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CLARA S. (BYTHEWAY) AIRGOOD 
Clara S. (Bytheway) Airgood, 86, of Pitcairn, on Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999. Wife of the late Roy W. ``Piney'' Airgood; mother of Clara (husband, John) Thomas of Texas, Hazel (husband, Andy) Powanda of North Huntingdon, June (husband, Bill) Schade of Pitcairn, William (wife, Dolly) Airgood of North Huntingdon, Thomas (wife, Mary Joyce) Airgood of Penn Hills, and the late LeRoy Eugene Airgood; sister of Gertrude Kustra of McKeesport, Rose Zello of Greensburg and the late Margaret Tatters, Sara Tatters, John, Ed and William Bytheway. Also 27 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Friends received Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the WILLIAM O. PEARCE FUNERAL HOME INC., 318 Wall Ave., Pitcairn. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 175 McMichael Road, Carnegie, Thursday at 11 a.m. 

ROSEANN G. (HENSBERGER) ANDRIECHACK
Roseann G. (Hensberger) Andriechack, 75, of Yukon, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, at Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Jan. 27, 1924, in Yukon, a daughter of the late Andrew Sr. and Rose (Pastor) Hensberger. Mrs. Andriechack was a homemaker. Her memberships included Seven Dolors Roman Catholic Church, Yukon, and the Seven Dolors Christian Mothers. Mrs. Andriechack, ``Roseann,'' is survived by her husband of 51 years, John Andriechack; a son, Gerard J. and his wife, Cindy, of Yukon; a granddaughter, Jennifer Rae; and a brother, Andrew R. ``Junior'' Hensberger Jr. of Yukon. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Herminie, Tuesday from 7 to 9 and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in Seven Dolors R.C. Church, Yukon, with Father Thomas W. Rogers as celebrant. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery. The Seven Dolors Christian Mothers will meet at the funeral home Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. The Andriechack family is accepting flowers, and also suggests memorials to the Seven Dolors R.C. Church, Center Street, Yukon, PA 15698.

THOMAS W. BOWERS 
Thomas W. Bowers, 72, of Greensburg, formerly of Altoona and Smithton, died Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, in the Weatherwood Manor in Greensburg, after an extended illness. He was born in Lowber, June 12, 1927, and was a son of the late Leonard and Olive Gertrude Ridenour Bowers. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and later in the Naval Reserve Units. He had attended the Methodist Church in Lowber during his youth. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion, and was a well-known barber in the Altoona area. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his four brothers, David, Leonard, Clyde, and Kenneth. He is survived by his daughter, Susan E. Bowers of Hollidaysburg; two sons, Thomas W. Jr. and Ricky A. Bowers of Altoona; his granddaughter, Maria; and a great-grandchild, Noah Tomas Bowers. There will be no public viewing. A private service will be held at a later date. The family requests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society. KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME of Greensburg in charge of the arrangements. 

MARGARET A. CALLAGHAN 
Margaret A. Callaghan, 93, of Allison Park, formerly of Latrobe, died Monday, Nov. 15, 1999, at her home. She was born Nov. 14, 1906, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late William L. and Mary Josephine Swartz Gilligan. She was a former member of Holy Family Church and St. Vincent Basilica, Latrobe. She was a graduate of Latrobe High School, class of 1926, and graduated in 1930 from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, Pittsburgh. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Callaghan; a daughter, Carol C. Callaghan; two grandsons, Robert C. Frisky Jr. and Patrick Ondriezak; five brothers, William Louis, John, Robert, Thomas, and Charles Gilligan; and two sisters, Caroline Mock and Anna Mary McCommon. Survived by a son, William I. Callaghan and his wife, Ethel, of Painesville, Ohio; a daughter, Mary Ann Ondriezak of Allison Park, with whom she had made her home with for the past 10 years; a brother, James Gilligan of Monroeville; 16 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Vincent Basilica. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery, Unity Township. 

