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James L. Whyte

James L. Whyte, 75, of Parker died at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday at the Butler Veterans Affairs Medical Center after an illness.

Born in Pittsburgh, June 23, 1926, he was the son of James M. and Luella Eckhardt Whyte.

He graduated from Parker High School in 1944 and served in the Army from 1944 to 1946.

Following the war, he was associated with his father in the operation of Whyte’s Market on the hill in Parker. He later owned the market and retired from full-time employment in 1990.

Mr. Whyte was an active member of the Parker City Volunteer Fire Department for years. In the 1990s he was recognized for years of service to the fire company and to the community by being honored as Man of the Year by the fire company.

He was a member and elder of the Parker Presbyterian Church. He also was a member of VFW Post 7073 and American Legion Post 598, both of Parker; Parker City Lodge 521 F&AM, where he recently received his 50-year pin; and Connoquenessing Lodge 278 IOOF of Butler, where he received his 50-year pin in February.

He was an avid fisherman and a member of the seniors card club.

His wife, Esther Bertocki Whyte, whom he married Aug. 19, 1953, in Slippery Rock, died Oct. 28, 1997.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marvin (LuAnn) Scruggs of Charlotte, N.C.; three sons, Jay, Donald and Edward Whyte, all of Parker; a sister, Mrs. Donald (Ellen) Fredrick of Florida; and several grandchildren, step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

WHYTE — Friends of James L. Whyte, who died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at H. JACK BUZARD FUNERAL HOME, Wayne Street, Parker. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Anschutz, his church pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Parker Presbyterian Cemetery. 

Members of F&AM Lodge 521 of Parker City will hold a memorial service at 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Members of Parker City Volunteer Fire Department will hold a memorial service at 6:15 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

The Parker VFW and American Legion posts will hold a memorial service Saturday morning at the funeral home.

Dale E. Walker

Dale E. Walker, 79, of Saxonburg, formerly of Wichita, Kan., Tulsa, Okla., and Kansas City, Kan., died Wednesday at Saxony Health Center, Saxonburg.

Born in Wichita, Kan., Aug. 28, 1922, he was the son of W. Fred and Clara Whitaker Walker.

In 1976, he retired as a district operating manager of Graybar Electric Co.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Evans City and throughout his life was active with the Boy Scouts and veterans’ groups.

During World War II, he served in Germany with the Army’s 335th Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division.

He was a hobbyist, outdoorsman and skilled woodworker.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, W. Joyce Coover Walker; three sons, Dale E. Walker II of Wilton, Conn., Daniel K. Walker of Pittsburgh, and Kendall R. Walker of Columbia, S.C.; five grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. JoAnn Sarver of Englewood, Colo.

A brother preceded him in death.

WALKER — Friends of Dale E. Walker, who died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at FOX FUNERAL HOME, Saxonburg. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The Rev. Jeff McKay, his church pastor, will officiate. Burial will be at Saxonburg Memorial Church Cemetery.

Edward J. Schneider 

Edward J. Schneider, 92, of 100 Carlynn Drive, which was formerly named Marshall Drive, Renfrew, died Wednesday at Butler Memorial Hospital.

Born July 19, 1909, in Butler, he was a son of William J. and Mary Ann Slattery Schneider.

In 1974, he retired as a tester in the silicon lab of the metallurgical department at Armco-Butler Works after 26 years.

He was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, the Armco Veterans Club, Butler Elks Lodge 170 and American Association of Retired Persons. He was a former member of the Elks Chorus and the Butler Notables chorus.

He was a World War II Navy veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Rose M. Amendola Schneider, whom he married May 3, 1937; a daughter, Rosemary Lingenfelter of Carlsbad, Calif.; two sons, E. James Schneider of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Joseph V. Schneider of North East, Erie County; and a brother, Cyril Schneider of Michigan. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Four brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.

SCHNEIDER — Friends of Edward J. Schneider, who died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME, 201 E. Cunningham St. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 128 N. McKean St. Burial will be at the Calvary Cemetery. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Association or the Butler County United Way.

The St. Paul Guild and Christian Mothers will recite the rosary at 9:35 a.m. Saturday at the church

Constance E. Reinhart

Constance Elizabeth Reinhart, 88, formerly of Prospect, died Wednesday at Trinity Living Center, Grove City.

