|PAUL R. BRIDGE JR.
Paul R. Bridge Jr., 69, of Ligonier, died Thursday,
Nov. 18, 1999, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Feb.
19, 1930, in Latrobe, a son of the late Paul R. Sr. and Anna Washnock Bridge.
He also was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, Ronald, and John
Bridge. He is survived by his wife, Betty Harshell Bridge; two sons, Paul
III and his wife, Debbie, and David and Linda, all of Ligonier; three grandchildren,
Mark, Jolene, and Amanda Bridge; a great-granddaughter, his little angel,
Courtney; two sisters, Merda Mae Blough and Ann Hensley of Virginia; and
a brother, James Bridge and his wife, Sue, of Latrobe. There will be no
public visitation or services. Interment will be in Unity Cemetery, Latrobe.
The family requests no floral tributes but anyone wishing may make a memorial
contribution to the East Fork Sportsmen's Club, RD1, Austin, PA 16720.
Arrangements by SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC. & CREMATORY, Ligonier.
EDWARD J. CARSON
Edward J. Carson, of Brentwood, on Wednesday,
Nov. 17, 1999. Husband of Grace Tarker Carson. Father of Sandy Dalzell,
Maureen Westwood, Judy, Jeff and the late Steve Carson. Grandfather of
Kelly, Amanda, Michael, Jason, Melissa, Ryan and Sean. Brother of Cliff
Carson, Mary McNaughton, Dolly Harmon and the late Bud and Bert Carson.
Friends received at the CIESLAK & TATKO FUNERAL HOME INC., 2935 Brownsville
Road, Brentwood, Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral
prayer Monday at 10:15 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Sylvester Church
at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pittsburgh
Vision Services, 311 Station St., Bridgeville, PA 15017.
HOLLY L. CATALDO
Holly L. Cataldo, 25, of Greensburg, died Thursday,
Nov. 18, 1999, in West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh, after a courageous battle
with aplastic anemia. She was born Dec. 19, 1973, in Greensburg, a daughter
of Joseph and Carol Highlands Cataldo of Greensburg. A graduate of Westmoreland
County Community College with an Associate Degree, she was employed by
Westmoreland Regional Hospital and was a member of Greensburg Alliance
Church. Her paternal grandfather, Carmine Neil Cataldo, preceded her in
death. In addition to her parents, she is survived by the love of her life,
Brad Musgrove of Penn; a brother, Joseph Cataldo Jr. and his wife, Carla,
of Greensburg; a sister, Christina Beranek and her husband, David, of Belle
Vernon; her paternal grandmother, Ruth I. Cataldo of Greensburg; her maternal
grandparents, John W. and Mayme Amour of Jeannette; a niece and three nephews,
Anthony and Jordan Cataldo, and Mikayla and Jonathon Beranek; and several
aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends will be received in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO
FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette, Saturday and Sunday from
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m.
in the Greensburg Alliance Church, Route 136, Greensburg, with the Rev.
Dr. D. Roy Dail officiating. EVERYONE PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO CHURCH. Interment
will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Aplastic Anemia Foundation of America,
P.O. Box 613, Annapolis, MD 21404-0613.
