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James J. Amato, 76, of Shields Lane, Edgeworth, died Monday, March 1, 1999, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born March 8, 1922, in Ambridge, a son of the late Domenick and Jennie Roppo Amato, he was a resident of Edgeworth for the past 46 years and was a member of St. James Roman Catholic Church, Sewickley. He was the owner and operator of Amato Music of Ambridge. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Leetsdale VFW; Sewickley American Legion; Ambridge SOI, and Coraopolis Elks. An avid golfer, he was a life member of Beaver Lakes Country Club, Aliquippa. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Scarpino, in 1994. Surviving are his wife, Mildred Shaw Amato; a son and daughter-in-law, James D. and Lynne Amato, Sewickley; three daughters and a son-in-law, Ruth and Gary Werb, Ben Avon, and Jenny DeGori and Donna Amato, both of Edgeworth; seven grandchildren, James and Adrian DeGori, Matthew and Michael Werb, Gabrielle and Emily Amato, and Hugh Rice; a sister, Victoria Massi, Las Vegas, Nev., and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received today and Wednesday from 2 to 9 p.m. in the JOHN SYKA FUNERAL HOME, 833 Kennedy Drive, Ambridge, where a service will be conducted Thursday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. James Catholic Church, Sewickley, concelebrated by Father Ben Mwangi and Father George DeVille. Burial will follow in the church Cemetery, Sewickley Heights. 

Bertha (Avolio) Augustine, 77, of Aliquippa, died Monday, March 1, 1999, in UPMC - Beaver Valley. Born Oct. 23, 1921, in Aliquippa, she was a daughter of the late Phillip and Philomena (DeChellis) Avolio. Mrs. Augustine was a member of St. Titus Catholic Church and attended the St. Joseph Worship Site in West Aliquippa. Surviving are her husband, Joseph G. Augustine; a daughter, Sandra L. McFadden, and two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Robert McFadden, all of Villanova, Pa.; three brothers, Phillip Avolio, Ambridge; Ralph Avolio, West Aliquippa, and George Avolio, Coraopolis; three sisters, Lucy Joyce and Rose Arnold, both of Hopewell Township, and Mafalda Vukovcan, West Aliquippa, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Pat Avolio. There will be no visitation. A memorial Mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Joseph Worship Site, West Aliquippa. The WAYNE N. TATALOVICH FUNERAL HOME, 2205 McMinn St., Aliquippa, is handling arrangements. 

Melanee "Polly" Cobb, of 717 Grove St., Aliquippa, died Monday, March 1, 1999, in UPMC - Beaver Valley. Complete arrangements will be announced at a later date by the GOODEN & BROWN FUNERAL HOME, 214 Fifth Ave., Aliquippa. 

Judith Elizabeth Corbin, 28, a lifelong resident of Big Beaver, died Monday, March 1, 1999, in the emergency room of The Medical Center, Beaver. Born March 26, 1970, in Beaver Falls, a daughter of Ralph Corbin and Ella Mae Lindsay Corbin, of Big Beaver, she was a member of St. Ann Roman Catholic Church. Surviving, in addition to her parents, are paternal grandparents, Ralph A. and Evelyn Marie Toth Corbin, Darlington Township; maternal grandfather, John Lindsay, Big Beaver; a sister, Rachel Anne Corbin, at home, and aunts and uncles, John Lindsay, Marcella Urgitus, Mary Hall, Betty Roush, Marlene Market, Kenneth Corbin and Judy Lindner. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Ethel Lindsay, and an uncle, James Lindsay. Friends will be received Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the LUTTON CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME, 117 Blackhawk Road, where a service will be conducted Friday. Time of service will be announced in Thursday's Times. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery, Big Beaver. 

