Jean Carney of New Castle died Monday afternoon at Jameson Memorial
Hospital, New Castle.
Born in New Castle, she was the daughter of John and Anna Ballas Selegean.
She was retired from the Lawrence County Vocational-Technical School
and had been co-owner of Carney Brothers Greenhouse. She enjoyed gardening
Mrs. Carney was a member of St. Michael Church, St. Vincent DePaul Roman
Catholic Parish of New Castle. She also belonged to the Ladies Auxiliary
of South New Castle Borough Volunteer Fire Department.
She is survived by two daughters, Marietta and JoLynn Carney, both of
New Castle; a son, Thomas Carney of Dayton, Ohio; a sister, Mae Glodic
of New Castle; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Her husband, Joseph Carney, whom she married June 25, 1945, died Dec.
1, 1970. A brother also preceded her in death.
CARNEY — Friends of Jean Carney, who died Monday, March 24, 2003, will
be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at ED & DON DECARBO
FUNERAL HOME, 941 S. Mill St., New Castle. A Mass of Christian burial will
be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, New
Castle. The procession will leave the funeral home for the church at 9:30
a.m. The Rev. Ben Vaghetto of St. Vincent DePaul Parish will officiate.
Burial will be at St. Vitus Church Cemetery.
Ana Sloan Stewart
Ana Alers Sloan Stewart 82, formerly of Lumar Village, died at 8:15
p.m. Tuesday at Sugar Creek Rest, Worthington.
Born in Jayuya, Puerto Rico, March 3, 1921, she was the daughter of
Tomas and Clemencia Sellas Alers.
She had worked at the Nixon Hotel in the 1950s. She also had worked
at Capitol Cleaners and retired from the food service department of the
Butler School District in 1983 after 17 years.
Mrs. Stewart was a member of Saint Andrews United Presbyterian Church,
the AARP and formerly was active with PARC.
Surviving are her husband, Donald R. Stewart, whom she married Oct.
3, 1953; two daughters, Mrs. David (Joanne) Ellenberger of Butler and Mrs.
David (Kathleen) Shidemantle of Harmony; three sons, Joseph Sloan of Houston,
Texas, Tomas Sloan of Natrona Heights and Stanley Stewart of Butler; 12
grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Ofelia Alers of
Tampa, Fla., and Aida Gil de Lamadrid of Ponce, Puerto Rico; and a brother,
Juan Alers of Ponce, also survive.
Three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
STEWART — Friends of Ana Alers Sloan Stewart, who died Tuesday, March
25, 2003, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at THOMPSON-MILLER
FUNERAL HOME, 124 E. North St. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the
funeral home with the Rev. James Mohr, her church pastor, officiating.
Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Saint Andrews
United Presbyterian Church, 201 E. Jefferson St., Butler PA 16001.
Robert M. Hilliard
Robert M. Hilliard, 77, of Whitehall, Allegheny County, died Saturday
from a heart attack.
Born Feb. 21, 1926, in Butler, he was the son of William J. and Hazel
He was a January 1944 graduate of Butler High School.
He was a former state trooper stationed at Greensburg, and retired as
a manager from Bell of Pennsylvania in 1985 after 32 years.
Mr. Hilliard was a recipient of Bell’s Meritorius Service Award for
helping to save the life of a young boy who had fallen through a glass
He attended Duff’s Iron City College, where he was a member of Delta
Nu Omega Fraternity.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years Mary Lou Soffee; a son, William
J. Hilliard of Silver Springs, Md., and several cousins.
HILLIARD — Funeral services for Robert M. Hilliard, who died Saturday,
March 22, 2003, were held on Monday at the John F. Slater Funeral Home
Memorial gifts may be sent to the Library Fund, Westminster College,
New Wilmington, PA 16142.
Thomas W. Hartmann
Thomas W. Hartmann, 83, of Harmony died Wednesday at the Evergreen Nursing
Center in Harmony.
Born Sept. 12, 1919, in Pittsburgh, he was a son of Alfred and Mary
Welty Hartmann Sr.
He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.
He is survived by a sister-in-law, Charlotte Hartmann of Zelienople,
a niece and three nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.
HARTMANN — Friends of Thomas W. Hartmann, who died Wednesday, March
26, 2003 will be received from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday at BOYLAN FUNERAL
HOME, 324 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople. A blessing service will follow
at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Charles Bergman, pastor of
St. Gregory Roman Catholic Church, officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood
Cemetery, Wheeling, W.Va.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Zelienople
Area Public Library, 227 S. High St., Zelienople, PA 16063.
