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Edwin W. Camlin Sr.
Edwin W. Camlin Sr., 87, of Uniontown, Pa., died Sunday, February 20, 2000, at Uniontown Hospital.
He was born October 18, 1912, in Scottdale, Pa., son of James Camlin and Ida May Dawager Camlin.
Mr. Camlin was a member of Grace Chapel Presbyterian Church in High House, Pa., member and past President of the Hopwood Lions Club Life, and also a member of the Fayette County Retired Teachers Association.
His wife, Martha Franks Camlin; his brothers George and Paul Camlin, and his parents are deceased
He is survived by one son, Edwin Camlin Jr. and wife, Toni, of Edmonds, Oklahoma; one brother, James Camlin Jr. of Scottdale, Pa.; one sister, Donna Tetenbrink of Scottdale; and one grandchild, Ann Maria Camlin.
Friends will be received in the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday, February 25, until 11 a.m., the hour of service with the Rev. Douglas Esslinger-Hileman officiating.
Interment will follow in Jacobs Lutheran Cemetery. 

Samuel W. Dean
Samuel W. Dean, 74, of Ohiopyle, Pa., passed away Tuesday evening, February 22, 2000, in Fay-West Health System's Highlands Hospital, Connellsville.
He was born July 7, 1925 in Stewart Township, son of the late Harry and Ella Holland Dean.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by these brothers and sisters: Harry, Melvin, Opal, Fred, Goldie Hall, Amanda Deberry and Glady Jackson.
Surviving are his loving wife of 51 years, Mabel M. Williams Dean; a daughter, Mrs. Edward (Doris Ann) Harshman; and a son Sam W. Dean and wife Tracy, all of Ohiopyle; five grandchilddren: Mrs. Jeffrey (Tina Marie) Wilson, Mrs. Edward (Tamara Lynn) Smith, all of Uniontown, Cpl. Derek E. Harshman and fiance L. Cpl. Bridget Alana Le Wilde with the U.S. Marines in Okinawa, Japan, Bryan David Burnsworth and Sammi Jo Dean of Ohiopyle; seven great-grandchildren: Todd Lee, Jeffrey S. Jr., Tyler Ray, Brittany Lynn, Jesse W. Wilson and Tricia Sue, Michael Louis, and Steven Andrews.; two sisters, Mrs. Dolly Silbaugh of Armington and Mrs. Edna Woodmancy of Markleysburg; and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Dean worked for Uniontown School District as a custodian for 31 years until his retirement in 1985. He ws a member of the Ohiopyle Volunteer Fire Department and was Captain for many years. 
He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1947. He was a member of the AMVETS Post 103, Hopwood, the Yough Valley Ambulance Corp and worked with the Water Sewage Company. He was a graduate of Ohiopyle High School in 1943. Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD HOME, of Farmington today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday morning until 11 a.m., the hour of the service with Rev. James Smiley officiating.
Interment will follow in Irwin Memorial Cemetery.
The AMVETS Post 103 will accord military rites at graveside.

William L. Elek
William L. Elek, 81, of Maple Heights, Ohio, died Tuesday, February 22, 2000 in the V.A. Hospital, Brecksville, Ohio.
He was born October 31, 1918 in Uniontown, Pa., son of the late Andrew Elek and Susan Kovach Elek.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters: Sally Daugherty, Helen Elek and Margaret Jefferies; and three brothers: Andrew, Julius and Joseph Elek.
Surviving are his wife, Catherine E. Swartz Elek; two children: Mary Ann Marks and her husband William of Maple Heights, Ohio and Danny J. Elek and his wife Jane of Geneva on the Lake, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and three sisters: Elizabeth Adams of Haydentown, Rosella Lisius of Redford Township, Mich. and Elsie Drake of Framington, Mich.
Mr. Elek was a veteran of World War II where he served with the Army Air Force earning the distinguished Flying Cross with one bronze Cluster, Air Medal with one bronze Oakleaf Cluster, Asiatic Pacific Theater Medal with one bronze Battle Star, American Theater Medal and Victory Medal.
Bill was also a member of American Legion Post 309, Maple Heights, Ohio and the John W. Barkley Masonic Lodge 521 of Cleveland, Ohio.
The family will receive friends in the GOLDSBORO-TOMI FUNERAL HOME, 21 East Church St., Fairchance, Pa. on Friday, Feb. 25, 2000 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 26 until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Keith Simmons officiating.
Interment will follow in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Bruceton Mills, W.Va. 

Jimmy Givens
Jimmy Givens, 28, of Brownsville, Pa. died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000 in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Born June 29, 1971 in Charleroi, Pa., he was a son of the late William Allen Givens and Harriet Means Givens of Brownsville.
In addition to his father, Jimmy was preceded in death by maternal and paternal grandparents; and by brother, William Allen Givens.
Jimmy was baptized in the Newell United Methodist Church.
He was a machine operator for Timberline Corrogated Paper, California Industrial Park.
Jimmy was a childhood survivor of cancer and received a bicycle from the Make-A-Wish Foundation in 1984.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by brothers: Glenn Givens and his wife Jacqueline of Marianna and Allen Givens of Perryopolis; a sister, Tracy Marflak and her husband John of Finleyville; his girlfriend of two years, Carrie Price of Denbo; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family will receive friends in the CONFER FUNERAL HOME, 515 Front St., Brownsville today from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb 26, 2000 from 10 until 11 a.m, the hour of service, with Rev. Conway Keibler, retired United Methodist Pastor, officiating.
Burial will follow in West Bend Cemetery, East Millsboro, Pa.
Entombment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 555 Grant St., Suite 245, Pittsburgh PA 15219. 

