|Clara I. Anderson
Clara I. Anderson, 71, of Loyalhanna Township, died Wednesday, Nov.
14, 2001, in I.H.S. at Mountain View, Unity Township. She was born Jan.
27, 1930, in Avonmore, a daughter of the late John and Mary McGuire Frain.
She was a homemaker, having lived the past 48 years in Loyalhanna Township.
She was a member of the Sons of Zebedee Lutheran Church, Saltsburg. In
addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant brother.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Raymond L. Anderson; two sons,
George W. Anderson of Derry and Glenn A. Anderson of Loyalhanna Township;
three daughters, Linda R. Rager and Janet L. Anderson, both of Loyalhanna
Township, and Debra A. Ashbaugh of Vandergrift; a sister, Twila Hopkins
of Saltsburg; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Friends will
be received in the CURRAN FUNERAL HOME, 701 Salt St., Saltsburg, Friday
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10
a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. April Dailey officiating. Interment
in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.
Clara M. "Tamie" (Bowman) Barko
Clara M. "Tamie" (Bowman) Barko, 66, of Ruffsdale, went to be with
her Lord Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, after a four-year courageous battle with
cancer. Born June 10, 1935, in Mt. Pleasant, she was a daughter of the
late Robert and Lydia (Creighton) Bowman. She was a member of the Grandview
Church of God, Smithton. She was a contributing member of the American
Cancer Society. Prior to her illness, she was an assistant chef at Mr.
P's Restaurant, Greensburg. Her memories will be cherished by her husband
of 44 years, Joel A. Barko Sr.; two sons, Joel A. Barko Jr. and wife, Linda,
of Connellsville and Joey L. Barko of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; two daughters,
Lisa A. Fox of Irwin and Kathy J. Dill and husband, Henry ``Pickle,'' at
home; three brothers, Kenneth Bowman and wife, Jean, of Wooddale, Braden
``Bud'' Bowman and wife, Faye, of Dunbar and Melvin Bowman and wife, Jo
Ann, of Greensburg; four sisters, Mary Cumberland of Connellsville, Dorothy
Hostetler of Mt. Pleasant, Margaret Barko of Connellsville and Frances
Barko and husband, Ted, of Greensburg; a brother-in-law, Albert Collins
of Mt. Pleasant; three sisters-in-law, Dorothy Bowman of Scottdale, Dixie
Bowman of Latrobe and Nancy L. Brashear of Belle Vernon; four grandchildren,
Kayla and Kelly Barko and Danny and Devin Fox; and numerous nieces and
nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters,
infant Ethel Bowman and Gerry Collins; and two brothers, Robert and Herbert
``Babe'' Bowman. Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. at the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., 730 W. Main St., Mt.
Pleasant, where service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. D.
Keith Solomon officiating. Interment will follow in Alverton Cemetery.
Dorothy Exline Barron
Dorothy Exline Barron, 81, of Mt. Pleasant, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2001,
at the home of her son, Ronald Pritts, in Andover, Mass. Born March 6,
1920, in Mt. Pleasant, she was a daughter of the late Edgar and Bessie
(Kalp) Exline. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Lenox Crystal,
Mt. Pleasant, and Montgomery Wards as a credit manager. She was a member
of the Mt. Pleasant Church of God. She was a graduate of Ramsay High School,
Class of 1938. She was recognized by ``Ripley's Believe It Or Not'' for
her signature, .X_. In addition, she was a Fallingwater historian. Surviving
are three sons, Ronald L. Pritts and wife, Margaret, of Andover, Mass.,
James E. Pritts and wife, Patricia, of Redwood City, Calif., and Barry
L. Pritts and wife, Diane, of Harrisburg; two stepsons, Paul Barron Jr.
of Mt. Pleasant and David J. Barron of State College; a stepdaughter, Sandra
Hamm and husband, John, of Champion; a sister, Betty Crise and husband,
Richard, of Florida; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. In
addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul
``Pete'' Barron Sr., in 1978; and a stepdaughter, Linda S. Barron Harshman,
in 1970. Friends will be received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME
INC., 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m., at which
time her funeral service will begin with the Rev. Charles W. Yost officiating.
Interment will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Andrew H. Bergman
Andrew H. Bergman Sr., 75, of Filbern Manor, West Newton, died Tuesday,
Nov. 13, 2001, in Mon Valley Hospital, Carroll Township. He was born Oct.
28, 1926, in Collinsburg, son of the late William and Minnie (George) Bergman.
He was a retired steelworker of the Donora steel mill. Prior to that, he
worked for the former Wagner Tire and Recapping, West Newton, and drove
a van for Sweeney's Restaurant, Rostraver Township. In addition to his
parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Bill, Wilbert and
Ray Bergman; a sister, Margaret Sikorsky; and two grandchildren. He is
survived by his wife of 51 years, Barbara A. (Caudill) Bergman; seven children,
Andrea Shincovich of West Newton, William Bergman of Galveston, Texas,
Thomas Bergman of New Kensington, Andrew H. Bergman Jr. of West Newton,
Rebecca A. Frohnhofer of Washington, Pa., Theresa M. Bergman of Fayette
City and Scott Allen Bergman of Scottdale; 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren;
a brother, Edward Bergman of West Point, Ohio; three sisters, Alma Chuck
of West Point, Ohio, Martha Kelley of Monessen and Ruth Dinardo of West
Newton; and numerous nieces and nephews. No visitation. A memorial service
will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the RICHARD F. DODSON FUNERAL HOME, 213
Main St., West Newton, with the Rev. Allen R. Riethmiller presiding. Private
interment. The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Diabetes
Association, 300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 700, Pittsburgh, PA 15235.
