Virginia Elizabeth Moats Popovich
Virginia Elizabeth Moats Popovich, 69, of Crozet, Virginia, and formerly of Cornish, Fayette County, Pa., died Thursday, March 22, 2001, in University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, Virginia.
She was born June 4, 1931, in Uniontown, Pa., daughter of Victoria Rosinski Moats of Cornish, Pa., and the late Omer D. Moats.
During her childhood she attended Gans Methodist Church and currently was a member of First Baptist Church in Fairchance.
She formerly was the owner and operator of Jennyís Beauty Shop in Smithfield for many years and was also an employee of American Dry Cleaners in Morgantown, West Virginia, for 30 years until her retirement.
In addition to her mother she is survived by her children: Gerald Popovich and his wife Diane, Morgantown, West Virginia, Gary Popovich and his wife Brenda, Crozet, Virginia, and Ronald Popovich and his wife Beverly, Uniontown, Pa.; grandchildren; Carissa Popovich, Melissa and her husband David Lockhart, Crystal Popovich, Matthew Popovich, Jonathan Popovich, Bradley Popovich; great-grandson, Lucas Lockhart; brothers and sisters: Clarence Moats and his wife Ginger, Smithfield, Pa., Omer C. Moats and his wife Martha, North Olmsted, Ohio, Harold Moats and his wife Magdeline, Smithfield, Delores Rehanek and her husband Frank, Muskogee, Oklahoma, Robert Moats, Smithfield, Carol Lockhart and her husband David, Monroe, Louisiana, and Ronald Moats and his wife Pamela, Ormond Beach, Florida; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa., today from 2 to 9 p.m. and Monday, March 26, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Services will be held at 11 a.m. with Rev. Robert Ford and Dr. Tommy Garrison officiating.
Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairchance, Pa.
Mary Gallis Ross
Mary A. Gallis Ross, 71, of Uniontown, Pa., died Thursday, March 22, 2001, unexpectedly in Uniontown, Pa.
She was born October 27, 1929, in Youngstown, Pa., daughter of Joseph L. Gallis and Anna Gusic Gallis.
Mary was a member of St. Paulís Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Fayette County Historical Society.
Her husband, James A. Ross Sr., died August 6, 1971. Also deceased are six brothers, Frank, George, Joseph, Steve, John, and Lawrence Gallis, and her parents.
She is survived by a son, James A. Ross Jr. and his wife, Toni, of Uniontown; a daughter, Cathy and her husband, Dr. G. Wendell Richmond, of Glen Ellyn, Illinois; four grandchildren: Elizabeth Lyne Richmond and Brian Ross Richmond both of Glen Ellyn and James A Ross III and Maria Ross both of Uniontown; two brothers: Michael Gallis and his wife, Betty, and Anthony M. Gallis and his wife, Judith, all of Uniontown; a sister, Anna M. Gallis Horvath of West Leisenring, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, Uniontown, Pa., today from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, March 26, at 11 a.m. in St. Paulís Evangelical Lutheran Church, 71 North Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown.
Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church or to St. Paulís Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Visitation was also held Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Richard Henry Shriver Sr.
Richard Henry Shriver Sr., 68, of Greater Point Marion, Pa., left this life quietly on Friday, March 23, 2001, at the home of his daughter, Tina, after a short illness.
Born November 11, 1932, in Osage, West Virginia, Mr. Shriver was the eldest son of Alvie Shriver and Elsie Wolverton Shriver of Point Marion.
Beginning work with his father as a Coal Miner at the age of 13 in Point Marion, he earned his Bituminous Minerís Certificate on February 23, 1952, and worked in several area mines before the family moved to Lorain, Ohio, in 1955.
Mr. Shriver and family returned to the Point Marion area in June of 1971 where he was self-employed in various occupations until he retired, a well-known figure in the Nicholson and Springhill Township areas.
