|Philomena A. Zarnick
Philomena A. Zarnick, 66, of 109 Euclid Ave. died at 1:45 a.m. today
at Sunnyview Nursing Home after an illness.
Born in Butler, Dec. 10, 1935, she was the daughter of Vincent and Catherine
E. White Fornelli.
She was homemaker and a member of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic
Surviving are her husband, James L. Zarnick Sr., to whom she was married
for 44 years; two sons, James L. Zarnick Jr. of Rockville, Md., and Michael
P. Zarnick of Fishkill, N.Y.; a daughter, Mrs. Jeffrey (Sherry A.) Barto
of Butler; a brother, Louis Fornelli of Butler; two sisters, Mrs. Richard
(Rose) Pallone and Josephine Cobern, both of Butler; and two grandsons.
Two sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.
ZARNICK — Friends of Philomena A. Zarnick, who died Thursday, May 30,
2002, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 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. Entombment
will be in the St. Michael Cemetery mausoleum.
The Bereavement Group of St. Michael Parish will hold a scriptural wake
service at 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer
Society, Butler County Unit.
Donald Carl Wolfe
Donald Carl Wolfe, 62, of Butler died at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday at Butler
Born Dec. 19, 1939, in Butler, he was the son of John M. and Erma Thomas
A 1958 graduate of Butler High School, he was a retired hairdresser
and formerly owned and operated beauty shops in the Butler area.
Mr. Wolfe was a Navy veteran.
He is survived by two brothers, Vern and Norman Wolfe, both of Butler.
WOLFE — There will be no visitation. A memorial service for Donald Carl
Wolfe, who died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at
YOUNG FUNERAL HOME, 127 W. Jefferson St. The Rev. Jack Nanz, pastor of
St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, will officiate. Burial will be at Butler
County Memorial Park, Butler Township.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Hilton C. Shoemaker
Hilton C. Shoemaker, 96, of New Bethlehem R.D. 2 died at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday
at Sugarcreek Rest, Worthington.
Born Aug. 31, 1915, in Deanville, Armstrong County, he was a son of
Walter P. and Edna L. Wells Shoemaker.
Mr. Shoemaker had been a machinist at St. Charles Brickyard for 32 years.
He was a member of First Baptist Church in New Bethlehem.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Surviving are his wife, Alverda Kunselman Shoemaker, whom he married
March 20, 1948; a son, Robert Shoemaker of East Brady; a daughter, Mrs.
Curt (Darla) Smith of Arnold; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother and three sisters.
SHOEMAKER — Friends of Hilton C. Shoemaker, who died Wednesday, May
29, 2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at RUPERT
FUNERAL HOME, New Bethlehem. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday
at the funeral home. The Rev. Marty Sturgeon, his church pastor, will officiate.
Burial will follow at the Oakland Cemetery, Distant, Armstrong County.
John W. Miller
John W. Miller, 79, of Laveen, Ariz., died May 17.
Born in Fairview, he was the son of Lawrence and Esther Cumberland Miller.
Mr. Miller worked in the trucking industry most of his life.
He was a member of the Laveen Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge.
He served in the Army during World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Jacquelyn Miller; his children, Linda Brown
and Terry Miller; four grandchildren; and five great-grandsons. Two brothers,
Thomas Miller of Parker and William Miller of Petrolia; and five sisters,
Nancy Wright and Gloria Sweeney, both of Petrolia, Mary Hesky of Butler,
Esther Hemmerling of Orlando, Fla., and Diane King of Parker; and several
nieces and nephews also survive.
A sister preceded him in death.
MILLER — A service for John W. Miller, who died Friday, May 20, 2002,
was held at May 20 at Laveen Baptist Church.
A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. June 14 at Petrolia Presbyterian
Paul C. Householder
Paul C. Householder of Shaler Township died Thursday.
Surviving are a daughter, Teresa Rehner; a son, Paul James Householder;
and two sisters, Alberta Druschel and Anna Dean. Two grandchildren also
He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha G. Householder; and four
HOUSEHOLDER — Friends of Paul C. Householder, who died Thursday, May
30, 2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at NEELY FUNERAL
HOME, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A blessing service will be held at
11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
James G. Holt
James G. Holt, 80, of Butler died at 4 a.m. Thursday at the Butler Veterans
Affairs Medical Center.
