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Madalene C. Boggess, 70, of Rochester, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born July 18, 1928, in Ohio, a daughter of the late Harley and Georgia Smith Weekley, she was a retired employee of Phoenix Glass Company, Monaca. Surviving are her husband, Windell Boggess, Rochester; a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and David Frank, Uniontown, Ohio; four grandchildren, Leslie Frank, Joya Frank, Lindy Frank, and David C. Frank; a sister, Virginia Pope, Mineral Wells, W.Va., and two brothers, Dennis Weekley, Ravenswood, W.Va., and Gregory Weekley, Sandyville, W.Va. She was preceded in death by a sister, Loretta Hill, and four brothers, Martin, Merrill, Jerald and Fred Weekley. Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the HUNTSMAN ROCHESTER FUNERAL HOME, 502 Adams Street and Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. in the VAILS FUNERAL HOME, 115 Church St., Ripley, W.Va., where a funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. 

William E. Davidson Sr., 83, of West Mayfield, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, in his residence. Born Oct. 12, 1915, in Beaver Falls, a son of the late Roy J. and Yarda Sternquist Davidson, he was a member of St. Philomena Roman Catholic Church. He had attended Youngstown University, where he played football, and was a member of the Beaver Falls Owls Club and the Beaver Falls Turners. He retired from Babcock and Wilcox Tubular Products Company in 1981. Surviving are his wife, Catherine M. Trn Davidson; two sons and two daughters-in-law, William E. Davidson Jr. and his wife, Peggy, Pittsburgh, and Thomas J. Davidson and his wife, Suzanne, Follansbee, W.Va.; four grandsons, William E. Davidson III and Matthew Davidson, Pittsburgh, and T.J. Davidson Jr. and Douglas Davidson, Follansbee, W.Va.; three brothers, Robert Davidson, Chippewa Township; George Davidson, Vanport, and Donald Davidson, Chippewa Township; four sisters, Mrs. John (Helen) Smith, Beaver Falls; Mrs. Edith Yoho, Chippewa Township; Evelyn "Ahoo" Davidson, Beaver Falls, and Mrs. Betty Pokita, Monaca. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Roy J. Davidson Jr., Charles, and John Davidson. 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 CAMPBELL'S BEAVER FALLS FUNERAL HOME, 14th Street and Eighth Avenue, where prayers will be recited Thursday at 10:30, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. in St. Philomena Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. Father J. Francis Frazer will celebrate the mass. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made, if desired, to St. Philomena Roman Catholic Church, 3908 Sixth Ave., Beaver Falls, Pa. 15010. 

Dorothy P. Gardner, 74, of New Brighton, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Complete arrangements will be announced in Tuesday'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 today 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 today 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. 

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. Prayers will begin today at 11 a.m. in the LUTTON CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME, 117 Blackhawk Road, 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, Friday, 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 today 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. 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; one son, Brian McClellan, Aliquippa; four brothers and a sister-in-law, John Cain, Detroit, Mich., Calvin Cain, Baltimore, Md.; Benjamin and Joycelyn Cain, Flint, Mich., Harold N. Cain, Aliquippa; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Jo Ann and William Jeter, Diane Clarit, and Belinda Cain, all of 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 Triedstone Baptist Church, Aliquippa, where a service will be held today 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. 

Sara E. Estermyer Ong, 89, a lifetime resident of the Beaver Falls area, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Oct. 23, 1909, in Beaver Falls, a daughter of the late Louis J. Estermyer and Sara Ellen Gould Estermyer, she worked for the Beaver Falls postal service during World War II and was Catholic by faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert R. Ong, on Jan. 22, 1996; six brothers, Lewis, John, Charles, Richard, Wilber and Clarence Estermyer, and three sisters, Lillian Estermyer, Helen Irwin, and Florence Murray. Surviving are are two daughters and a son-in-law, Phyllis Aluseo, Patterson Heights, and Joann S. Andrews and her husband, Charles, Patterson Heights; four grandchildren, Susan Basile and her husband, John, New Brighton; William Bell and his wife, Joan, New Brighton; C. Mark Andrews, Patterson Heights, and J. Eric Bell, Patterson Heights; five great-grandchildren, William Basile and his wife, Tina; Robert Basile; John David Basile; William Bell, and Corey Bell. Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the LUTTON BEAVER FALLS FUNERAL HOME, 1117 Fifth Ave., where a service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Kenneth Chorle of the Calvary Presbyterian Church, Beaver Falls, will officiate. Interment will follow in Beaver Cemetery. 