GEORGE R. CHOPP 
George R. ``Sarge'' Chopp, 80, of Sutersville, died Monday, Nov. 15, 1999, at Jefferson Hospital, Jefferson Borough, after a brief illness. He was born April 7, 1919, in Smithdale, a son of the late John and Barbara Lesso Chopp. He worked for Consol Coal for 44 years. He was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Sutersville, and the church's Holy Name Society. He was a decorated U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was also a 50-year member of the VFW #7812, West Newton. Beloved husband for 51 years of Helen (Klus) Chopp. He was the loving father of four children, Carolyn Reilly and Constance Chopp, both of Philadelphia, George Chopp Jr. of Houston, Texas, and Diane Kriss of Uniontown. Also, two grandchildren, Johanna Helen and Zachary George Reilly; two sisters, Helen Kezmoh of Arizona and Evelyn Chopp of Sutersville; a brother, Andrew Chopp of Sutersville; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., West Newton, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Sutersville, with the Rev. James D. Vasil as celebrant. Interment with full military honors will be in West Newton Cemetery. Parish rosary will be recited Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. 

MARIAN FRANCIS HUGHES 
Marian Francis Hughes, 78, of Williamsburg, Va., died at her home on Monday, Nov. 15, 1999. Marian is survived by her husband of 56 years, James Edward Hughes; her children, James E. Hughes III of Vienna, Va., Susan Gilligan of Williamsburg, Va., Marcia Moran of Naples, Fla., and Mimi Hughes of Salem, Mass.; a sister, Evelyn Price of Falls Church, Va.; a sister-in-law, Virginia Ann Hughes of Gaithersburg, Md.; grandchildren, Jane Audet of Connecticut, John Moran of Naples, Fla., Matthew Gilligan of Williamsburg, Va., and Laurel Moran of Naples Fla.; and a great-granddaughter, Lainey Audet. Services and interment will be private. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions in Marian's memory be made to the Williamsburg Community Hospice, Attn: Cookie James, 1100 Professional Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185. Arrangements by the NELSEN FUNERAL HOME, Williamsburg, VA 23188. 

GEORGE E. MORLET JR. 
George E. Morlet Jr., 74, of Blairsville RD4, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, at his home. He was born Dec. 2, 1924, in New Eagle, a son of the late George Sr. and Gladys (Smith) Morlet. He was a member of United Methodist Church, New Alexandria. He was retired from Blairsville-Westinghouse. Survived by a daughter, Mrs. Clifford P. (Donna) Wissinger; a grandson, Clifford L. Wissinger; and a granddaughter, Christina Wissinger, all of Blairsville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice (Edsall) Morlet, in November of 1998. Friends will be received at the JAMES F. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, Blairsville, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service will be held in the funeral home Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Hezekiah U. Foster officiating. Interment Blairsville Cemetery. 

JOHN C. NELSON SR. 
John C. Nelson Sr., 68, of Mt. Pleasant, died Monday, Nov. 15, 1999, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Dec. 12, 1930, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late Ralph M. and Elizabeth Copley Nelson. He was a member of St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, and had attended the St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church, Chestnut Ridge. He was a graduate of Ramsay High School with the class of 1948. He was a veteran, having served in Italy with the U.S. Army. He had been employed for 44 years by Bell Telephone, prior to his retirement. He was a member of the American Legion Post 446, where he held several offices, and lately served on the executive committee. He was also a life member of the Hecla Sportsmen's Club and the Mt. Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department, and was a member of the Perryopolis Sons of Italy and the Elks Lodge 868, Mt. Pleasant. He was a founding member of the local St. Vincent DePaul Society. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Esther Wisnasky Nelson; a son, John C. Nelson Jr. and wife, Karen, of Mt. Pleasant; a daughter, Janet E. Armor and husband, Dr. David W., of Greensburg; five grandchildren, David Armor Jr., Andrew Armor, Hannah Armor, Fallon Nelson, and Garrett Nelson; a brother, Robert Nelson and wife, Mary Agnes, of Greensburg; and several nieces and a nephew. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Stella Ryan and Marjory Gricheck. Friends will be received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Boniface R.C. Church, Chestnut Ridge, Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Simon J. Toth, O.S.B., as celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. Pius X Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant, with military rites accorded by the members of the American Legion Post 446. A wake service will be held in the funeral home Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. 