Maxine B. Jann
Maxine Burd Jann, 65, of Ashtabula, Ohio and formerly of Markleysburg, Pa. passed away February 18, 2000 at her home.
She was born January 15, 1935 in Markleysburg, Pa., daughter of the late Park and Opal Humberson Burd.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Jann, in 1996; and a brother, Harold Burd, in 1982.
Surviving are four sisters: Susan Loretta Guthrie of Markleysburg, Shirley Burd DeCarlo of Gibbon Glade, Sharon Ferrato and husband Robert of Pittsburgh, and Diane Bealko and husband Larry of Apollo; three nephews; and four nieces.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000 at 2 p.m. in Union Chapel Church, Flatrock Road, Markleysburg with Rev. Shirley Norman officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Union Chapel Church, Markleysburg, Pa, 15459
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Farmington, Pa. 

Joe Margetich
Joe Margetich, 81, of Jefferson, Pa., died Monday, February 21, 2000 in Bialko's Rest Home, Waynesburg.
Mr. Margetich was a retired coal miner from Mather Colleries.
Surviving are two sisters: Mildred Hastings of Carlsbad, N.M. and Marcella Margetich of Washington, D.C.; two nieces; and two nephews.
Friends will be received from 10 to 12 Noon on Friday, Feb. 25 in the Behm Funeral Home, Jefferson and at 12:30 p.m. in St. Marcellus Roman Catholic Church, the hour of service. 

Norma M. Shanefelter
Norma Martinelli Shanefelter, 87, of Smock Reservoir died Monday, February 21, 2000, in Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Pa.
She was born October 30, 1912, in the Solmona Abruzzi Region, Italy, daughter of Luigi Martinelli and Rose Leopardi Martinelli.
She was a member of St. Hedwig Roman Catholic Church, Smock.
Preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Joseph, Richard, Lawrence and Anthony Martinelli.
She is survived by four sons: David Shanefelter and his wife, Bernie, of Greensburg, Pa., Denny Shanefelter and his wife, Ruth Ann, of Smock Reservoir, Robert Shanefelter and his wife, Mary Ann, of Connecticut, and Thomas Shanefelter and his wife, Carol, of Perryopolis, Pa.; 10 grandchildren: David Shanefelter, Debbie Poklembo, Jennifer Palmer, Beth Shanefelter, Mark Shanefelter, Kelly Lambrick, Katrina Shanefelter, Sherry Masney, Nancy Mickey, and Thomas Shanefelter; three great-grandchildren: Lara Mickey, Michelle Mickey, and Cullen Masney; a brother, James Martinelli and his wife, Evelyn, of State Line, Pa.; two sisters: Lena Hisnanick of Perryopolis, Pa., and Geraldine Brill and her husband, Gerald, of Bethel Park, Pa.; several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, Uniontown, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Family and friends will gather on Friday, February 25, at 10 a.m. in St. Hedwig R.C. Church, Smock, for a Mass of Christian Burial with Rev. Fr. John A. Sedlak as Celebrant.
Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.
Parish Vigil Service was held Wednesday evening.
Confraternity Rosary Society will recite the Rosary this evening at 7:30. 

Joseph M. Sofranko
Joseph M. Sofranko, 85, of Uniontown, Pa. died Wednesday, February 23, 2000 in the Uniontown Hospital.
He was born Jan. 2, 1915 in Star Junction, Pa., son of the late Jacob and Anna (Jankura) Sofranko.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Richard Sofranko; sisters, Ann Sofranko and Mary Rathway; and a brother-in-law, Vincent Crofcheck.
Mr. Sofranko was a member of St. Marys (Nativity) Roman Catholic Church.
He retired as Chief Master Sergeant from the U.S. Air Force after 25 years of service, active and reserve. He served during World War II in French Morocco, Tunisia, Sicily and England. He was captured June 7, 1944 after being shot down on re-supply to the 82nd Airborne and crash landed over St. Mere Eglese. His legs were injured and he was separated from the rest of his crew. He remained a prisoner of war unti May 1, 1945 when he was liberated by the Russians. He was awarded three Air Medals, The Purple Heart and four Campaign Stars. On Memorial Day, 1996, the Hopwood Post Office presented him a plaque to commemorate the new Pow/Mia stamp.
Additionally, he retired in 1971 from the Uniontown Post Office as a letter carrier after 30 years of service and was issued a Certificate of Award from the Post Office Department. 
He was a member of V.F.W. Post 47, Amvets Post 103, Catholic War Veterans Post 1669, The Uniontown Amateur Radio Club, and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Elizabeth Ann Dennis Sofranko; son, William H. David and wife Phyllis of Uniontown; two grandchildren: Michele David of Masontown and Joseph David of Uniontown; one brother and two sisters: John Sofranko and wife Margorie of Akron, Ohio, Margaret Crofcheck of Uniontown and Helen Emricko and husband John of Perryopolis. He is also survived by a brother-in-law, Joseph Rathway of Perryopolis; sister-in-law, Cecelia Sofranko of Uniontown; and many special nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in THE HAKY FUNERAL HOMES INC, 139 West Fayette St., Uniontown on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 27, 2000 until 10:30 a.m. when a Blessing Service will be held followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Mary Nativity R.C. Church.
Internment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery where military honors will be accorded by Amvets Post 103. 
Parish Wake Service, 8 p.m. Friday.
Catholic War Veterans Post 1669 will conduct services.
The Catholic War Veterans will conduct services Friday at 7 p.m.