Mary Ellen (Potts) Roney, 67, of Robinson Township, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, in the Forbes Hospice, Pittsburgh. Born Dec. 27, 1931, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Isaac and Emily Forker Potts, she was employed as a travel clerk in the Transportation Department of the U.S. Navy and was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Robinson Township. Surviving are her husband, Benedict J. Roney; two daughters, Linda Bernard, Ohioville, and Kathy VanDusen, Sewickley; a son, John Roney, Pittsburgh; seven grandchildren; two brothers, James Potts, Palmer, Mass., and Edward Potts, Glenshaw; four sisters, Rachel Hysong, Glenshaw; Grace Holland, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Janie Heinze, Glenshaw, and Helen Felsenthal, Philadelphia, Pa. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Potts. Friends will be received Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the MCDERMOTT FUNERAL HOME, 334 Forest Grove Rd., Kennedy Township. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Holy Trinity Church, Robinson Township. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Moon Township. 

Charles "Tubby" Wallace Sr., 75, of Darlington, formerly of Short Creek, W.Va., died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, in his residence. Born July 26, 1923, in Short Creek, a son of the late Charlie Wallace and Josephine Martin Wallace, he was a steelworker and was employed at Babcock and Wilcox for 23 years and had worked for Weirton Steel for 12 years. He was Protestant by faith; an Army veteran of World War II; and was a former member of the L.M.B.A. and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8106, both in New Galilee. Surviving are his wife, Pauline A. Ennis Wallace; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Charles "Lou" Robert Wallace Jr. and his wife, Darlene, Darlington; Lester Lee Wallace and his wife, Kathie, New Galilee, and Clifford Wayne Wallace, Chippewa Township; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia A. Ebersberger and her husband, Donald, Darlington; seven grandchildren, Leroy Shoaff Jr., Michele Shoaff, Jimmy Wallace, Clifford Wallace, Rachelle Wallace, Matt Wallace, and Jodi Laderer, and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Raymond, Clyde, David, and Wilford Wallace. Friends will be received Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. in the LUTTON CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME, 117 Blackhawk Rd., where a service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Jeff Noyes of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, Darlington, officiating. Interment will follow in Short Creek Cemetery, Short Creek, W.Va. Full military rites will be observed by the Veteran's Honor Squad. 

Ethel L. Wrona, 74, of South Beaver Township, passed away Saturday afternoon, Feb. 13, 1999. Born Jan. 1, 1925, in New Castle, a daughter of the late Joseph and Johanna Marie Deener Bara, she graduated from New Castle High School. Ethel was a homemaker and operated Wrona's Gymnastics along with her husband, Brownie. She was a member of the Chippewa United Methodist Church, where she participated in the church choir. She was also a member of the Beaver Falls Jr. Women's Club and worked at Highland Middle School cafeteria. She is survived by her beloved husband of 54 years, Bronislaw "Brownie" Wrona; two daughters and a son-in-law, Sharon Murphy, South Beaver Township, and Renee and Ron Globerman, Watchung, N.J.; two granddaughters, Michelle and her husband, Charles Gawley, Hopewell Township, and Samantha Globerman, Watchung, N.J.; one great-grandson, Charlie Gawley, Hopewell Township; a brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Virginia Bara, New Castle, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Joe and Paul Bara, and a sister, Margaret Chec. A memorial service will be conducted Wednesday, February 17, 1999, at 2 p.m. in the GABAUER FUNERAL HOME INC. at SYLVANIA HILLS MEMORIAL PARK INC. Her Pastor, James Tubbs, will officiate. Private entombment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Daugherty Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the Heart Association of Beaver County, 1260 N. Brodhead Rd., Monaca, Pa. 15061. 

