Helen G. Petrick Ambrose of 211 Locust St.,
Bentleyvllle, died yesterday at 9:45 p.m. in the
Washington Hospital Extended Care Facility. She was 71.
Mrs. Ambrose was born April 26 1909 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Joseph and
Margaret. Moyer Derouin.
She was a member of the Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church, Charleroi.
Mrs. Ambrose had been employed as a floral designer and was a member of Bentworth Senior
Survivors include a son, Bill Petrick; of Parma, Ohio; five daughters, Mrs. Steve (Grayce)
Ezarik and Mrs. Alice Sadvary, both of Bentleyvllle, Mrs. Judie Rabatin of Parma, Ohio; Mrs. Barry
(Carolyn) Baltich, of Ellsworth and Mrs. August (Colleen) Martos of Eighty Four R.D. 2; 14
grandchildren and two great grandchildren; two sisters, Leona and Margaret; and several nieces
including Mrs. John (Kathleen) Tucak of Bentleyville.
She was predeceased by her first husband, William Petrick on December 21, 1942. Also
deceased are two sisters, Mae and Dorothy and two brothers, Edgar and Herman.
Friends will be received in the Kenneth V. Thompson Funeral Home 809 Main St., Bentleyville
after 7 p.m. today.
> The Valley Independent - March 7, 1981
Abraham (Abe) Anstandig DONORA-Services were held Sunday, August 6,
for Abraham (Abe)
Anstandig, 87, of 455 Thompson Ave., Donora, who died Saturday, August 5, 1978 at 10 a.m.
A retired merchant, Mr. Anstandig was born in Poland on May 6, 1891. He was a member of the Ohav Sholom Congregation.
Mr. Anstandig is survived by his wife, Sarah Hochverg Anstandig, at home; two sons, Louis and Myer Anstandig, both of Donora; a daughter, Mrs. Martin (Shirley) Shrut of Mt. Lebanon; two brothers, Samuel Anstandig and Sam Amstandig, both of Detroit, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Fanny Levenberg of Detroit, Mich; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services at the Philip L. DeRienzo Funeral Home Inc., 782 Thompson Ave., Donora, were officiated by Rabbi Chino. Interment was in Ohav Sholom Cemetery, Donora.
Former Area Man Dies From Auto Mishap Injuries
John Edward Anthony, 41, of 4709 Banner Street, Hyattsville, Maryland, died Saturday, July 22, in the Charleroi-Monesson Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Route 201 near Fayette City. Death came at 10:55 a.m.
A son of John Anthony and Goldie Ludwick Anthony, he was born at Elizabeth, Pa., on August 15, 1925.
He was a contractor and a member of the Ella Hollow Bible Church. He was also a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Malina Anthony; one son, John Hall; three sisters, Mrs. Rachael Astle of Fayette City, and Mrs. Davida Curran and Mrs. Sarah Price, both from RD 3, Monongahela; two brothers, Malvern and Alvin, both from RD 3, Monongahela. Friends are being received at the Walter J. Bierman Funeral Home in Elizabeth, Pa.
Joseph F. Anthony
Joseph F. Anthony, 71, of RD 3, Box 36, East Monongahela, Pa., died suddenly Wednesday, September 1, 1971, in Monongahela Memorial Hospital, at 11 p.m. He was born March 28, 1900, the son of Andrew and Johanna Anthony,
and had lived in Forward Twp. all his life. Mr. Anthony was retired from Liggett Spring & Axle Co. of East
Monongahela. He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church and the Monongahela Turners. Surviving are his wife, Esther Nagy Anthony; one son, Robert Anthony of Monongahela; two daughters, Mrs. John (Esther) Kuchera of Butler,
Pa., Mrs. Joseph (Norma Jean) Muniz of Tucson, Ariz.; eight grand-children; three brothers, John of Webster, Pa., Michael of River Hill Monongahela, Andrew of Cleveland, Ohio; four sisters, Mrs. Margaret Stanko of Finleyville, Mrs. Rose Stanko of River Hill, Monongahela, Mrs. Clara Fine, River Hill, Monongahela, Elizabeth of Butler, Pa., A son,
Joseph E. was killed in 1944 in World War II.
Friends will be received at the L. M. Frye Funeral Home, 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela, Pa.
Dell (Tad) Auther, 63, of 209 Water St., Fayette City, died Thursday
A native of Fayette City, he was preceded in death by his parents, Adam and Ella Smith Auther.
He was a World War II Navy veteran, a retired Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corp. employee and of the
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marion Astle Arthur; a son, Rickey at home, ; a daughter, Mrs.
Thomas (Ella Marie) Davis of Fayette City, and two grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Howard W. McCrory Funeral Home in Fayette
City, with the Rev. Bruce Smith officiating. Interment will be in Belle Vernon Cemetery.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 tonight and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral
> The Valley Independent - Friday July 20, 1979
Livia Rotta Beaupierre of Monongahela Manor, Monongahela, died, Sunday, July 1, 1984, in Washington County Health Center, Washington, Pa., after an illness of One Year. She was 72.
Mrs. Beaupierre was born July 19, 1911, in Switzerland, a daughter of the late Giuseppe and Adele Molo Serta.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Rotta, in 1952 and by her second husband, Jules Beaupierre, in 1969.
A resident of Monongahela for most of her life, Mrs. Beaupierre was a member of Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church , Monongahela, and the Monongahela Senior Citizens.
Surviving are two sons, Rino S. Rotta of Library and Albert V Rotta of Monongahela; two daughters. Mrs. William (Adele) Webb of Monongahela and Mrs. Mario (Albena) Lombardi of River Hill, Monongahela; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and one brother, Adolpho Serta of Switzerland.
Friends will be received in the L. M. Frye Funeral Home, 427 W. Main St., Monongahela, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
> The Valley Independent - July 2, 1984.
Bunola Church Charter Member Dies at Age 85
Mrs. Mary Nicholls Castor, 85, who lived with her daughter at Box 543, Williamsport Road, RD 3, Monongahela, died Saturday, July 22, 1967, at John Kane Hospital in Pittsburgh. Death followed a lingering illness.
Born at Dravosburg on February 15, 1882, the daughter of the late Louis and Maria Kline Mathews, Mrs. Castor had been a resident of Bunola and Forward Township for the past 50 years. She was a charter member of the Bunola Nazarene Church and a life member of the Missionary Society of the church.
She was the wife of the late James Castor.
She is survived by her son, Earl W. Nicholls of Elizabeth; two daughters, Mrs. John (Ruth) Hazuda of RD 3, Monongahela, with whom she resided, and Mrs. William (Bertha) Cain of Bunola; 11 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Charlton...Friends of Frederick (Fred) Charlton of 1300 Lincoln St., Monongahela, who died Thursday, July 13, in the Monongahela Division Hospital, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Saturday and Sunday, July 15 and 16, at the L. M. Frye Funeral Home, 427 W. Main Street., Monongahela. Funeral Services will be held Monday, July 17, 1978 at 1 p.m. in the L. M. Frye Chapel, the Rev. Edwin D. Emmel, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Donora, officiating.
-Note the following is a partial obit from the same date, same paper:
Mononghalea-Frederick (Fred) Charlton, 77, of 1300 Lincoln St., Monongahela,
died at 11:45 a.m., Thursday July 13, 1978 in the Monongahela Division
of the Mon VAlley Hospital, Inc. He had been ill for the past five
days. Born Feb. 15, 1901, in Speers Borough, he was the son of the late
Edward and Margaret Charlton.
