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Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 01:16:36 EST


Ray B. Atwell
Farmington Hills, Mich.,
Formerly of Irwin

Ray B. ATWELL, 86, of Farmington Hills, Mich., formerly of Irwin, died
Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, in Ann Arbor, Mich. He was born May 13, 1914, in
Berwind, W.Va., a son of the late Bert T. and Edna HANSCON Atwell. He was a
retired engineer for Westinghouse Electric Corp., with 45 years of service.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant
aboard the USS Essex. He was a 50-year member of Shidle Lodge 601 Free and
Accepted Masons, Irwin, In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death
by his wife, Bette LEHMANN Atwell; a son, Ray P. Atwell; and a brother, Paul
Atwell. He is survived by a son, William D. and a sister, Miriam SADLER of
Indiana, Pa. Friends will be received at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521
Main St., Irwin. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home with the
Rev. Dr. R. Bruce Maxwell officiating. Interment will follow in Brush Creek
Cemetery, Hempfield Township.
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Robert Boerio
New Stanton

Robert ``Bob'' BOERIO, 91, of New Stanton, formerly of Wendel, died Saturday,
Jan. 20, 2001, in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born
June 25, 1909, in Crabtree, a son of the late Thomas and CANDIDA Boerio.
Prior to retirement, he was the postmaster of the Wendel Post Office with
over 30 years of service. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in
death by a son, David BARTKUS; and a sister, Frances KAZELL. Mr. Boerio is
survived by his wife of 25 years, Jeanne (VONWURMB-BARTKUS) Boerio; two sons,
Paul and Dennis ; a daughter, Jeanne Bartkus VANDERVORT and her husband, Tom,
of New Stanton; and a sister, Felicia CHRISTNER and her husband, Robert, of
Greensburg. Friends received at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC.,
Herminie, where a funeral service will be held with Pastor Chuck F. Hildbold
Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial
Park.
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James A. `Coach' Caldwell
Cheswick

James A. "Coach" CALDWELL, died suddenly on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001. Son of the
late Andrew and Mary A. LACEY Caldwell. Beloved husband of Rita M. (STARUCH)
Caldwell of 30 years. Devoted father of Heather A. and Hope M. Caldwell.
Friends and relatives may call BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 421 Allegheny
Ave., Oakmont, Christian Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Victory Catholic
Church, Harwick, Pa. .
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Anthony Joseph Cash
Donegal,
Formerly of Mt. Pleasant

Anthony Joseph CASH, 86, of Donegal, formerly of Mt. Pleasant, died Monday,
Jan. 22, 2001, in I.H.S. at Mountain View, Unity Township. He was born Dec.
19, 1914, a son of the late John and Anna Cash. He was a member of the
Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Mt. Pleasant. Prior to
retirement, he was a coal miner for U.S. Steel, Licering Mine. He was a
member of the Slovak, Kosciuszko, Standard Shaft Citizens and Polish Falcons
clubs, all of Mt. Pleasant, and the United Mine Workers of America. In
addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine
STEPANIK Cash, in 1998; two brothers, Frank and John Cash; and a sister, Anna
STEVENS. He is survived by a son, James A. Cash of Mt. Pleasant; a sister,
Mary DiSCALA of Long Island City, N.Y.; Friends will be received at the
EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME INC., Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, where funeral
service will be held with the Rev. Father Anthony W. Ditto officiating.
Interment will follow in Visitation Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant.
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Anna Ortolano Castiglia
Harrison City

Anna ORTOLANO CASTIGLIA, beloved mother of Grace Vensel, went peacefully to
sleep at the age of 92 on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at the William Penn Care
Center, Harrison City. She was born Sept. 22, 1908, in Norwich, N.Y., and
resided in Connellsville and later Hollywood, Pa. In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by her husband, Ignzaio Castiglia; and, recently, a
daughter, Julie CHANEY. Survivors include a daughter, Grace VENSEL and
husband, Albert, of Greensburg; Service will be held at the DiCICCO FUNERAL
HOME, Mayfield Heights, Ohio, followed by a Funeral Mass and interment. Local
arrangements by the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 409 W. Pittsburgh
St., Greensburg,
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Albert W. Culig
White Oak

