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ASSAD, Mrs. Mary
    Mrs. Mary Assad, 78, a former Donora resident, died in her sleep yesterday morning after a long illness at the home of her son, Albert S. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville, where she had resided since the death of her husband, Massod, in 1960.
     Mrs. Assad was born in Barshen, Syria, April 20, 1883, ad came to Donora in 1915.
     Surviving are five sons, Albert of Connellsville; Michael of Eldora; Daniel of San Diego, Calif.; William of Fellsburg and Samuel of Cleveland, Ohio; 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
     Friends are being received at the Richard E. Lawson Funeral Home, Donora.
>The Valley Independent, January 8, 1962.



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BARNA, John G.

John G. BARNA, 69, of Charleroi R.D. 1 died Dec 20 in Charleroi-Monessen Hospital.  Survivors
include his widow, Mrs. Mary ROBERTS Barna, at home; one daughter, Mrs. William (Dorothy)
EVANSKY of Charleroi R. D. 1; two grandchildren; six sisters, Mrs. Emma ZANATH, Mrs. Eleanor
DELANKO and Mrs. Margaret BOLLINGER, all of Aliquippa; Mrs Rose McDOLE of Monaca, Mrs.  - -
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>Valley Independent, Friday, December 24, 1970.



BEDNAR, George

(The following obit was transcribed from a copy where a portion of the page was cut off.  A (*) is added
where information was not available, or could not be determined).

George BEDNAR, Sr., 56 of Perryopolis, died Dec. **.  Surviving are his widow, M***; four sons,
George M. Bednar of Perryopolis, John S. Bednar of Smithton, Charles E Bednar of Emerson, N.J.,
David * Bednar, serving with the U.S. Army in Germany; four brothers, John Bednar of Warren, Ohio,
Edward Bednar of Warren, Pete Bednar of Fayette City, Joseph Bednar of Monessen; three sisters Mrs.
Mary TERINGO of Warren, Ohio, Mrs. Ann PABIN of Warren, Mrs. Helen KOZEL of Warren.
Services were held Dec. 19 with burial in St. Nicholas Church Cemetery, Perryopolis.
>Valley Independent, Friday, December 24, 1970.



BENAMATI, Mrs. Adelaide (VIVIAN)
     Mrs. Adelaide (Vivian) Benamati, 59, of Clarksville R. D. 1, died Saturday at 3 a.m. in Greene County Memorial Hospital, Waynesburg.
     She was born May 31, 1907, in Monessen, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Peter Vivian.
     She was a member of St. Thomas R. C. church of Clarksville, St. Thomas Confraternity of Christian Mothers of Clarksville; Catholic Daughters of America, Carmichaels Court, and Morgan Township Society of Farm Women.
     She is survived by her husband, Frank, two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Frances) PORTIER of Clarksville, Mrs. Kathryn BEDOSKY of Jefferson; and one son, Bernard of Mather; eight grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Helen ORGANTINI, Mrs. Isabel Sanfransisco of Norristown, Pa., Mrs. Emma BONGIORNO of Charleroi of Charleroi, and Mrs. Adeline BATTISTONI of Grand Rapids, Mich., formerly of Mather; two brothers, Albert Vivian and Adolph Vivian of Norristown; and several nieces and nephews.  She was pre-deceased by a brother, Alfred Vivian of Monessen.
     Friends are being received at the late home.
     The Lucas Funeral Home if Jefferson is in charge.
>The Valley Independent, August 16, 1966.



BRACKEMEYER, Edward Jr.

Edward M. BRACKEMEYER Jr., 74, of 2330 Lantana Rd., Lantana, Fla., died Dec 16 in Florida.  he
had been a resident of Donora for 30 years and was once head of the planning department of the former
Donora Works of U. S. Steel Corp.  Survivors include his widow, Clara; two daughters, Mrs. Henry
(Martha) SCHMITT, who is stationed with her husband, Dr. Henry Schmitt at the Air Force Academy in
Colorado and Mrs. Alec (Helen) McCULLOCH of Cleveland and eight grandchildren.  Services were
held Dec. 18 with cremation to follow.
>Valley Independent, Friday, December 24, 1970.



BRADLEY, Charles L.
    Charles L. Bradley, 64 of 321 Market street, Belle Vernon, died March 18, 1959 at 5:45 a. m. at his home.
     He was born in Mt. Morris, Pa., October 13, 1894, and was employed as a watchman for the Pittsburgh Steel Company.  he was a veteran of World War One, and was a member of the American Legion Post of Belle Vernon.
     He is survived by one son, Harold J. Bradley at home, two daughters, Mrs. Carl (Frances) BOLTZE, Belle Vernon, Miss Mabel Bradley at home, two brothers, Guy Bradley of Belle Vernon, and Clarence Bradley of Baltimore, Maryland, two sisters, Mrs. Estella HOWARD of Uniontown and Mrs. Elmer (Olive) Graham of Camp Hill, Pa.
>The Charleroi Mail, Wednesday, March 18, 1959.



BRITT, Mary Gertrude (Submitted by Mike Donaldson)
     Mrs. Mary Gertrude Britt, 66, of 837 Monongahela street, Belle Vernon, died at her home, January 10, 1960, at 9 a.m.
     She was born in West Brownsville, May 21, 1893, and had been a resident of Belle Vernon and vicinity for fifty years.  She was a member of the Brownsville Methodist church.
     She is survived by her husband, Elmer L. Britt, three sons, John of Indianapolis, Indiana, James of Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, and Elmer Jr., of Fairhope, two daughters, Mrs. Clarkson (Emma) BOOK of Belle Vernon, and Mrs. Raymond (Ella Mae) OWENS of Belle Vernon, R. D. 3, eighteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
>The Charleroi Mail, Monday, January 11, 1960.



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CORNELL, Mrs Emma (PATERLINE)

Mrs. Emma CORNELL, 76, of 543 Conrad Ave., North Charleroi, died Dec. 17 at Haven Crest Nursing
Home, Carroll Twp.  Survivors include three daughters, Dora Nina Cornell of North Charleroi, Mrs.
John (Clara) HUSOVITZ of North Charleroi and Mrs. John (Isabell) ANDREWS of Bethel Park; two
brothers, Peter PATERLINE of Smithton and John Paterline of Zeffer Hills, Fla., and two sisters, Mrs.
Mary APPALONI of North Charleroi and Mrs. Lena GAVERMATO of Amsterdam, Ohio.  Services
were held Dec. 18 with burial in Belle Vernon Cemetery.
>Valley Independent, Friday, December 24, 1970.



