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Sara J. Bruce
Burgettstown homemaker
Sara J. Bruce, 79, of Burgettstown, died Wednesday, December 30, 1998, in Weirton Medical (W.Va.) Center. She was born May 14, 1919, in Clarksburg, W.Va., a daughter of Frank and Aliveria Suartz Gonzalez. Mrs. Bruce was a homemaker. Surviving are a daughter, Darlene Welsh of Burgettstown; a sister, Mary Troy of Washington; and a nephew, John Troy of Washington. Deceased are her husband, Nesbit C. Bruce, who died October 7, 1977; and a brother, Joseph Gonzalez.

Anthony A. George
Retired rehabilitation specialist
Anthony Albert George, 87, of 331 Knob Road, Brownsville, died at 8:30 a.m. December 29, 1998, in his home of Shy-Drager syndrome. He was born November 15, 1911, in Benwood, W.Va., a son of Basil and Carmela Scaffidi George. Mr. George was a graduate of West Virginia University, a member of California United Methodist Church and a member of the American Legion Post 760, Bethel Park. He had served with the 345th Field Artillery Battery-90th Division of the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded a Silver Star. Mr. George was a retired rehabilitation specialist with the Veterans Administration. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Gaynell White George; three sons, Anthony Giorgio of Riverside, Calif., Jim George of Avon Lake, Ohio, and Tom George of Boulder, Colo.; three daughters, Barbara Turner of California, Maria Allridge of Keller, Texas, and Susan Modereger of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; a brother, Joseph George of Wheeling, W.Va.; eight grandchildren, Shawn Turner, Sherri Rapsack, Casey and Calli George, Price and Paige Modereger, Hilary George and Matthew Whitt; and three great-grandchildren.

Mary Lou Goroncy
Longtime resident of Scenery Hill
Mary Lou Goroncy, 71, of Scenery Hill, died Wednesday, December 30, 1998, at her home. She was born December 30, 1927, in Scenery Hill, a daughter of Alvie and Grethel Wonsettler Adams. Mrs. Goroncy was a lifetime resident of the Scenery Hill area, where she was a longtime member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church and a member of its Ladies Aid Society. She was a 1945 graduate of Ellsworth High School. Mrs. Goroncy was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting. On January 5, 1951, she married Frank Goroncy, who survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Cathy Goroncy of Pittsburgh, Susan Lisovich and Paula Bendik, both of Cokeburg; three sons, Steven Goroncy of Scenery Hill, Edward Goroncy of Eighty Four and Richard Goroncy of Prosperity; two sisters, Grace Aleen Clarke of the state of California and Helen Vivian McCracken of Scenery Hill; 10 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Deceased is a brother, William Adams.

Gaylord Freeman Hess
Centerville native
Gaylord Freeman Hess, 68, of 150 Hickory Street, Washington, died Tuesday, December 29, 1998, in Washington Hospital. He was born January 31, 1930, in Centerville Borough, a son of Chester E. and Althea Justus Hess. Surviving are a brother, Dallas Hess of Washington; a sister, Tanis Nakutis of Daisytown; two half sisters, Darlene Gallagher and Marian Markley, both of Douglasville, Ga.; a half brother, Chester Hess Jr. of Streetsboro, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Services and interment will be private. Greenlee Funeral Home, Beallsville, in charge of arrangements.

Doris Marie Hughes
Owned Pasadena flower shop
Doris Marie Hughes, 68, a three-year resident of West Alexander, formerly of Pasadena, Calif., died Tuesday, December 29, 1998, in Ohio Valley General Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born April 24, 1930, in Lyouke, W.Va., a daughter of Bill and Aida Perrino Eastham. Mrs. Hughes was a 1948 graduate of Claysville High School. She owned and operated a flower shop in Pasadena prior to her retirement. She was Christian, and enjoyed gardening and cooking. On March 14, 1958, in Washington, she married James L. Hughes, who survives. Also surviving are four sons, Fred, Dan, Tim and James; two daughters, Pennie and Lonna; three brothers, Frank, John and Bill Eastham; a sister, Louise Deitt; and several grandchildren. Deceased is a sister, Lorena Bell.

