Almira Muti Matteucci
Almira T. "Alma" Muti Matteucci of Coal Center and formerly of Brownsville, Pa., died Sunday, January 28, 2001, at her home.
She was born in Brownsville, Pa., daughter of Louis Muti and Theresa Porco Muti.
She was a member of The Historic Church of St. Peter in Brownsville, Pa.
A brother, Daniel Muti, and her parents preceded her in death.
She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Dennis D. "Denny" Matteucci; a son, Gary Matteucci, Chicago, Illinois; a daughter, Lisa and her husband, Rob Breuche, of Virginia; two grandsons: Kyle Breuche and Sean Breuche; one brother, Anthony Muti and his wife, Louise, Golden, Colorado; and one niece, LiAna Fuentes, and her son, Roman Fuentes, Lake Havasu, Arizona.
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 Wednesday, January 31, at 9:30 a.m.
A Funeral Mass follows at 10 a.m. in The Historic Church of St. Peter in Brownsville with Rev. Fr. Vincent Gigliotti as Celebrant.
Entombment will follow in Chapel of Peace Mausoleum, LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.
Frank Ricco Lodge 731 will conduct services in the Funeral Home today at 6 p.m.
Orlando J. Matteucci
Orlando J. "Lundo" Matteucci, 78, of Rices Landing, who was born in Mather, Pa., and graduated from Jefferson High School class of 1941, died Sunday, January 28, 2001, in Greene County Memorial Hospital, Waynesburg.
On August 31, 1946, he married Dairia "Dora" Ferrari Matteucci, who survives. Also surviving are a sister, Bermundy Matteucci Sullivan of Warren, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the Behm Funeral Home Inc., 1477 Jefferson Road, Jefferson, Pa., Gregory P. Rohanna, Supervisor, on Wednesday from 3 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, February 1, until 10 a.m.
Loretta Shipp Naylor
Loretta Mae Shipp Naylor, 81, of Smithfield, Pa., who was born in Crellin, Maryland, died Monday, January 29, 2001, at her home.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary Naylor, of Smithfield; her sons: Delmar Naylor of Strongsville, Ohio, and Robert Naylor of Point Marion, Pa.; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Arrangements will be announced by the Richard R. Herod Funeral Home, 501 Morgantown Street, Point Marion.
Katherine B. Novotney
Katherine B. Yanos Novotney, 86, of Footedale, Pa., passed away suddenly Sunday, January 28, 2001, in Uniontown Hospital.
She was born November 7, 1914, in Leckrone, Pa., daughter of John J. Yanos and Katherine Keracik Yanos.
She was a member of St. Procopius Roman Catholic Church and Charter Member of the National Slovak Society.
Her husband, John Novotney, a son-in-law, George Sofranko, and her parents preceded her in death.
She is survived by a daughter, Dolores Sofranko of Footedale; two sons: Donald Novotney Sr. and his wife, Jacqueline, of Plainsville, Ohio, and Bernard Novotney Sr. and his wife, Darlene, of Wickliffe, Ohio; seven grandchildren: Donald Jr., Claudia, Kimberly, Christine, Katherine, Bernard Jr. and Cynthia; five great-grandchildren: Nicholas, Ashley, Samuel, Genesis and Natalie; and two sisters: Wilma Yandura and Ann Solarsick both of Michigan.
Friends will be received in the DEARTH FUNERAL HOME, New Salem, Pa., today from 2 to 9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Wednesday, January 31, at 9:30 a.m. in St. Procopius Roman Catholic Church, New Salem, with Rev. Fr. Andrew M. Kawecki as Celebrant.
Interment will follow in St. Procopius Church Cemetery.
Parish Wake Service will be held today at 3:30 p.m.
Fred Piern, 85, a lifelong resident of Connellsville, Pa., and a graduate of Connellsville High School Class of 1933, died Monday, January 29, 2001, in Integrated Health System of Greater Pittsburgh, Greensburg, Pa.
He is survived by two children: Freddi V. Piern and his wife, Janet, of Mount Pleasant, Pa., and Sheryl and her husband, James Carroll, of North Huntingdon, Pa.; half brother, Clarence "Skeeter" Piern; eight grandchildren; sister-in-law, Gwen Piern of Connellsville; stepbrother, Ralph Clark and his wife, Doris; stepsisters: Eleanor Homer and Kathleen Rowe and her husband, John, all of Connellsville; also many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the Paul G. Fink Funeral Home Inc., 418 North Pittsburgh Street, Connellsville, Pa., today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Melvina Harris Presock
Melvina Sue Harris Presock, 82, of Orbisonia, Huntingdon County, Pa., passed away Friday, January 26, 2001.
