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Francis Willard Beall
Francis Willard ``Buster'' Beall, 84, a lifelong resident of Scenery Hill, Pa., died Sunday, April 9, 2000, at 3:30 p.m. in White's Private Care Home, Centerville.
Arrangements will be announced by the Greenlee Funeral Home, Route 40, Beallsville.

Sister Aurelia Giulia
Bonavolonta, S.C.I.C.
Sister Aurelia Giulia Bonavolonta, 90, of the Verna Montessori School, Mount Pleasant R.D.2, Bullskin Township, Pa., who was born in Marigliano, Naples, Italy, and was a member of The Sisters of Charity of The Immaculate Conception of Ivrea (S.C.I.C.) for 67 years, died Friday, April 7, 2000, in Fay-West Health System's Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant.
In addition to The Sisters of Charity of The Immaculate Conception of Ivrea she is survived by her brothers: Ralph Bonavolonta and wife, Mary, of New Jersey, and Luigi Bonavolonta of Italy; a sister, Sister Ancilla Bonavolonta of Italy; sister-in-law, Rosa; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at Galone-Caruso's, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 204 Eagle St., Mount Pleasant, Pa., today until 10:15 a.m.

John C. Christman
John C. Christman, 58, of Sewickley, Economy Borough, Pa., who was born in White, Fayette County, Pa., to Charles William Christman and Elva Scott Christman, died Saturday, April 8, 2000, in Allegheny University Hospitals, Allegheny General, Pittsburgh.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Wallace Christman; children: Randy Christman and wife, Tammy, of Acme, Pa., and Pam Christman Jones and husband, Tom Jones, of Cranberry Township, Pittsburgh, Pa.; grandchildren: Sherry Showman and husband, Craig, Elizabeth Christman, John Christman, Bobbie Sue Jones, Jeffrey Christman, Jenna Jones, Mandy Jones; one great-granddaughter; one great-grandson; brothers: Donald Christman and wife, Ivy, of Normalville, Pa., and Howard Christman and wife, Pat, of Mount Pleasant, Pa.; and sisters: Betty Christman Beckner, Sylvia Christman VanSickle of Donegal, Pa., and Sandra Christman Zufall and husband, Dave, of Champion, Pa.
Friends will be received in the Clyde Brooks Funeral Home Inc., Route 711, Melcroft, Pa., today from Noon to 9 p.m. and Tuesday until 11 a.m.

Robert E. Collins
Robert E. Collins, 68, of Uniontown, Pa., died Sunday, April 9, 2000, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa.
He was born September 1, 1931, in Jumonville, Fayette County, Pa., son of William Harmon Collins and Gertrude H. Bowden Collins.
Mr. Collins was retired from Rockwell International Corporation and was a veteran of the Korean War who served in the United States Army Intelligence Department.
Preceding him in death were two brothers, Ernest Collins and Peter Collins, and his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Anne Curtis Collins; three sons: William Robert Collins at home, Robert G. Collins and his wife, Cheryl, of Williamsport, Pa., and Thomas A. Collins of Miami, Florida; a daughter, Patricia Collins Mahoney of Farmington, Pa.; three grandchildren; and a brother, Eugene Collins and his wife, Mary, of Wichita Falls, Texas.
Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 South Mount Vernon Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., this evening from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday, April 12, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with the Rev. Donald J. Immel officiating.
Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa., where Military Honors will be accorded by American Legion Post 51 and North Union V.F.W. Post 8543.

Pasquale Conte
Pasquale ``Pat'' Conte, 75, of Jeannette who was born in South Greensburg, Pa., died Saturday, April 8, 2000, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Maddalena Conte; children: Anita Conte Irwin and husband, John Irwin, of Connellsville, Pa., and Edward Conte of Claridge, Pa.; grandchildren: Nichole Irwin, Michael Irwin, Stacy Irwin; brothers: Dominic Conte and wife, Ginny, of Ohio and Henry Conte Jr. and wife, Sara, of South Greensburg; a sister, Gelsamena Conte Cicco of North Huntingdon, Pa.; numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at the John V. Graziano Funeral Home Inc., 228 North Second St., Jeannette, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday until 9:15 a.m.

Charles F. Dillinger
Charles Franklin Dillinger, 36, of Republic, Pa., passed away Sunday, April 9, 2000, in Brownsville General Hospital.
He was born October 4, 1963, in Brownsville, Pa.
He is survived by his parents, Armstrong ``Pete'' Dillinger and Karen Hopkinson Dillinger of Republic; six children: Amber Pople, Amanda Pople, Lindsey Pople, and Allen Pople and their mother, Tammy Pople, all of Keisterville, Pa., Charles F. Dillinger Jr. and Michael A. Dillinger and their mother, Brandy Astolos, all of Republic; a sister: Suzanne Frost and her husband, Ron, of Republic; and a brother, Joseph A. Dillinger of Searights.
Friends will be received in the ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME INC., Legion St., Republic, Pa., on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday, April 13, until 11 a.m., the hour of service with the Rev. James Dillinger officiating.
Interment follows in LaFayette Memorial Park.

