Richard Ballantine, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly
of Penn Hills, died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999. Mr. Ballantine was a boiler maker
for Local 154. He was the beloved husband of Frances Ballantine and the
late Jane White; father of Maureen DeDobbeleer of Odessa, Fla., and Raymond
R. Ballantine of Shaler Township; brother of Margaret Hood of England;
grandfather of Raymond and Brian Ballantine, Terri Butler, Michele and
Rachel DeDobbeleer; and two great-grandchildren. Friends received at the
FRANK R. PERMAN FUNERAL HOME INC., 923 Saxonburg Blvd. at Route 8, Shaler
Township, Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services at
Perman Funeral Home Friday at 11 a.m. Family respectfully suggests, donations
be made to the American Diabetes Association.
WILLIAM C. BISPING
William C. Bisping, 84, of New Stanton, died Monday,
Nov. 8, 1999, at Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born
Aug. 23, 1915, in Charleroi, a son of the late Harry E. and Elizabeth Wagner
Bisping. He was a charter member of Assembly of God Church, New Stanton,
and an elder and deacon under the Rev. G. Jack Provard. He attended Victory
Chapel in Greensburg. He and his wife spent their lives spreading the Gospel
through written literature. Also, he was a former general county manager
for Westmoreland Farm Bureau and retired from Associated Truck Lines. He
is survived by his wife, Isabelle Parks Bisping; his children, Mrs. Jesse
(Kathleen) VanDyke and Mrs. Joseph A. (Carolyn E.) Miller, both of Hunker,
William H. Bisping and wife, Ly, of Greensburg, and James R. Bisping of
Hunker; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Harry
F. Bisping; a sister, Betty Pahel; and an infant brother, Howard Bisping.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the C.
RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood, where service will be held
Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Byron Eisaman officiating. Interment
Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.
GARY A. BOWEN
Gary A. ``Pappy'' Bowen, 57, of Mt. Pleasant,
died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg.
He was born Jan. 10, 1942, in Knox, Ill., a son of the late Clyde D. and
Mildred Bogswell Bowen. He attended Visitation Roman Catholic Church, Mt.
Pleasant. He was a graduate of the Illinois Police Academy. He was a private
in the U.S. Army. Gary was a police sergeant, deputy director, and EMT
with the Galva Police in Illinois ; a truck driver for Carlson Trucking;
a small engine repairman for True Value Duncan in Jeannette; and a CPR
instructor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his
father- and mother-in-law, Steve Jr. and Beulah Harrold Potoka. He is survived
by his wife of 13 years, Emmie Potoka Ruff-Bowen; a son, Richard E. Ruff
Jr. and wife, Sara, of Mt. Pleasant; a daughter, Tina Ruff at home; a granddaughter,
Jamie Mimnaugh; a sister, Bev Gerard and husband, Bob, of Galva, Ill.;
and many nieces, nephews, and in-laws. Friends will be received in the
EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, Wednesday
from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service
will be held in the funeral home Friday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a 10
a.m. Mass to be celebrated at Visitation R.C. Church with the Rev. Anthony
W. Ditto as celebrant. Interment will follow in Visitation Cemetery with
full military rites accorded by American Legion Post 446.
EARL A. BUTTS JR.
Earl A. Butts Jr., 72, a retired president of
Pre-Stress Concrete Co. Inc., died at his home in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Tuesday
morning, Nov. 9, 1999. The Mass of Christian Burial will be in Christ Our
King Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Thursday at 11 a.m. Prayers of
Commendation and Farewell will be private. Friends may call at the J. HENRY
STUHR INC., MT. PLEASANT CHAPEL, Mt. Pleasant, S.C., this evening from
6 to 8 p.m. Mr. Butts was born in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Earle Sr.
and Elsie Gress Butts. He was a graduate of Carnegie Institute of Technology
(Carnegie-Mellon University). A Navy veteran, he was a member of the Pre-Stress
Concrete Institute and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He is survived by
his wife, Virginia Bloom Butts; two daughters, Cindy (Bob) Stannard of
Greensburg and Lisa (Brian) West of St. Simons Island, Fla.; grandchildren,
Nick and Ben Stannard of Pennsylvania and Parker and Brittany West of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Marsha Butts. Memorials may be
made to Lutheran Hospice, 1885 Rifle Range Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.
