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From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Oct. 1, 1960


 The auto accident on Route 28 near Hickory, which claimed four lives on
August 11, resulted in the death of the fifth person last Saturday.
 Joseph F. WITZEL, 33, of R. D. 4, McDonald, died Saturday, August 27, 1960,
in the Washington hospital from injuries suffered in the accident.
 He was born November 27, 1926, in Bridgeville.  Mr. WITZEL was a World War
II veteran, having served in the Navy.  Since 1950 he was a subcontractor
for Edward M. Ryan, Inc., and had been a farmer in the Hickory area for the
past ten years.  He was a parishioner of the Guardian Angel Mission,
 Surviving are his wife, Marie CORLAZZOLI; a daughter, Mary; and two sons
Robert and Joseph; all at home.
 Funeral services were held Wednesday morning in St. Elizabeth's church,
Lawrence.  Burial was in Queen of Heaven cemetery.


From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Sept. 1, 1960

Frank Albert SCHOTTENHEIMER, SR., 77, died Saturday, August 27, 1960, in
his home in Third street, McDonald.
 A son of John Baptist and Theresa WEISENBAUGH SCHOTTENHEIMER, he was born
July 21, 1883, in Germany.  He had resided in McDonald since 1904. In 1910
Mr. SCHOTTENHEIMER opened a motorcycle and bicycle shop which he operated
for many years.  He also was employed by the Pittsburgh Coal Co, retiring in
 He was a member of the First U. P. Church, McDonald, was an ordained elder,
a member of the Christian Service Class and a former member of the choir.
 Surviving are his wife, Bell MARTIN SCHOTTENHEIMER; a daughter, Pearl, the
wife of Arthur RANDOUR of Silver Springs, Md.; three sons, Maj. J. Albert
SCHOTTENHEIMER, with the U. S. Air Force in England, martin SCHOTTENHEIMER
of McDonald, and Frank A. SCHOTTENHEIMER of R.D. 2 Burgettstown; and a
sister, Mrs. Kate SPEICHER, West View.  There are nine grandchildren and two
 Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Rogers funeral home,
McDonald, in charge of the Rev. Samuel E. GLASS, pastor of the First U. P.
Church, McDonald. Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.

 Frank PARRY, Sr., of R. D. 3, McDonald, died Tuesday, August 23, 1960, in
the Mercy hospital, Pittsburgh.
 Mr. PARRY was born in Spain.  He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose, No.
127, Canonsburg, and Slovenian National Home, Bishop.
 Surviving are his wife, Julia BARTOLLI PARRY; four sons, Frank, Jr., and
Raymond, both of R. D. 3, McDonald, and Joseph and William, both of
Canonsburg; and a daughter, Mrs. Corrine TORNICHIO, of R. D. 3, McDonald.
There are six grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Saturday morning in Guardian Angel R. C. Church,
Southview, in charge of the Rev.Fr. F. X. FELDMAIER.  Burial was in St.
Patrick's Cemetery, Canonsburg.

 Mrs. Melvina STEWART CAIN, 86, died at 7:00 a.m. Thursday, August 25, 1960,
in the Home for Aged Women, Washington.
 Mrs. CAIN was a descendent of a pioneer family of Robinson Township, where
she was born July 26, 1874, a daughter of the late Robinson and Mary Jane
CHRISTY MATCHETT.  She spent her entire life in the Robinson and Smith
Township area. She was one of the oldest and a life-long member of the
Raccoon Presbyterian Church, Candor.
 Surviving are several nieces and nephews.  Her husband, John W. CAIN died
in 1937.
 Funeral services were held Saturday in the Wilson funeral home, Midway in
charge of the Rev. Robert VEYDT, pastor of the Midway Methodist Church.
Burial was in Raccoon Cemetery, Candor.


From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Aug. 11, 1960

Frank A. SCHAEFER, 72, died Friday, August 5, 1960, in his home in Center
avenue, McDonald.
 Mr. SCHAEFER was born December 28, 1887, in Pittsburgh, and had resided in
McDonald or the past 46 years.  He had been employed as an engineer by the
Pennsylvania Railroad for 43 years until his retirement.  He was a member of
St. Alphonsus R. C. Church, McDonald; Holy Name Society, and the Brotherhood
of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers.
 Surviving are his wife, Mary MALARKEY SCHAEFER; a daughter Mrs. Marie WYKE
of McDonald; two sisters, Mrs. Anne FARLEY and Miss Hilda SCHAEFER, and two
grandchildren, William and Lee WYKE.
 Funeral services were held Monday morning in St. Alphonsus R. C. Church,
McDonald, in charge of the Rev. Fr. James CULLEN.  Burial was in
Resurrection cemetery.

 Miss Ethel CHONKO, 52, of Highland avenue, Oakdale, died Thursday, August
4, 1960, in the Mercy hospital.  She had been in poor health the past few
years. But her death was unexpected.
 A daughter of Paul and Mary CARR CHONKO, she was born August 8, 1909, in
Federal.  She was employed by William Penn Fraternal Insurance Association.
 Besides her parents, she leaves two sisters, Mrs. Elaine COLIGURE of
Oakdale and Mrs. DeLoris SHEEHY of New York; two brothers, Oliver CHONKO of
Carnegie and Jack CHONKO, at home.
 Funeral services were held Monday, in the Thomas funeral home, Oakdale, in
charge of the Rev. C. J. FARMER, pastor of the Oakdale Presbyterian Church.
Burial was in Oakdale cemetery.

