|Rene P. Pellegrini
Rene P. Pellegrini, 78, of 611 W. Penn St. died Thursday, June 7, 2001,
at Sunnyview Nursing Home.
Born Jan. 5, 1923, in Butler, he was a son of Primo and Cesira Collodi
He retired in 1985 as a driver for the City of Butler Street Department
after more than 20 years.
Mr. Pellegrini was a member of St. Anthony Antiochian Orthodox Church,
where he was a former board member and vice president of the church.
He was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps and a member of
VFW Post 249 and American Legion Post 778 of Lyndora. He was also a member
of the Slovak Club in Lyndora.
Surviving are his wife, Norma J. Isaac Pellegrini, whom he married Jan.
29, 1949; a daughter, Mrs. James (Susan) McIntyre of California; two brothers,
Arthur and Joseph Pellegrini, both of Butler; a sister, Yolanda Pucci of
Butler; two grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Two sisters preceded him in death.
PELLEGRINI Friends of Rene P. Pellegrini, who died Thursday, June
7, 2001, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME, 201 E. Cunningham St. Funeral
services will be at 10 a.m. Monday from St. Anthony Antiochian Orthodox
Church. The Rev. Kevin Long, church pastor, will officiate. Burial will
be at Butler County Memorial Park, Butler Township.
Trisaigon services will be at 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
James C. Meyers
James C. Meyers, 80, of Zelienople died Tuesday at Ellwood City Hospital.
Born Aug. 16, 1920, in Zelienople, he was the son of Carl C. and Hazel
He had owned and operated Isalys dairy store on Main Street
in Zelienople with his wife, retiring in 1979 after 33 years.
Mr. Meyers was a member of the Calvin Presbyterian Church of Zelienople
and Harmony Lodge 429 F&AM.
He was an avid boater and enjoyed traveling in his RV.
He was a World War II Navy veteran.
His wife, Margaret Peg Meyers, died Oct. 11, 1996.
Surviving are two sons, Carl Meyers of Florida and Denny Meyers of Annapolis,
Md.; a daughter, Mrs. Christopher (Susan) Arnold of Zelienople; and five
grandchildren. A brother, Jay Myers of Iowa and a sister, Dorothy Hall
Funeral services were today at Seaman Memorial Chapel, Passavant Health
Center, Zelienople. Entombment was at Zelienople Community Mausoleum.
Memorial donations may be made to Zelienople Area Public Library, 227
S. High St., Zelienople, PA 16063.
Arrangements were handled by BOYLAN FUNERAL HOME, Zelienople.
Paul R. Kelly
Paul R. Kelly, 85, of Slippery Rock, formerly of Evans City and Millvale,
died Wednesday morning, June 6, 2001, at Grove Manor, Grove City.
Born Jan. 25, 1916, in the Mount Troy area of Pittsburgh, he was the
son of Paul R. and Sarah I. Sullivan Kelly.
He attended the Westminster United Presbyterian Church while living
in Evans City and was a member of the American Legion Post 393 of Slippery
Rock and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Also he was involved in the Foster
Mr. Kelly was retired as a butcher and had worked in various supermarkets.
He was an Army private first class in the 685th Port Co. during World
War II and received the European-African-Middle-Eastern Service Metal with
two bronze stars and a bronze arrowhead.
Surviving are his wife, Theresa R. Fink Kelly, and nieces and nephews.
There will be no visitation. Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park,
Arrangements are being handled by KINSEY-VOLZ FUNERAL HOME, Evans City.
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.
Clarence A. Reamer
Clarence A. Reamer, 95, of Saxonburg died Thursday at Outlook Pointe
Born May 11, 1906, in Sarver, he was the son of Albert and Bertha Gibson
Mr. Reamer had been a steelworker at Allegheny Ludlum in Tarentum for
He was a member of the Zion United Methodist Church of Sarver.
He had also served in the Army.
Mr. Reamer is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Arlene) Ekas
of Saxonburg and Mrs. Ronald (Donna) Christie of Port Richey, Fla.; a son,
Vernon Reamer of Cave Creek, Ariz.; two sisters, Helen Divers and Beulah
Wagner, both of Butler; and a brother, John Reamer of Lower Burrell. Also
surviving are six grandchildren and a step-great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Seibert Reamer, who died
Nov. 8, 2000; a sister; and two brothers.
REAMER Friends of Clarence A. Reamer, who died Thursday, June 7, 2001,
will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at FOX FUNERAL HOME,
Saxonburg. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the
Rev. Howard Greenfield, pastor of Zion United Methodist Church in Sarver,
officiating. Burial will be at Saxonburg Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
The American Legion will hold a memorial service at 7 p.m. Sunday at
the funeral home,
Memorial donations may be contributed to Zion United Methodist Church,
438 Bear Creek Road., Sarver, PA 16056.
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.