CORSO, Mrs. Josephine (FERRERE)
 Mrs. Josephine Corso, 74, of 320 Ash St., California, died Wednesday at 11:40 p.m.
 She was born Oct. 21, 1893 in Italy, a daughter of Philip and Anna CASCIO Ferrere, and lived
40 years in California.  She was married to Antonio Corso, who died Nov. 15, 1959.
 She is survived by one son, Philip, of Fairfax, Va.; one daughter, Mrs. Anita COLE, of
Wilmington, Del.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary POLETZ, of Roscoe, and Mrs. Pauline CAPPALONGA, of
Baltimore Md.; six grandchildren and two great - grandchildren.
>The Valley Independent, Friday, November 17, 1967.



COSNER, Mrs. Ciotilda (ABLONDI (?)) (Funeral Notice)
COSNER - Mrs. Ciotilda Ablondi (?) , 68, of 803 Shady Ave., Charleroi, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 1967, about 2:15 p.m. in Charleroi-Monessen Hospital,  Surviving are two sons, Francis of Clearwater, Fla., and Ronald of Tempe, Ariz.; two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Gloria) OSBORNE of Charleroi and Mrs. James (Marie) LUNDY at home; a sister, Mrs. Mabel TINGER of Long Beach, Calif., and two sisters in Italy; twelve grandchildren and one great - grandson.  Friends will be received at the Francis C. Slezak Funeral Home, Charleroi, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. Nov 16 and 17.  requiem high mass will take place in St. Jerome R. C. Church, Charleroi, at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov 18. Interment Calvary Cemetery at Charleroi.  Francis C. Slezak is funeral director.
>The Valley Independent, Friday, November 17, 1967.



COWEN, Floyd W.
OWNER OF ROSCOE LEDGER DIES OF HEART ATTACK
     Floyd W. Cowen, 60, of 333 Lynn St., Roscoe, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home, Saturday afternoon at 3:35 o'clock.
     Mr. Cowen owned and operated The Roscoe Ledger, a newspaper established by his father in 1899.
     He was a member of the Charleroi Lodge 494, B.P.O.E., and the Charleroi Lodge F.O.E., 390.
     He was born in Roscoe, Nov. 20, 1901, the son of Joe T. S. and Lottie Bell Cowen.
     He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Dora NICOLETTO Cowen, who is Roscoe Postmaster, and one son, Joe T. S. Cowen, II, Roscoe.
     Friends will be received at the Eckert Funeral Home, Roscoe, during the hours of 1 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m.
>The Valley Independent, January 8, 1962.



CRESSWELL, Roland D. (Funeral Notice)
CRESSWELL - Roland D., 86, who made his home with his daughter, Mrs. John (Thelma) WAGNER, of 805 Washington Rd., Belle Vernon, died there at 1:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 1967.  Surviving are three sons, Roland of Cleveland, William of Detroit, Mich., Grover of WIlmington, Del.; five daughters, Mrs. Wagner, Mrs. Howard (Maude) EATON of Fort Pierce, Fla., Mrs. Robert (Irene) WHITE of Richeyville, Mrs. Julius (Annabelle) BEARDSLEY of New Castle, Del.,  Mrs. Lillian RICHARDS of Wilmington; two brothers, Samuel of Detroit and Daniel of New Eagle; thirty one grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren.  Friends will be received at the Shelby D. Ferguson Funeral Home, Belle Vernon, after 7 p.m. Nov 17 and until noon Sunday, Nov 18 when the body will be taken to Lynnwood Lutheran Church for service there the same day at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Robert Cova, pastor of the Hope Memorial Lutheran Church at Smithton will officiate. Interment Highland Cemetery at California.  Shelby D. Ferguson is funeral director.
>The Valley Independent, Friday, November 17, 1967.



CROW, David T.  (Submitted by Mike Donaldson)
     David T. Crow of Fallowfield Township, Charleroi R.D. 2, died January 18, 1960 at 10:45 p.m., at his home.
     Mr. Crow was born in Fallowfield Township January 4, 1882, the son of James T. and Mary McMAHAN Crow.  He was a member of the First Christian church of Charleroi, and was a retired farmer and thresherman.
     Preceded in death by his wife, Millie E. WILSON Crow in 1953, and a son, Charles in 1943, he is survived by three sons, Oscar W. Crow at home, Paul F. Crow, Charleroi R.D.  1, Curtis M. Crow, Charleroi R.D. 1, one daughter, Mrs. Louis (Anna Mary) BIGI, Charleroi R. D. 2, one brother, Curtis L. Crow of Tuscon, Arizona, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
>The Charleroi Mail, Tuesday, January 19, 1960.



CROWE, Charles F  (Funeral Notice)
CROWE- Charles F., 69, of 242 Gertrude St., Latrobe, formerly of Monessen, died Wednesday, Jan 4,
1967 at 2:50 p.m. in Latrobe hospital.  Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Kathleen O'TOOLE of Monessen,
and a brother, Thomas of Clearwater, Fla.  Friends will be received after 7 p.m. Jan 5 at the John L.
Kravets Funeral Home, Monessen.  Blessing service there Saturday , Jan 7, at 11 a.m. followed by
requiem high mass in St. Leonards R. C. Church, Monessen, at 11:30 a.m. The Rev. Regis Hickey,
pastor, will officiate.  Interment, Belle Vernon Cemetery.  John L. Kravets, funeral director.
>The Valley Independent, Friday, January 6, 1967



CUNKO, Edward F.

(The following obit was transcribed from a copy where a portion of the page was cut off.  A (*) is added
where information was not available, or could not be determined).

Edward Francis CUNKO, 56 of Fayette City R.D.* (Brownstown) ded Dec 17(?) at the Leech Farm
Veterans Hospital.  Survivors include his widow, Edith WILLIAMS Cunko; two sons, James M of
Fayette City and Edward F Jr. of West Newton; one daughter Mrs. Gary (Ruby) Roley of Fayette City;
two brothers, Michael of Belle Vernon and Paul of Fayette City; four sisters, Mrs. Mary KRLIN of
Arnold City, Mrs. Frances YETSCONICH of Belle Vernon, Mrs Zora QUINBA** of Pittsburgh and Mrs.
C**--- (cut off)
>Valley Independent, Friday, December 24, 1970.


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DALE, Annie H.
    Mrs. Annie H. Dale, 98, of Allenport, died at her home, March 17, 1959, at 8:30 p. m., following a lengthy illness.
     Mrs. Dale was a resident of this area for many years, and was a member of the First Methodist church of Charleroi.
     She is survived by four nieces, Miss Gladys Y. Dale, at home, Mrs. Catherine PROUTY, Miss Winifred BRITTAIN and Miss Hillery Brittain of England, and two nephews, William and Joseph YOXALL, also in England.
     Also surviving are twenty step-grandchildren, thirty-four great grandchildren and twenty-five great great grandchildren.
>The Charleroi Mail, Wednesday, March 18, 1959.



