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Gorrell Jr., John D. 'Jack' 
John D. "Jack" Gorrell Jr., 66, of North Sewickley Township, formerly of West Mayfield, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, in the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.
Born May 22, 1934, in New Springfield, Ohio, a son of the late John D. Sr. and Kathryn McMurray Gorrell, he served in the Army from 1956 to 1958 and was a first class sergeant in the Army Reserves from 1959 to 1966. He was a retired pressman foreman from the News Tribune, Beaver Falls, and was also retired from the Babcock & Wilcox Company. He was a member of the North Sewickley Presbyterian Church; Parian Lodge 662 F&AM, Beaver Falls, and a former member of Otter-Go Camping Club.
Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Bonnie Ross Gorrell; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Lori Gorrell, Millersburg, Ohio, and David and Stephanie Gorrell, South Beaver Township; a brother and sister-in-law, Jerry L. and Dorothy Gorrell, Beaver Falls, and five grandchildren, Zachary, Brittany, Michael, Katie and Erin Gorrell. 
He was preceded in death by a brother, James Gorrell, in 1997.
A memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at 1 p.m. in the North Sewickley Presbyterian Church, Route 65 and Chapel Drive. The Rev. James Allison, of Fishers of Boys, Darlington, will officiate.
Private entombment will be in Sylvania Hills Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Beaver County Cancer and Heart Association, 3582 Brodhead Road, Suite 104, Monaca, Pa. 15061.
The LUTTON BEAVER FALLS FUNERAL HOME, 1117 Fifth Ave., is in charge of arrangements.

Gleason, Elizabeth Jeune 
Elizabeth Jeune Gleason, of Madeira Beach, Fla., formerly of Westfield, N.Y., passed away on Dec. 27, 2000. 
Survivors include her beloved husband of 56 years, Dr. Robert L. Gleason, who had his practice in Westfield, N.Y., for 40 years; a son, Mark Robert, Madeira Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Patricia Lynn Gleason, Salt Lake City, Utah; two brothers, Gerald J. McHugh and his wife, June, Pittsburgh, and Joseph E. McHugh Jr. and his wife, Marcia, Largo, Fla.; a sister, Patricia A. Tatham and her husband, Stephen, Kenneth City, Fla.; a grandson, Joseph Carter Gleason, Salt Lake City, Utah, and beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. 
She was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Patrick.
Elizabeth, beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. McHugh Sr., was born and raised in Ambridge, Pa., graduated from St. Veronica High School, St. Joseph's School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, and received her post graduate degree from Margaret Hague Hospital, Jersey City, N.J.
She was treasurer of the Westfield (N.Y.) Hospital Regional Auxiliary Inc. for 40 years, and was a life member of the International Society, Beta Sigma Phi. 
Inspired by her daughter's devotion to her chosen profession, Elizabeth's mother, Mrs. Mary Kennedy McHugh, one of Pennsylvania's most beloved poets, wrote "To Our Nurses-Guardian Angels in White" (Excerpt from this poem follows)

"Her young eyes have gazed in wonder, as at first she beheld HIS creation in the mystery of life, and the happy mother's smile, contentment and pride, as ever so gently she places the newborn infant by her side. She beholds another angel, too, a dark one in disguise. And there is sadness in her heart, as she closes forever a dear ones eyes.
God bless her, and be ever kind, smooth her path as she smooths her gown. May she always wear a halo of white, and when she is called to rest, please God, I beg of You this humble request;
May our guardian angels in white, sit at Your right hand and wear a golden crown."

Davis, June M. (Owens) 
June M. (Owens) Davis, 75, of Cranberry Township, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, in Allegheny General Hospital.
Born Sept. 23, 1925, in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Dr. Basil T. and Jane Williams Owens.
Surviving are her husband, Grant C. Davis; a daughter, Loren Ann Lewis, Arvada, Colo.; three sons, Grant C. Davis Jr., West Lake Village, Calif.; Jeffrey W. Davis, Cranberry Township, and Cary R. Davis, Ross Township, 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
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 SIMONS FUNERAL HOME INC., 7720 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, http://web.archive.org/web/20010428130239/http://www.simonsfuneralhomeinc.com/., where a funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the chapel.
Interment will follow in Allegheny Memorial Park Cemetery.

