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Robert G. Hansotte

Robert G. Hansotte, 79, of 729 Center Ave. died at 2:50 p.m. Thursday at Butler Memorial Hospital after a one-year illness.

Born in Butler, Dec. 16, 1921, he was the son of Camille and Alice LeRoy Hansotte.

He retired from Armco-Butler Works in 1983 after 41 years.
  
  Mr. Hansotte was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church and Lyndora American Legion Michael Kosar Post 778. He was an honorary life member of Parker City Volunteer Fire Department.

He was a World War II Army veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Orton Hansotte to whom he was married for 54 years; a son, Ronald Hansotte of New Castle; a daughter, Mrs. Walter (Tina) Dunkle of Butler; a brother, Richard Hansotte of Butler; and five grandchildren. Also surviving are an uncle, retired Col. Raymond Hansotte of Colorado and a number of nieces and nephews.

A brother preceded him in death.

HANSOTTE — Friends of Robert G. Hansotte, who died Thursday, June 7, 2001, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 429 Center Ave. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Center Avenue. The Rev. James Dolan, church pastor, will officiate. Burial will be at Allegheny Cemetery, near Parker. 

The Bereavement Group of St. Michael Parish will hold a scriptural wake service at 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Members of Lyndora American Legion Michael Kosar Post 778 will hold a memorial service at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
 

Marietta Davis

Marietta Davis, 80, formerly of Zelienople and East Butler, died Jan. 6, 2001,, in Daytona Beach, Fla., where she lived for 36 years.

She was born Oct. 24, 1920.

Her husband, David Clair Davis, and a son preceded her in death.

She is survived by three daughters, Nancy Irwin and Kathy Berry, both of Florida, and Sharon Cooper of Maryland; a son, David Davis of Utah; six grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

DAVIS — A memorial service for Marietta Davis, who died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Zelienople Cemetery.
 

Edward H. Ondrizek

Edward H. Ondrizek, 91, of Gettysburg, formerly of the Zelienople area, died Sunday morning, June 10, 2001, at Gettysburg Lutheran Retirement Village.

Born Feb. 2, 1910, in Blairsville, Indiana County, he was the son of Edward J. and Mary D. Henderson Ondrizek.

He was a member of the Zelienople English Lutheran Church, where he had been a deacon and served in other capacities. He was a former member of the Odd Fellows.

A 1929 graduate of Blairsville High School, he retired as plant supervisor at Universal Manufacturing, after 37 years. He later was a radio dispatcher for the Zelienople Police Department for more than 20 years.

In 1951, he was one of the founders of the Zelienople-Harmony Athletic Association, where he had been active in youth baseball and served as coach, umpire and board member. He also was secretary of the Zelienople Community Parks Association for years.

He was an active bowler and hunter well into his 80s.

His wife, Harriett Marsh Ondrizek, died in 1998.

Surviving are a son, Lynn Ondrizek of Gettysburg; a daughter, Janet R. Romanick of Rochester, N.Y.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. A brother, Albert Ondrizek of Florida; two sisters, Doris Uncapher and Darl Grizbicki, both of Blairsville; and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Arrangements are being completed by MONAHAN FUNERAL HOME, Gettysburg.

Memorial donations may be made to Lutheran Social Services, 1075 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325.
 

Josephine A. Karch 

Josephine A. Karch, 93, formerly of Bonniebrook Road, died at 12:45 a.m. Sunday at Ridgeview Boarding Home, Fenelton.

Born in Ford City, Armstrong County, May 30, 1908, she was the daughter of Sebastian and Agnes Kreutz Weber.

Mrs. Karch was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church in Herman and had been a charter member of the Herman Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

Surviving are a son, Edward A. Karch of Butler; three daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Dolores) McClafferty of Fenelton, Mrs. Josephine Schnur of Herman and Mrs. Edward (Elaine) Bercik of Edinboro; 20 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. Four brothers, John, Base, Albert and Leonard Weber, all of Butler also survive.

Her husband, Adam J. Karch, died Feb. 9, 1983. A son, grandson, three brothers and two sisters also preceded her in death.

KARCH — Friends of Josephine A. Karch, who died Sunday, June 10, 2001, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME, 201 E. Cunningham St. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church, Herman. The Rev. Lester Knoll, O.F.M., Cap. Church pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow at the parish cemetery.

A parish prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
 

Mrs. Nellie M. Hunt

Mrs. Nellie M. Hunt, 95, of New Castle died at 7 a.m. Sunday at Hill View Manor.

Born Aug. 11, 1905, in Slippery Rock Township, she was the daughter of Robert and Jennie VanHorne White.

She worked as a day care worker at the Day Care Center in Butler, as a teacher at the Aiken School in Butler, and was the co-owner and operator of the Grocery Store in Butler.

She is survived by her children, Robert Hunt and C. Everett Hunt, both of New Castle.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Hunt, who died in 1975; and by four brothers.

