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Robert E. Adams
Mt. Pleasant
Robert E. Adams, 74, of Mt. Pleasant RD1 (Norvelt), died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, in Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born Sept. 29, 1927, in Carbon, a son of the late Norman Edward and Olive Blanche Henry Adams. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades Local Union 409. He was a member of the Slovene Cultural Group, the Slovene Heritage Association and also the Greensburg Pointer and Setter Club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, David Klejka, in 1994. He was the loving husband of 47 years to Helen C. Clements Adams; the loving father of two children, Robert E. Adams Jr. and his wife, Debra, of Acme and Debra Klejka of Derry; grandfather of Jeremy Klejka and Tracey, Rebecca Bell and Christina Adams; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Shirley Avery and her husband, Carl, and family of Greensburg; and his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Mackovsek of Yukon. Friends will be received at the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, Norvelt, Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home Sunday at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in the Brown Cemetery, Saltlick Township. Sandra L. Hoffer, funeral director.

Samuel R. Astolos
Indiana County
Samuel R. Astolos Sr., 86, of Young Township, Indiana County, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, in the William Penn Care Center, Delmont. Born Aug. 1, 1915, in Conemaugh Township, he was a son of the late John and Mary Sharon Astolos. He lived most of his life in the Saltsburg area, where he worked in various coal mines. After 14 years of service with National Roll, Avonmore, he retired as a chipper and craneman in 1964. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Community Bible Church in Bolivar; Slovak Society in Pittsburgh; Saltsburg American Legion Post 57; Saltsburg Senior Citizens; and was a well-known Saltsburg area musician. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mae H. Himes Astolos, in 1984; a brother, Louis Astolos; half sister, Mary France; half brother, John Wensel; and a stepgreat-grandson, David Harkins. He is survived by a special friend, Mary Gliha of Iselin; two sons, Samuel R. Astolos Jr. of New Alexandria and Charles J. Astolos Sr. of Saltsburg; a daughter, Gay T. McCutcheon of Smithton; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren. Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the CURRAN FUNERAL HOME, 701 Salt St., Saltsburg, where services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Rex Lichtenfels officiating. Interment in Edgewood Cemetery, Saltsburg.

Dorothy Exline Barron
Mt. Pleasant
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 Ward 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.

Lillian Pearl Shaffer Boring
Mt. Pleasant
Lillian Pearl Shaffer Boring, 98, of Mt. Pleasant, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, in the Scottdale Manor. She was born Sept. 24, 1903, in Perryopolis, a daughter of the late James E. and Flora Mossberg Shaffer. She was a member of the Mt. Joy Church of the Brethren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Boring, in 1978; a great-grandchild; seven children, Norma Jean, Lois Jane, Shirley, Joseph, Allen, William and Thomas J. Boring Jr.; and a sister, Alverda Hazen. She is survived by two sons, Robert V. Boring and Budd Arlin Boring, both of Mt. Pleasant RD2; a daughter, Mrs. William E. (Alverda) Poorbaugh of Connellsville RD2 (Wooddale); 18 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the LUTHER J. GRIMM FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Pleasant, Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 2 p.m., the time of service, with the Rev. Douglas Burns officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenlick Cemetery, Bullskin Township.

Alice Elaine Erb
Dayton, Ohio
Alice Elaine Erb, 72, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at Wright Patterson Medical Center, Dayton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clair and Anna (Pratt) Baughman. She is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Ronald G. Erb; and two children, Ronetta and Kimberly Erb, both of Dayton, Ohio. She is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Eli (Pat) Stricker of Jeannette, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Alice was an active member of Mt. Zion Church, was the Seekers Sunday School Class treasurer, worked with the Angel Tree each year, and organized the greeters for each service. The funeral service was held Friday, Nov. 2, at Mt. Zion Church in Beavercreek, Ohio. Interment was at the VA Cemetery in Dayton. If desired, memorial contributions may be directed to the Diabetes Association of Dayton, Ohio.

