Miscellaneous Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Obituaries

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Kathryn ``Hun'' A. Butler
Formerly of Larimer
Kathryn A. ``Hun'' Butler, 93, formerly of Larimer, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, in the Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. She was born July 15, 1908, in Larimer, a daughter of the late John and Margaret McHugh Butler. Prior to retirement, she was employed by Columbia Hospital as an office clerk in the billing department. She was a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Irwin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Butler; and three brothers, Daniel, John and Frank Butler. Surviving are a sister-in-law, Mary Jane Butler of Wilmerding; a niece, Janet Gilbert of Elizabeth Township; five nephews, Dennis and Frank Butler of Wilmerding, William Butler of North Huntingdon, Lawrence and Daniel Butler of North Versailles; and several cousins, including Kathryn and Ed Clark of Sewickley. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 1O a.m. in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, North Huntingdon.

Anna M. Capo
Trafford
Anna M. Capo, 78, of Trafford, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, in UPMC Montefiore in Pittsburgh's Oakland section. She was born Aug. 10, 1923, in Uniontown, the daughter of the late Benedict and Blanche Zavislan Sufka. She was member of the St. Regis Church, the Trafford Senior Citizens and the Trafford Lioness Club. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Capo, in 1985; and two brothers, Edward and Bruno Sufka. She is survived by a son, John A. Capo and his wife, Sharon, of Orlando, Fla.; a daughter, Karen J. Lacina and her husband, Ronald, of Trafford; and four grandchildren, Crystal Hochman, Shayne Capo, Joyia Capo and Brandon Lacina. Friends will be received at the JOHN M. DOBRINCK FUNERAL HOME, 429 Duquesne Ave., Trafford, Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Regis Church with the Rev. James D. Tringhese as celebrant. Entombment will follow in the New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. A Senior Citizens service will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials to the Arthritis Foundation, 332 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

Andrew Drnjevich Sr.
Export
Andrew Drnjevich Sr., 78, of Export, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001. He was born Dec. 18, 1922, in Export, a son of the late Andrew and Maria Melich Drnjevich. Andy was an area building contractor for many years. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Export, and a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Albert Drnjevich; and three sisters, Mary Povlic, Diane Moffitt and Mildred Kunczewski. Surviving are his wife, Mary Hannah (Berg) Drnjevich; six children, Andrew Jr. and his wife, Kathy, of Ravenna, Ohio, James and his wife, Marcella, of Murrysville, Charles and his wife, Shirley, of Greensburg, Louis and his wife, Ruth Ann, of North Huntingdon, Karl and his wife, Beth, of Export and Alice Drnjevich, also of Export; 10 grandchildren; a brother, Louis Drnjevich of Export; a sister, Kaye Parsons of Fort Washington, Md.; and several nieces and nephews. Private visitation with the family was held at the EDWIN N. WOLFE FUNERAL HOME INC., Export, with a Funeral Mass at St. Mary's Church followed by interment in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.

Charles ``Doc'' E. Eicher
New Stanton
Charles E. ``Doc'' Eicher, 89, of New Stanton, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Nov. 10, 1911, in Alverton, a son of the late Lomison L. and Effie (Hixson) Eicher. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, William Eicher and ``Orange'' Thomas Eicher; two brothers, Warren Eicher and Kenneth Eicher; and a grandchild. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Lena Sherrick Eicher; a son, Robert H. Eicher and wife, Susan, of New Stanton; and two grandchildren. He was a 1930 graduate of East Huntingdon High School. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church of New Stanton and its council and choir, and was retired from Sowash Auto Parts Store of Greensburg. He was a member of the New Stanton Senior Citizens and the New Stanton Choraleers. Friends were received at the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood, Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Additional viewing will be held at St. Mark's Lutheran Church Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. with service at 11 a.m. with the Rev. A.J. Domines officiating. Interment to follow at Youngwood Cemetery. There will bidding prayers Monday at 8:45 p.m. in the funeral home.