George Chider Jr.; 35, of Mercersburg,
PA, formerly of Fellsburg died July 17,1979. He was the son of George
and Mary Weisdack Chider, Greencastle, also formerly of Fellsburg. Chider
was a 1960 graduate of Belle Vernon High School.
Surviving are his wife Sandy Chider, Mersersburg, and four children, George, Greg, Gwendolyn and Mary Sue.
Services were held today at 2 p.m. from the Rest Haven Funeral Home, Hagerstown, Md. Burial will be in Hagerstown
> The Valley Independent - Friday July 20, 1979
Born 20 May 1840
Died 11 March 1897
Buried 12 March 1897, Van Voorhis Cemetery, Carroll Township, Washington
OBITUARY NOTICE from the California Messenger and the Fayette City News:
Mrs. Elizabeth, wife of Sampless Clendaniel, died at her home in Monongahela,
on the 11st inst, and was buried at Van Voorhis cemetery on the 12th.
disease was grippe and erysipelas. Quite a number of our people attended the funeral. She was a native of East Pike Run township and was well known out on "The Ridge" in her young days as LIZZIE FITZSIMONS. She was a member of
the C. P. church and throughout life maintained that same modest Christian disposition that characterized her younger days. She leaves a husband and four grown up children to mourn the loss of wife and mother.
DIED: March 11, Mrs. Elizabeth CLENDENEN, aged 58 years, of pneumonia. Funeral March 13th at one o'clock p.m. Interment at Van Voorhis cemetery (near Monongahela).
One more obituary notice from Chartiers ----- Siftings:
Elizabeth CLENDENNING, whose death had occurred on Thursday, March 11th, in the 56th year of her age. Mrs. Clendenning was born in this country, and had lived nearly all her life in the vicinity of Monongahela City, where she was
esteemed for her Christian character and many virtues. She was known to many of our people through visits to the family of her son.
CLENDANIEL, Sampless (Submitted by Linda
Born 6 August 1832
Died 20 November 1928
Buried 22 November 1928, Van Voorhis Cemetery, Carroll Township, Washington
Sampless Clendaniel's obituary reads as follows:
>From the Monongahela Daily Republican:
"At the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Hagerty, in Fourth Street, Tuesday evening, at 10:45 o'clock, occurred the death of Sampless Clendaniel, one of Monongahela's oldest citizens, in his 97th year.
Mr. Clendaniel, or "Daddy" as he was known to a host of friends, especially young folk, was the son of the late John and Rachael Clendaniel and was born near Fredericktown, PA, August 6th, 1832.
He was a caulker in the various boat yards along the river for many years and taught the trade to many others.
On May 5, 1860, he was united in marriage with Elizabeth Fitzsimmons,
who died March 11, 1897. To this match, five children were born,
three of whom survive. They are one daughter, Mrs. William Hagerty,
of this city, and two
sons, Louis of Donora and William at home. One sister, Mrs. Sarah C. Lenner of Charleroi, 17 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and three great-great- grandchildren also survive.
He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Charleroi.
Funeral services will be held from the Hagerty home in Fourth Street, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will take place in VanVoorhis cemetery."
Lucinda Woodford Curry (Submitted by Ryan
>From the Elizabeth Herald
Lucinda Woodford Curry, widow of the late Marcellus Q. Curry, died at the family residence in Elizabeth Twp., adjoining the northern end of Elizabeth Borough, on Sunday, December 22, 1907, at 10:05 P.M. Mrs. Curry was born in England February 22, 1831, so she was nearly 77 years of age. She came to this country young, and for many years has been a respected resident of this community. She had been ailing since last June, and of late here sufferings were intense. Her death was due to the infirmities of age. She is survived by one brother, Henry Woodford of Davenport Iowa, and a family of grown children. These are Mrs. Kennedy, of Glassport; John Curry, of Dravosburg; Mrs. George Moore, of McKeesport; Mrs. Charles Phillips, of Elizabeth; Lawrence and Minnie at home. Services will be held at the home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and the burial will be at Elizabeth Cemetery.
Elizabeth Herald: July 9 1899
Marcellus Q. Curry died at his home just north of this borough on Tuesday July 4, 1899, aged 71 years. Mr. Curry was born in
Virginia but came to the Monongahela Valley early in life. He learned the trade of carpenter and builder giving special attention
to the framing of heavy structures, such as, railroad trestle, coal tipples, inclines, ect., and was probably the best known man in
that work along the Monongahela for the past forty years, having built a great many of these structures in that time. In the fall of
1859, when Horner & Roberts mine was opened here, he was living at Six Mile Ferry(now Hays), but came here from there
with William Billingsley Sr., and they both engaged on that work, moving their families here and becoming residents of the
place, which both families have since remained. Mr. Curry was married to Miss Lucinda Woodford of Jefferson Twp, who
survives him with eight children namely, Miss Josephine of Philadelphia, Henry of McKees Rocks, John W. of Dravosburg,
Mrs Charles Kennedy of Walton Station, Lawrence of Iowa, Mrs. George Moore of West Elizabeth, Minnie and Callie at
home. Mr Curry was a quiet and unobtrusive man, well informed on matters of the day and a good citizen. His last sickness
dates from a severe attack of grip contracted while building a coal tipple last winter. He was able to be out afterwards, but
other complications ensued, causing a gradual decline. The funeral was Thursday afternoon, burial at Elizabeth.
Alice C. Davis, of the Belle Vernon Apartments,
Belle Vernon, died yesterday at 11.28 p.m. in Mon Valley Hospital.
She was 79.
Mrs. Davis was a member of St. Sebastian's Church, Belle Vernon.
She was preceded in death by her husband James Davis, on Dec. 16, 1970; a son, Charles, in July 1976, and a daughter. Alice Sellaro, in April 1976.
Survivors include three sons, James J. Davis of Belle Vernon R.D. 3, Thomas E Davis of Fayette City and Lawrence R. Davis of Belle Vernon R.D. 1; four daughters Mrs. Marion (Mary) DeRienzo of Fayette City, Mrs. William (Jane) White of Painsville, Ohio, Mrs. John (Geraldine) Nusser of Fairhope, and Mrs. Webster (Nancy) Potridge of Delaware, Ohio; f our brothers, Terrence Dolan of Denbo, John and Joseph Dolan, both of Painsville, and Francis Dolan of Washington, Pa.; three sisters, Mrs. Charles (Jane) Watkins of Brownsvllle, Mrs. Agnes Cross of Washington, Pa., and Mrs. Rita Colvin of Baltimore, Md.; 22 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren
Friends will be received in the Leonard J Parzynski Funeral Home, 635 Broad Ave. Belle Vernon today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 1 to 9 p.m.
> The Valley Independent - November 3, 1980.
James J. "Beans" DAVIS Sr., 76, of 110 Perry Ave., Fairhope, died December 16. Survivors include his widow, Alice; Four sons, Charles B. Davis and Lawrence Davis, both of Belle Vernon, James J. of Belle Vernon R.D. 3 and Thomas E. of Fayette City; Five Daughters, Mrs Louis (Alice) SALLARO, and Mrs John (Geraldine) NUSSER, both of Belle Vernon, Mrs Marion (Mary) DeRIENZO of Fayette City, Mrs. William (Jane) WHITE of New Madison, Ohio and Mrs. Webster (Nancy) Patridge of Washington Court House, Ohio; two brothers, George Davis of Monongahela, and Rudolph Eversburg of Belle Vernon; 22 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Service were held Dec 19 with burial in the Belle Vernon Cemetery.
