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|Article from The Observer-Reporter newspaper,
Washington Co., Pa., Mon., Mar. 23, 1981, p. D-5:
"Rozner - Esther Rosenburg Rozner, 88, of Washington R. D. 3, died
Sunday, March 22, 1981, at 7:40 p. m. in Washington Hospital.
"She was born June 7, 1892, in Austria.
"She was a member of the Beth-Israel congregation.
"She was married June 8, 1914, to Benjamin Rozner, who died March
"She is survived by two sons, Benjamin Z. Rozner of Washington, and
Henry Rozner of Canonsburg; three daughters, Marian, wife of William
Prigg Jr. with whom she made her home, Thelma Tustin of Cortland, Ohio,
and Diane, wife of Joseph Esposto of Library; 12 grandchildren and nine
"A son, James Howard Rozner, is deceased.
"Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the
Stewart F. Barnhill Funeral Home."
"Plumley - Tolbert Thomas Plumley, 83, of Carmichaels R. D. 1, died
Saturday, March 21, 1981, in Greene County Memorial Hospital.
"He was born January 26, 1896, in Hamlin, W. Va., a son of Archie
and Fanne Bush Plumley.
"Mr. Plumley was a retired coal miner. He was a member of St. Hugh
Church, Carmichaels, and UMWA Local 6321.
"Surviving are his wife, Margaret Kubiritak Plumley; two daughters,
Mrs. Ronald (Beverly) Kerr and Mrs. Frank (Debbie) Lukas, both of
Carmichaels; two sons, Samuel Plumley, of Glennville, W. Va., and Robert
Plumley, of Cleveland, Ohio; nine grandchildren; six
great-grandchildren; and one brother, Dollie Plumley, of Griffithsville,
"One son, Joseph, one brother, Golzy, and two sisters, Rose and
Ella, are deceased."
"Wood - James R. Wood, 73, of Claysville R. D. 2, died Sunday,
March 22, 1981, in Washington Hospital.
He was born February 13, 1906, in Moundsville, W. Va., a son of Jesse
and Mabel Crimm Wood.
[Rest of Obituary cut off this Xerox.]
"McCarty - Evelyn Barnes McCarty, 65, of Beallsville, died at 1
p.m. Saturday, March 21, March 21, 1981, in Washington Hospital.
"She was born February 2, 1912, in Beallsville, a daughter of the
late Joseph and Helen Hill Barnes.
"A long resident of Beallsville, Mrs. McCarty was post-master of
the Beallsville Post Office, retiring after 33 years of service.
"She was a member of United Presbyterian Church of Beallsville, the
National Association of Postmasters, the Washington County Postmasters
Association, the National League of Postmasters, the Beallsville Alumnae
Association, the Monongahela Valley Shrine No. 9 of Donora and the
Beallsville Civic Association.
"Mrs. McCarty was president of the Women's Auxiliary of American
Legion Post No. 877 of Beallsville and was a former member of Eastern
Star, California Chapter No. 211 and the Old Trails BPW.
"Surviving are her husband, Willis (Bill) McCarty; one daughter,
Dwana Guntrum of Bentleyville; two sons, Lecil D. McCarty of Beallsville
and W. Greg McCarty of Pittsburgh; two brothers, Joseph A. Barnes of
Seal Beach, Calif., and Paul A. Barnes of Beallsville; a sister, Mrs.
Lorraine Powers of Beallsville; and six grandchildren and a
"One daughter, Billie Mae McCarty, died in 1946."
"Friends of Evelyn Barnes McCarty of Beallsville, who died
Saturday, March 21, March 21, 1981, will be received from 7 to 9 p. m.
Sunday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Monday in the Greenlee Funeral Home,
Beallsville, where services will be held at 1 p. m. Tuesdday, March 24,
with Dr. Kenneth E. Nolan officiating. Burial in Beallsville
"Borella - Dorothy McKee Borella, 65, of Orchard Street, McDonald
R. D. 1, died Friday, March 20, 1981, in Washington Hospital.
"She was born May 3, 1915, in Slovan, a daughter of the late Peter
Thomas and Mary Smith McKee.
"Mrs. Borella was a dietary helper at Woodville State Hospital and
a member of the Irons Memorial United Presbyterian Church of McDonald.
"She is survived by a daughter, Delores Witovicz of Cleveland,
Ohio; six brothers, Clifford McKee of Slovan, Harry and James McKee,
both of Washington, Benjamin and William McKee, both of Coatesville, and
Harvey..... [rest cut off on this Xerox]."
"Hibbert - John F. Hibbert, 47, of 210 Hodgson Avenue, Houston,
died at 10:10 a. m. Sunday, March 22, 1981, in the Cleveland (Ohio)
He was born November 29, 1933, in Washington, a son of the late John and
Nelle Horne Hibbert. He was a lifelong resident of Houston.
"Mr. Hibbert was a teacher and wrestling coach in the Wheeling area
and Bethany College, amassing a record of 106 wins and 37 losses. He
also taught in Parkersburg (W. Va.) High School.
"Mr. Hibbert operated the Kawasaki Motorcycle Shop in the
"He was a 1951 graduate of Chartiers-Houston High School and a 1956
graduate of Waynesburg College. He also did graduate work at the
University of Pittsburgh.
"Surviving are one brother, William T. Hibbert of Washington; a
foster-brother, George T. Fischer of Export; and two nephews and two
"Koupiaris - Alex M. Koupiaris, day-old infant son of Nicholas and
Mary McDonald Koupiaris of Meadow Lands, died Friday, March 20, 1981, in
"Surviving in addition to his parents are his paternal
grandparents, Fotios and Mary Koupiaris; maternal grandmother, Mrs.
