|From the McDonald Record-Outlook July 19,
OAKDALE MAN DIES AT WHEEL OF CAR
A 33-year-old Oakdale man died of a heart attack at the wheel
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
in the Westend. His car drifted down Steuben street out of control.
spotted by Patrolman Samuel ALEXANDER, who opened the door and pulled
emergency break. VALENT was pronounced dead at Southside hospital.
Surviving are his wife, Stella KUZNESKY VALENT; two daughters,
Janet; a son Vincent III; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent VSLENT,
a brother, Angelo VALENT, all of Oakdale.
Requiem high mass was sung Saturday morning at St. Patrick's
Noblestown, by the Rev. Fr. Martin FLAHERTY. Burial was in St.
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
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,
Marjorie, Floyd and Jessie, at home; his father, and the following
and sisters, Henry COOL of Lawrence, and Mrs. Katherine PUTT, Mrs.
KREHNOVI, Viola, Richard, Robert, Donald, Patricia, and Reginia, (sic)
of R.D. 1, McDonald.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday in the Rogers funeral
charge of the Rev. Samuel E. GLASS. Burial was in Robinson's
Mrs. Emma BAKER SLAUGENHAUPT, 91, died at 1:10 p.m. July 16, 1951,
home, Vincennes avenue, Oakdale.
She was born July 7, 1860, at Rimersburg. She joined the
there and later became a member of the Oakdale Presbyterian church.
united I marriage to the late Edwin SLAUGENHAUPT and came to Oakdale
Surviving are the following sons and daughters: Ola of
East Bend, and
Blanche, Jennings and Marvel, all of Oakdale; two sisters, Mrs. Allie
of Oakdale; Mrs. A. J. HUDSON of Canton, Ohio, and a brother, William
of New Kensington..
There are two grandchildren, Marvel, Jr., and Suzanne SLAUGENHAUPT.
are several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Thomas
home, Oakdale. Burial will be Thursday morning at Rimersburg.
Mrs. Barbara NAGY DARABOS, 74, died July 13, 1951, at her home,
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;
SAPPIE, McDonald; Mrs. Thomas KIRKWOOD, Carnegie; Miss Esther DARABOS,
Oakdale, Mrs. A. E. NELSON, Como, Miss. A daughter Mrs. William
a son, Peter DARABOS, Jr., are deceased. There are ten grandchildren
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Thomas funeral
Oakdale, in charge of the Rev. H. C. CARSON. Burial was in the Oakdale
From the McDonald Record-Outlook Aug 2,
JOFFRE MAN KILLED IN DRILLING MISHAP
Arthur Steve PAGASKY, 33, of Joffre, was instantly killed when
bit struck him in the back while he was boring on a water well at Bavington,
PAGASKY was working alone and had driven the bit in the well
removing it by pulley when the pulley cable broke and the bit fell
ground from atop the derrick. It struck PAGASKY, causing internal
hemorrhages and fracturing his back. The accident occurred at
Friday on the SABATASSE property.
He was born December 4, 1917, in Joffre, a son of John and Julia
PAGASKY of Joffre.
Besides his parents, he leaves his wife, Rachael CROCKER PAGASKY;
children, Nancy and Linda, at home; a brother, John PAGASKY, Joffre,
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
hospital, Cleveland, Ohio.
He was born July 5, 1875, at Patterson's Mills, Pa., a son of
Thomas D. and Margaret VANATTA GRAY. He was formerly of McDonald,
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,
Mrs. Nettie NONCLERG, 84, of Cecil, died Wednesday, April 2, 1975, in
A daughter of Peter and Mary LHEUREAU, she was born June 15,
Surviving are two sons, George of Carnegie and Laurence of Oakdale;
daughters, Elizabeth, the wife of Curtis B. WISE of Mechanicsburg,
Gloria, the wife of Edward PLOP* of Cecil; a brother, Manuel LHEUREAU
Cecil; a sister Agnes WINTER of Logan, W. Va.; five grandchildren,
great-grandchildren. Her husband, Victor NONCLERG, died in 1964.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Coleman
Cecil, in charge of the Rev. W. Robert CALDWELL, pastor of the Venice
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,
1975, in the Washington hospital.