Jesse E. Edmunds, 77, of Economy, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999, in the Sewickley Valley Hospital, after an extended illness. Born Oct. 31, 1921, in Callery, Butler County, a son of the late Howard W. and Mildred Spencer Edmunds, he retired from LTV Steel, Aliquippa, on May 9, 1983, after 35 years of service and was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Ridge Road, Ambridge. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in World War II from Aug. 4, 1942, to Oct. 21, 1945. During this time, he served in Africa, Germany, Italy, and France and attained the rank of Corporal of the Battery D 214th Anti-Aircraft Artillary Battalion. He received the Good Conduct Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with six Bronze Stars. He reinlisted in the United States Army for a second time in 1946 and served as Staff Sergeant until 1949. An avid lover of music, Jesse was an accomplished guitarist who played the bass guitar in Mad Anthony's band and in several clubs in the area. He also enjoyed volunteering his time and talents at local nursing homes. Surviving are his wife, Violet Cafrelli Edmunds; a son and daughter-in-law, Gilbert and Philomena Edmunds, Aliquippa; four grandchildren, Brian, Chris, Melissa and Elizabeth; a brother and sister-in-law, Howard and LeVerne Edmunds, Eastvale, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Belle Bull and Betty Gerazounis, and three brothers, Leroy, Melvin, and Robert Sr. Edmunds. 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 conducted Wednesday at 10 a.m. Pastor Robert Fitzpatrick and Pastor Anthony J. Schneck will officiate. Entombment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum Inc., Daugherty Township. Full military rites will be provided by the Beaver County Special Unit. 

Charles Louis Gates Jr., 30, of 148 Baker St., Aliquippa, died unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, in his home. Born Jan. 4, 1969, in Aliquippa, a son of the late Charles Louis Gates Sr. and Gladys Gates, he was a graduate of Quigley Catholic High School. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Aliquippa. Surviving are his wife, Angela Lynn Blocker Gates, Bridgewater; a son, Tyler Kirkland, Midland; a daughter, Markeata Gates, Aliquippa; two aunts, Ora Lee Newman and Maggie Reynolds, both of Aliquippa; an uncle, Buddy Reynolds Sr., Aliquippa; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, James and Franchester Blocker Sr., Bridgewater; a brother-in-law, James Blocker Jr., Aliquippa; a sister-in-law, Marita Blocker, Aliquippa; eight cousins, Buddy Reynolds Jr., Moon Township; David Reynolds, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Jerome Reynolds, in Minnesota; Debra Smith, Atlanta, Ga., and Mary Martin, Jackie Billingslea Davis, and Rosa Billingslea, all of Aliquippa, and a host of other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the SHEFFIELD ALIQUIPPA FUNERAL HOME, 920 Franklin Ave., with Jackie Billingslea Davis officiating. 

John Wendell Hemphill, 85, of the Reformed Presbyterian Retirement Home, Pittsburgh, and formerly of Enon Valley, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, in the West Penn Hospital. Born March 13, 1913, in Northwood, Ohio, a son of the late Willis R. and Margaret Isabella Qua Hemphill, he was a member of the Geneva Reformed Presbyterian Church. A retired farmer and milk processor, he was a veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years on Jan. 2, 1999, Mabel McCready Hemphill, and a son, Boyd W. Hemphill. Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Richard M. and Nancy Hemphill, Kansas City, Kans.; David W. and Bonny Hemphill, Beaver Falls, and Paul W. and Nancy Hemphill, Cranberry Township; a daughter and son-in-law, Lois and Stanley Perry, Shawnee, Kans.; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Marguerite Dean, North Sewickley Township, and four brothers, Rev. Raymond Hemphill, Broomfield, Colo.; Robert Hemphill, Williard E. Hemphill and Kenneth Hemphill, all of Beaver Falls. 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. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Geneva Reformed Presbyterian Church, 4th Avenue and 31st Street, with his pastor, the Rev. Bruce Backensto officiating, assisted by the Rev. Bruce Hemphill and the Rev. Renwick Wright. Interment will follow in the Grandview Cemetery, Big Beaver. Contributions may be made, if desired, to the Reformed Presbyterian Retirement Home, 2344 Perrysville Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15214. 

