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From the McDonald Record-Outlook  July 19,  1951

OAKDALE MAN DIES AT WHEEL OF CAR
 A 33-year-old Oakdale man died of a heart attack at the wheel of his
automobile July 10 only a few hours after he had been examined at Southside
hospital for a heart ailment.
 Vincent VALENT of Union avenue extension was fatally stricken while driving
in the Westend.  His car drifted down Steuben street out of control.  It was
spotted by Patrolman Samuel ALEXANDER, who opened the door and pulled the
emergency break.  VALENT was pronounced dead at Southside hospital.
 Surviving are his wife, Stella KUZNESKY VALENT; two daughters, Karen and
Janet; a son Vincent III; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent VSLENT, Sr., and
a brother, Angelo VALENT, all of Oakdale.
 Requiem high mass was sung Saturday morning at St. Patrick's R.C. church,
Noblestown, by the Rev. Fr. Martin FLAHERTY.  Burial was in St. Patrick's
cemetery.

 BURGETTSTOWN MAN KILLED IN STEEL MILL
 Fred COOK, Jr., 28, of Burgettstown was crushed to death on July 15 by a
crane while at work at the Weirton, W. Va. steel mill.
 Mr. COOK was a welder and had been employed at the Weirton plant for the
past three years.
 He was born at Avella, April 10, 1923, a son of Fred COOK, Sr., of R. D. 1,
McDonald, and the late Mary DEWALD COOK.
 He is survived by his wife, Helen GINOSKY COOL; four children, Charles,
Marjorie, Floyd and Jessie, at home; his father, and the following brothers
and sisters, Henry COOL of Lawrence, and Mrs. Katherine PUTT, Mrs. Dorothy
KREHNOVI, Viola, Richard, Robert, Donald, Patricia, and Reginia, (sic) all
of R.D. 1, McDonald.
 Funeral services were held on Wednesday in the Rogers funeral home in
charge of the Rev. Samuel E. GLASS.  Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.

 Mrs. Emma BAKER SLAUGENHAUPT, 91, died at 1:10 p.m. July 16, 1951, at her
home, Vincennes avenue, Oakdale.
 She was born July 7, 1860, at Rimersburg.  She joined the Methodist church
there and later became a member of the Oakdale Presbyterian church.  She was
united I marriage to the late Edwin SLAUGENHAUPT and came to Oakdale in
1897.
 Surviving are the following sons and daughters:  Ola of East Bend, and
Blanche, Jennings and Marvel, all of Oakdale; two sisters, Mrs. Allie BAKER
of Oakdale; Mrs. A. J. HUDSON of Canton, Ohio, and a brother, William BAKER,
of New Kensington..
There are two grandchildren, Marvel, Jr., and Suzanne SLAUGENHAUPT.  There
are several great-grandchildren.
 Funeral services will be held at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Thomas funeral
home, Oakdale.  Burial will be Thursday morning at Rimersburg.
 

 Mrs. Barbara NAGY DARABOS, 74, died July 13, 1951, at her home, Whettingale
road, Oakdale.
 She was born September 29, 1877, in Hungary and had spent the last 50 years
in the United States and had been a resident of Oakdale for 47 years.
 She and Peter DARABOS were married July 12, 1894.
 Surviving are six daughters:  Mrs. George L. CRAFT, Oakdale; Mrs. Albert
SAPPIE, McDonald; Mrs. Thomas KIRKWOOD, Carnegie; Miss Esther DARABOS,
Oakdale, Mrs. A. E. NELSON, Como, Miss.  A daughter Mrs. William WILCOX, and
a son, Peter DARABOS, Jr., are deceased.  There are ten grandchildren and
three great-grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Thomas funeral home,
Oakdale, in charge of the Rev. H. C. CARSON. Burial was in the Oakdale
cemetery.

From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Aug 2,  1951

JOFFRE MAN KILLED IN DRILLING MISHAP
 Arthur Steve PAGASKY, 33, of Joffre, was instantly killed when a drilling
bit struck him in the back while he was boring on a water well at Bavington,
Hanover township.
 PAGASKY was working alone and had driven the bit in the well and was
removing it by pulley when the pulley cable broke and the bit fell to the
ground from atop the derrick.  It struck PAGASKY, causing internal
hemorrhages and fracturing his back.  The accident occurred at 5:45 p.m.
Friday on the SABATASSE property.
 He was born December 4, 1917, in Joffre, a son of John and Julia KOTA
PAGASKY of Joffre.
 Besides his parents, he leaves his wife, Rachael CROCKER PAGASKY; two
children, Nancy and Linda, at home; a brother, John PAGASKY, Joffre, and
three sisters, Mrs. Irene INGLER, Follansbee, W. Va.; Mrs. Yolan MCKENZIE,
Weirton, W. Va., and Margaret PAGASKY, New York City.

