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Subject: [INDIANA] Tribune Review Obits for October 17, 2000
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2000 23:52:25 EDT


Louis L. Beltz
Meadville

Louis L. Beltz, 85, of Meadville, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000. He was born
Oct. 15, 1915, in Banning, Pa., a son of the late Anton and Louise Zaverl
Beltz. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Navy. He
is survived by his wife, Julia Yemc Beltz of Meadville; a daughter, Barbara
Dillaman, of Meadville; a son, David Beltz, of Lakeland, Fla.; three sisters,
Lucille Mayo and Betty Colosimo, both of Pittsburgh and Agnes Vozel of
Herminie; two brothers, Phillip and Joseph Beltz, both of Greensburg; and
three grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by
two sisters, Mary Vozel and Julia Beltz. Friends will be received at the
ROBERT W. WAID FUNERAL HOME INC., Meadville, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
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Rodney Lorne Bergman
Grove City, Ohio
Formerly of Rostraver Township

Rodney Lorne Bergman, 30, of Grove City, Ohio, formerly of Rostraver
Township, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000. He was born Dec. 30, 1969, in
Greensburg, a son of Beverly (Timko) and Ronald Smith and Frank Bergman Jr.
He was formerly employed as an accounting technician for the Department of
Defense Finance Accounting Services, and was presently employed as an
apprentice electrician for Atlas Industrial Electrical Contractors. He
attained the rank of sergeant during his military service, and served in the
U.S. Army during Desert Storm. He was a graduate of Belle Vernon Area High
School in 1989, was an avid golfer and Pittsburgh Steelers and University of
Pittsburgh fan, and was a member of the Star Junction Fish & Game Club. In
addition to his parents, he is survived by three daughters, Katelyn, Hanna
and Lauren Bergman, and his former wife, Vicki Bergman, all of Grove City,
Ohio; two brothers, Frank III of Scottdale and Ronald David of Perryopolis;
two sisters, Mrs. Patrick (Tina) Malloy of San Diego, Calif., and Mrs. Glenn
(Rayni) DeFillippo of Jeannette; three nieces, Brandy and Jessie Malloy and
Marlie Bergman; a stepniece, Tori Yocolana; a maternal grandmother, Marie
Timko Lawrence; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in
death by an infant brother, John; maternal grandfather, Joseph Timko;
paternal grandparents, Sophia and Frank ``Mushy'' Bergman; and
great-grandmother, Ella Mae Barnhart. Friends will be received Tuesday from 7
to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the J. WILLIAM
McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., West Newton, where funeral service will be
held Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Michael A. Milinovich officiating.
Interment in West Newton Cemetery with full military honors.
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Dorothy Berlin
Penn Township

Dorothy Berlin, 88, of Penn Township, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, in the
Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 27, 1911, in
Jeannette, a daughter of the late Albert J. and Edith Walters Winfield. She
was a member of the Assembly of God Church, Jeannette. In addition to her
parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Thomas, Howard, Wilbur,
Roy and Albert Winfield; four sisters, Martha Trees, Ruth Schmidt, Mary
Winfield and Lila Turgeon; and a son-in-law, Charles Anderson. She is
survived by her husband of 68 years, Francis M. Berlin; a son, Alvin Berlin,
and his wife, Elaine, of Harrison City; two daughters, D. Vivian Anderson of
Irwin and Darlene Stankewich and her husband, Henry, of Homer City; eight
grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First
St., Jeannette, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home
with Pastor Martin R. Koss officiating. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn
Cemetery, Penn Township. Members of the Harrison City Fire Department will
meet Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. for services.
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Andrew Fraicola Jr.
Darlington
Formerly of Herminie

Andrew ``Andy'' Fraicola Jr., 78, a resident of Outlook Point Commons
Personal Care Home, Darlington (formerly of Herminie), died Sunday, Oct. 15,
2000, at The Medical Center, Beaver. He was born Sept. 24, 1922, in Herminie
#2, a son of the late Andrew Sr. and Mary (Macinsky) Fraicola. Prior to
retirement, Andy was employed by Westinghouse Electric, East Pittsburgh, as a
machine operator. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War
II with the 101st Cavalry Group Troop B116. Mr. Fraicola was a longtime
member of the Yough School Board. His memberships included the Herminie
United Methodist Church, and life memberships in both the Herminie Volunteer
Fire Department station #15 and the Herminie VFW Post 8427. In addition to
his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Mike; two
sisters, Kay Nelson and Tillie Cardinale; and a brother-in-law, Earl
``Poker'' Shoaf. Andy is survived by his wife of 56 years, Elsie (Barbich)
Fraicola; a daughter, Lynne, and her husband, George Elkins Jr., of Beaver
Falls; two granddaughters, Julie Ann and Katie Lynne Elkins; two brothers,
George and his wife, Helen Fraicola, of Greensburg, and Frank and his wife,
Loretta Fraicola, of Herminie; a sister, Mrs. Mary Arway of Herminie; and two
sisters-in-law, Jean Fraicola of Herminie and Kay Fraicola Thompson of New
Stanton; and numerous nieces and nephews. Andy's wife, daughter, and family
wish to thank all of their many friends, neighbors and families for the
prayers, cards, and telephone calls over the last two years of Andy's
illness. Andy's family also sends a heartfelt thanks to all of those who
helped Andy during his many times of confusion in his community, and special
prayers to all who helped him bowl over the past few years. Friends will be
received at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Herminie, Tuesday from 2
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in
the funeral home with Pastor Chuck F. Hildbold Jr. officiating. Interment
with military honors will follow in Long Run Cemetery, North Huntingdon. The
Herminie V.F.D. will conduct services Tuesday at 7 p.m. and the Herminie VFW
will conduct services at 7:30 p.m., both in the funeral home.
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David Lee Kleyn
Formerly of Claridge

