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Miscellaneous Washington County, Pennsylvania Obituaries

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Allen Wise
Retired PennDOT employee worked construction
Allen "Abe" Wise, 80, of Hundred, W.Va., formerly of Bristoria, died at 9:27 p.m. Saturday, February 14, 1998, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, W.Va., following a six-week illness. He was born July 22, 1917, in Bristoria, a son of Albert Stanton and Rosa Lee Thomas Wise. Prior to his 1995 relocation to Hundred, Mr. Wise had been a lifelong resident of the Bristoria and Richhill Township areas. He was a member of the Claylick United Methodist Church. He had been a farmer and had been employed in construction in his younger years. In 1979, he retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, where he had worked as a laborer for 22 years. On November 6, 1939, he married Ruth Pauline Stockdale, who died September 20, 1981. On February 7, 1983, he married Mary Lois Hull Parson, who survives. Also surviving are two stepsons, John V. Parson Jr. of Paden City, W.Va., and Ronnie Lee Parson of Waynesburg; one sister, Gladys Hewitt of Cameron, W.Va.; three stepgrandchildren, Jason Alan Parson, Kiley Ann Parson and Kristina Jo Parson. Deceased are two sisters, Blanche Finch and Alberta Rinehart.

Sarah Doris Youst
Member of First Baptist Church, Carmichaels
Sarah Doris Youst, 70, of Carmichaels, died Friday, February 13, 1998, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born April 6, 1927 in Ellsworth, a daughter of Walter and Mary Clark. She was member of the First Baptist Church of Carmichaels and the Carmichaels Senior Citizens. Surviving are a son, James Youst of Arnold; five daughters, Patty Ann Presock of Cleveland, Ohio, Naomi French of Dilliner, Mary Alice Grow of Washington, Dorothy Dott of Meadville and Doris Mae Kline of Apollo; a brother, James Lee Clark of Ronco; three sisters, Rosella Shaffer of Nemacolin, Mary E. Lipscomb of Waynesburg and Emma Shaffer of Crucible; 35 grandchildren; and 49 great-grandchildren. Deceased is one daughter, Edna Flinders.

Joan Jenny Skerbetz
Bentleyville resident
Joan Jenny Skerbetz, 57, of Third Street, Bentleyville, died at 1:20 p.m. Sunday, February 15, 1998, in her home. She was born April 3, 1940, in Caribou, Maine, daughter of Kenneth Elliott and Claudine Farley Elliott. On November 1, 1956, she married Robert D. Skerbetz, who survives. Also surviving are one son, J. Robert Skerbetz, of Hamburg, N.Y.; two granddaughters, Ellysa Braun Skerbetz and Leia Braun Skerbetz; one brother, Ronald Elliott, of Laurel, Miss; and one sister, Barbara Gorrow of Caribou, Maine.

Albena T. Adamski
Cecil resident born in Midland
Albena T. Adamski of Cecil died Monday, February 16, 1998, in Manor Care, McMurray. She was born May 19, 1913, in Midland, a daughter of Steve and Theresa Argina Antoneitta. Mrs. Adamski was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Cecil, Hilltoppers of Cecil, and Canonsburg Senior Citizens. On November 24, 1937, she married Steve J. Adamski, with whom she celebrated 60 years of marriage. Surviving in addition to her husband, are a daughter, Janis Marie Boocks of McDonald; three grandchildren, Steven Dempe of Cecil, Roger Dempe of Portland, Ore., and Jill Dempe of Moon Township; two sisters, Edith Bernard of Hickory and Margaret Zemprelli of Clairton; and three great-grandchildren. Deceased are two sisters, Helen Rodgers and Theresa Friday; and three brothers, Emil, Pete and George Antoneitta.

William P. Badley
William P. Badley, 73, of Tampa, Fla., died Wednesday, February 11, 1998. Formerly of Washington, he relocated to Florida in 1976. Mr. Badley served as a medic with the Navy in World War II and in the Korean War. He was recalled during the Vietnam War serving stateside. He retired as chief petty officer from the Navy in 1967. In 1965 he married Barbara Dunn Smider, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Ted Smider and Pat Smider, both of Washington; a daughter, Sarah Becker of Tampa; and six grandchildren, Sara, Megan, Rachel, Sarah, Laura and Matthew. A son, Lee Smider, is deceased. A military memorial service is being held in Tampa on Friday, February 20. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Heart Association.

Aurelia Butchki
Formerly employed by Beth-Center School District
Aurelia "Rollie" Butchki, 85, of Strongsville, Ohio, formerly of Marianna, died Sunday, February 15, 1998, in Strongsville. She was born September 14, 1912, in Gloversville, N.Y., a daughter of Albert and Bridgette Benya Klena. Mrs. Butchki had been employed by the Bethlehem-Center School District for more than 15 years in the cafeteria department. She was a member of St. Oliver Plunkett Parish, Sts. Mary and Ann Roman Catholic Church in Marianna, First Catholic Slovak Ladies Branch 68, the Christian Mothers of Uniontown, Public School Employees Association and AARP. On October 29, 1941, she married John Butchki, who died in 1956. Surviving are a son, John M. Butchki of Strongsville, Ohio; two grandchildren, Michael Butchki and Laura Cirigliano; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased are a son, Richard Butchki; three brothers, Steve, Albert and Bernard Klena; and two sisters, Ann Nypaver and Johanna Kurilla.

Edith E. DePuy
Former resident of Houston
Edith E. DePuy, 90, a resident South Hills Convalescence Center, formerly of Houston, died Monday, February 16, 1998, at the center following a lengthy illness. She was born December 29, 1907, in Long Branch, a daughter of Samuel and Alice Wild Hallman. Mrs. DePuy was a member of First United Methodist Church, Houston. On May 24, 1953, she married Robert C. DePuy, who died June 20, 1996. She is the last of her immediate family. Deceased are a sister, Pearl Hall and a niece, Janice Szafraniec, with whom she made her home.

Donald L. Hughes
Retired gas driller for Peoples Gas Co.
Donald L. Hughes, 91, of Waynesburg R.D.1, died at 8:37 p.m. Sunday, February 15, 1998, in Greene County Memorial Hospital, Waynesburg, following a brief illness. He was born April 3, 1906, in Aleppo Township, Greene County, a son of Isaac L. and Elizabeth White Hughes. Mr. Hughes lived most of his life in Greene County and was a member of New Freeport Baptist Church. He worked for the former Peoples Natural Gas Co. as a gas driller, retiring in 1970. Surviving are four daughters, Betty Hudson of St. Clairsville, Ohio, Lesetta Adamson of Waynesburg R.D.1, Thelma Lemmon of Uniontown and Donna St. Clair of West Farmington, Ohio; two sons, Leo "Bud" Hughes of Glenmoore and James L. Hughes of Washington; 23 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Delpha H. Thomas of Waynesburg; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased are his wife, Mildred Fonner Hughes, who died March 21, 1967; three brzothers, John, A.R. "Ted" and Clarence J. Hughes; and five sisters, Grace Moore, Lillie Wright, Ora Smith, Dora Nelson and Maxine VanScyoc.

