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Charles J. Bogdan
Gateway Coal retiree was WW II Army veteran
Charles J. Bogdan, 74, of Greensboro R.D.1 (Cabbage Flats), and formerly of Dry Tavern, died at 8:40 a.m. Friday, January 2, 1998, in Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va., after a lengthy illness.
He was born September 3, 1923, in Orient, Fayette County, a son of Charles and Susan Banks Bogdan.
Mr. Bogdan resided in Greensboro R.D.1 for the past 14 years, where he was a member of St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish.
He retired from Gateway Coal Co. in 1986 and was a member of UMWA Gateway Local.
He served in the South Pacific in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of Filer-Sadlek American Legion Post 954 of Jefferson.
His first wife, Catherine Kurnava Bogdan, is deceased. His second wife, Ethel Velicevich Bogdan, survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Edward Bogdan of Miami, Fla., and Ronald Bogdan of Rices Landing; a daughter, Karen Bogdan of Waynesburg; four grandchildren, Katie Lynn, Lindsay, Scott and Sean Bogdan; two stepgrandchildren in Florida; a stepson and stepdaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are three sisters, Margaret Lasko, Velma Knappik and Madeline Crousier.

Hillis C. Brookes
Formerly of Carmichaels
Word has been received of the death of Hillis C. Brookes, 86, of Angola, Ind., formerly of Carmichaels, who died at 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, December 31, 1997, in Carlin Park Healthcare Center, Angola.
She was born June 24, 1911, in Fort Wayne, Ind., a daughter of Charles A. and Lois Trenary Clark.
She was a past matron and former deputy of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter 263, Uniontown; the White Shrine of Jeruselum; the Daughters of the Nile; and also was mother adviser of Rainbow Girls, all of Pennsylvania. 
While in Angola she was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ.
Surviving are a son, Richard Brookes of Sumpter, S.C.; a sister, Yetiva Humphries of Angola; three grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.
A memorial graveside service will be held January 10 at Circle Hill Cemetery, Angola, with the Rev. David Brown officiating.

Helen Matyuf Bushko
Lifelong resident of Canonsburg
Helen Matyuf Bushko, 73, of 104 Second Avenue, Canonsburg, died Friday, January 2, 1998, in Allegheny University Medical Centers-Canonsburg.
She was born October 2, 1924, in Canonsburg, a daughter of Louis and Tekla Matyuf.
Mrs. Bushko was a lifelong resident of Canonsburg and was a graduate of Canonsburg High School, class of 1942. 
She was a member of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, Canonsburg, and its Ladies Altar Society.
Surviving are her husband, Michael Bushko Jr.; a daughter, Michele Campbell of Coraopolis; three sons, John of Columbus, Ohio, Michael III of Fairmont, W.Va., and Gregory Bushko of Canonsburg; a brother, Andrew Matyuf of Canonsburg; four sisters, Ann Kolarsky and Katherine O'Shinski, both of Canonsburg, Eva Paraschak of Alameda, Calif., and Dorothy Fedetz of Harrisburg; eight grandchildren, Kristen, Kara, Kelly, Aaron, Justin, John Jr. and Michael Bushko and Sara Campbell.
Deceased is a sister, Mary Altieri.

Paul R. Day
Former Richhill Township supervisor and farmer
Paul R. Day, 79, of West Finley R.D.2, died at 9:32 p.m. Thursday, January 1, 1998, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh from injuries he received in a fire at his home Thursday.
He was born May 15, 1918, in Richhill Township, Greene County, a son of Charles Albert and Jennie Frye Day. He has been a resident of Richhill Township all his life. 
Mr. Day formerly attended Salem United Methodist Church and until the time of his death was a member of Nebo United Methodist Church where he formerly served as treasurer and trustee.
He was a World War II veteran who served as a corporal in the U.S. Army in the Search and Recovery Division. 
Mr. Day was a former member of Wind Ridge VFW and had also served on the Greene County Planning Commission during the 1970s.
Mr. Day was a former private contract equipment operator for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. He was a self-employed farmer in Richhill Township all his life and was also employed for 24 years as road supervisor for the township until his retirement in 1984.
Following his retirement, he was employed by Monongahela Township as a road grader operator for about one year.
He bowled for several Greene County teams in the past 20 years. 
On June 5, 1948, he married Madlyn Genevieve Archer, who died March 26, 1993.
Surviving are two sons, Charles R. and Jerry W. Day, both of West Finley R.D.2; a sister, Helen Dinsmore of West Finley R.D.2; five grandchildren, Derek, Todd, Chas, Chris and Ethan Day; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a son, Robert Paul Day; and two brothers, Albert and Ralph Day.

