Donna DuShaw Liniger
Donna J. DuShaw Liniger, 69, of Connellsville, Pa., passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2000, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville.
She was born January 28, 1931, in Connellsville, Pa., daughter of Edward DuShaw Sr. and Stella Clark DuShaw.
Donna was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Connellsville.
She was a former employee of G. C. Murphy Company in Connellsville.
She was a dedicated kitchen worker for Connellsville Township Fireman's bingo for 20 years.
She loved her family and enjoyed her grandchildren.
Predeceased by her husband, Arthur Liniger, an infant sister, Mary Liniger, two brothers, Edward DuShaw Jr. and Kenneth DuShaw, and her parents. She was the last remaining member of her immediate family.
She is survived by five daughters: Elaine Liniger, Sharon Liniger, Deborah Brooks and her husband, Robert, and Lori Stoots and her fiance, Robert Heilman, all of Connellsville, and Darlene Rogish and her husband, Roger, of Smithfield, Pa.; one son, Richard Liniger and his wife, Joyce, of Connellsville; and grandchildren: Wendy Liniger, Jason Rogish, Rebecca Rogish, Andrew Rogish, Jamie Stoots, Lauren Stoots, Taylor Heilman, and Bobbi-Lynn Brooks.
Friends will be received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 South First Street, West Side, Connellsville, Pa., today from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., the hour of service with the Rev. Robert Moskowitz officiating.
Interment will follow in Mount Olive Cemetery.
Eleanor Pearl Dunham McLaughlin, 86, of White House, Smithfield, Pa., died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, in Beverly Healthcare, Uniontown, Pa.
She was born June 8, 1914, in Haydentown, Pa., daughter of Martin Dunham and Emma Miller Dunham.
Pearl was Protestant by faith and also a member of York Run Grange No. 1699.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Miles William McLaughlin, brothers, Earl, Ray, Joe, Paul, Herb, Clarence and Harry Dunham, and sisters, Elizabeth Cummings, Anna R. Draper, Olive Swanger and Belle Clemmer.
Surviving are her children, Valetta Goodwin and husband Kledious of West Mifflin, Pa., Donald W. McLaughlin, White House, Pa., Shirley Ann Balas and husband Charles, White House, and William R. McLaughlin and wife Mary Ann, Smithfield, Pa.; brother, Frank V. "Dick" Dunham, Lake Lynn, Pa.; and a sister, Edith Ball and husband Noel, Point Marion, Pa.
Also survived by eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Friends were received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and York Run Grange No. 1699 held services at 7:30 p.m.
Friends will be received at the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 WEST CHURCH STREET, FAIRCHANCE, Pa., today, June 16, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with Rev. George W. McLaughlin officiating.
Interment will follow in Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown, Pa.
Friends were received Thursday, June 15, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and York Run Grange No. 1699 held services at 7:30 p.m.
Sister Martha Mulhern
Sister Martha Datko Mulhern, C.S.J., 74, of Orange, California, a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange since 1984, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Orange.
She was born January 14, 1926, in Fairchance, Pa., to Charles Datko and Kristina Teslar Datko.
Sister Martha taught in these Catholic schools: St. John The Baptist also St. Joachim both in Costa Mesa, St. Mary in Fullerton, and St. Bernard in Bellflower, Calif.
She served as Chaplain at Million Hospital, Mission Viejo, and at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange at the time of her death.
She was the beloved wife of the late Hugh Mulhern; Mother of Terry and Chris Mulhern, Brian and Myrna Mulhern, and the late Kevin Mulhern; Devoted Grandmother of Nathan, Kyla, Alex, Tessa and John Mulhern; Loving Sister of Christine Budd, Riverside, Calif., Kay Puroll, Royal Oak, Michigan, and Steve Datko, Fairchance, Pa.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday evening, June 12, in the Motherhouse Chapel, Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange.
Burial was Tuesday, June 13, in Good Shepherd Cemetery.
This obituary has been submitted by the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME OF FAIRCHANCE, PA.
Esmeralda V. Roberts
Esmeralda Virginia Roberts, 73, of Hillsville, Va., and formerly of Republic, Pa., died Thursday, June 15, 2000, in Galax, Va.
The family will receive friends in the Confer Funeral Home, 515 Front St., Brownsville, Pa., on Sunday from 1 to 9 p.m. and Monday, June 19, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Charles A. Ansell
Charles A. Ansell, 88, of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Thursday, July 6, 2000, at his home, surrounded by his family.
Surviving are his loving wife of 59 years, Betty Rapson Ansell; two sons, Kenneth and C. Ray Ansell, both of Uniontown; four grandchildren, Lisa, Christopher, Raymond and Barbara Ansell; a brother, James Ansell of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; and two sisters, Edna Ansell of Uniontown, and Helen Craig of Baltimore, Md.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home Inc., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, Pa.
Rev. Fr. Benjamin Babula
Rev. Fr. Benjamin Babula, 57, administrator of Holy Trinity Parish, and a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Greensburg, died Thursday, July 6, 2000, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville.
He was born March 1, 1943, in New Rochelle, N.Y., a son of the late Joseph L. and Patricia (Davis) Babula.