Obituary - Valley Independent, December 24, 1970
Born 30 October 1886, Greengate, North Malton, Yorkshire, England
Died 6 April 1951, Victory Hill, Carroll Twp, Washington County, Pennsylvania
Buried 8 April 1951, Monongahela Cemetery, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
Victory Hill Woman Dies
Mrs. Fannie Day, widow of John Day, resident of area 40 years.
Mrs. Fannie Day, 64, wife of the late John Day of
Victory Hill, died this morning at 5:25 o'clock in Monongahela Memorial
Hospital where she had been a patient since March 13; her illness had extended
over a period of about six
A resident of Victory Hill for 40 years, Mrs. Day (nee Sawkill) was born in England on October 30, 1886. Mr. Day's death occurred in December 1937.
Surviving are two daughters -- Elizabeth, wife of James Baxter of Victory Hill, and Violet, wife of Peter Szedon of Lock Four; eight sons - John and Harold of Monongahela, Thomas of Detroit, Mich., Louis, Eden, William, Isaac
and James, all of Victory Hill; 16 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Richard Tomlinson of Victory Hill.
Friends are being received at the home of her son William in Victory Hill where funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at two o'clock. Officiating will be the Reverend George D. Massay, minister of the First Christian Church of Monongahela. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
ISAAC DAY DIES; FORMER AREA RESIDENT.
Isaac Day of Cleveland, Ohio, former area resident, died suddenly at his home at 12:45 p.m., Monday, September 9, 1963, at the age of 55.
Mr. Day was born at Victory Hill, January 18, 1908, and lived in this vicinity until 15 years ago, when he removed to Cleveland. He was employed as a mill worker.
Survivors include two sons, Larry of Victory Hill and Ralph of Mansville, New Jersey; six brothers, John of New Eagle, Louis, James, and William, all of Victory Hill; Harold of Monongahela; and Thomas of Detroit, Michigan; two sisters, Mrs. James (Elizabeth) Baxter of Victory Hill and Mrs. Peter (Violet) Szedon of Ginger Hill.
Friends will be received at Bebout and Yohe Company Funeral Home, 300 Second Street, Monongahela.
Emily Tustin Dawson, 78, of Valley Inn, died Monday,
August 15, 1994, in the Presbyterian Senior Care Home, Washington, Pa.
Born December 2, 1915, in Donora, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Christina Laughland.
Mrs. Dawson was a clerk for 16 years with the former G.C. Murphy Company in Donora.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Albert D. Tustin; three sisters, Agnes Eckert, Christine Wazny and Ann Wazny; a brother, James Laughland; and a great-granddaughter, Ashley Rodino.
Surviving are her husband, Wilfred Dawson; a son, James Tustin of Monongahela; a daughter and son-in-law, Dorthea and Ralph Greco of Carroll Township; a stepdaughter and son-in-law, Donna and Robert Moody of Fallowfield Township; three sisters, Jean Rodriguez of Canonsburg and Margaret Delso and Elizabeth Delso, both of Monongahela; three grandchildren, Perri Greco, Anthony Greco and Jill Rodino; five step-grandchildren, Douglas, Janice, Darrell, Robert and Christopher Moody; four great-grandchildren, Dominic, Antonio, and Nicole Greco and Robert Rodino, Jr.; and four step-great-grandchildren, Devon, Angela, Victoria and Jared Moody.
Friends will be received Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Anthony L. Massafra Funeral Home, 40 Second Street Extension, Carroll Township/Donora.
>From The Observer Reporter, Washington PA, July 1, 1986:
William Day, 75, of Victory Hill, Monongahela, R.D.4, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, June 29, 1986, in Mon Valley Hospital..
Born March 10, 1911, in Victory Hill, he was the son of John and Fannie Sawkill Day.
A lifelong resident of Victory Hill, he was a member of the First Christian Church, Monongahela. Mr. Day was retired from the former Donora Works of the United States Steel Corp.
He is survived by his wife, Ida Mae Dawson Day; a daughter, Linda Vourlogianes of California state; a son, William Day of Charlottesville, Va; a sister, Elizabeth Baxter of Victory Hill; two brothers, Louis Day of Victory Hill and Harold Day of North Charleroi; and two grandchildren, Mark and Heather Day.
John Day, aged 65 years, died at his home at Victory Hill, Carroll township, last evening, December 16, 1937, at 8:45 o'clock.
A native of England, born there at Seaton Delaval, May 1872, Mr. Day came to this country in 1892 and has since resided in this vicinity where he was very well known.
Surviving are his wife, Fannie Sawkill Day; eight sons, John, Louis, Isaac, Eden, William, Harold, James, and Thomas, all of Detroit, Michigan; two daughters, Elizabeth and Violet; seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held from the late home at Victory Hill, Monday afternoon, December 20, 1937, at two o'clock, with the Rev. Paul Andree, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene, officiating. Interment will be held in the Monongahela Cemetery.
(NOTE: Residence of sons as listed is incorrect. Only Thomas lived
in Detroit. The other seven sons lived in Monongahela or Victory Hill.
Also birth certificate lists his date of birth as 1870, not 1872.)
Griffith P. DONALDSON- Age 55 years, of Cardale but formerly
of Brownsville, died at 11:45 o'clock Monday night, June 17 , 1935, in
a Pittsburgh hospital following a lingering illness.
He is survived by his widow Mrs. Minnie Rose Donaldson ;a daughter Mrs. Paul Brown , Bradford ; a son, James Donaldson, Terre Haute, Ind., two step daughters, Mrs. Henry Meese, Brownsville Township; Mrs. Harry Hogsett, Luzerne Township: one granddaughter and two step granddaughters. A brother Hames (James) N. DONALDSON, Allenport; a two sisters , Mrs. Andrew Bauer and Miss Maude DONALDSON of Monaca. Burial in Redstone Cemetery
Publication name and
date unknown, but probably was a Fayette County newspaper.
Doyle, Jennie M. (LYNCH) of 1001 Neel Street, West Homestead, beloved mother of Mrs. Jean Kartalia, also six grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Friends received at the George I. Green Funeral Home, 3511 Main Street, Munhall. Requium High Mass in St. Mary's Church, Homestead on Friday at 9:30 a.m.
Source: Pittsburgh Press, February 12, 1964, page 55 and Pittsburgh Press, February 13, 1964, page 52
EICHER, Mrs. Philomena (Submitted by Mary Fey)
Mrs. Philomena Eicker, 70, of Boston Hollow road, died at her home this
morning. She was born in Allegheny County and
had resided in this district for 43 years. She was a member of St. Mary's R.C. Church. The body will remain at her late home
until Wednesday when, at 9 a.m., services are to be conducted at St. Mary's church by the Rev. W. C. Fromme. Interment
will follow at Wendelein Cemetery, Pittsburgh.
She is survived by two sons, L. W. and F. J. Eicker; a daughter, Mrs. Loretta Keddie; two brothers, William Bickar of Boston
and John Bickar of Duquesne, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Baur, Annheim, Cal. She was the widow of George Eicker and a
daughter of Peter and Barbara Snyder-Bickar.
Source: McKeesport Daily News, September 26, 1932, Page 13
EICKER, Lawrence W. (Submitted by Mary Fey)
Lawrence W. Eicker, 73, died at 7:10 a.m. today in
his home, Route 48, Boston. Born Dec. 3, 1887, in Carrick, he was
son of the late George and Philomena Bikar Eicker. A resident of the area most of his life, he was a florist and a member of St.
Denis Roman Catholic Church, Versailles, and its Holy Name Society.
He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Loretta Keddie of Boston.
Beginning at 7 p.m. today, friends will be received at Hunter-Edmundson-Striffler Funeral Home. A requiem high mass is
scheduled to take place Wednesday at 9 a.m. in St. Denis Church with the Rev. George Fey of Dodge, N.D., and the Rev.
