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Mary Ann Impiccini
Formerly of Vestaburg
Mary Ann Impiccini, 59, of Cleveland, Ohio, died Monday, March 16, 1998, of an illness. She was born August 22, 1938, in Pennsylvania. She was formerly of Vestaburg. She was a member of St. Francis deSales Church, Cleveland. Surviving are three sons, James, Jeffrey and Anthony Impiccini; one daughter, Jacqueline Impiccini, all of Cleveland; two grandchildren, Tia Marie and Jeffrey Jr.; one brother, Steve Foltion. Services were held in Cleveland.

William Kotch
WW II veteran served during Nuremberg Trials
William Kotch, 69, of Nemacolin, died at 9:45 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 1998, in his home. He was born March 25, 1928, in Tower Hill 2, Fayette County, a son of Mike and Angelia Popovich Kotch. Mr. Kotch was a member of St. George Serbian Orthodox Church of Carmichaels R.D. 1, where he served as a tutor for many years and was a member of the choir. He retired from Nemacolin Mine and had also worked at the Carmichaels and Jefferson Senior Centers. Mr. Kotch was a founding member of the Crucible Volunteer Fire Department, volunteered as a Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 558 of Edinburg, Ohio, and was a member of the UMWA Nemacolin Local 6290. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as an M.P. during the Nuremberg Trials, and was a member of Cumberland American Legion Post 400 of Carmichaels. On December 5, 1953, he married Edna Lee Hepler, who survives. Also surviving are three sons, Guy William Kotch of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Mark James Kotch of Beaver and Charles Michael Kotch of Stow, Ohio; two daughters, Cynthia Rose of Carmichaels and Emily Trainor of Cuyahoga Falls; 15 grandchildren; a brother, Daniel Kotch of Allison Park; twin sisters, Delores Conlin of Pittsburgh and Doris "Muchie" Kotch of Crucible; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased are four brothers, Nick, Peter, George and Steve Kotch; and three sisters, Annie Kotch, who died in infancy, and Amy Niemetz and Minnie Garone.

Angelo Mauritz
Owned Angelo's Lounge, Binnstown
Angelo Mauritz, 68, of Low Hill Road, Brownsville (Binnstown), died suddenly Monday, March 16, 1998, at 1:09 a.m. in St. Francis Central Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born June 30, 1929, in Isabella, a son of James and Rella Mauritz. Mr. Mauritz owned and operated Angelo's Lounge, Binnstown, for 25 years. He was a member of the Parish of St. Oliver Plunkett. Fredericktown. Mr. Mauritz was a member of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, a member of Hancock-McCune-Horne American Legion Post 705 of Centerville, an active member and past president of Binnstown-Low Hill Lions Club, and a member of the Eagles and Brownsville Sportsman's Club, both in Brownsville. Surviving are his wife, June M. Dalvesco Mauritz of Brownsville; a daughter, Roxanne M. Hako of Donora; a sister, Louise Yocabet of Thompson 2, Fayette Co.; and three nephews

Lloyd Smith McIntosh
Retired employee of U.S. Steel in Donora
Lloyd Smith "Pap" McIntosh, 91, of Rostraver Township, died Sunday, March 15, 1998, in his home. He was born April 17, 1906, in Brownsville, a son of John Henry and Hannah Mae Crawford McIntosh. Mr. McIntosh was retired from U.S. Steel Donora in 1968 and Byers Amoco Station, Monongahela, in 1994. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church in Rostraver Township. Surviving are two sons, Leo H. McIntosh and Jack A. McIntosh, both of Rostraver Township; a daughter, Virginia McIntosh Rogers of Rostraver Township; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Deceased are his wife, Sara M. Volk McIntosh, who died November 2, 1991; three brothers, Arthur, Frank and Roy McIntosh; and a sister, Mae McIntosh McKenna.