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.
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, Point Marion, Pa., today 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.
Parish Rosasry will be recited in the Funeral Home on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Michael Louis Grake
Michael Louis Grake, 28, of Republic, Pa., passed away Saturday evening, April 8, 2000, in his home.
He was born March 10, 1972, in Uniontown, Pa., son of Louis Grake of Republic, Pa., and Elaine Baluch Groves of Uniontown.
Michael was a graduate of Brownsville Area High School.
Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister, Anna Mary Mann and her husband, Jack Mann, of Richmond, Virginia; a brother, Robert Grake of Uniontown, Pa.; nieces: Lacey Mann and Sophie Mann both of Virginia; and his stepfather, James E. Groves of Uniontown.
Friends will be received in the STEPHEN E. KEZMARSKY III FUNERAL HOME AT 71 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, UNIONTOWN, Pa., on Tuesday, April 11, from 12 Noon until 1 p.m. Services will be held at 1 p.m. with Pastor Gary Herring officiating.
Interment will follow.

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 Keysotne Fireworks Factory and had attended Cove Run Free Methodist Church.
Her husband, Robert Jordan, a son, Leland Jordan, three brothers, Calvin, William and Carlus 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., today, April 10, at 11 a.m. for a Memorial Service with Pastor Roger Yeager officiating.

Julia A. Vizdosh
Julia A. Vizdosh, 95, of Waynesburg, Pa., and formerly of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Saturday, April 8, 2000, in Beverly HealthCare, Waynesburg.
She was born December 13, 1904, in Dunbar, Pa., daughter of Joseph Vizdosh and Julia Takac Vizdosh.
She was a member of St. Mary (Nativity) Roman Catholic Church in Uniontown and was retired from the Bureau of Employment Security where she worked as a secretary in the Field Accounting Department.
Four sisters, Helen Kollar, Mary Malvizzi, Anna Moorhouse, Agnes Wilson, and her parents are deceased.
Surviving are her nieces: Anna Beall Kocan of Scottdale, Pa., Joann W. Owens of Waynesburg, Pa., Norma Jean Malvizzi of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Virginia Seifert of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a nephew, James J. Moorhouse of Pittsburgh; several greatnieces, greatnephews, great-greatnieces and great-greatnephews.
Friends will be received in the STEPHEN E. KEZMARSKY III FUNERAL HOME AT 71 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, UNIONTOWN, Pa., on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, April 12, until 10:30 a.m. when a Blessing Service will be held.
A Mass of Christian Burial follows at 11 a.m. in St. Mary (Nativity) Roman Catholic Church, Uniontown.
Interment will follow in St. Mary (Nativity) Church Cemetery, Uniontown.

Robert Benucci
John Robert Benucci, 26, of Thompson One, Pa., passed away Sunday, April 16, 2000, in Brownsville General Hospital. He was born September 26, 1973, in Uniontown, Pa., son of Robert L. Benucci and Irene Stoken Benucci. He was predeceased by an infant brother, Bernard John Benucci. In addition to his parents he is survived by two sisters: Jacquelyn Benucci of Searights, Pa., and Kathleen Benucci at home; his maternal grandfather, Joseph A. Stoken of Adah, Pa.; a special niece and nephew: Chelsea Benucci and Brandyn Bane both of Searights; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Friends will be received in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Wednesday, April 19, at 11:30 a.m. in Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, Republic, Pa., with Rev. Fr. Mark Purnell as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Acklin Cemetery, Hopewell Road, Brownsville, Pa. Parish Wake Service today at 2:30 p.m. John was a very special young man who touched the lives of everyone he knew. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends

Claire M. Brilhart
Claire M. Brilhart, 89, of Scottdale died Sunday, in Scottdale Manor Rehabilitation Center, Scottdale. She is survived by three sons, Richard, Jim and John Brilhart all of Scottdale; one daughter, Maureen Strevels of Scottdale; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Al (Ruth) Genelli of Uniontown and Mrs. Charles (Mrytle) Henderson of Euclid, Ohio. Friends will be received at Frank Kapr Funeral Home Inc., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. until 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Helen Kelly DeFigio
Helen K. (Kelly) DeFigio, 88, of Penncraft, Pa., passed away Sunday, April 16, 2000, in Mount Macrina Manor, Uniontown, Pa. She was born June 1, 1911, in New Kensington, Pa., daughter of George Kelly and Pauline Okun Kelly. She was a member of St. Ellien's Orthodox Church in Brownsville, a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Education Degree, and a retired teacher from the former Redstone School District with 37 years of service. Her husband, Alfred A. DeFigio, died in 1963. Also deceased are a son, Alfred DeFigio III, and her parents. Surviving are a son, Michael DeFigio of Penncraft; grandchildren: Michael DeFigio and Marcy DeFigio; sisters: Elizabeth Sahady of Republic, Pa., and Pearl Dennis of Culpepper, Virginia; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME INC., Legion St., Republic, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday, April 20, until 10 a.m. when a Trisagion Service will be held. Funeral Services will follow at 10:30 a.m. in St. Ellien's Orthodox Church, Brownsville, with Rev. Fr. George Alberts and Rev. Fr. Mark Sahady officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa. Trisagion Services will be held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and also at 8:30 p.m.