Albert Fey of Mystic, Iowa, both cousins of Mr. Eicker, officiating. Burial will followi in St. Mary's German Cemetery.
Source: McKeesport Daily News, August 28, 1961, page 14
Amelia Walton Ferree (Submitted by Nancy
Amelia Walton Ferree of 8101 Camino Real, Miami, Fla., formerly of Charleroi, died yesterday in Florida.
She was born in Dunbar, daughter of the late William and Martha Makepeace Walton, and was a member of the United Methodist Church of Charleroi.
Mrs. Ferree had worked at the former District 13 United Steelworkers of America office in Charleroi.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Ferree.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Worth (Nancy) Johnson of Miami, Fla. and Mrs. Joseph (Shirley) Lewis of Armonk, N.Y.; one brother, Albert Walton of Belle Vernon; one sister, Mrs. John (Dorothy) Nicholson of Fayette City, and five grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Harold L. Schrock Funeral Home, Charleroi.
>Source: Charleroi Mail 05/74 (Date of Death: May 6, 1974)
*Submitters note: Mary,'s correct name is Margaret, and Elizabeth's
last name is Blythe.
George B. Ferree Jr., 74 of 201 Watt
Street, Monongahela, died Wednesday, May 28, 1986 in South Hills Convalescent
Born June 4, 1911 in Charleroi, he was a son of George B. and Edith Stewart Ferree.
He was a retired Maintenance Supervisor in Ringgold School District, a veteran of W.W.II and attained the rank of Staff Sargeant with the United States Air Force.
He is survived by his wife Naomi Johnson Ferree
Funeral services are private.
(Source: Local Newspaper 05/86)
Mrs. Caroline Rodgers-Fey, 68 years old, died this morning about 1 o'clock
at her home, 33 Erwin Street, Duquesne. She
was ailing over the past two years and was serious the past nine days, when pneumonia developed. Mrs Fey was born in
Dravosburg on January 8, 1864, and was the widow of Nicholas Fey who died in 191?. She was a resident of Duquesne since
1890 and had lived practically all her life in this district. She was a member of the Holy Name R.C. Church, Duquesne.
She is survived by six children, John and Henry Fey, of Duquesne; Charles Fey of Homestead; Mrs. Clara Trainor of this city
and William and Albert Fey, at home; and by the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Marie Rushe, of Lincoln Place; Mrs. John
Jackson, of Ashtabula, Ohio, and Samuel Rodgers, of Homestead.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning in the Holy Name R.C. Church, Duquesne, in charge of the pastor, Rev. David
J. Walsh. Burial will be at the Holy Name Cemetery, Duquesne.
Source: McKeesport Daily News, May 7, 1932, Page 15
Funeral services for Mrs. Caroline Rodgers-Fey, 68, of 33 Erwin Street,
Duquesne, who died Saturday morning, will be held
tomorrow morning in the Holy Name R.C. Church, Duquesne. In addition to those previously mentioned, 19 grandchildren and
five great grandchildren, survive.
Source: McKeesport Daily News, May 9, 1932, Page 15
MONONGAHELA - Anna Mary Coughenour Fine, 68, of RD 3, Monongahela, died
at 5:30 a.m. this morning, July 14, 1978, in the Monongahela Division of
the Mon Valley Hospital Inc. Born Dec. 1, 1909 in Forward Township, she
was the daughter of the late Leroy and Rosetta May Beeding Coughenour.
Mrs. Fine is survived by her husband of 51 years, John H. Fine Jr.; daughters Erma May Harbaugh of Belle Vernon, Betty R. Schwindling of Gibson, Sarah E. Campbell of Bethel Park and Wilda L. Klotz of Glassport; sons Clarence W. Fine of Forward Township, Kenneth L. Fine of Whittsett, and Donald E. Fine of Belle Vernon; one brother, Willard
Coughenour of Forward Township sisters, Ethel Yuhas of Belle Vernon, Wilda Taylor of Clairton, Leona Gleason of Fairless Hills and Betty Ekitis of Gary, Ind.; 32 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at the Frank R. Blazek Funeral Home, 3rd and Plum Sts., Elizabeth, after 2 p.m. Saturday, July 15.
Lock No. 3 Aug.17-Mrs. Caroline Fine died at her home near this place Tuesday morning. Funeral Wednesday, 2 p.m.
Conrad H. Fine, 83, of RD1, Monongahela, Pa., died in Monongahela Memorial
Hospital at 10 a.m., Sunday, December 13, 1970. Born in Irwin, Pa., on
January 8, 1887, he was a son of the late Phillip and Anna Greenwald Fine.
Mr. Fine was a retired coal miner and member of the Riverhill Christian
Survivors include his wife, Clara Mae Smith Fine, at home; three sons, Harold, Raymond and Russell, all of RD1, Monongahela; and four daughters, Mrs. Minnie Anthony of RD3, Elizabeth, Mrs. Hazel Staffen of RD1, Monongahela, Mrs. Myrtle Marchich of Finleyville, and Mrs. Mabel Washko of San Diego, Cal.
Friends are being received at the Frank R. Blazek Funeral Home, Third and Plum Streets, Elizabeth, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, December 14.
MONONGAHELA - George Dewey Fine, 80, of R.D. 3, Monongahela, died Wednesday,
July 12, 1978, in the Monongahela Division of the Mon Valley Hospital,
He was born in Lovedale Hollow on April 25, 1898, a son of the late Phillip and Annie Greenwalt Fine. Mr. Fine was a carpenter and was retired from U. S. Steel Clairton Works.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Gertrude Behanna Fine; three daughters, Lena Parsons and Ruth Hillman, both of Monongahela, and Thelma Hric of Elizabeth; four sons, George of Plattsmouth, Nev., David
of Monesson, Dewey of Papillion, Neb., and Marvin at home. 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the Frank R. Blazek Funeral Home, Third and Plum streets, Elizabeth, after 2 p.m. Thursday.
Harry Fine Dies Suddenly at Twp. Home
Harry Fine of River Hill Road, Monongahela, RD 1, died suddenly at his home Friday, January 28, 1966. He apparently suffered a stroke and was found seated in a chair, by a brother, George Dewey Fine, at 11:30 a.m. A son of the late Philip and Anna Greenawalt Fine, he was born at Elizabeth, September 25, 1899, and was 66 years of age at his death. He was a retired coal miner, having worked for Williams Coal Company in Pangburn Hollow. Mr. Fine never married. He is survived by three brothers, Conrad, William and George Dewey Fine, all of Monongahela, and one sister, Mrs. Bessie McCorkle of Elizabeth.
Friends are being received at the Walter J. Bierman Funeral Home, Third and Plum Streets, Elizabeth.
John H. Fine, 72, of Forward Township, Monongahela, R.D. 1, died Saturday
morning at 3:55 o'clock in the Monongahela Memorial Hospital.
A coal miner, Fine was born in Jefferson Township on April 7, 1878 and was a member of the Elizabeth lodge of the Loyal Order of Moose, and the United Mine Workers.
He is survived by two sons, John, Jr., of Monongahela R.D.1 and William G., at home; three daughters, Mrs. Hannah Munger of Monongahela, R.D.1, Mrs. John Stevenson of this city and Mrs. Mary Munger, also of this city; three sisters, Mrs. Mollie Fine of Monongahela, R.D.1, Mrs. Annie McCorkle of Elizabeth, R.D.2 and Mrs. Bessie McCorkle of Elizabeth;
six brothers, Philip, Conrad, William, Fred, Dewey and Harry, all of Monongahela R.D.1; 23 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. today from the Cox Funeral Home in Elizabeth by the Rev. Edgar F. Lawrence, interment took place afterwards in Elizabeth Cemetery.
