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M. Thoburn Banks
M. Thoburn Banks, 89, Scottdale, passed away Tuesday evening, Nov. 9, 1999, at his residence. Family and friends will be received at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, (724) 887-5300, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Paul B. Morris officiating. Graveside committal services and interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Bullskin Township, next to his late wife. Family suggests memorials to: Why Me of PA/Breast Cancer Education, 5761 Library Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102, in memory of Lydia and M.T. Banks.

Grace (Nicolai) Buscaglio
Grace (Nicolai) Buscaglio, passed away Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, in Mesa, Ariz. Born in Greensburg in 1929, she was a daughter of the late Nicola and Mary Vitello Nicolai. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John; a son, Nicholas; brothers, August and Philip Nicolai; and a sister, Frances Cafasso. Survived by sons, Joseph and wife, Sharon, of Yorba Linda, Calif., and John and wife, Susan, of Queen Creek, Ariz.; daughters, Tammy and husband, Gilbert, of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Tracy and husband, Mark, of Tempe, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; brothers, Don Rinchuse of Florida, Lou Nicolai and George Nicolai, both of Greensburg; sisters, Josephine Drazdik and Jane Frye, both of Latrobe, and Peg Stabile of Greensburg; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held Thursday, Nov. 11, in Mesa, Ariz.

Concetta M. ``Augustine'' Collura
Concetta M. ``Augustine'' Collura, 87, formerly of Brookline, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, in the Beverly Healthcare, Murrysville. She was born Nov. 10, 1912, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Leonardo and Fortunata Manguso Merlino. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Collura. Surviving are a daughter, Petrina ``Bee-Bee'' Collura of North Huntingdon; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., Fifth and Oak streets, Irwin, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin. Interment will follow in the Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh.

Anne E. Delisle
Anne E. Delisle, 101, of Greensburg, formerly of Malone, N.Y., died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at the St. Anne Home, Greensburg. She was born June 29, 1898, in Owls Head, N.Y., a daughter of the late Oliver and Delia Cusson Petelle. She was a member of Our Lady of Grace Church, its Rosary Altar Society and Seniors' Group, CD of A Malone Court and was an avid bowler with the senior citizens in Greensburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Omer Delisle; and four brothers, Walter, Prosper, Ernest and Lawrence Petelle. She is survived by four children, Omer Delisle and his wife, Ruth, of Spencerport, N.Y., Frances Bianculli and husband, Anthony, of Rock Hill, N.J., Joan Fagioli and husband, Carl, of Oldsmar, Fla., and Jacqueline K. Baum and husband, Edward, of Greensburg, with whom Anne made her home the past 25 years; 19 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Services and interment will be in Malone, N.Y. Arrangements under the direction of the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME, 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, (724) 837-0020, www.pantalone.com. Natale N. Pantalone, funeral director.

Pauline Jane Essway
Pauline Jane Essway, 57, of Jeannette, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, in the Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. She was born May 3, 1942, in Ardara, a daughter of the late William and Dorothy Pedder Novak. She was employed as a waitress at Pitzer's Restaurant in Jeannette. She is survived by her husband, John W. Essway Sr.; two sons, John W. Essway Jr. and his wife, Salina, of San Diego, Calif., and Jasen Essway of Jeannette; two daughters, Lisa Essway of Greensburg and Paula Kubistek and her husband, Steve, of New Alexandria; eight grandchildren, John Essway III, Jerrod Essway, Sierra Essway, Jasen Essway Jr., Taylor Jane Deverse, Jeremy Kubistek, Jessica Kubistek and Jenna Kubistek; five brothers, Bill Novak of Irwin, Stanley Novak of Pitcairn, John Novak of Pittsburgh, Ernie Novak of Monroeville and Al Novak of Trafford; and three sisters, Marti Gray of Latrobe, Dottie Showalter of Gibsonia and Patti Novak of Jeannette. There will be no public viewing or visitation. Services and interment will be private. MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., Jeannette, in charge of arrangements.

Michael G. Ferketic
Michael G. Ferketic, of Indiana Township, on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999. Mr. Ferketic was a building inspector for the Pennsylvania Department of General Services. He was the beloved husband of Mary Lou Erdeljac Ferketic; son of the late Michael N. and Mary (Vitunic) Ferketic; father of James M. Ferketic of Jamestown, N.Y.; brother of Lois Netzel of Etna, Bill and Richard Ferketic, both of Etna, and Robert Ferketic of Bowie, Md.; and stepson of Helen Ferketic. Friends received at the FRANK R. PERMAN FUNERAL HOME INC., 923 Saxonburg Blvd. at Route 8, Shaler Township, Thursday and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Glenshaw, Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Interment at Assumption Cemetery, Hampton Township.