Raymond G. Hribal
Raymond G. Hribal, 72, of Mount Pleasant, died Saturday in Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant. He is survived by two brothers, Gilbert Hribal of Latrobe and Roland Hribal of Mount Pleasant and four sisters, Charlotte Hribal, Mrs. John (Nancy) Srogoncik, Bibiani Hribal and Mrs. Donald (Laverne) Kuhn, all of Mount Pleasant. Arrangements were under the direction of Luther J. Grimm Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant.

Wilbur G. Lowdermilk Sr.
Wilbur G. Lowdermilk Sr., 80, of 962 Frazee Ridge Road, Friendsville, Maryland, died Monday, April 17, 2000, at Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia. Born December 11, 1919, in Selbysport, Maryland, he was a son of Jefferson Lowdermilk and Hannah Meyers Lowdermilk. Mr. Lowdermilk was a member of Asher Glade Church of The Brethren. He was owner and operator of Lowdermilk Trucking Company. He was a past president of Farmers Wildlife Association of Asher Glade and was a past member of the Board of Directors of Liberty Trust Company (now Keystone Financial). He was a United States Army Veteran of World War II. His wife, Beulah Umbel Lowdermilk, died March 27, 1984. His parents are also deceased. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Survivors include one son, Wilbur G. Lowdermilk Jr., Friendsville, Maryland; two daughters: Shirley A. Rusnack, Connellsville, Pa., and Vonda J. Bryner, Friendsville, Maryland; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the NEWMAN FUNERAL HOMES, P.A., 943 Second Avenue, Friendsville, Maryland, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Thursday, April 20, at 11 a.m. in Asher Glade Church of The Brethren with the Rev. Samuel Moon officiating. Interment will be in Sand Spring Cemetery where Military Honors will be accorded by the area's veterans' service organizations. Friends may call at the Church one hour prior to the services. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the American Heart Association.

Ann Horchar Mains
Ann J. Horchar Mains, 76, of Uniontown, Pa., died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at her home. She was born February 27, 1924, in Lemont Furnace, Pa., daughter of John Horchar and Martha Fecek Horchar. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Steven Horchar and Joseph Horchar, two sisters, Mary Jean Cunningham and Helen Klink, and her parents. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Enoch W. Mains Jr.; three children: Lolita "Cookie" Braddee of Uniontown, Pa., Enoch W. Mains III and his wife, Linda, of Hopwood, Pa., and Richard L. Mains of Amend, Pa.; seven grandchildren: Susan, Mark, Eric, Traci, Enoch IV "Butchie", Brandon, Chad; nine great-grandchildren; and many special nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC. AT SYLVAN HEIGHTS Cemetery, 603 North Gallatin Avenue Extension, Uniontown, Pa., today and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, April 20, until 1 p.m., the hour of service with the Rev. Paul N. Frank officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.

Marianna W. McClelland
Marianna W. (Wright) McClelland, 83, a lifelong resident of Masontown, Fayette County, Pa., died Saturday, April 15, 2000, in Bouras Personal Care Home, Farmington, where she had been a resident since June 1999. She was born in Ronco, Pa., September 6, 1916, daughter of the now late Richard K. Wright and Deborah Lloyd Wright. She was a retired Postmaster of Masontown, Pa., a member of First Presbyterian Church in Masontown, a Charter Member of the Masontown B.P.W., a graduate of the former Masontown High School, and a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Army Lt. Ewing R. McClelland in 1945, an infant granddaughter, and four brothers, Richard K. Wright, Lloyd A. Wright, Thomas R. Wright, and Attorney Ben F. Wright. She is survived by three children: Ewing R. McClelland and his wife, Virginia, of Waynesburg, Pa., Dr. Ben W. McClelland and his wife, Susan, of Oxford, Mississippi, and Mary Jane Dooley and her husband, Edwin L., of Farmington, Pa.; and grandchildren: Ben L. McClelland, Amy L. McClelland, Ewing R. McClelland, Marianne Dooley, Edwin L. Dooley III and his wife, Tracy, Ryan McClelland, Brooke McClelland, Kellie McClelland, and Kevin Cooper. Friends will be received in the J. HARRY JOHNSTON FUNERAL HOME, 65 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., on Wednesday, April 19, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., the hour of service with the Rev. Paul N. Frank officiating. Interment will follow in Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown, Pa.

