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Cemetery Inscriptions from the
TRANSFIGURATION RC CEMETERY
Russellton, Pennsylvania 15076
(Allegheny County)


Some History . . .

This Catholic cemetery in the Russellton area, appears to primarily serve a Polish/German community. It is said to have started in part, due to the Flu of 1918, due to the number of dead. The Baron family donated that piece of their farm for the cemetery. 

The original record-keeper for the cemetery was a man named Danieli.  His home was located adjacent to the Transfiguration Church property on Poma Avenue.  After quite a few burials in the cemetery and some years after its inception, Mr. Danieli's house burned to the ground and all of the records were lost.  To this day there are concerns about whom might be buried where.

Two large homemade concrete crosses marking two different graves have deteriorated, and the engravings have been worn away by weather and time.

Gravesites along the upper fence were considered either "babies that were not baptised", "non-Catholic", or "unclaimed*".  (*Single men that arrived to work in the mines often would live with a family as a "boarder."  When a boarder died, the family he lived with had no means of contacting his family in Europe so he was buried along the fence.) There may also be others.  The graves were customarily marked with a simple home-made wooden cross which, of course, deteriorated over time leaving un-marked graves.

Many graves early on were hand dug, so placement was based in part on how many large rocks were encountered. Louie Baron, uncle of Ken Lewetag, was the first to dig graves with a backhoe and would often dig up a grave that was not where the marker was.

The large crucifix, which historically sat higher in the cemetery, had fallen and was removed to the side. In 2010 repairs were made and the crucifix once again sits in its original location.

We have no other historical information about this cemetery and would welcome any contributions that you may be able to supply.  Transfiguration Church has established it's own website and encourages viewers to read about it's current and past activities at: http://www.trc.catholicweb.com/

Directions to Transfiguration: From old Route 28 North, at Acmetonia, turn at Clyde and Patty's Pub (traffic light) and follow the road out past Rural Ridge (Little Deer Creek Road). Continuing onward you come to a "Stop/Sound Horn" sign. Go through the tunnel and continue straight until you come to a "Graphics" store on your right. Take the "extension" to your right which goes toward Bakerstown Road. Before Bakerstown Road there is a "small" sign on the right side for Transfiguration RC Cemetery. Turn at that sign and follow the narrow driveway into the cemetery.



