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Warren V. Ball Jr., 80, of 1008 Seventh Ave., Beaver Falls, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999, in the Beaver Valley Geriatric Center, Brighton Township. Born April 1, 1918, in Keyser, W. Va., a son of the late Warren V. Sr. and Anna Rolls Ball, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was a member of the Beaver Falls Legion Post 261. Complete arrangements will be announced in Wednesday's edition of the Times by the TODD FUNERAL HOME, 340 Third St., Beaver. 

Peter J. Barilaro, 76, of Baden, formerly of Sewickley, died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, in Sewickley Valley Hospital. Born March 22, 1922, in Detroit, Mich., to the late Joseph and Josephine (Iera) Barilaro, he was a member of St. James Roman Catholic Church and had served in the Army Medical Corps during World War II. He had been employed by A.M. Byers of Ambridge, the Allegheny Country Club in Sewickley Heights, and the Pittsburgh Club in the William Penn. He is survived by a daughter, Sherrie Lynn Barilaro, Baden; two grandsons, John Elinsky and Josh Welling, both of Baden; his former wife, Elizabeth "Betty" Barilaro, Baden; sisters, Angie Sensenich, Irwin; Teresa and her husband, Art Petrilen, Armonk, N.Y.; four brothers and their spouses, Lupie and Marion, Sewickley; Tony and Tekela, in Germany; Jerry and Dorothy, Sewickley, and Joseph and Theresa Barilaro, Hopewell Township, and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in COPELAND'S SEWICKLEY, IRVINE CHAPEL, 702 Beaver St. A funeral Mass will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. James Church. Officiating will be Father Ray Rhoden. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery. 

Martin Brown, 77, formerly of Beaver Falls and New Brighton, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, in the Forbes Metropolitan Hospital, Monroeville, Pa. Complete arrangements will be announced in a later edition of the Times by the SHEFFIELD PITTSBURGH FUNERAL HOME, 1125 Allegheny Ave. 

Ann Buttermore, 76, of Aliquippa, died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, in her home. Born May 26, 1922, in Ambridge, a daughter of the late Theodore and Eva Stacey, she was a member of the First Methodist Church, Aliquippa, and CFU Lodge 423. Mrs. Buttermore is survived by her husband, James J. Buttermore; a daughter, Cheryl Snedeker, New Brighton; a brother, Paul Stacey, Ambridge; a sister, Nellie Datz, Pembroke Pines, Fla.; three grandchildren, Joseph Becker, James Becker and Rhonda Duffy, and a great-granddaughter, Madison Duffy. 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 WAYNE N. TATALOVICH FUNERAL HOME, 2205 McMinn St., Aliquippa, where a service will be conducted Thursday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Paul Sparrer, her pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Aliquippa. 

Mary A. (DeFelice) Colonna, 81, of Center Township and formerly of Monaca where she resided for 70 years, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1999. 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 leaves behind two dear friends, Rosemarie and Ron Book, Freedom. She also leaves 15 beloved grandchildren and 27 beloved great-grandchildren. Interment took place Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Monaca. Arrangements were handled by the SIMPSON FUNERAL HOME, Monaca. 

Anamae H. (Schutz) Deer, 67, formerly of Ross Township, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, in Ocala, Fla. Born Jan. 6, 1932, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Andrew and Helen (Reimenschneider) Schutz, she was a member of the Norwood Herrington Chapter 356 O.E.S. She was a bookkeeper early in her career for Pittsburgh National Bank, and then later before her retirement for the Four Seasons Boutique. She is survived by her husband, Russell Deer; two daughters, Debra Justice, Ohioville, and Dana Eichlin, in Virginia; a son, Daniel Deer, in Minnesota, and four grandchildren. The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME INC., 388 Center Ave., West View, where services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. Pastor Richard Raines, of the Fairview Reformed Presbyterian, will officiate. Interment will follow in Mount Royal Cemetery, Shaler Township. If desired, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

Peter John Fick, 33, of Moon Township, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999. Born June 3, 1965, in Kennedy Township, Pa., he was a son of Peter Carlton Fick of Neville Township, and Anne (Viccaro) Dey of Moon Township. Father of Emily Rae and Hanna Jeanne Fick, both of Moon Township, he was the brother of Christopher Matthew Fick of Neville Township; grandson of Caroline Viccaro of North Hills, and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. and Lillie Mae Fick, Sheraton. Peter graduated in 1983 from South Side High School. He was self-employed as a carpenter, and was a U.S. Navy Veteran. Visitation will be today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the COPELAND MOON TOWNSHIP FUNERAL HOME, 981 Brodhead Road, where services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Michael Fick will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Gateway Rehabilitation Center, Moffett Road, Aliquippa, Pa. 15001. 

Margaret C. Gini, 77, of Beaver Falls, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999. Prayers will be recited today at 9:30 a.m. in the CAMPBELL'S BEAVER FALLS FUNERAL HOME, 14th Street and Eighth Avenue. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 10 a.m. in Divine Mercy Parish, Beaver Falls. Father Donald R. Bischof will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Chippewa Township. 

Martha Jean Guzzetti, 78, of 1025 Hunt Club Lane, Lancaster, Pa., died Saturday evening, Feb. 20, 1999, in her home following a brief illness. For 20 years, she was a cashier at the A&P Supermarket in Beaver Falls, retiring in 1973. She was a member of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church. Born in East Palestine, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Albina Lyons Frederick. She moved to Lancaster from Beaver Falls in 1986. Her husband, Raymond A. Guzzetti, died in 1972. Surviving are a son, Raymond R., husband of Margaret Guzzetti, with whom she lived; a daughter, Jeanne Ann, wife of Roy Loftus, Thomasville, Ga.; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild, and two sisters, Helen Rose, East Palestine, Ohio, and Ethel Brown, Sebring, Ohio. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and James Frederick, and a sister, Pauline Mybuck. A graveside service will be held Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel of St. Mary Catholic Church, Beaver Falls. 