ALLAN GLENN SANDMEYER 
Allan Glenn Sandmeyer, 55, of Elizabeth Township, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, in UPMC Shadyside. He was born March 13, 1944, in Greenock, and was a son of the late Edwin P. and Margaret Ginter Sandmeyer. He worked for Mechanical Engineering Operations (formerly Westinghouse), and was a U.S. Army veteran during the Vietnam conflict. He was a member of VFW Post 781, Irwin, and the Buena Vista Fire Co. He is survived by his wife, Janet Waldbaum Sandmeyer; a son, Allan Sandmeyer of Liberty Borough; sisters, Shirley Gilbert of Elizabeth Township and Linda Krznaric of North Huntingdon; a brother, Richard ``Pete'' Sandmeyer of West Newton; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Friends are welcome Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the DREW J. GILBERT FUNERAL HOME INC., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Service will be in the funeral home chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jack Kelly officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. 

PAUL F. SPARROW 
Paul F. Sparrow, of the South Hills, on Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999. Husband of the late Frances M. Sparrow. Father of Paul A. and David B. Sparrow. Grandfather of Jason Sparrow and Lauren McCallum. Great-grandfather of Connor McCallum. Services and interment private. Arrangements by LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, Pittsburgh. 

LEAH MARRIOTT STATHERS 
Leah Marriott Stathers, 66, of Fayette City, on Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999. Beloved wife of James E. Stathers of Fayette City; mother of Mark A. Stathers of Pittsburgh; grandmother of Brittany Lynn Stathers of Cecil Township; and sister of Thomas Marriott of Pittsburgh and James Marriott of Charleroi. Friends will be received Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the ELEY-McCRORY FUNERAL HOME, Main Street, Fayette City, where services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. Interment in LaFayette Memorial Park, Briar Hill. 

EDWARD R. BRINER 
Edward R. Briner, D.M.D., age 73, died at Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg, on Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999. A son of Clarence and Ada Polchinski Briner. He was born in Kecksburg on Sept. 19, 1926. After attending public school in Mt. Pleasant Township, he attended St. Vincent College, and was then graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dentistry in 1952. During World War II he served in the Philippines with the Army Medical Corps. He was a member of the Acme United Methodist Church. Also, he was a member of the Marion Lodge #562 of Scottdale, Valley of Pittsburgh Consistory and Syria Temple. He practiced dentistry in Norvelt for nine years, in Mt. Pleasant for 19 years, and Acme for 13 years, before retiring in 1994. Dr. Briner served on the Mt. Pleasant Township School Board during the era when the jointure with Mt. Pleasant Borough was taking place, and was board president when the present high school was built. He was very active in ham radio, being licensed as WA3TVG in 1974. For many years, he served as a director, treasurer, then president, and finally, for 21 years, as the newsletter editor for the Medical Amateur Radio Council, an organization of health professionals who are ham radio operators. In 1995, he was awarded a special achievement award at the Dayton Hamfest, the largest gathering of ham radio operators in the world. He was instrumental in the formation of a local ham club, the Laurel Highlands VHF Society. Dr. Briner made several trips to San Pedro Sula, Honduras, with the Flying Dentists to do philanthropic dentistry for the indigent people residing there. He was an enthusiastic computer operator, having gotten his first in 1977, and at his passing, had been an operator of eight different computers, upgrading each time a newer model was introduced. Surviving are his wife, Ruby Hoke Briner, to whom he was married 49 years; daughters, Pamela Yothers and her husband, Dr. Mark Yothers, Dr. Patricia Briner and her husband, Bruce Shaffer; grandchildren, Jonathan Yothers, Nathaniel Shaffer and Erin Shaffer; a sister, Martha Paunovich of Kecksburg; and a brother, Clarence H. Briner Jr. of Asheville, N.C. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Vivian Bish. Viewing from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, and from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, Norvelt, with services to be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with pastors Terry Trudgen and Paul Morris co-officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 444, Mt. Morris, IL 61054-0444. Entombment will follow in the Middle Presbyterian Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant. Military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post #446 of Mt. Pleasant. The Marion Lodge #562 held their service in the funeral home Monday at 7:30 p.m. Sandra L. Hoffer, funeral director. 

