Miscellaneous Washington County, Pennsylvania Obituaries


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Ethyl I. Barnes 
Member of St. Paul AME Church and its choir 
Ethyl I. Barnes, 87, of Washington, died Friday, February 8, 2002, in Washington County Health Center, Washington. 
She was born January 6, 1915, in Washington, a daughter of Boyd and Eva Bush. 
Mrs. Barnes was a member of St. Paul AME Church, where she was a member of its choir and various committees. 
She was a 1935 graduate of Washington High School and attended Cheney State College for two years. 
Mrs. Barnes was an employee of Washington School District until her retirement. 
Her husband, Ernest Barnes, died August 4, 1996. 
Surviving are two sons, Ernest and Darwin Barnes of Washington; 11 grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. 
Deceased are two sisters, Thelma Cole and Marie Walls; and two brothers, Lawrence and Emmett Bush.

Harry Chappel Jr. 
Member of Davidson Methodist Church 
Harry Chappel Jr., 84, of Fayette Street, Washington, died Friday, February 8, 2002, in the Washington Hospital emergency room. 
He was born December 21, 1917, in Houston, a son of Harry and Alice Houston Chappel. 
Mr. Chappel was a member of Davidson Methodist Church in Glyde. 
He was a 1938 graduate of Trinity High School. 
Mr. Chappel was a chemist for Vitro Chemical Plant, Canonsburg, and also had worked in the semiconductor division of Westinghouse in Youngwood before retiring in 1978. 
He was formerly a member of Moose Lodge, Lithuanian Club and Sons of Italy. 
Mr. Chappel enjoyed fishing and farming. 
On November 20, 1939, he married Marjorie Lucille Hoefler, who died in 1980. 
Surviving are three sons, Kenneth and Dennis Chappel, both of Washington, and James Chappel of Deland, Fla.; three daughters, Vivian Kita and Shirley Slesh, both of Washington, and Susan Dague of Canonsburg; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
Deceased are a son, Daniel Chappel; three brothers William, Frank and Jack Chappel; and three sisters, Jessie Reed, Betty Haughton and Alberta Clark.

David William Clark 
U.S. Army airplane mechanic during WWII 
David William Clark, 80, of Mt. Morris, died at 12:21 a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2002, in Greene County Memorial Hospital, Waynesburg, following a lengthy illness. 
He was born November 24, 1921, in Morgantown, W.Va., a son of Austin Edward and Mary Blanche Jackson Clark. 
Mr. Clark was Protestant. 
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served as an airplane mechanic in Australia and the Philippines. 
Mr. Clark was the oldest member of James T. Maxon American Legion Post 990 of Mt. Morris and was a member of Mt. Morris Senior Citizens. 
He worked 38 years for Humphrey No. 7 coal mine until retiring in 1980. He belonged to United Mine Workers of America Local 1058. 
On December 25, 1940, Mr. Clark married Edna Rush, who survives. 
Also surviving are a sister, Virginia Richards of Morgantown; and several nieces and nephews. 
Deceased are three sisters, Nellie Warnick, Rosemarie Richards and Loutricia Clark; and two brothers, Donald and Edward Clark.

Edith S. Deems 
Bentleyville native 
Edith S. Deems, 77, of Denbo, died Friday, February 8, 2002, after a lengthy illness. 
She was born January 2, 1925, in Bentleyville, a daughter of George and Flora Bentley Gosney. 
Mrs. Deems was a 1942 graduate of Bentleyville High School. 
She lived in Fredericktown for more than 20 years. More recently, she lived in McKeesport for more than 20 years until her illness. 
Mrs. Deems was a homemaker. 
Surviving are a daughter, Donna Deems Jay of Denbo; seven sons, Donald Deems Jr. of Vestaburg, Darrin Deems of Fredericktown, John Myers of McKeesport, George Myers of Elizabeth, Dale Myers of Yorktown, Texas, William Myers of McKeesport and Wayne Myers of Lawrence; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 
Deceased are her husbands, Herman Myers and Donald Deems Sr.; and two brothers, Donald and Walter Gosney.

