M. James Hennen Jr.
Owned James Hennen Jewelers
M. James Hennen Jr., 80, of 519 Fourth Avenue, Waynesburg, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 11, 1998, in Greene County Memorial Hospital, Waynesburg, following a short illness.
He was born October 28, 1917, in Waynesburg, a son of M. James Sr. and Jessie Salome Shape Hennen.
Mr. Hennen, a jeweler at James Hennen Jewelers, was a 1935 graduate of Waynesburg High School and a 1939 graduate of Waynesburg College. He had been a 68-year member of the First Baptist Church of Waynesburg, served on various boards of the church and was on the committee that selected all the stained glass windows at the church in 1961.
Mr. Hennen was a member of the Issac Walton League, Greene Academy of Art, and was a life member of CornerStone Genealogical Society. He also was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and was one of the founders of the Warrior Trail in Greene County. Mr. Hennen was a certified gemologist of the American Gem Society.
He owned and operated with his wife the James Hennen Jewelers from 1946 until 1981.
His wife, Dorothy Tennant Hennen, whom he married July 3, 1940, died April 29, 1995.
Surviving are a daughter, Cynthia H. Edwards of Waynesburg; a son, Gary J. Hennen of DuBois; four grandchildren, Eric S. Hennen, Kristin B. Hennen, Steven J. Ingram and Matthew K. Hull; and one stepgrandson, Kyle R. Dornan.
Deceased are three brothers, Conrad Hennen, Bernard Hennen and Kenneth Hennen; and twin sisters, Neva Myers and NomaCupler.
Wayne Robert Kuhns
Owner of Kuhns Fencing Co. of Washington
Wayne Robert "Butch" Kuhns, 55, of Claysville, died at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 11, 1998, in Oakland V.A. Hospital, following a two-month illness.
He was born March 2, 1943, in McKeesport, a son of Robert W. Kuhns of Ocala, Fla., and the late Nancy M. Bedell Kuhns.
Mr. Kuhns was Apostolic.
He was the owner of Kuhns Fencing Co.
Mr. Kuhns attended McGuffey schools and served in the U.S. Marines.
He was a member and past president of Washington Flyers Club and a member and past president of Washington Chess Club.
On February 4, 1966, he married Janet Marie Hall, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Wendy R. Grandel of Washington and Julie A. Kuhns of Claysville; four brothers, James J. Kuhns Triadelphia, W.Va., the Rev. Richard E. Kuhns of Columbia Station, Ohio, Charles H. Kuhns of Scio, Ohio, and Layne G. Kuhns of Elyria, Ohio; a stepbrother, James Scott of Ocala, Fla.; a sister, Nancy M. Lackey of Ocala, Fla.; a granddaughter, Morgan R. Grandel; and his stepmother, Viola Scott Kuhns of Ocala, Fla.
Member of St. Oliver Plunkett Church
Helen Laskody, 81, of Vesta 6, died Tuesday, August 11, 1998, in Monongahela Valley Hospital.
She was born October 5, 1916.
Mrs. Laskody was a member of St. Oliver Plunkett Roman Catholic Church, Fredericktown.
Her husband, George J. Laskody, is deceased.
Surviving are a son, George J. Laskody Jr. of Vesta 6; a daughter, Kathie Laskody Burchick of Maxwell; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, John Wallace of Bobtown.
Omar Earl Lemley Jr.
Former Mt. Morris resident
Omar Earl Lemley Jr., 45, of 16002 St. John Court, Houston, Texas, formerly of Mt. Morris, died at 5:20 p.m. Monday, August 10, 1998, in Veterans Medical Center, Houston, Texas.
He was born February 13, 1953, in Waynesburg, a son of Thelma Pearl Walters Lemley Anderson of Ocala, Fla., and the late Omar Franklin Lemley.
Mr. Lemley was an auto mechanic and enjoyed golf.
He served in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Vietnam War.
Mr. Lemley was a member of Golf Meadows Church in Houston.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his stepfather, Raymond Anderson of Ocala, Fla.; his common law wife, Peggy Luccisano Smith; a daughter, Lee Ann Lemley of Serrea, Calif.; a granddaughter; a brother, Robert Scott Lemley of Houston, Texas; a sister, Kathleen Sponsler of Parkersburg, W.Va.; and an aunt.
Floyd B. Longstreth
Member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Castile Ridge
Floyd B. Longstreth, 87, of Waynesburg R.D.1, died Tuesday, August 11, 1998, in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg.
