|CLAIRE A. FUNK
Claire A. Funk, 74, of Jeannette, died Wednesday,
Nov. 3, 1999, in Westmoreland Manor, Hempfield Township. She was born Dec.
2, 1924, in Penn Township, a daughter of the late Joseph and Nellie Klingensmith
Woll. She was a member of the Alliance Church of Jeannette and the AARP.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles
Funk; and three sisters, Alma Peer, Evelyn Brown and Esther Woll. She is
survived by two sisters, Rose Marie Bundgard of Mt. Pleasant and Geraldine
Gregory of Greensburg; a sister-in-law, Stella Barkefelt of Jeannette;
and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the MASON-GELDER
FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Friday from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday in the funeral home
at a time to be announced. Interment will follow in Plum Creek Cemetery
in Plum Borough.
RICHARD B. GARDNER
Richard B. Gardner, of McCandless Township, died
Monday, Nov. 1, 1999, at UPMC Passavant Hospital. Survivors include his
wife of 60 years, Catherine (Genkinger) Gardner; a daughter, Karen Luderer
of Clarion; a son, Dr. Robert Gardner of Dayton, Ohio; a sister, Barbara;
and brothers, James and Alfred Gardner; and four grandchildren. Mr. Gardner
was a World War II veteran; a Robert Morris College alumnus; an elder and
trustee of Memorial Park Presbyterian Church; a member of Avalon Lodge
#657, F&AM, Bellevue American Legion Post 0161, and North Allegheny
#168 AARP. He was with Gulf Oil Corp. Transportation Co. for 42 years.
Burial will be in Allegheny County Memorial Park. A memorial service will
be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at Memorial Park Presbyterian Church,
8800 Peebles Road, Allison Park. The family suggests memorials be made
to Odyssey Healthcare Inc. (Hospice), Park West One, Suite 500, Cliff Mine
Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15275. Arrangements by SIMONS FUNERAL HOME INC., Pittsburgh,
MARY SUE (BOVINGTON) JOHNSON
Mary Sue (Bovington) Johnson, 70, of Mt. Lebanon,
died peacefully at home on Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999. Born in Cleveland,
Ohio, Dec. 4, 1928, to the late John R. and Helen Pettibone. She graduated
from Wheaton College in Massachusetts in 1951; married C. Bayard Johnson
Jr. in 1958; and settled in Pittsburgh in 1971. She is survived by her
loving husband, Bayard; daughters and sons-in-law, Cam and Greg Allen of
Mt. Lebanon and Gail Johnson and Tim Elgren of Clinton, N.Y.; daughter,
Molly Johnson of Seattle, Wash.; son and daughter-in-law, Bayard and Karen
Johnson of St. Louis, Mo.; and six grandchildren, Robby, Brad, Scott, Ruth,
Ben and Bay. She is also survived by her brother, John R. Bovington of
Cleveland, Ohio. She was a dedicated, active grandmother, a member of Southminster
Presbyterian Church and active in numerous church and community activities,
including Southminster choir, women's hand bell team and AFS student exchange.
Her family gratefully acknowledges the outpouring of support throughout
the past few months from friends near and far, as well as the caring guidance
and support of the Family Hospice. A memorial service will be held Saturday,
Nov. 13, at 9:30 a.m. at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Mt. Lebanon.
Sue expressed wishes that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made
to Southminster Presbyterian Church music program, Mt. Lebanon, Pa., the
Mt. Lebanon Public Library or Family Hospice, Mt. Lebanon.
Betty MacDonald, 90, of Ligonier, died Tuesday,
Nov. 2, 1999, in the Bethlen Home in Ligonier Township. She was born June
29, 1909, in Portskerra, Scotland, a daughter of the late Norman and Elizabeth
Belford MacKay. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,
Robert W. MacDonald, on Sept. 17, 1988; a son, Alexander W. MacDonald,
on Dec. 10, 1995; and seven brothers and sisters. She is survived by two
daughters, Mrs. Frederick (Norma C.) Thomas of Newark, Ohio, and Mrs. Richard
(Betty Joan) Matson of Ligonier RD1; a son, Robert H. MacDonald of Virginia
Beach, Va.; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and several nieces
and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be celebrated Saturday, Nov. 27,
at 1 p.m. at her former residence, 501 N. St. Clair St., Ligonier. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Bethlen Home Activities Fund. Arrangements
by McCABE FUNERAL HOME, Derry.