Albert W. CULIG, 78, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001. He was born Nov. 29, 1922,
in Rankin, a son of the late Michael and Frances RIBARIC Culig. He is
survived by his wife, Ilene M. KOEPKA Culig. Father of Dr. Carl A. Culig and
Dr. Michael H. Culig and Rosemary FOERSTER. Brother of Madge BACA. Friends
received in JENNIFER S. JORDAN FUNERAL HOME INC., 1638 Lincoln Way, White
Oak, (412) 672-6322. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Angela Merici Church,
White Oak. Interment in New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.
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Margaret E. (Alcorn) Ewing
Delmont

Margaret E. (ALCORN) EWING, 86, of Delmont, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, in
Redstone Presbyterian Care Center, Greensburg. She was born May 10, 1914, in
Alcorn Crossroads, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary K. (McELROY)
Alcorn. She was also a member of the Delmont Presbyterian Church. She is
survived by her husband of 60 years, Fred Ewing; two daughters, Madge E.
CARPENTER of New York and Alice E. CATHEY and her husband, Charles, of
Squirrel Hill; a brother, Joseph N. Alcorn , of Florida; a sister, Jane
ZIMMERMAN of Mamont;The family requests no visitation. A memorial service
will be held in the Delmont Presbyterian Church, 101 Church St., Delmont,
with the Rev. Glen H. Burrows officiating. Arrangements are being handled by
the JOHN L. BASH FUNERAL HOME, Delmont.
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Lewis J. `Jack' George
North Huntingdon

Lewis J. ``Jack'' GEORGE, 64, of North Huntingdon, died Monday, Jan. 22,
2001, at home. He was born March 28, 1936, in North Braddock, a son of the
late Ernest and Grace SCOTT George. He is survived by his wife, Darlene J.
MINCER George; a son, Patrick J. George; a daughter, Beth WALTER and her
husband, Mike, all of North Huntingdon; two grandsons, Joshua LASKEY and Noah
Michael Walter; a sister, Clarice HOUSTON of Hermitage. The family will
receive friends at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin,
where a memorial service will be held. Private interment will be in
Monongahela Cemetery, North Braddock.
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Thomas R. Hilliard
Penn Hills

Thomas R. HILLIARD, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001. Husband of Evelyn BLACK;
brother-in-law of Judy and George CRANFORD, Paul and Linda VON BLOCH, Eileen
SPINOLA and Richard SMITH; Visitation in Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 1229
Jefferson Heights, Eastmont, where services will be (Those coming to the
service are to relate their favorite memory of Tom.) Arrangements by JOBE
FUNERAL HOME, INC., Turtle Creek.
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Margaret Duncan Jeffcoat
Sewickley Township

Margaret DUNCAN JEFFCOAT, 65, of Sewickley Township, died Sunday, Jan. 21,
2001, at her home. She was born Feb. 9, 1935, in McKeesport, a daughter of
the late John and Harriet BARGER Duncan. She was a member of the First
Presbyterian Church in Irwin, and a former member of the Eastern Star She is
survived by her husband, Larry J. Jeffcoat; two sons, Leonard G. and his
wife, Sara, of Baytown, Texas, and John L. of Atlanta, Ga.; a daughter, Linda
J. ONEUFER and her husband, Daniel, of Dillsburg; a daughter-in-law, Cheryl
Jeffcoat of Irwin; two sisters, Joanne Duncan of White Oak and Ruth
MASSENBURG of Lewistown; and a brother, John Duncan of Tempe, Ariz. Friends
will be received at the SHIRLEY-KUKICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Clay Pike,
Circleville, North Huntington. A funeral service will be held in the First
Presbyterian Church, Irwin Interment will be in Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park.
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Catherine (Mattingly) Leonard
Latrobe