Donald K. Dewey 
Retired chef at Kane Regional Hospital 
Donald K. Dewey, 73, of McDonald, died Saturday, February 9, 2002, in St. Clair Hospital, Mt. Lebanon. 
He was born December 1, 1928, in McDonald, a son of Victor and Virginia Theodore Dewey. 
Mr. Dewey was a chef at John J. Kane Regional Hospital, Scott Township, until his retirement in 1985, when he stayed on as a volunteer. 
He was active in McDonald Little League. 
Mr. Dewey was a member of Christian Missionary Alliance Church, McDonald. 
On August 29, 1959, he married Joyce Johns, who survives. 
Also surviving are a daughter, Deborah Dewey Garcia of Los Angeles, Calif.; a son, Donald J. Dewey of Readding, Calif.; three grandchildren, Micah and Amber Dewey and Devon Dewey-Garcia; and several nieces and nephews. 
Deceased are two brothers, Victor and Emile Dewey.

S. Clarke Gapen 
Past president of Greene County Farm Bureau 
S. Clarke Gapen, 84, of Greensboro, died unexpectedly at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2002, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. 
He was born March 2, 1917, in Greene Township, Greene County, a son of George S. and Lillian Barb Gapen. 
Mr. Gapen was a 1936 graduate of Cumberland Township High School, Carmichaels. He resided in the Greensboro area all his life, where he operated his family dairy farm. 
He was a member of Mapletown United Methodist Church and was a past president of Greene County Farm Bureau. 
In 1981, Mr. Gapen served as a worshipful master of Valley Lodge 459, F&AM, Masontown. He was a past thrice potent master of Uniontown Lodge of Perfection. He was a member of Scottish Rite Bodies in the Valley of Pittsburgh and Syria Temple AAONMS of Pittsburgh. 
On December 31, 1943, he married Henrietta Mavin, who survives. 
Also surviving are two sons, Daniel C. Gapen of Garards Fort and Harley M. Gapen of Greensboro; a brother, John D. Gapen of Waynesburg; a sister, Helen G. Six of Greensboro; four grandchildren, Gregory Daniel, Stephanie C., Harley Joe and Marjorie Lynn Gapen; and several nieces and nephews. 
Deceased is a brother, George B. Gapen.

Roger Grimes 
Waynesburg Mason was RAG electrician 
Roger W. Grimes, 49, of Holbrook, died unexpectedly Saturday, February 9, 2002, in his home of apparent heart failure. 
He was born December 29, 1952, in Waynesburg, a son of Faye Stockdale Grimes Hunnell of Holbrook and the late Halfred Byron Grimes, who died August 16, 1976. 
Mr. Grimes resided in Jackson Township all his life. 
He was a member of Valley Chapel United Methodist Church, Holbrook, where, at the time of his death, he served as a Sunday school superintendent and a member of the board of trustees. 
Mr. Grimes was a member of Waynesburg Masonic Lodge 153 F&AM and Uniontown Lodge of Perfection 14th Degree Scottish Rite. 
He enjoyed the outdoors and, during the Christmas season, loved lighting his property for all his neighbors. 
Mr. Grimes was a 1971 graduate of West Greene High School, where he was named Outstanding Athlete of the Year in 1970 and 1971, was named to the All-County Football Team and was an outstanding wrestler. He attended Fairmont (W.Va.) State College. 
He was a former employee of T.D. Bross in powerline construction and a former employee of First Colony, where he assisted in silo construction at Emerald Mine and had been employed as a prep plant mechanic and certified electrician by RAG Resources (Cumberland Mine-Kirby) for the past 24 years. 
Mr. Grimes was a member of United Mine Workers of America Local 2300 and an honorary member of Cumberland Mine Fire Brigade. 
On February 19, 1972, he married Linda Marie Fonzi, who survives. 
In addition to his wife and mother, surviving are a son, Peter Matthew Grimes of Waynesburg; two brothers, H. Terry and Charles L. "Bugsy" Grimes, both of Holbrook; a grandson, Noah Matthew Grimes; and several nieces and nephews. 
Deceased, in addition to his father, is his step-father, Lewis Hunnell, who died September 8, 1985.