Alberta M. Lybarger
Member of Center Presbyterian Church
Alberta M. Lybarger, 92, of McMurray, died Wednesday, December 30, 1998, in Allegheny University Hospitals-Canonsburg. She was born October 7, 1906, in Peru, Ind. Mrs. Lybarger was a member of Center Presbyterian Church, McMurray. She was a 1930 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and a past member of Peters Township Women's Club. Surviving are her husband, Samuel F. Lybarger; a son, Edward H. Lybarger of McMurray; four grandchildren, Roger, Elizabeth, Brian and Michael; and a great-granddaughter. Deceased are two brothers, Leslie M. and Edwin J. Myers.

Elene R. Pellegrine
Fredericktown bookkeeper active in community
Elene Rendina Pellegrine, 82, of Fredericktown, died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 30, 1998, in Washington Hospital, following a lengthy illness. She was born August 8, 1916, in Herbert, a daughter of Joseph and Savina Masciarelli Rendina. Mrs. Pellegrine was a member of the Parish of St. Oliver Plunkett. She was a secretary and bookkeeper for the former Diamond Coal Co. in Masontown, Dewey's Auto Service of Fredericktown and her husband's real estate enterprises. Mrs. Pellegrine was a former active member of Fredericktown Women's Civic Club, having served several years in all elected offices, a member of the American Federation of Women's Clubs, a civil defense warden, the board of elections minority inspector for more than 25 years, a former volunteer for the ladies auxiliary of Brownsville General Hospital, a member of the ladies auxiliary of Hanson-Cole American Legion Post 391 of Fredericktown, Washington co-chairman for the American Heart Association, a volunteer for the March of Dimes and American Cancer Society, a charter member and officer of Beth-Center Senior Citizens and one of the original volunteers for the establishment of WQED, Channel 13, Pittsburgh. On February 15, 1941, she married Anthony Dewey Pellegrine, who died September 30, 1986. Surviving are a son, A. Dewey Pellegrine of Fredericktown; a daughter, Donna Lee Stone of Fredericktown; a granddaughter, Dana Elene Stone of Atlanta, Ga.; a sister, Margaret Matthews of Oceanside, Calif.; a brother, Jerry Rendina of Masontown; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased are four sisters, Gina Tucci, Edith Bonito and Elsie Bianco and Claire Manchel; and two brothers, Lendo Rendina and Albert Rendina, who died in infancy.

V. Marie Sigwalt
Member of First Christian Church, Republic
V. Marie Sigwalt, 83, of Hilltop Acres Road, Washington, died Wednesday, December 30, 1998, in Presbyterian Medical Center, Washington, following a lengthy illness. She was born December 12, 1915, in Uniontown, a daughter of Earl and Catherine Gadd Barber. Mrs. Sigwalt was a homemaker, a member of First Christian Church in Republic and a member of Martha V. Paul Chapter 404, Order of Eastern Star. On July 3, 1935, she married Andrew Thompson Sigwalt, who died in 1975. Surviving are a son, Ronald Andrew Sigwalt of Olney, Md.; a daughter, Andrea L. Franks of Washington, with whom she made her home; three brothers, Clarence Barber of Ralph, Herbert and Robert Barber, both of Uniontown; four sisters, Dorothy Liggett of Sewickley, Edna Shanaberger and Violet Barber, both of Ralph, and Gertrude Gallie of Uniontown; five grandchildren, Scott and Eric Sigwalt, Kelley Benson and Kevin and Keith Franks; and five great-grandchildren. Deceased are a twin son, Donald Sigwalt; and three brothers, William Gadd and Tony and James Barber.