Last Update: December 7, 2010
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SURNAME, FIRST NAME, BIRTH, DEATH, OTHER
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BARON, BALTINA, 1883 - 1962, same stone as STANISLAW
BARON, STANISLAW, 1878 - 1938, same stone as BALBINA
BARTOS, RAYMOND, 1935 - 1986, USA, Husband & Father
BARTOS, STEVEN J., 1962 - 1981, Son & Brother
BAYCER, VICTORIA, MAR. 15, 1890 - DEC. 29, 1929, Mother
BISHOP, ANTHONY P., JAN. 14, 1931 - DEC. 24, 1964, PA CPL USA
BISHOP, CATHERINE, 1893 - 1965, Mother, same stone as JOHN
BISHOP, CHESTER W., MAR. 4, 1924 - APR. 16, 1976, PVT USA WWII, BRONZE
BISHOP, JOHN, 1887 - 1943, Father, same stone as CATHERINE
BOHORCH, THEODORE, FEB. 11, 1916 - JAN. 22, 1923
BOVANKOVITZ, HELEN, 1887 - 1968, Mother, same stone as JOSEPH
BOVANKOVITZ, JOSEPH, 1888 - 1974, Father, same stone as HELEN
BROZYNA, LAWRENCE, 1871 - 1954, Father
BRUDNEY, MAGDALENA, 1878 - 1956, Mother
BRYNER, CATHERINE D., 1916 - 1991, Mother, same stone as WILLIAM F.
BRYNER, JAMES R., 1942 - 1998, same stone as MARY ANN
BRYNER, MARY ANN, (no dates), same stone as JAMES R.
BRYNER, WILLIAM F., 1915 - 1978, Father, same stone as CATHERINE D.
BRYNER, WILLIAM F.JR. SEP. 1, 1940 - OCT. 24, 1989, Husband
BUCKI, LEON, UR.30.PAZDZIRNAKA.1912 - U.MR.28.LUTECO.1919
BUCKI, WLADYSLAW, UR.26.LISTOPACA.1917 - U.MR.18.LUTECO.1919
BUK?, ALBERT, (stone painted gold--no dates)
BZOREK, FRANK, 1893 - 1943, Father
CERANKOWSKI, ANTHONY, 1871 - 1935, same stone as MICHALENE
CERANKOWSKI, MICHALENE, 1876 - 1950, same stone as ANTHONY
DANIELI, ANTONIA, JLY, 16, 1882 - MAR. 3, 1931, same stone as FRANCESCO
DANIELI, FRANCESCO, JLY, 4, 1875 - MAR. 3, 1931
DANIELI, GIGINA, AUG. 9, 1924 - MAR. 3, 1931, same stone as FRANCESCO
DANIELI, GUGLIELMO, MAR. 5, 1920 - MAR. 3, 1931, same stone as FRANCESCO
DANIELI, PASQUALE, APR. 16, 1922 - MAR. 3, 1931, same stone as FRANCESCO
DUROCHIA, DONALD R. SR., APR. 20, 1923 - FEB. 18, 1999, TEC5 USA WWII
DUROCHIA, MARIE P., (no dates), same stone as DONALD R. SR.
DZIURA, ANNA, 1878 - 1960
DZIURA, CHARLES, 1888 - 1962
DZIURA, JOZEF, UR.13.LIST.R.1874 - UM.1.MAR.R.1937
DZIURA, MICHAEL, 1906 - 1988
DZURISKO, ROSEMARIE, MAY 13, 1932 - JUN. 22, 1933
FIGIEL, IGNIAC, ROZIONY.1892 - UMARL.1918
FILEK, ANDREW W., 1950 - 1991, Husband/Father
FILEK, JOHN J. (JASIU), 1948 - 1984
FILEK, JOHN J., 1891 - 1961, same stone as NELLIE
FILEK, JOSEPH M., JAN. 22, 1955 - AUG. 14, 1981, PFC USA VIETNAM, BRONZE
FILEK, JOSEPH, D: JULY 29, 1974
FILEK, NELLIE, 1898 - 1971, same stone as JOHN J.
GAMBOSH, Rose, Wife, unmarked, (Source: Ken Lewetag, LewetagK@aol.com)
GAMBOSH, ?????, Husband, unmarked, (Source: Ken Lewetag, LewetagK@aol.com)
GASIENSKI, ANNA 1889 - 1928
GEMBALYS, JACOB, 1886 - 1924
GRDEN, FRANK J., 1886 - 1950
GRDEN, JOHN FRANK, MAR. 20, 1911 - JULY 14, 1940, Husband
GRDEN, JOSEPH, 1913 - 1931, SON
GRDEN, KAROLINA, UR.MAJA.20.1897 - UM.APR.11.1932 (S.P.)
GRDEN, MALGOZATA, 1888 - 1969, Mother
GRDEN, SZCZEPAN, 1880 - 1939, Father
GRUCA, JAN, URO.1871 - UMAR.1918
GRZYBEK, ANTHONY F., 1895 - 1983
GRZYBEK, ANTONNETTE BARON, MAY 30, 1909 - FEB. 19, 1990
GRZYBEK, JOSEPH A., SEP. 5, 1918 - JULY 12, 1980, TEC4 USA WWII
GRZYBEK, MARTHA B., 1898 - 1957, Mother
GZARLICKI, FRANOISZEP 14, LISTOPAD, 1912, UROD, ROKU UMARTDNIA 1916 LIPGA 1923 RONU FROSI OZOROWAS MARY, O