Father Babula grew up in Indiana, and attended Indiana High School, St. Pius X College, Erlanger, Ky., and Saint Francis Seminary, Loretto. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 3, 1975, at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg, by the late Bishop William G. Connare. His first assignment was as parochial vicar at St. Joseph Parish, New Kensington. He later served parochial vicarships at Holy Family Parish, Seward (1976-84), and St. Mary Parish, Uniontown, (1984-85) before being name administrator of the former St. Elizabeth Parish, Starford, in 1985. He received his first pastorate there in July, 1986. He had served as administrator with pastoral care at Holy Trinity Parish, since December, 1995.
He is survived by two brothers, Joseph Babula and wife, Marion of Marion, Pa., and Edward Babula and wife, Gina of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Rose Crombell of Wilkes-Barre, and Barbara Racan and husband, Richard of West Chester, Pa.
Viewing will be held on Sunday, July 9, from 2 to 9 p.m., in Holy Trinity R.C. Church, where a Vigil Service will be held at 7 p.m., with the Rev. John R. Cindric V.F., presiding, and the Rev. John Butler as Homilist. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, July 10, at 11 a.m., at Holy Trinity Church, with the Most Rev. Anthony G. Bosco, Bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg, as the main celebrant and Homilist. Interment will follow in the Cemetery of the Church of the Resurrection at Starford, Pa. In lieu of flowers, mass offerings for the poor souls may be offered in his memory. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., Connellsville. (724) 628-1872.
Susan A. Bilek
Susan Ann (Machinia) Bilek, 79, of Uniontown, Pa., died Thursday, July 6, 2000, in Hillside Manor.
She was born Oct. 1, 1920, in Shoaf, Pa., a daughter of the late John and Anna (Mehalich) Machinia-Jerome.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Constance Bilek; and the following brothers and sisters, Mary Machinia, Ann (Machinia) Padlo, Martha (Machinia) Campbell, Joseph Machinia, Amadee Jerome and John Machinia.
She was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church.
She is survived by her husband, Mike Bilek; four children, Charlotte M. Freed and husband, Paul of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Michael J. Bilek and wife, Frannie of Waldorf, Md., Joyce L. Stiner and husband, Ernie of Uniontown, Pa., and Edward A. Bilek and wife, Christine of Uniontown, Pa.; five grandchildren, Gregory Freed of Atlanta, Ga., Erica, Bruce and Tiffany Bilek of Maryland, and Natalie S. Stiner of Uniontown, Pa.; brothers, Steve Machinia of Uniontown, Pa., Fred Jerome of Cleveland, Ohio, and Augustine Jerome of Fairchance, Pa.; and sister, Louise (Jerome) Seiaman of Ronco, Pa.
Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOMES INC., 139 West Fayette St., Uniontown, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, July 8, 2000, until 9:15 a.m., when a Blessing Service will be held, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m., in All Saints R.C. Church, with the Rev. Fr. James F. Bump as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Orthodox Cemetery, Masontown, Pa.
Elsie J. Biller
Elsie J. Biller, 77, of Mount Pleasant, died Monday, July 3, 2000, in Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant.
Friends will be received at Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 406 E. Washington St., Mount Pleasant, today until 9:30 a.m.
Jean E. Bright
Jean E. Bright, 76, of Hancock Road, Brownsville, Pa., (Centerville Boro), died Thursday, July 6, 2000, at 1:45 a.m., in her home.
She was born Nov. 1, 1923, in Grindstone, Pa., a daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Mitchell Strosnider.
She was a member of the Blainesburg Bible Church, a graduate of Brownsville High School, and an employee of the Social Security Administration in Baltimore, Md., for 27 years.
Surviving are her husband, Harvey W. Bright of Brownsville; four grandsons, Christopher Roseman and Clarence Talbert, Michael Talbert and Arthur Talbert; two granddaughters, Lynn Bastian and Joanne Jordan; two sisters, Lily Coughenour Esra of Carmichaels, and Nellie Cassel of Dickerson Run, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three daughters, Judith Ann Cantrell, who died in 1989, Faith Adair Roseman, who died in 1989, and Linda Kiehl, who died in 1994; and three sisters, Daisy Shemo, Ellie Keeny and Naomi Kennedy;
Friends will be received in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, Route 40, 2830 Main St., Beallsville, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, July 8, until 11 a.m. Interment will be in Mount Union Cemetery, Morgantown, W.Va. The Family suggests memorials may be made to the church of one's choice.
Mark A. Costello
Mark A. Costello, 35, of Fairchance, Pa., died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, in Harrisburg, Pa.
He was born Dec. 18, 1964, in Uniontown, Pa., son of Gwendolyn Knox Costello and the late Lloyd Costello Sr.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by two daughters, Cassandra Costello and Courtney Costello, both of Collier, Pa.; three sisters, Katie Kaputa and her husband, Leo of Fairchance, Pa., Cindy Pechatsko and her husband, Tim of Fairchance, Pa., and Wilma Groover and her husband, Skipp of Point Marion, Pa.; two brothers, Lloyd Costello Jr., and his wife, Sue of Smithfield, Pa., and Dan Costello and his wife, Mary of Uniontown, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
Mark was a member of the Fairchance Church of the Brethren.
The family will receive friends in the GOLDSBORO-TOMI FUNERAL HOME, 21 East Church St., Fairchance, Pa., on Sunday, Jul y 9, 2000, from 6 to 8 p.m., when a memorial service will be held, with the Rev. Kenneth Walls officiating. Interment will be private.