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Joann C. Black
Joann C. Black, 69, of Marble, wife of Stewart "Ed" Black, died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, in Lee General Hospital, Cape Coral, Fla., following a short illness.
The Faller Funeral Home in Fryburg is in charge of arrangements.

Charles R. 'Charley' Glenn
Charles R. "Charley" Glenn, 84, of Corsica, died at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, in Clarion Hospital.
Born May 18, 1917, in Corsica, he was a son of Edward Perry and Amy Rebecca Oster Glenn.
Mr. Glenn was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns. He received the Good Conduct Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars, the World War II Victory Medal, the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart Medal.
He was self-employed for 40 years at Glenn Merchandising near Corsica.
Mr. Glenn won the state of California Independent Primary in the 1984 presidential election.
He served on the Clarion-Limestone School Board.
Mr. Glenn was a guest lecturer in the psychology department at Clarion University.
He was a certified hypnologist and had organized a local chapter of Life Science Church.
Mr. Glenn was involved in his community, doing various volunteer services and social work.
He enjoyed reading.
Mr. Glenn was married Oct. 23, 1946, to Elizabeth Ellen Simpson, who died Dec. 18, 2000.
Surviving are a daughter, Carol Elizabeth Keeley of Tulsa, Okla.; five sons, Kenneth Charles Glenn and his wife, Sharon, of Ligonier, Ronald Irwin Glenn and his wife, Pat, of Strattanville, Dwight David Glenn and his wife, Luann, of Fisher, Charles Mark Glenn and his companion, Jennifer, of Harmony, and Leo Franklin Glenn and his fiancee, Chris, of Slippery Rock.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Glenn was preceded in death by a daughter, Cathy Ellen Glenn, in 1976; three sisters, Goldie Buman, Leona Serafin and Estelle Denning; and three brothers, David Glenn, Edward Glenn and Scott Glenn.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Robert V. Burns Funeral Home, Clarion.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Corsica Volunteer Fire Department, Corsica, 15829, or to the Clarion Chapter of Meals on Wheels, Clarion, 16214.

Linda G. Douglass
Linda G. Douglass, 41, of 204 W. Seventh St., died at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, in Presbyterian University Hospital, Pittsburgh, following a short illness.
The Reinsel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BYRON L. ASHBAUGH
Byron L. Ashbaugh, 89, formerly of the Emlenton area, brother of Mrs. Walter (Bertha) Hays of Emlenton RD 1, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, in Hendersonville, N.C.

DOROETHA L. BEST
Doroetha L. Best, 76, of Route 58, Sligo, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 14, 2001, in Clarion Hospital following a short illness.
The Varner Funeral Home in Sligo is in charge of arrangements.

SANDRA EDWARDS
Sandra Edwards, 55, of Rosemont Farm, Franklin, died suddenly Monday, Nov. 12, 2001.
Born Dec. 10, 1945, in Bologna, Italy, she was a daughter of Fiorentino and Lia Dalle Olle DiMotta.
She received a degree in education from the University of Bologna.
Mrs. Edwards enjoyed using the computer, reading, cooking and gardening.
She was of the Catholic faith.
Mrs. Edward was married June 7, 1977, to Dr. William P. Edwards, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Eric Edwards, who attends medical school at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., and Daniel Edwards at home.
She also is survived by her mother, Lia DiMotta of Bologna, Italy; a sister and her husband, Silvano and Piero Rotondo of Bologna, Italy; and several nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Huff Chapel, 312 W. Park St., Franklin.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. William O'Brien officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the Autism Society of America, 7910 Woodmont Ave., Suite 300, Bethesda, Md. 20814-3067.

SYLVA A. MCCONNELL
Sylva A. McConnell, 87, formerly of 16 High St., Stoneboro, died at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, in Countryside Convalescent Home, Mercer, after an extended illness.
Born April 20, 1914, in Stoneboro, she was a daughter of Henry H. and Sylvia Belle Wright McClearn.
She was a graduate of the former Stoneboro High School, where she played on the basketball team.
Mrs. McConnell was the tax collector in Stoneboro for more than 35 years.
She was a member of Lakeview Church of God.
Mrs. McConnell was well-known in the area as a musician, playing piano and organ. She also was a vocalist and played with a local group known as the "Ding-a-lings."
As a young woman, Mrs. McConnell played in the dance halls that existed many years ago in Stoneboro.
In her early years, she had been active in the Stoneboro Lions Club, playing for many of their programs. She also was very active in the Lions Club minstrel shows.
Mrs. McConnell had been a member of the Stoneboro Music Club, Stoneboro Women's Club and the Stoneboro Fireman's Ladies Auxiliary.
She was married April 30, 1936, to James R. McConnell, who died March 27, 1975.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Michael F. (Sylva Ann) Ferry of Monroeville; three sons and their wives, James H. and Pat McConnell of Salem, Ohio, William L. and Kathy McConnell of Santa Maria, Calif., and John E. and Susie McConnell of Franklin; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. McConnell was preceded in death by six sisters and four brothers.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Scott A. Black Funeral Home, 99 Franklin St., Stoneboro.
Funeral and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home with the Rev. Patrick Vance, pastor of the Lakeview Church of God, officiating.
Interment will be in Crestview Memorial Park, Pine Township, Grove City.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lakeview Church of God, P.O. Box 457, Stoneboro, 16153.