He was born June 17, 1911, in Gilmore Township, Greene County, a son of William and Della Roberts Longstreth.
Mr. Longstreth was a self-employed farmer and also had been a school bus driver for Pryor Bus Service in Marianna.
He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Castile Ridge.
On February 14, 1940, he married Beatrice Young Longstreth, who died November 28, 1991.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are three sisters, Lorraine Tucker, Janet Clark and Audrene Iams; and four brothers, Chester Longstreth, and three infant brothers.
Bertha T. Marlowe
Greene County native
Bertha T. Marlowe, 93, of Waynesburg, formerly of Wheeling, W.Va., died at 6:15 p.m. Monday, August 10, 1998, in Greene County Memorial Hospital, Waynesburg.
She was born March 25, 1905, in Nettle Hill, Greene County, a daughter of George W. and Nancy Florence Bristor Thompson.
Mrs. Marlowe was a homemaker and a member of Fourth Street Methodist Church, Wheeling, W.Va.
She worked for various companies as a salesperson and doing office work.
Surviving are a daughter, Eileene V. Kirkpatrick of Roanoke, Va.; a grandson, Kevin M. Kirkpatrick; a sister, Loretta Fox of Waynesburg; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are her husband, Harry M. Marlowe, who died December 29, 1963; and three brothers, Raymond, Howard and Earl Thompson.
Beatrice Santini Petty
Member of Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church
Beatrice G. Santini Petty, 88, of Monessen, died Monday, August 10, 1998, in Mon Valley Hospital.
She was born September 1, 1909, in North Belle Vernon, a daughter of Herbert and Viola Wreath Wilkinson.
Mrs. Petty was a member of Epiphany of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church.
Her first husband, Edmund Santini, is deceased.
Surviving are her second husband, Frank J. Petty; three sons, Edmund Eugene Santini Jr. of Lynnwood, Leonard Santini of Fallowfield Township and Francis Santini of North Charleroi; a daughter, Viola Elton of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; a brother, Alvin Wilkinson of New Mexico; 12 grandchildren, Edmund Santini III, Wayne Santini, David Santini, Jennifer Santini, Debra Hughes, Diane Bashton, Douglas Santini, Derek Santini, David Elton, Tracie Lynn Hyatt, Shannon Hostovich and Wayne Santini; 14 great-grandchildren; two stepsons, Bob Petty of Stockdale and Frank John Jr. of Indian Harbor Beach, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Mary Veronica Popella of Tidioute; and eight stepgrandchildren, Annette, Francine and Debra Petty, Frank III, Daniel and Robert Petty, and Robert Jr. and Michael Popella.
James E. Thomas
Former member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church
James E. (Jim) Thomas, 84, of Hutchinson, Kan., died Monday, August 10, 1998, in his home.
He was born June 10, 1914, in Blainesburg, a son of Paul and Julia Nochta Thomas.
Until his retirement, Mr. Thomas was a millwright at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp.'s Allenport Plant.
He was a member of First Baptist Church, Hutchinson, and a former member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Castile. He also was a member of United Steelworkers of America.
Mr. Thomas had resided in Hutchinson since 1997, moving from Florida. He had lived in Florida since 1985 after moving from Washington.
On January 3, 1939, in Toledo, Ohio, he married Uliann Kovalchick, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Ruth J. Maxfield of Hutchinson; two brothers, Alex Thomas of Citrus Springs, Fla., and Frank Thomas of Lincoln Park, Mich.; five sisters, Margaret Thomas of Trenton, Mich., Emma Simcheck of Gainesville, Fla., Olga Harris of California, Ruth Hutchinson of Glendale, Ariz., and Jean Lowery of Phoenix, Ariz.; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, James Thomas; two brothers, Paul and John Thomas; and a sister, Julia Ryska.
Joseph Tomecsko Sr.
Member of St. Genevieve Worship Site was WWII vet
Joseph J. Tomecsko Sr., 81, of 139 1/2 North Central Avenue, Canonsburg, died Tuesday, August 11, 1998, in Allegheny University Hospitals/Canonsburg.
He was born February 13, 1917, in Canonsburg, a son of Stephen and Mary Kacvinsky Tomecsko.
Mr. Tomecsko was a lifelong resident of Canonsburg, where he was a member of St. Genevieve Worship Site of St. Patrick Parish.
Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Fort Pitt Bridge Works as a chain man.
Mr. Tomecsko was a member of Jednota Lodge and enjoyed bowling.
He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in Hawaii during World War II.
On August 24, 1946, he married Genevieve "Jean" Kulakowski Tomecsko, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Joseph J. Tomecsko Jr. of Houston and Michael D. Tomecsko of Canonsburg; a daughter, Susan E. Tomecsko at home; three grandchildren, Michelle, Jennifer and Jonathan Tomecsko; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the last of his immediate family.
Deceased are two brothers, Stephen and Louis Tomecsko; and three sisters, Anna Hluhany, Mary Yarkosky and Margaret Biczak.
Hannah Hutchison, 89, of West Elm Street, Waynesburg, died unexpectedly at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, August 11, 1998, in her home.
She was born March 1, 1909, in Lambert, a daughter of George and Mary Martin Craggs.
Mrs. Hutchison was a homemaker and lived in Waynesburg for more than 20 years. She formerly lived in Clarksville and Khedive.
She was a member of Greene Valley Presbyterian Church in Carmichaels and attended Washington Street United Methodist Church in Waynesburg.
She was a member of Waynesburg Moose Auxiliary.
On November 1, 1926, she married Marion Curtis Hutchison, who died in 1973.
Surviving are a son, Emmett Curtis Hutchison of Lorain, Ohio; two daughters, Louise Turner of Industry and Helen Litman of Waynesburg, with whom Mrs. Hutchison made her home; eight grandchildren, Daniel and David Turner, Rebecca D'Egidio, Kimberly Demchak-Kukuchka, Douglas Bissett, Benjamin and Steven Hutchison, and Lannette Groene; and nine great-grandchildren.
Deceased are five brothers, Tom, William, George, Frank and Charles Craggs; and two sisters, Laura Webster and Anna Rhodes.
Howard B. Main
Canton Twp. road foreman was Korean War veteran
Howard B. "Bendo" Main, 65, of Grove Avenue, Canton Township, Washington, died unexpectedly at 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 12, 1998, in his home. He had been disabled by a stroke several years ago.
He was born January 6, 1933, in Washington, a son of Irene Pattison Main Berisford of Washington and the late Everett R. Main.
Mr. Main attended Trinity schools and was a member of Calvary Temple of Washington.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8319 in Log Pile.
Mr. Main had worked with the Canton Township road department as road foreman and operator for 30 years. He was a member of GMP Local Union 272 for 30 years.
Surviving are three sons, Howard E., Delbert P. and Curtis P. Main, all of Washington; one daughter, Cora Lee Mitchell of Bentleyville; two brothers, Eugene Main of Washington and Paul David Main of Florida; six sisters, Violet Pees, Ruth McQuay, Roxie Hampson, Connie Rogers and Lois Martin, all of Washington, and Darlene Wright of Meadow Lands; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are three brothers, Edward, William and Richard Main.
Incomplete information was provided for the obituary of Howard B. Main, published Friday. Omitted was his wife, Helen Moore Main of Washington. They were married January 7, 1956.
Robert W. Markley
Washington Steel employee was Marine in WWII
Robert Wayne Markley, 76, of Hilltop Lane, Washington, died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 12, 1998.
He was born October 29, 1921, in Washington, a son of John and Emma McClain Markley.
Mr. Markley was a member of Fourth Presbyterian Church.
He was employed by Washington Steel in the Houston plant maintenance department from 1965 to 1983.
During World War II, he served as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, Saipan, Marianas Islands, Tinian, Iwo Jima and Volcano Islands. He was a member of Edwin Scott Linton American Legion Post 175.
On November 23, 1946, he married Lillian Mary Kuhn, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Michael Markley of Claysville and Robert Cook of Washington; a daughter, Judith Breedlove of Washington; a stepdaughter, Gail Keener of Washington; seven grandchildren, Robert Breedlove, Marna Day, Oni Lee Markley, Jonathan Markley, Ashley Markley, Donald Keener Jr. and Timothy Keener; and six great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a daughter, Christy Jill Markley; a brother, John Markley; two sisters, Jayne Cook and Helen McLeister; and a grandson, Michael Markley Jr.
Monteo E. Owens
Monteo Estavon Owens, 21 months, of Washington, died Tuesday, August 11, 1998.