HUNT — Friends of Nellie M Hunt, who died Sunday, June 10, 2001, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at TURNER-MYERS FUNERAL HOME, 208 N. Jefferson St., New Castle. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Brian Hammond, pastor of Faith Country Chapel in New Castle, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery, New Castle. 
 

Oliver G. Hile 

Oliver G. Hile, 88, of Karns City died at 5:25 p.m. Saturday at Butler Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

Born June 6, 1913, in East Brady, he was the son of William A. and Margaret Minnie May Crawford Hile.

He was a Protestant.

Mr. Hile was a member of the Pennsylvania Sheriffs Association, Local 6346-25 of the USWA, the Butler County Horseshoe League and Chicora Moose Lodge 962 and a social member of Bradys Bend American Legion Post 488.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, horseshoes and bowling. He also enjoyed playing softball, and during his younger years had played in various softball leagues, where he earned the reputation of being an excellent pitcher.

He had worked at Koppers, now INDSPEC, in Petrolia for 28 years, and retired as a pipe fitter in 1975.

Surviving are three sons, Robert G. Hile of Karns City, and William J. and Barry L. Hile, both of Chicora; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and A number of nieces and nephews.

His wife, M. Grace McElray Hile, whom he married Sept. 16, 1934, in Karns City, died Sept. 4, 1992. Four brothers and two sisters also preceded him in death.

HILE — Friends of Oliver G. Hile, who died Saturday, June 9, 2001, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at RICHARD D. HILLIS FUNERAL HOME, 102 Argyle St., Petrolia. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The Rev. C. Jay Croyle Jr., pastor of Six Points Church of God of Prophecy, will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, Sugarcreek Township, Armstrong County.

Chicora Moose Lodge 962 will hold a memorial service at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Petrolia Fire Department or Petrolia Ambulance Service.
 

Rose Yeager Cox

Rose Yeager Cox, 85, formerly of McCandless, died Saturday at her home at Sherwood Oaks Care Community, Cranberry Township.

Born Feb. 19, 1916, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of Gottlieb and Rose Bulla Yeager.

Along with her husband, she had owned Twin Oaks Golf Course in McCandless.

Mrs. Cox was a member of the Wexford Community Presbyterian Church.

Her husband, J. Sam Cox, died in 1990.

She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. A.J. (Ellen) Husak of Pittsburgh and formerly of Slippery Rock, Mrs. Robert (Jean) Love of Passavant Retirement Center, Zelienople; two nephews; and two grandnieces.

COX — Friends of Rose Yeager Cox, who died Saturday, June 9, 2001, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at GLENN-KILDOO CRANBERRY CHAPEL, 130 Wisconsin Ave., Cranberry Township. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Allegheny County Memorial Park Mausoleum, McCandless, with the Rev. Bruce Schlenke, her church pastor. officiating. 

Memorial donations may be made to Wexford Community Presbyterian Church, 10645 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA 15090.
 

Eugene Russell Arthurs

Eugene Russell Arthurs, 79, of Middlesex Township died Friday at Passavant Hospital.

Born June 13, 1921, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Joseph Ellsworth and Bertha Elizabeth Haskins Arthurs.

He was a retired terminal manager for Helms Express.

He belonged to the Traffic and Transportation Association of Pittsburgh.

Mr. Arthurs was a U.S. veteran, serving in the Navy Air Force during World War II.

He was a member of the Holy Sepulcher Church and a lifelong member of the Mars V.F.W. Post 7505.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Sovyak Arthurs.

Also surviving are two sons, Dean Arthurs of Middlesex Township and Dale Arthurs of Cabot; a brother, Joseph Ellsworth Arthurs of Charleston, W.Va.; and a grandchild. 

He was preceded in death by a brother.

ARTHURS — A memorial Mass for Eugene Russell Arthurs, who died Friday, June 8, 2001, will be held at 10 a.m. June 19 at Holy Sepulcher Roman Catholic Church. The Rosary will be prayed one-half hour before the service. Father John Maloney will officiate. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Holy Sepulcher Church Building Fund, 1304 E. Cruikshank Road, Butler, Pa., 16002.

Arrangements are being made by SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME, Heckert Road, Bakerstown.
 

John A. Badger

John A. Badger, 69, of Portersville died Tuesday at Butler Memorial Hospital after an illness.

Born Nov. 21, 1931, in Butler County, he was the son of George Alfred and Elizabeth Carrie Bauder Badger.

He retired in 1985 from the Pennsylvania Game Commission after 27 years.

Mr. Badger was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Portersville and also attended the Portersville Bible Church. He also belonged to Ducks Unlimited and the Masonic Lodge of Harmony.

He was an Air Force veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Frances Stevick Badger, whom he married April 17, 1954; two daughters, Mrs. William (Pamela) Barr and Mrs. Charles (Deanna) Arnett, both of Gaithersburg, Md.; two sons, John Jeffrey Badger of San Francisco, Calif., and Eric Edwin Badger of Portersville; and three grandchildren.

A brother and a sister preceded him in death.

