Walter Guder, 90, of North Versailles, Pa., died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, in Riverside Nursing Center, McKeesport.
He was born Sept. 28, 1910, in Fayette County, Pa., the son of the late William and Effie Evans Guder.
Walter was a retired mine foreman for Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation.
He was a veteran in the Merchant Marines in World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Thelma Gilleland Guder; one daughter, Joan Pierro of North Versailles; a son, Lowman Guder of Cleveland, Ohio; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was a member of Linway United Presbyterian Church, a member of the Free & Accepted Masons Lodge, in Brownsville, Pa., a member of the Uniontown Lodge of Perfection, and a member of the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite.
Friends will be received in the STRIFFLERS FUNERAL HOME of White Oak, Pa., on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at 9:30 a.m., in Linway United Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Bowman Flatwoods Cemetery of Vanderbilt, Pa. Contributions may be made to the Centennial Future Fund, c/o Linway United Presbyterian Church, 600 Greensburg Ave., North Versailles PA 15137.
Beatrice R. Hicks
Beatrice R. Cain Hicks, 53, of Columbus, Ohio, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000.
She is survived by sisters, Wanda E. Lin of Columbus, Cinda R. Hardin of Uniontown, Pa., and Goldie F. Robinson of Chalk Hill, Pa.; sisters-in-law, Betty Hicks of Brownfield, Pa., and Arlene Cale of Norwalk, Calif.; an aunt; some special friends; her church family; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Egan-Ryan Funeral Home, 402 East Broad St., on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday at 10:30 a.m., the hour of service.
June Kimsey, 77, of Connellsville, died Tuesday in UPMC Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh.
Friends will be received in the Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and until 11 a.m. Friday.
Mary E. Kurta
Mary Ellen (Glover) Kurta, 71, of Elyria, Ohio, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, following a short illness.
Mrs. Kurta was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, George; daughters, Regina Speidel, Luann Hart and Carol Kurta, all of Elyria, and Georgiann Kurta of Lorain, Ohio; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Eleanor Swaney and Eva Lou Balchak, both of Uniontown, and Betty Geisel of Lorain; and a brother, William Glover of Lorain.
Friends were received at the Busch-Curtis-Scheuflfler Family Chapel, 114 Second St., Elyria, on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at 10:15 a.m., the hour of services.
Joseph P. Lutrario
Joseph Patrick Lutrario of Uniontown, Pa., died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, in Uniontown Hospital.
He was the son of the late Paul and Anna (Brayer) Lutrario.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul Lutrario Jr., Philip P. Lutrario and Frank Lutrario.
Joseph was a member of Saint Mary (Nativity) Church, Uniontown, Pa.
He is survived by two sisters, Irene M. Lutrario and Mary Lutrario, both of Uniontown, Pa.; and the following cousins, Anna Lutrario, Angelo Lutrario and wife, Irene, Angela Lutrario, Daniel Lutrario and Michael Lutrario.
William A. Molton
William A. Molton, 79, of Pittsburgh, Pa., formerly of Uniontown, Pa., died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, in St. Clair Memorial Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa.
He was born April 22, 1921, in Uniontown, a son of the late Harry A. and Nellie Wilson Molton.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine June Curry Molton; and a brother, Harold Molton.
Surviving are two daughters, Farley Greening and her husband, Mark of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Stacy Molton Harmon Esq., and her husband, Richard Harmon Esq., of Darien, Conn.; and two grandchildren, Curry Harmon and Wesley Greening.
Mr. Molton graduated from Carnegie Mellon University, was a Sea Bee with the U.S. Navy in World War II, and was later employed as an electrical engineer with Bell Telephone for 44 years.
Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 South Mt. Vernon Ave., Uniontown, on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Kenneth Jones officiating. Entombment will follow in Sylvan Heights Mausoleum, with military honors being accorded by American Legion Post 51, and North Union VFW Post 8543.
Thomas "Bob" Rankin, 73, of South Franklin Township, Washington County, Pa., died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000 in the Washington Hospital after a five month illness.
Mr. Rankin was born Jan. 20, 1927, in Republic, Fayette County, Pa., a son of Harry and Henrietta Ringer Rankin.
He served in the Navy during World War II, and later served with the U.S. Army, in peacetime. He was a member of the Houston American Legion Post 902, and a lifetime member of the Carmichaels VFW Post 3419.
Mr. Rankin served Washington County over the years as a Deputy Constable, Deputy Sheriff, and County Detective. He formerly worked as a security guard for Glosser Brothers and as a truck driver for Gacon Construction. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Myra Merchant Barnhouse; a son, Patrick Barnhouse of Raleigh, N.C.; two daughters, Teri Barnhouse Worthington of Dayton, N.C., and Theresa Cooper of Washington; four brothers, Harry Rankin Jr., of Casterville, Texas, and Donald, Ronald, and James Rankin, all of Uniontown; seven sisters, Irene Crupe and Ann Phillips of Washington, Jane Williams of Claysville, Gladys Bush of Perryopolis, and Geraldine Fisher, Dottie Campbell, and Freda Ritz, all of Fairchance; two granddaughters, Danielle Barnhouse and Stephanie Barnhouse; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the HUMMEL & BARNHILL MEMORIAL CHAPEL INC., 585 Fayette St., Washington, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday at 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. David R. Martin officiating. Burial will be in the Prosperity Cemetery.
