|Robert Eugene Haskin
Robert Eugene Haskin, 58, of North Washington died at 2:40 a.m. Saturday
at home from a heart seizure.
Born July 26, 1944, in Prospect, he was a son of Emory and Thelma Kniess
He attended Slippery Rock High School and worked various jobs in the
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Vietnam War.
He is survived by seven sisters, Mary Jane Bartley of Prospect, Shirley
Young of Slippery Rock, Mrs. Charles (Verna) Yearick of Butler, Betty Balazs
of Eau Claire, Mrs. Charles (Wanda) Marshall of Petrolia, Brenda Tarr of
Butler and Donna Haskin of New Castle; three brothers, Larry Haskin and
Gary Haskin, both of North Washington, and James Haskin of Texas.
Also preceding him in death were four sisters and two brothers.
Memorial services will be arranged at the convenience of the family
with a private burial in St. John’s Lutheran Stone Church Cemetery.
Arrangements are being made by YOUNG FUNERAL HOME, 132 Main St., West
Helen C. Harbison
Helen C. Harbison, 73, of West Deer Township died Tuesday at home.
Born Feb. 18, 1929, in Russellton, Allegheny County, she was a daughter
of Andrew and Jozefa Guzik Logut.
She was a member of the Deer Creek United Presbyterian Church, the West
Deer Garden Club and the Order of the Eastern Star.
Mrs. Harbison’s hobbies included gardening, golf, tennis, cooking, baking,
ceramics and traveling.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, James Harbison.
Also surviving are a daughter, Cheryl McGraw of Pine Township; two sons,
James Harbison of West Deer Township and Dean Harbison of Shaler Township;
two sisters, Ann Madey of Saxonburg and Jaye Marchegeano of Valencia; and
She was preceded in death by a daughter, a sister and a brother.
HARBISON — Friends of Helen C. Harbison, who died Tuesday, Nov. 19,
2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at SCHELLHAAS
FUNERAL HOME, 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown. Services will be held at 10:30
a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Raselyn Johnson, pastor of
the Deer Creek United Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be
in Lakewood Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Deer Creek United Presbyterian
Church Memorial Fund, Bairdford Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044.
Michael J. Gatti
Michael J. Gatti, 46, of Butler, formerly of Newburgh, N.Y., died Monday
unexpectedly in Pittsburgh.
Born Oct. 19, 1956, in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., he was the son of Marion E.
Eagan Gatti and the late Nino Gatti.
He was an elephant handler at the Pittsburgh Zoo for five years. Prior
to that, he worked at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago and Bronx Zoo in New York.
Mr. Gatti was a member of the Laborers International Union of North
America and various animal conservation organizations.
Surviving are his wife, Mary T. Obermeyer Gatti, whom he married Aug.
24, 1991; his mother of Butler; two brothers, Nino Gatti of Zelienople
and Christopher Gatti of Kirkwood, N.Y.; and a number of nieces, nephews,
GATTI — Friends of Michael J. Gatti, who died, Monday, Nov. 18, 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.
The St. Paul Guild and Christian Mothers will meet at 9:35 a.m. Saturday
at the church to recite the rosary.
Memorial donations may be made to The Nature Conservancy, 4245 N. Fairfax
Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203.
Ethel M. Barton
Ethel M. Barton, 92, of Concordia Haven in Cabot, formerly of Natrona
Heights, died Tuesday at Lund Care Center at Concordia Home.
Born in Huntingdon, May 18, 1910, she was the daughter of Gilbert and
Katherine Crust Parsons.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting and needlework.
Mrs. Barton was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church of Cabot.
Her husband, Howard P. Barton, died Oct. 7, 1981.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gilbert G. and Naomi Barton
of Natrona Heights; two daughters, Mrs. Katherine Morris of Frederick,
Md., and Mrs. Mabel Kolarik of North Canton, Ohio; nine grandchildren;
16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
BARTON — There will be no public visitation. A memorial service for
Ethel M. Barton, who died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, will be held at 11:30
a.m. Friday at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Cabot. The Rev. Barry Keurulainen
will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations, may be made to the Hospice of
Greater Butler, 267 Pittsburgh Road, Suite B & C, Butler, PA 16002.
Douglas G. Walker
Douglas G. Walker, 41, of Bonniebrook Road died at 5:04 p.m. Tuesday
at West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh.
