|Ann M. Trotta Date: 2004-03-31
7-9 PM Friday
Geibel Funeral Home
ANN M. TROTTA, of Butler, died at 5:50 AM Wednesday, March 31, 2004,
at the Butler Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Butler, a daughter of the late John and Mary (Prexta)
A Homemaker, Mrs. Trotta had worked as a seamstress at the former Spaide
Shirt facyory in Butler, in her younger years.
A member of St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church in Lyndora.
She was the widow of John M. Trotta. They were married June 19, 1939,
and he died December 14, 2001. She was also preceded in death by 3 Brothers.
1 Daughter: Judy Codi --- Butler
2 Sons: John L. Trotta -- Butler
James R. Trotta --- Pittsburgh
1 Brother: Nick Warhola -- Lyndora
2 Sisters: Mrs. Mary Zaliponi -- Butler
Mrs. Edward (Margaret) Hamlett -- Virginia
9 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren.
TROTTA Friends of ANN M. TROTTA, who died March 31, 2004, will be received
at the GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME, 201 EAST CUNNINGHAM STREET, BUTLER from 7-9
PM Friday. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Saturday, April
3, 2004, at St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, 105 Kohler
Avenue, Lyndora. The Rev. Dennis Bogda, Pastor, will officiate. Interment
will be at Rose Hill Cemetery, Butler.
Parastas services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday at the Funeral Home.
A Panachida service will be held at 9:15 AM Saturday, at the Funeral Home.
John M. Trotta Sr.
John M. Trotta Sr., 86, of Negley Avenue died Friday at Sunnyview Home
Born Oct. 9, 1915, in Calabria, Italy, he was the son of Lawrence and
Rose Greco Trotta.
Mr. Trotta was a cook for the Hot Dog Shoppe in Butler until he retired
after 35 years.
Mr. Trotta was a member of St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic
Church in Lyndora.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Ann M. Trotta, whom he married June 19,
1939; a daughter, Judy Codi of Butler; two sons, John L. Trotta of Butler
and James R. Trotta of Pittsburgh; 9 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren,
and a number of nieces and nephews.
Four brothers and a sister preceded Mr. Trotta in death.
TROTTA — Friends of John M. Trotta, who died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001,
will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME, 210 E.
Cunningham St., Butler. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Roy “Pappy” Ballew, Sr.
Roy Edward “Pappy” Ballew, Sr., 83, of Prospect died Friday afternoon
at his home following an illness.
Born June 12, 1918, in Rockwood, he was the son of William and Ada Dywer
He had worked for 27 years as a carman for the Bessemer Lake Erie Railroad.
He was a World War II Army veteran and was in the European Theater.
He was a member of the VFW Post 249 of Butler, the Critchlow-Hays American
Legion Post 417 of Prospect, and the Butler Moose 64.
He was a lifetime member of the Prospect Fire Department, where he was
involved with the fire police. He was a member of AARP.
He also was a life-long farmer and enjoyed gardening.
He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Suzanne) Osborne, Mrs.
John (Kandance) Baer and Joyce Ballew, all of Prospect; a sister, Mrs.
Dorothy Corry of Conway, Beaver County; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Bankert Ballew, who
died June 1, 1981, a son, two brothers, and a sister.
BALLEW — Friends of Roy Edward “Pappy” Ballew, Sr., who died Friday,
Dec. 14, 2001, will be received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the EDWARD
L. RAISLEY FUNERAL HOME, 387 Main Street, Prospect. The funeral service
will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. James Lewis
officiating. Interment will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Mt. Chestnut.
Anne Coyne Holbach
Anne Coyne Holbach, 84, of Hopkinton, Mass,, died Wednesday at her home
following an illness.
She had lived there for three years with her daughter, Mrs. Michael
P. (Katherine) Roughan.
Born in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late U.S. Sen. and Mrs.
James J. Coyne.