Clara Zielinski, 94, a resident of the Golfview Manor Nursing Home, Aliquippa, for the past five years and a former resident of 24th Street in Ambridge, died in the nursing home on Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999. Born Aug. 4, 1904, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Frank and Rosella Urbaniak, she was a member of the Good Samaritan Parish and attended the St. Veronica Worship Site. She was preceded in death by her husbasnd, Steve, in 1974; a sister, Wanda, and two brothers, Frank and Edward. She is survived by a son, Steve Zielinski, Seattle, Wash.; three daughters, Clara Chaykowski, Baden; Gloria Crissi, Hopewell Township, and Rose Krivoshia, McMurray; nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Friends will be received Tuesday 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 Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, at 11 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Veronica Worship Site. Interment will be in Economy Cemetery. 

Thomas J. Bissell, 72, of Beaver Falls and formerly of California, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Oct. 14, 1926, in Beaver Falls, a son of the late Thomas J. and Myrtle Partington Bissell, he was retired from ITT-Cannon Electric Company where he worked in the shipping department and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Pearl Snyder Bissell, in California; a son, Jeffrey Thomas Bissell, in California; a brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Shirley Bissell, Pittsburgh; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Florence and Louis Habrle, New Brighton, and Bernice and Clair Lohry, Beaver Falls, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, William, Robert and Ralph Webster, and a sister, Ruth Selmer. There will be no public visitation. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in CAMPBELL'S BEAVER FALLS FUNERAL HOME, 14th Street and Eighth Avenue. Interment will be in the Beaver Falls Cemetery Veterans Section. 

Ervin L. "Red" Bryant, 62, of Locust Street, Ambridge, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, in the Sewickley Valley Hospital, following a lengthy illness. Born Dec. 23, 1936, in Belfast, Maine, a son of the late Chester and Edna Cottrill Bryant, he was a resident of Ambridge for the past three years. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was employed as a mail carrier with the U.S. Postal Service for the past 10 years. Surviving are his wife of 13 years, Cecilia Alsko Bryant; three sons, Dwayne Parris, Hopewell Township; Eugene Bryant, Aliquippa, and Ervin Bryant Jr., Hopewell Township; two daughters, Darlene and her husband, Freddy Miller, in Florida, and Anna and her husband, James Campbell, Hopewell Township; four grandchildren, Frank, Rebecca and Elizabeth Mill, all in Florida, and Austin Campbell, Hopewell Township; four brothers, Jerald Bryant, in Kentucky; Burleigh Wall, in Ohio; Ralph Wall, New Brighton, and Donald Wall, in South Carolina, and a sister, Gertha Hamilton, Aliquippa. 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 JOHN SYKA FUNERAL HOME, 833 Kennedy Drive, Ambridge, where a service will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Bert Domineck will officiate. Burial, with full military honors provided by the Beaver County Special Unit, will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Daugherty Township. 

Zada LaRue Buhite, 87, of R.D. 3, Ford City (Burrell Township), Pa., died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, at 12:45 a.m. in the Kittanning Care Center, R.D. 1, Kittanning. Born July 29, 1911, in Cowanshannock Township, Armstrong County, Pa., a daughter of the late Alvin B. Rearick and Matilda Bierer Rearick Smail, she was a member of St. Michael's Lutheran Church at Brick Church and Marshall Grange 539. She and her husband owned and operated a family owned farm in Burrell Township for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward P. Buhite, on Nov. 5, 1978; an infant daughter, Cheryl Ann Buhite; an infant granddaughter, Vicki Yantos; six brothers, Reuben, Grant, Norman, Jonas and Alvin Rearick, and George Rearick in infancy, and two sisters, Cora Rearick and Lottie Reefer. Surviving are two sons, William C. Buhite, Rural Valley, Pa., and Ronald E. Buhite, Fredericksburg, Va.; three daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Betty J.) Woodside, R.D. 3, Ford City, Pa.; Doris A. Yantos, Beaver Falls, and Joyce E. Heckman, Grove City, Ohio; 15 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren. Friends will be welcomed today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the CLARK CHAPEL OF ELDERTON, 238 Main St., Elderton, Pa. Funeral ceremonies will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Clark Chapel of Elderton, with the Rev. Lewis Messinger, of St. Michael's Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment will be in St. Michael's Lutheran Cemetery at Brick Church, Burrell Township, Armstrong County, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. Michael's Lutheran Church, R.D. 1, Ford City, Pa. 16226. Arrangements are by Clark Chapel of Elderton. 