Dorothy C. Hunter
Dorothy C. Hunter, 86, of Tamarac, Fla., formerly of Brentwood, died Sunday, February 15, 1998, at University Hospital in Tamarac. She was born on January 28, 1912, in Pittsburgh. Surviving are two daughters, Linda Richards of Tamarac and Penny Dolan of Pittsburgh; a son, Franklin A. Hunter Jr. of Waynesburg; four grandchildren, Kathleen Hunter and Charles, Eric and David Richards; and four great-grandchildren. Her husband, Franklin A. Hunter Sr., is deceased. Burial is in the columbarium at St. Peters Episcopal Church in Brentwood. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Thomas W. Morgan
Army veteran worked for PLCB for 26 years
Thomas William Morgan, 74, of Washington, formerly of Cokeburg, died Sunday, February 15, 1998, at his daughter's home. He was born January 24, 1924, in Cokeburg, son of Thomas Price and Martha Banks Morgan. Mr. Morgan was Protestant. He attended Cokeburg schools and worked for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board for 26 years. During World War II, Mr. Morgan served in the U.S. Army. He was active with the Washington County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of the Blind. On June 7, 1952, in Washington, he married Mary Marjorie Knox, who died November 24, 1984. Surviving are a son, Thomas R. Morgan of Pittsburgh; a daughter, Betty L. Hayes of Washington; three sisters, Ruth Morgan, Florence Brewer and Gladys Berry, all residing in Florida; two grandchildren, Ryan and Melissa Pryor and a stepgranddaughter, Davi Ranae Hayes; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased are a brother, Llewellyn Morgan; and three sisters, Mary McCullough and twins who died in infancy.

Harry Patasky
Retired from Bethlehem Mines Corp.
Harry Patasky, 90, of Humbert Lane Health Care Center, Washington, formerly of Cokeburg, died Monday, February 16, 1998, in Humbert Lane. He was born February 7, 1908, in Bentleyville . Mr. Patasky was employed by Bethlehem Mines Corp. for many years before retiring in 1966. He was a member of St. Nicholas Old Believers Russian Orthodox Church in Marianna for many years. Surviving are a daughter, Shirlee McFadden of Newport News, Va.; a son, Norman Patasky of Las Vegas, Nev.; a brother, Pete Patasky of Michigan; two sisters, Ann Zatkoff of Michigan and Anita Lee of Erie; three grandchildren, James, Douglas and Adam; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Deceased are his wife, Ann Morris Patasky, who died in 1982; a granddaughter, Kara; two sisters and a brother.

Sister Helen Taylor
Teacher, guidance counselor for 30 years
Sister Helen Marie (formerly known as Sister Joseph Marie) Taylor, 87, died Sunday, February 15, 1998, in the Provincial House infirmary of the Sisters of Divine Providence. She was a member of the order for 61 years. Born in Braddock, she entered the order in 1928 and professed her final vows in August 1930. Sister Helen Marie earned a bachelor's and a master's degree in education from Duquesne University and spent more than 30 years teaching high school students in the Johnstown, Altoona and Pittsburgh Dioceses. In addition to teaching English and science, Sister Helen Marie influenced the lives of her students through her position as guidance counselor. She spent six years at Bishop McCort High School and 10 years at Canevin High School. She retired from teaching in 1987 and took up residence in the Provincial House, where she provided general services to the order. Surviving are several nieces, a nephew and cousins.

Elizabeth Toth
Cherry Valley resident retired from RCA
Elizabeth (Betty) Toth, 75, of Cherry Valley, Burgettstown, died Monday, February 16, 1998, in Washington Hospital. She was born October 7, 1922, in Cherry Valley, a daughter of Martin and Agnes Waltl Slak. Mrs. Toth retired from the RCA Co. in Meadow Lands in 1978. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church of Burgettstown, the Ladies Auxiliary of Bulger VFW and Burgettstown Senior Citizens. On February 28, 1942, in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Burgettstown, she married Alex Toth Sr., who survives. Also surviving are a son, Alex Toth Jr., of Attica, N.Y.; a daughter, Marilyn Clair of Langeloth; four grandchildren, Marie Havens of Florida, Jack Clair of Langeloth and Amanda and Matthew Toth, both of Cherry Valley; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary L. Koraido of Cherry Valley and Anna Dariano of Madison, Texas; and a brother, William Slak of Sandy Lake. Deceased are a son, John S. Toth, who died May 8, 1992; five brothers, Frank, Martin, Joseph, Andrew and John Slak; a sister, Agnes Patterson; and twin grandsons, John and Jason Toth.

Retta Jane Walker
Retired school nurse born in Finleyville
Retta Jane Walker, 64, of West Middlesex, died at 2:30 a.m. Monday, February 16, 1998,in Horizon Health Care-Shenango Valley Campus, following a lengthy illness. She was born October 27, 1933, in Finleyville, a daughter of the late Alex Smith and Margaret Mathias Smith of West Middlesex. Mrs. Walker retired as a school nurse in the West Middlesex School District in August 1977. Prior to that she had been a nurse at both the former Sharon General Hospital (now called Sharon Regional Health Systems) and the former Farrell Osteopathic Hospital (now called Horizon Health Systems-Shenago Valley Campus). She also worked for two local physician practices. She was a member of the Pennsylvania State Education and The West Middlesex Education Associations. Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband, John M. Walker; a daughter, Bobbi Sue Greenburg of West Middlesex; a granddaughter; a sister, Lois Kirk of Mooresville, N.C.; and a brother, William L. Smith of Bentleyville. Deceased, in addition to her father, is a brother, Robert.

Ralph W. Wilson
Owner-operator of Willow Inn, Oak Forest
Ralph W. Wilson, 63, of Waynesburg R.D.4 (Oak Forest), died at 1 p.m. Sunday, February 15, 1998, in his home, the Willow Inn. He was born October 27, 1934, in North Side, Pittsburgh, a son of the late Ralph James and Eleanor Sturnogle Wilson. Mr. Wilson was a graduate of Penn State University and the University of Pittsburgh and was a teacher for 13 years at Penn Trafford, North Alegheny. He served as a captain with the U.S. Army and since 1974 owned and operated the Willow Inn in Oak Forest, which will continue to operate under the direction of his partner, Pat Varner. Surviving is an aunt, Wardetta Jones of Orange County, Calif.

