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Mary Ballish, 96, of Monaca, died Tuesday evening, March 2, 1999. Born Oct. 29, 1902, in Trager, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Matthew and Anna Vansack Yendrek. A homemaker, Mrs. Ballish was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Monaca, and the Christian Mothers of the church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Ballish, on May 18, 1963; a granddaughter, Patricia Weigle, in 1983; five brothers, and four sisters. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, James and Betty Ballish, and two daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy and James Mooney, and Rose and Frank Lyons, all of Monaca; a brother, George Yendrek, Brookville, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter, and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be welcome today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in BATCHELOR BROTHERS MONACA, 998 Atlantic Ave., where prayers will be offered Saturday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monaca. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. 

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 today 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. 

Melanee "Polly" Cobb, 85, of 717 Grove St., Aliquippa, died Monday, March 1, 1999, in UPMC - Beaver Valley. Born Nov. 17, 1913, in Bluffton, Ga., she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Emma Cowart Moore and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Triedstone Baptist Church since 1925, where she served as a deaconess, a member of the senior choir, Missionary Society, Adult Sunday School Class, Church Floral Club, Senior Ministry and was chairman of the Kitchen Committee. She was a former member of the Augumented Chorus and was a Linkage volunteer at Aliquippa Hospital. She was a 1932 graduate of Woodlawn High School and attended the Community College of Beaver County, where she received her certification in upholstery. A well known seamstress, she worked in three cleaning establishments in Aliquippa and had a flourishing business in her home. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Willie Hale, and her second husband, Julius Cobb, in 1984. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Willa Erma "Toog" and Andrew Jackson, Aliquippa; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Charles Hale, Aliquippa, and Allan and Dorothy Cobb, Pittsburgh; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Wilbert (Rita) Singletary, Aliquippa; five grandchildren, Ellese, Joyce and Andrew Jackson Jr., and Serita Morris, all of Aliquippa, and Kenyatta Sublet, Beaver Falls; five great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. James Downing, and Mrs. Annie Cobb, all of Aliquippa; Mr. and Mrs. Kirby Taylor, and Charles Cobb, all of Englewood, N.J., and Mrs. Jewel Dean, Washington, D.C.; very close friends, Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Price, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Henry, Earlena Powell, Minnie Robertson, John Alexander, Pauline Heard, Mary Morris, Grace Simmons and Delores Jones, all of Aliquippa; Arvil Vreen, Beaver Falls, and Eltyna Dickson and Jimmy Powell, both of Oakland, Calif., and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Friends will be received today from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Triedstone Baptist Church, Aliquippa, where a service will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. The Rev. James Cherry Jr., her pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Aliquippa. The GOODEN & BROWN FUNERAL HOME, 214 Fifth Ave., Aliquippa, is in charge of arrangements. 

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 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the LUTTON CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME, 117 Blackhawk Road, where a blessing service will be conducted Friday at 10 a.m. Father James Krah will officiate. 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 Jacob Greuey and Savilla Fye Greuey, 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 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. 

Catherine M. Dugan, 79, a 13-year resident of Moon Township and formerly of Oakdale, died Wednesday, March 3, 1999, in Mariner Health Care Center of West Hills. Born July 20, 1919, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late John and Margaret (McGuigan) Gottschalk, she was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent C. Dugan; a daughter, Patricia Altieri, and three sisters, Dorothy Merendino, Flora Keitchen, and Betty Gottschalk. Surviving are five children, James Dugan, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Margaret Regalski, Pittsburgh; John Dugan, Aliquippa; Kathleen Regalski, Moon Township, and Mary Skoff, McDonald, Pa.; 11 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Friends will be received today from 12 to 2 and 5 to 9 p.m. in the COPELAND MOON TOWNSHIP FUNERAL HOME, 981 Brodhead Rd. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in Holy Trinity Church with Father Bob Herman officiating. Burial will be in St. Augustine Cemetery. 