GEORGE A. COULTER
George A. Coulter, 81, of Fleetville, Pa., and
previous longtime resident of Latrobe, was stricken by a sudden illness
on Monday, Nov. 15, 1999, and succumbed the following day at Community
Medical Center in Scranton. He was the husband of Lydia Ann Coulter, with
whom he celebrated 60 years of marriage on June 24. Born in 1918 at Pitcairn,
near Pittsburgh, to the late Paul J. and Margaret M. Coulter, he graduated
from Wilkinsburg High School in 1936. He then embarked on what was to be
a 50-year career as a printer. He began his career as a linotype operator
at the Latrobe Bulletin. Except for an interruption to serve with the 10th
Mountain Division in Italy during World War II, he continued working there
through the 1950s and into the 1960s. He served the Latrobe community in
several roles, faithfully answering fire alarms as a volunteer fireman
and serving as a prominent layman of the Latrobe Methodist Church. At the
church he served as a Sunday school teacher, an intermediate youth group
leader and as an usher. In 1966, he and his wife each made career decisions
that brought them to northeastern Pennsylvania. In the town of Fleetville,
some 15 miles north of Scranton, they bought a home in a pine forest at
the edge of Baylor's Lake. He continued working as a printer, now with
the Wilkes-Barre firm of Llewellyn & McKane where he was instrumental
in the early years of that company's transition to computerized printing
operations. Even before his retirement from printing in 1987, he partnered
with his wife in serving many communities. He was a founding member of
The Baylor's Land Corp., (an organization to preserve land values and water
quality), a long-serving officer in the association that oversees the Baylor's
Lake community of nearly 100 families, and a dedicated and steadfast supporter
of the Lacawac Foundation, where over the years his services in many volunteer
capacities helped further Lacawac's goals of preserving acres of forests
and lakes. Preceded in death by his brother, Clyde, he is survived by his
wife and his children, George R. Coulter of Narberth, Pa., and Cynthia
A. Marcinik of Latrobe; and by two grandchildren, Dinah Marcinik of Pittsburgh
and Jonathan Marcinik of Shady Side, Md. On Saturday, Nov. 20, friends
will gather at 2 p.m. at the Factoryville Methodist Church to join in a
memorial service. On Friday from 7 to 9 p.m., friends are invited to call
on the family at their residence on Pinewoods Road at Baylor's Lake in
Fleetville. Memorial contributions may be made to The Lacawac Foundation,
RR1, Box 518, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Messages sent to GeorgeACoulter<\@>compuserve.com
will be received by the family.
JEAN (JANET) L. CROWE
Jean (Janet) L. Crowe, 78, of Greensburg, died
Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, at her home. She was born Aug. 11, 1921, in Greensburg,
a daughter of the late Clyde and Lillie Shrader Lute. She was a member
of the First United Methodist Church of Greensburg. Jean was an avid bridge
player and enjoyed golfing at the Hannastown Country Club. In addition
to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Richard L. ``Dick''
Crowe, earlier this year. She is survived by a daughter, Beverly C. Ellis
and her husband, Al, of Manassas, Va.; a son, Richard L. Crowe II of West
Palm Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren, Christopher A. Ellis and his wife,
Amy, of Bristow, Va., Lori Diehl and her husband, Dale, of Manassas, Va.,
Jeffrey and Jennifer Crowe of Moundsville, W.Va.; and a great-granddaughter,
Alexandria Diehl. Friends will be received at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME,
505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services
will be held in the funeral home Monday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Robert
C. Wilson officiating. Entombment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial
Park, Delmont. Should friends desire, memorials may be placed with Westmoreland
Hospice, 532 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg.
SCHURVYL MAE (SPENCER) DOYLE
Schurvyl Mae (Spencer) Doyle, 93, of 2593 Cunningham
Road, Salem, Ohio, died at 5 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, at the home
of her daughter, Christina Marie Texter, following a brief illness. She
was preceded in death on Dec. 6, 1962, by her husband, Harvey Elden Doyle
Jr., whom she married Feb. 15, 1930. She is survived by two daughters,
Ruth Elaine Nennig of Salem, Ohio, and Mrs. David (Christina Marie) Texter
of Salem, Ohio; two foster daughters, whom she raised as her own, Mrs.
William (Carolyn) Smith of Las Vegas, Nev., and Mrs. Robert (Linda) Spencer
of East Palestine, Ohio; two sons, Albert Allen Doyle of Sacramento, Calif.,
and Mr. Harvey Elden Doyle III and his wife, Nancy, of Blairsville; a sister,
Anna Grove of Damascus, Ohio; 21 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Phillips Christian Church in
Salem, Ohio, with the Rev. Robert Laughlin officiating. Burial will be
at Grandview Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. at the ARBAUGH-PEARCE-GREENISEN FUNERAL HOME, 1617 E. State St.,
Salem, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Phillips Christian
Church, 35459 Salem Grange Road, Salem, OH 44460.