Hazel Marie Blaker
Member of Spraggs United Methodist Church
Hazel Marie Stewart Blaker, 87, of Waynesburg R.D.4, died at 4 a.m. Monday, February 16, 1998, in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg, R.D.2, after an eight-month illness. She was born December 30, 1910, in Franklin Township, Greene County, a daughter of Esta and Vada Gutherie Stewart. Mrs. Blaker lived in Greene County her entire life where she was a homemaker and assisted her husband on the family farm. She was a member of Spraggs United Methodist Church and a member of the Daughters of American Revolution. On January 18, 1930, she married Paul C. Blaker, who died May 31, 1990. Surviving are a daughter, Janet Mawhinney of Waynesburg R.D.2; a son, Donley Paul Blaker of Branson, Mo.; six grandchildren, Jennifer and Susan Mawhinney, Douglas Blaker, Patty Lewis, Pam Blaker Spirnok and Joe Minor; and three great-grandchildren. Deceased is a brother, Raymond Stewart.
CORRECTION
IN THE OBITUARY OF Hazel Marie Stewart Blaker, which was published in Wednesday's edition, the name of her mother, Vada Guthrie Stewart, was spelled incorrectly.

Eunice R. Collins
Wash High graduate was registered nurse
Word has been received of the death of Eunice R. McMurray Collins, 61, of Silver Spring, Md., formerly of Washington, who died February 7, 1998. She was born March 19, 1936, in Washington, daughter of the late Ray W. and Mary Emma McMurray. Mrs. Collins graduated from Washington High School in 1953 and was also a graduate of Allegheny General Hospital School of Nursing, where she studied to become a registered nurse. Surviving are her husband, Edward F. Collins; two sons, Kevin Collins and Martin Collins; two daughters, Kathleen Bridget Latu and Maureen Elizabeth Collins; two grandsons, Danny and Brian Latu; and a sister, Laura Jane McMurray Thompson of Washington. Burial was in Silver Spring.

Gertrude I. Doman
Former teacher at Hayes Avenue School
Gertrude I. Doman, 93, of 658 Wilmington Avenue, died at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, February 17, 1998, in Elyria, Ohio, at the home of her daughter, Sharon Kozel, after a brief illness. She was born February 6, 1905, in Deerlick, Greene County, a daughter of Winfield L. and Nannie Stickle Filby. Mrs. Doman taught school at the former Hayes Avenue School, Canton Township, in 1925 and 1926, before devoting all of her time to her family. On July 29, 1926, she married George W. Doman who died April 20, 1994. Surviving are six daughters, Audrey Gordon of Santa Barbara, Calif., Beverly Scott of Washington, Jacqueline Meadows, Marlene Blair and Sharon Kozel all of Elyria, Ohio, and Rolene Plants of Avella; four sons, Lawrence Duane Doman and Bruce Wetherald Doman, both of Elyria, John William Doman of Niceville, Fla., and Charles Ronald Doman at home; a sister, Olive Anderson of Batesville, Ark.; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Deceased are two sons, Walter L. and Robert Dwight Doman; an infant daughter; and a brother, Charles R. Filby.

Emanuel Franks
Owner and publisher of the Masontown Sentinel
Emanuel "Bud" Franks, 67, of Uniontown R.D.3, died Tuesday, February 17, 1998, at his home. He was born May 13, 1930, in Bunker Hill, a son of Lawrence and Etta Beryl Lincoln Franks. Mr. Franks was owner and publisher of the Masontown Sentinel for 32 years, and along with his wife, owned and operated the Masontown and Fayette Printing Co's. He was formerly employed with the Herald Standard newspaper of Uniontown and then with the Observer-Reporter of Washington, where he retired in 1986. Mr. Franks served in the Air Force during the Korean War and was a member of the VFW Post 4584 of Masontown. Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Eleanor Kazmierczak Franks; a son, Keith Edward Franks of Farmington; a daughter, Beverly Pope of Masontown; a grandson, Steven Pope; four sisters, Thelma Seese of Herbert, Edna Truxal of Youngwood, Ruby Christopher of Amend and Etta Mae Pincheck of Twinsburg, Ohio.

Marguerite F. Goff
Formerly employed by Talon Corp.
Marguerite F. Goff, 81, of Erie, died Tuesday, February, 17, 1998, in Washington Hospital. She was born July 11, 1916, in Conneaut, Ohio, a daughter of George W. and Marie Bell Hillman. Mrs. Goff graduated from Academy High School in Erie, where she worked for the Talon Corp. On November 15, 1941, in Winchester, Va., she married Russell D. Goff Jr. who died October 7, 1993. Surviving are a daughter, George Ann Goff-Ridge of Washington; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased are two brothers, Edward and Bill Hillman. All services will be handled in Erie, and a death notice will be published in a later edition.

Matilda Hlavay
Former member of St. Alphonsus Church
Matilda Hlavay, 82, of Spring Valley, Calif., formerly of McDonald, died Friday, February 13, 1998, in Grossmont Hospital, Spring Valley, Calif. She was born December 12, 1916, in Adena, Ohio, daughter of Albert and Frances Zombeck. Mrs. Hlavay was a former member of St. Alphonsus Church of McDonald. Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Paul J. Hlavay; five daughters, Betty J. Phillips of Oakdale, Paulette Kosarik of Alta-Loma, Calif., Theresa Barrett of Spring Valley, Charlotte Sica of Santee, Calif., and Lisa Simich of Slippery Rock; a son, Paul J. Hlavay of Midway; a brother, Stanley Zombeck of Cape Coral, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Deceased are an infant child; a son, Douglas Hlavay; and two brothers, Henry and Joseph Zombeck. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, February 20, in St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, McDonald, with the Rev. Edward Trzeciakowski officiating. Interment in Holy Souls Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, to the attention of Jim Bernauer, 300 East Swissvale Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15218.

Henry Jasper Knag
Memorial information
Henry Jasper Knag, infant son of Paul Knag Jr. and Melanie Crawford (formerly of Taylorstown) of Sawkill Road, Ulster, N.Y., died Monday, February 16, 1998. He was born in Hudson, N.Y., October 21, 1997. Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister, Radha M. Crawford; and two brothers, Everett L. and David T. Knag; his paternal grandparents, Paul and Maryann Knag of Darien, Conn.; his paternal great-grandmother, Charlotte Knag of Flushing, N.Y.; and paternal great-grandfather, Dr. James P. McCaffrey of Stamford, Conn.; his maternal grandmother, Joan M. Crawford and maternal great-grandfather, William Spink, both of Chestertown, Md.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Services and interment will be in Kingston, N.Y. The family suggests memorial contributions to Ulster County Mothers of Twins, in care of Nancy Slayton, 37 Outlook Farm Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561.

