|Leon C. Hinds
Leon C. Hinds, 79, of Grove City died at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday at United
Community Hospital, Grove City, after a brief illness.
Born in Grove City, Nov. 1, 1922, he was the son of Charles O. and Carrie
In 1985, he retired as a printer at the Sun News newspaper in Springfield,
Ohio. He began his career as a printer at the Grove City Reporter Herald
in 1940; and after World War II, he worked at the Butler Printery and then
was a printer at the Butler Eagle for more than 20 years.
Mr. Hinds was a member of the First Church of God, Grove City.
During World War II, he was a staff sergeant with the 1532nd Army-Air
Force Base Unit in the Pacific Theater Air Transport Command.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Brandon Hinds, whom he married Feb.
1, 1946; two daughters, Mrs. Tom (April) Couch of Richfield, Minn., and
Mrs. Alicia Caldwell of Butler; a sister, Mrs. Helen Snyder of Grove City;
and two brothers, Walter Hinds of Greenville and Lawrence Hinds. Three
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.
Two brothers preceded him in death.
HINDS — Friends of Leon C. Hinds, who died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, will
be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL
HOME, 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday
at the funeral home with the Rev. David Barrett, his church pastor, officiating.
Burial will be at Crestview Memorial Gardens, Grove City.
Memorial donations may be made to First Church of God, 1333 W. Main
St., Grove City, PA 16127.
James F. Morgan
James F. Morgan, 82, of Butler, formerly of Bakerstown, died at 5:30
p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at his home.
Born Aug. 22, 1919, in North Point, Indiana County, he was the son of
Elias and Ethel Magee Morgan.
He had retired from Mount Royal Cemetery, Glenshaw.
Mr. Morgan was a World War II Army veteran.
He is survived by a daughter, Cindy Morgan-Olson of New York, N.Y.;
and two sisters, Ruth Neal of Pembrook Pines, Fla., and Wiletta McNutt
of New Kensington.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Curry Morgan,
who died in 1986; and his second wife, Emma Morgan, who died in 1994.
There will be no visitation. Private burial and services will be at
West Sunbury Union Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are by YOUNG FUNERAL HOME, Butler.
Harold F. ‘Bunk’ Korn
Harold F. “Bunk” Korn, 74, of Middlesex Township died Tuesday at his
Born Feb. 7, 1927, in Fairview Township, he was the son of Warren and
Jennie Rankin Korn.
He had retired from Koppers in Monroeville and from the Butler Auto
Auction in Cranberry Township.
Mr. Korn was a member of the American Legion Post 117 of Butler, the
Mars VFW Memorial Association and Saxonburg Fire Company.
He was a World War II Navy veteran.
Surviving are his wife of 29 years, Dee Patten Korn; six children, Michael
Korn of Butler, Thomas Korn of North East, Melissa Nelson of Mars, Jennie
Korn of Butler, Galen McManus of Gibsonia and David McManus of Butler;
nine grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
His former wife, Rita Korn; two half-brothers; and two sisters preceded
him in death.
KORN — Friends of Harold E. “Bunk” Korn, who died Tuesday, Nov. 27,
2001, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at SCHELLHAAS
FUNERAL HOME, 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown. Services will be at 12:30
p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Cope, pastor of Mars
Alliance Church, officiating. Burial will be at Bear Creek Cemetery, Petrolia.
Lona L. Craig
Lona L. Craig, 80, of Victory Township, Venango County, died at 7:30
a.m. Wednesday at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, after a long
Born in Grove City, Aug. 12, 1921, she was the daughter of Edythe Shipton.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed collecting Depression glass and floral
Mrs. Craig was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall of Sandy
Lake and attended the Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Franklin.
She was the first Democratic Party judge of elections for Victory Township
and had been active in the Victory School PTA for years.
Surviving are her husband, Dale R. Craig, whom she married May 31, 1941;
a son, Ronald D. Craig of Gahanna, Ohio; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren
and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving are close friends Carolyn
S. Craig and Gary L. Snyder.
A daughter preceded her in death.
CRAIG — Friends of Lona L. Craig, who died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001,
will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at LARRY E. McKINLEY
FUNERAL HOME, 109 Emlenton St., Clintonville. Funeral services will be
at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Roger Stallsmith, elder of the
Sandy Lake Kingdom Hall and Richard Cauvel Jr., elder the Franklin Kingdom
Hall at Franklin, will officiate. Burial will be at Prairie Cemetery, Harrisville.
