|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,
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
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,
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,
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.