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Gerlando D'Angelo
Gerlando John "Jerry" D'Angelo, 91, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Cecil, died Saturday, July 12, 1997.
His wife, Helen, is deceased.
Surviving are a son, Richard D'Angelo; a daughter, Anne Everhart; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four brothers, Ben, Don, Evo and Tony D'Angelo; and two sisters, Leda Hart and Sally Pancari.

Joseph A. DeMarco
Pastor of Belmont Christian Church
The Rev. Joseph A. DeMarco, 79, of 1010 First Street, Canonsburg, died at 5 a.m. Monday, July 14, 1997, at home. He was born July 2, 1918, in Midland, a son of Armando and Vincenza Santore DeMarco.
The Rev. DeMarco lived in Canonsburg most of his life, where he was pastor of Belmont Christian Church for the past 25 years. He was ordained to the ministry with the Christian Churches of North America on June 22, 1975. He also served as an interim pastor of various churches for several years, including the Italian Christian Church on Payne Place, Canonsburg, for six years.
The Rev. DeMarco worked in coal mines for 14 years and in several area mills, including Abex Corporation, where he retired in 1980.
He enjoyed gardening.
On May 6, 1939, he married Rose Pacific DeMarco, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Armando Joseph, Richard Wayne and August John DeMarco, all of Canonsburg; two brothers, Romeo DeMarco of Houston and Fortunato Fred DeMarco of Canonsburg; 10 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two sisters, Mary Sarah Tornifolio and Gaetana DeMarco; and a brother, Augustine DeMarco.

Alfred Otto Elliott
Beallsville resident 71-year member of Odd Fellows
Alfred "Jake" Otto Elliott, 94, of Beallsville, died Monday, July 14, 1997, in Washington County Health Center. He was born November 11, 1902, in Beallsville, a son of Jesse and Cora Brown Elliott.
Mr. Elliott worked for Peoples Natural Gas Co., retiring in 1966.
He was a member of the former Beallsville Presbyterian Church and most recently a member of Bentleyville Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Elliott was a member of the former Beallsville IOOF Lodge, a member of Brownsville IOOF 51 and a member of Odd Fellows for 71 years.
Surviving are his wife, Beulah Crumrine Elliott; two stepdaughters, Faye Miles and Sandra Walker, both of Columbus, Ohio; a brother, David Elliott of Scenery Hill; four sisters, Alfleda Fields and Ruth Amos of Washington, Eva Smith of Turtle Creek and Edna Snyder of California; three stepgrandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Joseph and Paul Elliott; and three sisters, Margaret Hess, Jane Gaskill and Rilma Elliott.

Lucy Dague Gunnoe
Member of Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 8319
Lucy Mae Dague Gunnoe, 67, of Maple Lane, Eighty Four, died at 10:40 a.m. Monday, July 14, 1997, in the Washington Hospital. She had been in declining health for the past two years. Born July 10, 1930, in Masontown, she was a daughter of George P. and Lucy Antonio Schultz Jackson.
A homemaker, Mrs. Gunnoe was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8319 and the Bentleyville Eagles Auxilary, of which she was past president.
She was Catholic.
She was first married to David E. Dague, who died in January 1964, and then later married Harold O. (Harry) Gunnoe, who died June 21, 1970.
Surviving are a stepdaughter, Carolyn Crile of Washington; a half brother, Earl Jackson of Charleston, W.Va.; a stepgrandchild, Jamie Falvo; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a half sister, Elizabeth Collier; two brothers, James and Edward Jackson; and a sister, Beulah Griffith.
She made her home with Robert F. Queen.