Lois A. Sheppard
Mt. Lebanon resident formerly of Washington
Lois A. Sheppard, 58, of Mt. Lebanon, died Sunday, March 15, 1998, in UPMC Montefiore, Pittsburgh. Mrs. Sheppard, who was born in Washington, was a homemaker. Surviving are her husband, William R. Sheppard; two sons, Timothy William Sheppard and Jack Malone Sheppard; her mother, Ethel E. Malone of Burgettstown; and a sister, Molly S. Choman of Burgettstown

Jean E. Skerbetz
Bentleyville resident
Jean E. Skerbetz, 82, of Bentleyville, died at 3:58 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 1998, at home. She was born November 24, 1915, in Bentleyville, a daughter of James and Theresa Schwamburg Trasatti. Mrs. Skerbetz was a 1933 graduate of Bentleyville High School and a member of Bentleyville Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Jean Marie Sheffo of Bentleyville; three sisters, Clara Vigliotti of Charleroi, Marie Naddeo of Bentleyville and Helen Jones of Washington; and three grandsons, Dr. Gregory Sheffo of DuBois and Bradley Sheffo and Mark Sheffo, both of Pittsburgh. Deceased are her husband, Anthony F. Skerbetz

Margaret Ann Tokar
Ringgold graduate owned Beauty Nook in New Eagle
Margaret Ann Pascoe Tokar, 36, of Rostraver Township, died Monday, March 16, 1998, in Mon Valley Hospital, Carroll Township. She was born August 15, 1961, in New Eagle, a daughter of Mary Ann Belli Pascoe of Monongahela and the late Lewis Pascoe, who died in August 1985. Mrs. Tokar was a 1980 graduate of Ringgold High School and graduated from Pittsburgh Beauty Academy in 1982. She owned and operated the Beauty Nook in New Eagle and also worked at Elaine's Beauty Salon in Monongahela. After attending the Median School in Pittsburgh in 1977, she began working at Magee Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh. She was a member of Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church in Monongahela, where she served as Eucharistic Minister and was active on the parish council. She was a consultant for Amber Products and was a member of the support group for Breast Cancer Awareness. Surviving are her husband, Jay M. Tokar; a son, Matthew Lewis Tokar; a daughter, Valerie Lynn Tokar, all of Rostraver Township; two brothers, Frank L. Pascoe of Wilbraham, Mass., and Jeffrey L. Pascoe of South Fayette; a sister, Andrea Conteen of South Park; and three nephews and four nieces.

Alvan Warren Vernon
Automobile salesman in the area for 40 years
Alvan Warren Vernon, 71, of Washington, died Sunday, March 15, 1998, at Humbert Lane Health Center. He was born June 29, 1926, in Washington, a son of George and Bertha Galaher Vernon. Mr. Vernon was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Washington. He attended Washington High School and was an automobile salesman for 40 years in the Washington area, working for a number of dealers, including Budd Baer and Arnold Pontiac. During World War II, Mr. Vernon served in the South Pacific with the United States Navy. He was a member of Edwin Scott Linton Post 175 of the American Legion, Washington. On August 21, 1949, in Washington, he married Patricia Williams. Mrs. Vernon survives. Also surviving are a son, Eric G. Vernon of Wheeling, W.Va.; one daughter, Susan Vernon Kozak of Crafton; two sisters, Jessie Vernon Smith and Mary Vernon Fischer, both of Washington; two grandsons, Jason and Justin Kozak; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased are his brother, George "Bill" Vernon, and two sisters, Reba Vernon Chaplin and Ruth Vernon. At the request of the family, there will be no public visitation. A memorial service will be held at a time and place to be announced later.

Maryln E. Baker
Member of Hanover Presbyterian Church
Maryln E. Baker, 53, of Langeloth, died Monday, March 16, 1998, in her home. She was born May 26, 1944, in Columbus, Ohio, a daughter of the late Walker and Beulah Thomas Redford. She was a homemaker and a member of Hanover Presbyterian Church. Surviving are three daughters, Johna, Janelle and Tammy, all of the Burgettstown area; a granddaughter, Shauna; a grandson, Terry; a sister, Georgia Anna Abbott of Hookstown; and several nieces and nephews.

Marie B. Colantoni
Office manager for medical practice from Richeyville
Marie Brown Colantoni, 69, of Richeyville, died Tuesday, March 17, 1998, in Washington Hospital. She was born July 6, 1928, in California, a daughter of the late George A. Brown Sr. and Mary Davenport Brown of Hollywood, Fla. Mrs. Colantoni was a graduate of Centerville High School, California State Teachers College and a beauty school in Uniontown. She was office manager for her husband's medical practice. Mrs. Colantoni was a member of the Parish of St. Oliver Plunkett, St. Michael the Archangel Church of Fredericktown. In addition to her mother, surviving are her husband, Dr. William Colantoni; two daughters, Diane Faruga Stevenson of Durham, N.C., and Kimberly Faruga Gehringer of Naples, Fla.; two grandsons, Sonny Stevenson and Blake Gehringer; a granddaughter, Kristen Gehringer; and three sisters, Gladys Repinski of Richeyville, Dorothy Faieta of Fredericktown and Georgine Barrett of Marco Island, Fla. Deceased are a sister, Mary Orlandi; and a brother, George A. Brown Jr.

