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From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Oct. 1, 1959

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Mrs. Mary ARANEICKA of Cecil died Sunday, September 27, 1959, in the St.
Clair Hospital.
     Mrs. ARANEICKA was a member of St. Mary's R. C. church, Cecil, and its
Altar Society.  Her husband, Joseph is deceased.
     Surviving are four sons, Anthony NOVAK, and Walter ARANEICKA, both of
Cecil; Stanley ARANEICKA of McDonald and John ARANEICKA of Bridgeville and
two daughters, Mrs. Mary STEPONAK and Mrs. Alice WASIK, both of Cecil.
     Friends are being received at the Coleman funeral home, Cecil.  Requiem
high mass well be held at 9:30 a. m. Thursday in St. Mary;s R. C. church,
Cecil, in charge of the Rev. Fr. Peter SCHIRRA.  Burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery.

     John S. STEELE, Sr., of Railroad street, Sturgeon, died suddenly,
Wednesday, September 23, 1959, in the Mercy hospital
     A son of the late John and Anna SCOTT STEELE, he was born October 6,
1885, in Pittsburgh.  He had spent most of his life in Sturgeon and was
employed in the local coal mines until his retirement in 1949.  He was an
elder in the Noblestown U. P. church, a member of Garfield Lodge No. 604, F.
& A. M., McDonald, and the United Mine Workers of America.
     He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Barbara DRENNEN STEELE; a son, John S.
STEELE Jr., of Pittsburgh; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy WADE of Ambridge, and
Mrs. Elizabeth REBERT of Carlisle; a brother, William STEELE of Elizabeth,
and a sister, Mrs. Mary MYLEN.  There are six grandchildren.
     Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Pettit funeral
home, McDonald, in charge of the Rev. H. P. Smith, pastor of the Noblestown
U. P. church.  Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.

     William B. MILLER, 62, died at 11:25 p.m. Tuesday, September 22, 1959
in his home in R. D. 1, Hickory.
      A son of the late David C. and Sarah VOGEL MILLER, he was born October
11, 1896, in Mt. Pleasant Township.
     Mr. MILLER was a member of Mt. Prospect U. P. church, Hickory Volunteer
Fire Department and V.F.W. Post No. 567, McDonald.
      He lives his wife Virginia SPILLMAN MILLER; a son, William Robert with
the U. S. Marines at the U. S. Naval Base in Philadelphia; four sisters,
Mrs. Lelia BOOTH of St. Louis, MO,  Florence MILLER of Hickory, Mrs.
Margaret LYDICK of Washington, and Mrs. Esther WILSON of Burgettstown; and
three brothers, David MILLER of Hickory, Everett MILLER of R. D. 1, Hickory,
and Robert MILLER of York.
     Funeral Services were held Friday afternoon in Burgettstown in charge
of the Rev. Richard MORLEDGE, pastor of the Mt. Prospect Presbyterian
church, Hickory.  Gurial was in Mt. Prospect cemetery.

     Mrs. Mary (Marie) PUSKAR, 60, of Imperial died Wednesday, September 23,
1959, in the Mercy hospital.  She had been in poor health since June.
     A daughter of the late Charles and Anna MARFLAK, she was born January
20, 1899 in Cliff Mine.  He husband, Joseph PUSKAR, died in February, 1952.
     She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Anne CARSON of Washington, DC,
and Mrs. Virginia MULLOOLY of Bridgeville; five sisters, Mrs. Emma GERSTNER
and Miss Anne MARFLAK of Imperial, Mrs. Julia MICHEL of Homestead, Mrs.
Walter OBRINGER of Hayes, and Mrs. Arthur YOUNG of Wilkensburg; two
brothers, Joseph MARFLAK of Green Tree, and Andrew MARFLAK of Imperial.
There are three grandchildren.
     Funeral services wee held Saturday morning in St. Columkille R. V.
church, Imperial, in charge of the Rev. Fr. Beck, pastor of St. Margaret's
R. C. church.  Burial was in St. Columbkille cemetery.

