|George M. Bretz
George M. Bretz, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001. He was born in Pottsville,
Pa., on June 1, 1919. Beloved husband for 55 years of Kathleen (Bambrick).
Father of George G., John and Bill Bretz, Clare Sullivan, Eileen Keating,
Kathryn Dunn and Meg Balsamico. Grandfather of Jennifer and Terance Sullivan,
Mary Alice Bretz, Nathaniel Keating, Alex and Andrew Bretz, Jason Dunn,
Anthony and Michael Balsamico. Friends received in the WILLIAM F. GROSS
FUNERAL HOME, LTD., 11735 Frankstown Road (at Rodi Road), Penn Hills, where
a Blessing Service will be Saturday at 10 a.m. Visitation Friday 7 to 9
Rose M. (Gillo) Cappa
Rose M. (Gillo) Cappa, on Monday, Nov. 5, 2001. Beloved wife of Thomas
R. Dear sweet mother of Donald T. Cappa of Baldwin Boro and Joanne Cappa
David of Mt. Lebanon. Mother-in-law of William G. David. Sister of Louise
Kane, Joseph, Daniel and Samuel Gillo. Also survived by nieces and nephews.
Friends received in the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4201 Brownsville
Road, Brentwood, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Prayer Saturday
at 10:15 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Elizabeth Church at 11:30
Newton Chapin, age 92, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001. Beloved husband of
Mariana (Lippincott) Chapin for 63 years. Beloved father of Sally Levin
and her husband Michael, and William N. Chapin and his wife Amy. Half-brother
of Juliana Kimball and James W. Chapin. Grandfather of Sarah Chapin, Emily
Levin and Elizabeth Chapin. Mr. Chapin was born June 3, 1909, in Carnegie,
Pa., to the late Newton Sr. and Matilda (Bell) Chapin. He attended Shadyside
Academy, Choate School and Princeton University. Mr. Chapin served in the
Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s in Northern Pennsylvania. After
completing his service, he joined Lee C. Moore Corp., a family-owned business.
In 1940, he enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the
Pittsburgh Ordnance District. Mr. Chapin rejoined Lee C. Moore Corp after
the war until 1962. Following, he was a consultant and owner of Marshall
Stamping and Culverts, Inc. For 25 years, he served on the Edgeworth Borough
Council and was its former president. He was a co-founder of Valley Ambulance
Authority. He was an avid musician, having compiled many of his works into
songbooks. He also enjoyed trap shooting and traveling. Burial will be
private. Service Friday at 11 a.m. in the Presbyterian Church of Sewickley.
Arrangements by COPELAND'S SEWICKLEY-IRVINE CHAPEL, 702 Beaver St. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Union Aid Society, Thorn Street, Sewickley,
Viola M. Corbit
Viola M. Corbit, on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001. Wife of the late John
C. Corbit. Mother of Sheryl C. Gilliland and Dana Woefel. Grandmother of
Lynn and Brian Woefel, Dean and the late Warren Gilliland. No visitation.
Memorial Service Saturday, Nov. 10, at 10 a.m. in Riverview U.P. Church,
3505 Perrysville Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15214. Memorials suggested to the
church. Arrangements by NEELY FUNERAL HOME, Glenshaw.
Gwendolyn D. (Pancoast) Harvey
Gwendolyn D. (Pancoast) Harvey, 74, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001. Preceded
in death by her beloved husband, William G. Harvey Jr., and a daughter,
Dawn M. Harvey. She is survived by loving daughter, Linda Sue Ervin and
her husband Wayne of West View; sons, William G. Harvey and his wife Elizabeth
of Avalon, and Larry D. Harvey and his wife Jean of Shaler; also seven
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Friends invited Friday from
9 a.m. until time of services at 10 a.m. in the ORION C. PINKERTON FUNERAL
HOME, INC., A Golden Rule Member Firm, 1014 California Ave., Avalon (North
Boros). Burial will be in Allegheny County Memorial Park.
Robert F. Hayhurst Jr.