Vernon Eugene "Gene" Harr, 80, of Center Township, died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Dec. 20, 1918, in Greensburg, Pa., a son of the late Vernon E. and Iva Lyons Harr, he was a retired counselor and assisant football coach of the Beaver Falls Area School District for 21 years, having started in 1959. Prior to Beaver Falls School District, he was an assistant football coach from 1944 to 1949 and head coach from 1949 to 1958 at the Freedom Area School District. He was inducted into the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame in 1998. A member of the First Presbyterian Church, Monaca, he was a 1937 graduate of Freedom High School, a 1942 graduate of Geneva College and recieved his master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1957. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Beulah M. (Powell) Harr; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Bud Keffer, McSherrystown, Pa.; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Jan E. Harr, Center Township; James M. and Terri Harr, Troy, Mich., and Daniel L. and Jeanne Harr, Rindge, N.H.; 10 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Jean Harr, in 1942. 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 WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester, where a service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. His pastor, the Rev. Dennis D. Burnett, will officiate. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Freedom. The family wishes contributions be made, if desired, to the First Presbyterian Church Window Fund, 1301 Indiana Ave., Monaca, Pa. 15061. 

George R. Love Jr., 75, of New Brighton, died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born June 27, 1923, in Rochester, a son of the late George Sr. and Bertha Mae (Gibson) Love, he retired in 1989 from the street department of the Borough of New Brighton, and was a veteran of World War II serving in Normandy and Northern France with the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Legion Post 19, New Brighton; former member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union 47, and was a member of the Morado Faith Tabernacle, Beaver Falls. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Lou (Thomas) Love, on Aug. 3, 1976; a brother, William, and three sisters, Maxine, Pauline and Zora. Surviving are a son, George E. Love, New Brighton; two stepsons, Robert Thomas, Ambridge, and Royal Thomas, Parkersburg, W. Va.; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, a brother, Eugene Love, New Brighton; a sister, Bernice Pickens, Columbus, Ohio, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Friends will be received Thursday 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 Friday at 11 a.m. with his pastor, the Rev. Donald W. Knapp officiating. Private interment will follow in Sylvania Hills, Rochester. The family will also receive friends at his granddaughter's home, Reba Thomas, 83 Harmony Dwellings, Beaver Falls (843-2553). 

Marilyn L. McMasters, 52, of Hookstown, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, in UPMC-Beaver Valley, following a lengthy illness. Born Dec. 29, 1946, in East Liverpool, a daughter of Eulalie Boyd Hall, Hookstown, and the late Lee Roy Hall, she was a member of the Hookstown Free Methodist Church. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, James F. McMasters Jr.; two sons, Paul C. McMasters, Massillon, Ohio, and Brian A. McMasters, serving with the U.S. Army at Ft. Detrick, Md.; a daughter, Lori L. McMasters, Hookstown; a brother, Dale B. Hall, Hookstown, and a grandson, Colin McMasters. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Tommy Hall. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the WELCH FUNERAL HOME, Hookstown, where Rev. Wilmer J. Olszewski, her pastor, will conduct services Wednesday at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Mill Creek Hill Cemetery, Hookstown. 

Hattie M. Pardue, 83, of Aliquippa (Raccoon Township), died Monday morning, Feb. 22, 1999, in her Raccoon Township residence. Born May 18, 1915, in Ronda, N.C., she was a daughter of the late James R. and Rettie Stone Chambers. A homemaker, Mrs. Pardue was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Monaca. She was the beloved wife of Ray Pardue, Raccoon Township, for over 63 years, whom she married April 30, 1935, and was the mother of Robert and Emma Pardue, Raccoon Township, and Frank Pardue, Cocoa Beach, Fla. Also surviving are two sisters, Lear Belton, Long Island, N.Y., and Omie Redding, Ronda, N.C.; two grandchildren, Mike Pardue and Michelle Busse, and five great-grandchildren, Chellsee, Chasity, Amber, Aleesha and Madison. Friends will be welcome Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in BATCHELOR BROTHERS MONACA, 998 Atlantic Ave., where services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Paul Zaprik and the Rev. Dale Reeseman will officiate. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery. 

Harry Robert Peters, 76, of Mount Lebanon, Pa., died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1999, at AUH Forbes Hospice. Born Oct. 1, 1922, in Beaver Falls, he was a son of the late Harry J.and Hettie Dales Peters. He had 32 years of service with the Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. as head supervisor, and also worked at the Pittsburgh Commercial Heat Treating Co. and the LOI Corp. of Federal Republic of Germany. He was a life member of Lodge 45 F&AM and Syria Temple A.O.N.M.S.; a 50-year member as 32nd Degree, and was a member of Mount Lebanon Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his wife, Marie V. Gray Peters; daughters, Roberta Lee "Bobbi" Schmidt, Monroeville, Pa., and Barbara Ann Dowling, Plum Boro; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a brother, Ronald Peters, Beaver Falls. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, March 3, 1999, at 10 a.m. in the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CENTER OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike. In lieu of flowers, donations to AUH Forbes Hospice, Frankstown Avenue and Washington Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15206, would be appreciated. 