Frank W. "KuKu" Comfort
Frank W. "KuKu" Comfort Sr., 86, of Mt. Pleasant, died Wednesday, Nov.
14, 2001, in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. Born March 1, 1915, in Tarrs,
he was a son of the late Ross and Mary Grace (Salvato) Comfort. Prior to
his retirement, he was employed as a truck driver for Whitestar Laundry,
McKeesport, for 29 years, and as a toll collector for the Pennsylvania
Turnpike, Donegal interchange, for 13 years. He was a member of St. Pius
X Roman Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant. He was a World War II veteran, having
served in the U.S. Army. In addition, he was a member of the American Legion
Post 446 and VFW Post 3368, both of Mt. Pleasant, Teamsters Union, a life
member of both the Hecla Sportsman's Club and Assunta Club, Mt. Pleasant.
Surviving are a son, Frank W. Comfort Jr. and wife, Sharon, of Delaware,
Ohio; a daughter, Joanne Kaczynski and husband, Eugene, of Scottdale; a
sister, Anne Karaffa of Mt. Pleasant; and five grandchildren, Teresa Cantini,
Jeannie Swank, Lisa Kaczynski, Christopher Comfort and Sumer Comfort. In
addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Florence
M. (Lattanzo) Comfort, in 1995; two brothers, Michael and Guy ``Al'' Comfort;
two sisters, Rose Benedict and Josephine Comfort; and infant twins, Helen
and Charles Comfort. Friends will be received at the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL
HOME INC., 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and
Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held in the
funeral home Saturday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a 10 a.m. funeral Mass
to be celebrated at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael
W. Matusak as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Rita's Cemetery,
Connellsville, with full military rites accorded by members of the American
Legion and VFW.
J.R. "Doc" Espey
Formerly of Reagantown
J.R. "Doc" Espey, 64, of Vanderbilt, formerly of Reagantown, passed
away late Tuesday evening, Nov. 13, 2001, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville.
J.R. was born at Reagantown in East Huntingdon Township, Oct. 3, 1937,
a son of the late Hugh Thurman and Audrice A. Davis Espey. J.R. was the
longtime proprietor of Espey's Meat Market and noted operator of Espey's
Cider Press at Reagantown. Years ago, he was employed at Westmoreland Dairy,
prior to working with his father at the meat market. He especially enjoyed
working around the butcher shop during deer season, providing a service
to successful area hunters, both young and old. J.R. was an avid Dale Earnhardt
#3 racing fan and loved to take cruises, travel and fish. He was a member
of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and a graduate of East Huntingdon
High School. J.R. is survived by his loving family; his wife, Diana M.
Graft Espey, whom he married on Jan. 25, 1985; his children, Joseph R.
Espey Jr. and wife, Beth, Randy Espey and wife, Vicki, and Kisa Nelson
and husband, Kelvin, all of Scottdale RD1; four stepchildren, John Batronis
and Kim of Dawson, Joe Batronis and wife, Tracy, of Adah, Jim Batronis
and wife, Melissa, of Greencastle and Jeff Batronis and Tracy of Vanderbilt;
six grandchildren, Sarah Espey, Joseph R. Espey III, Emily Espey, Rebecca
Espey, Kelvin Nelson Jr. and Stephanie Nelson; six stepgrandchildren; a
sister, Elizabeth ``Liz'' Dillinger of Scottdale RD1; a nephew, Edwin Dillinger
and wife, Joanne; a great-niece, Teri MacPhail; a great-nephew, Don Dillinger;
and his special pet dog, Penny. In addition to his parents, J.R. was preceded
in death by a granddaughter, Pamela Ann Espey, in 1987; two brothers, Hugh
T. Espey Jr., in 1992, and Emerson Davis Espey, in 1994; an infant brother
and sister; a brother-in-law, Roy Dillinger; and a sister-in-law, Rose
Espey. Family and friends will be received Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at the ROBERT
B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, 724-887-5300, e-mail:
email@example.com. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the
funeral home chapel with Pastors Charlie Yost and Herb Peterson co-officiating.
Graveside committal services and interment will follow in Dickerson Run
Cemetery. Family suggests memorials to: Leukemia Society, toll-free 800-726-2873.
Love Lasts Forever!
Viola R. Evans
North Huntingdon Township
Viola R. Evans, 86, of North Huntingdon Township, on Tuesday, Nov.
13, 2001, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. Born in Ellwood
City, April 3, 1915, she was a daughter of the late Daniel J. and Anna
Marie Eichenberger Bookamer. Wife of the late John E. Evans. She was a
member of the First Congregational Church in McKeesport. She is survived
two sons, Robert Bruce Evans of Elizabeth and Thomas Earl Evans of Port
Vue; a daughter, Judith Evans of North Huntingdon; and a sister, Emma Marion
of Ellwood City. Also survived by 21 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
Mother of Jack Arnold Evans, William E. Evans and James Douglas Evans,
who preceded her in death. Sister of Edward Bookamer, Ruth Lutz and Pearl
Carnahan, who preceded her in death. A memorial service will be held in
the HUNTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 1600 Coursin St., McKeesport, Saturday at
noon with the Rev. James P. Hart officiating. Private interment will follow
in McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery.