Catherine ``Kats'' (MATTINGLY) LEONARD, 92, of Latrobe, died Saturday, Jan.
20, 2001, at home. She was born Oct. 30, 1908, in Latrobe, a daughter of the
late Joseph and Bridget (CUTE) Mattingly. In addition to her parents, she was
preceded in death by her husband, Jesse C. Leonard; two sons, Terry and Jerry
Leonard; a daughter, Janet TANTLINGER; five brothers, John, Leo, Harry, Gene
and Ray Mattingly; and a sister, Dorothy Mattingly. She is survived by four
sons, John ``Jack'' , Donald ``DJ'' , Ronald ``Bud'' and Richard ``Doc''
Leonard ; three daughters, Arley BUSH and her husband, John, of Derry, Rita
RUFFNER and her husband, Jerry, of Latrobe and Dee RUBINO and her husband,
Charles, of Latrobe; Friends received in the JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME
INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St.
Vincent Basilica, Latrobe. Interment will follow in Unity Cemetery, Unity
Township.
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Harry E. Maloy
Slickville

Harry E. MALOY, 73, of Slickville, died peacefully at his home Saturday, Jan.
20, 2001. He was born in Slickville, Oct. 5, 1927, a son of the late Rev.
Alvin C. and Irene (DAVIS) Maloy. He was also a former member and former
minister for the Parkview Baptist Church, Slickville. In addition to his
parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert A. Maloy. He is
survived by his daughters, Marva Marie Hauser., of Beaver Falls, Carol Ann
Maloy of Greensburg and Sandra Lynn Maloy of Greensburg; a son, Coy A., of
Slickville, and their mother, Ada R. Maloy of Miami, Fla. Mr. Maloy is also
survived by a special friend, Karen CRAWFORD of Greensburg; His family will
receive friends at the JOHN L. BASH FUNERAL HOME, 152 Abbe Place, Delmont,
(724) 468-8381, where funeral service will take place with the Rev. Gary
Henderson officiating. Interment service will follow at the Twin Valley
Memorial Park, Delmont.
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Helen M. Martino
Trafford

Helen M. MARTINO, 74, of Trafford, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at her home.
She was born March 26, 1926, in Wendel, a daughter of the late Dominic and
Jennie CELIO. She was a member of St. Regis Church and its Altar Rosary
Society, In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her
husband, John Martino, in 1994. She is survived by a son, Louis Martino; two
daughters, Carolyn BURKAMP and Maria Martino, all of Trafford; a brother,
Anthony Celio of Wendel; three sisters, Lena LEHOSKY of Jeannette, Yolunda
COTTRELL of Manor and Angeline BLAZAWICH of Jeannette; Friends will be
received at the DAVID A. RITTER FUNERAL HOME, 220 Edgewood Ave., Trafford, A
Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Regis Church. Interment will follow in
the New St. Joseph Cemetery.
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Amelia Materna
Penn

Amelia MATERNA, 72, of Penn, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, in the Greensburg
Care Center. She was born Dec. 2, 1929, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late
Lesko and Anastasia MYCIAK Materna. She was a member of St. Demetrius
Ukrainian Catholic Church, Jeannette. In addition to her parents, she was
preceded in death by two sisters, Ann THROM and Mary JUPENA; and six
brothers, Tony, Mike, Pete, Mike, John and Nick Materna. Surviving are three
brothers, Paul Materna and wife, Jane, of Montgomery, Ala., Harry Materna and
wife, Alafrecia and Joseph Materna and wife, Wilhelmina, all of Jeannette;
There will be no visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial
service in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second St.,
Jeannette, with Father John Gribik officiating. Interment will be in Sacred
Heart Cemetery, Hempfield Township.
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Paul E. Maust, M.D.


