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Joseph J. Bodosky
Joseph J. Bodosky, 86, of Jefferson, Pa., died Thursday, May 4, 2000, in Washington Hospital.
Mr. Bodosky was a retired coal miner from Gateway Coal Company.
Surviving are his wife, Ann Christina Bodosky; five children, Joseph Bedosky of Henderson, Nev., Charles Bedosky of Belton, Mo., Matthew Bedosky of Asheville, N.C., Mary Ann Krisko of Portage, and Michael Bedosky of Portage; and two sisters, Victoria Kolat of Waynesburg, and Mary Krisko of Portage.
Friends will be received in the Behm Funeral Home Inc., Greene Street, Jefferson, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday, May 6, at 1:30 p.m., the hour of service.

William J. Bradmon
William Joseph "Bill" Bradmon, 78, died Wednesday evening, May 3, 2000, at his residence.
Mr. Bradmon was born in Fayette County, Pa., a son of the late Robert R. Bradmon and Lula V. Bradmon.
He was retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Lt. Colonel, and was a veteran of World War II. He was the owner and operator of Bradmon's Woodworking Shop, a member of Baptist Temple Church, where he served as a former Deacon, and was a member of the Reidsville Elks Lodge 1723.
Surviving are his wife, Kitty King Bradmon of the Home; the following children, Marilyn Bradmon Howerton and husband, Mike of Reidsville, Jerry Bradmon and wife, Jan Tindal of Reidsville, Larry Bradmon and wife, Angela of Lincolnton, N.C., and Beth Bradmon Monday and husband, Terry of Greenville, N.C.; and grandchildren, Brian Howerton, Erin Dail and husband, Rick, Jenny Bradmon, Bonnie Bradmon, Carla Bradmon, Caroline Monday, Morgan Monday, Briana Barrier and husband, Walt and Austin Tindal; a great-grandson, Alex Barrier; and a brother, Robert Bradmon of Brownsville, Pa.
The family will receive friends in the WILKERSON FUNERAL HOME, Reidsville, N.C., today from 7 to 9 p.m. At other times, the family will be at the residence. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, May 6, at 11 a.m., in Baptist Temple Church. Interment will be in Greenview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Rockingham County, P.O. Box 281, Reidsville, NC 27320.

Mellon Dragich
Mellon "Buzz" Dragich, 77, of Maple Valley, Wash., formerly of Merritt Island, Fla., died Friday, April 14, 2000, in Valley Medical Center, Renton, Wash.
He was born Sept. 29, 1922, in Canonsburg, Pa., son of the late Mr. Nick Dragich and Sophia Journal Dragich.
He was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 24 years, retiring in 1988, and he served in the U.S. Navy, during World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Betty E. Kulen, whom he married on May 6, 1946; a son, Darryl Dragich of Maple Valley; a daughter, Judy Bandlow of Kent, Wash.; a brother, Nick Dragich Jr., of Washington, Pa.; and a granddaughter, Jessica Bandlow.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Adele. 
Arrangements were handled by the YAHN & SON FUNERAL HOME, Auburn, Wash. Interment in Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, Wash. 

Helen E. Dulla
Helen E. (Repa) Dulla, 87, of Republic, Pa., passed away Thursday, May 4, 2000, at her residence.
She was born May 19, 1912, the daughter of the late Steve and Bertha Repa.
She was a member of the Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church in Republic, and a former member of the church choir. Helen and her husband were former owners of the Graystone Hotel, Republic.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Moxi Dulla, in 1955; sisters, Anna Stotka, Nellie Comparda, Josephine Dailey, Irene Tehi and Lottie Repa, in infancy; and brothers, Stanley, John and Joseph Repa.
Surviving are sisters, Bertha Nitch of Republic, and Louise McKenzie of Cumberland, Md.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME INC., Legion Street, Republic, on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Monday, May 8, 2000, until 9:30 a.m., when a prayer service will be held. A Funeral Mass follows at 10 a.m., in Holy Rosary R.C. Church, with the Rev. Fr. Mark Purnell as celebrant. Interment will be Holy Rosary Cemetery. A Parish Wake Service will be held on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Eva L. Jaynes
Eva Lou (Ferguson) Jaynes, 92, of Connellsville, Pa., died Thursday, May 4, 2000, in Lint's Personal Care Home.
She was born March 16, 1908, in South Connellsville, a daughter of the late David Lloyd and Anna Hoffmeister Ferguson. Eva was a former resident of South 8th St., in Connellsville.
She was a graduate of Connellsville High School, and during her life worked for the Silk Mill in Connellsville, Levin's Furniture Store, and for the Connellsville Housing Authority. She was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Connellsville, and was also a member of the Community Choral Group.
Surviving are a brother, Charles Ferguson of Kenner, La.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard M. Bill "Whitey" Jaynes on Nov. 9, 1994; a sister, Dorothy Elizabeth McManis; and three brothers, Edward, John and David Ferguson.
Friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 East Green St., Connellsville, today from 2 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m., in the funeral home, with the Rev. Robert Moscowitz officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Pennsville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Restoration Fund 2000, 126 Fairview Ave., Connellsville, PA 15425, in her memory. 