John F. Garber
John F. Garber, 74, of Greensburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at
his home. John was born in Hunker, April 16, 1927, a son of the late John
Garber and Catherine Sohonage. John joined the Marines during World War
II, by concealing his age because he wanted to fight for his country. When
he returned, he worked in a coal mine in Connellsville for a couple of
years - something he remembered as being a good job because you got paid
for exactly the work you did. John then entered the State Police Academy
and worked as a Pennsylvania State Policeman for 27 years. John was the
policeman that you wished you were pulled over by, as he had the demeanor
and kindness of the cop at the counter from the Norman Rockwell painting.
Upon retirement, John started an electrical contracting business, Garber
Electric, with his son, John. He was going to work on the day he died.
It is difficult to capture in words the extent of the grace and gentleness
with which John led his life. To say that John loved helping people would
be putting it too simply. John's life was about taking care of the people
he loved and the people he encountered. Yet he found joy in the simplest
of things, from the apples in his orchard, to the sound of a spring rain
from the porch of his house. From his life, he taught us to celebrate each
moment and to appreciate what we have. He was a proud and strong man, and
he has left us with this legacy. John is survived by his wife, Joan Dayner
Garber; three children, John Garber III and Jason Garber, both of Greensburg,
and Alice Garber and husband, Paul Sestili, of San Francisco, Calif.; two
sisters, Helen Costello and husband, James, of Tampa, Fla., and Betty Bashioum
and husband, Richard, of Ruffsdale. In addition to his parents, John was
predeceased by his brother, Robert Garber. A funeral service will be held
in the First United Methodist Church, 15 E. Second St. (at Maple), Greensburg,
Friday at 11 a.m. (please meet at the church). Interment with full military
honors accorded by the VFW Post 33 Honor Guard will follow in St. Clair
Cemetery, Greensburg. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you
make donations to VFW Post 33, 516 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601,
an establishment that John was very fond of and always wished the best.
Arrangements by the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 409 W. Pittsburgh
St., Greensburg, 724-837-0020. Natale N. Pantalone, supervisor. www.pantalone.com.
Anne Guerrieri, 71, of Herminie, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, at her
home. Born Aug. 29, 1930, in Sewickley Township, she was a daughter of
the late Alfred Sr. and Dominica Cellini Guerrieri. Prior to her retirement,
she was employed by Westinghouse Corp. at its Mica Plant in North Huntingdon.
She was a member of the St. Edward's Roman Catholic Church, Herminie. In
addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph
and Guiseppe Guerrieri; and a sister, Angeline Guerrieri. Surviving are
four brothers, Alfred Guerrieri Jr. of Herminie, Pete Guerrieri and his
wife, Angeline, of Herminie, Mel Guerrieri and his wife, Jane, of Rillton
and Carlo Guerrieri and his wife, Dorothy, of Clermont, Fla.; several nieces
and nephews; and two special children, Vinnie and Joey Comini. There was
a private family viewing at the BEATTY-RICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Madison,
Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., the time of a blessing service
with her pastor, Father Lawrence Manchas, officiating. Interment followed
in the West Newton Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions
be made to St. Edward's Church School, 1 St. Edward Square, Herminie, PA
William M. Heaps
William M. Heaps, 75, of Delmont, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, in Westmoreland
Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Sept. 14, 1926, in Pitcairn,
a son of the late Martin and Evelyn Heaps. Before retiring, Bill was a
foreman and supervisor for Crawford Homes, and presently worked as the
zoning officer for Delmont. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II
and Korea, and a member of St. John Baptist de la Salle Church, Delmont,
the Slickville American Legion and the Salem Gun Club. Bill is survived
by his loving wife of 51 years, Marie A. (Mazzoni) Heaps; two sons, James
Heaps and his wife, Kathy, of Jeannette and William J. Heaps and his wife,
Laurie, of Delmont; two daughters, Maria A. Ponterio and her husband, John,
of Penn Township and Melissa A. Miller and her husband, Greg, of Forbes
Road; a sister, Louise Ellwood of Duluth, Minn.; six grandchildren, Rebecca,
William, Shawn, Lauren, Brandon and Lexi; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Family and friends were received Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be
received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME
INC. at Twin Valley, 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, 724-468-1177. Bill's funeral
Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10:30 a.m. in St. John Baptist de la
Salle Church, Delmont, with Father William J. McGuirk as celebrant. Interment
will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont, with full military rites
accorded by American Legion Post 981 Honor Guard. Kevin P. Altman, supervisor
in charge of arrangements. For directions, go to www.VaiaFuneralHome.com.
Ethel Mae Hunker
Ethel Mae Hunker, 90, of Scottdale, passed away early Wednesday morning,
Nov. 14, 2001, in Scottdale Manor and Rehabilitation Center, East Huntingdon
Township. Ethel Mae was born Jan. 22, 1911, in Scottdale, a daughter of
the late Reese Davis and Ethel Guest Davis. Ethel Mae was a lifetime member
of St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church, Scottdale, and a graduate of Scottdale
High School with the Class of 1931. Ethel Mae is survived by her loving
children, Donald Hunker and wife, Saundra, of Scottdale, William Hunker
and wife, Donna Lee, of Scottdale and Richard Hunker and wife, Carole,
of Scottdale; nine grandchildren, Kim McClung of Scottdale, Eric Hunker
and wife, Diane, of Delmont, Dean Hunker and wife, Ranae, of Okinawa, Japan,
Dennis Hunker and wife, Tabatha, of Scottdale, Doug Hunker and wife, Kim,
of Scottdale, Debbi Walter and husband, Howard, of Tarrs, David Hunker
and wife, Diane, of Pittsburgh, Dale Hunker and wife, Stephanie, of Monroe,
N.C., and Dee Graft and husband, Gary, of Scottdale; 28 great-grandchildren;
two great-great-grandsons; a brother, Harry E. Davis of Connellsville;
a sister, Dorothy Bissell of Clarion; and several nieces and nephews. In
addition to her parents, Ethel Mae was preceded in death by her husband,
Leroy ``Lee'' Hunker, on July 11, 1990; a great-grandson, Brady Walter;
and a brother, Reese Davis. Family and friends will be received Friday
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105
Spring St., Scottdale, 724-887-5300, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Funeral
services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with
the Rev. Howard J. Rudisill officiating. Graveside committal services and
interment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery, next to her late husband.