Jessie Mae (Shoaff) Picard, 70, of Hartville, Ohio, formerly of Beaver Falls and Pittsburgh, went home when the angels came for her on Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, after a long battle with cancer. She will be missed by all who loved her. Born April 16, 1928, in North Sewickley Township, a daughter of the late John Earl Sr. and Mary Alberta Oliver Shoaff, she was a member of the Westbrook Park United Methodist Church, Canton, Ohio. Mrs. Picard was a former employee of Providence Hospital, Beaver Falls, the Oakland Veterans Hospital, and Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, before she moved to Ohio in 1968. Surviving are her husband of 34 years, Joseph A. Picard; two daughters and a son-in-law, Sherri Lynn and Jerold Nisly, Alliance, Ohio, and Evelyn Mae Johnston, Canton, Ohio; four grandchildren, Sheldon Lee Picard, Jocelyn Nisly, and Justin and Jerrica Johnston; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, James Shoaff, Alliance, Ohio; Leroy and Lois Shoaff, Howe, Mich., and Robert and Joretta Shoaff, Cleveland, Ohio; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Mary Ann Atkinson, Ellwood City; Nancy and Louis Liller, New Galilee, and Lauretta and Phillip Wall, Ellwood City, and her many nieces and nephews, and numerous friends and fellow Christians. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Velma Shuler, and a brother, John Earl Shoaff Jr. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the GABAUER FUNERAL HOME INC. at SYLVANIA HILLS MEMORIAL PARK INC., where a service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Wade Barto of the Otterbein United Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Inc., Daugherty Township. God looked around His garden and found an empty place. He then looked down upon this earth and saw her tired face. He put his arms around her and lifted her to rest. God's garden must be beautiful; He only takes the best. God saw that she was getting tired, and a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around her and whispered, "Come home with Me." With tearful eyes we watched her suffer, and saw her fade away; although we loved her dearly, we could not make her stay. Her golden heart stopped beating, her determined spirit was at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only took the best. Forever our love, Your Family. 

Carl F. Racey, 83, of Conway, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, in Sewickley Valley Hospital. Born Sept. 29, 1915, in Medley, W. Va., a son of the late Kirby S. and Inez Shoemaker Racey, he was a retired employee of Halstead Industries. He was a member of the Big Knob Volunteer Fire Department, and the Oak Grove Lutheran Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Powell Racey, in 1993; a daughter, Nancy Postapack, in 1996, and two sisters, Ruth Orndorff and Helen Styers. Surviving are a son-in-law, Raymond Postapack, Baden; two grandchildren, Craig Postapack, and Pamela Postapack, both of Baden; a great-grandson, Dylan, and a sister, Elizabeth Freeman, Elgin, Ill. Friends will 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 Wednesday at 11 a.m. by his pastor, the Rev. Edward Robbins. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park. 

Mia Nicole Reisker, infant daughter of Matthew and Joneen Marshall Reisker of Locust Grove, Ga., died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, in the Egelston Children's Hospital, Atlanta, Ga. She was born Jan. 4, 1999, in Stockbridge, Ga. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Janice and Thomas E. Marshall, South Heights; paternal grandparents, Fred and Sandra Reisker, Hopewell Township; paternal great-grandmother, Mildred Ballard, South Heights; three uncles, two aunts and several cousins. A private service will be held Wednesday in GABAUER FUNERAL HOME INC. at SYLVANIA HILLS MEMORIAL PARK INC. with Father Thomas Wilson of St. Catherine's Parish officiating. Private entombment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum. 

Lelia Smith, 66, of 367 Linmar Terrace, Aliquippa, died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, in Forbes Nursing Home, Pittsburgh. Complete arrangements will be announced in a later edition of the Times by the SHEFFIELD ALIQUIPPA FUNERAL HOME, 920 Franklin Ave. 

Sophia May Rickard Albrecht, 78, of Brighton Township, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 24, 1999, in the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Lancaster, Pa., where she had resided for the past seven months. Born March 13, 1920, in West Bridgewater, a daughter of the late Elmer T. and Sophia C. Groeffler Rickard, she was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, Beaver, since birth, and was a member of the Beaver High School class of 1938. A grand regent and district deputy of the Catholic Daughters of America, she was a member of the Marion Guild, Altar and Rosary Society, Keen Age Club, American Legion Auxiliary, and the Bridgewater Woman's Club, where she served in many board positions. She was preceded in death by her husband, John M. Albrecht Sr., in 1985. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, John M. Jr. and Sandra K. Albrecht, Beaver Falls; a daughter and son-in-law, Roberta Albrecht Fuller and Keith R. Fuller, Lancaster, Pa.; two grandchildren and their spouses, Michael and Terri Sisley Fuller, and Rebecca Fuller Jahnke and Glenn A. Jahnke, and two great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Craig Jahnke, all of Lancaster, Pa. Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the TODD FUNERAL HOME, 340 Third St., Beaver. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. in SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Beaver, with the Rev. Monsignor Raymond T. Schultz officiating. Entombment will follow in Beaver Cemetery Mausoleum. A rosary will be recited Friday at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home. The family suggests contributions be made, if desired, to SS. Peter and Paul We Care Fund. 

Ann M. (Majcher) Bialik, 80, of Center Township, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, in the Armstrong County Memorial Hospital, Kittanning, Pa. Born Dec. 25, 1918, in Ambridge, a daughter of the late Kajen and Mary Majcher, she was a resident of Center Township for 46 years and was a retired nurse with the former Aliquippa Hospital. She was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Roman Catholic Church, Center Township, and was an avid Steelers fan and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund C. Bialik, and four brothers, John, Jim, Stan, and Mike Majcher. Surviving are three daughters and a son-in-law, Edwina Johnstone, Center Township; Joy Vartanian, Seattle, Wash., and Nancy and Dan Gallagher, Kittanning; a sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Chuck Kucera, Millersville, Md., and four grandchildren. A service will be conducted today at 9:30 a.m. in the DARROCH MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 2640 Mill St., Aliquippa, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. Frances Cabrini Church. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Aliquippa. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made, if desired, to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer's Research Foundation. 