Joseph M. Hart
Irwin
Joseph M. Hart, 70, of Irwin, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at Select Specialty Hospital, Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Oct. 14, 1931, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Henry F. ``Harry'' and Christine (Klassen) Hart. He was a graduate of North Huntingdon High School, Class of 1949, and attended Robert Morris Business School. He was employed by Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. for more than 40 years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Irwin, where he served as an elder. He was also a member of the Manor Lions Club and the Metropolitan Veterans Association. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, June (Stough) Hart; two daughters, Sharon L. Weston and her husband, Kirk R., of Irwin and Susan L. Burd and her husband, James R., of North Huntingdon; two grandchildren, Jenna and Maura Burd; two brothers, Harry A. Hart of Irwin and Thomas A. Hart of Greensburg; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church of Irwin with the Rev. Lanny Mellinger and Dr. R. Bruce Maxwell co-officiating. Interment will follow at Irwin Union Cemetery. Lions Club services will be held Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Those wishing may contribute to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 700, Pittsburgh, PA 15235.

Henrietta K. Howard
Greensburg
Henrietta K. Howard, 93, of Greensburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, in Hempfield Manor, Greensburg. She was born Sept. 1, 1908, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late William and Bertha Fleske Autenrieth. She was a retired self-employed grocer from the Autenrieth Grocery store in Pittsburgh. She was a member of the First Trinity Lutheran Church in Pittsburgh. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence L. Howard; and a brother, William Autenrieth. Surviving are her children, David C. Howard of Cincinnati, Ohio, Robert C. Howard of Allison Park and Kathryn A. Roth of Greensburg; and six grandchildren. Services and interment will be held at the Allegheny County Memorial Park Chapel, 1600 Duncan Ave., Allison Park, Saturday at noon with the Rev. Douglas H. Spittel officiating. KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME of Greensburg in charge of the arrangements.

John C. "Jack" Leonard
Jeannette
John C. "Jack" Leonard, 70, of Jeannette, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at his home, after battling lung cancer. He was born Dec. 2, 1930, in Greensburg, a son of the late Joseph and Josephine (Mellicant) Leonard. He worked in sales most of his life, recently employed by the Tribune-Review. He was also a charter member of the Westmoreland Horsemen's Association, as well as a member of the Arabian Horse Association. He was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral and a graduate of Greensburg High School, Class of 1949. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean conflict as an instructor in the tank division. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Robert, in October 2000. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Dorothy Jo (Hisker) Leonard; seven children, Dr. John M. Leonard and wife, Kathy, of Apollo, Pamela Leonard of Falmouth, Mass., Barbara Sproat of Leesburg, Va., William Leonard and wife, Cheryl, of Paeonian Springs, Va., Mark Leonard of Jeannette, Joan Ohi and husband, Richard, of Lancaster, and Rebecca Hyre and husband, Donald, of Winchester, Va.; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandson; a brother, Robert Leonard, and wife, Nicky, of Houstontown; and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends received at the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, 724-837-0020, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers will be held in the funeral home Saturday at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg. Interment will follow in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the VFW Post 33 Honor Guard. If friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Westmoreland Hospice, 532 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601. Natale N. Pantalone, supervisor. www.pantalone.com.