BIRD EUGENE MOORE
Bird Eugene Moore, 80, of 2079 Jeffrey Drive, Bullhead City, Ariz., died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, in Bullhead City.
Born May 1, 1921, near Roseville, Jefferson County, he was a son of Bird and Ida Wayland Moore.
He was a graduate of Corsica Union High School.
Mr. Moore was a veteran of World War II, with two years of his service time spent in the Aleutian Islands.
Prior to moving to Fontana, Calif., Mr. Moore was employed at the Pittsburgh & Shawmut Railroad and the Sylvania Plant in Brookville. Following his retirement from FMC in Riverside, Calif., they moved to Bullhead City, Ariz.
While living in the area, Mr. Moore was a member of the Pisgah Presbyterian Church in Corsica.
Mr. Moore was married Feb. 7, 1947, to Lois Key in the Corsica Presbyterian parsonage by the Rev. Gerald Palmer. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Larry of Riverside, Calif., and Kris of Fontana, Calif.; and three grandsons, David, Michael and Jacob.
He also is survived by a sister, Mrs. Paul (Josephine) Whitehill of Clarion; two brothers and their wives, Robert and Kelly of Indiana, Pa., and Donald and Barbara of Shelburne, Vt.; a nephew Franklin Dinger and wife, Barbara, of Rancho Cuanmonga, Calif., who was reared by his grandparents. Several other nephews and nieces survive.
Preceding him in death were an infant brother, Arthur; and a sister, Margaret "Margie" Dinger.
A memorial service will be held Monday, Nov. 19, in the Pisgah Presbyterian Church, Corsica, with the Rev. James Dietrich, pastor, officiating.
Interment will be in the Corsica Pisgah Cemetery, Jefferson County.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.
The McKinney Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Brookville, is in charge of arrangements.

BETTY JANE TOLLEY
Betty Jane Tolley, 80, of Cooksburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, in Jefferson Manor, Brookville, after an extended illness.
Born Oct. 21, 1921, in Tarentum, she was a daughter of Charles E. and Stella Yeagley Pfeiffer.
Mrs. Tolley was married in Springdale on Feb. 14, 1940, to Gilbert Tolley, who survives.
Also surviving are a brother and his wife, Kenneth and Dorothy Pfeiffer of Harwick.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Tolley was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Pfeiffer; and a sister, Mary Elizabeth Couch.
The Borland Funeral Home Inc. in Leeper is in charge of arrangements.
Interment will be in Cooksburg Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Greenwood Memorial Church.

Elizabeth "Bettie" Young
Elizabeth "Bettie" Young, 71, of Sheffield HC 1, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh.
Born Oct. 25, 1930, in Akron, Ohio, she was a daughter of Luther Peck.
Mrs. Young had worked as a waitress.
She was married Nov. 8, 1949, to Sanford Paul Young, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Donna) Sutton of Cochranton, Nancy Young of Erie and Marlene Mawhinney of Uniontown; one son, Richard Young of Geneva, Ohio; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She also is survived by a half sister, Arzella Dye of Indiana, Pa.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters; and a sister, Virginia.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Ronald Dickson Funeral Home, Cochranton.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. John Boal, pastor of Cochranton Presbyterian Church, officiating.
Interment will be in Milledgeville Cemetery.

