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James D. Arbogast Jr., 67, of New Brighton (New Sewickley Township), died Tuesday morning, Feb. 16, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Jan. 15, 1932, in Monaca, he was a beloved son of Helen C. Reese Snyder, of Monaca, and the late James D. Arbogast Sr. He was a retired electrician with IBEW Local 1319, Wilkes Barre, and was formerly employed by the Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. A U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean Conflict, he attended the Monaca United Methodist Church and was a member and past master of Rochester Lodge 229 F&AM. He volunteered with Canoe Trails and was a ham radio operator with the call letter KB3LU. A member of the Jammy Jammers Square Dancing Group, he was a mobile unit assistant for the Red Cross; had taught hunter safety courses for many years, and was a member of the Beaver Valley Kennel Club. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife of 21 years, Doris J. Booth Arbogast, whom he married Sept. 29, 1977; a son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Casey Arbogast, Havertown, Pa.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Vicki and Jeffrey Span, Economy, and Theresa and Jerry Davis, Meadville, Pa.; two stepdaughters, Rhonda Happ, Rochester, and Donna Snyder, Pittsburgh; a sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Robert Matasick, in Alabama, and eight grandchildren, Taunya, Tiffy, Brittney, Joshua, Danielle, Dakota, Kameron and Shelby. Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in BATCHELOR BROTHERS ROCHESTER, 378 Jefferson St. at Ohio Avenue, where services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. The Rev. George S. Dran, of the Monaca United Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park. 

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 Cottrell 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 Parrish, 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 Miller, all in Florida, and Austin Campbell, Hopewell Township; four brothers, Jerald Bryant, in Kentucky; Burleigh Wall, in Ohio; Jesse Wall, New Brighton, and Donald Wall, in South Carolina, and a sister, Gertha Hamilton, Aliquippa. 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 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. 

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 today 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 today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the DARROCH MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 2640 Mill St., Aliquippa, where a service will be conducted 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 today at 3 p.m. in the funeral home. 

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 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 Hunter Duncan, 74, of 135 Second Ave., Aliquippa, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, at her residence. Complete arrangements will be announced in Thursday's Times by the SHEFFIELD ALIQUIPPA FUNERAL HOME, 920 Franklin Ave. 

Blair Feits, 83, of New Brighton, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, in the Ellwood City Hospital. Complete arrangements will be announced in Thursday's Times by the GABAUER FUNERAL HOME INC. at SYLVANIA HILLS MEMORIAL PARK INC., Daugherty Township. 

Regis G. Fritz, 79, of Pulaski Township, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Nov. 2, 1919, in East Canonsburg, Pa., a son of the late Anthony Alderson and Bertha Fritz, he was a retired employee of the St. Joe Minerals Corp., Potter Township. A Protestant by faith, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a life member of the Disabled Veterans and a 37-year member of American Legion Post 19, New Brighton. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Dora E. Hollenbaugh Fritz; a stepson and daughter-in-law, C.L. "Fats" and Judy Mooney, New Brighton; three stepdaughters and two sons-in-law, Shirley Ann Campbell, New Brighton; Nancy and Robert Schettig, Daugherty Township, and Patricia and Edgar Rae, New Brighton; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and two half brothers, Donald Fritz, San Bernardino, Calif., and George Alderson, Green Tree. He was preceded in death by a half sister, Beverly Murphy. The family will receive friends Friday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester, where services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Eugene DeMarco, of the New Brighton Christian Assembly Church, will officiate. 

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 Junior 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 Instructions, 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 today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the CAMPBELL'S CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME, 2618 Darlington Road, 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, Kristen Kalcevic, and Brooke and Brandy Vukich, all of New Brighton; Tracy Horvath, White Township, and Kelly Schachner, Spartanburg, 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 today 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. 