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., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday, May 6, 2000, until 8:30 a.m., when a prayer service will be held, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 9 a.m., in St. Joseph R.C. Church. Entombment will follow in Mount Macrina Cemetery. A Parish Wake Service will be held this evening at 8 p.m.

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 today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday 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 was born Sept. 29, 1919, the daughter of the late John Joseph and Missouri Martin Rembold.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Elwood Helmick; and a brother, Robert.
Kathalea was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Carmichaels.
She is survived by her second husband, Andrew R. Orlosky; the following children: Mrs. Roger (Peggy) Dick of Lititz, 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.
Friends will be received in the PAUL M. LESAKO FUNERAL HOME INC., Carmichaels, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held in St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Saturday at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Carol Sipes officiating. Interment will be in Eglon Cemetery, Kingwood, W.VA.

Elaine R. Yauger
Elaine Rita (Svec) Yauger, 77, of Uniontown, Pa., died Thursday, May 4, 2000, in St. Francis Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa.
She was born Oct. 17, 1922, in Oliver 1, Pa., daughter of the late John and Mary (Strauch) Svec.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, John and Andrew Svec.
Elaine was a member of Saint Mary (Nativity) Roman Catholic Church, and a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Harry B. Yauger Sr.; ten children, Richard Yauger and wife, Nancy of Greenville, Pa., Harry Yauger Jr., and wife, Vicki of Saratoga, Calif., Don Yauger and wife, Cindy of Marietta, Ga., Patti Volner and husband, Bill of Titusville, Fla., Ray Yauger and wife, Regina of Roswell, Ga., Joanne Amin and husband, Ahmed of North Attleboro, Mass., Dolores Hutnick and husband, Nick of Uniontown, Pa., Karen Wymard and husband, Jeff of Radnor, Pa., Kevin Yauger and wife, Janice of Los Gatos, Calif., and Tom Yauger of Marin, Calif.; 20 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; her sister, Dorothy Pillar of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
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, May 6, 2000, until 8:30 a.m., when a Blessing Service will be held, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 9 a.m., in Saint Mary (Nativity) R.C. Church. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. A Parish Wake Service will be held today at 8:30 p.m.

Elizabeth Malago Baca
Elizabeth Louise "Dolly" Malago Baca, 56, of Crabtree, who was born in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., died Thursday, October 5, 2000, as a result of complications of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
She is survived by her husband, Santo Baca; daughters: Sandra and husband Harry Murtha of Greensburg, Pa., and Michelle Baca of Orlando, Fla.; granddaughters who were named after her: Kristen Elizabeth Murtha and Rachel Louise Murtha; brothers: Albert Malago Jr. and wife, Janet, of Manor, Pa., Ron Malago of Greensburg, Pa., and Richard Malago of Canfield, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received at the Clement L. Pantalone Funeral Home Inc., 409 West Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, Pa., today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 9:15 a.m.

Frances Wood Bierer
Frances S. Wood Bierer, 92, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Friday, October 6, 2000, in her residence.
She was born in Uniontown, Pa., on March 20, 1908, daughter of William S. Wood and Maude Andrews Wood.
She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Uniontown.
Her husband, Charles F. Bierer, died in 1964 and their son, Milton S. Bierer, died in 1973.
Also deceased are two brothers, Edgar and Kenneth, and her parents.
She is survived by three children: Mrs. David (Mary Frances) McGaughey of Farmington, Pa., Charles F. Bierer and his wife, Louise, of Euclid, Ohio, and Thomas E. Bierer of Uniontown, Pa.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Clyde H. Wood of Lakeside, California.
Friends will be received in the JAMES D. BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, 196 West Main Street, Uniontown, Pa., on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, October 10, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Services will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Thomas Whitehead officiating.
Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.

Charles E. Christner
Charles E. "Chuck" Christner, 56, of Fitzhenry, Smithton R.D., Pa., a custodian at the Smithton Truck stops, died Thursday, October 5, 2000, in Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Bryan Christner, children: Charles Christner Jr. of Fitzhenry, Tina Christner and her fiancé, Tawaan Baker, of Rostraver, and Tammy Christner Reys and her husband, Scott Reys, of New Stanton, Pa.; grandchildren: Heaven, Summer, and Tawaan Baker Jr.; and a sister, Betty Christner Lemley of McClellandtown, Pa.
Friends will be received at the L. L. Barthels Funeral Home Inc., Second St., Smithton, Pa., today until 1 p.m.