Memorial donations may be made to the America Heart Association.
Charles W. Adams
Charles W. Adams, 77, of Harmony, formerly of Parker, died at 10:15
p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, at Passavant Hospital, McCandless, after a
Born Aug. 22, 1924, in Parker, he was the son of Clifford A. and Minnie
C. Jones Adams.
He retired as a mail carrier at Parker Post Office after more than 30
Mr. Adams was a member of the Parker Presbyterian Church, where he was
a trustee for several years. He was active in the Clearfield Recreation
Association in Parker and was a former member of Foxburg Country Club.
He was a member and past worshipful master of the Parker City Lodge 521
F&AM, New Castle Consistory, Syria Shrine and VFW Post 7073 and American
Legion Post 598, both of Parker.
He was an Army-Air Force staff sergeant during World War II and flew
43 missions as a nose-gunner on B-24s in the Pacific theater. He earned
the Good Conduct Medal, Air Medal with three Oak Clusters, Philippine Liberation
Ribbon with one Bronze Star and the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal with
six Bronze Stars.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Stephen (Ruth Ann) Graham of Pittsburgh,
Mrs. Mike (Debra) Cook of Parker and Mrs. Robert (Melinda) Sample of Harmony;
two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
His wife, Ruth V. Brosnahan Adams, whom he married Sept. 9, 1946, died
Oct. 14, 2000. He also was preceded in death by three brothers.
There will be no public visitation. Private funeral services and burial
will be this week. Burial will be at Parker Presbyterian Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Foxburg Public Library, Foxburg,
H. JACK BUZARD FUNERAL HOME, Parker, is in charge of arrangements.
Joseph E. Landers
Joseph E. Landers, 55, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of St. Petersburg,
Clarion County, died Nov. 2 in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Born Jan. 31, 1946, in Perry Township, Clarion County, he was the son
of Samuel G. and Josephine McCartney Landers.
He was a member of St. Jude Roman Catholic Church in St. Petersburg
Fla., and while living in Clarion County, he attended Immaculate Conception
Roman Catholic Church, Clarion.
For more than 25 years, he owned and operated Joe E. Landers Store in
St. Petersburg, Clarion County, and had worked at Pullman Standard for
years. At the time of his death, he was assistant manager at Lowes Home
Improvement Center, St. Petersburg, Fla.
He dedicated many hours of work to the St. Petersburg Public Park in
Florida and part of the park will be dedicated to his memory.
Mr. Landers had served with the Marine Corps in Vietnam, obtained the
rank of E5 sergeant and received numerous awards including the Meritorious
Unit Citation Service Medal with three Bronze Stars, the M-16 Rifle Expert
Badge and the Navy Unit Commendation Award to Marine Aircraft Group 12
for service in Vietnam. He then served in the Marine Corps Reserves until
In 1983, he joined the Naval Reserves and served in Desert Shield and
Desert Storm from 1990-91. In 1999, he served with the Naval Reserves Persian
Gulf Support Activity; and on Dec. 31, 2000, he was discharged into retired
He received numerous other medals including the Naval Reserve Meritorius
Service Medal, two National Defense Service Medals, Civil Action Color
First Class the Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon.
Surviving are two brothers, Samuel D. Landers of St. Petersburg, Pa.,
and Bennie G. Landers of Chicora; two sisters, Janice Landers of Franklin
and Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Young of Foxburg; and a number of nieces, nephews
Two brothers, two sisters, two nephews and a niece preceded him in death.
LANDERS — A memorial service for Joseph E. Landers, who died Friday,
Nov. 2, 2001, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Memorial Church of Our
Father, Episcopal, Foxburg. The Rev. Edward Lowrey, church vicar, will
Following the service, military honors will be accorded at Foxburg Cemetery.
CHRISTOPHER M. HILE FUNERAL HOME, St. Petersburg, Clarion County, is
Prudence S. Warner
Prudence Susann Warner, 75, of Butler died at 3:40 p.m. Friday, Nov.
30, 2001, at Sunnyview Nursing Home.
Born Jan. 24, 1926, in Butler, she was a daughter of Michael and Mildred
Ms. Warner was retired from II-VI in Saxonburg.