William H. Fine, 83, of Pangburn Hollow, Forward Township, died suddenly
Tuesday, May 16, 1972, at 9:20 a.m. in the home of a daughter, Mrs. George
Ashcraft of 905 Marion St., New Eagle. He was born March 16, 1889, the
son of Phillip and Ann Greenwalt Fine, and lived in this area all his life.
Mr. Fine was a retired coal miner from Williams Coal Co., Elizabeth, Pa., He was a member of Presbyterian Church of Donora, UMWA Local 2244.
Surviving are seven sons, James and William, both of Monongahela RD 3, Wayne and Jack of Monongahela, Floyd of California State, Robert of Wilson and Ronald of Elizabeth; five daughters, Mrs. Mildred Miller and Mrs. George (Marsha) Ashcraft, both of New Eagle, Mrs. Edwin (Eldora) Tepe of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mrs. John (Alice Faye) Gedekoh of
Monongahela, RD 3, Mrs. Earl (Darlene) Waddell of Cleveland, Ohio; 58 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren; one brother, George Fine of Pangburn Hollow.
A son Arthur, died in 1951.
Friends will be received at the L. M. Frye Funeral Home after 12 Noon Wednesday, at 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela, Pa.
Donald Fransko (Submitted by Debbi
The Daily Herald - Monongahela, PA
Friday July 14, 1978
Elizabeth Twp.-Donald Fransko, 43, of 307 Meadow Dr., Elizabeth Township,
died Wednesday, July 12, 1978 in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh.
He was born in Gallatin on November 18, 1934, son of the late Andrew and Mary Slata Fransko. He was a lifelong resident of the area. Mr. Fransko was a biology teacher and golf coach at Schenley High School, Pittsburgh. He was graduated from California State College with high honors in 1956 and received his master's degree at the University of Pittsburgh in
1957; he was a former teacher in the Elizabeth-Forward Junior High School.
He was a member of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church in Elizabeth and was past-president of the Central Lyons Club in Elizabeth Township, a member of the Youghiogheny Country Club, the Gallatin Soccer Club, the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers and was past-president of the Traveling Men's Club at California State College.
Mr. Fransko is survived by his wife, Jean Monturo Fransko; a daughter, Madeline, at home; sister, Mrs. Marie Appolonia of Monongahela; and a number of aunts and uncles. Friends will be received in the Paul F. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 Second
St., Elizabeth, beginning Thursday at 7 p.m.
Andrew Galek, 74, of Marne Avenue, Monongahela, died Friday, July 21, 1989 at 1:04 a.m. in Englewood Community Hospital, Englewood, Fla.
Born Oct. 21, 1914 in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of the late Andrew and Susan Galek.
Mr. Galek was a member of Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church, Monongahela.
He had been a welder for Textron Industries, and was a part time professional golfer at Rolling Green.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Nuzzo Galek; one son, James Galek of Port Charlotte, Fla.; one daughter, Mrs. James (Philomena) Patterson of Lower Burrell; and three grandchildren.
Friends will be received Sunday and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Philip L. DeRienzo Funeral Home Inc., 216 Chess St., Monongahela.
> The Valley Independent - July 22, 1989.
DUNLEVY SOLDIER DIES IN HOSPITAL AT WASHINGTON
Corporal Gargon, Overseas Six Months, Succumbs toIllness
Corporal Frank GARGON, aged 20, of Dunlevy, died in the Walter Reed hospital, at Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, August 22, 1944, at 10:43 p.m., after a serious illness of seven weeks.
He was inducted into the armed service on March 6, 1943, and had his basic training at Kearney, Neb. He left for overseas duty sometime in January last, and had been serving there for six months, somewhere in England.
He was attached to the medical Air EvacuationTransportation Squadron of the Ninth Air Force. He participated in the invasion on D-Day, evacuating wounded soldiers from France to England. He was returned to the U.S. for hospitalization when he became ill.
He was well liked by his fellow civilian friends as well as by his soldier friends and officers.
His remains have been returned to Dunlevy from Washington, D.C. Funeral services have already been announced for Monday.
He was born March 24, 1924, and leaves his mother, Josephine GARGON; five brothers, Thomas of Belle Vernon; Carmen of Dunlevy; Anthony, of Charleroi; Russell and Jack of Connecticut; and three sisters, Cherrie, of Dunlevy, and Rose and Jennie of South Norwalk, Conn.
(Picture of Corporal Frank Gargon accompanies obituary.)
>From The Charleroi Mail Saturday, August 26, 1944 Page 1
Mary R. Gavaghan-Dawson, 77 of Main Street, Monongahela, died Monday,
13, 1998, in Mon Valley Hospital.
She was born February 24, 1921, in Carroll Township, a daughter of the
James C. and Martha Belle Baxter Cowan.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ, Sixth and Lincoln Streets,
Monongahela. She was retired from Mayview Hospital with 17 years of service.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, James P. Gavaghan, on
Survivors include her husband, Wilfred C. Dawson, whom she married July
1996; two daughters and sons-in-law, Coleen and Ronald Christy of Warren, and
Mary Jane and Frank Sutts of Finleyville; one son and daughter-in-law, James
and Susan Gavaghan of Carroll Township; eight grandchildren; seven
step-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 13 step-great-great
grandchildren; one step-daughter and stepson in-law, Donna and Robert Moody
of Fallowfield Township; and two sisters, Margaret Johnson and Dorothy
Schaffer, both of Monongahela.
In addition to her parents and her first husband, she was preceded in
by three brothers, Lloyd, Ralph, and Ellis (Windy) Cowan; four sisters,
Amanda Byers, Martha Belle Seighman, Ruth Kirschner and Harriett Byers; one
granddaughter, Rebecca Gavaghan; and one grandson, Jeffrey Charlton.
Friends will be received Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the L.M. Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held Thursday with Elder Richard Scaglione officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Carooll Township.
Hazel Grimes, 71, of 711 Lewis Ave.,
Speers Hill, Charleroi, and formerly of Uniontown R.D. 3, died Saturday
at 7:30 p.m. in Charleroi Division of Mon Valley Hospital.
She was born Jan. 28 ,1904 .in Uniontown.
Miss Grimes was a member of the Speers Hospital and Community Club.
Surviving are one, stepbrother, Frank Rice of Aliquippa and several cousins, including Mrs. Sara Sutherland of Speers Hill.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 tomorrow at the Dearth Funeral Home, New Salem. Burial will be Wednesday at Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown.
> The Valley Independent - December 1, 1975.
James R (Jimmy) Hamilton (Submitted by Eva
LOCAL SOLDIER DIES IN FRENCH BATTLE ACTION
Word is Received of Death Of PFC. James Hamilton of Charleroi
Word was received last night by Mrs. Evelyn
R. HAMILTON, of 103 McKean Avenue, of the death in action
of her husband, Private First Class James R. HAMILTON, aged 36 years. His death occurred on August 17.
The message received here follows:
The Secretary of War desires me toPFC. HAMILTON, the son of Carl HAMILTON, of Charleroi, entered the service in February, 1942, and
Express his deep regret that your husband,
Private First Class James R. HAMILTON,
Was killed in action on seventeen August in
France. Letter follows.
The Adjutant General
>From The Charleroi Mail Thursday, September 14, 1944 Page 1
Note from submitter: This is the obituary of my uncle. There are
three errors in this obituary.