Nicholas "Nick" Marie
Monroeville
Nicholas "Nick" Marie, 86, of Monroeville, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001. Beloved husband of Helen Cawoski Marie. Dear father of Kathleen, Michael and Richard Marie and Maria Spierto. Grandfather of Laura, Lisa, Christine, Anthony, Nicholas and Steven. Mr. Marie was a longtime restaurateur. He opened the Esta Esta Restaurant in Monroeville in 1955, and owned and operated Marie's Diner in Greensburg, Jeannette and Ligonier. He was a World War II veteran and an avid golfer. He formerly served on the board of directors of the Monroeville Area Chamber of Commerce and was the former vice president of the Western Pennsylvania Restaurant Association. Friends may call at GENE VAN HORN'S MONROEVILLE GOLDEN RULE FUNERAL HOME, Beatty Road at Route 48 North, Thursday and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bernadette Church in Monroeville on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Raymond Miller
Florida
Formerly of Irwin
Raymond Miller, 74, of Florida, formerly of Irwin, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, in Florida. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Moose Lodge. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Margaret (Fox) Miller; a daughter, Darlene Miller of Fenton, Mich.; two sons, Terry Miller of Jacksonville, Fla., and Jim Miller of Birmingham, Ala.; a grandson, Daniel Miller of Birmingham, Ala.; and two sisters, Dorothy Tylavsky and Beatrice Simon. Ray and Peg were longtime residents of Irwin before moving to Cocoa Beach in 1998. Friends will be received at the VINCENT V. RODGERS FUNERAL HOME, 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin, Saturday, Nov. 17, from 3 to 4 p.m., followed by a brief memorial service in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Clifton J. Suehr officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Ann B. Pagano-Ciummo
Dormont
Formerly of Brookline
Ann B. Pagano-Ciummo of Dormont, formerly of Brookline, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001. Beloved wife of Joseph A. Ciummo and the late Stanley Pagano; mother of Joseph A. Pagano, Barbara A. Fuentes, Stanley Pagano Sr., Christopher M. Pagano and Gary Pagano. Also survived by seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Sister of Kathleen Smith, Bruno Murdaca and the late Stephen Murdaca. Friends received Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the GRIFFITH MORTUARY INC., 5636 Brownsville Road, Broughton-Curry-South Park Township. Funeral Monday at 9:15 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Bernard's Church at 10 a.m.

Christian Gerard Redfern
New Brighton and Greensburg
Christian Gerard Redfern, 23, of New Brighton and Greensburg, died unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001. He was born Nov. 29, 1977, in Pittsburgh, and was the beloved son of Dr. George and Rita Redfern of New Brighton. A member of SS. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Church, Beaver, he attended Clelian Heights School, Greensburg. Surviving, besides his parents, are a brother and sister-in-law, Klaus-Ditmar and Liliana Redfern, and their son, Benjamin Nicholas Redfern, all of Miami, Fla. There will be no public visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. at SS. Peter & Paul Church by his pastor, Monsignor William M. Ogrodowski. Interment will follow at the Beaver Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the Clelian Heights School, RR9, Box 607, Greensburg, PA 15601. R.I.P. Arrangements by NOLL FUNERAL HOME, Beaver.

Jennie L. Safraniec
Sutersville
Jennie L. Safraniec, 93, of Sutersville, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, in Lapensione Personal Care Home, Clairton. She was born Nov. 27, 1907, in Buffalo, N.Y., a daughter of the late Nicholas and Lucia (San Martino) Competillo. She was a member of St. Charles Church, Sutersville. She is survived by a daughter, Mary Ryckman of Sutersville; a son, the Rev. Joseph N. Safraniec of Eagan, Minn.; a brother, Salvatore Competillo of Kenmore, N.Y.; a sister, Anna Christopher of Buffalo, N.Y.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Safraniec; a son, Nicholas R. Safraniec; a sister, Rose Rotunno; and a brother, Anthony Competillo. Friends will be received Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. in the RALPH L. JOHNSON FUNERAL HOME, Buena Vista, Pa. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Charles Borromeo Church, Sutersville, with the Rev. Joseph Safraniec officiating. Interment will be held in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, New York. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rosewell Park Memorial Institute, Buffalo, N.Y.

Robert E. Stockberger
Hiram, Ga.
Formerly of Greensburg
Robert E. Stockberger Sr., 92, of Hiram, Ga., formerly of Greensburg, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001. He was born Nov. 28, 1908, in Easton, Pa., a son of the late Harry and Bertha Hoch Stockberger. He is survived by three children; a brother, Frederick Stockberger of Richmond, Va.; and a sister, Miss Alice Stockberger of Greensburg.