Craven, Scott E. 
Scott E. Craven, 53, of DeLand, Fla., formerly of Rochester Township, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, surrounded by his loving family in the Beaver Valley Nursing Center, South Beaver Township.
Born Nov. 7, 1947, in Rochester, a son of Harry M. and Dorothy M. McKinnis Craven, of Rochester Township, he was a CAD operator with Signature Systems of Winter Park, Fla. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Rochester. A 1965 graduate of Rochester High School, he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are two sisters and brothers-in-law, Judith K. and Walter Steiner, New Brighton, and Peggy K. and Rudy Pagani, Chippewa Township; seven nieces and nephews, Susan and Christine Schreiner, New Brighton; Erin and Andrew Steiner, Pittsburgh, and Danielle, Daniel and Cassandra Pagani, all of Chippewa Township, and several aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Durban and Verna McKinnis; his paternal grandparents, Harry H. and Ellen Craven, and a nephew, Lewis Pagani.
Friends will be received Friday from 10 a.m. to noon in the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester, where services will be held Friday at 12:30 p.m. His pastor, the Rev. Dr. Frank Garlathy, will officiate.
Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Daugherty Township.

Fusco, Amelia Alvania 
Amelia Alvania Fusco, 84, of South Beaver Township, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, in The Medical Center, Beaver.
Born July 2, 1916, in Fair Oaks, she was the oldest daughter of the late Milan and Veronica Vavrek Alvania. She served with the American Red Cross during World War II. She worked as an X-ray technician at Sewickley Valley Hospital and a lab technician at Indiana (Pa.) hospitals. She was a continuity editor in Hollywood in the early days of movies and television. She served as president of the South Beaver Elementary PTA from 1967 to 1968 and was on the Blackhawk School Board from 1971 to 1975. She was a real estate agent for the Blackwood Agency from 1975 to 1985, and was a member of St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, Darlington, where she served as Ladies Guild president in 1974.
Surviving are a daughter, Lisa C. Fusco, Richmond, Va., and two brothers, Steven Alvania, Fair Oaks, and Richard Allan Alavania, Beaver Falls.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Elmer F. Fusco, in 1997, and a brother, Michael Alvania, in 1997.
Friends will be received Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the CAMPBELL'S CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME, 2618 Darlington Road, where prayers will be recited Monday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, Darlington. The Rev. Father Joseph Lemp of the Queen of Heaven Church, Koppel, will officiate.
Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Chippewa Township. 
A vigil service will be held Sunday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, Route 51, R.D. 1, Darlington, Pa. 16115 or the American Diabetes Association, Beaver County Chapter, c/o Corporate One Office Park Building II, Suite 225, 4075 Monroeville Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. 15146.

Lehn, Charles A. 
Charles A. Lehn, 80, of Ambridge, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, in UPMC-North Hills. 
Born Oct. 1, 1920, in Ambridge, a son of the late Joseph and Maria Lehn, he was a retired employee of the Armco Steel Corp., Ambridge, retiring in 1984. He was a member of the Good Samaritan Parish St. Stanislaus Church. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as an electrician on the aircraft carriers USS Wasp and the USS Kadashan Bay. 
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary Schmidt Lehn; three sons, Carl Lehn and his wife, Georgia, Economy; David Lehn and his wife, Tammy, Enon Valley, and Jeffrey Lehn and Mary Ellen Szuchy, both of Economy; a beloved great-granddaughter, Paige; four sisters and a brother-in-law, Mrs. Lona Books, Edinburg, Texas; Frances and her husband, Pete Peterson, in Florida; Mrs. Betty Dale, Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Joann Woods, Morgantown, W.Va., and many nieces and nephews. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Lehn. 
Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p .m. in the PAUL E. BOHN FUNERAL HOME INC., 1099 Maplewood Ave., Ambridge, where a service will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Stanislaus Church, with the Rev. Father James Kunkel, his pastor, officiating. 
Interment will follow in Good Samaritan Cemetery, Fair Oaks. 