Mary M. Kolarosky 
Member of St. Patrick Church, Canonsburg 
Mary M. Fartro Kolarosky, 87, of Canonsburg, died at 2:03 a.m. Sunday, February 10, 2002, in Canonsburg General Hospital. 
She was born March 17, 1914, in Canonsburg, a daughter of Carmine and Pauline Novak Fartro. 
Mrs. Kolarosky was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Canonsburg. She was a homemaker. 
On August 15, 1943, she married George "Tug" A. Kolarosky Sr., who died November 23, 1988. 
Surviving are three sons, Paul D. Kolarosky of Hickory, George A. Kolarosky Jr. of Elizabethtown and John C. Kolarosky of Moon Township; two brothers, John P. Fartro of Canonsburg and Thomas Fartro of Houston; three sisters, Ann Niemiec and Betty Fartro, both of Mt. Lebanon, and Lucille Cannon of Canonsburg; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
Deceased are four brothers, Rocco, Joseph, Benjamin and Anthony Fartro; and four sisters, Rose Churray, Pauline Churchel and two infant sisters.

James Kulish 
Cooper Industries retiree 
James Kulish, 66, of Canonsburg, died unexpectedly Sunday, February 10, 2002, in UPMC-Shadyside hospital, Pittsburgh. 
He was born January 31, 1936, in Canonsburg, a son of Harry and Anna Chismody Kulish. 
Mr. Kulish served with the U.S. Army in Germany. 
Prior to his retirement, he was employed in large assembly by Cooper Industries. 
He was a lifelong Canonsburg area resident and was Protestant. 
Surviving are his wife, Dolores H. Kress Kulish; a son, James M. Kulish, at home; a daughter, Janice L. Yanosky of Washington; two brothers, John Kulish of Phoenix, Ariz., and Steve Kulish of Canonsburg; and several nieces and nephews.

John Joseph Kusky 
John Joseph Kusky, 64, of Washington, died at 4:15 a.m. Sunday, February 10, 2002, in his home, following a six-month illness. 
Arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd. A complete obituary and funeral notice will be published in a later edition.

William S. Livingood 
Houston resident enjoyed dartball 
William S. Livingood, 67, of Houston, died Saturday, February 9, 2002, in Donnell House of Washington Hospital. 
He was born June 15, 1934, in Houston, a son of William L. and Eleanor Mendenhall Livingood. 
Mr. Livingood served in the U.S. Army and was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Houston. 
He enjoyed playing dartball and was a member of Canonsburg/Houston Church Dartball League for more than 40 years. He also was a member of Canonsburg American Legion, where he was sergeant at arms. 
Mr. Livingood was an officer and dartball player for Canonsburg Senior Center. In addition to dartball, he also enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling, bowling and watching sports. 
On October 17, 1964, he married his wife of 37 years, Vivian Edge, who survives. 
Also surviving are a daughter, Eleanor Martin of Houston; a brother, Richard W. Livingood of Claysville; two grandchildren, Nicole and Jason Martin; and several nieces and nephews.

Patricia A. Logson 
Patricia A. Logson, 59, of Eighty Four, formerly of Washington, died at 10:36 a.m. Sunday, February 10, 2002, in Humbert Lane Health Care Center, Washington, after a lengthy illness. 
A complete obituary and death notice will be published in a later edition. Arrangements are being handled by Hummell and Barnhill Memorial Chapel Inc., 350 West Chestnut Street, Washington.

Peter A. Mastrangelo 
Member of Immaculate Conception Church 
Peter A. Mastrangelo, 89, of Washington, died Friday, February 8, 2002, in Washington Hospital, following a brief illness. 
He was born January 14, 1913, in Washington, a son of John and Barbara Tucci Mastrangelo. 
Mr. Mastrangelo attended Washington area schools. He worked for Tri-State Engineering until his retirement in 1977. 
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Washington and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 191 in Canonsburg. 
Mr. Mastrangelo served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater, where he received a Purple Heart. 
Surviving are a son, John Mastrangelo of Anaheim, Calif.; a daughter, Barbara Jicomelli of Canonsburg; two brothers, William Mastrangelo of Washington and Tony Mastrangelo of Havertown; a sister, Mary Astbury of Bradenton, Fla.; a granddaughter, Tina Richardson; and several nieces and nephews. 
Deceased are a son, Joseph Mastrangelo; and two sisters, Evelyn Ippolito and Theresa Gaw.