Catherine "Katie" I. Cerra, 82, a resident of Beaver Falls for 48 years, formerly of Pittsburgh, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, in the Providence Health Care Center, Beaver Falls. Born Sept. 11, 1916, in Clinton, Pa., a daughter of the late Pirmin and Rosa Simon Hund, she was a cigarette stamper, having worked for the Beaver Falls Candy and Cigar Company. She was a member of the Divine Mercy Parish, Beaver Falls; Ladies Guild, and the VIP's. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Mary T. and George R. Hurbanek, Beaver Falls; two sisters, Mrs. Richard (Martha) Baxter, Erie, Pa., and Mrs. William (Josephine) Carson, Pittsburgh, and two grandchildren, Tara Hurbanek, Beaver Falls, and George Hurbanek II, Dayton, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Felix L. Cerra, on July 31, 1991; two brothers, Peter and Frank Hund, and four sisters, Marie Ihrig, Anna Hund, Bertha Francis and Margaret Parra. Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 9 p.m. in the LUTTON BEAVER FALLS FUNERAL HOME, 1117 Fifth Ave., where prayers will begin Thursday at noon, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 12:30 p.m. in the Divine Mercy Parish, Beaver Falls. Father Larry Bruney, of St. Vitus Catholic Church, New Castle, will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Chippewa Township. 

Marguerite "Marie" Dye Clark, 89, of Center Township, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, after an extended illness. Born Dec. 12, 1909, in Rochester, a daughter of the late James and Margaret Dye, she was a former lifelong resident of Aliquippa. She was a retired teacher at St. Titus Roman Catholic Church for many years and was also a substitute at other area schools. She was a member of St. Titus Roman Catholic Church, Aliquippa, and the Confraternity of Christian Mothers of St. Titus. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas P. Clark; three brothers, Joseph, William and Maurice Dye, and a sister, Gladys McDermott. Surviving are three daughters and two sons-in-law, Marie and William Schrum, Center Township; Kathleen and Richard Kemmery, Frackville, Pa., and Sister Maureen Clark, C.S.J., Boston, Mass.; six grandchildren, Brian, Megan, Mark and Patrick Kemmery, all of Frackville, Pa., and William and Michael Schrum, both of Center Township; a brother, Raymond Dye, Aliquippa, and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Wednesday 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 Thursday at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. in St. Titus Catholic Church, Aliquippa. Father Leroy DePietro, of St. Sylvester Roman Catholic Church, Brentwood, Pa., will officiate. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Hopewell Township. The Confraternity of Christian Mothers will recite a rosary Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the funeral home. 

David Paul Cook, 92, husband of the late Dorothy G. Cook of Glenwillard, died Jan. 27, 1999, in the Mount Lebanon Nursing Home. Born in Basil, Ohio, Mr. Cook lived most of his adult life in Wireton, Carnot and Glenwillard. He worked for USS Steel for approximately 39 years, beginning as a fitter at American Bridge in Ambridge in 1928. He eventually assumed responsibility as Superintendent of the Main Shop and Assembly Yard in Ambridge and then of the USS Steel Plant in Trenton, N.J., retiring in 1967. He was also an inspector for the R.W. Hunt Co. for five years. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Susan Cook, and Joseph and Judy Cook; his grandchildren, Susan and David Calcek, and Andrew, Gregg and Sarah Cook; his great-grandchildren, David and Alec Calcek; two sisters, Anna Cook, Baltimore, Ohio, and Margaret Hunt, Whitehall, Mich., and a brother, Dr. John Cook, Jackson, Ohio. A private family service was held with burial at Beaver Cemetery. 

