|Daisy M. Hay
Daisy M. Hay, 105, of Harrisville died Monday at Autumn Grove Care Center,
She was born May 1, 1896.
Surviving is a son, Charles Hay of Worthington.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
HAY — Friends of Daisy M. Hay, who died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, will
be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at WILLIAM F. YOUNG JR. FUNERAL HOME,
127 W. Jefferson St., Butler. Services will be at 11 a.m. at the funeral
home with the Rev. Robert Huber of North Street Christian Church officiating.
Private burial will follow at West Sunbury Union Cemetery.
Velma M. Gamble
Velma M. Gamble, 86, of Gerry, N.Y., formerly of Butler, died at 10:30
p.m. Wednesday at Heritage Valley Health Care Center in Gerry.
Born Dec. 2, 1915, in Butler, she was the daughter of Warren N. and
May Hicks McIntyre.
She taught elementary school for 35 years, most of which were in the
Butler School District. She retired from Northwest Elementary School in
Butler in 1976.
Mrs. Gamble was a member of the Butler Free Methodist Church until 1983,
when she moved to Gerry. She was a member of the Gerry Free Methodist Church.
She was also a member of the Christian Women’s Club.
She is survived by her husband, Robert C. Gamble, whom she married June
9, 1970. Also surviving are a stepson, Robert Lee Gamble, of Hillsboro,
Ore.; a sister, Mrs. William (Ruth) Sittig, of Rochester, N.Y.; a brother,
Harvey L. McIntyre, of Butler; a number of stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren;
and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a stepdaughter and a brother.
GAMBLE — Friends of Velma M. Gamble, who died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002,
will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at THOMPSON-MILLER
FUNERAL HOME, 124 E. North St., Butler. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday
at the funeral home with Andy Flowers, pastor of Community Alliance Church,
officiating. Burial will be at Butler County Memorial Park.
Kenneth Laverne Dean
Retired Lt. Col. Kenneth Laverne Dean, US Army, 72, of Summerville,
S. C., died Thursday at his home.
Born Oct. 22, 1929, in Portersville, he was the son of John Gale and
Lillian May Liese Dean.
He graduated from Princeton High School in Princeton, Pa., and enlisted
in the Army, where he became a sergeant. He then attended officers candidate
school. He served in the Army for 24 years.
After he retiring from the Army, he worked for the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco
Co. and was a warehouse manager for Georgia Pacific.
He was a volunteer for the Summerville Medical Center and was a member
of the Summerville Presbyterian Church.
He was a veteran of the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
He is survived by a son, Kenneth “Kennie” Dean; a daughter, Debra Gaffey,
of Houston, Texas; four sisters, Bernice Tinsley of Wilmore, Ky., Freda
Fresty of St. Petersburg, Fla., Elsie Campbell of Mercer and Alice Schuller
of Willard, Ohio; six brothers, John Dean of Richmond, Va., Fred Dean of
Brookville, Howard Dean of Hummels Wharf, Pa, Randy Dean of Augusta, Ga.,
Alan Dean of Naples, Fla., and Chuck Dean of Portersville; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother.
DEAN — Friends of Kenneth Laverne Dean, who died Thursday, Jan. 24,
2002, will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at JAMES A. DYAL FUNERAL
HOME, 303 S. Main St., Summerville, S.C. Services will be held at 10 a.m.
Tuesday at the Summerville Presbyterian Church. Burial with full military
honors will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Beaufort National Cemetery in Beaufort,
Memorials may be sent to the Summerville Presbyterian Church Building
Fund, 407 S. Laurel St., Summerville, S.C. 29483.
Twila M. Bono
Twila M. Bono, 85, of Rivercliff Terrace, formerly of Worthington R.D.
1, died Saturday at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital, Kittanning.
Born in Conifer, April 28, 1917, she was the daughter of Dominic Percella
and Mary Donaldson Percella Davis.
She was a member of St. John Roman Catholic Church, Coylesville.
Surviving are her husband of 64 years, Rocco Bono; three sons, James
Bono of Kittanning, Edward Bono of Indiana and Herman Bono of Gibsonia;
nine grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Rose Schwemm
of Etna and Isabel Galzerano of Cadogan, also survive.
Five brothers preceded her in death.