FRANK A. FOLINO
Frank A. Folino, 69, of Monroeville, formerly
of Pitcairn, on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999. Husband of Malfalda A. (Scalese)
Folino; father of Maria A. Folino and her friend, Todd Joseph Knight, and
Louisa Folino; and brother of Angelina Scalese. Friends received Saturday
and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the WM. O. PEARCE FUNERAL HOME
INC., 318 Wall Ave., Pitcairn. Mass of Christian Burial St. Michael Church
Monday at 10 a.m.
MARIE JOHANNA HOWELL
Marie Johanna Howell, 85, of North Huntingdon,
died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, in Forbes Regional Health Center, Monroeville.
She was born April 30, 1914, in Frankfurt, Germany, a daughter of the late
Wilhelm and Bertha Klapper. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as
a teacher/translator at various educational institutions, including the
German Institution, Seton Hill College, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg,
Norwin High School, WCCC, and U.S. Naval Forces in Germany. She was a member
of the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, North Huntingdon, AARP 3221, and
Friends of the Library, Irwin. She is survived by her beloved husband of
51 years, Burton Bryson Howell; her daughter, Christina Sloboda of Greensburg;
son-in-law, Robert Sloboda; and grandchildren, Nicole and Matthew Sloboda,
who dearly loved her. There will be no public visitation. A memorial service
will be held Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 11 a.m. in the Lutheran Church of Our
Savior with Pastor Mark Fischer officiating. Interment will be in Penn-Lincoln
Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
Animal Friends or Adopt-A-Pet, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. SHIRLEY-KUKICH
FUNERAL HOME INC., North Huntingdon, in charge of arrangements.
PATRICIA R. MANCINELLI
Patricia R. Mancinelli, 45, of McCandless, died
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, in ManorCare, Ross Township. Born Feb. 28, 1954,
in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of Annamae Novak Jazbinsek of Shaler
Township and the late John L. Jazbinsek Sr., who died July 12, 1982. She
was a member of St. Teresa of Avila Church, Ross Township, and the Christian
Mothers. She was employed as a sales clerk by J.C. Penney Co. and also
had worked as a clerk at Automotive Systems Warehouse in Hampton Township.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by two sons, Leonard A. and
Daniel A. Mancinelli, both at home; two sisters, Lois A. Bonura of Pleasant
Hills and Christine M. Leight of Shaler Township; five brothers, John L.
Jazbinsek Jr. of Shaler Township, Richard D. Jazbinsek of Ross Township,
Robert S., Kenneth J. and Timothy P. Jazbinsek, all of Shaler Township;
her mother-in-law, Angeline Colaizzi Mancinelli of Greensburg; and two
sisters-in-law, Linda Mancinelli of Shaler Township and Letitia D'Amico
of Greensburg. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by
her husband, Leonard T. Mancinelli, on March 3, 1996; and her father-in-law,
Leonard A. Mancinelli. Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 9 p.m.
in the H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC., 1032 Perry Highway, Ross Township.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Teresa of
Avila Church, Ross Township, with Father Ted Maida as celebrant. Burial
will be in Mt. Royal Cemetery, Shaler Township. The Christian Mothers will
recite the rosary Friday at 3:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions
may be made to: Mancinelli Family Fund, c/o Fidelity Bank, 1009 Perry Highway,
Pittsburgh, PA 15237.