Delores M. Fetter
Delores M. Fetter, 67, of Ruffsdale RD1, left her earthly home to be with her heavenly father and eternal family, Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, at Westmoreland Manor, Hempfield Township. She was born July 11, 1932, in Youngwood, a daughter of the late Raymond N. and Hazel Smith Proctor. She was preceded in death by her husband, C. Wayne Fetter, in 1993; two brothers, Raymond A. Proctor, in 1990 and Terry L. Proctor, in 1999. She was a current member of the Armbrust Wesleyan Church. Her belief in Jesus Christ gave her the strength to survive many difficult times. She was also a member of the Golden Rod Lodge #273 of Youngwood. She retired from Quality Building Services as a cleaning supervisor at Super Valu in New Stanton. Delores will be missed deeply by those who knew and loved her. She touched many souls with her loving, gentle ways. She is survived by her very special and beloved son, David P. Fetter of Delmont; a sister, Mrs. William H. (Nancy) Lynch of Hunker; six nieces and nephews, Dale A. Proctor, R. Michael Proctor, Tammy Lynch Brooks, Roy P. Proctor, Wendy Proctor Weightman and Tracy Proctor; 15 great-nieces and great-nephews; and two great-great nephews. Included in those who were dear to her heart is a very precious cousin, who visited her faithfully during her last days, Joann Dixon of Youngwood. Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., 101 S. Fourth St., Youngwood, (724) 925-7233, where services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with Pastors Glenn Rader and Byron Eisaman officiating. Interment will be in Middletown Cemetery.

Leonard G. Grabiak
Leonard G. Grabiak, 69, of Greensburg, formerly of Mt. Pleasant, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born May 11, 1930, in United, Pa., a son of the late Joseph and Clara Konieczny Grabiak. He was a member of Transfiguration Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant, and also a veteran of the U.S. Army. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Laurel Vending Co. of Greensburg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Grabiak. Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Joanne Simko Grabiak; his daughter, Sue Brown and her husband, Bert, of Greensburg; a sister, Mrs. Joseph (Gertrude) Michaux of Greensburg; a sister-in-law, Eleanor Grabiak of Mt. Pleasant; and nieces and nephews. Friends were received at the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, Norvelt, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Transfiguration Catholic Church with the Rev. Robert M. Washko as celebrant. Interment Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. Military graveside service will be accorded by the American Legion Post #446 of Mt. Pleasant. Sandra L. Hoffer, funeral director.

Elmer A. Grosklos
Elmer A. Grosklos, 84, of Greensburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999. He was born Nov. 19, 1914, in Tunneltown, Pa., a son of the late Elmer F. and Ola Pittman Grosklos. He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Grosklos of York, Pa. He is survived by his wife of 60 years as of Sept. 2, 1999, Garnet Parks Grosklos; a daughter, Elizabeth Grosklos of Rector, Pa.; a son, Edward Grosklos of San Francisco, Calif.; a grandson, Dennis Kraft of Rector; nieces and nephews. He was a member of the First Christian Church, a life member of B.P.O.E., and the AARP, all of Greensburg. He was retired from Prudential Insurance Company. He was an avid golfer. There will be no visitation. Inurnment will be private.

Grace Guardasoni
Grace Guardasoni, 87, of Irwin, a former longtime resident of Guffey, Sewickley Township, born Dec. 23, 1911, in Smithton, Pa., died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, at the Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Maria Zeuch Meneghini. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Barbara's Church, Harrison City. Wife of the late Paul Guardasoni. Survived by a daughter, Lorraine Coy of Irwin; two sons, Lawrence S. and Harry R., both of Sewickley Township; 12 grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Friends may call Friday from noon until 9 p.m. at the D. JAMES HEATHERINGTON FUNERAL HOME, Jenny Lind at Soles streets, McKeesport. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father V. Paul Fitzmaurice Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at St. Barbara's Church. Interment will follow at the West Newton Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Westmoreland Hospice, 532 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601.