Florence Bancroft Guiler Kristyak
Florence E. Bancroft Guiler Kristyak, 90, of 3226 S. Main St., Sandy Lake, died at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2002, in her home after a period of failing health.
Born April 6, 1912, in Farrell, she was a daughter of John T. and Winifred J. Egan Bancroft.
She attended parochial school in Farrell and was of the Catholic faith.
In her early years, Mrs. Kristyak worked for the Reznor of Mercer.
Mrs. Kristyak was a homemaker, loved to garden and was an avid reader. She enjoyed writing and several jingles she had written were published.
She was a member of the Northeast Mercer County Democrat Club where she served as publicity director.
Her first husband, John M. Guiler, preceded her in death in 1934. She then married Matthew N. Kristyak on Sept. 4, 1943, and he died Feb. 1, 1998.
Surviving are two daughters, Fay M. Hartsfield of Copperas Cove, Texas, and Sharon E. Boughner of Cochranton; one son and his wife, Charles J. and Hazel Guiler of Mercer; six grandchildren, Nancy Corbett, Teresa Horchler, Susan McCandless and Mark Guiler, all of Mercer, and John Hartsfield and Ronda Hartsfield, both of Copperas Cove, Texas; and 11 great-grandchildren, Josh, Allison and Derek McCandless, Dane and Collin Corbett, Zachary and Ethen Horckler and Nicholas and Nate Guiler, all of Mercer, and Eric and Shane Michael Hartsfield of Cooperas Cove, Texas.
She also is survived by one brother, William Bancroft of Sharon.
In addition to her parents and husbands, Mrs. Kristyak was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Hunter and Mary Bancroft; three brothers, Edward Bancroft, who died in the Korean War, Thomas Bancroft and Kenneth Bancroft; and two aunts, Catherine Bahen and Marie Sweeney.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Scott A. Black Funeral Home, 99 Franklin St., Stoneboro.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home with the Rev. LaMonte Sayers, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Cochranton, officiating.
Interment and committal services will be held in Findley Cemetery, Findley Township, Mercer.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Crawford County Hospice, 448 Pine St., Meadville, 16335.

Douglas D. Henry Sr.
Douglas D. Henry Sr., 46, of New Bethlehem RD 2, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Born March 22, 1956, in Fort Benning, Ga., he was the son of Joseph A. Henry Sr. and Mona Clemens Henry.
He was a 1975 graduate of Redbank Valley High School, New Bethlehem.
Mr. Henry was employed for 23 years at the McKay Coal Co.
He was a member of the Oakland Church of God in Distant.
Mr. Henry enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with his family and friends.
Surviving are his parents of New Bethlehem; and two sons, Douglas D. Henry Jr. of Lock Haven and Nathan Henry of New Bethlehem RD 2.
Also surviving are two sisters, Diane Henry of New Bethlehem RD 2 and Tammi Henry of New Bethlehem; and one brother, Joseph A. Henry Jr. of New Bethlehem.
Mr. Henry was preceded in death by a daughter, Heidi Henry; maternal grandparents, Ernest and Mary Clemens; and paternal grandparents, Marion and Lurline Henry.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Bish Memorial Funeral Home, 206 South St., New Bethlehem.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. James G. Swogger, pastor of the Oakland Church of God in Distant, officiating.
Interment will be in the Oakland Cemetery at Distant, where graveside services will be private.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of one's choice.

Naomi E. Steele
Naomi E. Steele, 97, formerly of East Main Street, Brookville, and a resident of Pennsylvania Memorial Home, Brookville, died there Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002.
Born March 17, 1904, in Rose Township, Jefferson County, she was the daughter of George and Margaret Reed Barnett.
Mrs. Steele worked as a nurses aide at Brookville Hospital.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Brookville.
Mrs. Steele also was a member of the White Shrine in New Bethlehem.
She was married to Wade F. Steele, who died Oct. 5, 1980.
Surviving are a son and his wife, Raymond I. and Mary Steele of Brookville; two daughters, Mrs. Anne Chitester of Brookville and Mrs. Wayne (Carole) Laque of Waverly, W.Va.; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Steele was preceded in death by one son, Robert V. Steele; seven brothers; and two sisters.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the McKinney Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Brookville.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home with the Rev. Mick Chittester officiating.
Interment will be in St. John Cemetery at Windy Hill, Rose Township, Jefferson County.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Jefferson Street, Brookville, or to the Pennsylvania Memorial Home, 51 Euclid Ave., Brookville, 15825.