Joseph A. Napper
Regional director of Pittsburgh Job Center
Joseph A. Napper, 61, of Pittsburgh, died Sunday, February 15, 1998, in UPMC Presbyterian. He was born January 30, 1937, in Washington, a son of the late John Jasper and Hannah Churchman Napper. He was a member of John Wesley Methodist Church and attended Washington area schools. He was a graduate of Washington High School. He also attended Lincoln University and was a graduate of Morgan State College of Baltimore, Md. He was a veteran of U.S. Army, serving in the Korean conflict. Mr. Napper was the former manager of the Job Center in Washington, and prior to his death, he was regional director of Pittsburgh Job Center's field operations. Surviving are his wife, Glenda Jackson Napper; a son, John D. Napper of Pittsburgh; a daughter, Sydnee L. Napper of Pittsburgh; three grandchildren, TaJore, Brian and Xavier; a brother, C. Louis Napper of Rockville, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.

Stanley J. Potoczny
Oldest member of Bentleyville VFD
Stanley J. "Birdie" Potoczny, 84, of Short Street, Bentleyville, died at 8:02 p.m. Monday, February 16, 1998. He was born January 20, 1914, in Bentleyville, a son of Joseph and Julia Maniecki Potoczny. Mr. Potoczny was retired from Bethlehem Mines Corp., where he worked as a dispatcher at Mine 60, Somerset Township. He was a member of the Ave Maria Parish, Lithuanian Club, Pensioners Club, Eagles Club 1809 and a social member of the American Legion Post 165, all of Bentleyville. He was also the oldest living member of the Bentleyville Volunteer Fire Department where he served for 56 years. Mr. Potoczny was a member of the United Mine Workers of America Local 1197 and the Polish National Alliance, served as a Washington County constable for many years and served as past governor for the former Moose Lodge in Bentleyville. He was the manager of the former Pigeon Creek Vikings Baseball Team and lead them to three championships in 1946, 1947 and 1948. On October 23, 1937, at St. Luke Church in Bentleyville, he married Agatha "Sue" Sheragy, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Stanley Potoczny Jr. of Kernersville, N.C.; a daughter, Karen Sirianni of Bentleyville; five grandchildren, Jim and Shane Sirianni, and Stacy, Stanley and Stephanie Potoczny; two sisters, Nellie Marshalek and Stephanie Stechly, both of Scenery Hill; and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Millie Puskavich, is deceased.

Oscar N. Simmen
Highly decorated during World War II
Oscar N. Simmen Jr., 75, of Lucetta Drive, Monongahela, died Tuesday, Febrary 17, 1998, at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was born August 20, 1922, in Pittsburgh, a son of Oscar N. and Martha Burki Simmen. Mr. Simmen was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Monongahela. He was a sergeant with the 119 Army Combat Infantry, 30th Division during World War II in Europe. He was awarded the Presidential Citation, the Purple Heart, the Oak Leaf Cluster and five Bronze Stars. Mr. Simmen was a divisional sales manager for 32 years with Mutual and United of Omaha Insurance Companies. He carried the designation of CLU, RHU and LUTCF. Surviving is his wife of 52 years, Norma Spence Simmen. Also surviving are four children, Arlene Hammerstrom of Monongahela, Oscar Simmen III of Donora, Joyce O'Dell of Virginia Beach, Va., and Noreen Tonti of Elizabeth; seven grandchildren, Joseph Snodrass Jr., Jill Mascara, David and Daniel Simmen, Michael and Sean O'Dell and Carrie Tonti; three great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Alfred Simmen of West Mifflin and Franklin Simmen of Jefferson Borough. Deceased is a sister, Berna Bezek.

Michael Stefanik
Retired coal miner from Mather Colleries
Michael "Suey" Stefanik, 82, of Circle Street, Mather, died Tuesday, February 17, 1998, in Greene County Memorial Hospital. He was born April 29, 1915, in Donora, a son of Mike and Anna Simnok Stefanik. Mr. Stefanik lived in Mather since 1927, and was a retired coal miner with Mather Colleries and Humphrey No. 7, Maidsville, W.Va. He was a member of United Mine Workers of America, Local 1058, Jefferson Volunteer Fire Company, and a former trustee of the company and treasurer of the Croation Fraternal Union 633, Mather. On April 18, 1938, he married Anna Vishak, who survives. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Ray Diamond III and Sherri Poling; two great-grandchildren; a brother, John Stefanik of Clarksville R.D.1; and two sisters, Margaret Stefanik of Mather and Elizabeth Sibnick of Encino, Calif. Deceased are two daughters, Patricia Diamond and a daughter who died in infancy; two great-grandchildren, Dale M. and Summer Lynn Poling; a brother, Joseph Stefanik; and two sisters, Pauline Cipcic and Sister Mary Louise.

Connie Welsh
Member of St. John's Episcopal Church
Connie Welsh, 77, of Donora, died Tuesday, February 17, 1998, at Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born October 10, 1920, in Clarksburg, W.Va., a daughter of Laureano and Remedios Suarez Medina. Mrs. Welsh lived in Donora since 1923 and was a member of St. Johns Episcopal Church for more than 60 years. She was a member of the ECW of the church and a member of Donora Senior Citizens where she served as treasurer. Surviving is her husband of 53 years, Pete Welsh. Also surviving are a daughter, Terry Perrotta of Donora; three sisters, Margaret Garcia of Donora, Lisa Garcia of Monongahela and Flo Rodriguez of Donora; a brother, Joseph Medina of Donora; and two grandsons, Casey and Colby Perrotta of Donora. Deceased are two sisters, Anita Fernandez and Lucy Sanchez.

Vera A. Bogochenko
Resident of Scenery Hill
Vera A. Bogochenko, 81, of Scenery Hill, died at 1:58 p.m. Wednesday, February 18, 1998, in Washington Hospital. She was born August 21, 1916, in Cokeburg, a daughter of Alfonso and Rose Ulanosky Bogochenko. Surviving are seven sisters, Kathryn Bogochenko and Louise Puskavich, both of Scenery Hill, Elizabeth Greely, Julia Bogochenko, Helen Jochynek, Nellie Tarbuck and Esther Cimino, all of Washington; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Deceased are three brothers, Alex Sr., Michael and William Bogochenko; and a sister, Jenny Locy.

John C. Boros
Retired from U.S. Steel's Donora Works
John C. Boros, 84, of Morton Street, New Eagle, died Wednesday, February 18, 1998, at his home. He was born January 20, 1914, in Union Township, a son of John and Bertha Boros. Mr. Boros lived most of his life in New Eagle and was a member of Transfiguration Church of Monongahela. He is retired from U.S. Steel Donora Works and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Edwin Kaczmarek Council 2600. His wife, Anna Jurofcik Boros, died March 28, 1994. Surviving are two sons, John Boros Jr. of North Versailles and Ronald Boros of New Eagle; a brother, George Boros of New Eagle; and a sister, Mary Yohe of Clairton. A brother, Andrew Boros, is deceased.