Charles "Coach" Henry Jr., 61, of Hopewell, died Wednesday, March 3, 1999, in Allegheny General Hospital. Complete arrangements will be announced in Friday's Times by the WAYNE N. TATALOVICH FUNERAL HOME, 2205 McMinn St., Aliquippa. 

Irene C. Holcomb, 68, a lifelong resident of the Beaver Valley area, died Tuesday, March 2, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born April 30, 1930, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late William and Charlotte Dugan, she was a homemaker and a Catholic by faith. Surviving are five sons and three daughters-in-law, Earl G. Holcomb Jr., at home; William J. and Kim Holcomb, Beaver Falls; Ronald L. Holcomb, at home; Michael A. and Karen Holcomb, Baden, and David G. and Beth Holcomb, Woodbridge, Va.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Kay Dugan, and Edward and Sandra Dugan, all of Ambridge; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Eleanor Gillies, Los Alamitos, Calif., and Doris and Willie Yuchinsky, Kissimmee, Fla., and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl G. Holcomb, on Nov. 11, 1985, and a sister, Ann Holcomb. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the LUTTON BEAVER FALLS FUNERAL HOME, 1117 Fifth Ave., where a blessing service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. Father Don Bischof, of the Divine Mercy Parish, will officiate. Interment will follow in Beaver Falls Cemetery, Chippewa Township. 

Edith Jean Porter Hostutler, 62, of Daugherty Township, died early Wednesday, March 3, 1999. Born April 9, 1936, in New Cumberland, W.Va., a daughter of the late Lawrence and Stella Marie Porter, she was a member of the Sylvania Hills Baptist Church, Rochester. Surviving are her husband of 46 years, Gerald Hostutler; four sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Cindy Hostutler, Houston, Texas; Robert and Cynthia Hostutler, Baden; Rick and Barbara Hostutler, Rochester, and Dave and Victoria Hostutler, New Brighton; a daughter, Tracy Hostutler, Patterson Township; 11 grandchildren, Jennifer, Stephanie, Eric, Kellie, Justin, Holly, Ricky, Mindy, David, Ashley and Samantha; two brothers, Carl and Eugene Porter, both of New Cumberland, W.Va., and two sisters, Martha Boggs, Irondale, Ohio, and Betty Lou Rossi, New Cumberland, W.Va. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Evelyn Hoder, Thelma Dimino, Lucille Narcavish and Ruth Edgell, and two brothers, William and Charles Porter. 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. Her pastor, the Rev. Michael Bailey, will officiate. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Daugherty Township. 

James LaRitz, 68, of 1122 Beaver Ave., Ellwood City, died March 2, 1998, in the Ellwood City Hospital. Born Dec. 8, 1930, in Ellwood City, a son of the late Samuel and Antoinette LaRitz, he formerly worked at the Babcock & Wilcox Tubular Products Co., West Mayfield. Surviving are his wife, Thelma Patterson LaRitz; two daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle and Donnie Zimmerman, and Terri and John Wilcox; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Cevilla Patterson; three grandchildren, and two brothers and two sisters, John and Eugene LaRitz, and Mrs. William (Charlene) Shaffer, all of Ellwood City and Mrs. Harold (Judy) Davis, Rochester. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME, Sixth Street at Park Avenue, Ellwood City, where services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Donald Coleman, of the First Church of God of Ellwood City, officiating. Burial will be in Clinton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ellwood City Area Public Library or the Ellwood City Meals on Wheels Program. 

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. A blessing service will be held today at 11 a.m. in the DARROCH MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 2640 Mill St., Aliquippa. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery. 

David V. Ramsey, 79, of Frankfort Springs, died Monday, March 1, 1999, in his home. Born April 11, 1919, in Hanover Township, Washington County, a son of the late Harlan and Iona May Carson Ramsey, he was a graduate of Burgettstown High School and was a member of the Hebron United Presbyterian Church, Clinton, where he served as an elder. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Air Force in England and Germany. He was held as a Prisoner of War for 18 months in Germany. His wife, Lucille Erwin Ramsey, whom he married April 21, 1960, died in February 1995. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Harry, James and Charles Ramsey. Surviving are five nephews, Carl Ramsey, Kingsland, Texas; Richard Ramsey, Denver, Colo.; Robert and Bruce Ramsey, both of Burgettstown, and Howard Ramsey, Hookstown. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the WELCH FUNERAL HOME, Hookstown, where the Rev. Patricia Deeter, his pastor, will conduct services Friday at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Mill Creek Hill Cemetery, Hookstown. 

