass for over 20 years. He was known in the Beaver County area for his quality workmanship and generosity of knowledge. Mike touched everyone that he met with his honesty and strength of character. Hard work and the love of family and friends were the cornerstones that Mike lived by. Being the loving and dutiful father, he was sure to pass these values on to his children and their children. He will be missed by all that knew him or crossed his path through his beautiful stained glass works. Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Catherine Ivankovich Zvalchak; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and Hal Szklinski, Moon Township, and Michele and Brian Boyce, Durham, N.C.; two grandchildren, Gregory and Joshua Szklinski, Moon Township; a brother, Alex Fedorchak, Aliquippa, and two sisters, Stella Harris, Greentree, Pa., and Kathryn Dobos, Levittown, Pa. 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 held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at noon in Our Lady of Fatima Church, with Father Dave Driesch, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Hopewell Township.


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