Shirley McDonald; and matermal great-grandmother, Mrs. Mary Bowers, all
"Private services and burial were held in Oak spring Cemetery by
the Rev. G. Sherman Ott. Arrangements by Griffith and Bogan Funeral
"Sherman - Edwin L. Sherman, Sr., 61, of 761 South Central Avenue,
Canonsburg, died Thursday, died Thursday, March 19, 1981, in Allegheny
"He was born June 13, 1919, in Renick, W. Va., the son of Steele
McHilmer and Mary Butler Sherman.
"He spent most of his life in the Canonsburg area. He was an
employee of Mcgraw Edison Power Systems...[rest of obituary cut
"FUNERAL NOTICE -
"Friends of Edwin L. Sherman of 761 South Central Avenue,
Canonsburg, who died Thursday, March 19, 1981, were received from 7 to 9
p. m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Sunday in the John F. Yoney
Funeral Home, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg. Services will be held
Monday, March 23, at 11 a. m. in the United Presbyterian Church,
Canonsburg. The pastor, the Rev. G. Sherman Ott, will officiate. Burial
in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray."
"Hrutkay - Joseph A. (Beara ?) Hrutkay, 64, of Ellsworth, Cokeburg
Junction, died at 7:** p. m. Friday, March 20, 1981 in Mercy Hospital,
"He was born March 18, [1917 ?], in Bentleyville, a son of the late
Joseph [H. ?] and Victoria [K_____ ] Hrutkay.
"Mr. Hrutkay was a member of the St. Clement Catholic Church,
Ellsworth, the Finleyville Community Interfaith Golden Agers and the
Antique Engines and Collectors Association of Washington County.
"A member of the UMW Local No. 1190 of Ellsworth, Mr. Hrutkay was
employed by Bethlehem Mines Corp Ellsworth Mine, retiring in [1970 ?].
"Surviving are his wife Charlote Blackburn Hrutkay, one daughter,
Sandra Hrutkay of Pittsburgh, two sons, James Hrutkay of Eighty Four R.
D. 2 and Donald Hrutkay of Monongahela, two sisters, Helen [L_____] of
Syracuse, N. Y. and Martha [Bus___ ?] of Chicago, Ill.; [six ?]
brothers, Nandor Hrutkay of Bentleyville R. D. 1, Michael Hrutkay of
Eighty Four R. D. 2; Lloyd Hrutkay of Beallsville; William Hrutkay of
Ellsworth and Charles Hrutkay of Scenery Hil R. D. 2; and a
grand-daughter, Jennifer Hrutkay."
"Ayres - Stella Ayres, 77, of Joffre, died Saturday, March 21,
1981, in Washington Hospital.
"She was born April 4, 1903, in Midway, a daughter of Thomas and
"Surviving are three sons, Harvey Ayres of Joffre, Francis Ayres of
Wellsburg, W. Va., and Thomas Parks of Joffre; and ___ grandchildren.
[If the Obituary continues, it was cut off this Xerox]."
[An Obituary for Dorothy ___? Sayrmes ? is too blurred to read from this
[An Obituary for Henrietta ___? Deakin ? is too blurred to read from
this Xerox copy. Part of it reads as follows:
"... She was born August 1_, 19[25 ?] in Hickory, a daughter of
Margaret Conkle Jurkovich and the late William W. Conkle.
"Mrs. Deakin was an Episcopalian.
"On October [ 7 ? or 2 ?], 1946, she married Thomas Deakin, who
"Also surviving are her mother and step father, Mr. and Mrs. John
Jurkovich of Washington, one daughter, Charlotte DeWalt, at home, one
grandson, Thomas E. DeWalt, one brother, William W. Conkle of
Washington, and one sister, Marguerite Host of Bridgeville.
"A sister, Jean Lorenzi, is deceased."
NOTE: I received the following email in March 2010:
Henrietta Deakin is my aunt and I'd like to correct what you have that I can - although I do not know all of it.
Here is what I can add and correct:
Obituary for Edna Henrietta Conkle Deakin
"... She was born August 15, 1924 in Hickory, a daughter of Margaret Conkle Jurkovich and the late William Weaver Conkle.
"Mrs. Deakin was an Episcopalian.
"On October [ 7 ? or 2 ?], 1946, she married Thomas Deakin, who survives.
"Also surviving are her mother and step father, Mr. and Mrs. John Jurkovich of Washington, one daughter, Charlotte DeWalt, at home, one grandson, Thomas E. DeWalt, one brother, William W. Conkle of Washington, and one sister, Marguerite Host of Bridgeville.
"A sister, Jean Lorenzi, is deceased."
She died in March of 1981.
This is as much as I can correct of the obituary at this time. I'd like to know the date of marriage but do not at this time.
Janet (Host) Reinhold
[An Obituary for ______ McCutcheon ? is too blurred to read from this
"More Obituaries On Page D- [1 ? or 3 ?]."
"FUNERAL NOTICE only was on this Xeroxed page, for Kazimier (Art)
"Friends of Kazimier (Art) Kapis of 54 Oakwood Avenue, Washington,
who died Sunday, March 22, 1981, will be received in the Neal-Cowieson
Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, from 7 to 9 p. m.
Monday and until 9:30 a. m. Wednesday, March 25, when the remains will
be taken to the Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic Church, where a
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a. m. by the Rev. Felix N.
Pyzowski, pastor of the church. Interment in the church cemetery. In
lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Holy
Trinity Polish National Catholic Church building fund. Prayer services
will be held in the funeral home at 8 p. m. Tuesday."
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