Carol S. Springer
Carol Spragg Springer, 81, of Waynesburg, Pa. died Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, w.Va.
She worked as a substitute teacher in Wilmington, Del. and for 16 years at the Lobby Shop at Green County Memorial Hospital.
Surviving are her husband R.B. ``Buck'' Springer; two sons, James B. Springer and his wife Lenora of Honolulu, Hawaii and Carl M. Springer and his wife Sripapa of Bangkok, Thailand; and two grandchildren, Bryan Li Springer and Karolin Springer.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday at the Behm Funeral Home Inc. 182 W. High St., Waysnesburg and on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000 at 1:45, the hour of service. 

Charles S. Storey
Charles S. Storey, 85, of Scottdale, Pa., passed away Tuesday evening, Feb. 22, 2000 in Harmon House Convalescent Center, Mount Pleasant.
Charles retired as Assistant Post Master with the Scottdale Post Office on July 1, 1972 after 31 years of service with the US Postal Service.
Surviving are a son, Charles H. Storey and his wife Diane of Westport, Conn.; three grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Charles was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Family and friends will be received at the Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, 105 Spring St., Scottdale today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 1 to 2 p.m., the hour of service. 

Clara B. Tressler
Clara B. Tressler, 73, of Lemont Furnace, Pa., formerly of Dunbar R.D.2, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000 in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville.
She was born May 2, 1926 in Dunbar, Pa., a daughter of the late Benjamin and Clara Hite Jolliffe.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lester C. Tressler in 1993; one daughter, Charlene Tressler; one sister, Evelyn Garletts; and one brother, Raymond Jolliffe.
Mrs. Tressler was formerly employed at Pechins in Dunbar for several years.
She is survived by one son, Curtis L. Tressler and his wife Sheila of Boswell; three daughters, Darlene J. Landman and her husband Wendell R. Sr. of Lemont Furnace, Marlene Cole and her husband John of Mill Run and Arlene Leonard and her husband George of Dunbar; eight grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and one brother, Donald Jolliffe and his wife Josephine of Dunbar.
Graveside Committal Services wil be held on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. in the Franklin Cemetery, Dunbar with Rev. Fred Booher officiating.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Community Bible Church with Rev. Booher officiating.
In liew of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Community Bible Church in memory of Mrs. Tressler.
All arrangements are under the direction of the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green Street, Connellsville.

Blanche Kaiser VanDivner
Blanche Kaiser VanDivner, 83, of Brownsville, Pa. Pa., died Tuesday, February 22, 2000, in Henry Clay Villa, Markleysburg.
Born February 13, 1917 in Knoxville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Clara Harden Smith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband; Walter Kaiser, her second husband, Miles ``Monk'' VanDivner; her brother, Jim Smith; her son, Albert ``Porky'' Kaiser; and by her daughter, Cora Kaiser VanDivner.
A life member of the First Christian Church (DOC) in Brownsville, Blanche particpated in the activities of the Chrisian Women's Fellowship.
Blanche is survived by sons: Walter Kaiser and his wife Liz of Matawan, N.J., George Kaiser and his wife Vicki of Uniontown, Tim VanDivner and his wife Robin of East Millsboro; daughters: Mahalah Kaiser VanDivner and her husband Gene of Grindstone, Sandy Clark and her husband Rick of Mount Braddock; sisters, Pearl Jones, Marian Wright and her husband Edgar, all of Brownsville; sister-in-law, Della Smith; and daughter-in-law, Sally ``Toni'' DiDominic Kaiser, both of Brownsville; two granddaughters: Charity and Rikki Clark with whom she lived; 23 other grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; five great-great- grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends in the CONFER FUNERAL HOME, 515 Front St., Brownsvile, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.and Friday, Feb. 25, 2000 from 10 until 11 a.m. Services will be conducted by her pastor, Rev. J.W. Hormell.
Burial will follow in the Acklin Cemetery, Brownsville, Pa. 