Blanche Cook Lushear, 81, of Madison, N.J., died unexpectedly at the Fellowship Village in Basking Ridge, N.J., on Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999. She was the wife of the late William Harold Lushear. Born Oct. 24, 1917, in Rochester, Beaver County, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Lillian C. and Albert Moore Cook of Beaver, Pa. For many years she lived at 1450 Corporation St., Beaver, and graduated from Beaver High School in 1935 as Valedictorian of her class, from Geneva College, Beaver Falls, in 1939 with high honors with a B.A. in Elementary Education, and from the University of Pittsburgh in 1949 with a Masters of Education. She was building principal of the Fort McIntosh School in Beaver, when she married William Harold Lushear on June 15, 1963, and moved to New Jersey almost 35 years ago. Blanche and her husband were happy world travelers with happy times and memories on ships such as Caronia, Bremen, Queen Mary, Sagafyord, Rotterdam, Royal Viking "Sky" and several Caribbean Cruise Lines. She was a member and deacon of the Old First (Presbyterian) Church in Newark, N.J., for many years. In addition, she was a member of the United Methodist Church in Madison, N.J., with memberships in United Methodist Women, Priscilla Circle and the Friendship Circle. She was also a longtime member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Alpha Zeta State Organization, New Jersey. In Madison, she was active in the Thursday Morning Club, American Association of University Women, the Historical Society, as well as PSEA and AARP. She is survived by many relatives and friends including, William E. Alexander and his family of Lancaster, Pa.; Mrs. William A. (Jean Cook) Marx of Beaver; the family of Mrs. Samuel T. Peoples (Helen Hayward) of Aliquippa, and Mrs. Eugene (Linda Spelker) Bacha and her family of Chatham, N.J. Friends will be received Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the BURROUGHS, KOHR AND DANGLER FUNERAL HOME, 106 Main St., Madison, N.J., with the funeral commencing at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Springfield, N.J. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Memorial Funds of the Old First Church (Presbyterian), 820 Broad St., Newark, N.J. or to the United Methodist Church, 24 Madison Ave., Madison, N.J. 07940. 

Sophia (Gvoic) Mancini, 84, of Hopewell Township, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, in UPMC - Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born June 19, 1914, in Aliquippa, a daughter of the late Eli and Mary Gvoic, she was a member of St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Church, Aliquippa; St. Elijah Serbian Church Circle of Serbian Sisters, and SNF Zora Lodge. She was employed by the former Clover Farms Store, Aliquippa, which her father owned. Sophia was a devoted wife, a wonderful mother and a proud grandmother. She will be sadly missed by her husband, Carmen Mancini; two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Jenny Mancini, and Robert and Robin Mancini; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lynn and Kent Brooks, all of Atlanta, Ga.; three grandchildren, Marjorie, Laura and Natalie, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Mancini was preceded in death by a brother, George Govic, and two sisters, Anna Howard and Martha West. Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the WAYNE N. TATALOVICH FUNERAL HOME, 2205 McMinn St., Aliquippa, where a service will be conducted Friday at 9:30 a.m., followed by an additional service at 10 a.m. in St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Church, Aliquippa. Entombment will follow in Sylvania Hills Mausoleum, Daugherty Township. Pomen (blessing service) will be held today at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. 

Catherine R. Miller, 75, of Glenwillard, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, in Mariner Nursing Center, West Hills. Born Sept. 16, 1923, in Bridgeport, Conn., a daughter of the late John and Gertrude (Diamond) Friedl, she was a graduate of Ambridge High School, and was a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Wireton, Pa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph C. Miller, in 1992, and three brothers, Jack, James and Charles Friedl. She is survived by three sons and one daughter and their spouses: John C. and Barbara Miller, Beaver Falls; Joseph C. and Phyllis Miller, and Timothy R. and Elaine Miller, both of Wilmington, N.C., and Darlene Miller and Edwin Huff, Boston, Mass., nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the HUNTSMAN ALIQUIPPA FUNERAL HOME, 2345 Mill St., where a service will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Wireton, with Pastor Father Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Hopewell Township. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the Handicap Accessible Fund of St. Catherine's Church, 20 McGovern Blvd., Wireton, Pa. 15046. 

Helen M. Opperman, 99, formerly of Unionville and Conway, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, in the Valley Care Nursing Home, Aleppo Township, following an extended illness. Born June 14, 1899, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Oscar and Julia Kane Watkins, she was a former member of the St. Veronica Church, Ambridge. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Miles Opperman, on April 20, 1960; a son, Charles, in 1993; a daughter, Mildred Roll, in 1994; a brother, Oscar Watkins Jr., and two sisters, Mildred Wolber and Myrtle Summers. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Miles R. and Katherine Opperman, Wyomissing, Pa., and John V. and Betty June Opperman, New Brighton; two daughters, Mrs. Dolores Lukachek, Harmony Township, and Mrs. Patricia Clancy, Neville Island; 18 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received Thursday 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 Friday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in the St. Veronica Worship Site of Good Samaritan Parish, Ambridge. Burial will follow in the church cemetery, Bell Acres. 