John K. Boyle Sr., 54, of 25173 Roudebush St., Meadville, Pa. 16335, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, in the Meadville Medical Center. Born Nov. 11, 1944, in Liverpool, Ohio, a son of James and Dorothy Hogue Boyle, of Midland Heights, he was employed by Vantage Health Care, Meadville, for 12 years. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, he was a member of American Legion Post 205; VFW, and the Eagles. He enjoyed his grandchildren, woodworking, gardening and his personal computer. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Audrey LaVerne Swartzfager Boyle, whom he married Jan. 3, 1986; two sons and daughters-in-law, John K. Jr. and Sherry Boyle, Monaca, and Daniel K. and Karen Boyle, Pineville, N.C.; two stepsons and their wives, Richard E. and Jennifer Johnson, and Jonathan B. and Shannon Johnson, all of Blooming Valley, Pa.; a stepdaughter and her husband, Jennifer A. and Kevin Shorts, Saegertown, Pa.; six grandchildren, Tristan Boyle, Trent Boyle, Ashley Shorts, AlexAnne Shorts, Zackary Johnson and Emily Johnson; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, George and Anna Boyle, Industry; Terry and Sandy Boyle, Brighton Township, and Salvadore Boyle, Industry, and eight nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Kathy Cepulis Boyle, and two granddaughters, Emily Elizabeth Johnson and Ellie Jo Johnson. Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. in the HATHEWAY-TEDESCO FUNERAL HOME, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville, Pa. The Rev. Allen W. Jones, of the Wesbury United Methodist Community, will officiate. Burial will be in Blooming Valley Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the Blooming Valley Fire Department, 15244 Mill St., Saegertown, Pa. 16433, or a charity of one's choice. 

Richard "Rick" Leroy Brehm, 50, of Economy, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, in the Sewickley Valley Hospital. Born Dec. 27, 1948, in Cumberland, Md., a son of Melvin and Mary Jean VanMeter Brehm, of Economy, he was a member of the Ambridge Sportsmen's Club. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a brother and sister-in-law, Gregory and Donna Brehm, Moon Township; a sister and brother-in-law, Debra and John Kost, Economy; two nieces, Kimberly Brehm, Moon Township, and Rachel Kost, Economy, and two nephews, Jon Eric and Zackary Kost, both of Economy. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the GABAUER FUNERAL HOME INC. at SYLVANIA HILLS MEMORIAL PARK INC., Daugherty Township, where a service will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. Pastor Ronald Kronk will officiate. Entombment will be in Sylvania Hills Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the Kidney Foundation. 

Martin Brown, 77, formerly of Beaver Falls and New Brighton, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, in the Forbes Metropolitan Hospital, Monroeville, Pa. Born Dec. 4, 1921, in Beaver Falls, a son of the late John and Clara Brown, he was a graduate of Beaver Falls High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was a retired employee of the former Babcock & Wilcox Tubular Products Division, Beaver Falls. He is survived by his wife, Mabel Foster Brown, Monroeville; a son, Mecrecco Pogue, Monroeville; two daughters, Yolanda Baker, Monroeville, and Sheree Pogue, Louisville, Ky.; four grandchildren, Ericka and Tiffany Herd, and Euguene and Robert Baker; a sister, Christine Rome, Aliquippa, and a host of other relatives and friends. A private service will be held today at 11 a.m. in the SHEFFIELD PITTSBURGH FUNERAL HOME, 1125 Allegheny Ave. 

Frances Ward Cafrelli, beloved wife of Albert R. Cafrelli Jr. met her Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, in Sewickley Valley Hospital following an extended illness. Born in Fair Oaks, a daughter of the late William and Frances Mucha Ward, she was a lifelong resident of Ambridge, and was a member of Good Samaritan Parish. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Richard A. Cafrelli, Ambridge; a daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Janet) Morelli, Center Township; six grandchildren, Jessica and Amanda Morelli, Rachel, Chelsea, Richard B. and Chloe Cafrelli, all of Ambridge; a sister, Grace M. Ward and nephew, William Jamis, both of Ambridge. Our family welcomes our extended family of friends to honor our loved one at the KENNETH E. HARE FUNERAL HOME, 500 Park Road, Ambridge, today and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Frances will be laid to rest in Sylvania Hills Mausoleum, Daugherty Township, following a Mass of Christian burial in Good Samaritan Parish, St. Veronica Worship Site on Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, at 9 a.m. with Father John Skirtich officiating. 

Mrs. Eloise M. (Moore) Dawson, 85, of Coatesville, Pa., formerly a 15-year resident of Hershey Mill, Pa., died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, in Brandywine Hospital, Coatesville. Born Sept. 19, 1913, in Newell, W.Va., a daughter of the late Roy and Louisa (Bossen) Moore, she had been employed as a teacher for the Newell (W.Va.) School System. Surviving are her husband, Mr. George W. Dawson, Coatesville; a son, Mr. Timothy Dawson, Wildwood, Mo.; a sister, Mrs. Rose Moore Powell, Orlando, Fla., and four grandchildren. Friends will be received today from 10:30 a.m. until time of service at noon in the DONOHUE FUNERAL HOME, 43 W. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, Pa. Interment will be in Birmingham Lafayette Cemetery, Birmingham, Pa. 

