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Ida M. "Toots" Brooks, 96, of Economy, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born June 10, 1902, in Ravenna, Ohio, a daughter of the late Richard and Bertha Dillon Finch, she was a retired 62-year employee of the Conway Hotel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Brooks; two brothers, Charles and Donald Finch, and three sisters, Stella Shively, Sylvia Wolf and Almedia Rogers. Surviving are three brothers, Richard Finch, East Rochester; Harold Finch, Detroit, Mich., and Kenneth Finch, East Palestine, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Hilda Keiser, Chippewa Township, and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the HUNTSMAN ROCHESTER FUNERAL HOME, 502 Adams St., where services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. John Lucaric officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park. 

Paulene Budzak, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, in Sewickley Valley Hospital. Born in Coal Ridge, Ohio, a daughter of the late Wasil and Helen Moroz Rupik, she was a member of St. Catherine Church, Wireton, Pa. She is survived by her husband, Tony, Crescent, Pa.; a son, James; a daughter-in-law, Constance Budzak, Gibsonia; three grandchildren, three sisters, Lillian and Dorothy Rupik, Baden, and Ann Knopick, Baden. 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. Funeral services will be Friday, Feb. 12, 1999. The funeral home may be contacted for time and place. Interment will be in the Resurrection Cemetery, Moon Township. 

Nello Thomas Cancelli, 70, of Aliquippa, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, in Virginia. Born Jan. 28, 1929, in Ripi, Italy, a son of the late Sebastian and Maria Concetta Fattore Cancelli, he was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Roman Catholic Church, Center Township, and was a retired foreman from the Babcock & Wilcox Co., Beaver Falls. Surviving are his beloved wife, Margaret Pietrcollo Cancelli; a son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Lynn Morrow, in Florida; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Nola and Lou Pupo, in Georgia; Cindy and Daniel DeSantis, Aliquippa; Terri Shingler, Hopewell Township, and Violet and Mike Trella, in Virginia; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Ted DiCosmo, Center Township, and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Friday 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 Saturday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Center Township. The Rev. Joseph J. Kleppner, S.T.L., PH.D., pastor, will officiate. Entombment will follow in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Hopewell Township. A wake service will be held Friday at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home. 

Wanda D'Ambrosio, 82, of Baden, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 10, 1999, in her home. Born Aug. 9, 1916, in Ambridge, she was a member of the Good Samaritan Parish, St. Stanislaus Worship Site, and was a member of the Baden American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfonso (Funzie) D'Ambrosio on March 14, 1995, and two brothers, Edward and Zigmond Zajackowski. She is survived by a son, Joseph T. D'Ambrosio, Conway; a daughter, Linda Chmura, Baden; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Reni Peck, Queens, N,Y., and Stella Placer, Hopewell Township, and a brother, Theodore Zajackowksi, Baden. 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 PAUL E. BOHN FUNERAL HOME INC., 1099 Maplewood Ave., Ambridge, where a service will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in Good Samaritan Parish, St. Stanislaus Worship Site. The Rev. Father James Kunkel, her pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park. Members of the Baden American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will conduct a service Friday at 8 p.m. in the funeral home. 

Mary Nanette "Nan" Garvin, 89, of King Beaver Apartments, Canal Street, Beaver, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, in the Providence Health Care Center, Beaver Falls. Born Dec. 30, 1909, in East Palestine, Ohio, a daughter of the late Orval and Elizabeth Murphy Shaw, she had been a resident of Beaver most of her life. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas A. Garvin, in 1989; a brother, Mark Shaw, and a sister, Juanita Shaw. Surviving are three brothers and a sister-in-law, James and Lillian Shaw, East Canton, Ohio; Orval R. "Pete" Shaw, Rogers, Ohio, and Howard Shaw, East Palestine, Ohio, and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Margarete and Joseph Castellana, New Paltz, N.Y., and Mary Lou Sutton, Hendersonville, Tenn. Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the TODD FUNERAL HOME, 340 Third St., Beaver, where a blessing service will be conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. by the Rev. Monsignor Raymond T. Schultz of SS. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, Beaver. Interment will follow in Beaver Cemetery. 

Albert W. Haynie, 79, of 800 S. 15th St., Sebring, Ohio, formerly of Beaver County, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, at 10:45 p.m. in the Crandall Medical Center, following an extended illness. Born Feb. 21, 1919, in Nashville, Tenn., a son of the late Pink and Effie (Wallace) Haynie, he was a Protestant by faith, he retired in 1981 from Conrail, having worked for 42 years with the Pennsylvania Railroad and Conrail as an engineer. A 1936 graduate of Freedom High School, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving in the infantry in Europe for many campaigns including the Battle of the Bulge and Remagen Bridge. He was a longtime member of IOOF in Freedom and a member of F&AM Lodge 229. Surviving are his wife, Ruth E. (Householder) Haynie; a sister, Helen Edge, Freedom, and a brother, Paul Haynie, Conway. He was preceded in death by a sister, Thelma Sturm, in 1971, and two brothers, Richard Haynie, in 1980, and Raymond Haynie, in 1993. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Park. There will be no services. Arrangements include cremation. The GEDNETZ-RUZEK FUNERAL HOME, 126 W. Vermont Ave., Sebring, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements. 

