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RUBY AARTHUN 

Ruby Aarthun, of the South Side, on Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999. Wife of the late Sverre. Beloved mother of Charlotte Campbell, Stina Levithan, and Roland Oslund. Grandmother of Ernest Tack, Lisa Shemasek, Joseph Slick, Erik Slick, and Evan Oslund. Also, survived by eight great-grandchildren. 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 WENSLOVAS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 79 S. 19th St., South Side, where services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. Ruby was a member of the Scandinavian Society of Western PA, Sons of Norway, Humane Society, Farm Animal Sanctuary, and Native American Indians Rites. 

CAROLYN MARIE SUPANCIC BOLD 

Carolyn Marie Supancic Bold, 86, of Penn, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, in Beverly Healthcare, Murrysville. She was born Jan. 28, 1913, in Claridge, a daughter of the late Frank and Anna Lazar Supancic. She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church of Penn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Leo Bold; a son, Alan; two brothers, John and Frank Supancic; and a sister, Mollie Supancic. Survived by two daughters, Mary Ann Price and her husband, Richard, of Forest Hills and Alberta Cervenak and her husband, Ron, of Murrysville; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Pete and Bill Supancic, both of Claridge; two sisters, Annie Rednock of Export and Elsie Freustorfer of Bethel Park; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Boniface Church, Penn. Interment will follow in St. Boniface Cemetery, Hempfield Township. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Beverly Healthcare, Logans Ferry Road, Murrysville, PA 15668. 

JOHN W. BURWINKEL SR. 

John W. ``Jack'' Burwinkel Sr., died suddenly Friday, Nov. 19, 1999. Beloved husband of Lois Ifft Burwinkel. Father of John W. Burwinkel Jr., Beth Burwinkel Shafer, and the late Loann Burwinkel. Brother of Lawrence G. Burwinkel and the late Kenneth C. Burwinkel. Also, survived by seven grandchildren. Friends will be received at the JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS INC., 4900 Centre Ave. at Devonshire Street, Pittsburgh, Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. John Capistran Church. Remembrances may be made to Family House. 

PHYLLIS JEAN ELIZABETH HARSHMAN CHAIN 

Phyllis Jean Elizabeth Harshman Chain, 72, of Clay Avenue, Mt. Pleasant, died Saturday afternoon, Nov. 20, 1999, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born June 30, 1927, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Alvin and Lillian Burger Harshman. Phyllis was a member of St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, Mt. Pleasant. Phyllis leaves to cherish her memories, her loving and devoted children, Catherine Guptill and her husband, Charles, of Texas, John Chain Jr. of Mt. Pleasant, and Pamela Whitt of Mt. Pleasant; four grandchildren, Anthony, Michael, and Charles Guptill Jr., and Amber Chain; and the following brothers and sisters, Earl Harshman of Greensburg, Doreen Toth of Jeannette, Wanneda Gray of Reno, Nev., Vernelle Sullenberger of Greensburg, Donald Harshman and his wife, Margaret, of Florida, Penny Vineyard of North Carolina, and Cindy Harshman of Scottdale. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John William Chain; and a sister, Agnes Allshouse, who died in 1984. Phyllis' 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 1 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Michael W. Matusak, pastor of St. Pius X R.C. Church, Mt. Pleasant, officiating. Interment will follow in the Scottdale Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to one's favorite charity in memory of Phyllis J. Chain.

MARY GOLEK 

Mary Golek, 85, of South Greensburg, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Feb. 24, 1914, in Youngwood, a daughter of the late John and Katherine Hutec Smolka. She was a member of St. Bruno Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Golek; a daughter, Mary Kay Golek; two sisters, Erma Smolka and Catherine Johnson; and five brothers, Stephen, Michael, George, Albert and John Smolka. She is survived by two brothers, Joseph Smolka and Thomas Smolka and wife, Martha, all of Youngwood; two sisters, Ann White of Greensburg and Josephine Perintozzi of Monongahela; and several nieces and nephews. Viewing will be private. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 2 p.m. in St. Bruno Church, South Greensburg, with Father Blane Resko, O.S.B., as celebrant. Interment will follow in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery, Greensburg. Arrangements are under the direction of the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME, 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, (724) 837-0020, www.pantalone.com. Natale N. Pantalone, funeral director. 

ROSE E. HAWANCHAK

Rose E. Hawanchak, 80, of Latrobe, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, at Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born May 19, 1919, in Derry, a daughter of the late Joseph and Lucy Oliver DelleDonne. She was a member of St. Vincent Basilica, Latrobe, and retired from Newcomer Products. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Hawanchak; two brothers; and two sisters. Survived by a daughter, Rita Zurick and her husband, Joseph, of Library; two sisters, Vivian Cornelius of Latrobe and Ann Zurick of Latrobe; a grandson, Mark Zurick and his wife, Carla; and two great-grandchildren, Maura Zurick and Mark Andrew Zurick. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Vincent Basilica. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery, Unity Township. 
 