LOUISE (BLYSTONE) MENSCH
Louise (Blystone) Mensch, 75, passed away Wednesday,
Oct. 27, 1999, at her home in Richland, Mich. Formerly of the Mt. Pleasant
area, she was a daughter of the late Irene and Kenneth Blystone. Besides
her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford A. Mensch;
a sister, Adah Belle Kampitch; and a brother, Darrell T. Blystone. She
is survived by her sons, Clifford Mensch of California, John Mensch and
Kenneth Mensch of Michigan; daughters, Lena Koger of Galesburg, Mich.,
and Cathy Banks of Cadillac, Mich.; a brother, Robert J. Blystone of Hancock,
Md.; and a sister, Phyllis Carns of Greensburg. She is also survived by
six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at FARLEY-ESTES & DOWDLE FUNERAL HOME, Richland,
Mich. Interment followed at Fort Custer National Cemetery.
L. DALE PALMER
L. Dale Palmer, 78, of Greensburg, died Wednesday,
Nov. 3, 1999, in Hempfield Manor, Greensburg. He was born June 9, 1921,
in Greensburg, a son of the late Luther Lee and Anna Truxel Palmer. Prior
to retirement, he had been employed by the state Highway Department. He
was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy. In addition
to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret L. Altman
Palmer; a son, Larry Dale Palmer, who died in Vietnam in 1970; and a brother,
Vernon Russell Palmer. He is survived by a daughter, Linda Presock of New
Stanton; and a granddaughter, Cheri Rega of Greensburg. Friends will be
received at the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood, Friday
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at which time a funeral service will be held with
the Rev. John Higgins officiating.
MARY R. DIVELEY PRITTS
Mary R. Diveley Pritts, 81, of Mt. Pleasant, died
Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, in Mt. Gilead, Ohio. She was born Sept. 12, 1918,
in Aberdeen, S.D., a daughter of the late Merl D. and Gladys Njos Diveley.
She was a member of Mt. Joy Church of the Brethren. Mary was a graduate
of Meyersdale High School, Class of 1936. In addition to her parents, she
was preceded in death by her husband, Harold O. Pritts, in 1984; and a
brother, Merl D. Diveley, in 1997. She is survived by two sons, Wayne Pritts
of Villa Ridge, Mo., and Merl Pritts and wife, Fay, of Mt. Pleasant; a
daughter, Karen Goswick and husband, Arthur, of Mt. Gilead, Ohio; a brother,
Victor E. Diveley and wife, Priscilla, of North Scituate, R.I.; three sisters,
Esther Johnson of Garrett, Pa., Betty Bungard of Meyersdale, Pa., and Helen
Wagner of Salisbury, Pa.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren;
and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the EUGENE
G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, Friday from 7 to
9 p.m. and Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Her funeral service will
be held Sunday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Durward E. Hays
and the Rev. Charles D. Whipple co-officiating. Interment will follow in
the Mt. Joy Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant.
Zora Savich, 85, formerly of Wilmerding, died
Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999. A daughter of the late John and Mildred (Kunich)
Savich. Sister of the late Mildred Dojcinovich, Stella Lonchar, and Edward,
Peter, Samuel and Michael Savich. Also, nieces and nephews. No visitation.
Arrangements by ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., Wilmerding, (412) 824-4332.