MARIO J. MASSETTO
Mario J. Massetto, 84, of Kepple Hill, Parks Township,
died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, at the Cedars of Monroeville, where he was
a patient for three weeks. He was born Oct. 25, 1915, in Wilpen, a son
of Peter and Louisa Carletto Massetto. Mario was a member of St. Gertrude's
Roman Catholic Church and was a graduate of Vandergrift High School, Class
of 1935. Mario lived in Vandergrift for the past 50 years. Mario worked
for Brock before starting the Massetto Livery Service, which he retired
from in 1970. Mario grew up as a farmer and was an avid gardener up until
his death. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Theresa Troiano
Massetto, in 1986; and a brother, Jesse J. Massetto. He is survived by
his wife, Arlene Fairman Massetto; a son, Peter M. Massetto and his wife,
Karen Silvis Massetto, of Freeport; two daughters, Mary Louise Kaminski
and Madalyn Caperell, both of North Huntingdon; four grandchildren, Lance
J. Massetto of Irwin, Jeffri A. Kaminski of Washington, D.C., Kerry Caperell
of North Huntingdon, and Christy L. Kaminski-Donofrio of Greensburg; two
great-grandsons, Anthony J. Massetto and Adam J. Donofrio; and five stepchildren.
Friends will be received at the BRADY-CURRAN FUNERAL HOME INC., 429 Franklin
Ave., Vandergrift, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will
be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Gertrude's R.C. Church. Interment
Riverview Cemetery, Apollo, Armstrong County. Family requests, memorial
contributions be made to St. Gertrude's R.C. Church, Franklin Avenue, Vandergrift,
VINCENT W. McGOWAN
Vincent W. McGowan, 83, of Plum, on Thursday,
Nov. 18, 1999. Beloved husband of Mildred A. (Pivik). Dear father of Dennis
V. McGowan and Patricia A. Nusz. Grandfather of Nicholas Apollo. Brother
of Margaret Lee and the late Jean Kunetka and James F. McGowan. Friends
may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at MAURICE L. KNEE LTD. FUNERAL
HOME, 7663 Saltsburg Road (across from S&T Bank) in Plum. Mass of Christian
Burial Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.
FRANK J. SABATINE
Frank J. ``Pie'' Sabatine, 87, of Greensburg,
died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, at his home. He was born July 15, 1912, in
Greensburg, a son of the late John and Addolorato Germano Sabatine. Prior
to retirement, he had been the owner and operator of Sabatine's Tire Mart.
He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Greensburg; a U.S.
Air Force veteran of World War II, serving as an airplane mechanic; a member
of the Hilltop Social Club; Hilltop Bowling League; the Monday Senior Citizens
Bowling League; and a former member of the AMVETS Post #88, Greensburg.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers,
infant Frank, James, Anthony ``Gabe,'' Thomas, and August Sabatine; and
a sister, Mary Ann Sabatino. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Florence
M. Damico Sabatine; and his children, Joan and her husband, Joseph Zahorchak,
of Greensburg, Frank J. and his wife, Elizabeth Sabatine, of Muncie, Ind.,
Natalie Sabatine of Pittsburgh, and Richard P. and his wife, Janice Sabatine,
of Cranberry Township; seven grandchildren, Mark and his wife, Jessica
Zahorchak, Michael Zahorchak, Catherine Sabatine, Julia Sabatine, Teresa
Sabatine, Vincent Sabatine, and Elaina Sabatine; two brothers, Mike and
his wife, Ginger Sabatine, of Auburn, Wash., and Joseph ``Jots'' and his
wife, Antoinette Sabatine, of Greensburg; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at the BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at
Green streets, Greensburg, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 3
to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home
Monday at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 11
a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Greensburg. Interment with military
honors provided by the VFW Post #33 Honor Guard will follow in the Greensburg
Catholic Cemetery, Hempfield Township. Family suggests memorial contributions
to Our Lady of Grace Building Fund, 1001 Mt. Pleasant Road, Greensburg,
PA 15601, or the Westmoreland Hospice, 532 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg,
LEONARD C. SABATINE
Leonard C. Sabatine, 87, of Greensburg, died Monday,
Nov. 15, 1999, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born
Aug. 20, 1912, in Sicily, Italy, a son of the late Charles and Jane Campo
Sabatine. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Church. Prior to retirement,
he had been employed by Walworth Valve Co. He was also a member of the
A.M.S. Club of South Greensburg, the A&B Club of Youngwood, Knights
of Columbus Council 1480 and the Hilltop Social Club, where he bowled,
both of Greensburg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death
by his wife, Mary Crimbly Sabatine; a sister, Mary Nicolai; and two brothers,
Sam and Phillip Vitello. He is survived by a daughter, Jacqueline Dudash
and husband, Albert, of Grosse Ile, Mich.; four grandchildren, Albert J.
