Miscellaneous Washington County, Pennsylvania Obituaries


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Mildred E. Alexander 
Member of St. Hugh Church, Carmichaels 
Mildred E. Alexander, 80, of Carmichaels, died at noon Friday, August 2, 2002, in her home. 
She was born September 26, 1921, in Ronco, a daughter of Joseph and Margaret Biacofsky Stofcheck. 
Mrs. Alexander was a member of St. Hugh Roman Catholic Church of Carmichaels and its Altar Rosary Society. 
On September 25, 1940, she married William L. Alexander, who died November 19, 1999. 
Surviving are a brother, Joseph Stevens of Dearborn, Mich.; several nieces and nephews; and several cousins, including her caregivers, Alanna and Sherill McVay, Andrew McVay and Sherri Jo McVay Smith, with whom she made her home.

John A. DeMay 
Authored book on Western Pa. settler forts 
John A. DeMay, 76, of Bethel Park, died Wednesday, July 31, 2002. 
He was born in Philadelphia, a son of John and Anne Mamaux DeMay. 
Mr. DeMay attended Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh and graduated from University of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh Law School. 
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, retiring as a major. 
Mr. DeMay served as a partner with James P. McArdle law firm and as assistant U.S. attorney for Western Pennsylvania. In 1980, he became a founding partner of the law firm, DeMay, DeMay and Donnelly. 
He was author of three law books and two historical frontier books, including "Settler Forts of Western Pennsylvania", which was based on research of Washington and Greene counties and other Western Pennsylvania settlements. 
Surviving are his wife, Helen Duffy DeMay; five daughters, Ann, Elizabeth and Maureen DeMay, Mary Ellen Todd and Theresa Wilton; six sons, John A. III, Patrick, Michael, Stephen, Paul and David DeMay; 11 grandchildren; and three sisters, Patricia Breard, Dorothy Schutte and Mary L. McElhaney. 
Services will be held today in St. Germaine Church, Bethel Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Germaine School, 3003 Baptist Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102.

Joseph E. Krall 
McGraw-Edison retiree was appraiser for Strabane bank 
Joseph E. Krall, 82, of Strabane, died at 7 p.m. Thursday, August 1, 2002, in his home. 
He was born July 21, 1920, in Canonsburg, a son of Frank and Rose Potocer Krall. 
Mr. Krall was a lifelong member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Canonsburg. 
He was a 1938 graduate of Trinity High School and during World War II served in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific. 
Mr. Krall was a machine operator at the McGraw-Edison plant in Canonsburg, retiring in 1985. 
He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 191 of Canonsburg, a lifelong member of KSKJ St. Jerome's Lodge 153 of Strabane and a life member of SNPJ Lodge 138 of Strabane. 
Mr. Krall was a longtime board member of Slovenian Savings & Loan of Strabane, where he served as an appraiser. 
On June 16, 1946, he married Irene Kaminski, who died December 16, 1998. 
Surviving are a daughter, Maria Lorensen of Martinsburg, W.Va.; a sister, Victoria Tutin of Canonsburg; two grandchildren, William Joseph and Lauree Rose Lorensen; and many nieces and nephews. 
Deceased are a brother, Frank Krall Jr.; and three sisters, Mary Lewis, Rose Powers and Ann Marcishak.

John F. Mersino 
Painter was WWII veteran, prisoner of war 
John F. Mersino, 78, of Kingsport, Tenn., formerly of Canonsburg, died July 1, 2002, following a brief illness. 
He was born April 17, 1924, in Utica, Mich., a son of William and Mary McGilvray Mersino. 
Mr. Mersino attended Canonsburg High School and was a graduate of University of Pittsburgh. 
He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II and was a prisoner of war. 
Mr. Mersino was an accomplished painter. 
Surviving are his wife, Nora Davis Mersino; a daughter, Nora Lee Mersino; a stepson, Gary Cleek; two stepgranddaughters, Megan and Molly Cleek; a brother, Edwin Mersino of Meadow Lands; and a sister, Cora Dunn of Canonsburg. 
Deceased are a sister, Elsie Knight; three half brothers, William, Christian and Egbert Mersino; and a half sister, Anna Holsworth. 
Services were held in Bethany Presbyterian Church, Kingsport, with interment and with military rites held in Mountain Home National Cemetery, Tenn. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Presbyterian Church, 5825 Fort Henry Drive, Kingsport, TN 37663. 