Elsie Wilson Price
Elsie Wilson Price, 100, of Uniontown, Pa., died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare Center. She was born November 23, 1899, in Henry Clay Township, Fayette County, Pa., daughter of William McClelland Wilson and Lillie Kennison Wilson. Mrs. Price was a lifelong member if Asbury United Methodist Church, member of the Uniontown Travel Club, and a graduate of Uniontown High School. Her husband, William Wilgus Price, died in 1970. Also deceased are two sisters, Nellie Molton and Katie Umbel, a brother, Earl Wilson, and her parents. She is survived by a niece whom she raised, Maralou W. Campbell of Uniontown; three nephews: William Molton of Upper St. Clair, Dr. Eugene Umbel and Clayton Wilson both of Uniontown. Private services will be held in the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Pa., today, Tuesday, April 18, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. James P. Fogg Jr. officiating. Private interment will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.

Anna Louise Sumey
Anna Louise Holland Sumey, 88, a resident of Uniontown, Pa., died Monday, April 17, 2000, in Uniontown Hospital. She was born in Uniontown, Pa., September 7, 1911, a daughter of William A. Holland and Ida Mae Wismer Holland. She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the former Baker Bible Class, and a member of the WELCA. She taught in the Primary Sunday School Department for 55 years, served in the Church Choir for 60 years, and served as Church Organist for 20 years. She was also a member of the Letter Carriers Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her husband, L. Burdette Sumey, in 1995, two brothers, Wismer and Keil, a sister, Emily Katherine Oldland, and her parents. Surviving are two children: Eloise Jackson and her husband, Robert, of Farmington, Pa., and James William Sumey and his wife, Ruth Ann, of York, Pa.; a brother, Paul Edward Holland of York, Pa.; two granddaughters: Sharon and Carol; and two great-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the J. HARRY JOHNSTON FUNERAL HOME, 65 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, April 19, from 12 Noon until 1:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 71 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, with the Rev. Paul N. Frank Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Christ Lutheran Cemetery, Chalk Hill, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church Pipe Organ Fund.

Timothy Allen Tracy Jr.
Timothy Allen Tracy Jr., 18, of Morgantown Road, Smithfield, Pa., died Saturday, April 15, 2000. He was born March 9, 1982, in Uniontown, Pa., son of Timothy A. Tracy Sr. and Antoinette Paul Tracy of Smithfield, Pa. Timmy was an active member of Beulah Baptist Church, Smithfield, Pa., an eleventh grade student at Albert Gallatin Senior High School, and a member of the school's Colonial Football Team. He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Dewvaul Tracy Sr., paternal uncle, Raymond Tracy, and maternal aunt, Christy Paul. Surviving are his father, Timothy A. Tracy Sr., and his mother, Antoinette Paul Tracy; two sisters: Telsha Tracy and Teanna Tracy both at home; his paternal grandmother, Corinne Hart Tracy of Smithfield; maternal grandparents, James and Margaret Paul of Littlestown, Pa.; his Godparents, Robert and Delores Washington of Lake Lynn, Pa., and Margaret Paul of Baltimore, Maryland; and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Friends will be received in the MURIEL E. LANTZ FUNERAL HOME, 297 East Main St., Uniontown, Pa., on Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m. where Services will be held Thursday, April 20, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dewvaul Tracy Jr. officiating assisted by the Rev. Howard E. Dantzler. The Eulogy will be by the Rev. Mary Morgan. Interment in Mount Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes contributions made to Beulah Baptist Church, 29 High House St., Smithfield, PA 15478.

Helen Bilpush Worrell
Helen Bilpush Worrell, 83, of Denbo, Pa., died Monday, April 17, 2000, in Canonsburg Hospital, Canonsburg, Pa. She was born March 20, 1917, daughter of Stephen Bilpush and Anna Vrable Bilpush. Her husband, Thomas E. Worrell, sons, Robert "Red" Worrell, sisters, Anna Dellarosa and Julia Ewing, brothers, Steve and Andy Bilpush, and her parents are deceased. She is survived by three children: Thomas Worrell, Industry, Pa., Raymond Worrell, Daisytown, Pa., and Nancy Clipper, Low Hill, Pa.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park St., Brownsville, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. where Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, April 19, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Norman Hunt officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.

August M. Bittner Jr.
August "Augie" M. Bittner Jr., 81 of Dunbar Township, Pa., died Tuesday, May 2, 
2000, at his residence.
He was a graduate of Connellsville High School, Class of 1936. Prior to his 
retirement in 1982, he was employed by Steel Scaffolding Company.
Surviving are his wife of over 50 years, Mary A. (Masterbray) Bittner; his 
children, Mrs. Christine Satovich and husband, George of New Salem, Mr. Joseph 
Bittner of Dunbar Township, Mrs. Celeste Bittner-Habib and husband, Jeffrey of 
Camp Hill, Pa., and Augustine Bittner and wife, Penny of Louisville, Ky.; four 
grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the Paul G. Fink Funeral Home Inc., 418 North 
Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, today from 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday from noon to 
9 p.m., where a Blessing Service will be held on Friday at 10 a.m.

