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Uniontown
Gerald Oscar Abels
Gerald Oscar Abels, 78, of Uniontown died in Mount Macrina Manor on Thursday, April 22, 1999.
Arrangements will be announced by the J. Harry Johnston Funeral Home, Uniontown.

Melcroft
Mary J. Bennington
Mary J. Bennington, 85, of Melcroft died Wednesday in her home.
She is survived by a son, Robert G. Bennington of Paramount, Calif.; four daughters, Floretta Dugan, Mrs. John (Sharon) Donaldson and Mrs. Michael (Debra) Younkin, all of Melcroft, and Sandra Jean Turner of Rockwood; 23 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; two brothers, David Martin of Melcroft and Tony Martin of Donegal; two sisters, Eva Grimm of Melcroft and Vera Keslar of Ligonier.
Friends will be received at the Clyde Brooks Funeral Home, Melcroft, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and until 11 a.m. Saturday.

Hiller
Julia Briggs Wall Cox
Julia Briggs Wall Cox, 91, of 1342 Third St., Hiller, Pa., who was born in Hamlet, North Carolina, passed away Wednesday, April 21, 1999, in Beverly Health Care Center, Uniontown, Pa.
She leaves to cherish her memory her family: a son, Walter R. ``Rusty'' Wall Sr. and wife, Shirley, of Brownsville, Pa.; nine grandchildren: Robert E. Wall of Los Angeles, Calif., Curtis R. Wall of Oahu, Hawaii, Hedy J. Resgonia of Honolulu, Hawaii, Bernadette Wall Wright and Rusty Covington both of Uniontown, Pa., Julie M. Lau of Las Vegas, Nev., Kimberly A. Wall, Sheree Y. Smith, and Walter R. Wall Jr. all of Brownsville, Pa.; 16 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Friends may call at Canaan Baptist Church, 1302 Second St., Hiller, Pa., on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, April 26, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Arrangements are under direction of the Donald Law Sr. Funeral Home, 135 Angle St., Brownsville, Pa.

Perryopolis
Debra F. Domonkos
Debra L. Forsythe Domonkos, 43, of Perryopolis, Pa., died Thursday, April 22, 1999, at 1:30 p.m. in South Hills Health System's Jefferson Hospital.
She was born July 21, 1955, in Newell, Pa., daughter of Charlene Simpson Forsythe of Newell and the late David Forsythe.
She was a loving teacher at Central Elementary School and a member of Little Redstone Methodist Church in Fayette City.
In addition to her mother she is survived by her husband, Gerald ``Jerry'' Domonkos; one daughter and one son: Courtney Domonkos and Tyler Domonkos both at home; one brother, David Forsythe of Newell; and one sister, Mrs. Claudia Bowness of Monessen, Pa.
Friends will be received in the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME INC., 106 East Independence St., Perryopolis, Pa., on Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, April 26, until 10 a.m., the hour of service with the Rev. Audrey Baldwin officiating.
Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.

Blainesburg
John Eloshway
John Eloshway, 78, of Blainesburg, Pa., died Thursday, April 22, 1999, at his home.
Arrangements will be announced by the Andrew J. Skirpan Funeral Home, 135 Park St., Brownsville, Pa.

Brownsville
Kathryn Gustovich
Kathryn ``Gus'' Gustovich R.N., R.N.A., 73, of Brownsville, Pa., died Monday, April 19, 1999, in Brownsville General Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit.
Born June 1, 1925, in Thompson One, Pa., she was a daughter of Nick Gustovich and Helen Lonchar Gustovich.
She was a life member of St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, Masontown, Pa.
She was a Nurse Anesthetist at several area hospitals, and was a member of the American Associaton of Nurse Anesthetists, Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and BARC.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, Evelyn Calise, Merra Gustovich, and Anne Cowan, and brothers, Nick and George Gustovich.
Surviving are her brothers and sister: Michael Gustovich of Isabelle, Pa., Pete Gustovich of Dallas, Texas, and Helen Markovich of Elyria, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends in the CONFER FUNERAL HOME, 515 Front St., Brownsville, Pa., today, April 23, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Funeral Services will follow in St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, Masontown, Pa., with Rev. Fr. Rodney Torbic as Celebrant.
Burial will be in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.
Visitation was also held Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m.
Trisagion was held Thursday at 7 p.m.

