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Richard B. "Bud" Alcott
Hempfield Township
Richard B. "Bud" Alcott, 82, of Hempfield Township, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at his home. He was born Oct. 11, 1919, in Confluence, a son of the late Samuel B. and Sara Beatty Alcott. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Walter and George. He is survived by his wife, Lois Turney Alcott; daughters, Martha Jane Dimpel and her husband, Jerry, of Pittsburgh and Sara Alcott Hart and her husband, Bill, of Stow, Ohio; a son, Samuel and his wife, Paula, of West Newton; also six grandchildren. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Confluence VFW Post 7250 and Ursina American Legion Post 946. Friends will be received at the HUMBERT FUNERAL HOME, Confluence, Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. David Lee officiating. Interment in Ursina Cemetery. Family suggests memorial contributions to Westmoreland Hospice, 532 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601.

Annabel (Doran) Cubbison
Churchill Borough
Annabel (Doran) Cubbison, 82, of Churchill Borough, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, in Pittsburgh. Beloved wife of the late John A. Cubbison; loving mother of Cheryl Cervay and husband, Mike, of Indianapolis, Ind., Jack T. Cubbison and William L. Cubbison; four grandchildren; sister of Sister Mary Catherine Doran, James Doran, the late Peggy Grimsley and Julia Vrabel. Friends were received Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JOHN L. QUINLAN FUNERAL HOME INC., 975 Airbrake Ave., Turtle Creek. Mass of Christian Burial in St. John Fisher Church, Churchill Borough, Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Interment in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville.

Karen Sue Schwartz Jakubek Janssens
Scottdale
Karen Sue Schwartz Jakubek Janssens, 57, of Dorothy Street, Scottdale, died Wednesday evening, Dec. 12, 2001, in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. She was born Jan. 15, 1944, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of Robert G. Schwartz of Scottdale and the late Alice Berneice King, who died April 9, 1994. Karen was a member of Owensdale United Methodist Church. Karen had previously been employed as a nurse's aide at the former Wolfe Nursing Home and Dottie's Personal Care Home, Scottdale. She also operated a day care center for children in her home when she resided in Knoxville, Iowa. Karen was a former employee of Westinghouse Corp., Youngwood. Karen will always be remembered for her love and care for children. In addition to her father, Robert G. Schwartz of Scottdale, Karen leaves to cherish her memories her loving and devoted husband of 15 years, Fernal ``Jim'' Janssens, whom she married Feb. 28, 1987; her brothers and sisters, Robert G. Schwartz Jr. of Selinsgrove, Larry Schwartz and his wife, Patty, of Scottdale, Greg Schwartz of Canonsburg, Timothy Schwartz and his wife, Alex, of Scottdale, Rita Corley of Scottdale and Margo Schwartz of Pittsburgh; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to her mother, Karen was preceded in death by her first husband, Wilmer Richard Jakubek, who died Oct. 4, 1983; and a brother, Thomas Schwartz, in infancy. Karen's family will receive friends in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Her funeral service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. John Higgins, pastor of Mendon Baptist Church, officiating. Committal services and interment will follow in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Tarrs.

Elizabeth Marie Kates
Hidden Valley
Elizabeth Marie Kates, 52, of Hidden Valley, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, at her home. She was born June 16, 1949, in West Collingswood, N.J., a daughter of the late Woodrow Charles and Emmanuella Marie Hollinger Nicholson. Prior to her retirement, she was a registered nurse, and was a member of Temple David of Monroeville. She was a participant in the Race for the Cure, and was involved in activities at the Valley School of Ligonier. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Jonathan L. Kates; a son, Samuel Kates at home; two stepsons, Benjamin and Simon Kates, both of Miami, Fla.; a brother, Paul Charles Nicholson of Mahaffey, Pa.; two sisters, Mary Jane Nicholson of Atlanta, Ga., and Barbara Nicholson Kelly of Jupiter, Fla.; stepmother, Elizabeth Nicholson of Lambertville, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the COSHEY-NICHOLSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 319 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, with Rabbi Richard S. Rheins officiating. A graveside service will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Roosevelt Memorial Park, Trevose, Pa. Alvin P. Oskin Jr., supervisor, in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the In Touch Hospice, 1590 N. Center Ave., Suite 111, Somerset, PA 15501 or to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265.