Stella ``Sally'' Lauer
Stella ``Sally'' Lauer, 63, of Murrysville, on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999. Born Aug. 2, 1936, 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 a son, Daniel; two brothers, Howard and Theodore Rittko; and three sisters, Edith Creighton, Alice Zimmerman, and Mildred Wilcox, who just passed away Tuesday, Nov. 9. Surviving are her husband, John B. Lauer; a brother, Irvin Rittko and wife, Gladys, of Export; and two sisters, Ella Soles and May Hill and husband, Frank, both of Murrysville. Friends were received at the EDWIN N. WOLFE FUNERAL HOME INC., Export, Thursday and and will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Gregory B. Held officiating. Interment Restland Memorial Park.

Sylvia Fay Repko
Sylvia Fay Repko, 65, of Latrobe, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born Nov. 9, 1934, in Bovard, a daughter of the late John M. and Ida L. Walters Dick. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, Youngstown, Pa. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, William Dick. She is survived by her husband, Joseph S. Repko; four sons, Joe Repko Jr. and his girlfriend, Diana Dale, of Colona, Ill., Mark Repko of Latrobe, Matt Repko and his wife, Mary, and Tom Repko and his wife, Vicky, all of Baggaley; two daughters, Verinia Repko at home and Faith Thomas and her fiance, Rod Weaver, of Greensburg; seven grandchildren, Nick, Derek, Matthew, Joshua, Seth, Tommy and Cassandra; a great-grandson, Austin; five brothers, John Dick `Jr.' and his wife, Jean, of Loyalhanna, Donald Dick of Pleasant Unity, Ralph Dick and Robert Dick, both of Florida, and Ronald Dick of Michigan; two sisters, Betty Allen and Dolores Bridge, both of Florida; her stepmother, Emma Dick of Latrobe. Friends were received Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be received Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. Chad Ficorilli, O.S.B., as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Vincent Cemetery, Unity Township. A parish rosary will be recited Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

Scott Alan Roberts
Scott Alan Roberts, 21, of Shaler Township, on Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999. Mr. Roberts was the beloved son of Barbara J. Heckman Roberts of Shaler Township and Merle L. Roberts of Dayton, Ohio. Brother of Sophie and Samuel Roberts, both of England, and Sydney Roberts, of Dayton, Ohio. Grandson of Gayle Heckman of Glenshaw and the late Glenford J. Heckman, Cora Roberts of Madison, Kan., and Dale Roberts of Nampa, Idaho. Great-grandson of Dolores Ellsworth of Monroeville. Also, survived by other loving family members. Friends received at the FRANK R. PERMAN FUNERAL HOME INC., 923 Saxonburg Blvd. at Route 8, Shaler Township, Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Services will be held at the Perman Funeral Home Saturday at 1 p.m. Interment at Mt. Royal Cemetery, Shaler Township. The family respectfully suggests donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Oscar F. Rohrbacher
Oscar F. Rohrbacher, 77, of Greensburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born April 16, 1922, in Greensburg, a son of the late Oscar F. and Mary Ellen Lynch Rohrbacher. Prior to retirement, he had been the head of the electrical department for the City of Greensburg. He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Greensburg; a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army; and a life member of the Greensburg Volunteer Fire Department, Hose Co. #3, where he had held various offices. Also, he was a member of the Pennsylvania State Firemen's Association, Westmoreland County Firemen's Association, the Mohawks Association, and the American Legion Post #981 of South Greensburg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy L. Lyda Rohrbacher, on Oct. 6, 1989; and a sister, Florence Gazze. He is survived by a brother, John ``Jack'' and his wife, Dorothy Rohrbacher, of Greensburg; two nephews, Barrie and his wife, Lisa Rohrbacher, of Greensburg and Nicholas and his wife, Elizabeth Fields, of Knoxville, Tenn.; grandnieces and nephews, Nicole and Jonathan Rohrbacher of Greensburg, and Taylor and Ryan Fields of Knoxville, Tenn.; and several cousins. Friends will be received at the BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg, Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Edwin J. Fromm officiating. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. The Greensburg Volunteer Fire Department and Mohawks Association will meet at the funeral home Friday at 7:30 p.m. to conduct a memorial service.

