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ELINORE M. ALLISON

Elinore M. Allison, of Mt. Pleasant, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, in the Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant. She was born in Scottdale, a daughter of the late Charles and Edith June Myer Milliron. She retired from the Mt. Pleasant Area School District after 35 years of service. During this time she was the secretary at Ramsay High School and following the jointure of the Mt. Pleasant Borough and Mt. Pleasant Township school districts, she was the first business manager until her retirement. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Church of God, a life member of the Westmoreland Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, and a member of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees and the Women's Club of Mt. Pleasant. She is survived by her husband, Howard J. Allison; a stepson, Thomas H. Allison of Plum Borough; a brother, Charles E. Milliron and his wife, Lillian, of Rockwood; a sister, Marjorie Murtha of Mt. Pleasant; and nine nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Robert C. Milliron. Friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Charles Yost officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Joy Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Township. 

CYNTHIA L. ANTOLIK-FIOLA

Cynthia L. Antolik-Fiola, 38, of Monroeville, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999. Wife of James V. Fiola of Monroeville. Daughter of Betty Antolik and the late Pete Antolik. Mother of James ``Jimbo'' Fiola. Sister of Barb Parks of Florida, John Antolik of Turtle Creek, Mary Chris Rogel of Bakerstown, Rick Antolik of Turtle Creek, Patti Schill of Monroeville, Robert Antolik of Turtle Creek and the late Paul and Suzy Antolik. Also many nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME INC., corner of Shaw and Triboro avenues, Turtle Creek, where services will be Monday at 1 p.m. Cyndi was known to her family and many friends for her sense of humor, love of life, and was always ready to lend a helping hand. 

DAVID T. BAKER SR.

David T. Baker Sr., 89, of Saltsburg, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, at home. He was born Jan. 12, 1910, in Grapeville, a son of the late John and Henrietta Martz Baker. Prior to retirement, he was a machinist at the Elliott Co. He was a member of the Old Time Fiddler's Association. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve E. Baker; five brothers, Otis, John, Jesse, Dewey and Calvin Baker; and a sister, Elizabeth Backus. He is survived by six sons, David T. Baker Jr. and his wife, Martha, of Irwin, John D. Baker and his wife, Barbara, of Derry, Ronald J. Baker and his wife, Mary Lou, of Thompson, Ohio, Kenneth L. Baker of Claridge, Robert A. Baker and his wife, Ruth, of Jeannette, and Harold G. Baker and his wife, Mitzi, of Claridge; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Hepler of Mt. Pleasant; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Michael Goodling officiating. Interment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. 

ALBERT N. CROSBY

Albert N. Crosby, 73, a resident of the Veterans Administration Home and Hospital for the past 49 years, formerly of South Main Street, Southwest Greensburg, died Friday, Nov. 26, 1999, in the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Pittsburgh. He was born May 6, 1926, in Greensburg, a son of the late Richard Crosby (U.S. Army) and Grace Long Crosby. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, serving as a radio technician, tail gunner and dive bomber. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Richard Crosby (U.S. Army), Glenn Crosby (U.S. Army), and Joseph Crosby; and a sister, Margaret Rollock (WAC, U.S. Army). He is survived by six brothers, Howard D. Crosby of San Diego, Calif. (U.S. Navy frogman), Ralph H. Crosby of Greensburg RD5 (U.S. Army), William R. Crosby of Southwest Greensburg (U.S. Navy frogman), Harry C. Crosby of Greensburg, James E. Crosby Sr. of Mt. Pleasant RD6 (U.S. Army), and Clarence E. Crosby of New Lexington, Ohio (U.S. Navy); a sister, June Back of Jeannette; and 31 nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg, Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home Monday at 10 a.m. with Mr. William E. Rahl Sr., chaplain of VFW Post 33 Honor Guard, officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillview Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the VFW Post 33 Honor Guard, Greensburg. 

