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From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Apr, 1954

Mrs. Jane DONALDSON DICKSON, widow of Dr. W. R. DICKSON, McDonald, died
Monday, April 5, 1954, in New Castle.
 She was born in 1872 in New Wilmington, a daughter of the Rev. Thomas I
DONALDSON and E. DRENNEN DONALDSON.
 Mrs. DICKSON was a member of the Mothers Assistance Board of Washington
County for many years; a member of the First U. P. church, McDonald; was
active in the American Legion Auxiliary and was the first president and a
charter member of the McDonald Unit; a member of the Woman's club and active
in the Eastern Star.  She is a graduate of Westminster college.
 Surviving are four children:  Frances, wife of the late Dr. F. H. CAMPBELL,
Canonsburg; Robert of New Castle, William R. Jr., of Clearwater, Fla., and
Phil of Phoenix, Ariz.  There are seven grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in a New Castle funeral
home.  Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.

From the McDonald Record-Outlook  May 1, 1975

John KLINSKY, 61, of East Liverpool, Ohio, a former resident of Primrose,
was pronounced dead on arrival at City hospital in East Liverpool Friday,
April 25, 1975, after becoming ill in his home.
 A son of John and Anna KLINSKY, he was born April 7, 1914, in Cecil, and
had resided for a number of years in the Primrose area and had attended
McDonald High School.  He had been a resident of East Liverpool for the past
30 years.
 Mr. KLINSKY was an engineer in the transportation department of the
Crucible Steel division of the Crucible Steel division of Colt Industries.
He served with the 310th Engineering Battalion of the U. S. Army from 1942
to 1945, and was a member of American Legion Post No. 481, Midland; VFW Post
No. 6450, Chester, W. Va., and other veteran's organizations.
 He was interested in youth baseball and was an officer and coach in leagues
in the East Liverpool area.
 He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edna DIDDLE KLINSKY; and three brothers,
William of McDonald, Charles of Carnegie, and Alex of Ambridge.
 Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in East Liverpool in charge of
the Rev. Wesley WILDER, pastor of the First Free Methodist Church, East
Liverpool.  Burial was in Spring Grove cemetery.

 Fred Marshall CARROLL, 58, of Washington, a native of Hickory, died
Thursday, April 24, 1975.
 A son of Gilbert and Nellie RICHMOND CARROLL, he was born September 18,
1916, in Hickory.  He attended the Washington schools and had formerly been
employed in several areas sawmills.  He served in the U. S. Army in Europe
during World War II and in the Korean conflict.
 Surviving are two sisters, Mary Mae, the wife of Harold Stewart of
Columbus, Ohio, Ruth, the wife of George THORNBURG of Washington; and a
brother, Frank M. CARROLL of Phoenix, Ariz.  A brother, Mitchell CARROLL is
deceased.
 Funeral services and burial took place Saturday in Washington.

 Enio CONOSCUITO, 50, of Sygan Hill, Bridgeville, died Tuesday, April 22,
1975.
 A son of Mrs. Aelginin CONOSCUITO and the late Pansilo CONOSCUITO, he was
born May 19, 1924.  He was a member of SNPJ Lodge, Sygan Hill; the VFW,
Morgan; and the Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Church.
 Besides his mother, he leaves his wife, Stella DANILO CONOSCUITO; a
daughter, Debbie; a son, Allen; two sisters, Dorrio MONACO and Connie
BEAUMONT; and a brother, Patsy CONOSCUITO.
 Mass of Resurrection was held Friday morning in the Holy Virgin Russian
Orthodox Church, Carnegie.
 Mrs. Katherine L. MCCLAIN, 59, of Cordova, Md., formerly of Washington,
sister of Mrs. Lucille MCCREREY of Midway, died Monday, April 21, 1975.
 A daughter of James E. and Martha SPROWLS JENKINS, she was born November 8,
1915, in Burnsville.  She had resided in Pennsylvania until moving to
Cordova in 1956.
 In March, 1935, she married Earl W. MCCLAIN, who died in April, 1973.
 Other survivors include a daughter, two sons, two other sisters and two
grandchildren.
 Funeral services and burial took place April 24 in Maryland.
 