George C. Robbins, 82, of New Brighton, died Tuesday, March 2, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Feb. 22, 1917, in Rochester, a son of the late Clarence A. and Mathilda Werner Robbins, he was a retired employee of Colt Industries, Midland. He was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Brighton; Edith Lodge 812 IOOF, and Harrison Graham Encampment 116, both of Freedom. A veteran of World War II serving in the Army Air Force, he was a member of Anderson-Adkins American Legion Post 19, New Brighton, and was a former member of the New Brighton Lions Club and the New Brighton Fire Department Police. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth E. Powell Robbins, on April 5, 1993. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Pamela J.) Cox, Beaver, and Eleanor Rossi, Dayton, Ohio; a friend, Sue Brewer, Dayton, Ohio; five grandchildren, Douglas Cox, Donna Cox and Christene Cox, all of New Brighton; Paul Rossi II, Beaver, and Rory and Margo Rossi, Augsburgh, Germany; four great-grandchildren; a brother, William A. Robbins, New Galilee, and a sister, Marjorie Strecker, Baden. Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the DONALD D. DRUSCHEL FUNERAL HOME, 1612 Third Ave., New Brighton, where services will be conducted Saturday at 10 a.m., by his pastor, the Rev. Robert J. Hartman. Entombment will be private. 

Theda M. "Tizzy" (Schmidley) Ruby, 70, of Lancaster Township, died Wednesday, March 3, 1999, in Butler Memorial Hospital, Butler. Born Feb. 13, 1929, in Rochester, a daughter of the late Joseph A. and Geneva (Trimber) Schmidley, she had been employed as a waitress by Frank Lamb's Zelienople Restaurant for 20 years and was a homemaker. She was a member of Grace Church of Harmony. She was preceded in death by her husband, George E. "Jim" Ruby, who died Sept. 7, 1995; a son; a daughter; a granddaughter, and a brother. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John (Neva) McClymonds, Cranberry Township, and Mrs. Robert (Sandra) Sipes, Butler; four sons, Edward L. Ruby, Butler; Wayne O. Ruby and John L. Ruby, both of Harmony, and Donald C. Ruby, New Castle; a brother Robert Schmidley, Rochester; 12 grandchildren, and two great-granddaughters. 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 BOYLAN FUNERAL HOME, 324 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople, where a funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David Goetschius, pastor of Grace Church of Harmony, officiating. Interment will be in Grace Church Cemetery, Harmony. 

Steven C. Brocius, 77, of Beaver Falls, died Thursday, March 4, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Dec. 4, 1921, in Summerville, Pa., a son of the late Ira B. and Lyda A. Keth Brocius, he was a resident of Pittsburgh prior to moving to Beaver Falls in 1986. He retired from the St. Regis Paper Co. in 1985; was a World War II veteran having served in the United States Army Air Force on Saipan and the Pacific Theater, and was a member of the American Legion Post 5 in Pittsburgh. He is survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Jane and Victor J. Mannarino, Beaver Falls, and Olive Katherine and Vaughn Fowler, New Kensington, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers, Thelma Garrett, Maxine Bain, Georgia Petrella, Jack Brocius and William Brocius. Friends will be received Saturday from noon until time of service at 2 p.m. in the SPRATT FUNERAL HOME, 1901 Seventh Ave., BEAVER FALLS. The Rev. Henry Howells of the Church of the Living Christ, Bridgewater, will officiate. Private interment will be in Beaver Falls Cemetery, Chippewa Township. 