Family suggests memorials to St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church, Scottdale,
in memory of Ethel Mae Hunker. Love Lasts Forever!
William P. Kinnan
William P. Kinnan Sr., 83, of Greensburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001,
in Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born March 1, 1918, in Kittanning, a son
of the late Roy E. and Mae Schrecongost Kinnan. He retired from Smalis
Conveyors in New Stanton, where he was a truck driver. Along with his parents,
he was predeceased by an infant son, David Roy, in 1956; a granddaughter,
Tracy Lynn Kinnan, in 1985; two brothers, Clarence and Walter; and two
sisters, Virginia and Goldie. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gladys
R. Hollis Kinnan of Greensburg; three sons, William P. Jr. and wife, Connie,
of Findlay, Ohio, James G. of Phoenix, Ariz., and Robert E. of Meadow Vista,
Calif.; three daughters, Ruth E. of Latrobe, Mrs. John (Tisha) McQueen
of Canyon City, Calif., and Mrs. Dennis (Heather) Meloy of Blairsville;
two sisters, Betty Miller and Edna Hoffman; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren;
and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Thursday from
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the P. DAVID NEWHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, corner of
Church and Washington streets, in New Alexandria. Services will be held
Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. John Moore officiating.
Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, New Alexandria.
Walter Frederick Kornman
Formerly of Ardara
Walter Frederick Kornman, 87, formerly of Ardara, died Monday, Nov.
12, 2001, of natural causes. He was born Feb. 16, 1914, in Rochester, Pa.,
a son of the late George and Elizabeth (Elsman) Kornman. He served as a
warrant officer in the U.S. Army artillery during World War II, seeing
action throughout England, France and Germany. After the war, he went to
work for Westinghouse Electric Co., retiring as a foreman in the Large
Rotating Apparatus Division. During his tenure, he supervised the construction
of the largest turbine produced by the company. He enjoyed hunting, fishing
and historical research. He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church,
Irwin, and Shidle Lodge #601 F&AM. In addition to his parents, he was
preceded in death by two sisters, Marie Barron and Dorothy Young. He is
survived by his wife, Barbara (Zupsic) Kornman, whom he married in 1943;
a son, Robert Kornman and wife, Jody, of Lititz; a daughter, Pam Joyce
and husband, Kevern, of South Dartmouth, Mass.; four grandchildren; and
a brother, Harold Kornman of Beaver. Friends and family will be received
at the VINCENT V. RODGERS FUNERAL HOME, 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin, Friday
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service Saturday at 10 a.m. in the funeral
home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Clifton J. Suehr officiating. Interment,
Restland Memorial Park, Monroeville.
Paul J. Kurilla
Paul J. Kurilla, 86, of Fredericktown, Washington County, died Tuesday,
Nov. 13, 2001, in the Washington Hospital. He was born July 4, 1915, in
Keystone, Westmoreland County, a son of the late Steve and Mary (Pollo)
Kurilla. He was a retired coal miner of the Bethlehem Mines Corp. He was
a member of the UMWA, Local 1197, where he served as past treasurer, and
a former member of the Ellsworth Council of Ellsworth, Pa. He is survived
by his wife, Victoria Nonic Kurilla; two stepdaughters, Dorothy Mannion
of Ligonier and Barbara Bevacqua of North Hills, Pittsburgh; six grandchildren;
and six great-grandchildren. Friends will be received Thursday from 7 to
9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME,
2830 Main St., Beallsville. A blessing service will be held Saturday at
10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Parish of St. Oliver
Plunkett, St. Michael Archangel Church, Fredericktown. Interment in the
Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monongahela.
Richard M. Leidy
Richard M. Leidy, 92, of Trafford, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, in
the Woodhaven Care Center, Monroeville. He was born Dec. 24, 1908, in Altoona,
a son of the late Calvin and Emma Dearment Leidy. He was a U.S. Army veteran
of World War II, a retired employee of Westinghouse Electric, East Pittsburgh,
and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents,
he was preceded in death by his first wife, Pearl McCurdy, and second wife,
Angeline Ferline; a brother, George Leidy; and a grandson, Richard A. Leidy
Jr. He is survived by a son, Richard A. Leidy of Tarentum; a sister, Vera
Dahlstrom of Irwin; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Friends were received Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be received Thursday
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME, 429
Duquesne Ave., Trafford, where service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with
the Rev. Jerry D. Williams officiating. Interment will follow in Restland
Memorial Park, Monroeville.
Frank R. McClain
Frank R. McClain, 88, of North Versailles, on Monday, Nov. 12, 2001.
Son of the late Thomas and Estelle (Gilson) McClain. Beloved husband of
Agnes (Pieklo) Pacacha McClain and the late Dorothy H. (Platt) McClain.
