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|MARY DOROTHY (PLEVELICH) BALENOVICH
Mary Dorothy (Plevelich) Balenovich, 85, of Mt. Pleasant, formerly of South Greensburg and West Newton, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, in Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant. She was born Sept. 12, 1914, in Rices Landing, a daughter of the late Joseph and Suzanna Mayher Plevelich. She was a member of St. Bruno Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Balenovich; a sister, Anna Thomas; and six brothers, George, John, Thomas, Mike, George and Andrew Plevelich. She is survived by three sons, John Dennis Balenovich and wife, Philomena, of West Newton, Donald A. Balenovich of Greensburg and Robert J. Balenovich and wife, Libby, of Corbin, Ky. Loving grandmother of seven grandchildren, Denise Manley and husband, Michael, of Sutersville, Renea Oberdick and husband, Mark, of York, Diana Stangroom and husband, Michael, of Rostraver Township, James Balenovich of West Newton, John, Elizabeth and Emily Balenovich, all of Kentucky; and three great-granddaughters, Amanda and April Manley and Hunter Stangroom. She is also survived by a brother, Paul Plevelich and wife, Augie, of South Greensburg; two sisters, Patricia Havey of Herminie and Kathryn Vantorek of Mt. Pleasant; 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 Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 1 p.m. in St. Bruno Church, South Greensburg, with Father Blane Resko, O.S.B., as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Greensburg Catholic Cemetery. Natale N. Pantalone, funeral director.
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.
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.
Frank Giunipero, 86, of Washington Township, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, in AUH-Allegheny Valley in Natrona Heights. Born March 10, 1913, in Apollo, he was a son of the late Lawrence and Celestina Giunipero. He lived in the Apollo area all of his life and was a self-employed masonry contractor for 60 years. Notable projects were Apollo Elementary and North Washington Elementary School Buildings, Apollo Plaza, Apollo Post Office, Apollo Memorial Library, Murrysville Lutheran Church and Union Presbyterian Church, Washington Township. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Philippines, and was a master sergeant in the Army Corps of Engineers. He was a member of St. James Roman Catholic Church, Apollo, and Roaring Run Trail Association. He enjoyed gardening, bread making, hunting, fishing and wine making. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Pete and Cecil Giunipero; and a granddaughter, Abbi Mae Giunipero. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Tressa M. Bellis Giunipero; son and daughter-in-law, Larry C. and Jan Giunipero of Tallahassee, Fla.; daughter, Maryetta Giunipero of Washington Township; son and daughter-in-law, John and Mary Giunipero of Murrysville; a brother, Aldo Giunipero of Washington Township; and five grandchildren. Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 100 Owens View Drive, Apollo. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. James Roman Catholic Church, Apollo, with Father John T. Sweeney as celebrant. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Apollo. Memorial contributions may be made to Apollo Memorial Library, Pennsylvania Avenue, Apollo, PA 15613.
WILLIAM G. HOLSHUE
William G. Holshue, 85, of North Huntingdon, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, of stroke complications, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born May 20, 1914, in Bolivar, a son of the late William G. and Sara Hudson Holshue of Lisbon, Pa. Prior to his retirement in 1975, he was employed as a machinist by Westinghouse Electric, East Pittsburgh. Mr. Holshue held office in the North Huntingdon AARP and the McKeesport Coin Club. He was an active member of the Fort Allen Antique Farm Equipment Association and the Flexible Owners International Club. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Kathryn ``Kaddy'' Diamond Holshue, in 1995; and three brothers, John, Dale and James Holshue. He is survived by seven children, J.W. ``Bill'' Holshue and wife, Marianne, of Level Green, Patricia VanKirk and husband, Robert, of Davie, Fla., Sara ``Jeannie'' Poole and husband, William, of Youngwood, Robert Holshue and wife, Debra, of Ocala, Fla., Mary Margaret Brentzel and husband, Vincent, of Herminie, Barbara Huey Atwood and husband, Edward, of West Newton and Kathryn Burkhart and husband, David, of Cincinnati, Ohio; 23 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be no public visitation. A memorial service will be held Monday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m. at the SHIRLEY-KUKICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Clay Pike, Circleville, North Huntingdon, followed by a gathering of family and friends in the Shirley Family Country Estate Building directly behind the funeral home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Light of Life Ministries, Pittsburgh.