Robert F. Hayhurst Jr., on Monday, Nov. 5, 2001. Beloved son of Robert
F. Sr. and Helen (Kimble) Hayhurst; brother of Amy McDaniel and Michele
Shimko; grandson of Robert E. and the late Margaret Frances Hayhurst, and
the late Fred Phillips; grandson and best friend of Doris Phillips; godfather
of Kathleen and Ryan Shimko; uncle of Alex McDaniel. Visitation Thursday
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the FINDLAY C. WYLIE FUNERAL HOME INC., 11311
Frankstown Road, Penn Hills, where services will be Friday at noon. Interment
private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Animal
Friends or the Pittsburgh Humane Society.
Elinor M. (Buechele) Jankowski
Elinor M. (Buechele) Jankowski, 68, of Plum Borough, died Tuesday,
Nov. 6, 2001, in Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. She was born Oct.
23, 1933, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Edward and Elsie (Jessop)
Buechele. Elinor was a retired III Clerk of the Pennsylvania Department
of Labor and Industry, Office of Employment Security of South Side, Pittsburgh,
and a member of the Pennsylvania State Employee Union. In addition to her
parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard A. Jankowski
Sr.; and a grandson, Gary Tronsberg Jr. Elinor is survived by four daughters,
Vicki McDonnell and husband Ted of Murrysville, Jeannie Jankowski-Shaffer
of Arlington, Va., Mary Tronsberg and husband Gary of North Versailles,
and Teresa Jankowski at home; a son, R. Anthony Jankowski and wife Carole
of Allison Park; a sister, Edna Leghorn of Finleyville; a brother, Ted
Buechele and wife Jackie of McMurray; and eight grandchildren, Christine,
R. Anthony 3rd and Rebeca Jankowski, Cari Jankowski, Nathan Shaffer, Joseph,
Robert and James Tronsberg. Also surviving are her mother-in-law, Jane
Jankowski of Clinton, N.J.; and a number of nieces and nephews. There will
be no public visitation. A memorial service for Elinor will be conducted
Saturday, Nov. 10, at 10 a.m. in the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC. at Twin Valley,
463 Athena Drive, Delmont, 724-468-1177, with the Rev. Dismas Young of
St. Mary's Church, Export, presiding. Interment will follow in Twin Valley
Memorial Park, Delmont. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, please
give blood or donations to the Central Blood Bank, c/o Darlene Simon, 812
Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. (For directions go to www.VaiaFuneralHome.com)
Kevin P. Altman, supervisor, in charge of arrangements.
Stephen J. Korinchak
Stephen J. Korinchak died unexpectedly on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, in
Ecuador. Born in Pittsburgh on April 19, 1973, he was 28 years old. Dear
son of Joseph E. and Susan E. (Brown) Korinchak of Richland. Grandson of
Anthony and Nancy Korinchak of St. Michael, Pa., and Ray and Teresa Brown
of Mill Creek, Pa. Brother of Sandra M. Korinchak of Salem, Mass., Donald
J. Korinchak of Pittsburgh and Debra S. Aiken of Alexandria, Va. Dear boyfriend
of Jaime L. Stanczak of Alexandria, Va. Friends received Thursday 2 to
4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME LTD., 5864 Heckert Road,
Bakerstown, www.schellhaasfuneralhome.com. Mass of Christian Burial Friday
at 9:30 a.m. in St. Andrew the Apostle Byzantine Catholic Church, Logan
Road, Pine Twp. The Rev. Andrew Deskevich will celebrate. Interment in
John Brown Cemetery in Mill Creek, Pa. In desired, memorial donations to
the American Diabetes Association of a charity of choice.
Carol Louise Probst Lawver
Carol Louise Probst Lawver, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, after a valiant
struggle, in UPMC Passavant, McCandless. She was born Nov. 5, 1934, in
Allison Park, the daughter of the late Rudolph A. and Madalene Wise Probst.