Meier, George A. 
George A. Meier, 88, of Patterson Township, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, in The Medical Center, Beaver.
Born May 3, 1912, in Rochester, a son of the late William and Anne Wocheley Meier, he was salutatorian of his 1930 graduating class of Rochester High School. He was formerly employed on the Beegle Estate and was a retired circuit breaker adjuster with the Westinghouse Electric Corp., Beaver. A member of the Riverview United Methodist Church, Patterson Township, since 1944, he was a choir member for over 50 years, a member of the Men's Bible School Class and was active with the United Methodist Men. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and wildlife, and was an inventor. His special ministry with his wife was visiting shut-ins within his church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Kiefer Meier, in 1997; four sisters, Edna Mae Giles, Margaret Schroeder, Rose C. Hodgson and Henrietta Herbster, and three brothers, his infant twin, Christopher, Fred and John Meier.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth E. and Geoffrey Dick, Winter Park, Fla.; a daughter, Sarah Anne Meier, Beaver Falls; two grandchildren, Steven S. Dick, Winter Park, Fla., and Susan Rose Dick, St. Louis, Mo.; a brother and sister-in-law, William H. and Anna Meier, Patterson Township, and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no public visitation.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Riverview United Methodist Church, Patterson Township, with his pastor, the Rev. Todd Davis, officiating, and special remarks by the Rev. Robert Tweed.
Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the Riverview United Methodist Church, 1099 Darlington Road, Beaver Falls, Pa. 15010. 
CAMPBELL'S BEAVER FALLS FUNERAL HOME, 14th Street and Eighth Avenue, is in charge of arrangements.

Sokol, Stephen 
Stephen Sokol, 91, of Lower Burrell, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, in the Beaver Valley Geriatric Center, Brighton Township.
Born Jan. 13, 1910, in Rossford, Ohio, a son of the late Matthew S. and Rose Dupell Sokol, he was the founder and proprietor of Sokol's Hardware in Lower Burrell, Pa., a business he operated from 1947 until his retirement in 1993. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of St. Margaret Mary R.C. Church. He enjoyed doing general repairs. 
He is survived by two sons, Larry Sokol, West Palm Beach, Fla., and Gary Sokol, Industry; two grandchildren, and one great-grandson; three brothers, John and Frank "Sankey" Sokol, both of Lower Burrell, and Jack Sokol, Rathdrum, Id.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, "Sally" Salomea N. Grzywinski Sokol; a son, Stephen Sokol Jr., and two sisters, Stella David and Helen Kukich.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Rd. at Alder Street, Lower Burrell, where a funeral service will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. 

Vlasic Sr., Alfonso F. 
Alfonso F. Vlasic Sr., 83, of Harmony Township, died Wednesday evening, Jan. 31, 2001, in Sewickley Valley Hospital.
Born Dec. 4, 1917, in Ambridge, a son of Mary Vlasic, Ambridge, and the late John Vlasic, he along with his father and brother, owned and operated John Vlasic & Sons Wholesale Grocery, Ambridge, for over 35 years. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Good Samaritan Parish Holy Trinity Church. 
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Catherine (Mutz) Vlasic; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Al and Janet Vlasic, Harmony Township, and John Vlasic, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Russell Vlasic and his wife, Jill, and Ryan Vlasic, all of Manassas, Va.; Courtney Markowski and her husband, Bryan, Ashburn, Va.; Christopher Vlasic, Tampa, Fla., and Jonathan Vlasic, Baden; a brother and sister-in-law, Eugene and Dolores Vlasic, Harmony Township; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary Ann and John Szmoniak, Economy, and Mrs. Isabelle Caul, Harmony Township.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Vlasic, and two sisters, Geneievie Arch and Victoria Hodnick.
Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the PAUL E. BOHN FUNERAL HOME INC., 1099 Maplewood Ave., Ambridge, where a service will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. in the Holy Trinity Church, Ambridge. 
The Rev. Father Ken Keene will officiate. 
Entombment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery. 

Wagner, Robert E. 
Robert E. Wagner, 50, of Big Beaver, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at his residence.
Born Feb. 26, 1950, in Beaver Falls, a son of the late Clair and Anne Pisano Wagner, he was a graduate of Beaver Falls High School, Class of 1968. A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he retired from Republic Engineered Technologies in 1998 after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Beaver Falls Sportsman Club and the Beaver County Conservation League. He loved to fish and was an avid hunter.
Surviving are his wife of 31 years, Sherry L. Caler Wagner; a son and his fiancee, Jarrett Wagner and Nicole Simpson, Big Beaver; a sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Joseph Gist, Denison, Texas, and a nephew, Seth Gist, Denison.
Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the HILL & KUNSELMAN FUNERAL HOME, 3801 Fourth Ave., College Hill, Beaver Falls, where a service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Jim Tubbs, pastor of the Chippewa United Methodist Church, will officiate.
Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Daugherty Township.
The Veterans Honor Guard will conduct full military rites at the cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the Beaver County Conservation League, 1000 Third St., Beaver, Pa. 15009.

