|Marilyn Yvonne Wolfe
Marilyn Yvonne Wolfe, 60, of Johnston Avenue, Kittanning, died Sunday
at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital.
Born July 23, 1942, in Kittanning, Armstrong County, she was the daughter
of Lois Larrimer DuBrock and the late Edward DuBrock.
She was a social worker for Arc Manor.
Mrs. Wolfe belonged to the Kittanning Church of God.
She enjoyed reading and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband, Ronald Wolfe Sr., whom she married June
Also surviving is a son, Ronald Wolfe Jr. of Renfrew; three daughters,
Mrs. Mohamed (Tammie) Ghoneim of McGrann, Mrs. John (Donna) Ritter and
Mrs. Dan (Lisa) McAvley, both of Kittanning; a brother, William DuBrock
of Erie; three grandchildren; and her mother of Kittanning.
WOLFE — Friends of Marilyn Yvonne Wolfe, who died Sunday, May 25, 2003,
will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at BAUER FUNERAL HOME,
515 N. McKean St., Kittanning. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday
from the funeral home, with the Rev. Robert Grimm, pastor of the Kittanning
Church of God, officiating. Burial will be in the Lawn Burial Estates,
East Franklin Township, Armstrong County.
Marilyn Yvonne Wolfe
Survivors of Marilyn Yvonne Wolfe of Kittanning, include a daughter,
Mrs. Dan (Lisa) McAuley of Kittanning, whose last name was incorrect in
the obituary in Tuesday’s newspaper. Six grandchildren also survive. An
incorrect number of grandchildren appeared in the obituary.
Sarah C. ‘Cass’ Smith
Sarah C. “Cass” Smith, 85, of Meridian died at 3:45 p.m. Saturday at
Sunnyview Nursing Home.
Born Jan. 5, 1918, in Butler, she was the daughter of J. LeMoyne Cross
and Mariea Augusta Ihlenfeld Cross.
She was a member of St. John’s Reformed Church. She loved going on camping
trips and enjoyed crafts.
Surviving are two daughters, Barbara McCall of Anchorage, Alaska, and
Ruth Frazier of Butler; a son, Thomas C. Smith of Penn Township; 10 grandchildren;
and 13 great-grandchildren. A brother, Charles Cross of Wilmington, Del.,
Her husband, Charles N. Smith, whom she married March 25, 1938, died
April 8, 2002. A daughter, a sister and two brothers also preceded her
SMITH — Friends of Sarah C. “Cass” Smith, who died Saturday, May 24,
2003, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at YOUNG FUNERAL
HOME, 127 W. Jefferson St. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the
funeral home with her pastor, the Rev. Robert Peterson, officiating. Burial
will be at Greenlawn Burial Estates, Mount Chestnut.
Nicole Marie Renaud
Nicole Marie “Nikki” Renaud, 18, of Seven Fields, formerly of St. Louis,
Mo., died Monday at her home.
Born July 11, 1984, in Creve Coeur, Mo., she was the daughter of William
Joseph “Joe” and Roxanne Elizabeth Jansen Renaud.
She was a member of St. Ferdinand Roman Catholic Church of Cranberry
Nicole was a 2003 graduate of Seneca Valley High School, where she was
a member of the girls lacrosse team.
She is survived by her parents, of Seven Fields; a sister, Christina
E. Renaud of Seven Fields; her maternal grandmother, Dorothy Jansen of
Clearwater, Fla.; and her paternal grandmother, Margie Renaud of St. Louis,
She was preceded in death by a brother.
RENAUD — Friends of Nicole Marie “Nikki” Renaud, who died Monday, May
26, 2003, will be received from noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at
GLENN-KILDOO FUNERAL HOME, 130 Wisconsin Ave., Cranberry Township. A Mass
of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Ferdinand
Roman Catholic Church, 2535 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township. (Everyone
is to meet at the church.) Burial will be held Monday at Resurrection Cemetery,
St Louis, Mo.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Nikki
Renaud Memorial Scholarship, c/o Dollar Bank, 1709 Route 228, Cranberry
Township, PA 16066.
Vernon L. ‘Mack’ McCormick
Vernon L. “Mack” McCormick, 78, of Venice, Fla., and formerly of Sarver
died Friday in Florida.
Born June 20, 1924, in Fairview, Erie County, he was a son of Albert
and Sylvia Riemer McCormick.
He was a self-employed water well driller for 35 years.
Mr. McCormick was in the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving in Kodiac,
Alaska, and Whidbey Island, Wash.
He was a member of Zion United Methodist Church in Sarver.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Hazel Ewing McCormick of Florida.