Sarah Moore Keener
Homemaker was born in Washington
Sarah Moore Keener, 75, of 776 Race St., Waynesburg, died at 4 a.m. Tuesday, March 17, 1998, at her home. She was born May 30, 1922, in Washington County, a daughter of Floyd and Elizabeth Besina Piatt Moore. Mrs. Keener, a homemaker, was Protestant. On March 9, 1956, she married Robert W. Keener, who died April 7, 1991. Surviving are three daughters, Roberta Householder and Judy McGinnis, both of Waynesburg; and Crystal Radjenovic of Waynesburg R.D. 4; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Warren Carl Moore of Graysville; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased is a brother, James Moore. Services and interment will be private.

George Blehi
World War II veteran was retired pipefitter
George Blehi, 77, of Burgettstown, died Wednesday, March 18, 1998, in Humbert Lane Health Care Center, Washington. He was born February 10, 1921, in Burgettstown, a son of Paul Sr. and Mary Anna Blehi. Mr. Blehi served with the U.S. Army during World War II, taking part in the Battle of the Bulge He was a member of the Company B303 Engineer Battalion. He was retired from Weirton Steel Co., where he was a pipefitter. Mr. Blehi was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church of Burgettstown, Burgettstown Senior Citizens and the Twenty Five Year Club of Weirton Steel. He was a professional photographer for more than 46 years and operated his own studio in Burgettstown from 1961 to 1986, when he had to give it up because of ill health. Mr. Blehi enjoyed horseshoe pitching and won the 1992 State Senior Horseshoe Championship of Pennsylvania. He belonged to the Washington Horseshoe Club, the Dormont Horseshoe Club and the Hope Horseshoe Club of Pennsylvania in Carnegie. On January 28, 1961, he married Kathryn Rash Zernich Blehi, who survives. Also surviving are a stepson, Robert Zernich of Quincy, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Katie Malosh of Pittsburgh; five grandchildren; and a sister, Sue Van Daly of St. Simons Island, Ga. Deceased are three brothers, John, Paul and Albert Blehi; and a sister, Pauline Wright.

Anna Elizabeth Cain
Homemaker attended West Washington U.M. Church
Anna Elizabeth Cain, 89, of Washington, died at 9:25 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, 1998, in Washington County Health Center. She was born December 6, 1908, in Cherry Valley, a daughter of John and Mary Betrucci DeFazio. Mrs. Cain was a homemaker and attended West Washington United Methodist Church. On April 9, 1925, she married Glenn S. "Red" Cain, who died October 12, 1989. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Daniel C. Urbanik of Washington; a brother, Anthony DeFazio of Cameron, W.Va.; a sister, Mary Steratore of Washington; two granddaughters, Judith Mikula and Janice Urbanik; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased are a brother, John DeFazio; and two sisters, Rose Menzietti and Beulah A. Lucero.

A. Claire Clutter
Member of Peters Creek United Presbyterian Church
A. Claire Clutter, 77, of Peters Township, formerly of Claysville, died Tuesday, March 17, 1998, in McMurray Hills Manor, Peters Township. She was born November 17, 1920, in Claysville, a daughter of Jesse James and Mary Jane Irey Davis. Mrs. Clutter was a member of Peters Creek United Presbyterian Church. A 1938 graduate of Claysville High School, she was employed as an administrative assistant for John W. Galbreath and Co., Pittsburgh, for more than 30 years. Mrs. Clutter was a homemaker and enjoyed playing cards. On September 29, 1940, she married Harold Clutter, who died October 24, 1970. Surviving are three daughters, Janet Turner of Youngstown, Ohio, Carol Leech of Venetia and Susan Sites of Norfolk, Va.; a sister, Opal Davis Miller of Claysville; four grandchildren, Sean Turner, Jesse Turner, Catherine Evans and Sarah Leech; and four great-grandchildren. Deceased are four brothers, Kenneth, Wiley, Vernon and Lloyd Davis; and a sister, Leora W. McCann.