DAWSON, William R. Sr.
    William R. Dawson, Sr., 79, of 128 Jean St., Belle Vernon, died today at 6:31 a.m. in Charleroi-Monessen Hospital.
     Mr. Dawson had lived in Belle Vernon 17 years, coming to Belle Vernon from Monessen.
     He was a conductor for the P. & L. E. Railroad, retiring in 1955.
     Mr. Dawson, who was born at New Salem  Sept. 13, 1887, was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Belle Vernon.
     Surviving are his widow, Margaret MONKS Dawson; three sons, Gerald Lee Dawson of Detroit, Mich., Ralph B. Dawson of Rialto, Calif., William R. Dawson Jr. , staff sergeant with the U.S.  Air Force in Vietnam; two daughters, Mrs. Orlando (Arlene) FOREMAN and Mrs. Frank (Margaret) CAMPBELL of Monessen; a step-son, James R. FURGESON of Belle Vernon; three step-daughters, Mrs. Dorothy ROACH of Willowick, Ohio, Mrs. Theodore (Eunice) HORTON of Camp Hill, Pa., Mrs. Michael (Marilyn) RUSNAK of Belle Vernon; two sisters, Mrs. George HUEY of Belle Vernon and Mrs. Myrtle STEEL of St. Petersburg, Fla.; twenty-six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
     Friends will be received after 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Shelby D. Furgeson Funeral Home, Belle Vernon.
>The Valley Independent, Friday, January 6, 1967



DERESH, Mrs. Mary
    Mrs. Mary Deresh, 315 Oliver avenue, Bentleyville, died Saturday, January 9, 1960 at 6 a. m. in Washington Hospital where she had been a patient for three weeks.
     She was born August 18, 1893, in Poland and was a member of St. Luke Roman Catholic Church, Bentleyville, and Polish Roman Catholic Union of American No. 991.
     Surviving are her husband, John Deresh; two daughters, Eleanor, at home; and Edith, of Pittsburgh; and two sisters, Mrs. Violet SLOAT, of Mentor, Ohio, and Mrs. Sara McFADDEN, of Akron, Ohio.
>The Charleroi Mail, Monday, January 11, 1960.



DONALDSON, Hattie (Submitted by Patty Faieta)
    Mrs. Hattie A. Donaldson of 1002 Garfield St., Roscoe, PA died Monday, October 17, 1983 at 6:30 pm in the Kozy Pine Nursing Home, Coal Center, PA.  She was 95 years old.
    Mrs. Donaldson was born March 1, 1888 in Germany, a daughter of the late Hermann and Elizabeth Rahnke.
    She was Protestant by faith.
    Mrs. Donaldson was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Donaldson in 1955, daughter Beuleh in 1911,  and by a son Robert Donaldson in 1964.
    Surviving is one son, John Donaldson of Roscoe, three daughters, Mrs. George (Irene) Duvall of Roscoe, Mrs. Robert (Marjorie) Garrett of Elco, and Mrs. Robert (Doris) O'Neil of Coal Center; one daughter-in-law Jeanette Donaldson of Charleroi, 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
    Friends will be received at the Howard W. McCrory Funeral Home, Fayette City, and Tuesday from 7 to 9 pm, Wednesday from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm and on Thursday until the hour of services at 11 am in the funeral home.
    Interment will be at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Fayette City, PA.



DONALDSON, Robert  (Submitted by Patty Faieta)
    Robert Donaldson of Good Street, Roscoe, died in the Charleroi-Monessen Hospital, December 14, 1955, at 7:55 a.m.
    Mr. Donaldson was born in Roscoe, July 9, 1886, the son of Peter and Lydia Giles Donaldson.  He was a member of the Dutch Club of Roscoe, and was a retired river pilot for the Jones and Laughlin Company.
    He is survived by his wife Hattie Rahnke Donaldson, two sons, Robert of Perryopolis, John of Roscoe, three daughters, Mrs. George (Irene) Duvall, Roscoe, Mrs. Robert (Marjorie) Garrett, Elco and Mrs. Robert (Doris) O'Neil of Coal Center, two sisters, Miss Lillian Donaldson and Mrs. Lydia Simpson of Roscoe, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
    Interment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Fayette City, Pennsylvania



DUBOY, George
    Services will be held tomorrow for George DUBOY, 78, of House 224, Cresent Heights, who died Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the Akron Nursing Home, Washington, Pa.
     He was born June 26, 1888, in Austria, the son of John and Mary Duboy.  He had resided in Cresent Heights 33 years.
     He was a member of St. Nicholas G. C. Church, Brownsville, and Richeyville Local 1787 of United Mine Workers of America.  he had worked at the Cresent mine.
     Surviving is a niece, Mrs. Ann BANKEY of Cresent Heights, with whom he made his home, a sister, Mrs. Pauline REHULA of Charleroi, and several nieces and nephews.  friends are being received at the Paul A. D'Altorio Funeral Home, California.
>The Valley Independent, Friday, January 6, 1967



DULAC, Michael Sr. (Funeral Notice)
DULAC - Michael Sr., 61, of 846 Crest Ave., Charleroi, died suddenly Sunday, Aug 14, 1966 at 4 a.m. at his residence.  Survivors include: his widow, Victoria MIELCAVK Dulac; one son, Michael Jr., two daughters, Helen BECK at home and Mrs. Leo (Dolores) SPADA of Charleroi; one brother Joseph of Clairton; and four grandchildren.  Friends are being received at the Francis C. Slezak Funeral Home, Third and Fallowfield Ave, Charleroi, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. Requiem High Mass will be sung by the Rev. William Maher on Wednesday, Aug 17, at 10 a.m. in St. Jerome R. C. Church, Charleroi.  Interment will be at St. Clair Cemetery, Clairton.  Francis C. Slezakm funeral director.
>The Valley Independent, August 16, 1966.



DURSH, Stephen
    Stephen Dursh, 88, of 407 Main St., Bentleyville, died at 2:30 a.m. yesterday in Brownsville General Hospital.
     Mr. Dursh was born May, 1873, in Lithuania.  He came to the United States as a young man and was employed at Bethlehem Mines Corp. from 1902 until his retirement a few years ago.
     He was a member of St. Luke's R. C. Church and Polish National Alliance, Bentleyville and UMWA Local 1190, Ellsworth.
     Surviving are his wife, Mary; two daughters, Rosalie, wife of Louis DEMETER, Carroll Twp. and Cecelia, wife of John L. BECK, Bentleyville; three step children, John SALIS, Pittsburgh; Helen, wife of the late Pete STANKOVICH, Bentleyville and Catherine, wife of Dominic ROCCI, Bentleyville; one brother, Benjamin, Coal Cen(ter) --- (cut off)
>The Valley Independent, January 8, 1962.



