|Janet E. Carter
Janet E. Carter, 81, of Greensburg, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, in
Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born Feb. 11, 1920, in Greensburg, the daughter
of the late William B. and Elizabeth Rudolph Mullen. Janet was a graduate
of Greensburg High School in 1938 and of the Lincoln Hospital School of
Nursing, Durham, N.C., in 1941. In 1950, Janet became the first African-American
registered nurse at Westmoreland Regional Hospital. She served in many
departments and as a private duty nurse. In 1965, she joined the John J.
Kane Hospital in Pittsburgh as a nursing supervisor until retirement in
1980. She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross and an active member
of the Bethel A.M.E. Church, where she served as past president of the
Mary A. Stokes Missionaries Society and served on the Ushers Board and
in the Gospel Choir. Throughout her life, Janet was active in the Alpha
Service Club. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by
her husband, Theodore Milton Carter; and a son, Theodore R. Carter. Survivors
include a son, Raymond B. Carter and wife, Helena, of Greensburg; a daughter,
Ramona E. Clayton and husband, Matthew D., of Haverford; 11 grandchildren,
Chuck, Marcel, Raymond Jr., Ramona, Ted Jr., Dee Dee, Rebecca, Monique,
Matthew II, Derek and Allisyn; and six great-grandchildren, Charles, Danielle,
D.J., Israiel, Alexandria and Zack. Relatives and friends will be received
Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL
HOME INC., 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, 724-837-0020. Service will
be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Bethel A.M.E. Church, 33 N. Spring
St., Greensburg (PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH). Interment will follow in Hillview
Cemetery, Greensburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to
the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720.
Natale N. Pantalone, supervisor; www.pantalone.com.
Viola Mae (Teets) Chatlos
Viola Mae (Teets) Chatlos, age 80, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2001,
in Seneca Valley Nursing Home in Verona. Prior to retirement, Viola worked
as the bookkeeper for her son's dental practice in Plum Boro. She was a
longtime member of Beulah Presbyterian Church in Churchill. Viola was the
beloved wife of the late Daniel R. Chatlos. She is survived by her son,
Dr. Robert D. Chatlos and his wife Judith of Monroeville; and her daughter,
Nancy M. Palumbo and her husband Joseph of Penn Hills. She was the beloved
grandmother of Lori Scott and her husband Paul of Mt. Washington, Dawn
Lungren and her husband John of Monroeville, Cynthia Chatlos of Monroeville,
Lenny Flack of Avalon, Holly Maromonte and her husband Matthew of Monroeville,
and Angela Palumbo of Penn Hills; great-grandmother of Nathan Scott, Marc
and Mychael Maromonte and Kaitlyn Kearns; sister-in-law of William Chatlos
and the late Lydia Pieniadz; aunt of Gene Pieniadz, and William Pieniadz
and his wife Marlene. She will also be dearly missed by many other nieces
and nephews.®MDBO¯ Friends received Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. in the JOBE FUNERAL HOME INC., corner of Shaw and Triboro Avenue,
Turtle Creek, where services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev.
Peter Conforti officiating. Interment will follow in Churchill Cemetery.®MDNM¯
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1323
Forbes Avenue, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-4725.
Marguerite Jane Davis Clayton
Marguerite Jane Davis Clayton, 82, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday,
Nov. 10, 2001, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born
Dec. 29, 1918, in Irwin, a daughter of the late William and Catherine Downes
Davis. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Irwin, the Women's Missionary
Society and the Alpha Sunday School Class. In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Morris Clayton; and two
brothers, Norman C. and William D. Davis. She is survived by three daughters,
Barbara Morgan and her husband, Vincent, of Pinnellas Park, Fla., Kathy
Knapp and her husband, Robert, of Greensburg and Patricia Whoolery and
her husband, Brad, of Phillipsburg; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren;
three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Davis of Ohio; a sister,
Gene Hoff of Massachusetts; and nieces and nephews. Friends were received
at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, Monday from 7
to 9 p.m. and will be received there Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Calvary Baptist Church with
the Rev. Robert L. Bunnell officiating. Interment will follow in Penn-Lincoln
Memorial Park, North Huntingdon.
Alice Lorraine Felmlee
Alice Lorraine Felmlee, 73, of Fremont, Calif., died Thursday, Nov.
8, 2001, in Washington Hospital, California. She was born June 7, 1928,
in Penn Township, a daughter of the late Harry E. and Helen R. Brinker
Fennell. She was a former member of the Denmark Manor United Church of
Christ. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister,
Louise Back. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Clifford E. Felmlee;
a daughter, Sandi Bergman and husband, Bruce, of Columbia, Md.; and three
sisters, Dorothy McIlvaine of Beavercreek, Ohio, Lillian Parson of Adamsburg,
and Carol Davis of Phenix City, Ala. Friends were received Monday from
7 to 9 p.m. and will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at
the JAMES E. LINDSAY FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Harrison City, where
service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ray Himes officiating.
Interment will follow in Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon.
Sadie Furno, 84, of Herminie (Keystone), died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001,
in the Baldock Health Care Centre, North Huntingdon. She was born Nov.