Pauline Bruce Swarow
Binnstown homemaker
Pauline Bruce Swarow, 71, of Binnstown, Centerville Borough, died unexpectedly Wednesday, December 31, 1998, at her home. She was born May 10, 1927, in Stewartsville, Ohio, a daughter of Bert and Lena Griffith Bruce. Mrs. Swarow was a homemaker and a graduate of East Bethlehem Township High School. She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church of St. Oliver Plunkett Parish, Fredericktown. Surviving are her husband, John Swarow Jr., two daughters, Delores Ann LaCotta and Johnetta Knisely, both of Binnstown; a son, Gary Swarow of Binnstown; three granddaughters, Charity and Bridget LaCotta and Heather Lee Knisely; three grandsons, John, Gary and Paul Swarow; and two sisters, Audrey Piper of San Mateo, Fla., and Shirley Masciarelli of Fredericktown. Deceased are three sisters, Flora Wilson, Beatrice Trbovich and Beulah Schayes; and two brothers, Charles and Fred Bruce.

Raymond DeBaker
Attended St. Paul Lutheran Church of Canonsburg
Raymond DeBaker, 64, of Canonsburg, died unexpectedly Thursday, December 3, 1998, at his home. He was born July 10, 1934, in Hendersonville, a son of Tillie Zgorliski DeBaker of Hendersonville, and the late Jules Debaker. Mr. DeBaker worked in construction. He attended St. Paul Lutheran Church in Canonsburg and was a member of the Eagles Club in Canonsburg. On November 18, 1955, he married LaRena Householder, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Mary Ann Hart of Claysville, and Rae Ann Gray of Bethel Park; three brothers, Richard DeBaker of Pittsburgh, Earl DeBaker of Hendersonville and James DeBaker of Canonsburg; and two sisters, Marcella Dawson of Hendersonville and Jeannie Bumbera of Cecil. His companion, with whom he made his home, was Joyce Parcher. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 11, at McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., 27 Cherry Avenue, Houston.

Phyllis Jean Glumac
Registered nurse
Phyllis Jean Glumac, 55, of Baldwin Borough, died November 28, 1998, in her home. Born September 20, 1943, in Washington, she was a daughter of Adele Szolek of Washington and the late Jack J. Szolek. Mrs. Glumac, a registered nurse, graduated from Washington High School in 1961 and also graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, Pittsburgh. Surviving are her husband, Louis M. Glumac; three daughters, Sharon L. Roy of Pittsburgh, Linda S. Renk of Pittsburgh and Angel A. Graney of Maine; two grandsons, Nicholas Patrick Graney and Akshay Ganesh Roy; and several aunts and uncles. A brother, Jack S. Szolek, is deceased. Burial was Monday, November 30, in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, McMurray.

Elenore Holland
Hickory woman was retired chef
Elenore Holland, 87, of Henderson Road, Hickory, died Thursday, December 3, 1998, in Manor Care Nursing Home, McMurray, after a brief illness. She was born May 5, 1911, in Taylorstown, a daughter of John and Rena Noble Stanley. Mrs. Holland retired as a chef for the Young Men's Christian Association. She was a member of Hickory United Presbyterian Church for 40 years, and had taught Sunday school. Mrs. Holland attended Claysville High School and was a graduate of Washington Business School. On June 26, 1948, she married, Fred Thomas Holland, who died January 7, 1998. Surviving are a son, Ralph Thomas Holland of Bethel Park; and two grandchildren, Blake and Justin Holland. Deceased are three brothers, John, Ralph and Harold Stanley; and a sister, Mildred Toulouse.