William E. Davidson Sr., 83, of West Mayfield, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, in his residence. Born Oct. 12, 1915, in Beaver Falls, a son of the late Roy J. and Yarda Sternquist Davidson, he was a member of St. Philomena Roman Catholic Church. He had attended Youngstown University, where he played football, and was a member of the Beaver Falls Owls Club and the Beaver Falls Turners. He retired from Babcock and Wilcox Tubular Products Company in 1981. Surviving are his wife, Catherine M. Trn Davidson; two sons and two daughters-in-law, William E. Davidson Jr. and his wife, Peggy, Pittsburgh, and Thomas J. Davidson and his wife, Suzanne, Follansbee, W.Va.; four grandsons, William E. Davidson III and Matthew Davidson, Pittsburgh, and T.J. Davidson Jr. and Douglas Davidson, Follansbee, W.Va.; three brothers, Robert Davidson, Chippewa Township; George Davidson, Vanport, and Donald Davidson, Chippewa Township; four sisters, Mrs. John (Helen) Smith, Beaver Falls; Mrs. Edith Yoho, Chippewa Township; Evelyn "Ahoo" Davidson, Beaver Falls, and Mrs. Betty Pokita, Monaca. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Roy J. Davidson Jr., Charles, and John Davidson. 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 BEAVER FALLS FUNERAL HOME, 14th Street and Eighth Avenue, where prayers will be recited Thursday at 10:30, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. in St. Philomena Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. Father J. Francis Frazer will celebrate the mass. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Chippewa Township. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made, if desired, to St. Philomena Roman Catholic Church, 3908 Sixth Ave., Beaver Falls, Pa. 15010. 

Dorothy P. Gardner, 74, of Beaver Falls, died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Nov. 8, 1924, she was a member of the Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Chippewa Township. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Gardner. Surviving are a son, Leonard Payne, New Brighton; a grandson, Leonard Payne III; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ruth and Charles Gardner, Beaver Falls, and a friend, Michelle Warnich, Rochester. Friends will be received Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. in the GABAUER FUNERAL HOME INC. at SYLVANIA HILLS MEMORIAL PARK INC., Daugherty Township. Her pastor, the Rev. John Pingel, will officiate. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park. 

John A. Gilchrist, 76, of Chippewa Township, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999. Born Sept. 7, 1922, in Beaver Falls, he was a son of the late Theodore M. and Cora (Maccall) Gilchrist. Along with his brother, Tom, he operated the family business, Alps Ice Cream, until 1960. He retired in 1987 as a salesman at Tri-State Equipment. He was a charter member of the Beaver Falls Chamber of Commerce; a charter member of the Chippewa Area Lions Club, where he served as King Lion, served on the Advisory Board of the Light House for the Blind, and received the Lion's distinguished Melvin Jones Award. He was a member of the Parian Lodge No. 662 F&AM since 1945, where he served as Worshipful Master in 1985, Instructor, Chairman of the Masonic Education Committee, and a Trustee of the Lodge; served on the Board of Directors and as President for many years of the Temple Association; was an instructor at the School of Masonic Education, and was a member of the Scottish Rite Consistory of Valley of New Castle and Beaver Valley Commandry No. 84. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a weather observer in the Yukon and was a member of the Chippewa United Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Mary Alice (Hess) Gilchrist; a son and daughter-in-law, Douglas K. and Trina Gilchrist, Clinton, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Alan Cagle, McLeansville, N.C.; three grandchildren, David Gilchrist, and Jessica and Sean Cagle; a brother, Thomas A. Gilchrist, Patterson Township; a sister, Mary Hetzler, Patterson Heights, and two nieces and two nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister and a brother. Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the CAMPBELL'S CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME, 2618 Darlington Rd., where a service will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Robert M. Frazier officiating. Parian Lodge No. 662 will hold a Masonic service Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Private entombment will follow in the Beaver Falls Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the Beaver County Cancer and Heart Association Inc., Beaver Valley Professional Building, Suite 104, 1260 Brodhead Rd., Monaca, Pa. 15061. 

