Pearl Marie Balog Savona Berrish
Pearl Marie Balog Savona Berrish, 75, of Stockdale, Pa., died Saturday, January 27, 2001, in Monongahela Valley Hospital Inc., Carroll Township.
She was born June 10, 1925, in Brownsville, Pa., daughter of Steve Balog and Ida Ivory Balog.
Pearl was a member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Roscoe, Pa., AMVETS Post 103 in Hopwood, Pa., and American Legion Post 801 Auxiliary, Roscoe.
She had been employed at the former G. C. Murphy Store in Brownsville, Pa.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Frank J. Savona, her second husband, Elmer Berrish, a brother, Steve Balog, sisters, Sue Teasdale, Julia Zagurski, Ida Russin, and her parents.
She is survived by three children: Frank J. Savona and his wife, Mary, of Brownsville, Pa., Mary and her husband, Andy Hoover, of Maryland, and Donna M. and her husband, Bill Clark, of Stockdale, Pa.; six grandchildren: Frank Hoover, Michael J. Savona, Richard Hoover, Tara Savona, Crystal Clark, Tanya Clark; one great-grandson, Richard Hoover; two sisters: Lavada Vingelli and her family of Brooklyn, New York, and Elizabeth and her husband, Bill Deems, and their family of Greensburg, Pa.; stepsons: Richard L. Berrish and his wife, Donna, and their family of Plum Boro, Pa., and John E. Berrish and his wife, Penny, and their family of South Dakota; step-granddaughter, Maryann Balcik; also numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME, 135 Park Street, Brownsville, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. where a Prayer Service will be held Tuesday, January 30, at 9:15 am.
A Funeral Mass follows at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Roscoe, with Rev. Fr. George J. Moneck as Celebrant.
Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.
Frank Ricco Lodge 731 will conduct services in the Funeral Home today at 7 p.m.
Nicholas Henry Cavallaro
Nicholas Henry Cavallaro, 80, of Ralph, Pa., passed away Thursday, January 25, 2001, at home.
He was born May 29, 1920, in Menallen Township, Fayette County, Pa., son of Lari Cavallaro and Ethel Guy Cavallaro.
He was a member of The Church of the Madonna, retired employee of the Ford Motor Company, and a former employee of J & L Steel’s Bobtown Mine.
Nicholas was a Veteran of World War II who served with the United States Army and a member of American Legion Post 590 in Republic and Post 6032 in Melvindale, Michigan, where he served with the Color Guard.
His wife, Mary Frances Tutsle Cavallaro, a daughter, Christine, a great-grandson, Antonio Lorenzo Cavallaro, a sister, Katherine Dragone, and his parents preceded him in death.
He is survived by a son, Lawrence Cavallaro and his wife, Flora Rose, of Taylor, Michigan; a daughter, Theresa Marie Cavallaro, and his soon-to-be son-in-law, Clarence, of Ralph, Pa.; grandchildren: Robert, Melissa, Kristy, Laura, Heather, Sabrina; great-grandsons: Daniel and Joshua; a sister, Marge Johnson of Uniontown, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.
He will be deeply missed by his family and friends!
Friends will be received in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, Pa., today, January 29, until 10 a.m. when brief prayers will be said.
A Mass of Christian Burial follows at 10:30 a.m. in The Church of The Madonna, Cardale, with Rev. Fr. Ronald J. Rutkowski as Celebrant.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery where Military Honors will be accorded by American Legion Post 753, New Salem.
Visitation was also held Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m.
Genevieve Pegg Crutchman, 84, of Aliquippa, Pa., and formerly of Uniontown, Pa., passed away Saturday, January 27, 2001, in Beaver Valley Nursing Center, Beaver Falls, Pa.
She was born May 18, 1916, in Keisterville, Pa., daughter of John Pegg and Hettie Frost Pegg.
She was a member of Pleasant View Presbyterian Church, Margaret E. Caven Shrine No. 42, and Uniontown Chapter No. 263 Order of the Eastern Star.
Her husband, Orville "Bo" Crutchman, a daughter, Carol Ann Jesko, and her parents preceded her in death.