Susan S. (Liberto) Farine
West Mifflin
Susan S. (Liberto) Farine, 44, of West Mifflin, on Friday, Nov. 2, 2001. Loving mother of Ian D. Klink, Dean and Erin Farine. Daughter of Patricia E. (Carothers) McGovern. Sister of Leo III and Patricia J. Liberto. Beloved companion of Gregory L. Klink. Grandmother of Kayla M. Klink. Visitation Tuesday and Wednesday from 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills, where service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment, Jefferson Memorial Park.

Albert E. Good Sr.
Spring, Texas
Albert E. Good Sr., of Spring, Texas, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, in Houston. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the KLEIN FUNERAL HOME, 1400 W. Main St., Tomball, Texas, 281-351-7233, where service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Klein Memorial Park Farmer's Market 2920.

Doris E. Klepsky
Mt. Pleasant
Doris E. Klepsky, 77, of Mt. Pleasant, went to her eternal rest Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, after a brief illness, in her son Dennis' home, in Scottdale. Born Feb. 21, 1924, in Mt. Pleasant, she was a daughter of the late Andrew Yothers and Clara (Weaver) Yothers Heffelfinger. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Church of God. She was a 1942 graduate of East Huntingdon High School, the Scottdale Senior Citizens, Bullskin Senior Citizens and A.A.R.P. Her memories will be cherished by her son, Dennis Klepsky Sr. and wife, Gwen, of Scottdale; a daughter, Linda Hare and husband, George Sr., of Mt. Pleasant; a brother, Robert Andrew Yothers and wife, Deanie, of Mt. Pleasant; four grandsons, George Hare Jr. and wife, Anna, Brian Hare, Dennis Klepsky Jr. and wife, Debbie and Randy Klepsky and wife, Rachel; and eight great-grandchildren, Troy, Justin, Andy, Sara, Robbie, Brittany, Melissa and Hannah. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Klepsky, on Oct. 5, 1988; and an infant brother, John Webster Yothers. Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, where service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Charles W. Yost officiating. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Memorial Park, Connellsville.

Kathleen L. Matta (Sebastianelli),
Greensburg
Kathleen L. Matta (Sebastianelli), 46, of Greensburg, on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001. Wife of Martin. Mother of Jaimie, Kristy and Frank; stepmother of John. Also survived by her mother, Patricia Estep of North Braddock; four sisters, Debra, Valerie, Mary and Patricia M.; and three brothers, William, David and Timothy. She was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas. A memorial service will be held, time and date later. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Three Rivers Hospice, White Oak.

Amil Paluka
Greensburg
Amil Paluka, 76, of Greensburg, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Sept. 4, 1925, in West Newton, a son of the late Anthony and Anna Chulyk Paluka. Prior to retirement, he was employed by the G.C. Murphy Co. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict, he received the Bronze Star and was a member of American Legion Post 344 and F.O.E. 844, both of Jeannette. He was also a member of the Ascension Church, Jeannette. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and John Paluka; and a sister, Helen Potocnik. Surviving are his loving wife, Gloria Moffa Paluka; a beloved son and daughter-in-law, Anthony K. Paluka and wife, Gail, of Racine, Wis.; two wonderful grandsons, Adam K. and Alexander K. Paluka; a sister, Thelma Marsh of West Newton; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends were received at the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be received there Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Ascension Church. Interment with military honors accorded by the Jeannette Combined Veterans will follow in St. Vincent Cemetery, Unity Township. The Jeannette Combined Veterans will hold a service Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

Anna Laverne Sanders
Greensburg
Anna Laverne Sanders, 78, of Greensburg, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, in her home. She was born Aug. 31, 1923, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late John and Margaret Proud Crawford. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Greensburg. Surviving are her loving husband, William Jack Sanders; children, Jack Sanders and wife, Donita, of Level Green, Jeff Sanders of Riverview, N.Y., Jason Sanders at home and Jan McGeehan and husband, Jerry, of Grove City; a sister, Margaret and her husband, Dr. James Rock, of Florida; and four grandchildren, Brittany and Brady Sanders and Ryan and Jenna McGeehan. Family and friends will be received at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME INC., 524 North Main St., Greensburg, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service will be held in the funeral home Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Robert J. Marks officiating. Entombment will follow in St. Clair Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations to the Westmoreland Hospice, 532 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg. Terence L. Graft, funeral director in charge of arrangements.