Elizabeth "Betty" Hines, 87, of Durham, N.C., formerly of New Brighton, died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, in the Brian Center, Durham, N.C. Born Jan. 7, 1912, in New Brighton, a daughter of the late Frederick Alexander and Anna Josephine (Phelan) Steward, she was a retired parochial school teacher and taught at the former St. Theresa's in Koppel and SS. Peter and Paul Grade School in Beaver. Before moving to live with her daughter, she was very active with the Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary, Geriatric Center Volunteer Auxiliary and the YMCA Auxiliary. She was a member of the former St. Joseph Gold and the former St. Joseph Catholic Church, New Brighton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Hines, in 1970; three brothers, Robert, William and Richard P. Steward, and a sister, Katherine Eaton. Surviving are four sons and daughters-in-law, Paul S. and Ann, Danbury, Conn.; William J. and Paula, Columbia, S.C.; Richard M. and Carolyn, Tallmadge, Ohio, and G. Robert and Linda, Cincinnati, Ohio; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary E. and Al Vinson, Durham, N.C.; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Patricia Pardee, Fayetteville, Ark., and Anita Steward, New Brighton; a brother, Donal Steward, Sandia, Texas, and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Friday 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 Saturday at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. in the Holy Family Catholic Church, Seventh Avenue Parish, with the Rev. Father Edward Stapleton celebrating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, New Brighton. Christian wake prayers will be held Friday at 3:45 p.m. in the funeral home. 

Rosemary V. "Dolly" Kelleher, 69, of Locust Road, Economy, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, in her home, following an extended illness. Born Feb. 1, 1930, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Sam and Mary Saitta Costa, she was a resident of Economy for the past 45 years, and was a member of St. Ferdinand Roman Catholic Church, Cranberry Township. Surviving are her husband, Edward L. Kelleher; three sons, Edward S. and wife, Karen Kelleher, Rochester; John Kelleher, at home, and Timothy and wife, Tammy Kelleher, Economy; two daughters, Karen Kelleher, Kissimmee, Fla., and Veronica and her husband, Richard Martin, Marion, Ohio; six grandchildren; a brother, Samuel Costa, Aleppo Township, and three sisters, Grace Matvey, in California; Margaret Kelly, Heidelberg, Pa., and Betty Goldbraun, North Side, Pittsburgh. 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 JOHN SYKA FUNERAL HOME, 833 Kennedy Drive, Ambridge, where a service will be conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. Deacon John Walsh will officiate. Interment will follow in Sewickley Cemetery. 

Gretchen Massey, 32, formerly of Industry, died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, in Denver, Colo., due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born April 6, 1966, in Rochester, she was the daughter of Paula Perry Massey, Brighton Township, and Paul A. Massey, New Castle. She was a principal consultant with Oracle Corporation, San Francisco, and previously worked with Development Dimensions International, Bridgeville. A former member of St. Blaise Parish, Midland, she was a 1984 graduate of Western Beaver High School and was the first runner-up of the 1984 Beaver County Junior Miss program. She was also a graduate in business of Robert Morris College, Moon Township. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her grandmothers, Ida Perry, Midland, and Dora Eccleston, East Liverpool, Ohio; a brother and sister-in-law, Jeff and Michelle Massey, Cleveland, Ohio; her fiance, Chris Florman, Denver, Colo., and her niece and nephew, Megan and Michael Massey, Cleveland. Friends will be received today from 2 to 9 p.m. in the NOLL FUNERAL HOME, 333 Third St. Beaver. A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in the St. Blaise Parish, Midland Worship Site, with her pastor, the Rev. Dennis J. Bradley, officiating. Entombment will follow in the Beaver Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the Beaver County Humane Society in the name of Gretchen Massey, Route 18, Monaca, Pa. 15061. 