Maude K. Kelley
Member of First United Methodist Church
Maude Katharine Lynn Kelley, 85, of Fredericktown, died at 9:55 a.m. Thursday, December 3, 1998, in Richardson Rest Home, Pitt Gas, Clarksville. She was born December 28, 1912, in Perryopolis, a daughter of John J. and Laura B. Shaffer Lynn. Mrs. Kelley had been a resident of Fredericktown since 1934. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Fredericktown, a member of the United Methodist Women of the church and a member of Beth-Center Senior Citizens. On October 10, 1929, she married Charles Kelley, who died April 27, 1976. Surviving are a son, Donald Lee Kelly of Fredericktown; a daughter, Shirley Ann Kelley of Fredericktown; two grandsons, Donald R. "Butch" and Dane A. Kelly; and many nieces and nephews. She was the last of her immediate family. Deceased are a son, Charles Ray Kelley, who died April 15, 1985; a daughter, Ruth Louise Kelley, who died October 3, 1995; four brothers, Jesse, James, Kemp Sr. and Ottis Lynn; two sisters, Alice Lynch and Bertha Shipley.

Frank D. Kurfess
Received Silver Beaver Award in Boy Scouts
Frank D. Kurfess, 91, formerly of the Finleyville area, died Wednesday, December 2, 1998, in County Meadows, Bridgeville. He was born September 22, 1907, in Philadelphia. Mr. Kurfess was a carpenter and a 50-year member of Carpenters Local 142 and the Carpenters Retirement Club. He was a member of Peters Creek Historical Society. He received the Silver Beaver Award with the Boy Scouts of America. Surviving are his wife, Marion Olver; four daughters, Ethel Comte of Burlington, Ky., Karla K. Freiwald of McCandless, Gwynedd K. Whitman of Prescott, Ariz., and Mary Fedorchak of Midland; and three grandchildren.

Gene Marchinetti
Retired from water authority
Gene "Geno" Marchinetti, 87, of Speers Hill, Charleroi, died Wednesday, December 2, 1998, in his home. He was born December 22, 1910, in Charleroi, a son of Phillip and Catherine Botti Marchinetti. Mr. Marchinetti was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church of Roscoe, and was formerly a volunteer fireman in Charleroi. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the infantry. He retired from the Authority of the Borough of Charleroi Water Department. Surviving are his wife, Grace Marchalk Marchinetti; three sisters, Mary Mullens of Framingham, Mass., Irene Watkinson and Ida Carlucci both of Charleroi. Deceased are two sisters, Della Ablondi and Josephine Taddeo; and a brother, Joseph Marchinetti.

Colleen Gail Murphy
Veterinary technician
Colleen Gail Murphy, 52, of 300 Center Avenue, Franklin Care Center, Waynesburg, formerly of Time and Carmichaels, died at 7:25 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, 1998, in Greene County Memorial Hospital, Waynesburg. She was born June 6, 1946, in New York, N.Y., a daughter of the late Patrick and Gail O'Shaunecy Murphy. Miss Murphy was a member of St. Ann Roman Catholic Church in Waynesburg. She was a veterinary technician and enjoyed animals. She gave homes to any stray animal that was in need.

James P. Ricker
Member of Boilermakers union
James P. Ricker, 55, of Midtown, Tenn., formerly of Washington, died Monday, November 30, 1998, in Oak Ridge, Tenn., following a lengthy illness. He was born January 9, 1943, in Wheeling, W.Va., a son of the late August John and Clara Agnes Bott Ricker. Mr. Ricker had resided in Tennessee for the past 20 years. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oak Ridge, and attended Trinity High School. Mr. Ricker was a former employee of Ohio Power and was employed for a short time in the copper mines in Colorado prior to moving to Tennessee, where he was last employed as a laborer with Boilermakers Union 453 in Kingston, Tenn. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles 3429, Midtown, and had served with the Air National Guard in Washington. Surviving are his wife, Barbara J. Timko; a son, David J. Ricker of Rockwood, Fla.; a daughter, Barbara J. Morgan of Midtown; five brothers, August J. Ricker of Santa Maria, Calif., Frederick Ricker of Washington, Robert L. Ricker of Prosperity, Thomas "Pete" Ricker of Wheeling, and Richard W. Ricker of Loxahatchee, Fla.; four sisters, Dorothy A. Ankrom of Washington, Clara A. Kleinhans of Prosperity, Mary L. Moore and Helen M. Whiteman, both of Claysville; and three grandchildren, Ashley and Kody Morgan, and Shelby Ricker. Services were held in Kingston, with burial in Roane Memorial Gardens in Midtown.