Mario A. Colaizzo
World War II veteran played tuba in Army Band
Mario A. Colaizzo, 82, of Houston, died Tuesday, March 17, 1998, in the Greenery following a lengthy illness. He was born March 1, 1916, in Canonsburg, a son of Felice and Concetta Colaizzo. Mr. Colaizzo had lived his entire life in the Canonsburg and Houston areas. He was a member of St. Patrick Parish. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and played tuba in the Army Band. He had been employed at the former Standard Tin Plate, Canonsburg. Prior to his retirement in 1980, he was employed as an expediter at the former McGraw Edison Power Systems, Canonsburg. Mr. Colaizzo was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 191, Canonsburg, and was a member of the former Holy Name Society. On November 19, 1941, he married Rose M. Mazza, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Marion A. Colaizzo of Canonsburg and Felix J. Colaizzo at home; two grandchildren, Kristin Marie and Ryan Thomas Colaizzo; two brothers, Joseph A. Colaizzo and state Rep. Anthony L. Colaizzo, both of Canonsburg; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased are a sister, Jean Colaizzo; and three brothers, Peter Colaizzo, and Felix and Tony Colaizzo, who died in infancy

H. Ralph Davis
Retired assistant mine foreman for LTV Steel
H. Ralph Davis, 88, of Armor Street, Richeyville, died at 2:10 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, 1998, in Brownsville General Hospital. He was born November 7, 1909, in St. Claire, W.Va., a son of Albert and Cora Bee Davis. Mr. Davis was a retired assistant mine foreman for LTV Steel Corp. at Vesta 5 Mine and also worked at Bobtown Mine for many years. On December 24, 1934, he married Rose P. "Lena" Peluso Davis, who died September 19, 1989. Surviving are four sons, Charles A. Davis of Rockville, Md., F. Gary Davis of Oakton, Va., Ted Davis of Richeyville and Mickey Davis of Deemston Borough, Fredericktown; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Juanita Settie of Daisytown. Deceased are a brother, Luttrel D. Davis; and a sister, Verna Martin.

Juanita L. DeCook
Retired Joffre postmaster
Juanita L. DeCook of Bethel Ridge Road, Burgettstown, died Wednesday, March 18, 1998, in her home. She was born in Elm Grove, W.Va., a daughter of the late Fred and Birdie Philabaum Harris. Mrs. DeCook retired as postmaster of the Joffre post office after many years of service. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and Pythian Sisters of Burgettstown and the Postmasters Association. Surviving are her husband, Frank DeCook Jr.; and a son, Frank L. DeCook of Burgettstown. Deceased are two brothers, Sherman and James Harris.

Adeline Hall
Retired Central Greene cafeteria worker
Adeline "Louise" Hall, 72, of Waynesburg, died Wednesday, March 18, 1998, in her home. She was born April 8, 1925, in Bula, W.Va., a daughter of William Sr. and Ida Henderson Haught. Mrs. Hall was a retired school cafeteria worker for Central Greene School District. She was a member of Bula Baptist Church and attended Oak View United Methodist Church in Waynesburg. Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Chester W. Hall; two sons, Bruce E. Hall of Waynesburg and Robert J. Hall of Carmichaels; a daughter, Robin Dayton of Waynesburg; two brothers, Lonnie Quinton Haught of Waynesburg and Francis "Pete" Haught of Bula; a sister, Minnie Moore of Waynesburg; a half sister, Helen Cummins of Wana, W.Va.; six grandchildren, Marsha Jones and Amanda, Sara, Christopher, Lori and Jessica Hall; and a great-grandson. Deceased are a brother, William Haught Jr.; four half brothers, Freeman, David R., Lloyd Jack and Freddie Haught; a sister, Flora Hoffman; a half sister, Ruth Fallwell; and two infant children.

Jean Ann Hampson
Member of Noblestown Presbyterian Church
Jean Ann Hampson, 62, of McDonald, died Wednesday, March 18, 1998, in her home. She was born September 1, 1935, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Charles Snatchko and Bernice Marchese Snatchko of Carnegie. Mrs. Hampson worked at Hills Department Store for 17 years, retiring in 1997. She was a member of Noblestown Presbyterian Church, a den mother for a Cub Scout pack and a Brownie leader. On November 14, 1950, she married Ernest P. Hampson, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Ernest W. Hampson of McDonald; two daughters, Catherine Denny of McDonald and Amy Alevizatos of Baltimore, Md.; three brothers, John Snatchko of Sturgeon, Fred Snatchko of McDonald and Chuck Snatchko of Carnegie; two sisters, Charlotte Summers of Emsworth and Emily Stasiowski of Carnegie; and seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Kimberly and Timothy Hampson, Erin, Jeffrey and Jason Denny and Kayla Alevizatos. Deceased is a son, Samuel Hampson.

