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Subject: [INDIANA] Tribune Review Obits for Sunday March 25, 2001
Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2001 09:12:49 EST


(Note: I apologize for getting so far behind on posting the obits. I will
try to get the previous dates posted)

Tony J. Albright
Jones Mills

Tony J. Albright, 22, of Jones Mills, died Friday, March 23, 2001, in Ruby
Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va. He was born Jan. 27, 1979, in
Greensburg, the son of Norma M. (Shroyer) Shafer and her husband, Dennis R.
Shafer (stepfather) of Acme RD1, and Randall Albright. He had attended the
Mt. Pleasant Area Secondary Facility. In addition to his parents, he is
survived by his sister, Niccole Shafer; a stepsister, Kati Shafer of
Kecksburg; maternal grandparents, Esther Schroyer of Normalville and Cecil
Ritenour of Connellsville; and the love of his life, Holly Lytle of Jones
Mills. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL
HOME, Norvelt.
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George L. Anderson Jr.
Hampton

George L. Anderson Jr., died Wednesday, March 21, 2001. He was a founding
member and current secretary and treasurer of the A.I.A. Husband of Rose A.;
father of Albert and Raymond Anderson; brother of May Dziekiewicz and the
late Albert Miller, Henry and Carl Anderson. Also survived by eight
grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren. Visitation Saturday and Sunday from 2
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at NEELY'S, 2208 Mt. Royal Boulevard, Glenshaw. Service
Monday at 11 a.m.
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Mary E. Bourke
Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg
Formerly of Mt. Pleasant and Herminie

Mary E. Bourke, 88, of Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg, formerly of Mt.
Pleasant and Herminie, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, in the Westmoreland
Regional Hospital, Greensburg. She was born Nov. 27, 1912, in Lowber, a
daughter of the late Albert Paul and Mary Constantine Bower Kubic. Mary was a
former cafeteria employee for the Yough School District, and worked during
the high school summer football camps for many years. She was a member of the
Herminie VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She was also a member of St. Edward Roman
Catholic Church, Herminie, and attended the Mt. Pleasant Church of God. In
addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John Bourke; a
son, James Bourke; and two sisters, Helen Yaroshak and Ann Moore. She is
survived by four sons, Edward Bourke and his wife, Beverly, of Mt. Pleasant,
Thomas Bourke and his wife, Catherine, of Ogden, Utah, Patrick Bourke of
Laurel, Md., and John Bourke and his wife, Barbara, of Satellite Beach, Fla.;
11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and four brothers, Oscar Kubic and
his wife, Helen, of Jeannette, Charles Kubik and his wife, Ida, Edward Kubic
and his wife, Viola, all of Lowber, and William Kubic and his wife, Betty, of
West Newton. Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in
the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, where
funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Charles Yost
officiating. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park,
Hempfield Township.
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Julia M. Bowman
Ruffsdale

Julia M. Bowman, 78, of Ruffsdale, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, in Latrobe
Area Hospital. She was born Oct. 6, 1922, in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the
late Thomas H. and Virginia Anthony Jordan. Julia was a member of the United
Methodist Church, Mt. Pleasant, and was a member and secretary of the United
Methodist Women. She was a graduate of the Ramsay High School with the Class
of 1940. Prior to retirement, she was employed as a postal clerk at the
Ruffsdale post office. Julia's memories will be cherished by her loving
family: her son, Frank Bowman and wife, Doris, of Ruffsdale; her three
grandchildren, Charles Albert Bowman and wife, Stacy, Jennifer Lynn Wadsworth
and husband, Heath, and Kenneth Marsh and wife, Rita; eight
great-grandchildren; her sisters, Virginia Sedlacko of Irwin and Marcella
Kattera and husband, Richard, of Mt. Pleasant; and niece and two nephews. In
addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E.
Bowman, on June 5, 1984; and a granddaughter, Marcella Lorraine Marsh, on
March 24, 1995. Friends will be received at the EUGENE G. SALOOM FUNERAL HOME
INC., Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to
4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home Tuesday at
11 a.m. with the Rev. Richard W. Shields officiating. Interment will follow
in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery.
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Rose Marie Busko
Mt. Pleasant