Paul E. MAUST, M.D., who served the Butler, Philadelphia and surrounding
communities as a physician and surgeon for 50 years, died Sunday, Jan. 21,
2001, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, following an extended
illness. He was born July 14, 1921, in Morgantown, W.Va., a son of the late
John and Fannie (POLAND) Maust. He was a veteran of World War II, serving
aboard the USS Weaver and the USS Hammann in the Pacific. Ensign Maust
received five stars for the Asiatic Pacific Theatre and earned the American
Theatre and Philippine Liberation ribbons and the Victory medal. He is
survived by his wife, Karen Patricia Maust; a stepdaughter, Michelle FARONE
of Washington, D.C.; five children from a previous marriage, Allan B. Maust ,
Marilyn Maust White, Keith P. Maust and Jason B. Maust of Butler; In
addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jules F. Maust; a
brother; and a sister. Friends received at the THOMPSON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME
INC., 124 E. North St., Butler, where funeral service will be held Interment
in North Side Cemetery, Butler.
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Walter P. `Walt' Miller
Lincoln Place

Walter P. "Walt" MILLER, 85, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001. He was a
professional basketball player from 1946 to 1950 for the Youngstown Bears,
Pittsburgh Ironmen and Altoona. Mr. Miller was a U.S. Navy veteran of World
War II. Member of St. John Mark Lutheran Church, Masonic Lodge 582, Husband
of Alice (BULLION) Miller; father of Eileen OLAR and Walter Miller Jr. of
Scottland; brother of Helen M. Miller and the late Wilimina Newman; Friends
received in GEORGE IRVIN GREEN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3511 Main St., Munhall,
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Henry S. Mrozenski
Latrobe

Henry S. MROZENSKI, of Latrobe, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at his home. He
was born Jan. 20, 1920, in Latrobe, a son of the late William Mrozenski and
Sophia CACKOWSKI Mrozenski FYALKOWSKI. He was a member of Holy Family Church,
Latrobe, and was retired from Latrobe Steel Company with 33 1/2 years of
service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the medical
corps. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife,
Martha A. BUCHEK Mrozenski, on April 3, 2000; two sisters, Catherine
Mrozenski and Genevieve KOUTSKY; a brother, Zigmont Mrozenski; and a niece,
Madeline HAINES. Survivors include a son, Michael H. Mrozenski of Latrobe;
two daughters, Debra A. CONTE and Lisa M. Felbaum and her husband, Thomas J.,
both of Latrobe; four brothers, Adam Mrozenski of Latrobe, Theodore Mrozenski
of Youngstown, Pa., Thomas Mrozenski of Derry and William Mrozenski of
Latrobe; a sister, Helen GROSS of Latrobe; Friends will be received in the
JOHN J. LOPATICH FUNERAL HOME INC., 601 Weldon St., Latrobe. A Funeral Mass
will be celebrated in Holy Family Church. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery,
Unity Township.
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C. Arthur Parks
Uniontown

C. Arthur PARKS, 99, of Uniontown, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, in the
Uniontown Hospital. The family will receive friends in the ANDREW D.
FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, where services will
be held with the Rev. Dr. Tommy Garrison officiating. Interment will follow
in the Sylvan Heights Cemetery.
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Albert P. Peperato
Jeannette

Albert P. PEPERATO, 83, of Jeannette, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, in Forbes
Regional Hospital, Monroeville. He was born April 24, 1917, in Jeannette, a
son of the late Salvatore and Lucy ROBINO Peperato. He was a member of the
Ascension Church, Jeannette. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in
death by his wife, Mary BASILE Peperato in 1952; and a brother, Carl
Peperato. Surviving are a son, Albert S. Peperato and wife, Diane, of
Jeannette; two daughters, Lucy Englehaut and husband, Donald, of Jeannette
and Dolores Mock and husband, Thomas, of Columbiana, Ohio; a brother and a
sister, Guy L. Peperato and Virginia Thompson, both of Jeannette; Friends
will be received in the JOHN V. GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC., 228 N. Second
St., Jeannette, A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Ascension Church.
Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Hempfield Township.
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Marianne Perichak
North Huntingdon