Mr. Jonathan Kirk Huston, 38, of Covington, Ga., formerly of East Palestine, Ohio, died Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, in the DeKalb Medical Center. Born Sept. 10, 1960, in Lawrence County, Pa., a son of Robert and Jean Huston, of Conyers, Ga., he was a member of the Belmont Baptist Church, and was employed by Li-Way Transfer and Storage as a truck driver. He was a graduate of East Palestine High School, East Palestine, Ohio, and Hyles-Anderson College, Hammond, Ind. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a brother, David Huston, Houston, Texas; three sisters, Bobbi Redelman, Wheaton, Ill.; Jan Miller, Stockbridge, Ga., and Dori Barr, Beaver Falls, and nieces and nephews. A service was conducted Monday, March 1, 1999, in the Belmont Baptist Church, Covington, Ga. The Rev. Nolan Jackson and the Rev. Denny Heiber officiated. Memorial gifts may be made to the Gideons International Memorial Bibles, P.O. Box 686, Conyers, Ga. 30012. The HENRY FUNERAL HOME, Lithonia, Ga., was in charge of arrangements. 

Daniel L. Latchaw, 50, of Tampa, Fla., died Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999, in his home. Born Aug. 31, 1948, in Franklin, Pa., a son of Ethel M. Zerbe Latchaw and the late David E. Latchaw, he worked in the telecommunication field. He was a Marine veteran of the Vietnam War. Surviving are a son, Jason Latchaw, Beaver, and a daughter, Lori Latchaw, Beaver; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Terry and Chris Latchaw, David Latchaw, and Dennis Latchaw, all of Franklin, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Latchaw, and a sister, Ellen Latchaw. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the ROBERT W. GARDINIER FUNERAL HOME INC., 1315 Chestnut St., Franklin, Pa., where a service will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. Fred Hefferman, chaplain of the Franklin VFW, will officiate. Interment will follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery. 

Mary E. (Biedenbach) Lucas, of Bethel Park, Pa., formerly of Munhall, Pa., died Monday, March 1, 1999, in the Franciscan Manor Nursing Home, Beaver Falls. Wife of the late John P. Lucas, she was the mother of Mary Ellen Petro of Beaver, Linda Donahue of Bethel Park and John P. Lucas of Golden, Colo.; sister of Joseph Biedenbach and the late Marc Biedenbach, and grandmother of Dylan Lucas. Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall, Pa. A funeral service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Cathedral, Munhall. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Munhall. 

Barbara Mikovich, 90, of Aliquippa, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, in UPMC-Beaver Valley. Born Feb. 7, 1909, in Aliquippa, a daughter of the late James Mikovich and Frances (Shutti) Mikovich-Yazvac, she was a member of St. Titus Roman Catholic Church, Aliquippa, and was a retired employee of the tin mill of LTV Steel. Surviving are three nephews, James J. Agich, Calcutta, Ohio; Dr. George J. Agich and his wife, Mary Kate, Shaker Heights, Ohio, and Robert Rock and his wife, Marion, in New Jersey; two nieces, Margaret Faltenovich and her husband, Jerry, Hopewell Township, and Margaret Yazvac, Stowe, Ohio, and several great nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Anna Rock and Mary M. Agich. Friends will be received today from 6 to 9 p.m. in the WAYNE N. TATALOVICH FUNERAL HOME, 2205 McMinn St., Aliquippa, where a service will be conducted Wednesday at 9 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Titus Catholic Church, Aliquippa. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hopewell Township. 

Virginia Freed Mullins Parker, 68, of Columbia, Tenn., fomerly of Homewood, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, after a battle with cancer. Born July 10, 1930, in Homewood, Pa., she was a member of the Homewood Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim, in 1990, and her father, Sherman Freed in 1970. Surviving are her dear mother, Mary E. Abert, Homewood; four sons, Charles Mullins, in Florida; Harold Mullins, New Galilee; Robert Mullins, and Johnny Mullins, in California; a daughter, Bonnie, Slippery Rock, Pa.; five grandchildren; a great-grandson; four brothers and three sisters-in-law, John Freed, Beaver Falls; Delmar and Viola Freed, Homewood, with whom Mary resides; William and Sandy Freed, Clearwater, Fla., and George and Joyce Freed, New Castle, and several aunts and uncles. A memorial service will be held Thursday, March 4, 1999, at 7:30 p.m. in the Homewood Methodist Church, First Avenue. 