Kathryn Goody Hlebechuk
Kathryn Goody Hlebechuk, 72, of Jeannette, died
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, in Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. She was
born April 2, 1927, in Wilmerding, a daughter of the late Michael and Anna
Romansky Goody. Kathryn was a devoted member of the St. Demetrius Ukrainian
Catholic Church of Jeannette and also a member of the Ukrainian Club of
Wilmerding. She was a graduate of Jeannette High School and was employed
by the former Jeannette Glass and Shade & Novelty. Kathryn is survived
by her loving and dedicated husband of 44 years, Edward M. Hlebechuk; three
sons, Edward Hlebechuk and wife, Leslie, and Donald Hlebechuk, all of Jeannette,
and David Hlebechuk and wife, Robin, of Greensburg; three daughters, Anne
Persichetti and her husband, Mark, of New Alexandria, Barbara Colonna and
her husband, John, and Nancy Cochran and her husband, Mark, all of Jeannette;
12 wonderful grandchildren; two sisters, Lillian Robosky and her husband,
Joseph, of North Huntingdon and Margaret Kosmach and her husband, William,
of Ohio; two brothers, Walter Goody and Joseph Goody and his wife, Sandra,
all of Virginia; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received
at the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette,
beginning Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. Panachida services will take place Friday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral
home, followed by Divine Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in the
St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the St.
John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, North Versailles. Parastas
services will take place Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.
BERYL (COLLINS) KALINA
Beryl (Collins) Kalina, 78, of Wilmerding, died
Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999. A daughter of the late Albert and Stella (Echman)
Collins. Wife of the late Henry Kalina Sr. Beloved mother of Henry Jr.,
Albert ``Hinie,'' Fred, David, and Timothy Kalina. Sister of Albert Collins,
Elizabeth Parkye, Jean Franks, and the late Ginger Umbel, Florence Magnus
and Lloyd. Also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren,
and nieces and nephews. Friends received Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 to
4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon at the ALFIERI FUNERAL
HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, where services will be held
Thursday at noon.
ANNA M. (COOPER) KENNEDY
Anna M. (Cooper) Kennedy, 97, of Export, died
Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, in AUH Forbes Regional, Monroeville. She was born
Sept. 14, 1902, in Belfast, Ireland, a daughter of the late James and Mary
(McGee) Cooper. Anna was a member of the Delmont Presbyterian Church; Eastern
Star, Naomi Chapter, in Monaca; Ambridge Women's Club; and the Rebekah
Lodge. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving
husband, J. Perry Kennedy. Anna is survived by her daughter, Mary ``Mel''
Esch and husband, George, of Export; three grandchildren, James K., Robert
W., and Douglas E. Esch, and their families; and four great-grandchildren,
Chelsea, Ashley, Karisa, and Joshua Esch. Family and friends were received
at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC. AT TWIN VALLEY, 463 Athena Drive, Delmont,
(724) 468-1177, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Anna's funeral service
will be held in the funeral home Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Glenn
Burrows officiating. Private interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial
Park, Delmont. Kevin P. Altman, supervisor, in charge.
AGATHA LOUISE LESLIE LINDBERG
Agatha Louise Leslie Lindberg, 86, of North Huntingdon
Township, on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, in Riverside Nursing Center. Born in
Johnstown, Pa., April 13, 1913. Daughter of the late Charles Henry and
Geneva Redmond Leslie. She is survived by her husband, Charles F. Lindberg.
Friends will be received in the HUNTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 1600 Coursin
St., McKeesport, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where services
will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Gail Walker officiating.
Interment will follow in Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park.
DR. EDWARD W. MARSH JR.
Dr. Edward W. Marsh Jr., 55, our dear husband,
father, and son, passed away Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, after a courageous battle.