Marjorie D. Neff 
Waynesburg woman was member of fox hunter clubs 
Marjorie D. Neff, 69, of 208 Breakneck Road, Waynesburg, died at 12:35 p.m. Thursday, August 1, 2002, in Mt. Macrina Manor, Uniontown, following a lengthy illness. 
She was born March 4, 1933, in Morgantown, W.Va., a daughter of Marshall and Mary Pester Joseph. 
Mrs. Neff was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing, crafts and gardening. 
She was a member of True Blue and Greene County and Pennsylvania Fox Hunters clubs. 
Surviving are her husband, Robert W. Neff; three daughters, Doris Irene Thorpe of Smithfield, Gloria Ellen Vincenti of McKees Rocks and Vicky Lynn Neff of Waynesburg; three sons, Robert Stephen Sr. of New Richmond, Ohio, Edwin H. Neff Sr. of Sycamore and Michael Eugene Neff of Cincinnati, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four sisters, Betty Tennant, Jean Brumley and Patricia Eddy, all of Waynesburg, and Eleanor Shriver of Blacksville, W.Va.; a brother, David Joseph of Waynesburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Edna V. Phillips 
Washington homemaker born in West Finley 
Edna V. Phillips, 87, of Washington, died Thursday, August 1, 2002, in Washington Hospital. 
She was born July 18, 1915, in West Finley Township, a daughter of Seaman and Laura Sprowls Sprowls. 
Mrs. Phillips was a homemaker and a member of West Finley Church. 
She was a graduate of Claysville High School and enjoyed her family. 
On October 3, 1935, she married Lester (Pete) Phillips, who died January 26, 1984. 
Surviving are a son, Robert Lester Phillips of Washington; two daughters, Laura P. Adams of Washington and Carol Lee Woodley of Eureka, Ill.; a sister, Thelma Galentine of Washington; nine grandchildren, Vicki J., Donald R., James E. and John R. Barrett, Robert W., Douglas S. and Daniel C. Phillips and Philip Woodley and Eric Woodley; seven great-grandchildren; and a nephew. 
Deceased are a daughter, H. Joan Phillips; a granddaughter, Melinda R. Woodley; a sister, Alma Dexell; and four brothers, Wade, Bruce, Arthur and John Sprowls.

Robert L. Post 
Clarksville auctioneer 
Robert L. Post, 83, of Clarksville, died at 12:04 p.m. Friday, August 2, 2002, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, following a brief illness. 
He was born April 7, 1919, in East Finley Township, a son of William and Carrie Bell Post. 
Mr. Post was a self-employed auctioneer with a 53-year career and was employed at the former Hackney Furnace and Heating Co. in Clarksville. 
He was a member of Clarksville Christian Church. 
Mr. Post was a president of Beth-Center Senior Citizens and a member of Tri-County Christian Men's Fellowship, where he served as a president and in other offices. 
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving as a technical sergeant in the Battle of the Bulge, Ardennes and France, and was awarded a bronze star. 
Mr. Post was a member of Filer-Sadlak American Legion Post 954 of Jefferson and a Democratic committeeman of Clarksville Borough. 
On October 18, 1947, he married Catharine Turner, who died November 28, 2000. 
Surviving are a daughter, Donna Booza of Clarksville; a son, William R. Post of Pittsburgh; two grandchildren, Trent and Kaylee Booza; and several nieces and nephews. 
Mr. Post was the last of his immediate family. 
Deceased are two brothers, Harold and Walter Post; and two sisters, Wilma Harden and Margaret.

Terry J. Rosinsky 
Mather resident was miner for Consol 
Terry J. Rosinsky, 47, of Mather, died Thursday, August 1, 2002, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. 
He was born April 8, 1955, in Franklin Township, Greene County, a son of the late Joseph S. and Helen M. Baniecki Rosinsky. 
Mr. Rosinsky was a lifelong resident of Mather and a 1974 graduate of Jefferson-Morgan High School. 
He was a coal miner at Consol's Humphrey Mine 7 and was a member of United Mine Workers of America Local 1031. 
Mr. Rosinsky was a member of St. Marcellus Roman Catholic Church in Jefferson. 
He was a member of the National Rifle Association and a vice president of Lower Ten Mile Joint Sewer Authority. 
On August 16, 1986, he married Marlene A. Kinsell, who survives. 
A son, Nicholas Rosinsky, and a daughter, Shelby Rosinsky, also survive.