James H. Dray
James H. Dray, 67, of Richeyville, Pa., died Tuesday, May 2, 2000.
He was born July 25, 1932, in Beallsville, Pa., the son of the late Edwin E. and 
Dorothy Baker Dray.
James was formerly employed by Bethlehem Mine Corporation, Mine 51, as a 
foreman, and he retired from PennDOT.
He was in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
James was a member of Centerville American Legion, where he was Past Commander, 
and he was also a member of the Centerville Sportsman Club. He was a 1950 
graduate of Centerville High School.
Surviving are his wife, Hilda (Arias) Dray, whom he married on Nov. 11, 1955; 
two sons, James E. Dray of Uniontown, Pa., and  Lawrence C. Dray of Stow, Ohio; 
two granddaughters, Sarah Dray and Katie Dray; one grandson, Jared A. Dray; and 
two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Frances) Cicero of Washington, Pa., and Mrs. H. Newton 
(Kathryn) Williams of Falls Church, Va.
Friends will be received in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, Route 40, Beallsville, on 
Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Friday, May 5, 2000, at 10 a.m., 
the hour of service. Interment will follow in Taylor Cemetery, West Pike Run 
Township. Full military rites will be accorded at the graveside by the 
Centerville American Legion. 

Ruth M. Fike
Ruth Marie Fike, 82, of 600 Bruceton Rd., Markleysburg, Pa., died Monday, May 1, 
2000, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 19, 1918, in Fearer, Md., the daughter of the late William 
Reese and Emma (Frazee) Reese Frantz.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Claude C. Fike.
Mrs. Fike was a member of the Asher Glade Church of the Brethren and was a 
homemaker.
Surviving are three sons, Vernon P. Teets of Barberton, Ohio, W., Wayne Teets of 
Akron, Ohio, and Melvin E. Fike of Markleysburg, Pa.; one daughter, Linda E. 
Tressler of Confluence, Pa.; two stepdaughters, Shirley Potter of Middletown, 
Va., and Lila Griffith of Pittsburgh, Pa.; two brothers, Darwin Reese of 
Bruceton Mills, W.Va., and Paul Reese of Friendsville Md.; one half-brother, Lee 
Frantz of Friendsville; one sister, Verna Sisler of Friendsville; eight 
grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received in the NEWMAN FUNERAL HOME, P.A., Friendsville, Md., 
today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday 
at 1 p.m., in the Asher Glade Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Samuel Moon 
officiating. Interment will be in Asher Glade Cemetery.

Sol B. Litman Jr.
Sol B. Litman Jr., 79, of Uniontown, Pa., died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at his 
home.
He was born March 18, 1921, in Uniontown, Pa., the son of the late Sol B. Litman 
Sr., and Gladys Browning Litman.
Sol was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church and Pipe Fitters Local 354.
He served with the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Jeanne A. Grimm Litman; two sons, Dan and his wife, 
Janine of Pittsburgh, and Barry and his wife, Mary Carol of Uniontown; a 
daughter, Pamela Ferguson and her husband, Roger of Virginia Beach, Va.; five 
grandchildren; and three sisters, Jeanne L. Dick of Uniontown, Mary Ann Thomas 
of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Ella K. Miller of Bonita Springs, Fla.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2000, at 11 a.m., in 
LaFayette Memorial Park, with the Rev. Thomas R. Finnie officiating. The family 
requests, in lieu of flowers, that contributions be given to the Albert Gallatin 
Hospice, 20 Highland Park Dr., Uniontown, PA 15401. Arrangements are under the 
direction of the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 80 Morgantown St., 
Uniontown, Pa.

Bernard S. Prah Sr.
Bernard S. Prah Sr., 64, beloved husband of the late Norma; dearest son of 
Martin J. Prah and Anna J. (Unetich) Prah; loving father of Bernard S. Prah Jr., 
Robert J. Prah and Catherine Pavosevic; dear brother of Joseph, Edward, Mary 
Jane Lucia, Teresa Perrotta, Cecelia Cain, Martin Prah (deceased) and Anna Prah 
(deceased); and dearest grandfather of eight; and great-grandfather of one.
The family will receive friends today from 3 to 5 and 6 to 9 p.m., in the ZAK 
FUNERAL HOME, 6016 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. Funeral Services will be 
held on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Chapel service will be followed by a 10 a.m., Mass 
at St. Francis Church (East 71st and Superior). Interment will be in All Souls 
Cemetery. 

Ernest Ropele
Ernest Ropele, 75, of Chicago, Ill., and formerly of Clarksville, Pa., died 
Saturday, April 29, 2000, in Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago.
He is survived by one daughte,r Sandra L. Ropele of Fredericktown, Pa.; three 
sisters, Rominia Evans of Fort Pierce, Fla., Margaret Denny of Sharon, Pa., and 
Elizabeth Belschner of Penn Hills, Pa.; two brothers, Henry Ropele of Sharon, 
Pa., and Aldo Ropele of Clarksville, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the Greenlee Funeral Home, Route 40, Beallsville, on 
Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the 
hour of service.