M. GENEVIEVE DUNCAN

M. Genevieve Duncan, 84, of Jeannette, died Friday, Nov. 26, 1999, in Redstone Highlands, Greensburg. She was born March 30, 1915, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late James R. and Martha F. Fellows Duncan. Prior to her retirement, she was a teacher at Jeannette High School. A member of First United Methodist Church, Jeannette, she was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star #69, the Order of the Amaranth, the College Club of Greensburg, and was on the board at Jeannette Public Library. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Duncan; and a sister, Elizabeth Jacobsen. Surviving are a sister, Hazel Brinker of Jeannette; a brother, Dr. James R. Duncan and his wife, Edith, of Fox Chapel; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 3 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Dale W. Roddy officiating. Interment will follow in Jeannette Memorial Park, Penn Township. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Third and Magee avenues, Jeannette, PA 15644, or the Jeannette Public Library, Sixth and Magee avenues, Jeannette, PA 15644. 

GEORGE A. JORDAN JR.

George A. Jordan Jr., 45, of Dravosburg, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. He was born Jan. 6, 1954, in Homestead, a son of Audrey Shepherd Jordan of Munhall and the late George A. Jordan Sr. George was a former owner of Club Gemini in Dravosburg. He is also survived by two sisters, Audrey Barbaris of Mechanicsville, Md., and Robin Hutchison of McKeesport; seven brothers, Robert of McKeesport, Ronald of Dravosburg, Bryan and Richard, both of Port Vue, Michael of McKeesport, Gary of West Mifflin and Larry of Munhall; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at STRIFFLERS' OF DRAVOSBURG/WEST MIFFLIN, Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Blessing service will be held in the funeral home chapel Monday at 11 a.m. with Father Dennis Colamarino officiating. 

JOSEPH J. LUCARELLI SR.

Joseph J. ``Geevee'' Lucarelli Sr., 83, of Monroeville, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999. Son of the late Angelo and Vincenza (Pisano) Lucarelli. Husband of the late Mildred ``Millie'' (Vuic) Lucarelli. Beloved father of Marilyn ``Chuby'' Lucarelli, Bernadine ``Bernie'' (Bobby) Marcoz, Joseph J. (Marilyn) Lucarelli Jr. and Debbie ``Dee'' (Guy) DiMatteo. Eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Brother of Mary Devito and the late Anna Lobozzo, Lewis ``Tubby,'' Leo and Anthony ``Lukie'' Lucarelli. Numerous nieces and nephews. Friends received at the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Services in the funeral home Monday at 9 a.m., followed by Mass in St. Jude the Apostle Church at 10 a.m.

FOSTER R. McNAIR

Foster R. McNair, 8O, of Mt. Pleasant, died Friday, Nov. 26, 1999. He was born Dec. 18, 1918, in North Carolina, a son of the late Deverreau and Blanche Brown McNair. Foster was raised in Standard and was a graduate of the former Hurst High School. He was a resident of Mt. Pleasant since 1950. Prior to his retirement, he worked in the steel industry for over 43 years for USX. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. Foster was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Connellsville. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Cora J. Groce McNair; his loving children, Marvin J. McNair and his wife, Bonita, of Greensburg, Barbara A. Howard and Debra S. Pinkney, both of Columbus, Ohio, and Corrine M. Johnson and her husband, Glenn, of Mt. Pleasant; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four brothers, Martin McNair and Robert Joseph McNair, both of Baltimore, Md., Daniel McNair of Lawnside, N.J., and Thomas McNair of Marion, Ind.; and three sisters, Edna Billy of New York, Ruth Henderson and Genivieve Nicholas, both of Fayetteville, N.C. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Stephen F. McNair; a brother, Coleman McNair; and a sister, Thelma Stanton. Friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Lloyd R. Chesnut officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. 