Dana (Nelson) Paar, 73, of Baden, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Born Sept. 26, 1925, in Conway, a daughter of the late Fred and Dana Sweesy Nelson, she was a member of New Hope Lutheran Church, Economy. Surviving are her husband, George Paar; two daughters, Mrs. Leslie (Judy) Kotouch, and Mrs. Lee (Debbie) Faltenovich, both of Economy; a brother, Raymond Nelson, Economy; two sisters, Mrs. William (Beaulah) Hamilton, Indianapolis, Ind., and Jeanette Nelson, Beaver; four grandchildren, Jenny, Allison, Chris and Stacie, and two great-grandchildren, Michael and Joseph. Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the MATTER-TATALOVICH FUNERAL HOME, 1133 Church St., Ambridge, where a service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with her pastor, Larry Mort officiating. Interment will be in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park. 

Joan W. Yee, 64, of Ambridge, died Monday, Feb. 15, 1999. Wife of Young N. Yee, she was a daughter of Dui Ho Chu of San Francisco; mother of Robert Y. Yee of Bridgeville; Carol J. Woo of Hermosa Beach, Calif., and Jenny A. Shafer, Elkview, W.Va., and grandmother of Sarah and Aaron Woo, Tyler and Evan Yee, and Joshua and Jason Shafer. Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in H. SAMSON INC., 537 Neville St., Pittsburgh, where services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Homewood Cemetery. 

Catherine "Cush" Zihmer, 68, a resident of Center Township for 40 years, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Dec. 21, 1930, in Aliquippa, she was a retired business manager from the Aliquippa Public Schools, and was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Roman Catholic Church, Center Township. She was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Hawanchak. Surviving are her husband, Joseph Michael Zihmer Jr.; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph M. III and Caroline Zihmer, Frederick, Md., and two brothers-in-law, George Slezak and wife, Rita, Oil City, Pa., and Richard Zihmer and wife, Leona, and family, Hopewell Township. Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the DARROCH MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 2640 Mill St., Aliquippa, where a service will be conducted Friday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Center Township. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery. 

Dorothy E. (Rock) Batvinskas, 74, of Hopewell Township, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999. Born April 10, 1924, in West Aliquippa, she was a daughter of the late George and Mary (Bosko) Rock. A 1941 graduate of Vincentian High School, she was a retired employee of Egers Jewelers and Henry Berger Jewelers with 42 years of service. Mrs. Batvinskas was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, Hopewell Township; Our Lady of Fatima Confraternity of Christian Mothers, and Hopewell VFW Post 8805 Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband, John J. Batvinskas; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and John Laky, Palmerton, Pa.; two sons and daughters-in-law, John J. and Melissa Batvinskas, Hopewell Township, and Paul "Drew" and Gina Batvinskas, Independence Township; five grandchildren; a great-grandson; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Marge Rock, West Aliquippa, and a sister, Betty (Rock) Bozzo, Tarzana, Calif. Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the WAYNE N. TATALOVICH FUNERAL HOME, 2205 McMinn St., Aliquippa, where a service will be conducted Saturday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Hopewell Township. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Hopewell Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Beaver Valley Nursing Center, 257 Georgetown Road, Beaver Falls, Pa. 15010, or Five Points Meals-On-Wheels, 1400 Gringo Road, Aliquippa, Pa. 15001. 

James Bott, 81, of New Port Richey, Fla., died Friday, Feb. 12, 1999, in Florida. Born Sept. 20, 1917, in Ambridge, a son of Frances and Mildred Bott, he was a retired steelworker from LTV Steel. He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, New Port Richey; Aliquippa Local 1211, United Steelworkers of America, and Chester McKay VFW Post 7987. Surviving are his wife, Mary E. Markey Bott; a son, Mark E. Bott, Munhall; a daughter, Carrie P. Carter, Emmaus, Pa.; six grandchildren; a brother, John A. Bott, Mercer, Pa., and a sister, Betty Jane Dotson, Lakewood, N.J. A blessing service will be held Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, at 11 a.m. in the DARROCH MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 2640 Mill St., Aliquippa, with Father Mikah officiating. Interment will be in John Anderson Memorial Cemetery. 

