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LeOra Mary Jacob

LeOra Mary Jacob, 67, of Plain Grove Township, Lawrence County, died of natural causes at 11:36 a.m. Monday at Allegheny General Hospital.

Born in Smicksburg, Indiana County, Sept. 28, 1934, she was the daughter of Blair Joseph and Clara May Hartzell Eckman.

She had served in the Air Force for 10 years prior to her marriage. She then worked for the Federal Government Office of Personnel Management in Boyers from 1987 to 1999. 

Mrs. Jacob was a member of the World Wide Church of God, Youngstown, Ohio.

She is survived by her husband, John A. Jacob whom she married Oct. 24, 1959; two daughters, Ethel Jacob of Staten Island, N.Y., and Patty Anna Harper of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two sisters, Dora Lewis of Pulaski and Mildred Wright of New Castle; and a brother, Robert Eckman of Pell City, Ala.

A brother preceded her in death.

JACOB — Friends of LeOra Mary Jacob, who died Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1778 Perry Highway, Leesburg. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. John Dobritch, her church pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Plain Grove Township, Lawrence County. 
 

Jean Elizabeth Lewis

Jean Elizabeth Lewis, 74, formerly of Zelienople, died at 8:25 p.m. Dec. 10 at Sugar Creek Rest, near Worthington.

Born Jan. 3, 1927, in Zelienople, she was the daughter of John D. and Eva C. Frishkorn Lewis.

She has no known relatives.

LEWIS — Friends of Jean Elizabeth Lewis, who died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, will be received from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at YOUNG FUNERAL HOME, 127 W. Jefferson St. Services will follow at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. John Neyman, pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery, Prospect. 
 

Adam S. Schaffer

Adam S. Schaffer of Colleen Street died Monday morning.

He was born in Lyndora, a son of the late Adam and Nellie (Grystar) Schaffer. 

Mr. Schaffer retired in 1963 as an inspector in the stainless inspection department of the Butler Armco Steel Corp. plant where worked there for 35 years.

He was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in Butler.

He was a member of the Armco Veterans Club and had been an active outdoors sportsman, including hunting and fishing. He also was an avid gardener. 

He was a member of the Pennsylvania Voters Hall of Fame.

He is survived by a son, Robert L. Schaffer of Middlesex Township; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann (Olen) Schaffer, who died Aug. 20, 1997, and whom he married May 26, 1934.

Also preceding him in death were two brothers, five sisters and a grandson.

SCHAFFER — Friends of Adam S. Schaffer, who died Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME, 201 E. Cunningham St. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 128 N. McKean St. Entombment will be at the Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum. 

St. Pauls Guild and Christian Mothers members will recite the rosary at 9:35 a.m. Friday at the Church.
 

Elmer Stamp

Elmer Stamp, 80, of Cranberry Township died Monday morning at Passavant Hospital, McCandless.

Born Feb. 1, 1921, in Mansfield, Ill., he was the son of Thomas Robert and Sarah Elizabeth Carter Stamp.

He was a founding member of the Bible Baptist Church, Cranberry Township, and was a member of the American Legion.

Mr. Stamp had retired from American Bridge in Ambridge as a welding inspector after 42 years.

During World War II, he served with the Army 306th Ordnance Maintenance Co.

He is survived by a son, the Rev. Robert Stamp of Cranberry Township; two sisters, Mrs. Eileen Sarver of Evans City and Mrs. Irene Morgan of Las Vegas, Nev.; two granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marylee Gray Stamp, who died Feb. 19, 2000; and by four brothers.

STAMP — Friends of Elmer Stamp, who died Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at KINSEY-VOLZ FUNERAL HOME, Evans City. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with his grandson, the Rev. Matt Kaltenberger, pastor of Grace Community Church of Cranberry Township, officiating. Burial will be in at Sylvania Hills Memorial Gardens, Rochester. 
 

Paul L. Weaver

Paul L. Weaver, 68, of Sunnyview Nursing Home, formerly of Fenelton, died Monday at Sunnyview Home.

Born Dec. 6, 1933, he was a son of Charles and Julia Weaver Walker.