 FORMER MCDONALD MAN DIES IN OHIO
 Thomas A. GRAY of Coshocton, Ohio, died July 25, 1951, at the University
hospital, Cleveland, Ohio.
 He was born July 5, 1875, at Patterson's Mills, Pa., a son of the late
Thomas D. and Margaret VANATTA GRAY.  He was formerly of McDonald, but has
spent 57 years in Coshocton.
 Surviving are three brothers:  George, R.D. 1, Coshocton, Ohio; Willis of
Coraopolis, and John, of Coshocton.
 Funeral services were held July 29 at Coshocton.  Burial was in Fairview
cemetery, West Lafayette, O.

From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Aug 10,  1975

Mrs. Nettie NONCLERG, 84, of Cecil, died Wednesday, April 2, 1975, in the
Canonsburg hospital.
 A daughter of Peter and Mary LHEUREAU, she was born June 15, 1890, in
Belgium.
 Surviving are two sons, George of Carnegie and Laurence of Oakdale; two
daughters, Elizabeth, the wife of Curtis B. WISE of Mechanicsburg, and
Gloria, the wife of Edward PLOP* of Cecil; a brother, Manuel LHEUREAU of
Cecil; a sister Agnes WINTER of Logan, W. Va.; five grandchildren, and five
great-grandchildren.  Her husband, Victor NONCLERG, died in 1964.
 Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Coleman funeral home,
Cecil, in charge of the Rev. W. Robert CALDWELL, pastor of the Venice U. P.
Church.  Burial was in Venice cemetery.
*Compiler's note:  The last letter of this name is either an "a" or an "s".

 Matthew SPAHAR, 55, of R. D. 3, Burgettstown, died Wednesday, April 2,
1975, in the Washington hospital.
 A son of Bella HAAS SPAHAR of R. D. 3, Burgettstown, and the late Frank
SPAHAR, he was born January 23, 1920, in Bulger.  He was employed by Climax
Molybdenum Co. and was a member of United Auto Workers Local 1311.
 Surviving are his wife, Valia MAZZIER SPAHAR; a brother, Frank of Joffre;
and two sisters, Rose FITTON of Allison Park, and Helen SMITH of R. D. 3,
Burgettstown.  A son, James M. SPAHAR died in 1956.
 Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday morning in St. Ann's R. C.
Church, Bulger, in charge of the Rev. Fr. George T. GARBER.  Burial was in
Our Lady of Lourdes cemetery.

 Mrs. Theresa BEHLING BRABSON, 74, formerly of Center avenue, McDonald, died
Friday, April 4, 1975, in Barberton, Ohio.
 A daughter of the late Gustave and Emma KOGEL PEHLING, she was born
November 21, 1900, in McDonald.  She was a member of the Calvary U. P.
Church and the McDonald Chapter, O.E.S., McDonald.
 Surviving are a son, Ralph A. (Sam) BRABSON of Barberton, Ohio, with whom
she made her home, and three grandchildren.  Her husband Edward A. BRABSON
died August 18, 1967.
 Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Nation Funeral home,
McDonald, in charge of the Rev. Donald B. PATCHEL, pastor of the Calvary U.
P. Church, McDonald.  Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.

  Mr. and Mrs. Floyd WILSON of Midway have received word of the death of Mr.
WILSON's aunt, Mrs. Mabel BARR KEYS of Toledo, Ohio, on Saturday, March 28,
1975.
 She was the wife of Charles F. KEYS.
 Three brothers, Oscar, Harry, and Robert BARR, and a sister, Mrs. David
WILSON, formerly of Canonsburg, are deceased, as is a son, Kenneth KEENEN.
 Burial was April 1, in Toledo.

 Joseph A. VERMEULEN, Sr., 42, of Bulger, died Wednesday, April 2, 1975, in
the Washington hospital.
  A son of Mrs. Mary VERMEULEN and the late Camille VERMEULEN, he was born
June 24, 1932, in Primrose.
 Besides his mother, he leaves his wife, Janette ANDREWS VERMEULEN; a son,
Joseph, Jr. at home; three brothers, Frank, Herman and Camille; and two
sisters, Mrs. Emmie SKRZYNSKI and Mrs. Elizabeth LAUFF.
 Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Moody funeral home,
Clinton, in charge of the Rev. Douglas HOLBEN, pastor of the Clinton U. P.
Church.  Burial was in Hebron Cemetery, Clinton.

