Miscellaneous Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Obituaries

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Father Lawrence Henry Hill
St. Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe
Father Lawrence Henry Hill, O.S.B., a monk of St. Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2001. He was 64 years old. One of six children, Father Lawrence was born May 4, 1937, in Tarentum, a son of the late Edward and Helen (Burger) Hill. He received a bachelor of arts from St. Vincent College in 1961 and a master of divinity from St. Vincent Seminary in 1965. He also earned several advanced degrees, including a master of library science from the University of Pittsburgh and a master of education in counseling from Duquesne University. He had worked since 1993 as a therapist at Westmoreland Gateway Rehabilitation Center, and was credentialed as a certified addictions counselor in 1997. Father Lawrence entered St. Vincent Archabbey in 1958, made simple profession of vows on July 2, 1959, and solemn profession of vows on July 11, 1962. He was ordained a priest on May 22, 1965. He held several positions in the St. Vincent Library, including acting director of libraries from 1968 to 1969, and taught on the faculty of St. Vincent College and Seminary. He also served on many college committees and boards. Father Lawrence was a member of the board of directors of the American Theological Library Association and the Westmoreland County Historical Society. He belonged to a number of professional organizations and has been listed in such directories as American Catholic Who's Who. Father Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Betty Womack and Martha Marie; and two brothers, Glenn and John. He is survived by a brother, Raymond, of Brackenridge. Father Lawrence's body will be received Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Elizabeth Roderick Center, St. Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe. Viewing will be held Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 5 p.m. in the parlor of the Elizabeth Roderick Center. A vigil service will be held Monday at 7:15 p.m. in St. Vincent Archabbey Basilica, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Benedictine Health and Welfare Fund at St. Vincent Archabbey. 

William Anthony Lorenz
Greensburg
William Anthony Lorenz, 90, of Greensburg, died on his 53rd wedding anniversary, Tuesday, June 12, 2001, in his home. He was born Nov. 10, 1910, in Marguerite, the son of the late Antonio and Mary Margo Lorenz. William was a graduate of Greensburg High School and an alumnus of Augusta Military Academy. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II in the American and Asia-Pacific theaters of operation, and was honorably discharged as a corporal in 1945. His career as a civilian eventually led him to Trogolio Trucking Co. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, William A. Lorenz; four sisters, Mary Louise Donghia, Mildred Lorenz, Bessie Gall and Veda Brunelli; and a niece, Patricia Policastro. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary Costabile Lorenz; a son, Anthony Philip Lorenz and wife, Kathy Jones-Lorenz, of Meadow Vista, Calif.; a daughter, Cheryl Elizabeth Ayala and husband, Jose, of Phoenix, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Austen Lorenz, Emerson Lorenz and Elianna Noelle Ayala; a sister, Nicolena McDevitt; and a number of nieces and nephews. Most notably, William enjoyed the simple pleasures that came from spending time with his family and friends. Having been retired for 27 years, he traveled extensively with his family in the United States and abroad, and loved to dance to big band music as recently as his 50th wedding anniversary. A memorial service was held at Mt. Soledad, La Jolla, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, to coincide with William's birthday and that of the U.S. Marine Corps. The service was complete with full military honors, including a 21-gun salute, the playing of Taps, the singing of Amazing Grace and the folding and presentation of the U.S. flag. A permanent plaque was installed on the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial Wall to honor William's life. He will be remembered as a man of integrity and depth whose light will forever burn brightly within the hearts of all those he touched. Should friends desire, memorial contributions in William's name may be made to the Carmelite Monastery, RD6, Box 28, Latrobe, PA 15650. The BARNHART FUNERAL HOME, Greensburg, in charge of local arrangements. 

John S. Madrick
Jeannette
John S. Madrick, 98, of Jeannette, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, in Monsour Medical Center, Jeannette. He was born Feb. 19, 1903, in Rillton, a son of the late Frank and Elizabeth Gombos Madrick. Prior to retirement, he worked in the maintenance department for the Jeannette School District. He was a member of the Ascension Church, Jeannette, the Holy Name Society and the senior citizens group of the church, a life member of B.P.O.E. #486, Jeannette, and a social member of the Polish Brotherhood of the White Eagle. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Frank and Joseph Madrick; sisters, Mary, Ann and Elizabeth Madrick; and a son-in-law, Raymond Brean. He is survived by his beloved wife of 73 years, Catherine L. Hannoville Madrick of Jeannette; three daughters, Dolores ``Dolly'' Procida and her husband, Sam, of Jeannette, Joyce A. King and her husband, John, of Florida and Kathleen M. ``Kathy'' Brean of Jeannette; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Albert Madrick, and a sister, Margaret Wilde, both of Nevada; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Ascension Church. Interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Hempfield Township. 