ALBERT A. BEALKO
Albert A. Bealko, 71, of Port Vue, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, at West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born July 29, 1928, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late William Coleman and Pearl Rozazinski Bealko. He is survived by his former wife, Alice Faye Bealko; three daughters, Beverly (Dennis) Petrovay of North Huntingdon, Veronica Walker of Ponce Inlet, Fla., and Susan (Dennis) James of North Huntingdon; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Pearl Fetzko of Henderson, Texas, and Helen Bekowitz of North Versailles; a brother, Edward Bealko of Indiantown, Fla.; and nieces and nephews. He was the owner of the former Al Payton's Place Bar and Restaurant and had been previously employed as a brakeman for Union Railroad and a delivery man for Stratigos Catering of White Oak. He was a member of St. Martin DePorres Parish, where he had served as an usher and volunteer for church activities, including the Lenten fish dinners. He had served in the U.S. Army and the Merchant Marines during World War II. Visitation will be held at the WILLIG FUNERAL HOME, 220 Ninth Ave., McKeesport, Saturday evening from 7 to 9 and Sunday from 12 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Nov. 15, at 10 a.m. at St. Peter's Worship Site, McKeesport, with the Very Rev. John Rushofsky officiating. Interment will follow at New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. 

SAMUEL J. BENISH
Samuel J. Benish, 92, of Irwin, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999. He was born Jan. 7, 1907, in Biddle, Pa. (North Huntingdon Township), a son of the late Sam and Catherine (Bright) Benish. He was an inspector for WABCO (Westinghouse Air Brake), Wilmerding, retiring in 1970. He was a member of Shafton V.F.D., Westmoreland County Firemen's Association, Manor American Legion Post 472, and served in the U.S. Army, 11th Armored Division, during World War II. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rose (Brivec) Benish, on Dec. 24, 1973; two brothers, Thomas and Peter Benish; and a sister, Agnes Benish. Survived by a son, Charles M. and wife, Shirley Benish, of Irwin; two grandchildren, Charles Mark Benish of Herminie and Kelly Heffner of Baltimore, Md.; a brother, Mark Benish of Irwin; and a sister, Katherine Plues of Irwin. Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the VINCENT V. RODGERS FUNERAL HOME, 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin. A blessing service will be held Monday, Nov. 15, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment Immaculate Conception Cemetery. 

DOMENIC BOGNANO
Domenic Bognano, 85, of Greensburg, died Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Aug. 2, 1914, in North East, Pa., a son of the late Calogero and Lucia Palascino Bognano. He was a former employee of the Walworth Valve Co., was a member of the Maplewood United Presbyterian Church, and was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Concetto Bognano. He is survived by two brothers, Samuel of Jeannette and John of Greensburg; four sisters, Mrs. Arem (Josephine) Foti, Mrs. Paul (Pauline) Fritz, and Mrs. Roland (Mildred ``Babe'') Pacienza, all of Greensburg, and Mrs. Mary Caruso of North Ridgeville, Ohio; and a number of nieces and nephews. There will be no public visitation. Private funeral services will be held with the Rev. Stephen M. LaSor officiating. Interment will be in Westmoreland Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. Memorial donations may be made to the Maplewood United Presbyterian Church, 108 Woodland Road, Greensburg, PA 15601. Alvin P. Oskin Jr., funeral director, in charge of arrangements for the COSHEY-NICHOLSON FUNERAL HOME INC., Greensburg. 

SANDRA LYNN (REITZE) DAUBE
Sandra Lynn (Reitze) Daube, suddenly Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, in the Dominican Republic. Beloved wife of the late Thomas Carle Daube. Dear daughter of the late Harry W. and Ruth M. Reitze. Loving sister of Harry W. Reitze. Cherished daughter-in-law of Carl and Jean Daube. Loving sister-in-law of Jeanne and Doug Broglie, David and Sandra Daube, Karlyn and Bill Davis. Wonderful aunt of Joshua, Michelle, Greg, Heather, Douglas, David, Kristin, and Tommy. Great-aunt of Charlie, Jacqueline, and Joshua. Dear friend of Bill and Betty Edwards. Sandy was loved by all. Funeral arrangements by BEINHAUERS. Friends welcome at 2630 W. Liberty Ave., (412) 531-4000, Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. Interment Jefferson Memorial Park. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 10 Duff Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15235. 

HELEN CROUSE DELIKAT
Helen Crouse Delikat, 80, of Whitney, died Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, in Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born Feb. 5, 1919, in Whitney, a daughter of the late Alex and Anna Smolleck Crouse. She was a member of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church, Latrobe. She was a former resident of Irvington, N.J. She was retired from Standard Optical Co. in Livingston, N.J. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Delikat; and two brothers, Anthony and Joseph Crouse. She is survived by three brothers, Steve Crouse of Whitney, with whom she made her home for 17 years after her retirement, George Crouse and his wife, Dorothy, of Mystic, Conn., and Andrew Crouse and his wife, Leona, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; five sisters, Anna Rakaczky of Pleasant Unity, Catherine Luffey of Cecil, Sophie Stanko of Pittsburgh, Margaret Desport of Latrobe, and Betty Dominick and her husband, Eddie, of Jeannette; and a number of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday in the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. Parastas and Panachida services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home, followed by Divine Liturgy at 11 a.m. in the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church with the Rev. Xavier Elambassery as celebrant. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery, Unity Township. 