Louis A. Dichak 
Army veteran retired from PennDOT
Louis A. Dichak, 79, formerly of Canonsburg, died Friday, January 2, 1998, in Washington County Health Center following a lengthy illness.
He was born January 16, 1918, in Canonsburg, a son of Joseph and Anna Dichak.
Mr. Dichak was a lifelong resident of Canonsburg and a member of St. Patrick Worship Site of St. Patrick Parish.
He was a veteran of World War II with the U.S. Army, serving in the European Theater, and was a member of VFW Post 191 and American Legion Post 253, both of Canonsburg
Mr. Dichak retired in 1980 after 17 years with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
Surviving are a daughter, Jerry L. Dichak of Canonsburg; a granddaughter, Kelly Dichak; a sister, Bertha Kelly of Cincinnati; and a brother, Joseph Dichak of Canonsburg.
Deceased are two sisters, Mary Olminsky and Anna Kuntz; and two brothers, Albert and Ben Dichak.

Joseph H. Giacobbe
Canonsburg man retired from RCA
Joseph H. Giacobbe (Jacoby), 76, of 915 West Pike Street, Houston, died at 5:35 p.m. Thursday, January 1, 1998, at home.
He was born November 17, 1921, in Canonsburg, a son of Giuseppi and Teressa DelVecchio.
Mr. Giacobbe was a retired employee of RCA in Meadow Lands and had served with the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was a member of St. Patrick's Church, Canonsburg, a member and past president of IBEW Local 1207, Meadow Lands and VFW Post 191 of Canonsburg.
Surviving are a brother, Wheat Giacobbe of Houston; several nephews, Donald and James Jacoby, Richard Giacobbe, and Joseph and Augustine Femiani; and a niece, Judith Wilson.
Deceased are three brothers, Angelo, John and Todd; and three sisters, Eva Femiani, Nina Giacobbe and Ida Jacoby.

Ralph LaBruno Jr.
Self-employed painter from West Mifflin
Ralph LaBruno Jr., 49, of Park Avenue, West Mifflin, died Wednesday, December 31, 1997, at home.
He was born September 3, 1948, in New York City, a son of Ralph LaBruno Sr. and the late Constance Manganelli LaBruno.
Mr. LaBruno was a self-employed painter. 
Surviving is his father, Ralph LaBruno Sr. of New York.
Deceased are his wife, Deborah Stay LaBruno, who died September 14, 1996; and a brother, Alfred DeMarzo.

Luke Lemmon
Teacher in West Greene for 40 years
Luke Lemmon, 89, of 207 North McKinley Avenue, Myerstown, and formerly of western Greene County, died Thursday, January 1, 1998, in Manor Care Health Services, Lebanon.
He was born October 23, 1908, in Wetzel County, West Virginia, a son of Charles Marvin and Lizzie Hennen Lemmon.
Mr. Lemmon lived most of his life in Greene County and the past 18 years in Myerstown.
He was a graduate of Waynesburg College and taught in the West Greene School District for more than 40 years.
Mr. Lemmon was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Nettle Hill, and the National Retired Teachers Association and Pennsylvania Teachers Association.
On August 4, 1934, he married Ferne E. Connor, who died January 28, 1992.
Surviving are a daughter, Janice Buckingham of Myerstown; a son, Marvin Lemmon of Painsville, Ohio; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert Lemmon of Nettle Hill.
Deceased are two sisters, Ethel Pettit and Elizabeth Mansfield; and two brothers, Edward and Guy Lemmon.

Frances L. McClay
Owner/operator of McClay's Beauty Shop 
Frances L. McClay, 85, of 305 Moore Road, Washington, formerly of Bruce Street, died Friday, January 2, 1998, at Washington Hospital.
She was born April 25, 1912, in Monongahela, a daughter of Lester and Elizabeth Dillinger Provance.
Mrs. McClay was a member of Broad Street Baptist Church.
She was a graduate of Monongahela High School and a graduate of a beauty school. 
Mrs. McClay was the retired owner/operator of McClay's Beauty Shop, Washington.
She was a member of BPOE 776 auxiliary.
On May 11, 1935, in Donora, she married Edward S. McClay, who died March 5, 1994.
Surviving are two daughters, Joanne Locy and Judy Cree, both of Washington; a brother, Franklin Provance of Washington; five grandchildren, Leslie Johnson, David Locy, Jon Locy, Holly Cree and Bandy Cree; and seven great-grandchildren.
Deceased are one brother, Claude Provance; and two grandsons, David Jon and Jacob Nathaniel Locy.

James L. Moore
James L. Moore, whose newpaper columns entertained readers with their lighthearted accounts of life in Greene County, died Friday, January 2, 1998, in Greene County Memorial Hospital, after being seriously ill for the past month.
Moore, 63, of 107 North Porter Street, Waynesburg, worked for 38 years as a newspaperman and at the time of his death was editor of the Greene County Messenger.
He was remembered Friday by friends, relatives and co-workers as a man who loved Greene County and the work of a community journalist. 
Moore was born June 30, 1934, in Waynesburg, a son of the late Mildred Shultz Moore and Ralph E. Moore.
He graduated from Waynesburg High School in 1952 and enlisted in the U.S. Marines Corps on January 12, 1953. 
Moore's stint in the service included a 12-month tour in the Far East with Marine Fighter Squadron 451. He was discharged January 11, 1956.
Moore attended Waynesburg College and Edinboro State College, and went to work with the former Democrat Messenger newspaper in 1959. He joined the newspaper as a reporter and later became sports editor and news editor.
He left the newspaper in March 1971 to join the staff of the Observer-Reporter. Moore was promoted in 1973 to news editor, but because of a heart problem transferred in 1979 to the newspaper's Greene County office, where he covered local news and wrote a weekly column.
"He was one of the easiest-going persons I ever worked with," Park Burroughs, managing editor of the Observer-Reporter, said. "He was a delight to work with."
In 1990, Moore left the Observer-Reporter and with Dan Morris started the weekly Greene County Messenger. He was co-publisher with Morris until retiring in January 1997. He continued, however, as editor and columnist.
"He can't be compared with any other writer," Morris said Friday. "He was one of a kind and was someone I always looked up to as what a real community newspaperman should be."
Moore knew the people and the community like nobody else, Morris said. That was his role with the newspaper. "Without him it wouldn't have worked," he said.
Morris characterized Moore as the "quintessential newspaper guy," with a cup of coffee in one hand and a cigarette in the other.
Moore had written a column at the Observer-Reporter and continued to write one with the Greene County Messenger.
"I think a lot of people bought the Messenger just because of his column," said his daughter, Natalie Eddy of Mt. Morris.
The column was filled with humorous items, nuggets of homespun wisdom and slice-of-life accounts of Greene County people and events.
Eddy said her father never seemed to have trouble coming up with material. "He just came up with it. I don't know where he got it," she said.
In his writing, Moore also could be critical of people and their actions, Waynesburg Police Chief Timothy Hawfield said. His criticism, however, "was never done in a hateful or mean way," he said.
Moore could be serious, but he also could see the humorous side of things, Hawfield said. He could also easily laugh at himself. 
Moore was active in the community, serving on the first Waynesburg recreation board. He helped lead the effort to construct Meadlowlark Park and start the first borough ambulance service. 
Moore ran unsuccessfully for county commissioner in 1971. He was a Franklin Township supervisor from 1975 to 1977, and was just elected last year to serve on Waynesburg Borough council.
"He was very much a part of Greene County," said his younger brother, Mark E. Moore of Rogersville. Mark Moore noted his brother had gone away when he served in the Marines. "But once he got back, he never wanted to leave. He was satisfied living here and was involved in everything."
Moore was a member of Waynesburg Moose Lodge 461, Tri-County Leathernecks and Pennsylvania Newspaper Editors Association.
He worked every year on the Leatherneck's Toys-for-Tots campaign.
"He was a good-hearted guy who would never tell you 'no,'" said his friend, John Blosser.
Moore played football in high school and with the Marines. "He was a good athlete in his day," Blosser said.
He later enjoyed visiting the Wheeling Downs race track in Wheeling, W.Va. "He was in heaven when he was down there," Blosser said.
Hawfield, who had known Moore for at least 20 years, said he often thought of Moore as someone who "epitomized" Greene County.
"His main concern was the good of the community," Hawfield said. "When you take into account character, goodness, community consciousness and care for the community, you think of Jim Moore," he said.
In addition to his daughter and brother, Moore is survived by a son, J. Bret Moore of Waynesburg; four grandchildren, Andrew Eddy, Alex Eddy, Katlyn Moore and Rachel Moore; three sisters, Ann Hale of LaPlata, Md., Joyce Baldwin of Waynesburg and Billie Jo Rinehart of Waynesburg; a second brother, Richard H. "Shorty" Moore of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
A brother, Jerry Moore, is deceased