She is survived by three daughters, Leslie D. Lawver of Oveido, Fla., Lynn
D. Musthaller of Cranberry Twp. and Lori D. Climo of Portersville, Pa.;
four sons, Larry D. Lawver of Oveido, Fla., Lee D. Lawver of Valencia,
Lon D. Lawver of Cranberry Twp. and Lyle D. Lawver of Easton, Pa.; one
brother, Ronald Probst of Arkansas; 14 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by a son, Lance D. Lawver, and two brothers.
Friends received 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the GLENN-KILDOO CRANBERRY
CHAPEL, 130 Wisconsin Ave., Cranberry Twp. Funeral services 10 a.m. Saturday
in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. John J. Hoogerbrugge officiating.
Burial will be in Mt. Royal Cemetery, Shaler.
Amy Lynne Maxwell
Amy Lynne Maxwell, 29, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, in her home in Ross
Twp. Born in Pittsburgh on Aug. 21, 1972, she was the daughter of Robert
J. Jr. and Barbara Burke Maxwell. She is survived by her brother, William
R. Maxwell of Ross; and grandparents, Robert J. Sr. and Norma R. Maxwell.
Friends received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the SIMONS FUNERAL
HOME, INC., 7720 Perry Highway, Ross, www.simonsfuneralhomeinc.com. Services
will be in the chapel of the funeral home Friday at 10 a.m. Interment will
follow in Hiland Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer
Society, 241 Fourth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1744.
Helen Herler Nebel
Helen Herler Nebel, age 80, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, in Wexford House,
McCandless. She was born in Pittsburgh on May 18, 1921, the daughter of
the late Charles and Helen (Auer) Herler. Beloved cousin of Patricia Bucsek,
Charles Bucsek and sons Adam and Mark, all of Shaler, Dennis Bucsek and
wife Sue of North Carolina, George Auer Jr. of West Virginia, and Eleanor
Viney of Arizona. Helen was employed as an accountant for Shenango, Inc.,
and was a member of Berkeley Hills Lutheran Church. Family will receive
friends Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME,
INC., 388 Center Ave., West View, www.schellhaasfuneralhome.com, where
services will be Friday at 2 p.m. Vicar Jack Hernstrom will officiate.
Interment in Uniondale Cemetery.
Kathryn L. Schneider
Glen Mills, Delaware County
Formerly of Hampton and Blawnox
Kathryn L. Schneider, age 75, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, in Brinton
Manor, Glen Mills, Pa. She was born in October, 1926, in Blawnox, to the
late Charles and Faye Beaver Roach. Kathryn worked for 15 years at American
Roller Bearing Co. in RIDC Park, O'Hara, as a secretary, retiring in 1981.
She was a member of Hampton Presbyterian Church and a former member of
Hoboken Presbyterian Church of Blawnox. She is survived by her daughter,
Elaine S. Vogeley of Glen Mills; her son, Jacob C. Schneider of Elkton,
Md.; and four grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded
in death by her husband, Jacob L. Schneider. Friends received Saturday,
Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the HERBERT R. KING FUNERAL HOME, INC.,
Route 8 at 2841 Woodland Circle, Allison Park (Hampton), (www.kingfuneralhome.com),
where services will be following visitation at 1 p.m. The Rev. Bob Breed
will officiate. Interment will follow in Allegheny County Memorial Park,
Walter T. Valkavitch
Walter T. Valkavitch, age 79, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, in UPMC Passavant,
McCandless. He was born in Harwick, Pa., Nov. 7, 1921, son of the late
Stanley and Josephine (Zak) Valkavitch. In addition to his parents, Mr.
Valkavitch was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret (Buckley) Valkavitch,
and a brother, Stanley Valkavitch. He is survived by two children, Valerie
Valkavitch, and Gary L. Valkavitch and his wife Patricia, all of Ross;
three grandchildren, Krista, Gary Jr. and Michelle; and a sister, Helen
Babyak of Cheswick. Walter was the original owner of Wally's Pizza in Millvale
and Springdale. He was a member of P.N.A. Federation Lodge and a World
War II veteran. Family will receive friends Thursday 1 to 9 p.m. in the
SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 388 Center Ave., West View, www.schellhaasfuneralhome.com,
where a blessing service will be Friday at 12:30 p.m. The Rev. Robert A.