Leonard R. 'Lenny' Bitkowski
Jefferson Hills
Leonard R. "Lenny" Bitkowski Jr., 41, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, in Jefferson Center Hospital, Jefferson Hills. He was born in El Paso, Texas, on Feb. 8, 1960, son of Leonard Sr. and Nancy Yenchenko Bitkowski of Jefferson Hills. Mr. Bitkowski was a former employee of Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. He was a 1978 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School, a member of VFW Post #803 of Wilson (Clairton) and an avid sportsman. In addition to his parents, with whom he resided, he is survived by sisters, Sherri L. Basch of Monroeville, Pamela J. Angotti of Clairton and Lisa M. Bitkowski of West Mifflin; nephews and one niece; aunts, uncles and cousins; and brothers-in-law, Scott Basch, Jerry Angotti and Bill Snyder. Visitation Friday 6 to 8 p.m. in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 Fifth St., Clairton, where Funeral Service will be at 7:30 p.m. The Rev. R. Donald Jones will officiate.

Stella S. Capp
Pittsburgh
Stella S. Capp, 81, of Pittsburgh, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001. Born in Pittsburgh, July 12, 1920. Surviving are daughters, Patti Stewart of McCandless and Linda Capp of Lakeland, Fla.; sisters, Stephanie Herman and Helen Cummings, both of Maryland, and Claire Wehner of Johnstown; grandchildren, Chris and Brandon Parise; stepgrandchildren, Matt, Kevin, Karen, Jonathan and Carolyn Stewart. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John P. Capp. 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. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Teresa of Avila Church Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment will be private.

Donald W. Chalfant
Donald W. Chalfant, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001. Husband of Ruth Jean (Kimmell). Father of Kim (Mark) Stepic and Mark Allen (Victoria H.) Chalfant. Also survived by grandchildren, Kacie and Matthew Stepic. Preceded in death by his parents, Alva and Ethel Chalfant. Mr. Chalfant was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and F&AM Dormont Lodge #685. Friends received in the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where funeral services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. If desired, family suggests contributions to the Zion Lutheran Church Renovation Fund, Route 51 and Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236.

Catherine Dantonio
Elizabeth Township
Formerly of Clairton
Catherine Dantonio, 97, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, in Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. She was born Dec. 21, 1903, in Montenero Domo, Italy, daughter of the late Guistino and Theresa Rossi Franks. Mrs. Dantonio was a homemaker, and member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish and its Women's Guild, Clairton, and Sons of Columbus Genova Council #6 of Clairton. Wife of the late Frank Dantonio; mother of Mary A. Demeis of Jefferson Hills, Justin Dantonio of Zanesville, Ohio, and Fred Dantonio of El Paso, Texas; sister of Minnie Palumbo of Jefferson Hills, Philomena Marnell of Jackson, Mich., and Dominic Franks of Bethel Park. Also survived by 14 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 Fifth St., Clairton. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph Church Monday at 11 a.m. Graveside services and burial in St. Clare Cemetery, Clairton.

Ann M. Driscoll
Mt. Lebanon
Ann M. Driscoll, 90, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001. Daughter of the late Hugh and Ann McMullen; wife of the late Hiram A.; loving mother of Hiram E. (Maureen) Driscoll, Judy (Tom) Mittelhause, Dennis A. (Patricia E.) Driscoll and Cindy (Paul) Orient. Also survived by 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Sister of Marie (Asti) and Honey Cicco, and the late Hugh, Thomas and Helen. Ann was a member of the St. Bernard Altar Society. Visitation Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the NEW WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Twp. Funeral Mass Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Bernard Church. Interment in Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