 Miss Margaret DUNLOP died at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, August 3, 1960, in her
home in St. Johns street, Midway.
 A daughter of John L. DUNLOP and the late Elizabeth R. JACK DUNLOP, she was
born in ALLENPORT.  She had resided in Midway for the past 42 years and was
a member of the Center U. P. Church.
 Surviving are her father, John L. DUNLOP, at home, and three sisters,
Katherine, the wife of Arthur SMITH of Midway; Miss Lillian DUNLOP of
MIDWAY, and Mary, the wife of George STRAIN of McDonald.

 Andrew J. CRAWFORD, 76, of Weirton, W. Va., died Monday, August 1, 1960, in
the Weirton General hospital following an illness of seven years.
 A son of the last William and Laura STARR CRAWFORD, he was born on April
29, 1884, in Avella.  He had been a resident of Weirton for 17 years, having
previously resided in Oakdale and McDonald.  He was married September 26,
1904, in Steubenville, Ohio, to the former Martha REESE.  He was a member of
the First Methodist Church and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.  He was
retired having been employed for 45 years by the Pennsylvania Railroad Co.
as a brakeman and conductor.
 Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Laura BOLDT of
Noblestown Road, Oakdale; a son, James A. CRAWFORD of Weirton, W.Va.; and a
brother, Raymond CRAWFORD of Joffre.  There are four grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held August 3 in Weirton, in charge of the Rev. A.R.
MANSBERGER, pastor of the Weirton Methodist Church.  Burial was in Robinson'
s Run cemetery.

 George R. PAXTON, of Meyersdale, died Friday afternoon, August 5, 1960, in
the Cumberland, Md. Hospital after a long illness.
 A son of the late George G. and Mary McNARY PAXTON, he was born December 2,
1901, in Chartiers Township.  After attending grade school in Chartiers
Township, he graduated from Canonsburg high school and Pennsylvania State
College.  He taught school for a number of years and for the past 25 years
had been employed as a fieldman for the Eastern States Exchange of
Springfield, Mass.
 Since residing at Meyersdale, he joined the Methodist Church in which he
took an active part as a teacher and choir member.  He was also a member of
the Rotary Club and was a school board member.
 He leaves his wife, Mary Alice HAY PAXTON; three children, tow sisters, and
two brothers.  J. Clarence PAXTON of McDonald R. D. is a brother.
 Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in Meyersdale.

 Steve STORMAN, 61, of R. D. 1, Imperial, died Thursday, August 4, 1960, in
the Ohio Valley hospital, following a brief illness.  He had resided in
Imperial his entire life.
 Surviving is a son, Paul STORMAN of Imperial, and a sister, Mrs. Mary ZIDER
of Imperial.
 Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Armour funeral home,
Imperial, in charge of the Rev. James H. Davis, pastor of the Pilgrim
Holiness Church, Clinton.  Burial was in Hebron cemetery, Clinton.

 Romaine Antoniette BOWLAND, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ross A. BOWLAND
of Liberty street, McDonald, died shortly after birth Wednesday, July 27,
1960, in the Mercy hospital.
 Surviving, besides her parents, are two sisters and two brothers, and the
maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar McKAY of Highland avenue, Oakdale.
 Funeral services were held July 28 in the Armour funeral home, Imperial, in
charge of the Rev. John SHEPARD, pastor of the Robinson's Run U. P. Church,
McDonald.  Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.


From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Aug. 18, 1960


 Two young men from the McDonald area and two from the Bridgeville district
met death Thursday of last week in an auto-truck collision on Route 28 near
Hickory.  Two others were injured.
 The four young men and one of the injured men were riding in a car which
went out of control, apparently at a high rate of speed; and crashed into
the oncoming truck.
 The dead youths are Ronald WAZ, 19, of R. D. 2, McDonald, who died in
Washington hospital shortly after the accident; George RANDOLPH, 23, of R.D.
2, McDonald; and John A. CORLAZZOLI, 17, and Myron STYCHE, 20, both of
Bridgeville.  WAZ was reported to be the driver of the car.
 Joseph WITZEL, 32, of R. D. 4, McDonald, another passenger in the car, was
seriously injured and is a patient in the Washington hospital.
 Leo MOSIER, 53, driver of the truck is also a patient in the Washington
 Ronald Allen WAZ was a son of Dorothy Eleanor ZANEY WAZ and the late Frank
J. WAZ of R. D. 2, McDonald.
 Besides his mother, he leaves two sisters, Patricia and Betty Rae; two
brothers, Richard and Larry; and his maternal grandfather, Adam ZANEY.
 Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in Bridgeville.
 George Leroy RANDOLPH, a son of Charles Edward RANDOLPH of Washington and
the late Amy Jane RIZOR RANDOLPH, was born July 13, 1937, in Washington.  He
was united in marriage January 10, 1957, with Milbert Tuttle HALL of R. D.
4, McDonald.
 Besides his wife and father, he leaves a number of brothers and sisters.
 Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in charge of the Rev. William
HADDEN, pastor of the Mt. Pleasant U. P. Church, Hickory.  Burial was in
North Buffalo Church cemetery.

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