He was born October 21, 1996, in Washington, a son of Edward and Janine Hindman.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are two sisters, Olivia Shaifon Edwards and Jona Alexandria Hindman, both at home; and maternal grandparents, Olivia Johnson and Howard Dorsey.
Private family viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the time of services, Friday, August 14, in Harold D. Burch Mortuary Inc., 121 Ridge Avenue, Washington. Interment will be in Washington Cemetery.
Robert Wolanski & Brandon Wolanski
Robert Frank and Brandon David Wolanski, infant sons of Jodi Litzinger and Robert Frank Wolanski Jr. of Burgettstown, died Tuesday, August 11, 1998, in Magee-Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh.
Surviving, in addition to their parents, are their paternal grandparents, Rose Zajonc and Robert Frank Wolanski Sr. of Burgettstown; and their maternal grandparents, Linda and Phil Richards of Weirton, W.Va.
Arrangements are at the family's convenience and are being handled by Lee & Martin Funeral Home, Burgettstown.
Wilma Belle Burgard
Wilma Belle Burgard, 68, of Washington, died Thursday, August 13, 1998, in Washington Hospital following a brief illness.
She was born October 7, 1929, in Washington, a daughter of Warren and Wilma Belle McDaid Johnston.
On July 28, 1953, in Washington, she married Walter C. Burgard, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Brent A. Burgard of Washington; two daughters, Barb Collins Ruschell of Houston and Debbie J. Greer of Washington; one stepson, Stephen K. Burgard of Florida, two brothers, Jimmy Johnston Sr. of Eighty Four and John "Butch" Johnston of Washington; one sister, Ruth E. Moore of Charleston, W.Va.; 13 grandchildren, Anitra Mangus, Tiffany Marie Burgard and Mark David Burgard, whom Mrs. Burgard raised following the death of her daughter Candy Kim Zill, Melodie Bollinger, Mark Ruschell, Joseph Ruschell, Cory L. Burgard, Jason P. Burgard, Jennifer M. Hewett, Jonathan B. Burgard, Cy Greet, Ryan Greer and Sherry; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her daughter, deceased are three sisters, Dorothy McCracken, Maxine Dunn and Bertha Gilson.
In the obituary of Wilma Belle Burgard, published Friday, a surviving grandson's name should have been listed as Cy Greer.
Norman F. Fischer
Member of Brighton-McClure Presbyterian Church
Norman F. Fischer, 68, of Bellevue, died Wednesday, August 12, 1998, in his home.
He was born December 17, 1929 in Bellvue, a son of Frank F. and Elizabeth Borza Fischer.
Mr. Fischer had a career in retail and wholesale sales, beginning with Donahoe's on the North Side, later at Potter-McCune and most recently with Philip Stango at Minitalia.
He was a longtime member of Brighton-McClure Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are his wife, Marjorie of Washington; one brother, the Rev. Frank A. Fischer; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased is one sister, Bettie T. Fischer.
Incorrect information appeared in the obituary of Norman F. Fischer, published Friday. Mr. Fischer was never married. Marjorie, who was listed as his wife, is the wife of Mr. Fischer's brother, the Rev. Frank A. Fischer.
Frances L. Griffith
Formerly of Canonsburg
Frances L. Griffith, 84, of 108 Cedar Manor, Elizabethtown, formerly of Canonsburg, died at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, August 12, 1998, in her home.
She was born December 13, 1913, in Canonsburg, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Novinski.
Mrs. Griffith was a member of Church of God-Penecostal in Elizabethtown.
Surviving are her husband, McClure C. "Bud" Griffith; four sons, Edward and Leonard J. Weishner, both of Elizabethtown, George Weishner of Irving, Texas, and Robert Weishner of Washington; one stepdaughter, Dixie Gray of Austin, Texas; one sister, Agnes Fowers of Canonsburg; and 22 grandchildren.
Lindley Kleinhans Jr.
Member of St. Peter Episcopal Church
Lindley "Link" Kleinhans Jr., 87, of Prosperity, formerly of Pleasant Hills, died Thursday, August 13, 1998, in Washington Hospital.
He was born April 29, 1911, in Little Ferry, N.J., a son of Lindley Sr. and Maude Spalding Kleinhans.
Mr. Kleinhans was a mechanic for Contractors Equipment Service Co. and a member of St. Peter Episcopal Church, Brentwood, and the Lions Club.