Born in Butler, Jan. 9, 1961, he was the son of Elden H. and Virginia
R. Oesterling Walker.
An alumnus of Butler High School, he was a bricklayer for Etzel Masonry
and member of Local 9 of the Bricklayers Union.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved the outdoors.
Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Feehan Walker, whom he married July
21, 1984; and a son, Todd Walker at home. Also surviving are his parents
of Butler; four brothers, Richard R. Walker of Fenelton and Dennis E.,
Terry L. and Bradley C. Walker, all of Butler; three sisters, Mrs. David
(Sandra) Meier and Debbie Mehrabi, both of Butler, and Mrs. Thomas (Jyll)
Clouse of Chicora; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
WALKER — Friends of Douglas G. Walker, who died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002,
will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Friday at THOMPSON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME, 124 E. North St. Funeral services
will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Community Alliance Church, 800 Mercer Road.
The Rev. Dennis Krajacic will officiate.
Charles S. L. Robinson
Charles S. L. Robinson, 90, of Parker died at 2:15 a.m. today at Clarview
Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Sligo, after a brief illness.
Born March 9, 1912, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Charles Prosser
and Margaret Alma Lord Robinson.
A 1929 graduate of Parker High School, he earned a bachelor’s of arts
degree in 1934 at Harvard University and graduated cum laude. In 1935,
he received a master’s of science degree from Harvard and graduated summa
He was a licensed professional engineer for more than 50 years and had
been a mechanical and nuclear engineer for General Electric, Bethlehem
Steel Corp., Westinghouse Electric, General Dynamics and an associate professor
in nuclear power at Maine Maritime Academy.
Mr. Robinson was a charter member of The American Nuclear Society, American
Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society of Naval Architects and Marine
Engineers and the American Society of Naval Engineers.
He was affiliated with the Robinson Chapel United Methodist Church near
Parker and was an avid reader.
Surviving are a son, Samuel F. Robinson of Hampton Falls, N.H.; two
grandchildren; four nieces; and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by two sisters.
ROBINSON — Friends of Charles S. L. Robinson, who died Thursday, Nov.
21, 2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at H. JACK
BUZARD FUNERAL HOME, Wayne Street, Parker. Funeral services will be at
2:30 p.m. Sunday at Robinson Chapel United Methodist Church in Bennertown,
near Parker. Burial will be in the Foxburg Cemetery.
Rosella Mae Powell
Rosella Mae Powell, 76, of Zelienople died Tuesday at her home.
Born Nov. 4, 1926, in Harmony, she was the daughter of William Henry
and Helen Druschel Powell.
Miss Powell was a member of St. Peter’s Reformed Church of Zelienople
and had retired as a stenographer at U.S. Steel, Ellwood City.
She is survived by a sister, Justine Kuntz of Boca Raton, Fla.; and
a niece, Jennifer Trivoli Humphrey of St. Petersburg, Fla.
POWELL — Friends of Rosella Mae Powell, who died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002,
will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Monday at BOYLAN FUNERAL HOME, 324 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople. Services
will follow at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Peter’s Reformed Church, 320 E. Grandview
Ave., Zelienople. The Rev. Ralph Link will officiate. Burial will follow
at Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester.
Thomas E. ‘Boots’ Knarr
Thomas E. “Boots” Knarr, 95, of Freeport died at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday,
Nov. 20, 2002, at his home.
Born in Mahaffey, Clearfield County, May 31, 1907, he was the son of
Dr. E.F. and Ann Major Knarr.
He was a truck driver at Penn Builders in Tarentum.
Mr. Knarr was a Catholic and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Nina McCullough Knarr; two daughters,
Mrs. J.D (Sally) Bellows of Dallas, Texas, and Mrs. Ken (Karen) Segal of
Cincinnati, Ohio; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A sister,
Louise Pursley of Arlington, Texas, also survives.
Visitation and funeral services were private. Burial was at Circle Hill
Memorial contributions may be made to United Presbyterian Church of
Freeport, 411 High St., Freeport, PA 16229.
Arrangements were handled by REDMOND FUNERAL HOME, Freeport.
John H. Felix
John H. Felix, 80, of Forestville died at 12:45 p.m. Monday at his home.
Born in Columbiana, Ohio, March 11, 1922, he was the son of Clark B.
and Renia L. Stump Felix.
He had been an equipment operator at Rosswell Mining of Karns City,
retiring in 1985.
Mr. Felix was a member of the Forestville United Methodist Church.