     Sam SROLOVOTZ, a former resident of Midway, died Thursday, September
24, 1959.
     Mr. SROLOVITZ was well known in this area for having operated a store
in Midway for a number of years.
     He is survived by his wife Mrs. Mary SROLOVITZ; two sons, David and
Harvey; three daughters, Mrs. Rose EARDLEY, Mrs. Molly STEARN, and Miss
Eileen SROLOVITZ.  There are several grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
     Funeral services were held Sunday in Pittsburgh.  Burial was in B'nai
Israel cemetery.

     Mrs. Della HEAPS, 87, wife of the late Charles M. HEAPS, formerly of
McDonald, died suddenly Saturday, September 26, 1959, in her home in St.
Petersburg, FL.  She was a member of the Methodist church.
      Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. R. T. PORTER, Mrs. Faye CRIDER and
Miss Margaret HEAPS, all of St. Petersburg, FL, Mrs. F. G. SMITH of Long
Island, NY, and Mrs. Elvie KRIGGER  of Oakdale; and a son, Frank C. HEAPS of
Verona.  There are six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Mr.
Heaps died in June, 1942.
     Friends are beigh received at the Pettit funeral home where services
will be held at 2:30 p. m. Thursday, in charge of the Rev. Robert C.
ARMSTRONG, pastor of the Noblestown Methodist church.  Burial will be in
Robinson's Run cemetery.

     W. Al BOVARD, 82, of the Eastend, Pittsburgh, formerly of Oakdale, died
Friday, September 25, 1959, following a long illness.
      He came to Oakdale during the oil escitement and was a pensioned
employee of the South Penn Oil Co.  He was a member of the Oakdale
Presbyterian church, a charter member of Class 14, and a veteran of Co. C,
14th Reg. of the Spanish-American War.  His wife, Blanche GREER BOVARD
preceded him in death.
      He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Aline SHANNON and Mrs. Mary B.
MUSICK; a sister, Mrs. John HEZLEP, of Largo, FL, and a brother Samuel
BOVARD of Oakdale.  There are two grandsons and one great-grandchild.
      Funeral services were held Monday in Pittsburgh.  Burial was in
Oakdale cemetery.
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From the McDonald Record-Outlook  July 30, 1959

Mrs Stanley MAROLEY
     Mrs. Maudie BLACK MAROLEY, formerly of Sturgeon, died Monday, July 27,
1959, in Detroit, MI.
      She was born August 2, 1918, in Sturgeon, a daughter of Mrs. Nina
THORN BLACK, and the late Clyde BLACK.
      Besides her husband, Stanley MAROLEY, she leaves a daughter, Nina Mae,
of Detroit, MI; her mother Nina THORN BLACK; two sisters, Mrs. Willard
PHILLIPS of Hyattsville, MD, Mrs. Maxwell CUMMINS of Detroit, MI.
     The body will be brought to the Thomas funeral home, Oakdale, where it
may be viewed Thursday.  Funeral services will be helt at 2:00 p.m. Friday
in the funeral home in charge of the Rev. John H. DeBOLT of West Alexander.
Burial will be in Robinson's Run Cemetery.

Matthew LEWIS, Sr.
     Matthew LEWIS, Sr., died suddenly Friday, July 24, 1959, in his home in
Beltzhoover, Pittsburgh.
     A son of Harvey J. and Eva WOOLFOLK LEWIS, he was born November 1, 1906
in Idlewood.  A 1924 graduate of McDonald high school, he attended Virginia
State College in Ettricks, VA for three years and Clark University, Atlanta
, GA.  He also had served as a teacher and coach in Live Oaks, FL.  He was
employed as a photographic engraver by the Pittsburgh Courier.
     He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jean FOWLER LEWIS; two sons, Matthew
LEWIS, Jr., of Baltimore, MD, and Spec. 4 Marvin R. LEWIS, serving with the
US ARMY; a daughter, Miss Doris LEWIS of Detroit, MI; his parents, Mr. And
Mrs. H. J. LEWIS of Barr St., McDonald; three sisters, Mrs. Donald BROOKINS
of Arabella St., McDonald, Miss Dorothy LEWIS of Hampton Institute, Hampton,
VA, and Miss Hattie LEWIS of Weirton, WV.  There are four grandchildren.
     Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in Gaines chapel,
Pittsburgh, in charge of the Rev. Mr... of McKeesport.  Burial was in
Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh.
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From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Dec. 3, 1959