Donald Symons Fraley
Pittsburgh
Donald Symons Fraley Jr., M.D., of Claridge Place, Pittsburgh, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001. Born April 1, 1943, a son of Christine S. (Roberts) Fraley of Carlisle and the late Donald S. Fraley Sr. He is survived by his wife, the former Zella Rose Zeigler, whom he married June 15, 1968; a son, Donald S. Fraley III; a brother, Douglas R. Fraley and wife Sara Jane Heffendrager; and sister, Christine F. Lambert and husband Edward F. Lambert. Dr. Fraley was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and chief resident at Presbyterian University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. He completed a research fellowship at UPMC Montefiore, then took over Montefiore's ICU, a responsibility he maintained for many years. For over 25 years, he taught medicine and nephrology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he was beloved by those he taught and served as mentor to more than 400 students. The remained of his career was spent caring for patients with renal disease. In addition, he authored numerous articles on acid-base physiology as it applies to the clinical patient. He was an honorary member of A.O.A. and elected by students for outstanding teaching at the School of Medicine where he was the hooder for two successive years for the medical school seniors. Dr. Fraley served as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy for 13 months in Vietnam, where he ran a hospital for Vietnamese civilians and Korean soldiers. In recognition of his service, he was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal. Following his tour of duty in Vietnam, he served 11 months as a physician in the Philadelphia Naval Hospital. He was active for more than 20 years in the Train Collectors Association (member #71-3451) and had served as the organization's president. He was editor of "Lionel Standards of the World," published in an original and updated version, and recognized as the "Bible of train collecting." He was a member of the Toy Train Operating Society and past secretary of the Train Collectors Club of America. He was a member of the American Genealogy Society and compiled a "Genealogic History of the Hans Michael Froelich Family." Friends received in the MCCABE BROTHERS, INC. FUNERAL HOME, 6214 Walnut St., Shadyside, Friday 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., where Funeral Service will be Friday at 8 p.m. Funeral Services with Military Rites will be conducted in the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, 169 Clarence St., Hyndman, Pa., Saturday at 1 p.m., where visitation with family will be Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ruth E. Fugh
Richland Township
Ruth E. Fugh, age 81, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001. Born in Richland Twp. on Jan. 26, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Harvey Delroy and Nora (Perry) Staley. Beloved wife of the late J. Elwood Fugh Sr. Dear mother of Marilyn Mensch of Valencia, J. Elwood Fugh Jr. and Thomas M. Fugh, both of Cranberry Twp. Sister of Mary E. Staley of Valencia, George Staley of Gibsonia, Nora Mae Schwab of Bradenton, Fla., and Marjorie Rinaman of Mars. Also survived by six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Matthew Corey Fugh; one sister, Edna V. Boyle; and two brothers, Paul D. and James L. Staley. Friends received Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. in the SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, www.schellhaasfuneralhome.com. The Rev. David West of Christ Outreach Church in Butler will officiate. Interment in West Union Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Association, 1323 Forbes Avenue, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

Robert C. Garlicki
Ross
Robert C. Garlicki, 70, on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, in UPMC Passavant. He was born in Pittsburgh on April 6, 1931. Mr. Garlicki was a police officer for the City of Pittsburgh and a Navy veteran of the Korean War. Survived by his sons, Bruce A. Garlicki and Stephen C. Garlicki; and grandchildren, Lyla Anne Garlicki and Joshua Owen Garlicki. Preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Kowger. Visitation Saturday 5 to 8 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. in the H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC., 1032 Perry Highway, Ross, www.brandtfuneralhome.com. Mass of Christian Burial Monday at 11 a.m. in St. Boniface Church, Holy Wisdom Parish. Burial in Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery.

Doris T. (Thomas) Gethen
McKees Rocks
Doris T. (Thomas) Gethen, age 80, very peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001. Beloved wife of John J. Gethen; stepmother of John L. and James E. Gethen and Joan (Gethen) Goncar; beloved Nana to John M., Marc, Steven and Jamie Gethen, and Christina, Beth and Patricia Goncar; daughter of the late Elizabeth and Glenn Thomas. Doris was one of 17 children, survived by four, Patricia Neugebauer, Thelma Himes, Ann Bauer and George Thomas. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family to receive friends 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the MCDERMOTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 1225 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks (Family owned and operated since 1886), www.mcdermottfuneralhome.com. Mass of Christian Burial 9 a.m. Saturday with St. John of God Parish in St. Mary's Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Vincentian Regency Hall Nursing Home, 9399 Babcock Boulevard, Allison Park, PA 15101.