Surviving are one son, Charles L. Kleinhans of Prosperity; one daughter, Carol Michel of New Orleans, La.; one brother, Walter H. Kleinhans of Virginia; four grandchildren, Gus, Chuck, Tim and Cathy; nine great-grandchildren; and several neices and nephews.
Deceased is one brother, Jack Kleinhans; one sister, Maude Kleinhans; and two grandchildren, Vernon and Christina.
Raymond M. Sickles
Conservationist retired from Game Commission
Raymond M. Sickles, 84, of 13866 South Norrisville Road, Meadville, formerly of Mt. Pleasant Township, Washington County, died Tuesday, August 4, 1998.
He was born February 15, 1914, a son of Thomas W. and Roseann Anderson Sickles.
Mr. Sickles retired from the Pennsylvania Game Commission in 1979 after 43 years of service. He was a charter member of the Future Farmers of America at Hickory High School, now Fort Cherry High School.
His career began in 1937 when he was selected for the second class of Ross Leffler School of Conservation near Brockway. By 1939, he had been assigned as a game protector to the Pymatuning Area, where he remained for his entire career.
After arriving, he began to visualize the concept of a controlled hunting area. He received permission from the commission to plan, develop and manage what is now known as the Pymatuning Waterfowl Management Area near Hartstown.
He was the instrumental force in establishing the Pymatuning Chapters of Ducks Unlimited, the Linesville Waterfowl Expo and the Sportsman's Youth Conservation School.
Throughout his life, he received many awards for his work in conservation, including the Nash Conservation Award, the first state chapter Ducks Unlimited Award given by National Ducks Unlimited Inc. and the Outstanding Professional Conservationist of the Year award given by the Outdoor Writers of Pennsylvania.
In 1976, he was inducted into the Western Pennsylvania Hall of Fame for his success in waterfowl management. He was awarded lifetime membership in many sportsmen's clubs, waterfowl clubs, retriever clubs and FFA chapters. He was honored with an inscribed plaque and monument at the headquarters of the Pymatuning Waterfowl Management Area as a permanent recognition of his contributions.
He was a past officer in Linesville Rotary Club and Lakeland Area Senior Citizens Center. He served on the Governor's Council for Active Aging Inc. and was a member of the local PARE Chapter.
He was a member of First Baptist Church in Linesville and Pine Masonic Lodge 498 in Linesville.
On January 31, 1941, in Linesville, he married Vera Jones, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Nancy Hamilton, Linda Robel and Lori Sickles, all of Conneaut Lake; three sons, Richard Sickles of Linesville, and Robert Sickles and Mark Sickles, both of Conneaut Lake; one sister, Ruth Rumbaugh of Midway; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sisters and five brothers.
Services were held August 7 with the Rev. Art Barnes and the Rev. Tom Seiple of Linesville Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in Linesville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Conneaut Lake All-Sports Boosters, in care of Bill McGee, P.O. Box 28, Conneaut Lake, Pa. 16316; or Linesville All-Sports Boosters, in care of John Acklin, 302 West School Drive, Linesville, Pa. 16424.
John C. Brust
John C. Brust of Washington died at 1:15 p.m. Friday, August 14, 1998, in Presbyterian Medical Center, Washington.
Arrangements are incomplete and are being handled by Warco-Falvo Funeral Home Inc. of Washington. A complete obituary and funeral notice will be published in a later edition.
Roselle Bellino Como
Formerly of Meadow Lands
Roselle Bellino Como, 84, of Florida, formerly of Meadow Lands, died Wednesday, August 12, 1998.
She was born in 1914, a daughter of Joanna and Dominick Bellino, of France.
Mrs. Como attended Trinity schools.
On July 31, 1933, she married entertainer Perry Como, who survives.
Also surviving are three children, Ronald Como of Indiana, David Como of San Francisco, Calif., and Terri Thibideau of Florida; two sisters, Helene Sedenka of Washington and Edith Palmer of Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, Michael, John and Dominick; and three sisters, Mary Greco, Anna Haught and Madeline, who died in infancy.
Nancy A. Encapera
Former typing teacher in California School District
Nancy A. Encapera, 77, of 502 Fourth Street, California, died at 12:35 a.m. Friday, August 14, 1998, in Washington Hospital.
She was born October 5, 1920, in California, a daughter of Joseph and Paolina Castilla Sanzeri.
She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church in California and a member of Center in the Woods and the Women's Democaratic Club, California.
She was a typing teacher, retiring from California School District after 35 years of service.