HROBAK, ANDREW, 1923 - 1930
HUDAK, ANNIE E., 1892 - 1932
HUDAK, HELEN R.,1924 1990
HUDAK, JOHN P., 1912 - 1970
HUDAK, JOSEPH MAY 13, 1921 - MAY 24, 1966, PA. ABM2 USNR, WWII
HUDAK, MARY A., (no dates)
HUDAK, PAUL 1887 - 1961, same stone as ANNIE E.
HUDAK, PAUL JR., 1922 - 1992, US ARMY, AIRFORCE, WWII
HUDAK, REBECCA, MOM, (no dates)
HUDAK, RONALD S., DEC. 4, 1947 - APR. 30, 1993, SP4 US ARMY, VIETNAM
HUDAK, STEPHEN, DAD, 1925 - 1978, WWII VET.
JAGODA, CARL 1867 - 1930, Father
JAGODA, CATHERINE 1878 - 1935, Mother
JARGZINSKI, S., U.R. 1893 - U.M. 1919 (SP)
KAMINSKY, ANTHONY, D: 1923?
KATRINAK, ANNA, 1892 - 1958, Mother, same stone as STEVE
KATRINAK, STEVE, 1886 - 1964, Father, same stone as ANNA
KRUSZYN, TUZOF, S.P.UMAR.D24.LUTEGO.1919 - MIAL LIAT 47
KRYSIK, JOSEPH, 1883 - 1956, Father
KRYSIK, MARY, 1891 - 1946, Mother
KSIAJKIENICJ, ANNA, 1864 - 1939, Mother
LAVRICH, ABIGAIL, 1996 - 1996, same stone as ANN M. & JOSEPH A.
LAVRICH, ANN M., 1905 - 1995, same stone as JOSEH A., & ABIGAIL
LAVRICH, INFANT SONS OF JOE & MARY, 1958 - 1965
LAVRICH, JOSEPH A., 1900 - 1953, same stone as ANN M., & ABIGAIL
LYSEK, BOLESLAW J., 1923 - 1925
LYSEK, MATTHEW F., JULY 11, 1914 - NOV. 13, 1942
LYSEK, MONICA R., 4.MAJA.1896 - U.9.LUTY.1931, TUTSPOCZTWA
MAKARA, ANDREW J., (no dates)
MAKARA, ANNA C., 1937 - 1982, LECTOR
MAKARA, HELEN P., (no dates), same stone as JOSEPH L.
MAKARA, INFANT Daughter, 1933, INFANT Son, 1925
MAKARA, JOSEPH L., APR. 5, 1919 - NOV. 14, 1973, Father, TEC5, USA, BSM-PH, WWII, same stone as HELEN P.
MAKARA, MARIA H., 1895 - 1979
MAKARA, SALLY A., 1937 - 1967
MAKARA, STEPHEN J., 1895 - 1965, same stone as MARIA H.
MAKUTA, ?????, (stone overturned)
MAKUTA, ANDREW J., NOV. 2, 1914 - APR. 25, 1938
MAKUTA, ANDREW J., NOV. 30, 1921 - SEP. 13, 1995, Brother
MAKUTA, HELEN E., 1923 - 1996, Sister
MAKUTA, HELEN, 1917 - 1944
MAKUTA, IRENE M., MAR. 8, 1922 - FEB. 1, 1993
MAKUTA, JOSEPH G., OCT. 24, 1919 - DEC. 20, 1987, SGT USA WWII
MAKUTA, MARY, 1893 - 1957, same stone as MICHAEL
MAKUTA, MARY, 1939 - 1939
MAKUTA, MICHAEL, 1882 - 1974, same stone as MARY
MAKUTA, THERESA L., 1927 - 1996, Sister
MARKOWSKY, SOPHIE FEB. 22, 1877 - MAR. 4, 1951
MARKS, JOSEPH S., 1902 - 1956, Father
MARKS, MARY E., 1903 - 1988, Mother
MARYNARCZYK, DAVID (Baby), JULY 14, 1962
MARYNARCZYK, JOSEPH A., APR. 12, 1912 - SEP. 23, 1974, USA WWII, BRONZE
McDADE, PATRICK A., 1920 - 1997
McDADE, RUTH M., 1926 - 1976, same stone as PATRICK A.
McKAY, FRANCIS R., 1912 - 1939
McKAY, MARY L., 1883 - 1952, same stone as WILLIAM W.
McKAY, WILLIAM W., 1883 - 1963, same stone as MARY L.
MEHOLSKIN, FRANK, DEC. 10, 1891 - MAR. 10, 1938, PVT CO. C 11TH INF ENL. AUG. 2, 1918 - DISC. JULY 26, 1919
MILLER, MIKE, 1891 - 1941, Father
MOCNIAK, JOSEPH, APR. 6, 1936 - SEP. 12, 1937
MONARKO, GEORGE A., JAN. 28, 1922 - MAY 6, 1984, TEC4 USA WWII
MORAWCINSKI, VOICIECH, 1882 - 1918
MOSKALA, BOLESLAW, FEB. 18, 1916 - MAR. 30, 1989
MOSKALA, HELEN, (no dates), same stone as BOLESLAW
MOSKALA, LUDWIK, (no dates)
MURIN, ANDY NOV. 21, 1877 - MAR. 10, 1923, Father
MURIN, ANNA JLY 26, 1880 - JA. 20, 1960, Mother, nee PAVELKO
MUSE, GEO., 1883 - 1929
OGEL, MATIAS, 1867 - NOV. 16, 1918, POLONKA, HUNGARIA