Dorothy (Pointon) Kalb
Florida
Formerly of Gibsonia
Dorothy (Pointon) Kalb, on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001. Preceded in death by her husband, George E. Kalb, and a son, Lawrence G. Kalb. Mrs. Kalb was a salesperson for World Book and Childcraft Encycolpedias, a former agent with West Real Estate and a volunteer with Meals-On-Wheels. She is survived by three children, Janet Boehme of Butler, Arlene Rusch of Heber Springs, Ark., and Theodore Kalb of Newark, Ohio; four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m. in North Park Baptist Church, 1600 Sample Road, Allison Park. Memorials may be made to the church.

H. Elizabeth 'Bette' (Nied) Lauterbach
McCandless
H. Elizabeth "Bette" (Nied) Lauterbach, age 86, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, in UPMC Passavant. Born March 4, 1915, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Edward C. and Helen Falkenstein Nied. In addition to her parents, Bette was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Walter A. Lauterbach, and son, William "Billy" Lauterbach. Survivors include two daughters, Penney Miller of McCandless and Sandra Beckwith of Idaho; one sister, Annalou Poole of McCandless; grandchildren, Monica Monismith, Ben and Emily Miller, Max Beckwith and Danielle Beckwith Lehman; great-grandchildren, Rebecca and Micah Monismith and Brooke Beckwith. Friends received Thursday 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday 11 a.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. in the SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME LTD., 388 Center Ave., West View, www.schellhaasfuneralhome.com. The Rev. Donald Anderson from St. John's Lutheran Church of Highland, will officiate. Burial following in Union Dale Cemetery. Mrs. Lauterbach was a member of Margaret Morrison College (Carnegie Mellon) Alumni Class of 1936. The family suggests donations to a charity of choice.

Margaret K. McKnight
Jefferson Hills
Margaret K. McKnight, 104, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, in Jefferson Hills Manor, Jefferson Hills. She was born May 25, 1897, in Northumberland, England, a daughter of the late William Dennis and Sarah Ann Payne Shore. Mrs. McKnight was a homemaker and a member of the Elizabeth Wesleyan Church, Elizabeth, where she was an officer of the board, a vocalist, pianist and Sunday School teacher. Wife of the late Columbus L. McKnight; mother of Hazel Ann Huffman of Alanson, Mich., Charles A. McKnight and his wife Edith of Owosso, Mich., Robert A. McKnight and his wife Juanita of Yukon, Okla., William Dennis McKnight and his wife Shirley of Belle Vernon, and David D. McKnight and his wife Sallie of Midland, Mich. Also survived by 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday 6 to 9 p.m. in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 Second St., Elizabeth, and Saturday 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. in Elizabeth Wesleyan Church, 205 Church St., Elizabeth, PA 15037. The Rev. Roy A. Kelly will officiate. Chapel service and burial in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

John A. Moeller
Ross
John A. Moeller, 73, on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, in UPMC Passavant. He was born April 10, 1928, in Pittsburgh, son of John A. and Anna Krale Moeller. Mr. Moeller was a real estate agent and a World War II Navy veteran. Survived by his wife, Mary Lou Knoebel, and a sister, Lois Ann Chain. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC., 1032 Perry Highway, Ross, www.brandtfuneralhome.com. Services and interment private. Burial in Allegheny County Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

Col. James F. O'Brien
Potomac, Md.
Formerly of Pittsburgh
Col. James F. O'Brien, on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001. Beloved husband of Marcelle O'Brien; father of Terry A. O'Brien, David A. O'Brien, Laurie M. Wallis and Carla M. Enger. Also survived by eight grandchildren. Brother of George William O'Brien and the late John O'Brien. Friends received in the PUMPHREY'S BETHESDA-CHEVY CHASE FUNERAL HOME, 7557 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, Md., Friday, Nov. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Saturday, Nov. 17, at 11 a.m. in St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church, 9601 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, Md. Interment will be Monday, Dec. 10, at 1 p.m. in Arlington National Cemetery. Please meet at the Administration Building by 12:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association (Montgomery County Division), 839-E Quince Orchard Boulevard, Gaithersburg, MD 20878.