He was born and raised in Greensburg. He was a much loved and respected
orthodontist in Crofton, Md., and he also touched many lives through his
music. He leaves his wife, Nancy; four children, Wendy, Jeff, Christopher
and Scott; his father, Edward W. Marsh Sr. of Greensburg; and two brothers,
John of Bradford, Pa., and David of Donora, Pa. A memorial service will
be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Community United Methodist Church in Crofton,
Md. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community U.M. Church,
Music Department, 1690 Riedel Road, Crofton, MD 21114, in Edward's memory.
Samuel ``Po Po'' Marsico
Samuel ``Po Po'' Marsico, 103, of Jeannette, died
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, in Monsour Medical Center, Jeannette. He was born
Dec. 21, 1895, in Reggio Calabria, Italy, a son of the late James and Mary
Jane Ronka Marsico. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Frank
Levin Furniture Co. He was a member of the Ascension Church of Jeannette.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Isabella Bosso
Marsico, in 1988; three sons, Joseph I, Joseph II, and Victor J. Marsico;
a grandson, Scott Marsico; two brothers, Tony and Ralph Marsico; a sister,
Angeline Barbario; and a daughter-in-law, Blanche Ciafre Marsico. He is
survived by three daughters, Mary Jane Beaufort and her husband, Wilbert,
Angeline Konkus, with whom he resided, and Margaret Gisane and her husband,
Albert, all of Jeannette; two sons, James Marsico of Greensburg and Samuel
T. Marsico and his wife, Lillian, of Las Vegas, Nev.; a daughter-in-law,
Loretta Marsico of Adamsburg; 11 grandchi1dren; 13 great-grandchildren;
and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JOHN V.
GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette, beginning Wednesday
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday
at 10 a.m. in the Ascension Church. Interment will follow in the St. Boniface
Cemetery, Hempfield Township.
DONALD G. METZGER
Donald G. Metzger, of Little River, S.C., on Monday,
Nov. 8, 1999. Beloved husband of Elaine (Vaughn). Father of Keith A. of
North Huntingdon, Gayle A. Friedline of Hutchinson, and Sharon E. McCance
of Pitcairn. Stepfather of Douglas J. Cawley of Verona and Deborah A. Dapra
of Monroeville. Brother of Thelma Hopey of Pittsburgh, Howard Metzger of
Sarasota, Fla., and Robert Metzger of Allison Park. Also, survived by 11
grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Friends received Wednesday from
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the WILLIAM F. GROSS FUNERAL HOME LTD., 11735
Frankstown Road (at Rodi Road), Penn Hills, where service will be held
Thursday at 11 a.m.
Anna R. Payne
Anna R. Payne, 94, of Latrobe, died Tuesday, Nov.
9, 1999, in Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born Oct. 13, 1905, in Plsen,
Czechoslovakia, a daughter of the late Ignatz and Rose (Zeman) Vorel. She
was a member of the Latrobe Presbyterian Church, the former Bible Class
of Loyalhanna Mission, and the Latrobe Golden Agers. In addition to her
parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil O. Payne Sr.,
in 1976; four brothers, Albert, Joseph, Andrew and Charles Vorel; and a
son-in-law, Richard L. Sweeney Sr. She is survived by four children, Virgil
O. Payne Jr. and his wife, Florence, of Loyalhanna, Rosanne Mrozinsky and
her husband, Felix, of Loyalhanna, Richard C. Payne and his wife, Anita,
of Doylestown, and Sally P. Sweeney of Latrobe; nine grandchildren; and
eight great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the HARTMAN-GRAZIANO
FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral
home chapel with the Rev. Dr. David B. Batchelder officiating. Interment
will follow in Unity Cemetery, Unity Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the Latrobe Presbyterian Church, 428 Main
St., Latrobe, PA 15650.