M. BLANCHE SHAFFER
M. Blanche Shaffer, 81, of Penn Run, died Wednesday,
Nov. 3, 1999, at Indiana Hospital. Daughter of Edward Barr and Vernie Johns
Barr, she was born June 13, 1918, in Heilwood. Mrs. Shaffer lived all of
her life in Indiana County and worked as a secretary and salesperson for
Ager Appliances, Indiana. She was a member of First Christian Church, Pine
Flats, Penn Run Senior Citizens, and many community affairs. Mrs. Shaffer
is survived by a daughter, Janet Ager of Jeannette; two brothers, William
Barr of Indiana and Charles Barr of Diamondville; a sister, Joette Shaffer
of Indiana; two grandchildren, Kevin Ager and Kelly Weightman; and two
great-grandchildren, Dustin and Paige Ager. She was preceded in death by
her parents; two brothers, Clair and John Barr; a sister, Elizabeth Cramer;
and two grandsons, Brian and Curtis Ager. Friends will be received from
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at ROBINSON-LYTLE INC., Indiana, where
services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Randy L. Elsea
officiating. Interment will be in Brush Valley Lutheran Cemetery.
JENNIE MARIE SHRADER
Jennie Marie Shrader, 94, of South Greensburg,
died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, at her home. She was born Nov. 19, 1904,
in Greensburg, the daughter of the late Francis and Beulah Quick Albert.
She was a member of the South Greensburg United Methodist Church, the Western
Pennsylvania Firemen's Auxiliary Association, and a former member of the
Dames of Malta. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by
her husband, John D. Shrader; and two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Shrader Mates
and Mrs. Beulah Shrader Hale. She is survived by her son, Clarence R. Shrader
and his wife, Elizabeth, of South Greensburg; five grandchildren, Clarence
R. Shrader Jr. of Orlando, Fla., Jeffrey A. Shrader and Mrs. Karen Hillwig,
both of Greensburg, Mrs. Kathie Mates Harper of South Greensburg, and Mrs.
Renee Harrity of Harrison City; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Shrader was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Friends
will be received at the COSHEY-NICHOLSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 319 W. Pittsburgh
St., Greensburg, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 3 to 5 and 7
to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the funeral
home with the Rev. Thomas D. Hindman officiating. Interment will follow
in Westmoreland County Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to
the South Greensburg United Methodist Church, 411 Sheridan Ave., Greensburg,
PA 15601. Alvin P. Oskin Jr., funeral director, in charge of arrangements.
DAVID S. SULLIVAN
David S. Sullivan, 30, of Turtle Creek, formerly
of North Huntingdon, on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999. He was an employee of Giant
Eagle, Store #60, and HealthSouth Rehab Center, both in Monroeville. Husband
of Tammy M. (Kauffman); father of Scott and Brandon; son of Joan (Caldwell)
Lindsay and her husband, George, of North Huntingdon, and David G. Sullivan
and his wife, Judy, of North Huntingdon; and brother of Robin McWilliams
of Ohio and Elaine Campbell of Lawrenceville. Friends may call Thursday
from 7 to 9 p.m.; Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the PATRICK T.
LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, Turtle Creek/Monroeville Chapel, 1111 Monroeville
Ave., Turtle Creek, (412) 823-9350. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Colman
Church Saturday at 10 a.m.
LOIS (MULLOOLY) ZYRA
Lois (Mullooly) Zyra, 71, of Turtle Creek, on
Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999. She was a retired employee of USX, E.T. Works. Mother
of Trudy Loughrey (wife of Robert G.) of Villanova, Pa., formerly of Mt.
Lebanon, and the late Charles L. ``Zero'' Zyra. Sister of Jane Osman of
Turtle Creek. Grandmother of C.J. Starkey, Patrick, Allison, Timothy and
Ned Loughrey. Also survived by her aunt, Ellen McKinney of Turtle Creek;
and many caring friends and relatives. Friends may call Thursday from 7
to 9 p.m.; Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the PATRICK T. LANIGAN
FUNERAL HOME, Turtle Creek/Monroeville Chapel, 1111 Monroeville Ave., Turtle
Creek, (412) 823-9350. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Colman Church Saturday
Delfino P. Calvo
DELFINO P. CALVO
Delfino P. Calvo, 77, of Latrobe (Mechesneytown),
died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999, in the Latrobe Area Hospital. He was born Aug.
13, 1922, in New Derry, a son of the late Guiseppi and Merchiolina (Calvo)
Calvo. Prior to his retirement in 1986, he was a teacher of instrumental
music at the Derry Area High School, where he had over 42 years of service.