Norton of St. Athanasius Church will officiate. Interment in Allegheny
County Memorial Park.
Robin R. Zickefoose
Robin R. Zickefoose, 14, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, in Children's
Hospital of Pittsburgh. She was born Sept. 5, 1987, in Pittsburgh, a daughter
of Bernie R. Zickefoose and Dana Connolly. Robin was a seventh-grade student
at West Allegheny Middle School. In addition to her parents, she is survived
by her sister, Pam Zickefoose at home; her grandmother, Marie Jarecki of
Kennedy Twp.; her adopted grandmother, Rose Lutz; and a family of nurses
at Children's Hospital. Friends received 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8,
and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at THOMAS-LITTLE FUNERAL SERVICE,
5000 Noblestown Road, Oakdale. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church with
the Rev. William Schwartz. Interment will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Buckhannon,
Jane Cameron Slaymaker Zimmerman
Jane Cameron Slaymaker Zimmerman died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, in
Longwood at Oakmont Health Care Center, of cancer in her 89th year. She
was interred in Lancaster, Pa., at a graveside service. Mrs. Zimmerman
was born in White Chimneys, Gap-in-the-Hills, Lancaster, Pa., where her
family lived since 1720. She moved to Pittsburgh in 1943 with her husband,
John G. Zimmerman, also of Lancaster, who predeceased her in 1981. While
Mr. Zimmerman worked as manager of the applied research division of the
U.S. Steel Laboratory, Mrs. Zimmerman volunteered extensively at St. Margaret's
Memorial Hospital on both the Dispensary and the Women's Auxiliary boards.
A capable businesswoman, she ran the Lawrenceville facility's Hospital
Gift Shop for many years, building a large and loyal clientele and providing
support for the hospital's bed fund and other programs. Mrs. Zimmerman
was also very active in the Junior League of Pittsburgh, and worked in
and managed the organization's thrift shop for many years. At her time
of death, she was the league's oldest sustaining member. Gardens were one
of Mrs. Zimmerman's lifelong interests. She had been an active member of
the Fox Chapel Garden Club since 1946. Over her lifetime, she built a broad
and deep knowledge of flowers and gardening, trees, grounds and landscaping.
She continued to learn and share her knowledge enthusiastically throughout
her life. Her plants and seedlings were an important part of the Fox Chapel
Garden Club's May Market booth. Mrs. Zimmerman was a member of the National
Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
a genealogical society devoted to historic preservation and patriotic education.
She was a member of the Shadyside Presbyterian Church, under the leadership
of Howard C. Scarfe, and was instrumental in the founding of the Fox Chapel
Episcopal Church. She was a member of the Hamilton Club of Lancaster and
of the Fox Chapel Golf Club. Mrs. Zimmerman is survived by two sons, John
G. Jr. of Sewickley and William F. of Amherst, Va.; one daughter, Mrs.
D. Grahame Smyth of Pittsburgh; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A service in celebration of her life will be in Calvary Episcopal Church
at Shady Avenue and Walnut Street in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Nov. 14, at
12:30 p.m. Those whose lives were touched by hers are warmly invited. A
light lunch will follow. In place of flowers, memorial contributions may
be sent to the Lancaster Farmland Trust, 128 E. Marion Street, Lancaster,
PA 17603, or to the Horticultural Society of Western Pennsylvania (the
organization that is building the Botanic Garden), PO Box 5126, Pittsburgh,
PA 15206. Local arrangements are under the direction of the FRANK R. ZIMMERMAN
FUNERAL HOME INC., 627 Smithfield St., Mt. Pleasant.
Garnet N. Anthony
Garnet N. Anthony, 80, of Donegal, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, in
Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born Nov. 27, 1920, in Donegal Township,
a daughter of the late Charles and Jennie Martz Lenhart. She was Lutheran
by faith. Prior to retirement, she was employed by the former Union National
Bank of Pittsburgh. She was the last surviving member of her family, having
been preceded in death by eight sisters: Evelyn Grimm, Clara Newill, Mabel
Query, Beulah Darr, Mae Burns, Alberta Mays, Gladys Lenhart and Faye Munson.