 Mrs. Alberta FRANZ, 79, of Burgettstown, a native of Venice, Died Monday,
April 7, 1975, in Lancaster General hospital.
 A daughter of Darlington and Nancy PHILLIPS JOHNSTON, she was born December
17, 1895, near Venice.  She was a member of the Westminster U. P Church,
Burgettstown, and was a past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star.
 Surviving are a daughter, Ruth, the wife of John DARRAS of Leola; a
brother, Wayne JOHNSTON, of R.D. 4, McDonald; eight grandchildren, and three
great-grandchildren.  Her husband, Arthur FRANZ died in 1952, and her
daughter, Betty PRENDES, died in 1974.
 Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday in the Lee funeral
home, Burgettstown, in charge of the Rev. Howard ESHBAUGH.  Burial will be
in Venice cemetery.

 Mrs. Alice MOUFFE, 91, of McVey street, Sturgeon, died Sunday, March 31,
1975, in the John J. Kane hospital.
 She was born January 19, 1884, in Belgium, and had resided in Sturgeon
since 1918.  Her husband Paul MOUFFE died in 1932.
 Funeral services were held April 2 in the Thomas funeral home, Oakdale.
Burial was in the Robinson's Run cemetery.

From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Apr 17,  1975

Mrs. Josephine DUFOUR, 72, of Noblestown Road, Sturgeon, died Thursday,
April 10, 1975, in her home.
 A daughter of Augustin and Domasine CARLY SOUFFRANT, she was born June 28,
1902, in Sturgeon.
 Surviving are her husband, Joseph E. DUFOUR; a son, Emile J. of Noblestown;
a daughter, Elva, the wife of Ted SKACAN of R. D. 1, McDonald; four
brothers, Alex of Paris, Pa., Henry of Heidelberg, William of Noblestown,
and August of Sturgeon; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
 Blessing services were held Monday afternoon in the Rogers funeral home,
McDonald, in charge of the Rev. Fr. Thomas A. LAKOMY, pastor of St. Patrick'
s R. C. Church, Noblestown.  Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.

 Mrs. Edith STORM, 76, of Cecil, died Wednesday, April 8, 1975, in the St.
Clair hospital.
 A daughter of August and Anna STORM, she was born July 20, 1898, in Cecil.
 Surviving are two sisters, Minnie DERBOVEN of Coraopolis and Elizabeth
SCANNY of Cecil; and several nieces and nephews.  A sister, Anna STRIMEL,
and two brothers, William and Frank, are deceased.
 Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Zion Lutheran Church,
Bridgeville, in charge of the Rev. Max G. BECK. Burial was in Robinson's Run
cemetery.

 Alston R. STURGEON, 84, of Holiday, Fla., formerly of Rennerdale, died
Saturday, April 5, 1975.
 A son of the late Walter G. and Mary STURGEON, he was born October 5, 1890
in Oakdale.  He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, New Port
Richey, Fla.  He had been employed in the oil fields until his retirement.
 He is survived by his wife, Bertha MCKOWN STURGEON.  Two brothers are
deceased.
 Funeral services were held April 9 in Carnegie.  Burial was in Robinson's
Run cemetery.

 Miss Carrie M. ROHDE, 69, of Rockfield Road, Scott Township, formerly of
Midway, died Thursday, April 10, 1975, in the St. Clair hospital.
 A daughter of Minnie WINDSHEIMER ROHDE, she was born January 29, 1906, in
Midway.  She spent most of her life in the Midway area, where she was a
member of the Center U. P. Church.  She was a member of the John Knox U. P.
Church at the time of her death.
 Surviving in addition to her mother, are a brother, William of Oakdale; two
sisters, Clara, the wife of Raymond DEHLER of Pittsburgh, and Edna ROHDE at
home; a niece Sandra, of Bridgeville, and a nephew, Robert ROHDE in New
Jersey.
 Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Wilson funeral home,
Midway, in charge of the Rev. Arthur E. BONNEY.  Burial was I Center
cemetery, Midway.