Irvin C. Mann
Greensburg
Irvin C. Mann, 89, formerly of Greensburg, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, in Wellsprings Personal Care Home, North Huntingdon. He was born Nov. 23, 1911, in Cincinnati, Ohio, a son of the late Carl and Pearl (Bayer) Mann. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army, and was a first sergeant of an infantry company during the Pacific campaign. Mr. Mann (Irvin) was a retired draftsman, having worked for Lehigh Design in Delmont for many years. Mr. Mann's memberships included the Youngwood Sportsmen's Association, Pa. Rifle & Pistol Association, National Rifle Association, National Parks and Conservation Association, American Bible Society, Coral Ridge Ministries, Experienced Driver Program, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, Christian Businessmen's Committee, Seniors Coalition, Commanders Club, Pa. Game Commission, and was a Hunter Trainer Education Instructor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth (Reihart) Mann, in 1988; and two sisters, Florence Lascelles and Elva Taylor. Mr. Mann (Irvin) is survived by two sons, Mr. David Mann of Jeannette and Mr. Robert Mann of Greensburg; two daughters, Patricia and her husband, Ken Plessinger of Florida and Karen and her husband, Larry Baker, of Wyano; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Herminie, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Chuck F. Hildbold officiating. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. 

Kirby P. Manown
Belle Vernon
Kirby P. Manown Sr., 69, of Lynnwood, Belle Vernon, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, in UPMC Presbyterian, Oakland. A son of the late Clinton H. and Ida Lermineaux Manown, he was born May 31, 1932, in Rostraver Township. He was a charter member of Lynnwood Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the Fayette City F&AM Lodge 252, the Charleroi Italian Unita Club and the Star Junction Fish and Game Club. A lifelong Belle Vernon resident, he had resided in Lynnwood for the past 40 years and retired in 1982 from the Allenport Plant of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Carolyn Kramer Manown; two sons, Kirby P. Manown Jr. of Waynesville, N.C., and Erik Manown at home; two daughters and a son-in-law, Kimberly and Bud Little and Dana Manown Shupenko, all of Rostraver Township; two brothers and a sister, William and Frank Manown and Rebecca Jannotta, all of Belle Vernon; and four grandsons, Andrew and Mathew Little, Joseph Shupenko and Kirby Manown III. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Martin, George, Jack and Clinton ``Tinse'' Manown; and three sisters, Naomi Kuss, Louise Bedner and Adele Cramer. Friends will be received at the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 700 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Lynnwood Evangelical Lutheran Church, Washington Road, with the Rev. Donald Chudd officiating. Interment will follow in Belle Vernon Cemetery. 

Lillian Rose Matiska
Jeannette
Lillian Rose Matiska, 83, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001. A native of Jeannette, Lillian was well known as an active volunteer in community affairs. She was committed to the concept of Jeannette having its own hospital and was the first employee of Jeannette Memorial Hospital, having worked to raise the initial funds to build it. Lillian began as director of purchasing and head of personnel at the hospital after it opened. She rose to national stature in the field of materials management, becoming president of the national organization. She was recognized in her field many times, including being a recipient of the George Gassett Award from the American Hospital Association and the Ellis Karp Award from the Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania. She spoke in 28 states on the subject and also served as president of the Pittsburgh Materials Management Society. Always an organizer, Lillian organized the Association of Retired Employees of the hospital after her own retirement. She had twice served as president of the Jeannette District Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and donated thousands of hours to that organization. She conceived the idea of having the Auxiliary create a scholarship for medical students to enable them to establish a practice in Jeannette following their studies, thus providing the community with qualified doctors for many years. She and her husband, John Matiska, by whom she is survived, were married for more than 60 years. Following their retirements, they spent winters at their home in Dunedin, Fla. Lillian was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Ida Gagliardi; two brothers, Albert and Edward Gagliardi; and her sister, Irene (Mrs. H. Reginald) Belden. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a brother, Henry Gagliardi; Irene's children, H. Reginald Belden Jr. of Greensburg and Marcia Lappas; Albert's children, Richard and Robert; and Henry's children, Judy and Kay. Visitation will be at the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette, Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in the Ascension Church, 615 Division St., Jeannette. In lieu of flowers, Lillian asked that you consider donations to the Jeannette District Memorial Hospital, 600 Jefferson Ave., Jeannette, PA 15644. 