Irma I. Lauffer
McCullough
Irma I. Lauffer, 71, of McCullough, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, in William Penn Care Center, Penn Township. She was born Oct. 20, 1930, in Penn Township, a daughter of the late Levi P. and Ivy Irene (Soles) Lauffer. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Harrison City. She was a retired cashier for Acme Markets in Connellsville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Levi K. Lauffer. She is survived by two brothers, Paul and David Lauffer, both of Jeannette; and a sister, Bertha Liptak of Wegley. Friends will be received at the JAMES E. LINDSAY FUNERAL HOME INC., Harrison City, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Robert J. Marks officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.

Mary C. "Mitzi" Loughran
Greensburg
Mary C. "Mitzi" Loughran, 71, of Greensburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, in the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born April 10, 1930, in Irwin, a daughter of the late William and Mary Latchi Farrell. She was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Greensburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, G. Edward Loughran Jr.; a daughter, M. Diane Loughran; and a brother, John Farrell. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, G. Edward Loughran; a son, G. Michael and his wife, Cindy Loughran, of Southwest Greensburg; five daughters, Susan M. and her husband, Dennis Stueland, of Santa Ana, Calif., Donna A. Loughran of Corte Madera, Calif., Theresa L. Loughran of Greensburg, Mary C. and her husband, James Baker, of Columbia, Md., and Jane E. Loughran and her husband, Gerald Kiliany, of Mt. Pleasant; nine grandchildren, G. Michael Loughran Jr. and his wife, Julie, Erica L. Loughran, Sarah and Laura Stueland, Melanie and Patrick Baker, G. Edward, G. Eric, and K. Elizabeth Kiliany; and six great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg, Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers in the funeral home Saturday at 9 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Greensburg. Interment will follow in the Greensburg Catholic Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions to Our Lady of Grace Building Fund, 1001 Mt. Pleasant Road, Greensburg, PA 15601.

Stanley A. Makoski
Greensburg
Stanley A. Makoski, of Greensburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, at the Westmoreland Regional Hospital in Greensburg. Although born in Pittsburgh, he had been a resident of Jeannette, where he served as postmaster for 20 years. He had the longest tenure in office as a Jeannette postmaster. He also served as a clerk/carrier with a total of 52 years of federal employment. He had also been employed as an accountant with U.S. Steel Corporation. He was a member of the National Association of Postmasters and past president of the Westmoreland County Postmasters Organization. He was also a past president of NALC Local 1034. He was a member and past treasurer of the Jeannette Rotary Club and a member of the Jeannette American Legion Post 334. Stanley was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Valencia in the Pacific theater of war as a petty officer signalman first class. Following military service he attended St. Vincent College. In addition to his parents, Stanley and Josephine, he was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene; and two infant sisters, Helen and Stella. He is survived by his wife, Pauline; a son, Ronald C. Makoski, Esquire and his wife, Kathryn Makoski; and two grandsons, Matthew and Michael Makoski. He is also survived by two sisters, Ann Brown of North Huntingdon and Mary Forsyth of Jeannette; and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be no public visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass in celebration of his life at the St. Vincent Basilica in Latrobe at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, followed by a military funeral service and interment at the St. Clair Cemetery in Greensburg. Stanley would prefer that any donations in his memory be made to the Good Samaritan Fund, Frazer Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650-2690. Arrangements are being made by JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe.