Flora M. Davis
Nurse's aide for 25 years at Greene Co. Memorial
Word has been received of the death of Flora M. Davis, 67, of McCreary County, Ky., and formerly of Waynesburg, who died February 3, 1998, at home in Pine Knot, Ky. She was born March 30, 1930, in Kentucky, a daughter of the late William and Martha Mason. Mrs. Davis was Methodist. She worked for 25 years as a nurse's aide at Greene County Memorial Hospital. She was married to Clifford H. Davis, who died in 1977. Surviving are three sons, Harry Mitchell Davis of Pine Knot, Clifford Benjamin Davis of Whitley City, Ky., and William Franklin Davis of Mentor, Ohio; two daughters, Sylvia Jean Henderson of Jackson, Mich., and Patricia Locy of Washington; five grandchildren, Jason Adams, Chad Davis, C.J. Davis, Shannon Davis and Michelle Davis; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Laura Emerson of Albany, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased are four brothers, Robert, Lawrence, William and Loren Mason; two sisters, Lula Mason and Ollie Mason. Services and interment were held in Pine Knot. Memorial contributions to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, P.O. Box 651, Somerset, KY, 42502.

Samuel Del Pizzo
Canonsburg High grad had lived in Ashtabula, Ohio
Samuel Del Pizzo, 79, a former resident of Ashtabula, Ohio, died Sunday, February 15, 1998, in Burt Fish Hospital of New Smyrna Beach, Fla. He was born September 28, 1918, in Ashtabula, a son of Alessio and Rose Baffa Del Pizzo. Mr. Del Pizzo was a former resident of Canonsburg and a graduate of Canonsburg High School. He retired from Union Carbide of Ashtabula, was a former member of Mother of Sorrows Church in Ashtabula and Sacred Heart Church of New Smyrna Beach, where he sang in the choir of both churches and a member of Knights of Columbus as a former grand knight and fourth degree knight. Mr. Del Pizzo enjoyed travel, gardening and golf. Surviving are his wife, Virginia; two sons, Leslie of Dublin, Ohio, and Larry of Newton Falls, Ohio; a stepson, Randall Force; three stepdaughters, Cindy Goebel, Jacqulyne Alderman and Patricia Robinson; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Jeanette Rice of Denmark and Julianne Digangi of Ashtabula. Deceased are his first wife, Elizabeth; and a brother, Falco Del Pizzo. Services will be held Friday in Ashtabula.

Arthur F. Evans
Worked as boilermaker
Arthur Franklin Evans, 54, of Mounts Road, Washington, died at 7:28 p.m. Tuesday, February 17, 1998, in his home following a two-year illness. He was born February 4, 1944, in Fredericktown, a son of the late Arthur and Maple Ruschell Evans. Mr. Evans was a high school graduate and was a boilermaker. On November 27, 1997, he married Dolores Ann Otruba Namit, who survives. Also surviving are five stepsons, Stanley L. Marchetti Jr. of Washington, Robert L. Marchetti of East Liverpool, Ohio, Andrew, Lee and Michael Namit, all of Washington; two stepdaughters, Serean S. Willard of Philadelphia and Pamela Stein of Washington; three brothers, John Evans, of Pittsburgh, David E. Evans of Austin and Robert Evans; two sisters, Marlene Burnett of Clanton, Ala., and Janet; and seven stepgrandchildren. Deceased in addition to his parents, is a sister, Lorraine Evans.

Kenneth E. Fullum
Retired as crane operator for American Bridge
Kenneth E. Fullum, 71, of Oakdale, died Wednesday, February 18, 1998, in Washington Hospital. He was born June 29, 1926, in Cecil, a son of Dalbert and Sarah Ethel Jacobs Fullum. Mr. Fullum was a crane operator for American Bridge Company, retiring in 1983, and had also worked for McShane Construction, formerly known as Collier Stone Company. He was a member of United Steelworkers of America and Heavy Equipment Operators Union Local 66. Surviving are his wife, Alice Fullum; a son, Elzie W. Fullum of Oakdale; a brother, Warren Fullum of Greensburg; and five grandchildren, Frank DeGennaro and Shawn, Melissa, Brittney and Michael Fullum. Deceased are a son, William R. Fullum, who died in 1981; five brothers, Dalbert, Elzie, Frank, Norman and Buck Fullum; a sister, Naomi Fullum; and two grandchildren, William and Kenneth Fullum.

Benjamin Gray
Wind Ridge resident owned Patty's Place in Cameron
Benjamin "Frank" Gray, 75, of Wind Ridge, died at 5:01 a.m. Wednesday, February 18, 1998, in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W.Va., following a lengthy illness. He was born February 12, 1923, in Crabapple, a son of Walter Thomas and Ethel Core Gillispie Gray. Mr. Gray was Baptist and resided in the Wind Ridge area all his life.. He was a veteran of World War II where he served as a corporal in the U.S. Army with the 817th Tank Battalion. He was a 1941 graduate of Richhill Township High School and was a member of the Wind Ridge VFW. Mr. Gray was employed as a machinist at the former Liggett Spring and Axle Company in Monongahela for 29 years prior to his retirement in January 1976, and since 1981 had been the owner, with his wife, of Patty's Place in Cameron, W.Va. Surviving are his wife, Patricia Ann Bridges Gray, whom he married November 10, 1946; a son, Thomas Frank Gray of Cameron; four daughters, Rose Marie Dobbs of Wind Ridge R.D. 1, Suzanne Beresford of Moundsville, W.Va., Cindy Watson of Wind Ridge and Cathy Lucey of Cameron; a brother, Walter T. Gray Jr. of Monongahela; and seven grandchildren. Deceased is a brother, Wilbur Gray.

Goldie Guiliani
Former resident of Mt. Morris
Goldie Guiliani, 76, a Moon Township resident since 1975, formerly of Mt. Morris, died Wednesday, February 18, 1998, in Sewickley Valley Hospital. She was born on May 4, 1921, in Morgantown, W.Va., a daughter of James Peter and Freda Thoma Arthur. Mrs. Guiliani was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons, Moon Township; a former secretary of the American Legion in Mt. Morris; and a former member of Mt. Morris Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband of 28 years, Charles Guiliani; two sons, Ronald Lemley of Mesa, Ariz., and Randy Lemley of Mt. Morris; a grandson, Michael Randy Lemley; two stepsons, Gary Guiliani of Oakdale and Alan Guiliani of Chippewa Township; two step grandsons, A.J. and Brandon Guiliani; and a half sister, Glenna Fox of Mt. Morris. Deceased are a daughter, Linda Lee Lemley; a granddaughter, Crystal Lemley; and a half sister, Patricia Boden.

