Charles Moscalink Sr.
Charles "Charlie" Moscalink Sr., 71, of Monarch, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, in Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. He was born Feb. 17, 1928, in Uniontown, son of Leon and Mary Klinko Moscalink. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Nick Moscalink and two infant brothers. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul R.C. Church, was a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II in the European Theater as Sgt., was a member of the VFW Post 47, the Hutchinson SportsmenŐs Club and retired after 42 years as a superintendent of Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Patricia Ann McConkey Moscalink; three children, Toni Brothers and husband Robert of Fort Ashby, W. Va., Charles Moscalink Jr. and wife Michelle of Uniontown, and Richard Moscalink of Monarch, Pa.; four grandchildren, Ashley, Kayley and Shelby Brothers and Bethany Moscalink; a brother, Leon 'Joe' Moscalink of Uniontown; and a sister, Ann Moscalink of Lemont Furnace. Friends will be received in the HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC., 139 W. Fayette St., Uniontown, today and Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 8, until 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. in St. Vincent de Paul RC Church with the Rev. Fr. Henry Dinicco as celebrant. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by VFW Post 47. Parish wake service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
Paul L. Longanecker
Paul L. Longanecker, 41, of Indian Head, formerly of Connellsville, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at his residence. He was born July 18, 1958, in Connellsville, a son of Doris Showman Longanecker of Connellsville and the late Paul E. Longanecker. He was a member of Rich Hill Church of Jesus Christ. He was a supervisor of Recreation, Parks and Public Buildings for the City of Connellsville for 19 years. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and also served with the U.S. Army Reserves. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Ann Woodall Longanecker; one daughter, Heather Lynn Pirl of Connellsville; two sons, Herbert Lee Longanecker of Norfolk, Va., and Steven J. Longanecker and his wife, Jamie, of Dunbar; four grandchildren; one sister, Deborah Pierce of Connellsville; and one brother, David Longanecker and his wife, Sandra, of Ohio. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by a brother, Samuel Longanecker. Friends will be received in the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. First St., West Side, Connellsville, today from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday until 11 a.m., the hour of service with Pastor Larry Rose officiating. Interment will follow in Normalville Cemetery.
Stanley A. Dreliszak
Stanley A. Dreliszak, 77, of (Dreliszak Road) Scottdale, R.D.1 died unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at his residence. He was born April 4, 1922, in Moorewood, a son of the late Albert and Anna Siemanowska Dreliszak. Stanley was a lifelong member of Transfiguration RC Church, Mount Pleasant. He was a retired employee for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for several years. For many years, Stanley farmed with his family at the Dreliszak family farm, East Huntingdon Township. He was a veteran of the armed forces, serving with the U.S. Army during World War II with Troop G, 5th Cavalry, attaining the rank of Tec 4. He was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theatre Ribbon, Army Occupational Medal (Japan), the Phillipine Liberation Ribbon and the World War II Victory Medal. Stanley leaves to cherish his memories, his loving and devoted brothers and sisters: Mrs. Michael (Catherine) Kaczmarek of Mount Pleasant, Genevieve Dreliszak of Scottdale, R.D.1, with whom he resided, Josephine Patula and her husband, Carl, of Mount Pleasant, Leona Dreliszak of Scottdale, R.D.1, with whom he resided, and Jane Hendricks and her husband, Paul, of Scottdale, R.D.1; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: four brothers, Casimer Dreliszak, who died Jan. 2, 1987, Alvin J. Dreliszak, who died Jan. 19, 1993, Leo J. Dreliszak, who died Oct. 29, 1994, and John E. Dreliszak, who died Jan. 15, 2000; and a sister, Bernice Lukasik, who died Aug. 3, 1995. Friends will be received in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be held Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by his funeral Mass, to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in Transfiguration RC Church, Mount Pleasant. Interment will follow in Transfiguration R. Parish Cemetery, Mount Pleasant.
Violet E. Shaw Fretts
Violet E. Shaw Fretts, 86, of Scottdale, R.D.1, died Friday evening, Feb. 4, 2000, in Scottdale Manor Rehabilitation Center. She was born Nov. 17, 1913, in Acme, a daughter of the late Ira C. and Bertha Welshonse Shaw. Violet was a faithful member of Pennsville Baptist Church and the Sunshine Sunday School Class of the church. She was a retired book finisher for Herald Press at Scottdale Mennonite Publishing House with 22 years of service. Violet leaves to cherish her memories her loving and devoted children: James R. Fretts and his wife, Shirley (Pearl), of Connellsville, R.D., Mrs. David (Connie) Bodie of Aiken, S.C., Ronald E. Fretts and his wife, Pat (Hickey), of Scottdale, R.D. and Glenn B. Fretts of Connellsville; her 21 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and her brothers and sisters, Charlotte Clawson of Mt. Pleasant, R.D., Mabel Dillinger of Shelbyville, Ind., Jane Keefer of Ohio, Mrs. Clifford (Phyllis) Fisher of Dawson and Richard Shaw and his wife, Alla, of Ohio. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn A. Fretts, who died April 28, 1982; six brothers, Lawrence F., Donald W., Charles Clayton, James Raymond, Robert Dale and Hayes A. Shaw; five sisters, Katheryn Bable, Patty Lee Potoka, Dorothea Shaw, Margaret Hudzema, Lois Keefer, Anna Belle Palkovic and Ruth A. King. Friends were received in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and today from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Parting prayers were held today at 10:15 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by her funeral service at 11 a.m. in Pennsville Baptist Church, Pennsville, with the Rev. Robert H. Bixel officiating. Interment followed in Scottdale Cemetery, Scottdale.