She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received
at the L. BOYD SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., Church Street, Donegal, Friday
from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10
a.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Herb Dubler officiating.
Interment will be in Donegal Cemetery. Jamie Snyder Brown, funeral director.
Roy W. Bowser
Roy W. Bowser, 93, of Normalville, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday,
Nov. 6, 2001, while in the Eicher's Family Home, Normalville. He was born
March 23, 1908, in Addison, Somerset County, a son of the late John C.
and Minnie R. Uphole Bowser. Roy was a longtime resident of Normalville.
He worked as a farmer and also worked for PennDOT. He was sexton of Normalville
Cemetery for 46 years and was past president of the Normalville Cemetery
Association. He was also a sales representative for Connellsville Memorials.
Roy was a member of the Normalville United Methodist Church and attended
the Star Junction Baptist Church. He was a member of the Mill Run Grange
1109 and held various offices in the grange. He enjoyed senior citizens
trips, dinners, raising a garden and canning what he raised. Roy enjoyed
cooking and making vegetable and potato soup. His rice dish was a specialty
at dinners. Listening to gospel music and watching ``The Price is Right''
was a daily routine for Roy. He would talk to anyone who would stand still
to listen. Roy is survived by two sons, Don Bowser and his wife, Meriel,
of Mill Run and Duane Bowser and his wife, Birdie, of Normalville; seven
grandchildren, Pam Hughes, Carol Hull, Selena Tressler, Roy E. Bowser,
Laverne Hager, Charles Bowser and Denise King; 10 great-grandchildren,
Laurie Hoke, Kathy Hull, Leah and Jimmy Hughes, Angela and Stacey Musto,
Zachary Tressler, Shania Bowser and Jonathan and Patrick Hager; two sisters,
Lena Bietzel and her husband, Earnest, of Accident, Md., and Mary Thornburg
of Astor, Fla.; a brother, Charles Bowser of Accident, Md.; and numerous
nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his
wife of 53 years, Theadoshia Frantz Bowser, on April 18, 1987; his brothers,
Joseph and Freeman Bowser; a sister, Betty Williams; and a daughter-in-law,
Edith Bowser. Family and friends will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL
HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m. A
funeral service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with
the Rev. John Davis officiating. A committal service and interment will
follow in the Normalville Cemetery.
Susan A. (Montecupo) Czuway
Susan A. (Montecupo) Czuway, 85, of Herminie, died Monday, Nov. 5,
2001, at Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg. She was born Jan. 13, 1916, in
Tarrs, a daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Colaprete) Montecupo. She
was a member of St. Edward Church, Herminie. In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by her husband, Sigmund ``Ziggy'' Czuway, in
1985; a brother, Tony; and a sister, Margaret Montecupo. Mrs. Czuway, ``Susan,''
is survived by four brothers, Mr. Joseph and his wife, Elinor Montecupo,
of Port Orange, Fla., Mr. Louis and his wife, Josephine Montecupo, of Herminie,
Mr. James and his wife, Evelyn ``Dolly'' Montecupo, of Greensburg and Mr.
John and his wife, Mary Montecupo, of Greensburg; and several nieces and
nephews. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME
INC., Herminie, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. A funeral liturgy will be held in the funeral home Friday at
11 a.m. with the Rev. Lawrence L. Manchas officiating. Interment will follow
in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. A St. Edward
parish rosary will be recited Thursday at 3:30 p.m. and a St. Edward parish
wake service will be held Thursday at 7:30 p.m., both in the funeral home.
Gilbert A. ``Gib'' DiMatteo
Gilbert A. ``Gib'' DiMatteo, 78, of Market Street, Scottdale, died
early Wednesday morning, Nov. 7, 2001, in his residence. He was born June
15, 1923, in Scottdale, a son of the late Agostino and Josephine DiPasquale
DiMatteo. Gib was a life member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic
Church, Scottdale, and the church's Holy Name and St. Vincent DePaul societies.