Marianne R. Elton Crossley
Marianne R. Elton Crossley, 77, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Friday morning, October 6, 2000, in her home.
She was born December 6, 1922, in Youngstown, Ohio, to Edward Elton and Marian Stephenson Elton.
Marianne was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, St. Peter’s Women’s Group, the Altar Guild, and the Choir, and was a Sunday School Teacher.
Her husband, Charles V. Crossley, a brother, David Elton, and her parents preceded her in death.
Marianne is survived by three sons: Carl R. Crossley and his wife, Sandra L., of Woodbridge, Virginia, Michael E. Crossley and his wife, Beverly A., of Vienna, West Virginia, and Gregory C. "Hoss" Crossley of Uniontown, Pa.; six grandchildren: Carla R. Carey, Christina R. Kreutter, Marianne R. Crossley, Jennifer H. Crossley, Nancy L. Crossley, and David M. Crossley; a brother, John Elton of Baltimore, Maryland; a sister, Betsy McCoy of Pensacola, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 21, at 1 p.m. in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 60 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, with Fr. Thomas R. Finnie officiating.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Uniontown Public Library, 24 Jefferson Street, Uniontown, PA 15041 or the charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Pa.

Josephine D. Maruca DeCarlucci
Josephine D. Maruca DeCarlucci, 84, of Mount Lebanon Township, Pittsburgh, and formerly of Uniontown, Pa., died Friday, October 6, 2000, in her home.
She was born January 24, 1916, in Orient, Fayette County, Pa., daughter of Joseph and Rosa Maruca.
She was a 1933 graduate of Uniontown High School, Uniontown Beauty Academy in 1934, and 1940 graduate of M. Louis Hair Design Institute of New York City.
She was a business owner since 1933, the proprietor of Josephine Hair Stylist, DeMar Beauty Salons in Fayette, Washington and Allegheny Counties.
She was co-founder of TWC—the Wig Company—and its predecessor, the Eva Gabor Wig Boutique group of stores. At age 84 she remained involved in the businesses. TWC is the second largest catalog and internet retailer of ladies wigs and hair add-ons in the United States and Canada.
She was a member of the Choir at Our Lady of Grace Church in Mount Lebanon and a member of the American Natural Hygiene Society.
She was the beloved wife of the late James V. DeCarlucci.
Two sisters, Mary Farina and Sally (Mrs. Guyton) Sallie, a brother, Frank Maruca, and her parents also preceded her in death.
She was the loving mother of Vincent J. DeCarlucci of Bethel Park, Pa., Carol Romine of Miami, Florida, Valentia McAleer of Bethel Park, Pa., Roseta Rosenstern of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Jovita Stevenson of Charlotte, North Carolina.
She is also survived by her brothers: Samuel Maruca of Arlington, Virginia, and Leonard Maruca of Newark, Delaware; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at BEINHAUERS, 2828 Washington Road, Peters Township, McMurray, Pa., today and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, October 10, at 9 a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Church, 310 Kane Boulevard, McMurray.
Interment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. 

Dortheia A. Gearhart
Dortheia A. Miller Gearhart, 71, of Acme R.D.3, Pa., one of the founding members of The Mountain Watershed Association, died Friday, October 6, 2000, in Hempfield Manor, Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, Pa.
She is survived by three children: Harold Gearhart and his wife, Janet, of Acme, Jerry Gearhart and his wife, Diane, of Acme, Shelva Gearhart Hauer and her husband, Charles Hauer, of Salisbury, Pa.; grandchildren: Troy Hauer and his wife Dorothy, John Hauer, Leona Hauer, Sarah and her husband, Jerimiah Kerns, Hannah Gearhart and Jerold Gearhart; step-grandsons: John Brant and Jason Brant and his wife, Jill; one great-granddaughter; two step-great-grandsons; one step-great-granddaughter; sisters: Myrtle Miller Keslar of Mount Pleasant, Pa., and Shirley Miller Fisher and her husband, Louis Fisher, of Rockwood, Pa.
Friends will be received in the Clyde Brooks Funeral Home Inc., Route 711, Melcroft, Pa., today from Noon to 9 p.m. and Monday until 12:30 p.m.

Mary Guseman Goff
Mary E. Guseman Goff, 82, of Blosser Hill, Point Marion, Pa., died Friday, October 6, 2000, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia.
Born November 14, 1917, in Morgantown, West Virginia, she was a daughter of Gale Guseman and Hattie E. Herring Guseman.
She was a former member of Oak Grove Church of Christ and also Trinity Methodist Church in Point Marion.
She was formerly employed as a Clerk for Sisler’s Market in the Point Marion area and later for Chico Dairy in Morgantown.
Her husband, Raymond H. Goff, died June 18, 1992. Also deceased are four brothers, James E., Robert L., Gale Jacob, and Fred T. Guseman, and her parents.
She is survived by a son and his wife, John and Janice Goff of Point Marion; two daughters: Carol Hargan of Royal Oak, Michigan, and Charlotte and her husband, Charles Hoard, of Morgantown, West Virginia; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and sisters: Dorothea Sisler of Morgantown, West Virginia, Marjorie Emory of Uniontown, Pa., and Eleanor Butts of Milford, Michigan.
Friends will be received in the RICHARD R. HEROD FUNERAL HOME, Point Marion, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday October 9, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with Cliff Rayburn, Minister, officiating.
Visitation was also held Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Dorothy Woods Golden
Dorothy Woods Golden, 87, of Uniontown, Pa., died Friday, October 6, 2000, in Uniontown Hospital.
She was born January 21, 1913, in Uniontown, Pa., daughter of Clark Woods and Nora Kremm Woods.
Her husband, Charles Golden, a daughter, June Casey, five brothers, Hagan Woods, William Woods, Robert Woods, Gilbert Woods and George Woods, and her parents preceded her in death.
Surviving are a son, Bruce Golden and his wife, Carol, of Uniontown, Pa.; one sister, Beatrice Myers of Aliquippa, Pa.; and two grandchildren.
There will be no public visitation. Interment will be private.
If desired, contributions can be made to the SPCA of Uniontown or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under direction of the GOLDSBORO-TOMI FUNERAL HOME, 21 East Church Street, Fairchance, Pa.