6, 1917, a daughter of the late Bernard and Caroline (Succo) Furno. Sadie
was a life member of St. Edward Roman Catholic Church and its Altar Rosary
Society. Sadie is survived by a brother, Bernard Furno of North Huntingdon;
two sisters, Caroline Schade of Florida and Vicki Hannan of Pittsburgh;
and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Sadie was preceded
in death by a brother, Anthony Furno. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH
W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Herminie, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Edward
Roman Catholic Church, Herminie. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland
County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. A St. Edward Parish wake service
will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. and a parish rosary will be recited Tuesday
at 3:30 p.m., both in the funeral home.
Helen S. Gradish
Helen S. Gradish, 80, of the Laurel Highlands Personal Care Home, Donegal,
died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, in Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born Aug.
6, 1921, in Kecksburg, a daughter of the late George M. Sr. and Sophie
Labuda Gradish. She was a member of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church,
Trauger. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four
brothers, Paul, John, Michael and George Gradish; and two sisters, Margaret
and Mary Gradish. She is survived by a sister, Elizabeth ``Betty'' Osif;
and a niece, Kathy Nicklow. Friends will be received at the JAY A. HOFFER
FUNERAL HOME, Norvelt, Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to the time of Panachida
service at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Christopher R. Burke officiating. Interment
will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Trauger. Sandra L. Hoffer, funeral
Nancy L. (Collins) Grill
Nancy L. (Collins) Grill, 70, of Turtle Creek, on Saturday, Nov. 10,
2001. Beloved wife of the late James O. Grill Sr.; loving mother of Nancy
Deriggi and her husband, Mike, James O. Grill Jr. and his wife, LaVonne,
Joanne Grill and Gene; also survived by her grandchildren; and nieces and
nephews. Sister of the late Edgar, James, Albert and John Collins. Mrs.
Grill was a member of Turtle Creek Christian and Missionary Alliance Church
and was a volunteer for Forbes Regional Hospital in the gift shop. Friends
were received Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be received Tuesday from
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JOHN L. QUINLAN FUNERAL HOME INC., 975 Airbrake
Ave., Turtle Creek, where service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m.
William M. Heaps
William M. Heaps, 75, of Delmont, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, in Westmoreland
Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Sept. 14, 1926, in Pitcairn,
a son of the late Martin and Evelyn Heaps. Before retiring, Bill was a
foreman and supervisor for Crawford Homes, and presently worked as the
zoning officer for Delmont. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II
and Korea, and a member of St. John Baptist de la Salle Church, Delmont,
the Slickville American Legion and the Salem Gun Club. Bill is survived
by his loving wife of 51 years, Marie A. (Mazzoni) Heaps; two sons, James
Heaps and his wife, Kathy, of Jeannette and William J. Heaps and his wife,
Laurie, of Delmont; two daughters, Maria A. Ponterio and her husband, John,
of Penn Township and Melissa A. Miller and her husband, Greg, of Forbes
Road; a sister, Louise Ellwood of Duluth, Minn.; six grandchildren, Rebecca,
William, Shawn, Lauren, Brandon and Lexi; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC. at Twin Valley,
463 Athena Drive, Delmont, 724-468-1177. Bill's funeral Mass will be celebrated
Friday at 10:30 a.m. in St. John Baptist de la Salle Church, Delmont, with
Father William J. McGuirk as celebrant. Interment will follow in Twin Valley
Memorial Park, Delmont. Kevin P. Altman, supervisor in charge of arrangements.
For directions, go to www.VaiaFuneralHome.com.
Francis J. Herron
Francis J. Herron, 71, of California, Pa., died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001.
He was born Sept. 4, 1930, in Marianna, a son of the late Joseph and Louise
(Frederick) Herron. Fran was a graduate of Trinity High School, California
State College and the University of Pittsburgh. In 1951, he was the quarterback
of the Pythian Bowl championship team at California State. He was a former
professor and football coach at California University of Pennsylvania and
a member of its Emeriti Association. Left to cherish his memory are his
wife of 48 years, Marlene Sepesy Herron; two daughters, Laynee Herron Timlin
and husband, Ed, of Virginia Beach, Va., and Amy Herron O'Donnell and husband,
Kevin, of Potomac, Md.; two sons, Mark F. Herron and wife, Michelle, of
Scenery Hill and Stephen J. Herron of Atlanta, Ga.; a daughter-in-law,
Kim Macalak Herron of Fayetteville, Ga.; two brothers, M. Carl Herron of
Upper St. Clair and James P. Herron of Virginia Beach; a sister, Margaret
L. Pecuch of Langhorne; and 10 grandchildren, Matthew Herron, Mandie Herron
Ventura, Bryce and Grant Herron, Meghan, Blaire and Kyle Timlin, Kelsey,
Ryan and Brynn O'Donnell. Friends will be received in the MARISCOTTI FUNERAL
HOME INC., 323 Fourth St., California, Pa., Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.,
Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and until 10 a.m. Friday, when a
blessing service will be held followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian
Burial in St. Thomas Aquinas Church with Father Ed Litavec as celebrant.
Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery. Anthony N. Mariscotti, supervisor.
Irvin C. Mann
Formerly of 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; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews. Friends were 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.
