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FRANK G. BUFFERS 

Frank G. Buffers, 86, of Mt. Pleasant, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, in Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant. He was born Sept. 4, 1913, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late Peter and Theresa Guido Buffers. He was a member of St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church of Mt. Pleasant. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Sullivan Buffers, in 1972; two brothers, Joseph Buffers in 1994 and Paul Buffers in 1998; and two sisters, Delphina Storey in 1993 and Rosemarie Buffers in 1994. Surviving are his brother-in-law; sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews. No public visitation. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 7 p.m. in St. Pius X R.C. Church, Mt. Pleasant, with the Rev. Michael W. Matusak as celebrant. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME INC., 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant.

EMMA M. BUGOSH 

Emma M. Bugosh, 79, of Scottdale, died early Saturday morning, Nov. 20, 1999, in St. Andrews Village, Indiana, Pa. She was born Feb. 24, 1920, in Everson, a daughter of the late Martin and Mary Komar Pervoy. She was a longtime faithful member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale. Emma was a member of the Everson Senior Citizens organization and the Eureka Grange of Alverton. She was a retired cafeteria manager for Southmoreland School District, with 20 years of service. Emma leaves to cherish her memories, her loving and devoted children, Judy Zuzak and her husband, Edmund, of Blairsville, Michael Bugosh and his wife, Barbara, of New Albany, Ohio, and Susan Cope and her husband, Edward, of Uniontown; nine grandchildren, Monica Pentrack, Edmund Zuzak, Beth John, Jeffrey Ferguson, Deanna Corbitt, Christopher Bugosh, Wendy Bugosh, and Mark and Justin Cope; three great-grandchildren, Michael Pentrack, Lauren Pentrack and Brenna John; two sisters, Mrs. Philip (Elizabeth) Colombo of New York and Mrs. Thomas (Irene) Hall of Paradise, Calif.; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John V. Bugosh in August 1958; a daughter, Veronica Bugosh in August 1972; four sisters, Margaret Dorchock, Rose Smith, Catherine Kennedy and Helen Bellitto; and two brothers, John Pervoy and Paul Pervoy. Emma's family will receive friends in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by her Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Scottdale, with the Rev. Emil S. Payer as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist R.C. Parish Cemetery, Scottdale. A parish rosary will be recited Monday at 2 p.m., and a parish wake will be held Monday at 8:30 p.m., both in the funeral home. 

MARGARET E. BURCHELL 

Margaret E. ``Maggie'' Burchell, 16, of Benbrook, Texas, formerly of Mt. Pleasant, died Friday, Nov. 19, 1999, at her home. She was born Sept. 22, 1983, in Mt. Pleasant. She is the daughter of Romona A. Burton Burchell, of Benbrook, Texas, and the late William A. Burchell, who passed away in 1990. She was a student at the Western Hills High School in Benbrook; was a former student at Mt. Pleasant High School and Ramsay Elementary School. She was a member and former C.C.D. student, and altar server with the St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant. She had attended St. Felix R.C. Church in Freedom, prior to moving to Texas, and St. Bartholomew R.C. Church in Benbrook. She was a former volunteer worker with the Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. In addition to her mother, she is survived by three brothers and sisters-in-law, Timothy and Julie Burton of Ambridge, William A. and Ruth Burchell of Monongahela, and Gregory and Cynthia Burchell of Turtle Creek; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Romona A. Burchell of Benbrook and Mary Ellen and Joseph Holiquin of Turtle Creek; also her maternal grandmother, Kathleen B. Donohoe Burton of Freedom; four aunts and two uncles, Arabelle Bowman of Hopwood, Agnes Steshoski of Baggs, Okla., Kathleen R. and Keith Curry of Freedom, and Gerard R. and Linda Burton of Beaver Falls; numerous cousins; and a niece and nephew. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, George W. Burton in 1997, and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Burchell. Friends will be received Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester, Pa. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Felix R.C. Church, Freedom, with Father Leon Leitem as celebrant. A prayer vigil service will be held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

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 were 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.

MARY MARGARET WISSMAN COMPTON 

Mary Margaret Wissman Compton, 88, formerly of Blairsville RD4, passed away Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at the Indian Haven Nursing Center, Indiana, Pa. A daughter of Moulton and Margaret Wissman, she was born Aug. 25, 1911, in Monroeville. Mrs. Compton taught in the Penn-Trafford School District, retiring in 1976. She was a member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association. She graduated from Turtle Creek High School in 1930, and from Slippery Rock State Teachers College in 1932. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wilbur Ward Compton on Feb. 28, 1990; and a sister, Dorothy Bennett. Friends will be received Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the RICHARD L. SHOEMAKER FUNERAL HOME, 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville. Services will be held in the funeral home Sunday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Paul L. Carter officiating. Interment will be in Rest Land Memorial Park, Monroeville.