Ethel L. Weller
Ethel L. Sybert Weller, 85, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, February 23, 2000 in Uniontown Hospital.
She was born Sept. 13, 1914 in Acosta, Pa., daughter of the late Ulysses G. and Emma Tuttle Sybert.
She was a member of the Great Bethel Baptist Church and the Ruth Sunday School Class.
A graduate of Uniontown High School, she was a floor walker for G.C. Murphy Company for 42 years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert E. Weller; two brothers: James O. and Clarence A. Sybert; and a sister, Margaret J. Myers on March 10, 1989.
She is survived by a son, Albert E. Weller of Laporte, Texas; a neice, Mrs. John W. (Sharon) Skovira of Uniontown; neices and nephews: Dan and Eric Skovira of Uniontown, Michael W. Porterfield and Cherie A. Watkins of Texas.
Friends will be received in the JAMES D. BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, 196 West Main St., Uniontown, Pa. today from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000 until 11 a.m., the hour of service with Rev. Michael Hall officiating.
Interment in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. 

Adelaide L. Wolfe
Adelaide L. McCartney Wolfe, 88, of Ohiopyle, Pa., went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on Monday, February 21, 2000, from the Uniontown Hospital.
She was born January 15, 1912, in Farmington, Pa., to Albert McCartney and Lauretta Kunkle McCartney.
Adeline was a very active member of the Ohiopyle United Methodist Church since September 2, 1927, where she served in various offices including treasurer, the position she held until January of 2000. She was a member of the Mountain Citizens Action Group and the Ohiopyle Grange 133. Her beloved husband, David A. Wolfe, died in 1961. Also deceased are her parents and two brothers, Robert ``Bob'' McCartney and James ``Jim'' McCartney.
Surviving are three brothers: Albert ``Wayne'' McCartney and wife, Arlene, of Lakeland, Florida, Walter McCartney of Hudson, Ohio, J. Sturgean ``Doc'' McCartney and wife, Betty, of Richmond Heights, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME OF FARMINGTON, Pa., on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Visitation continues Saturday, February 26, in Ohiopyle United Methodist Church from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., the hour of the service with the Rev. Thomas Bonomo, her Pastor, officiating.
Interment will follow in Sansom Chapel Cemetery, Farmington.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Ohiopyle United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 124, Ohiopyle, PA 15470.

Mabel E. Blackstone
Mabel E. Blackstone, 87, of Connellsville died Wednesday in LaFayette Manor Personal Care Home, Uniontown.
She is survived by a son, Robert E. Blackstone of Youngstown, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Carolyn E.) Miller of Connellsville and Shirely A. Welling of Connellsville; one brother, Walter Shallenberger of Connellsville; 20 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received at the Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville today from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 pm. and Saturday until 11 a.m.

Francis Andrew Chuey
Francis Andrew Chuey, 71, of Uniontown, Pa., died Monday, February 28, 2000 in the VA Medical Center, Aspinwall, Pa. 
He was born Sept. 8, 1928 in Uledi, Pa., son of the late Michael P. and Anna C. (Baran) Chuey Sr.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters: Steve, John, Andrew and Michael Chuey Jr., and Mary Mouser and Anna Manyak.
Francis was a member of St. Mary (Nativity) Roman Catholic Church, was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean war, and was a printer for magazine publications.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy A. (Solly) Chuey; two sons, Robert Chuey of Lansing, Mich., David Chuey and wife Patricia of Brunswick, Md.; and three sisters, Margaret Kuchno of Baily Crossroads, Va., Josephine Hawkins of Manassas, Va. and Matilda Mack of Arlington, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
Private visitation was held for the family Thursday in THE HAKY FUNERAL HOMES INC, 139 W. Fayette Street, Uniontown.
The family will receive friends today until 10:30 a.m. when a Prayer Service will be held followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Therese R.C. Church. 
Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery where military honors will be accorded. 

Blanche E. Crago
Blanche E. Crago, 94, a resident of Beverly Healthcare and formerly of the Footedale Lambert Road, died Thursday, March 2, 2000 in Beverly Healthcare, Uniontown.
She was born May 29, 1905 in German Township, daughter of the late Eli and Mary Johnson Crago.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by the following brothers and sister: Lloyd, Ray, Guy, Harold, Roy, Miles, and Russell Crago, and a sister, Marie Fearer.
She was a member of the New Salem Presbyterian Church where she attended the Fowler Class.
A former employee of the Union Supply Company at Footedale, she was also a retired employee of the Albert Gallatin School District.
Blanche is survived by her beloved nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem today from 2 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. in the New Salem Presbyterian Church with Rev. Phillip A. Maronde officiating.
Interment will follow in the Jacobs Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery. 

Clyde O. Ice Jr.
Clyde O. Ice Jr., 75, of Continental 3, Uniontown, Pa. passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2000 at Life Care in Wilkensburg, Pa.
He was born December 25, 1924 in Fairchance, Pa., son of the late Clyde O. Ice and Verna Evans Ice Spiker.
Clyde was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy.
He was formerly employed as a steel worker at US Steel, Clairton Works.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Betty Jane Hiles Ice; children: Sandra Nakamura of Woodbridge, Va., Clyde Ice III of Fort Myers, Fla., Roger L. Ice, Betty Jane Ice and Donald F. Ice, all of Uniontown, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Gertrude Hice of Uniontown, Thelma Keefer of Connellsville, Samuel Spiker of Smithfield, Edna Volkijan of Smithfield, Lester Spiker of Uniontown and Ruth Palokat of the state of Florida.
The family will receive friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 WEST CHURCH STREET, FAIRCHANCE, PA. on Saturday, March 4, 2000 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon.
A Memorial Service will begin at 12 noon in the funeral home with Rev. Gary McFadden officiating.
Interment in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Georges Township, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Bread of Life Tabernacle, 15 Boquet St., Uniontown, Pa. 

