Henrietta E. Grove
Henrietta E. Grove, 92, of Uniontown, Pa., formerly of McClellandtown, Pa., passed away Thursday, July 6, 2000, at Beverly Health Care Center, Uniontown.
She was born May 3, 1908, at High House, Pa., daughter of the late Samuel Evans Keener and Florence (Harvey) Keener.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Chester A. Grove on Sept. 21, 1978; a daughter, Joanne Mae Grove on April 30, 1937; and two brothers, William Keener on April 18, 1974, and John Keener in January, 1993.
Mrs. Grove was a Golden Age member of the McClellandtown Presbyterian Church, the Trinity Class and the Women's Circle.
She was a teacher in the Albert Gallatin Area School District, where she retired in 1971. She was a member of the German Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and National Teachers' organizations. She was also a member of the Silver Threads (Senior Citizens Group of McClellandtown).
Surviving are four daughters, Eleanor Murphy and her husband, Ted of La Grange, Ohio, Janet Hartman and her husband, Bob of Elyria, Ohio, Connie Romantic and her husband, John of Elyria, Ohio, and Patricia McClelland and her husband, Harry of Uniontown, Pa.; six grandchildren, Ken and Sandy McClelland of Uniontown (with whom she resided), Robert and Terri Hartman, Debra and Dan Boror and Mark and Brenda Romantic, all of Elyria, Ohio; Pam and Paul Workman of Zanesville, Ohio, and Tom and Beth Murphy of Wellington, Ohio; 14 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Lela Mae Johns of Uniontown.
Friends will be received in the H. DAVID MCELROY FUNERAL HOME, corner of Main and Blaine streets, McClellandtown, on Saturday, July 8, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Sunday, July 9, 2000, until 2:30 p.m., the hour of service. The Rev. Douglas J. Essinger-Hileman will officiate. Interment will follow in Church Hill Cemetery, McClellandtown.
Andrew R. Kostelnik
Andrew R. Kostelnik, 84, of Hiller, Pa., died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at his home.
He was born April 28, 1916, in West Brownsville, Pa., son of the late Joseph and Anna Sedlacko Kostelnik.
Andrew was a retired Miner from Gateway Mine, and a member of the UMWA, Chartiers Local 6330, District 2.
During World War II, he was sent to Chester, Pa., as a Master Welder to build ships.
He was a charter member of the Hiller Volunteer Fire Department, and a lifelong member of the Brownsville Elks 6331.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 50 years, Thelma Murray Kostelnik; four brothers, Frank, Joseph, George and Bill; and three sisters, Ann, Mary and Josephine.
Surviving are his loving wife, Nellie Porter Kostelnik; the following children: his son, Alan Kostelnik, granddaughter, Margaret and grandson, Matthew of Morristown, N.J., daughter, Janice and husband, Andrew Machusko of Brownsville, Pa., granddaughter, Mauree and great-grandson, Aaron Faith of Hiller, Pa., and grandson, Sean Machusko of Belle Vernon, Pa., daughter, Jeanne Jenkins and dear friend, Larry Gaskin of Phoenix, Ariz., grandson, Brian and wife, Julie Jenkins and great-granddaughters, Emilee, Lauren and Jenna of Champaign, Ill, and grandson, Tom and wife, Debra Jenkins of Champaign, Ill; a brother, Steve Lesneck Kostelnik of Hiller, Pa.; sisters, Irene Kubacka of Brownsville, Pa., and Ellen Weirton of Jacksonville, Fla.; stepchildren, Cathy Ann Brumley of Grindstone, Pa., Larry Porter of Virginia Beach, Va., Charles B. Porter of Brownsville, Pa., and Jean Shamsi of Uniontown, Pa.; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park St., ,Brownsville, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m., where a prayer service will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary's R.C. Church, Brownsville, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Fr. Vincent Gigliotti as celebrant. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park.
John J. Lagwanits
John J. Lagwanits, 82, of Reading, Pa., passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2000, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 16, 1917, in Cleveland, Ohio, son of the late Joseph J. and Mary Matyas Lagwanits.