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ERMLICK, William F.
     William F. Ermlick, Sr., of Stockdale, died yesterday in Charleroi-Monessen Hospital at 6:41 p.m. after a short illness.
     Mr. Ermlick was retired from the Allenport plant of Pittsburgh Steel Co. and was a member of Roscoe Presbyterian Church, Free and Accepted Masons Lodge 417 of East Palestine, Ohio, Consistory of Couldersport, American Legion Post 801 of Roscoe.
     He was a World War veteran.
     Born in Newell, Mr. Ermlick was a son of the late Herman and Emma ENDEMAN Ermlick.
     Surviving are his widow, Mary KING Ermlick,; two sons, Donald of Arlington, Va., and William Jr. of Roscoe; two daughters, Mildred and Betty at home; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Minnie) SCHACH and Mrs. Hennrietta HARRIS, both of Stockdale; five grandchildren.
     Friends are being received at the Ruth Eckert Funeral Home, Roscoe, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
>The Valley Independent, Friday, November 17, 1967.


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GARLICK, Mrs. Ida M. (JENKINS) (Submitted by Marilyn Prinzig)
     Mrs. Ida M. Garlick of 106 Lookout Ave., Charleroi, died yesterday at 2:30 p.m. in the Ankrom Nursing Home at Washington, Pa.
     Mrs. Garlick was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Charleroi.
     Born in Elizabeth, she was the daughter of the late John and Sarah ANDERSON Jenkins.
     Her husband, Walter G. died in 1937.
     Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
     Friends are being received at the Harold L. Schrock Funeral Home, Charleroi, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m.
>The Valley Independent, Friday, November 17, 1967.



GNIP, Albert J.
     Funeral services for Albert J. Gnip Sr., 94, of 941 McMahon Ave., Monessen, who died on Friday at 5:50 p.m. were held this morning.
     Survivors include three sons, John of Donora, Albert Jr. of Monessen and Joseph of Pricedale; two daughters, Mrs. Michael (Helen) POCATKO if Geneva, Ohio; Mrs Gizella SEPESI if San Bernadino, Calif.l 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
     Blessing services were held from the Raymond D. Dalfonso Funeral Home, Monessen, at 9 a.m. in charge of the Rev. Joseph Gajdosik, pastor of Most Holy Name of Jesus R. C. Church, Monessen.  Interment took place in Grandview Cemetery.
>The Valley Independent, January 8, 1962.



GOLLICK, Drusilla   (Submitted by Patty Faieta)
    Mrs. Drusilla Gollick, 91, formerly of Roscoe, died at the home of her daughter, Ella Pomerson, Sandusky, Ohio, October 25, 1952 at 1:10 a.m.
    Mrs. Gollick was born December 16, 1860, in Fayette City, the daughter of Jeremiah and Emmaline Logan Abbott.
    She is survived by two sons, William of Dearborn, Michigan, Howard of Charleroi, R. D. #1, four daughters, Mrs. Clementine Stark, Roscoe, Mrs. Ella Pomerson, Sandusky, Ohio, Mrs. Bertha O'Neil, Coal Center, R. D. #1, and Mrs. Emma McCusker of Charleroi, one brother, Jerry Abbott of Cleveland, Ohio, two sisters, Mrs. Ida Wright, Granville, Mrs. Mattie Brewer, Lowber, thirty grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, sixty great-grandchildren and sixteen great-great-grandchildren.



GREGG, Mrs. Frances (WATKINS)
     Mrs. Frances Mae Gregg, 54, of 331 Phillips St., Speers, died yesterday at 7:25 p.m. in Charleroi-Monessen Hospital.
     Born in Fallowfield Twp., Jan. 23, 1913, she was a daughter of the late Daniel B. and Ollie L WINNETT Watkins.
     Mrs. Gregg was a member of the Church of Christ of Lover, Long Branch Community Grange No 2072, Speers Hospital Club and Howe Women's Society.
     Surviving are her husband, Thomas E.; a son, Gary L. of Long Branch; one grandson; a brother, Floyd L. Watkins of Donora; one sister, Mrs. John C. HARTMAN of Allenport.
     Friends are being received at the Harold L. Schrock Funeral Home, Charleroi, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m.
>The Valley Independent, Friday, November 17, 1967.



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HALEY, Mrs. Elizabeth (WHITE)
     Mrs. Elizabeth White Haley, 76, of 500 Corwin street, Roscoe, died at her home, September 24, 1959, at 10:30 p.m.
     She is survived by one son, George Haley of Elco, five daughters, Mrs. Jean MORRIS of Wilmerding, Mrs. Ruth ARMBRUSTER, at home, Miss Helen Haley, Mrs. Mary TOLEN and Mrs. Rita GODLOVE of Trenton, New Jersey, one brother John White of Castle Shannon, two sisters, Mrs. Rachel REESE of Carnegie and Mrs. Jean MOREY of Mansfield, Ohio, twelve grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
>The Charleroi Mail, September 25, 1959.



HALLER, Joseph

Joseph J. HALLER. 68, of Perryopolis, died Dec. 14 in Uniontown Hospital.  Survivors include his
widow, Helon; two sons, Ensign Bernard Haller with the U. S. Navy at Fort George G. Meade, Md. and
Jerome Haller of Griffith, Ind.; one daughter, Mrs. William DOMONKOS of Perryopolis; Five
grandchildren; three brothers William of Connellsville, Steve of Scottdale and George of Vanderbilt; four
sisters, Mrs. Ann BAROFFIO of Star Junction, Mrs. May SNYDER of Carmichael, Calif., Mrs. Frances
JULIUS of Perryopolis and Evelny (sp?) Haller of Vanderbilt.  Services were held Dec. 17.
>Valley Independent, Friday, December 24, 1970.



HRICKO, Elizabeth (BARTUS)

Elizabeth Hricko, 55, of 1255 Maple Ave., Monessen, died Dec. 16 in Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh,
following open heart surgery.  Survivors include her husband, John Hricko; two sons, Dennis, at home
and John Jr. of Monessen; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mary ALTAMARE of Greensburg, and a
brother, Joseph BARTUS of Michigan City, Ind.  Services were held Dec. 19 with burial in Grandview
Cemetery, Monessen.
>Valley Independent, Friday, December 24, 1970.
 


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ISENBERG, Wayne

(The following obit was transcribed from a copy where a portion of the page was cut off.  A (*) is added
where information was not available, or could not be determined).

Wayne ISENBERG, 52 died suddenly Dec 15 in his home at Belle Vernon R. D. *.  Survivors include
his widow, Mary Lou HELLEIN Isenberg; a daughter, Mrs. Ja** (Christine) ZIRKLE of Raven* Ohio;
two sisters Mrs. Ha** (Helen) MALONE and Mrs. S** (Ruth) DESTEFANO, both of Monessen, and two
brothers, Jack Isenberg of Huntindon and Howard Isenberg of New York City.  Services were held Dec.
18 with burial in West Newton Cemetery.
>Valley Independent, Friday, December 24, 1970.