Sherry ``Chub'' Porterfield, 50, of Acme, died
Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She
was born Aug. 14, 1949, in Greensburg, a daughter of William Barron of
Derry and the late Roxanne Emert Barron. She was employed by Latrobe Steel
Co. and was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. She was preceded
in death, in addition to her mother, by a brother, Bill Barron. "Chub"
is survived by her husband, Bruce Porterfield; a son, Sgt. Matthew Miller
U.S.M.C., of Camp Lejeune, N.C.; two daughters, Rebecca and Julie Porterfield,
both at home; a brother, David Barron of Kregar; a sister, Sandy and her
husband, Roger Kellerman, of Latrobe RD5; and her father- and mother-in-law,
Delmar and Viola Ankney Porterfield. Family will receive friends from 7
to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the L. BOYD SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., Church Street,
Donegal. There will be no visitation Thursday. Graveside services with
full military honors by the Chaplain and Honor Guard of Donegal VFW Post
#6743 will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Snowball Cemetery. Memorial contributions
may be made to the American Cancer Society for breast cancer research,
241 Fourth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Jamie Snyder Brown, funeral director.
DAVID J. SAGINAW
David J. Saginaw, 68, of McCandless Township,
on Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999. Husband of Eileen Behr Saginaw. Father of Kimberly
Jean Gettemy of Spring, Texas, and David John Saginaw II of Huntington,
N.Y. Grandfather of David Dominick Gettemy, Connor Christopher Gettemy,
and Joseph David Saginaw. Mr. Saginaw was a Korean War veteran serving
in the U.S. Army. Friends may call Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. at the
H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC., 1032 Perry Highway, Perrysville, where a
blessing service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. Entombment Allegheny County
Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart
Association or the American Cancer Society.
LOUIS A. SIMEK
Louis A. Simek, 93, of Chalfant Borough, on Monday,
Nov. 8, 1999. Beloved husband of Anna M. Simek; dear father of Annette
F. Simek of Chalfant, Linda Travis of Greensburg, and Dr. Louis R. Simek
of Delmont; brother of Agnes Hagedorn, Martha Barefoot, and the late Helen
Turek and Charles Simek; and grandfather of Michele and Sean Travis, and
Zoey, Slater and Quaide Simek. Mr. Simek was a masonry contractor and also
employed by the Churchill Area School District. Friends will be received
at the WOLFE MEMORIAL INC., Forest Hills Chapel, 3604 Greensburg Pike,
(412) 731-5001, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where services will
be held Thursday at 11 a.m.
Cecilia Oravetz Snyder
Cecilia Oravetz Snyder, 72, of North Irwin, died
Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, in the St. Francis Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was
born April 16, 1927, in North Versailles, a daughter of the late Frank
and Ann Bedinsky Oravetz. Prior to her retirement, she was employed for
the Jacktown Manor. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death
by her first husband, Paul Lovre; and her second husband, Gilbert Snyder.
She is survived by a son, Carl Lovre and his wife, Darlene, of Rochester
Hills, Mich.; a daughter, Paulette Tebbets of Greensburg; three grandchildren;
and two sisters, Ann Shalkowski of East McKeesport and Dolores Picollino
of Penn Hills. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME
INC., Fifth and Oak streets, Irwin, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
A blessing service will be held Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home
chapel. Interment will follow in the Braddock Catholic Cemetery, Braddock.
Alfred ``Spud'' Spadafore
Alfred ``Spud'' Spadafore, 84, of Monessen, died
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, in Waddington Convalescent Home following an illness
of 10 months. Born on Nov. 23, 1914, in Monessen, a son of the late Michael
and Vincenzina (Dodaro) Spadafore, he was a lifelong resident of Monessen
and a 1932 graduate of Monessen High School. He was retired from the former
Monessen plant of the Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp., having worked as
a motor inspector at the Blooming Mill. He was a member of the Epiphany
of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society; a life member
and treasurer for many years of the Sons of Italy; life member of the Eagles
Club; member of M.A.R.S. and the Italian Mutual Aid Society; and a former
member of the French Club. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Ann
(Maranich) Spadafore; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Diane Spadafore
of Monessen; three daughters and sons -in-law, Nancy Moussioux of Greenville,
S.C., Shirley and Ron Novakovich of Elizabeth Township, and Jean and Jim
Matson of Greensburg; a brother, Albert ``Abe'' Spadafore of Monessen;
a sister and brother-in-law, Valia and Dominic Mazzocco of Monessen; a
niece, Alice Maranich of Atlanta, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Emil
and Hugo Spadafore; and a daughter-in-law, Donna Bellone Spadafore. Friends
will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the DALFONSO-BILLICK
FUNERAL HOME INC., 441 Reed Ave., Monessen. A blessing service will be
held Friday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. Funeral
Mass to be celebrated in Epiphany of Our Lord R.C. Church. Entombment will
follow in the Belle Vernon Cemetery Mausoleum.