Jeanne Lanczak
Veteran of Women's Army Corps during WW II
Jeanne Lanczak, 77, of Pittsburgh, died Wednesday, February 18, 1998, in St. Francis Central Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born June 27, 1920, in Studa, a daughter of the late John J. and Josephine Korlicka Lanczak. Miss Lanczak served with the Women's Army Corps during World War II and held the rank of sergeant. She was a member of St. Mary of Mercy on the Point Roman Catholic Church, Pittsburgh. She was retired from the Duquesne Club, Pittsburgh. Surviving are two brothers, Joseph Lanczak of Burgettstown and John Lanczak of Pittsburgh; two sisters, Ann Moloney of Glendale, Ariz., and Julie Lauletta of Penn Hills. Deceased, in addition to her parents, is a sister, Dorothy Pizzo.

Edward Joseph Lewis
Retired B&O Railroad mechanic
Edward Joseph Lewis, 85, of Canonsburg, formerly of Mount Ranier, Md., died Tuesday, February 17, 1998, at Washington County Health Center following a brief illness. He was born December 3, 1912, in Washington, D.C., son of William Henry and Matilda Daniels Lewis. Mr. Lewis was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Washington. He was retired from B&O Railroad, where he was a mechanic for more than 40 years. He had attended Washington D.C. schools. In 1932, he married Mary Cecelia Vanneman, who died November 5, 1983. Surviving are two daughters, Ursula M. Geisler of Scenery Hill and Veronica M. Harkins of Birmingham, Ala.; one sister, Agnes Gammon of Riverdale, Md.; nine grandchildren, Shirley Antill, Vicki Chandler, Robert, Richard and William Turney, Rob, Kerry, Maria and Brandon Harkins; 12 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Deceased are a granddaughter who died in infancy; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Lena E. McClelland
Former resident of Canonsburg
Lena E. McClelland, 82, of Moundsville, W.Va., formerly of Canonsburg, died Saturday, February 14, 1998, in Wheeling Hospital. She was born August 31, 1916, in Canonsburg, a daughter of William and Zetta McLhinney. She was Presbyterian. Surviving are her husband, Arthur E. McClelland; a daughter, Linda Crough of Moundsville; a sister, Verna McKenery of Canonsburg; two brothers, Jim McLhinney of Baltimore, Md., and William McLhinney of Sharon; and a granddaughter, Holly Lantis of Wooster, Ohio. A sister, Elsie McLhinney, is deceased. Private services were held Monday, February 16 with the Rev. Paul Lantis officiating. Entombment at Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Sherrard. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.

Shirley Mae Morris
1945 graduate of Washington High School
Shirley Mae Morris, 70, of Reno, Nev., formerly of Washington, died Monday, February 16, 1998, in Los Robles Hospital, Thousands Oaks, Calif. Born January 21, 1928, in Washington, she was a daughter of John and Helen Miller Harvey. Mrs. Morris was a 1945 graduate of Washington High School and on June 18, 1949, in Immaculate Conception Church, Washington, married Albert Morris, who is deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Morris left the Washington area in July 1961. Surviving are a daughter, Colleen Lafromboise of Reno; three sons, Claude Morris of Lakewood, Wash., Christopher Morris of Lebanon, Mo., and Corry Morris of Thousands Oaks; nine grandchildren; a brother, John Harvey of Ventura, Calif.; and two sisters, Sandra Rock of Meadow Lands and Rosemarie Muscarella of Van Nuys, Calif. Funeral services were held February 18, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Van Nuys. Burial is February 19 in San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, Calif. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Mary Kay Pettis
Third-grader at Washington Park Elementary
Mary Kay Pettis, 8, of Washington, died Tuesday, February 17, 1998, in Children's Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born February 24, 1989, in Washington, a daughter of Beverly A. Patterson and Zack B. Pettis. Mary Kay died of heart failure 12 days after she collapsed while running toward her school bus. She was taken by ambulance to Washington Hospital and then transported by ambulance to Children's Hospital because a snowstorm had grounded emergency helicopters. She was a third grade student at Washington Park Elementary School. Mary Kay's father said doctors at Children's told him that Mary Kay had an irregular heartbeat. Mary Kay was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, where she sang in the Gospel Praise youth choir. She played on the East Washington girl's basketball team and was a member of the Girl Scouts. Surviving in addition to her parents, are three sisters, Roxanne and Krista Pettis, both of McKeesport, and Marcelle Patterson of Washington; a brother, Brandon Patterson at home; and her maternal grandmother, Mary Etta Patterson of Washington.

Betty Pieczarka
Member Transfiguration Church, Monongahela
Betty Pieczarka, 79, of Ann Street, Monongahela, died Wednesday, February 18, 1998, in Mon Valley Hospital. She was born December 3, 1918, in Monongahela, a daughter of Henry and Angela Provost Ramsey. Mrs. Pieczarka was a graduate of Monongahela High School and a member of Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church, Monongahela. Surviving are three sons, Skip Pieczarka of Finleyville, Robert S. Pieczarka of New Eagle and Patrick Pieczarka of Warrington; a daughter, Joy Rocco of Monongahela; a brother, John Ramsey of Monongahela; two sisters, Cecelia Cleveland and Kay Poole; seven grandchildren, Sean and Robyn O'Connor, Jocelyn Necciai and Robert, Bethany, Matthew and Adam Pieczarka; and one great-granddaughter. Deceased are her husband, Edward J. Pieczarka, who died March 22, 1981; a daughter, Janice Necciai; two brothers, Henry and Joseph Ramsey; and two sisters, Mary and Margaret.

Robert T. Reggets
Lifelong resident of Jefferson, Mather areas
Robert T. Reggets, 53, of Jefferson R.D. 1, died Tuesday, February 17, 1998, in Presbyterian Medical Center, Pittsburgh. He was born December 3, 1944, in Mather, a son of the late Thomas Reggets and Martha Daugherty Reggets Willis of Jefferson R.D. 1. Mr. Reggets lived in the Jefferson and Mather areas all his life and he enjoyed fishing. Surviving in addition to his mother, are four brothers, Donald Reggets of Streetsboro, Ohio, Charles Reggets of Waynesburg, Hercy L. and Shawn Willis, both of Jefferson; and a sister, Marcy Willis of Waynesburg. Deceased is a brother, Ronald Reggets.

Debbie Adams
Meadow Lands resident
Debbie Beatty Adams, 41, of Hallam Street, Meadow Lands, died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, February 1, 1998, in her home. She was born September 21, 1956, in Washington, a daughter of Marion B. Beeler Beatty of Meadow Lands, with whom she made her home. She was a homemaker and a member of New Hope Baptist Church of Washington. She was a 1974 graduate of Chartiers-Houston High School. She attended Pittsburgh Beauty Academy and Penn Commercial Beauty Academy. Surviving, in addition to her mother, are three sons, Jeremy James Null of New Berlin, Gregory Scott Null of Meadow Lands and Timothy Allen Adams of Meadow Lands; a brother, Donald R. Beatty II of Sunbury; and two sisters, Kathy Michelle Beatty of Strabane and Cindy K. Beatty of Meadow Lands.