Born June 30, 1913, in Bakerstown, she was the daughter of Charles and Florence Graham.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Prospect,

She is survived by a son, Terry Reinhart of Butler; two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Vicki) Stoner of Butler and Mrs. Kip (Connie) Hussar of Portland, Ore.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Her husband, Lewis Reinhart, died June 12, 1976. A brother, a sister and an infant son also preceded her in death.

REINHART — Friends of Constance Elizabeth Reinhart, who died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at EDWARD L. RAISLEY FUNERAL HOME, 387 Main St., Prospect. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Brown officiating. Burial will be at Evans City Cemetery. 

Gary A. Pflugh

Gary A. Pflugh, 56, formerly of Mount Chestnut and Summit Township, died Wednesday at Butler Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where he made his home.

Born May 17, 1945, in Butler, he was the son of Claire A and Mae Kennedy Pflugh.

He was a 1963 graduate of Slippery Rock High School and retired as a rigger at Armco-Butler Works.

He was an Army veteran.

Mr. Pflugh was a member of the American Legion Post 778 of Lyndora and a life member of the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jason (Nicole) Allen of Slippery Rock and Tyrell Pflugh of Butler; a sister, Irene Pflugh of Butler; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A brother preceded him in death.

PFLUGH — Friends of Gary A. Pflugh, who died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. today at EDWARD L. RAISLEY FUNERAL HOME, 387 Main St., Prospect. The funeral service will follow at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home with the Rev. Henry Hall, chaplain of the Butler Veterans Affairs Medical Center, officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Burial Estates, Mount Chestnut.

Sophie S. Panko

Sophie S. Panko, 85, of 219 W. Boyd Ave. died Monday at Fletcher Health Care Center, Burlington, Vt.

Born in Butler, Oct. 25, 1916, she was the daughter of Paul and Stella Ponikiski Falkowski.

She was a homemaker and had worked at Spaide Shirt Factory, where she made Army jackets during World War II.

Mrs. Panko was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, the 55 & Alive group of the church and the St. Michael Guild and Christian Mothers. 

She was a former member of the Keystone Squares.

Surviving are two sons, Joseph W. Panko of Burlington and James P. Panko of Rochester, N.Y.; a daughter, Mrs. George (Lois) Foy of Reston, Va.; a sister, Mrs. Cecelia Pruchniewski of Michigan; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Her husband of 59 years, Joseph Panko, died May 13, 2000. Two brothers and a sister also preceded her in death.

PANKO — Friends of Sophie S. Panko, who died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 429 Center Ave., A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Center Avenue. The Rev. James Dolan, church pastor, will officiate. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. 

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

Robert G. McCall 

Robert G. McCall, 70, of Butler died at 4 a.m. Tuesday at Butler Memorial Hospital.

Born July 7, 1931, in Meridian, he was the son of John M. and Anna Dumplex McCall.

He was a Protestant.

Mr. McCall retired from Local 47 of the Steamfitters and Pipefitters after 50 years.

He was a member of the Butler Moose and Slovak Club. He also was an avid NASCAR fan, bowler and golfer and enjoyed traveling in his RV.

Surviving are his wife, Miriam Jones McCall, whom he married Aug. 30, 1975; a daughter, Debra McCall of Southampton, N.Y.; a stepdaughter, Nancy Miskow of Meridian; two stepsons, Renwick Brewster of Green Bay, Wis., and Drew Brewster of Houston, Washington County; and five grandchildren. A brother, John M. McCall II of New Bern, N.C., and several nieces and nephews also survive.

A brother preceded him in death.

McCALL — Friends of Robert G. McCall, who died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at YOUNG FUNERAL HOME, 127 W. Jefferson St. The funeral service will follow at 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Weston William Penn Hotel, 4th Floor, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
 

Jean E. Wright Palmer

Jean E. Wright Palmer, 62, of Dacono, Colo., formerly of Hooker, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, of natural causes.

Born in Providence, R.I., Jan. 6, 1940, she was the daughter of Helen Beatrice Nelson Martin and the late William Kenneth Martin.

She was a Lutheran.

Mrs. Palmer was a seamstress and enjoyed sewing as a hobby.