A son of Bella HAAS SPAHAR of R. D. 3, Burgettstown, and the
SPAHAR, he was born January 23, 1920, in Bulger. He was employed
Molybdenum Co. and was a member of United Auto Workers Local 1311.
Surviving are his wife, Valia MAZZIER SPAHAR; a brother, Frank
and two sisters, Rose FITTON of Allison Park, and Helen SMITH of R.
Burgettstown. A son, James M. SPAHAR died in 1956.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday morning in St. Ann's
Church, Bulger, in charge of the Rev. Fr. George T. GARBER. Burial
Our Lady of Lourdes cemetery.
Mrs. Theresa BEHLING BRABSON, 74, formerly of Center avenue, McDonald,
Friday, April 4, 1975, in Barberton, Ohio.
A daughter of the late Gustave and Emma KOGEL PEHLING, she was
November 21, 1900, in McDonald. She was a member of the Calvary
Church and the McDonald Chapter, O.E.S., McDonald.
Surviving are a son, Ralph A. (Sam) BRABSON of Barberton, Ohio,
she made her home, and three grandchildren. Her husband Edward
died August 18, 1967.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Nation Funeral
McDonald, in charge of the Rev. Donald B. PATCHEL, pastor of the Calvary
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
She was the wife of Charles F. KEYS.
Three brothers, Oscar, Harry, and Robert BARR, and a sister,
WILSON, formerly of Canonsburg, are deceased, as is a son, Kenneth
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;
Joseph, Jr. at home; three brothers, Frank, Herman and Camille; and
sisters, Mrs. Emmie SKRZYNSKI and Mrs. Elizabeth LAUFF.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Moody funeral
Clinton, in charge of the Rev. Douglas HOLBEN, pastor of the Clinton
Church. Burial was in Hebron Cemetery, Clinton.
Mrs. Alberta FRANZ, 79, of Burgettstown, a native of Venice, Died
April 7, 1975, in Lancaster General hospital.
A daughter of Darlington and Nancy PHILLIPS JOHNSTON, she was
17, 1895, near Venice. She was a member of the Westminster U.
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;
brother, Wayne JOHNSTON, of R.D. 4, McDonald; eight grandchildren,
great-grandchildren. Her husband, Arthur FRANZ died in 1952,
daughter, Betty PRENDES, died in 1974.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday in the Lee
home, Burgettstown, in charge of the Rev. Howard ESHBAUGH. Burial
in Venice cemetery.
Mrs. Alice MOUFFE, 91, of McVey street, Sturgeon, died Sunday,
1975, in the John J. Kane hospital.
She was born January 19, 1884, in Belgium, and had resided in
since 1918. Her husband Paul MOUFFE died in 1932.
Funeral services were held April 2 in the Thomas funeral home,
Burial was in the Robinson's Run cemetery.
From the McDonald Record-Outlook Apr 17,
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.
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
McDonald, in charge of the Rev. Fr. Thomas A. LAKOMY, pastor of St.
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.
A daughter of August and Anna STORM, she was born July 20, 1898,
Surviving are two sisters, Minnie DERBOVEN of Coraopolis and
SCANNY of Cecil; and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Anna
and two brothers, William and Frank, are deceased.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Zion Lutheran
Bridgeville, in charge of the Rev. Max G. BECK. Burial was in Robinson's
Alston R. STURGEON, 84, of Holiday, Fla., formerly of Rennerdale,
Saturday, April 5, 1975.