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.
ROSE M. JOYCE
Rose M. Joyce, 87, of Ebensburg, Pa., formerly of Greensburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, in Lee General Hospital, Johnstown. She was born Oct. 6, 1912, in Pittsburgh. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Patrick J. Joyce; and two brothers. She is survived by a son, Richard P. Joyce and his wife, Carol, of Burton, Ohio; two daughters, Patricia L. Smith of Johnstown and Judith Adams and her husband, Jerry, of Huntsville, Ala.; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother; and a sister. Friends will be received at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, Saturday from 10 to 11:45 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at noon at the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park.
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, PA 15690.
ROBERT R. MILLER SR.
Robert R. ``Eppy'' Miller Sr., of Millvale, on Friday, Nov. 19, 1999. Husband of the late Edith M. (Young) Miller; and father of the Rev. Linda Miller-Pretz, Robert R. Miller Jr., Richard Miller and Kathy Burkhart. Also survived by seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 12 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the JACK W. AMICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 512 Grant Ave., Millvale. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at First United Church of Christ. Everyone please meet at church. The family requests donations to First United Church of Christ.
MARJORIE L. MILLIGAN
Marjorie L. Milligan, 81, of Monroeville, formerly of Murrysville, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, in Independence Court, Monroeville. She was born June 12, 1918, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late William and Sarah Hill Irish. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Murrysville; was employed by the Franklin Regional School District for many years; assisted with the Murrysville Meals on Wheels; and was a former member of the Murrysville Women's Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert H. Milligan Jr. She is survived by four children, Bert Milligan and his wife, Ann, of Export, Nancy Grubich and her husband, Gary, of Delmont, Bill Milligan and his wife, Kathy, of Richmond Hills, Ga., and Mark Milligan and his wife, Lisa, of Naples, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Shelley, Aaron, Emily, Matthew, Mark, Kristin, Rebecca, Michael and Meghan; and a brother, William Irish of Virginia. Visitation Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JOHN T. HART FUNERAL HOME, 3103 Lillian Ave., Murrysville. A service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church of Murrysville with Dr. T. Ewen Holmes officiating. Interment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. If desired, memorials may be made to the church or to the Murrysville Meals on Wheels.
BEVERLY A. RANKIN
Beverly A. Rankin, 71, of Greensburg, formerly of the McKeesport area, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, in the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born March 28, 1928, in Johnstown, the daughter of the late J.R. Harvey and Mildred Harvey Dollar. She was a retired registered nurse and former employee of McKeesport Hospital. She was a member of the McKeesport Nurses Alumni Association, the O.E.S. of White Oak, and the White Shrine. She had been a graduate of the McKeesport School of Nursing Class of 1950. She is survived by her husband, Charles W. ``Bill'' Rankin; two sons, Patrick S. and his wife, Jill A. Rankin, of Elizabeth Township, and T. Brent and his wife, Lori Rankin, of Smithton; a brother, R.J. Harvey of Jacksonville, Fla.; and a grandson, Patrick Rankin. Family and friends will be received at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 N. Main St., Greensburg, Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held in the funeral home Monday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Dean A. Davidson officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillview Cemetery.
JOE A. TROZZO
Joe A. Trozzo, 95, of Monessen, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, in the William Penn Care Center. Born in Washington, Pa., Dec. 24, 1903, a son of the late Patsy and Rose Peluso Trozzo. He was a resident of Monessen for over 75 years, and a member of the Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church. He was a former member of the Sons of Italy and the Italian Mutual Aid Society. He was also a member of the Garibaldi Society of Dunlevy. He was retired from the former Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. Monessen plant, having worked in the blast furnace department. He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Patsy S. and Betty Trozzo of Murrysville, and Carmine A. and Lorraine Trozzo of Monessen; seven grandchildren, David, Larry, Ronald, Timothy, Joseph, and Richard Trozzo, and Patti Roman; also four great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Susie (Orrico) Trozzo on Nov. 6, 1999. Friends will be received Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the DALFONSO-BILLICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 441 Reed Ave., Monessen. Funeral services will be held Monday with a 9:30 a.m. blessing service in the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in the Epiphany of Our Lord R.C. Church. Interment will follow in the Grandview Cemetery, Monessen. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the National Parkinson's Foundation, c/o the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dept. of Neurology, 322 Scaife Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15261.