Stephen I. "Steve" Romanchak, 77, of New Sewickley Township, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 10, 1999, at his New Sewickley Township residence. Born Jan. 13, 1922, in New Brighton, a son of the late Frank T. and Catherine Skorupa Romanchak, he was a member of St. Felix Roman Catholic Church, Freedom; Circle of Friends, Baden; Civilian Conservations Corps, Slaggo, Pa., and Construction and General Laborers Local 833, New Brighton, with whom he was a construction foreman during his working years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Ramsey Romanchak, on Jan. 12, 1987; a son, William T. Romanchak, on May 1, 1996; three brothers, Nick, John and Joseph Romanchak, and four sisters, Anna, Ann, Margaret and Katie. Surviving are his one and only daughter with whom he resided, Pamela Kay Romanchak Byrne, New Sewickley Township; a brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Sylvia Romanchak, Daugherty Township; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary Killeen, Rochester; Helen Romanchak, New Brighton, and Rose and John Bable, Vanport; a sister-in-law, Helen Romanchak, Daugherty Township; numerous nieces and nephews, and his two beloved and faithful dogs, Tank and Snoopy. Friends will be welcome today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in BATCHELOR BROTHERS ROCHESTER, 378 Jefferson St. at Ohio Avenue, where prayers will be offered Friday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Felix Roman Catholic Church, Freedom. Father Leon Leitem, O.F.M. Cap. will officiate. Entombment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum. 

Martha (Pickard) Rombold, 93, of New Brighton, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Dec. 2, 1905, in New Brighton, she was a daughter of the late Amos and Anne Kenworthy Pickard. She was a member of the New Sewickley Presbyterian Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence E. Rombold; a great-granddaughter, Christy Rambo; a brother, Bert Pickard, and a sister, Mary Yeager. Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Clarence J. and Martha Rombold, North Sewickley Township, and Edward Rombold, Brighton Township; two daughters and a son-in-law, Dorotha J. Rambo, Brighton Township, and Shirley and Robert Bradshaw, North Sewickley Township; 11 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a brother, John Wilford Pickard, Harmony, Pa.; two sisters, Ora Miller, North Sewickley Township, and Helen Bonzo, Harmony, Pa., and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Friday 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 Saturday at 11 a.m. Her pastor, Ronald Kronk, will officiate. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Inc., Daugherty Township. 

Steve Voynick, 79, of Reno, Nev., died Monday, Feb. 8, 1999, at Washoe Medical Center, Reno, Nev., following an extended illness. Born May 30, 1919, in Aliquippa, a son of the late George and Susan Sachac, he was employed as a television technician with Montgomery Ward for 30 years, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II. He is survived by two daughters, Susan Griffin, Reno, and Nancy Ferguston, Portland, Ore.; three sisters, Bertha Todd, in Georgia; Helen Katcher, Baden, and Elizabeth Coss, Ambridge; his present companion of seven years, Lucille Compton; his first wife, Verna Voynick and his second wife, Anita Voynick. Friends will be received Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the JOHN SYKA FUNERAL HOME, 833 Kennedy Drive, Ambridge, where a funeral service will be conducted Saturday at noon with the Rev. Father William Evansky officiating. Interment will be in St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Cemetery, Hopewell Township. 

William J. Weisner, 89, a lifelong resident of Coraopolis, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, in his residence. Born Feb. 17, 1909, in Coraopolis, he was a son of the late Frank and Mary (Scharl) Weisner. William attended Carnegie Mellon University and was employed by Pittsburgh DeMoines Steel Company. He was active in many civic organizations for many years. He was Chairman of the local Community Chest, now known as the United Way; President of the Coraopolis Exchange Club, and Treasurer of the Coraopolis Kiwanis Club and of the Coraopolis Memorial Library. He was a member of the Board Management of the Coraopolis Y.M.C.A.; Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, and a member of the Beaver Lakes Country Club and the Holy Name Society of St. Joseph Church, Coraopolis. He is survived by his wife, Angela (Wodisch) Weisner, Coraopolis. He was the father of William B. Weisner and his wife, Janet, Columbus, Ohio, and Susan (Weisner) and her husband, Richard Klixbull, Osborne, Pa.; the brother of Anthony Weisner, Moon Township, and the grandfather of six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister, Frank Weisner and Josephine Conley. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the COPELAND CORAOPOLIS FUNERAL HOME, 867 Fifth Ave. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday at noon in St. Joseph Church with the Rev. Father Lawrence Holpp officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. It would be appreciated if memorial donations be made, if desired, to the Coraopolis Memorial Library, School Street, Coraopolis, Pa. 15108. 

Jean E. Weyand, 89, of the Providence Health Care Center, Beaver Falls, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1999, in the Providence Health Care Center. Born May 15, 1909, in Monaca, a daughter of the late Wilbert C. and Jennie Murray Davis, she had been a resident of Beaver since 1932. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Beaver and the Rebekah Lodge 226 and was a former volunteer at The Medical Center, Beaver. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl J. Weyand, on Feb. 24, 1991; a daughter, Carol J. Shanholtz, on Sept. 6, 1988, and a great-granddaughter, Michelle Shanholtz, in 1990. Surviving are three sons, Charles A., Kenneth P., and James C. Weyand, all of Beaver; a daughter, Ruth Ann Cornelius, Ellwood City; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, and two sisters, Mary Louise Dean, Beaver Falls, and Helen Dias, Boardman, Ohio. A service will be conducted today at 11 a.m. in the TODD FUNERAL HOME, 340 Third St., Beaver, by her minister, the Rev. Mark Litten. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Daugherty Township. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made, if desired, to a favorite charity. 