DOROTHY MAE PICKELL MULAC

Dorothy Mae Pickell Mulac, 63, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, at her home. She was born June 3, 1936, in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Howard C. and Gertrude Knoll Pickell. She was a member of the Penns Woods Civic Association of North Huntingdon. Surviving are her husband of 34 years, Anthony M. Mulac; four daughters, Susan and her husband, David Petrulak of Jeannette, Sherry and her husband, Donald Acalotto, Trish and her husband John ``J.R.'' Acalotto, and Pamela and her husband, Robert Beranek, all of North Huntingdon; seven grandchildren, Kellie, Kristopher, Erica, Anthony, Brianna, Leanndra and Lindsay; a brother, Howard C. Pickell Jr. of Boston, Pa.; and a sister, Eunice Gibb of Irwin. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., Fifth and Oak streets, Irwin, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Richard J. Kosisko, pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon.

STEPHEN J. MUSINSKY

Stephen J. Musinsky, 85, of East McKeesport, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999. He was a retired employee of U.S. Steel, Irvin Works. He was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport, and a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Irene Racko Musinsky; and his second wife, Mary Elizabeth ``Betty'' Busija Musinsky. He is survived by his wife, Emily Smith Musinsky; a son, Gerald of Germany; a daughter, Anna Marie Blawas of Berea, Ohio; a stepson, Stephen Smith of McKeesport; five stepdaughters, Leslie Mathis of Butler, Mary Beth Drakulic of Level Green, Susan Kirkpatrick of North Versailles, Teri Kratochvil of Level Green and Kim Varacalli of North Huntingdon; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, the Rev. John Musinsky of Italy; and two sisters, Elizabeth ``Betty'' Zamborsky of West Mifflin and Ann Fudalla of Munhall. Friends will be received at the FORGIE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 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 noon in St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue. 

FRED M. PRAH SR.

Fred M. Prah Sr., 78, of Derry (Peanut), died Friday, Nov. 26, 1999, at his home. He was born Feb. 19, 1921, in New Derry, a son of the late John and Louise Lekse Prah. He was a lifelong member of St. Martin's Church, New Derry. He was retired from the Latrobe Steel Co., and was a World War II veteran, having served six years in the U.S. Army in the European Theatre. During the war, he was a small arms weapons mechanic responsible for inspection and repairs on all types of hand and shoulder weapons and machine guns. He was a loving husband and father, and an avid hunter and outdoorsman who also enjoyed gardening. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three brothers, Louis, John and Joseph Prah; and three sisters, Mary Ream, Rose Benedict and Frances Opatka. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary A. Rick Prah; two sons, Fred Prah Jr. and special friend, Diane Williams, of Shaler Township and James Prah and his wife, Gretchen, of Latrobe; five daughters, Janet McNaughton and her husband, Philip, of New Alexandria, Diana Kostelnik and her husband, Anthony, of Latrobe, Carol Downs and her husband, George, of Loyalhanna, Mary Prah of New Derry, and Donna Hogue and her husband, Marvin, of Blairsville; and a brother, Rudolph Prah of Derry. Also survived by eight grandchildren, Christina Downs and her husband, Ray Rager, Eliott Downs and his wife, Janice, Emilie Kostelnik and her fiance, Arthur Ray, Kimberly Kostelnik, Jodi Kostelnik, Ryan McNaughton, Douglas Prah and Heather Prah; a great-granddaughter, Jessica; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. in St. Martin's Church with the Rev. Arthur J. Holtz, O.S.B., as celebrant. Interment St. Martin's Cemetery. Military services will be held at 10:15 a.m. Monday in the funeral home. 