Lillian Rose Matiska
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 was held 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,
David D. McCloskey
David D. McCloskey, beloved husband, father and grandfather, 71, of
Greensburg, went home to the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, in Westmoreland
Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Sept. 12, 1930, in Detroit,
Mich., a son of the late Francis and Grace Conner McCloskey. Prior to retirement,
he had been employed for 35 years by Kroger's as a merchandising representative
and store manager, retiring from Wetterau/Super-Valu as a zone sales manager.
He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Greensburg, had served
in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1952 to 1954 as a military policeman, was
a founding member of the West Point Volunteer Fire Department and a member
of the Valley Green Golf Course. In addition to his parents, he was preceded
in death by a brother, Joseph McCloskey; and a sister, Mary Grace McCloskey.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Myrna L. (Ickes) McCloskey and
their children, David D. McCloskey Jr. of Houston, Texas, Diane I. and
her husband, Scott Connor, of Delmont, John T. and his wife, Michele McCloskey,
of Greensburg, Gregory P. and his wife, Trayce McCloskey, of Delmont and
Robert P. and his wife, Kami McCloskey, of North Huntingdon; 11 grandchildren,
Kelli Fleming, Michelle McCloskey, Brian Stowers, Matthew Connor, Monica
McCloskey, Lindsay Connor, Marisa McCloskey, Nicholas McCloskey, Alexandra
McCloskey, Briana McCloskey and Madison McCloskey; three brothers, William
and his wife, JoAnn McCloskey, of Baltimore, Md., Thomas P. and his wife,
Mary McCloskey, of Greensburg and Edward J. and his wife, Audrey McCloskey,
of Greensburg; a sister, Catherine and her husband, John E. Cramer, of
DePere, Wis.; two aunts, Mary and Jane McCloskey of Pittsburgh; and several
nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the BACHA FUNERAL HOME
INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg, Tuesday from 3 to 5 and
7 to 9 p.m. Prayers in the funeral home Wednesday at 9 a.m. followed by
a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Catholic
Church, Greensburg. Interment will follow in the Greensburg Catholic Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Our Lady of Grace Building
Fund, 1001 Mt. Pleasant Road, Greensburg, PA 15601, or the American Heart
Association, 615 S. Main St., Greensburg, PA 15601.
Ruth Ora (Kuhns) Myers
Ruth Ora (Kuhns) Myers, 66, of Acme, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, in
Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born May 18, 1935,
in Donegal, a daughter of the late Palmer and Alice Morris Kuhns. Ruth
Ora was a member of the Donegal Christian and Missionary Alliance Church,
the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Donegal, The Old Fiddlers Jubilee and the Senior
Citizens who meet at the Acme United Methodist Church. In addition to her
parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Robert Kuhns. She is survived
by her husband of 45 years, William C. Myers; six children, Marie P. Myers
Hay and her husband, Alan, of Friedens, Donna E. Myers Vucelich and her
husband, Michael, of Lynch Station, Va., William W. Myers and his wife,
Deborah, of Acme RD3, George R. and Edward C. Myers at home and David W.
Myers of Mendon; 13 grandchildren; a brother, Donald Kuhns of Pittsburgh;
a sister, Laura Belle Kuhns Shawley and her husband, Ed, of Donegal; her
stepmother, Sarah Smook Kuhns; a stepsister, Ilene Smook Swaney and her
husband, Pete, of Shope; and numerous nieces, nephews and close friends.
Friends will be received Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 to 9 p.m. at the
CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, where service will
be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Wesley Myers officiating. Interment
will follow in Donegal Cemetery.
Alois ``Rudy'' Novak
Alois ``Rudy'' Novak, 74, of North Huntingdon, died Monday, Nov. 12,
2001, in the VA Medical Center, Aspinwall. Born Dec. 31, 1926, in Pittsburgh,
a son of the late John and Antonette S. Spilar Novak; and brother of the
late Stanley Novak. Mr. Novak was a carpenter and worked for the Carpenter's
District Council of Western PA Local 230 for 46 years. A U.S. Navy World
War II veteran, Mr. Novak was a member of Corporal C.A. in McKeesport,
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 514 and the Gen. Smedley D. Butler American
Legion Post 701, White Oak. Surviving are his wife, Pauline Hopey Novak;
a daughter, Marie Polacek of Greensburg; two sons, Dennis A. Novak and
Gregory J. Novak, both of North Huntingdon; a brother, John Novak of Anaheim,
Calif.; and nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation. Private interment
in the New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. Arrangements by the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI
FUNERAL HOME INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd. at Fawcett Avenue, McKeesport.
Charles ``Matt'' Matthew Parker
Charles Matthew ``Matt'' Parker, 37, of New Florence, died Sunday,
Nov. 11, 2001, in Fairfield Township as the result of an ATV accident.
He was born May 17, 1964, in Holyoke, Mass., the son of Donald A. and Constance
M. (Moran) Parker. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents,
Charles N. and Frances N. (McPherson) Parker. In addition to his parents,
he is survived by a son, Mark Logan; his fiancee, Audrey D. Solan, both
of New Florence; and a sister, Allison Frances Parker and fiance, Robert
Ouimette, of North Providence, R.I. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic
Church, Seward, a 1983 graduate of Laurel Valley High School and Westmoreland
Community College graduate of the criminal justice program and the police
academy. He served more than 10 years as patrolman and chief of the New
Florence Police Department, and also served with the New Florence Volunteer
Fire Co. He was employed by Davis Brothers Lawn Care. Friends will be received
Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the KENNETH A. STUART FUNERAL
HOME, New Florence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday
at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Catholic Church, Seward, with the Rev. Father
John Wilt as celebrant. Interment, St. Mary's Cemetery. A parish rosary
will be said Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made in trust for Mr. Parker's son, Mark Logan, c/o AmeriServe
Bank, Roadway Plaza, Seward, PA 15954.