Beloved father of Brian R., Frank R. and Robert G. McClain and Diane Kapp;
stepfather of Richard, Ronald, William, Robert, Joseph and Gregory Pacacha,
Maria Aul and Virginia Blazer. Brother of the late John K. (J. Kenneth)
McClain and Madeline O'Brien. Also survived by numerous grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME
INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to
4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where service will be held Friday at 9 a.m., followed
by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Robert Bellarmine Roman
Kenneth J. Miller
Kenneth J. Miller, 81, of Jeannette, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001,
at home. He was born in Jeannette, a son of the late Daniel and Pearl Brown
Miller. Prior to retirement, he was employed by GenCorp of Jeannette. He
was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He is survived
by his brother, Raymond Miller of Jeannette. There will be no public viewing
or visitation. Services will be private. MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC.,
Jeannette, in charge of arrangements.
Mary Ruth Strain Oesterling
Formerly of Butler County
Mary Ruth Strain Oesterling, 83, of New Alexandria RD2, formerly of
Butler County, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, in the Greensburg Care Center.
She was born June 14, 1918, in Penn Township (Butler County), a daughter
of the late J. Russell and Margaret Maharg Strain. She had attended the
Salem Lutheran Church in Delmont, and was a graduate of the former Carnegie
Institute of Technology. Mary was a veteran of World War II, having served
in the WAVES. Prior to retirement, she had worked as a home economist and
later as a real estate broker. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased
by her husband, Warren E. Oesterling. She is survived by two sons, R. Eric
Oesterling and his wife, Susan, of New Alexandria RD2 and Kurt F. Oesterling
and his wife, Christine, of Milwaukee, Wis.; a daughter, Krista Rising
and her husband, James, of Amherst, Mass.; and eight grandchildren, Jessica,
Abby, Sarah, Lauren, Courtney and Andrew Oesterling and Jessamyn and Lisa
Rising. Friends will be received at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh
St., Greensburg, Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service will be held
in the funeral home Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Craig T. Hess officiating.
Private interment will be in the Brownsdale Cemetery, Butler County.
Mary P. Raczkowski
Mary P. Raczkowski, 88, of Sutersville, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001,
in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Aug. 14, 1913,
in Torino, Italy, a daughter of the late Michael and Maria Tappira Ganio.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley
F. Raczkowski, in 1994; and two sisters, Rose Reggiani and Grace Ganio.
She is survived by a son, Stanley M. Raczkowski and wife, Sharon, of Hilton
Head, S.C.; a daughter, Elaine Saccani and husband, Melvin, of Sutersville;
four grandchildren, S. Michael Raczkowski of Sutersville, Cynthia Pate
of Houston, Texas, Mark Saccani of Sutersville and Michele LeChat of Pittsburgh;
five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Friends will
be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY
JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., West Newton, where service will be held Friday at
11 a.m. with Pastor John Lyons officiating. Interment, West Newton Cemetery.
Jay A. Reynolds
Jay A. Reynolds, 75, of Scottdale, died early Wednesday morning, Nov.
14, 2001, in I.H.S. of Greater Pittsburgh, Greensburg. He was born March
24, 1926, in Scottdale, a son of the late Albert A. and Virginia (Noss)
Reynolds. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Scottdale.
Prior to his retirement, Jay was self-employed as an insurance agent in
the Scottdale area with more than 30 years of service. Jay was a member
of the Scottdale Elks B.P.O.E. 777, where he participated in the pool league,
and also was a member of the Everson VFW Post. He was presently a part-time
employee during tax season for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue,
Greensburg office. Jay was a veteran of the armed forces, having served
with the U.S. Navy during World War II on the U.S. NTS and the USS Moore,
attaining the rank of quartermaster 3rd class. He was the recipient of
the European Theatre, Pacific Theatre and the American Theatre ribbons
and the World War II Victory Medal. He was a graduate of Scottdale High
School, Class of 1944, and Franklin Business School. Jay was an avid golfer
and loved the card game of bridge. Jay leaves to cherish his memories his
loving and devoted wife of 54 years, Lorraine (Renie) Hines Reynolds, whom
he married June 18, 1947; two daughters, Gloria A. Bushyeager of Clarion
and Diane R. Reed and her husband, Jerry, of Neosho, Mo.; four grandchildren,
Shannon and Kisa Bushyeager and Drew and Emily Mickolay; two stepgrandchildren,
Erin and Bethany Reed; and a sister, Janet Beers and her husband, George,
of Liverpool, N.Y. Jay's family will receive friends in the FRANK KAPR
FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Thursday from 2 to
4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 9 to 10:45 a.m., followed by his funeral
service at 11 a.m. with his pastor, the Rev. Dr. Paul Morris, officiating.
Committal services and interment with full military honors by the Southmoreland
Veterans Association will follow in St. John Roman Catholic Parish Cemetery,
Scottdale. The Scottdale Elks will conduct a memorial service Thursday
at 7 p.m. in the funeral home.
Amy Lynn Sumey
Amy Lynn Sumey, 37, of Youngwood, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, in Latrobe
Area Hospital. She was born Aug. 11, 1964, in Jeannette, a daughter of
Eugene Baughman of Michigan and Sandra Menchio Johnson of Greensburg. In
addition to her parents, she is survived by her son, John-Michael E. Sumey;
a brother, Barry Baughman, a chaplain serving with the U.S. Navy in Japan;
a sister, Toni Caughey of Greensburg; maternal grandmother, Nell Menchio
of Greensburg; her boyfriend, Robert M. Nudo II of Youngwood; special friends,
Beth and Robert Hornak of Youngwood; and several aunts, uncles, cousins,
nieces and nephews. There will be no public viewing. A service will be
held Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Twin Valley Memorial Park Chapel, Delmont.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorial donations for Amy's son,
John-Michael, c/o Toni Caughey, 718 Alexander St., Greensburg, PA 15601.
The KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME INC., Greensburg, in charge of the arrangements.
Mary (Kacsmarik) Vangor
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Formerly of Irwin
Mary (Kacsmarik) Vangor, 92, of Ann Arbor, Mich., formerly of Irwin,
died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001. She was born April 19, 1909, in Shoaf, a
daughter of the late John and Mary (Vayda) Kacsmarik. She was a member
of Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church, Sheridan Terrace, and participated
in various activities involved with her husband's pastoral duties for the
church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,
the Rev. Emery I. Vangor, in 1971; a son, Luther Vangor; a sister, Anna
Bonnis; and a brother, John Kacsmarik. Survivors include a son, Samuel
Vangor and wife, Dorothy, of Hazel Green, Ala.; a daughter, Marilyn Frick
and husband, Robert, of Franklin Lakes, N.J.; seven grandchildren, Bonnie
Chase and husband, Pat, Vicki Wagner and husband, Rob, Debbie Frank and
husband, Jeff, Terrie Marker, Cindy Frick, Caryn Mulle and husband, Tom,
and Robbie Frick; 14 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Sophie Super
of Parma, Ohio, and Helen Urban of Cleveland, Ohio. Friends will be received
at the VINCENT V. RODGERS FUNERAL HOME, 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin, Thursday
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the
funeral home chapel with the Rev. George Hanko officiating. Interment,
Irwin Union Cemetery.
Sophie (Moore) Bishop Zacchetti
Sophie (Moore) Bishop Zacchetti, 96, of Greensburg, died Monday, Nov.
12, 2001, in Westmoreland Manor, Hempfield Township. She was born May 25,
1905, in Herminie, daughter of the late Gaspar and Josephine (Perclinek)
Moore. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Andrew Moore;
and sisters, Katie Valli and Mary Caserman. She was also preceded in death
by her husband, John Zacchetti; and sons-in-law, Nick Palangio and Jack
Jablonsky. She is survived by her daughter, Helen (Bishop) Palangio of
Damascus, Ark.; and a son, John Bishop and his wife, Aileen (Stahl) Bishop,
of Des Plaines, Ill. She is also survived by her daughter, Marybelle (Bishop)
Jablonsky of Greensburg, with whom she had resided for the past 25 years.
She leaves eight grandchildren, Nick (Sharon) Palangio, John Bishop III,
Sandra (Don) Kontos, Wesley Bishop, Patty (Rick) Owens, Sharon (Dan) Novakovich,
John (Debbie) Jablonsky and Tim (Michelina) Jablonsky; and nine great-grandchildren,
Stacey, Amy and Brett Novakovich, Rachel, John, Melani and Jenna Jablonsky,
George Kontos and Jessie Owens. She also raised a niece and nephew as her
own, Josephine Moore Smith (Cecil) and Andrew Moore (Peg). She was Gramma
to Ray (Theresa) Smith, Mark (Carol) Smith, Barbie (Steve) Krewson, Andy
(Gigi) Moore, Sherry (Dave) Barnum, Debbie (Dean) Rapchak, Lisa (Charles)
Kern and Lynn Moore. Also, she was great-Gramma to 19 children; and great-great-Gramma
to one. Friends will be received at the BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton
at Green streets, Greensburg, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. ONLY. Prayers in
the funeral home Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated
at 10 a.m. in St. Bruno Catholic Church, South Greensburg, with the Rev.
Blane L. Resko, O.S.B., as celebrant. Interment will follow in Immaculate
Conception Cemetery, Irwin.
Ruth Crowe Cawley
Ruth Crowe Cawley, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001. Wife of the late William
P. Cawley; beloved mother of Jane (Walter) Cawley Dobranski, Maripat Cawley,
Susan Cawley Lynn and the late Sheila Ruth Cawley; grandmother of Caroline
Dobranski, Susan (Darren) Dobranski Knutson, Mark Dobranski, Jason and
Rachel Oliver and the late William Cawley Dobranski; sister of Elizabeth
(Joseph) Crowe Wirth; aunt of Robert, James and Edward Wirth and Joanne
Wirth Young. Visiting hours Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at WM. SLATER
AND SONS INC., Virginia Avenue and Kearsarge Street, Mt. Washington. Funeral
Mass in St. Mary of the Mount Church Friday at 10 a.m. Ruth was a lifelong
member of St. Mary of the Mount and resident of Mt. Washington.
Gazel J. Del Grosso
Gazel J. Del Grosso, 62, on Monday, Nov. 12, 2001. Survived by daughters,
Susan Del Grosso of Mt. Lebanon and Tammy Del Grosso of California; sons,
Michael Del Grosso and Edward Del Grosso, both of Pittsburgh; brothers,
Richard Del Grosso and Nicholas Del Grosso, both of Florida, Henry Del
Grosso of New Kensington, Tony Del Grosso and Rocky Del Grosso, both of
Florida; and seven grandchildren. Arrangements by the GEORGE IRVIN GREEN
FUNERAL HOME INC., A Golden Rule Member Firm, 3511 Main St., Munhall.