Bruna Nencini Halowich
Bruna Nencini Halowich, 80, of 103 South Redwood Street, Masontown Pa., died Wednesday, October 4, 2000, in UPMC, Pittsburgh, Pa.
She was born October 25, 1919, in Footedale, Pa., daughter of Armendo Nencini and Anna Pasquani Nencini.
She was a graduate of the former Fairchance-Georges High School and a member of All Saints Roman Catholic Church in Masontown.
Her husband, Alex Halowich, died in 1993. A sister, Nellie Hidock, and her parents are also deceased.
She is survived by her children: Mrs. Odina Yaczola and Mrs. Patty Krysak and her husband, Joe Krysak, all of Masontown; four grandchildren: Stephen Yaczola and his wife, Theresa, of Uniontown, Pa., Cassandra Krysak, Brandee Krysak and Joseph Krysak III all of Masontown; and sisters: Yolanda Drawser of Hyattsville, Maryland, and Maggie Aretta of Fairchance, Pa.
Friends will be received in the JOHN S. MAYKUTH JR. FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church and River avenues, Masontown, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, October 9, until 9:30 a.m. when a Prayer Service will be held.
A Mass of Christian Burial follows at 10 a.m. in All Saints Roman Catholic Church, Masontown, with Rev. Fr. James F. Bump as Celebrant.
Entombment follows in Chapel of Memories Mausoleum, Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown.
Parish Wake Service will be held today at 2 p.m.
Visitation was also held Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

James Albert Henry Jr.
James Albert Henry Jr., 77, of McAllen, Texas, and formerly of Brownsville, Pa., died Saturday, October 7, 2000.
He is survived by his former wife, Wanda Leeper Henry of Brownsville, Pa.; three children: Gary Henry and his wife, Denise, of Fredericktown, Pa., Sharon and her husband, Wayne Givens, and Cindy and her husband, Ronald Sabo, all of Brownsville, Pa.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held and will be announced.
Arrangements are under direction of the Skirpan Funeral Home, 135 Park Street, Brownsville, Pa.

Ann Oros Karwatske
Ann B. Oros Karwatske of Collier, Pa., died Thursday, October 5, 2000, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia.
She was born August 9, 1921, in Uniontown, Pa., daughter of George Oros and Amelia Gengel Oros.
Mrs. Karwatske was a member of Ss. Cyril & Methodius Roman Catholic Church in Fairchance, Pa.
Her husband, August A. Karwatske, died November 30, 1976. Also deceased are two sisters, Helen Hovanec and Mary Aleksy, two brothers, George Oros Jr. and Daniel Oros, and her parents.
Surviving are four daughters: Mrs. Sharon Glover of Abingdon, Maryland, Mrs. Joseph (Linda) Hensh of York Run, Pa., Mrs. Richard (Sheila) Budner of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Mrs. James (Kathy) Weglicki of Portland, Michigan; six grandchildren: Todd Hensh, Suzanne Hensh, Shannon Hensh, Brandi Hensh, Scott Glover and Michelle Glover; two great-grandchildren: Taylor Smoot and Skylar Smoot; two sisters: Isabel Balas and Velma Marcinko and her husband, Steven, all of Warren, Ohio; and one brother, Ronald Oros and his wife, Doris, of Twinsburg, Ohio.
The family will receive friends in the GODLSBORO-TOMI FUNERAL HOME, 21 East Church Street, Fairchance, Pa., today from 1 to 9 p.m. and Monday October 9, until 9 a.m. when a Prayer Service will be held.
A Mass of Christian Burial follows at 9:30 a.m. in Ss. Cyril & Methodius Roman Catholic Church, Fairchance, with Rev. Fr. Jude Mili as Celebrant.
Interment follows in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Fairchance.
Christian Mothers will recite the Rosary in the Funeral Home today at 4 p.m.