MARY GRACE (RYAN) DUFFY
Mary Grace (Ryan) Duffy, 88, of Library, formerly of Shadyside, died Friday, Nov. 12, 1999. Wife of the late Patrick Duffy. Beloved mother of Patricia Wipper of Studio City, Calif., Kathleen Gasior of Library, and Bernard Duffy of Erie; stepmother of Mildred, Rita, Patrick, Betty, Jane, and the late Elva, Margaret, Emmett, and Dorothy. Also numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Visitation from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the DAVID J. HENNEY FUNERAL HOME, 6364 Library Road (Route 88), Library. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Joan of Arc Church. 

PAULINE JANE ESSWAY
Pauline Jane Essway, 57, of Jeannette, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, in the Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. She was born May 3, 1942, in Ardara, a daughter of the late William and Dorothy Pedder Novak. She was employed as a waitress at Pitzer's Restaurant in Jeannette. She is survived by her husband, John W. Essway Sr.; two sons, John W. Essway Jr. and his wife, Salina, of San Diego, Calif., and Jasen Essway of Jeannette; two daughters, Lisa Essway of Greensburg and Paula Kubistek and her husband, Steve, of New Alexandria; eight grandchildren, John Essway III, Jerrod Essway, Sierra Essway, Jasen Essway Jr., Taylor Jane Deverse, Jeremy Kubistek, Jessica Kubistek and Jenna Kubistek; five brothers, Bill Novak of Irwin, Stanley Novak of Pitcairn, John Novak of Pittsburgh, Ernie Novak of Monroeville and Al Novak of Trafford; and three sisters, Marti Gray of Latrobe, Dottie Showalter of Gibsonia and Patti Novak of Jeannette. There will be no public viewing or visitation. Services and interment will be private. MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., Jeannette, in charge of arrangements. 

DELORES M. FETTER
Delores M. Fetter, 67, of Ruffsdale RD1, left her earthly home to be with her heavenly father and eternal family, Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, at Westmoreland Manor, Hempfield Township. She was born July 11, 1932, in Youngwood, a daughter of the late Raymond N. and Hazel Smith Proctor. She was preceded in death by her husband, C. Wayne Fetter, in 1993; two brothers, Raymond A. Proctor, in 1990 and Terry L. Proctor, in 1999. She was a current member of the Armbrust Wesleyan Church. Her belief in Jesus Christ gave her the strength to survive many difficult times. She was also a member of the Golden Rod Lodge #273 of Youngwood. She retired from Quality Building Services as a cleaning supervisor at Super Valu in New Stanton. Delores will be missed deeply by those who knew and loved her. She touched many souls with her loving, gentle ways. She is survived by her very special and beloved son, David P. Fetter of Delmont; a sister, Mrs. William H. (Nancy) Lynch of Hunker; six nieces and nephews, Dale A. Proctor, R. Michael Proctor, Tammy Lynch Brooks, Roy P. Proctor, Wendy Proctor Weightman and Tracy Proctor; 15 great-nieces and great-nephews; and two great-great nephews. Included in those who were dear to her heart is a very precious cousin, who visited her faithfully during her last days, Joann Dixon of Youngwood. Friends were received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., 101 S. Fourth St., Youngwood, (724) 925-7233, where services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with Pastors Glenn Rader and Byron Eisaman officiating. Interment will be in Middletown Cemetery. 

ESTELLE LOUELLA QUICK HUGHES
Estelle Louella Quick Hughes, 89, a resident of Loyalhanna Care Center, formerly of Dogwood Acres, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999. She was born Dec. 26, 1909, in Freeport, a daughter of the late Robert and Florence Erb Quick. A retired restaurant cook, she was a member of Derry VFW Post 444 Ladies Auxiliary, and a former member of Jeannette L.O.O.M. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George K. Hughes, in 1971; two grandsons, Larry Kinnan and Gene Hughes; two sisters, Irene Brown and Leona Kilgore; and two brothers, Leroy and Woodrow Quick. Estelle is survived by five sons, Ralph D. of Delmont, James A. of Pittsburgh, Thomas K. of Hatfield, Lawrence H. of Sellersville and Robert G. of Lansdale; five daughters, Louise Kinnan and Mary G. King, both of Derry, Mrs. William (Florence) Keim of Jeannette, Mrs. Clyde (Viola) Cottom of Jeannette RD, and Mrs. Joseph (Doris) Robb of Crabtree; 37 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Adrienne Reithmiller of Jeannette RD. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the MICHAEL J. QUINLISK FUNERAL HOME INC., 548 N. Chestnut St., Derry, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. F. Neal Galley officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. 