Donald E. Faust
Employed at Barr Hardware, Canonsburg
Donald E. Faust, 59, of Strabane, died Saturday, January 31, 1998, in Washington Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was born September 25, 1938, in Canonsburg, a son of the late Charles and Lillian Wright Faust. Mr. Faust lived most of his life in the Canonsburg and Strabane area. He was Catholic. He was a member of the VFW Post 553 of Strabane, the American Legion Post 902 of Houston, and the Slovak Club of Canonsburg. He had served with U.S. Navy aboard the USS Freemont. Mr. Faust was employed at Barr Hardware in Canonsburg for the past nine years. On January 18, 1960, he married Valerie D. Maverich, who died November 11, 1993. Surviving are a daughter, Deborah L. Frazier of Strabane; three sons, Donald Faust Jr. and Michael Faust, both of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Eric Faust of Strabane; and four grandchildren, Heather Frazier and Vincent, Aliscia and Brittany Faust. Deceased is a brother, Charles Faust. He was the last of his immediate family.

Sean W. Hundzienski
Member of Ironworkers Local No. 3
Sean W. Hundzienski, 32, of Houston, died at 4:10 p.m. Saturday, January 31, 1998, at Allegheny University Medical Center-Canonsburg, following a nine-month illness. He was born October 11, 1965, in Washington, a son of Kenneth and Jean O'Rourke Hundzienski of Canonsburg. He had lived his entire life in the Canonsburg area. Mr. Hundzienski was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church and the White Eagles Society. He was an ironworker and a member of the Local No.3 of Pittsburgh. On December 31, 1997, he married Lisa Baer, who survives. Also surviving, in addition to his parents, are a sister, Trayce Dulaney of Canonsburg; paternal grandmother, Valeria J. Hundzienski of Canonsburg; maternal grandparents, Cornelius and Helen Lazor O'Rourke of Canonsburg; two nieces, Chelsey and Taylor Dulaney; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Deceased is a brother, Kenneth Michael Hundzienski, who died in infancy.

Ruth N. Kennell
Retired cook from Washington
Ruth N. Croxton Kennell, 82, of Washington, died at 10:30 p.m. Friday, January 30, 1998, in the Washington Hospital emergency room. She was born March 28, 1915, in Good Intent, a daughter of James and Flora Emmalene Filby Thompson. She had been employed as a cook at the former George Washington Hotel for 35 years. She later worked at Washington Hospital as a cook for nine years. She was member of Washington Christian Misssionary Alliance. She was married twice. Her first husband, Edgar H. Croxton, is deceased. Her second husband, Harry W. Kennell, died May 25, 1967. Surviving are a son, the Rev. David A. Croxton of York; a brother, Paul Thompson of Washington; a sister, Florence Riggs of Washington; two grandchildren, Pamela J. Croxton and Deborah Stratton; two great-grandsons; several stepchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased are two sisters, Ocie Kinnan and Elsie Young; and four brothers, Walter, Floyd, Ray and James Thompson.

Donald W. Levers
Korean War veteran
Donald W. "Tadpole" Levers, 66, of Mark Avenue in Washington, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, February 1, 1998, in Washington Hospital, following a three-week illness. He was born July 18, 1931, in Washington, a son of John and Mary Waychoff Levers. He was a graduate of Washington High School. During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army in Alaska. Mr. Levers was formerly employed by McGraw-Edison, by Cappelli's Beer Distributorship as salesman and by the Maxwell House as bartender. His wife, Gertrude "Trudy" Welsh, died May 7, 1997. Surviving are three sons, Charles Lee Levers of Washington, Stephen John Levers of Washington and Donald Frederick Levers of Claysville; two stepsons, Richard Welsh Jr. and Douglas Welsh, both of Washington; a daughter, Sally Levers Boardley of Washington; two stepdaughters, Kimberly Newman of Meadow Lands and Lynelle Teagarden of Nemacolin; three brothers, Marion Levers of Claysville, Bob Levers of Washington and Jack Levers of California; 13 grandchildren, William, Michael, Miranda, Douglas, Pam, Tiffany, Jasmine, Nicole, Lynn, Sharon, Brandon, Tawyne and Johnnie. Deceased are two sisters, Flossie Strope and Lillian Carroll; and three brothers, Fred, James and Austin "Fireball" Levers.

John Mancini
Retired coal miner from Bethlehem Steel
John Mancini, 84, of Washington, died Sunday, February 1, 1998 in Presbyterian Medical Center, Washington. He was born January 24, 1913, at Powhatan, W.Va., a son of Antonio and Constanza Oliverio Mancini. He was a retired coal miner, who was formerly employed by Bethlehem Steel. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and the Edwin Scott Linton Post 175 of the American Legion. During World War II, Mr. Mancini served in the Pacific Theater, where he was awarded the American Defense Service Medal, the American Service Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal. On February 11, 1943, he married Josephine Rose Scuvotti, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Connie L. Spanjer of Denver, Colo., and Rita A. Mancini of Cincinnati, Ohio; three brothers, Sam Mancini of Eighty Four, Ben Mancini of Florida and Frank Mancini of Pennsylvania; three sisters, Rose Feniello of Flushing, N.Y., Lena Hall of Cleveland, Ohio, and Theresa Chambers of Scenery Hill; four grandchildren, Stephanie Kisabeth, Shannon Dooley, and Bonnie and Brian Spanjer. Deceased are a sister, Mary Malone; and three brothers, George, Rock, and Dominick Mancini.

Esther Miller
Former owner of Houston floral shop
Esther Reynolds Miller, 90, of Boca Raton, Fla., died Thursday, January 29, 1998, in Boca Raton Community Hospital. Mrs. Miller has been a resident of Boca Raton since 1990. Previously, she resided in Canton, Conn., where she owned Bounty Antique Shop for 20 years. Prior to living in Florida and Connecticut, she lived and raised her family in Houston, where she owned The Green Thumb Florist Shop for many years. She was a longtime member of Houston United Presbyterian Church. Deceased are her husband, Harry A. Miller, who died in 1969; and a son, Roger A. Miller, who died in 1975. Surviving are three sons, Wilbur E. Miller of Boca Raton, Harry R. Miller of Bay Village, Ohio, and C. Rodney Miller of Canton; a daughter, Abigail Miller Quinn of Carnegie; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. A gathering to celebrate her life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 21, at Houston United Presbyterian Church, followed by interment at Oak Spring Cemetery, Canonsburg. Robert J. Babione Funeral Home of Boca Raton is handling the arrangements.