1. His legal given name was Jimmy, not James.
2. Sheperd is not the correct spelling of this name. It should be Shepherd.
3. A/C James Crow’s legal given name was also Jimmy.
HERTZOG, Harry Edward, Jr. (Submitted by Mary Fey)
Harry Edward "Jack" Hertzog Jr., 80, a retired truck driver, died Tuesday,
April 3, 2001, at Sylvia's Hospice House.
A native of Grindstone, Pa., he moved to Ocala from West Mifflin, Pa., 17 years ago. Mr. Hertzog Jr. was Baptist. He was a
U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Mary E. Hertzog, Ocala; son, Clyde A Hertzog, Finleyville, Pa.; sisters, Minerva Oliver, New
Kensington, Pa., and Erma Carpenter, Quaker City, Ohio; stepsister, Rugh Frenecy, Anaheim, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
Hiers Belleview Funeral Home provided information
Source: Star-Banner, Ocala, Florida, April 6, 2001
Iva K. Higgins, 83, of 513 Fallowfield Ave.,
Charleroi, died today at 3:50 a.m. at the Charleroi Division of Mon
Born April 24, 1892, in Bannen, W. Va., she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Keller Higgins,
Miss Higgins had been a member of First Christian Church of Charleroi.
Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Alma H. Crouch of Charleroi, and one brother, Oliver (Brownie) P. Higgins of Fallowfield Twp.
Friends will be received from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Harold L. Schrock Funeral Home, Charleroi.
The family suggests that contributions be made to the First Christian Church of Charleroi.
> The Valley Independent - December 1, 1975.
Charles F Kennedy (Submitted by Ryan
From the Elizabeth Herald
Charles F. Kennedy died 7 March 1907 at Walton Station. He was born 9 January 1856 in Westmoreland County. Leaves wife, (Mary)Elizabeth, daughter of the late Marcellus Q Curry, and one son (Frank S.) at Glassport. Also one brother and six sisters. Buried (14 March 1907) at Richland Cemetary
Michael (Windy) Kovalak (Submitted by Debbi
The Daily Herald - Monongahela, PA
Wednesday July 12, 1978
Michael (Windy) Kovalak of 740 Thompson Ave., Donora, died Tuesday,
July 11, 1978 at 6:31 p.m., when he was pronounced dead on arrival at the
Charleroi Division of Mon Valley Hospital Inc. He was 64 years of age and
was born Aug. 8, 1913 in Donora. Mr. Kovalak was the son of the late Charles
and Mary Zincar Kovalak. He was a resident of Donora his entire lifetime.
He was retired from the open hearth department of the former U. S. Steel
Donora Works and was a member and a former steward at the Catholic War
Veterans and the American Rusin Political and Beneficial Club; both in
He was a member of St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church in Donora. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by brother Pete in 1974.
His survivors include his wife, Pauline Stawarski Kovalak; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Theresa) Olivio in Monesson, Mrs. Richard (Dorothy) Hannegan of Clairton, and Mrs. Robert (Shirley) Murdock of Donora; four brothers, John Kovalak of Donora, Andrew Kovalak of Monongahela, William and George Kovalak, both of York, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Ralph (Mary) Kurilko of Charleroi and Mrs. Clyde (Helen) Greene of Monesson; also 10 grandchildren.
Friends will be received at the Paul Macik Funeral Home, 546 Thompson Ave., Donora, from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and 2-5 and 7-9 Thursday.
LEASURE, John David (Submitted by Linda
Born 9 November 1897
Died 5 August 1998
Buried 8 August 1998
Obituary from The Valley Independent, August 7, 1998:
"John David Leasure, 100, of Victory Hill, Monongahela, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1998, at The Residence at Hilltop, Carroll Township.
He was born in Lanconing, Md., on Nov. 9, 1897, a son of the late John Daniel and Rose Davenport Leasure.
Mr. Leasure was an engineer for the former Donora Southern Railroad. He was a member of the Gospel Hall, past commander of Monongahela American Legion Post 302, member of James Ford Post 949 American Legion of Carroll Township, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1409 of Black Diamond and Mon Valley Barracks World War I Veterans.
Mr. Leasure was a World Was I veteran, entering the service on July 13, 1917, and served in Co. E 103rd Supply Train of the 28th Division in France. He was discharged from the U.S. Army on May 20, 1919.
He enjoyed his many memberships in veterans organizations and enjoyed participating in many parades.
Mr. Leasure was one of eight children. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Clendaniel Leasure; a daughter, Velma Jean Leasure; and a son, Louis David Leasure.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Arlene L. and Francis J. McCurry of McMurray; four grandchildren, Mrs. Martin (Valerie) Colavincendo of Scott Township, Mrs. Kenneth (Kimberly) Leech of Eighty-Four, Craig McCurry of
Tempe, Ariz., and Scott McCurry of McMurray; and six great-grandchildren, Daniel, Kelly and Christa Colavincendo, Kayla and Kourtney Leech and Andrew McCurry.
Friends will be received in the James A. Rabe Funeral Home Inc., 701 Thompson Ave., Donora, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m."
Reverend Elwood Vandiver officiated; burial at Mon Valley Memorial Park, August 8, 1998. Graveside military rites will be accorded by the Mon Valley Veterans Council Honor Guard. "
MRS. SARAH HAINES LENNER
Mrs. Sarah Haines Lenner, better known as "Aunt Kate," died at her home 1003 Third Street, Charleroi, Sunday. She was 85 years old. A daughter of John and Sarah Clendaniel, she was born at Elizabeth and has resided in Charleroi
since 1900 and was well known throughout the community. She was a member of the First Christian church at Charleroi and a member of Starkweather Circle No. 173, of the ladies of the G.A.R. of Monongahela PA.
Mrs. Lenner leaves her grand-daughter, Mrs. John Yunits (Sarah Haines Yunits), and a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. W. M. Hagerty of Fourth Street is a niece. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m., in charge of the Rev. Byron Maham, of the First Christian church. Interment will be in the Howe Cemetery.
>Source: Fayette City Journal, 10/37
(Submitter’s note: She died March 23, 1927. She was nearly blind and this is what caused the accident.)
Obituary, “Roscoe Ledger”
“Died From Food Poisoning”
“Mr. Mann and family stricken as result of mistake in cooking.”
Minnita Mann, 58 years old, died Wednesday
afternoon at 3 o’clock at her home in Elco. Others became seriously
ill as a result of Mrs. Mann having made a mistake and used Sodium Chloride,
a roach exterminator, in place of baking powder. The others who became
ill after eating were Ira Mann, husband of the deceased, Myrtle Underwood,
Anna Savage, Alex Malee Jr. and Herbert Barton Jr.
Tuesday evening Mrs. Mann had prepared chicken and noodles and mistakenly put the poison in the ingredients instead of baking powder. All became ill at the table. Dr. L.G. Lutz was summoned and all but Mrs. Mann were able to throw of the poison. She lingered until the following day, and because of a weakened condition of her heart, was unable to respond to treatment.
Mrs. Mann was married twice, her first husband, William Yohe, having died about 25 years ago. Two children were born to her first marriage. About 17 years ago she married Ira Mann.
She is survived by her husband and two children. Mrs. Ethel Malee, of Robinson, Pa., and Mrs. Myrtle Barton of Elco. Three brothers and five sisters also survive. They are: Mrs. C.W. (Effie) Core of Charleroi, Mrs. Charles (Margaret) Stewart of Connellsville, Mrs. Catherine Henry of Greensburg, Mrs. Grace Cook of Morgantown, W.Va., Mrs. Beatrice Hauhn of Fairmont, W.Va., John Robertson of Fairmont, W. Va., Edward Robertson of Wheeling, W. Va., and (George) Oliver Robertson of Madison, Pa.