     Arthur LOHR, 58, of Imperial, died Wednesday, November 18, 1959, while
at his work.  He was employed as a construction worker by Homestead Steel
Co. in Homestead.
     A son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. LOHR, he was born April 15, 1901 in
Monroe, OH.  He was a trustee of the Valley Presbyterian church, Imperial,
and was affiliated with Oakdale Lodge No. 669 (?), F. & A. M., and lodge No.
293 (?), Jr. O. U. A. M., Imperial.
     He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bertha LOHR; a daughter, Mrs. Joan
(Jean?) LUNDBLAD, of Paxton, IL, and a son, Thomas LOHR, of Cheyenne, WY.
There are three grandchildren.
     Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Armour funeral
home, R. D. 1, Imperial, in charge of the Rev. R. M. TOUVELL, pastor of the
Valley Presbyterian church.  Burial was in Mt. Calvary cemetery, McKees
Rocks.

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difficult to read as was the name of the daughter." Vhv

     John YOURSH of South McDonald street, McDonald, died at 1:40 a.m.,
Wednesday, November 25, 1959, in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Richard
DONALDSON in Midway.
     He was born July 26, 1874, in Austria, and had been a resident of
McDonald for the past 46 years.  He had followed farming until several years
ago.
     Surviving are his wife, Mary HERNKO YOURSH; two daughters, Mrs. Richard
DONALDSON of Midway, and Ann, the wife of Herbert CHRISTY of Warsaw, NY.
And a son, John YOURSH of McDonald.  There are 10 grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Wilson funeral
home, Midway, in charge of the Rev. Norman Mathias, pastor of the Midway
Baptist Church.  Burial was in Center cemetery.

     Mrs. Anna POLITO SANSONE, 66, of Burgettstown, died Saturday, November
23, 1959, in the Mercy hospital, Pittsburgh.
     Mrs. SANSONE was born August 12, 1893 in Italy, and had been a resident
of Burgettstown for the past 46 years.  She was a member of Our Lady of
Lourdes R. C. church Burgettstown.  Her husband Samuel SANSONE died October
1, 1957.
     She leaves two sons, Carmen SANSONE of Fort Worth, TX, and Samuel
SANSONE, Jr., of R. D. 4, McDonald; and a sister Mrs. Joseph SANSONE of
Burgettstown.  There are two grandchildren.
      Funeral services were held Wednesday morning in Our Lady of Lourdes
R.C. church in Burgettstown.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

     Mrs. Elizabeth PROFIO of Cecil, died Sunday, November 29, 1959 in the
Canonsburg hospital.
     Mrs. PROFIO was born in Italy.  Her husband, Elia PROFIO is deceased.
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From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Dec. 3, 1959

     Mrs. Pauline  MOCNARSKI, 98, died at 8:00 a.m, Wednesday,  December 9,
1959, in her home in Grant Street, Imperial, after an illness of three
weeks.
     She was born January 25, 1861, in Suwalki, Poland.
     She is survived by two daughters, Mary MOCNARSKI and Mrs. Louise
ROSCART, both of Imperial.  There are ten grandchildren and 29
great-grandchildren.  Her husband, Peter MOCNARSKI, died in 1945, and a
daughter, Mrs. Pearl WAGNER of Weirton, WV, died in1957.
     Friends will be received in her home in Imperial.  Funeral services
will be held at 9:00 a.m. Saturday in St. Columbkille R. C. church,
Imperial, in charge of the Rev. Fr. L. R. KOLAKOWSKI.  Burial will be in All
Souls Cemetery, Campbell's Run Rd.