Marianne PERICHAK, 39, of North Huntingdon, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001. She
was born Sept. 21, 1961, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Stephen and
Anna Perichak. She was a 1979 graduate of Norwin High School. She was
employed as a flight nurse for Life Flight at Allegheny General Hospital, and
was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin, North Huntingdon
Rescue 8 and the Circleville Volunteer Fire Department. She is survived by
her brother, Stephen Perichak Jr. and his wife, Margaret, of Ardara, Friends
received in the SHIRLEY-KUKICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Clay Pike, Circleville,
North Huntingdon, Funeral Mass arrangements will be announced.
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Margaret L. Pipes
Hempfield Township

Margaret L. PIPES, 72, of Hempfield Township, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, in
Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Sept. 26, 1928, in
Amity, the daughter of the late Hubert S. and Cartha SALSBURY POST. She was a
member of the Son Rise Church, was a 20-year member of its choir, helped with
the Angel Tree Ministry and other church organizations, In addition to her
parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles B. Pipes. She is
survived by a son, Daniel Wayne Pipes of Hempfield Township; two daughters,
Mrs. Judy KAUFMAN and her husband, Ken, of Greensburg and Mrs. Karen BARR and
her husband, Mark, of Mt. Pleasant; a brother, Wayne D. FRAZEE of Greensburg;
Friends will be received at the COSHEY-NICHOLSON FUNERAL HOME INC., 319 W.
Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, Funeral service will be held in the funeral home
with the Rev. Don Walczak officiating. Interment will follow in Westmoreland
County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. Alvin P. Oskin Jr., supervisor in
charge of arrangements.
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Romaine (Minich) Reeder
Formerly of Murrysville

Romaine (MINICH) REEDER, 87, formerly of Murrysville, passed away Saturday,
Jan. 20, 2001, in the William Penn Care Center, Jeannette. She was born Sept.
21, 1913, in Clarion County, a daughter of the late Otis and Bessie Minich.
Romaine was a member of the Murrysville Community Church and a former member
of the Christian Women's Club. In addition to her parents, she was preceded
in death by her son, Donald Neil Reeder, in November 2000; a brother, Roy
Minich; and three sisters, Gladys GEORGE, Catherine CARRIER and Lucille
CORBETT. Romaine is survived by her loving husband of 66 1/2 years, Donald H.
Reeder; two daughters, Carol R. BYERLY and husband, Ted, of Plum Borough and
Judy PRAHL of Oil City; Family and friends will be received at the VAIA
FUNERAL HOME INC. at Twin Valley, 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, (724) 468-1177,
Romaine's funeral service will be held in the funeral home with Pastor Will
Vaus of the Murrysville Community Church officiating. Interment will follow
in Twin Valley Memorial Park.
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Arthur M. Schroyer
Ruffsdale