Paul Leonard Boyer
Paul Leonard Boyer, 71, of State College, formerly of Cranberry, died Tuesday, May 21, 2002 in Centre Community Hospital.
Born March 23, 1931, in Cranberry, he was the son of Donald C. and Effie M. Irwin Boyer.
Mr. Boyer was a member of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.
He was a 1949 graduate of Cranberry High School. He attended California State Teachers College and received his bachelor of science degree in industrial arts in June 1957 from Penn State University.
Mr. Boyer worked in the illustrating department of HRB-Singer from 1956 until May 1971. He began working in June 1971 at Supelco Inc. in Bellefonte and retired in July 1992 as vice president for communications.
He was a former member of the Cranberry Methodist Church, St. Paul United Methodist Church in State College and the Houserville United Methodist Church. While a member of the Houserville church, he served as a teacher for the fifth- and sixth-grades and the Young Adult Sunday School classes and was a member of the pastor and parish relations committee.
Mr. Boyer was a former member and officer of the College Township Lions Club; a former member and officer of the State College Toastmasters Club 1219; a former member of the Nittany Amateur Radio Club, State College; and a former member of the College Township Advisory Board to the Parks and Recreation Committee.
His hobbies included camping, walking, bicycle riding with his family on the bike path and inline skating with his grandson. He enjoyed detailing his vehicles, gardening and working on his lawn and spending time with his family.
Mr. Boyer was married May 8, 1954, in Seneca Methodist Church to Alice M. Krathge, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter and her husband, Paulette M. and Thomas P. Rider of Bellefonte; two sons, Brent L. Boyer of State College and Brook L. Boyer and his wife, Dawn, of rural Port Matilda; and one grandson, Thomas P. Rider II of Bellefonte.
He also is survived by a brother and his wife, William L. and Maxine Boyer of Cranberry.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Boyer was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert E. Boyer of Mattoon, Ill., and Eugene I. Boyer of Cranberry.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home with the Rev. Drew S. Fenstermacher officiating.
Interment will be in the Houserville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Florence Jean Holmes
Florence Jean Holmes, 94, a former resident of Oil City, died at 3 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2002, in Oak Hill Nursing Home, Greensburg, where she had resided for the past year.
Born Jan. 4, 1908, in Swissvale, she was the daughter of George and Jean Belle Munnell White.
She was a 1926 graduate of Swissvale High School, where she was active in the Drama Club, French Club and Glee Club and was captain of the girl's basketball team. She also was a graduate of the Pittsburgh College for Women, where she majored in French.
Mrs. Holmes was married Aug. 15, 1928, to Wendell R. Holmes Sr., who died June 18, 1964. They had seven children and resided in Monongahela where Mrs. Holmes worked as a volunteer in the snack bar at Monongahela Hospital.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Monongahela, where she served as an elder, trustee and deacon, was a member of the 3 M's Club, sang in the choir for many years and taught the Gibson Class for nearly 30 years.
While living in Oil City, Mrs. Holmes was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where she sang in the choir and served as Youth Fellowship leader with her husband.
She loved singing, reading and playing bridge.
Surviving are four children, Patricia Stevenson of Bethlehem, Wendell R. Holmes Jr. and his wife, Carolyn, of Irwin, Virginia McDonough and her husband, Floyd, of Oil City and Susanne Roehlich and her husband, Karl, of Churchill; 18 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Holmes was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley A. Gerard; two sons, G. Richard Holmes and John H. Holmes; a brother, Wilbur White; two sisters, Gladys Bailey and Ruth Howell; two grandsons, Mark A. McDonough and Kurt D. Roehlich; and two sons-in-law, Alex Stevenson and Vernon Gerard.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in the L.M. Frye Funeral Home, 427 W. Main St., Monongahela.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home.
Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.

Alice E. Schmader
A memorial Mass for Alice E. Schmader, 94, of Lucinda, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, in St. Joseph Church, Lucinda, with the Rev. Joseph Czarkowski, pastor, presiding.
Friends and family will be received in the church from 9 to 10 a.m. prior to the Mass.
Mrs. Schmader died Saturday, May 18, 2002, in Foothill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Glendora, Calif.

Robert E. Botts
Robert E. Botts, 70, of the village of Monroe, Route 338, Knox, Beaver Township, Clarion County, died at 12:02 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2002, shortly after his arrival in the emergency room of the Clarion Hospital.
Born April 4, 1932, in Beaver Township, Clarion County, he was a son of J. Alton and Lydia Armstrong Botts.
A veteran of the Korean conflict, he served with the U.S. Air Force.
He worked for a number of years at Clarion University.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth Hanel Botts; two sons, J. Alan Botts of Knox and W. Edward Botts and his wife, Susan, of Frederick, Md.; and a brother, Wayne I. Botts of Shippenville.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Cloyd Botts.
There will be no visitation.
Funeral services will be private.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to the charity of one's choice.
The Christopher M. Hile Funeral Home of St. Petersburg is in charge of arrangements.

