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Goldie Elizabeth Steele Stewart, 69
Former Volant RD 3 resident Goldie Elizabeth Steele Stewart, 69, died the morning of Feb. 29, 2000, in the Hospice of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach, Fla. 
Born May 12, 1930, in New Castle, she was a daughter of the late John Alexander and Cora Jane Reagle Sipe. 
She married Harold L. Steele on Feb. 16, 1947. He preceded her in death. 
She married Roy Milton Stewart on Sept. 26, 1975. He also preceded her in death. 
Mrs. Stewart, who lived in Shippenville before moving to Florida, was a homemaker. 
She attended a one-room school in Neshannock Falls. 
Mrs. Stewart belonged to Independent Assembly of God in Knox, Pa. 
Survivors include two daughters, Donna Jean Steele of Wellington, Fla., and Mary E. Steele Taylor of New Castle; two sons, Harold N. Steele of Pardoe, Pa., and James A. Steele of Wellington, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Alice Stewart Channing of Weirton, W.Va.; three brothers, Daniel Sipe of New Wilmington and Calvin Sipe of and Vern Sipe, both of New Castle; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by one son, Gerald Brooks Steele in 1978; seven brothers, Barney, Cliff, Oscar, John, Bob, Don, and Harry; and one sister, Viola Mae Arblaster. 
Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. March 2 at the Smith Funeral Home, 310 W. Neshannock Ave., New Wilmington. A service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on March 3 at the funeral home. The Rev. Lila Kulp, pastor of Independent Assembly of God of Knox, will officiate. Burial will be in Fair Oaks Cemetery, New Wilmington.

F. Jane Prosser, 82
Princeton resident F. Jane Prosser, 82, a retired secretary, died the morning of Feb. 29, 2000, in Hill View Manor. 
Born Feb. 2, 1918, in Princeton, she was a daughter of the late Karl and Evelyn Kennedy Turner. 
She married Edward W. Prosser on March 23, 1940. He survives. 
Mrs. Prosser worked for the Workmen's Compensation Board of New Castle. 
She belonged to Princeton Memorial Presbyterian Church, where she was a former organist, pianist and choir member. She also belonged to the Margaret Allison Missionary Circle. 
In addition to her husband, survivors include three sons, John C. Prosser of Youngstown, Edward F. Prosser of Hubbard, Ohio, and Gary W. Prosser of Troy, Mich.; one sister, Ruth Johnston of New Castle; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by one son, Keith A. Prosser in 1999; and three sisters, Helen Boyd, Eleanor McNickle and Elizabeth Shidemantle. 
Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. March 2 at the Turner-Myers Funeral Home, 208 N. Jefferson St. A service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on March 3 at the funeral home. The Rev. Dr. Charles A. VanDyne of Princeton Memorial Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will be in Castle View Memorial Gardens. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Princeton Memorial Presbyterian Church or the Alzheimer's Association. 

Margery J. Russell, 73
Hospital retiree Margery J. Russell, 73, of 11 Leslie Drive, Edinburg, died the night of Feb. 29, 2000, in Jameson Care Center. 
Born Sept. 12, 1926, in New Castle, she was a daughter of the late James S. Sr. and Margaret Perkins Snow. 
She was married to Edward W. Russell for 28 years. He died on March 25, 1977. 
Mrs. Russell worked in the business office at Jameson Hospital for 11 years. 
She was a graduate of New Castle High School. 
Mrs. Russell belonged to Croton United Methodist Church. 
Survivors include one son, Scott E. Russell of Edinburg; two brothers, Dr. James S. Snow Jr. of New Castle, and Richard O. Snow of Pittsburgh; one sister, Edith Heckathorne of Monroe, Ga.; and two grandchildren. 
Calling hours are 9:30 to 11 a.m. March 3 at the Noga Funeral Home, 1142 S. Mill St. A service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on March 3 at the funeral home. The Rev. William F. Green of Croton United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Castle View Memorial Gardens. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Memorial Fund.

Mary Jane Wilhelm, 79
Wampum native Mary Jane Wilhelm, 79, of East Palestine, Ohio, died the morning of Feb. 29, 2000, in Salem Community Hospital, Ohio. 
Born Sept. 1, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Harold W. and Christina Jackson Marshall. 
She was married to John R. Wilhelm for 57 years. He survives. 
Mrs. Wilhelm, who lived at 168 W. Grant St., had been a bookkeeper at East Palestine Lumber Co., East Palestine Savings and Loan, and East Palestine Insul Co. 
She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church. 
Her other memberships included the Order of the Eastern Star, the East Palestine American Legion Auxiliary and the East Palestine Country Club. 
In addition to her husband, survivors include one son, Jack Wilhelm of Independence, Ky.; one daughter, Jill McGee of East Palestine; one sister, Helen Goodman of Camp Hill; and five grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold J. and John D. Marshall; and two sisters, Phyllis Marshall and Janice Wilson. 
There is no visitation. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. March 7 at Centenary United Methodist Church. The Rev. William A. Zeyer will officiate. Burial is in Glenview Cemetery in East Palestine. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church, 40 S. Market St., East Palestine 44413. 
Arrangements are by Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main St., Wampum.