David Lee Kleyn, 47, a resident of Westmoreland Manor, formerly of Claridge,
died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, at Westmoreland Manor. He was born March 6, 1953,
in Jeannette, a son of Leona Tucker Kleyn of Claridge and the late David
Kleyn. He was a U.S. Army veteran. In addition to his father, he was preceded
in death by a son, Nathan Kleyn. In addition to his mother, he is survived by
a son, David L. Kleyn Jr., of Export; a sister, Mitzi Baker and her husband,
Harold; and a brother, Dennis Kleyn, all of Claridge; also nieces and
nephews. There will be no viewing. Private interment will be in Irwin Union
Cemetery, North Huntingdon. Arrangements by WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME,
Irwin.
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Elmer J. O'Neill
Hampton

Elmer J. O'Neill, 68, of Hampton, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, in UPMC St.
Margaret, Pittsburgh. Born Oct. 3, 1932 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of John
and Mary Winkler O'Neill. Mr. O'Neill was a self-employed elevator inspector
who owned and operated Commercial Technical Services. He was a member of Elks
Lodge 339 in the North Side, St. Ursula Church in Hampton and the Antique
Automobile Club of America. Survivors include his wife, June A. (Stiehler)
O'Neill; a son, Pat O'Neill of Hampton; three daughters, Jane A. Miller of
Hampton, Jean M. Henry of Wadsworth, Ohio, and Deborah A. Polito of Hampton;
a sister, Jean Rhein of Sewickley; and seven grandchildren. Friends will be
received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday
in the HERBERT R. KING JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., 2841 Woodland Circle, Allison
Park (Hampton), PA 15101. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m.
Thursday in St. Ursula Roman Catholic Church, Hampton, with the Rev. Garrett
Dorsey officiating. Interment will follow services in Assumption Cemetery,
Hampton.
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Russell Watson Pfluger
Clairton

Russell Watson Pfluger, 88, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, in Jefferson
Hospital. Born Sept. 17, 1912, in Jefferson Township, he was the son of Max
and Zetta Watson Pfluger. Mr. Pfluger was an expediter in the shipping
department of U.S. Steel in Clairton. He also was self-employed at Pfluger's
Confectionary Store in Jefferson. Mr Pfluger was a member of Pine Run
Methodist Church, Clairton. Survivors include his wife, Louvenia I. Deremer
Pfluger of Jefferson Hills; two daughters, Dorothy L. Young of Indiana, Pa.,
and Nancy R. Algas of Jefferson Hills; two sisters, Edna Landis of Clairton,
and Grace Stokes of Jefferson; eight grandchildren; and 12
great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by
a brother, Raymond Pfluger; and two sisters, Mary Smith and Dorothy Pfluger.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in S.M. FINNEY
FUNERAL HOME, Clairton, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m.
Wednesday. The Rev. Ron Wanless will officiate. Interment in Lebanon Church
Cemetery.
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Margaret E. Powers
Arnold

Margaret E. Powers, 90, of Arnold, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, in Highland
Center, Brackenridge. She was born Jan. 16, 1910, in Jenners Township, a
daughter of the late H.J. and Nellie L. Miller Robb. She lived in Arnold most
of her life. She worked for Sun Drugs, New Kensington, in the 1940s. She was
a member of the Arnold Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was
preceded in death by her husband, Emanuel Powers; her stepfather, Harry
Blubaugh; two brothers, Walter and Nelson Blubaugh; and a sister, Caroline
Neofes. Survivors include two sons, John Powers and Tino Powers, both of
Lower Burrell; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Friends
will be received Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the FRANK F. GIGLER FUNERAL
HOME, 2877 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, where services will be held
Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Warren V. Jones officiating. Interment in
Union Cemetery, Arnold.
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Joanne Steiner Reppert
Syracuse, N.Y.,
Formerly of West Newton