Parker R. Reed
Formerly of White Oak
Parker R. Reed, 53, of Conneaut Lake, formerly of White Oak, on Thursday,
Nov. 8, 2001, at home. He was born March 7, 1948, in McKeesport, a son
of the late Parker W. and Naomi Reynolds Reed. He was a finance manager
at Lakeview Ford and an independent insurance broker, a member of Faith
Lutheran Church, East McKeesport Lodge 765 Free and Accepted Masons, a
graduate of Thiel College and a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
He is survived by his son, Parker R. (Heather) Reed of Monroeville; and
a granddaughter, Mackenzie Rhey Reed. Friends will be received Tuesday
and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the HUNTER FUNERAL HOME INC.,
1600 Coursin St., McKeesport, where service will be held Thursday at 11
a.m. with the Rev. Gordon P. Ray officiating. Private interment will follow
in Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park. A Masonic service will be held Wednesday
at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.
Thomas K. Sanders Sr.
Thomas K. Sanders Sr., 73, of Trafford, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2001,
in his home. He was born June 12, 1928, in Altoona, a son of the late Mathias
M. and Helen Klesius Sanders. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a
sales representative by United Dairies of Mason City, Iowa. A 1950 Penn
State graduate, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, and a member
of St. Regis Church, Trafford, and the Bushy Run American Legion Post 260,
Claridge. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jacqueline Stroster Sanders;
two sons, Thomas K. Sanders Jr. of Latrobe and M. Matt Sanders of New Martinsville,
W.Va.; five daughters, Heidi Meade of Seattle, Wash., Jacqueline Keating
of Cody, Wyo., Laura Wilkinson of Jeannette, Mitzi Casper of Export and
Gretchen Richards of Dallas, Texas; and 14 grandchildren. Friends will
be received at the JAMES E. LINDSAY FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Harrison
City, Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated
Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Regis Church with the Rev. James D. Tringhese
as celebrant. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be
made to Mom's House of Greensburg, 401 Juniper St., Greensburg, PA 15601,
or St. Regis Centennial Fund, 517 Homewood Ave., Trafford, PA 15085. The
St. Barbara Church Young at Hearts will hold a service Wednesday at 4 p.m.
in the funeral home.
Annie (Sargent) Evosevich
Formerly of Pleasant Valley
Annie Evosevich (Sargent), 90, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Pleasant
Valley, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, in the Baldock Health Care Centre.
She was born July 1, 1911, in Wall, a daughter of the late Mike and Milka
Janic Evosevich. She was a member of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church,
Monroeville. She was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Mike Evosevich;
and five sisters, Katie Gazabara, Marie Evosevich, Stanka Machisic, Mildred
Lagerski and Bessie Leonard. She is survived by a son, Lauren and wife,
Joyce Sargent, of Pleasant Valley; a brother, Daniel Evosevich of Pleasant
Valley; three grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will
be received Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JAMES E. LINDSAY
FUNERAL HOME INC., Harrison City. Service will be announced. Interment
will be in Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles.
Francesco ``Ciccio'' Sellitto
Francesco ``Ciccio'' Sellitto, 74, of Jeannette, died Saturday, Nov.
10, 2001, in Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. He was born May 2,
1927, in Serra Pratola, Italy, the son of the late Lorenzo and Carmela
DePalma Sellitto. Prior to retirement, he was employed by the former Jeannette
Glass Co. Ciccio was a member of the Ascension Church of Jeannette, the
local Glass Workers Union and the Russian Club of Jeannette. He is survived
by his wife, Colomba ``Bina'' Stile Sellitto; two sons, Dr. Larry Sellitto
and wife, Karen, of Irwin and Francis Sellitto and wife, Vicki, of Penn
Township; two sisters, Edda Bavaro and husband, Corrado, of Italy and Consolata
Miele and husband, Gerardo, of New York; two grandsons, Lorenzo and Anthony
Sellitto; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends were received at the
JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St., Jeannette, on Monday
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
will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Hempfield Township.
Frances F. Tabak
Formerly of North Huntingdon
Frances F. Tabak, 75, of Claridge, formerly of North Huntingdon, died
Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, in her home. She was born Oct. 4, 1926, in Olyphant,
a daughter of the late Joseph A. and Sophie Daykon Gallick. In addition
to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Tabak,
in 1984; and a granddaughter, Kimberly Renee Richey. She is survived by
a son, Stephen J. Tabak and wife, Denise, of Penn Township; three daughters,
Florence E. Tabak of Youngwood, Carol A. Richey and husband, Charles, of
Penn Township and Valerie M. Tabak of Greensburg; a brother, Gerald J.