Harold E. Stubbs Sr.
Harold E. Stubbs Sr., 89, of Washington Township
(Mamont), died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, in the H.C.R. Manor Care nursing home,
Monroeville. He was born March 15, 1910, in Altoona, a son of the late
Harry H. and Laura DeArmitt Stubbs. Prior to his retirement, he was employed
as an electrician for Westinghouse Electric Corp. in East Pittsburgh, and
also owned and operated Mamont Radio and Television Repair for a number
of years. He was a member of St. John Baptist de La Salle Church in Delmont,
and was a charter member of the Washington Township Lions Club. In addition
to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen L. Ratay Stubbs,
on March 27, 1999; and a sister, Margaret Kulberg. Survived by three sons,
Gerald E. Stubbs and his wife, Peggy, of Delmont, Kenneth E. Stubbs and
his wife, Karen, of New Kensington, and Harold E. ``Hod'' Stubbs Jr. and
his wife, Diana, of Penn Hills; a brother, Ralph Stubbs, of Fairless Hills,
Pa.; a sister, Beatrice Church, of Beltsville, Md.; and nine grandchildren.
Friends were received at the JOHN L. BASH FUNERAL HOME, 152 Abbe Place,
Delmont, (724) 468-8381 , Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A parish
wake service will be held in the funeral home Wednesday at 8:45 p.m. A
Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John Baptist de La Salle Church,
Delmont, Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with his pastor, the Rev. William C. McGuirk,
as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.
CARMEL MARIANO VLHA
Carmel Mariano Vlha, of West Homestead, on Monday,
Nov. 8, 1999. Beloved wife of Michael; mother of Dr. Janet Vlha of Ben
Avon Heights; sister of Mary Fratangelo of Hazelwood; grandmother of Jane
and Michael Muder; also several nieces and nephews. Friends received at
the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall, Thursday
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass Friday at 10 a.m. in Holy Trinity
Church, West Mifflin. Retired executive secretary at the University of
Pittsburgh and a member of I.S.D.A. Family requests, contributions to the
Alzheimer's Association, Greater Pittsburgh Chapter, 1323 Forbes Ave.,
Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
Mary Janice Ward
Mary Janice Ward, 76, of Redstone Highlands, Greensburg,
died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, at Redstone Highlands. Born March 30, 1923,
in Rockford, Ill., she was a daughter of the late John A. and Mary (Lander)
Nelson. She graduated from Oakmont High School in 1941 and from Allegheny
College in 1945; married John V. Ward in St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Oakmont,
in 1945, and settled in Oakmont as a housewife and mother. She was active
in the Oakmont Junior Women's Club, the Oakmont Drama Club, the Girl Scouts,
and was a Sunday school teacher at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. From 1971
to 1974 she lived in Ulsan, Korea, with her husband, who was on a work
assignment for Gulf Oil. She lived in Olympia, Wash., and Arvada, Colo.,
before moving back to Pennsylvania in 1982. She is survived by her husband,
John V. Ward, of Redstone Highlands Apartments, Greensburg; a son, John
N. Ward Esq. and his wife, Patricia H. Ward, of Unity Township; a daughter,
Martha Patricia Scaltsas and her husband, Theodore Scaltsas, Ph.D., of
Edinburgh, Scotland; seven grandchildren, John R. Ward, Matthew P. Ward,
Meredith L. Ward, Daniel N. Ward, Katherine B. Ward, Jeffrey P. Ward, and
Lydia S. Scaltsas; a sister, Martha Patricia Bonidy and her husband, Joseph
K. Bonidy, of Greensburg and Ocala, Fla.; and a cousin, Eddie G. Anderson
and his wife, Lucille Anderson, of Lakewood, Colo. Family and friends were
received at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME, 524 N. Main St., Greensburg,
Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home
Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. for procession to the Unity Chapel, Unity Township,
for services to be held at noon with the Rev. Steven Heintz officiating.