JACK COWAN SARVER

Jack Cowan Sarver, 77, of North Versailles, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999. A son of the late Percy and Jessie (Cowan) Sarver. Beloved husband of Helen ``Honey'' (Kukic) Sarver. Dear father of Stephen ``Slugger'' (Althea) Sarver, Eugene E. ``Babe'' (Arlene) Sarver, Martin ``Marty'' (Julie) Sarver, and Nancy (Jack) Steere. Grandfather of Melissa (Raymond) Ascione and J.J. (Theodora) Sarver. Great-grandfather of Madison Louise Ascione. Brother of Percy Eugene (Gerry) Sarver and the late Mary Bevan, Grace Jones, Sylvana Polka and Bert Sarver; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends received at the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until the time of service in the funeral home at noon. Additional services will follow in St. Nicholas Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church at 1 p.m. Interment Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles. Mr. Sarver worked for many years as a heavy equipment operator. One of his final projects with Harrison Construction was a special project at Lakewood Country Club.

ROWLAND E. SCOTT JR.

Rowland E. Scott Jr., 64, of Ligonier, died Friday, Nov. 26, 1999, at his residence. He was born May 31, 1935, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Rowland E. Sr. and Anna Marie Faas Scott. Prior to retirement, he was employed as an architectural draftsman for Creative Productions, Pittsburgh. He had attended West Virginia University. Rowland was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army (1959-1961). He was a private pilot and an avid radio control plane builder. He is survived by his wife, Jean Brobst Scott; three children, Charles and his wife, Arlene, of Munhall, David and his wife, Renne, of Irwin, and Maria and her husband, Mark Wells, of Latrobe; six grandchildren, Brad, Megan, Deidra, Derrick, Ryan and Cameron; and an aunt, Ruth Scheel of Gibsonia. There will be no visitation. Memorial services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in the SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC. & CREMATORY, Route 982 South, Latrobe, with the Rev. William E. Ordelt Jr. officiating. Gordon O. Snyder, funeral director. 

ERNEST O. WATT

Ernest O. Watt, 85, of Casselberry, Fla., formerly of Irwin, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, in Florida Hospital, Altamonte Springs, Fla. He was born in Export. He had retired after 42 years with Huwood-Irwin Corp. as a fabricator/welder in steel manufacturing. He is survived by his wife, Doris V. Watt of Casselberry, Fla.; three sons, David James Watt of Orange City, Fla., Robert E. Watt of Deltona, Fla., and Todd B. Watt of Vero Beach, Fla.; two daughters, Virginia A. Heywood of Lakeland, Fla., and Cynthia Louise Goembel of Longwood, Fla.; a brother, Charles James Watt of Export; a sister, Florence Good of Jeannette; and eight grandchildren. Services and burial were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 16, at the DELTONA MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME AND Cemetery, Orange City, Fla.

DELORES J. WESTCOAT

Delores J. Westcoat, 65, of Brownsville, formerly of California, Pa., died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, at her home. She was born Nov. 6, 1934, in Blainesburg (West Brownsville), a daughter of the late John F. and Dorothy Weaver Westcoat. She was a member of the United Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, California, Pa., and a graduate of California State Teachers College. Prior to retirement in 1997, she was a teacher for the Brownsville Area High School for 41 years, and was senior class adviser and sponsor of the National Honor Society. Past president of the Brownsville Business Professional Women, she also served as state president and district director. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star of California, Pa., where she was past Worthy Matron, and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Hiller Fire Co. She is survived by a sister, Diana and husband, Wylie Irwin, of Irwin; a brother, Thomas J. and wife, Janet Westcoat, of Long Branch, Pa.; nieces, Rhonda Irwin Fletcher, Janice Irwin Mihalko and Dawn Irwin Kane; nephews, Jeffrey and Michael Westcoat; four great-nephews, Tyler, Nicholas, Matthew and Bobby; and a great-niece, Gillian. She was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Dell Westcoat. Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park St., Brownsville, Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Norman Hunt officiating. Interment Redstone Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the United Christian Church of Christ, California, Pa.; B.P.W. Foundation; or the American Cancer Society. A memorial service will be conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. by the B.P.W. 