Gallik of Murrysville; and six grandchildren, Douglas S., Christopher J.
and Dustin M. Tabak, Charlie T., Christa M. and Derek M. Richey. Friends
will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the JAMES E. LINDSAY
FUNERAL HOME INC., Harrison City, where service will be held Wednesday
at 1 p.m. with the Rev. V. Paul Fitzmaurice officiating. Entombment will
follow in Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon.
M. Elizabeth ``Libby'' Watson
Formerly of Latrobe
M. Elizabeth ``Libby'' Watson, 97, formerly of Latrobe RD4, died Sunday,
Nov. 11, 2001, in the Edgewood Nursing Center, Youngstown, Pa. She was
born April 1, 1904, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late John L. and Blanche
(Roney) Hunter. She was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church,
Latrobe, and the Senior Citizens of the church. She was also a member of
the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 221, and the Order of the White
Shrine 18. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her
husband of 73 years, David C. Watson, on Jan. 10, 1998. She is survived
by her son, John H. Watson and his wife, Dorothy, of Latrobe RD6; three
grandchildren, Peggy Petronko and husband, Clifford, Carolyn Humberger
and John R. Watson and wife, Diane; five great-grandchildren, Karie Wilson,
Kirk Watson, Joseph Humberger, Sandy Watson and Matthew Petronko; two great-great-grandchildren,
David Alexander Wilson and Anna Elizabeth Wilson; and her brother, Robert
K. Hunter of Latrobe. Friends will be received at the HARTMAN-GRAZIANO
FUNERAL HOME INC., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Trinity
Evangelical Lutheran Church with the church pastors officiating. Interment
will follow in Unity Cemetery, Unity Township. Members of O.E.S. Chapter
221 will hold a service Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 331
Weldon St., Latrobe, PA 15650.
Cecile (Zitzman) Wilson
Formerly of Greensburg
Cecile (Zitzman) Wilson, 97, of Wilkinsburg, formerly of Greensburg,
died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001. Wife of the late Ralph E. Wilson; and mother
of the Rev. E. Philip Wilson, formerly of Greensburg. Also survived by
three grandchildren; and numerous siblings. A memorial service will be
held Saturday, Nov. 17, at 11 a.m. in the South Avenue United Methodist
Church, 733 South Ave., Wilkinsburg. Interment is private. Memorial gifts
may be given to the church, or the Jane Holmes Residence, 441 Swissvale
Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15221. Arrangements by the T.D. TURNER FUNERAL HOME,
Sophie (Moore) Bishop Zacchetti
Sophie (Moore) Bishop Zacchetti, 96, of Greensburg, died Monday, Nov.
12, 2001, in Westmoreland Manor, Hempfield Township. She was born May 25,
1905, in Herminie, daughter of the late Gaspar and Josephine (Perclinek)
Moore. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Andrew Moore;
and sisters, Katie Valli and Mary Caserman. She was also preceded in death
by her husband, John Zacchetti; and sons-in-law, Nick Palangio and Jack
Jablonsky. She is survived by her daughter, Helen (Bishop) Palangio of
Damascus, Ark.; and a son, John Bishop and his wife, Aileen (Stahl) Bishop,
of Des Plaines, Ill. She is also survived by her daughter, Marybelle (Bishop)
Jablonsky of Greensburg, with whom she had resided for the past 25 years.
She leaves eight grandchildren, Nick (Sharon) Palangio, John Bishop III,
Sandra (Don) Kontos, Wesley Bishop, Patty (Rick) Owens, Sharon (Dan) Novakovich,
John (Debbie) Jablonsky and Tim (Michelina) Jablonsky; and nine great-grandchildren,
Stacey, Amy and Brett Novakovich, Rachel, John, Melani and Jenna Jablonsky,
George Kontos and Jessie Owens. She also raised a niece and nephew as her
own, Josephine Moore Smith (Cecil) and Andrew Moore (Peg). She was Gramma
to Ray (Theresa) Smith, Mark (Carol) Smith, Barbie (Steve) Krewson, Andy
(Gigi) Moore, Sherry (Dave) Barnum, Debbie (Dean) Rapchak, Lisa (Charles)
Kern and Lynn Moore. Also, she was great-Gramma to 19 children; and great-great-Gramma
to one. Friends will be received at the BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton
at Green streets, Greensburg, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. ONLY. Prayers in
the funeral home Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated
at 10 a.m. in St. Bruno Catholic Church, South Greensburg, with the Rev.
Blane L. Resko, O.S.B., as celebrant. Interment will follow in Immaculate
Conception Cemetery, Irwin.
John Altman Cole Sr.
John Altman Cole Sr., age 73, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, in Suburban
General Hospital, Bellevue. He was born in Pittsburgh on July 1, 1928,
son of the late Harry and Virginia Rieland Cole. Mr. Cole was a retired
account executive in the insurance industry, a World War II Army veteran
and a member of West View VFW Post 2754. He is survived by his wife, Lois
Reith Cole; one daughter, Karen Kennedy and her husband Jack of Brighton
Heights; three sons, John A. Cole Jr. and his wife Karen of Kent, Ohio,
Timothy J. Cole and his wife Mary of Ben Avon, and Gregory P. Cole of Ross;
two sisters, Marguerite Koester, and Virginia Thomas and her husband James.
