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Mamie L. Dyke

Mamie L. Dyke, 89, of Zelienople died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, at Sunnyview Nursing Home.

Born Jan. 1, 1913, in Marlington, W.Va., she was the daughter of Divers and Mollie Sharp.

Mrs. Dyke was a member of the Church of the Nazarene.

She is survived by four daughters, Mary Weber of Butler, Virginia Watt of Evans City, Betty Kelly of Corry, Erie County, and Dorothy Schadick of Beaver Falls; and three sons, Kenneth Burgess of Ellwood City and Richard and Chester Kohler, both of Beaver Falls. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husband, Frederick E. Dyke, who died 1974; a daughter; a son; a sister; and six brothers.

Private burial will be at Zelienople Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Mary Weber, 113½ Ziegler Ave., Butler, PA 16001.

Arrangements are by GLENN-KILDOO FUNERAL HOME, Zelienople.
 

Ryan Michael Chute 

Ryan Michael Chute, 15-month-old son of Norman T. and Michele L. Zoldak Chute of Jackson Township, died Wednesday at his home.

He was born Oct. 6, 2000, in Jackson Township.

He was a member of St. Gregory Roman Catholic Church, Zelienople.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandmother, Ida Zoldak of Cokeburg, Washington County.

Private funeral services and burial were today.

Funeral arrangements were made by BOYLAN FUNERAL HOME, Zelienople.
 

Catherine J. Walker

Catherine J. Walker, 99, of Sunnyview Home died at 8:25 p.m. Thursday at the home.

Born Feb. 18, 1902, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of Mark and Delia Laffey Burke.

Mrs. Walker had been a buyer for the stationery department for the former Rosenbaum’s Department Store in Pittsburgh. She also been worked at Bell Telephone in Pittsburgh. 

She was a member of St. Pauls Roman Catholic Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Samuel (Margaret) Bello of Butler; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George A. Walker, who died in 1983; a son; four sisters, and four brothers.

WALKER — Friends of Catherine J. Walker, who died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 429 Center Ave., Butler. Blessing Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Butler County Memorial Park. 

Lisa Ann Sutton

Lisa Ann Sutton, 42, of Ocala, Fla., formerly of Evans City, died on Dec. 30, 2001, at her home.

Born Nov. 7, 1959, in Butler, she was the daughter of Nancy Hesselgesser Sutton and the late James E. Sutton, Jr., who died Saturday.

She had been an office worker.

She was an avid reader and a member of the Support Group of Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala.

She was a member of the College Church of Wheaton, Ill.

She is survived by her mother of Ocala, with whom she made her home; her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ruth Hesselgesser of Gibsonia, formerly of Marwood; three brothers, James E. Sutton III of Haltom City, Texas, David E. Sutton of Clintonville and Lorin P. Sutton of Clovis, Calif.; two aunts, and nine cousins.

SUTTON — Visitation and services for Lisa Ann Sutton, who died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, will be listed later because of the recent death of her father.

Donations may be made to the Epilepsy Services of North Central Florida, Gainesville, FL; attention: Jim Lyons.

KINSEY-VOLZ FUNERAL HOME of Evans City is handling arrangements.

William A. McCafferty

William A. McCafferty, 70, of Freeport Road, Butler, died Friday at Butler Memorial Hospital.

Born March 13, 1931, in Sarver, he was the son of Arthur and Margaret Hilliard McCafferty.

Mr. McCafferty was a superintendent for Ross and Kennedy Corp. in Pittsburgh for 35 years until his retirement.

He was a member of the Covenant United Presbyterian Church in Butler. He also belonged to the Carpenters Union Local 500 in Butler.

Mr. McCafferty enjoyed remodeling and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Clark McCafferty, whom he married Dec. 8, 1950; a daughter, Mrs. William (Deborah) Rhodaberger of Tecumseh, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Jack (Florence) Bouch of Sarver; and two granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by a sister and a grandson.

MCCAFFERTY — Friends of William A. McCafferty, who died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the FOX FUNERAL HOME, Saxonburg. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Monica C. Hamilton of the Covenant United Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Sarverville Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to T.A.S.C. Memorial Scholarship Fund, Lenawee Community Fund Foundation, P.O. Box 142, Tecumseh, Mich., 49286.

Mary Rusnock Bogany

Mary Rusnock Bogany, 94, of Brady View Manor in East Brady, formerly of New Kensington, died at 11:40 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at Butler Memorial Hospital. 