Charles R. Metz 
Metz Contracting president 
Charles R. Metz, 76, of Carlton Drive, Bentleyville, died at 3:42 p.m. Thursday, February 7, 2002, in his home. 
He was born August 15, 1925, in Metz, W.Va., a son of Arthur Graves and Jessie Lee Brock Metz. 
Mr. Metz attended Church of the Nazarene, Waynesburg. 
He was self-employed as president of Metz Contracting Inc., a private land developing company, Penn Sherman Corp. and Cindran Inc. 
Mr. Metz had lived on his family's farm in Somerset Township since 1935. 
He was a member of Scenery Hill Alliance Club, Covered Bridge Region Antique Car Club and Golden Pheasant Gun Club. 
In addition to farming and antique cars, Mr. Metz enjoyed big-game hunting in Montana and Wyoming. 
He was an advocate of health through nutrition. 
Surviving are his wife, Eileen Nutt Metz; a son, Randy Metz of Bentleyville; two daughters, Linda Metz of Bentleyville and Cindy Chamberlain of Stevensville, Md.; and five grandchildren, Jarod Trew, Randy Jr. and Phillip Metz, and Lawrence and Savannah Chamberlain. 
Deceased are three brothers, Kenneth, Randolph and Eugene Metz; and a sister, Marjorie Burgan. 
There will be no public visitation. Arrangements are being handled by Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main Street, Bentleyville.

Roberta Price Paroda 
Volunteer at Washington Area Humane Society 
Roberta Price Paroda, 76, of Chartiers Bottom, Clarksville, died Friday, February 8, 2002. 
She was born May 29, 1925, in Ambridge, a daughter of Ralph and Margaret Bearman Price. 
Mrs. Paroda worked as a nurse's aide and in housekeeping for Greene County Memorial Hospital, Waynesburg, for more than 16 years. 
She was a volunteer at Washington Area Humane Society for seven years. 
Mrs. Paroda was a member of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, West Brownsville, for more than 50 years. 
She was married to Andrew Paroda, who died March 22, 1992. 
Surviving are a son, Robert Paroda of Ocean City, Md.; and three granddaughters, Angela Paroda Chamberlain, Ashley Paroda and Ashley Dicken. 
Deceased is a daughter, Joan Paroda.

Ruth Elma Simpson 
Active in Lagonda community 
Ruth Elma Simpson, 80, formerly of South Franklin Township, died Saturday, February 9, 2002. 
She was born August 17, 1921, in Washington, a daughter of Charles Lee and Mildred Frazier Read. 
Mrs. Simpson had been employed by Washington Hospital and was a retired division manager for Sears. 
She was a member of Friendship Community Church in Washington and a former member of Bethel Presbyterian Church. 
Mrs. Simpson was a member of Sears Retirees, Washington High School Class of 1940 Reunion Committee, Arms Club and Lagonda Homemakers. 
She actively participated with her husband and other residents of Lagonda with Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and the formation of Little League baseball in their neighborhood. 
Mrs. Simpson was a former real estate tax collector for South Franklin Township and was a Democrat committeewoman. 
She was a member of the TC Players, who entertained musically at nursing homes and personal care homes throughout Washington County, and she was a former secretary for Thomas Campbell CARE Association. 
On May 20, 1941, she married Richard P. Simpson Sr., who died in 1998. 
Surviving are four sons, John C. Simpson of Los Encinos, Mexico, Richard P. Simpson Jr. of White, Ga., David W. Simpson of McMurray and Robert R. Simpson of Circleville, Ohio; a daughter, Rebecca L. Simpson of Washington; a sister, Alice Louise Cunningham of Washington; a brother, Philip Nelson Read of Hookstown; 23 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
Deceased are a brother, Charles Edwin Read; a granddaughter, Kelly E. Patterson; a nephew; and a great-grandson. 
No public visitation will be held. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Sisters of St. Francis, c/o Jan Chehovin, 412 Country Club Road, Washington, PA 15301. Arrangements are being handled by William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Tributes can be made online at www.NealFuneralHome.com.