Alma Diane Dovey
Friday, March 28, 2003
Alma Diane Dovey, 52, of Jefferson Township died Thursday at the home
of her sister in Jefferson Township.
Fox Funeral Home, Saxonburg, is completing arrangements.
Jane E. Schroeder
Jane E. Schroeder, 85, of Valencia died Friday evening at UPMC Passavant
Hospital in McCandless Township.
Born April 4, 1917, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of Nicholas
and Martha McChesney Devakos.
A homemaker, she was a member of Glade Run United Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Belinda Spring of Middlesex Township; a son,
Edward Schroeder of Middlesex Township; a sister, Agnes Dittmar of Beechview;
four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Her husband, Edward M. Schroeder, died in 1963.
Two brothers also preceded her in death.
SCHROEDER — Friends of Jane E. Schroeder, who died Friday, March 28,
2003, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at MCDONALD-AEBERLI
FUNERAL HOME, 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday
at the funeral home. Burial will be at Middlesex Methodist Cemetery in
Esther Marie ‘Pat’ Moser
Esther Marie “Pat” Moser, 91, of Butler died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at
Born Dec. 21, 1911, in Butler, she was a daughter of David and Wilhelmina
She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Judith Danielson of Butler; a daughter-in-law,
Jean Moser of Butler; two granddaughters, Melissa Moser and Stephanie Moser,
both of Butler; a sister, Florence Markle of Butler; and a number of nieces
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Moser Sr., whom she
married Oct. 22, 1934, and who died in 1978.
Also preceding her in death were a son, Donald Moser Jr.; a son-in-law,
Dr. Carl Danielson Jr.; and two brothers and two sisters.
MOSER — Friends of Esther Marie “Pat” Moser, who died Saturday, March
29, 2003, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at YOUNG FUNERAL HOME,
127 W. Jefferson St. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the
funeral home, with the Rev. Dennis Molnar, pastor of Trinity Presbyterian
Church, officiating. Burial will be in North Side Cemetery.
James E. Minda
James E. Minda, 44, of Butler died at 6:10 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2003
at Sunnyview Nursing Home.
Born Aug. 22, 1958, in McKees Rocks, Allegheny County, he was a son
of Earl and Jeannette Pergantis Minda.
He had worked as a welder for Pullman Standard and Trinity Industries.
Mr. Minda was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Laura Cumberland Minda; two daughters, Maria
Minda and Sara Minda, both of Butler; and two brothers, Timothy Minda of
Butler and Greg Minda of Volant.
He was preceded in death by a brother.
Private services were today at the YOUNG FUNERAL HOME in Butler. The
Rev. John Neyman officiated. Burial was in West Sunbury Union Cemetery.
Edwin R. Martin
Edwin R. Martin, 80, of 146 Double Road in Connoquenessing Township,
died at 12:50 p.m. Sunday at his home.
Born in Butler, June 13, 1922, he was the son of Paul and Margaret McCaffry
He had worked at the A&P grocery store in Butler and retired in
1978 after 33 years. He then worked for the Butler School District for
12 years before retiring in 1990.
He was a Protestant and served as an Army sergeant during World War
II and the Korean War.
Surviving are two daughters, Penny Martin Sloan of Harrisville and Gwen
Martin Beatty of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a son, Brett Martin of Parker,
Colo.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Three sisters, Garnet Martin and Karen McCall, both of Butler, and Sandra
Castle of Larkspur, Colo.; two brothers, Paul Martin of Butler and Gerald
Martin of California; and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.
His wife, Dolly Louise Shearer Martin, died Oct. 4, 1997. Five sisters
and a brother also preceded him in death.
MARTIN — Friends of Edwin R. Martin, who died Sunday, March 30, 2003,
will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at THOMPSON-MILLER
FUNERAL HOME, 124 E. North St. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at
the funeral home with the Rev. Michael Harvey, pastor of Westminster Presbyterian
Church in American, officiating. Burial will be at Butler County Memorial
Park, Butler Township.
The VFW Post 249 Honor Guard will conduct graveside military honors.
Raydell Marie Horm
Raydell Marie Horm, 89, of Sarver died Sunday at the Oertel Care Center
at Concordia Lutheran Ministries, Cabot.