Dorothy G. Skaine
Longtime member of First Baptist Church
Dorothy G. Skaine, 89, of Seventh Avenue, New Eagle, died Thursday, December 3, 1998, in the Greenery Rehabilitation Center, Canonsburg. She was born Tuesday, September 28, 1909, in Monongahela, a daughter of W.H. and Bessie McCleary Louttit. Mrs. Skaine was a member of First Baptist Church of Monongahela since 1922, and was recently honored as the second-longest member of the church. She formerly was employed by Book's Shoe Stores and managed its Donora location. Surviving are her husband, Richard Skaine, with whom she celebrated 46 years of marriage on February 5, 1998; a daughter, Katherine Petronka of Port Charlotte, Fla.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; a brother, Fred Louttit of Port Charlotte; and a sister, Pearl Paden of Detroit, Mich. Deceased are a daughter, Betty Jane Vedder, who died May 15, 1975; her first husband, Arthur C. Dishart, who died in 1945; a brother, Eugene Louttit; a sister, Elizabeth Paden; her stepfather, Hiram Gregg; and two half brothers, Hiram and Bill Gregg.

James R. Williams
World War II veteran of U.S. Navy
James Robert Williams 73, of Euclid Avenue, Washington, died at 12:20 a.m. Thursday, December 3, 1998, in Washington Hospital, following a lengthy illness. He was born February 26, 1925, in Thomasville, N.C., a son of Joel Wesley and Margaret Irene Dickens Williams. Mr. Williams was last employed as a terminal manager for Jones Trucking Co. in Charlotte, N.C. He was a graduate of Grey High School in Winston-Salem, N.C., and a business college in Winston-Salem. He had been an instructor at a beauty school in Winston-Salem. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy in the Atlantic and Pacific theaterss. Mr. Williams was a was a member of N.C. American Legion Post 1981. In 1948, he married Vivian Juanita Shelby, who died May 29, 1963, and in 1965 he married Ila Lee Vernon, who died July 31, 1993. Surviving are two sons, Robert Phillip Williams of Winston-Salem and Wesley Parris Williams Sr. of Washington; three stepsons, Rodney Tuttle of Winston-Salem, Randy Tuttle of Concord, N.C., and Steve Tuttle; a brother, Joel Wesley Williams of Winston-Salem; three grandchildren, Samuel, Virginia and Wesley Jr.; and 10 stepgrandchildren. Deceased are two stepsons, Larry and Bruce Tuttle. Friends will be received at Wilkinson Funeral Home, Concord, N.C., followed by burial in West Concord Cemetery.

M. Rozella Willis
Former member of Rebekas
M. Rozella Willis, 83, of Castle Rock, Colo., and formerly of Carmichaels, died at 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, 1998, in Castle Rock Care Center, Castle Rock. She was born February 28, 1915, in Canonsburg, a daughter of Basil and Ola Gay Herrod Faux. Mrs. Willis had resided in Castle Rock since 1993, and formerly was a member of the Rebekas. In 1930, she married Russell R. Willis, who died June 12, 1971. Surviving are a son, Dwight Willis of Parker, Colo.; three daughters, Darlene Rak of Walton Hills, Ohio, Bonnie Eggleston of Sedalia, Colo., and Susan Ganocy of Carmichaels; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased are a son, Dwayne Willis, who died in 1971; two brothers, Alva V. Fox and Eldred Faux; and two sisters, Orma Bosell and Wilma Ganocy.