Dorothy M. Maus
Latrobe
Dorothy M. Maus, 80, of Latrobe, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, at her home. She was born March 16, 1921 in Latrobe, a daughter of the late William and Sophia Bick Kahl. She was a member of Christ United Church of Christ and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, both of Latrobe. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Burton G. Maus, on March 30, 2001; a 4½-year-old son, Gerald Lynn Maus; three brothers, Joseph, William and Norman Kahl; and four sisters, Gertrude Shaw, Elizabeth Boettner, Katherine Palmer and Bernadine Naessen. She is survived by two sons, Burton Wade Maus and his wife, Carolyn, of Kingwood, W.Va., and Jan K. Maus and his wife, Connie, of Latrobe RD4; a daughter, Kimberly Ann Peterson and her husband, Dennis, of Beaver Falls; a sister, Marie Foster of Latrobe; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. Services will be held in the funeral home Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Wayne R. Sautter officiating. Interment will be private.

Lena McGuire
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Formerly of Yukon
Lena McGuire, 94, of 1280 N.W. 43rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33313, formerly of Yukon, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, in the hospital. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ralph McGuire. She is survived by her devoted and loving daughter, Twila Heman of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Private services held Friday in Forest Lawn, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Paul G. Orynich (Orange)
Greensburg
Formerly of Jeannette
Paul G. Orynich (Orange), 90, of Greensburg, formerly of Jeannette, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, in the Greensburg Care Center. He was born July 5, 1911, in Jeannette, a son of the late Nicholas and Anna Bachur Orynich. Prior to his retirement, Paul was the supervisor of western Pennsylvania for the Four Roses Distillers Co., and was the former owner of the Biltmore Bar of Jeannette and Paul's Cafe of Export. He was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral of Greensburg. In addition to his parents, Paul was predeceased by seven brothers, John, Anthony, Peter, Michael, Metro and Nicholas Orange and Stephen Orynich; and a sister, Catherine D. Antoni. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Helen Rutkowski Orynich; a son, Ronald E. Orynich and wife, Nancy; two granddaughters, Courtney and Ashley Orynich; and a grandson, Robert William Paul Orynich, all of Boca Raton, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 9 a.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. Interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Hempfield Township.

Charles E. Phillips
North Huntingdon
Formerly of Duquesne
Charles E. Phillips, 91, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Duquesne, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at UPMC McKeesport. Born Nov. 19, 1910, in McKeesport, he was a son of the late William A. and Elizabeth Hinnerman Phillips. He was a member of St. Joseph Church, Duquesne. Prior to retirement, he had been employed as a crane operator by U.S. Steel, Duquesne Works, where he was former treasurer of its union. He was also an avid hunter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Antoinette E. Suskey Phillips; two sons, Albert and Thomas Phillips; two brothers, Frank and Bert Phillips; and two sisters, Ella Bendel and Bessie Sherwood. Surviving are a son, Donald E. Phillips and his wife, Joyce, of North Huntingdon; a daughter, Charlene Bordenick and her husband, Richard, of Simpsonville, S.C.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; also nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne. Funeral Monday with a blessing service in the funeral home at 10:30 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Duquesne, with the Rev. Dennis Colamarino as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church, 817 W. Grant Ave., Duquesne, PA 15110.

Gary M. Plassio
Herminie
Gary M. Plassio, 46, of Herminie, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001. He was born May 14, 1955, in Greensburg, a son of the late John F. and Ulaine Fair Plassio. Gary was a self-employed carpenter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Plassio, in September 1999. Gary is survived by a son, Gary Michael Plassio Jr.; five brothers, Ronald Plassio and his wife, Jeanie, of Westmoreland City, Bruce Plassio and his wife, Peggy Sue, of Irwin RD1, Dennis Plassio and his wife, Sue, of Penn Hills, Richard Plassio and his wife, Donna, of Herminie and Gerald Plassio of Irwin; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends were received at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Herminie, Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Liturgy will be held in the funeral home Friday at 11 a.m. with Father Lawrence L. Manchas officiating. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Irwin.

