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|ANNA IARUSSI AMICONE
Anna Iarussi Amicone, 82, of North Huntingdon, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, at her home. She was born Jan. 7, 1917, in North Side, Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Jiuseppi and Rosina Fontecchia Iarussi of Abruzzi, Italy. She was a self-employed hairdresser for many years. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church of Irwin and its Golden Echoes, member of the AARP, and was a Red Cross volunteer during World War II. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Joseph Iarussi; and a sister, Margaret Cannella. Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Lewis Amicone; a daughter, Linda A. and her husband, Jack Wampler, of Greensburg; two sons, Lewis C. and his wife, Susan Amicone, of North Huntingdon and Robert A. and his wife, Joann Amicone, of Ligonier; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Nellie Sturno of Orlando, Fla. Friends were received Monday at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., Fifth and Oak streets, Irwin, and will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will follow in the North Side Catholic Cemetery, Pittsburgh.
MARSHA A. (BAGGLEY) BARD
Marsha A. (Baggley) Bard, 55, of Greensburg, died Monday, Nov. 22, 1999, in Latrobe Hospital. She was born April 30, 1944, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Russell and Anna Baggley. Marsha was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Jeannette, the Les Ami Bowling League and the Main Bowl in Greensburg, and was an avid bingo player. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Benson. Marsha is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Kenneth Bard; a son, Russell Bard and fiancee, Anna Finney, of Latrobe; a sister, Lillian Miller and Tony Morelli of Jeannette; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive family and friends at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC. AT TWIN VALLEY, 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, (724) 468-1177, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Marsha's funeral service wiIl be held in the funeral home Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Dale Roddy, of the First United Methodist Church of Jeannette, officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. Kevin P. Altman, supervisor, in charge of arrangements.
HELEN R. WILKINS BLUM
Helen R. Wilkins Blum, of Monroeville, died Monday, Nov. 22, 1999. Employee of MSA (Mine Safety Appliances) for 43 years. Beloved wife of Edward C.; beloved mother of Edward V. of Butler, Memory R. Campbell of Oakmont, and Charleen H. Sokol of Harrison City; six grandchildren; two great-grandsons; sister of Audrey Baumgartel, Dale Miller, and Ronald Wilkins. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Member of the Eastern Star Lodge #647, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Friends received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Services Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Penn Hills.
AGNES V. FLOCK
Agnes V. Flock, 85, of Greensburg, died Monday, Nov. 22, 1999, in the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Dec. 14, 1913, in Yukon, a daughter of the late Michael and Frances Danec Kamarchik. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Greensburg, the Order of Eastern Star, the Ladies Auxiliary of Kedron Commandery No. 18 and the Women's Interfaith Bowling League. She was an honorary member of the Swede Hill Civic Association and was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Carbon Volunteer Fire Department. For the past 30 years, she had been employed by Mark Ferry Auctioneers. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her beloved husband, Harry G. Flock Sr.; three brothers, Rudolph, Joseph, and Michael Kamarchik; and five sisters, Anna Mae Woolfolk, Julia Dent, Mary Sturnick, Pauline Vertacnik and Bertha Korber. She is survived by four sons, the Rev. Richard H. Flock and his wife, Barbara, of Greensburg, Dr. William M. Flock and his wife, Sue, of Chattanooga, Tenn., Harry G. Flock Jr. and his wife, Frances, and Norman D. Flock and his wife, Donna, all of New Stanton; 11 grandchildren, Timothy R., Andrew R., Harry G. ``Guy'' III, Patrick A., Jeremy D., Matthew R. and Zachary M. Flock, Linda Davis, JayeAnn Senner, Dana M. Findley and Jessica Shadron; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Pete Kamarchik and his wife, Catherine, of Greensburg and Walter Kamarchik of Olmsted, Ohio; two sisters, Frances Stevenson and her husband, Harrold ``Red,'' of Greensburg and Matilda Makar and her husband, Frank, of Youngwood; a daughter-in-law, Shirley Flock of Littleton, Colo., and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, 505 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Services will be held Wednesday at noon in the First Lutheran Church, Greensburg, with the Rev. E. Allen Scanlon and the Rev. Craig T. Hess, co-officiating. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park. Should friends desire, memorials may be placed with the First Lutheran Church, 246 S. Main St., Greensburg.
RANDY LEE HOLBY
Randy Lee Holby, 45, of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., formerly of New Alexandria, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, at his home. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC. AT TWIN VALLEY, 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, (724) 468-1177. Kevin P. Altman, supervisor, in charge.
GEORGE R. KARDELL
George R. Kardell, of West Mifflin, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999. Husband of Paula Kardell; two sons, Kenneth of Duquesne and Wayne of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Louise Zavodny and Anne Guthrie; a sister-in-law, Eleanor Kardell; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. Funeral service Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment Monongahela Cemetery, North Braddock. He was a retired Port Authority bus driver and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II.