Genevieve L. Crawford
Genevieve L. Crawford, 90, of Perryopolis, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, at 3:55 a.m in Uniontown Hospital. She was born Sept. 10, 1909, in Layton, daughter of the late John and Mayme House Stimmell. Genevieve was a member of Layton United Methodist Church. She is suvived by one daughter and three sons, Mrs. Edgar (Jeannine) Churby of Perryopolis, James E. Essington and wife, Gail of Perryopolis, Glenn A. Crawford and wife, Lana of Uniontown and Terry L. Crawford and wife, Darlene of West Newton; 10 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Clarence (Dot) Hutchinson of Perryopolis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, James Essington; her second husband, Glenn H. Crawford; three sisters, Nell Piper, Marie McKelvey and Nancy Stimmell and one grandson, James Churby. Friends will be received in the BLAIR LOWTHER FUNERL HOME INC. 106 E. Independence Street, Perryopolis today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday until 2 p.m. the hour of service. The Rev. Brock R. Beveridge will officiate. Interment will follow in Mount Washington Cemetery, Perryopolis.
William F. Maraugha
William F. Maraugha, 91, of Somerset, formerly of Indian Head, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, in Somerset Hospital. He was born Feb. 17, 1908, in Leisenring, Fayette County, a son of the late Frank and Theresa Crowe Maraugha. He was a resident of Somerset for the last three years. He worked as a coal miner in the Melcroft Mine for 32 years and later worked as a union heavy construction worker. He was Catholic by faith. He is survived by two sons, William J. Maraugha and his wife, Catherine, of Boswell and Robert M. Maraugha and his wife, Janice, of Sheppardstown, W.Va.; and a daughter, Betty Ann Rega and her husband, Lou, of Mount Pleasant; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Susan M. Benko Maraugha in 1993; a daughter, Helen Marie Matthews in 1985; three brothers, Frank, Andy and Joseph Maraugha; and three sisters, Barbara Boring, Mary Sultzer and Julie Keffer. Friends were received in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME, INC., Route 711, Melcroft. A funeral Mass was held Saturday in St. Raymond of the Mountain RC Church in Donegal with the Rev. John Harrold as celebrant. Interment followed in the St. Raymond's Cemetery.
Betty Ann Moyer Maust, 72, of Smock, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, at her residence. She was born April 9, 1927, in Uniontown, a daughter of the late Harry and Elizabeth Clausner Moyer. Also preceding her in death were two grandsons. Surviving are her husband, Lloyd A. Maust; five children, Lloyd Maust Jr. and his wife, Nancy, of Uniontown, Patricia Evon and her husband, Michael, of Smock, Gary W. Maust and his wife, Irma, of McClellandtown, Richard Maust and his wife, Sally, and Mark Maust and his wife, Danelle, all of Smock; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Harry Moyer Jr. and his wife, Shirley, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Curtis Moyer and his wife, Delores, of Tulsa, Okla.; and two sisters, Joan Barchetti and her husband, Gino, of Uniontown, and Nancy Machosky and her husband, James, of Smock. Mrs. Maust was a member of the Upper Middletown United Methodist Church and the Rebecca Lodge of Waltersburg. Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., Uniontown, today until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. Timothy C. McConville officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.
Violet P. Meyers
Violet P. Meyers, 84, of Champion, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, in the Harmon House, Mount Pleasant. She was born Aug. 12, 1915, in Melcroft, a daughter of the late George and Ida Geary Lowery. Violet was a lifelong resident of the Champion area and was a member of the Mt. Nebo Church of God. She was also a member of the Donegal Senior Citizens. She is survived by a son, Arthur J. Meyers and his wife, June, of Champion; two brothers, Arthur Lowery and his wife, Rose, of Canonsburg, Pa., and George Lowery and his wife, Betty, of Pomeroy, Ohio; two sisters, June Roadman and her husband, Alvin, of Kregar and Betty Pyle and her husband, Ray, of Tampa, Fla.; and two sisters-in-law, Ethel Lowery of Pomeroy, Ohio, and Goldie Lowery of Melcroft. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Tilford M. Meyers in 1974, and two brothers, Donald and Clarence Lowery. Friends will be received in the CYLDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 711, Melcroft, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Wendell Grimm officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Saltlick Township.
Velma M. Myers
Velma Marie Myers, 91, of Mount Pleasant, formerly of New Castle, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, in the Harmon House, Mount Pleasant. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mount Pleasant.