Marie Frownfelter, 79, of Allison Park, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001,
in Sherwood Oaks Nursing Care Facility. Born in Latrobe, July 8, 1922,
daughter of Donald R. Koontz and Hazel Rockwell Koontz. Surviving are her
husband, Charles R. "Bob" Frownfelter; sons, Richard Frost of Ross and
Edwin R. Frownfelter of Harrisburg, Pa.; daughter, Marcia K. Baschnagel
of Columbus, Ohio; brothers, Victor F. Koontz of Perth, Australia, and
the late Donald R. Koontz; also four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
There will be no visitations, with arrangements handled by SIMONS FUNERAL
HOME INC., 7720 Perry Highway, Ross, www.simonsfuneralhomeinc.com. Memorial
Services will be in Memorial Park Presbyterian Church, 8800 Peebles Road,
Allison Park, PA 15101, Friday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. Interment will be
private. Contributions may be made to the Passavant Hospital Foundation,
9100 Babcock Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15237-9973; the Memorial Park Church
Memorial Fund; or the Northland Public Library Foundation, 300 Cumberland
Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.
Joan M. Heidenreich
Joan M. Heidenreich, 68, on Monday, Nov. 12, 2001. Wife of the late
Raymond B.; loving mother of Sue and Jeff (Leda) Heidenreich and Beth (Scott)
Latta; grandmother of Jarod, Natalie, Nathan and Joshua. Joan was an active
member of St. Margaret Woman's Guild and Westwood Women's club. Visitation
Wednesday and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the NEW WILLIAM SLATER
II FUNERAL SERVICE, 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Twp. Funeral Mass Friday
at 11 a.m. in St. Margaret of Scotland Church. Interment in Resurrection
William L. Holler
William L. Holler, age 78, on Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, in UPMC Passavant.
He was born in New Castle, Pa., Feb. 28, 1923, son of the late Hobart and
Mary Estep Holler. Mr. Holler was a former superintendent of operations
for Conrail, completing 48 years of service. He was a World War II Navy
veteran and a Eucharistic minister at St. Sebastian Church. Survived by
his wife, Lorraine V. "Laurie" Scully Holler; one son, William J. of Florida;
two daughters, Sharyn Ann Brooks of England and Michelle Lynn Shinabarker
of Colorado; two sisters, Shirley Smith of Alabama and Delores Paterson
of New Castle. Grandfather of Gavin, Tracy, T. Collin and Cameron. Preceded
in death by a brother, Myers Holler. Visitation Thursday and Friday 2 to
4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Highway, Ross,
www.devlinfuneralhome.com. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Sebastian Church,
Ross, Saturday at 10 a.m. Contributions may be made to the St. Sebastian
Regis E. Hollinger
Regis E. Hollinger, age 80, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, in his home.
Born March 9, 1921, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Leo and Bertha
Hollinger. Regis was a photographer for the Breau of Mines. He was a World
War II Navy veteran. Survived by his wife, Dorothy (Raab) Hollinger; four
daughters, Patricia Hollinger of Maryland, Kathleen Hower of Highland Park,
Barbara Stewart of Atlanta, Ga., and Christine Hollinger of Seven Fields;
three sons, Dennis Hollinger of West View, Regis Hollinger Jr. of Oil City
and Warren Hollinger of the U.S. Navy; one brother, Karl Hollinger of Butler;
one sister, Rita Hollinger of Butler; also four grandchildren. Visitation
Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry
Highway, Ross, www.devlinfuneralhome.com. Latin Funeral Mass with Holy
Wisdom Parish, St. Boniface worship site, Friday at 11 a.m. Interment in
Mt. Royal Cemetery.
Ruth M. Lawson
Ruth M. Lawson, age 91, of the Village of St. Barnabas in Richland
Twp., died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001. Born July 13, 1910, in Indiana, Pa.,
she was the daughter of the late William M. and Annie (Beatty) Malcolm.
Beloved wife of the late Edgar R. Lawson. Dear mother of Robert R. Lawson
of Pittsburgh and the late Jean Fogelin. Loving grandmother of five grandchildren
and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, daughter and parents,
she was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Friends received
Thursday, Nov. 15, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL
HOME LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, www.schellhaasfuneralhome.com.
Funeral Service Friday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. in Hilltop Hall of the Village
of St. Barnabas, Meridian Road, Richland. The Rev. Dr. David L. McDonald,
pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown, and the Rev. Dr.
Richard A. Morledge, paster emeritus, will officiate. Interment will be
private.®MDNM¯ If desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations
may be made to her church, First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown, Route
8, Bakerstown, PA 15007. Mrs. Lawson was a retired elementary school teacher
for the Pittsburgh City Schools. She was a member of AARP, Pittsburgh Retired
Teachers, and many organizations at her church and St. Barnabas Retirement
Village, where she also taught low impact exercise classes twice a week.
Arthelda E. Lehman
Arthelda E. Lehman, 80, of Pittsburgh, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001,
in Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. She was born Feb. 2, 1921, in
Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Edward M. and Mary Dunn Harbaugh. Mrs.
Lehman was a former member of the Orphus Singing Club. In addition to her
parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Lehman, in 1990.