Sara Grimes King
Sara J. Grimes King slipped away from her Family and Friends on Friday, October 6, 2000, in her home.
Mrs. King was a loving and devoted Mother who lived her life for her sons and family.
Sara was born February 4, 1921, to John and Margaret Grimes of Uniontown, Pa.
In 1938 she married Earl King, son of Den and Myrtle King also of Uniontown, Pa.
In 1963 she moved to Canton, Ohio, where she was employed as a Cashier at the W. T. Grant Company Department Store and also Stoll’s Grocery Store on Raff Road.
She moved to Alexandria, Louisiana, in 1974 and returned to Canton, Ohio, to be with her family in June 1998.
Her husband, Earl King, their son, William King, and her parents preceded her in death.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law: Earl and Shelly King of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Jerry and Joyce King of Canton, Ohio; one brother and sister-in-law, John and Marion Grimes of Canton, Ohio; two sisters and brothers-in-law: Delores and Ralph Sommers of Chester, Pa., and Goldie and Pat Stromick of Hopwood, Pa.; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be conducted Tuesday, October 10, at 8 p.m. in the REED FUNERAL HOME, 705 Raff Road Southwest, Canton, Ohio, with Rev. Rodney Pamer officiating.
Graveside Services will be conducted Wednesday, October 11, at 2 p.m. in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.
Calling hours in the Funeral Home on Tuesday two hours prior to services (from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.).

Leora Keagy Kooser
Leora M. Keagy Kooser, 83, a lifelong resident of Scottdale, Pa., who graduated from Scottdale High School in 1935, died Saturday morning, October 7, 2000, in Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant.
She is survived by her caring family of nieces: Louise Browne of Connellsville, Pa., and Marjorie Polymenakos of Upper Darby, Pa.; nephews: Paul Keagy of Philadelphia, Pa., James Keagy and Dick Keagy both of Girard, Ohio; sisters-in-law: LaVerne Stoner of Scottdale and Louise Riggin of Connellsville; several other relatives, cousins and friends.
Family and friends will be received at the Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, Pa., on Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Additional viewing will be held Tuesday, October 10, in Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Chaintown Road, Scottdale, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Betty Yasko Krempasky
Betty Yasko Krempasky, 72, a lifelong resident of Jacobs Creek, Smithton R.D., Pa., retired cook from the Yough School District, died Thursday, October 5, 2000, in Jefferson Hills Manor, Jefferson, Pa.
She is survived by two sons: Jerome Krempasky of Greenwood, Wisconsin, and Jeffrey Krempasky of Smithton R.D., Pa.; six grandchildren; brothers: George Yasko Jr. of Scottdale, Pa., and David Yasko of Sewickley, Pa.; and a sister, Helen Yasko Litvin of Perryopolis, Pa.
Friends will be received at the L. L. Barthels Funeral Home Inc., Second St., Smithton, Pa., today from 5 to 9 p.m. and Monday, October 9, at St. Timothy’s Roman Catholic Church, Smithton, at 10 a.m.

Daisy Overly Kuhn
Daisy P. Overly Kuhn, 84, of Mount Pleasant who was born in Mount Pleasant Township, Pa., died Thursday, October 5, 2000, in Latrobe Area Hospital.
She is survived by two sisters: Minnie Belle Overly Prinkey and Dolores Overly Smitley and her husband, Eugene Smitley, and a brother, Howard Overly and his wife, Lorraine, all of Mount Pleasant; a sister-in-law, Grace Overly of Hilliards, Pa.; nieces, nephews, greatnieces and greatnephews.
Family and friends will be received at the Jay A. Hoffer Funeral Home, Norvelt, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 11 a.m.

Emily Keppen Leonard
Emily Keppen Leonard, 82, of Richeyville, Pa., died Friday, October 6, 2000, at 1 a.m. in Lozosky Personal Care Home, Clarksville, Pa.
She was born January 24, 1918, in Smithfield, Fayette County, Pa., daughter of Antonio Keppen and Caroline Polci Keppen.
She operated Emily’s Beauty Shop in Richeyville for many years.
Her husband, William Leonard, died December 13, 1981. Also deceased are two brothers, Jess Capanna and Alfonso Keppen, seven sisters, Ann Nesto, Clara Petti, Inez Duffield, Beatrice Ciervo, Della Caputo, Mary Lechner and Caroline Demaske, and her parents.
She is survived by one brother, Vincent Capanna of Fairchance, Pa.; one sister, Nancy Sutton of Uniontown, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, 2830 Main Street, Route 40, Beallsville, Pa., on Monday from 3 to 8 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held in the Funeral Home on Monday, October 9, at 7 p.m. with Rev. Fr. Francis Jurewicz officiating.
Private interment will be in Beallsville Cemetery.
Contributions to St. Agnes Church Building Fund, Richeyville, PA 15358.