John C. 'Chuck' Mallinak, 78
Universal Rundle retiree John C. "Chuck" Mallinak, 78, of 101 Kenneth Ave., died the morning of March 1, 2000, in Indian Creek Nursing Center. 
Born Oct. 22, 1921, in New Castle, he was a son of the late George and Emma McConnell Mallinak. 
He married the former Mary "Louise" Louer on May 21 1948. She survives. 
Mr. Mallinak was foreman in the shipping department when he retired in 1982. 
He was a member of New Covenant Evangelical Presbyterian Church. 
Mr. Mallinak was a graduate of Harlansburg High School and New Castle Business College. 
An Army veteran of World War II, he served in the Infantry. 
His memberships included Mahoning Lodge 243 Free and Accepted Masons and the Valley of New Castle Scottish Rite. 
In addition to his wife, survivors include one son, John D. Mallinak of Joplin, Mo.; one daughter, Lauri L. Stone of Loveland, Colo.; three brothers, Thomas Mallinak and Ernest Mallinak, both of New Castle, and David Mallinak of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; two sisters, Esther Bales of New Castle and Jean Gilson; and four grandchildren. 
Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. March 3 at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home, 2429 Wilmington Road. A service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on March 4 at the funeral home. The Rev. George Yates of New Covenant Evangelical Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery.

Leonard C. Silhanek, 77
Bessemer resident Leonard C. Silhanek, 77, of 1009 E. Poland Ave., died the morning of March 2, 2000, in Jameson Hospital. 
A complete obituary will be announced March 3 by the Terry A. Cunningham Funeral Home, Bessemer. 
 
Agatha 'Betty' Moroz, 89
Croton Avenue resident Agatha "Betty" Moroz, 89, died the afternoon of Feb. 29, 2000, in St. Francis Hospital. 
Born March 30, 1910, in Worcester, N.Y., she was a daughter of Willet and Janie Morel Silvernail. 
She was a member of the New Castle congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. 
Survivors include two sons, Raymond Mitchell of Charlottesville, N.Y., and Paul Birdsall of Winter Springs, Fla.; three daughters, Mildred Sayko of Norwich, N.Y., Janet Castriota of Deltona, Fla., and Joyce Penwell of West Pittsburg; 21 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. 
She was preceded in death by two sons, Charles Johns and Fred Birdsall; two sisters; and one brother. 
Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. March 3 at the Turner-Myers Funeral Home, 208 N. Jefferson St. A service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on March 4 at the funeral home. Karl Lutgens of the New Castle congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses will officiate. Entombment will be in Castle View Memorial Gardens. 

Paul L. Gregory, 89
Former Princeton resident Paul L. Gregory, 89, of Kittanning, died Feb. 22, 2000, in Butler Memorial Hospital. 
Born Feb. 28, 1910, in Cameron, W.Va., he was a son of the Rev. Joseph and Emma Gregory. 
He was married to the former Mary Emma Weisz for 63 years. She survives at the Sugar Creek Retirement Home, Worthington. 
Mr. Gregory retired in 1972 from Eljer Co. after 36 years of service. 
He belonged to First Presbyterian Church of Ford City. 
In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Gene P. Gregory of Loudenville, Ohio, and Joseph F. Gregory of Vienna, Va.; three granddaughters; and two great-grandsons. 
Burial was in Lawn Haven Burial Estates, Worthington. 
Arrangements are by the Snyder Crissman Funeral Home, 200 S. McKean St., Kittanning. 

Julia M. Kuhn, 72
Former New Castle resident Julia M. Kuhn, 72, of Dearborn Heights, Mich. died Feb. 29, 2000, in Garden City Hospital, Garden City, Mich. 
Born Aug. 14, 1927, in Cleveland, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Sneizek Yesenski. 
She was married to Lloyd Kuhn. He survives. 
Mrs. Kuhn lived in New Castle until her teens. She attended St. Michael Catholic Church, its school and Ben Franklin Junior High School. 
In addition to her husband, survivors include two sons, Daniel and William, both of Boyne City, Mich.; two daughters, Andrea of Walled Lake, Mich., and Mrs. Ron (Carol) Younge of Redford, Mich.; one sister, Beverly of Redford; and one brother, Franklin of Phoenix; and nine grandchildren. 
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on March 3 at the Stanley Turowski and Son Funeral Home and at 11:30 a.m. March 3 in St. Sabina Church, both in Dearborn Heights. Burial is in Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Southfield, Mich.
 