Mary Shutterly Weimer
St. Charles, Mo.
Formerly of Scottdale
Mary Shutterly Weimer, 85, of St. Charles, Mo., formerly of South Broadway, Scottdale, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, in Blanchette Place, St. Charles. She was born Sept. 10, 1916, in Scottdale, a daughter of the late Louis and Catherine Shutterly. Mary was a member of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Wentzville, Mo., and a former member of St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Scottdale. She was a former member of the Catholic Daughters of Americas Court Lambing 314. She was a retired secretary for Geibel High School, Connellsville, with 10 years of service. Previously, she had been employed by the employment office in Connellsville for several years. Mary leaves to cherish her memories, her loving and devoted sons, Harry C. Weimer and his wife, Dorothy (Overly), of Foristell, Mo., David A. Weimer and his wife, Lois (Hough), of St. Peters, Mo.; six grandchildren, Marcia Weimer, Kristine Cruzen, Michelle Hunn, David, Jeffrey and Kevin Weimer; 10 great- grandchildren; a brother, Ralph A. Shutterly and his wife, Polly, of Pittsburgh; and a sister, Loretta Norton of Connellsville. Mary's family will receive friends at the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. A blessing service will be held Saturday 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 R.C. Church, Scottdale, with the Rev. Leonard W. Stoviak as celebrant. Graveside service and interment will follow in St. John the Baptist R.C. Parish Cemetery, Scottdale. The family suggests gifts to the American Heart Association in memory of Mary S. Weimer.

Christina Wigton Wilson Zitterman
Murrysville
Christina Wigton Wilson Zitterman, 79, of Murrysville, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, in her home. She was born April 19, 1922, in Warrior's Mark, a daughter of the late Dr. Harry C. and Anna Wade Wigton Wilson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Lois Fisher, Anna Wade Raup and Janet Wilson. She is survived by her husband, Joseph A. Zitterman; a son, Dr. Joseph A. Zitterman Jr. and his wife, Rita, of Estacada, Ore.; a daughter, Janet Baumann and her husband, F. Lee, of Murrysville; three grandchildren, Andrew Baumann and Katie and Alex Zitterman; four sisters, Mary Smith of Tyrone, Jennie Shoff of Lehigh Acres, Fla., Roberta Manning of Doylestown and Joan Hample of Bellwood; and a brother, John Wilson of Siloam Springs, Ark. Visitation Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JOHN T. HART FUNERAL HOME, Murrysville. Interment will be private in Murrysville Cemetery. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church, Murrysville, with the Rev. Marnie Silbert officiating. If desired, memorials may be made to the Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church or the Forbes Hospice, Pittsburgh.

LaVerne E. Barthel
Gibsonia
Formerly of Pittsburgh and West Alexander
LaVerne E. Barthel, age 77, of the Village of St. Barnabas, Gibsonia, formerly of Pittsburgh and West Alexander, Washington County, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001. Born in Mt. Washington on July 13, 1924, she was the daughter of the late George and Ellen (Tiederman) Nusskern. Beloved wife for 56 years of Elmer E. Barthel. Dear mother of Jill Ellen Bennis of Elmhurst, Ill. Sister of Doris Prichard of Central, Ohio. Also survived by three grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Bernice Woodward. Friends received Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown, www.schellhaasfuneralhome.com. Funeral Service Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 1 p.m. The Rev. Dr. David L. McDonald of the First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown will officiate. Interment in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Mt. Troy. Mrs. Barthel was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown and the Order of the Eastern Star. If desired, memorial donations may be made to her church at Route 8, Bakerstown, PA 15007.