Born Sept. 16, 1908, in Dunlevy, Washington County, she was the daughter of Michael and Mary Krause Rusnock.

Except for the past five years, she lived in New Kensington her entire life, and she was a member of the All Saints Roman Catholic Church of Arnold and the Ladies Aide Society of the church. 

She enjoyed baking and cooking.

Surviving are two sons, J. Thomas Bogany of New Kensington and R. Lawrence Bogany of Leechburg; two daughters, Phyllis Lampo of Karns City and Marion Campitella of Eighty Four; and a sister, Margaret Rusnock of Erie. Nine grandchildren and 13 grandchildren also survive.

Her husband, John G. Bogany, died in 1982. Six brothers and three sisters also preceded her in death.

A blessing service was held this morning at JOHN F. KRUPA FUNERAL HOME, New Kensington. A Christian funeral Mass followed at All Saints Church, Arnold. Burial was at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Lower Burrell.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to All Saints Church, 1700 Leishman Ave., Arnold, PA 15068.

Mary Margaret Denniston

Mary Margaret Denniston, 87, of Portersville died at 11:45 p.m. Friday at the Sunnyview Home in Butler.

Born May 10, 1914, in Allegheny County, she as the daughter of Arthur Garfield and Lyla Mae Strohm Johnson.

She was a homemaker and a Protestant.

Mrs. Denniston in survived by five daughters, Clara Mae Nossek of Pittsburgh, Margaret Marie Conrad of Salinesville, Ohio, Laura June Basham of Grove City, Dorothy Louise Duperault of Texas, and Mary Elizabeth Mowry of Hammond, Ind.; three sons, Thomas Arthur Denniston of Portersville; Charles Howard Denniston of Prospect and Bernard James Denniston of Butler and a sister, Elma Evans of Mercer. Also surviving are a sister, Elma Evans of Mercer; 18 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Clifford Denniston, whom she married Nov. 23, 1937, and who died July 9, 1979, two sisters and a brother.

DENNISTON — Friends of Mary Margaret Denniston, who died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 421 New Castle St., Slippery Rock. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Slippery Rock Cemetery. 
 
Esther A. Bell

Esther A. Bell, 92, formerly of Villa Drive, Butler, died Saturday morning at the Chicora Medical Center.

She was born on Jan. 10, 1909, in Butler, the daughter of Walter Albert and Theresa Hilderbrand Lucas.

A homemaker, Mrs. Bell worked as a cashier at the Woolworth store on Main Street for 30 years until her retirement in 1951.

She was a member of St. Fidelis Roman Catholic Church in Meridian and a life member of the Christian Mothers organization at St. Fidelis. She also belonged to the American Association of Retired Persons.

Mrs. Bell was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Bell, who died Sept. 29, 1994; two brothers; and four sisters.

BELL — Friends of Esther A. Bell, who died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME, 201 E. Cunningham St., Butler. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at St. Fidelis Roman Catholic Church, 125 Buttercup Road, Meridian. Time is to be announced. Entombment will be at the Chapel of Devotion Mausoleum at the Butler County Memorial Park. 

Helen ‘Delores’ Trofimuk

Helen “Delores” Trofimuk, 85, of Howard Street died at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. John Specialty Care Home, Mars.

Born in Butler, Oct. 18, 1916, she was the daughter of George and Lola Woodworth Faber.

Mrs. Trofimuk had worked as a sales clerk in the ladies dress department at Troutman’s department store on Main Street for years.

She was a lifelong member of the Grace Lutheran Church of Butler.

She enjoyed bowling and had been in various bowling leagues.

Surviving are her husband, Raymond E. Trofimuk, whom she married June 9, 1937; a daughter, Mrs. John (Brenda) Sloboda of Butler; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Rook of Butler; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a niece; a nephew; and a cousin.

TROFIMUK — Friends of Helen “Delores” Trofimuk, who died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today at GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME, 201 E. Cunningham St. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Timothy Bopp, his church pastor, will officiate. Burial will be at Greenlawn Burial Estates, Mount Chestnut. 

Memorial donations may be made to LAS/St. Johns Specialty Care Center, P.O. Box 928, Mars, PA 16046; or Lifesteps, 383 New Castle Road, Butler, PA 16001.