Grandfather of Laura, Elizabeth and Patricia Cole of Kent, Ohio, Amber
and Dylan Cole of Ben Avon and Emma Kennedy of Brighton Heights. Also survived
by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Tuesday and Wednesday 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. in the T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Highway, Ross, www.devlinfuneralhome.com.
Mass of Christian Burial in St. Teresa of Avila Church, Ross, on Thursday
at 11 a.m. Contributions may be made to St. Teresa Social Services of the
American Cancer Society.
John Emlyn Evans
John Emlyn Evans, 88, on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, in Southwestern Nursing
Center, Pleasant Hills. He was born Nov. 27, 1912, in Elizabeth, son of
the late Dewey and Anna Simpson Evans. Mr. Evans was a retired craneman
with U.S. Steel, Donora and Christy Park works, and a former coal miner.
He was also a member of the Senior Citizens AARP of Monongahela. Husband
of the late Myrtle (Davis) Evans, who died in 1983; father of Kay Wood
of Belle Vernon, Dianne Clifford of West Elizabeth, Jack Evans of Belle
Vernon and Terry Evans of Monongahela; brother of Hannah Griffith of Stewart,
Fla. Also survived by seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two
great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Visitation Tuesday 2 to
4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 Second St.,
Elizabeth, where Funeral Service will be Wednesday at noon. The Rev. Jack
E. Kelly will officiate. Graveside service and burial in Round Hill Cemetery,
Catherine A. (Atcheson) Gold
Catherine A. (Atcheson) Gold, 58, on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, in her
home. Wife of the late James F.; beloved mother of Christine M. Struniak,
Judith A. Wareham, Jennifer Gold-Benec and James J. Gold; sister of Michael
Atcheson, Judith J. White and Robert J. Atcheson; loving grandmother of
Stephen, Kenneth, Thomas, Taylor, Hannah, Andrew, Caroline and Ella. Visitation
2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the DAVID J. HENNEY FUNERAL HOME, South
Park, with Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joan of Arc
Church. Mrs. Gold was a faithful member of St. Joan of Arc Church and in
lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Church Building Fund
at 6414 Montour Street, South Park, PA 15129.
John "Jack" D. Hart
John D. "Jack" Hart, 65, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, in Sewickley Valley
Hospital. He was born Sept. 8, 1936, son of Floyd and Mary Hart. Mr. Hart
was a retired produce manager and member of North Side Sportsman Association.
Survived by his wife, Donna (Jonas) Hart; his daughter, Christine L. Kriberney
of McCandless; his sons, John H. Hart of Ingomar and James F. Hart of New
York; his sisters, Ruth "Sis" Bowden of Butler and Linda Pekala of Maryland;
his brother, Richard Hart of Grove City. Friends received from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the HERBERT R. KING JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., Route
8 at 2841 Woodland Circle, Hampton Twp., www.kingfuneralhome.com, where
services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Interment will follow in Allegheny
County Memorial Park, McCandless.
Joan M. Heidenreich
Joan M. Heidenreich, 68, on Monday, Nov. 12, 2001. Wife of the late
Raymond B.; loving mother of Sue and Jeff (Leda) Heidenreich and Beth Latta;
grandmother of Jarod, Natalie, Nathan and Joshua. Joan was an active member
of St. Margaret Woman's Guild and Westwood Women's Club. Visitation Wednesday
and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the NEW WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL
SERVICE, 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Twp. Funeral Mass Friday at 11 a.m.
in St. Margaret of Scotland Church. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery.
Jane McConnell Ingram
Jane McConnell Ingram, age 87, of Tryon, N.C., on Tuesday, Nov. 6,
2001, in Pittsburgh, after a brief illness. She was the daughter of Henry
H. and Gertrude B. McConnell of Warren, Pa., and widow of J. Fred Ingram,
former chief executive officer of Ingram Richardson Manufacturing Company,
Beaver Falls. Mrs. Ingram is survived by three children, Mrs. Mary Lou
Sherrill of Chattanooga, Tenn., Henry McC. Ingram of Pittsburgh and Thomas
W. Ingram of West Chester, Pa.; 11 beloved grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Ingram maintained a summer residence at Lake Chautauqua, N.Y., and
was active in charitable and community affairs in Beaver Falls and Tryon,
N.C. She was a devout Episcopalian and an avid reader. Arrangements by
the SIMONS FUNERAL HOME INC., Ross, www.simonsfuneralhomeinc.com.
Bernard Johnson, 92, on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, in Jeannette District
Memorial Hospital. He was born Nov. 10, 1909, in McKeesport, son of John
and Emma Larson Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a veteran of the Army during World
War II and served as a fifth grade technician. He was a retired electrician
helper for U.S. Steel at Christy Park Works in McKeesport. He was a member
of Mount Vernon Community Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth and the American
Legion #553 in Elizabeth. Husband of the late Lucetta (Sherman) Johnson,
who died Jan. 19, 1990. Survived by nieces and nephews. Visitation from
9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 Second St.,
Elizabeth. Funeral service noon Tuesday in Mount Vernon Community Presbyterian
Church, Elizabeth, with the Rev. William Little as officiant. Interment
in Greenridge Memorial Park, Connellsville.