Michael Hostovich
Nurseryman active in St. Joan of Arc Parish
Michael Hostovich, 85, of Venetia, Peters Township, died Sunday, July 13, 1997, in ManorCare Health Services, McMurray. He was born August 7, 1911, in Ambridge, a son of Michael and Maria Pupach Hostovich.
Mr. Hostovich was founder and owner of Brookwood Nursery in Venetia.
He was active in St. Joan of Arc Church, Library, where he served as usher and was one of 13 individuals memorialized in the cornerstone of the church. He purchased the parish school nuns their first car - a 1952 Chevy. 
Mr. Hostovich wa a member of VFW 6664, Library, and designed the grounds of the Veterans Monument in Library.
His wife, Irene Hajnos, died in 1993 .
Surviving are a daughter, Georgiann Stegenga; two sons, Ronald and Michael Hostovich; two brothers, John and George Hostovich; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Dorothy Jacobs
Member of First United Methodist Church
Dorothy Rettinger Jacobs, 87, of 310 Jefferson Avenue, Ellwood City, died Saturday, July 12, 1997, in Ellwood City Hospital. She was born on November 30, 1909, in Washington, to George and Sara Shirey Rettinger.
A homemaker, Mrs. Jacobs was a former active member of the First United Methodist Church in Ellwood City and was a former officer of "Charlie's Angels Dance Group." She also organized the local American Association of Retired Persons Line Dance Group.
On May 30, 1929, she married Harry C. Jacobs, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Patricia Hill of Ellwood City, Sandy Darrin of Conneaut and Beck Bukac of Meadville; a son, Richard Jacobs of Seattle, Wash.; a sister, Leota Eakin of Washington; and a brother, George Rettinger of Washington; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sisters, Jeanie Jamison and Celia McConnell.
Burial is Wednesday, July 16, in Locust Grove Cemetery, Ellwood City. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Ellwood City, or the Arthritis Foundation.

E. Pearl Kotyk
A lifetime Canonsburg resident
E. Pearl Kotyk, 71, of Canonsburg, died Monday, July 14, 1997, at Washington County Health Center following a brief Illness. She was born July 23, 1925, in Canonsburg, daughter of Daniel and Maria Cygan Kotyk.
Miss Kotyk lived her entire life in Canonsburg where she was a homemaker.
She was a member of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, Canonsburg and the Russian Brotherhood Organization of Canonsburg.
Surviving are four sisters, Annie Kotyk and Helen Kotyk, with whom she made her home, Nellie Koval of Canonsburg and Eva Cadez Kulik of Houston; three brothers, Steve Kotyk of Canonsburg, Harry Kotyk of Houston and Frank Kotyk of Canonsburg; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a sister, Julia Verakis; and two brothers, John Kotyk and William Kotyk.

Vaughn W. Lemley
Vaughn W. Lemley, 73, of Mt. Morris R.D.1, died at 5:39 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 1997, at Greene County Memorial Hospital's emergency room.
He was born July 31, 1923, in Perry Township, Greene County, a son of Ansel Arl and Nannie Knotts Lemley. Mr. Lemley spent his entire life in Greene County.
He was a member of the Carpenters Union out of Morgantown, W.Va., a member of Waynesburg Moose Lodge No. 461 and was an associate member of the Fraternal Order of Police in Morgantown.
He had worked for several different contractors during his life as a carpenter, last being employed by Coombs and Hemmann in Morgantown where he retired in 1986.
Mr. Lemley was a member of the Claughton Chapel United Methodist Church.
His wife, Anna Lou Lemley Lemley, whom he married June 1, 1949, survives.
Also surviving are four daughters, Karen Ruckle of Morgantown, W.Va., Karol Koast and Betty Jo Chapman, both of Mt. Morris and Kathy Williams of Fairmont, W.Va.; one sister, Vivian R. Lemley of Waynesburg; and seven grandchildren, Andrea Ruckle, Scott Koast, Eric Koast, Brittany Koast, Ryan Hays, Adam Chapman and Brian Chapman. 

Douglas Louk
Douglas Raymond Morrison Louk, 6, of Washington, was pronounced dead on arrival at Washington Hospital Sunday, July 13, 1997, as the result of a tragic accident.
He was born October 31, 1990, in Perry, Ga., son of Douglas E. Louk and Patricia Lynn Morrison, both of Washington. Douglas was to enter first grade in September.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are two brothers, Michael A. Gheen and Dillon M. Richards; two sisters, Krysta Morrison and Tracy L. Kisner, all of Washington; maternal grandmother, Darlene Calvert and paternal grandmother, Barbara JoAnn Wilson, both of Washington.

Margaret Jane Ringler
A Mapletown High School graduate
Margaret Jane Ringler, 74, of Allons, Tenn., formerly of Greene County, died Sunday, July 13, 1997, in Doctors Hospital, Massillon, Ohio, while visiting family. She was born April 19, 1923, in Monongahela, a daughter of Thomas and Jane Hodgson Jones.
Mrs. Ringler was a 1940 graduate of Mapletown High School and was a homemaker.
She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Livingston, Tenn.
She is survived by her husband, Raymond K. Ringler, whom she married July 7, 1944; two sisters, Anne Rush of Cortland, Ohio, and Mildred Bock of Lewistown; a brother, Thomas Jones of Wellsville, Ohio; and a granddaughter.
Deceased are a daughter, Thomasina Kleva, who died July 1989; and two brothers, Richard Jones and Albert Jones.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, in the Highlandtown Cemetery, Highlandtown, Ohio.

