|Richard B. "Bud" Alcott
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
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
Karen Sue Schwartz Jakubek Janssens
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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)
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
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
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
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
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,
Doris R. Smillie
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
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,
John Edward Timko
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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
Richard E. Schwirian
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
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
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.
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
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
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.