She is survived by three daughters, Susann Warner of Cranberry Township,
and Joyce Rowett and Prudy Smith, both of Butler; a son, Lance Warner of
California; a sister, Mrs. Wilbert (Joann) Mohan of Butler; a brother,
Michael Kresen of California; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Warner, and a sister.
There is no visitation. Services and burial will be at the convenience
of the family. Arrangements are being made by YOUNG FUNERAL HOME in Butler.
Joseph M. Porter Sr.
Joseph M. Porter Sr., 74, of 115 Glenwood Ave., Evans City, died Friday
morning at his residence.
Born Sept. 8, 1927, in McCandless Township, he was the son of Robert
J. and Elda F. Waugaman Porter.
Mr. Porter was a veteran of World War II where he served in the Navy
aboard the USS Laertes in the repair shop.
He was employed for Mine Safety Appliances, where he worked in the maintenance
department until his 1990 retirement after 39 years.
Mr. Porter was a charter member of Westminster United Presbyterian Church,
Evans City, where he was serving as a ruling elder. He was a member of
John E. Mair Lodge 729 F&AM and a 50-year member of the American Legion
Post No. 219 in Evans City.
He was the first person to complete the Evening Adult Education Program
from Butler High School for his high school diploma on May 30, 1972.
Mr. Porter was an avid reader and enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, V. Rose Feil Porter, whom he married March
14, 1947; three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Jane) Neigh of Butler, Mrs. Richard
(Sally) Dickerson of Newton, N.C., and Mrs. Peter (Nan) Durny of Zelienople;
a son, Joseph M. Porter Jr. of Lyndora; two sisters, Mrs. Harold (Elsie)
Cunningham of Bakerstown and Mrs. William (Margaret) Trautmann of Warren,
Ohio; and two brothers, Wendell Porter of Clearwater, Fla. and Roderick
Porter of Irwin. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
PORTER — Friends of Joseph M. Porter Sr., who died Friday, Nov. 30,
2001, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at KINSEY-VOLTZ
FUNERAL HOME, Evans City. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral
home with the Rev. John Park, pastor of Westminster United Presbyterian
Church, and the Rev. Dr. N. Graham Standish of Calvin Presbyterian Church,
Zelienople, officiating. Burial will be at Evans City Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Evans City Library
or to the Butler V.N.A. Hospice, 154 Hindman Road, Butler, PA 16003.
Claudia B. Langmead
Claudia B. Langmead, 66, of Wexford, Pine Township, formerly of California,
died Friday morning at her home after an illness.
Born Sept. 27, 1935, in California, she was the daughter of Kenneth
and Eulalia Young Burnett.
She was a retired bookkeeper for the Santa Barbara Foundation in California.
She is survived by a daughter, Michelle Caudill of Austin, Texas; a
son, Thomas T. Langmead, Jr. of Wexford; three sisters, Sylvia Gerard of
Santa Barbara, Calif., Kay Hamilton of Fresno, Calif. and Vallorie Burnett
of Rancho Milpitas, Calif. Also surviving are four grandchildren.
LANGMEAD — Private services for Claudia B. Langmead, who died Friday,
Nov. 30, 2001, will be in California. Arrangements are being handled by
McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Memorials are requested
to A.L.S. Association of Western Pennsylvania, 1323 Forbes Ave. #200, Pittsburgh.
Dennis A. Fosnaught
Dennis A. Fosnaught, 56, of 220 Campbell Ave. died Friday in the Butler
Memorial Hospital’s emergency room.
Born July 10, 1945, in Harwick, Allegheny County, he was the son of
Joseph A. and Alice Beers Fosnaught.
Mr. Fosnaught was a coal miner for Beth Energy.
He is survived by his wife, Rita E. Fosnaught, whom he married June
28, 1969; two sons, Joseph A. and John P. Fosnaught, both of Butler; two
sisters; a brother; three grandsons; and a number of nieces and nephews.
FOSNAUGHT — There will be no public visitation. Friends of Dennis A.
Fosnaught, who died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, can attend graveside services
at 3 p.m. Saturday. At the Summit Presbyterian Church Cemetery, with the
Rev. Joel Ward, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements
are being made by THOMPSON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME.
Katherine L. Curdo
Katherine L. Curdo, 74, of R.D. 2, Karns City, died Saturday at 6:31
a.m. at her home after a short illness.
