Helen Irene King
formerly of Saltsburg, PA
1908 - 2004
Helen Irene King, 96, of Wilmington, NC formerly of Saltsburg, passed away on Monday, September 27, 2004 in Cape Fear Memorial Hospital, Wilmington, NC.
She was born June 26, 1908 in Loyalhanna Township, the daughter of the late Simon Mitchell and Cynthia Bell Kelly King.
She lived most of her life in Indiana, Pa moving to Wilmington, NC in 1991.
Mrs. King was a retail sales clerk in the Saltsburg Area for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Robert King.
Mrs. King is survived by a daughter, Dorothy L. (Richard) Kapsa of Wilmington, NC ; 2 Sisters, Mary Helfer and Viola Springer both of Ligonier, PA and a granddaughter, Laura King of Mountain, AR
MRS. KING - Friends will be received on Friday, October 1, from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m in the CURRAN FUNERAL HOME, 701 Salt Street, Saltsburg, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 1, 2004. Interment will follow in Edgewood Cemetery, Saltsburg, PA.
Hulda Adeline Fleming
Kiski Township, Pennsylvania
Interment Elderton Cemetery, Elderton , PA
1905 - 2004
Hulda Adeline Fleming, 99, of Kiski Township, Armstrong County, died Saturday, September 25, 2004, at the Beacon Ridge Nursing Home, Indiana, PA.
A daughter of the late Alexander Clark and Emma Jane (Mullberger) Leightner, she was born on June 12, 1905, in Elderton.
Mrs. Fleming lived in the Apollo area since 1936.
She was a special education teacher at Washington Township Junior High.
She was a member of the Apollo United Presbyterian Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher for 50 years. She was a graduate of the Indiana Normal School, and received her master's degree in special education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1967. She was also a member of the Forth Hand Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Guy Fleming, who died March 30, 1983, and one brother, John Leightner.
Survivors include one daughter, Sarah (William) Aikins of Spring Church; three granddaughters: Susan L. (Gerd) Reifenrath of Pittsburgh, and twin granddaughters, Carole L. (James) Galinac of Young Township, and Cathy L. (Dr. Jay) Stevens of Oil City, PA, one grandson, William E. (Amy) Aikins of Clune, PA, and five great-grandchildren.
MRS. FLEMING - Friends may call from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29, 2004, in the CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 100 Owens View Avenue, Apollo, where funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 30, 2004, at 10:00 a.m., with the Reverend Dr. John Helgeson officiating. Interment will be in Elderton Cemetery, Elderton, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Apollo United Presbyterian Church, 401 First Street, Apollo, PA 15613.
Irene A. Schneider
formerly of Washington Twp.
Interment Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell
Irene A. Schneider, 89, of Cabot, PA (formerly of Washington Township), died Friday, September 24, 2004, at Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights.
She was born February 20, 1915, in McKees Rocks, PA, to John and Mary (Yunker) Taylor, and lived in Washington Township most of her life.
Mrs. Schneider was an elementary school teacher in the Kiski Area School District for ten years before retiring in 1979.
She was a member of St. James Roman Catholic Church, Apollo, where she was a member of the Rosary Confraternity. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and the Democratic Committee. She was an alumnae of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and was very involved with the Meals-on-Wheels program. She also enjoyed playing cards, singing, and crafts.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Schneider in 1989; three sisters, Leah Sonnett, Flavia Wallace and Mary Conway; and one great-granddaughter.
She is survived by three sons: George H. "Tink" (Carol) Schneider, of Washington Township; Jon T. (Alice) Schneider of Enon Valley, PA; and James C. (Lorretta) Schneider of Wilmington, DE; two daughters: Jane (Jon) Miller of Saxonburg, PA and Lucy (Charles) Ceraso of Cumming, GA.
In addition, he is survived by 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
MRS. SCHNEIDER- Friends will be received on Sunday, September 26, 2004, from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME, INC. 100 Owens View Avenue, Apollo. Christian Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, September 27, 2004, in St. James Church, Apollo, with Father John Sweeney officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell.
James C. Crutchman
Interment Cole Cemetery, Derry, PA
James C. Crutchman, 66, of Bell Township, died Monday, October 4, 2004, in his home.
He was born September 15, 1938, Keisterville, Fayette County, PA, a son of the late Arnold and Clara Holland Crutchman.
He lived in Bell Township for the past 15 years.
Mr. Crutchman was a probation officer for the State Parole and Probation Office, East Liberty, having retired in 1995.
He was a veteran of both the United States Marine Corps and United States Army, in which he was a 1st Sargeant, having served in Operation Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, New Kensington, a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, the Pennsylvania States Police Association, and the United States Marine Corps Association.
Mr. Crutchman was preceded in death by his parents, and one infant brother, Robert Crutchman.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Patricia D. (Singer) Crutchman of Bell Township; three sons: Michael J. Crutchman of Saltsburg, Richard J. (Spring) Crutchman of Carmichael, PA, and Robert J. Crutchman of Carmichael, PA; two daughters: Kathy A. Crutchman and Julie M. Crutchman, both of Bell Township; and seven grandchildren.
MR. CRUTCHMAN - There will be no public visitation. Services will be held at a later date. Time and day will be announced. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, PA Division, Inc., SW Region, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205, or to the Medi Home Hospice, 9173, Route 30, Irwin, PA 15642. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 100 Owens View Avenue, Apollo.
James M. "Jack" Clark
formerly of East Vandergrift
James M. "Jack" Clark, 89, of Hershey (formerly of East Vandergrift), died Monday, OCtober 4, 2004, at the Palmyra Nursing Home, Palmyra, PA.
He was born February 7, 1915 in East Vandergrift, and lived in there most of his life.
