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From the McDonald Record-Outlook  Feb. 7, 1952

Frank WAZ, 36, of R. D. 2, McDonald, died suddenly February 1, 1952, of a
heart attack while at work at the Schnable Brothers Welding plant,
 Surviving are his wife, Dorothy ZANEY WAZ, and five children, Ronald, 11,
Richard, 9; Patricia, 8; Betty Rae, 6, and Larry, 4; two brothers, Joseph
WAZ of McDonald and Paul WAZ of Sturgeon, and two sisters, Mrs. Leo LESOWSKI
of Carnegie and Miss Violet WAZ of Frankfort Springs.
 Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in a Bridgeville Funeral home.
Burial was in Melrose Cemetery, Bridgeville.
*Compiler's note:  This man was a cousin of mine.  His mother, Catherine
CWIKLIK WAZ and my grandmother, Bronislawa (Blanche) CWIKLIK PIWOWAR
(Pivovar), were sisters.  I only knew of two children, Mrs. LESOWSKI, and

 Clarence JOHNSON of R. D. 3, McDonald, died suddenly at 7:10 p.m. Monday,
February 4, 1952, in the Canonsburg hospital of a heart ailment.
 He was born April 26, 1885, in West Virginia.
 Mr. JOHNSON was a retired coal miner, having worked at the Westland mine.
He lived in the McDonald district the past 16 years.
 Mr. JOHNSON is survived by his wife, Amelia JOHNSON, the following sons and
daughter; Joseph of Carnegie; Daniel, of Maryland; Virgil and Louis, at
home, and Mrs. Gladys CHICONELI of Pittsburgh, and a brother, Virgil
JOHNSON, of Morgantown, W. Va.
 Friends are being received at his late home, R. D. 3, McDonald, where
funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday in charge of the Rev.
Wilber N. THORNBURG, pastor of the Venice U. P. church.  Burial will be in
the Venice cemetery.

 Beatrice VANCE YOURD, wife of James Dickson YOURD, died suddenly January
31, 1952, in her home, Station street, McDonald.
 Mrs. YOURD, a daughter of the late Jerome and Ella MCELHERRON VANCE, was
born September 6, 1885, at Burgettstown.  She was a resident of McDonald for
the last 21 years, and formerly resided for 12 years at Imperial.  She was a
member of the First Presbyterian church of McDonald.
 Surviving besides her husband, are two sons, QMQ1 Dickson Vance YOURD, in
the U. S. Navy and stations aboard the USS Hale, and William YOURD of
Weirton, W. Va.; one daughter, Jean, wife of Williams BURNS, of McDonald;
two sisters, Mrs. C. W. MCHENNEY, of Kittanning, and Miss Daise Foster VANCE
of St. Petersburg, Fla., and two grandchildren.
 Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Rogers funeral home, in
charge of the Rev. Donald  L. AIREY.  Burial was in the Oakdale cemetery.

 S. William PEASE, brother of Mrs. W. L. ELLIOTT of McDonald, died January
25, 1952, at his home at Irwin.
 Not in good health, he had gone to St. Petersburg, Fla. for a stay. Failing
to improve, he decided to return home and arrived in Pittsburgh Saturday by
airplane.  He continued to decline rapidly.
 Mr. PEASE was born near Wylandville, a son of the late Thomas and Jane Mary
WILSON PEASE.  His parents died while he was young and he lived for a time
with relatives at Oakdale.
 He was twice married.  His first wife, Elizabeth CLARK of Oakdale died July
30, 1937.  Three years later he was united in marriage with Mrs. Sue MALT of
Irwin, whose death occurred June 21, 1948.
 Funeral services were held Friday of last week in Irwin.  Burial was in the
Oakdale cemetery.