Mary A. Colonna, 81, of Center Township and formerly of Monaca where she resided for 70 years, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born May 7, 1917, in Youngwood, Pa., a daughter of the late Angelo and Onorato Colonna, she was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, Monaca. She will be sadly missed by her family, friends, and all who came in contact with her. The love of her life was her family, yet she welcomed all with open arms and a warm heart. She is survived by three daughters and one son and their spouses, Bertha (Martin) and Stephen Moakley Jr., with whom she resided; Janet and Frank Parker, Center Township; Anita and Donald Regney, Monaca, and John and Shirley DeFelice, Monaca. She also leaves behind two dear friends, Rosemarie and Ron Book, Freedom. She had 15 beloved grandchildren. Six granddaughters and their spouses, Linda Robinson and fiance Allan McCoy, Clinton, Pa.; Deborah and John Bayer, West Brownsville, Pa.; Julie and Tony DiMatteo, Monaca; Lynn DeFelice, Monaca; Suzanne and Michael Vlasic, Hatfield, Pa., and Kelly Martin, Center Township; nine grandsons and their spouses, Frank and Anita Park, Edinboro, Pa.; Daniel and Carrie Buccini, Maumee, Ohio; Donald and Sue Regney, Monaca; Joseph and Tracy DeFelice, Monaca; Frank and Sherry Regney, Beaver; John and Sue DeFelice, Ambridge; Anthony and Tina DeFelice, New Brighton; Michael and Tammy DeFelice, Monaca, and Christan and Dawn DeFelice, Monaca; 27 great-grandchildren, Denise and Jeffrey Robinson; Tami and Shannon Buccini; Brianne and Michael Bayer; Justine and Alison Parker; Melanie Vlasic; Sheena and Sammy DeMatteo; Benjamin and Samantha Regney; Russell and Mary Regney; Joey, Brandon, Daryn and Jocelyn DeFelice; Cory and Mandy DeFelice; John Angelo and Bobby Miles DeFelice; Michael Angelo DeFelice; Nicolas, and Kristyn and Zachary DeFelice. Friends will be received Friday from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. in the SIMPSON FUNERAL HOME, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca, where prayers will be recited Saturday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Church, Monaca, with Father Philip DeCarlo officiating. Interment will follow in St. John Cemetery, Monaca. 

Dorothy Hunter Duncan, 74, of 135 Second Ave., Aliquippa, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, Feb. 15, 1999, at her residence. Born June 30, 1924, in Aliquippa, a daughter of the late Elias and Mamie Taylor Hunter, she was a graduate of Aliquippa High School and attended Spellman University, Atlanta, Ga., where she was working on a degree in education. She was a retired employee of U.S. Airways, retiring in 1985 after 18 years service as a reservation sales agent. She was a member of Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, Aliquippa, for 50 years, where she was a member of Stewardess Board No. 2 and formerly served on the Usher Board and sang in the choir. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star, the Heroins of Jericho, and the Court of Clanthe, all of Aliquippa. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Mansfield Duncan; two brothers, J.D. Hunter and Elijah Hunter, and two sisters, Calanthe Boyd and Celeste "Pip" Peatross. Surviving are two daughters, Imogene Patterson and Karen Duncan, both of Aliquippa; three grandchildren, Janita and Cortney Patterson, and Kativa Ralph, all of Aliquippa; a stepmother, Mary Frances Hunter, Aliquippa; a brother, Samuel Hunter, Hemstead, N.Y.; two sisters, Charlotte McIver, Aliquippa, and Ethel Lee Richardson, Sanford, N.C.; numerous nieces and nephews; a goddaughter, Adele Hall, Aliquippa; devoted friends, Calvin and Phyllis Turner, Mary Thomas, and Louise McCoy, and a host of other relatives and friends. Friends will be received Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, Aliquippa, where services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with her pastor, the Rev. Marvin Phillip Morris, officiating. Arrangements are being handled by the SHEFFIELD ALIQUIPPA FUNERAL HOME, 920 Franklin Ave. 