Julia Young, formerly of Byersdale, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Surviving are two sisters, Anna Dame, Houston, Texas, and Helen Webb, Ambridge, and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, at 2:30 p.m. in the Ambridge United Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. John B. Dickey officiating. The MATTER-TATALOVICH FUNERAL HOME, 1133 Church St., Ambridge, is in charge of arrangements. 

Peter Belic, 88, of Rochester Township, died Monday, Jan. 25, 1999, in the Beaver Valley Geriatric Center, Brighton Township. Born June 2, 1910, in Johnstown, Pa., a son of the late Stanley and Petra Belic, he was a retired bricklayer from St. Joe Minerals, Potter Township. He was a former 25-year member of the Grace Lutheran Church, Rochester, and was a member of Local 8183, United Steelworkers of America. Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Yolanda M. Furgiuele Belic; five sons and a daughter-in-law, Peter Belic, San Antonio, Texas; Ronald and Ann Belic, Enon, Ohio; Donald Belic, Tampa, Fla.; David Belic, in Ohio, and Michael Belic, Holiday, Fla.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Charlotte Lenore and Ronald Bigler, Austin, Texas, and Pamela Sue Powers, Clearwater, Fla., and a brother, Adam Suzeivich, McKeesport. He will be fondly missed by his 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Dorothy Lorenzo, Gladys Brlecti and Ann Otto, and a brother, Steven Suzeivich. Services were held Thursday, Jan. 28, 1999, in the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester. The Rev. Wayne Gillespie, assistant pastor of the Grace Lutheran Church, officiated. Entombment followed in Sylvania Hills Mausoleum. 

Charles D. Brady Sr., 70, of Ohioville, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, at his residence. Born Dec. 10, 1928, in Braddock, Pa., a son of the late Charles F. and Susan C. McMullen Brady, he was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. He had been a bricklayer for U.S. Steel Company for 33 years, retiring in 1982, and had worked at the Edgar Thompson Works and at the Clairton Works. Surviving are his wife, Estella Marie Coll Brady; three sons and their wives, Charles D. Jr. and Cathy Brady, Bristol, Va.; Walter F. and Jane Brady, Imperial, and Brian K. and Laura Brady, Ambridge; three daughters, Mrs. Mike (Donna) Pruss, Douglasville, Pa.; Mrs. Robert (Marie) Johnston, Crafton, and Suellen Brady and David, Ohioville; six grandchildren, Sara and Brandon Pruss, Jonathan Brady, Nicole Brady, Candi Brady, and Charles D. Brady III; a sister, Rose Mitchell, Zelienople, and three brothers, George Brady, Bradford, Pa.; Gerald Brady, Slickville, Pa., and Lee Brady, in Maryland. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Samuel, William and James Brady, and a sister, Freda Galli. A memorial service will be held Monday at 7 p.m. in CAMPBELL'S CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME, 2618 Darlington Rd. Chaplain Barbara Linko of St. Gregory Hospice will officiate. Private interment will be in the Beaver Falls Cemetery, Chippewa Township. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the American Lung Association of Western Pennsylvania, P.O. Box 100, Warrendale, Pa. 15086. 

Lyndon A. Brewer, 44, of Pulaski Township, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999. Born May 24, 1954, in New Brighton, a son of Robert Brewer, Pulaski Township, and the late Patricia Burson Brewer, he was a member of the New Brighton Christian Assembly. In addition to his father, he is survivd by two brothers, Michael Brewer, Grand Prairie, Texas, and Timothy Brewer, Beaver Falls, and two sisters, Susan Brewer, Dayton, Ohio, and Sharon Kelly, Beaver Falls. A memorial service will be held Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, at 11 a.m. in the New Brighton Christian Assembly. HUNTSMAN ROCHESTER FUNERAL HOME, 502 Adams St. is in charge of arrangements. 