He was also a 4th Degree member and Past Grand Knight and Faithful Navigator
of the Catholic Knights of Columbus, Bishop O'Connor Assembly, Connellsville.
He was a veteran of the armed forces serving during World War II with the
U.S. Army, Company N, 12th Quartermaster Training Regiment and Service
Company, 110th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Scottdale.
Gib was a graduate of Scottdale High School, Class of 1943, and Uniontown
Technical School. He was a retired blacksmith and welder in the cold reduction
department of U.S. Steel, Irvin Works, with 39 years of service. Gib was
a member of the South Greensburg American Legion Post 981 and a member
of the Mt. Pleasant and Everson Senior Citizens organizations. He was also
a member of the Scottdale Sons of Italy and East Huntingdon Sportsman's
Club. He was a licensed amateur radio operator with his call sign ``W3RSY''
and a member of the Coke Center Radio Club in Connellsville. Gib leaves
to cherish his memories, his loving and devoted wife of 50 years, Yolanda
H. Celani DiMatteo, whom he married Feb. 3, 1951; and his daughter, Gloria
Jean Pohodich and her husband, Kevin, of Elizabeth Township. In addition
to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Vincent DiMatteo,
who was killed in action in France during World War II, and Gerald ``Jerry''
DiMatteo, who died April 23, 1976. Gib's family will receive friends in
the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Friday
from 2 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held Saturday at 12 p.m. in
the funeral home, followed by his Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 12:30
p.m. in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale, with the
Rev. William P. Donahue as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. John
the Baptist R.C. Parish Cemetery, Scottdale. A parish wake service will
be held Friday afternoon in the funeral home.
Joan T. (Valent) Faust
Joan T. (Valent) Faust, 68, of 300 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, Md.,
died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, in her home. Born Feb. 8, 1933, in Wickhaven,
Pa., she was a daughter of the late Joseph Charles and Mildred Theresa
Valent. She was the wife of the late Wilbert W. Faust, who died in 1991.
Joan is survived by a daughter, Cynthia L. Boyd of Hagerstown, Md.; two
brothers, Joseph Valent of Newport, Va., and Gerald Valent of Cleveland,
Ohio; two sisters, Margaret DeRose of Pittsburgh and Veronica Heck of Fayette
City; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. The graveside service
will be 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Mt. Nebo Church of God Cemetery,
County Line Road, Champion. The arrangements have been entrusted to the
GERALD N. MINNICH FUNERAL HOME, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD.
William K. Fox
William K. Fox, 92, of Hunker RD1, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, in Hempfield
Manor, Greensburg. He was born in Hempfield Township, Feb. 2, 1909, a son
of the late James B. and Lilly Wilkinson Fox. Besides his parents, he was
preceded in death by a grandchild; two brothers, James Edward Fox and Paul
H. Fox; and a sister, Ethel Sebek. He is survived by his wife of 69 years,
Grace Washabaugh Fox; four children, Joann G. Long and husband, John R.,
of Mogadore, Ohio, William K. Fox Jr. and wife, Nancy, of Greensburg, Sylvia
K. Hohn and husband, Albert, of New Stanton RD1 and Phillip P. Fox and
wife, Alice, of Hunker RD1; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and
a sister, G. Louise Sanner of Cochranton, Pa. He was retired from International
Paper and a member of St. Paul's Seanor United Church of Christ, a member
of the church council and the Seanor Cemetery Board. Friends will be received
at the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood, Friday from 2
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Additional visitation at St. Paul's Seanor United
Church of Christ, Hempfield Township, Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time
of service at 11 a.m. with the Rev. James H. Ghrist officiating. Interment
to follow at Seanor Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions
to St. Paul's Seanor United Church of Christ.