Samuel A. Cancilla
Mt. Oliver
Samuel A. Cancilla, on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001. Beloved husband of the late Lois C. Cancilla. Beloved father of Charles A. Cancilla of Turtle Creek, Russell J. Cancilla of Illinois, Luann Wilharm of Bon Air, Nancy J. Baldauff of Whitehall and Lois Maria Wilharm of Virginia. Beloved brother of Marianna Depoian of Virginia, Anna Marie of South Side, Joseph of Bloomfield, Jane Thomas of Virginia, Charles of Bethel Park and Phillip of Pittsburgh. Also survived by 12 grandchildren. Friends received in the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Prayer Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Canice Church at 10 a.m.

Leona Hinkel Carr
Ross
Leona Hinkel Carr, age 98, on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, in Fosnight Retirement Home, Gibsonia. She was the wife of the late Charles Carr. Friends received Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME, 388 Center, Ave., West View, www.schellhaasfuneralhome.com, where service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. Burial following in St. Paul's Cemetery, Mt. Troy. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Fosnight Retirement Home, 3954 Gibsonia Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044.

Carmine Caveeck
Munhall
Carmine Caveeck, 76, on Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, in UPMC McKeesport. Mr. Caveeck was the owner of Carmine's Barber Shop in Munhall and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Marie M. Caveeck; sons, Carmine M. Caveeck and Anthony L. Caveeck, both of Munhall, and Richard W. Caveeck of Glassport; sisters, Catherine Thomas of Sarver, Ann Maniago of California, Phelomena Devay, Josephine Sambuco, Rose Miller and Antoinette Wilson, all of Turtle Creek; brothers, Richard Cavicchia of Munhall, and the late Michael and Samuel Cavicchia; granddaughters, Deana, Dawn, Lisa and Angela; grandson, Jason; great-grandchildren, Michelene, Morgan, Lauren, Anna and Zachary. Friends may call Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 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, where services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Karen Prescott will officiate. Burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Park.

Lorraine Ann (Vento) Cianca
Bethel Park
Lorraine Ann (Vento) Cianca, on Friday, Nov. 2, 2001. Beloved wife of Victor Cianca. Dear mother of Marlena Cianca and Alessandra Cianca. Beloved daughter of Raymond and Helen (Acri) Vento. Dear sister of Robert Vento. Daughter-in-law of Victor and Anna Marie (Berberich) Cianca. Sister-in-law of Richard Cianca. Friends received in the CIESLAK AND TATKO FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2935 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, Wednesday and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral prayer Friday at 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Boniface Church of Holy Wisdom Parish at 11 a.m.

Ruth Pauline (Diehl) DeArmit
Avalon
Ruth Pauline (Diehl) DeArmit, 77, on Monday, Nov. 5, 2001. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Nelson Eugene ``Mo'' DeArmit, and a son, Frank Coursey. She is survived by loving daughters, Joyce M. Kelley and her life partner Sean of Sitka, Ala., Linda K. Phillips and her husband James of Emsworth, and Sharon A. Walters and her husband Dean of New Castle; a sister, Lillian Smith of Ohio; grandchildren, Scott M. Kelley and his wife Sue, Trisha L. Sachs and her husband Geoffrey, James N. Phillips and his fiancee Shannon, Jessica E. Walters and Chet N. Walters; and great-granddaughter, Sydney Phillips. Friends invited Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the ORION C. PINKERTON FUNERAL HOME, INC., A Golden Rule Member Firm, 1014 California Ave., Avalon (North Boros), where funeral services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. Burial in Highwood Cemetery, North Side.