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JENKINS, Mrs. Edith (WEST) (Submitted by Marilyn Prinzig)
Mrs. Edith Jenkins, Area's 'Girl Scout Mother', is Dead.
     Mrs. Edith W. Jenkins, :Charleroi's Girl Scout Mother", died Saturday at 9:55 p.m.
     Mrs. Jenkins, whose home was at 308 Washington Ave., Charleroi, would have celebrated the 87th anniversary of her birth tomorrow.
     She was born Aug. 16, 1879, in McKeesport, the daughter of William H. and Sara E. SOLES West.  She came to Charleroi as a bride in 1901.  Her husband, John Jenkins, died in January, 1962
     Mrs. Jenkins, who was known throughout the Valley for her activities in the Girl Scout program, was a member of the troop committee when the first Girl Scout Troop was organized in Charleroi in 1926,  She has remained a registered Girl Scout  adult worker since that time and was named an honorary Girl Scout member.  She served as Charleroi Girl Scout Commissioner, secretary to the Charleroi Girl Scout Council, in several other capacities, and on troop committees until about four years ago.  Though inactive in recent years she was registered each year in n associate capacity.
     She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Charleroi, and was president of the Quilters Group of the church.  She was also a member of Charleroi Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, Charleroi Garden Club, ad a charter member of the Charleroi Golden Age Club.
     She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. F. (Edith) TAYLOR, Meriden, Conn., and Mrs Ruth LAUDERBAUGH at home; one son, J. W. Jenkins of Charleroi R. D. 1; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  Three brothers, Howard, Edward and Harry West are deceased.
     Friends are being received at the Harold L Schrock Funeral Home, Charleroi, during the hours of 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m.
>The Valley Independent, August 16, 1966.



JENKINS, John (Submitted by Marilyn Prinzig)
     John Jenkins, 87, of 422 Washington Ave., Charleroi, retired employee of the State Dept. of the Nureau of Food and Chemistry, died Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
     Mr. Jenkins was born in Elizabeth, March 25, 1874.
     He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Charleroi, F and A. M. Lodge 615, Charleroi, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of New Castle, Syria Temple, Pittsburgh, and Knights Templar, 80.  He also belonged to the Charleroi Lodge, 494, B.P.O.E., and the F.O.E. Lodge, 390, Charleroi.
     He is survived by his widow, Edith WEST Jenkins, one son, J. William Jenkins, Charleroi R. D. 2, two daughters, Mrs. John F. (Edith) TAYLOR, Rockfall, Conn., Mrs. Ruth LAUDERBAUGH, Charleroi, one sister, Mrs. Ida GARLICK, Charleroi, four grandchildren and one great grandchild.
     Friends will be received at the Harold L Schrock Funeral Home, Charleroi, during hours of 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m.
>The Valley Independent, January 8, 1962.
 



JONES, Mrs. Sally Kate
     Mrs. Sally Kate Jones, 89, of 4 Mulberry St., Belle Vernon, died yesterday at 10:45 a.m. at her home after a short illness.
     Born in Pike Run, West Brownsville, on Oct. 8, 1878, she had been in Belle Vernon 51 years.
     Her husband, Joseph, died in 1960.
     Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jennie BARBOUR at home; two sons, George of Gary, Ind., and Harry of Belle Vernon; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
     Friends will be received at the late home after 4 p.m. today.
>The Valley Independent, Friday, November 17, 1967.



JUNDA, Angeline
     Mrs. Angeline Junda, 74, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank (Rose) SAPPO of 418 McKee avenue, Monessen, January 11, 1960, at 6:15 a.m.
     She is survived by two sons, George of Monessen and Nicholas of Belle Vernon, two daughters, Mrs. Sappo and Mrs. Andrew (Marie) HAVERLOCK of Euclid, Ohio, two sisters, Mrs. Mathew RINELLA of Greenville, Pa., and Mrs. Frank FULGENZIO of Girard, Pa., and five grandchildren.
>The Charleroi Mail, Monday, January 11, 1960.



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KOSARSKI, Albert G.

Albert G. KOSARSKI, 54, of 803 Seventh St., Charleroi, died Dec. 15 in Presbyterian University
Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Survivors include his widow, Nancy Jane Kosarski, at home; two daughters, Mrs.
Jerald C. (Cathleen) CLARK of Laurel, Md., and Mrs. Franklin (Candace) GOVIER of Redondo Beach,
Calif.; two brothers, Raymond of Stevensville, Mich., and Alex of Charleroi; one sister, Mrs. Edward
CORNELL of Joppa, Md., and one grandson.  Services were held Dec. 19 with burial in Monongahela
Valley Memorial Park.
>Valley Independent, Friday, December 24, 1970.



KUROWSKI, Walter  (Funeral Notice)
KUROWSKI - Walter John, 51, of 445 Clarendon Ave., Monessen, died at his home Wednesday, Nov 15, 1967, at 10:50 a.m. after a declining illness.  Surviving are his widow Florence MALROSKY Kurowski; the following children:  Mrs. Donald (Marcia) GOSS of Chatham, N. J., David Kurowski, a student at Point Park Junior College in Pittsburgh, Joan, Charles, Laurel and James at home; three grandchildren; a brother, Sigmund of Brooklyn, N.Y.; three sisters, Mrs. Sophie POPOFF of Cranbury, N.J., Estella Kurowski of Jamaica, Long Island, N.Y., Mrs. Frank (Jean) TUCCI of Monessen.  Friends are being received at the H. Denver Rhome Funeral Home in Monessen from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m.  Services there Saturday, Nov. 18 at 8:30 a.m. followed by requiem high mass in St. Hyacinth R. C. Church, Monessen at 9 a.m. The Rev. Casimer Trzeclakowski, pastor, will officiate.  Interment, St. Hyacinth Cemetery.  H. Denver Rhome is funeral director.
>The Valley Independent, Friday, November 17, 1967.



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LEONE, Angelo A.

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Angelo A. LEONE, 67, of ** Water St., West Newton, died suddenly Dec. 17 in South *** Hospital.  He
had collapsed **  the Smithfield St. Bridge in Pittsburgh.  Survivors include two brothers, Otto J. Leone
of West Newton and David Leone of Monongahela and two sisters, Mrs. Rose VENTURA and Theresa L.
LEONE, both of West Newton.  Services were held Dec 21 with burial in West Newton Cemetery.
>Valley Independent, Friday, December 24, 1970.