Surviving are her husband, Francis Eugene “Wally” Palmer; a son, Michael K. Wright of Hooker; two daughters, Mrs. Timothy (Cheryl) Hughes of Hilliards and Mrs. Allen (Christine) Boyd of Kennerdell; six grandchildren; two stepdaughters; and a stepson. Her mother of Warwick, R.I.; and a brother, William Martin of Warwick, also survive.

Visitation and funeral service will be announced pending her arrival in Pennsylvania.

Arrangements are being handled by H. JACK BUZARD FUNERAL HOME, Eau Claire.
 

Dr. Frederick A. Miller

Dr. Frederick A. Miller, 92, of Murrysville, formerly of Wilkinsburg, died Tuesday at Lancaster General Hospital, while visiting his daughter.

Born Feb. 16. 1909, in Butler, he was the son of Michael and Regina Mathes Miller.

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he served his internship at South Side Hospital. He then was a pediatric resident at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine from 1938 to 1940 and was chief resident at Children’s Hospital, Pittsburgh from 1940 to 1941.

Dr. Miller joined the pediatric practice of Dr. E.R. McCluskey in Pittsburgh in 1946. In 1964, he established a private practice at Penn Center in Wilkins Township and was a staff pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, West Penn Hospital and Magee Women’s Hospital. He also was an adjunct professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He retired in 1985. 

He was a member of the Allegheny County and Pennsylvania medical societies, the American Medical Association and the American College of Pediatrics.

He served as a major in the Army-Air Force from 1943 to 1946.

He was an avid fisherman and gardener.

Surviving are his wife, Lydia M. Elder, whom he married Jan. 6, 1940; a son, Frederick A. Miller. Jr. of Mt. Lebanon; a daughter, Lydia M. Lutz of Lancaster County; three grandchildren, and a sister, Katherine Bomyea of Southgate, Mich.

MILLER — Friends of Dr. Frederick A. Miller, who died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, will be received from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at Jefferson Memorial Park Office Chapel, 401 Curry Hollow Road, Pittsburgh. A blessing service will be private. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Children’s Miracle Network., c/o CHP Foundation, 3705 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

Arrangements by ANDREW I. SCHEID FUNERAL HOME, Millersville.

Helen Loretta Lackey

Helen Loretta Lackey, 85, of Baytree Lane died of natural causes at 7:20 a.m. Thursday at the Chicora Medical Center.

Born in Butler County, Jan. 12, 1916, she was the daughter of Charles E. and Julia A. Rodgers Haas.

She was a member of St. Wendelin Roman Catholic Church of Carbon Center and a 45-year member of the Bowbenders Card Club.

Mrs. Lackey attended St. Paul Catholic School.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Thomas B. (Sue Ann) Gutherie of Butler; two sons, William C. and Donald D. Lackey, both of Butler; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Her husband, Charles Edward Lackey, whom she married Oct. 26, 1935, at St. Paul Catholic Church, died Dec. 8, 1988. A great-granddaughter and a sister also preceded her in death.

LACKEY — There will be no visitation. Following cremation, a memorial service for Helen Loretta Lackey, who died Jan. 10, 2002, will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 19 at St. Wendelin Roman Catholic Church, Carbon Center. The Rev. Michael Maramowski will officiate. 

Arrangements are being handled by RICHARD D. HILLIS FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia.
 

Walter ‘Red’ Glodowski 

Walter “Red” Glodowski, 85, of Harwick, Springdale Township, Allegheny County, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at Forbes Hospice, Pittsburgh.

Born Dec. 31, 1916, in Harwick, he was the son of Stanley and Rosalie Figura Glodowski and was a lifelong resident of the Harwick area.

He had been a coal miner for Duquesne Light Co. at its Harwick Mine and retired in 1977. He later worked at Satellite Alloy, Springdale.

Mr. Glodowski was a member of Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church, the United Mine Workers of America and the Polish Club, all of Harwick.

He enjoyed woodworking.

Surviving are a son, Larry Glodowski of Fenelton; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A brother, Joseph Gladowski of Harwick, also survives.

His wife, Helen Muroski Glodowski; a son; and two brothers preceded him in death.

A Mass of Christian burial was held today at Our Lady of Victory Church. Burial was at Deer Creek Cemetery, Harmar Township, Allegheny County.

Arrangements were by CHARLES B. JARVIE Funeral Home, Cheswick.


 

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