Martin Volkar 
Treasurer of SNPJ lodge 
Martin Volkar, 85, of Venetia, died Saturday, February 9, 2002, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. 
He was born December 19, 1916, a son of John and Clara Vietmeier Volkar. 
Mr. Volkar was a 1935 graduate of Peters Township High School. 
He retired from Mathies Coal Co. in 1972 after working in the coal mines for 37 years. 
Mr. Volkar was treasurer of the SNPJ lodge in Hackett. He was a member of St. Benedict the Abbot Church, McMurray, and enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing. 
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Antoinette (Ann) Volkar; six sons, Martin A., Patrick J., Joseph F. and Theodore C., Kenneth G. and Vincent B. Volkar; a daughter, Antoinette Fitch; two sisters, Freida Nurnberger and Lorraine Jones; a brother, Thomas Volkar; 18 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. 
Deceased are two sisters, Clara Cicci and Helen Thropp; two brothers, John and William Volkar; and a grandson, Craig E. Volkar.

Julia A. Yarosh 
Member of St. John's Church worked at RCA 
Julia A. Chicarella Yarosh, 70, of Canonsburg, died unexpectedly Saturday, February 9, 2002, in the Canonsburg General Hospital emergency room. 
She was born February 21, 1931, in Canonsburg, a daughter of Daniel and Anna Mondaik Chicarella. 
Mrs. Yarosh was a member of St. John's Russian Orthodox Church, Canonsburg, and the Russian Brotherhood Organization. 
She worked at RCA in Meadow Lands until its closing and at the Russian Club for more than 30 years. 
On May 20, 1951, in St. John's Church, she married John Yarosh, who died April 18, 1995. 
Surviving are three sons, John Keith Yarosh of Cecil and Reed Kim and Kiprian S. Yarosh, both of Canonsburg; a daughter, Kira Rudolph of Bethel Park; two sisters, Helen Waschak of Clearwater, Fla., and Evelyn Telesko of Canonsburg; seven grandchildren, John K. Jr., Khristine, Julianna, Alexandra and Elena Yarosh and Sarah and Jeffrey Grossi; a great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. 
Deceased are a brother, Daniel Chicarella; and two sisters, Mary Louise Sederoff and Annabelle Yarosh, who died in infancy.

Martha Zelenka 
Environmental services director at Ariz. hospital 
Martha Zelenka, 72, of Florence, Ariz., died Friday, January 25, 2002, in her home. 
She was born September 27, 1929, in Columbus, Ohio, a daughter of Howard and Roxy Russel Long. 
In 1978, Mrs. Zelenka moved from Pennsylvania to Arizona. 
She was director of environmental services at Pinal General Hospital in Arizona until her retirement in 1995. 
Mrs. Zelenka enjoyed playing with her grandchildren; spending time with family and friends; vacationing in Rocky Point, Sonora, Mexico; and watching sunsets from her front yard. 
On January 26, 1952, in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Washington, she married Charles W. Zelenka Sr., who died in June 1971. 
Surviving are two daughters, Sheila Burson of Coolidge, Ariz., and Teresa Reese of Washington; three sons, Charles Zelenka of Washington, and Martin and Michael Zelenka, both of Florence; five grandchildren, April Gillespie, Jessie Reese, Rachel Zelenka, and Lauren and Corey Burson; and one great-grandchild.

Alex Balla Sr. 
Former Richeyville resident 
Alex Balla Sr., 89, of Verona, formerly of Richeyville, died at 5:10 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2002, in Seneca Manor, Verona. 
He was born May 13, 1913, in Vestaburg, a son of Andrew and Elizabeth Hegedus Balla. 
Mr. Balla retired as a house parent at Youth Development Center in Canonsburg. He was formerly employed by J&L Steel Corp.'s Vesta 4 Mine and was a member of United Mine Workers Local 762 of Vestaburg. 
He was a member of Daisytown Hungarian Club, Daisytown Athletic Club and William Penn Fraternal Association. 
Mr. Balla was a member of Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church of Wilkinsburg. 
On September 12, 1936, he married Mary Gyure Balla, who died June 20, 1995. 
Surviving are three sons, Alexander J. Balla of Monroeville, James Balla of Daisytown and Donald Balla Sr. of Valencia; five grandchildren, Bryan, Kevin and Donald Balla Jr., Melissa O'Brian and Danielle Gumto; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