BUDDY BRYAN 
Buddy Bryan, 83, formerly of Irwin, a longtime resident of El Paso, Texas, died Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, in El Paso. He was born March 14, 1916, in Ford City, a son of the late Saad and Elizabeth (Aziz) Bryan. He was a self-employed businessman. Mr. Bryan was a member of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church and a member of the El Maida Shrine and Shidle Lodge #601 F&AM. He was a graduate of Ford City High School. He was a worker with Westinghouse Air Brake and a Las Cruces businessman, prior to retirement. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary (Beter) Bryan; a daughter, Barbara Whittenton and husband, Jesse, of Santa Teresa, N.M.; a son, Robert Bryan and wife, Eileen, of Morristown, N.J.; grandchildren, Kimberly Wilkie, Michelle Evans, and Cameron Bryan; a great-grandson, Robert J. Wilkie; former son-in-law, Charles Evans of El Paso, Texas; a brother, James Bryan of Dearborn, Mich.; a sister, Rose Krall of West Mifflin; several nieces and nephews, and cousins. Friends will be received at the VINCENT V. RODGERS FUNERAL HOME, 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with Trisagion services at 8 p.m. Service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Greensburg with Father John Nosal officiating. Interment Irwin Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions to St. Michael's Orthodox Church. 

FRANK A. CIPRA 
Frank A. Cipra, 81, of Irwin RD1 (Lowber Road), died Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, at his home. He was born June 17, 1918, in Hahntown, a son of the late Frank A. and Josephine (Zarobsky) Cipra. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a plumber and steam fitter, and was a member of the Plumber and Steam Fitters Union Local #354, with 50 years of service. He was also the owner and operator of the Cipra Dairy Farm, Sewickley Township, for 40 years. He was a World War II veteran, having served with the U.S. Navy Seabees. His memberships included: the Czechoslovakian Society of America and the American Legion, Hahntown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Gloria L. (Mosso) Cipra, in 1992; two sisters, Olga Brown and Mary Jane Johns; and two brothers, Alfred and Gordon Cipra. Mr. Cipra is survived by four daughters, Cheryl Iwinski and her husband, James, of Pahrump, Nev., Laurel Scott and her husband, Norbert, of Glen Burnie, Md., Denise Basara and her husband, Nicholas, of Herminie, and Kimberly Leone and her husband, Guy, of Greensburg; a son, Frank G. Cipra, at home; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Alvin Cipra of Irwin and Roland Cipra of New Smyrna Beach , Fla.; a sister, Erna Sensenich of Irwin; three nieces; and his special companion, ``Raven,'' a black Labrador Retriever, who rode along with Frank daily. Friends received at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Herminie, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with pastor Chuck Hildbold officiating. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park. 

GEORGE DRAGHI 
George Draghi, 62, of Export, on Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999. Born Feb. 4, 1937, in Export, a son of the late Antonio and Amelie Callauid Draghi. He was a member of the Italian American Club, Export. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Rose Peonoske. Surviving are a son, Michael of Greensburg; three brothers, Aldo of Slickville, Anthony and wife, Linda, of Delmont, and Eugene of Export; four sisters, Mary, and Yvonne Stimmell and husband, Sam, all of Export, Frances Mattie of Delmont, and Lorraine of Youngwood; and a grandson, Nicholas. Friends received at the EDWIN N. WOLFE FUNERAL HOME INC., Export, Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Church, Export, with the Rev. Dismas Young as celebrant. Interment Grandview Cemetery, Export. 

JAMES HARROLD ESSON 
A memorial service for James Harrold Esson, late of Las Vegas, Nev., will be held at the Heritage United Methodist Church, on the Diamond, Ligonier, Saturday, Nov. 20, at 2 p.m. 