Dorothy Ingram
Saleswoman was born in Connellsville
Word has been received of the death of Dorothy Jean Ingram, 71, of Lake Wales, Fla., who died Saturday, March 7, 1998, in her home. She was born August 25, 1926, in Connellsville, and moved to Lake Wales in 1985. Mrs. Ingram was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Lake Wales. She was a saleswoman for a retail department store. Surviving are her husband, George W. Ingram; a son, James R. Upton of Naples, Fla.; two daughters, Patricia Guynn of Dunbar and Alice E. Fox of Belleville, Ill.; three stepdaughters, Joyce E. Ingram of Beaumont, Texas, June Rose of Simi Valley, Calif., and Joan E. Wells of Jacksonville, Fla.; three brothers, Lloyd M. Taylor Jr. and John W. Taylor, both of Connellsville, and Donald E. Taylor of New Stanton; a sister, Elizabeth V. Armstrong of Connellsville; eight grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held at First Presbyterian Church of Lake Wales.

Joseph S. Moore
Retired foreman was World War II veteran
Joseph S. Moore, 80, of Route 519, Eighty Four, died Wednesday, March 18, 1998, in Allegheny University Hospitals-Canonsburg. He was born November 6, 1917, in Meadow Lands, a son of Robert and Edith Clark Moore. Mr. Moore was a retired foreman for McGraw-Edison Power Systems in Canonsburg and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a veteran of World War II and served with the U.S. Army in the occupation of Japan. On December 21, 1937, he married Evelyn M. Knupp, who died March 26, 1996. Surviving are a son, Robert L. Moore of Avella; three daughters, Gloria Moore of Pasadena, Texas, Beverly Moore, with whom he made his home, and Jonquil McConnell of San Antonio, Texas; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Katherine Hall of Aliquippa. Deceased are a granddaughter, April Moore; and a sister, Helen Ballentyne.

Mary L. Panconi
Member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
Mary L. Panconi, 84, of Burgettstown, died Monday, March 16, 1998, in Weirton (W.Va.) Medical Center. She was born August 8, 1913, in Monroe, Ohio, a daughter of Walenty and Nell Breska. Mrs. Panconi was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church of Burgettstown and the Christian Mothers of the church. Surviving are a son, Robert Panconi of Burgettstown; and three sisters, Cecila Hillard of North Carolina, Ann Durko of Florida and Julia Pazer of Mt. Pleasant. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, March 18, in Our Lady of Lourdes, Burgettstown. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Louis A. Romito Sr.
Charleroi podiatrist was World War II veteran
Dr. Louis A. "Doc" Romito Sr., 76, of Charleroi, died Tuesday, March 17, 1998, in his home. He was born February 19, 1922, in Rivisondoli, Aquila, Italy, a son of Quirino "QD" and Rosa Deramo Romito. Dr. Romito was a 1940 graduate of Charleroi High School and attended Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he studied pre-med and received his doctorate degree in podiatry at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 1949. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy. Dr. Romito was a podiatrist in Charleroi for 38 years until his retirement in October 1986. He was a resident of Charleroi from 1926 to 1988, then resided in Hollywood, Fla., from 1988 until 1997, when he returned to Charleroi. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 22 and F&AM Lodge 615, all of Charleroi. He was a member and past president of Mon Valley Caravan 17 and a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite and Syria Temple, both of Pittsburgh. He also was a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, as well as the Western Pennsylvania and state associations. He served as a consultant on the Podiatry State Legislative Committee and was a member of the Sigma Nu collegiate fraternity and the Alpha Gamma Kappa professional fraternity. He was a member, past president and secretary of Charleroi Rotary and a member and past president of Charleroi Area School Board, serving 12 years on the board. He served actively in the preparation and organizing of the present Mon Valley Transit Authority and had been active in the Mon Valley Boy Scouts and Mon Valley YMCA. He served as the trainer for the Charleroi High School football and basketball teams for many years and was inducted into the Charleroi Football Hall of Fame on September 17, 1990. Surviving are his wife of more than 50 years, Lucille Caricato Romito; three sons, Dr. Dirk A. Romito of North Strabane, Robert L. Romito of Washington and Louis A. Romito Jr. of Charleroi; four grandchildren, Rad, Rayni, Tori and Dominic Romito; and two sisters, Bertha Arcadipane of Wellington, Fla., and Dorothy Duffett of Palm City, Fla. Deceased are an infant daughter and a sister, Ann Smith.