Thelma Estel, 79, of Raccoon Township, died Thursday, March 4, 1999, in Golfview Manor, following a brief illness. Born July 10, 1919, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Neff Illig, she was a member of the Service United Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her husband, Ralph Estel; two sons, George Smalley, Kansas City, Mo., and James Smalley, Chester; two stepsons, Jack Estel, Independence Township, and Terry Estel, Raccoon Township; a daughter, Donna Beabout, Chester, a stepdaughter, Bonnie Ross, Raccoon Township; 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one great-great grandchild, three brothers, and a sister. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the WELCH FUNERAL HOME, Hookstown, where a service will be conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. Interment will be in Mill Creek Hill Cemetery, Hookstown. 

Phyllis Louise Aston Hall, 68, of Sewickley, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, in her home. Born Oct. 25, 1930, in Sewickley, a daughter of the late Edward Phillip and Margaret Johnson Aston, she was a retired nurse from the Sewickley Valley Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Essie C. Hall, in 1959. Surviving are two daughters, Margaret Hall Mosley, Sewickley, and Sylvia Hall Booker, McKees Rocks; her grandmother, the Rev. Ocie Johnson, and three grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the RICHARD D. COLE FUNERAL HOME, 328 Beaver St., Sewickley. The Rev. Ocie Johnson, Mrs. Hall's grandmother, will officiate. Private interment will be in Coraopolis Cemetery. 

Charles "Coach" Henry Jr., 61, of Hopewell Township, died Wednesday, March 3, 1999, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born Sept. 26, 1937, in Sewickley, a son of Marianne (Kelliher) Henry, of Hopewell Township, and the late Charles Henry Sr., he was a retired employee of the 14 inch mill and the maintenance department of LTV Steel Aliquippa. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, Hopewell Township; Knights of Columbus, and the Beaver County Dart League. He was a peacetime veteran having served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Henry was a former baseball coach at Freedom Area High School, a former football equipment manager for Hopewell High and Freedom Area High School, and a founding member and former coach of the Beaver County Hockey Association. In addition to his mother, he will be sadly missed by his wife, Marcella (Donina) Henry; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles II and Michelle Henry, Philadelphia, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law, Lynnette and Colin Cole, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a granddaughter, Jasmine Henry; a sister and brother-in-law, Charlene and Robert Irvin, Mount Nebo; three nieces; a nephew, and many loving friends. 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 Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Hopewell Township. 

Irene C. Holcomb, 68, a lifelong resident of the Beaver Valley area, died Tuesday, March 2, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born April 30, 1930, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late William and Charlotte Dugan, she was a homemaker and a Catholic by faith. Surviving are five sons and three daughters-in-law, Earl G. Holcomb Jr., at home; William J. and Kim Holcomb, Beaver Falls; Ronald L. Holcomb, at home; Michael A. and Karen Holcomb, Baden, and David G. and Beth Holcomb, Woodbridge, Va.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Kay Dugan, and Edward and Sandra Dugan, all of Ambridge; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Eleanor Gillies, Los Alamitos, Calif., and Doris and Willie Yuchinsky, Kissimmee, Fla., and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl G. Holcomb, on Nov. 11, 1985, and a sister, Ann Holcomb. A blessing service will be held today at 1 p.m. in the LUTTON BEAVER FALLS FUNERAL HOME, 1117 Fifth Ave., with Father Don Bischof, of the Divine Mercy Parish, officiating. Interment will follow in Beaver Falls Cemetery, Chippewa Township. 

Christine Marmack, 91, formerly of Harmony Township, died Thursday, March 4, 1999, in Villa St. Joseph, Baden. Born Feb. 10, 1908, in Madera, Pa., a daughter of the late John and Paraska (Tatusko) Gudzan, she was a member of St. John Orthodox Church, Ambridge, and was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Harmony Township Volunteer Fire Department. Her husband, John, preceded her in death in 1980. Surviving are many 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 be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m., followed by an additional service at 11 a.m. in St. John Orthodox Church, Ambridge. The Very Rev. John Gido, her pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in Economy Cemetery. A memorial service will be held today at 3 p.m. in the funeral home. 