Interment will be in Unity Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests
memorial donations be made to the Latrobe Area Hospital Foundation, Westmoreland
Hospice, or Redstone Highlands.
PAUL E. WEAVER
Paul E. ``Hank'' Weaver, 79, of North Huntingdon,
died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at his residence. He was born Oct. 2, 1920,
in Irwin, a son of the late Frank and Myrtle (Creighton) Weaver. He was
a machinist for the Elliott Co. He was a member of the Westmoreland City
Primitive Methodist Church, Westmoreland City Fire Department, Westmoreland
County Fireman's Association, Mohawks, Shidle Lodge #601 F&AM, Manor
Senior Citizens, and Meals-on-Wheels. He also served in the U.S. Army during
World War II. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his
wife, Lois J. (Abram) Weaver; a brother, Raymond Weaver; and four sisters,
Caroline Hitchens , Dorothy Hitchens, Eleanor Weaver, and Lera O'Black.
Survived by two daughters, Rebecca and husband, Stephen Hamilton, of North
Huntingdon and Lori and husband, Corey Sechler, of Mineral Ridge, Ohio;
a sister, Evelyn Jones of Jeannette; and four grandchildren, Chad and Erika
Hamilton, and Karli and Katie Sechler. 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 10 a.m. in the
Rodgers Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Bernard L. Murphy officiating.
Interment Brush Creek Cemetery. Memorials to Westmoreland City Primitive
MARJORIE ANNE WITHROW
Marjorie Anne Withrow, 71, of Greensburg, died
Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at her home. She was born Nov. 14, 1927, in Greensburg,
the daughter of the late George Jacob and Rowena Slaughter Myers. She was
a retired nurse and social worker with the Westmoreland Regional Hospital.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Greensburg
College Club, and was the secretary of the local AARP group in Greensburg.
She is survived by her husband, James E. Withrow; her children, Barbara
Myers of Pittsburgh, Diane Fives of Ligonier , and David Withrow of Pittsburgh;
her brother, George Richard Myers, of Pleasant Hills; five grandchildren;
and a great-grandchild. Family and friends will be received at the KEPPLE-GRAFT
FUNERAL HOME, 524 N. Main St., Greensburg, Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to
9 p.m. Services will be held in the funeral home Friday at 10 a.m. with
the Rev. Robert C. Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in the Scottdale
MILDRED F. WILCOX
Mildred F. Wilcox, 76, of Murrysville, on Tuesday,
Nov. 9, 1999. Born Jan. 19, 1923, in Braddock, a daughter of the late Irvin
and Stella Welsh Rittko. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church,
Export. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers,
Howard and Theodore; and two sisters, Edith Creighton and Alice Zimmerman.
Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Merle D. Wilcox; two sons, Merle
D. Jr. ``Pete'' and wife, Judy, of Plum and Harry A. and wife, Linda, of
Somerset; a daughter, Renee Baker and husband, Russell, of New Kensington;
a brother, Irvin Rittko and wife, Gladys, of Export; three sisters, Ella
Soles, Sally Lauer and husband, John, and May Hill and husband, Frank,
all of Murrysville; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received at the EDWIN N. WOLFE FUNERAL HOME INC., Export,
Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services
Friday at 11 a.m. in Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Export, with the Rev. Gregory
B. Held officiating. Interment Twin Valley Memorial Park. Family prefers
memorials to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Export.
Dr. Theodore T. Ziegenfus
Dr. Theodore T. Ziegenfus, 57, of Natrona Heights,
formerly of Latrobe, died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, in Sewickley Valley Hospital.
He was born March 16, 1942, in Latrobe, a son of the late Theodore D. and
Armella R. Bridge Ziegenfus. Dr. Ziegenfus was a graduate of St. Vincent
College, Latrobe. He received his master of arts in biology and his doctor
of philosophy in Botany-Genetics from West Virginia University. Postdoctoral
appointments included: North Texas State University, Denton, Texas, and
Wilmington Medical Center, Wilmington, Delaware, in Human Cytogenetics.