George A. Bentrem 
Retired medical sales representative 
George A. Bentrem, 86, of McDonald, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002, in South Fayette Township. 
He was born March 12, 1916, in Rennerdale, a son of Charles and Fannie Schwartz Bentrem. In 1922, he moved to Battle Ridge Road at Ridge View Farm. 
Mr. Bentrem graduated from South Fayette High School in 1933 and from Pennsylvania State University in agricultural education in 1940. 
From 1944 to 1945, he served in the U.S. Navy and taught at South Fayette High School in 1946. 
Mr. Bentrem was employed as a medical sales representative, beginning in 1947, until his retirement. 
He devoted his retirement years to the preservation of farming, agriculture and wildlife habitats. 
Surviving are his wife, Winifred R. Bentrem; three sons, Frank R., Dr. George C. and Douglas R. Bentrem; a daughter, Alexandra Bentrem Kelley; and 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. 
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 3, in South Fayette Township fire hall, Millers Run Road, Cuddy. Arrangements are by Thomas-Little Funeral Service, 5000 Noblestown Road, Oakdale.

Mildred G. Cochrane 
Retired librarian also was schoolteacher 
Mildred Greenlee Cochrane, 99, of Upper St. Clair, formerly of Washington and Monongahela, died unexpectedly at 1:15 a.m. Friday, May 31, 2002, in Friendship Village, Upper St. Clair. 
She was born October 22, 1902, in Bentleyville, a daughter of William and Elsie Crouch Greenlee. 
Mrs. Cochrane graduated from Bentleyville High School in 1919 and California Normal School in 1921. She began her teaching career that year in Bentleyville schools. 
She continued her education during the summers at New York University, Pennsylvania State University and Chautauqua Institute. She received her bachelor of science degree from University of Pittsburgh. 
Mrs. Cochrane taught English and mathematics in the junior and senior high schools in Brownsville and Monongahela. She retired as librarian of the former Byers Memorial Library in Monongahela. 
She and her husband were co-owners of the former Boston Gas and Coal Co. of Boston. 
Mrs. Cochrane was a former member of United Methodist Church in Monongahela, where she taught Sunday school, and was a member of Monongahela Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. 
On July 28, 1939, she married William S. Cochrane, who died July 31, 1982. 
Surviving are five nephews, Richard M. Ames of Dawson and Charles B. Ames of San Diego, Calif., Robert C. McCormick of Hilton Head, S.C., Gordon B. Greenlee of Fredericktown and Barrett G. Greenlee of Scenery Hill; and a niece, Mary Jane Sertik of McMurray. 
Deceased are a brother, John B. Greenlee, who died May 23, 1967; a sister, Margaret G. Ames, who died April 22, 1976; and a niece, Mary McCormick McAlpine Self, who died May 26, 2001. 

Clarence E. Fox 
Clarence E. Fox, 82, of Waynesburg, died Friday, May 31, 2002, in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg. 
Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Milliken and Throckmorton, Waynesburg. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.

Merril Fraley 
Kentucky resident formerly of Washington 
Merril Fraley, 63, of Vine Grove, Ky., formerly of Washington, died Sunday, May 26, 2002, in Hardin Memorial Hospital, Elizabethtown, Ky. 
He was a son of the late John B. and Mary Lou Alta McGinnins Fraley. 
Mr. Fraley was a member of Buck Grove Baptist Church. 
He was a Vietnam War veteran, having served more than 20 years in the U.S. military as a noncommissioned officer. 
Surviving are his wife, Christina (Tina) Fraley; a daughter, Deborah Murphy of Kennesaw, Ga.; two sons, Larry Fraley of Lexington and Gary Fraley of Charleston Air Force Base, S.C.; five sisters, Sara Veva Fraley Riggle, Elsie Fraley Ozarowsky, Manda Sue Fraley Maloy, all of Washington, LaVerne Fraley Hampe of Canonsburg and Ina Fraley Boyle of Claysville; three brothers, Norman Douglas and Wallace M., both of Washington, and Raymond Z. Fraley of Claysville; and nine grandchildren. 
Deceased are two brothers, Roy and Ray Fraley; and a sister, Bertha Carol Fraley. 
Services were held Wednesday in Vine Grove, with burial in Buck Grove Cemetery, Ekron, Ky. Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home of Vine Grove was in charge of arrangements. 