Mary Marshall Lukowski
Mary Marshall Lukowski, 100, of Uniontown, Pa., died Monday, February 28, 2000, in Cherry Tree Nursing Center, Uniontown.
She was born July 15,1899 in Brodford, Pa., daughter of the late Matthew and Josephine (Dubeck) Marshall.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Julian F. Lukowski in 1972; four brothers; and four sisters.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Mary was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church and the Confraternity of Christian Mothers.
She is survived by three children: Rita MC Kito of Aliquippa, Pa., Theresa Hunt and husband Richard of San Antonio, Texas, and Joseph Lukowski and wife Mary Alice of Strasburg, Va.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three great-great-great grandchildren; many caring nieces and nephews; a special nephew, Thomas Marshall of Uniontown, Pa.; and a special friend and caregiver, Anne Hobi.
Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOMES INC, 139 West Fayette St., Uniontown today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, March 4, 2000 until 9 a.m. when a Blessing Service will be held followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph R.C. Church with Rev. Fr. Alexander L. Pleban as celebrant.
Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Confraternity of Christian Mothers will recite the rosary at 7:30 p.m. 

Karen Y. Marilungo
Karen Yvonne Marilungo, 43, of Lemont Furnace, Pa. died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 1, 2000 in the Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Pa.
She was born on August 3, 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Adam and Beverly Moyer Marilungo of Lemont Furnace.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, John and Christina Piccolomini Marilungo; her maternal grandparents, Jacob and Millie Yauger Moyer; and an infant brother, Kent Marilungo.
Karen was a 1974 graduate of Laurel Highlands High School and had worked at her parent's restaurant, Giovanni's in Uniontown.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by a daughter, Richelle Yvonne Marilungo, at home; two brothers, Keith Marilungo and his wife Emily of Uniontown, and Kevin Marilungo and Pam of Lemont Furnace; three nephews, Keith Marilungo Jr. and his wife Kristy, Kirk Marilungo, and Kent Marilungo.
Friends will be received in the DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, 136 North Gallatin Ave., Uniontown today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, March 4, 2000 from 12 noon until 1 p.m., the hour of service with Mr. Merrill Spiker  presiding.
Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. 

Helen McGuire
Helen Mildred McGuire, 86, of South San Francisco, Calif., formerly of Connellsville and Dickerson Run died Tuesday.
She is survived by a son, John Richard McGuire of Etna, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Donna) Koontz Davis of South San Francisco, Calif., six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville. 

Earl M. Patterson
Earl M. Patterson, 79, of Waynesburg, Pa. died Thursday, March 2, 2000 in Washington Hospital, Washington, Pa.
Mr. Patterson was a laborer and superintendent with R.G. Johnson Company for 35 years and after retirement in 1986, he owned and operated Patterson Auto Repair.
Surviving are five children: Earl M. Patterson Jr., Helen Patterson, Larry Patterson, Joan Patterson and Jane Patterson, all of Waynesburg; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four brothers: Robert Patterson, Charles Raymond Patterson, Lester Patterson, all of Waynesburg, and William Patterson of New Kensington; and two sisters, Mildred Sokol of Carmichaels and Lucille Ferguson of Toledo, Ohio.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Behm Funeral Home Inc., Greene St., Jefferson and on Saturday, March 4, 2000 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the hour of service. 

Gordon E. Thompson
Gordon Eugene Thompson, 85, of Fairchance, Pa. passed away Thursday, March 2, 2000 at the family home.
He was born Sept. 24, 1914 in Fairchance, Pa., son of the late Junius Thompson and Ola Gordon Thompson.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Charity Thompson Smith.
Gordon was a graduate of Fairchance High School and attended the Mergenthaler Linotype School in Brooklyn, New York.
He was a printer by trade and for many years was the owner and operator of Thompson Printing Company in Uniontown from which he retired in 1983.
Surviving are his nephew, James Gordon Smith and wife Barbara; two grandnephews; a grandniece; six great-nephews; cousins and other relatives.
The family will receive friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 WEST CHURCH STREET, FAIRCHANCE, PA. this evening from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday, March 4, 2000 until 2 p.m., the hour of service with Rev. Wayne Sawyer officiating.
Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairchance, Pa.

James R. Aston
James R. ``Bob'' Aston, 76, of Ruffsdale, Pa., a former member of the ``Keystones'' Band, died Friday, April 7, 2000, in Fay-West Health System's Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant.
He is survived by his wife, Genevieve Peck Aston; daughter, Beverly and husband, Joseph Furin, of Tarrs, Pa.; stepdaughter, Donna Kern and husband, Terry, of Somerset, Pa.; granddaughter, Bobbi Jo Furin at home; stepgrandchildren: Tara Kern and Brent Kern; sister, Emma Katherine Aston Sickenberger of Greensburg, Pa.; special niece, Kathy Roberts and husband, Sam, and their children, Timothy Roberts and Sherry Roberts, of Ruffsale; and several other nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 406 East Washington St., Mount Pleasant, Pa., today from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Monday until 1 p.m.