Louella S. Liberatore
Louella Staye Liberatore, 82, formerly of Low Hill, Brownsville, Pa., died Thursday, October 5, 2000, at 4:45 p.m. in Canonsburg General Hospital, Canonsburg, Pa. 
She was born January 28, 1918, in Millsboro, Pa., daughter of Peter Staye and Angeline Minari Staye. 
She was a member of The Parish of St. Oliver Plunkett in Fredericktown and a former member The Confraternity of Christian Mothers and also The Ladies Guild.
She was a graduate of the former East Bethlehem Township High School. She retired from California University of Pennsylvania in 1993. She was formerly employed in The Pittsburgh Mercantile Company located in the Denbo Store.
She was also formerly employed in the Washington County Tax Claim Office. 
She had been a Secretary for many years for former State Senator William J. Lane.
Her husband, Anthony E. Liberatore, died June 22, 1990, and their son, Jerome A. Liberatore, died March 12, 1944. Her parents are also deceased.
She is survived by two sons: Warren E. Liberatore of Canonsburg, Pa., and Anthony Allen Liberatore of Cecil, Pa.; three grandchildren: Brent J. Liberatore of Washington, Pa., Gerald L. Liberatore of Cecil, and Amy L. Swartz of Washington, Pa.; one great-granddaughter, Jacqueline Liberatore; one brother, Elmer Staye of Chaplin, Connecticut; several nieces and nephews. 
Friends will be received in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, 42 Bank Street, Fredericktown Hill, Fredericktown, Pa., today from Noon to 9 p.m. where a Blessing Service will be held Monday, October 9, at 10 a.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial follows at 10:30 a.m. in The Parish of St. Oliver Plunkett, St. Michael Archangel Church, Fredericktown, with Rev. Fr. Edward S. Litavec as Celebrant.
Interment will follow in Taylor Cemetery, West Pike Run Township, Washington County, Pa.
The family suggests memorials be made to The Parish of St. Oliver Plunkett or the Activities Committee of McMurray Hill Manor, 249 West McMurray Road, McMurray, PA 15317.
Parish Vigil will be held in the Funeral Home today at 8 p.m.

Robin Miltz Mitchner
Robin Miltz Mitchner, 39, formerly of Bentleyville, Pa, died Friday, October 6, 2000, in Brownsville General Hospital.
She is survived by one son, Bruce Christopher Thomas of Ellsworth, Pa.; sisters: Patricia Miltz Wheeler of Claysville, Pa., Donna Miltz Kooser of Mill Run, Pa., Nancy Miltz Canino of McMurray, Pa., Deborah Miltz Ginther of Bentleyville, Pa.; a brother, Douglas Miltz of New Orleans, La.; nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main St., Bentleyville, Pa., today from 2 to 7 p.m. 

Ann Taylor Nelson
Ann Taylor Nelson, 59, of Denver, Colorado, died Wednesday, October 4, 2000, in Denver.
She was born November 29, 1940, in Brownsville, Pa.
Ann, a color artist, was founder and proprietor of ATN Designs, needlework designer/water.
She was past President of Park Hill Art Club.
She previously lived in Hudson, Ohio, and moved to Denver in 1991.
On December 28, 1963, in Brownsville, Pa., she married Dennis S. Nelson, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Amy Nelson of Los Angeles, California; a son, Jeffrey Nelson of Portland, Oregon; and a brother, Samuel Taylor of Brownsville, Pa.
Services were held Saturday, October 7, at 2:30 p.m. in Park Hill United Methodist Church, 5209 Montview Boulevard, Denver, Colorado.
Arrangements were under direction of ALL-STATES CREMATION SERVICES INC. with interment in All Mortuary & Crematory, Lakewood, Colorado.

Charles L. Palladino
Charles L. Palladino, 68, of Connellsville, Pa., died Saturday, October 7, 2000, at Uniontown Hospital.
He was born January 27, 1932, in Connellsville, Pa., son of Frank Palladino Sr. and Katherine Piasecke Palladino.
Prior to his retirement Charles worked as a Moldmaker for Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation in South Connellsville.
He was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict who served with the United States Marine Corps.
He was a member of St. Rita’s Roman Catholic Church in Connellsville, The Holy Name Society, The Knights of Columbus Council 1127 in Scottdale, and The Independent Slovak Citizens Club.
A son, Paul Michael Palladino, two brothers, Frank Palladino Jr. and Paul A. Palladino, and his parents preceded him in death.
He is survived by two sons: Charles L. Palladino Jr. of Connellsville and Michael Frank Palladino and his wife, Debra, of Dayton, Ohio; a daughter, Ms. Lynne Ann Palladino of Uniontown, Pa.; seven grandchildren: Joey, Brandon, Danielle, Greg, Michael, Courtney and Ryan Palladino; two sisters: Mrs. Elizabeth Shevetz of Struthers, Ohio, and Ms. Anna Mary Palladino of Springfield, Virginia.
Friends will be received in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 North Pittsburgh Street, Connellsville, Pa., on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where a Blessing Service will be held Wednesday, October 11, at 9:30 a.m.
A Funeral Mass follows at 10 a.m. in St. John The Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, with Rev. Fr. John Butler as Celebrant.
Interment will follow in St. Rita’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Connellsville, where Full Military Honors will be accorded by American Legion Post 301, American Legion Post 762, and V.F.W. Post 21.
Parish Wake Service will be held in the Funeral Home on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