BONO — Friends of Twila M. Bono, who died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, will
be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday
at F. DUANE SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, Worthington. A Mass of Christian burial
will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John Roman Catholic Church,
Coylesville, with the Rev Lou Pascazi officiating. Burial will be at Lawn
Haven Burial Estates, Worthington.
Wilda A. Barnett
Wilda A. Barnett, 77, of Whitestown Road died Thursday evening at Sunnyview
Born Oct. 28, 1924, in Karns City, she was the daughter of Milford V.
and Annie B. Sherwin Myers.
She was the tax collector for Connoquenessing Township from 1973 to
Mrs. Barnett was a member of the St. John’s Reformed Church of Meridian.
She also belonged to the Women of Faith Circle, where she was the treasurer
for years, and the Meridian Area Retired Citizens.
She enjoyed quilting, needlework and baking.
She is survived by her husband, Ralph O. Barnett, whom she married Sept.
24, 1947; a daughter, Mrs. Andrew (N. Gayle) Radwanski of Butler; a son,
David R. Barnett of Smithsburg, Md.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Two sisters, Rosella Fleming of Zelienople and Mrs. Dewitt (Annabel “Pete”)
Cress of Butler; a brother, M. Duane Myers of Bethesda, Md.; and a number
of nieces and nephews, also survive.
BARNETT — Friends of Wilda A. Barnett, who died Thursday Jan. 24, 2002,
will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at EDWARD L. RAISLEY
FUNERAL HOME, 387 Main St., Prospect. The funeral service will be at 11
a.m. Monday at St. John’s Reformed Church of Meridian with the Rev. Robert
Peterson, church pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Butler County Memorial
Park Cemetery, Butler Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Reformed Church, P.O.
Box 30, Meridian Station, Butler, PA, 16001; or the VNA Hospice, 154 Hindman
Road, Butler, PA, 16001.
Frank J. Berteotti Jr.
Frank J. Berteotti Jr., 53, of R.D. 3, Kittanning, died Friday at Armstrong
County Memorial Hospital in East Franklin.
Born in Kaylor, Pa., on Dec. 1, 1949, he was the son of Frank Berteotti
Sr. and Mary E. Montgomery.
He is survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters.
Mr. Berteotti was an Army veteran, having served in Vietnam and earning
the rank of sergeant. He received the Purple Heart, a Bronze Star and the
He was a Catholic.
He was a 1967 graduate of East Brady High School.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 488, VFW Post 4843 and a
member of the U.M.W.A.
BERTEOTTI — Friends of Frank J. Berteotti Jr., who died Friday, Jan.
24, 2003, will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 today at SNYDER-CRISSMAN FUNERAL
HOME, INC., Cowansville. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday with Father
Raphael Glinkowski O.S.P. officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or Orphans
of the Storm.
Ray T. Zitzman
Ray T. Zitzman, 68, of Saxonburg died Sunday at his home.
Born in Saxonburg, Feb. 10, 1933, he was the son of Oscar and Laura
He retired as a security guard at US Steel in Saxonburg.
Mr. Zitzman was a member of the Saxonburg Memorial Presbyterian Church,
Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Co. and Saxonburg Ambulance.
He was an Army veteran.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Gamble Zitzman, whom he married Aug. 20,
1955; a niece, Mrs. Todd (Rachel Perine) Tressler, of Virginia, whom he
raised; three brothers, Fred Zitzman of Cabot, Frank Zitzman of Saxonburg
and Albert Zitzman of Rimersburg; a sister, Mrs. Edna Batcher of Saxonburg;
and other nieces and nephews.
ZITZMAN - Friends of Ray J. Zitzman, who died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002,
will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at FOX FUNERAL HOME,
Saxonburg. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home
with the Rev. David Brewer, his church pastor, officiating. Burial will
be at Saxonburg Memorial Church Cemetery.
Members of Saxonburg Fire Co. and Saxonburg Ambulance will hold a service
at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Sonya Jean Wade
Sonya Jean Wade, 40, of Jefferson Township died at 4:05 p.m. Friday
at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.
Born in Harrison Township, Allegheny County, Aug. 21, 1961, she was
the daughter of Elaine Skurka McCune and the late Thomas William McCune.
She was a homemaker and an avid Steeler fan. She also collected mice.
Surviving are her husband, George W. Wade, whom she married Sept. 12,
1981; her mother of Saxonburg; a brother, Thomas William McCune of Saxonburg;
two sisters, Mrs. Tom (Kimberly) Leroy of Lompoc, Calif., and Mrs. Lucille
McCune of Cabot; and her paternal grandfather, William McCune of Brownsville.