George L. Cunningham, 83
Former funeral home owner and operator George L. Cunningham, 83, of 3126 Main St., West Middlesex, died the afternoon of March 1, 2000, in the Overlook Medical Clinic, New Wilmington. 
Born June 11, 1916, in Harlansburg, he was a son of Ralph W. and Martha Black Cunningham. 
He married the former Ruth A. Phillips on Dec. 23, 1939. She survives. 
A fourth-generation funeral director, Mr. Cunningham ran the George L. Cunningham Funeral Home for 36 years. His affiliation with the family business continued after his son bought the firm in 1981 and renamed it the W. Wayne Cunningham Funeral Home. 
Mr. Cunningham belonged to both the National and the Pennsylvania funeral directors associations. He received an Outstanding Member Award from the Mercer County Funeral Directors Association for service to his community. 
He was a charter member and past president of the West Middlesex Kiwanis Club and a member of Kedron Lodge 389 Free and Accepted Masons, West Middlesex. 
An Army veteran of World War II, he served as a medic in the European Theater. He belonged to the Veterans of Foreign Wars 3266 James Stoner Post, West Middlesex. 
Mr. Cunningham belonged to the Presbyterian Church of West Middlesex, where he had been the choir director for 20 years and was an elder. 
In addition to his wife, survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Gary (Kathy J.) Storm of Charlotte, N.C.; and one son, W. Wayne Cunningham of West Middlesex; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 
He was preceded in death by three brothers, H. Glenn, Raymond and Monas W. "Pete" Cunningham. 
Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. March 4 and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. March 5 at the W. Wayne Cunningham Funeral Home, 3126 Main St. A Masonic service will be conducted at 9 p.m. on March 5 at the funeral home. A service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on March 6 at the Presbyterian Church of West Middlesex. The Rev. Robert McCreight of the Presbyterian Church and the Rev. Donald Wilson of the Lebanon United Presbyterian Church of West Middlesex will officiate. Burial will be in Haywood Cemetery.

Joseph Padovano, 70
New Castle native Joseph Padovano, 70, of Yerington, Nev., died Feb. 27, 2000, in his home. 
He was the son of the late Patsy and Mary Padovano. 
His wife of 50 years, Margaret, survives. 
Mr. Padovano moved to California in 1964. A driver and heavy equipment operator for the department of water and power, he worked for the city of Los Angeles for 25 years, retiring in 1993. 
After moving to Yerington, he worked for Chisum Concrete, Hunewill Construction and the Lyon County Road Department. 
A veteran, Mr. Padovano was a member of the Elks Lodge and E Clampus Vitus Chapter 395 in Bishop, Calif. 
He was an avid fisherman, hunter, bowler and golfer. 
In addition to his wife, survivors include five sons, Joseph Jr., Michael and James, all of San Diego, David of Russellville, Ark., and Paul of Carson City, Nev.; three daughters, Patricia Burgener of Lancaster, Calif., Katherine Kemper of Phoenix, and Terri Lynn Page of Yerington; three brothers, Patsy of Germany, Anthony of New Castle, James Leo of Smyrna Beach, Fla.; three sisters, Rosemary Vanassa of Claremont, Calif., Agnes Ayersman of New Castle, and Ellen Jokinen of Wampum; 23 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 
A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on March 4 at the Freitas Rupracht Funeral Home, Yerington. A gathering at Mr. Padovano's home will follow the service. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 712 Mill St., Reno, Nev. 89503. 
 
Marion R. Walter, 84
Marion R. Walter, 84, died March 2, 2000, at Golden Hill Nursing Home. 
Born April 13, 1915, in New Castle, she was a daughter of the late Joseph C. and Margaret R. Jones Wilkison. 
She married Wayne W. Walter in 1935. He died on March 26, 1979. 
Mrs. Walter was a homemaker. 
She was an avid knitter and crocheter. 
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. David (Marion "Gale") Tucker of California and Mrs. Ted (Karen) Horrell of Cortland, Ohio; a son, Wayne C. Walter of New Castle; a brother, Richard Wilkison of New Castle; a sister, Margaret Spence of Owensboro, Ky.; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. 
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Wilkison; and a sister, Ruth Mazur. 
There are no calling hours and a private service will be conducted. 
Burial will be in Castle View Memorial Gardens. 
Arrangements are by the William F. and Roger M. DeCarbo Funeral Home.


 

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