Born July 28, 1927, in Silickville, Westmoreland County, she was the
daughter of Andrew and Katherine Rosnachak Zemba.
Mrs. Curdo was employed for the Karns City School District as a cafeteria
worker at Bruin Elementary School.
She was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Bradys Bend,
where she was a member of the church choir, the Alter Rosary Society and
the Young at Heart Group.
Mrs. Curdo is survived by her husband, Peter J. Curdo, whom she married
June 25, 1949; two daughters, Mary Ann Curdo of R.D. 2, Karns City and
Mrs. William C. (Kathy Vaughn) Lynn of Aliquippa; a son, Peter Richard
Curdo of Bruin; four sisters, Mrs. Ralph (Bertha) Sproul of Albany, Ga.,
Agnes Zemba of Vandergrift, Mrs. William (Margaret) Peace of North Apollo
and Helen Safranyas of Leechburg; and three brothers, Michael J. Zemba
of Ford City, Wendolyn R. Zemba of Whitehouse, Tenn., and Joseph E. Zemba
of North Vandergrift.
Also surviving are three grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Three brothers, including her twin, preceded her in death.
CURDO — Friends of Katherine L. Curdo, who died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001,
will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at RICHARD D. HILLIS
FUENRAL HOME, Petrolia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at
10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Bradys Bend, with
the Rev. Thomas A. Federline officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary’s
Cemetery, Bradys Bend.
Memorial donations may be made to the V.N.A. of Armstrong County.
Frances A. Nagy
Frances A. Nagy, 83, of Sarver died Friday at Fairwinds Manor, Sarver.
Born in Verona, Aug. 20, 1918, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing and gardening.
Mrs. Nagy was a member of the Saxonburg Presbyterian Church.
Her husband, Frank P. Nagy, died Dec. 13, 1998.
She is survived by three sons, Peter Nagy of Cabot, David Nagy of Columbus,
Ohio, and Frank Nagy of Illinois; a sister, Mrs. Catherine Marino of Verona;
and three grandchildren.
NAGY - Friends of Frances A. Nagy, who died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, will
be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at FOX FUNERAL HOME, Saxonburg.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Barry
Keurulainen, pastor of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Cabot, officiating.
Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial park, Lower Burrell.
Betty J. McCurdy
Betty J. McCurdy, 81, of Harrison Township died at 12:05 p.m. Saturday
at Alle-Kiski Medical Center, Harrison Township
Born in Blawnox, Aug. 3, 1920, she was the daughter of Oscar and Mae
She was a homemaker and lived in Harrison Township, Allegheny County,
for 58 years.
Mrs. McCurdy was an active member of the Faith Lutheran Church of Harrison
She enjoyed bowling and crafts.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. William (Patricia) Sims, with whom
she made her home, Mrs. Donald (Jean) McClure of Winfield Township, Mrs.
Regis (Carol) Tabacheck of Springdale, Mrs. Gordon (Gayle) Brenneman of
Freeport and Mrs. Richard (Betty) Markovich Saxonburg; three sons, Howard
McCurdy of Youngstown, Ohio, James McCurdy of Freeport and David McCurdy
of Tarentum; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. A brother, Don
Herold of Saxonburg also survives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie L. McCurdy, who died
April 27, 2001, and two brothers.
McCURDY - Friends of Betty J. McCurdy, who died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001,
will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at KRYNICKI FUNERAL
HOME, 1007 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights. Services will be at 11 a.m.
Tuesday at Faith Lutheran Church, Harrison Township. The Rev. Harry Souders,
her church pastor, will officiate. Burial will be at Mount Airy Cemetery,
Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, Natrona
Heights, PA 15065.
Julia M. Foley
Julia M. Foley, 77, of Butler died Sunday at Butler Memorial Hospital.
Born Oct. 7, 1924, in Bessemer, she was the daughter of Thomas and Anna
She had been a waitress at the Butler Country Club for five years and
last worked at the Tanglewood Inn.
Mrs. Foley was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church.