Diann C. Rupert
Jeannette
Diann C. Rupert, 51, of Jeannette, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, in Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. She was born July 30, 1950, in Greensburg, a daughter of Mildred Gordon Rupert of Jeannette and the late Clarence A. Rupert. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Jeannette. In addition to her mother, she is survived by a brother, Donald Rupert and wife, Carol, of Antioch, Calif.; a sister, Doris McWilliams of Jeannette; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette, where service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Daniel R. Defassio officiating. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. 

Margaret Jean Wheaton
North Huntingdon
Margaret Jean Wheaton, 83, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, in Briarcliff Pavilion. She was born Aug. 20, 1918, in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Alex and Mary Madden Chontos. Prior to retirement, she was employed as a nurse aide by McKeesport Hospital and as a seamstress at Cox's. She was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon, and the Thursday Morning Bowling League. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard S. Wheaton, on July 26, 1990; and a sister, Renilda Dwojak. She is survived by two sons, Ronald and his wife, Patricia, and Claude and his wife, Patricia, all of Irwin RD1; three daughters, Carol Smalley, Deborah Howe and Diana Morgan and her husband, Robert, all of North Huntingdon; two brothers, Jack and Donald Chontos, both of McKeesport; a sister, Betty Maranak of Charden, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the SHIRLEY-KUKICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Clay Pike, Circleville, North Huntingdon, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon, followed by interment in Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Westmoreland Hospice, 532 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601, or the Alzheimer's Association. 

Dennis W. Wilson
Murrysville
Dennis W. Wilson, 52, of Murrysville, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, in his home. He was born Jan. 25, 1949, in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Emmanuel and Bertha Adams Wilson. He was a lead carpenter for Wilson Remodeling and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert V. Wilson, in 1981. He is survived by four brothers and two sisters, Donald of Richmond, Texas, Gerald ``Jake'' of Export, Eileen Raypush of Plum, Kathleen Serago of Johnson City, Tenn., Timothy of Penn Township and Michael of Slickville; and two nieces and two nephews, Kerri Wilson, Daniel Leech and Stephanie and Matthew Serago. Visitation Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JOHN T. HART FUNERAL HOME, Murrysville, where service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. with Father John Moineau officiating. Memorials may be made to the Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville.

Joseph G. Caun
Scott Township
Joseph G. Caun, 75, of Scott Township, on Friday, Nov. 9, 2001. Beloved husband of Marianne. Father of Michael, Robert (Theresa), Daniel, Rita (Bill) Adams and the late Joseph Caun. Grandfather of Jessica, Angela, Joseph and Samantha. Brother of Peter Caun. Joe was in the men's clothing business for 50 years. He was employed in the earlier years with Kaufmann's and retired from Botnany 500 Mens Fashions. Visitation Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Township. Divine Liturgy Monday at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Victory Maranite Catholic Church. Interment in Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

Philomena 'Fanny' D'Abruzzo
Knoxville
Philomena "Fanny" D'Abruzzo, 96, on Friday, Nov. 9, 2001. Beloved wife of the late Albert. Loving mother of Moddie (Kenneth) Booth and Laura (Richard) Shuminsky and the late Albert C. Beloved grandmother of Gale Leonard; beloved great-grandmother of Chad; beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Laura Terreri. Beloved sister of Mildred Normandy and the late Peter, Connie, John and Adele Terreri. Will also be dearly missed by many nieces and nephews. Friends received at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, on Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral prayer Monday at 9:15 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Canice Church at 10 a.m.

Doris M. Diefenderfer
Punxsutawney
Doris M. Diefenderfer, 69, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, in her home. She was born July 13, 1932, in Homeville, a daughter of the late George and Violet (Wain) Wright. Doris was known for helping anyone in need and for her great love for her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Ted J. Diefenderfer; a son, John C. Diefenderfer and his wife, Kathy, of Martinez, Ga.; two daughters, Diane L. Bakalon and husband, Nicholas, of McKeesport and Lisa J. Waldron of Punxsutawney; a brother, Herbert Wright and wife, Nancy, of Clairton; four grandsons, Christopher Diefenderfer, Scott Bakalon, Nicholas Bakalon and Eric Waldron; two granddaughters, Valerie Patterson and Ashley Bakalon; a great-granddaughter, Lauren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Wright. Friends will be received Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the McCABE FUNERAL HOME, 114 Maple Ave., Punxsutawney. Service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Gerald Holmes officiating. Entombment will follow in Restland Memorial Park, Monroeville.