Rose Marie Busko, 72, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March
20, 2001, at the home of Colette Frena in Kennesaw, Ga., while being
surrounded with love by her children and grandchildren. Family and friends
will be received in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt.
Pleasant, Sunday, March 25, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. A blessing service
will be held Monday, March 26, at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home, followed by
a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church, Mt.
Pleasant, with the Rev. Michael Matusak as celebrant. Interment will follow
in Transfiguration Cemetery. A parish wake service will be held at 7 p.m.
Sunday, and the Transfiguration Holy Rosary Society will recite the rosary at
6 p.m. Sunday, both in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family
requests contributions be made to the Rose Marie Busko Memorial Fund at The
American Brain Tumor Association, 2720 River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018.
(800) 886-2282.
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Helen M. Cowan
Formerly of Blairsville

Helen M. Cowan, 85, formerly of Blairsville, died Saturday, March 24, 2001,
in Beacon Manor, Indiana, Pa. She was born Jan. 8, 1916, in Cokeville, a
daughter of the late Harry and Margaret Newhouse. She was a member of O.E.S.
166 and the Auxiliary of F.O.E. 1488, both in Blairsville. She was a retired
seamstress for the former Fours Co., Blairsville. Survivors include a sister,
Sarah Wilson of Freedom; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her
parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John L. ``Jack'' Cowan, on
Dec. 30, 1979; two sisters, Violet Iscrupe and Florence Yoh; and a brother,
Ralph H. Newhouse. Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. at the JAMES F. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 25 W. Market St., Blairsville,
where service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dean E. Byrom
officiating. Interment Blairsville Cemetery.
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Maxine (Barnett) Cree
Glasgow, Pa.

Maxine (Barnett) Cree, 79, of Glasgow, Pa., passed away Thursday, March 22,
2001, in the Altoona Hospital. She was born Feb. 15, 1922, in Punxsutawney, a
daughter of the late Rev. Arthur Lee and Bessie Dobson Barnett. She is
survived by her husband, Charles Cree of Glasgow, Pa.; three sons, Robert and
his wife, Barbara, George and his wife, Judy, and Gene and his wife, Linda;
several grandchildren; two sisters, Viola Brandstetter of Yukon and Sarah
Jane Abbott of Madison; two brothers, Charles Barnett and wife, Anna Jane, of
Coalport and James D. Barnett (owner of the James D. Barnett Funeral Home,
Uniontown) and his wife, Peggy L., of Uniontown; and several nieces and
nephews. Viewing and funeral service in the McQUOWN FUNERAL HOME, Glasgow,
Pa., Sunday at 2 p.m.
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Eddie C. Cumberland
Tarrs

Eddie C. Cumberland, 71, of Tarrs, died Friday, March 23, 2001, at 7:45 a.m.
in his home. He was born March 28, 1929, in Wickhaven, a son of Mary Stimmell
Cumberland of Greensburg and the late Isaac Cumberland. Eddie was a U.S. Army
veteran of the Korean conflict, serving as private first class. He is
survived by his wife, Isabelle Haines Cumberland; the following children:
Mrs. Jeff (Edna) Leyk of Ruffsdale, Archie Cumberland and wife, Jodee, of
Backus, Minn., Dennis Cumberland of Bear Rocks, Cheryl Cumberland of Smithton
and Mrs. Todd (Polly) Brannon of Moorehead, N.C.; four grandchildren; and a
sister. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by a son, John
Cumberland; and two brothers, Harry and Charles Cumberland. Friends will be
received at the BLAIR-LOWTHER FUNERAL HOME INC., 106 E. Independence St.,
Perryopolis, Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Monday until 1 p.m., the hour of
service, with Pastor Ralph Mostoller officiating. Interment at the
convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be
made to the Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church, Tarrs, PA 15688. Military
rites will be accorded by VFW Goldstar Post 7023 and American Legion Post
752, Perryopolis.
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James W. Fitzpatrick
Bethel Park