BADGER — A memorial service for John A. Badger, who died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Portersville Bible Church. The Rev. Michael Charles, church pastor, will officiate. There will be no public visitation, and a private graveside service will be Thursday at the Presbyterian Church of Portersville Cemetery. 

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heath Association, Northwest Pennsylvania Chapter, 10 Duff Road, Suite 304, Pittsburgh, PA 15235-3207.

Arrangements are by JAY BRYAN FUNERAL HOME, Prospect.
 

John Dominsky

John Dominsky, 71, of 808 E. Jefferson St. died at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Butler Memorial Hospital.

Born in Saxonburg, Nov. 3, 1930, he was the son of Joseph and Eva Cherkis Dominsky.

A 1948 graduate of Butler High School, he retired from the City of Butler Sign Department after 30 years and he retired from Walsh Equipment Co. after 25 years.

He was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, and the National Rifle Association.

Mr. Dominsky was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a charter member of the Prospect American Legion Post.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Ida DeFrancisis Dominsky; two sons, Larry John Dominsky of Olean, N.Y., and Jeffery James Dominsky at home; a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Linda) Musko of Butler; a brother, Michael Dominsky of Prospect; two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Panteleo of Aliquippa and Mrs. Virginia Fallecker of Butler; and four grandchildren.

DOMINSKY — Friends of John Dominsky, who died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 429 Center Ave. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 128 N. McKean St. Burial will be at Butler County Memorial Park, Butler Township. 

Members of the St. Paul Guild and Christian Mothers will meet at 9:35 a.m. Friday at the church to recite the rosary.
 

Ashley Nicole Deal

Ashley Nicole Deal, the 2½-year-old daughter of Scott Patrick and Teressa M. Horstman Deal of Hemlock Road, Petrolia, died of leukemia at 9:50 p.m. Wednesday at her home. 

She was born in Butler, May 8, 1999.
   
   
  
  In addition to her parents, she is survived by her paternal grandparents, Danny and Theresa Kiley Deal of Portersville; and her maternal grandparents, Rick and Shaunee Stewart Horstman of Fenelton. Also surviving are her paternal great-grandparents, Clarence and Sarah Deal of Fairview; her maternal great-grandparents, Mary and Thomas Horstman of Butler and Nancy Olesnevich of Sarver; her maternal great-great-grandmothers, Margaret McMillen of Buffalo, N.Y., and Irene Matson of Meadville; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.

DEAL — Friends of Ashley Nicole Deal, who died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the RICHARD D. HILLIS FUNERAL HOME, 102 Argyle St., Petrolia. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Rockwood, pastor of St. Peter’s Reformed Church of Fairview, officiating. Burial will follow at Bear Creek Cemetery, Petrolia. 
 

Carol L. Probst Lawver

Carol Louise Probst Lawver, 67, of Zelienople died Tuesday at Passavant Hospital, McCandless.

Born Nov. 5, 1934, in Allison Park, she was the daughter of Rudolph A. and Madalene Wise Probst.

She was a Protestant.

Ms. Lawver was an avid bingo player.

Surviving are three daughters, Leslie D. Lawver of Oveido, Fla., Lynn D. Musthaller of Cranberry Township and Lori D. Climo of Portersville; four sons, Larry D. Lawver of Oveido, Lee D. Lawver of Valencia, Lon D. Lawver, of Cranberry Township and Lyle D. Lawver of Easton, Northampton County; 17 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. A brother, Ronald Probst of Arkansas, also survives. 

A son and two brothers preceded her in death.

LAWVER — Friends of Carol Louise Probst Lawver, who died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at GLENN-KILDOO CRANBERRY CHAPEL, 130 Wisconsin Ave., Cranberry Township. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the chapel with the Rev. John Hoogerbrugge officiating. Burial will be at Mount Royal Cemetery, Shaler Township.
 

Helen M. Leinenbach

Helen M. Conrad Leinenbach, 94, of 110 Marquis Lane died Wednesday at Sunnyview Nursing Home.

A lifelong resident of Herman, she was born June 28, 1907, in Summit Township to John W. and Rosalie Neigh Conrad.

She retired as a bread baker at St. Fidelis Seminary in Herman after 20 years.

Mrs. Leinenbach was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church of Herman and the Christian Mothers of the parish.

Surviving are three sons, Joseph R. Leinenbach of San Diego, Calif., J. Bernard Leinenbach of Herman and James A. Leinenbach of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Helen R. Oesterling of Meridian; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandsons. 

Three sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Rose Marie) Grossman of Saxonburg, Mrs. Harry (Mary Ann) Hein of Butler and Mrs. Suzanne Klotz of Lakeworth, Fla., and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Her husband, Joseph S. Leinenbach, died Oct. 28, 1978. Four brothers and four sisters also preceded her in death.

LEINENBACH — Friends of Helen M. Conrad Leinenbach, who died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 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. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church, Herman. The Rev. Lester Knoll, O.F.M. Cap., church pastor, will officiate. Burial will be at the church cemetery. 

Members of St. Mary Parish will hold a vigil service at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


 

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