Isabella J. Woods
Isabella J. Woods, 96, of Perry, Fla., formerly a resident of the White Swan Apartments, Uniontown, Pa., died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, in LaFayette Health Care Center, Mayo, Fla.
She was born April 5, 1904, in New Alexandria, Pa., a daughter of the late James M. and Ida Mae (Longstreath) Frew.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William M. Woods, in 1981; eight sisters; and three brothers.
Mrs. Woods was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, and the Adrian Bible Class, since 1943.
Surviving are four children, Virginia B. Clister of Benton Harbor, Mich., Alberta M. Weinschenker and husband, Gustave of Cheyenne, Wyo., Caroline D. Roebuck of Ellicott City, Md., and Mildred H. Basescu of Perry, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; six great great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOMES INC., 139 West Fayette St., Uniontown, Pa., on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., the hour of the service, with the Rev. Kenneth Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park Cemetery, Hopwood, Pa.
Marion Conn Blaney
Marion L. Conn Blaney, 77, of Smithfield, Pa., passed from Earth to Heaven on Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia.
Marion was born on February 17, 1923, in Point Marion, Pa., a daughter of the now late Harold and Louisa Conn.
Marion married Donald A. Blaney of Smithfield in 1945 and the two have resided in the Sturgis Crossroads area since that time.
Marion was a member of Mount Moriah Baptist Church and the John C. Myers Sunday School Class, Smithfield, Pa. She was very active at Mount Moriah, teaching Sunday School and singing in the choir.
She worked more than 17 years as a Nurse in the Operating Room at West Virginia University Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va.
She also spent many summers serving as the camp nurse at Camp Carmel in Dunbar, Pa., where her nickname was "Nursey."
Marion was also a member of the Woodside Grange, The Daughters of the American Revolution, and The Order of the Eastern Star, Point Marion Chapter.
Marion is survived by her husband, Donald A. Blaney; two sons: Clinton and his wife Philomena of Waynesburg, Pa., and Gregory and his wife Cheryl of Bridgeport, West Virginia; grandchildren: Nicole and Marty Anderson, Breanna, Jarod and Lauren Blaney; two sisters: Mrs. James (Marjorie) Grow and Mrs. Paul (Sarah) Blake both of Ohio; and one brother, Ben Conn and his wife Mary Lou of Terra Alta, W.Va.
Family and friends will be received in the JOHN F. BROWNFIELD FUNERAL HOME OF SMITHFIELD, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, June 17, until 11 a.m., the hour of service with Pastor Jay Hurley officiating.
Interment will be in Mount Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield, Pa.
Theresa M. Cosimato
Theresa Malachin Cosimato, 67, of Republic, Pa., passed away Thursday, June 15, 2000, in Uniontown Hospital.
She was born September 30, 1932, in Uniontown, Pa., a daughter of Andrew Malachin and Thomasina Rondelli Malachin.
Theresa was a member of Holy Rosary Church, Republic.
Her husband, Tony Cosimato, died in 1972. Also deceased are three brothers, George, Silvio, and Andrew Malachin, and her parents.
Surviving are children: Michael Cosimato of Pensacola, Florida, Anthony Cosimato and wife Elaine of Columbia, South Carolina, Andrew Cosimato and wife Joyce of Footedale, Pa., James Cosimato of Republic, and Marie Mehalik of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; sisters: Rita Hovanec of Smock, Pa., Anna Marie Gay of Youngstown, Ohio, and Frances Dupont of Merrittstown, Pa.; and brothers: Anthony Malachin of Butler, Pa., and Thomas Malachin of Chardon, Ohio.
Friends will be received in the ROBERT T. KISH FUNERAL HOME INC., Legion Street, Republic, Pa., on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Monday, June 19, until 9:30 a.m. when a Prayer Service will be held.
A Funeral Mass follows at 10 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church, Republic, with Rev. Fr. Mark Purnell as Celebrant.
Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown.
A Parish Wake Service will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Leslie A. Faulk
Leslie A. Faulk, 87, of Brownsville, Pa., died Thursday June 15, 2000, in Brownsville General Hospital.
Predeceased by his wife, Rose Margaret Kramar Faulk.
He is survived by three children: Leslie A. Faulk Jr., Clarksville, Pa., Roseann Bovard, Hummellstown, Pa., and Leo E. Faulk, Fredericktown, Pa.; and five grandchildren.
Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park Street, Brownsville, Pa., on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. where a Blessing Service will be held Monday, June 19, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Vincent Gigliotti officiating.
Interment follows in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart Fund orto the Juvenile Diabetes Association.
