William Yates Maroney, 83, of Normalville, Pa., died Thursday, May 31, 2001, in Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant.
He was born Jan. 26, 1918, in McDonald, Pa., a son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Yates McDonald.
He was a retired coal miner, having been employed by Republic Steel at the Indianola and Newfield mines. William was also a member of the UMWA, and the Indianola Presbyterian Church.
William was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II, and he was a member of the VFW Post 92 in New Kensington.
Surviving are his wife, Nellie Snyder Maroney; one son, Will-iam J. Maroney and wife, Linda of Sarver, Pa.; one daughter, Jan Converse and husband, Justin of Santa Fe, N.M.; one stepson, Thomas Snyder and wife, Darlene of Normalville; three grandchildren, Kenneth and Bob Ecker and Bobbie Stillioni; two stepgrandchildren, Darlene Chearney and her husband, Don and Amy McMillen and husband, Thomas; several great-grandchildren; and three step great-grandchildren. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, LaVerne Wolslayer Mar-oney; his second wife, Juanita Maroney; one grandson, Joseph Maroney; and two half-brothers, John and Richard Maroney.
Friends will be received in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, Pa., on Saturday from 2 to 9 p.m., and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m., in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Lakewood Memorial Gardens.
Ernest F. Matiyasic
Ernest F. "Ernie" Matiyasic, 71, of Ziskind Street, Fredericktown, Pa., died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at 10:25 p.m., in Lafayette Manor, Uniontown.
He was born Sept. 25, 1929, in Mollenaur, Pa., son of the late Emil Matiyasic Sr., and Anna (Drotos) Matiyasic.
He spent most of his life in Fredericktown, and was formerly employed by the former Powers Chevrolet and Reid Chevrolet, both in Fredericktown. He retired as a self-employed auto and body repairman, and he enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army from January of 1949, to June of 1952. He was a member of the Hanson-Cole American Legion Post 391 of Fredericktown.
On November 23, 1953, he married Patricia L. Blackburn Mat-iyasic, who survives, and with whom he recently celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary in November of 2000. Also surviving are six children, Ernest F. Matiyasic Jr., of Carmichaels, Cynthia "Cindy" Lawrence of Fredericktown, Gary Matiyasic of Sandy, Utah, Keith Matiyasic of Fredericktown, Brenda Kac-vinsky of North Huntington, Pa., and Kevin Matiyasic of Turtle Creek, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; the following brothers and sisters, Emil "Sonny" Matiyasic Jr., of Fredericktown, Marie Jenkins of Fredericktown, Regis Matiyasic of Wickliffe, Ohio, and Bernice Fetsko of Eastlake, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the GREENLEE FUNERAL HOME, Crawford Road and Bank Street, Fredericktown Hill, Fredericktown, Pa., on Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where a Blessing Service will be held on Monday, June 4, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Edward S. Litavec officiating. Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park. Full military rites will be accorded at the graveside by the Hanson-Cole American Legion Post 391 of Fredericktown.
Kenneth E. Nixon
Kenneth E. Nixon, 82, of Uniontown, Pa., died Thursday, May 31, 2001, in Uniontown Hospital.
He was born April 27, 1919, in Uniontown, Pa., the son of the late Samuel Ray Nixon and Anna Mae Browning Nixon.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Charlotte Burchinal.
Kenny was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Fairchance., the Holstein Association, and was a former member of the Fayette County Fair Board, Fayette County Extension Board, and Union Grange.
Kenny was a graduate of South Union High School, Class of 1938, was a well-known dairy farmer, and served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Helen Burfield Nixon; two sons, James Ray Nixon of Mount Pleasant, and Kenneth Allen Nixon and wife, Belva of Uniontown; two grandsons, Wesley and Kyle; one brother, William B. Nixon of Uniontown; and two sisters, Mary Frances Marsden of Cranberry Township, and Harriet Beatty of Barefoot Bay, Fla.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, where friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday, June 2, 2001, until 10:30 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. William D. Rodahaver officiating. Entombment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Fairchance.