He was also a member and chief negotiator for the Derry Area Education
Association. Del was a 1939 graduate of the Indiana Area High School, and
a 1941 graduate of the Ernest Williams Professional School of Music in
Ithaca, N.Y. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II, and
played in the Army Air Corps band stationed at Bolling Field in Washington,
D.C. This band played at all State Department and related national functions.
After being discharged from the service, he received his bachelor's degree
in music from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and his Master's of Music
Education from Duquesne University. He was a member of the Latrobe Presbyterian
Church, the church chancel choir, the Willing Workers of the church, and,
along with his wife, delivered Meals on Wheels. Del was a member of the
Greensburg Musical Society Local 339, and played in the Del Mar Quintet
Dance Band. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his
first wife, Louise (Krisak) Calvo, in 1983; and a brother, Raymond Calvo.
He is survived by his wife, Susannah M. (Jones) Calvo, whom he married
in 1984; two children, Deleen L. DeMary and her husband, Don, of Norvelt
and Daniel J. Calvo and his wife, Mary Ann, of Hopkinton, Mass.; his stepmother,
Alda (Psenda) Calvo of Corteranzo, Province of Alessandria, Italy; four
grandchildren, Michael Nicol and his wife, Katherine, Brock Smith, Tim
Smith and Colleen Calvo; two sisters, Mary Costanzo and her husband, Luigi,
of Milan, Italy, and Sylvia Paracca and her husband, Pierangelo, of Valdellatorre,
Province of Torino, Italy; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends
were received at the HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier
St., Latrobe, from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and will be received from 2 to
4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be held at noon Friday
in Unity Chapel, Unity Township, with the Rev. Dr. David B. Batchelder
officiating. Interment will follow in Unity Cemetery. Memorial contributions
may be made to the Delfino P. Calvo Memorial Music Fund, in care of Derry
Area High School, 982 Chestnut St. Extension, Derry PA 15627.
MARY JOSEPHINE WESOLOWSKI DZAMBO
Mary Josephine Wesolowski Dzambo, 80, of Perryopolis,
formerly of Chestnut Street, Everson, died Monday evening, Nov. 1, 1999,
at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Jan Stolarik, with
whom she resided. Friends will be received in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME
INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Thursday from noon to 9 p.m. A
prayer service will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed
by her Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Roman Catholic
Church, Everson, with her pastor, the Rev. Dennis Bogusz, and the Rev.
John Eucher, pastor of St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Perryopolis, as
concelebrants. Interment will follow in St. Joseph R.C. Parish Cemetery,
Everson. The Holy Rosary Society and the Catholic Daughters of Americas
will recite a parish rosary Thursday at 2 p.m. and a parish wake service
will be held Thursday at 8 p.m., both in the funeral home.
MILDRED HAZEL (COLLIER) HAGUE
Mildred Hazel (Collier) Hague, 94, of Pittsburgh,
formerly of Munhall, on Friday, Oct. 29, 1999. Born in Uniontown. She was
a member of Calvary Baptist Church in West Mifflin. Wife of the late Fred
R. Hague. Mother of Fred R. Hague of O'Hara Township. Sister of Thelma
Umbel of Ohio, Merchant Lee Collier of Uniontown, William Collier of Palm
Coast, Fla., and Paul Collier of Arizona. Also, four grandchildren and
four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m.
at the GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3511 Main St., Munhall. Memorial
donations to St. Margaret Seneca Place, 5360 Saltsburg Road, Verona, PA
IRENE SLEIGHTER IAGER
Irene Sleighter Iager, 80, of Columbia, Md., died
Sunday, Feb. 14, 1999, of a massive stroke. She was born Nov. 17, 1918,
a daughter of the late William Garland and Eva Elizabeth Long Sleighter.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands,
the Rev. Floyd Burns and Mr. Albert Iager; sisters, Ethel Vorlage and Irma
Jensen; and a brother, Zelmen Sleighter. Irene graduated from Youngwood
High School in 1936 and from Seton Hill College in 1940. She was an organist
for St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Youngwood, and taught at Youngwood High
School. She is survived by a son, the Rev. Jason Burns of Columbia, Md.;
and a daughter, Nancy Burns of California. Arrangements by C. RICHARD McCAULEY
FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood.