William E. Pearson Sr.
William E. Pearson Sr., 78,of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, and formerly of Brownsville, Pa., died Friday, October 6, 2000, in his home.
Born March 24, 1922, in Clarksville, Pa., he was the only son of Carroll Pearson and Freda Carter Pearson.
A 1941 graduate of Brownsville High School, Mr. Pearson served with the United States Army during World War II. He retired in 1962 from the United States Air Force where he earned the rank of 1st Sergeant, and then worked in the Civil Service until his second retirement in 1968.
He was preceded in death by his nephew, Anthony Fortuna, by his sister, Norma J. Fortuna in 1998, by his wife, Frances Famularo Pearson, with whom he celebrated 25 years of marriage prior to her death in 1990, and by his parents.
Surviving are his children: William E. Pearson Jr. of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, Saundra Miller of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Susan Pearson of Roanoke Rapids; grandsons: Garrick Newsome of Charlotte, North Carolina, David Pearson and Christopher Pearson both of Roanoke Rapids; a great-granddaughter, Emily Newsome; a sister, Muriel P. Elias of Brownsville, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends in the CONFER FUNERAL HOME, 515 FRONT STREET, BROWNSVILLE, Pa., tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. and Monday, October 9, from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. Funeral Services will then be conducted by Rev. Paul E. Wilson Sr., Pastor of Brownsville United Methodist Charge.
Burial will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa., where Military Honors will be accorded by Gen. George C. Marshall Post 103 American Veterans, Hopwood, Pa.

Lucy Lee Rose
Lucy Lee Rose, 91, of West Newton, Pa., died Wednesday evening, October 4, 2000, in Washington Hospital, Washington, Pa.
She was born October 1, 1909, in Ivor, Virginia, daughter of Robert Lee and Annie Drew Lee.
Her husband, John Rose, and her parents preceded her in death.
She is survived by one daughter, Ethel Dallas of West Newton, Pa.; nine grandchildren: Joyce Ann Dallas, Lucy Ramso, Florence Scott, George W. Dallas, John Lee Dallas, Janice Perry, Laura Dallas, Lorrie Miller and Nicole Truesdale; a sister, Isabelle Peder, and a brother, Wilbert Davis, both of Ivor, Virginia; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Friends will be received in the MURIEL E. LANTZ FUNERAL HOME, 297 East Main Street, Uniontown, Pa., today from 4 to 9 p.m. where Services will be held Monday, October 9, at 11 a.m. with Mr. Jack Bauer of Jehovah’s Witness officiating.
Interment follows in Olive Branch Cemetery, Smithton, Pa.

Margaret "Peg" Lehman Mitts Johnson Stewart
Margaret "Peg" I. Lehman Stewart, 93, of Willard, Ohio, and formerly of Hibbs, Pa., died Wednesday, October 4, 2000, in Hillside Acres Nursing Home, Willard, Ohio.
She was born September 4, 1907, in Dunbar, Pa., a daughter of John A. Lehman and Daisy Martin Lehman.
Mrs. Stewart was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Uniontown and was employed with Uniontown Hospital as a Nurses Aide for over 12 years.
Her first husband, Hiram S. Mitts, her second husband, James "Jack" W. Johnson, her last husband, Donald W. Stewart, a son, Harry Donald Mitts, stepsons, Robert Eugene Johnson and Howard R. Johnson, one grandson, sisters and brothers, Nell McClintock, Eva Hostetler, Frances Hennen, Milton Warne Lehman, Gwendolyn Harding, James Lehman, and her parents preceded her in death.
She is survived by eight children: Mrs. Richard (Margaret Elaine) Sheraw of Dunbar, Pa., Mrs. Harry (Shirley) Ainsley of Dunbar, Pa., Mrs. Lee (Lois Jean) Jester of Willard, Ohio, Donald E. Johnson of Indianapolis, Indiana, Connie L. Johnson of Brookpark, Ohio, Russell E. Johnson of Cape Coral, Florida, Mrs. Thomas (Charleen R.) Gluch of Uniontown, Pa., and Mrs. Gary (Charlotte) Myers of Hibbs, Pa.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters: Mrs. Esther Cooper of Dunbar, Pa., and Mrs. Carrie Snyder of Uniontown, Pa.; many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOMES INC., 139 West Fayette Street, Uniontown, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. 
Visitation continues in Bible Baptist Church, One Evergreen Terrace, Uniontown, on Monday, October 9, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Services will be held at 11 a.m. with Pastor Gary Herring officiating.
Interment will follow in Acklin Cemetery.
Visitation was also held Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Etta Pauline Sapp Stull
Etta Pauline Sapp Stull, 85, of Smithfield, Pa., died Thursday, October 5, 2000, in Smithfield.
She was born November 25, 1914, in Kingwood, West Virginia, daughter of William Sapp and Ellen Josephine Richards Sapp. 
Her husband, George Howard Stull Sr., and her parents preceded her in death.
Surviving are her children: Madelyn Loretta Keenan, Uniontown, Pa., Maxine Louise Maynard, Newark, Ohio, Mary Ellen and her husband Louis Weeder, Blosser Hill, Point Marion, Pa., Shirley Ann Barone, Smithfield, George Howard Stull Jr. and his wife Gail, Cabbage Flats, Greensboro R.D., Pa., Ronald Blaine Stull and his wife Susan, Morgantown, West Virginia, and Carol LaVonne Lawson and her husband, Al Lawson, Smithfield; grandson, Stanley Alfred Keenan and wife Marcie, Lake Lynn, Pa., and 23 other grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and sisters: Louise Carr, Lake Lynn, Pa., and Mary Mayle, Rochester, New York.
The family will receive friends in the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 WEST CHURCH STREET, FAIRCHANCE, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, October 9, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with Rev. Sherman Riggleman officiating.
Interment will follow in Mount Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield, Pa.
Visitation was also held Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Saul D. Stutch
Saul D. Stutch, 77, of Markleysburg, Pa., died Saturday, October 7, 2000, in Henry Clay Villa, Markleysburg.
He is survived by two brothers: Dr. Reuben Stutch of San Mateo, Calif., and Nathan Stutch of New York City, N.Y. There will be no public visitation. Services and interment will be private.
Arrangements are under direction of the Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home Inc., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, Pa.

