|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,
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,
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,
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.
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,
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,
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.