James W. Fitzpatrick, 51, died peacefully on Friday, March 23, 2001 at home.
Beloved husband of Julie A. (Hoffman); loving father of Emily L. and Thomas
I.; brother of William M. of Robinson. Jim was an elder at Bethel
Presbyterian Church. Visitation 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Sunday at the DAVID J. HENNEY FUNERAL HOME, 6364 Library Road (Rt. 88)
Library. Funeral service Monday at 11 a.m. in Bethel Presbyterian Church.
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Kenneth R. Greenawalt
Bluffton, S.C., and Indian Lake, Pa.

Kenneth R. Greenawalt, 80, of Bluffton, S.C., and Indian Lake, Pa., died
Friday, March 23, 2001, at Beaufort Memorial Hospital. The Westmoreland
County native formerly lived in Upper St. Clair and Skidaway Island, Ga. Mr.
Greenawalt served as a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the South Pacific
during World War II. Later, he was a captain with U.S. Airways for 30 years.
He enjoyed golf and was a member of the Indian Lake Golf Club, the Soaring
Eagles, Sun City Veterans Club and Low Country Presbyterian Church, Bluffton.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marian Greenawalt; three children, a
daughter and son-in-law, Jana and Steve Maxwell of Wallingford, son and
daughter-in-law, Scott and Julie Greenawalt of Cranberry Township and
daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Ken Kenkel of Florence, Ky.; seven
grandchildren; and two brothers, Earl of West Newton and Cecil of Lebanon,
Pa. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 31, at 2 p.m. in St. Paul
Presbyterian Church, Somerset. Remembrances may be made to St. Paul
Presbyterian Church, 132 E. Union St., Somerset, PA 15501. Arrangements
entrusted to THE ISLAND FUNERAL HOME INC., 4 Cardinal Road, Hilton Head
Island, SC 29926, (843) 681-4400.
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Jamie A. ``Cookie'' Haines
Greensburg

Jamie A. ``Cookie'' Haines, 60, of Greensburg, died Friday, March 23, 2001,
in Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. Born April 13, 1940, in
Greensburg, she was a daughter of the late Allen and Sara Stewart. Prior to
retirement, she had been employed by the Greensburg Salem School District for
25 years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two
sisters, Florence Stewart and Kay Huntley; and a brother, Allen Stewart. She
is survived by her husband, Daniel Haines of Miami, Fla.; five children,
Dennis, Daniel and Sandra Haines, all of Greensburg, Thomas Haines and wife,
Cheryl, of Latrobe and Denise Mignogna and husband, Patsy, of Hannastown; six
grandchildren; nieces; nephews; great-nieces; and a great-nephew. 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, Monday
from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be
held in the funeral home Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Jeffrey Paschal
officiating. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park,
Greensburg. Natale N. Pantalone, supervisor.
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Frederick A. Hogan
North Huntingdon

Frederick A. Hogan, 82, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday, March 24, 2001.
He was born July 13, 1918, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late David C. Sr.
and Allena (Wilson) Hogan. He was an electrical tester at Westinghouse
Electric, East Pittsburgh, for 36 years. He was a veteran of World War II,
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He was a member of In Him Ministries, Penn
Hills, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and the Herminie
Senior Citizens, sang in a barber shop quartet and was an accomplished
violinist. He is survived by his wife, Inez (Thompson) Hogan; two daughters,
Lynn (Hogan) Weeber of North Huntingdon and her fiance, George McQuistone, of
Grove City and Karen (Hogan) Anthony and her fiance, Wayne Frederick, of
Middletown, Md.; four grandchildren, Bridget (Anthony) Fulmer of Mt. Airy,
Md., Brent Anthony of Middletown, Md., Carrie Freise of Arona and Matthew
Weeber of North Huntingdon; and three great-grandchildren. In addition to his
parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, David C. Jr., James,
Edward and William Hogan. Friends will be received at the VINCENT V. RODGERS
FUNERAL HOME, 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin, Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral
service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the
Rev. Jackie Remmick officiating. Entombment in Penn-Lincoln Mausoleum, North
Huntingdon. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
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Charles W. Hunter
Delmont