Thomas C. Buckley
Thomas C. Buckley, 57, of Uniontown, Pa., died Friday, April 7, 2000, in his home.
He was born August 12, 1942, in Uniontown, Pa., to the now late Thomas R. Buckley and Dorothy Williams Buckley.
Mr. Buckley served in the United States Air Force during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Later he became a realtor and started Buckley Real Estate.
He was a member of Great Bethel Baptist Church, Laurel Lodge No. 651 F.&A.M., Uniontown Lodge of Perfection, and Pittsburgh Consistory.
He is survived by two sons: Kevin A. Buckley and wife, Christine, of Uniontown, Pa., and Brent S. Buckley of New York City, New York; a daughter, Kelly Gilmore of Baltimore, Maryland; six grandchildren: Kirsty, Lauren, Christina, Kyler, Kolt and Kolin; a brother, Gary Buckley and wife, Eileen, of Augusta, Michigan; and a sister, Beverly Hagerty and husband, Larry, of Uniontown.
Friends will be received in the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Pa., on Monday from 7 until 9 p.m. and Tuesday, April 11, from Noon until 2 p.m. Services will begin at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Michael E. Hall officiating.
Laurel Lodge No. 651 F.&A.M. will hold Masonic Services on Monday at 7:30 p.m.

Helen Delores Cooper
Helen Delores Puskarich Cooper, 81, of Ellsworth, who was born in Leisenring, Fayette County, Pa., died Friday, April 7, 2000, at 8:45 p.m. in Mount Macrina Manor, Uniontown, Pa.
She is survived by three brothers: John Puskarich and Michael Puskarich both of Ellsworth and Joseph Puskarich of Lee Summit, Mo.; and sisters: Ann Puskarich Barshick of Berea, Ohio, Rose Puskarich Vespi of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Julia Puskarich Mortimer of Natrona Heights, Pa.
Friends will be received in the Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main St., Bentleyville, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 10 a.m.

Ned B. Crayton
Ned B. Crayton, 91, of Johnstown, Pa., and formerly of Uniontown, Pa., died Thursday, April 6, 2000, in Arbutus Park Manor, Johnstown.
He was born January 22, 1909, in Uniontown, Pa., son of Hubert Crayton and Mary M. Brownfield Crayton.
Mr. Crayton retired after 25 years as a salesman for Pillsbury Flour Company.
He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Asbury Men's Class, United Methodist Men, Laurel Lodge No. 651 F.&A.M., Uniontown Lodge of Perfection, Pittsburgh Consistory and Syria Temple, Pittsburgh.
His wife, Jane Brownfield Crayton, died March 29, 1995. Also deceased are two brothers: Rev. Alfred Crayton and Rev. Jack Crayton, and his parents.
He is survived by three daughters: Mary Jane Barber and her husband, Wilbur, of Hatboro, Pa., Gail Elliott and her husband, Larry, of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Dr. Alice Alexander and her husband, Dr. Donald Alexander, of Cumberland, Maryland; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received in the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Pa., today from 6 until 8 p.m. where Services will be held Monday, April 10, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. James P. Fogg officiating.
Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery.
The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions may be made to Arbutus Park, 207 Ottawa Street, Johnstown, PA 15904.
Laurel Lodge No. 651 F.&A.M. will hold Masonic Services today at 7:30 p.m.

Alvira V. Fullem
Alvira V. Fullem, 89, of Connellsville, died Thursday in Eichers Personal Care Home in Normalville.
She is survived by four sons, Alfred and James (Babe) Fullem both of Connellsville, Edward Fullem of Somerset and Clyde Fullem of Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Betty) Daniels of Brownsville and Mrs. Joseph (Lois) Sgro of Arizona; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Roy Shipley of Mill Run and Robert Shipley of Connellsville.
Friends were received at Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville.

Stanley Gould
Stanley Gould, 81, of Bobtown, Pa., died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at Greene County Memorial Hospital, Waynesburg, Pa.
He was born November 30, 1918, in Shoaf, Pa., son of Lester Gould and Katherine Nowaczyk Gould.
He was a United States Army Veteran of World War II and recipient of the Bronze Star.
He was retired from Robena Mine after 40 years employment.
Stanley was a member of St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church and the Rod and Gun Club both in Bobtown, United Mine Workers of America Robena Local 6321, and American Legion Post 499 in Point Marion.
He was Past Commander of Bobtown V.F.W. Post 5567, District 24 Commander of the V.F.W. in Greene and Washington counties in 1962-1963, and served as the Jurat Officer for the V.F.W. for over 30 years.
He also served as Treasurer for the Bobtown Polish Club for 35 years.
Predeceased by four brothers, Harry, Bernard, Joseph and Edward Gould, and his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Theresa Grace Sereg Gould whom he married January 19, 1946; a son, Kenneth Paul Gould, and grandson, Stanley Paul Gould, both of Charlotte, North Carolina; one great-grandchild; two sisters: Sophia Bransky and Blanche Alverado both of Port Orange, Florida; two special nephews: Joseph Sereg of Bobtown and Charles Richard Burack of Waynesburg, Pa.; and a number of other nephews and nieces.
Friends will be received in the RICHARD R. HEROD FUNERAL HOME, 501 Morgantown Street, Point Marion, Pa., on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, April 12, at 10 a.m. in St. Ignatius R.C. Church, Bobtown, with Rev. Fr. Alvin Gutierrez as Celebrant.
Interment follows in Monongahela Hill Cemetery, Greensboro, Pa., where Military Honors will be accorded.