Mary Budinko, 87, formerly of Harmony Township, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, in Villa St. Joseph, Baden, where she had been a resident for 1½ years. Born May 26, 1911, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Plasko Phillips, she was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Ambridge. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Budinko, and two brothers, Joseph F. Phillips and Henry J. Phillips. Surviving are a son, Robert and his wife, Vickie Budinko, Upland, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. William (Doris) Fields, Baden; three grandchildren, Eric, Ryan and Greg Budinko, all of Glendora, Calif.; a brother, James C. Phillips, Pittsburgh; a sister, Emma P. Lawrence, Bellevue, and four sisters-in-law, Mary L. Phillips, North Hills; Mary M. Phillips, Emsworth; Dorothy Budinko, Harmony Township, and Tom and Helen Drositis, Aliquippa, and many nieces and nephews. A service will be held today at 1 p.m. in the Zion Lutheran Church, Ambridge, with the Rev. Richard Shoenley and the Rev. Bruce Gibson officiating. Interment will be in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park. The family suggests contributions be made, if desired, to the Zion Lutheran Church Memorial Fund. The MATTER-TATALOVICH FUNERAL HOME, 1133 Church St., Ambridge, is in charge of arrangements. 

Mary Chekanowsky, 73, of Conway Wallrose Road, Economy, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, in the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, following a brief illness. Born June 30, 1925, in Butler, a daughter of the late John and Catherine Adamcko Maker, she was a resident of Economy for the past 45 years. She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ambridge, and the Economy Senior Citizens. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Chekanowsky, in 1980, and four brothers, Peter, Frank, Mike and Andrew Maker. Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, William and June Chekanowsky, Franklin, Pa., and Joseph Chekanowsky, Swissvale; a daughter, Donna Strauss, Pittsburgh; five grandchildren, Brian and Mark Strauss, both of Economy, and Nicole, Lisa and Kelly Chekanowsky, all of Franklin; a brother, John Makar, Conway; a sister and brother-in-law, Kay and Reed Walters, Center Township, and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the JOHN SYKA FUNERAL HOME, 833 Kennedy Drive, Ambridge, where a service will be conducted Monday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. in SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church. Her pastor, Father Michael Polosky, will officiate. Burial will follow in the church Cemetery, Economy. Members of the Economy Senior Citizens will conduct a prayer service today at 3 p.m. in the funeral home. Parastas service will be conducted today at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. 

Chester W. Cox, 80, of South Beaver Township, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999. Born Feb. 28, 1918, in Beaver Falls, he was a son of the late Leroy and Carrie Marie Cox. He retired after 32 years of service from the Babcock & Wilcox Co., where he had been a turn foreman in the yard shipping department, and had also worked at the Blackhawk Golf Course for 10 years. He was a member of the Brush Run United Methodist Church and a former member of the South Beaver Township Volunteer Fire Department. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian "Pat" Cox; an infant daughter, Beverly Cox, and a brother, William Cox. Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Patricia Henderson and Wilbur Morgan, South Beaver Township, and Carrol Morgan, Darlington; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Mary Lou Cox, South Beaver Township; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Leroy Cox, West Mayfield; Clifford Cox, in Indiana, and Earl "Corky" Cox, in California, and a sister, Mrs. Lester (Betty) Bevington, New Waterford, Ohio. Friends will be received today from 1 to 9 p.m. in the CAMPBELL'S CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME, 2618 Darlington Road, where a service will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m., with his pastor, the Rev. Susan McKinnis, officiating. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Big Beaver. 

Catherine Eiselt, 78, of Monaca, died Friday evening, Feb. 12, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver, as a result of complications from Crohn's Disease. Born May 11, 1920, in East Liverpool, Ohio, a son of the late Fred and Mary Densick Johnson, she had been a resident of Monaca for the past 16 years. A former member of the Center Township Democratic Club, she enjoyed cooking, growing flowers, baby-sitting and bus tours. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Eiselt, on Jan. 14, 1979; an infant brother, Joseph; an infant sister, Yvonne; a sister, Pearl Winkle; a niece, Margaret Proya, and four nephews, Jospeh Farinacci, and Paul, Tom and Jerry Lee Winkle. She is survived by a stepson and his wife, Raymond Bruce and Bridget Eiselt, Aliquippa; a brother, George Johnson, Potter Township; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Evelyn and Angelo Farinacci, Monaca, and Charlotte and Sam McCandless, Potter Township; five step-grandchildren, four step great-grandsons; a step great-granddaughter, and several devoted nieces and nephews, cousins, and a special friend, Ethel Labasik, Monaca. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the NOLL FUNERAL HOME, 333 Third St., Beaver, where services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. by Pastor Myron A. Schevey of the Van Kirk Lutheran Church, Monaca. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Daugherty Township. 

Dorothy P. Gardner, 74, of New Brighton, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Complete arrangements will be announced in Monday's Times by the GABAUER FUNERAL HOME INC. at SYLVANIA HILLS MEMORIAL PARK INC., Daugherty Township. 