Born Aug. 20, 1921, in Center Township, he was the son of George and
Hilda Smith Holt.
Mr. Holt retired from the Pennsylvania-American Water Co. after 32 years.
He also enjoyed farming at his Connoquenessing Township home.
He was a member of St. Fidelis Catholic Church, Meridian.
He was a World War II Marine Corps veteran.
Surviving are his wife, Annagrace E. Landgraf Holt, whom he married
April 19, 1947; a daughter, Mrs. Barry (Jane A.) Racey of Indian Springs,
Ohio; two sons, James Holt Jr. of Sacramento, Calif., and William Holt
of Butler; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. He also is survived
by three sisters, Jessie Mounts, Mrs. Lawrence (Laura) Bloom and Mrs. Braden
(Violet) Weitzel, all of Butler; and two brothers, Thomas Holt of Butler
and Mack Holt of Connecticut.
He was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.
HOLT — Friends of James G. Holt, who died Thursday, May 30, 2002, will
be received from noon to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at YOUNG FUNERAL HOME,
127 W. Jefferson St. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10
a.m. Monday at St. Fidelis Catholic Church, 125 Buttercup Road, Meridian.
The Rev. James F. Murphy, church pastor, will officiate. Burial will be
at Butler County Memorial Park, Butler Township.
A prayer service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Graveside military honors will be provided by VFW Post 249.
Alberta M. Fye
Alberta M. Fye, 81, of Harrisville, formerly of Pittsburgh, died at
3:28 p.m. Monday at United Community Hospital, Grove City.
She was born June 4, 1920, in New Castle.
There are no known survivors.
FYE — Friends of Alberta M. Fye, who died Monday, May 27, 2002, will
be received from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at YOUNG FUNERAL HOME, 127 W. Jefferson
St. Services will follow at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the
Rev. John Neyman, pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church, officiating. Burial
will be at West Sunbury Union Cemetery.
Guy Vernon Barger
Guy Vernon Barger, 66, of 347 Main Hill Road, Karns City, died of a
heart attack at his home on Thursday.
Born Dec. 29, 1935, in Fredericksburg, Pa., he was the son of Vern Clair
and Annie G. Duespohl Barger.
He had worked in maintenance at Daugherty Refinery, now Crompton Corp.,
for 15 years; U.N.C., Connecticut for 19½ years; Thomas Weibel PLS
for two years; and for Perry Township for eight years.
Mr. Barger was a Protestant.
He had served with the Army at Fort Banks, Mass.
He enjoyed auto racing, and collecting and showing engines.
Surviving are his wife, Helen Maxine Wiles Barger, whom he married March
28, 1956; two sisters, Loretta E. Maxwell of Franklin and Marylin Kay Weibel
of East Brady; and two brothers, Carl R. and Jack L. Barger, both of Petrolia.
A number of nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
BARGER — Friends of Guy Vernon Barger, who died Thursday, May 30, 2002,
will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 10 to 11 a.m. Monday
at SNYDER-CRISSMAN FUNERAL HOME, Cowansville. Services will follow at 11
a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Samuel Swick officiating.
Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, Chicora R.D. 1.
Memorial contributions may be made to Petrolia Volunteer Fire Department
or Petrolia Ambulance Service.
Robert W. Yedlowski Sr.
Robert William Yedlowski Sr., 51, of East Deer Township died May 13,
2002, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
Born April 20, 1951, in Harrison Township, he was the son of Joseph
R. Yedlowski and the late Lena Borrelli Yedlowski.
He lived in Cranberry Township for 16 years before returning to Creighton.
A 1969 graduate of East Deer High School, he received an associate degree
in electronics from Gateway Technical School, Pittsburgh.
Mr. Yedlowski was an electronics technician at Aerotech, RIDC Park,
O’Hara Township. He also was a licensed Realtor and broker for Century
21 of Lower Burrell and Crawford Realty of Harrison Township.
He was a member of the Toastmasters in Cranberry Township.
He also was a singer and guitarist and played on the East Coast in the
1970s-1980s with his late brother, Ron.
Surviving are a son and daughter, Robert W. Jr. and Renae M. Yedlowski,
both of Cranberry Township; his father of East Deer; and two brothers,
David C. Yedlowski of Plum and Joseph J. Yedlowski of East Deer Township.