Westfall, Mary Kathryn 
Mary Kathryn Westfall, 83, of Brighton Township, went to be with the Lord Thursday morning, Feb. 1, 2001, at her daughter's home in Ohioville, following an extended illness.
Born Sept. 22, 1917, in Waverly, W.Va., a daughter of the late Oscar and Rosa Haas Rowley, she had been a resident of Brighton Township for 50 years. She retired in 1981 as a nurse's aide at the Beaver Valley Geriatric Center after 17 years of service. She was a member of the Beaver United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Dana C. "Dan" Westfall; a daughter and son-in-law, Charlene and Richard Hohman, Ohioville; three grandchildren, Richard II, Julia and Kathryn Hohman; a brother, Frank Rowley, Ohioville, and four sisters, Lucille DeLancey, Beulah Siers and Betty Westbrook, all of Waverly, W.Va., and Mildred Null, Parkersburg, W.Va.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl Anne Westfall, in 1968; four brothers, Delbert, Herbert, George and Richard Rowley, and a sister, Grace Heckert.
Friends will be received Sunday from noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. in the J.T. ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME, 205 College Ave., Beaver. Her pastor, the Rev. Ralph P. Cotton, will officiate.
Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Daugherty Township.
Friends may, if they wish, make memorial contributions to the American Parkinson Disease Association, Pittsburgh Chapter, 100 Dennitson St. #444, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15206, or to the Beaver United Methodist Church, 345 College Ave., Beaver, Pa. 15009.

Aquino, Assunta 'Suzy' 
Assunta "Suzy" Aquino, 74, of Beaver Falls, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, in her residence.
Born Jan. 19, 1927, in Mendicino, Italy, a daughter of the late Louis and Maria DeRose Gaudio, she was a housekeeper in domestic service. She was a member of Divine Mercy Parish and the Ladies Guild, Catholic Daughters of the Americas and L.C.B.A.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis E. Aquino, in 1982.
Surviving are two brothers, Giuseppe Gaudio, in Italy, and Salvatore Gaudio, in France; two sisters, Elvira Gaudio and Angela Greco, both of London, England, and seven nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 to 9:30 a.m. in the SPRATT FUNERAL HOME, 1901 Seventh Ave., BEAVER FALLS. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Church, Divine Mercy Parish, Beaver Falls, with her pastor, the Rev. Donald R. Bischof, officiating.
Interment will be in St. Mary Roman Catholic Cemetery, Chippewa Township.

Brewer Sr., Richard J. 'Jack' 
Richard J. "Jack" Brewer Sr., 77, of Rochester Township, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, in The Medical Center, Beaver.
Born Nov. 11, 1923, in Rochester, a son of the late Lawrence J. and Mildred Littell Brewer, he was a retired millwright from St. Joe Minerals, Potter Township, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Rochester Masonic Lodge 229 F&AM; New Castle Consistory; Schmidts Golf League, and the Saturday Night Couples Bowling League, Baden. He was also a starter at Stonecrest Golf Course in Wampum. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Rochester.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Bonnie Lynn, and a granddaughter, Melanie.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Catherine "Kay" Benson Brewer; three sons and daughters-in-law, Rick J. and Kathie Brewer, Chippewa Township; Gary and Terri Brewer, Cranberry Township, and Dennis and Brenda Brewer, New Brighton; 10 grandchildren, Amy, D.J., Kelli, Jaime, Tim, Michael, Chad, Nicole, Kari and Zachary; a great-granddaughter, Rylee; a brother and sister-in-law, William and Ruth Brewer, Chippewa Township, and a sister, Mrs. Meda McGarvey, Louisville, Ky.
Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the HUNTSMAN ROCHESTER FUNERAL HOME, 502 Adams St., where a service will be conducted Monday at 1:30 p.m., by his pastor, the Rev. Frank Garlathy.
Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the First United Methodist Church of Rochester Memorial Fund, Vermont Avenue and Jefferson Street, Rochester, Pa. 15074, or the American Cancer Society, 493 Adams St., Rochester, Pa. 15074.