Robert G. Hays, 86, of New Brighton, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Feb. 8, 1913, in North Sewickley Township, a son of the late John Byron and Mary Elizabeth "Mayme" (Moyer) Hays, he retired in 1978 from the Aliquippa Works, Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp., where he was a clerk in the Seamless Tube Division. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Pearl M. Smith, in July 1990. Surviving are a nephew, Rick Smith, and a niece, Cindy Vukich, both of New Brighton; a great-nephew, David Smith, New Brighton; five great-nieces, Kristin Smith, and Brooke and Brandy Vukich, all of New Brighton; Tracy Horvath, White Township, and Kelley Schachner, Spartenburg, S.C., and six great-great-nieces and nephews, Taylor, Johnny and Nicholas Horvath; Amanda Allison; Jessica Kalcevic, and Trevor Schachner. Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the J&J SPRATT FUNERAL HOME, 1612 Third Ave., New Brighton, where a service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Judith McBride of the Westminister United Presbyterian Church, New Brighton, officiating. Private interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester. 

Elva F. Lundy, 98, formerly of Carrick, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, in St. Clair Memorial Hospital. She was born June 29, 1900, in Pittsburgh. She was the wife of the late James G. Lundy Sr.; mother of the late James G. Lundy Jr., and grandmother of David J. Lundy, of Carrick; Bruce G. Lundy, of Upper St. Clair; Joy Blankenbicher, of New Brighton, and Alan R. Lundy, Esplen. Also surviving are nine great-grandchildren. There will be no visitation. A committal service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Mount Lebanon Cemetery Chapel, 509 Washington Road, Mount Lebanon. The BRIGHT FUNERAL HOME, 704 Brownsville Road, Mount Oliver, Pa., is in charge of arrangements. 

Ethel M. "Sis" McMillan, 76, of Hookstown (Hanover Township), died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, in UPMC - Beaver Valley, following a brief illness. Born Nov. 20, 1922, in Crafton, a daughter of the late Neil and Ethel Newell Kincaid, she was a retired dispatcher for the Hanover Township Police Department, and was a former employee of Stevenson's Store, Frankfort Springs. She was a member of the Hanover United Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles C. "Keck" McMillan, in January 1986, and two brothers, George and Dale Kincaid. Surviving are a daughter, Charlene McMillan, Hookstown; a brother and sister-in-law, Ross and Patty Lynn Kincaid, Hookstown, and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the WELCH FUNERAL HOME, Hookstown, where the Rev. Paul Becker, her pastor, will conduct services Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Mill Creek Hill Cemetery, Hookstown. 

Sara E. Estermyer Ong, 89, a lifetime resident of the Beaver Falls area, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Oct. 23, 1909, in Beaver Falls, a daughter of the late Louis J. Estermyer and Sara Ellen Gould Estermyer, she worked for the Beaver Falls postal service during World War II and was Catholic by faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert R. Ong, on Jan. 22, 1996; six brothers, Lewis, John, Charles, Richard, Wilber and Clarence Estermyer, and three sisters, Lillian Estermyer, Helen Irwin, and Florence Murray. Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Phyllis Bell Aluseo, Patterson Heights, and Joann S. Andrews and her husband, Charles, Patterson Heights; four grandchildren, Susan Basile and her husband, John, New Brighton; William Bell and his wife, Joan, New Brighton; C. Mark Andrews, Patterson Heights, and J. Eric Bell, Patterson Heights, and five great-grandchildren, William Basile and his wife, Tina; Robert Basile; John David Basile; William Bell, and Corey Bell. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the LUTTON BEAVER FALLS FUNERAL HOME, 1117 Fifth Ave., where a service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Kenneth Chorle of the Calvary Presbyterian Church, Beaver Falls, will officiate. Interment will follow in Beaver Cemetery. 

Mary Ellen (Potts) Roney, 67, of Robinson Township, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, in the Forbes Hospice, Pittsburgh. Born Dec. 27, 1931, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Isaac and Emily Forker Potts, she was employed as a travel clerk in the Transportation Department of the U.S. Navy and was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Robinson Township. Surviving are her husband, Benedict J. Roney; two daughters, Linda Bernard, Ohioville, and Kathy VanDusen, Sewickley; a son, John Roney, Pittsburgh; seven grandchildren; two brothers, James Potts, Palmer, Mass., and Edward Potts, Glenshaw; four sisters, Rachel Hysong, Glenshaw; Grace Holland, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Janie Heinze, Glenshaw, and Helen Felsenthal, Philadelphia, Pa. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Potts. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the MCDERMOTT FUNERAL HOME, 334 Forest Grove Rd., Kennedy Township. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Holy Trinity Church, Robinson Township. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Moon Township. 