Kathryn J. Powell
Greensburg
Kathryn J. Powell, 89, of Greensburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, in the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Aug. 12, 1912, in Grapeville, a daughter, of the late James and Alice Kuhns Dunn. She was a member of the Autumn Leaves at the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral and the Catherine Bortz Class at the Westminster Presbyterian Church. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, James H. Powell; and 10 brothers and sisters, Thomas F., Lawrence P., J. Raymond, James F., William H., Francis A. and Hester M. Dunn, Josephine E. Murphy, Sarah A. Marsula and Frances M. Daugherty. She is survived by a son, James D. Powell of Greensburg; a daughter, Joan Schnirel and her husband, Donald, of Tonawanda, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Kathryn L. Kahn, Bruce J. Bowers and Brian C. Bowers; three great-grandchildren, Leah Rothenberg, Richard and Alexander Bowers; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held in the funeral home Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Darrell L. Greenawalt officiating. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park.

Betty J. (Lightner) Roher
Betty J. (Lightner) Roher, 80, died on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, in UPMC McKeesport. Mrs. Roher was a volunteer with East Allegheny High School student aid program, was past president of the PTA and belonged to the Women's Auxiliary of the North Versailles Fire Department. Wife of the late John H. Roher. Mother of Betty Linhart of North Huntingdon, Duane Mannarino and Darryl Roher, both of North Versailles, and the late Jackie and Robert Roher. Also survived by 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Friends received Friday 1 to 9 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. in the JAMES F. KUTCH FUNERAL HOME, 433 Greensburg Ave., East McKeesport. Interment in Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park.

Thomas J. Scanio
Penn Hills
Thomas J. Scanio, of Penn Hills, died on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001. Beloved husband of Rita (Wach) Scanio. Dear father of Cheryll A. Alter, Kathleen M., Karen L., Thomas J., Jeffrey R., Brian R., and James C. Scanio. Brother of Rosaria ``Dee'' Cappezzuto and Donna Mahler; 16 grandchildren. Friends and relatives may call at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont, Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Christian Funeral Mass on Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Verona. Family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society or St. Joseph Catholic Church, Verona.

Doris R. Smillie
Crabtree
Doris R. Smillie, 85, of Crabtree, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, in her home. She was born April 29, 1916, in Darragh, Pa., a daughter of the late Arthur William and Ethel (Thornhill) Richards. She was a retired bookkeeper of the former A.E. Troutman store in Greensburg for 32 years. She had been a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Greensburg, the Katherine Bortz class of the church and was secretary of the Lady MacGregor Lodge 73. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh B. Smillie; her son, Arthur W. Smillie; and sisters, Harriett Bordnick and Gladys Richards. She is survived by her sisters, Louisa Richards of Crabtree and Lois Crock and husband, William, of Youngwood; a granddaughter, Michelle Pierce and husband, Clifford, of Latrobe; a grandson, John W. Smillie of Greensburg; a great-granddaughter, Abby Leigh Pierce; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 N. Main St., Greensburg, Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Lady MacGregor Lodge 73 will hold a service at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Services will be held at the funeral home Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. H. Donald Lash officiating. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. The family requests memorial donations to the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Greensburg. Terence L. Graft, funeral director, in charge of the arrangements.

Sally Ann Snyder
Greensburg
Sally Ann Snyder, 67, of Greensburg, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at Redstone Highlands, Greensburg. She was born Dec. 14, 1933, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late Hubert I. and Marjorie (Ewing) Snyder. Sally graduated from Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa., completed her master's degree in education at Goucher College in Towson, Md., and received certification in postgraduate studies in early childhood education at Columbia University in New York. She taught for the South Orange School District in South Orange, N.J., for many years. She became a professor of early childhood education and taught at Kean University in Union, N.J., until her retirement. Dr. Joseph Hahn of Bayonne, N.J., was her lifelong companion. Sally Ann is also survived by her cousins, Alice Cathey of Monroeville, Madge Carpenter of New York City, N.Y., and Bruce Grubb of Everett, Pa. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Redstone Highlands Chapel, 6 Garden Center, Greensburg, officiated by Acting Chaplain Jo Anderson. Arrangements were handled by the BASH-NIED FUNERAL HOME, 152 Abbe Place, Delmont, 724-468-8381.