William D. Tarr
Retired from Western Auto Supply Co., Detroit, Mich.
William D. Tarr, 75, of Dade City, Fla., formerly of Flat Rock, Mich., died at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 1997. He was born March 30, 1922, in Pittsburgh, son of James E. and Elizabeth James Tarr.
Mr. Tarr served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1941 through 1945 at Guadalcanal, British Solomon Islands, Hawaiian Islands, Eniwetok, Marshall Islands, Saipan, Tinian and Marinas Islands.
He was a sales manager for Western Auto Supply Co. in the Detroit, Mich., area, for 35 years, retiring in 1980.
Mr. Tarr was a life member of VFW Post 764 in Pennsylvania, American Legion Post 793 in Pennsylvania, Moose Lodge 397, Dade Ciity, Marine Corps League and Disabled American Veterans. 
Surviving are three sons, Tom of Monroe, Mich., John J. of Flat Rock and Daniel of South Carolina; one daughter, Sue Hannah of Monroe; one brother, Jack C. Tarr of Bridgeville; two sisters, Jennie Bell of Pittsburgh and Marian Wilbar of Norristown; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a son, William N. Tarr; and a brother, James Tarr.
Services and interment were held in Flat Rock.

Alvin C. Edwards
Retired service station manager
Alvin C. Edwards, 83, of Bentleyville (Ginger Hill), formerly of Gastonville, died Tuesday, October 19, 1999, in Mon Valley Hospital, Carroll Township.
He was born September 2, 1916, in Gastonville, a son of George and Anna Black Edwards.
He was Methodist.
Mr. Edwards retired as a Boron service station manager.
Surviving are his wife, Ada "Mae" Castor Edwards, with whom he celebrated 58 years of marriage October 2, 1999; two sons, Ronald A. Edwards of Finleyville and Derrel Edwards of Charleroi; four grandchildren, Rhonda Mucci and Renee, Tara and Christopher Edwards; and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a sister, Marian Ostrander; and a brother, Kenneth Edwards.

Clarence Tennant
Worked 43 years for Allegheny Power Co.
Clarence "Bud" Tennant, 77, of Carmichaels, formerly of Wellsburg, W.Va., and New Haven, W.Va., died at 9:15 a.m. Friday, September 24, 1999, in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg.
He was born September 12, 1922, in Porters Falls, W.Va., a son of Clarence Raymond and Blanche Whiteman Tennant.
Since 1969, Mr. Tennant had been a resident of Carmichaels, where he was a member of Greene Valley Presbyterian Church.
He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of American Legion Post 423 of Masontown.
Mr. Tennant was employed by Allegheny Power Co. for 43 years, working at Hatfield Power Station from 1969 until his retirement in 1985.
On March 31, 1951, he married Mary Lauri, who died August 13, 1992.
Surviving are two sons, Robert R. and Kenneth L. Tennant, both of Carmichaels; a daughter, Cindy Rinehart of Sterling, Va.; seven grandchildren, Brian D. Palmer, Kenneth L. Jr., Marcus R., Jason D. and Devin R. Tennant, Lauri R. and Jessica A. Rinehart; two brothers, Carl "Buck" Tennant of New Haven, W.Va., and Richard Tennant of Mt. Alto, W.Va.; three sisters, Jerry Hoit of Wellsburg, W.Va., and Betty Sayre and Rose Hoffman, both of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a brother, Bernard "Newt" Tennant; and a sister, Pauline Dugan.

BERNOLA - Friends of Elmo "Monk" Bernola of Burgettstown, who died Sunday, May 2, 1999, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Lee & Martin Funeral Home, 73 Highland Avenue, Burgettstown, where a blessing service will be held Thursday, May 6, with the Rev. Richard J. Tusky officiating. Interment in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Burgettstown.

BRYAN - Friends of Frank Flenniken Bryan Jr. of 325 North Porter Street, Waynesburg, who died Monday, May 3, 1999, will be received from 6:30 to 8 p.m., the time of a memorial service, Wednesday, May 5, in the Behm Funeral Home Inc., 182 West High Street, Waynesburg, with the Rev. Richard E. Visser officiating.