Mrs. Holbach is survived by five daughters; Katherine Roughan; Mrs.
John (Margaret) McHugh; Mrs. Albert (Mary Grace) Remeikis; Anne Holbach
and Mrs. Michael (Suzanne) Elias; four sons, John Holbach; James Holbach;
Joseph Holbach and Timothy Holbach; two sisters, Eleanor Coyne Gallagher
and Katherine P. Coyne and a brother, Thomas Coyne. Also surviving are
16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Joseph P. Holbach, died in 1991.
HOLBACH — A Mass of Christian Burial for Anne Coyne Holbach, who died
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, was Saturday morning at the CHESMORE FUNERAL
HOME, 57 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton, Mass. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday
at the Chapel at Calvary Cemetery, 1004 N. Main St., Butler.
Virginia P. MacDonald
Virginia P. MacDonald, 89, of St. John Specialty Care Center, Mars,
formerly of New Haven Court, died at 6:45 a.m. Friday at St. John Specialty
Born June 27, 1912, in Lorain, Ohio, she was the daughter of Steven
and Elizabeth Zabo Pandy.
Mrs. MacDonald had been a librarian for the Westminster Public Library,
Westminster, Md., where she had also been a volunteer. She helped start
the bookmobile for the library.
While in Westminster, she had sponsored many Hungarians coming to the
United States during the Hungarian uprising of the early 1950s.
Mrs. MacDonald was a Protestant and enjoyed traveling the world.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Lorna) Seidler of Arden,
N.C.; an adopted daughter, Klara Barbarosa of Fairfield, Conn.; a son,
Bruce MacDonald of Slippery Rock; a brother, E.J. “Bud” Pandy of Lorain,
Ohio; four grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Her husband, William Allan MacDonald, who died Feb. 27, 1998, two sisters,
and a brother, preceded Mrs. MacDonald in death.
MacDONALD — Friends of Virginia P. MacDonald, who died Friday, Dec.
14, 2001, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at THOMPSON-MILLER FUNERAL
HOME, 124 E. North St., Butler. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Meadow
Branch Cemetery, Westminster, Md.
Lois Morman, 83, of HCR ManorCare in Whitehall, Pittsburgh, died Friday.
Born July 20, 1918, in Evans City, she was the daughter of George E.
and Nellie J. Beers Cashdollar.
Mrs. Morman is survived y her husband, Lester Morman of Baldwin; two
daughters, Jean Lindberg and Monique Gillen; a son, George H. Dailey; five
grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Two sisters and three brothers preceded her in death.
MORMAN — There will be no public visitation for Lois Morman, who died
Friday, Dec. 14, 2001. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, Dec.
26 at Baldwin United Presbyterian Church with Dr. James K. Smith, Sr.,
Burial will be in Old Union Church Cemetery, Evans City.
Ferdinand P. Mason
Ferdinand P. Mason, 88, of Zelienople, died Thursday at St. Francis
Hospital North, Cranberry Township.
Mr. Mason was born Aug. 6, 1913, in Pittsburgh.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria Mansfeld Mason, whom he married June
1986; two daughters, Jane Drozda of Franklin Township and Mary Ann Peterson
of Point Breeze; two sons, Joseph Mason of Marshall Township and James
Mason of Pittsburgh, and two step-daughters, Nancy Joyce of Vandergrift
and Susan Lefcowitz of Scranton. Also surviving are four grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren.
There will be no public visitation and services will be announced later.
Arrangements are being handled by BOYLAN FUNERAL HOME, Zelienople.
Josephine Soltesz, 73, of Zelienople died Friday in Pittsburgh.
Born June 11, 1928, in Beaver Falls, she was the daughter of Charles
and Mary Porto.
Mrs. Soltesz was a member of St. Gregory Roman Catholic Church, Zelienople.
She is survived by four daughters, Lorraine Hirsch and Mrs. Charles
(Kathryn) Walter, both of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Richard (Donna) Sorensen of
Chillicothe, Ohio, and Tracy Soltesz of Pikesville, Ky., and a granddaughter.