John Edward Timko
North Huntingdon
John Edward Timko Sr., 83, of North Huntingdon, died peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001. John was born Oct. 20, 1918, a son of the late Nicholas Timko and Anna Timko Pavlik. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Michael. John is survived by his wife of 60 years, Veronica; his son, John and wife, Nancy Timko, of North Huntingdon and family: grandson Greg and granddaughter Wendy and husband, Jim Criner; a daughter, Janice Timko of Austin, Texas, and granddaughter Chrissi and husband, Jim Jackson, great-granddaughters, Emma and Natalie of San Antonio, Texas, granddaughter Shannon and husband, Lee Daniel, and great-grandson, Jonathan of Euless, Texas; daughter, Jeanne and husband, Rick Evans, of Indianola and granddaughter Ashley; and daughter, Joni and husband, Richard Nanci of Indianola and family: granddaughter Camille and husband, Todd Killian, and great-grandson Cody. He is also survived by a brother, Albert Timko of Gerard, Pa. He was a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Irwin. John was a World War II Army veteran serving in France. He worked as a boilermaker and apprentice instructor for the Edgar Thomson Works with 42 years of service until his retirement in 1982. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Huntingdon.

James S. Cameron
Clairton
James S. Cameron, 76, on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, in Life Care Hospital of Pittsburgh. He was born Aug. 26, 1925, son of the late Charles and Genevieve (Nicholson) Cameron. Mr. Cameron was a hair stylist with Chermer Salon in Castle Shannon. He was an Army veteran of World War II and received the Purple Heart. He attended Pine Run United Methodist Church in Clairton and was a member of the VFW Clairton Post #803 (Wilson). Husband of the late Dora Mae (Mayer) Cameron; father of Scott Cameron of Clairton, Melissa Crowley of South Park and James Smith of Bartow, Fla.; brother of Walter Cameron of Finleyville, Mildred Barker of Large, June Stafford of New Castle, Charlotte Trainer of Finleyville and Margaret Valdez of Clairton. Also survived by five grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 Fifth St., Clairton, where a Funeral Service will be Saturday at 8 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Ronald A. Wanless will officiate.

Judy K. (Minor)(nee Simmons) Chaklos
Las Vegas
Formerly of Upper St. Clair
Judy K. (Minor)(nee Simmons) Chaklos, age 56, on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001. She was a 1964 graduate of Upper St. Clair High School and received an associates degree from West Liberty College in 1965. Judy was the office manager for her husband John's dental practice in both Oakdale and Las Vegas. She was a former Girl Scout Leader in Upper St. Clair and taught Sunday school at Bethel Presbyterian Church in Bethel Park. Wife of Dr. John C. Chaklos Jr.; mother of Tara J. Minor-Rogers of Nashville, Tenn, David J. Minor of Las Vegas; stepmother of James M. Chaklos of Pittsburgh, Deborah L. Chaklos of Wilkins Twp. and Jordan A. Chaklos-Sracic of Blairsville; daughter of the late Myrl Simmons and Rita E. (Riggs) Simmons; sister of Chas R. Simmons of McMurray and Virginia L. Rapoza of Columbia, Md.; stepgrandmother of Steven Chaklos. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, E. Pittsburgh (412-824-8800). Funeral Service in St. Maurice Church Saturday at 10 a.m. Burial in Monongahela Cemetery, North Braddock. Memorial donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, c/o 1620 Murray Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.

Annabel (Doran) Cubbison
Churchill
Annabel (Doran) Cubbison, 82, of Churchill, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, in Pittsburgh. Beloved wife of the late John A. Cubbison; loving mother of Cheryl Cervay and husband Mike of Indianapolis, Ind., Jack T. Cubbison and William L. Cubbison; four grandchildren; sister of Sister Mary Catherine Doran, James Doran, the late Peggy Grimsley and Julia Vrabel. Friends received Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the JOHN L. QUINLAN FUNERAL HOME INC., 975 Airbrake Ave., Turtle Creek. Mass of Christian Burial in St. John Fisher Church, Churchill, Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Interment in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville.