Josephine Dobrosielski, 78, a resident of Villa St. Joseph, Baden, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, in the villa. Born Jan. 1, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Janocha) Opiat. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Baden; Christian Mothers of the church, and the Baden American Legion Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, in 1986. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Regina and Robert Betz, Aliquippa; three grandchildren, Jeffery and Sandy Betz, Frasier, Mich.; Michael and Jennifer Betz, Mililani, Hawaii, and Jennifer Betz, Nutley, N.J.; two great-grandchildren, Amanda and Nicholas Betz, Frasier, Mich.; a sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Al Kuhni, Baden, and several nephews and nieces. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the WALTER R. KASPER FUNERAL HOME, Eighth Street, Ambridge, where a service will take place Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. John Church with the Rev. Joseph Dascenzo officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made, if desired, to Villa St. Joseph, Baden. The Baden American Legion Auxiliary will conduct a service today at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. A vigil service will be held today at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. 

George Ehle Jr., 84, a lifelong resident of Moon Township, died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, in his home. Born March 5, 1914, in Findlay Township, a son of the late George Sr. and Anna (Trautman) Ehle, he was a member of the Sharon Community Presbyterian Church. George worked as a laborer at the McKown-Beattie Lumber Yard in Coraopolis for 35 years, and also worked in the maintenance department of the Moon Township School District for 10 years. He retired in 1979. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served as a staff sergeant in Battery A, 431st Coast Artillery Corps and received the following citations: Good Conduct Medal, Bronze Star Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with five bronze stars and a Bronze Arrowhead. He was preceded in death by his wife, Verneida (Frisch) Ehle; two sisters, Alda Messner and Gertrude Ehle, and a brother, Ralph Ehle. Surviving are a daughter, Susan and her husband, Gerald Pritts, Green Tree; a daughter, Sandra and her husband, Michael Nelko, Hopewell Township; sisters, Eleanor Krawchyk, Imperial; Anna Mae Suchar, Imperial, and Alyce Nester, Findlay Township; two brothers, Marvin, Findlay Township, and Robert, Moon Township, and five grandchildren, Craig, Stephani and Jarrod Pritts, and Jennifer and Jessica Nelko. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the COPELAND MOON TOWNSHIP FUNERAL HOME, 981 Brodhead Road. Services will be conducted Friday at 10 a.m. in the Sharon Community Presbyterian Church, by the pastor of his church, Roger Howard. Burial will follow in Sharon Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sharon Community Presbyterian Church, 522 Carnot Road, Moon Township, Pa. 15108. 

Wade Max Findley, of Egg Harbor Township, N.J., formerly of Aliquippa, passed away on Feb. 16, 1999, at Shore Memorial Hospital, Somers Point, N.J. Born Oct. 25, 1961, in Elkins, W.Va., Max worked as a garage supervisor for Plaza Condominiums in Atlantic City, N.J., and was also the owner and operator of Findley Construction. Surviving are his wife, Anita (Walsh) Findley; two daughters, Rachel Findley and Anita Findley, both of Egg Harbor Township; a son, Rafael Rodriguez, Egg Harbor Township; his father, Max Findley, Belington, W.Va.; a brother, Ira Findley, Ambridge, and two sisters, Cheryl Bish, Industry, and Diane Lalama, Aliquippa. His precious memory will always be cherished. 

Sandra Ann Gourley, 63, of Hookstown, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, in the Trinity East Hospital, Steubenville, Ohio. Born March 28, 1935, in Aliquippa, a daughter of the late Irvin and Grace (Hobbs) Retallic, she was a member of the Baha'i faith. Surviving are her husband of 44 years, James D. Gourley; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Gregory Gourley, Lancaster, Pa., and Daniel and Diana Gourley, Coraopolis; three daughters and a son-in-law, Jillane Persi and Jamie Boyd, both of Hookstown, and Bonnie and Jon Capelli, Mount Joy, Pa.; eight grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Rondele and Doug Todd, Raccoon Township, and a brother and sister-in-law, Warren and Linda Retallic, Fairhaven, Mass. 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 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Daugherty Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brain Tumor Association, 2720 River Road, Suite 146, Des Plaines, Ill. 60018-4110. 

Melvin Dutch Graham, 86, of Pulaski Township, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Aug. 30, 1912, in Cranberry Township, a son of the late Harvey A. and Rose Dambach Graham, he was a member of the Marion Hill Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, and was a lifetime member of the Marion Hill Sportsman Club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Graham, and a brother, Richard D. Graham. Surviving are a son, Robert K. Graham, Rochester; a sister, Frances G. Graham, Parchment, Mich.; two brothers and two sisters-in-law, Robert H. and Theda Graham, North Sewickley Township, and John A. and Emeline Graham, Ellwood City; close friends, Baney and Tambra Willis, Rochester, and several 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 GABAUER FUNERAL HOME INC. at SYLVANIA HILLS MEMORIAL PARK INC. Mr. Graham will lie in state Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. in the Marion Hill Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. His pastor, the Rev. James Krouse will officiate. Private interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Inc., Daugherty Township. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the ARC Beaver County Chapter Inc., 1260 North Brodhead Road, Monaca, Pa. 15061. 