Edward Carl Ammon
WW II veteran retired owner of Annex Body Shop
Edward Carl Ammon, 78, of 123 Demar Boulevard, Canonsburg, died at 10:19 p.m. Saturday, January 3, 1998, in Greene County Memorial Hospital, Waynesburg.
He was born November 2, 1919, in Washington, a son of Edward Clarence and Lenora Haught Ammon.
Mr. Ammon was a resident of Canonsburg the past 50 years, where he was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, 
Before retirement, he owned and operated the Annex Body Shop in Washington.
Mr. Ammon was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was an original member of Merrill's Marauders, fighting the entire Burma Campaign where he received the Silver Star and battlefield commission. He also received the Combat Infantry Badge, World War II Victory Medal, Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal and Asiatic-Pacific Medal.
Stateside he was on the 5th Infantry boxing team. He belonged to the Merrill's Marauders Association,
On July 18, 1945, in St. Hilary Church, Washington, he married Catherine H. Petrola Ammon, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Edward Carl Ammon II of McDonald, Melvin Jacob Ammon of Daytona Beach, Fla., and William Michael Ammon of Columbus, Ohio.; two daughters, Lenora Sue Ammon Rousseau of Royan, France, and Mary Veronica Ammon of Daytona Beach, Fla.; a brother, Melvin Ammon of Houston; a sister, Laverne O'Patt of Washington; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a daughter, Catherine Louise Ammon, who died May 24, 1983; and a brother, Clifford Ammon.

Margaret B. Chekevicz
West Virginia resident was retired school cook
Margaret Blanche Chekevicz, 79, of Wadestown, W.Va., died Sunday, January 4, 1998, at home.
She was born October 22, 1918, in Wadestown, a daughter of John E. and Rosetta Wright Criss.
Mrs. Chekevicz was a retired cook after 30 years with the Pinellas County school system.
She was a member of Wadestown Golden Glow Rebekah Lodge 299 and the Pinellas Baptist Church in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Surviving are six sisters, Thelma Fordyce of Munhall, Mildred Criss and Wilma Whittaker, both of Wadestown; Katherine Moran and Freda Fordyce, both of McMurray, and Jean Schell of Mt. Oliver; and an aunt, Laura Fluharty of Mannington, W.Va.
Deceased are her husband, Victor Joseph Chekevicz, who died August 23, 1985; two brothers and a sister.

James V. D'Alessandro
Former barber active in Democratic Party
James Vincent D'Alessandro, 90, a resident of Intercommunity Care Center of Washington since 1995, formerly of South Main Street, Washington, died at 2:24 p.m. Saturday, January 3, 1998, in Washington Hospital. He had been in declining health since 1991.
He was born October 15, 1907, in Washington, a son of Battista and Rose Valitutti D'Alessandro.
He was a member of First Christian Church of Washington and more recently attended Immaculate Conception Church.
In 1914, he began an apprenticeship as a barber with his father and brothers, who opened a shop in 1922 in the George Washington Hotel that he owned and operated until 1959. 
In 1956, he was elected magistrate in the 4th Ward, a position he held for 18 years. He was involved in family real estate ventures, owning properties on South Main Street in Washington. After his retirement, he was active in real estate and the Democratic Party. 
He helped many of the needy in his neighborhood and was a member of Canonsburg Knights of Pythias and the old Sons of Italy Lodge. He attended the Bellosguardo annual picnic in Washington.
On July 21, 1941, in Winchester, Va., he was married to Elva Bernice Meridith, who died June 29, 1985.
Surviving are a son, James B. D'Alessandro of Canonsburg; two daughters, Mary Notarian of Fallsbrook, Calif., and Lydia Ann D'Alessandro at home; three sisters, Christine Mugavero of Butler, N.J., Rose DeFalco of Yonkers, N.Y., and Mary Patricia D'Alessandro of Sacramento, Calif.; two grandchildren, Mark and Joanne Notarian; one stepgranddaughter Andrea Sten; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Deceased are two brothers, Americus D'Alessandro and Peter L. D'Alessandro; and four sisters, Patricia Lou and Angeline D'Alessandro, Eleanore Crescitelli and Adeline Jacobs.

Mamie Horn
Member of Lone Pine Christian Church was 107
Mamie Horn, 107, of Lone Pine, died Sunday, January 4, 1998, in Presbyterian Medical Center, Washington.
She was born February 24, 1890, in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County, a daughter of Henry and Mary Sickles Boyd.
Mrs. Horn was a homemaker and a member of Lone Pine Christian Church since 1934, 
On January 7, 1917, she married Leslie Horn, who died November 27, 1984.
Surviving are two daughters, Irene E. Hainer and Betty Sowers, both of Washington; seven grandchildren, Jean Orbin, Faye Buckingham, William Hainer, Joyce Earnest, Bruce Hainer, Roy D. Sowers and Richard Horn; nine great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a son, Roy L. Horn; two great-granddaughter, Sherry and Theresa Sowers; two brothers, William and Lewis Boyd; six sisters, Ella Brown, Maggie Laird, Martha Coulter, Edith Feightner, Laura Hazelbaker and Rena Reed.

Joseph J. Kikla
WW II veteran retired from Liggett Spring and Axle
Joseph J. "Butch" Kikla, 76, of Hazelkirk, died Saturday, January 3, 1998, in Mon Valley Hospital.
He was born March 3, 1921, in Webster, a son of Samuel Sr. and Elizabeth Pitek Kikla.
Prior to retirement, Mr. Kikla worked in the machine shop of Liggett Spring and Axle Company in Monongahela.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of Monongahela American Legion Post 302.
Mr. Kikla was a member of St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church, Monongahela.
Surviving are his wife, Helen Banyar Kikla, with whom he celebrated 46 years of marriage on September 5.
Also surviving are a son, Joseph R. Kikla of Monongahela; two daughters, Janice Booth of Monongahela and Marion Crayton of Finleyville; three brothers, Samuel Kikla Jr. of Englewood, Fla., John Kikla of Donora and Victor Kikla of Brentwood; two sisters, Amelia Yorke of Anchorage, Alaska, and Mary Tarabrella of Charleroi; four grandchildren, Erica and Ashley Booth and Nicole and Nina Crayton.
Deceased are a brother, Edward Kikla; and a sister, Elizabeth Kikla.

James Losko
Owner of Losko's Garage
James Losko, 67, of 188 Old National Pike, Brownsville, died at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, January 3, 1998, in Brownsville General Hospital.
He was born November 6, 1930, in Brownsville, a son of Charles and Pauline Pollock Losko.
He was the owner of Losko Garage in Roscoe and belonged to St. John Lutheran Church in Charleroi. 
On May 11, 1952, he married Susan Hrivnak Losko, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, David Losko of Orangevale, Calif., and Gary Losko of Vanderbilt; four grandchildren, Patrick Losko, Lia Losko, Natalie Losko and Andrea Losko; two sisters, Pauline Shashura and Mary Rizak, both of Brownsville; two brothers, Charles Losko of Brownsville and Michael Losko of Fort Pierce, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased is a brother, George Losko. 

Helen M. McCartney
Washington woman was homemaker
Helen Marie McCartney, 80, of North College Street, Washington, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, January 4, 1998, in Washington Hospital. She had been seriously ill since September.
She was born November 17, 1917, in Washington, a daughter of Steve Cephran and Olive Salina Hicks Lennox.
Mrs. McCartney was a homemaker and Protestant.
On July 30, 1938, she married Clarence Albert McCartney, who died in 1968.
Surviving are three sons, Donald McCartney , Clarence Albert McCartney and John Steven McCartney, all of Washington; a daughter, Alberta Marie Coffield of Washington; a stepdaughter, Katherine Schwering of Washington; a halfsister, Bertha Six of Washington; 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Ronald Lloyd McCartney; two brothers, John Lennox and William Roger Lennox; three sisters, Violet Miller, Geraldine Cox and Della Morris; and a grandson, John Lawrence McCartney.

Pauline K. Michael
Resident of Florida was born in Crucible
Pauline Katherine Pribula Michael, 75, of Palm Bay, Fla., died Thursday, January 1, 1998.
She was born February 16, 1922, in Crucible, a daughter of Michael and Anna Croftchek Pribula.
Mrs. Michael resided in Streetsboro, Ohio, during the 1960s and '70s and operated a television repair shop and restaurant lounge with her husband. 
She retired to Lake Worth, Fla., in 1978.
On September 22, 1949, she married Charles Michael Sr., who survives in Uniontown.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mary Ann Square of St. Louis, Mo.; two sons, Charles Michael Jr. of Royal Palm Beach, Fla., and Robert Michael of Palm Bay, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Matthew, Patrick, Michael, Bruce, Steven, Joseph, Melissa, Shannon and Katelyn; and a sister, Helen Barnish of Crucible. 
Deceased are four brothers, Michael Jr., Paul, Frank and Albert; three sisters, Mary, Anne and Margaret. 
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 5, in Palm Bay, Fla.

Martha J. Ortoski
Former Canonsburg resident lived in Oakmont
Martha J. Ortoski, 81, of Oakmont, formerly of Canonsburg, died Wednesday, December 31, 1997, at home. 
She was born June 20, 1916, in Canonsburg, a daughter of Stanley and Hilda Kashmir Korski.
Mrs. Ortoski was a 1934 graduate of Canonsburg High School, a former member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Canonsburg, and a member of St. Irenaus Roman Catholic Church in Oakmont.
In September, 1936, she married Andrew J. Ortoski, who died in 1996.
Surviving are two daughters, Martha J. Shortill of Clearwater, Fla., and Barbara Clark of Owensboro, Ky.; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary K. Kmet and Josephine Namit, and a brother, Edward P. Korski, all of Canonsburg.
Deceased are two sisters, Ann E. Wier and Helen Shannon.
Services and interment were private. Memorial contributions may be made to Wheels on Meals of Oakmont.

Frank A. Presutti
Worked for auto dealership in home town
Frank Anthony Presutti, 51, of Slovan, died Sunday, January 4, 1998, in the Greenery Nursing Center, Canonsburg.
He was born December 7, 1946, in Steubenville, Ohio, a son of Margaret Hudson Presutti of Weirton, W.Va., and the late Frank A. Presutti.
Mr. Presutti was employed by P&G Chevrolet-Oldsmobile in Slovan.
He was a U.S. Army Reserve veteran during the Vietnam War.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are two brothers, Robert and Joseph Presutti, both of Burgettstown.

Arthur L. Tustin
Weirton resident was National Steel retiree
Arthur L. Tustin, 87, of Weirton, W.Va., died at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, January 3, 1998.
He was born March 31, 1910, in Nineveh, a son of Jacob and Cora Ayers Tustin.
Mr. Tustin attended Evangel Baptist Church in Weirton and was retired from the electric machine shop of National Steel Co. in Weirton, where he worked as an assemblyman. He was a member of the 25 Year Club of Weirton Steel Co.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia Craig Tustin; one daughter, Vivian Tustin of Weirton; two sons, Dale Tustin of Paris and Randy Tustin of Weirton; four grandchildren, Patrick Tustin, Shawn Tustin, Scott Tustin and Melissa Martin; three great-grandsons; one stepgrandson; and two sisters.
Deceased are three brothers.

John M. Vaughn
Charter member of Duncan Miller Glass Society
John M. Vaughn, 82, of Crest Vue Drive, Washington, died Sunday, January 4 1998, in Presbyterian Medical Center, Washington.
He was born August 12, 1915, in Washington, a son of James L. and Margaret McClellan Vaughn.
Mr. Vaughn was a lifelong member of Jefferson Avenue United Methodist Church and attended Washington grade and high schools.
He was active since childhood with the Washington YMCA, participating in the swimming program and after service in World War II, gave certified Red Cross lifesaving instructions.
Mr. Vaughn was an original member of the Duncan Miller Glass Society, having worked at Duncan Miller Glass for 18 years until its closing. He was then employed by American Brakeshoe Company for 26 years until retirement.
During World War II, he served with the 77th U.S. Army Division, 302nd Engineers in the Pacific Theater.
He was a member of Edwin Scott Linton Post 175 of the American Legion, Syria Shrine of Pittsburgh, Wa Cha Gree Forest No. 149 Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Washington Lodge 164 F&AM, and the Valley of Pittsburgh Consistory. 
Mr. Vaughn enjoyed water sports and fishing.
On December 9, 1949, he married Katherine A. Hufford, who survives.
Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

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