 Peter MARONI, 74, of R. D. 3, Burgettstown, died Sunday April 20, 1975, in
the Washington hospital.
 He was born November 9, 1900, in Italy but had resided in this area for the
past 50 years.  He was last employed by PennDOT and was a member of the
United Mine Workers.
 Surviving are a daughter, Thelma Irene; three brothers, Ido of Joffre and
John and Eto, both of Burgettstown; and two sisters, Pauline KUCERA of
Weirton, W. Va., and Mary DEROY of R. D. 1, McDonald.
 Mass of Christian Burial was held April 23 in St. Ann's R. C. Church,
Bulger.  Burial was in Grandview Cemetery, Florence.

 Mrs. Cora E. RIGGLE, 90, of R. D. 1, Hickory, died Friday, April 25, 1975,
in McMurray Hills Manor.
 A daughter of Robert D. and Sarah MORGAN HAMILTON, she was born August 23,
1884 in Chartiers Township.  She was a member of the First U. P. Church,
Houston, and had attended Washington Seminary.
 Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ida C. WOOD of Manassas, Va., Mrs. Hazel
A. BLACK of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Mrs. Hawlis L. CASHDOLLAR of Indiana, Pa.,
and Mrs. Jane R. MCCARTY of Hickory; two brothers Andrew H. RIGGLE of
Delaware Ohio, and Royal G. RIGGLE of Arvada, Colo.; a sister, Mrs. Hazel
PAXTON of R. D. 3, McDonald; a brother,
 

 Mrs. Anna Marry BELL, 87, of Cross Creek Township, R. D. 2, Avella, died
Sunday, April 27, 1975.
 A daughter of John F. and Martha MCPEAK MAWHINNEY, she was born February
12, 1888 in Cecil Township.  She was a member of the Hickory U. P. Church,
the Worthwhile Daughters Class of the church, the Mt. Pleasant Farm Women's
Club, and was formerly the organist at the Venice U. P. Church.
 She was married May 14, 1914, to J. Alvan BELL, who survives, along with
three sons, John E. of R. D. 1, Washington, J. Harlan, of Cross Creek, and
Ralph M., at home.; a daughter, Mrs. Martha B. SHAKLEY of Beaver; 11
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in Houston, in charge of the
Rev. Ronald L. OGLESBEE.  Burial was in Mt. Prospect cemetery.

From the McDonald Record-Outlook  May 15, 1975

Mrs. Mae L. SMITH, 71, of North street, McDonald, died Monday, May 12,
1975, in the St. Clair hospital.
 A daughter of the late Raymond E. and Lusetta P. BROOKS DOWNS, she was born
September 14, 1903, in Coraopolis.  She was a member of the Trinity U.P.
Church, McDonald, the Woman's Club of McDonald, the Auxiliary to American
Legion Post No. 485, McDonald, and was a past matron of McDonald Chapter No.
119 Order of the Eastern Star.
 Surviving are two sons, Raymond H. at home and C. Terry of Columbus, Ohio;
and two granddaughters. Her husband Charles SMITH died in 1958.
 Friends are being received in the Nation funeral home, McDonald, where
funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday in charge of the Rev.
Edward R. DELAIR, pastor of the Trinity U. P. Church, McDonald.  Burial will
be in Venice cemetery.

 Paul James SHIMEK, Sr., 72, of (Jumbo) R. D. 4, McDonald, died Saturday May
10, 1975, following an extended illness.
 A son of Joseph and Theresa KOLLAR SHIMEK, he was born November 1, 1902, in
McDonald, where he had spent his entire life.  He was employed by the Penn
Central Railroad for 53 years, until his retirement in 1969.  He was a
member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees and the First
Catholic Slovak Lodge of West Mifflin.
 Surviving are is wife Marion SMITH SHIMEK; a daughter, Theresa, the wife of
George AUGUSTINE, and a son Paul J., Jr. both of R. D. 4 McDonald; five
sisters, Mary and Cecelia of Fort Myers, Fla., Jennie ZAJICEK of Carnegie,
Beatrice DASHBACH of Pittsburgh, and Theresa MEIGHAN, of Avonmore; a
brother, Fred of Thornburg, and four grandchildren.  Three sisters and a
brother are deceased.
 Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday morning in St. Alphonsus R. C.
Church, McDonald, in charge of the Rev. Fr. F. Clifford SOISSON.  Burial was
in Robinson's Run cemetery. William D. ROGERS, funeral director.

