Paul Seman, 77, of Perryopolis, Pa., died Wednesday, September 27, 2000, at 12:20 p.m., in his home.
He was born Feb. 26, 1923, in Whitsett, Pa., son of the late Michael and Mary Urban Seman.
Paul was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Perryopolis, a member of the United Mine Workers' Association, and a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army Air Force.
Surviving are his wife, Doris May Boshinsky Seman; one son, Randy P. Seman and wife, Bernadine of Perryopolis, Pa.; two daughters, Mrs. Mike (Sandy) Kubina of West Virginia, and Kathy Lang of Perryopolis, Pa.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, John Seman of Perryopolis, Pa.; and one sister, Mrs. Emil (Ann) Bossarilo of Cleveland, Ohio.
Friends will be received in the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME INC., 106 East Independence St., Perryopolis, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where Panachida Services will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m., followed by Funeral Liturgy at 10 a.m., in the St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Perryopolis, with the Rev. Fr. Robert Halus as celebrant.
Interment will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery, Perryopolis. Parastas Services will be held this afternoon at 3 p.m.
Bernice L. Smith
Bernice L. (Bunky) Smith, 74, of Connellsville died Friday, Sept. 22, in Highlands Hospital, Connellsville.
She is survived by her first husband, Donald L. Summerson of Dover; three sons, Jeffery L. Summerson of Connellsville, Terry W. Summerson of Fairmont, W. Va., and Charles S. Smith of Lock Haven; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mildred L. Stimpson of Connellsville.
Arrangements are under the direction of Vito C. Martucci Funeral Home, Connellsville. Services be held on Saturday, Sept. 30, at Central Fellowship Church, 316 N. Arch St., Connellsville.
Steve Sokol, 84, of Bitner, Pa., died Thursday, September 28, 2000, in Beverly Health Care Center, Uniontown, Pa.
She was born May 14, 1916, in Waltersburg, Pa., the son of the late Joseph and Frances Vesley Sokol.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Joseph Sokol; and two sisters, Frances Wilson and Margaret Burwell.
He was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Roman Catholic Church.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 62 years, Elizabeth Sabatula Sokol of Bitner Place; a son, George Sokol and his wife, Mary Anne of Warren, Ohio; two grandchildren, David Sokol and his wife, Kathie and Denise Sokol; and a sister, Mary Croftcheck of Allison.
Friends will be received in the DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, Uniontown, on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, until 9:15 a.m., at which time a Blessing Service will be held, followed by a Mass of Christian burial in St. Vincent DePaul R.C. Church, with the Rev. Fr. John Butler as celebrant. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.
Mary Ann Stanek
Mary Ann Podgorski Stanek, 75, of Mount Pleasant RD 4 died Tuesday at her residence.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph Stanek Sr.; one son, Joseph Stanek Jr. of Virginia and two daughters, Mrs. Michael (Phyllis) Marinucci of Manassas, Va., and Mrs. Thomas (Lorraine) Swinger of Greensburg.
Friends will be received at Brooks Funeral Home, 406 E. Washington St., Mount Pleasant, today until noon.
Bonnie A. Valentic
Bonnie Ann Capin Valentic, 54, of Hopwood, Pa., passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2000, in her home.
She was born March 2, 1946, in Uniontown, Pa., the daughter of the late Martin G. Capin and Anna Elizabeth Schiffbauer Capin.
She was a member of St. Therese Roman Catholic Church.
Bonnie worked for several years as a Service Representative for Bell Atlantic.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Chuck A. Valentic; her loving children: sons, Martin A. Valentic and wife, Jennifer of Washington, Pa.; and Rich A. Valentic of Pittsburgh; a daughter, Julie A. Valentic, at home; grandchildren, Joshua R. and Nicholas R. Valentic; a sister, Jane Hutchinson and husband, Jack Hutchinson of Hopwood; nieces, Jennifer A. Hutchinson, Jill E. Hutchinson and Jaclyn R. Hutchinson; and a nephew, Jeffrey J. Hutchinson.