Victor M. Hudak
Victor M. Hudak, 76, a five-year resident of Mansfield, Ohio, formerly of Elyria, Ohio, who was born in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., died Friday morning, April 7, 2000, in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Betty M. Herman Hudak, whom he married August 31, 1949; children: Christine M. and husband, Stephen J. Zemka, of Lucas, Ohio, and Victor A. Hudak of Ontario, Ohio; granddaughter, Stephanie Zemka of Mansfield, Ohio; great-granddaughter, Alisha Hofer; a brother, Arthur Hudock of Cleveland, Ohio; and a nephew, Rev. Fr. Donald Anthony Freude of St. Elias Orthodox Church, Akron, Ohio.
Friends may call at the Snyder Funeral Home Mansfield Lexington Chapel, 2553 Lexington Ave., Mansfield, Ohio, today from 4 to 7 p.m.
Visitation continues Monday, April 10, in First Assembly of God, 1000 McPherson St., Mansfield, Ohio, from noon until 2 p.m.

Laura DeBerry Jordan
Laura DeBerry Jordan, 92, of Uniontown, Pa., died Saturday, April 8, 2000, in Uniontown.
She was born August 8, 1907, in Cuzzard, West Virginia, daughter of Elzie DeBerry.
She had worked at Keystone Fireworks Factory and had attended Cove Run Free Methodist Church.
Her husband, Robert Jordan, a son, Leland Jordan, three brothers, Calvin, William and Carlos DeBerry, a sister, Lily Peck, and her parents are deceased.
She is survived by four sons: Robert Jordan, Jack Jordan, William Jordan and Edward Jordan all of Mount Independence, Pa.; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Friends and Family will gather in the DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, Uniontown, Pa., on Monday, April 10, at 11 a.m. for a Memorial Service with Pastor Roger Yeager officiating.

Mary Fedorchek Kesock
Mary Kesock, 82, of Ronco, Pa., died suddenly Sunday, April 2, 2000, in her home.
She was born November 25, 1917, in Masontown, Pa., daughter of Mike Fedorchek and Sophia Behun Fedorchek.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Kesock, in 1964 and her parents.
Surviving are her son, John Kesock of Masontown, Pa.; her daughter, Dorothy Kesock of Cleveland, Ohio; a sister, Anne Rossi of Baltimore, Maryland; a brother, Mike Fedorchek of Ronco, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to attend a Panachida Service on Monday, April 10, at 10 a.m. in the HAKY FUNERAL HOMES INC., 515 North Main St., Masontown, Pa., with Rev. Fr. Alexander Dandilashuili officiating.
Interment will be private.

Ruth Barclay Long
Ruth Gwendolyn Barclay Long, 92, of the Pleasant Home Apartments, Barnes City, Iowa, formerly of Pekin, Ill., who was born in Dunkard Township, Greene County, Pa., died Tuesday, February 8, 2000, at Mahaska County Hospital in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
She is survived by a daughter, and son-in-law, Florence and Gordon Lindblom of Barnes City, Iowa; daughter-in-law, Betty Long of Mentor, Ohio; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
Friends are invited to join with her Family for a graveside Memorial Service and interment of her cremains at Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg R.D., Pa., on Friday, April 14, 2000, at 10:30 a.m.

Floran A. Neighbors
Floran A. Neighbors, 82, of Pinellas Park, Fla., who was born in Uniontown, Pa., died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at his home.
He is survived by his wife, Marion Taylor Neighbors; daughters: Judy and Joanne; son, Gary Neighbors; eight grandchildren; and sisters: Sue Neighbors Wolfe of Hollywood, Md., Inez Neighbors Thomas of Uniontown, Pa., and Charlotte Neighbors Warrick of Westville, Ill.
Arrangements were under direction of Memorial Park Funeral Home, 5750 49th St. North, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Donnie R. Nickelson
Donnie R. Nickelson, 35, of New Castle, Ind., formerly of Connellsville, died Tuesday.
He is survived by his wife, Karen (Sharp) Nickelson; two sons, Ryan Lee and Devin Tyler Nickelson, both at home; a daughter, Shaina Breann Nickelson, at home and his parents, Harold and Brenda Nickelson of Connellsville. 
Arrangements were under the direction of Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, New Castle, Ind.