Eva M. Wilson Shaw 
25-year employee of Fredericktown restaurant 
Eva M. Wilson Shaw, 70, of Clarksville (Pitt Gas), died Friday, August 2, 2002, in Mt. Macrina Manor Personal Care Home, Uniontown. 
She was born September 18, 1931, in Pitt Gas, a daughter of Clarence Blaine and Blanche Hager Wilson. 
Mrs. Shaw was a 1949 graduate of Jefferson-Morgan High School. 
She worked at Bartoletti's Restaurant in Fredericktown for 25 years. 
Mrs. Shaw was Methodist. 
Her husband, Melvin J. Shaw, died October 26, 2000. 
Surviving are two sons, Jack B. Bernard of Uniontown and Everett G. Everhart of Hot Springs, Ark.; a daughter, Pat Ealy of Clarksville; a brother, Clarence Wilson of Streetsboro, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
A brother, Roger Hager, is deceased. 
A memorial services for family and friends will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 4, in the residence of Pat Ealy, 120 Elm Street, Clarksville. Arrangements are being handled by Greenlee Funeral Home, Fredericktown.

Dorotha Wilson 
Longtime area teacher was active in historical societies 
Dorotha Wilson, 91, of Wellsburg, W.Va., died at 7:55 p.m. Thursday, August 1, 2002, in Beacon House of St. Clairsville, Ohio. 
She was born January 4, 1911, in West Finley Township, a daughter of John A. and Mary J. Linville Montgomery. 
Mrs. Wilson was a 1930 graduate of Claysville High School and earned a teaching certificate from California State Teacher's College. 
In 1974, she retired after 40 years of teaching in West Finley Township and the Avella area schools. 
Mrs. Wilson was a member of Grove United Presbyterian Church of West Middletown, where she taught Sunday school and worked in Women's Missionary Association. 
She held life membership in the Washington County, Pennsylvania and National retired teacher associations. She was a 50-year member of Independence Grange 179, a member of Pomona, State and National Grange, Washington County Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, Fort Vance Historical Society, Brooke County (W.Va.) Easter Seal Society, Franklin Women's Club of Wellsburg and Washington County Historical Society. 
On June 29, 1938, she married Ewing S. Wilson, who died October 9, 1964. 
Surviving are a sister, Alice Ellison of Valley Grove, W.Va.; and many nieces and nephews. 
Deceased are three brothers, Nelson, Guy L. and William Montgomery; and a sister, Leah Henderson.

Freda Baysinger 
Freda Mae Baysinger, 72, of Prosperity, died at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, November 28, 2002, at her residence following a brief illness. 
She was born April 28, 1930, in Greene County, a daughter of John and Lottie Freda Scott Redman. 
Mrs. Baysinger was a homemaker and Protestant. She enjoyed flower gardening and cooking. 
On February 3, 1946, she married Lloyd "Red" Baysinger, who survives. 
Also surviving are three daughters, Barbara Pabian of Washington and Sandra and Sharon Baysinger, both at home; two sisters, Viola Jane Wise of Cameron, W.Va., and Alice E. Brookover of Moundsville, W.Va.; and a brother, Frank A. Redman of Davenport, Fla. 
A daughter, Donna, died in infancy. 
Services and burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. 
Arrangements are being handled by Hummell and Barnhill Memorial Chapel, Washington. Additional information available online at www.hummellandbarnhill.com. 

Edna M. Block 
Formerly of Hill Station 
Edna M. Block, 64, of Canonsburg, formerly of Hill Station, died Friday, November 29, 2002, in Canonsburg General Hospital. 
She was born May 9, 1938, in Finleyville, a daughter of the late Seaman and Rebecca Munzick Snow. 
Mrs. Block was a resident of Canonsburg for the past five years and previously lived most of her life in Hill Station, where she was a member of SNPJ Lodge. 
She was a homemaker. 
On May 4, 1957, she married David H. Block, who survives. 
Also surviving are two sons, David J. Block Sr. at home and Dana C. Block of Cecil; a daughter, Carrie Block of Hill Station; three brothers, Donald Snow of McMurray, Ronald Snow of Baysville, N.J., and John Snow of Monongahela; a sister, Mary Salaske of Finleyville; three grandchildren, David J. Jr. and Felisha Block and Kimberly Areford; and several nieces and nephews. 
Deceased are a brother, Harry Snow; and a sister, Shirley Rice.