From the McDonald Record-Outlook  May 8, 1975

Mrs. Elizabeth MCPEAK JOHNSON, 68, of Glassport, a native of Hickory, died
Monday, April 28, 1975, in the McKeesport Hospital
 The daughter of the late Walter and Theresa MCDOWELL MCPEAK, she was born
March 28, 1907, in Hickory.  She was an antique dealer in Glassport for 20
years and was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Clairton, the Women's
association of the church, and the Glassport Women's Club.
 Surviving are her husband, Walfred C. JOHNSON; a daughter, Mrs. Judith
RANKIN of Clairton; a brother, Alan MCPEAK of Mt. Pleasant Township; six
grandchildren, and one great-grandson.
 Funeral services and burial took place May 1 in McKeesport.

 Mrs. Katie DRUGA, of Tyre died Tuesday, April 29, 1975.
 She is survived by a daughter, Joan BROADWELL; a son, Ronald DRUGA; two
sisters, Jennie ZALNOSKY and Bertha POSEL; a brother, John LOGAR, Sr.; and
four grandsons.
 Funeral Mass was held May 2 in St. Columbkille R. C. Church.

 James W. MANGAN of Oakdale died Sunday May 4, 1975.
 He is survived by his wife Gloria CHAPPELL MANGAN; a son, James; his
mother, Mrs. Annabelle MANGAN; and a sister Mary LUNARDINE.
 Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Thomas funeral home,
Oakdale.

 Charles C. FICHTER of Whitehall, formerly of Oakdale, died Friday, May 2,
1975.
 He is survived by his wife Marie COUDRIET FICHTER; two daughters, Marcella
MAGDALINE and Shirley HORMEL; a son, Charles FICHTER; a sister, Marie
HEIDLER; a brother, Albert FICHTER; 10 grandchildren, and three
great-grandchildren.
 Funeral Mass was held Monday in St. Patrick's R. C. Church, Noblestown.

From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Apr 9, 1954

Mrs. Jane DONALDSON DICKSON, widow of Dr. W. R. DICKSON, McDonald, died
Monday, April 5, 1954, in New Castle.
 She was born in 1872 in New Wilmington, a daughter of the Rev. Thomas I
DONALDSON and E. DRENNEN DONALDSON.
 Mrs. DICKSON was a member of the Mothers Assistance Board of Washington
County for many years; a member of the First U. P. church, McDonald; was
active in the American Legion Auxiliary and was the first president and a
charter member of the McDonald Unit; a member of the Woman's club and active
in the Eastern Star.  She is a graduate of Westminster college.
 Surviving are four children:  Frances, wife of the late Dr. F. H. CAMPBELL,
Canonsburg; Robert of New Castle, William R. Jr., of Clearwater, Fla., and
Phil of Phoenix, Ariz.  There are seven grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in a New Castle funeral
home.  Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.

 Mrs. Bertha DU BARR THERME, 93, of O'Hara street, McDonald, and wife of the
late Louis THERME, died Sunday, April 4, 1954, in the Presbyterian hospital,
Pittsburgh, following an illness of ten days.
 She was born December 17, 1860, in France, a daughter of Andrew and Mary
MORAN DU BARR.  Se had been a resident of McDonald for 80 years, and was a
member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance church, McDonald.
 Surviving are one brother, Maurice DU BARR of Brownsville, two sisters,
Mrs. Pauline LEWIS of McDonald and Mrs. Mary CROSSLAND of McKeesport.  There
are a number of nieces and nephews.
 Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Rogers funeral home
in charge of the Rev. Charles COLAS, pastor of the Ardmore Baptist church,
Kansas City, Kansas.  Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.

 Mrs. Rose WEISSBERG SCHULTZ, wife of Joseph SCHULTZ of Oil City, died
suddenly at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 1, 1954, in the Oil City hospital.
 Mrs. SCHULTZ had resided in Oil City for the past 34 years.  She was born
in April, 1900, in Titusville and Married Joseph SCHULTZ in April, 1918.
 She resided in Titusville the early part of her life, later moving to
McDonald.
 Surviving are her husband and three children, David Jay, Howard Lee, and
Mrs. Samuel LEVINE, all of Oil City; three brothers, Joseph WEISSBERG and
Samuel WEISSBERG of McDonald, and Benjamin WEISSBERG of Miami, Fla., and a
sister, Mrs. Florence AMDUR of Miami, Fla., and two grandchildren Deena and
John LEVINE of Oil City.
 Funeral services were held last Friday in Oil City.  Burial was in
Titusville.