Ranzer Gipson Jr., 66, of 150 Baker St., Aliquippa, was called home to his glory on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, in the Sewickley Valley Hospital, following an extended illness. Born July 10, 1932, in Americus, Ga., a son of the late Ranzer Sr. and Christine Patrick Gipson, he was a devoted member of the Bethel Baptist Church, Aliquippa, serving as a deacon, former chairman of the deacon board and a member of the senior choir. He was formerly employed as an inspector of the 14 inch mill of the LTV Steel Corp., and was a former member of Aliquippa Local 1211, United Steelworkers of America. He was a captain of the Aliquippa Auxiliary Police, and had served two years in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Flossie McCorvey Gipson; a son and daughter-in-law, Edwin L. and Okhui Gipson, Greenville, N.C.; an adopted son, Michael Rogers, Hopewell Township; a sister, Louise Williams, Philadelphia, Pa.; a brother, Alvin Gipson, Aliquippa; four sisters-in-law, Shirley Gipson, Edith Gipson and Janice Gipson, all of Aliquippa, and Annie Maude Lee, Peterman, Ala.; a brother-in-law, Jay C. Randerson, in Alabama; devoted friends, Charles Gilbert, Willie Florence, Monroe Bradshaw and Jerry Stuck Sr., all of Aliquippa; Sadie Dukes, in Florida; Leonetta Walker Harvey, Pittsburgh, and Callie Edwards, Moss Point, Miss., and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by four brothers, James L. Jones, James O. Gipson Sr., Donald Gipson Sr. and Clarence Gipson; a sister, Thelma H. Turner, and a sister-in-law, Thelma Gipson. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Bethel Baptist Church, Aliquippa. Mr. Gipson will lie in state Friday from 9 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. in the church. The Rev. Jesse L. McFarland will officiate. Entombment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum, Daugherty Township. Friends will also be received in his home at 150 Baker St., Aliquippa. The GOODEN & BROWN FUNERAL HOME, 214 Fifth Ave., Aliquippa, is in charge of arrangements. 

Anita Louise Hayden, 61, of 200 Church Lane, Sewickley, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, in her home. Born April 28, 1937, in Aliquippa, a daughter of the late Daniel D. and Mary Vignovich Hayden, she was employed as an art teacher for the Cornell School District. She was a member of St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Church, Aliquippa, and the Serbian National Federation. She was also a member of the National Education Association; the Pennsylvania State Education Association, and the Cornell Education Association. Surviving are two aunts, Dorothy Hayden and Barbara Hayden, both of Burgettstown; four nieces, Violet Omogrosso, Beaver Falls; Ann Vignovich and Boyanne Essey, both of Aliquippa, and Joan Vignovich, Atlanta, Ga., and two nephews, George T. Hayden, Burgettstown, and John Hayden, Lansing, Ill. She was preceded in death by a sister, Beatrice Ann Hayden. Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the HUNTSMAN ALIQUIPPA FUNERAL HOME, 2345 Mill St., where services will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m., followed by Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. in St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Church, Aliquippa, with the Very Rev. Stevan Stepanov officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Aliquippa. Pomen services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the funeral home. 

Nellie Leasha, 82, of Aliquippa, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, in the Mariner Health Care Center West, Moon Township. Born Dec. 6, 1916, in Pittsburgh, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Peter and Mary Siszko. Mrs. Leasha was a retired employee of the former Jacobson's Clothing Store, Aliquippa, and was a member of St. Titus Roman Catholic Church, Aliquippa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Adam "Slick" Leasha, in 1996, and two brothers, Edward and Michael Siszko. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Eileen Leasha, Hopewell Township; two grandchildren, Dawn Marie Johnson and her husband, Jeffrey, in North Carolina, and Dean Kostlich, New York City, N.Y.; a loving sister-in-law, Jean Leasha, Center Township, and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. in the WAYNE N. TATALOVICH FUNERAL HOME, 2205 McMinn St., Aliquippa, where a service will be conducted Friday at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. in St. Titus Catholic Church, Aliquippa. Entombment will follow in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum. 