LUKICH, Frank Joseph
     Frank Joseph Lukich, 47, of Scenery Hill R. D. 1, died at his home, Saturday at 8 a.m., after an illness of two years.
     He was born July 17, 1919 in Yugoslavia, the son of Thomas and Agnes HERCEG Lukich.  He had lived in Scenery Hill for three years, and was formerly from Bethel Park.
     He was a veteran of World War II, and was a member of St. Clement R. C. Church, Ellsworth and the Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge 354, Cokeburg.
     He is survived by his widow Margaret MARKOVITCH Lukich, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lukich of Scenery Hill R. D. 1; four sons, Anthony, Frank Jr., Thomas, and Ronald at home; three daughters, Mrs. Patricia YOUNG of Pittsburgh ad Margaret Ann at home.
     Friends will be received at the Leonard M. Pavlic Funeral Home, Bentleyville.
>The Valley Independent, August 16, 1966.



 

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MARRIOTT, Mrs. Isla E (SNEAD) (Funeral Notice)
MARRIOTT - Mrs. Isla E Snead, 69, of Fayette City, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 1967 at 3:30 a.m. in Charleroi-Monessen Hospital after a short illness.  Surviving are two sons, Thomas R. of Baden, Pa., and James E. of Charleroi, R. D. 2; a daughter, Mrs. James (Leah) STATHERS of Fayette City; two sisters, Leah Snead of Monessen and Mrs. Lillian GREGORY of Pittsburgh; five grandchildren.  Friends are being received at the Howard W. McCrory Funeral Home, Fayette City, Services there Saturday Nov. 18, at 1:30 p.m. The Rev John W. McLeister, pastor of the Fayette City Methodist Church, will officiate.  Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Fayette City.  Howard W. McCrory is funeral director.
>The Valley Independent, Friday, November 17, 1967.



MATYI, John S. Jr.
     John S. Matyi Jr., 45, of Richeyville, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 1 p. m. Sunday, Jan. 12, 1958.
     Mr. Matyi was born Sept. 5, 1912 in Smithton.  He was secretary of the Richeyville Miners Club; treasurer of the Richeyville Volunteer Fire Department and a member of St. Agnes R. C. Church, Richeyville; Vesta Number 5 Local of UMWA and Hungarian Reformation Lodge.
     Surviving are his wife, Helen; one son, Richard, at home; two daughters, Mary Ellen and Rose Marie, both at home; his mother, Mrs. Mary Matyi, Richeyville; three sisters, Mrs. Mary HUZER and Mrs. Josephine MAKUSENITO, both of Richeyville, and Mrs. Helen GRACE, Berkeley, Mich.; three brothers, Julius, Cleveland, Ohio; Alex, California and Joseph, Richeyville.  His father, John Matyi Sr., died in 1953.
>The Charleroi Mail, Tuesday, January 12, 1958.



McSWEENEY, George E. (Funeral Notice)
McSweeney - George E., 49, of 319 Westland Drive, Greensburg, formerly of Charleroi, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 15, 1967, in States Nursing Home at Indiana, Pa.  Surviving are his widow, Retta WYANT McSweeney; two sons, James E. and Kevin B. at home; his father, Michael G. McSweeney of New Kensington; two brothers Eugene R. of Aspinwall and Alvin R. of Anchorage, Alaska; three sisters, Dorothy M. McSweeney of New Kensington, Mrs. Samuel (Helen) RODIBAUGH of Rochester, N.Y. and Capt. Patricia I. McSweeney with the U.S. Air Force Nurses Corp at Ankara, Turkey.  Friends will be received at the Henry S. Cashey Funeral Home, 319 West Pittsburg St., Greensburg, after 7 p.m. Nov 16, and thereafter from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Services Saturday, Nov 18, at 1 p.m. in Maplewood Presbyterian Church, Greensburg, with the Rev. I Lee Page and the Rev. D. Alan Martens D.D. officiating.  Interment Greenwood Memorial Park at Lower Burrell.  Robert J. Nicholson,  for Henry S Coshey Funeral Home, is in charge/
>The Valley Independent, Friday, November 17, 1967.



METZ, Walter Sr. (Funeral Notice)
METZ - Walter Sr., 60, of 37 Schoonmaker Ave., Monessen, died at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3 1967.  He
is survived by a son, Walter Jr. of Charleroi; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Mabel) WENTZELL of Lock Four
and Mrs. Thomas (Mildred) DAUGHERTY of Brownsville; two brothers, William and George of Lock
Four.  .  Friends are being received at the John L. Kravets Funeral Home, Monessen.  Blessing service
there Saturday , Jan 7, at 9:30 a.m. followed by requiem high mass in St. Leonards R. C. Church,
Monessen, at 10:00 a.m. The Rev. Regis Hickey, pastor, will officiate.  Interment, Monongahela
Cemetery.  John L. Kravets, funeral director.
>The Valley Independent, Friday, January 6, 1967



MINDEAR, Julia
    Mrs. Julia MINDEAR of 4865 Grand avenue, Neville Island, died in Torrance State Hospital, Blairsville, September 24, 1959, at 9:40 a.m.
     She was born in Czechoslovakia, and was a resident of Charleroi for forty years.  After the death of her husband, Andrew Mindear in 1953, she moved to Neville to make her home with her nephew and niece, Mr. and Mrs. John BARNA.
>The Charleroi Mail, September 25, 1959.



MONACK, Mrs. Bessie (DOLAN) (Funeral Notice)
MONACK- Mrs. Bessie I., 58, of 227 McKean Ave., Charleroi, died Wednesday evening, Nov. 15, 1967, in Charleroi-Monessen Hospital after a lingering illness.  Surviving are two sons, Thomas P at home and Frank E. of Rostraver Twp.; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Roberta) BURNS of Charleroi, and Mrs. Ida Mae MOSS of Costa Mesa, Calif.,; sixteen grandchildren; five brothers, James Dolan of Stockdale, Richard Dolan of Charleroi, Robert Dolan of Bethel Park, Patrick Dolan of Charleroi and Raymond Dolan of Speers; two sisters, Mrs. Marion (Margaret) RAY of North Charleroi and Mrs. Nora KORNHI of Charleroi.  Friends will be received after 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Michael A Melinchak Funeral Home, Charleroi.  Requiem high mass will be sung in St. Jeromes R. C. Church, Charleroi at 10 a.m. Saturday Nov. 18 by the Rev. William J Maher, Pastor.  Interment, Calvery Cemetery, Charleroi. Funeral home visiting hours are 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m.
>The Valley Independent, Friday, November 17, 1967.