In addition to his brother, he was preceded in death by his mother.
A Christian funeral Mass was celebrated May 16 at Mount St. Peter Roman
Catholic Church, New Kensington.
Kenneth William Scholter
Kenneth William Scholter, 91, of Saxonburg, formerly of Butler, died
at 7 a.m. Friday at Butler Memorial Hospital.
Born Aug. 6, 1910, in Duquesne, he was the son of John and Mayme Hartman
A pilot, he was a member of the Quiet Birdman, the Aero Club of Pittsburgh
and the OX5 Aviation Pioneers 402.
Surviving are his wife, Marion A. Scholter; and two sons, James Richard
Scholter of Gulf Breeze, Fla., and John William Scholter of Marietta, Ga.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
SCHOLTER — There will be no visitation for Kenneth William Scholter,
who died Friday, May 31, 2002. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m.
Monday at Brownsdale Cemetery with the Rev. Paul E. Roberts, pastor of
Summit United Presbyterian Church, officiating. YOUNG FUNERAL HOME in Butler
Velma B. Mink
Velma B. McKinnis Mink, 87, of Chapel Point of Carlisle, formerly of
Meridian, died Friday evening at Chapel Point of Carlisle in Carlisle.
Born in Butler on Feb. 19, 1915, she was the daughter of Walter H. and
Catherine Elizabeth Datt McKinnis.
She had been a missionary nurse for years, serving the Christian and
Missionary Alliance Church. She served as a missionary nurse in the Philippines
from 1948 to 1963.
She was a graduate of Butler High School, Nyack College in Nyack, N.Y.,
and Butler Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.
Mrs. Mink was a member of the Community Alliance Church.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Harold R. (Harriet) Caldwell of Aliquippa;
a brother, William Charles McKinnis of Butler; an aunt, Harriet Datt McKinnis;
and a number of nieces and nephews.
Her husband, the Rev. Edward Mink, whom she married after ending her
missionary service, died March 6, 1981.
Two brothers and a sister also preceded her in death.
MINK — Friends of Velma B. McKinnis Mink, who died Friday, May 31, 2002,
will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at THOMPSON-MILLER
FUNERAL HOME, 124 E. North St., Butler. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday
with William Kissel, a retired missionary, officiating. Interment will
follow at Butler Memorial Park.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to Chapel Point of Carlisle,
770 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA, 17003.
Robert L. Deal Sr.
Robert L. Deal Sr., 70, of 218 Geibel Road died Friday at Butler Memorial
Born Dec. 10, 1931, in Butler, he was the son of George S. and Violet
He had attended Butler High School, where he was a member of the football
Mr. Deal had worked as a crane operator for Marmon Keystone in East
Butler for years, retiring in 1982.
He had served with the Coast Guard and was a member of St. Wendelin
Roman Catholic Church in Carbon Center.
Mr. Deal was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a life member of
the East Butler Volunteer Fireman’s Club. He was a former coach for the
East Butler baseball and football leagues and enjoyed mall walking.
He is survived by four sons, Robert L. Deal Jr. of Butler, Ronald E.
“Gus” Deal of East Butler and Henry T. and William C. Deal, both of Butler;
and five daughters, Luann Crawford, Mrs. Raymond (Barbara) Houston, Mrs.
Philip (Caroline) Nordquist, Valerie Deal and Mrs. Robert (Ruthi) Orloski,
all of Butler.
Also surviving are three brothers, George and Jerry Deal, both of Butler,
and Richard Deal of Warren, Ohio; four sisters, Mrs. Raymond (Betty) Campbell
of Karns City, Peggy Reed and Mrs. Albert (Shirley) Shook, both of Butler,
and Mrs. John (Patty) Hoover of West Sunbury; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren;
four step-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
His wife, Margaret J. Williams Deal, whom he married Aug. 23, 1952,
died Nov. 7, 1998.
A son, a grandson and two brothers also preceded him in death.
DEAL — Friends of Robert L. Deal Sr., who died Friday, May 31, 2002,
will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday
at GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME, 201 E. Cunningham St., Butler. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Wendelin Roman Catholic
Church in Carbon Center with the Rev. Michael Maranowski, church pastor,
officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 10
Duff Road, Suite 304, Pittsburgh, PA, 15235.