Dorothy "Dot" Gossard, 64, of Mansfield, Ohio, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, in the Med Central Hospital, Mansfield. Born June 23, 1934, in Rochester, a daughter of Annabelle Flickner Gossard, Monaca, and the late Howard B. Gossard, she was a retired employee with Hartman Electric, Mansfield. In addition to her mother, she is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Glenn and Carol Gossard, Ingram, Pa., and James and Joellen Gossard, Koppel; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Helen and Robert McNear, Monaca; Marge Zediker, and Lucille and Al Sauer, all of Mansfield; a sister-in-law, Rose Navatril, Rochester, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Howard A. Gossard, and a nephew, Joseph Gossard. Friends wil be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the HUNTSMAN ROCHESTER FUNERAL HOME, 502 Adams St., where a service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Greg Leeth, pastor of the Rochester First Wesleyan Church. Private interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park. 

William C.E. Graeser Jr., 83, of Monaca, passed away Saturday afternoon, Feb. 13, 1999. Born Sept. 10, 1915, in Monessen, Pa., a son of the late William C.E. Sr. and Mary Margaret (Hare) Graeser, he was a lifelong resident of Monaca. Bill was a man who loved life and who actively participated in the community. He was a member of the Beaver County Retired Men's Club; the Monaca United Methodist Church; the Monaca-Center Lodge 791 F&AM; the Beaver Valley Council 84 of Beaver Falls; the Royal Arch Chapter 167 of Rochester; the Beaver Valley Commandery (Knights Templar) 84 of Beaver Falls; Anciet Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of New Castle; the Syria Shrine AAONMS of Pittsburgh; the Beaver County Caravan 18; a member of the Monaca VFD 1, the Beaver County Firemen's Relief Association, Western Pennsylvania Firemen Association, the Pennsylvania Firemen's Association, a life member of the Monaca American Legion Post 580, the Monaca Cornet Bandroom, Monaca Saxon Club, the Rochester B.P.O. Elks 283, the Beaver Valley Sportsman Club of Monaca, and the former Monaca Moose Lodge. He retired in 1976 from the former J&L Steel Corp., Aliquippa Works, as an electricial bench hand in the maintenance department following 40 years of employment, and was the proprietor of Bill's Radiator Shop, Monaca. He is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, William C. III and Barbara Graeser, Jefferson Hills; David Earl and Joan Graeser, Center Township; Patrick Bruce and Carol Graeser, Chippewa Township, and Commander Kenneth Scott and Barbara Graeser, serving in the U.S. Navy, stationed in California, Md.; eight grandchildren, Brian William Graeser, Brent Graeser, Chad Graeser, Jan Thomas Graeser, Kim Graeser, Natalie Joy Graeser, Leslie Ann Graeser and Laura Bess Graeser; two brothers, Clarence (Red) Graeser and Philip Graeser, both of Monaca, and a sister, Mary Louise Sherry, Beaver; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Graeser. Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the SIMPSON FUNERAL HOME, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca, where relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral service on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with his pastor, the Reverend George S. Dran officiating. Entombment will follow in Sylvania Hills. 

Edna Mae Hemer, 74, of Monaca, passed away Wednesday evening, Feb. 10, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born May 9, 1924, in Cranberry Township (Vernago County), Pa., a daughter of the late Ramon and Edna M. (LaLonde) Hansen, she resided in the Monaca area for the majority of her adult life. The church was a cornerstone of Edna's life, and she unselfishly served for almost half a century as organist at the Monaca United Methodist Church where she was a member. Music was also an important part of Edna's life, and for over 45 years she taught piano lessons in her Monaca home and later in her Center Township home. She was a member of the U.M.W. (United Methodist Women); the Monaca V.F.W. Post auxiliary, and a former member of the Senior Women's Club of Beaver County. She was also an avid seamstress and quilter. She was preceded in death by her husband, George J. Hemer, on June 8, 1992, with whom she was united in marriage in 1942; a son, Kenneth Hemer, in 1978; a granddaughter, Amy Hemer; a sister, Carrie Dengler; two sisters-in-law, Patricia McDanel and Margaret Louise Snyder, and a brother-in-law, Jack Hemer. She leaves a son and daughter-in-law, James and Jan Hemer, Cleveland, Ohio; two daughters and a son-in-law, Betsy Cole, Monaca, and Judy and Thomas Yester, Beaver Falls; 14 grandchildren, Greg, Ashley, Jessica and Sarah Hemer; Ken, Scott and Jodi Hemer; Kim Wilson; Gin Swift; Chris Ozenich; Ted Cole, and Rich, Steve and Tammy Yester; six great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Marian and Lee Roberts, in Georgia; a brother and sister-in-law, Ramon T. and Millicent Hansen, in California, and several nieces and nephews. A service was held Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in the Monaca United Methodist Church, 813 Indiana Ave., Monaca, where her pastor, the Rev. George S. Dran, officiated, assisted by a longtime family friend, the Rev. Hengust Robinson. Private interment took place in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Daugherty Township. The family suggests memorial contributions be made, if desired, to the Monaca United Methodist Church, 813 Indiana Ave., Monaca, Pa. 15061. The SIMPSON FUNERAL HOME, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca, was in charge of arrangements. 