RUTH VIRGINIA HARRIS
Ruth Virginia Harris, 76, of Bradenton, Fla., died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999. She was born in Pittsburgh and moved to Florida from Greensburg five years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Greensburg. She is survived by her husband, Donald F. Harris; a daughter, Barbara Cole of Orleans, Mass.; two sons, Donald Harris of Elyria, Ohio, and Kenneth Harris of Greensburg; a sister, Jane Susnak of Pittsburgh; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. at the West Winds Village Club House, Bradenton, Fla. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of S.W. Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. WIEGAND BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Sarasota, in charge of arrangements. 

THELMA JOURDAIN
Thelma Jourdain, 72, born May 1, 1927, in West Newton, of Buena Vista, died Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, in Jefferson Hospital, Jefferson Borough. She was a daughter of the late Louis Glaser and Helen ``Nell'' Scot Glaser. Wife of the late Earl ``Squirrel'' Jourdain. Survived by her children, Carol Wills of McKeesport, Jan LeJeune of South Hills, Jim Jourdain of Penn Hills, and Cheryl Smith of Buena Vista; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother and a sister, Carl Glaser of Michigan and Connie Sterner of Ruffsdale. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Buena Vista Volunteer Fire Co. Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the RALPH L. JOHNSON FUNERAL HOME, Buena Vista. Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. August Thalman officiating. Interment West Newton Cemetery. 

BETTY ANN KENNEDY
Betty Ann Kennedy, 77, of Mechanicsburg, formerly of Uniontown, passed away Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, in Holy Spirit Hospital. She was born in Brownfield, May 21, 1922, daughter of the late George W. and Beatrice Jolly Lehman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul J. Kennedy; and a brother, George ``Bud'' Lehman. A member of Central Christian Church, graduate of Georges Township High School, a clerk in Fayette County Courthouse, a member of B.P.W. New Salem, and Menallen Grange, New Salem. She and her husband owned the Republic busline. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Paula Jo) Grant of Mechanicsburg; two grandsons, Robert III and Brian; and a brother, Thomas Lehman of Pittsburgh. Friends will be received in the JAMES D. BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, 196 W. Main St., Uniontown, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 10 to 11 a.m., the hour of services, with the Rev. Tommy Garrison officiating. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery, Uniontown. Memorials to the Alzheimer's Association, 1323 Forbes Ave., Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-4725. 

ALFRED LABER
Alfred Laber, 93, a resident of North Huntingdon Township for many years, and most recently a resident of St. Anne Home, Greensburg, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, in St. Anne Home. He was born March 7, 1906, in Irwin, a son of the late Joseph and Barbara Cipra Laber. Alfred was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Irwin for more than 45 years. Alfred was employed as a draftsman for the Westinghouse Air Brake Co. of Wilmerding, from which he retired in 1971. He worked there for 36 years. Outside this employment, he enjoyed gardening and hunting throughout his life. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Stehney Laber, to whom he was married for 63 years. He is survived by his only son, the Rev. J. Kenneth Laber, pastor of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church of Erie, and his wife, Susan, of North East, Pa.; and his grandchildren, Heidi M. Laber of Oakland, Calif., and Christian S. Laber and his wife, Ellen, of Ventura, Calif. Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., Fifth and Oak streets, Irwin. Funeral services will be held Monday at a time to be announced. Memorials may be given to the memorial fund of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Main and Fifth streets, Irwin, PA 15642. 