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, funeral director.
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, PA 15601.
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. Family and friends will be received at the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St., Scottdale, (724) 887-5300, 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.
TRACY (MARTHA) EARLEY-SILBERMAN
Tracy (Martha) Earley-Silberman. Amazing and very loved wife of James C. Silberman, passed away from her pain early Friday morning, Nov. 19, 1999. She leaves her loving son, Patrick Earley of Jacksonville, Fla.; daughters, Leslie Adelsheim of Boston, Mass., and Julie Silberman of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a son, Todd Silberman of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; also surviving are her sister, Mary Kay Golomb; granddaughters, Sara and Rachel Adelsheim; two nephews; and her father and stepmother, William and Alpha Schultz of Pawley's Island, S.C. A wonderful lady with inner strength and a never-failing sense of humor who touched all our lives. Friends may call Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. at H. SAMSON INC., 537 Neville St., Oakland, where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Interment private. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.
STEVE J. USCHAK
Steve J. Uschak, 75, of Derry, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, in Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born Aug. 1, 1924, in Loyalhanna, a son of the late Jacob and Anna Uschak. He was a member of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, Bradenville. Prior to retirement, he had been employed by Teledyne-Vasco Co., Latrobe. He was also a member of the Greek Club, Knights of Columbus 940 and American Legion Post 515, both of Latrobe. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers, Julian, Russell, Pete, Michael, John and Paul Uschak; and a sister, Mary Uschak. He is survived by his wife, Josephine M. Glamp Uschak; three sons, Stephen J. Uschak and his wife, Joy, of Greensburg, David F. Uschak and his wife, Stephanie, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Dean R. Uschak of Somerset; a daughter, Susan M. Hook of Rockwood, Pa.; two brothers, Joseph Uschak of Loyalhanna and Nicholas Uschak of Derry RD2; two sisters, Ann Staschak and her husband, Michael, of Derry RD2 and Helen Bryan and her husband, George, of Derry RD2; seven grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. Parastas service will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Panachida service will be held at 9 a.m. Monday in the funeral home, followed by Divine Liturgy at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church. Interment in St. Mary's Byzantine Cemetery, Derry Township. Military services will be held at 8:45 a.m. Monday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.
MONICA R. VILLAREAL
Monica R. Villareal, 76, of Latrobe, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, in Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born May 5, 1923, in San Antonio, Texas, a daughter of the late Florencio and Lucia Delgado Rangel. She was a past president of the Guadalupana Society, Cursillista, and the Charistamatic Renewal Choir. In addition to being a beloved wife and mother, she was one of the original ``Rosie Riveters'' at Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio. She also taught the expanded nutrition program out of Texas A&M in Bear County, San Antonio. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Jesus ``Jesse'' (Chey) Villareal; six children, Jesus ``Jesse'' Villareal Jr. and his wife, Karen, of San Antonio, Minerva Anna ``Myn'' Weiss and her husband, Michael, of Latrobe, Sylvia Villareal of San Antonio, Ramona P.V. Price of Latrobe, Marie Cecilia Villareal DeLaRosa and her husband, Edward, of San Antonio, and Joel Patric Villareal of Latrobe; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Ramona Ramos and Elisa Gonzales, both of San Antonio. Visitation Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the FREDERICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1543 Ligonier St., Latrobe. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent Basilica. Interment Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
NANCY GATES ZELLO
Nancy Gates Zello, 58, of Greensburg, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999. She was born Nov. 12, 1941, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Paul E. and Sarah ``Charlotte'' Hellein Gates. Nancy was employed at the Burger King on Route 30 east of Greensburg and had been a former member of the Harrold Zion's Lutheran Church of Greensburg. She is survived by a son, Gary Humphrey of Vandergrift; two daughters, Lisa Humphrey of Leechburg and Karen R. Fine and her husband, Matt, of Greensburg RD1; 10 grandchildren; a brother, William D. Gates and his wife, Doris, of Greensburg RD1; a sister, Mrs. Connie Bender of Greensburg RD1; and a number of nieces and nephews. 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 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Robert A. Free officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillview Cemetery.