JAMES H. ALTMAN

James H. Altman, 43, of Penn Township, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, in his home. He was born May 10, 1956, in Pittsburgh, a son of Barbara Schrock Altman of Claridge and the late Walter J. Altman. He was employed as a mechanic for Export Tire. He was a member of the Bushy Run American Legion Post #260 in Claridge, and the S.N.P.J. of Pleasant Valley. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Renee O'Connell Altman; a son, John D. Pullen of Jeannette; two daughters, Marion and husband, Eric Barr, of Pittsburgh and Melanie Altman of Export; a brother, Mark A. Altman of Cleveland, Ohio; and a sister, Cheryl and husband, William Holman, of Claridge. Friends will be received at the JAMES E. LINDSAY FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Harrison City, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Milton Nichols officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1011 Old Salem Road, Greensburg, PA 15601. 

ROBERT F. CONLEY

Robert F. Conley, 88, of Export, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999, at his home. He was born Oct. 30, 1911, in Valencia, the son of the late Joseph Earl and Margaret Blanche Ludwick Conley. He was a retired supervisor for the Central Division of the Peoples Natural Gas Co. with 42 years of service. He was a member and former trustee of the First Presbyterian Church of Murrysville; a member of the Forbes Trail Lodge #783 F&AM; The Consistory, Valley of Pittsburgh, and the Syria Shrine. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Jonathan Conley Hild, in 1990. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Helen Fausold Conley; two daughters, Barbara Conley Hild of Pulaski and Linda Conley of Petaluma, Calif.; a granddaughter, Joanna Hild Bentz of Lawrenceville, Ga.; and a great-grandson, Christopher Jonathan Bentz. Interment will be private in the Mars Cemetery, Adams Township. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 3 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church of Murrysville with Dr. T. Ewen Holmes officiating. If desired, memorials may be made to the Church Building Fund. 

ALVIN B. COSTABILE

Alvin B. Costabile, 75, of Youngwood and Greensburg, died Friday, Nov. 26, 1999, as a result of a heart attack. He was born in Greensburg, Sept. 23, 1924, and was a son of the late John and Josephine Costabile. He had served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was a retired employee of the former Overmyer Mould Co. in Greensburg. He was Catholic by faith and a member of the VFW. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Yvonne Dull Costabile; and two brothers, Henry and Louis Costabile. He is survived by his children, Kathy Kapalka of Wexford, Jerri Keller of Boston, Mass., Alvin Costabile, and John and his wife, Jackie Costabile, all of Greensburg; his sister, Rosajean Gaskey of Greensburg; brother, Donald Costabile of Hueytown, Ala.; and five grandchildren, Allison and Paul Kapalka, Yvonne, Johnny and Jamie Costabile. Family and friends will be received at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME, 524 N. Main St., Greensburg, Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held in the funeral home Tuesday at 10 a.m., followed by interment in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery. The family wishes memorial contributions to the American Heart Association. 

MICHAEL GRITZER

Michael Gritzer, 79, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Friday, Nov. 26, 1999, in Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, Las Vegas. He was born July 20, 1920, in Marguerite, Pa., and was a longtime resident of Greensburg. He was a retired hotel manager, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by a daughter, Lisa Gorlick of Las Vegas; a son, Galen Gritzer of Orlando, Fla.; four sisters, Jane Giovanni of Naples, Fla., Sally Steele and Elizabeth Gritzer, both of Pittsburgh, and Helen Donnelly of Ligonier; a brother, Frank Gritzer of Conneaut, Ohio; and six grandchildren. Friends will be received Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the PALM MORTUARY-EASTERN, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89123, (702) 464-8500. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m. in Guardian Angel Cathedral. Interment Palm Valley View Cemetery, Las Vegas. 