 William C. DIAMOND, 82, died Saturday, March 27, 1954, at his home in
Huntingdon.
 One of eleven children he is survived by two brothers, George DIAMIND of
Pittsburgh, and James DIAMOND of Noblestown, and one sister, Mrs. Henry
LAYTON of Johnstown.
 Burial was in Wilmore, Pa.

 Joseph PEROCK, 71, of Imperial, died March 27, 1954, in the Ohio Valley
hospital following a major operation.
 He is survived by one brother, Anthony PEROCK of Enlow, and by several
nieces and nephews.
 Funeral services were held March 31 in St. Columbkille church.  Burial was
in St. Columbkille cemetery.

 Robert V. MC CALMONT of Mt. Oliver, Pittsburgh, died Sunday, March 28,
1954, after several months' illness.  He was well known in the Hickory
district, he had a number of relatives in Mt. Pleasant township.
 Mr. MC CALMONT had been associated with the Ri-Knox Corporation, operators
of the Rialto Theater, Mt. Oliver, Pittsburgh, and was president and general
manager at the time of his retirement several years ago.  He was a member of
the Variety Club, Pittsburgh.
 He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ida GARDNER MC CALMONT, a daughter Phyllis, and a
brother, John E. MC CALMONT.  Burial was in Chestnut Ridge cemetery,
Washington county.

From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Apr 15, 1954

William I. LIDSTER died suddenly at 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 12, 1954, at
his home in Fannie street, McDonald.
 A son of William and Marie HALL LIDSTER, he was born March 27, 1879, in
England and came to the United States at the age of five years.  He was a
member of the First Presbyterian church, McDonald, and of the Men's Bible
class.  When he came to McDonald he was employed by the Pittsburgh Coal Co.,
and later by the Collins Boiler Works, McDonald.  He later was employed at
the Disco plant and the Nation al Supply Co. of Carnegie.  He retired in
1946.
 Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary CASE LIDSTER; one daughter, Wilma Jean,
Wife of Elmer BROWN of McDonald; two sisters, Mrs. Florence FRITCH of
Carnegie, and Mrs. Harriett TUCKER of East Liverpool, Ohio, and two
grandchildren.  A sister, Mrs. Fannie SECHRIST, preceded him in death in
February, 1954.
 Friends are being received at the Pettit funeral home, McDonald, where
services will be held April 15 at 2:30 p.m. in charge of the Rev. Donald L.
AIREY.  Burial will be in Robinson's Run cemetery.

 Mrs. Ella PEHLING TERLE, wife of the late John TERLE, died Tuesday, April
13, 1954, in her home in Fannie street following a brief illness.
 She was born in 1872 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late August and
Minnie BEHLING.  She was a resident of McDonald the greater part of her life
and was a charter member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church of
McDonald and was faithful in attendance even to the Sunday preceding her
death.
 Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Hazel BARKER, Carnegie; Mrs. Edna
BROWNING, Hopedale, Ohio; Mrs. Lillian SHIREY and Mrs. Ethel HOLMES, both of
McDonald, and one son, Harry J. TERLE, Bakersfield, Calif.  There are 32
grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren.
 Friends are being received at the Rogers funeral home, McDonald, where
funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday in charge of the Rev.
Ralph Y. SCOTT, pastor of the McDonald Christian and Missionary Alliance
Church.  Burial will be in Robinson Run cemetery.

 Mrs. Anna VALENT CHRISTIAN, 47, of Glenshaw, died suddenly April 5, 1954,
in the Pittsburgh hospital
 She was born in Imperial in 1905, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael
VALENT.
 She is survived by her husband, Stephen H. CHRISTIAN; a son Robert
CHRISTIAN, of Glenshaw; her mother, Mrs. Mary VALENT, of Imperial, and five
sisters - Mrs. Mary MRENAK, Cecil; Mrs. Agnes ORVATZ, Mt. Oliver,
Pittsburgh; Mrs. Catherine YANKOVICH, Mrs. Susan KING and Miss Lena VALENT,
all of imperial; and three brothers - John J. VALENT, Michael VALENT, and
Joseph VALENT, all of Imperial.
 Funeral services were held April 8 in St. Columbkille church.  Burial was
in St. Columbkille Cemetery, Imperial.