Angeline Furguille LeDonne, 89, formerly of Monaca, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, in the Beaver Valley Geriatric Center, Beaver. She was a dedicated mother and eminently devoted grandmother. Born Jan. 18, 1910, in Italy, a daughter of the late Joseph and Adeline Furguille, she was a resident of Monaca since 1920 and was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monaca. She was employed by Phoenix Glass Company, Monaca, for 40 years, retiring in September 1972. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mario LeDonne, in 1957; a son, Frank LeDonne, in 1984, and a grandson, Fred Mullen, in 1966, who was killed while serving in the armed forces during the Vietnam War. She leaves three sons and their spouses, Edward and Gertrude LeDonne, New Brighton; Robert and Eleanor LeDonne, Rochester, and Chris and Edwina LeDonne, Aliquippa; three daughters and their spouses, Loretta Phillips, Beaver Falls; Della and Leon Whipple, Pittsburgh, and Mary Ann and Arthur Broadbent, Ravenna, Ohio; 24 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and a beloved sister, Yolanda Furguille Belic, Rochester. Private family visitation will be held this evening in the SIMPSON FUNERAL HOME, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca, where relatives and friends are respectfully invited for recitation of prayers Friday at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, West Aliquippa, with Father Paul Savage as the celebrant. Entombment will follow in Sylvania Hills Mausoleum. The family suggests memorial contributions be made, if desired, to the Beaver Valley Geriatric Center, Friendship Circle, Beaver, Pa. 15009, or a charity of the donor's choice. 

Frances H. Lesh, 73, a lifelong resident of Coraopolis, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, in the Mariner Health Care Center of West Hills. Born March 8, 1925, in Coraopolis, a daughter of the late Slavo and Frances (Stanchic) Lesh, she was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Coraopolis. She retired in 1988 from R.B.W. after 26 years in the Shipping Department. Surviving are two sisters, Julie Furdak, in Florida, and Justine Montibeller, Coraopolis, and three brothers, Walter Lesh, in Maine; Robert Lesh, Glenwillard, and George "Cookie" Lesh, Kennedy Township; cousins, Judith and Victor Montibeller, Coraopolis, and many other cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, John Lesh. Friends will be received today and Friday 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 Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, with Rev. Father Lawrence Holpp, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. 

Sophia (Gvoic) Mancini, 84, of Hopewell Township, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, in UPMC - Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born June 19, 1914, in Aliquippa, a daughter of the late Eli and Mary Gvoic, she was a member of St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Church, Aliquippa; St. Elijah Serbian Church Circle of Serbian Sisters, and SNF Zora Lodge. She was employed by the former Clover Farms Store, Aliquippa, which her father owned. Sophia was a devoted wife, a wonderful mother and a proud grandmother. She will be sadly missed by her husband, Carmen Mancini; two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Jenny Mancini, and Robert and Robin Mancini; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lynn and Kent Brooks, all of Atlanta, Ga.; three grandchildren, Marjorie, Laura and Natalie, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Mancini was preceded in death by a brother, George Govic, and two sisters, Anna Howard and Martha West. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the WAYNE N. TATALOVICH FUNERAL HOME, 2205 McMinn St., Aliquippa, where a service will be conducted Friday at 9:30 a.m., followed by an additional service at 10 a.m. in St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Church, Aliquippa. Entombment will follow in Sylvania Hills Mausoleum, Daugherty Township. 

Nicholas P. Matoic, 83, of Fallston, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born March 12, 1915, in Sewickley, a son of the late Nicholas and Barbara Bankovich Matoic, he was a retired self-employed truck driver and was a member of the Holy Family Parish Church, New Brighton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Krkuc Matoic, in 1997. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Nicholas F. and Dorothy Hunter Matoic, Fallston; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and John J. Rotuna, Beaver; six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. in the HUNTSMAN ROCHESTER FUNERAL HOME, 502 Adams St., where a service will be conducted Friday at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. in the Holy Family Parish Church, New Brighton. Interment will be in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park. A Christian wake service will be held today at 8:45 p.m. in the funeral home. 

Erwin A. "Pat" McMorran, 90, of Chippewa Township, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, in the Beaver Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, South Beaver Township. Born April 23, 1908, in Fox Chapel, a son of the late Russell C. and Elizabeth (Lebo) McMorran, he was retired from the West Mayfield plant of the Babcock & Wilcox Company in yard shipping. He was Catholic by faith and a member of Senior Citizens of Beaver County. He was also an avid bowler and golfer. Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Mildred A. Young McMorran, whom he married Oct. 10, 1935; a daughter-in-law, Carolyn McMorran, Fallston, Md.; a sister, Marion Claus, Etna, Pa., and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sons, William E. McMorran in 1942 and Robert "Bob" McMorran in 1998. Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the LUTTON CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME, 117 Blackhawk Rd., where a blessing service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m., with Father J. Francis Frazer of St. Philomena Roman Catholic Church officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Chippewa Township. A prayer service will be held Friday at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home. 