Surviving are his wife, Annabelle Rishel (King) Lagwanits; two stepsons, Ronald Bierer of Toledo, Ohio, and Charles Bierer of Bridgeport, W.Va.; three stepdaughters, Darlene Cassidy of Strongville, Ohio, Ginny Bierer Hracho of Reading, Pa., and Betsy Bierer Natalie of Hockessin, Del.; two grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.
Mr. Legwanits was employed as a supervisor with Ohio Bell, retiring in 1979.
He was a veteran of the Army Air Force in World War II, and the Korean Wars.
Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, Hopwood, on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Thomas Whitehead officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.
Rosemary Morris, 52, of Uniontown, Pa., died suddenly Thursday, July 6, 2000, in Uniontown Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Haky Funeral Homes Inc., Uniontown, Pa.
Roselia V. Pleban
Roselia Victoria Pleban, formerly of Wynn, Pa., died in Uniontown Hospital after a brief illness, and through God's Providence entered into Eternal Life on Tuesday, July 4, 2000, in her 92nd year of life.
She is survived by her three sons, the Rev. Alexander L. Pleban, Pastor of St. Joseph Church on Walnut Hill Road, Uniontown, Pa., the Rev. Leo J. Pleban, Retired Pastor of St. Joseph the Provider Church, Campbell, Ohio, and with whom she made her home for the past 30 years, and John P. Pleban and his wife, Mary of Chicago, Ill.; two granddaughters, Michelle Colen and her husband, Michael and Julie Clarke and her husband, Matt; four great-grandchildren, Megan, Jessica, Ashley and Courtney Colen, all of Chicago, Ill.; one sister, Tekla Skomra of Uniontown, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John, who was electrocuted in 1944, at Wynn Coke Works; the following sisters, Mary Joswick, Katherine Hench, Viola Bari, Bessie Minkus, Hettie Frankowiak and Martha Kassimer; and one brother, Charles Hensh.
She was born Aug. 30, 1907, in McClure, Pa., the daughter of John and Victoria (Lewandowski) Hensh.
After the death of her husband, the family moved to Pittsburgh, Pa., and for many years, she was employed by the Capuchin Fathers in Brookline, as a seamstress making church vestments for their religious order and also for many priests of the Pittsburgh and Greensburg Dioceses. She was also employed at this time by Toner Institute for Boys, Pittsburgh, Pa., to assist the Sisters of Divine Providence in Administrative Duties. On retirement, she made her home with her son, Leo and served as rectory housekeeper. She enjoyed and belonged to many religious organizations in the Parishes of St. Ann of Sebring, Ohio, and St. Joseph the Provider of Campbell, Ohio.
She spent a lifetime of dedication and devotion to her sons. God blessed her with good health for many years, and she enjoyed equal devotion and love from her sons.
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 on Saturday until 10:30 a.m., when a Blessing Service will be held. A Mass of Christian burial follows at 11 a.m., and will be concelebrated by her priest sons and visiting clergy, with Bishop Bosco in attendance, at St. Joseph Church on Walnut Hill Road, Uniontown. Burial will be in Parish Cemetery of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Fairchance, Pa. St. Joseph Christian Mothers will recite the Rosary today at 3 p.m.
Rose M. Ross
Rose Marie Ross, 89, of Uniontown, Pa., formerly of Connellsville, Pa., passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2000, in Uniontown Hospital and went to be with her Lord.
She was born Dec. 4, 1910, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Angelo M. and Fortunata Savio D'Andrea.
She was a member of St. Rita Roman Catholic Church and its Christian Mothers in Connellsville.
She was active in various clubs and organizations in the Connellsville area, prior to her moving to Uniontown, to live with her daughter. Rose was the first president of the Connellsville Area Senior Citizens Center when first organized.
She was a housewife all of her life, who was loving, caring and ever close to her children and grandchildren.