Burns, Robert Emmett 
Robert Emmett Burns, 91, formerly of Ridge Road Extension, Baden, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, in St. Francis Hospital, Cranberry Township, following an extended illness.
Born Feb. 10, 1909, he was a son of the late William and Stella Charleston Burns. A lifelong resident of Economy, he retired in 1972 from H.H. Robertson Company, Ambridge. He was a member of the Rehoboth Lutheran Church, Economy, and Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 1365, Ambridge.
Surviving are his wife, Mary J. Bohi Burns; a daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Gary Colonna, Economy, and two grandchildren, Michael and Lauren Colonna, Economy.
Mr. Burns will lie in state Tuesday, Feb. 6, from 10:30 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. in the Rehoboth Lutheran Church. The Rev. Anthony J. Schneck, pastor of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Baden, will officiate.
Entombment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum, Daugherty Township.
The KENNETH E. HARE FUNERAL HOME, 500 Park Road, Ambridge, is in charge of arrangements.

Curenton, Randy Melvin 
Randy Melvin Curenton, 42, of 15873 Ridgebrook, Romulus, Mich., formerly of Aliquippa, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, in Harper Hospital, Detroit, Mich., after an extended illness of bone marrow cancer. Randy fought a good fight until the Lord called him Home.
Born Nov. 23, 1958, in Aliquippa , a son of the late Robert and Alvoide Curenton, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age at the Bethel Baptist Church, Aliquippa. He graduated from Aliquippa High School and continued his education at the New Castle School of Trade. Randy was a quiet person who enjoyed fishing, barbecuing and spending time with his family and friends. He was employed at Meier Inc., Taylor, Mich., and the Detroit Free Press. 
He leaves to mourn his death his devoted fiancee, Diane Jackson, and her daughter, Keshia, and her son, Lamar; four sisters, Mable Jones and Rose Curenton, both of Romulus, Mich., and Darlene Pharr and Alice Wise, Aliquippa; two brothers, Robert Curenton Jr., Coraopolis, and Kenneth Curenton, Aliquippa; four brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law, Sterling Jones, Detroit, Mich.; Ralph Jr., Romulus, Mich., and George Wise and Louis Pharr, Aliquippa, and Mary Curenton, Coraopolis; nieces and nephews, Julia, Melladonna, Antonia, Christine, Kiesha, Candice, Mara, Rakia, Shandanice and Autumn; nephews, Eric, Damario, Khalid and Ron; his grandmother, Sally Curenton, Union, S.C.; five aunts, Mae Ruth Owensby, Atlanta, Ga.; Estella Curenton, Lilly Mae Curenton and Lucy (Raymond) Brock, all of Aliquippa, and Mary J. (Barry) Peake, Union, S.C.; four uncles, Wallace Stevens and Barto Stevens, both of Detroit, Mich.; James Curenton, and Odell (Mary) Curenton, Union, S.C., and a host of countless cousins and friends.
Friends will be received Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Bethel Baptist Church, Griffith and Wykes Streets, Aliquippa, where a service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. with his pastor, the Rev. Jesse L. McFarland, officiating.
Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the LEAVELL FUNERAL HOME, 721 Seventh St., Beaver Falls.

Datz, Nellie 'Tootsie' 
Nellie "Tootsie" Datz, 72, formerly of Ambridge, died Jan. 24, 2001, in Florida.
Born Nov. 27, 1928, in Ambridge, a daughter of the late Frank and Eva Rudowsky Stacy, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl M. Datz, and four sisters. 
Surviving is a brother, Paul Stacy.
Burial was in Economy Cemetery.
The JOHN SYKA FUNERAL HOME, Ambridge, handled the arrangements.