JOHN F. KENNEY SR.

John F. ``Jack'' Kenney Sr., 75, of Crabtree, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, in the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Feb. 25, 1924, in Crabtree, a son of the late George Sr. and Catherine McClain Kenney. After attending public school in the Greensburg Salem School District, he attended St. Vincent College. During World War II, he served in the European Theater as a platoon sergeant and saw action in the Ardennes Forest during the Battle of the Bulge. In addition to being a lifelong Democrat and active in Democratic party circles, he was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, the Crabtree Volunteer Fire Department, the Jeannette American Legion, and served on the Salem Township and Greensburg Salem Recreation Boards. He gave much of his time to guide and direct young people by coaching little league, pony league, prep league and American Legion baseball. He served on the Greensburg Salem School Board for 19 years and represented the school district on the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit Board for 15 years. As a member of the Greensburg Salem and WIU boards, he negotiated numerous collective bargaining agreements with both professional and classified employees. He was employed by Kennametal Inc. for 20 years, was a District Justice for two years and served as a Workers Compensation Judge in the PA Department of Labor and Industry for 27 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Ronald and Paul; two brothers, George Jr. and William; a sister, Ann Januck; and two infant sisters. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Marguerite Ferlin Kenney; his son, Dr. Jack Kenney Jr. of Greensburg and his wife, Peggy, and their two children, Justin and Jessica; his daughter, Maureen Fleck of Greensburg and her husband, Jim, and their daughter, Danielle; his son, Patrick Kenney of Winter Springs, Fla., and his wife, Posie, and their children, Kellie, Shane, Katie and Megan; his son, Dr. Donald Kenney of Columbia, S.C., and his wife, Lael, and their children, Manya, Emma and Madison; his son, Kevin Kenney of Columbus, Ohio, and his son, Ryan; and his granddaughter and the daughter of his deceased son, Ronald, Deanna Lynn Hrosik of Hudson, Ohio, and her husband, Mike, and their children, Haley and Ryan. He is also survived by his sister, Rita McFeeley of Greensburg and her husband, John; his sisters-in-law, Eleanor Kenney of Crabtree and Peggy Kenney of Latrobe; his brother-in-law, Joe Januck of Natrona Heights; and numerous nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends will be received at the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME, 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, (724) 837-0020, www.pantalone.com, Monday from 7 to 9 P.M. and Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 A.M. in St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Crabtree. Interment with full military honors will follow in the Calvary Hill Cemetery, Crabtree, accorded by the VFW Post #33 Honor Guard, Greensburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the John F. Kenney Sr. Scholarship Fund, c/o Dr. John F. Kenney Jr., 404 Sheffield Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601. Natale N. Pantalone, funeral director.

WINIFRED PALMER 

Winifred Palmer, wife of professional golfer Arnold Palmer, and a community leader in Latrobe in the fields of literacy and health care, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at her Latrobe home, after a 13-month illness with peritoneal carcinoma. A private memorial service will be held Monday at Unity Chapel, Unity Township, with a private reception to follow. A memorial service is also being planned for the immediate future in Orlando, Fla., where the Palmers have made their winter home since the late 1960s. There will be no funeral home visitation. Persons wishing to pay tribute to Mrs. Palmer may make contributions to the Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Foundation, West Second Avenue, Latrobe, PA 15650, or to the Adams Memorial Library, 1112 Ligonier St., Latrobe, PA 15650. Winifred Palmer was born Feb. 22, 1934, in Williamsport, one of three children of Martin S. and Mary Walzer. She grew up in the Allentown/Bethlehem area of eastern Pennsylvania, graduated from the Moravian Seminary for Girls and enrolled at Brown University's Pembroke College, intending to pursue a career as an interior designer. However, she soon switched to a business/economics major. This was more to her liking, but she put it all behind her when she met Arnold Palmer at a golf tournament at Shawnee-on-the-Delaware in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains just days after he had won the U.S. Amateur Championship in Detroit in August of 1954. Mrs. Palmer was at Arnold's side as he achieved fame and fortune in the world of professional golf and business, and became one of the most popular and successful players of the game. She served as a board member of the LAH Charitable Foundation, the Orlando Regional Healthcare System (which operates the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Women), the Adams Memorial Library and St. Vincent College, Latrobe. She was active in advisory capacities in the operations of the Latrobe Country Club and the Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, serving as vice-president and director of both family-owned operations, and was a consultant to Lexington Furniture in the creation of its Palmer Collection. Mrs. Palmer, who pointedly remained in the background of the busy public life of her husband, described herself in a newspaper interview as a ``person person'' rather than the ``people person'' that he has always been during his career. ``We met on Labor Day, were engaged on Columbus Day, and married Dec. 20, five days before Christmas,'' she said in the interview. ``I've never caught up with Christmas since then.'' She came to love the Latrobe community after her marriage. ``The people are so nice. No class distinctions. They're just wonderful.'' She was an avid reader and long-time booster of the Adams Memorial Library. The Palmers supported the library's summer reading program for children. Mrs. Palmer also was interested in gardening, classical music, and hummingbirds, which were attracted to feeders at her home. Both early risers, she usually joined her husband on morning walks or bicycling before getting into the day's activities. Mrs. Palmer is survived by two daughters, Peggy (Mrs. Peter Wears) of Durham, N.C., and Amy (Mrs. Roy Saunders) of Windermere, Fla.; and seven grandchildren. Her father resides in Melbourne, Fla., and her brother, Marty, in Danville, Pa., Her mother and another brother, John, are deceased. The HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe (724) 537-5575, is in charge of arrangements. 