Louise H. Turner, 71, of Ohioville, died Sunday afternoon, Feb. 28, 1999, in her home following a brief illness. Born June 8, 1927, in Washington County, Pa., a daughter of the late Marion C. and Hannah Hutchison, she was a resident of Ohioville for the past 39 years. She retired in 1992 as cafeteria manager for the Western Beaver School District after over 25 years of service. She was a member of the Clarksville Christian Church, Clarksville, Pa., and attended the Fairview Reformed Presbyterian Church P.C.A., Ohioville. She was also a member of the Fairview Grange and the Rebekah Lodge. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren C. Turner, on June 11, 1980. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel W. and Susan Turner, Brighton Township, and David C. and Cindy Turner, Imperial; a daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca L. and Dominic A. D'Egidio, Ohioville; five grandchildren, Rachael, Leigh, Drew, Vincent and Deanna; a brother, Emmett Hutchison, Lorraine, Ohio, and a sister, Mrs. Helen Litman, Waynesburg, Pa. Visitation and services will be private. The Rev. Richard Raines, pastor of the Fairview Reformed Presbyterian Church P.C.A., will officiate. Interment will take place in Beaver Cemetery, Beaver. Friends may, if they wish, make memorial contributions to the Fairview Reformed Presbyterian Church P.C.A., 6366 Tuscarawas Rd., Industry, Pa. 15052. The J.T. ANDERSON JR. AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 205 College Ave., Beaver, is in charge of arrangements. 

Frank Vincent, 63, a resident of Aliquippa for 10 years, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Oct. 21, 1935, in East Providence, R.I., a son of the late Frank and Angelina Vincent, he worked in corporate security for USAir. Before working at USAir, he worked as a security consultant at Rhode Island Electric Protective Co., Providence, and also with the sales engineering department in the development of security systems for a range of industrial, commercial and residential clients. He previously was a security officer at People's Bank, Providence, and before that was security manager at Rhode Island Hospital Trust National Bank. After his retirement, he worked at Kaufmann's and Boscov's at the Beaver Valley Mall. He was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Roman Catholic Church, Center Township, where he served as a lector and eucharistic minister. Surviving is his wife, Jacqueline Vincent, Aliquippa. 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 Wednesday 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 be in Rhode Island. A wake service will be held today at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home. 

Funeral services for the late Anna Gertrude (Mrs. Lorne) Ward will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Chippewa United Methodist Church. Her pastor, the Rev. James Tubbs, will officiate. Burial will be in Beaver Cemetery Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in CAMPBELL'S CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME. Mrs. Ward died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, in Franciscan Manor, where she had been a resident for a month. She was 81 years old. A native of Beaver Falls, she had been a resident of Patterson Arms for many years after the death of her husband in 1980. Before that she resided in Chippewa Township. She was a daughter of the late Ruth Moltrup Ward and Frederick F. Ward. She married Lorne Ward in 1941. Mrs. Ward was a member of the Chippewa United Methodist Church and was very active in the Wesleyan Circle of the church. She also was a member of the Patterson Heights Book Club, the New Century Club of Beaver Falls, and the Women's Auxiliary of the Salvation Army. A graduate of Beaver Falls High School and of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., she had worked briefly in the office of Moltrup Steel Products Co., Beaver Falls, before devoting her time as a homemaker for her husband and children. Mrs. Ward is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Margaret Ward Pizzuto and her husband, Gary, of Tucson, Ariz.; a son and daughter-in-law, James T.M. Ward and his wife, Nancy, of Las Vegas, Nev.; three grandchildren, Kathryn Anne Pizzuto of Tucson, and Patrick and Jennifer Ward of Las Vegas; an aunt, Margaret Moltrup (Mrs. Eugene F.) Jannuzi, of Patterson Heights; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Walter S. (Helen) Ward, Chippewa Township, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and her parents, Mrs. Ward was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Kathryn Newell and Mrs. Barbara Walter. The family suggests contributions to a favorite charity in lieu of flowers. 