Edward C. 'Butch' Earley
Munhall
Edward C. "Butch" Earley, 91, on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001. He was a retired supervisor with E.L. Wiegand. Husband of the late Ruth (Morrison) Earley; father of Patricia Popoleo of Belle Vernon, David G. (Joanne) Earley of Peters Twp., the Rev. Paul E. (Jackie) Earley of Alabama and Laurel (Peter) Isager of Peters Twp.; brother of Helen Kerr of North Braddock. Also survived by 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Friends received Thursday and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME INC., A Golden Rule Member Firm, 3511 Main St., Munhall. Services in Calvary Baptist Church Saturday at 11 a.m. Memorials may be made to the Family Hospice or Calvary Baptist Church, Walker at Anborn Drive, West Mifflin, PA 15122.

Andrew G. Harvilla
Murrysville
Andrew G. Harvilla, age 53, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001. Beloved husband of Annette C. (Krempasky); loving father of Kristi M. and Andrew J. Harvilla; son of Mary (Seman) and the late Steven Harvilla of Central City, Pa.; brother of Steven Harvilla of Detroit, Mich., John Harvilla of Huntsville, Ala., Mary Petitpren of New Orleans, La., Joseph Harvilla of Gibsonia and the late Ann Moutoux. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Andy was president and CEO of Technical and Machining Services, Inc., located in George Westinghouse Technology Park. He retired from Westinghouse Science and Technology Center, was a Vietnam Navy veteran and a member of St. Bernadette Church. Friends received Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES, LTD./ROTH CHAPEL, 7450 Saltsburg Road (at Universal Road), Penn Hills. Mass of Christian Burial Monday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Bernadette Church, Monroeville.

Helen E. Kelly
East Pittsburgh
Helen E. Kelly, a lifelong resident of East Pittsburgh, age 78, on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001. Ms. Kelly was a retired employee of Robicon in Plum. Sister of John P. Kelly of E. Pittsburgh, and the late Francis Kelly, Mary Kelly and Janet Campbell. Friends may call Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave., E. Pittsburgh (412-824-8800). Mass of Christian Burial in St. William Church of Holy Cross Parish Friday at 10 a.m.

Mary E. McCain
Pittsburgh
Mary E. McCain, 84, on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2001. Daughter of the late Nannie S. and Harold Beckett McCain of Steubenville, Ohio. She earned a degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh, and was a retiree of U.S. Steel Corp. She had been active in the Women's Organization of Third Presbyterian Church, and served as a trustee for a number of years. A memorial service will be held at Third Presbyterian Church, Fifth and Negley avenues, in Pittsburgh, on Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, at 11 a.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Third Presbyterian Church. H. SAMSON INC., in charge of arrangements. 

Edgar C. McGregor
Ross
Edgar C. McGregor, 75, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, in Allegheny General Hospital. Mr. McGregor worked as a salesman and retired from L.T.V. Steel Co. and Amaraca. He served his country in the Navy during World War II. He was born in Manorville, Pa., Sept., 13, 1926, son of George McGregor and Turie Henry McGregor. He is survived by his friend, Raymond Hinderliter of Ross; a brother, Joseph McGregor and his wife Pat McGregor; a sister-in-law, Patricia McGregor Babyak; nieces, nephews and many close friends. Preceded in death by brothers George and Robert McGregor. Services and interment will be private. Arrangements are being handled by the SIMONS FUNERAL HOME INC., 7720 Perry Highway, Ross, www.simonsfuneralhomeinc.com. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Southwest Region, 241 Fourth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1744.