Dudash Jr., Mary Beth Nelson, Kristen Shankster and Gregg C. Dudash; five
great-grandchildren; a sister, Gertrude DeAngelo of Florida; and several
nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends will be received at the CLEMENT
L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME, 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, (724) 837-0020,
www.pantalone.com, Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service
will be held in the funeral home Monday 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 the Greensburg Catholic Cemetery. Knights of Columbus
will hold services in the funeral home Sunday at 7 p.m. Natale N. Pantalone,
FLORA BELLE CORTESE BLACKBURN SHERBONDY
Flora Belle Cortese Blackburn Sherbondy, 86, of
Hempfield Towers in Hempfield Township, passed away Wednesday evening,
Nov. 17, 1999, at 7:21 p.m. in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg.
Flora was born in Perryopolis, Pa., Oct. 18, 1913, a daughter of the late
Thomas A. Cortese and Bessie Belle Borden Cortese Anderson. She was retired
from the cap department at the Anchor Hocking Cap Division in South Connellsville
with 27 years of service. She was also a former employee of U.S. Steel's
Christy Park Division Works. She was a member of the Church of the United
Brethren in Christ, a member of the GPPAW Union Local #107, and was honored
for her many years as a donor to the American Red Cross bloodmobile drives.
Flora is survived by her loving family, her son, Kenneth F. Blackburn and
his wife, Elva, of Alverton RD3; two granddaughters, Charlene Pluck of
Laurelville and Linda Costelnock and her husband, Jerome, of Mt. Pleasant;
four grandsons, Phey, Charles, Joseph, and John Wilson, all of the Uniontown
area; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Texey A. Eiford of Dawson; two
stepdaughters, Bonnie Rock of Greensburg and Darlene Sherbondy of Forest
Hills; and a niece, Pauline Smith and her husband, Donald, of Dover. In
addition to her parents, Flora was preceded in death by her first husband,
Joseph F. Blackburn in June 1955; her second husband, Hildridge S. ``Mick''
Sherbondy in June 1994; a daughter, Gladys Blackburn Wilson in November
1981; and two grandsons, David Wilson in 1982 and Joseph Alan Blackburn
in 1985. 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. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral services
will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev.
Dr. James P. Cordell officiating. Graveside committal services and interment
will follow in Scottdale Cemetery.
LARRY E. ANSELL
Larry E. Ansell, 53, of Normalville, died Wednesday,
Nov. 17, 1999, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville. Friends will be received
in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, Friday from
2 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the funeral
home with Pastor Joe Gray officiating. Interment will follow in the Scullton
LEONARD M. GRAFF
Leonard M. Graff, 80, of Latrobe, died Sunday,
Nov. 14, 1999, in Latrobe Area Hospital. Born March 29, 1919, in Canonsburg,
he was a son of the late Joseph John Sr. and Margaret Bonfanti Graff. He
retired from J&L Steel in Pittsburgh. He was a World War II veteran,
having served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist
Church, Latrobe, St. Vincent DePaul Society, Senior Citizens of St. John's,
and Latrobe Railroad Club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded
in death by his wife, Peggy Palmer Graff; five brothers, John, James, Stephen,
Samuel and Phillip Graff; and two sisters, Anna Granata and Mary Graff.