Jack Leroy Snyder

Jack Leroy Snyder, 38, of 408 Virginia Ave. died at 5:45 p.m. Saturday at the emergency room of Butler Memorial Hospital from natural causes.

Born Aug. 11, 1963, in Butler, he was a son of William and Alice Barger Snyder.

He was a 1982 graduate of East Brady High School and was employed as a roofer.

He was a Protestant.

He is survived by his wife, Laura Snyder; two sons, Sean Snyder, at home, and Troy Scott of Butler; two daughters, Tasha Snyder, at home, and Samantha Snyder of Chicora; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Norma Matuke of Butler; three brothers, William and Harry Snyder, both of Karns City, and Richard Snyder of North Washington; three sisters, Mrs. Thomas (Cindy) Slagle and Mrs. Patrick (Peg) Claypoole, both of Bruin, and Mrs. Ralph (Faye) Claypoole of Petrolia; and a number of nieces and nephews.

SNYDER — Friends of Jack Leroy Snyder, who died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at RICHARD D. HILLIS FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Victor Brown, pastor of the Bruin United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Bear Creek Cemetery, Petrolia. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Mrs. Cindy Slagle, P.O. Box 404, Bruin, Pa. 16022.

Carl E. Shields, businessman; volunteer 

Carl E. Shields, 94, of St. Barnabas Village, formerly of Butler, died at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Passavant Hospital, McCandless.

Born Jan. 8, 1907, in Edgewood, he was the son of Charles Garfield Shields and Ella Glasser Shields.

In 1933, he established Carl E. Shields & Co., an insurance office, in the Nixon Hotel and expanded into real estate after receiving his real estate license in 1940. He is credited for the development of McQuistion Manor, Northvue and the Meadowood residential plans. He served 11 years on the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission, where he helped formulate many procedures still in place today.

He also was active with the International Real Estate Federation, was a past president of Butler County Board of Realtors and vice president of the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors-District 7. He wrote a weekly promotional column, “Chili” — for hot news — in the Butler Eagle for more than 15 years, beginning in the late 1940s.

Mr. Shields was a member of the First English Lutheran Church, a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge 313 of Indiana, Pa., and Syria Temple.

In the Butler community, he served on committees for the city planning commission, the American Cancer Society and the boards of directors for the Butler Library, Chamber of Commerce and YMCA. He also sponsored a Girl Scout troop.

In 1984, he was presented with the Chamber of Commerce President’s Award, and he recently was honored as Realtor Emeritus by the local, state and national associations of Realtors.

Surviving are his wife, Elsie Van Stone Shields, whom he married June 16, 1933; two daughters, Sandra Miles of El Paso, Texas, and Mrs. William (Mary Ellen) Carpenter of Las Vegas; a son, C. Edwin Shields of Butler; and a brother, Theodore Shields of Portland, Ore. Five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.

Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

SHIELDS — Friends of Carl E. Shields, who died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at YOUNG FUNERAL HOME, 127 W. Jefferson St. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at First English Lutheran Church. The Rev. James Dollhopf, church pastor, will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to First English Lutheran Church, 241 N. Main St., Butler, PA 16001; or the St. Barnabas Charitable Foundation, 5850 Meridian Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044.

Elsie L. Trusel Reno

Elsie L. Trusel Reno, 99, of Portersville died at 11 p.m. Saturday at the Golden Hill Nursing Home.

Born July 31, 1902, in Rose Point, Lawrence County, she was a daughter of James and Jemima Rodgers Ramsey.

She was a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse in the Slippery Rock area from 1921 to 1924. After that, she married and became a homemaker.

She was one of the first graduates of the Slippery Rock Normal School.

She was the oldest member of the Oak Grove United Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by six daughters: Mary Cross and Margaret Newton, both of Ellwood City, Elsie Kerr of New Castle, Barbara Dymond of Falls, Pa., Kathy Jartz of Chicago, and Joyce Mulhollen of Evans City; four sons, the Rev. James Trusel of Beaver Falls, Robert Trusel of Portersville, and James Reno and Jon Reno, both of Ellwood City; numerous grandchildren and stepgrandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; and two great-great-stepgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first and second husbands, Harry Trusel and Howard Reno.

Also preceding her in death were three sisters and a brother.