Frank R. Mayo, 81, of Beaver, formerly of Rochester, passed away Thursday, March 4, 1999, at his residence. Born April 3, 1917, in Rochester, a son of the late Anthony and Mary Guisto Mayo, he was a retired conductor with Conrail for 40 years in Conway, and was a member of St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church, Rochester. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn Paradinovich Mayo, in 1993. He is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Frank A. and Karen Mayo, and Ron L. and Chris Mayo, all of Industry; John F. and Carol Mayo, Economy, and Michael P. and Dawn Mayo, Midland; 12 grandchildren, Lisa and John Mayo; Michael, Stephen, and Denica Mayo; Anthony Mayo, Rochele Mayo Rivetti, Leah Mayo, Ryan Mayo, and Jay, Jonathon and Mary Beth Hale; two great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Mikaela; a sister, Sarah Mayo, New Brighton, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Charles Mayo, and a sister, Rose Chevront. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC. 349 Adams St., Rochester. A Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church, Rochester. Interment will follow in St. Cecilia Cemetery, Daugherty Township. A Christian wake service will be held today at 8 p.m. in the funeral home. 

Olga Nadzak, 88, of Hopewell Township, a former resident of Economy for 35 years, died Thursday, March 4, 1999, in Villa St. Joseph, Baden, following an extended illness. Born Feb. 9, 1911, in South Side, Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Anna Demchak Pawlishak, she was the owner and operator of the Fabric Center in both Sewickley and Ambridge for many years, retiring in 1957. She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ambridge, and was a former member of the Sewickley Business and Professional Women's Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Nadzak Sr., on Aug. 13, 1989, and a brother, Russell Pawlishak. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Walter II and Shirley Nadzak, Charleston, S.C.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and James Shaffer, Malvern, Pa., and Elizabeth and Andrew Back, Hopewell Township; six grandchildren, Curtis and his wife, Marsha Shaffer, Downingtown, Pa.; Karen and her husband, David Hampton, Wayne, Pa.; Cary Nadzak, Charleston, S.C.; Tracy and her husband, Bob Vayo, Salt Lake City, Utah; Walter Nadzak III, Charleston, S.C., and Jeffrey Nadzak, in North Carolina; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Nicholas and Rose Pawlishak, Ambridge; two nephews, David Pawlishak II and his wife, Marie, Surf City, N.J., and Russell Pawlishak and his wife, Barbara, Economy; a niece, Diane Johnston and her husband, Edward, Economy; four great-nieces, and two great-nephews. 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 Saturday at 10 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. in SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church. Her pastor, the Rev. Father Michael Polosky, will officiate. Interment will follow in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery. 

Florence G. Pease, 90, a longtime resident of Aliquippa, died February 19, 1999. Born Jan 2, 1909, in Chicago, Ill., she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Pease, in 1977. Surviving are a niece, Ruth McLarkey, Fort Worth, Texas; a nephew, Lloyd Cooper, in Tennessee, and caretakers, Delora Turosik and John Miller. 

George C. Robbins, 82, of New Brighton, died Tuesday, March 2, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Feb. 22, 1917, in Rochester, a son of the late Clarence A. and Mathilda Werner Robbins, he was a retired employee of Colt Industries, Midland. He was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Brighton; Edith Lodge 812 IOOF, and Harrison Graham Encampment 116, both of Freedom. A veteran of World War II serving in the Army Air Force, he was a member of Anderson-Adkins American Legion Post 19, New Brighton, and was a former member of the New Brighton Lions Club and the New Brighton Fire Department Police. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth E. Powell Robbins, on April 5, 1993. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Pamela J.) Cox, Beaver, and Eleanor Rossi, Dayton, Ohio; a friend, Sue Brewer, Dayton, Ohio; five grandchildren, Douglas Cox, Donna Cox and Christene Cox, all of New Brighton; Paul Rossi II, Beaver, and Rory and Margo Rossi, Augsburgh, Germany; four great-grandchildren; a brother, William A. Robbins, New Galilee, and a sister, Marjorie Strecker, Baden. 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 services will be conducted Saturday at 10 a.m., by his pastor, the Rev. Robert J. Hartman. Entombment will be private. 