STEVE GRUSHECKY

Steve Grushecky, 89, of Warren, formerly of Hutchinson, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, at his home. He was born Aug. 17, 1910, in McKeesport, a son of the late John and Mary Oblaski Grushecky. He is survived by his wife, Rose (Koschasic) Grushecky; three children, Timothy S. Grushecky and wife, Katherine, of Warren, Mary McCleary and husband, Neal, of Fair Hill, Md., and Loretta Grushecky of Boxborough, Mass.; two grandchildren, Shawn Grushecky and wife, Jennifer, and Sedessa Grushecky; two brothers, John and Tom Grushecky; and two sisters, Helen Konchina and Marie Yex. Friends will be received Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., West Newton. Services will be held in the funeral home at 1 p.m. with Archbishop Kyrill officiating. Interment West Newton Cemetery. 

PATRICIA A. MILLER HOGAN 

Patricia A. ``Patti Anne'' Miller Hogan, born in Braddock, Jan. 22, 1927, daughter of Joseph W. and Sarah Haggerty Miller, passed away peacefully after an extended illness with complications from emphysema, at the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic Nursing Home, Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999. Educated at St. Thomas Elementary School, Braddock, Sacred Heart High School, Pittsburgh, and graduated from the Duquesne University School of Pharmacy. Co-operated, along with her aunt, Margaret Haggerty Connolly, the Forest Hills Pharmacy until their retirement. Survived by husband, Joseph, of Monroeville; a daughter, Sharon Hogan of Fairfield, Conn.; a son, Brian Hogan of Pittsburgh; a daughter, Sarah Greer and husband, Matthew, with grandchildren, Alexandra, Benjamin and Patrick of Kingwood, Texas; and son, Hilary Hogan and wife, Mary Ann, with grandchildren, Beverly, Andrea, Patrick and Thomas, of Murrysville. Also survived by a special cousin, Robert D. Connolly and wife, Lucille, of Catlett, Va. The family would like to express their deepest and heartfelt appreciation to the highly skilled and loving staff at the LGAR, and to the dedicated and caring members of Odyssey Healthcare for their guidance and support. Friends may call at the GENE VAN HORN MONROEVILLE FUNERAL HOME, Beatty Road at Route 48 north, Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the North American Martyrs Catholic Church (please proceed directly to the church). Donations may be made to Odyssey Healthcare, Park West One, Suite 500, Cliff Mine Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15275, or to a charity of choice. 

RANDY LEE HOLBY

Randy Lee Holby, 45, of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., formerly of New Alexandria, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, at his home. He was born Oct. 30, 1954, in Greensburg, a son of Huldah (Semencar) Holby of New Alexandria and the late Merle Holby. Randy's passion in life was working in printing. In addition to his mother, he is survived by a daughter, Christine Holby of New Alexandria; a wife, Tonia Holby of Georgia; a sister, Irene Casteel and husband, Jonathan, of Greensburg; a brother, Dennis Holby and wife, Cathy, of New Alexandria; a granddaughter, Samantha Woollen; numerous nieces and nephews; and a good friend, Kim O'Doherty. The family will be receiving family and friends at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC., AT TWIN VALLEY, 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, (724) 468-1177, beginning Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Randy's funeral service will be held in the funeral home Monday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Glenn Burrows of the Delmont Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park. Kevin P. Altman, supervisor, in charge of arrangements. 

JOSEPH C. KOCHANOWSKI

Joseph C. Kochanowski, 89, of Shaler Township, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999. Beloved husband of Genevieve Kochanowski. Beloved father of Robert Kochanowski of Hampton Township and Sally A. Minjack of Plum Borough. Also survived by nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was a retired foreman for the Westinghouse Corp. Friends received Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m. at the WORRELL FUNERAL HOME, corner of Main and Ninth streets, Sharpsburg. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Church, O'Hara Township. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, O'Hara Township. Parish wake service Sunday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home. 