Andrew S. Rosiek Sr.
Andrew S. "Andy" Rosiek Sr., 84, of 9059 Molly Pitcher Highway, Greencastle, Pa., and a guest of Caledonia Manor, Fayetteville, Pa., since March 24, 2001, died at 11:15 a.m., on Thursday, May 31, 2001, in the nursing home.
Early in his life, Mr. Rosiek worked in the coal mines. While living in Republic, he served as a constable. During World War II, he worked for Civil Defense in Uniontown, with air raid drills. He then worked for U.S. Steel, in Pittsburgh, Pa., and later was employed as a material handler for Mack Truck for 19 years, prior to retiring in 1981.
Surviving is his wife, Charlotte (Bowers) Rosiek of Uniontown, whom he married on Nov. 26, 1960, in Winchester, Va. Also surviving are four daughters, Madeline Marmo of Muse, Pa., Leona Kendall and Carol Hill, both of Streetsboro, Ohio, and Randalyn "Randi" Provard of Waynesboro, Pa.; three sons, Larry Mohar of Hagerstown, and Rodger Bowers and Andrew "Andy" Rosiek Jr., both of Scotland, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Rosiek of Cleveland, Ohio, and Frances Gentile of Solo, Ohio; two brothers, Bernard Rosiek and Victor Rosiek, both of Brier Hill, Pa.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends in the Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, 521 South Washington St., Greencastle, on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m., and on Monday, June 4, 2001, at 11 a.m., the hour of service.
Harriet A. Seaton
Harriet A. Seaton, 80, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and formerly of Merrittstown, Pa., passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2001, in the Sunny Rest Nursing Home, Colorado Springs.
She was born Oct. 20, 1920, in Las Vegas, N.M., daughter of the late Justin and Effie Sego Council.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold L. Seaton Jr.; and two sisters, Caroline Sue Bowers and Hulda Jane Jenkins.
She was a member of the Dunlaps Creek Presbyterian Church, the Margaret E. Caven Shrine No. 42, and the Uniontown Chapter No. 263 Order of the Eastern Star.
Surviving are a daughter, Jane McMeekin of Colorado Springs, Co.; and three grandchildren, Anna, William and Thomas McMeekin.
Friends will be received in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Monday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Holly Puett, Pastor of the New Salem Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dunlaps Creek Presbyterian Church, PO Box 204, Merrittstown, PA 15463.
Edith I. Teegarden
Edith Irene Teegarden, 94, of Washington, Pa., formerly of Deemston Borough, Pa., died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at 5:30 a.m., in the Horizon Health Care Center of Canonsburg.
She is survived by one daughter, Martha D. Devore of Canonsburg; two granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received in the Greenlee Funeral Home, 2830 Main St., Route 40, Beallsville, on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m., on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Monday, June 4, 2001, until 1:30 p.m., the hour of service.
Robert A. Travis
Robert Allen Travis, 53, of Point Marion, Pa., died suddenly Tuesday, May 29, 2001, in Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.
He was born in Point Marion, Pa., on May 8, 1948, a son of Gladys Menear Travis of Point Marion, and the late Grover Cleveland Travis.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Point Marion, a former member of the Boy Scouts of America, a 1969 graduate of Albert Gallatin High School, former carrier for the Herald Standard and Point Marion newspapers, and for the past several years, was an assistant to the Co-Chairmen of the Albert Gallatin Regatta, with responsibilities in the park site preparations and set-up. Bob loved music of all kinds, and was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by a brother, Marvin E. Travis and wife, Gail of Levittown, Pa.; two sisters, Nancy L. Travis of Point Marion, and Anna Mae Weber and husband, Carl of Morgantown; two half-sisters, Marcella Lyons of Hunker, Pa., and Joann Dingle of Morgantown; an aunt and uncle, Loretta and Sparkey Fullmer of Stewartstown, W.Va.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins, all of whom he loved and who loved him.
Besides his father, he was preceded in death by four half-brothers, Harold, Raymond and Richard Travis and Jay Eugene Corbin.