Albert J. DeMichele
Brackenridge
Albert J. DeMichele, 83, of Brackenridge, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. Mr. DeMichele was born Aug. 13, 1918, in Mt. Pleasant, a son of the late Dominic and Carmella Lizza DeMichele. He was a corporal, having served in the U.S. Army (Blue Devils Division) from 1945 to 1946. He was general manager of Drexel Refractories in Kittanning, and many years prior had worked as the power plant manager for Brackenridge Borough. Mr. DeMichele was a member of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Parish and the VFW Post #945 of Wormleyburg. He is survived by his loving family: his daughter, Donna J. DeMichele Edwards of Brackenridge; two sons, Albert Joseph DeMichele Jr. and his wife, Mary, of Penn and Richard Alan DeMichele and his wife, Teri, of New Kensington; 11 grandchildren, Paul Edwards, Shelly Witkorek, Sharon Woodmansee, Christian Widmer, Edward, Matthew, Joshua, Lori DeMichele, Kristopher, Keli and Kim Trettel; and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Esther Zeola DeMichele, January of 2000; a daughter, Mary Lou Widmer DeMichele, in 1986; a grandson, Gregory Widmer, in 1988; brothers, John, Michael, Anthony, Dominic and James DeMichele; and sisters, Carmella Caruso, Helen Shogan, Pauline DeMichele, Josephine Ciacco, Susan Parissenti and Mary Zeola. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the CICHOLSKI-ZIDEK FUNERAL HOME, 1522 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, Natrona Heights. Interment, Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. Arrangements by GALONE-CARUSO'S, Mt. Pleasant.

Olga (Pavlick) Fryer
Indiana Township
Olga (Pavlick) Fryer, on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001. Mrs. Fryer was a homemaker. Beloved wife of the late John H. Fryer; mother of Margaret Ann Brady of Riverside, Calif. and John M. Fryer of Shaler; sister of Veronica Behr of Millvale and Selma Buttersnitz of Pittsburgh and the late Anna Slanina, Margaret Boxberger, Elizabeth Pflumm and John Pavlick; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Celebrating Mrs. Fryer's life with her family at the FRANK R. PERMAN FUNERAL HOME INC., 923 Saxonburg Blvd. at Route 8 in Shaler on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Parish Wake Service Monday at 2:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at All Saints Church in Etna on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Family respectfully suggests donations be made to the Alzheimers Association, 1323 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15219.

John F. Lesnak
Homestead
John F. Lesnak, 82, of Homestead, on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and a retiree of U.S. Steel, Homestead Works, after 40 years of service. He was the beloved husband of the late Margaret T. Lesnak; and brother of the late Ann, Mary and Michael. He is survived by several nieces, nephews and close friends. Visitation will be Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the R.V. ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME, 315 E. 10th Ave., Homestead. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Anthony Worship Site of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish.

Mildred J. Nylander
Stroudsburg, Monroe County
Formerly of Pittsburgh
Mildred J. Nylander, 89, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, in her home. She was the widow of Gus John Nylander. Born June 22, 1912, in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late John and Ann (Baumgart) Griffith and had lived in Stroudsburg for the past 20 years after moving from Pittsburgh. Prior to retirement, Mildred had worked for Betsy Ann Candies, a homemade candy business in Pittsburgh. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh and attended the First Presbyterian Church in Stroudsburg. She was also a volunteer for the Children's Clothing Room of the First Presbyterian Church and for Meals on Wheels of Monroe County. Surviving are a daughter, Judith Douds and her husband Dennis of Stroudsburg; a son, Glenn Nylander and his wife Judith of Minneapolis, Minn.; five grandchildren, Jill Koerber, Douglas Douds, Amy Jones, Elizabeth Nylander and Sarah Nylander; and six great-grandchildren, Zachery Koerber, Tyler Koerber, Morgan Koerber, Gus Douds, Carter Jones and Marley Jones. She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Memorial services will be Monday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m. in United Presbyterian Church, Brookline Boulevard, Pittsburgh, with the Rev. Goff officiating. Private graveside services and burial will take place in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pittsburgh. The family requests memorial contributions to the Children's Clothing Room, c/o First Presbyterian Church, 575 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. Arrangements by the WILLIAM H. CLARK FUNERAL HOME INC., 1003 Main St., Stroudsburg.