She is survived by a son, Edward P. Lehman and wife Kristina of Forest
Hills; a daughter, Mary Ann Rusch and husband Dale of Murrysville; nine
grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Friends received in the JAMES
E. LINDSAY FUNERAL HOME INC., Harrison City, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the
Rev. David Shisler officiating. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery,
Frank R. McClain
Frank R. McClain, 88, on Monday, Nov. 12, 2001. Son of the late Thomas
and Estelle (Gilson) McClain; beloved husband of Agnes (Pieklo) Pacacha
McClain and the late Dorothy H. (Platt) McClain; beloved father of Brian
R. (Linda), Frank R. (Anna Marie) and Robert G. (Maureen) McClain, and
Diane (late Elmer) Kapp; stepfather of Richard, Ronald, William, Robert,
Joseph and Gregory Pacacha, Maria Aul and Virginia Blazer; brother of the
late John K. (J. Kenneth) McClain and Madeline O'Brien. Also survived by
numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends received in the
ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, Wednesday and
Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services in the funeral home Friday at
9 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial in St. Robert Bellarmine Roman
Catholic Church at 10 a.m.
Donald 'Buck' Patterson
Donald "Buck" Patterson, 77, on Monday, Nov. 12, 2001. Son of the late
James and Viola. Father of Terry; brother of Ollie Swackhammer, James Patterson,
and the late Ed H., John H. and Thomas P. Patterson, Dorothy M. Mesko and
Irene V. Lewis. Also survived by two grandchildren and numerous nieces
and nephews. Buck was an avid photographer. Visitation from 7 to 9 p.m.
Friday in the NEW WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, 1650 Greentree Road,
Scott Twp., where services will be Friday at 8:30 p.m.
Raymond C. Rigdon
Raymond C. Rigdon, 68, of McCandless, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001,
in his home. Mr. Rigdon worked for over 39 years for E.E. Zimmerman Co.
and retired as vice president. Born in Pittsburgh, June 2, 1933, son of
Noble and Anna Mey Rigdon. Survived by his beloved wife, Kathryn Burg Rigdon;
loving children, Jodi Griswold, Gary Rigdon, Randall Rigdon of Burlington,
Ky., and James Rigdon of Columbus, Ohio; also grandchildren, Randall and
Matthew Rigdon and Beck Griswold. He was preceded in death by his late
sister, Jean Cornyn. Friends received Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in
the SIMONS FUNERAL HOME INC., 7720 Perry Highway, Ross, www.simonsfuneralhomeinc.com.
Services will be in the funeral home chapel Saturday, time later. Entombment
will follow in the Allegheny County Memorial Park Cemetery.
Stanely Skalniak, age 88, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001. Beloved husband
of the late Mary Louise (Coyne). Beloved father of Mary Louise and the
late William J. Loving grandfather of Joseph, David (Deneen) Skalniak and
Marie (Brian) Bakowski. Loving father-in-law of Alberta Skalniak. Beloved
brother of Walter, Helen Sklopan, Agnes Doyle, Frances Vukela, and the
late Ann Hydeck and Frank Skalniak. Also survived by loving nieces and
nephews. He will be sadly missed by his dog, Angel, and cat, Gabriele.
Loving neighbor of Valerie Abbott and daughter Dayna. Mr. Skalniak was
a dedicated union organizer for the USWA and held many offices, including
president of Local 1843 in Hazelwood. He was also an active member of St.
Regis Church and its Holy Name Society. Friends welcome in the ELACHKO
FUNERAL HOME, 3447 Dawson St., Oakland, Wednesday and Thursday 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Regis Church, Oakland.
James A. Spagnolo
James A. Spagnolo Sr., age 71, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, in Allegheny
General Hospital. He was born in Pittsburgh on Oct. 11, 1930, son of the
late Angelo V. and Mary Palotta Spagnolo. Mr. Spagnolo was owner and operator
of the Spring Garden Shop N' Save. He was a Korean War Army veteran, and
a member of Troy Hill VFW, American Legion Post 565, North Side Elks, Most
Holy Name Ushers Club and St. Anthony's Lyceum. Survived by three sons,
James A. Jr. and his wife Marlene of Shaler, Joseph A. and his wife Rita
of Shaler, and John A. and his wife Donna of Evans City; one brother, Carl
J. Spagnolo. Grandfather of James A. III, Vincent, Jason, Anthony, Lisa,
Devin, Alecia, Kristen, Joseph A. Jr., Nicholas, John A. Jr., April, Jenna,
Michael, Danielle, Tyler and Briana. Preceded in death by his wife, Prudy
M. Badali Spagnolo; a brother, Donald J. Spagnolo; an infant brother, Anthony;
and a sister, Sarah V. Truman. Visitation Wednesday and Thursday 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. in the T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Highway, Ross,
www.devlinfuneralhome.com. Mass of Christian Burial in Most Holy Name Church,
Troy Hill, Friday at 10 a.m. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Ross. Contributions
to St. Anthony's Chapel, 1705 Harpster Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
Doris A. Welsh
Doris A. Welsh, 85, on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, in UPMC McKeesport. She
was born Dec. 11, 1915, in Stockdale, Washington County, daughter of the
late Lute and Elsie Ermlick Hixenbaugh. Mrs. Welsh was a homemaker, and
a member of Elrama United Methodist Church, Elrama Senior Citizens and
Floreffe Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. Wife of the late James
A. Welsh; mother of James R. Welsh of Floreffe and Russell K. Welsh of
Buena Park, Calif. Also survived by three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren;
nieces and nephews. There will be no public visitation. Friends invited
to the Funeral Service in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, 221
Second St., Elizabeth, Thursday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Thomas Carr. Burial
in Monongahela Valley Memorial Park, Donora. Memorial contributions may
be made to the Elrama United Methodist Church, Ramage and Downer avenues,
Elrama, PA 15038.