 Daniel SPENCER, 73, of Cecil, died at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 9, 1954, in
the Mercy hospital Pittsburgh, following a brief illness.
 He was born September 20, 1881, in Nelson Co., Va., and had been a resident
of Cecil for the past 54 years.  He was a retired coal miner and was a
member of the First Baptist Church of McDonald.
 He is survived by a son, Howard SPENCER, of Cecil and a half-brother, Ono
KEMP, of Cecil
 Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the First Baptist Church,
McDonald, in charge of the Rev. George BOWICK.  Burial was in the Venice
cemetery.

 The infant daughter of John W. and Jean LAIRD KRESS died April 10, 1954, in
Buffalo, N.Y.  Surviving besides the parents are one sister Linda, the
maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles LAIRD of Joplin, Mo., and the
parental grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John W. KRESS, Sr., of McDonald.
 Graveside services and burial were held April 14 in Robinson's Run cemetery
in charge of the Rev. Donald L. AIREY, pastor of the First Presbyterian
church, McDonald.

 Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Bertha MC MICHAEL SMITH, mother
of Mrs. James THOMSON of the Steubenville Pike, on Monday morning, April 12,
1954, at 9:00 following a heart attack.
 Friends will be received at the Thomas funeral home, Oakdale.  Services
will be held Thursday afternoon.

 MILITARY FUNERAL FOR FORMER IMPERIAL SOLDIER
 Cpl. William SWOAGER, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. SWOAGER of R. D. 1,
McKees Rocks, but formerly of Imperial, stationed with the 351st Infantry
Regiment at Trieste, Italy, died March 9, 1954, of severe body burns.
 Corporal SWOAGER was born April 5, 1931, in Imperial, and attended West
Allegheny high school. He later was employed by Jones & Laughlin, Aliquippa,
prior to entering the service Oct. 16, 1952.  He received his basic training
at Fort Knox, Ky., was a member of the tank corps, and went overseas March
27, 1953.
 Corporal SWOAGER is survived by his parents, a sister, Garnet; two
brothers, Jon and James, all at home; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
John WILSON of Enlow.
 The body was accompanied home by Cpl. Earl GODSHALL.  Friends were received
at the Weir funeral home, where military funeral services were held
Saturday, April 10, under the direction of the Montour Valley VFW Post 7714,
accompanied by members of Wesoloski-Hays American Legion Post 335.  The rev.
Raymond TOUVELL conducted the services.  Burial was in Valley cemetery.

 AGED MAN KILLED BY TRAIN HERE
 A 70-year-old man, Joseph MALITS, of R. D. 4, McDonald, was killed by an
eastbound freight train shortly after noon Tuesday, about 500 yards west of
the McDonald crossing.
 According to reports, MALITS was walking between tracks on and two and, as
the train approached he stepped into its path.
 The aged man had been employed as a caretaker on the Jacob Fine farm, R. D.
4, McDonald, for about a year and a half.  He had been in McDonald Monday
night had had slept overnight in the local jail.  Chief of police Enoch
MATTHEWS reported that he had taken him half-way to the Fine farm about 9:15
a.m. Tuesday, but he had apparently returned to McDonald.
 Mr. MALITS is survived by three sons, all of McKees Rocks.  The remains
were taken to McKees Rocks for burial.

 John REMY, Sr., 68, father of Mrs. Betty CAPITANI of Valley street,
McDonald, died suddenly at 7:30 a.m. March 21, 1954, in his home in
Carnegie.
 Mr. REMY was born in Germany and came to the U. S. when a child.  He had
resided in Carnegie about 45 years.  He was a member of the Christian
church, Carnegie.
 He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Helen GRIBBIN, Steubenville, Ohio;
Mrs. Mildred JOHNSON, Crafton, Miss Marie REMY, Carnegie; and Mrs. Betty
CAPITANI, McDonald: and two sons, John REMY, Jr., Rennerdale; and Carl REMY,
Brentwood.  His wife, Martha BLUM REMY, died in 1940 and a daughter, Mrs.
Dorothy GARDINER, died in 1947.
 Funeral services were held March 25 in a Carnegie funeral home, in charge
of the Rev. Ray JOHNSON, pastor of the Christian church, Carnegie.  Burial
was in Zimmerman cemetery.

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