RENO — Friends of Elsie L. Trusel Reno, who died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME, 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Revs. Marsha Parrish of Oak Grove Church and Larry Jacobs of Woodland Valley Church officiating. Burial will be in Rose Point Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, R.R. 2 Box 136, Portersville, Pa. 16051.

Sue S. Paganelli

Sue S. Paganelli, 89, formerly of Morton Avenue, died at 3:10 p.m. Saturday at Sunnyview Nursing Home.

Born in Kaylor, Feb. 25, 1912, she was the daughter of George and Susie Sciranka Skunda.

She was a homemaker and had worked at the Spaide Shirt Factory. She also had done clothing alternations for McCarren’s and Benson’s clothing stores.

Mrs. Paganelli was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, 55 & Alive of St. Michael Church, and the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary.

She was an avid card player.

Surviving are her husband, Bruno Paganelli, to whom she was married for 69 years; a daughter, Mrs. Daniel (Joan) Stelbotsky of Aiken, S.C.; a brother, Paul Skunda of Bredinville; two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Ann) Kononchuk of Butler and Mrs. William (Helen) Prokopchak of Lyndora; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Four brothers preceded her in death.

PAGANELLI — Friends of Sue S. Paganelli, who died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 429 Center Ave. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Center Avenue with the Rev. James Dolan, church pastor, officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. 

The Bereavement Group of St. Michael Parish will hold a Scriptural wake service at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Margaret A. O’Donnell

Margaret A. “Nana” O’Donnell, 78, of Plum died Friday evening at her daughter’s home in Butler.

Born Dec. 19, 1923, in Blawnox, she was the daughter of William and Margaret Winter Schettley.

She was a homemaker and lived in Plum since 1952.

Mrs. O’Donnell was a member of St. John the Baptist Church of Plum and St. Edward Church of Blawnox.

She enjoyed painting, embroidering and dancing.

Surviving are three daughters, Karen L. Kozusko of Butler, Carol L. Smucker of Mars and Amy L. Wilson of Plum; five sons, Daniel M. O’Donnell of Freeport, Timothy P. O’Donnell of Cranberry Township, George J. O’Donnell of Export and Michael D. and Kerry R. O’Donnell, both of Plum. Also surviving are 19 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Her husband, George J. O’Donnell, to whom she was married for 50 years, died Jan. 14, 1991. A grandson, a granddaughter, a brother and a sister also preceded her in death. 

O’DONNELL — Friends of Margaret A. “Nana” O’Donnell, who died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at THOMAS M. SMITH FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 930 Center Ave., Blawnox. Prayers will be recited at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Edward Church, Blawnox. Burial will be at Plum Creek Cemetery, Plum. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Lifesteps Geriatrics, 383 New Castle Road, Butler, PA 16001.

John O. Koontz 

John O. Koontz, 79, of Zelienople died Friday at the Evergreen Nursing Center in Harmony.

Born Oct. 14, 1922, in Bowling Green, Ohio, he was a son of Clyde and Lila Frankfathor Koontz.

He was a member and past president of the Lions Club.

He served in the Navy during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Koontz, whom he married in 1951.

Also surviving are three sons, John Koontz of Richmond, Va., Randy Koontz of Waterford, Conn., and Bruce Koontz of Hughesville, Md.; four daughters, Carol Reese of Toledo, Ohio, Barbara Emerick of Fombell. Debra Burgh of Zelienople, and Vicki Eppinger of Harmony; two brothers, John Koontz of Arizona and Robert Koontz of California; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, a brother and a sister.

KOONTZ — Friends of John O. Koontz, who died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, will be received from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at BOYLAN FUNERAL HOME, 324 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople. Services will follow at 8 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Peggy Suhr-Barkley, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Harmony, officiating. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Anna L. Cavett Eilenfeld

Anna L. Cavett Putz Eilenfeld, 80, of Brackenridge died Sunday at Allegheny General Hospital.

Born Feb. 23, 1921, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of Lee and Beulah Depp Cavett.

She was a bookkeeper/deputy controller for Butler County for years, retiring in 1981.

After her retirement, she worked as a bookkeeper for Saxonburg Borough.

She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her second husband, Herbert Eilenfeld, whom she married seven years ago.

Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Laird (Harriet) Parke of Apollo and Mrs. Jay (Paula) Mauri of Erie; a stepson, Richard Eilenfeld of Fawn Township; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Lou (Carol) Dominick of New Cumberland; a brother, Blair Cavett of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Henry Putz, who died in 1993, and two brothers.