Joan M. Pazzabon
Joan M. Pazzabon, 70, died unexpectedly at her home on Monday, Nov. 27, 2000.
Joan worked for 20 years at the Nakoma Country Club.
She is survived by her three children: Rose (Jason) Conaway of Pennsylvania, Dean Pazzabon of Brooklyn, Wis., and Judi (Paul) McKula of Pennsylvania; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held in the Gunderson Funeral Home, 5203 Monona Dr., on Monday, Dec. 4, 2000 from 10 to 11 a.m., the hour of service.
Alice M. Phelan
Alice Marie Phelan, 83, of Uniontown, Pa., died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, in Mount Macrina Manor.
She was born June 4, 1917, in Nicholson Township, Fayette County.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Harry E. and Margaret McCain Springer Sr.; and a brother, John F. Springer.
Surviving are four children, William Francis Phelan and his wife, Louise, Duane Phelan, Sondra Tekavec and her husband, Don and Ronald Neil Phelan and his wife, Janet, all of Uniontown; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two brothers, William Springer of Euclid, Ohio, and Harry Springer and his wife, Ann of Uniontown.
Mrs. Phelan was formerly employed as a teacherís aide with the Intermediate Unit 1 for ten years.
Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 South Mt. Vernon Ave., Uniontown, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Friday until 10 a.m., the hour of service. Interment will follow in Mount Saint Macrina Cemetery.
Catharine Turner Post, 82, of Market Street, Clarksville, Pa., died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at 3:30 p.m., in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.
On Oct 18, 1947, she married Robert L. Post, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Donna Booza of Clarksville; one son, William R. Post of Pittsburgh; one grandson; one granddaughter; one brother, Leroy Turner of Midland, Pa.; two sisters, Bertha Foley and June Dowlin, both of Clarksville; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the Greenlee Funeral Home, Fredericktown Hill, 42 Bank St., Fredericktown, today from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the hour of service.
Mary T. Seruga
Mary T. Seruga, 95, of Streetsboro, Ohio, formerly of Perryopolis, Pa., died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at the residence of her daughter, Eleanor M. Arlesic of Streetsboro, Ohio.
She was born Sept. 2, 1905, in Dunlo, Pa., daughter of the late Peter and Susan Lobosky Royko.
Mary was a resident of Streetsboro, since 1999. She was a lifetime resident of Perryopolis, a homemaker, and she enjoyed canning and doing crocheting.
She was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church of Perryopolis.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Seruga, whom she married on June 27, 1927, and who died in 1986.
Surviving are one daughter, Eleanor M. Arlesic of Streetsboro, Ohio; two sons, John Seruga and wife, Marge of Belle Vernon, Pa., and Victor Seruga and wife, Joyce of Perryopolis, Pa.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and five sisters, Ann Rusnak of North Royalton, Ohio, Helen Jenkins and Vern Patton, both of Eastlake, Ohio, Sue Smigelsky of Twinsburg, Ohio, and Margaret Makarski of Seven Hills, Ohio.
Friends will be received in the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME INC., 106 East Independence St., Perryopolis, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., where a prayer service will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m., in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church of Perryopolis, with the Rev. Fr. John T. Euker as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Johnís Cemetery, Perryopolis. A Wake Service will be held on Friday evening at 6:30 p.m.
Alice M. Shaffer
Alice M. Robinson Shaffer, 91, of Route 857, at the Pennsylvania State Line, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, in the Davis Ronald Personal Care Home, Smithfield, Pa.
She was born May 4, 1909, in White House, Pa., daughter of the late George P. Robinson and Gertrude Stewart Robinson.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. Shaffer on Nov. 9, 1986; one sister, Freda Robinson Monahan; and one brother, Guy Cooley.
Surviving are two sons, Charles R. Shaffer and Shirley M. Shaffer of Fayette County, and Lester A. Shaffer and his wife, Esther L. of Route 857, at the Pennsylvania State Line; a daughter, Carol S. Burnsworth of Fairchance, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Violet Robinson Leckemby of Smithfield, Pa.; several nieces and nephews; and many, many friends.
Mrs. Shaffer was a member of the Springhill Furnace Presbyterian Church, and the Golden Rule Sunday School Class. She and her husband, Charles owned and operated Shafferís Service Station on Route 857 at the Pennsylvania State Line, from 1937, until their retirement.
The family will receive friends in the GOLDSBORO-TOMI FUNERAL HOME, 21 East Church St., Fairchance, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Visitation continues in the Springhill Furnace Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, from 10 until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. George McLaughlin officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery, Smithfield, Pa.