Madeline G. Boyles
Madeline G. Boyles, 78, of Shippenville, died at 6:55 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2002, at UPMC Horizon Hospital in Greenville.
The David C. McEntire Funeral Home of Knox is in charge of arrangements.

Linda Ann McDonough
Linda Ann McDonough, 50, of 4 Fourth St., Rouseville, died Friday, May 24, 2002, at her residence.
Born Oct. 9, 1951, in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of Juno A. and Idamae Schnepp Gonano.
Mrs. McDonough was a graduate of Mt. Alvernia High School in Pittsburgh.
She had worked at RGIS, Baker's Transportation, the Franklin Area School District and last at Lane Bryant as an assistant manager.
Mrs. McDonough was an active member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Franklin.
She was a member of the Oil City and Franklin Jaycees and served as the last president of the Franklin Jaycees.
Mrs. McDonough enjoyed her church, her grandson, gardening, outdoor activities and helping her husband with woodworking.
She was married June 28, 1975, in St. James Church in Pittsburgh, to Robert W. McDonough Sr., who survives.
Mrs. McDonough is also survived by a son, Robert W. McDonough Jr. of Lower Burrell; a daughter, Traci Karasinski and her husband, Jason, of Oil City; and a grandson, Caleb Karasinski of Oil City.
Also surviving are a brother, Ronald Gonano of Turtle Creek; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Mrs. McDonough was preceded in death by her parents.
friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Morrison Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Franklin with the pastor, the Rev. Frederick Keller, officiating.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 737 Elk St., Franklin, 16323.

Sarah L. Cotherman
Sarah L. Cotherman, 78, of St. Petersburg, died at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare-Shippenville, following a lengthy illness. Born April 19, 1924, in Richland Township, Clarion County, she was a daughter of Daniel and Crea Beiry Whitling. Mrs. Cotherman was a member of St. Petersburg United Methodist Church. She attended the St. Petersburg Senior Citizens Center and was a member of the ladies auxiliary of the American Legion Post of Lamartine. She was married Oct. 1, 1946, in Columbus, Ohio, to Charley W. Cotherman, who preceded her in death June 5, 1994. Surviving are two daughetrs, Mrs. Kenny (Jean) Myers of Emlenton and Mrs. Loni (Linda) Hepler of Knox; nine sons, Floyd N. Cotherman of Knox, Dan L. Cotherman of Guys Mills, Charles W. Cotherman of St. Petersburg, William E. Cotherman of Parker, Lawrence H. Cotherman of New Windsor, Md., Thomas K. Cotherman of Shippenville, Walter P. Cotherman of Emlenton, Jeffrey A. Cotherman of Emlenton and Ronald L. Cotherman of Emlenton; 26 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Esther Best of Seneca; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Floyd Whitling; and a grandson, Eric Cotherman. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Christopher M. Hile Funeral Home in St. Petersburg. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Dan Myers, pastor of the St. Petersburg United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Zion-Union Cemetery in Richland Township, Venango County.

D. Scott Ray
D. Scott Ray, 37, of Parker, died Thursday evening, May 23, 2002, as a result of injuries suffered in a car accident in Butler County. Born June 19, 1964, in Kittanning, he was a son of Barry D. "Buzz" and Patricia E. Jamieson Ray. He attended Karns City High School. An automobile and Harley Davidson enthusiast, he was employed by Geither's Auto Body in Butler and Cipolla Auto and Truck Center near Chicora. He was of the Protestant faith. He was married April 13, 1995, to the former Donna S. Sellers, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Keith Allen McNaughton of Parker and Kenneth Scott McNaughton of West Freedom; two daughters, Ashley Marie Young of Butler and Megan Lee Ray of Butler; his parents, Barry E. and Patricia E. Ray of Bruin; two sisters, Mrs. Eric J. (Stephanie E.) Mennor of Chicora and Mrs. David W. (Saundra L.) Gifford of Karns City; and two nieces and three nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Richard D. Hillis Funeral Home, Argyle Street, Petrolia. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home with the Rev. James C. Higgins, pastor of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Chicora, officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Chicora RD 1.

Robert P. Vistins
Robert P. Vistins, 76, of 1330 New St., Franklin, died at his residence. Born March 28, 1926, in Franklin, he was a son of the late Patsy Vistin and Rachel Griffith Vistin. He was employed at several restaurants. Mr. Vistin was a member of St. Patrick Church. He enjoyed flowers. Surviving are a brother, Bud Vistins of Erie; and a sister, Betty Kusz of Oil City. There will be no visitation, and private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. Robert W. Gardinier is in charge of arrangements.


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