Mary S. Wasko, 101, formerly of Ambridge, died Monday, March 1, 1999, in the Beaver Valley Nursing Center, Chippewa Township. Born Nov. 17, 1897, in Mount Pleasant, Pa., a daughter of the late John and Mary Dzurille Shulick, she was a member of the former Divine Redeemer Catholic Church and was a former member of the Rosary Society of the church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Wasko, on Jan. 13, 1930; three brothers, John Shulick Jr., on Dec. 28, 1996; John G. Shulick, in October 1968, and Andrew Shulick, in November 1956, and a sister, Susan Shulick, in November 1942. Surviving are several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the PAUL E. BOHN FUNERAL HOME INC., 1099 Maplewood Ave., Ambridge, where a service will be conducted Thursday at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. in the Good Samaritan Parish, St. Stanislaus Worship Site. Interment will follow in Good Samaritan Cemetery, Divine Redeemer Site. 

George William Bable, 59, of Freedom, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, in his residence. Born Aug. 20, 1939, in Darlington, a son of the late Harry and Mildred (McGowan) Bable, he had worked as a laborer in a ship building yard. Surviving are his loving wife, Connie Lee (Wingrove) Bable; a daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Stephen (April) King, Hull, Mass.; four sons and three daughters-in-law, George G. Bable, in Michigan; Kenneth and Christine Bable, Dorchester, Mass.; Thomas and Annie Wingrove, Freedom, and George and Elizabeth Wingrove, Connellsville, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Kelly King, Brian and Robin Bable, Thomas Wingrove, Devon Wingrove, Dawnhel Wingrove and Kylee Wingrove; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Richard H. Bable; Thomas and Jesse Bable, Beaver Falls, and Paul and Carol Bable, Enon Valley, and several nieces and nephews. There was no public visitation. LACOCK CREMATION SERVICE of Rochester was in charge of arrangements. 

Betty J. Snitger Brashears, 82, of Monacatootha Apartments, Monaca, formerly of Marion Hill, New Brighton, died Tuesday, March 2, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver, following a brief illness. Born Nov. 25, 1916, in Beaver, a daughter of the late Howard Vernon and Catherine Vanard Snitger, she had been a resident of Monaca since 1989 having formerly resided in New Brighton. She retired in 1992 as a counter clerk at DeAngelis Donut Shops after 38 years of service, and was a 1935 graduate of Beaver High School. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Brashears Sr., on March 7, 1977; a son, Robert C. Brashears Jr., on June 14, 1986, and a brother, Robert Snitger. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, John H. and Pam Brashears, Moody, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lois Brashears, Brighton Township; a brother, James H. Snitger, Beaver; a sister, Mrs. Gloria Nudi, Freedom; four grandchildren, Mark Brashears, Waldorf, Md.; Robin Brashears, Ocean City, Md., and Rebecca and Amanda Brashears, Mesa, Ariz., and two great-grandchildren, Samantha and Marisa Brashears, Waldorf, Md. Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the J.T. ANDERSON JR. AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 205 College Ave., Beaver, where a funeral service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. William R. Wilson, retired Methodist minister, officiating. Entombment will follow in Allegheny Cemetery Mausoleum, Pittsburgh. 

Frank V. Calabro, 81, of Springfield, Mass., owner of the former Six Corners Jewelers on Walnut Street, died Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, in Niantic, Conn. He owned the store from 1956-1990 when he retired. Born in Ellwood City, he moved to Springfield in 1952 and was a communicant of Holy Family Church. He was a graduate of Western Pennsylvania Horological Institute of Pittsburgh where he taught watch repair for seven years. He was also the former president of the Watchmakers Association of Springfield. His wife, the former Daisy Tepsic died in 1990. He leaves two sons, Brother (Dominic) Donald, of the Society of St. Paul, Staten Island, N.Y., and Robert A., North Stonington, Conn.; two brothers, Guy and Anthony Calabro, Aliquippa; four sisters, Margaret Palen and Antoinette Taglieri, Aliquippa; Angelina Pierce, Branford, Conn., and Jennie Mariano, East Haven, Conn., and two grandchildren. The funeral was held Tuesday morning from TAZZINI FUNERAL HOME, 22 Locust St., Springfield, Mass., with a Mass in Holy Family Church. Burial followed in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Springfield. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to Holy Family Church, 235 Eastern Ave., Springfield, Mass. 01109. 