Clement J. Kiss
Clement J. Kiss, 71, on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, in Jefferson Center
Hospital, Jefferson Hills. He was born March 3, 1930, in McKeesport, son
of the late Karoley and Helen Sarnecky Kiss. Mr. Kiss was a retired heavy
equipment operator with the Lori J. Corporation. He also belonged to St.
Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Elizabeth. Survived by two stepdaughters,
Debby Bodnar of North Versailles and Romona Wallace of Daveville, Ala.;
a stepson, Dennis Goldbough of Wallkill, N.Y.; a sister, Helen M. Potemra
of Duquesne; stepgrandchildren; nieces and nephews. Visitation Tuesday
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 Second
St., Elizabeth. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Michael's
Roman Catholic Church, Elizabeth, with the Rev. Rudolph Smoley as celebrant.
Chapel service and burial in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.
Janet E. (Collins) Longmore
Formerly of North Side
Janet E. (Collins) Longmore, 84, on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001. Preceded
in death by her beloved husband, Karl N. Longmore, and in recent days by
her son, Richard T. Longmore. Survived by her loving son, Jack C. Longmore
and his wife Debie of Bellevue; daughter-in-law, Betty Longmore of Richland;
a sister, Helen Jarsulic of Bellevue; and grandchildren, Jeff P. Longmore
and his wife Michelle of Wexford, Melissa Longmore of Bellevue, Tracy Longmore
of Johnstown and Richard T. Longmore Jr. of Richland. Mrs. Longmore was
a retired teacher's aide with Pittsburgh Public Schools. She was a member
of Greenstone United Methodist Church. She used her hobby of crafts as
a means of helping others through various community organizations. Memorials
are suggested to a Christian charity of choice. Friends invited from 7
to 9 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the ORION C.
PINKERTON FUNERAL HOME INC., A Golden Rule Member Firm, 1014 California
Ave., Avalon (North Boros), where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.
Wednesday. Burial will be in Union Dale Cemetery, North Side.
David R. Manning
David R. Manning, on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh.
He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Manning of Glassport; sisters,
Michelle Mikrut of Ohio, Roberta Murphy of Munhall, Jeannette Pielmeier
of Washington, Paula Faulds of Munhall and Gerri Yauch of Glassport; a
brother, Martin Manning of Whitehall; 13 nieces and nephews. Friends may
call Tuesday 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 Friday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Nicholas Mastrangelo
will officiate. Burial will be in Homestead Cemetery.
Wilfred A. Maxwell
Middlesex Township, Valencia
Wilfred A. Maxwell, 87, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2001. Born May 10, 1914,
in Grafton, W.Va., he was the son of the late Franklin O. and Delphia (Myers)
Maxwell. He is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years, Lois J. (Williams)
Maxwell; eight children, Katherine Catalano of Valencia, Charles Andrew
Maxwell of Lyndora, Frank Maxwell of Butler, George Shaffer of Culmerville,
Robert Shaffer of West Hickory, Pa., William Shaffer of Valencia, Lois
Hallahan of Vineland, N.J., and Randy Shaffer of Valencia; two sisters,
Virginia Lloyd of Connecticut and Marjorie Langer of Pittsburgh; one brother,
Franklin O. Maxwell of Valencia; also 21 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and
his first wife, Selma (Berg) Maxwell, in 1951. Friends received Wednesday
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME LTD., 5864 Heckert
Road, Bakerstown, www.schellhaasfuneralhome.com. Funeral Service Thursday
at 11 a.m. in Deer Creek United Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Raselyn Johnson
and the Rev. Byron McElroy will officiate. Interment in Deer Creek Church
Cemetery. Mr. Maxwell was the co-founder of Penn Perry Roofing Inc., which
was founded in 1957, and from where he retired in 1977. He was a member
of F&AM John E. Maier Lodge 729 in Mars and enjoyed traveling with
the Holiday Ramblers. If desired, memorial donations may be made to his
church, Deer Creek United Presbyterian Church, Bairdford Road, Gibsonia,
Marguerite R.C. (Shafer) Meising
Marguerite R.C. (Shafer) Meising, born Nov. 16, 1916, died Tuesday,
Oct. 23, 2001. Beloved wife of Paul Meising. Daughter of Jane and Ulmus
Shafer. Sister of Donald W. Shafer. Survived by niece Khristan Shafer,
nephew Don Shafer and their families; cousin Nancy Reynolds and family;
and sister-in-law Charlotte Shafer. Special gratitude to Don and Jean Corl
for their years of friendship, her friends from camp and the staff at Beaver
Valley Nursing Center. Marge will be missed by all whose lives she touched,
and welcomed by Paul, who has been waiting for her. Arrangements by CAMPBELLS
FUNERAL HOME, 1326 Eighth Ave., Beaver Falls.
Raymond E. Miller
Prospect, Butler County
Formerly of Hampton
Raymond E. Miller, 80, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, in Mercy Hospital.
He was born on June 1, 1921, in Pittsburgh, son of Raymond and Blossom
Knipple Miller. Mr. Miller worked for Allegheny County as a jury investigator
and was constable and supervisor for Hampton Township. He served in the
Merchant Marines during World War II. Mr. Miller belonged to Teamsters
Local Union #249 for 20 years and was a member of American Legion Post
243 in West Sunbury. Survived by Constance B. Miller; his sons, Randall
E. Miller, James R. Miller, Michael L. Miller and Scott D. Miller; his
sister, Faye L. Welsh; five grandchildren. Friends received from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the HERBERT R. KING JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., Route
8 at 2841 Woodland Circle, Hampton Twp. (www.kingfuneralhome.com), where
funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Interment to follow
in Mt. Royal Cemetery, Shaler.