She was born July 25, 1918, in Coal Center, Pa., daughter of Virginius Gene Harris and Melvina Isaphenia (Harris) Harris.
Her husband, Richard Presock, died in 1980. Her parents are also deceased.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and George Laird of Orbisonia, Pa.; a brother, Joseph Harris of Mason, Michigan; sisters: Claire Jean Claypool of Pittsburgh, Pa., Virginia Lee Conn of Valpariso, Indiana, and Donna Jean Federinko of Wellington, Ohio; and one granddaughter, Amanda Kay Laird of Orbisonia, Pa.
Friends will be received at the MARISCOTTI FUNERAL HOME INC., Anthony N. Mariscotti, Supervisor, 323 Fourth Street, California, Pa., on Wednesday, January 31, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Services will then be held with Rev. J. W. Hormell officiating.
Interment will be private.
Elvera Libertini Rates
Elvera M. Libertini Rates, 67, of Brownsville, Pa., died Monday, January 29, 2001, at her home.
She was born December 15, 1933, in Vesta Six, Pa., daughter of Vito Libertini and Elizabeth Bowers Libertini.
She was a member of The Historic Church of St. Peter in Brownsville and Rosa Garabaldi Brownsville Lodge, and retired as Head Cook from Brownsville Area School District.
Her husband, Charles A. Rates Sr., a sister, Katherine Rioli, and her parents preceded her in death.
She is survived by three children: Charles A. Rates Jr. and his wife, Rebecca, East Clarion, Ohio, Kathleen "Kate" Rates and Cynthia Rates both of Brownsville, Pa.; three grandchildren: Thomas J. Rates, Brandi E. Rates, Colette Mace; two brothers: David Libertini, Hiller, Pa., and Lewis Libertini, Brownsville, Pa.; several 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 Wednesday, January 31, at 12 Noon.
A Funeral Mass follows at 12:30 p.m. in The Historic Church of St. Peter in Brownsville with Rev. Fr. Vincent Gigliotti as Celebrant.
Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill.
Alex D. Shashura
Alex D. Shashura, 81, of Malden, Pa., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 29, 2001.
Born March 27, 1919, in Homestead, Pa., he was a son of Artem Shashura and Matrona Chuyka Shashura.
Alex was a member of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in West Brownsville.
A World War II Veteran, he was a member of Hancock-McCune-Horne American Legion Post 705, Centerville.
He retired in 1981 from J&Lís Vesta 5 Mine where he had 43 years of service.
He was the owner/operator of the Malden Drive-In Theatre for 13 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, by brothers, George, Joseph, Charles and John, and by sisters, Anna and Mary.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Pauline Losko Shashura; their children: Paula and her husband, John Gutosky, Alexa and her husband, Steve Hvizda, and Alexander Shashura and his wife, Carol; his brother, Steve Shashura; 10 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends in the CONFER FUNERAL HOME, 515 Front Street, Brownsville, Pa., on Wednesday from 1 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, February 1, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Funeral Services will then be conducted by The Very Rev. Fr. R. George York.
Burial will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa., where Military Honors will be accorded by his American Legion Post.
Parastas will be Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. with his Archpriest, The Very Rev. Fr. Samuel Smolcic.
Joseph B. Shupink
Joseph B. "Bloom" Shupink, 85, of Coal Center, Pa., died Sunday, January 28, 2001, in Monongahela Valley Hospital Inc., Carroll Township.
He was born August 6, 1915, in California, Pa., son of Julius Shupink and Antonina Buvit Shupink.
"Bloom" served in the United States Army during World War II in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre and was awarded the Bronze Star.
He was an avid baseball fan and a sports writer for both the Brownsville Telegraph and the California Sentinel.
He was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church, American Legion Post 377, and the California Polish Club.
His first wife, Margaret Sileskie Shupink, died in 1989 and his second wife, Susan Zelnis Shupink, died in 1991. Also deceased are a brother, Nick Shupink, sisters, Bertha Zober and Josephine Shupink, and his parents.
Left to cherish he memory are his brother, William Shupink, of Levittown, Pa., and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at the MARISCOTTI FUNERAL HOME INC., 323 Fourth Street, California, Pa., today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be said Wednesday, January 31, at 10 a.m. in St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church, California, Pa., with Rev. Fr. Mark J. Skertich as Celebrant.
Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Coal Center.