Fedorko, Irene
Irene Fedorko, 75, of Harmony Township, died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, in her home.
Born July 28, 1925, in Ambridge, a daughter of the late Anthony and Veronica Dembska Szczepanski, she was a member of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Greek Catholic Church, Ambridge. She was a former employee of Kroger's and a retired worker in the Highland School cafeteria.
Surviving are her husband of 49 years, John Fedorko; two sons, Dennis Fedorko, Leetsdale, and Kenneth Fedorko, Las Vegas, Nev.; a daughter, Joyce Stauffer, Raccoon Township; eight grandchildren, Courtney and Justin Stauffer, New Castle, Pa.; Ian Stauffer, Raccoon Township; Brandon, Patrick and Mitchell Fedorko, Oakdale, and Brandi and T.J. Fedorko, Las Vegas, Nev., and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Felix Szczepanski and Bruno Stepanski.
Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the JOHN SYKA FUNERAL HOME INC., 833 Kennedy Drive, Ambridge, where a prayer service will be conducted Monday at 9 a.m. followed by a Divine Liturgy at 9:30 a.m. in St. John Church, Ambridge, with her pastor, the Very Rev. John P. Gido, officiating.
Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.

Feryance, Martha E. 
Martha E. Feryance, 87, of The Holmstad, Batavia, Ill., formerly of Rockford, Ill., Lockport, Ill, and Chicago, Ill., passed away Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at the Michealsen Health Care Center, Batavia.
Born March 2, 1913, in New Brighton, a daughter of the late John and Susan (Majzlik) Sochor, she was united in marriage to Michael Feryance on June 4, 1938, in Monaca. Mrs. Feryance was a school teacher from 1954 until 1971 in Lockport and from 1972 until 1976 in Rockford. She was a member of the Shiloh Evangelical Free Church, Rockford. Among her many interests, she enjoyed working in her flower garden, cooking, entertaining family members and traveling.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Michael Feryance, in 1971; a sister, Gertrude Sedjo, in 2000, and a great-granddaughter, Kathleen Sue Moe.
Surviving are two sons, Milton (Sharon) Feryance, St. Charles, Ill., and Dwight (Sue) Feryance, Tamarac, Fla.; two grandchildren, Dawn (Dave) Moe, Avon, Colo., and Daniel Joel Feryance, Arlington Heights, Ill.; two great-granddaughters, Amber and Shanna Moe, and her sisters and brothers, Zelma Lyons, Beaver; John (Thelma) Sochor, Monaca; Ben Sochor, Monaca; Mary Sochor, Moneta, Va.; Fred (Esther) Sochor, Clinton Township, Mich.; Lydia Sochor, Rocky Mount, Va., and Ida (Rev. Daniel) Feryance and Tom (Dorothy) Sochor, all of Moneta, Va.
Visitation will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. in the YURS-PETERSON FUNERAL HOME, 209 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia, Ill., where a service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Larry Dieckman officiating.
Interment will be in Lockport Cemetery, Lockport, Ill.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Shiloh Evangelical Free Church, 6310 Guilford Road, Rockford, Ill. 61107-2606.

Giammaria, Anne 
Anne Giammaria, 94, of Burbank, Calif., formerly of Ambridge, died Jan. 28, 2001, in the Astoria Convalescent Home.
A daughter of the late Colombo and Jenny Guerrieri, she was a member of the Good Samaritan Parish, Christ the King Church, Ambridge.
She was preceded in death by husband, John Giammaria, in March 1987; a son, Paul Giammaria, on Nov. 5, 1999; two sisters, Lena Perciavalle and Sylvia Vasques, and two brothers, Alceste and William Guerrieri.
Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Peter and Iris Giammaria, and Robert Giammaria, all of Burbank, Calif.; five grandchildren, P.J. Giammaria, Sharon Bishop and Dana Giammaria, all of Burbank, and Jack Giammaria and Robert Giammaria Jr., both of Ambridge; two sisters, Margaret Benedict, Conway, and Beatrice Benedict, Ambridge, and many nieces and nephews in Ambridge.
A service was conducted in the Villa Scalabrini Chapel in Burbank, Calif.
Entombment was in the mausoleum in San Fernando Mission Catholic Cemetery. 