Olive R. Ringler
Olive R. Ringler, 78, of 5043 Garden Road, Portage, Mich., formerly of Connellsville, passed away Feb. 5, 2000, at home. Olive was born in Bridgeport, Pa., on July 23, 1921, a daughter of Charles W. and Victoria (Michell) Thomas. She has been a resident of Portage since 1977. She retired from Hudson's Department Store and was a former employee of Cropp's Flowers. She was preceded in death by her husband, William, on Sept. 18, 1979. Olive is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Alice and James Munk, of Portage; a granddaughter, Victoria Munk of Chicago, Ill.; and three sisters, Maryanna Furtney of Connellsville, Peggy Scoff of Houston, Texas, and Janice Barnhart of Mount Pleasant; a sister-in-law, Olive (Christner) Thomas, of Mount Pleasant; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Green Ridge Memorial Chapel where services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Henry Scoff officiating. Memorials can be made to Hospice of Greater Kalamazoo. Envelopes will be available at the chapel.
George H. Smith
George H. Smith of Uniontown, formerly of Connellsville, died early this morning, Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, in the St. Clair Hospital, Mount Lebanon. Arrangements are under the direction of the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, and will be announced when completed.
Thomas L. Taylor
Thomas L. "Tucker" Taylor, 62, of New Castle, Pa., died Saturday Feb. 5, 2000, in St. Francis Hospital, New Castle. He was born Jan. 27, 1938, in Dunbar, son of the late James and Hazel Garlett Taylor. He was Protestant by faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, his adoptive father, William Wolfe, and his grandparents. He is survived by his adopted mother, Edith Wolfe; his daughter, Kristy Lynn Taylor; a brother, William "Bill" Taylor; an adopted sister, Vickie Felton; adopted brothers, Stanley Wolfe, Terry Wolfe, and Rickie Wolfe, and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the BURHANS-CROUSE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Connellsville St., Dunbar, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Services will be held at 8 p.m. with Pastor Lee Maley officiating.
Josephine A. Hribal
Josephine A. Hribal, 80, a lifelong resident of Mount Pleasant, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, in Latrobe Area Hospital. She was born July 21, 1919, in Mount Pleasant, a daughter of the late Charles and Josephine Pyczynski (Skero) Skierra. She was a member of the former St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church of Mount Pleasant. Josephine was an avid bingo player. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Edward J. Hribal in 1988; four brothers, Charles, Alex, Frank and Edward Skero; and two sisters, Frances Vasbinder and Annastashia Skierro. She is survived by two sons, Kenneth E. Hribal and Larry J. Hribal and his wife, Debbie, all of Mount Pleasant, and four grandchildren, Ian, Adam, Lauren and Sean Hribal, all of Mount Pleasant, and two brothers, Bernard Skierra of York, England, and Joseph Skero of Carson City, Nev. A blessing service was held at the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., 730 W. Main St., Mount Pleasant, Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X RC Church with the Rev. Michael W. Matusak as celebrant. Interment followed in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
Stella S. Zawada
Stella S. (Valigore) Zawada, 90, of Uniontown, Pa., died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, in the Cherry Tree Nursing Center, Uniontown, Pa. She was born Oct. 5, 1909, in Uniontown, Pa., the daughter of the late Joseph and Sophia (Muszko) Valigore. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen E. Zawada, in 1994; a brother, Stephen Valigore; and a sister, Helen Chlebek. Stella was a member of the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Connellsville, Pa., and National Polish Alliance. She is survived by two sons, Edward S. Zawada and wife, Claudia, of Davidson, N.C., and John M. Zawada and fiancee, Mary Galida, of Uniontown, Pa.; two grandchildren, Sherie R. Donaldson of Atlanta, Ga., and Stephanie A. Zawada of Davidson, N.C.; the following brothers and sisters, Mary Adamsky of Dunbar, Pa., Joseph Valigore of Uniontown, Pa., Rose Vanek of Lemont Furnace, Pa., Michael Valigore of Highband Heights, Ohio, John Valigore of Solon, Ohio, and Josephine Kruczkiewicz of Uniontown, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Friends will be received in the STEPHEN R. HAKY FUNERAL HOME INC. at Sylvan Heights Cemetery today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, until 8:15 a.m. when a prayer service will be held followed by a 9 a.m. Mass of Christian burial in the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Michael Bienia as celebrant. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.
Patrick P. Reilly
Patrick P. Reilly, 64, of Connellsville, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at home. He was born in Connellsville State Hospital, a son of the late Loretta (Rottler) Reilly. He was a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School and attended Duquesne University. Afterwards, he served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Immaculate Conception RC Church, Connellsville. He is survived by three cousins, Martin J. Rottler and wife, Mary Lou, of Greensburg, James M. Rottler and wife, Diane, of Voorhees, N.J., and Virginia (Shank) DeBolt of Charlotte Hall, Md. Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, where a blessing service will be held Wednesday in the funeral home at 11:30 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at 12 p.m. in Immaculate Conception RC Church with the Rev. Fr. John Butler as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph RC Cemetery, Connellsville. A parish wake service will be held today at 3:30 p.m.