A son of the late Walter G. and Mary STURGEON, he was born October
in Oakdale. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church,
Richey, Fla. He had been employed in the oil fields until his
He is survived by his wife, Bertha MCKOWN STURGEON. Two
Funeral services were held April 9 in Carnegie. Burial
was in Robinson's
Miss Carrie M. ROHDE, 69, of Rockfield Road, Scott Township, formerly
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
sisters, Clara, the wife of Raymond DEHLER of Pittsburgh, and Edna
home; a niece Sandra, of Bridgeville, and a nephew, Robert ROHDE in
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Wilson funeral
Midway, in charge of the Rev. Arthur E. BONNEY. Burial was I
Raymond B. SCHWEINGRATEN, 70, OF Tionesta, formerly of Westland,
Sunday, April 13, 1975, in Titusville hospital.
A son of Henry and Anna BACHMAN SCHWEINEBRATEN, he was born February
1905, in Pittsburgh. He was a retired coal miner.
Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth GARDENER EMERICH SCHWEINEBRATEN;
daughter, Eleanor DONAHUE of Carnegie; a son, Raymond, Jr., of the
Tennessee; a step-daughter, Wanda SIMKI of McDonald; four brothers,
of Nanty Glo, John of Meadow Lands, George of Washington, and Gustav
Clarksburg, W.Va.; and a sister Henrietta BALLENTYNE of Tionesta.
Friends are being received in the Speakman funeral home, Houston,
funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday in charge of the
Roy R. WILSON. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Gardens.
Mrs. Mary Ann BISTARKEY, 89, of Southview, died Monday, April
A daughter of Martin and Anna HERRON CASHIMER, she was born August
in Wilkes-Barre. She was a member of St. Mary's R. C. Church,
Surviving are seven sons, Steve and George of Southview, Martin
of Cecil, Thomas of Venice, Frank of Primrose, and Charles of Hickory;
daughters, Clara, the wife of Joseph KALAN of Southview, Mary, the
John KLER of Southview, and Ellen DINARDO of the state of Maryland;
grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Frank BISTARKEY, died September 28, 1943. Three
sons are also
Friends are being received in the Coleman funeral home, Cecil.
Christian Burial will be held in St. Mary's R. C. Church, Cecil, in
of the Rev. Fr. John O. GRIFFITH. Burial will be in the church
Kattas SOLOMON, 91, of Canonsburg, died Monday, April 14, 1975,
He was born January 18, 1884, in Yazdie, Safita, Syria, and had
resident of Canonsburg since 1911 and was a member of the Canonsburg
Church. He was formerly employed by the Standard Tin Plate Co.
Benson Construction Co.
Surviving are three sons, Fred and Edward of Canonsburg and Michael
Homestead; a daughter, Rebecca, the wife of Edward GLADDEN of McDonald;
grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. His wife, Nijme
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
Church in charge of the Rev. Charles G. SKUCE. Burial will be
in Oak Spring
From the McDonald Record-Outlook Apr 24,
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
American Legion Post No. 793 and Les Solidaires, Cecil. He was
miner and a member of UMW Local 7732.
Surviving are his wife, Beatrice MASCIO PRONIO; two sons, Frank
Bartlettsville, Okla.; and Harry A. of Zanesville, Ohio, and two brothers
Ottolinio and Raffalele, both in Italy. His first wife Germa
February 1, 1962.
Mass of Christian burial was held Saturday morning in St. Mary's
Church, Cecil, in charge of the Ref. Fr. John O. GRIFFITH. Burial
Benjamin T. BUTLER of North Fayette township died Sunday, April
He is survived by his wife, Sadie A. BUTLER; a daughter, Dottie
three sons, Wayne, Paul, and Wiley BUTLER; a sister, Katherine WRIGHT;
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Thomas and Little
Walter J. COLTER, 67, of Clinton, died Tuesday, April 15, 1975,
in the Ohio
A son of the late Andrew and Lizzie HEINLEIN COLTER, he was born
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
He is survived by his wife, Priscilla (Pat) COLTER; and two sisters,
Margaret FRESCHMANN of Moon Township and Mrs. Mary Alice HEINLEIN of
Coraopolis. Funeral services were held Friday in the Moody funeral
Clinton, in charge of the Rev. Glenn OBERDICK. Burial was in