Mary Lou Walker McWilliams
Mary Lou Walker McWilliams, 72, of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday,
Nov. 7, 2001, at Life Care, Wilkinsburg. She was born Feb. 26, 1929, in
Wilkinsburg, a daughter of the late James B. Sr. and Josephine Walker.
She was a graduate of Penn Hills High School, Class of 1948, and Duff's
Business School. She retired from Family and Children's Services, Monroeville,
where she was employed for over 20 years. She was a member of the Penns
Woods United Methodist Church, North Huntingdon, and the Elizabeth Township
Chapter 418 O.E.S. She is survived by her husband, Charles C. McWilliams
Sr.; two children, Charles C. McWilliams Jr. and his wife, Victoria, of
North Versailles and Deborah S. Altieri and her husband, Mark, of McKeesport;
four grandchildren, Melissa A. McWilliams and Mario, Kyle and Abby Altieri;
two sisters, Sandra Roberts and her husband, Bruce, of San Diego, Calif.,
and Carol Dugan and her husband, Conrad, of Raleigh, N.C.; and a brother,
James B. Walker Jr. of Florida; also nieces and nephews. Friends to be
received at the FORGIE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport,
from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Funeral services
to be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Floyd
A. Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park.
O.E.S. services will be held Friday at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home.
George M. Nemeth
Formerly of Southwest
George M. Nemeth, 77, of Mt. Pleasant, formerly of Southwest, died
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, in Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born Nov. 17,
1923, in Youngwood, a son of the late Michael and Susan Onusko Nemeth.
He was Catholic by faith. Prior to his retirement, he was a carpenter.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II. He was
a member of the Hecla Sportsmen's Club, and a life member of the VFW Post
3368 of Mt. Pleasant. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death
by his wife, Emily Rutkowsky Nemeth; a son-in-law, Robert Holmes; and two
sisters, Margaret Nemeth and Nancy Young. He is survived by three daughters,
Victoria Straslicka and her husband, Bill, of North Hills, Janet Holmes
of Ruffsdale, and Georgia Hoak and her husband, Keith, of Norvelt; three
grandchildren, Billy Straslicka, Keith Hoak Jr. and Clinton Hoak; four
sisters, Virginia Schachte of Southwest, Joanne Immel of Greensburg, and
twin sisters, Esther Schall of Latrobe and Betty Uhrinick of New York;
and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL
HOME, Norvelt, Thursday from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will
be held in the funeral home Saturday at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Christopher
R. Burke officiating. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial
Park, Hempfield Township. Military rites will be accorded by VFW Post 3368
and American Legion Post 446, both of Mt. Pleasant, the AMVETS Post 94
of United, and the Armbrust Veterans. Sandra L. Hoffer, funeral director.
Cynthia S. Paoletti
Cynthia S. Paoletti, 43, of Elizabeth, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001. A
1976 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School, a graduate of the University
of Pittsburgh, currently attended Duquesne University for graduate work.
Webmaster of VIPACE.ORG. Active in the Guild for the Blind. A member of
Euclid at Pitt and a member of B.V.S. Sister of Nicholas Charles Paoletti
of Brentwood. Daughter of Ernest L. Paoletti of Belle Vernon and Norma
J. Steele of Southport, N.C. Stepdaughter of Phyllis Paoletti of Belle
Vernon. Also survived by uncles, aunts and cousins. A memorial service
will be held at noon Saturday, Nov. 10, at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL
HOME INC., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be sent to Diabetes Research Center, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Robert S. Ryan Jr.
Robert S. Ryan Jr., 43, of Hempfield Township, died Wednesday, Nov.
7, 2001, in the Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept.
16, 1958, in Greensburg, a son of Helena L. Sarge Ryan of Jeannette and
the late Robert S. Ryan Sr. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served
during the Gulf War. He worked as a corrections officer at SCI Greene.