Mary K. Bowers 
Formerly of Mt. Morris 
Mary K. Bowers, 91, of Newport, Ohio, formerly of Mt. Morris, died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, November 28, 2002, at her residence. 
She was born September 27, 1911, in Mt. Morris, a daughter of William B. and Ida Cowell Knotts. 
Mrs. Bowers was Protestant. 
She graduated from Mt. Morris High School and was a homemaker. 
Mrs. Bowers was a member of James T. Maxon American Legion Post 992 Womens Auxiliary in Mt. Morris. 
On October 8, 1939, she married Blaine Bowers, who survives. 
Also surviving are a daughter, Elaine Collins of East Rochester, Ohio; a son, Warren B. Bowers of Mt. Morris; five grandchildren, Michelle Pugh, Duane Bowers, Debbie Cheek, Ronald Collins and Jean Mooney; and six great-grandchildren. 
Deceased are a son, who died in infancy; a sister, Edith Vandruff; and a grandson, Tim Collins.

Edna C. Brady 
Tranfiguration Church member 
Edna C. Brady, 96, of Monongahela, died Friday, November 29, 2002, in Monongahela Valley Hospital. 
She was born December 31, 1905, in Altoona, a daughter of Francis and Monica McConell Musante. 
Mrs. Brady was a member of Transfiguration Church, Monongahela, and a life member of Catholic Daughters of America. 
Her husband, Alexander R. Brady, died in 1983. 
Surviving are two sons, Richard Brady of Monongahela and William Brady of New Eagle; two daughters, Mary Brady of Las Vegas, Nev., and Kathleen Bordini of Monongahela; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. 
Deceased are an infant daughter, Rita; a son, Paul Brady; two daughters, Edna DeSimone and Patricia Daley; a brother, Robert Musante; and a sister, Anna Marie Hollowsky.

Ruby Jane Craig 
Waynesburg native lived in Arizona 
Ruby Jane Craig, 73, of Yuma, Ariz., died Wednesday morning, November 20, 2002, in Yuma Regional Medical Center of complications following heart surgery. 
She was born October 7, 1929, in Waynesburg, a daughter of Jesse Leasure and Fannie Ellen Morris Crawford. 
Prior to moving to Olympia, Wash., Mrs. Craig lived in Cottonwood, Ariz., for a number of years and was employed at Turtle Restaurant in Sedona, Ariz. She retired as a custodian for the state of Washington. 
While in Washington state, she attended several church work camps in the United States and Mexico and sponsored children through the International Children Care Ministries. In Yuma, she attended Bible study and Sunday services at the Salvation Army. 
Mrs. Craig had spent winters in the Yuma area for several years before moving there in 1996. 
She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, dancing, traveling and walking in the desert. She was an avid flea market and yard sale shopper. 
On August 6, 1945, in Washington, she married James Edmund Craig Jr., who died February 19, 1980. 
Surviving are two sons, James E. III of Claysville and Franklin T. of Cottonwood; a daughter, Linda S. Smith of Olympia; two brothers, Donald and Duane Crawford, and a sister, Wilma Bungard, all of Holbrook; a half-sister, May Anderson of Fort Myers, Fla.; six grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a stepgreat-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. 
Deceased are two brothers, Franklin J. and William L. Crawford; a half-brother, Jesse L. Crawford; an infant sister, Virginia A. Crawford; and a half-sister, Thelma Bane. 
Private services were held in Yuma. Memorial donations may be made to Salvation Army, 1701 South Arizona Avenue, Yuma, AZ 85364.

Donald Esno 
Retired Ohio construction worker born in Slovan 
Donald "Beanie" Esno, 63, of 622 South Pearl, Crestline, Ohio, died at 10:43 a.m. Monday, November 25, 2002, at his home. 
He was born April 8, 1939, in Slovan, a son of the late Michael A. and Katherine Santek Esno. 
Mr. Esno lived in Crestline for about 30 years and previously lived in Burgettstown. 
He was Russian Orthodox. 
Mr. Esno worked as a meat cutter at Bubbaleena's Packaging and American Foods, both in Pennsylvania, and RTF in Crestline. In 1999 he retired from Local 758 in Lorain, Ohio, as a construction worker. 
He had served in the U.S. Army. 
Mr. Esno enjoyed fishing and spending time with his children and grandchildren. 
On October 6, 1976, he married Sharon L. Marshall, who survives. 
Also surviving are four sons, Donald Paul Esno of Las Vegas, Nev., Staff Sgt. Stephen Alan Esno of Richmond, N.C., Robert Michael Esno of Crestline and Michael David Esno of Columbus, Ohio; six grandchildren, Cheyenne Bowman and Robert D., Savana, Nicholas, Cole and Justin Esno; a brother, Michael Andrew "Buckey" Esno Jr. of Slovan; and six sisters, Joan Marie Seik of Hookstown, Anna Marie Drazick of Stuart, Fla., Arlene Jobcar of Bulger, Kathy Yazevac of Langeloth, Patricia Budash of Atlasburg and Mary Ann Bonjourni of Hickory. 
A brother, Robert David Esno, is deceased. 
Services will be held in Crestline, with burial in Crawford County Memory Gardens, Crestline. Memorial contributions may be made to a selection of the donor's choice. Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home of Crestline is in charge of arrangements.

Helen Farina Garland 
Clarksville woman worked at Kaufmann's, Horne's 
Helen Farina Garland, 87, of Clarksville, formerly of Pittsburgh, died Friday, November 29, 2002, in Kane Regional Hospital, McKeesport. 
She was born July 7, 1915, in Redstone Township, Fayette County, a daughter of Angelo and Laura Celio Rosati. 
Mrs. Garland worked as a sales clerk at Kaufmann's and Horne's department stores for many years. 
She lived most of her life in Pittsburgh. 
Surviving are a sister, Josephine Nichol of Fredericktown; and several nieces and nephews. 
Deceased are her first husband, James Farina; her second husband, Archie Garland; five brothers, Frank Rosati and Anthony, Andrew, Herman and Orlando Ross; and a sister, Yolanda Matsko.

Frances M. Gazy 
Maryland resident formerly of Nemacolin 
Frances M. Gazy, 89, of Gaithersburg, Md., formerly of Nemacolin, died at 12:35 p.m. Friday, November 29, 2002, in Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Rockville, Md. 
She was born March 18, 1913, in Mt. Sterling, German Township, Fayette County, a daughter of Francis Polan and Barbara Vedakovic Polan Remenar. 
Mrs. Gazy attended St. Mary's School in Leckrone. 
She was a former member of Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church in Nemacolin and, at the time of her death, was a member of Church of Christ at Manor Woods, Rockville. 
Mrs. Gazy was a member of Bauer Senior Center in Rockville. 
She had been employed at Gateway Manufacturing in Masontown for eight years. 
On June 26, 1935, she married Peter E. Gazy, who died July 29, 1994. 
Surviving are a son, Reynold J. Gazy of Severn, Md.; a daughter, Marian M. Dunn, of Gaithersburg, with whom she made her home; six grandchildren, Kelly Sanchez, Mickey Brietenbach, Brook Neal, Christopher Dunn, Lisa Melrose and Suzanne Craig; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Theresa LeBean of Oley; and several nieces and nephews. 
Deceased are a brother, Joseph Polan, and two who died in infancy; and four sisters, Rose Esposito, Katherine Mudry, Mary Polan and Ann Ponick.

Joseph Kepich 
Joseph Kepich, 81, of Richeyville, died Friday, November 29, 2002, in Presbyterian Senior Care, Washington. 
Arrangements are incomplete and being handled by Greenlee Funeral Home, Beallsville.

Frederick McClelland 
Former baker at Waynesburg bakery 
Frederick A. McClelland, 90, of 107 Curry Road, Waynesburg, died at 6:15 a.m. Thursday, November 28, 2002, in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg. 
He was born July 17, 1912, in Waynesburg, a son of Walter N. and Mary Lough McClelland. 
Mr. McClelland was affiliated with First Christian Church of Waynesburg. 
He worked several years as a baker for the former Moore's Bakery in Waynesburg. He later worked for Data Flow in Waynesburg, from where he retired. 
On September 19, 1931, he married Aldine A. Gump, who died August 18, 1986. 
Surviving are a daughter, Janice Dunham of San Diego, Calif.; a son, William McClelland of Mentor, Ohio; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Corwin of Waynesburg; and several nieces and nephews. 
Deceased are a daughter, Doris Scott; two sisters, Bertha Davis and Mabel Orndoff; and two brothers, James and Edward E. McClelland.

Kathy L. Melchert 
Kusturiss Enterprises manager 
Kathy L. "Mama Bear" Melchert, 54, of Washington, died unexpectedly Thursday, November 28, 2002, in Canonsburg General Hospital. 
She was born August 18, 1948, in Allegheny County, a daughter of Rita Leech Newton of Philadelphia and the late Charles Newton. 
Mrs. Melchert had worked as resident manager for Kusturiss Enterprises for 20 years. 
She was a graduate of Penn Hills High School. 
On December 24, 1982, she married Rodney Melchert, who survives. 
Also surviving are two sons, Kenneth Hershberger of Houston and Scott Hershberger of Ingomar; two stepdaughters, Juanita Black of Tucson, Ariz., and April Melchert of Pittsburgh; a brother, Bill Newton of Philadelphia; a sister, Darlene Gerstal of Chino, Calif.; a granddaughter, Heather Hershberger; and a stepgrand-daughter, Samantha Black.

Michael Patrick 
Corning Glass Works retiree 
Michael Patrick, 87, of Mapleview, died Thursday, November 28, 2002, in Monongahela Valley Hospital. 
He was born November 18, 1915, in Charleroi, a son of Wasil and Katherine Barzinsky Patrick. 
Mr. Patrick was a member of Holy Ghost Byzantine Church in Charleroi. 
He retired from Corning Glass Works in Charleroi. 
Mr. Patrick was a circus model builder. 
Surviving are his wife, Mary Vinosky Patrick; and a brother, Frank Patrick of Harrisburg. 
Deceased are two brothers, William and John Patrick.

Richard J. Razvoza 
Marine Korean War POW 
Richard J. Razvoza, 71, of Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of Washington, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2002, in his home. 
He was born April 8, 1931, in Washington, a son of John and Antoinette Pauline Razvoza. 
Mr. Razvoza was a retired loan officer. 
He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. On Nov. 30, 1950, he was captured in Chosin Reservoir. He was released October 5, 1953, next to the last day of Operation Big Switch, becoming the last enlisted Marine to be freed. 
In 1986, Mr. Razvoza moved to Port Charlotte, where he was a member of American Legion Post 110. He was co-founder and past president of the American Legion golf league, past state commander of American Ex-prisoners of War, past chapter commander of Peace River Chapter of AX-POW and a member of Elks Lodge 2763 of Deep Creek, Md. 
He enjoyed his family, friends, golf, watching the Pittsburgh Steelers play football and the POW organization. 
Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Nancy Arena Razvoza; a son, Patrick J. of Sarasota, Fla.; two sisters, Betty Duvall of Forest Hill, Md., and Joann Brown of Washington; and four nephews and 14 nieces.

Ruth L. Smith 
Taught 33 years in Elizabeth Forward district 
Ruth L. Smith, 86, of Bunola, died Thursday, November 28, 2002. 
She received her degree from California Teachers College and taught elementary education in Elizabeth Forward School District for 33 years. 
Her husband, Leonard R. Smith, is deceased. 
Surviving are a daughter, Joanne Shea of Carmichaels; a son, Leonard Smith of Upper St. Clair; a granddaughter, Joy Shields; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 
A sister, Dorothy McDonald, is deceased.

Margaret E. Stevenson 
Member of Fells U.M. Church 
Margaret E. Stevenson, 81, of Washington, formerly of Rostraver Township, died Thursday, November 28, 2002, in Donnell House, Washington. 
She was born July 16, 1921, in Centerville, a daughter of Albert and Viola Black Webeck. 
Mrs. Stevenson was a member of Fells United Methodist Church, Rostraver Township, where she held several offices. 
She was a former member of Monongahela Eastern Star, past mother adviser of Monongahela Rainbow Girls and past president of Rostraver Garden Club. She also was a member of the National AARP and Rostraver Township AARP and was active with the Council of Churches and Rostraver Food Bank. 
On October 10, 1941, she married John H. (Jack) Stevenson, who survives. 
Also surviving are two brothers, James Webeck of Ellsworth and Albert Webeck of Pittsburgh; and five nephews and six nieces. 
An infant son is deceased.

Ella M. Strogish 
Blacktop Paving Co. retiree 
Ella M. Strogish, 65, of Washington, formerly of Canonsburg, died Friday, November 29, 2002, in her home. 
She was born December 9, 1936, in McDonald, a daughter of the late Albert V. and Ethel Mae Love Griffith. 
A 1954 graduate of Canonsburg High School, she worked as treasurer at Blacktop Paving Co. in Washington until her retirement in 1992. 
Mrs. Strogish enjoyed reading and watching football and baseball on television, especially her two favorite teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Mets. 
On March 19, 1955, in Virginia, she married Nicholas Strogish, who died October 8, 1983. 
Surviving are a daughter, Fay Strogish of West Alexander; and several nieces and nephews. 
A brother, Albert V. Griffith Jr., is deceased. 
All services will be private and under the direction of Michael H. Heinrich Funeral Homes, Claysville.


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