Ruth Flenniken
Bellevue
Ruth Flenniken, 88, on Monday, Nov. 5, 2001. She was preceded in death by her parents, James B. and June Beyer Flenniken. She is survived by her sisters, Marjorie and Ann Flenniken, both of Bellevue. Until her retirement earlier this year, Miss Flenniken had been a dental assistant in the office of Dr. James Smyers. Friends invited Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the ORION C. PINKERTON FUNERAL HOME, INC., A Golden Rule Member Firm, 1014 California Ave., Avalon (North Boros), where funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Allegheny County Memorial Park, McCandless.

Alvin F. Hundertmark
Richland
Alvin F. Hundertmark, age 78, on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, in St. John's Lutheran Care Center, Mars. Born May 16, 1923, in Etna, he was the son of the late Ernest and Emma Schlumpf Hundertmark. Mr. Hundertmark was a retired mechanical engineer, having served for over 40 years with U.S. Steel. He was a World War II Army veteran and a former member of the Richland Township Planning Commission. Survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Carolyn Shaw Hundertmark; two sons, Eric Hundertmark of Trappe, Pa., Gary Hundertmark of Franklin, Pa., and Beth Kellner of Harrisville, Pa. Brother of Ernestine Hundertmark of Richland, Dorothy Green of Virginia, Leona Zimmerman of Missouri and Ernest Hundertmark of Kennerdell, Pa. Grandfather of Evan, Darrel, Megan and Nathan Hundertmark and Grace Kellner. Friends received Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME, LTD., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown (Richland), www.schellhaasfuneralhome.com, where services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Leonard Pate of the Glenshaw Valley Presbyterian Church officiating. Entombment will follow in Allegheny County Memorial Park. The Hundertmark family suggests memorials be made to the Northern Tier Library Richland Center, 4015 Dickey Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044, or the Alzheimer's Association, 1323 Forbes Avenue, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-4725.

Michael N. Ivanovich
Clairton
Michael N. Ivanovich, 83, on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, in Jefferson Center Hospital, Jefferson Hills. He was born Jan. 8, 1918, in Large, Pa., son of the late Misha and Milka Marusich Ivanovich. Mr. Ivanovich was a retired steelworker for U.S. Steel, Clairton Works, and a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton. Husband of the late Florence (Panepinto) Ivanovich. Brother of Rose Piroli of Clairton. Also survived by nieces and nephews; and his caregiver, Florence Pryzbylski of Clairton. Visitation Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 Fifth St., Clairton. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Clairton. Burial in St. Clare Cemetery, Clairton.

Lisa Ann Lockwood Harris Kalp
Ruffsdale
Lisa Ann Lockwood Harris Kalp, 35, of Ruffsdale, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, in St. Francis Health Center, Pittsburgh. Born June 21, 1966, in Chicopee Falls, Mass., she was the daughter of Clifford Lockwood of Greensburg and Patricia Beck Roberts of McKeesport. Mrs. Kalp graduated from Norwin High School in 1984 and the Pittsburgh Beauty Academy in 1986. Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband, Farley Kalp of Ruffsdale; two daughters, Randi Patricia and Jacki Gaylynne Harris; and a son, Ryan Scott Clifford Kalp, all at home; a brother, Mark Thomas Lockwood and wife Brandy of Wendel; and two nieces, Kylie and Kelsey Lockwood. She is also survived by her stepmother, Marcie Lockwood of Greensburg; her stepfather, William Roberts of McKeesport; her mother-in-law, Frances Kalp, and Leonard Stahl of Acme RD; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Friends received in the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME, Norvelt, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be in the funeral home Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Brian Swan officiating. Interment in Mt. Joy Cemetery. Sandra L. Hoffer, funeral director.