BELINDA R. PATRIZIO 

Belinda R. Patrizio, 92, of Murrysville, formerly of Oakmont, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999. She was born Oct. 5, 1907, in Friuli, Italy, a daughter of the late Guido and Teresa Martina Fussaro. She lived in Oakmont from 1927 to 1996. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Patrizio, in 1969; a grandson, Ronald Stoll, in 1982; and a sister, Josephine Edmunds. She is survived by a son, William Patrizio and his wife, Sally, of McMurray; two daughters, Dolores Patrizio of Rockville, Md., and Geraldine Stoll of Murrysville; a brother, Rudolph Fussaro of Oakmont; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JOHN T. HART FUNERAL HOME, Murrysville. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville. Interment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. If desired, memorials may be made to the Ronald Stoll Trail, c/o the Municipality of Murrysville, Recreation Department; or to one's favorite charity. 

SISTER JEAN FRANCES PETERS, S.C. 

Sister Jean Frances Peters, S.C., 87, a former teacher and volunteer in services to the elderly, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 1999, at Caritas Christi, the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity, Greensburg. Born July 7, 1912, in Yukon, the daughter of the late Otto and Margaret (Gillespie) Peters. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant brother, Regis. An alumna of St. Joseph Academy, she gained her Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education from Duquesne University in 1949. She entered the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill from St. Lawrence O'Toole Parish, Pittsburgh, on Dec. 8, 1931. Sister taught middle and upper elementary students in the Dioceses of Pittsburgh, Greensburg and Tucson, Ariz., and in Bethesda, Md. Later, she served as a volunteer at Kane Hospital and participated in the Senior Companion Program sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging. Sister Jean Frances retired in 1995 and returned to Greensburg in 1997. Friends will be received Monday from 1:30 to 6:45 p.m. at Caritas Christi, Mt. Thor Road, Greensburg. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of the Assumption, Caritas Christi. Interment in Sisters' Cemetery, Seton Hill, Greensburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Charity, DePaul Center, Mt. Thor Road, Greensburg, PA 15601. 

ALICE M. WARD RALPH 

Alice M. Ward Ralph, 87, of Greencastle, Pa., died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999. She was born Jan. 8, 1912, in Shafton, a daughter of the late Thomas Edison and Anna Marie (Clark) Ward. She was a homemaker, and a member of the First United Methodist Church, Irwin, and the Ladies Auxiliary F.O.E. #1671, Irwin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Ralph; a brother, William Ward; and a sister, Margaret Hawk. Survived by a son, Ronald G. Ralph and wife, Phyllis, of Greencastle; a grandson, Ronald L. Ralph of Greensburg; and a great-granddaughter, Brook Painter. Friends will be received at the VINCENT V. RODGERS FUNERAL HOME, 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Frank M. Sherman officiating. Interment Irwin Union Cemetery. 

EMMA M. BUGOSH

Emma M. Bugosh, 79, of Scottdale, died early Saturday morning, Nov. 20, 1999, in St. Andrews Village, Indiana, Pa. Emma'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 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 Roman Catholic 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. 
 
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 received friends Saturday at The Hansen Library at Sewickley Academy, 315 Academy Ave., Sewickley, and will receive friends 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. 

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. 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 Roman Catholic 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 were received Sunday at the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette. 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. 
 
 

 Anthony Louis ``Tony'' Marie 
 
ANTHONY LOUIS MARIE 

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

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 were received Sunday and will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Services will be held Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home. 

ADELINE TEMPESTA 

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


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