|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
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, 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
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
Mrs. Nellie M. Hunt
Mrs. Nellie M. Hunt, 95, of New Castle died at 7 a.m. Sunday at Hill
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,
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
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
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,
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
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, 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
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
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. Peters 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
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
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
Members of St. Mary Parish will hold a vigil service at 8 p.m. Friday
at the funeral home.