ARTHUR J. GRANT 
Arthur J. Grant, 79, of Latrobe, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, at Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born in Bangor, Maine, Dec. 20, 1919, and graduated from the University of Maine in 1947. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Grant earned the Bronze Star medal for his action within the 10th Armored Division of the 3rd Army. Prior to his retirement, he was the manager of International Traffic and Distribution at Kennametal Inc. He lived for many years at Stony Acre in Rector, Pa., was an accomplished pianist, enthusiastic skier, and active in his church. Also known as ``Bud,'' he was well-known for his happy disposition, gentle manner and thick Maine accent. He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Kathleen; a son, Michael; a sister, Ann (Tornquist); and a brother, John. He is loved by, missed by, and survived by his sister, Adelaide; and five children: Sarah Crane and her husband, Charles, of Greenville, S.C., and their children, Aaron, Chara, Jonathan, and Benjamin; A.J. and his wife, Lynn, of DeKalb, Ill., and children Kyle, Katharine, and Alec; Therese ``Mimi'' Herman and her husband, Jim, and daughter, Annie; Timothy B. and his wife, Debbie, and his daughter, Carolyn; and McDonald ``Mac'' and his wife, Merriann, and their daughters, Alexandra and Marlee. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Ligonier, followed by interment in Jacksonville Cemetery, Jacksonville, Maine. Arrangements by the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Latrobe. 

JOSEPH A. KONCHAK 
Joseph A. Konchak, 74, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, in UPMC McKeesport. He was born April 5, 1925, in Wall, a son of the late Stephen and Mary Kralovic Konchak. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad/McKeesport Connecting Railroad as an electrician. He was a member of St. Stephen's Byzantine Catholic Church, North Huntingdon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Karasinski and Helen Bonczewski; and two brothers, George and John Konchak. He is survived by his wife, Adelaide Cervo Konchak; two daughters, Bernadette Alba of Winter Springs, Fla., and Elizabeth Campbell of North Huntingdon; three brothers, Anthony of Turtle Creek, Frank of Wall and Steve Konchak of North Huntingdon; four sisters, Sister Mary Sophia of Coraopolis, Mary Caso of Brooklyn, N.Y., Agnes Sigler of Elizabeth Township, and Margaret Olczewski of Avalon; and five grandchildren. Friends will be received at the SHIRLEY-KUKICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Clay Pike, Circleville, North Huntingdon, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Western PA, 555 Grant St., Suite 425, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. 

JOSEPH A. MALAGO 
Joseph A. Malago, 52, of Greensburg, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg. He was born Nov. 13, 1947, in Uniontown, a son of the late Albert E. Sr. and Agnes M. Brajdic Malago. He was retired from Hempfield Foundries. He was a member of St. Bruno Church and the American Legion Post 981 of South Greensburg. Survived by two children, Joseph Malago and Chrissy Malago, both of Greenville, S.C.; three brothers, Albert Malago Jr. and wife, Janet, of Manor, Ron Malago of Crabtree, and Richard Malago of Canfield, Ohio; a sister, Elizabeth ``Dolly'' Baca and husband, Santo, of Crabtree; a special friend, Sandy Rangler of Jeannette; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held in the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME, 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, (724) 837-0020, www.pantalone.com, Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Father Blane Resko, O.S.B., officiating. Interment will follow in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery, Greensburg. The family requests no flowers. Natale N. Pantalone, funeral director. 

CORA ADA ROSS 
Cora Ada Ross, 96, of Derry, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, in Loyalhanna Care Center. She was born Oct. 27, 1903, in Robinson, a daughter of the late John F. and Ollie Viola Bowers Moore. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Derry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis N. Ross Sr. on June 29, 1960; two brothers, Wilbert and Everett Moore; and two sisters, Clara Hall and Viola Goffner. She is survived by two sons, Paul F. and his wife Jean Ross of Whispering Pines, North Carolina, and Lewis N. and his wife Ann Ross of Mentor, Ohio; a brother, Roy S. Moore of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and a sister, Mary Yeager of Latrobe; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the McCABE FUNERAL HOME, 300 W. Third Ave., Derry, where services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David D. Wilson Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Coles Cemetery, Derry. 