Mr. Shriver was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Corrine Shriver of Mount Storm, West Virginia, and Maxine Corbin of Winchester, Virginia, and two brothers, John Henry Shriver of Point Marion and more recently Elmer Curtis Shriver of New Salem, Pa.
Mr. Shriver is survived by 11 children ó seven sons and their spouses: Earl "Butch" and Kathryn Shriver of Martin, Pa., Richard "Ricky" and Valerie Shriver of Fairchance, Pa., Mikel and Freda Shriver of Martin, Pa., Elmer Shriver of Hopwood, Pa., Robert John Shriver of Gates, Pa., George and Patty Shriver of Martin, and Jamie and Sherry Shriver of Morgantown, West Virginia; and four daughters and their spouses: Evelyn and John Proffitt of Greater Point Marion, Barbara and Jerry Lincoln of Westover, West Virginia, Mary and Edward Longstreth of Morgantown, and Christina "Tina" and Charles Lynn of Greater Point Marion.
He is also survived by his former wife, Anna Shriver, and one grandson that he raised as a son, Richard "Squeak" Shriver and his wife, Shasta, all of Morgantown; as well as 21 other grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and six sisters: Nellie Elizabeth "Liz" Castel of Akron, Ohio, Bertha Ann "Midge" Varano of Gans, Pa., Zada Mae "Terry" Power of Landis, North Carolina, Mary Etta Cottrell of Gans, Diane Graham of Point Marion, and Rose Marie Gibbs of Smithfield, Pa.
Friends will be received in the RICHARD R. HEROD FUNERAL HOME, Point Marion, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday, March 27, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with Pastor Wayne White officiating.
Interment follows in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Walter F. Smith
Walter F. "Chef" Smith, 54, of Uniontown, Pa., died Wednesday evening, March 21, 2001.
He was born January 10, 1946, in Knoxville, Tennessee, son of Robert Smith and Modestine Griffin Smith.
He served in the United States Army for over two years.
Surviving are a brother, James Smith and wife, Charmaine, of Uniontown, Pa.; a sister, Waujeana Mitchell and husband, Rev. Claude Mitchell, of Grindstone, Pa.; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Friends will be received in the MURIEL E. LANTZ FUNERAL HOME, 297 East Main Street, Uniontown, Pa., on Monday, March 26, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., the hour of Services with Rev. Claude Mitchell officiating.
Interment follows in Pleasant View Cemetery, Royal Pa.
G. Ernest Weisel
G. Ernest "Ernie" Weisel, 88, of Hawkeye, Scottdale R.D.1, East Huntingdon Township, who was born in Wooddale, Bullskin Township, Fayette County, Pa., died Saturday morning, March 24, 2001, at his home.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy J. Christiansen Weisel, whom he married June 7, 1939; children: Richard C. Weisel and his wife, Judith, of Scottdale R.D.1, Thomas R. Weisel and his wife, Carrol, of Greensburg, Pa., and Jean Weisel Leonard and her husband, Robert Leonard, of Scottdale R.D.1; two grandsons; five granddaughters; five great-grandsons; six great-granddaughters; sisters: Helen Weisel Leighty of Ruffsdale R.D., Pa., Blanche Weisel McBride of Somerset, Pa., and Clara Weisel Lonabaugh of Pittsburgh, Pa.; also numerous nieces and nephews.
Viewing, services, and interment are private for the family.
Arrangements are under direction of the Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, 105 Spring Street, Scottdale, Pa.
Jeanette Winkler, 74, of LaBelle, Pa., and formerly of St. Louis, Missouri, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, in LaFayette Manor, Uniontown.
She is survived by six children: Mary Winkler Klaustermeirer of Hamel, Illinois, Walter Winkler Jr. of St. Charles, Missouri, Gloria Winkler Sloan of LaBelle, Pa., Charles Winkler of Richmond, Virginia, John Winkler of St. Charles, Missouri, and David Winkler of LaBelle, Pa.; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services, which will be held Saturday, March 31, in Hamel, Illinois, are under direction of the Dauderman Mortuary Ltd., Hamel, Illinois.