JAMES G. LEIGHTY
James G. Leighty, 74, of Reston, Va., formerly of Scottdale, passed away Thursday morning, Nov. 11, 1999, in Reston Columbia Hospital, Reston, Va. Jim was born in East Huntingdon Township, Oct. 7, 1925, a son of the late Frank and Mary Lint Leighty. He married the former Iva Mae Byers on Sept. 12, 1948. Jim was a loving husband, father, and grandfather to his family and was a retired pattern repairman with Duraloy Blaw-Knox Co. of Scottdale, where he worked for 35 years, retiring in 1987. He was formerly employed at U.S. Steel's Irvin Works Division. A veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict, Jim served as a Shipfitter 2nd Class in the U.S. Navy Seabees. He was awarded the American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and National Defense Service Medal. He was a member of the Reston Bible Church in Virginia and a graduate of East Huntingdon High School with the Class of 1943. Jim is survived by his loving family, his wife of 51 years, Iva Mae Byers Leighty; three children, Tom Leighty and his wife, Colleen, of West River, Md., Ernie Leighty and his wife, Dawn, of Vienna, Va., and Bonnie Shaffer and her husband, Ron, of Fairfax, Va.; seven grandchildren, Corinne, Jared, Justin, Dane, Grant, Michael, and Jami; two sisters, Viola Leighty Brooks of Alexandria, Va., and Janet Leighty Keim and husband, Richard, of Scottdale; and a brother, Donald Leighty and wife, Erma Rose, of Scottdale. Family and friends will be received at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, (724) 887-5300, Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Dr. Terry V. Murray officiating. Graveside committal services and interment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery. 

RICHARD D. MOLT
Richard D. Molt, 71, of Level Green and Segal, Pa., died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, in Segal. He was born Sept. 22, 1928, in North Braddock, a son of the late Frederick W. and Erma Ashbaugh Molt. Prior to retirement, he was a self-employed carpenter. He was a veteran of the Army during the Korean conflict, he was a past member of Trafford American Legion Post 331 and VFW, both of Trafford, and the Level Green Volunteer Fire Department. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jacquelyn Molt; and four brothers, John, Fred, Raymond Wilbur and Robert. He is survived by two brothers, Walter L. of Level Green and David E. of Brookville; and a sister Leona Hendickson of Texas. There will be no visitation and services will be private. The JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME, Trafford, is in charge of arrangements. 

WILLIAM J. MORAVETZ
William J. Moravetz, 80, of Penn Township, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, in Jefferson, Ohio. He was born July 21, 1919, in Patton Township, a son of the late John A. and Emma Daschkiewich Moravetz. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a machinist for Westinghouse in East Pittsburgh. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Drost Moravetz, in 1999; and a brother, Frank Moravetz. Survived by a son, Jack Moravetz of Jefferson, Ohio; a daughter, Cheryl A. VanBuren of Woodstock, Ga.; and three grandchildren, Sharon and Jessica Moravetz, and Bradley VanBuren. Friends will be received at the JAMES E. LINDSAY FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Harrison City, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Joseph W. Kiewra officiating. Interment will follow in Restland Memorial Park, Monroeville. 

DOLORES GRABIAK NITKIEWICZ
Dolores Grabiak Nitkiewicz, 67, of Southwest, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, in Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born Feb. 13, 1932, in Mt. Pleasant Township, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Nemeth Grabiak. She was a member of Transfiguration Church and its Holy Rosary Society, the Kosciuszko Ladies Auxiliary of Mt. Pleasant, and a member of the former Hecla Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Julius ``Chinky'' Nitkiewicz; the following children, Cheryl Yohman and her husband, Terry, of Southwest, David Nitkiewicz and his wife, Lynn, of Mt. Pleasant RD1 (Weltytown), and Linda Polakovsky and her husband, Chris, of Mt. Pleasant; four grandchildren, Nicole and Amanda Yohman, and Rebecca and Nicholas Polakovsky; a brother, William J. Grabiak and his wife, Kathryn, of Southwest; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, Norvelt, Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in Transfiguration Church with the Rev. Robert M. Washko as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Transfiguration Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 241 Fourth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or the International Multiple Melanoma Foundation. Transfiguration Holy Rosary Society will recite the rosary Sunday at 3 p.m. in the funeral home, and immediately following the Kosciuszko Ladies Auxiliary will hold a memorial service. Panachida service will be held in the funeral home Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Sandra L. Hoffer, funeral director.

MARY MARGARET PIVIK
Mary Margaret Pivik, 100, of Murrysville, on Friday, Nov. 12, 1999. Wife of the late Joseph Pivik. Beloved mother of Mildred McGowan, Gloria Vuletich, Orvin Pivik, Carol Hart, Mary Braun, Joseph Pivik, and the late Elmer Pivik, Carolyn Pivik, Verna Flanders and Chalmer Pivik. Grandmother of 16 and great-grandmother of 24. Friends received Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the MAURICE L. KNEE LTD. FUNERAL HOME, 7663 Saltsburg Road, Plum Borough (across from S&T Bank). Services Monday, place and time to be announced later. 
DAVID E. RANDOLPH JR. David E. Randolph Jr., 66, of Medina, Ohio, formerly of Greensburg, went to be with his Lord, Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999. He was preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Joan Ann Randolph; and a grandchild. He is survived by a daughter, Joan Young; three sons, Marc (Patricia), Scott, and Rex (Janet); his adopted family, Mollie Pfister, Charles Pfister (Terri), James Pfister (Rebecca), and Suzan McCreanor (Jim); and five grandchildren. Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the WAITE & SON FUNERAL HOMES MEDINA CHAPEL, 765 N. Court St., Medina, Ohio, and Monday from noon to 1 p.m., the time of services. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 225 E. Exchange St., Akron, Ohio 44302. 