She also is survived by 22 nieces and nephews and four grandnieces and
WADE - Friends of Sonya Jean Wade, who died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, will
be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at FOX FUNERAL HOME, Saxonburg.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Ray
Lesseski officiating. Burial will be at Saxonburg Memorial Church Cemetery.
Floyd D. Treich
Floyd D. Treich, 82, of Butler died Saturday at Allegheny General Hospital,
Born in Ingomar, July 7, 1919, he was the son of Maurice and Ada Hite
He retired as a unit operator No. 3 in the anneal and pickle department
at Armco-Butler Works after 35 years. He also had been a Pennsylvania state
constable and deputy sheriff for former county Sheriff Pete Watson.
Mr. Treich was a member of Freeport Road Alliance Church, Saxonburg
Volunteer Fire Company, Saxonburg VFW Post 7376 and American Legion Post
He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time at his camp.
Surviving are his wife, Patricia Doerr Treich, whom he married Feb.
23, 1957; two sons, George Treich of Cabot and Ray Treich of Butler; a
sister, Mrs. Marian Holton of Brownsdale; a grandson; and a great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and a grandson.
TREICH - Friends of Floyd D. Treich, who died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002,
will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at FOX FUNERAL HOME,
Saxonburg. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The
Rev Timothy Dietrich, his church pastor, will officiate. Burial with military
honors will be at Gruenwald Cemetery, Summit Township.
Memorial donations may be made to the Great Commission Fund, c/o Freeport
Road Alliance Church, 516 Freeport Road, Butler, PA 16002.
Veterans will hold a service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Joan C. Somerville
Joan C. Somerville, 72, of 114 Shanahan Road, Center Township, died
at 6:50 p.m. Friday at her home.
Born in Butler, May 23, 1929, she was the daughter of John and Annabelle
She was a homemaker and enjoyed playing cards.
Mrs. Somerville was a member of the North Main Street Church of God.
She is survived by her husband, Robert “Bob” Somerville, whom she married
April 14, 1950; a son, Jon Somerville of Butler; a daughter, Mrs. Edward
(Sue) Smith of Pittsburgh; a sister, Mrs. Burt (Marylou) Tibbs of Los Angeles,
Calif.; four grandchildren; and two nephews.
SOMERVILLE - Friends of Joan C. Somerville, who died Friday, Jan. 25,
2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at THOMPSON-MILLER
FUNERAL HOME, 124 E. North St. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at
North Main Street Church of God with the Rev. David Brown, church pastor,
officiating. Burial will be at Butler County Memorial Park, Butler Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to Light of Life Ministries, P.O.
Box 6823, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-0823.
Mabel Snow, 87 of Butler died at 6:15 p.m. Sunday at Butler Memorial
Born Sept. 12, 1914, in Butler, she was the daughter of Charles R. and
Clara Henry Scudder.
She was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church.
Mrs. Snow was a retired Realtor from Thomas Gaiser Realty.
Surviving are her husband Paul C. Snow; two sons, Herman Alvin Winters
Jr. of Butler and Paul L. Winters, with whom she made her home; four grandchildren;
10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Her first husband, Herman A. Winters Sr., who died July 19, 1961; a
sister, and two brothers preceded her in death.
SNOW - Friends of Mabel Snow, who died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, will be
received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at YOUNG FUNERAL HOME, 127
W. Jefferson St. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home
with the Rev. John Neyman, her pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Rose
Anna C. McGrath
Anna C. McGrath, 90, of Marion, Ind., and formerly of Butler, died Saturday
at the Bradner Village Health Care Center in Marion.
Born Oct. 14, 1911 in Vandergrift, Westmoreland County, she was a daughter
of Martini and Mariar Ann Kimpel Cannon.
A former Butler resident, Mrs. McGrath also lived in Nazareth, Pa.
While living in Butler, she was a member of the Catholic Daughters of
America and had been active with the Girl Scouts for years.
She moved to Marion from Butler in 1997.
She was a former member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in Butler.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph McGrath, whom she married Aug.
Also surviving are two sons, Thomas McGrath of Marion and Michael McGrath
of Witchita, Kan.; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (JoAnne) Royer of Seneca, S.C.;
12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, a brother and a sister.