Crystal L. Shaffer
Crystal L. Shaffer, 67, of Uniontown, Pa., died Monday, May 1, 2000, in 
Uniontown Hospital.
She was born April 4, 1933, in Uniontown, Pa., a daughter of the late Jesse and 
Margaret (Pierce) Franklin.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph X. 
Shaffer, in 1994; and several brothers and sisters.
Surviving are nine children: Ralph E. Shaffer, Harold E. Shaffer, Henry H. 
Shaffer, Richard L. Shaffer and Ruth Jordan, all of Uniontown, Pa., John P. 
Shaffer of Footedale, Pa., and Bobby E. Shaffer of Hopwood, Pa., Sandra Verbus 
of Cardale, Pa., and Evelyn Frazier of Masontown, Pa.; numerous grandchildren 
and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ella Mae Fabian and Agnes Casteel, both of 
Uniontown, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOMES INC., 139 West Fayette St., 
Uniontown, Pa., today from 9 to 11 a.m., the hour of service. In lieu of 
flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be addressed to Ruth 
Jordan, P.O. Box 2254, Uniontown, PA 15401.

Albert Smalley
Albert Smalley, 67, of Uniontown, Pa. died suddenly May 1, 2000 in the Uniontown 
Hospital.
He was born in Edenborn, Pa., the son of Anna Smalley Shultz.
He was preceded in death by his wife Peral Metts Smalley; stepfather, Joseph 
Shultz; and a brother, Franklin Smalley.
He was a Methodist by faith; a member of the AMVETS Post 103 of Hopwood, North 
Union VFW Post 8543, and American Legion Post 4 of Carmichaels.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sons, Albert F. Smalley of 
Uniontown, and John M. Smalley of Grays Landing; two stepchildren, Linda Simmons 
and Arthur E. Metts of Uniontown; eight grandchildren; and two great-
grandchildren.
Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC at SYLVAN 
HEIGHTS Cemetery, 603 N. Gallatin Ave. Ext., Uniontown, Pa. today until 1 p.m., 
the hour of service, with the Rev. Timothy McConville officiating. Entombment 
will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.

Viola M. Springer
Viola M. (Fabrycki) Springer, 57, of Uniontown, Pa., died Sunday, April 30, 
2000, at Beverly Health Care, in Uniontown, Pa., after a brief, courageous 
battle with Cancer.
She was born May 6, 1942, in Martin, Pa., the daughter of the late Frank Sr., 
and Sophie L. (Dudkiewicz) Fabrycki.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Frank 
Fabrycki Jr.; and a sister, Antoinette M. Plourde on March 25, 2000.
She was manager of One Hour Martinizing, in Uniontown, until her illness. 
She truly loved her work, and she was also a loving and dedicated wife, mother 
and grandmother.
She is survived by her loving husband and childhood sweetheart, Holbert J. 
Springer Sr.; her children, Holbert J. Springer Jr., and wife, Rena of 
Uniontown, Pa., Holly D'Amico and husband, Matthew of Greensburg, Pa., and her 
baby, Jamie Kuritz and husband, Daniel of Uniontown, Pa.; four grandchildren, 
Jason, Justin, Alyssa and Matthew; and the following brothers and sisters, 
Loretta McManmon of Boise, Idaho, Theodore Fabrycki of Amston, Conn., John 
Fabrycki of Uniontown, Pa., Richard Fabrycki of Allison No. 2, Pa., Sylvia 
Burnsworth of Allison No. 2, Pa., Stanley Fabrycki of Hartford, Conn., and 
Walter Fabrycki of Hartford, Conn.
Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOMES INC., AT SYLVAN 
HEIGHTS Cemetery, 603 North Gallatin Ave. Ext., Uniontown, Pa., today until 
10:30 a.m., when a Blessing Service will be held, with the Rev. Fr. William J. 
Kiel officiating.
Interment will be private in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.

Leona M. Swift
Leona M. Swift, 70, of Republic, Pa., passed away Monday, May 1, 2000, in 
Uniontown Hospital.
She was born March 14, 1930, in Rowes Run, Pa., a daughter of the late James and 
Margaret Lowther Broadwater.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl S. 
Swift Sr., in 1994; sisters, Geraldine Yothers and Nellie Jeffries; and 
brothers, James, Harry and Bill Broadwater.
Surviving are a daughter, Mildred Lippincott of Mount Holly, Pa.; sons, Earl 
Swift Jr., of Republic, Kenneth Swift of Quakertown, Pa., and George Swift of 
Los Angeles, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three step-
grandchildren; two step great-grandsons; sisters, Betty Christner of Grindstone 
R.D., Ethel Cayton of Connellsville, and Mildred Grahek of New Salem.
Friends will be received in the ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME INC., Legion Street, 
Republic, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday until 1 p.m., the hour 
of service, with the Rev. Roland O'Brien officiating. 
Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park. 

Mary M. Vargo
Mary M. Vargo, 91, of Fayette City, Pa., died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, in Mon 
Valley Hospital.
She is survived by brothers, Samuel Vargo and John Vargo, both of Fayette City; 
and a sister, Ann Cupps of Oakmont, Pa.
Friends will be received in the Eley/McCrory Funeral Home Inc., 334 Main St., 
Fayette City, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday until 11 
a.m., the hour of services.