Since 1970, he had been an associate professor of biology at the Pennsylvania
State University, New Kensington campus. While at Penn State, he was chairman
of Commonwealth College Senate, a university senator and a member of the
Strategic Planning Committee at University Park. In 1998 he was chairman
of the Penn State New Kensington faculty senate. He was the corresponding
secretary for the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, and exhibits chairman.
He was the author of several publications. Professional societies included
the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Genetic
Association, American Institute of Biological Sciences, American Society
of Human Genetics, Botanical Society of America, Genetics Society of America,
West Virginia Academy of Sciences, Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences, Society
of Sigma Xi, and Phi Epsilon Phi. He was selected for inclusion in Who's
Who Among America's Teachers. Ted actively served in the Boy Scouts of
America for over 40 years. His major accomplishments included becoming
an Eagle Scout, Silver Beaver recipient, and Vigil Honor from Kiasutha
Lodge #57, Order of the Arrow. Ted was a member of the Greater Pittsburgh
Council, Boy Scouts of America, and was a recipient of the William D. Boyce
District Award of Merit, and Outstanding Scoutmaster Award. He was awarded
the Commissioner Award, and was a James E. West Fellow from the Greater
Pittsburgh Council. As a scouter, Ted has served as Cubmaster, Scoutmaster,
District Training Chairman, District Commissioner, and Assistant Council
Commissioner. He also had provided leadership to the Junior Leader Training
Conference for more than 1,000 youths. He was an ``Owl'' with both the
Boy Scout Wood Badge and Cub Scout training courses. He served on the Council
Executive Committee for Leadership Development. He also served on the Council
Youth Protection Training Committee. Ted attended the Philmont Scout Ranch
for many training courses, as well as a trek. Ted also participated in
three National Scout jamborees, as well as visiting four other jamborees.
Both of Ted's sons are Eagle Scouts. In addition to his parents, he was
preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Elaine Ziegenfus. Survivors include
two sons, Theodore F. Ziegenfus and his wife, Cynthia, of Butler and Karl
A. Ziegenfus and his wife, Christine, of Penn Hills; a daughter, Susan
A. Ziegenfus, of Latrobe; a brother, Richard P. Ziegenfus and his wife,
Gina, of Ligonier; two stepgrandchildren, Brandi Smith and Brooke Bailey;
and his former wife, Dorothy A. Zimmerman. The family will receive friends
from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME
INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday
at 10 a.m. in St. Vincent Basilica, Latrobe. Interment St. Vincent Cemetery,
Unity Township. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions
to the Greater Pittsburgh Council, Boy Scouts of America, Flag Plaza, 1275
Bedford Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219-3699.
HAROLD H. ZIMMERMAN
Harold H. ``Sam'' Zimmerman, 66, of Ligonier,
died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born Dec. 31,
1932, in Ligonier Township, a son of the late James C. ``Chal'' and Bertha
Harshbarger Zimmerman. Prior to his retirement in 1997, he had been employed
for 34 years at Teledyne-Vasco in Derry Township. He was a veteran of the
Korean conflict, having served with the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member
of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Ligonier, a charter member of the Ligonier
Valley Mounties Booster Club, and the Byers-Tosh #267 American Legion.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Marcella M. Baloga Zimmerman; a
daughter, Paula Zimmerman, of Las Vegas, Nev.; three sons, Mark S. and
wife, Denise, Zimmerman of Ligonier RD2, H. Drew and wife, Rhonda, Zimmerman
of Houston, Texas, and Eric V. and wife, Sue, Zimmerman of Derry; seven
grandchildren; a son-in-law, Jimmy El Haddad, of Ligonier; three sisters,
Catherine Kinsey of Ligonier, Twila Seitz of Ocala, Fla., and L. Jean Andre
of Knoxville, Tenn.; and a brother, James E. ``Sam'' Zimmerman, of Ligonier.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Arnold
Zimmerman. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL HOME INC.,
144 E. Main St., Ligonier. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at
10 a.m. in the Holy Trinity Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph P. Maddalena
as celebrant. Interment Ligonier Valley Cemetery. Memorial contributions
to the Holy Trinity School. A vigil for the deceased will be held in the
funeral home Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Full military honors will be presented
at the graveside by the Ligonier Valley Veterans Honor Guard.