Arthur M. SCHROYER, 78, of Ruffsdale RD1, died Sunday afternoon, Jan. 21,
2001, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born May 5, 1928, in Mill Run,
Fayette County, a son of the late Jay and Hazel JOSEPH SCHROYER SNYDER. Art
was a longtime member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church,
Scottdale, and a retired maintenance employee for the U.S. Postal Service,
Scottdale, with 33 years of service. Art was a U.S. Army veteran of World War
II, attaining the rank of corporal while serving with the occupational forces
in Japan. He witnessed the signing of the peace treaty while aboard ship. In
November 2000, Art was presented with an ``Honoring Those Who Served'' framed
stamp by his son, Hopwood Postmaster Ed Schroyer, for his services during
World War II. He was a member of VFW Post 7781, Scottdale. Art is survived by
his wife, Betty R. STILLWAGON Snyder Schroyer, with whom he would have
celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary on April 4, 2001; four sons, Arthur
C. , U.S. Air Force Major (Ret.) Anthony Jay , Edward M. and James M.
Schroyer ; a stepdaughter, Becky Snyder Harshbarger of Greensburg; and the
following siblings, Dorman Schroyer of Scottdale, Mrs. Charles (Thelma) Clark
of Scottdale, Milford Schroyer and his wife, Grace, of Ruffsdale, Vernon
``J.L.'' Schroyer and his wife, Pat, of Connellsville and Richard Schroyer
and his wife, Barb, of Ocala, Fla. In addition to his parents, he was
preceded in death by his first wife, Amy E. Schroyer on March 10, 1980; a
son, Daniel Schroyer on Sept. 10, 1962; and two brothers, Ralph Schroyer on
May 23, 1994, and Wayne O. Schroyer on Sept. 24, 1992. Art's family will
receive friends in the FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME INC., 417 W. Pittsburgh St.,
Scottdale, A blessing will be held in the funeral home followed by his
Funeral Mass in St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Scottdale, with the Rev.
Leonard W. Stoviak as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. John the
Baptist R.C. Parish Cemetery,
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James H. Shaffer
Scottdale

James H. ``Jimbo'' SHAFFER, 72, of Scottdale RD1 (East Huntingdon Township),
died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, in the Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. He was born
June 23, 1928, in Lloydsville, a son of the late Samuel and Margaret WALTERS
Shaffer. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict. `In addition to
his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Althea GREENAWALT; a
brother, Joseph B. Shaffer; and infant twin sisters, Roxanne and Joanne. He
is survived by his wife of 48 years, Edna MATHENY Shaffer; two daughters,
Carol ROSEBOSKY and her husband, Steve Jr., of Mt. Pleasant RD1 and Cheryl
FIRESTONE BOONE of Washington, Pa.; a brother, Kenneth Shaffer and his wife,
Daisy, of Stahlstown RD1; a sister, Stella CARSON of Connellsville; a
sister-in-law, Sara Shaffer of Mt. Pleasant RD6; Friends will be received in
the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, Funeral
service will be held in the funeral home with the Rev. Audrey Bell
officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Kecksburg.
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Hugh B. Smillie
Crabtree

Hugh B. SMILLIE, 87, of Crabtree, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, in
Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Nov. 5, 1913, in New
Alexandria, a son of the late John W. and Elsie SHEFFLER Smillie. He was a
member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Greensburg . In addition to
his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Doris Smillie SETMIRE
and Olive Smillie CRAWFORD; and brothers, John W. Smillie Jr. and Jesse C.
Smillie. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Doris R. Smillie of Crabtree; a
son, Arthur W. Smillie of Greensburg; brothers, Gilbert M. and Richard Dale
Family and friends will be received at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME INC.,
524 N. Main St., Greensburg, Services will be held at the funeral home with
the Rev. Donald Lash officiating. Interment will follow in Westmoreland
County Memorial Park. Terence L. Graft, funeral director, in charge of the
arrangements.
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Margaret K. Sowash
Hempfield Township,
Formerly of Irwin

Margaret K. ``Peg'' SOWASH, 88, of Greensburg Care Center, Hempfield
Township, formerly of the Penglyn section of Irwin, died Saturday, Jan. 20,
2001. She was born Sept. 2, 1912, in Export, a daughter of the late Harry J.
and Edna McMURRAY KEMERER. She was a member of the Manor Presbyterian Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John W.
``Bud'' Sowash, in 1974; and a brother, John Kemerer. She is survived by two
sisters-in-law, Helen S. Recknor and Betty Sowash, both of Manor; two
brothers-in-law, Christopher Sowash of Manor and Edmund Sowash of Tucson,
Ariz.; Friends will be received at the JAMES E. LINDSAY FUNERAL HOME INC.,
Main Street, Harrison City, Funeral services will be held in the funeral home
with the Rev. Donna Havrisko officiating. Interment will follow in the
Woodlawn Cemetery, Penn Township.
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William M. Spahr
Delmont