Don H. Jones, 85, of Beaver, died Saturday evening, Feb. 20, 1999, in Rochester Manor, Rochester, following an extended illness. Born May 3, 1913, in Georgetown, Ill., a son of the late John and Eunice Elder Jones, he retired in 1979 as a manufacturing engineer for the Westinghouse Electric Corp., Beaver plant, after 42 years of service. He was a member of the Beaver United Methodist Church, a member and former trustee of the Retired Men's Group, a member of Wilkinsburg Lodge 638 F&AM, New Castle Consistory, Beaver Valley Caravan 18, and the Syria Shrine, Pittsburgh. He was a Past District Commodore of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Second District, Eastern Region (involving five states) and held several offices in that organization for many years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran for four years serving on the U.S.S. Tennessee. Surviving are his wife, Jean Jones; a sister, Mrs. Doris Rishel, Uniontown, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, William Jones. There will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, at 1 p.m. in the Beaver United Methodist Church, 345 College Ave., Beaver, with his pastor, the Rev. Dennis M. Henley officiating. Private entombment will take place in the Beaver Cemetery Mausoleum. Friends may, if they wish, make memorial contributions to the Beaver United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or the Cerebral Palsy Association, Beaver/Butler County, Suite 1455, Butler, Pa. 16001. The J.T. ANDERSON JR. AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 205 College Ave., Beaver, is in charge of arrangements. 

Ruby Kimbrough, 81, of 1148 Franklin Ave., Aliquippa, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, in UPMC-Beaver Valley. Born Jan. 28, 1918, in Americus, Ga., a daughter of the late Charlie and Odessa Brown Blackmon, she resided in Aliquippa for 79 years, and was a former employee of Conrail and a lifelong member of the Triedstone Baptist Church, Aliquippa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lemeuel Jordan "Glenn" Kimbrough Sr., on Dec. 13, 1979; a daughter, Cheryl Ann Kimbrough, on July 28, 1983, and a sister, Zerie Taylor, on Jan. 10, 1997. She is survived by four sons and three daughters-in-law, Glenn (Ricky) Jr. and Cynthia Kimbrough, Mike and Lillian Kimbrough, Darryl and Linda Kimbrough, and Shawn Kimbrough, all of Aliquippa; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lois and Ronnie Bouler, Ambridge, and Marjorie "Margo" and Carl Collins, Aliquippa; 29 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, a sister, Exxie Oxendine, Aliquippa; five sisters-in-law, Rev. Edith Washington and Ruth Lee, both of Aliquippa; Dorothy Wiggins, Detroit, Mich.; Annie Kimbrough, Vanport, and Beatrice Kimbrough, Ambridge; cousins, James Woodyard, Geraldine Morris and the late Johnny Morris, all of Aliquippa, and devoted friends, Myrtle Dorsett, Ethel Thomas, Crosby Jeter, Loretta Anderson and James and Emma Thornton, all of Aliquippa, and a host of other relatives and friends. Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the SHEFFIELD ALIQUIPPA FUNERAL HOME, 920 Franklin Ave. Mrs. Kimbrough will lie in state on Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. in the Triedstone Baptist Church, with her pastor, the Rev. James Cherry Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Aliquippa. 

Lawrence "Ludy" Macioce, 87, a lifelong resident of the Beaver Falls area, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, in the emergency room of The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Feb. 14, 1912, in Italy, a son of the late Luigi and Anna Lolli Macioce, he was a meat clerk, retiring from the City Market of Beaver Falls. He was a member of Christ the Divine Teacher Roman Catholic Church, Chippewa Township, and the Sons of Italy, Beaver Falls. His friends knew him by Lou. He was an avid gardener, as anyone that drove by 37th St. Extension would know. Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann Ferguson Macioce; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert L. and Theresa Macioce, Ormond Beach, Fla., and Mark J. Macioce, Chippewa Township; a daughter and son-in-law, Anita M. and Cesare Orsini, Port Orange, Fla.; three brothers, Angelo Macioce, Pasadena, Calif.; Elmer Macioce, Springfield, Mo., and Andrew Macioce, New Middletown, Ohio; two sisters, Mary Weldon, Darlington, and Valentine Pezzi, Chippewa Township; five grandchildren, Alex Orsini, Michael Orsini, Erin Macioce, Jane Macioce and Mitchell Macioce, and 30 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Valentino Macioce, and two sisters, Lucia Macioce and Lucy Alexander. Friends will be received today from 1 to 9 p.m. in the LUTTON CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME, 117 Blackhawk Road, where prayers will be offered Friday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Church, Chippewa Township. Father Harry R. Sangl, his pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Chippewa Township. 

E. Joanne Nichols, 76, formerly of Worth Street, Corry, Pa., died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, in the Corry Manor Nursing Home where she had been a resident. Born Aug. 5, 1922, in Corry, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John and Gwendolyn Irwin Mulderick. Mrs. Nichols was raised and educated in Corry, graduating from Corry High School in 1940, where she was the senior class president. Following her marriage, her priority was taking care of her family. Later she attended the Rochester Nurses Training Program in Rochester Hospital, receiving her registered nurses degree in 1972. She then attended Slippery Rock University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 1973. She later attended St. Josephs College in Maine where she received her Master's Degree in Gerontology. Mrs. Nichols enjoyed sewing, refinishing furniture, gardening, quilting, reading and playing the piano. In additon to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard C. Nichols Sr., on June 3, 1990. They were married in Corry on May 31, 1941. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Judith Eileen Waddell, on March 17, 1998, and by a granddaughter, Elena Marja Nichols, in 1981. Mrs. Nichols is survived by three daughters, Margaret Nichols and her husband, David Pearl, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Mary Anne Ruskin and her husband, Andrew, Beaver, and Theresa Cox and her husband, Mark, Corry; three sons, Richard C. Nichols Jr. and his wife, Michelle, Port Richey, Fla.; James W. Nichols and his wife, Edie, Industry, and Matthew G. Nichols, Beaver; a sister, Jeanne Knap and her husband, James, Huddleston, Va.; 14 grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements were handled by the BRACKEN FUNERAL HOME, 315 North Center St., Corry, Pa. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of North Western Pa., 352 W. 8th St., Erie, Pa. 16502. 