Surviving are her husband, Richard A. Encapera; one son, P. Richard Encapera of California; one daughter, Regina Mary E. Schumacher of California; and four grandchildren, Tony, Jesse and Joanna Encapera, and Joey Schumacher.
Beatrice I. Hall
Resident of Fredericktown for more than 50 years
Beatrice I. Hall, 89, of Welcome Street, Fredericktown, died at 3:20 p.m. Friday, August 14, 1998, in Brownsville General Hospital.
She was born June 23, 1909, in Roanoke, Va.
Mrs. Hall was a graduate of Burgettstown High School and had been a resident of Fredericktown for more than 50 years.
Surviving are a son, William H. Hall of Fredericktown; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are her husband, Cecil J. Hall, who died January 18, 1969; two daughters, Wanda Riley and Virginia Foster; and a son, Luther A. Hall.
There will be no public visitation. Interment will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 15, in Taylor Cemetery, West Pike Run Township.
Nicholas J. Gault-Kern
Nicholas Jonathon Gault-Kern, infant son of Kevin J. Kern and Cheryle A. Gault of Washington, died Thursday, August 6, 1998, in Magee-Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh.
Surviving are his maternal grandparents, David and Charlotte McBride Gault of Washington; his paternal grandparents, Frank A. and Helen R. Kane Kern of Pittsburgh; and a brother, Christopher M. Gault at home.
At the request of the family, there will be no public visitation. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, East Beau Street, Washington, Pa. 15301.
Elizabeth Place Taylor
60-year member of First Presbyterian Church
Elizabeth Place Brown Taylor, 95, of Monongahela, died Friday, August 14, 1998, in Haven Crest Nursing Home, Carroll Township.
She was born February 16, 1903, in Caledonia, N.Y., a daughter of Theron Charles and Stella Dean Place Brown.
In 1924, following graduation from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., she accepted a high school teaching position in Burgettstown. She later moved to Jeannette.
Mrs. Taylor spent most of her life in Monongahela, where she was a member of First Presbyterian Church for more than 60 years, a member of a number of historically oriented organizations and held several leadership positions in the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, serving as national vice chairman of DAR Friends of the Museum, state historian of the Pennsylvania State Chapter from 1960-1963 and regent of the Monongahela Valley Chapter of the DAR from 1954-1956.
She also was a member of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, the National Society of Daughters of American Colonists and the United States Daughters of 1812. She was a member of the Magic City (Monongahela) and Washington County bridge clubs and attained life master status in the American Contract Bridge League in 1973. She also was involved with Washington County Federation of Women's Clubs and Wheatland Baptist Cemetery Association.
In 1928, at the Brown family home in Shortsville, N.Y., she married Olaf C. Taylor, who died April 18, 1996. The couple had celebrated 68 years of marriage.
Surviving are two sons, Dr. Robert B. Taylor of Portland, Ore., and Richard C. Taylor of Vero Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren, Diana Taylor Root, Sharon Taylor Oliverio, Richard Clair Taylor and Tara Elizabeth Taylor; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Josephine Brown Deguire of Venice, Fla.
Justin L. Watson
Standout wrestler at West Greene High School
Justin L. Watson, 22, of Holbrook R.D.1, died unexpectedly Thursday, August 13, 1998, near his home in Center Township.
He was born November 29, 1975, in Waynesburg, a son of Harry L. and Joyce Elaine Goodwin Watson of Holbrook R.D.1.
Mr. Watson had resided in Center Township all his life.
He was a 1994 graduate of West Greene High School, where he excelled in wrestling, having placed in the Pennsylvania State Wrestling Tournament in 1993. He also was a highly ranked wrestler during his senior year.
Mr. Watson was a former employee of Hankison Corp., Canonsburg. He had been employed by Marsula Electric of Greensburg and Chapman Corp. of Washington in the electrician pre-apprenticeship program for two years and was completing his apprenticeship at the time of his death.
He was Methodist and enjoyed playing the guitar.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are two brothers, Wesley L. and and Haden Lee Watson, both at home; paternal grandparents, James Leroy and Sarah Marie Stockdale Watson of Holbrook R.D.1; maternal grandparents, Ralph Irving and Carol Dene Parson Goodwin of Sycamore R.D.1; maternal great-grandmother, Alene Morris Stockdale of Rogersville; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Charles W. Dalton
Former private pilot and air traffic controller
Charles William Dalton, 76, of Beech Street, Washington, died at 3:58 p.m. Sunday, August 16, 1998, in Washington Hospital, following a lengthy illness.