William M. SPAHR, 80, of Delmont, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, in Westmoreland
Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Dec. 4, 1920, in Pittsburgh, a son
of the late William A. and Mary (HOLTMAN) Spahr. Bill was a U.S. Army veteran
of World War II, In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a
brother, Carl Spahr; and five sisters, Helen HOOD, Loretta HESS, Madeline
RITCHIE, Agnes KENNEDY and Catherine WILSON. Bill is survived by two
brothers, Edwin Spahr of Lawrenceville and Joseph R. Spahr Sr. and wife,
Martha, of Delmont. Family and friends will be received at the VAIA FUNERAL
HOME INC. at Twin Valley, 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, (724) 468-1177, where
service will be held with the Rev. James R. Wagner of the Faith United
Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery,
Pittsburgh. Kevin P. Altman, supervisor in charge of arrangements.
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Louis E. Wnek
Pleasant Unity

Louis E. WNEK, 79, of Pleasant Unity, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at UPMC
Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. He was born Dec. 19, 1921, in Crabtree, a son of
the late John and Magdalena (JANOWSKI) Wnek. He was a U.S. Army veteran of
World War II, and a member of VFW Post 8643, Pleasant Unity. He was also a
member of the St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, Trauger. In addition to his
parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ann A. (ADAMROVICH) Wnek; four
brothers, Andrew, Charles, Frank and Walter Wnek; and two sisters, Helen and
Elizabeth Wnek. He is survived by two sons, Andrew P. Wnek and wife, Deborah,
of Latrobe and Edward F. Wnek and wife, Judy, of Pleasant Unity; a brother,
Joseph Wnek of Poland; two sisters, Mary and Josephine Wnek, both of
Crabtree; Friends received at the GAUT-BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., Pleasant
Unity, Panachida service will be held , followed by Divine Liturgy to be
celebrated in St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, Trauger, with the Rev.
Christopher R. Burke as celebrant. Military services and interment will
follow in St. Mary Byzantine Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant Township.
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James A. Wojtaseski
formerly of North Huntingdon

James A. WOJTASESKI, 43, formerly of North Huntingdon, died Monday, Jan. 22,
2001, in the Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born Feb. 23,
1957, in McKeesport, a son of Margaret SHIMO Wojtaseski, formerly of North
Huntingdon, and the late Edward F. Wojtaseski. In addition to his father, he
was preceded in death by a brother, Donald. Surviving are two sisters, Peggy
MOSCO and her husband, Ralph and Terri Wojtaseski, both of Latrobe; two
brothers, Frank and his wife, Rose Marie, of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Edward R.
and his wife, Sue, of North Huntingdon; Friends will be received at the
JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin, A Funeral Mass will be
celebrated in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon. Interment
will follow in the Braddock Catholic Cemetery, Braddock Hills.

Other Deaths (no other information)
Agnes L. Backner, 67, of Eighty Four, formerly of Canonsburg, Washington
County, on Monday, Jan. 22. Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., Canonsburg.

Myrna Ruth (Dixon) Cornell, 61, of Irwin, on Monday, Jan. 22. Vincent V.
Rodgers Funeral Home, Irwin.

Henry M. Crawford III, 36, McKees Rocks. Readshaw, Pittsburgh

Russell W. Davis, 83, Mt. Pleasant. Eugene G. Saloom, Mt. Pleasant.

Robert E. King, 69, of Connellsville, on Sunday, Jan. 21. Martucci Funeral
Home, Connellsville.

Donald L. Mahokey, 81, of Connellsville, on Sunday, Jan. 21. Vito C. Martucci
Funeral Home, Connellsville.

Walter L. Wright, 68, of Connellsville, on Sunday, Jan. 21. Vito C. Martucci
Funeral Home.

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