James E. Throm Sr., 75, of Brighton Township, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Jan. 18, 1924, in Jeannette, Pa., a son of the late Louis E. and Dorcas Stacey Throm, he was a retired millwright from St. Joe Lead Company, Potter Township. He was a member of the Four Mile Presbyterian Church, Ohioville; the Midland Sportsmen's Club; F&AM No.457; the Armed Guard, and the V.F.W. and the American Legion, both in Monaca. Surviving are his wife, Margaret A. Joseph Throm; two sons and daughters-in-law, James E. and Julia A. Throm Jr., Galloway, Ohio, and Robert Alan and Donna S. Throm, Fredericksburg, Va.; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda Sue and Stan C. Rogalla, Brighton Township; two nephews, Louis and James Brice; six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Louis C. Throm, and a sister, Theda A. Brice Monroe. Complete arrangments will be announced in Wednesday's Times by the TODD FUNERAL HOME, 340 Third St., Beaver. 

Charles "Tubby" Wallace Sr., 75, of Darlington, formerly of Short Creek, W.Va., died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, in his residence. Born July 26, 1923, in Short Creek, a son of the late Charlie Wallace and Josephine Martin Wallace, he was a steelworker and was employed at Babcock and Wilcox for 23 years and had worked for Weirton Steel for 12 years. He was Protestant by faith; an Army veteran of World War II; and was a former member of the L.M.B.A. and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8106, both in New Galilee. Surviving are his wife, Pauline A. Ennis Wallace; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Charles "Lou" Robert Wallace Jr. and his wife, Darlene, Darlington; Lester Lee Wallace and his wife, Kathie, New Galilee, and Clifford Wayne Wallace, Chippewa Township; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia A. Ebersberger and her husband, Donald, Darlington; seven grandchildren, Leroy Shoaff Jr., Michele Shoaff, Jimmy Wallace, Clifford Wallace, Rachelle Wallace, Matt Wallace, and Jodi Laderer, and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Raymond, Clyde, David, and Wilford Wallace. Friends will be received today from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. in the LUTTON CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME, 117 Blackhawk Rd., where a service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Jeff Noyes of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, Darlington, officiating. Interment will follow in Short Creek Cemetery, Short Creek, W.Va. Full military rites will be observed by the Veteran's Honor Squad. 

Grace Louise Ward, 49, of Manassas, Va., died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, in Prince William Hospital, Manassas. She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Morgan, and a sister, Christine Schopmeyer. Survivors include a son, Andrew Morgan Ward, and a daughter, Hilary Kathleen Ward, both at home; her mother, Virginia Morgan, New Brighton; a sister, Jennifer Donovan, Beaver Falls; two nephews, and four nieces. Also surviving are her sorority sisters of Preceptor Alpha Gamma of Chapter Beta Sigma Phi. The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the PRICE FUNERAL HOME, 9609 Center St., Manassas, Va., where services will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. Interment will take place in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Daugherty Township. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of flowers or contributions to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 699, Vienna, Va. 22183-0699, in memory of Grace Louise Ward.

Matilda (Chastko) Angelo, 84, a Neville Island resident since 1950, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, in Sewickley Valley Hospital. Born Dec. 15, 1914, in Ambridge, a daughter of the late Francis and Mathilda (Galusy) Chastko, she was a 1930 graduate of Ambridge High School and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Joseph Church; Christian Mothers, and the Neville Island Republican Club. Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Paul R. Angelo Sr.; two sons, Paul R. Angelo Jr., Boston, Ga., and Robert J. Angelo, Marlton, N.J., and a grandson, Daniel Lee Angelo, Jamison, Pa. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Chastko and Anne Bish, and a brother, Joseph Chastko. 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 COPELAND CORAOPOLIS FUNERAL HOME, 867 Fifth Ave., where a blessing service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m., with Father Lawrence Holpp officiating. Burial will be in Coraopolis Cemetery.


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