Donald 'Buck' Patterson
Pittsburgh
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 and a World War II veteran. Visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the NEW WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Township, where services will be held Friday at 8:30 p.m.

Carl F. Persic
Bellevue
Carl F. Persic, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001. Beloved husband of Catherine Persic for over 60 years. Father of Carl A. Persic, Mary Lou Smiddle and Paul R. Persic. Brother of Catherine Vinski, Margaret Turkovich, and the late Mary Ulakovic, Anne, Mark, Vid and Rita Persic. Grandfather of Matthew and Mark Persic, Christy and Cindy Smiddle, Paul, Christopher and Jonathan Persic. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the LAWRENCE T. MILLER FUNERAL HOME INC., 460 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue. Mass of Christian Burial in the Church of the Assumption, Bellevue, at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Mr. Persic was a railroad engineer for 42 years and a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a wonderful father and grandpa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the World War II Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 96074, Attn: GR048, Washington, D.C. 20090-6074, or the Salvation Army, 424 Third Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. 

George Francis 'Bud' Reiff
Green Tree
George Francis "Bud" Reiff, 82, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001. Loving husband of Jeanne (Alford) Reiff. Father of Margaret Nothdurft of Satellite Beach, Fla., and Collette (Christopher) Bernard-Gunn of Indialantic, Fla. Grandfather of Eric McDine, Holly Bernard, Colleen Nothdurft and Tracy Bernard, all of Florida. George was a Navy veteran of World War II. A Memorial Mass of Celebration will be in Saint Mary of the Mount Church in Mt. Washington on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m. Those considering an expression of sympathy may contribute to WQED Pittsburgh. Arrangements by THE NEW WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Twp.

Joseph E. Rodgers
McKeesport
Joseph E. Rodgers, 72, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, in his home. He was born in Duquesne on Jan. 1, 1929, son of the late Joseph and Nettie Rodgers. Mr. Rodgers was a retired bricklayer with Local #9 A.F. of L. He was a Korean War Army veteran, serving as a private. He was also a member of St. Pius V Parish in McKeesport and the White Oak American Legion. Husband of RoseMarie (Zalac) Rodgers; father of Jeffrey Rodgers of Somerset, Jody Dunlay of White Oak and Barbara Boyett of Land o Lakes, Fla.; brother of William Rodgers of Tampa, Fla., and Gloria Rodgers of Pittsburgh. Also survived by six grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by a brother, Robert Rodgers. Visitation Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the DANIEL F. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Pius V Parish, McKeesport, with the Rev. John Keane as celebrant. Burial in New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to the Three Rivers Family Hospice, 3029 Jacks Run Road, McKeesport, PA 15132.

Charlotte M. Rothermel
West View
Charlotte M. Rothermel, 101, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, in Kane Regional Center, Ross. She was born May 30, 1900, in Lebanon, Pa. Mrs. Rothermel was a homemaker. Survived by daughters, Dorothy Cagney of Hudson, Fla., Boots Baldinger of Ross and Charlotte M. Ley of Cranberry; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Elmer A. Rothermel. Visitation Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC., 1032 Perry Highway, Ross, www.brandtfuneralhome.com, where Funeral Service will be Monday at 11 a.m. The Rev. David Litike will officiate. Burial in Allegheny County Memorial Park.

Emily M. (Sommer) Scherer
Whitehall
Emily M. (Sommer) Scherer, on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001. Beloved wife of William F. Scherer. Mother of Linda, Audrey (Joseph) Bowser, Mary and Amy Scherer. Sister of John and Robert Sommer, Rita Reh and William Sommer. Friends received in the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Prayer Monday at 9:15 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin Church at 10 a.m.


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