Molly Mulone
Cheswick
Molly Mulone, 89, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, in Harmar Village, Harmar Twp. She was born March 12, 1912, in Tarentum, to the late P.J. and Maria Beneventano Greco, and has been a lifelong resident of the area. Mrs. Mulone, along with her late husband Joseph F. Mulone, were owners of the Cheswick Theaters and the 356 Cinemas in Buffalo Twp. She was a member of the National Association of Theater Owners, St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church in Springdale and a former member of the Catholic Daughters of America at the church. Survived by one son, Nick Mulone of Cheswick; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one brother, Robert Greco of Tarentum. Preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joseph F. Mulone in 1996; five brothers, Fred, Alex, John, Raymond and Joseph Greco; three sisters, Virginia Stabile, Theresa Geraci and Helen Aloi. Friends received Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in CHESWICK at the CHARLES B. JARVIE FUNERAL HOME INC., 1607 Pittsburgh St. Christian Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Alphonsus Church, with burial to follow in Deer Creek Cemetery.

George E. Oakes
Churchill
George E. Oakes, 78, on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001. Mr. Oakes was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army in the Pacific Theater with the combat engineers. He was a charter member of East Pittsburgh VFW Post #5008. He was a retired production coordinator with Westinghouse with 44 years of service. For 16 years, George served as scoutmaster for Boys Scout Troop #98 in Forest Hills, East Boroughs Council. He was a founding member, Eucharistic minister and greeter at St. John Fisher Church. He was a noted contributor to the "Letters to the Editor" in various Pittsburgh newspapers with over 160 published and was a frequent caller to Pittsburgh radio talk shows. He was a member of Churchill AARP #1411, its golf league, and was a devoted member of Notre Dame Subway Alumni. He was an active member of Turtle Creek Senior Citizens at the Human Service Center. Husband of 55 years to Virginia M. (Limbacher) Oakes; father of Raymond of E. Pittsburgh, P. Robert of Virginia and Thomas K. of E. Pittsburgh; brother of Marilyn Freedline of Washington Twp.; grandfather of John T. and Carly Rose Oakes. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave., E. Pittsburgh (412-824-8800). Mass of Christian Burial in St. John Fisher Church at 11 a.m. Saturday. Entombment with military honors will be in Penn-Lincoln Cemetery, North Huntingdon.

Richard E. Schwirian
Elizabeth
Richard E. Schwirian, 86, on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, in McKeesport Hospital. He was born Feb. 12, 1915, in Smithdale, Pa., son of Joseph and Anna Halavatts Schwirian. Mr. Schwirian was a retired self-employed milk hauler. He was a member of Elizabeth United Methodist Church. He was a former mayor of Elizabeth and former member of Elizabeth Lions Club. Survived by his wife, Mary Irene (Patton) Schwirian; three daughters, Patricia Meehleib, Sandra Toth and Susan Kenders, all of Elizabeth; two sons, Richard E. Schwirian of Pleasant Hills and Lawrence C. Schwirian of Auburndale, Mass.; a sister, Gertrude Clement of Elizabeth; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 Second St., Elizabeth, where services will be 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Ronald C. Lindahl as officiant. Interment in Round Hill Cemetery, accompanied by a chapel service.

Paul Smith Settle
Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Paul Smith Settle died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, in Preston Health Center at The Cypress, Hilton Head Plantation, S.C. He was born Oct. 26, 1914, in Drexel Hill, Pa., the son of Paul S. and Victorine Torpin Settle. Mr. Settle graduated from Upper Darby High School, and in 1936, from Lehigh University, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. On Sept. 17, 1937, he married Mary Adele Broas, to whom he was happily married until her death in 1993. His 17-year career with the Pennsylvania Railroad led him, in 1953, to the Railway Maintenance Corporation in Pittsburgh, where he was president from 1962-78. He was chairman of the Railway Progress Institute and served on the board of directors of several companies. Mr. Settle held patents for his inventions and improvements to railway maintenance equipment. He was a Shriner, a member of the Duquesne Club of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Field Club and a 60-year member of the Masonic Order. After 25 years in Fox Chapel, he and Mary retired to Spanish Wells on Hilton Head Island in 1978. In 1992, they became charter residents of The Cypress. Mr. Settle is survived by three daughters, Mollie Carleton of Hanover, N.H., Patsy Dobos of San Francisco, Calif., and Peggy Parke of Lutz, Fla.; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be conducted in St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Hilton Head Island, Saturday, Dec. 15, at 11 a.m. Private interment will be in Six Oaks Memorial Park. A reception will follow at The Cypress. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hilton Head Humane Association, PO Box 21790, Hilton Head Island, SC 29925. THE ISLAND FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.