William F. Palumbo, 64, of Aliquippa (Raccoon Township), died Monday evening, Feb. 22, 1999, at his Raccoon Township residence. Born July 26, 1934, in Monaca, a son of the late Giuseppe and Amalia Evangelista Palumbo, he was a retired teacher with the Western Beaver High School, and was a veteran of the Korean conflict, having served in the U.S. Navy on the Destroyer USS Vogelgasang. A Catholic by faith, he was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, both of Monaca. Surviving are two brothers and sisters-in-law, John A. and Olga Palumbo, Monaca, and Joseph A. and Joan Palumbo, Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Herbert Davis, Beaver, and numerous nieces and nephews. A blessing service will be held today at noon in BATCHELOR BROTHERS MONACA, 998 Atlantic Ave. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Parish Cemetery, Monaca. Full military honors will be provided by the Beaver County Special Unit. 

Gary J. Renkin, 49, of Patterson Township, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Aug. 30, 1949, in Pittsburgh, a son of George Renkin, Allison Park, and the late Betty Prosser Renkin, he was the former Chief of Police in Patterson Township and prior to that was an employee of the Westinghouse Electric Co., Beaver. He was a member of Christ the Divine Teacher Roman Catholic Church. He was a life member of the Beaver Valley Chiefs of Police Association, where he served as President in 1987 and Banquet Chairperson for many years. He received the Distinguished Service Award of the Chiefs of Police in 1990. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Police Beaver Valley Lodge 4; former member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters; former commissioner of the Blackhawk Recreational Softball League; a member of the Beaver County Police Review Board, and Beaver County L.E.P.C. Surviving are his wife, Judi Pratt Renkin; two daughters, Kellie D. and Beth A., both at home; a brother and sister-in-law, Wayne G. and Annemarie Renkin, Pittsburgh; a sister, Patricia A. McNally, Confluence, Pa.; a sister-in-law and dearest friend, Joanne Renkin, Chippewa Township, and three nephews and eight nieces. Friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. in the LUTTON CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME, 117 Blackhawk Rd., where prayers will begin Saturday at 10:20 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. at Christ the Divine Teacher Church. The Rev. Harry R. Sangl will officiate. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Chippewa Township. A vigil service will be conducted Friday at 3 p.m. in the funeral home. 

George A. Rice, 83, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Jan. 10, 1916, in Hackensack, N.J., a son of the late Don M. and Bertha Rice, he was a resident of Center Township for nine years and was a research engineer for General Electric Company. He was a member of Capital District, Association of the Deaf, and the National Fraternal Society of the Deaf. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma E. Rice, and a sister, Catherine Duym. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Glenn M. and Linda Rice, Schenectady, N.Y., and Robert A. Rice and Laurie Martin Rice, Center Township; six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Friends will be received today from 10 a.m. until the time of service at noon in the DARROCH MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 2640 Mill St., Aliquippa. Father Kleppner, of St. Frances Cabrini Roman Catholic Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Beaver Cemetery. 

Dennis R. Riddle, 50, of Butler, Pa., formerly of Monaca, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, in his home. Born Aug. 12, 1948, in Sewickley, a son of the late Robert and Helen Roman Riddle, he served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam and was a member of the Lyndora American Legion Post 778. Surviving are three daughters and two sons-in-law, Megan Riddle, Beaver Falls; Tawnia and John Campbell, and Tera and Christian O'Rosky, all of Center Township; three grandchildren; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Mark and Cathy Riddle, Economy; James and Barbara Riddle, Merced, Calif., and Kenneth and Karen Riddle, Leetsdale; a sister and brother-in-law, Flora and Bobby Newhouse, Economy, and his fiancee, Alexis McEathron, Butler. There was no visitation. A memorial service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the PAUL E. BOHN FUNERAL HOME INC., 1099 Maplewood Ave., Ambridge. 

Anna Margaret "Peggy" Schmitt, 81, of Longview, Texas, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, following a lengthy illness. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Longview, with the Rev. Gavin Vavarek officiating. A rosary will be recited by Deacon John Borens at 7 p.m. today in the RADER FUNERAL HOME, Longview, Texas. Entombment will be in Lakeview Mausoleum. Peggy was born Sept. 1, 1917, in Middletown, Pa., to Walter and Mary Fischel Rodfong. Her family moved to Midland when she was two years old. She lived in Midland for 50 years, until moving to Portsmouth, Ohio, in 1970. In 1982, the Schmitts retired to Longview, Texas. Peggy was active in Longview Community Theater and various other theatrical groups prior to moving to Longview. Peggy was a docent at the East Texas Oil Museum and a former president of the Civil War Round Table. She was a co-founder with her husband in establishing "Tennis & Crumpets" in Portsmouth, Ohio, and "Tennis & Tacos" in Longview as a major fund raiser for various charities. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Charles R. Schmitt, Longview; daughters, Melissa Ann Newman, Longview; Marian Loftus, Montgomery, Texas, and Mary Kristen Escher, Brewster, Mass.; sons, Charles D. Schmitt, Longview, and Arthur B. Schmitt, Wheeling, W. Va.; 19 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, sisters, Ruth Ellen Nevill, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., and Helen Pickering, Midland, and numerous nieces and nephews. Peggy had a zest for life which spread joy and enriched the lives of those around her, especially her family. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary's School Library Fund, 405 Hollybrook, Longview, Texas 75605. Visitation will be 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, following the Rosary. 