Alice E. Weeder
Alice E. Weeder, 85, of Holbrook, Pa. (Greene County) passed away on Monday, May 
1, 2000 at the Rolling Meadows Nursing Home in Waynesburg, Pa.
She was born at Prinnytown, W.Va. on August 17, 1914, a daughter of the now late 
Edward and Bertha Maude Smith Sapp.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Louis 
"Pappy" Weeder; and a daughter, Bertha Marie Corey.
She was a Protestant by faith and attended several local churches through the 
years.
Many years ago, she was employed by the Houze Glass Factory in Point Marion, Pa.
She is survived by a special companion and dear friend, William "Bill" Thomas; 
one sister, Genievie O'Brien of Fairchance; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the JOHN F. BROWNFIELD FUNERAL HOME in Smithfield, 
Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday until 11 a.m., when 
services will be conducted, with the Rev. Richard Ruble officiating.
Interment will be in Church of Christ Cemetery, Lake Lynn, Pa.

Catherine Balsley
Catherine "Tat" Balsley, 84, of Dawson, Pa., died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, in the Harmon House Convalescent Center, Mount Pleasant, Pa.
She is survived by one brother, G.F. Ansell of Dawson, Pa.; and one sister, Ruth Stakelbeck of Scottdale; and nieces and nephews.
Private visitation and services will be held in the Ralph E. Galley Funeral Home, Dawson, Pa.

Charles Bello
Charles "Snooks" Bello, 77, of Phoenix, Ariz., died April 22, 2000, in Phoenix, Ariz.
He was the son of the late John and Elizabeth Bello.
Charles grew up in Amend, Pa., and then moved to Phoenix, where he lived and worked for 30 years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Joseph, Alex and Steve Bello.
Surviving are his wife, Janet Pompura Bello; three daughters, Patty, Tracy and Michelle Bello; two brothers, John Bello of Lehigh Acres, Fla., and Andrew Bello of Uniontown, Pa.; and nieces and nephews.
Private Funeral Services were held for the family in Phoenix, Ariz., on April 24, 2000.

Evelyn J. Karoffa
Evelyn J. (Meosky) Karoffa, 71, of Uniontown, Pa., died on Tuesday, May 2, 2000, in Uniontown Hospital.
She was born Jan. 18, 1929, in Ralph, Pa., a daughter of the late Paul and Catherine (Magda) Meosky.
Mrs. Karoffa was a member of Saint Mary's (Nativity) Roman Catholic Church, was a graduate of German Township High School, Class of 1946, and was a member of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Union.
Surviving are her loving husband, Steve Karoffa, with whom she celebrated 52 years of marriage on April 24; her brother, Paul R. Meosky of Grand Island, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC., AT SYLVAN HEIGHTS Cemetery, 603 North Gallatin Ave., Ext., Uniontown, Pa., this evening from 7 to 9 p.m., on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday, May 6, 2000, when a Mass of Christian burial will be held at a time and place to be announced. Entombment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. 

Julia J. Lisac
Julia J. (Constantine) Lisac, 80, of Uniontown, Pa., died Wednesday, May 3, 2000, in Uniontown Hospital.
She was born July 21, 1919, in Dearth, daughter of the late Nick and Nellie Barretta Constantine.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Lisac Sr., in 1968; a brother, Anthony Constantine; and two sisters, Rose Ford and Jennie Cook.
Surviving are a son, George Lisac and his wife, Michele and a grandson, Ryan, all of Uniontown; three sisters, Mary Mehallic of Lorain, Ohio, Elizabeth Cicconi of Uniontown, and Catherine Tuckish and her husband, Steve of Smock; three brothers, Robert Constantine and his wife, Evelyn and William Constantine and his wife, Theresa, all of Smock, and Eugene Constantine and his wife, Marie of Uniontown; and many nieces and nephews.
She was a member of St. Therese Roman Catholic Church and the churches Women Scripture Study group.
Friends will be received in the DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, Uniontown, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday, May 5, 2000, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at which time a Blessing Service will be held, followed by a Mass of Christian burial in St. Therese R.C. Church, with the Rev. Fr. Kenneth Zaccagnini V.F., as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mt. Macrina Cemetery.

Kathalea Orlosky
Kathalea Orlosky, 80, of Carmichaels, Pa., died Wednesday, May 3, 2000, at 3:50 p.m., in Fairfax Nursing Center, Fairfax, Va.
She is survived by her second husband, Andrew R. Orlosky; the following children: Mrs. Roger (Perry) Dick of Letitz, Pa., Mrs. Leonard (Jackie) Shoemaker of Trenton, Mich., John Helmick and wife, Pat of Payson, Ariz., Robert Orlosky and wife, Betty of Fairfax Station, Va., and William Orlosky of Aberdeen, Md.; 12 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and a brother, Larry Rembold of Lake Worth, Fla.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Paul M. Lesako Funeral Home Inc., Carmichaels, Pa.