MCGRATH - Friends of Anna C. McGrath, who died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002,
will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME, 201
E. Cunningham St., Butler. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10
a.m. Thursday from St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 128 N. McKean St. Burial
will be at Calvary Cemetery, Butler.
The St. Paul’s Guild and Christian Mothers will recite the rosary at
9:40 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Timothy H. Main
Timothy H. Main, 47, of Cranberry Township died Saturday at St. Francis
Hospital North, Cranberry Township.
Born Jan. 29, 1954, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Forest and Marjorie
He was a member of St. Ferdinand Roman Catholic Church of Cranberry
Township and the Republican Club of Cranberry Township.
He currently was serving his third term as Cranberry Township constable
and belonged to the Pennsylvania State Constables’ Association and the
Butler County Law Enforcement Association.
Surviving are his wife, Cherrie L. Bauer Main, whom he married Nov.
4, 1972; two daughters, Amanda Boyle of Portersville and Lucy Main of Cranberry
Township; and two granddaughters.
Two brothers preceded him in death.
MAIN - Friends of Timothy H. Main, who died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002,
will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday
at GLENN-KILDOO FUNERAL HOME, 130 Wisconsin Ave., Cranberry Township. A
Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St.
Ferdinand Roman Catholic Church, Cranberry Township.
Minerva H. Gasperini
Minerva H. Gasperini, 86, of Sunrise Assisted Living in Mars, formerly
of New Port Richey, Fla., died Monday morning at LAS St. John Specialty
Care Center, Mars.
Born in Patterson, N.J., Oct. 26, 1916, she was the daughter of William
Huston and Margaret Sturkenberg Green.
Mrs. Gasperini and her husband had owned House of Cheer, a retail liquor
store in New Jersey, and enjoyed traveling in the United States. She was
an avid golfer and bowler and enjoyed playing bingo and cards.
She was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in New Port
Surviving are a son, Thomas W. Gasperini and his wife Judy of Cranberry
Township; a daughter-in-law, Florence Gasperini of New Jersey; and four
grandchildren, Wendy and Christy Gasperini, both of New Jersey, Michele
Gasperini of North Carolina and Wayne Gasperini of Colorado.
Her husband, Italo Gasperini, whom she married Aug. 10, 1940, died June
14, 1987. She also was preceded in death by a son, Edward M. Gasperini;
and a brother, William Green.
GASPERINI — Friends of Minerva H. Gasperini, who died Monday, Jan. 27,
2003, are invited to a memorial service at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Sunrise
Assisted Living, 10 Adams Ridge Blvd., Mars. The Rev. Tony Fillisi, pastor
of Dutilh United Methodist Church of Cranberry Township, will officiate.
Arrangements are under the direction of the McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME,
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.
Grace A. Cannon
Grace A. Cannon, 74, of Lisbon, Venango County, died at 7:30 p.m. Friday
at UPMC Northwest in Franklin after a sudden illness.
Born June 15, 1927, in Kennerdell, Venango County, she was the daughter
of John L. Coulter and Gladys L. Jacobs.
She attended Rockdale School in Scrubgrass Township, Venango County,
and was a graduate of Emlenton High School.
Mrs. Cannon was a registered nurse and retired from Polk Center after
20 years. She also had been a nurse at Wesley School, Rockdale School and
Emlenton School, was a surgical nurse for Dr. G.C. McCandless in Franklin,
worked at Grove City Hospital and George Junior in Grove City and had been
a nurse at Cooper Energy in Grove City for a number of years.
She was a member of the Nurses Alumni of Butler County, the Pennsylvania
Nurses Association and the American Association of Retired Persons and
a volunteer at Scrubgrass Senior Center, where she did blood pressure screenings.
Surviving are two children, Mary Martha and John M. Cannon, both of
Emlenton; and one granddaughter. She also is survived by two sisters, Mrs.
Donald A. (Elsie Anna) Elder of Emlenton and Mary Fawn McBride Jr. of Clintonville;
a cousin; and several nieces and nephews.
Her husband, Joseph LeVon Cannon, whom she married July 18, 1952, died
Oct. 8, 2001. Two sisters also preceded her in death
CANNON - Friends of Grace A. Cannon, who died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002,
will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at LARRY E. McKINLEY
FUNERAL HOME, 109 Emlenton St., Clintonville. Funeral services will be
at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Jack Patterson, retired
United Methodist pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Clintonville Methodist