Samuel R. Price
Member of Old Concord Presbyterian Church
Samuel R. Price, 83, of Prosperity, died Saturday, January 31, 1998, in the Washington Hospital emergency room. He was born February 24, 1914, in Morris Township, Greene County, a son of Rila and Elizabeth Stevens Price. He was a member of Old Concord Presbyterian Church. During World War II, Mr. Price served as a private first class in the European Theater. He was a rifleman with the 1256th Engineers and received the Good Conduct Medal for his service. He was a heavy equipment operator with Operating Engineers Local 66. He enjoyed farming. On August 21, 1937, in Wheeling, W.Va., he married Georgie L. Ealy, who survives. Also surviving are three sons, Robert and Eddie Price, both of Prosperity and George Price of Claysville; two daughters, Connie Moneta of Greensburg and Margie Barrett of Independence Township; a brother, Rila Price of Ravenna, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased are a son, Larry Price; a daughter, Sara Leota Price, who died in infancy; a brother, Charles F. Price; and six sisters, Grace Ealy, Edna Whiteman, Icie Breese, Katheryn Rush, Bernice Ealy and Irene Caldwell.

Shirley J. Smith
Member of Peters Creek Church, Venetia
Shirley J. Smith, 65, of McMurray, died Saturday, January 31, 1998, at her home. She was born September 3, 1932, in Rochester, a daughter of Margaret Lawson Perrier of Whitehall and the late Albert Perrier. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Peters Creek United Presbyterian Church, Venetia. Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband, Clark H. Smith; three sons, Douglas E. Southard of Finleyville, Clark B. Smith of North Potomac, Md., and Steven G. Smith of Coral Springs, Fla.; a daughter, Margaret E. Smith of Germantown, Md.; and three grandsons, Matthew Smith, Mark Southard and Nicholas A. Smith.

Alberta Stewart
Librarian retired from Carnegie Mellon University
Alberta Green Stewart, 89, of Bridgeville, formerly of Carnegie and Sutersville, died Saturday, January 31, 1998, in St. Clair Hospital, Mt. Lebanon. She was born July 6, 1908, in Carnegie, a daughter of Thomas and Clara Wright Green. She was a 1937 graduate of the California Normal School, and she later earned her masters in Library Science from the University of Pittsburgh. Mrs. Stewart formerly taught in the Sewickley Township schools and later was employed by the Bureau of Mines in Library. She was also a librarian for the medical department at the University of Pittsburgh and for the engineering library at Carnegie Mellon University prior to her retirement. She was a member of the Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church and a member and past matron of the Order of Eastern Star, Miriam Chapter No. 175 in West Newton. Surviving are two stepchildren, Roger Stewart of West Newton and Jean Blankman of New Jersey; four stepgrandchildren; a sister, Ashley Cornelius of Stewart, Fla.; and two brothers, Kendall Green of Nekoosa, Wis., and Jack Green of Houston. Deceased are her husband, Alfred Stewart; a sister, Helen Chambers; and two brothers, Harry and Thomas Oscar Green.

Anna Mae Tegi
Homemaker from Monongahela
Anna Mae Tegi, 69, of Monongahela, died Saturday, January 31, 1998, in Mon Valley Hospital. She was born November 13, 1928, in Dunkirk, a daughter of John and Anna Sabbatch Wassel. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Macrina Byzantine Catholic Church, Monongahela. On December 26, 1948, she married Albert S. Tegi, who survives. Also surviving are three sons, Ronald S. Tegi and Robert A. Tegi, both of Monongahela, and Darrel J. Tegi of Bethel Park; two daughters, Judy A. Tegi of Monongahela and Diane M. Post of New Bethlehem; two sisters, Julia Auth and Margaret Sosanko, both of Monongahela; two grandchildren, Kristie and Alan Tegi; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased is a brother, John Wassel, who died in infancy.

Thomas C. Welch
WW II U.S. Air Force veteran, lived in Florida
Thomas C. Welch, 77, of Pompano Beach, Fla., died Friday, January 30, 1998. He was born May 27, 1920, in Washington. Mr. Welch moved to Florida in 1955 with his wife, Virginia, who died in 1974. During World War II, he served in as a B-24 bombardier navigator. Before he retired in 1968, he had become a Major. He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol, where he served as director of Cadet Programs, FL Wing and commander of Pompano Beach Cadet Squadron. From 1958 until his retirement in 1986, Mr. Welch was an electrical contractor, who owned Lawson Electric in Boca Raton. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Boca-Delray 171. He was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Pompano Beach. Survivors are a son, Robert Welch; two daughters, Diane Douillette and Letha Stack; and three grandchildren, Jennifer, Steven and Taylor Thomas. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 2, in Pompano Beach, Fla.

Dorothy E. Crowl
Retired elementary teacher in Beth-Center schools
Dorothy E. Crowl, 82, of Carmichaels, died at 4 p.m. Sunday, February 1, 1998, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va., after a three-month illness. She was born August 12, 1915, in Dunlevy, a daughter of Robert Ellsworth and Isabelle Harmison Courtley Crowl, and had been a resident of Carmichaels since 1950. Miss Crowl was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Carmichaels, where she was a Sunday school teacher and Sunday school superintendent. Miss Crowl was a 1933 graduate of Charleroi High School and received a degree in education in 1937 from California State Teachers College, now California University of Pennsylvania. She was an elementary school teacher in the Beth-Center School District for 47 years prior to her retirement. Surviving is a sister, Isabel Rankin of Carmichaels, with whom she made her home; a niece, Susan Frye of Carmichaels, and a nephew, William L. Rankin of Carmichaels. She was preceded in death by a nephew, Robert E. Rankin.

Ada Mae Henderson
Lifetime member Christian and Missionary Alliance
Ada Mae Proctor Henderson, 86, of Washington, died at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 1, 1998, at Presbyterian Medical Center, Washington. She was born May 15, 1911, in Galveston, Texas, a daughter of George and Caroline Reedy Proctor. She was a lifetime member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance of Washington and a member the Willing Workers Class. She attended Washington High School and was a former employee of Duncan Miller Glass Co. On December 25, 1929, in Washington, she married Donald Wayne Henderson Sr., who died April 18, 1996. Surviving are two sons, Paul E. Henderson of Eighty Four, and D. Wayne Henderson of Washington. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Debbie Jo King, Terri Luketich, Paul E. Henderson Jr., Tracy Henderson, Jody Henderson, Sherri Swart, Kristi Henderson and Darlene Phillips, and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Donald Wayne Henderson Jr.; a daughter, Donna May Henderson Miller; and four sisters, Jeanette Gatten, Florence Stauffer, Georgia Riendeau, and Helen Miner.

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