|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
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,
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
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,
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
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, 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
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,