Mrs. Soltesz was preceded in death by her husband, Steven Soltesz, who
died July 25, 1997, and a son.
SOLTESZ — Friends of Josephine Soltesz, who died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001,
will be received form 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at GLENN-KILDOO FUNERAL HOME,
219 Grandview Ave., Zelienople. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Gregory Roman Catholic Church, Zelienople, with
Father Charles B. Bergman, church pastor, officiating. Burial will be at
St. Gregory Cemetery, Zelienople.
Memorial donations may be made to The Make-a-Wish Foundation, 555 Grant
St., Suite 425, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
Pearl Watts, 92, of Sherwood Oaks, Cranberry Township, formerly of Highland
Pines Court, McCandless Township, died Friday morning at Sherwood Oaks
following an illness.
Born Jan. 23, 1909, in Clearfield County, she was the daughter of Martin
and Lillian Waring Watts.
She had been a grade school teacher for the Pine, Adams and Cranberry
township elementary schools. She had also been the editor of The Weekly
Reader of the American Educational Press.
She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
WATTS — Friends of Pearl Watts, who died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, will
be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL
HOME, 238 Crowe Ave, Mars. Services will be at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the
funeral home with the Rev. Paul Cope, pastor of the Mars Alliance Church,
officiating. Burial will be at Watts Cemetery, Clearfield County.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1323
Forbes Ave. Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-4725.
Richard L. Enslen
Richard L. Enslen, 76, of 227 E. Rockenstein Ave. died at 1:35 a.m.
today at the Butler Veterans Affairs Medical Center after an illness.
Born in Evans City, Dec. 15, 1925, he was the son of Jesse and Catherine
He retired as a warehouseman at Mine Safety in Evans City after 29 years.
Mr. Enslen was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church and American Legion
Post 0219, both in Evans City.
He was a World War II Navy veteran and served in Iwo Jima, Okinawa,
Saipan and the Philippines.
Surviving are his wife, Sylvia Giuntoli Enslen, to whom he was married
for 35 years; a son, Christopher L. Enslen of Midlothian, Va.; two brothers,
Daniel Enslen of Evans City and Wilbert Enslen of Renfrew; four sisters,
Mrs. Ralph (Jane) Rush, Mrs. Floyd (Gertrude) McKinnis and Ms. Catherine
Jean Enslen, all of Evans City, and Mrs. Paul (Toot) Critchlow of Renfrew;
a granddaughter; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.
ENSLEN - Friends of Richard L. Enslen, who died Monday, Dec. 17, 2001,
will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at MARTIN FUNERAL
HOME, 429 Center Ave. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral
home with the Rev. Kenneth Thompson, his church pastor, officiating. Burial
will be at St. Michael Cemetery, Butler.
Florence Easton Goubeaud
Florence “Becky” Easton Goubeaud, 90, of Baden, formerly of Evans City,
died Sunday morning at Beaver County Medical Center, Beaver.
Born Aug. 8, 1911, in Criders Corner, she was the daughter of Thomas
and Mary White Easton.
She was a member of Westminster United Presbyterian Church of Evans
City, the VFW Auxiliary Post 165 of Ambridge and the Senior Citizens’ Group
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dale (Ruth) Lantz of Portersville
and Mrs. Robert (Evelyn) Slingluff of Baden; and two brothers, Frank Easton
of New Castle and Ray Easton of Freedom. Nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren
and seven great-great-grandchildren also survive.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred L. Goubeaud, who died
March 9, 1982; a son; a brother; and five sisters.
GOUBEAUD - Friends of Florence “Becky” Goubeaud, who died Sunday, Dec.
16, 2001, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at KINSEY-VOLZ
FUNERAL HOME, Evans City. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral
home with the Rev. John Park, her church pastor, officiating. Burial will
be at Evans City Cemetery.