He was employed as a molder by Wean United in Vandergrift until his retirement in 1977.
He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in World War II.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Vandergrift, the Disabled American Veterans; St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church, Vandergrift; and the Knights of Columbus. He also enjoyed baseball and football.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary V. Clark in 1995; a son, James P. Clark in 1988, five brothers: Adam, Joseph, John, Andrew, and George Clark, and one sister, Mary Marcin.
He is survived by his wife of six years, Marcella Irene (McGuire) Clark of Hershey; two sons, Michael (Ruth) Clark of Richmond, VA, and Phillip (Linda) Clark of Woodlake, CA; three grandchildren: Steven and Bryan Clark, both of Richmond, VA, and Garrett Clark of Woodlake, CA
He is also survived by a stepson, James McGuire, and a step-grandson, Ryan McGuire, both of Hershey.
MR. CLARK - Friends will be received on Friday, October 8, 2004, from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the BRADY-CURRAN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 429 Franklin Avenue, Vandergrift. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, October 9, 2004, at 10:00 a.m. in St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church, 303 Franklin Avenue, Vandergrift. Father Chad R. Ficorilli will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Gertrude Cemetery, Vandergrift.
Francis Andrew Kremer
Truxall Section of Bell
September 2, 1925 - September 14, 2004
Burial Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell
Francis Andrew Kremer, 79, of the Truxall Section of Bell Township in Westmoreland County, died Tuesday, September 14, 2004 in the Alle-Kiski Medical Center, Natrona Heights, PA.
He was born on September 2, 1925, the son of the late Thomas Conrad and Anna Margaret Dippold Kremer and lived in Bell Township most of his life.
Mr. Kremer was employed by the Union Spring and Manufacturing Company, New Kensington, PA as a taperer and coiler of springs until his retirement in 1986.
He was a veteran of WWII having served in the US Army as a heavy machine gunner with Company "M", 424th Infantry, 106th Division in Belgium and Germany. He also fought in the Battle of the Bulge.
He was a member of the Safe Harbor Church in Truxall; D.A.V. of Vandergrift; American Legion of Kiski Township and he enjoyed recycling, gardening, hunting and fishing.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 9 brothers, George, Louis, William, Nicholas, Joseph, Thomas, John L., Edward and Raymond Kremer; and a sister Anna Margaret Zimmerman.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Grace Marie "Hoak" Kremer, Bell Township;
Phillip A. (Carol) Kremer of Verona, PA
Alan R. (Andrea) Kremer of Ford City, PA
Phyllis J. (David) Speer of North Apollo
Rosemary (Victor) Rushford of Natrona Heights, PA
Shirley A. (Randy) Bollinger of New Kensington, PA; seven grandchildren: Patrick (Tracey) Klazon, Christopher Steele, Gretchen (Steve) Davidson, Kristen Kremer, Chad (Amy) Bollinger, Sean (Becki) Kremer and Brooks (Gina) Bollinger and 4 Great Grandchildren.
MR. KREMER - Friends will be received from
7:00-9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 and from
2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, 2004, in the
CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME, INC.,
100 Owens View Avenue, Apollo.
Funeral Services will be conducted on Friday, September 17, 2004, at the Curran-Shaffer Funeral Home, Inc., Apollo, with the
Reverends Larry and Lorraine Henry presiding.
Burial will follow in the Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell
Leonard P. "Dutch" Aulerich
Interment Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell, PA
Leonard P. "Dutch" Aulerich, died Wednesday, September 29, 2004, in West Haven Nursing Home, Washington Township.
He was born May 2, 1034 a son of the late Eugene H. and Mildred L. (Polliard) Aulerich.
Mr. Aulerich was employed by Composidie, Inc. and was also employed by the Kiski Area School District as a custodian. He was a part-time police officer for Washington Township and he was one of the original dispatchers for Rainbow Control.
He was a member of St. James Roman Catholic Church in Apollo and was a life long and charter member of the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert E. in 1991 and Arthur Aulerich in 2003.
Mr. Aulerich is survived by four sisters, Delores Mika of Washington Twp. Betty (Daniel) Huth of Elderton, Barbara (James) Durst and Mary (Elmer) Bailey both of Washington Township. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
MR. AULERICH - Friends will be received from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Thursday, September 30, 2004, in the CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 100 Owens View Avenue, Apollo. A funeral mass will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Friday. October 1, 2004, in St. James Roman Catholic Church, Apollo with Father John T. Sweeney officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell, PA. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. James Roman Catholic Church, 109 Owens View Avenue, Apollo, PA 15613.
Martha Margaret "Peggy" Daurora
Interment Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell, PA
Martha Margaret "Peggy" Daurora, 75, of Washington Township, died Saturday, September 11, 2004, at English Personal Care Home, New Kensington.
She was born October 28, 1928, in Latrobe, to Joe and Veronica (Samonic) Krezan. She lived in the Apollo area most of her life.
She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter at birth; four brothers: Joseph, Thomas "Dutch", Frank and John Krezan; and two sisters: Dorothy Jane Zambo and Helen Miller.
Mrs. Daurora is survived by her husband of 56 years, Dominick Daurora of Washington Township; three sons: Gary Daurora of St. Petersburg, FL; Barry J. (Diane) Daurora of Spring Church; and Daniel P. Daurora of Kittanning; two granddaughters: Theresa Lynn Daurora and Michelle Renee Daurora, both of Spring Church. She is also survived by a sister, Mary Herman of Slippery Rock.
MRS. DAURORA - Friends will be received Monday, September 13, 2004, from 2:00-4:00 and 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the CURRAN-SHAFFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 100 Owens View Avenue, Apollo, where services will be held on Monday at 8:30 p.m. in charge of her son, Daniel Daurora. Interment will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell.