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From: "Ellis Weller" <>
Subject: [CLARION] Obituaries, The Derrick/Clarion News, Tuesday, September 26, 2000
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2000 19:49:47 -0400
SERAFIN, LESHOCK, SHINGLEDECKER, WAGETT, KIRK, DUNCOMBE, STEWART
The Derrick, Tuesday, September 26, 2000:
BARBARA G. CROUCH SERAFIN (includes photo)
Barbara G. Crouch Serafin, 72, of 109 Clarion St., died at 8:45 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at her residence after an extended illness.
Born Dec. 1, 1927, in Oil City, she was a daughter of Frank and Grace
Mrs. Serafin retired Jan. 1, 1988, after 14 1/2 years with Quaker State
Oil Refining Co. She previously had worked for General Telephone Co.,
Miller Auto Supply, Kem Drugs and Dr. Rosinski. She also had been an Avon
representative for 10 years.
She was a member of St. Joseph Church where she served on the Parish
Council. She had served as a past secretary and president of St. Joseph
Mrs. Serafin was a tireless volunteer. She was secretary of the VCHS
Booster Club and was a member of Court St. Rita, Catholic Daughters of the
Americas in Oil City.
Her interests included her church, traveling and her family.
Mrs. Serafin was married in St. Joseph Church by the Rev. Otto Pisoni Dec.
10, 1949, to Alexander Serafin, who died May 15, 1967.
Surviving are five children, David A. Serafin, John '' Jay'' Serafin and
Dennis Serafin and Carla ROWLAND, all of Oil City, Dan and Joli Serafin of
Hanover and Martha and Mike SHUTKA of Coraopolis; two grandchildren and 10
She also is survived by a sister, Romaine Crouch of Oil City.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Serafin was preceded in death
by a sister, Dorothy Crouch.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the
Reinsel Funeral Home. Visitation was held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St.
Joseph Church with Msgr. John W. Swoger, pastor, as the presider.
Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Church Development Fund.
STANLEY "KOPEY" LESHOCK
Stanley '' Kopey'' Leshock, 83, formerly of Seminole and Distant,
Armstrong County, died Sunday evening, Sept. 24, 2000, in the Pennsylvania
Memorial Home, Brookville, following a lengthy illness.
Born March 17, 1917, he was a son of John and Sophia ZORNZ Leshock.
He was a veteran of World War II.
Mr. Leshock worked in local coal mines and then opened Leshock's Service
and operated the general store until his retirement.
He was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church in New Bethlehem and the
Knights of Columbus.
Mr. Leshock married the former Shirley YOUNG, who survives.
Also surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Alice Leshock of
Radford, Va.; two sisters, Stella KUNDICK of Cleveland, Ohio, and Leona
PLAVNEY of Tampa, Fla.; and one brother, Joseph Leshock of New Bethlehem RD
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Rupert
Funeral Home, New Bethlehem.
A Christian wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in St.
Charles Catholic Church, New Bethlehem, with the Rev. William Laska as the
presider. Interment will follow in St. Charles Catholic Cemetery, New
FLORA B. SHINGLEDECKER (includes photo)
Flora B. Shingledecker, 84, of Corbett Street, Clarion, died Monday, Sept.
25, 2000, at her residence after a lengthy illness.
Born July 17, 1916, in Clarion, she was a daughter of John C. and Sarah
Dunkan ADSAMSON BROOKS.
Mrs. Shingledecker was a 1935 graduate of Clarion High School.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Shingledecker was married March 1, 1941, to Daniel ''Gib''
Shingledecker, who died March 9, 1996.
Surviving are two sons, J. Rodger Shingledecker of Shippenville and Dr.
Leon G. Shingledecker of Johnston, Iowa; and four grandchildren, Michael
Alan Shingledecker of Fairfax, Va., Daniel Lee Shingledecker of Media,
Ohio, and Dustin Troy Shingledecker and Carly Hope Shingledecker, both of
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Shingledecker was preceded in
death by a son, Michael Alan Shingledecker; five brothers, Harry Brooks,
Earl Brooks, LeRoy Brooks, Dr. John Brooks and Joseph Brooks; and two
sisters, Sarah HOFMISTER and Mary MEMINGER.