Grimm, Bertha Moore 
Bertha Moore Grimm, 98, of Harmony Township, went peacefully to be with her Lord early Friday morning, Feb. 2, 2001, in the Sewickley Valley Hospital.
Born March 25, 1902, in Wexford, a daughter of the late John and Mary Evans Rushnock, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Ambridge. 
She was preceded in death by her first husband, William James Moore, on March 28, 1940; her second husband, Ernest F. Grimm, on March 20, 1965; a son, James William Moore, on June 8, 1993, and a daughter, Betty Moore, on Sept. 23, 1958.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Harry and Eve Moore, Harmony Township; a daughter, Marjorie Moore, with whom she resided; four grandchildren, James William Moore, Elizabeth, Pa.; Mark G. Moore, Bethel Park, Pa.; Glenn Scott Moore, State College, Pa., and Tracey A. Murphy and her husband, David, and a great-granddaughter, Ashlynn J. Murphy, all of Harmony Township; seven other great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the PAUL E. BOHN FUNERAL HOME INC., 1099 Maplewood Ave., Ambridge, where a service will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Bert Domineck will officiate.
Interment will follow in Economy Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Hawthorne Jr., Charles W. 'Chuck' 
Charles W. "Chuck" Hawthorne Jr., 48, of Beaver, formerly of Industry, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, in his home.
Born Dec. 28, 1952, in Rochester, a son of Mary Fantone Hawthorne, Beaver, and the late Charles W. Hawthorne Sr., who died in 1999, he was a graduate of Western Beaver High School. He retired in 1996 from J&L Specialty Steel, Midland, and was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Church, Beaver, and the Midland Sportsman Club.
In addition to his dear mother, he is survived by his beloved wife, Kathy L. Marciniak Hawthorne, at home; his son and daughter-in-law, Brian E. and Julie Hawthorne, Orlando, Fla.; a brother, James T. Hawthorne, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; his mother-in-law, Jean Marciniak, Ohioville; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Debbie Marciniak, Ohioville; Ruth and Paul Cacick, Midland; Gary and Sally Marciniak, Melbourne, Fla., and Karen and Ed White, Aster, Fla., and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, Richard D. Hawthorne, in 1974.
Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the D.L. WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, 848 Midland Ave., Midland. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Beaver. Monsignor William Ogrodowski, his pastor, will officiate.
Entombment will take place at a later date in Beaver Cemetery Mausoleum.
A blessing service will be conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

Izzo, Mildred P. 'Millie' 
Mildred P. "Millie" Izzo, 71, of Beaver Falls, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, in the Montgomery County Geriatric Center, Royersford, Pa.
Born June 7, 1929, in Beaver Falls, a daughter of the late Ivan and Mary Orlich Palaich, she was a retired secretary from Penn State University, Beaver Campus. She was a member of Christ the Divine Teacher Roman Catholic Church, Chippewa Township; Chippewa VFW; Christian Daughters of America, and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew C. "Andy" Izzo, on Sept. 29, 1973; a son, Robert Andrew Izzo, and two sisters, Anne Picket and Barbara Reed.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, William J. and Melinda R. Izzo, Spring City, Pa.; a brother, John Palaich, Darlington; three sisters, Marie Allison, New Lexington, Ohio; Mary Jane "Mutts" Mangerie, Chippewa Township, and Betty Salyards, Beaver Falls, and a grandson, Andrew S. Izzo.
Friends will be received Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the LUTTON CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME, 117 Blackhawk Road, where prayers will begin Wednesday at 9:20 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Church, Chippewa Township. Father Harry Sangl, her pastor, will officiate.
Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Chippewa Township.
A prayer vigil will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the funeral home.

Kopriva, John R. 'Jack' 
John R. "Jack" Kopriva , 65, of New Galilee, formerly of Baden, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, in his residence.
Born March 6, 1935, in Conway, he was a son of August M. Jr. and his wife, Bertha Kopriva, Tamarac, Fla., and the late Grace L. Meder Kopriva, who died April 29, 1973. He was a retired laborer on the cutting floor from Armco Steel, Ambridge, retiring in 1986, and a member of St. Rose Lima Roman Catholic Church, Darlington. A 1953 graduate of Ambridge High School, he was a member of the United Steel Workers of America Local 1360.
In addition to his father, he is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Ronald D. and Loretta Kopriva, Harmony Township; two nephews and their wives, Ronald J. and Michelle Kopriva, Aliquippa, and Mark A. and Jody Kopriva, Cranberry Township; four great-nephews, Joseph, Andrew, Carson and Luke Kopriva, and a great-niece, Paiton Kopriva.
Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the LUTTON CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME, 117 Blackhawk Road, where prayers will be offered Tuesday at 11 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11:30 a.m. with Father Bob Guay officiating.
Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Mausoleum.


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