     Robert Elliott VON DERA, 54, of Ingram, died Monday, December 7, 1959,
in his home.
     He was a clerk for 34 years at the Mellon National Bank, a member of
Oakdale Lodge No. 669, F. &. A. M.., Knights Templar, Scottish Rite, and the
Royal Arch Chapter.  He was a member of Trinity Cathedral.
     He leaves his wife, the former Dorothy EYE of Oakdale; a daughter,
Bonnie Jo; and a brother, Allen B. VON DERA.
     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. in the Hershberger funeral
home, Crafton.

     Kelly Kathleen CAVANAUGH, three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
J. CAVANAUGH of Ingomar, died suddenly Monday, December 7, 1959, of
meningitis.  The child's mother was Margaret COLLINS of McDonald.
     Besides her parents she leaves three sisters, Ann Marie, Joan and Mary
Pat.
     An angel mass will be sound at 10:00 Thursday morning in St. Teresa's
church, West View.  Only adult member of the immediate family will be
permitted to attend.

     Mrs. Catherine RUMBAUGH PETERSON, 82, a former resident of McDonald,
died Saturday, December 5, 1959, in her home in Carnegie.
     Mrs. PETERSON was born May 19, 1877, in McKean County, a daughter of
the late Jacob and Johanna BONEY RUMBAUGH.  He was a member of the First
Presbyterian church, McDonald, and McDonald Chapter 119, Order of the
Eastern Star.
     Surviving are two daughters, Mildred and Floretta Peterson, both of
Carnegie; a sister, Mrs. Genevieve JACOBS of Johnstown, and a brother, James
A. RUMBAUGH of McDonald.
     Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Rogers funeral
home, McDonald, in charge of the Rev. Edward DeLair, pastor of the First
Presbyterian church, McDonald.  Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.

     John ECKLES, 77, of Washington Street, McDonald, died Monday, November
30, 1959, in the Presbyterian hospital, Pittsburgh.
      A son of the late Henry and Mary LUTZ ECKLES, he was born September 1,
1882, in Oakdale.
     Mr. ECKLES had been an employee of the Pittsburgh Coal Co. and the
Pennsylvania Department of Highways and at the time of his retirement in
1946, was employed by the Flannery Bolt Co., Bridgeville.
     He leaves three sisters, Mrs. Margaret RICHARDS of the Westend,
McDonald; Mrs. Elizabeth STUMPF of Cecil, and Mrs. Sadie FILBY of
Washington; and two brothers, George ECKLES of Bishop and Peter ECKLES of
Canonsburg.
     Funeral services were held last Friday afternoon in the Rogers funeral
home, McDonald, in charge of the Rev. Samuel E. Glass, pastor of the First
United Presbyterian Church, McDonald.  Burial was in Robinson's Run
cemetery.

     Mrs. Marie ALLEN JERVIS, 66, of Follansbee, WV, died at 8:20 a.m.,
Thursday, December 3, 1959, in the Ohio Valley hospital, Steubenville, OH,
following a lengthy illness.
     A daughter of the late Samuel and Anna CRAWFORD ALLEN, she was born
July 3, 1893, in McDonald.
     She was a graduate of the Franklin School of Practice Nursing in
Pittsburgh, and was a member of the Follansbee U. P. Church and McDonald
Chapter No. 119, Order of the Eastern Star.
     She leaves a brother, Thomas ALLEN of Steubenville, OH; a sister, Mrs.
Frank BANE/BONE/BONO/BENE??? of Dennison, OH; two nieces, Mrs. James ALLISON
of Follansbee, WV, with whom she resided, and Mrs. Russell WOOD of Canton,
OH; and a nephew, Glenn ALLEN of TX.  Her husband, Earl B. JERVIS, died
January 20, 1940.
     Funeral services were held last Saturday in Follansbee, in charge of
the Rev. Omar HALL.  Burial was in Fort Steuben burial estates.

     Mrs. Elizabeth ROBB LILLO, 82, a former resident of Oakdale, died
Saturday November 28, 1959, in Miami, FL following a lingering illness.
     Mrs. LILLO was born and reared in Oakdale, but had made her home in FL
for several years.
     She is survived by her husband, Fred LILLO and a brother, Joseph K.
ROBB of R. D. 1, Oakdale.


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