Pricedale
Mary Lou Johnston
Mary Lou Maglet Johnston, 67, of Pricedale, Pa., died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, in South Hills Health System's Jefferson Hospital.
She was born in Rostraver Township, Pa., October 11, 1931, daughter of Henry A. Maglet and Annabelle Butler Maglet.
She was an active member of Belle Vernon First Christian Church where she served as a Deaconess the last several years.
She was a devoted wife and mother to her family.
Her husband, George L. Johnston, died January 8, 1990. Her parents are also deceased.
She is survived by three daughters: Michele and her husband, Francis Prewett, of Greensburg, Pa., Sandra and her husband, Derrel Edwards, of Fallowfield Township, Pa., and Donna L. Johnston at home; two grandchildren: Tara Lynn Edwards and Christopher George Edwards; two sisters: Mrs. John (Carolyn) Konsugar of Belle Vernon, Pa., and Mrs. John (Kathy) Harvey of Donora, Pa.; two brothers: Donald Maglet of Belle Vernon and Russell Maglet of Webster, Pa.; several nieces and nephews.
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 Saturday, April 24, until 1 p.m., the hour of services in the Funeral Home with Pastor Donald Bowers of Belle Vernon First Christian Church and the Rev. Bill Pullin of Hempfield Church of Christ officiating.
Interment will follow in Belle Vernon Cemetery, Belle Vernon, Pa.

Plant City, Fla.
Stephen Joseph Kollar
Stephen Joseph Kollar, 89, of Plant City, Fla., and formerly of Lemont Furnace, Pa., died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, in Florida.
He was born September 25, 1909, in Lemont Furnace, Pa., son of George and Anna Kollar.
Mr. Kollar was a member of St. Mary (Nativity) Roman Catholic Church in Uniontown, Pa.
He was a retired tool and die maker from Anchor Glass Works in Connellsville, Pa., member of Glass and Bottle Blowers Union Local 1399 and the Slovak Club in Connellsville, and a volunteer fireman with the Lemont Furnace Volunteer Fire Department.
His son, August E. Kollar, died in 1996. Also deceased are his sisters, Sue Potocar, Elizabeth Saluga, Mary Powers, and Anne in Czechoslovakia, his brothers, Michael, George, John, and Paul Kollar, and his parents.
He is survived by his daughter, Anna Mae Harris and her husband, Jimmy, of Plant City, Fla.; a brother, Frank Kollar of Lemont Furnace; 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., Uniontown, Pa., today from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 24, until 11:00 a.m. when a Blessing Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.

Brownfield
Frank J. Kurek
Frank J. Kurek, 82, of Brownfield, Pa., passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at his home.
He was born November 25, 1916, in Chicago, Illinois, son of Frank Kurek and Elizabeth Mingo Kurek.
Frank was a member of Saint Mary (Nativity) Roman Catholic Church and retired from Sylvan Heights Cemetery.
He was a veteran of World War II, and held membership in Hutchinson Sportsman's Club.
Two sisters, one brother, and his parents are deceased.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Krizner Kurek; three children: Patricia Dunn and her husband, John, of New Salem, Pa., Carol Davis and her husband, William, of Flower Mound, Texas, and Leonard Kurek and his wife, Joy Lynn, of Hutchinson, Uniontown R.D., Pa.; four grandchildren: Sean Davis of Salt Lake City, Utah, Jason Kurek, Brian Kurek, and Courtney Kurek all of Uniontown; and two sisters: Clara Noel of Green Bay, Wis., and Rita Winnicki of Chicago, Ill.
Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, Pa., today, April 23, until 10:30 a.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial follows at 11 a.m. in St. Mary (Nativity) Roman Catholic Church, Uniontown.
Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Brownfield, where Military Honors will be accorded by Hopwood AMVETS Post 103.
Visitation was also held Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
A Prayer Service was held in the Funeral Home on Thursday at 8:30 p.m.

Farmington
Estella C. Lenhart
Estella Chambers Lenhart, 87, of Farmington, Pa., passed away Thursday, April 22, 1999, in Bouras Personal Care Home, Farmington.
She was born June 10, 1911, in Uniontown, Pa., daughter of William Allen Chambers and Bertha Elizabeth Freiberg Chambers.
Mrs. Lenhart was an avid bowler and member of the Bridge Club.
She was a retired telephone operator from Michigan Consolidated Gas Company.
Her husband, Thomas Lenhart Sr., a son, Thomas Lenhart Jr., five brothers, Alva, Ralph, Phillip, Arthur, and William Chambers, three sisters, Laura Retkofsky, Edythe Wilson, and Norena Mitchell, and her parents are deceased.
She is survived by one sister, Mary Henrietta Barclay of Farmington.
Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 24, until 11 a.m., the hour of service with the Rev. Peter Keith officiating.
Interment will follow in Jersey Cemetery, Confluence, Pa.