Kathryn G. Welsh Gibboney
Kathryn G. Welsh Gibboney, 85, of Uniontown, Pa., died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, in Mount Macrina Manor.
She was born February 18, 1915, in Uniontown, Pa., a daughter of John Welsh and Mary "Mame" Reese Welsh.
Mrs. Gibboney attended Christ United Methodist Church and also Central Christian Church, Uniontown.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Jacob "Jake" Gibboney, a brother, John Raymond Welsh, a sister, Bertha Welsh, and her parents.
Surviving are a son, Jacob N. Gibboney of Uniontown; a grandson, Ryan Wahler; a sister, Ruth Wardle of Evans Manor; nieces and nephews: Mrs. James (Shirley) Silbaugh, Mrs. Neil (Wanda) Walls, and Mrs. Michael (Beverly) Grubisa all of Uniontown, James "Jim" Wardle of Mantua, Ohio, Mrs. Richard (Jackie) Dreistadt of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Ken Wardle of York, Pa., Darrall Wardle of Lemont Furnace, Pa., and Wilma Meyer of Carlisle, Pa.; and numerous great nieces and great nephews.
Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 South Mount Vernon Avenue, Uniontown, Pa., today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, June 17, until 10 a.m., the hour of Service with Rev. Dr. Tommy Garrison officiating.
Private interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.
Sarah Ritenour Hoyle
Sarah Ritenour Hoyle, 91, of Scottdale, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, in Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant.
She is survived by four daughters, Colleen Swartz of Dallas, Texas, Mrs. Robert (Mildred) Conners of Mount Pleasant, Mrs. Joseph (Beatrice) Eckenrod of Scottdale and Doris Hoyle of Greensburg; one son, Kenneth A. Hoyle Jr. of Scottdale; one sister, Rebecca Ranker of Fla.; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received at Murphy-Caruso Memorial Home, 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday.
Emma Bosley Jones
Emma R. Bosley Jones, 85, of Hopwood, Pa., died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, in Uniontown Hospital.
She was born May 25, 1915, in Revere, Pa., daughter of Maurice Bosley and Jennie Bosley Minerd.
Mrs. Jones attended Hopwood Free Methodist Church.
Her husband, Frederick A. Jones, two brothers, M. Kenneth Bosley and Charles Bosley, two sisters, Velma McCann and Margaret Fuller, and her parents are deceased.
Surviving are three children: Paul Michael Jones and family of Fairchance, Pa., Catherine Marie Jones of Hopwood, and Dian Lynn Whitton and family of Akron, Ohio; a brother, Oliver Bosley of Uniontown, Pa.; a sister, Bertha Mickey of Hopwood; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a beloved niece, Jennie Wallace; great-niece, Lori Wallace; and numerous other nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 South Mount Vernon Avenue, Uniontown, today, June 16, until 11 a.m., the hour of service with the Rev. Bill Moull officiating.
Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown.
Visitation was also held Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Vincent A. LaPorte
Vincent A. "Skip" LaPorte, 78, of Adelaide, Pa., passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2000, in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh.
He was born January 17, 1922, in Adelaide, Fayette County, Pa., son of Joseph LaPorte and Carmela DiLella LaPorte.
He was a member of St. Rita Roman Catholic Church in Connellsville.
He was retired after working several years for Seagrams Distillery and also Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation.
He enjoyed gardening and fishing and was an excellent mechanic.
He was a World War II United States Army Veteran and a member of F.O.E. 493 and V.F.W. Post 21 both in Connellsville.
His wife, Mary Ann DeFrank LaPorte, died April 17, 2000. Also deceased are a brother, Michael LaPorte, and his parents.
He is survived by two daughters: Maria Angela LaPorte of Tempe, Arizona, and Dr. Angela Maria LaPorte and her husband, Clifford P. Hughes, of Prairie Grove, Arkansas; one son, David V. LaPorte of Connellsville; a granddaughter, Santa LaPorte of Tempe, Arizona; a brother, Joseph LaPorte and his wife, Sonny, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and a sister, Annamarie Barbarito of Brooklyn, New York.
Friends will be received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 South First Street, West Side, Connellsville, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. where a Blessing Service will be held Saturday, June 17, at 9:45 a.m.
A Funeral Mass follows at 10 a.m. in St. Rita Roman Catholic Church, Connellsville, with Rev. Fr. Francis Lesniowski as Celebrant.
Interment will follow in St. Rita Cemetery where Military Honors will be accorded by members of American Legion Post 301, V.F.W. Post 21, and Trotter Legion Post 762.
Parish Wake Service will be held in the Funeral Home today at 7 p.m.