MORRIS, Winifred A (Funeral Notice)
MORRIS - Winifred A., 63, of 1011 Henry St., Belle Vernon, died at her home Wednesday, Jan. 4, 1967
at 2:45 p.m.  Surviving are a brother, Edward Morris of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Walter
(Eva) BROMWICH of St. Petersburg and Mrs. Betha ARN, with whom she made her home.  Friends will
be received after 7 p.m. Jan 5 at the Shelby D. Furgeson Funeral Home, Belle Vernon.  Service there
Saturday, Jan 7, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Linn Chester Edwards, pastor of the Trinity Episcopal Church of
Monessen, officiating.  Interment, Belle Vernon Cemetery.  Funeral home visiting hours are 2 to 5 and 7
to 10 p.m.  Shelby D. Furgeson, funeral director.
>The Valley Independent, Friday, January 6, 1967



MULAK, Michael George (Funeral Notice)
MULAK - Michael George, three-month-old son of George and Susan OLSON Mulac Jr., of Cokeburg Junction, Somerset Twp., died Thursday, Nov 16, 1967 in Monongahela Memorial Hospital.  Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister Georgiann, and a brother, Gregory, both at home.  paternal grandparents, Mr. and Ms. George Mulac Sr. of Van Voorhis; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Olson of Cokeburg Junction.  Friends are being received at the Kenneth V. Thompson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Bentleyville where a service will be held Saturday, Nov. 18 at 11:15 a.m. with the Rev. Henry Petrie officiating.  Interment, Sacred Heart Cemetery.  Kenneth V. Thompson Funeral home is funeral director.
>The Valley Independent, Friday, November 17, 1967



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NOVOTNY, Dr. Joseph
Dr. Joseph E. NOVOTNY, of 968 McKean Ave., Donora, died Dec. 15 in McKeesport Hospital.  He had
been a lifetime resident of Donora and had been on the medical staff at McKeesport Hospital for 41
years.  Surviving is a brother, Frank, of Monongahela.  Services were held Dec. 18 with burial in
Monongahela Cemetery.
>Valley Independent, Friday, December 24, 1970.



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O'NEIL, Bertha (GOLLICK)  (Submitted by Patty Faieta)
    Mrs. Bertha O'Neil, 63 of Coal Center, R. D. #1, died in the St. Margaret Hospital of Pittsburgh, May 7, 1962 at 11:45 a.m.
    She was born in Roscoe, December 7, 1898, the daughter of William and Drusilla Abbott Gollick.
    She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Monongahela.
    Survivors are her husband Nixon O'Neil, one son, Robert of Coal Center, R. D. #1, one daughter, Mrs. Alfred (Betty) Lindsay of Coal Center R. D. #1, two brothers, William Gollick of Dearborn, Michigan, and Howard Gollick of Charleroi, R. D. #1, two sisters, Mrs. Ella Pomerson of Sandusky, Ohio and Mrs. Sterling (Emma) McCusker, Charleroi, and 4 grandchildren.
    Friends will be received at the Ruth Eckert Funeral Home, Roscoe and interment will be in Belle Vernon Cemetery, Belle Vernon, PA



O'NEIL, Nixon (Nick)    (Submitted by Patty Faieta)
   Nixon (Nick) O’Neil, 65, of Coal Center R. D. #1, a retired foreman at Allenport Plant, Pittsburgh Steel Co. died at West Penn Hospital, this morning, January 23, 1963 at 1:05 a.m.
    He was born in Fayette City, November 30, 1897, the son of the late James and Viola Farquhar O’Neil, and was a member of Clover Hill Methodist Church.  He was a veteran of World War I.
    Survivors include one son, Robert, and one daughter, Mrs. Alfred (Betty) Lindsay both of Coal Center R. D. #1; two brothers James of Daisytown and Willis O’Neil of Lynnwood; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Mitchell, Mill Run and Mrs. Genieve Davis, Chicago.  Four grandchildren also survive.
    Friends will be received at the Ruth Eckert Funeral Home, Roscoe, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. beginning Thursday.  Interment will be in Belle Vernon Cemetery, Belle Vernon, PA.



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PANKO, Prokop (Funeral Notice)
PANKO - Prokop, 79, of 488 Schoonmaker Ave., Monessen, died Jan 6, 1962 at 1:15 am in Charleroi-Monessen Hospital  Surviving are a brother, Steve Panko of Erie and a number of nieces and nephews in the Valley Area.  Friends are being received at the H Denver Rhome Funeral Home, Monessen, where parastas services will be held Monday, Jan. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Prayer services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 9 a.m. with divine liturgy to follow at 9:30 a.m. from the St. john the Divine R. O. Church, Monessen.  The Very rev. John W. Govrusik will officiate. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery, Monessen.  H Denver Rhome, funeral director.
>The Valley Independent, January 8, 1962.



PAPACKI, Louise (KOHER)

Louise RAPACKI, 75, of 232 (rear) McKean Ave., Donora, died suddenly Dec. 15 in Eye and Ear
Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Survivors include her husband, George; One brother, Marion KOHER in West
Virginia; one sister, Mrs. Nancy Anderson of Collier W. Va. Services were held Dec. 18 with burial in
Monongahela Cemetery.
>Valley Independent, Friday, December 24, 1970.



PARENTI, Nazzareno
     Nazzareno Parenti, 73, of New Eagle, died yesterday at 10:55 p.m. in Haven Crest Nursing and Convalescent Home, Monongahela R. D. after a lingering illness.
     Born in Serra, Italy, on Feb. 9, 1893, he had lived in New Eagle since 1927.
     Mr. Parenti, a retired miner, was a member of Sons of Italy of Monongahela, Haymakers and Redmen of New Eagle.
     Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Gavino (Ereda) ALVAREZ of Donora, Mrs. Vasco (Ada) MARRACCINI and Mrs. Earl (Libra) MEEHAN, both of New Eagle; three sons, Armand of Clark---
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>The Valley Independent, Friday, January 6, 1967



PROKOP, Michael
    Michael Prokop, 79, of 4 Schoonmaker Ave., Monessen, died at 12:01 a/m/ Sunday in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.
     He was retired from the die room of the Page plant of the America Chain and Cable Co., and had been a resident of Monessen for 55 years.
     He was a member of the Greater Beneficial Union of Monessen and St. John the Devine Russian Orthodox Church, Monessen.
     He is survived by his widow, Anna, two sons, John of Monessen, George at home; two daughters, Anne BEREGI and Margaret VITALI at home; and four grandchildren.
     Friends are being received at the John L. Kravets Funeral Home, Monessen.
>The Valley Independent, August 16, 1966.