Perryopolis
Byron Luce
Byron ``Wayne'' Luce, 63, of Perryopolis, Pa., died Thursday, April 22, 1999, at 4:30 p.m. in his home.
He was born April 29, 1935, in Star Junction, Pa., son of Nelle D. Myers Luce of Perryopolis and the last Emerson R. Luce.
In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife, Nancy Rectanus Luce; two daughters: Kathleen Buretz of Perryopolis and Mrs. Robert (Susan) Withers of Monongahela, Pa.; two grandchildren: Jennifer Buretz and Greg Buretz both at home; two brothers and one sister, Mherling ``Irv'' Luce and his wife, Dotty, of Oak Harbor, Washington, Konrad Luce and his wife, Ethel, of Belle Vernon, Pa., and Mrs. Judith Pawloski of Belle Vernon; his mother-in-law, Dolores Rectanus of Perryopolis; and many friends.
Friends will be received in the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME INC., 106 East Independence St., Perryopolis, Pa., on Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, April 26, until 2 p.m., the hour of service.
Interment will follow in Mount Washington Cemetery, Perryopolis.

Connellsville
Kenzie Nichole Metzger
Kenzie Nichole Metzger of Connellsville, Pa., went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, April 20, 1999.
She was born April 20, 1999, in Uniontown Hospital, the daughter of Jason Metzger and Melanie Nutter Metzger of Connellsville.
In addition to her parents she is survived by her maternal great-grandparents, the Rev. Stephen Nutter and Mary Nutter of Parkersburg, W.Va., and Sadie Hall of Connellsville, Pa.; maternal grandparents, Paul and Judy Nutter, maternal aunt and uncle, Heather and Jason Nutter, and their son, Dustin Metzger, paternal great-grandparents, Clyde and Pearl Metzger and Marie Mitchell, paternal grandparents, Kenneth Ray Metzger and Sue Butella, and paternal uncles, Jeff Metzger and Justin Metzger, all of Connellsville.
The family will receive friends in The Church of God, Route 51, Uniontown, Pa., on Saturday, April 24, from 1:30 p.m. until the hour of service at 2 p.m. The Rev. Elliott Leighty will officiate.
Interment will follow in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Dunbar, Pa.

Hopwood
Beverly W. Murray
Beverly J. Wallace Murray, 64, of Hopwood, Pa., passed away Wednesday, April 21, 1999, in her residence.
She was born January 10, 1935, in Dearth, Pa., daughter of James ``Bud'' Wallace and Veronica Dutko Wallace.
She was a member of First Christian Church in New Salem and retired employee from the Michael Berkowitz Company.
A son, Russell C. Murray, and her parents are deceased.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, James D. Murray Sr.; four sons: James D. Murray Jr. of Miller Farm, Robert Murray Sr. of Newboro, Pa., Gary L. Murray of Hopwood, and Larry R. Murray of Searights Crossroads; seven grandchildren: Michele, Melissa, Monica, James D. III, Robert R. Jr., Carly, and Kelly; brothers and sisters: Donald Wallace of Hopwood, James Wallace of Madison, Ohio, Nancy Ripley of Marlboro, N.Y., Patricia Buckler of Charlotte Hall, Md., Frances May of Walden, N.Y., Mary Hunt of White Plains, Md., and John Wallace of Searights Crossroads; 11 nieces and nine nephews.
Friends will received in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 24, until 11:00 a.m., the hour of service with Pastor Andy Miles and Rufus Peer, Pastor, officiating.
Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park.
Visitation was also held Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Pittsburgh
Geneveve Rich
Geneveve Rich, 78, of Pittsburgh, Pa., and formerly of Uniontown, Pa., died peacefully Wednesday, April 21, 1999, in Manor Care Nursing Center, North Hills.
She was born October 13, 1920, in Uniontown, Pa., daughter of the late Clement Rich and Rose Barbar Rich.
Miss Rich was a Lithographer for Geyer Printing Company for many years before retirement.
She was a member of Graphic Communications International Union Local 24.
Surviving are two brothers: Dominick Rich and Jerry Rich and his wife, Dorris, all of Uniontown; three sisters: Sister Mary Rose Clement Rich of Philadelphia, Pa., Julia Ortmann and her husband, Charles, of Uniontown, and Annette Rich of Pittsburgh; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends in the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, Pa., today from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 24, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. A Blessing Service will then be held with Rev. Fr. Kenneth G. Zaccagnini, V.F., officiating.
Entombment will follow.
The family suggests donations be made to Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, 15825 Shady Grove Road, Suite 140, Rockville, MD 20950-4022.

