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Daisy M. Hay

Daisy M. Hay, 105, of Harrisville died Monday at Autumn Grove Care Center, Harrisville.

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, S.C. 

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 Nursing Home.

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 1989.

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 Air Medal. 

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 Beckman Zitzman.

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 grandnephews.

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, Pittsburgh.

Born in Ingomar, July 7, 1919, he was the son of Maurice and Ada Hite Treich.

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 683.

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 Shipley Hixon.

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 

Mabel Snow, 87 of Butler died at 6:15 p.m. Sunday at Butler Memorial Hospital.

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 Hill Cemetery. 
 

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. 13, 1938.

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 Hastings Main.

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 Richey.

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, Mars. 

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 Cemetery, Clintonville.


 

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