He was born September 9, 1921, in Taylorstown, a son of William Charles Dalton and Laura Mary Dutton Dalton McAfee.
Mr. Dalton was last employed as a driver for Dr. E. Ronald Salvitti. He had previously been employed as an air traffic controller at Greater Pittsburgh International Airport and as a foreman in the Tidewater oil fields.
He held his private pilot's license for many years and was a 1939 graduate of Claysville High School.
Mr. Dalton served in the U.S. Army during World War II in London, England, where he received the Good Conduct Medal, the American Defense Service Medal and the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal. He was a member of the Taylorstown American Legion post.
In London, England, he married Eileen Kiley, who died March 30, 1978. He later married Frances Jasinski, who is also deceased.
Surviving are a daughter, Laura Chick of West Hartford, Conn.; two sisters, Mary Ann Ashmore of Washington and Lois Jean Marrazzo of Orland, Calif.; and a granddaughter, Lisa McCartney.
Deceased is a son, Charles William Dalton Jr., who died in April 1983.
WWII vet was member of UMWA District 5
Joseph DeCook, 80, of Joffre, died Saturday, August 15, 1998, in Weirton (W.Va.) Medical Center.
He was born April 4, 1918, in Joffre, a son of Frank and Cecila DeValkner DeCook.
He was retired from Stravaggi Enterprises of Weirton and was a member of UMWA District 5 for more than 40 years.
Mr. DeCook was a corporal in the U.S. Army during World War II with the Headquarters Battery 214th Anti-aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion. He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 987 and American Legion Post 698, both of Burgettstown.
On February 28, 1946, he married Erma Tonetti Scopel, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Jack B. Scopel of Burgettstown; a daughter, Catherine Pasquale of Joffre; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marie Cunningham of Paris, and Ida Kortyna and Denise Vermeulan, both of Bulger; and a brother, Frank DeCook of Avella.
Deceased are two sisters, Frances Thomas and Celestine Moore; two brothers, Victor and Andrew DeCook; and a great-grandchild.
Janet M. Esposito
Member of St. Pius X Church, Brookline
Janet M. Lanzy Esposito, 58, of Brookline, died Saturday, August 15, 1998, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
She was born April 16, 1940, in Canonsburg, a daughter of Mary E. Johnson Lanzy of Canonsburg and the late Joseph Lanzy.
Mrs. Esposito was a member of St. Pius X Church in Brookline.
Surviving are her husband, Donald R. Esposito; a son, Ronald J. Esposito of Brookline; three daughters, Mary-Jo Bellovich of Dormont, Donna Duffy and Melisa Esposito, both of Erie; a sister, Sandy Kobert of Canonsburg; two brothers, Albert Lanzy of Bridgeport, W.Va., and Duane Lanzy of Canonsburg; and four grandchildren, Bradley and Corey Bellovich, Ryan and Colin Duffy.
Deceased is a brother, Joseph Lanzy.
Joseph D. Falvo
Owner of Joe Falvo Painting and Decorating
Joseph D. Falvo, 72, of North Franklin Township, Washington, and Quail Ridge, Boynton Beach, Fla., died at 1 p.m. Sunday, August 16, 1998, in Washington Hospital.
He was born September 13, 1925, in Washington, a son of Dominic and Agatha Maglietta Falvo.
He was employed by John Stewart Painting Co. until 1960, when he opened his own business, Joe Falvo Painting and Decorating.
Mr. Falvo was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, the Ushers Club, Alpine Club, B.P.O. Elks Lodge 776, Edwin Scott Linton American Legion Post 175, Nevillewood Country Club, Quail Ridge Country Club and Quail Ridge Bowling League, Boynton Beach. He was a former member of Washington Country Club, Nemacolin Country Club and Lone Pine Golf Club.
He was a basketball player for various leagues and was a WPIAL referee.
Mr. Falvo was a 1944 graduate of Washington High School and a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.
On July 27, 1947, he married Betty Verno, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Judith Ann Baxendell and Susan Falvo Warco, both of Washington; a brother, Louis Falvo of Washington; two sisters, Lena Parissee of Franklin and Dolly Passantino of Denver, Colo.; five grandchildren, Billy and Jody Baxendell, and Holly, Tim and A.J. Warco; a great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a sister, Pat DeRosa; and a brother, Anthony Falvo.
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