Oakland, Md.
Lovina Willis Riley
Lovina Willis Riley, 82, of Oakland, Md., died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, in Goodwill Mennonite Nursing Home, Grantsville, Md.
She was born March 29, 1917, daughter of Ezra Myers and Eva Ryder Myers.
Her husband, Lawrence Riley, several brothers and sisters and her parents are deceased.
She is survived by one daughter, Linda Guthrie of Masontown, Pa.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Trudy Manzella of Florida.
Friends will be received in the RICHARD R. HEROD FUNERAL HOME, Point Marion, Pa., on Saturday, April 24, from 11 a.m. until the hour of service at 1 p.m. The Rev. John Cordes will officiate.
Interment will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery, New Geneva, Pa.

Newell
Marie A. Stevenson
Marie A. Deiderich Stevenson, 101, of Newell, Pa., died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, in Monongahela Valley Hospital.
She was born February 19, 1898, in Roscoe, Pa., daughter of Fred Deiderich and Anna Schrek Deiderich.
She was a member of Newell United Methodist Church, California (Pa.) Order of the Eastern Star, and Ladies Auxiliary V.F.W. Post 1606.
Her son, Richard D. Stevenson, died February 7, 1998. Also deceased are her husband, Richard Stevenson, and her parents.
She is survived by one grandson, Dr. Richard D. Stevenson and his wife, Diana, of Fayette City R.D., Pa.; one granddaughter, Cynthia and her husband, Robert Wilson, of Newell, Pa.; and four great-grandchildren: Kristopher Wilson, Stephanie Wilson, Carrie Stevenson, and Ricki Stevenson.
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 Saturday, April 24, until 10 a.m., the hour of services in the Funeral Home with the Rev. Audrey Baldwin officiating.
Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Newell United Methodist Church in memory of Marie A. Deiderich Stevenson.

Uniontown
Frank S. Swartz Sr.
Frank S. Swartz Sr., 75, of Uniontown, Pa., died Monday, April 19, 1999, in Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa.
He was born March 15, 1924, in Hays, Pa., son of Andrew Swartz and Mary Mizerak Swartz.
Mr. Swartz was a member of St. Mary (Nativity) Roman Catholic Church.
He was a United States Army Veteran who served during World War II in the Northern France Campaign, the Campaign of Western Europe, and the German Campaign. He received three Bronze Battle Stars, the European-African-Middle Eastern Ribbon, and the Purple Heart. 
He was a steelworker employed at U.S. Steel's Homestead Works, and a member of U.S. Steel Local 1397, Fairchance Fire Hall, Uniontown V.F.W. Post 47, and Continental Gun Club.
His wife, Mildred Stefanic Swartz died, April 22, 1988. Also deceased are his parents, brothers, Andrew Jr. and John, and a brother in infancy.
He is survived by four children: Frank S. Swartz Jr. and his wife, Doreen, of Uniontown, Paul Swartz at home, Samuel Swartz and his wife, Jajay, of Madison, Wis., and Donna Jean Lee Tringes at home; four grandchildren: Amanda, Brittany, Samantha, and Skye; brothers and sisters: Mary Hunchuck of Uniontown, Ann Warsack of Carmichaels, Pa., Katherine Elek of Maple Heights, Ohio, Marge McClain of Uniontown, Helen Casteel of LaVale, Md., George Swartz and Joseph Swartz both of Uniontown, and Michael Swartz of Garfield, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOMES INC, 139 West Fayette St., Uniontown, Pa., on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Monday, April 26, until 10:30 a.m. when a Blessing Service will be held.
A Mass of Christian Burial follows at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary (Nativity) R.C. Church.
Interment will follow in Mount Macrina Cemetery where Military Honors will be accorded by Uniontown V.F.W. Post 47.


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