Judith Elizabeth Corbin, 28, a lifelong resident of Big Beaver, died Monday, March 1, 1999, in the emergency room of The Medical Center, Beaver. Born March 26, 1970, in Beaver Falls, a daughter of Ralph Corbin and Ella Mae Lindsay Corbin, of Big Beaver, she was a member of St. Ann Roman Catholic Church. Surviving, in addition to her parents, are paternal grandparents, Ralph A. and Evelyn Marie Toth Corbin, Darlington Township; maternal grandfather, John Lindsay, Big Beaver; a sister, Rachel Anne Corbin, at home, and aunts and uncles, John Lindsay, Marcella Urgitus, Mary Hall, Betty Roush, Marlene Market, Kenneth Corbin and Judy Lindner. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Ethel Lindsay, and an uncle, James Lindsay. 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 LUTTON CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME, 117 Blackhawk Road, where a service will be conducted Friday. Time of service will be announced in Thursday's Times. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery, Big Beaver. 

Virginia Irene Cunnard, 82, formerly of Leetsdale, died Monday, March 1, 1999, in the Valley Care Nursing Home. Born Sept. 23, 1916, in Sewickley, a daughter of the late John Jacob Greney and Savilla Fry, she lived in the Sewickley area all of her life and had attended Edgeworth, Sewickley and Leetsdale schools. Mrs. Cunnard attended Chesebrough Seminary in North Chili, N.Y., for two years, was a retired licensed practical nurse from the Sewickley Valley Hospital, where she worked for 16 years. She was a member of the Sewickley Baptist Church and was a Sunday school teacher for 43 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, David R. Cunnard, on May 11, 1983. Surviving are four sons, John J. Cunnard, Economy; Walter David Cunnard and David Russell Cunnard, both of Glenfield, and Kenneth Allen Cunnard, Ambridge; 10 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. 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 RICHARD D. COLE FUNERAL HOME, 328 Beaver St., Sewickley, where a service will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Raymond Sissel of New York, former minister of the Sewickley Baptist Church, will officiate. Interment will follow in Sewickley Cemetery. 

Elizabeth Alice Leadman, 72, of Syke Street, Winnabow, N.C., died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, at 2 p.m. in the Brunswick Cove Nursing Home, Leland, N.C. Born Jan. 22, 1927, in her home in Monaca, Pa., a daughter of the late Walter Sr. and Viola Reynolds, she had been a resident of Center Township for 60 years. She was a housewife and a waitress at the Monaca Inn, Monaca. While in Beaver County, she was a member of the Van Kirk Lutheran Church, Center Township; Ladies Auxiliary to Volunteer Fire Department 3, Center Township, and the FOE in Monaca and Rochester. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Leadman Sr.; a daughter, Frances Leadman, and two brothers, Thomas Morris and Walter Reynolds. Surviving are three sons, Robert M. Jr., James E. and Joseph R. Leadman, all of Winnabow, N.C.; three daughters, Linda Mullens and Judy Galloway, both of Winnabow, and Karen Bango, Rochester; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Earl and George Reynolds, both of Center Township, and Darius Reynolds, Wilmington, N.C., and three sisters, Sabina Zeiber, Center Township; Violet Lubert, Freedom, and Viola Radovich, Winnabow, N.C. Friends were received Monday at 9 a.m. in the COBLE, WARD & SMITH FUNERAL HOME, Wilmington, N.C. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Union Cemetery. The Rev. Myron Schevy, of the Van Kirk Lutheran Church, Center Township, will officiate. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Monaca. 

Mary E. (Biedenbach) Lucas, of Bethel Park, Pa., formerly of Munhall, Pa., died Monday, March 1, 1999, in the Franciscan Manor Nursing Home, Beaver Falls. Wife of the late John P. Lucas, she was the mother of Mary Ellen Petro of Beaver, Linda Donahue of Bethel Park, John P. Lucas of Golden, Colo., and the late Marc Lucas; sister of Joseph Biedenbach, and grandmother of Dylan Lucas. Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall, Pa. A funeral service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Cathedral, Munhall. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery, Munhall. 