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RAHNKE, Elizabeth  (Submitted by Patty Faieta)
   Mrs. Elizabeth Rahnke, aged 85, a pioneer Roscoe resident, died Monday night, August 10, at 11 o'clock in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ben C. Winnette, of Columbus, Ohio.  Mrs. Rahnke has been living with her daughter in Columbus for about a year.  Two weeks before her death she fell and broke her hip.  Pneumonia developing from the injury proved fatal.
    Her husband, Hermann Rahnke, died 27 years ago.
    The deceased was born in Germany and came to America near the turn of the century.  Excepting for a short stay in Wilcock, Pa., on coming to this country, she has lived in the Roscoe district ever since.  She had a home in Long Branch, but for the last several years she has been living with her daughters.  She enjoyed remarkably good health for one her age until she broke her hip.
    Surviving are two sons, August, of Roscoe, and Chris, of Detroit, Michigan, and three daughters, Mrs. Otto Schultz, of Pittsville, Pa., Mrs. Robert Donaldson of Roscoe, and Mrs. Ben C. Winnette, of Columbus, Ohio.
    The remains arrived from Columbus on Tuesday for the funeral.  Services were held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, August 13, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Robert Donaldson.  Rev. G. A. Yoders, of the Methodist Episcopal church, was in charge;
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SALOTTI, Vincent (Funeral Notice)
SALOTTI - Vincent, formerly of Short St. , Monessen, died on Sunday, Jan. 7, 1962 at noon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Orsete (Rose) GATTINO, Detroit, Michigan, where he made his home since May, 1959.  He had been ill for several months.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ernest (Josephine) GROSSI, Ferndale, Mich., Mrs. Orsete (Rose) Gattino, Detroit, and Mrs. Lee (Lena) Hagerty, San Fernando, Calif.; two sons, Joseph J. Salotti, Arlington, Va., and Nello Salotti, San Fernando; seven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren; one brother, Pauldo Salotti, Arlingotn, Va.  Friends will be received at the R. A. Billick Funeral Home in Monessen after 1 p.m., Jan. 9. Blessing services will take place on Thursday, Jan. 11 at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home followed by requiem high mass at 10 a.m. in St. Cajetan R. C. Church, Monessen. The Rev. Nunzio Pirulli, pastor, will officiate.  Interment, Grandview Cemetery. R. A. Billick, funeral director.
>The Valley Independent, January 8, 1962.



SWEARER, Mrs. Georgia Anna
    Mrs. Georgia Anna SWEARER, of 622 Washington Rd., Belle Vernon, died yesterday in Charleroi-Monessen Hospital at 10:20 p.m.
     Mrs. Swearer was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of Fayette City.
     Surviving are her husband, Harry; two sons, Raymond of Belle Vernon and Keith of Daiseytown; three grandchildren.
     Friends will  be received at the Harold R. Toner Funeral Home in Belle Vernon from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. beginning tomorrow.

>The Valley Independent, Friday, January 6, 1967
 
 
 



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TKACH, George
     George Tkach of 75 Market St., Donora, died at his home yesterday about noon, after an illness of six months.
     He was born in Bishop, Pa., and had been a resident of Donora for 39 years.
     He was a retired millwright in the blooming mill department of the U. S. Steel plant, Donora.
     He was a member of St. Dominic R. C. Church of Donora, and was a veteran of World War I.
     He is survived by his widow, Mary HERK Tkach; two brothers, Mike Tkach of Monongahela, R. D. 1, John Tkach of Morgan, Pa., two sisters, Anna JACOBS and Mrs. George (Elizabeth) HERK of Donora.
     Friends will be received at the Paul Macik Funeral Home, Donora, after 7 o'clock tonight.
>The Valley Independent, August 16, 1966.


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VANCE, Charles L.
     Charles L. Vance, 68, of 833 American St., California, died Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the York, Pa., Hospital.
     He was born in Uniontown Sept. 6, 1899, son of Charles H. and Sarah ALBRIGHT Vance.  He formerly lived in West Brownsville.
     He was a retired Pennsylvania Railroad engineer and a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Engineers.
     Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Alice BAUGHMAN Vance; a daughter, Mrs. Charles HOOVER of York; a son, Charles of Mechanicsburg; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Helen ARBUCKLE of Long Island, N.Y., and Mrs. Rena HOPKINS of Pittsburgh; and two brothers, James Vance of Clairton and the Rev. John Vance of Blaine City, Ohio.
>The Valley Independent, Friday, November 17, 1967.


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WHETZEL, John Homer (Submitted by Marilyn Prinzig)
     John Homer Whetzel, 67, of Saltsburg, formerly of Brownsville and Belle Vernon, died January 10, 1958, at 10:45 p. m. in the Indiana Memorial Hospital.
     Mr. Whetzel was born in Dawson, March 26, 1890, and has resided in Saltsburg for eleven years, where he was a maintenance worker on the Loyalhanna Flood Control Dam.  He was a member of the First Christian Church of Brownsville.
     He is survived by his wife, Mary ROLEY Whetzel, two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Vera) JENKINS, Belle Vernon, and Mrs. Dorman (Edith) CUNKLEMAN of Saltsburg, and three grandchildren.
>The Charleroi Mail, Tuesday, January 12, 1958.



WILLIAMS, Mrs. Bertha (CROW)
    Mrs. Bertha CROW WILLIAMS, 74, of Coal Center R. D. 1, died Wednesday at 10:15 p.m. at her home.
     Mrs. Williams was a member of Coal Center Presbyterian Church, Long Branch Grange, Daughters of America and Rebekah Lodge.
     Born June 25, 1892 in Allen Twp., Washington County, she was a daughter of the late William WILKINS Crow and Olive CRAWFORD Crow.
     Surviving are her husband, Irvin; two brothers, John R Crow of Brownsville and Harry Crow of McKeesport; a sister, Mrs. C. L. Hixenbaugh of Newark, Calif.
     Friends will be received after 6 p.m. today at the Caleffie and Greenleif Funeral Home, California, Pa.
>The Valley Independent, Friday, January 6, 1967
 



WOOD, Albert Ray
     Albert Ray Wood, 71, of 209 Johnson Ave., Pricedale, died in Aspinwall Veterans Hospital, yesterday at 1:50 a.m.
     He was born in Fairchance and had lived in Pricedale for 30 years.  He was a veteran of World War I.
     He had been in failing health for 13 years.
     Survivors are one daughter, Gwendolyn D. Wood of Pricedale; two brothers, Charles Wood of Fairchance and J. R. Wood of Mt. Pleasant; one sister, Mrs. Jack (Mary) ECKART, with whom he lived.
     Friends will be received at the Shelby D. Ferguson Funeral Home, Belle Vernon, after 7 p. m. tonight.
>The Valley Independent, August 16, 1966.


WYATT,  Paul H.

Paul H. WYATT, 63, of Coal Center R. D. 1, died Dec. 13 in Brownsville General Hospital.  He was a
retired X-ray technician at the hospital.  In the 1920's, Mr. Wayatt was a member of two Olympic
swimming teams competing in the backstroke.  He is survived by his widow, Juanita KNUTH Wyatt; one
son, Thomas H. Wyatt of Nevada; a brother, Arthur J. Wyatt of Bradenton, Fla., and five grandchildren.
Services were held Dec. 18 with burial in LaFayette Memorial Park near Brownsville.
>Valley Independent, Friday, December 24, 1970.


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