Jean Schultz
Retired U.S. Air Force major served in WWII
Jean Lindley Schultz, 75, of Canonsburg, died Wednesday, March 18, 1998, in County Meadows Nursing Home. She was born September 24, 1922, in McDonald, a daughter of Andrew J. and Flora B. Powell Lindley. Mrs. Schultz was a 1940 graduate of McDonald High School and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, having entered the service in 1944. She retired as a major from the U.S. Air Force in 1965. In 1960, she married Clinton W. Schultz, who died in 1987. Surviving are a sister, Mildred L. Turner of McDonald; four nieces, Bonnie Jean Kostelich of McDonald, Shirley Gilbert of Midway, Arliene Swanson of Baden and Carol Lindley of Beaver; two nephews, Nestor Gilbert of McDonald and Jerry Gilbert of Bulger; and nine great-nieces and nephews. Deceased are a brother, Herbert Lindley; a sister, Gertrude Gilbert; and a nephew, Donald Crotsley.

John F. Szupinka
Cooper Power retiree was World War II veteran
John F. Szupinka, 76, of Vogliano Street, Meadow Lands, died Wednesday, March 18, 1998, in Allegheny University Hospital-Canonsburg. He was born May 13, 1921, in Canonsburg. Mr. Szupinka retired in 1983 as a wireman for the former Cooper Power Systems in Canonsburg. He was a member of Holy Trinity PNC Church in Washington and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. His wife, Elizabeth Szafraniec Szupinka, died in 1983. Surviving are two sons, Lyle H. Szupinka of Amity and John R. Szupinka of Cecil; four grandchidlren, Carrie, Amanda, Brian and Christopher Szupinka; and two great-grandchildren. A brother and sister are deceased. Services and interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Marcus T. Chatman
Was 1970 graduate of Washington High School
Marcus T. Chatman, 45, of Middleton, Wis., formerly of Washington, died at 2:10 p.m. Friday, February 27, 1998, in Wisconsin University Hospital, following a lengthy illness. He was born September 26, 1952, in Pittsburgh, a son of Anna L. Chatman of Washington and the late Wilkinson T. Chatman. Mr. Chatman was a 1970 graduate of Washington High School and had attended Nazareth Baptist Church. He was previously employed by Joe Falvo Painting and was currently employed with Three Sisters Old Town Inn in Madison, Wis. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Debra Chatman; a son, Marcus T. Chatman II; a sister, Kimberly A. Chatman of Washington; a grandson, Marius T. Chatman; a nephew, Conor J. Chatman; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Robert Ciaffoni
Local businessman, author and teacher
Robert Joseph Ciaffoni, 73, of Canonsburg, died unexpectedly Friday, February 27, 1998. He was born March 15, 1924, in Cecil, a son of Paul and Concetta Quarture Ciaffoni. In 1954, he graduated from Washington and Jefferson College. Mr. Ciaffoni was a pioneer in the development of comparative stylistics, which are on display at W&J. In 1950, he served in the Korean War as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy; three sons; three daughters; and nine grandchildren. A private viewing is being held for immediate family only. Memorial contributions may be made to Girl Scouts of Southwestern Pa., 100 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, where he was an active volunteer for his granddaughter.

Joseph Drwinga
Retired railroad welder and inspector
Joseph Frank Drwinga, 85, of Eighty Four, died Friday, February 27, 1998, in Country Meadows Nursing Home, Bridgeville. He was born January 20, 1913, in McKees Rocks, a son of John and Helen Skarbet Drwinga. He has resided in Eighty Four for the past five years. He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus National Catholic Church in Canonsburg. Mr. Drwinga was a welder and railroad car inspector for Pennsylvania Railroad before retiring in 1958. He had worked as a printer with Elwin G. Smith Printers, Pittsburgh, since his retirement. Surviving are three daughters, Eva Skalyo of Cecil, Helen Drwinga of Tampa, Fla., and Jo Anne Connolly of Chantilly, Va.; a brother, Leon Drwinga of Pittsburgh's South Side section; and five grandchildren, Elizabeth, Jonathan and Jeffrey Scalyo and Katie and Jesse Connolly. Deceased are his wife, Anna Krupa Drwinga, who died October 21, 1997; two brothers, Stanley and Antonio Drwinga; and two sisters, Nellie Schmeichowsky and Laura Zbrowsky.

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