Winfield L. Hoffman
Winfield L. Hoffman, 75, of Evans City died Saturday afternoon at Passavant
Born Feb. 19, 1926, in Tunnelton, W.Va., he was the son of Victor and
Grace Garner Hoffman.
He attended the Dutilh United Methodist Church, Cranberry Township.
Mr. Hoffman had retired from American Bridge in Ambridge as a craneman
after 36 years.
He was a World War II Navy veteran.
Surviving are his wife, Nona E. Moore Hoffman; a daughter, Mrs. David
(Carol) McKinnis of Evans City; and a grandson.
He was preceded in death by two infant sons, two brothers and a sister.
HOFFMAN - Friends of Winfield L. Hoffman, who died Saturday, Dec. 15,
2001, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today at KINSEY-VOLZ FUNERAL HOME,
Evans City. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Dutilh United Methodist
Church, Cranberry Township. The Rev. Donald Scandral and the Rev. Dr. Kenneth
Rippin will officiate. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Nettle Lisanti, 88, of Franklin Township, Beaver County, formerly of
Zelienople, died Sunday at Ellwood City Hospital.
Born March 16, 1913, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of John and
Josephine Faso Giovengo.
Mrs. Lisanti was a member of the CrossWay Church in Valencia.
She is survived by four daughters, Loralee Lisanti of Harmony, Theresa
Lisanti of California, Josephine DiNardi of Cranberry Township and Jean
Brletic of Butler; a son, Michael Lisanti of California; and two sisters,
Jennie Calderone of Bradford Woods and Mary Ventro of Detroit, Mich. Also
surviving are 17 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Lisanti, who died Feb.
6, 1980; four brothers; and a sister.
LISANTI - Friends of Nettie Lisanti, who died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001,
will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday at BOYLAN FUNERAL HOME, 324 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople. Funeral
services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev.
Patrick Summers, her church pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at
Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery, (North Side Catholic Cemetery) Ross Township.
Dale L. Schoeffel
Dale L. Schoeffel, 76, of Evans City died Saturday at UPMC Passavant
Born Jan. 30, 1925, in Evans City, he was the son of Karl and Lydia
He retired from document control at Mine Safety Appliance after 37 years.
Mr. Schoeffel was a member of the American Legion, the VFW and the Mine
Safety golf league.
He was a World War II Navy veteran.
Surviving are his wife, Rita Schoeffel, whom he married April 23, 1949;
two sons, Drew R. Schoeffel of Evans City and Lt. Col. Dr. Kim M. Schoeffel
of Lajes Air Force Base, Azores Island; a daughter, Marcia D. Schoeffel
of Evans City; a brother, Ronald Schoeffel of Evans City; and five grandchildren.
A brother and a sister preceded him in death.
SCHOEFFEL - Friends of Dale L. Schoeffel, who died Saturday, Dec. 15,
2001, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday at BOYLAN FUNERAL HOME, 116 E. Main St., Evans City. Funeral services
will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The Rev. William Ritzert,
pastor of St. Matthias Roman Catholic Church, Evans City, will officiate.
Burial will be at St. Gregory Cemetery, Zelienople.
Memorial donations may be made to Evans City Public Library, 232 E.
Main St., Evans City, PA 16033.
Susan Barnes Stevenson
Susan A. Barnes Stevenson, 86, of Sarasota, Fla., and Cranberry Township
died Nov. 16, 2001, in Florida.
Born June 23, 1915, in Homestead, Allegheny County, she was the daughter
of Thomas X. and Sara E. Burgess Barnes.
She married Blaine W. Stevenson in 1936, and they moved to Cranberry
Township in 1939. He died Dec. 24, 1997.
She was a member of Plains Presbyterian Church of Cranberry Township
and was installed as the first female elder of the church on Jan. 7, 1968.
She also had been a Sunday school teacher at the church.