JOSEPH PEDICONE

Joseph Pedicone, 66, of Thomas, W.Va., died Friday, Nov. 26, 1999. He was born April 5, 1933, in Greensburg, a son of the late August and Bessie Zello Christopher Pedicone. He was also predeceased by a sister, Theresa Daverse; and two brothers, Lt. Henry Pedicone and Carmen Pedicone. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Pedicone; five sons, Joseph, Michael, Mark, Matthew and Max; two stepsons; sisters, Mary Ann Sikora and husband, Adam, of Greensburg, Genevieve Loncharich of Greensburg, Angeline Schultz and husband, Morris, of Acme, Nancy Capasso and husband, Alex, of Greensburg and Florence Gray and husband, Walter, of Ruffsdale; brothers, Frank Pedicone and wife, Pearl, of South Greensburg, Vincent Capozzi and wife, Virginia, of Greensburg, Robert Capozzi and wife, Marlea, of South Carolina, and Richard Capozzi and wife, Julie, of Harrison City; two stepbrothers; and four stepsisters. Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 6 p.m. at BARB'S FUNERAL HOME in Parsons, W.Va., where service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment in Mt. Rose Cemetery, Mt. Rose, W.Va. 

DONNA MAE LOUGEAY SAELLO

Donna Mae Lougeay Saello, 66, of East McKeesport, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, at home. She was born March 28, 1933, in Swissvale, a daughter of the late Lillian Jones Lougeay. She was a former employee of Equibank of Pittsburgh. She is survived by her husband, Frank ``Sonny'' Saello; a daughter, Libby Saello, and a son, Lee Saello, both of East McKeesport; a granddaughter, Jaclyn Lee Saello; also a brother-in-law; two sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received at the FORGIE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, Sunday and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Victor Jochen officiating. Interment will follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville. 

GOLDIE MARIE SHOAF

Goldie Marie Shoaf, 92, of Panama City, Fla., died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999, in Panama City Nursing Center, Panama City, Fla. She was born Feb. 1, 1907, in Youngwood, a daughter of the late John and Edith Todd Eichner. She was Presbyterian by faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Wilbert DeArmitt; a son, William DeArmitt; two brothers, Robert and Eugene Eichner; and two sisters, Lilly Ross and Loretta DeArmitt. She is survived by her second husband, Harry E. Shoaf of Panama City, Fla.; three sons, Wilbert DeArmitt and wife, Betty, of Texarkana, Texas, Harry C. Shoaf and wife, Sue, of Seattle, Wash., and David T. Shoaf and wife, Denise, of Panama City, Fla.; four daughters, Katherine Fennell of Kirkland, Ohio, Edith Hesser and husband, Jerry, of Willoughby, Ohio, Deliah Evans and husband, Ed, of Perry, Ohio, and Doris Matos Titi of Geneva, Ohio; and many grandchildren. Friends will be received in the JAY B. PETERSON FUNERAL HOME, 408 Depot St., Youngwood, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. Her funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Dennis J. Hoffman officiating. Interment will follow in St. Clair Cemetery, Hempfield Township. Eugene G. Saloom, funeral director, in charge. 

ROSINA C. VITALE

Rosina C. ``Rose'' Vitale, 83, of Osterburg, died at 1 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, at the home of her daughter in Greensburg. Born in Jersey City, Hudson County, N.J., Monday, Feb. 28, 1916, she was a daughter of the late Dominick and Erminia (Barone) Abbatiello. She was an employee and volunteer at the Old Bedford Village. She was the wife of Joseph Vitale, who preceded her in death on April 16, 1981. She is survived by her daughter, Robbie, wife of Mark Greenfield, of Greensburg; daughter, Pat, wife of Augie Festa, of Hoboken, N.J.; and sister, Kay Osnato of Fairview, N.J. She is also survived by two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson and four brothers. Friends are invited to call Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the LOUIS GEISEL FUNERAL HOME, 330 E. Pitt ®MDBO¯®MDNM¯St., Bedford, where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. John Bennett officiating. Interment at Bedford County Memorial Park, Bedford. 


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