She is survived by five sons, Thomas P., Robert B., Jeffrey L. and Gary
F. Foley, all of Butler, and Lawrence J. Foley of Jersey City, N.J.; two
daughters, Theresa A. Oas of Erie and Mrs. Ike (Carol) Jackson of Vicksburg,
Miss.; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Four brothers, Thomas, John and Steven Chuba, all of Butler, and Joseph
Chuba of Orlando, Fla.; four sisters, Mrs. Jack (Ana Mae) Patterson of
Erlington, Ky., Georgia Chuba and Mrs. Joseph (Lillian) Matula, both of
Kingwood, Texas, and Joann Ferrari of Zelienople; and numerous nieces and
nephews also survive.
She was the widow of Thomas P. Foley, Jr., who died May 14, 1980. A
brother and a sister also preceded her in death.
FOLEY - Friends of Julia M. Foley, who died Sunday, Dec. 2, 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
10:45 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 128 N. McKean St.
Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.
The St. Paul Guild and Christian Mothers will meet at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday
at the church to recite the rosary.
Francis E. ‘Frank’ Elder
Francis E. “Frank” Elder, 51, of Fombell, Beaver County, died Saturday
at Passavant Hospital, McCandless.
Born June 12, 1950, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of James B. and Edith
He operated Office Products Stock Room on Main Street, Zelienople.
He enjoyed cooking.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth K. Elder, whom he married Aug. 17, 1974;
two sons, Tobias K. and Zachary B. Elder, both of Fombell; a daughter,
Seven E. Elder of West Chester; two sisters, Maryann Paslawski of Harmony
and Cindy Scuilla of Virginia.
He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
ELDER - Friends of Francis E. “Frank” Elder, who died Saturday, Dec.
1, 2001, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 to 4 and
6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at BOYLAN FUNERAL HOME, 324 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople.
Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with
the Rev. John Seth, pastor of Harmony-Zelienople United Methodist church,
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Zelienople Public
Library, 227 S High St., Zelienople, PA 16063.
Charles N. Denny
Charles N. Denny, 77, of 212 McClain Ave. died Saturday at Sunnyview
Nursing Home after an illness.
Born in Butler, May 15, 1924, he was the son of Nicholas and Elizabeth
He retired as a mail carrier at the Butler Post Office.
Mr. Denny was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church
and the Italian Society of Butler.
During World War II, he served in the Army.
He was an avid bowler.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Franek Denny, to whom he was married
for 54 years; a son, John P. Denny of Butler; a daughter, Mrs. Eugene (Barbara)
Walls of Butler; and four grandchildren.
A brother and two sisters preceded him in death.
DENNY - Friends of Charles N. Denny, who died Saturday, Dec. 1, 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.
Tuesday at St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Center Avenue, with the Rev.
James Dolan, church pastor, officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael
The Bereavement Group of St. Michael parish will meet at 3 p.m. today
at the funeral home to conduct a scriptural wake service.
Katherine ‘Katie’ Curdo
Katherine L. “Katie” Curdo, 74, of Perry Township, Armstrong County
died at 6:35 a.m. Saturday at her home after a short illness.
Born in Slickville, Westmoreland County, July 28, 1927, she was the
daughter of Andrew and Katherine Rosnachak Zemba.
She was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church of Bradys Bend
and the choir, Altar Rosary Society and the Young at Heart group of the
Mrs. Curdo had worked in the cafeteria at Bruin Elementary School of
the Karns City School District.
Surviving are her husband, Peter J. Curdo, whom she married June 25,
1949, in East Vandergrift; a son, Peter Richard Curdo of Bruin; two daughters,
Mary Ann Curdo of Karns City R.D. 2 and Mrs. William C. (Kathy) Vaughn
of Aliquippa; and three grandchildren. Three brothers, Michael J. Zemba
of Ford City, Wendolyn R. Zemba of Whitehouse, Tenn., and Joseph B. Zemba
of North Vandergrift; four sisters, Mrs. Ralph (Bertha) Sproul of Albany,
Ga., Agnes Zemba of Vandergrift, Mrs. William Margaret Peace of North Apollo
and Helen Safranyas of Leechburg; and a number of nieces and nephews also
She was preceded in death by a son and three brothers, including her
CURDO - Friends of Katherine L. “Katie” Curdo, who died Saturday, Dec.
1, 2001, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at RICHARD
D HILLIS FUNERAL HOME, 102 Argyle St., Petrolia. A Mass of Christian burial
will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church,
Bradys Bend. The Rev. Thomas Federline, church pastor, will officiate.
Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Bradys Bend.
Memorial donations may be made to the VNA of Armstrong County.