Clara Mae Cowie Mason, 73, of Beaver Falls, died Monday, Mar. 1, 1999, in the Providence Health Care Center. Born Oct. 5, 1925, in Beaver Falls, a daughter of the late Raymond and Hilda Bartel Cowie, she was a member of the First Reformed Presbyterian Church, the Women's Auxiliary to the Disabled American Veterans, and the Multiple Sclerosis Society. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie L. Mason, in 1994; an infant daughter, Cindy Mason, in 1960; a sister, Ruth Cowie, and a brother, Raymond Cowie. She is survived by four sons and three daughters-in-law, Raymond and Penny Mason, Islamorada, Fla.; Mark and Connie Mason, Ellwood City; Ricky Mason, Chatsworth, Ga., and Randy and Caroline Mason, Stockbridge, Ga.; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Robert (Wilma) Tindall, South Beaver Township; a good friend of the family, Drew Kirsch, Chatsworth Ga.; a niece, Connie Sano, West Mayfield, and a nephew, Denny Tindall, South Beaver Township. Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. in CAMPBELL'S BEAVER FALLS FUNERAL HOME, 14th Street and Eighth Avenue. Her pastor, the Reverend Keith Black will officiate. Private interment will follow in Concord Cemetery, North Sewickley Township. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the Multiple Sclerosis Service Society, 4401 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15224. 

Anna V. Pelino, 82, a resident of Ambridge for 40 years, died Tuesday morning, March 2, 1999, in the Ohio Valley Hospital. Born Dec. 17, 1916, in Trenton, N.J., a daughter of the late Michael and Anna Vincz, she had been employed as a clerk at Roberts Clothing in Ambridge for 30 years. She was a member of St. Titus Roman Catholic Church, Aliquippa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph R. Pelino; two brothers, John and Michael Vincz, and two sisters, Mary Payne and Dorothy Vincz. Surviving are three sisters and a brother-in-law, Mrs. Dolores Chilli, Center Township; Margaret and Don Santagata, and Helen Husted, Miami, Fla., and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-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 blessing service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery. 

Louise H. Turner, 71, of Ohioville, died Sunday afternoon, Feb. 28, 1999, in her home following a brief illness. Born June 8, 1927, in Washington County, Pa., a daughter of the late Marion C. and Hannah Hutchison, she was a resident of Ohioville for the past 39 years. She retired in 1992 as cafeteria manager for the Western Beaver School District after over 25 years of service. She was a member of the Clarksville Christian Church, Clarksville, Pa., and attended the Fairview Reformed Presbyterian Church P.C.A., Ohioville. She was also a member of the Fairview Grange and Lady Clark Rebekah Lodge 191, Clarksville, Pa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren C. Turner, on June 11, 1980. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel W. and Susan Turner, Brighton Township, and David C. and Cindy Turner, Imperial; a daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca L. and Dominic A. D'Egidio, Ohioville; five grandchildren, Rachael, Leigh, Drew, Vincent and Deanna; a brother, Emmett Hutchison, Lorraine, Ohio, and a sister, Mrs. Helen Litman, Waynesburg, Pa. Visitation and services will be private. The Rev. Richard Raines, pastor of the Fairview Reformed Presbyterian Church P.C.A., will officiate. Interment will take place in Beaver Cemetery, Beaver. Friends may, if they wish, make memorial contributions to the Fairview Reformed Presbyterian Church P.C.A., 6366 Tuscarawas Rd., Industry, Pa. 15052. The J.T. ANDERSON JR. AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 205 College Ave., Beaver, is in charge of arrangements. 

Mary S. Wasko, 101, formerly of Ambridge, died Monday, March 1, 1999, in the Beaver Valley Nursing Center, Chippewa Township. Born Nov. 17, 1897, in Mount Pleasant, Pa., a daughter of the late John and Mary Dzurille Shulick, she was a member of the former Divine Redeemer Catholic Church and was a former member of the Rosary Society of the church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Wasko, on Jan. 13, 1930; three brothers, John Shulick Jr., on Dec. 28, 1996; John G. Shulick, in October 1968, and Andrew Shulick, in November 1956, and a sister, Susan Shulick, in November 1942. Surviving are several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the PAUL E. BOHN FUNERAL HOME INC., 1099 Maplewood Ave., Ambridge, where a service will be conducted Thursday at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. in the Good Samaritan Parish, St. Stanislaus Worship Site. Interment will follow in Good Samaritan Cemetery, Divine Redeemer Site.


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