Charles W. Hunter, 64, of Delmont, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, in
Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg. He was born March 3, 1937, in
Detroit, Mich., a son of the late William Albert and Carrie Beatrice Earnest
Hunter. Prior to retirement, he was employed by the Consolidated Natural Gas
Corp. at the Oakford station in Delmont, and was currently employed part time
at the Shop-N-Save on Route 22 in Murrysville. He was a lifetime member of
the Salem Lutheran Church in Delmont and a 36-year member of the Delmont
Volunteer Fire Department. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in
death by an infant son, Scott Alan Hunter. He is survived by his wife of 33
years, Nancy J. Staggers Hunter; two children, Susan J. Harrold and her
husband, Raymond, of Delmont and Charles David Hunter and his fiancee,
Kimberly Baker, of Greensburg; two aunts, Mamie Steffy Earnest of Ypsilanti,
Mich., and Virginia Maxwell Earnest of Greensburg RD9; his brother-in-law,
Marvin L. Staggers and his wife, Anna Catherine, of Alverton; two nieces and
a grandnephew; and a number of cousins. Mr. Hunter's family will receive
friends at the JOHN L. BASH FUNERAL HOME, 152 Abbe Place, Delmont, (724)
468-8381, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Funeral home hours: Sunday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Monday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Members of the Delmont Volunteer Fire Department will meet for services in
the funeral home Monday at 6:45 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the
funeral home Tuesday at 11 a.m. with his pastor, the Rev. Frederick C.
Heitzenroder, officiating. A graveside committal service and interment will
follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. Should friends desire, memorial
remembrances may be made in Mr. Charles W. Hunter's name to the Salem
Lutheran Church, 301 E. Pittsburgh St., Delmont, PA 15626.
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Rae Margaret Kaczmarek
Greensburg

Rae Margaret Kaczmarek, 81, of Greensburg, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, in
the Hempfield Manor, Hempfield Township. She was born Dec. 7, 1919, in
Connellsville, a daughter of the late Lindsey E. and Lillian McGinnis Frazier
. She was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg. In
addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley D.
Kaczmarek, on April 29, 1993. She is survived by a son, Dennis J. Kaczmarek,
of Melrose, Fla.; four daughters, Patricia M. Lightcap and Mrs. Randal
(Rosemary) Finfrock, all of Greensburg, Clare Kaczmarek of Whitney and Evelyn
K. Merriman of Ligonier; three grandchildren; a great-grandson; two brothers,
Lindsey Frazier Jr. of Warren, Ohio, and Patrick Frazier of Connellsville;
four sisters, Dorothy Freeman of Levittown, Genova Goodwin of Everson, Wilma
Izzo of Charleroi and Rosemary Shallenberger of Lutz, Fla.; and several
nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC.,
516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and
Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers in the funeral home Monday at 9
a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in the Blessed
Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg. Interment will follow in the Greensburg
Catholic Cemetery, Hempfield Township.
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Josephine Kish
Greensburg

Josephine Kish, of Greensburg, died Friday, March 23, 2001, at her home. She
was born in South Greensburg, a daughter of the late James and Dominica
(Confaloan) LaValle. Prior to retirement, she had been employed by Vaccare's
Pharmacy, and later by the T.C.I. Cable Co., both of Greensburg. She was a
member of the Church of Jesus Christ, Greensburg RD6. In addition to her
parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Nicholas; and
three sisters, Rose, Rosalie and Edith. She is survived by her husband,
Richard C. Attenberger; a son, Gary W. and his wife, Kathy Kish, of
Jeannette; three grandsons, David W., Jeffrey P. and Sgt. Michael J. Kish;
four great-grandchildren, Jeffrey T., Ryan P., Mady and Haley D.; a brother,
Joseph and his wife, Jean LaValle, of Southwest Greensburg; special friend,
Kenny Matenosky of South Greensburg; and several nieces and nephews. There
will be no public visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend a
memorial service Monday at 11 a.m. in the Church of Jesus Christ, with
ministers in charge Paul Gehly and Joseph Draskovich. The family suggests
memorial contributions to the Church of Jesus Christ, RD6, Greensburg, PA
15601, or the Westmoreland Hospice, 532 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA
15601. The BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., Greensburg, in charge of arrangements.
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Helen L. Logan
North Huntingdon (Norwin Estates)