The Goble Funeral Home of Clarion is in charge of arrangements.
There will be no visitation.
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Interment will be in Clarion Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the
Clarion/Forest Visiting Nurses Association or the American Cancer Society.
MARGARET L. "PEGGY" WAGGETT (includes photo)
Margaret L. ''Peggy'' Waggett, 62, of Seneca, died Sunday evening, Sept.
24, 2000, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, following a short illness.
Born Dec. 25, 1937, in Rocky Grove, she was a daughter of Frank and Bess
Mrs. Waggett was a 1955 graduate of Rocky Grove High School.
She was a certified nursing assistant doing private duty.
Mrs. Waggett was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, canning, giving to
others and spending time with her grandchildren.
She was married Oct. 7, 1978, to William R. Waggett Sr., who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Deborah McNERNEY of Franklin, Mary
DEHNER and her husband, Mark, of Seneca, and Rose SANNER and her husband,
Morris, of Cranberry; a stepson, William R. Waggett Jr. and his wife,
Bonita, of Seneca; two stepdaughters, Mary GESIN and her husband, William,
of Tionesta, and Carol BOYLE of Indiana; two granddaughters, Morgan Dehner
of Seneca and Allison Sanner of Cranberry; and 10 step-grandchildren, Mrs.
Greg (Donna) SNYDER of New Bethlehem, Mrs. Troy (Susan) GEER of Leeper,
William Gesin of Pittsburgh, Margaret Boyle of Indiana, Kristopher Waggett
of Newport News, Va., Amanda Waggett of Seneca, Mary FRANCISCUS and John
Joseph LESKO of Pennsylvania, and Michael Lesko and Terry Lesko of
She also is survived by a brother-in-law, William DOHERTY of Seneca; a
niece, Cora NICKERSON of Broomes Island, Md.; and a nephew, Benjamin
ALLEBAUGH of South Carolina.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Waggett was preceded in death by a
stepdaughter, Lynn Lesko; a sister, Betty Doherty; and a step-grandson,
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Morrison Funeral
Home, Oil City.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Grace United
Methodist Church, Oil City, with the Rev. John R. Friggle officiating.
Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to Seneca Volunteer Fire Department
or a charity of one's choice.
ROBERT D. KIRK (complete obituary from The Derrick Online)
Robert D. Kirk, 71, of New Haven Court, Butler, son of a Franklin
resident, died at 6:50 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, in Sunnyview Home,
Born March 1, 1929, in Franklin, he was a son of Fred L. and Marjorie E.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Kirk was a retired school teacher, having taught for 28 years in the
Butler area schools.
He was a member of local, state and national retired teachers
associations. Mr. Kirk was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in
Butler and also belonged to Butler Kiwanis Club.
He was an avid hunter, fisher man and sports fan. He also enjoyed dance
Surviving are his mother, Marjorie E. Kirk of Franklin; a son, Frederick
H. Kirk of Roanoke, Va.; a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Barbara L.) HEBERLING of
Williamsburg, Va.; and four grandchildren.
He also is survived by a sister, Mrs. Bruce (Patricia) ROBESON of Canton,
Ohio; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, 124 E. North St., Butler, is in charge
of arrangements. There will be no visitation.
A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Trinity
Presbyterian Church, Butler, with the Rev. Dennis Molnar, pastor,
officiating. Interment will be in Hadley Cemetery, Hadley.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Presbyterian Music Ministries Memorial
Fund, 109 Staley Ave., Butler, 16001.
Clarion News, Tuesday, September 26, 2000:
E. VIRGINIA DUNCOMBE
KEY PORT, Wash.--E. Virginia DOVERSPIKE Duncombe,69, former Redbank Valley
High School home economics teacher, died 1:30 p.m. Pacific time, Thursday,
September 7, 2000, at Underwater Naval Weapons Center in Key Port, Wash.
Among her survivors are her siblings, Edwin K. Doverspike of Mayport and
Susan BITTNER of New Bethlehem.
THOMAS A. STEWART
LURAY, Va.--Thomas Andrew Stewart, 61, of Luray, Va., a Clarion County
native, died Tuesday, September 12, 2000, in Luray, Va.
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