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From the McDonald Record-Outlook  May 26, 1960

Thomas Smith TOWARD, 63, died Tuesday, May 23, 1960, in his home in Hickory
following a long illness.
 A son of the late John and Henrietta SMITH TOWARD, he was born August 4,
1896 in McDonald.  He had been a resident of Hickory for the past 30 years
and had worked for many years in area mines until his retirement.  He was a
member of the Mt. Pleasant U. P. Church, Hickory, and United Mine Workers of
America.
 Surviving are his wife, Mary COWDEN TOWARD; and two brothers, John K.
TOWARD of Gladden Heights, McDonald, and Samuel TOWARD of Oakdale.
 Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday in the Rogers funeral
home, McDonald, in charge of the Rev. William HADDEN, pastor of the Mt.
Pleasant U. P. Church, Hickory.  Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant U.P.
cemetery.

 Mrs. Margaret DASHOFY BEN, 61, wife of Thomas BEN of R. D. 1, McDonald,
died Monday, May 23, 1960.
 She was born September 15, 1898, in McKeesport and had been a resident of
R. D. 1, McDonald for ten years.
 In addition to her husband, she leaves a son, Edward, of McKeesport; a
daughter, Mrs. Isabella RANK of Detroit, Mich.; and a brother, Paul DASHOFY,
Houston.  There is one grandchild.
 A blessing service will be held at 8:00 pm in the Pettit funeral home,
McDonald.  Burial will take place at 2:00 pm Thursday in Robinson's Run
cemetery.

 Mrs. Minnie CLEEK KELSO, 80, died Saturday, May 21, 1960, in Washington
hospital, after suffering a stroke in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Margaret
PATTERSON in Bridgeville.
 Mrs. KELSO was born March 21, 1880, in Mason County, W. Va.  She was a
member of Raccoon Presbyterian Church, Candor, and the Women's Missionary
Society.  She had been employed for ten years as dining room supervisor in
the Boys' Industrial Home, Oakdale, retiring in 1956.  Her husband, Mark A.
KELSO of Bulger is deceased.
 Surviving are three sons, Clarence W., of Woodrow; Kenneth C. of R. D. 4,
McDonald; and Alexander M. of Nashville, Tenn.; three daughters; Mrs.
Margaret PATTERSON of Bridgeville; Mrs. Dorothy Holzer, of Warrendale and
Mrs. Esther GRAFT of Wapato, Wash.; two brothers, George CLEEK of the state
of California, and Mark CLEEK of Jackson, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. L. S. MALONE
of West View.  There are 28 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Pettit funeral home,
McDonald, in charge of the Rev. John A. SHEARER, pastor of the Raccoon
Presbyterian Church.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

 Victor DEHOUX, 61, died suddenly at 12:50 am Friday, May 20, 1960, in his
home in Queen street, McDonald.
 A son of Emile and Victorine DEHOUX, he was born September 27, 1898, in
McDonald where he had resided his entire life.
 He was employed in district coal mines and at the time of his retirement
because of ill health in 1956, he was employed by Jeff Mining Co., Presto.
 Surviving are his wife Eliza FERRIS DEHOUX, a son, Victor, Jr., at home;
two sisters, Rose the wife of Charles SMITH of McDonald, and Lucetta, the
wife of William JOHNSON of Weirton, W.Va.; and three brothers, Fred, Jules
and Emile DEHOUX all of McDonald.
 Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Rogers funeral home,
McDonald, in charge of the Rev. Jack PAXTON, pastor of the First Methodist
Church, McDonald.  Burial was in Robinson's

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From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Nov. 4, 1979

George M. HAMMERLY, 83, of Primrose, R.D. 4, McDonald, died Monday, October
29,  1979 in South Hills Convalesant Home.
 A son of George M. and Isabelle WEIR HAMMERLY, he was born August 7, 1896,
in McDonald.
 He was a retired pumper for the South Penn Oil Co., having retired in 1961.
He was a member of the Trinity U. P. Church, McDonald, the Midway Volunteer
Fire Department, and the SNPJ Club, Midway.
 He is survived by his wife, Ruth ADAMS HAMMERLY; three daughters, Hazel
VARNEY and Jessie HAMMERLY, both at home, and Mrs. Donna KIMMEL of Chicago
Heights, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. Mary WILSON, Mrs. Jessie SHAFER, and Miss
Isabel HAMMERLY all of  Aliquippa; five grandchildren, and one
great-grandchild.
 Friends are being received at the Nation funeral home, McDonald.  Funeral
services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday in charge of the Rev. Edward R.
DeLAIR, pastor of the Trinity U. P. Church, McDonald.  Burial will be in
Robinson's Run cemetery.