Helen L. Logan, 81, of North Huntingdon (Norwin Estates), died Friday, March
23, 2001, at Norwin Estates. She was born June 19, 1919, in Pitcairn, a
daughter of the late William and Margaret (Rice) Logan. Prior to her
retirement, Helen was employed as a secretary by the Pennsylvania Railroad
with 28 years of service, and also worked with the Allegheny County H.U.D.
Department. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three
brothers, Clifford, William and Kenneth Logan; and a sister, Charlene Sadler.
Miss Logan is survived by a sister, Clema Price of North Huntingdon; and
several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS
FUNERAL HOME INC., Herminie, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral
service will be held in the funeral home Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John
B. Simpson officiating. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County
Memorial Park.
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LaVerne I. Logan
Youngwood

LaVerne I. Logan, 81, of Youngwood, died Friday, March 23, 2001, at home. She
was born June 6, 1919, in Wyano, a daughter of the late Louis and Nellie
Belle Heaverly Kelley. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her
husband, Wayne M. Logan; a son, Richard L. Logan Sr.; two
great-grandchildren; seven brothers, Bennett, William, Thomas, James, Louis,
Robert and Arthur Kelley; and two sisters, Ida Rohl and Alice Stoner. She is
survived by four sons, Wayne B. Logan and wife, Judith, of Greensburg,
William E. Logan and wife, Georgine, of Youngwood, Barry L. Logan of
Greensburg RD7 and Kenneth D. Logan and wife, Louann, of Youngwood; 10
grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marie Steinmiller and
husband, Herman, of Belle Vernon and Dolores Aston and husband, John, of
Greensburg; and a sister-in-law, Goldie Queer of Connellsville. She was a
member of the Church of the Brethren in Southwest Greensburg and was retired
from Old Republic Insurance Co. of Greensburg. Friends will be received at
the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC., Youngwood, Sunday from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held in the funeral home Monday at 11 a.m. with
the Rev. William Waugh officiating. Interment to follow at Hillview Cemetery,
Hempfield Township.
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Joseph Mautino Jr.
Harmar Township

Joseph Mautino Jr., 88, a 59-year resident of Harmar Township, died Saturday,
March 24, 2001, in UPMC St. Margaret, Aspinwall. He was born July 19, 1912,
in Herminie, a son of the late Joseph Sr. and Angeline Mautino. He was a
retired coal miner with 50 years of service with the former Harmar Coal
Company, and a life member of the Harmar Volunteer Fire Department. He is
survived by a daughter, Dorene Mautino of Harmar Township. In addition to his
parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Pierina Ferrero Mautino; and a
brother, Jack Mautino. Friends will be received Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and
Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the CHARLES B. JARVIE FUNERAL HOME
INC., 1607 Pittsburgh St., CHESWICK, where a blessing service will be held
Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Hempfield
Township.
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Charles W. Moser Sr.
Penn Township