Friends will be received in the RICHARD R. HEROD FUNERAL HOME, Point Marion, on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Additional visitation will be held on Sunday, in the Point Marion Church, from 1 to 2 p.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Mike Oldham officiating. Interment follows in Evergreen Memorial Park, Point Marion.
Ethel M. Zinn
Ethel M. (Burner) Zinn, 86, of Gilmore Street, Masontown, Pa., died Thursday, May 31, 2001, in Uniontown Hospital.
She was born Sept. 3, 1914, in Nicholson Township, Pa., a daughter of the late Charles Burner and Mary (Longanecker) Burner.
She was a janitress at the Gateway Manufacturing Company, of Masontown. She was a member of the Masontown Brethren Church, the Dorcas Class of the Brethren Church, and the Masontown Quilters Club.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gay F. Zinn; a brother, Charles Burner; a sister, Evelyn Burner; and a daughter, Mary Lou Zinn.
Surviving are a son, William Baer and wife, Dorothy of Bethel Park, Pa.; a grandson, James Baer, also of Bethel Park; a sister, Hazel Sebell of Merrittstown, Pa.; and a dear a friend, Betty Shaffer of Masontown;
Friends will be received in the JOHN S. MAYKUTH JR. FUNERAL HOME, corner of Church and River Avenues, Masontown, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday, in the Masontown Brethren Church from Noon to 1 p.m., the hour of service, with Pastor Curt D. Nies officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Church Cemetery, Masontown.
Charles E. Bricker
Charles E. Bricker, 59, of Fairchance, Pa., died Wednesday, February 23, 2000, in the Uniontown Hospital.
He was born October 29, 1940, in Fairchance, Pa., son of John Bricker and Dorothy Price Bricker.
Charlie was a member of New Beginning Covenant Church, Mount Braddock, Pa., and had served as a Military Policeman in the United States Army.
His parents are deceased.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Vivian Bowlen Bricker; one daughter, Jackie David and her husband, Floyd, of Fairchance, Pa.; one granddaughter, Brittany David; three brothers: James Bricker and his wife, Dolores, Clarence Bricker and his wife, Geraldine, and Roy Bricker; two sisters: Joyce Ann Bricker and Norma Kmetz and her husband, Mark, all of Fairchance, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends in the GOLDSBORO-TOMI FUNERAL HOME, 21 East Church Street, Fairchance, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, February 28, until 2 p.m., the hour of service with the Rev. Mark Lawson officiating.
Interment will follow in Mount Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery, Smithfield, Pa.
Visitation was also held Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Catherine Cox Brown
Catherine B. Cox Brown, 67, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Herminie, who was born in North Braddock, Pa., to Andrew Cox and Catherine Comer Cox, died Thursday, February 24, 2000, at the home of her son in Uniontown, Pa.
She is survived by two children: Ernest Brown Sr. and wife, Sandra, of Uniontown, Pa., and Barbara and husband, Patrick Garase, of Finleyville, Pa.; grandchildren: Kyle Garase and Paige Garase; brothers: John Cox of North Braddock, Pa., and Joseph Cox of Detroit, Mich.; and sisters: Sarah Frame of North Huntingdon and Mary Bruce of Penn Hills, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Friends will be received at the Joseph F. Ott Funeral Home Inc., Fifth and Oak streets, Irwin, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 9:15 a.m.
Dorothy E. Campbell
Dorothy E. Campbell, 58, of Merrittstown, Pa., died Thursday, February 24, 2000.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph Campbell; children: Joseph Campbell of Cardale, Pa., Dorothy Berish of Brownsville, Pa., John Campbell of Masontown, Pa., Robert Campbell of Peakskill, New York, Frank Campbell of Brownsville, and Roger Campbell of Republic, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; sisters: Mary Bagley of Ohio, Gloria Campbell of Merrittstown and Frances Dills of California, Pa.; and a brother, Earl Redmond of Fayette City.
Friends will be received in the Robert T. Kish Funeral Home Inc., Legion St., Republic, Pa., on Tuesday, Feb. 29, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.