Bruce R. Ulery
Bruce R. Ulery, 62, a life resident of Hiller, Pa., died Saturday, October 7, 2000.
Born May 3, 1938, in Hiller, Pa., he was a son of Peter C. Ulery of Hiller and the late Emma Lenore Remington Ulery.
Mr. Ulery was a 1956 graduate of Brownsville High School.
A Laborer in commercial construction, he was a member of Laborers International Union of North America Local 373.
He was a member of Bridgeport Young Mens Club and B.P.O. Elks Lodge 1344 for 34 years.
An avid sports fan, he also enjoyed fishing and gardening.
Besides his father he is survived by a sister, Carole Rinehart of Newton Falls, Ohio; brothers: Ronald Ulery and his wife, Carol, of Niles, Ohio, Fred Ulery and his wife, Karen, of Warren, Ohio, and Rick Ulery of Newton Falls, Ohio; many nieces, nephews, greatnieces and greatnephews.
The family will receive friends in the CONFER FUNERAL HOME, 515 FRONT STREET, BROWNSVILLE, Pa., tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. and Monday, October 9, from 11 a.m. until Noon. Funeral Services will then be conducted by Rev. Paul E. Wilson Sr., Pastor of Brownsville United Methodist Charge.
Burial will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill. 

Wilbert C. Wills
Wilbert C. "Buddy" Wills, 77, of Dunbar, Pa., died Friday, October 6, 2000, in Lint Personal Care Home, Connellsville.
He was born June 2, 1923, in Dunbar, Pa., son of Rofail Wills and Catherine Anna Maust Wills.
He was a retired Coal Miner from Frick Coal Company and also retired from the B&O Railroad.
He was a Veteran of World War II who served wit h the United States Army and the recipient of the Purple Heart.
Four brothers, William C. Kennedy, Ross A. Kennedy Jr., and two young brothers, a young sister, a grandson, Ronald "Cory" Martin, and his parents preceded him in death.
He is survived by five children: Richard Wills, Dawson, Pa., Wilbert Wills Jr., Connellsville, Pa., and Larry Joe Wills, Ford City, Pa., Barbara Steindl, Connellsville, and Patty Martin of Mount Pleasant, Pa.; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sisters: Mary "Hon" Cook, Dunbar, Rosella Barnett, Amarillo, Texas, and Celia White, Pasadena, Texas.
Friends will be received in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville Street, Dunbar, Pa., today from 5 to 9 p.m., Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday, October 10, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with Rev. Jeffrey Popson officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Auburn Cemetery where Military Honors will be accorded by Connellsville American Legion Post 301, Trotter American Legion Post 762, and Connellsville V.F.W. Post 21.

Russell R. Wilson Sr.
Russell R. Wilson Sr., 83, of Roscoe, Pa., died Thursday, October 5, 2000, in Brownsville General Hospital.
He was born January 25, 1917, in Brownsville, Pa., son of John Wilson and Blanche Roberts Wilson.
He was a member of Roscoe United Methodist Church and Brownsville American Legion. He served with the United States Army during World War II in the European Theatre of Operations.
Three brothers, Jack, Ted, and Bart Wilson, four sisters, Mildred Citro, Iris Glows, Betty Zahand, Dolly Wilson, and his parents are deceased.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Alice Wilson; children: Bob Wilson and wife Laurie, Bowie, Maryland, Bill Wilson and wife Jacqui, Smyrna, Delaware, and Debbie and husband, Kevin Dunker, West Brownsville, Pa.; grandchildren: Sharon and husband, Jaime Wilkerson, Christopher Wilson, Nicole Wilson, Hilary Dunker, B. J. Wilson, and Brian Dunker; great-grandchildren: Jeremy Wilson and Emily Wilkerson; and sisters: Marion Leonti of Goldsboro, North Carolina, and JoAnne Freas of Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
Friends will be received in the ED MELENYZER FUNERAL HOMES INC., Roscoe, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where doors will be open at 12 Noon.
Viewing continues Monday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Roscoe United Methodist Church where a Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. with Rev. Joan Rousseaux officiating.
Interment follows in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.


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