Hilda M. Nist
Hilda M. Nist, 94, on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, at Mariner of North Hills
in Pine Twp. Born in Pittsburgh on Jan. 10, 1907, she was a homemaker most
of her life. Preceded in death by her husband, Norbert G. Nist, on March
5, 1968. She is survived by a son, Roy L. Nist and his wife Peggy of Marshall
Twp.; a sister, Marcella Devlin of Florida; three grandchildren, Barbara
Misner of McCandless, Tom Nist of Davison, N.C., and Kathleen Price of
Overland Park, Kan.; also survived by three great-grandchildren. Friends
received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday
in the SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME INC., 388 Center Ave., West View, www.schellhaasfuneralhome.com.
Mass of Christian Burial in St. Sebastian Church 10 a.m. Wednesday with
the Rev. Joseph Mele as celebrant. Interment in North Side Catholic Cemetery,
Jeffrey P. Skalos
Jeffrey P. Skalos, 40, on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001. Born in Pittsburgh
on Nov. 15, 1960, the beloved son of Charles A. and Mary T. (Helbling)
Skalos of Ross. Mr. Skalos was a retired U.S. Navy veteran. In addition
to his parents, he is survived by a fiancee, Paulette Harris of Austintown
Ohio; three children, Richard "R.J.", Amanda and Trey Skalos, all of Zelienople;
two brothers, Charles Skalos of Baldwin and James Skalos of Fineview; a
sister, Nancy Skalos of Ross. Also survived by Paulette's children, Alena
and Amelia. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME INC., 388 Center Ave.,
West View. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Boniface Church of Holy Wisdom
Parish at 10 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Lawrence Bruney will officiate. Interment
will follow in Allegheny County Memorial Park in McCandless.
Robert "Bob" Charles Stuck
Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Robert Charles "Bob" Stuck, 75, died in his home on Sunday, Nov. 11,
2001, of cancer. He was born Nov. 5, 1926, in Lamoni, Iowa, the son of
Homer and Lorraine Stuck, who both preceded him in death. Mr. Stuck was
a World War II veteran, having served in the United States Air Force. He
attended Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa, and received his bachelor of
science in civil engineering from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.
He and his wife, Dora Ann Lowry Stuck, who survives him, were married July
8, 1945, in Escatawpa, Miss. In addition to his wife of 56 years, Mr. Stuck
is survived by four children, Sheryl Stuck, Rod Stuck and his wife Marilie,
and John "Rusty" Stuck, all of Independence, Mo., and Shelli Pierce and
her husband Kevin of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren,
Todd Rock, his wife Natalie and their children Travis and Alex, Amy Rodriguez,
her husband Matt and their children Austin and Haley, Aaron Rock, Ric Stuck
and his wife Joanna, Brian Stuck and his wife Pam, Marianne Stuck, Chris
Stuck, Andrea Stuck, Megan Pierce and Ganon Pierce; a sister, Bonnie Bixby
Engeman; and several nieces, nephews and friends. Mr. Stuck worked for
the County Engineer in Waterloo, Iowa, for one year following college.
He joined the Ruth Engineering Company in 1951 and served the company in
Nameoki, Ill., Bartow, Fla., Front Royal, Va., Seattle, Wash., Goodlettsville,
Tenn., Windsor Locks, Conn., and Pittsburgh, Pa. Some of the projects he
worked on were large industrial steel mills, paper mills, phosphate plants
and Department of Energy installations. Mr. Stuck and his family moved
to Oak Ridge in 1967. He served as the vice president and general manager
of Rust Engineering's Oak Ridge office. He retired in 1991 after 40 years
of service with Rust Engineering. Mr. Stuck was an Eagle Scout and participated
in the Philmont Boy Scout High Adventure at age 65 with his son and grandsons.
He enjoyed supervising the remodeling of his home and gardening with his
wife. Their garden was featured in several garden tours throughout the
years and they were active participants at the Jackson Square Farmer's
Market. He was an active member in the Holston Rose Society. He and his
wife also enjoyed traveling with friends, including trips to Europe, Alaska,
Jamaica, Hawaii, Canada, the Virgin Islands and many trips within the United
States. He was an elder and former pastor of Community of Christ, which
was formerly known as the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day Saints. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. in
WEATHERFORD MORTUARY, 158 South Jefferson Circle, Oak Ridge, Tenn. Funeral
services will follow at 8:00 p.m. in Weatherford Mortuary with Elder Terry
Williams of Community of Christ officiating. Mr. Stuck will then be taken
to the Slade-O'Donnell Funeral Home in Lamoni, Iowa. A funeral service
will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, in Community of Christ in Lamoni, Iowa,
at 11:00 a.m. with the burial following in Rose Hill Cemetery. Memorials
may be made to the Community of Christ Building Fund, 710 Kidder Lane,
Knoxville, TN 37923, or to a charity of choice.