He was a retired heavy equipment operator. He worked for more than 20 years out of Union Local 66 of the Operating Engineers in Monroeville.

He was a member of the McKee Chapel United Methodist Church in Fenelton.

He was a Navy veteran and member of the USS Zellars Association.

He also was a gold card member of the Happy Hunters Sportsmen’s Club in Fenelton.

Surviving are six brothers: David E. Walker of Slippery Rock; Theodore C. Walker of Fenelton; Richard C. Walker of Butler; James C. Walker of Vancouver, Wash.; Robert D. Walker of Cabot; and Randy E. Walker of Lomita, Calif.; three sisters: Mrs. Janice Graham and Donna Walker, both of Butler; and Mrs. Norman (Madeline) Young of Hilliards; 30 nieces and nephews; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.

WEAVER – Friends of Paul L. Weaver, who died Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 E. Cunningham St. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Sherry Cook, pastor of McKee Chapel United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Worthington Presbyterian Cemetery. 
 

Eleanore Campbell

Eleanore McCowin Campbell, 67, of Brandywine, Md., formerly of Butler, died Dec. 7, 2001, at Fairfax Hospital in Virginia. 

She is survived by five children: David, Leslie, Desiree, Dale and Drew; a sister, Mary McCowin Glick of Annapolis, Md.; and two brothers, Tom McCowin of Port Orange, Fla., and Paul McCowin of Biloxi, Miss.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
 
  
George ‘Lee’ Collins Jr.

George B. “Lee” Collins Jr. of Cranberry Township died Sunday.

Born in Washington, Pa., he was the son of George B. and Mary Elizabeth Hickey Collins.

Mr. Collins owned a screen-printing business in Cranberry Township and was a full-time employee at Lowe’s in Cranberry Township.

He was the designer and creator of the logo and slogan for the Seneca Valley School District.

Mr. Collins was the district chief for the Beta Theta Phi National Fraternity, a member of the Cranberry Community United Presbyterian Church and a former member of the Sports Car Club of America.

He also was active in community events.

Surviving are his wife, Jean Mueller Collins; a daughter, Kristen Collins-Zaras of Cranberry Township; two sons, Kel Collins of Cranberry Township and Thomas “T.C.” Collins of McCandless; a brother, John Collins of West Virginia; and a grandson.

A brother preceded him in death.

COLLINS — Friends of George B. “Lee” Collins Jr., who died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at GLENN-KILDOO FUNERAL HOME, 130 Wisconsin Ave., Cranberry Township. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Thomas Thorton, his church pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Marshall Township, Allegheny County. 

Memorial donations may be made to Cranberry Township Community Chest, P.O. Box 1767, Cranberry Township, PA 16066-0767.

John W. Lewis

John W. Lewis, 82, of Richland Township and Winter Park, Fla., died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001.

Born in Chester, W.Va., Sept. 5, 1919, he was the son of John W. and Blanche Leonard Lewis.

His wife, Mary Sokolsky Lewis, died March 4, 2001.

Surviving are a sister, Margaret Burtner of McKeesport, and nieces and nephews

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are being handled by SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME, Bakerstown.
 

Jay Daniel Mohn Jr.

Jay Daniel Mohn Jr., 22, of 242 Spruce Road, Karns City, died of natural causes Saturday in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Born Jan. 26, 1979, in Butler, he was the son of Jay D. Sr. and Denise Thompson Mohn.

He was a 1997 graduate of Karns City High School and earned an associate’s degree in electronics from ITT in Pittsburgh in 1999.

Mr. Mohn was a robot installation technician for McKesson Automated Healthcare Systems in Pittsburgh for two years and was working in Utah at the time of his death. 

He was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Karns City.

Surviving are his parents of Karns City; a sister, Angela E. Mohn, a student at Thiel College, Greenville; a brother, Bradley D. Mohn, a student at PTI, Pittsburgh; his maternal grandparents, Wilbert P. and Hazel Garner Thompson of Eau Claire; his paternal grandparents: Joseph D. Mohn of Chicora and Mrs. William (Rose) Smith of Butler; his maternal great-grandfather, Claude A. Garner of Winter Haven, Fla.; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

MOHN — Friends of Jay Daniel Mohn Jr., who died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME, 201 E. Cunningham St. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of God of Prophecy, Karns City. The Rev. Roy Tilton, church pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Butler County Memorial Park, Butler Township. 
 