Surviving are his fiancee, Anne M. Koerbel, of Latrobe; a daughter, Mary
Eleanor Lukan, of Midway, Pa.; a brother, Thomas Graff, of West Chester,
Ill.; two sisters, Margaret ``Peggy'' Bell of Houston, Pa., and Freda Puccetti
of Toledo, Ohio; two grandchildren, Sean Lukan and Melissa Lukan, both
of Midway; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends were received Thursday
and will be received 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the JOHN J. LOPATICH
FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated
Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church with the Rev. Thomas
Lukac as celebrant. Interment in Unity Cemetery, Unity Township. Military
services will be held at 10:15 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home. In lieu
of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the St.
John Building Fund.
ROBERTA STERRETT KEPPLE
Roberta Sterrett Kepple, 79, of New Alexandria,
died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, in the Greensburg Nursing and Convalescent
Center. She was born July 9, 1920, in Hunker, the youngest child of the
late Robert Witmer and Sara Dugal Sterrett. After graduating from Greensburg
High School in 1937, she attended Indiana College. In 1942, she married
Lloyd S. Kepple, who died in 1993. Along with her parents and husband,
she also was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Abram and Charles
Sterrett, and a sister, Margaret Smith. A devoted mother, she is survived
by three daughters and sons-in-law, Kay and Ray Mitchell of Annapolis,
Md., Margaret and Richard Graham of New Alexandria, and Martha and Paul
Zanotto of Crystal Lake, Ill.; two grandsons, Kevin and Adam Graham; and
several nieces and nephews. Friends were received Thursday and will be
received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the P. DAVID NEWHOUSE FUNERAL
HOME, on the corner of Church and Washington streets in New Alexandria,
where services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Terry J.
Carnahan, pastor of the Community United Presbyterian Church, officiating.
Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, New Alexandria. The family has
requested that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the
New Alexandria Public Library.
Bruno ``Bazz'' Kmieciak, 86, of Everson, died
Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, at Integrated Health Service of Greater Pittsburgh,
Greensburg. Bazz's family received friends in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME
INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. A blessing service will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral
home, followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph
Roman Catholic Church, Everson, with the Rev. Joseph L. Sredzinski and
the Rev. Dennis A. Bogusz as concelebrants. Interment to follow in St.
Joseph R.C. Parish Cemetery, Everson. A parish wake service was held Thursday
at 8 p.m. in the funeral home.
RONALD H. McDOWELL
Ronald H. McDowell, 56, of Manor, died Wednesday,
Nov. 17, 1999, in West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Dec. 6, 1942,
in Greensburg, a son of Charles and Helen Davis McDowell of Manor. He was
employed as a mechanic for Beckwith Machine in Blawnox. He was a member
of the Penn Lutheran Church and the International Union #66 of Operating
Engineers. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 34
years, Lorena Raspotnik McDowell; two sons, Ronald S. and wife, Cheryl
McDowell, of North Huntingdon and James E. McDowell of Westmoreland City;
a daughter, Heather L. McDowell, of Pitcairn; a sister, Donna Nedley, of
Harrison City; and five grandchildren, Brian, Brent, Samantha, Megan, and
Kayli McDowell. Friends were received Thursday and will be received Friday
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JAMES E. LINDSAY FUNERAL HOME INC.,
Main Street, Harrison City. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11
a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Robert J. Marks officiating. Interment
will follow in Irwin Union Cemetery, Irwin.
PAUL E. PETENBRINK
Paul E. Petenbrink, 81, of North Grove Street,
Scottdale, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, in Countryside Rest Home, Mt. Pleasant.
Paul's family will receive friends in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC.,
417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Friday from 1 to 9 p.m. Funeral services
will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with his pastor, Bob
Chambers, officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park,
Pennsville. The family suggests memorials be made to the Scottdale Church
of Christ, in loving memory of Paul E. Petenbrink.