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 were 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.

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.

WILLIAM S. HANSEN 

William S. Hansen, devoted family man, business leader, man of faith and philanthropist, died suddenly on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, of injuries he sustained in a highway collision near Fort Myers, Fla. A charming and ebullient man, Bill Hansen always had a bright smile on his face for everyone he encountered. ``He loved people,'' said his daughter-in-law, the former Gretchen Seitz. ``Dad was someone who was truly interested in everyone he encountered. That's why he had so many wonderful friends from all walks of life.'' Mr. Hansen grew up in Ben Avon, Pa. His parents were William C. Hansen and Emma Stucki Hansen. He attended Avonworth Public Schools, Mercersburg Academy in Chambersburg, Pa., and Cornell University, graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1949. On Sept. 24, 1955, he married his childhood friend and fellow Cornellian, Nancy Koehler, who would become his best friend and constant companion for 44 years. (As we go to press, Mrs. Hansen remains in serious condition in Lee Memorial Hospital in Florida where she is being treated for her injuries. Plans are under way to move Mrs. Hansen to Pittsburgh as soon as it is safe to do so.) After college, Mr. Hansen joined his father as a sales engineer in the A. Stucki Company, a family-owned railroad component business located in Pittsburgh. He became general manager in 1951 and, after his father's death in 1954, became president. Mr. Hansen oversaw the operations of A. Stucki through enormous growth in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. In May 1975, he moved the A. Stucki offices to their present location on Neville Island. The recession in the early 1980s forced Mr. Hansen to make difficult decisions regarding the future of the railroad car building industry. For the first time in its history, A. Stucki began to pursue outside opportunities. In 1984, Mr. Hansen's company acquired the Hankison Corporation, a pioneer in compressed air drying and filtration. Several months later, Mr. Hansen's son, William Gregg Hansen, officially joined Stucki as a fourth generation employee. At the time of his death, Mr. Hansen was chairman of Hansen Inc., the parent company of A. Stucki and Hankison International. President of A. Stucki, Jack Faryniak described the employees of the firm as ``stunned and shocked.'' ``Bill Hansen was the quintessential gentleman. He cared deeply for the business and always exhibited concern for the employees. Bill made us feel like a part of his family, and we will all miss him.'' As his business grew and prospered, Mr. Hansen took an active interest in the Young President's Organization of Pittsburgh, the World Business Council and was a Named Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He served the boards of Suburban General Hospital, the Railway Progress Institute, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, West Penn AAA and Allegheny Country Club. An avid golfer and tennis player, he enjoyed sports with the same sense of fun and self-deprecating humor that described his life in so many ways. Longtime friend and neighbor, Ron Gebhardt, said of him ``Bill was one of the best-natured people I ever met. He was enormously interested in a wide variety of things and kept up with many current events. Bill had strong opinions about lots of issues and he wasn't afraid to share them with anyone. But - always with that smile on his face.'' Mr. Hansen was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church, Sewickley. Mr. Fred Fetterolf, who belonged to a non-denominational Businessmen's Bible Study with Mr. Hansen that meets for breakfast twice monthly in Pittsburgh, described him as ``a man who lived his faith. Bill read the Bible every morning. Whenever I was with him, whether exploring some theological concept or backpacking in the Nevadas, he was always upbeat. He had a wonderful smile and a twinkle in his eye. He was a consummate gentleman and a committed Christian.'' Mr. Hansen was also a member of the Edgeworth Club, Duquesne Club, Odd Lot Investment Club, and the Cornell Club of Pittsburgh. Bill had a lifelong love for his alma maters Mercersburg Academy and Cornell University. Ever the supporter of quality education, Mr. Hansen took an active and philanthropic interest in both institutions up until the time of his death. His most generous support, however, was for his beloved Sewickley Academy. His son, Gregg, was a member of the Class of 1977 and his daughter, Natalie Hansen Weinsz, was in the Class of 1978, and three of his grandchildren are current students - Katherine in grade 5, Julia in grade 3 and Laura in kindergarten. Mr. Hansen served as a Trustee of the Academy from 1987 to 1993, and successfully chaired an effort in 1990 to increase the school's endowment. His greatest contribution to Sewickley Academy came in 1997, when he and his family pledged $1.9 million to build the Hansen Library at Sewickley Academy for Senior and Middle School students. Considered the most beautiful non-residential building in Sewickley, The Hansen Library now serves as a lasting legacy to this extraordinary man. Mr. Hansen is survived by his wife, Nancy Koehler Hansen; his son, W. Gregg Hansen and daughter-in-law, Gretchen Seitz Hansen of Sewickley and their three daughters listed above; his daughter, Natalie Hansen Weinsz, son-in-law, Michael Weinsz, and their two daughters, Alexandra and Melissa. His twin sister, Elizabeth Hansen Cramer, formerly of Fox Chapel, preceded Mr. Hansen in death, but nieces and nephew, Carolyn Sanford, Cynthia Lackey and Larry Cramer; a sister, Barbara Hansen Cummings of Saginaw, Mich., and Bonita Springs, Fla., her husband, Bill, and their children, Brian and Bruce, survive. Another niece, Suzanne, preceded Mr. Hansen in death. He is also survived by his two cousins, Dorothy Anne Gregory and Howard Barnum. The family will receive friends at The Hansen Library at Sewickley Academy, 315 Academy Ave., Sewickley, Saturday, Nov. 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 29, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Further arrangements by RICHARD D. COLE FUNERAL HOME in Sewickley are pending. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Sewickley Academy, 315 Academy Ave., Sewickley, PA 15143, or the Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation, 100 Ross St., Fourth Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15129.