Nellie K. Hintzel, of West Mayfield, formerly of Ellwood City, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. She was born in Ellwood City to the late Frank and Anna Kilar, and was married to the late Andy Hintzel. She is survived by a brother, Mike Kilar, Ellwood City; four sisters, Julie Follett and Marge Platek, both of Ellwood City, Pauline Jopchak, Patterson Township, and Della Florentine, North Sewickley Township, and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Hintzel's name may be made to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. 

Clarence R. Klingensmith, 77, of Chippewa Township, formerly of Jeannette, Pa., died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born March 8, 1921, in Jeannette, Pa., he was a son of the late William P. and Edith Heasley Klingensmith. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was employed as an area manager of the Westinghouse Electric Corp., Beaver Division, retiring after 42 years of service. He was a member of the Chippewa United Methodist Church, Beaver County Caravan 18, Parian Lodge 662 F&AM, Masonic Temple Association, Syria Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S., Westinghouse Fellowship Association and the Westinghouse Electric Corp. Foreman's Association, East Pittsburgh. Surviving are two daughters and three sons-in-law, Virginia L. and Michael P. Smakosz, Judy A. and John E. Beighey, and Lanny A. Dillon, all of Chippewa Township; a brother and sister-in-law, Albert and Sis Klingensmith, Jeannette, Pa.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Chelsea Loughner, Jeannette, and Agnes and Carl Oplinger, Bovard, Pa.; five grandchildren, Lanny A. Dillon Jr. and his wife, Joyce, Dumfries, Va.; Angela M. and her husband, Vince Bettoni, Beaver Falls; Jennifer M. Smakosz, Chippewa Township; Amy M. Smakosz, Raleigh, N.C., and Michael P. Smakosz Jr., Erie, Pa., and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther Pearl Frye Klingensmith, on March 6, 1997; a daughter, Donna M. Dillon, on Dec. 14, 1997; a brother, William Klingensmith, and a sister, Ethel Kelly. Friends will be received today from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the LUTTON CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME, 117 Blackhawk Road, where prayers will begin Monday at 11 a.m., followed by a church service at 11:30 a.m. in the Chippewa United Methodist Church. The Rev. James Tubbs, of the Chippewa United Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the Beaver County Cancer and Heart Association, 1260 Brodhead Road, Suite 104, Monaca, Pa. 15061, or the Alzheimer Foundation, 919 North Michigan Ave., Suite 1000, Chicago, Ill. 60611, or the Chippewa United Methodist Church, 2545 Darlington Road, Beaver Falls, Pa. 15010. 

Dorothy J. (Doris) Kurhansky, 63, of Industry, was called home to be with her Lord after a brief illness, Saturday, Feb. 12, 1999. Born April 20, 1935, in Rochester, a daughter of Mildred Vuynovich Siget, Rochester, and the late Ivan Siget, she was a retired employee of the the Westinghouse Corporation, Vanport, with 35 years service. She was a member of St. Blaise Roman Catholic Church, Midland, and was past president of the Ladies Auxiliary B.P.O.E. 283, Rochester. Mrs. Kurhansky was a very active member in numerous functions of the Rochester Elks. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Norman S. Kurhansky; five daughters and three sons-in-law, David and Johnna Milliken, Aliquippa; John and Michaelene Van Dine, Vevay, Ind.; George and Audra Thomas, Charlotte, N.C.; Ms. Rae Lynn Kurhansky, Lexington, Ky., and Ms. Norma Jean Kurhansky, Charlotte, N.C.; five grandchildren, Taylor and Corey Milliken, Aliquippa; Olyvia Ivanne Thomas, Charlotte, N.C., and Samuel and Jacob Kurhansky, Lexington, Ky.; three brothers and four sisters-in-law, Steve and Stella Siget, Rochester; Joseph and Dorothy Siget, Conway; Mike and Sophia Siget, Center Township, and Helen Siget, Rochester; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Roy and Diana Bigler, Murrysville, Pa., and Verdane and Mary Ann Brown, Rochester Township, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, John J. Siget Sr., in 1996. 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 Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church, Rochester. The Rev. Father Dennis J. Bradley, St. Blaise Roman Catholic Church, Midland, will act as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Cemetery, Daugherty Township. 