Helen Ritchey, 89, of Derry, died Wednesday, Nov.
17, 1999, at Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born May 31, 1910, in Duncansville,
Pa., a daughter of the late Daniel and Minnie Helsel Beegle. She was a
member of the First United Methodist Church of Derry, the Blairsville O.E.S.
Chapter #166, and had been a past worthy matron of the Derry Chapter O.E.S.
Also, she was a member of the Golden Circle Sunday school class and a charter
member of the Derry V.F.D. Ladies Auxiliary. Besides her parents, she was
preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence R. Ritchey, on June 26, 1987;
and a son, R. Daniel Ritchey. Survived by a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Beverly)
Cowan, of Derry; her daughter-in-law, Helen M. ``Toosie'' Ritchey, of Whitney;
a brother, Harold Beegle, of Duncansville; a sister, Violet Diehl, of Duncansville;
seven grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren;
and several nieces and nephews. Friends were received Thursday and will
be received Friday 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 Saturday at
11 a.m. with her pastor, the Rev. David D. Wilson Jr., officiating. Interment
will follow in Coles Cemetery, Derry. Blairsville O.E.S. Chapter #166 will
conduct services Friday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions
may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Derry or the Derry
ELAINE B. ROSS
Elaine B. Ross, 72, of Youngwood, died Tuesday,
Nov. 16, 1999, at Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born
April 20, 1927, in Youngwood, a daughter of the late Paul R. and Huldah
Overdorff Baker. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Youngwood,
and was a deacon and a former secretary of the church. She was a retired
court clerk for the Westmoreland Courthouse; and a member of Presbyterian
Women's Association of Youngwood, Order of Eastern Star #281 of Greensburg,
and the Hempfield Garden Club. She is survived by her husband of 49 years,
James W. Ross; a daughter, Diane Ross Buchman and husband, Richard, of
Greensburg; a son, James F. ``J.R.'' Ross and wife, Judy, of Greensburg;
two beloved granddaughters, Allison E. Ross and Jessica R. Buchman; a brother,
Charles Baker and wife, Rosemary, of Ruffsdale; and several nieces and
nephews. Friends were received Thursday at the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL
HOME INC., Youngwood, where services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with
the Rev. Dennis J. Hoffman officiating. Interment Westmoreland County Memorial
Park, Greensburg. An Eastern Star service also was held Thursday. Memorial
contributions to the First Presbyterian Church Capital Fund.
CHARLES W. SKERO JR.
Charles W. Skero Jr., 91, of East Vine Street,
Mt. Pleasant, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, in the Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant.
A blessing service will be held in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417
W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Friday at 9:15 a.m., followed by his Funeral
Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church,
Mt. Pleasant, with the Rev. Robert M. Washko as celebrant. Interment will
follow in Transfiguration R.C. Parish Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant.
GARY J. SOYKA
Gary J. ``Guffey'' Soyka, 43, of Sutersville,
died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, in Jeannette District Memorial Hospital, as
a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born March
7, 1956, in Greensburg, a son of John and Martha Foster Soyka of Sutersville.
He was a dog trainer and animal lover, a ``Jack of all trades and master
of most.'' He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and a 1975 graduate of Yough
High School. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a son, Jarett
Soyka-Laudadio of Jeannette; three brothers, John ``Jerry'' and wife, Barb,
of Miami Beach, Fla., Jeff of Atlanta, Ga., and Ricky and wife, Vickie,
of Monessen; and a sister, Cheryl Soyka Menser and husband, Greg, of Bovard.
Also several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins, many friends,
and a loving and caring dog, Mariah. He was preceded in death by his paternal
grandparents, John and Alice Soyka and maternal grandparents, John and
Maggie Foster. Friends were received Thursday and will be received Friday
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME
INC., West Newton, where a service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with
the Rev. Darrel Evans officiating. Interment West Newton Cemetery.