Mary Shimko Zitney
Mary Shimko Zitney, 97, of Herbert, Pa., passed away Thursday, March 22, 2001, in her home.
She was born December 8, 1903, in Buffington, Pa., daughter of John Shimko and Mary Gletka Shimko.
Mary was a member of St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church in Footedale.
Nine brothers and sisters, John Shimko, Helen Gido, George Shimko, Annie Krejci, George, Steve, Pete, Katie and Emma Shimko, and her parents preceded her in death. She was the last remaining member of her immediate family.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, Pa., on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be said Tuesday, March 27, at 10 a.m. in St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church, Footedale, with Rev. Fr. James L. Popochock as Celebrant.
Interment will follow in St. Mary Assumption Byzantine Catholic Church Cemetery, New Salem, Pa.
Parish Wake Service will be held Monday at 3:30 p.m.
Joseph R. Bosnic
Joseph R. Bosnic, 79, of Indiana, Pa., died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001.
Mr. Bosnic was a graduate of Columbia University with a Masters in Education, and was a prominent football coach at the Dunbar and Redstone High Schools during the 1950ís.
He has lived in Indiana since 1967, and was principle of the Indiana Junior High School, until his retirement in 1983.
He was a highly decorated World War II veteran, participating in 55 combat missions. He was also an active board member of the VFW Post No. 1989.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Bosnic of Indiana; two sons, Cameron Bosnic and his wife, Brenda of Marriottsville, Md., and Don Bosnic and his wife, Cathy of Minetto, N.Y.; three daughters, Yvonne L. Hill and her husband, William of Silver Spring, Md., Colleen K. Martenson and her husband, Marty of Dunwoody, Ga., and Peggy A. Bosnic of Atlanta, Ga.; 12 grandchildren, Billy, Dawn, Daniel, Christopher, Steven and James Hill, Cameron, Patricia, Anna and Benjamin Bosnic, and Austin and Chase Martenson; four sisters, Sofia Plishko and her husband, Frank of Dunbar, Mildred Venneri and her husband, Cosmo of Brooklyn, N.Y., Rose Granchi of Euclid, Ohio, and Sally Honsaker and her husband, Paul of Masontown; and one brother, Richard and wife, Julianne of Germantown, Md.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant grandson, Nicholas Bosnic; and two brothers.
In accord with his wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Friends and family are welcome to pay their respects at the family home. In lieu of flowers, contributions, in Mr. Bosnicís memory, may be made to Family Hospice of Indiana County, 1265 Wayne Ave., Suite 304, Indiana, PA 15701.
Arrangements are being made by the BOWSER-MINICH INC., FUNERAL HOMES, 500 Ben Franklin Rd., South, Indiana, PA 15701.
Hazel V. Burke
Hazel Virginia Burke, 98, of Uniontown, Pa., died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at her residence.
She was born March 4, 1903, in Latrobe, Pa., a daughter of the late Adam George Armel and Ella May Imel Armel.
Also preceding her in death were her husband, the Rev. Henry Edward Burke in 1989; a son, Edward George Burke; two brothers, Frank and Ray Armel; and three sisters, Ivy Hermanzack, Pearl Zitterbart and Gladys Armel.
Surviving are a daughter, Hazel Virginia McCune and her husband, Kenneth McCune of Uniontown; two sons, Earl Gilbert Burke and his wife, Estella of Chads Ford, Pa., and Everett Armel Burke and his wife, Juanita of Nevada; a daughter-in-law, Lennie Burke of Brunswick, Me; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Burke was a member of the Oliver No. 3 Mission and was the oldest surviving member of her immediate family.
Friends will be received in the JEROME W. SHELL FUNERAL HOME, 164 South Mt. Vernon Ave., Uniontown, on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Tuesday until 11 a.m., the hour of service, with the Rev. William Fish officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park.