Diana Andrewson
Finleyville homemaker born in Yugoslavia
Diana (Daisy) Andrewson, 91, of Finleyville, died Thursday, December 3, 1998, in Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born September 21, 1907, in Yugoslavia, a daughter of Fabian and Barbara Cankovic Cividini. Mrs. Andrewson was a homemaker and a member of SNPJ in Hackett. Her husband, Gedmen Andrewson, died December 8, 1979. Surviving are two sons, William and George Andrewson, both of Finleyville.; a daughter, Barbara Holmes of Finleyville; a sister, Elizabeth Ginter of Herminie; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Walter E. Anthony
Active with Brownson House sports programs
Walter E. Anthony, 64, of Washington, died Friday, December 4, 1998, in Canonsburg General Hospital. He was born November 8, 1934, in Washington, a son of Walter M. Anthony of Washington and Anna C. Higginbotham of Washington. Mr. Anthony attended Washington schools. He was employed as a precision grinder for more than 22 years at Precision Steel Co. in Washington before retiring in 1988. He was an active member of West Washington United Methodist Church, where he served as head usher and was on the PPR committee. Mr. Anthony was a member of Sunset Lodge 623, F&AM, of Washington, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Consistory, Valley of Pittsburgh, and Eastern Star Lodge 409 of Washington, and was an active volunteer with Washington Hospital Auxiliary. He had been actively involved with midget football and wrestling programs at the Brownson House in Washington for many years. On August 31, 1951, he married Jean R. Redd, who survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Helen Marie Mayor of Akron, Ohio, Cynthia A. Bock of Glenshaw and Linda A. Perry of Washington; a son, David D. Anthony of Hartsville, S.C.; a sister, Catherine Schwering of Washington; five granddaughters, Ryann Anthony, Ashley and Emily Bock, Kaitlyn Faris and Kelsey Perry; and several nieces and nephews.

John C. Artemko
1944 graduate of Canonsburg High School
Word has been received of the death of John C. Artemko, 71, of Allen Park, Mich., formerly of Canonsburg, who died Monday, November 23, 1998, of leukemia. He was born January 15, 1927, in Canonsburg, a son of Frank and Mary Artemko. Mr. Artemko was a 1944 graduate of Canonsburg High School. He joined the Merchant Marines prior to his enlistment in the Army where he was an assistant steward storekeeper on the U.S.A. H.S. Marigold, attaining the rank of corporal during World War II. After the war, he moved to Allen Park, where he spent 30 years working for Ford Motor Co. He was a member of Jefferson College Historical Society and the Early Engine Club. He was a Free Mason with Olive Branch Lodge 542. During his retirement, he was a volunteer at Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, where he operated trains during the holidays and a carousel during the summer. In addition to his wife, Ruth, surviving are two daughters, Dorthea and Deborah Artemko, both of Allen Park; and a son, John Artemko of Allen Park; one brother, Alex Artemko of Washington; two sisters, Pauline Luginski and Mary Kania, both of Canonsburg; and several grandchildren. Mr. Artemko's body was donated to University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ann Arbor. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the University of Michigan Cancer Center, Roland Hiss Research Fund, 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Room C427, MedNinn, Ann Arbor, Mich., 48109-0848.

Veronica Butella
Longtime member of Immaculate Conception
Veronica Butella, 95, of the Thomas Campbell Apartments, Washington, died Friday, December 4, 1998, in Humbert Lane Health Care Center, Washington. She was born February 2, 1903, in Donora, a daughter of John and Suzanna Lances. In her earlier years, she was employed as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone in Pittsburgh. She was later employed as a sales clerk in various dress shops in Washington. Since 1934, Mrs. Butella was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and was a member of its Christian Mothers. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting. In January of 1928, she married Frank Butella, who died December 6, 1972. Surviving are a daughter, Vivian Francis Butella Becky of South Fayette Township; four grandchildren, Deborah Ann Holloway and Jeffrey, Gregg and Lee Edward Becky; two great-grandchildren; and two nieces and two nephews. Deceased are a daughter, Marjorie Butella; a brother, George Lance; and two sisters, Mary Musial and Ann Saxon.