Also surviving is a son, Richard McCormick of Cabot; a daughter, Ina
Sadulski of Venice, Fla.; a brother, Alfred “Buss” McCormick of Renfrew;
and three grandchildren.
McCORMICK — Friends of Vernon L. “Mack” McCormick, who died Friday,
May 23, 2003, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 to
11 a.m. Thursday at the FOX FUNERAL HOME, 410 W. Main St., Saxonburg. Services
will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Howard
Greenfield, his pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Butler County
Memorial contributions may be made to the Zion United Methodist Church,
438 Bear Creek Road, Sarver, PA 16055.
William J. Kessler Sr.
William J. “Pappy” Kessler Sr., 82, of Cranberry Township died Sunda,
at St. John Specially Care Center, Mars.
Born in Pittsburgh, July 16, 1920, he was the son of William and Mary
He was a Mars area business owner. He was a lifetime member of the Pittsburgh
Circle Track Club and co-owner of the 09 Racing Team. In 1955, he was National
Sprint Car Champion. He then started stock car racing and remained involved
in racing until his death.
Mr. Kessler was a World War II veteran and a member of the Cranberry
Township VFW post. He also belonged to the Cranberry Elks Lodge 2249.
He is survived by two sons, William J. Jr. and Hank Kessler; a brother,
Regis Kessler; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife,
Dorothy Kessler, and a son.
KESSLER — Friends of William J. “Pappy” Kessler Sr., who died Sunday,
May 25, 2003, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Wednesday
at BOCK FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Mount Royal Blvd. A blessing service will be
held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mars Cemetery.
Anthony T. Gornick
Anthony T. Gornick, 84, of Butler died Sunday, May 25, 2003, at the
Butler Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Born Sept. 10, 1918, in Verona, he was the son of Joseph and Mary Clokochonick
He was a retired self-employed carpenter and building contractor.
During World War II, he was a merchant seaman in the Coast Guard-Merchant
Marine services, and while in the Atlantic and Mediterranean war zones,
he was wounded in action.
He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing, hiking and nature.
Mr. Gornick was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church.
Surviving are his wife, Antoinette “Nettie” Boscarino Gornick, whom
he married Nov. 13, 1945; a son, John J. Gornick of Butler; a daughter,
Mrs. Robert (Rita) McNany of Butler; and four grandchildren. Also surviving
are a brother, Steve Gornick of Erie; four sisters, Mrs. Charles (Agnes)
Hildebrand of Chicora, Mrs. Edmund (Anne) Nannery of San Francisco, Calif.,
Marge Belitskus of Pittsburgh and Frances Sienicki of Coraopolis; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, a sister and a brother.
There will be no visitation. Private funeral services will be held at
GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME for his family. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Vera Fay Gallagher
Vera Fay Gallagher, 100, of Harmony died Monday at Evergreen Nursing
Born Sept. 17, 1902, in Lancaster Township, she was the daughter of
David and Clara Uhl Clayton.
Mrs. Gallagher was a member of Grace Church of Harmony and the Ladies
Auxiliary of Harmony Volunteer Fire Department.
She is survived by three sons, Claire R. and Ray E. Gallagher, both
of Harmony and John C. Gallagher of Fombell; a brother, Wayne Dindinger
of Portersville; and two sisters, Grace Minehart of Callery and Helen Wolfe
of Zelienople. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Her husband Carl Gallagher and a daughter preceded her in death.
GALLAGHER — Friends of Vera Fay Gallagher, who died Monday, May 26,
2003, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at BOYLAN
FUNERAL HOME, 324 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople. Funeral services will
be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with her pastor, the Rev. Peter
Everett, officiating. Burial will be at Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery,
Memorial donations may be made to Grace Church, Main and Mercer streets,
Harmony, PA 16037.
Esther J. Pfaff Feicht
Esther June Pfaff Feicht, 92, formerly of Bruin and Parker, died of
natural causes Sunday, May 25, 2003, at Sugar Creek Rest, Worthington.
Born in Kaylor, June 14, 1910, she was the daughter of H.W. and Bertha
She was a member of Robinson Memorial Chapel, United Methodist, near
Her husband, Albert C. “Moxie” Feicht, whom she married in Clarion,
died April 5, 1981.
Surviving are a grandson, Eric J. Feicht of Bruin; a granddaughter,
Ricki L. Ramsey of Chicora; two great-grandsons; a great-granddaughter;
and a number of nieces and nephews.
A son, two sisters and three brothers preceded her in death.
There will be no public visitation. A memorial service will be held
later at the convenience of the family. Burial was held today at Parker
Arrangements were handled by H. JACK BUZARD FUNERAL HOME, Parker.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Petrolia Volunteer
Fire Department Ambulance Service, Petrolia, PA 16050.