Stella N. Scheidmantel, 92, of Rochester Township, died Wednesday, March 3, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born Jan. 12, 1907, in Beaver, a daughter of the late Frank and Frances Piersol Neely, she was a retired elementary teacher in the Rochester Area School District and other Beaver County school districts. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church, Rochester; a former teacher with the Ladies Bible Class; past president of the Beaver County PTA, and a member of the Beaver County Child Study Club, Rochester Woman's Club and the D.A.R. A graduate of Beaver High School, she received her teaching degree from Geneva College. Surviving are her husband, Paul E. Scheidmantel Sr.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Paula and Benjamin Wescott, Fairfax, Va., and Marleigh and Dan Zimmerman, Brighton Township; a son and daughter-in-law, Paul E. "Skip" Jr. and Marty Scheidmantel, Beaver; three grandsons, Kent Shutey, Canton, Ohio; Douglas Wescott, Fairfax, Va., and Paul E. Scheidmantel III, Beaver; two granddaughters, Amy Petterson, Macomb Township, Mich., and Megan Scheidmantel, Beaver, and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four sisters, Frances McCoy, Wynola Morgan, Laurene Neely and Ethelyn Faris, and a brother, Benjamin Neely. Friends will be received Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. in the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester, where services will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. Her pastor, the Rev. Frank Churchill, will officiate. Interment will follow in Beaver Cemetery. The family wishes contributions be made, if desired, to the Alzheimer Alliance of Western Pennsylvania, 5180 Campbells Run Road, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Theodore L. Sherosky Sr., 83, of Springdale, Pa., died Wednesday, March 3, 1999, in Harmar Village. Born June 8, 1915, in Creighton, Pa., a son of the late Michael and Stella Sobotka Sherosky, he was a retired janitor from the Allegheny Valley School District. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he was a life member of the Springdale VFW; DAV Alle Kiski Chapter 53, and played sandlot baseball for Harwick. Surviving are his son, Theodore L. Jr., Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Emma L.) Haley, Center Township, and Mrs. Daniel (Ellen M.) Phillips, Springdale Township; a brother, Einar Sherosky, Springdale; two sisters, Josephine Therasse and Marcella Sherosky, both of Edinboro, and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise (Parker) Sherosky, in 1992; brothers, Ralph, Joseph and Daniel, and sister, Frances Shaffer. Friends and relatives are invited to attend a graveside service today at 2 p.m. at Lakewood Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. David L.H. Carlisle officiating. The Springdale VFW will conduct military honors. Arrangements are being handled by the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME INC., family owned and operated, Oakmont, Pa. 

Grace Styles, 70, of Frostproof, Polk County, Fla., died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, in her home. Born March 7, 1928, in Aliquippa, she was a homemaker. She moved to Frostproof, Fla., nine years ago. Surviving are her husband, Perry Styles, of Frostproof; a son, Perry Styles, Virginia Beach, Va., and daughters, Sherise Long, Brevard, N.C., and Bernice Hahn, Dahlgren, Va. The SHORE'S FUNERAL HOME, 5 George St., Frostproof, Fla., is in charge of arrangements. 

Doris J. (Clear) Willmott, 66, of Rochester, died Thursday, March 4, 1999, in The Medical Center, Beaver. Born July 21, 1932, in Monaca, a daughter of the late William H. and Sarah Alice Hitchman Clear, she was a retired nurses aide from Home Aide in Bridgewater and was a Protestant by faith. Surviving are four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Mrs. Charles (Alice) Auld, New Brighton; Miss Ethel Clear, Rochester; Mrs. Don (Geraldine) Mayhue, Vanport, and Mrs. Daniel (Sandra) Somerville, Kirtland, Ohio; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Betty Clear, Erie, Pa., and Gerald and Shirley Clear, Patterson Township; a beloved aunt, Edith Kress, Rochester; a sister-in-law, Margaret "Peg" Clear, Monaca, and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Clear. Friends will be received Sunday 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 Monday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Robert Singleton, pastor of the Rochester Free Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.


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