Born in Oil City, April 23, 1913, she was the daughter of Floyd and
She was a homemaker and a member of the Middlesex Presbyterian Church
in Middlesex Township.
Surviving are two sons, John Horm of Annapolis, Md., and Edward Horm
III of Tarentum; a daughter, Mrs. John (Elaine) Maltese of Silver Springs,
Md.; a brother, Edward Whaley of Colorado; and a sister, Mrs. Emma “Tuss”
McQuistion of Largo, Fla. Five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren
Her husband, Edward Horm, who died Aug. 10, 1998; two brothers, and
three sisters preceded her in death.
HORM — Friends of Raydell Marie Horm, who died Sunday, March 30, 2003,
will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at FOX FUNERAL HOME, Saxonburg.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev.
Kevin Bowen, her church pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Lakewood
Memorial Gardens, Dorseyville.
Lila Gertrude Grindel
Lila Gertrude Grindel, 82, of 125 Maplewood Drive, Center Township,
died at 6 a.m. Saturday at Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh.
Born in Butler, Oct. 23, 1920, she was the daughter of Burton and Beulah
She was a homemaker and was active with the National, Pennsylvania and
Unionville granges. She was a registered nurse and served as a second lieutenant
in the Army Nurse Corps from May 1945 to September 1946. She then was a
registered nurse at the Butler Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Mrs. Grindel was a member of St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church in Center
Township and the church Ladies Guild.
Surviving are her husband, Robert Frederick Grindel, whom she married
Aug. 27, 1949; a son, Robert Dennis Grindel of Libertyville, Ill.; two
daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Patricia) Rajchel and Mrs. Robert (Linda) Herman,
both of Butler; and seven grandchildren. A brother and a sister, William
Layton and Mrs. Elmer (Grace) Sutton, both of Butler, and a number of nieces
and nephews also survive.
A brother preceded her in death.
GRINDEL — Friends of Lila Gertrude Grindel, who died Saturday, March
29, 2003, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at THOMPSON-MILLER
FUNERAL HOME, 124 E. North St. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated
at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church, North Main Street
Extension. The Rev. James Salberg will officiate. Burial will be at St.
Clifton E. Fehl
Clifton E. Fehl, 88, of Renfrew died Friday at Allegheny General Hospital
Born Aug. 9, 1914, in Forward Township, he was a son of John and Catherine
Mr. Fehl was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Evans City.
He retired as a machinist for Castle Rubber Co. in East Butler in 1977.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in World War II.
Mr. Fehl was a member of the American Legion Post 683 in Saxonburg and
was a life member of the Butler Moose Lodge No. 64.
He was a former Connoquenessing Township supervisor and was the former
owner/operator of Moose Home Park, Connoquenessing Township.
He is survived by three sons, Roger Fehl of Phoenix and Randy and Dennis
Fehl, both of Renfrew; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister.
FEHL — Friends of Clifton E. Fehl, who died Friday, March 28, 2003,
will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at BOYLAN FUNERAL HOME,
116 E. Main St., Evans City. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at
the funeral home, with the Rev. Kenneth Thompson, his pastor, officiating.
Burial will follow in the White Oak Springs Cemetery, Renfrew.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church,
202 Van Buren St., Evans City PA 16033.
Aldo J. Cassioli
Aldo J. Cassioli, 85, of Newhaven Court in Center Township, formerly
of Brown Avenue, died at 9:20 a.m. Sunday at Sunnyview Nursing Home after
Born in Butler, March 6, 1918, he was the son of Giulio and Ada Baldacci
He retired in 1981 from Armco-Butler Works and was a World War II Marine
Mr. Cassioli was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic
Church, the Italian Society of Butler and a longtime member of YMCA, where
he enjoyed early morning swims.
Surviving are his wife, Bertha Hergenroeder Cassioli, to whom he was
married for 63 years; three sons, Richard and Thomas Cassioli, both of
California, and George Cassioli of Butler; a daughter, Beth Cassioli of
California; and a sister, Mrs. Ray (Norma) Yovanovich of Butler. Four grandchildren,
two great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and number of nieces
and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
CASSIOLI — Friends of Aldo J. Cassioli, who died Sunday, March 30, 2003,
will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 429 Center
Ave. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday
at St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Center Avenue. The Rev. James Dolan
will officiate. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
The Bereavement Group of St. Michael Parish will hold a scriptural wake
service at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.