He was a World War II Army veteran and a life member of the VFW Post
7073 of Parker.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth L. Ferguson Felix, whom he married Jan,
24, 1946; four daughters, Mrs. Cary (Connie L.) Wiley and Mrs. Brad (Doris
E.) Walters, both of Mercer, and Mrs. John (Sandra A.) Thornbury and Mrs.
Patrick (Kathleen G.) Thornbury, both of Slippery Rock; four sons, Robert
L. and Shirl B. Felix, both of Parker, Kenneth B. Felix of Farrell, and
Daniel L. Felix of Forestville; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren;
two step-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.
Three sisters, Grace Jamison of Parker, Caroline Wissner of Sewickley
and V. Mae Baird of Slidale, La.; and two brothers, Thomas D. Felix of
Grove City and Clayton C. Felix of Mercer, also survive.
Four sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.
FELIX — A memorial service for John H. Felix, who died Monday, Nov.
18, 2002, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Forestville United Methodist
Church with the Rev. Steve Soltis officiating. Burial will be at Slippery
Rock Cemetery. JAMISON FUNERAL HOME, Harrisville, is handling arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to Forestville United Methodist Church,
P.O. Box 102, Forestville, PA 16035; or to the American Cancer Society,
320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205-4620.
Rose Marie Cygan
Rose Marie Cygan, 87, of Butler died Tuesday in the emergency room at
Butler Memorial Hospital.
Born June 14, 1915, in Butler, she was a daughter of Joseph and Caroline
Camilla Cyran Jablonski.
She was a member of St. Fidelis Roman Catholic Church in Lyndora and
formerly of St. Stanislaus.
Mrs. Cygan enjoyed shopping.
She is survived by a daughter, Sally Gicie of Butler; a son, Richard
Cygan of Butler; a sister, Helen Rodgers of Butler; four grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace “Doc” Cygan, who died
Nov. 19, 1986.
Also preceding her in death were five brothers and three sisters.
CYGAN — Visitation for Rose Marie Cygan, who died Tuesday, Nov. 19,
2002, has been changed to from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at YOUNG
FUNERAL HOME, 127 W. Jefferson St. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated
at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Fidelis Roman Catholic Church in Lyndora. The Rev.
James Murphy will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
John Crummy, 74, of Washington Court House, Ohio, died Tuesday at St.
Ann Hospital in Westerville, Ohio, after a two-week illness.
Born Nov. 15, 1928, in Butler, he was the son of Lyle Judson and Elizabeth
He was a graduate of Penn State University and moved to Washington Court
House in 1970.
Before his retirement, he was manager of J.I. Case Equipment Co., Washington
Court House. He then became an agent at Harold Long Real Estate and Auctions.
Mr. Crummy was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Washington
Court House and a 25-year member of Fayette Lodge F&AM 107. He also
was a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, Aladdin Temple Shrine
and past president of the Washington Shrine Club.
His wife, Darlene M. Chambers Crummy, died Dec. 24, 1999.
Surviving are three daughters, Deborah MacDonald and Connie Seymour,
both of Washington Court House, and Vickie Crummy of Marina Del Rey, Calif.;
a son, Jay Crummy of Columbus, Ohio; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He also is survived by two brothers, Donald Crummy of Valencia and Norman
Crummy of Painesville, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
CRUMMY — A memorial service for John Crummy, who died Tuesday, Nov.
19, 2002, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church,
Washington Court House. The Rev. Dr. W. Darrell Holmes will officiate.
Burial will be at Glade Run Cemetery, Middlesex Township, Butler County.
There will be no visitation.
Memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 214 N.
Hinde St., Washington C.H., OH 43160.
Arrangements are being handled by KIRKPATRICK FUNERAL HOME, Washington
Albert Sherman, 72, of Franklin Street in Slippery Rock died Thursday
at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.
Born Feb. 23, 1930, in Braddock, he was the son of Mike and Esther Patkus
He had retired as a maintenance man for the Franklin Regional School
Mr. Sherman was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Slippery Rock
and the West Sunbury American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Louise Sherman, whom he married May 12,
1955; a son, Michael Sherman of Emlenton; two daughters, Lynn Smith of
Slippery Rock and Nancy Sherman of Harrisville; and three grandchildren.
SHERMAN — Friends of Albert Sherman, who died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002,
will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at FICCA FUNERAL HOME,
203 E. Pine St., Grove City. A blessing service will be held at 11 a.m.
Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. James Armstrong officiating.
Burial will follow at Prairie Cemetery, Harrisville.