CATHERINE C. (STAMFORD) INGELIDO
Catherine C. (Stamford) Ingelido, 56, of Greensburg,
died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999. Beloved wife of Richard E. ``Dick'' Ingelido;
loving mother of Lori, Michael Debruyn and wife, Rosanne, David Debruyn
and Laura, and Richie Ingelido Jr.; grandmother of Michael and Jordan Debruyn;
sister of Ralph Stamford and wife, Patricia; daughter-in-law of Alberta
Tedesco; sister-in-law of Theresa Ingelido, John Ingelido and Frank Tedesco;
also survived by several nieces and nephews. Cathy was a dedicated music
and art teacher at St. Colman School for the past 10 years. She was a missionary
teacher in Thailand during the summer of 1999. Cathy was a great Steelers
fan. Donations may be made to the St. Colman School, 547 Hunter St., Turtle
Creek, PA 15145. Friends were received Wednesday and will be received Thursday
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JOHN L. QUINLAN FUNERAL HOME, 11th and
Airbrake avenues, Turtle Creek. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Colman
Church, Turtle Creek, Friday at 10 a.m.
OTTO L. SAUNIER JR.
Otto L. Saunier Jr., 61, of Moon Township for
the past 36 years, formerly of Mt. Washington, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999,
at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born in Pittsburgh, Sept.
19, 1938, to the late Mabel E. (Hurd) and Otto L. Saunier Sr. He attended
Duquesne University for two years. He was active in R.O.T.C. and the Air
National Guard for four years. He was president of Greater Pittsburgh Ten
Pin Bowling Association and ABC (American Bowling Congress). He bowled
in 27 national bowling tours throughout America. His memberships included:
B.P.O.E. #339 of the North Side, Pittsburgh, Universal Moose in Penn Hills,
and was an active member and past board of directors for the National Association
of Independent Re-Surfacer (N.A.I.R.). Mr. Saunier was the owner and operator
of All American Bowling Equipment Co. The origin of All American Bowling
Equipment Co. began in France in 1892. Alphonse Saunier installed one of
the first bowling lanes in France. He moved to the U.S.A. in 1901. In that
same year, he began installing lanes for Brunswick Balke Collender and
for himself, under the name of Saunier Contracting. In 1920, he founded
the company known as Saunier Wilhem. After he passed away in 1928, his
wife, Elizabeth, sold the company to the Wilhem family. This company is
still in existence today. Alphonse's son, Otto Sr., who had worked with
his father formed his own company with his brothers under the name of the
Saunier Brothers. This company operated for several years before Otto Sr.
went out on his own under the name of Otto Saunier Contracting. He installed
and refinished bowling lanes until 1946. In that year, Otto Saunier Sr.
formed All American Bowling Equipment Co. His son, Otto Jr., joined him
in the business in 1949 at the age of 11. The two worked together until
Otto Sr. passed away in 1979. In 1981, Otto Jr. took over control of the
company from his mother, Mabel. Today, Otto Jr., 61 years of age, had 50
years of experience in the bowling business. Like his father before him,
Otto Jr. had also been blessed with a son. Brian, who is 37 years old,
is the fourth generation in the business. Like his father, Brian worked
with the company from an early age. He currently has over 23 years in the
business. With the ever changing complexity of the bowling business, Brian
has had the opportunity to travel the world installing lanes, pinsetters
and automatic scoring. In recent months, he has traveled to Japan, Israel,
Mexico, India, Cuba and Turkey. Currently, All American Bowling is not
only doing installations for themselves, they are a major installer for
AMF Bowling Inc. From our lengthy experience, All American Bowling Equipment
Co. is here today to serve you and will be here tomorrow to assist all
bowling centers worldwide. Mr. Saunier is survived by his wife, CarolAnn
Davis Saunier; his two children, Brian and his wife, Lynn Saunier, of Clinton,
and Beth and her husband, Bernie Herrmann, of Cranberry; a sister, Patricia
Wall of Colorado; and also, eight grandchildren and several nieces and
nephews. Visitation Thursday and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at
COPELAND'S MOON TOWNSHIP, 981 Brodhead Road. Funeral Saturday at 9 a.m.