 Raymond B. SCHWEINGRATEN, 70, OF Tionesta, formerly of Westland, died
Sunday, April 13, 1975, in Titusville hospital.
 A son of Henry and Anna BACHMAN SCHWEINEBRATEN, he was born February 6,
1905, in Pittsburgh.  He was a retired coal miner.
 Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth GARDENER EMERICH SCHWEINEBRATEN; a
daughter, Eleanor DONAHUE of Carnegie; a son, Raymond, Jr., of the state of
Tennessee; a step-daughter, Wanda SIMKI of McDonald; four brothers, Howard
of Nanty Glo, John of Meadow Lands, George of Washington, and Gustav of
Clarksburg, W.Va.; and a sister Henrietta BALLENTYNE of Tionesta.
 Friends are being received in the Speakman funeral home, Houston, where
funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday in charge of the Rev.
Roy R. WILSON.  Burial will be in Forest Lawn Gardens.

 Mrs. Mary Ann BISTARKEY, 89, of Southview, died Monday, April 14, 1975.
 A daughter of Martin and Anna HERRON CASHIMER, she was born August 24, 1885
in Wilkes-Barre.  She was a member of St. Mary's R. C. Church, Cecil, and
SNPJ Southview.
 Surviving are seven sons, Steve and George of Southview, Martin and Andrew
of Cecil, Thomas of Venice, Frank of Primrose, and Charles of Hickory; three
daughters, Clara, the wife of Joseph KALAN of Southview, Mary, the wife of
John KLER of Southview, and Ellen DINARDO of the state of Maryland; 22
grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Frank BISTARKEY, died September 28, 1943.  Three sons are also
deceased.
 Friends are being received in the Coleman funeral home, Cecil.  Mass of
Christian Burial will be held in St. Mary's R. C. Church, Cecil, in charge
of the Rev. Fr. John O. GRIFFITH.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

 Kattas SOLOMON, 91, of Canonsburg, died Monday, April 14, 1975, in the
Canonsburg hospital.
 He was born January 18, 1884, in Yazdie, Safita, Syria, and had been a
resident of Canonsburg since 1911 and was a member of the Canonsburg U. P.
Church.  He was formerly employed by the Standard Tin Plate Co. and Ragnar
Benson Construction Co.
 Surviving are three sons, Fred and Edward of Canonsburg and Michael of West
Homestead; a daughter, Rebecca, the wife of Edward GLADDEN of McDonald; 10
grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  His wife, Nijme SOLOMON, died
May 4, 1969.
 Friends are being received at the DeAngelo funeral home, Canonsburg.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday in the Canonsburg U. P.
Church in charge of the Rev. Charles G. SKUCE.  Burial will be in Oak Spring
cemetery.

From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Apr 24,  1975

Aurelio (Harry) PRONIO, 78, of Cecil, died Wednesday, April 16, 1975.
 A son of Francesco and Anita D'DRMO PRONIO, he was born August 3, 1896, in
Introdacqua, Italy.  A veteran of World War I, he was a member of Cecil
American Legion Post No. 793 and Les Solidaires, Cecil.  He was a retired
miner and a member of UMW Local 7732.
 Surviving are his wife, Beatrice MASCIO PRONIO; two sons, Frank of
Bartlettsville, Okla.; and Harry A. of Zanesville, Ohio, and two brothers
Ottolinio and Raffalele, both in Italy.  His first wife Germa (Jean), died
February 1, 1962.
 Mass of Christian burial was held Saturday morning in St. Mary's R.C.
Church, Cecil, in charge of the Ref. Fr. John O. GRIFFITH.  Burial was in
Venice cemetery.

 Benjamin T. BUTLER of North Fayette township died Sunday, April 29, 1975.
 He is survived by his wife, Sadie A. BUTLER; a daughter, Dottie WILSON;
three sons, Wayne, Paul, and Wiley BUTLER; a sister, Katherine WRIGHT; eight
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Thomas and Little funeral home,
Imperial.

 Walter J. COLTER, 67, of Clinton, died Tuesday, April 15, 1975, in the Ohio
Valley hospital.
 A son of the late Andrew and Lizzie HEINLEIN COLTER, he was born September
11, 1907, in Coraopolis.  He was a veteran of World War II, and was a member
of the American Legion Post No. 4, Sewickley, and the Zion Lutheran Church,
Coraopolis.
 He is survived by his wife, Priscilla (Pat) COLTER; and two sisters, Mrs.
Margaret FRESCHMANN of Moon Township and Mrs. Mary Alice HEINLEIN of
Coraopolis.  Funeral services were held Friday in the Moody funeral home,
Clinton, in charge of the Rev. Glenn OBERDICK.  Burial was in Coraopolis.

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