NICK SPINO 
Nick Spino, 77, of Greensburg, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, at home. He was born May 6, 1922, in Greensburg, a son of the late Angelo Spino and Philimeno Fortana Spino Pardi. He was retired from the Elliott Co. with over 35 years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army; a member of the Moose, VFW Post 33 and American Legion Post 981. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Trout Spino; his stepfather, Justin Pardi; two sons, John and Thomas Poole; and three brothers, John, Ralph, and Matthew Spino. Survived by a daughter, Judy Stalnaker of Greensburg; a son, Donald Poole; two sisters, Elizabeth Felice of Burlington, N.J., and Victoria Spino of Greensburg; a brother, Justin Pardi and wife, Rose, of Latrobe; 12 grandchildren, David, Thomas, Becky, Shelly and Cassandra Poole, Brenda Rekouche, Robert ``Willie'', Tim, and Joe Williams, Nikki Hughes, Chris Johnson, and Donna Stairs, and their families; nine great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Peggy Spino of Ohio; several nieces and nephews; and his faithful dog, Corkey and cat, Purr Purr. Relatives and friends received at the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME, 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, (724) 837-0020, www.pantalone.com, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home Wednesday at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Church, Greensburg. Interment will follow in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery. He was a great man who thought more of his family than himself and who will be sadly missed by all. Natale N. Pantalone, funeral director. 

FATHER EDWARD C. TAJC 
Father Edward C. Tajc, 72, a retired priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg, died Friday, Nov. 12, 1999, in the St. Anne Home, Greensburg. Friends were received Sunday and Monday at the HAKY FUNERAL HOMES INC., 139 W. Fayette St., Uniontown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, Uniontown, with Greensburg Bishop Anthony G. Bosco as main celebrant. Interment St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Brookvale, where military honors will be accorded by Amvets Post 103 of Hopwood. Father Tajc will be remembered by his family as a humble, caring pastor with a special gift of listening and making each member of his congregation feel important. He was a ``regular guy'' who helped bring the people of Fayette and Armstrong counties closer to God. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Sisters of Mary Immaculate, St. Joseph's Center, 2900 Seminary Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601. 

DANIEL JOSEPH TERES 
Daniel Joseph Teres, 50, of Smithton (South Huntingdon Township), died suddenly Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at his home. He was born Sept. 20, 1949, in McKeesport, a son of the late Donald and Josephine Stih Teres. Along with his wife, he was the owner of C&D Construction and Trucking Company. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served in the U.S. Army. Also, he was a member of the American Legion in Smithton and VFW Post 7812 in West Newton, and an avid race car fan. He is survived by his loving wife, Christine Anderson Teres; a daughter, Heather Teres Schmidt and her husband, Arnie, and a granddaughter, Courtney, of Greensburg; a daughter, Stacy Lynn Teres of Virginia; a brother, David John Teres and his wife, Elsa, of Saltsburg; a sister, Deborah Jo DeClaudio and her husband, Brian, of Sutersville; and numerous aunts and uncles, and nieces and nephews. Friends received at the RICHARD F. DODSON FUNERAL HOME, 213 Main St., West Newton, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held in the funeral home Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. William Sukolsky officiating. Interment will follow in the West Newton Cemetery. 

AGNES M. (KOTO) VRABEL 
Agnes M. (Koto) Vrabel, 81, of Munhall, on Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999. Wife of John; mother of Dennis of Munhall and Gerard ``Jerry'' of Pittsburgh; sister of Ann Mandzak of Whitaker and Joseph Koto of Pittsburgh, and the late Mary Kushner, Helen Florian, Betty Zapf, and John and Mickey Koto. Friends received at the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall, Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Liturgy Wednesday at 9 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Byzantine Cathedral, Munhall.


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