Elizabeth Estelle Lakasky
Elizabeth, N.J.
Elizabeth Estelle Lakasky, 86, a lifelong resident of Elizabeth, N.J., died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, in the Cranford Health and Extended Care Center, Cranford. Mrs. Lakasky was a communicant of St. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, Elizabeth, and of the parish Senior Citizens Club. She was predeceased by her husband, Vincent Lakasky. She is survived by a daughter, Arlene Bender of Pittsburgh; three grandchildren, Jacqueline, Michelle and Jim Bender; a sister, Alice Sikorsky of Green Valley, Ariz.; and a sister-in-law, Alice Lakasky of Elizabeth, N.J. Friends received in the BRAZINSKI FUNERAL HOME, 147-151 Second St., Elizabeth, N.J., 908-352-3187, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Peter and Paul R.C. Church, Elizabeth, N.J. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the North Hills Marching Band, c/o Areta Kalogeras, 55 Rochester Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15229.

Robert Ray Rosenberg
Bellevue
Robert Ray Rosenberg, 93, on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Weyand Rosenberg, and a son, Robert Rosenberg. He is survived by his children, William L. Rosenberg, Dorothyann Smith, Launa Hines, Merriann McCracken and James A. Rosenberg; grandchildren, Scott and Tammy Smith, Nicholas and Julieann Guiste, Erin Ashley, Austin James and Dylan Keith Rosenberg, and Jessica and Lindsay McCracken; and a great-grandson, Hadyn Guiste. Mr. Rosenberg was retired from the Child Welfare Services of Allegheny County. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Navy. Services and interment held within the privacy of the family. Arrangements by the ORION C. PINKERTON FUNERAL HOME, INC.

Robert H. Stewart
Herminie
Robert H. Stewart, 74, of Herminie, on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, in the UPMC Rehabilitation Center in Squirrel Hill. He was born June 10, 1927, in McKeesport, the son of the late Wentworth H. and Grace A. Cheshire Stewart. He was a retired machinist and co-owner of the Wendel Machine Company in Irwin. A graduate of McKeesport High School, Mr. Stewart had served an apprenticeship with Westinghouse Air Brake. He was a lifelong member of the Park Baptist Church, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Keystone Clippers Model Airplane Flying Club. He is survived by his wife, Gladys M. Thompson Stewart; a son, Craig H. and his wife Donna Stewart of North Huntingdon; a daughter, Debra Taimuty and her husband Daryl of Mt. Pleasant; four grandchildren, Stacey and Rachel Taimuty, Zachary and Neil Stewart; a great-granddaughter, Hannah Taimuty; two sisters, Marlene Stewart of Polk and Olive Andrews of Chicago; and nieces and nephews. Friends received Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd. at Fawcett Avenue, McKeesport, where funeral service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.

Josephine "Josie" E. (Moskal) (Wojton) Vargo
Forest Hills
Josephine E. "Josie" (Moskal) (Wojton) Vargo, 80, on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001. Beloved wife of the late John Wojton; loving mother of Jean S. McCarthy of Farmington, Conn., Janice A. Weisel of Reston, Va.; sister of Blanche Filar of Monroeville, and the late Carl, Walter, Eddie and Raymond Moskal. From Josephine's daughters Jean and Janice: "We wish to recognize the efforts of Dr. Robert Cohen and staff members of UPMC Shadyside and Heartland Health Care Center for their caring commitment and compassion during Josephine's illness. Throughout her life, many individuals lovingly and thoughtfully touched her life. We thank all of you. But we would especially like to recognize the selfless acts of kindness and compassion from dear friends and neighbors Mark and Paula McDonough and their children Jeremy, Heather and Patrick. To Josie's many friends from Eastland Super Flea Market and to those she knew and enjoyed playing cards with at Eastern Area Adult Services in Turtle Creek, we will always have a special place in our hearts for you and for the happiness you brought into our mother's life." In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Eastern Area Adult Services, Inc., 519 Penn Avenue, Turtle Creek, PA 15145. Relatives and friends received Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the JOHN L. QUINLAN FUNERAL HOME INC., 11th and Airbrake avenues, Turtle Creek. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Colman Church, Turtle Creek, Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery.


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