Funeral services will be held from Roscoe M.E. Church Saturday at 2 P.M. and internment will be at Howe Cemetery.
Charles Huston Marshall (Submitted by Nancy Ferree Johnson)
Charles Huston Marshall, 55, of Ambridge,
formerly of Monongahela, died near Buffalo, New York, while on vacation
July 18, at midnight.
He was born in Monongahela and spent most of his life there. He was employed at the Allenport Mill for several years.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mattie Brightwell Marshall, one son Charles, Jr. at home, four daughters, Ruth and Sara Margaret at home, Mrs. Terry Moore, of Lima, Ohio, Mrs. Henry Hill of Rochester, Pa., five brothers, Earl of Fayette City, Roy of New Eagle, Howard of Ambridge, Thomas of Aliquippa, and Robert of Brooklyn, New York and seven grandchildren.
Friends were received at an Ambridge Funeral Home, where services were held at 11 o'clock Saturday morning, after which the body was brought to the Monongahela Cemetery for interment, where another service was held at the graveside.
(Source: Fayette City Journal Friday, July 28, 1950)
Pearl B. McCallister of 422 Rear McKean Ave., Donora, died yesterday
in Charleroi-Monesson Hospital following a lingering illness. Daughter
of Joseph and Jane Wright, Mrs. McCallister was born June 22, 1901, in
West Virginia. She was 69 at the time of her death. Mrs. McCallister
had been a resident of Donora since 1939. Her husband, the late John J.
McCallister, preceded her in death in January of 1966.
She is survived by a son, Fred Lickert of Pittsburgh; a daughter, Mrs. Eva Phillips of Donora; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Gaudig of Bedford, Pa.; four grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Friends will be received by the family at the Lawson-Rabe Funeral Home, 701 Thompson Ave., Donora, after 7 p.m. today.
Raffaele Nuzzaci (Submitted by Marilyn Prinzing)
NUZZACI-Raffaele(Ralph) 79 of 483 Knox Avenue, Monessen, died January
5, 1962, at 12:51 PM at the Charleroi-Monessen Hospital. Surviving are
his widow, Cosimina Leucci Nuzzaci: five sons, Philip and Sam of Monessen:
Tony, Monongahela, Louis of Los Angeles, Calf., Thomas, Pittsburgh; a daughter,
Mrs. John (Mary) Sassak of Monessen, 11 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren
and a sister in Italy. Friends are being received at the Raymond
D. Dalfonso Funeral Home, 441 Reed Ave., Monessen from 1 to 5 and 7 to
10 PM. Blessing service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 9:30 AM from the
funeral home, with the services of solemn requiem high mass to follow at
10 AM from St. Cajetan R.C. Church, Monessen. The Rev. Nunzio Pirulli
officiate. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery. Raymond D. Dalfonso, funeral director.
>From the Monessen Valley Independent 1962
Mike P. Povrzanich, 77, of 210 Frederick St.,
Belle Vernon, died Saturday July 22, 1989, at 3:20 a.m. in Mon Valley Hospital.
Born Jan. 1, 1912, in Monessen, he was the son of the late Paul and Frances Povrzanich.
Mr. Povrzanich was a lifelong resident of the Mon Valley Area.
A retired coal miner and steelworker, he was a member of UMWA Local 9873. He was also a member of St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church, Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge 194, S.N.P.J. Lodge 505 and the Croatian Club, all of Monessen.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Rose Povrzanich, and a stepbrother, Frank Horvath.
Surviving are his wife, Goldie; two sons, George and Peter Povrzanich, both of Belle Vernon; two grandchildren, Nadine Davis and Gregory Povrzanich, both of Fayette City; four great grandchildren, Michelle, Tommy, Mary and Michael; and three sisters, Mary Gomeric and Ann Bradarich, both of Yugoslavia, and Dorothy Povrzanich of Canada.
Friends will be received Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Robert A. Billick Funeral Home Inc., Grand Boulevard and Marion Avenue, Monessen.
> The Valley Independent - July 22, 1989.
Robert E. Sable (Submitted by Eva Dayle Zippay)
LOCAL MARINE IS KILLED IN SOUTH PACIFIC
Mrs. Victoria A. SABLE, 613 First Street, Informed Of Death Of Son Robert
Another gold star was added to Charleroi’s roll of war heroes today.
Mrs. Victoria A. SABLE, 613 First street, was informed by Lt. Gen. A.A. VANDEGRIFT, commandant of
the United States Marine Corps, that her son, Pfc. Robert E. SABLE, 19, was killed in action “in the performance of his duty and service of his country.”
Mrs. SABLE was cautioned not to disclose her son’s last duty station in the official notification. She did reveal however that he was in the South Pacific.
Temporary burial took place in the locality of his death and further information was not disclosed due to the extreme import of his station.
Robert was born in Charleroi and attended Charleroi high school. He worked in the Charleroi plant of Corning Glass Works and has been in the Marines eleven months. He had been overseas three months. Two brothers, William and Andrew, also survive.
>From the Charleroi Mail Saturday, October 14, 1944 Page 1
Anna Paluv Sabol, 89, Of 247 Linden Ave., Monessen, died Saturday
at 9:20 p.m. at the home
of a daughter, Mrs. Osmo (Helen) Larmi of 1224 Nash Ave., Monessen, following a lingering illness.
Born Nov. 10, 1886, in Austria, she had resided in Monessen most of her life.
Mrs. Sabo1, was a member of the Most Holy Name R. C. Church and Christian Mothers of
Monessen and the Zinene Lodge.
She was in death by her husband, Joseph, on Nov. 11, 1944
Surviving, in addition to Mrs. Larmi, are eight daughters, Mrs. Bruno (Mary) Mori, Mrs.
Marcus (Margaret) Gutierez and Mrs. Quentin (Elizabeth) Szymanski, all of Belle Vernon, Mrs.
Katheran Ostrzycki of Charleroi, Mrs. Joseph (Susan) Hydo of Farmingdale, Long Island, N.Y., Mrs.
George (Mildred) Sekara of Patterson, N.J., Mrs. Sherman (Theresa) Koons of Webster, and Mrs.
Raymond (Irene) Baker of West Newton; one son, John J. Sabol of Monessen; 22 grandchildren ad four
Friends are being received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and tomorrow at the Stephen D.
Yoney Jr. Funeral Home, Monessen.
> The Valley Independent - December 1, 1975.
Mrs. Carlotta Dunlop Sloterbeck, wife
of William Sloterbeck, passed away at her home, Connellsville Street at
1:15 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, April 15th., 1936, at the age of 56 years,
2 months and 22 days. She had been ill for the past eight weeks.
Funeral services will be conducted in the residence Friday evening at 8 o'clock and will be in charge of Rev. Clifford D. Buell, pastor of the Fayette City Methodist Episcopal Church, of which Mrs. Sloterbeck had been a member for many years. Rev. H.D. Whitfield, a former pastor of the deceased, now located in Sewickley, will participate in the services. Interment will be in the Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, the funeral party leaving the Sloterbeck home at 10 o'clock Saturday morning.
Deceased is survived by her husband, William Sloterbeck; one son, Jay Sloterbeck, and her father, Archibald Dunlop, of Brownsville. Her mother, Margaret Drum Dunlop, died several years ago.
Deceased was born in Coal Valley, January 23, 1880, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Dunlop.