Surviving are three daughters, Janie Nicholson and her husband, Ken of Uniontown, with whom she resided and Rita Molinaro and her husband, Henry and Vera Long, all of Connellsville; six sons, Rocky Ross and his wife, Libby and John Ross and his wife, Marie, all of Connellsville, Joe Ross and his close companion, Sandy Murphy and Terry Ross and his wife, Sharon, Louie Ross and his wife, Karen and Frank Ross and his wife, Cindy, all of Dunbar; 46 grandchildren; 82 great-grandchildren; and 14 great great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank A. Ross, on Oct. 2, 1955; a son, Anthony (Hank) Ross, in April of this year; a grandson, Emerson Long Jr., in 1980; three brothers, Domenic, Joseph and Anthony D'Andrea; a sister, Rose Ross; and two half-sisters, Minnie Zeppo and Kate Bowman.
Friends will be received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 South First St., West Side, Connellsville, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where a Blessing Service will be held on Saturday at 9:45 a.m., in the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m., in St. Rita R.C. Church, with the Rev. Fr. Francis Lesniowski as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Rita Cemetery. A Parish Wake Service will be held this evening at 8:30 p.m., in the funeral home.
Carol A. Sausman
Carol Ann Sausman, 52, of Uniontown, Pa., died Tuesday, July 4, 2000, in Westmoreland Hospital.
She was born April 2, 1949, in Uniontown, Pa., the daughter of the late Miller and Ida (Davis) Howard.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Gertrude Hoak.
Carol was employed at the Mount Vernon Inn as a receptionist for several years.
She is survived by two children, Kenneth Stephen Livingston of Albuquerque, N.M., and Lori Anderson of Virginia; and five grandchildren.
Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOMES INC., 139 West Fayette St., Uniontown, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, July 8, 2000, until 2 p.m., with Dr. Tommy Garrison officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Hopwood, Pa.
Lilly P. Smiley
Lilly P. (Cunningham) Smiley, 87, of Fairchance, Pa., died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at home.
She was born Jan. 5, 1913, in Fairchance, Pa., daughter of the late Ross and Sarah Kissinger Cunningham.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Finley (Bud) Smiley on May 26, 1987; a son, Danny Smiley in 1946; and four brothers, William, James, Charles and Edward Cunningham.
Surviving are two children, Jack D. Smiley and his wife, Connie of Monaca, Pa., and Lora Beth DiDominic of Fairchance, Pa.; two grandsons, Shawn Smiley and his wife, Alma of Aliquippa, Pa., and Brett F. DiDominic of Fairchance, Pa.; a great-granddaughter, Nicole Smiley of Aliquippa, Pa.; two sisters, Mabel Bowers of Fairchance, Pa., and Grace Smiley of Nokesville, Va.; two brothers, Milton Cunningham of Fairchance, Pa., and Ralph Cunningham of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Smiley 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., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Harrison Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery, Smithfield, Pa.
John A. Wrabel
John A. Wrabel, 81, of Uniontown, Pa., died Wednesday, July 5, 2000.
Funeral arrangemetns are incomplete and will be announced by the Haky Funeral Homes Inc., of Uniontown, Pa.
Ella Zelenak, 98, of Isabella, formerly of Ronco, Pa., died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, in Isabella, Pa.
She was born Jan. 1, 1902, in Shoaf, Pa., daughter of the late George and Suzanna Goyda.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Zelenak; a son, Eugene F. Zelenak; sister, Marie and brother, Michael Goyda. She was the last remaining member of her immediate family.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOMES INC., 515 North Main St., Masontown, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday, July 8, 2000, until 9:30 a.m., when a Blessing Service will be held, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m., in St. Mary Our Lady of Perpetual Help R.C. Church, with the Rev. Fr. Andrew M. Kawecki as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Leckrone, Pa. A Parish Wake Service will be held today at 3 p.m.
David B. Adams
David B. Adams, 79, of Georgetown died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000 in the Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Aspinwall, following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Adams was a retired contractor.
Surviving are one son, David B. Adams II of Manalapan, Fla; one daughter, Toni Lynn Healey of Owings, Md.; two step-sons, Charles Blair II of Atlanta, and Reuben Blair of Midland; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Alan Adams of Crescent City, Fla.; and his former wife, Kay Adams of Midland.
Friends will be received Saturday from 2 to 4 in the Welch Funeral Home, Hookstown, Pa. where services will be conducted immediately following visitation.