EILENFELD — Friends of Anna L. Cavett Putz Eilenfeld, who died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, will be received from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Cabot United Methodist Church. Services will follow at noon at the church with the Rev. Dennis Swineford, her pastor, officiating. Private burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Gardens, Indiana Township. 

Arrangements are being made by ROBERT PETERS FUNERAL HOME, 1521 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cabot United Methodist Church, 500 Winfield Road, P.O. Box 280, Cabot, Pa. 16023.

Leslie C. ‘Les’ Young

Leslie C. “Les” Young, 80, of Bradys Bend Township, Armstrong County, died Sunday at the Chicora Medical Center.

Born Oct. 11, 1921, in Cowansville, he was the son of Ollie B. and Jemina A. Gutherie Young.

He was a heavy equipment operator and retired from West Freedom Mining Co. in 1986.

Mr. Young served with the Headquarters Co., 1st Engineers, Special Brigade of the Army during World War II. He campaigned in the Southern Philippines, Algeria-French Morocco, Naples-Foggia, Normandy, Northern France and Okinawa. He earned a European-Asian-Middle Eastern Theater ribbon with five Bronze Stars and a Bronze Arrowhead and an Asiatic-Pacific Theater ribbon with two Bronze Stars and a Good Conduct ribbon.

He enjoyed professional wrestling, playing cards and woodworking.

He was a member of the Kaylor United Methodist Church, Bradys Bend American Legion Post 488 and Rimersburg VFW Post 7132.

Surviving are his wife, Rose M. Young of Kaylor, whom he married May 6, 1950; two daughters, Darlene K. Ford of Kaylor and Debbie Meals of Rimersburg; a brother, Hartzell D. Young of Perry Township, Armstrong County; four grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.

YOUNG — Friends of Leslie C. “Les” Young, who died Sunday Jan. 6, 2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at CHARLES B. BUECHELE FUNERAL HOME, 105 Fourth St., East Brady. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Sugarcreek Township, Armstrong County, with the Rev. John James of Kaylor United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, Sugarcreek Township, where graveside military honors will be conducted by American Legion Post 488. 

Bradys Bend American Legion Post 488 will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Seth Thomas Walker

Seth Thomas Walker, 64, of Valencia died Monday afternoon in the emergency room at St. Francis Hospital North, Cranberry Township.

Born in Pittsburgh, May 12, 1937, he was the son of Seth M. and Dorothy Prentiss Walker.

He was a tile installer for Molyneaux Tile in Verona and for other tile installation services.

Mr. Walker was a member of St. Kilian Roman Catholic Church in Mars.

Surviving are his wife, Lillian Cole Walker, whom he married June 23, 1962; a son, Thomas Walker of Butler; two daughters, Mrs. Matthew (Deanna) Nuss and Lori Walker, both of Valencia; a brother, James Edward Walker of Chicora; and four grandchildren.

A brother preceded him in death.

WALKER — Friends of Seth Thomas Walker, who died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME, 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Kilian Roman Catholic Church, Mars. 

Ruth S. Stitt

Ruth S. Stitt, 83, of Cabot died Sunday at Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights.

Born March 31, 1918, in Vandergrift, she was the daughter of Alex and Grace Flickinger Storey.

She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Stitt is survived by her husband, Daniel E. Stitt Jr. Also surviving are three sons, Dennis Stitt of Butler, Daniel Stitt III of Leeper, and Douglas Stitt of Michigan; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Anderson of California; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, a sister and a grandchild.

Burial will be private.

Arrangements are by FOX FUNERAL HOME, Saxonburg.

Charlotte M. Ray

Charlotte M. Ray, 94, of Worthington R.D. 1 died Monday at Kittanning Care Center.

Born May 23, 1908, in Logansport, Armstrong County, she was the daughter of Otto and Rebecca Flick Pfaff.

She was a homemaker and attended the First United Methodist Church in Butler.

Surviving are her husband, Wilbert Ray; two sons, Gordon Ray of Butler and Daryl Ray of Worthington R.D. 1; four grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren. 

A sister and a grandson preceded her in death.

RAY — Friends of Charlotte M. Ray, who died Monday, Jan. 6, 2003, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at F. DUANE SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, Worthington. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. David Panther, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ Cemetery, Chicora R.D. 1.


 

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