Joanne Steiner Reppert, 74, of Syracuse, N.Y., formerly of West Newton, died
Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, in Falls Church, Va. She was born June 13, 1926, in
West Newton, the daughter of the late Dr. James G. and Alberta Danielson
Steiner. She was a retired social services administrator for Onondaga County
(Syracuse), N.Y. She was a member of the Rockefeller United Methodist Church,
Syracuse. She was a graduate of West Newton High School and earned her
bachelor of science degree from West Virginia University. In addition to her
parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Reppert, on Feb.
24, 2000. Survivors include a son, Bruce E. Reppert, of Belleville, Ill.; a
daughter, Holly R. Hunsberger, of Arlington, Va.; a brother, Dr. Robert
Steiner, of Los Angeles, Calif.; and four grandchildren. Friends will be
received Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the J. WILLIAM McCAULEY JR. FUNERAL
HOME INC., West Newton, where service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with
the Rev. Michael A. Milinovich officiating. Interment West Newton Cemetery.
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Sharon Shirey
Greensburg

Sharon Shirey, 54, of Greensburg, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at home. She
was born Nov. 26, 1945, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Rudolph and
Mary (Petrina) Kolbosky. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, and
a graduate of the Greensburg-Salem High School class of 1965. In addition to
her parents, she was preceded in death by twin siblings. She is survived by
her husband, William Shirey of Greensburg; a son, Rudy Fjellanger and wife,
Gerry; a daughter, Casey Shirey, all of Greensburg; nine siblings, Ann Peksa
and husband, Edward, Martha Bisko, Rudolph Kolbosky and wife, Jennie,
Bernadine Blaszkowski, Eugene Kolbosky and wife, Charlotte, Virginia Koshir,
Esther Mascherma and husband, Louis, and Larry Kolbosky, all of Greensburg,
and Louis Kolbosky of Jeannette; 32 nieces and nephews; and a host of
great-nieces and great-nephews. Relatives and friends will be received at the
CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg,
(724) 837-0020, www.pantalone.com, Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A
blessing service will be held in the funeral home Thursday at 9:30 a.m.,
followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Cathedral,
Greensburg. Entombment will follow in St. Clair Cemetery, Greensburg. Natale
N. Pantalone, supervisor.
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Theodore C. Sikora
Mt. Pleasant

Theodore C. ``Ted'' Sikora, 75, of Mt. Pleasant, East Huntingdon Township,
died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, at his home. He was born Oct. 2, 1925, in Mt.
Pleasant, a son of the late Valent William and Anna Gonda Sikora. Ted was a
member of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Mt. Pleasant. In
addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph J.
and Andrew Sikora; and a sister, Irene Sikora Campbell. He is survived by his
loving family: four sisters, Evelyn Kemerer, Eleanor Yezek and her husband,
William, Genevieve Batchko, and Mercedes Isola and her husband, Virgil, all
of Mt. Pleasant; a brother, Steven Secorie, also of Mt. Pleasant; and
numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 9
p.m. at GALONE-CARUSO'S, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. A Funeral Mass will be
celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Church, Mt. Pleasant, with Father Anthony W. Ditto as celebrant. Interment
Visitation Parish Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant.
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Renee Slavnik
Delmont

Renee Slavnik, of Delmont, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, in the Latrobe Area
Hospital. She was born in Claridge, a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna
Olivia Formilan Toniolo. She was a member of the St. John Baptist de La Salle
Church in Delmont. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by
her husband, John P. Slavnik Sr., in 1994; and by a sister, Josephine Stella.
She is survived by two children, John P. Slavnik Jr. and his wife, Donna, of
Greensburg RD3 and Janice A. Bass and her husband, Michael, of Chappaqua,
N.Y.; a brother, Joseph Toniolo of Jeannette; two grandchildren, John R.
Slavnik and his wife, Mary Anne, of Hilliard, Ohio, and Jeffrey A. Slavnik of
Delmont; and two great-grandchildren, John R. Slavnik Jr. and Kelly L.
Slavnik. There will be no public viewing. Friends are invited to join with
the family in funeral services to be held in the JOHN L. BASH FUNERAL HOME,
152 Abbe Place, Delmont, (724) 468-8381, Wednesday at 2 p.m. with her pastor,
the Rev. William C. McGuirk officiating. Should friends desire, memorial
remembrances may be made in Mrs. Renee Slavnik's name to the St. John de La
Salle Baptist Church, St. John Square, Delmont, PA 15626.
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Robert H. Thomas
North Huntingdon

Robert H. Thomas, 79, of North Huntingdon, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000, in
Forbes Regional Health Center, Monroeville. He was born June 12, 1921, in
Duquesne, a son of the late Joseph and Ann Thomas. Prior to retirement, he
was owner/operator of the Robert Thomas Building Co., and was later employed
by Ruffolo Real Estate. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Hummel Thomas; and a brother, Raymond W.
Thomas, of Duquesne. There will be no public visitation. A private funeral
service will be held at the SHIRLEY-KUKICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Clay Pike,
Circleville, North Huntingdon, followed by entombment in Penn-Lincoln
Memorial Park.


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