 Albert K. McMILLEN, 77, father of Mrs. James C. DUNN, of Mt. Lebanon, died
at 7:00 p.m. Monday, February 4, 1952, in the Allegheny General hospital.
He had been in ill health for several years.
 He is also survived by his wife, and another daughter, Mrs. W. H. RHEA of
Cleveland, Ohio.
 Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at the Beinhauer funeral
home, West Liberty avenue.  Burial will be in the Mt. Lebanon cemetery.

 Charles H. REED, formerly of McDonald, died at 6:15 p.m. February 2, 1952,
in the Veterans' hospital, Aspinwall, where he had been a patient for some
 He was a son of the late Carl REEDs of McDonald.
 Surviving is a son, Ralph C. REED, of Carnegie.
 Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in Carnegie.

 Arthur LORANT, 45, of Cherry Valley, died at 10:00 a.m. January, 30, 1952,
in the Mt. Alto sanitarium.
 He had been in failing health and a patient at the sanitarium for the past
three years.
 Mr. LORANT was born September, 27, 1905, at Bulger, and had spent his
entire life in that district.  He was engaged in farming in the Cherry
Valley district for a number of years.
 He leaves one brother, Archille LORANT, of Cherry Valley.
 Funeral services were held Saturday in a Burgettstown funeral home.  Burial
was in Mt. Prospect cemetery.

 Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Anna EMERICK THOMPSON, Lisbon,
Ohio on January 29, 1952, in the Salem, Ohio, hospital following an illness
of five weeks.
  Born near Venice, March 10, 1881, Mrs. THOMPSON was a daughter of John and
Mary LITTLE EMERICK.  She attended the Venice United Presbyterian church.
 In 1913, she was united in marriage with Howard A. THOMPSON of Calcutta,
Ohio, who died in 1939.
 Surviving are two children.  Mrs. Lester ZINZ, of Jasonville, Ind., and J.
Wilbert THOMPSON, Lisbon, Ohio; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Rachel
CARTER, Cross Creek, and Mrs. Cora MILLIGAN, East Liverpool, Ohio, and two
brothers, Ernest EMERICK, Summitville, Ohio, and Howard EMERICK, McDonald,
N. J.  Burial was in Calcutta, Ohio.

 Mrs. Elizabeth STEWART, 92, of Venice died January 26, 1952, in the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Nestor HUART, Venice.  She was born February 11, 1859, in
Glasgow, Scotland.
 Surviving are two sons, Alex STEWART of Muse, and John STEWART of Cecil,
and five daughters, Mrs. Nestor HUART of Venice, Mrs. Henry KARGLE of
Venice, Mrs. Annabelle BOUT of Cecil, Mrs. Elizabeth HOSTLER of Carnegie,
and Mrs. Calvin JOHNS of Worthington.  There are 29 grandchildren and 31
 Funeral services were held the morning of January 29 in St. Mary's church,
Cecil.  Burial was in Robinson's Run cemetery.
 Michael ZAPOTOSKY, 75, of Westland, retired coal miner, died at 1:40 a.m.
January 31, 1952, at his home after having been in poor health for seven
  Born in Czechoslovakia on December 10, 1876, Mr. ZAPOTPSKY had resided in
this area for fifty years and was a member of St. Michael's Greek Catholic
church of Canonsburg, and Westland Local 2026, United Mine Workers of
 Besides his wife, Mrs. Mary HONDOGA ZAPOTOSKY, he is survived by two sons,
John, of Westland, and Charles at home; eight daughters, Mrs. May DALPOS, R.
D. 2, McDonald; Mrs. Julia KERCHANSKY, Bridgeville; Mrs. Theresa ENLOW and
Anna ZAPOTOSKY, of Carnegie; Mrs. Helen ZEMAITIS and Mrs. Eve SETHMAN, of
Westland; Mrs. Margaret PATINA, of Manifold, and Kay ZAPOTOSKY, at home, and
one brother, Wassel ZAPOTOSKY, of Heilwood, Pa.
 Funeral services were held Saturday morning in St. Michael's church.
Burial was in the church cemetery.

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