Olga C. Mercadante, 78, of Fair Oaks (Leet Township), died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, following an extended illness. Born Jan. 30, 1921, in Punxsutawney, Pa., a daughter of the late George and Susan Golias Malenich, she had resided in Fair Oaks for the past 40 years. She was a member of the Good Samaritan Parish and attended Christ the King Worship Site. Surviving are her husband, Charles J. Mercadante; a son, Charles R. Mercadante, Fair Oaks; two daughters and a son-in-law, Carol Tkatch, and Nancy and Thomas Throckmorton, all of Baden; six grandchildren, Laura Buck, Dru Tkatch, Neil Tkatch and Julie Throckmorton, all of Baden, and Scott Mrkobrad and Bradley Mrkobrad, both of Aliquippa; three great-grandchildren, Brandon and Aadan Buck, and Philip Tkatch; two brothers and a sister-in-law, John Malenich, Fair Oaks, and Robert and Ella Mae Malenich, Sewickley, and a sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Robert Crawford, Bradford Woods. She was preceded in death by two brothers, George and Peter Paul Malenich, and a sister, Anna Bosh. Friends will be received today from 2 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until time of service at noon in the JOHN SYKA FUNERAL HOME, 833 Kennedy Drive, Ambridge, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 12:30 p.m. in Christ the King Worship Site, Ambridge. The Rev. Father Ken Kezmarsky will officiate. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Daugherty Township. 

Catherine R. Miller, 75, of Glenwillard, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, in Mariner Nursing Center, West Hills. Born Sept. 16, 1923, in Bridgeport, Conn., a daughter of the late John and Gertrude (Diamond) Friedl, she was a graduate of Ambridge High School, and was a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Wireton, Pa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph C. Miller, in 1992, and three brothers, Jack, James and Charles Friedl. She is survived by three sons and one daughter and their spouses: John C. and Barbara Miller, Beaver Falls; Joseph C. and Phyllis Miller, and Timothy R. and Elaine Miller, both of Wilmington, N.C., and Darlene Miller and Edwin Huff, Boston, Mass., nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the HUNTSMAN ALIQUIPPA FUNERAL HOME, 2345 Mill St., where a service will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Wireton, with Pastor Father Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Hopewell Township. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the Handicap Accessible Fund of St. Catherine's Church, 20 McGovern Blvd., Wireton, Pa. 15046. 

Margaret Rebecca Garrett Minton, 95, of Passavant Retirement Center, Zelienople, and formerly of Beaver, passed away in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Jan. 26, 1903, in Beaver, a daughter of the late Thomas Emerson and Jessie Banks Garrett, she was a retired secretary. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Beaver, and the Hodge Band of the church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Bradly Minton. Surviving are a daughter, Suzanne Morton Peller, New York, N.Y., and four grandchildren, John Banks Peller, Stephen Morton, Julie Morton Baldinger, and Matthew Morton. A funeral service will be conducted Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of the Beaver Cemetery Mausoleum. The Rev. Carl Neely of Trinity Episcopal Church, Beaver, will officiate. Interment will follow in Beaver Cemetery. The ZURIK FUNERAL HOME, Corner of Second and Market Streets, Beaver, was in charge of arrangements. 

Mike E. Pushak, 68, of Center Township, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, in UPMC-Pittsburgh. Born Nov. 21, 1930, in Ambridge, a son of the late Frank Theodore and Maria (Mycak) Pushak, he was a retired employee of the Welded Tube Department of LTV Steel, Aliquippa. He was a member of St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Church, Aliquippa, and the SNF Vidovdan Lodge 188. He was a U.S. Army corporal serving during the Korean Conflict. Surviving are his wife, Ivanna "Toots" (Mihajlovich) Pushak; two sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Caroline Pushak, Aliquippa, and Michael and Cathy Pushak, Moon Township; a daughter and son-in-law, Kristine and Alan Peretic, Center Township; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank and Nadiya Pushak, New Brighton, and John B. and Barb Pushak, Aliquippa; a sister, Nancy Thomas, Aliquippa; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Rada and Vukie Mihajlovich, Ambridge; a special nephew, John Pushak and his family, Baden; a dear family friend, Nancy Pushak, Baden, and many other nieces and nephews. 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 WAYNE N. TATALOVICH FUNERAL HOME, 2205 McMinn St., Aliquippa, where a service will be conducted Saturday at 11:30 a.m., followed by an additional service at 12 noon in St. Elijah Serbian Church, Aliquippa. Interment will follow in the St. Elijah Serbian Church Cemetery, Hopewell Township. Pomen (blessing service) will be held Friday at 3:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Full military rites will be conducted by the Beaver County Special Unit. 