Friends will be received in the STEPHEN E. KEZMARSKY III FUNERAL HOME AT 71 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., Uniontown, today until 9 a.m., when a Blessing Service will be held, followed by a 9:30 a.m., Mass of Christian burial in St. Therese R.C. Church, with the Rev. Fr. Kenneth Zaccagnini as celebrant.
Interment will be in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.
Grace McNair Brown
Grace E. McNair Brown, 84, of Mount Pleasant, who was born in Sommerfield, Fayette County, Pa., died Friday, April 13, 2001, in Frick Hospital, Mount Pleasant.
She is survived by a daughter, Betty Brown Murphy of Kecksburg, Pa.; grandchildren: Sherry Kinkead of Mount Pleasant, Denise Gaskill of Blairsville, Pa., and Chris Murphy of South Carolina; great-grandchildren: Courtney Kinkead and Jeffrey Murphy; stepdaughter, Helen Fleming Baker of Somerset; and a brother, William McNair and his wife, Freda, of Mount Pleasant.
Friends will be received at the Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 406 East Washington Street, Mount Pleasant, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 11 a.m.
Leonard Collins, 62, of Buffington, New Salem, Pa., passed away Saturday, April 14, 2001, at his home with his family by his side.
Friends will be received in the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem, Pa., on Monday after 2 p.m. Additional arrangements will be announced.
Mary DiMartino Danton
Mary F. DiMartino Danton, 86, of Jeannette, Pa., who was born in Naples, Italy, died Saturday, April 14, 2001, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg.
She is survived by three daughters: Darlene Hand-Reich and her husband, Lewis Reich, of Jeannette, Linda Hand-Wuslich and her husband, Raymond Wuslich, of North Huntingdon, Pa., and Scarlet Hand-Baxter and her husband, Thomas Baxter, of Gibbon Glade, Pa.; sisters: Elizabeth DiMartino Austin and her husband, Richard Austin, of Jeannette, Lee DiMartino Crimboli and her husband, William Crimboli, of Greensburg, Pa., Jean DiMartino Ponterio and Josephine DiMartino Hoenshell and her husband, Lewis Hoenshell, all of Jeannette; brother, Lawrence DiMartino and his wife, Norma, of Florida; grandchildren: Eric R. Wuslich, Ryan L. Wuslich, Kelli Cashin, Chad Baxter; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the John V. Graziano Funeral Home Inc., 228 North Second Street, Jeannette, Pa., on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, April 18, until 9:15 a.m.
Benjamin J. DiNunno
Benjamin J. DiNunno, 72, died Sunday, April 8, 2001.
He was a former resident of Fayette County, Pa., graduate of the former South Union High School with the Class of 1946, and a former resident of Atria/Manresa Assisted Living in Annapolis, Maryland.
Retired, he had been an auto worker from 1956 to 1997 at Ford Motor Company’s Walton Hills Plant in Bedford, Ohio.
His parents, Severino DiNunno and Concetta Fronsaglia DiNunno, of Uniontown, Pa., are deceased.
He is survived by one brother, Joseph DiNunno, of Annapolis, Maryland; and nephews and nieces in the Pittsburgh, Pa., and Uniontown, Pa., areas.
Friends are invited to join with his family for a Commemorative Service which will be held Friday, April 20, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 60 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the DiNunno Family Memorial Scholarship, Penn State Fayette Campus, Post Office Box 519, Uniontown, PA 15401 or Hospice of the Chesapeake, 8424 Veterans Highway, Millersville, MD 21108.
Dorothy K. Eisenhuth
Dorothy Knode Eisenhuth, 93, of Hiller, Pa., went to be with The Lord on Saturday, April 14, 2001, from Brownsville General Hospital.
Arrangements are in the care of the Confer Funeral Home, 515 Front Street, Brownsville, Pa., and will be announced.