Eleanor L. Bonnell Shaffer, 78, of Beaver and formerly of Daugherty Township, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born April 14, 1920, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Charles and Anna Spann Bonnell, she was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, New Brighton, and the Beaver County Parkinson's Support Group. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Roy Shaffer, in March 1998. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Carolyn S.) Henderson, Brighton Township, and Mrs. Harold (Marilyn A.) Wissner, Daugherty Township; four grandchildren, Mrs. Jeff (Jodi) Girvan, Rocky Mount, N.C.; Leslie Wissner, Daugherty Township, and Matthew and Jeffrey Henderson, Brighton Township. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the DONALD D. DRUSCHEL FUNERAL HOME, 1612 Third Ave., New Brighton, where a service will be conducted Friday at 1:30 p.m. by the Rev. Lee P. Bittner, pastor of the Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church, Darlington. Private interment will be in Grove Cemetery. Friends may, if they wish, make memorial contributions to the Beaver County Parkinson's Support Group, c/o Judy Patterson, 170 Baker Rd., Beaver Falls, Pa. 15010. 

Helen Smolak, 77, of Williamsville, N.Y., formerly of Aliquippa, died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, in Millard Filmore Suburban Hospital, Williamsville. Born May 5, 1921, in Aliquippa, she was a daughter of the late Ignatius and Sarah (Waskovich) Debiec. She was preceded in death by a brother, John Debiec. Mrs. Smolak is survived by her husband, Michael Smolak; three daughters, Lynette Smolak and Roberta Caudill, both of Williamsville, N.Y., and Judy Lynn, Winston Salem, N.C.; two brothers, Joe and Henry Debiec, both of Aliquippa; a sister, Stella Pedhaniak, Aliquippa, and six grandchildren. 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 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Titus Roman Catholic Church, Aliquippa. Entombment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery Mausoleum, Hopewell Township. 

Randy Phillip Taormina, 42, of Monaca, died Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 23, 1999, in Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh, surrounded by his wife and children. Born May 3, 1956, in Beaver Falls, he was a beloved son of Genevieve Woods Taormina, of Monaca, and the late Phillip Taormina. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Christy J. Mangin. Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Terri Mangin Taormina, whom he married Feb. 19, 1977; a son, Randy Philip Taormina Jr., California, Pa.; two daughters, Tara Leigh Taormina and Christie Terese Taormina, both at home; a brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Margaret Taormina, in Florida; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Rhonda and James Kirkwood, Monaca, and Tarla Taormina, Crafton, Pa.; two brothers-in-law and their wives, Dr. and Mrs. John (Loretta) Mangin, Moon Township, and Chris and Renee Mangin, Monaca; two sisters-in-law and their husbands, Nancy and Bill Toomey, Ohio, and Antoinette and Joe Gottuso, Beaver Falls, and his mother-in-law, Teresa Mangin, Monaca. Randy was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Monaca; past president and coach of the Monaca Girls' Softball League; assistant basketball and football coach for Monaca High School, from where he graduated in the class of 1975. He was a former member of the P.N.A. Golf League, and was formerly employed at the J&L Steel Company, Aliquippa Works. Friends will be welcome today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in BATCHELOR BROTHERS MONACA, 998 Atlantic Ave. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. 

Anthony Topinka Sr., 91, formerly of North Huntingdon, Pa., died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, in the Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg. Born Aug. 8, 1907, in North Huntingdon, he was a son of the late Julius and Barbara Yasko Topinka. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a machinist for Westinghouse in Trafford. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church of Irwin and a former member of the Ushers Club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Dorchock Topinka; a son, Anthony Topinka Jr.; two brothers, Joseph and Stephen Topinka, and two sisters, Anna Topinka and Mary Schmidt. Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Schmidt, Aliquippa; a son, Joseph Topinka, North Irwin; 11 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME, Fifth and Oak Streets, Irwin, Pa. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Huntingdon. 

James C. "J.C." Vickers, 73, of Center Grange Road, Monaca, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Dec. 25, 1925, in Lax, W.Va., a son of the late Charles E. and Jewell Hager Vickers, he was a resident of Monaca for the past seven years. He retired from the U.S. Air Force and also from Pan Am World Airways, where he worked at the guided missile range in the Bahamas for 20 years. He attended the Monacrest Free Methodist Church, Monaca. He was a member of the F&AM Indian River Lodge 90, Titusville, Fla.; Azan Shriners Temple, Melbourne, Fla.; Scottish Rite, Orlando, Fla.; American Legion Post 580, Monaca, and Center Veterans Post 1821. He served four years with the Navy during World War II, and later 18 years with the U.S. Air Force where he received 18 campaign medals. Surviving are his wife, Beatrice Scholl Sambol Vickers; a son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Ann Vickers, Indiatlantic, Fla.; six stepsons and their wives, James and Sue Sambol III, Aliquippa; Rohn and Joni Sambol, Industry; Joseph and Adriana Sambol, Richmond, Texas; Randall and Barb Sambol, Houston, Texas; Richard and Lisa Sambol, Brighton Township, and John and Mary Sambol, Midland; a daughter and her husband, Raye Lynn and Michael Gluskin, Melbourne, Fla.; 25 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother and friend, Drexel Vickers, Titusville, Fla.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Geraldine Blankenship, Titusville, Fla., and Valeria and Denver Spears, Palm Bay, Fla.; numerous nieces and nephews; his brother-in-law and friend and his wife, Neil and Mea Scholl, Ford City, Pa.; and a sister-in-law and her husband, Marian and Joe Cochran, Brighton Township. He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Vickers, and a stepson, Robert Sambol. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the TODD FUNERAL HOME, 340 Third St., Beaver, where a service will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Deano Pulice of the Monacrest Free Methodist Church, Monaca. The Beaver County Special Unit will provide full military rites.


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