Bernard S. Prah Sr.
Bernard S. Prah Sr., 64, beloved husband of the late Norma; dearest son of Martin J. Prah and Anna J. (Unetich) Prah; loving father of Bernard S. Prah Jr., Robert J. Prah and Catherine Pavosevic; dear brother of Joseph, Edward, Mary Jane Lucia, Teresa Perrotta, Cecelia Cain, Martin Prah (deceased) and Anna Prah (deceased); and dearest grandfather of eight; and great-grandfather of one.
The family received friends in the ZAK FUNERAL HOME, 6016 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, Ohio, on Wednesday. Funeral Services will be held today at 9:30 a.m. Chapel service will be followed by a 10 a.m., Mass at St. Francis Church (East 71st and Superior). Interment will be in All Souls Cemetery. 

Michael Rusnak
Michael "Pappy" Rusnak, 86, of Brownsville, Pa., died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, in Beverly Health Care, Uniontown.
He was born Jan. 26, 1914, in Wendel, W.Va., a son of the late Michael Rusnak Sr., and Veronica Mayernick Rusnak.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, John and Andrew Rusnak; sisters, Mary Serbak and Elizabeth Woskobnik; stepdaughter, Kay Spencer; step-grandson, Robert Shaw; and his wife, Helen Vitale Rusnak, with whom he celebrated 25 years of marriage prior to her death in 1978.
Michael attended weekly services at Beverly Health Care conducted by the Rev. Gary R. McFadden of the House of Prayer of Smock. He formerly attended Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, McKeesport. Before retiring, he was a garbage man for the former Jonas Trucking, Monongahela.
Surviving are children: John Michael Rusnak of Amherst, Ohio, Mary Lucille Shaw and her husband, Clifford of Brownsville, and Paul Rusnak and his wife, Donna of Charleroi; sisters, Annie Charleton of Elyria, Ohio, Veronica Kobac of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Pauline Hartos of Port Vue, Pa.; a brother, Paul Rusnak and his wife, "Mim" of Cranston R.I.; nine grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and eight step great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends in the CONFER FUNERAL HOME, 515 Front St., Browns-ville, today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside services will be conducted by the Rev. Gary R. McFadden at 10 a.m., on Friday, May 5, 2000, in Taylor Cemetery, Brownsville. 

Katherine Santucci
Katherine "Katie" Santucci, 81, of Clarksville, Pa., died Wednesday, May 3, 2000, in her home.
Mrs. Santucci was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Frank Santucci, whom she married on Nov. 13, 1948; one daughter, Patricia Radjenovic of Clarksville; two sons, Frank M. Santucci of Clarksville, and John R. Santucci of Jefferson; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Nick Andrusky of Clarksville; and one sister, Eva Kolat of Clarksville.
Friends will be received in the Behm Funeral Home, Greene Street, Jefferson, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where a Blessing Service will be held at 9:30 a.m., on Saturday, May 6.

Sophia Sepic
Sophia (Rogish) Sepic, 85, of North Oaks, Minn., formerly of Uniontown, Pa., died Wednesday, May 3, 2000, in the White Bear Lake Nursing Facility, White Bear Lake, Minn.
Friends will be received in the Haky Funeral Homes Inc., 139 West Fayette St., Uniontown, Pa., on Friday, May 5, 2000, from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time.

John N. Syrek Jr.
John N. Syrek Jr., 79, of Adah, Pa., died Wednesday, May 3, 2000, in Arlington Hospital, Arlington, Va.
He was born Oct. 20, 1920, in Edenborn, Pa., a son of the late John N. and Rozalie Syrek.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Lloyd, Vince, Edward and Joseph Syrek; and two sisters, Mary Chaney and Helen Novotny.
Mr. Syrek was the former owner and operator of Masontown Sports Center. He served his country during World War II, in the U.S. Marine Corp, was a retired machine shop instructor for the Fayette Area Vocational Technical School, and was formerly employed with U.S. Steel Robena Works and Pittsburgh Coal Company.
He was a member of St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church of Footedale, Pa., the Fort Mason American Legion Post 423, and Faith-Gray-McArdle V.F.W. Post 4584.
Surviving are his loving wife, Ann "Anka" (Matalik) Syrek, with whom he would have celebrated 54 years of marriage today, May 4; three children, Eileen M. Syrek of DeBary, Fla., John E. Syrek and his wife, JoAnn (Demniak) of Jefferson, Pa., and Gary J. Syrek and his wife, Patricia (Gearing) of McClellandtown; four grandchildren, Kristy Syrek, Lisa Syrek, Gary Syrek and Cortney Syrek; a sister, Estelle McKean of New York; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOMES INC., 515 North Main St., Masontown, Pa., on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m., on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Monday, May 8, 2000, until 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m., in St. Thomas R.C. Church, Footedale, Pa., with the Rev. Fr. James Popochock as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery, Footedale, where military services will be accorded by V.F.W. Post 4584, and American Legion Post 423.  A Parish Wake Service will be held on Sunday at 7:30 p.m.


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