Raymond A. Cercone
Served at St. Patrick Parish
The Rev. Raymond A. Cercone, 74, of Coraopolis, died Thursday, December 3, 1998. He was born October 31, 1924, in West Aliquippa, a son of Anthony and Amalia Cercone. Father Cercone studied at Coraopolis public schools, Duquesne University, St. John Seminary in Little Rock, Ark., and St. Vincent Seminary, Latrobe. He was ordained June 13, 1948, in St. Vincent Archabbey by Bishop Boyle. Between 1948 and 1972, he served at parishes in Bloomfield, Carnegie, Beechview, Hillsville and Brookline and from 1972 until 1988 served at St. Patrick's in Canonsburg. He was chaplain of the Sisters of Divine Redeemer, Elizabeth, from 1988 to 1990, and was in residence there when he retired. Surviving is a sister, Jeannine Margiotta of Long Island, N.Y.

Leona Elenore Holland
Hickory woman was retired chef
Leona Elenore Holland, 87, of Henderson Road, Hickory, died Thursday, December 3, 1998, in Manor Care Nursing Home, McMurray, after a brief illness. She was born May 5, 1911, in Taylorstown, a daughter of John and Rena Noble Stanley. Mrs. Holland retired as a chef for the Young Men's Christian Association. She was a member of Hickory United Presbyterian Church for 40 years and had taught Sunday school. Mrs. Holland attended Claysville High School and was a graduate of Washington Business School. On June 26, 1948, she married Fred Thomas Holland, who died January 7, 1998. Surviving are a son, Ralph Thomas Holland of Bethel Park; and two grandchildren, Blake and Justin Holland. Deceased are three brothers, John, Ralph and Harold Stanley; and a sister, Mildred Toulouse.

Sarah Rebecca Hull
Employed at Washington American Legion
Sarah Rebecca (Becky) Henson Hull, 53, of Washington, died Thursday, December 3, 1998, in Washington County Health Center, Washington. Her last residence was 35 Seminole Avenue, Washington, and since 1994, resided in Ullom Domestic Care Home until her residence at the health center. She had been ill for41/2 years. She was born March 3, 1945, in Calhoun County, Anniston, Ala., a daughter of the late Jesse Mansel and Lillian Virginia Scoggins Henson. Mrs. Hull was employed at American Legion Post 175 as a steward until 1994, where she was a member of the ladies auxiliary for 22 years, holding several offices. Surviving are two sons, Travis Hull of Washington and Russell Hull of Trenton, N.J.; two daughters, Kimberley Hull and Connie Okjorn, both of Washington; five grandchildren, Richard Tyler and Nicole B. Hull, Brandon Michael and Kaytlin Marie Robertson and Dejanira Nicole Okorn. At the request of the deceased, there will be no public visitation. Private services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children.

William E. Iddings
Bethlehem Mine shop foreman was Navy veteran
William E. Iddings, 72, of Marianna, died Thursday, December 3, 1998, at his home after a lengthy illness. He was born August 29, 1926, in Marianna, a son of William and Helen Marve Kelly Iddings. Mr. Iddings attended Marianna Borough and West Bethlehem area schools . He was employed by Bethlehem Mines, Mine 58, for more than 40 years as a machine shop foreman. Mr. Iddings was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS John R. Pierce 753, from 1944 until 1946, and was a member of American Legion Post 175 of Washington. He was a member of Waynesburg Moose 461, Black Diamond Golf League of Fredericktown, the UMWA and was a Pony League umpire. On August 16, 1947, he married Dorothy Donahoo, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Karen Bane of Marianna; four brothers, George, Robert (Dusty) and Eugene Iddings, all of Marianna, and Wray Iddings of Washington; six sisters, Betty Dectar, Lerayne (Cindy) Fetsko and Kay Monica, all of Marianna, Marge Fallow of Missouri, Myrtle Matthews of Zelienopole and Audrey Knestrick of Minnesota; and two grandsons, James W. and Shane D. Bane. Deceased are two brothers, Clifford (Cliff) Iddings and Wilbur (Web) Iddings.

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