Charles W. Moser Sr., 75, of Penn Township, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, in
Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Oct. 18, 1925, in Penn
Township, a son of the late Henry C. and Mary Sebek Moser. Prior to his
retirement, he was employed by Westinghouse at Blairsville. He was a U.S.
Army veteran of World War II, a member of St. Matthias Lutheran Church in
Greensburg, a member of the Bushy Run American Legion Post 260 in Claridge
and a member of the Manor Hunting Club. In addition to his parents, he was
preceded in death by his wife, Alice N. Moser, in 1995; and a brother, Henry
Moser. He is survived by a son, Charles W. Moser Jr. and wife, Linda, of
Dawson; two daughters, Margaret Hemminger and husband, James, of Jeannette
and Sharon Tomb and husband, Hugh, of Penn Township; two brothers, John Moser
of Penn Township and Frank Moser of Saxonburg; a sister, Elsie Taylor of
Vandergrift; and four grandchildren, Matthew, Leslie, James and Samantha.
Friends will be received at the JAMES E. LINDSAY FUNERAL HOME INC., Main
Street, Harrison City, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services
will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Craig T.
Hess officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Penn Township.
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Walter J. Shields
North Huntingdon

Walter J. Shields, 83, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at
his home. He was born March 2, 1918, in Braddock, a son of the late Walter
and Pearl Drayton Shields. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a
sheet metal worker for Westinghouse Electric of East Pittsburgh and Trafford.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel
Shields; two sons, Walter and Edward Shields; a brother, Cornelius; and a
sister, Gale Styke. Surviving are two daughters, Lillian Kremer and her
husband, Robert, of North Huntingdon and Catherine Duncan and her husband,
Robert, of West Virginia; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; a
great-great-grandson; two brothers, William and Robert Shields, both of
Monroeville; and three sisters, Hazel Otto of North Huntingdon, Ethel Swank
of Delmont and Irene Pastalak of White Oak. Friends will be received at the
JOSEPH F. OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 504 Oak St., Irwin, Saturday and Sunday from
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the
funeral home chapel with the Rev. David Troxler, pastor of Norwin Church of
the Nazarene, North Huntingdon, officiating. Interment will follow in the
Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon.
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Howard W. Smeltzer
Southwest Greensburg

Howard W. Smeltzer, 79, of Southwest Greensburg, died Friday, March 23, 2001,
in the Westmoreland Manor, Hempfield Township. He was born March 15, 1922, in
Greensburg, a son of the late LeRoy and Alice Cribbs Smeltzer. Prior to
retirement, he had been employed by the former Brown Boveri of South
Greensburg. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren of East McKeesport,
where he had served as a deacon, choir member and choir director, and a
former member of the Church of the Brethren of Southwest Greensburg, where he
had also served as a deacon and choir member. He was a World War II veteran
of the U.S. Army, an aviation historian, and a member of the American
Aviation Historical Society. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in
death by two infant children, Gary Allen and Kathleen Sue Smeltzer. He is
survived by his wife of 51 years, Sara F. Fox Smeltzer; a son, Dennis L.
Smeltzer of Southwest Greensburg; and a brother, Glenn M. and his wife,
Shirley Smeltzer, of Youngwood. Friends will be received at the BACHA FUNERAL
HOME INC., 516 Stanton at Green streets, Greensburg, Monday from 3 to 5 and 7
to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home Tuesday at 11
a.m. with the Rev. John Gomola officiating, assisted by the Rev. William A.
Waugh. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park,
Hempfield Township.
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Nicholas Soltis
North Huntingdon

Nicholas Soltis, 84, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, in
Providence Hospital, El Paso, Texas. He was born March 29, 1916, in Slovakia,
a son of the late George and Helen Holinka Soltis. Prior to his retirement,
he was employed as a millwright by U.S. Steel with over 32 years of service.
He was also a builder/contractor in the North Huntingdon area. Mr. Soltis was
a founding member of St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Church, North Huntingdon,
where he served as an usher for over 25 years and bingo chairman. He also was
a member of the Greek Catholic Union Lodge. In addition to his parents, he
was preceded in death by a baby son, John Soltis; three brothers, George,
Andrew and Michael Soltis (of Slovakia); and two sisters, Anna Stefanik and
Mary Husivarga. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Mary Kaczinska
Soltis; two sons, Michael and his wife, Terri, of North Huntingdon and Paul
of Las Vegas, Nev.; and two daughters, Mrs. James (Mary) Bezick of West Palm
Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Darrell (Ann) Dole of North Huntingdon. Beloved
grandfather of Denine Bezick Clouse and husband, Eddie, of El Paso, Texas,
Denise Bezick Hume and husband, Mark, of Fort Myers, Fla., Kristine Dole Ross
and husband, Brian, of Martinsburg, W.Va., Danielle Dole of North Huntingdon,
Summer Soltis of Las Vegas, Nev., Matthew Dole and Lindsay Soltis, both of
North Huntingdon; great-grandfather to Sara, Nicholas and Jordan Clouse of El
Paso, Texas, and Elizabeth Hume of Fort Myers, Fla.; and numerous nieces and
nephews in Slovakia. Friends will be received at the SHIRLEY-KUKICH FUNERAL
HOME INC., Clay Pike, Circleville, North Huntingdon, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.
and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Divine Liturgy will be celebrated
Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Stephen Church, North Huntingdon, followed by
interment in Irwin Union Cemetery.
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G. Ernest ``Ernie'' Weisel
East Huntingdon Township