Oliver J. Shanahan
Hampton Township and Spring Hi
Oliver J. Shanahan, age 79, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001, in Spring Hill Regional Hospital in Florida. He was born May 20, 1922, in Pittsburgh, to the late Oliver Shanahan and Bessie Fife Shanahan Caldwell. Mr. Shanahan was a retired electrician with I.B.E.W. Local Union #5. He is survived by his wife, Audrey Bohnert Shanahan; his children, Jim Shanahan of Florida, Donna Ciarkowski of Texas, Judy Williams of Cranberry, Howard Bohnert of Mars and Cathy Kennedy of California; also 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Friends received Sunday, Nov. 11, and Monday, Nov. 12, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the HERBERT R. KING JR. FUNERAL HOME, INC., Route 8 at 2841 Woodland Circle, Allison Park (Hampton), (www.kingfuneralhome.com), where funeral service will be Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Darcy E. Hawk of Gibsonia Presbyterian Church will officiate. Interment following in Pinewood Memorial Park in Cranberry.

Adolph 'Ade' P. Sobon
Ross
Adolph "Ade" P. Sobon, 81, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, in Suburban General Hospital. He was born Feb. 1, 1920, in Pittsburgh, son of Andrew G. and Anna H. Raus Sobon. Mr. Sobon was an Army veteran of World War II and served as a technician fifth grade with Company B, 35th Signal Group. He worked as painter and custodian for 12 years at North Allegheny School District and as a foreman for the Department of Highways for Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Member of Mt. Nebo Presbyterian Church in Ohio Township for 55 years. Survived by his wife of 54 years, Ellen R. Diley Sobon; a son, Donald R. Sobon of Franklin Park; two daughters, Darlene E. O'Brien of Hopewell Junction, N.Y. and Dana J. Bermudez of Upper St. Clair; four grandchildren, Kali Bloom, Jon Sobon, Elise Bermudez and Molly O'Brien. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Alice Sobon and a brother, Anthony Sobon. Friends received in the H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC., 1032 Perry Highway, Ross, www.brandtfuneralhome.com, from noon to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Funeral service in the funeral home 11 a.m. Monday with his nephew-in-law, the Rev. Norman Tutino of First United Church of Christ and the Rev. Douglas M. Dorsey of Mt. Nebo Presbyterian Church as officiants. Interment in Mt. Nebo Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Mt. Nebo Presbyterian Church, Mt. Nebo Road, Sewickley, PA 15143.

Viola C. (Geisler) Stevens
West Mifflin
Viola C. (Geisler) Stevens, 88, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001. She was the daughter of the late Phillip and Minie Geisler. Wife of the late Joseph R. Stevens. Mother of Ted Stevens of Munhall, Nancy Panarello of North Braddock and Susan Reese of Atlanta. Sister of Selma Geisler and Ruth Herbel, both of Pittsburgh. Also survived by 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends may call Sunday 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. Funeral Monday at 10 a.m. in Messiah Lutheran Church, 4300 Main St., Munhall, with the Rev. Philip Ramstad officiating. Interment in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills.

Marie H. Sykes
Ross
Marie H. Sykes, 74, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001 at Manor Care Nursing Home, Ross. She was born in Pittsburgh on Dec. 3, 1926, a daughter of Nicholas and Hazel Knab Klein. Mrs. Sykes was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Rudy J. Sykes; three sons, Roy J. of North Huntingdon, Carl F. and Cory R. Sykes, both of Ross; two brothers, Richard and Nicholas Klein and a sister, Marge Egerter. Also survived by three grandchildren. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday at T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Highway, Ross, www.devlinfuneralhome.com, where a blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Burial in Allegheny County Memorial Park, McCandless.

Helen 'Ruby' (Hartos) Wilkinson
Dublin, Ohio
Formerly of Munhall
Helen "Ruby" (Hartos) Wilkinson, on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2001. Mrs. Wilkinson was a graduate of Penn State University. Survived by her husband, Dr. John H. Wilkinson of Dublin; two daughters, Susan and her husband David Axt of Cincinnati, Ohio and Patricia and her husband John King of Columbus, Ohio; a son, John G. and his wife Robin Wilkinson of Michigan; and a sister, Florence Sherman of West Mifflin. Grandmother of Katherine King, Emily King, Lauren Wilkinson and Jesse Wilkinson. Family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3511 Main St. Munhall, a Golden Rule Member Firm. Funeral services will be held following visitation in the funeral home Monday at 2 p.m. 

Raymond J. Zubal
Braddock
Raymond J. Zubal, on Friday, Nov. 9, 2001. Brother of Cecilia Bednarczyk and Ellen Perstac. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends received Sunday and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the RONALD V. LUCAS FUNERAL HOME, corner of Bell and Jones avenues, North Braddock, 412-271-1361, www.ronaldvlucasfuneralhome.com. Funeral Mass Tuesday at Good Shepherd Church at 9:30 a.m.


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