Roy L. Keenan 
Independence farmer retired from Molybdenum 
Roy L. Keenan, 86, of Brush Run Road, Claysville (Independence Township), died Friday, May 31, 2002, in Washington Hospital. 
He was born May 9, 1916, in Claysville, a son of Clark and Margaretta Sheller Keenan. 
Mr. Keenan was a member of the former Zion EUB Church in Claysville. 
He attended Carson Long Military Institute in New Bloomfield and was a farmer. 
Mr. Keenan was employed for eight years as a foreman by Tri-State Engineering in Washington and four years by Pennsylvania Transformer in Canonsburg and retired in 1981 from Molybdenum Corp. of American in Washington. 
In 1936, he married Vera Jackson, who died December 31, 1993. 
Surviving are a son, Robert W. Keenan of Washington; a daughter, Linda K. Smith of Avella; four grandchildren, Scott G. Smith, Mark Keenan, Amy McCormick and Janet DePolo; and nine great-grandchildren. 
Deceased are a son, Roy Leslie Keenan; a sister, Mabel Kennell; a grandson, Chris Smith; and a granddaughter, Carrie Lynn Thieroff.

Ralph H. Keeney Jr. 
Iowa resident born in Lone Pine 
Ralph Harris Keeney Jr., 84, of Grand Junction, Iowa, died Wednesday, May 8, 2002. 
He was born August 23, 1917, in Lone Pine, a son of Ralph H. and Della Mary Swartzfeger Keeney. 
Mr. Keeney worked for Star Mould Machine and Foundry in Washington for many years as a tool and die maker before moving to Iowa. 
He was a member of First Methodist Church of Grand Junction. 
Mr. Keeney was an avid fisherman, enjoyed boating on the Mississippi River, and was an expert carpenter and cabinetmaker. 
On November 6, 1937, he married Maurine Katherine Jenkins, who is deceased. He later married Lucile Teuscher, who survives. 
Also surviving are a son, William Keeney of Scenery Hill; two daughters, Judith Reese of Washington and Rebecca Weerkamp of Fredericktown; a stepson, Leroy Teuscher of Des Moines, Iowa; three stepdaughters, Lorna Bauer and Eleisa Murphy, both of Des Moines, and Freida Horton of Austin, Texas; 11 grandchildren, Jane and Timothy Reese, Bridget Wolf, Rachel Russo, Christopher and Matthew Burke, Kathryn Frank, Laurie Courtney, Michael, Rebekah and Lace Ann Keeney; 10 great-grandchildren; and a niece; and 24 stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren. 
Deceased are three sisters, Leone Isiminger, and two who died in infancy, Rebecca Jane and Della Catherine Keeney . 
Interment was held in Wright Cemetery, Jefferson, Iowa, with Hastings Funeral Home in Jefferson in charge of arrangements.

Philip F. Kennel 
Gastonville UM Church trustees chairman 
Philip F. Kennel, 66, of Finleyville, died unexpectedly Wednesday, May 29, 2002, in his home. 
He was born January 19, 1936, in Finleyville, a son of Frank C. and Rose Ann Duke Kennel. 
Mr. Kennel was a lifelong resident of Finleyville and was an active member of Gastonville United Methodist Church, where he was chairman of trustees. 
He retired from U.S. Steel Corp.'s Clairton Works. 
Hunting was a favorite pastime of Mr. Kennel, who was a member of Library Sportsmen's Association. 
His wife, Nancy George Kennel, with whom he celebrated 44 years of marriage on July 6, 2001, survives. 
Also surviving are two sons, Robert A. Kennel of Falls Church, Va., and Scott P. Kennel of Waynesburg; four grandchildren, Andrew, Katherine, Daniel and Emily Kennel; two sisters, Margaret McMillen of McMurray and Ida Phillips of Monongahela; and several nieces and nephews. 
Deceased are a brother, Sgt. Robert A. Kennel, who was killed in action on D-Day, June 6, 1944; and two sisters, Rosemarie Popp and Kathryn Patricia Messner.