She is survived by a daughter, Dolores Boord of Aliquippa, Pa.; nine grandchildren: Raymond Boord and his wife, Kathy, of Demotte, Indiana, Holly Balash and her husband, Robert, of Phoenix, Arizona, John Boord and his wife, Nancy, of Newport News, Virginia, Brian Boord and his wife, Donna, of Baden, Pa., Beth Boord of Phoenix, Arizona, Terri Popson and her husband, Richard, Kathy Byers and her husband, Bruce, all of Uniontown, Pa., Scott Jesko and his wife, Lisa, of Henderson, Nevada, and Kevin Jesko of Uniontown, Pa.; 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
Friends will be received in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, Pa., on Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, January 31, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with her Pastor, Rev. Keith Conover, officiating.
Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.
Betty Jean Duckworth
Betty Jean Duckworth, 76, of Prittstown, Bullskin Township, Pa., a graduate of the former Ramsay High School in Mount Pleasant, passed away early Saturday morning, January 27, 2001, at her home.
She is survived by her loving sister, Helen Duckworth Stewart of Prittstown with whom she resided; dear niece, Leslie and her husband, Larry Halfhill, of Connellsville, Pa.; greatnieces: Julie Halfhill, Jenny Halfhill, Jodi Halfhill; two great-greatnieces and one great-greatnephew.
Friends and family will be received in the Brooks Funeral Home Inc., 111 East Green Street, Connellsville, Pa., today until 11 a.m.
John Thomas Gersna Sr.
John Thomas Gersna Sr., 80, of 22 Lincoln Street, Cokeburg, Pa., who was born in Somerset Township, died Sunday, January 28, 2001, at 12:45 a.m. in his home.
He is survived by four children: John T. Gersna Jr. of Cokeburg, Evelyn Sampey of Cokeburg, Lorraine Dale Nipar of Bethel Park, Pa., and Jeanette Frances Diulus of Dormont, Pa.; grandchildren: Lisa Jones, Christine Hrutkay, Amy Booth, Jonathan Nipar, Ali Nipar, Kellie Hollenbach, Daniel John Gersna, Charles Diulus, Matthew Diulus; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Susan Gersna Vodhanel of Irwin, Pa.
Friends will be received in the Greenlee Funeral Home 619 Main Street, Bentleyville, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday, January 31, until 9 a.m.
Clyde L. Hixson
Clyde L. Hixson, 77, of Uniontown, Pa., died Saturday, January 27, 2001, in Resthaven Personal Care Home, Uniontown.
He was born March 5, 1923, in Uniontown, Pa., son of Jesse D. Hixson and Catharine Wood Hixson.
He graduated from the former North Union High School in the Class of 1942, was a Veteran of World War II who served with the United States Army and also the Korean War, and a member of American Legion Post 51 and V.F.W. Post 47 both in Uniontown, Hopwood AMVETS Post 103, Uniontown Volunteer Fire Department Union Hose Company # 1, and Catholic War Veterans.
Four brothers, James, David, Neil and Franklin, a sister, May Luanne Romesburg, and his parents preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Bertha C. "Gale" Hixson; two sons: Clyde L. Hixson Jr. of Alabama and Jesse D. Hixson of Panama City, Florida; eight grandchildren: Cyndi Hixson whom they raised, Tammy and her husband, Alan Parris, Elizabeth and her husband, James Cocharan, Clyde L. Hixson III, Jesse Hixson Jr., Sandy Cantor, Kevin Lewis, and Stacey Lewis; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers: William G. Hixson and his wife, Hulda, of Uniontown, George D. Hixson and his wife, Frances, of Hazel Park, Michigan, and Edwin M. Hixson and his wife, Shirley, of Falls Church, Virginia; and a sister, Benita and her husband, Kenneth Jeffries, of Oliver One, Uniontown.
Friends will be received in the DOLFI FUNERAL HOME, Uniontown, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, January 30, until 11 a.m., the hour of Service with Rev. William D. Rodahaver officiating.
Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, where Military Honors will be accorded by V.F.W Post 47 and American Legion Post 51.
Uniontown Volunteer Fire Department will conduct Services this evening at 7:30 p.m.