Philip George Kulha
Philip George Kulha, 54, of North Huntingdon, Pa., died Thursday, April 12, 2001, in Baldock Health Care Centre, North Huntingdon.
He is survived by his parents, George Kulha and Margaret Gendek Kulha of Tarrs, Pa.; his wife of 25 years, Louise A. Good Kulha; daughter, Mellissa Dawn Kulha at home; sisters: Nancy Kulha Dellgross and her husband, Lanny Dellgross, Margie Kulha Sossa and her husband, Ed Sossa, and Liz Kulha Teaters and her husband, Tom Teaters, all of Ruffsdale, Pa., and Monica Kulha Pawlikowski and her husband, Ed Pawlikowski, of Hunker, Pa.; also numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at Galone-Caruso’s, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 204 Eagle Street, Mount Pleasant, Pa., today from 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 9:15 a.m.
James B. McDowell, D.D.S.
James B. McDowell, D.D.S., 84, of Greensburg, who was born in Scottdale, Pa., who enjoyed Scouting in his youth and as advancement chairman in Boy Scout Troop 408, Greensburg, and was most proud of his three sons and three of his grandsons who are Eagle Scouts, and his daughter, a teacher, died Thursday, April 12, 2001, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg.
He is survived by his children: J. Bruce McDowell of Washington, Pa., Francis J. McDowell of Greensburg, Pa., Martha M. (McDowell) Schott of Boiling Springs, Pa., and Robert B. McDowell II of North Huntingdon; grandchildren: Nathan P. Schott, Brian J. Schott, Eric J. Schott, William V., Alex J., Maxwell R., and Madeline C.; and a sister, Nancy M. (McDowell) Clark of Scottdale, Pa.
Services, which were held Saturday at 10:30 a.m., and entombment were under direction of the Bacha Funeral Home Inc., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg, Pa.
Stephen A. Rabatin Jr.
Stephen A. Rabatin Jr., 81, of Smock, Pa., died Friday, April 13, 2001, at his home.
He was born August 2, 1919, in Star Junction, Pa., the son of Stephen A. Rabatin Sr. and Catherine Sharish Rabatin.
He was a veteran of World War II who served in the United States Army as a sergeant and mechanic in North Africa and the European Theatre.
He was a retired Coal Miner who worked at United States Steel’s Robena Mine at various shafts and also worked at the Red Lion Mine near Fayette City, Pa.
He was a member of St. Hedwig Roman Catholic Church in Smock and served as an Usher.
He was also a member of the Smock Historical Society, United Mine Workers of America District 5 Pensioners Club where he served as Treasurer, V. F. W. Post 47 in Uniontown, and Perryopolis Slovak Catholic Sokol.
He was also a former member of The Bill Francis Band and various other local bands.
His wife, Helen Beercheck Rabatin, died July 10, 1996. His parents are also deceased.
He is survived by two sons: Gregory Rabatin and his wife, Kimberly, of Flatwoods, Pa., and Gerald Rabatin and his wife, Valerie, at home; two daughters: Joyce and her husband, Richard Medvitz, of Uniontown, Pa., and Lorraine and her husband, Bill Corbin, of Bear Rocks, Pa.; three grandchildren: Richard Medvitz, Ryan Medvitz, Melanie Medvitz; a brother, Edward Rabatin of Star Junction, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at the HAKY FUNERAL HOMES INC., 139 West Fayette Street, Uniontown, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday, April 17, until 9:15 a.m. when a Blessing Service will be held.
A Mass of Christian Burial follows at 10 a.m. in St. Hedwig’s Roman Catholic Church, Smock, with Rev. Fr. John A. Sedlak as Celebrant.
Interment will follow in St. Hedwig’s Cemetery, Smock, where Military Honors will be accorded by V.F.W. Post 47 of Uniontown.
The Rosary Confraternity will recite the Partner Parish Rosary in the funeral home on Monday at 7:30 p.m.
Vigil Service will be held in the funeral home on Monday at 8:30 p.m.