He was a member of the Grandview Volunteer Fire Department. In addition
to his father, he was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Andrew
J. and Esther J. Ryan; and maternal grandfather, Carl H. Sarge Jr. In addition
to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Beverly Smith Ryan; a brother,
John Ryan and his wife, Lynn, of Jeannette; a sister, Allanna ``Lonnie''
Ryan of Beaufort, S.C.; maternal grandmother, Margaret Sarge of Jeannette;
nephew, John Andrew Ryan; two nieces, Jessica and Ashley Sarver; and a
great-niece, Destiny Sarver. Friends will be received at the MASON-GELDER
FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Thursday from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in the funeral
home with Pastor Clyde McCants officiating. Interment with military honors
will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg. Members
of the Grandview Volunteer Fire Department will hold services Thursday
at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.
Carl M. Shick
Carl M. Shick, 78, of Latrobe, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001. He was born
Jan. 31, 1923, in Latrobe, a son of the late Anthony and Myrtle Stoup Shick.
Prior to retirement, he was employed by Kennametal with 43 years of service.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. He was
a member of American Legion Post 515 in Latrobe. In addition to his parents,
he was preceded in death by his wife, Lois E. Johnson Shick; an infant
daughter, Mary Margaret Shick; an infant brother, Ralph Shick; two brothers,
Donald and Lawrence Shick; and a sister, Mary Clare. He is survived by
three daughters, Elaine Williams and her husband, David, of Valencia, Pa.,
Deborah Blotzer and her husband, Cary, of Derry and Beth Bosco and her
husband, David, of Latrobe; a brother, Glenn Shick of Latrobe; two sisters,
Thelma Johnston of Derry and Margaret Guter and her husband, Robert, of
Ligonier; six grandchildren, Marissa, Kara, Kristin, Katelyn, Eric and
Kevin; a special friend, Ruth Barkley of Latrobe; and numerous nieces and
nephews. Friends will be received Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
at the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A Funeral
Mass will be celebrated Friday at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Family Church, Latrobe.
Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Unity Township. Military services will
be held 8:45 a.m. Friday in the funeral home.
Zellers G. Spicher
Zellers G. Spicher, 93, of Ligonier, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, in
Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born April 2, 1908, in Ligonier Township,
a son of the late Jacob and Annie Zellers Spicher. He was a member of the
Calvary United Methodist Church, Ligonier. Prior to retirement, he was
employed by Laurel Valley Golf Club. He was preceded in death by his first
wife, Mary O'Toole Spicher, March 25, 1980; his second wife, Martha Shaffer
Spicher, Dec. 26, 2000; five brothers, William, Russell, Roy, Harry and
Charles Spicher; and a sister, Ruth Welshons. He is survived by a son,
Thomas Spicher and his wife, Shirley, of Bethalto, Ill.; a daughter, Joanne
and her husband, Larry Livengood, of Midland, Pa.; four grandchildren;
and a great-grandson, Alex Livengood. Friends will be received at the SNYDER
FUNERAL HOME INC. & CREMATORY, Bell and East Church streets, Ligonier,
Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday
at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Dennis E.
Lawton officiating. Interment will be in Ligonier Valley Cemetery. The
family suggests memorial donations be made to the Calvary U.M. Church,
Church and St. Clair streets, Ligonier, PA 15658. Elizabeth Snyder Bloom,
Anna Sabol Zychowski
Anna Sabol Zychowski, 85, of Trafford, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2O01,
in her home. She was born Sept. 2, 1916, in Rankin, a daughter of the late
Michael Sabol and Anna Mazer Sabol Sorokas. She was a member of St. Regis
Church, Altar Rosary Society and Royal Neighbors 10627. In addition to
her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Walter E.
Zychowski; three brothers, Michael Sabol, George Sorokas and Michael Sorokas;
and three sisters Anna Toth, Rose Bazala and Agnes Doperak. She is survived
by her loving children, Edward F. Zychowski and Janet A. Fasciano; a sister,
Dorothy Hudak; two grandchildren, Christopher J. and Anne M. Fasciano;
and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the DAVID A.
RITTER FUNERAL HOME, 220 Edgewood Ave., Trafford, Thursday from 7 to 9
p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated
Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Regis Church, Trafford, with Father James D.
Tringhese as celebrant. Interment will follow in New St. Joseph Cemetery.