Funeral Mass in St. Margaret Mary Church at 9:30 a.m. Officiating will
be Father Harry Bielewicz. Burial will follow in Sewickley Cemetery.
Lloyd Franklin Stamy
LLOYD FRANKLIN STAMY
Lloyd Franklin Stamy, 78, of Fox Chapel, on Sunday,
Oct. 31, 1999, after an extended illness. He was the beloved husband of
50 years of Barbara Lee Owens Stamy; devoted father of Lloyd Franklin Stamy
Jr. of Shadyside, Stephen Reese Stamy of Shadyside, Cynthia Scott Stamy
of London, England, and Susan Blythe Stamy Peterson (Mrs. Charles J. Peterson
III) of Sullivan's Island, S.C.; and the proud grandfather of Caroline
MacLauchlin Stamy of Shadyside and Hayden Grace Stamy of London, England.
An eighth-generation Pennsylvanian, Mr. Stamy was born in Greenspring,
Cumberland County, Jan. 16, 1921, and graduated from Shippensburg University
in 1942 with a B.S. degree in business administration. Although he worked
on several major construction projects, including the building of the Pennsylvania
Turnpike, the majority of his career involved the sale of heavy earth-moving
equipment. He joined Beckwith Machinery Co. in 1944 and was named sales
manager in 1949. In 1952, he founded the Lloyd F. Stamy Co., a construction
equipment dealer and real estate developer. A deacon, elder, and Sunday
school teacher at the Shadyside Presbyterian Church, Mr. Stamy was a member
of Masonic Lodge 45, and the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Free Masonry,
Valley of Pittsburgh, and a member of the Syria Shrine. He was also a member
of the University Club and Wahnita Lodge Hunting and Fishing Camp. A memorial
service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at Shadyside Presbyterian
Church. Friends were received in the church parlor Wednesday and will be
received Thursday following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
may be made to the Shadyside Presbyterian Church, 5121 Westminster Place,
Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Arrangements by JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS INC., 4900
Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
WILLIAM A. THOMAS SR.
William A. Thomas Sr., O.D., 73, of Connellsville,
died Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999, at home with his loving family at his side.
Friends were received Tuesday and Wednesday in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL
HOME INC. at Sylvan Heights Cemetery, 603 N. Gallatin Ave. Ext., Uniontown.
Divine Liturgy will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in St. George Maronite
Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Joseph R. David and the Rev. Father
Michael Bucci as celebrants. Entombment will follow in the Sylvan Heights
Cemetery Mausoleum where military honors will be accorded by Hopwood AMVETS
Post No. 103.
HELEN C. TUCCI
Helen C. Tucci, 85, formerly of Youngwood, died
Monday, Nov. 1, 1999, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She
was born Oct. 12, 1914, in Youngwood, a daughter of the late Joseph and
Onorata D'Agostini Ciampini. Prior to her retirement, she had been employed
by Westinghouse. She was a member of Holy Cross Church, Youngwood, the
Holy Cross Ladies Guild and the A&B Club of Youngwood. In addition
to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rocco Tucci;
a sister, Stella Cassa; and three brothers, Merle, Pete and Albert Ciampini.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Mary Ann) Gazda of Warren,
Ohio, and Mrs. Robert (Laura Jean) Sinnamond of Greensburg; a son, Thomas
Tucci and his wife, Karen, of Ruffsdale; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Friends were received at the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood,
Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. in Holy
Cross Church, Youngwood, with Father John S. Szczesny as celebrant. Interment
in the Greensburg Catholic Cemetery.
Friends and family are welcome to attend a memorial
service for Evelyn Underwood of Latrobe and Sea Island, Ga., who passed
away Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999. The service will be held Saturday, Nov. 6, at
11 a.m. in Unity Chapel, Unity Township, with the Rev. Dr. David B. Batchelder
and the Rev. John Silbert co-officiating. Memorial contributions may be
made to the Chestnut Ridge Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1006 Ligonier
St., Latrobe, PA 15650. The HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier
St., Latrobe, PA 15650, (724) 537-5575, is in charge of arrangements.