Joseph Parimucha
Joseph Parimucha, 70, of Masontown, Pa., died Friday, April 7, 2000, in Mount Macrina Manor, Uniontown, Pa.
He was born September 19, 1929, in Grindstone, Pa., son of Michael Parimucha and Mary Bayus Parimucha.
A brother, Steven Parimucha, and his parents are deceased.
He is survived by a brother, Michael Parimucha and his wife, Evelyn, a niece, Sheila Walker and her husband, Gary, and a nephew, John Eskew and his wife, Debbie, all of Wyandotte, Michigan; and six greatnieces and greatnephews.
Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOMES INC., 515 North Main St., Masontown, Pa., today from 5 to 8 p.m. and Monday, April 10, until 11 a.m. when a Blessing Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fr. James F. Bump officiating.
Interment will follow in St. Mary Orthodox Cemetery, Masontown, Pa.

Joseph G. Pravlik
Joseph G. Pravlik, 79, of Mount Pleasant (Parfittown) died Wednesday, in Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant.
He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Cheryl) Hegyes of Mount Pleasant; two grandsons; one brother, Charles Pravlik of Scottdale; two sisters, Mary Grippo of Tarrs and Margaret Pravlik of Mount Pleasant.
Friends will be received in Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 406 E. Washington St., Mount Pleasant, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. until 9:30 a.m. Monday.

Dale Alan Titler Sr.
Dale Alan Titler Sr., 71, a 10-year resident of Middletown, Del., and former 29-year resident of Levittown, Pa., who was born in Hiller, Fayette County, Pa., died Friday evening, March 31, 2000, at his home.
He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Shirley A. Calvin Titler; children: Dale Titler Jr. of Levittown, Pa., Dan Titler of Morrisville, Pa., and Beth Titler Johnson of Middletown, Del.; grandchildren: Carrie, Amanda, Ashley, Heather, Matthew, Sara, Emily; and brothers: Guy Titler of Youngstown, Ohio, and Clyde Titler of Brownsville, Pa.
Funeral service and interment in Beechwood Cemetery, Bensalem, Pa., were held Tuesday, April 4, under direction of the James J. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 2200 Trenton Road, Levittown, Pa.

Charles E. Ward Jr.
Charles E. Ward Jr., 55, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at his home in Riverdale, Maryland.
He was born November 11, 1945, in Charleroi, Pa.
His father, Charles E. Ward Sr., and a son, Charles E. Ward III, are deceased.
He served in the United States Marine Corps.
Mr. Ward, after leaving the Uniontown area where he worked as a tree surgeon, was employed by Savemore Security Service.
He is survived by his mother, Sarah Jean McCormick Ward of Uniontown, Pa.; his wife, Mary Barber Ward; sisters: Lottie Scruggs of Albright, West Virginia, Sara Howard of Uniontown, Pa., Gretna DeStefano of Riverdale, Maryland, and Jessie Dunn of Supply, North Carolina; three grandsons: Nicholus, Charles, and Ricky all living in the Maryland area; 13 nieces and nephews; and 30 greatnieces and greatnephews.
He was laid to rest on Monday, April 3, 2000, in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, where Full MIlitary Honors were accorded.
He will be surely missed by his Family and Friends!
Arrangements were under direction of the CHAMBERS FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 5801 Cleveland Avenue, Riverdale, MD 20737.

Frank W. Yelinek
Frank W. Yelinek, 82, of Medina, Ohio, formerly of Fayette City, Pa., who was born in Denbo, Pa., died Friday, April 7, 2000, in Samaritan Care Center, Medina, Ohio.
He is survived by his wife, Mable Louise Davison Yelinek; children: Frank Yelinek Jr. of Hinckley, Ohio, and Kathy Yelinek Currier of Youngstown, Ohio; four grandchildren; brother, Steve Yelinek of Brownsville, Pa.; and sister, Nellie Yelinek Steffel of East Liverpool, Ohio.
Friends will be received at the Eley-McCrory Funeral Home Inc., 334 Main St., Fayette City, Pa., on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday until 9:30 a.m.

James W. Younkin
James W. ``Jim'' Younkin, 83, a lifelong resident of Owensdale, Upper Tyrone Township, Pa., died Saturday morning, April 8, 2000, at Fay-West Health System's Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant.
He is survived by two sisters-in-law: Dorothy ``Dot'' Younkin of Scottdale and Dorothy J. Younkin of Somerset, Pa.; brother-in-law, George C. Fretts of Scottdale; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Kathleen Sethman of Scottdale. He was the last remaining member of the Herman Younkin and Audith Keller Younkin family.
Family and friends will be received at the Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday until 11 a.m.

Josephine Zoracki
Josephine Zoracki, 81, a lifelong resident of East Huntingdon Township, Pa., died Friday, April 7, 2000.
She is survived by three brothers: Jerome Zoracki and Francis Zoracki both of Everson, Pa., and Richard Zoracki of Mount Pleasant, Pa.; sisters: Florence Zoracki Dombrowski of Pittsburgh and Rita Zoracki Musial; sister-in-law, Anna Lisik Zoracki of Mount Pleasant; nieces and nephews; one great-greatniece and one great-greatnephew.
Friends will be received in the Eugene G. Saloom Funeral Home Inc., 730 West Main St., Mount Pleasant, Pa., today from noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 11:30 a.m.


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