Linda (Esper) Stosic
Munhall
Linda (Esper) Stosic, on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001. Wife of the late Frank; mother of Frank, Nadia and husband Jim Kondas, and Michael, all of Munhall; sister of Sally Nemy, Nehed Abraham and the late Nadia Kahlil; grandmother of Miranda Stosic and Dimitria Kondas. Friends received in the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. George Antiochan Orthodox Church, Oakland.

Christine B. (Pokrzywinski) Suley
Braddock Hills
Christine B. (Pokrzywinski) Suley, 78, on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001. Wife of the late Frank Suley; mother of John Prislitski of North Huntingdon and Leonard Suley of Chicago; stepmother of Donna Suley of Swissvale; grandmother of Christine Wolf of Philadelphia and Layne Suley of Chicago; sister of Leonard Pokriva of Trafford, and the late Josephine Pesto, Helen Yanowich and Stella Parczyk. Friends may call Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave., E. Pittsburgh (412-824-8800), where Blessing Service will be Monday at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Braddock Catholic Cemetery.

Paula Tognarine
Jefferson Hills
Formerly of Clairton
Paula Tognarine, 42, on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, in Jefferson Center Hospital. She was born Jan. 5, 1959, in McKeesport, daughter of Joseph and Leona (Wallace) Mitchko of Lincoln Boro. Mrs. Tognarine was a secretary for Dr. Robert Mitro. She was a 1977 graduate of St. Elizabeth High School in Pleasant Hills and a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Christopher J. Tognarine; brothers, Michael Mitchko of Elizabeth Twp. and William Mitchko of Clairton; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Mitchko in 1993. Visitation Friday noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 Fifth St., Clairton. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Clairton, with the Rev. Bernard Shulik as celebrant. Burial in St. Clare Cemetery, Clairton.

Claude M. Williams
Pittsburgh
Claude M. Williams, age 87, on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, in St. Clair Hospital, Mt. Lebanon Twp. He was born in Irvona, Pa., the son of the late Grant and Maude (Lallment) Williams. In addition to his parents, Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his wife, Helen (Krachala) Williams; a daughter, Claudia Williams; and several brothers and sisters, Ione Sutkus, Mary Morgret, Viola Grigor, and Blair, Karl, Kenneth, George and Faye Williams. Mr. Williams is survived by his dear friend, Donna Scafede; a son, C. Grant Williams; a sister, Margaret Hester of Forest Hills; and three grandchildren, Kelly, Heidi and Ryan Williams. Prior to his retirement, Claude was employed as a crane operator in the steel industry. Family will receive friends Friday 2 to 4:30 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 707 East St., North Side, www.schellhaasfuneralhome.com. Funeral Saturday at 10 a.m. in Holy Emmanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. John Haeberle officiating. Interment in Allegheny Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in Claude's name to his church, Holy Emmanuel Lutheran Church, corner of James and Suismon streets, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

Madalen "Madge" (Kolaya) Socklege
Herminie
Madalen ``Madge'' (Kolaya) Socklege, 70, of Herminie, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at her home. She was born March 11, 1931, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (McKloas) Kolaya. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Pittsburgh Reflector of Irwin as an assembler. She was a member of St. Edward Roman Catholic Church, Herminie, and St. Edward Altar Rosary Society. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Rose Kolaya; and a brother, John Kolaya. Mrs. Socklege, ``Madge,'' is survived by her husband of 44 years, John J. Socklege; two sisters, Mary Teacher of Greensburg and Betty Dubaich of North Huntingdon; a sister-in-law, Geraldine Kleid of Herminie; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Herminie, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Edward Roman Catholic Church, Herminie, with the Rev. Lawrence L. Manchas as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park. A St. Edward parish wake service will be held Sunday at 3 p.m., followed by a parish rosary in the funeral home.


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