Mrs. Sloterbeck was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and a charter member of Eastern Star Lodge No. 196, Belle Vernon. She was always active in the organizations with which she was affiliated. She served two years under Gifford Pinshot administration as head of the Mothers' Assistance Board for this district and was in charge of the distribution of supplies for relief when the relief work was inaugurated a few years ago.
(Source: Fayette City Journal April 1936)
MONONGAHELA - Rose Stanko, aged sixty-three, of Box 75 of R. D. 1, River Hill, Monongahela, died Saturday, August 5, 1978, at 12:55 a.m. in the Monongahela Division of the Mon Valley Hospital Inc. Mrs. Stanko was born in Manown, Forward Township, on October 11, 1914, a daughter of the late Andrew and Johanna Anthony. She had been a resident of Monongahela most of her life.
She was a member of St. Anthony's Church and its Christian Mothers, Altar and Rosary Society. Mrs. Stanko is survived by her husband, Michael N. Stanko; three daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Helen) Benton of White Oak, Mrs. Robert (Anna) Kanotz of Bethel Park, and Mrs. Allan (Rose) Withers of River Hill; three sons, Eugene of Lynn, Mass., Frank of Powder Spring, Ga., and Jerry of Acworth, Ga.; two brothers, John Anthony of West Newton, and Andrew Anthony of Cleveland, O.; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Stanko of Finleyville, Clara Fine of Kelley Run Road, and Betty Maygar of Butler; and 18 grandchildren.
A Blessing service was scheduled for Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. in the L. M. Frye Funeral Home, 427 W. Main St., Monongahela, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anthony's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Edwin Kaczmarek, pastor, as celebrant. Interment is to follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Andrew Turek, Local Resident, 72, Died Suddenly Saturday
Andrew Turek, aged 72 years, one of Fayette City's
most widely known citizens and a business man
of the borough for many years, died suddenly at his home in Nauvoo Hollow,
Saturday, December 31, 1932, at 3:30 o' clock p.m. Mr. Turek had
complained to his wife Saturday morning of not feeling
very well but made several trips down town
and at 3 o'clock in the afternoon went to the post office
for the mail. Returning to his home he rested in
a lower room for a short time and then went
upstairs to his bedroom where he removed his shoes and
apparently attempted to undress but laid down on the bed
only partly disrobed. Mrs. Turek, feeling anxious about her
husband's condition went to his room and found him very weak.
She at once summoned Dr. B. L. Stollar, but as
the doctor reached the bedside Mr. Turek's
life ebbed away. A heart attack is assigned
as the cause of death, according to the attending physician,
and Deputy Coroner James W. Davidson, who
was summoned to view the remains. A short
service was held at the Turek home Tuesday afternoon,
January 3, at 2:30 o'clock and later in the afternoon an additional
service was held in the Greek Catholic Church in Monessen, with the
Rev. Mr. Morris, of the church officiating.
Interment was in the family burying plot in the Greek Catholic cemetery
Mr. Turek was born December 1,1860, at Buda-pest, Austria-Hungary and came to this country when quite a young man, taking out citizenship papers as soon as eligible. He was married in Charleroi in 1902 to Sophia Shesniak, of that city.
Mr. Turek had been a resident of Fayette City since 1895 and following his marriage, he and his wife took up their residence here and Mr. Turek conducted a grocery and meat market for several years and then he went to Morgantown, W. Va., where he conducted a hotel and restaurant from 1923 to 1926, returning to Fayette City, in 1929 he retired from active work.
Deceased was a graduate of the Budapest Military Academy and a commissioned officer in the Imperial Guards for 16 years.
He leaves to mourn his loss, a widow, Mrs. Sophia Shesniak Turek and the following children: Mrs. Mary Missouri, of Detroit, Mich.: Mrs. Charles A. DeVere, of New York City.: John Turek, Charleroi: Mrs. J. B. Wieshaar, New York City: Michael Turek, Gillespie, George, Theodore, Sophia, Martha, Andrew Jr., Margarite, Alexander and Catherine, all at home: also by one granddaughter, Barbara Ann Turek.
Card of thanks.
We hereby extend our sincere thanks to our friends
and neighbors, for their kindness and sympathy extended the family
during our recent berevement in the loss of the husband
and father of our household; also to those who sent flowers; to those who
so generously tendered the use of their cars, for the funeral and to one-----
Here the page was torn from the paper
Florence Wojciechowski 57, of 629 Sixth
St. Donora, died at her home yesterday at 4:40 p.m.
She was born in Donora on April 28, 1918. daughter of the late Albert and Mary Gorski Wojciechowski and had been a lifelong resident of the community.
She was employed at Corning Glass Works, Charleroi, and was a member of Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church and St. Joseph's Lodge No. 561, both of Donora.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Walter, John and Zigmund, and three sisters, Blanche Sovesky, Caroline and Ann.
Surviving are two brothers, Joseph Wojciechowski and Leo F. Wojciechowski, both of Donora, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at the Paul Macik Funeral Home, Donora .from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow.
> The Valley Independent - December 1, 1975.
John, (Ivan) Yezerinac of 1215 Knox Ave., Monessen,
died Friday at 10:20 a.m. in Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh.
Born in Yugoslavia, he had resided in Monessen most of his life.
Mr. Yezerinac retired in 1960 from the sheet metal shop at the Monessen Plant of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp.
He was a member of St. Anthony's, of Padua R. C. Church and Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge 194 and a charter member of the Croatian Club, all of Monessen.
Surviving are his widow, Katherine; one son, John C. of Pittsburgh; one daughter, Mrs. Carl (Frances) Likon of Belle Vernon; one brother Charles, in Yugoslavia; one sister Mrs. Anna Novakovich of Monessen and four grandchildren.
> The Valley Independent - December 1, 1975.
Services were held Nov. 22 in Punta Gorda,
Fla. for Edna Yachup Youshack who died Nov. 18.
Mrs. Youshack and her husband operated Dave's Dairy Bar on Broad Ave., North Belle Vernon, before moving to Punta Gorda. In Punta Gorda, they operated the Golden Triangle Motel. They retired from their business in 1974 and resided at 515 West Olympia, Ave.
Surviving in addition to her husband are three sisters, two brothers, and several nephews and nieces; one sister, Mrs. Pearl Bazilwich, formerly lived in Charleroi and now makes her home in Florida.
> The Valley Independent - December 1, 1975.
Yurich...Friends of Katherine Yurich, 85, of 930 McKean Ave., Donora, who died Thursday, July 13, 1978, at her home, will be received in the Paul Macik Funeral Home, 546 Thompson Ave., Donora, from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, where Blessing services will be held Monday, July 17, at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Dominic's R.C.C., Donora, with the Rev. Edward S. Litavec, pastor as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Dominic's Cemetery.
-Note the following is a partial obit from the same date, same paper:
Donora-Mrs. Katherine Yurich, aged 85, of 930 McKean Ave., Donora, died Thursday, July 13, 1978, at her home. She had been ill for the past several years. She was born in Dalmatia, Yugoslavia, on May 12, 1893, the daughter of the late George and Paula Skanadich Matkovich.
MONONGAHELA-Mrs. Josephine Zavarello, 78, of 161 W. Main St., Monongahela, died in Washington Hospital, Washington, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 6, 1978, at 3:45 p.m. Born in Monongahela on April 25, 1900, Mrs. Zavarello was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Monongahela Senior Citizens and The Sons of Italy, all of Monongahela. Her husband, William, died in 1951.
She is survived by a son, William, of Youngstown, O.; a daughter, Mrs. Henrietta Patrick of Monongahela; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are in charge of the Phillip L. DeRienzo Funeral Home, 216 Chess St., Monongahela.
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