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, Ohio. 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 Greensburg, 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; a sister, Betty Kolarik of Middletown, 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.

ELIZABETH C. KURTZMAN HOPPE 

Elizabeth C. Kurtzman Hoppe, 72, of East Cedar Avenue, Connellsville, formerly of Scottdale, died Saturday morning, Nov. 20, 1999, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Feb. 24, 1927, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late David and Frances J. Hayes Kurtzman. Elizabeth was a former member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale. She was a trainer for the Girl Scouts of America Council 265 of Southwestern Pennsylvania and was involved in training leaders for the Girl Scouts since 1996. She was a member of the Girl Scouts of America since the age of 9 years. Elizabeth was also a member of the Laurel Art Club and the Connellsville Senior Citizens Center. She was a graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School Class of 1945 and attended Seton Hill College, Westmoreland County Community College and St. Vincent College, Latrobe. She was employed as a nurse's aide for Westmoreland Manor and was previously employed as a nurse's aide for Portsmouth Psychiatric Center, Portsmouth, Va. Elizabeth leaves to cherish her memories her loving and devoted children, Jacqueline A. Sloss, R.N., of Pittsburgh, Patricia J. Dougherty and her husband, Paul, of Upper St. Clair, Frances L. McLaughlin and her husband, Ray, of Connellsville, Colleen D. Guess of Connellsville, Mary E. Di Pietro and her husband, Don, of Jeannette and Kelly S. Stillwagon and her husband, Craig, of Dunbar; 15 grandchildren, Robert, Eric and Nathan Sloss, Aaron, Brian and Beth Dougherty, Jarred, John and Colleen McLaughlin, Heather, Matthew and Brittney Guess, Nicole James, Meghann Recklies and Kaitlynn Recklies; and a great-granddaughter, Morgan Trout. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her former husband, Edward J. Hoppe, who died in June 1987. Elizabeth's family will receive friends in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by her Funeral Mass to be celebrated at noon in St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Scottdale, with the Rev. Emil S. Payer as celebrant. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown. The family suggests memorials be made to Southwestern Pennsylvania Girl Scouts of America Council 265, Pittsburgh, in memory of Elizabeth C. Hoppe.

ANNA S. KASPAREK 

Anna S. Kasparek, 87, of Jeannette, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, in the Hempfield Manor, Greensburg. She was born Nov. 11, 1912, in Penn Township, a daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Clemencic Shula. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the former McKee Glass Co. of Jeannette. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Maurice ``Moe'' Kasparek, in 1998; two brothers, Joseph and John Shula; and two sisters, Pauline and Emma Shula. She is survived by a brother, William Shula of Claridge; two sisters, Mary Prady of Claridge and Gail Abraham of Jeannette; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette, beginning Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held Monday at 12 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Brush Creek Cemetery, Hempfield Township.