CHRISTOPHER - Friends of Anna Ruth Christopher of Dorothy Avenue, Washington, who died Monday, May 3, 1999, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 8, with the Rev. John Varner officiating. Interment in North Ten Mile Baptist Church Cemetery.

DELEUZE - Friends of Morse "Mouse" George Deleuze of Laurel Avenue, Washington, who died Monday, May 3, 1999, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Warco-Falvo Funeral Home Inc., Wilson at East Katherine avenues, Washington, S. Timothy Warco, supervisor/director, Susan Falvo Warco, director, where a blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. David DeWitt officiating. Burial in Robinson Run Cemetery, McDonald.

DELLARSO - Friends of Mary R. Dellarso of 145 Muse-Bishop Road, Canonsburg, who died Monday, May 3, 1999, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, J. David Sollon, supervisor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6, in the St. Patrick Worship Site of St. Patrick Parish. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

HEGEDUS - Friends of Clara Hegedus of 823 First Street, Canonsburg, who died Sunday, May 2, 1999, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, J. David Sollon, supervisor. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, in St. Patrick Worship Site of St. Patrick Parish, Canonsburg. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery.

HENDERSON - Friends of Helen Spragg Henderson of Waynesburg R.D.4, who died Sunday, May 2, 1999, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., 197 North Maiden Street, Waynesburg, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, with Pastor Ken Miller officiating. Burial in Garards Fort Cemetery.

KARMANN - Friends of Ronald W. Karmann Jr. of Midway, who died Monday, May 3, 1999, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the Eugene C. Coleman Funeral Home, Route 50, Cecil, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 6, with Jeff Taylor, chaplain of the U.S. Air Force Reserves 911th Airlift Wing of Coraopolis, officiating. Interment in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Kurt Michael Karmann Educational Fund, P.O. Box 646, Midway, PA 15060.

KATLUBECK - Friends of Anna Katlubeck of 414 Blue Jay Drive, Hendersonville, who died Monday, May 3, 1999, will be received from noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, J. David Sollon, supervisor, where a blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 6, with Deacon Joseph Meyer of St. Patrick Parish officiating. Burial in Oak Spring Cemetery.

KESSLER - Friends of Deena Janeen Kessler of Canonsburg, who died Monday, May 3, 1999, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home, 27 Cherry Avenue, Houston, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 7, with the Rev. Rick Kauffman officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Spring Cemetery, Canonsburg.

MENICHI - Friends of Jennie Menichi of McDonald, formerly of Peters Township, who died Saturday, May 1, 1999, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Salandra Funeral Service, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, at St. Patrick Worship Site of St. Patrick Parish, Canonsburg. Interment in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters Township. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Washington Hospital Hospice Care, 351 West Beau Street, Washington, PA 15301. The Catholic Daughters Court Canonsburg 1211 will recite the rosary at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.

MURPHY - Friends of Emma Lee Murphy of 12 Chestnut Street, Coal Center, who died Sunday, May 2, 1999, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in John E. Greenlief Funeral Home, Fourth and Wood streets, California, where a prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, followed at 10 a.m. by Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church, California, with the Rev. Timothy Whalen as celebrant. Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, California.

RUTTLE - Friends of Loretta Fithian Ruttle of Bethel Park, who died Sunday, May 2, 1999, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Freyvogle-Slater Funeral Home, 112 Fort Couch Road, Bethel Park (opposite Lazarus at South Hills Village). Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am. Wednesday, May 5, in St. Valentine Church. Interment in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters Township. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 1323 Forbes Avenue, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, or to St. Valentine Church, 2710 Ohio Street, Bethel Park, PA 15102.

SLUCIAK - Friends of John Michael Sluciak of Woodhull, N.Y., formerly of Canonsburg, who died Sunday, May 2, 1999, will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Salandra Funeral Service, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 6, in St. Genevieve Worship Site of St. Patrick Parish, Canonsburg. Interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery. 

SMUTNEY - Friends of Joseph Smutney of Burgettstown, who died Saturday, May 1, 1999, will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home, 18 Campbell Street, Avella, where Panachida will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, followed by Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Byzantine Rite, Avella, with the Rev. Edward Lucas as celebrant. Burial in St. John's Cemetery, Avella.


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