Lyle S. Rankin, 71, of New Sewickley Township, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born April 30, 1927, in Ohioville, a son of the late Leslie and Eulah Douds Rankin, he was a retired self-employed carpenter contractor. A Presbyterian by faith, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was a former member and officer of the Pine Run Sportsmen's Club. He was known for his extensive collection of books and movie films. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Ash Rankin, in 1967; a half brother, Kenneth Rankin, and a half sister, Ruth Blair. Surviving are his wife, Frances G. Whipple Rankin; four stepsons and two daughters-in-law, Delbert Ash, White Township; Donald Ash, Rochester; Gale and Susan Patti, New Sewickley Township, and John and Leslie Rizzi, New Sewickley Township; a stepdaughter, Faye Patti Acon, Daugherty Township; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Jane M. (Rankin) and James Miller, Koppel; a half sister, Pauline Z. Petrulis, Detroit Lakes, Minn., and numerous nieces and nephews. 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 WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester, where a service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Rudolph Bischoff, pastor of the House of Mercy Lutheran Church, will officiate. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Freedom. 

Joseph F. Srubek, 93, of Center Township, Monaca, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, in his home. Mr. Srubek was born Dec. 28, 1905, in Czechoslovakia. He was a retired employee of the Aliquippa Works, Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp., where he worked in the seamless tube department. Mr. Srubek was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Roman Catholic Church, Center Township; Fraternal Order of Eagles, Lodge 1365, Ambridge; Aliquippa Local 1211, United Steelworkers of America, and the Ambridge Sokols. He was also a gymnastic instructor and traveled with a gym team for many years. Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Stella (Kolavic-Kwolek) Srubek; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. James and Ann Srubek, in New Mexico, and Edward and Virginia (Bunky) Kwolek, Hopewell Township; two daughters and a son-in-law, Frances "Sis" Barr, Center Township, and Jane and Edward Yager, Center Township; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Srubek was preceded in death by his first wife, Ann Srubek; a brother, and two sisters. Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. in the MASTROFRANCESCO FUNERAL HOME, 21st and McMinn Streets, Aliquippa, where a service will be conducted Friday at 11:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at noon in St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Center Township. The Rev. Chuck Baptiste, parochial vicar, will officiate. Entombment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum, Daugherty Township. A wake service will be held today at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home. 

Florence A. West, 86, of Hopewell Township, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Feb. 7, 1913, in Apollo, Pa., a daughter of the late Charles and Martha Smeltzer Metzler, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Aliquippa; United Methodist Women, and the Hopewell Senior Citizens. She was preceded in death by her husband, David West, in 1981, and a sister, Lenora Feltenburg. Surviving are a daughter, Karen West, Hopewell Township, and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the HUNTSMAN ALIQUIPPA FUNERAL HOME, 2345 Mill St., Aliquippa. Services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church, by her pastor, the Rev. Paul B. Sparrer. Entombment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the First United Methodist Church, Brodhead and Chapel Roads, Aliquippa, Pa. 15001. 

Helen Zimnowocki, 76, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1999, in the Rochester Manor Nursing Home, Rochester. Born Oct. 10, 1922, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Frank and Anna Mikaszowa Zimnowocki, she was formerly employed at the Ambridge Daily Citizen; the Economy Bank, and the H.H. Robertson Company in Ambridge and Greentree. She belonged to Good Samaritan Roman Catholic Church and the Polish National Alliance Group 1013. Surviving are a sister, Frances Rutkowski, Rochester, and several nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Adam, Joseph and Stephen, and a sister, Stella Rabovsky. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the WALTER R. KASPER FUNERAL HOME, Eighth Street, Ambridge, where a funeral service will be held Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at 10:15 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. in the Good Samaritan St. Stanislaus Worship Site. The Rev. James Kunkel will officiate. Interment will be in the Good Samaritan St. Stanislaus church cemetery.


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