RICHARD A. LOVE 

Richard A. Love, 65, of Derry, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, in Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born Aug. 21, 1934, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Samuel and Mary Schoenman Love. He worked for Boron Oil Co., Latrobe. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Love; and a brother, John Love. Survivors include his wife, Florence B. Sage Love; four sons, Richard A. Love Jr. and his wife, Cindy, of Latrobe, Gary L. Love and his wife, Cathy, of Derry, Jeffrey D. Love and his wife, Susan, of Latrobe, and Kevin J. Love at home; two daughters, Debra A. Daugherty and her husband, Clinton, and Cynthia J. Titel, all of Derry; a brother, Samuel Love of Plum; two sisters, Betty Shanter, and Norma Jean Schropp and her husband, Charles, all of Irwin; 11 grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe, where a blessing service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Lawrence T. Persico, J.C.L., officiating. Interment Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.

ANTHONY LOUIS MARIE 

Anthony Louis ``Tony'' Marie, 24, of Greensburg, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born in Latrobe, May 26, 1975, and was the beloved son of Fay Marie and Raymond Marie of Greensburg. He was a stone mason by trade, working with Bill Palangio, and was a 1993 graduate of Hempfield Area Senior High School and Westmoreland Vo-Tech School. He was an avid sports fan of the Steelers and Penguins and enjoyed motocross, snow skiing, demolition derbies, showing quarter horses and barrel racing. He was a member of Old Crabtree Sportsman Club and was Catholic by faith. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, George and Elizabeth Jones; and paternal grandparents, Anthony and Pauline Marie. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his stepfather, Jeffrey Burzawa of Greensburg; his stepgrandmother, Janine Burzawa of Delmont; the following aunts and uncles: Patty and Robert Pardus, Antoinette and Dennis Stoner, Thomas Jones and wife, Martha, George Jones and friend, Cindy, Mildred Jones, Anna Sherback and husband, Charlie, Bonnie Colello and husband, Jim, and Cindy Jones, all of Greensburg, Charles Jones and wife, Jan, of Harrisburg, Donald Jones and wife, Lil, and Sally ``Sis'' Venzin and husband, Mario, all of Latrobe, and Theresa McCormick and husband, Ron, of Norvelt; a great-uncle, Nick Marie and wife, Helen, of Monroeville; and numerous cousins and special friends. Family and friends will be received at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 N. Main St., Greensburg, Monday from 3 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Vincent Basilica in Latrobe. (EVERYONE PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH.) Interment will follow in the St. Clair Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, 555 Grant St., Suite 425, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

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 were 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.

SONIA (EVANS) PERELLA 

Sonia (Evans) Perella, of Swissvale, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999. She was the wife of the late Howard ``Rick'' Evans, and the late Corey Perella. Beloved mother of William ``Bill'' Evans and his wife, Robin Lynne, of Murrysville and the late Van Evans. Grandmother of Gracey Lynne, April Lynne and Brandon. Friends will be received Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Services Tuesday in the funeral home, at a time to be announced.

MARY A. PETERS 

Mary A. Peters, 92, of Level Green, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at the St. Margaret Seneca Place, Penn Hills. She was born March 19, 1907, in Swinford, County Mayo, Ireland, the daughter of the late John and Bridget Ward. She was a member of St. Susanna Church in Penn Hills. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roland A. Peters, in 1989. She is survived by two sons, Frank Peters of Level Green and James Peters of Diamond Bar, Calif.; a brother, Thomas Ward of Ireland; and four grandchildren. Friends will be received at the JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME, 429 Duquesne Ave., Trafford, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Regis Church, Trafford, with the Rev. James D. Tringhese as celebrant. Burial will be Wednesday in the St. Michael Cemetery, Palatine, Ill.

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 were 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.

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 were 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.

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 were 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. 

ADELINE TEMPESTA 

Adeline ``Della'' Tempesta, 91, of Latrobe, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, in IHS at Mountain View, Unity Township. She was born Sept. 22, 1908, in Baggaley, a daughter of the late Nicola and Assunta DeSance Carota. She was a member of Holy Family Church, Latrobe. She was a retired cook at the B.P.O. Elks, Latrobe, and had also worked for many years as a cook at the former Capitol Grill. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cesare Tempesta; and six brothers, Arthur, Louis, Lawrence, Michael, Dominick and Julius Carota. She is survived by a brother, Enello Carota of Latrobe; two sisters, Flora Arbore and Clara Martino, both of Latrobe; and 17 nieces and nephews. There will be no public visitation. Services and interment are private. The JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe, is in charge of arrangements.

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 were 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. The Ladies Guild of St. Mary's Byzantine Church will recite the rosary at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

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 were 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.


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