 Mrs. Bessie L. NELSON, 86, of East Lincoln avenue, McDonald, died Saturday,
October 27, 1979 in the Washington Hospital Extended Care Facility.
 A daughter of Edward and Margaret J. HODGSON CRAFT, she was born May 23,
1893, in Elk County.
 Mrs. NELSON was a member of the Trinity U. P. Church, McDonald, and was a
member and past matron of McDonald Chapter No. 119, Order of the Eastern
Star.
 Surviving are three sons, Clifford G. of Coraopolis, Jack E. of Pinion
Hills, Calif., and Donald D., at home; a daughter, Margaret E. of Los
Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Estella FILER of Blanktown; seven
grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  Her husband John NELSON died in
1976.
 Funeral services were held Tuesday evening in the Nation funeral home,
McDonald, in charge of the Rev. Edward R. DeLAIR, pastor of the Trinity U.
P. Church, McDonald.  Burial took place Wednesday morning in the Crestview
Memorial Park, Grove City.

 Mrs. Margaret A.SNYDER, 76, of McDonald R. D., died Sunday, October 28,
1979, in the St. Clair hospital.
 She was born December 25, 1902 in Ohio.
 She is survived by two daughters, Mae SIMPSON of Noblestown, and Mildred
SMITH of Washington; a son, John SNYDER of Noblestown; 12 grandchildren, and
eight great-grandchildren.  Her husband Charles is deceased.
 Funeral services were held Wednesday morning in the Thomas funeral home,
Oakdale, in charge of the Rev. Frederick GILBERT, pastor of the Noblestown
and Federal U. M. Churches.  Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.
 Stanley F. KESNECK, 61, of Cecil, died Saturday, October 27, 1979, in the
Washington hospital.
 A son of Stanley and Stella LEBKOWSKA KESNECK, he was born November 17,
1917, in Westland.  He was a retired postal employee and had been employed
at the Bridgeville Post Office.  He was a member of the National Letter
Carriers Association, the Loyal Order of Moose of Washington, and the
Slovenian National Home, Bishop.
 Surviving are his wife, Rita RICHERT KESNECK; two sons, Thomas (?.) KESNECK
of Fairview, and Stanley J. KESNECK of Cecil; a granddaughter; two sister,
Ann, the wife of George UDEDAK of San Pierre, Ind., and Sophie, the wife of
Carl SCHANER of Pittsburgh; two brothers, Edward KESNECK of Canonsburg, and
Chester KESNECK of Anaheim, Calif.  Two brothers, John (Butch) KESNECK and
William KESNECK, Sr., and a sister Jeannette HAPECHUCK, are deceased.
 Mass of Christian burial was held Wednesday morning in St. Mary's R. C.
Church, Cecil, in charge of the Rev. Fr. John O. GRIFFITH.  Burial was in
St. Mary's cemetery.

 Mrs. Mamie J. SHEAKLEY, 80, of Hollywood, Fla., a native of this area, died
Tuesday, October 23, 1979, in Hollywood.
 A daughter of William and Anna QUINET JAMISON, she was born February 10,
1899, in Sturgeon.
 She is survived by her husband, Merle; a daughter, Anna Mae ANDREWS of
Clearwater, Fla.; a brother, Robert JAMISON of Clinton; and two grandsons,
Richard ANDREWS of Ashland, Ohio, and Douglas ANDREWS of Bloomsburg.
 Funeral services were held October 24 in Hollywood, Fla.  Burial was in
Curlew Hills Memorial Gardens, Palm Harbor, Fla.

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From the McDonald Record-Outlook  July 30, 1959

     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 held 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., 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  July 30, 1959

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 it's
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.  Burial 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 Wilkinsburg; two
brothers, Joseph MARFLAK of Green Tree, and Andrew MARFLAK of Imperial.
There are three grandchildren.
     Funeral services wee held Saturday morning in St. Columbkille R. C.
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 being 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. A. BOVARD, 82, of the East end, Pittsburgh, formerly of Oakdale,
died Friday, September 25, 1959, following a long illness.
      He came to Oakdale during the oil excitement 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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