G. Ernest ``Ernie'' Weisel, 88, of Scottdale RD1 (Hawkeye), East Huntingdon
Township, passed away Saturday morning, March 24, 2001, at his home,
surrounded by his family. Ernie was born Aug. 21, 1912, in Wooddale, Bullskin
Township, a son of the late Charles Andrew and Anna Melissa Wilkins Weisel.
He married the former Dorothy J. Christiansen on June 7, 1939. Ernie was
employed at Duraloy Blaw-Knox of Scottdale as a pattern maker, retiring in
May 1975 with 37 &*#189; years of service. He was also self-employed in the
pattern making business. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of
Scottdale, where he was a former member of the church council and the
dartball team. Ernie was a member and charter officer with the USWA Local
#2810; a member of the Allied Federal Credit Union; past counselor of the
Junior Order of United American Mechanics; the Saturday Morning Men's Prayer
Breakfast Group; and was a member of the Greater Scottdale Community Senior
Citizens, from which he received recognition as ``Senior of the Year.'' Ernie
is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 61 years, Dorothy J.
(Christiansen) Weisel; two sons, Richard C. Weisel and his wife, Judith, of
Scottdale RD1 and Thomas R. Weisel and his wife, Carroll, of Greensburg; a
daughter, Jean Leonard and her husband, Robert, of Scottdale RD1; two
grandsons; five granddaughters; five great-grandsons; six
great-granddaughters; three sisters, Helen Leighty of Ruffsdale RD, Blanche
McBride of Somerset and Clara Lonabaugh of Pittsburgh; and numerous nieces
and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five
brothers, Arthur, William, George, Charles Andrew and Gilbert Weisel. A
private family viewing will be held at the convenience of the family,
followed by services with his pastor, the Rev. Andrew F. Dougherty III.
Private interment will take place in Westmoreland County Memorial Park,
Hempfield Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances may be made to
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 600 Mulberry St., Scottdale, PA 15683, in memory of
G. Ernest Weisel. Love Lasts Forever! Personalized funeral arrangements are
under the direction of the ROBERT B. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 105 Spring St.,
Scottdale, (724) 887-5300, e-mail: .
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J. Robert Wise
North Huntingdon

J. Robert Wise, 73, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, in
Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. He was born March 17, 1928, in
Jefferson Township, a son of the late William and Mary Gladys Gordon Wise.
Prior to retirement, he was employed as a welder by Westinghouse Electric.
Mr. Wise and his son, Bruce, worked together in their business, Robeth
Enterprises, North Huntingdon. He was a member of the First Presbyterian
Church in Irwin and the Keystone Tractor Pullers Association. He is survived
by his wife, Grace Higgins Wise; a son, Bruce and his wife, Chris, of North
Huntingdon; a sister, Betty Jean Christofel of Jefferson Hills; and three
grandchildren, Elizabeth, Robbie and Christopher Wise. Friends will be
received Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the
SHIRLEY-KUKICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Clay Pike, Circleville, North Huntingdon,
where service will be held Monday at 11 a.m., followed by entombment in
Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park Mausoleum.

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