Orpha M. Maley 
Waynesburg homemaker 
Orpha McCullough Maley, 91, of 267 Waterdam Road, Waynesburg, died at 8:42 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2002, in Washington Hospital. 
She was born July 29, 1910, in Wallace, W.Va., a daughter of James and Martha Whaley McCullough. 
Mrs. McCullough spent her early life in West Virginia and since 1945 was a resident of Greene County. 
She was a homemaker and member of Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Church in Waynesburg. 
On October 27, 1928, she married the Rev. Kelso Maley Sr., who died July 22, 1994. 
Surviving are four daughters, Lucille Funk of Eighty Four, Maxine Fury of Wakeman, Ohio, Madeline Hooke of Canonsburg and Lu Woods of Elyria, Ohio; seven sons, Kelso (Ronnie) Jr. of Waynesburg, Tom of Mt. Morris, John of Amherst, Ohio, Jerry and Larry, both of Waynesburg, Joe of Amity and Keith Maley of Arizona City, Ariz.; 32 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Nora Baker of Dola, W.Va., Lurena Snodgrass of Akron, Ohio, Ruby Schevuront and Emma Jean Arnett, both of Brown, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews. 
Deceased are a grandson, Chad Maley; four sisters, Delta Martin, Ethel Robinson, Sarah Miller and Bertha McCullough; and four brothers, Clarence, Lewis, Arthur and Albin McCullough.

Mary B. Maser 
Retired private cook 
Mary B. Maser, 91, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Bentleyville, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County. 
She was born November 6, 1910, in Czechoslovakia, a daughter of Stanley and Stephanie Barnat Maser. 
Prior to retirement, she was a private cook for several prominent families in the Pittsburgh area. 
Surviving are a sister, Lydia Ridl of North Huntingdon; two nieces, Sue Maniecki and Gloria Fike; two nephews, Michael Kupiec and Dennis Maser; and several great-nieces and nephews. 
Deceased are a brother, Mere Maser; and a sister, Yarmila Kupiec.

Wassil Tarasuk 
Highway construction retiree from Dilliner 
Wassil Tarasuk, 82, of Dilliner, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at his home. 
He was born July 23, 1919, in Shepard, Mich., a son of Leon and Catherine Celuh Tarasuk. 
Mr. Tarasuk was retired as a machine operator in highway construction. 
He was a member of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Masontown, United Mine Workers Local 6159 in Bobtown and Construction Union Local 1058 in Pittsburgh. 
Surviving are a daughter, Gloria VanZandt of Slidell, La.; two granddaughters, Debra Lynne and Cynthia Leigh; a brother, Fred Tarasuk of Dilliner; and three sisters, Olga Tarasuk of Dilliner, Helen Pekar of Bobtown and Sophia Wallace of Masontown. 
Deceased are three brothers, Leon and Nick Tarasuk, and John, who died in infancy; and two sisters, Anna Nevedale and Mary Tarasuk.

Patty S. Teagarden 
Avon representative 
Patty S. Teagarden, 64, of Claysville R.D.3, died at 1:35 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2002, in Washington Hospital. 
She was born February 7, 1938, in Graysville, a daughter of Roy E. and Alma Pearl Hughes Riggs. 
Mrs. Teagarden resided in Cameron, W.Va., prior to moving to the Claysville area in 1947. 
She was a member of Claysville First Baptist Church and Order of Eastern Star Lodge 187 in Claysville. 
Mrs. Teagarden was an Avon representative in Donegal Township and West Finley Township for several years. 
She was an avid varsity and midget wrestling fan and a member of McGuffey Wrestling Boosters. 
On April 25, 1953, she married Thomas Reid "Tucker" Teagarden, who survives. 
Also surviving are two daughters, Teryl (Terry) Clutter of West Finley and Robin Smith of Claysville; four sons, Thomas E. Teagarden of Washington, Douglas Teagarden of Claysville, Chad Teagarden, at home, and Charles N. Teagarden of Sandusky, Ohio; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


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