PASCEK, CECELIA, 1908 - 1935 (photo/cracked), (nee BARON), Sister of Anna (Baron) Potensky, (Source: Ken Lewetag, LewetagK@aol.com)
PAWLOWSKI, ANTHONY, 1878 - 1953
PAWLOWSKI, WALDA, 1894 - 1955
PIENTAK, ANASTASIA 1877 - 1935, Mother
PIENTAK, JOHN 1873 - 1939, Father
PILLART, DOLORES P., (no dates), same stone as JOSEPH D.
PILLART, JOSEPH D., 1932 - 1993, same stone as DOLORES P.
PINTAR, FRANK, ROJ.2.APR.1894 - UM.6.FEB.1923, POCIVAJ V MIRU (photo)
POLLOCK, JOHN, 1912 - 1941, Brother
POLLOCK, MARTIN, 1873 - 1938, Father
POTENSKY, ANNA C., 1911 - 1979, (nee BARON), Mother of Twins, Sister of Cecelia (Baron) Pascek, (Source: Ken Lewetag, LewetagK@aol.com)
POTENSKY, Twins, d: abt 1936, unmarked, bur. w/Cecelia Pascek, chil. of Anna Catherine (Baron) & Luke Walter, Martin Funeral Home, (Source: Ken Lewetag, LewetagK@aol.com)
POTENSKY, WALTER L., 1907 - 1980
REMO, MARGARET, 1906 - 1935
RUDOLPH, IGNATZ J., 1872 - 1944
RUSEK, ?????, JAN.1916 - 1918
RUTKOWSKI, LEONARD, (no dates), Father
RUTKOWSKI, MARY, (no dates), Mother
SCAGLIA, MERY, 1915 - 1923
SCHREIBER, ELMER P., 1897 - 1962, Father & Grandfather
SCHREIBER, INFANT ALLEN, D: 1966
SCHREIBER, JOSEPHINE M., 1902 - 1975, Mother, Grandmother, same stone as ELMER P.
SCHULTZ, HAZEL ANNA 1914 1919
SEKARA, JOSEPHINE (SUVOY), May 22, 1910 / June 1974, (Source: Mark D. Kulsic, mdkulsic@yahoo.com)
SHESKY, MARY, 1895 - 1985 (SZEWCZYK??), same stone as STANLEY ZAWROTNIAK
SIEKIERSKA, MARY, 1894 - 1931
SIEKIERSKI, THOMAS, 1894 - 1953
SKORUSA, JOZEF, UMAR.D.15/2/1923 - MIL.31.ROKU
SLISKY, JOHN F., 1905 - 1936
SMOLSKI, NICK 1892 - 1933
SMULICK, FRANK, DEC. 15, 1874 - OCT. 24, 1938, Father
SMULICK, STANLEY APR. 28, 1915 - OCT. 13, 1933
SOBOTKA, STANISLAW, 1916 - 1920
STANISH, ANNA P., (no dates), same stone as STANLEY F.
STANISH, FRANKLIN, FEB. 18, 1951 - DEC. 20, 1951
STANISH, STANLEY F., 1915 - 1989, same stone as ANNA P.
STANISKY, JOSEPH 1870 - 1928, Father
STONIS, DOWIDAS, 1879 - 1919, Father
STRZYSZ, STANLEY, MAR. 15, 1892 - FEB. 15, 1968, PA PVT CO. A 50 INF. WWI, BRONZE
SUBOTKA, WLADISLAW, ROD W.R.1919 - 28.SIERP.UMWR.1919
SUBOTKA, WLADISLAW, URO.1918 - UMAR.1918
SUDNIK, DOLORES, 1930 - 1934, Dau of MR. & MRS. S. SUDNIK
SUVOY, JAN KANTY, ROD MARZEC.9.1887 - UMARL MARCU.23.1929
SUVOY, JOSEPHINE, MAY 22, 191? (nee SEKARA)
SUVOY, LOUIS, 1889 - 1964, same stone as NELLIE
SUVOY, MILDRED G., JUN. 28, 1922 - MAY 27, 1996, AUNT MIN
SUVOY, NELLIE, 1900 - 1972, MOM, same stone as LOUIS
TURBA, PAULINE E., 1913 - 1983, Aunt & Godmother
UNIK, ELIZABETH, SEP. 18, 1893 - DEC. 16, 1925, Mother
VIRI, ARTHUR, 1898 - 1938, WWI VET
WHITECOMB, DELIA, 1867 - 1922, Mother
WHITECOMB, WILLIAM, 1863 - 1930, Father
WILKOSZ, ANNA E., 1918 - 1933
WOSCEK, MARY, 1922 - 1924, Our Angel
WOSCEK, MICHAEL, 1921 - 1921, Our Angel
WOZNY, FRANK, JAN. 28, 1907 - JULY 10, 1934
ZALUS, ANTHONY, 1875 - 1944
ZALUS, MARY, 1887 - 19??
ZAWROTNIAK, STANLEY (no dates), same stone as MARY SHESKY
ZBYRAD, EVA, 1883 - 1966, same stone as PETER
ZBYRAD, PETER, 1880 - 1954, same stone as EVA
ZRELAK, ANNA, 1867 - 1932, Mother
ZRELAK, CATHERINE, 1903 - 1994
ZRELAK, JOSEPH, 1900 - 1975
ZRELAK, MARY, 1907 - 1950, same stone as MICHAEL
ZRELAK, MICHAEL, 1899 - ????, same stone as MARY
???????, JOHN A., 1913 - 1934 (stone broken/toppled over)


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