WALTER C. KISER
Walter C. ``Wally'' Kiser, 60, of Derry RD3, died Monday, Nov. 22, 1999. He was born Sept. 9, 1939, in Port Vue, a son of the late John and Christine Gochnour Kiser. He was employed in customer service for AGL Inc. of Wall, had retired from Equitable Gas Co. with 37 years of service, and had formerly sung with the ``Twiliters'' from McKeesport. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Zachary; and his mother-in-law, Louise C. Puschman. Wally is survived by his wife, Cathy M. Puschman Kiser; a son, Justin W.; and a daughter, Stephanie L., all at home; four brothers, John Allen Kiser of Mt. Vernon, Donald Kiser of Port Vue, Gary Kiser of Jeannette and Kris Kiser of Homestead. The family will receive friends Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the MICHAEL J. QUINLISK FUNERAL HOME INC., 548 N. Chestnut St., Derry. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 2 p.m. in St. Joseph Church with the Rev. Stephen C. West as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Derry.
DOLORES J. KOZAR
Dolores J. Kozar, 71, of Tarrs, died Monday, Nov. 22, 1999, in Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. She was born Feb. 8, 1928, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Josephine Isola Tate. Mrs. Kozar was a member of the East Huntingdon Firemen's Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the Visitation Roman Catholic Church of Mt. Pleasant. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Kozar, in March 1992. She is survived by her loving family: her children, Robert H. Kozar and his wife, Cindy, of Ruffsdale, David J. Kozar, Thomas E. Kozar and William P. Kozar, all of Tarrs, and Tracey Kuchar and her husband, William, of Ruffsdale; two grandchildren, William Kozar Jr. and Kristi Kozar, both of Greensburg; and two sisters, Ann Bierer of Tarrs and Betty Hagood of Cheyenne, Wyo. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, John Tate; and two sisters, Marie Germano and Geraldine Shondelmyer. Friends will be received Tuesday from 12 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at GALONE-CARUSO'S, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Visitation R.C. Church, Mt. Pleasant, with the Rev. Anthony W. Ditto as celebrant. Interment Visitation Parish Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant.
ROSE M. MARNE
Rose M. Marne, 89, of Mt. Pleasant, died Monday morning, Nov. 22, 1999, at Latrobe Area Hospital. Rose was born July 5, 1910, in Catanzaro, Italy, a daughter of the late Costontino and Michelena Donato Caroleo. She was a member of St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church and was also a member of the Ladies Lodge Sons of Italy, Sons of Columbus Ladies Lodge and also a member of the Ladies of Mt. Carmel and the Mt. Pleasant Senior Citizens. Rose was the loving mother of Peter F. Marne and his wife, Bonnie, of Kecksburg, and Richard J. Marne at home; three grandchildren, Beth Ann Giles and her husband, James, Peter Scott Marne and his wife, Johanna, and Keith David Marne and his wife, Jill; three great-grandchildren, Ethan Scott Marne, Kathryn Rose Giles, and Noah Robert Marne; a sister, Mrs. Carmela Rega of Mt. Pleasant; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Frank Marne, in 1973. Friends will be received in the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 11 a.m. in the St. Pius X R.C. Church with the Rev. Father Michael W. Matusak as celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. Pius X Cemetery. Parish wake service will be held in the funeral home Tuesday at 3 p.m. The Ladies of Mt. Carmel Society of St. Pius will recite the rosary in the funeral home Tuesday at 6 p.m.
THOMAS F. MOOGAN SR.
Thomas F. Moogan Sr., 87, of Wellsville, N.Y., died Monday, Nov. 22, 1999, in his home. On Jan. 15, 1946, in Imperial, Pa., he married the former Laura Logan, who predeceased him on April 14, 1994. Surviving is a daughter, L. Christine Moogan of Olean, N.Y. He was predeceased, in addition to his wife, by a son, Thomas F. Moogan Jr., on Aug. 24, 1993. Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the J.W. EMBSER SONS FUNERAL HOME INC., Wellsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Nov. 27, at 11 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. A prayer service will precede the Mass at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
EDWARD T. SAINT
Edward T. Saint, 96, of Greensburg, formerly of Grapeville, died Monday, Nov. 22, 1999, in the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born July 28, 1903, in Jeannette, a son of the late John T. Saint and Mary Millet Saint Joyce. Prior to retirement, he was an employee of the Hempfield Area School District. He was also a former self-employed electrician. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Blanche Saint; three brothers, Charles, William, and Isaac Saint; two sisters, Lucy Baker and Myrtle Baker; and three grandchildren, Gary, Henrietta, and Diane Saint. Survived by two sons, George E. Saint and his wife, Charlotte, of Greensburg and Edward T. Saint Jr. and wife, Ilene, of Grand Prairie, Texas; two daughters, Audrey Czerpak of Delmont and Mary Jackie Mattrisch and husband, Arnold, of Wisconsin. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received in the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Martin R. Koss officiating. Interment will follow in the Jeannette Memorial Park, Penn Township.
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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, 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.
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.
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 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 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. St. Bartholomew Rosary Altar Society will hold services Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the funeral home.
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 was 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.
ALICE M. WARD RALPH
Alice M. Ward Ralph, 87, of Shafton, 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 son, Elmer W. 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 and wife, Anita, 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.