She attended Westminster College, New Wilmington, and retired as a secretary
at Mine Safety Appliance Co. in 1973 after 18 years.
She was a past worthy matron of Bethlehem Chapter 37 Order of the Eastern
Star of Evans City and a past mother adviser of the Elsie Hartje Assembly
Order of Rainbow for Girls of Evans City.
She also was active in community youth organizations and was instrumental
in creating the Evans City Library.
Surviving are two sons, Blaine W. Stevenson II of Mt. Pleasant, Mich.,
and Wayne T. Stevenson of West Chester; a daughter, Ms. Nancy Stevenson
of Sarasota, Fla.; and two grandsons. A niece also survives.
A memorial service will be held at Plains Presbyterian Church in the
summer of 2002.
Memorial donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for
Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY
Arrangements are by KINSEY-VOLZ FUNERAL HOME, Evans City.
Pauline E. Szkult
Pauline E. Szkult, 78, of Penn Avenue, Lyndora, died Sunday at Butler
Born Dec. 25, 1922, in Butler, she was a daughter of Thomas Sr. and
Jean Cavalero Raimondi.
She was member of St. Fidelis Roman Catholic Church, formerly St. Stanislaus
Church, of Lyndora.
She is survived by a son, Dennis I. Szkult of Key West, Fla.; two sisters,
Mrs. George (Betty) Mazzanti and Mrs. Margaret Marchinoski, both of Butler;
two grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was the widow of Ignatz P. “Iggy” Szkult Jr., who died June 6, 1986.
She also was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
SZKULT - Friends of Pauline E. Szkult, who died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001,
will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME,
201 E. Cunningham St. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. Wednesday
at the funeral home. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.
Violet M. Walchesky
Violet M. Walchesky, 70, of Cabot died early today at Armstrong County
Born March 16, 1931 in Butler, she was a daughter of John and Mary Weisgerber
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Walchesky was a member of the Thorn Creek United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Theodore Walchesky, whom she married
Sept. 13, 1949.
Also surviving are three sons, Ronald Walchesky of Ft. Myers, Fla.,
and Richard and Randall Walchesky, both of Cabot; two daughters, Mrs. Jeff
(Cheryl) Lauer of Butler and Mrs. Don (Cathy) Knoch of Saxonburg; a brother,
Carl Wise of Arvada, Colo.; two sisters, Mrs. Louis (Gloria) Pollifrone
of Butler and Mary Jane Vaughan of Reidsville, N.C.; seven grandchildren;
and one great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by a son, three brothers and a granddaughter.
WALCHESKY - Services for Violet M. Walchesky, who died Monday, Dec.
17, 2001, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at FOX FUNERAL HOME, Saxonburg.
The Rev. Richard Feagin, her pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in
Saxonburg Memorial Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Thorn Creek United Methodist
Church, 142 Rockdale Road, Butler, Pa. 16002.
William L. Wallace
William L. Wallace, 90, of Concordia Lutheran Home in Cabot, formerly
of Marwood Road, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, at Alli-Kiski Medical Center,
Born Feb. 6, 1911, in Mars, he was the son of William E. and Effie Adams
He had worked at Fretz-Moon Tube Co. for more than 20 years. He then
worked at Spang & Co. for five years and retired from Marmon/Keystone
after five years.
Mr. Wallace was a member of the Hill United Presbyterian Church, where
he had been a deacon, elder and treasurer.
He had been a Cub Scout scoutmaster for two years.
He was a veteran of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.
Surviving are his wife, Helen L. Deemer Wallace, whom he married Oct.
21, 1939; three sons, George W. Wallace of Hamilton, Ohio, Kenneth C. Wallace
of Saxonburg and Ronald A. Wallace of Phoenix; a daughter: Mrs. Randal
(Sandra) Diehl of Prospect; three grandchildren; and numerous nieces and
There will be no public visitation. Private funeral services were today
at GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME, Butler. Burial was at North Side Cemetery.
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