CASS RINKACS
Cass Rinkacs, 64, of North Huntingdon, died Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, at her home. She was born Jan. 3, 1935, in Philadelphia, a daughter of the late William and Mary McDougall. She was formerly employed as a clerk by Flex Medco RX. Cass was a member of St. Stephens Byzantine Catholic Church, North Huntingdon, and the Ladies Guild, Markvue Manor Women's Club, was a volunteer for Norwin Public Library, and was voted Mother of the Year in the Irwin area in the 1980s. She is survived by her husband, Denis J. Rinkacs; five sons, William J. of Apollo, Denis J. of Pittsburgh, John S. of North Attleborough, Mass., Thomas J. of White Oak, and David E. of Orlando, Fla.; a daughter, Christine Liner of North Augusta, S.C.; a sister, Patricia McLaughlin of Philadelphia; and six grandchildren, C.J., Wynonna, Sammy, Paul, Jacob, and Maddie. Friends will be received at the SHIRLEY-KUKICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Clay Pike, Circleville, North Huntingdon, Sunday and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Liturgy will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Stephens Church, followed by interment in the New St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Norwin Public Library, 299 Third St., Irwin, PA 15642, or to the American Cancer Society, 241 Fourth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222. 

ANNA C. BABICK SMAIL
Anna C. Babick Smail, 82, of Mt. Pleasant RD6, died Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Dec. 16, 1916, in Jessup, Pa. (Crabtree), a daughter of the late Steve and Elizabeth Onnefrey Babick. She was a member of St. Florian Catholic Church, United. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Smail, in 1981; an infant son; a granddaughter, Pamela Hoadwonic; a grandson, James Tomich; a sister, Mary Bania; a brother, Steve Babick; and a brother-in-law, Joseph Smail. Surviving are the following children, Anna Marie Tomich and her husband, Charles, of Mt. Pleasant RD1 (Norvelt), Louise Hoadwonic and her husband, Nick, of Ruffsdale RD2, Thomas Smail and his wife, Mary, of Mt. Pleasant RD6, and Sam Smail and his wife, Wanda, of Mt. Pleasant RD6; eight grandchildren, Cynthia Bosnic and her husband, Brian, Tami Tomich, Nick Hoadwonic and his wife, Debbie, Donna Carney and her husband, Ron, Thomas ``T.J.'' Smail, Sam, Josh, and Jack Smail; seven great-grandchildren, Zachary and Jacob Tomich, Louisa and Terry Carney, Billie and B.J. Hoadwonic, and Dante Bosnic; three sisters, Elizabeth Orischak of Southwest, Sophia Leyshock of Dunbar, and Pauline Oplinger of Southwest; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, Norvelt, Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home Monday at 11 a.m., followed by her Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. in the St. Florian Catholic Church, United, with the Rev. John M. Foriska as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Florian Cemetery, Trauger. A wake service will be held in the funeral home Sunday at 7 p.m. Sandra L. Hoffer, funeral director. 

HAROLD E. THOMAS Harold E. ``Tony'' Thomas, 72, of Conemaugh Township, died Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, in Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born April 16, 1927, in Cleveland, Ohio, a son of the late Bruno and Gwen Smith Thomas. He lived in the Clarksburg and Saltsburg areas all his life. He was the owner and operator of Thomas's Sunoco Service Station, Clarksburg, Pa., and retired in 1990. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army in World War II. He was a member of the American Legion, Saltsburg, and the Woodmen of the World. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Albert and Carl Thomas. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ann G. Matusin Thomas; a son, Larry E. Thomas of Avonmore; two sisters, Lee Askins of Slickville and Lucille Waugaman of Conemaugh Township; and three grandchildren. Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the CURRAN FUNERAL HOME, 701 Salt St., Saltsburg, where services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. with Father James Gaston officiating. Interment St. Matthew Roman Catholic Cemetery, Saltsburg. 


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