Louis J. Scarpitti

Louis J. Scarpitti, 79, of Newport, N.C., formerly of Butler, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at Bretthaven Nursing Home, Newport.

Born in Butler, March 20, 1922, he was the son of Frank and Jean Costanza Scarpitti.

He lived in the North Carolina area for 20 years and had been self employed before his retirement.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Heichel Scarpitti; four sons, Louis, Ronald and Richard Scarpitti, all of Newport, and Billy Scarpitti of Raleigh, N.C.; three grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. He also is survived by two brothers, Dr. Frank Scarpitti of Newark, Del., and Ronald Scarpitti of Middlesex, N.J.; and a sister, Mrs. Louis (Rita) Bournique of Butler.

He was preceded in death by a sister. 

Funeral services were private.
 

Anthony E. Selvaggio

Anthony E. Selvaggio, 78, of Hampton Township died Wednesday.

He was the son of Joseph and Maria Battaglia Selvaggio of Sicily. 

Mr. Selvaggio owned and operated Fluffy Donuts, a Gibsonia-based wholesale baked goods company; and retired in 1998 from his wholesale coffee business. In 1976 he opened Amy Joy Donuts in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

He was a member of St. Catherine of Sweden Roman Catholic Church in Wildwood, Hampton Township.

During World War II, he rebuilt a jute factory and served in the Army as an interpreter for Maj. Bradberry in Italy.

His wife, Lucia N. Faella Selvaggio, died Dec. 16, 1999.

He is survived by two sons, Anthony M. Selvaggio of St. Petersburg. Fla., and Joseph F. Selvaggio of Hampton Township; four daughters, Mrs. Maria Berzonski of Saxonburg, Dr. Adriana Selvaggio Heilbrunn of Fox Chapel, Ms. Micheala “Mimi” McDonald-Heard of Brooksville, Fla., and Mrs. Lucia Rosenberg of Philadelphia; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

SELVAGGIO — Friends of Anthony E. Selvaggio, who died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at HERBERT KING FUNERAL HOME, 2841 Woodland Circle, Hampton Township. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Catherine of Sweden Catholic Church, Wildwood. The Rev. Regis Farmer, church pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow at North Side Catholic Cemetery, Ross Township. 

Luncheons for friends and family will be held following the burial at the following places: St. Catherine of Sweden Catholic Church, Wildwood, until 1 p.m.; and at the home of Drs. Adriana Selvaggio and Steve Heilbrunn from noon to 8 p.m. Call the family for directions.
 

Jack A. Virgili

Jack A. Virgili, 86, of Butler died Wednesday at his home.

Born May 1, 1915, in Bridgeville, he was a son of Leonello and Anna DeVita Virgili.

He retired as a pipe fitter in 1980 and had worked out of Local 47 of the Pipe Fitters Union, Pittsburgh.

Mr. Virgili, who was inducted into the Butler Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1979, was a Golden Glove champion boxer and fought in the 1936 Olympic Trials.

He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church and a former member of the Butler Serra Club.

He is survived by his wife, Rose Marie DeCecco Virgili, whom he married Sept. 25, 1936; a son, Raymond E. Virgili of Menlo Park, Calif.; four daughters, Jacqueline R. Knepshield of Chevy Chase, Md., Mrs. John (Phyllis) Kosar and Mrs. Mark (Mary Jo) Sylvia, both of Butler, and Carol J. Rosewag of Boyds, Md.; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. 

Three half-sisters, Cecelia Haley of New Kensington, Dorothy Kowalski of Las Vegas, and Donna Terasi of Oakmont; and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Two brothers, a sister and a grandson preceded him in death.

VIRGILI — Friends of Jack A. Virgili, who died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001, 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. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Center Avenue. The Rev. James Dolan, church pastor, will officiate. Burial will be at St. Michael Cemetery. 

Members of St. Michael Parish will meet at 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home to conduct at vigil service.


 

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