Susan Hllavach, L.P.N., 96, of the Beaver Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in South Beaver Township, and formerly of Uniontown, Pa., died Saturday, January 27, 2001, in the Nursing Center.
Born May 30, 1904, in Lamberton, Fayette County, Pa., she was the daughter of Andrew Hllavach and Susan Lichy Hllavach.
She was Lutheran by faith and had been a Licensed Practical Nurse at Uniontown Hospital.
Three sisters, Margaret K. Messing, Helen Donavan, Pauline Hllavach, and her parents preceded her in death.
She is survived by a brother, Joseph Hllavach, and a sister, Mrs. Carmen (Jean) Altamonte, both of Uniontown, Pa., and several nephews and nieces.
Friends will be received in the HILL & KUNSELMAN FUNERAL HOME at the corner of 38th Street and 4th Avenue, 3801 Fourth Avenue, College Hill, Beaver Falls, Pa., on Thursday, February 1, from 9 a.m. until the time of Service at 10 a.m. The Rev. David Saylor will officiate.
Private interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown.
Irene Sabo Hornick
Irene Sabo Hornick, 80, of California, Pa., formerly of Hiller, died Sunday, January 28, 2001, in Brownsville General Hospital.
Born November 10, 1920, in Brownsville, Pa., she was a daughter of Daniel Sabo and Anna Kovach Sabo.
Irene was a member of Calvin United Presbyterian Church, Brownsville, where she was a member of the Ladies Aid Society. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the LaBelle Volunteer Fire Company.
She was preceded in death by brothers Rudolph, Bill, Dan, John, and Alec, her parents, and by her husband, Joseph Andrew Hornick, who died in 1999.
Surviving are her children: Carol Ann and her husband, Dennis Jenko, with whom she recently made her home in California, Pa., and Joseph D. Hornick of Amity, Pa.; sister, Margaret Bado of Ravenna, Ohio; seven granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends in the CONFER FUNERAL HOME, 515 Front Street, Brownsville, Pa., tonight from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday, January 31, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. in Calvin United Presbyterian Church, 307 Spring Street, Brownsville, by her Pastor, Rev. Aleda Arnold Menchyk, and also by her dear friend, Rev. Alexander Jalso.
Burial will follow in Redstone Cemetery, Brownsville.
In addition to flowers, contributions to "Ladies Aid Society", %Calvin United Presbyterian Church, 307 Spring Street, Brownsville, PA 15417.
A Prayer Service will be conducted Tuesday evening at 7:30 p. m.
Robert E. Hostetler
Robert E. "Pap" Hostetler, 71, of Uniontown, Pa., died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Friday, January 26, 2001, at his home.
He was born September 26, 1929, in Lambert, Pa., to Herman R. Hostetler and Margaret Schaffer Hostetler.
His wife, Donna Lee Kerr Hostetler, died in 1999. Also deceased are a sister, Mary Margaret Hostetler, a son-in-law, James M. Hall, and his parents.
"Pap’s" first job was working in the Lambert Coke Ovens. From there he took a tour of duty with the United States Army during post World War II.
After completing his time in the service he worked for United States Steel at the Clairton Steel Works, Connellsville Cab Company, and then a position in bottling at the Anchor Hocking Glass Company from which he retired after 13 years.
Bob was member of AMVETS General George C. Marshall Post 103 in Hopwood, Pa.
He is survived by a daughter, Mary M. Hall; three grandchildren: Donna L. Hall and James R. Hall both of Uniontown and Joseph V. Wilson of Brownsville, Pa.; great-grandson, Joseph T. Wilson of New Geneva, Pa.; two brothers: Herman R. Hostetler Jr. of Masontown, Pa., and David Hostetler of Cleveland, Ohio; two sisters: Evelyn Mozak and Juanita Klein both of Warren, Ohio; a special friend, Joleen Schran; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends in the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 80 MORGANTOWN STREET, UNIONTOWN, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
On Tuesday, January 30, visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Services will then be held with the Rev. Kenneth E. Jones officiating.
Full Military Rites will be accorded by AMVETS Post 103 at Sylvan Heights Cemetery.