Irene D. Cain McClellan, 46, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, in her home. Born Aug. 16, 1953, in Rochester, a daughter of the late Harold and Julia Hart Cain, she joined Triedstone Baptist Church at the tender age of six, and later moved her membership to Bethel Baptist Church where she was a former member of the choir. Mrs. McClellan was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, George McClellan; a brother, Charles Cain, and her grandmother, Ethel Hart. Surviving are four daughters, Julia Rae Cain, Baltimore, Md.; Michelle McClellan, Jessica McClellan, and Jalyssa Cain, all of Aliquippa; two sons, Brian McClellan, and Harold N. Cain, both of Aliquippa; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, John Cain, Detroit, Mich., Calvin Cain, Baltimore, Md.; Benjamin and Joycelyn Cain, Flint, Mich., and Jo Ann and William Jeter, Laurel, Md.; two sisters, Diane Clarit, and Belinda Cain, both in Laurel, Md.; an aunt and uncle, Aldine and Elliott Jeter, Aliquippa; a cousin, Yvette Walker El Amin, Detroit, Mich.; 10 nieces, 10 nephews, 12 great-nieces, 16 great-nephews, and one great-great-nephew; special friends, Perrette Cooper, Hartford, Conn.; S. Edward Thompson, Aliquippa; Mamie Kimbrough, Aliquippa, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Bethel Baptist Church, Aliquippa, where a service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. by her nephew, the Rev. Lamont Cain. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Aliquippa. GOODEN AND BROWN FUNERAL HOME, 214 Fifth Ave., Aliquippa is in charge of arrangements. 

Virginia M. Shane, 85, formerly of Rochester Township, passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, in Aliquippa Hospital. Born June 2, 1913, in Rochester, a daughter of the late William and Martha Pearl Martin Hartman, she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Rochester. A 1931 graduate of Rochester High School, she had attended Geneva College and graduated from Carnegie Tech, Pittsburgh. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick H. Shane, in 1981, and a sister, Jeanne Duffin. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne C. and Edwin S. Metzger III, Rochester Township; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard M. and Judy A. Shane, Knoxville, Tenn.; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a sister-in-law, Marjorie Shane, Rochester Township. There will be private family visitation this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. in the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC. 349 Adams St., Rochester. Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church, Beaver. Officiating will be the Rev. Joseph A. Hill. Entombment will follow in Sylvania Hills Mausoleum. The family wishes memorial contributions be made to a charity of choice. 

Dorothy Mae Stephenson, a lifelong resident of Coraopolis, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, in St. Clair Memorial Hospital. Born July 26, 1923, in Sewickley, Pa., to Hilda (Schuster) and the late Delbert Waite, she was a member of the Frist Baptist Church; the Multiple Sclerosis Society, in both Moon Township and Coraopolis, PA Chapter; and retired in 1985 from Pittsburgh De Moinies Steel Co. after 10 years in the accounting department. Survived by her mother, Hilda (Schuster) Waite, Coraopolis; daughter Elaine and her husband, Thomas Lowes, Philadelphia, and her son, Terry A. and his wife, Kathleen Stephenson, Crescent Township. Sister of Audrea Mallick, in California; Samuel (Bud) Waite, Coraopolis, and Delbert (Jack) Waite, in Florida. Grandmother of Thomas and Elizabeth Lowes and Norah-Naomi and Caleb Stephenson. A memorial servie will be held Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, at 11 a.m. in the First Baptist Church, 1443 Coraopolis Heights Rd., Moon Townshp. Pastor David Myers will officiate. Memorial contributions mayh be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1040 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213. Arrangements are being handled by COPELAND CORAOPOLIS FUNERAL HOME, 867 Fifth Ave. 

Nellie Toy, 85, of New Brighton, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, in the Beaver Valley Nursing Center, South Beaver Township. Born Dec. 18, 1913, in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Helen Zaftro. She was a homemaker and had lived in New Brighton for the past 40 years after moving from Kittanning, Pa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford V. Toy Sr., on Nov. 16, 1995; a grandson, Donald L. Roofner, and a great-granddaughter, Chloe Toy. Surviving are four sons and daughters-in-law, Clarence and Mary, Kittanning; Joseph and Marilyn, Shillington, Pa.; Robert and Dixie, Kittanning, and Clifford Jr. and Chris, Baden; four daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret "Peg" and Charles McCoy, Kittanning; Louise and William Skinner, Kittanning; Vickie and Regis Luger, Patterson Heights, and Kathy and David Behanna, Beaver Falls; 19 grandchildren, Andrea Masters, Valerie Robb, Cheryl Anderson, Joseph Toy, Beth Snyder, Curtis Toy, Michelle Bush, Keith Toy, Mary Toy, Greg Toy, Melissa Adams, Paula Skinner, Jill Toy, Jamie Roth, Sarah Luger, Carson Luger, Eric Behanna, Bret Behanna and Leah Toy, and 28 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the J&J SPRATT FUNERAL HOME, 1612 Third St., New Brighton, where blessing services will be held Monday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Father Paul Savage officiating. Interment will follow in Beaver Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made, in her name, to the New Brighton Public Library, 1021 Third Ave., New Brighton, Pa. 15066.


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